Mark Mallett

THE SECRET

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…the daybreak from on high will visit us
to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.
(Luke 1:78-79)

AS it was the first time Jesus came, so it is again on the threshold of the coming of His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven, which prepares for and precedes His final coming at the end of time. The world, once again, is “in darkness and death’s shadow,” but a new dawn is quickly approaching. 

Dear young people, it is up to you to be the watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ!… I did not hesitate to ask them to make a radical choice of faith and life and present them with a stupendous task: to become “morning watchmen” at the dawn of the new millennium. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World, XVII World Youth Day, n. 3; (cf. Is 21:11-12); Novo Millennio Inuente, n.9

In fact, it is this dense darkness that tells us precisely how close the dawn is…

HOW THESE TIMES WERE SHORTENED

In 2005, my wife came bounding into the bedroom where I was still sleeping, waking me up with unexpected news: “Cardinal Ratzinger has just been elected Pope!” I turned my face into the pillow and wept for joy — an inexplicable joy that lasted for three days. The overwhelming feeling was that the Church was being given an extension of grace and protection. Indeed, we were treated to eight years of beautiful depth, evangelism and prophecy from Benedict XVI.

But on February 10, 2013, I sat in stunned silence as I listened to Pope Benedict announce his resignation from the papacy. For the next two weeks, the Lord spoke an unusually strong and persistent word in my heart (weeks before I’d hear the name Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio for the first time):

You are now entering into dangerous and confusing times.

The confusion, division, and uncertainty are spreading now by the hour, like the ripples of a tsunami descending upon an unsuspecting coastline.

Recently, Fr. Charles Becker, the American director of the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP) gave an invaluable nugget of information that sheds more supernatural light on Benedict’s election. In a recent video, he shared a passage from the writings of the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi, the founder of the MMP whose prophecies are now unfolding before our very eyes. Referring to St. John Paul II reigning at the time, Our Lady said to Fr. Gobbi:

When this Pope will have completed the task which Jesus has entrusted to him and I will come down from heaven to receive his sacrifice, all of you will be cloaked in a dense darkness of apostasy, which will then become general.There will remain faithful only that little remnant which, in these years, by accepting my motherly invitation, has let itself be enfolded in the secure refuge of my Immaculate Heart. And it will be this little faithful remnant, prepared and formed by me, that will have the task of receiving Christ, who will return to you in glory, bringing about in this way the beginning of the new era which awaits you. —Our Lady to Fr. Stefano, To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, “The Pope of My Secret”, n. 449, Salzburg, Austria, May 13, 1991, p. 685 (18th edition)

But four years later — after many more priests and prayers joined Our Lady’s cause, she announced that “time will be shortened”:

The times will be shortened, because I am Mother of Mercy and each day I offer, at the throne of Divine justice, my prayer united to that of the children who are responding to me with a “yes” and consecrating themselves to my Immaculate Heart… The times will be shortened, because I am your Mother and I want to help you, with my presence, to carry the cross of the painful events through which you are living. How many times have I already intervened in order to set back further and further in time the beginning of the great trial, for the purification of this poor humanity, now possessed and dominated by the Spirits of Evil. The times will be shortened, because the great struggle which is being waged between God and his Adversary is above all at the level of spirits and is taking place above you… I entrust you to the powerful protection of these Archangels and of your Guardian Angels, so that you may be guided and defended in the struggle which is now being waged between heaven and earth, between paradise and hell, between Saint Michael the Archangel and Lucifer himself, who will appear very soon with all the power of the Antichrist.—”The Times Will be Shortened”, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), September 29, 1995, n. 553If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect whom he chose, he did shorten the days. (Mark 13:20)

Fr. Charles then retells the story of a European priest in the MMP who was with Fr. Stefano on the day that Benedict XVI was elected:

Upon hearing the name of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, [Fr. Stefano] exalted with joy. He immediately said these precise words: “Our Lady has kept her promise. She has shortened the “great test” by eight years. —see video starting at 38:58

Eight years, of course, ended up being the length of Benedict’s papacy — something Fr. Gobbi could not have known back then, except prophetically. However, with the resignation of Benedict XVI and the new pontificate of Pope Francis, Fr. Charles says the “test commenced full swing.”

Of course, some people will immediately point to Francis as the source of this apostasy, which is far too simplistic if not careless. For one, the apostasy in the Church long precedes Pope Francis. As far back as 1903, St. Pius X stated that ‘apostasy’ was spreading like a ‘disease’ and that ‘there may be already in the world the “Son of Perdition” [the Antichrist] of whom the Apostle speaks.’[1] However, there is no question that since Francis’ election, the “dense darkness of apostasy” has obscured the truth in many quarters of the Church and that there has been escalating confusion, disorientation and division. As Fr. Charles concludes:

We’re in the throws of the darkness of this apostasy becoming general. Now Pope Francis may or may not be purposely involved in that… but at least — not-purposely — he’s involved in it, because things are coming apart, things are being misaligned and misconstrued, and confusion is reigning more and more in his papacy. So, Blessed Mother warned us that this is part of the tribulation. —cf. video starting at 43:04Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 675He then summarizes the four key signs Our Lady gave to Fr. Gobbi of when the Church will have begun to go through its purification: confusion, division, lack of discipline, and persecution. These aptly describe the present “dense darkness” into which the entire world has descended.  Great darkness envelops the world, and now is the time… Small flock, fear not. I will assist you. In due time will come the glory of My Son, Jesus, in view of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of My daughter and of your Blessed Mother Mary! —God the Father allegedly to Fr. Michel Rodrigue, December 31st, 2020; cf. “Now is the Time” THESE TIMES OF CONFUSION The lack of strong moral leadership in nearly the entire world is a defining feature of our times that is, in fact, preparing the way for the Antichrist. Communism always provides a “dear father” for its adherents to obey and this global revolution will be no different. Further paving that dark highway is the collapse of fatherhood in general.The crisis of fatherhood we are living today is an element, perhaps the most important, threatening man in his humanity. The dissolution of fatherhood and motherhood is linked to the dissolution of our being sons and daughters.  —POPE BENEDICT XVI (Cardinal Ratzinger), Palermo, March 15th, 2000 

While writing this reflection, a new message from the Brazilian seer Pedro Regis came down the pike regarding this “confusion.” Our Lady said to him:

Dear children, testify to the truth. You are living in a time of great confusion, and only those who pray will be able to bear the weight of the trials. I suffer over what comes to you. You are heading towards a future where few will bear witness to the faith. Many will retreat out of fear and My poor children will walk like the blind leading the blind. Do not leave what you have to do until tomorrow. Devote part of your time to prayer. Pray much before the cross. Whatever happens, do not stray from the path that I have pointed out to you. You are not alone. I love you and will be by your side. Repent and serve the Lord faithfully. Let your lives speak of the Lord more than your words. Onward without fear!—January 7th, 2021; countdowntothekingdom.com

Here, Heaven has given yet again clear directives — antidotes to the fear and confusion. But are we doing them? Are we really truly living these words? You see, the world may be in darkness; your neighbour may be frightened and confused. But as Christians, we need to hear the powerful words of today’s first reading on this feast of the Baptism of the Lord as though they are written for us. For what refers to Jesus also applies to His Mystical Body, the Church, who shares in His divine life.

I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness. (Isaiah 42:6-7)

You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14)

And yet, are not many Catholics hiding in the shadows today, cowering in fear, capitulating to the State, succumbing to political correctness or otherwise living in mere self-preservation as they await “divine justice”?

Of course, one can still safely identify oneself as a ‘Catholic,’ and even be seen going to Mass. That is because the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that we have come to call ‘political correctness’ do not assume that identifying as ‘Catholic’ or going to Mass necessarily means that one actually believes what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life. —Princeton Professor Robert P. George, National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 15th, 2014, LifeSiteNews.com

On the other hand, despair can shipwreck one’s faith. One American reader sent this letter recently:

I thought I was to be part of the Remnant / Rabble but I can no longer bear this burden and follow His plan. Watching yet another evil plan unfold in our country today… my hope has been crushed and my faith destroyed. For months and years I have prayed, fasted, said the Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet, Adoration, etc. And what has it brought to us? Evil and wickedness and corruption that goes unchecked and gets away with murder, literally. The more devotion time I have, the greater the spiritual attacks are against me. The times we are in are supposed to be the most extraordinary times ever in human history for the Church and Christianity… and I ask, where are our leaders on earth and in heaven?? We have been betrayed by our Church on earth, and I ask where is our Lord and our Lady? This is supposed to be the greatest battle ever on this earth between Good and Evil yet we do not see them, hear them or feel them?! Not a word of comfort, not a word of encouragement, nothing. The silence is deafening. I never asked to be part of this and was never given a choice to be part of His plan.

The truth is that we Westerners are quite spoiled. We are living in the most abundant and opulent times, and yet, when it becomes a bit uncomfortable, we begin to lose our faith. We are soft. In fact, how many even consider Jesus as the true solution to our problems much less speak of Him openly? Or as Benedict gently put it:

In our own time, the price to be paid for fidelity to the Gospel is no longer being hanged, drawn and quartered but it often involves being dismissed out of hand, ridiculed or parodied. And yet, the Church cannot withdraw from the task of proclaiming Christ and his Gospel as saving truth, the source of our ultimate happiness as individuals and as the foundation of a just and humane society. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, London, England, September 18th, 2010; Zenit

But the times we are entering will not be so kind to soft Christians. The Church is about to pass through her own “Passion, death and Resurrection” as she follows in the footsteps of her Lord.[2] In fact, we are to imitate Jesus: His patience with His captors, His silence before false accusers, His witness to truth before Pilate, His mercy to the “good thief”, and His meekness before His executioners. But first, we have to enter this night of faith, this Vigil of Sorrowswith the heart. For if we are to follow Our Lord in His Passion, then we will be given strength just as He was if we but dispose ourselves to it in perseverance.

…the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:3-4)

And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. (Luke 22:43)

This angel came, though, only after Jesus confirmed His Will in the Father’s Will: “Not my will but yours be done.”[3] For us, the “test” is our faith in God’s Will.[4]

…take a look at where Jesus calls you and wants you: under the wine press of My Divine Will, so that your will receives a continuous death, as did My human will. Otherwise you would not be able to inaugurate the new Era and make My Will reign on earth. What is needed in order for My Will to come and reign on earth is the continuous act, the pains, the deaths in order to be able to draw down from Heaven the “Fiat Voluntuas Tua” [thy will be done]. —the Lord to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, Manuscripts, December 26th, 1923

In a word, Gethsemane. St. John Paul II delivered this very message to the youth whom he called to be “watchmen” at World Youth Day in Toronto:

…only by following God’s will can we be the light of the world and the salt of the earth! This sublime and demanding reality can only be grasped and lived in a spirit of constant prayer. This is the secret, if we are to enter into and dwell in God’s will. —ST. JOHN PAUL II, To the Youth of Rome Preparing for World Youth Day, March 21, 2002; vatican.va

THE SECRET

The secret is prayer — not scrolling through endless gloomy headlines of Satan’s hollow triumphs. Our Lady said to Gisella Cardia recently:

My children, light the candles of faith and continue with prayer; at this moment we are in need of you Christians and of those who are in the truth. My children, pay attention, because everything that is about to happen should open your eyes and make you see that God’s justice and punishment are upon you. Many are the nations that have turned their backs on God’s laws and made others their own that have nothing to do with the divine. Children, pray for those who have promoted laws concerning abortion, because their suffering will be great. Children, the road of the antichrist is opening up, but be calm, because the fire of the Holy Spirit will be upon my children, who will not let themselves be deceived. Now I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. —January 3rd, 2021; countdowntothekingdom.com

Light the candles of faith with prayer. There again is that word from Heaven, the “secret” to preparing to live in the Divine Will. 

The world has entered into a new corridor in time, and it is only through prayer that you will find your peace, find your strength, for what lies ahead. —Jesus to Jennifer, January 4th, 2021; countdowntothekingdom.com

A Canadian reader, a successful businessman, who has begun to lose everything because of the lockdowns in his province, is a shining example of how to use these winds of change to carry him and his family closer to God:

God is now showing me to completely depend solely on Him. Every situation I am in, I am completely helpless. I can’t force to open my businesses and I can’t force someone to buy my home. I have surrendered all this to Him and our finances because we are in deep now. My wife is 26 weeks pregnant today and is working full time to try and help out. I’m home with the three kids homeschooling and looking after a 2 year old. Yet it’s made us grow together as we march around our property saying the Chaplet at 3pm and the Rosary, admiring God’s creation that He’s allowed for us to enjoy… I’ve noticed the Spirit is much stronger in me lately. Like more powerful and right there at all times. Even when I say a simple grace at dinner…

That’s real Christianity being lived out right there, practically, in the present moment. What else can one do, or rather, what else should one do? Read Matthew 6:25-34 if you’re not sure of the answer.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely… (Proverbs 3:5)

This is why Our Lady has been begging us for decades to form cenacles around the world — small prayer gatherings, with our families or others, to pray(the Rosary, especially). Did you know that she is essentially forming the “upper room” all over again? And here’s why: so that the prodigy of the first Pentecost may be repeated in us. Again, as Our Lady said to Gisella, “Children, the road of the antichrist is opening up, but be calm, because the fire of the Holy Spirit will be upon my children, who will not let themselves be deceived.” She is preparing us for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that will change everything, as it did in the first Upper Room.

Thus transformed, they were changed from frightened men into courageous witnesses, ready to carry out the task entrusted to them by Christ. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, July 1, 1995, Slovakia

The coming Warning will be more than an “illumination of conscience.” It is going to flood those who have entered into the upper room at this time with incredible graces if not the Gift of Living the Divine Will in its beginning stages.

The Lord Jesus… spoke to me at length about the time of grace and the Spirit of Love quite comparable to the first Pentecost, flooding the earth with its power. That will be the great miracle drawing the attention of all humanity. All that is the effusion of the effect of grace of the Blessed Virgin’s Flame of Love. The earth has been covered in darkness because of the lack of faith in the soul of humanity and therefore will experience a great jolt. Following that, people will believe… “nothing like it has happened ever since the Word became Flesh.” —Elizabeth Kindelmann, The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Spiritual Diary (Kindle Edition, Loc. 2898-2899); approved in 2009 by Cardinal Péter Erdö Cardinal, Primate and Archbishop. Note: Pope Francis gave his Apostolic Blessing upon the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Movement on June 19th, 2013

So, repeatedly, we hear Our Lady saying all over the world to convert, to not put off until tomorrow what we need to do today, to cleanse our hearts and empty them of every tittle of darkness. 

Depart from [Babylon], my people, so as not to take part in her sins and receive a share in her plagues… (Rev 18:4)

“The Holy Spirit will come to establish the glorious reign of Christ and it will be a reign of grace, of holiness, of love, of justice and of peace,” says Our Lady to Fr. Gobbi. And this is how it will begin: in the hearts of the faithful…

With His divine love, He will open the doors of hearts and illuminate all consciences. Every person will see himself in the burning fire of divine truth. It will be like a judgment in miniature. —Fr. Stefano Gobbi, To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, May 22nd, 1988 (with Imprimatur)

Hence, all the private revelation in the world cannot and will never replace the Public Revelation of Jesus Christ, namely, the great truths of our Faith and the Sacraments, which are the foundation of spiritual life and growth.

Private revelation is a help to this faith, and shows its credibility precisely by leading me back to the definitive public Revelation. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Theological Commentary on the Message of Fatima

If you aren’t going to Confession regularly now, at least once a month, you are probably going to struggle. If you aren’t receiving Jesus in the Eucharist (while you still can), your soul is going to go hungry. If you aren’t following these sacramental graces with daily prayer and meditation on God’s Word, you are going to dry up like a grape without a vine because prayer is your life.

Prayer is the life of the new heart. It ought to animate us at every moment. But we tend to forget him who is our life and our all… We must remember God more often than we draw breath. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2697

We have so little time left to take advantage of these supernatural gifts before we may have to seek them underground (cf. Weep, O Children of Men!). This is a test of our faith, on the one hand… but then, This is Not a Test, if you know what I mean. The Labor Pains are RealWe need to light the candles of faith because it is only going to get darker now.

But the darker it gets, the closer is the Dawn and the The Resurrection of the Church

God indeed is my Savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the Lord, and he has been my Savior. (Today’s Psalm)

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Thought for the day

Introductory Prayer: Lord, I approach you today with a heart as humble as this leper’s, who can claim no beauty apart from what you can give him. My willful defects have disfigured your plan for me, and I seek from you today the power to make all my works and words clean. I hope in you and trust in your infinite mercy.

Petition: Lord, grant me an unshakeable confidence in your infinite mercy.

  1. “Lord, If You Wish, You Can Make Me Clean”: If God so wills… This marks a disposition of soul that says the leper wants God more than he wants his cure. By demonstrating patience and acceptance, he shows he is ready to live his cross according to God’s plan for him. Being self-absorbed and not accepting problems and defects is, in itself, an obstacle to being cured of them. Some lose patience in the fight because they want the cure more than they want the one who cures. Such cures may heal the body but leave the soul diseased and unattractive to God. Openness to God’s time, detachment from an easy life, and total abandonment into Our Lord’s hands permits illness to cure the soul long before it is freed from the body. How beautiful the soul of this humble leper was in Christ’s eyes! May I let this prayer today open my heart to accept all trials of the moment with humility and love for the God who guides me.
  2. “I Do Will It. Be Made Clean”: The disfigurement of leprosy becomes a symbol for the soul of a sinner in need of redemption. Suffering the miserable and disfiguring effects of sin provokes man to begin the path to conversion and change. There is something of disbelief in a new life for those who still feel the sting of a grievous sin of their past. They work to draw close to God but find it hard to believe he would ever want to be close to them. The intervention of God––definitive, eternal, absolute––moves Christ’s hand, which reaches out to touch the leper saying, “I do will it!” From his flesh to his soul––God’s will to forgive and heal surpasses our human comprehension! When we stop measuring our failures from wounded self-love and accept with living faith the decisive will of the redemptive God, we will find ourselves fully immersed in the life of the new man in Christ, dead to sin and dead to the world.
  3. Then He Ordered Him Not to Tell Anyone: Our Lord imposes silence. Not all that is known needs to be said, and prudence is demanded from a disciple of Christ. How often do we slow down God’s work by speaking too much, manifesting too much of our knowledge for vanity’s sake? Christ is secure in himself because he lives his mission face-to-face with his Father, and the time and place of his formal manifestation to the Jews will come at his bidding. Discretion, as a virtue, is a self-giving work, not in the least self-serving. We speak so as to maximize the good we wish to do for others. Our Lord’s discretion proves such a posture. When will his identity be formerly declared? “When I am raised up, then I will draw all men to myself” (John 12:32). Only in his passion, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, will he fully show his hand. May I communicate my experience of Christ, my knowledge of him, with the humility, charity and restraint that prudence imposes, so that I may maximize the effect of Christ’s truth in the world.

Conversation with Christ: Lord, I see your hand moving from the leper to my soul, showing its power to transform. No sin should ever break my fighting spirit; no longtime defect should ever weaken my hope in victory. Your hand but moves and all is cured, forgiven, and redeemed. Today I anchor my program of holiness with confidence in your grace and unconditional love.

Resolution: I will entrust someone I know to be living a bad life to the power of Our Lord’s mercy.

Mark Mallett

2020: A WATCHMAN’S PERSPECTIVE

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AND so that was 2020. 

It is interesting to read in the secular realm how glad people are to put the year behind them — as if 2021 will soon return to “normal.” But you, my readers, know this is not going to be the case. And not only because global leaders have already announced themselves that we will never return to “normal,” but, more importantly, Heaven has announced that the Triumph of Our Lord and Lady are well on their way — and Satan knows this, knows his time is short. So we are now entering the decisive Clash of the Kingdoms — the satanic will vs. the Divine Will. What a glorious time to be alive!

Still, even for me, this past year has been a true whirlwind. I was called to this writing apostolate some fifteen years ago. It has literally been my full-time “job” since a supernatural encounter many years ago before the Blessed Sacrament (read Called to the Wall). Since then, these writings have grown to an international audience that includes clergy and laity, theologians and housewives, philosophers and plumbers. I have had the opportunity to become a brother and hidden companion of so many of you around the world whom I’ve never seen or met… but also the bane and flashpoint for many others. It has been both Mount Tabor and Mount Calvary. I have wanted to flee to easier pastures many a time, and yet, since the day I said “yes” to this mysterious calling, I cannot. The “now word”, once it has burrowed into my soul, is like a pregnancy: it must come to birth whether I want it to or not!

You seduced me, LORD, and I let myself be seduced; you were too strong for me, and you prevailed. All day long I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage I proclaim; the word of the LORD has brought me reproach and derision all day long. I say I will not mention him, I will no longer speak in his name. But then it is as if fire is burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding back, I cannot! (Jer 20:7-9)

That pretty much summarizes 2020 from my perspective. You see, for years the Lord has inspired me to write about the big picture: the coming Triumph, the Era of Peace, and the fulfillment of the “Our Father” with the descent of the Kingdom of the Divine Will. As such, I have also written of the tribulations that will precede it: the present apostasy, the spread of a Global Communist Revolutionthe appearance of an Antichrist, and the purification of the Church. But it wasn’t until this past year that the “details” began to emerge — details I myself did not fully comprehend until I literally started typing. I have found myself more the student than anything else this past year, literally learning from sentence to sentence as unanticipated inspirations and words came to me that lead to greater revelations for all of us regarding the agenda unfolding. It’s been truly astonishing, even breathtaking to see. At the same time, it has been personally challenging.  For when I say that the Lord “seduced” me in the beginning of this ministry, He did — with a gentle but firm warning. 

If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes, and takes any one of them; that man is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. (Ezekiel 33:6)

So while I often write with a burning love in my soul for each of you, as if you were my own daughter or son, I confess that at other times I am motivated by a healthy “fear of the Lord”: to remain silent would be an indictment. Indeed, at the end of the Book of Revelation, Jesus not only promises gifts to the victors but also warns that the “unfaithful” and “cowards” will have no share in them (Rev 21:7-8).

THE GREAT TRANSITION

When the churches began to close last year, something changed in this ministry. For one thing, the Lord has never given me specific times other than to say frequently over the years that major events were coming “soon.” But what is “soon” to the Eternal One, right? But in March, the “now word” was powerful and emphatic that we have reached The Point of No Return and that The Labor Pains are Real; that we are entering The Great Transition from this Era to the next:

…we are entering a critical period in the course of human civilization. This can already be seen with the naked eye. You have to be blind not to notice the approaching awe-inspiring moments in history that the apostle and evangelist John was talking about in the Book of Revelation. Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow; November 20th, 2017; rt.com

It is, said Pope Leo XIII…

…the spirit of revolutionary change which has long been disturbing the nations of the world… The elements of the conflict now raging are unmistakable… The momentous gravity of the state of things now involved fills every mind with painful apprehension… —Encyclical Letter Rerum Novarum, n. 1, May 15th, 1891

Of course, there are always the naysayers and scoffers. They will point out, for example, that those words from Pope Leo were in 1891, and yet, here we are today. But I say, precisely. His prophetic warning did not fail. Rather, this revolution has spread over the century like a cancer, infiltrating every institution and facet of world politics, science, education, and economics. As the prophet Isaiah said, it is “The web that is woven over all nations.”[1]

But last year, something shifted in the prophetic realm. The Lord began to show in my own heart and writings that “soon” has become “now.” 

Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: “The days drag on, and every vision fails”?… Say to them instead: “The days are at hand and every vision fulfilled.” No longer shall there be any false visions or deceitful divinations within the house of Israel, for whatever word I speak shall happen without delay… The house of Israel is saying, “The vision he sees is a long time off; he prophesies for distant times!” Say to them therefore: Thus says the Lord GOD: None of my words shall be delayed any longer. Whatever I say is final; it shall be done… (Ezekiel 12:22-28)

Case in point, on January 30th of 2019, the approved Brazilian seer Luz de Maria was given a message from Heaven to “Stay vigilant, serious epidemics are looming before humanity, attacking the respiratory system…” It would only be ten months later that the respiratory disease COVID-19 would begin to spread. In March of this year, two weeks after I wrote that we have reached The Point of No ReturnOur Lord said to Luz de Maria:

My beloved People, this is the time that is no time; the great suffering of all humanity is approaching, so you will see before you eyes greater diseases and natural catastrophes, moments of fear faced by threats from space; you will live in terror, the result of humanity’s disrespect — you have not listened, you have rebelled and left me out of My Kingdom. —cf. countdowntothekingdom.com

A sobering message, but given that over 100,000 unborn babies continue to be aborted every day, while the plague of pornography continues to destroy the innocence of nearly everyone else… it should not surprise the Christian that the world has begun to “reap what we gave sown”, or rather, what we refuse to repent of.

Here again, another example of how Ezekiel’s prophecy that “None of my words shall be delayed any longer” is being fulfilled at this hour. The Italian seer Gisella Cardia gave this message on September 19th, 2019 only a month or two before SARS-CoV-2 began to spread:

Pray, as the plague and other new diseases are on the way. I love you children and do not fear, I will protect you. Now I bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. —lareginadelrosario.com

She too has been given messages that soon “balls of fire will descend on the earth.” [2] In fact, in April 2020, I had a stunning dream that was more like a vision — and I’ve only had a few of these in my lifetime. I saw from earth an object approaching in space that began to hail down fire balls. I was then taken outside of our orbit and watched as this huge celestial object approached, chunks of it breaking off and meteors falling to the earth as it passed by. I have never seen anything so incredible, so awesome, and it remains vivid in my mind’s eye. In fact, the Lord has been warning me of this for years now but never so clearly.

So, I felt inspired this week that it was time to write about this (at the risk of sounding like a lunatic). And then, two days later, Michael Brown over at Spirit Daily published an editorial called “Is there an Asteroid X?” He writes:

For just last week, astronomers said a study of meteorites that have hit earth suggests that at least one of them in Sudan known as AhS-202 broke off from just such a giant asteroid — “one more or less the size of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt,” says Livescience—December 29th, 2020; spiritdailyblog.com

What can I say? These are the times to which humanity has arrived. And they have been long foretold:

Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a gold censer… [and] filled it with burning coals from the altar, and hurled it down to the earth…. there came hail and fire mixed with blood, which was hurled down to the earth. A third of the land was burned up, along with a third of the trees and all green grass. (Rev 8:3-7)

Yet, so many people honestly believe the media that we just have to “ride this pandemic out” for a few more weeks — you know, “flatten the curve,” and then we can take our masks off and kiss lockdowns goodbye. Oh dear reader! Even the false prophets are saying that this is “the new normal” and that these restrictions will be with us indefinitely. Yes, that was the curious phrase they used as they introduced a new term to humanity’s lexicon last year: “The Great Reset“. Masks, lockdowns, vaccines and crises after crises will be the new normal — until the words of Fatima are fulfilled:

I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. —Message of Fatima, vatican.va

People don’t understand how deceived the global elites and financiers are. These men and women, some who are likely sociopaths, truly believe that reducing the population of the earth is “for the common good” — unfortunate collateral damage for the survival of the species (see The Caduceus Key). Indeed, Our Lady of Fatima does not say that God will cause this but man will through unrepentance—those errors that would completely destroy not only nations, but especially, the very image in which we are created.

Indeed, the other term for The Great Reset is the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which is a plan within the United Nations and her agencies to meld our bodies with technology to ultimately make man like unto God. Who but the most blind cannot see this as the fulfillment of St. Paul’s warning 2000 years ago?

Let no one deceive you in any way; for that [day of the Lord] will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 These 2:3-5). 

The danger is that Christians have had a Hollywood version of the “end times” drilled into their heads for decades — that there will rise this evil empire who will turn everyone into zombies who are given a mark on their hand or forehead. On the contrary, what we see today is that the world is practically lining up for these globalist leaders to solve their problems: free money, free vaccines, free food… Have you noticed how suddenly everyone from bishops to politicians to your next door neighbour are saying “follow the science” while suddenly the Sacraments have become non-essential and holy water has been poured into the sewer? But St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, the great prophets of this century, foresaw this threat — and repeatedly warned the faithful to respect science, but not place their faith in it. 

[We] were wrong to believe that man would be redeemed through science. Such an expectation asks too much of science; this kind of hope is deceptive. Science can contribute greatly to making the world and mankind more human. Yet it can also destroy mankind and the world unless it is steered by forces that lie outside it… It is not science that redeems man: man is redeemed by love. —POPE BENEDICT, Spe Salvin. 25-26

And hence, as church closures and lockdowns spread last Spring, the Lord began taking me down a path I did not see coming, but that He had whispered to me several years ago: that vaccines were going to play a major role in the coming times. I sat for problem two years on that “now word” until it became obvious in 2020 that it was time to write about it. That led to my research in The Pandemic of Control on how Big Pharma has been positioning itself for a century to essentially take control of present and coming crises. By the time I had finished that writing, the Lord was sounding another warning, which I cited in Our 1942:

A unique responsibility belongs to health-care personnel: doctors, pharmacists, nurses, chaplains, men and women religious, administrators and volunteers. Their profession calls for them to be guardians and servants of human life. In today’s cultural and social context, in which science and the practice of medicine risk losing sight of their inherent ethical dimension, health-care professionals can be strongly tempted at times to become manipulators of life, or even agents of death. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Evangelium Vitae, n. 89

Of course, a few readers were wondering why I had diverged into covering topics on science. The answer should be clear by now. There is emerging at this hour The Religion of Scientism: “excessive belief in the power of scientific knowledge and techniques.” Suddenly, the entire world practically has become an interim camp with only one key to escape: a vaccine. Several stories have appeared on the internet recently where “officials” are suggesting that it is likely people will not be able to return to “normal” life without a “vaccine passport.”[3] Yes, I was writing about this back in April. In fact, globalist and 33rd degree Freemason, Sir Henry Kissinger, said COVID-19 is precisely the opportunity to disband the old order:

The reality is the world will never be the same after the coronavirus. To argue now about the past only makes it harder to do what has to be done… Addressing the necessities of the moment must ultimately be coupled with a global collaborative vision and program…We need to develop new techniques and technologies for infection control and commensurate vaccines across large populations [and] safeguard the principles of the liberal world order. The founding legend of modern government is a walled city protected by powerful rulers… Enlightenment thinkers reframed this concept, arguing that the purpose of the legitimate state is to provide for the fundamental needs of the people: security, order, economic well-being, and justice. Individuals cannot secure these things on their own… The world’s democracies need to defend and sustain their Enlightenment values… The Washington Post, April 3rd, 2020

What an extraordinary revelation. The Freemasons are no longer hiding their agenda but boldly declaring it! As Pope Leo XIII warned:

At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself …that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view—namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum GenusEncyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, Apri 20thl, 1884

Here, the faithful must recognize that, sometimes, there are genuine conspiracies. 

Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 675

Of course, one cannot speak of the Antichrist, whom tradition says is a person,[4] without asking the question if his times are even possible. For St. John was clear that this “beast” would be a global kingdom that no earthly power could overcome. As we watch the healthy being forced to wear masks and lockdowns begin to permanently destroy the present economic order and social fabric, these words from Revelation continue to jump off of the page:

Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it? (Rev 13:4)

But St. John also says that this satanic kingdom will impose itself such that “no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”[5] Suddenly, many in the secular world and even atheists have taken notice of this Scripture with a nervous laughter as what seemed idiotic fantasy at one time is now fast becoming a reality. 

I will continue to warn of something the Lord showed me back in March that had never, ever crossed my mind. I suddenly “saw” in my mind’s eye a vaccine coming that will be integrated into an electronic “tatoo” of sorts that may be invisible. The very next day, this news story, which I’d never seen, was republished:

For the people overseeing nationwide vaccination initiatives in developing countries, keeping track of who had which vaccination and when can be a tough task. But researchers from MIT might have a solution: they’ve created an ink that can be safely embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and it’s only visible using a special smartphone camera app and filter. —FuturismDecember 19th, 2019

I was shocked, to say the least. The very next month, this new technology entered clinical trials.[6] Ironically, the invisible “ink” used is called “Luciferase,” a bioluminescent chemical delivered through “quantum dots” that will leave an invisible “mark” of your immunization.[7]

Moreover, in 2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed 10 billion dollars to vaccine research declaring the next decade leading up to 2020 as the “Decade of Vaccines.” Just another coincidence, I’m sure. Moreover, the Gates are working with the United Nations program ID2020 that seeks to give every citizen on earth a digital ID tied to a vaccineGAVI, “The Vaccine Alliance” is teaming up with the UN to integrate this vaccine with some kind of biometric.

Of course, this means little from a prophetic viewpoint if such a mark isn’t mandatory. But we are rapidly turning that corner too. 

New York State just introduced legislation to make vaccines mandatory.[8] The Chief Medical Officer in Ontario, Canada suggested that people won’t be able to access “certain settings” without a vaccine.[9] In Denmark, proposed legislation could grant power to the Danish authority for “coercing people who refuse to have the vaccine in certain circumstances ‘through physical detainment, with police allowed to assist’.[10] In Israel, Sheba Medical Center Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, said vaccines won’t be forced by the government, but “Whoever is vaccinated will automatically receive ‘green status’. Therefore, you may vaccinate, and receive Green Status to go freely in all the green zones: They’ll open for you cultural events, they’ll open to you the shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants.”[11] And in the United Kingdom, Conservative Tom Tugendhat said,

I can certainly see the day when businesses say: “Look, you’ve got to return to the office and if you’re not vaccinated you’re not coming in.” ‘And I can certainly see social venues asking for vaccination certificates.’ —November 13th, 2020; metro.co.uk

Suddenly, the “mark of the beast” is no longer religious fantasy but entirely plausible. 

[The beast] causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Rev 13:16-17)

As Christians, we simply need to be aware of what is unfolding. More importantly, we need to ask the Lord to give us wisdom, which is why He warned the Apostles to  “watch and pray” in Gethsemane. For we, too, as a Church are facing our Passion (cf. Our Gethsemane and Vigil of Sorrows and Descent Into Darkness)…

…when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n.677

Hence, we are also witnessing the most frightening spectre of all: a vast silence if not cooperation with this globalist programme by several bishops and seemingly even the Pope. This led to my appeal recently: Dear Shepherds… Where Are You? Thanks be to God, there are some brave priests and bishops speaking up, but the silence and complicity is nonetheless jarring.[12]

At the same time, I hope you can recognize another “sign of the times” that has emerged in this same period: the birth of Countdown to the Kingdomour new website to help the Church hear and discern prophecy. Three years before its launch, I wrote:

I don’t think any of us fully comprehends the extent of the darkness and the twists and turns that are directly ahead of the Church. The Catechism speaks of a coming trial which will “shake the faith of many believers.”[13] Even now, many are being shaken by the dense fog that seems to have descended on the Vatican where strange alliances with those promoting an anti-gospel and anti-mercy are being forged. Pope Paul VI called it “the smoke of satan.” And so, “fog lights” like [prophecy] can be helpful at moments like these…—March 17th, 2020; see Turn On the Headlights

As this new year begins, I thank God for the often powerful, consoling, and wise words from Heaven that we are reading on Countdown that are truly filling the vacuum of ecclesial silence. But I also continue to pray for Our Shepherds who now stand on the frontline of a persecution that has begun with the restrictions on the Mass and Sacraments. 

Above all, I want to repeat what I have written to you countless times but now with more urgency than ever: pray, pray, pray. The attacks against true believers has never been so intense. It is precisely through the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist that Jesus will cleanse and heal our battle wounds. But also through specific times of prayer where, apart from the distractions of the day, you spend time alone with the Trinity in order to let the Word of God build you up, renew, and purify you. Make time each day for the Rosary, too, through which you will allow Our Lady in particular to shower you with the graces you will need for the days ahead.

We should also take steps to protect our health using God’s creation instead of acting like we are helpless without Big Pharma. On the contrary! My wife launched a new website in 2020 that was also providential given all that has unfolded. She has been helping many people to take their health back into their own hands by rediscovering the biblical gifts of creation.[14]

TOWARD A NEW DAWN

Despite the gravity of what I’ve written above, this is still no cause to be afraid. Surrender everything to God, everything… all that you have, all that you don’t have, and all that is uncertain. It is the hour for us to have an Invincible Faith in JesusThese aren’t Christian platitudes and clichés but tested truths that have carried the People of God through the most difficult persecutions. God can part seas, calm storms, and multiply food. What He asks of us is to simply “seek first the Kingdom of God” and trust.  

Don’t lose hope; don’t give in to discouragement; don’t let yourself be swept up in the winds of this Great Storm. Rather, fix your eyes on the horizon as the Triumph truly draws near.

Our Lady told me many things that I cannot yet reveal. For now, I can only hint at what our future holds, but I do see indications that the events are already in motion. Things are slowly starting to develop. As Our Lady says, look at the signs of the times, and pray—Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo, Medjugorje seer, My Heart Will Triumph, p. 369;  Catholic Shop Publishing, 2016

God has warned us through His prophets — not to disturb our peace and send us flailing in every direction — but to assure us that He is in control and that the future belongs to Him and to those who persevere until the end. 

When these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near… Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth. I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. He who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Luke 21:28;Rev 3:10-13)


In closing, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who sent your prayers and support in 2020. My wife and I are literally a year behind in thank you cards as both of us have been overwhelmed with correspondence and keeping up with the changing times. Know that I continually pray for you my “readers, viewers, and benefactors.” You are loved. 

Hidden beneath the mantle of Our Lady and led by St. Joseph, off we go into the desert night as we await the coming Dawn. 

Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Note that a man whom the Lords sends forth as a preacher is called a watchman. A watchman always stands on a height so that he can see from afar what is coming. Anyone appointed to be a watchman for the people must stand on a height for all his life to help them by his foresight. How hard it is for me to say this, for by these very words I denounce myself. I cannot preach with any competence, and yet insofar as I do succeed, still I myself do not live my life according to my own preaching. I do not deny my responsibility; I recognize that I am slothful and negligent, but perhaps the acknowledgment of my fault will win me pardon from my just judge. —St. Gregory the Great, homily, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. IV, p. 1365-66

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WHEN I WAS HUNGRY

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We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as a primary means of control of the virus… We may well have a doubling of world poverty by early next year. This is a terrible global catastrophe, actually. And so we really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdowns as your primary control method.—Dr. David Nabarro, WHO special envoy, The Week in 60 Minutes; October 10th, 202…we were already calculating 135 million people around the world, before COVID, marching to the brink of starvation. And now, with the new analysis with COVID, we’re looking at 260 million people, and I’m not talking about hungry. I’m talking about marching toward starvation… we literally could see 300,000 people die per day over a 90-day period. —Dr. David Beasley, Executive Director of The United Nations World Food Program, April 22nd, 2020; PBS

…For I was hungry and you gave me no food…

         …because all you could hear was “COVID”,

and not my hunger cries…

I was thirsty and you gave me no drink…

      …because you were obsessed

with vaccines, not clean water…

A stranger and you gave me no welcome…

    …because you masked my face

and stopped eye contact with me…

Naked and you gave me no clothing…

        …because you destroyed the supply chain

and spoke only of my health, not my wellbeing…

Ill and in prison…

        …in nursing and senior homes

where you left me to die alone…

And you did not care for me…

        …because you were so consumed with your fears,

that you failed to consider my happiness.

Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them,‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ (Matt 25:41-44) What, then, is the solution?WE ARE NOT HELPLESS The Great Barrington Declaration was spearheaded by doctors from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Universities. They warn that current pandemic policies targeting the healthy are having “damaging physical and mental health impacts” and recommend letting the healthy “live their lives normally to build up immunity through natural infection,” while improving safeguards for the elderly and others at greater risk of death from COVID-19.[1] The Declaration has been signed now by over 33,000 scientists and doctors from around the globe. And it’s backed by recent studies. In August, the Lancet published an analysis of data from 50 countries that found lockdowns to be ineffective. The researchers found that full lockdowns were ‘not associated’ with decreased mortality from COVID-19. States Dr. Matt Strauss: “These are hard outcome data; reality cannot be waved away with theories or projections.”[2]However, evidence for the harms of lockdown is now piling up. In the US, homicides are up 50 per cent compared to last summer. In France, domestic violence calls are up 30 per cent. In Canada, almost three times more people are contemplating suicide compared to last year; and in British Columbia, overdose deaths have tripled from pre-pandemic levels. When you deprive children of their education, adults of their livelihood, and elderly people of their social connections, desperation and despair quickly set in. —Dr. Matt Strauss, October 14th, 2020; The SpectatorAnd last month, a new massive study of nearly 10 million people was published on November 20th, 2020 in the prestigious Nature Communications journal. The study gave the strongest evidence yet that mask-wearing by the healthy (ie. asymptomatic) and lockdowns are unnecessary. It found that healthy people do not spread the virus: 

All city residents aged six years or older were eligible and 9,899,828 (92.9%) participated. No new symptomatic casesand 300 asymptomatic cases… were identified. There were no positive tests amongst 1,174 close contacts of asymptomatic cases… Virus cultures were negative for all asymptomatic positive and repositive cases, indicating no “viable virus” in positive cases detected in this study. —”Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, China”, Shiyi Cao, Yong Gan et. al, nature.com

Moreover, doctors need to educate themselves regarding continued emerging science of actual curative protocols. A new study shows that there are 84% fewer hospitalizations for those treated with a “low-dose hydroxychloroquine combined with zinc and azithromycin.”[3] Vitamin D is now shown to reduce coronavirus risk by 54%.[4] In fact, a new study in Spain has found that 80% of COVID-19 patients were Vitamin D deficient.[5] On December 8th, 2020, Dr. Pierre Kory pleaded at a Senate hearing in the U.S. that the National Institutes of Health urgently review over 30 studies on the effectiveness of Ivermectin, an approved anti-parasitic drug.Mountains of data have emerged from many centers and countries around the world, showing the miraculous effectiveness of Ivermectin. It basically obliterates transmission of this virus. If you take it, you will not get sick. —December 8th, 2020; cnsnews.comIn the meantime, British scientists from the University College London Hospitals NHS (UCLH) announced over Christmas that they are testing the drug Provent, which could also prevent someone who has been exposed to coronavirus from going on to develop the disease COVID-19.[6] Other doctors are claiming success with “inhaled steroids” like budesonide.[7] And, of course, there are nature’s gifts that are almost entirely ignored, belittled or even censored, such as the antiviral power of “Thieves Oil”, Vitamins C, D, and Zinc that can boost and help protect our God-given and powerful immunity.  Finally, researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly and cheaply using ultraviolet LEDs at specific frequencies. The study, published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology found that such lights, used properly, could help disinfect hospitals and other areas and slow the spread of the virus.[8] All this is to say that killing tens of million people in order to save relatively fewer who will die from COVID is utterly unnecessary, to say the least (the above does not even consider deaths by postponed surgeriessuicides, and substance abuse, which are all skyrocketing). Lockdowns are simply immoral, and it is time that everyone from the lowest layman to the Pope denounce this horrible practice, which is undoubtedly hurtling the world toward global Communism as economies begin to buckle and supply chains crumble. Today, on this Feast of the Holy Innocents that recalls the genocide of the young in Bethlehem, we ought to renounce the genocide taking place beneath our very noses by those who, in the name of “health care”, have forgotten the “least of the brethren.”Humanity today offers us a truly alarming spectacle, if we consider not only how extensively attacks on life are spreading but also their unheard-of numerical proportion, and the fact that they receive widespread and powerful support from a broad consensus on the part of society, from widespread legal approval and the involvement of certain sectors of health-care personnel… with time the threats against life have not grown weaker. They are taking on vast proportions. They are not only threats coming from the outside, from the forces of nature or the “Cains” who kill the “Abels”; no, they are scientifically and systematically programmed threats. —POPE ST JOHN PAUL II, Evangelium Vitae, n. 17  SHARE THIS IMAGE WITH OTHERS:

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THE GIFT

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THE age of ministries is ending.”

Those words that rang in my heart several years ago were strange but also clear: we are coming to the end, not of ministry per se; rather, many of the means and methods and structures that the modern Church has become accustomed to that have ultimately individualized, weakened, and even divided the Body of Christ are ending. This is a necessary “death” of the Church that must come in order for her to experience a new resurrection, a new blossoming of Christ’s life, power, and sanctity in an all new manner. 

God himself had provided to bring about that “new and divine” holiness with which the Holy Spirit wishes to enrich Christians at the dawn of the third millennium, in order to “make Christ the heart of the world.” —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Address to the Rogationist Fathers, n. 6, www.vatican.va

But you cannot put new wine into an old wine skin. Hence, the “signs of the times” clearly indicate, not only that God is ready to pour out a new wine… but that the old wine skin has dried up, is leaking, and unfit for a new Pentecost

We are at the end of Christendom… Christendom is economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles. That is ending — we’ve seen it die. Look at the symptoms: the breakup of the family, divorce, abortion, immorality, general dishonesty… Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world. The great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on. —Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895 – 1979), Jan. 26, 1947 broadcast; cf. ncregister.com

Jesus likened these destructive processes to “labor pains” because what follows them will be a new birth…

When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. (John 16:21)

WE WILL HAVE EVERYTHING

Here, we are not speaking of a mere renewal. Rather, it is the climax of salvation history, the crown and completion of a long journey of the People of God — and thus, also the Clash of Two Kingdoms. It is the very fruition and purpose of Redemption: the sanctification of the Bride of Christ for the Wedding Feast of the Lamb (Rev 19:8). Hence, all that God has revealed through Christ will become the possession of all His children in a unified, single flock. As Jesus said to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta,

To one group of people he has shown the way to get to his palace; to a second group he has pointed out the door; to the third he has shown the staircase; to the fourth the first rooms; and to the last group he has opened all the rooms… —Jesus to Luisa, Vol. XIV, November 6th, 1922, Saints in the Divine Will by Fr. Sergio Pellegrini, with the approval of the Archbishop of Trani, Giovan Battista Pichierri, p. 23-24

That is not the case today in most quarters of the Church. If modernists have pushed away devotion and the sacred, ultra-traditionalists have often resisted the charismatic and prophetic. If intellect and reason have been given precedence in the hierarchy over mysticism, on the one hand, often the laity have neglected prayer and formation on the other. The Church today has never been richer, but also, never poorer. She has the wealth of numerous graces and knowledge accumulated over thousands of years… but most of it is either locked away by fear and apathy, or hidden beneath the ashes of sin, corruption, and dysfunction. The tension between the institutional and charismatic aspects of the Church will cease in the coming Era.

The institutional and charismatic aspects are co-essential as it were to the Church’s constitution. They contribute, although differently, to the life, renewal and sanctification of God’s People. —Speech to the World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities, www.vatican.va

But what a tempest is needed to unlock these gifts! What a Storm is needed to blow away this suffocating debris! 

So, the People of God in the coming Era of Peace will be as it were fully Catholic. Think of a droplet of rain hitting a pond. From the point of entering the water, co-centric ripples spread in every direction. Today, the Church is scattered about these rings of grace, going off, therefore, in different directions precisely because the beginning is not God’s but man’s perceived center. You have some who embrace the works of social justice, but neglect the truth. Others cling to the truth but without charity. Many are those who embrace the sacraments and liturgy yet reject the charisms and gifts of the Spirit. Others imbibe theology and intellectual formation while disregarding the mystical and the interior life, and yet others embrace the prophetic and supernatural while neglecting wisdom and reason. How Christ longs for His Church to be fully Catholic, fully adorned, fully alive! 

Thus, the Risen Church to come will emerge from the very center of Divine Providence and will spread to the ends of the earth with every grace, every charism, and every gift that the Trinity destined for man from the moment of Adam’s birth to the present “as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt 24:14). What was lost will be recovered; what has decayed will be restored; what is budding will, then, fully blossom. 

And that means, most especially, the “Gift of living in the Divine Will.”

THE VERY CENTER

The very smallest point, the very center of the Church’s life is the Divine Will. And by this, I do not mean a mere “To do” list. Rather, the Divine Will is the very interior life and power of God expressed in the “fiats” of Creation, Redemption, and now, Sanctification. Jesus said to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:

My descent upon earth, taking on human flesh, was precisely this — to lift up humanity again and give to my Divine Will the rights to reign in this humanity, because by reigning in my Humanity, the rights of both sides, human and divine, were placed in force again. —Jesus to Luisa, Feb. 24th, 1933; The Crown of Sanctity: On the Revelations of Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta (p. 182). Kindle Edition, Daniel. O’Connor

This was the entire purpose of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection: that what was done in Him may now be done in us. This is
the key to understanding the “Our Father”:

It would not be inconsistent with the truth to understand the words, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” to mean: “in the Church as in our Lord Jesus Christ himself”; or “in the Bride who has been betrothed, just as in the Bridegroom who has accomplished the will of the Father.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2827

This has not yet been accomplished in time and the bounds of history.

For the mysteries of Jesus are not yet completely perfected and fulfilled. They are complete, indeed, in the person of Jesus, but not in us, who are his members, nor in the Church, which is his mystical body.—St. John Eudes, treatise “On the Kingdom of Jesus”, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol IV, p 559

Hence, we are now living through the labor pains that are necessary to purify the Church in order to place her in the infinite center of the Divine Will so that she may be crowned with the Gift of Living in the Divine Will… the Kingdom of the Divine Will. In this way, the “rights” of man lost in the Garden of Eden will be restored as well as the harmony of man with both God and creation which is “groaning in labor pains even until now.”[1] This is not reserved for eternity alone, as Jesus said, but is the fulfillment and destiny of the Church within time! This is why, on this Christmas morning, we have to raise our eyes from the present chaos and sorrow, from the gifts beneath our trees to the Gift that is awaiting to be opened, even now!

…in Christ is realized the right order of all things, the union of heaven and earth, as God the Father intended from the beginning. It is the obedience of God the Son Incarnate which reestablishes, restores, the original communion of man with God and, therefore, peace in the world. His obedience unites once again all things, ‘things in heaven and things on earth.’ —Cardinal Raymond Burke, speech in Rome; May 18th, 2018, lifesitnews.com

Thus, it is through sharing in His obedience, in the “Divine Will”, that we will regain true sonship — with cosmological ramifications: 

…is the full action of the original plan of the Creator delineated: a creation in which God and man, man and woman, humanity and nature are in harmony, in dialogue, in communion. This plan, upset by sin, was taken up in a more wondrous way by Christ, Who is carrying it out mysteriously but effectively in the present reality, in the expectation of bringing it to fulfillment…—POPE JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, February 14, 2001

ASKING FOR THE GIFT

This Christmas, we remember that Jesus received three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. In these are foreshadowed the fullness of the gifts that God intends for the Church. The gold is the solid, unchangeable “deposit of faith” or “truth”; the frankincense is the sweet aroma of God’s Word or the “way”; and the myrrh is the balm of the sacraments and charisms that give “life.” But all these must be drawn now into the chest or “ark” of a new modality of the Divine Will. Our Lady, the “ark of the new Covenant” is indeed a foreshadowing of all that the Church is to become — she who was the first creature to live again in the Divine Will after Adam and Eve, to live in its very center.

My daughter, my Will is the center, the other virtues are the circle. Imagine a wheel in whose middle all the rays are centered. What would happen if one of these rays wanted to detach itself from the center? First, that ray would look bad; secondly, it would remain dead, while the wheel, in moving, would get rid of it. Such is my Will for the soul. My Will is the center. All the things which are not done in my Will, and only to fulfill my Will — even holy things, virtues or good works — are like the rays detached from the center of the wheel: works and virtues with no life. They could never please Me; rather, I do everything to punish them and to get rid of them. —Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta, Volume 11, April 4th, 1912

The purpose of this present Storm then is not only to purify the world but to draw down the Kingdom of the Divine Will into the heart of the Church so that she lives, no longer with her own will — like a slave obeying her master — but like a daughter
possessing the very Will —and all its rights — of her Father.[2]

To live in My Will is to reign in it and with it, while to do My Will is to be submitted to My orders. The first state is to possess; the second is to receive dispositions and execute commands. To live in My Will is to make My Will one’s own, as one’s own property, and for them to administer it as they intend; to do My Will is to regard the Will of God as My Will, and not [also] as one’s own property that they are able to administer as they intend. To live in My Will is to live with one single Will […] And since My Will is all holy, all pure and all peaceful, and because it is one single Will that reigns [in the soul], no contrasts exist [between us]… On the other hand, to do My Will is to live with two wills in such a way that, when I give orders to follow My Will, the soul feels the weight of its own will which causes contrasts. And even though the soul faithfully carries out My Will’s orders, it feels the weight of its rebellious human nature, of its passions and inclinations. How many saints, although they may have reached the heights of perfection, felt their own will waging war on them, keeping them oppressed? Whence many were forced to cry out: “Who will free me from this body of death?”, that is, “from this will of mine, that wants to give death to the good I want to do?” (cf. Rom 7:24) —Jesus to Luisa, The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta, 4.1.2.1.4, (Kindle Locations 1722-1738), Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi

If what I’m saying sounds confusing or is hard to understand, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In what are truly sublime words, Jesus unfolded the “theology” of the Divine Will in 36 volumes to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta.[3] Rather today, I feel the Lord wants Our Lady’s Little Rabble to simply ask for this Gift of the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Simply extend your hands to Jesus and say, “Yes, Lord, yes; I wish to receive the fullness of this Gift, prepared for our times, that I have prayed for my whole life in the “Our Father.” Even though I do not fully understand this work of yours in our times, I empty myself before You this Christmas Day of all sin — my own will — so that I may possess your Divine Will, so that our wills will be one.”[4]

Just as the infant Jesus did not open His mouth to ask for gold, frankincense and myrrh but simply became small, so too, if we become small with this disposition to desire the Divine Will, that is the most beautiful of beginnings. That is enough for today. 

For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. (Matt 7:8-11)

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WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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SO much is happening in the world as 2020 draws to a close. In this webcast, Mark Mallett and Daniel O’Connor discuss where we are in the biblical Timeline of events that are leading to the end of this era and the purification of the world…

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NOT HEROD’S WAY

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And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country by another way. (Matthew 2:12)

AS we near Christmas, naturally, our hearts and minds are turned toward the coming of the Savior. Christmas melodies play in the background, the soft glow of lights adorn homes and trees, the Mass readings express great anticipation, and normally, we await the gathering of family. So, when I woke up this morning, I grimaced at what the Lord was compelling me to write. And yet, things the Lord has shown me decades ago are being fulfilled right now as we speak, becoming clearer to me by the minute.  So, I am not trying to be a depressing wet rag before Christmas; no, the governments are doing that well enough with their unprecedented lockdowns of the healthy. Rather, it is with sincere love for you, your health, and above all, your spiritual well-being that I address a less “romantic” element of the Christmas story that has everything to do with the hour in which we are living.

Yes, when I woke up this morning, I was thinking of the words of St. John Paul II who called us young people in 2002 to become “watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ!”[1]) adding that this would be a “stupendous task.”[2] Well aware that many will dismiss the following as “conspiracy theory,” I know that you, my dear Rabble, will at least listen and discern… which is all I ask (then, my conscience clear that I have written what the Lord has asked, I can hopefully move on to speaking about how to prepare for the Gift of Living in the Divine Will). 

THE CHRISTMAS NUMBERING

The entire reason that Joseph and Mary embarked for Bethlehem was not to have their baby but because of a forced census of the people. 

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. (Luke 2:1)

Hence, the Christmas story begins with the Roman Empire’s oppressive regime further spreading its tentacles. We learn in the Old Testament, in fact, that God is displeased with a census but permits this as a chastisement of His people.

Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. (1 Chron 21:1)

And so we read that King David eventually “regretted having numbered the people”:[3]

This command was evil in the sight of God, and he struck Israel. Then David said to God, “I have sinned greatly in doing this thing. Take away your servant’s guilt, for I have acted very foolishly. (1 Chron 21:7-8)

As it turns out, a “census” of sorts of the planet has begun this week. How? Of those who are being vaccinated. And as I explained in Dear Shepherds… Where Are You?soon, anyone who is not vaccinated will not be able to participate in the private sector — this according to Health ministers around the world:

Whoever is vaccinated will automatically receive ‘green status’. Therefore, you may vaccinate, and receive Green Status to go freely in all the green zones: They’ll open for you cultural events, they’ll open to you the shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants. —Health Ministry Director Dr. Eyal Zimlichman; November 26th, 2020; israelnationalnews.com

What of those who don’t vaccinate? This morning, I received a letter from a mother who was distraught as her lovely Christmas visit went awry when the topic of “vaccines” came up. “My children do not believe in my free choice to not take it as they say I could be responsible for some deaths, and how could I explain that to God…” In other words, one will be considered complicit in manslaughter without a vaccine (or even a mask). The answer will either be to get vaccinated — or to be isolated.

Governments are already putting this into practice. There was a rumour a few months ago that Canada was preparing isolation facilities, and in fact, already using them. Indeed, the Canadian government was tendering bids on their official website.[4] In Toronto, the city’s Board of Health approved such facilities, and in Saskatchewan, they have already been in use:

It’s for those individuals that that failed to comply with the local conditions and are a danger to the community.  —Marlo Pritchard, President of the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency; May 14th, 2020; cbc.ca

It’s hard not to see how this will not eventually apply to the unvaccinated who will also be deemed a “danger to the community.” How can we as a free society not see what is unfolding and what has already been repeated in history time and again?

The Apocalypse speaks about God’s antagonist, the beast. This animal does not have a name, but a number. In [the horror of the concentration camps], they cancel faces and history, transforming man into a number, reducing him to a cog in an enormous machine. Man is no more than a function. In our days, we should not forget that they prefigured the destiny of a world that runs the risk of adopting the same structure of the concentration camps, if the universal law of the machine is accepted. The machines that have been constructed impose the same law. According to this logic, man must be interpreted by a computer and this is only possible if translated into numbers. The beast is a number and transforms into numbers. God, however, has a name and calls by name. He is a person and looks for the person. —Cardinal Ratzinger, (POPE BENEDICT XVI) Palermo, March 15th, 2000 (italics added)

Last November, shortly after what appeared to be a form of idolatry taking place in the Vatican Gardens with the Pope looking on,[5] I asked if we weren’t Putting the Branch to God’s Nose?

Then he brought me into the inner court of the house of the Lord… twenty-five men with their backs to the Lord’s temple… were bowing eastward to the sun. He said: Do you see, son of man? Are the abominable things the house of Judah has done here so slight that they should also fill the land with violence, provoking me again and again? Now they are putting the branch to my nose! (Ezekiel 8:16-17)

Theologian Cardinal Jean Daniélou notes that idolatry can open the door to Satan — such as it did in King David’s time, thus compelling the census and lifting the restrainer of God’s protection:

As a result, the guardian angel is almost powerless over [Satan], just as over the nations. —The Angels and Their Missions, Jean Daniélou, S. J., p.71

Note that, prior to the census, David had won a war against the Ammonites who worshipped the god Milcom.

David took the crown of Milcom from the idol’s head. It was found to weigh a talent of gold, with precious stones on it; this crown David wore on his own head. (1 Chron 20;2)

THE CHRISTMAS DREAM

While Christmas cards depict peaceful manger scenes and quiet countrysides on the night of the Holy Birth, in truth, the poor people of that land were oblivious that a genocide was brewing. Herod, using the appearance of the Christmas Starordered the “wise men” to disclose to him the whereabouts of the Savior. Having been warned in a dream of Herod’s intentions, however, they took a different road home. 

Almost thirty years ago, I too had a dream, a warning so vivid and real, that it has remained on the forefront of my mind as a prophecy all these years. 

I was in a retreat setting with other Christians, worshipping the Lord, when suddenly a group of young people walked in. They were in their twenties, male and female, all of them very attractive. It was clear to me that they were silently taking over this retreat house. I remember having to file past them through the kitchen. They were smiling, but their eyes were cold. There was a hidden evil beneath their beautiful faces, more tangible than visible.

The next thing I remember is emerging from solitary confinement. There were no security guards but it was like I had to be there and, eventually, left of my own accord. I was taken to a laboratory-like white room lit with bright white light. There, I found my wife and children seemingly drugged, emaciated, abused in some way… changed into “something else” (I don’t know how else to describe it).

I woke up. And when I did, I sensed—and I do not know how—the spirit of “Antichrist” in my room. The evil was so overwhelming, so horrific, so unimaginable, that I began to weep, “Lord, it can’t be. It can’t be! No Lord….” Never before or since then have I experienced such “pure” evil. And it was the definite sense that this evil was either present, or coming to the earth…

My wife awoke, hearing my distress, rebuked the spirit, and peace slowly began to return…

This year, when the churches closed, I clearly sense the Lord telling me to interpret this dream literally, something I’d never done before. Now, on this eve of the “Christmas Star” appearing once again in our southern sky on the shortest day of the year (winter solstice),[6] I see a clearer meaning than ever before.

Today, we are being told by smiling, seemingly reasonable faces that the lockdowns, etc. are for the “common good.” This is mind-boggling given that lockdowns have begun to break the supply chain,[7] are poised to double global poverty,[8] are forcing families into destitution and unemployment,[9] and placing 130 million more people in danger of starvation.[10] Nonetheless, it’s “for the common good.” However,

The common good of public health no more requires that every death be prevented than the common good of economic security requires that every bankruptcy be prevented. —Prof. Robert C. Koons, Philosophy dept. at the University of Texas in Austin; October 2020; firstthings.com

But politicians are rushing ahead, not only of science, but of common sense. And hence, even Heaven is warning now…

Be united, children; you will need each other — famine will soon arrive and you will need to be ready to help one another as brothers and sisters. —Our Lady to Gisella Cardia, December 19th, 2020; countdowntothekingdom.com; cf. Matthew 24:7

The middle part of this dream, the isolation, likely needs no explanation. But the last part of the dream is what has kept me awake at night lately. Something was administered to my family that radically affected their health.

I believe this final scene has something to do with the current experimental RNA vaccines being deployed across the world. It’s only been in this past week, as high-level scientists and experts have begun to speak out, that this part of my dream is making sense. In fact, just this last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a report that the mainstream media has virtually ignored. It shows that as of December 18th, 3150 people have had such adverse reactions to the new vaccines that they were “unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, [or] required care from doctor or health care professional.[11] 

But more than that, as you read in The Caduceus Keyseveral scientists have warned that these vaccines may even cause death. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D., is a renowned German microbiologist who has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, and received numerous awards and the Order of Merit of Rhineland-Palatinate. He is also the former Emeritus Head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany. He warns that the RNA vaccine trials are not only insufficient, but obscuring the true side-effects.

What the English did, in Oxford, because the side effects were so severe, from that point on, all the subsequent test subjects for the vaccine were given a high dose of paracetamol [acetaminophen]. That’s a fever-reducing painkiller. You know? An antipyretic painkiller. Paracetamol in high doses. And then… In response to the vaccination? —No. To prevent the reaction. That means they received the painkiller first and then the vaccination afterwards. Unbelievable. —Interview, September 2020; rairfoundation.com 

In another interview, an exasperated Dr. Bhakdi explained how the body attacks viruses. But with this new gene technology in mRNA vaccines, he warns of dangerous, unforeseen long-term effects:

There is going to be an auto-attack… You are going to plant the seed of auto-immune reactions. And I tell you for Christmas, don’t do this. The dear Lord did not want humans, not even Fauci, going around injecting foreign genes into the body… it’s horrifying, it’s horrifying. —The Highwire, December 17th, 2020

I have had a warning in my heart for months now that these vaccines may trigger unknown and catastrophic consequences in the future, but I did not have any idea how — until these scientists began speaking up. Another is Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a German physician, pulmonary specialist, and epidemiologist who warns that the genetic manipulation of the cells cannot be ruled out and that the unknown long term effects of these vaccines makes the current mass vaccine campaign “in reality a comprehensive, giant observational study with novel genetic manipulations of our immune systems.”[12] As such, he filed an application with the European Medicine Agency responsible for EU-wide drug approval, calling for the immediate suspension of all SARS CoV 2 vaccine studies. 

…everything that disturbs the immune system, can cause serious chronic illnesses. And when this vaccination is carried out en masse, and only one per million in the population has side effects — then there will be millions of people who become seriously ill, many more than have suffered from any epidemic so far… I think this vaccination is really the pinnacle of the crime. —interview; November 20th, 2020; video at gatesofvienna.net

When I wrote that this is Our 1942I scarcely had any scientific understanding of what exactly the Lord was warning about, short of it involving a vaccine, until now. I urge you to read that again in this new light to understand the full implications of that prophetic word. 

SO WHAT NOW?

As of tonight, new strains of the coronavirus are breaking out in Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, the U.K. and Gibraltar that are apparently more viral and potentially more harmful.[13] In other words, the issue of mandatory vaccinations is not going away. The Herods of the world — those obsessed with reducing the global population — are not going away either. 

Very little work is in progress on immunological methods, methods such as vaccines, to reduce fertility, and much more research is required if a solution is to be found here. — “The Presidents Five-Year Review, Annual Report 1968 of The Rockefeller Foundation, p. 52; view pdf here

The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent. —TED talk, February 20th, 2010; cf. the 4:30 mark

Said Pope John Paul II:

In today’s cultural and social context, in which science and the practice of medicine risk losing sight of their inherent ethical dimension, health-care professionals can be strongly tempted at times to become manipulators of life, or even agents of death. —Evangelium Vitae, n. 89

For those turning to the present-day Church for moral guidance on the dangers of these vaccines, they may find, instead, a moral vacuum.[14] In fact, in a statement on December 11th, 2020, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops declared…

…being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good. —”Moral Conserations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccines”; usccb.org

Given that these vaccines have unknown long-term effects, given the present adverse reactions, and given that they are increasingly being imposed upon the populace… many Catholics are outright disturbed on both the lack of freedom and moral guidance. However, this is not a moment to panic, but a moment to pray. It is not a time for fear, but a time for faith. Once again, the need for “wise men” has never been more necessary. 

…the future of the world stands in peril unless wiser people are forthcoming. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Familiaris Consortio, n. 8

Just as Joseph, Mary and Jesus were not abandoned when Herod unleashed his squads, so too, the Woman-Church who is now laboring to give birth to the whole People of God will not be abandoned. Just as Joseph was warned in a dream to flee to Egypt to avoid Herod’s wrath, so too, the Lord will preserve a remnant from having to take Herod’s way.

…the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year. (Rev 12:14)

It is necessary that a small flock subsist, no matter how small it might be. —POPE PAUL VI, The Secret Paul VI, Jean Guitton, p. 152-153, Reference (7), p. ix.

So tonight, if you happen to catch a glimpse of that “Christmas star” conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, lift up the two wings of faith and prayer and entrust yourself to St. Joseph in this year that has just been consecrated to him.[15] Yes, who better to lead us through the Valley of the Culture of Death than the one whom God the Father entrusted His very own Divine Son to.  

 St. Joseph, pray for us.

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DEFEATING THE SPIRIT OF FEAR

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FEAR is not a good counsellor.” Those words from French Bishop Marc Aillet have echoed in my heart all week. For everywhere I turn, I meet people who are no longer thinking and acting rationally; who cannot see the contradictions in front of their noses; who have handed to their unelected “chief medical officers” infallible control over their lives. Many are acting in a fear that has been driven into them through a powerful media machine — either the fear that they are going to die, or the fear that they are going to kill someone by simply breathing. As Bishop Marc went on to say:

Fear… leads to ill-advised attitudes, it sets people against one another, it generates a climate of tension and even violence. We may well be on the verge of an explosion! —Bishop Marc Aillet, December 2020, Notre Eglise; countdowntothekingdom.com

It is precisely in this fear, which leads to control, that nations are making decisions that are now literally killing people — again, 130 more million people face starvation this year[1] and global poverty is set to double because governments are locking down the healthy.[2] How can any rational person reflect on those statistics from the United Nations and justify what our governments are doing? Well, people can’t rationalize because there is a powerful spirit of fear at work causing a true diabolical disorientation, a Strong Delusion 

It’s incredible to watch in real-time now the fulfilment of a warning I shared in 2014 by one of my readers:

My older daughter sees many beings good and bad [angels] in battle. She has spoken many times about how it’s an all out war and it’s only getting bigger and the different kinds of beings. Our Lady appeared to her in a dream last year as our Lady of Guadalupe. She told her that the demon coming is larger and fiercer than all the others. That she is not to engage this demon nor listen to it. It was going to try to take over the world. This is a demon of fear. It was a fear that my daughter said was going to envelop everyone and everything. Staying close to the Sacraments and Jesus and Mary are of the utmost importance.

I’ll come back to that in a moment. Recently, an Irish reader said she asked the Lord what was behind COVID-19 and the global response to it. The answer was swift:

A spirit of fear and a spirit of leprosy—fear that drives us to treat others as lepers.

It is for these reasons, too, that I wrote Dear Fathers… Where Are You? Those who have followed this apostolate over the years know very well that I do not use this blog to launch attacks against the bishops or to pulverize the Pope. That does not mean, however, that the faithful can simply avoid speaking out when there is a moral duty to do so — especially when we are speaking of a veritable global genocide at the very least:

Christ’s faithful are at liberty to make known their needs, especially their spiritual needs, and their wishes to the Pastors of the Church. They have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ’s faithful, but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to their Pastors, and take into account both the common good and dignity of individuals. Code of Canon Law, 212

…the true friends are not those who flatter the Pope, but those who help him with the truth and with theological and human competence. —Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Corriere della Sera, Nov. 26, 2017; quote from the Moynihan Letters, #64, Nov. 27th, 2017

We must continue to love and support, to pray and fast more than ever now for our shepherds, many who are simply in lockstep with the Great Reset, whether they realize it or not. The threat of this global revolution, fomented by these principalities and powers, cannot be underestimated. Many bishops and priests are already facing criminal charges if they refuse to co-operate with what are clearly discriminatory and unjust restrictions. St. John described the force of this “red dragon” that now attempts to destroy the Woman-Church:

The serpent spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current… (Revelation 12:15)

I think that the [torrent of water] is easily interpreted: these are the currents that dominate all and wish to make faith in the Church disappear, the Church that seems no longer to have a place in the face of the force of these currents that impose themselves as the only rationality, as the only way to live. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Meditation at Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, October 11th, 2010; vatican.va  

Here, a powerful message to the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi is more relevant than ever:

Now you are living in that period of time when the Red Dragon, that is to say Marxist atheism, is spreading throughout the whole world and is increasingly bringing about the ruin of souls. He is indeed succeeding in seducing and casting down a third of the stars of heaven. These stars in the firmament of the Church are the pastors, they are yourselves, my poor priest-sons. —Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, To the Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sonsn. 99, May 13, 1976; cf. When the Stars Fall

Hang onto your hat, because what she says next carries unmistakable symbolism and a play off of how Marxism is spreading at this hour (underlined):

Has not perchance even the Vicar of my Son affirmed to you that it is the dearest friends, even the confreres of the same table, the Priests and the Religious, who are today betraying and setting themselves against the Church? This is then the hour to have recourse to the great remedy that the Father offers you to resist the seductions of the Evil one and to oppose the real apostasy which is spreading more and more among my poor children. Consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart. To everyone who consecrates himself to Me I in return promise salvation: safety from error in this world and eternal salvation. You will obtain this through a special motherly intervention on my part. Thus I will prevent you from falling into the enticements of Satan. You will be protected and defended by Me personally; you will be consoled and strengthened by Me. Now is the time when my call must be answered by all Priests who want to remain faithful. Each one must consecrate himself to my Immaculate Heart, and through you Priests many of my children will make this Consecration. This is like a vaccine which, like a good Mother, I give you to preserve you from the epidemic of atheism, which is contaminating so many of my children and leading them to the death of the spirit. —Ibid. 

That was written 44 years ago. For those who dismiss these words because they are “private revelation,”[3] I redirect you to the recent address of Cardinal Raymond Burke on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe — an unmistakable echo of what you just read:

The worldwide spread of Marxist materialism, which has already brought destruction and death to the lives of so many, and which has threatened the foundations of our nation for decades, now seems to seize the governing power over our nation… In encountering the world, the Church falsely wants to accommodate herself to the world instead of calling the world to conversion… Yes, our hearts are understandably heavy, but Christ, through the intercession of his Virgin Mother, lifts up our hearts to His own, renewing our trust in Him, who has promised us eternal salvation in the Church. He will never be unfaithful to His promises. He will never abandon us. Let us not be beguiled by the forces of the world and by false prophets. Let us not abandon Christ and seek our salvation in places where it never can be found. —Cardinal Raymond Burke, La Crosse, Wisconsin at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12th, 2020; text: mysticpost.com; video at youtube.com

SPIRITUAL WEAPONS

So, we are “not to engage this demon nor listen to it,” said Our Lady in that dream. “Staying close to the Sacraments and Jesus and Mary are of the utmost importance.” For as St. Paul said, we are not battling flesh and blood but “with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” [4] And therefore, “we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds.”[5] What are those weapons? Clearly, fasting, prayer, and frequent recourse to the Sacraments, especially Confession and the Eucharist, are of utmost importance. These, more than anything, will cast out these demons in your life, even if it’s a struggle. It’s our perseverance in these that is crucial (because I know how tired many of you are).  

And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:4)

Second, Heaven has repeatedly told us to pray the Rosary daily. This is not easy for many of us, but that makes it that much more powerful.

People must recite the Rosary every day. Our Lady repeated this in all her apparitions, as if to arm us in advance against these times of diabolical disorientation, so that we would not let ourselves be fooled by false doctrines, and that through prayer, the elevation of our soul to God would not be diminished…. This is a diabolical disorientation invading the world and misleading souls! It is necessary to stand up to it… —Sister Lucy of Fatima, to her friend Dona Maria Teresa da Cunha

Don’t forget the powerful name of Jesus which is at the heart of the Rosary:

The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer… The centre of gravity in the Hail Mary, the hinge as it were which joins its two parts, is the name of Jesus. Sometimes, in hurried recitation, this centre of gravity can be overlooked, and with it the connection to the mystery of Christ being contemplated. Yet it is precisely the emphasis given to the name of Jesus and to His mystery that is the sign of a meaningful and fruitful recitation of the Rosary. —JOHN PAUL II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, n. 1, 33

Third, just as we read in Mass today how St. Joseph took Mary into his home, so too, we ought to take this powerful Mother into our hearts. This is what consecration to her is, saying, “My Lady, I want you to come with the Savior, whom you carry, and live in my heart. And as you raised Him, raise me.” We live out this consecration by constantly invoking our Mother’s help, imitating her example, and praying the Rosary. In this way, she takes us into her own heart. 

My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God. —Our Lady of Fatima, June 13, 1917, The Revelation of the Two Hearts in Modern Times, www.ewtn.com

To be “devoted” to the Immaculate Heart of Mary means therefore to embrace this attitude of heart, which makes the fiat—“your will be done”—the defining center of one’s whole life. It might be objected that we should not place a human being between ourselves and Christ. But then we remember that Paul did not hesitate to say to his communities: “imitate me” (1 Cor 4:16; Phil 3:17; 1 Th 1:6; 2 Th 3:7, 9). In the Apostle they could see concretely what it meant to follow Christ. But from whom might we better learn in every age than from the Mother of the Lord? —Cardinal Ratzginer, (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Message at Fatima, vatican.va

Finally, it is up to us as Christians to recognize the true nature of this Great Storm that is now enfolding the entire planet (I have tried to do my part to warn and prepare readers for this). The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary does not depend upon pagans but upon the elect, the “little ones” who respond to her call.

The elect souls will have to fight the Prince of Darkness. It will be a frightening Storm — no, not a storm, but a hurricane devastating everything! He even wants to destroy the faith and confidence of the elect. I will always be beside you in the Storm that is now brewing. I am your mother. I can help you and I want to! —Message from the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth Kindelmann (1913-1985); approved by Cardinal Péter Erdö, primate of Hungary

I have spend countless hours the past few months doing intense research that you can share with family and friends to understand the existential dangers that approach us. However, as I said above, many will not receive this. They will call you (and me) “conspiracy theorists” and other names. That, too, is part of the painful Passion the Church is now undergoing. Again, a powerful message from Our Lady published on Countdown to the Kingdom this week takes on true relevance for me and I’m sure many of you. 

Your ascent to Calvary is the journey which you must make for Me, advancing alone and full of trust, in the midst of all your fears and the proud skepticism of those who surround you and do not believe. The immense weariness which you feel, that sense of exhaustion which prostrates you, is your thirst. The scourges and the blows are the snares and painful temptations of my Adversary. The cries of condemnation are the poisonous serpents which obstruct your path and the thorns which pierce your frail body of a child, which has been struck so often. The abandonment to which I am calling you is the bitter taste of feeling yourself to be ever more alone, far from friends and disciples, sometimes rejected even by your most fervent followers. —cf. countdowntothekingdom

In that regard, we have to realize that a great portion of humanity is caught in the deception that is now unfolding. Avoiding the confrontation with the demons of Fear and Leprosy does not mean direct battle with these evil spirits. Rather, it means recognizing when you are confronting these spirits operating in other’s weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and fears — if not your own — and walk away. We have to be firm, but compassionate; truthful, but patient; willing to suffer, but not inflict unjust suffering. St. John Paul II once wrote, “If the word has not converted, it will be blood that converts.”[6] 

Sometimes, I think it is more painful to love someone who is stubborn than it would be to die for them! The blood we are called to shed now is that of our own will, the need to be right, the need to convince. Our role as Our Lady’s Little Rabble is ultimately to proclaim the Kingdom of God with our lives, and with love. I have spent this year warning, preparing you for the Storm, and hopefully giving you the knowledge and scope of what is now unfolding… a Storm of apocalyptic proportions. A Storm that is preparing the way for the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will. 

All are invited to join my special fighting force. The coming of my Kingdom must be your only purpose in life. My words will reach a multitude of souls. Trust! I will help all of you in a miraculous way. Do not love comfort. Do not be cowards. Do not wait. Confront the Storm to save souls. Give yourself to the work. If you do nothing, you abandon the earth to Satan and to sin. Open your eyes and see all the dangers that claim victims and threaten your own souls. —Jesus to Elizabeth Kindelmann, The Flame of Love, pg. 34, published by Children of the Father Foundation; Imprimatur Archbishop Charles Chaput

Do not fear: I am with you;
do not be anxious: I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

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Meditation for the day

Introductory Prayer: Lord, I come before you humbly. As one who has frequently fallen into sin, I am aware of my weakness. Your great love, though, assures me that your grace can keep me on the path to holiness.

Petition: Lord, let me better imitate St. Joseph in the way I deal with the people around me.

  1. No Gloating: Joseph was taken aback to learn that Mary was expecting a baby. Here was a woman he always knew to be beyond reproach. Legally he could have denounced her publicly. Yet he didn’t. He was ready to let the whole matter drop quietly, as if to give Mary the benefit of the doubt. What a great virtue this is: to think the best of others! It reflects a heart of peace and calm. How many friendships have ended―indeed, how many wars have started―because people assumed the worst of someone else. Have I ever judged the motives of someone else, only to learn later that things were not as they first appeared? To whom should I be giving the benefit of the doubt?
  2. Angelic Explanation: Notice that the angel appears to Joseph only after he decides to do the charitable thing and send Mary away quietly. So it often goes in the spiritual life: God reveals more of his plan to us only if we respond to a crisis with charity. It is as if Jesus says, “Treat others well and you will begin to understand me better.” In a crisis, is charity my first response?
  3. Jesus’ Portal: This Gospel passage could be called a second Annunciation. At the first Annunciation, Mary said “yes” to the angel. Now, Joseph’s “yes” was needed in order to ensure that Jesus would have the appearance of an earthly father (and a reputable lineage). Jesus often wants to come back into the world, so to speak, to touch lives: through a work of charity, a word of kindness―or even a new baby. He counts on our help though. What help could Jesus be asking of me so as to carry out his plans? Could I be thwarting his plans because of laziness, stubbornness, or selfishness? Is he asking me to cooperate with someone? With a loved one? A classmate? A co-worker?

Conversation with Christ: You wonderfully invite me to help you in your mission to save souls, Lord. You respect my freedom, and you want me to respond out of love. Let me appreciate that truth fully and let me be generous with you.

Resolution: I will agree to one request (big or small) today to help someone.