Mark Mallett

 

CLASH OF THE KINGDOMS

 

JUST as one will be blinded by flying debris if he tries to stare into the furious winds of a hurricane, so too, one can be blinded by all the evil, fear and terror unfolding hour by hour right now. This is what Satan wants—to drag the world into despair and doubt, into panic and self-preservation in order to lead us to a “saviour.” What is unfolding right now is not another speed bump in world history. It is the final clash of two kingdoms, the final confrontation of this era between the Kingdom of Christ versus the kingdom of Satan…

We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist. —Eucharistic Congress for the bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, PA, 1976; cf. Catholic Online (confirmed by Deacon Keith Fournier who was in attendance)

This writing is perhaps the most sobering thing I’ve ever written in a long while. Please, do not count the words, but count the grace it is that we still have time to sit together in Our Lady’s school. Let’s cover this writing and our minds with God’s protection as we pray three times:

Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ… save us and the whole world.

 

THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT

Let’s remember where we are headed! Christ’s coming kingdom is a Kingdom of the Divine Will—for we have been praying for its arrival for 2000 years: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” It is essentially a restoration or “resurrection” of what was lost in man in the Garden of Eden: that union of the human will with the Divine Will that was more than mere obedience but a participation in the life of the Holy Trinity. Thus, what is coming…

…is a sanctity completely different from other sanctities… the sanctity of Living in My Will is identical to the [interior] life of the blessed in heaven who, by virtue of living in My Will, enjoy within each of themselves My indwelling, as if I were there for each one alone alive and real, and not mystically, but really dwelling within them. —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, p. 77-78

This is why the earth has begun to rebel, brothers and sisters: “creation is groaning” awaiting “the revelation of the sons and daughters of God” [1] as evildoing increases and “the love of many grows cold.” [2]

“All creation,” said St. Paul, “groans and labors up till now,” awaiting Christ’s redemptive efforts to restore the proper relationship between God and his creation.  —Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, He Leadeth Me (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995), pp. 116-117

This is our great hope and our invocation, ‘Your Kingdom come!’ — a Kingdom of peace, justice and serenity, which will re-establish the original harmony of creation.—ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, November 6th, 2002, Zenit

Jesus is coming to complete in us what He accomplished in His Incarnation: the union of Heaven and Earth through His human and divine will.

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

Thus, when the Divine Will lives in us, we will “reign” with Him as a “witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” [3] For, then, we will be prepared as a spotless and unblemished Bride to receive Him.[4]

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

So, just as a mother does not focus soely upon the labour pains but also the coming birth, so too, as the labour pains increase in frequency and severity, we need to remember that this time of sorrows we have entered is not the end, but the Beginning of beginnings!

After purification through trial and suffering, the dawn of a new era is about to break. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, September 10, 2003

 

THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS

Scripture tells us that, in his pride and rage, Satan will likewise attempt to establish his own world-wide kingdom.[5] How? By “recreating” man in his own image. Again, when?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1)

This void was the “condition” whereby God was ready to pronounce His Fiat (“let it be”) to bring life to creation. So too, Satan has waited centuries for another “void.” That moment came in the 16th century. The Church at the time was in the midst of schism, scandal, and confusion—a “void” had been created… even though the Spirit of God hovered over her.

And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)

Satan, whom Jesus said is a “murderer from the beginning… a liar and the father lies”, [6] seeing the void, pronounced his own fiat.

Let there be darkness.

With that, the “Enlightenment” period was born by a simple little lie: deism—the belief that God created the universe and then left it to sort itself out, and thus, for man to interpret himself and reality by reason alone.

The Enlightenment was a comprehensive, well-organized, and brilliantly led movement to eliminate Christianity from modern society. It began with Deism as its religious creed, but eventually rejected all transcendent notions of God. It finally became a religion of “human progress” and the “Goddess of Reason.” —Fr. Frank Chacon and Jim Burnham, Beginning Apologetics Volume 4: How to Answer Atheists and New Agers, p.16

Just as God would pronounce further Fiats to bring light, order, and life to creation, so too in the course of several centuries, Satan’s dark fiats would sow lie after lie so as to procure darkness, disorder and death. The fiats of darkness were the philosophies of rationalism, scientism, and materialism. The fiats of disorder were the ideologies of Marxism, Socialism and Communism. At last came the fiats that would procure death itself: relativism, (radical) feminism, and individualism (producing respectively the fruit of war, abortion, and the death of imago Dei via gender-ideology, transgenderism, and ultimately, assisisted-suicide).

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. (Gen 2:1-2)

With that, God established a perfect harmony of peace and unity. Conversely, we now stand on the threshold of Satan’s “seventh day.” The time has come to finish his diabolical work by bringing the entire world into a “harmony” of false peace and false unity—the Age of Aquarius. If God is to bring His Bride into a Single Will, Satan’s counterfeit is to bring mankind into a single thought:

…it is the globalization of hegemonic uniformity, it is the single thought. And this sole thought is the fruit of worldliness. —POPE FRANCIS, Homily, November 18th, 2013; Zenit

…worldliness is the root of evil and it can lead us to abandon our traditions and negotiate our loyalty to God who is always faithful. This… is called apostasy, which… is a form of “adultery” which takes place when we negotiate the essence of our being: loyalty to the Lord. —Homily, Vatican Radio, November 18th, 2013

The moment has come to return to the Garden of Eden, so to speak. For Christ, it is a purification of man’s conscience and the restoration of his dignity and divine rights as the “image and likeness of God.” For Satan, it is to move man to a “higher consciousness” and claim that he is God.

…you will be like God, knowing good and evil. (Gen 3:5)

But what is a kingdom without a king? If the Son of Man came to serve by offering his life to set us free, the Son of Perdition now comes to be served and enslave.

…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. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. (2 Thess 3:3-6)

 

THE LABOUR PAINS

While praying before the Blessed Sacrament fourteen years ago, I had a sudden, strong and clear impression of an angel hovering above the world and shouting,

“Control! Control!”

What has unfolded in this past week is extraordinary. The pandemic of fear, the near-global cancellation of Masses, the rapid spread of martial law, the closure of businesses, the growing move to cashless commerce, the shuttering of the global economy, the restriction of movement, the surveillance of citizens, the censorship that’s started… Just as creation was formless in the beginning, so too, Satan’s “recreation” rises from chaos. I have written much on this subject of a coming Global Revolution. It has been waiting for the right moment—and the popes have been warning for over a century:

…the goal of this most iniquitous plot is to drive people to overthrow the entire order of human affairs and to draw them over to the wicked theories of this Socialism and Communism… —POPE PIUS IX, Nostis et Nobiscum, Encyclical, n. 18, DECEMBER 8, 1849

Voltaire, one of the Freemasons—a sect whom the pope’s warned were plotting this overthrow of the Church and present order—said:

…when conditions are right, a reign will spread across the whole earth to wipe out all Christians, and then establish a universal brotherhood without marriage, family, property, law or God. —Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Stephen Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head 

Jesus describes these “conditions” or rather labour pains (Matt 24:8) that would precipitate this:

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky. (Luke 21:11)

Events that would come like Boxcarsone after the other…

We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. —David Rockefeller, Sept. 23, 1994, speaking at the United Nations Ambassadors’ dinner

 

THE TURNING POINT

What has brought us to The Great Transition is straightforward: evil and sin now outweighs goodness and virtue. It is truly significant that Mirjana Soldo announced this past March 18th, 2020 that Our Lady will no longer appear on the 2nd of every month—apparitions which were specifically to pray for unbelievers. When I heard this, immediately the Scripture came to mind:

If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not say that you should pray. (1 John 5:16)

As I wrote in 11:11, the scales of justice are now tipping, weighted down by “deadly sin” (e.g. 115,000 abortions daily) which, seemingly, Our Lady’s intercession can no longer offset.

…the power of evil is restrained again and again [and] again and again the power of God himself is shown in the Mother’s power and keeps it alive. The Church is always called upon to do what God asked of Abraham, which is to see to it that there are enough righteous men to repress evil and destruction. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Light of the World, p. 166, A Conversation With Peter Seewald (Ignatius Press)

That the apparitions ceased at virtually the same time the public celebration of Masses were being canceled in many countries is hardly coincidence. Jesus said to St. Faustina that her recourse to His Divine Mercy had, in fact, stayed the hand of justice.

I also withhold My punishments only because of you. You restrain Me, and I cannot vindicate the claims of My justice. You bind My hands with your love. Divine Mercy in My Soul, Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary, n. 1193

But Christ’s Divine Mercy flows from His Sacred Heart, which is the Eucharist! What greater reparation is there than for millions of Catholics to daily receive the Eucharistic Sacrifice? What holds back Divine Justice more than for Christ to dwell physically within us? For the Eucharist is the very “source and summit of the Christian life” and thus, the Divine Will itself.

 

THE GREAT SETUP

Pope Francis, on at least two occasions, suggested that the novel Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson had something to tell us about our times. It is a book on the reign of Antichrist. The Son of Perdition rises, not as a tyrant, not at first—but as a saviour to a world that is plunged in crisis and peril. The Church in this scene is no longer influential, no longer a moral authority. The kingdom of Satan comes as a counterfeit to Christ’s by drawing everyone into the single thought of the Antichrist. Benson writes that it is a…

…reconciliation of the world on a basis other than that of Divine Truth… there was coming into existence a unity unlike anything known in history. This was the more deadly from the fact that it contains so many elements of indubitable good. War, apparently, was now extinct, and it was not Christianity that had done it; union was now seen to be better than disunion, and the lesson had been learned apart from the Church… Friendliness took the place of charity, contentment the place of hope, and knowledge the place of faith. Lord of the World, Robert Hugh Benson, 1907, p. 120

The idea of the world joining in harmonious union—without the Church—is no fantasy but her own teaching:

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… especially the “intrinsically perverse” political form of a secular messianism. —Cathechism of the Catholic Church, n. 675-676

We are far advanced along this road. As one priest said to me this week, “The Church has no public credibility to defy what governments are asking due to the poor handling of the sexual abuse crisis.” That, and vast portions of the Church have already embraced that “worldliness” Francis spoke of that “can lead us to abandon our traditions and negotiate our loyalty to God” (read Political Correctness and the Great Apostasy and The Anti-Mercy.)

The world is rapidly being divided into two camps, the comradeship of anti-Christ and the brotherhood of Christ. The lines between these two are being drawn. How long the battle will be we know not; whether swords will have to be unsheathed we know not; whether blood will have to be shed we know not; whether it will be an armed conflict we know not. But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose. —Bishop Fulton John Sheen, D.D. (1895-1979); source unknown (possibly “The Catholic Hour”)

In the times ahead, as the labour pains intensify, you will see the world whipped up into revolution as the masses grow in frustration with their leadership, fed up with their corruption, fed up with war and division, death and hunger and collectively cry out for an “epidural” to end the pain! I would not doubt that there is a savior waiting in the wings to administer it. At least, Pope Pius X thought so:

…there may be already in the world the “Son of Perdition” of whom the Apostle speaks. —POPE ST. PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical On the Restoration of All Things in Christ, n. 3, 5; October 4th, 1903

And we Christians will look like utter fools for resisting his program of universal harmony, justice and peace.

The Antichrist will fool many people because he will be viewed as a humanitarian with a fascinating personality, who espouses vegetarianism, pacifism, human rights and environmentalism. —Cardinal Biffi, London Times, Friday, March 10, 2000, referring to a portrait of the Antichrist in Vladimir Soloviev’s book, War, Progress and the End of History 

But we could never have reached this point already without technology.

 

THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST

In 1984, Apple Computer Company released its first personal computer (PC). The logo of choice was a rainbow-colored apple with a bite taken out of it—a clear allusion to the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. They announced their first computer, ironically (?) during the Super Bowl—an event whose half-time show in the past few years has become an occult platform to herald the coming “new order.” Part of the “rites” in the occult involve announcing one’s devious intentions ahead of time, but “hiding them in plain sight.” Hence, Hollywood has long been an instrument of darkness in its hidden messages.

Here is Apple’s commercial that year:

These are the words of the “leader” that you hear in the background:

Today we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created for the first time in all history a garden of pure ideology, where each worker may bloom, secure from the pests of any contradictory true thoughts. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!

A woman in red shorts then appears, wielding a hammer. She passes through the sheeple (some who are wearing respiratory masks) to apparently “liberate” the masses. She casts the hammer into the screen, which does not free, but “enlightens” the “masses” who are watching.

The symbolism of all this is powerful, whether its creators knew it or not. First of all, the “red” and “hammer” are symbols of the new Communism that is returning. It was the “errors” of Russia (ie. Communism) that Our Lady of Fatima warned would eventually spread over the globe like a contagion.

Second, the instrument of this spread of enlightenment and “liberation” has been the media, now concentrated in the computer. It has ultimately become a powerful means, not to liberate mankind, but to corral him. Technology has become the default tool by which billions of people on earth have been propagandized, corrupted, and prepared for this Global Revolution. The World Wide Web is the new “tree of knowledge of good and evil” that once stood in the Garden of Eden; the computer-chip and its derivatives are the forbidden fruit… forbidden, because man has used technology to “become like God” (with Google at our fingertips, are we not all omniscient now?).

Thus it is that our age has seen the birth of totalitarian systems and forms of tyranny which would not have been possible in the time before the technological leap forward… Today, control can penetrate into the innermost life of individuals… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, The Instruction on Christian Freedom and Liberation,n. 14; vatican.va

Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you’ve been—Asian countries have embraced innovative, if somewhat invasive, tech to counter the coronavirus pandemic. —Yahoo News, March 20th, 2020

I think that’s just the beginning. The other day during a conversation, I suddenly saw in my heart that the “mark of the beast” may come with a vaccine, and that the mark will be invisible, something that has never crossed my mind. The very next day, this news story was republished from last December:

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 am not saying that is the “mark.” Rather, that we ought to remember St. Paul’s words: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Hence, where the spirit of antichrist is, there is control (read The Great Corralling).

As a side note, someone posted this question on YouTube:

Mark, these are incredibly confusing and disturbing times right now. If everything you’ve been saying is true, these are EPIC times in the history of salvation. How could it possibly be that confused people learn of this from obscure corners of the internet… from Mark Mallett and his merry band of seers (no offense), and not the Roman Catholic Church itself?

Because the Church is actually teaching this, and that’s whom I follow. See:

Why Aren’t the Pope’s Shouting?

Rethinking the End Times

(P.S. We weren’t ready for His first coming either…)

 

CONCLUSION

In 2006, while waiting in an airport, I distinctly heard in my heart:

It is nearly complete.

Those words were accompanied by an image of several machines with gears. These gears—political, economic, social, and technological, operating throughout the world—have been running independently for several decades, if not centuries. But I could see in my heart their convergence: the gears about to mesh into one global machine called “Totalitarianism.” The meshing will be seamless, quiet, barely noticed. Deceptive…

Who could have foreseen the swiftness, power and control that has placed vast portions of the world under near martial law in just a matter of days? Whether or not the extreme measures being taken against the coronavirus are justified, the world will never be the same. Even if the coronavirus abates, the mechanisms being implemented to control, censure and confine vast populations have proven effective beyond globalist’s wildest dreams. Already, there is the beginning of censorshipneighbors ratting on each other, and police chasing people off the streets. A Pandora’s Box has been opened—and the spirit of antichist was inside.

This is why I say we have reached the Point of No Return, or as Our Lady of Medjugorje said, a turning point.

Dear children, apostles of my love, it is up to you to spread the love of my Son to all those who have not come to know it; you, the little lights of the world, whom I am teaching with motherly love to shine clearly with full brilliance. Prayer will help you, because prayer saves you, prayer saves the world…  My children, be ready. This time is a turning point. That is why I am calling you anew to faith and hope. I am showing you the way by which you need to go, and those are the words of the Gospel. —Our Lady of Medjugorje to Mirjana, April 2, 2017; June 2nd, 2017

Our Lady is showing us the way. And you, dear Rabble, have hidden yourselves in the Heart of this Woman. You have placed yourselves beneath the protection of St. Joseph. And you have remained faithful upon the rock, who is Christ, and yes, Peter. Hence, you are in the Ark.

The Church is thy hope, the Church is thy salvation, the Church is thy refuge. —St. John Chrysostom, Hom. de capto Euthropio, n. 6.; cf. E Supremi, n. 9, vatican.va

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

I stumbled just now upon this message to mystic Fr. Michel Rodrigue, Founder of The Apostolic Society of St. Benedict Joseph Labre in Abitibi, QC, Canada. In light of yesterday’s consecration, this is more than timely:

I have given Saint Joseph, My representative on earth as protector of the Holy Family, the authority to protect the Church, that is the Body of Christ. He will be the protector during the trials of this time. The Immaculate Heart of My daughter, Mary, and the Sacred Heart of My Beloved Son, Jesus, with the Chaste and Pure Heart of Saint Joseph, will be the shield for your homes and for your family, and your refuge during the events to come. —from the Father, October 30, 2018

What remains now is for you to wait in calm, quiet and trust for your instructions from Heaven. For you—the apostles of love—your mission is just beginning…

May the Kingdom of your Fiat come; restore to us the early days of creation;
may all things experience anew the rejoicing,
joy and delight of the first harmony between God and man!

—Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, 5th Round in the  Divine Will, Original Sin

 

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THE TIME OF ST. JOSEPH

St. Joseph, by Tianna (Mallett) Williams

 

The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered,
each one to his home, and you will leave me alone.
Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me.
I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace.
In the world you face persecution. But take courage;
I have conquered the world!
(John 16:32-33)

 

WHEN the flock of Christ has been deprived of the Sacraments, excluded from the Mass, and scattered outside the folds of her pasture, it may feel like a moment of  abandonment—of spiritual fatherhood. The prophet Ezekiel spoke of a such time:

So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered, they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill; my sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them. (Ezekiel 34:5-6)

Of course, thousands of priests all over the world are enclosed in their chapels, offering the Mass, praying for their sheep. And yet, the flock remains hungry, crying out for the Bread of Life and the Word of God.

See, days are coming… when I will send a famine upon the land: not a hunger for bread, or a thirst for water, but for hearing the word of the Lord. (Amos 8:11)

But Jesus, the Great Shepherd, hears the cry of the poor. He never abandons His sheep, ever. And thus writes Ezekiel:

Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when some of his sheep have been scattered abroad, so will I seek out my sheep; and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. (Ezekiel 34:11-12)

Thus, at the very moment that the faithful have been deprived of their shepherds, Jesus has Himself supplied a spiritual father for this hour: St. Joseph.

 

THE TIME OF ST. JOSEPH

Recall the maxim that Our Lady is a “mirror” of the Church:

When either is spoken of, the meaning can be understood of both, almost without qualification. —Blessed Isaac of Stella, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. I, pg. 252

When it came near the time for the birth of Christ, an astonishing “world-wide” event took place.

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

As such, the People of God were forced to leave their present circumstances and return to their native homes to be “registered.” It was in that time of exile that Jesus would be born. Likewise, Our Lady, the “woman clothed with the sun,” is once again laboring to give birth to the whole Church…

…she represents at the same time the whole Church, the People of God of all times, the Church that at all times, with great pain, again gives birth to Christ.—POPE BENEDICT XVI, Castel Gandolfo, Italy, AUG. 23, 2006; Zenit

As we enter The Great Transition, it is therefore, also, the Time of St. Joseph. For it was assigned to him to safeguard and lead Our Lady to the place of birth. So too, God has given him this incredible task to lead the Woman-Church to a new Era of Peace. Today is no ordinary commemoration of St. Joseph’s feast. Lead by the Holy Father in Rome at the vigil hour, the entire Church was placed under St. Joseph’s care—and we will remain so until the Herod’s of the world are deposed.

 

CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH

This afternoon, just as Pope Francis began the rosary, I felt a strong inspiration to pen a prayer of consecration to St. Joseph (below). To consecrate simply means to “set apart”—to hand over, as it were, your entire self to the other. And why not? Jesus entrusted himself entirely to both St. Joseph and Our Lady, and as His Mystical Body, we ought to do as our Head has done. Is it not profound that, with this consecration, and that to Our Lady, you form, as it were, another Holy Family?

Last, before you make this act of consecration, just a word on Joseph himself. Because I think he is a profound model for us in these extremely turbulent times as we approach the Eye of the Storm.

He was a man of silence, even when tribultion and “threat” surrounded him. He was a man contemplation, capable of hearing the Lord. He was a man of humility, able to accept the Word of God. He was a man of obedience, ready to do whatever he was told.

Brothers and sisters, this present crisis is only the beginning. The powerful spirits that are being sent to tempt us at this hour are the antitheseis of St. Joseph’s disposition. The spirit of fear would have us enter the noise and panic of the world; the spirit of distraction would have us lose our focus on God’s presence; the spirit of pride would have us take matters into our own hands; and the spirit of disobedience would have us rebel against God.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

And here is how to submit yourself to God: imitate St. Joseph, encapsulated in the beautiful words of Isaiah. Make this your creed to live by in the days to come:

 

By waiting and by calm you shall be saved,
in quiet and in trust shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)

 


ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH

Beloved St. Joseph,
Custodian of Christ, Spouse of the Virgin Mary
Protector of the Church:
I place myself beneath your paternal care.
As Jesus and Mary entrusted you to protect and guide,
to feed and safeguard them through
the Valley of the Shadow of Death,

I entrust myself to your sacred fatherhood.
Gather me into your loving arms, as you gathered your Holy Family.
Press me to your heart as you pressed your Divine Child;
hold me tightly as you held your Virgin Bride;
intercede for me and my loved ones
as you prayed for your beloved Family.

Take me, then, as your own child; protect me;
watch over me; never lose sight of me.

Should I go astray, find me as you did your Divine Son,
and place me again in loving care that I may become strong,
filled with wisdom, and the favor of God rest upon me.

Therefore, I consecrate all that I am and all that I am not
into your holy hands,

that as you carved and whittled the wood of the earth,
you may mold and shape my soul into a perfect reflection of Our Savior.
As you rested in the Divine Will, so too, with fatherly love,
help me to rest and remain always in the Divine Will,
until we embrace at last in His Eternal Kingdom,
now and forever, Amen.


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OUR GETHSEMANE

 

LIKE a thief in the night, the world as we know it has changed in the blink of an eye. It will never be the same again, for what is unfolding now are the hard labour pains before the birth—what St. Pius X called a “restoration of all things in Christ.”[1] It is the final battle of this era between two kingdoms: the palisade of Satan versus the City of God. It is, as the Church teaches, the beginning of her own Passion.

Lord Jesus, you foretold that we would share in the persecutions that brought you to a violent death. The Church formed at the cost of your precious blood is even now conformed to your Passion; may it be transformed, now and eternally, by the power of your resurrection. —Psalm-prayer, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol III, p. 1213

What a time to be alive! Before I go on, I ask for your patience. Because I see the advance of both kingdoms, and thus, both the warning and the hope. Once again, this writing will encompass both. I think proceeding in truth is always the right path, even when it is the hard truth…

 

OUR GETHSEMANE

I know it may be difficult right now to see past Calvary, beyond the tomb to the day of Resurrection that is coming for the Church—and it is coming, and it will be glorious.

The most authoritative view, and the one that appears  to be most in harmony with Holy Scripture, is that, after the fall of the Antichrist, the Catholic Church will once again enter upon a period of prosperity and triumph. —The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885), p. 56-57; Sophia Institute Press

So, even though the Church passes through the various stages of Christ’s life at all times, I believe that corporately, the Body of Christ is entering into her own Gethsemane now, region by region, hour by hour. As Masses continue to be canceled all over the world, it is as though we are sharing a kind of “Last Supper.” Says one reader who emailed me moments ago:

It is with great sorrow that my parish is no longer celebrating the Mass and hearing Confessions… I have never had anything so crushing and devastating happen to me in my life.  It is like mourning the loss of a limb.

I just received a text from my daughter Nicole that the Masses in her city have all been canceled. Not knowing what I’m writing about, she said:

It feels like an early Holy Thursday, when the tabernacles are empty and you’ve never felt the world to be as dark as that night…

There is a palpable sense of abandonment spreading, especially when the faithful are being deprived of “private” Sacraments such as Confession or Communion to the sick. In Belgium, even Baptism is being denied to small gatherings. All of this seems unfathomable to a Church whose saints once boldly walked among the sick to comfort and help them, rather than “self-isolate.” Indeed, it would seem that the Pope has heard the lament of the lambs as he addressed the shepherds recently:

In the epidemic of fear that all of us are living because of the pandemic of the coronavirus, we risk acting like hired hands and not like shepherds… Think of all the souls who feel terrified and abandoned because we pastors follow the instructions of civil authorities — which is right in these circumstances to avoid contagion — while we risk putting aside divine instructions — which is a sin. We think as men think and not as God. —POPE FRANCIS, March 15th, 2020; Brietbart.com

Thus, many souls are making their way to Gethsemane where the Vigil of Sorrows has begun. In fact, as Christ handed over His liberty to the authorities through the “kiss of Judas,” so too, the Church is subjecting nearly all her freedom to the government and those who “know best.” But this has been long in the making ever since the “separation of Church and State” has, little by little, removed the Church from influence in the public sphere. While this is not necessarily related to the coronavirus, it is relevant, as we see clearly now that the Church is hardly autonomous today.

When we have cast ourselves upon the world and depend for protection upon it, and have given up our independence and our strength, then [Antichrist] will burst upon us in fury as far as God allows him. —St. John Henry Newman, Sermon IV: The Persecution of Antichrist

And not just the Church but it seems nearly all of society has passed beyond the point of no return in this crisis. Already, many cities and countries have determined that no one can leave their homes for weeks. The effect this will have on markets, banks, personal and business income, global stability and peace… is immeasurable. It is estimated, for example, that half of jobs in the U.S. alone could be lost. 

I am reminded again of what I sensed Our Lady say interiorly in 2008: “First, the economy, then the social, then the political order. Each will fall like dominoes from which a New World Order will rise.” A satanic kingdom, the Kingdom of the Anti-Will that will set itself against the coming reign of the Kingdom of the Divine Will “on earth as it is in Heaven.” How can I fail to tell you, my dear reader, that the times approaching are both glorious and yet dangerous? It is not unreasonable, for instance, to see that from this crisis all hard currencies (dollars and coins) will be eliminated from circulation because of their germ potential; and that debit machines with their keyboards will be replaced by scanning devices to complete the transition to a cashless society (see The Great Corralling). You can see where this is going. As British theologian Peter Bannister writes:

Everywhere [in private revelation, the teachings of the Early Church Fathers, and magisterial documents] it is affirmed that what we are facing, sooner rather than later, is the Coming of the Lord (understood in the sense of a dramatic manifestation of Christ, not in the condemned millenarian sense of a physical return of Jesus to rule bodily over a temporal kingdom) for the world’s renewal—not for the Final Judgment/end of the planet…. The logical implication on the basis of Scripture of stating that the Coming of the Lord is ‘imminent’ is that, so too, is the coming of the Son of Perdition. I don’t see any way whatsoever around this. Again, this is confirmed in an impressive number of heavyweight prophetic sources… —personal letter; cf. Rethinking the End Times

To balance what has been said, we must avoid vilifying those who are trying their best to care for those in their charge, most especially health care workers and civil leaders. And we need to pray for, love, and support our priests more than ever. We must also resist a kind of spiritual hubris whereby we feel we are above prudent precautions.

‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ So let’s not. No false pious bravery: “God’s on my side, I don’t have to worry.” No bravado! Wash your hands, sisters and brothers. Wash them. Let us keep a distance from each other, as hard and as awful as that is. But we know, you and I Christians, that there is no distance between those who are baptized into the Living Water, that spiritually we are united. And so while we keep distance, we must listen to our Holy Father who says, “Never can it be shown that just because we listen to government officials, that we think like government officials.” We think like a Church. And that means we must attend, deliberately, to those who are isolated, and lonely and are sick. There is no fleeing from them. —Fr. Stefano Penna, pastor of St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral, Saskatoon, SK

 

TESTED, BUT NOT ABANDONED!

With public Masses disappearing from the earth, the words of Benedict XVI take on new meaning:

…in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of dying out like a flame which no longer has fuel. Letter of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to All the Bishops of the World, March 12, 2009; Catholic Online

Now, dear reader, we are going to be tested but not abandoned. We are going to be shaken but not destroyed. We are going to be attacked but the gates of Hell will not prevail. Just as Jesus was provided an angel of strength in Gethsemane, so too, the Church will be sustained in the times ahead by Divine Providence. But understand, this grace came to Jesus when, in His humanity, He resisted the temptation to despair and submitted himself completely into the hands of the Father.

Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.” And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. (Luke 22:42-43)

Likewise, cast yourselves and your families at the feet of the Father this night, and trust. This time, you have to.

I have given you briefly above a big picture of what is coming “out there,” but now it is time to understand what Our Lady and Lord want to do “within”, that is, within your heart. I want to share a powerful interior vision I had in 2007:

I saw the world gathered as though in a dark room. In the center is a burning candle. It is very short, the wax nearly all melted. The Flame represents the light of Christ. The wax represents the time of grace we live in. 

The world for the most part is ignoring this Flame. But for those who are not, those who are gazing at the Light and letting It guide them, something wonderful and hidden is happening: their inner being is secretly being set aflame.

There is rapidly coming a time when this period of grace will no longer be able to support the wick (civilization) due to the sin of the world. Events, which are coming, will collapse the candle completely, and the Light of this candle will be snuffed out. There will be sudden chaos in the “room.”

He takes understanding from the leaders of the land, till they grope in the darkness without light; he makes them stagger like drunken men. (Job 12:25)

The deprivation of Light will lead to great confusion and fear. But those who had been absorbing the Light in this time of preparation we are now in will have an inner Light by which to guide them (for the Light can never be extinguished). Even though they will be experiencing the darkness around them, the inner Light of Jesus will be shining brightly within, supernaturally directing them from the hidden place of the heart.

Then this vision had a disturbing scene. There was a light in the distance… a very small light. It was unnatural, like a small fluorescent light. Suddenly, most in the room stampeded towards this light, the only light they could see. For them it was hope… but it was a false, deceptive light. It did not offer Warmth, nor Fire, nor Salvation—that Flame which they had already refused.  

In other words, this is the time for deep interior prayer. This is the time to turn off the traumatic headlines and enter into communion with Christ. It is the time to let Him fill you with supernatural Joy and Peace and Wisdom and Understanding. It is the time for us, as families, to pray the Rosary every day, reminding ourselves of the words of St. John Paul II:

At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation. —Rosarium Virginis Mariae, n. 3

But more than that… it is the time to prepare for your own specific mission. This is not the hour of passivity but preparation. Our Lady’s Little Rabble is being called to duty. It is not the time for comfort, but the time for miracles. I have more to say about this!

 

The greater the darkness, the more complete our trust should be.
—St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 357

 

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Health and Strength of the Roman People,
know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return
after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection,
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test –
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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THE VIGIL OF SORROWS

 

IT is with mixed horror and grief, sadness and disbelief that many of us read of the cessation of Catholic Masses around the world. One man said he is no longer permitted to bring Communion to those in nursing homes. Another diocese is refusing to hear confessions. The Easter Triduum, the solemn reflection on the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus, has been canceled in one diocese in the United States, and will likely be the case in countless more. Yes, yes, there are the rational arguments: “We have an obligation to care for the very young, the aged, and those with compromised immune systems. And the best way we can care for them is minimizing large group gatherings for the time being…” Never mind that this has always been the case with seasonal flu (and we’ve never canceled Masses for that).

At the same time, I can’t help thinking of St. Damian who deliberately lived among lepers in order to care for their physical and spiritual needs (eventually succumbing to the disease himself). Or St. Teresa of Calcutta, who literally picked the dying and diseased out of the gutters, carrying them back to her convent where she nursed their rotting bodies and thirsting souls into Heaven. Or the Apostles, whom Jesus sent among the diseased to heal and deliver from evil spirits. “I came for the sick,” He declared. If Jesus meant it only spiritually, He would never have cured the ailing, much less told the Apostles to go out and touch them.

These signs will accompany those who believe… They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. (Mark 16:17-18)

In other words, the Church has never approached sin, disease, and evil with kid’s gloves; her saints have always faced her enemies, both physical and spiritual, with the sword of the Word of God and the shield of Faith.

…for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith. (1 John 5:4)

Thus, laments one priest:

What a generation of wimps. Disease is real—wash your hands. Sin is real—let the Lord wash our souls…. Why do we close our schools [and churches] to the threat of a virus that might cause children to sicken their elders, but roll out the carpet for the technology that brings the virus of pornography into our children, addicting them to the dopamine hit that conditions them to salivate like Pavlov’s dog at the thought of consumerism and entertainment? — Fr. Stefano Penna, Message to the Board of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees, March 13th, 2020

Again, it is the response to the coronavirus “Covid-19” that is deeply troubling. There are three enormous spirits at work in the world right now: Fear (which has to do with judgment), Control and Sloth; they are operating in the viral lack of faith, worldliness, and apathy. They are the same spirits who operated on the Apostles in the Garden of Gethsemane…

 

THE CHURCH’S GETHSEMANE

One of my French readers just shared this story with my translator:

Today, when I received the Eucharist on the tongue, I heard the Host cracking in my mouth, something I have never heard before. At the same time, I heard a word in my heart: “The foundations of My Church will be shaken,” and I burst into tears. What I felt I cannot explain, but we are really at the point of no return: humanity needs this purification to return to Our God.

Yes, this reader has just summarized fifteen years and over 1500 writings on this website—a message of warning and hope. It is the story of the Prodigal Son in today’s Gospel: we have abandoned Our Father’s house, and now, humanity collectively finds itself slowly sinking into the pig slop of its rebellion. Here is another word from my own diary some nine years ago:

My child, brace your soul for the events which must take place. Do not be afraid, for fear is a sign of a weak faith and impure love. Rather, trust wholeheartedly in all that I will accomplish upon the face of the earth. Only then, in the “fullness of night,” will My people be able to recognize the light… —March 15th, 2011

The Father desires nothing more than to reclothe us in the purity, sonship, and dignity that is rightfully ours because we are made in His image. But just as the Prodigal Son had to go through chastisements to finally “recognize the light”, so too must this generation.

Do you think this is negative? Do you think I am gloomy? Or do you think that, as long as we have our comforts, among them—toilet paper—that it really isn’t our problem that billions of people no longer know, or outright reject, Jesus Christ?

We cannot calmly accept the rest of humanity falling back again into paganism. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), The New Evangelization, Building the Civilization of Love; Address to Catechists and Religion Teachers, December 12, 2000

But we do. We are quite content it seems to watch the foundations of Christianity vanish in the West; to overlook our fellow Christians martyred in the East or the unborn decimated to the tune of 100,000 every day across the globe. Ah! But God is merciful and loving. All this talk of judgment, justice, and chastisement is simply… well, this is how one priest put it to one of my European readers after he read The Point of No Return:

I am more than reluctant with regard to these sites whose piety is made especially of criticisms and apocalyptic predictions. Please don’t send me these kind of links.
To which Jesus replies:
Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. (Matt 26:45)
It’s our very sleepiness to the presence of God that renders us insensitive to evil: we don’t hear God because we don’t want to be disturbed, and so we remain indifferent to evil… the ‘sleepiness’ is ours, of those of us who do not want to see the full force of evil and do not want to enter into his Passion. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Apr 20, 2011, General Audience
Maybe it is time to share with you a Scripture the Lord gave me at the beginning of this writing apostolate. At the time, I was traveling throughout North America giving concerts, singing my love songs and spiritual tunes to little audiences here and there while sharing loving warnings of what is now unfolding today. When I read these following words, I laughed… and then shuddered:
As for you, son of man, your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doorways of houses. They say to one another, “Let’s go hear the latest word that comes from the Lord.” My people come to you, gathering as a crowd and sitting in front of you to hear your words, but they will not act on them… For them you are only a singer of love songs, with a pleasant voice and a clever touch. They listen to your words, but they do not obey them. But when it comes—and it is surely coming!—they shall know that there was a prophet among them. (Ezekiel 33:30-33)
No, I am not claiming to be a prophet—but Our Lady and the popes are God’s chief prophets—and I have tried to shout their words from the rooftops (cf. Habb 2:1-4). But how few have listened! How many continue to dismiss the signs of the times because they do not want to face the Passion of the Church? Indeed, the prophets often complained to the Lord, as did Isaiah, in another passage the Lord gave me at the same time:

“Go and say to this people: Listen carefully, but do not understand! Look intently, but do not perceive! Make the heart of this people sluggish, dull their ears and close their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and their heart understand, and they turn and be healed.”

“How long, O Lord?” I asked. And he replied: “Until the cities are desolate, without inhabitants, houses, without people, and the land is a desolate waste. Until the Lord sends the people far away, and great is the desolation in the midst of the land.” (Isaiah 6:8-12)

I know I am speaking right now primarily to Our Lady’s Little Rabble. You get it; I know that you share in my grief and frustration. At the same time, you understand that chastisement is not the last word. As Our Lady said to Fr. Stefano Gobbi:
Pray in order to give thanks to the Heavenly Father, who is guiding human events toward the fulfillment of His great plan of love and of glory… Peace will come, after the great suffering to which the Church and all humanity are already being called, through their interior and bloody purification… Even now, the great events are coming about, and all will be accomplished at a faster pace, so that there may appear over the world, as quickly as possible, the new rainbow of peace which, at Fatima and for so many years, I have already been announcing to you in advance. —To the Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, n. 343
To be certain, if God could have His way, that very peace would come through love, not destruction—if only we would accept it! Did you know that? But humanity has instead built a New Tower of Babel to, in our astonishing hubris, topple God. Thus, the birth of a new Era of Peace must come through hard labour pains: the Passion of the Church.
So, the Chastisements that have occurred are nothing other than the preludes of those that will come. How many more cities will be destroyed…? My Justice can bear no more; My will wants to Triumph, and would want to Triumph by means of Love in order to Establish Its Kingdom. But man does not want to come to meet this Love, therefore, it is necessary to use Justice. —Jesus to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta; Nov. 16th, 1926
A priest asked yesterday: “Does [the American seer] Jennifer have something published with more of the Lord’s loving words and messages?” I replied, “You can find her writings here: wordsfromjesus.com. I’m not surprised by the warning in many of her messages. We have already refused the Lord’s loving words….”
THE PASSION OF THE CHURCH

I have no doubt that the Covid-19 crisis we are in will at some point abate—just as labour pains come and go. However, when you reach hard laboureach contraction leaves the mother a little more dilated, a little more exhausted, a little more prepared for the coming birth. So too, the world is going to be changed when this present contraction subsides. How do you shut down the world’s economy and deprive people of their living and think this will have no effect? How do you enact universal martial law for a relatively minor pandemic and not move the boundaries beyond a certain point of no return? On the other hand, there is also a sense that people have begun to wake up a little and realize that we cannot depend on science and technology to save us. This is good, very good.

But that is not, by far, the worst crisis. It is the reality that tens of millions are being deprived of the kiss of Christ, the Eucharist. If Jesus is the Bread of Life and the “source and summit of the Christian life,” [1] what then does it mean when the Church herself withholds this gift from her children?

Without the Holy Mass, what would become of us? All here below would perish, because that alone can hold back God’s arm. —St. Teresa of Avila, Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love, by Fr. Stefano M. Manelli, FI; p. 15

It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass. —St. Pio, Ibid.

I have been reading the 24 Hours of the Passion in the writings of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. I had a feeling that as I meditated on the last and 24th hour this morning that it was going to be prophetic. Given all that’s happening, I was stunned: it is a reflection on Our Lady, paralyzed in grief, while she stands in the tomb, about to be separated from the Body of her Son. Recalling the Church’s magisterial teaching that Mary is a “mirror” and reflection of the Church herself,[2] here is an echo of the cry rising to the Heaven’s tonight, on this Vigil of the Third Week of Lent:

O Son, O beloved Son, I will now be deprived of the only comfort I had and that assuaged my sorrows: Your most sacred humanity, over which I might pour myself out by adoring and kissing your wounds. Now this too is taken from me, and the Divine Will decrees it thus, and to this Most Holy Will I resign myself. But I wish You to know, my Son, that I am deprived of your most sacred humanity which I long to adore… Oh Son, as I make this sorrowful separation, please increase in me your [divine] strength and life… —The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 24th hour (4pm); from the diary of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

In closing, I want to share an image of hope. It is my grandaughter, Rosé Zelie. Lately, this has become her appearance. Behold, the first buds of the little ones who will populate the earth in the Era of Peace, the saints of the latter days. When the night of sorrows is over, the Daybreak of Peace will come.

 

WEEPO children of men!

Weep for all that is good, and true, and beautiful.

Weep for all that must go down to the tomb

Your icons and chants, your walls and steeples.

Weep, O children of men!

For all that is good, and true, and beautiful.

Weep for all that must go down to the Sepulcher

Your teachings and truths, your salt and your light.

Weep, O children of men!

For all that is good, and true, and beautiful.

Weep for all who must enter the night

Your priests and bishops, your popes and princes.

Weep, O children of men!

For all that is good, and true, and beautiful.

Weep for all who must enter the trial

The test of faith, the refiner’s fire.

 

…but weep not forever!

 

For dawn will come, light will conquer, a new Sun will rise.

And all that was good, and true, and beautiful

Will breathe new breath, and be given to sons again.

 

m.m.

 

 

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THE POINT OF NO RETURN

Many Catholic churches around the world are empty,
and the faithful temporarily barred from the Sacraments

 

I have told you this so that when their hour comes
you may remember that I told you.
(John 16:4)

 

AFTER landing safely in Canada from Trinidad, I received a text from American seer, Jennifer, whose messages given between 2004 and 2012 are now unfolding in real time[1] Her text said,

Blessed candles, salt and holy water—three most important things people can have on hand. Where are people supposed to go if the churches are closed? And of course your Rosary and Bible. Those are my supplies. Remember, Jesus said these events will come like boxcars, one after another…

The text was significant since, just the day before at the Divine Mercy conference in Trinidad, Fr. Jim Blount said the very same thing—even blessing 400 bottles of holy water with holy salt using the prayers of exorcism. For those who are unfamiliar with these sacramentals, they are not “good luck charms,” nor do they contain power in and of themselves. Rather, God has used inanimate articles as conduits of grace since biblical times.

So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God accomplished at the hands of Paul that when face cloths or aprons that touched his skin were applied to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. (Acts 19:11-12)

So, I heartily recommend that in these times of physical and spiritual pestilence, have a priest bless holy water/salt/candles for your home. And yes, exorcists have told us that the older rites of blessing that contain prayers of exorcism seem to be more powerful against the enemy, just as Latin is more powerful than the vernacular during exorcisms.

 

FASTER NOW…

Well, an hour later after getting my baggage, we were sitting at a rail crossing waiting for an approaching train. And it came—with incredible speed. We could not believe how fast the boxcars whizzed by. I didn’t give it much thought until I replied to Jennifer today saying, “Events are going to come at us faster and faster, like the winds that speed up the closer one gets to the eye of a hurricane…” and then, suddenly, I remembered that train and what I quoted Jesus saying to Jennifer only days ago in Rapidly, it Comes Now:

My people, this time of confusion will only multiply. When the signs begin to come forth like boxcars, know that the confusion will only multiply with it. Pray! Pray dear children. Prayer is what will keep you strong and will allow you the grace to defend the truth and persevere in these times of trials and sufferings. —Jesus to Jennifer, November 3rd, 2005

These events will come like boxcars on the tracks and will ripple all across this world. Ibid. April 4th, 2005

Indeed, within 48 hours since my webcast, America has banned flights from Europe, Italy’s death toll has surpassed a thousand, China is starting to blame the U.S. for deliberately releasing the virus, the stock markets have had historic losses, the NBA and NHL postponed all events, and fear is rippling across the world as store shelves empty. To be clear, it is not the coronavirus, but the bizarre, almost seemingly orchestrated response to it, that is a major “sign of the times.” I received this letter from someone in Italy this morning:

• All schools are closed until April 3rd. Classes are held online.
• All so-called “unnecessary” commercial activities are closed: bars, restaurants, hairdressers, beauty salons, wellness centers, sports activities
at all levels, etc …
• Movements of the population: ON FOOT OR BY CAR, ALL MOVEMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND JUSTIFIED BY THE DOCUMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR. HEFTY FINE
FOR THOSE WHO VIOLATE THE LAW …. AND RISK OF PRISON.
• nobody can go to the playgrounds, parks, public places, etc …
• AT 6:00 PM: EVERYBODY MUST BE AT HOME. THE LAMPS IN ALL STREETS ARE EXTINGUISHED.
• ONE CANNOT GO TO ANY KIND OF FESTIVITIES: WEDDING, FUNERAL, LUNCH / DINNER / APERITIF … WITH FRIENDS AND / OR PARENTS. ETC … NOR CAN ONE GO TO MASS… THE CHURCHES ARE OPEN, but one enters individually with a minimum of 1 meter distance between people.
• OBLIGATION TO COMPLY WITH HYGIENE RULES (often wash your hands, do not touch your mouth, nose and eyes with your hands, etc.)
• and many other rules to respect …

In other words, we are watching how quickly and easily the world is descending into martial law and a near police state. We are seeing just how easily the masses can be manipulated and how vulnerable most everyone really is. And the words of St. John keep rolling through my mind:

Who can compare with the beast or who can fight against it? (Rev 13:4)

Ah! Do not think that the polls of American youth ready to embrace socialism are just a passing fad (70% of millennials say they’d vote for a socialist!) They are a clear warning that the world is ever more ready to embrace a false savior who would deliver them from their sorrows.

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… especially the “intrinsically perverse” political form of a secular messianism. —Cathechism of the Catholic Church, n. 675-676

In several of Jennifer’s messages, Jesus warned that, soon, Church doors were going to be closed at a time of great division:

My child, tell the world that I desire prayer for what lies ahead for the world beyond this point you are in now is the greatest purification since the beginning of creation. For My just hand will come forth and separate the weeds from the wheat. The doors of many of My Churches will be shut, the bells will be silenced for I say to you the true division in My Church has already begun. For many, the Eucharist will not be for them to receive, for many of My priests will be silenced. I come to warn in love, I come to tell you that you must find your peace by trusting in Me. —Jesus to Jennifer, May 26th, 2009

And again,

My people, My precious children, the bells of My Church will soon be silenced. I come to warn you that the battle has been waged for the final lap before you hear the trumpets sound and the angels proclaim My coming. The events that you and your children will see have been foretold through the Gospel message (4/15/05)… The bells of My churches will soon be silenced and the division will multiply leading up to the coming of the antichrist. You will see the coming of a war that will have nations rising up against one another (3/27/05).

That word “trumpets” reminds me of what happened almost exactly a year ago when I visited the Mount of Olives in Israel where Jesus wept over that ancient city. Our pilgrim group entered the chapel there, rising above the Garden of Gethsemane, to say Mass. As soon as the Liturgy started (it was 3:00pm, the Hour of Mercy), the unexpected sound of what seemed to be a shofar resonated and continued to sound-off intermittently. The shofar is a ram’s horn or trumpet blown in the Old Testament to herald both the sunset and Day of Judgment (Rosh Hashanah). Unbeknownst to us, at the very same time this was happening, my friend Kitty Cleveland and her pilgrim group from America were on the outside of the chapel, and all of them were witnessing the miracle of the sunits disc moving, dancing, glimmering, giving off shoots of light, all visible to the bare eye without harm or difficulty. Then, at the moment Mass ended, so too did this shofar sound, and we never heard it again.

The next day, Kitty related her story to me, and realizing it was happening during our Mass at the same location, I asked if she had also heard the “shofar,” and she did. I thought she was going to tell me it was someone in her group because it was so close, almost as if someone were standing on the chapel blowing it. But she replied to my astonishment, “I don’t know where the sound came from either.”

 

IT’S BEEN COMING A LONG TIME

None of what is happening should be a surprise to the soul who has been obeying Our Lord’s command all these years to “watch and pray.” The sun is setting on this era and the Day of the Lord is fast approaching. It is man himself who beckons the “great and terrible day” because of his rebellious heart that has built a New Tower of Babel to the heavens

But what is Babel? It is the description of a kingdom in which people have concentrated so much power they think they no longer need depend on a God who is far away. They believe they are so powerful they can build their own way to heaven in order to open the gates and put themselves in God’s place. But it’s precisely at this moment that something strange and unusual happens. While they are working to build the tower, they suddenly realise they are working against one another. While trying to be like God, they run the risk of not even being human – because they’ve lost an essential element of being human: the ability to agree, to understand one another and to work together… Progress and science have given us the power to dominate the forces of nature, to manipulate the elements, to reproduce living things, almost to the point of manufacturing humans themselves. In this situation, praying to God appears outmoded, pointless, because we can build and create whatever we want. We don’t realise we are reliving the same experience as Babel.  —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Pentecost Homily, May 27th, 2102

As such, mankind has reached a kind of point of no return. How do you put the cat of alternative marriage back in the bag? How do you put genetic aberrations unleashed into the wild back into the test tube? How do you withdraw the poisons and pollution injected into the soil and oceans over decades? How do you recover the innocence of billions of souls exposed to hard core pornography? How do you return the world to a more human and simple way of life? And how does the Church regain her credibility and holiness amidst the horror of so many scandals and evil that have reached into the very summit of the Church?

Ah! my daughter, when I allow that churches remain deserted, ministers dispersed, Masses reduced, it means that the sacrifices are offenses to Me, the prayers insults, the adorations, irreverences, the confessions amusements, and without fruits.  Therefore, no longer finding My glory, but rather, offenses, nor any good for them, since they are of no use to Me any more, I remove them.  However, this snatching ministers away from my Sanctuary means also that things have reached the ugliest point, and that the variety of scourges will multiply.  How hard man is—how hard!” —Jesus to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta; February 12, 1918

The answer is through a Cosmic SurgeryThe purification that must come now cannot be stopped but can be mitigated by prayer and fasting. In the highly regarded revelations to Sr. Mildred Mary Ephrem Neuzil, Our Lady of America (whose devotion was officially approved) stated quite candidly:

What happens to the world depends upon those who are living in it. There must be much more good than evil prevailing in order to prevent the holocaust that is so near approaching. Yet I tell you, My daughter, that even should such a destruction happen because there were not enough souls who took My Warnings seriously, there will remain a remnant untouched by the chaos who, having been faithful in following Me and spreading My Warnings, will gradually inhabit the earth again with their dedicated and holy lives. These souls will renew the earth in the Power and Light of the Holy Spirit, and these faithful children of Mine will be under My Protection, and that of the Holy Angels, and they will partake of the Life of the Divine Trinity in a most remarkable Way. Let My dear children know this, precious daughter, so that they will have no excuse if they fail to heed My Warnings. —winter of 1984, mysticsofthechurch.com

And thus, it is time to gather your families, dear fathers, and make Jesus the center of your home. It is time to turn off the television and begin praying the Rosary. It is the time to fast and weep and implore God’s mercy upon sinners who are still so far away. Indeed, it is not a respiratory illness, but the viruses of pornography, materialism, atheism and infidelity that are the greatest threat to mankind.

The special peril of the time before us is the spread of that plague of infidelity, that the Apostles and our Lord Himself have predicted as the worst calamity of the last times of the Church. And at least a shadow, a typical image of the last times is coming over the world. —St. John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890 A.D.), sermon at opening of St. Bernard’s Seminary, October 2, 1873, The Infidelity of the Future

 

EPILOGUE

Jennifer sent another text shortly after that first one last night, and I asked if you could read it too:

The enemy wants us to ultimately fear each other (because of the virus he is spreading) instead of reaching out to those who are suffering. We are told to quarantine ourselves even from Jesus. When churches close and the bells go silent where are people supposed to go? We are Gods family and yet we are being told to alienate ourselves from our family over a virus that, in the scope of the world population, hasn’t killed that many people. Any loss of life is sad but few shed tears for the babies aborted every single day. This is a wake up call and that alarm clock is going to keep ringing in warning until the just hand of the Father turns it off. Then people will wish they had responded to those warnings when they came: We have had a pandemic going on for decades throughout the world and it’s killing innocent babies.

Indeed, said John Paul II:

The Lord’s question: “What have you done?”, which Cain cannot escape, is addressed also to the people of today, to make them realize the extent and gravity of the attacks against life which continue to mark human history… Whoever attacks human life, in some way attacks God himself. —Evangelium Vitae; n. 10

Yet, there yet remains a glimmer of hope for the prodigal sons and daughters of this generation before the Day of the Lord arrives. And it is found in the prophets:

Before the day of the Lord arrives, that great and terrible day. Then everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will escape harm… Now I am sending to you Elijah the prophet, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and terrible day; He will turn the heart of fathers to their sons, and the heart of sons to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with utter destruction. (Joel 3:4-5, Malachi 3:23-24)

It is the coming Eye of the Storm when the world will be in utter chaos—a great warning that will come as the pinnacle of this “time of mercy” in which we are living. Let us pray that it is the point of return for many, many souls. That is a victory that can still be won, with the help of Our Lady’s Little Rabble positioned now on the front lines. Pray, pray, pray that lost souls will accept the coming illumination of conscience and make their own the prayer of the Prodigal Son:

I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers”…. While he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. (Luke 15:18-20)

 

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Office of Readings Friday – March 6, 2020

Second Reading
From the Mirror of Love by Saint Aelred, abbot

Christ, the model of brotherly love

The perfection of brotherly love lies in the love of one’s enemies. We can find no greater inspiration for this than grateful remembrance of the wonderful patience of Christ. He who is more fair than all the sons of men offered his fair face to be spat upon by sinful men; he allowed those eyes that rule the universe to be blindfolded by wicked men; he bared his back to the scourges; he submitted that head which strikes terror in principalities and powers to the sharpness of the thorns; he gave himself up to be mocked and reviled, and at the end endured the cross, the nails, the lance, the gall, the vinegar, remaining always gentle, meek and full of peace.
In short, he was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before the shearers he kept silent, and did not open his mouth.
Who could listen to that wonderful prayer, so full of warmth, of love, of unshakeable serenity – Father, forgive them – and hesitate to embrace his enemies with overflowing love? Father, he says, forgive them. Is any gentleness, any love, lacking in this prayer?
Yet he put into it something more. It was not enough to pray for them: he wanted also to make excuses for them. Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. They are great sinners, yes, but they have little judgement; therefore, Father, forgive them. They are nailing me to the cross, but they do not know who it is that they are nailing to the cross: if they had known, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory; therefore, Father, forgive them. They think it is a lawbreaker, an impostor claiming to be God, a seducer of the people. I have hidden my face from them, and they do not recognise my glory; therefore, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.
If someone wishes to love himself he must not allow himself to be corrupted by indulging his sinful nature. If he wishes to resist the promptings of his sinful nature he must enlarge the whole horizon of his love to contemplate the loving gentleness of the humanity of the Lord. Further, if he wishes to savour the joy of brotherly love with greater perfection and delight, he must extend even to his enemies the embrace of true love.
But if he wishes to prevent this fire of divine love from growing cold because of injuries received, let him keep the eyes of his soul always fixed on the serene patience of his beloved Lord and Saviour.