Feb 05 2012

For the sake of the world, a time limit has been set so that the age of sin will come to an end…

Published by at 11:10 pm under Culture of Death,Grace,Justice,Mercy,Repentance,Sin

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words, yet you say, “How have we wearied him?” By your saying, “Every evildoer is good in the sight of the LORD, and he is pleased with him”; or else, “Where is the just God?”

“Beloved, this generation wearies me with its idolatry, sin, and idle talk. My name is blasphemed in every place. How am I to respond? Up to now I have responded with mercy—unimaginable mercy. No human is fully aware of the lengths to which my mercy has gone for sinful humanity. The angels are in awe. My mercy is infinite, it is true. Those who call upon mercy—no matter the depth of sin—will be bathed in it. But for the sake of the world, a time limit has been set so that the age of sin will come to an end. This too is mercy. Children come to me! Let me shelter you. How I long to enfold you all in my merciful heart. I love you, my children. Let go of your sin and come to me!”

Heavenly Father, how unimaginable is your mercy! Yet so many are clinging to sin. May a flood of mercy inundate the earth so that hearts will be moved to repentance, and find the love that longs for them—the only thing worth seeking. Jesus, Lord of mercy, save us! Amen.

111 responses so far

111 Responses to “For the sake of the world, a time limit has been set so that the age of sin will come to an end…”

  1. anneon 06 Feb 2012 at 2:02 am

    Come Holy Spirit come and illumine all hearts! Renew the face of the earth. The debt of sin has accummulated so very much that we do not even recoginize how dark it is. Dear Lord, we need You to reveal Yourself to all, so all may experience Your merciful Love and leave sin and rush to You and Your Truth And Your Way.
    May all souls choose Truth so once again beauty and peace can reign, reign in the coming Era of Love.
    May all have a change of heart and turn to God the source of all beauty, peace and love.

  2. anneon 06 Feb 2012 at 3:01 am

    a time limit has been set. God’s time is not our time. does God refer to our time? i know Mark Mallett was told time is short, time as in our time. perhaps this is the same.

  3. pelianitoon 06 Feb 2012 at 8:06 am

    Anne, my impression is that it is earthly time that is short. Jesus we trust in you!

  4. June1on 06 Feb 2012 at 8:14 am

    Wow, what a truthful message. “The angels are in awe.” I have been, too, especially when I have watched live abortion videos and wonder how our poor Lord has to hold back punishing us severely because of the free will He gave us.

    “This too is mercy.” So true! It’s like a dying person who really cannot bear anymore, so God releases his soul. What a perfect message.

  5. Dianeon 06 Feb 2012 at 9:22 am

    Is anyone else sensing a heaviness for the suffering souls in our world? Yesterday in mass my heart was so burdened for all of mankind. I too am being tested with God’s purifying fire. i have frequent anxiety attacks (over the pending illumination–esp. when it comes to my daughters) and am offering them up for our poor wounded world. It helps make some sence of what appears to be sheer craziness occurring everywhere. I find myself begging for Gods mercy almost continually. Jesus I trust in you. Mary, our mother, please help save souls. I will pray for all who come to this site. Peli, may God bless you abundantly.

  6. Danielleon 06 Feb 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hi Friends: I get that impression as well…no joke. I have always tried to hold off the temptation to anticipate and harbour on the fact that it is eminent. However, this urgency is real. How this has been made more evident? By the number of distractions, obstacles and challenges to the faithful who are trying to stay focused and pray and just live righteously day after day. Those of us who are trying to hold our families together as well…it’s getting very, VERY hard.

    It’s Carnival in Trinidad: I am looking forward to Lent! I need to focus but there is so much noise – TV, radio, cars blasting music, fetes/parties…whoa!! It’s so hard!

    Also: there is a Divine Mercy Conference I wish to go to during the first weekend of Lent. Please PLEASE pray that I get an opportunity to go to it! I starve to attend these Conferences, but because of having 3 children, I don’t get an opportunity to go.

    Praise You, Jesus…you continue to grant me so many blessings and graces, and yet I continue to fall short. Daily…at some point or pointS. Help me and my family to become a family of Saints. Help me to become a better wife and mother! I have the duty to return those precious souls around me back to your kingdom. Saint Pio, Saint Gianna, St. Ann, St. Monica: help me! Mother Mary: assist me!! Be My Mother, too, so that I can receive your Grace, Love and Humility.

    Jesus: Have Mercy on us~

    Maranatha!

  7. memon 06 Feb 2012 at 11:59 am

    Please, everyone, begin this beautiful novena for all people. So many souls are in great need right now. Please start praying this immediately and encourage your church to propagate this.
    Maranantha!

    The Divine Mercy Novena

    http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm

  8. pelianitoon 06 Feb 2012 at 1:51 pm

    mem, as I understand it the Lord requested that St. Faustina begin the novena on Good Friday and go until Divine Mercy Sunday. It is probably good to pray it privately at other times, but I think for the parish to propagate it, it would have to be during that specified time.

  9. Tim K. In PAon 06 Feb 2012 at 2:14 pm

    @Mem,
    The Divine Mercy Chaplet can be prayed now, in addition to our Rosaries, and prayers- with going daily masses as much as possible. The Novena is to be said during Lent.
    May God have Divine Mercy on all of us & strengthen the True Visionaries as they have a special mission. Jesus & Mary, please protect Pope Benedict! Jesus, I trust in you!!!

  10. memon 06 Feb 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Dear Pelianito,
    Yes, The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is to be done starting on Good Friday, but that would not mean that this beautiful Novena could not be recited all year long. In my heart, I believe we should be constantly doing the Novena of Divine Mercy right now. I don’t know if we can afford to wait until Good Friday of this year to propagate this Novena. Too many prayerful people are sensing that time is of the essence to be calling on God’s Mercy now. Obviously when Our Lord gave this beautiful prayer to St. Faustina, there was no Divine Mercy Sunday until Pope John Paul II. It certainly would not be going against the deposit of faith to recite this more often and our world needs this. I was just hoping to reach more and more people this way. Thank you and God bless.

  11. LauraLeeon 06 Feb 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Long ago (approx 20 years or so) when I asked the Lord God what I should do to prepare for the coming times, I received this answer:
    “Do not hoard, do not hide. Share who you are and your faith. Be unafraid for I AM with you. Turn no one away. Deny no one food or refreshment. I AM who I AM and in ME there is no lack. I will take care of you.”

    When I received that message at that time, it terrified me; I was being asked to trust completely in God Almighty. I quaked to my very soul because my survival response was totally opposite of that … it said, hide! Hoard! Let no one in!

    So the Lord asked me … “Have I not sheltered you your whole life? Have you not eaten every day? Have I not clothed you? Have I not given you loved ones to comfort you in your earthly life? Am I not Source of everything you are and everything you have?”

    This gentle admonishment brought tears to my eyes and made me truly sorry for my doubts. To this day I pray, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that my faith in God – Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, be unshakable, my trust be absolute, and my love to grow exponentially with every passing moment. Ahhh my Jesus I do Trust in You! In a small voice, I pray on occasion to never be put to the test ;) But if I am, then I know God will not abandon me, or any of us. The Holy Spirit will be fully present and active in all of us.

    In recent months I have been urgently guided to create a “prayer book”. The Prayer Book is about 106 pages of prayers, Church teachings on Holy Water, Holy Oil, Blessed Salt and how to use these sacramentals. It contains the Ten Commandments, the Eight Beatitudes, a few Psalms, information on the St. Benedict Medal and its meaning, Catholic House Blessing rituals, rebuking spirits, exorcism rites that lay people can use; how to renew our baptism vows, exorcism for lay people, JPII teaching on angels, various litanies, chaplets and novenas are also in this book. I will soon be including the Vatican II document “Lumen Gentium” which includes a chapter about the role of lay people in the Church. My inner direction tells me that one day, we may … we may … not have access to this information or priests as freely as we do now and so it will fall upon many of us to use and share this with others. None of the prayers are of my making except for one. I find that I keep adding to this book as I am guided to. Like all of you I feel a sense of urgency.

    In addition to the prayer book, I have been writing letters to my various representatives, including the President on my views and concerns as a Catholic woman in today’s world especially in relation to my country and the turn it is and has been taking.

    On the “soul” side, I pray every day as all of you do. We are, each of us, called to take care of our own little corner of the world the best we can. Everything is as the Good Lord wants. “Be unafraid for I AM with you”

    This past week, I have been waking up in the middle of the night hearing in my head a part of the Divine Mercy, in song: “O Blood and Water which gushed from the heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for all of us, I trust in You!! Jesus I trust in You!” I hear it in the morning upon waking as well. I find myself absently singing this throughout the day. :) Praise Jesus!!

    When the time comes that we are not able to communicate, I promise to keep all of you in my prayers. I will send out my Guardian Angel and we will all bolster each other in the faith and in our trust in God.

    Be unafraid for I AM with you. Jesus we trust in You!!!

  12. anneon 06 Feb 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Diane, on Sunday i experienced an incredible heaviness of heart for mankind. it was so strong and i eventually managed to get going and i visited a friend who i share with and who thinks similarily to us all here. He said he felt exactly the same for the last day or so. Then i read Mark Mallett and he said he felt this on his last tour. so you are not alone. We are called to more prayer for all of humanity. Do not worry about your daughters, just pray. God knows this generation and the time it is living in. I believe He will be so merciful.
    Danielle,you are so right about obstacles and challenges for those trying to stay focused and how very very hard it is trying to keep the family together. My children are in their 20s’ and it is so very hard and sadly my husband has made it very difficult. i was given a present just before Christmas time from 2 children at school. It was a candle with HOPE written around the outside. i feel as if i am alone in the family holding onto the candle. We are like that candle in our families, relying on the grace of God to stay alight for ourselves, our families and all of humanity in this present time of great darkness. May the Lord pour out exceptional graces on all here on the blog and support us in all our needs. Thank you Diane and Danielle, the Lord has truly spoken through you both to me and it was much needed at this time.

  13. anneon 06 Feb 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Regarding obstacles and difficulties in the way of us maintaining our focus on Jesus, our relationship with Him and staying on the course of prayer, fasting and offering …..it is really the evil one who does his best to upset all of this. He will use anyone, anything, any circumstance to cause havoc. So really others who are making it hard are really victims. He knows his time is short and is desperate. We are just little ones hanging on in the raging storm trusting in the Lord, being called to surrender to the Lord’s ways. It is really the Lord’s battle against the evil one and we are called to stand with the Lord through our prayer, fasting, suffering and surrendering all to Him so He can bring good out of all situations.
    We are the little lights who in our human weakness hang on the dear Jesus, our source of grace and strength. We are nourished by the sacraments, raised up and healed by confession and flooded with grace to keep going in the storm. may we all keep our little lights burning for Jesus and may the Holy Spirit come and come quickly enlighten, guide, encourage and console us all.

  14. pelianitoon 06 Feb 2012 at 6:34 pm

    It is a beautiful devotion Mem. Just to clarify, through St. Faustina the Lord asked that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated as DM Sunday. He wanted that novena to end on DM Sunday. There are even some that say, he only asked St. Faustina to recite it and that it was only meant for her. I am not so sure about that, and I do not see anything wrong with praying it at other times, but that is just my opinion.

  15. pelianitoon 06 Feb 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Lauralee thank you for this word of encouragement. Very much needed by all of us!

  16. pelianitoon 06 Feb 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Anne, you post reminded me that all havoc exists to take us away from prayer. I have been letting a situation take over my thought processes, but I finally realized that it was a distraction. So now when I feel it happening, I just say, Jesus I trust in you. And pray for souls, which is I believe, the mission entrusted to us at this time. Holy Guardian Angels, help us!

  17. Becky-TNon 06 Feb 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Dear Friends – for your discernment – God Bless!

    http://petalsfromheaven.com/archived/2012/02.2012.pdf

  18. Laura S.on 06 Feb 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Regarding the Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena…the Novena is prayed daily and perpetually at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA. I believe it is okay if you would like to pray it personally perpetually as well. The novena does cover so many we are to pray for. I am sure it pleases Jesus and so very many souls are in need of prayer right now.

    Yes, a very special prayer LauraLee….my son was given that prayer on his Mercy Moment card that we handed out last year at our Parish Divine Mercy Holy Hour on Divine Mercy Sunday. It is a very powerful prayer and image for us to keep in mind….

    Lord Jesus, have mercy on us and on our whole world. Maranatha…come! We long for you! We need you! We trust in You, Jesus.

  19. Jeanneon 06 Feb 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Boy! Did I need to hear this!! Thank you Jesus!!

  20. June1on 06 Feb 2012 at 8:08 pm

    “When the time comes that we are not able to communicate, I promise to keep all of you in my prayers.”

    LauraLee, this thought has crossed my mind before and scared me. In my head, I was picturing some sort of disaster where electricity was one of the things cut off and we wouldn’t be able to help keep one another on the right track. To me, it would feel sort of like losing my training wheels and finding myself riding alone, with little support (although I acknowledge, of course, that Jesus would be with all of us).

    So, just in case, I want to thank all of you and Peli for everything I’ve learned here. You all mean more to me than you know. I used to have an incredible Catholic community in university, the chaplaincy there, where I really started praying and learning about our faith (and where I met my husband). But after an issue that made me leave, I found myself without a flock for a long time. I still don’t really have one except for you guys (it’s ironic because I shunned the internet for the longest time). I’m the only practicing Catholic I know among family and friends, so having you all makes me feel supported. Like LauraLee said, if that time comes, you will all be in my prayers, as well. :) Love you all!

  21. pelianitoon 06 Feb 2012 at 8:28 pm

    The Lord has blessed us abundantly in this time of grace. But I think that soon he will strip away all that we cling to until we are left with only him, at which point we will have everything and the era of peace will be upon us. Maranatha!

  22. Mary Thereseon 06 Feb 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Michael Joyce–you are a lifetime brightener with your story of the train! I see my train along a favorite seashore in Maine. It is just so happy to be there in the sunlight pulling all of those people (who have been “railroaded” into it) to The Lord! Most of mine have been dropped into it by the seat of their pants, I’m thinking! In heaven, they will be appreciative…:’)

    People who have expressed concerns over the other website are right to speak out–it is necessary to let others know when there is danger–or we will be talking to the Lord about our neglect in speaking what we are given by Him. If those who are involved with it are showing signs of depression, are defensive, are confused–it is not “of God”. It would be nice if the Pope could just say, “Lord, what do you think about this visionary or that prophet?” and then open the Bible and get a passage that confirms an answer. But that is not how it works. satan knows the Bible very well and he is a spirit; St. Augustine said that the dumbest devil was smarter than he was. Demons can do whatever we can do and they can read and find scripture and turn to passages to justify their plots. The New Age people are basically trying to be pseudo-Christian to lure people. I have no idea what some of the people on false websites are thinking–some may be real innocents who think they are connected to the real Jesus, some may be pranksters, some may be working for the evil one intentionally… Those with strong discernment are obliged to speak out. Those who are new in the spirit would do well to respect their insights and they will be safer that way. June1–you did a very good job of learning to discern. It is a constant process, but you are being taught by the Good Lord and I am happy for you!

  23. Kathy AEon 06 Feb 2012 at 8:41 pm

    “When the time comes that we are not able to communicate, I promise to keep all of you in my prayers. I will send out my Guardian Angel and we will all bolster each other in the faith and in our trust in God.” Laura Lee, I second that. The comments here today feel to me like some final reminders: that wonderful steam locomotive with all the cars full of people remind me so much of Marino Restrepo’s “territory of souls” — all those who touch our lives, even in the slightest ways–all those for whom we pray daily. I remember my Peli Family in my morning offering, my rosaries, etc., daily. Yes, I too have been collecting hard copies of all the prayers, etc. including books and pamphlets, which may be unavailable online or through other sources when that time comes.
    Laura Lee, I loved your little preparation guidelines–truly these comments today seem like “Mother’s little reminders” of all we have been learning, praying about, just as a loving mother would tell her children just before they leave on an important trip. This will, indeed, be the “trip” of a lifetime. Mother Mary & Jesus have been preparing their little ones well.
    I have an idea that I will send my guardian angel at night (every night from now on) to protect and guide my Peli Family member who is most at risk, most greatly tried and assaulted. If many of us do this, we would be helping those who may face the gravest dangers.
    I also send my beloved angel every night as I go to sleep, to the most neglected and poorest tabernacle on earth, to worship and repare to Jesus in his loneliness and sorrow over His people there.
    I find myself reciting parts of the DM chaplet throughout the day, especially the prayer for the Our Father bead: “Eternal Father, I offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for my sins and for those of the whole world.” In my mind, I see the avenging angel with the sword, and interposed between poor earth and the angel, the suffering body of Jesus on the Cross, his precious blood and water gushing in a fountain of mercy upon us.
    “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you. Save souls.” Remember also the promise of this prayer to save a soul every time we say it, and how this prayer also makes reparation for many blasphemies. I can’t imagine how many of them are taking place all over the world.

  24. Kathy AEon 06 Feb 2012 at 8:46 pm

    For those who have not heard this, Sister Consolata Betrone (a Catholic saint and mystic) learned this from Jesus, Himself:
    “An act of love is also an act of reparation: the Lord told Consolata: A “Jesus, I love You” repairs a thousand blasphemies. The importance of this brief but powerful invocation can be understood by Jesus’ own words: “All I ask for is this: a continuous act of love: JESUS, MARY I LOVE YOU, SAVE SOULS…”

    He invited Consolata to intensify the prayer, and to make no delay: “Don’t waste time: every act of love is a soul! Of all the gifts, the best gift you can offer me is a day full of love. I desire an uninterrupted Jesus, Mary I love You, save souls! from when you get up in the morning till when you go to bed at night.”

  25. Mimion 06 Feb 2012 at 9:39 pm

    All – Please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of a young man named Jack, a senior in high school with much talent and promise, who passed away tonight. Thank you.

  26. Peggylouon 06 Feb 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Per comments on reciting the Divine Mercy chaplet. I recite it every day as well as the rosary. Because 3 o’clock is the hour of mercy, I try to pray it at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. if I happen to look at the clock and see 3 o’clock. About 10 years ago, I got a strong sense that this is an important prayer for our times and have been dedicated to it since.

  27. jonion 07 Feb 2012 at 4:31 am

    Dear family I have been quiet of late , like many of you I have been experiencing many trials of my own. All of which I know are preparing me for the trials ahead and to come to rely on Jesus and Our Lady alone . I am a great devotee of the D.M.C. and like all of you realise it is the most powerful prayer for these times .

    I have found some much needed spiritual support through the “Mothers Prayers” group I and another mother started and strongly encourage those of you who don’t have spiritual fellowship in your own family to start such a group or some such similar type . These little prayer cenacles will I’m sure attract many graces and will afford much protection in the times that are seemingly more and more upon us .

    I also can’t express how much this cyber family of fellow catholics has helped me to cope every day with my own daily life, it has been a literal spiritual lifeline and I have learnt so much from you all and been greatly consoled by the beauty of the messages , so thank you Peli for all the prayer , time and effort you have put into this prayer site , you have given a very valuable service to the Lord and to all of us . May you be greatly blessed !

    Whatever comes I have not the least doubt that the memory of the faithfulness
    of you all here will be something that I cling to and will spur me on to stay true to God , knowing that you will all be doing the same.

    Dear Jesus , thank you from the depth of my heart for these messages that profess Your love and Your mercy for us poor sinners . I place all of mankind into the depths of your most merciful heart and I pray through the most Immaculate Heart of Mary that all people come to know You , love You and serve You !

    OH Jesus, Mary and Joseph I love You save souls!

  28. ajon 07 Feb 2012 at 6:29 am

    Friends, amidst all the uncertainty, anxiety and suffering in times ahead, let us remember one great thing “our King is JESUS and we win!!!”

    JESUS, MARY and JOSEPH we love YOU, save souls.

    Amen.

  29. June1on 07 Feb 2012 at 6:48 am

    Mary Therese, thank you for your kind words; they mean so much. :)

    In the beginning, I was really on the bandwagon with some of these sites, mostly because I wanted the messages to be true (not saying that all of them aren’t), but the warning flags have been too many to ignore. As much as I want things to happen, I am learning to let it be the Lord’s Will and not mine–difficult as I am a selfish only child. :P

  30. pelianitoon 07 Feb 2012 at 8:23 am

    AJ I love your confident spirit! We have the victory! Amen! Alleluia!

  31. Robynon 07 Feb 2012 at 9:04 am

    Lauralee, what you wrote was so beautiful. I read it outloud to myself slowly, taking it all in. What can I say about the awesomeness of our God that hasn’t been said better by others on this blog- I am in awe and humbled. Thank you!

  32. Danielleon 07 Feb 2012 at 9:11 am

    Family: amidst all of this, I just read an article by Vigilant Citizen who confirmed my suspicions about the Super Bowl half-time show – the entire thing was a dark ritual, full of Illuminati, Freemason and Rosicrucian symbols. It is ALL around us. Really!! So much so that they are hiding in the open with their rituals and symbols.

    We really need to continue praying – really do…

    Maranatha!! Jesus – We Trust in YOU!

  33. Mary-Louiseon 07 Feb 2012 at 9:34 am

    Dear Peli family,

    In addition to collections of prayers and holy articles, don’t forget to get copies of the Catechism of the Catholic Church! It is a great gift to have our teachings so clearly set out. Along with the Bible, it is the most important book.

  34. Danielleon 07 Feb 2012 at 12:04 pm

    OH! Peli and Family – I wish to start teaching my 4 and 2 year old Bible Stories, etc…teaching them Mary, Joseph and other saintly persons. Is there a Book/DVD set that I can purchase to assist us?

    Also: where do I buy Blessed Candles – there’s a St. Michael’s store online but I don’t know whether it is legit. Advice anyone?

  35. Lynnon 07 Feb 2012 at 2:16 pm

    All of you amaze me so much and I know I am so much the richer in having found you here at Peli’s blog. I have consolation and instruction here in the daily carrying of my crosses. It is also of such comfort to be able to be with others who know what it is to carry the cross. Most people I know in my life are unknowing of the reality of carrying crosses in accord with God’s Will. They see hardships as something to eradicate as soon as possible by means of mostly very unhealthy, and in some cases, downright sinful ways.

    If we lose touch with each other through loss of technological means then I will also remember each of you in prayer too. I will treasure all our conversation here and all I’ve learned.

    Aj, yes, we do win! God wins! The Church wins! I do not fear the illumination but look forward to it as I have great hopes for the conversions of many of my loved ones!

  36. Kathyon 07 Feb 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I also want to pledge to keep all of you in my prayers, in spite of anything that may happen. You are all a great support and encouragement! :-)

    This is from the Liturgy of the Hours Midday prayer:

    Saving God, by the resurrection of your Son, you have given light to our eyes, and they shall not sleep in death for ever. Look upon the sufferings of your Church so that our hearts may rejoice in your saving help and sing you songs of PRAISE.
    Sin has increased but grace has far surpassed it (Romans 5:20).

    Let us use some of this grace to take a needed action.

    Cardinal Raymond Burke Encourages Catholics to Sign Online Petition to Stop the Birth Control Mandate: http://stopthebirthcontrolmandate.org

    Then, after signing the petition, let us pray the 3rd prayer from the Prayers of Protection (that Peli has so generously shared with us) against the powers of darkness.

  37. June1on 07 Feb 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Danielle, definitely try the Cukierski Family Apostolate online; they’re wonderful! :)

    I also have a two year-old and don’t really know where to start. He knows the names of Jesus and Mary and does treat our little statues lovingly, but I don’t feel it’s enough. Or are they just a little young, still?

  38. Mary Thereseon 07 Feb 2012 at 4:06 pm

    It is time for discernment and speaking the Truth in the Battle of the Lord–the Lord of Life…

    http://divinemercyillumination.blogspot.com/2012/02/stand-up-for-what-is-right.html

    We need to be obedient to The Lord:

    http://divinemercyillumination.blogspot.com/2012/02/tugging-on-your-heart.html

    The battle rages–”Arm yourself with the rosary and holy oils”:

    http://divinemercyillumination.blogspot.com/2012/01/battle-between-good-and-evil.html

    Bring your worries and your trouble to Jesus:

    http://divinemercyillumination.blogspot.com/2012/01/fear-not-for-your-jesus-is-listening.html

  39. Jameson 07 Feb 2012 at 4:20 pm

    To Peli and family on board…This is only to give testimony to the goodness of God and our mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. I related in an earlier post the tragic loss of my nephew…well its been a liitle over 3 weeks since him burning to death in a fiery crash…needless to speak of the grief of my sister at losing one of her three children. Anyways…my father related to me today that she privately conferred with him that sometime last week her and her husband where at the local gas station getting gas…her husband went to pay for the gas and she set alone in the front seat of the car. She says she closed her eyes and when she opened them the Blessed Mother was standing right in front of her, She says she closed her eyes and opened them again and Mary was still there. Mary did not say a word…she stood there with arms outstretched… smiling. After about 45 seconds she faded away.
    My sister is not particularly religious but is a very grounded and down to earth individual.
    I believe in her testimony.
    Anyways this should be a reminder to us that we don’t always see or know Gods purpose but God will never abandon us even if we dispair…and Mary our mother does indeed love us very much.
    Glory to Gods goodness, mercy, love and justice! I am praying for all of you.
    Peace, James

  40. anneon 07 Feb 2012 at 5:55 pm

    all i can keep saying is, Come Holy Spirit come by the powerful intercession of Mary Your well beloved spouse. and Come Holy Spirit come and renew the face of the earth. Jesus, Mary, Joseph i love you, save souls.
    we have truly arrived at very serious times.

  41. diane wyderon 07 Feb 2012 at 6:22 pm

    hello all, I too have had an urge to make “hard” copies of prayers and spiritual articles for the time when we can not “communicate” and when some things will be “lost”. I too promise to keep all of you/wonderful people and evangelizing sites on the internet in my prayers…..when we all do that, we WILL be communicating and strengthening one another as we are today and all this in the name of Jesus Christ Our Savior and His Holy Mother who guides us….thank you for this web site….Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us!

  42. Bob St. Jameson 07 Feb 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I just wanted to thank all of you who posted these wonderfull comments. May God bless all of you. Amen.

  43. Mickon 07 Feb 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Danielle,

    Ignatius Press has recently started carrying a new series of children’s books that originated in France. It’s the Magnificat Series, and it’s excellent. There are several sturdy board books in the series, as well as paper-page books for older kids. Here’s a link: http://www.ignatius.com/Products/CategoryCenter/2115/MagnificatChildrensBooks.aspx. Unfortunately, these books can’t be sold outside the US or Canada (I’m not sure where you live, but I’ve somehow gotten the impression that you live outside of those two countries). But if you like the books, perhaps somebody you know in the States or Canada would be willing to get them for you and them ship them to you. I’d be willing to do so, myself. (smile)

    When I started teaching my young children the Bible and saints’ stories, I found that some of the best books for us were the St. Joseph Picture Books, published by the Catholic Book Publishing Company. Even though these books are written for kids in the 5 – 9-year-old range, I started thumbing through the color pictures and discussing the topics with our kids when they were in the 2 – 3-year-old range. There are now several dozen books in the series, but the original books were written by Fr. Lawrence Lovasik, SVD. There is a hardcover Picture Bible, a hardcover Picture Book of Saints, and many 32-page, full-color books on various topics (among my favorite books are The Ten Commandments, The Angels, God Love Us All, The Holy Rosary, Mary My Mother, Good St. Joseph, The Seven Sacraments, The Miracles of Jesus, and The Parables of Jesus). These 32-page books are only $1.50 – $2.00 apiece–a real bargain. The earlier books have wonderful artwork. The later books in the series have some rather 1970s-looking artwork, but good text. After Fr. Lovasik died, a Franciscan named Fr. Jude Winkler started writing books for the series. Many of the books duplicate the subject matter of the Fr. Lovasik books, but I prefer the earlier ones myself. Catholic Book Publishing Company has a nice website (I tried to insert the link here, but my computer is acting up). They also publish a board-book series for toddlers.

    Once your kids are able to read, the Daughters of St. Paul publish two very good book series. One is aimed at kids in the first and second grades, and the second (the Encounter the Saints series) is aimed at kids in grades 3 – 6. Also, Ignatius Press is republishing the old Vision Book series from the 1950s. Each book is about a canonized saint or other holy person. So far, they’ve republished 20+ of the 76 original titles. These books are geared to the 9 – 12-year-old range, but I enjoy reading them (in fact, after I converted to the Catholic faith 17 years ago, I learned a great deal about the lives of the saints from reading books in this series). One can often find inexpensive hardback originals of these books on abebooks.com for a few dollars apiece. The reprints are paperback.

    I hope this helps (and I hope it wasn’t too long!)

  44. Jeanon 07 Feb 2012 at 7:13 pm

    To all, I just received a sobering note from a very reliable source who said to start storing food and preparing for a difficult period. I cannot reveal more, but I wouldn’t pass this along if I didn’ thing the source was worthy of belief. I know we’ve all talked about not hoarding food and I think someone just mentioned it above. But there is a difference between preparations and hoarding. Make reasonable preparations and share if the situation presents itself.

  45. June1on 07 Feb 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Family, diane wyder’s comment about hard copies of prayers just made me think of something. I’ve been wanting to compile a list of both spiritual and supplementary books (e.g., the diary of St. Faustina, “Unplanned” by Abby Johnson).

    What are must-read books in your opinion?

  46. Jeanon 07 Feb 2012 at 8:25 pm

    James, your story about your sister brought tears to my eyes. What an extraordinary thing it is that Mary did this for your sister. When Mary comes, She always brings peace & grace with Her so I feel great awe and gratitude to our Mother in heaven for having done this for your sister.

    In my last comment, I mentioned some disturbing news I just received, which I don’t mind saying caused great trembling in me. I prayed to Mary, and then read your comment. Mary will accompany us through all. Remember the men who survived the nuclear blast in Japan…they were living the message of Fatima. I found this story about it on Google

    http://www.pdtsigns.com/hirosh.html

  47. LauraLeeon 07 Feb 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Peli – It was such a relief and joy to me when I stumbled upon this blog. I am deeply grateful to God for bringing us all together … I pray more souls find you :) I receive so much from everyone here.

    June1 – The Good Lord cradles you, and those you love, in His arms. He gathers us all to His Sacred Heart. We are His children and He loves us beyond what we are able to understand.
    In regard to your 2 year old … talk to his Guardian Angel; ask for help and guidance. Mick’s suggestion is great … books geared to a 2 yr old. Children love when you read to them. I offer this prayer:
    A Mother’s Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children
    I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friend of my child! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show her. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for her, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge her indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over her. Provide for all her needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company. Amen.
    Be at peace sweet sister.

    Kathy AE – “Mother’s little reminders” … you made me laugh out loud :D My daughter says I just can’t help myself. I love your idea of sending out your Guardian Angel at night to the soul at most risk … wonderful!

    Mimi – Jack is in my prayers, as is his family and friends.

    Joni – what a wonderful thing you have done in creating “Mothers Prayers” group. It is an excellent idea. I also love the prayer you added at the end of your post.

    Aj – my hubby reminded me of the same thing last night … “we win” Praise Jesus!

    Robyn – I am grateful and humbled that you found comfort. All honor and glory to God – Father, Son, & Holy Spirit!!! God bless you.

    Danielle – If you have the candles from your children’s baptisms, I believe you can use those for the three days of darkness … they are blessed.

    James – beautiful story of mercy and love. thank you for sharing this.

    May God continue to bless and protect us.

    Jean – you are right, preparation is important. Wise advice sister

  48. carmelon 07 Feb 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Dear Peli and family, regarding the Divine Mercy Novena, every day for the past couple of years I have been drawn to recite, in addition to the chaplet, the prayer for lukewarm souls (9th day of novena). Also in my Divine Mercy prayer book there are a couple of other prayers that I use on a daily basis – the prayer for priests (I think this prayer is for the sanctification of those already ordained as well as a request for more men to enter the priesthood) and the prayer for one’s country. The latter prayer, given to St Faustina for her country, asks Our Lord to consider the tears of little children and the hunger and cold they suffer; I insert “spiritual” in front of hunger and cold since this seems to me the great need in our present-day western society.

    Many thanks to all here for your wonderful insights. I don’t have a great deal of time to write these days but please be assured that you are all in my prayers. It is a great comfort to have you confirm what I have been experiencing, i.e. that there is indeed an intensification of distractions, attacks etc etc. Knowing this is what is happening helps one to maintain focus on where it should be – on heaven. In my recent experience, too, our Blessed Mother is only waiting to be invited to help us keep focussed.

  49. memon 07 Feb 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Mary Therese for the divine mercy illumination sight. These messages are all so similar to so many going on throughout the world right now. No doubt this is God’s great time of mercy showered on mankind and it is very, very important that we all live in absolute truth and obedience to truth.
    May God bless and protect all of our families and may we all be given the graces to act in God’s Divine Will. Blessings to all.

  50. Lucyon 08 Feb 2012 at 7:39 am

    “The age of sin… and idle talk.”
    Here is a link to words that are not in the least idle talk . It is the talk of the prelate of Mexico , Archbishop Carrera, back in 1996, with a pastoral warning on the New Age. It is really essential, urgent, for all Catholics to have a clear sense of what this “movement” is all about, its vocabulary and particular pseudo-spiritual, gnostic language. Maybe you will feel called to send it to your priests ? A true Call to Vigilance ….http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/ACALL.HTM
    It is 10 pages printed, and is another way to make the point other than using the Vatican Document on New Age, Jesus Christ Bearer of the Waters of Life . The New Age is not “just” a movement. I believe that it is the actual “backbone” of the entire spirituality of the antichrist, who will appear to be a highly spiritual leader, since satan is in fact pure spirit and pure intellectual being, as are all angels. Another essential item therefore in our “Survival Supplies” for the New Evangelisation might in fact be the Jesus Christ Bearer of the Waters of Life document, because we will need to help our brothers and sisters see , hear and understand what is wrong with the False Universal Church when it rises up clearly. Another place you can “see” this church already is at: http://www.uri.org, which is the United Nations United Religions Initiative. I believe that this is the precurser to the church of the antichrist…..who will very seductively, with subtle twisting of language and intent, draw “even the faithful” into deceptive lies of spiritual truths. Without the Mercy of God and the Unity of the Holy Spirit, we could not stand.
    Praise be Jesus Christ, the Way , the Truth and the Life !!!!

  51. June1on 08 Feb 2012 at 9:42 am

    I think I’m in the process of losing yet another friend because of my beliefs and pro-life stance. I know it might be better because, as a few of you have said, the Lord is weeding out all distractions and unnecessary worldly influences. It’s still difficult, though, and kind of scary because it’s starting to sink in that, in the end, I really may have no one but Christ. I know He’s all we need, but living in the world while removing yourself from it is… well, it’s something else. Please pray for me, guys! And everyone else struggling with these types of situations, as well. I’m sitting here, trembling from the stress of it all. :( My blood has run cold because of an e-mail my friend sent me.

    Lord, sustain me. Sit in my heart and keep it from collapsing, please!

  52. Robynon 08 Feb 2012 at 10:02 am

    To our brother James, Our heavenly Mother is so watchful for the needs of her children. I was also thinking what better person to appear to your sister than She who knows what it is like to lose a beloved son. The blessed Mother is comforting your sister because she know exactly what your sister is feeling, having been there herself. You and your family remain in my prayers.

  53. Jeanon 08 Feb 2012 at 11:47 am

    June1, my heart goes out to you. There is nothing worse than the feeling of being entirely alone on your journey in this life. But remember that you do have all of us here in Pelianito’s little community and many more out there suffering the same, though we do not know their names. I too feel many supports getting pulled out from under me and feeling more isolated and vulnerable by the day. But we are not alone. Christ is right there beside us all along the way, as you already know. Once long ago when I was feeling especially alone in this way, I prayed to God to send me one companion…and He did. She’s been a good friend and we were especially close during the worst times for me. Our roads are taking different directions now, but there is no doubt she was an answer to my prayer. Also, I come from a large Catholic family, and even though most have remained Catholic, I only have a rapport on the topic of our faith with 2 of them. This is how difficult it is for families today to stay united, that even there are such divisions even in this large family. I think it is very common and many suffering the same. Hang in there and stay with us.

  54. juleson 08 Feb 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Dear june i hear ur pain, i too have lost friends who think i am too’holy’. all I know jesus told us to be perfect as our heavenly father is perfect, in trying to be our best it sometimes upsets others. jesus takes people from our lives and introduces new pepole to us ,lets give all to him our hurts and pain ,trusting him to keep us strong for the faith in all our trials.God bless jules

  55. Mimion 08 Feb 2012 at 1:35 pm

    http://www.padrepiodevotions.org/2011october.asp

    Dear Kathy AE, LauraLee and all,
    I don’t know much about angels and what our guardian angels can and cannot do but I wanted to bring this to your attention.
    In the above article about Padre Pio and the Angels, Padre Pio is quoted as saying, “A person can only be assisted by his own angel, not another’s.”
    It is a facinating article that I highly recommend.
    May our guardian angels intercede for all our needs and protect and guide us in these days and the more difficult times to come.

  56. Danielleon 08 Feb 2012 at 4:44 pm

    My goodness, Mick…thank you, thank you, thank you!! It was such helpful and extensive advice, and I have looked at the website (I confess, I did it right there on my BlackBerry after I read your note!). I am definitely going to invest in some reading and viewing material for my children.

    I mean I don’t mind the Discovery Kids and Sprout for my kids, but I certainly think it is about time that they get exposed to some religious entertainment that they can relate to.

  57. Lynnon 08 Feb 2012 at 5:30 pm

    So much to contemplate here today. I know from firsthand experience what it is to be left behind and mocked because of the faith you try to live. I was left by the closest of friends , my husband, because he grew to believe that he had every right “to be a man” and look at pornography and keep company with other women. We had been very close and loving before the pornography took hold of his mind, heart and soul. We had practiced the faith together and were leading our 4 children in it. He now mocks our catholic faith as being a cult and me as being a controlling, brain-washed catholic because I had to tell him I could not tolerate that lifestyle any longer, most especially with our children in sight. But with God’s help I have not allowed myself to be shamed out of the one, true faith.

    But I don’t often or much argue with him or even defend (with words) the laws of God or the Church. It would only add fuel to a very unholy fire. I just live the faith God has given me. I pray for everyone God puts in my life – and love them as best I can thru respect, consideration, help, kindness. I don’t talk religion unless someone wants to ( which surprisingly turns out to be somewhat often). I feel we cannot isolate ourselves regardless of feeling set apart. Jesus needs us out and about with our families and co-workers and friends and neighbors!! We are His and Mary’s ambassadors! We can be an attractive witness for Him without following the world too much if we pray, pray, pray.

    Also, there is a tremendously encouraging article today at SpiritDaily today about peace of heart. It was a gem and the book sounds good too.

    MT, thank you for the links to the divinemercyillumination links- looks like good night prayer material for tonight.

  58. anneon 08 Feb 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I can certainly relate to losing people!
    Yesterday i thought i must reconsecrate my family to Our Lady. I have done so often for years but sensed it must be done prayerfully again, so i did.
    In the night i realized that the world is about to fall apart. it is not clinging to Christ but left Him out, so it is hanging on by threads……the little ones and their prayers, and the Mercy of God.
    Events will happen quickly that will collapse the world as we know it and if we are not solidly one with Jesus we too will fall apart.
    So gather all in now. Only God knows when and how but He is warning us to be totally intimate with Him NOW. Trusting, surrendered, obedient to HIM.

  59. pelianitoon 08 Feb 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Anne you comment “the world is about to fall apart. it is not clinging to Christ but left Him out, so it is hanging on by threads” reminded me of the many teachings I received on Colossians 1: 15-20. (Page on the left sidebar.)

    Vs. 17 says: “In Him all things hold together.” Could it be more clear? Jesus we trust in you.

  60. margoon 08 Feb 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I, too, feel a hastening of events. A family situation has gotten worse, causing great divisions among a formerly “happy”clan. The enemy is afoot and we must stay strong with the graces poured out in the sacraments. I have been helped by Consecrating myself to the Blessed Mother through the St.Louis Marie de Montfort Consecration suggested by a fellow reader of this website. Thank you for sharing your insights and thoughts on the times we are all living in. I am so encouraged by your words. Thanks Peli !! And the wonderful family God has given us on this blog !

  61. anneon 09 Feb 2012 at 12:36 am

    Pel thanks for drawing our attention to Col 1:15-20. Thank you from me especially as i had such a sense of the falling apart of everything last night. Each individual needs to be focussed on Christ. Each country, the whole globe. I realized that He is like a glue that keeps all together and without Him we become fragmented and fall apart.
    I now realize how the other one does all to foster doubts, fears and tries to take us from the CENTRE.
    Sadly, compromise is one huge result. We are truly being purified to be WHOLE, on Target so to speak. no compromise.
    as i said before, only God knows details etc but i do believe He is warning us,purifiying us and the process is huge and painful. Not focused on self, idols or whatever…….only on Christ.
    We have been given more time than probably was meant……that is MERCY.

  62. Edithon 09 Feb 2012 at 2:00 am

    Dear Lynn, I very much feel for your family situation, and pray that Our Merciful Lord may bless and guide you dear sister! Can I recommend that you pass on to your husband the powerful testimony of Dr. Gloria Polo, who was struck by lightning and experienced God’s judgement! Whilst in a coma, she saw her devoted Catholic mother in the Peace of God in Heaven, whilst her non-practicing Catholic father was in lowest purgatory, because of his disobedience to God’s Commandments, and because of the evil influences he had allowed to enter the family home. Your situation seems similar – in the end her father was saved by the prayers of the Rosary faithfully said by his wife for his salvation… A couple of links (including a youtube link) are at:
    http://testimony-polo.blogspot.com.au/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smKKCZLiCi0

  63. LauraLeeon 09 Feb 2012 at 2:13 am

    Dearest Mimi, I read that article and it is wonderful. It is a great web site. In regard to the quote from Padre Pio “A person can only be assisted by his own angel, not another’s.” It is true I cannot assign, lend, or give my Guardian Angel to another. I do not have that authority; nor would I want to … I love my holy angel :) I apologize if I was not clear about that.

    In a previous post I stated: “I will send out my Guardian Angel and we will all bolster each other in the faith and in our trust in God.” Let me see if I can clarify my statement. The name angel comes from the Greek ‘Angelus’ which means messenger. St. Augustine says: “‘Angel’ is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’; if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’: from what they are, ‘spirit,’ from what they do, ‘angel.’”

    I refer to this particular sentence in the same article you referred to: “At times, Padre Pio’s guardian angel acted as his secretary as well as his heavenly “postman” carrying messages to his spiritual children.” Also, Guardian Angels of other people frequently visited Padre Pio bringing him messages. So we can use our Guardian Angels to carry messages, and certainly our holy angels carry our prayers to God and bring His messages to us.

    We can also offer prayers, as Padre Pio did, “May your good guardian angel always watch over you; may he be your guide on the rugged path of life. May he always keep you in the grace of Jesus and sustain you with his hands so that you may not stumble on a stone. May he protect you under his wings from all the snares of the world, the devil and the flesh.” I love that prayer :)

    I also learned from Padre Pio that I can ask my holy angel to confer with the holy angel of another. I will give you an example: If in my home, we experience stress and division between one another, I pray to my holy angel to please talk to the holy angel of the person I am having difficulty with … to help us work it all out. I find that our holy angels are a huge help in this area.

    In that same article you referred to, Pope Benedict XVI stated, “In the face of the challenges of our times and the tribulations which every individual experiences in his life, it is salutary to recall the powerful help and solicitous guidance of the holy angels who work together for the benefit of us all.” So our holy angels do work together, in cooperation with one another, for our benefit.

    When I send out my Guardian Angel, I do not ask him to abandon me. I give him messages and/or prayers of love, comfort, strength or whatever is needed by another. I ask him to give it to that person’s own Guardian Angel. I do it that way because the other person’s holy angel knows best how to administer them and in the most beneficial manner for that soul.

    I speak with my Holy Angel as I would speak with a cherished friend. I thank him and bless him. I praise God for making him so glorious, powerful and beautiful. I thank him for being one of the two thirds of angels who stood with Michael the Archangel. (Revelation 12:4 and his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.) All of our Guardian Angels fought in the battle and vanquished those who were disobedient to God Almighty. So they are mighty indeed.

    I hope this clarifies and helps. Again I sincerely apologize if I mislead, or was not clear.

    with love and blessings,
    LauraLee :)

  64. Noelon 09 Feb 2012 at 2:38 am

    It’s been more than 15 years since I noticed the first breaks in relationships with people who were Christians but didn’t agree with Holy Scripture’s teaching on some core issues. The first close friend I lost told me plainly she didn’t like it when I made comments about homosexuality being wrong. Over the next years (involving a divorce and re-marriage for her, her 3rd) we grew further and further apart, essentially because her criteria for making moral decisions was out of her feelings for herself and others, and mine was out of Scripture and then adjusting how I might personally feel about the issue. We each found churches to support our view and living out that view took us to different poles. That experience is now a national experience in our country as those who reason from a base of facts clash with those whose trump card is that if someone’s feelings are hurt by your opinion you’re in the wrong no matter what the issue, and that one should never, never judge, even by legitimate discernment or observation of what happens when a particular thing is believed.

    Since then our family has become split down the middle, with two siblings deeply into other religions that have no real moral foundation. Now they are unable to talk with the Christian half about anything. If theirs can’t be the only voice on certain matters, without any challenge whatsoever, then there’s nothing to talk about.

    Jesus told us that He didn’t come to bring ‘peace, but a sword’ and to turn family members against each other as families would be divided about Him. I wish this truth from our Lord wasn’t as quick to become real as it is!

    At this point in my life, my friends now are people who have an orthodox Christian world view, meaning that we believe what Holy Scripture and the Church have said. These people are the Body of Christ to me. From that security I can reach out to others, but this is evangelism and the subject of prayer. I don’t expect any longer to have fellowship with people who have gone another path.

    June1, I encourage you to find people with whom you can share that foundation. It’s very painful to lose old friends, but Jesus also told us that when it cost us ‘mothers, sisters and brothers’ to follow Him, we would have those losses returned to us in the form of other people. I now have friends who are closer than the sisters and brothers (and even parents) I ‘lost’ when I began to truly follow Christ.

    I don’t think this is going to get better – as apostasy grows and the cost of following Jesus increases, I think we will find ourselves more and more in a shrinking demographic. I hope and pray that from that nugget the word will take hold and there will be a return to Christ and His Church, but at the moment I see little sign of it.

    Instead, there is more reason in my own life, at least, for others to see us Christians as scapegoats and people the rest of the world can live without. When one is on the path of sin, the last thing a person wants to hear is how wrong it is, or even to be confronted by lives that show without words this wrongness.

    I believe, also, that the Church is due for some shrinkage as it becomes more expensive for people to be seen as Christians who believe fixed doctrine. Some people can’t bear the pain of losing friends and family, so they either become silent or give in to the argument that if your beliefs ‘hurt’ someone else, they’re wrong. It cuts right to the bone.

  65. Danielleon 09 Feb 2012 at 8:33 am

    It’s hard to come to terms with that…that your loved ones may be left behind, as it were, so we really have to continue praying for the Illumination to happen quickly so that (hopefully) they will accept Christ as The One. You can’t force-feed someone when it comes to Faith. Continue loving them, be kind and patient and pray. That’s the most we can do. I think those who have Faith in such a world as ours today are a fortunate ‘few’.

  66. pelianitoon 09 Feb 2012 at 8:37 am

    Gloria Polo has a powerful testimony Edith. Of course everything in God’s timing. If people are not open to hearing it, it may push them further away. Discern always!

  67. pelianitoon 09 Feb 2012 at 8:42 am

    Danielle, we must NOT lose hope for our loved ones. As I have said before, God has given your loved ones the gift of YOUR faith. You are in their lives for a reason. That is why we all feel so isolated–because we have been given a territory of souls to pray for. I wrote an article on this for our BSP newsletter. You can read it here.

  68. Lukeon 09 Feb 2012 at 10:53 am

    great article Peli. very inspired…and inspiring.

    each time I brought up a faith matter to my wife or anyone, it ended up as an argument or I got labeled crazy. Now I pray hard, but in silence. Im not a good preacher, so I dont do it anymore. I offer it back to God and tell Him that if He wants them converted, He will have to do it.

  69. Siobhanon 09 Feb 2012 at 11:32 am

    To Peli & family – I too know the pain of standing alone in my faith within my family. I’ve also lost friends as well. I think this is why Our Lord directed me to join the Carmelite Order as a Lay Person so I could be among my “brothers and sisters” in the spirit. The same in joining this ”family”. I believe He is leading us into communities to stand with each other, to strengthen and fortify each other because collectively we do the most good. We can’t be a single light in the darkness. He also has us where we are in the world for a reason – we are the intercessors and conduits of grace for our families and our countries and mustn’t ever give up hope no matter how bleak things may look. Like AJ said, we already know the victory is ultimately ours.

  70. pelianitoon 09 Feb 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Siobhan, your comment about our collective good reminded me of this that I posted in the comments just over a year ago. I think if we make the intention to pray the rosary “in communion” with each other and in the Divine Will, we will be multiplying the effects in an amazing way.

    Dear friends, I knew I had read somewhere of the incredible benefits of praying the rosary with others. I have found it again from the booklet The Admirable Secret of the Rosary by our wonderful St. Louis-Marie de Montfort. Here is the passage I was thinking of under the “Forty-sixth Rose”:

    132 This way of praying is of the greatest benefit to us:
    1 because our minds are usually more alert during public
    prayer than when we pray alone;
    2 when we pray in common, the prayer of each one belongs
    to the whole group and make all together but one prayer,
    so that if one person is not praying well, someone else in the
    same gathering who is praying better makes up for his deficiency.
    In the same way, those who are strong uphold the weak, those who
    are fervent inspire the lukewarm, the rich enrich the poor, the
    bad are merged with the good. How can a measure of cockle be
    sold? This can be done very easily by mixing it with four or five
    bushels of good wheat.
    3 One who says his Rosary alone only gains the merit of
    one Rosary; but if he says it with thirty other people he gains
    the merit of thirty Rosaries. This is the law of public prayer.
    How profitable, how advantageous this is!

  71. Lynnon 09 Feb 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you Edith for the link to those testimonies by Dr. Polo ! It was very powerful. It gave me great hope in the rosary for my son as well as the kids dad. I have my adoration time with Jesus this evening and I will pray to the Holy Spirit as to whether it would be wise to send this to my former husband or not.
    God bless you Edith, and all here. I will be praying tonight for all here and your territories. We are the few, yes, isolated at times, but so blessed and loved. We will one day realize how fortunate we are as Lauralee stated.

  72. June1on 09 Feb 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Everyone, thank you so much for your kindness and understanding. You make me feel so much less alone and also stronger. I’ll be praying for all of us to never lose faith, keep strong however we can and cleave to Christ.

    I agree with the power of prayer together. At my university’s chaplaincy, we used to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet together at 3:00 in the afternoon. Actually, we used to sing it. And we would sing O Salutaris Hostia at Sunday adoration together. It was so powerful, I can’t put it into words. Just thinking about it makes me want to run into the other room and sob.

    How can we pray together here, Peli? Do we just tell the Lord as we start the rosary that we want to unite our intentions with those of everyone here?

  73. pelianitoon 09 Feb 2012 at 5:57 pm

    June1, in the Divine Will all things are possible. I think stating that intention at the beginning of your rosary according to the Will of God is all we need to do. God does everything anyway. We just have to say yes!

  74. Siobhanon 09 Feb 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Peli – one of the aims of the evil one is to isolate us, or make us feel isolated. Very few people are called to be hermits. Everyone should ask the Lord to lead them to some Catholic community so they can participate and share in everyone’s prayers, sacrifices and offerings. I’m very fortunate that a 3rd Order Chapter exists in my Parish. Sadly, one of the founders of this chapter would eventually leave. She divorced her husband, lived with a man for a time and has now married him. She needs our prayers and is proof that any one of us, no matter how dedicated we think we are, can fall.

    Regarding recent prophecies – I’ve been reading Locutions to the World and #164 intrigues me. That is “The Coming Supreme Court Decision” which is going to help make this year’s elections in the USA more truthful and fair. Or in Our Lady’s allegedly words “Level the playing field”. Time will tell if this comes about. I hope to God that it does, and it will also indicate, at least to my mind, whether or not these “prophecies” are legitimate.

  75. Mimion 09 Feb 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Dear LauraLee,
    Thanks so much for your message and clarification about your understanding of the role of our holy guardian angels. No need to apologize! I especially like your example of enlisting our guardian angel’s help when there is a conflict at home. I just love that idea! We have our conflicts that unfortunately get quite heated sometimes with 3 teenage boys… I also will try to commit to memory that beautiful prayer you quoted. Peace to you and yours!

  76. Mary Thereseon 09 Feb 2012 at 10:36 pm

    A must-read! We must focus on Jesus and hope!

    http://spiritdaily.com/demonicdreams.htm

    The last message is very special also (the others this month were already mentioned):

    http://www.petalsfromheaven.com/archived/2012/02.2012.pdf

  77. Kathy AEon 09 Feb 2012 at 11:17 pm

    On Spirit Daily today, as we often find, is a confirmation about our territories of souls and those we pray for. http://spiritdaily.com/demonicdreams.htm
    Two dreams are recounted by a reader; it is the second dream which touched me so much. The speaker is in a barren field with her sister, and a tornado is coming. Christ, the Sacred Heart with his heart on fire, accompanied by two beautiful angels, comes to her; and He bids her to take His hands. All the while she is talking to Him, the tornado is raging. Suddenly, she remembers her sister and asks Christ about her. When He tells her to look over her shoulder, she sees her sister holding on to her clothing, her feet lifted off the ground by the wind. Her own feet are lifted from the ground by the storm as well. But all is well as long as she holds on to Jesus.
    Then Jesus tells her to turn around again and she sees many other people clinging together to her, their feet lifted from the ground. Jesus says, “Hold on tight because if you let go, these others will be swept away too; but with me you are safe even in the very eye of the storm.”
    Doesn’t this dream remind you of the steam locomotive and train? If we stop praying, many people in our territory may be lost.
    What a wonderful confirmation of our dialog. What a comforting confirmation of our prayer.

  78. June1on 10 Feb 2012 at 5:35 am

    Family! What peace and confirmation that we’re on the right track when we hold onto Christ! Read the second dream: http://spiritdaily.com/demonicdreams.htm

    This line floored me and made me think of all of you, as well as my situation I have described for you: “The message was clearly hold on tight and don’t let go that other souls depend on our faithfulness too!”

  79. pelianitoon 10 Feb 2012 at 8:14 am

    Wow! Thank you Jesus for your words of boundless comfort and confirmation!!! Alleluia! Jesus we trust in you and we CLING to you!

  80. Kathyon 10 Feb 2012 at 10:04 am

    My first reaction was also WOW!

    MT and Kathy AE, thank you so much for sharing these things. I also find that I have begun to ask Pope John Paul II for his intercession regarding certain people, etc.

    VERY, very interesting (sometimes the only thing I can say when God amazes me yet AGAIN!)!!!

    :-)

  81. Mary Thereseon 10 Feb 2012 at 10:39 am

    I have always had a wonderful love of and ability for puzzles. What you see when I post is what is given to me because the “pieces fit”. When I became Baptized in the Spirit 30 years ago, I was on my own, receiving this Gift through my daily personal prayer to the Sacred Heart. I was immediately attached, after this experience, to Our Lady–I did not seek this–it was the result of my devotion to the Sacred Heart.

    The Catholic Charismatic Movement, Medjugorje, and the MMP–Marian Movement of Priests were all young. As I went through the years, I developed friends in some aspects that were spiritual, but not to the level of those here. And that, as you all know is desperately needed because we are so very alone otherwise…

    Over the years, I had many “pieces to the puzzle”; but so many pieces were missing in order to put a clear picture of the end of the era and the responsibilty that was mine for this period of change… I was always frustrated, because to one who likes to complete puzzles, it is terrible not to have all of the pieces! It was almost like there were just fragments of multiple puzzles, to my way of thinking.

    But when I read the messages from this site, everything goes together perfectly–all I’ve gathered throughout the years from all different areas. There are no conflicts with any saints that I have read, approved apparitions, Medjugorje, MMP. After I finished reading all of the messages, I told a friend in Christ that every known and unknown question–puzzle piece–that I had was answered. The puzzle is complete in my mind…

    And so the first message is the prophecy of what has already occurred–Our Lady gave it months before it occurred.

    We are needed to help Our Lady with her battle, and so I have given some of the thoughts She has given to lead America along in this present and immediate time period. She is counting on us to not question her, but to be her helpers. Again, heaven could not be shouting any louder when you have someone of Msgr. Esseff’s history; and his present website proclaims louldy his holiness.

    http://www.locutions.org/2011/09/the-coming-election/

    http://www.locutions.org/2011/07/leaders-for-a-new-america/

    http://www.locutions.org/2011/08/electing-a-president/

    http://www.locutions.org/2011/08/the-coming-elections/

    http://www.locutions.org/2011/09/people-in-the-political-field/

    http://www.locutions.org/2011/09/when-the-woman-spoke-to-george-washington/

    http://www.ushistory.org/ValleyForge/washington/vision.html

  82. June1on 10 Feb 2012 at 11:08 am

    Ha ha ha! I guess we all had the same inspiration with that Spirit Daily article! That’s a great thing.

  83. Lukeon 10 Feb 2012 at 1:29 pm

    This is very scary, but needs to be mentioned:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/10/plot-kill-pope-italian-media

  84. LauraLeeon 10 Feb 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you MT and Kathy AE! I am so grateful that we are able to be here and share all of these stories. Those dreams are amazing and I too said ‘wow’ when I read them. Thank you Jesus! Praise Jesus!!!

  85. jonion 10 Feb 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Reading about those dreams reminded me of a dream/vision I had some months ago. I had a very vivid scene flash into my mind , I think I was half awake, half asleep but it was so vivid that I can still recall it without any difficulty at all, unlike a dream I had last night that is now just a very blurred memory.

    I was dangling over a cliff face being saved from falling by Jesus who was lying flat on his stomach on top of the cliffs edge. He was wearing a tunic and the sleeve was rolled up showing his arm. He was holding me with one hand gripping my forearm, stopping me from falling, but whilst he was doing this, his head was thrown back and he was laughing and looking completely joyous and happy as though he was saying ” Don’t worry , I’ve got you and there is nothing to be fearful of!” . I am positive it was not a normal dream because that is all it consisted of, short but very vivid. I remember as well a close up of his arm and the strength of it , it seemed no effort for him to stop me falling. I have never forgotten it and found it very consoling :)

  86. June1on 10 Feb 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Wow, the Lord is working overtime. I just had to unsubscribe from a few once-loved websites, but not before sending them a polite and kind–that was my intention, at least–e-mail informing them why. Sites like Buzzfeed and The Daily What have shown their true colours in the past few weeks. They are very much pro-Obama, pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality and are even getting a little aggressive about it. A particular article today about something disgusting a female Oklahoma senator suggested (abortion-related) pushed me over the edge. I’m saddened because I was in the loop with internet memes and such, but my soul was not at peace. Same with Starbucks. I’ve decided to boycott them because they recently came out (no pun intended) with their support of same-sex marriage.

    I let these sites know that I do wish them the best and I will absolutely keep them in my prayers. That’s the part where God was working in my head, letting words of love flow out from my fingers onto the keyboard, and not the words I really wanted to say. Praise God! Jesus is the King and is steering us, the lowly and undeserving, away from evils and distractions! :)

  87. pelianitoon 10 Feb 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks MT. Those are strong words for America. However, I want to remind people what Msgr. Esseff says on the blog:

    Concerning Private Revelations: These are private revelations and there is no need to believe them. If these revelations help your faith, then receive them. If not, you can set them aside. We are called to believe only public revelations.

    These are wise words. Let no one feel obliged to follow any private messenger. God alone suffices.

  88. anneon 10 Feb 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Pel, your comment on God alone suffices, reminds me of a thought that i had the other day. We must become so close to Jesus that we are able to hear His voice. In these times of darkness and getting darker, we have to ask Our Lady to help us hear HIS voice. The Lord has been generous by giving us certain people who are sharing what they hear but also each individual must HEAR by prayer etc.
    a friend who leads a MMP cenacle prays fervently before choosing readings and was given FEB 10th 1978 the other day. Through Consecration to OUr Lady we are able to see what Jesus wants us to see. We need to spend much time getting to know HIS voice and i know Mark Mallett wrote about this several years ago.
    Come Holy Spirit Come and renew the face of the earth.
    Mallett is writing much on Charismatic Movement and in his first paragraph of no 4 he talks of being fully , FULLY, Catholic. worth reading.
    may the Lord be generous in His Grace to us all today.

  89. anneon 10 Feb 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Please go to http://www.realcatholictv.com and look at Nigerian Martyrs. Dear Lord, please have Mercy on all involved. Come Holy Spirit Come and renew the face of the earth. Come Lord Jesus, Come.

  90. Jeanon 10 Feb 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I’m very heartbroken to tell you all that my daughter had a miscarriage. She had asked me to pray on Wednesday night because something was not right and I went to Adoration and was also calling out to Padre Pio for his intercession for her. But, yesterday the doctor told her the baby had died last week. At the hospital (this afternoon) while in the waiting room after she had a D&C, I was upset because the doctor referred to it as ’tissue’. I was thinking for some reason it was a girl and was deeply disturbed by his dehumanizing description of this child. A short while later, I was looking at Spirit Daily from my phone there, and came across the article below. Not only did it refer to Padre Pio (whose intercession I had asked), but the article had a story in it about a woman who miscarried a girl. Just below that was another story about two angels in trucks helping a stranded motorist. In the story, the trucks had seemed to vanish. If you recall, I just had that experience a few weeks ago in a snowstorm on my way to Indiana with my daughter. A truck got in front of us which helped us find the road, and then seemed to vanish.

    Also, my son-in-law is extremely hostile to Catholic teaching, and although polite to me, he challenges everything I say, even if it only remotely reflects my faith (he was baptized Catholic). So he was challenging everything today as I sat with him, including the humanity of the unborn child; I was deeply disturbed and closed my eyes as I said a Divine Mercy Chaplet, thinking that despite the fact I love him as my son-in-law, he was really difficult to be around for those few hours, much less being married to him. When I opened my eyes, there in front of me was a woman walking past us carrying a big huge Cross! It was like Jesus saying, ‘Carry this Cross for Me!’. The Cross was about 2 1/2 feet in length and she walked right past us, around our chairs and behind us the other way; she must have bought it at the gift shop and was looking for someone in the waiting room. IThe image of this woman carrying that big cross was amazing; in these things how Christ came to meet me in this terrible moment. Please pray for my daughter, she is devastated and unfortunately angry at God since she was praying every day for that child.

  91. Jeanon 10 Feb 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Sorry, here is the article

    http://www.spiritdaily.com/deceaseddreamsfolo2.htm

  92. pelianitoon 10 Feb 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Jean I am so sorry for your loss. May God work a miracle of faith for your family as you carry this cross. (Quite amazing about the cross! Wow!)

  93. LauraLeeon 10 Feb 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Jean, my heart breaks with you. I am familiar with this loss and this pain. I am truly sorry for all the sorrow you and your loved ones are experiencing. I will hold you and your family in prayer. May God bless and protect you, may our Holy Mother cover you in her mantle, and may Jesus Christ tuck you deep within His Sacred Heart. May the Peace of Christ be with you, sweet sister

  94. Nancyon 10 Feb 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Jean, my heart goes out to you and your daughter. The sadness seems overwhelming, even unbearable. I have been through it three times and what got me through it all was that I will meet them and spend eternity getting to know them–a sad but joyful anticipation. You both are in my prayers and so is your son-in-law, for he is in pain also.

  95. Beckyon 11 Feb 2012 at 12:03 am

    I’m so sorry, Jean! I remember when I had my miscarriage and hiw hard it was. I feel your daughter’s pain. I will keep you all in my prayers! May God bless you and yours in a special way!

  96. Kathy AEon 11 Feb 2012 at 12:16 am

    I just put together some links to help families to prepare for Lent. You might find the page helpful: http://stpaulbr.webs.com/apps/blog/

  97. anneon 11 Feb 2012 at 8:26 am

    Jean i am so sorry. Trust, trust, trust.
    i remember sometime ago reading in Divine Will that when the number of Acts have been done in the D. W. that are required to fill up the void, then events will happen.
    So perhaps that is what the Lord means about Time being set, time in the sense when Acts have been done enough to draw down the Divine Will and the events.

    So that is why we are asked to pray in the D. W. Do all in the D. W.

  98. Mimion 11 Feb 2012 at 8:53 am

    Joni,
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful dream/vision of Jesus holding you and keeping you from falling. I love that he was laughing and full of joy and it reminded me of another vision that I had read on Carmen Humphrey’s website that was quite similar. It reminds me to place ALL MY TRUST IN HIM! He will take care of everything.

  99. Lynnon 11 Feb 2012 at 11:04 am

    Jean, very sorry for you and your daughter’s loss. Now you all have a very blessed intercessor in heaven to pray for your family. God is near.
    ((Hug)))

  100. Kathyon 11 Feb 2012 at 11:48 am

    jean,

    You and your daughter and family will be in my prayers. I personally know the devastation that comes with a miscarriage or loss of a child like this. I can only share that, after a series of these, God granted me an absolute miracle and I am asking Him to do this for your daughter as well.

  101. Siobhanon 11 Feb 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Jean – my condolences to you and your daughter. Be assured of my prayers. Your sister in Christ.

  102. Lucyon 11 Feb 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Dear Anne and Peli,
    I have been thinking about the words ” everything is falling apart”…and the beautiful response of Hope that is found in the beginning of st Paul’s letter to the Colossians. About the unity and the source of all things in Him. Since I am a pretty visual person, this link : http://real-world-news.org/articles-rwn/laminin.html
    is really amazing, because you can SEE how this is Truth, biologically on a molecular level ! It is Colossians 1:15-20 in visual form.
    Jesus placed a Cross in every protein chain of creation. Wow. So that we would be substantially united in Him and through His Cross, quite literally …so that even when they appear to be falling apart, they are not !
    Jesus, I trust in you !

  103. anneon 11 Feb 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Lucy, fantastic. thank you for sharing. Also i had a thought. that the Cross is for each one of us to carry, to suffer and to spiritually mature. It is within!

  104. jonion 11 Feb 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Jean I am so sorry , I will include you all in my prayers tonight. Just keep on Trusting as Anne said, and remember with God there is always a rainbow. xx

  105. Domon 11 Feb 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Luke,

    I saw that website too about Cardinal Romeo’s prediction that the Holy Father might be assassinated with the next twelve months. This website argues that the Cardinal may have based his prediction on the Third Secret of Fatima:
    http://unveilingtheapocalypse.blogspot.com/2012/02/pope-benedict-xvi-assassination-plot-in.html

  106. Jeanon 11 Feb 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Wow, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I’m so amazed by it all! We may not all see one another, but we ‘see’. That is enough.

  107. anneon 11 Feb 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Please lets us not focus on what might be especially regarding the Pope etc. It is a prediction and that is all. Luke i understand that this concern is there, but let us not “create’ the situation, if you know what i mean. God is God and will do what and when He likes. Pray for the Pope always that the Lord may give Him strength carry out HIS Will.

  108. Kathy AEon 12 Feb 2012 at 12:24 am

    I just remembered that the feast of the Incarnation, Mar. 25 is not far off. Those who want to renew or consecrate themselves or their families will need to start the 33 days of preparation on Feb. 21 (which this year is on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday–how appropriate is that!

    Three sites have the info that you need:

    De MONTFORT PREPARATIONS CONSECRATION ON MAR. 25:
    BEGIN ON FEB. 21, 2012
    http://totalconsecration.ageofmary.com/
    http://totalconsecration.ageofmary.com/preparation-13.html
    http://fisheaters.com/totalconsecrationmontfort.html

    I first consecrated myself when I was about 14-15 years old, and Mary, gracious mother that she is, did not allow me to perish, not even when I left the church for about 25 years. March 25 was my first consecrtion. Nothing could be more appropriate to our last days of prayer than giving ourselves completely To Jesus Through Mary–”Totus Tuus” (Pope John Paul II’s own motto and consecration).

  109. pelianitoon 12 Feb 2012 at 10:06 am

    Dom I prefer to believe that the full secret of Fatima has been revealed, as the seer Lucy had said. Personally, I am not comfortable with groups that promote the fatima conspiracy theory. Just my opinion.

  110. Mary Thereseon 12 Feb 2012 at 11:18 am

    There is a man in Spain who claims that he was hired to murder John Paul I. John Paul I was told by heaven that he would have a very brief pontificate. I believe that I read that he knew the number of days in that positition that would be his.

    There were 4 assassination attempts on the life of Blessed John Paul II. There was the attempt in Vatican Square, at Fatima when he went to thank Our Lady, during his Phillipine visit and I can’t remember the other one.

    We all just need to pray unceasingly for the protection of Pope Benedict XVI. He is precious and a major threat to the evil one. When we have done our part and prayed in the Divine Will, then heaven takes over with its plan without disruption due to lack of prayer…

    It is nice to note that the exorcists are finding that invoking the help of Blessed John Paul II is quite helpful because of his great power for God in thwarting the evil one!

  111. Kathyon 12 Feb 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Kathy AE,

    Thank you for noting the date for renewing the Consecration. I was going to begin on February 20th….I had forgotten that this was LEAP year.

    I also believe that the 3rd secret has been revealed.
    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html

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