Apr 29 2012

I am your shield, your stronghold, your safe harbor in the tempest…

Published by at 10:54 pm under Abandonment,Grace,Tribulation,Trust

Joel 4:16 The LORD roars from Zion, and from Jerusalem raises his voice; the heavens and the earth quake, but the LORD is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the men of Israel.

“My children, do not fear, though the earth should quake and all sorts of strange things be seen to occur. I am the Lord! Do you believe this? Then take your refuge in me. I am your shield, your stronghold, your safe harbor in the tempest. Be prudent, be wise. Above all place your trust in me. I mean to test your trust in me. Do not waver, but stand firm. Know that I am God.”

O my Lord God Almighty, give us grace, strength, faith and trust. May the merits of our Mother be our treasure in these days of trial and tempest. Jesus we trust in YOU!

54 responses so far

54 Responses to “I am your shield, your stronghold, your safe harbor in the tempest…”

  1. Kathy AEon 29 Apr 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I have mostly dug in with my rosary and chaplet of Divine Mercy. Mark Mallett said recently, “The time is SO SHORT!” I think most of us are feeling this. I feel such an awesome concern for all the world, all the souls who are blithely moving along as though everything is perfectly normal. How can they not sense from the very air that this whole dog and pony show is about to come crashing to a halt? Sunday morning I went to bed at 1:00 and could not sleep for anything. Around 3:00 I prayed three Chaplets of Divine Mercy, and I thought–What is going on? I never do this. Lord, you must be desperate to reach some poor soul/s.

    ON A LIGHTER NOTE: What will old Hairylegs not do to slow us down or stop the children of God? I have been faithful praying the rosary at least once a day for about 2 years now, and recently decided to purchase a St. Benedict rosary. As you probably know, the St. Benedict medal is a highly indulgenced and powerful one, with a built-in exorcism.
    ***
    I ordered three rosaries with a St. Benedict inset in the crucifix and also on the centerpiece. I gave my parish priest one, my deacon one, and kept one for myself. I love this particular rosary which has 8mm beads (rather large). I have peripheral neuropathy which affects my hands (among other things). So I’m anticipating that the large size will make praying a little easier. I had the rosaries blessed on Palm Sunday, gave the two gifts, and began using mine. On Holy Saturday night, actually early Easter Sunday, my rosary began coming apart. The nylon cord pulled out of the centerpiece–after only one week.
    ***

    I called Catholiccompany.com, and the lovely young lady sent another one out to me. I had it blessed and began using it. Early in the morning, exactly 2 weeks after Easter Sunday, the crucifix came loose in my hands as I was praying. Now I’m getting suspicious. I called the company again and asked the young lady if they are having any trouble with this particular rosary–she was astounded and said that they’ve never gotten any calls about trouble with this particular rosary. She insisted that there was another one on the shelf, that she would tug on it and test it and send it one out to me.
    ***
    If Satan thinks he’s going to get me to give up my St. Benedict rosary, he’s got another think coming!

    ***

    For more information about ordering this rosary and about the St.a Benedict medal in general:

    An unconditional indulgence is accorded at the time of death to all those who wear, kiss or hold the Medal between the hands with veneration, on the following conditions: 1) they commend their souls to God 2) they confess or receive Holy Communion or if this in not possible invoke the Holy Name of Jesus with feelings of contrition, (or with the heart if one cannot speak).

    A partial indulgence is accorded to all those who wear, kiss or hold the Medal between the hands with veneration.

    http/search.catholiccompany.com/search?p=Q&w=st+benedict+rosary&method=and&af=cat1%3Arosariesscapularsandchaplets&cnt=36&aid=117&gclid=CNiphdf7lK8CFQmMtgodZC2f0Q

    The best short article giving info about the St. Benedict medal and St. Benedict crucifix: http/www.miraclerosarymission.org/benedictmedal.html

    ***

    A good source of information about the medal, including kissing a crucifix with the embedded St. Benedict medal:

    http/www.thesacredheart.com/sacremnt.htm

  2. ajon 29 Apr 2012 at 11:40 pm

    YESHUA we Trust in YOU!

  3. anneon 30 Apr 2012 at 12:26 am

    Reading through some earlier writings of Mark Mallett Dec 20th, 2007. worth pondering on trust and abandonment.
    And of course the very latest ……removing the restrainer.

    Dear Mother Mary, please lead all your children safely to the ark of the Two Hearts. Herd them into safety in the coming storm. Lord Jesus have mercy on us all.

  4. bonnieon 30 Apr 2012 at 8:08 am

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You! Triumph and reign! Pray for our Holy Father to proclaim the fifth Marian Dogma. Mediatrx, Co-Redemptrix and Advocate. I pray for our Holy Father’s safety with every rosary. This action might bring on a firestorm – temporally and spiritually – but Heaven will defend it. Amen! Bind the heart of the world to the Immaculate Heart in your prayers. It is a safe Harbor. I place you all there. God bless you and yours.

  5. June1on 30 Apr 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Hi, Family! Dream time again.

    I had a terrifying dream last night. I dreamed that some sort of martial law had come into effect in my city, but it seemed more than that; it was an extermination. Our police officers were nothing more than SS officers. They were making everyone line up and if they felt like you were doing something they didn’t like (argue with them, look at someone the wrong way), they would shoot you on the spot.

    I was in the midst of this. I had been part of a group but then I ended up separating from them and trying to find a safer spot. The next thing I know, I’m approaching a church and I suddenly turn into the priest there. There were very few people in there, praying (less than ten). The only thing on my mind was that we were all about to be martyred. Terror filled me, but only because I felt I wasn’t right with Jesus. I wanted confession so badly but it was too late. The only thing I could do was beg Him to have mercy. I was practically screaming under my breath, “Jesus, please! I’m so sorry. Please, Lord. Please, God. Let me enter Your Kingdom. Jesus, PLEASE!”

    I went into the backyard of the church and there were three soldiers in a truck with their leader, I guess. They were laughing at me and yelling that I was going to die. I wanted some sort of blessed object to have on me, but couldn’t find a single crucifix. The only thing that was hanging on a clothesline outside was some sort of cloth with a religious saying on it (couldn’t read it). I grabbed it and tied it around my head. As the men drove closer to me, pistols pointing at me, I thought to myself, I should run, that way they shoot me and this is all over with quickly (I was afraid of being tortured). I managed to make the sign of the cross before I took off, and then I felt a bullet hit me in the left hip, but no pain.

    I remembered being kind of frustrated that it was taking so long. They weren’t accurate and missed.

    Any ideas on what the heck that was about?

  6. Lucyon 30 Apr 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Dear Anne,

    Funny you should mention the “coming storm”… that word seems to be coming up everywhere lately : storm.
    Today when asking for Scripture , I opened to Acts of the Apostles , chapter 27 : edifying reading on the power of Divine Providence, in this case, during a two-week long storm at sea with awesome contrary winds ! Materially, the ship was lost, but all souls were preserved, thanks be to God…and they landed on the island of Malta. Paul’s attitude during the whole ordeal is so beautiful…so calm and so trusting !
    And with this passage came the parallel reminder from Genesis chapter One,
    verses 2-3 :
    “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 . And God said: Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated light from darkness. ”
    May we all come to see the winnowing winds of the Breath of God as something positive, generative, creative : that the light is separated from the void of the darkness…and it was GOOD.

  7. pelianitoon 30 Apr 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Your dream seems pretty straightforward to me June1–the coming persecution. The ineptness of the soldiers is a symbol I think of the evil one’s army. They cannot fatally wound (spiritually) someone who is praying for God’s mercy.

  8. pelianitoon 30 Apr 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Friends I was looking at past posts and found this simple one with such a profound message: “I hurt.”

  9. jonion 01 May 2012 at 4:49 am

    Dear Peli , after reading the latest message I said a short prayer asking God for confirmation that we really are where we are, and if so, to also give a word of consolation. I opened the bible to the first page of Joel. I had had a busy day and was totally wiped out so I thanked God for the confirmation and consolation and fell asleep . This morning I wondered what book of the bible the scripture reading attached to the message was from, as I hadn’t processed it, or had not noticed the heading when I first read it. I was stunned when I logged in just now to see it was the same book of the bible , Joel. No wonder it had confirmed your message ! This is not the first time this has happened, but I am always amazed when it happens as I have only done it a two or three times and it has been a 100% accurate! I still have trouble actually believing this is actually happening. Like Kathy A.E. I am clinging to the Rosary, D.M.C. and my little prayer group like someone clinging to a life raft. I am also so thankful to you Peli and also to Mark Mallet for the spiritual guidance and encouragement you are both giving us all through your devotion and love of God and Our Blessed Mother, Mary .

    Dear Jesus I thank you for the sending us people like Peli and Mark to guide us through these momentous times, enfold them Lord in Your Sacred Heart and preserve them from all danger, spiritual and physical. Oh my Jesus I place all My Trust in You!
    Love to all the Peli family , stay strong no matter what …God is with us !!

  10. Lucyon 01 May 2012 at 6:32 am

    Dear Peil,

    The Holy Spirit is speaking loudly about REPARATION :
    This morning, I had just sent an email to my list on the subject of making reparation for the film “Corpus Christi” scheduled to be released in France this summer, in which our Lord apears with His Apostles as a group of homosexual men… according to the play by the same title.
    Then I came to your post “I HURT”…and see that the Lord has put this on your heart again as well: it is time for His Children to make reparation, a spiritual concept that seems to have been totally forgotten , along with penance and indulgences and many other great treasures of our Faith. I hope it is OK with you that I put your beautiful prayer out there once again ?? THANK YOU, PELI….I have printed it and will translate and share in French, if that is fine with you? L-

    O Jesus, my hurting Jesus! In the Divine Will I offer you all my sufferings, past, present, and future, along with all the sufferings of all the victim souls past, present, and future, especially the holy martyrs. I nail these sufferings to the cross and sanctify them in the blood of Christ, link them to the perfect sufferings of Jesus and Mary, and offer them to the Father in reparation for sin and for the conversion of a great many sinners through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Lord Jesus, may this prayer and all the merits contained in all these sufferings give you relief and serve to make reparation for all that causes you pain. Jesus I love you. Amen.

  11. Lucyon 01 May 2012 at 6:42 am

    O Jésus, O mon Jésus blessé ! Dans la Volonté Divine je vous offre toutes mes souffrances, passées, présentes, et futures, en union avec toutes les souffrances des âmes victimes, passées, présentes, et futures, particulièrement celles des saints martyrs.
    Je cloue ces souffrances à la Croix et les sanctifie dans le Sang du Christ, en les liant à la souffrance parfaite de Jésus et Marie, les offrant au Père en réparation du péché et pour la conversion d’un grand nombre de pauvres pécheurs, par le Cœur Immaculé de Marie.
    Seigneur Jésus, que cette prière et toutes les mérites contenues dans toutes ces souffrances puissent vous soulager et servir de réparation pour tout ce qui vous blesse.
    Jésus je vous aime.
    AMEN

  12. pelianitoon 01 May 2012 at 7:11 am

    Thank you for your prayers Joni. We are greatly in need. Please do pray for Mark and his family as his ministry takes him away from his family so much.

  13. pelianitoon 01 May 2012 at 7:14 am

    By all means Lucy! The more people offering reparation the better for us all. Et merci pour la traduction.

    I have added the English version to the Prayers and Novenas page. You may print it from here.

  14. reenion 01 May 2012 at 8:57 am

    Interestingly, that this message also focuses on testing us and our trust in The Lord. Lately I have felt “tested” so often where things are not going the way “I” think they should or “I” want them to go. We just all need to stay focused on God’s Divine Will in every moment and every event that continues to unwind around us and trust that He always brings the greater good out of this. I pray for the protection for everyone and their families.

  15. Carolon 01 May 2012 at 11:43 am

    Jesus I LOVE you!!! I read the ” I hurt” thinking it was from someone’s post, thinking I hurt, we all hurt- I read it was from Jesus! I felt terrible, thinking my hurts are nothing compared to His! I offer my nothing hurts to you Jesus! Thank you Peli! This site is so real and natural compared to the one I left! God bless all!

  16. pelianitoon 01 May 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I thank God that he is speaking to you through these messages Carol. Let us continue to pray for each other and for the whole world! Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

  17. LauraLeeon 01 May 2012 at 1:43 pm

    My pastor reminded us, in his homily, we cannot make ‘deals’ with God.

    “God I pray all the time, why aren’t you answering my prayer”, “God if You do this, I will …”, “I am a good person, I do my best for You, why is this happening to me”, “I go to church, I perform acts of mercy … why aren’t You answering me, helping me?”

    He reminded us that we must walk by faith and not by sight. I was grateful for this homily. “Walk by faith and not by sight” … thank you my Lord God for this gentle reminder. It may seem when we ‘look’ out into the world around us that God is not listening, but it is our faith that tells us the truth. Since his homily, I keep reminding myself … “walk by faith, not by sight”

    God bless and protect all of our priests and religious.

    May God bless and protect each one of us. May the Holy Mother envelop all of us beneath the mantle of her love, healing and protection. May the Peace of God fill our hearts, our homes, our families and the world.

  18. Sallyon 01 May 2012 at 4:57 pm

    The overwhelming feeling that we’re on the ride of our lives and we can’t get off as it begins, now. Dreams are going from being chosen to stay around through “it” and telling someone in Public office we are only a couple of days from war. Please Saints, keep me in your daily prayers. Many are receiving attacks and growing spiritually tired. It’s time to increase our prayer time before The Blessed Sacrament, Let’s keep the remnant covered in prayer. God Bless You !

  19. Maryon 01 May 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I don’t know if any of you are feeling what I have been feeling for a bit; and that is the speeding up of time? I have thought about this for a few years, I think and the last 8 months more or less, have been “feeling” it deeply. Seems like it is always Friday, or Sunday. I merely go to bed and a week has gone by! I find solace in it as I am thinking it is a grace from God as the terrible things will be shortened.
    I thank you Peli for being so generous with your blessings and sharing with all.
    It seems like a dream or a sci-fi movie that we will wake up from, but not. I think of days, years gone by and am grateful that our Good Lord allowed us to have so many years with our families free from all the torments of today. Yet at the same time, I bless the Lord continually for all the sunrises, flowers, precious treasures He continues to provide daily! I praise God for the grateful heart; it is in this way that I can continue.
    My greatest struggle is going on in absolute joy, when “behind the scenes” everything is being jerked out from underneath us. I want to scream sometimes as I listen to talk shows and say “don’t you realize, nothing is real, nothing can be depended on, forget the elections! They will change nothing.” People are so dependent on the elections, why can’t they understand that nothing will change the course we are on? We are all hoping and praying, but deep down inside we know, we can “feel and see” that all is upside down and not as it appears.
    Teens are suffering grievously because parents can’t be parents. They are too wrapped up in their own dilemmas! It pains me to see the lost generation. Well I could go on and on about that.
    Pope Benedict has stacked “his court” with conservatives, PTL!
    Seminaries and convents are bursting at the seems, PTL! This surely will be a ride we have never seen the likes of before!!
    Just a tidbit, you may know about; watch out for Fukishima, it is not over and may get fatally much worse, as another very dangerous reactor is close to imploding. They say billions will die (?) and it will be in our “air”.
    Finally, I read recently that one hour in adoration was the same as 100 hours of mortification (?) Without it, I am a ship without a rudder.
    Sirach: 39:33 The works of the Lord are all good and He will supply every need in its time.
    Blessings to all of you, and may the Spirit of Love fill you to overflowing, and give you peace and renewed faith!

  20. Mikeon 01 May 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I was wondering if any one else came under severe physical and spiritual attack during the 13 day pagan festival of beltaine. The pagan blood sacrifice festival end today. It was quite awful. Jesus, please defeat these pagans and their demons!!!

  21. pelianitoon 01 May 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Well said Mary! Thank you.

  22. pelianitoon 01 May 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Mike, the prayers of protection on the prayers and novenas page should be said each day and the St. Michael prayer morning and evening. We have the victory in Christ Jesus! Alleluia!

  23. anneon 02 May 2012 at 3:39 am

    Mary, thank you. so right. Where did you read the comment about an hour of Adoration? Also about Fukishima?
    I think everyone wants freedom and lifestyle and if things dont really upset them, they just bury their heads in the sand.

  24. June1on 02 May 2012 at 4:10 am

    Mike, yes, I definitely noticed an increase in attacks. At one point, I was standing in my kitchen, nearly hyperventilating and thinking just that: “I am being spiritually attacked.” And I thought about all of you, how you all would understand what that meant.

    Family, I received some very distressing news yesterday. My goddaughter’s mother (who looks after my son at least once a week) told me that she just found out a couple of days ago that her husband is cheating on her. He just left for a month to Ecuador to go see this other woman under the pretense that he is building a store there. They have three wonderful (very well-behaved) children together, and have been married 15+ years. The only silver lining to this is that she said before deciding anything, she would speak to her priest first. I was like, YES, that’s a great idea!!! Please pray with me that God’s Will be done in this situation and that His good can come out of this. This is a huge blow. It has come out of left field. It was literally the last thing I expected from him. He had been so devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe, who he credits with helping keep him away from cigarettes and alcohol, but he has relapsed. And now this. Lord, have mercy. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

  25. Pattion 02 May 2012 at 9:59 am

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Our Lady’s May message to Mirjana
    http://www.crownofstars.blogspot.com/

  26. Mikeon 02 May 2012 at 10:41 am

    I know it is not healthy to dwell on, but when I come under severe attack, I check the pagan calendar and usually it is leading up to a day of high witchcraft. The pagans are calling up the demons who then attack Christians. Jesus protect us.

  27. pelianitoon 02 May 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Mike the best way to retaliate is to offer your sufferings linked to the cross for the salvation of souls. We can’t lose!

  28. Irish7on 02 May 2012 at 1:37 pm

    YES! I too have experienced intense attacks lately..culminating this past Saturday…but I am still wrestling with the effects. It was interesting to me esp regarding Peli’s last message about Church teaching, not veering to the right or left, etc. As a “traditional” Catholic, I have always been wary of “progressivism” and those that espouse it and have felt persecuted at worst and misunderstood at best by this camp so that is nothing new. However, lately, I am suffering much deeper spiritual wounds from the “right”. This has been so confusing since I consider myself one of them…trying by God’s grace to live a faithful and orthodox life. I want God’s truth…don’t want it to be soft-peddled to me, etc…yet somehow truly beyond my comprehension men of sound doctrine are being used to attack me. Is this even possible? It’s as if I share their doctrine, but in instances the *spirit* behind their counsel is not of God which then deforms the truth. It’s as if as a young Christian, I had to learn that there is no true charity without truth, but now I am being taught that the converse is equally true…that there is no truth without love. Even right doctrine can be twisted and used (I think?) as a weapon by the enemy. For me it is a much more pernicious and confusing attack since I don’t give progressive teachers authority in my life, but I do give authority to orthodox teachers. I know that Christ and His Church are the final authority, but so hard to sort out what He is saying at times when the enemy gets involved in interactions with His representatives on earth via their weaknesses acting directly on mine. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

  29. Mimion 02 May 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Dear Mary,
    With regard to your comment :
    “I read recently that one hour in adoration was the same as 100 hours of mortification”,
    I knew that Jesus had said something to that effect to St. Faustina. This is what I found in her Diary :

    “There is more merit to one hour of meditation on my sorrowful Passion than there is to one year of flagellation that draws blood; the contemplation of My painful wounds is of great profit to you, and it brings me great joy.”

    I find myself praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy when in adoration and therefore am meditating on his Passion, which, I have found draws me ever closer to Jesus. Praised be his holy name!

    Also with regards to the feeling you have of the “speeding up of time”, I have felt this for a number of years as well.

    Peli, may God grant you every grace that you need to persevere in carrying out His Holy Will. This website is an amazing blessing from heaven. Thank you!

  30. Sandraon 02 May 2012 at 5:16 pm

    On Apr 25/12, a few days before this message, during my prayer time, I asked the Lord for His word in scripture and when I opened my Bible I came upon Joel 2: 1-13. It speaks about the coming clamity and to sound the trumpet in Zion, give the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the country tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, yes it is near. It goes on to say…the earth quakes, the skies tremble, sun and moon grow dark.The stars lose their brilliance. The Lord makes his voice heard at the head of His army, and indeed his regiments are innumerable, all powerful is the one that carries out his orders, for great is the day of the Lord and very terrible…who can face it? “But now, now …it is the Lord who speaks…come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.” Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn…turn to the Lord your God again, for he is all tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in graciousness and ready to relent.
    Since receiving this word, I’ve been asking the Lord what He wants me to do with this? I’m still not sure but at this point I believe I am to “fast, weep and mourn” in reparation for all souls.
    And perhaps it was meant to confirm your message Peli.

  31. carmelon 02 May 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Dear Irish7, to answer your question, yes, I have experienced confusion resulting from comments and opinions coming from the so-called “right” – I can’t bring myself to say “orthodox” since often these opinions run counter to what the Holy Father has said /taught. So it seems to me that the narrow path is that which runs between the two extremes – left and right. My policy has become: what does the Holy Father or the CCC say on this? Anything else I dismiss.

  32. Maryon 02 May 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I have a very good friend who is a priest; he sends me articles/sites regularly. One of the sites is Natural News. It was there I learned about Fukishima.
    Also on dutchsense he will always update on “haarp” and the impending storms, earthquakes and volcanoes. He leaves an abundance of links and backs up his claims.

    Our Good Lord’s hands are so large and comfortable, may we all rest peacefully there.
    I will pray, June for your goddaughter’s family. The precious Blood heals, binds, and protects. I ask the Good Lord to show this man ugliness in the mistress, something that disgusts him; yet when he looks upon his own children he swells with pride and feels intense joy and love for them and their mother. All of this Lord we put in your Hands.

  33. pelianitoon 02 May 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Good answer Carmel. We need to be wary of those who are “more Catholic than the Pope.”

  34. juleson 03 May 2012 at 3:08 am

    dear irish7 i understand where u r coming from i too feel this attack and i agree with carmel,i go to the ccc and look to the popes teachings,believing the holy spirit is guiding our pope who in turn is shepherding his flock matthew 7 v13 and matthew 16 v 18-20 Godbless jules thanku Peli for this wonderful site and may God protect u always.

  35. June1on 03 May 2012 at 6:45 am

    This is repulsive: http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/05/01/the-time-is-finished-religious-sect-erects-billboards-in-toronto-ahead-of-the-transformation/

    And the people leaving comments on this article are just as bad. The first place they go to is taking jabs at Catholics… of course.

  36. Danielleon 03 May 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Maranatha!!! Praise You, Jesus Christ in Your Glory! Let us put on the Spiritual Armor…we will be fine, don’t worry!

    GOOD ALWAYS HAS THE LAST SAY!

  37. Kathy AEon 03 May 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Just found a beautiful Orthodox website with many icons, letters from holy fathers and saints. Be sure to see this consoling letter, “This was from me,” from St. Seraphim of Viritsa: http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.com/search/label/Consolation

  38. Kathy AEon 04 May 2012 at 12:03 am

    This video provides a good background for the rosary as well as the Jesus Prayer:
    FLOWING WATER & ICONS – 15 MINUTES
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=5jjIfpNkSxE

    THE JESUS PRAYER SUNG BY SR. TEREZA VODJANA, ORTHODOX UKRAINIAN NUNS – 10 MINUTES (wonderful icons)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7UmcdTQ2x4

    ELDER EPHRAIM, GREEK ORTHODOX, PRAYING THE JESUS PRAYER – 15 MINUTES
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHDVgMGmzcw&feature=related

  39. pelianitoon 04 May 2012 at 7:20 am

    Friends here is a timely message on spiritual warfare. All those feeling “attacked” should certainly read it!

  40. Nancyon 04 May 2012 at 8:12 am

    The thread of attack (spiritual and otherwise) and persecution that I perceive in this post remind me of Pope Benedict’s address of 4/19: http://www.zenit.org/article-34630?l=english. His comments included this: Let us take a further step: what does the Christian community ask of God in this moment of trial? It does not ask for its life to be protected during persecution nor that the Lord harm those who imprisoned Peter and John; it only asks that it be granted to “proclaim in all boldness” the Word of God (cf. Acts 4:29), that is, it asks that it not lose the courage of faith, the courage to proclaim the faith. First, however, it tries to understand more deeply what has happened, it tries to interpret the events in the light of faith and it does this precisely through God’s Word, which permits us to decipher the world’s reality.
    The last paragraph is a beautiful summation about the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit. As usual, Pope Benedict has the answer.

  41. sparrowon 04 May 2012 at 8:32 am

    Thank you for the “timely message” Peli. It was timely indeed! Praise the Lord! I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth! Alleluia!

  42. John Hon 04 May 2012 at 10:41 am

    The above passage from Joel seems to be related to the “eschatological earthquake” or “great shaking” that is predicted to occur during Our Lord’s Second Coming in glory. The below blog has some good background detail on this, and how it is related to the “throwing down of mountains” spoken of elsewhere in scripture:
    http://unveilingtheapocalypse.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/eschatological-earthquake.html

  43. Sr Lorraineon 04 May 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Mark Mallett’s latest post on removing the restrainer is very timely in regard to the issue of spiritual attack. With the restrainer removed, Satan is free to attack more readily. Praying the Rosary is so important to avoid being deceived.

  44. pelianitoon 04 May 2012 at 10:22 pm

    In keeping with the spiritual warfare theme…I had an interesting experience at adoration today. Shortly after I arrived, what sounded at first like a car alarm started honking outside, faintly but loud enough to be mildly distracting. It went on for some time then stopped. Then it started up again. I even went to check if it was my car. It wasn’t. It went on for some time longer, then got louder and louder as if it was getting closer to the church. Eventually it seemed to take up a position just outside at the back behind the altar area. At this point it was quite loud and had gone on for over 10 minutes. Then I was inspired to pray, “Lord in the Divine Will I ask for a million souls for every annoying honk.” Two honks later it stopped. A few minutes later, a different-sounding honking started in the distance. This time I said the prayer right away. Before I had finished the prayer it stopped. I think that was the evil one trying to distract and annoy.

    However, just before benediction, the adult server went to the sacristy to prepare the censor for the incense. I am not sure what he needed to do, but he started banging something and it went on for a few minutes. I said the same prayer for souls, but it did not stop. I thought, perhaps the Lord means to turn the tables on the enemy by using what he meant for distraction to save souls. The Lord works in mysterious ways—and we can’t lose! Thanks be to God, LORD MOST HIGH!

  45. lizon 05 May 2012 at 8:59 am

    Hello Pelianito and everyone on this blog. Could you please pray for my nephew Ryan G. who took some bad cocaine. Not sure what his condition is, but he has had a problem with drugs for many years. My prayers are with you all and your intentions.
    Thankyou and God bless you all!

  46. karenon 05 May 2012 at 9:02 am

    i have been keeping my medals and brown scapuler on while
    i sleep for the past few months previousley i use to take them off during the night. i do not ever remember my dreams, i had thought that maybe i don’t dream just so grateful for a full peacefull nights sleep although i often wake at 3:00 am as many do, off and on over the past few weeks i have woken and my medals have been on the floor and one night my scapular, now i can’t find my immaculate mary medal which i never take off. has anyone else had this experience i may be making too much of it but find it unsettling. God Bless.

  47. pelianitoon 05 May 2012 at 9:55 am

    Karen I pin them to my pj’s. You could also ask your Guardian Angel to protect them for you.

  48. Irish7on 05 May 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks Carmel and Jules. It was interesting to get the reply from Carmel since my injury took place literally in Carmel and in a church with Carmel in the title. That definitely felt like a reassuring little wink from God. It’s affirming to know I am not the only one who experiences troubling opinions from the right. The advise regarding the CCC and the Popes is great. After reading your posts, it occurred to me to re-read recent Encyclicals with an “ear” to the Spirit in which they are written….to attempt to hear the Pope’s heart on matters…especially regarding Protestants (including my husband) which was the nature of the attack. Thanks much and prayers for all.

  49. Jonon 05 May 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Hello all. I hang around on this forum a bit, though I have had not had the chance to post very much. But I just wanted to share the following video with all of you in case it might touch any of your hearts and help in preparing yourselves and your families for the times to come.

    God Bless!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_VHqNEXoTs

  50. LauraLeeon 05 May 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Dearest Karen,
    Are your medals and scapular blessed? If they are not this might help :) As Peli suggested talk to your Guardian Angel. And say your Guardian Angel prayer at night. The St. Michael prayer is wonderful as well.

    May God bless and protect you always,
    LauraLee

  51. pattyon 06 May 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Last night I dreamed that I went up to receive Communion and there was no Priest. The Altar was gone and I realized we had to go up to where the Altar area was and there was a small tin bucket there on the floor. We had to place our hand in the tin bucket to receive the Host. I found I was disgusted with myself for handling the Eucharist and kept apologizing to Jesus. Does this mean we will soon be without Priests?

  52. pelianitoon 06 May 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Patty I think the Lord is preparing us for sure! Dreams are not necessarily literal, but the message seems to be that we will have a poverty of the Eucharist. Jesus we trust in you.

  53. pattyon 07 May 2012 at 4:11 am

    Thank you Peli. It was also distressing as how unimportant He was, being placed in a tin bucket on the floor and no one around me seemed to mind.

  54. Nancyon 08 May 2012 at 7:45 am

    Patty and Peli, I think i can confirm your interpretation of the dream. Patty’s post reminded me of a dream I had that was quite similar. In the dream, there were long lines of people extending throughout a country scene (through fields) leading to a building that was supposed to be a church, but it didn’t look like a real church. We were all in line to receive Holy Communion. When I got inside, there was no altar or sanctuary, only a velvet draped room with a small table. The “communion” was pizza. I knew it wasn’t right and refused to take the pizza all the time apologizing to Jesus. I went out to find the priest to complain but he wasn’t a real priest. He was like an administrator with an ornate office and he preached instead of saying Mass. I went back out to the people standing in line to tell them that it wasn’t right, not the Catholic church. I remember insisting that I was Catholic. Some people listened and I felt good that they were listening; others did not. Then the dream ended. My impression was that the church was called “Catholic” but it really wasn’t. It is interesting to me that though I had that dream a long time ago, Patty’s dream brought it back to me in detail.

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