May 06 2012

Do you know how much I have endured for you?

Published by at 9:38 pm under Hope,Love,Prayer,Reparation,Sacrifice,Tribulation,Trust

Psalm 31:19-20 O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of everyone! In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues.

“Little ones, do not be afraid! Do you not see how much I love you? See here, put your fingers into the holes made by the nails; place your hand in the wound at my side. See how much I love you? Do you know how much I have endured for you? For just one soul I would have endured all this. But my infinite love ransomed many. Will you help me ransom more? Place your trust in me in all circumstances. Nothing you undergo has the power to hurt you if your place all your trust in me. In your darkest moments, place your hands in the holes made by the nails and say, ‘Jesus, Beloved, your love for me knows no bounds. I believe, hope, and trust in you. Save me from this hour, or by your sacred wounds grant me the grace I need to endure these pains for the sake of souls. Jesus I trust in you.’ My child, I tell you this prayer will reverberate in eternity. Be at peace. I am with you.”

O Jesus, in you alone do I trust. I adore your sacred wounds and by your merits I ask for grace upon grace for all those who are suffering and praying for souls. Blessed Mother intercede for us! Jesus, Mary, Joseph—we love you! Save souls! Amen.

54 responses so far

54 Responses to “Do you know how much I have endured for you?”

  1. Mary Thereseon 06 May 2012 at 9:51 pm

    My husband undergoes quadruple cardiac bypass today–May 7–with health complications. Prayers would be appreciated for a blessed operation and recovery. Thank you…

  2. ajon 06 May 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Oh JESUS what Love!!! I Love YOU JESUS, help me Love YOU much more, that my Love for YOU may reverberate in eternity too.

    Oh JESUS I Trust in YOU!!!

  3. pelianitoon 07 May 2012 at 6:57 am

    Our prayers are with you and yours MT. I place your husband and all of you, his surgeons, the entire team in the Immaculate Heart of Mary and ask for conversions for all of them as well. God be with you dear sister.

  4. Edithon 07 May 2012 at 7:18 am

    Dear Peli family, Could you please post all ‘Medjugorje Prayer Requests’ in the next 48 hours so that I can pass them on to my friend Jenny. Please keep Jenny and her intentions in your prayers also. Thank you to all who have already posted for your kind thoughts and messages…
    Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your latest message to us all… so assuring and comforting. Please help each of us take it to heart and truly live it out in our daily lives: ‘Jesus, Beloved, your love for me knows no bounds. I believe, hope, and trust in you…’

  5. Siobhanon 07 May 2012 at 11:21 am

    Thank you My Lord. Please save me and everyone I love. “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to Thy Will!”

  6. LauraLeeon 07 May 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Twice now, during this past month, I have fallen asleep due to extreme fatigue (busy days, organizing a lot of prayer, being involved with a cursillo weekend) without saying my evening prayers. The last time I did this was last night. On both occasions, in my dreams, I suffered attack.

    In one dream I was physically fighting the devil … it was horrible … I was on top of the devil at this point, truly struggling and wrestling and desperate. I remember the devil was so strong that I could barely get the words out to call on St. Michael to help me. I was looking down at the devil’s face and he looked up at me and sneered horribly, mimicking me in a terrible voice, “St. Michael, St. Michael” and then poof he was gone. I was exhausted when I woke up and vastly relieved. I gave thanks to St. Michael and immediately entered into prayer.

    In another dream I was greatly tempted to sin and suffered torment … wanting desperately to sin and so in my dream I yielded *sigh*. I was grateful upon waking that it was not so. Again, I immediately began to pray and suffered no more attacks that night. I recognize these as attacks and we must all be more vigilant. Boy oh boy, darkness looks for any opening!!

    I realize too that I have been doing a lot more prayer recently. In addition I began a “First Saturday” this past Saturday to make reparation to the Immaculate Heart. So of course the more of a threat we are, the more we are a target of the devil. It’s good to know that our prayers are working :)

    When I say my evening prayers, my sleep is peaceful and restful. When I forget … holy moly!!

    † The Anima Christi
    Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from Thee. From the malignant enemy, defend me. In the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to Thee. That with Thy saints I may praise Thee. Forever and ever. Amen.

    May God bless and protect all of us

  7. Carolon 08 May 2012 at 10:53 am

    Oh I feel like this is for me personally!! I love you Jesus ! I trust in you more and more each day as I become closer . Fix me heal me help me! Love me!

  8. Carolon 08 May 2012 at 11:34 am

    Pelianito, may I copy and paste messages from Jesus and post on my face book?

  9. pelianitoon 08 May 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Carol, that would be fine. Just include a link to this blog please. Perhaps others would like to benefit from the beautiful conversation that follows each blog post.

    Each post is linked to my Twitter feed as well. Later on I will add a link to my home page. Not sure why I haven’t done that yet!!!

  10. Carolon 08 May 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you and God bless us all!!

  11. Jameson 08 May 2012 at 3:32 pm

    You must be doing something right to make the demons so angry with you. I feel for you for I too at one time came under strong demonic attack in my sleep. This sacramental is a powerful tool to add to your Christian armor. Its called the “Scapular of Benediction and Protection”. It is powerful…I can personally attest to that…the bad luck I constantly experienced throughout my life was greatly mitigated by taking up this powerful sacramental. It was formed specifically for the times we live in now. It is a rather large Scapular and it typically cost around 14 dollars because they are hand made by French nuns…but I attest to its efficacy. I wear my Scapular of Benediction and Protection along with my Brown Scapular and a St Benedict medal. Find a good priest and just have him bless it and then place on you (called investment) and wha -la , you’ve got extra protection. I highly recommend it if you have bad luck, bad dreams or are under demonic attack. It has worked wonders for me. Just remember…it is not a good luck charm…but rather a sacramental. (Adviso ) if you place one in your house…tell whoever enters your house to never-ever use the name of Lords name in vain…never ever use it yourself…or the promise of severe chastisement on that soul who would do such a thing is indeed…severe.

  12. Siobhanon 08 May 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Peli – If I may, I received this prayer is the mail and it certainly appears providential. It’s called the “Prayer of Authority” that gives every Christian, through Our Lord, the power to fight against all satanic forces. The Holy Spirit and the Angels are just waiting for us to call upon them to fight the battle for us while the evil one tries to keep us in ignorance of the many ways we can fight him. I try to say this prayer every night and I do FEEL the difference.


    In the Name of Jesus Christ, by the power of His Blood. In the authority of His Word given to me as a Christian, I bind and reject you satan and and I command you to leave and I seal this room and place of employment, and all the members of my family, friends, relatives and possessions, in the Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I bind and reject all familiar spirits, all companion spirits, all cardinal spirit and spirits of affliction. I bind and reject all spirits in the air, in the wind, in fire, in the netherworld, in the elements, all satanic forces of nature. I bind and reject all spirits of confusion, disruption, division, fear, disbelief, deaf and dumb, disobedience, and spirit of games. I bind and reject all the aspects and attributes of these spirits. I bind and reject all interlocking spirits…I command that there will be no communication between you or anyone else. I command that you leave quietly. In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I break and dissolve every curse, spell, hexes, evil wishes, evil desires and heredity seals. I come against all satanic vows, pacts, satanic sacrifices and Voo Doo practices. I break and dissolve all links with physics, clairvoyants, astrologers, mediums, occult seers, satanic cults, fortune tellers, séances, ouija boards, tarot cards and occults games of all kinds. Come Holy Spirit and fill this room corner to corner ceiling to floor. St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and all the Holy Archangels, come and fight this battle for me. I ask the help of all the Holy Angels, Holy Dominations, Holy Powers, Holy Thrones, and Holy Principalities to be my “Shield of Defense” against all evil spirits. I ask this in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ by the power of His Blood. And in the authority of His Word given to me as a Christian. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  13. pelianitoon 08 May 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I have added my Twitter Feed link below the Blogroll on the right.

  14. Michael Patrickon 08 May 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I was graced with an interesting lesson today, so I think a little bird story is in order.

    I was sitting on the patio earlier, brooding in one of those all-too-human fits of gloom that occasionally takes hold. Specifically, I was summing up a great deal of the current insanity and evil in the world, and contemplating the inexhaustible patience of God among other things. I started wandering into dangerous territory, I suppose, when I started thinking that the evildoers should go to bed thankful tonight that I’m not God. Hm. That gives me a shiver just recalling that ignorant train of thought.

    Well, I’m thankful to say that I eventually snapped out of it and decided that it’s a good thing that I’m not God. It also seemed that God was telling me that I had better stop cultivating those thoughts immediately since I was in danger of losing Him.

    My dog also snapped me out of it, because I suddenly noticed her getting excited about something off to my right in the yard. I popped up and called her off whatever little creature she had backed up against the wall. It was another baby bird.

    Some of you might remember a story I shared about another little bird last year. Well, I might as well have been staring down at that very bird, Butterscotch, because it was the same size, the same breed, and trembling in the very same spot in the yard with my dog Lily playfully dancing around her. I have to admit it seemed like deja vu.

    The mother was squawking up a storm and I also noticed the father warning me from higher up in the branches of a tree. Naturally, I was no threat, but that didn’t seem to make any difference to the parents who seemed terribly distressed at the plight of their little baby.

    I stood there silent and motionless for a few minutes, confused about how to proceed. I recognized the familiar breed, so I started making the kind of whistles the birds make when they’re in a happier state. That seemed to calm things down, so I bent over and gently picked up the baby which appeared to be even younger than Butterscotch upon closer inspection.

    I’m not sure what was going on in the little bird’s head, but she was really docile and just sort of rested in my hands. Or maybe she was so frightened she just froze and only appeared to be resting. Either way, things were quiet, so the parents perched about five feet away on the lowest branches of the tree rising above us. I started feeling a little self-conscious at that point, because they fixed their eyes on me intently from that point forward.

    Suffice it to say, that little bird and I had quite an adventure for a few hours after that. Some of that time was spent finding safe spots for the bird to rest, and also to provide its parents the opportunity to tend to it. Oh, what I could relate about the beauty of that little family unit! How natural, how tender, how right, just and obedient. Praise God in the orderly wonders of His creation!

    At other times I took the bird into the grassy part of the yard to try to exercise it’s natural abilities that hadn’t yet kicked in. Often, I just sat peacefully in my favorite chair, with the little bird right next to me on the seat cushion.

    One thing was clear though. That little bird wouldn’t survive if it didn’t start flying, so I called on the mighty help of St. Francis.

    Unfortunately, I had some other pressing issues, so I reluctantly got back to other business. After dinner, I was happy to find the bird safe in the backyard with the mother still keeping watch. She didn’t seem to mind me coming around again, so I just picked up the bird for some more flight training.

    I was surprised to notice how robust that little bird looked compared to when I first found her, and was even more surprised at how spunky she had become. Within minutes, that bird was sustaining bigger jumps and short flights. Finally, she was up in the tree with her mother. A minute later, the father swooped in from who-knows-where to complete the family.

    Now, here’s the thing I didn’t share about Butterscotch last year. A few days after relating that heartwarming story, I found the lifeless body of little Butterscotch floating in my pool. It was a bit sad after all the work my daughter and I put in to keep her safe.

    So here we are about a year later with another baby bird, but it appears we have a better ending. How do you like that?!

    I would say that God really knows how to get my attention and give me a good lesson. At this point I’m tempted to provide my interpretation of the meaning, but I’m pretty certain that would just make a mess of it.

    God bless everyone. Jesus, we trust in You!

  15. pelianitoon 09 May 2012 at 7:17 am

    Your stories don’t need interpretation MP. They speak volumes! :) Praised be Jesus!

  16. June1on 09 May 2012 at 10:25 am

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    Maybe some of you know about this already, but there is a sort of Facebook for us pro-lifers! :)

    It’s called ProLifeBook. I really hate Facebook but I joined this social network site because it’s a way we can rally, organize and share about the pro-life movement. Let me know if you’re joining and I’ll divulge my name so we can be friends! FRIENDS! LOL.

  17. Mariaon 09 May 2012 at 2:34 pm


    I would like to share that I feel a bit hesitant to recite any prayers regarding binding and rejecting spirits. Perhaps its just coincidence but when I recite these prayers I have noticed something negative happens to my children. Could this be the enemy attacking me through my children? Of course this coincidence deters me from saying these prayers. I would kindly appreciate your thoughts since I would like to say these prayers to protect my family but at the same time I’m a bit afraid because I feel that I’m treading ground that could be dangerous, although reading everyones comments here it doesn’t appear to be so.

    Thank you

  18. Ginaon 09 May 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hi June1. I signed up. Thanks for letting us know. You can search for me under Regina. Postal Code 83854.

  19. Sr Lorraineon 09 May 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Maria, I also feel a bit hesitant about those prayers, since it can be dangerous at times to address evil spirits directly, even in a prayer to cast them out. That is why the Church is cautious even about which priests can do exorcisms. Instead, I think it’s best to invoke the protection of St. Michael, and to use holy water in your home. The sacramental of blessed salt is also good. The prayer used in the blessing says “Wherever this salt and water are sprinkled, drive away the power of evil and protect us always by the presence of your Holy Spirit.” The prayer is from the blessing of salt sometimes done at Mass, so it has the power of the Church’s prayer behind it.

  20. Ginaon 09 May 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Hello Maria:
    You are prudent to be cautious. In Jude 1:9 it says: “But even the Archangel Michael, when he was disputing the devil about the body of Moses, did NOT DARE to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “The LORD rebuke you!”. Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand…
    Furthermore, in 2 Peter 2: 11, it says: Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings. Yet, even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the prescence of the LORD.
    I have many dear Evangelical friends who constantly rebuke satan. I realize we are under the power of the blood but I choose to be cautious when it comes to Powers and Principalities I do not understand and are far more intelligent than I am.
    Besides, if I can ask the LORD to rebuke them, why not. HIS is the power and authority they are under. Therefore, I always humbly ask the LORD to rebuke any spirits, the devil, etc. And when someone does it in my prescence, I quietly pray for protection for myself and all others in the room (as I am cringing)!
    Others may disagree with me and that’s fine but I would much rather be humble and cautious.

  21. pelianitoon 09 May 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I have heard this before that we are not to address evil spirits directly but to ask the Lord to rebuke them, or to rebuke them in the third person in the name of Jesus. For instance instead of saying, “In the name of Jesus I rebuke you…,” we could say, “In the name of Jesus I rebuke any evil spirits…” However, the St. Michael prayer is certainly a safe bet in every case. And let’s not forget the Lord’s Prayer–deliver us from evil…Amen.

  22. Kathy AEon 09 May 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I love all the bird stories that have appeared on Peli’s blog. For some time I have been contemplating sharing a poem that I wrote years ago (I am a published poet, but not widely known). Because I think it would have great meaning to our little community here, I’ll share it.
    “Let my tongue be silent
    if ever I forget You.”
    The souls of birds fill their hollow bones,
    lighter than the bright side of thistles.
    Their clear cries sweep through the mist
    till morning breathes green and fresh again,
    and paradise seems more than possible.
    The milk of kindness gathers to a quill.

    God is rich in mercy. So are the birds
    who rise to innocence from heavy dark,
    their chaste choir as pure as a lark.
    The Weird of God, remotest mystery,
    distills then to the single breaking key
    of a bird at prayer, impaled on a note.

    What round eye is this that sees born
    the folded leaf, the whole world of the thorn?

    (“Weird” is an ancient word referring to the preternatural or supernatural, strangeness, or destiny or fate. In this context it refers to the mystery of God, His “strangeness” or otherworldliness. “Weird” also hints at the Word–as God’s “strangeness” or mystery is distilled, spoken, or manifested in Jesus crucified: in the “single breaking key of a bird at prayer, impaled on a note.”

  23. Kathy AEon 09 May 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Just a note, if anyone would like to read any more of my writings, find them here:
    I’ve so much more to post, but just haven’t been getting around to it. I spend more time on my spiritual websites!

  24. pelianitoon 10 May 2012 at 7:17 am

    Beautiful Kathy! Much to ponder!

  25. June1on 10 May 2012 at 7:21 am

    Hi, Family!

    I was just reading the latest article on Spirit Daily (about the boy from Kibeho who allegedly saw Jesus), and this part near the end leaped out at me:

    ‘Jesus will appear in an explosion of dreams during this time, said the alleged, unapproved revelation — something that also had been implied by the Venezuelan mystic, Maria Esperanza (who also said there would be great quakes because the earth’s core is out of balance but who emphasized that we were not facing the world’s end, as did the “1990 prophecy”).’

    This makes me think so much of all of us here on Peli’s blog. Dreams are a huge, recurring theme here. They can’t just be arbitrary. The above quote (whether authentic or not) really gives me the feeling that the Lord is trying to communicate something important to us.

  26. Carolon 10 May 2012 at 8:41 am

    I don’t know how to address this but I read the news on spirit daily, our presidents endorsement , abortion and Israel and Iran! All of it! My heart breaks I can only imagine- what does God feel! The closer I get to God lately tbe more I cry and I’m crying fir everything’s that’s sooo wrong! I am and was tbe worse sinner! My question is if I think someone is an or the Antichrist do I still pray for that persons soul? I know God sees all but I’m hating this world! I’m bawling my head off and can’t believe people can’t see the evil! I’m not at the beautiful level of being spiritual or intelligence as all of you, I weep when I’m on here this blog , everything gies directly to my soul , I keep telling God I’m sorry for eveyibe and I’ll love him for tbe people who don’t-do I still pray for our leaders that to me seem so evil?? God Bless us all!

  27. Mariaon 10 May 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you, Sr. Lorraine , Gina and Pelianito for your replies. I’m still a bit of a toddler in the faith (although I did convert a long time ago) but I find it very hard to commit to a daily prayer schedule or spiritual life. I’m on and off all the time, not disciplened at all with my prayer life and always struggling. For the time being since I really don’t fully understand this area and am very cautious, I’ll just continue to pray the St. Michael prayer and the Rosary for now. When I say these prayers I feel so much Peace.

  28. pelianitoon 10 May 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Carol God seems to be using you to make reparation for the sin and evil in the world. Offer your sadness with that of the Blessed Mother at the foot of the cross in reparation and for the conversion of sinners. I don’t think it is necessary to speculate on who the anti-christ is. St. Paul tells us there are many, meaning that the spirit of the ac is in a lot of people. Lord have mercy on us sinners and on the whole world.

  29. pelianitoon 10 May 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Maria peace is a good indicator of what God is calling you to.

  30. Carolon 10 May 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Adams tumor was completely removed! Praise my Father and thank you EVERYone!!! God is sooo Good!!!! Thank you for Adams prayers and I see conversion in his family!!

  31. Jameson 10 May 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I will breach the subject… I was highly distrubed that president Obama was quoting scripture to defend gay marriage, This set off immediate alarm bells in my soul. Pray brothers and sisters for I see persecution NOW to our Catholic Christian faith. The worst part of it is that many so-called Catholics will aid and abet this intrinsically evil assualt on Gods Family. Holy Family…Jesus Mary Joseph…pray for us.

  32. LauraLeeon 10 May 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Dearest James – thank you so much for your input. I ordered the Scapular of Benediction and Protection to add to my spiritual arsenal. Thank you James and may God continue to bless and protect you and all those you love.

    Dearest Carol – I too have felt an overwhelming sadness in regard to all that I see and hear going on in the world. I have been experiencing this deep sadness and anxiousness for the past month or so.

    I see people blithely, carelessly sinning, offending the Lord God and I find myself crying and apologizing to Jesus for all that I know offends Him.

    I have been thinking on how horrifying it must be for a soul to enter into hell … eternal torment and pain … eternal despair and anguish … a complete and utter loss of God our Father … surrounded by demons … that poor soul!! How all of heaven must grieve!!! May the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ save each and every one of us, especially those in most danger of entering hell!!!

    At first I was confused … why am I so sad? Why is it so easy for me to cry? Where is my faith? Is my faith weak? Where is my hope and joy in the Incarnation and Resurrection? I searched inside myself and prayed on it. Then I came across the image of Our Lady of LaSalette. She is depicted seated on a stone, her elbows resting on her knees and her face buried in her hands. She is crying. According to the children, Our Lady wept the whole time she spoke to them. She told them that unless people repented she would be forced to let go the arm of her son because it had become so heavy. Her grief was great.

    Strange as it sounds, I took courage from this. My sadness is not due to a loss of faith or hope. I look to Our Lady and see that she cries not for loss of hope or faith but for the loss of souls, unless those souls repent. My grief over the loss of souls lends a deeper passion to my prayers. This is a great grace because my heart is more engaged in praying for souls; my own soul as well. Jesus, Mary, & Joseph, I love you!!! Save souls!!!

    So Carol, as Peli offered, let us unite our deep-felt sorrows and our tears with our Sorrowful and Immaculate Mother and through her make reparation for souls to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. I remind myself … we win!!

    All of you on Peli’s blog are in my prayers … readers and writers alike :)

  33. pelianitoon 10 May 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Praise to the Lord Carol! May little Adam be a beacon of light for his family. “God is sooo Good!!!!” Amen!

  34. pelianitoon 10 May 2012 at 9:20 pm

    LauraLee and Carol, I felt the Lord tell me once about a face that is distorted with grief for souls: “It is the face of one who loves.” That is why Our Mother cries so much–it is the face of one who loves.

  35. Mary Thereseon 10 May 2012 at 9:56 pm

    My husband is doing better–every prayer has been needed –during and after his open heart surgery. He does have a number of complications, so continued prayer is so appreciated, but the initial healing has begun–Praise God! And thank you all here…

  36. pelianitoon 11 May 2012 at 6:02 am

    Thanks for the update MT. He is in our daily prayers.

  37. Carolon 11 May 2012 at 8:26 am

    Thank you all! Obama actually scares me and mad!!So I get what your saying James. Laura Lee that makes sense and I feel that way too, and did and always offer it friend days my blinders have been lifted . The more I pray the more I love and hate the world. I cry at the mention of Jesus’ name- love. I cry for the world and apologize over and over. Prayer does bring us closer to God and some days I could burst. I just wish people would wake up. They look at me like I’m nuts if I explain or try to explain this love and feeling you get when you pray!! I told my friend over tea last night I cry for them What’s wrong with me? Prayer! Gods love ! Praising! Beauty! I’m so glad I came to this site! Thank you all! The best part is I LOVE to pray now and all the talk about the end of the world isn’t so bad when you have God!! I still have a long way to go in learning and conversion- it’s been five years since my mom died- that’s what brought me back , my moms death. Plus I’m sure her praying for all of us!! All and I mean every iota of Glory goes to God! You are all in my prayers as well please keep me and my family in yours! Thank you very much!!!

  38. lizon 11 May 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Thankyou Pelianito and all on this blog for your prayers. My nephew Ryan is home in Regina and has agreed to go in for treatment. Give glory to God! Thankyou and God bless.

  39. Carolon 11 May 2012 at 3:11 pm

    My sweet little child, let me comfort you.  I am wrapping my loving arms around you to enfold you in my love.” from live in his love > tears of joy lol I was reading these from Jesus and this struck me, in the hospital when my mom was dying I held onto her hand ( figuring I’m not letting her die) I reverted back to a child , being 39 lol! I did not want my mom to die I was devastated ! I kept having panic attacks etc. I wasn’t very spiritual at that time. But I prayed , God knew my feelings- as I held my moms hand in mine I felt someone hug me from behind, thinking it was
    My son I turned around and no one was there, I felt every hair stand on end, almost like I was calmed and soothed immediately , almost dream state. No pounding heart or shakey hands sweat or fear. I often wondered who hugged and soothed me, I was thinking my mom but she didn’t pass yet. This answers my question! It was Jesus. I had such a fear of death but I sat there and watched my mom whom I loved so much die and it was Beautiful!!how much more love from Him can I and we take!? Jesus you know I love You !!! Thank you!

  40. Noelon 11 May 2012 at 8:29 pm

    A bird story from MP, hooray! MP, you’ve been deeply missed.

    As one with lots of bird experience I can only stand in awe of the story. Much of this isn’t ‘normal’ for wild birds. But many saints had unusual relationships with wildlife. St. Francis, of course is well known, but my patron, St. Columba of Iona, also spoke to animals and they obeyed him.

    I think the Lord sent this little sister of Butterscotch to heal your heart of the loss of the other bird. It may seem like such a small thing – after all, birds die all the time and we see them on the sidewalk, or the feathers that remain from a hawk attack, and what of it? But I deal with baby birds, and there’s nothing sadder than a bird, a few days old, dead because it got caught where it couldn’t get out, drowned (they can drown in 1/4 inch of water, or worse, couldn’t get out of the egg and died there, completely whole but without the breath of life. MP, I’ll bet you took Butterscotch and prayed, and breathed those prayers into that little body, but there was no stir. God said, ‘Not yet, my Brother,’ and you buried the bird.

    But now your heart is healed by this vigorous sibling, and in the manner of wild birds, they will return year after year to entrust their young to your trees, your kindness and the safety of your yard.

    There is a psalm that describes this depression you mentioned. The Psalmist glooms and can’t find any reason to hope. Then he goes into the house of God and his perspective changes. He sees the ‘end of the wicked’, and also that he has been ‘like a brute beast before You,’ without understanding. We’ve all been there – me first in line. Then God sends unmistakable mercies and we are undone by His goodness.

    Yes, the world is becoming much more the Enemy’s oyster. When there is no prayer, open sin, and that which is evil is exalted among men, the devil is much afoot. The Name of Jesus never fails. ‘At the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow.’ We do not have to rebuke the demons – they flee at the Name of Jesus. In terrible dreams where I am attacked, if I can get out the Name, they’re gone, although the room vibrates with the horror of it all.

    I like the prayers on the St. Benedict medal, too. Worth memorizing. ‘Do not persuade me to vanity…’that’s where all those grim and angry thoughts start to lead us further on the road to the enemy’s kingdom where there is no mercy, only anger, judgement and depression.

    Also, as has been said: blessed salt and holy water in which the salt has been used. According to the Roman Rite, though, not just a quick sign of the cross from an overworked priest. The Roman Rite contains prayers first of exorcism of the materials of salt and water, then lays on these elements prayers against the enemy and his work, sickness, etc. A good priest will make some for you if you agree to use it wisely or report its use to him. I have seen healings from the application of this water, and I believe in the protection it has.

    Blessings to all the Peli family. I pray for you but have been very busy playing funerals lately, to my sorrow, so not much time to post.

  41. pelianitoon 11 May 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Carol I used to cry a lot when I prayed too. I think the Lord gives us these consolations in the beginning. However, there often comes a time when he takes them away. We have to pray just as hard when there are no consolations, when prayer is sometimes hard work. In truth, it is in dry times that our prayers mean the most. Praise God for his consolations and praise God if he removes them. May God be praised in all things.

  42. Kathy AEon 11 May 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Carol, I understand completely. I wept for months when I came back to the Church. I felt so unworthy and thankful. Such a fullness of heart needs an outlet. But the early church, especially the Eastern Orthodox tradition, recognizes “the gift of tears”. You may find these articles helpful:





    I own the book by Father George A. Maloney, S.J. It’s such a wonderful book. I recommend it highly. One section is on PENTHOS (sorrow) and THE GIFT OF TEARS. You are blessed. As Peli says, be thankful for your tears, and be thankful for the dry times which test our fidelity.

  43. Kathy AEon 11 May 2012 at 10:43 pm

    All of you will probably love this beautiful passage of Isaac the Syrian ( a bishop from the 700′s) from the first site mentioned:
    “In Isaac the Syrian, compassion and tears of love open up to embrace the whole of created reality, including those elements which are usually thought to be inimical to human life. In a celebrated passage, the bishop of Nineveh is asked: “What is a compassionate heart?” He answers:

    The heart that is inflamed in this way embraces the entire creation – man, birds, animals and even demons. At the recollection of them, and at the sight of them, such a man’s eyes fill with tears that arise from the great compassion which presses on his heart. The heart grows tender and cannot endure to hear of or look upon any injury or even the smallest suffering inflicted upon anything in creation. For this reason such a man prays increasingly with tears even for irrational animals and for the enemies of truth and for all who harm it, that they may be guarded and be forgiven. The compassion which pours out from his heart without measure, like God’s, extends even to reptiles.”

  44. Carolon 12 May 2012 at 8:51 am

    Noel yes I agree with what you said. I had a St Benedict medal I bought for my whole family! I had to bring a client to tbe hospital and in tbe next little room was a man about 20, he was schizophrenic , describing all the voices it scared me, but at the same time I felt so sad. My first instinct was to give him my St Benedict medal, I placed it in his hand and he stared at it, I looked back as I was leaving and he still held it in the palm of his hand staring! I’m pretty sure God wanted me to do that. Peli yes I get dry spells as the say , padre pio says that’s when Jesus is closest to us and that soothes me. For a while I thought maybe I had a type of depression or so people tell me lol but I think its not that I’m sure it’s my soul being cleansed? I can’t describe it I just know that it’s prayer and God . I’m not worthy I tell you I’ve been horrible like the things people are doing lately- I was once there too Noel , still find im sinning and never want to go back to my old self, I deserve the pit for what I’ve done and am soooo thankful that God forgives me! Most of my praising is due to him accepting me back , forgiving me and now I know he loves me. To me it’s real and true. I once had a few months back that the evil one can make you be obsessed with God or praising? It bothered me and I backed off from loving and praising and I thought wait a minute! I’ll praise him til tbe day I die and never think twice ! god knows I just want to eat this site up! Lol! I feel so much love abd peace here! It’s good! Thank you! Could I ask for more? God bless all! Your dreams are beautiful and so are the bird stories! I’m pushing this site on my fb and to friends! Hope that’s ok. I came from another well known site out there – I think all on there should come here and feel what I’m feeling! I bought He and I again bawling my head off. Not even half way through when my friend wanted it!

  45. pelianitoon 12 May 2012 at 10:26 am

    Carol you are a beautiful witness! Praise God!

    Now that I remember, St. Francis of Assisi cried so much his eyes were damaged! “The face of one who loves!”

  46. Edithon 12 May 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you Kathy AE for the references to those websites – so much spiritual wealth for us to comtemplate!

  47. Carolon 12 May 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you . May God bless us and have mercy on us!

  48. Lucyon 13 May 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Peli, did you see this ? Let us pray…

    (Note from Pelianito…Yes I did. Friends, to see the whole article on the continued moratorium on Luisa’s writings, please click on the link.)

  49. Irish7on 13 May 2012 at 7:46 pm

    This is probably a silly question, but how do all of you get your blessed salt? Is it essential to have a priest do it or is there a prayer we can say over it at home? I feel a bit sheepish tracking down one of our overworked and overwhelmed priests to bless it for me. Thoughts?:

  50. LauraLeeon 14 May 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Dearest Irish7,
    I order my blessed salt from They are a great site for sacramentals.

  51. Sr Lorraineon 14 May 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Irish, you might ask the sacristan at your church if there is any in the sacristy, if you don’t want to ask the priest. If the priests at your parish ever do the blessing of salt and water at Mass in place of the penitential rite, they will have it.

  52. Irish7on 15 May 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you for the great ideas LauraLee and Sr Lorraine!!

  53. Dee Orgeronon 23 Jul 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Do you know where I can buy the Scapular of the Benedtion of Protection at a good price?I need to buy 15 of them.

  54. pelianitoon 23 Jul 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Dee you should post your comment under the newest blog entry so that other blog readers will see it. I can’t help you with your request but perhaps others can.

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