Jun 17 2012

All the power of all the anitchrists in history are but a spec of dust on the scale compared to the glory and power of the Almighty God…

Published by at 10:03 pm under antichrist,Hope,Illumination,Joy,Mercy,Prayer,Sinners

2 John 1:7 Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh; such is the deceitful one and the antichrist.

“My beloved children, how far must you look to find the spirit of the antichrist? He is in your midst, I tell you. He is found to some degree in all who deny that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. The spirit of the antichrist grows in power. But, my children, all the power of all the antichrists in history are but a spec of dust on the scale compared to the glory and power of the Almighty God. Does he think he has triumphed? I will slay him with the breath of my mouth. Children be joyful; remain at peace. Those you have given me with your heartfelt prayers I have not spurned. Your loved ones I love as my own. Continue your fervent prayers and sacrifices so that on the day of illumination they will turn to me and live. If I showed you all the great sinners of the world who converted to me, you would be filled with hope. If you saw the effects of the prayers of my faithful little ones, you would not cease to offer supplications for poor sinners. Children—pray!”

O my Jesus, your mercy is unimaginable! We place all our hope in the promise of your mercy. We adore all your holy attributes, for your perfection and goodness are our eternal hope. We draw our strength from the promise we have in Christ Jesus our beloved Savior and Friend. Jesus we trust in you! Amen.

65 responses so far

65 Responses to “All the power of all the anitchrists in history are but a spec of dust on the scale compared to the glory and power of the Almighty God…”

  1. ajon 17 Jun 2012 at 10:14 pm

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

    JESUS we Trust in YOU…have mercy on us and on the whole world.

  2. Mary Thereseon 17 Jun 2012 at 10:35 pm

    You have answered the great question of my heart, Dearest Jesus, will you save those I love who are sinning so horribly and not availing themselves of the sacrament of the remission of sins… YOU have given a resounding “YES” to me! For this I most humbly thank YOU and ask that You help me to never forget this “YES” of Yours… Jesus, I trust in YOU! Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you, save souls…

  3. Kathy AEon 17 Jun 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Surely we will not be disappointed in our thirst for souls—what more could the Sacred Heart want for us than that we share His own cruel thirst? And Mary’s thirst? Of course, our thirst includes first and foremost our own territory of souls, those of family and closest friends. Our suffering is our longing for their eternal salvation. St. Monica was reassured that a child of so much prayer (St. Augustine, her son) surely would not be lost—and what a wonder of the faith he turned out to be!
    I was so touched by this excerpt of the VICTIM SOULS’ blogger. It describes so well the way we sometimes feel, spiritually disjointed, so to speak:
    “As for true peace, this soul continues to be genderless, and nothing, and nesting within the Sacred Heart–even if sort of flopped part-way out of the nest in moments of fright or in childish leaps, attempts to leap from the nest. Jesus’ Heart holds us like a mother bird’s beak gripping its young from too bad a fall. We’re still nesting within His Heart despite the strong winds arising, challenging, but really rather natural in the ways of the world. (Cited by “nothing” the user name of the blogger of VICTIM SOULS OF THE SACRED HEART)
    I love that he uses the word “nesting” to describe our attempts to live and move in the Sacred Heart—and in the Immaculate Heart of our Mother as well. How warm to cozy up to such a Heart! If we nest always in that loving Heart, or even try to nest there, what need have we to fear the anti-Christ?

  4. Juliaon 18 Jun 2012 at 3:35 am

    I love it when Our Lord tells it like it is.

    He is mightier than any one or anything, and we need to be encouraged. Praised be Jesus and Mary.

  5. Juliaon 18 Jun 2012 at 3:36 am

    Thank You Lord for reminding us of Who You really are.

    How encouraging.

  6. Mariaon 18 Jun 2012 at 5:56 am

    I almost can`t believe it, if it weren’t for the fact that God has consoled me in the way I least expect it so many times now and always leaving me pleasantly suprised.

    I had a terrible day yesterday fighting with my husband and 3 teenagers (mind you after confession and Mass) and finished the day being angry with God. I began to reproach Him not answering my conversion prayers for my husband (I’ve been praying for his conversion for 17 years) I also reproached the Lord of not listening to all my heartfelt prayers for my children as I see them now distancing themselves more and more from God especially my eldest who has left the sacraments for 3 years now and is living a wholehearted hedonistic lifstyle loving every minute of it and inevitably influencing more or less his younger brother and sister.

    I must admit I’ve felt disheartened often especially once my eldest became a teenager, however, God has been there on numerous occasions, but yesterday was one of those days where I saw it all black and was giving up.

    O Lord you know I needed to hear these words, Thank you! Sorry I lost hope.

    Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in you.

  7. June1on 18 Jun 2012 at 7:41 am

    Maria, that is my worst nightmare. Lately, I’ve actually been praying for my husband and son–who is still a toddler–, something that, for some reason, I never really did before. I’m definitely praying for you. Please try reaching out to St. Monica. She, too, had a pagan husband and child and had her heart pierced with sorrow over so many years. But she won Heaven for them, so it is not impossible. St. Rita also had a very similar story.

  8. Edithon 18 Jun 2012 at 8:03 am

    Wow, what a tremendously encouraging message to us all! And how providential is the mention of the hope to be gained through sinners’ conversion stories, just after I’d posted that link yesterday to a particularly inspirational conversion story!! Let us indeed be encouraged to continue to pray, as Our Lord has requested.

  9. Siobhanon 18 Jun 2012 at 8:37 am

    Thank you Dear Lord. This was so comforting. It’s so easy to get down and depressed with everything we see happening in our families, countries and the world. You are the Victorious Lord! Your promise is certain. It’s just a matter of time before you renew the face of the earth. Sorry for my anger, impatience, and selfishness. Please help me to continue to pray for everyone I love and not to get frustrated. Pull us all into the ark and save us. Our Lady and Mother, pray for us.

  10. Lynnon 18 Jun 2012 at 8:54 am

    Alleluia, Lord! God reigns forever! Thank you dear Jesus for these words that are like cool water in a dry desert. Heavenly Father, please bless Peli and all her loved ones for her mission and faithfulness.

    Jesus Mary and Joseph I love you, save souls! Is the constant prayer of my heart all day, everyday , everywhere I am as I try to cover my corner of the world with His love and mercy. Amen, amen, amen.

    Maria, stay at peace. I once read how peace can save a thousand souls. The Lord is nearer than you think. Try to remember that when the enemy sows the seeds of discord and division in your family. It is you he is striking at because he wants you to.give up your prayers. Apparently your efforts are having an effect and the devil knows it. Ask Mary and the angels protection and keep on praying. I know your situation well because my former husband and my oldest son verbally abuse me and bully me terribly when I get near them. But they need my prayers so I’m not giving up as long as God will supply me the grace and strength to hang in there with prayer. God.bless you and I will pray for you and your family.

  11. Siobhanon 18 Jun 2012 at 9:07 am

    Peli, as per your approval -

    I found this recently on YouTube and though it was made in 1987 and still speaks of the Soviet Union, I think it’s still pertinent because CULTURAL MARXISM is still very much with us with all of its evil results. It’s called “Now You Have Been Warned: Prophetic Events To Come. It’s in 9 parts and each section is about 10 minutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gt68gyVusw

    (Note from Pelianito: I don’t have time to view the entire series. For your discernment.)

  12. Danielleon 18 Jun 2012 at 10:03 am

    Maria: I felt your frustration and your anxiety reading your post. Please no longer feel that way – although I know it is EXTREMELY hard. I always understand though I don’t always practise it, that the BEST way to show someone how FABULOUS it is to be one with and of Christ is to LIVE it. Anytime I get into an argument with a loved one, I actually have started to TALK myself out of continuing an argument or out of getting the ‘last say’. It’s kind of like those athletes – you know you see the tennis players and footballers muttering things to themselves when they feel as though they’re not doing their best – they actually talk themselves into improving their performance. So try that – it’s MORE WORK, don’t get me wrong! The results, however, are astonishing, I find. Let the arguments END with YOU!! When your husband and kids find a happier person in you – not a fighting, tired, “nagging” person – they will wonder what’s happening. Kill them with love, kindness and peace. You will see the results….and of course: keep on PRAYING, especially to Our Mother…she’s a WONDERFUL when it comes to those matters. I am praying for you ALL!

  13. Carol Son 18 Jun 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Jesus Oh Jesus!! Thank you for your Mercy! Jesus Mary and Joseph, I LOVE you, save souls!

  14. anneon 18 Jun 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Thank You Lord,again. i notice in this message there is the mention of the spirit of antichrist and then in the mention of HE. The spirit of antichrist has always been and there have been many antichrist figures. However, are we now hearing in this message of the final personification of such a one??
    Our world is now so full of compromise and we are being cleansed and illumined so we can see more clearly the closer we come to Our Lord. Read again Last Hour by Mallett. He mentions that we must stay in the Sacred Heart and that we will see the lies, we will SEE more clearly the antichrist and know not to follow. I see the connection between this message and that of Mark Malletts.

  15. Jameson 18 Jun 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Maria…it is a struggle…but God will be faithful and your husband and children will not perish. Once the illumination occurs , your husband and children will thankyou for your sacrafices. God has his own timing and life is a process of conversion for all of us. Just know God has not forsaken you…but calls you to conversion of heart also. It aint easy and sometimes we fall and fall hard but God promises us in the end it will be OK…God always works toward our good…even if we cant see it in the moment. So take heart and be of good cheer sister…Gods got it all under control. May the peace of our loving Christ that surpasses all understanding…be yours now and forever.

  16. Paula n.z.on 18 Jun 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Oh how we pray for our children! Of my five children the two who are the furtherest away in their Catholic Faith live with a Catholic Church at the corner of their Street, just a very short walk. I wonder if God has put them there to be ready for the ‘Illumination’. ( One shifted there just last month) I pray and ask the Saint that the church is named after, to draw them back. On the other hand the two sons who are most fervent in their Faith, good Catholic family men, have a half hour drive to their Parish Church.
    God’s mysterious ways.

  17. Jeanneon 18 Jun 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Maria, we have a saying in our family that it is right after Confession that the worst problems can erupt. The devil wastes no time in sabotaging us.
    Regarding the salvation of our children, I am so grateful to our Jesus for His words of assurance.
    I had just finished reading a chapter of a children’s book, Catholic World Culture by Seton Press, about St. Bridget of Sweden and because of her 30 years of praying for her son, Charles, the Lord had granted him the grace of final perserverance and “would usher him into eternal life.”
    And so for our children, and all troubled youth, let us continue with fortitude…..Onward Christian Soldiers……

  18. Paula n.z.on 18 Jun 2012 at 9:13 pm

    further to my last post; I also pray for the Holy Souls of the Parishes my children live in, I can always use their help when they make it to Heaven. I love all aspects of the Communion of Saints, all helping.

  19. Cindy Luon 18 Jun 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Lord! Keep me strong and planted in Your will till my dying breath, AMEN!

  20. June1on 19 Jun 2012 at 4:27 am

    Some consoling words from the diary of St. Faustina:

    “January 7. During the Holy Hour, the Lord allowed me to taste His Passion. I shared in the bitterness of the suffering that filled His soul to overflowing. Jesus gave me to understand how a soul should be faithful to prayer despite torments, dryness and temptations; because oftentimes the realization of God’s great plans depends mainly on such prayer. If we do not persevere in such prayer, we frustrate what the Lord wanted to do through us or within us. Let every soul remember these words: “And being in anguish, He prayed longer.” I always prolong such prayer as much as is in my power and in conformity with my duty.” Notebook 2, 872.

  21. Marianna3on 19 Jun 2012 at 7:12 am

    Maria and June1, I just read your comments and it gives me consolation to know others are trying to persevere as well. I have been praying for my husband’s conversion and our three children as well. My 20 y/o daughter has not been practicing her faith and I have been feeling just like Maria. Yesterday I walked past a statue of St. Rita and begged her to intercede for their conversion. It is so trying at times, but I do believe God is merciful and will hear our prayers. Your families will be in my prayers as well–we’re all in this together. God bless you.

  22. pelianitoon 19 Jun 2012 at 7:31 am

    June1 I was just thinking of St. Faustina when I read your comment. The promises of Jesus associated with this devotion are so consoling.

    “I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer: O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You” (Diary 187).

  23. Jameson 19 Jun 2012 at 9:03 am

    I think we all got spouses, sons or daughters… who we know that need the sacraments in thier lives. I’m reminded of Mrs Molteni who has passed on now. She had 7 kids, 6 of them were girls and 1 boy. While they were in grade school thier dad suddenly died of a heart attack. Mrs Molteni went to work as a nurse at night so she slept most of the days. Well those girls went wild and Barry the boy being the only male child about lost his mind trying to keep his wild sisters in line and out of trouble. All of them fell out of the Church…but Mrs Molteni just kept going to mass every Sunday and saying the Rosary. You know what? You guessed it right…after 30 years they all reconciled with the Church and have returned to the sacraments. Sometimes we get in a hurry…but God always hears the cry of a mother and given time will make it right. Godbless!

  24. Janon 19 Jun 2012 at 1:01 pm

    A few months back during Adoration I began praying for my children and their return to the church. I picked up a booklet
    and began praying to the face of Jesus (something I had never prayed before). When I returned to my car and checked my phone there was a message from my daughter inviting me to the Philadelphia Art Museum to see Michelangelo’s Faces of Jesus.

  25. Mary Thereseon 19 Jun 2012 at 2:23 pm

    This information just came in from the Our Lady of America Newsletter of June, 19 2012:

    Message of Our Lady of America Resonates in Hope of Pope Benedict XVI

    Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States on April 23, 2012, spoke at Columbus, Ohio and revealed the important mission which His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, hopes the Catholics of the United States of America will accomplish:

    “The church in the United States should lead the entire church in the world” in a revitalization effort, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said. “This is a great task, but you have the determination and the grace to do it. This I know is the vision of the Holy Father regarding the church in the United States.”

    The messages of Our Lady of America in February 1958 contain this same theme:

    “America, the United States in particular, is being given the tremendous, yet privileged, opportunity to lead all nations in a spiritual renewal never before so necessary, so important, so vital.”

    http://www.OurLadyofAmerica.org

  26. LauraLeeon 19 Jun 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I am a big believer in talking to our guardian angels. I also talk to the guardian angels of my family members and I ask for their help whenever there is discord in the family.

    Padre Pio says that we should cultivate our relationship with our guardian angels; they are a great advocate and protector for us. They always behold the beatific vision and they fought alongside Michael when Satan was cast from heaven. They are mighty in God. Satan runs in fear from our holy angels.

    Whenever I invite my angel along with the holy angels of my family members to help us, especially in times of discord and fighting, I am never disappointed. I watch in awe and thanksgiving as things calm and hearts open.

    I offer this to all here who suffer with family fighting, division, fallen-away family members, trial and tribulation within the home. Please call on the holy guardian angels. May God bless, protect and save each one of us and all those we love.

    I hold each of you in my prayers. Please hold me in yours.

  27. ajon 19 Jun 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Great Words of Wisdom Dani!!!

    “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You”

    JESUS I Trust in YOU!!!

  28. Noelon 20 Jun 2012 at 1:08 am

    To pray and not lose heart….that’s the key.

    Just before I logged on I was meditating on the American Bps’ call to prayer June 23 through July 4, for revival in the nation and for the wicked bill that would force all church to accept abortion/contraception as part of their employee benefits to be struck down.

    Frankly, I’ve been through so many such calls and often it seems to do no good. I was tempted to just throw up my hands and do nothing. Then I remembered that Scripture passage above, about Jesus parable, how we should ‘pray and not lose heart’, the parable of the unjust judge. I called to mind the times prayer and fasting did work – one election hung by a thread and there was a call for men to pray and fast. My husband was among these, and the election turned toward righteousness. Many are calling for another Awakening, such as swept the USA in 1730 and again in the 1800s.

    I’ve read these historical accounts since I live near some churches where the events took place, and the accounts of those times are just as dire as ours. The ‘rising generation’ (we would say our kids) were just as careless of their souls, there was much wickedness and many churches simply closed because no one cared to attend any more. Yet, God sent preachers and He acted, and there were few wonderful events that did not have behind them some old ladies (mothers, aunts, godmothers) or obscure, faithful old men who had prayed in spite of the loss of any visible hope.

    May the Lord give us this grace: to pray and not lose heart, to meditate on His power rather than on the power of the world and its ability to draw souls away.

    As many of you know, we had just about despaired that Pippo, one of our breeding male turkeys, would ever be anything but dangerously mean. He was being kept in a pen that even I didn’t enter without a stick to keep him back because the only thing on his mind seemed to be attacking someone. Then came the breakthrough that he would accept food from the Farmer through the fence without trying to bite fingers (and believe me, a full-grown turkey beak is able to inflict some serious injury.)

    This past week it was decided that we should try for a few more poults before retiring our stud males and Pippo’s genetic line has been good. So with all breaths being held, he was put into a larger pen with some hens.

    At first if a human approached, he would throw himself against the fence in a frenzied attempt to attack, but for the first time he seemed to realize it wasn’t really accomplishing anything. He actually began to soften, the tough, stubborn old bird. And his favorite target, the Farmer, began to actually be able to enter the pen without a stick in hand.

    One farm helper came in complaining that he couldn’t do anything to get ‘that bird’ to go into the pen although night was coming. The Farmer went out, said a few words and Pippo went in quietly. His attempts to peck out the window are feeble, in comparison to before. I never expected to see any change in that bird in spite of all kinds of prayer. If Pippo, dim as the soul of a fowl must be, can change, anything can happen.

  29. June1on 20 Jun 2012 at 3:44 am

    I have to share what happened yesterday. I wanted to get some laundry going and then run out with my little guy for groceries, but a friend came by, so I had to choose which one to do. Since the fridge was nearly empty, we went to Wal-Mart. I’ve never been to Wal-Mart on a Tuesday evening, and was surprised at the few people that were there. Normally when I go, it’s in the afternoon and it’s packed.

    It was almost eerie. But the creepiest part was yet to come. As we went up and down the aisles, an announcement played over the speakers. The man said that the credit and debit machines were down, so payment could only be in cash. I froze, since I always use my debit, but then remembered that, thank GOD, I still had the $60 my mother-in-law gave me as a birthday present (she wanted me to use it to get a manicure/pedicure). I had been about to leave it at home, thinking I didn’t need it, but God stopped me.

    Relief washed over me, but as the store thinned out even more and some people at the cashiers started getting upset, it hit me how dependent we are on little pieces of plastic. How terrifying. Maybe I should keep more cash on hand, as the most I usually have on me fifty cents… if that!

  30. Mary Thereseon 20 Jun 2012 at 7:06 am

    I had the understanding that I would be in Adoration daily as I went to Church on Sunday and then read this message later that day:

    http://divinemercyillumination.blogspot.com/2012/06/cast-out-all-fear-when-it-arises.html

    I have asked the Lord to help me and I found some unique ways to fit it into my days specifically. When you “come on hands (and feet)”, I believe that means that Adoration through the media is also a way to do this… And so I begin my day with my walk and My Jesus on http://savior.org/

  31. pelianitoon 20 Jun 2012 at 7:25 am

    Thanks Noel! I LOVE a conversion story and this one is destined to be a classic! :) It gives us hope so it must be from the Lord who never gives up on us cantankerous old birds.

  32. Lucy Patieron 20 Jun 2012 at 7:51 am

    http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/upload/Litany-for-Liberty-2.pdf

    Beloved Pelianito family :

    Above is the link to the Fortnight of Prayer for Religious Freedom proclaimed by the USCCB. This is the Litany Prayer for those who would like to join in saying it, starting tomorrow June 21 and ending on July 4.

    Time is so very , very precious . Let us fill our lamps with the Light of Christ : the Way, the Truth and the Life !

  33. Mary Thereseon 20 Jun 2012 at 8:23 am

    This is a suggested prayer to say from June 21 until July 4 during the “Fortnight for Freedom” –clearly targeting the decision of the Supreme Court and the repeal of obamacare. We ask all of the Gloriana to join us in this prayer in the Divine Will:

    Lord God,

    You are the Author of Life and Freedom.

    In your Spirit, we have the freedom of the children of God,

    And in your Name, we promote the freedom of all

    To seek, embrace, and live the truth of your Word.

    In that freedom, Lord, we your people stand with Life

    And reject whatever destroys life

    Or distorts the meaning of human sexuality.

    In that freedom, Lord, we your people live our lives

    In a way that advances your Kingdom of Life,

    And we refuse to cooperate in what is evil.

    At this moment, therefore, when our government has decided

    To force us to cooperate in evil,

    We pray for the grace to be faithful to you

    And to oppose the unjust laws and mandates

    That have been imposed upon us and our institutions.

    We pray for the conversion of those in civil authority

    Who fail to appreciate the demands of conscience?

    We pray for the complete reversal of all policies

    That permit the destruction of life

    Or coerce the cooperation of your people

    In practices that are wrong.

    Bring us to a Culture of Life.

    We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen

  34. Sr Lorraineon 20 Jun 2012 at 8:33 am

    God is really working–this is a story about an atheist blogger who has stunned her colleagues by announcing she’s converting to Catholicism. Praise God!
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/atheist-blogger-stuns-secular-community-with-announcement-shes-converting-to-catholicism/

  35. Noelon 20 Jun 2012 at 9:09 pm

    June1, your experience of dependance on plastic rather than cash has been repeated every time the power goes out or there is a local natural disaster. We experienced it here after the Halloween Storm, the heavy wet snow that broke trees all over our area and took the power lines with them.

    With no power, there were no cash registers, ATMs or ways to check credit, so the few places open, like the hardware store, were ‘cash only’, running tabs on writing tablets and adding up the total the old-fashioned way.

    Of course, no one could pump gas without power and many groceries were closed because there was no electricity to power the refrigerators and freezers. Here, when that happens, food has to be discarded and the health inspectors come in before the store can open again.

    So the lesson to be learned is: keep cash on hand, enough for at least two weeks’ expenses. The experts would advise more, in small denominations. Also, keep the gas tank full. I never let mine go below 1/4 – 1/3. (I have the kind that seems to go down fast after a quarter tank). An extra 5 gal container of fuel in the garage wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. just be sure to use it and refill it at intervals, because gasoline tends to collect water – bad for engine.

    And of course, food and water, especially if you have children. In any kind of grid-down situation, all items might be in short supply. How easy, now, to get in a few cans of milk, or boxes of powdered milk, canned juice, cereal, diapers and some of the kids’ favorite meals you can make out of a few cans and boxes. Once again, plan for two weeks at the very least.

    We are approaching serious times and it is well to be prudent.

  36. Kathy AEon 20 Jun 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Just wanted to share a great little booklet which you can read online and print for yourself: http://avalon44.tripod.com/e/reparation2.pdf
    ***
    Look especially at the second booklet by scrolling down: HOW ORDINARY SOULS CAN MAKE REPARATION. The middle of the booklet, especially, is so enlightening and consoling; look for this whole section: “Alas! a poor human word, and it represents a still poorer thing. With what can we love?”
    *** This paragraph feels so familiar, doesn’t it?
    ” Yet, herein is another spiritual anguish: and continual torment, because one is conscious that one does not give wholly to God thelittle one has. We know ourselves and cannot but admit our daily shortcomings. These may be trifles, but still how hateful it is to show the least lack of feeling in one’s love of God. Hence, what should lessen her suffering only increases it. One longs to console the Master, by offering oneself wholly to him, but is conscious of
    numerous evasions, acts of meanness and self-love. St. Francis de
    Sales wittily tells us we shall not get rid of this feeling until a quarter of an hour after death. It is just this that overwhelms one. We have to serve God, who merits all; we have so little to give him, and this little is not fully given up.
    God torments Saints with this constant anguish. Their desires continually grow stronger, and he only puts this consuming flame in
    their hearts, that he may contemplate their great magnanimity with
    pleasure, amidst all the pettiness that he hates.”

    I hope this comforts you as it does me.

  37. pelianitoon 21 Jun 2012 at 7:24 am

    KAE, thank you for this! It is very comforting–we are in good company for all the saints felt this way. Onward Christian soldiers!

  38. ajon 21 Jun 2012 at 8:07 am

    Mark Mallett’s latest, a very interesting read. Very well researched. I recommend a read: http://www.markmallett.com/blog/2012/06/mystery-babylon/#more-8818

    JESUS I Trust in YOU, save souls!!!

  39. June1on 21 Jun 2012 at 8:12 am

    The first two paragraphs gave me chills.

    http://spiritdaily.com/chauncey2.htm

    Jesus, we trust in Your mercy!

  40. Carol Son 21 Jun 2012 at 8:36 am

    http://www.bibleprophecytimeline.com/. Has anyone here checked this out and what are your opinions? God Bless !!!

  41. bonnieon 21 Jun 2012 at 10:32 am

    Just reading through the comments – Maria there is so much good advice here! May the outpouring of loving advice and empathy be a great consolation to your heart – especially Jesus’ promise!

    On Divine Mercy Sunday, 2011, at Mass, just after our Priest mentioned the plenary indulgence and that these could be kept or offered for a soul, my charismatic prayer group leader was “told” (it was more like an order) to offer her plenary indulgence for “a soul”. Later, she heard the news that Bin Laden had been killed. She asked Jesus if Bin Laden was saved, and the answer was very similar to this message. It wasn’t a “yes”, and it wasn’t a “no” – it was something like you would be surprised at the souls who are saved. Powerful. Hopeful. Not saying her sacrifice “saved” Bin Laden. Perhaps somebody’s did!

    Peli – I pray the St. Faustina prayer when the Eucharist is lifted up at Mass.

  42. pelianitoon 21 Jun 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Carol I am always suspicious of people who try to pin down dates and timelines. It really has no meaning. Why do we need to know? Only one thing is needed: Jesus I trust in YOU!

  43. pelianitoon 21 Jun 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Bonnie, it is my understanding that indulgences may only be offered for ourselves and for the souls in purgatory, not for other living souls.

  44. Carol Son 21 Jun 2012 at 6:53 pm

    May the Lord give us this grace: to pray and not lose heart, to meditate on His power rather than on the power of the world and its ability to draw souls away.
    Noel , beautiful! This struck me after reading( I don’t have turkey stories, only kids lol), my daughter is having such a hard time with her ex( they have a two year old), she’s trying to force the ex to love the baby and spend time with her, it’s never going to work- I see my daughter slipping Into to a depression. She’s 18 soon to be 19- teenage mom. The exes family aren’t hmm how do I say without judging- not up to laws and drugs etc .( I pray for all) my daughter asked me what is wrong with people! My only answer was the devil and the world is becoming more evil. I prayed for her with my tears. After praying I felt that loving warm prickly feeling I get, the closeness to God and begged him to give that peaceful feeling- that love to my daughter. She’s slowly converting and slowly realizing you can’t make people love! She loves her baby and can’t figure out why the father doesn’t feel the same. All I can picture is her throwing him in a pen with the baby lol- Peli I agree with the date setters but fall for it every time. God bless us all!

  45. Siobhanon 21 Jun 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I just read Mark Mallett’s latest writing, and while in large part I agree with it, I was also a bit put off by it. The USA has been consecrated to Our Lady under the title of the Immaculate Conception twice, and I have to believe that this was not done in vain. Yes, I’m well aware of what is going on, and great suffering is coming, but America WILL BE converted and transformed though he gives no indication of this. Or am I missing something?

  46. June1on 22 Jun 2012 at 5:05 am

    This just stunned me. From St. Faustina’s diary:

    “February 26, 1937. Today, I saw how the Holy Mysteries were being celebrated without liturgical vestments and in private homes, because of a passing storm; and I saw the sun come out from the Blessed Sacrament, and all other lights went out, or rather, they were dimmed; and all the people were looking toward this [one] light. But at the present time I do not understand the meaning of this vision.” Diary, 991

    Doesn’t it sound like the way we’ll probably have to celebrate Mass in the coming persecution?

  47. Mariaon 22 Jun 2012 at 5:28 am

    I want to thank you all deeply for your wisdom filled comments to my “tantrum”. They are really edifying and consoling. As I think I mentioned in a previous post I’m still a toddler in so far as truly living like God’s child. I throw all kinds of tantrums when I think God doesn`t listen to me or doesn’t do things when I want and how I want them done. I’ve always had a bit of a temper and with God I don’t hide it all.
    I love this website and reading everyone’s comments. Thank you all again for all the holy and uplifiting advice.
    Jesus I TRUST in your time!

  48. Mary Thereseon 22 Jun 2012 at 6:29 am

    Dear Friend of Life,

    Right now, the most important battle for life in a generation — the effort to defeat taxpayer-funded abortion under Obamacare — is unfolding in the U.S. Supreme Court. This decision will break in the next week so :

    St. Hannibal was given to me for the Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy… Let us pray for his conversion with St. Hannibal–united with the Blessed Mother and the entire Glorianna.

    Today I offer up my Hour of Adoration for this intention within the Divine Will. Please join me for this important task in whatever sacrifice/prayer you may give.

  49. Daveon 22 Jun 2012 at 7:43 am

    Siobhan,
    What I got out of Mark Mallett’s article was that: America is in a major battle, the results of which will reverberate around the world.

    One of the many ways that the Masons control our country is by vetting the Presidential candidates. Romney or Obama? Really? It’s interesting, in the light of Mark’s article, that the candidate that the media routinely trashes is the candidate that wants to get the federal government out of our lives, abolish the Federal Reserve, has a way to end abortion legislatively, and follows the Church’s just war theory.

    Sorry, I don’t want to go into politics too much here, but every major Presidential candidate for a loooong time has been a high degree Freemason. Personally, I am very careful to not vote for any high degree Freemason candidate at any level in the nominating process.

    Obviously, the major war is being fought at the spiritual level, so the Fortnight for Freedom initiative can really help, but we need to pray for our country CONTINUOUSLY! America could bring healing instead of destruction to the world, but right now, make no mistake, we are bringing more destruction than healing.

  50. Daveon 22 Jun 2012 at 8:23 am

    Here’s a great article by Archbishop Chaput, a great man of God who could lead our country back to sanity if we just listen to him:

    http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2012/06/launching-the-fortnight-for-freedom

  51. LauraLeeon 22 Jun 2012 at 9:09 am

    Mary Therese, I offer my prayers and join them to yours in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass said throughout the world, and in union with the prayers of all the faithful.

    May God bless all of our leaders and lawmakers with the Light of His Truth and give them the wisdom and courage to obey His laws and align themselves with His Holy Will.

    Yours in Christ, LauraLee

  52. TSon 22 Jun 2012 at 9:43 am

    Re: Comment from June1
    Time: June 22, 2012, 5:05 am

    June1,
    I have been getting recurrent ‘prompts’ or thoughts to purchase a portable Mass kit and a small chapel monstrance. I was even online looking around just yesterday to see how much one would have to spend for these items. I say “prompt” in brackets because I am still unsure if these thoughts are my own or actual promptings of the Holy Spirit.

    Perhaps if I supply a Mass kit, the Lord will send a Priest to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass when we won’t be able to have a valid Mass in public. I pray always that my sons will become priests. Maybe this Mass kit would be for one of them? I have often prayed that I and my family will always have access to the true faith and the Eucharist.

    On a side note, I have been storing a few copies of “To the Priests…”, the blue book of the Marian Movement of Priests. I was “prompted” to do this as well. The thoughts did not go away until I finally did it. I have a feeling that I will host Cenacles, or at least provide the literature for them one day.

    May God Bless all who enter this site and your families as well,
    TS

  53. Mary Thereseon 22 Jun 2012 at 11:01 am

    USA–Into the Fortnight We Go

    Onward Christian Soldier–will you join the one million Rosary crusade?

    Siohban, this is indeed the battle of life and it belongs to Mary — Our Immaculate Mother–who will indeed win her USA back. The signs are all around us.

    Perhaps this is the battle George Washington foresaw–the battle for life vs. anti-life, for freedom vs. dictatorship in essence. http://www.locutions.org/2011/09/when-the-woman-spoke-to-george-washington/

    It will be and has been a difficult battle indeed, but I believe Our Lady of America will be honored by her “faithful sons”–the bishops of the USA, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, as she requested. When the Pope sees this as our task, as I mentioned in the previous message, then our most capable prophet has been given this from above… That is the beginning of the profound conversion of the souls of this country, and our outreach to the world.

  54. Jameson 22 Jun 2012 at 11:08 am

    Marie… don’t sweat it…we’ve all got our own big and small imperfections. It aint easy to be a Christian. We are so small, weak and full of shortcommings and yet we strive to be perfect. It can be very fustrating, lonely and even bitter at times but sometimes I have to swallow my pride and remember that Gods in control. Ahhh…control…I always want to be master of my own destination and yet I couldn’t even draw my next breath without God. I have been trying to surrender my will to Gods providence but admittly…it is a struggle because of my strong will. I look forward to purgatory…at least I’l know with certainty I’ve made it… and I can get a proper cleaning…(hung out to dry and beat with a broom)…LOL…

  55. Terryon 22 Jun 2012 at 11:08 am

    Mary Therese,

    I will join you in offering up my time of Adoration for this intention within the Divine Will. I think we are all being called to action.

    Peli, thank you for your commitment to this blog.

    God’s Blessing to all on this site.

  56. Ann G.on 22 Jun 2012 at 5:45 pm

    TS, I felted prompted to purchase communion hosts. I did, through a Catholic company. I felt a little crazy doing it but I’d rather feel foolish and be able to receive Jesus if we can no longer go to Mass at a church. I’ve actually thought about what room in our house could act as a chapel and not be seen from any windows. Is that crazy?

  57. carmelon 22 Jun 2012 at 6:38 pm

    From afar (Oz) I’m watching events unfold in the US and offering prayers (especially rosary and DM chaplet) and sacrifices for the conversion of the US supreme court justices and for all Christians and faithful people of good will in the US. O Blood and Water which flowed out from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I place all my trust in You.

  58. LauraLeeon 23 Jun 2012 at 1:12 am

    Thank you and bless you Carmel for your prayers. It is a comfort to know that others outside of the United States are praying with us and for us.

  59. pelianitoon 23 Jun 2012 at 9:28 am

    For those of you who don’t know, I am Canadian. I am watching and praying for my American brothers and sisters.

    Our boat may be small, but our God is not! Jesus we trust in you!

  60. Noelon 23 Jun 2012 at 5:48 pm

    TS – we all have to follow the Lord’s leading in our own lives, because no two are alike and He doesn’t have to do the same thing twice.

    I found the comments about preparing for home Masses very interesting.

    I had a sense, myself, that I should prepare a home altar, about 6 months ago. I wanted some good confirmation on this because I expected it to be expensive, and in fact, home Communion kits are fairly expensive, even used ones.

    A few days later a friend who cleans out houses for people or estates called to ask if I was interested in either of two sets candlesticks that ‘looked like they were from an altar’. I bought the smaller ones, solid brass, for $15 each. It took several days to clean them. What they were doing in a private house (not on an altar) I don’t know – they were evidently used as table candlesticks even though the base had carvings of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

    So I started to look into it. As I prayed, the Lord mentioned the name of a friend who is a woodworker. My friend is a genius with wood and knew exactly who to call to get a wood altar of three pieces made, very simple, and his name opened doors like magic. The experts altered my plans slightly so they would work better. The measurements were provided by a priest friend.

    I didn’t even have to make the full drive to the wood place – I picked up the pieces at my friend’s shop and he gave me several pointers for finishing. This wood was the most expensive part of the project. It was worth having the rough planing done, but in a pinch I could have done it by hand, having worked in a musical instrument shop. It would have taken several weeks, though.

    The three, solid oak pieces were sanded and finished at home over a few days – it was a lovely experience making something for the Lord although I still didn’t have any idea if anyone would ever use it to say Mass.

    Meanwhile, my house-cleaning friend also found some new Irish linen – again, for very little money because someone had cut a piece out of the bolt. From this I was able to make an altar cloth and many of the other necessities. Linen is the most amazing stuff! Unlike any material I’d ever worked with.

    Mind you, I had no idea if it would ever be used for the Blessed Sacrament, but I was finding the home altar a good place to go and pray, light the candles, be intentional.

    I got busy studying the rules for outfitting an altar and found very specific directions. Buying altar linens is expensive, but if you have access to the materials, it’s not expensive to make them and the embroidery can be bought for pennies and sewn or ironed on.

    Around Eastertide a friend asked me if I had a copy of a certain book containing the new translation of the Exultet. I did not, considering the price. He had an extra, which he generously gave me. When I got it home, I discovered everything necessary to celebrate Mass is in that book. The Lord knew this – I did not.

    Working with my candlestick-linen-finding friend, it was not hard to locate a new chalice and paten, astonishingly cheaply on E-bay where she had an account and did the bargaining. I must admit that the ease with which these items can be found makes me a little nervous, because one wonders what people are doing buying and selling them, but these will be safe with me.

    Tomorrow, a priest is supposed to come and spend a week resting here. He has spoken of celebrating Mass every day and said he would be happy to bless the new altar and the items for Mass.

    If the Lord is in it, He’ll make it possible. I try not to wonder too hard WHY He wants it…

  61. anneon 23 Jun 2012 at 8:28 pm

    May Our Lady step in to the situation in America. May ALL see their wonderful spiritual mother, listen to Her and obey Her.

  62. Sr. Lorraineon 23 Jun 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Ann, it’s a beautiful idea to plan for the possibility of having a secret place for Mass should that ever become necessary.
    Keep in mind though that the bread consecrated at Mass should be fresh. I’m not sure how long hosts will last, even in a freezer. If they start to deteriorate they may not be proper matter for the Eucharist. It might be good to bake your own unleavened bread if you can, should that need ever arise.

  63. pelianitoon 23 Jun 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Noel, the Lord is certainly making a way with this in your case. Mass celebrated in your home is a beautiful gift from God. What a blessing!

  64. pelianitoon 23 Jun 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Friends I found this article linked on Spirit Daily to be very edifying.

  65. pelianitoon 24 Jun 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Friends don’t forget to visit the prayer requests page. There have been a few lately. Thank you for your prayers and caring.

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