Dec 09 2009

Something you may want to pass on…

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About a year ago, I felt called to send out the following message in a personal email to people I know. I thought it might be helpful to others who may want to tell others about the coming illumination of conscience but can’t quite find the words. When I showed this message to a priest I know asking if I should send it out, he said this was a message that should be sent out.

One word of caution, if you do send this out, do not spam it. Do not add “please send this to everyone in your address book”. Send it to small groups of people at a time. Place their addresses in the BCC field so they won’t be visible to others. Change the wording to suit your target group or your personality as you like. Make it your message. I paste it here as a guideline only. Alternatively, you may reference this blog and post the message in its entirety. May this message bear fruit for the Kingdom.

Subject: A different kind of message…

Early in the new year of 2008, I heard a veteran newscaster say that he had never seen such a conglomeration of dire events happening at one time–and many, many more have happened since then. In Christian circles we read the “signs of the times”. Indeed, there is no shortage of rumors, hypotheses, and prophecies regarding current world events.

Many are saying that the Second Coming of Christ is imminent. Be that as it may, one prophecy in particular I feel “compelled” in a way to bring to your attention. This prophecy concerns an “illumination of conscience” that will come to the whole world, a brief period of time when each person will see his or her soul as God sees him or her. This will come at a time of great confusion in the world (the beginnings of which we are already seeing) and the way that people react to it will have a direct bearing on the events that unfold afterwards.

This is not a new phenomenon. Many of the saints experienced an illumination as part of their purification. St Faustina Kovalska describes hers this way:

“Suddenly I saw the complete condition of my soul as God sees it. I could clearly see all that is displeasing to God. I did not know that even the smallest transgressions will have to be accounted for. What a moment! Who can describe it? To stand before the Thrice-Holy-God!”

—St. Faustina; Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary

The coming illumination of the whole world has been called a mini-judgment, a merciful call to come back to God with all our hearts. It may be traumatic for some, especially those who haven’t a clue what is happening to them or who may have lived very far from God for some time.

Which brings me to my reason for taking this leap of faith and sending out this email. In what may be a preview of the main event, some people all over the world have already had this experience. In fact there are two instances that I know of personally. One of these two people had no idea what was happening to her, but providentially someone was there to explain it to her. The reason I am sending this message is so that you will understand the merciful purpose behind this event and not be afraid.

In the prophecies regarding this illumination, it is sent as a warning, but also as an act of God’s mercy for the world, like John the Baptist “preparing the way of the Lord”, calling the world to turn back to God with all their hearts. At the illumination, people will be given a chance to repent of all their sins and offenses and return to a right relationship with their Creator so that the world may have peace. The Lord desires a closeness with his children who have turned away from him. As he says in Ezekiel 11:19-20 “I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stony heart from their bodies, and replace it with a natural heart, so that they will live according to my statutes, and observe and carry out my ordinances; thus they shall be my people and I will be their God.”

On the day when I was discerning whether to send this email, one of the hymns at our church service had this refrain: “Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.” This refrain speaks of a loving God who desires a close relationship with his little children, who is willing to forgive their offenses and take them to his heart. That is the spirit of the Illumination. It is medicine for the soul; it may taste bad at first, but it is wonderfully good for you! In fact the other part of the prophecy speaks of numerous healings of body and mind, as well as spirit that will accompany the Illumination.

So, what does one do after experiencing an illumination? Express your sorrow for your offenses and accept the love and mercy offered. Amend what needs to be amended. Forgive as you have been forgiven. If you are Catholic, go to confession as soon as you are able while the experience is still fresh in your mind. Above all, do not be afraid! God is merciful and loving. He wants your whole heart. He wants to release you from the chains that bind you. There is no sin he is not ready to forgive if you are sorry.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for an illumination to turn back to him. He is always ready to forgive. It was interesting for me to note that of the two people I mentioned, the one who had been to frequent confession had a far less intense experience than the one who had no access to the sacrament.

Do I feel strange delivering this type of message? Am I worried about what others may think of me? Absolutely! Is it worth the humiliation? I really believe it is, and I send it in a spirit of loving concern with prayers for all who will read it. For my part, if I have delivered this message of mercy I will feel as if I have done what God is asking me to do.

(You are free to pass this message on. Please use the BCC and remove previous email addresses if you do so. Do not spam it. Do not add, “send to everyone in your address book.”)

If you want to read further on this topic Mark Mallett has been speaking prophetically on this topic for some time. He has the backing of several priests and his spiritual director. He is prayerful and has many church documents to back up what he is saying. Here are some of his blog entries on the topic.

Eye of the Storm

http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=448

Esperanza

http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=741#more-741

Begin Again

http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=355

I have been praying for all of you and for the whole world. Please pray for me and for the whole world.

May God have mercy on us all.

55 responses so far

55 Responses to “Something you may want to pass on…”

  1. Maryruthon 10 Dec 2009 at 4:23 am

    I am a recent visitor to your blog and find it a little oasis of peace in the midst of the storm rising around us. I look forward to the illumination even though it will be a difficult experience but I hope for a new world from it. Young people especially need it as they are now rudderless as we witness the implosion of church and state moral leadership.
    Come Lord Jesus Come!

  2. Todd Bon 10 Dec 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I have a devotion to Luisa Piccarreta the little daughter of the divine will. I detect much of Jesus’ words in your responses after his messages. What is your understanding or the divine will? and Are you familiar with Luisa?
    Thy Kingdom Come!!

  3. pelianitoon 10 Dec 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Peace and blessings Todd. Yes I have heard of Luisa and know that her cause is up for beatification. Personally, I think that the prophesied Era of Peace and the Kingdom of the Divine Will are one and the same. Her spiritual director has been canonized so I am confident in praying “in the Divine Will”.

    Here is part of what EWTN has to say at http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/luisa_piccarreta.htm, an article written after contacting the Vatican. So it is certainly reliable. It is interesting that they speak about her “fame of holiness” and encourage prayers for her intercession.

    Sorry I can’t speak to more, Todd, but I am a poor disciple of the Divine Will, praying every day for the Lord to take me and put me there in spite of myself. God bless.

    Reading her Writings

    While the Postulation does not have the authority to prohibit the reading of Luisa’s writings that are in circulation, no one is permitted to publish her Diary of 36 volumes. Exceptions have been made for the following writings of Luisa: The 24 Hours of the Passion, The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, and her Letters, as well as for the works of Padre Bernardino Bucci about Luisa. Prayer groups are encouraged to study these approved books until such time as the official typical edition is published in conformity with the doctrine of the Church and the approval of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. [Clarifications 8, 14]

    Prayer Groups

    The Postulation encourages prayer groups in the various dioceses of the world, in order to spread Luisa’s fame of holiness. It especially desires that her great devotion to the Mother of God be imitated. It urges, whenever possible, that groups be conducted under the guidance of a prudent priest of proven orthodoxy. The supervision of prayer groups falls under the competence of each diocesan bishop.

    The Postulation also encourages prayer to Luisa, and the careful documentation and reporting of any favors received through the intercession of the Servant of God. However, in keeping with the norms of the Holy See, while there may be private prayer and veneration (i.e. outside the church setting), there must be no public veneration (cultus) of Luisa, as would be given to a blessed or saint (public liturgies or devotions, images in churches, etc.) . This would constitute a grave obstacle to the Cause, as it belongs to the Holy Father alone, with the Beatification of an individual, to permit public veneration.

  4. Jim Ron 12 Dec 2009 at 3:31 pm

    There appears to be a quickening of most of the prophetic elements in the world, in that things are “wrapping up”, so to speak. I have read of St. Faustina, and she also speaks of other things to come. Is this illumination supposed to happen in 2010, or this a prophetic timeline for the unknown future? Is the anti-christ soon to reveal himself? Before that can happen, the Church has to be plugged into confusion as well I believe.

  5. pelianitoon 12 Dec 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Peace and all good, Jim. Of course “no one knows the hour or the day”, but we can read the signs of the times. There does seem to be a quickening, but as to when, no one knows. Whatever serves the cause of mercy in this age of mercy. Mark Mallett (www.markmallett.com) has a very clear way of interpreting the signs. But, as our Lady has said, it is not good to focus on dates and times, but instead to pray and offer sacrifices to Jesus in reparation and for conversions. I would add, pray often, “Jesus I trust in you.”

  6. Janiceon 12 Jan 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve personally experienced the condition of my soul suddenly.What a gift of mercy! I was deeply sorry and joyful at the same time. Interestingly, I promptly forgot all the details but the experience will always be in my heart.

  7. pelianitoon 12 Jan 2010 at 6:49 pm

    What a blessing! Thank you for this, as it gives us reason to hope that for those who have faith, the experience will be joyful.

  8. Lucy Rivers Patieron 03 Mar 2010 at 2:06 pm

    AND this dream and Psalm 45 Song for a Royal Wedding, must be taken in the Fullness of Truth when accompanied by Revelation 19….As I read the dream , I kept thinking of Psalm 45. Then, at then end of the post came your note to check out Psalm 45. Praise God for such clear confirmation. This image-vision-dream-Word is about the “Visitation” or Theophany for our souls. It is also very important now to read again the Burning Bush and Moses, to see how we will receive not only this Visitation, but a clear sense of our MiSSION to come for each of us during the times of great difficulty. We will know what the Lord wants us to do , precisely. The whole passage of Exodus 3 is essential reading : how to respond in the Presence of the Lord….read and see how Moses responded…
    your sister in Christ, who writes you from France…. lucy

    Revelation
    Chapter 19
    1
    After this I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying: “Alleluia! 1 Salvation, glory, and might belong to our God,
    2
    for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her harlotry. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
    3
    They said a second time: “Alleluia! Smoke will rise from her forever and ever.”
    4
    The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen. Alleluia.”
    5
    2 A voice coming from the throne said: “Praise our God, all you his servants, (and) you who revere him, small and great.”
    6
    Then I heard something like the sound of a great multitude or the sound of rushing water or mighty peals of thunder, as they said: “Alleluia! The Lord has established his reign, (our) God, the almighty.
    7
    Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb 3 has come, his bride has made herself ready.
    8
    She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment.” (The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.) 4
    9
    Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed 5 are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These words are true; they come from God.”
    10
    I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t! I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers who bear witness to Jesus. Worship God. Witness to Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” 6
    11
    7 Then I saw the heavens opened, and there was a white horse; its rider was (called) “Faithful and True.” He judges and wages war in righteousness.
    12
    His eyes were (like) a fiery flame, and on his head were many diadems. He had a name 8 inscribed that no one knows except himself.
    13
    He wore a cloak that had been dipped in 9 blood, and his name was called the Word of God.
    14
    The armies of heaven followed him, mounted on white horses and wearing clean white linen.
    15
    Out of his mouth came a sharp sword to strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod, and he himself will tread out in the wine press 10 the wine of the fury and wrath of God the almighty.
    16
    He has a name written on his cloak and on his thigh, “King of kings and Lord of lords.”
    17
    11 Then I saw an angel standing on the sun. He cried out (in) a loud voice to all the birds flying high overhead, “Come here. Gather for God’s great feast,
    18
    to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of military officers, and the flesh of warriors, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of all, free and slave, small and great.”
    19
    Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered to fight against the one riding the horse and against his army.
    20
    The beast was caught and with it the false prophet 12 who had performed in its sight the signs by which he led astray those who had accepted the mark of the beast and those who had worshiped its image. The two were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur.
    21
    The rest were killed by the sword that came out of the mouth of the one riding the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

  9. pelianitoon 03 Mar 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Welcome Lucy or shall I say, bienvenue! Thank you for your wise comment and confirmation. The Lord is past the point of being subtle these days. We are being prepared very carefully for what is to come. I will read Exodus 3 again. Peace.

  10. LauraLee Gaudioon 04 Mar 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Long ago, when I was a child of about 10 or 11, a dream was given to me that I remember to this day. I am treading water… in NY harbor… I could see the Statue of Liberty… she was half submerged and broken… I could not see any land… the water was churning and dirty… debris and dead bodies floating by… I saw no other living person. I knew that a horrible disaster happened but I did not know what. My eyes were turned upward toward a sky that was dark, clouds rolling, maybe smoke, I don’t know. A huge cross, radiating intense golden light, was descending from the heavens… becoming larger and larger…. my right arm was outstretched… my hand open and reaching to the cross… my eyes never wavering from it. I don’t remember being afraid, but I knew that the cross was the only thing that could save me. And then I woke.

    As a child I did not understand the dream, but I always remembered it. I do not know if the dream is prophetic or not but I lived in NY at the time so the dream was significant to me. This is the first time I am sharing this dream publicly and I do not share it to frighten, but hopefully to enlighten.

    For me the message of salvation is clear.

    God’s peace be with all of us

    LauraLee Gaudio

  11. pelianitoon 04 Mar 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Powerful dream LauraLee. Definitely prophetic, especially if you remember it so clearly after all this time. Your lack of fear is a message in itself. Thank you for sharing.

  12. LauraLeeon 04 May 2010 at 2:00 am

    I have been having very disturbing dreams lately. In my dreams I am greatly tempted and I plunge headlong into sinning. I am fully aware that it is offensive to God and I do it anyway. I have no strength or desire to resist. I am only interested in my own pleasure. After the sin is committed I am very upset with myself and I wonder what is wrong with me that I would just ignore what I know to be right. How can I possibly behave like this?? I am offending God… how can I do this?? I immediately think, ‘I must go to confession as soon as possible’. I then wake up and I am greatly relieved that I did not actually do this in my waking life.

    I went to confession this past Saturday. I prayed prior to going to confession that I make a true and good confession. I was at peace afterward. That night I had another upsetting dream where I committed another deadly sin. In my dream I am very upset and thinking, ‘what is wrong with me that I do not resist these temptations!?’ and ‘I must go to confession!!’ Once again, I woke up feeling deeply disturbed, disappointed in myself, unsettled and without understanding.

    I have been pondering these dreams and trying to understand why I am having them. I have prayed on it and asked… I believe I was given the answer today. If I may, I would like to share the following:

    I was perusing my books today… and my eyes lit upon a tiny book entitled, “Quiet Moments with Padre Pio”. This book contains 120 readings compiled from the many letters written by Saint Pio to give spiritual direction to those he loved. I was not thinking about the dreams when I took the book down and opened it randomly. My eyes fell upon this letter written by Saint Pio on March 26, 1918, to Maria Anna Camponile:

    An Extremely Pure Divine Light
    Your state of soul is one of desolation or holy spiritual suffering. I assure you that the knowledge of your interior unworthiness is an extremely pure divine light, in which your potentiality to commit any crime, without divine grace, is placed before your consideration. That light is the result of the great mercy of God and is granted to the saints, because it shelters the soul from all feelings of vanity or pride and consolidates humility which is the foundation of true virtue and Christian perfection.

    St. Teresa also received this knowledge and says that it is so painful and horrible that it would cause death if the Lord did not sustain the heart.

    This knowledge of your potential unworthiness must not be confused with that of true unworthiness. You are mistaking the one for the other. You fear you are… that which is only possible in you.

    [Remember that] God can reject everything in a creature conceived in sin, but he absolutely cannot reject the sincere desire to love him.

    I smiled after I read that and felt peace move into me. Thank you Saint Pio for your intercession. Thank you my God and Savior. I am a sinner. Without God’s grace, I am capable of horrific things and it is ONLY because of the grace of God that I do not commit in my waking life the sins that I am obviously tempted by and very capable of. It is only by His strength that I can be strong. It is only because of His love that I am made lovable. It is only through His Divine Mercy that I am saved. On my own I am nothing and truly unworthy. Without His grace I am prey to the beast and all manner of temptation.

    If you, Pelianito, or any of your readers have deeper, or additional insight to these dreams and the answer I came away with, please do feel free to tell me. I am grateful.

    I consecrate myself to Thee, my Triune Lord God. I claim my birthright as Your child. You made me. You are my Father, my Lord, my Joy, my Love, my All. All that I am, all that I have, all that I ever will be is Yours… now and forever… in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.

  13. pelianitoon 04 May 2010 at 6:33 am

    LauraLee, thank you for this beautiful witness to the unimaginable generosity of our loving Abba. I love this line: “[Remember that] God can reject everything in a creature conceived in sin, but he absolutely cannot reject the sincere desire to love him.” Sincere desire, so even if we are not doing it perfectly, if our desire is to love God sincerely, grace will do the rest. Alleluia!

    One thing I have come to realize about dreams is that they are often calls to prayer. Perhaps in your gratitude for the grace you have been given you should pray for that same grace to be given to all who are tempted in the same ways that you are.

    What a wonderful spiritual father St. Pio is–and to take him as our spiritual father, all we have to do is ask!

  14. LauraLeeon 04 May 2010 at 10:31 am

    When I think on my life, there are uncountable times that our Loving Father has picked me up out of the depths of sin, dusted me off, and put me back on the path to Him. It is beyond ‘reasonable’ why He would do this for me. In baffled awe I think, ‘He does this for me… for me!’ In my amazement and inability to comprehend such an absolute and infinite love… the only thing I can be is grateful. And I will never be able to be grateful enough. I did none of it on my own. He blesses me and fills me with as much grace as I am capable of receiving. I know our heavenly Papa gives this to everyone… everyone. Not one soul is lost to Him… unless they insist on it. If our worthiness and being without sin are the conditions to His unimaginable love, then I would have been lost long ago… we would all be lost. But it isn’t! Our Father loves us!! Loves us!!! I remain in grateful awe :) Alleluia!!

    I am very grateful for your response and wisdom :) And I will pray for those who are tempted in the same ways that I am. Thank you so much for your insight and help. :) May God bless and protect you and all those you love.
    Through God’s grace I remain His faithful knight,
    LauraLee

  15. Lourdes Kon 06 May 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I have had very similar dreams as yourself in the last few months. I have been praying to ask God to stop them because I could not understand why they were happening. Your explanation truly gave me a sense of peace. I have asked the blessed Mother to watch my sleep and ever since I have sensed a good presence and I have not had the dreams anymore. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Kathy R.on 06 May 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I just came upon your beautiful website and blog tonight and have enjoyed reading the comments of others as they bring me peace that I am not alone. I too had an amazing dream months ago where the sun did not rise in the morning with the sky totally black. People were outside looking at the moon when for many miles to the right and left of the moon there appeared many other “moons” but in reality it was the Holy Eucharist! I was trying to contact my children to alert them to pray when a huge mountain appeared that had a buddhist temple the day before but during the night a gorgeous cathedral appeared next to it. I was startled from my sleep exactly at 3:11AM! Upon looking at the clock the dream seemed all the more prophetic and it prevented me from falling back to sleep and spending the rest of the night in prayer! God Bless all of you.

  17. pelianitoon 06 May 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you Kathy for sharing your dream. I have no doubt it was prophetic. Our Lord is touching people all over the world. Anything that spurs us on to greater prayer and trust in Jesus is a good thing! I pray that all shrines in the future will be shrines to the living and true God. Amen. Alleluia!

  18. Maryellen Joneson 05 Jun 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I have Faustina’s Diary. She inspires me to live a holy life. God has trusted me with some terrible trials and is now pruning, pruning, pruning. My husband had a word of knowledge that we are to write to our non-Catholic children and send them the warnings of the three days of darkness. It seems the message of the Illumination would accomplish the fulfillment of his mission even more effectively.

    Thank you for sharing your meditations and insights so freely. They are so uplifting, challenging yet comforting.

  19. pelianitoon 06 Jun 2010 at 7:04 am

    The Lord disciplines those he loves, dear sister. I too have been tested. I found this prayer to be very fruitful: from Psalm 116 – “I trusted, even when I said, ‘I am sorely afflicted.’” I suspect that when we get to heaven, it will be the times of trial that we are most grateful for, when we see what was won through them. May you drink from the well of his strength now and forever.

  20. Janet Won 17 Jul 2010 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for sharing your dreams laura Lee…I too had a couple of dreams where I committed sins….Even during my sleep I was so upset and felt so bad…..When I awoke I was so relieved that I hadn’t done those horrible things, but I wasn’t sure that it wasn’t a sin still. I went to confession and spoke to the priest but he never really mentioned anything about it. I now ask my guardian angel to protect me when I am asleep.

    God Bless

    Janet W

  21. pelianitoon 17 Jul 2010 at 11:57 am

    Note to all: We have another Janet on the blog! (In case you don’t know that is my given name.) Welcome Janet W! To avoid confusion please add a W after your name so that all know who is replying. I will never post a comment under the name Janet, but I would not want to mistakenly get the credit for the wisdom you share. :) God bless you dear sister in Christ–in England.

  22. pelianitoon 17 Jul 2010 at 11:59 am

    For a sin to be a sin you must with full knowledge choose to do wrong. I don’t think a dream qualifies. More likely it is an attack. A friend of mine was having horrid dreams and rebuked the spirits in the name of Jesus. She was never bothered again.

  23. AncientSoulon 07 Aug 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Your website was brought to my attention by a devout Catholic friend … it was somehow familiar to me. I will follow with great interest and keep you in prayer during my daily 3pm’s. As a matter of concern for the current state of the USA, I would like to offer this newly approved Chaplet which received the Nihil Obstat this past April. There’s no need to buy beads … merely copy the instructions and pray. I believe it’s VERY IMPORTANT. http://battlebeads.com/usachap.html
    God bless!

  24. pelianitoon 07 Aug 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you so much for your prayers AncientSoul. I truly need them! May God bless your efforts to spread the Battle Beads chaplet. I will copy your comment to the newest post so that more people will see it.

  25. Timon 12 Aug 2010 at 11:19 am

    What happened Holy Saturday 2005? Anyone else?

  26. Ritaon 30 Aug 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Just finished the blog, I am a newcomer , a worrier,a sinner but one who thanks THE DIVINE ONE each day of allowing me to be Catholic. I love all of the wonderful sites we have on the net and try to read all I can. I am 79 (80) in Dec. lost my beloved December 8th…Our IMMACULATE ONE was there I am sure, this was in 2007..I am so sad that I cannot remember all that I said or did to ease his transition,…I realize it is GODS’ way of helping me get thru the worst of it…I was all alone and he was here at home…I hope I didn’t fail him…I am so glad that I found you and thank you for listening…and as a ps…I have been wondering also, Tim re/ the 5 Saturdays which our IMMACULATE MOTHER REQUESTED. Our parish has a vigil on Sat eve. how would this count? since it is for Sunday Mass..also I have found thru the other sites re/the HOLY EUCHARIST on the tongue…very few are doing it…any comments? MAY GOD BLESS ALL AND KEEP YOU SAFE AND SECURE….MY GOD I TRUST IN THEE!
    Blessings and prayers, Rita

  27. Timon 01 Sep 2010 at 6:37 am

    Hi Rita, God Bless you in your journey. I’m 39 and it seem so tough to get this far, but you are a witness to living out your faith. In 2005, Holy Saturday, I had an experience that has been called an illumination of conscience prior to a suicide attempt with a handgun. The Lord showed me some things about myself and gave me a choice. In the chaos of this illumination, I called out to God and He wiped away every tear, consoled me and gave me a new life in Christ. There have been a few others that have gone through this already and pertaining to this blog entry, I hoped to find more. If what the Saints say about a global illumination happens, it will be as if God touched each of us and the world will convulse. Don’t know how most will handle it, but if I can help, I will. If the 5 saturday devotion has anything to do with this, I don’t know about it, but sure it does in one way or another. Lord, have mercy on us, be patiant with your children and save us on that day. Tim

  28. Rick Sauroon 11 Dec 2010 at 11:00 am

    Last night I woke up, as I usually do at about 2 to 3 AM, and decided to pray two Divine Mercy Chaplets specifically for two old friends with whom I used to work. One is sick with untreatable cancer, the other is sick in spirit because of a horrible marriage break-up from twelve years ago that is still raging today — if one can imagine that!

    While the Chaplet is part of our daily family devotionals, I have never felt urged to pray one specifically for an individual as I did last night. I usually leave the ‘management’ of this prayer to Our Lord or Our Heavenly Mother. But this time I felt I should and that it was important not to include a second person for the intention of the Chaplet; like the spouse of the broken marriage for example.

    When I read your message concerning the Divine Mercy of Dec. 10/10, I was somewhat taken aback because I felt it directly destined for me; even though there is no doubt that it is intended directly for others in the flock of Christ as well. I know Heaven heard these prayers and they will not go unanswered. So often we think or wonder how our pathetic little prayers, so often recited with a total inability to concentrate as one should before God, can move anyone in Heaven. Well it seems they do!

    As a side note to feeling discouragement in prayer, I am always encouraged by St. Teresa of Avila who said something to the effect that her biggest mistake or regret was when she had stopped praying for a time because she believed her payers to be ineffective.

    Thank-you for your faithfulness to Christ

    Rick

  29. James Bergesonon 22 Jul 2011 at 11:33 am

    This is so true.
    Believe and trust in the LORD JESUS.
    For thoes that do not or will not believe
    may the MERCY of Jesus protect you and your family.
    I can and do tell you now HEAVEN is more
    beautifull then you know.
    I tell you this for I was called to stand befor the Lord
    one night and I told him I would go back for
    I felt I had more to do for HIM.
    GOD BLESS Who ever reads this.

  30. pelianitoon 22 Jul 2011 at 12:50 pm

    James, it must have been so difficult to make the decision to come back! May God bless all you do in his name.

  31. James Bergesonon 17 Aug 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Hard yes but if I told you all it was
    I would not have the room her.
    In fact I would have to draw a picture
    to go with it.
    I can tell you that I came back with many graces
    to help me.
    To tell the truth there have been times I wish
    I had stayed.
    I pray I am doing what he wants, other wise
    I will know what I will miss and as far as I
    am concerned it would be worse then the fire.

  32. Bill Sr.on 28 Aug 2011 at 8:49 am

    Ladies of this powerful and prayerful website who to me so predominately are the window into the heart of hearts of the Church in our society, our women and the loving hearts they have offered to “mankind’ in the name of the God who formed them not from the dust of the earth but from the very flesh of the lonely incomplete creature He designed to inherit one of His most beautiful creations who could not possibly survive without them. God bless you all.
    My life, I feel, would have been a remnant or by-product of God’s creation had it not been for the several women He stationed at key intersections of life for me. They included an aunt in Michigan who cared for me after my mother died when I was a child, my dear wife of 56 years now who I came to understand was the reason God put me here to care for, a wonderful nun (Sister St. Augustine of Sister of Notre Dame) who introduced me he joy of a life in service to God’s Will, and of course our Holy Mother Mary Queen of Heaven who desires to lead all of us to her son and the Kingdom of God.
    These wonderful women all were witnesses to the love of God for His people and His Church on earth. These experiences compelled me to eventually express somehow the great appreciation I developed for the “helpmates” mercifully provided for “man” with which he has been able to “dominate” his habitat. May I humbly submit my thoughts?

    The Fathers’ Bride and Joy
    Our Holy Mother Mary Queen of Heaven
    There is no greater blessing on earth among mankind than a mother’s birth of her child. Faith, Hope and Charity are combined and revealed in this greatest of all human events.
    No conquest would have ever been achieved; no city ever built; no discovery revealed; no instrument brought to use; nor song or praise given breath to be heard had it not been for a mother’s labor of love for life.
    Motherhood involves risks and sacrifices as a matter of nature which no man has or will ever have to face. The things which take place in a mother’s womb during pregnancy surpass all the amazing realities of the universe that have been revealed to us throughout the ages. How can we be in awe of what has become know to us in the heavens or on earth and not be overwhelmed by the mysteries which occurred within a mothers womb?
    Science tells us that man can neither create nor destroy matter. This is true, however, the woman God created accomplishes more naturally on her own with matter than any scientist has ever dreamed of doing. This is why we “thank heaven for little girls” and also why it is such a disgrace and source of shame that in some areas of the world they are degraded, defiled, discarded, or sold into slavery. It seems only God knows woman’s true value.
    Isn’t it strange that the story of Eve as related to us gave the dominate “man” in the equation of life an immediate and almost lasting excuse to blame her for all of “their” problems? Why do you suppose the deceiver chose to suggest his scheme to Eve and not the man? Could it be that he was aware she was the more trusting and understanding soul? Or that she, having been found to be the perfect “mate” and thus able to provide capabilities necessary for the man to survive and prosper, possessed qualities of perception not abundant in the man?
    In the beginning the superior “deceiver” wanted to unravel paradise but he also wanted to inflict as much damage as possible to God’s plan. His attack was aimed at the very “heart” of mankind, the woman. This is why, as a result, God spoke to him in no uncertain terms of the “woman” who would in time, with the Holy Spirits help, ultimately triumph over him and “crush his head with her heel”. Having heard this, instead of centuries of finger pointing submission, I think “the man” huddled back there in the corner of the garden, should have been cheering his head off for the “woman” God made perfectly for him. I suppose his ability to envision the promised confrontation and the role planned for her, was a stretch for him. It would be a while before he and the world would come to see and understand the foretold “triumphant” woman’s true capabilities.
    (Oh virgin mother Mary most pure and full of grace, God’s promise for mankind has been fulfilled in your acceptance to be his chosen one to bring forth his divine mercy by your complete obedience to his will through and with his beloved Son our Lord Jesus.)
    This time it would be God the Father making the “proposal” to the “woman” he had chosen to fulfill his edict and she accepted, not to gain anything for herself but to offer freely and willingly not only the fruit of her womb but her entire life and being for the salvation of the world. Mary became “Christian” before Christianity had its own identity. Humble and devout husband Joseph also followed the will of God. Though he did not immediately understand, faithful and gentle Joseph listened, followed God’s plan for him, and without any finger pointing, willingly cared for and protected his pregnant fiancé. Mary surely told him all that had been revealed to her. This along with the angelic messages spoken to him was enough to convince him he was doing the right thing no matter how it appeared to others.
    Does anyone doubt Mary’s complete understanding of Jesus and his mission? She knew what the Spirit had asked her to do and she accepted because it was her desire to do the will of God at all times. Those 30 years spent in a divine love arrangement with Jesus at her side had to be the ultimate bonding experience. Their lives and thoughts became one in union with the Father which is evidenced in their interactions recorded in the gospels.
    “Mother, (not to worry) did you not know that I must be about my Fathers business”? “Son, they have no wine!” “What would you have me do?” “Do whatever HE tells you!” “Woman, behold your son; John, behold your mother”. Though little of their discourse is recorded in scripture there is no doubt they shared an infinite consciousness of their divine and eternal union and the Father’s plan for them throughout eternity.
    Awareness, knowledge, and trust were so evident in Mary’s conversations with our Lord. She knew who he was and why he had come. It would be totally unreasonable to imagine that Mary and Jesus spent all those years together without discourse regarding his being, his mission, and his destiny. She was the active and ordained “co-participant” in all of it like any mother only more so because of it’s divine origin and purpose as foretold by the annunciation angel.
    Mary was really God’s bride and that was alright with Joseph. He was privileged to share the nurturing of Jesus through childhood in and around his carpenter shop. (There is no doubt in my mind that Joseph was amazed at some of their creations.) And I’m sure he became more and more aware of his purpose, his faith, and Christ’s mission as the years passed. Joseph is a great role model for husbands and fathers. Mary and Joseph were the first “Christians”, giving their lives for Christ day in and day out as long as they lived.
    Today as husbands and fathers we need to see Joseph as our patron saint and be devoted to our wives as he loved and honored Mary and Jesus. Our wives are often referred to as our better half and we honestly have to admit they do have capabilities beyond our reach. Also they are wonderful loving, thoughtful, and compassionate companions and mothers when we allow them to be just that and not ask or suggest they imitate the hollow versions created of them in Hollywood or the fashion industry. We need to let them know we will be perfectly content with anything close to the humble faithful servant of God’s holy will who set an example for them in Bethlehem and Nazareth and we are here always to love and honor them as we faithfully care for the family and/or home they hope to provide us.
    I firmly believe the many problems associated with marriages and family life today are directly or indirectly a result of the removal of women from the pedestal which they
    rightfully should occupy. There are several reasons for this demise but all have tarnished the elevated image I believe God intended us to have of man’s soul mate.
    When Adam was in paradise with all of nature at his disposal he knew he was not complete. God must have wanted him to come to this conclusion and tested his judgment and selectivity. Nothing on earth suited him and it was up to the creator Himself to establish the perfect mate for him. Someone who would compliment his nature and enable him to be the crowning earthly creature the Creator desired.
    It is safe to say that women originally and unto this day have provided the “link” needed by man to reach the heights of human perfection designed for him. Yes, thank heaven for little girls and the wonderful mothers they can become, like our savior’s mother, Mary Queen of Heaven.

  33. LauraLeeon 21 Oct 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Dearest Pelianito

    I am a prayer warrior. I believe in the power of prayer deeply. There are times I look out at the world and I cannot help but feel sadness and weariness and dismayed disbelief in the direction humankind is taking. I have given in to the temptation of “are my prayers really doing any good?” I am then internally reminded, “God knows all. There is nothing that goes without His notice. He is in control. Be at peace.” I remember to say “Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You”.

    On day while in prayer, I was given an internal message … which I believe may apply to many other people as well. I saw the image of a knight in armor and I knew it was me. My armor was once beautiful to look upon … shining and radiant. My armor is now tarnished, dented … a warrior who has been in battle too many times to count. My arms are at my side, there is weariness in me. I hold my sword in my right hand and the tip touches the ground lightly. I had the sense that my armor’s condition and my weariness tell the story of all the battles for my soul (and the souls of those I pray for, etc.) that I have been in. My armor reflects all the times I have been tempted, fallen, gotten back up, resisted and on and on. The present condition of my armor does not cause me to feel shame or guilt, but rather increases my desire to serve my God. I feel the weariness of battle but it does not discourage me. I recognize our great and infinitely powerful God is with me and through His grace alone, I remain upright and continue to be His faithful knight. Afterward, I was put in mind of this passage from the Bible:

    Ephesians 6 10:17
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the SHIELD OF FAITH with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God.

    I believe this was given to me so that I may feel encouraged. I offer this as encouragement to all who may need it in these challenging times.

    Yours in Christ
    LauraLee

  34. pelianitoon 21 Oct 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Laura Lee this is a very comforting vision. We are all growing weary and need to be spurred on to fight to the end. Not everyone checks over here, so I will copy your comment to the latest blog post so more will see it. Your last comment reminds me of the prayers of protection that I have on my prayers and novenas page (left). Have you seen them?

  35. pelianitoon 21 Oct 2011 at 7:34 pm

    EWTN has a program airing this weekend on France:

    Eldest Daughter Of The Church: Pt. 1

    Fri. Oct. 21 at 10:00 PM ET, Sat. Oct. 22 at 2:00 PM ET

    This is the first part of a 4-part mini-series that chronicles the history of Catholicism in France. From the seeds of the Gospel planted by St. Mary Magdalene in Provence to the churches – the most notably Paray-le-Monial – where Jesus revealed the treasure of His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.

    You can watch it online at the listed times.

  36. LauraLeeon 22 Oct 2011 at 1:26 am

    Thank you for your comment Pelianito. I am grateful for your help and insight. I love the prayers of protection you have. In fact, I ‘created’ a personal prayer book which contains all of my favorite prayers and many of them are the prayers of protection that you list. I feel it is important to pray them frequently, not only for myself, but for my family and the world. I find these prayers very powerful and necessary. Thank you Pelianito for being a beautiful and open channel for the Lord God to work through. God be praised!!

  37. pelianitoon 22 Oct 2011 at 9:45 am

    God be praised!

    (Laura Lee if you go to the latest message, someone has posted a reply to your comment there where I copied it.)

  38. Alisaon 23 Nov 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I don’t have much to say except that i just sat here and read all of these comments and they have been very inspiring. I’m young and I only just heard of the Illumination a few months ago, but when i did hear of it, I immediately stopped doing this one sin (that i knew was a sin and that God was looking down on me, but i continued anyway). Before that, I was ashamed, and always told myself that I would stop soon then go to confession and all would be good, but as soon as I became somewhat aware of the Illumination, I stopped and have not even considered it since. I grew up as a very holy child, knowing all my prayers and such at a very young age and i believe that that has helped shape my faith to what it is today. Never have I once doubted God. Not knowing much about this Illumination, I am a little frightened, but more so for my friends because alot of them live very sinful lives, and I do pray for them often. I would just like to mention something else, I see you talking about St. Faustina, and I thought that I would tell you all that I am related to her. I find that as a great honor. I did alot of research on her and I can only hope to live a life like her. Thanks for the inspiration, and I am going to spend more time working on not being afraid of this coming Illumination and looking forward to it instead.

  39. pelianitoon 23 Nov 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Welcome Alisa! What a blessing to be related to such a saint! Praise God!

  40. Tabkaton 08 Jan 2012 at 6:22 pm

    In August 201, I attended the County Fair with my daughter who is 20yrs old. We had to park in handicap parking because I was recovering from two surgeries for spinal fusion I haf in June. The parking wad in very hard dry and bumpy mud, I thought wad ridiculous since some in wheelchairs had hard time getting through. Anyway as we exit the car I see a brown horse at end of the row we parked. He was tided to the white horse trailer. The horse see us and begans naying loudly over and over. I tell my daughter how much I love horses and use to horse back ride when I was a child. My daughtet ask me if I want walk over there to see him. I say no because it was a bit far and rough terrain, besides we.be walking alot in the fair. Later that night we walk back to the car and the horse see us and naying alot, my daughter gets into dtivet seat snd I in passenger side. We roll windowd down and it seems like the horses wanted my attention as he was naying so loud, so I look his way..i saw Jesus standing next to him with a white robe and his one arm out, his hair dark brown and down to shoulders, mustache and beard, perfect face no lines or flaws, he smiling. As soon as I see him I put my head down, as my mind is flooded with all my sins I thought, said and done..i tell my daughter I see Jesus..she giggled and ask Where? By the horse? I say yes, still with my head down I ask Jesus to forgive me, I am not worthy to look at you. I hear him say you,are forgiven, you can look at me. As I left my head my daughter yells, I see him too! Without me telling her what I saw, she descripe same thing. So we drove up to the horse. Jesus seemef to dissappear but re appearred as we drove away and turned to watch us drive away!!!

  41. pelianitoon 08 Jan 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Tabkat that is an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing it with us. Praise God for his mercy and love! Jesus we trust in you.

  42. Maria Kebius Kilaton 14 Feb 2012 at 9:37 am

    Whenever I read your post, I can’t seem to stop crying. Even though I feel great joy, I end up crying..Jesus so near and I so sinful, and He forgives… it makes me cry even more..God bless you, pelianito, for bringing Jesus to us all. Do pray for me and my
    unconverted family. Thank you.

  43. pelianitoon 14 Feb 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Maria, God has given your loved ones the gift of YOUR faith! Keep praying! He will honor your prayers.

  44. cornhuskeron 23 Feb 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Pel, do you think that the illumination will provide those in other Christian denominations with the information they need to convert to the Catholic faith? I can’t recall anyone ever mentioning this.

  45. pelianitoon 23 Feb 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Cornhusker, the Lord is preparing us for an influx of converts, both those who have fallen away and those who have not yet embraced the fullness of the truth. It is hard to say whether they will receive an infused knowledge. It behooves us I think, to gather resources and increase our knowledge of the faith. The harvest will be great.

  46. alisonon 30 Apr 2012 at 1:23 pm

    In December of 2008 the Holy Spirit asked us to write down the events happening in the world. He said so much would be happening that we would forget the happenings of the day before. He said, ‘let this be your history lesson”. It is now 2012 and as each month goes by they are getting closer together. I had stopped writing them down for a bit because it seemed morbid, but now I am back to writing them down.

    It is so important for all of us to be praying, especially as a family. The family rosary is extremely important to pray daily. Get together as often as you can. It is a time when our Lord and His precious mother rest in us. The Holy Spirit wants to speak to all of us. He tells us there are many families who pray the rosary together like we do. We unite our prayers with yours.

    I am so thankful for this web site. Thank you Pelianito. Your work is very important and I know the Lord is pleased with you.

    Many blessings to all who read this post.

  47. pelianitoon 30 Apr 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you for your encouragement Alison. (If you want more people to see your comment, you may want to copy and paste it in the comments for the latest blog post.)

  48. alisonon 02 May 2012 at 8:12 am

    Hi Pelianito,

    I was looking for where to post on the – latest blog post. Unfortunately I didn’t see where to do that. I will post if I find it :). Many blessings to you, your family and to the many who read these posts.

  49. pelianitoon 02 May 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Alison, if you click on the title of the latest blog post the comments come up. Scroll to the end and you will find a blank comment form. God bless.

  50. kevon 25 May 2012 at 5:20 am

    I am very happy to have found this page, i have experienced this ilumaition. I have to say it really frightened me, i felt how sinful i was infront of the Lord, it changed me from a hardened sinner, to someone who now believes and loves the Lord, God bless you from Ireland – Kevin

  51. pelianitoon 25 May 2012 at 7:21 am

    Kevin you have been blessed! I know someone else who has had an illumination and her love of the Lord is more pure than anyone else I know. She now is so careful not to hurt the Lord, and she goes to confession often. May God continue to bless you. Please pray for the conversion of many more sinners through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

  52. Carolon 26 May 2012 at 8:00 am

    I’ve been following sites and saints on this topic. I’m thinking it’ll happen in my life time- very afraid I’d drop dead of fright but now know I’m in Gods hands. No one believes me when I tell them this, my family all think I’m nuts! God Bless Peli and thank you for being here for all of us! God is Good!

  53. Danielleon 17 Jul 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Peli: I have asked the Lord in Blessed Sacrament today to show me how He sees me so that I can mend my ways. I am ready whenever He is. Truly.

  54. pelianitoon 17 Jul 2012 at 4:36 pm

    May our merciful God grant it, Danielle. For all of us!

  55. Juliaon 28 Apr 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I had an experience of this type some years ago, but not an Illumination.

    It happened about a year after my oldest daughter decided to leave school, move away from home and get a job, we lived in the countryside. She was a nightmare then!

    I did not agree with her decision, but thought it is her life, her decision, and although worried, felt it would be wrong to try and make her come home and stay on at school against her will. Her school had advised us she needed to leave, she was not interested in school anymore.

    I did not worry about letting her go at the time, and had said to God, You gave me freedom to choose and make my mistakes. I must give her the same freedom. She was nearly 18.

    This happened the following year.

    On Psalm Sunday 1987, I was asleep in the afternoon, in advance of working the Sunday night in nursing at the time.

    I was woken up (in a dream) with my deceased father standing in our bedroom doorway. I got out of bed and asked him “What are you doing here, you are dead ?” The strange thing was, the eiderdown on my bed was as if a spotlight was on it. I can still vividly see it in my memory now as I recall the dream.

    My fathers’ reply to my question was “I have been given special permission to come and tell you, you have to say special prayers. Someone for whom you have a responsibility will die soon, and you will have to answer to God for their soul.”

    My father turned and walked to the room next to our bedroom, it was the study, and I followed him. He knelt down and prayed to God the Father in words so beautiful, reverent, loving, respectful. I have never heard such beauty, dignity. God has not given us the fullness of such understanding on this earth.

    I realised my father was kneeling on a step which was not part of our study. I noticed there were two further steps and on the top, an area with a large dark wooden chair with Who I believe was God the Father. He was sitting and listening to my fathers prayers, praises and I simply can’t find the beauty of his words. My father, as well as kneeling was bowed reverently. I stood looking at my father gobsmacked. He said to me without looking round at me. “You have to pray like this.”

    I said to my father, “I can’t pray like that.” He replied, “Well you have to learn.”

    I then said to my father, “It’s alright for you, you can see God, I can’t.”

    My father then said to me; “You have to pray as if you could see Him.”

    My father then went on and said, “When you die and stand before God, (Who was sitting listening to all this, with an amused look on His face, no doubt at my stupidity) He will ask you to give Him an account of everything in your life. Even the tiniest things. Oh if only I knew,” my father said. “Things you would never even think of matter to God. Even the teeniest, weeniest things.

    Now, my father was a very devout man. I heard him in prayer 14 months before he died and he was saying ‘yes’ to God that he would do what he called another 14 stations. And he did indeed die after the 14 months.
    He was an avid devotee of St Theresa of the Child Jesus and the little way, so when I heard him say the tiniest little things, I thought afterwards, that is some big statement.

    There was and is no way I could pray the way I heard my father pray that day. But what I did was ask my mother who was still alive at the time what his favourite prayers were. She told me and I wrote them down and said them.

    Oh, to my surprise, Heavenly Father did not look identical to Jesus, which I would expect. Maybe He wanted me to know it was not Jesus, Whom I had seen in the past.

    To make a long story short, my daughter came within a hairs breadth of being murdered by some drug dealer when she told him she was going to report him to the police. It was a miracle she was not killed. No, with all the trouble she caused us, thank God, drugs was not one of her vices, he was trying to get her to take drugs. The story about how we found out and arranged a rescue would take too long for Julia to write.

    At the time I thought the person who might die was my mother in law who was ill with cancer.

    With the help of internet and children growing up and less daily duties, Julia has learned a lot more about the faith and how to pray. I now realise my father was telling me “pray from the heart”

    Sorry if it is all too long. Thank you Peli for this thread.

    Praised be Jesus and Mary.

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