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Do Souls in Purgatory Return from the Dead?

Yes, they sometimes do.
Should we be terrified or grateful?

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We don’t hear a lot about purgatory these days, and that’s a shame, because most of us will be very lucky to slip in there rather than dropping straight into hell. And lest anyone complain that God is mean or judgmental in sending people to hell, it is well to remember that it’s entirely our own doing, having used the gift of free will to tell God, “Nah, I won’t,” or more often today, “Meh.”

What a (terrifying, creepy but marvelous) gift it would be if, one night, we were awakened by the presence of a deceased family member or friend asking for our prayers and sacrifices, for masses to be said to gain their release from purgatory. And especially if that suffering soul left a permanent mark so that—by the light of day and forever after—we would know that the visit hadn’t been a nightmare occasioned by too much wine and scampi for dinner.

In Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19–31), Dives, from hell, begs Father Abraham to send “someone from the dead” to warn his brothers to repent. Abraham replies: “If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.” The reference, of course, was to Jesus’ own Resurrection, but in his great mercy, the Lord has also sent many emissaries from the dead to the living and they have left proof behind.

By “proof” I’m not referring to the many written testimonies of saints concerning purgatory or hell—sts. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Gertrude, Bridget of Sweden, John Vianney, Maria Faustina, Catherine of Siena, Catherine of Genoa et al.—and visionaries such as the children of Fatima or Kibeho, Medjugorje or Garabandal—compelling though they are. But actual concrete proof, housed in a small room off the vestry of a church in Rome, the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Prati (also called Sacro Cuore del Suffragio or the Sacred Heart of Suffrage). The neo-Gothic church, completed in 1917, is situated on the Tiber River, ten minutes from St. Peter’s Square.  It is unique in being home to the Little Purgatory Museum (Piccolo Museo del Purgatorio).

The mission of the Order of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1854 in France, was to pray for and offer masses for the repose of the souls in purgatory. Their chapel in Rome, dedicated to our Lady of the Rosary, was largely destroyed by fire on September 15, 1897. After the fire the priest assigned to the chapel, Fr. Victor Jouet, was astonished to see the image of a suffering face of what appeared to be a soul in purgatory on one of the charred walls. He obtained the permission of Pope Pius X to travel around Europe, collecting relics that bore evidence of visits from souls in purgatory.

One relic in the museum shows a section of wood from the desk belonging to Ven. Mother Isabella Fornari, Abbess of the Poor Clares Monastery of St. Francis in Todi. Mother Isabella was visited by the deceased former abbott, a Father Panzini, of the Benedictine Olivetan Order in Mantua, on November 1, 1731. To show her that he was suffering in purgatory, he placed his left “flaming” hand on her writing desk, leaving a scorched handprint, and also etched a cross in the wood with his burning forefinger. For good measure he placed his hand on the sleeve of her tunic, which burned through to her chemise and burned her arm to the point that it bled. Reporting the event to her confessor, Holy Cross Father Isidoro Gazata, the latter asked her to cut out the sections of tunic and chemise and to give him the small desk for safekeeping. All were determined to be of supernatural origin.

In 1815, Margherite Demmerlé (who lived in the Diocese of Metz) was visited by a soul who identified herself as her mother-in-law, who had died in childbirth 30 years earlier. She asked Margherite to go on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariental and to request that two masses be said there for her. Margherite asked her for a sign, and the soul put her hand on the book Margherite had been reading—The Imitation of Christ—leaving her handprint on the open page. Her mother-in-law returned to her after the pilgrimage and masses had been said to thank her and tell her she’d been released from purgatory.

In 1875, Luisa Le Sénèchal, who had been dead for two years, appeared to her husband, Luigi, in their home in Ducey, France. Asking for his prayers, she left scorch marks of her five fingers on his nightcap as concrete proof for their daughter of her request to have masses said for the repose of her soul.

About a dozen more artifacts of this nature can be seen in the Little Museum of Purgatory.

These examples are not meant to shock or frighten, and many, many more can be found in books authored by the renowned 19th century French Jesuit, Father F.X. Schouppe: Purgatory Explained, for example. He wrote:

In giving us a warning of this kind, God shows us a great mercy. He urges us, in the most efficacious manner, to assist the poor suffering souls, and to be vigilant in our [own] regard.

Those who do think about the four last things may entertain a curiosity about purgatory. While the Church does not claim to know the nature of the suffering endured by the souls in purgatory, comments by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the writings of St. Catherine of Genoa (1447–1510), especially her “Treatise on Purgatory,” are instructive. She described purgatory not as a place engulfed in flames, but rather a state in which souls experience the torment of interior flames as they recognize their profound sinfulness in the face of the perfection of God’s holiness and love for them.

Blessed John Henry Newman composed the beautiful “Prayer for the Faithful Departed for the souls in purgatory. In the month dedicated to the faithful departed, we’d do well to recite this often:

O GOD of the Spirits of all flesh, O Jesu, Lover of souls, we recommend unto Thee the souls of all those Thy servants, who have departed with the sign of faith and sleep the sleep of peace. We beseech Thee, O Lord and Saviour, that, as in Thy mercy to them Thou became man, so now Thou would hasten the time, and admit them to Thy presence above. Remember, O Lord, that they are Thy creatures, not made by strange gods, but by Thee, the only Living and True God; for there is no other God but Thou, and none that can equal Thy works. Let their souls rejoice in Thy light, and impute not to them their former iniquities, which they committed through the violence of passion, or the corrupt habits of their fallen nature. For, although they have sinned, yet they always firmly believed in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and before they died, they reconciled themselves to Thee by true contrition and the Sacraments of Thy Church.

O Gracious Lord, we beseech Thee, remember not against them the sins of their youth and their ignorances; but according to Thy great mercy, be mindful of them in Thy heavenly glory. May the heavens be opened to them, and the Angels rejoice with them. May the Archangel St. Michael conduct them to Thee. May Thy holy Angels come forth to meet them, and carry them to the city of the heavenly Jerusalem. May St. Peter, to whom Thou gave the keys of the kingdom of heaven, receive them. May St. Paul, the vessel of election, stand by them. May St. John, the beloved disciple, who had the revelation of the secrets of heaven, intercede for them. May all the Holy Apostles, who received from Thee the power of binding and loosing, pray for them. May all the Saints and elect of God, who in this world suffered torments for Thy Name, befriend them; that, being freed from the prison beneath, they may be admitted into the glories of that kingdom, where with the Father and the Holy Ghost Thou lives and reigns one God, world without end.

Come to their assistance, all ye Saints of God; gain for them deliverance from their place of punishment; meet them, all ye Angels; receive these holy souls, and present them before the Lord. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. And may perpetual light shine on them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.

Mehdi Bouhalassa

by: Susan E. Wills

Susan E. Wills, JD, LLM left the practice of law to join the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, where she served for 20 years as Asst. Director for Education and Outreach until her retirement in 2013. She now serves as Aleteia’s English edition Sprituality Editor.

– See more at: http://aleteia.org/2015/11/02/do-souls-in-purgatory-return-from-the-dead/#sthash.pQbFvxnD.dpuf

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

VIEWERS NOTE MANIFESTATIONS OF ALL KINDS AS SIGN OF TIMES AND AS THE ‘VEIL’ SEEMS TO THIN

It seems, does it not, that the “veil” is thinning? Everywhere we turn, folks seem to have more accounts of the supernatural than ever before, at least in our current memory, which means a generation.

There have been runs — rashes — of various manifestations. In the 1980s, there was an eruption of alleged apparitions of the Blessed Mother, apparitions that continue around this world to this day. In the 1990s, angels were all the rage — manifesting very boldly, and filling bestsellers. There has been the demonic: spiritual warfare perhaps has never been so obvious. (Its manifestations could fill an encyclopedia and continue to gain momentum). There are so many now who report signs from the deceased, which is among the topics covered in a book we have just released, The Spirits Around Us.

A thin veil indeed! The theology of modernism misses it. There are the “spirits around us”: never before has the mainstream media reported on so many alleged “paranormal” events. The brilliant Father John Hampsch of California has issued a little booklet called Poltergeists and Seven Types of Ghosts, which also covers such topics.

Just last July — in a single day — were the eerie reports of ghost lights that led researchers to discover a mass historic grave in Malvern, Pennsylvania; the study focusing on an “epidemic” of possession (by spirits) in Mozambique; and the news story — on normally skeptical CNN — of  young “ghost-hunters” who were listening for the sounds of a legendary “ghost” train (there had been a crash in 1891). One of these ghost hunters was killed and another severely injured when a real train came by and ran them over (at three a.m. on a  Friday last month).

About three a.m.: why does this continue to pop up in accounts of both spiritual and occult occurrences? Is it the devil’s hour (the dark reverse of the Hour of Mercy) or simply a time of night when (again) the veil thins?

Another recent e-mail: “We had a house fire at three a.m. that destroyed our home and instantly gave glory to Our Lord moments after the fire when we found out our family of six had made it out alive, but in the months to follow my husband became very angry — almost consumed with uncontrollable anger (we prayed for almost a year together and turned to therapy and eventually to depression medications but nothing seemed to help) and then we made a family pilgrimage to a shrine after my uncle’s 80th birthday and my husband felt compelled — drawn — to a St. Michael statue. It was at that moment in prayer that our four- year-old asked my husband to bend down (thinking he wanted to tell him something, he did), and blessed him with a Sign of the Cross on the head with the Holy Water from the spring Mother Mary brought about and told his daddy that God wanted his heart to be happy again. My husband said it was as if his heart became on fire and blackness melted from it!”

Ah, yes: this is the week of Michael! He is with us as this battle become so visible. We have a report that the person who received the 1990 prophecy has received another missive, about which we are discerning and perhaps will discuss next week.

Might it be that Heaven is pouring out graces as we approach climactic spiritual times — and battles?

Of course, be careful of alleged apparitions. The enemy is behind our lines of defense. But with God we have protection.

Wrote Sherri Cinquina: “I am feeling confused about a certain subject that I feel isn’t wrong: to fire-waterinvestigate and expel spirits from homes when people are being haunted!  I believe in my Catholic faith, but am confused to why doing this is wrong. It doesn’t seem wrong when I bless my home from evil spirits from entering. So why would helping people who are being haunted, like on the shows ‘Paranormal State’ or ‘Ghost Hunters’:  families reporting evidence of these things happening to a certain place; isn’t the ghost or evil spirit already active? It’s not like going in and disturbing the deceased when they are already active. I believe there are spirits of the deceased who are stuck.  Can you clear this up for me? 

“And another question.  What is the difference between a saint who has had visions or premonitions, or a person like who has had bad feelings about something that is going to occur. Am I considered what the world may say is psychic, or someone who has a real spiritual gift of God to know certain things?  Does it not say in the bible that men will dream dreams and see visions before the day of the Lord? I just don’t understand when the Church is so full of mystics, yet mediums or ghost hunting are considered bad when history of our faith has done the same thing.”

The problem with mediums and channelers (and psychics) is that they are contacting spirits through an initiative of their own (that’s necromancy), and doing so without Jesus. Only in His Name can these matters be approached. They are dangerous because “ghosts” can be demons. Are there spontaneous gifts of the Spirit? Absolutely. But they are hard to trust unless a person is very prayerful, and frequents the sacraments (which clarify our discernment). Contact with the deceased should not be initiated, though there are times they may try to communicate with us (to console us or seek our prayers).

Yet, far be it for us to know the secrets of discernment. Unusual photographs. Images in nature. Some of it seems too spooky and as always one has to be wary of Satan’s deceptions and the occult or New Age.

For example, there are the images above, taken at a church. First a strange orange glow showed up, then right after that the figure on the right. You tell us. Maybe — as always, maybe — it is a trick of the lens.

But much seems to be communicated from Heaven, as the devil tries to confuse or obscure it or flood it with false revelation.

Let’s just remain simple.
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“My children, thought I should send this in to share,” wrote a viewer named Mary Martuscello. “We were going through pictures and happen to notice this manifestation! Funny thing is, we never noticed it before now. Maybe our hearts weren’t ready back then. That was taken about 1996 or 1997. The kids seem to think there is a halo around the whole head. While having a certain healing  priest visit from time to time, he would tell us that he would see Our Lord and Our Lady with our children. Now we wonder if that is what he saw. He is now deceased.”

[resources: The Spirits Around Us and Poltergeists and Seven Types of Ghosts]

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

FOUR BLOOD MOONS

 

“The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.“ (Joel 2:31)
“The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.” (Acts 2:20)

The Holy Spirit has commanded me to address the 2014-15 astronomic phenomena of Four Blood Moons with a total eclipse of the sun in the middle of the Blood Moons as a harbinger of three sequential events: the debut of The AntichristThe Three Days of Darkness and Christ’s Second Coming. This lunar tetrad falling on the Jewish feasts of Passover is unique in the 21st century.

The article Divine Mercy and Second Coming presents messages of Jesus and His Mother to Sister Faustina about The End Times. The following message in May 1935 is particularly revealing: “You will prepare the world for My final coming.” (Diary 429)

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:25-28)

Refer to the article Christ’s Second Coming.

 “But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36)

Brethren, strengthen your spirituality to resist to The Antichrist. Repent and convert per the articles Conversion and Second Coming and Be Born Again. 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9)

Brethren, embrace Christ’s Infinite Mercy as early as possible ahead of The Antichrist. Enlist yourself among Christ’s elected to meet Him on the clouds in His Second Coming.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Pray for the Triumph of our Lady’s Immaculate Heart!

Signs? Tensions Rise in Ukraine and Russia..Malachi Martin: Priest, Vatican Insider Who Read Third Secret of Fatima said: “The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will start from Ukraine and begin at the latest in 2017″

Wall Street Journal writes today:

Dispute Between Russia and Ukraine Over Crimea Accusations Escalates

MOSCOW—Ukraine’s president put his country’s forces on combat alert Thursday as Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed stepped-up security measures in the annexed territory of Crimea, escalating a crisis around the Black Sea peninsula. President Petro Poroshenko met with his security advisers, ordering them to bring all units along the Crimean frontier and in eastern Ukraine to “increased combat-readiness,” according to an official statement.

The Ukrainian military also said it had conducted pre-planned exercises involving fighter and bomber aircraft.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered Thursday to put all military units near the border with Crimea and in Donbass on high combat readiness.

Poroshenko said on Twitter.  “Held a meeting with the leadership of defense agencies and the foreign ministry…ordered to put all units near the administrative border with Crimea and along the entire line of contact in Donbass on high readiness,”


Catholic Prophecy: Malachi Martin before his death had some extraordinary things to say about Fatima, the Third Secret, Russia and the Ukraine.

Father Malachi Martin a Vatican insider and close confidant of Popes claims he read the  “Third Secret of Fatima”

In his book, The Last Prophet,  Malachi Martin wrote that  “The Salvation for the world, will start in Russia.”  Malachi Martin was convinced that the Triumph of the Immaculate heart of Mary will begin at the latest in 2017

Malachi also said that this Triumph will start from Ukraine. Mysteriously  Malachi was sure that the anti-Christ was already in life.

Malachi Martin the Last Prophet II

35-225x300Russia´s role in the Vision of Fatima is very important because if we´re to believe the Vision of Fatima, salvation for the world, the cure for the world ills, will start in the Ukraine and in Russia, and that was why the Virgin in the Fatima vision of 1917 was supposed to have spoken actively about Russia and that Russia first of all has to be cured of her errors and then she will help the entire world to get better and to cure itself of its sins. It´s a very bizarre message in that sense because one would have said that salvation was going to come from the West as we always think because we are Westerners, but no, according to the message of Fatima, salvation will come from the East, and particularly, from Ukraine and from the State of Russia itself, which is extraordinary.

Malachi also  believed that the last Pope could be an antipope

Fatima : 1996 Fr Malachi Martin interview Third Secret involves Russia

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Apocalypse Now? Another Great Sign Rises in the Heavens

Apocalypse Now? Another Great Sign Rises in the Heavens

On September 23, 2017, we will see the constellation Virgo with the sun rise directly behind it (the woman clothed with the sun). These events transpire during the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of “the woman clothed in the sun,” Our Lady at Fatima in 1917. What does it mean?

[Editorial Note: In the following article, I intend to present a series of facts and observations from which I draw no definitive conclusion. Yet, these facts and observations are of such a nature, for no other reason than their observation and reporting, that lend themselves to misinterpretation. So let me be clear, in the following article, I predict nothing. I am offering my observations on some upcoming phenomena, both heavenly and man-made, potentially of great import, that people might find interesting and of which people should be aware.]

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The Great Sign in Heaven

What if God gave us a sign, would we even notice it? What if God, like He has done before, gave us a heavenly sign, a portent of great and terrible events?   Would we even take notice? Are we, like so many that have come before us, so busy in our day-to-day lives that we never bother to even look up anymore? What if God gave us a heavenly sign today, would we notice? And if we did notice, would we care or just ignore it as some superstitious nonsense?

What if I told you that there is a forthcoming astronomical event that closely mirrors a sign from the Book of Revelation, stunning in its precision, context, and timing? Would you look up?

Revelation 12:1-5

“And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars:

And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.

And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems:

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to his throne. “

The Star of Bethlehem

Before I begin, I think it is important to establish some sense of context. We take it as an established and undeniable part of our faith that, 2,000 years ago, God used an astronomical event to communicate with man, the Star of Bethlehem. Many people, when picturing the Star of Bethlehem, if they picture it at all, think of this massive bright star over Bethlehem that was so obvious to everyone that it sent the Magi on a long trek to find the promised king.

We know that version of events is in error, for when the Magi arrived in Jerusalem, just 8 kilometers from Bethlehem, they had to explain what it was they saw and why they interpreted it the way they did. King Herod, his court, and the rest of Jerusalem were largely ignorant of the events of the Star of Bethlehem. The people of Jerusalem, like us today, were busy providing for their families and going about their daily duties. Even though this great sign announcing the birth of the Savior, the very Son of God, was going on above their heads, they neither noticed it, nor cared about it.

In order to understand the proper context of the potential Revelation 12 sign, it is helpful to further examine the Star of Bethlehem. What was the Star of Bethlehem and how did the Magi see it when everybody else missed it? Short answer, they were paying attention.

I think that there is a compelling case that the Star of Bethlehem was a series of regular astronomical events involving rare conjunctions that symbolically indicated the birth of a king. It is important to note that this is emphatically not astrology. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines astrology as:

“…type of divination that involves the forecasting of earthly and human events through the observation and interpretation of the fixed stars, the Sun, the Moon, and the planets. Devotees believe that an understanding of the influence of the planets and stars on earthly affairs allows them to both predict and affect the destinies of individuals, groups, and nations.”

The Catholic Church explicitly condemns astrology, as it does all forms of divination (CCC 2116).   But signs like the Star of Bethlehem are not divination of fates ordered by the stars, but regular astronomy and symbology with the idea that the God of the universe sometimes uses His creation to communicate with man. The bible is replete with instances that make this case. Psalm 19 states:

1 …The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world…

— PSALM 19:1-4

Paul directly quotes this Psalm in Romans when making the case that the Jews had knowledge that the Messiah had come.

17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. 18 But I ask: Did they [the Jews] not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

— ROMANS 10:17-18

Paul is clearly making the case that the Jews had knowledge of the Messiah because the heavens told them so. Obviously Paul is not endorsing astrology, but indicating that God can and does sometimes use the heavens to announce His plans. There is much more that can be said on the differences between astrology and understanding heavenly signs, but suffice it for now to say that looking to the heavens for confirmation and announcement of God’s plans is legitimate within the proper context and application.

So what was the Star of Bethlehem? As mentioned, I think there is a compelling case that the Star of Bethlehem was a series of astronomical events with significant symbolism. More detail can be seen at BethlehemStar.net, but I will attempt a brief summary.

In 3/2 B.C., there occurred a rare triple conjunction of Jupiter (the king planet, through its retrograde motion) and Regulus (the king star). The Magi likely interpreted this rare triple conjunction as a giant neon sign in the heavens blinking KING-KING-KING. This all began at the Jewish New year and all within the constellation of Leo (the lion, a symbol of the tribe of Judah). So it heavily symbolized Jewish King from the tribe of Judah, a clear indication for those familiar with the Messiah. Further, rising right behind Leo was the constellation Virgo, with the sun and the moon at her feet.

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Posted by on July 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The Prophecy of St. Nilus about Our Days

220px-san_nicodemo_-_ritratto_san_niloWe received from a Priest, one of our readers, the following prophecy of St. Nilus and this information about his life – TIA
Realizing that St. Nilus is scarcely known to a large part of the Church, a brief sketch of his life, taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1911 copyright edition), is related below:

St. Nilus was one of the many disciples and fervent defenders of St. John Chrysostom. He was an officer at the Court of Constantinople, married, with two sons. While St. John Chrysostom was patriarch, before his exile (398-403), he directed Nilus in the study of Scripture and in works of piety. St. Nilus left his wife and one son and took the other, Theodulos, with him to Mount Sinai to be a monk. The Bishop of Eleusa ordained both St. Nilus and his son to the priesthood. The mother and other son also embraced the religious life in Egypt.

From his monastery at Sinai, St. Nilus was a well-known person throughout the Eastern Church. Through his writings and correspondence, he played an important part in the history of his time. He was known as a theologian, Biblical scholar and ascetic writer, so people of all kinds, from the Emperor down wrote to consult him.

His numerous works, including a multitude of letters, consist of denunciations of heresy, paganism, abuses of discipline and crimes. He also wrote about rules and principles of asceticism, especially maxims on the religious life. He warns and threatens people in high places, Abbots and Bishops, Governors and Princes, even the Emperor himself, without fear. He kept up a correspondence with Gaina, a leader of the Goths, endeavoring to convert him from Arianism. He denounced vigorously the persecution of St. John Chrysostom both to the Emperor Arcadius and to his courtiers.

St. Nilus must be counted as one of the leading ascetic writers of the 5th century. His feast is kept on November 12th in the Byzantine Calendar; he is commemorated also in the Roman Martyrology on the same date. St. Nilus probably died around the year 430, as there is no evidence of his life after that.ecaterina-ilustratie-de-ceaslov-olandez-1425-1450-in
The Prophecy of St. Nilus

After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 20th century, the people of that time will become unrecognizable. When the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, people’s minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions, and dishonor and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognizable.

People’s appearances will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to their shamelessness in dress and style of hair. These people will be cruel and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the Antichrist. There will be no respect for parents and elders, love will disappear, and Christian pastors, Bishops and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right-hand way from the left.

At that time, the morals and traditions of Christians and of the Church will change. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society.

Apostasy

At that future time, due to the power of such great crimes and licentiousness, people will be deprived of the grace of the Holy Spirit, which they received in Holy Baptism and equally of remorse.

The Churches of God will be deprived of God-fearing and pious pastors, and woe to the Christians remaining in the world at that time; they will completely lose their faith because they will lack the opportunity of seeing the light of knowledge from anyone at all. Then they will separate themselves out of the world in holy refuges in search of lightening their spiritual sufferings, but everywhere they will meet obstacles and constraints. And all this will result from the fact that the Antichrist wants to be Lord over everything and become the ruler of the whole universe, and he will produce miracles and fantastic signs.

Telephones, airplanes, submarines

He will also give depraved wisdom to an unhappy man so that he will discover a way by which one man can carry on a conversation with another from one end of the earth to the other. At that time men will also fly through the air like birds and descend to the bottom of the sea like fish. And when they have achieved all this, these unhappy people will spend their lives in comfort without knowing, poor souls, that it is deceit of the Antichrist. And, the impious one! – he will so complete science with vanity that it will go off the right path and lead people to lose faith in the existence of God in three hypostases.

The coming chastisement

Then the All-good God will see the downfall of the human race and will shorten the days for the sake of those few who are being saved, because the enemy wants to lead even the chosen into temptation, if that is possible… then the sword of chastisement will suddenly appear and kill the Perverter and his servants.

from: http://www.traditioninaction.org

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The Intimate Daily Life of Divine Love with Jesus Through Mary

The Divine Antidote

We will begin a new series from the Masterpiece entitled “He and I” given by our Lord to Gabrielle Bossis with Imprimatur from Archbishop Jean-Marie Fortier, former Archbishop of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. I have often commented that I believe this is the greatest practical book in the history of the Church on what a moment by moment relationship of love with the Trinity is…what this relationship actually entails each moment of each day. It is a simple, but incredibly detailed, daily blueprint of exactly what the Lord desires and expects of each one of us called to love Him as we should. In addition, this Masterpiece doubles as an outstanding meditation treatise and with the Gospels provides all one needs if one is so inspired.
One way to think about this extraordinary Gift from God is this: it is a combination of the “Story of a Soul”, the “Practice of…

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Posted by on June 12, 2016 in Uncategorized