Wednesday, February 27, 2019

What Young People Want by Dan Lynch

Jewish truth teller Ben Shapiro said, “Young people are not looking for pizza, guitars and a vague spirituality. They are looking for a sense of meaning. They are looking for rules, they are looking for duty. They are looking for a reason to live. That is what young people want.”

Our Lady of America gave young people a reason to live. She asked them to be pure and wants them to study and live the spirituality of the Divine Indwelling. She also said that the youth of America would bring conversion to the world as “Torchbearers of the Queen”.

One of those Torchbearers is a home schooled high school young lady who works part-time at our apostolic center. 16-year-old Lily Yandow attended this year’s March for life as part of the Diocese of Vermont’s Life Is Precious Pilgrimage.She wrote about it for you. Please take a vicarious armchair pilgrimage with her on the bus, in the March, at an assisted living home, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and at the memorial shrines and read what she wrote,
After 12 hours overnight on a bus, we arrived in DC at around 7:30 Friday morning. We started off at the youth rally at Mason University. There, Mass was said and there were multiple speakers, including Sr. Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life. After this, everyone was provided with a free lunch by Chick-fil-A. Next, we marched.
 We marched for those who couldn’t defend themselves. We marched because women deserve better. We marched to end abortion. We marched for life. It was an incredible atmosphere, hundreds of thousands of people united in one noble, heroic, and vital goal to express the truth: Life Is Precious.
There were so many creative and meaningful signs held by those who marched. We marched to the Supreme Court, where women were giving their testimonies, holding posters that read, “I regret my abortion”. This is where the Vermont group regrouped. We all knew where to go, because our group leader had a tiger stuffed animal tied to a poll hoisted in the air, which was quite funny but also functional; it was much easier to keep track of the group.

After this, we met up with the bus and went to the local high school where we would be sleeping.This trip was to proclaim the value of all life, not just the unborn, so the next morning we visited an assisted living home. We visited with the elderly, who all seemed to enjoy our company. I spent most of my time there playing cards with a fantastic old man who could not speak, but sure knew how to smile, and, instead of shaking hands, he fist-bumped!

We departed from the assisted living and headed to the city. Our first stop was the Holocaust Memorial. The Holocaust was a horrible thing, and there was so much at the Memorial about ‘not letting it happen again.’ This struck many of us on the trip, because it is happening again, and so many people don’t even care. Millions of unborn children thoughtlessly murdered, and the number continues to rise. The Holocaust was terrible event, but in a way it gives me hope. The Holocaust ended, and so can abortion. 

Our next stop was at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I had been there once before, but this time we had a guided tour. It was very interesting, and the meaning behind all of the art was explained to us. The Basilica is a beautiful and incredible place.

At the Shrine, Fr. Jon Schnobrich celebrated Mass for us. Before Mass, we were able to pray in front of the heart of St. John Vianney, which is currently on pilgrimage throughout America. This was a wonderful surprise for us because none of us knew about it beforehand.

Next, we went to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. It was interesting to go to this place and the Holocaust Memorial, because St. John Paul II was a light in the darkness during the Holocaust. Both St. John Paul II and St. Mother Teresa were on my mind a lot throughout the trip, and it dawned on me that, although they did great things, they were nothing more than ordinary people who loved in an extraordinary way. How much better would the world be if we could just learn to love. 

We finished off the day with visits to the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A friend that I had made on the trip had some family friends and relatives that died in Vietnam. We searched for their names on the Wall and found them!

We picked up pizza from Costco for the second night in a row and headed back to the high school. We had originally planned to leave the next day, Sunday morning, but were delayed by a snow storm. As result, we had a whole extra day in D.C. So, we went to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. I absolutely loved the outside area at the Monastery: stone walkways, gardens, and grottos. We left early the next morning, around 6:30, and we arrived in Burlington that evening.
Overall it was a meaningful pilgrimage that I am thankful I was able to experience.
Our Lady of America revealed to the visionary, Sister Mildred, that she is particularly interested in the youth of our nation. It is they who are to be the leaders of the movement of renewal on the face of the earth. Their ranks will be swelled by the youths of other nations whom Our Lady also calls to help in the accomplishment of this great renewal.

Our Lady of America told Sr. Mildred,

The youth must be prepared, and this must be done by instilling into them, not only the knowledge of the Divine Indwelling, but a serious study of it, living it in such a way that the Divine Presence becomes, as it were an intimate and necessary part of their life and daily living. From this will flow a great love, a conflagration that will envelop the world in the flames of Divine Charity. This is what Our Lady is working for, because this is the great desire of her Divine Son, and it is to the youth of America that she is holding out this challenge.

It was made known to me that those, particularlythe youth, who are willing wholeheartedly to follow Our Lady in her great battle against evil would bear the special title of “Torchbearers of the Queen”. This torch, of course, is Divine Love, for it is Love alone that will conquer hate and all that hate brings with it.
 (Diary 16-17).








Monday, February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019 Medjugorje Monthly Message


 “It does not matter how old you are … I am still with you, because God permitted me out of love for you.”


“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to a new life. It is not important how old you are, open your heart to Jesus Who will transform you in this time of grace and, like nature, you will be born into a new life in God’s love, and you will open your heart to Heaven and the things of Heaven. I am still with you, because God permitted me out of love for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Medjugorje. There is a serious plan of Satan to destroy the world, but Our Lady is stopping it..”Pray with great force”

Satan does not remain still for a moment, thinks, plans and acts to hit us at the weakest point and thus destroy our resistance. Above all, try to weaken us by distracting us from prayer, inspiring us to do other things, even good, so as not to make us pray more.
In this regard, we read this message: “When you feel weak in your prayer, do not stop but continue to pray with all your heart. And do not pay attention to the body, but gather completely in your spirit. 
Pray with even greater force so that your body does not win the spirit and your prayer is not empty. All of you who feel weak in prayer, pray with greater ardor, fight and meditate on what you pray for. Do not let any thought be deceived in prayer. Remove all thoughts, except those that unite Me and Jesus to you. 
SHOOT THE OTHER THOUGHTS AWAY SATAN HE WANTS YOU AND TO BRING YOU AWAY FROM ME “(February 27, 1985).
It is a clear message on the action of satan towards the weak, those who pray little or badly and are incapable of governing the thoughts that come to the mind, to discern and intuit the origin of an idea, so as to be conditioned by any thought that arrives to the mind.
Many of the thoughts that come to our mind are temptations of satan and distract us, make prayer empty, without love and trust. We know that satan never rests.
Our thoughts also come from Satan, he is the main deviator of our Faith, it is he who always wants to get away from the truth of the Gospel. But there is also our human spirit to give us feelings contrary to the truth, if we live our Faith with little fidelity.
The attack of satan against humanity and against the Catholic Church has become ruthless in the past few decades, many and strange events have happened in the world to arouse apprehension in many people. This is why the apparition of Our Lady in Medjugorje arises, considered true and extraordinary by many Cardinals and Bishops.
Whoever has the Spirit of God, reads easily the signs of these times, realizes that the world is now in the hands of satan; on the other hand, he who does not have the Spirit of God does not understand how terrifying he is preparing satan against humanity. It seems that everything goes well, indeed, never went better because this life is a real pleasure, you can satisfy every pleasure, every instinct that comes to the mind. 
In those people in whom Satan is master, the very strong anger mixed with hatred against Medjugorje and against Our Lady is born, they come to pronounce heavy offenses against the Mother of God, only because it comes to call us to the fidelity of the Gospel and to tell us that Jesus calls us to the conversion and its Commandments. Many people who condemn the apparitions of Our Lady are Catholic.
Satan and all the devils are unleashed against humanity and try to destroy everything that is possible. Their murderous rage transmits hatred to all those who are not protected by Our Lady, and this also applies to the consecrated. And where there is hatred, Our Lady came to talk to us about Jesus’ love and to invite us to forgive. “Love, love! Jesus easily converts people if you love. Love you too: so you change the world! “(February 23, 1985).
In people deprived of the Grace of God, there is greater inclination to malice and transgression, to wickedness, to use every form of disloyalty to get what they want.
This rule does not apply to all non-believers or indifferent believers. But in many cases it is so. In one way or another. Even for one situation and not for all those in which they are involved. But it is enough to run into a negative situation with those who do not love and live in wickedness, to suffer moral, spiritual and dignity damages.
We are involved in an incredible spiritual war between the forces of Good and the forces of evil. Good will always win, but in the meantime the trouble caused by the satanic forces will have made the good suffer, and in any case, suffer millions of millions of human beings enormously.
The persecutions against the Catholic Church and the followers of Christ, the strange and incurable diseases, the wars caused by Satan will have been innumerable in the meantime.
To understand well this unleashing of satan, the danger of the betrayal of many consecrated persons in the Catholic Church, the emptying of morality, one must read the book of the Apocalypse. Everything is explained there. Even the daring plan of satan against God. It is a real war on the level of spirits, as it had never happened before, so much so that it is described in the book of the Apocalypse.
To carry on this evil plan, Satan has created an immense team of scoundrels and disgraced, operating in many sectors of public life, many of which occupy authoritative seats.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Contemplative Prayer – Or Certain Catastrophe

The urgency of contemplative prayer comes into focus when we begin to ponder the transitory nature of our lives and the precariousness of the society in which we live. We lull ourselves into thinking that things have always been a certain way and therefore will always stay the way we imagine them to be. But this is not the way life is, and time is harshly more linear than it is cyclical. As long as we cling to the delusion that the work-a-day world is unchanging, we are susceptible to catastrophe upending the very purpose of our lives.

Here, our judgment betrays us if we do not allow it to be purified by a new awareness of God in prayer. The faith that animates Christian contemplation knows that the Trinity’s presence is always new – always bringing newness into the world as a foretaste of what is to come. It knows that Christ is sent by the Father in the Holy Spirit that we might have life to the full … but this faith also tells us that we must be ready for this gift. He reveals His glory that we might thrive in praise of it, but if we are distracted by the same cares and anxieties that weigh down everyone else, we miss this extraordinary opportunity to our eternal detriment and the detriment of all those we love.

Matthew 24:37-40 reveals that just before catastrophe, most are mindless about their own impending doom. Even more, the coming of the Lord in glory is catastrophic for those who are cavalier about holy things and how they live. If we live our lives as if our selfish occupations were the only concerns to be concerned about; if we do not allow ourselves to be convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit; if we are not moved by the immensity of the love that burns in the Heart of God for our sake and for the whole world; we too will be overtaken by catastrophe at the coming of the Lord. A fate more terrifying than any flood, doom darker than earthly death, a judgment more severe than time can contain – all of this is what falls on a soul that is not vigilant, but careless in the presence of the Lord.

The Lord is a just judge and His presence demands the complete and total vigilance realized in mental prayer. Such attentive silence helps us be ready to render what is His due, to give an account of ourselves before Him. Indeed, to give such an accounting is the most important, the most sacred of all moments in one’s own personal existence.

Mindful of Divine Judgment, mental prayer makes us vulnerable to the ways that Christ speaks to us in our own conscience. Such a heart to heart with the Lord draws us away from those activities that dissipate our capacity to love and plunges us in the drama of salvation. This inner stillness makes possible the renunciation of all that is not worthy of God’s love and gives the courage to love when love seems impossible. Nothing can better prepare us for His judgment at the evening time of life. At death, when we are infused with the light of His truth, frequent contemplative prayer has already anticipated this finest moment of life.

Contemplation searches for the Holy Mighty One, and it knows that failure to revere Him never allows a man to rise above irreverence. Such mental prayer ponders Him as ultimate Truth supported all the while by the humble realization that failure to obey Him condemns one to a meaningless existence. This prostration of the mind knows that He alone is the Righteous One with the firm conviction that failure to seek His forgiveness is to continue to wallow in guilt and shame. This captivity of thought approaches the Prince of Peace with the sobered awareness that not to welcome Him is to burn with of all kinds of irrational impulses and of unquenchable desires. Such solemn interiority is at once wrenched in astonishment that He has suffered the consequences of our sin while also amazed over the indifference to Divine Mercy that alienates man in misery. This cry of recognition and love knows that He is come to bring Eternal Life and feels with painful sorrow how failure to believe in Him results in eternal death.

The dynamism of Christ’s imminent coming into the world of my own personal existence evokes the urgency of such contemplative prayer. The end of the world is not remote, but ever present, an unfolding reality into which we are all already caught up. As stars fall out of the sky and the earth is shaken, the visible image of the ultimate and absolute love of the Father, the Judge of the Living and the Dead moves the very depths of our being with reverence, obedience, desire for forgiveness and to forgive, sobriety, humility, and living faith. Yet, none of this can ever be if we do not sanction and permit this movement of grace in contemplation. Indeed, in times of supreme trial and tribulation how can we if we do not keep our eyes on Him? The faith that such prayer requires makes obvious how inadequate it is merely to think or wish for such things before His face. Instead, true vigilance in prayer makes a believer choose and beg for the grace to be reverent, obedient, forgiving, sober, and humble before the Risen One before whose personal presence one suddenly finds oneself.

Here, the urgency of contemplative prayer impresses an enfleshed spirituality – one that is full engaged in this world, but not of it. This means a movement indifferent to anything that is not God’s will, but whatever God’s will is to be ever ready and eager to implicate oneself in it unreservedly. As his presence dawns on us in our effort to enter silent stillness, it is not enough to vaguely intend – but we must actually offer, in the concrete moment, spiritual worship with our bodies. The presence of Word made flesh requires that our faith and love be unveiled through our bodily actions, even the words we say. This means in the earthly, nitty-gritty and real day to day relationships and service that make up our daily lives. Prayer that leads away from this enfleshed devotion is not Christian – is not in the pattern of the Savior who humbled Himself, in our likeness, to become the loving servant of all unto death. By the true sacrifices that such an enfleshed spirituality demands, contemplation finds and follows in his footsteps until how we live is animated and radiant with His very life.
Image credit: Nikolas Behrendt on Unsplash

By: Dr. Anthony Lilles

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

GOSPEL - LK 6:17, 20-26

Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground
with a great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people
from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon.
And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said:
Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.
Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you,
and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.
Rejoice and leap for joy on that day!
Behold, your reward will be great in heaven.
For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
Woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep.
Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Beatitudes are at the heart of Jesus' preaching. They take up the promises made to the chosen people since Abraham. The Beatitudes fulfill the promises by ordering them no longer merely to the possession of a territory, but to the Kingdom of heaven:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.
The Beatitudes depict the countenance of Jesus Christ and portray his charity. They express the vocation of the faithful associated with the glory of his Passion and Resurrection; they shed light on the actions and attitudes characteristic of the Christian life; they are the paradoxical promises that sustain hope in the midst of tribulations; they proclaim the blessings and rewards already secured, however dimly, for Christ's disciples; they have begun in the lives of the Virgin Mary and all the saints.
1718 The Beatitudes respond to the natural desire for happiness. This desire is of divine origin: God has placed it in the human heart in order to draw man to the One who alone can fulfill it:
We all want to live happily; in the whole human race there is no one who does not assent to this proposition, even before it is fully articulated.
How is it, then, that I seek you, Lord? Since in seeking you, my God, I seek a happy life, let me seek you so that my soul may live, for my body draws life from my soul and my soul draws life from you.
God alone satisfies.
1719 The Beatitudes reveal the goal of human existence, the ultimate end of human acts: God calls us to his own beatitude. This vocation is addressed to each individual personally, but also to the Church as a whole, the new people made up of those who have accepted the promise and live from it in faith.
1725 The Beatitudes take up and fulfill God's promises from Abraham on by ordering them to the Kingdom of heaven. They respond to the desire for happiness that God has placed in the human heart.
1726 The Beatitudes teach us the final end to which God calls us: the Kingdom, the vision of God, participation in the divine nature, eternal life, filiation, rest in God.
1728 The Beatitudes confront us with decisive choices concerning earthly goods; they purify our hearts in order to teach us to love God above all things.

From “Sinai to Calvary” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (Part 3, 3-4)
3) Jesus said to me at that moment: “The day when I spoke on the mountain about the Beatitudes, My Mother was in front of Me, listening attentively, learning… ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit .... Blessed are the pure of heart… Blessed are the humble and simple… Blessed are those who suffer and cry… Blessed are those who are hated and persecuted for My sake…’ And I thought of all those who would be called Blessed or Happy, taking Mary as their model.”

4) At that moment, She came closer to the Cross, where that Body, flesh of Her flesh, was nailed. Knowing that little time was left, Mary interiorly tells Him, “My Son and My Lord, take Me with You…!”

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes Conquers Scientism

                                                                                   by  Dan Lynch
  February 8, 2019

February 11th is the Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Through her mediation of the graces of miraculous healings, she conquered Scientism.

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, Our Lady appeared to 14-year-old St. Bernadette Soubirous just outside the village of Lourdes, France. This began a series of 18 visions.

During the apparition on March 25, Our Lady identified herself with the words, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” In this way she confirmed the dogma proclaimed by Pope Pius IX that she was free from original sin from the first moment of her conception.

During and after the period of the apparitions, many miracles occurred at Lourdes. However, because of Scientism, most of the people of France did not believe in them.

By the 1850s, during the Second Empire under Napoleon III (1852–1870), the secularist fruits of the French revolutions led many French people to believe in Scientism and to disbelieve in miracles, especially miraculous healings. The secularist believers in Scientism believed that only natural science could explain the world and that only science would be necessary for humanity’s progress. They disbelieved in God, his revelations, the supernatural and especially in his miracles. So, God sent his mother to disprove their false beliefs.

Scientism is the ideology and belief that only science can explain the truth and reality of creation. This statement is a self-refutation of itself. Science cannot prove the statement. This judgment in no way undermines real science, but helps to keep it within the boundaries of its own field of knowledge.

Science can only explain the “how” of material creation through the scientific method of investigation, observation, experimentation, testing, analysis and conclusions. Science cannot explain anything that transcends the material world such as the supernatural realities of God, angels, saints and miracles nor the natural realities that are not material such as goodness, truth, beauty and love.
 

On January 18, 1862, Bishop Laurence, the Bishop of Tarbes, approved the Lourdes apparitions and declared,
We have also called on science, and we remain convinced that the apparitions are supernatural and divine, and that by consequence, what Soubirous saw was the Most Blessed Virgin. Our convictions are based on the testimony of Soubirous, but above all on the things that have happened, things which can be nothing other than divine intervention.
God had used his mother to disprove the prevalence in France of disbelief in God, his revelations, the supernatural and especially his miracles. In spite of that, some people will always disbelieve and will never believe in these supernatural realities.

Emile Zola, the late nineteenth-century French novelist, erroneously believed that science had cleared up all the mysteries of the world. In August 1892, Zola went to Lourdes to gather evidence that no miracles had occurred there. However, by God’s providence he actually witnessed two miracles.

18-year-old Marie Lemarchand was afflicted with three seemingly incurable diseases. She had an advanced stage of lupus, pulmonary tuberculosis, and leg ulcerations the size of an adult’s hand. Zola described the girl’s face as being eaten away by the lupus. He wrote, “The whole was a frightful distorted mass of matter and oozing blood.” Marie entered the baths of water at Lourdes and came out completely cured.

Zola was there when she came out and said, “I only want to see a cut finger dipped in water and come out healed.” The President of the Medical Bureau, Dr. Boissarie, was standing beside him and said, “Ah, Monsieur Zola, behold the case of your dreams!”

“I don’t want to look at her,” replied Zola. “To me she is still ugly.” And he walked away. He denied the very reality of her miraculous cure that appeared before his very eyes. So, God gave him a second chance.

Zola witnessed a second miracle of the healing of a woman in the final stages of tuberculosis. Nevertheless, he told Dr. Boissarie, “Were I to see all the sick at Lourdes cured, I would not believe in a miracle.”

That’s not science, that’s disbelief with a blind faith in only science in spite of the miraculous reality that was shown to him. 

The truth is that science is the study of nature. It has nothing to teach us about the supernatural, such as miracles, that are outside of nature, but nevertheless real.

Over the years, almost 7000 pilgrims to Lourdes have sought to have their case confirmed as a miracle. 69 of them have been declared a scientifically inexplicable miracle by the Catholic Church.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Clergy Be Holy!


Dan Lynch
February 6, 2019


In this present darkness, Jesus King of All Nations is shining his light on the sins of some of his ministers, those cardinals, bishops and priests who are or were practicing homosexuals, enablers of practicing homosexuals, homosexual abusers or enablers of homosexual abusers.

German Cardinal Walter Brandmuller wrote an article published in last November’s edition of the German monthly Vatican Magazin. (Source).  He wrote, “The homosexual crisis among clergy is almost epidemic”, similar to the crisis in the Church in the 11th and 12th centuries. He referred to the time when Saint Peter Damien delivered an address in 1049 to Pope Leo IX in an appeal to save the Church from the “sodomitic filth" that insinuates itself like a cancer in the ecclesial order, or rather like a blood thirsty beast through the flock of Christ.” The "sodomitic filth" was a reference to the book of Genesis that tells the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two cities that God destroyed with fire on account of their homosexual sins.

Cardinal Brandmuller wrote that "almost simultaneously a lay movement arose against the immorality of the clergy. He noted that then, as now, the ones expressing the protest and demanding a purification of the Church are above all segments of the Catholic laity, especially in North America.” Now is our time to arise and begin a lay movementagainst the immorality of the clergy.

Cardinal Brandmuller concluded, “It is in the collaboration of the bishops, priests, and faithful, in the power of the Holy Spirit, that the current crisis can and must become the point of departure for the spiritual renewal – and therefore also for the new evangelization – of a post-Christian society.”

The clergy should examine their consciences concerning their actions or failure to act in this current crisis. Those who are guilty should receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and in penance and reparation reach out to their victims, as they are able, and literally kneel before them in repentance, express their sorrow and beg their victim's forgiveness and blessings. Apologies to the victims are not sufficient, there must be penance and reparation by the guilty.

The response of the bishops to this crisis should not be the preparation and implementation of more policies and procedures, as they have done since the crisis broke out in 2002, but rather their own personal repentance, conversion, personal holiness and their call to all of the clergy to do the same.  

St. John Paul II inaugurated the Third Millennium with his Apostolic Letter, At the Beginning of the New Millennium. He wrote, “We are certainly not seduced by the na├»ve expectation that, faced with the great challenges of our time, we shall find some magic formula. No, we shall not be saved by a formula, but by a Person, and the assurance which he gives us: I am with you!… Holiness remains more than ever an urgent pastoral task. Be holy! Holiness is the urgent pastoral need of our times.”

The response of the laity to the homosexual sexual abuse crises should not be calls for letter writing campaigns to the bishops or the withholding of donations to the Church. It should be a call to the bishops for their own personal holiness and that of the clergy, echoing the call of St. John Paul II, “Clergy be holy!”

One way to bring the bishops to personal holiness would be for the laity to pray a Novena for them. Jesus King of All Nations revealed to us a Novena of Holy Communionsas a part of the devotion to him. Jesus requested the faithful to "offer nine consecutive Holy Communions in honor of me as 'Jesus King of all Nations'."

The powerful and unprecedented effects of this Novena were shown to Jesus’ “Secretary” in a vision. She saw Jesus gazing up to heaven. Nine times He gave a command and an angel came to earth. Jesus explained, “My daughter, for those souls who will offer me [this] devotion I will bid an angel of each of the Nine Choirs, one with each Holy Communion, to guard this soul for the rest of its life on this earth.”

Jesus also wants us to pray the Novena for others, such as the bishops, and explains its necessity at this time, “This Novena may be prayed with its promises for another soul, and that soul will also receive additional angelic protection. I urge my faithful ones to offer me this Novena again and again so that I may continue to send down my holy angels for the protection and assistance of other souls who cannot do this for themselves. In the end-times the power of the enemy has greatly increased. I see how greatly my children are in need of my protection.”

The Novena consists of receiving nine consecutive Holy Communions and going to Confession during the Novena, if possible, in recognition of Jesus as the King of All Nations. Jesus will release nine angels for the bishop for whom you received the nine Holy Communions.

The Novena of Holy Communions does not have to be received over nine consecutiveHoly Communions, one day after the other. It simply needs to be received over ninesuccessive Holy Communions, one after the other, regardless of when they are received. For example, the easiest would be to do your Novena and receive the Holy Communions at nine successive Sunday Masses. Another option, would be to add in daily Masses during your Novena, as you are able, which would shorten the time span and increase the sacrificial aspect of your Novena. As part of your Novena of Holy Communions, you could pray the Novena in Honor of Jesus As True King found here.

We say ENOUGH! What can you do to bring about the purification of the Chruch and to fortify the people of God in faith, hope and perseverance? Adopt a bishop!

Please join our Adopt a Bishop Project and pledge to offer your Novena of Holy Communions for the personal holiness of a particular bishop. To join, simply email us, reply to this email with I Pledge in the subject line or call our office at 802 524-5350 and we will then send you his name and diocese and instructions.

You will help to call down God’s angelic protection for our Church! Your adopted bishop will receive Jesus’ solemn promise of angelic protection.

May that grace bring about the purification of the Church from the corrupt homosexual clergymen whose sins cry out to heaven for vengeance.

May the victims of their abuse be healed and the holy, pure and faithful priests, religious and laity be fortified in faith, hope and perseverance.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
                                                          Dan Lynch
February 1, 2019
 
“The Lord will come with mighty power, and give light to the eyes of all who serve him, alleluia.” Antiphon for lighting of candles.

February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. On this Feast, candles are lit as a symbolic representation of the words of the prophet Simeon concerning Christ as a “light of revelation to the Gentiles.” (Lk. 2:32).

St. John Paul II referred to the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and  prophesied, “The light of the Gospel of Christ will shine out over the whole world by means of the miraculous image of His Mother.


Please help us to realize the fulfillment of his prophecy by your support of Visitations of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe  to bring the light of the Gospel of Christ to the whole world.

Visitation Consoles Abortive Mother

A mother wrote to me and said that her girlfriend dragged her to see the Missionary Image. She was raised Catholic, but wasn’t following the Church’s teachings on faith or morals. She thought her friend was a religious fanatic but she went along.

Her friend brought her to see the Missionary Image at a Planned Parenthood abortion center in San Jose, California. This was the very place where the mother had aborted two of her children.

She said,
I stood there at that place and looked at the Missionary Image. Mary and I had a moment together. She consoled me and told me interiorly that I was to be a mother and have more children.

Unbelievably, at the age of 35 I went on to have three more children! Thanks be to God for your apostolate. I am in the pro-life apostolate and I know how discouraging it can be. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that your yeast has grown and bubbled into my life and I am forever grateful.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

February 2, 2019 Medjugorje Message

“Dear children, the love and goodness of the Heavenly Father give revelations which make faith grow, for it to be interpreted, that it may bring peace, certainty and hope. In this way, I, too, my children—through the merciful love of the Heavenly Father—always, anew, am showing you the way to my Son, to eternal salvation. But, unfortunately, many of my children do not want to hear me; many of my children are of two minds. And I—I always, in time and beyond time, magnified the Lord for all that He has done in me and through me. 

My Son gives Himself to you and breaks the bread with you. He speaks the words of eternal life to you so that you may carry them to everyone. And you, my children, apostles of my love, what are you afraid of when my Son is with you? Offer your souls to Him so that He can be in them and that He can make you instruments of faith, instruments of love. 

My children, live the Gospel, live merciful love for your neighbors, and, above all, live love for the Heavenly Father. My children, you are not united by chance. The Heavenly Father does not unite anyone by chance. My Son speaks to your souls. I speak to your heart. As a mother I am saying to you: set out with me, love one another, give witness. Do not be afraid, with your example, to defend the truth—the Word of God which is eternal and never changes. 

My children, whoever acts in the light of merciful love and truth is always helped by Heaven and is not alone. Apostles of my love, may you always be recognized among all others by your hiddenness, love and radiance. I am with you. Thank you.”