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Extremely Reputable Locutions May Shed Light on Upcoming Papal Conclave, Impending Purification and Soon Fulfilment of Fatima Prophecies

What follows is a reprint of a vitally important message from the Blessed Virgin Mary that may well shed considerable light on events that are in the process of unfolding regarding the upcoming papal conclave, a future papacy (which very well could be the next and last in this current era), the future of the Church and the world.  Based on the deeply significant spiritual experiences of the Monsignor who is serving as the spiritual director of the individual receiving these alleged locutions (St. Padre Pio was this priest’s personal spiritual director and confessor, and later, this same priest, as a Monsignor, served as Blessed Mother Theresa’s personal spiritual director and confessor), coupled with the fact that this Monsignor, of tremendous repute, has personally discerned, for himself, what he believes to be the trustworthiness and authenticity of these locutions, it is the opinion of this author that, due to the profoundly important nature of the information contained within this particular collection of locutions, the following message ought to be reproduced and disseminated.  Since this author could not locate any notification of Copyright associated with this collection of private revelations, I presumed that it would be permissable to reproduce this message in it’s entirety.  If it turns out that I have made a mistake regarding my belief that these messages belonging to the Public Domain, I would greatly appreciate prompt notification of this, and shall remove this reprint from this website. To view the entire collection of locutions received by this particular locutionist, or to link directly to the origin of this message, please visit http://www.locutions.org/2012/01/a-future-papal-election/ . 

LOCUTIONS TO THE WORLD

Jan 1st, 2012

Mary

As the door opens on this new year, the scene is familiar. The old problems carry over, refusing to be left behind. Now I must speak about my Church which carries the burdens of the centuries of sins that have weighed her down. She troops on valiantly, trying to free herself of the recent darkness, but unable to put all the stories behind her. Just when it seems that the scandals are over, new ones surface and are told everywhere. Such is my valiant Church, always trying to keep its light on the goodness of my Son, Jesus, but enduring the pain that the light is too often cast upon its own sins.

Yet, she remains my Church, the one I clutch to my heart and the Church that preaches my prerogatives. This will be her greatness. Let her not be ashamed to proclaim my Immaculate Heart. Let her exalt this heart and tell the world that it can be safe only in my heart. Let this devotion come to the foreground because those who come into my heart will find the Blessed Sacrament and the warmest devotion to my Son’s Real Presence.

The door opens out upon a new year filled with the unknown. How I want to guide mankind more than any other year. This year will begin the open confrontation between light and darkness, between the kingdom of my Son and the kingdom of Satan. I say “open confrontation” because the battle has always been going on, but this year the hidden forces will come out into the open. Satan wants to sweep away entire nations and he cannot accomplish this in hidden ways. Also, it will serve his purposes. Those who are committed to his darkness will rejoice in these victories and will look forward to their own victories.

The Church will have her own shakings. There will be the scandals, but these will be secondary. Much will come to light. Much will be uncovered. All of this is to purify, not to chastise. Only a purified Church can be my instrument in this special year.

Now I will come to the central point so there will be no mistake. The Cardinals will meet to elect a pope but an extraordinary intervention of God will occur that will alert the whole world to the special nature of this office. They will seek to discern this intervention, to grasp what is the will of God, but everything will not be clear at first. Some, however, will speak in divine wisdom and the search will begin to find the one whom God wants to raise up. He will not come forward at first, even though he knows that he is chosen by God. He will wait until the discussion is concluded and the Cardinals are settled. Then new manifestations will occur which will signal clearly the one whom the heavenly Father wants as his Pope. This will be a complete surprise to the world and to the Church but not to the one upon whom the mantle falls. This is my chosen son, the one whom I have picked. I want all of this to happen in a startling manner so the world and the Church know that this one was chosen by heaven, by God and not by men. He will be prepared because I will have prepared him. He will be the pope of Fatima and bring to fruition all of the gifts of Fatima, just in time to prepare the Church and the world for the Satanic onslaught.

Comment: The whole world pays great attention to papal elections. The next election will have some added signs of God’s hand.

St. Bernadette’s Incorrupt Body a Testament to Our Lady’s Apparitions at Lourdes

Brief Reflection on the Five Holy Wounds of Christ

Christ, our Lord, nailed to the wood of the Cross, the Alter upon which He offered Himself as both Priest and Victim.

Christ, our Lord, nailed to the wood of the Cross, the Alter upon which He offered Himself as both Priest and Victim.

by Jayson M. Brunelle

Each day, our ministerial priests celebrate, commemorate, and truly make present the perfect redemptive offering of Christ to the Eternal Father in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  Christ’s sublime offering of Himself, as both High Priest and Victim, is renewed in an unbloody fashion each time the Mass is celebrated.  And, it is precisely in and through the holy wounds of Christ that both atonement for sin is made and grace and mercy, so desperately needed by all of humanity in general and each individual in particular, gushes forth.

Certainly, Christ’s entire body was beaten to a bloody pulp, as is so vividly portrayed in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, and as is evidenced by the copious blood stains still detectable on the Shroud of Turin.  It seems as though there was not a single patch of his body that wasn’t bludgeoned, lacerated, beaten, bruised, torn apart or pierced.  And yet, among the countless wounds He received, five piercings stand out: those in hands/wrists, those in his feet, and, above all, the gash in His Sacred Heart – from which blood and water gushed forth after having been pierced by the spear of Longinus.

Is it possible that the holy wounds in His sacred hands – hands that labored at carpentry, thereby sanctifying human labor; hands that touched and healed every sort of malady; hands that turned water into wine; hands that multiplied the loaves and fish that fed and nourished the crowds that gathered ;  hands that drove out demons;  and hands which imparted the blessing of God Himself – is it possible that the Father allowed them to be pierced through and through to atone for the multiplicity of sinful actions committed via the hands of sinful men?

Again, is it possible that the holy wounds in His sacred feet – feet that walked on water; feet that climbed the rugged mountains of Nazareth in order for Him to find a high, isolated and peaceful parcel of His own grand creation in which to pray to His Heavenly Father; feet that were washed and anointed with a contrite woman’s tears and wiped with her hair – is it possible that the Father allowed them to be pierced through and through to atone for the multiplicity of sins committed by men whose feet carry them to unholy, blasphemous and sinful places such as crack dens, houses of prostitution, bars, or the floors of the stock exchange?

Finally, is it possible that the precious wound in His side, which literally pierced and tore open His Sacred Heart – a Heart that was both human and divine; a Heart that beat with incessant love for the Eternal Father; a Heart that was moved by the faith of the many He cured; a Heart consumed by the fire of divine love; a Heart that gushed forth blood and water upon being pierced with a lance, with the Water  symbolizing the Living Waters of Baptism which cleanse the soul of original sin, and the Blood, which is the same Precious Blood He gives us to drink of in the holy Eucharist and which is the price of our salvation and the seal of His new and everlasting covenant with humanity – is it possible that the Father allowed His sacred Heart to be humiliated and literally pierced – torn apart – in order that from this most Sacred Heart, the most important Sacraments of His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church would issue forth, thereby giving life to His newly established Church, the Sacrament of Salvation for all the world, and that this pierced Heart would atone for the anguish experienced by God each time we reject Him and His divine love for us, placing ourselves and our own interests and desires above His? 

Let us, then, from this point onward, pledge to honor His five most Precious Wounds, by which humanity was saved from its cruel slavery to Satan and sin, and pledge to never again sin with our hands, feet, or, most importantly, with our hearts.  For, sin originates in the heart of man.  Let us, instead, place our little, broken and sinful hearts into the deepest recesses of His most divine Heart – the very Heart of God who loves us so much as to allow His Divine Heart to be pierced with a crude, rusty lance.        

Rev. Dr. Mark Miravalle, S.T.D.: Mary as Mediatrix is the Logical Consequence of Mary as Co-Redemptrix

The Holy Rosary, Two Significant Church Anniversary’s, and the “Year of Faith”

In the above “MaryCast,” Rev.Dr. Mark Miravalle, professor of Theology and Mariology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, provides a marvelous introduction to Our Lady’s Holy Rosary, the single most powerful and efficacious prayer after the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  The late, great Blessed Pope John Paul II, speaking on the Most Holy Rosary of Our Lady in his Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, stated the following: ” The Rosary has accompanied me in moments of joy and in moments of difficulty. To it I have entrusted any number of concerns; in it I have always found comfort. Twenty-four years ago, on 29 October 1978, scarcely two weeks after my election to the See of Peter, I frankly admitted: “The Rosary is my favourite prayer. A marvellous prayer! Marvellous in its simplicity and its depth. […]. It can be said that the Rosary is, in some sense, a prayer-commentary on the final chapter of the Vatican II Constitution Lumen Gentium, a chapter which discusses the wondrous presence of the Mother of God in the mystery of Christ and the Church. Against the background of the words Ave Maria the principal events of the life of Jesus Christ pass before the eyes of the soul. They take shape in the complete series of the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries, and they put us in living communion with Jesus through – we might say – the heart of his Mother. At the same time our heart can embrace in the decades of the Rosary all the events that make up the lives of individuals, families, nations, the Church, and all mankind. Our personal concerns and those of our neighbour, especially those who are closest to us, who are dearest to us. Thus the simple prayer of the Rosary marks the rhythm of human life” (Rosarium Virginus Mariae, 2).

Continuing the tradition of his great predecessor, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, in a recent “Angelus” address, spoke of the importance and necessity of “re-discovering the Rosary” of Our Lady, particularly as the Church prepares to celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on October 11, 2012.  Thus, His Holiness has chosen this most important anniversary to officially mark the beginning of a “Year of Faith.” 

This “Year of Faith” provides us with a marvelous opportunity to deepen our understanding of our one, holy, catholic and apostolic faith, specifically as the latter is lived and expressed in the various traditions, beliefs, morality and worship services that we may, occasionally, take for granted.  It should be noted that our Catholic faith, not unlike other belief or faith traditions, is comprised of three fundamental elements: creed, code, and cult.   Our “Creed” summarizes or encapsulates the most essential and fundamental tenets of our faith.  Our “Code” consists of those moral axioms according to which we are called to live our lives as Catholic Christians; thus, the ten commandments revealed by God to Moses would be a good example of the comprehensive system of morality from which we, as a society and as individuals, may derive certain moral and ethical norms that guide our daily behavior and actions.  Finally, “Cult,” contrary to the more popular and common usage of the term (which carries a very pejorative connotation and conjures up images of radical, relatively small groups of persons, most of whom are under the powerful influence of a highly charismatic leader who, more often than not, has very evil intentions), more accurately pertains to how we, both collectively and individually, engage in the “worship” of our God.  For Catholics, the objective center, source and summit of our lives as Christians is both signified and truly brought about in the Sacred Liturgy, or the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, whereby the ordained priest, acting in Persona Christi, truly makes present the “once for all” sacrifice of Christ on Calvary in an “unbloody” fashion.  Thus, after participating in the Liturgy of the Word, whereby Sacred Scripture, or the “Word of God,” is read aloud to all the faithful, we are prepared to enter into the Liturgy of the Eucharist, which is that most vital aspect of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, whereby the priest, praying the “Eucharistic Prayer,” makes present the perfect offering of Christ to the Father, and the gifts of bread and wine, which we offer, are literally and substantially transformed into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.  

This is the apex of our worship, the source from which we receive all the grace and mercy necessary to live out our lives as disciples of Christ, and the summit toward which all of our activity as Christians tends or is oriented.  Holy Mass ought to be at the center of each day, the center of our lives, the reason we live and, simultaneously, the reason we die.  Thus, we can better comprehend the significance of Christ’s words in the Gospel of John: “Jesus said…, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (Jn 14:6).  Jesus teaches us, through both His words and deeds, the Way we ought to live, or the Code of conduct befitting a child of God; Jesus reveals the Truths of our faith, which are summed up in our Creed, as He states, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (Jn 14:9).  Finally, the Lord, during the “last supper” celebration of the Passover, sets the definitive example of how we are to worship our heavenly Father (and this constitutes the “cult” of our faith), and regarding Christ’s offering of bread and wine, pre-figured in the ancient offering of the priest and king Melchizedek, Christ states the following: “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world”  (Jn 6:51).  Thus, we see how Christ’s self-identification as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” perfectly corresponds to those three elements that should characterize any and every belief system: namely, creed, code and cult. 

Moreover, knowing that after the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the highest and best form of prayer is the Holy Rosary of Our Lady, each of us would do well to make a committment to pray at least five decades of the Rosary each day, as a concrete gesture of the living of our total consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  This “Year of Faith” affords us a marvelous opportunity to grow in our union with Christ, our Lord, through, with and in the Immaculate Heart of His Most Holy Mother, Mary, who, in addition to being the Mother of Christ, is also the Spiritual Mother of all of humanity.  Let us, then, take to heart the words of Blessed Pope John Paul II and his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, as these two Vicars of Christ and Shepherds of the Church both point to Mary and the Rosary as the most efficacious methods of growing in faith in Christ and His holy Gospel (after the Holy Mass, of course!), in this upcoming “Year of Faith.”

Celebrating the Feast of the Holy Archangels

Icon of the Holy Archangels, Michael,Gabriel and Raphael

Each liturgical year, on September 29, Catholics around the world celebrate the feast of the Holy Archangels, Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

Michael is spoken of in both the Old and New Testaments; he is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, once in the Epistle of Jude, and then again in the Book of Revelation. It is principally from St. John’s prophecies in the Book of Revelation regarding the significant role that Michael will play in the end-times, under the leadership of Our Lady, the “Woman clothed with the sun,” that veneration of Michael as “The Prince of the Heavenly Hosts” and protector of God’s People from “the wickedness and snares of the Devil” and Evil Spirits, comes. Michael’s war cry, “Who is like God,” can be understood as a rhetorical question, for the answer must always be “no one.”  Thus, Michael comes to epitomize the virtue of humility, which is precisely what puts him at odds with Lucifer who, as the highest of the angelic spirits, fell from his lofty position in heaven and was driven into the infernal darkness of hell by Michael.

Lucifer, which, when translated, means, “Light Bearer,” once occupied the highest rank and position amongst the entire Angelic court. Yet, God put the Angelic Spirits to a test, and because their intelligence, unlike that of man, is/was so perfect, no possibility of forgiveness could be afforded to them. Lucifer succumbed to the temptation of pride, as he became enamored with his own beauty, strength, power, and superb rational faculties of intellect and will. In his arrogance, this once great Angelic Spirit, along with one-third of all the angels whom Lucifer had gathered together as allies in a great heavenly rebellion against God, were all cast into the abyss of hell by the Archangel Michael, the Warrior Prince.

It is interesting to note that while the rank of “Archangel” is much lower than that of the “Seraphim,” who are regarded as occupying the highest of angelic ranks, Michael is yet considered the “Prince of the Heavenly Hosts” and the “leader” of the Angelic Spirits.  Moreover, Michael is honored by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike.

As a Patron Saint, Michael is invoked by numerous persons of numerous professions, nations, city-states, dioceses and congregations. Among the most well-known are police officers, soldiers, warriors, paratroopers and pilots. Yet, numerous persons, professions, associations, nations, city-states and dioceses have taken Michael as their Patron. Thus, Michael is the official Patron Saint of/for each of the following:

Against danger at sea; against temptations; ambulance drivers; artists; bakers; bankers; banking; barrel makers; battle; boatmen; coopers; dying people; emergency medical technicians; EMTs; fencing; Greek Air Force; greengrocers; grocers; haberdashers; hatmakers; hatters; holy death; knights; mariners milleners; paramedics; paratroopers; police officers; radiologists; radiotherapists; sailors; security guards; sick people; soldiers; Spanish police officers; storms at sea; swordsmiths; watermen; England; Germany; the dioceses of Mobile, Alabama; Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida;Rouyn-Noranda, Québec; San Angelo, Texas; Seattle, Washington; Sherbrooke, Canada; Springfield, Massachusetts; Toronto, Ontario; Albenga, Italy ; Argao, Cebu, Philippines; Basey, Samar, Philippines; Brecht, Belgium; Brendola, Italy;  Brussels, Belgium; Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico; Caltanissett, Sicily, Italy; Carpineto Sinello, Italy; Castel Madama, Italy; Cerveteri, Italy; Cornwall, England; Cuneo, Italy; Dormagen, Germany; Dunakeszi, Hungary; Gaby, Italy; Gravina, Italy; Iklin, Malta; London, England; Marcianise, Italy •Naranjito, Puerto Rico; Papua, New Guinea; Puebla, Mexico; Salgareda, Italy; San Miguel, Iloilo, Philippines; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Sant’Angelo Romano, Italy; Saracinesco, Italy; Sibenik, Croatia; Siegburg Abbey; Toronto, Ontario; Umbria, Italy; Vallinfreda, Italy; Zeitz, Germany; Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel.

Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_St_Michael_the_Archangel_the_patron_saint_of

Gabriel is probably best known for his role as the messenger who announced to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she was “full of Grace,” and had “found favor with the Lord.” Gabriel’s greeting to Mary constitutes the origin of the opening greeting used in the “Ave Maria,” or “Hail Mary” prayer: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” He is considered to be the patron of stamp collectors and postal workers, as both are involved in the work of sending or carrying “good news” to persons.

Raphael is known as “the medicine of God” and as the patron of Catholic singles searching for a spouse. He is invoked as a mighty patron for the ill and all persons suffering from any type of malady of body, mind or soul. Moreover, he is additionally the patron of travelers by land, sea or air, as he accompanied the young Tobias while the latter journeyed, providing special protection from harm throughout Tobias’ travels. Additionally, Raphael is the patron of lovers and single men and women in search of a spouse, and this came to be as a consequence of the assistance he provided to Tobias.

Tobias was betrothed to a woman named Sarah, yet Sarah had already attempted to marry on seven separate occasions to seven different men, and each one of these potential bridegrooms died on the eve prior to their betrothal to Sarah. Raphael, disguised as a man, accompanied Tobias into Media, and taught Tobias exactly what to do in order to not become a victim of the evil spirit that had been killing off all of Sarah’s previous suitors. Thus, Tobias was able to safely enter into marriage with Sarah, and both Tobias and Sarah’s parents credited Raphael for this joyous union and for casting out the demon that had been preventing Sarah from getting married.

Thus, Raphael is invoked as the patron of Catholic singles seeking a mate, travelers, nurses, physicians, the blind, and the persons suffering from various illnesses of body, mind or spirit.

September 24, Feast of Our Lady of Ransom: The Story Behind this Devotion

Excerpt from “The Mary Page” at the University of Dayton

The story of Our Lady of Ransom is, at its outset, that of Saint Peter Nolasco, born in Languedoc about 1189. He conceived the idea of establishing a religious order for the redemption of captives seized by the Moors on the seas and in Spain itself; they were being cruelly tormented in their African prisons to make them deny their faith. On August 1, 1218 the Blessed Virgin appeared to Saint Peter, to his confessor, Raymund of Peñafort, and to King James I, and through these three servants of God established a work of the most perfect charity, the redemption of captives. Its members would undertake to deliver Christian captives and offer themselves, if necessary, as payment.

Word of the apparition soon spread over the entire kingdom, and on August 10 the king went to the cathedral for a Mass celebrated by the bishop of Barcelona during which Saint Raymund narrated his vision with admirable eloquence and fervor. The king besought the blessing of the bishop for the heaven-sent plan, and the bishop bestowed the habit on Saint Peter, who emitted the solemn vow to give himself as a hostage if necessary.

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