With All Prayer

for Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Liturgical texts here

arturo-mariSt. John Paul II on a prayer walk near Edmonton, Alberta
(Arturo Mari; The Canadian Press)


IT came to me a few years ago, as clear as a flash of lightning: it will only be by God’s grace that His children will pass through this valley of the shadow of death. It is only through prayer, which draws down these graces, that the Church will safely navigate the treacherous seas that are swelling all around her. That is to say that all our own scheming, survivalist instincts, ingenuity and preparations—if undertaken without the guidance of divine wisdom—will fall tragically short in the days to come. For God is stripping His Church at this hour, stripping her of her self-assurance and those pillars of complacency and false security upon which she has been leaning.


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, MASS READINGS, SPIRITUALITY | on October 27th, 2016 | No Comments »

On Medjugorje


This week, I have been reflecting on the past three decades since Our Lady reportedly began appearing in Medjugorje. I have been pondering the incredible persecution and danger that the seers endured, never knowing from day to day if the Communists would dispatch them as the Yugoslavian government was known to do with “resistors” (since the six seers would not, under threat, say that the apparitions were false). I am thinking of the countless apostolates that I have encountered in my travels, men and women who found their conversion and calling on that mountainside… most especially the priests I have met whom Our Lady called on pilgrimage there. I am thinking too that, not too long from now, the entire world will be drawn “into” Medjugorje as the so-called “secrets” that the seers have faithfully kept are revealed (they have not even discussed them with each other, save for the one that is common to them all—a permanent “miracle” that will be left behind on Apparition Hill.)

I am thinking too of those who have resisted the countless graces and fruits of this place that often read like the Acts of the Apostles on steroids. It is not my place to declare Medjugorje true or false—something the Vatican continues to discern. But neither do I ignore this phenomenon, invoking that common objection that “It’s private revelation, so I don’t have to believe it”—as if what God has to say outside the Catechism or Bible is unimportant. What God has spoken through Jesus in Public Revelation is necessary for salvation; but what God has to say to us through prophetic revelation is necessary at times for our ongoing sanctification. And thus, I wish to blow the trumpet—at the risk of being called all the usual names of my detractors—at what seems utterly obvious: that Mary, Mother of Jesus, has been coming to this place for over thirty years in order to prepare us for Her Triumph—whose climax we seem to be rapidly approaching. And so, since I have so many new readers of late, I wish to republish the following with this caveat: though I have written relatively little about Medjugorje over the years, nothing gives me more joy… why is that?


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, TIME OF GRACE | on October 19th, 2016 | 3 Comments »

On the Eve



One of the central functions of this writing apostolate is to show how Our Lady and the Church are truly mirrors of one another—that is, how authentic so-called “private revelation” mirrors the prophetic voice of the Church, most especially that of the popes. In fact, it has been a great eye-opener for me to see how the pontiffs, for over a century, have been paralleling the Blessed Mother’s message such that her more personalized warnings are essentially the “other side of the coin” of the institutional warnings of the Church. This is most evident in my writing Why Aren’t the Popes Shouting?


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SIGNS | on October 14th, 2016 | 3 Comments »

Raise Your Sails (Preparing for Chastisement)



When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. (Acts 2:1-2)

THROUGHOUT salvation history, God has not only used the wind in his divine action, but He Himself comes like the wind (cf. Jn 3:8). The Greek word pneuma as well as the Hebrew ruah means both “wind” and “spirit.” God comes as a wind to empower, purify, or procure judgment (see The Winds of Change).


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, SPIRITUALITY | on October 11th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The Marian Dimension of the Storm


The elect souls will have to fight the Prince of Darkness. It will be a frightening storm — no, not a storm, but a hurricane devastating everything! He even wants to destroy the faith and confidence of the elect. I will always be beside you in the storm that is now brewing. I am your mother. I can help you and I want to! You will see everywhere the light of my Flame of Love sprouting out like a flash of lightning illuminating Heaven and earth, and with which I will inflame even the dark and languid souls! But what sorrow it is for me to have to watch so many of my children throw themselves in hell! —Message from the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth Kindelmann (1913-1985); approved by Cardinal Péter Erdö, primate of Hungary



Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, MARY | on October 6th, 2016 | 4 Comments »

Is Jesus Really Coming?

majesticloud.jpgPhoto by Janice Matuch


A friend connected to the underground Church in China told me of this incident not long ago:

Two mountain villagers descended into a Chinese city looking for a specific female leader of the underground Church there. This elderly husband and wife were not Christians. But in a vision, they were given the name of a woman they were to look for and deliver a message.

When they found this woman, the couple said, “A bearded man appeared to us in the sky and said we were to come tell you that ‘Jesus is returning.’


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on October 3rd, 2016 | No Comments »

New Holiness… or New Heresy?



FROM a reader in response to my writing on The Coming New and Divine Holiness:

Jesus Christ is the greatest Gift of all, and the good news is He is with us right now in all His fullness and power through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom of God is now within the hearts of those who have been born again… now is the day of salvation. Right now, we, the redeemed are the sons of God and will be made manifest at the appointed time… we don’t need to wait on any so called secrets of some alleged apparition to be fulfilled or Luisa Picarretta’s understanding of Living in the Divine Will in order for us to be made perfect…


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on September 29th, 2016 | No Comments »

The Coming New and Divine Holiness



GOD wishes to do something in mankind that He has never done before, save for a few individuals, and that is to give the gift of Himself so completely to His Bride, that she begins to live and move and have her being in a completely new mode.

He wishes to give the Church the “sanctity of sanctities.”


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on September 28th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The Rising Morning Star


Jesus said, “My kingdom does not belong to this world” (Jn 18:36). Why, then, are many Christians today looking to politicians to restore all things in Christ? Only through Christ’s coming will His kingdom be established in the hearts of those who are waiting, and they in turn, will renew humanity through the power of the Holy Spirit. Look to the East, dear brothers and sisters, and no where else…. for He is coming. 


MISSING from nearly all Protestant prophecy is what we Catholics call the “Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.” That’s because Evangelical Christians almost universally omit the intrinsic role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history beyond Christ’s birth—something Scripture itself does not even do. Her role, designated from the very beginning of creation, is closely linked to that of the Church, and like the Church, is oriented entirely toward the glorification of Jesus in the Holy Trinity.

As you will read, the “Flame of Love” of her Immaculate Heart is the rising morning star that will have the dual purpose of crushing Satan and establishing the reign of Christ on earth, as it is in Heaven…


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on September 27th, 2016 | 4 Comments »

The New Gideon


DAWN expels the night. Spring follows the Winter. Resurrection proceeds from the tomb. These are allegories for the Storm that has come to the Church and the world. For all will appear as though lost; the Church will seem utterly defeated; evil will exhaust itself in the darkness of sin. But it is precisely in this night that Our Lady, as the “Star of the New Evangelization”, is presently leading us toward the dawn when the Sun of Justice will rise upon a new Era. She is preparing us for the Flame of Love, the coming light of her Son…


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, TIME OF GRACE | on September 25th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

More on the Flame of Love




ACCORDING to Our Lady, there is a “blessing” coming upon the Church, the “Flame of Love” of her Immaculate Heart, according to the approved revelations of Elizabeth Kindelmann (read The Convergence and the Blessing). I want to continue to unfold in the days ahead the significance of this grace in Scripture, prophetic revelations, and the teaching of the Magisterium.



Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, TIME OF GRACE | on September 23rd, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The Convergence and the Blessing

Sunset in the eye of a hurricane



Moving forward from my series “Where Heaven Touches Earth,” I feel it is time to speak directly, boldly, and without apology to the “remnant” who are listening. And I repeat, it is only a remnant of readers now, not because they are special, but chosen; it is a remnant, not because all are not invited, but few respond… much like the parable of the wedding banquet where invitations go out, but people are too busy, too pre-occupied, or indifferent to respond. It is clear from the letters I received, that many of you not only understood, but experienced the graces that I too received during my time in Mexico, while others simply hit “Unsubscribe.” Make no mistake: that is Our Lady calling, and now, preparing you who are listening to receive “the blessing” that is here and coming. Remember the parable of the ten virgins. Only five of them prepared the oil of their lamps so when it was time to light the Flamethey were ready. And so, the next several writings are going to explain to you not only the incredible Grace that is coming, but its context in these times. We can no longer be complacent about our conversion, lukewarm about our lives, hesitant about our holiness… the time is now. And I say this with great joy. Because I know that the light flooding my own soul, revealing the depths of my misery, is in order to empty me of self-love so that I may be filled with Jesus, the Flame of Love. BE NOT AFRAID! So these last moments in this time of grace, this time of mercy, are to be spent preparing with joy and hope, even if they coincide with the tears of repentance. Let those tears wash, renew, and water the soil of your heart so that the seeds of these following writings may take deep root in your lives. Jesus is coming… will you be ready?

Even if you have read the next few writings, I am convinced that you will experience new light, grace, and wisdom as I have, especially since my last series on Mexico.  


Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, MARY, TIME OF GRACE | on September 21st, 2016 | 1 Comment »