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Archive for May, 2010

The “Time of Grace”… Expiring? (Part II)


Photo by Geoff Delderfield

 

There is a small window of sunshine here in Western Canada where our little farm is situated. And a busy farm it is! We have recently added chickens to our milk cow and seeds to our garden, as my wife and I and our eight children are doing everything we can to become more self-sufficient in this costly world. It is supposed to rain all weekend, and so I am trying to get some fencing done in the pasture while we can. As such, I have not had time to write anything new or produce a new webcast this week. However, the Lord continues to speak in my heart of His great mercy. Below is a meditation I wrote around the same time as A Miracle of Mercy, published earlier this week. For those of you who are in that place of hurting and shame because of your sinfulness, I recommend the writing below as well as one of my favorites, One Word, which can be found in Related Reading at the end of this meditation. As I’ve said before, rather than giving me something new to write, the Lord often urges me to republish something written in the past. I am amazed at how many letters I receive at those times… as if the writing was prepared in the past moreso for that moment.  

The following was first published November 21st, 2006.

 

I DID not read the Mass readings for Monday until after writing Part I of this series.  Both the First Reading and the Gospel are virtually a mirror of what I wrote in Part I…

 

LOST TIME AND LOVE 

The first reading says this:

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show his servants what must happen soon… blessed are those who listen to this prophetic message and heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near. (Revelations 1:1, 3)

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Published in: HOME, TIME OF GRACE | on May 27th, 2010 | No Comments »

A Miracle of Mercy


Rembrandt van Rijn, “The return of the prodigal son”; c.1662

 

MY time in Rome at the Vatican in October, 2006 was an occasion of great graces. But it was also a time of great trials.

I came as a pilgrim. It was my intention to immerse myself in prayer through the surrounding spiritual and historical edifice of the Vatican. But by the time my 45 minute cab ride from the Airport to St. Peter’s Square was over, I was exhausted. The traffic was unbelievable—the way people drove even more startling; every man for himself!

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Published in: HOME, SPIRITUALITY, MARY | on May 25th, 2010 | No Comments »

Some Questions and Answers


 

OVER the past month, there have been several questions which I feel inspired to respond to here… everything from fears over Latin, to storing up food, to financial preparations, to spiritual direction, to questions on visionaries and seers. With God’s help, I will try to answer them.

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Published in: HOME, SPIRITUALITY | on May 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Deluge of False Prophets

 

 

First published May28th, 2007, I have updated this writing, more relevant than ever…

 

IN a dream which increasingly mirrors our times, St. John Bosco saw the Church, represented by a great ship, which, directly before a period of peace, was under great attack:

The enemy ships attack with everything they’ve got: bombs, canons, firearms, and even books and pamphlets are hurled at the Pope’s ship.  Forty Dreams of St. John Bosco, compiled and edited by Fr. J. Bacchiarello, S.D.B.

That is, the Church would be flooded with a deluge of false prophets.

 

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Published in: HOME, SIGNS | on May 20th, 2010 | 3 Comments »

Remember


 

THE Church is undergoing an intense purification, both corporately and individually. St. Paul provides a key to not only enduring your trials, but going through them with joy and acceptance. The answer is to remember…

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Published in: HOME, WEBCAST & VIDEOS | on May 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

The World is Going to Change

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AS I prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, I heard the words clearly in my heart:

The world is going to change.

The sense is that there is an enormous event or turn of events coming, which will change our day to day lives as we know them. But what? As I have pondered this question, a few of my writings have come to mind…

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Published in: HOME, THE GREAT TRIALS | on May 17th, 2010 | No Comments »

At All Costs

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The Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket
, by Michael D. O’Brien

 

THERE is a strange new "virtue" which has appeared in our culture. It has crept in so subtly that few realize how it has become so highly practiced, even among high ranking clergy. That is, to make peace at all costs. It comes with its own set of prohibitions and proverbs:

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Published in: HOME, FAITH AND MORALS | on May 13th, 2010 | Comments Off on At All Costs

Great Shaking, Great Awakening

 

IT’S a word converging from many parts of the world: a “great shaking” is coming, both physically and spiritually. Mark draws together various modern prophetic voices in the Catholic Church, including Sacred Scripture, to prepare the viewer for an event that may be coming sooner than later.

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Published in: HOME, WEBCAST & VIDEOS | on May 6th, 2010 | No Comments »

The Day is Coming


Courtesy National Geographic

 

This writing first came to me on the Feast of Christ the King, November 24th, 2007. I feel the Lord urging me to repost this in preparation for my next webcast, which deals with a very difficult subject… a great shaking that is coming. Please keep your eye out for that webcast later this week. For those who have not watched the Prophecy at Rome series on EmbracingHope.tv, it is a summary of all my writings and my book, and an easy way to grasp the "big picture" according to the Early Church Fathers and our modern popes. It is also a clear word of love and warning to prepare…

 

For lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven… (Mal 3:19)

 

A STRONG WARNING 

I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so… (Jesus, to St. Faustina, Diary, n. 1588)

The so-called "illumination of conscience" or "warning" may be drawing near. I have long felt that it may come in the midst of a great calamity if there is not a response of contrition for the sins of this generation; if there is not an end to the horrible evil of abortion; to the experimentation with human life in our "laboratories;" to the continuing deconstruction of marriage and the family—the foundation of society.  While the Holy Father continues to encourage us with encyclicals of love and hope, we should not fall into the error of presumption that the destruction of lives is insignificant.

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Published in: HOME, THE GREAT TRIALS | on May 3rd, 2010 | 4 Comments »