The Father is Waiting…

 

OKAY, I’m just going to say it.

You have no idea how hard it is to write all there is to say in such a little space! I’m trying my best not to overwhelm you while at the same time trying to be faithful to the words burning on my heart. For the majority, you understand how important these times are. You do not open these writings and sigh, “How much do I have to read now?” (Still, I really do try my best to keep everything succinct.) My spiritual director said recently, “Your readers trust you, Mark. But you need to trust them.”  That was a pivotal moment for me because I’ve long felt this incredible tension between having to write you, but not wanting to overwhelm. In other words, I hope you can keep up! (Now that you are likely in isolation, you have more time than ever, right?)

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Our Lady: Prepare – Part I

 

THIS afternoon, I ventured out for the first time after a two week quarantine to go to confession. I entered the church following behind the young priest, a faithful, dedicated servant. Unable to enter the confessional, I knelt at a make-shift podium, set at the “social-distancing” requirement. Father and I looked at each with quiet disbelief, and then I glanced at the Tabernacle… and burst into tears. During my confession, I could not stop weeping. Orphaned from Jesus; orphaned from the priests in persona Christi… but more than that, I could sense Our Lady’s deep love and concern for her priests and the Pope.Continue reading

Purifying the Bride…

 

THE winds of a hurricane can destroy—but they can also strip and cleanse. Even now, we see how the Father is using the first significant gusts of this Great Storm to purify, cleanse, and prepare the Bride of Christ for His coming to dwell and reign within her in an all new manner. As the first hard labour pains begin to contract, already, an awakening has begun and souls are beginning to think again about the purpose of life and their ultimate destination. Already, the Voice of the Good Shepherd, calling to His lost sheep, can be heard in the whirlwind…Continue reading

Clash of the Kingdoms

 

JUST as one will be blinded by flying debris if he tries to stare into the furious winds of a hurricane, so too, one can be blinded by all the evil, fear and terror unfolding hour by hour right now. This is what Satan wants—to drag the world into despair and doubt, into panic and self-preservation in order to lead us to a “saviour.” What is unfolding right now is not another speed bump in world history. It is the final clash of two kingdoms, the final confrontation of this era between the Kingdom of Christ versus the kingdom of Satan…Continue reading

The Time of St. Joseph

St. Joseph, by Tianna (Mallett) Williams

 

The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered,
each one to his home, and you will leave me alone.
Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me.
I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace.
In the world you face persecution. But take courage;
I have conquered the world!

(John 16:32-33)

 

WHEN the flock of Christ has been deprived of the Sacraments, excluded from the Mass, and scattered outside the folds of her pasture, it may feel like a moment of  abandonment—of spiritual fatherhood. The prophet Ezekiel spoke of a such time:Continue reading

Invoking the Light of Christ

Painting by my daughter, Tianna Williams

 

IN my last writing, Our Gethsemane, I spoke about how the light of Christ is going to remain blazing in the hearts of the faithful in these coming times of tribulation as it is extinguished in the world. One way to keep that light aflame is Spiritual Communion. As nearly all of Christendom approaches the “eclipse” of public Masses for a time, many are just learning about an ancient practice of “Spiritual Communion.” It is a prayer one can say, like the one my daughter Tianna added to her painting above, to ask God for the graces one would otherwise receive if partaking of the Holy Eucharist. Tianna has provided this artwork and prayer on her website for you to download and print out at no cost. Go to: ti-spark.caContinue reading

Our Gethsemane

 

LIKE a thief in the night, the world as we know it has changed in the blink of an eye. It will never be the same again, for what is unfolding now are the hard labour pains before the birth—what St. Pius X called a “restoration of all things in Christ.”[1]cf. The Popes and the New World Order – Part II It is the final battle of this era between two kingdoms: the palisade of Satan versus the City of God. It is, as the Church teaches, the beginning of her own Passion.Continue reading

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The Vigil of Sorrows

Masses are being canceled throughout the world… (Photo by Sergio Ibannez)

 

IT is with mixed horror and grief, sadness and disbelief that many of us read of the cessation of Catholic Masses around the world. One man said he is no longer permitted to bring Communion to those in nursing homes. Another diocese is refusing to hear confessions. The Easter Triduum, the solemn reflection on the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus, is being canceled in many places. Yes, yes, there are the rational arguments: “We have an obligation to care for the very young, the aged, and those with compromised immune systems. And the best way we can care for them is minimizing large group gatherings for the time being…” Never mind that this has always been the case with seasonal flu (and we’ve never canceled Masses for that).Continue reading

The Point of No Return

Many Catholic churches around the world are empty,
and the faithful temporarily barred from the Sacraments

 

I have told you this so that when their hour comes
you may remember that I told you.
(John 16:4)

 

AFTER landing safely in Canada from Trinidad, I received a text from American seer, Jennifer, whose messages given between 2004 and 2012 are now unfolding in real time.[1]Jennifer is a young American mother and housewife (her last name is withheld at her spiritual director’s request in order to respect the privacy of her husband and family.) Her messages allegedly come directly from Jesus, who began to speak to her audibly one day after she received the Holy Eucharist at Mass. The messages read almost as a continuation of the message of Divine Mercy, however with a marked emphasis on the “door of justice” as opposed to the “door of mercy”—a sign, perhaps, of the imminence of judgment. One day, the Lord instructed her to present her messages to the Holy Father, John Paul II. Fr. Seraphim Michaelenko, vice-postulator of St. Faustina’s canonization, translated her messages into Polish. She booked a ticket to Rome and, against all odds, found herself and her companions in the inner corridors of the Vatican. She met with Monsignor Pawel Ptasznik, a close friend and collaborator of the Pope and the Polish Secretariat of State for the Vatican. The messages were passed to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, John Paul II’s personal secretary. In a follow-up meeting, Msgr. Pawel said she was to “Spread the messages to the world any way you can.” And so, we consider them here. Her text said,Continue reading

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1. Jennifer is a young American mother and housewife (her last name is withheld at her spiritual director’s request in order to respect the privacy of her husband and family.) Her messages allegedly come directly from Jesus, who began to speak to her audibly one day after she received the Holy Eucharist at Mass. The messages read almost as a continuation of the message of Divine Mercy, however with a marked emphasis on the “door of justice” as opposed to the “door of mercy”—a sign, perhaps, of the imminence of judgment. One day, the Lord instructed her to present her messages to the Holy Father, John Paul II. Fr. Seraphim Michaelenko, vice-postulator of St. Faustina’s canonization, translated her messages into Polish. She booked a ticket to Rome and, against all odds, found herself and her companions in the inner corridors of the Vatican. She met with Monsignor Pawel Ptasznik, a close friend and collaborator of the Pope and the Polish Secretariat of State for the Vatican. The messages were passed to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, John Paul II’s personal secretary. In a follow-up meeting, Msgr. Pawel said she was to “Spread the messages to the world any way you can.” And so, we consider them here.