Hanging By a Thread


THE world seems to be hanging by a thread. The threat of nuclear war, rampant moral degradation, division within the Church, the attack on the family, and the assault on human sexuality has frayed the world’s peace and stability to a dangerous point. People are coming apart. Relationships are unraveling. Families are fracturing. Nations are dividing…. That is the big picture—and one that Heaven seems to agree with:

Two-thirds of the world is lost and the other part must pray and make reparation for the Lord to take pity. The devil wants to have full domination over the earth. He wants to destroy. The earth is in great danger… At these moments all humanity is hanging by a thread. If the thread breaks, many will be those who do not reach salvation… Hurry because time is running out; there will be no room for those who delay in coming!… The weapon that has the greatest influence on evil is to say the Rosary… —Our Lady to Gladys Herminia Quiroga of Argentina, approved on May 22nd, 2016 by Bishop Hector Sabatino Cardelli



St. Bernadine of Siena once said, “The truth appeared like a great candle lighting the whole world with its brilliant flame.” But today, that light is dimming.  

…in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of dying out like a flame which no longer has fuel.—Letter of His Holiness POPE BENEDICT XVI to All the Bishops of the World, March 12, 2009; www.vatican.va

As I wrote not long ago, when the world becomes so dark—and that darkness of confusion even enters the Church—we need to Turn On the HeadlightsThat is, God continues to speak to us through chosen messengers who impart, not new doctrines, but the light of divine wisdom to help us know how we should respond in the present moment—if we but listen.

It is not [so-called “private” revelations’] role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history…  —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 67

Theologian, Peter Bannister, continues to send me the translations to the words of the most credible Catholic seers living throughout the world today, including these allegedly from Our Lady of Zaro in Italy:

Children, everything that I had been announcing to you for a while now is about to be fulfilled; the times are near, here they are at the gate. My children, once again I tell you do not fear, I am beside you, I lead you by my hand: take it, let us walk together. Little children, in this time of trial and tribulation, do not fear, and reinforce your prayers more. —August 26th, 2017 to Angela
Yes, prayer is at the heart of nearly every message from Heaven these days. For as the Catechism teaches, “Prayer attends to the grace we need for meritorious actions.” [1]CCC, n. 2010 It is in prayer that we not only find strength and grace to rekindle the flame of faith, but to be transformed more and more into Jesus so that we can truly be “the light of the world.” [2]cf. Matt 5:14 Given that the Rosary is a Christ-centered prayer in which we meditate on the Word of God, it is no surprise that Our Lady and her popes continue to call us to it. 
My beloved children, grasp the holy Rosary and prepare yourselves to fight a good fight. My children, hard times await you. Children, this is just the beginning of all that I have been announcing to you for a long time, but do not fear, my children: I love you and I am next to you, I protect you with my mantle. My children, I love you and today I give many graces to those present and those you carry in your hearts; I welcome your prayers and put them at the feet of God the Father. My children, empty yourselves of your ego and fill yourselves with the Lord. —Our Lady of Zaro to Simona, August 26th, 2017

The Church has always attributed particular efficacy to this prayer, entrusting to the Rosary… the most difficult problems. At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation. —Pope John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 40
Prayer, of course, has been the heart of the messages at Medjugorje, where a Vatican commission recently gave overwhelming support to the authenticity of the first apparitions there. [3]cf. MysticPost.com  And it is prayer that today remains at the center of this most famous modern apparition site:
Do not be afraid. Do not be uncertain, I am with you. Do not permit yourselves to be discouraged because much prayer and sacrifice are necessary for those who do not pray, do not love and do not know my Son… Therefore pray, pray by doing, pray by giving, pray with love, pray in work and thoughts, in the name of my Son. All the more love that you give, so much more of it you will also receive. Love which emanates from love illuminates the world. —Our Lady of Medjugorje to Mirjana, August 2nd, 2017; the Vatican’s commission recently gave overwhelming support to the authenticity of the first apparitions in Medjugorje
To stigmatic Marco Ferrari in Paratico, Our Lady allegedly said this past Sunday:
Beloved children, do not let the flame of the faith that is in you go out, do not allow my message, given here, to be in vain and unheard… Courage, my children, I am with you! There is little time left, the enemy will advance with his falsehood and will cause great spiritual harm in the lives of those who live in doubt, in uncertainty and in sin. I beseech you, children, pray for the whole world. Sins are multiplying, they are already too many … and you are distracted by the goods of this world … children, return to God! —August 27th, 2017

Do you hear a theme emerging? Our Lady is warning, as did Pope Benedict, that trials are coming which could very well snuff out the faith of those who are not rooted in prayer, which is to be rooted in God, who as the Psalmist says, is “my strength, Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!” [4]Psalm 18:2-3
Over in Anguera, Brazil, Pedro Regis, who enjoys support from his bishop, continues to impart messages from Our Lady in the same theme:
Dear children, love and defend the truth. The Church of My Jesus will face great storms and will be shaken, but no human force will be able to overcome her. My Jesus walks with His Church. Do not retreat. Stand firm on the path that I have pointed out to you over the years. Your victory is in Jesus. Do not turn away from His Grace. Do not let the flame of faith fade within you. Whatever happens, stand firm in your faith. Seek strength in Prayer and in Hearing the Gospel. Approach the Confessional and feed yourselves with the Precious Food of the Eucharist. The enemies will act against the Church of My Jesus, but the brightness of the truth that My Jesus granted to His Church will never be extinguished. Courage… —Message of Our Lady Queen of Peace, August 26, 2017
On August 19th and again on the 29th, Our Lady warned that we are headed for “great spiritual confusion” and “a future of great uncertainty, and many will retreat out of fear.”  St. John wrote that “perfect love drives out all fear,” [5]1 John 4:18 and to love is to keep God’s commandments. [6]cf. 1 John 5:3 So, love and prayer are the two arms by which we are lifted up to the Heavenly Father. 
I ask you to keep the flame of your faith burning and to seek to imitate My Son Jesus in everything. Always seek the narrow door. Flee from the easy seductions of the world, for only thus can you serve the Lord faithfully. Bend your knees in prayer. An amazing thing will happen on this earth and many will have their faith shaken. Stay with Jesus. Do not retreat. You are important for the realization of My Plans. Do not retreat. What you have to do, do not leave for tomorrow. Courage. I will always be close to you… After all tribulation, the Lord will wipe away your tears and you will see peace reign on Earth. Onward. —Message of Our Lady Queen of Peace to Pedro, in São José do Rio Preto, August 20, 2017
Ten years ago, I had a powerful interior vision that—as I read the words above—seems to be on the verge of being fulfilled: 
I saw the world gathered as though in a dark room. In the center is a burning candle. It is very short, the wax nearly all melted. The Flame represents the light of Christ: Truth.  The wax represents the time of grace we live in. 

The world for the most part is ignoring this Flame. But for those who are not, those who are gazing at the Light and letting It guide them, something wonderful and hidden is happening: their inner being is secretly being set aflame.

There is rapidly coming a time when this period of grace will no longer be able to support the wick (civilization) due to the sin of the world. Events which are coming will collapse the candle completely, and the Light of this candle will be snuffed out. There will be sudden chaos in the “room.”

He takes understanding from the leaders of the land, till they grope in the darkness without light; he makes them stagger like drunken men. (Job 12:25)

The deprivation of Light will lead to great confusion and fear. But those who had been absorbing the Light in this time of preparation we are now in will have an inner Light by which to guide them (for the Light can never be extinguished). Even though they will be experiencing the darkness around them, the inner Light of Jesus will be shining brightly within, supernaturally directing them from the hidden place of the heart.

Then this vision had a disturbing scene. There was a light in the distance… a very small light. It was unnatural, like a small fluorescent light. Suddenly, most in the room stampeded towards this light, the only light they could see. For them it was hope… but it was a false, deceptive light. It did not offer Warmth, nor Fire, nor Salvation—that Flame which they had already refused.  

The message is that, as the Light of Truth fades in the world, this Light will continue to grow in intensity and power in the hiddenness of the hearts of those who have entered into the Ark of Our Lady, and thus, the heart of God. The fruit of this will be joy! Yes, these souls will become signs of contradiction to the world. For as nations will shudder in terror, there will be a calm, peace, and joy emanating like the Sun from the hearts of those who have resisted the temptations of our times, emptied themselves of this world, and opened their hearts to Jesus. 

If Christ’s words remain in us we can spread the flame of love that He kindled on earth; we can bear aloft the torch of faith and hope with which we advance towards Him. —POPE BENEDICT XVI,Homily, St. Peter’s Basilica, April 2nd, 2009; L’Osservatore Romano, April 8th, 2009

And thus, Our Lady, The New Gideon, continues to lead us to prayer, because there, we will find her Son—and all the grace we need to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth. 

Dear children! Today I am calling you to be people of prayer. Pray until prayer becomes a joy for you and a meeting with the Most High. He will transform your hearts and you will become people of love and peace. Do not forget, little children, that Satan is strong and wants to draw you away from prayer. You, do not forget that prayer is the secret key of meeting with God. That is why I am with you to lead you. Do not give up on prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call. —Our Lady’s August 25, 2017 message to Marija, Medjugorje

Pray, pray, pray! 


We possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable. You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
(2 Peter 1:19)


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1 CCC, n. 2010
2 cf. Matt 5:14
3 cf. MysticPost.com
4 Psalm 18:2-3
5 1 John 4:18
6 cf. 1 John 5:3