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Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus:
Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus:
It has been a while since my last newsletter. I, like many of you, have experienced difficult times.... the condo I was renting was lost to a short sale....the owners were upside down in their loan and this was an answer for them since the bank would not work with them and modify their loan. For me it meant moving....again!
I definitely am older and slower! Physically this was hard.....and in other ways the hardest move yet. But Praise be Jesus and Mary, it is done and I pray for the Divine Will of God the Father to be done.
I have been blessed to find refuge with a friend and I pray for direction from the Lord as to where I will find the answer to the mandate the Lord and Our Lady gave me long ago. I would appreciate your prayers for this intention.
For the time being "snail mail" contact is:
216 Campodonico Avenue, Guadalupe, CA 93434. My Verizon email address is shut down for the time being, but my firstname.lastname@example.org email address is where you can contact me for prayer requests and/or questions. My move is what has prevented me from replying to your requests to add you to the e-list. I apologize......
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.......pray for us!
So were are we today? Well the "squeeze" is getting tighter right? Businesses are feeling it, ministries are feeling it, the once thought "I have it made" government jobs are certainly feeling it, families are feeling it.....quarrels .....less money....no jobs..losing homes......what to do? PRAY YOUR ROSARY!
18 years ago, I promoted whenever I could (and still do today) the Marian Movement of Priests because of the 4 promises made by Our Lady for those who belong to and pray the cenacle.
The promises given by Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi assure us that if we are faithful, She will obtain all that we need from the Most Holy Trinity.....in the Divine Will of the Father.
1. I will strengthen the bonds of matrimony.
This is a very powerful promise because in the bible Jesus says, in the book of Matthew:
- 16 Again, (amen,) I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.
- 17 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."So when a husband and wife can stand together in prayer, there is no trial that they cannot overcome through prayer.....this is why the attack on the family has been so constant....same old tactics by the devil...divide and conquer. .........and also did you know satanists fast for the breakup of families?
2. I will save all your children. (for many of us that is very consoling because sometimes our children place themselves in the devils camp). To better understand this promise I would recommend reading the story of St. Rita of Cascia. It is an example of the true kind of love we must have for our children...we must be able to give them back to the Lord at any time......for truly they are his and He loves them more than we ever could.
3. I will obtain all you need spiritually, and temporally. I can personally testify to the reality of having this promise fulfilled throughout these last 18 years of ministry. I have been open to the leading of the Holy Spirit and have done jobs I never dreamed I could do. With a few faithful benefactors I have been able to maintain my needs....not luxuries...but my needs. I probably live below the "poverty level" according to the world, but I feel I am the richest person in the world.
4. I will be the lightning rod that will deflect the punishments that are coming away from you.
Now this promise I personally experienced in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. I was living in a 2 story apartment building at the time. It was a corner building and up both directions of the street about one block in either direction the houses looked like a karate chop had come down on them.....many of the residents of the building shared how they had been thrown up in the air with such force by the movement of that quake. All those buildings received a red or yellow tag by the authorities, but my building.....green. Red meant you could not go into the building for anything because of the danger from structural danger, yellow, you could go in for some belongings quickly but you could not stay, and green meant the building/house was o.k. to inhabit.
And then there were the floods we had in our area...no one who prayed in a cenacle experienced flooding of their homes. In fact one lady who hosted a MMP cenacle had the water come up to the roses..while all her neighbors had flooded homes.
There probably would not be enough books to contain all the stories from ALL the members of the MMP who have experienced very similar stories of protection.
So in this month of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary's victory..let us remember the battle of Lepanto against the Turks, won in a miraculous way because the call went out FROM THE SHEPHERDS OF THE CHURCH TO PRAY THE ROSARY, the priests at ground zero at Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped.....they never experienced radiation burn, cancers, and they were one 1 mile away from where the bomb landed. They gave witness by saying, "In that house we lived Our Lady's message...we PRAYED THE ROSARY!"
Let us be reassured that if heaven makes a promise they will keep it! Praise be the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
Darkness and evil pervade this world in such a way that it is difficult for a believer to NOT see the "signs of the times." With every passing minute I expect the thunder of God's swift justice to fall upon us.
So I am happy to announce that I have been invited to Michigan to take part in a series of talks entitled, "The Time of the Signs." Below is the schedule and contact information.
November 5th - Friday night 7 to 10 - Evening begins with a 7 p.m. Mass
November 6th - Saturday 8 to 4 - Day begins with 9 a.m. Mass (lunch will be served)
St. Stephan's Catholic Church
18858 Huron River Drive
New Boston, MI
Fr. John Hedges, Pastor
November 7th, Sunday 2 p.m. Spanish Mass with talk after Mass.
St. Alfred's Catholic Church
November 9th, Tuesday Evening of Reflection
Mass at 6:30 p.m. - talks after the Mass
St. Augustine Catholic Church
68035 S Main St
November 10th - Wednesday - a more casual evening....Buffet dinner $15.00 - call for reservations 248-624-2648, Mama Mia's Ristorante, 1403 S Commerce Road, Walled Lake, MI
Please call Bunny at 248-398-6880 for more information.
November 8th - I will also be speaking for a group in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on November the 8th. You can inquire with Bunny in regards to the location and time.
Lastly we are fast approaching mid-term elections. I know there is a lot of anger, and frustration. I hope most of all, there is a lot of prayer. I have been banging this drum for the last 3 or 4 elections. It has brought me hate mail, prejudice, someone even created a website speaking against me....Praise be the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
The Book of Matthew in the bible, Jesus said:
And then there is the way they persecuted Jesus for speaking the TRUTH. They crucified Him!
So I am AGAIN shouting from the rooftop: Do NOT let the ECONOMY worries eclipse the real fight.....ABORTION. Yes, I'm on that soapbox again! I ask you all, do you REALLY think GOD would BLESS a nation that kills the babies in the womb? Do you think He is going to open the doors for prosperity when He, GOD, has been thrown out of (some) churches, government, schools, even some CATHOLIC schools.....homes and hearts?
I KNOW firsthand what it is to lose your ability to provide for your family and to know God's providential care, although it is difficult....perhaps the Lord put me through the fire first...and you know what? Its o.k.! I have let go of EVERYTHING material...I only care about the state of my soul...and my journey in this life that I pray takes me to heaven. THAT is what people should be concerned about....getting to heaven!
You think 9/11 was bad? What will come will make that look like kindergarten! Do you think of the people lost in that attack? How many of them were in a state of grace...how many of them were ready to meet their maker? Oh how I still pray .....that scene was shown to me years before.....you cannot know the horror of seeing the coming to pass of punishments the Lord has shown...try as I do to explain, you cannot understand the total burden of these apocalyptic scenes. They are with me in my heart and soul...and it is the reason I have walked away from this world and the desires and cares that most people embrace.
It is the reason why I am strange to most...I embrace my solitude...I love my silence. I love my poverty. I see all things as a blessing......and all things as coming from God. The good as blessings and the bad, permitted by God to make me stronger and to show me HE IS THE ANSWER. And I accept it all as His Will for me. I long for heaven....I want to go home....and I'm sure there are a lot of people who would be happy if I died today.
Because they do not want to hear the truth...the warnings that heaven continues to send not only through me but through many other people and (Praise be to Jesus and Mary) more and more through good, holy priests. To see priests whose hearts are on fire for the Love of God and His TRUE TEACHINGS willing to take unpopular stands..who give little care for being politically correct, I see that as the fruits of our prayers! Prayers that Our Lady came to ask us for...for the church, for the priests...for the world!
Make no mistake about it....these are the sins that will bring down the wrath of God.....
1) abortion, 2) homosexuality 3) the sins of the flesh.
Do not argue with me because you don't like what I say. Search the scriptures...its all there. And if we knew what damage we do to our souls when we sin, if we truly knew the horror of sin....we would all be saints! But as it is, we go through our lives, perhaps ignorance, lack of teaching, or obstinate hearts....and when we "see the light" oh how painful! Think back to when you had your heart "open" by grace.....remember how it hurt? Remember how GOOD we felt when we were back "in line" with Jesus' teachings and began to truly live a sacramental life?
Now look at the state of this country, listen to the news, controlled as it is and tell me everything is o.k.! You CANNOT do it! Because the bad events in the world shows how out of sync we are with God's commandments.
Yes, it was/is our own fault. We should have paid more attention, we should have prayed harder...we should have been electing politicians whose hearts were turned towards God , who embraced Christian principals and realized that they were being entrusted with great responsibility, so that they were to live and govern for the benefit of the people, politicians who recognize at what a price we live in the "land of the free"...........we should have fought harder for moral values to remain in place and not go with the flow and accept everything as being o.k ......so now we pay the price. People have lost jobs and homes. Businesses are failing....and people are angry. People are scared. Perhaps these difficult times will bring people to their knees.....
So do your homework....research your candidate...do NOT take the mainstream media's babble as truth....search for the truth and you WILL find it!
Here are some websites that might help:
The following links are to online GUIDES that you read that explain the church's teachings on the various issues.
Vote your conscience...it WILL be there when you stand in judgment before the Lord....
I am sure by now you too have watched the miraculous scenes of rescue for the 33 miners who were freed on the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, October 13th. During the time of their "imprisonment", I have seen great signs of faith....those miners had an altar down below the earth..and there was another one at the site above ground....pictures of Jesus' Divine Mercy, Our Lady of Guadalupe and other holy images. I have heard one of the miners give a testimony of his knowledge that God was with him,...and how he knew the devil was there too. But he chose the right path..the right way to trust only in God and God showed His might! He also said for husbands and wives to love each other..to think and talk problems out and not act hastily....
It brought tears to my eyes to hear him give this testimony...because it took an ordeal such as this to teach him that time is short and life is precious and maybe during his days of being trapped he reflected on his life and the way he treated his wife and children......and he had the grace to come forth and share it with the world...he is a changed man. What will it take for all mankind to come forth with this change of heart?....Divine intervention. It will come, along with tremendous upheaval around us.....
Until next time, my brothers and sisters, stay close to Jesus in the Eucharist praying for our pontiff, all cardinals, bishops, religious and priests..for Holy Mother Church, for sinners everywhere not just in our families....., pray your rosary, wear your scapular, and live your life with joy IN SPITE of the trials, heartaches, tears, and pains we are going through. Our time of redemption draws near! For the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Glory of God!
Love in the Two Hearts,
Thanks Sadie, It's always good to hear from you. May the Lord and Our Blessed Mother continue to bless and inspire you, especially when you give those talks up north in the cold country! May numerous souls be saved through these conferences and blessed events.
Your friend in Christ
who always prays for your intentions,