Tuesday, February 12, 2013

CALL TO PENANCE: Penance for the Church: Penance for the Upcoming Papal Election!

Tribulation Times


February 12, 2013   

(Mat 27:40) And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 

POPE BENEDICT XVI (02/10/13)"Man is not the author of his own vocation, but the proposal is a response to the Divine.  We have to have confidence in his power acting in our own poverty, we must rely more and more in the power of his mercy, which transforms and renews.”


VIA A MOMENT WITH MARYThe Gospel of Suffering 

From the time of her secret conversation with the angel, she began to see in her mission as a mother her "destiny" to share, in a singular and unrepeatable way, in the very mission of her Son. And she very soon received a confirmation of this in the events that accompanied the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, and in the solemn words of the aged Simeon, when he spoke of a sharp sword that would pierce her heart. Yet a further confirmation was in the anxieties and privations of the hurried flight into Egypt, caused by the cruel decision of Herod. 

And again, after the events of her Son's hidden and public life, events which she must have shared with acute sensitivity, it was on Calvary that Mary's suffering, beside the suffering of Jesus, reached an intensity which can hardly be imagined from a human point of view but which was mysterious and supernaturally fruitful for the redemption of the world (…). 

As a witness to her Son's Passion by her presence, and as a sharer in it by her compassion, Mary offered a unique contribution to the Gospel of suffering, by embodying in anticipation the expression of Saint Paul (…). She truly has a special title to be able to claim that she "completes in her flesh"—as already in her heart—"what is lacking in Christ's afflictions ". 

In the light of the unmatchable example of Christ, reflected with singular clarity in the life of his Mother, the Gospel of suffering, through the experience and words of the Apostles, becomes an inexhaustible source for the ever new generations that succeed one another in the history of the Church. The Gospel of suffering signifies not only the presence of suffering in the Gospel, as one of the themes of the Good News, but also the revelation of the salvific power and salvific significance of suffering in Christ's messianic mission and, subsequently, in the mission and vocation of the Church.

John Paul II Apostolic Letter Salvifici Doloris (On the Christian Meaning of Suffering) February 11, 1984

REPORTLightning Struck St Peter's Dome at the Vatican on Monday after Pope Benedict XVI Announced He Will Resign

RETROSPECTPope Benedict's Symbolic Placement of the Papal Pallium on the Tomb of St Celestine V


Q&AThe Pope Who Quit: Pope Celestine V


Questions and Answers on the Resignation of the Pope
Papal Resignation Throughout History
The Rules for the Election of the Next Pope

CALL TO PENANCEPenance for the Church: Penance for the Upcoming Papal Election!

VIA CHASTISEMENT LIST: I will mention in this context something that was said by Fr. Malachi Martin in the final years of his life. As you may know, Fr. Martin was one of the few who read the 3d Secret of Fatima, about which he would say very little because he was sworn to secrecy. But one of the things that he did say was that in the 21st Century the Catholic Church would-- not "might", but "would"-- abolish the papacy & move towards becoming a loosely affiliated group of national churches organized around their individual colleges of bishops. Viewed in this light, the Church has been moving in that direrction since V2. If Fr. Martin is correct, then the last pope will possibly be elected specifically in order to effect that change.

I'll conclude with a brief discussion of the chronology that leads me to the conclusion that the events foretold at the beginning of Ch. 13 of the Apocalypse-- & the Chastisement-- will begin to unfold in 2017.

1. Ch. 9 of the Apocalypse foretells that "locusts" will be released from the Pit & will be given the power to torment Mankind for 5 months. These locusts have been interpreted by Fr. Herman Kramer ("The Book of Destiny") & others to refer to the ministers who spread the Protestant Reformation, & the 5 months has been interpreted to refer to 5 centuries. Martin Luther began the Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Church in Wittemburg on Hallowe'en, 1517-- a particularly auspicious date, on which tradition has held that demons are annually released from Hell. 1517 + 500 years = 2017.

2. When Jesus appeared to Sr. Lucy at Rianjo He said, "Make it known to My ministers, given that follow the example of the King of France in delaying their obedience to My command, they will follow him into grave misfortune." Jesus was referring to a revelation given to Sr. Margaret Mary Alacoque in which He asked the King of France to consecrate France to His Sacred Heart. The King didn't do so, & exactly 100 years later-- to the day-- the Kingdom was annihilated & the King himself was executed in the French Revolution. This came about because of the refusal of the Church to do as Jesus had asked thru his mother & consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. The verbiage indicates that Jesus was thinking in terms of exact timetables. In other words, 100 years. The miracle that gave divine force to Jesus' request thru His mother was performed on 13 October 1917, & 1917 + 100 years = 2017.

3. Fr. Malachi Martin, when he was questioned about the 3d Secret of Fatima, said in 1997 that it did refer to a worldwide chastisement, & that we had 20 years or less left until its fulfillment. 1997 + 20 = 2017.

4. At Garabandal it was foretold that Joey Lomangino would see again at the time of the Miracle. In 2017 Joey will be 89 years old, & the Miracle is removed from the Chastisement by only a year or so. Theories that place the Chastisement further in the future than c. 2017 have to contend with the fact that Joey is unlikely to live very much longer than that.

There is more, but these are the bare bones of it. Other interpretations are possible, so I don't insist on this one-- but I do think that with the present information available, this one is the most likely.

(Mat 24:21-22) For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. 

Thoughts and Sayings of Saint Margaret Mary: Self-effacement--Detachment

6. I assure you I possess naught but my Saviour Jesus Christ. Therefore He often says to me: "What wouldst thou do without Me? Thou wouldst be poor indeed!"

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