NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2013
WALK IN THE LIGHT
The picture on the front cover of our Newsletter this month is titled ‘A Light in the Darkness’ and it is in a museum in Jasna Gora, Czestochowa, Poland. It shows John Paul II holding a candle and walking through the darkness with a Crucifix in his hand. It is very representative of our times as we live in a world of spiritual darkness and we only have the Light of Christ to guide us. Jesus told us in the Messages of Love that the words of John Paul II are our guide onto the Promised Land.
Quite a few years ago, Jesus told us that the Newsletter “…is a piece of My Heart given for the world. It distributes the little droplets of My Blood which I shed upon the world…” These droplets of His Blood are the Messages .
Many times we take Jesus’ Messages for granted and do not see what they really say. Jesus has given many Words throughout the years and most have gone unnoticed by us. There is an article called ‘Jesus’ Words are coming to Pass’ which explains how, when reading the Messages from 2003, the writer could not believe how many of these Messages are being fulfilled before her eyes and this previously unnoticed by her!
As we know it is by dying to self our eyes will open and Saint Michael’s article this month speaks about following Jesus in Truth. It reminds us of the Message of 24 September 2011, when Jesus asked us some very searching questions which only we will know the answer to.
Homosexuality, abortion and divorce
Jesus also said about His Newsletter that “…My Newsletter must firstly bring My Message to the world and reflect My Heart and My House into this world. You should be willing to always promote the Truth of what I say to you as I say it in other Messages and ways…”
It is because Jesus asks us to promote the Truth that we have included extracts from Scripture and from the catechism on the Church’s teachings on issues such as homosexuality, abortion and divorce. These are three areas where the world is tearing out Jesus. If we do not speak the Truth about these things, then who will tell the next generation that these are moral wrongs and if unrepented of, these sins will block the gateway to Heaven from us? Our young people do not think that there is anything wrong with these things, in fact, they think that it is us who are wrong because we are ‘homophobic’ or ‘old fashioned.’
Great spiritual things are happening in the House of Prayer, we all feel closer to Jesus and this is through our weekly Prayer Meeting which Jesus has been taking over and Teaching us through. This development is described in the article ‘Our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting.’
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Come now, beloved children of My Heart, and listen to My calls. Do not allow yourselves to be swept away in the tide of deceit that lucifer has been allowed to spread freely throughout this world.
My children, all is plain to be seen, if you have the eyes to see but, if you allow this world to cloud your vision, then you are in great danger of being taken by its lies. I am calling to you in these Words and many Words throughout this world to turn away from the danger that you are in but so few listen to My Words, so few take on the Words of Life.
Come now, My beloved children, and allow Me to Teach you, allow Me to show you the Path that you must take; the Path that leads to the Kingdom of Our Father. These are not new Words, My little ones, but they are the Words that I have spoken from the beginning of time: love one another, forgive one another and be open to My Truth. I Love you.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Look to the Truth, My people, and see Me in all that you meet. Do not wait to find love but go, give My Love to everyone; the more that you spread My Love into this world, the more you will see Love return and blossom. The seeds of My Love shall overcome all darkness as they grow into sturdy springs that will flow over all that it meets.
Darkness will diminish, children, and My Love will flourish if you but take a chance and trust in Me, your God.
Come, My beloved children, take on My Words of Truth and allow Me to sweep the darkness of this world away through you. Look, My beloved, see the Path that I give you, see it open before you. Simply take the first step. My outstretched Hands shall guide you and you shall not stumble.
Trust in Me, My beloved children, and take on My Words of Truth and allow Me to lead you on this Path of Love that will bring many souls to My Side.
I Love you, My children, I Love you and I await your response to My call. I Love you.
Monday 23 September 2013
Come now, My beloved children, and listen to My calls. The beast rises and the deception will begin in earnest when he believes he has seduced My people into believing that he is the man of righteousness.
Do not blind yourselves, My children, into accepting the desires of self for I have already Warned you of these things, I have told this world that the deceiver would come and that he would deceive even the elect if time had not been shortened.
Hold on, My little ones, for a little while longer and you shall see the Truth that you have longed for. I am Coming, children, to remove the deception and open the eyes of all who wish to take on My Truth. Believe, My little ones, believe that I, the Lord, your God, am in control and I simply allow these things so that this world may see how it has followed a lie.
I am Coming to bring freedom to those in darkness.
I am Coming to set you free from the bindings of this world that self has so freely taken on.
I am Coming to remove the darkness and so Freedom shall be yours, My children.
My Remnant will rejoice and praise their God for all will see My Righteousness, My Truth and My Justice as Holy.
I Love you, My little ones, I Love you, be not afraid of the events that are taking place within your world. Know that I am with you, I have never left you. Trust in Me, your God. I Love you.
Monday 23 September 2013
Come now, My beloved children, and take on My Words of Truth, My Words of Life and see how they begin to be fulfilled.
See My Warnings, My Truths and rejoice, My little ones, and see how I have guided you away from the traps of lucifer.
See how you have known the events that would happen even though the cries of self wanted to blind you to My Truth.
You are My Remnant, you are My people and I will never desert you.
Trust in Me, My beloved children, and take on the Words of Truth, the Words of Life, that I have given to guide you through these times of great darkness. Denial is all that is left to those who do not wish to follow Me, they shall be swept away in the lies of lucifer and so the chaff shall be gathered and thrown into the fire that has been prepared for them from the beginning of time.
To you, who are unsure, I say repent and come follow Me for My Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. The Great Apostasy is upon you. These Words that I give are the Light to guide you through its darkness. Many, many shall be lost in this Time for they have refused to see My Truth, they have refused to take on the Words of Life that both I, and My Mother, have given to this world. Prepare, My children, for the events of this world are about to be dashed against My Truth and this world shall know its sin. I give all a final chance to know Me, to repent of their sin.
Prepare, My children, prepare! I am at the door and I knock. Prepare! I Love you. Prepare!
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Come, My beloved children, and see My Words of Truth.
See how this world is increasing rapidly into a world of Godlessness where the mere mention of My Name is looked on with scorn.
See the Truth of the times that you live in.
See the rapid approach of the Justice of your God.
The ball is rolling, children, it gathers momentum and soon it shall strike this earth with such ferocity that all creation will shake in fear. I have Warned you of these Godless times, these times of depravity, great sin. You do not wish to hear My Words of Truth for they are Words of Life and take away from your beliefs of pleasure and living for now.
Turn away from your evil ways, children, for all that you know is about to change.
You shall see things upon this earth that you would not believe possible.
You shall see My Power flow.
You shall see creation beg for Mercy but I shall pour the Cup of My Fury upon this earth so that no man will ever tread the path that you have walked in your blindness.
Wake up, NOW, and repent of your evil ways and come follow Me with a true repentance of your sin, your evil deeds and though your sins be as scarlet I, the Lord, your God, shall wash them clean and you shall know True Peace in Me. The Great Battle begins, children, and you are not prepared. I Love you.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Go, now, My children, and see the Path of Truth that lies before you.
I have opened many doors of Truth before you, they will enlighten you to My Ways.
Read My Gospels. Read My Scriptures and take on My Words of Truth.
Read the signs of your times and see the reality of the time you now live in.
Soon the doors shall close and it will be too late for those who have ignored My Warnings and not entered the safety of My Fold.
I Love you, My children, I Love you and I call you through these Words into the safety of My Arms. I Love you.
Wednesday 2 October 2013
Children, play not into the hands of the one who deceives. he does not care about you; he deceives you. Employ yourselves, as My little Army should, in being sentinels and spreading My Words. Give Love, My children, in a way you never have before for it is time to run.
My sheep hear My Voice and only My sheep will recognise My Voice.
In these Words, I am breaking through the wall that holds you to this world. So many things in secret, children, things that you think are open, things that strip you of Truth and dress you in confusion.
Oh, My children, Oh My children! IT BEGINS!
It is like a spring that soon will become a great river, seeking to drown Me out of you. Stay safe, children, stay safe on the land of My Heart!
Do not believe the lies!
Do not be caught out!
It is no longer safe, children, it happens NOW, not tomorrow.
his impatience grown, seeking to rise up to his full power.
he is like a fire that is being blown to keep the flames alight – it is YOUR belief in his deceit that puffs him up and keeps him wanting more power, more control.
Do not be deceived.
Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
Mystic, Stigmatic, Visionary and Prophet
Religious of the Order of Saint Augustine, at the Convent of Agnetenberg, Dulmen, Westphalia.
Beatified on October 3, 2004, by Pope John Paul II.
THE FALSE ECUMENICAL, HERETICAL CHURCH ESTABLISHED IN ROME:
“I saw also the relationship between two popes ... I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city of Rome. The local clergy grew lukewarm and I saw a great darkness...
“I had another vision of the great tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger ones were also weeping. But others and the lukewarm among them, readily did what was demanded. It was as if people were splitting into two camps.
“I saw that many pastors allowed themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to the Church. They were building a great, strange and extravagant church. Everyone was to be admitted in it in order to be united and have equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, sects of every description. Such was to be the new Church ... But God had other designs. “
“I saw again the strange big church that was being built there in Rome. There was nothing holy in it. I saw this just as I saw a movement led by Ecclesiastics to which contributed Angels, Saints and other Christians. But there in the strange big church all the work was being done mechanically according to set rules and formulae. Everything was being done according to human reason ...I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous and violent about it and they seemed very successful. I did not see a single Angel nor a single Saint helping in the work. But far away in the background, I saw the seat of the cruel people armed with spears and I saw a laughing figure which said: “Do build it as solid as you can; we will pull it to the ground.”
“I saw again the new and odd-looking church which they were trying to build. There was nothing holy about it ... People were kneading bread in the crypt below ... but it would not rise, nor did they receive the Body of our Lord but only bread. Those who were in error, through no fault of their own and who piously and ardently longed for the Body of Jesus were spiritually consoled but not by their communion. Then my Guide (Jesus) said: “This is Babel.”
“I saw deplorable things: they were gambling, drinking and talking in church; they were also courting women. All sorts of abominations were perpetrated there. Priests allowed everything and said Mass with much irreverence. I saw that few of them were still Godly... All these things caused me much distress.”
Friday 4 October 2013
Come, now, My beloved, and listen to My calls. I have given you many Warnings, I have told you of the times that you now live in. So few have taken on My Warnings, so few are willing to follow Me on this Path of Truth.
You ignore Me, My children, and remain in the darkness of self and so are blinded to the danger that surrounds you.
he is among you, children, and guides you upon a path of deceit and announces himself as a man of love, a man of peace, a man of acceptance, a man of understanding and he flows through the nations like a cancer, calling My children into his web of deceit.
Wake up, My Remnant, and do not follow in the great exodus; all who follow are on the path to death eternal.
You do not wish to know Truth, children, but the great storm is upon you; that, that I have Warned you of; that, that My Mother has Warned you of. Read My Scriptures and see the Truth, see how he begins the destruction of My Word. My Gospels are fodder for his lies and he shreds them while those who say that they believe in Me sing his praises.
Wake up, children, and see the Truth, I am your God.
I am the same yesterday, today and forever. My Word does not change and will not change for I am a God of Truth, Righteousness and Justice.
I shall allow the serpent to rise to his full height and then I shall shear off his head and he shall be no more.
he shall fall into the abyss and there he shall be chained with all those who have followed him in their blindness.
Be Warned, children, I am also a God of Justice, I will not accept lies, deceit, untruth. I will not bend and twist My Words, My Truth, into accepting the lies of your modern day thinking.
I, the Lord God Sabaoth, declare war upon the beast this day and I call My Army to the fore.
Prepare, children, for soon I shall anoint you and you shall walk forth into this world and it shall tremble at your footsteps, as it realizes how it has been deceived. My Justice shall be poured forth and this world shall drink the blood of the innocent to the last drop.
I call upon My Prophets, Visionaries and Seers to shake the lies off that you tell yourselves.
Shake off the fear that you have surrendered yourselves to and begin to gather the harvest for, I tell you, if you do not take up your scythe, you, too, shall fall under the weight of deceit that flows from his mouth.
Enough, I say! Take on the task that I have given to you and you have agreed to.
Walk with your head held high, knowing that you walk the Path of the Most High.
Do not desire the glory of this world for it is but dust and onto dust it shall return. Rather, seek the Path that leads to the Kingdom of your Father. I am with you if you but call upon Me in humility and love. I will guide you back to the Path that you have forgotten. I Come, My children, prepare!
Friday 4 October 2013From Mary
Children of Light, the deceiver is among you, he that both I, and My Son, have Warned you of. Open your eyes and see that he uses Me against My Son.
he will try to guide you upon a tangled path of deceit.
he will try to destroy the Church of My Son as has been foretold in Scripture.
Be Warned, My little children, that he will be allowed to gather his own to him; those who are not willing to listen to the Truth of My Son, Jesus. Believe in the Words that I have spoken; believe in the Warnings that I have given.
I fight for My Son and only My Son, Jesus.
I am but a Handmaid of the Lord.
I do not seek the glory of this world but I wish My Son to be Glorified and, so, Our Eternal Father.
Come, My beloved children, do not allow My Son to be Crucified once again for already He has been handed over to the deceiver and once again His Passion begins upon this earth. I call out in these Words for you to read the Words that I have already given to many around this world. The time has come and all prophecy shall be fulfilled and the Blood shall flow freely once again from the Wounds of our Saviour, Jesus, My Son.
Wake up, children, now and see the Truth, see the danger that you are now in and become a part of the little Army of Love that shall stand in the face of the oncoming storm.
Prepare! I Love you.
Saturday 5 October 2013
Look to the Truth, children, and see what is happening. Do not allow yourselves to be deceived by the one who stands in the place where he should not be. Already he makes changes in secret to My Word, My Laws. These he will release slowly to this world so that many do not become concerned. Watch, children, and prepare to stand up for My Truth and do not allow yourselves to be taken in by his lies, his untruth. Do not allow yourselves to be deceived by his words for he will give this world all that it seeks and it will love him for it.
You will be persecuted for standing up for My Truth for this world does not know Me.
Build your strength in Me, children, read My Scriptures and know that I will come to release you from the chains that bind you now.
Trust in Me, My children, I have told you that this time would come. My Scriptures will be fulfilled and you, My Remnant, will receive the reward of My Kingdom and My Truth will survive as I have told you it would.
Come, My beloved children, and prepare. All is about to change and I need you ready to help your brothers and sisters in this Battle of Love.
Receive My Love as you read these, My Words.
I have given you these from the deepest Love of My Heart.
I Love you, My children, I Love you.
Monday 7 October 2013
Come now and prepare, children, the Time is upon you and you have not prepared. I have given you many Warnings, many Words, to prepare you but you have squandered these in your unwillingness to fight against the desires of self.
I say again, unless the wheat grain falls into the ground and dies it will not produce fruit. Unless you die to yourselves, children, you will not understand My Ways and so will be unable to fight against the great storm that is about to sweep this earth.
Prepare, I say prepare, for My Words are Truth! All that I have said will come to pass and this earth shall be cleansed of all evil.
Monday 7 October 2013
To the Prophets, Visionaries and Seers of this world
Again, I say, to My Prophets, Visionaries and Seers: throw off the shackles of this world. See yourselves as nothing and take up the cross that I have given to you and prepare My children for what is to come.
Many of you have deserted your posts because of your fear, your unwillingness to stand up for the Truth that you know within your hearts.
Be Warned, if you do not take on what I have given you and cease leading My children astray upon the wrong path, the path of untruth, you, too, shall be swept away in the storm that approaches.
I give you these Warnings to help you, to guide you back upon the Path of Truth but, if you choose, in your free will, to go against Me, then I cannot help you.
Rebuke the lies that you have been spreading in order to look favourable in the eyes of this world and return to Me for there is little time left.
I am Coming and you must be prepared.
I Love you.
Come, NOW, children of the Light, and see My Love. Your Freedom is at hand! I Love you.
In the last two months we have brought the following appeal to you:
Jesus has told us to tell you as it is.
We ask for your help in order to fulfil the Work that Jesus has asked of us. We are in urgent need of funds to fulfil this Work. The outstanding bills of the Houses of Prayer are in the region of £25,000. If we do not pay these outstanding bills, we are afraid that we may not be able to publish the Newsletter next month for our suppliers are looking for the money for their outstanding bills.
We have no one to turn to but you and, as Jesus has told us in the past, if we do not tell you then you cannot help so, again, we ask for your help if you can afford it. We place all our trust in Jesus in this asking and you are ever in our prayers.
Thank you in the Name of Jesus, Our Saviour.
The two Patricks and all the servants of the House of Prayer.
Message from JesusTuesday 6 August 2013
Once again, My children, I call for your help in this Work of Salvation. Do not allow this world to steal this Work from Me for I have given this to you, My children, in order to overcome the darkness.
Come, My beloved children, take on My Words of Love for little time is left until you shall know the fruits of your labour. Trust in Me, My beloved children, as I call out to you in these Words. I Love you.
Your response to this appeal has overwhelmed us and we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your generosity and openness enabled us to clear the debt down to £4,500 at the time of this Newsletter going to print. As you would be all too aware, our bills are ongoing and we really appreciate all the help you have given and will give over the years.
Again we thank you for enabling us all to keep Jesus’ Plans alive.
And thank you for the many prayers and offerings you have given. We, too, keep you in our prayers. Thank You, in Jesus’ Name.
Our Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
A radical change
Over the past two or three years, our Wednesday night Prayer Meeting has undergone a radical change. It began with Patrick coming to the meeting the odd time and encouraging us to talk directly to Jesus while we were sharing, to remember that the meeting was about Him and not about us! For example, instead of saying “this week I felt that Jesus helped me…” we should speak directly to Him saying “Jesus, this week You helped me in such and such a way …,” because, after all, we were there to meet Jesus but in many of the Prayer Meetings it seemed it was about us. Rather like the patient we go to visit in the hospital and we end up talking to each other instead of the person we went to visit. This instruction worked for a while and revitalised our meeting but, as self would have it, we began to talk to each other again and not to Jesus and it was hard to stay fixed on Him.
Life in the Spirit Seminars
Every year we do the “Life in the Spirit” Seminars and we ask for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit but to our eyes nothing ever happened. This year, when we began the “Life in the Spirit” Seminars, Patrick joined us more regularly and began to encourage us even more, as Jesus inspired him, to really take on what was being Taught to us. He asked us to begin to take on Jesus’ Words in Scripture AND to believe them. “Jesus is not a liar…” he would say. If we believed, surely Jesus would honour that faith and great things would happen.
Angels’ Conference Room
At that time the Angels’ Conference Room had undergone some renovation in order to facilitate better filming of the Patricks’ Weekend in October. We felt that there should be a raised area for them to sit at, so the camera could pick them up more clearly over people’s heads! However, during personal prayer Patrick had a vision of the Plans that Jesus wanted for the Angels’ Conference Room.
Jesus also inspired Patrick
Originally we thought the raised area should go at the front of the room where they had sat every year but, in the vision, Jesus showed that the raised area should be at the back of the room and if the layout of the chairs was changed, more people would fit in the Angels’ Conference Room. Jesus also inspired Patrick, during the renovations, to move the Prayer Meeting from the Padre Pio Room to the larger Angels’ Conference Room and He said that He would fill it. Somewhere, also, during this period Patrick had asked Jesus in His personal prayer for a miracle to bring more people to the House.
Jesus doesn’t lie
I have been attending the Prayer Meetings fairly regularly on Wednesday nights for eight years and the numbers can vary from two or three to about a maximum of fifteen to eighteen people. Now, it’s not that I don’t believe Jesus but I couldn’t imagine a huge crowd at the Prayer Meeting based on my experience. However, Jesus doesn’t lie and sure enough within three or four weeks there were forty five people in attendance!!
Jesus chose the songs
As the weeks progressed the Meetings became more and more full of song. Jesus chose the songs and guided the singing through Patrick, choosing verses and phrases to repeat several times to allow us to ponder on the words to help open our hearts and souls to His Presence. The concentration became more and more on the Presence of Jesus as we, more and more, believed in the promise of Jesus in Scripture:
20 For where there are two or three gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.
Patrick encouraged us to look for Jesus’ Presence in each meeting, to believe in it and feel it.
The Prayer Meeting has become completely song based. There are no verbal prayers such as the Rosary or intercessions or Scripture. The candles are lit either side of the Bible and Crucifix and we sing to Jesus. It has become worship of Jesus rather than worship of ourselves.
How we sing!
And, Oh! how we sing! Patrick guides the singing always listening to Jesus’ inspirations, usually starting by asking us to sing very, very softly, in a whisper to draw Jesus into the Meeting, into our hearts, into our lives. All the hymns are speaking directly to Jesus, for example, ‘…I surrender, I surrender, I wanna know You more, I wanna know You more…’
Felt Jesus’ Presence so strongly
As we sing, Patrick will be inspired to choose a verse or a line to sing over and over and even change the words as we sing in the moment. And, as we sing, many of us have felt Jesus’ Presence so strongly.
During the music, there are times of sung and spoken praise. Giving us opportunities to sing in and speak in tongues to glorify Jesus. Often, as we share when the music is over, we struggle to explain what we have felt but each of us know that certainly He is there, Loving us, healing us, encouraging us. Maybe, He is preparing us for the time when He will send His Spirit of Truth into the world.
A sharing time
The songs we use are a mixture from our hymn book and many new hymns taken from American and Australian ministries including “Jesus Culture” and “Hillsong.”
From the beginning, even Patrick didn’t know what was going to happen. A renovation for the October weekend with the Patricks was miraculously used by Jesus to bring more people to the House and radically change the Prayer Meeting and us. After the Meeting we have a sharing time and people have shared in a new way, witnessing how Jesus is working in their lives not only in that room but in their daily living. They speak of how their hearts have burned, reminding us of the Scripture:
32 And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within us, whilst He spoke in this way and opened to us the Scriptures? Luke 24:32
A personal, deep prayer
Four months on and Patrick believes Jesus has given us a number of things. Firstly, the songs. Songs can be sung simply from start to finish and we can enjoy them and they lift us spiritually. But now Jesus seems to be saying that these songs can become a personal, deep prayer to Him. As we would repeat a Hail Mary in the Rosary to meditate on the Life of Jesus, we repeat phrases and verses of songs many times to make it a more heartfelt prayer and believe the words more.
Secondly, He seems to encourage spoken and sung free praise that again binds us more to His Presence, that we speak directly to Him in a free and honest way. That our words to Him become real and not about us and our needs and wants because He already knows these things.
To encounter HIM
Thirdly, we recognise that the music and songs are only a means, a tool, to reach, beyond, above, our human thinking to encounter HIM alone in a deeper relationship with Him. He alone is more important than any song or music, reiterating His Teaching:
37 Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul and with thy whole mind.
Allow Him to lead us
Further to this, Jesus seems to indicate that if we allow Him to lead us, as if we were wearing blindfolds, He will bring us where He needs us to be. And, the moment we remove those blindfolds, we will go our own way once again.
Thank You, Jesus, we can stop believing that You work miracles and begin to KNOW You work them perfectly!
The Prayer Meeting is at 8.30pm each Wednesday evening - please join us!
The Messages of Jesus are coming to pass
Messages from 2003
Recently I have been reading Messages from 2003, in Message Book 8 and I am wondering where I was then or did I read them at all! In reading them I can see that it is the times we are living in now. I can see that these Messages are being fulfilled before our very eyes.
Abortion in Ireland
On the 22 November 2003, Jesus spoke on abortion in Ireland, Message 1485. In it He says:
“…My children of Ireland, I, the Lord, your God, would speak with you. You have brought My Anger to the fore with your talk of abortion. You plan to introduce abortion into this country without the permission of your God. You have offended Me.
I give you a little time to change this policy before I show you that you have indeed Angered Me. You are already in the mire and, by these Words, I try to pull you out. I have called My Prophets, Visionaries and Seers together, those who did not betray Me, so that I could tell you these things.
Government of Ireland, I address you. I tell you and I remind you that I have toppled greater kings than you and I tell you that your secret things are not hidden from Me as you have hidden them from the people of this country. You are about to abort a mighty nation of people who could win true freedom for you. Do not do it.
Cardinals, bishops and priests, you who act with My Authority, I call you to speak out in every church, the length and breadth of this country. Do not ignore My Laws or My Truth.
I know who you are and I know which of you believes in this great crime. Change your ways back to My Ways. Come back.
I speak to you, media, I am Jesus Christ, the Truth. Spread these Words of Mine for this country needs them more than the bad news that you already give to them. Tell your readers that abortion is a crime against their God.”
I was completely shocked when I read this Message as I can clearly see that it has come to pass now. In July of this year, the Irish government legalised abortion in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, international pro-abortion groups are trying to get abortion legalised.
Back to Jesus’ Way
In the last two months my family asked me to go away for a few days with them to the South of Ireland and I thought, ‘why not?’ We stayed in a hotel, the weather was great and the food was so good but I couldn’t get home quick enough to get back to Jesus’ Way and the fasting. There was plenty of everything - but no God. I went to the desk in the hotel to ask about times of Masses. The reply was that you are lucky to get Mass at all, you know there are a shortage of priests but the girl told me where I could get Mass. Then I told my family and I was shocked even more when they said, ‘that’s a bad time, we are going to the pool.’ I felt very alone and trapped. Then I went back to the Messages in Message Book 8, where I had left off, and I read Message 1466, 28 August 2003, where Jesus speaks about the falling away.
Read My Word
“…My people, I Love you and I come once again in these Words to tell you of My Love for you. Too long have you ignored My calls, too long have you sought the ways of this world. Do you not realize, children, that you are now in the End Times?
Read My Word:
1 And we beseech you, brethren, by the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering together unto Him:
2 That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the Day of the Lord were at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means for unless there come a revolt first and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
4 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.
5 Remember you not that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now you know what withholdeth that he may be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the Spirit of His Mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His Coming, him,
9 whose coming is according to the working of satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:
11 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.
12 But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit and faith of the truth:
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Now realise, children, the times that you are living in. See the falling away. See My Truth being diminished in front of My people. See how all My Words are coming to pass. My children, My children, wake up now before it is too late. The great deception is among you; the great deceiver is about to take his place where he should not be. Do not look for dates or times but work tirelessly in the vineyard, work day and night preparing for the great harvest for you do not know the day or hour of My Coming but it shall be soon. Prepare, children, prepare. I Love you…”
A wedding in England
Next I was invited to a wedding in England. It was my niece and I thought nothing of it for the invitation was quite clearly in a Roman Catholic Church. Normally I would ask some questions such as is it a registry office wedding, etc. but I thought that all seems ok. Anyway we arrived at the church and all was going well enough. The usual hymns were sung then the priest read some Scripture. He was very jolly, cracking jokes. Thinking nothing of it, I thought to myself that Mass will be soon now, then I looked at the booklet and there was no Mass mentioned. Again, I thought, I am mistaken but, no, I wasn’t. There was no Mass! I was shocked. The biggest shock was that not one of the guests said anything and the group was three quarters Irish, it was so sad.
Kept up going to Mass
When I was sixteen, I went to England to work as did all of my family. This is what we did but we always kept up going to Mass. The Irish built the chapels and felt proud if it. There were also community centres where we all met. We were away from home and this was the next best thing to home. Anyway, I thought I will have to say something and I asked Jesus to give me the opportunity and He did.
No Grace before meals
One more thing, at the reception there was no Grace before meals, again I was on my own. I blessed myself, I didn’t say Grace out loud but as I blessed myself, my son and my brother looked at each other and I felt all eyes on me. It was crazy, crazy stuff. All this is from a family who were reared with God.
The next evening we were having a drink and my niece that had got married came to have a chat and I got my opportunity to say about the Mass. She asked me what did I think of the priest, he has a great sense of humour. I said to her, ‘did he forget to say Mass?’ There was a silence and her reply was that they had discussed it with the priest and had decided not to have Mass because it would take too long. I looked at her in shock and I told her I was so disappointed. There was a further silence and her reply was, ‘I don’t know what to say to that.’ My sister and my sister-in-law were also there but they didn’t say anything. I believe money and power has come in and there is no place for God. It is very sad, very sad. I was telling my daughter about this and she said that it is ok not to have Mass, the Marriage rite is a Sacrament on its own. It seems this is what is being promoted now. While the Marriage Rite is ok on its own, being within a Mass sanctifies it and makes it holy.
Jesus said all of this
Again I go back to the beginning, where was I in 2003 when Jesus said all of this was going to happen?
(1386) Wednesday 16 October 2002
Feast of Saint Margaret Mary
Children of Mine, I call to you. I call to you in this wilderness. Do not allow yourselves to be taken in so easily by the lies of lucifer. The days are shortening, My children, time is drawing near for the Battle to begin. Can you not see its beginnings? Can you not see the ranks being drawn up? Those who fight for lucifer are already standing many abreast. Where is My Army? Who will fight for Me? Who will take up My Cross as their banner and walk into this Battle unshielded, undefended as I did?
Who is willing to take on this Love and die so that others may live? Children, My Army is an Army of Love, it holds no weapons except Love. Look around you, My children, can you not see, can you not see the dawn as it breaks above the field of Battle?
Already those who would destroy what I have built have done much damage. My Church is in ruins. The Love that I placed within its walls is all but gone. Materialism has taken its place, wealth and power are what My servants worship.
I have been taken from the central place on My altar and placed to the side. Now those, who would call themselves My servants, sit upon My Throne while I am pushed to the side. Do you not realise, My children, that I am truly Present within My Tabernacle? If you could see with spiritual eyes you would see Me sitting upon a Throne. My Eucharist is My Heart and it pulses out great Flames of Love when you enter My Church. These Flames are My Greeting to you. They bestow many Graces upon you.
Can you not see, My children, what I have done for you? Can you not see My Love for you? Yet you allow Me to be desecrated, blasphemed in this way.
My Love for you is great and I have bestowed many Graces upon you, yet you refuse to see! Where am I within My Church? I call to you, My children, where am I? What is worshipped within My Church? An altar of stone? A man who sits upon My Throne?
What do you worship? You have taken away even the Words of My Scriptures. You say I did not create miracles. You say that My Disciples did not write the Words of My Scriptures. Who are you to say these things? What are you? Have you become gods? You are blind and foolish children!
Do you not realise who has made these changes? Can you not see that it is lucifer and his henchmen that have made these changes?
They desire to remove Me from within My Church for they know they cannot stand in front of Me. They desire to remove the Truth of My Gospels, My Scriptures.
Look, children, look about you! Open your eyes before it is too late! I have already said within My Scriptures, “if the time had not been shortened, not even the elect would have survived.”
Children, already time has been shortened for there are very few who are left that can see the Truth and this number grows smaller every day.
More and more of you are being blinded by the lies of lucifer. More and more of you no longer wish to see the Truth, you have become comfortable with the ways of this world. I am no longer what you desire, I am no longer within your midst for I am bound with your free will. If I am not welcome within your life, I must stand and wait until I am invited in. I will not force Myself to become a part of your life.
I am Love, children. Love does not force, Love simply waits to be invited. Many of you will not invite Me in because you can no longer see the Truth of My Ways. You can no longer see My Love.
These are not Words that you wish to hear. Many of you read these Words for sensationalism, they have become a hobby to you, only desiring to know the future, yet not believing. Soon you shall know the future for you shall live through it and realise how foolish you have been. Read My Revelations (the Book of Revelations) that I gave to this world and know that these are Truth.
There are times coming, children, that you could not realise in your wildest imagination for you do not understand the spiritual. You do not understand what you are drawing down upon yourselves.
lucifer will be given his time upon this earth, he shall rule you with a sword. There shall be slaughter upon the earth. All that you know and see shall be brought to ruin, destruction. Devastation is his way. he wishes to destroy all that I have created and you have given him the power to do so. You have opened the gates to him, you have welcomed him into this world. Sin is his food, it is what he survives upon.
You murder your children within the womb and you call it progress. I call it murder.
Children, it is this that has given him the strength to take the Throne of My Peter. he is coming, children. You may laugh at these Words that I say, you may laugh but soon you shall see these Words come to pass. Soon he shall take the place where he should not be. he will sit upon the Throne of My Peter and he shall rule this world with power that has never been seen since the beginning of time. Turn away from your evil ways, turn back to Me and My Angels shall descend and save you from what is about to be unleashed. I Love you…”
Thank You, Jesus, for Your Words!
Homosexuality From the Catechism
2357 ...Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine, affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill Gods Will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the Sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental Grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography and homosexual practices.
From John Paul
…3. I feel obliged, now, to mention the well-known demonstrations held in Rome in the past few days.
In the name of the Church of Rome I can only express my deep sadness at the affront to the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 and the offence to the Christian values of a city that is so dear to the hearts of Catholics throughout the world.
The Church cannot be silent about the truth, because she would fail in her fidelity to God, the Creator, and would not help to distinguish good from evil.
In this regard, I wish merely to read what is said in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which, after noting that homosexual acts are contrary to the natural law, then states: “The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible...
ANGELUS, Sunday 9 July 2000
19 And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening and Lot was sitting in the gate of the city. And seeing them, he rose up and went to meet them and worshipped prostrate to the ground,
2 And said: I beseech you, my lords, turn in to the house of your servant and lodge there: wash your feet and in the morning you shall go on your way. And they said: No but we will abide in the street.
3 He pressed them very much to turn in unto him and when they were come in to his house, he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread and they ate:
4 But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house both young and old, all the people together.
5 And they called Lot and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? Bring them out hither that we may know them:
6 Lot went out to them and shut the door after him and said:
7 no not so, I beseech you, my brethren, do not commit this evil.
8 I have two daughters who as yet have not known man: I will bring them out to you and abuse you them as it shall please you, so that you do no evil to these men, because they are come in under the shadow of my roof.
9 But they said: Get thee back thither. And again: Thou camest in, said they, as a stranger was it to be a judge? Therefore we will afflict thee more than them. And they pressed very violently upon Lot and they were even at the point of breaking open the doors.
10 And behold the men put out their hand and drew in Lot unto them and shut the door:
11 And them that were without, they struck with blindness from the least to the greatest, so that they could not find the door.
12 And they said to Lot: Hast thou here ally of thine? Son in law, or sons, or daughters, all that are thine bring them out of this city:
13 For we will destroy this place, because their cry is grown loud before the Lord, who hath sent us to destroy them.
14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons in law that were to have his daughters, and said: Arise: get you out of this place, because the Lord will destroy this city. And he seemed to them to speak as it were in jest.
15 And when it was- morning, the angels pressed him, saying: Arise, take thy wife and the two daughters which thou hast: lest thou also perish in the wickedness of the city.
16 And as he lingered, they took his hand and the hand of his wife and of his two daughters, because the Lord spared him.
17 And they brought him forth and set him without the city and there they spoke to him, saying: Save thy life: look not back, neither stay thou in all the country about but save thyself in the mountain, lest thou be also consumed.
...23 The sun was risen upon the earth and Lot entered into Segor.
24 And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
25 And He destroyed these cities and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities and all things that spring from the earth.
26 And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt.
27 And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord,
28 He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha and the whole land of that country and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace.
29 Now when God destroyed the cities of that country, remembering Abraham, he delivered Lot out of the destruction of the cities wherein he had dwelt.
Genesis 19:1-17, 23-29, Douay-Rheims
24 Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves.
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.
27 And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
Romans 1:24-27, Douay-Rheims
9 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
10 Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Douay-Rheims
10 For fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine,
1 Timothy 1:10, Douay-Rheims
Abortion From the Catechism
2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.
From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life...
2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion.
This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.
Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:
You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.
God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves.
Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.
2272 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense.
The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life.
“A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae,” “by the very commission of the offense,” and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law.
The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy.
Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.
2273 The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation:
“The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority.
These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin.
Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death.”
“The moment a positive law deprives a category of human beings of the protection which civil legislation ought to accord them, the state is denying the equality of all before the law.
When the state does not place its power at the service of the rights of each citizen and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundations of a state based on law are undermined....
As a consequence of the respect and protection which must be ensured for the unborn child from the moment of conception, the law must provide appropriate penal sanctions for every deliberate violation of the child’s rights.”
2274 Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.
Prenatal diagnosis is morally licit, “if it respects the life and integrity of the embryo and the human fetus and is directed toward its safe guarding or healing as an individual....
It is gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent of a death sentence.”
2322 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a “criminal” practice, gravely contrary to the moral law. The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life.
From John Paul
13…It is frequently asserted that contraception, if made safe and available to all, is the most effective remedy against abortion. The Catholic Church is then accused of actually promoting abortion, because she obstinately continues to teach the moral unlawfulness of contraception. When looked at carefully, this objection is clearly unfounded... Indeed, the pro-abortion culture is especially strong precisely where the Church’s teaching on contraception is rejected. Certainly, from the moral point of view contraception and abortion are specifically different evils: the former contradicts the full truth of the sexual act as the proper expression of conjugal love, while the latter destroys the life of a human being; the former is opposed to the virtue of chastity in marriage, the latter is opposed to the virtue of justice and directly violates the divine Commandment “You shall not kill.”
...contraception and abortion ... are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept responsibility in matters of sexuality and they imply a self-centered concept of freedom, which regards procreation as an obstacle to personal fulfilment. The life which could result from a sexual encounter thus becomes an enemy to be avoided at all costs and abortion becomes the only possible decisive response to failed contraception.
The close connection which exists, in mentality, between the practice of contraception and that of abortion is becoming increasingly obvious. It is being demonstrated in an alarming way by the development of chemical products, intrauterine devices and vaccines which, distributed with the same ease as contraceptives, really act as abortifacients in the very early stages of the development of the life of the new human being.
14. The various techniques of artificial reproduction, which would seem to be at the service of life and which are frequently used with this intention, actually open the door to new threats against life. Apart from the fact that they are morally unacceptable, since they separate procreation from the fully human context of the conjugal act, these techniques have a high rate of failure: not just failure in relation to fertilization but with regard to the subsequent development of the embryo, which is exposed to the risk of death, generally within a very short space of time. Furthermore, the number of embryos produced is often greater than that needed for implantation in the woman’s womb, and these so-called “spare embryos” are then destroyed or used for research which, under the pretext of scientific or medical progress, in fact reduces human life to the level of simple “biological material” to be freely disposed of…
58. Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an “unspeakable crime.”
But today, in many people’s consciences, the perception of its gravity has become progressively obscured. The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behaviour and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation of self-deception. ...Especially in the case of abortion there is a widespread use of ambiguous terminology, such as “interruption of pregnancy,” which tends to hide abortion’s true nature and to attenuate its seriousness in public opinion. ...procured abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.
The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth if we recognize that we are dealing with murder... The unborn child is totally entrusted to the protection and care of the woman carrying him or her in the womb. And yet sometimes it is precisely the mother herself who makes the decision and asks for the child to be eliminated and who then goes about having it done.
It is true that the decision to have an abortion is often tragic and painful for the mother, insofar as the decision to rid herself of the fruit of conception is not made for purely selfish reasons or out of convenience but out of a desire to protect certain important values such as her own health or a decent standard of living for the other members of the family. Sometimes it is feared that the child to be born would live in such conditions that it would be better if the birth did not take place. Nevertheless, these reasons and others like them, however serious and tragic, can never justify the deliberate killing of an innocent human being…
60. ...“from the time that the ovum is fertilized, a life is begun which is neither that of the father nor the mother; it is rather the life of a new human being with his own growth. It would never be made human if it were not human already. This has always been clear and ... modern genetic science offers clear confirmation…
61. The texts of Sacred Scripture never address the question of deliberate abortion and so do not directly and specifically condemn it. But they show such great respect for the human being in the mother’s womb that they require as a logical consequence that Gods Commandment “You shall not kill” be extended to the unborn child as well.
Human life is sacred and inviolable at every moment of existence, including the initial phase which precedes birth. All human beings, from their mothers’ womb, belong to God who searches them and knows them, who forms them and knits them together with His own Hands, who gazes on them when they are tiny shapeless embryos and already sees in them the adults of tomorrow whose days are numbered and whose vocation is even now written in the “book of life” (cf. Ps 139: 1, 13-16)...
62. ...In the Church the purpose of the penalty of excommunication is to make an individual fully aware of the gravity of a certain sin and then to foster genuine conversion and repentance.
...I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being...
No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the Law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself and proclaimed by the Church.
63. ...the use of human embryos or fetuses as an object of experimentation constitutes a crime against their dignity as human beings who have a right to the same respect owed to a child once born, just as to every person.
This moral condemnation also regards procedures that exploit living human embryos and fetuses - sometimes specifically “produced” for this purpose by in vitro fertilization - either to be used as “biological material” or as providers of organs or tissue for transplants in the treatment of certain diseases. The killing of innocent human creatures, even if carried out to help others, constitutes an absolutely unacceptable act.
...techniques are used with a eugenic intention which accepts selective abortion in order to prevent the birth of children affected by various types of anomalies. Such an attitude is shameful and utterly reprehensible, since it presumes to measure the value of a human life only within the parameters of “normality” and physical well-being, thus opening the way to legitimizing infanticide and euthanasia as well.
...The Church is close to those married couples who, with great anguish and suffering, willingly accept gravely handicapped children. She is also grateful to all those families which, through adoption, welcome children abandoned by their parents because of disabilities or illnesses….
91. Today an important part of policies which favour life is the issue of population growth. Certainly public authorities have a responsibility to “intervene to orient the demography of the population.” But such interventions must always take into account and respect the primary and inalienable responsibility of married couples and families and cannot employ methods which fail to respect the person and fundamental human rights, beginning with the right to life of every innocent human being. It is therefore morally unacceptable to encourage, let alone impose, the use of methods such as contraception, sterilization and abortion in order to regulate births. ...Solutions must be sought on the global level by establishing a true economy of communion and sharing of goods, in both the national and international order.” This is the only way to respect the dignity of persons and families, as well as the authentic cultural patrimony of peoples….
99…I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of Mercies is ready to give you His Forgiveness and His Peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and His Mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child. With the friendly and expert help and advice of other people and as a result of your own painful experience, you can be among the most eloquent defenders of everyone’s right to life. Through your commitment to life, whether by accepting the birth of other children or by welcoming and caring for those most in need of someone to be close to them, you will become promoters of a new way of looking at human life.
5 Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee…
Jeremiah 1:5, Douay-Rheims
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast protected me from my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee for thou art fearfully magnified: wonderful are thy works and my soul knoweth right well.
15 My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret and my substance in the lower parts of the earth.
16 Thy eyes did see my imperfect being and in thy book all shall be written: days shall be formed and no one in them…
Psalm 138:13-16, Douay-Rheims
From the Catechism
1611 Seeing God’s covenant with Israel in the image of exclusive and faithful married love, the Prophets prepared the Chosen People’s conscience for a deepened understanding of the unity and indissolubility of marriage. The books of Ruth and Tobit bear moving witness to an elevated sense of marriage and to the fidelity and tenderness of spouses. Tradition has always seen in the Song of Solomon a unique expression of human love, a pure reflection of Gods Love - a Love “strong as death” that “many waters cannot quench.”
1613 On the threshold of His public Life Jesus performs His first sign - at His Mother’s request - during a wedding feast. The Church attaches great importance to Jesus’ Presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of Marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth Marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ’s Presence.
1614 In His preaching Jesus unequivocally taught the original meaning of the union of man and woman as the Creator willed it from the beginning. Permission given by Moses to divorce one’s wife was a concession to the hardness of hearts. The matrimonial union of man and woman is indissoluble: God himself has determined it “what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.”
1615 This unequivocal insistence on the indissolubility of the marriage bond may have left some perplexed and could seem to be a demand impossible to realize. However, Jesus has not placed on spouses a burden impossible to bear, or too heavy - heavier than the Law of Moses. By coming to restore the original order of creation disturbed by sin, He Himself gives the Strength and Grace to live Marriage in the new dimension of the Reign of God. It is by following Christ, renouncing themselves and taking up their crosses that spouses will be able to “receive” the original meaning of marriage and live it with the help of Christ. This Grace of Christian Marriage is a fruit of Christ’s Cross, the source of all Christian life.
1616 This is what the Apostle Paul makes clear when he says: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ Loved the Church and gave Himself up for her, that He might sanctify her,” adding at once: “’For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one. This is a great mystery and I mean in reference to Christ and the Church.”
1617 The entire Christian life bears the mark of the spousal love of Christ and the Church. Already Baptism, the entry into the People of God, is a nuptial mystery; it is so to speak the nuptial bath which precedes the wedding feast, the Eucharist. Christian Marriage in its turn becomes an efficacious sign, the Sacrament of the covenant of Christ and the Church. Since it signifies and communicates Grace, Marriage between baptized persons is a true Sacrament of the New Covenant.
1650 Today there are numerous Catholics in many countries who have recourse to civil divorce and contract new civil unions. In fidelity to the Words of Jesus Christ - “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” The Church maintains that a new union cannot be recognized as valid, if the first marriage was. If the divorced are remarried civilly, they find themselves in a situation that objectively contravenes Gods Law. Consequently, they cannot receive Eucharistic communion as long as this situation persists. For the same reason, they cannot exercise certain ecclesial responsibilities. Reconciliation through the Sacrament of Penance can be granted only to those who have repented for having violated the sign of the covenant and of fidelity to Christ and who are committed to living in complete continence.
1664 Unity, indissolubility and openness to fertility are essential to marriage. Polygamy is incompatible with the unity of marriage; divorce separates what God has joined together; the refusal of fertility turns married life away from its “supreme gift,” the child.
2382 The Lord Jesus insisted on the original intention of the Creator who willed that Marriage be indissoluble. He abrogates the accommodations that had slipped into the old Law.
Between the baptized, “a ratified and consummated marriage cannot be dissolved by any human power or for any reason other than death.”
2383 The separation of spouses while maintaining the marriage bond can be legitimate in certain cases provided for by canon law.
If civil divorce remains the only possible way of ensuring certain legal rights, the care of the children, or the protection of inheritance, it can be tolerated and does not constitute a moral offense.
2384 Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law. It claims to break the contract, to which the spouses freely consented, to live with each other till death. Divorce does injury to the covenant of Salvation, of which Sacramental Marriage is the sign. Contracting a new union, even if it is recognized by civil law, adds to the gravity of the rupture: the remarried spouse is then in a situation of public and permanent adultery:
If a husband, separated from his wife, approaches another woman, he is an adulterer because he makes that woman commit adultery and the woman who lives with him is an adulteress, because she has drawn another’s husband to herself.
2385 Divorce is immoral also because it introduces disorder into the family and into society. This disorder brings grave harm to the deserted spouse, to children traumatized by the separation of their parents and often torn between them and because of its contagious effect which makes it truly a plague on society.
2386 It can happen that one of the spouses is the innocent victim of a divorce decreed by civil law; this spouse therefore has not contravened the moral law. There is a considerable difference between a spouse who has sincerely tried to be faithful to the Sacrament of Marriage and is unjustly abandoned and one who through his own grave fault destroys a canonically valid Marriage.
2397 The covenant which spouses have freely entered into entails faithful love. It imposes on them the obligation to keep their marriage indissoluble.
2400 Adultery, divorce, polygamy and free union are grave offences against the dignity of Marriage.
From John Paul
22. The conclusion of Jesus’ conversation with the rich young man is very poignant: “When the young man heard this, he went away sorrowful for he had many possessions” (Matthew 19:22). Not only the rich man but the disciples themselves are taken aback by Jesus’ call to discipleship, the demands of which transcend human aspirations and abilities: “When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, ‘Then who can be saved?’” (Matthew 19:25). But the Master refers them to Gods Power: “With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
In the same chapter of Matthew’s Gospel (19:3-10), Jesus, interpreting the Mosaic Law on Marriage, rejects the right to divorce, appealing to a “beginning” more fundamental and more authoritative than the Law of Moses: God’s original plan for mankind, a plan which man after sin has no longer been able to live up to: “For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives but from the beginning it was not so” (Matthew 19:8). Jesus’ appeal to the “beginning” dismays the disciples, who remark: “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry” (Matthew 19:10). And Jesus, referring specifically to the charism of celibacy “for the Kingdom of Heaven” (Mt 19:12) but stating a general rule, indicates the new and surprising possibility opened up to man by Gods Grace. “He said to them: ‘Not everyone can accept this saying but only those to whom it is given’ “ (Matthew 19:11)…
31 And it hath been said, Whoseoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce.
32 But I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, excepting for the cause of fornication, maketh her to commit adultery and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.
Matthew 5:31-32, Douay-Rheims
3 And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that He who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said:
5 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife and they two shall be in one flesh.
6 Therefore now they are not two but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.
7 They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce and to put away?
8 He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication and shall marry another, committeth adultery and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.
Matthew 19:3-9, Douay-Rheims
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Mark 10:9, Douay-Rheims
18 Every one that putteth away his wife and marrieth another, committeth adultery and he that marrieth her that is put away from her husband, commmitteth adultery.
Luke 16:18, Douay-Rheims
10 But to them that are married, not I but the Lord commandeth, that the wife depart not from her husband.
11 And if she depart, that she remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband. And let not the husband put away his wife.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11, Douay-Rheims
Pilgrimage to Germany, Poland and Czech Republic
A desire to go on pilgrimage
I have always had a desire to go on one of the annual pilgrimages from the House of Prayer, either to Spain or Poland. The one thing that stopped me was travel sickness. Ever since I was little, I can remember being sick while travelling and it has always put me off going long distances by car or bus. It can be quite upsetting as you are conscious of others and what they think, also things like the lingering smell of vomit, either on your person or in the car, not wanting to bother the driver etc. These things are always in my mind when considering a road trip.
The House of Prayer pilgrimages are austere. The trip to the Shrines in Poland consists of travelling by land and sea, driving for hours across Ireland, Scotland, England, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and Poland and all the way back again but I wanted to go anyway.
Thank You, Jesus
This year I decided to put my name down and prayed and asked Jesus to lift my travel sickness so that I could enjoy the trip. Now that the trip is over I can truly say that Jesus answered my prayers and I never once felt ill at all! This is nothing short of a miracle as I have been known to be sick just ten minutes into a journey.
An enjoyable trip
We travelled twelve hours from Amsterdam port to Colditz in Germany, which was a very long stretch but it didn’t bother me at all. I want to thank You, Jesus, for answering my prayers and giving me an enjoyable trip to remember. I did get the flu while in Germany but this I could cope with.
Share my experiences
I want to give a brief account of my pilgrimage journey to share my experiences with others. Being in a minibus with eleven other people can have its ups and downs but I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute of it. We sang, prayed, laughed, joked around, told stories and had times of silence. We did get tired and grumpy a bit but this is natural from being confined to a minibus for hours on end. We all got along so well and this helped enormously and of course, Jesus was with us all the way.
Very well treated
Our first stop was in Colditz, Germany. This is where Saint Nikolaus House of Prayer is and also where we visited Colditz Castle. We visit the castle not only because it is beside the House of Prayer but because it is connected to World War II and gives us an insight into parts of the war that we wouldn’t otherwise see. This castle was used as a Prisoner of War Camp for high ranking officials of allied troops and they were very well treated and cared for. They were never abused or mistreated like the prisoners of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. There were Jewish prisoners here too and there are accounts of them being mistreated and used in slave labour.
Spent planning escapes
Some POW’s were shot while trying to escape but this was the only time they were hurt. They were allowed to order books, put on plays, sing and play music and various other things. They had cells that contained a wardrobe, bed, table and chair. They also used proper toilets. Most of their time was spent planning escapes which many accomplished. Some were captured and brought back, while others died in their attempt to escape. The tour guides have some hilarious stories to tell about the goings on in Colditz Castle.
When you visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland, you see a very different side of the war and how the unwanted, lower ranked people were treated worse than animals.
Venerated the image of Jesus
Leaving Germany, we travelled to Prague in the Czech Republic. This is a beautiful old world style city and here resides the beautiful Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague in all His Glory. The chapel is very small but beautifully decorated. Mass was going on when we entered and we stayed for that. Afterwards we venerated the image of Jesus and I was very touched to be able to be there and look upon the statue of Jesus. Many miracles are attributed to the Infant of Prague. There were many other altars there also including Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Brazil and others that I can’t remember. There were six in all.
We travelled on to Poland to Saint Stainslaus House of Prayer to rest for the next part of our journey, where we stayed for a few nights.
The Black Madonna
In the monastery of Jasna Gora is a beautiful Shrine to Our Lady, beautifully decorated by the people as a token of their love for Her. The Black Madonna of Jasna Gora has been in the town of Czestochowa, Poland, for many years. The people have venerated Her image for centuries and many miracles have been attributed to it. When you visit the chapel, you will see many crutches and walking sticks pinned to the walls and these attest to the cures received by the people. Every morning at 6am, the image is unveiled to the sound of trumpets blasting. It can be quite noisy. Hundreds of people file into the chapel and it gets quite crowed at times, with standing room only. Mass is said every hour, in different languages according to the groups that visit. We heard Mass in English as there was an American group of pilgrims there who had prearranged a Mass to be said for them.
Hundreds of people
What amazed me about Jasna Gora was the amount of people there, hundreds and hundreds of people, especially young people. I saw bus loads of teenagers gathered there, probably on school day trips but it was good to see young children visiting the Shrine. Also there were lots of priests and nuns of various orders, all in their long habits. Some of the habits were unusual with strange veils but it was lovely to see them wearing habits. We stayed here for a couple of nights and then drove to Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II.
Poland’s favourite son
I really liked this town, it had a lovely feel to it. Everywhere we went there were pictures or banners of John Paul and you could tell that the people were really proud of him. He truly is Poland’s favourite son. His home was closed for renovations but we visited a museum dedicated to him. I was so happy to be there and walk down the streets that he walked down. In his writings he always spoke lovingly about his home town.
Residence of Death
Our next stop was Auschwitz Concentration Camp. This is truly a harrowing place; it is like walking on the graves of the dead knowing so many were murdered there and buried there. The prisoners called it the Residence of Death. It is one thing to read about the concentration camp but being there brings into reality what went on as you see for yourself how things were. There are large pictures everywhere of the Jews lined up along the road. You look at the picture and you realise you are standing in the same place they were in and it really hits home how dreadful it all was. I tried to picture in my mind what it must have been like for them, the emotions that must have gone through them; fear, worry, anger, resentment, impending death and mental anguish.
We were shown the houses where they lived. They were similar to cattle sheds as there was nothing in them but rows of bunk beds, three rows high allowing for four or five people to a bed. No tables, no chairs, no wardrobes, not even a toilet. The toilet was a long concrete bench with holes in it, with seating for about fifty people or more. Prisoners could only use the toilet twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening and were given about fifteen seconds to go to the toilet as there were hundreds waiting to go. There was no privacy. It is hard to imagine how it must have been for them.
Difficult to describe
It is difficult to describe this place. You have to go there to experience it. There are displays of thousands of shoes, suitcases, mass amounts of hair, mostly women’s, that was to be used in textiles, baby clothes, combs and hairbrushes, etc. All these belongings were removed from the prisoners when they arrived at the concentration camp as they were stripped of everything, even their dignity.
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
We were shown around the prisoners’ cells and I saw the cell where Saint Maximilian Kolbe was murdered. I never knew it was in Auschwitz that he died. I was really touched to be right there at the place where he died. The cell is locked to prevent people going in. There is a sign to say he died there, with flowers and his uniform. We were not allowed to take any pictures out of respect for him dying there. In many places we were not allowed to take photographs out of respect for the dead.
It was strange being in a place where so many innocent people were killed, their only crime being a Jew or a Gypsy.
The following Sunday I felt the first reading of Scripture for Mass was so appropriate for what happened at Auschwitz.
4 Hear this, you that crush the poor and make the needy of the land to fail,
5 Saying: When will the month be over and we shall sell our wares and the sabbath and we shall open the corn: that we may lessen the measure and increase the sicle and may convey in deceitful balances,
6 That we may possess the needy for money and the poor for a pair of shoes and may sell the refuse of the corn?
7 The Lord hath sworn against the pride of Jacob: surely I will never forget all their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this and every one mourn that dwelleth therein and rise up altogether as a river and be cast out and run down as the river of Egypt? Amos 8: 4-8, Douay-Rheims
A beautiful place
Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow was uplifting after visiting Auschwitz. It is truly a beautiful place, the place where Saint Faustina received Messages from Jesus and where she spent the last years of her life. We visited the chapel where she attended Mass and confessed to her spiritual director and where her tomb and relic is located. Visiting these places makes it all the more real than just reading a book as you get to pray where the Saints prayed and walk where they walked. Also here there were large groups of people, visiting from all over the world, soaking up the Graces that God gives us so freely.
Closer to Jesus
I really enjoyed visiting these places marked out for us by God and I feel Blessed that I was able to go.
Through all of this it has been my heart’s desire to come closer to Jesus through all the places He has brought me to and touched me with. He has given the world so much and yet receives so little in return.
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Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Thursday 5 September
On this Feast Day, we gathered in the Angels’ Conference Room in the morning and Patrick spoke to us. He was teaching us about “crossing the line.” As we journey with Jesus we can find that we reach a point where we feel that we are giving Him all we can but we can go no further, as if we had reached a line that we don’t want to cross because we don’t know what is on the other side of that line and are possibly afraid of what Jesus is going to ask of us. If we cross that line and give ourselves completely to Jesus we will never look back. If we can truly make Him first in our lives then we will receive the Peace that surpasses all understanding and, no matter what comes against us, we will walk through it with Him.
Mother Teresa gave herself completely to Jesus. She listened to His Voice even when it seemed to be getting her into trouble! At the afternoon prayers we reflected on this and sang to God to thank Him for this inspirational lady.
Birthday of Mary Sunday 8 September
On Sunday 8 September, we held our prayers in honour of the Birthday of Our Lady. At the 3pm prayers, we sang ‘Lady of Knock’ and ‘As I kneel before you’ in honour of Mary on Her special day.
A servant shared on her relationship with Our Lady, which was very touching. She explained how Mary had brought her to Her Son, Jesus, and how this is what Our Lady wishes for all Her children, that they be returned to Him.
We ended the prayers by joyfully singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to our Queen of Heaven.
Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross Saturday 14 September
On this Day we celebrated the Feast of The Exaltation of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross as given by Jesus through the two Patricks were read and meditated on at the beginning of the 3pm prayers and this brought a lovely feeling of reverance and awe into the prayers which continued throughout the Day. It is always good to set aside our work and make time simply to be with Jesus in prayer and silence. Thank You, Jesus, for this Day.
Follow Him in Truth
Look deeply at our lives
Jesus often asks us in the Messages of Love to ‘look at the Truth’ or to ‘follow Him in truth.’ We often think we are and do not stop to look deeply at our lives. Jesus repeats many times that we are not following Him in truth or that we are not prepared and so I find it helpful to read over some of the Way of Truth Messages again.
Lies that we tell ourselves
On 19 May 2011, in the Way of Truth Messages, Patrick wrote:
“...The Path of dying to self is first begun by recognising the lies that we tell ourselves. If we do not look within ourselves then we cannot recognise the Truth that Jesus is speaking about...”
We have to look at ourselves to see the Truth not at other people. If we look at others we can often justify ourselves by thinking something is ok because others are doing it! Or we may judge them and feel we are doing better than they are. Our Journey is between us and Jesus and we have to look at our own lives to see if we are following Him.
I have been trying to follow the Way of Truth Messages and put them into practice but I have noticed that some of the things I have offered to Jesus, in trying to die to self, I have fallen back on. There is often a justification for me to do this, e.g. I will lose too much weight if I keep denying myself food or no one else seems to be doing this, I’m being too hard on myself or I will start again tomorrow etc. etc. The things I have fallen back on seem more difficult for me to go back to now. It feels like the world is pulling me back.
The spiritual battle is constant
Sometimes I feel my Journey with Jesus is not moving on. This is because the spiritual battle is constant, we can’t just die to ourselves in a small way, e.g. only the amount that self will allow us to. Jesus said on 29 September 2011:
“...Do not just rely on relinquishing a little. What I ask is that you and My children become Warriors of Love. The more you are determined, the more the darkness dissipates within and the more I will be able to replace it with My Love...”
Take up our cross
So the more sacrifices we make and the more we give to Jesus in dying to self, the more He will be able to fill us and use us. By doing these things we become part of His Army of Love. In Scripture, Jesus tells us that to be a follower of His we must renounce self and take up our cross or we are not worthy of Him.
On 30 September 2011, Patrick was inspired to write:
“...I have found out that half-hearted attempts on this Journey do not work. We must throw our entire selves into it and be willing to look at the Truth. We must be willing to look within ourselves and find out what the blocks are between us and Jesus...”
Disturb our comfort zone
Maybe we don’t want to look at the Truth because we do not want to disturb our comfort zone. If we look at Jesus’ followers’ lives in the Bible, we see that they gave all and risked their lives for Him. This Path may mean that we have to work hard to change our lives to become true followers but Jesus said in the Message on 30 September 2011:
“...I need your hands, your feet and your lips in order to do this Work but you cannot do it if you are carrying the baggage of this world.
You cannot produce good fruit until you have died to the things that hold you back from Me...”
‘Need and not greed’
A good way to look in truth at ourselves is asking do we follow the way of ‘need and not greed?’ If I went to my cupboards and drawers and took out everything I own and then put back only what I really needed I’m sure I would see a big difference.
In Saint Paul’s letter to Timothy, he writes:
7 For we brought nothing into this world and certainly we can carry nothing out.
8 But having food and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content.
9 For they that will become rich, fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.
1 Timothy 6:7-9, Douay-Rheims
Adapt our lives
On 24 September 2011, Jesus asked us to look at the Truth by asking these Questions:
“...Do you feed the hungry?
Do you clothe the naked?
Do you give the thirsty a drink of water?
Have you visited Me in prison?
Do you see Me in your brother when I am in need?
Do you look to Me in truth?
Can you see Me in those that you meet?
Do you truly follow Me?
Do you look to the good of others before yourself?
Do you see what I am showing you in these Words?
Do you know My Path?...”
If we really look at these questions, while spending time in prayer with Jesus, we should be able to see the Truth and then we can begin to adapt our lives in the way Jesus has asked us to.
The Plight of Others Those controlled by greed
A good thing!
In the world we live in today, greed is seen as a good thing! It is not something to be ashamed of or hidden from the attention of others but it is something to be proud of and to boast about. But Jesus said in Scripture that we cannot serve two masters and:
9 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 5:9, Douay-Rheims
Take a person to hell
Also, greed is one of the seven deadly sins, which can take a person to hell, yet the media and the television tell us that it is ok to want to gather up vast wealth that you could never spend in ten lifetimes, while the majority of people in the world go to bed hungry every night and children are dying in their thousands every day from starvation.
Controlled by greed
The governments of this world are controlled by greed - as Jesus said - and they believe the world is over populated. They have a solution to the over population; as Jesus said on Thursday 14 September 2000: “…Look in winter and see that the cold air that rises above the world carries the virus that will wipe out many. Its deadliness does not come from Me but was hatched in hell and given to the greed within countries that wish to curb population.
Wake up! I have Warned you!...” Thursday 14 September 2000, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
Work seven days a week
There are many people in the world, especially the Western World, in so much debt that they are forced to work seven days a week to try and service the repayments to bankers, who should not have lent them the money in the first place. These people are basically slaves, just like the slaves of old. They have no freedom and cannot do what they want but must work continually for a ruthless master, who controls their every waking thought and every working moment is spent trying to work out how to get out of debt. As Jesus said, “…A servant cannot have two masters for you will love one and hate the other. This is why many change My Scriptures and My Laws so that they can say that they are following Me but all the time they are following the lies of lucifer in this world.
Open your hearts, My little ones, and begin to deny self. Remember, “...need and not greed...” is My Way. There are many things that you strive for in this world that you do not need: they are simply greed.
Look at your houses, your cars, your bank accounts, your debts, your lifestyle, how much of this is for Me and how much of it is for greed?..” Friday 14 October 2011
But there are also more subtle forms of financial slavery and greed, which are much more difficult to identify firstly and secondly are extremely difficult to control. Take for example the demands that teenage children make on their parents these days for material goods, such as mobile phones or designer clothes or even cars. The parents feel forced into supplying them with these items even though they can barely afford them and even though they will struggle to keep up with the payments for the next number of years. Again one person’s greed causes another to suffer needlessly.
The luxuries of this world
I will finish with this Message from the Angels:
“…Mankind is so involved with greed, self, that he can no longer see what he is doing; he has allowed lucifer to blind him with the luxuries of this world. Many are not willing to look away from these for their glitter has enchanted them and drawn them by their lure. They have become hypnotised by the glitter that lucifer has placed before them and are no longer willing to follow in the Footsteps of Jesus.
They do not understand that this life upon the earth is but a shadow; it is not true life for true life only begins as the veil of death draws over and New Life begins; a life that is eternal, a life of eternal Joy, a life of Blessed Love.
This earth is only a time of decision-making; a time when you decide whether you want to be in Heaven or not. The decision is yours, children of God. You make this decision by the way that you live your lives upon the earth. If you lead a life of greed and selfishness, then you have no part in the Kingdom of God. It is only those who are willing to give of themselves; those who are willing to think of the good of others; those who are willing to die to themselves and only follow in the Footsteps of our Master, Jesus; those who are willing to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and give the thirsty a drink of water.
You see, my brothers and my sisters, if you are not willing to give of yourself and show love to all that you meet, then how could you be willing to live for eternity in Love. It is only those who have loved all others before themselves that would be willing to enter the Gates of Heaven.
Look always to the Truth and do not see the things of this world, then you shall not get caught up in them. Do not allow the desires of self to enter and you shall be able to fend off the temptations of lucifer, the fallen one. We love you…”
Saturday 28 February 2004
The Wisdom of John Paul II
On the Christian Family in the Modern World
of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II
33. In the field of conjugal morality the church is teacher and mother and acts as such.
As teacher, she never tires of proclaiming the moral norm that must guide the responsible transmission of life. The church is in no way the author or the arbiter of this norm. In obedience to the truth which is Christ, whose image is reflected in the nature and dignity of the human person, the church interprets the moral norm and proposes it to all people of good will without concealing its demands of radicalness and perfection.
As mother, the church is close to the many married couples who find themselves in difficulty over this important point of the moral life: She knows well their situation, which is often very arduous and at times truly tormented by difficulties of every kind, not only individual difficulties but social ones as well; she knows that many couples encounter difficulties not only in the concrete fulfilment of the moral norm but even in understanding its inherent values.
But it is one and the same church that is both teacher and mother. And so the church never ceases to exhort and encourage all to resolve whatever conjugal difficulties may arise without ever falsifying or compromising the truth: She is convinced that there can be no true contradiction between the divine law on transmitting life and that on fostering authentic married love. Accordingly, the concrete pedagogy of the church must always remain linked with her doctrine and never be separated from it. With the same conviction as my predecessor, I therefore repeat: “To diminish in no way the saving teaching of Christ constitutes an eminent form of charity for souls.”
On the other hand, authentic ecclesial pedagogy displays its realism and wisdom only by making a tenacious and courageous effort to create and uphold all the human conditions - psychological, moral and spiritual - indispensable for understanding and living the moral value and norm.
There is no doubt that these conditions must include persistence and patience, humility and strength of mind, filial trust in God and in his grace, and frequent recourse to prayer and to the Sacraments of the Eucharist and of reconciliation. Thus strengthened, Christian husbands and wives will be able to keep alive their awareness of the unique influence that the grace of the sacrament of marriage has on every aspect of married life including, therefore, their sexuality: The gift of the Spirit, accepted and responded to by husband and wife, helps them to live their human sexuality in accordance with God’s plan and as a sign of the unitive and fruitful love of Christ for his church.
But the necessary conditions also include knowledge of the bodily aspect and the body’s rhythms of fertility. Accordingly, every effort must be made to render such knowledge accessible to all married people and also to young adults before marriage through clear, timely and serious instruction and education given by married couples, doctors and experts. Knowledge must then lead to education in self-control: Hence the absolute necessity for the virtue of chastity and for permanent education in it. In the Christian view, chastity by no means signifies rejection of human sexuality or lack of esteem for it: Rather it signifies spiritual energy capable of defending love from the perils of selfishness and aggressiveness, and able to advance it toward its full realization.
With deeply wise and loving intuition, Paul VI was only voicing the experience of many married couples when he wrote in his encyclical: “To dominate instinct by means of one’s reason and free will undoubtedly requires ascetical practices, so that the affective manifestations of conjugal life may observe the correct order, in particular with regard to the observance of periodic continence. Yet this discipline which is proper to the purity of married couples, far from harming conjugal love, rather confers on it a higher human value. It demands continual effort, yet thanks to its beneficent influence husband and wife fully develop their personalities, being enriched with spiritual values. Such discipline bestows upon family life fruits of serenity and peace, and facilitates the solution of other problems; it favors attention for one’s partner, helps both parties to drive out selfishness, the enemy of true love, and deepens their sense of responsibility. By its means, parents acquire the capacity of having a deeper and more efficacious influence on the education of their offspring.”
Continued next month
The Holy Scriptures Romans 3:1-8
1. What advantage then hath the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
2 Much every way. First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them.
The Bible is the very Word of God as inspired through the Holy Spirit. It is on these Words we build our faith and from the promises given in the Old Testament the events of the New Testament have arisen.
3 For what if some of them have not believed? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid.
4 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written, that thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
Even for those without faith and who do not live by faith, God still acts faithfully, still waiting in hope for their souls to return to Him and for them to change their ways and turn their hearts towards Him.
5 But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath?
6 (I speak according to man.) God forbid: otherwise how shall God judge this world?
God is just and cannot ever accept untruth.
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto His glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner?
The Truthfulness of God shows up our sins for what they really are and in this way we can see His Glory more clearly. Even in His great Mercy however God cannot be expected to overlook our sinful acts.
8 And not rather (as we are slandered and as some affirm that we say) let us do evil, that there may come good? Whose damnation is just.
It is no good our going to Confession and then not making a sincere effort to change our ways, so we just keep on confessing the same sins. We should not just carry on regardless in our bad habits and wait till a later time to repent our sins. This is the sin of presumption. Yes, God will repeatedly Forgive our transgressions but we should not take this for granted, which is just throwing Gods Mercy back in His Face. His Mercy does not imply we should just carry on sinning and not try to improve our degree of understanding and knowledge of what our true obligations are. Anyone who thinks this is what the Catholic Church teaches is very mistaken. We shall all be held to account, based not just on the things we have done but our failure to help others when need arose and to show them mercy ourselves.
We need to take positive steps towards God, such as prayer and good works, in order to live better lives so we will not be condemned as sinners.
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