“That’s right folks, the Facebook executive currently blocking all of the negative evidence of Hunter and Joe Biden’s corrupt activity in Ukraine is the same person who was coordinating the corrupt activity between the Biden family payoffs and Ukraine.”
Today is the Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the traditional calendar. Today is the 330th anniversary of her death.
Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary, and requested three primary things from her:
To promote the reality of His physical, human, Sacred Heart
To establish the First Friday devotion
To establish the Feast of the Sacred Heart
Who was St. Margaret Mary? She was a cloistered nun in far rural France in the 17th Century. How do you think she reacted when tasked with her mission? Do you suppose she through up her arms, thinking it surely impossible that someone like her could be in a position to accomplish these things? How on earth was she supposed to create and spread a worldwide devotion from her tiny cell at the cloister in the 1680s? Can you imagine her saying, “But Lord, it’s too much. But, how? Why me? Boohoohoo.”
Except that’s not how people with faith, hope, and love react to seemingly unsolvable situations. This is especially true if one knows that the desired outcome, nay, the INEVITABLE outcome, is directly willed by God Almighty, who can do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, and use anyone He pleases to accomplish the task.
Act, and God will act.
From a letter of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin:
« We must know the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge »
It seems to me that our Lord’s earnest desire to have his Sacred Heart honored in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the sacred heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.
From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly. The first is the stream of mercy for sinners; it pours into their hearts sentiments of contrition and repentance. The second is the stream of charity which helps all in need and especially aids those seeking perfection to find the means of surmounting their difficulties. From the third stream flow love and light for the benefit of his friends who have attained perfection; these he wishes to unite to himself so that they may share his knowledge and commandments and, in their individual ways, devote themselves wholly to advancing his glory.
This divine heart is an abyss of all blessings, and into it the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need.
Therefore, you must unite yourselves to the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, both at the beginning of your conversion in order to obtain proper dispositions, and at its end in order to make reparation. Are you making no progress in prayer? Then you need only offer God the prayers which the Savior has poured out for us in the sacrament of the altar. Offer God his fervent love in reparation for your sluggishness. In the course of every activity pray as follows: “My God, I do this or I endure that in the heart of your Son and according to his holy counsels. I offer it to you in reparation for anything blameworthy or imperfect in my actions.” Continue to do this in every circumstance of life. And every time that some punishment, affliction or injustice comes your way, say to yourself: “Accept this as sent to you by the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ in order to unite yourself to him.”
But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him.
The seasonal flu, after a rather high peak in February (week 6 or 7), for some strange reason, I can’t quite put my finger on it, crashed like the 1929 stock market and went to zero by Week 13 (the last week of March). In the span of six weeks, the regular flu magically went from a 30% positive test rate to ZERO. Does everyone remember what was happening in March?
Look at that light purple line, folks. Zero people got the flu since March. Not 4%, or 2%, zero. It’s never happened before. ZERO. It’s almost as if a nu flu came along with nearly identical symptoms and all the cases got coded to the nu flu because the hospitals had some incentive to do so.
Is an 8 year old capable of making surgical decisions to permanently mutilate her body? Sleepy Joe thinks so. He’s never heard of a tomboy, apparently. He’s never heard that childhood gender dysphoria is nearly always remedied at puberty. The rational implications for this line of thinking are… madness.
Watch the video, then scroll down for what comes next.
Now if an 8 year old is capable of making a lifelong decision such as this, involving heavy drugs and multiple surgeries, which produces an exceedingly high percentage of bad outcomes and suicides, then how much more is he or she capable of consenting to harmless casual sex?
See how this works? These people really are this sick, and our society really is this far gone. It makes you wonder if what’s left is even worth fighting for.
St Teresa of Avila struggled with prayer for many years. She would go to spend an hour at chapel and find herself shaking the hourglass after 15 minutes. Eventually she got it, through grace, and was richly rewarded. Keep Christ at the center, and all else follows. Make time for petition, certainly, but don’t forget thanksgiving and adoration. For that matter, stillness and listening; stop doing all the talking, He already knows what you need. Happy feast!
“If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. And I clearly see that if we expect to please him and receive an abundance of his graces, God desires that these graces must come to us from the hands of Christ, through his most sacred humanity, in which God takes delight.
“Many, many times I have perceived this through experience. The Lord has told it to me. I have definitely seen that we must enter by this gate if we wish his Sovereign Majesty to reveal to us great and hidden mysteries. A person should desire no other path, even if he is at the summit of contemplation; on this road he walks safely. All blessings come to us through our Lord. He will teach us, for in beholding his life we find that he is the best example.
“What more do we desire from such a good friend at our side? Unlike our friends in the world, he will never abandon us when we are troubled or distressed. Blessed is the one who truly loves him and always keeps him near. Let us consider the glorious Saint Paul: it seems that no other name fell from his lips than that of Jesus, because the name of Jesus was fixed and embedded in his heart. Once I had come to understand this truth, I carefully considered the lives of some of the saints, the great contemplatives, and found that they took no other path: Francis, Anthony of Padua, Bernard, Catherine of Siena. A person must walk along this path in freedom, placing himself in God’s hands. If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly.
“Whenever we think of Christ we should recall the love that led him to bestow on us so many graces and favours, and also the great love God showed in giving us in Christ a pledge of his love; for love calls for love in return. Let us strive to keep this always before our eyes and to rouse ourselves to love him. For if at some time the Lord should grant us the grace of impressing his love on our hearts, all will become easy for us and we shall accomplish great things quickly and without effort.“
Eddie Van Halen passed away last week. I was a big fan back in the day, so I had to write something. We can’t know the state of Eddie’s soul, and I realize it probably isn’t good, but we are allowed to pray that somehow he made it.
He was famous for his guitar work, or course, but he also played piano and organ/synth, overdubbing almost every song in the studio, with drums and bass coming later. I provide a delightful example below.
The original band with David Lee Roth at lead vocals came roaring out of the gate outrageously in 1978. They had been signed by the label as much for their showmanship as for the music. Alas, this became somewhat tiresome toward the end, IMHO, and the last album with this lineup, 1984, is pure garbage oversynth pop. I can’t even listen to it. Opinions may vary.
The band came back two years later with Sammy Hagar up front, and a new sound, which sits much better in my ear to this day. The synth was back in check, and eventually gave way to more piano and straight organ to accompany the always excellent guitar. The song I present here is off the third album with this lineup, and is one of my favorites. It is notable for the “cold open” piano solo that transitions from soft melody into a hard blitz mixed with guitar licks. Lyrics finally kick in at 1:18, followed by some soaring organ at 1:38. Remember, the guitar, piano, organ… that’s all Eddie.
I do hope there are some prelates reading this RIGHT NOW who might consider the lyrics and do something RIGHT NOW about the Bergoglian Antipapacy. This one goes out to Pope Benedict XVI, the one and only living pope RIGHT NOW, and since April 2005.
Don’t want to wait ’til tomorrow Why put it off another day One more walk through the problem Built up, and stand in our way
One step ahead, one step behind Now you gotta run to get even Make future plans, don’t dream about yesterday, C’mon turn, turn this thing around
Right now, It’s your tomorrow Right now, It’s everything Right now, Catch a magic moment, do it Right here and now It means everything
“If men knew what eternity is, they would do everything to amend their lives.” -St. Jacinta
The Miracle of the Sun took place 103 years ago today, as foretold and promised by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. She had previously revealed the vision of Hell – the fact that it’s a real place and that real people are in it (First Secret), the need for reparation and the means by which we are to pursue it (Second Secret), and… the vision of the Bishop in White, which is part of the still not fully revealed Third Secret.
“Make sacrifices for sinners, and say often, especially while making a sacrifice: O Jesus, this is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” As Our Lady spoke these words she opened her hands once more, as had during the two previous months. The rays of light seemed to penetrate the earth, and we saw as it were a sea of fire. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now following back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. (it must have been this sight which caused me to cry out, as people say they heard me do). The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repellent likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and transparent like burning coals. HERE
Sister Lucia later commented that this vision was so terrifying, she believed she would have died on the spot had Mary not previously assured the children their place in Heaven.
Terrified and as if to plead for succor, we looked up at Our Lady, who said to us, so kindly and so sadly:
“You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. It is to save them that God wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If you do what I tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace.
“This war will end, but if men do not refrain from offending God, another and more terrible war will begin during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night that is lit by a strange and unknown light [this occurred on January 28, 1938], you will know it is the sign God gives you that He is about to punish the world with war and with hunger, and by the persecution of the Church and the Holy Father.
“To prevent this, I shall come to the world to ask that Russia be consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, and I shall ask that on the First Saturday of every month Communions of reparation be made in atonement for the sins-of the world. If my wishes are fulfilled, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, then Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, bringing new wars and persecution of the Church; the good will be martyred and the Holy Father will have much to suffer; certain nations will be annihilated. But in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and the world will enjoy a period of peace. In Portugal the faith will always be preserved…”
Here we have the establishment of devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the prophesy of WWII, the desired consecration of Russia, the First Saturdays, etc.
About the “certain nations will be annihilated”… does everyone understand the magnitude of baby murder? We really need to stop using the word abortion… 1.5 Billion babies murdered worldwide just since 1980. That’s the same number of total people who were alive on the planet when this prophesy was made in 1917.
Now the Third Secret we know factually is still being partially concealed by the Vatican. No time to go into the particulars, but you can do your own research. Here is part of the portion which has been revealed:
And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in white; ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross, he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.
“We had the impression it was the Holy Father.” It just doesn’t make any sense that Lucia would add that qualifier, does it? Those in the Vatican, when parsing the true and complete Third Secret, which must be absolutely horrific, thought that this passage was not particularly relevant, or in any case surely harmless to release to the public. In 1917, or 1960, or 2000, who would have thought twice about a (singular) bishop in white, or the possibility of their being more than one? As in, “a bishop in white, who maybe was NOT the Holy Father.” And the mirror… if you watch someone pass in front of a mirror, what do you see? You see the true person, and you see a mirror image of the true person… an inversion/reverse of the true.
Pope Benedict knows the real Third Secret. Everything going on in the Church and the world is bound up in it.