Today is Saturday AND the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Both are given to Our Lady and it is beautiful this year that this feast falls on a Saturday. This indeed is a sad time for the Church. The satanic plan of the infiltrators and the blueprint of destruction "Alta Vendita" is all coming to fruition. Is this the sad reason for the smiles we see in the Vatican. Sick to say but it can mean no other. Pope Francis has not responded to our pleas for explanation of his heresies EVER and he is not responding in a proper way to this scandal that is rocking the Church. One priest rightly called this a greater crisis than Martin Luther's break from the Church in starting Protestantism. This has been the cry of the faithful who knew their faith way back in the 1960's and wanted no part in the Second Vatican Council or the "New" Mass; but at that time, they were told to be ignored by the Hierarchy as being schismatics (for wanting Tradition). The fruits of Modernism and the Freemasonic infiltration to destroy the Church are coming to a head. Only God knows what will come next. In the meantime - what do we do? We certainly do not just sit back and watch. We need to make reparation like it has never been done before. We need to seek and do Holy Hours, Latin Masses and many many Rosaries! And we need to keep company with the sorrowful Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We need to turn to them and consecrate this mess and all of our families and lives to these two Hearts which beat as one for the love of God and the salvation of souls. We live with confidence that in the end - "The Immaculate Heart of Mary will Triumph!" She told us so - we can be sure of it! God is God and He has already won but we need to help Him win souls!! Live in anticipation of the glorious hour of victory OVER Satan!
In the 4th Chapter of "The City of God – The Incarnation" by Mother Mary Agreda, Our Lady has stated in the instructions these following words:
“When I turned from the consideration of this most liberal condescension of the Most High, to the perception and understanding of the foolish hard-heartedness of the sinners, my soul was pierced with an arrow of mortal anguish – which remained for life. Many times the Most High in order to heal the affliction and consternation of my heart in this sorrow, sought to console me by saying, “Accept Thou, my Spouse, the gifts which the blind and ignorant world in its unworthiness despises and is incapable of receiving and understanding.”
"Be now my companion in the sorrow which I suffered and which is so little noticed by the living. In order to imitate me, you must deny yourself, forget yourself entirely and crown your heart with the thorns of sorrow at the behavior of mortals."
"Weep in seeing them laugh at their eternal damnation, for such weeping is the most legitimate occupation of the true sorrow of my Most Holy Son."
And from the Sacred Heart of Jesus we have the words from Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary:
“And He showed me that it was His great desire of being loved by men and of withdrawing them from the path of ruin into which Satan hurls such crowds of them, that made Him form the design of manifesting His Heart to men, with all the treasures of love, of mercy, of grace, of sanctification and salvation which it contains, in order that those who desire to render Him and procure for Him all the honor and love possible, might themselves be abundantly enriched with those divine treasures of which this Heart is the source. He should be honored under the figure of this Heart of flesh, and its image should be exposed…He promised me that wherever this image should be exposed with a view to showing It special honor, He would pour forth His blessings and graces. This devotion was the last effort of His love that He would grant to men in these latter ages, in order to withdraw them from the empire of Satan which He desired to destroy, and thus to introduce them into the sweet liberty of the rule of His love, which He wished to restore in the hearts of all those who should embrace this devotion.”
“O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we adore You profoundly. We offer You the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the offenses, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we beg the conversion of poor sinners.”
We are all feeling the affects of the latest news in the Church and we wonder how this could be happening on such a grand scale. Of course, you can look at my previous posts under "Talks" to see my many articles on the infiltration of the Freemasons which we were warned about by the Popes since the early 1800's. During these times, we need to not despair nor slacken in our faith or love for God. We can not do this without Mary which is why St. Louis deMontfort stated that in the end times it will only be those who call upon Mary that will remain faithful to God. As stated in other talks, only those in the company of Mary had the courage to be at the foot of the cross - the others ran in fear.
The talk below is taken from the TFP website which they used the words of Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira who was so devoted to Our Lady and should be canonized a saint. We do not need him canonized - he is a great saint whom we can turn to during these critical times of the Church. Below are his paraphrased words...
"Although we receive the necessary graces for our salvation, we still need special graces to persevere. This is because the process of the decadence of a soul generally follows a pattern. First, one commits acts of ingratitude that cause a retraction of grace. This causes the person in the state of grace to deteriorate slowly and stand in need of exceptional graces. When graces dwindle, one goes from one abuse to the next, until eventually falling into mortal sin.
Devotion to Our Lady is crucial in obtaining the necessary graces to save the soul from this process. We need an intercessor who supplements this gap with requests for additional graces, so that we might have sufficient graces for our salvation.
Our Lady obtains for us the graces necessary to attain salvation. The mere fact that we are devoted to her makes us pleasing to God Who is thus predisposed to answer our requests. However, human nature is so weak that we often abuse grace to such an extent that it is difficult to find those who practice sufficient fidelity to save themselves without Our Lady’s intervention.
One might ask if this means that Our Lady is not the Mediatrix of all graces, but only of extraordinary graces. No, she also obtains the minimum of essential graces for us. However, our malice serves to demonstrate that we cannot persevere in the spiritual life without her full support.
Imagine a friend who is in a “state of grace,” so to speak, in relation to you. In other words, he is a friend who depends completely on your kindness, and generally acts correctly toward you. However, although this friend does not commit grave faults against you, he nevertheless constantly commits small faults such as lack of courtesy, respect or affection. Of course, to the degree that he insists upon doing this, you gradually withdraw your friendship from him. If he commits a grave fault, it is understandable that you severe your relationship with him.
This is a bit like the image of a sinner who, without losing the state of grace, almost inevitably, falls into mortal sin at a certain moment. To prevent this fall, the intercession of Our Lady is greatly needed. It is not only greatly needed, but indispensable since after a mortal sin, a person has no claim to obtain forgiveness. Even if he were to repent, it is doubtful that God would give Heaven to a person in this state of soul without subjecting him to grave trials as a punishment for his attitude.
He Who Has Not Mary for His Mother Has Not God for His Father
Some people suppose that death comes as an accident, a disaster outside the ways of Providence, and that God has nothing to do with death. Man walks along the ways of the spiritual life as he so pleases, and then all of a sudden death comes and interrupts God’s plans and the development of his soul. In fact, it is nothing like this at all. No hair drops from our head without God allowing it. Everything is proportional to the orientation of our spiritual life. In fact, the moment of our death is perfectly chosen with regard to our sins and merits. Without an intercessor with the merits of Our Lady, it would be impossible to remain in the state of grace.
Imagine that a friend commits several small faults toward you, but nothing atrocious. All of a sudden he shows up asking you for a gift. Would you be ready and willing to give it? Depending on the situation, you might refuse any request on his part.
Our spiritual life is not a plateau next to an abyss. It is an inclined ramp, in the middle of which is a line that separates the state of grace from mortal sin. When someone is on the upper part of this ramp, he can go down without falling into mortal sin. When a person on the upper part of the ramp commits an infidelity, God normally diminishes His graces; and with the dwindling of grace a person can fall into such a state of destitution as to be reduced to strictly indispensable grace. When one says that venial sin leads to mortal sin, it does not mean that man lacks the sufficient grace not to fall, but that he all too often does not correspond to grace and thus falls. Human nature has a very strong penchant to abuse grace. However, in each concrete case, man has the will to react. Man can only obtain all the necessary and opportune graces not to fall however, if he has recourse to Our Lady. And that is why we need Our Lady."
The preceding text is adapted from a lecture given by Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira. It has been translated and edited for publication without his revision by the TFP.
Let us pray for ourselves, our families, our friends and our Church - especially those priests who are very far from God. May we consecrate all of them to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and pray for their repentance and return - including our Pope.
Our Lady - Mediatrix of all Graces - pray for us!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!