Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
The messages of Fatima and Akita are very similar and when Pope Benedict was Cardinal Ratzinger, he said so when asked. The below messages are a reminder for us to pray the Rosary and do Reparation during these trying times in the Church and in the world. I have highlighted the prayer which Our Lady had asked Sr. Sasagawa to pray...may we pray it daily as well. Also, there is a video below of Sr. Sasagawa giving us Our Lady's stern warning.
May Our Lady pray for us and the entire world!!
Below info is taken from an article written by John Ata on the EWTN website....
The Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Akita, Japan,
to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa
The extraordinary events began on June 12, 1973, when Sr. Agnes saw brilliant mysterious rays emanate suddenly from the tabernacle. The same thing happened on each of the two days that followed.
On June 28, 1973, a cross-shaped wound appeared on the inside left hand of Sr. Agnes. It bled profusely and caused her much pain. On July 6, Sr. Agnes heard a voice coming from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the chapel where she was praying. The statue was carved from a single block of wood from a Katsura tree and is three feet tall. On the same day, a few of the sisters noticed drops of blood flowing from the statue's right hand. On four occasions, this act of blood flow repeated itself. The wound in the statue's hand remained until September 29, when it disappeared. On September 29, the day the wound on the statue disappeared, the sisters noticed the statue had now begun to "sweat", especially on the forehead and neck. On August 3, Sr. Agnes received a second message. On October 13, she received a final third message.
Two years later on January 4, 1975, the statue of the Blessed Virgin began to weep. It continued to weep at intervals for the next 6 years and eight months. It wept on 101 occasions.
The Messages to Sr. Agnes
July 6, 1973
"My daughter, my novice, you have obeyed me well in abandoning all to follow me. Is the infirmity of your ears painful? Your deafness will be healed, be sure. Does the wound of your hand cause you to suffer? Pray in reparation for the sins of men. Each person in this community is my irreplaceable daughter. Do you say well the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist? Then, let us pray it together."
"Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in Holy Eucharist, I consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with Your Heart, being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world and giving praise to the Father pleading for the coming of His Kingdom."
"Please receive this humble offering of myself. Use me as You will for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls."
"Most holy Mother of God, never let me be separated from Your Divine Son. Please defend and protect me as Your Special Child. Amen."
When the prayer was finished, the Heavenly Voice said: "Pray very much for the Pope, Bishops, and Priests. Since your Baptism you have always prayed faithfully for them. Continue to pray very much...very much. Tell your superior all that passed today and obey him in everything that he will tell you. He has asked that you pray with fervor."
August 3, 1973
"My daughter, my novice, do you love the Lord? If you love the Lord, listen to what I have to say to you."
"It is very important...You will convey it to your superior."
"Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with my Son, for souls who will repair by their suffering and their poverty for the sinners and ingrates.
"In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With my Son I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger. I desire this also from your community...that it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men.
Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of its meaning; put it into practice; offer in reparation (whatever God may send) for sins. Let each one endeavor, according to capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord."
"Even in a secular institute prayer is necessary. Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered together. Without attaching to much attention to the form, be faithful and fervent in prayer to console the Master."
After a silence:
"Is what you think in your heart true? Are you truly decided to become the rejected stone? My novice, you who wish to belong without reserve to the Lord, to become the spouse worthy of the Spouse, make your vows knowing that you must be fastened to the Cross with three nails. These three nails are poverty, chastity, and obedience. Of the three, obedience is the foundation. In total abandon, let yourself be led by your superior. He will know how to understand you and to direct you."
October 13, 1973
"My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior."
After a short silence:
"As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests."
"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
"The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them"
"With courage, speak to your superior. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparation."
Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
Blessed Easter Thursday! I thought I would write on this topic today because it seems to be escalating and we as Traditional Catholics need to be aware....we are Satan's enemy #1.....In case anyone is wondering why....well.....read on!
First, we UNDERSTAND and know that the Latin Mass is the Mass of All Ages. It was the Mass that the saints of old attended. It is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. The infiltrators that came in decades ago to Rome wanted to dismantle God's Church and the best way to do that is by TRYING to get rid of the Holy Mass. If we were to study Catholic Church history....we would see that the attack on the Mass is nothing new. Satan knows its value and his minions will follow and listen to his deceits.
Second, we are also faithful to the 10 Commandments; to Scripture. The Protestants can scream that they are the faithful ones to Scripture, but many of their prominent denominations have succumbed to agreeing to birth control, abortion, same sex marriages and transgenderism. These beliefs are against Holy Scripture. Solid traditional Catholics will not budge on these. They will remain faithful and only by God's grace!
Third, traditionalists, by God's grace, do not buy propaganda. They use faith and reason to make their judgements. The polls show that essentially, for more than 80 years seven out of every ten Americans were members of some religious body. Then, in 2000, the bottom fell out. Why?? Since 2000, the percentage of Americans who are members of a religious institution has dropped from 70% to 47%, and the decline shows no sign of slowing down. Another recent poll showed that only 39% of Americans said that religion was “very important” to them, down from 62% who said it was “very important” to them back in 1998. The Catholic Church is not immune to this decline; in fact, it’s one of the hardest hit religions. Since 2000, there’s been a 41.5% decrease in infant baptisms. (Two of my own six grandchildren are not baptized). WHY? Read on...
First, before we talk about the revealed corruption; as a traditional Catholic, we need to address the concern of Archbishop Marcel Lefebrve about the NEW MASS. He stated, "If anyone is going to attended these New Masses; they will be at risk of losing their Faith". HE WAS RIGHT....proof is found in the present day statistics. OK.... now for the scandals and propaganda.....
In 2002 there were revelations of widespread sexual abuse among Catholic clergy and a massive coverup of that abuse by the bishops of the Church. These revelations understandably sent shockwaves throughout the Catholic Church. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the Catholic Church in this country carried huge moral weight in the eyes of most Americans. The unveiling of deep corruption in the Church, which suggested that many of the Church’s leaders did not act as if they themselves believed in God, undermined that exalted status of the Church, but it also called into question the value of religion in general. If the leaders of the largest religion in the country (and the world) don’t believe in God, why should anyone?
This opened the door to the leading atheist speakers of the world to influence the doubters to their faith. Harris, Dawkins, and Hitchens became household names, leading the charge of the new atheists. The premise of the new Atheism was essentially this: We all see how horrible religion is, so we should look to the source: a belief in God. And we don’t have to believe in God anymore because science has disproved His existence. All we need to do is believe in what we can understand through our senses: the material world.
The immense success of these new atheists was fostered by a fourth and final major factor in the decline of religion: the rise of social media on the Internet. The first decade of this century saw the creation of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other social media giants. This burgeoning technology recreated the social landscape of America, and it also allowed the evangelists of the new atheism to spread their message far and wide.
In the time before the Internet, atheism existed of course, but was unable to spread virally. Most major media institutions in the 1950’s, for example, would not allow atheism to be promoted in any way (while it did allow someone like Bishop Fulton Sheen to promote Catholicism!). Of course, beginning in the 1960’s anti-religious sentiment grew stronger in the media, but it still rarely directly attacked religion. The Internet, however, was a breeding ground for evangelical atheism. Anyone who has spent even a little time on a site like Reddit knows it is swarming with young, aggressive atheists who love to attack religion at any opportunity. Whereas in earlier times atheism was usually restricted to urban areas like San Francisco or New York, by the early 2000’s with the Internet and charismatic New Atheist leaders like Harris, Dawkins, and Hitchens, anti-religious fervor could spread like wildfire, and it did.
Also today, the hostile attacks on a Christian society are coming from the “new Barbarians”: Collectivists, Marxists, the Communist Party USA, atheists, the pro-choice movement, the feminist movement, homosexuals and government. Today it is the followers of Mohammed who are attacking the people of the Cross globally and in America.
There is a coalition within America that is anti-Catholic, anti-Christian and anti-Semitic. Their tactics and strategy are to diminish the role of religion by removing God from the public square. As that has happened in America we now have Collectivists, atheists, abortionists, homosexuals (some of whom are practicing witchcraft) and the U.S. government taking positions and implementing policies which are anti-Catholic, anti-Christian and anti-Semitic.
The American way of life that we know and love has led to great happiness and prosperity both in the homeland and throughout the Western world. A way of life that insures life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as guaranteed by United States Constitution. A way of life that celebrates life over death. A way of life that insures salvation and the return of the Kingdom of God to this earth.
Satan and his minions are trying to dismantle that and our governments and our churches, including our pope, are working toward a one world totalitarian order of communism.
May we pick up our rosaries as Our Lady has asked us to do. She came many decades ago to warn us of this day. May we pray for her intercession and for the Reign of Her Immaculate Heart so that Jesus may reign in the hearts of ALL men.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary....pray for us!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
I have steered clear of worldly events for most of Lent to keep focused on our spiritual health. This issue spoken of in the below video is CRITICAL to our nation's health and well being.
We are in a world war and have been for awhile. Again, we are back to the fact that Our Lady of Fatima warned that communism would spread throughout the ENTIRE world. We are almost there. It is EVERYWHERE but the silencing and persecuting of those who do NOT follow the political line is mild at the moment but it looks like we are months away from full blown arrests and silencing of those who do not fall in line with their agenda.
The push of the transgender ideology is to get us to completely dismantle our society. This group is being weaponized to dismantle Chrisianity. We need to pray and push back on this ideology. The talk below has a few clips of examples of how this is coming to fruition in this nation.
May our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us. Continue to pray for our nation, our families, our children. God bless!!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
Blessed Easter to all! Easter brings tremendous hope...which is greatly needed today when there is so much to cause feelings of hopelessness as we see a world in chaos. May the following words and link below of Bishop Sheen shed some light in a dark world...Blessed Easter to all!!
"His enemies remembered that He had said that He would rise again, but they were certain He would not. They were afraid that the Apostles would come and steal away the Body and then say He had risen. Guarding against such deceit, they went to Pilate, asking him to set a watch of soldiers about the tomb for three days, in addition to which they would attach their own official seal to the stone before the entrance. Pilate acceded to their request. Then the Evangelist Matthew fittingly closed his Gospel with the most ironic sentence in literature: “And they departing made the sepulcher sure.” The seal was placed on the sepulcher, and a great stone was rolled in front of the door. His enemies took every precaution against fraud, but could take none against Divinity. As they made their way down Calvary’s hill, such thoughts as these ran through their minds: “Now, His fishermen can go back to their nets and their boats; their Kingdom is a mockery! As for their Master, His Heart was so pierced that blood and water came from it. Our vigilance and that of the soldiers will not permit any one to steal away the Body. He who said He had life in abundance is now dead; He Who said He could summon twelve legions of angels to His assistance now is cold as death; He Who said He could raise up a child of Abraham from a stone is now buried under stone. The Impostor is dead! How wonderfully effective is a Roman death! Nothing can survive a Crucifixion! He will never rise again!
Is that true? Can one rise from the dead? Does not the very fact that He was born in a stranger’s cave and buried in a stranger’s grave prove that human birth and death are equally foreign to Him? Look about at nature. Is not the springtime the Easter Day of the Good Friday of winter? Has not all death within itself the germs of life? Does not the “falling rain bud the greenery”? Does not the falling acorn bud the tree? Why should all creation rise from the dead and not the Redeemer of creation? Therefore – The God of creation rose on that first Easter morn!
(Taken from "The Divine Romance" by Bishop Sheen, 1931)
Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
Good Friday is such a mystery! We still have trouble understanding suffering – even after the cross. Many forget the words of Jesus to his disciples: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matt. 16:24
A few years back, I had posted these words of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. He would constantly repeat words related to the scars of Christ and how we too are called to the same in order to receive the victory. Below are paraphrased words taken from a talk he did in the 1940’s on his radio show (The Catholic Hour dated April 21, 1946 when he was a Monsignor; just when WW2 had ended). Now that we are at threat of a full blown World War 3, these words are very relevant for our day. May we find courage and strength with these words as we face the suffering that lies ahead for us.
"What do the scars of Jesus teach us? They teach us that life is a struggle: that our condition of a final resurrection is exactly the same as His; that unless there is a cross in our lives, there will never be an empty tomb; unless there is a Good Friday, there will never be an Easter Sunday; unless there is a crown of thorns, there will never be the halo of light; and unless we suffer with Him, we shall not rise with Him.
The scars are not only reminders that life is a warfare, but they are also pledges of victory in that war. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 By this, He means that He has overcome evil in principle. Evil will never be able to be stronger than it was on that particular day, for the worst thing that evil can do is not to ruin cities and to wage wars and to drop atomic bombs against the good and the living. The worst thing that evil can do is to kill God. Having been defeated in that, in its strongest moment, when evil wore its greatest armor, evil can never be victorious again!
Jesus’ scars and His victory over evil do not give us immunity from: pain, sorrow, disappointments, crucifixion and death. What He offers is not immunity from evil in the physical world, but immunity from sin in our souls. The final conquest of physical evil will come in the resurrection of the just. What He does teach us is to bear the worst this life has to offer with courage and serenity and to regard all of its trials as a share in His own Passion which will transfigure some of life’s greatest pains into the richest gains of the spiritual life.
With St. Paul, we can cry out: “Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation: Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or Persecution? Or the sword….but in all these things we overcome because of Him that hath loved us! For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things to come, nor might, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus Our Lord” Romans 8:35-39
If He, our Leader, wore scars, then must we His soldiers be prepared on the day of the great Judgement when He comes to judge the living and the dead, to show Him the scars we won in His Cause and in His Name. To each of us He will say, “Show Me your hands and your side.” Woe then unto us who come down Calvary with hands unscarred and white without blood!"
May we not complain or drag our cross. May we embrace it for His sake and for the sake of the Church which is suffering today like no other time in history and consequently we are losing many souls to Hell. May we fight the good fight and keep hope for a final victory. This life is short and the next eternal – May we all not squander grace!
May Our Lady of Sorrows, Mother of God and Mother of us all – pray for us and guide us to the Cross. May we remember that without Mary we will not make it to the foot of the Cross. May we not run in fear like so many before us but stand bravely with Her under the foot of the Cross like St. John and St. Mary Magdalen.
"We adore O Christ and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross You have Redeemed the world!
God bless your Good Friday with many graces!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
We are now entering into what the Church calls “the holy triduum”. These are the three days with all of its mysteries that we have been preparing for all of Lent. It is here! How fast time flies – it is a reminder of how fleeting life truly is and how our entire lives should be one big Lent preparing for our own life, death and resurrection. In the liturgical rites of Holy Thursday, the Church helps us to relive the last parting hours of our sweet Jesus in the Upper Room, the hours of great love and importance in giving us Himself in the Holy Eucharist, the great gift of the priesthood and at last -- his agony in the garden before He is arrested. I do not cover them in this article – in that order.
This is one of my favorite days of the year as it shows Jesus’ immense love for us and it also reveals, quite pathetically, mankind’s lack of appreciation and love as well. Notice, that on Easter Sunday, it is packed with people – everyone wants Easter Sunday but no one wants to stay up on Holy Thursday till midnight and be with Him “for one hour”. It is usually a handful of people.
I was privileged to read as a teenager, St. Alphonsus’ great works of “The Glories of Mary” and “The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ". I realized Jesus wants us to be with Him at this time on Holy Thursday evening. (St. Margaret Mary honored every Thursday night of the entire year with Reparation) Since then, by the grace of God, I have honored this time from the Holy Mass till Midnight on Holy Thursday – to be with Jesus in His agony – to pray with Him. If we were truly lovers of our Lord and Master, we would all be there on Holy Thursday not only at the service but during the time of Adoration between the Mass and Midnight, when Our Lord is in His Agony in the Garden. His own apostles fell asleep and one of his apostles betrayed him. It is the time when His entire Passion and Death are presented to Him and He views all of our sins and sees how little His sufferings would help poor mankind for the sole reason ------ they will reject and spurn His love. He suffered enough to save us all – but MANY will be lost for the sole reason – MANY will REJECT HIS LOVE! Don’t you want to be with Jesus at this moment? Don’t you want to console His aching Sacred Heart? There is no measure of time with God. We can be like St. Mary Magdalen and offer our constant love and adoration. We can be like St. John and tend to the sorrows of Our Lady all the way to the cross. We can be like St. Veronica who wipes His face by offering our love and reparation as He Himself asked for in the Golden Arrow Prayer. And most of all, we can be imitators of our dear Queen and Mother who was always present to Jesus with Her prayers.
Another great gift is the gift of the Holy Eucharist which also demands our reparation as we have learned at the apparitions of Fatima. Jesus gives of Himself, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. He did not have to do this. He gives Himself in an unbloody way at Mass but does He suffer any less?? NO – absolutely NOT. He makes Himself vulnerable – as a little white host FOR CENTURIES – to be loved yes by some but He is subjected to MANY MANY SACRILEGES by priest and people alike! We all know what those are – I do not want to list them here. May we pray the Fatima Reparation Prayers today especially! May we pray them always to console the Hearts of Jesus and Mary! (These can be found on this website)
Finally, we cannot forget the great gift of the priesthood. Today more than any time in history is the priesthood scorned, mocked and scandalized! POOR POOR JESUS!! We have many Judases and for those dear priests who are faithful – they are suffering as Our Lord and Master. If we all knew what a priest truly is – we would have greater reverence and we would encourage our boys to beg Jesus to call them there and to at least offer their lives and to ask if it truly is God’s Will for them – but no – Satan has caused such havoc to the priesthood that many would never dare recommend this to their sons. POOR POOR JESUS!
What is a priest? A priest walks in “persona Christi” – he is another Christ! He brings us Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. He brings us the sacraments that we all need – Baptism, Penance, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders and Extreme Unction. Without a priest we would not have Jesus truly present in the Eucharist – they are inseparable!
There are many things to be upset about that came about during the Second Vatican Council but this is truly despicable – the loss of love for the priesthood. To raise the people up and to lower the priest was intentional by the ecclesiastical Freemasons who infiltrated the Church. Look at the New Mass and the loss of vocations and try to tell me differently.
In conclusion – we need to make Reparation, Reparation, Reparation! May we spend time today with our sweet Jesus in His Agony in the Garden. May we watch with open eyes and open hearts to the sacrileges that have caused such sadness to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. May we offer ourselves, as the saints of old to love Him with our whole heart, mind and soul!
My God, My God, how I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament! Thank you Jesus for Your love for us – we are sorry for lack of love in return. Give us the grace to love You always and then do with us as You will.
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Mother of priests – 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!