As I read through the comments of others, I can readily understand the disappointment with the present pope. I would like to point out a few things that might show the forest - that is, a view from above the trees to bring some hope into the present. First of all, I believe many if not most of you will recall the vision of Pope Leo XIII in 1884, who was knocked to the floor of the Vatican after saying Mass. If you DON'T know about it, then briefly, he saw a vision of the devil speaking to God. In it, the devil said that he could destroy the Church if given the time (the 20th Century) and the power. The Lord said, you have the time and the power. After this time, the Pope understood that the power of Satan would be broken. From this vision came the prayer to St. Michael, said after all the low Masses until around 1962. You can research this on your own for a more complete explanation. The bottom line here, to me anyways, is that with each passing day, we are further removed from the 20th century, and the devil's power is on the wane whether it is apparent to us or not. I would also like to point out that Fatima, Garabandal (which has not been approved OR condemned) and Akita all point to a dramatic change being brought about by God in the very near future. My few paragraphs here cannot possibly explain what all was included here, but your own research, including testimonies on Youtube, can fill in the admittedly large gaps. Finally, Pope Francis to his credit HAS encouraged the recitation of the Rosary, and on this point I'd like to make a recommendation to all Catholics or others of good will who do or would say the Rosary. It has to do with the Idea, in military terms, of a force multiplier. If you become enrolled in The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, as advocated by St. Louis de Montfort, your rosaries will be joined with those all the other members, living or deceased. As St. Louis points out, by the law of community prayer, if an individual says a Rosary, it is but one Rosary. However, if joined with a group, each member receives the benefits of prayer as there are members in the group. It's an exponential power, meaning if two prayer together, each receives the the benefit of two rosaries, and four TOTAL are presented before the throne. If ten, then each receives 10 individually, while the group has sent on 100 Rosaries. The bottom line is, if you are registered in the Confraternity, for Each Rosary you pray, you give MILLIONS and receive the BENEFITS from MILLIONS of Rosaries each time you pray. Even if you are a lurker from another denomination, you understand the principle of “where two or three are gathered in My name”, so that group prayer and praise is much, much more efficacious than one individual's. As Catholics, we have the awesome gift, and perhaps a duty, to take advantage of this awesome power of praying the Most Holy Rosary as members of the Confraternity. In this way, we light a candle, and many candles at that, instead of cursing the darkness. "My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6 Vade retro satana! Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, thy kingdom come!
I've read in a book
several times that the power of Satan (the fear of death) was defeated by Jesus on the Cross. That event preceded the vision of Pope Leo XIII
by about 1,850 years .
Apostasy and tribulation will grow as in birth pangs until Jesus returns. This world is in a state of decay and is dying.
Was Mary crucified for you?
posted on 08/08/2013 11:19:40 AM PDT
(Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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