Be In Moments

Look at this flower. Has anyone ever looked at a flower and pictured God creating a flower? I really looked at the Peonies today that I have in my house and I said to God, “You did this for me. You did this so I would look over and see these beautiful peonies because You love me so much and you want to see me so happy. You tell me, that when I smile, you are overjoyed. I could die right now, happy.” 🤗🤗

The next time that you see a flower, especially your favorite flower, take a really good look at it, because when God created the world, He saw you and He saw what it is that you were going to love, so that flower that you are looking at, was created just for you. Let’s appreciate the gift that God has given to us, because as we look around, we are living now. Look at the flowers, thank God for the scenery on the journey.

Heavens Masterpieces

Our Lady comes from Heaven to live inside each one of us. She brings us to Her Son.

Our Lady will lead each one of us, if we choose, to prepare us, in a special way to communicate with Her Son.

Our Lady is the Changer Of Hearts, She is the Golden Thread that sews within each one of us, with us, the magnificent embroidery that is our life’s masterpiece, to present to God at the end of our mortal journey.

Heaven displays these masterpieces. Each masterpiece is different, some were made on parchment paper, some on fabrics, others on steel. No matter what was used as a basis, each foundation was built on a yes.

Prayer,

Yes Jesus, I want your Mother to lead me in a special relationship that brings me even closer to You. I entrust Your Mother to lead me to Heaven. Amen.

This is the Art Of Heaven and we are all called to create our own.

He Left To Remain In Their Nothingness

“Did you ever stop to think that God never had to create you? Never! Millions of possible human beings whom God saw when He created you, He left to remain in their nothingness, and they might have worshipped Him a thousand times better than you will ever worship Him. They might have been higher, holier, far more interesting. But He did not create them. There was some nameless thing about you, which attracted Him. It was you with your single, unmated soul, which in the calmness of His Eternal Wisdom and love drew Him to create you. This is our faith.

And the love that you took you out of nothingness in the yesteryears has not abandoned you. He out of nothing this in the yesteryears has not abandoned you. He did not turn you into this world and leave you here on your own to sink or swim. That love has enveloped you and sustained you every moment since then, and it is enveloping you and sustaining you now.”

From the book: Reflections with Father Leo Clifford

Sister Saint-Pierre

For our final considerations, we will discuss how Sister Saint-Pierre served as a precursor and foundation to Our Lady’s visitations at Fatima. For the sake of brevity, we limit our focus to three points.

First: Our Lord [to Sister Saint-Pierre] and Our Lady of Fatima both warned of the need for prayer and penance for the salvation of souls.

Our Lord showed Sister Saint-Pierre “the multitude of souls falling into Hell “and told her to “pray -fervently” for their conversion. He gave her the Golden Arrow prayer, pledging it as a “torrent of grace” for sinners.

Likewise, Our Lady of Fatima showed the children the vision of Hell. Likewise, Our Lady of Fatima showed the children the vision of Hell. She then said: “You have seen Hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.”

From the book: Revelations Of The Holy Face Of Jesus by John Vennari

Holding On

Being different is hard, especially in the world we live in today. Being different when you are still not sure of your own reality, is a little bit harder.

“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” -St. Jerome

Saint Jerome said it perfectly, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” For some who were not raised in a traditional Roman Catholic household, it is understandable why family and friends scratch their head when they see a family member who is completely opposite from them – the one who is traditionally seen as the black sheep of the family.

Being different, but being different in a way that should be a good thing, is becoming rear.

 “But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Are you different from your family? Did you ever feel like there was something wrong with you because you didn’t fit in to what their perception of you should be?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, know that there are many black sheep’s in your grazing meadow. You are not alone, even though you may feel that you are at times. It will be during these times that you will find God, and if you already know God, you will have a deeper understanding of God. Not every step back, every grievance, every tear that you have had means that you have a bad hand in life.

God will use these setbacks to fulfill His Vision for your life.

Smoke Of Satan

Bella Dodd’s prediction also coincides with the violent wave that hit the Church in the 1960s, due to the progressivism and ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council, which continues to disfigure our religion to this hour. For these and other reasons, I think we may consider Our Lord’s revelations on Reparation to the Holy Face as a veiled prophecy of the present crisis of Faith. And practicing this devotion, I believe, is a special means of making reparation to Our Lord for the outrages He suffers in our time. It might, perhaps, even give us special graces to be faithful unto death to the traditional teaching and practice in the Church during this period of – in the words of Fatima’s Sister Lucy – “diabolic disorientation” of the upper hierarchy. And even if this devotion does not give us these graces automatically, we can certainly ask for them in our prayers to the Holy Face. Our Lord has given us great hope in one of the Nine Promises:

“Nothing that you ask in making this offering [of His Holy Face] will be refused to you.”

To cap off this section on the present crisis in the Church, there is one last quotation from Our Lord of special relevance.

On February 13, 1848, in one of the final messages given to Sister Saint-Pierre, Our Lord made the urgent plea: “The Church is threatened by a fearful tempest, pray, pray!”

The writers at the time interpreted this as a prediction of the suffering the Church underwent during the 19th Century revolutions in France and Italy. But in light of the above considerations, this prediction seems to apply even more to the ongoing crisis of Faith since the Second Vatican Council. Because indeed, the Church is now going through a “fearful tempest.”

Even Pope Paul VI had to admit in 1972 that “the smoke of satan has entered the Church of God.”

Tragically, everything in the Church has become even more disfigured since Paul VI uttered these terrifying words.

From the book: The Revelations Of The Holy Face Of Jesus

Anything Is Possible

These arms must appear on our banners and at all costs we must keep this rule as regards our house, our clothes, our speech, and (which is much more important) our thoughts. So long as this is done, there need be no fear, with the help of God, that religious observances in this house will decline, for, as Saint Claire said, the walls of poverty are very strong. It was with these walls she said, and with those of humility, that she wished to surround her convents, and assuredly, if the rule of poverty is truly kept, both chastity and all the other virtues are fortified much better than by the most sumptuous edifices. Have a care to this, for the love of God; and this I beg of you by His Blood.

From the book: The Way Of Perfection

Saint Teresa of Avila