The following article information is from Daniel O’Connor’s recent blog post which can be found here at Daniel O’Connor’s Website.All photo and text credits: Daniel O’Connor.
This is No Time for Retreat: Dare not Underestimate the Power of Your Witness
…the power of your witness only grows ever stronger with each passing moment that brings us closer to the long-prophesied Great Events, and each new day presents an ever more urgent call to boldly proclaim the Faith. I am genuinely convinced of this, and I implore you to test out my thesis yourself. You will find it vindicated.
I’d like to share just a few experiences I’ve recently had with God’s utterly gratuitous outpouring of grace through my own meager efforts — efforts that all the faithful are easily capable of — in hopes of inspiring you to do likewise.
Another Relevant Article by Mark Mallet…. from his website here on November 11, 2019.
A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God! (Yesterday’s First Reading)
YOU have given your fiat to God. You have given your “yes” to Our Lady. But many of you are no doubt asking, “Now what?” And that’s okay. It’s the same question Matthew asked when he left his collection tables; it is the same question Andrew and Simon wondered as they left their fishing nets; it’s the same question Saul (Paul) pondered as he sat there stunned and blinded by the sudden revelation that Jesus was calling him, a murderer, to be His witness to the Gospel. Jesus eventually answered those questions, as He will yours.
If you are only giving your “yes” to God right now, then you are akin to those in Christ’s parable of the workers who entered the vineyard at the last hour of the day, but were paid the same wage as those who had laboured all day. That is, Jesus will give you the same Gift as those who have been preparing for it for decades, which of course, may not seem fair. But, says the vineyard Owner:
Am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous? (Matthew 20:15)
God’s ways are not our ways — “his knowledge is beyond scrutiny,” says today’s First Mass reading. And He has His reasons. Even though St. Paul was not among the Twelve who gave up everything and followed Jesus for three years, he became one of the greatest Apostles. Why? Because the one who is shown the greatest mercy is often the one who “has shown great love” in return.Click here to continue reading Mark Mallett’s post
ON THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
UNTIL now (meaning, for the past fourteen years of this apostolate), I have placed these writings “out there” for anyone to read, which will remain the case. But now, I believe what I am writing, and will write in the days ahead, are intended for a small group of souls. What do I mean? I will let Our Lord speak for himself:
All are invited to join my special fighting force. The coming of my Kingdom must be your only purpose in life. My words will reach a multitude of souls. Trust! I will help all of you in a miraculous way. Do not love comfort. Do not be cowards. Do not wait. Confront the Storm to save souls. Give yourself to the work. If you do nothing, you abandon the earth to Satan and to sin. Open your eyes and see all the dangers that claim victims and threaten your own souls. —Jesus to Elizabeth Kindelmann, The Flame of Love, pg. 34, published by Children of the Father Foundation; Imprimatur Archbishop Charles Chaput
Jesus is Coming! At the head of this special fighting force preparing the way is Our Lady. The group is small because few respond to her call; the band is paltry because few accept the conditions; the force is tiny because few confront the storm in their own souls much less the Storm spreading over the world. They are often those who reject the “signs of the times”…
Request of Our Heavenly Mother for the Hour of Grace:
To be started from 12 noon until 1 p.m. (one full hour of prayer);
During this hour the person making the Hour of Grace either at home or in a church must put away all distractions;
Begin the Hour of Grace by praying three times the 51st Psalm (below) with outstretched arms;
The rest of the Hour of Grace may be spent in silent communication with God, adoring the Sacred Host, meditating upon the Passion of Jesus, saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in your own way or by using favorite prayers, singing hymns, etc.
History: During the period of November 24 1946 to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times.
On the first appearance the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierina She wanted to be known as the Mystical Rose and that an hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known through all Italy, and the entire world.
It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing Her Thanksgiving after Holy Communion when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the Blessed Mother as the Mystical Rose.
Sister was so deeply moved by the stunning beauty of Our Lady that she began talking to Her. All of a sudden a gentle force made her kneel down in front of Our Lady. The Blessed Mother spoke these words. “My Son is so greatly offended by the sins of impurity. He is already planning to send the deluge upon the people, for their destruction, but I have asked Him to show mercy, and not send the destruction. So that is why I have appeared, to ask for penance and atonement for the sins of impurity.”….. FINISH READING ARTICLE HERE.
In his post, Daniel O’Connor, a 2019 speaker at the Divine Will Conference at Mystical Rose Gardens, writes about the recent events in Rome, particularly, the tossing of the Amazonian idols into the Tiber. Please click HERE to read his whole post.
Daniel O’Connor (one of the guest speakers at the 2019 Divine Will Conference at Mystical Rose Gardens) has a new book coming out Sept 14th, called The Crown of History. It will be available on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XBHG7GZ But you can preorder now…
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Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene, O.C.D. has this to say about the will and love:
“There is a sensible love and there is a love of the will. Sensible love consists in a feeling that draws us affectionately toward someone and makes us experience pleasure in that person’s company or in the remembrance of the same. Love of the will consists in wishing a person well, by free choice and determination of our will. When afterwards this love takes full possession of the soul, then it wants to belong to the person loved and deliberately to consecrate its entire life to that person.”
Which is true love?
He continues, “Love of the will, because the will is what is most personal in us. Our liberty resides in the will, and it is precisely with this That we give ourselves to God. For this reason He asks of man exactly the ‘gift of his will.’ It is in this full consecration to God that the total giving of self on the part of a human being consists.” (P.5 from Little Catechism of the Life of Prayer)
As we continue to call on the Divine Will to move in us, to act in us, we can see how it begins and ends in love, true love. The masters of prayer, Carmelites and others, knew this life of prayer was about a radical love; a magnanimity of the soul that wants God above all else.
If we are having difficulty in whatever stage of living in the Divine Will, let us ask Him to give us generous hearts!