Before addressing the extremely important (and rarely noted) lesson in the parable of today’s Gospel, a few notes.
First, I’d like my readers to sleep soundly Tuesday night, so I should emphasize that, in my last post, I was not (and am not) predicting calamity for this upcoming Wednesday (11/18). I was (and am) simply noting that November 18, 2020 will, in fact, be a horrendous anniversary, and we should mark it with fervent prayer beseeching the Divine Mercy upon this world.
On the other hand, we should be sure to remain vigilant, as it certainly would be unsurprising if the Chastisements were to burst forth upon the world very, very soon. When I wrote my post on Sudden Destruction (quoting Thessalonians) on Monday of last week, I had no idea that the Scripture reading for the upcoming weekend’s Mass (today, that is) would be precisely that. Noteworthy as well is the fact that this Wednesday, November 18th, is not only the 100th anniversary of legal abortion, it is also the 17th anniversary of same-sex “marriage” first becoming legal in the U.S. (via the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling on Goodridge vs. Department of Public Health), and it is the 42nd anniversary of the largest “mass suicide” in history: the Jonestown Massacre. (I added the quotation marks due to the fact that in some aspects it was more like a mass homicide.) And how fitting for these anniversaries to so align: suicide is precisely what modern society is engaging in through legalizing same-sex “marriage” and abortion. For not only are these things guaranteed to themselves destroy any society that adopts them, they also happen to constitute two of the four sins that we know, from Scripture, cry out to God for vengeance. November 18th (in 1974) was also the day that the Church came down particularly strongly against any sort of legalization of abortion. Quite a day, November 18th.
Now remember, your calling is to engage in the battle God is calling you to, and have absolutely no fear. Do you remain in a state of grace, go to confession, go to Mass, love and forgive all, do works of mercy, pray the Rosary, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and strive to Live in the Divine Will? If so, you needn’t have the slightest anxiety regarding what is coming. Even if you live in a small apartment with young children in the middle of a big city, you are nevertheless– by these aforementioned efforts– infinitely more safe than is a billionaire living in an underground bunker in the middle of nowhere.
“Courage, My daughter-courage is of souls resolute to do good. They are imperturbable under any storm; and while they hear the roaring of the thunders and lightnings to the point of trembling, and remain under the pouring rain that pours over them, they use the water to be washed and come out more beautiful; and heedless of the storm, they are more than ever resolute and courageous in not moving from the good they have started. “ – Jesus to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. April 16, 1931
From Daniel O’Connor: I’d like to share some brief updates to my last post (Sudden Destruction, from November 9th). Full article HERE.
First: Divine Justice & 100 Years of Legal Abortion
As I mentioned in my webcast with Mark Mallett in August (31 minute mark), and which Fr. Heilman noted last month, legal abortion began exactly 100 years ago in the USSR. If you are inclined to suppose that God will tolerate much more than a century of the gravest institutionalized evil in history, think again. Ponder how God has dealt with evil societies in the past and remember that Marcionism (which supposes that the God “of the Old Testament” is different than the God “of the New Testament”) is a formally condemned heresy. Remember as well, in accordance with Leo XIII’s famous vision, that Satan was given 100 years to roam the earth with greater power than ever before. Many theories have been given as to when that 100 year reign began; the moment abortion was first legalized seems now to perhaps be the strongest contender.
But as I also mentioned in my last post, I found conflicting information when I was doing my research back in August; some sources indicating that abortion was first legalized in October 1920, others November 1920, and neither giving an exact date. Well, it turns out abortion was actually first legalized on November 18, 1920. So we are now exactly one week away from the exact 100 year anniversary of legal abortion, which, in turn, has since slaughtered over a billion children. No other genocide comes even close. Let us beg God’s Mercy — especially through praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Hours of the Passion— upon this world, particularly in these days leading up to to November 18th; for that day will be the most tragic 100th anniversary in world history.
Second: The “Katechon,” which restrains the power of the Antichrist
In my post, I brought up how Vigano also recently referred to Trump as this very Katechon restraining the “mystery of iniquity” that St. Paul warned us of in II Thessalonians. But I should have pointed out that it may well be that the Katechon being referred to in Luz’s message is not Trump at all. I do not know what exactly Luz is referring to, but we should consider the possibility that it is actually some other secular force (perhaps in Europe) who is active in holding back the power of the Antichrist, preventing him from instituting his plans. We should also consider that it may be Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. I am sure that the Antichrist, whoever he is (but I’ll again assure you it’s not Pope Francis!), is terrified of Benedict and knows that if he tries to formally and explicitly institute the Great Apostasy in all its hideousness right now, Benedict will oppose it too strongly. We should be especially on guard for the imminent arrival of the Antichrist, therefore, when Benedict dies.
Third: Gisella Cardia’s last message
Gisella’s message from yesterday sounds to me like one last cry from Our Lord, begging us to listen to Him, begging us to see the Signs of the Times (so as to spiritually prepare and engage in the Great Battle for souls that He is enlisting us for) before these signs themselves become so extreme that those who have hitherto preferred scoffing will find breathing itself difficult. But those who have listened and responded have nothing to fear. So choose wisely while one can still choose.
My brothers and sisters, thank you for being here with joy in your heart: how much faith I see in your hearts. Please, why are you not listening to the most important messenger in the universe, My Mother, She who with Her love does everything to protect her children in this world of confusion? Please be in silence, prayer and contemplation: do not talk. Did you want to see the signs of the end times? The signs have arrived and you still do not believe; you have been told that apostasy would enter the Church because of proud, selfish theologians, and this has happened, overturning the words of my Gospel. I told you about famines, plague and diseases that would come, and you still do not believe. I told you that the noise of war would be heard: here it is, everything has already been revealed in the Bible— state against state, governments against governments, men against men, you are afraid of each other, they have taken away your freedom and still you do not believe. Oh, how much faith will I find on My return? And yet, how many trials can be overcome by you with faith and by praying the Holy Rosary. My children, trust and entrust yourselves [to Me] and I will always be beside you; follow in My footsteps and take My hand and I will be with you every day until the end. Now I bless you one by one, in the name of the Father, in My name and in the Holy Spirit, Amen.
And here I am, finding myself pressing the “publish” button for this post on the 11th minute, of the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.
Indeed we now stand at the 11th hour.
Are you among those observing from the sidelines — perhaps out of curiosity, perhaps out of fear — wondering what to do with yourself? Thinking, perhaps, that it is too late in the game to make a life change? Think again. You can still come to the Vineyard of the Lord and He will welcome you with open arms. Perhaps you will even far outshine those who have long labored in the vineyard. But truly, this admonition applies to us all; observers and laborers alike — for each of us no doubt has some level of holiness, higher still than the one we now occupy, which we have neglected to rise to. Rise to it now, dear Christian. It is not too late!
“And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing; and he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’”And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius. And on receiving it they grumbled at the householder, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what belongs to you, and go; I choose to give to this last as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?‘ So the last will be first, and the first last.”
Long have I observed the signs of the times, ever mindful that immediately before the Chastisements arrive, we would need to see the Scriptural prophecy in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 fulfilled. Only this week have I felt the fulfillment might truly be at hand, for it appears we may this very moment be seeing precisely that:
“When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape. “
The following conversation with Jesus is taken from St. Faustina’s diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, n. 1488:
Jesus: I am pleased with your efforts, O soul aspiring for perfection, but why do I see you so often sad and depressed? Tell Me, My child, what is the meaning of this sadness, and what is its cause?
Soul: Lord, the reason for my sadness is that, in spite of my sincere resolutions, I fall again into the same faults. I make resolutions in the morning, but in the evening I see how much I have departed from them.
Jesus: You see, My child, what you are of yourself. The cause of your falls is that you rely too much upon yourself and too little on Me. But let this not sadden you so much. You are dealing with the God of mercy, which your misery cannot exhaust. Remember, I did not allot only a certain number of pardons.
Soul: Yes, I know all that, but great temptations assail me, and various doubts awaken within me and, moreover, everything irritates and discourages me.
Jesus: My child, know that the greatest obstacles to holiness are discouragement and an exaggerated anxiety. These will deprive you of the ability to practice virtue. All temptations united together ought not disturb your interior peace, not even momentarily. Sensitiveness and discouragement are the fruits of self-love. You should not become discouraged, but strive to make My love reign in place of your self-love. Have confidence, My child. Do not lose heart in coming for pardon, for I am always ready to forgive you. As often as you beg for it, you glorify My mercy.
Soul: I understand what is the better thing to do, what pleases You more, but I encounter great obstacles in acting on this understanding.
Jesus: My child, life on earth is a struggle indeed; a great struggle for My kingdom. But fear not, because you are not alone. I am always supporting you, so lean on Me as you struggle, fearing nothing. Take the vessel of trust and draw from the fountain of life—for yourself, but also for other souls, especially such as are distrustful of My goodness.
Soul: O Lord, I feel my heart being filled with Your love and the rays of Your mercy and love piercing my soul. I go, Lord, at Your command. I go to conquer souls. Sustained by Your grace, I am ready to follow You, Lord, not only to Tabor, but also to Calvary. I desire to lead souls to the fount of Your mercy so that the splendor of Your mercy may be reflected in all souls, and the home of our Father be filled to overflowing. And when the enemy begins to attack me, I shall take refuge behind the shield of Your mercy.
Today’s Responsorial Psalm (90): In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
From n. 1578:
Jesus: Let souls who are striving for perfection particularly adore My mercy, because the abundance of graces which I grant them flows from My mercy. I desire that these souls distinguish themselves by boundless trust in My mercy. I myself will attend to the sanctification of such souls. I will provide them with everything they will need to attain sanctity. The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is-trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them. I rejoice that they ask for much, because it is My desire to give much, very much. On the other hand, I am sad when souls ask for little, when they narrow their hearts.
From n. 327:
Jesus: I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: “Jesus, I trust in You.”
Note from a reader: I just wanted to share about the Worldwide Public Consecration to the Divine Will that Frances Hogan will be leading on 8/15 in case you are not aware. All children of the Divine Will are invited/encouraged to participate.
Just a reminder that all weekday School of Mary at Mary’s Hill Contemplative Divine Will Cenacles may be joined live as well as viewing the archived recordings of previous cenacles by visiting our website at queenofthedivinewill.org and selecting the page entitled: “Events/Programming Calendar”. Link provided below: https://www.queenofthedivinewill.org/events-calendar/
For more information or to register for this live stream presentation contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Mary Invocation Oh Mary, Mother of mercy, Queen of the Divine Will, please teach us to love Jesus and live in the spirit of our vocation more and more, the spirit of faith, hope and love, the spirit of obedience and of loving the Holy Will of God, the spirit of chastity, poverty and humility, the spirit of mercy and apostolic zeal for the salvation of souls, especially those whom the boundless mercy of Your Divine Son has entrusted to us. Amen Fiat Voluntas Tua sicut in Caelo et in Terra
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I recorded a welcome video for you on my computer, but at the very same time the new website went live, my computer utterly cratered. No surprise there. So, I grabbed my cellphone and made this quick video for all of my dear readers here at The Now Word. As for me, I will continue to write you with a renewed sense of urgency while making contributions to CountdowntotheKingdom.com.