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And Sheen continues…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on February 16, 2018

God Love You!

It is about time we abandoned the idea that man becomes better because he lives in time.

Time often makes things worse as well as better. Time makes “good apples” into “bad apples”, and young people into old people…

Moral progress is NOT automatic; if we do not go up by an effort of [the] WILL, we WILL GO DOWN.

There are no plains in the spiritual life; we are either going up hill or are coming down. We are not the same spiritually this year as we were the last; we are either better or worse.

If we think we are the same, we are worse because we ought to be better;

“I am showing you the way by which you need to go… Apostles of my love, the world is in much need of your arms raised towards Heaven… Much humility and purity of heart are needed. Have TRUST in my Son and know that you can always be better.” Message to Mirjana, June 2, 2017, in part, emphasis added.

time has created an obligation.

“…I am calling you to prayer. Pray for those who do not know Jesus; for those who do not know the Love of God; pray against sin; pray for those who are consecrated; pray for the Church…My children, BE READY. THIS TIME IS A TURNING POINT. That is why I am calling you anew to FAITH and HOPE.” Ibid; emphasis added.

There are no shortcuts to spirituality; pain and purification go hand in hand, for sin cannot be easily discarded. Love feeds on crosses and sacrifices.

“In a special way I am imploring you to pray for priests and for all the consecrated, that they may love Jesus still more fervently, that the Holy Spirit may fill their hearts with JOY; that they may witness Heaven and Heavenly mysteries. Many souls are in sin, because there are not those who sacrifice themselves and pray for their conversion.” Message to Marjia, Sept 25, 2017, in part, emphasis added.

When one gets down to rock bottom, one soon discovers that the reason why most of us do not come to God is NOT because we are ignorant, but because we are bad or self-centered.

This absence of humility and sacrificial love stands like a wall between the soul and God…

…and when it hears the Divine Command to renounce itself, it pleads to the Lord as did the man who bought a farm, “Have me excused, O Lord.”

It costs something to come to God, as it costs God something to come to us. Some complain; when a trial comes, they rebel; when temptation assaults, they surrender. Indeed, the service of Our Lord is a yoke, as He said, but a yoke that is sweet and the burden light:

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. ~Mt 11:30.

We have the purchase price of inner JOY in our hands, in the agony and misery and boredom and [weariness] of our hearts.

But like the child before a store window with a penny in his hand and the delirious vision of the candy within, he misses the delirium of the sweets because he refuses to give up the coin.

We cannot have both the coin and the candy, our self-will and peace of the soul, our sinful pleasures and the JOY of UNION with God.

[Are you ready for a radical approach to evangelizing?]

It is our studied belief that many weary souls in the world today would come to God, if we presented the faith to them, the hard way instead of the easy way, that is by an appeal to self-sacrifice.

There is a greater readiness for sacrifice on the part of modern mind, that even the members of Christ’s Mystical Body perceive. Perhaps, some of us shrink from that appeal, not because we fear they would not understand it, but because we are not sufficiently mortified ourselves.

We would be surprised at their favorable reaction, if we showed them the pressed Hands and Feet of Christ and asked: “How did They get that way?”

Yea…a company of evildoers encircle me; they have pierced my hands and my feet – I can count all my bones – they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots. ~Ps 22:16-18

To be continued…


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We NOW PREPARE for Lent…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on February 7, 2018

Prepare your hearts for the coming of the LORD...

Prepare your hearts for the coming of the LORD…

When I first wrote these posts back in… gosh! I think it was in 2014??? Whenever it was, I never thought I would be writing something so timely and necessary for the time we are NOW in.  

With Medjugorje now taking on an approved status –

Medjugorje is becoming the center of attention even more these days as the Vatican has recently permitted “official” pilgrimages to the apparition site. As well, a report of the papal Commission studying Medjugorje was leaked to the press revealing not only that the first apparitions are deemed supernatural, but that there is a fairly positive outlook on the remaining…” ~Mark Mallett, Becoming An Ark of God

It is more than necessary to view this Lent differently, significantly different.

This is our time to PREPARE!  Prepare for what? 


The Great Culling of this past century through war, genocide, abortion and euthanasia has saturated the soil with the blood of innocents and brought humanity once again to a decisive and “apocalyptic” hour.

This struggle [of the “culture of life” vs. the “culture of death”] parallels the apocalyptic combat described in [Rev 11:19-12:1-6, 10 on the battle between” the woman clothed with the sun” and the “dragon”]. Death battles against Life: a “culture of death” seeks to impose itself on our desire to live, and live to the full… —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Cherry Creek State Park Homily, Denver, Colorado, 1993;

Intrinsically linked to this culling is The Great Poisoning whereby the greed of man has used “the field” of the earth to his altruistic advantage. And thus, at this hour, Our Lord and Our Lady have called forth messengers all over the world to summon the “Noah’s”—all those whom God finds favor with—to enter the The Great Ark. And who does God find favor with? Anyone who trusts in His mercy, in His Word, and lives accordingly:

Without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) ~Mark Mallett, And So, It Comes

These are not ordinary times. NO! These are EXTRAORDINARY TIMES!


Be not afraid! Jesus we TRUST in you!

St Peter offers us the following for the days in which we now find ourselves:

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you… For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God [laity and clergy alike; and those who do not yet know/believe in God]?… But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His GLORY is revealed. 1 Peter 4:12, 17, 13

Because we KNOW that…

Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.  The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of His Messiah come in the flesh. ~CCC§675

Anybody with eyes can see the great confusion and even apostasy that is happening within the Church. The compromising and flat-out false teachings that are coming from visible prelates is alarming – PRAY FOR OUR SHEPHERDS! 

Mom said in her Jan 2nd, message to Mirjana:

Be apostles of the love of my Son and of me. As a mother I implore you not to forget those whom my Son has called to lead you. Carry them in your heart and pray for them 

But mom also further emphasised for us that what we NEED to do NOW:

Above everything, little children, seek God and the things of God and leave earthly ones to the earth, because satan is attracting you to the dust and sin

Because the reality is:

You are called to holiness and created for Heaven; therefore, seek Heaven and the things of Heaven. ~Monthly Message to Marjia, Jan 25, 2018, in part, emphasis added.

In that same message, Mary refers to our time as a “time of prayer”. So THIS Lent REALLY need to be that, “A Time of Prayer”. I talked a great deal about PRAYER and it’s importance as quote both by the Catechism of the Catholic Church [teaching magisterium] and Sacred Scripture. But to add just a bit more to the last post:

Prayer as communion

In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is good beyond measure, with His Son Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit.

The grace of the Kingdom is “the union of the entire holy and royal Trinity . . . with the whole human spirit.” ~St Gregory of Nazianzus

Thus, the life of prayer is the habit of being in the presence of the thrice-holy God and in communion with Him. This communion of life is always possible because, through Baptism, we have already been united with Christ. (See Romans 6:5)

Prayer is Christian insofar as it is communion with Christ and extends throughout the Church, which is His Body. Its dimensions are those of Christ’s Love. (See Eph 3:18-21)

~CCC§ 2565

And what DID Jesus do going out into the desert? Scripture accounts tell us He Fasted (Mt 4: 1-2; Lk 4:1-2), though it’s a fair guess He also PRAYED during those times because if anything can be said of God, He’s consistent: 

And in the morning, a great while before day, He rose and went out to a lonely place, and there He prayed. ~Mk 1:35

After all, He had to deal with satan when He completed His 40 Days. Spiritual Armor doesn’t happen by magic. You have to PUT IT ON.

Finally, be STRONG in the Lord and in the STRENGTH of HIS MIGHT. Put on the whole ARMOR of GOD, that you may be able to stand against the WILES of the devil. ~ Eph 6:10-11

You have to put on the GIRDLE OF TRUTH – so that you may STAND in the TRUTH of His WORD; Put on the BREAST PLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – so that it may GUARD your HEART; Put on the SHOES OF PEACE – so that you may stand FIRM in the GOOD NEWS of the GOSPEL; Take up the SHIELD OF FAITH – so that you may be ever ready to deflect satan’s arrows of DOUBT, DENIAL, DISTRACTIONS, and DECEITS (I like to make a CROSS in the air when I take up this shield); Put on the HELMET OF SALVATION – keeping your thoughts focuses only on CHRIST and ETERNITY; Take up the TWO EDGE SWORD of the SPIRIT – use this two edge sword of the WORD to destroy satan and all his lies, falsehoods and temptations that you’ll encounter throughout your day. YES! Put on the The Full Armor of God

Pray at ALL TIMES in the Spirit, with ALL prayer and supplication. To that end, keep ALERT with ALL PERSEVERANCE… Be sober, be WATCHFUL. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. RESIST him, FIRM IN YOUR FAITH, knowing that the same experience of suffering is REQUIRED of [us] throughout the whole world. ~ Eph 6:18; 1 Peter 5:8-9, emphasis added

The Catechism of the Catholic Church States [ emphasis added ]:

Jesus’ temptation reveals the way in which the Son of God is Messiah, contrary to the way satan proposes to Him and the way men wish to attribute to Him. This is why Christ vanquished the Tempter for us: “For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sinning.” (cf. Heb 4:15) By the solemn forty days of Lent the Church unites herself each year to the mystery of Jesus in the desert. CCC§540

40 Days in the Desert

40 Days in the Desert

It’s ALL about PRAYER this year, and possibly for many years to come.

May this time be for you a time of prayer, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give you conversion. Open your hearts and read the Sacred Scripture, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God. 

~Message to Marija, January, 25, 2018, in part.

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