Yes, The Darkness Is Real…

I am sharing this so that we can prepare. Whether it happens in our life time or not, we can step up to protect the next generation. It also reminds us to keep our hearts, mind and soul focused on Jesus.

I will share the following Catholics who speaks it as it is. They are also observant and can read the signs of the times. God reveals to us via His words, His son and our Blessed Mother, saints and through personal prophecies and visions, as well as many warnings of the darkness that is here. We as children of God need to know, and keep ourselves Christ centred. This will help us resist the temptation of our world – which is really in Satan’s grasp.

There is hope in the midst of the chaos and coming chastisement. Keep focused on Jesus. He will guide each of us through it.


Secularism and It’s Dark Belly


Three Days of Darkness

Marian Consecration

Marian Consecration begins Monday, January 9th for 33 days ending on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11th.

I just purchased 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC.

I have in the past prepared for Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary according to St. Louis De Montfort, but will do it again with new eyes, heart and mind using Father Gaitley’s book.

I encourage readers to get ahold of either copy and participate. Mary wants to guide us to her son. I know that I rushed my consecration to Mary, and have made a commitment to myself to stay steadfast this time around.

God Bless, 💕🙏


Resources:

Preparation For Total Consecration to Jesus Christ Through Mary According to St. Louis De Montfort

By Fr. Hugh Gillespie. SMM

33 Days To Morning Glory A Fo It Yourself Retreat In Preparation For Marian Consecration

By Father Michael E. Gaitley

Happy New Year 2023

Wishing all a Happy New Year! A new beginning for all of us to celebrate the love of our God and rejoice in Jesus. As we approach a new year and strive to walk closer to God, we are blessed with the knowledge that yes, we may muck up, but are thankful that the Jesus in us will lift us up.

January 1 is the Octave Day of Christmas

The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
All who heard it were amazed
by what had been told them by the shepherds.
And Mary kept all these things,
reflecting on them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen,
just as it had been told to them.

When eight days were completed for his circumcision,
he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.

Luke 2:16-21


New Year To Do:

An idea for the start of the new year is listening to the Catechism in a Year with Father Mike

January 1 is Day 1 of Catechism in a Year: https://youtu.be/tI-pOSv7tvg


New Year Reflections:

I have been spending the pass few days with my family in Toronto with whom I haven’t seen since the onset of Covid – yup 3 years. Praise be to God for the opportunity to share, rejoice and share in God’s love.

It’s been a blessing to spend time with each of my siblings and their families. Although 3 years of Covid restrictions were at times challenging – in afterthought the time pass quickly – in a blink of an eye – all the kids have grown up. Thank you to the triune, all the angels and saints for their cloak of protection.

Queen Quay Pier, Toronto

May God’s Blessings follow each of you in your daily walk 🙏💕

The Nativity Story

This is one of the most beautiful and moving retelling of the Nativity Story:

The Birth of Jesus

2 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

The Shepherds and the Angels

Luke 2:1-20

8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

God Bless 🙏💕

A Look Back…

There is a joy to in the season of Advent as we prepare our hearts and soul to receive God’s gift:

“The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. From the earliest days of the Church, people have been fascinated by Jesus’ promise to come back. But the scripture readings during Advent tell us not to waste our time with predictions. Advent is not about speculation. Our Advent readings call us to be alert and ready, not weighted down and distracted by the cares of this world (Lk 21:34-36).

From: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-worship/liturgical-year/advent

Christmas is a season for active preparation through fasting, reading the Bible, and prayer. It is a time to share with our families and communities the love of God. It is a time to express our resounding joy.

Praying the Joyful Mysteries, allows us to follow Mary’s “Yes” to the birth of Jesus. Through Mary’s eyes, we journey along with her in the faith, hope and joy. Reading scripture (Luke 1:26-56). also allows us to focus our minds and hearts on the true reason for the season – Christ, coming to redeem all of humanity.

https://rosarycenter.org/the-joyful-mysteries-without-distractions

Listening to hymns and carols immerses us in the soulful sound of celebration – we become a part of the heavenly choir:

Finally, I want to repost some thoughts I had as we ended the Year of St. Joseph. Christmas is also his story. Our story is no matter how often we fall or tumble, the light of Jesus lights our path.

https://rejoiceandpraise.ca/2021/12/18/a-light-in-my-path/

God Bless 🙏💕

Revelations and Messages

Every so often I come across a book that not only opens my mind and lead me to have a deeper understanding our time in relationship to scripture and God, but the message is one I feel I must share with others. This would be my way of sharing the light of Jesus and the love of his mother for humanity.

I started reading, Revelations The Hidden Secret Messages and Prophecies of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Xavier Reyes-Ayral, and for all those who know nothing or little about Marian Apparitions, I suggest this read.

I recommend this book, as it researches and delves into all apparitions of our time starting with the Apparition of La Salette to the more recent Apparitions of Gospa (Medjugorje).

It is informative and recounts the original accounts and text – many of which have been hidden from the public by the Vatican. They were deemed too dangerous for us. In each apparition, our Blessed Mother has given dire warnings of a coming chastisement, of repentance, and of returning to the word of her son – Jesus.

It is also a warning of the chastisement to come for our sinfulness, for turning away from God and his truths, and of humanities embrace of secularism – where evil reigns rampant and is now in the open. Where this same evilness is in our face and normalized. It is also warnings about our complacency and acceptance of a politically correct socialist and liberal narrative – that pushes God out. It also warns of the divide in our Universal Church, and of the coming Anti-Christ.

There is also hope!


From https://bookstore.spiritdaily.com/products/revelations-the-hidden-secret-messages-and-prophecies-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-xavier-reyes-ayral

From 1846 to the present day, the Vatican has maintained quite the same message brought forth from Heaven by different messengers across time and across vast distances and continents. This message echoes the gravest of admonitions and calls mankind to convert and find refuge through the knowledge of the truth, which today threatens the very basis of world peace… Today, in 2022, the message of La Salette, La Fraudais, Tilly, Fatima, Garabandal, Akita and Medjugorje, and their secrets take a meaning of the greatest importance, as the admonitions brought forth by the Blessed Virgin Mary warn of a cataclysmic global disaster which has now become imminent. The Church’s apprehension of frightening the masses, inspired inaction and Rome’s decision to silence – founded more on fear than on caution – led millions of faithful to the darkness of ignorance and, therefore, to a lack of necessary conversion, prayers and intercession for peace. This book proposes unveiling the light and, thus, asking humanity to respond to the call of a warm and loving mother who merely seeks the salvation of her children.

About the author:

Xavier Reyes-Ayral is a French author who has worked since the 1990s on Marian apparition sites through books he published in France, Germany and Italy. Having, for a few years, briefly collaborated with world-renowned Msgr. René Laurentin, Xavier Reyes-Ayral has continued to study apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout Europe, Canada and Latin-America.


God Bless 🙏💕

Garabandal’s Forgotten Message

Hail Mary
Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God, (and our mother)
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

Father Luke’s Podcast on Garabandal and Mother Mary:


In Spanish only: David Torbio


God Bless 💕🙏

Garabandal and the Threats of War

I really don’t like to discuss Bible prophecy. There is enough of it out there, and the need to discern is important. There are a few I do listen to, mainly for their intelligent conversation and insights. Perhaps it is the ability to read the signs of our time. This is what Father Luke and Father Colm Power does, by looking at world events, and piecing together an overview that makes sense without taking a political side. It allows us to discern. They also examine world events in relationship to Garabandal and the Bible.

My own personal viewpoint is a bit bleak – I feel there will be a great chastisement, as I believe we have become Sodom and Gomorrah, a world turned away from God. Natural law, and the Theology of the Body has become him, her and it. Selfish subjectivisms takes reign over God’s truth. Lies, propaganda and one narrative are now the mainstay of all government and mainstream media. Materialism and consumerism have become the god in our hearts.

Evil is no longer hidden. Evil is blatantly spewed in our entertainment and music industry.

Ok enough of what I think, here is the first and second part of the fireside chat with Father Luke and Father Colm:

We are in a spiritual warfare. That is a reality.

Here are the two Biblical verses discussed by Father Colm Power:

62 He gave his people over to the sword,
    and vented his wrath on his heritage. Psalm 78:62 RSVCE

The battle is ahead of us. Those who stand for God, we wear the whole armor of God:

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; 16 above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17


Sometimes, hearing the truth can be painful. Please pray the rosary for peace, and during this Lent (myself included) let us delve deeper and meditate on the Passion of Christ, and accompany him in his journey for our salvation. God Bless 💖