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The Cross is a Treasure

The Cross is a Treasure

From the Book of Heaven

V7 – 8.11.06 – Finding myself in my usual state, I saw my Adorable Jesus with a Cross in His hand, all Full of White Pearls. Giving it to me as Gift, He placed it on my breast, and it sank into my heart as inside a room. Then He told me: “My daughter, the Cross is a Treasure, and the safest place in which to keep this Valuable Treasure is one’s own soul. Or rather, it is a safe place when the soul is disposed to receive this Treasure with Patience, with Resignation and with the other Virtues, because the Virtues are as many Keys that Secure it, so as not to spoil It or expose It to thieves. But if It does not find especially the Gold Key of Patience, this Treasure will find many thieves, who will steal It and spoil It.”

 

FIAT!!!

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Feast of St. Patrick – March 17 – Lorica of St. Patrick – Miracles of Resurrection

Lorica of Saint Patrick
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I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In obedience of angels,
In service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In preachings of the apostles,
In faiths of confessors,
In innocence of virgins,
In deeds of righteous men.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
From snares of the devil,
From temptations of vices,
From every one who desires me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

I summon today all these powers between me and evil,
Against every cruel merciless power that opposes my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul.
Christ shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that reward may come to me in abundance.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through a confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.

St. Patrick (ca. 377)

Resurrection Miracles Performed by St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland

“He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.” –John 6:55

It has been said that St. Patrick (c. 389 – c.461) performed a thousand miracles. And why not? Many more (40,000) were prudently attributed to St. Vincent Ferrer, the Dominican mission and “Angel of the Judgment.”

Moreover, the authors knows of no saint for whom there are claimed so many resurrection miracles during on apostolic lifetime as for St. Patrick; there were as many as 39 of these wonders. Thrirty-three are mentioned in one specific report:

“For the blind and the lame, the deaf and the dumb, the palsied, the lunatic, the leprous, the epileptic, all who labored under any disease, did he in the Name of the Holy Trinity restore unto the power of their limbs and unto entire health; and in these good deeds was he daily practiced. Thirty and three dead men, some of whom had been many years buried, did this great reviver raise from the dead, as above we have more fully recorded.”

The above is quoted from The Life and Acts of St. Patrick, translated from the original Latin of Jocelin, Cistercian monk of Furnes of the 12th century, by Edmund L. Swift, Esq., Dublin, 1908. A writer that far back probably had sources not available 800 years or more later. Paul Gallico (in The Steadfast Man) wrote the following concerning the value of tradition: “Tradition is sometimes more to be trusted than written records, and particularly in a country such as Ireland, where in the early days there was no written record and history was handed down by the poets in the form of sagas, and memory was cultivated far beyond what it is today. In pre-Christian Ireland every educated man’s head was the storehouse for the archives of the nation.”

St. Patrick was a great missionary bishop who converted a whole land from paganism, overturning the religion of the druids. He consecrated 350 bishops, erected 700 churches, and ordained 5,000 priests. In less than 30 years the greater part of Ireland was Catholic; St. Patrick so consolidated it in the Christian faith that during the Protestant Revolt Ireland was almost unique in its preservation of the Faith. Even today, people speak of “the faith of the Irish.”

It is hard, indeed impossible, to comprehend such a vast and enduring transformation without the visible support of God through great works and wonders. But that is what Christ promised to His Apostles, and it has been historically demonstrated in the well-attested lives of His great missionary saints.

St. Patrick himself has personally attested to some of these signs and wonders: “And let those who will, laugh and scorn–I shall not be silent; nor shall I hide the signs and wonders which the Lord has shown me many years before they came to pass, as He knows everything even before they came to pass, as He knows everything even before the times of the world.” This seems to apply in particular to his prophetic dream-visions.

In his Letters (as in his Confessions and his Letter to Coroticus), Patrick wrote such things as: “I was not worthy…that He should bestow on me so great grace toward that nation.” And: “I baptized in the Lord so many thousands of persons.” And: “that many people through me should be regenerated to God.” Patrick also wrote: “that I might imitate, in some degree, those whom the Lord long ago foretold would herald His Gospel, for a witness to all nations before the end of the world.” St. Patrick indicated that the Holy Spirit was within him, and he compared himself with St. Paul in a reference to the “unspeakable groanings” of the Holy Spirit.

Further, the ancient author quotes from a reputed “epistle” (letter) of St. Patrick in a country beyond the sea:

“The Lord hath given to me, though humble, the power of working miracles among a barbarous people, such as are not recorded to have been worked by the great Apostles; inasmuch as, in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I have raised from the dead bodies that have been buried many years; but I beseech you, let no one believe that for these or the like works I am to be at all equalled with the Apostles, or with any perfect man, since I am humble, and a sinner, and worthy only to be despised.”

Perhaps because of rumors and his fame St. Patrick was trying to put things in proper perspective. The word “humble,” in his usage, probably meant “lowly” or “insignificant.” The author of the ancient manuscript observes that he admired the greatness of Patrick’s humility more than his raising of the dead. Patrick himself knew well that his abundance of charismatic gifts (given by God for the glory of God and the benefit of others), far from making him holy, could be a great liability.

Despite his limited number of references fo his own greatness, and despite their modesty, it is obvious to anyone familiar with great missionary saints that the spiritual greatness indicated above and displayed in Patrick’s life would also call for the marvelous gifts often accompanying such apostles–the most common of which is the working of numerous miracles, including the raising of the dead.

Anyone can gather from his writings, and also from the results of his apostolate of 20-30 years, that St. Patrick was a resolute, steadfast “iron man”; he was a bishop who established monastic discipline in a pagan land, who apparently baptized hundreds of thousands, who converted princes and turned pagan princesses into virgin nuns, who converted the worshipers of idols and the sun and impure things, and who organized and built many churches, leaving behind priests to care for souls. These were the tremendous and enduring accomplishments in one apostle’s missionary lifetime.

St. Patrick’s was an achievement unique in history. Thus it would see to be a moral certainty that St. Patrick raised the dead on several occasions. This chapter has been cut down from an originally much longer manuscript-chapter on his reported raisings of the dead, because of the lack of historical records on these matters. Herein are presented only the best substantiated cases.

Since St. Patrick is claimed to have worked 33 resurrection miracles, it seems a moral certitude that he truly must have worked at least a good number of such wonders, even if the count of 33 may not be exactly accurate. (Some details may be confused, and thus two slightly different accounts could actually refer to the same event.) It is only fair to report at least several of these.

One day St. Patrick came to a place called Fearta. On the side of the hill two women had been buried. Patrick ordered the earth removed; in the Name of Christ, he raised them up. The two proclaimed that their idols were vain and that Christ was the true God. Along with the women, many bystanders were baptized. As the ancient writer observes, Patrick not only revived these two from a double death (both temporal and eternal death), but by this miracle he gave spiritual resurrection to many other souls.

An excerpt from Saints Who Raised the Dead

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Luisa and the Feast of Purim

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Purim, or the Festival of Lots, is a joyous holiday that celebrates the Biblical story of the rescue of the Jews in ancient Persia:

V36 – 10.30.38 – “We even reach the extent of Giving her the Right to Judge Together with Us, and if We See that she suffers because the sinner is under a rigorous Judgment, to soothe her pain We Mitigate Our Just Chastisements.  She makes Us Give the Kiss of Forgiveness, and to make her happy we say to her:  ‘poor daughter, you are right.  You are Ours and belong also to them.  You feel in you the bonds of the human family, therefore you would want that We Forgive everybody.  We’ll do as much as We can to please you, unless he despises or refuses Our Forgiveness.’  This creature In Our Will is the New Esther wanting to Rescue her peoples.

Oh! how Happy We are to Keep her Always with Us In Our Will because, through her, We feel more Inclined to Use Mercy, to Concede Graces, to Forgive the most obstinate sinners, and to Abbreviate the pains of the Purging souls.  Poor daughter!  She has a thought for everyone, and a pain similar to Ours, seeing the human family swimming in Our Will without recognizing It – living in the middle of enemies in the most wretched misery.”

Luisa, the New Esther, Pray for us in the Most Holy Divine Will, and Rescue us from the misery of our human will!

Fiat!

 

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Prayer for Priests to Know the Divine Will

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Happy and Blessed Celebration of Luisa’s Transition into Heaven

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Luisa’s 76th Anniversary of Transition into Heaven

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Enter into the “I Love You” of the Divine Will

Orchestrated by God

for the Glory of God

and for the Great Love of His Little Children

Fiat!

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December 31, 2022 – Pope Benedict XVI Enters into Eternal Rest

 Pope Benedict XVI

Enters into Eternal Rest

December 31, 2022 

Pope Benedict XVI words as he prepared for Final Judgment:

Preparing for Final Judgment

In a separate letter responding to the Munich investigation that served as a profound and memorable coda for his ministry as a priest, archbishop, and pontiff, the Pope Emeritus asked for the forgiveness of abuse survivors, noting that he had “borne great responsibility in the Catholic Church.”

Concluding his letter, Benedict looked toward his judgment before God.

“Quite soon, I shall find myself before the final judge of my life. Even though, as I look back on my long life, I can have great reason for fear and trembling, I am nonetheless of good cheer, for I trust firmly that the Lord is not only the Just Judge, but also the Friend and Brother Who Himself has already Suffered for my shortcomings, and is thus also my Advocate, my ‘Paraclete,’” he wrote.

“In light of the hour of judgment, the grace of being a Christian becomes all the more clear to me. It grants me knowledge, and indeed friendship, with the judge of my life, and thus allows me to pass confidently through the dark door of death.”

“In this regard,” he concluded, “I am constantly reminded of what John tells us at the beginning of the Apocalypse: he sees the Son of Man in all His Grandeur and falls at His Feet as though dead. Yet He, placing His Right Hand on him, says to him: ‘Do not be afraid! It is I…’”

From the Book of Heaven: 

Volume 1 – Jesus’ Words to Luisa as she confessed her sins: –  “This time I Myself want to do the office of Confessor.  You will confess all your sins to Me, and in the act in which you do this, I shall make you comprehend, one by one, the Sorrows you have given to My Heart in offending Me, so that, by comprehending what sin is, as much as it is possible for a creature, you may be Resolved to die rather than to offend Me.  You, in the meantime, enter into your nothingness, and recite the Confiteor.”

On entering into myself, I could see all my misery and my wicked deeds, and I trembled like a leaf before His Presence.  I lacked the Strength to pronounce the Words of the Confiteor, and if the Lord had not Infused New Strength in me, by Telling me:  “Do not fear – if I AM the Judge, I AM also your Father.  Courage, let us proceed”, I would have remained there, without uttering one word.

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Honoring Sports gods Mostly after Luisa

THE EVIL ONE KNEW THAT HE HAD TO DO SOMETHING  TO OCCUPY PEOPLE’S TIME TO HINDER THE DIVINE WILL

Honoring SPORTS gods BEGINS MOSTLY AFTER LUISA 1865

American Football  1892 

AFL Wheelchair Handball November 8, 2015 

Air Hockey  1962 

Air Racing  1947 

Alpine Skiing  1936 

Auto Racing  1894 

Autocross  1944 

Badminton  Popular in the mid 1800 

Basketball  1891 

Body building  began in earnest in 1890’s 

Bowling  modernized in 1930 

Cycling  19th century 

Dog Racing  18th century 

Handball  traced back to the baths of Rome, current version first played in Olympics in 1936 

Hocky  Current game 19th century  

Kickball    1917 

Lacrosse  French Jesuit missionaries – first Lacrosse Club founded in Canada in 1856 

Motorcycle Racing  First motorcycle sold in 1894; first race was in France a few years later. 

Polo  Beginning in 1876 informal games were played in New York City 

Powerlifting  Modern sport of Power Lifting originated in United Kingdom and USA in 1950’s. 

Roller Skating  Roller Derby started in 1935. 

Rugby First reference to the game as played now 1823;  

Skating  Popular in North America during first part of the 20th century 

Soccer  A few centuries BC, in 1951 a white ball was permitted to help spectators see the ball. 

Softball  Developed from an indoor baseball game first played in 1887. Name “softball” dates to 1926, in 1930’s the name became official. 

Sport fishing  Competitive casting Sport founded in 1955 

Swimming  Competitive Swimming first introduced in early 1800’s 

Tennis  First US Open played in America in 1881. 

Track and Field (Cross Country Running, Road Running and Racewalking) Popular in the 1860’s, and the Amateur Athletic Union was founded in the US in 1887, and is its governing body. 

Volleyball  Invented in 1895 by William Morgan 

Water Polo  Began in mid 19th century England and Scotland; it was demonstrated in the Olympic games in 1900 and 1904; has a reputation as a brutal sport but is way less violent than the original games. 

Wrestling  A rise in popularity in the 19th century. 

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Honoring the Wound of Jesus’ Shoulder

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