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Monday, November 14, 2011


Who is Carlos Acutis? An amazing teenager who displayed such extraordinary faith That his cause for beatification is presently in progress. The article below, translated from Italian by the publishers of the website for his cause of beatification, outlines the life and devotion of young Carlo Acutis, an example of faith for teenagers all over the world.

The author of this article, editor-in-chief of Vatican Radio, has personally known Carlo,
having been a friend of his family for years.

Carlo Acutis, May 3, 1991 - October 11, 2006

"A fifteen-year-old 'witness of our time' deeply devoted to Our Lady of Pompeii
by Giovanni Peduto (Il Rosario e la Nuova Pompei Year 25 No. 5, September-October 2008)

"Among the millions of devotees that Our Lady of Pompeii boasts, the young Milanese Carlo Acutis deserves to be mentioned. He died at the age of 15, on October 11, 2006, because of a fulminant leukaemia, and in the Archdiocese of Milan has already been started the path for the opening of the Cause of Beatification.

"He is remembered by those who knew him for the enthusiasm with which he conveyed to others his love for God and the neighbour. At seven he did his First Communion and since then, every day, he has never missed the daily appointment with the Holy Mass, the Eucharistic Adoration and the Holy Rosary. The focus of Carlo’s spirituality was the daily encounter with the Lord in the Eucharist: he said It 'was Jesus truly present in the world, as at the time of the Apostles the disciples could see him in flesh and bones walking on the streets of Jerusalem'. Carlo often repeated: 'The Eucharist is my highway to Heaven!' This is the summary of his spirituality and the core of his whole existence spent in friendship with God.

"Carlo was very fond of the Virgin of Pompeii, where he came dozens of times, accompanied by his parents, and where each time he renewed his act of consecration to Mary. He used to say: 'The Madonna is the only woman of my life!', and he never missed 'the most loving appointment of the day', which was for him the prayer of the Holy Rosary.

"Some days before Carlo was led to the hospital, when no one suspected that he had leukaemia which in a few days brought him to the grave, he told his parents: 'I offer all the suffering I will have to suffer to the Lord, for the Pope and the Church, for not to do Purgatory and go straight into Heaven'. The heroism with which he dealt with his illness and death convinced many people that really there was something special in him. When the doctor who followed him asked him if he suffered a lot, Carlo replied: 'There are people who suffer much more than me'.

"A continuous pilgrimage held a wake for his body. His funeral was attended by a crowd so immense that many were forced to remain outside the Church. The continuing testimonies, letters, stories, which still today arrive at the postulator of the Cause of Beatification, Dr. Francesca Consolini, appointed by the Curia of Milan, tell of an extraordinary young boy, blessed by grace, so much that the Archdiocese of Milan thought to propose him as a model for the young and to start the process in view of the introduction of the Cause of Beatification which, as you know, may begin 5 years after death. It results, in fact, that so many are those who ask the intercession and the aid of Carlo.

"From the testimonies collected a few days after his death, one discovers that Carlo was completely dedicated to the welfare of the people he met. He helped everyone: non-Community immigrants, beggars, disabled persons, elderly people, children. He was worried about his friends whose parents were divorcing and invited them to his house to support them; in the classroom he always took the defences of those who had more difficulty to integrate. On more than one occasion he defended the disabled that were taken around by frivolous boys.

"With great courage he defended the Christian values, even if this sometimes caused him misunderstandings. His professor of religion at the high school recalls that in a discussion in the classroom Carlo was the only one to oppose abortion.

"He had a great view of all persons and was concerned about how many wasted the talents that God had given them. On more than one occasion he affirmed: 'All are born with their own originality, but many die as photocopies'.

"This intense spirituality did not prevent him from having a normal life, common to that of his peers. Everybody remained amazed by his ability to understand the secrets that informatics hides and which are normally accessible only to those who have completed specialized university studies. Carlo’s interests ranged from computer programming to the assembly of films, the creation of websites, comics, of which he also cured the drafting and layout."

Carlo's work led to the presently touring Vatican International Exhibition Eucharistic Miracles of the World

"Nicola Gori, editor of the 'L’Osservatore Romano', has published the biography of Carlo Acutis in the book 'Eucaristia - la mia autostrada per il cielo' (The Eucharist - my highway to heaven) (Edizioni San Paolo, 160 pp., 14 euros). The volume bearing the foreword by Father Michelangelo M. Tiribilli, OSB, Abbot General of the Benedictines of Monte Oliveto, is published in the series 'Witnesses of our time'. Sold out in a few weeks, it is already at its fourth reprint."

The website Carlo built during his life to guide others in their faith life:
His work has been left intact except for page additions by those who loved him.

These are some maxims presented on the site by Carlo who "decided to help them by sharing some of my most special secrets for those who wish to quickly achieve the goal of holiness:

1) You must want it with all your heart, and if this desire has not arisen in his heart, must ask with insistence to the Lord.
2) Go to Mass every day and take Holy Communion.
3) Remember to pray the Rosary every day.
4) Read every day a passage of Holy Scripture.
5) If you can make a moment of Eucharistic adoration before the altar where Jesus is truly present, you see how wonderfully you can increase your level of holiness.
7) Go to confession every week, even the sins that are frivolous.
8) Make requests and offer flowers to the Lord and Our Lady, to help others.
9) Ask your guardian angel to help you continually, so that it becomes your best friend"

The Diocese of Milan has begun the collection of testimonies from people who say they have received various types of grace through Carlo.

Carlo Acutis:Eucaristia,minha rodovia para céu

For received requests, for intercession or to request images and material about Carlo Acutis sent free of charge, please contact:
Dott.ssa Francesca Consolini - Ufficio delle Cause dei Santi - Diocesi di Milano - Piazza Duomo 16, 20122 Milano.

Carlo's Website
Carlo Acutis: A Young "Anti-Conformist" by Sonia Andreoli
Carlos Acutis - A Saint for Today's Teens, blog, "Is Anybody There?"
University Library, Italy
Santuario di Loreto
The Catholic Miscellany
The Real Presence, Vatican Tour of Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Friday, November 11, 2011

Present Events Mirror Ancient Events Through God's Word

Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has a special gift for seeing God's hand in United States events through the words of the bible.  Listen to this thirteen minute clip of an hour long interview you can easily find by Googling.

I was particularly amazed to hear that the United States was consecrated to God in 1789 by George Washington, who led the new government to St. Paul's stone chapel as part of his inauguration. The stone chapel stands to this day at the grounds of the 9/11 tragedy, perfectly preserved despite the devastation surrounding it; a miracle, a sign.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I continue to read and examine the messages from our Father, Jesus, and Mary regarding the changes about to take place in our world, and the imminent arrival of Jesus.  As always, we must read these revelations with caution. Below is a message from Jesus:

"I love you all so much that I gave up my life for you. Have you forgotten this? Through my Divine Mercy I implore all of you to turn back to Me one last time.  Through My mercy I come back to earth to try and help you to look into your hearts and seek the truth. Do not allow the Deceiver to destroy you. Seek the truth. Love – pure love – is the path to my Father’s Kingdom.
Please, Please remember my Divine Mercy. I love each and every single one of you. Pray for forgiveness now. Hold out your hands and let me guide you to my Father’s Kingdom. I am returning to earth as foretold. That time is drawing so quickly that many will not be prepared. So many will be shocked and taken unawares that they will not believe it is happening. There is not much time now for my prophets to help prepare mankind for this great event.
Believers I call on you to all to heed My warning. Spread the truth. Urge people to ask for My mercy. I will strive to save every single soul who repents right up to their very last breath.
I cannot, and will not, interfere with their free will. I beseech you to listen and heed My word. I love all of you. I ask you to pray for conversion before the End Times which are almost upon us. I have no wish to frighten My followers but I beseech all of you now to save souls. You must remind everyone of the urgency to rid their minds of wordly pursuits. Instead seek out the virtues of simple humility, devoid of ego and idolatry.
The ordinary people will have to lead the way in spreading the truth about My Second Coming.
Because of the rapidly evolving spiritual darkness, spread by atheism and the surge of Satanic worship in the sad and ungrateful world of today, it is the simple souls, the true believers, who will have to take on this task.
Pray now for the salvation of mankind as the world now heads into the Great Tribulation as foretold in Sacred Scripture. It will be up to mankind’s own free will whether or not they are prepared to seek redemption for their sins. The must never be afraid. My love is ever merciful.

Your Saviour Jesus Christ"

UPDATE: Read the article on this blog, "Maria Divine Mercy, A Deception of Satan" February 2, 2013.
Click here: Maria Divine Mercy, A Deception of Satan 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Man-made Earthquake and Weather Technology

The technology for weather and earthquake control was developed by Bernard Eastlund (1938-2007). He was a physicist who built on the radio wave technology of Nicola Tesla (1856-1943), a scientist who created numerous patents in the first half of the twentieth century.  .  The technology for man-made earthquakes and weather control exists today and is being used by the United States in a program called HAARP, which stands for "High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program". Many other countries have their own versions of electromagnetic and radio wave technology.

This 12 minute audio clip explains how it works.  To hear the whole interview, click on the link underneath the video.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I don't know about "Planet X", but there are signs of the times from God even in the heavens. Pray the rosary for wisdom and guidance!

Occam's Razor: An Open Challenge to NASA

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Marian Apparition Warned of Disaster for Japan

.- The epicenter of the earthquake that caused a deadly March 11 tsunami is located near the site of an apparition in which Mary warned about a worldwide disaster that could afflict humanity . . . READ FULL ARTICLE

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Three Days of Darkness

Catholics and other Christians who study prophecy have at least once run across a coming "Three Days of Darkness."  Reading the prophecy can instill fear, especially if one isn't prepared.  Many prophets have outlined their visions over the centuries. Among the scariest of of them is that of Marie Julie Jahenny, French mystic and stigmatist who lived from 1850 to 1941:

In a vision of a dialogue between Our Lord and Lucifer, the latter said, "I will attack the Church. I will overthrow the Cross, I will decimate the people, I will deposit a great weakness of faith in hearts. There will also be A GREAT DENIAL OF RELIGION. For a time I will be MASTER of all things, everything will be under MY CONTROL, even Your temple and all Your people." 

Marie-Julie said, "Saint Michael says that Satan will have possession of everything for some time and that he will reign completely over everything ; that all goodness, faith, religion will be buried in the tomb. . . Satan and his own will triumph with joy, but after this triumph, the Lord will in His turn gather His own people and will REIGN and TRIUMPH OVER EVIL and WILL RAISE UP from the tomb the buried Church, the prostrated Cross. . . " 
Marie-Julie announced the three days of darkness during which the infernal powers will be loosed and will execute all the enemies of God:

"The crisis will explode suddenly; the punishments will be shared by all and will succeed one another without interruption... "
( January 4, 1884).

"The three days of darkness "... will be on a THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady. . . ." three days less one night."
"The earth will be covered in darkness»", says Our Lady on 20th of September 1882, "...AND HELL WILL BE LOOSED ON EARTH. Thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in My Power, to die of fear."
"During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible colour it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once... "
"The sky will be on fire, the earth will split... During these three days of darkness let the blessed candle be lighted everywhere, no other light will shine.... "
"NO ONE OUTSIDE A SHELTER.. will survive. The earth will shake as at the judgment and fear will be great. Yes, We will listen to the prayers of your friends ; NOT ONE WILL PERISH. We will need them to publish the glory of the Cross.... "(8th of December 1882)

" THE CANDLES OF BLESSED WAX ALONE WILL GIVE LIGHT during this horrible darkness. ONE CANDLE alone will be enough for the duration of this night of hell... In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT."

"And Our Lady states : "Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror."
"During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on THE MOST HIDEOUS SHAPES... red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will spread over the continent..."
"THE EARTH WILL BECOME LIKE A VAST CEMETERY». The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground."
"Three-quarters of the population of the globe will disappear. Half the population of France will be destroyed." 

Like all prophecies, people tend to speculate on the day, the hour, and the possible cause of these events.  Will it be a celestial cataclysm like a solar flare or a comet, or was Jahenny seeing the results of a nuclear war which she didn't understand at the time of these prophecies? It's good to speculate, but it's better to be prepared. Purchasing items such as storable food and water is a good idea, but I decided to prepare first for the spiritual battle.

In all extended families, there are various levels of faith represented.   I decided that, at the very least, my loved ones should have the necessary items spoken about in the Three Days of Darkness prophecies, so I made 24 Holy Kits; one for each household in my and my husband's family as well as for the future households of my children. My husband built beautiful, custom made wooden keepsake boxes to contain the necessary items in an attractive way so the items wouldn't be tossed into a forgotten drawer, but be displayed and ready for use at all times.  Once all the items were assembled, I chose a good, holy priest who would take this work seriously and invited him to come over and bless all the kits before distribution. He even blessed my house! The presence of Christ in my home during this Godly event was strong!   The photo above shows the beautiful boxes and the blessed items I put in each kit.  A niece jokingly called hers an Armageddon kit as she graciously accepted it,  and a faith-filled cousin joyfully noted that the boxes resemble tabernacles! 

The Holy Kits, ready to be blessed.
Three Days of Darkness kits:  Hand-crafted wooden storage box, jar of (sterilized and sealed) holy water, 100% beeswax blessed candle that will burn for 72 hours (purchased from the St. Michael the Archangel online store, see link on this blog under "Catholic Resources on the Web"), blessed matches, blessed salt (to sprinkle on doorways, windowsills, and in food),  pamphlet with a compilation of Three Days of Darkness prophecies I edited myself, pamphlet I wrote on How to Pray the Rosary, a Divine Mercy holy card with image for veneration, plastic baggie containing Miraculous Medals, St. Benedict medals, small blessed crucifixes to attach to the outside of all entry doors (think Passover), double-stick tape for each entry door crucifix, large blessed crucifix for veneration and prayer, rosaries for prayer and meditation on the gospel mysteries (one shown), scapulars (one shown).

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pay Attention to the Signs II

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth the distress of nations, with great perplexity, over the sea and the roaring of the waves."  ~ Luke 21:25

Jesus warned his apostles about the signs that would signal his impending return.  The apostles mistakenly thought He would return in their lifetime. Centuries of Christians have seen or experienced tragedies that made them sure His return was nigh.  Jesus allows this so we can live in faith, not worrying about tomorrow's inconsequential matters.

It seems that in the past year, the number of natural disasters, political upheaval, and unusual weather patterns have been unprecedented. When reading the "reader comments" sections of online newspaper articles about these occurrences, every third or fourth comment makes some sort of reference to the end of time, or the end of the age, or the impending return of the messiah.  Many of those making those comments present it in a mocking way, but it's interesting to note that they realized the concern enough to remark upon it at all. 

The occurrences over the past few months are as follows, in no particular order:
  • Unusual weather events such as severe flooding in New Jersey, wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma, snow and cold in the normally warm California
  • Unusual celestial events
  • Political unrest in the middle east and most recently, Libya
  • Massive U.S. protests of government actions in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and many others
  • Volcanoes erupting on every single continent in the world (
  • Massive unexplained animal deaths in various parts of the world
Most recently, Japan experienced a horrific 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed by large aftershocks, causing the island Japan to shift eight feet east and the axis of the earth to move 25 centimeters (10 inches). At present the Japanese are working feverishly to avert nuclear disaster as at least four of their nuclear power plants are in danger of melting down. A volcano on the south end of the island is threatening to erupt. Scores of people have been hurt, an unknown number have been killed, with many still unaccounted for.

Our Holy Mother often appears in places where there is soon to be some sort of cataclysm. In 1973 she spoke to a nun in Akita, Japan, warning of impending calamities if people did not change their ways. Pope Benedict, then Cardinal Ratzinger, stated that the approved messages of Akita and the Third Secret of Fatima were essentially the same message, " . . . fire will fall from the sky and wipe out a great part of humanity . . ."

At Fatima our Holy Mother vehemently requested that we pray the rosary every day and receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament as often as possible. She also spoke about making a good confession in that great and necessary Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Praying the rosary daily with devout meditation upon each mystery will open hearts and minds to God's truth.

In the U.S., The Catholic Church is being indirectly mocked by the government. Many Catholics in name only have been appointed into high positions. These supposed Catholics support abortion rights; the modern day slaughter of the innocents. Satan is the father of confusion. His time is short and he is attacking the church with a vengeance from the highest possible positions.

We take hope in those glorious words of our Holy Mother at Fatima, "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."

Pray the rosary for peoples' hearts and minds to be enlightened with His truth!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Age Movement For Population Control; Planned Parenthood Exposed (With Video Link)

18 week old fetus sucking thumb

Planned Parenthood released their 2008 annual report in September of 2010. Their numbers show that for every adoption referral from Planned Parenthood, they performed 134 human abortions.  It's easy to understand why they dragged their feet on revealing the information; there is no excuse for it. Keep this in mind when you are tempted to say that the counselor in the undercover video below is an exception to the rule. Abortions are big business, and Planned Parenthood is raking in the money.

Every biblical cataclysm has been preceded by a slaughter of the innocents. The killing of the most precious among us has reached beyond biblical proportions in the United States alone.  Since 1973, when abortion became "safe and legal," over 53 million abortions have been performed; 53 million unborn children have been violently ripped away before they have had a chance at life.

Consider that, if abortion had been "safe and legal" at certain points in history, many influential people would never have graced our planet. Among these are Johann Sebastian Bach, John Hancock, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allen Poe, Marilyn Monroe, Faith Hill, Samuel Goldwyn (of MGM movies fame), John Lennon, Steven Paul Jobs (inventor of Apple personal computers),  the list goes on and on. All of these, and many more, were "unwanted," and yet grew up to make an unforgettable impact on our world.

The New Age movement pretends to have an open-minded, everybody-loves-everybody paradigm. Unwary practitioners fall prey to this seemingly innocuous belief, but it is far from that. Underneath all the astrology, crystals, pyramids, "I am god," reincarnation, astral projection, and "I cause and control my own destiny" philosophies,  a dark and evil monster lurks at its foundation.  This monster guards the New Age belief that nature must be protected from humanity. It believes that population control is necessary to combat the terrible destruction that careless and useless human beings are causing the planet. Not themselves, of course. They mean all those other people, in other overpopulated areas.

The United Nations has published position papers on the topic. The global elite including entertainment celebrities, politicians, and environmental activists, are on board with the idea that, if only the population of the world could be controlled, then we could "save the planet." Their mission is to provide as much contraception, sex education, and free access to abortion as possible. In his article The Human Population Explosion and the Future of Life, author and environmental activist David Foreman says, "The one-child policy in China may be giving us a few more years to deal with the staggering greenhouse problem."

China's one child policy means that every Chinese family is only allowed one child. If a woman becomes pregnant again, an abortion is literally forced upon her. Her arms will never embrace a second child. The evil of this diabolical law is the ultimate abuse of women, and the sanctioned killing of China's most innocent citizens. If David Foreman admires this policy, he clearly places environmentalism above human life.

The disregard for the importance of human life can be seen in this video (see link below)  that exposes a jaded high-level Planned Parenthood counselor for illegally helping and advising a pimp who is prostituting 14 and 15 year old girls, setting them up for future abortions if necessary. The pimp is really a young, independent undercover reporter, but the counselor doesn't know that.

When watching this exposé, contemplate that Planned Parenthood was an organization founded by Margaret Sanger (1883-1966), who had the following philosophy regarding immigrants, minorities, and poor people, "...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born."  Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization

Interesting to note that Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916, and Mary appeared one year later at Fatima in 1917 to request that people pray the rosary to combat evils taking over the world. Click below to see undercover video:

Planned Parenthood Helps a "Pimp" Prostitute Children 

Pray the rosary for an end to abortion. In these days, the rosary is our most powerful weapon against evil!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Rosary Saves the Life of a Young British Soldier in Afghanistan

Glenn Hockton, 19,  wearing the miraculous rosary that saved his life

Near the end of World War II, British soldier Joseph "Sunny" Truman with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was captured with six other soldiers in his platoon. Forced to march across a field away from the advancing Allied armies, Truman spotted a rosary on the ground. As he bent down to pick it up a bomb nearby suddenly exploded. He was the only one of his captured platoon to survive the blast.

Sixty five years later in 2010, a rosary would save the life of his grandson Glenn Hockton, 19, with the Coldstream Guards in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Before he was deployed, Glenn asked his mother for a rosary to take with him. She recounts the miraculous story, "He felt like he had a slap on the back. He bent down to pick up his rosary to see if it was broken. As he bent down he realized he was on a landmine."

Glenn knew that stepping off the landmine would mean instant death because it would spring up and explode. The only thing he could do was stand there and wait for help. For 45 terrifying minutes, he waited while his colleagues successfully managed to get to him.

The landmine incident wasn't the only time Glenn's life was miraculously spared. On a separate occasion, he was shot and the bullet embedded itself in his body armor. He was winded, but otherwise unhurt. His mother and stepfather keep the bullet as a reminder of Divine Providence.

Glenn's mother Sheri Jones with the bullet retrieved from his body armor

The rosary is our Holy Mother's powerful armor against the opposing forces of man as well as the spirit. Pray the rosary daily for the safety of our young men and women in the military!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Little Known Fact: Elvis Sang About the Rosary

Elvis Presley is known for being the King of Rock and Roll and a handsome movie star.  He had a spiritual Christian faith and almost everyone has heard his fabulous, "How Great Thou Art," but not many of us have heard his song, "Miracle of the Rosary," which he recorded in 1971. Here are the lyrics:

Oh blessed Mother we pray to Thee
Thanks for the miracle of your rosary
Only you can hold back
Your holy Son's hand
Long enough for the whole world to understand

Hail, Mary full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed are thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Oh holy Mary dear mother of God
Please pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death

And give thanks once again
For the miracle of your rosary

Our Holy Mother has touched hearts all over the world; from the poorest of the poor to the wealthiest in Hollywood. Pray the rosary that all may come to know Jesus!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our Holy Mother Saves a Priest from Eternal Fire Through the Rosary (With Video Link)

Fr. Steven Scheier was ordained in 1973. He became a parish priest and preached according to what the people wanted to hear. Catholic moral and dogmatic truths were left out of his homilies for the sake of keeping the parishioners and the money coming into the parish. At the same time, in his desire to fit in and be popular with others, he behaved in a way that would garner their acceptance, rather than the holy way in which a priest should deport himself. Deep down he knew he was not being the type of priest he should, but he hid that enough for people to believe he was a good priest.

On October 18, 1985, Fr. Scheier was traveling from Wichita to his parish, Parish of the Sacred Heart, in Fredonia, Kansas, 86 miles away. He was involved in a terrible head-on collision  with a pickup truck. Fr. Scheier was thrown from his vehicle. His entire scalp was taken off on the right side and the part of his brain was sheared off..

In the ambulance on the way to the hospital he repeated the Hail Mary over and over. A nurse in the ambulance who had helped save his life, unfamiliar with the prayer, tried her best to help him pray.  Once at the hospital, the doctor sewed his scalp back on and called for the Lifewatch helicopter to bring him to another hospital in Wichita. He had broken the second cervical vertebra in his neck; the "hangman's break." At that time he was given a 15% chance to live.

Throughout the entire tragedy,  his parishioners and people of other denominations led a huge prayer effort at the hospital and the rosary was recited for his recovery. Father Scheier needed no surgery. He spent two months in the hospital before he returned to his parish in May 1986.

One day when celebrating Mass and proclaiming the Gospel about the fig tree (Luke 13:1-9), the page enlarged, became illuminated, and came off the lectionary toward Fr. Scheier. Startled, he finished Mass as best he could. Once back at the rectory, Father Scheier was able to remember a spiritual experience that had taken place just after the accident had occurred. Fr. Scheier found himself standing before the judgment of Jesus. The Lord showed him his entire life, and how he had failed in his priestly service. In the presence of Jesus, it is impossible to state anything but the truth and Father Scheier acknowledged that all the sins being revealed were true. He knew he deserved hell and stated so. He used to go to confession regularly before the accident but he did not have a purpose of amendment with true repentance, and had always thought there would be plenty of time convert his soul.  

At that moment he heard a woman say, “Son, will you please spare his life and his eternal soul?”

The Lord replied, “Mother, he has been a priest for twelve years for himself and not for me.  Let him reap the punishment he deserves.”

“But Son,” she responded, “If we give him special graces and strengths then let’s see if he bears fruit. If not, Your will be done.”

There was very short pause, after which Jesus said, “Mother, he’s yours.”

Ever since his memory of this miraculous second chance, Father Scheier has been devoted to Our Lady. Father Scheier learned the beautiful truth that no one of the Blessed Trinity can refuse the wishes of Our Lady; Our Holy Mother.

At the foot of the cross Jesus looked on his mother Mary and, with the words, "Mother, behold thy son," and to John, "Behold they mother," Jesus Himself made Mary the mother of each of us, and of the Catholic Church.

Father Scheier's miraculous Gospel passage, “Look here, for three years now I have been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and finding none. Cut it down: why should it be taking up the ground?”
“Sir,” the man replied, “Leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it: it may bear fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down.” (Luke 13:7-9)

Click this link to see a video of Father Scheier telling his story. Father Scheier Speaks of His Near Death Experience With Jesus and Mary

Pray the rosary to save the souls of priests and other religious; our leaders in faith.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Miracles Within Tragedy

 Top: Representative Gabrielle Giffords
Bottom:  On her wedding day to Astronaut Mark E. Kelly in 2007

On January 8, 2011, a mentally deranged twenty two year old man approached and shot Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a group of people who surrounded her as she was having a public meeting with her constituents at a supermarket. The gunman killed six people and injured thirteen others.

Oftentimes things happen, whether serendipitous or tragic, where God's hand can be seen in the works. The following paragraphs describe some amazing facts within this horrible tragedy.
 Christina with her mother Roxanna

One of the tragic losses was a nine year old girl. Christina Taylor Green was one of 50 babies born on 9/11/01 featured in a book called, "Faces of Hope."  She had just made her first Holy Communion last spring, and sang in the church choir of St. Odilia's Catholic Church. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson, away in Jordan at a Bishops' meeting, wrote in a letter when he heard of the tragedy, "Let the children come to me,' Jesus said (Matthew 19:14). Christina is with Him."Her date of death is 1/8/11; if you add the 1 and 8, you get 9. Once again we have 9/11. Her courageous, yet heartbroken mother Roxanna says Christina is a little angel in heaven with her grandmother who passed away last year.

Congress in session, the reading of the Constitution

Father Jonathan Morris, parochial vicar for the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral said that it is a miracle of God that Representative Gabrielle Giffords is alive and was communicative after she was shot. The bullet which hit her entered the temple and exited her forehead. She is expected to live although the extent of her injuries is unknown. In an ironic twist, the first order on the agenda for the new 112th Congress this past week was to read the Constitution on the House floor, something that hadn't been done for 217 years. Representative Giffords read aloud the part of the Constitution which speaks about important freedoms, including speech, assembly and religion,  "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Daniel Hernandez holds Gifford's hand as she is wheeled to a waiting ambulance

Rather than running away, Daniel Hernandez ran toward the shots as he heard them being fired. He noticed many people lying on the ground, including a little girl. He began moving from person to person checking pulses, "First the neck, then the wrist," he said. Then he saw Giffords. She had fallen and was lying contorted on the sidewalk, bleeding. Using his hand, Hernandez applied pressure to the entry wound on her forehead. He pulled her into his lap and held her upright against him so she wouldn't choke on her own blood. Giffords was conscious, but quiet. While holding Giffords, he gave verbal instructions to others who were trying to help victims on the scene. Daniel Hernandez helped keep Giffords alive until paramedics arrived. He climbed into the ambulance with her and on the ride to the hospital, held her hand. She squeezed his back. Later, he was ecstatic to learn that she was alive and fighting, and a hospital physician credits him with helping save her life. Hernandez, was a 20 year old student at the University of Arizona who had been U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' intern for only five days before this tragedy occurred.

Judge John Roll

Also killed was well-respected Federal Judge John Roll, age 63. Receiving an email blast about his friend Gabrielle Gifford's event, "Congress on Your Corner" at, ironically enough, Safeway grocery store, he decided to stop by before he spent Saturday at home. As was his usual routine, he had just attended daily Catholic mass at the nearby St. Augustine Cathedral. Minutes later, he was dead.

Scene of the shooting
 Bill Badger is credited with stopping the carnage before it got worse. He heard the gunshots and saw that Loughner was shooting down the line of waiting people. The shooter looked right at him and shot just as Badger ducked to the left. He felt a sting at the back of his head. After that, Badger noticed Loughner paused to reload his 9 mm Glock. An unidentified person behind the shooter sprang into action and slammed the shooter in the head with a folding chair. When the stunned shooter slumped forward, Badger grabbed his left arm while another person grabbed his right. Together they pulled him to the ground. The shooter attempted to grab the gun which had landed inches from himself, but the heroes grabbed it away. Badger stated, "While we had him on the ground I saw blood running and it wasn't until then I realized it was coming from the back of my head." Badger was taken to St. Mary's Hospital with a bullet graze to the back of his head . Badger is a 74 year old retired United States army colonel.

Please pray the rosary for the injured in this tragedy, and for the families of those who were lost.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rabbi Reveals Name of the Messiah

Complete Article from Israel Today Magazine, April 30, 2007

"Shortly before he died, one of Israel's most prominent rabbis wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until now. When the note was opened, it revealed what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah.
A few months before he died, one of the nation’s most prominent rabbis, Yitzhak Kaduri, supposedly wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until now. When the note was unsealed, it revealed what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah. With the biblical name of Jesus, the Rabbi and kabbalist described the Messiah using six words and hinting that the initial letters form the name of the Messiah. The secret note said:

Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.
This I have signed in the month of mercy,
Yitzhak Kaduri

The Hebrew sentence (translated above in bold) with the hidden name of the Messiah reads: Yarim Ha’Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim
The initials spell the Hebrew name of Jesus, Yehoshua. Yehoshua and Yeshua are effectively the same name, derived from the same Hebrew root of the word “salvation” as documented in Zechariah 6:11 and Ezra 3:2. The same priest writes in Ezra, “Yeshua son of Yozadak” while writing in Zechariah “Yehoshua son of Yohozadak.” The priest adds the holy abbreviation of God’s name, ho, in the father’s name Yozadak and in the name Yeshua.

With one of Israel’s most prominent rabbis indicating the name of the Messiah is Yeshua, it is understandable why his last wish was to wait one year after his death before revealing what he wrote.

When the name of Yehoshua appeared in Kaduri’s message, ultra-Orthodox Jews from his Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva (seminary) in Jerusalem argued that their master did not leave the exact solution for decoding the Messiah’s name.

The revelation received scant coverage in the Israeli media. Only the Hebrew websites News First Class (Nfc) and mentioned the Messiah note, insisting it was authentic. The Hebrew daily Ma'ariv ran a story on the note but described it as a forgery.

Jewish readers responded on the websites' forums with mixed feelings: “So this means Rabbi Kaduri was a Christian?” and “The Christians are dancing and celebrating,” were among the comments.

Israel Today spoke to two of Kaduri’s followers in Jerusalem who admitted that the note was authentic, but confusing for his followers as well. “We have no idea how the Rabbi got to this name of the Messiah,” one of them said.

Yet others completely deny any possibility that the note is authentic. Kaduri’s son, Rabbi David Kaduri, said that at the time the note was written (September 2005), his father’s physical condition made it impossible for him to write.

A few months before Kaduri died at the age of 108, he surprised his followers when he told them that he met the Messiah. Kaduri gave a message in his synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, teaching how to recognize the Messiah. He also mentioned that the Messiah would appear to Israel after Ariel Sharon’s death. (The former prime minister is still in a coma after suffering a massive stroke more than a year ago.)
Other rabbis predict the same, including Rabbi Haim Cohen, kabbalist Nir Ben Artzi and the wife of Rabbi Haim Kneiveskzy.

Kaduri’s grandson, Rabbi Yosef Kaduri, said his grandfather spoke many times during his last days about the coming of the Messiah and redemption through the Messiah.

His spiritual portrayals of the Messiah—reminiscent of New Testament accounts—were published on the websites and Nfc:

“It is hard for many good people in society to understand the person of the Messiah. The leadership and order of a Messiah of flesh and blood is hard to accept for many in the nation. As leader, the Messiah will not hold any office, but will be among the people and use the media to communicate. His reign will be pure and without personal or political desire. During his dominion, only righteousness and truth will reign.

“Will all believe in the Messiah right away? No, in the beginning some of us will believe in him and some not. It will be easier for non-religious people to follow the Messiah than for Orthodox people.

“The revelation of the Messiah will be ful lled in two stages: First, he will actively confirm his position as Messiah without knowing himself that he is the Messiah. Then he will reveal himself to some Jews, not necessarily to wise Torah scholars. It can be even simple people. Only then he will reveal himself to the whole nation. The people will wonder and say: ‘What, that’s the Messiah?’ Many have known his name but have not believed that he is the Messiah.”

Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri was known for his photographic memory and his memorization of the Bible, the Talmud, Rashi and other Jewish writings. He knew Jewish sages and celebrities of the last century and rabbis who lived in the Holy Land and kept the faith alive before the State of Israel was born.

Kaduri was not only highly esteemed because of his age of 108. He was charismatic and wise, and chief rabbis looked up to him as a Tsadik, a righteous man or saint. He would give advice and blessings to everyone who asked. Thousands visited him to ask for counsel or healing. His followers speak of many miracles and his students say that he predicted many disasters.

When he died, more than 200,000 people joined the funeral procession on the streets of Jerusalem to pay their respects as he was taken to his final resting place.

“When he comes, the Messiah will rescue Jerusalem from foreign religions that want to rule the city,” Kaduri once said. “They will not succeed for they will fight against one another.”

In an interview with Israel Today, Rabbi David Kaduri, the 80-year-old son of the late Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, denied that his father left a note with the name Yeshua just before he died.

“It’s not his writing,” he said when we showed him a copy of the note.

During a nighttime meeting in the Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva in Jerusalem, books with the elder Kaduri’s handwriting from 80 years ago were presented to us in an attempt to prove that the Messiah note was not authentic.

When we told Rabbi Kaduri that his father’s official website ( had mentioned the Messiah note, he was shocked. “Oh no! That’s blasphemy. The people could understand that my father pointed to him [the Messiah of the Christians].”

David Kaduri confirmed, however, that in his last year, his father had talked and dreamed almost exclusively about the Messiah and his coming. “My father has met the Messiah in a vision,” he said, “and told us that he would come soon.”

Israel Today was given access to many of the rabbi's manuscripts, written in his own hand for the exclusive use of his students. Most striking were the cross-like symbols painted by Kaduri all over the pages. In the Jewish tradition, one does not use crosses. In fact, even the use of a plus sign is discouraged because it might be mistaken for a cross.

But there they were, scribbled in the rabbi's own hand. When we asked what those symbols meant, Rabbi David Kaduri said they were “signs of the angel." Pressed further about the meaning of the “signs of the angel," he said he had no idea. Rabbi David Kaduri went on to explain that only his father had had a spiritual relationship with God and had met the Messiah in his dreams.

Orthodox Jews around the Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva told Israel Today a few weeks later that the story about the secret note of Rabbi Kaduri should never have come out, and that it had damaged the name the revered old sage."

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Monday, January 3, 2011

More Christian Persecution

Once again, Coptic Christians were targeted for death in Egypt. On New Year’s Eve, just after church services for about 1000 people ended and many were exiting the church, a suicide car bomb exploded causing the deaths of 21 innocent people. 97 people were wounded. This attack comes in the wake of threats to Iraqui Christians from the radical Muslim Al Qaeda group. This suicide bombing was very different from the, sadly, more common shooting attacks.

The Christians in Egypt feel that the government does not take the attacks against them by Muslim extremists seriously. After the bombing, the people expressed their rage, "Now it's between Christians and the government, not between Muslims and Christians," shrieked one Christian woman as several hundred young men clashed with helmeted riot police in the street outside the targeted church hours after the blast.

Flaming mangled cars littered the street and blood was spattered on the church, a painting of Jesus inside, and the mosque across the street. Statues of Jesus and Mary inside had toppled to the ground. Later, after the dead and injured were taken away, Christians waved white sheets with red crosses drawn on them in what appeared to be blood.

In the United States, on the show “2010 in Review,” Katie Couric, a famous CBS evening news anchor, worried about the image of Muslims in America, said “The bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface. Of course, a lot of noise was made about the Islamic Center, mosque, down near the World Trade Center, but I think there wasn’t enough sort of careful analysis and evaluation of where this bigotry toward 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, and how this seething hatred many people feel for all Muslims, which I think is so misdirected, and so wrong — and so disappointing.” She added, ““Maybe we need a Muslim version of ’The Cosby Show,’”

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak tried to downplay the attack against Christians to prevent religious tensions by calling this an attack against all Egypt and stating, "terrorism does not distinguish between Copt and Muslim."

In Rome, Pope Benedict XVI said the attack "offends God and all of humanity." He also condemned the bombing as a "vile gesture", the latest in a series of attacks on Christians in the Middle East and Africa.

Please continue to pray the rosary to help those Christians being persecuted, and to shine the light of truth into those who are deluded, believing that this is not a spiritual battle for souls. According to Our Lady at Fatima, “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”