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Category Archive: Message Board

Exhortation:

COME LORD JESUS!

Today – 22nd of July – is the Feast day of St. Mary Magdalene; the first disciple to see the Risen Lord on Easter Sunday.

The Easter Sunday appearance of the Lord Jesus to St. Mary Magdalene has so many meanings and significances. We shall over the next few days be meditating and reflecting on some on these meanings and significances.

But first, let us remember to keep the Christians of Iraq  in our prayers, as they face serious persecution, from the hands of the enemies of the Salvation of our Lord Jesus. May the Lord Jesus send his holy Servants (Angels and Saints) to aid them in this grave moment of severe trial. May they triumph in the glory, the Lord our God, has kept for those who keep their faith in Him. Amen.

1st Meditation:

The first thing we want to reflect on is the fact that Mary Magdalene did not recognize the Lord Jesus when he spoke to her. In fact she thought she was speaking with a gardener.

St. John the Evangelist tells us:

“But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb,
and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain,
one at the head and one at the feet.
13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”
14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing,
but she did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?”
Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away
.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned and said to him, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher in Hebrew).”
(John 20 v 11-16)

The question is why did Mary Magdalene not recognize her Master? Why did she not recognize the person who drove away the seven demons that had previously tormented her? Why did she not recognize the person who had showed her so much favor, when another person in similar circumstances could have said: “move on or get lost”?

But the Lord Jesus did not tell her to “move on or get lost.” Rather, he showed her love and concern. Rather, he forgave all her sins. Rather, he gave her a new start. Rather, he drew her into the inner circle of disciples, privileged with ready access to the Lord Jesus.

So, the question is why did Mary Magdalene not recognize Jesus?

Before we go any further we must remember that it was not only Mary Magdalene that did not readily recognize Jesus after his resurrection.

The disciples on the Road to Emmaus did not also recognize him. Some of the disciples at Galilee still doubted it was him. And some of the Apostles thought Jesus was a ghost.

Thus we have the situation of people trying to believe that someone previously dead and entombed could come back to life; combined with the fact that the Risen Christ appeared somewhat different from the way his disciples have known him to be.

What are we trying to say?

We are saying that Jesus of Nazareth in the days leading to (and including) his Passion and Crucifixion, looked different from Jesus of Nazareth on the Day of his Resurrection.

In other words Jesus suffered torture, beatings, humiliations, crucifixion and agonizing death; and resurrected on the third day, with the same body which, however, looked somewhat different.

In short, the crucified body of Jesus was the same as his resurrected body, but yet it was different.

Let us go back a little and remember that the Lord Jesus knew what his passion and death would entail. He had already foreseen, and foretold, his forthcoming humiliating and horrific death.

As is traditional with mystics, Jesus must have prepared for this momentous event with prayer and fasting, even in the midst of his final preachings and miracles. In a similar way the Lord Jesus had prepared for his public ministry by 40-days of prayer and fasting in the wilderness.

Now couple this ascetic preparation with the actual physical and psychological pressure of the Passion, Crucifixion and Death and we get a picture of how the Lord Jesus looked physically on that very first Good Friday (indeed on that very first Holy Thursday). And then add on the effects of his death on the Cross at Golgotha.

What are we saying?

That the crucified body of Jesus was the same as his resurrected body, but yet it was different.

Of course it was different. It was now the resurrected body. It was a body in a different condition. It was a glorious body.

It is this same type of glorious body that Christians will have, when we all resurrect with our physical bodies, at the end of Time.

As the St. John tell us:

“We know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”
(1 John 3 v 2)

This glorious body which is the Risen body of Jesus was healthy-looking, good-looking and fresh-looking.

Is there any wonder then that people did not recognize Jesus immediately, since the body of his Passion was in such a terrible physical state?

Is it any wonder that St Mary Magdalene who was at the foot of the Cross to witness the final horrors of the Passion of the Lord Jesus, did not readily recognized the Risen Jesus?

Is it any wonder that an incredulous St. Thomas the Twin refused to believe that Jesus had resurrected, in spite of the reassurances of the other Apostles? Could it not be that the description given him by the other Apostles of a healthy-looking, good-looking and fresh-looking Risen Christ was too much for “doubting Thomas”? Could that not be the reason why St. Thomas the Apostle insisted on seeing and thoroughly inspecting the Marks of the Passion of the Lord Jesus, before believing that it was really the same Jesus that he had previously know, followed and eaten with? Could this not be the reason why the Lord Jesus obliged him and allowed him to inspect the wounds of his Passion?

In summary:

The Lord Jesus proved, to his Apostles and disciples, that he was not a ghost by eating and drinking with them.

And the Lord Jesus proved that it was really him by showing them the Marks of his Passion. These Marks of his Passion the Apostles and Disciples saw; and St. Thomas Didymus was able to thoroughly inspect, and physically examine.

St. Luke the Evangelist describes to us how the Lord Jesus showed the Marks of his Passion to the Apostles and the other disciples:

“Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”37 But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a ghost. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a ghost has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.”
(Luke 24 v 36-43)

Therefore the Marks of the Passion of our Lord Jesus, were from the beginning, one of the critical ways he proved to people, that the body which suffered torture, crucifixion and death, is the same body that resurrected.

The resurrected body of Jesus was a glorious body, a healthy-looking body, a good-looking body, a fresh-looking body; but it was still the one and the same body, that had suffered the Passion, Crucifixion, and Death on the Cross.

And the Marks of the Passion, Crucifixion and Death of Jesus proved this. The Five holy wounds, and the other numerous wounds, all proved beyond doubt that the Risen body of Jesus was the Crucified body of Jesus.

These Marks of the Passion of Jesus proved that Jesus was not a ghost, and proved that he was not an impostor.

And this brings us to the image revealed to Sr. Faustina Helena Kowalska.

The long and short of this image is that it has an impostor posing in it. In so far as the impostor claims to be Jesus of Nazareth in his passion; but without any of the distinguishing Marks of the Passion of our Lord Jesus. The Marks which were clearly visible to the Apostles and which St. Thomas the Twin, was allowed to thoroughly inspect and physically examine.

The perplexing question is: how come majority of the theologians in Rome accept this image as authentic?

The other Thomas (i.e. St. Thomas Aquinas) writes in Summa Theologica (third part; question 54; article 4):

“I answer that, It was fitting for Christ’s soul at His Resurrection to resume the body with its scars. In the first place, for Christ’s own glory. For Bede says on Luke 24:40 that He kept His scars not from inability to heal them, “but to wear them as an everlasting trophy of His victory.” Hence Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xxii): “Perhaps in that kingdom we shall see on the bodies of the Martyrs the traces of the wounds which they bore for Christ’s name: because it will not be a deformity, but a dignity in them; and a certain kind of beauty will shine in them, in the body, though not of the body.” Secondly, to confirm the hearts of the disciples as to “the faith in His Resurrection” (Bede, on Luke 24:40). Thirdly, “that when He pleads for us with the Father, He may always show the manner of death He endured for us” (Bede, on Luke 24:40). Fourthly, “that He may convince those redeemed in His blood, how mercifully they have been helped, as He exposes before them the traces of the same death” (Bede, on Luke 24:40). Lastly, “that in the Judgment-day He may upbraid them with their just condemnation” (Bede, on Luke 24:40). Hence, as Augustine says (De Symb. ii): “Christ knew why He kept the scars in His body. For, as He showed them to Thomas who would not believe except he handled and saw them, so will He show His wounds to His enemies, so that He who is the Truth may convict them, saying: ‘Behold the man whom you crucified; see the wounds you inflicted; recognize the side you pierced, since it was opened by you and for you, yet you would not enter.’”
[Summa Theologica (third part; question 54; article 4)]

In contrast to the evidence of St, Thomas Aquinas, St. Bede, St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Luke the Evangelist, NOT one single Mark of the Passion of our Lord Jesus can be seen in the image revealed to Sr. Faustina. Yet the person posing in the image, revealed to Sr. Faustina, claims that blood and water is flowing from his heart.

This is a big lie. An image of the passion of the Lord Jesus cannot exist without the Marks of his Passion.  We urge you all to review the materials presented here and here for details of the evil nature of this image and its devotion.

This is the image prophesied by St. John the Evangelist centuries ago. An image which is the image of the Beast, who works for the Ancient Serpent (the Dragon), who fights the people of God and will appear to conquer them; at least for a while:

“And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months; it opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, every one whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain”
(Revelation 13 v 5-8)

We urge you brothers and sisters stay away from this image! Stay away from this devotion! We can not say it, often, enough.

This image has an evil-being posing and claiming he is Jesus. He is not Jesus if he claims the Passion of Jesus, while the Marks of the Passion of Jesus are not present.

St. Paul tells us about the tricks of the Devil:

 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is not strange if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.”
(2 Corinthians 11 v14-15)

Our Lord and God is a merciful God, but the image revealed to Sr. Faustina is not from him.

Indeed the image revealed to Sr. Faustina is the image concocted-up by the father of lies. This image which was banned by the Holy Office in 1959 was rehabilitated by the Enemies of the Church of Christ. And within a space of 22 years, they turned an erstwhile banned private devotion, into a devotion that is part of the Catholic Church public liturgy.

The Enemies of the Cross of Christ have turned this devotion of lies into a devotion to rival the Easter Triduum. They will fail in their endeavor.

Brethren we repeat, for your own good, stay away from this evil image and its devotion!

These are some of the signs of the End-Times.

Let us pray, that St. Mary Magdalene help us to recognize the Christ Crucified and Christ Risen, as he really is.

Let us pray, that St. Mary Magdalene help us to ferret-out every evil impostor claiming to be Our Redeemer.

Let us pray, that St. Mary Magdalene help us to stay away from the image set-up by that ancient enemy of Man, called the Dragon.

Let us hold on tightly to our Catholic Faith. These dangerous times require plenty of faith and endurance on the part of Christians. Because things are not as they should be, in the last 50 years or so, within the Catholic Church – founded on the Solid Rock of St. Peter, the Prince of the Apostles.

Let us remember that in the end, the Catholic Church will come out of the present predicament, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph, and the Lord Jesus will appear on the clouds of Heaven, in the Glory of his Father.

St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us.

The Spirit says come!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us

COME LORD JESUS!

22nd July, 2014

Category Archive: Message Board

Exhortation:

COME LORD JESUS!

The news from Iraq is grim; especially the news from the city of Mosul, where Christians have been given ultimatum to convert or die. Many of those Christians – in the face of serious and persistent threats, and actual violence – are now on the run.

In 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq; today they are estimated to be less than 200,000 in number. And their numbers continue to dwindle every day.

The Islamic extremists, presently in charge of large parts of the country, are bent on wiping out 1900 year old history  of Christianity in Iraq, as a whole, and the city of Mosul in particular.

Let us remember to pray for the Christians in Iraq, that the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ may give them succor and come to their rescue. And if the ultimate sacrifice should beckon, then the Christians in Iraq should embrace it, with the equanimity and the joy, founded on the certainty of the Triumph of Jesus of Nazareth.

At this point in time, let us recall what happened in March 2000, when the then pope – John Paul II – went to the state of Jordan and said this:

“May Saint John Baptist protect Islam”

[  You can see the quote by following the link below:

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/travels/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20000321_wadi-al-kharrar_en.html    ]

In other words John Paul II prayed that St. John the Baptist – who identified Jesus, as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world – should protect a religion opposed to this testimony.

John Paul II prayed that St. John the Baptist should protect the religion of Islam. A religion that says Jesus of Nazareth is NOT the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

A religion that says Jesus of Nazareth did NOT die for anybody’s sins.

A religion that says Jesus was NOT crucified for anybody’s sins.

A religion that says Jesus is NOT the only-begotten Son of God.

Now we look at the events in Mosul, Iraq and we ask you all: do you think in your hearts that a Catholic – who kissed the Muslim book, the Quran, and prayed that St. John the Baptist protect the religion of Islam – is a Catholic saint?

Do you think a Catholic – who allowed the statue of Buddha to be placed on the altar of the Blessed Sacrament – is a Catholic saint?

Do you think a Catholic – who allowed animists to recite their satanic incantations in the church at Assisi, Italy – is a Catholic saint?

Here then is the message:

Woe betide any Catholic who venerates the relics of John Paul II.

Woe betide any Catholic who venerates the images of John Paul II.

Woe betide any Catholic who promotes devotion to John Paul II.

Woe betide any Catholic who promotes devotion to Pope John Paul II among the children, the youth, the simple or the ignorant.

It would have been better if such Catholic promoter had a millstone hung on his neck and then be tossed into the open sea.

St John the Evangelist says:

“If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also shall drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name”
(Revelation 14 v 9-11)

Stay away from the relics and images of John Paul II (aka Karol Wojtyla)!

Stay away from the image of the Beast! Stay away from the icon of the Beast!

We say these with a clear conscience: this is the message from our Lord Jesus.

A word, they say, is enough for the wise.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us

COME LORD JESUS!

21st July, 2014

Category Archive: Message Board

Exhortation:

COME LORD JESUS!

Concerning these Last Days, the Lord Jesus speaks to us himself; as we read in today’s Sunday Mass:

“Another parable he put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”
(Matthew 13 v 24-30)

And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”

 He answered, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. 41 The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.”
(Matthew 13 v 37-43)

Psalm of the Week:

 “Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the Rock; 25 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the Sand; 27 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”
(Matthew 7 v 24-27)

1. God of mercy and compassion,
Look with pity upon me,
Father, let me call Thee Father,
‘Tis Thy child returns to Thee.

Refrain:
Jesus, Lord, I ask for mercy;
Let me not implore in vain;
All my sins, I now detest them,
Never will I sin again.

2. By my sins I have deserved
Death and endless misery,
Hell with all its pains and torments,
And for all eternity.
(Refrain)

3. By my sins I have abandoned
Right and claim to heav’n above.
Where the saints rejoice forever
In a boundless sea of love.

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Petition of the Week:

May our Lord Jesus be pleased with our thoughts.
May our Lord Jesus be pleased with our words.
May our Lord Jesus be pleased with our desires.
May our Lord Jesus be pleased with our acts.
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May the Lord Jesus be pleased with my song!

Because my happiness comes from him!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
Praise the Lord!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us

COME LORD JESUS!

20th July, 2014

Category Archive: Message Board

Exhortation:

COME LORD JESUS!

Jesus is the same: yesterday, today and tomorrow.

He says to us repeatedly:

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest;for my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

Let us rejoice in the presence of our Lord and God.

Holy God, we praise Thy Name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in Heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.

Hark! the loud celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising,
Cherubim and Seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising;
Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us

COME LORD JESUS!

19th July, 2014