14 November 2014

These times


For a long time now this blog of mine has languished in a twilight state.  This will begin to change soon.

I have sat under obedience to wise guidance from my spiritual director to wait until I am specifically called upon by God or the Blessed Mother to write of my personal experiences with the Lord and the Saints... especially those that would now be categorised as having occurred during near-death experiences.  Now the time to write of these things is nearly at hand.

I suspect that the Lord has told me to prepare myself spiritually to begin writing is because these are days of confusion where we stand in the midst of a spiritual battleground but do not fully understand that we are all being called to spiritual warfer.  Soon even those who think a new springtime is just around the corner will instead see that 'an axe has been taken to the root'.

We must fortify ourselves and clean up our souls 'while it is yet day'.  If you have not been to Mass in a while or have not been to confession, call your parish and make an appointment with your priest for Confession.  Or if your parish priest is not big on the Sacrament of Confession ... find a parish where the priest takes seriously his role as a Confessor and make an appointment to see him post haste.  [Your priest may not have time to simply chat or visit, but I have yet to meet a sincere priest who did not make time for a specifically requested appointment for Confession.] 

Each day when you log on to the internet, begin your time by unfailingly saying Fr. Zuhlsdorf's internet collect:

Almighty and eternal God, who created us in Thine image and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Thine Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor, during our journeys through the internet we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Also, I heartily encourage everyone to take up a new devotional practise.  If you do not pray the Rosary, start praying it.  I recommend to all that on a daily basis we take up the Golden Arrow Prayer which the Lord Jesus dictated to Sister Mary of St. Peter:

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

[After receiving this prayer, Sister Mary of St. Peter was given a vision in which she saw the Sacred Heart of Jesus delightfully wounded by this "Golden Arrow", as torrents of graces streamed from It far the conversion of sinners.]

For those truly looking for a powerful devotion to anchor the spiritual warfare they are facing or are about to face, I recommend with all my heart the Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus.  Please click here for Holy Face Devotion resources for praying to Our Lord.

I also recommend praying the full and entire Litany to the Holy Face of Jesus each and every Friday.  Please click here for this beautiful and powerful form of prayer and devotion.

It goes without saying that our prayers must be accompanied by actions and sacrifices pleasing to the Lord and which also bear witness to the truth of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Saint Veronica, pray for us to the Lord.