Monday, November 10, 2014

DUPONT'S SUMMARY OF THE EXPECTED CHASTISEMENT


REMAIN IN THE STATE OF GRACE!

PRAY FOR SOULS!


[Yves Dupont's summary is probably the best outline of the expected Chastisement and what to do about it that I've found. Of course, the one message received by all visionaries who were visited by  the Blessed Mother and other heavenly visitors on the subject of the coming Chastisement is CONVERSION ... PRAYER ... PENANCE.  Heaven wants to save souls!  The urgency is now to save as many souls as possible.  The Ultimate Purpose of Yves Dupont's work is to SAVE SOULS.

NOTHING WE DO TO "GET READY" WILL SAVE US IF WE ARE NOT "READY" SPIRITUALLY ON THAT DAY.  
On page 37 of his pamphlet, "The Prophecies of La Fraudais, Part III" which I transcribed for you, Dupont goes on to give an outline of the Chastisement as he expected it to happen some day. Remember that he died in 1979, so he did not know about Medjugorje. Jeanne]
A Summary of a future Chastisement by Yves Dupont

APPENDIX I

Act of God, the Warning, & the Miracle

The most spectacular aspect of the Act of God will be the three days of darkness over the whole earth. The Three Days have been announced by many mystics, viz., Anna-Maria Taigi, Padre Pio [Padre Pio said that he did not announce the Three Days of Darkness, but I put it here in order to be faithful to Dupont's text. We do not really need Saint Pio's testimony, anyway. There are so many other prophecies about it. Jeanne], Elizabeth Canori-More, Rosa-Colomba Asdente, Palma d’Oria, in Italy; Father Nectou, in Belgium; St. Hildegard, in Germany; Pere Lamy, Marie Baourdi, Marie Martel, Marie-Julie Jahenny, in France. (This list is not exhaustive; many more mystics have announced the Three Days.)


The Church does not oblige us to believe in any particular prophecy as a matter of faith, but we are indeed obliged to believe that prophecies may be made even in our own times, for this is in the Gospel: the Holy Ghost will speak to many in the Latter Days.


Moreover, when an identical prophecy has been made by widely separated people in time and space, when this particular prophecy was accompanied by other predictions which have already come to pass, and when the holiness of the mystics in question has been recognised by the Church, we would be foolish indeed not to believe that the prophecy must come to pass. Such is the case concerning the Three Days of Darkness. How else could we explain that an illiterate peasant woman of Brittany is describing the very thing that another mystic in, say Germany or Italy is also describing?


THE PROXIMATE SIGNS


Here are the proximate signs in their probable order of occurrence. This, to be sure, is only my own opinion, and I may be wrong for I am no prophet myself; but, after studying a large number of prophecies, this order appears to me to be the most likely.


1. Flouting of church laws, irreverence and immodesty in church, fall in attendance at church.


2. Lack of charity towards other, heartlessness, indifference, divisions, contentions, godlessness, pride in human knowledge.


3. Breakdown of family life: immorality, adultery, perversion of youth (e.g. homosexuals giving lectures in schools), immodest fashions (e.g. mini-skirts and hot pants, bikinis and see-throughs), people concerned only with eating, drinking, dancing and other pleasures.


4. Civil commotions, contempt for authority, downfall of governments, confusion in high places, corruption, coups d’etat, civil war, revolution.


(The first four proximate signs have already come to pass, at least partly; for we are yet to see civil war and revolution in the West. But the sequence of events is not strictly chronological; there is room for some overlapping. Thus, the 5th proximate sign seems to have begun also.)


5. Floods and droughts, crop failures, unusual weather, tornadoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, famines, epidemics, unknown diseases (e.g. new strains of viruses.)


THE WARNING AND THE MIRACLE


These will take place between proximate and the immediate signs. Both will be supernatural occurrences, and the Miracle will closely follow the Warning. There will be a solar prodigy; a Cross will be visible in the sky all over the world. The Warning will be associated with the letter “A”; it will not fall on a Feast day of Our Lady, nor on the 18th of the month.


The Miracle will fall on the Feast day of a young martyr of the Eucharist; this will be on a Thursday evening, and it will coincide with an important Church event.


Since the Miracle is to be seen only in Northern Spain and in Rome, and since the Cross in the sky is to be seen everywhere, it seems that the latter occurrence will take place with the Warning, not with the Miracle. However, the Miracle may also have a Cross in the sky.


During the Warning, everyone will be made aware of his/her own sinfulness, and many will wish to die, but the Warning itself will be completely harmless.


Both the Warning and the Miracle must be viewed as the last act of mercy from God, a final appeal to mankind to do penance before the three days of darkness and the destruction of three-quarters of the human race. At a time when the murder of unborn babies and the sin of Sodom and Lesbos have become respectable and, sometimes, legal, we should not wonder why God is going to punish mankind.


By that time, war and revolution will have already caused a high death toll, and communism will be victorious, but all this will be as nothing compared with the death toll caused by the Three Days.


THE IMMEDIATE SIGN


It will be a bitterly cold winter night in the Northern hemisphere. (Presumably, a very cold summer night in Australia or, by contrast, a torrid night.) The wind will howl and roar. Lightning and thunderbolts of an unprecedented magnitude will strike the earth. The whole earth will shake, heavenly bodies will be disturbed – (this will be the beginning of the Three Days). Every Demon, every evil spirit will be released from hell and allowed to roam the earth. Terrifying apparitions will take place. Many will die from sheer fright. Fire will rain forth from the sky, all large cities will be destroyed, poisonous gases will fill the air, cries and lamentations everywhere. The unbelievers will burn in the open like withered grass. The entire earth will be afflicted; it will look like a huge graveyard.


As soon as you notice that bitterly cold night, go indoors, lock all the doors and windows, pull down the blinds, stick adhesive paper on vents and around windows and doors. Do not answer calls from outside, do not look at (out?) the windows, or you will die on the spot: keep your eyes down to make sure you do not see the windows; the Wrath of God is mighty and no one should attempt to behold it. Light blessed wax candles; nothing else will burn, but the candles will not be extinguished once lit. Nothing will put them out in the houses of the faithful, but they will not burn in the houses of the godless. Sprinkle holy water about and windows: the devils fear holy water. Bless yourself with it and anoint your five senses with it: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet, and forehead. Keep on hand a sufficient supply of drinking water and, if possible, food also (but you can live without food for three days.) Kneel down and pray incessantly with outstretched arms, or prostrate on the floor. Make acts of contrition, faith, hope and charity. Above all, say the Rosary and meditate on the sorrowful mysteries.


Some people, especially children, will be taken up to Heaven beforehand to spare them the horror of these days. People caught outdoors will die instantly. Three-quarters of the human race will be exterminated, - more men than women. No one will escape the terror of these days.


But, when all seems lost and hopeless, then, in the twinkling of an eye, the ordeal will be over: the sun will rise and shine again as in springtime over a purified earth.


Some nations will disappear entirely, and the face of the earth will be changed. There will be no more “Big Business” and huge factories which sap men’s souls. Craftmanship will revive, and assembly lines will give way to the working bench.


People will return to the land, but food will be scarce for about three years. Married women will bear many children, for it will be regarded as a disgrace not to have children, - no more “career women”addicted to the “pill.” Unmarried females, - there will be many, will enter the religious orders and form large congregations of Nuns within the reborn Church. Disease will decrease dramatically, and mental illnesses will be rare, for man will have retrieved his natural environment. It will be an age of faith, true brotherhood between neighbours, civil harmony, peace, and prosperity. The land will yield crops as never before. Police will have little work to do: crime will disappear almost entirely. Mutual trust and honesty will be universal. There will be little work for lawyers, either. All the manpower which is currently taken up by the wickedness of the modern world will be released and available for the production of useful commodities. Thus, prosperity will be very great. This wonderful period will probably last 30 years approximately.


As soon as you see the sun rise again at the end of the Three Days, drop to your knees and give thanks to God.


WHAT TO DO NOW


Be warned, SPREAD THE MESSAGE, but do not fear: it would be an offence to God to show lack of confidence in His protection. Those who spread the message will be protected, but the scoffers, the skeptics, and those who dismiss the message because they are frightened, will not escape the chastisement.

Remain in the state of grace!
Pray for Souls

SPREAD THE MESSAGE; do not be put out by those who laugh it off or think you are a bit queer. This is the price we have to pay, for no disciple of Christ can escape scorn or even persecution. Remain in the state of grace. Go to Mass, and regularly receive Holy Communion. Say your Rosary every day. Obtain some wax candles and have these blessed by a Traditionalist priest. Do not buy ordinary white candles, they are not made of wax. Do not trust either a “new-breed” priest to bless your candles. Pray for the Church and for the Pope in particular; it is not for us to judge the Pope, no matter what he does or says, - this is God’s prerogative, but we must pray for him. Say the prayer to St. Michael which Leo XIII composed after witnessing a terrifying vision of Satan’s power. Wear the Brown Scapular and the miraculous medal. Deny yourself some legitimate pleasures and entertainment; many seers insist on this. Eat sparingly, frugally, to sustain life more than to gratify the palate. When the proximate signs are over, i.e. war and revolution culminating in the victory of Communism, when you behold the Warning, then store up food, drinking water, blankets and other necessities.


APPENDIX II

A Puzzling Question

When I speak of the “Act of God” I always mean the Three Days of Darkness which will cause Communism to collapse and which will purify the earth. But, in fact, there will be three separate Acts of God, namely, the Warning, the Miracle and the Three Days. [The Warning and the Miracle are part of the Medjugorje Secrets and were also announced at Garabandal. Jeanne]


How does the battle of the Birch-Tree plain which the Great Monarch will wage against Russian troops fit into all this?


I must confess that I am not cerain at all whether the Birch-Tree battle will take place after the Warning or after the Three Days.


On the onehand, it does not seem that a battle could be waged after the Three Days, nor would it be necessary, since all the wicked will have perished.


On the other hand, if the battle takes place after the Warning, it would seem to indicate that the Great Monarch’s victory will not be decisive enough to eradicate Communism everywhere and that the Three Days will be necessary to achieve this.


Perhaps, then, the Great Monarch’s victory will have the only effect of saving France from a Russian invasion, but Communism itself will collapse only as a result of the Three Days with will come a little later.


However, a further objection arises: some prophets tell us that the Great Monarch will “uproot all Republics” and that he will wage war in the Middle East against the Mohammedans. How could he achieve this between the Warning and the Three Days? Or will this take place after the Three Days? But we have just seen that no wicked will be alive after the Three Days! Moreover, the earth will be utterly devastated, - no roads, no ships, no petrol, no fuel of any sort will be available. No war can be waged in such circumstances.


(Incidentally, the shortage of petrol is likely to be felt long before the Three Days: when the Mohammedans invade Europe, they will first cut off all oil supplies. This is not in the prophecies, but it is reasonable to assume that they will do so. It also tallies with the predictions which say that the Great Monarch will mount a “white horse”; in the circumstances prevailing today, we would expect him to ride in a tank. But if there is no petrol available, the old-fashioned horse is the only possible alternative.)


Perhaps it is only after the Three Days that he will “uproot all Republics,” for the good people who have survived the Three Days may still need human guidance in order not to fall back into the deadly errors of Republicanism and Democracy.


This appears to me to be the most plausible interpretation of the prophecies concerning this particular episode but, as I have said, it cannot be regarded as certain.

END OF PART III


For more on the Three Days of Darkness see:


(Researched and written by YVES DUPONT (1922-1979) in French, then translated by Dupont, himself, into English. Published in his own periodical, World Trends, published by TENET BOOKS, P.O. BOX 180, HAWTHORN, VIC. 3122, AUSTRALIA) I transcribed my issues of the World Trends, three part, July 1976,“Exclusive Edition” #47, #48, #49, word for word because it is practically impossible to obtain them now. It was evidently a miracle that I was able to purchase it several years ago, and I really feel an obligation to pass it on to you. So an unaltered version follows here. Any text in brackets [like this] is added by me to help with clarity. Jeanne)
These prophecies were compiled by Yves Dupont as excerpts from three French books :
1.“Le Ciel en Colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny” (December 1973)
2.“Marie-Julie Jahenny, la Stigmatisée de Blain” (September 1974)
3.“Les Prophéties de La Fraudais” (November 1974)
The prophecies were originally compiled by Fr. P. Roberdel from notes kept by various persons attending the ecstasies of Marie-Julie of Fraudais. The three books are available from: Editions Résiac, B.P.6, 53150, Montsurs, FRANCE.

THE SUMMARY FROM DUPONT'S BOOK,

CATHOLIC PROPHECY :  THE COMING CHASTISEMENT 

by Ives Dupont

(Quoted from) 

Back Cover 

St. Columba (6th century). "Hearken, hearken to what will happen in the latter days of the world!  There will be great wars; unjust laws will be enacted; the Church will be despoiled of her property; people will read and write a great deal; but charity and humility will be laughed to scorn, and the common people will believe in false ideas."

St. Methodius. "A day will come when the enemies of Christ will boast of having conquered the whole world. They will say: 'Christians cannot escape now!' But a Great King will arise to fight the enemies of God. He will defeat them, and peace will be given to the world, and the Church will be freed from her anxieties."



Frontpiece Summary

General Events:

• Not a two-camp war, but a multi-sided war.

• Not a war only, but a world-wide revolution as well.

• Not simply a man-made holocaust, but also a God-sent chastisement, accompanied by cosmic disturbances.

• To last about four years.


Particular Events:

The whole world will be involved in the fighting. A unique feature is the internal disintegration of the Western democracies and the invasion of Western Europe by Arab forces. 

The roles of the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. are not clear in the beginning. The U.S.A. may be involved in the Far-East or at home or both. The U.S.S.R. may want to keep out of the fray at first, while abetting the Arab world, or may be involved in Siberia. 

Civil wars rage in Western Europe. The Church is persecuted; the Pope leaves Rome and dies in exile; an anti-pope is installed in Rome; the Catholic Church is split, leaderless and completely disorganized. Communism is victorious. The Mo- 
hammedans invade Europe and commit innumerable atrocities. 

In the West, however, Christians rally around an unexpected leader, an army officer of royal blood, but their chances seem very slim. 

The natural disturbances begin: floods, droughts, famines. 

A comet approaches the earth: Whole mountains split open; huge tidal waves swallow up low-lying lands; stones fall from the sky; a deadly fog or gas poisons the atmosphere; a prolonged darkness envelops the earth. Two-thirds or three-fourths of the human race is wiped out. 

The powers of evil are shattered. The Christian Prince leads his growing army to battle and wins victory upon victory. In West Germany he crushes a Germano-Russian Army. Communism collapses everywhere. The Mohammedans are thrown back to the sea. The war is carried to Africa and the Middle East, where the Arab Power is dealt a deadly blow. At this stage, if not earlier, U.S. troops come to the assistance of Western Europe. 

Russia and China are converted to Catholicism, as also the Mohammedans. All non-Catholics return to Mother Church. A holy Pope is elected; he shows great firmness; and he restores all the former disciplines in the Church. 

All the nations of Western Europe unite and form a new Roman Empire, and accept as their emperor the great Christian Prince, chosen by God, who works hand-in-hand with the holy Pope. The triumph of the Catholic Church is universal. 

The whole world enjoys a period of complete peace and unprecedented prosperity in mutual love and respect among people and nations. 


This great peace will last until the coming of the Anti-Christ.


"And they did not understand
Until the flood came and
Swept them all away." (Matt. 24:39)


"This great peace will last 
until the coming of Antichrist."

"...unprecedented prosperity in mutual love
and respect among people and nations."




More about this book on this blog ............see "Quick Pages" on the right...........

Love, Jeanne

Sunday, October 26, 2014

AFIRE THROUGH PRAYER



Set the Earth on Fire
by Catherine De Hueck Doherty 

The only way to approach faith is on our knees, through prayer. We should not only kneel but be prostrate before him, falling on our faces, imploring, crying, out for growth in faith, so that we may believe ever more firmly, not only in God but also in one another--we who are fashioned in God's image.

Yes, we can reach God very simply when we prostrate ourselves before him. When I come before God like this I am transformed. And I need to be transformed.

Here I am, an arrogant and proud human being, capable of walking on the moon, of making fantastic instruments that send us pictures of other planets. In my arrogance and pride I am once again polishing the apple to eat, so to speak, to prove I am equal to God.

Suddenly, I realize my works are but nothing. God is God, and I am not. I am his creatures, the poor man of the Lord, the poor man of the Beatitudes. I realize that he really meant what he said: "Without me you can do nothing." (Jn. 15:5)

Prostration is humility. It's an acknowledgement of who I am, and who he is. A "prostrated Church" is a Church of what I call the humiliati: the poor, the forgotten, the lonely...

We shall reach God as he reached us, by covering our brokenness with his Incarnation. By incarnating himself, he has made us divine. We partake of this Incarnation through prayer and through the deep silence of the prostrated Church. It is not the silence of passivity, but the silence of fire and flame that possesses any person who approaches the invisible. [Servant of God Catherine De Hueck Doherty (d. 1985) was born in Russia and was the foundress of Madonna House in Combermere, Canada.]

This was quoted from Thursday, 24th October, 2013 of Magnificat pp 330-331, published PO Box 822, Yonkers, NY . 

Love, Jeanne

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, OUR DEFENDER

 

Let us Pray to Saint Michael ....

"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen."


Pope Leo XIII (1810 – 1903)

Pope Leo XIII was given a vision.
One day, after celebrating Mass, the aged Pope Leo XIII was in conference with the Cardinals when suddenly he sank to the floor in a deep swoon. Physicians who hastened to his side could find no trace of his pulse and feared that he had expired. However, after a short interval the Holy Father regained consciousness and exclaimed with great emotion: "Oh, what a horrible picture I have been permitted to see!"
He had been shown a vision of evil spirits who had been released from Hell and their efforts to destroy the Church. But in the midst of the horror the archangel St. Michael appeared and cast Satan and his legions into the abyss of hell. Soon afterwards Pope Leo XIII composed the following prayer to Saint Michael, which is the original version:

Original Version of the Prayer to St. Michael (shortened version below)
“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan. 
“Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

“Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.

V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

R. As we have hoped in Thee.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.”

[Roman Raccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902, London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.]

The Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

The well-known short version of this prayer follows. Pope Leo XIII ordered this prayer to be recited daily after Low Mass in all the churches throughout the Catholic world. However this practice was almost completely swept away in the 1960s by liturgical changes made in the wake of Vatican Council II. Tradition in Action

Pope John Paul II regretted this change and recommended that the practice of saying the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel be renewed. "On Sunday April 21st 1991, Pope John Paul II recommended this prayer be used by all Catholics as a prayer for the Church when he said: 'May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: "Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power." [Ephesians 6:10]. He continues, "The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel, "And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels." [Rev. 12:7] . Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to St. Michael throughout tlte Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world."'

Another source says, "Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have urged the faithful to pray it [the Prayer to Saint Michael] daily and especially after Mass."

 Short Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen."


If we don't ask, Michael has to just sit there on a cloud and wait. (No joke!) When we come forward, he gets right "on it" with the power given by God, Himself. The more we ask and the more of us who ask make a definite difference. Let's go, Christians!! Go Michael!! Are we the CHURCH MILITANT or not? Is Michael our CHAMPION or not? Some day we can sit "in the clouds" and  rest. Today we have  SEVEN+ BILLION SOULS TO CONSIDER !!


St. Michael, St. Gabriel, & St. Raphael, Archangels
Feast, September 29




Pray for Souls
Love, Jeanne

Friday, May 30, 2014

FEAST OF SAINT JOAN OF ARC, MAY 30


Saint Jeanne d'Arc was God's gift to Europe and history at a time of great need! 
Do we have a  NEW "time of great need?"


St. Joan of Arc by P. Dubois 1873


GOD CARED SO MUCH FOR EUROPE THAT HE SENT JEANNE D'ARC. 
THANKS TO HER "VOICES," SHE KNEW WHAT TO DO.  THANKS TO GOD'S GRACE, SHE WAS WILLING & ABLE TO DO IT.

LET US FAST & PRAY BECAUSE HE STILL CARES, 
AND THERE ARE STILL "VOICES."

GOD WAITS WITH MERCY TO SAVE US AGAIN, BUT 
WE HAVE TO ASK!


Let's Pray to Saint Joan of Arc  for her special intercession every day!

Joan of Arc by Julien Bastien-Lepage (1879)



JOAN OF ARC'S VOICES


Saint Michael the Archangel



Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Saint Margaret of Antioch



Jeanne d'Arc by Eugene Thirion (1876)


EUROPE, ARE YOU PRAYING TO SAINT JEANNE FOR HELP?

ASK FOR HER ASSISTANCE!!



Love, Jeanne

Friday, April 18, 2014

"PRAY FOR YOUR SHEPHERDS!"

Holy Thursday,  Special Day for Priests





"Pray for your Shepherds!"


Holy Thursday,  A Day for Priests
On this day, a special Mass is celebrated, all the priests of a diocese in one place.  By coming and enjoying this liturgy together they may grow in their bond with each other and their bishop, and of course, with Our Lord.
Our Lord and Our Lady know how hard it is to be a Holy Priest and have exhorted their followers to pray for priests.  Today, could we revive our undertaking to pray for priests regularly?

The following prayer was published by Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. in the current issue of MagnificatI think it is appropriate every day of the year!  Jeanne
Prayer for Priests

Divine Savior Jesus Christ, who has entrusted the whole work of your redemption, the welfare and salvation of the world, to priests as your representatives, through the hands of your most holy Mother and for the sanctification of your priests and candidates for the priesthood, I offer you this present day wholly and entirely, with all its prayers, works, joys, sacrifices, and sorrows. Give us truly holy priests who, inflamed with the fire of your divine love, seek, nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of our souls.
And you, Mary, good Mother of priests, protect all priests in the dangers of their holy vocation and, with the loving hand of a Mother, also lead back to the Good Shepherd those poor priests who have become unfaithful to their exalted vocation and have gone astray. Amen.
Magnificat Holy Week 2014 - Vol. 16, No. 1


"Christ the Good Shepherd" Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617 - 1682)


 "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"  J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Directed by Leopold Stokowski (1882 - 1977)

 
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, Holy Wisdom, Love most bright,
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring, Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned, With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown, Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding, Hark, what peaceful music rings,
Where the flock in Thee confiding, Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure, Theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own, In the love of joys unknown. 



Pray for Priests
Love, Jeanne