MODERN mind has lost the flavor of Christianity. Most people have adopted the gospel "Life is short" and should be made pleasurable to the hilt. Adding to this indulgent philosophy is the admonition: "Love yourself."
What has the Blessed Virgin Mary to say about this? She has not remained silent and had words on this only last June 30, via mystic Pedro Regis.
Pedro who? Let us review.
Pedro Regis is a mystic from and in Anguera, Brazil and, since 1987, has received no less than 4,921 messages, mostly from the Blessed Mother. His mystical experiences have been supportive of the Magisterium of the Church, the importance of praher, the Holy Scriptures and the Euchariest.
With her traditional prudence and caution, the Church has not approved Pedro's mystic experiences but neither has she condemned them. The acceptability of Pedro, however, is grounded not only on the conformity of his experiences with the Church's teachings. Archbishop Zanoni of Anguera has been seen beside him before crowds to bless pilgrims. This says much about Pedro's credibility.
And so to go on with Our Lady Queen of Peace's message thru Pedro Regis on June 30, 2020, in regard to modern day materialism. Our Blessed Mother said as follows:
"Dear children, the road to holiness is full of obstacles, but do not forget that the way to Heaven passes through Calvary. Without carrying the cross you cannot reach Heaven. Open your hearts and accept God's Will for your lives. Humanity has turned away from the Creator and is walking along the paths of destruction that men have prepared with their own hands.
"The smoke of the Devil has spread everywhere and many of My poor children are walking like the blind leading the blind. Do not forget: in your hands the Holy Rosary and Sacred Scripture; in your hearts, the love of truth. You are heading towards a painful future. Discord will be present in the House of God and the consecrated will be at war. Give me your hands and I will lead you to the Great Victory. Courage. You are not alone. My Jesus walks with you. Onward without fear. This is the message that I give you today in the name of the Most Holy Trinity. Thank you for having allowed Me to gather you here once more. I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Be at peace."
Needless to say, we have to keep in mind the last part of the Credo: "...and life everlasting," as against the admonition "life is short."
AMID THE 'LOVE YOURSELF' CREDO, the Blessed Mother appeals more for love of her Son Jesus Christ, in her message to Marco Ferrari.
On March 26, 1994, Marco, a devotee of the Holy Rosary in Paratico, Italy, started to receive messages from the Blessed Mother. The following year up to 2005, he was to manifest the stigmata, or wounds approximating the wounds of Jesus on the cross, on Good Fridays. He also received 11 secrets concerning the world, Italy, apparitions in the world, the return of Jesus, the Church and the Third Secret of Fatima. His mystical experiences were also linked to the lacrimation of the status of the Mother of Love which was witnessed by many and two Eucharistic miracles in 2005 and 2007.
Marco had met once with Pope John Paul II, five times with Benedict XVI and three times with Pope Francis. HIs Association of Paratico founded the "Oases of the Mother of Love" supporting children's hospitals, orphanages, schools, aid for lepers, prisoners, drug addicts and others in need of help, with the backing of the Church.
On June 28, 2020, the Blessed Mother relayed to Marco the following message on loving Jesus more:
"My dear and beloved children, I rejoice at finding you here in prayer. Beloved children, to the Divine Heart of Jesus, who loves you so much, let us say together: 'Jesus, I love you! Jesus, I love you! Jesus, I love you! Jesus...
"My children, the Heart of Jesus rejoices when you transform praises, invocations and prayers into love towards your brothers and sisters, towards all your brothers and sisters. Beloved children, this why I invite you to love one another and to walk towards the light of holiness; children, loving Jesus means doing His will and witnessing to Him in your lives. My children, to love Jesus means to love Him also in the most -- as you say -- problematic of your brothers and the one close to you.
"To love Jesus means to love Him in those who suffer in body and spirit, to love Jesus means not to look away from those who suffer because of the selfishness of other brothers, loving Jesus means loving the Holy Church and praying for her sanctification, loving Jesus means loving prayer and charity, and above all living them. Children, loving Jesus means always having faith in Him! May His Most Beloved Heart, rich in mercy and grace, bless you always.
"I bless you, children, in the name of God who is Father, of God who is Son, of God who is the Spirit of Love. Amen. I kiss you all and hold you close to our Hearts! Goodbye, my children."
A FRIEND SENT ME recently a message on the supposed Third Secret of Fatima, warning of natural disasters, conflicts in the Church, etc. and that "these happenings will come to pass before the year 2022."
I doubt that a deadline year was ever cited by Sister Lucia, especially because the disclosure was supposed to have been done during the reign of Pope John Paul II and the alleged revelation released by him. I am sure the late pope, now a saint, ever released any such information.
But the message went on to disclose Lucia's interview by a priest. This part seems to be credible. Here's Lucia as quoted by one Fr. Agustin.
"Father, Our Lady is very sad because nobody is interested in her prophecy of 1917, though the righteous are walking through a narrow path, the evil ones are walking through an ample road that is leading them straight to their destruction.
"Believe me, Father, the punishment will come verysoon. Many souls will be lost and many nations will disappear from the earth. But, in the middle of all these, if men reflect, pray and practice sincerity, good deeds, kindness and respect, the world can be saved.
"However, if men persist with evil ways, greed, hatred, selfish acts, rivalry, and rif, the world will be lost forever. The time has come for all to pass on the message of our Blessed Lady to their families, friends, and to the entire world.
"Continue praying, make penitence and sacrifices. We are close to the last minute of the last day and the catastrophes are near. Due to this, many that were far from the Church will return to the open arms of the Church of Jesus Christ."
Lucia was further quoted saying that "a man in a very important position will be assassinated and this will provoke war" and that "a powerful army will dominate all through Europe and the nuclear war will commence...
The message went on to reveal details about a pending three days of darkness, but I doubt Sister Lucia ever touched on this. There could have been some error here and another mystic, such as Ana Maria Taigi, should have been cited as source instead.