THE recent prophecies being relayed most recently by Catholic mystics no longer sound conditional. Very detailed prophecies, many of them I have shared in this column, are bound to happen, many of them probably in our times.
Rosaries, rosaries, rosaries. Thus advocated Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother as our protection in the hard times to come. At 5 a.m. today, I thought of reaching out to one of the two green rosaries hanging from a nail at the head of my bed, but my right hand ended up with my phone to click on Tumblr app.
I'd excuse myself by saying the choice could have been angel-guided anyway, because the first item on Tumblr was quotable and something I had read from wiser folk but never shared, so here I share the quote:
"God is in the Here and Now. It is we who are not. It is we who are trapped in the past, angry at what formed us, or fixated on a future that is free from pain or totally under our control. But God is in our present."
The quote tells us something very important. While the prophecies pertain to the future, nay, the very near future it would seem, there is need, now and not in the future, to prepare ourselves for what's coming. Most of the prophecies are themselves admonitions for us to pay attention to our spiritual wellbeing now, not tomorrow.
In the quote, I also thus find reason to share prophecies for our times- those from select mystics under the guidance of good priests, if not those fully approved by the mystics' ordinaries -- precisely because most if not all the prophecies were meant to be shared to the entire world NOW.
In this light, I continue to share another message from our Blessed Mother as conveyed through Gisella Cardia only last August 8:
"My children, thank you for being here in prayer and for having listened to my call in your hearts. My children, I call you to be witnesses for these last times: you have been chosen to live in these times and to bear witness to the truth, whatever the cost. Do not fear, my children, I will always be close to you: invoke My name and I will be present. Soon war and famine will arrive, but whoever has faith should not be afraid, because the Lord will see to it that you lack nothing. Children, I am your Sorrowful Mother; I see that you are continuing to make plans -- you are in the world, but you are not of the world; take greater care of your spirit through prayer. Pray that you might be able to participate in the day when the Lord will arrive to give you all that has been taken from you. Confusion is already in the Church, where there will soon be a great tumult. Children, convert and love one another as brothers and sisters; avoid jealousies, envy and gossip that are the fruit of the devil. May harmony and peace unite you. Now I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen."
On May 18, also this year, a credible Marian visionary from California who has been sharing messages from Heaven but who wants his identity kept hidden in the meantime, saw in a vision an excerpt from a book compiling Marian messages relayed through the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi. The message comforts us with the promise of Heaven as follows:
"Today, beloved sons, I want you to be spiritually here in paradise, so that you may be filled with trust and hope, looking at your Heavenly Mother, assumed into the glory of Heaven with her body too. With your heart and soul behold the paradise that awaits you. Paradise is your true goal. You have not been made for this earthly life that now so greatly absorbs, wearies and consumes you. Life on this earth is like a long and sorrowful antechamber through which one must pass before entering the kingdom prepared for you by the Heavenly Father. In this kingdom, my Son Jesus has already prepared a place for each one of you. The Angels are joyfully awaiting your arrival, and all the saints pray and burn with love in expectation that all of these places will one day be forever occupied, and occupied by you.
"Today you must look more intently at the Paradise which awaits you, if you wish to walk in serenity, in hope and in trust. In the light of paradise, you will better understand the times in which you are living. It is a time of suffering. It is the time described in the Apocalypse in which Satan has established in the world his reign of hatred and death. Those who are the very poorest, the weakest, the most defenseless, my little ones, are so often overwhelmed by sufferings, sufferings which become greater every day. Oh, the Lord will shorten the time of trial, mindful too of the sorrow and fidelity He sees in you. But that you may be consoled, today you should look up at the paradise prepared for you. In the light of the paradise awaiting you, you will be better able to read the signs of your times.
The days through which you are living are evil, because the hearts of men have become cold and barren, closed tight by so much egoism, no longer capable of love. Humanity is travelling the road of rebellion against God and of obstinate perversity. And so it is that the fruits you are harvesting today are themselves evil; hatred and violence, corruption and impiety, impurity and idolatry. The body is lifted aloft as an idol, and pleasure is sought after as if it were the supreme good. How many signs the Lord is sending you, to invite you to repentance and change of heart; sickness, misfortune, incurable ills, ever widening wars, threats of imminent harm! In order not to despair in these times, and to travel the road of unshakeable and certain faith, it has become urgent for you to live with your gaze upon paradise where, with Jesus, your heavenly Mother loves you, and in her glorious body, she even follows you.
"In the light of the paradise awaiting you, above all you will know how to fulfill to perfection the design I have for each one of you, in these times of the great struggle between the Woman clothed with the Sun and her Adversary, the Red Dragon. In profound detachment from the world and from creatures, you will become truly little, trustful, humble and good; you will travel along the road of contempt for the world and for yourselves; you will be capable of mortifying your senses, and once again you will offer me the gift of your penitence. It is my desire that you also return to the practice of fasting, recommended so much by Jesus in the Gospel. Thus you will become true disciples of Jesus, and in this pervasive darkness, you will shed the light around about you. For these reasons, I invite you today to look up to paradise, which exults in the mystery of the bodily Assumption of your heavenly Mother, who encourages all and blesses all."