WE MAY have been forgiven for our sins sacramentally confessed, but we will have to pay for them on earth and, if death strikes too soon, in Purgatory. But this coming Sunday, we have the chance to scrap such debt. It will be Divine Mercy Sunday that, as decreed by the late St. Pope John Paul II, gives us the chance to avail ourselves of Plenary Indulgence- a total remission of purgation owed for sins.
There are two things that can be had this Divine Mercy Sunday: the "special graces" promised by Our Lord Jesus, and the Plenary Indulgence offered by the Church for special devotions to the Divine Mercy
To receive special graces that our Lord promised for Divine Mercy Sunday, the only condition is to receive Holy Communion worthily (or the Vigil celebration) by making a good Confession beforehand and staying in the state of grace and trusting in His Divine Mercy.
On the other hand, Plenary Indulgence granted by the Church involves the fulfilment of conditions, including prayer for the Holy Father's intentions, Confession and Holy Eucharist, and the carrying out of the special indulgenced work such as participating in public devotions to the Divine Mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday itself.
But with the Covid-19 keeping some priests fearful of holding Confessions and the government telling us to just stay at home as a measure against spreading the pandemic, can we still avail ourselves of Plenary Indulgence this Sunday?
The answer would seem to be Yes, as the Vatican’s 2002 decree explains: “the sick and those who nurse them, and ALL WHO FOR A JUST CAUSE CANNOT LEAVE THEIR HOMES or who carry out an activity for the community which cannot be postponed, may obtain a plenary indulgence on Divine Mercy Sunday, if totally detesting any sin..., and with the intention of fulfilling as soon as possible the three usual conditions [sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion, and prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff], will recite the Our Father and the Creed before a devout image of Our Merciful Lord Jesus and, in addition, pray a devout invocation to the Merciful Lord Jesus (e.g., ‘Merciful Jesus, I trust in you’).”
Grab the chance this Sunday and heed, too, the call of these end times (again, not the end of the world, our credible mystics insist).
And now to go on with quotes of messages from believable Catholic prophets of our days, again from St. Michael the Archangel to Luz de Maria de Bonilla on Jan. 25, 2021. Here are excerpts:
"You expect to be rewarded for what you do not deserve, you want to continue living as you were before the hordes of Satan took over men’s minds and hardened their hearts. This is not how it will be; whoever hopes for a better tomorrow is putting their hope in their own individual world, without being conscious of just how much the whole of humanity has been transformed.
"Since long ago new ideologies have been taking over humanity; it has been transformed and estranged from its King and Lord Jesus Christ in preparation for this time when, through this virus, the world elite has unmasked itself - an elite which is essentially nothing other than the representation of the Antichrist, the one who will become the tyrant, traitor, deceiver and possessor of the souls of those who surrender to him.
"Be afraid, yes, be afraid of losing eternal salvation! Concern yourselves with becoming better all the time: understand that in what is approaching, no matter how severe it may be for humanity, you will only emerge victorious by the Hand of Our King and Lord Jesus Christ - otherwise you will be easy prey for the Antichrist himself.
"I therefore summon the children of the Most Holy Trinity to decide to save your soul, forgetting dates that have kept you foolishly waiting, thereby wasting continual growth in the spirit, and I call you to be better and greater children of the Living God, the True God, reinforcing your Faith not only with prayer but with knowledge.
"The People of God have been drinking, spending time celebrating, they have continued to look sideways at what is happening at this moment, and momentarily they will find themselves experiencing the deep pain of having been deaf to the Calls to prepare themselves in the spirit, to change their lives, to be renewed spiritually and to prepare materially as much as possible.
"The Divine Designs continue. How many people will judge God for allowing human will!
"The cup continues to be poured out. Little remains in it, and yet humanity's disobedience continues in spite of the current persistent scourge. Greater punishment is therefore coming for humanity.
"The Cup of Divine Wrath will be poured out all over humanity, and how many are they who are turning into judges of Divine Wrath and dismissing it? It is true that in Our Lord and King Jesus Christ the Wrath of God was satisfied. At the same time, every human being is responsible for their sins and must strive for conversion, for expiation, for repentance, because God has done what nobody can do or deserve.
"Come, children of God, and convert before night falls on this perverse generation.
"Pray in season and out of season; prepare to face the tests to which you are subjected with faiith, firmness and determination. You must say no to what is not of God and look further than your eyes can see.
"Humanity is prey to its own ignorance, it is surrendering to enemy hands, and the world order will dominate and oppress it.
"Pray: the earth will shake forcefully, in some countries by natural origin and in others because of misused science and man’s wicked mind. Pray: the peoples will rise up, human protest will be forbidden and man confined in order to dominate him. Pray especially for Mexico, the United States, Puerto Rico, Chile and Japan. Earthquakes will cause pain.
"As the Defender of God’s People, I am continually fighting against the hordes of evil; together with my angels we will guard you if the free will of each one of you allows it.
"It is urgent that you prepare as families where you will stay in the face of catastrophes and where to stay as communities, with the assurance that we will not abandon any creature of God."