PAMPANGA priests have been passing away one after the other in recent months. Surely, God's Hand was in their fates in the light of these apocalyptic times. Could it be that, like St. Therese of Lisieux, their tasks on earth are to be continued in Heaven, even as other priests are left behind to tandem with them through the most difficult times of the Church Militant? Of humanity?
But let us pray for the departed priests so that, in case they are in Purgatory, they will be lifted soonest and help us here on earth. Perhaps more specifically, here in Pampanga where they used to be assigned.
Already, the Church is in tempest and this has been noted in recent messages conveyed to mystics. Nay, the entire world is in turmoil.
Noted our Blessed Mother to mystic Gisella Cardia on May 18, 2021:
"...Beloved children, do not wait until the last moment, but grasp my hands and let yourselves be led where there is no wickedness, pride or arrogance.
"Children, the earth will soon undergo the greatest purification: the waters will invade the land and fire will descend from heaven. Have courage in the faith and submit to Jesus your God; there will be salvation for my people — do not fear, but be ready. Pray for the Church: divisions have come, and I say: REPENT before it is too late, this is why Jesus is suffering. Pray, my children, for guerrilla warfare will be increasingly fierce; pray for holy priests, because they will be in great need of it. Now I leave you with my holy blessing, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen."
Amid troubles buffeting the Church, our Blessed Mother said this to Pedro Regis on May 13, 2021, anniversary of her Fatima apparitions:
"Dear children, I am your Mother and I have come from Heaven to help you. Be obedient to My Call. I ask you to be of My Son Jesus. Turn away from the world and live turned towards Paradise, for which alone you were created. He who is the Door will have the key in His Hands. My Jesus is in control of everything.
"The enemies are acting, but the victory will belong to My Son Jesus. Whatever happens, stay with Jesus and do not depart from the teachings of the true Magisterium of his Church. The shared key will not open the door to eternity.
"What is false will fall down. Do not depart from prayer. Hold your Rosary and follow Me on the path of holiness. Onward in defense of the truth. 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."
Even before the strike of the coronavirus pandemic in late 2019, fortifying messages from Jesus were already being conveyed to mystic Anne a Lay Apostle way bak in 2004-2005. These messages were published in several volumes which I, along with many other people, find most consoling in these hard and worsening times.
Again, please take note that Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, president of FOCUS Worldwide Network and retired bishop of New Orleans, Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore, Ireland where Anne is from, and world-renowned Catholic theologian and Mariologist Dr. Mark Miravalle who is a professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, are among Anne's supporters.
On May 10, 2004, Jesus told Anne: "My children feel they are vulnerable, but I assure you today, souls following Me are as strong as can be. There is no reason to fear anything if you are following heaven. In situations where the world is changing, consider your greatest fear.
"Do you fear hunger? I was hungry, dear souls, more so than you realize. At the very least you can recall that I fasted for forty days. I know about hunger and I tell you that if you are prayerfully hungry, offering all to Me, I will lift your level of holiness and spirituality so quickly you will be overjoyed. Hunger is nothing to fear. Again, taken to its final degree, your body will lie down and cease to function and I will come for you.
"Now, in certain given situations where there is upheaval in nature, such as violent storms or events such as the one I described previously where your very earth begins to shift, there will be souls who will die.
"Does a merciful God seek to frighten His children? You know that I do not. And I am not threatening. I simply want you to understand and be prepared. When this happens, you must give thanks to Me. Trust Me and I will be there with you, relieving your fears and preparing you for the transition from earth to heaven.
"Your physical body cannot hold your soul for very long and you will die someday of something. You always knew this. Your soul is so beautiful, little one, that when you see it released from your body you will have no regrets that your time will have arrived. You will be joyful, please believe Me. I am Truth and incapable of deceit. I do not sow fear in My little ones. Truly, look forward to the day when I come for you.
"Because I am preparing you, I must tell you of another situation that some of you will encounter. There are souls who do not follow Me, as you know, and these souls are committed followers of My enemy, who is also your enemy, and the enemy of all that is good and holy and true. These souls of darkness seek to impose on your world a God-less void. They seek to remove Me entirely from your life and the lives of each soul walking their path during this time.
"They will not succeed, of course, as you know, but they will try. This will be uncomfortable for some of My followers. This is nothing new and it has always been this way. My missionaries often gave their lives for just this reason. You will persevere, have no fear, but as has Jesus the Redeemer happened throughout history, there will be sanctions imposed against followers of the one true God.
"How do I want you to experience these things? I want you to look to Me for an example. I was like a lamb and so must you be. I will direct you to everything. You will not deny Me and I will support you and reward you. Your very certainty that I exist will be the fuel that burns the fires of conversion for those who have been deceived. These are times of change but good change. Little children, do not fear the darkness because after darkness comes light. I am always with you. That never changes."