The Deeper Meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan

(Fore-note: I will be speaking this Saturday at a Conference on the Divine Will in Vancouver (Canada). If anyone in that area is interested in attending, more information can be found here.)

Origen, a Father of the Church, writes the following about the Parable of the Good Samaritan, which we heard at Mass this past Sunday:

(Taken from Homilies on Luke. CUA Press, 2010. Page 138. Note that the “beast” is what the translation read at Mass refers to as the “animal” upon whom the Samaritan places the man who fell victim to robbers. )

This understanding, of course, is not in the least intended to diminish the importance of the more obvious meaning of the parable: the necessity of charity, compassion, and works of mercy, and the emptiness of superficial piety and religiosity that neglects these fundamentals.  And yet, how sad it is that this understanding of the Fathers of the Church is likely neglected year after year in the homilies preached on this passage throughout the world. (My wife was treated to a homily on dogs and on some empty platitude from a recently deceased man’s obituary. Many others were even more lucky, having sat through homilies consisting in nothing other than Bishop’s Appeal marketing pleas). But I could offer that same lamentation just about any Sunday, considering the deplorable state of the Church today as regards the approach so many of her clergy take to our Sacred Tradition: I offer it today because of the special importance of this parable.

The Old Covenant — as Origen says, represented in this parable by the priest and the Levite — failed to restore this poor man to health. But at last the Samaritan came, the first time, and did what was necessary so that this man could have his health restored. That, of course, is precisely what Our Lord has done in the Redemption — giving this man medicine (Sacraments) and putting him into the inn (the Church).

But this parable beautifully illustrates that Redemption itself points to its own completion occurring at some point in the future, in the inn. Yes, Our Lord’s coming will bear its full fruit, within the Church He founded and within the History He created. There is no reason to suppose that the Samaritan’s return “on his way back” refers allegorically merely to the end of time; a time when the man in the inn simply grows more and more sick during his time at the inn until, at long last, the Samaritan comes to put  him out of his misery by euthanizing him! No; far from it. The Samaritan’s return will be a time of great rejoicing, when he comes to find the victim he saved restored to his health.

And I would like to go further than Origen: the Samaritan’s willingness to pay more money to the innkeeper upon his return speaks volumes. For this additional payment refers, no doubt, to the torrents of grace that Our Lord has been pouring out this last century and the infinitely greater amount He is about to pour out upon the whole world in the years ahead.

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Let us, brethren, be on the right side of this outpouring of Grace that, right now, very few are ready for — and let us bring more souls onto the right side while we still can.

Live in the Divine Will and Proclaim the Divine Will. 

I am working on some more initiatives to do my small part of this task — I will announce them on this blog at some point within the next few months; you will receive an email if you are a subscriber (top right corner of this website)

The parable itself:

The Crown of Sanctity – a few updates

Sorry to pester you all with an administrative post, but there’s a few important items related to my new book that I wanted to announce. First, I recently discovered that I can order bulk copies of the paperback for others at a discount. If you are associated with a bookstore, gift shop, apostolate, parish, Divine Will cenacle, or for whatever other reason would like at least 30 copies of the paperback, then please get in touch with me. (You can email me at the address listed on the right hand side of this web page– to reduce spam, I avoid typing it out). For orders of fewer than 30 copies I’d ask that you just use the ordinary method of ordering via the Amazon page. Also:

  • The eBook is now listed as free on Amazon! Thanks to all of those who clicked the “tell us about a lower price” link as I requested on my last post. If you don’t already have it, I encourage you to obtain the Kindle version now that it is free here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P9M3R63 
  • I’ve already found typos in the book. (Please forgive me — this is a self-published book, and I cannot exactly afford to hire an editor!) I have been updating it (and likely will continue to do so) to fix these errors as I find them; since the paperback is printed “on demand,” I am capable of updating as needed, and it is not hard to do so for the eBook. However, rest assured that no substantial changes are being made. If you ordered the paperback right away, you are still reading essentially the same thing that one will be reading who orders it even now; you’ll just have a few extra typos to enjoy in your copy, is all. If you have the eBook on kindle, however, please “refresh” your library so that you receive the updated version, and if you’ve downloaded the PDF, you may wish to download the updated copy (I will be sure to always keep the most updated copy at www.CrownOfSanctity.com as well as linked on the sidebar of this website)
  • Don’t hesitate to email the PDF file to anyone you like. I, as both the author and publisher, am most definitely permitting (and encouraging!) this, so you are more than free to do so. I would like for the file itself to get in the hands of as many people as possible. In these days of increasing censorship and persecution of the truth (especially in places like my state of New York under the tyrannical leadership of Governor Cuomo), you never know when the works of those who speak the truth publicly will be shut down. They can shut down my blog, they can take my book down on Amazon; but they can’t delete the PDF file off of people’s computers! This is also why I encourage emailing out to your friends not only a link to CrownOfSanctity.com, but also the file itself as an attachment (just click the link to your right to download the PDF file).
    • My desire here has nothing to do with self-promotion (nor, of course, does it have anything to do with a desire for profit — I am not making a penny off of this); I merely want the knowledge of the Divine Will in the hands of as many people as possible. The simple fact of the matter is that the proximity of the Coming of the Kingdom is proportional to the extent to which these knowledges are spread. And the severity of the impending Chastisements will be inversely proportional to the same (that is to say; the more these knowledges are spread, the more the Chastisements will be mitigated — even though they cannot be fully averted).  
  • This being the holy season of Lent, I want to especially encouraging reading the section on the Hours of the Passion; that is, chapter 24 (pages 304-322)

 

New Book: The Crown of Sanctity

72 years ago today, the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta was born to eternal life. 4 years ago today, I published a short book about her. Today, I publish a much more thorough one (which is still only a very unworthy introduction): The Crown of Sanctity. Here is a link to it’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P9M3R63 (where you can purchase it as an eBook or a Paperback) and here is a direct link to download the PDF itself for free: https://danieloconnor.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/the-crown-of-sanctity-2.pdf Feel free to email that PDF file as an attachment to anyone you think may be interested. Finally, I’ve created www.CrownOfSanctity.com specifically for this book.

Crown of Sanctity

Unfortunately, Amazon would not let me list the eBook for less than 99 cents. I did, however, list the paperback at the lowest price they allowed ($12.64), which gives me no royalty. In an effort to get Amazon to reduce the price of the eBook to zero, I’ve listed the book for free on Google Books here: https://books.google.com/books/about?id=NieLDwAAQBAJ. Apparently, if enough people click the “tell us about a lower price” button on an eBook’s page on Amazon, and copy in the Google Books URL of the same book for free, then Amazon will eventually reduce their own price. If you could do that, I’d certainly appreciate it.

Some other things I’d appreciate:

  • Reviews on Amazon! If you are sticking with just reading the PDF, but also feel that this book deserves a good review, don’t forget to leave one for it on Amazon.
  • Postings on social media. I do not have any social media accounts, so I’d be honored if those who do have Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc., would link to it; either the Amazon page directly, or the specific website I setup for this book: http://www.CrownOfSanctity.com.

Happy reading!

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven

Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta,

Pray for us

 

January 22, 2019: The Prophecy of Pedro Regis and Signs of the Times in New York

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Pedro Regis is a visionary from Brazil who enjoys the support of his Bishop, and has been receiving prophetic messages for many years now. Yesterday, something subtle but enormous changed in these messages. I will get to that in a moment.

Subscribers may have noticed I have been quite silent the last several months on this blog. The reason is that I have been putting the finishing touches on an enormous undertaking that I have been working on for the last several years. I will be announcing the undertaking within the next 2 or 3 months here on this blog, so stay tuned, and if you would like to be notified when it is ready, you can subscribe (with your email on the right hand side of this page).

But I come with a brief interruption of the silence to speak of a tragedy and a prophecy.

Eight years ago I was kneeling on the concrete floor just outside of the doors to the legislative chamber in the New York State Capitol, praying the Rosary with a friend in fervent supplication to God to avert the impending vote to re-define marriage. It was then that the following picture of us was snapped by a reporter; an image that in turn wound up being the headline image of the event throughout the world. I just pray that the mere sight of Rosary beads at least served as a seed sown in the minds of those reading these news stories, who may have been otherwise tempted to agree with the diabolical lie contained in the headline above the image.

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It was while praying the second sorrowful mystery that from the adjacent chamber there erupted a cacophony of cheers — superficially joyous and yet with an air of easily discernible demonic motivation — which indicated to us that this tragic bill had passed.

Yesterday, January 22, 2019,  I was again on my knees at the exact same spot, doing the same thing as this time, eight years later, legislators were preparing to vote on the so-called “Reproductive Health Act,” more accurately referred to by pro-lifers as the Abortion Expansion Act. This obscene Act of “law” brings the abortion genocide to the superlative level; enshrining as a fundamental “right” in New York the act of brutally murdering a baby up to the very moment he is born (or leaving him to starve to death there on the table if he is successfully born despite the abortionist’s attempts to kill him while he is still in the womb), among other atrocities.

And this time as I knelt and prayed, I was again on the second sorrowful mystery — the scourging of Jesus at the pillar — when I heard the same cacophony I recall well from eight years ago. I knew that the bill had passed at that moment.

Although at that point just about all of the other demonstrators had left, I remained kneeling and finished the Rosary; first of all because I know the victory is all God’s and all apparent defeats are nothing but temporary things, but also to serve as a reminder to the legislators and staffers who soon began to filter out of the chamber of the fact that this horrendous bill did not change any facts. It did not change the fact — as the sign next to me affirmed — that unborn babies feel pain when they are savagely torn from limb to limb in their mother’s wombs. It did not change the fact that abortions destroy the women who obtain them even more than they destroy the babies upon whom they are performed. And it did not change the fact that anyone who voted for this bill — not to mention everyone who supports abortion — has destroyed his soul.

And not only did it not change the fact that the long-prophesied Chastisements are imminent; no, it just reaffirmed that and hastened the time of their arrival.

Now, this whole diabolical plot is primarily the work of the tyrannical Governor of my state, Andrew Cuomo. Governor Cuomo is the example par excellence of everything that is most evil in modern politics. He is, in the traditional sense of the term as understood by Plato, the quintessential tyrant (although he is far worse than anything Plato had ever imagined was possible). Not only is he a cheerleader for the moral demise of society and a chief promoter of the Culture of Death, but he has gained notoriety as one who legalizes and institutionalizes every vice  (marijuana, casino gambling, MMA fighting, and other things that New York used to outlaw), so that it can be promoted, taxed, and further line his coffers (he is very adept at quietly using government money to ensure his reelection). And he is so corrupt that the very same probe he himself started (ostensibly to root out corruption in Albany and place his name among the reformers) discovered that the corruption leads back to Cuomo himself. Conveniently, the probe suddenly was finished with its work before further exposing him.

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And, to cap it all off, Cuomo is a “Catholic,” knowing that this is a politically shrewd thing to be as an elected official in New York, thus he crucifies Our Lord anew every time he sacrilegiously receives Communion. To the left of this paragraph you will see a picture just taken of the Alfred E Smith building in Albany, which I can see from my dining room window, and which he had lit up pink last night to celebrate this victory of hell. Perhaps you recall the name, “Al Smith,” as the title of the notorious annual dinner held in New York City wherein Catholic clergy schmooze and joke with pro-abortion politicians like Cuomo and act like everything is hunky dory in an effort to acquire massive amounts of money and gain more worldly prestige (all for the sake of fundraising for a good cause, of course, as are most of the scandalous atrocities of the day). Both are named after the first Catholic governor of New York, Alfred Smith, who would be turning in his grave if he knew what had become of his name. 

But let us return to the prophecies of Pedro Regis.

Now, I do not want to succumb to that perennial temptation of those who watch the signs of the times and suppose that something is of universal and prophetic import merely because it is important in one’s own state or country. But on the other hand, it seems undeniable that there is something very prophetically noteworthy about what transpires in New York. As G.K. Chesterton said, in 1926:

The next great heresy is going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality…. The roots of the new heresy, God knows, are as deep as nature itself, whose flower is the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eye and the pride of life. I say that the man who cannot see this cannot see the signs of the times; cannot see even the skysigns in the street that are the new sort of signs in heaven. The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow but much more in Manhattan…

And, as Pope St. John Paul II said, New York is the “Capitol of the World.” A good argument could even be made that, what with its largest store of gold in history under the Federal Reserve Bank, and it being the financial center of the entire world, New York is at least one valid interpretation of the meaning of the Harlot of Revelation, for indeed, it is precisely by way of the “strings attached” to U.S. monetary aid that the cultural imperialism of the West has been so tragically successful, and has resulted in the spread of Godless modern Western culture’s perversion all throughout Africa, South America, and Asia. For it is by this aid that the “kings of the earth commit adultery with her.” (Revelation 17)  I refer you to Mark Mallett for a deeper analysis.

So I do not think it is a stretch to look at what transpires in New York as a bellwether of sorts. 

And the very same day all of this transpired (that is, yesterday, January 22nd, 2019, the 46th anniversary of Roe v Wade), Pedro received a message that reads in part:

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A friend of mine, a Catholic theologian I know personally and trust deeply, who has read thousands of pages worth of modern prophecies and private revelations, pointed out that something profound seems to have changed in this message with respect to his previous ones:

This seems to be the first time that this dire warning Pedro Regis has been receiving from Heaven for many years now about the blind leading the blind refers to the present tense.

(Update: My friend did not express certainty that this is definitely the first time of such usage, and I certainly do not know myself one way or the other. But whether or not that winds up being the case, what is clear and certain is that Our Lady’s tone in these locutions — as well as those all over the world — is getting increasingly urgent and dire, and it is imperative that we take note and respond accordingly.)

What happened in New York yesterday makes it abundantly clear — although it was already obvious — that, in accordance with this message to Pedro Regis, we are indeed living in a time worse than the Flood. And I wish that we could take the next line to refer only to blind worldly leaders like Cuomo. But that would entail burying my head in the sand. So many in the Church — not excluding those in the Vatican — are leading the flock like blind leading the blind; sending them into the great abyss in droves — telling them that their various sexual sins are actually just fine and that they needn’t repent of them, pretending that the Magisterium of Pope St. John Paul II (not to mention all of Church history) can be abrogated in favor of a diabolical “mercy” that only leads souls to hell.

Thankfully not all of our shepherds are blind leading the blind.

My Bishop’s seat of authority, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, is located directly adjacent to the Governor’s mansion. Both imposing and beautiful buildings, and their proximity symbolizes the great battle that is now unfolding between God and Satan.

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Google street view of the Governor’s Mansion and the Bishop’s Cathedral in Albany

Last Sunday, I was at this Cathedral for Mass. The priest gave a powerful sermon condemning the sinfulness of the modern Era — in same sex “marriage,” in gender theory, in abortion; and he even condemned the conspiracy of silence about these evils that permeates both society and the Church. Perhaps many in the Church are beginning to wake up. Perhaps more priests and Bishops are beginning to realize, in the wake of the purification prophesied by Pope Benedict XVI now unfolding through the abuse crisis, that worldly prestige is of no use, nor ought the church to pursue it; but that, instead, the Gospel in all its naked truth must be preached both in season and out of season, come what may.

My bishop wrote a personal, open letter to the Governor before he signed this bill. If more Bishops were willing to speak like this, the Era of Peace would have begun long ago.

I end this post, therefore, quoting excerpts from his letter and acknowledging that — despite the erroneous prognostications of the timeline of the unfolding of events offered by some in the last several years — we have hereby been reminded that, nevertheless, the current Era is about to end; its end will entail more suffering than has ever been seen in the history of the world, but this suffering will precede the dawn of the Glorious Era of Peace, also unlike anything ever seen in the history of the world. Even now, we see many glimpses of that dawn from on high breaking upon us. Even now, our duty is to participate in that dawn, by way of the mission (the same mission that has been the homepage of this website — www.dsdoconnor.com — for years now)

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Dear Governor Cuomo,

Although in your recent State of the State address you cited your Catholic faith and said we should “stand with Pope Francis,” your advocacy of extreme abortion legislation is completely contrary to the teachings of our pope and our Church. …
…Condoning coerced or involuntary abortions by repealing criminal sanctions even in cases where a perpetrator seeks to make his partner “un-pregnant” through an act of physical violence does not represent any kind of progress in the choice, safety or health of women. Removing protection for an infant accidentally born alive during an abortion is abject cruelty, something most people of conscience would deem inhumane for even a dog or cat. Finally, allowing late-term abortions is nothing less than a license to kill a pre-born child at will.

It is very difficult to understand how you can align yourself with Pope Francis and so vehemently advocate such profoundly destructive legislation.

I find myself wondering how it can be viewed as “progress” to have gone from a society working to make abortion “rare” to one that urges women to “shout your abortion” as some advocates of this bill boldly announce.

How is it progress to ignore the harm that this will do, not only to innocent infants, born and unborn, but to their mothers? Does the heartache of so many New York women who have been pained by their abortion decisions matter? Is anyone listening to them? How is it really “pro-choice” when a law, which claims to guarantee choice, moves to expand only one option for women?


You have already uttered harsh threats about the welcome you think pro-lifers are not entitled to in our state. Now you are demonstrating that you mean to write your warning into law. Will being pro-life one day be a hate crime in the State of New York?

Our young people especially, who have seen their sonograms and who follow the discoveries the sciences have made, know the lies and the despair that proponents of such dangerous and death-dealing legislation are promulgating, even if blindly or unwittingly.

Let’s not bequeath to our children a culture of death, but together build a more humane society for the lives of all of our fellow citizens.

Mr. Cuomo, do not build this Death Star.

Sincerely yours,

Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger
Bishop of Albany

 

Will the Warning Occur in 2022 and the Triumph in 2026?

 

Now, none of this current crisis [in the Church] is even a little bit surprising to those who have been taking trustworthy private revelation seriously. And by trustworthy I mean trustworthy; I do not mean approved — all approved private revelation is trustworthy, but not all trustworthy private revelation is already fully approved (and every now approved private revelation was once unapproved, and only became approved due to courageous faithful willing to take it seriously despite its lack of approval). The problem is, incredibly few Catholics (including the “orthodox” ones) take trustworthy private revelation seriously: they’ve been told by career lay apologists, for decades now, that private revelation doesn’t matter; unless perhaps it’s already fully Vatican approved, in which case it matters perhaps a little bit, but still shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

Indeed, what is transpiring now is scarcely a foreshock of what is soon coming — those who follow trustworthy private revelation know that, too. Neither this, nor what is soon to come is a mystery to them. Nor is what must be done a mystery to them (for a long time now, what must be done has been the homepage of this site for years now)

So, instead of more armchair commentary pointing out what everyone already knows, allow me to instead present you with some speculation wherein I consider what might constitute some of the details of what we do not yet know.

Introductory Note on Speculation

This post is pure speculation — educated speculation, I suppose — but speculation nevertheless. I certainly do not present my own prophecy here (I’ve never received so much as a locution from God, much less any apparition or prophecy), nor even do I label this a prediction, for even that would imply a degree of confidence that I do not necessarily have in these dates. I merely present these findings as they are, and leave it to you to decide what to make of them.

Many are, no doubt, understandably fed up with speculation. Considering how many expected Divine Intervention after or during the Year of Mercy, and/or during the Centennial of Fatima (/supposed end of a 100-year-reign of Satan), only to have events by and large continue as they long have, this post will likely inspire only the rolling of eyes in many.

Now above all, you must know yourself. And if you are one to be distracted from what is good and holy by speculation, then being rid of it is the right thing for you to do, and you should stop reading this post now.

But if — like myself and like many others — a healthy dose of speculation, rather than distracting you, instead truly inspires you to be more zealous for what is good and true (your own sanctification and the evangelization of the world), then it would be absurd to cast it aside as a “distraction.” What, pray tell, is such healthy speculation a distraction from? Worldly interests that receive no benefit from the consideration that their time is nearing an end? Indeed; let us hope it is a distraction from these.

In fact, the only purpose of speculation is to inspire a more vigorous pursuit of what we already know we ought to do. For we are all weak beings, incapable of doing well merely what the intellect dictates if we do not have more to move us forward. This is where inspiration comes in; so I present what follows in the spirit of hoping to provide some.

THE CONVERGENCE

Several powerful prophetic indications seem to be converging on these dates. They are:

  1. The 2022 Collision of Two Stars
  2. The Two-Thousandth Anniversary of Redemption
  3. The Prophecy of St. John Bosco

1. The 2022 Collision of Two Stars

Soon, the first stellar collision visible to the naked eye will be seen on earth. 

When the story broke at the beginning of last year, I was far from alone in immediately thinking of the Warning (or “Illumination of Conscience”) prophesied at Garabandal (See, for example, Ted Flynn’s article here). The seer, Conchita, specifically said, decades ago, that “The Warning would be like two stars colliding.”

For those new to this prophecy of a coming “Warning,” I recommend the works of Mark Mallett. You could start here, and here

As far as the Warning itself and this Collision itself is concerned, I simply recommend reading the links presented above. But I have one more observation to add.

More recently, it occurred to me that this would be extremely prophetically meaningful and symbolically profound if, although we are only going to be able to see (i.e. witness the full effects of) the stellar collision in 2022, it nevertheless occurred 2000 years ago, at the time of Our Lord’s Death and Resurrection. For indeed, everything we observe when we gaze upon the stars at night actually occurred many, many years ago, and the light of these events — due to their great distance from us — only reaches us long after their occurrence.

The symbolism obvious: the Illumination of Conscience (“The Warning”) will be the single greatest act of mercy in the history of creation. It will be as if what happened 2,000 years ago on the Cross came hurtling at us at light speed and whalloped the whole world with unprecedented grace. But how are we supposed to know when this star collision actually happened? Simple: everything we see happening in the night sky actually happened the same number of years ago as the objects themselves are distant from us, as measured in light years. However many light years away this binary star system is from us will also tell us how many years ago the collision (which we will soon see) actually happened. The result of this simple inquiry?

They estimate that the collision happened approximately 1,843 years ago. 

“Bummer,” you might be thinking, “the prophetic significance is lost.” Far from it, though! 1,843 years is a mere 157 years off. If this event truly did occur 2,000 years ago, then even a miniscule 8% error in the estimation would yield the 1,843 figure. The “Gaia” mission currently underway only hopes to be able to give 10% accuracy for these distances — and this is still a work in progress.

Suffice it to say, it is well within the accuracy of this stellar measurement to assert that, indeed, this collision may well have happened at the precise moment Jesus died on the Cross. 

Does this prove anything with certainty? Of course not. Am I saying this means that the Warning must indeed occur the moment we see this collision? Of course not. All I’m saying is — why not be spiritually prepared in case it does?

Now the prophetic consensus seems to hold that the world will — in the coming years — completely fall apart. A sort of “natural” chastisement; a consequence of our sins. Of course, one doesn’t need prophecy to acknowledge this; one only needs an ounce of honesty to realize what is soon coming, considering that diabolical nature of so much of the modern world. When this natural chastisement is at its worst (which will probably take another few years), God sends the Warning. After the warning, all the people of the world will be able to freely and clearly choose a side. The line in the sand will be drawn. The time of mercy is over. The Antichrist enters the scene to gather into himself all those who choose the dark side. Then, his three and a half year reign, spoken of in the Book of Revelation, follows — itself ended by the Three Days of Darkness (a Divine Chastisement sent directly from Heaven) spoken of in many prophecies.

And where does that bring us? To 2026

2. The Two-Thousandth Anniversary of Redemption

As I have quoted many times, Jesus revealed to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:

Now this “Third Renewal” is nothing other than the Coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will on Earth — so that it may reign here just as it reigns in heaven — in total fulfillment of the Fiat Voluntas Tua of the Our Father prayer. In a word: the Era of Peace. I have spoken about this in some detail here . For this I again recommend Mark Mallett’s blog.

Here, too, you might think again “bummer! We’ve got to wait until 2033 for the 2,000th anniversary of Redemption.”

Well, again — not so fast. It is not mere modern revisionist scholarship that claims that our calendar is likely off a few years, and Jesus was likely born several years before 0 A.D. — no less authority than Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich herself, one of the greatest mystics and visionaries in Church History, was shown precisely this. (Besides; even a broken clock is right twice a day — occasionally even modernist biblical “scholars” get something correct).  This holy woman specifically wrote that “Christ was born seven years and a portion of a year earlier than according to our reckoning.” (Anne Catherine Emmerich, The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pages 126-127). If she is right — and I have no reason to doubt that she is — then Redemption itself actually occurred in the year 26 A.D. …

Which, in turn, means that the 2,000th anniversary of Redemption is the year 2026 AD. 

Did Jesus promise Luisa the Kingdom would Come precisely at the 2,000th year mark? No. But He did promise — repeatedly, and it is a guarantee — that it will be “about” that time. And it sure would be fitting if it turns out to be exact!

3. The Prophecy of St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco’s prophecy depicting the Church as a ship, steered by the Pope in the midst of a great storm, guided by two pillars — Mary, and the Eucharist — is often cited. But this prophecy of a time of chastisement is not his only one! He also prophesied the Era of Peace:

So much for the Era of Peace being the heresy of “Millenarianism”! John Bosco makes clear that indeed, on the earth, iniquity shall end, sin shall cease, and the Church (the “Bride”) shall be clothed in glory. This is, in other words, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Now, the “month of flowers” is generally agreed to be May. Today, a month in which two full moons shine is referred to colloquially as a “blue moon” month. The next blue moon May? You guessed it:

On the Feast of the Visitation (May 31) of the year 2026, two full moons shall have shone in the month of flowers.

And, what Feast Day could be more fitting? On the Feast of what what Pope Benedict called “The First Eucharistic Procession,” wherein God Himself comes to visit His people, so too He comes spiritually to reign on Earth.

 

 

Now, the above three items are the biggest ones on my mind. But a couple more thoughts come regarding this timing:

4. These events are immediately following 40 years of messages at Medjugorje. Those who follow Medjugorje most closely have been long saying that they believe the apparitions will go on for 40 years, which brings us to 2021. When the apparitions end, the secrets given during the apparitions begin — secrets that pertain, no doubt, in large part to the End-of-the-Era Chastisements.

5. The Antichrist has no use coming on to the world stage until the infrastructure is fully in place for him to exert immediate, total, worldwide dominion. He must be capable of controlling everyone — especially by way of exerting dominion over all finance (the “Mark of the Beast” spoken of in the Book of Revelation). It seems to me that the technology he is waiting for is for a smartphone to be in the hands of every person on the face of this planet (they are almost cheap enough and solar power is almost easy enough to allow for this), along with the existence of a worldwide, high speed, wireless internet connection for each of these smartphones that are in the hands of all people (Google and other companies are working on this right now). We are not there yet of course, but it seems we probably will be in a few years (likely by 2022). When we do arrive there, rest assured that some sort of a chip will soon thereafter be required — in the right hand or the forehead — as a necessary “financial security measure” to correlate each phone with its proper owner. This measure, which will be orchestrated by the Antichrist himself, will in turn be in response to another orchestrated “global security breach,” the “only” feasible response to which will be such implanted microchip security measures. Furthermore, the implantation of this chip will also require some sort of a heretical, blasphemous, or sacrilegious oath (for God will not allow anyone to fall by the Mark of the Beast merely by innocently subscribing to a technological advancement). Again; this is all speculation.

A closing thought on timing:

As I began stating the dangers of speculation, I conclude stating why this particular speculation is so encouraging, which is largely the reason I publish it. If indeed 2022 is when the Chastisements really will hit, then this gives us just enough time to lose no hope in doing everything we can, fully expecting it to bear much fruit, in the remaining few years of society’s ordinary functioning that we may have. But it also points out that these events are not so far off that we oughtn’t consider them as imminent realities. Indeed, these dates shout loud and clear:

You still have some time — but only just enough. Only enough for you to begin this very day in getting to work on what God has put on your heart for the sanctification of your soul and the salvation of the whole world, but which you have long procrastinated. Do not any longer put off until tomorrow what you must do today.

 

The Prudent Atheist

Are you simply a prudent atheist?Family Sitting in Church Clipart

Do not answer “no” too quickly.

A prudent atheist would recognize the need for community at least for his mere psychological well being, and thus ensure he weekly attends (only in a nice suburb, of course) a gathering of reasonable individuals who all take some similar thing seriously. He understands the importance of a regard for symbolism in one’s life, and might even approach some “solemn” act, perhaps one he would even call a “sacrament,” with apparent devotion.

A prudent atheist would easily see that adultery, drunkenness, gluttony, crime, and similar behaviors, will quickly destroy a man, and therefore he will carefully rid his life of any such thing.

A prudent atheist, rather, would see that virtue will lead one to live a much more smooth and happy life, and the relatively small sacrifice of a few pleasures of the flesh pays off with far greater rewards, even in the short run. Thus he will indeed pursue virtue.

A prudent atheist wouldn’t use (or want his wife to use) contraception, either; knowing how damaging that is in its own right. Instead, he’d use NFP to ensure he only had 1.8 kids (or at least not enough to interfere with regular Disney World vacations).

A prudent atheist, knowing that structure to one’s days and “stepping back” from stressful concerns is truly its own reward, might even start and end his day with saying a “prayer” of some sort.

A prudent atheist would know that even mere emotional well-being requires some sense of satisfaction in one’s own rendering aid to others, thus he will occasionally lend a hand and give charitably — so long as it doesn’t hurt too much.

A prudent atheist — knowing that when we commit injustices we benefit from admitting this to others — might even regularly engage in some form of therapy (maybe even in a ceremonial fashion) in which he formally acknowledges such acts to another in secrecy.

A prudent atheist, if he be a family man, would recognize that this family of his is clearly the bedrock of his life, and thus he would take great care to provide well for his family, treat them well (so that they may treat him well), ensure his marriage is a happy one, read books on marriage and family (and perhaps even write them), and generally do a very solid job at being a “good husband and father.”

(Are, then, all priests and religious exempt from this examination? By no means.)

A prudent atheist who doesn’t feel particularly drawn to marriage anyway, or who is too fearful of the sacrifices that raising children entails, might even take a “vow” (which he of course won’t take too seriously in his heart, knowing he’ll abandon it in the future if the going gets tough) of celibacy — maybe even of “poverty” and obedience —  to gain him entrance to a comfortable way of life with a secure (even if modest) satisfaction of his material needs which entails little risk.

So, dear Christian, you say you truly believe that the very same God who created the entire Universe physically entered into it two thousand years ago, promised He will come again in glory soon to judge the living and the dead, and has invited you to hasten this Coming of His Kingdom. This is what you claim to believe.

Well, prove it.

And do not presume to have succeeded in thus proving by merely doing what even a prudent atheist would do.

 

st francis