First things first. My work has been under attack since 23 June 2020. I am used to it, my defenses are up all the time and I have the best protection ever guarding my front door. It was June of 2010, about a decade ago that St. Michael made sure I knew of his protection with this phrase: “I am Michael, I am up front.” Let me tell you the anecdote, because it is pretty amazing.
On Tuesday of that week, I was supposed to drive my friend Michael to a breakfast meeting in Richmond, Virginia. I was going to drive to his home quite early in the morning and pick him up. I did not know that Michael’s wife had been awake all night. Michael called me up in the morning to make sure I would not make any noise that would wake her up. So, he decided to wait for me by the curbside and warn me by cell phone for good measure. He was leaving me a message when I turned the corner. As he got in the car, he told me: “I was just leaving you a voice message.” But my phone did not ring so we both forgot about it.
The following Sunday I was quite worried about certain events that had taken place during the week. It was about 6 p.m. when I decided to pray St. Michael’s Chaplet. I did and asked for St. Michael’s protection and guidance. When I finished my prayer and said “amen” my phone beeped with a sound that I have never heard before. I looked at it and there was a “truncated voice mail” waiting in cue. I heard it and it said: “This is Michael, I am up front.” It was the voice of my friend Michael, of course. The voicemail had been bouncing in cyberspace since Tuesday morning. It arrived exactly at the moment when I finished St. Michael’s chaplet. Whoa! The words were quite apropos. I took it as a message from the Archangel that he was delivering the protection I asked for. Coincidence? Miracle? Both? You decide.
The important lesson here is: we are protected. In some cases we are very conspicuously protected. It is good to remember that in times like these.
What if we do not trust that we enjoy the divine protection? Then we are protecting ourselves, we are using our own limited powers and wisdom. God steps back a little. That is why we should be cautious but always trust in God’s protection and Divine Providence. It is imperative that we internalize that and convince ourselves to trust beyond any human thought. That will give us peace and put a fence of divine security around us. God wants to protect us but we must want Him to protect us and trust. Otherwise, we’re are on our own.
Although I have been meditating about it for a long time, only recently I have come to the conclusion that the Second Vatican Council was an instrument devised to facilitate and maximize the infiltration of the Catholic Church. Said infiltration had started long before 1958, when Pope John XXIII assumed his pontificate after the death of Pope Pius XII, of revered memory.
Decades before, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Blessed Mother had sent a message to the Pope of 1960. We do not know what that message said but I dare to surmise that it was about the corruption of the clergy at the top echelons of the hierarchy of the Church. Whatever it was, the message was ignored. The Council was called, and the rest –as they say– is history.
After the Council, profound changes were introduced in everything except the soliciting of alms (smile) and the Church entered into the most severe crisis of her long history. The great apostasy prophesied by the fathers of the Church and the Apostles of Christ, was at hand. The age of religio depopulata grew and the post-war world began careening into darkness because the light of the world, the last moral reference of the age was dimming. To use the words of C. S. Lewis to describe the death of his mother: “The great continent had sunk. It was all sea and islands now.”
Except for a few brave and faithful bishops and clergy, everyone caved in and the Modernist mob took over the ancient institutions of the Catholic Church. Some valiant men, like Archbishop Lefebvre, took refuge in the desert, away from the maddening wave of change after change to doctrine, praxis, liturgy, Canon Law, etc. etc. Those men were succinctly expelled and the brawl continues to this day.
Now I understand. We are alone in the desert with Our Mother (see Revelation 12) and we should expect persecution until the bitter end. Our Liberation is near now that even people like me can see what is going on. It took me twenty years but I finally understood!
The funny part is that those who received me in the Church somehow knew that I was not “of them” — I repeat what I have been stating for years now: “I am not a homosexualist, a Communist, or a Mason” which is a long way to say that I am not a Modernist and I only follow the Apostolic teaching. It makes sense to me. The post-conciliar teachings do not make any sense to me, they never did but it took a long time to understood where I was standing. I am more sure than ever now.
Persecution was the great catalyst. It started almost immediately. Defamation, false accusations, shunning, attacks of all kind rendered me unemployable and poor but in a sort of continuous miracle, I was never completely abandoned by His grace.
The attacks are sometimes blunt, other times subtle. Family members, former friends, neighbors, priests, bishops etc. delight in trying to make me fall. However, Michael is up front, guarding this operation. This blog and the books I have published provide me with basic sustenance. Should those fail, God will provide. I have every reason to trust in His care.
Now mankind is about to experience what I have been living since 2008. The wicked spiritual forces let loose in the world are bent on taking as many souls as they can. They know their eternal destiny is Hell but they refuse to go there alone. Unfortunately, many fools are willingly following them. I do not have God’s schedule but I can guess the wicked won’t have to wait long to go and live for eternity in a place where all their demands are met: liberty to sin, equality in suffering, fraternity in eternal damnation.
As for us, who have decided to serve God until the end of this crazy age; we must learn to trust because that is the key to survival. Trust no matter what comes before you. Most of mankind will have to drink this bitter cup to the dregs but you are promised true freedom and eternal life if you only trust the One Who promised:
“But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. And so you will bear testimony to me. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.” (Luke 21: 12-19)
Michael is up front as the battle rages. Take courage!
June 26, 2020 on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
“The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant are those who by force of intellect are able to apprehend these principles, and by force of character are able, at least measurably, to cleave to them. The masses are those who are unable to do either.” Albert J. Knock
I came to realize that people causing trouble are often people who refuse the plan of God for their life. Those people seem to have a tendancy to try to prevent the plan of God for the world and for other persons, probably because they do not accept His plan for themselves.
Keeping my Rosary on hand!
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I am troubled by what is happening but some degree of inconvenience is to be expected from mere rejection up to being crucified. Better be the one being inconvenienced than the one causing the inconvenience.
How true and comforting are your words, and affirming of our own family experience. Starting in 2008, what we have endured can only be described as repeated assault orchestrated by spiritual forces intent on inflicting confusion, fear, and the destruction of parish, community and hope. It came upon us suddenly, without warning, like a freak storm at sea. Nearly all was swept away, except for the life and love of those in our household. My good health failed and for weeks I faced the prospect that every time I did fall asleep, it was just as possible that I would not awaken as that I could.
It’s been more than a decade of directly targeted malice. I believe, as a result of experience, that even as all out assault on the Church deepened, the evil one has sought and is still seeking the eternal annihilation of all who profess Christ’s kingdom. It is personal, and so far beyond mortal ken that the scope has been breathtaking in fury and duration. I’m reminded of the millions of Christians in Central and Eastern Europe whose mere presence in ancient villages all the way to Asia drew bloody martyrdoms as the Turks inched towards Vienna. That their bodies were left in the breach, so that Christendom might survive, is not lost on me as a spiritual parallel to events of the past years.
It is heart wrenching, sickening to the extreme. But I have not yet been called to leave my body and pay in blood. St Michael is our constant protector, and what the world approaches I can still face with eyes open only because he stands before me. As the days shorten, each soul belonging to the Father is given specific shelter for the storm. Many of us have been directed to refuges, places of safety that aren’t readily identifiable as such, but are guarded by angels and covered with Our Lady’s mantle of graces.
Courage, dear friend. The Gospel for today speaks of loving Jesus more than mother or father, and all else. Our priest spoke of the pain of faithful clergy who are being prevented, by Bishops who listen more closely to lawyers, PR personnel and media SJW than to God. All the faithful appear to be twisting upon some torture rack apparent only to their inner soul, while Babel grows increasingly mad. And so the response our holy priest invoked was more penance, more prayer, more intercession, confession, sacraments.
We’re all in. Pray for us, as I will continue to pray for you.
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Thank you, Francesca for your kind and encouraging message. For some reason, it ended up in the Spam box but I was able to retrieve it. I apologize for the delay. United in prayer always!
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Good evening Carlos, Forgive me for answering you a little late but I have not read your blog for the last two days. So, I just noticed you want me to email you. August 13th is just two days before Assumption Day. There is a famous Novena in Notre-Dame du Cap shrine for this Feast. So on August 13th, people from all over Canada and even from the United States travel there to assist to the Novena and the preaching there. God Bless!
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Michel, I think this is an old message from last May but I missed it somehow. I am trying to fix the messages so that everyone can post and read messages. I can do it but several readers tried and they are asked for passwords and other nonsense. God bless.
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