Earlier today, March 23, 2022, a friend pointed me to the article below. As of today I have never posted an article lifted from some other page except for a small number of collaborations received few and far between. I should have posted a half dozen articles since the beginning of the year but I find myself in a maelström of aggression directed at me from so many sources that –one must conclude– there is something supernatural about it. In dialog with Father confessor I heard: “Plentiful satanic attacks at the time of Lent are a sure sign of predestination” and suddenly I found predestination not that hot, really (put a smiley right here, ha!) at least at the temporal level.
So, in a shameless attempt to post something after a serious couple of months of writer’s block, I decided to invite you to read this very interesting piece by Nicholas LaBanca published in the Ascension Press Website. I hope the folks at Ascension Press don’t mind my introducing you to this short but thought provoking article.
God works in mysterious ways. Our Hebrew ancestors in the faith were avidly searching for patterns. The search was sometimes aided by divine inspiration, sometimes by sheer date and number crunching. Those who begin to notice “the habits of God” in history seem to enter into a special relationship with Him, a sort of “understanding”. I still remember the chill going up my spine when I read somewhere that both destructions of the Temple (Babylonians first in 586 B.C. and Romans in 70 A.D.) occurred in the same date: the 9th of Ab. In both occasions, the wall of Jerusalem was breached also in the same date the 17th of Tammuz! It was the 17th day of the second month that God closed the doors of the Ark of Noah and it began to rain. The number 17 is the sum of 10+7 two numbers historically associated with God’s justice in the material and spiritual realms respectively. Since we are talking about the number 17 … why not remembering that the miraculous catch of fish after the Resurrection collected 153 large fish. That number, noticed St. Augustine, is the sum of all the numbers from 1 to 17.
I could go on and on but you get the gist. Pay attention and you will find patterns all over the glorious revelations of Our Lord. When the patterns appear to be jumping at you, pray and give thanks. Someone in Heaven is waking you up to new realities to be discovered. It’s a blessing.
Many shall be chosen, and made pure, and shall be tried as by fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but those having perspicuity shall understand. (Daniel 12:10)
For those of you who pray, please say a prayer for yours truly. I am in dire need of divine help in the midst of a wicked attack. God bless you.
Connections between the Annunciation, Creation, and Good Friday
by Nicholas LaBanca
Every Marian feast on the Church’s liturgical calendar has a direct link to Christ Jesus. For instance, the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption recognizes that she was assumed body and soul into heaven directly through her divine son’s power. But the Feast of the Annunciation heightens the Marian connections to the saving action of Christ, as those connections are undeniably clear and distinct in this feast.
Now when this blessed feast is celebrated, many people focus on the fiat, that yes, which our Blessed Mother gave to God. But Pope Francis in a homily a couple of years back reminds us of how truly earth-shaking this feast is:
“The passage from Luke’s Gospel [Luke 1:26-38] that we have heard tells us the decisive moment in history, the most revolutionary. It is a turbulent situation, everything changes, history turns upside down. It is difficult to preach about this passage. And when at Christmas or on the day of the Annunciation we profess the faith to say this mystery we kneel down. It is the moment that everything changes, everything, from the root.”
Indeed, history changed with this one moment. Not only did our Blessed Mother, the sole boast of our fallen human race, say yes to God at that instant, but our Lord Jesus was conceived in her womb. As we know scientifically that life begins at conception, we also celebrate on this day the Incarnation. It was here that God became man, and if you think about it, one could say in all fairness that our God was a tiny little zygote! He was tiny and vulnerable, he who created the entire universe, but condescended to enter into the same life cycle you and I have experienced out of his deep love for us and willingness to save us through his life, passion and death on the Cross.
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The number patterns, patterns in general, have been more than usually vivid of late. I like the concept of the habits of God, but I also like the idea of fingerprints of God. This thought came to me the other evening. In the eternal realm there is no time as we know it. One could say that eternity is an infinite present, but the words would come far short of description. They provide merely a hint to a mystery that is infinite in scope. Nevertheless, it has been written that Lucifer rebelled when shown Mary saying yes to the incarnation. This would have been “before” the Big Bang or rather outside of time and space, which resolves to the same thing. In the sense that the incarnation locates history and that it had beginnings outside of time and space, then God through the incarnation took human form – but the intention was before or rather outside of the boundaries of time and therefore in a special way, mankind was made exactly in the image and likeness of God. As Luke quotes Jesus, “Those who have seen me have seen the father.” In Catholic school I was told that the likeness of God had to do with will and mind, but now I think it also has a quite literal meaning. It has also come to light recently that there is a bias to the forms in creation. The designs of living organisms are not randomly derived, but constrained by tendencies. I have been painting leaves and blooms for the past few years, which prods me to inspect leaves. There is a bias toward five features. Odd numbers carry more importance than even numbers in the workings and designs we encounter. The more I see, the more I become aware of patterns. The message perhaps is the fact of bias – and the bias must reflect something of intention. Thank you for the post.
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Besides the 153 fish in Simon Peter’s net, this is particularly fascinating in regard to the significance of 153 and the “Giza pi” in the mystery of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the possibility (likelihood?) that it is “the ultimate ALTAR UNTO THE LORD AT THE BORDER (GIZA) OF EGYPT (Isaiah 19:19-20). https://blog.world-mysteries.com/mystic-places/the-great-pyramid-of-giza-and-the-supremacy-of-the-sacred-cubit/ And so much more. “What was discovered recently is that the entrance to the Great Pyramid is at the 17th course (level) 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17 = 153 17 X 9 (total pyramids at the Giza complex) = 153 204 (total courses of stone on the Great Pyramid) / 1.3333333(a 4th in music intervals) = 153 . . . ” https://whgbetc.com/mind/pyramid-codes.html And to top it all off, 153 is also the number of Hail Mary’s in the traditional 15-decade Rosary! She triumphs!
I am praying for you, that you be wrapped in Mary’s mantle and covered with the Blood of Jesus, that no evil come near you. Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, send your holy angels to protect Carlos from all harm.
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…and the last near the end of the world – – – WE ARE HERE 2022! Threatened with Nuclear War in 2022. Let it be noted: The first Atomic Bomb was dropped on Trinity Site New Mexico on July 16th, 1945, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Fifty years later to the very day comet Shoemaker Levy 9 goes off course and smashes into Jupiter and breaks into 22 pieces – there are 22 chapters in the Apocalypse, and we are in the year 2022… the bombardment began on July 16th the day St. Simon Stock received the Scapular and ended on the day St. Dominic received the Rosary. A sign …a celestial sign – indeed. The Death Cult resurrected from the 13th century was present at that historic day and when Oppenheimer saw the explosion, so says google … J. Robert Oppenheimer chose to name this the “Trinity” test, a name inspired by the poem of John Donne, “Holy Sonnet XIV: Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God”: The site chosen was a remote corner on the Alamagordo Bombing Range known as the “Jornada del Muerto,” or “Journey of Death,” 210 miles south of Los Alamos, Truth of Consequences NM. Ask google: When did Oppenheimer say “I am become death the destroyer of worlds”? The great Blasphemy: Google says… As he witnessed the first nuclear bomb lite up the sky and scorch the earth on July 16, 1945, a piece of Hindu scripture ran through the mind of Robert Oppenheimer: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”. It is, perhaps, the most well-known line from the Bhagavad-Gita. And the rest is history; the two bombs: Little Boy and Fat-Man was dropped on the only two Catholic cities in all Japan. Mathew 24:22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened… Fifty years later the Almighty God with the comets as his pointers on the blackboard of the sky sends comet Shoemaker Levy 9 on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel July 16th. Mt. Carmel where 450 death-cult priests of Baal met their end where Elias brought down fire from heaven. This 25th will commemorate the anniversary of another death-cult Heaven’s Gate who performed their only sacrament – Mass Ritual Suicide. They were suicided on March 25th twenty-five years ago in San Diego County.
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