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One Life experience!
As a teenager, I used to believe all such stories as a child drinking its mother's milk! Not anymore after 87 the fag-end of my life. The transformation I have gone through firmly convinces me that I will be soon asking myself another Question: What will I be convinced of tomorrow, nay this evening? Something different? or just say I don't know?
My only achievement in studies was that I didn't fail in any class but poor in calculating, making mistakes in adding or subtracting! When it became a problem, I asked my elder brother: 'What to do?'
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So easy as pump water he replied: You pray to Our Lady, don't you say 36 prayers daily, what do you say in the prayer "Memmorare?", "You never refused to any of my prayer!" Only then I realized, I say 36 prayers & one was addressed to Our Lady! Till then I was totally unaware of the meaning of any prayer I said!
"You get anything you ask "Our Lady!" It was a treasure hunt discovery for me! From then on that prayer became all meaningful. I never thought of the meaning of other prayers I said either!
"If you think of someone dear, everyone who comes will appear to be that one!" That psychology worked; all my prayers to her got answered, at least so I felt! And I became 'head-on heels' in love with Our Lady! And 'Memrare' became my only prayer! That was the beginning of my prayer/spiritual life! That was the unthinking Stupid devout boy I was, believing blindly anything elders said.
Unfortunately, that is the case of vast majority of "educated illiterates" today! That is why 'hardcore believers never change!' Hence my conclusion, such organized religions like Islam & Catholicism must be wiped out through education or 'by hook or crook!' Organized religions & P0litics are for organizers! I am not part of any of them!
A saint who fought the Freemasons has the battle plan against today’s dictatorship
The young Br. Maximilian saw, with his own eyes — and recorded the events in his notebooks — blasphemous processions of masons to the Vatican, singing of songs in honor of Satan.
23 Wed Dec 1, 2021 – 2:13 pm EST
(LifeSiteNews) — I’m going to share with you the largely unknown strategy to fight this Communist dictatorship of the whole world. This war plan identifies and targets the weakest links in the chain which allow for exploitation.
It is the strategy that St. Maximilian Kolbe saw would lead to the defeat of these same forces when he witnessed their first victory march in 1917. The tactics that I’m about to lay out here make sense, are doable and are assured to lead to victory.
The Bicentenary of Masonry and Br. Maximilian Kolbe
In 1917 — around the time of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, and on the eve of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia — Br. Maximilian Kolbe was in Rome as a theology student, at the famous Gregorian University.
Now, 1917 marked the 200th anniversary of Freemasonry, and the masons were out in force in Rome, to celebrate. Their presence in the Eternal City was public, and flagrant. Banners, posters and leaflets were everywhere.
The young Friar saw, with his own eyes — and recorded the events in his notebooks — blasphemous processions of masons to the Vatican, with the masons singing songs in honor of Satan.
Some of their banners carried the inscription: “Satan will rule in the Vatican and the Pope will be his slave.”
Let’s hear the account of Br. Maximilian himself:
“… Freemasonry in Rome appeared more and more in public and unfurled in plain view of the Vatican windows their banners, depicting St. Michael the Archangel trampled and defeated by Lucifer, and distributed leaflets reviling the Holy Father.”
So much for a secret society! And so much for a non-religious organization of free-thinkers. It was as if these enemies of the Church of Christ sensed that they were on the cusp of a great victory, and allowed the mask to slip.
And in a sense, they have indeed achieved a great victory. We have just marked the anniversary of the First World War, where the flower of Europe’s youth were sent to kill each other in the battle fields, and the world has still not really recovered from the social effects of this.
At the same time, as I already mentioned, the Russian Revolutionaries overthrew the Christian Tsar, murdered all of his family (even the children), and installed an anti-God, anti-human Communist regime guilty of the deaths of millions.
The Catholic religion and the name of Jesus Christ was progressively removed from social life and the public square as it is today, to the point that many of us now have to beg our overlords for toleration and exemptions to even continue existing.
And what can we say of those words recorded by Br. Maximilian Kolbe at the time, “Satan will rule in the Vatican and the Pope will be his slave”?
“This mortal hatred of the Church, of Christ and of his Vicar,” said Maximilian Kolbe, “proceeds from the principle of Freemasonry: the destruction of all religion, but especially the Catholic religion. All over the world the scattered cells of this Mafia strive in the most varied ways, more or less visibly, to reach the same goal. In doing so, it makes use of a whole horde of associations with various names and purposes, which under its influence still spread religious indifference and weaken morality.”
The ideals of freemasonry — the ideals of the French Revolution — of secularized liberty, equality and fraternity, detached from God: These are now the very air that we breathe in our societies.
At least, they were until very recently — they have been around long enough to demoralize the once-Christian nations, and make us all worldly and complacent. But now, it seems that they have achieved their purpose, and the mirage of these noble-sounding ideals is collapsing into totalitarianism and revolution.
Revolution as punishment for blasphemy
In fact, even in the 19th century, we were receiving divine warnings of what was coming. In apparitions approved as credible by the Church, our Lord appeared to the Carmelite nun Sr. Marie of St. Peter in 1843, and warned her that he was about to punish the world for all of the public, universal blasphemy, particularly against the name of God, against his Catholic Church, and the desecration of Sundays.
All of these things have only got worse.
He revealed to Sr. Marie that God was going to punish mankind for these crimes through “the malice of revolutionary men” and particularly by means of Communism. We don’t even need to mention the errors of Russia and Fatima here.
Perhaps all of this sounded quaint ten years ago, or as if it was referring to the 20th century. Today, at the end of 2021, it seems horribly up to date.
Br. Maximilian’s Response
So what shall we do? What can we do? What did Br. Maximilian Kolbe do, seeing this march of near-triumph in the holy city of Rome?
Well, seeing these celebrations and process in Rome, he wrote:
Is it possible that our enemies must carry on their work to the point of taking over, and that we remain idle, or, at the most, just pray without taking any action: Do we not have weapons more powerful than theirs — the protection of Heaven and of the Immaculate Virgin? The Immaculate and undefeated Queen who fights off every heresy will not give the field over to the enemy that is raising his head again; if she finds servants who are faithful and docile to her orders, she will win new victories greater than we would imagine.
“The idea occurred to me,” he wrote, “to found an association to fight against Freemasonry and the other servants of Lucifer.”
What was this association, what is its essence? He called it the Militia Immaculatae, the Knights of the Immaculate, and this is its program:
To conquer the entire world, as quickly as possible, and every single soul that is living now or will exist until the end of the world, for the Immaculata and through her for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
There are various facets to this organization, some of them active and others more spiritual — but at its heart is total consecration to the Immaculate Virgin, and prayer for the freemasons.
Prayer for our enemies
We all know that we have a Christian duty to love and pray for our enemies. Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us: “Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you.”
St. Paul takes up the same teaching:
Do not render evil for evil … If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men. Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. But if the enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink.” (Romans 12)
So should we be pacificists and wait for this Revolution to destroy us?
Well, St. Paul immediately tells us that by this love (and by extension prayer) for our enemies, through this, “thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. Be not overcome by evil: but overcome evil by good.”
Sr. Marie of St Peter saw it in the same way. Speaking of the prayers of reparation to the Holy Face which our Lord revealed to her, she wrote:
I proceed to enter the battlefield, fortified with the Cross and the other instruments of Our Lord’s torture as my weapons of war, levelling their infinite conquering power against the military entrenchments of the enemy, in the way He taught me.
And dear Br. Maximilian Kolbe has the same idea: The enemies of God are conquered and destroyed, not through violence, but through grace, and by being converted. They are changed into fellow servants and children of God, through the grace of Christ, and the power of the Immaculate Virgin, who crushes the serpent’s head and destroys all heresies and error.
Their success is not guaranteed
Here is the reality of things. We are in the midst of a global revolution progressing apace, with apparently little standing in its way. Many attribute this to the dark powers of hell, and are sure that those imposing this revolution are following and are assisted by demons.
But even if this is true — and it certainly looks like it, for all sorts of reasons — the people actually imposing it are human beings — flesh and blood — like you and me. A revolution certainly only needs a small number of very dedicated men — and perhaps we could concede that those men are almost irredeemable (although nothing is impossible to God).
But the imposition of this revolution also requires a larger number of men who are less dedicated. These people need to be kept in line by their wicked masters, whether by threats or promises. But they are “moving parts,” and they have families, friends and memories of how life was.
It is just not possible for the forces of evil to have complete assurance that these men, whom they do not “own” like they might own others, will continue to co-operate in this insane, ugly, anti-human, and anti-Christ revolution.
Demons don’t change their minds. Humans do. Humans have a breaking point, at which they say: “Enough.” And with the power of grace, obtained through our prayer and action, they will.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. As more and more people suffer from the effects of these vaccines, these lockdowns, this emerging apartheid — as more and more people realize that they are always just one booster away from being counted as unclean and unvaccinated — as the families of the enforcers begin to suffer and become divided themselves, as they find themselves arresting, fining, imprisoning, injecting, or even killing other people just like them — that breaking point comes closer and closer.
Can we really say that the powers of evil are in control of these things? No, we cannot. Their success is not guaranteed.
And indeed we do not even need to despair of the most villainous characters in this terrible play. Who would have thought that the brutal Saul of Tarsus would become St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles? God may do stranger things yet.
Each breath they take, each beat of their hearts, these things are only possible because Almighty God allows them and sustains these wicked men in being. They think that they are so powerful, but they only continue to exist for the greater glory of God, and because he wills it. They too are humans: hardened to grace, definitely — but let’s just say their immunity to grace is about as safe and effective as their so-called vaccines.
So we must PRAY. We are coming to the end of a 54-day 15-decade Rosary Novena, and while we have surely received many graces, our prayer must continue. We must continue to pray our Rosaries for the end of this tyranny and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. “Give me my weapon!” said Padre Pio.
We have seen that our Lord wants us to make reparation for the blasphemies offered to him, for which this communist tyranny is a punishment. Our Lord told Sr. Marie that reparation to the Holy Face would defeat the communists and revolution: Let us take up this spirit.
Let us pray with Br. Maximilian for those who do not have recourse to our Lady. He said, “especially the freemasons,” and we can add to that the wicked architects of this revolution.
And we must pray also that Satan does not rule in the Vatican, and that we have a Pope who will not be his slave.
I want to end with the words of, by then a priest, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe — who gives us the authentic image of a Knight of the Immaculate.
He does not narrowly confine his heart to himself, nor to his family, to his close relations, friends, and countrymen, but he takes the whole world into it, each and every person, because all without exception have been redeemed with the Blood of Jesus Christ, all of them are our brethren. He wishes all true happiness, enlightenment through the light of faith, cleansing from sins, and a heart burning with love for God, an unbounded love. The happiness of all mankind in God through the Immaculata — that is his dream.
There are all sorts of actions that we can take to protect our families, our children, our nations and the Church in these dark times — but without Christ, we can do nothing. We must start with him, making reparation for the blasphemies of mankind, and praying that he convert the hearts of the wicked men who have allowed themselves to be the slaves of Satan.
In the end, Our Lady’s immaculate heart will triumph, and she will crush the head of the serpent and all those who make up his anti-Church. They have already lost, and we have already won. The supreme act of love — and what may help us the most — is to save these wicked men from their fates by our prayers.