2012 Christmas Blessings on this Month of the Holy Family.
The well known Dr. Ralph Martin (Tuesdays on EWTN, too) gave us SOLT priests a great Priests' Retreat this week. Much has crashed during this year, including the chance for a better govt. New crosses can often come with crashes, and they have their place. Fr. Jordan's crash with me happened right on St. Veronica Giuliani's day of July 9... she was a great victim soul and mystic.
Just a few days ago even my computer had a kind of crash, and I lost all emails from my left column. What happened was while Delete Forever was applied to all Trash and Spam, in Google you can't do that to Sent Emails. Why? Because all emails you send to yourself to store under Labels you create are wiped out. Even my Monthly Message storing label was ripped off of all former Messages stored there... so, the heading will only be per our website this month. The December Message also got wiped out under my Drafts. An expert looked at the laptop and opened a Windows Live Mail for future backups.
Still, one great Providential item on the Draft for December of this year was how 12/12/12 will occur in our lifetime's only this year. While we are not into numerology, some of you have even shared with me how Divine Providence often works with numbers and surely even may reveal such.
This is the year for launching the composition of my booket on John 6:66 and 12/12/12 crushes the # of the mark of the beast, so to speak, by doubling over it... like Her heel on his ugly head.
Such was shared with me by a novice who perceived this timing, too, for the booklet on the Eucharist.
Very providentially, Our Lady of Guadalupe is calling us to reach to fallen away Catholics so much more now? How? As the Star of the New Evangelization, She has moved His Holiness Benedict XVI to "redefine the New Evangelization with a new definition," Ralph Martin explained.
Ralph was set up by Pope Benedict to head some of the New Evangelization officially for the USA. He clarified that our Holy Father emphasized a new direction for evangelizing.
So many Catholics are heading more and more into the prophesied (in the Bible) "Great Apostasy." So, His Holiness stressed the need for renewal of the New Evangelization in this direction: of trying to help as many Catholics as possible from the deceptions of the enemy, both those who are weak and those who have already apostasized. Indeed, how many Catholics will truly have far more of a Mary Christ Mass (every Saturday, especially, and not just 1st Saturdays) than the one day of a Merry Christmas? I know of some parishes that no longer have Saturday pre-Sunday liturgical Masses of Our Lady, and of course some of you do too.
May we all grow closer to Christ in these times of trial (even today on NBC news the report of how fast the ice is melting now in the Antarctic !!! and its sea level effects, even on Superstorm Sandy).
Too, may we all grow all the closer to Our Lady of Guadalupe, even though we are not in Mexico -- including titanium rodded me, now nicknamed "Fr. Bionics").
Let us pray (so much more than for healing) for that of the increase of our faith, too, in the line of "may He increase, and I decrease" as our Advent way-paver willed: St. John the Baptist, so FULL of faith in Christ our Savior and Judge. Finally, after the July accident (wherein one can learn all the more with the petition of the Psalmist-- Ps. 90 -- for "the shortness of life, that I may gain wisdom OF HEART") any time I hear "OK" the reminder returns of "The Omnipotent King." One felt like being in a black tornado by smashing into the truckbed at 75 MPH, and the "Weaver Who severs the last thread" is sensed == The Alpha and Omega Who takes us at any second or minute into the other side to judge us, if even before billions of angels and souls, but above all in front of God, Who determines instantly our eternity. So glad about the Bridgettine Prayers and Promises in the Pieta... including the 5 promises for those who honor each Drop of His Blood. When/if you had ever done such IT IS SO EMPOWERING no matter what the cross -- that you will be held by God Himself as a martyr. One person I know had doubted how such is at all equal to one shedding his very lifeblood and all. But while a martyr's blood is "precious in the sight of God," it is not equal to The Most Precious Blood of our only Savior. So, honoring 6 Drops per day over 3 years, as specified in the famous Letter in the Pieta, is so pleasing to Jesus that it is equal to literally being a martyr, and you will thereby receive what St. Thomas Aquinas defined as the greatest crown in Heaven -- a martyr's crown. Even if you should die before completing the 3 years, if such was your intention then you receive it all including freedom from all pains in purgatory (a straight shot into Heaven). I might doubt some of this, but I know from experience that Jesus and St. Bridget are so close that He won't allow fictional slurs on her major gifts to mankind.
Do feel free to become as soon as possible a true member all the more of the family of martyrs... together with the now famous Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio, from For the Greater Glory... likely the greatest historical movie of the 3rd millennium,
Indeed as we move toward the Hour of Grace on Dec. 8 into the great Guadalupan Year12s of this year, we may hope and pray that the new Rosa Mystica 13 Year of 2013 will finally find the Vatican approbation we've been awaiting for nearly 50 years now ... Please pray for this in the Hour officially Grace especially ... Fr. Ed
Have a Great Month of the Holy Family,
Fr. Ed, SOLT, at OLCC.
May Our Lady ever-flowering & overflowing with graces & blessing unfold in us The 3-Fold indwelling Divinity (of Her 3 'Roses') to ever spring, sing, and ring alive.
Amatissima semper esto Maria Rosa Mystica! ===== Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa Mystica!