Dear friends of the Mystical Rose MRMS Membership Society ----- Prayer Sacrifice Penance
April is somewhat traditionally known as the Month of the Eucharist. Yet, June could be called the Month of Christ's Body, since July is of His Blood: hence August of far more -- His Soul, and ABOVE ALL, September of His Divinity (since many heresies existed against such and even to this millennium). Even the Divine Mercy Novena calls us to pray on the 5th day for those who believe not in Christ's Divinity. April may eventually be called the Month of Divine Mercy. The booklet I am yet in the process of composing will explain the solid Catholic logic behind this and other designations. Without baring all the content of such here, above all the Solemnity is so typically in April, Divine Mercy is God’s greatest attribute toward man (and should thus be highlighted by a special monthly designation, too), and yet more reasons. Now, many have asked about who His Holiness, Francis 1st, really is. Among other realities, if you do the research you’ll find that he may OR MAY NOT BE Peter the Roman (due to various interpretations over text from St. Malachy that has questions).
In this 13-ish year our new Holy Father came to us. Francis the 1st was elected right on March 13, 2013 and his first inaugural Mass was on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, whom he didn’t hide, either. We know from the original names of 5 of the last 10 pontiffs that we are in a Josephyte era – for protection in a world full of peril. How? They had the name of Joseph, whether as the first or middle name, and kept him as a personal patron saint after their papal names left “Joseph” more hidden. (St. Joseph was known as the very hidden, humble carpenter.)
Benedict XVI was a real Rosa Mystica Pope, but Francis the 1st is also such per Our Lady of Guadalupe. Even though Our Lady of Lupan is the Madonna of Argentina [noted in the March 17th message], God gave us Francis from America, original Guadalupan territory: “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, make intercession for Holy Church[….]” So begins this famous prayer in the great treasury of officially recognized and indulgenced prayers. This is the only prayer found with the name of our “Mystical Rose” in the lengthy text of The RACCOLTA. It is #424, with 500 days indulgence, from a papal audience by St. Pius X on Aug. 18, 1908. The Raccolta is the greatest prayer book in my estimation (as many orthodox Catholic faithful also esteem it). [In my own judgment the very famous Pieta, much of its content per St. Bridget, truly is the greatest prayer booklet. Headlined in print as a “book,” it is more like a booklet in length.]
No accident -- that Divine Design set up Providentially our VERY FIRST AMERICAN POPE. As many of you are U.S. citizens, we should see that even though he is from South America and not North America, we are all “one America” via Bl. John Paul II in his document Ecclesia in America. Why all of this timing on America? Because OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, MYSTICAL ROSE, is from Central America -- Mexico being thus in the very heart of the Americas, even as Mexico City is in the southern part but geographically around the heart area continentally that way, too! As the STAR of the New Evangelization above all, and as the 'photo from Heaven' as some describe her (beyond, thus, even a St. Luke portrait), She is the most Universal of Madonnas for the whole world. Also, we are ever nearer to Rev. ch. 12, of Mary appearing (as in the tilma) but in the heavens. This rock called "earth" is clearly all the more no more than a firecracker as St. Peter prophesies in his N.T. letter. Due to so many abortions, perversions ('gay' marriages), violence, etc. the monstrous sins of mankind are so evident that the most prolife Madonna is to shine out all the more for as many conversions as possible before Judgment Day. This will happen very markedly for those sinners of the 4 that call out for wrath directly from Heaven: murder (abortion), homosexuality, incest, unjust oppression of the needy (especially 'bilking' workers of their due wages). Too, Our Lady will shine all the more for that prophesied conversion (in the last days) of the Jews – especially with the New Evangelization now all the more refined by Pope Benedict XVI (to help fallen away Catholics). Even that conversion of the Jews is one of the specific intentions of the Divine Mercy Novena.
So, again, the Novena often starts with St. Joseph's month and typically takes us into April for the Solemnity of Divine Mercy Sunday. Since this is God's greatest attribute toward man (divinely, for ad intram it isn't needed since the Trinity never sins; nor angelically is it needed since the angels were tried but once but in the Beatific Vision, and many by directly offending the Divine Trinity fell into ever demonic being), it deserves at least one month for its attribute to complement January, for example, as the Month of His Holy Name of Jesus ["Your Name and Your Title are the delight of my soul"].
So, that we now have an American Pope for the first time in history is a perfect harmony with Bl. JPII establishing Our Lady of Guadalupe as the Star of the New Evangelization. The qualities of Pope Francis are also very refreshing, besides where he is from. If he is to be Peter the Roman (evidences are unclear of absolute interpretation of St. Malachy), it wouldn't be ironic. Why? Just as the first Peter came from the most Catholic continent in his time, so too America being per capita the most Catholic continent now in the whole world (behold Brazil, the Philippines, Mexico, etc.) he may be the 2nd Peter and the last pope thereby as well... HOLY BOOKENDS to CHRISTIAN HISTORY. Regardless, "only The Father knows," although the 'signs of the times' [the lightning bolt upon St. Peter's Dome, the meteor in Russia, etc.] that we are in the wider Sodom and Gomorrah -- unto the fire that will be cast by angels upon the earth to end it (see Blessed Elena Aiello's often annual Good Friday messages) -- are all the more apparent that the 2nd Coming of the Omnipotent King Jesus can be at any time. O MARANATHA! --YESHUAH, MESHIAKAH! = Oh Come -- Lord Jesus, The Messiah!
So, in this Month of Divine Mercy, as it can be called, let us attend to prayer - sacrifice - penance for His Holiness and all. May he, our American but Universal (Mystical Rose) Pope be all the more so. That is, God-willing, may he ensure Her official approbation this Year of 2013, and maybe with Her feast day of July 13, 2013! Yeah! (But only if God wills it. He often wills trials -- and trails of trials, too… the Viae (plural, in this context) Crucis of apparitions and devotions that took long hauls and times for approbations, let alone even the Divine Mercy gifts long after St. Faustina died (at 10:45 PM, on Oct. 5, 1938) and interceded for decades, too, were finally officially gifted to Mother Church.
Happy, Hearty, & Holy Mystical Rose Year since it is of 2013.
Fr. Ed, SOLT, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Amatissima semper esto Maria Rosa Mystica! ===== Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa Mystica!
May our next Pope persevere also VERY JOSEPHITE for the "HARD FIGHT OF THE FAITH" (from the N.T. -- Jude's letter).