Feast of St. James, "the Greater"
Send forth Thy light and Thy truth...
(Ps. 42.3- DRV)
In our previous post, "Christian Prayer... (I)", God hath sent His mercy (Ps. 56.4) for evils without number have surrounded us (Ps. 39.12). In our period, impurity even to homosexuality [hath] overtaken [the world] (Ps. 39.12) as was foretold by the Prophet Isaias: a curse [shall] devour the earth, and the inhabitants thereof shall sin: and therefore they that dwell therein shall be mad, and few men shall be left (24.6). And Our Lord and Savior Himself, referring to the times of His visitation and Coming, links, as the effect to its cause, this curse of worldwide mad[ness] devouring many peoples, many nations* to the eclipse**, as it were, of the light of the Catholic Faith***: ...The Son of man, when He cometh, shall He find, think you, Faith on earth? (Lk. 18.8)
* In the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed (Lk. 17.29), cf., our post "Our Lady, Vatican II Disorientation, and the Annihilation of Many Nations"; see also, "Our Lady at Fatima: MANY souls go to hell..."
** The Sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light (Mt. 24.29). See St. Augustine on this passage in our post The Great Tribulation.
*** Eclipsed by the Neo-Catholic 'theologism' and its Neo-Catholic 'gospel' of 'universal salvationism' emanating from the Neo-Catholic Rome - seat of the "counterfeit-Religion" (cf., our post "The Year 1929"; see also, "In virtue of OUR Apostolic authority").
In sending us His mercy by virtue of the efficacy of the supplications of His just men, God hath sent also His truth (Ps. 56.4). Thus, to ask God His mercy that He save us is for Him to let the rays of divine light illumine our mind that it may adhere only to the Truth. Salvation and Redemption from our sins begins with divine illumination: The Lord is my light and my salvation, says the Prophet Daniel (Ps. 26.1); St. John the beloved Apostle teaches, In Him - the Word [Who] was God... made flesh (1.1,14) - was life, and the Life was the light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness... (vv. 4,5). If humility is a necessary condition of authentic Christian prayer, we must confess - thereby acknowledging - that we are in darkness, nay plunged in deep darkness. And if in God's great mercy, He sends us for our end-times period the Apocalyptic Woman for our last "life-line" as Queen Esther was to the beleaguered Hebrew nation (cf., our post "Mary in the Sacred Writ: the Queen of Mercy") so thus She the morning rising, fair as the moon [which was appointed to shine upon us in this 'night' with the light She derives from the Orient from on high (Lk. 1.78)] points out to us the reason why the world is plunged, nay wallowing in deep darkness: the light of the Catholic Faith would be eclipsed right there in Rome - "Rome will lose the Faith..." (Our Lady of La Salette), "[Not in Rome] will... the dogma of the Faith... always be preserved, etc." (Our Lady of Fatima ending the Second Part and introducing the Third Part of "The Great Secret of Fatima") - this we must acknowledge.
Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me, and brought me unto Thy holy hill (Ps. 42.3, recited by a Catholic priest at the foot of our traditional altar before he, as a Levitical minister, [goes] up (1 K - 1 Sam in non-Catholic versions - 2.28) to stand before and speak, like Moses of Old, with God, as if to a friend, face to face - Ex. 33.11). Thus, the light shed by the Orient's morning Star does not leave us lost as to where to go - unto God's holy hill: a lesson that the Crucifixion and Death of the Savior on Calvary, where the enemies seemed to have prevailed and the Prince of the Apostles wandering afar off (Mt. 26.58) the Cross, must figure in Christ's "Mystical Body" (Pope Pius XII); that is, following the principle of St. Ignatius of Antioch, wherever a true Catholic bishop [though he may be the only one left as St. John was among the Apostles], 100% sound in the Faith (with no shade of Neo-Catholic disorientation and 'integrative' desires; repudiates also Sedevacantism), is and standing faithfully [as St. John, the only Apostle then left, did] offering before the face of God the propitiatory Sacrifice of the Savior on His high altar (Heb. 13.10), there the "Mystical Body of Christ," though reduced to a remnant but universal still - united in one and the same Faith (not only in terms but also and especially in precise, not in ambiguously 'Modernist', sense), in the same traditional Rite of the Sacraments, and in "hierarchical subordination" by "Holy Obedience" to the SOVEREIGN PONTIFF really functioning as such - is! See, "Catholic Resistance, Not Disobedience".