And Elias, the prophet, stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch (Ecclesiasticus. 48.1, DRV)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The "Rule" of Our Lady and the Scapular Confraternity - V


Fifth Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

"Meditating day and night on the law of the Lord" - Attend to my law. Our Beloved, in His "merciful love" (our dear "Little Therese") towards us, saved us the just wrath of God - the most embarrassing and excruciating ignominy of the Cross - demanded by the most callous ingratitude of rejecting Him to His Face in His judgments. How He loved us more than He loved those angels who had also fallen from His grace! "If thou, Lord, art willing to suffer all this for me.... wither Thou goest, I must go; through whatever Thou passest, I must pass... [to] save [you, my Beloved] SOME of [the afflictions and pains You have to bear with still]... Stumble and fall with your [Beloved], but do not draw back from your cross or give it up. Think often of the weariness of His journey and of how much harder His [sufferings] were than those which you have to suffer. However hard you may imagine yours to be, and however much affliction they may cause you, they will be a source of comfort to you, for you will see that they are matters for scorn compared with the [Passion] endured by the Lord" (St. Teresa of Jesus, "Way of Perfection," Ch. XXVI).

Related post: "The Teresian Carmel of Traditional Observance"

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Salvation is in the "Blood of the Lamb"

Apocalypse XIV now unfolding (cf., our posts "The Wine of the Wrath of God" and "After Pope Benedict XVI, the 'Last' Roman Pontiff?"). The divine chastisement of world-wide conflagration (Lk. 17.29-30, cf., our post "Our Lady, Vatican II Disorientation, and the Annihilation of Many Nations") to annihilate the 'super-power' and cities and nations drunk with the wine of its immodesty, impurity, fornication, homosexuality, and blasphemies (Apoc. 14.8) is imminent - the close of our end-times period (distinct from the consummation of the world, Mt. 28.20).

They... have made them white in the Blood of the Lamb
(Apoc. 7.14) ... All things... are cleansed with Blood: and without shedding of Blood there is no remission (Heb. 9.22).

The Blood of the [Divine] Lamb can be availed of in the traditional Rite of the Sacrament of Penance (cf., our post "On Concealing Sins in Confession") and of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (the Traditional Latin Mass). Go to our traditional Catholic Mass Centers (links on the left-side bar of this site). Flee to the mountains... (Mt. 24.16).

See also the Messages and Appeals (on the upper right-side bar) of the Apocalyptic Woman in her title of Our Lady of Fatima.