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

Friday, July 12, 2013

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


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

Attend to My law... - "Once we realize that God is merciful love, we go to Him with confidence. In its turn, 'confidence,' [says our dear "Little Therese"] leads to love.'" (Fr. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, C.D., "Mieux connaitre St. Therese") And "love alone," teaches St. John of the Cross, "can repay Love." Now, "whoever desires to love God as He deserves to be loved must reject everything that might impede or weaken that love. For we love God truly only when we love Him alone and love Him with all our [mind, heart, soul and strength]; furthermore, any love we have for creatures [that is, our self, our loved ones, possessions, and even spiritual goods] must be centered in Him and be for Him. To this law there is no exception. .. In consequence of original sin, we find in ourselves a tendency to seek ourselves in all things [that is, to our honor, our ease, comfort, and pleasure]. It is this inordinate self-love that pulls us here and there and prevents the full unfolding of our love of God AND OUR GROWTH IN CHRIST. That is why [our Beloved] demands of those who wish to be His disciples that they deny themselves" (Fr. Francis, C.D., ibid.). If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me (Mt. 16.24).

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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.