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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"De profundis..."


Feast of St. Augustine
Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Out of the depths.... He shall redeem...
(Ps. 129.1,8)

Saint Augustine, once "caught fast in a disease of the flesh..." (Confessions, Bk. VI, Ch. 12), rose to such a towering figure of sanctity. See how the grace of Our Lord would rise those it finds plunged in the degrading depths of the sea of beastly carnal pleasures. "Caught fast in a disease of the flesh with its deadly sweetness, I dragged along my chains and was fearful of being loosed from them... Thus we were, until You, O Most High, Who never desert our clay, mercifully by marvelous and hidden ways come to aid us in our wretchedness" (ibid.).

"Disease," "deadly," "wretchedness." Thus how God's grace triumphs when in the time He shows our sickness through the light of the Catholic Faith (cf., our post "On Lust and the Vice of Impurity"), we incline our ear and finally avail of His great power! So our dear "Little Therese" puts it thus: "Humility is truth." For He shall save the humble... of spirit.... glory shall uphold the humble of spirit (Ps. 17.28; 33.19; Pr. 29.23). We then sing as the converted Augustine sang (Bk. IX, Ch. 1): You have broken my bonds! (Ps. 115.16). In great contrast is the diabolical response among the unclean (see "Comment" below) and, more loudly, among those who now pride themselves to have revised Gen. 1.27 (male and female He created them) by 'creating' a 'third sex/gender': "We're O.K. Nothing DISordered, nothing DISoriented in us [no thanks to the 'Pontifex', in our post "The Thoughts of God's Heart..."]. [g]od made us this way! This is 'NATURAL'" - the 'Naturalism' (denial of Original Sin) fundamental to Freemasonry and its 1789 revolutionary 'Rights of Man'! (cf., our post "Papal Condemnations of Freemasonry and Their Doctrines").

Related post: "Our Lady, Vatican II Disorientation, and the Annihilation of Many Nations"

1 comment:

  1. "The 'Unclean'"

    "Cast out of the camp... whoever hath an ISSUE of seed" (Num. 5.2). Protestant and Neo-Catholic versions stop at "issue" pretending as if this refers only to a pathological condition (as in Lev. 22.4: "a man... that suffereth a RUNNING of the seed"). But St. Paul speaks of an "uncleanness" (Gal. 5.19) which excludes from the "kingdom of God" (Gal. 5.21). Certainly, those who engage in the lawful act of marriage (Lev. 15.16,18) or those who had had an unconsented nocturnal emission (Dt. 23.10) cannot be the kind of these sexually impure to be excluded from God's kingdom. This clearly refers then to those who bring this "[issuance] of seed" not for the purpose of producing children but merely for the sake of "a filthy humor [which] at every moment cleaveth to and gathereth in his flesh" (Lev. 15.3).


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.