And Elias, the prophet, stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch (Ecclesiasticus. 48.1, DRV)
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Teresian Carmelite Vocation Discernment (II): The Queenship of Mary
Sunday after the Ascension
Today's Holy Gospel (Jn. 15.26,27-6.1-4) explains the scope of the authentic Catholic testimony which the Apostles, as well as all future Christians, will be called upon to give in their mission, according to their respective state in Christian life, to get all things (man's body and soul and his 'private affairs', families, and nations)... subjected under the dominion of the King of kings and Lord of lords (Apoc. 19.16) through the reign of the Immaculate Heart, the graces and gifts of the Holy Ghost, and the same constant teachings and precepts of our Sacred Tradition. "They will put you out of the [churches, seminaries, monasteries and convents]: yea, the hour cometh that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God." Jesus died on the Cross to give testimony to the Father; His disciples will have to suffer, undergo persecution, and even death itself, to give testimony to Him. We cannot follow a road different from the one which Jesus has trodden: "If any man will come after Me, let him... take up his cross and follow Me" (Mt. 16.24). A calm, tranquil testimony, which is made without facing danger - still less of risking life - will always have only relative value and ordinarily gives no guarantee of its genuineness or its strength; on the contrary, the more it costs, the greater its value in proving the fidelity of him who renders it.To witness to Christ, without regarding the difficulties, sufferings or struggles that may be encountered, is the program of the true Christian - most generously, of a true Teresian Carmelite. But Who will give us courage? To us as to the Apostles, courage will come from the Holy Ghost, from His Gift of fortitude; it will come from assiduous meditation on the example which Christ has given us; it will also come from His own words, spoken of coming persecutions: "I have told you these things, that you may not be scandalized in Me."
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.