Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Here's Two Important Posts For Us to Ponder!


By Dr. Rosalie Turton http://www.101foundation.com
[All in brackets & red are my comments]

Is there a similar message in Our Lady's words at Fatima, [Garabandal] and Akita? Yes, and it is a serious one! Bishop John S. Ito of Akita, Japan, confirmed that the third and final message given by Our Lady to Sister Agnes Sasagawa on October 13, 1973 was also the message of Fatima, Portugal on July 13, 1917, when the three children saw the vision of hell and learned about the five first Saturdays . . . and the consequences if people did not respond.
It was the final help from Heaven to the world. Messages in other apparitions all over the world, from the beginning of time, make the same requests: convert, obey God, pray, and repent. Both the messages of Akita and Fatima [and Garabandal] speak of a soon approaching chastisement if people do not convert and pray. They are serious, and sad . . . but the warnings offer much hope to those who heed them . . . the hope of mitigation and salvation! We can delay, soften, and avert in some places, the just wrath of God that is about to come upon the earth, and even more important, about to come upon our own soul at our particular judgment, which may well come first. The third and most serious message from Our Lady of Akita (as quoted from the Pastoral Letter approving the apparition, issued on April 22, 1984) is as follows:

"Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him . . . to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with My Son, for souls who will repair, by their suffering and their poverty, for the sinners and the ungrateful. "In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With My Son, I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities, by offering Him the sufferings of My Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him and form a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance, and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger."

Fire Will Fall From The Sky

After a short silence, Our Blessed Mother said:

"As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. "Fire will fall from the sky, and wipe out a great part of humanity . . . the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. "The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary, and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops, and the Priests. The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church, in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, and Bishops against Bishops. [see 2nd formal Message of Garabandal] The Priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their conferees. "Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there no longer will be pardon for them."
Fatima Letter From Sister Lucia

A letter dated December 26, 1957, (long after the 1917 apparitions, and who saw our Lord and Our Lady privately many times afterwards) was written by Sr. Lucia to Fr. Agustino Fuentes, the postulator for the cause of beatification of Francisco and Jacinta. Lucia states: "Father, the Madonna is very sad because we have not paid attention to Her message of 1917. Neither the good nor the wicked have taken any notice. The good continue on their way without giving a thought to Our Lady's words . . . without heeding the Heavenly instructions. "The wicked march down the wide road to perdition, [see 2nd formal Message of Garabandal] by not taking into account the chastisements that threaten them. "Believe me, Father, God will chastise the world very quickly. Punishment from Heaven is imminent. Material chastisement will arrive very quickly. "Think, Father, of all the souls who will fall into hell, and this will happen because we do not pray enough and we do not do penance. This is the reason for the sadness of the Blessed Virgin.

Our Lady Came Very Often

"Father, tell everyone that the Madonna announced it to me very often: many nations will disappear from the face of the earth. Russia will be the scourge chosen by God to chastise humanity, if we do not obtain the grace of her conversion through prayer and the Sacraments. "Say it, Father; say that the devil is engaging in the decisive battle against the Madonna, because what grieves the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the fall of religious and priestly souls. The devil knows that the religious and priests who are unfaithful to their beautiful vocation lead many souls to hell [again, see the 2nd formal Message of Garabandal]. "There is just enough time to stay the punishment from Heaven! Two very effective means are at our disposal: prayer and sacrifice. "The devil does all that he can do to distract us and to take away our taste for prayer. We will save or damn ourselves together. "Nevertheless, Father you must tell the people that they should not keep hoping for an appeal to do penance from either the Sovereign Pontiff, . . . or from the Bishops, the Priests, or the superior generals. It is high time for everyone, on his own initiative, to perform good and holy works, and to reform his life according to the desires of the Madonna.

The Devil And Consecrated Souls

"The devil wants to take hold of consecrated souls; he tries to corrupt them in order to lull the others to sleep and lead them to final impenitence. The devil employs all tricks, even going so far as to suggest delay of entrance into religious life. Resulting from this, is the sterility of the interior life, and among the laymen, coldness regarding the subject of renouncing pleasures and the total immolation of themselves to God. "Father, say that two things were the root of the sanctification of Francisco and Jacinta: 1) the grief and affliction of the Madonna, 2) and the vision of hell. "The Madonna is as though She is placed between two swords. On the one side, She sees humanity obstinate and indifferent to the announced punishments. On the other, She sees us, who desecrate the Sacraments and scorn the approaching chastisement, by remaining incredulous, sinsual, and materialistic.

Approaching The Last Times

"The Madonna said specifically: 'We are approaching the last times.' The devil has engaged the decisive battle, that is, the final battle . . . from which one of the two will emerge either the victor or the vanquished: either we are with God, or with the devil. We must choose, and abide by our choice. "The holy Rosary and a devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are the final remedies given to the world. Final means that there will be no others. "The Blessed Virgin tremulously offers the last anchor of salvation to us. The Madonna also said that if we did not heed Her, we would no longer be forgiven. "Father, it is urgent for us to realize the terrible reality. We do not want to terrify souls, but this is an urgent appeal to reality. Since the Most Blessed Virgin gave such effectiveness to the Rosary, there exists no material, spiritual, national, or international problem that cannot be solved by the holy Rosary, and by our sacrifices. Saying it with love and piety will permit us to console Mary and to efface the so numerous tears of Her Immaculate Heart."

Save Your Soul

Frequent recitation of the Rosary can also save our own soul and the souls of those whom we love, and then we can live in love and joy . . . for all eternity . . . or otherwise go to perdition . . . Is it worth it to you? Only in this life, can you make your choices. After you die, your fate is endlessly sealed. That is why children are spanked, and that is why God is going to send a chastisement . . . so that we learn to obey and behave, and so that we can come back home to Him in Heaven. His love for us is so great, His mercy is now, but His justice must be faced at judgment. Oh, please, realize the seriousness and value of the salvation of your soul. In St. John Bosco's dream, one of the greatest griefs of the souls in hell, was the realization of HOW EASY it would have been to get to Heaven, and of how LITTLE VALUE was the worth of what they received at the time, in exchange for the great treasure of eternal joy that they so readily gave up. Regret forever . . . deep, painful, unbearable, eternal regret. You can live in endless love, joy, and happiness, with Jesus and Mary, with just a little more prayer and sacrifice now. May the Holy Spirit come to you at this very moment to bless you with His strength and the determination you need to serve God now, while you can. And, even in this mortal life, you will be happier than ever before! You will begin to live your Heaven on earth. Ask anyone who is in a state of grace. God bless you. +++