Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A BOOK RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU from Retired Bishop +Rene Henry Gracida


If you are like me you probably have
no difficulty accepting the supernatural character of the
apparitions and other phenomena associated with the events of Fatima of
1917 since they have received the ‘nihil obstat’ and the approval of the
Holy See.   Also, like me you are probably troubled by the
controversies surrounding all other such events and private revelations
that have occurred since Fatima.

The failure of the Holy See to disclose the findings of the
commissions that have investigated Medjugorje and to either condemn or
approve it make acceptance by Catholics around the world difficult and,
conversely, the events of Garabandal  assume increasing importance 
in view of the present growing crisis in the Church.

Edward Kelly’s book, A Journey of Happiness and Hope is not the usual compilation
of reporting on the Church’s treatment of the apparitions and
revelations, but is instead  an autobiographical record of how his life
was changed after he stumbled upon the village of Garabandal as a
tourist in Spain in the 1960″s.  But his book is not simply
autobiographical because it gives the reader insight into the lives of
the visionaries, their families and the other residents of the small
village of Garabandal.  In addition, he does provide a record of the way
the Church, both local and Rome have dealt with the supernatural
element of the events of Garabandal.

A Journey of Happiness and Hope is eminently readable.  I
could not put it down once I started reading it and the fact that Saints
Padre Pio and Mother Theresa of Calcutta were such strong supporters of
the visionaries of Garabandal came as a welcome surprise to me in view
of the reprehensible way in which the bishops of Santander have
mishandled  Garabandal from the 

The book is available from Amazon and costs only $15.00.  I highly recommend it.

+Rene Henry Gracida


Monday, October 23, 2017


Tribulation Times

October 24, 2017  
(Luk 12:2-3) For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed: nor hidden that shall not be known. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers shall be preached on the housetops.

MARK MALLET BLOGRevelation Illumination
 St. Andrews Productions: The Miracle of Illumination of All Consciences by Dr. Thomas W. Petrisko

From as far back as the 16th century, when St. Edmund Campion of England spoke of “a great day that would reveal all men’s consciences,” a coming “day of enlightenment” has been foretold. It is purported to be a day in which God will supernaturally illuminate the conscience of every man, woman, and child on earth. Each person, then, would momentarily see the state of their soul through God’s eyes and realize the truth of His existence. This predicted event is now said to be imminent, as talk concerning the certainty of this miracle has intensified. This book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide on this coming event, using Scripture and testimony from the Saints and Visionaries to explain this coming miracle of God’s Mercy. ‘It will be an act of act of His Mercy. Whether the world will avoid annihilation of several entire nations, will depend on how each of us reacts to this act of His Mercy. At a time when the world has lost its sense of sin, we will suddenly see ourselves as God sees us. We will recognize our sins.- Fr. Philip Bebie, CP Thomas W. Petrisko


A MOMENT WITH MARYSatan fears the Rosary

In his book The Last Exorcist—composed of texts from various blogs, Father Amorth reports an entire dialogue he had, in his role as exorcist, with the devil.

Father Amorth: “What are the virtues of the Madonna that make you angriest?”

Demon: “She makes me angry because she is the humblest of all creatures, and because I am the proudest; because she is the purest of all creatures, and I am not; because, of all creatures, she is the most obedient to God, and I am a rebel!”

Father Amorth: “Tell me the fourth characteristic of the Madonna that makes you so afraid of her that you are more afraid when I say the Madonna’s name than when I say the name of Jesus Christ!”

Demon: “I am more afraid when you say the Madonna’s name, because I am more humiliated by being beaten by a simple creature, than by Him…”

Father Amorth: “Tell me the fourth characteristic of the Madonna that makes you most angry!”

Demon: “Because she always defeats me, because she was never compromised by any taint of sin!”

“During an exorcism,” Father Amorth remembers, “Satan told me, through the possessed person, ‘Every Hail Mary of the Rosary is a blow to the head for me; if Christians knew the power of the Rosary, it would be the end of me!'”

BLOGThe Ted Bundy Rosary Miracle

MATTHEW KELLY: The Rosary teaches us how to just be, and that is not a small or inisignificant lesson.
Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 17- "On non-possessiveness"
6. He who has tasted the things on high easily despises what is below. But he who has not tasted the things above finds joy in possessions.

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