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Published on January 1st, 2016

Religious Days of Note - January 2016

1st Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God and First Friday of the Month

2nd  First Saturday of the Month

3rd  Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (2) and Celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord (3)

6th    Actual day of  The Epiphany of The Lord (3)
 
10th  Baptism of The Lord [The Sunday after January 6th]

23rd  Mary's Wedding

25th  Conversion of St. Paul

26th  Sts. Timothy and Titus

31st   St. John Bosco

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(1) Muslim and Jewsih religious Holy Days are dependent on Lunar cycles thus are different every year.
For more details Jewish  Religious Dates Click Here and Muslim Religious Dates Click Here
(2) According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite today is the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. In a Motu Proprio dated October 23, 1913, Pope St. Pius X moved this Feast to the Sunday between January 2-5, or January 2 if none of these days is a Sunday.
(3) Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles.Epiphany falls on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. In most countries, including the United States, the celebration of Epiphany in 2016 is transferred to Sunday, January 3.


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What makes this even more unusual is that those pages are seldom found by Search Engines unless one is very specific in the request. One thing we know about the visitor's countries: They do not allow the statistic- related Google script to run. Two that we know of that fit that characteristic are the People's Republic of China (aka China) and North Korea

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Another security reminder/alert/warning.....

Hyatt Hotels has asked customers to review their payment card account statements closely, after it detected malware on the computers that run its payment-processing systems at locations it manages.

The hotel chain did not provide more details on the breach, including the number of customers that might have been affected, but it appears from the alert to customers that hackers may have obtained critical credit card information.

Hyatt is the latest in a number of companies in the hospitality industry, including Hilton Worldwide, Mandarin Oriental and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide that were affected by hacker attacks. A number of retailers like Target also had their point-of-sale systems targeted.

Comment: When it comes to our security, only God can help after we have taken the necessary precautions.

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Published on January 5th, 2016

This probably is... among the top ten most important documents that we have ever published:

Many ask: "Why Lord? Why Do You Allow This? Why Me? What Have I Done To Deserve This?"...

...and  here is the answer in full! We cannot make it any simpler or any clearer.


From miguel de Portugal

The hand behind Francis continues to show...

We have just read the following news report in CRUX (1a) [by John Allen(1b)]:
[our highlights]

In 2016, Francis may be a pope in search of a partner

When a strong pope with a clear social agenda intersects with a world leader who shares the same basic outlook, and one who's willing to put elbow grease behind it, sometimes history can change.

With the support of King Philip II of Spain, for instance, St. Pius V promoted a "Holy League" that turned back a possible Ottoman Muslim conquest of Europe at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Four centuries later, St. John Paul II and US President Ronald Reagan joined forces in a successful effort to bring down Soviet Communism.

Though with a different set of priorities, Pope Francis has a similar ambition to shape history.

The question facing Francis in 2016 is: Who's the political partner who could help him move the ball?

What immediately came to mind was our warning published some years back. (2) Specifically items nos. 1 and 6 spots under the following heading:

Long-term and short-term preparations for the appearance of the False Christ:
   
1. The way for the False Christ has long been prepared in secret within the Catholic Church – in particular, by Opus Dei, Benedict XVI, and the Marian Movement of Priests....

and

6. The ideas of "restoring Christendom," the expectation of a coming "Great King" and "Holy Pontiff,".....  all prepare the way for the False Christ and his teachings. Likewise, any attempt to attain justice and peace through global governance by anyone other than Jesus Christ is a manifestation of False Christ thinking.

Through the Grace of God we stumbled on a page (3) - which is of such thinking -  and which contained the following text:

"The selection of the true Pope, according to the prophets, will be: a) almost miraculous; b) soon after the terrible war and revolutions; c) the selectors will assemble under many difficulties; d) some prophets foretell the intervention of Saints Peter and Paul and angels..." - Fr. Culleton, The Prophets and Our Times 1941 A.D. (Imprimatur)

Many members of the True Church have asked the webmaster: "Yes, it is clear that Roncalli to Ratzinger were anti-popes, but how will the true papacy be restored?"

It is most interesting that Francis is not included in the list of anti-popes, specially when one considers that said page was last updated on Friday 28, 2014 (4) - almost a year after Bergoglio's election.

 The whole notion of the "Great King" and "Holy Pontiff" is so unreal that one has to wonder about the collective state of mind of those who look forward to it.

Granted, such notion/prophecy is ascribed to Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, however, that does not mean that it is true/valid. We say "ascribed" because these people modify, alter and falsify anything - the Holy Texts included (5) - they need to in order to convince the non-thinking masses, who have placed their trust in them and not in God, of whatever they need to be convinced of.

We shall see what their next move is.... Two, not one, but two things are for sure: (a) They will continue to fulfill their agenda; and (b) They do m de P's work a lot easier with their behavior and methodology.
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(1a) News Source
(1b) John Allen is the author and researcher who wrote a book about Opus Dei clearing them of any and all accusations leveled against them. Enough said!
(2)  The Rise and Fall of the Regime of the False Christ
(3) Source
(4) Whatever we must know, God makes sure that we have the means to find out.
(5) For example: Peter was not the rock upon which Christ built His Church as we have amply proven elsewhere.




Published on January 7th, 2016

From miguel de Portugal


About Judaism, Christianity and the Epiphany of the Messiah - Some thoughts about it.

A new document.


Are you aware about.... the scandalous light show Francis used to further desecrate the seat of Roman Catholicism? (1)

Despite the striking imagery of last week's (on December 8th, no less!)  "climate change" light show at the Vatican – its beautiful landscapes, colorful animals, birds, insects, flowers, and sea creatures – many will remember it as an offensive moment when the Vatican partnered with her enemies to use one of its greatest churches, on one of the Church's greatest feast days, to broadcast a deeply controversial political statement.

Yet in addition to this basic issue, there are also grave concerns to consider about the nature of the show's content, and in particular, its apparent use of New Age spirituality.

and...

Obscura Digital first unveiled the show’s prototype in New York on August 1 when it was projected onto the iconic Empire State Building. The message in both the New York and Vatican shows was the same: man-made climate change is destroying the planet, and along with it numerous animal species. The show’s creators called the New York venue a “warm-up act” for the Vatican.

When Obscura Digital ran this “warm-up act” in New York, they included images of pagan goddesses alongside those focusing on the beauty of creation or the plight of endangered animals.

“We have Gaia, and Aya, and Mother Earth appears,” said Travis Threlkel, founder and creative director of Obscura, in an August interview about the New York version of the show. The greek pagan goddess Gaia is a Greek Mother Earth who has been appropriated by worshipers of nature. Aya is a Babylonian mother goddess associated with the rising sun and with sexual love.

The artist who created these goddess images, “Android” Andrew Jones, said at that time that he wanted to depict Mother Earth in her “fiercest form” to draw attention to what might happen if people ignored the implications of climate change. Jones explained in an interview last month that he uses “psychedelic substances” (mind altering drugs) to help him portray the occult deities accurately. He said the deities are “actively involved, enrolled, and contributing” in guiding his hand as he makes the work.

Comment: The word "oscura" has the following meaning in English: dark, obscure, dim, shadowy, dusky, murky, gloomy.

No doubt about it - only the deaf and blind will not recognize what Francis represents, and that is the way it should be.

And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. [Mark 4:11-12]

 Thus no tears are being shed for them. However, we all must make sure that the proper information is available to all in the world in order to minimize the suffering of those who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear, yet are still in a slumber.

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Published on January 9th, 2016

We have just been alerted.... of a most interesting, not to mention disturbing (but on schedule!), situation. A situation which we wish to share with our key readers right away.

Since last September Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker, is, in effect, backing Donald Trump. (1) During this week, he stepped up the support by recommending Trump's 1987 book The Art of the Deal through a Fox News segment. (2)

So far, so good. No surprises - they are both Republicans - until one remembers that....

John McCloskey III is a Catholic priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei and member of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross. He is the former director of the Catholic Information Center of the Archdiocese of Washington....

McCloskey is perhaps best known for having helped a number of people convert to Catholicism, including Newt Gingrich, Sam Brownback, Lawrence Kudlow,.... (3)

Considering that Francis is a golem (4) manipulated by the Opus Dei, one may wonder: Is Mr. Trump the "Holy King" to match the "Holy Pope", Francis, in the forced fulfillment of an invented prophecy?
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(1) Source
(2) Source
(3) Source
(4) The Golem


From miguel de Portugal

Today we will set aside theological themes and address security - actually - lack of it.

Recently, for very innocent reasons - like looking up a phone number on line - we have become aware of the large amount of very personal information that is available on line for anyone to see. Our reaction has not been surprise; it has been shock. We have landed on pages where the names of individuals are listed with their Social Security numbers, who their neighbors are, etc., etc.

While just looking for a phone number we landed in a service which did not look real. "It just could not be!", we thought. We decided to find out how real they were and proceeded to go along with them without releasing any personal information about myself.

After they asked questions to narrow down the search about the individual (questions which confirmed to us that they really were on his/her track) we were about to receive a very generous dossier of the individual whose phone number we were only seeking. The information provider reminded us - several times - that we might be shocked with what we may read about him/her and we had to agree that we accepted that emotional risk for them to proceed.

Just about the time they started to download the report we left the page in disgust never to see such report nor remember the site address again.

A close collaborator asked us to run a Google search on her/him to show us that.... not only they had her/his address and phone number on line but they also had a map with a pin indicating the location as well as a photograph of the correct side of  the building - which is part of a complex of buildings - where she/he lived, as well as a listing of all the neighbors she/he had.

In summary - it is far, far worse that we imagined.

As we have said many times - we should not concerned (for now) -  whether the FBI or the NSA, CIA, Scotland Yard, etc. read everything we write, and hear everything we say, etc., etc. What we should be concerned about is about those who have no business in profiling us and do and then making it available to anyone who wishes to view it.

Being that the Internet is a useful tool and is here to stay, there are some ways that we can navigate in a manner that no information about ourselves is shared "with the world" even though the site that we may be visiting may think so.

We use Mozilla's Firefox navigator and have done so for some  years. Now they have a Private Browsing mode where the cybernaut cannot be tracked through the pages visited or searches made. That is:

    History,  Searches, Cookies, Temporary Files are not saved while Downloads and Bookmarks are saved.

They do advice that "...your employer or Internet service provider can still track the pages you visit".

That should be of no of concern for upright individuals like those who are on this mailing list.

You may chose the cookies that you may want to always have saved in your computer - like those of a Web Mail service that you may use or a subscription to the a publication, etc. The others, the moment you leave the page in question, are deleted. Therefore, even though the domain that you visited "planted their cookies" on your computer - allowing you to see all you want on their pages (sometimes when cookies are blocked by defect there is very little one my be allowed to see in a page) - they are deleted before you access the next page. That is - your navigation cannot be tracked/traced by no one except by "...your employer or Internet service provider".

If you wish that we give you more information on how to get started in getting this set up in your computer, let us know and we will send the information to you as time allows it.

In the meantime - for just a tour and explanation by Firefox you may want to visit the following address:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/43.0.2/tracking-protection/start/



Published on January 14th, 2016

From miguel de Portugal

A Tribulation Summary: We stand by our position that the world is heading straight into the Chastisement.

A response from Lee Penn

It is a good idea to stay informed. Denial will not stop the events but will prevent whomever is in denial to safely navigate through what is already being manifested.

Remember, Knowledge is Power and the only, and most effective, power that we can wield now is that of Prayer.



Did you know that..... there is a Calendar available on-line of significant Historical Events since the year 1 A.D. ?

It is quite interesting and can be very handy. Take a look!

and that.....

..... Louis Farrakhan issued a warning about what will happen if Donal Trump becomes the next U.S. President? (1)

The Minister Louis Farrakhan has a warning for the American public: “If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.”

That’s the message that the controversial Nation of Islam leader delivered in a recent video that was posted to his Facebook page.

In it, Farrakhan said that Trump has certainly “done great things in the business world,” but charged that the Republican presidential candidate is “exacerbating the race situation in America.”

“Mr. Trump is tearing away the skin of the onion of white civility and the more he pulls the skin of that onion back, he’s beginning to show something in the character of the whites that follow him, that they don’t care what he says,” Farrakhan said.

He then proceeded to warn about what he believes will happen if Trump becomes president.

At the end of the segment, he warned that America should be careful before choosing Trump.

“You’re headed into the abyss of hell, and if you make a mistake in choosing your leaders, maybe you’ll go there faster,” Farrakhan said.

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Published on January 16th, 2016

From miguel de Portugal

In the Mass reading for today we hear God telling Samuel:

[16] Tomorrow about this same hour I will send thee a man of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be ruler over my people Israel: and he shall save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked down upon my people, because their cry is come to me. [17] And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him: Behold the man, of whom I spoke to thee, this man shall reign over my people. [1 Samuel 9]

and

[1] And Samuel took a little vial of oil and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said: Behold, the Lord hath anointed thee to be prince over his inheritance, and thou shalt deliver his people out of the hands of their enemies, that are round about them. And this shall be a sign unto thee, that God hath anointed thee to be prince. [1 Samuel 10]

But wait! What is going on? Did God forget what He said to Samuel when the Israelites insisted on having a King  to rule over them and how they will suffer under a human King?

 [6] ...they (the Israelites) should say: Give us a king, to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the Lord. [7] And the Lord said to Samuel: Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to thee. For they have not rejected thee, but me, that I should not reign over them. [8] According to all their works, they have done from the day that I brought them out of Egypt until this day: as they have forsaken me, and served strange gods, so do they also unto thee. [9] Now therefore hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over them.  [1 Samuel 8]

Of course, God did not forget!

God by hand-picking Saul to be their King was trying to minimize the suffering the Israelites were to endure by rejecting God as their King and choosing a human who....

...will take your sons, and put them in his chariots, and will make them his horsemen, and his running footmen to run before his chariots, [12] And he will appoint of them to be his tribunes, and centurions, and to plough his fields, and to reap his corn, and to make him arms and chariots. [13] Your daughters also he will take to make him ointments, and to be his cooks, and bakers. [14] And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your best oliveyards, and give them to his servants. [15] Moreover he will take the tenth of your corn, and of the revenues of your vineyards, to give his eunuchs and servants.

[16] Your servants also and handmaids, and your goodliest young men, and your asses he will take away, and put them to his work. [17] Your flocks also he will tithe, and you shall be his servants. [18] And you shall cry out in that day from the face of the king, whom you have chosen to yourselves. and the Lord will not hear you in that day, because you desired unto yourselves a king. [1 Samuel 8]

God is always trying to minimize the suffering we bring upon ourselves as a result of our almost genetic stupidity. Tragically, humans do not notice it and, instead of correcting their ways, they do even worse!


But read on....


Yesterday we were informed... that the New Yorker published an article about what Pope Benedict knew about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. (1)

What most do not know is that we were beating at Ratzinger's doors - with the proverbial facts and figures - even before the sexual abuse scandal broke out in the U.S.

For your information, we have made into a single document the four communications that we sent to Ratzinger about this matter during the year 1997. 

Yes, our letters reached and were read at the Vatican - we know that for a fact - so we know that he read those letters.

Oh, the stories we could tell and the letters (sent and received) that we could publish....
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Published on January 19th, 2016

From miguel de Portugal

First - An Apology

When a collaborator started to translate into Spanish the document titled "Some Details Revealed About The Book of Revelations - Who, Where and When? The Beasts and the Prophet" it soon became clear to him that, as the saying goes - "only God could understand" what the English version reported. Upon reviewing the English text it was obvious to me that the translator was right.

That document was one of those which contained information/revelations which were, and are, crystal clear in my mind but I failed miserably in their transference into words. As I often say - all the good that may be found in our documents must be rightfully credited to God while, at the same time, I assume all the errors.

Please, accept my apologies. The properly constructed text may now be read in its new and certainly improved version without having to get a headache....


Second - Some Sharing

We wish to give those who receive this very private version of today's Did you know that....? an idea of how far we are reaching in the world in the Name of God with the help just a few of our readers give us.

In the following table you will be able to see the most frequent "Unique Visitor" country profile for the month of December as well as the ranking based the number of Internet users in each the country

 
["Unique Visitor" (UV) is defined as a single individual, counted as one even though he/she may visit one hundred documents.]


Country
% of total UV
Ranking based on
% of UV per million
 Internet users in country
U.S.
38.4
1 st
China
26.4
4 th
France
6.7
2 nd
Hispanic Nations (1)
5.5
N/A
Germany
5.1
3 rd
Russia
3.3
5 th
Balance of Nations
14.6
N/A

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(1) Hispanic Nations are defined as those nations where Spanish is the primary language like Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, etc.
 
Although the US was ahead of China (using the % of Unique Visitors gage) for December 2015, it looks, so far, that China is significantly surpassing the US for January 2016.

The US overtook France this month in the ranking of most UV per million internet users in the country. The rest of the nations seem to be holding the same ranking in the "per million internet users".

Total revised downloads figures may be expressed as follows: 1.6 million four-page-equivalent documents downloaded for December 2015. This number is almost a 50 % increase over November.

Again, we had 73 UV from North Korea (NK) which, if expressed in % of UV per mIu, would outstrip all countries by a very large percentage. Remember, NK has about 1,000 IP addresses while the US has billions.


From (Mrs.) IW @ US

If I listened to myself, I would be sending you a commentary every time I read these Divine Encouragement messages.  Every single one of them "speaks"� to me; some more than others, like today's.

I needed to be reassured, once again, of Our Lord's constant Protection in all things,  not just for myself, but for those I hold near and dear to my heart.

"Have no pity for yourself, nothing but joy and gratitude".   These, His words,  I frequently have to remind myself of, especially when the particular "turmoil of the day" threatens to wreak havoc with my peace of mind. 

Your words are also right on target:  "I sincerely pray that He speaks to you, through these messages, as often and as accurately as He speaks to me, in content and perfect timing." 

Yes, Miguel,  He truly does.  Always.  May He be praised forever for His indescribably wonderful Solicitude! 

May you have a blessed day and coming week. 

In Jesus' Holy Name,

IW

A. Thank you for sharing such encouraging words.

We echo your words: May He be praised forever for His indescribably wonderful Solicitude!



Published on January 21st, 2016

From miguel de Portugal

We have simplified our explanations about, and identification of:

First and Second Resurrections - When will they take place and who will participate.

The battle of Armageddon - When will it take place.

Gog and Magog - What is their meaning and what is their placement in the Time Line of History.

If it is the Will of God, you may learn about the above through this document.


Have you heard that.....
the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq was razed by the Islamic State? (1)

The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq - St. Elijah's Monastery - has been reduced to a field of rubble,... another victim of the Islamic State's relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.

For 1,400 years the compound survived assaults by nature and man, standing as a place of worship recently for U.S. troops. In earlier centuries, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches and prayed in the cool chapel. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of Christ's name, were carved near the entrance.

Comments: The monastery no longer exists - but those are only stones. Elijah's function for the End of These Times continues to be fulfilled in a irreversible and unstoppable fashion.

May God be praised!
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(1) News Report

and that....

.....2015 was Earth's hottest year by a wide margin? (1)

Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was by far the hottest year in 136 years of record keeping.

Comments:
Not that it really matters; it is just too late. Just an interesting detail.

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(1) News Report



Published on January 23rd, 2016 [Feast of Mary's Espousal to Joseph]

We have become aware.... of a very interesting meeting that took place in Moscow back in 2014.
[our underscoring]

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met with a delegation of rabbis, led by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, and rabbis of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE).


"I follow closely what's going on in Israel," said Putin during the long meeting, which was held in Moscow.


"I support the struggle of Israel as it attempts to protect its citizens. I also heard about the shocking murder of the three youths. It is an act that cannot be allowed, and I ask you to transmit my condolences to the families," added the Russian president, in referring to the abduction and murder of three teens in June by Hamas terrorists.


Rabbi Yosef began by saying "according to the Jewish tradition, your leadership is decided by the kingdom of G-d, King of the world, and therefore we bless you: Blessed is the One who gave of His glory to flesh and blood."


Putin responded to Rabbi Yosef, asking him to tell Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he is a true friend of Israel and of Netanyahu. Netanyahu called Putin on Thursday (the next day after the meeting), and in their conversation, Putin called for an end to the conflict in Gaza. (1)

Comments: Several items make this meeting very, very interesting. We will list them.


(a) The delegation was led by the Sephardic Chief Rabbi:
Sephardi Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews or simply Sephardim , are a Jewish ethnic division whose ethnogenesis and emergence as a distinct community of Jews coalesced in Spain and Portugal - around the start of the 2nd millennium (i.e., about the year 1000). They established communities....  evolving what would become their distinctive characteristics and diasporic  identity. (2)
(b) There are not even 2,000 Sephardi Jews in Russia although they are many in Latin American countries like Argentina with a 50,000 strong community. Hardly a reason for the delegation to Russia  led by the Sephardic Chief Rabbi.
(c) The US and Israeli leadership have been at odds for several years and is about to get worse. (3)
(d) The Argentinean Francis - a candidate for the "Holy Pope" (4) - seems to be looking for a "Holy King" (5) and his very close relationship with Sephardic Jews is no secret.
(e) Spain, the origin of Sephardic Jews, is also the origin and home base of Opus Dei (6) - the very same ones who are pulling Francis "strings".

Do we need to call Daniel to interpret the undercurrent of what may be taking place?

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(1) Israel National News
(2) About Sephardi Jews
(3) Obama is now going after Israel
(4) Francis and the One World Religion
(5) Francis is searching for a political partner
(6) About Opus Dei


From miguel de Portugal

We have debated whether we should publish the following story - in the spirit of Spiritual Direction - because someone may think that I am blowing my horn, so to speak. Upon pondering about it for four days we decided that the value it may have as Spiritual Direction for some far surpasses a misunderstanding of my intentions. In addition, if someone in this very restricted list does not know me enough to realize that I do not engage in "blowing my horn", he/she does not belong in this list.

With that said, let us proceed.....

We have often said that we should offer prayers, fasting and reasonable sacrifices without getting into the sado-masochistic techniques of self flagellation, cilice and similar S-M techniques. We have also pointed out that Mary, through Her Fatima podium, told the Faithful to offer/accept any and all difficulties that we encounter in our daily lives for: Love of Jesus, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.

This includes major and minor disruptions alike. Today we wish to share with you a typical case in point. An unexpected opportunity to offer great discomfort.

Thanks be to God, through those who assist us, I can shower using hot water (that has not always been the case) and that is what I was doing a few days ago. Just as I was completely covered with soap - hair included - the water heater shut down. The butane gas had just run out. My choice was only one: rinse myself thoroughly with water at barely 10º C (50ºF).

Automatically, but very consciously, I offered the tremendous physical discomfort for Love of Jesus, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners, followed by a prayer seeking the Grace of God so that I would not get a serious respiratory ailment due to the dramatic and sudden change in water temperature; however, should that had been His Will too, then it was also offered in even before the first symptom would manifest itself.

If one maintains that mind-set you will be surprised as to how much reparation you can offer every single day - reparation which God needs so that, in accordance to "Heavenly economics", suffering for His Elect in the world may be reduced.

With that said.... we would not approve or recommend doing on purpose what we just described above. That would fall into S-M. Let God choose what we need to endure, and then, endure it with the joy that it will yield much fruit.


Published on January 26th, 2016 [Day After Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul]


From miguel de Portugal

Yesterday we visited Fatima to acquire supplies to be used when offering the Holy Mass. Upon our arrival there was something very significant that immediately caught our eyes.

We have been in Fatima at least three times since the beginning of the alleged papacy of Francis. In those visits we were shocked to see statutes - of various sizes - of Francis in most religious stores that we walked by or entered. They even surpassed in number those of John Paul II who had been already Beatified and with his Canonization around the proverbial corner.

What caught our attention yesterday was the complete absence of Francis's statues. In addition - in spite of his stealing John Paul II's thunder regarding the Divine Mercy - we only saw a small souvenir which had his picture associated with an image of the Divine Mercy. Nonetheless, there was an amply supply of Divine Mercy images of all sizes and styles.

We will let our readers draw their own conclusions considering how Fatima has chilled towards Francis.


As you may recall..... on January 23rd we spoke about Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi leading a delegation Russia and meeting with Russian President Putin. We made a number of dot connections which seemed to make Mr. Putin a good candidate for the "Holy King" - to go along with the "Holy Pope" embodied by Francis in the falsified fulfillment of the alleged prophecy that a Holy Pope and a Holy King will restore Peace throughout the world.

Since then we stumbled upon an official statement made by Mr. Putin in 2012 to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church whereby he made himself the defender of Christianity:

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin .... of the urgent situation Christians are facing around the world in persecution hot spots, and has asked him to use his power to aid their situations.

After delivering the facts, Metropolitan Hilarion asked Putin to make protection and defense of Christianity around the globe a major part of his foreign policy.

And, as reported by Interfax, Putin replied, "You needn't have any doubt that that's the way it will be," assuring Hilarion that Russian foreign policy would defend Christians from persecution abroad.

Putin's recent actions seem to confirm his promise. Last week, Putin vetoed a U.N. motion calling for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to step down. Syrian Christians received this as good news.  (1)

Then, yesterday we found out that:

Vladivostok, Russia's Pacific capital, will get the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in the world. (2)

Towering 80 meters (over 260 ft)  the monument to 'Christ the Teacher', by Zurab Tsereteli, will stand 50  meters (165 ft) taller than the world famous 'Christ the Redeemer' in Rio de Janeiro, and two meters higher than 'The Christ the King' in Lisbon.

In Vladivostok, the monument will be composed of two parts: the statue itself and the pedestal housing a cathedral in honour of Archangel Michael.

While we were trying to digest all of the above - and without doing any kind of research - we found out that Mr. Trump just announced that:

"If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US"

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that he would have had "less difficulty" if he had proposed barring Christians from entering the US instead of Muslims.

"If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. "And that's pretty sad, because we're Christians. I'm Protestant. I'm Presbyterian."

But Trump unequivocally embraced the evangelical Christian community throughout the start of his Saturday speech in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The real-estate mogul lamented that Christians do not wield as much political influence in the US as they could.

"The power of our group of people together, I mean, if you add it up ... it could be 240, 250 million. And yet we don't exert the power that we should have. (3)

It seems that Mr. Trump may be seriously eyeing the "Holy King" role.

Frankly, if were trying to set up the scenarios that you read above, we just could not do it. We do not have that kind of imagination.... but satan does!
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(1) Source
(2) Source
(3) Source


Published on January 28th, 2016


From miguel de Portugal

On yesterday's Divine Encouragement Jesus reminded us that:

No evil force can hinder My Power - only you yourself have power to do that.

Think when all God's mighty forces are arrayed to aid you - and your poor, puny self impedes their onward march.

...and he also told us to....

Be more afraid of Spirit-unrest, of soul-disturbance, of any ruffling of the Spirit, than of earthquake or fire or any outside forces.

Now let us apply the above revelation in a manner wherein we can uncover one of satan's oldest tricks: Causing... Spirit-unrest, soul-disturbance, and the ruffling of the Spirit.

Picture this... at any time, on any day and at any place in the planet - We come across someone who needs help. Our Christian spirit moves us to offer, and then try to provide, the help needed.

Then... we find resistance from the individual needing help. We get mixed signals from her/him which, in our "programmed by satan" confusion, do not let us identify the snare clearly and we continue to try to help.

No matter "how much God" is in us - if the individual is resisting the help, she/he is hindering the Power of God, therefore, the solution of the problem at hand.

What is the result? We fall into a state of Spirit-unrest, soul-disturbance, and the ruffling of the Spirit.

What to do? Walk away!

We will illustrate the above using an easy to relate to parable.

Case I

1. You see a person drowning. You jump into the water in an attempt to save that individual.
2. The individual is agitated and forcefully resists your efforts to save him from drowning and you are not able to subdue him.
3. Now, you are in danger of drowning too.

What to do?

Swim away wile praying for the soul of the one who is about to die and who almost caused your death too.

Case II

1. You see a person drowning. You jump into the water in an attempt to save that individual.
2. The individual is agitated yet, in spite of the panic, he is fully cooperating with your efforts to save him.
3. The conditions are such that the choice becomes clear - only one life will be saved: yours or that of the drowning victim.

What to do?

Offer your life to God so that the individual that He placed in your path lives; then, let the final outcome be in accordance to His Will.

It is really that simple... once one has an ongoing close relationship with God, of course.


Did you hear about....  the school Principal who was fatally hit by bus as she pushed kids out of way of a run away school bus? (1)

An Indianapolis elementary school principal - Susan Jordan - was seen pushing several students out of the way an oncoming bus before the vehicle fatally struck her, authorities said Tuesday, January 26th.

The female bus driver told firefighters she was not sure what caused the bus to accelerate,.... she also said "in the instant that the accident occurred" she saw Jordan push several students out of the way, according to the statement.

"This is a great example of an educational leader in our state and our city. ... Just a phenomenal individual that truly cared about children."

Comments: The initial post was already planned for today, and then, we came across the above news about an exemplary event which happened on the same day we were prompted to compose today's post. 

Let us pray: Eternal rest, grant Susan Jordan, O Lord, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her!

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(1) News report


Did you know that.... according to Jewish tradition, Abraham was born under the name Abram in the city of Ur in Babylonia in the year 1948 from Creation (circa 1800 BC) and that modern Israel came into existence in the 1948 AD (5708 from Creation)) as the homeland for the Jewish people?

Interesting, isn't it?



Published on January 30th, 2016 [Eve of the Feast of 
St. John Bosco ]

From (Mr.) IW @ US

[We are using two excerpts from a very timely communication from Mr. I(nitials) W(ithheld) to illustrate two points we felt God willed that we address in this forum.]

One

The divine encouragements that you post (especially over the past few days) have been of great consolation to me....  .... the additional insight you provided for the 1/27/16 Divine Encouragement (1) was truly a gift from God as I try to love and help those around me

While at confession this past First Saturday I was sharing with the priest that I feel that.... in some ways ...I was failing at the work that God had given me. Without missing a beat the priest said that all missionary work is filled with frustration and sorrow, but that it's also filled with great joy and consolation. After rereading Paul's letters I can see that this is absolutely true. I was grateful for God working through the priest in the confessional.

and
 
Two

Lee Penn's response (2) to the warnings that you had sent out (3) and which you reposted on 1/14/16 was helpful in reminding me that Christ has been guiding me down a path of spiritual preparation (points 7, 8 & 12) over the past 15 years to be prepared for what God has willed for the world. Sometimes I lose sight of that.

Again thank you for all that you do in His name and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

IW

A. First of all we are very happy that you continue to take advantage of the great Sacrament of Reconciliation and continue to observe the First Saturday of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is most pleasing to God; a pleasure manifested, this time, by His placing in the confessional the proper vehicle to transmit to you His consoling message.

Your confessor, as Paul confirmed to you, was indeed right. We could also attest to the fact that "
all missionary work is filled with frustration and sorrow, but that it's also filled with great joy and consolation". The very difficult part is to balance the level of frustration and sorrow with the great joy and consolation lest one throws in the towel in frustration. Only God can make that balance possible.

Although, as you know, downloads from our Domains are at the 1,250,000 four-page-equivalent documents per month, we see, from the minute feedback that we receive from the very small number of recipients of our mailings, that most of the material is "sped read", thus, the core of the message is missed. That is indeed a fountain of plentiful frustration and sorrow.

Occasionally we receive a letter like yours which clearly indicate that you do not speed read the material but instead digest it and put it to good use.

Excerpt "Two" highlights the fact that, in spite of your humanity ("Sometimes I lose sight of that"), you regain "the proper sight" because of carefully reading and meditating the material that we mail to our list and publish otherwise.... and that brings great joy and consolation.

Your continued prayerful support continues to be greatly appreciated.
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(1) The cited Divine Encouragement
(2) A response from Lee Penn
(3) On July 29, 2010, miguel sent out a warning to his mail list, stating that the prophecies of Jeremiah 25 apply now, in full force, for the whole world. He followed this up with an FYI & R post on July 31, allowing anyone who visits The M+G+R Foundation web site to see the Scriptural warning for themselves.



Have you heard that.....
Russia is promoting the idea that it has replaced Rome as the Center of Christianity? (1)
[our highlights]

At no time in history has the persecution of Christians been as intense and widespread as it is now. 

Christians in the Middle East are in dire need of a champion, which, in today’s world can only be a great power, and it is Russia that has taken on that responsibility.

With its secular ideology, the West can no longer protect Christian interests in the world as it did for centuries. Although the USA has a higher percentage of church goers than other Western countries, it underestimates the importance of religion in the countries it targets for regime change. Turning a blind eye to beheadings, child rape and other atrocities, it has created a hell on earth for Christians all over the Middle East.

And with the Arab Spring, things went from bad to worse, as ISIS’ success in Iraq inspired similar groups. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabaab in Somalia are all committing atrocities against Christians.

President Putin is convinced that spirituality has a profound effect on the way a culture develops, providing an indispensable moral compass that goes deeper than passing political expediency and secular “freedom”.

As increasing numbers of Christians across the spectrum turn toward Russia, its global influence can only grow.

Comment: All continues to fall in its place for the Grand Finale. The "frustration and sorrow", from this and similar situations, is that most, on a global scale, cannot see it.  The great "joy and consolation" comes from the awareness that we have not failed God, since those who will survive the Tribulations will indeed be a very reduced number (2).
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(1)
Russia Insider
(2) Private Document issued on November 7, 2015


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