It is basic, if not elemental, psychological know-how that humans, in general:
(b) want to be richer than "their neighbors" or have what "their neighbors" do not have;
(c) want to be honored and admired;
(d) do not want to be persecuted nor subjected to suffering; and
(c) a very long and shameful related etceteras.
It is a concrete historical reality that Constantine allegedly converted to Christianity, making Christianity the official Imperial Religion, in an effort to save the Roman Empire from collapsing. (1) He did so because Christianity had spread far and wide and had become a social and spiritual force to contend with.
Now then, how could Christianity become a social and spiritual force of that magnitude considering that, to the potential converts, Christianity had none of the physical benefits sought by most humans. On the contrary, not only it failed to have the physical benefits sought by most humans but, on top of that, converts would be marginalized, persecuted, tortured and killed.
Now we must ask: How could so many, up to today, be blind to the reality that Jesus Christ - the corner stone and foundation of that religion - had to be someone well beyond human?
That in itself is more than enough physical confirmation that Jesus is indeed the Messiah. If to that one adds the great number of fulfilled prophecies from the Old Testament confirming it, steadfast denial is the only explanation why He is not recognized as the expected Messiah by most Jews.
For the remainder of the text, please access it on line.
From miguel de Portugal
Who said that God does not have a sense of humor?
Considering that I was a cradle Catholic, but as disconnected from the Faith and the Scriptures as the proverbial "man on the moon" is.....
b. When I was a child and my mother would introduce me to a stranger she would say: "He is our Benjamin" - that is, our youngest. As you know, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and the last of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. In addition, Jerusalem is located in the area which originally belonged to the Tribe of Benjamin. (I am sure that my mother had no idea who Benjamin was.)
c. When I started my jewelry business the name I chose was House of Michelangelo and the logo was St. Peter's Dome.
Now, if that is not Divine sense of humor, I do not what it is!
From Mr. GR @ US
Regarding your personal story/experience that you shared on Monday's Divine Encouragement about the twenty dollar bill in the collection basket and getting change from Him later on....
Almost the exact same thing happened to me - I did find the change later in a coat pocket. Praise the Lord!
A. Thank you for sharing! As we keep saying - "He Is not my private God".
He is our God. All it takes is faith for Him to make His Hand joyfully visible in our lives.
Last Sunday we finished a novena of Masses for the conversion and well being ouf all of my past, present and future enemies and persecutors. That is how seriously we take Jesus' crystal clear instructions:
Because I know, without a shred of doubt that, as He promised:
Remember, that Heavenly Father is not my private Heavenly Father - He will manifest Himself as such to you if you have the faith that will allow Him into your life.
In the Gospel of.... the Mass honoring Christ the King we read about the scene where Jesus and Pilate discuss Jesus' Kingship [John 18:33b-37]. We want to call the attention of our readers to a particular exchange:
How can Jesus say that He will be handed over to the Jews? Isn't He a Jew? Of course He is! The difference is that the word/term "Jews" at that time had become associated with the adulterated variety of Judaism and not the true Judaism.
Just like today's term 'Christian', and specifically 'Catholic', have very little to do with true Christianity, and specifically, true Catholicism.
Have you heard.... that a Milky Way star is on the brink of massive gamma-ray supernova explosion? (1)
Australian scientists at the University of Sydney discovered the rare ‘God of chaos’ star, which they say could produce the Milky Way’s first known gamma-ray burst, a lethal combination of dust and gas mixed with wind as fast as 12 million km/ph, which is one of the most extreme energetic events after the Big Bang.Comments: As you may recall, we named a gamma-ray burst as one of God's options for a non-nuclear Apocalypse.
That the star is 8,000 light years away does not mean that the event would take place in a very distant future. What the astronomers are viewing today already happened a very, very long time ago. We are viewing it now because it has taken the light of the images that we are observing a long time to get to us.
Therefore, the gamma ray burst could have occurred already - it is that the image or consequences of it have not reached us yet.
We mention this as a matter of curiosity and not to cause panic/concern. We are "going to get it" one way or another - the Chastisement is a reality at our doors. We just want to remind one and all that better pray without let up for the cushioning of the blows.
(1) One News Source
We will spare you the details about how this booklet (1) was brought to our attention, but if we had to symbolically summarize how it happened we would have to say that Jesus knocked at our door and personally delivered it.
You may think that a 1963 instruction book on how to survive a nuclear attack is pathetically outmoded. After all, it is almost 50 years old and technology has advanced tremendously since then.
Well dear brothers and sisters - we will be reduced to the technological level of those days, or before, so quickly that, if we are fortunate, a battery operated short wave radio will be our only source of communication. Therefore, the advice in this booklet is quite current.
(1) About Nuclear Attack Protection
From (Mrs.) PD @ US
Baptists believe that in the Rapture they will be taken away before the Tribulation. Since it will not happen (1) as they expect, many will despair because they will believe they are lost since they were "Left Behind", so to speak.
After may years of talking to my neighbor, who is Baptist (her husband is a Baptist preacher and has a small church), said to me yesterday: "If the Elect were going to be Raptured before the Tribulation, why would the Lord have had to shortened the days in deference to the Elect during the Tribulation as stated in Mark 13:20 and Matthew 24 :22?
She saw the light!
This morning I spoke to another lady, who is also Baptist, about the same matter and she was also open to the Rapture not being true at the beginning of the Tribulation.
My other question to everyone I speak to is: "Why no one is looking for the Two Witnesses or why they are not looking for Elijah who is here to restore all things?"
I believe many are beginning to have their eyes opened. Praise be God!!!
Blessing and Graces!
A. You bring good news to our virtual doorstep - I believe many are beginning to have their eyes opened - and for that we thank you.
Regarding the lack of interest in looking for the Two Witnesses and/or Elijah - Part of the answer may be found in today's Gospel [Luke 9 18-22]:
The second part is found in the following verses:
Those who are the true members of the Elect will find their way - directly or indirectly - to the words of Elijah as he prepares the way for the Glorious Return of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Since they are true members of the Elect, they will recognize the words just as they recognized His Words:
Elijah has no words of his own, he just transmits and explains the Words of the Master as the way is prepared for His return.
(1) Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times
From (Mrs.) PD @ US
In reference to the recent document on Deception (1) as well as your documents regarding UFOs and aliens (2a)(2b), the History Channel has had eight different shows - all called "Documentary" - dealing with: aliens and the undead, aliens, gods and heroes, the mayan conspiracy, mystery of puma punka, the time travelers, unexplained structures, the evidence and angels and aliens. Before then they had shows on devils, black mass, heaven and hell.
After that the list of documentary topics aired included:
A. From our own personal experience in mystical theological matters, archeology, astro-archeology and intimate knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, we can resolutely categorize the History Channel and most, if not all, of their efforts as the greatest disinformation campaign ever unleashed upon humanity.
Even when they report most of the facts correctly, the slant they give to them leaves the viewer with the wrong subconscious impression.
Since we could not find their programing on line, we just searched their site for matters dealing with aliens. The list (3) contained 903 videos which, of course, have already been programs!
(1) About Deception - Understanding Its Magnitude
(2a) UFO's and EXTRA TERRESTRIALS - We Finally Address This Issue - Part 1 and Part 2
(2b) satanic Aliens and the Message of La Salette
(3) Search of History Channel
From miguel de Portugal
In the aftermath of the Heavenly warning of September 11, 2001, we heard everyone clamoring: GOD BLESS AMERICA! ...and rightfully so!
However, why should we be clamoring for what He has generously done already?
The problem does not lie on lack of Blessings from God, the problem lies in... ...the manner in which we have utilized such Blessings.
God did not cause such horrors to befall the U.S... God allowed them because He wanted to minimize the suffering that awaits us in the near future.Before we continue to randomly "turn other countries into parking lots", it behooves us to carefully meditate on... why did God allow those events?
Let us seize this opportunity to make an examination of our collective National Conscience with a heart full of Thanksgiving.
As we openly implied above: This tragedy was only a wake up call - a symbolic manifestation to what may await us.
Once again, mankind is being nudged by God in the hopes that it recognizes where we are heading to and that the only solution is to make God the centerpiece of our lives and not man, nor the human family as the Opus Dei Vatican piously calls for. If we make God the centerpiece of our lives, all else will fall into place.
We must remember... In modern times, the European nations mistakenly turned their backs on God as the backlash of the abuses of the clergy and Hierarchy of the Roman Church. The French Revolution led the way to the exodus from God. Its climax was achieved with the establishment of Godless Communism in Russia. In turn, God allowed the carnage of World Wars I and II to take place in their soil.We, in the U.S., and for essentially the same reasons, have turned our backs on God and placed the "right to do our thing" above the Ten Commandments - to the extent of becoming fanatics in too many instances. Consequently, the carnage of World War III on our soil should logically follow.
Only a heart full of regular and sincere Thanksgiving will soften the blows that will strike our great nation.
May this be considered among one of our last warnings.
From miguel de Portugal
On the last For Your Information post we wrote about the Gospel [Luke 18:1-8] where we read:
It was my intention to close our comments quoting the parallel Jesus used between fig tree, its state and the season... but He stopped me. At Sunday Mass I realized why: He was personally going to do it through the Sunday's Gospel - Mark 13:24-34 - for those who were paying attention.
As you may recall, the Sunday Gospel ended as follows:
Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Of course, throughout the centuries the under Evangelized faithful and ignorant clerics saw the above pronouncement as just another example that: what we read that Jesus said is not very credible. They 'reasoned': That generation did pass away and many other did too, and He did not come, so it is just more 'holy chatter'.
Let us set the record clear: Jesus was speaking of the generation where:
 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; lo, he is here: do not believe.  For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets, and they shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were possible) even the elect.  Take you heed therefore; behold I have foretold you all things. [Mark 13]
As always, Divine Coherence.
Keep in mind that in the world there are always three generations well represented: ours, that of our children and that of our grandchildren. Therefore, "this generation" could technically be any of the three generations well represented at the time.
To place the above numbers in perspective: Portugal's population, according to Wikipedia, was 10, 300,000 for the year 2017. Now, let's proceed...
We learned from a news report (1) that next year the price of Mass intentions, weddings and baptisms will increase by 10%. We also learned that....
For each of the 900,000 Masses, three intentions are purchased by the parishioners; that is = 2,700,000 million intentions per year. At the "going price", and with each intention now costing the parishioners $15.00 US, the Roman Catholic Church take per year in Portugal for Mass intentions alone is = 2,700,000 x $15.00 US = $40,500,000 US. For next year increase that profit by approximately $4 US million more.
This is a poor country with the official minimum wage is $670 US for 44 hours a week... if one can find a job, is paid according to the law and only work the 44 hours contracted for - which, from we are told, is quite rare.
Now, let us look at the Spiritual angle. The world - not just Portugal - would be almost a Paradise if only 10% of those 900,000 yearly Masses were worthy before the Eyes of God... which comes to confirm what we have been announcing for decades while using Isaiah's words in Chapter 1 to illustrate it:
 Offer sacrifice no more in vain: incense is an abomination to me. The new moons, and the sabbaths, and other festivals I will not abide, your assemblies are wicked.  My soul hateth your new moons, and your solemnities: they are become troublesome to me, I am weary of bearing them.  And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood.
If we sound a bit irritated, we apologize since it is the manifestation of 'just anger'. This kind of shenanigans that have been going on for centuries mock God, His Holy Word and His Promises.
How can we expect the better informed people of the 20th and 21st century to embrace God? They just run "the other way" convinced that is nothing more than a Roman sham.
How do you think Jesus and Mary feel as they watch this two-bit charade knowing the Purgatorial pains that await the members of the Elect who ran the other way because of the institutional sham?
(1) Correio de Manha, November 16th, 2018 - page 19
Perhaps now the.... first part of the reading for today's Mass [Revelations 3:1-6] will make more sense:
"'The one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says this: "I know your works, that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent. If you are not watchful, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come upon you. However, you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; they will walk with me dressed in white, because they are worthy.
Why will such message only apply to the church of Sardis and not to all institutions - with the RCC at the head - who are shamelessly peddling an adulterated Christianity to a humanity that, now, more than ever, needs guidance?
Of course it does apply, but they do not worry about it. For them to worry about it, they must first have faith in God and that faith was lost many centuries ago.
Once again I pray to God that any Purgatorial suffering that the faithful is now enduring, and will have to endure in the future, as the result of the failings of these unmentionable "Evangelizers" be transferred to them, and may their poor spiritual victims finally Rest in Peace. Amen!
In the closing of.... today's Gospel [Luke 18:1-8] we read:
Providentially - as it always seems to be the case (Thanks Be to God!) - yesterday we came across a day old Portuguese daily which we seldom read and which had some very sobering statistics about the Roman Catholic Church in Portugal... yes, Portugal, where the faith was supposed to be preserved.
In a nutshell... Since the beginning of the 21st century Portugal has had a loss of 864 priests. On the average only 39 per year are ordained, while 85 per year die, and 2 per year abandon the priesthood.
The drop in Baptisms and Sacramental Marriages have also been significant. When you consider that, from personal experience, Portugal is the most faithful-to-Roman Catholicism country in Europe, we better take the above quote words from Jesus very seriously.
The Gospel from the day before [Luke 17:26-37] could not be more graphic nor more applicable:
Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; on the day when Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all. So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
Our consolation is that, with the assistance of just a few humans, of many angels and saints, and the Grace of God we have been warning the world about this - from the political and religious leaders down to the man on the street - for 27 years.
Do you realize that.... most, if not all, of the written history that we know from ancient times - and upon which we built much - is either a quote from Pliny the Elder or Herodotus?
Who are these individuals whom have been trusted for millennia as the fountain of historical truths?
The real truth is that such history, that most take as actual facts, are only the opinions of two individuals, who had their conscious and subconscious agendas and which, on top of that, have been translated / interpreted so many times that cannot be known with certainty.
Believe it or not, the Holy Texts are far more reliable because: (a) Through applied internal and external coherence the truth will shine forth and any mistranslation / modifications will be exposed; and (b) The Holy Spirit of God will ensure that His Elect understand what they must and when they must from those precious Texts.
(1) Pliny the Elder @ Wikipedia
(2) Herodotus @ Wikipedia
The change will only apply to Italian bibles and will now be submitted to the Holy See for approval.
Pope Francis said last year the translation from Latin into Italian was not good because it was implying God was leading humans to sin.
He said France's Roman Catholic Church was already using the wording "do not let us fall into temptation" and that something similar should be used worldwide. (3)
miguel de Portugal comments: Finally they are seeing the Light and doing something about it!
It has taken them nearly 2,000 years to correct a translation that was so wrong and so anti-God that it had to inspired by satan (1). We wonder why it took them that long to realize it.....
(1) March 7th, 2013 Post
(2) January 1st, 2006 Post
(3) News Report
From miguel de Portugal
We are reproducing a private letter that we sent to a friend because the theology it contains is applicable to all in one form or another.
Appropriate background to the situation being dealt with:
The letter we wrote to her:
I have just finished offering Mass and God kept insisting that I write the following to you so, I am doing it at once. Should you have any complaints, do direct all of them to Him, not to me.
First of all - remember that God loves Phyllis more than you could even begin to imagine.
Secondly - remember that you and David (her husband) are just in charge of her on behalf of God so that her soul would have an opportunity to earn its return to the Paradise from which we were all rightfully expelled.
God only expects that you - actually, from all of us parents - do the best we can with what we have available (spiritual, psychological and material) at the time. If we indeed do the best we can with what we have available, God "will pick up the slack" produced by our imperfections and errors. That is a greater certainty than the rising of the Sun every morning for when the Sun is gone, God will still be with us..
satan delights in hiding all of that from us so that we suffer, and suffer - all in vain, except for satan's pleasure, of course - since the suffering does nothing except moving us to become enablers out of guilt - if we fall in that trap.
The moment satan (through Phyllis' guilt trips directed at you) see that he is not getting anywhere, he will then move on and look for another one who can fall for his tricks.
You may wonder why satan has targeted you, while using Phyllis. It is quite simple.... As I have told you many times you are "a light" in this world. Wherever you go you bring light to others and that light is from God. If satan succeeds in crushing you he will eliminate another of God's torch bearers.
Of course, you are human and are saddened by the state that she is in, but.... saddened is one thing, but being crushed by depressive guilt is another.
So - just SNAP out of it!
God is waiting for you to do so, so that He can roll up His sleeves and give Phyllis a good wake-up whacking!
They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate, exercising all graciousness toward everyone. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.
As we have said many times - we must not forget some of the characteristics which some of us possessed before a real conversion (not just signing in the RCC roster) : "foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another". Such memory provides us with a great level of charity towards those whom have not seen the Real Light yet.
We have also reminded all to be obedient to 'magistrates and authorities' and not indulge in a modified, and now socially acceptable, various forms of anarchism. If any of them need to be changed, removed from office or neutralized - we must appeal to God through prayers to make the necessary changes while deferring to His Will and not to the Political Party Leadership.
If we act in such manner we will be living the Word of God: "...let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." [Matthew 5:16] and not just chatting about it!
From miguel de Portugal
A long time dear reader and collaborator, referring to our latest mailings/posts about a relocation wrote: "Your relocation and its attributes sounds perfect for you, but you say temporarily. Oh, my!"
We shall take the opportunity offered by that statement to help our readers to accurately discern the Will of God and then act upon it.
The first step is to acknowledge the reality of our basic and fundamental humanity which, whether we like it or not, also functions on a subconscious level. It is through this subconscious influence that sometimes we make our subconscious desires/preference to be "the Will of God" when it is not. Thus, just as we must "test the spirits" [1 John 4:1], we must test if what we believe is the Will of God is indeed His and not our own will in disguise.
When given the opportunity to temporarily make a major move - which we think may be the Will of God - we should take advantage of it so as to confirm that indeed it is His Will. Of course, if its a matter of life and death, from personal experience we can attest that He makes sure that our subconscious and personal preferences are overridden and we act immediately on His inspiration with absolute certainty. Again, from personal experience, it has not failed me ever.... otherwise I would not be writing this post now....
Another tool to discern the validity of His Will may be the fact that what your are being moved to do is not your personal preference. That usually is the "Confirming Seal" since your subconscious will not move to act against your personal preferences.
From miguel de Portugal
Another confirmation of the "Let's bring chaos into the world" Plan became clear to us just two days ago. It has to do with the apparent spontaneous massive illegal immigration into Europe from the African continent.
So that you may get a good handle on the immigration wave that Europe is facing now.... following are two sets of official statistics that will give you an idea of the number of refugees reaching the European coasts from North Africa:
(b) Between 1988 and October 2018 more than 6,700 people died crossing the Straight of Gibraltar. How many more drown crossing at other points is unknown.
The key to this phase of the organized chaos is the following....
Those individuals paid 1,000 Euro (about 1,175 US $) to be brought across in small vessels that are falling apart. We hear that information over the news every day.
Even those who may have been employed in their third-to-fourth world countries do not even earn that amount of money in one whole year so... Where do they get that money?
Obviously from the George Soros' of the world who want to trigger global chaos to finally establish the Globalized World Order with the One World Religion with, unknown to them, satan at its head.
When the Cuban "balseros" were storming the coasts of Florida they were doing it in home made floats and paid no one for their dangerous voyage - that is the difference.
The George Soros' of the world are using these poor people to trigger physical and psychological chaos throughout Europe, and they are beginning to succeed.
It is quite interesting that we have never heard the media mention the mystery as to where these poor people are getting the money. Of course they know but, as you should know by now, the Media is owned by the Globalizers.
Yesterday.... was the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome and we wonder how many people are aware as to why that Basilica is more important today than ever. It is because....
The Mother of All Churches - The Arch Basilica of St. John of Lateran - provides the confirmation to Why Did the Evangelization Fail.
In the Gospel... associated with that particular Mass [John 2:13-22] we read:
He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, "Take these out of here, and stop making my Father's house a marketplace." His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me.
Hardly the wimp-like image of Jesus that is now being promoted by the "Evangelizers" to allow/justify any and all deviations from His very clear statements and position.
That is why, in the year 2007, seeing this trend coming, and long before Francis, The Facilitator, became - who most believe - Pope, we published the document "Jesus Speaks Plainly, Politically Incorrect But DIVINELY Correct" .
In today's Gospel.... [Luke 16:9-15] Jesus clearly declares that...
...leaving no room for interpretation.
That is why we do not tire of highlighting such pronouncement in our publications.
From miguel de Portugal
With ten months worth of Earthquakes greater than 5.0 in the Richter scale counted, the projected number of Earthquakes for the year 2018 has increased further. This time by 18 % over what we had in the year 2017 compared with the 13% projected increase shown through September.
As a reminder of what we had in the year 2017: It was 2.5 times the average for the prior three years (2014, 2015 and 2016).
The other difference continues to be that we are seeing Earthquakes in locations that we have seldom seen in the past several years of monitoring and are of greater magnitude than the average for last year.
From miguel de Portugal
One of the First Readings for yesterday's Mass was from the Book of Wisdom [4:7-15]. I do not recall reading it before, or noticing in it, something that we have explained more than once elsewhere. The reading is:
He was taken away lest wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul. For the bewitching of vanity obscureth good things, and the wandering of concupiscence overturneth the innocent mind. Being made perfect in a short space, he fulfilled a long time: For his soul pleased God: therefore he hastened to bring him out of the midst of iniquities: but the people see this, and understand not, nor lay up such things in their hearts: That the grace of God, and his mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect to his chosen.
That is precisely what is behind what we explained in our document the Tree of Life and also another way of looking at what Jesus meant when He spoke about shortening the time lest the Elect be lost. He was, of course, speaking about the End of These Times but it can also be understood to mean the shortening of an individual's life as we explained in the Tree of Life.
We pray that the above be of great consolation to those who have lost a dear one at a time that seemed too early for that soul to go home.
I have a question regarding All Souls Day.
Everyone's culture has different celebrations. In the Mexican Culture their is The Day of the Dead. Neither my husband, nor his siblings celebrate it in their own homes, but their mother does.
We celebrated it here (in the US) once, but I was a bit confused as to how this coordinated with being a Catholic Christian. I seems to have taken on a life of its own now.
I have seen images of people, dolls and such, dressed up in costumes and with face painting that is very elaborate and at times disturbing.
Is celebrating The Day of the Dead okay, or is their a pagan meaning behind it? Halloween has certainly taken on a life of its own also.
Have a Blessed All Souls Day,
A. Thank you for asking....
According to Wikipedia (1):
Gradually, it was associated with October 31, November 1, and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christianity triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day.
Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using calaveras, aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.
It was obviously a Pagan celebration which the Spanish colonizers blended with the Catholic All Souls Day as an Evangelization tool, while allowing, as they have done so many times, the shades of paganism to remain.
One can then see how All Saint's Eve was blended with the Day of the Dead resulting in Halloween. Instead of Christianizing the Day of the Dead it resulted in another Pagan festival - Halloween.
The same thing happened with Santería in Cuba. Among the first Africans slaves to be brought to America were the Yorubas whose religion was amazingly similar to Christianity - even in the concept of the Trinity. The Spanish colonizers used the similarities to "sell" Christianity to the slaves. What really happened is that Santeria flourished while changing the names. For example, Olofi is called now Jesus; Obatala is called now Our Lady of Mercy; St. Barbara is now called Shangó, etc., etc.
Since the Santeros have great faith in their religion and the Catholic clerics very little (some exceptions always noted), Santería flourished and is actively practiced in Cuba, while Catholicism is mostly a series of traditional rituals. If a Cuban wants to really get something done in the spiritual domain he/she goes to a Santero and not to the local parish priest.
If we did not fully answer the question to your satisfaction, let us know.
(1) Day of the Dead
November 1st [All Saints Day]
Hope for the Souls in Purgatory
As the Catholic Faithful celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1st and 2nd,
respectively, one of the greatest gifts from God, through the Catholic Faith, is mostly forgotten.
It is not forgotten because the faithful is derelict in its Christian responsibilities; it is
forgotten because, in many cases, no one ever took the time to teach them of the Ecclesiastical
Treasures contained within the Indulgences. If there was no money to be made the faithful was, and
still is, mostly kept in the dark.
From miguel de Portugal
Today, All Saints Day, we honor all of the Elect who have already crossed the veil and are in Heaven.
Tomorrow, All Souls Day, we offer prayers for the release of members of the Elect who are still purifying themselves in Purgatory and who are in great need of our prayers.
Unfortunately most of the under Evangelized faithful like to think that all of their relatives are in Heaven, therefore they offer all their prayers today. Come All Souls Day, very little attention is given to those in Purgatory - specially their own relatives.
Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
A. Thank you very much for your kind offer.
Yes, you can help us as follows:
We take this opportunity to thank you and the above mentioned precious few for helping us to serve God as He intended we do from all Eternity. Rest assured that all shall receive the reward of a prophet just as Jesus promised. [Matthew 10:41]
May God continue to Bless and Keep you and your family.
From miguel de Portugal
Today's Gospel - Matthew 5:1-12 - contains what should be the instrument we must use to evaluate what kind of Christians we are:
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake....
Do we need to get Daniel to explain what we are attempting to remind the world of?
Remember, we do not make the rules, we just want to make sure that the Elect do not spend much time in Purgatory considering how forgotten those poor souls who reside there are.
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