THE VISION OF THE TWO COLUMNS
On May 30, 1862 , Don Bosco recounted that in a dream he had seen an immense sea on which a great many ships were arranged for battle against a larger and taller ship. He also saw others which were defending the tall ship. Here are his words:
"In the midst of this endless sea, two solid columns, a short distance apart, soar high into the sky. One is surmounted by a statue of the Immaculate Virgin, at whose feet a large inscriptions reads:" 'Auxilium Christianorum' ('Help of Christians') . The other, far loftier and sturdier, supports a Host of proportionate size, and bears beneath it the inscription: 'Salus credentium' ('Salvation of believers').
"The flagship commander - the Roman Pontiff- standing at the helm, strains every muscle to steer his ship between the two columns, from whose summits hang many anchors and strong hooks linked to chains. The entire enemy fleet closes in to intercept and sink the flagship at all costs. They bombard it with everything they have: books and pamphlets, incendiary bombs, firearms, cannons. The battle rages ever more furious. Beaked prows ram the flagship again and again, but to no avail, as, unscathed and undaunted, it keeps on it course. At times, a formidable ram splinters a gaping hole in its hull, but immediately, a breeze from the two columns instantly seals the gash.
"Meanwhile, enemy cannons blow up; firearms and beaks fall to pieces; ships crack up and sink to the bottom. In blind fury, the enemy takes to hand-to-hand combat, cursing and blaspheming. Suddenly the Pope falls, seriously wounded. He is instantly helped up, but struck a second time, dies. A shout of victory rises from the enemy, and wild rejoicing seeps their ships. But no sooner is the Pope dead than another takes his place. The captains of the auxiliary ships elected him so quickly that the news of the Pope's death coincides with that of his successor's election. The enemy's self-assurance wanes.
"Breaking through all resistance, the new Pope steers his ship safely between the two columns; first, to the one surmounted by the Host, and then the other, topped by the statue of the Virgin. At this point, something unexpected happens. The enemy ships panic and disperse, colliding with and scuttling each other.
"Some auxiliary ships, which had gallantly fought alongside their flagship, are the first to tie up at the two columns. Many others, which had fearfully kept far away from the fight, stand still, cautiously waiting until the wrecked enemy ships vanish under the waves. Then they too head for the two columns, tie up at the swinging hooks and ride safe and tranquil beside their flagship. A great calm now covers the sea. " (memoirs, Vol. VII. Pages 107-108).
Matthew 7 13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.
Luke 13 24 Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.
Matthew 7 14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
Since God will not abandon His children who truly seek Him - He supplied
the benefits otherwise; i.e. Spiritual Communion.
What is the importance of this information now? To bring
consolation and reassurances to those who, sooner or later, will be
deprived of the Eucharist.
However, take note: His "back up system" functions when
every reasonable effort has been made, but to no avail, to partake of
the Eucharist during Mass or a Eucharistic service.
(1) About the Miracle of Transubstantiation
July 5th, 2008, Highlights - First Saturday plus Feast of Seven Joys of Mary
you see.... if there is a relationship between:
And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be
converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the
kingdom of heaven. [Matthew
they (Adam and Eve) were both naked: to wit, Adam and his wife: and
were not ashamed. [Genesis
And the Lord God called Adam, and said to
him: Where art thou? And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I
was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. And he said to him:
And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten
of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat? [Genesis 3:9-11]
ponder.... how does a little child - with a mind and soul unpolluted by
"the knowledge" imparted by us, the "illuminated ones", starting with
their parents, treat their nakedness? Just like Adam and Eve did before their souls became
polluted with information that they should have avoided.
we are not promoting the inauguration of a Christian Nudist Camp.
We are, once again, pointing to the Divine Coherence of the Holy
what to do with our well soiled souls; souls that are so polluted that
many cannot even spell "purity"? Draw closer to God - the Purity of God
is such that the closer we draw to Him, the filth that covers our souls
- whether we acknowledge it or not - simply starts melting away.
achieve the necessary purity to enter the Kingdom of Heaven is totally
impossible for man.... but.... as we well know... all things are possible with God. [Mark 10:27]
recourse to Mary - the Immaculate One - thus: By
Thy Pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my
After all, She taught us to pray thus: Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
closing: It is a mystical reality, which we cannot explain, that the
purity of a soul can be felt by some - even if no words are spoken.
Even from a total stranger.
a filth covered soul can also be felt by some. When we say "felt" we
mean exactly that; a feeling which is so strong that it almost becomes
example: That feeling can be so strong that after interacting with
soul is laden with filth, yet not noticeable to most - even via
telephone and thousands of miles apart - once the interaction ends the
urge to take a shower can be so great that one must do so.
(1) Without the use of any profanity or vulgarity through said interaction.
on July 2nd, 2008
Do you ever wonder... what is the best way to describe Christianity BEFORE Constantine and Christianity AFTERr Constantine?
BEFORE Constantine was essentially the religion OF Jesus.
AFTER Constantine (1)
is essentially the religion ABOUT Jesus.
(1) The "Christianization" of Constantine - the Before and After of Christianity.
Published on June 30th, 2008 [First Martyrs of the Church of Rome]
Do you wonder... how long this seemingly endless "expectation" for the full unraveling of the world situation must keep on going?
Wonder no more. You
may find the response on a letter from miguel de Portugal posted in the
Forum - Part II dated June 30th, 2008.
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