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November 21, 2006
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dear MMP Family,
Greetings in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
URGENT. . . Pray for Our Pope
As many of you know, our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to make a pilgrimage to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006.
In the wake of a speech he gave at the University of Regensburg, Germany, on Sept. 12 in which he quoted Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus, there has been a frenzy of anti-pope provocations and rhetoric because some Muslims misconstrued his inclusion of the quote as offensive against Islam and Mohammed. As a result, very strict security measures will be taken during this official visit.
The highest form of protection he can get will come as a result of our heightened prayers, fasting and sacrifices for his safety.
As members of the Marian Movement of Priests, on of the commi8tments that Our Lady asks of us is fidelity to the Holy Father.
“Of the faithful, who are supporters of my Movement, I ask:
“That they be faithful to the Pope and to the Church united with him, by a total obedience to his commands, anticipating and seconding his desires, spreading his teachings, defending him fro every attack, ready to fight even to the shedding of their blood in order to remain united to him and faithful to the Gospel.
There will soon come a time when only those who are with the Pope will succeed in keeping the faith of my Son and being preserved from the great apostasy that will be spread everywhere.” (#25 lm, November 1. 1973)
Especially of her priests, she asks the following:
“This is what I want the priests of my Movement to be in the Church: they must be friends, consolers and defenders of the Pope.
— Friends, because they will fill his solitude with much love and prayer.
They will always stand by him even at that time when he will be greatly abandoned; they will carry the cross with him even when, as did my Son, he will have to climb the road of Calvary.
Near the Pope on the cross and with me, the Mother, I want to find his dearest friends: the priests of my Movement.
— Comforters, because they will alleviate his abandonment and his suffering and will not be afraid to share, as he does, the same fate that today awaits those whom I have prepared for the ultimate sacrifice for the salvation of the world.
— Defenders, because they will always be faithful to him and will combat all those who challenge and calumniate him.
You must be my cohort, ready to fight for the Church and the Pope. Thus you will remain faithful to the Gospel, and through you I will gain my great victory.”
(23 l-s; October 30, 1973)
Our Holy Father is being criticized, both by members of his own Church and by outside entities. During this time Our Lady tells us that her voice alone is the voice we will listen to, and that her voice will repeat to us only that which the Pope, and the Church united to him, will proclaim. We have her assurance that her words are his! (see Message #67 below) Heed, therefore, his teachings. Listen to his words. Put them into practice.
“In the darkness which the Evil Spirit will spread everywhere, in the midst of the many false ideas which, propagated by the Spirit of Pride, will be asserted and followed by almost everyone, at that moment when everything in the Church will be called into question, and when even the Gospel of my Son will be proclaimed by some as a legend, you, my consecrated priests, will be my faithful sons: faithful to the Gospel, faithful to the
Church, and the strength of your fidelity will come from your habit of entrusting yourselves to me alone and of remaining docile and obedient solely to my voice.
Hence, it will not be the voice of this or that theologian, nor the teaching of this or that person — even though he gain widespread approbation — but my voice alone which you will listen to, O my sons. And my voice will repeat to you gently only that which the Pope and the Church united to him will proclaim.
Faithful to my voice and that of the Pope, you will be the cohort prepared by me to defend his person, to disseminate his unheeded teachings, to comfort him in his abandonment and his solitude” (#67i-m, Jan. 4, 1975)
And in a very powerful message about the ministry of the Pope (#108- “Your Queen and Your Leader” given on August 22, 1976, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary), she is very emphatic in telling us that in order to belong to her cohort, we must be in union with the Pope!
“Return, return, my priest-sons, to love, obedience and communion with the Pope!
Only in this way can you belong to my cohort, of which I am the Queen and Leader.”
She continues, telling us that she gives her “orders” through the voice of the Pope.
“I am your Leader.
You therefore, my beloved ones, must listen to my voice, be docile to my teachings and above all be prompt and obedient to my orders.
I want to make of you sons who want to obey, who always know how to obey.
Obedience and docility: this is the livery in which I wish to attire you.
I will give my orders through the voice of him whom my Son has appointed to govern his Church: the Pope with the hierarchy united to him.
How my motherly Heart is wounded and saddened today to see that some priests and even some bishops no longer obey the orders of the Vicar of my Son Jesus!
Every kingdom divided against itself is destined to defeat and ruin.
These poor sons of mine who do not obey and who rebel are already victims of the most subtle and insidious kind of pride and are walking towards their death.
How Satan, my Adversary from the beginning, is succeeding today in deceiving and seducing you!
He makes you believe that you are guardians of tradition and defenders of the faith, while he causes you to be the first to make shipwreck of your faith and leads you, all unaware, into error.
He makes you believe that the Pope is denying the truth, and thus Satan demolishes the foundation on which the Church is built and through which the truth is kept intact throughout the ages.
He goes so far as to make you think that I myself have nothing to do with the Holy Father’s way of acting. And so, in my name, sharp criticisms aimed at the person and the work of the Holy Father are spread about.” (#108 j-u, August 22, 1976)
The last recorded words of the Blessed Mother in the Gospels, spoken to the servants at the Wedding Feast of Cana, were: “Do whatever he tells you.” (Jn 2:5) As she is silent so that we can listen to the words of her Son, so also is she is silent at the voice of the Pope so that “it might be heard by all.” “I was silent at my Son’s voice; I was silent at the voice of the Apostles. I am now lovingly silent at the voice of the Pope: that it might be disseminated more and more, that it might be heard by all, that it might be received into souls.”
Priests, sons of my maternal predilection, be prudent, be attentive, be enlightened because the darkness is invading everything.
How can the Mother publicly criticize the decisions of the Pope, when he alone has the special grace for the exercise of this sublime ministry?
I was silent at my Son’s voice; I was silent at the voice of the Apostles. I am now lovingly silent at the voice of the Pope: that it might be disseminated more and more, that it might be heard by all, that it might be received into souls.
This is why I am very close to the person of this first of my beloved sons, the Vicar of my Son Jesus.
By my silence, I am helping him to speak.
By my silence, I am lending strength to his own words.
Return, return, my priest-sons, to love, obedience and communion with the Pope!
Only in this way can you belong to my cohort, of which I am the Queen and Leader.
Only in this way can you hear my orders, which I will give through the very voice of the Pope.
Only in this way can you fight along with me for the assured victory; otherwise, you are already marching toward defeat.” (#108v-E, August 22, 1976)
The Power of Her Name
Now, more than ever, we must publicly invoke the name of Mary to combat these attacks against the Church. Proclaim her name throughout the day – as you work, as you rest, as you pray the Rosary. Proclaim that every grain of sand, every raindrop, every snowflake praise their Holy Names. Implore her to protect Our Holy Father – she who was born “terrible as an army in battle array.” (cf. Sg 6:10)
When the Turks laid siege to the city of Vienna, it was Our Lady who saved the Christian world from its destruction. She tells us,
— “In the name of your heavenly Mother, yes, in the name of Mary, the Turks were defeated, when they laid siege to the city of Vienna and threatened to invade and destroy the whole Christian world. They were far superior in strength, in numbers and in weapons, and they felt that their victory was assured. But I was publicly invoked and called upon; my name was inscribed upon their banners and shouted out by the soldiers, and thus through my intercession, there took place the miracle of this victory which saved the Christian world from its destruction. It is for this reason that the Pope instituted, on this day, the feast of the Name of Mary.
— In the name of Mary, Marxist communism, which for decades had been exercising its rule and holding so many of my poor children in oppressive and bloody slavery, has been defeated in these countries. Not because of political movements or persons, but through my personal intervention, has your liberation finally come about.
It will again be in the name of Mary that I will bring to completion my work with the defeat of Masonry, of every diabolical force, of materialism, and of practical atheism, so that all humanity will be able to attain its encounter with the Lord and be thus purified and completely renewed, with the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.
It is for this reason that I desire that the feast in honor of the name of Mary be restored, now that you are entering into the fiercest moments of the struggle and the most painful stage of the great tribulation.” (#456c-f, Sept. 12, 1991)
Her task is that of conquering Satan:
“I am terrible as an army drawn up in battle array, because the task which has been
entrusted to me by the Lord is that of conquering Satan; of crushing the head of the ancient
serpent; of enchaining the huge Red Dragon and of casting him into his abyss of fire; of
struggling with and of defeating the one who opposes himself to Christ, namely the
Antichrist, in order to prepare the second coming of Jesus, who will restore his glorious
reign among you.” (#431f)
As of now, the great apostasy is indeed upon us and the entire world is in the grips of the spirit of the Antichrist. There are disorders and evils on all levels: natural, religious, social and political. The laws of God have been violated by the legalization of abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research using human embryos, same-sex marriage, etc. The earth has been shaken by natural disasters. The Church has been in crisis because of the clergy scandal. The markets are volatile. Humanity has made gods of money, power, prestige and pornography. We are living in times worse than those of Sodom and Gomorrah. We are indeed a depraved humanity. The evil one and his minions think they have secured the victory. But God is allowing all of this to occur because he is still offering his mercy to those who are far away. He sends us his Mother to beg her children to return to the Lord of our salvation.
Even amidst all the evils we are experiencing in our country and throughout the world, I remind you of what Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi in 1973, on the anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. The following is taken from message #29, “The Triumph of My Immaculate Heart.”
In fact at the very moment when Satan will be enthroned as lord of the world and will think himself now the sure victor, I myself will snatch the prey from his hands. In a trice he will find himself empty-handed, and in the end the victory will be exclusively my Son’s and mine. This will be the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.
(#29g, December 19, 1973)
Her Times Have Arrived
In 1987, Our Lady gave a dire message to her priests who were gathered in Valdragone (San Marino) for their annual spiritual exercises in the form of a continuous cenacle. Given the state of our country and that of the world, it bears repeating here. Following are excerpts from this message, “My Times Have Arrived.”
“…Come back, O humanity so far away and depraved; come back along the road of conversion and of a return to the Lord of your salvation! These are the times of my great admonition, and you are here because I want to make you instruments of this appeal of mine.
As you go down from this mountain, to all whom you will meet in all the countries to which you will return, you must proclaim and spread this motherly, anxious and urgent message of mine: Come back immediately to the God of salvation and of peace! The time that is granted to you for your conversion is almost over; the days are counted. Walk along the road of return to the Lord if you want to be saved.
These are the times of the great chastisement. The cup of divine justice is full, is more than full, is flowing over.
Iniquity covers the whole earth; the Church is darkened by the spread of apostasy and of sin. The Lord, for the triumph of his mercy, must as of now purify with his strong action of justice and of love. The most painful, most bloody hours are in preparation for you. These times are closer than you think.
These are the times of the great mercy: they are therefore the times of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart. It is for this that I have again wanted you up here. Now you must go down to be the apostles of my message. Bring to every part of the earth my pressing request to gather together, all of you, in the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart, to prepare yourselves to live the awaited vigil of the new times which are now at the doors.
Do not become discouraged by the difficulties which you encounter. I am your comfort. I am the Mother of Consolation. One by one, I welcome you and with you the souls who are entrusted to you, your dear ones, the persons whom you love, your brothers who are furthest away.
Do not forget anyone; come to me together, because I am the Mother of all, and you are only the instruments, chosen by me, to bring all my children to my Immaculate Heart.
With your dear ones, with those who have been entrusted to you, I bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (#357, July 3, 1987)
Our Lady often speaks of the state of blatant and total disregard for human life to which our country has been reduced, but she promises that there is still time to make reparation to the bleeding and wounded Hearts of her and her Son. To be saved, we need to enter into the ark that she gives us…her Immaculate Heart. The following is taken from another message also titled “My Times Have Arrived,” given in Effingham, Illinois during the 1994 clergy retreat with Fr. Gobbi:
“My times have arrived.
And so I invite you to follow me along the road of prayer and penance, of purity and holiness.
See how your countries have become victims of materialism and of the unbridled search for pleasure! The Law of God is being more and more violated. Impurity is being advertised through all the means of social communication. Recourse is being had to every means of impeding life. Abortions are increasing everywhere and are being legitimized by unjust and immoral laws.
My times have arrived.
Tell everyone to enter into the ark of my Immaculate Heart, in order to be protected and saved by me. I request that you multiply your cenacles of prayer among priests, among children, among youth, and especially in families.
I have been consoled by the very great response which I received in Canada and in the United States during these cenacles. Never before have they seen a participation in such great numbers, on the part of both priests and faithful.
Because of the generous response which I am receiving everywhere from my littlest children, I promise to intervene to save you in the hour of the great trial.
My maternal presence among you is the sure sign of protection and of salvation.
Open your hearts therefore to hope, and live in the greatest trust and in complete abandonment to my Immaculate Heart.
With your dear ones, and with the persons entrusted to you, I bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (#529 l-u, October 13, 1994)
And in another powerful message, “My Motherly Action”, given in Fatima on the Vigil of the Solemnity of Christ the King, she reminds us that, “ where Satan has conquered, [she is] achieving the greatest triumph.
“Beloved children, let yourselves be led by me at each moment, and always second the desires of my Immaculate Heart.
In silence and hiddeness your heavenly Mother is now carrying out her great loving plan.
This is the hour of my battle. With you, I have now begun to attack my Adversary precisely where he seems to have, for the moment, won a victory.
Where Satan has demolished, I am building.
Where Satan has wounded, I am healing.
Where Satan has conquered, I am achieving the greatest triumph.
In this, my motherly action becomes visible to all.
I am Mother, and my action comes from the depths of my Immaculate Heart to help all those children who are at present in great difficulties.
Above all, my love wishes to manifest itself in an extraordinary manner to those who have strayed and who are in grave danger of being eternally lost.
It is in this motherly action of mine that there shines forth all the love of God, who wishes to let pour out upon the world the torrents of his merciful love.
The time has come when the desert of this world will be renewed by the merciful love of the Father who, in the Holy Spirit, desires to draw all to the divine Heart of the Son so that his reign of truth and grace, of love, of justice and peace may at last shine in the world.
The Church and the world will thus be able to attain a splendor which they have never before known.
And that his mercy might shine forth all the more, God has entrusted the preparation of this renewal to my motherly action.
It is my desire that the time be shortened, because each day many souls are being eternally lost!
How many souls are going to hell…because people no longer pray, because sin increases and reparation for it is no longer made, because error is followed with such ease!
I can shorten the time of the great purification through you, the apostles of light of my Immaculate Heart…” (#164a-p, November 25, 1978)
The Powers of Hell Will Not Prevail
So you see, as I have often repeated in my newsletters and talks, the battle has been won. We need not fear that the forces of evil will triumph because we have the assurance that the gates of Hell will never prevail over the Church. (cf. Mt 16:18)
Our Lady confirms this in message #565, “The Powers of Hell Will Not Prevail,” given on February 22, 1996, Feast of the Chair of Peter:
“Jesus has founded his Church upon the solid rock of the Apostle Peter. To Peter, Jesus has given the task of being the foundation of the Church and of safeguarding all her truth. For Peter, Jesus has prayed, that his faith might remain intact throughout the whole course of human history. To Peter, He has given the sure guarantee of his victory: the powers of hell will not prevail.
— The powers of hell will not prevail. The task entrusted to Peter is handed down to his successors. Thus the Pope becomes today the foundation upon which the Church is built, the center where there converge her charity and assurance to ever maintain intact the deposit of faith.
— The powers of hell will not prevail, despite the fact that my Adversary has broken loose in order to bring you to a breakdown of charity. For this, he launches a strong attack on the Pope, who presides over all the charity of the Church. And so, division has entered into her very own structure. Above all in the division which often sets bishops against bishops, priests against priests, faithful against faithful, Satan has succeeded in building up his triumph.
But the powers of hell will not prevail, because, after the painful period of the purification and the great tribulation, the Church will shine forth in all her light of charity, of unity and of holiness. And this will be one of the greatest benefits which my motherly love will bring to the Church.
—The powers of hell will not prevail, even if now they have reached the point of contesting the Pope, of opposing him openly and of rejecting his Magisterium. Thus, errors are being spread about which draw many away from the true faith, and sects are being propagated which draw to themselves many children of the Church. Never as in Latin America has the great spread of the sects represented such a victory on the part of the powers of hell, who appear to have the upper hand.
But I am calling all my children to the greatest fidelity to the Catholic Church; I am instilling in them a love for the Church, zeal for her unity, passion for her holiness, and strength for her work of evangelization.
And thus, through those who are consecrating themselves to my Immaculate Heart, I am bringing to nothing all the effort which Satan is exerting, in his attempt to draw many of my children away from the one and only Church instituted by my Son Jesus. And by means of my extraordinary and motherly intervention, once again, the powers of hell will not prevail.
The power of Christ will be revealed, when He brings his reign of glory into the Church, and then all the powers of hell will be imprisoned, so that they will no longer be able to do any more harm in the world. Then the holy Church of God will be able to pour out upon all the nations of the earth the greatest splendor of her truth and her holiness.”
(565 b-c, f-k)
The Times of the Great Mercy
We will, however, have to live through the hours of the purification and the tribulation, but the chastisement can be mitigated by means of our prayers and a sincere return to the law of God. And while the tempest rages and evil runs rampant, our prayer must be one of compassion and caring for every single human being created in the image and likeness of God. Does He not want each one of us saved? He has extended his time of mercy so that, by our prayers, we can help win back the souls of the most hardened sinners.
“And so bring all my children into the refuge of my Immaculate Heart; call them; take them by the hand; do not forget anyone. Beloved sons, see along your roads those who are far away, the little ones, the poor, those cast aside, the persecuted, the sinners, the drug addicts, those who are victims of the reign of Satan. I want to save all my children. I have need of you because I want to save them through you. In the time of the chastisement, they must be protected and defended; they must be helped and consoled. Why do you not want to heed my voice which is imploring you this evening to go everywhere so as to gather the weakest, the littlest, the most fragile, those who are suffering most, those who are furthest away, those who are lost. Bring them all to me because I want them all in the secure refuge of my Immaculate Heart.
These are the times of the great return. Yes, after the time of the great suffering, there will be the time of the great rebirth, and all will blossom again. Humanity will again be a new garden of life and of beauty and the Church, a family enlightened by truth, nourished by grace, consoled by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Jesus will restore his glorious reign. He will dwell with you, and you will know the new times, the new era. You will at last see a new earth and new heavens.
These are the times of the great mercy. The Father thrills with ardor and wills to pour out upon this poor humanity the torrents of his infinite love. The Father wants to mold with his hands a new creation where his divine imprint will be more visible, welcomed and received and his fatherhood exalted and glorified by all. The breath of this new creation will be the breath of the love of the Father who will be glorified by all, while the fullness of his divine love will spread everywhere in an increasingly fuller way, like water which gushes from a living and inexhaustible fount.
And Jesus will reign: Jesus for whom all has been created, Jesus who became incarnate, who became your Brother, who lived with you, who suffered and died on the Cross to redeem humanity and bring it to a new creation and so that his reign might gradually be disseminated in hearts, in souls, in individuals, in families and in all society.
Jesus, who has taught you the prayer to invoke the coming of the reign of God upon earth, will at last see fulfilled this prayer of his, because He will restore his reign. And creation will again be a new garden where Christ will be glorified by all, and his divine kingship will be welcomed and exalted. It will be a universal reign of grace, of beauty, of harmony, of communion, of holiness, of justice and of peace.
The great mercy will come to you as a burning fire of love and will be brought by the Holy Spirit, who is given to you by the Father and the Son, so that the Father may see Himself glorified and the Lord Jesus may feel Himself loved by all his brothers.
The Holy Spirit will come down as fire, but in a manner different from his first coming: it will be a fire which will burn and transform everything, which will sanctify and renew the earth from its foundations. It will open hearts to a new reality of life and lead all souls to a fullness of holiness and of grace. You will know a love that is so great and a sanctity that is so perfect that it will be such as you had never known before. It is in this that the Spirit will be glorified: in bringing everyone to the greatest love for the Father and for the Son.” (#357n-t, “My Times Have Arrived,” July 3, 1987)
And you will never be in darkness if you walk always in the light that shines forth from her Immaculate Heart:
“My beloved sons, the more this darkness will descend upon the world and into the Church, the clearer will be the light which will shine forth from my Immaculate Heart to show you the way. Walk in this light. Thus you will always be filled with light (…) the more you see darkness enveloping everything, the more brilliant will be the light of my presence among you.” (#116mnt, Jan. 1, 1977)
What comforting words! “…the more you see darkness enveloping everything, the more brilliant will be the light of my presence among you.” As little children, we run into the arms of Our Blessed Mother who will pour soothing balm on our wounds and give us the courage and strength to pick ourselves up and realize that what seem like major defeats are merely the precursor of what will be a blazing victory, and the fire of truth and justice will never again be extinguished. Turn to her; entrust yourselves to her; allow her to be your guiding light in the midst of this great spiritual darkness. Soon we will see her rays of light burn through the dense fog of a world that has distanced itself from God, and the sunlight will become stronger as a new day dawns. We have only to be patient. Let us encourage each other as we wait for the brilliance of this sun that will burn through all that is evil and give us a “new day” that will never end.
As I impart God’s choicest blessings upon each and every one of you, I assure you of my prayers,
Peace and blessing +
Fr. Albert G. Roux
Rev. Albert G. Roux