When attempting to Summarize what our Faith can tell us about that
Last and Final Judgment and the Events that Precede it, we have to Remember we are Dealing
with a Great Mystery - as to its Time, its Nature, its Place. Father Paul A. Duffner, O.P.
details the Church's 2000 Year old Teaching on this matter and
elaborates on the Signs which will Precede the Second Coming of
Christin his Thesis on The Last Day and the General Judgment. This Particular Page contains
Opinions by Church Leaders on Marian Involvement, based on the
Little that has been Revealed through Scripture and Divine Revelation.
The Battle is Now !!!
Saint John Altarpiece - by MEMLING, Hans - from Memlingmuseum, Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges
(Saint John's vision of the Revelation or Apocalypse)
Jesus Christ defeated Satan
Two Thousand Years Ago by His Passion and Death on the Cross,
but the Battle for Men's Souls continues.
Satan himself was Chained-by Jesus during His
Descent into Hell immediately after His
Death. This Account is Beautifully Rendered in a Divine Revelation by
Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) Mystic, Stigmatist, Visionary, and Prophet:
In the Centre of Hell I saw a Dark and Horrible-looking Abyss, and into this Lucifer was cast, after being first strongly secured
with chains; thick clouds of sulphurous black smoke arose from its Fearful Depths, and enveloped his Frightful Form in the Dismal Folds,
thus Effectually Concealing him from every Beholder. God Himself had decreed this; and I was likewise told, if I remember rightly
that he will be unchained for a time Fifty or Sixty Years before the Year of Christ 2000. The dates of many other events were pointed out
to me which I do not now remember; but a certain number of Demons are to be let loose much earlier than Lucifer, in order to Tempt
Men, and to serve as Instruments of the Divine Vengeance. I should think that some must be loosened even in the Present Day, and
others will be Set Free in a Short Time.
Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1987 Encyclical
Redemptoris Mater that Marian
Apparitions signify the Blessed Virgin's Journey through Time and Space in a
Pilgrimage toward the Second Coming of Jesus and
her Final Victory over Satan. This is
her Role now as it has been Predestined from the Beginning; i.e. Genesis 3:15.
Through a Deluge of Apparitions, the Blessed Virgin Mary is Issuing a Wake-up Call.
She describes a Huge Battle now taking place.
Satan has Unleashed the Full Power of all his Demons, for
Heaven has granted him a Century
in which to do his Very Worst to try to Destroy the
Church. Satan's Final Goal is to Extinguish
the Light of Faith from the Face of the Earth, which Satan
had Boasted he could do. Pope Leo XIII had a
Vision of a Confrontation between God and Satan. Pope
Leo was made to understand that Satan would be allowed One Hundred
Years to Tempt and try to Destroy the
Church. He is Full of Furious Activity, for
he knows that his Time is Short.
The Battle now being Waged in the Heavens
will soon be Played-out in Awesome Fury before our eyes -- in the very Skies, in the Seas, and on the
Ground. This Battle cannot be Understood or Believed outside of the Realm
of Faith. We are Witnessing the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Queen of Heaven and True Beacon for all Christians. It is now part of God's Plan
to have the "Woman Clothed with the Sun" (Revelation 12:1) appear throughout the World, to
offer His People a Safe Haven in her
Pope Pius XII warned about the "Harsh and Bitter Sufferings" facing the Human Race. He said,
"Mankind must prepare itself for Suffering such as it has never before experienced". Pope Pius XII
described our Times as "The Darkest since the Deluge" and declared, "The Hour
has Struck - - the Battle, the most Widespread, Bitter and Ferocious the World has ever known, has been joined. It must be Fought to the
In 1950, renowned Catholic Churchman, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote
"We are living in the Days of the Apocalypse - - the Last Days of our Era. Modern Man has been Humiliated:
neither his Proud Expectations of Progress nor of Science have turned out as he hoped. Yet he has not quite Reached the Point of Humbling
himself. He is still Imprisoned in the Self, and able to see nothing else beyond. The Psychoanalysts may be allowed to Bore into his
Thoughts for a few years more; but the Time is not far off when Modern Men will utter a Frantic Appeal to God to lift them from the Empty
Cistern of their own Egos". The Two (2) Great Forces of the
Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of the
Antichrist are beginning to draw up their Battle Lines for the Catastrophic Contest. Mary's
Plan, Plain and Simple, is to prepare us for the times ahead.
The Final Battle is coming very soon. The Remnant who will survive will be
Small in Number. Yet there is One (1) Place of Safety
where all can be Protected from the Approaching Storm. The Ark of
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, Full of Maternal
Love for Jesus and for us. She is calling all
of her Children to enter, by Acts of Consecration to that
Heart. The Chastisement is near. Our Lady invites us all
to enter her Refuge.
Scripture states that when Jesus Died the Earth
Quaked, the Skies produced Lightning and Thunder, Darkness came over the Whole Land, and the
Veil in the Temple was Torn Asunder (Matthew 27:45-54). In Today's World, with
its Materialistic Philosophies and increasing Sinfulness, it will
not be long before the Earth once more Manifests its Violent Grief.
We have forgotten that Ultimately all of Human Life comes down to a Simple Choice of Heaven
or Hell; and Heaven apparently intends very soon to use
Powerful Means of Persuasion on a Scale never before Witnessed in the History of the World. Genesis shows us the Extreme
Displeasure of Yahweh with His
People; so great was His Displeasure that
God Regretted making Man, as Genesis 6:6 tells us. God
Cleansed the Entire World by Flood. The Waters of the
Great Flood Forshadow the Cleansing Waters
Mary has the Heart of a
Mother, one who Lives for all her Children.
She is Reaching-out to those Far-away, the Sinners, the
Atheists, those who Reject
God, those who Fight against Him, and those who
Hate Him. She wants to help
all Men as their mother -- for the Hour is Late.
What Should You and I Do?
The Blessed Mother asks each Person of Faith for a Personal Decision to
Strive-for Holiness. She Stresses the Necessity of making the
Commitment to "Pray, Pray, Pray", not merely with the Lips, but from the
Heart. She tells us to Fast,
to be Reconciled with God and Neighbor, in order to attain Peace
for Ourselves and Peace for the World. The Messages require Change in our Lives.
Although God is Extremely Generous bestowing His Graces,
the Number who Respond is often Small. Just like the Army raised by Gideon in the Old Testament
(Judges 7) -- which God cut from 10,000 to
300 Soldiers -- People responding to Mary's Messages are but a Tiny Fraction of the
Church. But Mary promises Victory to
her Cohorts. And, as was the case with Gideon, the very Smallness of the Movement will be a Powerful Witness that the
Victory is Truly the Lord's.
In our Souls is an Insatiable Hunger for Truth, for a Real
Encounter with God. We are Spiritual Beings who long for the
Truth of God. Sometimes Heaven does not Speak as Clearly
as we would like. The Gospels tell us to Judge a Tree by its Fruit, for a Bad Tree cannot bear Good Fruit. Spiritually speaking,
we are in Uncharted Waters. We must be open to what the Spirit
is doing in our midst today, for the Events that Mary Predicts are all Mentioned in Scripture.
Satan will not be Chained by a Mighty
Magical Chain forged of Indestructible Steel, but by the Beads of the Everyday Rosary. In the
End, the Pride of the Red Dragon will be
Forever Broken and Conquered by the
Humility, the Littleness, and the Power of a little
Jewish Girl, your Heavenly Mother, the
Woman Clothed with the Sun, who is now Gathering all
her Little Children into her Army, drawn-up for
This World's Most Powerful Prayers
||The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the World's most Powerful
Prayer, during which we Renew Jesus'
Sacrifice on the Cross and offer ourselves to Him. Attend
Daily Mass Piously and as often as Humanly Possible.
||The World's Second most Powerful
Prayer is the Stations of the Cross, during which we
Tearfully Remember Jesus' Horrible Sufferings for
our Redemption. Say the Stations of the Cross often;
Contemplate His Sufferings throughout your day.
||During the Holy Rosary we Contemplate the Joyful, Glorious,
Luminous and Sorrowful Mysteries of Our Lord. Recite the
Holy Rosary Daily; Fifteen
Minutes well spent.
Put on your own brand of Sack Cloth and
Ashes, and Pray for God's Mercy, as did the Ancient People of Nineveh.