Several Short Discourses by
Saint Alphonsus Liguori
on
Natural Calamities,
Divine Threats,
and the Four Gates of Hell

Jonah (Seer-of-Nineveh) Leaves the Whale's Belly - by Tintoretto - from Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

In this Painting, Tintoretto catches the moment when Jonah comes out-of the Enormous Jaws of the Monstrous Fish, and suddenly finds himself before God. God greets Jonah, the Seer-of-Nineveh, whom He has Rescued-from the Belly-of the Whale within Three (3) Days - the same-Time between Christ's Death and His Resurrection. The Rebellious Prophet, looks-up directly-at his Self-Begetting and Affirming Maker. In his expression, Scorn and Rebellion are giving place-to Joy, Delight, Love and Filial Response; and the Ecstatic Contemplation-of God.

 

When we Pray, we Speak-to God;
but when we Read,
God Speaks-to us.

In Prayer, God Hears our Petitions,
but in-Reading, we Listen-to
His Voice.

Spiritual Reading and Prayer, are the Arms by-which
Hell is Conquered, and Paradise Won.

 

Several Short Discourses by
Saint Alphonsus Liguori
on
Natural Calamities,
Divine Threats,
and the Four Gates of Hell

by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

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Saint-Alphonsus-Liguori, Great Doctor-of-the-Church, has Written Six (6) of the most Powerful Discourses on how God uses Natural Calamities such as Floods, Storms, Droughts, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, etc., to Warn People, to-Change their Ways, rather than as Punishments. He discusses:

how God Threatens to-Chastise us, in-order-to Save us from Chastisement;

how Sinners often Refuse-to Believe-in God's Divine Threats, until the Chastisements come-upon them;

how God is Merciful for a Season, and then Chastises;

how External Devotions are Useless, if we do not Cleanse our Souls from Sin;

how God Chastises us in this-Life, for our Good, not for our Destruction; and

the Four (4) Principal Gates-of Hell, which are Hatred, Blasphemy, Theft and Impurity.

Included are Quotes-from Scripture, on Particular Calamities that God uses to Warn us to-Change our Ways.

Insurance Companies call Natural Calamity Destruction "Acts of God", and so should we.

 

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One Nation under God

 

It is Enlightening to-Read these Century-old Discourses, in Light-of Natural Disasters (Katrina, Tsunamis, et al), the Aids Epidemic and Terrorist Activities of Recent Years. God is our only Protection! He has Established Governments to-Serve us, but Government is Powerless to Help us, without His Help and Aids. As-long-as we remain Passive, and allow Corrupt Men of no-Faith to-lead us into the Sins-of Liberality, Relativism, Abortion, Paganism, etc., these Chastisements will-Continue, and we will-Suffer more-and-more, until we finally 'Wake-up' to God's Word, which has remained 'Unchanged', since the Beginning-of Time. God has Infused in the Soul of each of us, His Word (Synderesis), and absolutely no one (Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Pagan, et al) can be Excused for not Knowing what God Wills for us. People-of God, 'Wake-up', as did the People-of-Nineveh, before it's too-Late!

 

Nota Bene: Bible Verses quoted-in these Discourses, are from the
English Douay-Rheims Translation, commissioned-by the Catholic Church.

 

 

Not only does God Chastise Sinners,
He also Protects His Own

This is the Catholic Basilica of Vailankanni (Our Lady of Good Health). During the recent (Dec 26, 2004) Tsunami, the water reached the second step of the Basilica and then receded. The Market Place, 400 yards farther inland, was totally Destroyed.

In a different location, the Shrine Basilica containing the Tomb-of Saint Thomas the Apostle was untouched by the Tsunami, yet the fishing village behind the Shrine was wiped out. In both instances there was no difference in the height above Sea Level.