January 23, 2010

Movie Night

We are going to be watching the 13th Day. The Story of Fatima. We rented it from CatholicsSharing.com. I pretty much know a lot about the story, but never really thought profoundly/meditatively about Our Lady's messages at Fatima, only that I believe she appeared there in the groves or was it the pines(cova da Iria), where the 3 shepherd children pastured their sheep. I think the miracle of the Sun, that it was Our Father who wanted to draw close to His children there, yes, He was in the Sun. People were terrified of it and actually thought the world was going to end that day. I think that made Him real sad . I know I would be , if people were scared of me . I believe he's sad that not many people actually know Him *sigh* .

The children were shown visions of heaven, hell , and purgatory and that Our Lady was sent by God , who wanted to establish devotion to Her Immaculate Heart in order to save the World . I also believe , Garabandal was the 2nd sequel to Fatima, and Medugorje is the 3rd sequel. The Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is an important one, for many reasons I have yet to find out , and the 5 first Saturdays . The children were told to pray their rosary .... a lot, and to make many sacrifices in reparation for sins of others and their own . If the requests are not granted than God would send a terrible chastisement on the world , one of the requests of Our Lady was, to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. I know that Pope John Paul II blessed the whole world but I'm not sure if that is according to Our Lady's request. She did say that "In the End My Immaculate Heart will Triumph, and a period of peace will be given to mankind". This Triumph of the Immaculate Heart has to do with Jesus' coming again I think. You can read more about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Fr. Gobbis website : The Marian Movement of Priests. I quote:
Where does her Immaculate Heart triumph? Her Immaculate Heart triumphs only in the glorious triumph of Christ.

Anyway there is so much that has been revealed to us by way of 'private revelation' , and I don't like how the Church is dealing with these so called 'private revelations' . I don't think that is the correct word for it either. Since most of the messages are meant for the whole Church and the World . I have to say in the words of Jesus : "Father , Forgive them, they know not what they do" . The contention with me , comes when people say 'we don't have to believe in them cause they are not yet approved or that the Church says the bible and Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium is all we need . I say " PFFT!"  If God didn't care and/or Love us , He wouldn't be sending His Mother all over the world! and He would have never sent The Prophets in the Old Testament to hear His Words . Guess what? They didn't like it either , cause it was about them ! Israel has been suffering ever since they killed the prophets and crucified Our Lord. Why isn't this clear to them ? What does God have to do ? knock them over the head with a two by four? I think they need to be more humble like children and listen to their Heavenly Father and bow their heads instead of acting like they know-it-all. They need to repent . The messages of Ezekiel talking about the Shepherds is still valid today. Ezekiel 34:1-31
Anyway I hope to enjoy the movie and popcorn .


3 comments:

  1. Hi Jackie. I have not had the opportunity to see this film myself. Please let me know how it is.

    Also, I'm going to give you a shout out on my Sacred Sunday post tomorrow. I "borrowed" your Clapton/Pavarotti clip. I had never heard that song before and found it beautiful and moving.

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  2. I couldn't have said it any better than you did here Jackie. I started my conversion and growth in the Faith through the Fatima story after reading a book titled "Our Lady of Fatima". That was 40 years ago. Next I read about Garabandal and saw the connection, especially Our Lady appearing as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and now I believe and follow the Messages of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Medjugorje. God sent the prophets in the Old Testament, ending with John the Baptist; today He is sending the Queen of Prophets, Mother Mary, to bring the world to its senses and return to God. She says: "I come to tell you that God exists!" And to Fr. Gobbi Mary said that "never before have so many people not believe in God!"
    Soon the Triumph will come and we will have a renewed world with the reign of Jesus & Mary in the hearts of all!
    God Bless+
    Deacon John

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  3. I so agree with you Deacon John! Amen! That is awesome and thanks for sharin that . In a message to Fr. Gobbi Mary says: December 24, 1975 - twenty-one years ago . . .


    Our Lady says:
    "Do not fear: as my Heart has given you the Savior, so now in these times my Immaculate Heart gives you the joy of his salvation. Soon the whole world, which is pervaded with darkness and which has been snatched from my Son, will at last rejoice over the fruit of this holy night. The triumph of my Immaculate Heart will be realized through a new birth of Jesus in the hearts and the souls of my poor wandering children. Only have confidence, and do not let anxiety or discouragement take hold of you. The future that awaits you will be a new dawn of light for the whole world, now at last made clean."


    Pope John Paul calls it a New Springtime ; better known as the Second Pentecost. It is already here according to Vassulas message in TLIG. Not fully but as a trickle. It is the "Day of The Lord" This I think will correspond to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart . Oh how I wish to live in that time, in the Reign of Peace!!

    The messages of TLIG aren't approved by the Church yet as Medugorje hasn't yet been approved either, however I know TLIG messages are from God cause God has shown me. I saw a brilliant shining sword next to me when I was reading one of the volumes of TLIG and this was to me a confirmation that TLIG messages were the Word of God . Besides, just as the Marian movement is obedient to the Church and Pope , so is Vassula . Any message that denies the Pope or the Catholic Church or Jesus Christ for that matter,I tend to not pay attention too. They cannot be from God.

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