The Catholic Counter-Reformation in the 21st Century

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The Dawn of Islam and the Genesis of the Qur’an

We must rediscover the “true history” of 7th and 8th century Arabia in order to understand how the Qur’an and Islam made their apparition in a Christian breeding ground. Then we shall consider a few significant aspects of Arab domination in the entire Near and Middle East, which will lead us to focus on the new “heresy of the Ishmaelites.”

8. The Priesthood (1898-1901)

Convinced by the Mother Prior of the Poor Clares that perfect imitation of Jesus entailed receiving priestly Orders, Charles de Foucauld returned to France to be ordained a priest on June 9, 1901 at the Major Seminary in Viviers.

2.0 The Second Secret  : A Great Design of Mercy for the Salvation of Christendom.

The salvation of Christendom is the principal subject of the second part of Our Lady’s great prophetic revelation of July 13, 1917. Before demonstrating how this revelation has been fulfilled, this introduction scrutinises the structure of the text to eliminate all wrong explanations or inexactitudes, and proposes the most certain and faithful interpretation possible.

7. Nazareth  : The Last Place (1897-1898)

Brother Marie Albéric, released from his Trappist vows, arrived at the Poor Clare Monastery in Nazareth on March 6, 1897. The greater part of his writings, which constitute a veritable treasure of spirituality, date from this period.

1.6 The Great Promise of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Pontevedra

God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.” A little devotion is enough to procure infallibly for us the grace of eternal salvation! Giving careful study to such a magnificent promise is worth the effort. It is the perfect expression of this first part of the great Secret, which is entirely concerned with the salvation of souls. 

II. The Judgement of the Church on Medjugorje.

Bishop Pavao Zanic of Mostar, who was first benevolent to the apparitions and the seers of Medjugorje, set up a canonical commission of enquiry to examine the apparition’s words and actions and those of the seers. Let us briefly relate this courageous testimony that he ceaselessly gave to the truth for the honour of the Church and Mary Immaculate.

6. The Trappist Monastery (1890-1987)

In 1890, Charles de Foucauld arrived at the Trappist Monastery of Notre Dame des Neiges, then he would soon be sent to the monastery in Akbes, Syria. Seven years later, he would obtain permission to follow Jesus a life more consonant with that of Nazareth.

I. The Facts of Medjugorje

Bishop Pavao Zanic of Mostar had a reputation of being an intelligent, supernatural and moderate man who had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin. It was incumbent on him to make an investigation and to judge the veracity of the apparitions that began taking place in Medjugorje in 1981. He was first benevolent and reflected that if the case of the Herzegovinian Franciscans had not been resolved by men, maybe God had been pleased to send the Blessed Virgin there to urge the rebels to return to obedience and love for the Church. He thus analysed the facts and the persons in the light of Catholic faith, discipline and morality.

1.5 Lucy  : “ Jesus Wishes to Use You ”

Before becoming, at the appointed hour, the messenger of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Lucy had two essential tasks to accomplish: she was to give unceasing testimony concerning everything that she had seen and heard. Then she had to obey the pressing request that the Virgin Mary had addressed to her: “Jesus wishes to use you, to make Me known and loved.”

5. Vocation to Religious Life

Charles de Foucauld’s conversion is marked by the radicalism that forges saints. After a pilgrimage to the Holy Land that induced him to imitate Jesus in His poverty and humility, he entered the Trappist Abbey of Notre Dame des Neiges.

Fourth Petition to Pope Francis

On March 15, 2017, visibly moved Chinese pilgrims greeted Pope Francis, offering to him a large statue of Our Lady of Fatima. This statue of the Immaculate presented by persecuted Christians who are victims of the “errors of Russia” inherited by the Communist Chinese government, is more eloquent than any ‘petition.’ Did the Pope get the ‘Message’? For my part, I am addressing a fourth petition to the Holy Father.

1.4 Jacinta  : “ I Want to Suffer, to Save Souls from Hell  ! ”

Francisco’s vocation was to console God Who had seemed to him to be so sad. Jacinta, seized with fright at the sight of so many souls falling into the fire of Hell, would unceasingly make reparation to save them. This is a secret of her soul, a soul thirsting for the salvation of sinners, and of her heart, a heart burning with love for Jesus and Mary.

4. The conversion

Since his return from Morocco, Charles de Foucauld was no longer the same man. He returned to his family in Paris and under the influence of Marie de Bondy and Father Huvelin, made an admirable spiritual conversion.

1.3 Francisco  : “ God Is so Sad. If Only I Could Console Him  ! ”

Since May 13, 1917 and the first “vision of God,” which Our Lady had granted to Her privileged ones, Francisco, who had a contemplative soul, was continually animated by one thought: The Blessed Virgin and God Himself are infinitely sad; we must console Them. The consoler of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary died as a saint on April 4, 1919.

Third Petition to Pope Francis

I am addressing myself to you once again like the widow who keeps bothering the judge in the parable whom you quoted as an example. Is it not you in person who said that the Blessed Virgin is above the Pope? This is what gives me the boldness to dare to entreat Your Holiness to obey Our Lady, Mother of every one of us, forever! The salvation of souls and world peace are at stake!

3. The French Officer

Charles de Foucauld entered the Saint Cyr Military Academy but became a mediocre officer. He, nevertheless, was good-hearted and in his last campaign he proved himself to be a true soldier and a real leader. He rendered service to France by exploring Morocco so that one day the army might conquer it.

GEORGES DE NANTES The Mystical Doctor of the Catholic Faith

17. The Trial Was Never Concluded

“The gravest hour of my priestly life is approaching and I need your spiritual assistance [...] in order to know what God wants and to be able to accomplish it faithfully. For ‘now, you see me a prisoner in spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem. What will happen to me there I do not know, except that in one city after another the Holy Spirit has been warning me that imprisonment and hardships await me. Yet I consider that life is not a thing to waste words on, provided that when I finish my course I may have carried out the mission that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the Gospel of God’s grace.’ ”