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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.’ ”

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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 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.

1.2 The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Salvation of Souls.

To save souls from Hell, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Mediatrix of all graces. This is the last recourse. “Thus if we scorn this devotion,” Sister Lucy explains, “we will no longer have the pardon of Heaven, because we have committed a sin that the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Spirit.”

Second Petition to Pope Francis

At this beginning of the centenary year of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions, the Russians and the Turks are allies for peace in Syria, the Israelis and the Americans have resumed relations since the inauguration of Donald Trump, who is favourable to a rapprochement with Vladimir Putin; there is only one person at the centre of this new geopolitics, and it is you, Most Holy Father, whom Our Lady demanded to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

2. The Unbelieving Orphan

Born at Strasbourg on September 15, 1858, Charles de Foucauld had an unhappy childhood. When he became an orphan, he was entrusted to his grandfather. Influenced by the atmosphere of immorality and incredulity that pervaded his high school, he lost the faith and indulged in all his passions.

1.1. Hell Exists, and We Could Go There.

The Secret of Fatima opens with the terrifying vision of Hell, which reminds us right away of the only thing that counts: our eternity. Even more than the prediction of famines, wars and persecutions, this reminder of an eternity in Hell is one of the most important truths of our Catholic Faith that Our Lady of Fatima wished to recall to our apostate world.

The Pope and Peace

In his Message for the fiftieth World Day of Peace, Pope Francis draws the picture of the fruits of Paul VI’s Message : “ Today, sadly, we find ourselves engaged in a horrifying world war fought piecemeal. ” It is thus high time for us to obey the Message that was addressed to us a century ago by She Whom Benedict XV had just invoked under the title of Queen of Peace, as the Archbishop of Alep has just done, hastening the liberation of his city.

1. The Foucaulds de Pontbriand.

Throughout all the events of his life, in the most violent storms and the greatest aberrations, we come across this constant in the life of Charles de Foucauld: a tender love for his family. He applied his intelligence to discovering and restoring its legitimist and patriarchal character.

Petition to Our Lady

Since our Holy Father turns a deaf ear, we must turn to the Blessed Virgin, our Divine Mother. We must enter the mystery of Your two Hearts, O Jesus, O Mary! Their message is the solemn and infallible divine expression of the dogma of the Faith: namely that They are a family in Heaven... and neither of Them bears to see the Other in deep sorrow.

Point 52. The Universal Kingdom of Christ the Son of God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the society of his Christian brethren, the Phalangist finds the most vast and most perfect human community there is – that to which he owes everything and to which he is primarily devoted.