The Red Horse!

 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” – Revelation 6:3

While Praying the Rosary, I saw the Red Horse standing outside its’ stable. Ready!

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Our Lady Of Good Success/Good Event

This appearance of Mary, Our Blessed Mother, has been called by both names, however they are the same.

In this appearance, Mary Our Blessed Mother warned that in the 20th and 21st centuries the Church would suffer a horrific crisis.

She warned that there would be: “Widespread moral corruption, profanation of the Sacrament of Marriage, Depraved priests who will scandalize the faithful and cause suffering for good priests, unbridled lusts which will ensnare many souls, a loss of innocence amount children and a loss of modesty among women, a lack of priestly and religious vocations…”

But there were other warnings that Mary gave as well.  She warned that many would be unable to receive the Sacraments, such as Baptist, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage. Extreme Unction (Prayer for the Sick).. .  And did this not happen during Covid?

She also warned that the Sacrament of Marriage would be attacked!  And it was!  From gay marriage to divorce to young people failing to marry, marriage has seen more of its share of attacks.

Sadly, Mary also warned that many of the Faithful would be blinded.  Truly unable to see what is happening around them and truly unable to see what God requires of them!  Will they be lost? For clearly, this did happen. 

Mary also warned that many would fall into sin!  She said that too many would pick and choose among God’s Word, seeking to justify their sinful choices, but there will be no justification before God.

But Mary, Our Blessed Mother, also shared with us:

“But when evil finally seems to triumph over all, when all seems lost.  Complete Restoration of the Church will begin and the Church will reawaken.”

The very real question, is why were Mary, Our Blessed Mother’s warnings changed, especially since they have ALL happened?

My friends, take hope from the last words that Mary shared with us during this time: “when evil finally seems to triumph over all, when all seems lost. Complete Restoration of the Church will begin and the Church will reawaken.🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready.

The Assumption Of Mary

On August 15th, the Catholic church celebrates the Assumption of Mary. The Orthodox church celebrates Mary’s Assumption later in August. It is also celebrated by the Anglican church and by many Lutheran churches.

The Assumption of Mary is a public holiday in these countries: Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, France, parts of Germany, Guatemala, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland.

Mary our Blessed Mother’s died in Ephesus, which was originally a Greek settlement and later became part of modern day Turkey. She died and was placed in the Grotto. Her Soul went first to Heaven and then Her body was Assumed into Heaven as well.

It’s hard to imagine how happy God must have been to see Her! She had suffered so much. And yet, She was always Willing. Especially close to the Holy Spirit, Mary was always Willing to do as our Father, Her Son Jesus or the Holy Spirit Willed. She helped Jesus’ Apostles and the early church so much and made a very real difference!

And even though She missed her Son Jesus so very much, She constantly loved His people and gave Her love and Help to all of them with unceasing Grace!

Today, Mary, our Blessed Mother, can help us in so many ways. One very important way is that She points the way to Her Son, and She can help to enrich our Faith in Jesus so very much 🙂

Never be afraid to call on Mary. She is Jesus’s Mother. She is our Mother. She loves us all as only a Mother can. And She will help us on our journey as we Follow Jesus Home.

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

God Loves Us More Than We Can Imagine!

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.'” – Isaiah 53:5

How much Jesus suffered! How much our Father and the Holy Spirit suffered. Can you imagine watching your only son suffering in that way? Or how much Mary must have suffered watching Her only Son suffer so! And yet, they loved us more!

Mary knew that Her Son would suffer for our sins. This was our Father’s Plan, so He knew. And Jesus knew, and came Willingly. And the Holy Spirit knew. God loved us that much! They were willing to suffer so, so that we would not have too.

We are healed and at peace, because Jesus was willing to endure our punishment. And because Jesus endured our punishment, not only do we get to go home to Heaven, but He created a Bridge between us and our Father! Heaven may be in the future, but the Bridge is now 🙂

The Father, Jesus & the Holy Spirit, and Mary, love us more than we can imagine!

St. Bernadette of Lourdes once said, “we are nothing, but to God we are everything!” She was right.

Prepare, Pray and Be Ready!

The Rosary

Someone once asked me, “Why do I pray the Rosary?”. There are a lot of reasons that I pray the Rosary, but a very important reason is that Mary, Our Blessed Mother, always brings us closer to Her Son Jesus. She points the way to Jesus and prays for us as we go.

I find praying the Rosary also gives me a lot of Peace. I worry less :). The Lord is with Mary; and He loves Her. She is His Mother. And the Rosary, all Rosaries, begin with the Cross 🙂

Much of the Rosary is actually in the Bible. It begins with the Our Father, the prayer our Lord Jesus Christ taught us. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Much of the Hail Mary is also in the Bible: Diocese of Brooklyn and the University of Dayton are just two sources you can read more about this on line.

When I think back to when Mary was on earth, caring for Jesus, loving Him as only a Mother can, I stand in awe. To be charged with raising the Son of God! Wow! To stand at His Cross, hurting with Him and for Him, but Trusting God. The Love and Trust that Mary had in God, Her willingness to obey God no matter what the cost, are simply amazing 🙂

I know that God would have picked the most loving Mother for His Son possible, and the most obedient! And to think She loves us! We are indeed Blessed 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Upon The Wings Of Eagles :)

While praying the Rosary I saw a huge eagle flying towards me and I was reminded of the Bible verse:

“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

“shall renew their strength”. Notice, it doesn’t say that we will necessarily be healed. Perhaps we will be. But perhaps our strength will be renewed to help us to deal better with the physical and emotional symptoms of our ailments.

Perhaps our strength will be renewed so that we can deal with the loss of a loved one, the loss of a dream, the loss of our job which allows us to support our family…

Perhaps our strength will be renewed so that we might do our Father’s Will. Perhaps it will be renewed so that we might love more like Jesus does.

Whatever the reason, we need to seek what God would He have us do with our “renewed strength” 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready 🙂

Being A Member Of God’s Family

Being a member of God’s family is such a Gift :).

It’s hard to describe just how wonderful that Gift is. To never be alone, to always have someone that we can turn to for help, to have someone in our life that always loves us and always forgives us; it just does not get better than that!

I think of God’s love and I am in awe of it. It’s like a huge hug that never ends :). Can we truly say that we have that complete confidence in any one on earth-that they will love us no matter what we do. For God’s love is truly unconditional.

The other thing that I love about being a member of God’s family is that I don’t have to know the “right” answer when I pray. God knows what will help a person more than I do, it is such a comfort and relief to pray “May God’s Will be done” and I end every prayer that way. I may think I know best, but God does know best.

I love knowing that there is nothing I can do that will lesson God’s love for me. No mistake, no sin, no failure, God loves me always! It’s not a love I have to “earn” or “hope to get”, because God loved me first! Before I even loved God, He loved me. And no matter what I do, God will still love me.

Without God, who would I turn to when life becomes difficult? Who would I ask for the strength to keep walking-no matter the challenge? Who would bring me to Heaven? And who would teach me to love? Only God can do all those things. And I have to admit, I feel so much safer, so much less afraid, knowing I have God to turn to.

There is my Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit. There is Mary our Blessed Mother. All who love us so much and who are always ready and willing to help us 🙂 So Never give up! Just keep Praying 🙂

How can I even thank God for such a huge gift? By loving Him too! And by Following Him 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!