Large St. Benedict Cross, not the ordinary medal,  but for our time, a larger seven-inch, well-made cross from Archbishop Philip Hannan's group, made in Italy, with a very substantial and holy feel  as no piece of jewelry but a real tool of defense in your home!  Bigger than the palm of your hand, it is nonetheless the official and sanctioned medal. Do we recommend it? We have them for our personal use, and hope everyone does the same at a time when sacramentals are so crucial as a household shield. Free shipping! CLICK HERE



We will be offering various devotions and prayer booklets to do with the Holy Face of Jesus in light of recent events and an alleged locution from Africa that -- while as yet unofficial and dating back to 1995 -- has come to our attention.

The locution -- which we quoted last week -- is not attached to any specific prayer booklet but implores us to focus on His Visage  to ward off or lessen (or encircle us with protection during) chastisements. We see the signs around us, in microcosm, of what currently portends to transpire in coming years and decades.

The locution occurred in Benin and among its messages (which apparently occurred after an eruption of bleeding icons, including one of the Holy face):

"My children, in the horrible time that will come over the human race, the Holy Face will be very helpful (a real cloth to dry tears), because My real children will hide behind it... In the homes where it is exhibited will be light in order to be freed from the power of darkness."

The angels, it was claimed, will mark homes where the Holy Face is honored -- and of course, here we immediately think of the Shroud of Turin, that inexplicable Image on a cloth. Is this the reason -- looming events -- the Shroud has been so prominent of late? Is this why it has been publicly exhibited so frequently in recent decades (after centuries of relative obscurity)?

We do suggest Holy Face devotions as well as images of the Shroud or other semblances of His Face, whichever you choose and wherever you find them. Any true devotion, to His Face, it would seem, is valid, and no doubt some are available on the internet. We are also offering some and will attempt to expand them.

Those who spread such devotion, the locution claimed (for our discernment), will obtain the grace to understand our times. In the booklet are prayers from a number of major saints and also from the revelations to Sister Mary of St. Peter in the 19th century (which we have previously featured and which is explained in the book, see below, The Golden Arrow).

For we entered an up-tick in precursory events several years back (forerunners of natural issues that will transpire). Fire and heat -- currently haunting North America -- are only one aspect of these signs.

But it is there before our eyes -- in the news or right outside our windows.

Last weekend, more than three million (some said five million) were without power after storms rocked the nation from Indiana to Virginia and North Carolina: the Washington D.C. area, perhaps tellingly, remains in the throes of outages.

This followed a heat wave that broke thousands of records, many of them all-time ones, including 112 degrees in Kansas. A hundred-degree plus temperatures were expected in areas across 25 states, a heat scenario impacting 47 million people.

As of Thursday (June 28, 2012) more than 20,900 local record highs have been broken to date this year.

Might it be that the chastisements will include a simple ratcheting up (or down) of global temperatures? Imagine if last week's "oven" (severe heat advisories in twenty-five states) turned out to be tremendously extended. A shame it is, that politicization, from left and right, has obscured (and obfuscated) various signs. As we have stated so many times, it is a climate gyration; it can go in either direction; we are in an erratic time, reflecting our own morality. We believe most of it has been caused by natural forces. Those forces are controlled by the Lord.


All is not right with us.

In the Middle Ages, there was a comparable swerve in climate just before a major chastisement (and as so much of the world was in sin). A warming trend was followed by a little ice age (weakening the populace).

In Colorado, historic wildfires threatened the major towns of Colorado Springs and Boulder (the latter so well-known for its New Age). Meanwhile, fires also swept landscapes in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Spiritual aridity has translated into the meteorological kind.

Interesting it is to see a recent article about a man who had a near-death experience and claims he was told by angels to prepare to propagate the strongest, hardiest types of trees, as others wilt under a coming scourge.

Do we "get it"?

Of course not. There are climatologic explanations. 

Does it tie to political events?

It ties to what is in everybody's soul, everybody's conscience, everybody's heart.

The wind blows and the thunder is loudest when there is an echo chamber -- a vacancy -- caused by lack of prayer and lack of honor to God and lack of love.

[resources: Devotion to the Holy Face and The Golden Arrow]

[Also: Free Holy Face medals]

[see also Tower of Light and Sent To Earth]

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[Feedback from viewer Mercine Marshall: "So many folks are without power in this horrible heat in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.  I just saw many power trucks and tree trucks rolling past my house on the way to help folks in this heat.  I am moved to tears. I prayed and used Holy Water and stayed up half the night until the storm passed.  We are blessed, the power stayed on at our house and we have air conditioning and the fridge is on. Family invited over today. I have never experienced anything like this and I have lived in this area since 1950. The birth pangs spoken of by Our Lord are indeed getting closer and more intense."]

[Said Mother Angelica about Sent To Earth: "If you didn't buy his book, you're missing it. It's not a scary book; it's a very good book. If you haven't bought it I would buy it. I think it's a great book, just terrific. I think it's important for my future and your future. I want you to read Sent To Earth. Why? It's logical, it's truthful, it's sensible, and it's God's way of saying, 'Let's be ready.'"]

[From the National Climate Data Center: "Nine of ten warmest years on record have occurred since 2000. The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for May 2012 was 0.66°C (1.19°F) above the 20th century average of 14.8°C (58.6°F). This is the second warmest May since records began in 1880, behind only 2010. The Northern Hemisphere land and ocean average surface temperature for May 2012 was the all-time warmest May on record, at 0.85°C (1.53°F) above average. The globally-averaged land surface temperature for May 2012 was the all-time warmest May on record, at 1.21°C (2.18°F) above average. ENSO-neutral conditions continued during May 2012 and sea surface temperature anomalies in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean continued to warm. The May worldwide ocean surface temperatures ranked as the 10th warmest May on record. For March–May (boreal spring) 2012, the combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 0.59°C (1.06°F) above average—the seventh warmest such period on record. The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for January–May 2012 was the 11th warmest on record, at 0.50°C (0.90°F) above the 20th century average.]

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