I love opinionated non-PC people. This blog is to vent my opinions on life, the universe and everything. Which is 42 which in gematria is "My Heart" (LBY) according to Rabbi Abulafia. The Divine Heart is the centre of everything.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

St Therese and Divinization

Recently a book was published demonstrating how St Therese of the Child Jesus sisters edited the writings of their sister in order to obscure the full spiritual doctrine of St Therese. Andrea Tornielli writes: "It is a story of true holiness and manipulated documents that told by Gianni Gennari in his new book “Teresa di Lisieux, il fascino della santità. I segreti di una “dottrina” ritrovata” (Thérèse of Lisieux, The appeal of Sainthood. The secrets of a rediscovered “doctrine” – Lindau publishers, 616 pages, 38 Euros). And one recounted in meticulous detail and inspired by documents that remained unpublished until now. The volume reconstructs the life of an extraordinary woman. Saint Thérèse of the Child of Jesus is remembered by faithful as the “little saint” and is identified with the “spiritual infancy” described in Matthew’s Gospel: “If you do not change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

And yet Thérèse Françoise Marie Martin who died in the Carmel of Lisieux at the tender age of 24 in September 1897 and was canonised by Pius XI in 1925, never used the expression “spiritual infancy” in her original writings.

The book demonstrates very clearly that the doctrine of “spiritual infancy” was the brainchild of Thérèse’s sisters who were disciples of the Jesuit, Almire Pichon. Gennari writes that for fifty years, the sisters led everyone, including the Popes, to see in her the prefect embodiment of the teachings of their spiritual director. And they managed this on their own.” ...Gennari explains that Thérèse’s true doctrine is not “spiritual infancy” in a minimalist sense: according to her thinking, “Enfant de Dieu”, the Son of God, is the only model, which by divine grace, “deifies” humans by invading them with the love of his Spirit, transforming them into himself, just as Thérèse had explicitly written in a letter to her sister Celine: “we are called to become divine ourselves.” ...".

Thus St Therese's spiritual doctrine on littleness is taken into new depths with the Divinization of the believer as taught by the Eastern saints, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and certain Western saints and mystics like the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. We are Divinized or made God-like by Grace. Through grace man can become sharers or participators in the Divine Life that comes to us through the Eucharist. We enter into this process of Divinization through the Eucharistic Safrifice and become more God-like with each Mass and each Holy Hour of Adoration that we do.

"Through the power of the Holy Spirit we take part in Christ's Passion by dying to sin, and in His Resurrection by being born to new life; we are members of His Body which is the Church, branches grafted onto the Vine which is Himself: '[God] gave Himself to us through His Spirit. By the participation of the Spirit, we become communicants in the divine nature.   . . . For this reason, those in whom the Spirit dwells are divinized'"   [Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1988]. 

Blessed Pope John Paul II wrote in Orientale Lumen: “...Everyone knows with what love the Eastern Christians celebrate the sacred liturgy, especially the Eucharistic mystery, source of the Church’s life and pledge of future glory.

“In this mystery the faithful, united with their bishops, have access to God the Father through the Son, the Word made flesh who suffered and was glorified, in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
“And so, made ‘sharers of the divine nature’ (2 Peter 1:4) they enter into communion with the most holy Trinity” (Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Decree on Ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio, 15).
These features describe the Eastern outlook of the Christian. His or her goal is participation in the divine nature through communion with the mystery of the Holy Trinity.
In this view the Father’s “monarchy” is outlined as well as the concept of salvation according to the divine plan, as it is presented by Eastern theology after Saint Irenaeus of Lyons and which spread among the Cappadocian Fathers.
Participation in Trinitarian life takes place through the liturgy and in a special way through the Eucharist, the mystery of communion with the glorified body of Christ, the seed of immortality.
In divinization and particularly in the sacraments, Eastern theology attributes a very special role to the Holy Spirit:
through the power of the Spirit who dwells in man deification already begins on earth; the creature is transfigured and God’s kingdom inaugurated.
The teaching of the Cappadocian Fathers on divinization passed into the tradition of all the Eastern Churches and is part of their common heritage.
This can be summarized in the thought already expressed by Saint Irenaeus at the end of the second century: God passed into man so that man might pass over to God.
This theology of divinization remains one of the achievements particularly dear to Eastern Christian thought.
On this path of divinization, those who have been made “most Christ-like” by grace and by commitment to the way of goodness go before us: the martyrs and the saints.
And the Virgin Mary occupies an altogether special place among them. From her the shoot of Jesse sprang (cf. Isaiah 11:1).
Her figure is not only the Mother who waits for us, but the Most Pure, who – the fulfillment of so many Old Testament prefigurations – is an icon of the Church, the symbol and anticipation of humanity transfigured by grace, the model and the unfailing hope for all those who direct their steps towards the heavenly Jerusalem..."

Friday, November 16, 2012

Israel: War, Bombs and God's Protection

Marney Blom reports on how God works miracles of protection for many people in Israel. This is a sign that Israel should put their faith in the God of Israel not America or its weapons and army. Our Lady and her Son in the "Locutions to the World" have been revealing that God is allowing Satan to strip Israel of all its human protections so that they might turn back with great faith to God and his Messiah. 

This will happen through the heavenly intercession of Hepzibah the One in Whom God Delights who is the Mother of the Messiah and the Woman Prophetess of these Latter Days of the lineage of Nathan Prince of Israel and brother of King Solomon. (see Sefer Zerubbabel and Luke 3). 

  Yekhi haMashiakh haMelekh vayekhi Imma Miriam.

Our Lady told the Esseff Visionary on September 15 2012:  " I do not have words to express what lies ahead. If I were to describe the turmoil and the destruction, the human mind could not conceive of it. It is beyond human telling or human understanding. No one is ready to handle the massacres of human life or the extent to which human life will be subjected to infernal sufferings.

The fires will lap up wood and water, burning the one and drying up the other. Jerusalem will be in tatters and Israel will be shaken. Everywhere, there will be sirens of emergencies. The world will look on in horror. The steps were not taken when all could have been prevented.
Is this scene inevitable? Or, can I send my son, the pope, to save Jerusalem before its total destruction, to save it even before a bomb is dropped, to shed his blood so that many others will not. This is the one whom I hold in my heart, my precious one, who has been with me from the beginning and whom I have never abandoned. He is the one whom I will raise up. He will stay closer to me than ever before, he and the others who are with him."

Even though the main messages from Heaven finished in July Heaven has caused Our Lady to speak again due to the worsening situation in the world. She gave a few more messages in September this year (2012) such as the one above and the one below.

because the great fires are being lit. They will burn a long time and will damage the remaining places of hope in the Middle East. The taunts and the jibes and the demonstrations are everywhere. However, the great violence that is waiting in the wings has not yet been unleashed.
"I must again ascend the pulpit to speak to the world because the great fires are being lit. They will burn a long time and will damage the remaining places of hope in the Middle East. The taunts and the jibes and the demonstrations are everywhere. However, the great violence that is waiting in the wings has not yet been unleashed.
All the diplomats will scurry around and send their statements to one another. The press will comment. The media will give its spin. However, it is too late. The fires of Satan have been building, and I have pinpointed the centers of his strongholds, Cairo, Syria and Iran. These fires are protected by the Muslim radicals and their armor cannot be pierced.
These fires are the next step, the next phase. We are not yet at the center of the fires that Satan has prepared."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Three 7's and the Great Tribulation: A Hebrew Catholic Speculation

The Hebrew letter Zayin which is also the number 7 with three tagin on top

Pope John Paul II proclaimed the year 2000 as a "fullness of time" and a Jubilee year.  Now let me speculate on one meaning of the triple 7's. The Jewish Shemitah year was from Sep 30 2000- Sep 17 2001. The first of the triple 7 years began in September 2001.

From 2001-2008 (Sep 2001-Sep 2008) was the period of the first seven years represented by the first tag on the number/letter Zayin (which is the number 7). This was a time of lesser tribulation of warning preceded by the destruction of the Twin Towers in September 11 2001- a warning to America and Europe. This period ended with a crash in the markets and the rise of Obama.

This was followed by the second period of seven years from 2009-2015 (Sep 2008-Sep 2015) which is a time of preparation for the Great Tribulation. This is represented by the second tag. This saw the rise of a resurgent Russia under Putin. Extreme Islamist terrorism will continue to grow and spread.

From 2016-2022 (Sep 2015-Sep 2022) may come the period of the Great Tribulation of our times culminating in the appearance of Christ as a Thief in the Night (the Intermediate Coming of Christ spiritually through Eucharistic manifestations) in this fifth era of Sardis. The coming of the Messiah as a thief in the night refers to his hidden invisible coming not his glorious final coming in the flesh at the end of the World. One doesn't see a thief in the Night. This is represented by the third tag.

2016 may see the rise of the Great Monarch who is represented by the rider on the White Horse.  He will be a new Arthur, Constantine, King St Louis and Charlemagne rolled into one. The letter Zayin is also seen as a crowned king or man and is also seen as a sword. The Great Monarch (called Henry by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich and others) is the Ephraimite Messiah who is Anointed for War in Jewish writings. The polo stick is also in the form of a zayin. He is traditionally identified with the messenger in Revelations 10. He is called a knight, warrior, prince and Duke in many prophecies. It is only later that he is crowned as Holy Emperor by the Pope. Blessed Bartholomew Holzhauser alludes to the fact that he will be the son of an assassinated English King. Certain old Irish prophecies state that he will have Red hair (Ruadh) and be a son of the King of Saxon (meaning the Anglo-Saxon or English Kings).

2017 may see the rise of the Russian Communist Leader which will lead Russia to attack Europe. This is represented by the rider on the Red Horse. Zayin also is associated with the penis and sexual intercourse. Europe and the West will be punished by red communism due to its advocacy of inordinate sexuality and the murder of the unborn.

2018 may see the rise of the Muslim Mahdi represented by the rider on the Black Horse during a time of Economic Collapse. He will prepare for the rider on the pale horse who may be the final antichrist figure of this era of Sardis who could rise to public power in 2019. His reign could end at the end of 2022 with the three days of darkness. After this will come the promised Philadelphian Era of Peace. Zayin can also represent 7000 which is the Sabbath Era of Peace. The Great Monarch will defeat the three other rulers with the support of the Pope.

Zayin is also associated with the concept of "returning light" (or chozer). This returning light is the manifestation of King Messiah and his Sabbath Queen which is associated with the light of the Divine Will as "the woman of valour is the crown of her husband". Rabbi Ginsburg writes: "..."Who is a good [literally, "kosher"] woman? She who does her husband’s will." Chassidut explains that the word "does" also means "rectifies," as said in the completion of the account of Creation (the seal of the seventh day, Shabbat): "that which God created to do"-- "to do" in the sense of "to rectify" (thus implying that God has given us the task to consummate the rectification of His Creation), as explained by the Sages. Thus the "kosher woman" is she who rectifies her husband’s will by elevating him to ever new awareness of previously superconscious realms of soul..."

These reflections occurred to me last night during my hours of Eucharistic Adoration. I also sensed that after nine days (after November 22) would begin a period of increasing tribulations for the next nine years until 2022. I hope I am wrong and seriously misguided.

Sounds like Our Lady is appearing as an Angelic Woman to our Protestant brothers and sisters to warn them of what is coming. see this.

Note: (August 31 2016) Today is the anniversary of Princess Diana's death and we have seen the rise to prominence of Prince Harry especially with the Invictus Games in the world's consciousness. However in Judaism there is also another prophetic cycle in which 2017 is a Jubilee year based on 50 years. In this cycle the prophetic Shemitah year as opposed to the agricultural Shemitah year would be from September 2015- October 2016. Thus the Jubilee year would start on the evening of October 2 2016 and go to September 20 2017. It is possible that the seven years of tribulation will start then and finish in October 2024 or it may be only the start of a new 21 year period in which the last 7 are the final tribulation years with the final Shemitah year September 2037-September 2038. This would fit with some old prophecies that alludes to the year 2038.There are other possibilities even though at this stage I still think the time scale 2016-2022 to be the correct one.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Come! Let us go for our people: The Future Pope

St Edith Stein

St Edith Stein said to her sister Rosa as the Nazi's arrived to take them to Auschwitz: "Come Rosa. Let us go for our people". She died offering her life to God for the Jewish People along with Rosa and 1000 other Catholic Jews in the gas chambers of Auschwitz on August 9 1942. One day soon a Catholic Pope will say to his surviving followers "Come, let us go for our Jewish people"

For many years I have believed and even written on this blog that a future Pope will return the Papacy to Jerusalem. Even in the writings of the servant of God Luisa Piccarreta she states that the Church of Rome will give  to Jerusalem the gift of the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Jesus tells Luisa in 1928: "...Now there will be an exchange: if Jerusalem gave to Rome the life of religion and therefore of Redemption, Rome will give to Jerusalem the Kingdom of the Divine Will. This is so true, that just as I chose a Virgin from the little town of Nazareth for the Redemption, so I have chosen another virgin [Luisa Piccarreta] in a little town [Corato]belonging to Rome, to whom the mission of the Kingdom of the Divine Fiat has been entrusted. And since this must be known in Rome just as my coming upon earth was known in Jerusalem, Rome will have the great honour of requiting Jerusalem for the great gift received from her, which is the Redemption, by making known to her the Kindgdom of my Will. Then will Jerusalem repent of her ingratitude, and will embrace the life of the religion which she gave to Rome; and, grateful, she will receive from Rome the life and the great gift of the Kingdom of my Divine Will. And not only Jerusalem, but all the other nations will receive the great gift of the Kingdom of My Fiat, the first criers of It, Its gospel - all full of peace, of happiness and of the restoration of the creation of man. And not only will my manifestations bring sanctity, joys, peace and happiness, but the whole of Creation, competing with them, will unleash from each created thing each of the happinesses it contains, and will pour them upon creatures...".

In the recent "Locutions to the World" promoted by Monsignor Esseff Heaven states that a Pope will arise after Pope Benedict XVI who will move the Papacy to Jerusalem and this Pope will himself die for the Jewish people and the Israeli State. It would also seem that this is the Pope who will finally consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by name. Our Lady herself is protecting and hiding the identity of this future Pope.

Older Catholic prophecies say that this Pope would be of Frankish or French background and others say that he will be Jewish. This also could be a prophetic way of saying this Pope will be a Catholic Jew or Frankist. He will be elected in exile by the underground Catholic Church so it could be that Pope Benedict (or the next Pope) is the Pope that will flee Rome and die a cruel death in exile. An evil anti-Pope will be invalidly elected after the true Pope flees Rome. For about two years there will be no true Pope elected before one is elected in the underground Church. This may be the Pope that marches to Jerusalem and gives his life for the Jewish People. 

Andrew Sholl the co-founder of the Association of Hebrew Catholics

About 20 years ago I had a powerful dream in which I saw myself in the future dressed in a black Cassock and I was coming to report to the Pope in a huge underground Cavern in Russia where the Pope was staying. Here he was living with some Catholics and the Russian Orthodox who seemed to be the Pope's greatest supporters. The Catholics and the Russian Orthodox were saying Mass together in unity. In the dream it seemed that I was already well known to this Pope and he greeted me with a hug and I reported what was happening in that part of the world from which I had come. The Pope was not John Paul II and he did not look like Pope Benedict either. He was thin and had black hair sprinkled with grey and he wore glasses. He had a Jewish look that seemed a cross between the late Cardinal Lustiger and my old friend Andrew Sholl the co-founder of the Association of Hebrew Catholics.

Cardinal Lustiger of Paris

Jesus told the Esseff visionary : "...The Pope will enter Jerusalem like I entered it. The city will already have suffered much and Israel will begin to despair, wondering what can be done. Then this figure clothed in white will come, sent by the Father just as He sent me. He will come to save Israel, just as I came. He, too will die in Jerusalem but his death will have a profound effect upon the whole world. For the whole world will weep at his death and his death will bless Israel. Why do I reveal these things now? Why do I bring you to the center of the mystery so quickly? Because the time is short. The events are near. They are not far away." (Message 2 Seeing the Future of Israel).

And Mary said: "...Now I will come to the central point so there will be no mistake. The Cardinals will meet to elect a pope but an extraordinary intervention of God will occur that will alert the whole world to the special nature of this office. They will seek to discern this intervention, to grasp what is the will of God, but everything will not be clear at first. Some, however, will speak in divine wisdom and the search will begin to find the one whom God wants to raise up. He will not come forward at first, even though he knows that he is chosen by God. He will wait until the discussion is concluded and the Cardinals are settled. Then new manifestations will occur which will signal clearly the one whom the heavenly Father wants as his Pope. This will be a complete surprise to the world and to the Church but not to the one upon whom the mantle falls. This is my chosen son, the one whom I have picked. I want all of this to happen in a startling manner so the world and the Church know that this one was chosen by heaven, by God and not by men. He will be prepared because I will have prepared him. He will be the pope of Fatima and bring to fruition all of the gifts of Fatima, just in time to prepare the Church and the world for the Satanic onslaught..." (Message 212 A Future Papal Election)

Jesus said: "When all is put in place and all the events are about to occur, I will raise up a son to be the pope. He will be well instructed in my ways and he will not fail me. I will have instructed him for years and then, through the most extraordinary of events, I will lift him to where no one thought he would ever attain.
He will be a man of faith and will walk only in my ways and in my light. All will be clear to him because I will have revealed everything ahead of time. There will be no doubt and no hesitancy.
The Two Goals of a Short Papacy
Because of the confusion of the world, he will set aside many of the usual tasks, and will focus on the tasks that I had revealed to him ahead of time – the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart and the moving of the papacy from Rome to Jerusalem. These are the two important goals of his short papacy.
My Church will be positioned again, just as I positioned the Church when I placed Peter and Paul in Rome and led them to their martyrdom. This planted my Church in Rome, where it has been for all these centuries. Now it is time to root it again in the soil of Israel and in the Middle East. It is in Jerusalem that all will find peace. No longer will my death and resurrection be set aside. All will see that Jerusalem is the holy city. Because of that holiness, peace will come to the world.
All will tell the story, the fathers to their children. They will tell the story of what I accomplished in Jerusalem and why Jerusalem is the center of the world. Yes, I say, the center of the world. Other cities will exist and have their own importance but it is to Jerusalem that they will look for their wisdom. Presidents and kings, men and women with political power, will submit to the wisdom of Jerusalem and all the nations will walk again by my light. See all the events in this light. It will not be accomplished in one step or two steps.
How can I shake the present order? How much that now exists must be set aside? I will use many to accomplish my plan, even the strategies and the powers of the Evil One will unwittingly bring it about. Step by step. All will proceed until all the nations see what I have done to exalt the mountain of Zion. (Message 79 The Consecration of Russia and the Jerusalem Papacy)

St Peter's Gallicantu on Mt Zion in Jerusalem

Jesus also said in Message 15 Rome and Jerusalem: "Great vision is needed because the devil believes that he is finally able to destroy the Church. He has almost all of his people in place to attack the Church of Rome. However, the heart of my church is not in Rome, but in Jerusalem. The church was transplanted to Rome because Jerusalem would not survive. So, the move of Peter and Paul to Rome was my will.

Rome is not Jerusalem. All the churches see the uniqueness of Jerusalem. After the Pope is killed, there will be a question. Will the papacy stay in Jerusalem or return to Rome? The deceased pope will have instructed his followers clearly. Some people will remember the splendor of Rome and will want to return. They will return but those who are faithful will elect a new pope and the world will know that the soul of the church is in Jerusalem. This small seed will grow strong in Jerusalem and the gift will take root."

Our Lady gives us her own pastoral plan for the new evangelisation: "I would gather my people, but all are scattered. They are consumed with other tasks. “What I am doing for the Church is important”, they say. “I am carrying out an important work of evangelization”. They go off in their own directions. They are scattered children, each carrying their little light that is quickly swallowed up in the darkness.

I must call my children together. I must say to them “Put away the lights of your own minds and your own wills. Take my light. It seems small now but if you but hold it in your heart and lift it high for all to see, this little light will grow. This light contains within it unique powers”. I will explain these images.
The Problem
The Catholic Church has many, many good people who are sincerely interested in its welfare. However, they are scattered. They are not drawn together. They preach and work very hard but the results are meager and they grow disheartened. They turn to others for advice. They go to workshops to learn what the experts are saying. One year they try one thing and the next year they try something else. Their efforts are sincere but the good effects flow away like rain water down a sewer. Why does this happen? Because they turn to their experts instead of turning to me. They work according to the ideas of man instead of by the light which their heavenly Mother has provided. That is what I mean when I say “They are scattered and concerned with other tasks”.
The Answer
My plan is to gather them and to give them my light. Many have set me aside. They have relegated me to “Marian devotions”. They have never learned the central truth of Fatima. At this moment in the world’s history the heavenly Father has decided to exalt my Immaculate Heart. This century will see the triumph of my Immaculate Heart. That is the Father’s pastoral plan and it contains all wisdom and all power. Yet, many sincere workers in the Church set aside this plan. They substitute their own. This is why the Pope must call a year of Fatima. All the Church evangelists, preachers, pastors, catechists and people must get on the same page. They must get on my page because their page is useless." (message 207 Mary's Pastoral Plan)

The Pope's Way (Derekh ha-Apifyor) on Mt Zion

"...So, I will stand at the side of another son, a human son, whom I will lift up to the papacy.  No one will doubt who it is.  I will not let him stay in the shadows (even though at present he is covered with the greatest of shadows and is hidden in my heart).  I will bring him forth for all to see.  He will acknowledge completely that I alone have lifted him up to the papacy.  I will put my seal upon him.  He will act only in my name.  He will have a Marian papacy, rooted totally in my promises, especially in the words that I spoke at Fatima.  With this pope, the Age of Mary will come to its total height and will forever be upon the lampstand until the end of time.
Hidden But Promised
When this is accomplished, all the light and power which I have placed in the hearts of many come to fulfillment.  When I fulfill this promise, those who have pushed aside my devotions will see their foolishness.  I say to all, “Pray for this pope son of mine.  He is hidden deeply in my heart because I want nothing to harm him.  Pray that all the startling events take place so that he is raised aloft.  In him the nations will rejoice”." (Message 258 A Marian Papacy)

Monsignor John Esseff with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Both these locutions and the locutions to Father Gobbi state that Our Lady's request to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart by name has not been done. It is time that those in the Church stop pushing the agenda set by Cardinals Sodano and Bertone to sideline Fatima and the consecration to Russia. They will find when they go against those in the Marian movement who say that the consecration has not been done or that the full message of Fatima has not been revealed (the Fourth Secret) that they are actually resisting God and quenching the Holy Spirit. The Pope himself in 2010 said that the message of Fatima was not complete and those that thought it is was were mistaken.

Our Lady to the Esseff visionary states: "I wait for the Consecration of Russia to be done by the Holy Father. He must move quickly before it is too late. The world events must convince him that no other force exists that can turn back the satanic destruction of the world and of the Church that is taking place. Mankind will be helpless and the Church will be helpless. (There will be scandal after scandal.)
Everything is going in reverse. Power is slipping away, both from world leaders and Church leaders. The bonds of stability that held the world together are loosening. The world does not know what to do but the Church knows and the Pope knows. The Pope must cut away those who tell him to stay away from Fatima. They are the voices of Satan and need to be silenced.
The Pope’s Task
The Pope must draw near to Fatima. He must study Fatima. He must encircle himself with advisers who both know and love Fatima. He must preach on Fatima. He must instruct the whole Church. He must tell the bishops that they are to fully embrace the message and teaching of Fatima. The Church of 2012 must become a Church of Fatima. Only in this way, will the Church begin to take the right road. Do not be afraid of those who will raise their voices against this.
I will bring the people back to the sacraments. This will quickly prepare for the Consecration of Russia. Fervor will return. Hearts will see the great mistakes they have made. There will be a gigantic “turning back”. However, the effort must be “all-out”. A letter will not suffice. A homily, here or there, won’t even be noticed. Even to speak of me in a general way, will gain no attention.
Lucy on the Lampstand
So, I speak to my son, my beloved Pope. Place the light of Fatima in your own heart. Let that light grow. Let that light diminish all the other lights, even the brilliant light of your human plans. The world, at this point, does not need your theological teachings, (as brilliant as they are). They need my simple teachings that I gave to the three children, especially to Lucy. She is a light placed under a bushel basket and it is time for you to put her on the lampstand." (Message 204 The Pope must proclaim a year of Fatima)

Our Lady is ready to go as she says in message 349 The Promises of the Woman: "...This is not the time for part-time disciples, or for timid believers. I will be with them totally but they must be with me totally. There are no vacations. This is an all out war and it has already begun but my Church has not sounded the trumpet or called to arms.

I am ready to lead. When is the Church ready to follow? I will set out shortly even if my army is small. If my Pope does not blow the trumpet, I will blow it for him."

St Joan of Arc pray for us

St Bernadette pray for us

"...Mankind, this is where you are. How foolish you are to think that Satan can possess nuclear arms and never use them. They will be used. How far and how great the destruction depends on your turning to me, on how many listen to my words and come into my Immaculate Heart. Let the Church proclaim these words. The Church can reveal the full secret of Fatima. I have already spoken. The Church need only say, “This is what the Virgin of Fatima has said”.
Why are my words held back? Whose so-called prudence is covering over my Wisdom? If I have spoken these words (and were they not given to the most faithful of my messengers – the three children of Fatima), then why are they not published? If they are not published, I will remove those who are covering them over and replace them with my true servants who will release the full light of Fatima." (message 204 Publishing the Full Fatima Secret)

Our lady says to Pope: "... What can I say to you? How much must I warn you? Go to Fatima! Take all the believers with you. Go to Fatima as quickly as possible! All that you need lies in my Immaculate Heart at Fatima. Do not listen to those in high places who caution prudence or who tell you to wait. Holy Father, lead my Church to Fatima. Why are you waiting? What is the delay? If I had not spoken, if I had not appeared, if I had not placed the treasures there, then I could excuse you. Things would not be so clear. Clear away your desk. Set aside the other issues. Proclaim a year of Fatima. Be very specific. Get people to read my messages. Get them to understand the great blessings that remain unopened. People need concrete advice on how to walk. This is a clear path. Before the destruction begins, I want my whole Church to go to Fatima. I will be there.

Let no one ask in the middle of all that will happen, “Where is Mary?” I have told you where I am. Those who go there, in body or in spirit, will be kept safe." (Message 203 The Pope must lead the church to Fatima)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The New Clericalism and Spirit Daily

Today "Spirit Daily" has an excellent article on the Church and where it is going. More and more Catholics who are Orthodox but spiritual, devotional and free in the Spirit rather than the new pseudo-orthodox who are clerical, political, legalistic and rigid control freaks, are saying the same things. 

Many of us are glad that all the structures of the Church are failing as they have become an obstacle to freedom in the Spirit and the mission of the Church to save souls. The Vatican is madly putting in so-called "orthodox" Bishops who are merely administrators and bureaucrats mouthing orthodox platitudes but not loving fathers and shepherds of the flock-they are harsh CEO's and Lords of their domains. They treat their priests as employees. They quench with officious little letters any new movements of the Spirit. They sit like weasels and moles in their offices seeking to control and dishearten those who are trying to be led by the Holy Spirit and Our Lady with these poisoned missives abusing their spiritual authority. They wring their hands in fear that their tax exempt status may be taken from them. They crush anyone that is not a yes man or team player. They loathe the individuals, eccentrics and fools for Christ. They stone the prophets who say Woe to your false structures. They rule by intimidation and a demand of  false obedience. 

Spirit Daily speaks as a prophet of our times: 

"...With all respect, it is urgent that our Church turn away from the snare of parochialism -- a focus that tends to confinement in a small world that blinds us and makes internal matters seem more important than they are (see the "butler" controversy) and that prevents a view of the entire spiritual landscape. Meanwhile, the temptation to be hip and cosmopolitan, along with the snare that causes us to speak in obscure sentences (laden with arcane polysyllabic words that bring our Church into a convoluted world of reflecting more on itself and its instruments -- its legalism, its canon laws, its decrees, its treatises, its motu proprios -- than on Heaven) do not tend toward evangelism. When that happens, the pews empty and the rectory becomes just one more office building. Let us pay attention to those who are most devout more than those who are the wealthiest.

The biggest problem is lack of prayer. Our priests do not have the time, training, or energy to pray enough. Had there been enough prayer, and screening at seminaries, there would not have been such an abuse crisis. When we compromise with worldliness, we emphasize political forays and dinners and awards and bingo and casino trips and press pronouncements and church councils and media appearances (and media watching) more than Adoration..."

Other pearlers are:
"...In our own time is the challenge of intellectualism -- idolatry of the human mind, a different form of worldliness but one that likewise thins the flock and confuses the faithful.

As we have noted before, too many of our diocesan offices present a sterile businesslike environment that not only doesn't encourage devotional spirituality and gifts of the spirit but often discourages them. We plead against it. In the hierarchy, there has been more focus on a tiny group of "Lefebvrites" than on healing...."


"...An important matter to address is how seminarians are formed. Currently, it is an extremely long process, one that in most cases takes eight (too) long years, can be extremely costly, and includes courses that at times seem to have little relationship with devotional Catholicism (particularly onerous: studies in philosophy, getting back to worldliness). In some dioceses a young man has to be close to a martyr in order to survive the process, for not only does he have to pass scrutiny of liberal screeners who often reject young men if they are openly opposed to things like homosexuality but also survive an avalanche of course work that too often is far more cerebral than spiritual. This must change..."

 A good sign of who these people are is that they are always on about money for buildings and structures to prop up rather than building up the flock spiritually. They are also merciless towards their priests and people who cross them. They do nothing about establishing Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in their parishes and persecute in open and often hidden ways those priests or laity who do promote Perpetual Adoration in accord with the desire of the Pope.

Well done to Michael Brown and Spirit Daily for proclaiming publicly what many devout Catholics are saying privately.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Haredi Jews in Israel

I just watched this really interesting documentary on the Haredi Jews in Israel. It is titled "Haredi: The Ultra Orthodox Society in Israel". One of the women in it was a daughter of Rav Ovadia Yosef who was responsible for starting a college to give Haredi University level education. It also brings out the problem of Haredi men who don't work or have a trade except for studying Torah. This has created real problems for Haredi and Jewish society. I noticed the last time when I was living in Israel in 2008 that many Haredi had taken up handy man jobs etc on the advice of their Rabbi which seems a good step in the right direction.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Apostles of Perpetual Adoration

Father Douglas William Harris: Founder and Moderator of the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration

The Apostles of Perpetual Adoration is an Association of Christ's Faithful that was founded by the Archbishop of Perth and Father Douglas Harris in 2006. I am involved with this apostolate. They have a blog for more information which is linked at the bottom of this post.

The Apostles of Perpetual Adoration believe that the new evangelisation must be Eucharistic Evangelisation. The Hebrew word for good news is biser (bet,shin, resh) and the word for flesh is basar (bet,shin, resh) (used for the sacrifical lambs and for the Eucharistic flesh of John 6). Thus even in the beginning of the Church evangelisation was linked to the Eucharistic mystery. According to St Peter Julian Eymard Our Lady was the first one with her ladies to practice Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. This practice was one of the most mysterious secrets practiced by the early Jewish Catholics- Adoration of the Divine Presence.

Brother Gilbert of the Divine Presence in the APA habit

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Garabandal Miracle 13 April 2017 ( Passover 5777): A Hebrew Catholic Speculation

Over the years many have speculated when the Warning and the Miracle promised at Garabandal by Our Lady would occur. Today I have been talking with a priest who has known Conchita since 1970 and he is convinced that the Miracle will be on a Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday). After intense discussion of all the different dates and information united to the Jewish roots we came to the same conclusion that the Miracle would most likely occur on Holy Thursday evening in Spain on  13 April 2017 (which is the eve of 18 Nisan 5777) and that the Warning may occur on Tuesday 18 October 2016. Of course this is only our own personal speculation and we may be totally wrong.

The two dates also both occur in the same Jewish year of 5777. 777 represents the Seal of God and the 5 represents the Hand of God which is the Hand of Miriam (Mary). The Muslims call this hand - the Hand of Fatima.  Thus the 18 October 2016 (16 Tishrei 5777)Warning would occur during the Jewish feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) in 5777 (2016) and the Miracle during the Jewish feast of Passover in 5777 (2017).  

The hundred years since the apparitions of Fatima began will occur on  Saturday 13 May 2017 on which the eve of the Jewish feast of Lag B'omer (Light of the 33rd Day of the counting of Omer) will occur. The one hundred years since the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima will occur on 13 October 2017 (5778) which is Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Torah) of 5778 which concludes the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Gematria of the word Chai (Life) in Hebrew is 18 and I believe that Jesus the Messiah was resurrected on Nisan 18. Chet=8 and yod =10. 13 represents the 13 aspects of Divine Mercy and is associated with the Book (Meggilah) Esther and Queen Esther (a type of Our Lady) who Jewish tradition calls a Redemptress. In 2017 (5777) the 13 March is on the Feast of Purim. Also that year 2017 (5777) the first day of Jewish Pentecost  (Shavuot) is on 31 May a day connected to the apparitions of Our Lady of all Nations. The 9th of Av 5777 is on 1 August 2017 and the 9th of Av 5776 is on 13 August 2016, these may be possible dates for the outbreak of a great war possibly with Russia. 

The feast day of Our Lady Help of Christians who is the Patroness of Australia and the Conqueror of Islam is on 24th of  May. In 2017 (5777) this feast day is on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) celebrating 50 years since Jerusalem became the capital of the New Israeli State. 

I also believe that Russia may be Consecrated to Mary's Immaculate Heart on 13 June 2016 during the Jewish Feast of Pentecost (Shavout). In 2016 the 13 June would be almost half-way between the Catholic Western Pentecost (15 May) and the Eastern Orthodox Pentecost (June 19). 

In 5766 (2005-6) during Hanukah Rav Kaduri (Israel's leading mystic believed by some to have been 113 years old) revealed that the Messiah had appeared to him and that he would leave his name to be revealed a year after his death. When the letter was opened in 2007 it had a Hebrew sentence in which the first letters of each word spelt out the name Yehoshua. Also throughout his mystical writings was found the sign of the Cross which Rav Kaduri told his son was the sign of the Angel who guided him.

Rav Kaduri also spoke of a manifestation or revelation of the Messiah after the death of Ariel Sharon (who is still in a Coma). It is said that Rav Kaduri whispered to some before he died the date of Av 5772 in regards to the Messiah which many believed meant that there would be some kind of public manifestation of the Messiah. However I believe he meant that after Av 5772 and after the death of Ariel Sharon there will be some kind of apparition or spiritual manifestation of the Messiah to many Jewish people in Israel. Rav Kaduri seemed to be saying that these Manifestations of the Messiah will be more readily accepted by the secular Israelis and that the more religious Jews will have great difficulty in accepting them at first. Besides the spiritual manifestation of the Heavenly Messiah Yehoshua to the Jewish people an earthly Davidic Messiah or Anointed King (Mashiach Ephraim) will also arise to leadership in the world guided by the heavenly Messiah. Rav Kaduri seems to confuse the two or at least those who report his words have confused what he said.

We already see the suffering of the Messiah in the poor people of Syria. Both Jewish and Christian websites are quoting Isaiah 17 in regards to the present situation in Syria. One might also refer to Zechariah 9 and Jeremiah 49. 

Waiting for the Miracle by Leonard Cohen


Garabandal, 2017, Rav Kaduri and Pope Francis: The coming Tsunami

The Three 7's and the Great Tribulation: A Hebrew Catholic Speculation

Medjugorje, Garabandal and 18 March 2017: A Hebrew Catholic Opinion

Note 1: I was baptised in the Anglican Church on 24 May 1970 which was Lag B'omer (18 Iyyar 5730) when I was almost 7 years old.  This was a year of 13 months.  I was born on  Thursday 13 June 1963 (21 Sivan 5723). I became a Catholic on Monday 18 May 1987 the day after Lag B'omer in 5747. I also became a consecrated brother in a year of 13 months on Rosh Hodesh Adar I in 5771 ( Shabbat evening of 4 Feb 2011 Feast Day of St Gilbert). The Torah portion for that day was Parashat Terumah (Exodus 25) and the Haftarah was Isaiah 66:1-24.

Note 2: 8:30 in the Evening in Spain (Thursday 13 April) would be 2:30 AM in Perth (Friday 14 April) and 4:30 AM (14 April) in Sydney. Of course they would both occur on the same Jewish Day 18 Nisan 5777. However in New York it would be 2:30 on the Thursday afternoon (17 Nisan) and in Los Angeles it would be 11:30 in the morning (Nisan 17).

Note 3: Prince Harry of Wales was born on 18 Elul in 5744 (15 September 1984) which is known as Chai Elul and is a day of special light in Hasidism. This month of Elul is associated with "The King is in the Field". 

Note 4: In 2017 both the Western and Eastern Easters occur together on April 16 during the Jewish Passover week. Passover in 2017 is from Monday 10 April till Tuesday 18 April.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Special Sabbath within Passover: A Hebrew Catholic Insight

There are many opinions about which day Jesus celebrated his Last Supper. I personally believe it was on the second night of Passover (16th Nisan) and it was a Passover Havurah Meal.  I have previously written about it on this blog in an article titled 'Is the 16th of Nisan the Day of the Crucifixion'.  Much discussion is made by theologians and scholars about the differences between the Synoptics and John. This confusion is due to people not understanding that the Sabbath within Passover was an especially holy day. Recently I wrote on the Hebrew Catholic Discussion Board about this Sabbath Within Passover (Shabbat Chol Moed Pesach).

"...At the time of Jesus people came for a whole week of festivities (unlike today) and each day would have had special events and traditions associated with them and the great Sabbath within Passover would be especially holy. Once the Jews were in the Diaspora and couldn't have a whole week off for celebrations the feast was truncated into events on the first two days, the Passover within Shabbat and the last two days.  Of course the Sabbath could overlap with the first two days and the last two days. I also think people forget that there was a lamb sacrificed every day at 3 in the Temple (as well as 9 in the morning). There would also be Passover lamb sacrifices every day of Passover as well as the sacrifice of the Passover Seder lambs (Pesach Korban) on the 14 Nisan from about 1.30-5. The daily sacrifices were called the Korban Tamid which can be translated as Perpetual Sacrifice which I think fits very nicely with the Sacrifice of the Mass and Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. With the Korban Tamid lambs was also offered bread cakes made of flour and oil and also a wine libation was offered..."

John 19 states that Jesus was crucified on Preparation Day of the Passover. Preparation Day is always on the Friday before the Sabbath. The day before Passover (Pesach) is not Preparation Day. A better translation would be the Preparation Day for the Sabbath within Passover. On this special Sabbath the Song of Songs is chanted with a special cantillation just for this day. It is a High Mystical Day in which one focuses on the mysteries of forgiveness and communion with God through a meditated reading of Parashat Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11-34:35) and later with the Divine Nuptial Mysteries of the Song of Songs and the mysteries of the Resurrection in the Haftarah reading (Ezekiel 37).

I was pleased to see my point demonstrated by Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer in his article titled "Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach." He writes:

"....The morning Torah reading of Shabbos Chol Ha-moed (Sabbath of the Intermediary Days of Passover) consists of selected portions from Parshas Ki Sisa (Parashat Ki Tisa or Portion beginning "when you take" in Exodus 30). The conclusion of the kriah summarily addresses the Shalosh Regalim (Three Pilgrimage Feasts), and this would seem to be the relevance of the reading to the day. However, the first six aliyos (aliyot or readings) have nothing to do with Yom Tov (High Holy Day); rather, they deal with Moshe's (Moses') supplication to Hashem (God) to forgive the Jews for the Chet Ha-egel (sin of the Golden Calf) and the grand rapprochement between God and His people. Is there thus any other connection between the Torah reading and the Moed (Intermediate Days)?

Shabbos Chol Ha-moed (as well as Shabbos which coincides with Yom Tov) is unique, for the character of the day is not just that of Shabbos
(Sabbath) as its own day alongside that of Moed (Intermediary Days), in which the two days and their respective themes exist on their own. On the contrary, when Shabbos and Moed are joined, they fuse to create a new, unparalleled kedushah (holiness or sanctity) and status. Please allow me to explain.

Shabbos is symbolized by its coming to the Jews. We go out to greet the Shabbos Queen, who is already on her way to us, and we welcome malachim to our homes on Friday night. Yom Tov is quite the opposite, for it requires that we ascend to Yerushalayim and enter the realm of the Shechinah. Rather than God sending his kedusha our way, we must go up to it and greet Hashem at His place.

Thus, when Shabbos and Yom Tov coincide, we rise and approach God (in the kedusha
(holiness) of Yom Tov), and He also comes to us (Shabbos). The closeness between Hashem and the Jew which is precipitated is qualitatively different than that which is created by the separate kedushos (holinesses) of Shabbos or Yom Tov on their own. It is, rather, a new closeness, and this closeness is mirrored precisely by the grand rapprochement between God and the Jews in Parshas Ki Sisa, when Hashem agrees to forgive His people and share with them a relationship heretofore unheard of.

It is based on the above that we reserve the public reading of Shir Ha-Shirim
(Song of Songs) for Shabbos-Pesach (Sabbath within Passover) and Koheles (Kohelet or Ecclesiastes) for Shabbos-Sukkos/Shmini Atzeres (Sabbath within the Feast of Tabernacles), for these megillos (texts or books) reflect on our relationship with Hashem and provide deep insight into His avodah (divine service or work) as depicted by each Yom Tov. Thus, it is specifically on these Shabbos/Yom Tov days of special closeness between Hashem and Bnei Yisroel (children of Israel) that we are able to have a greater understanding of our relationship with Hashem and immerse ourselves in the deeper avodah message of the Yom Tov...".

Shabbat Col Ha Moed Pesach (the Sabbath of the Intermediate Days) means the 5 days (or 4 days in the Diaspora) between the two Yom Tov's (literally good day but meaning high holy day) of the first and the last days of Passover. Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer states that whether the Sabbath occurs on one of the High Holidays or on the intermediate days of Passover it is a special day of Sanctity (kedusha). Thus it is no wonder that the Pharisees wanted to avoid ritually becoming impure and wanted to have time to prepare for this Sabbath of Devekut (Cleaving/Nearness/ Closeness to the Divine). On this Sabbath within Passover the Haftarah reading is Ezekiel 37 speaking of the resurrection of the dry bones of Israel. So while the body of Jesus was still in the tomb and about to rise from the dead, his Jewish people are reflecting on the resurrection of Israel in the haftarah reading.

That Jesus' Last Supper or Pesach Havurah (Fellowship/Communion) Meal with his friends (Haverim) comes between the two days of the strict Passover Seder and this Sabbath of  Special Holiness is very appropriate and fitting. It is fascinating that the Holy Spirit guided the Prophet Isaiah in 53:5 to write "with his wound (u-ba-haburah-to) we are healed". The hebrew haburah is in the singular so it should be translated wound or stripe not wounds or stripes. That wound is the one that pierced his Sacred Heart and out flowed his Divine Mercy and Healing in the form of blood and water. The word Havurah for a fellowship group or gathering of friends (haverim) is written the same as haburah for wound in the Hebrew. Jesus' Passover Havurah was the first Sacrifice of the Mass which was mystically united to the sacrifice of his wounded Heart (haburah) on Golgotha. Thus each Mass is a Havurah at which we receive the merits and graces of his Haburah (wound) for our healing and sanctification. Each Eucharistic Holy Hour furthers this communion or fellowship (havurah) allowing his wound (haburah) to remain open flowing forth with Divine Mercy.

The synoptic gospels tell us that on the First day of the Unleavened (bread/matzot) Jesus disciples were preparing for a special Passover celebration (Pascha) .The First day of Unleavened Bread is the 15th of Nisan so it is obvious to me at least that the disciples of Jesus on the afternoon of the 15th of Nisan were about to prepare for a special Passover Havurah meal. The strict Passover Seder of the first night would be prepared by Jesus relatives not his disciples. Many quote Mark 14:12 to conclude that somehow the First Day of Unleavened was on the 14th of Nisan when the Korban Pesach lambs were being sacrificed in the Temple for the first night. However the Greek text of Mark doesn't mention lambs but just one singular Pascha (Passover Lamb). They also assumed that the "they sacrificed" refers to the priests in the Temple when the text mentions nothing about the priests. The only "theys' are Jesus and his disciples. Blessed Anne Emmerich may help us here. In her mystic visions she relates that the lamb used at the Last Supper was not one of the ritual lambs from the Temple but one that Jesus had sacrificed as they did in the first Passover of the Exodus. 

Jesus is about to begin his new Exodus (see the Greek of  Luke 9:31) with its New Passover which doesn't change or alter the traditional Passover but makes it now even more relevant in order to understand its fulfilment in the Eucharist. Thus the "they sacrificed" refers to Jesus and the disciples who are preparing a special Passover Havurah meal which would include a less strict Passover Seder, followed by a washing of feet ritual and then the Eucharistic Liturgy using the Messianic cup of Blessing (later known as the Cup of Elijah that is poured at the time of the third cup) and the Afikomen. One element all these more free Havurot [celebrated on the intermediary days with friends (Haverim)] have in common is they retain the eating of matzah and the drinking of the 4 cups until this day. Jesus and the disciples may have sacrificed this lamb for the Last Supper at three o'clock at the same time that the daily or perpetual lamb sacrifice was occurring in the Temple or they may have waited time after sunset. As the priests of Aaron sacrificed the lambs for the traditional Jewish Passover so Jesus and his disciples who are the priests of the New Covenant sacrifice the lamb used for this New Passover celebrated with his friends(Haverim). This second night became so holy to the early Jewish Christians that when they rejoined Judaism in the 4th century in Babylonia they brought the extra sanctity of this day with them into Judaism.

The word Pascha (Passover in Greek) seems to mean the Passover Day and Week, the Passover lamb, the Passover Seder and the other Passover Meals. This makes sense to me as my Russian Orthodox step-grandmother referred to Easter as Pascha and she also called a special delicious manna-like food that she prepared from a secret family recipe as Pascha as it was made and eaten only in the Easter (or Pascha) season. So my  Russian grandmother ate Pascha (the delicious treat) on Pascha (Easter Sunday) and also during Pascha (the Easter Season).  Also in some countries an Easter bread is also called Pascha. We also know that the Passover Lamb and the Afikomen (Passover Matzah bread) represented the incorrupt manna kept in a golden vessel in the Ark of the Covenant.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's Account.

"...Jesus and His followers ate the Paschal lamb in the Coenaculum in three separate groups...In one of the side buildings near the entrance into the court of the Coenaculum, the holy women took their meal. Three lambs had been immolated and sprinkled for them in the Temple..." [This was the first Night and now we move on to the Second Night of the Last Supper Havurah with his 12 Apostles] "...But the fourth was slaughtered and sprinkled in the Coenaculum, and it was this that Jesus ate with The Twelve.... The slaughter of the lamb for Jesus and the Apostles presented a scene most touching. It took place in the anteroom of the Coenaculum, Simeon's son, the Levite, assisting at it. The Apostles and disciples were present chanting the 118th Psalm. Jesus spoke of a new period then beginning, and said that the sacrifice of Moses and the signification of the Paschal lamb were about to be fulfilled, that on this account the lamb was to be immolated as formerly in Egypt, and that now in reality were they to go forth from the house of bondage.

All the necessary vessels and instruments were now prepared. Then a beautiful little lamb was brought in, around its neck a garland which was taken off and sent to the Blessed Virgin, who was at some distance with the other women. The lamb was then bound, its back to a little board, with a cord passed around the body. It reminded me of Jesus bound to the pillar. Simeon's son held the lambs head up, and Jesus stuck it in the neck with a knife, which He then handed to Simeon's son that he might complete the slaughter. Jesus appeared timid in wounding the lamb, as if it cost Him pain. His movement was quick, His manner grave. The blood was caught in a basin, and the attendants brought a branch of hyssop, which Jesus dipped into it. Then stepping to the door of the hall, He signed the two posts and the lock with the blood, and stuck the bloody branch above the lintel. He then uttered some solemn words, saying among other things: "The destroying angel shall pass by here. Without fear or anxiety, ye shall adore in this place when I, the true Paschal Lamb, shall have been immolated. A new era, a new sacrifice are now about to begin, and they shall last till the end of the world."

They then proceeded to the Paschal hearth at the end of the hall where formerly the Ark of the Covenant reposed. There they found a fire already lighted. Jesus sprinkled the hearth with blood, and consecrated it as an altar. The rest of the blood, along with the fat, was thrown into the fire under the altar, after which, followed by the Apostles, Jesus walked around the Coenaculum singing Psalms, and consecrated it as a new Temple. During this ceremony, the doors were closed.
Meanwhile Simeon's son had prepared the lamb. It was fixed upon a spit, the forelegs fastened to a crosspiece, and the hind ones to the spit. Ah! It looked so much like Jesus on the Cross! .." ( One can read Anne Catherine Emmerich with profit but must keep in mind that Clemens Brentano who transcribed these messages was a famous poet himself and may have reworked the material to reflect some of his own ideas and perspectives. )