If You Rescue Just One…

Rescue near the Isle of Lesbos. At least 11 died and 242 were rescued.

Rescue near the Isle of Lesbos. At least 11 died and 242 were rescued.

A friend from Ireland has found himself helping a Belfast man, Joby Fox, to rescue Middle Eastern refugees in capsizing boats off the storm-tossed coast of Greece. I am told these are largely families being rescued. My friend identifies himself only as “Quis ut Deus” on the Irish-based Mother of God Forum. Quis ut Deus means, “Who is like unto God” and is recorded as a victory cry of the Archangel, St. Michael, after battle with Lucifer and his minions. Here is his request with a link to the volunteer effort:

“I am going to start this post with a quote from St Francis.

‘Let us begin, brothers, to serve the Lord God, for up to now we have done little or nothing,

For me the above quote screams to my heart,

Photoshop of Jesus with the little refugee boy who washed up on shore in Greece. It was done by

Photoshop of Jesus with the little refugee boy who washed up on shore in Greece. It was done by “Quis ut Deus.”

I have recently been working with the refugee crisis team for Down and Connor (an Irish Catholic Diocese – CJ) and although it has been a little constructive it does not address the urgency that is unfolding before us. When I was young I loved being told the story of the little girl throwing star fish back into the sea, when she was told that it was pointless because there were to many her reply was simple, IF I CAN SAVE JUST ONE.

How ironic that in this present time I have become that little girl but more important each one of us can also be her..

My recent quest sees me working closely with a fellow Belfast man, Joby Fox. His story is below, I come here to ask all to do their utmost in helping Joby in whatever way they can Pray, Donate, Volunteer or share Joby’s facebook page with as many people as you can.

as the opening quote say’s LET US BEGIN…

Joby’s story http://www.refugeerescue.co.uk/contact/

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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154 Responses to If You Rescue Just One…

  1. Pat says:

    Charlie, as beautiful as this mission is, did you read the profanity in the first line of the paragraph written by Joby? The paragraph under the video clip? Maybe it isn’t exactly what you should be sending your readers to go check out.I don’t understand why even the kindest, most generous people cannot seemingly manage to speak in a way that does not offend the reader. Our English language is vast. When Joby chose to ask for help, he might have chosen his language better. I am tired of vulgarity at every turn. Compassion, love and humanitarianism has no place holding hand with expletives. I would have shared my feelings with Joby myself, but there is only a place to donate or volunteer, not to comment. The refugees are in my prayers.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Thanks, Pat. I did think of scotching it – but the need is great, so I let it slide. I agree with you that I am weary of constant vulgarity, too. But I am thankful for the private efforts of those who are doing real good work. In the end, I decided to follow the lead of St. Joan of Arc who was indulgent of the profanity of General Lahire because of the work he did and the quality of his heart. It was offensive, but people in desperate need are being helped…so I linked to it anyway. I have added a warning to the link – which I should have done in the first place.

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      • Bob says:

        I read the post and maybe it is my work, and I am usually careful with my language but sometimes strong issues tend to generate strong feeling words and sometimes profanity is expressive of strong feelings but I put my stop when God’s name is invoked but am more tolerant of some others at times. How realistic is a war movie, without some strong emotions and with some strong words at times, for example?

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        • YongDuk says:

          A Trappist monk from S Africa once said to me when I was fresh out of college and stumbled with English in that way and he commented on the sad state of communication: There are so many words [as you say Pat] in the English language to express frustration such as “balderdash” or “codswallup”!

          *cough* So for a while, I merely and sadly added those to my arsenal of expletives imitating his Afrikaans accent! 😦

          Good reminder…

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      • Allan Knippling says:

        Hello Charlie,
        My wife and I met you in Aberdeen ,South Dakota. Thank you for your tireless efforts for our Lord. you have given me such hope. Thank you !
        Compared to the sins those people are fleeing that is such a small transgression perhaps? i dont like bad language either , but if hes saving lives thats one tresspass that can be forgiven .
        Thank you again for all you do Charlie

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      • naisy says:

        Perhaps a little leniency toward those habitually inclined to vulgar language could be offered up as a sacrifice of love and reparation? I understand it should not be the norm.

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      • Pawel says:

        I can picture Peter – a fisherman – using this word, perhaps a lot, before being “drafted” by Jesus. Quality of heart comes first in the eyes of God, which does not mean Jesus approves profanity. How often people are stabbed from behind with polite words of their co-workers.

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      • janet333 says:

        I have just sent the link to my Facebook page. I cant see or hear any profanity….I don’t want to offend anyone. Where am I supposed to see this?

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  2. Pam says:

    A wonderful blog story, but was disappointed by the profanity.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Yeah, I know…I was tempted to cut and paste it and remove that word. It disappointed me, but I thought what he is doing was the key – and so linked to it anyway.

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      • Lisa vogel says:

        Hello Charlie
        Glenn Beck started a fund this past summer, called the Nazarene Fund. It has been funded totally by the American people, to help rescue Christians seeking asylum in the Middle East. Many millions have been raised. Great work is being done in the name of God. Just thought that you might want to know.
        Thank you for being you. May God continue to bless and guide you! ❤️

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      • naisy says:

        I just read your wonderful post from last November, my favorite of your journey so far. I think it contains important attitudes which must constantly be re-visited.

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      • JeanE says:

        I read it and saw no profanity…? Maybe it was removed? Maybe I didn’t notice- though I went back and looked and still found nothing. I live with hearing bad words on a daily basis and offer it up and no longer notice it so much anymore. I go to confession when I slip but I always pray to and try to look at a person’s true nature/heart- the person God created – not the mud splattered on them because when Jesus sees me I hope He does that for me. And the fact that so many now use it out of habit and don’t mean much by it other than to emphasize their point. There’s much worse to worry about.
        Therefore. (only) by the grace of God go I…

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  3. Sandy says:

    Charlie, just in case you want to post this, the Knights of Columbus is also doing great work to help the Christians in Syria. In case there are those like me who don’t like to donate online, they can send a check to the KofC to help the refugees. The link is http://www.kofc.org/en/christianRelief/index.html
    God bless!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this link, Charlie. It’s often too easy to push these heart-wrenching stories to the back of our mind. I’ve recently started the 33 Days of Morning Glory Consecration… asking Our Lady to multiply the graces that come from even our smallest donations.

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  5. Carmen says:

    Just a note, not that I am a fan of vulgarity, but having traveled to Ireland many times , apparently it it is quite common there to use that particular word. They don’t seem to have the same reaction to it as we do here in America. For what it’s worth…. I would hate for anyone to withhold a donation to worthy cause simply because of this.

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    • Beckita says:

      Well said, Carmen!!

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      • Here, here! Or is it hear, hear? It is the same with the expression “bloody.” Means nothing to us Americans but is quite offensive to polite BRITS (capitalizing to outsmart the auto spell). As the storm grows more tragic I think we may all find ourselves laboring for the sake of charity alongside all sorts of people…people we would not normally associate with in times of peace and propriety. God Himself will refine all hearts of our various failures (those of us who never curse do have other sins) as long as we acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to all. And what great sign of hope it would be to see the hand of a stranger reach out to you while you were on the verge of drowning!

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  6. EllenChris says:

    I have some close ties with some people in County Down. May I just offer two small thoughts.

    1st — To a man of Belfast the word he used is more like, “gosh.” Consider what they have been through. “Thank you, Lord, that I am not like that sinner over there?!?” I think if I were faced with what he is facing, I might be sorely tempted to let out a few choice words, myself. Language sometimes needs to give sufficient shock to a shocking scene.

    2nd — Quis ut Deus (Michael) at the Mother of God Forum is almost definitely a Roman Catholic. In Counties Down and Connor they sort people out as Catholic or Protestant by their names. So my educated guess is that a person named Joby Fox is almost definitely a Protestant. So these two guys are not concerned about drawing lines, but about people’s lives.

    “. . . And he answered Him, the Samaritan was a true neighbor to the man in need”

    “Go, ye, and do likewise.”

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    • Beckita says:

      Absolutely beautiful, Ellen! Thank you.

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    • Brad J says:

      I certainly admire what these folks are doing. This language issue does remind me of something I was told early on in my journey towards Catholicism. I was told that wherever our Lady goes the evil one is not far behind trying to undo all the good. I suppose this can happen within all of us as we struggle to do the next right thing.

      I know a Priest who was the exorcist for a nearby diocese and from him I obtained the CD’s of a conference he attended. From these talks it was evident that the word in question is a particular favorite of folks who are under the control of evil. This does not mean that all who use it are under the control of evil, but it is certainly not virtue that causes its use I believe. Thus I think this conversation about it is a fair one as it is a word that should offend us no matter what culture we come from.

      God bless

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      • EllenChris says:

        I certainly do not favor or support the use of the word. But, it seems to me to be a distraction by something more minor from something seriously important.

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        • charliej373 says:

          You’re right, Ellen. I am learning that the phrase is common in Ireland. When I am frustrated, I often say, “bloody hades.” I adopted that as an expletive long ago because it satisfies me and sounds rather comical. Come to find that in England and Ireland, it is more offensive than the f-word is. Hee hee…this is a solidly orthodox, but definitely multi-cultural site. We all just have to stipulate each other’s good will and don’t sweat the small stuff.

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          • janet333 says:

            I posted this on my Facebook page because of the fear of many people regarding the ‘hidden’ terrorists and the claims made by ISIS.

            MATTHEW 25, 34-46
            “Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. [35] For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:”

            We have all heard by now the boastful statement made by ISIS….

            “We Have Already Smuggled Four Thousand ISIS Fighters Into Western Nations, Disguising Themselves As Refugees, And They Will be Executing Major Attacks.that they have already”

            Yes it is truly frightening… but please don’t let it effect our care for the refuges fleeing their homes in Syria. Remember they too are fleeing from ISIS! We do believe that there will be terrorists smuggled in too, that is a fact, so we pray for the authorities to do thorough checks..if that is at all possible.

            “Let us begin, brothers, to serve the Lord God, for up to now we have done little or nothing,” St Francis.

            The Corporal Works of Mercy.
            Feed the hungry
            Give drink to the thirsty
            Clothe the naked
            Shelter the homeless
            Visit the sick
            Visit the imprisoned
            Bury the dead

            Words from a rescuer……”I have just pulled women and children and men from the sea – in the dark in stiff winds..from a dingy landed on rocks.. Unbelievable! what an experience..Im shocked exhilarated bewildered and a whole load of other emotions. I just got to north lesbos tonight. I have wanted so much to help these beleaguered refuges .. I was told that i shouldn’t go to the beach. I should get some rest.. but i walked to a little enclave and as i arrived i saw a light signalling . 5 or 6 people on the beach with lights singled back and that was the start of all ..20- 30 mins later the dingy was in but it blew on to rocks. It was hairy Business. The refugees panicked but we all managed to get them all off safely. There were people crying and a few hysterical and so on.. I was amazed that all the people ( volunteers ) on the beach where just people like me who had come just to see how they could help ..No UN no anybody only people who arnt prepared to sit back and allow our fellow human being’s perish like this ..and all the wile the politicians pontificate and hold back real aid for these people who have suffered enough..There are also great small NGO”S here and some Inspirational people..Their story’s must also be told some day ..We will look back historically on these day and there will be those who will be proud of their response and there will be those who will be shamed ! The Journey has just begun for these poor people who have given up every thing , their homes their country for a life of peace..and hope..We can give them both and we can show them compassion..”

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          • CrewDog says:

            I find it amusing … all this talk of a naughty word or two being used …… but I’m and Old CrewDog born in old Navy/Marine Family ………….. a different World for sure!
            It would be a bunch more amusing if times were not so dire with so many more important matters to dwell upon!!

            GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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    • jaykay says:

      Well, they do the “sorting by name”, alright, all over Northern Ireland. I know, I’m right on the border. But a totally neutral name like mine really throws them! 😀 As for the vulgarity… yeah, it’s normal enough, all over Ireland. Not particularly nice, I admit.

      Anyway, as others have remarked, there are many good charities working to help Christians in the Middle East. Over this side of the Pond ACN, Aid to the Church in Need, is one I like particularly. But thanks for the info on this one, Charlie, I must check it out.

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  7. Cloe Roesler says:

    Dear Charlie-I just discovered you a few weeks ago when a friend sent a video of you in Mandeville, just across the lake from N,O,, where I live. This is a very great blessing and I thank Our Lord and Our Lady for this gift. I believe that you are prophet for these times. What I’m going to say next I think is being prompted by Our Mother, for your discernment, according to God’s will.—This comes from the inner locutions from Mary to Father Stefano Gobbi and promulgated in the book, To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons.—-On Pentecost of 1981 she gave this prayer to him for the first of many times–“Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse”. She requested frequently that we say it frequently. —-Until Hurricane Katrina I attended weekly Marian Movement of Priests Cenacles so I know I started saying the prayer in 1981; we would add it after each decade of the rosary. What I don’t remember is when the following prayer was added, but it certainly is almost in verbatim sync with her messages. Here is the add-on: “Come in these last times. Come now that the great trial has arrived. Come and bring us your second Pentecost so that our eyes may see your greatest miracle, that of the new heavens and the new earth.” — Charlie, I truly think God has your ear so whatever you decide to do with this prayer I believe is His Will. Thanks and love in Jesus and Mary, Cloe Roesler

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  8. The picture alone speaks volumes, so I get his meaning. God has heard it all anyway. All of it.

    I was particularly struck when Joby recounted seeing a little signal light on the beach, then 5-6 other folks signaled back with other signal lights. Heck, they were told not to be there, but gathered their lights and got to the business at hand anyway. Awesome!

    “If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” — Lou Holtz

    Go Irish!

    …and God Bless Joby!

    MP

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  9. KarenD says:

    Charlie, you reminded us yesterday of your previous writing “I only have eight public prophecies that I insist on” and two of those must have remained with me through the day, specifically – the confrontation with and fall of political Islam and the mass conversion of most Muslims. Later on I visited Judge Dan Lynch’s jkmi.com website and he has some news at the bottom of his home page. He invites people to pledge “to turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe and pray at least one Rosary per week through her intercession for the intentions of peace and the conversion of Muslims to the one true God.” I immediately made the connection (praise you Most Holy Spirit that you broke through my clutter!) with your relevent prophecies. When Jesus said in John 14:12 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” I often think He was hinting at the amazing works He will do in those who desire to accept the Gift of the Divine Will. If it wasn’t for that knowledge I probably wouldn’t have signed up for Dan’s Rosary Crusade because I am tired of my weakness in failing to meet goals. In the Divine Will my weakness doesn’t count – only Jesus’ victory! In the Divine Will, one starfish becomes every starfish, in every place, throughout all time!

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  10. Bob in Minnesota says:

    Ah, Charlie it is now less then 24 month to the October 2017 date Mother Mary comes to the RESCUE of us. A lot of events have to happen in that very short time frame, per your communication.
    The US of A has to completely collapse along with the rest of the world, then a war has to be fought in the Middle East to defeat Islam and convert them to Christianity.
    After a while (passage of time) while the Western world celebrates its victory over Islam , China starts World War Three; and the US of A does not win it only prevails up to the time Mother Mary comes in Late October 2017 to RESCUE us, less then 24 months from now.
    All this in less then 24 months.
    Now I’m not the stupidest man on earth; maybe close but not, and having met you personally I think you are very; very intelligent; but I tell you logically this does not even begin to add up as logical.
    I know, I read your communication where you said; Jesus said it will be done, in reverence to the time frame.
    Met you in Isle Minnesota.
    Not really complaining about what you are publishing, just trying to make or have an understanding of it.
    You care to reply????

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    • charliej373 says:

      Well, Bob, you missed at least one thing…despite all the efforts to the contrary, I do NOT say the Rescue comes in October of 2017. This is about the 20th time I have corrected that here and elsewhere. I say the Rescue comes late in the year in 2017. Twelve years ago I interpreted that to mean October and was quoted on Spirit Daily about it. My angel chided me afterwards that he had NOT said October, only very late in the year. So I guess I will have to keep correcting it until the Rescue has come.

      Also, I have been told many things that did not seem logically possible in the time allotted (the downfall of western culture, for example) only to watch them unfold in real time. I get invited constantly by people that if I would just make it sound more logical they would believe me. The minute I ever did that is the minute I should cease to be of service to the Lord and I should be disbelieved. God does not condescend to explain in detail why what seems illogical to me will happen anyway – and I will not try to do so with you. It will happen or it won’t – but I will simply continue to say what I have been shown, regardless of how illogical it sounds. I might finally note that it pleases God to do things in an astounding way sometimes that people know the more surely that it was He who acted.

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      • little one says:

        Praise God always and everywhere! Glory be! Hail Mary! Jesus, I Trust in You!! Amen! Alleluia! The Truth shall set you free! Charlie, with your patience you just, now may have helped a soul in purgatory be received into heaven! God is so Amazing we can not even fathom all He can do!!!!

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      • Bob in Minnesota says:

        So you also find the time frame for these events to occur to be illogical.

        God does not condescend to explain in detail why what seems illogical to me will happen anyway – and I will not try to do so with you

        But you have been shown these events that will occur before the end of 2017.
        Thank you for replying.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Hee hee, Bob…back about a year ago I was getting nervous. My attitude was that I appreciated God shortening the days of the fullness of the Storm, but there was a lot to happen…and I was just kind of wondering shouldn’t we get a move on. That was when the Lord came to me and said, “When I act, it is done.” So yes, I am not without sympathy for your skepticism.

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          • YongDuk says:

            a clue, perhaps: the timing of Noah’s Flood in the narratives! 🙂

            and lest anyone believe that Noah and the Flood was mythical, both Jesus as quoted in the Gospels and St. Peter make reference to Noah as non-mythical. (A weak argument, perhaps, but nevertheless…)

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          • SteveBC says:

            YongDuk, in the early 1990s I read in Science News that a research scientist had determined that 90% of the Earth’s ice caps remaining at the end of the last ice age may have melted in 10 years. The Columbia River basin in Oregon was scoured out in a three-week period when an ice dam that created Lake Montana(?) broke and let loose 20,000 cu km of water, if I have my numbers right. If you dive several hundred feet down in the Black Sea you will apparently find a prehistoric beach which was covered several thousand years ago.

            Looking at the data and the myths and stories, it appears that the oceans rose 500 feet or so within a single lifetime. That’s enough to lend credence to Flood stories and myths, and so the possibility that there was a Noah around that time seems reasonable enough, just as there is the Epic of Gilgamesh, and stories like those in every ancient cultural tradition.

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          • NancyA says:

            Dear YongDuk, exsanguinated~by~ear Bishop and Martyr, I would not say that any quote by Jesus makes for weak argument! 🙂

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          • YongDuk says:

            Pardon me for this on the night that we are all praying for France… but that this is tangentially spiritual.

            NancyA:

            There is a Saint, Saint Theodore the Hair-shirt Wearer. (The East has lovely Saints described for what they were famous for–Simon the Stylite, for instance!)

            One morning, on his Memorial while brushing my teeth and glancing over at the Byzantine (Melkite) Catholic Calendar hanging on my bathroom wall, I started singing a marvelous song in his honour (marvelous in being completely uncomplicatedly silly):

            “Theodore the Hair-shirt Wearer; Theodore wears a hair-shirt.” (repeat till tired)

            I only imagine one day (and this was the reference to November 12) that, one day, one of Michael Patrick’s descendants will be brushing his or her teeth and notice the date and start singing:

            “Exsanguinated-by-ears Young Duck , Young Duck was exsanguinated by his ears.”

            Beckita’s descendants, of course, will of course post a video of it with Eagles and Mt Meeker, gory in detail as any good Statue of St. Sebastian would be! (Little would they know that it was she who did it.)

            Linda2’s and Doug’s descendants will be singing background vocals, etc.

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          • janet333 says:

            Let us keep praying to hold it all back so the shorter the time we will have to endure the tribulations.
            “For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. [22] And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. ” Matt 24.

            Thank you Jesus.

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        • Joe says:

          Bob – How logical does the Eucharist sound?

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        • And did “Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you will not have life in you” sound logical at the time?

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    • Mack says:

      I think God is giving us a little extra time of mercy. Wars can break out very suddenly (think Dec. 7, 1941) and if nuclear bombs are involved, can cause vast devastation quickly. Also, Charlie said in a recent comment that the mass conversion of Muslims might come either before or after the Rescue. Anyway, for God time is very relative and not according to our way of understanding things.

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    • Beckita says:

      Bob, we have precedence in salvation history for moments like these.

      9 They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.” 10 Then one said, “I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15 But Sarah denied, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. He said, “Oh yes, you did laugh.” (Genesis 18: 9-15)

      5 In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 Both of them were righteous before God, living blamelessly according to all the commandments and regulations of the Lord. 7 But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were getting on in years.

      12 When Zechariah saw him (the angel), he was terrified; and fear overwhelmed him. 13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John. 14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit. 16 He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” 18 Zechariah said to the angel, “How will I know that this is so? For I am an old man, and my wife is getting on in years.” 19 The angel replied, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 But now, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time, you will become mute, unable to speak, until the day these things occur.”…24 After those days his wife Elizabeth conceived… (Luke 1:5-7, 12-20, 24)

      36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:36-38)

      I am grateful for the delay because I know God is THE ONE in charge. Charlie is the servant of the Lord, following as faithfully as any mortal could possibly do to walk in Mother Mary’s footsteps. The significance of Angel Gabriel coming to our Blessed Mother 2000+ years ago and then being sent to Charlie for this leg of the salvation-history-in the-making journey does not pass me by. We are living in magnificent times – embracing the ordinary, yes we must – nevertheless, MAGNIFICENT times! In this waiting for the miraculous Rescue by the Immaculate Conception and all that is to ensue, I could laugh like Sarah, doubt like Zechariah or surrender like our Mother.

      After the discerning period about Charlie ended for me, I decided to surrender, to the best of my ability, to the course laid out by the Father for the unfolding of this process in which we find ourselves. Charlie. controls. nothing.

      I think, if we could see with the eyes of Heaven, we would weep in unending joy and fall prostrate in gratitude for the ways Abba Father works behind the scenes with the mystery of human free will, in Sublime Humility and Pure Love, ever flexing, bending, working out myriad details, unraveling and reworking all the crooked, twisted webs and messes we humans are known to engender. Why? Mostly because all He wants is our conversion and salvation but also for every other purpose He and He ALONE knows is best for each and every one of us.

      This waiting period is yet another test of TRUST. Can we? Of course, we can. It is an act of the will, with or without the feelings to accompany this choice. Are we?

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    • Secular financial experts are saying that the collapse of the world financial system will happen overnight. In 24 hours it will daisy chain across the world. Military experts tell us that the next world war will be very swift because of the global reach of modern weapons. A failure of the power grid, whether from man made causes or the sun will also daisy chain in minutes across the country or around the world. Military men say that we always think the next war will be like the last war. We still have the image of world war 2 in our heads. We are in the internet age now. Catastrophe can flash across the globe with the speed of a text message. Personally, I think that the severity of what they ( the secular experts, let alone what Charlie is saying) are predicting will make 1 year of suffering feel like it’s going on forever. Just because nothing has happened to you personally doesn’t mean it hasn’t started. For those who are drowning off the coast of Greece the storm is HERE!

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    • Steve says:

      Bob, there are a lot of things that God and Christ have done that are illogical. 40 days and nights of rain, normally, would NOT logically flood the earth, but we all believe it did, and we still find seashells on mountaintops to demonstrate they were covered in water. A man cannot logically turn water into wine, but we all believe that Christ’s first miracle did just that. Five loaves and two fish cannot logically feed 5000 people, but we all believe that it did happen. A man cannot logically walk on water, but we all believe that it did, in fact occur. The Bible is full of things that cannot logically occur but did. Manna from heaven, a bush that burns but is not consumed, all the firstborn of Egypt being taken in one night, the list goes on. Those times are no more nor less real than our times and miraculous things can, and do, still happen. For example, my wife is Japanese and when the tsunami hit Japan in 2011, causing the nuclear meltdown of Fukushima, I actually cried for the Japanese people. I was praying constantly. A few days later (I told Charlie this in 2011 when it happened), I was given a vision. I was standing in the Fukushima compound and saw the devastation all around me. All of a sudden, purple hydrangea flowers started popping up all over the compound in full bloom. I was shown that a miracle was happening in that the danger had passed and that no other lives, from that point on, would be lost due to radiation from the disaster. Now, four years later, there are still no deaths or cases of radiation sickness due to this disaster, even though it was on the same scale as Chernobyl as far as nuclear disasters go (http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/fukushima-accident/). God can do amazing, wonderful, terrible things that are completely outside of our comprehension of logic because He is not bound by our understanding of logic.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Steve is one of my younger brothers, Beckita. Good guy, solid as a rock.

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          • Beckita says:

            I remember, Charlie. I’ve been appreciating your brother, Steve, and his posts since he appeared on the site; I do believe it was about the time you went to CA in the summer when he and another brother? hosted one of your visits. How great!

            I also remembered you in the spoken intercessions at Mass today, Charlie, invoking Mother Cabrini’s care for you since you regularly attend Mass at her shrine in Golden and today is her memorial day. I was there, probably fifteen years ago, and well remember the shrine. Since I was there with Shenfu, the Chinese sisters (Don’t know if they are still there.) invited us to lunch and we then spent the afternoon in prayer on the grounds.

            I’m also lifting you in prayer for the weekend as I remember you’re in Elmhurst at the big conference. I’m feeling lousy today and offer that little treasure for your weekend that all you are called to do produces sweet fruit for God’s purposes. Travel mercies be yours.

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      • CHADPRO123 says:

        This is a good post in that it shows that God is not bound by anything but his own inscrutable purposes.

        It reminds me of a saying i once read that said:

        Logical validity is not a guarantor of truth. Presuppositions and terms can harmonize into a coherent picture but even if something is true in the abstract it doesn’t mean it is ontologically true.

        Our step-by-step reasoning process can get us very far in life but logic cannot tell us how or why or when God will act.

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  11. aprolifer says:

    I would love to donate the small amount I’m able to but can’t find a way to donate in $. At one point my virus scan put up red flags. Help if you can, please.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I tried it again – and it was fine again. Sometimes a virus attack is not from a site, itself, but slips in through holes while you are surfing. There was a virus last year that attacked opportunistically while people were pulling up various sites. It would warn of a virus infection, but it WAS the virus infection, itself. It was relatively benign, just tricking the unwary into paying to remove a virus that never was there in the first place. I know little about computers, but one thing I have been taught well by people who know better than me – and by painful experience: Always keep your computer updated. The various viruses – and defenses against them – are constantly evolving. If you don’t keep at it with updates, your computer gets ever more vulnerable.

      In any case, the site itself here appears to be fine after several examinations.

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  12. Quis ut Deus says:

    Thank you all for your comments and kind support your brother in Christ “Quis ut Deus”
    God bless you all
    John…

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  13. Petra says:

    Maybe it’s because I don’t watch the news I haven’t seen these sorts of images, but if this short video was broadcast, even one time, on the evening news here in the U.S., the outpouring of compassion and mercy would be like a tsunami. This video tore me apart, and brought tears to my eyes. I cannot even imagine….
    I will share this with everyone I know.
    God bless.

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    • Petra says:

      By the way, that quote from St. Francis, “Let us begin, brothers, to serve the Lord God, for up to now we have done little or nothing.” was said near the end of his life, when people were already declaring him a living saint.
      I love that guy!
      God bless.

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  14. Tarja says:

    They are here in Finland and have been already for two months, these refugees! Thousands have come and we are going to take care of them, but unfortunately there are some people in Finland who already hate them and use even violence. Ordinary, decent people try to understand and help. For example my son-in-law, an Orthodox priest, works in his parish to help refugees who live in a center nearby his town. There are about 200 of them and not far away is another center, where many refugee families live. My daughter visited there and talked with some mothers and children. One girl, 9 years old, told my daughter (a teacher) that she had not been in school for three years. In Turkey she could not go to school.

    One Muslim man already wants to become Orthodox, because his wife (still at home ) is a Christian. Another young man, a Muslim, is interested, too. And all those men behave very well when they see an Orthodox priest in his black outer cassock – they respect a priest. It’s very interesting indeed! It seems they somehow quite naturally respect clergy and for example show them hospitality by offering a five-course meal at the center!

    I believe that many Muslims are going to become Christians here in Scandinavia and we have to do our best in this regard! There is hate and compassion at the same time in my country – we are already divided. But for Christians there is only one way: compassion and love. I would like to buy them Bibles! And perhaps teach Finnish language if possible . There aren’t any centers near my town – not yet.

    I just wanted to tell this in a simple way. It is two o’clock in the morning here and I don’t have more words in English….

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    • Beckita says:

      You ARE a sign of hope, Tarja. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Tarja, thank you for sharing your experiences and stories. Please know that your humanitarian efforts and all nations are in my daily prayers.

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    • Linda2 says:

      Thank you, Tarja! We hold you and your people and your good work in our prayers.

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    • JoyInTheLord says:

      Tarja, thank you for letting us know. Indeed there is only option for us: to love. In the fullness of the Storm, love will triumph.

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    • Mick says:

      Thank you, Tarja. And as an aside, what a blessing it is, to have a priest in the family. I know that he is being a sign of hope to the refugees in his town.

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    • Connie says:

      It just occurred to me, Tarja, while reading about the Muslims in your country, but of course! This is how the conversion of many Muslim will begin, with the help of people like you and your brother. You are taking the next right step. Thank you for reminding me how practical hope can be!

      As an aside, have passed thru a mini storm in the past couple of months that hit me right between the eyes. I even missed several opportunities to meet new people and meet our dear sherpa. Like Peter, for a time, I took my eyes off the Lord and began to sink. The satan was sifting me like wheat, I believe. As KarenD so wisely said,” In the Divine Will my weakness doesn’t count – only Jesus’ victory! In the Divine Will, one starfish becomes every starfish, in every place, throughout all time!”

      Tarja, you are already on the beach, picking up the starfish! Perhaps, these tribulations of every migratory person and family will become blessings, as you said, as many children will be able to go to school now, being denied that in their Muslim country. Many will convert because people will take them in and teach them a new language, a new culture, a new religion of love, teach them the love of Jesus! Exciting times ahead! Keep us updated Tarja, so that if and when the wave of peoples floods our nations, we will remember to love and see blessings instead of problems and hatred. Continue to pass on the light Tarja!!!

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  15. Mary Ann says:

    When I go online to help with a contribution, it all states in Euros.. Does anyone know if we can still use our credit card with US dollars?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Now that I would need someone more knowledgable on the subject than me to answer. Help anyone?

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      • YongDuk says:

        Yes, just be sure to know the daily exchange rate, and contribute the dollar amount you wan, but putting the amount you want in Euros on the website. Your credit card company will do the rest.

        Right now 1USD = 0.98 Euro. So if you contribute 100 Euros that is 108.03USD.

        Your credit card company may have a foreign transaction fee of a few percentage points. Or a set amount plus the few percentage points.

        However, with credit cards, you are typically guaranteed the best exchange rate.

        You might want to contact CRS (Catholic Relief Services). They can get your money where you want it to go, if you aren’t comfortable.

        CRS was a huge help to the Missionary projects where I was stationed.

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      • Lilia Florentiae says:

        I haven’t visited the website mentioned in this blog entry. However, when I happened to purchase on line on foreign websites with my credit card, issued in Italy, but belonging to an international circuit (say Mastercard, Visa, etc..), the amount was paid in dollar/GBP etc..to the website, but then changed into euros in my credit card statement, according to the change rate of the day when I did the purchase.
        I hope I was able to explain exhaustively in English.
        Lilia from Italy

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      • joanp62 says:

        When I clicked on the donate button, Paypal, it is showing pounds £ not euros €. Either way, I think paypal will convert it. The problem is you can put say 10 in the box, and not know how much that would be in U.S. dollars. You can go online to a currency converter to see what it would be.
        When I make my donation to Mark Mallet it is in Canadian dollars but paypal converts it automatically to US dollars. That’s about all I know.

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      • Steve says:

        If the site accepts credit cards, then it will allow you to contribute. Just remember, though, to look up the conversion rate, because if you intend to contribute $20 and put in 20 Euros, then you will be contributing more than $20. Finally, remember that most credit cards charge a fee for international transactions. The bottom line, however, is if the site accepts credit cards, then you can contribute using your card.

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    • Mary W. says:

      Mary Ann, I have made purchases from shops in Europe using my credit card via paypal. Paypal does the current exchange rate for US dollars versus Euros. I have purchased, (once) from Amazon.de (Germany) using my Visa. The same occurs: amazon converts the sums to the relevant currency. You can use google to get the current exchange rates. Hope this helps you feel more confident about your donation. Perhaps there are others who can also be of help here.

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    • marie says:

      Mary Ann, whenever I order something from abroad (outside Denmark) I just pay with my normal (Danish) Visa Card. It gets automatically deducted in Kroner from my bank account. Since this is a donation, just be sure to check the Dollar/Euro exchange rate before you type in an amount 😉

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    • joanp62 says:

      It’s a paypal button. Paypal will debit whatever card you have linked with them and it will convert the currency from pounds to US dollars.

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  16. Linda2 says:

    And God bless you, Tarja!!

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    • Tarja says:

      Thank you, everybody, for your prayers and support!

      We Christians in Finland know that there will be difficulties ahead: more refugees, more asulym seekers, more violent incidents, more talk about “giving our money away to some strangers” and so on. My son-in-law have already heard: Why don’t you help our own poor instead of strangers? We have economic troubles, we have to cut welfare costs… And now, 28 000 refugees have already come this year and more is coming. Some of them are going to be send back home – where ever it is… A lot of anger, a lot of tears among refugees when they get their return decision – what will happen then in those centers? We all know it’s not going to be easy… it may be violent. For example into one little village of only 2400 residents shall come 100 refugees – residents had a meeting and asked and hoped that there would be more families and women than men among those new “villagers”… Well, you surely understand. There is no easy answers nowadays anymore. This week I saw on TV a couple of documents about those trips over sea and across Europe and it made me understand for the first time how real this is and that IT IS A PART OF THE STORM. Life will never be the same here in Europe after this, I just sensed it and cried. Our peaceful life is going to be soon over and so few even notice before it happens.

      Our faith is the only hope, and I know my son-in-law is among those with a mission. My daughter perhaps helps children and families in the future…She has no child of her own. Perhaps I can also help some of them, God willing… He will show the next step. And Our Mother who sent me to this blog, will show me and my family what to do. To buy and give away Bibles in Arabic for example…

      Your prayers are so valuable!

      In Christ, Tarja

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  17. tim says:

    It is extremely hard to balance compassion and love for these refugees, while at the same time understanding that our societies are slitting our own throats in taking them in. It ONLY makes sense to do so if, in fact, God is about to do an amazing work of grace and rescue to convert the Muslims in European and American societies. So, we have to help them and beg the Lord to increase our faith, and to act on our behalf via the Triumph and Rescue!

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    • Petra says:

      tim: I have thought this is a part of the Storm, not only because of what you say about the challenge, but doesn’t it show in clear terms the hypocrisy of the leftist progressive pro-multiculturalism pronouncements of acceptance that are revealed as lies as governments take action to limit the influx of refugees? And doesn’t it challenge the Godless governments who believe they can do good works without God? Because as they are confronted with a mass humanitarian problem that includes great risks (of maybe bringing in terrorists with the fleeing citizens, creating a massive strain on their social welfare system, and bringing in large groups that may be hostile to the culture and laws of their own land), they must face the limitations of their ideologies.

      Will this be the event that begins to show the cracks in the arrogant, godless, atheistic governments and leaders that have been so confident of their own supremacy? Time will tell.

      God bless.

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  18. If you use PayPal, it will convert the currency for you at the current rate – example:
    Amount : £25.00 GBP
    Currency conversion: $39.04 USD = £25.00 GBP
    Exchange rate: 1 USD = 0.640489 GBP
    Your total charge: $39.04 USD

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  19. Vivi says:

    Yes, i made a purchase for a friend in europe n the transaction was in euros you need to know the bank or credit card company might charge a fee. Just make sure you do the right currency conversion. Thats all.Either way the parity of dollar n euro closervthan ever. It depends your financial institution n fees disclosures when doing foreign transactions.

    Im here charlie i dont comment often but im part of this family🙏🙏🙏

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  20. Vivi says:

    I just saw video. This is horrible kids elderly dying. And this is the beginning Charlie? How human hearts can resist that?

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  21. Vivi says:

    but this man has the right to wxpress himself maybe he has no manners but i pray God puts someone like Jobi in times of struggle in my path. Action is a prayer n he is praying Out loud to the world! 🙏🙏🙏

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    • Steve says:

      Vivi, I agree with you wholeheartedly! I would much rather have a cursing, unsophisticated person who was willing to help me in a time of need over a cultured person calling for someone else to help me any day. It seems to me that we have gotten to a point where we give too much credit to manners and not nearly enough to actions. I remember my Grandfather who cursed frequently, but he also would give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need. He was one of the most kind-heated men I knew, yet many looked down on him because of his crude nature. I would give anything to have that crude, cursing man back in my life!

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      • charliej373 says:

        You are speaking of Poppo Rider, eh Steve? What a wonderful man…and he COULD have been General LaHire. You have to read Twain’s Joan of Arc – and you will hear Poppo roar once more! I disagree with you on one thing….I think we don’t give enough credit to either actions OR manners. But the doing is the key.

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    • Kati says:

      Amen!!!

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  22. Jack says:

    Hi everyone, I’m from Ireland, from Derry actually – and my name is Jack. I was very touched by Jobys work and in fact made contact with him this morning.
    I wanted to make reference to Jobys choice of language. As someone has previously mentioned – this type of language is part of our everyday culture here in Ireland; used to convey strong feeling/emotion.
    Joby does not mean to cause offence. With it he is merely expressing how he was overcome by emotion. This was written, I believe, with the intention of conveying his feelings to the people of Belfast (and northern/souther Ireland) with a view to eliciting a response.
    It worked; I’m going with him on his next trip, December 1.

    Pray for us…

    Jack

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  23. Steve says:

    Oh, and to add to my last post, if you live in the US, your credit card company will do the conversion and show your contribution in dollars, not euros.

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  24. Julia says:

    All I can tell you is, when I make donations to USA sites on my UK credit card. I put in the amount I want to donate and it appears on my credit card in the dollars equivalent.

    It would be a good idea to check the exchange rate for dollars and euros, so you can work out how much you want to donate, and then go and complete the boxes once you have the information.

    For example, I would put in 100 at £pounds, and I would get something like 60 $dollars deducted from my credit card, when the bill comes in.

    Hope this helps.
    XX Julia.

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  25. prayingflower says:

    Hi Charlie
    If the edit takes, I will be posting under prayingflower. I just love that. Thank you, jlynnbyrd. Linda2

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  26. A Quiet Person says:

    Charlie, I am glad you posted Joby’s article, even including the offensive language. By the way you recognized his goodness and did not allow his choice of language to negate it, I feel more secure that the Lord will recognize and use my contributions, in spite of my weaknesses and poor judgements, as long as my heart is in the right place. So, thank you for that. (And if you get multiple copies of this post it is because I have had to retype it a few times. It disappeared once, and would not let itself be posted another time, and then my computer froze so I am using another one. Sorry for the trouble.)

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  27. Barbara Dore says:

    Our lady of Europe, please save us!!!!

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  28. Dorothy says:

    Ooo… I just turn on tv … France ….
    First thing that comes to my mind is .. Charlie …
    These things must come …

    Sooo do very sad !!!!
    Around 2 pm as I drove the car suddenly the urge to pray divine mercy chaplet .. Do I did … With Mark Mallett CD help.

    Maybe my tiny, simple prayer helped somebody today .
    I guess we have to be on a higher alert now and listen more intensively to the promptings of Holly Spirit … And pray constantly !!!!

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    • ann says:

      Dorothy I too prayed the Divine Mercy chaplet for those poor stranded hostages and for all who were dying–even the terrorists. May God have mercy on all poor sinners.

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  29. MT Butterfly says:

    Prayers for all the people in Paris and France as the news of the terrorists attacks unfolds. Prayers also for the souls of those who died. Lord have mercy on us.

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  30. Anne says:

    Lord have Mercy on the whole world……. Now France

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  31. Dorothy O'Neill says:

    After viewing the horror in Paris, I hope people who are anxious for storms to begin, will see that your warnings from Our Lord are real. We need to pray constantly and offer up all we can for the people who will face the storm at its worse.
    Thank you Charlie for your ‘yes’ to God.
    AnnieCorrine

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Not to mention the earthquake in Japan, and bombings in Lebanon and Bagdad almost simultaneously. God help us! My prayers are beginning with, Dear Lord, it’s me again… today.

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  32. Anne says:

    Mark Mallett…….. Time to weep.

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  33. JG says:

    Prayers for all in France tonight especially for any TNRS followers.
    May our Lady Help of Christians pray for us!

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  34. Patrick of South Dakota says:

    These are largely families being rescued? Some are, to be sure, but I am exceedingly skeptical. Why do we hear from the U.S. media that these are actually MOSTLY males age 20-35 coming to Europe? Single, middle-eastern men…engaged in a soft invasion, origins unknown, motives unknown. Let us pray for France…they’ve been very permissive for decades about allowing Arabs and Muslims into their country.

    The chickens have come home to roost in France, and Belgium, and Germany. I lived in Germany for 7 years and saw defiant Muslim men causing ruckus in the downtowns of Saarbrücken, Frankfurt, and Nürnberg.

    We’ve got a mess here folks. Let us pray for Europe. May God have mercy on the souls of the terrorists and their victims. (Don’t forget to pray for the terrorists!)

    And we spent millions carefully blowing up Jihadi Johnny. Big deal, Mr President Obortion — what a legacy you’ve left us.

    The Vatican says this requires a decisive response!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God bless our Pope Francis.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      We must keep the President, leaders of nations, and all people to have their eyes opened and hearts directed to God.

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    • NancyA says:

      Patrick, I do believe that those in the ramshackle boats are truly fleeing for life… they are taking too much risk and losing lives in the gamble.

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      • Patrick of SD says:

        Hi Nancy. The ones in boats may indeed be mostly families – but no one can know for certain anyone’s true intent despite appearances, risks they take, or claims. And it is a different story for those on foot flooding into Europe – mostly men. Either way, there is a BIG problem and one that is increasing for our European brothers and sisters, as we witnessed in spades this tragic day. Bodies everywhere.

        And where is the U.S. and our great President?

        Viva la France! (I never thought I’d ever say that in earnest)

        Thank you for your response, Nancy!

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        • NancyA says:

          I do agree. I have my doubts about those parades of men looking none the worse for wear, yet I lean towards mercy and charity, along with discernment.

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        • YongDuk says:

          I look forward to the Resurrection of France as “Eldest Daughter of the Church” once again!

          That “Litany” on Aleteia left off “St Mary Magdelene”, who by tradition spent the rest of her mortal days in a cave in Southern France…

          S. Maria Magdalena, ora pro Gallia

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      • Barbara Dore says:

        It is not God’s plan to have them going to Europe. The muslim rich countries will not take them…full stop.

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    • BlessedToLiveNow says:

      I have been praying about commenting and decided to post this because maybe Charlie could give guidance. When I first read this post and Joby’s account, I felt interior confusion, mainly for the same reason as Patrick states. Cognitive dissonance possibly, as I try to understand my heart, head, truth, etc….when I went to bed on Thursday after my fourth reading and meditation all I could think is “something is wrong”. Nothing to point to specifically. I want to help others and give to many Catholic based missionary organizations but confused by this post.

      Friday, at approximately 1:15pm PST, I looked at my co- worker and said, “something is wrong, like 9/11”. I felt that something is either happening or about to happen. A very odd sense. An hour later I heard about Paris. What, I feel that I need help with is connecting this migrant crisis and helping others by opening the door to violence. If we could help just one mother raise a child whose eyes aren’t black with hate let’s do it, but somehow blindly letting millions in without a process seems wrong. How to balance this is part of the discernment I guess. I am sure that many people escaping from Syria and other countries are cultural Muslims with no bad intentions and they themselves don’t want to be pulled into this war.

      At the end of the day, God is in charge, which I firmly believe. Watching it all unfold, can be a bit shocking not due to it’s being unexpected, but from the point that it’s really happening and I am here to be part of the solution.

      Constantly praying for the souls of those that died, those that killed and those who would kill…Lord have Mercy, Christ have Mercy.

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      • charliej373 says:

        You’re absolutely right, Blessed, about the cognitive dissonance. It is why the tool of terror is a more effective tool for the satan than I originally realized. We do have a balance of responsibilities. I talk a little about this in the piece I am at work on right now. It will be titled, “Soldiers of Christ; Missionaries of Mercy.” Your concerns are absolutely legitimate.

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  35. Julia says:

    As a matter of interest, something I heard some years ago about the use of the F*** word.

    In the old, old days when prostitution was illegal and could get you arrested. There was an offense known as;
    Found
    Under
    Concubisence
    Knowledge.

    Allowing for my misspelling I think you get the meaning.

    So you could say a policeman might arrest someone with the words “hallo, hallo, what have we here, another Found Under Concubisence Knowledger.” and put you in the clanger till charges were brought before a beak.

    The Irish are famous for it (bad language), I should know as it was normal when we were young. But our parents would never use bad language. I heard Our Lady did not speak a word when she appeared at Knock as a mark of disapproval at the Irish misuse of language.

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  36. Julia says:

    I watched an interview on TV, and there were young Syrian men who said they did not want to be made to join the Syrian army, and did not want to be killed; so they ran away to Europe.

    Women in that part of the world have to do as they are told or get beaten, so it is possible some of the men order them to flee with the children. Obedience or brutality. No woman would choose to risk a child’s life, if she had a choice.

    Don’t forget women and children were used as shields on the tanks in Iraq, so I don’t think the men have the same outlook as men of the Christian Civilized world.

    Just another view. But we have a Christian Civilized outlook, and know we are bound in the sight of God to show mercy when we see other human beings in trouble. Even if they end up killing us in the end.

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    • Tarja says:

      After all this dreadful tragedy our president of Finland said to us : Be careful not to confuse refugees to these terrorists! Most of the refugees left their country BECAUSE OF THESE SAME EXTREMISTS! And now they are accused of being terrorists!

      We have to think clearly about this and seek the truth.

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  37. Noreen Akst says:

    I would like to give $100.00 but it looks like 100 pounds.

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  38. CrewDog says:

    I noticed, this morn, a link over at MOG that I thought was interesting as it “dovetails” with the likes of many Catholic & Protestant “Seers & Mystics” that I have been aware of these past two years. I pick two years since it was about that time that I was “nudged” to explore Catholic Prophecy. Like many here, I found the misguided & phonies but stumbled upon MOG, TNRS, Mark M. and others (Catholic/Protestant) that I found believable and often coinciding with what my Old Dad had been predicting 40 years ago and what I’d come to believe by just being a student of History and Humanity. Anyway!:

    “The Crack in the Door” – November 18, 2015Marti McCullough

    https://theheavenlygaze.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/the-crack-in-the-door/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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