Ask and You Shall Receive

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How surprised I was to read Anne’s comment last night. She found a book of fiction entitled, Storm and Grace. The very topic I’ve been pondering, from several perspectives, for this post! For more than twenty-five years, I’ve enjoyed the privilege of studying Marian apparitions with some learned, wise ones. In my own reading, I have noticed this era of prolific Marian activity is often referenced as an “Age of Mary” which, many say, began with Blessed Mother’s apparitions to St. Catherine Labouré on the Rue du Bac, Paris, France. It’s a story of faith to be remembered as the Storm rages on.

This story begins with the first apparition on the night of July 18-19, 1830. A child (perhaps her guardian angel) awakened Sister Catherine Labouré, a novice in the community of the Daughters of Charity, and summoned her to the chapel. There, she met with the Virgin Mary and spoke with her for several hours and Our Lady informed St. Catherine she would entrust this novice with a mission.

Mary revealed the mission to St. Catherine in a vision during evening meditation on November 27, 1830. St. Catherine saw Mary standing on what seemed to be half a globe and holding a golden globe in her hands as if offering it to heaven. On the globe was the word, “France,” and our Lady explained that the globe represented the whole world, but especially France. The times were difficult in France, especially for the poor who were unemployed and often refugees from the many wars of the time. France was first to experience many of those troubles which ultimately reached other parts of the world and are present today. Streaming from rings on Mary’s fingers as she held the globe were many rays of light. Mary explained that the rays symbolize the graces she obtains for those who ask for them. Now here’s where the story connects, personally, to each of us for all our days and, especially, these days of the Storm. Some of the gems on the rings were dark, and Mary explained that the rays and graces were available but did not come because no one had asked for them.

No one had asked for the graces! You may already know this story or perhaps you are newly discovering this lesson from our Mother. As we walk through the Storm and live st-catherine-globe-1the core message fostered here, let us remember to ask for the graces we need each day. The golden globe which Mary holds in this image now carries new meaning for me based on a comment SteveBC made yesterday when he said:

“…I suggest that you let go of your desire to fix the current world and leave that to God. When I see a mass of people so heavily invested in and attached to the Old System of the World as the Left is showing itself to be, I want to plead with everyone else not to get sucked into that same attachment. Of all of history, it seems to me that this time is a time to be ‘in the world but not of it.’ If you or I or anyone else gets so wrapped up in the ups and downs and triumphs and disappointments, we will perhaps miss how God is moving in the world on everyone’s behalf, for everyone’s good. If we are submerged in disappointment and anger and fear, we will not reflect the new world to come but instead reflect and become cogs in the old world that is dying.

“I think it is time for each of us to choose to be of the coming world, to live as if we are already in that world. If we never live faith and generosity and kindness, that new world cannot arrive, for it is our conduct and thoughts and faith which proclaim our Choice. God is asking us to choose which world we want. The Left is choosing the old. Let’s not choose the old with them and get caught in the same net of delusions. Let’s choose the new world and let the old world go. And then it becomes our duty to take as many other people with us as we possibly can, through kindness, a firm grasp of what’s going on, a willingness to defend those in need of our protection, and prayer. That’s what sherpas do. 🙂”

A true blessing it is to have a Mother waiting for us to ask for the graces as we continue this transition from the old ways of this world to the New Ways God has prepared for us. We  do so in the responsibility we each bear to choose God, acknowledge Him, take our next right steps and allow Him to make of us a sign of His hope.

st-catherine-10This story ends with the third apparition of Our Lady to St. Catherine. In it, the vision changed to show Our Lady standing on a globe with her arms outstretched and with the dazzling rays of light still streaming from her fingers. Framing the figure was an inscription: O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. 

Throughout the centuries since these apparitions occurred, countless people have experienced fruitful intercession from Our Lady via devotion to Her Immaculate Conception. While saying the Prayer of Miraculous Trust, the PMT, we invoke Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception. In Charlie’s own words: “Right around the turn of the millennium, the archangel, Gabriel, gave me a prayer and told me the time would come when we would need miracles – and many miracles would be wrought through the faithful use of the prayer. Right now, many things are collapsing before our very eyes.” The full explanation: PMT. Holy cards with this prayer can be ordered through Full of Grace Supply House which can be accessed via the link on the side of this page.

May we ever remember to ask for the graces!

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307 Responses to Ask and You Shall Receive

  1. Mack says:

    Since I found out about the PMT, I’ve prayed it a lot and have received many graces through it.
    That, to me, is a sign that Charlie has “told us true,” despite the presidential prophecy.
    Here is another prayer to honor the Immaculate Conception:
    “In your conception, O Virgin Mary, you were Immaculate. Pray for us to the Father, whose son Jesus, after he was conceived by the Holy Spirit, you did bring forth into the world.”

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    • Mick says:

      Thanks for the beautiful prayer, Mack. Here’s another short prayer in honor of the Immaculate Conception (this one comes from the canonically approved Our Lady of America apparitions): “By thy holy and Immaculate Conception, oh Mary, deliver us from evil.”

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  2. Lynne says:

    I love this Beckita! It is so true! Recently I have been praying for graces during Adoration. I ask for the graces that God wants me to have. I don’t know what to ask for on my own. Years ago I asked for patience, but instead of granting me this virtue, God gave me many opportunities to practice it. I am careful not to ask for that again 😉. This really is a beautiful and timely peace. Thank you.

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  3. janet says:

    Thank you again Beckita…I need all the graces I can get! ☺

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  4. joecrozier29 says:

    One of my most treasured possession is a Miraculous Medal bought for me in Lourdes from a gift shop next to St Bernadette’s house. It rarely leaves my neck and often gets tangled in my scapula. I love the prayer on it in French “O Marie, concue sans peche, priez pour nous qui avons recours a vous.” My grandfather, also Joe Crozier, married my gran on February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and he died on February 11 several years before I was born. My maternal grandfather also had a great devotion to St Catherine Laboure. I never met him either but when my old mum goes to heaven I stand to inherit his first class relic of St Catherine. Hopefully mum will be with us for many more years. I have also had the good fortune to visit the Rue du Bac in Paris where Mary appeared to St Catherine and revealed her Immaculate Conception as she did to Bernadette in Lourdes. And now we await the third revelation of this great mystery when The Rescue comes to pass – only this time the whole world will see.

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    • Beckita says:

      Pretty amazing that your grandfather was married and then died on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Joe. I, too, made pilgrimage to Rue du Bac.It was special for me as I was born on the feast of St. Vincent de Paul who, of course, founded the Sisters of Charity order. Waiting in joyful hope for the intervention of Our Lady the Immaculate Conception.

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    • Mick says:

      Ah, Joe, another wonderful story from you! I have long wanted a Miraculous Medal with the wording in French, and I just found out where I can get one in the US. Yay! I have long had a love for the Miraculous Medal…. I went to elementary school at a parish run by the Vincentian Fathers, and it is named Queen of the Miraculous Medal. In the church we have beautiful statues of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Catherine Laboure, and St. Louise de Marillac; and the priests lead the congregation in saying the Miraculous Medal novena at the end of daily Mass several times a week. In fact, the school children go to Mass every Friday morning; and just as we did over 40 years ago, they say the novena at the end of Mass before returning to class.

      I love how you make a habit of wearing your Miraculous Medal. It seems that not too many people know of the magnificent promise that Our Lady made to St. Catherine Laboure: that great graces would be given to all those who wear the Miraculous Medal, “especially to those who wear it around the neck.” It seems like such a small thing, but isn’t it wonderful how Our Lord and Our Lady do great things for us when we make the effort to do small things for them?

      I know that this link has been shared many times by many people, but I’d like to put it up again. Here is a place where one may get Miraculous Medals in bulk ($0.08 each if you order more than 10) as well as Medals that are practically museum quality if you’d like to give a special gift:

      https://www.amm.org/store.aspx

      The bulk medals are under the link “quantity items.” The French medals and other high-quality medals are under the link “medals with and without chains.”

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  5. moreen67 says:

    wow what a wonderful reflection and good advice to live in the new world – I’m (this is going to sound familiar because I said it about a few of Charlie’s posts) going to re-read this every so often so it’s always fresh in my mind. Thank you Beckita – you are quite wonderful! Mo

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  6. Josephine says:

    Thank you, Beckita, for your gift of self in assuming the “anchor” role with Steve BC. Thank you all in the TNRS team.

    Just confirming that Grace is ours for the asking: I was driving to church this morning in anticipation of doing something for someone. And a joyful thought came up: that grace abounds and is ever present, but we receive it in unexpected ways and often in a sudden awareness, at any given moment. I understood that openness and docility to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is prayer for someone to receive graces; the asking can take many forms.

    Today, we celebrate many Feasts – the Presentation of Jesus, the Purification of Mary, the Blessing of Candles (Candlemas or Dia de Candelabra), a feast well celebrated in the Eastern Church; AND the feast of our Lady of Good Success, who over 400 years ago said that, “…there will be occasions in which everything will seem to be lost and paralyzed. This will be, then, the happy beginning of the complete restoration”. The grace of hope is ever with us – for the welcoming.

    God bless you and the TNRS community. God bless and keep you, Charlie.
    Josephine

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    • Kati says:

      I have to thank you for this, Josephine. Yesterday, Feb. 2, was my birthday and yesterday I happened to read about Our Lady of Success for the first time. My first complete Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart was on Feb. 2…and, since then, many changes for good have taken place via grace. I have much more to think about now with this list you have given.

      And thanks to Beckita for this good post.

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    • Josephine, interesting that you concluded your post with,

      “The grace of hope is ever with us – for the welcoming.”

      Yesterday, Feb 2, Our Lady of Medjugorje ended her message with,

      “There is hope.”

      Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with the grace of hope, that we may not become despondent when tribulations intensify, and put instead in our hearts the firm resolve to TRUST in the Mercy of Our Lord, our only treasure.

      Come, Blessed Mother, and hold us by the hand.

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  7. Charlene says:

    Thanku….your article is a beautiful reminder of Our Wonderful Mama. Today this article is a wonderful reminder.

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  8. Kenneth Heck says:

    I for one still continue to believe in Charlie’s original vision of the storm. The influence of sincere prayer can result in events being delayed. Also, we have no reason to believe heaven’s calendar is identical to our earth calendar. The Christian era didn’t begin at Christ’s birth – it began at Christ’s death and the later Pentecost. So, 2017 in heaven may really be 2047 on earth,or some other date.

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    • Beckita says:

      Yes, Kenneth, prayer does and has mitigated prophetic events. Certainly, those who remain with us here can see the veracity and value of Charlie’s work, including his archives at this site which reveal he had been shown this Storm long before it became a reality.

      Not directed at you, Kenneth, but for all to consider is the truth that interpreting prophecy is serious business. There are entire branches of theology dedicated to the study of specialties, such as mystical theology and Mariology. There are plenty of sites where people spout off their opinions and theories, speaking as if they have expertise while they, in fact, lack background knowledge as well as experienced interpretation capability for prophetic utterances. Some of it is well-meaning. Some of it resorts to shameful smearing and slander rooted in anger. I maintain a foundational piece concerning the way God is working in new ways through Charlie is found here.

      The Christian Era is expressed with the initials A.D, which mean Anno Domini, the Year of the Lord. It began with the coming of the Lord to the world at the Incarnation of Jesus when Our Lady gave her Fiat, not the Lord’s death. In a religious sense, sometimes, a saint’s death is called, dies natalis, the day of his/her birth, that is the birth of one’s heavenly life, but this is not the case with Jesus Christ.

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      • Yes, Beckita, and the uncharitable and harsh critics would do well to have a change of heart (I say “CHANGE OF HEART”), following the lead of Holy Mother Church in both prudence and charity. I say “prudence” because the Church is not hasty in the discernment process, and She’s certainly not lacking in Charity. It often takes years and has been known to take centuries to discern. Even then, Holy Mother Church maintains humility in that She acknowledges that the fullness of these matters will only be understood in Heaven.

        The Pinnacle of Prophets is Jesus Christ. Those lacking Charity would do well to start there, taking in ALL that the Word gives us, rather than simply cherry picking what suits them at the moment. If one is going to properly discern, how can that possibly succeed when one is lacking in charity. Discern without charity, and you’re simply going to impute your own motives to other children in the Family of God… revealing yourself for what you are: hasty, imprudent, uncharitable, and unjust… to whatever degree.

        Proper discernment is a good and necessary thing, yes, but I tell the uncharitable as an example that many here (I think the majority in fact) have spent far less time discerning Charlie’s alleged prophecies (lest we impute our own flaws and imperfections) and far more time discerning The Spirit of Charity here in the fruitful fellowship evident (i.e. – the myriad way we share our Faith, encourage, pray for one another, etc.).

        Yes, we invite and cultivate charity here, and clearly the critics and detractors get rankled by that when their uncharitable comments don’t get posted. Why the surprise and harsh criticism? What does a lack of charity add to any small, struggling part of the Family of God?

        I see another blog devoted to the discernment of Charlie’s alleged prophecies. O.K., nothing wrong with that. I see that folks are cautioned to be charitable there too. That’s admirable, and I can see some honest people there in the process, applying reason and faith to the task. Good. Sadly, I also see a lack of charity as evident by many bitter opinions, unfounded accusations and assessments passed off as fact, outright insults and slander, etc. Further, those posts aren’t limited to criticizing Charlie. They’re also directed at other posters here to the point that it’s clearly just malicious obsessing.

        Oh, these things must come too. Hearts are being revealed.

        Whatever the case, I will continue to pray for ALL.

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  9. Diane says:

    The Lord has been working drastically in me, my conversion speeds forth. Those times when it seems stagnant frustrate me sometimes. One huge thing, Amen: The Lord is softening areas of my stony heart so to speak. To stop using certain terms, phrases, sides, declarative statements. He has me seeing each side of every cause and wishing me not be be decisive in any way, asking me to speak Peace, live Peace, walking very softly in the world, even in thought. To see that everyone is a child of His, and some are lost. To let go of so much, not to grumble of it all out there at the dinner table, or with friends. Pray. Peace. Quiet. Calm. Certainly, I see I am not to see the left or the right, it feels so decisive, Muslim, Jew, pagan. To just see God’s children who need to find their way back to Him. When I see or hear disagreement, rhetoric, unrest…I’m to stop and PRAY for PEACE, find Jesus’ peace in my heart for all involved; that they will see that God is in charge and is seeking for them to be with Him. The Lord desires that they know, love and serve Him their creator and to not worry, have no anxieties. I shall pray this for those who are trying to be sufficient unto themselves. “My Grace is sufficient for thee”. I know this most assuredly! I pray for those who have never known this truth. My deepest gratefulness that I was given the Sacramental church at birth, 55 years ago; that I know My Lord and Redeemer through Grace. Lord I am not worthy that though should enter under thy roof. Praised be Jesus and Mary FOREVER 💙.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Diane, this is lovely. It sounds as if you are farther along toward the New World than I, by quite a distance! 😀

      Please don’t forget to be a sherpa and return from the new world to guide as many others from the old world to the new as you possibly can.

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    • SanSan says:

      Thank you Diane for clarifying what is in my heart of late……

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    • Tarja says:

      Heartfelt thanks for this, Diane. This advice helps me to move forward on the road of God. You as if showed my weak points and the improvement for them…. Mother of God has already taught me in these matters but the repetition is always VERY necessary.

      Romans 7:15: “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”

      In Christ, Tarja

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    • Barb421 says:

      similar thoughts running through my heart and mind, Diane, bless you

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    • billbad42 says:

      I echo Steve’s thoughts, and I greatly appreciate your sharing Diane. I don’t know why, other than human flesh weakness, but lately I have been somewhat of a conduit for the very divisiveness you talk about – with sharing news articles and others’ opinions on refugees, Islam, etc… Thank you for this sharing, your witness to God’s grace and glory through Jesus and Mary is amazing! Thank you Beckita for this post to get us kicked off. With your post and so many awesome response – I think I just realized that I have given once again way too much credence to mainstream media… I am back here to recharge, refresh, and renew. Thank you, and please continue to witness to us Beckita, Steve, Diane and everyone. Let me also not see the left or the right, Muslim, Jew, pagan. “To just see God’s Children who need to find their way back to Him.” —- Beautiful sentiments!

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  10. Earthen Vessel says:

    Having watched events on this forum from afar,
    I now feel able to express my humble take on events that Charlie and many others
    has previously shared and discussed.
    I make no judgement on Charlie’s recent comments on -inauguration completion.
    Events continue to speak for themselves, and continue to develop day by day.
    I find it difficult to interpret the extreme polarisation which is taking place,
    but trust that our Heavenly Father permits it for his own purposes.
    Like many on this faith forum I , along with a few prayerful friends ,have sensed
    a time of preparation for something unknown and perhaps
    even unseen before.We have been meeting regularly for prayer before
    The Blessed Sacrament for over 4 years.
    We have each been ,and to some extent are still undergoing , trials
    which seem to have had a purpose of stripping us of worldly attatchments.
    We believe we have received many encouraging words of scripture and sense that there is some , as yet ,unknown reason for this preparation, unlike anything we have experienced before.
    The ”end game’ is unclear to us, but we are , despite our often rebellious natures
    sensing that the world is on the cusp of some kind of Divine and Supernatural intervention of God in our times.
    Like many hear (inc Charlie) we sense that our Blessed Mother
    has a special, unique role to play in these events . (Fatima Anniversary pending)
    We have no obvious special gifts or talents ,and in many ways are very ordinary individuals, but for some reason ( unkown to us mere mortals) the Lord had persevered
    with our frailties, and continues to place a desire in our hearts to meet together and
    pray to try and grasp and discern some kind of understanding as to what is happening in our unraveling world (and to some extent I include the Catholic Church in this)
    I sincerely hope and pray ,that the Lord is indeed, through his Blessed Mother , preparing an army of willing souls, ready to serve in the purpose of divine grace and mercy.
    All hands on deck, as the storm is taking shape around the world.
    God Bless all.
    E.V.

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    • Beckita says:

      Welcome to commenting, EV. In addition to Charlie’s mystical experiences which were impetus for founding this blog, I have found Charlie’s work to harmonize beautifully with the fully appoved-by-the-Church apparitions and message at Akita, Amsterdam, Betania, Cracow and Fatima, among others. I see Our Lord and Our Lady have definitively been forming willing souls to pray and act for what now unfolds before us and within each of us. May we continue on this journey, in solidarity, with full surrender to God’s Perfect Plan.

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      • Beckita, I wish I could visit with you for hours and hours to talk about Our Mother’s many beautiful apparitions. Around the time of my conversion beginning around 2006, I vividly recall standing in my bedroom looking at the crucifix, contemplating the Holy Trinity, thinking how deep and unreachable this Truth is for a mortal still living on earth. Then I began to think about Our Lady and, for whatever reason, said aloud, “I’m sorry Mary, I don’t know where to put you in my life.” (Meaning that I had my hands full just trying to understand God, a life-long endeavor).

        Well! Apparently that was all that was needed because she immediately poured herself into my life at my indirect invitation!

        Oh, Beckita, Our Lady is helping to save my life from eternal death…she has brought me closer to her Son and given me far deeper understanding of God and the Holy Spirit than would have been possible without her! I cannot emphasize this enough.

        With vigor, I spent all my free time researching her apparitions. She knows I love science, logic, and evidence of the supernatural, and her miraculous apparitions enticed me to dig deeper into the faith. I filled large binders with printouts of her stories and messages. I even compiled a “Global Marian Calendar” where every day marked the anniversary of an apparition or the dedication of a basilica in her honor. I told many about her visitations, to both Protestants and Catholics, to hopefully intrigue them enough to consider her significance in salvation history and to deepen their faiths.

        I am so grateful for the Blessed Virgin Mary and I love her so much. I’m sure you feel the same. It is clear how much she has done for you as she is working through you now as a leader of this wonderful ministry “The Next Right Step.”

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  11. Diane says:

    Very nicely put, it is time to grow up. As Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 3 2 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?
    It is time to stretch those spiritual legs and arms, let God be God and as He says we are His people, He is our God. I love seeing how far He will take me, how much He will shape me, mold me and hold me close to His breast. We are a blessed people and a Holy people. Much to do, much to do. Love. I do. Diane

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    • Beckita says:

      Yes, Diane, surely time to grow up. We desire and work for this amidst this backdrop:

      “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.

      “We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it. . . .How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.”

      – Bicentennial talk given in the United States by the future St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Kraków, Poland

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  12. Anne says:

    Thank you Beckita for this beautiful article…… Reminding us of graces available.
    Re read Ancient ones comment( Steve BC)……. Wonderful…… Let go of the old, walk into the new…. Great focus!

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  13. Judy says:

    This post refreshes my spirit! I always love hearing St.CatherineLabouré’s story of the Miraculous Medal. When we get caught up in day-to-day living it’s one of those sparks we need – to remember to ask Our Lady for the graces necessary to follow the mantra of TNRS.

    As my old Catholic High School motto stated: “Ever Onward, Ever Upward”!

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  14. Bernice says:

    Would someone explain what is meant here by the Old World and New World?

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    • Beckita says:

      Bernice, the Storm comes amidst heightened levels of evil and corruption. Too many of God’s children are far from Him in the ways of this “Old World” wherein we make idols of so much and so many while ignoring God, the Source of All Goodness, and His Laws. Amidst the hardest days of cleansing, inherent in the Storm, great joy will be known as people begin to turn to God. We sherpas have been trained to “be there” for and with those around us in both the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. There are many new ways in which God will renew us, His children, through this Storm and beyond, as we engage in rebuilding our lives anchored on Him and His Laws. We simply acknowledge Him, take our next right steps and allow Him to make of us a sign of Hope as we release this “Old World” to God’s Providence and embrace the beginnings of the “New World” as they emerge in time.

      Life is always a gift and I am especially grateful to be alive in these days of great change where God is rescuing His People. But I say “rescue” with the important clarification that it is not just passive time in which we receive for Rescue has two dimensions: 1. It is a process within the Storm in which each of us is called to participate. 2. There is also the final Rescue by Our Lady the Immaculate Conception in which she will be instrumental in bringing to conclusion the conflict with China.
      Blessed be God! Ave Maria!

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    • SteveBC says:

      Bernice, thank you for asking. If I may, I’d like to add to what Beckita has said. I have been using a kind of shorthand to encapsulate the transition we are all in the midst of. I should explain my terms.

      The Old System of the World is what we see all around us when we turn on the news. It is both a place and a way of the heart. It includes all the institutions that have grown over the centuries and which by now have so often been turned to corruption and tyranny, all the people who hew to the now-dominant Culture of Death, those you see on the news who are protesting over … what exactly? Surprisingly, it also includes those who gloat over “their guy’s” electoral victory, and those who don’t care enough to make a real Choice. When you see people lost in the delusion that Trump and his supporters are their enemies, people lost in fear and anger, lost in irrational and ill-considered actions designed to bring back the world they had before Trump, you are seeing people still attached to that Old World. It is this world that is dying. Its institutions and even its infrastructure have become fatally fragile, even as the hearts of the people it has ensnared are lost to love and God. If you are attached to that world, to your perks, your power, your money, then what happens to you when that Old World dies and is swept away into history?

      The New World is still mostly hidden from normal view, yet it is arising like water slowly seeping into and filling up a previously dry stream bed. At this time it is rarely a physical place and so is best characterized as a place of the heart. We Choose this world when we choose love instead of hate, calmness and peace instead of anger, and compassion for others instead of fear. Most importantly, it comes into existence when we act through our hearts in this state. When we acknowledge God and a Culture of Life. When we pause to consider our next step so that we have the best chance of making it our next *right* step. When we trust, relax, and remain hopeful and optimistic in the midst of trouble. When we as sherpas reach out to those who are operating under the delusions of the Old World and gently pull someone, even just one person, out of the Mob and lead them toward Life.

      We don’t get magically teleported into this new world. We create it every moment of every day by living *as*if* we are already in that world. As more and more people Choose to live this way, the New World creates itself around us, or better yet, God and Mary can create it around us with power and grace. Each of us who Chooses this world is like a little island of that new world, a little lantern, in the midst of the darkness of the Old. Get enough of us together, and the New is all around, and God and Mary can bring the dawn.

      Charlie has said that Gabriel insisted we must all Choose … or perish. We must Choose between the New World … or the Old. We must Choose to open to grace … or not. What you choose today determines whether you live this day in the New World … or in the Old.

      What do your thoughts, emotions and actions tell you about what you are *actually* choosing today, compared to what you say or think you are choosing? That is a question each of us must answer every day.

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      • Barb Watry says:

        Thank you SteveBC. You have described this beautifully. I pray that I can do and be just as you describe, trusting in our Lord and our Holy Mother Mary, to bring that New to the place He has placed me.
        God bless all here.

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      • billbad42 says:

        Amen Steve and Beckita, AMEN!

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      • Barb421 says:

        this is so fascinating, the way you put it, Steve, and I was just thinking the same today, about those who gloat over their guy’s victory…I do think we’re all on the same page here…

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      • Beckita says:

        Amen, SteveBC. Beautifully said!

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      • tinabarry says:

        Steve you really have a handle on this concept of the new vs. old world. It seems so much more clearer to me now to me. Thank you.

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      • Kati says:

        VERY well stated, Steve BC!!!!!!!! We are all being called to live in the Divine Will 24/7.

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      • janet says:

        A wonderful discription, Steve. I’ll copy some of this, if I may?

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      • SanSan says:

        Thank you for such insight Steve B.C.

        This may seem simplistic to what you wrote, but that’s how I feel about not joining in with anything that smells of the old world…..like Superbowl Sunday. Every year there’s a big Superbowl Sunday party somewhere, that my husband would like to go to. I’ve been at some of these in the past, and it’s a lot of people, a lot of drinking, watching X-rated commericals and halftimes that they show during the game. I never liked it, but went to make my husband happy. This year, I’m not going again and he’s been trying to tell me that we need to go, to be a “witness” to others (just by being there)……….well I disagree. And, he says, the few of the 100 people attending will be family members that we could say hello to……..well I disagree. If we want to see our family members we can invite them for lunch or dinner.

        Anyway, I don’t want any part of the “old world”, Lord have Mercy, it took me most of my adult life to wake up and run from it all. I don’t watch TV, go to movies, etc etc like I use to because they are all so wrapped up with evil. I’m not worried about falling, but to see souls around me dropping like flies, it hurts tremendously to know that Our Lord is not worshiped as much as a superbowl.

        Thank you Jesus for accepting me back into the flock!

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        • SteveBC says:

          SanSan, I find myself with mixed feelings to this comment you’ve made. Mark Mallett talks of avoiding the near-occasion to sin, and your comment certainly outlines your commitment to such avoidance. Yet Charlie has also pointed out that a categorical approach can be taken too far, thus resulting in its own form of harm.

          First, to say we should be in the world but not of it recognizes that even with the best of intentions, we constantly rub elbows with the Old World and its many near-occasions of sin. Recognizing this and calmly accepting its necessity can sometimes be better than strongly reacting with rejection of all of it. Being in a state of rejection reduces the space for love. Jesus spent much of His time with those in sin, in venues that were clearly chock-full of near-occasions to sin. He did it with love, with a desire to save. And He calmly and without rejection did what was right while He was with those people in those locations. Any person may pursue God in any circumstances, and God will find and protect that person. No matter what you do, if you do it with love and with God ever present as your goal, you will be fine in any milieu.

          Second, you state that you do not worry about falling, yet if I know anything from my progress through life, everyone should always hold in their minds to strive not to fall. The satan can get under just about anyone’s skin, and to think you won’t fall is to provide him a way in. Charlie has cautioned everyone, including conservatives, never to assume that one cannot be deceived and led astray. If you hurt when you see others not worship God as much as a football game, the one thing you can do in compensation is to love all the more and pray for those who love incorrectly. Worry less about them and more about holding to a good and gentle path yourself, and you will be less likely to open up that particular avenue of deception.

          I obviously am not you. My words are only cautionary, and I am fully aware that you must call the shots as you see them. As the one speaking about old worlds and new worlds, perhaps I should also avoid the Super Bowl. I know exactly what you’re talking about in regards to bad advertisements and half time malarkey. Yet I have been invited to a Super Bowl party at the home of two people I know here who are profoundly Christian, and I have accepted their invitation. I will go in the spirit in which they have invited me, and we will see the Good and turn aside from the bad to the extent we are able. I consider such time spent sharing with these friends time well spent. I suspect I will spend more time talking with them and with my other friends there than looking at the screen. And if it gets to be too much, I will gently take my leave. 🙂

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          • SanSan says:

            thank you Steve…..I would surely want to go if the party was with my “profoundly Christian friends” (ah, they are not)……

            I live in the SF Bay Area, so I truely understand about–“Worry less about them and more about holding to a good and gentle path yourself, and you will be less likely to open up that particular avenue of deception”. It’s a tightrope here.

            I understand what you mean and I will take your advice under consideration. I really don’t want to go. I just rather not participate.

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          • SteveBC says:

            SanSan, I lived in the Bay Area for 35 years until 2010 when events essentially kicked me out of there. I find I don’t miss it. The 1970s and most of the 1980s were wonderful, but so much has gone off the rails there since.

            In no way am I saying you “should” go, only that you not stay away from something out of angry rejection. If you don’t want to go because it’s not pleasant and so on, feel free not to go! 🙂

            I once met a couple who played together in a little band in Las Vegas not because they were enthralled with LV and into its scene but because by playing their band there, they provided a haven of serenity to the very mixed up people who came to LV to gamble, only to lose, and who needed a little serenity in their lives. It was truly an act of mercy on the part of this couple. In fact there are many possible reasons to go or not to go to events like the Super Bowl. Find the best one for you and then stick to it!

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          • Doug says:

            Steve, this is very touching.

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          • Doug says:

            Well SanSan, being in the SF Bay area has its own challenges for sure.

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          • Doug says:

            Oh. And did you mention Steve that our team is playing in the super bowl too 😎

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          • Doug says:

            Seriously though, I usually skip the half time show. I have no interest. Some of the commercials are OK and quite creative too. We have a small group coming to our house. Most likely we will discuss our faith and Charlie.

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      • theresa323 says:

        Thank you Beckita and Steve, you are both such a sign of Hope. So let us all let go of this old world and looking forward to the renewed earth, which has been promised.
        You can see our old institutions crumbling before our eyes.
        It is not an easy road, but through God’s Divine Providence , let us pray we all survive the storm.

        Oh Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to Thee.

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  15. wbbatley@aol.com says:

    Thank you! Beautiful!

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  16. Mary says:

    I know this is off topic, but, the image of the Miraculous Medal posted at the end of your article is a false image. The image of the back side is not correct. In the original image the Cross and the M are inseparable. That is part of what makes the image “miraculous”. In your picture the Cross is resting on the M, not intertwined, therefore it is a false image of the medal. Sorry, but I thought your should know.

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    • Beckita says:

      Mary, if you can, copy and enlarge the medal as portrayed in the image. You will then clearly see the intertwined aspect which shows this is not a false image of the medal. Surely, the artist expresses a non-traditional representation of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Personally, I appreciate the emphasis on grace which I interpreted in the style the rays are painted. I also love the brilliance of the halo of Our Mother Full of Grace. As you can see from my three posts, I’m also partial to rich color.

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    • Julia says:

      @Mary. The name we all give to the Miraculous Medal is not because of the Cross and the M on the back of the medal.

      The correct title for the medal is, ‘The Medal of the Immaculate Conception.’

      This medal came to be known as the Miraculous Medal because of the astonishing number of miracles reported when it was worn. I understand many, many miracles were reported by soldiers during the war, when their lives were in danger and they were miraculously rescued. Just sharing what I was told many years ago.

      I believe there are many stories of miraculous help through praying while wearing the medal, saying the Memorarae I believe Mother Theresa used an emergency novena of 9 Memorarae’s one after the other. With the Miraculous Medal as well that must be powerful.
      And it can be worn around the neck on a piece of pure wool rather than silver or gold chain.

      O Mary Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen.

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      • Mary says:

        Julia, I agree with you. The Miraculous Medal is miraculous due to the power of God that it wields. What I am saying is that just like the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is used by God to bring about miracles so is the Miraculous Medal. Agreed. That being said, there are certain aspects to the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that we are unable to explain and therefore miraculous, like the colors are not found in nature, the eye on the original image has a living eye reflective of the scene when St. Juan Diego presented the roses to the bishop, the cactus fibers have never decayed etc. So it is with the Miraculous Medal. The back side of the medal, designed by Our Blessed Mother herself, has a miraculous aspect to it just like the Tilma. The Cross and the M cannot be separated no matter what direction you move the Cross you cannot separate it from the M. An image that does not reflect that is a false image. Do not wear a M. Medal unless it has the original design on it. Cardinal Burke warned us explicitly about this when he was the Archbishop of St. Louis.

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        • Beckita says:

          Well, Mary, somehow I misunderstood the medal to which you referred as I thought you meant the gold medal in the last image with Our Lady. As you note, there was a slight variation in the original stand alone medal which I included with my post. It was an easy fix to delete the first medal image and insert the deisgn as originally struck. Thank you.

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  17. Phillip Frank says:

    Beckita,
    I like your reflection on SteveBC’s comments, especially his denotatation of what being a Sherpa entails.
    I liken this new course for us as the way Jesus thwarted the 5000 after He fed them with the 5 loaves and 2 fish they, in their hysteria over this miracle, wanted to make Him king l. He quickly quieted them with His command for them to “eat His body and drink His blood” and because of this mystery they quickly abandoned Him as it was “too hard” to follow.
    Jesus then turned to his disciples (future sherpas) and ask if they too will leave Him. They, of course, did not.
    So we, who’s are still here, have chosen the discipleship (Sherpaship?) of TDL. We have choosen not to abandon TNRS and to trudge on IN the world but not OF the world!

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  18. Karlos says:

    “Blessed are the peacemakers…” – through these words Jesus assured us, we who remain on duty in this world…the Church Militant…of the eternal reward we shall earn by promoting and encouraging ethically sound, just, non-violent settlement of disputes between humans of all stripes. Perhaps we are now being called to prayer and to do whatever else we can to try to assure that only non-violent, peaceful means are employed by the folks who may be legitimatately upset by certain shocking, perhaps unjust, possibly even illegal, policies that our new national leadership has been churning out lately. We must also pray for our temporal leaders that they may be inspired to utilize ethically sound, less confrontational, and/or authoritarian, self-righteous, arrogant, dictatorial methods as they pursue civil and social reforms, and productive peaceful international relations. Their failure to do so may severely undermine their ability to accomplish some of the good things they/we hope to accomplish during their temporal terms of office. We certainly are experiencing a very turbulent Storm! Much for which to pray, trust and TNRS as we bravely march toward eternal LIFE!

    MARY, Queen of Peace, PRAY FOR US…PLEASE!

    May you and Charlie, our chief shirpa, be showered in God’s abundant mercy for all your faithful efforts and prayerful guidance. SHALOM🙏

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    • Beckita says:

      Thank you, Karlos. The Storm surely does intensify and prayer is as needed as ever while we live the heart of the message here by acknowledging God, taking those NRSteps and being a sign of Hope. In this, we embrace our call to being God’s peacemakers.

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  19. Patty says:

    Thank you Diane – That is what we are called to do in this time of the storm.
    Please pray for Deacon Joe Coen of St. Augustine’s Church, Des Moines, Iowa who was stabbed this morning in their chapel by an unknown woman. The report says his wounds are survivable and we praise God for that. May we pray for this woman who is in error and lost at the moment. Please God, direct her home and all others who are perpetrating violence. May we all cling to you and your grace when the storm comes close to us. Amen

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  20. gospamir81 says:

    Ahhh, I love Rue du Bac. I have been so blessed to have been able to visit on a number of different occasions. Thank you for your reminder to be open to the Lord’s ever present grace. I am a mental health professional who counsels the poor. The majority of my patients have suffered grave traumas as little children. I often share the message of God’s grace and encourage them to pray for the grace to be able to forgive and to heal. Most of them have never heard of grace. I use the analogy of a bottle floating in the ocean. The water is God’s grace. Waves toss the bottle around and sometimes submerge it in the water (grace) but never fully. When the lid is removed from the bottle, the water flows in and it becomes fully immersed in the water (grace). God’s grace is always around us. It’s up to each one of us to remove our own lid, to allow ourselves to be completely immersed in His grace. In your goodness, I ask that you offer up a prayer for my patients’ healing. Our Lady of the Grace, pray for us. Our Lady of Tepeyac, pray for us.

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  21. homesteading heart says:

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder Beckita! Praying for graces, and pleading for restoration and the promised era of peace.

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  22. Al says:

    I attach my miraculous medal to my brown scapular so I don’t have to worry about getting things entangled.

    My morning thoughts:

    When I look at world, all liberal movements have become heretical against everything Christian. It seems to me that since Communism couldn’t win a direct attack in the world, so it choose to infect the liberal movements in the world. True liberalism from the past is dying from communist cancer…

    The liberal media are communist traitors, the liberal governments of the world including Trudeau in Canada will all try to sabotage US recovery & president Trump. These are part of the problem thstOur Lady referred to”Russia would spread it’s errors throughout the world”

    In the end the Immaculate Heart would triumph…

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  23. When I lived in England back in the 50’s I received a little plastic pocket shrine with OL of Grace and the Hail Mary prayer. That was the first Catholic gift I received and I was still a Prot. then.
    It goes with me every where in my wallet. I wonder how many graces I have received and don’t know about. Probably hundreds from our beloved Mother.
    Thanks for the Post, Beckita!

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  24. Connie Beckman says:

    Beckita,
    Thank you for this beautiful inspirational piece. It reminds me to always ask for the graces I need for this day from our Lady. We need as you say to let go of the “old” world and to live kindness and mercy each day. In order for me to live kindness and mercy each day, I need to speed time at the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to be filled with His healing rays of love. God bless you this day and your faithfulness to the Truth.

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  25. Michael says:

    “…I suggest that you let go of your desire to fix the current world and leave that to God.”

    The entire quote from SteveBC is extremely insightful. When the era of peace comes, it will not be because Trump was elected or inaugurated. In fact, Trump’s actions, like Obama’s, may play a big role in the coming purgation (or worst of the storm). Our entire culture is sick and all of it needs healing. We need healing. I’m beginning to think that what comes to start the worst of the worst will be something that brings us together the way a terrible disaster forces people to put aside their differences. And God’s actions in the midst of it will open hearts and out of the ashes will come this new order. What is to come in the short term will be horrible enough, and the new order replacing it will be such a blessing in contrast, that the earth won’t want to turn back for many, many generations to come.

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    • Beckita says:

      Great to hear from you, Michael. I readily see that coming difficulties will be an opportunity to Love as we unite and assist each other. This very thought is the essence of what Charlie has fostered here. It is the essence of the core message: Acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope. Those who have come here have been inspired to integrate this core message as a way of life, even now, in the escalating confusion and division. God bless you.

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    • Julia says:

      @Michael. I don’t recall Charlie talking about a new order. Maybe I missed something.

      I understand we hope to live to see a renewed earth. And a new world as in renewed in Grace and Peace and Hope from Heaven. Of course I may have misunderstood. But what concerns me is people might mistake ‘a new order’ as the same thing people refer to as ‘The New World Order.’ This latter title is what the antichrist and his minions hope to achieve if they are successful in bringing their order out of chaos.

      I think we need to be aware so as not to misinform newcomers to the Judo/Christian perspective of the times in which we live. Just my humble opinion. In Peace.

      Trust, Do, Love.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Julia, like you I am leery of anything that smacks of “The New World Order.” Usually, those who use that term mean something that makes me uncomfortable. However, Michael has a good point. Charlie has stated many times that when we have been Rescued, the world itself will be the same. We will still need houses and grocery stores, still need to get work to earn money to pay bills and help our family, and so on. The difference will be that our hearts will be changed profoundly. All about us will be the same places and roads and buildings but because we will be different, the world of human society will be a transformed world. Call it a new order, or a New World, or whatever makes sense, it will be transformed because we will be transformed.

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        • Michael says:

          SteveBC, you have it correct. I am referring to the period of peace some may call the rescue, others the reign of the Immaculate Heart and still others refer to is as the kingdom of the Divine Will. I saw a quote from Augustine that references seven roughly 1,000 year periods in human history and the last of these, the seventh, would be a period of rest for the Church before the end of the world. Some argue that is to what Scripture refers when it talks about The Beast being chained for 1,000 years. Of course I’m only speculating, but I personally believe there will be a purge of the “old order”, our current world, and then a glorious sabbath day for the Church will follow. We shall see.

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  26. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    Beckita,

    Beautiful column. Great words from Steve BC. Much to ponder, here. I read this column this morning, and said to myself, “[w]ell, if there are these unasked for graces, let start asking for some.” So, I started off asking for the grace of a good confession and a priest showed up in my law office and problem solved, thanks to the Holy Immaculate Theotokos!

    Where did this picture come from? It is beautiful and I can just stare at it and pray. A true western icon.

    Speaking of graces, May our Lady grant my friend Mick the grace she needs the most!

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    • Mick says:

      Thank you very much, James. I wonder which grace I need the most? I’ll have to ponder and pray about that one…. And may God richly bless you and yours, through the intercession of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception. 🙂

      Out of curiosity, what type of law do you practice? And a priest walks into your office after you pray for the grace to make a good Confession? How cool is THAT?

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      • James Ignatius McAuley says:

        Mick, I am just a country lawyer inan area that is part of Appalachia. I follow the mantras of”work to live'” not “live to work.” I do a lot of work with the elderly (going to hospitals, nursing homes and in home visits as needed), wills, estates and real estate transactions. I have the blessing of being able to walk to work and have my kids walk from school to my office. Not much money, but I get by on God’s grace.

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        • Mick says:

          Sounds wonderful, James. If I were still practicing, I’d want to be like you and be doing what you’re doing. God bless you for all the good you do for your clients and for your family. 🙂

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          • jtbrannigan says:

            Well, it seems I am surrounded here by fellow attorneys. St. Thomas More must be smiling.
            My children are now grown but my wife and also made some difficult decisions when they were young. My wife did not work after our first child came and was home for fifteen years until the youngest went to school full time. Then she returned to teaching. I left work in the city to open a practice in a small town three miles from our house. The money was far less, but the grace was being able to be present as our children grew. So many nights together at dinner, school plays, church events, that would have been missed if I had to commute to the city.
            Hold fast to what you have, James. Many days it can be hard, but you are blessed. From experience I can tell you, having been led to put family before career, is one of the graces God gave to me for which I am most grateful.
            JT

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          • Doug says:

            Ah yes JT. A noble sacrifice indeed and also for Mick and James. I have always said you can get a second shot at your career, but you only get one shot with your kids (as I am experiencing this first hand now that my kids are all grown up). I have heard some say why bother get a degree if you never use it? Well, I never view this as a waste be cause we are all teachers of our children and there is always opportunity later.

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          • Mick says:

            JT, you rock! How blessed are your wife and your children because of the choices that you and she have made. 🙂

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        • James Ignatius McAuley says:

          Thank you, Mick, Doug. and JTBrannigan for the words of encouragement. I reflected on your comments and realized how much time I have to spend with my children and my parents as a result. As the beatles said, “Money can’t buy me love.” I have learned the lesson, “The Lord will provide.” He always does. God bless you all.

          Doug, I really like that line – that you get a second shot at a career, but not your kids. That is one I will have to remember.

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          • MarieUrsula says:

            James and other village lawyers: One of my brothers always wanted to be a lawyer (we have a lot of them in the ancestral and extended family), so that’s what he became. For many years he worked in a big-city law firm and became the managing partner. He once told me, “I’m a working fool.”

            Several years ago, he and his wife ~ also a lawyer ~ decided to move back to what my brother considers his hometown (not the place where I live ~ the place where our family moved when my twin and I were about nine). They bought the office on the corner that had always been a law office. His old school buddies and their parents bring their legal needs to him. His wife works in a regulatory department for a health system about 10 miles away.

            Their two little boys can walk to the office after school and hang out, do their homework, walk to the bakery for a treat, etc. They live not far from one of my sisters, with nieces and nephews nearby. My brother really loves this life of connectedness, and it is so good for intergenerational family bonding.

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          • Doug says:

            That’s neat MU!

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          • Mick says:

            Sister, your brother and his wife are my heroes. 🙂

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    • Beckita says:

      James, I found the image on a search which led me to Pinterest but I cannot find the original source or artist’s name. I like your description: a true western icon. (PS I’m an icon gazer as well and I love entering the scene in prayer.)

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  27. waltherchuck says:

    Thank you Bekita, truly you were inspired and have conveyed much more than just the words convey. Charles Walther ; In union of Prayer +​

    On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 4:29 PM, The Next Right Step wrote:

    > Beckita posted: ” How surprised I was to read Anne’s comment last night. > She found a book of fiction entitled, Storm and Grace. The very topic I’ve > been pondering, from several perspectives, for this post! For more > than twenty-five years, I’ve enjoyed the privelege of ” >

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  28. tinabarry says:

    Thank you SteveBC for your comment. It was a good thing to hear that I MUST CHOOSE to live in the new world loving and serving people through Christ’s and Our Lady’s heart, or get caught up in the old decaying world. It opened my eyes immediately. The whole post is wonderful. I have to continue to ask for those graces that are just sitting there waiting for me and all the people I speak to. Pray, pray, pray! My daily prayer is that Our Lady will transform my heart. Lord make my heart like unto yours! I cannot rescue the world, but I can help the few people God puts on my heart today, just for today!

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  29. Jeff kulik says:

    Beckita. You mentioned in this blog that you have had the opportunity to study the many Marian apparitions around the world. Even though it has not been officially approved by the Church do you have any thoughts about Garabandal?

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    • Beckita says:

      I believe Garabandal is authentic, Jeff. I have always believed in the traditional interpretation yet as I began to better see and understand that intrepretation of prophecy can be more complex than what it initially appears to be, my heart was open to receive this piece which is rich with understandings concerning interpretation: https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/189/

      Charlie has often stated that hearts are being revealed in the events we are living now. This provides an ongoing warning or unveiling of truth to which we all choose how we respond. Perhaps the primary example here is the unmasking of the horrors conducted by Planned Parenthood which were revealed via the work of the brave David Daleiden and his associates. Some chose the path of conversion in response to the videos. Others doubled down and tripled down, clinging to the lies surrounding abortion itself and the abortion industry.

      I do continue to believe there will be a moment in time when a universal Warning will occur. At the same time, I have completely surrendered the details to God’s Providence. That said, I continue to follow in the footsteps of Our Lady who, the Scriptures tell us, pondered everything in her heart.

      I just realized I focused my reply on the Warning part of Garabandal. It was also at Garabandal that Our Lady asked us to focus on her Son in His Eucharistic Presence (Acknowledge God)… to live good lives (be a sign of hope)… to arrive at our Heavenly Home with hands filled with good deeds (NRSteps)… she encouraged sacrifices and penance…Our Lady also spoke of a great chastisement and great miracle.

      I’m smiling as I just wrote one of my best friends this message:”I, too, wonder how everything that’s authentic will be woven together in God’s Masterpiece of purification and Rescue. What has been or will continue to be mitigated due to prayer? What things will be diminished due to people falling on their knees and turning back to God? What surprises will God introduce? What will be fulfilled differently because it was misinterpreted?”

      Jeff, not sure if you’ve been a reader for a while. I don’t think I’ve seen you comment so welcome to commenting. If you haven’t yet read this, it’s another foundational piece for considering interpretation of prophecy: https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/through-a-glass-darkly/

      God bless you, Jeff, and all in this community.

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  30. Patricia says:

    Hi Beckita,
    Not sure if this link will work.
    http://www.debka.com/article/25908/
    It is an article re Putin putting the Russian military on hold: “The decision was taken shortly after the Kremlin was notified that US President Donald Trump had agreed to join forces with President Vladimir Putin in Syria” to fight ISSI.
    Wonder where we heard that before? Spoiler: Charlie wrote, two or so years ago, that the US would join forces with Russia to fight ISSI. No one saw that one coming even six months ago.
    Hope everyone is well.

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    • Beckita says:

      Interesting, Patricia. Thanks for the spoiler. We need to be reminded and it helps our new readers.

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    • Joe says:

      Sorry Patricia and Beckita, the prophecy is thus:

      – The alliance between Russia and the U.S. to lead the Judeo-Christian world to endure the confrontation with China

      Not ISIS, but China. So obviously the peaceful transfer of power happening didn’t change your thoughts on the “Storm” Charlie is unreliable and has bowed out as such. Honorable, but unreliable in prophesy. Please stop harboring the continuation of Charlie’s prophecies, when it is clear they are unreliable. Yes, continue a community of building each other up and encouraging each other to take TNRS in our individual situations, but as hard as it may seem, we must stop with this.

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      • Beckita says:

        Joe, I see no conflict in the general sweep of what is to come in this Storm should an alliance form between the US and Russia *before* we confront China. If the US and Russia do ally to accomplish the fall of political Islam, I would rejoice. The Plan belongs to God and we follow His Lead as we continue to build community here and prophecy unfolds.

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        • Joe says:

          Beckita, you confirmed Patricia is saying that Charlie predicted the US and Russia will team up and defeat ISIS. Charlie did not predict this…

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          • Beckita says:

            You are correct, Joe, that the public prophesy is: The alliance between Russia and the U.S. to lead the Judeo-Christian world to endure the confrontation with China. Another public prophecy is: The confrontation with and fall of political Islam. I affirmed Patricia’s post of the newslink and her statements as I readily see God could well be forming the alliance between our country and Russia even now.

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        • Joe says:

          And “as prophecy unfolds”…you are continuing to believe in a self proclaimed unreliable “prophet”. Stop with the nonsense. Continue TNRS without the prophecy aspect; it has proven itself unreliable.

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          • Beckita says:

            Joe, you have every right to discern Charlie is not authentic. You have no right to correct anyone on this blog for his/her personal discernment.

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          • Doug says:

            Joe, have you read Jonah? He was told by God to tell the Ninevites that God was going to destroy Nineveh. It did not happen. The Ninevites repented. There was no talking of repent or else from Jonah. It just did not happen as God told Jonah. Was Jonah a false prophet? Is there a possibility that God changed his mind due to our response? To view prophesy as an absolute is very fatalistic. I am glad Charlie’s initial prophesy has not come to pass. This does not change his core message one bit which is to acknowledge God and take the next right steps. Blessings!

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          • Joe says:

            Beckita, I don’t mean to offend, but since Charlie himself said he unreliable, I figured this site would continue as such. Again, I am OBVIOUSLY wrong. You all want to continue with his prophecy as being true then good on you. I’m not going to convince you otherwise; that “discernment” is up to y’all.

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          • Beckita says:

            Joe, thank you for this. It takes a brave heart to be humble and true to self when discerning differently than those who remain here. I respect you and your decision. For what it’s worth, I don’t view you as wrong. I believe discernment is a process. Perhaps, as we move along in the current cresting confusion, your discernment will bring you back. Perhaps, there are people now here who will discern differently in the future about what goes on here and take a break. God grants each one that freedom.

            I want you to know you’re welcome here – even with a differing view. You’ve mentioned that the core message of taking NRSteps upon which this blog has been built has been helpful for you. We’ll continue engaging in discussions with this message as bed rock while we ever move forward. Among issues and concerns which are brought forth for discussion, be they personal, national or of worldwide import, we’ll also highlight spiritual ways we can be part of bringing and engaging in the Rescue which has actually been mentioned in approved private revelation in addition to Charlie’s prophecy.

            Finally, I’m praying for you – not from an attitude of better than – from a heart that intimately knows the heartache of intense personal storms and I care very much that you are strengthened for what God is allowing in your life. I pray you are imbued with Christ’s Peace amidst the trials and I place you in the Mantle of Mary for her intercession in your life that all your hopes, wishes and dreams come true, in God’s Perfect will for you. God bless you, Joe.

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          • janet says:

            Prophecy of Jonah Chapter Three

            “And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and God had mercy with regard to the evil which he had said that he would do to them, and he did it not.”

            God heard the prayers of His people from all over the world. I had many friends praying here in England for Donald Trump to win the election because I knew he would defund Planned Parenthood etc. God heard our prayers and not those who wanted no change in the abortion laws.

            “And Jonas was exceedingly troubled, and was angry:” (His concern was lest he should pass for a false prophet) [2] “And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil. [3] And now, O Lord, I beseech thee take my life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live. [4] And the Lord said: Dost thou think thou hast reason to be angry? [5] Then Jonas went out of the city, and sat toward the east side of the city: and he made himself a booth there, and he sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would befall the city.”

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          • Just a sojourner says:

            Joe
            I liked Doug’s comparing Jonah’s given prophesy to Nineveh which contained no caveat and it puts me in mind with Fatima which did and people did not respond as required.. Also, appearing to getting something wrong on one thing does not mean that Charlie got everything wrong. God has a plan. I am pleased you still adhere to TNRS as we all should as it is the central message. All else is meant to support that.

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      • Patricia says:

        Joe,
        Just checking but why do you feel the need to tell us Charlie is unreliable? Do you think we do not have a brain? Do you think we do not have discretion? Do you think we are not of the age of majority to reason? Is it that you have control issues? Or is it that you are a fake? Or, are you the domineering type?
        I have read Charlie from the start. Charlie said if he was wrong about Trump being the next reliable leader he would bow out. He did and that makes him honorable. However, it does not make his other statements wrong thereby making him unreliable as a prophet. Scores of Catholic mystics have been wrong on events with Father Gobbi just one. However, it does not make them “unreliable” overall.
        So may I suggest that you not tell me what to “harbor”. That is my business not yours.

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        • Joe says:

          Patricia, the “harboring” comment was directed at Beckita, as she is now the moderator of this blog.

          If I have spoken falsely against you, please point out where. Otherwise, the name calling, blatant generalizations and insinuations are unproductive in this dialogue. How about you take a breath and count to ten before trying to insult me next time?

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          • SteveBC says:

            As I moderate comments this afternoon, I have here three comments, one from Joe to which I am replying and two from others of various tone. I personally have felt that a few of the comments published by others after Joe published his first comment have gone at least a bit over the line. This one from Joe doesn’t help, although its point is possibly well taken.

            Perhaps I’m being overly sensitive to tone because I am new to this, now that Charlie has gone into watchful retirement. However, neither Beckita nor I want to see anyone expressing an opinion that is clear and without malice – whether right or wrong – attacking or being attacked by others afterward. We all owe a duty to each other *and* to ourselves to remain of generous and forgiving disposition even as people elsewhere in the world become less and less civil. Otherwise, who are we to give succor to others caught in delusion? We practice here what we will use out there. Let us not practice error.

            I want everyone to calm down. If you’ve made a comment that is over the edge, please feel free to apologize. If not, then let’s observe my mother’s nostrum that if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all. Note that this applies to personal attacks and negative language, not to reasoned debate related to whatever point is in question at the time. Vigorous discussions are something Beckita and I definitely encourage. Personal attacks or insults or accusatory language, not so much.

            I’m now going to Approve all three comments. I’m not sure I will approve later comments on this thread if they don’t have the right tone. Remember always: we need to practice now what we will preach out there later.

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          • Beckita says:

            Thank you, Steve. It’s true. Tone matters and tone at TNRS has a history of entering into discussions with respect for each other. You’ve captured the true intent of this forum:
            “…let’s observe my mother’s nostrum that if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all. Note that this applies to personal attacks and negative language, not to reasoned debate related to whatever point is in question at the time. Vigorous discussions are something Beckita and I definitely encourage. Personal attacks or insults or accusatory language, not so much”.

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          • Patricia says:

            Joe,
            I asked you 8 questions that you fail to answer. Ignoring your statement that the “harboring” comment was directed to Beckita (reserving the right to discuss that later), you ask “if I have spoken falsely against you, please point out where”. No where in the post does it accuse you of that. However, “name calling, blatant generalizations and insinuations are unproductive in this dialogue” is correct. So please do not continue to do so. However, it would be appreciated if you would at least attempt to answer the 7 questions.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Patricia and Joe, please let this go. I think this is a time when it is best to forgive, forget, and move on.

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          • Beckita says:

            I took pause before deciding to release the final comments and I agree, SteveBC. What has been said has been said. Time to forgive, forget and move on.

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      • jj says:

        Joe,
        If you think we are not going into a major conflict with China, you need a history lesson. Without any reference Charlie’s stuff at all, just with the sweep of current and recent events, it is almost unavoidable. And history tells us that China and Russia will not be allies, even if they appear to start out that way. They are historical and territorial adversaries. From a strictly temporal viewpoint, this is a collision course.

        It’s funny how adamant you are about Charlie’s “unreliability”, do you hold yourself to the same standard in your professional life as you hold him (and he holds himself)?

        Personally, I’m a pragmatist, we’ll see what happens, and deal with it one little step at a time. I don’t have faith in Charlie, never did, but it is refreshing to find someone speaking objective and obvious truth, so we read on, as it were. We give honor to someone who has been helpful in keeping us on the right track. But Honor and Faith are for the Triune God.

        We wait on the Lord…
        Holy Mary, Mother of God, The Immaculate Conception, Pray for us!

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        • Joe says:

          Jj, history is a wonderful place to start. How about the 1960’s? There was social upheaval, rioting, sexual revolution, Vatican II which changed the church overnight and caused MAJOR disruption and confusion among the faithful, then on the polital side of things, a president was ASSASSINATED for crying out loud and then the decade ends with major casualties in the Vietnam war. Those things actually happened, not “about to” or “are inevitable” or “almost unavoidable”. They happened. You can look at any point in the last 100 years and see conflicts or rumors of war. Today is no different, except for the prophecy you have in the back of your head when a sensationalist media points you to “unavoidable” war with (fill in the blank between Russia and North Korea this decade, Iraq and Afghanistan last decade, etc., etc.). Do you know how much of the US debt China holds? Over $1 Trillion…that’s Trillion…with a T. You think they are going to go to war with us? That would be like committing suicide twice (militarily and economically). It would sink them. You would think that they know better, but I guess we all know what happens when we assume 😉

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          • jj says:

            Joe,
            I’m not entirely sure I understand what point you are making by pointing out the major events of the last 60 or so years. If you were to really dig into the details of these historical events, you would find there were individuals who correctly predicted all of these events, you would also find individuals who missed it entirely, you would also (i would guess) find individuals who straddled the fence and got it both correct and incorrect.

            The point I was making, perhaps I did so poorly, is that I could foresee a coming conflict (never said war) with China before I ever read what Charlie wrote (was told, saw, whatever, doesn’t matter how he came into the information). In the same vein, I could see an obvious scenario whereby the new President was denied office if it wasn’t Hillary (Yes, I know it didn’t happen). Before I read Charlie’s blog I could conceive of the non-transfer of power, although I felt it was remote. However, the conflict with China is, I believe, unavoidable due to the unbelievable arrogance of Chinese, European, Japanese and US leadership as evidenced by actions all over the world, time and time again in the last several years. If Obama had stayed in office, I would have guessed that the threat of a major conflict with China would be greatly reduced because he would simply bend over and take it from them (you know, he bows to all foreign leaders). With Trump (or Hillary, had she won) that is not the case at all. Neither of them will take that type of provocation lying down.

            As far as the US debt held by China, their actions in the financial world to unseat the dollar as the world’s primary currency (which would guarantee the collapse of the dollar, at least temporarily) show that they are completely unconcerned with that issue.

            I have also been told by Chinese immigrants (friends, not unknown individuals on the internet) that the Chinese really do consider themselves invincible, a very dangerous attitude indeed.

            As I pointed out in my previous comment, it is refreshing to have your viewpoint acknowledged publicly and so we read on and comment and discuss it with like (or similarly) minded people in a respectful forum.

            I really don’t understand your vitriol on this issue, maybe you are one of those who “lost thousands of dollars” trying to prepare for events that you were specifically advised not to try to prepare for or perhaps you have been burned by shysters in the past and, therefore, react badly if you perceive someone to be a con artist, I don’t know. But, to my admittedly limited knowledge of Charlie’s writing (I have only read what is available on his blog for the last 6 months or so), he has always been upfront and very direct in his writing and answers direct questions with direct answers. He has been incorrect, to be certain, but he has fulfilled his publicly stated commitment with absolute integrity. That said, please remember that being incorrect is not a sin, nor does it make you an untrustworthy person, it only means you are not perfect. That is a condition that we all share.

            So, as I stated in my previous comment…
            We wait on the Lord…
            Holy Mary, Mother of God, The Immaculate Conception, Pray for us!

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      • SteveBC says:

        Joe, I do understand your desire to frame Charlie’s situation as one of failure. I have spent time myself analyzing the effects of this error in particular but also looking at how slowly some of his other prophecies have taken to develop. You should consider a few points before you dismiss him as a prophet.

        First, there is a reason why the Church does not generally judge any alleged prophet until after his or her mission or even their life is over. The totality of their work and the effect of that work on others cannot adequately be judged until the totality actually exists. Charlie has provided truly massive amounts of material since the mid-1990s to three spiritual directors, and the most of it is not something you and I are currently privy to. He has said repeatedly that he has released publicly only a small fraction of his work. Rest assured, his spiritual directors would have long since cut him off if there were reasons to do so.

        Second, you are not viewing prophecy in general in a fully correct way. All prophets make errors. Some make many errors, some make fewer, some errors are large, some small, some complete and others wrong in timing. Yet they are still considered prophets by the Church once evaluated after their mission is complete. Since you do not know what is in Charlie’s archives, you cannot expect to judge his accuracy or the validity of his claim to be a prophet.

        Third, prophecy is not designed to give you or any of us a distinct road to follow. Such would eliminate our exercise of free will, which God is scrupulous in honoring. Rather, prophecy is designed to exhort us to change. The indistinctness of most prophecy allows a degree of freedom for us to change and to some degree invalidate the prophecy. In the case of Charlie’s inauguration day error, the people of the United States made a shockingly unexpected choice. Suddenly, prayer has returned to the public square, along with other significant changes. This was a low-probability event that changed higher-probability previous prophecies. Charlie held to what he had been shown in years past, and his visitors did not correct him. That is a very curious fact, one which is more fruitful for analysis than counting coup on an error.

        Fourth, time in prophecy is at best difficult to assign, and when a mitigation occurs, that becomes even harder. At that point one must look at the larger picture and see how the parts still support the whole or alter it. To be wrong on inauguration day does not invalidate other commentary, such as Gabriel’s severe warning that all must “Choose or perish,” particularly when any eye can see that Trump’s election and inauguration has triggered a truly massive worldwide impetus for people not only to choose but to evidence their choice in their actions. The prophecies Charlie has made about the Church, about Choosing, about the rising tide of a global civil and international war lie all around us not in ruins but in evidence. Remember Point One above as to patience in evaluating any prophet while his mission is still unfolding.

        My own analysis views this error (allowed by his visitors) as a key that has opened a lock to an outcome previously closed to us. God is doing something new, and suddenly we have freedom to allow this new path to unfold. As part of this new path I see many of Charlie’s other prophecies continuing to be accurate but more slowly than expected. People are finally Choosing in large numbers. The Church is having increasingly serious issues. Violence around the world is rising in ways that seem to expose serious delusions affecting more and more people. Although Charlie was clearly wrong in this one error, in the sweep of events now unfolding, much of what he has said would happen is now finally happening in earnest.

        I’m quite inclined to participate in this unfolding. Since I also believe that Charlie’s primary message is key to helping people transition out of the old world and into the new one, I remain dedicated to applying that message in my own life and assisting others in applying it in theirs.

        Having said all of this, I would simply counsel you to patience. Why not wait and see what happens between now and the end of 2017 before you make your final judgment of Charlie’s overall work or prophetic output? It’s only a few more months, after all. And if events continue to unfold as they currently are doing, you may end up revising your current opinion and being happy you waited.

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        • Joe says:

          Steve, thanks for the well thought out, kind advice. I guess I have come to my understanding, and figured everyone was on the same page about it, since Charlie himself said that the lack of election (at first, most famously in the Birmingham video) then the extension to the inauguration would be a sign that we could know he is reliable about Rescue in late 2017. That didn’t happen, so I figured we were on the same page to break from the prophetic until if/when something drastic happens to pull Charlie from off the bench. Judging by the vitrol that has been throw my way from other commentors for the above comments, it is painfully obvious that not the case.
          So, while your points above are very well reasoned, I still am going to take Charlie at his word about the inauguration being the sign he is reliable about Rescue. I truly and sincerely hope he comes back and my take is wrong on this. I have said multiple times, forget the world, my life itself is a crazy storm, which would welcome a much needed Rescue.

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          • James Ignatius McAuley says:

            Vitriol? Respectfully, what vitriol? I do not see any written at you.

            Perhaps it is being an attorney or my scholastic training when younger, but I make a distinction between Charlie’s reliability on the Rescue and the transfer of power. Distinct events, they are. Charlie declared himself unreliable on certain. specific events, but not on the Rescue.

            I suppose one could parse all of Charlie’s recent writing and argue that Charlie’s statement of unreliability on a specific issue should then be taken as a general statement of unreliability on all issues he prophesized on. Fair enough, if one wishes to see it that way.

            A couple of points of authenticity.
            1.) Charlie never hit me up for money;
            2.) Charlie showed integrity, shutting himself down;
            3.) Charlie’s next right step has brought me closer to God;
            4.) Charlie is not now living like so many false shepherds, those of mega churches where the prosperity Gospel is preached, with a fancy mac-mansion, several cars, etc.

            If we all here had any fault, it was putting too much faith into the message and Charlie and not into Jesus. How many no longer comment or visit because they no longer find any messages to use to plot and plan their path. Charlie’s silence is providential, because it has taught us to abandon ourselves utterly to Divine Providence, that is to totally trust in God.

            I cannot say anything more to you, Joe, except may God grant you the grace for your soul to be utterly on fire with love for him, like the flaming Seraphim that the Prophet Isaiah saw and with this flame of love be a vehicle of divine love to set others on fire with the love of Christ.
            .

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          • Doug says:

            James, the irony is Charlie is really a true prophet because he has succeeded in turning many towards Christ.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Joe, I respect your decision. I was not fully clear as to what you were driving at, so my response was more at a general level. I’ve entered a few comments recently where I say that Charlie’s error in interpretation has effectively thrown all of his interpreted prophetic framework up in the air, which means that we now have more sense of free will to choose as we deem fit. That makes our choice both more difficult and more powerful. And we see people Choosing now all over the world.

            As for the prophecy of the Rescue specifically, one error in *interpretation* (no matter how important) does not invalidate all others, although it *can*. There are two items worth considering.

            First, the prophecy about the Rescue was qualitatively different from all of Charlie’s other information. It was a direct promise with a specific(ish) date. It required no interpretation from Charlie and therefore stands on its own, separate from his more personally developed prophetic framework which required considerable interpretation. Therefore, if it does not occur, higher levels of questioning *would* be validated, but only after the fact on January 1, 2018. Correspondingly, errors Charlie may make in interpretation these days do not necessarily affect this prophecy except if Charlie as a prophet is invalidated *completely*. Since his testable archives are both voluminous and constantly monitored by people entirely uninclined to approve of anything even reasonably doubtable, the possibility that Charlie’s Rescue prophecy is correct must be assumed to be less than 100% (meaning we must use our discernment) but not zero or even particularly close to zero.

            Second, let’s look at discernment, which is our responsibility, not Charlie’s. On the one hand we can be too credulous and accept as prophecy what is not. This happens a lot, of course, since most of us really like to have heavenly reassurance that we’re OK, or that others will get their comeuppance (but “never me and thee, who are faultless and pure!, although sometimes I have doubts about thee” goes an old joke).

            We can also err on the side of being too skeptical, of course. But being too skeptical to hear a valid prophecy is not a sin or even a problem if we live properly anyway. That’s why private revelation is never required as a belief. You have every right and even a duty to declare for yourself that Charlie’s Rescue prophecy is also invalidated due to this error of his about the inauguration. However, given point 1 above, you don’t appear to have a truly logical reason for connecting the two. Just because a prophet misses one doesn’t mean he or she misses all. If that were true, no historical person now thought to be a prophet would be now recognized as such. Every prophet makes errors.

            I think it entirely reasonable to *doubt* the Rescue prophecy more than before Charlie’s Inauguration Day error. However, there is no logical reason to assume it is invalidated in its entirety because of that error. You say that Charlie made the prophecy of the Rescue dependent on the validity of his Inauguration Day statement, but I don’t recall that. I would need you to cite an actual quote for that. In fact, in working with Charlie, I have strong reason to believe he did not and does not make that connection. Thus my need for you to quote it for me. If you can, I will take that quote to Charlie and ask for an explanation. But see the next two paragraphs:

            To expand on that lack of connection a bit further in a kind of odd and even funny way, you can’t have it both ways. If Charlie was wrong about the Inauguration Day interpretation *and* made the Rescue prophecy dependent on its accuracy, then an error about the Inauguration Day prophecy also brings into question his dependent linking of the Rescue prophecy to the Inauguration Day prophetic interpretation. There may be no such link even if he were to say there was. A model of reality is not reality. Likewise, a statement that accuracy on an inauguration day interpretation would be a sign that he was reliable about the Rescue is actually logical only at the level of belief, not of reality. In fact, he is logically incorrect in saying this except as it applies to his degree of reliability, which has absolutely nothing whatever to do with what will actually happen. Belief or the reliability of a belief is not reality. He could have been *right* about the Inauguration Day events and still have been wrong about the Rescue. There is no logical connection between the two at the level of reality.

            The only connection that seems to reflect reality to me is that it seems to me that there must be a Collapse before there can be a Rescue, else what exactly are we being Rescued from? The Collapse could have come as early as 2012. It could come as late as, say, the day before the Rescue. It could be a full-scale systemic collapse, leaving us in chaos, or we could be in the Collapse right now and not recognize it for what it is, that our world has already descended into a level of ungovernability we cannot come back from on our own. Nowhere in that conundrum is there an absolute necessity that the Collapse come before Trump got sworn in or that Collapse did not come that day even though he did get sworn in. Looking at the world now, two weeks after the Inauguration, and I still see plenty of reasons to expect a Collapse or even to believe we are in it already. Therefore, I must conclude that there is still some probability of a Rescue. That the Collapse didn’t start in the way we all expected it to look like by noon on January 20th matters little to me. I don’t view an error of *interpretation* as a general invalidation.

            All of this is a very roundabout way to say that there is no logical reason to assume that one definite error proves something else is definitely in error, even if the prophet himself says it does! Raise doubts, yes. Invalidate, no.

            Joe, my long addresses of these points is in no way an attempt by me to force you to change your mind. You are free, as each of us is, to choose to say the Rescue prophecy is wrong and to be dismissed. You may even turn out to be correct once we all sit down to breakfast on January 1, 2018. However, for the sake of others here, I have felt it necessary to explore some specifics so as to allow room for belief to remain for those (like me) who are continuing to be willing to wait and see. Because I do indeed believe there is such room available to us.

            It appears that God has used Charlie to give us a promise. We can doubt that promise. We can doubt Charlie’s ability to hear it and speak that promise. We can place odds on it being true: maybe it’s 50/50 before his error or perhaps after his error it’s 25/75 or even 0/100. However, believing it will occur or believing it will not occur are only beliefs. We cannot be sure. We cannot fully accept it as true, nor can we fully deny it will be true. Those who accept it as true are taking things too far. Someone who denies it based on a separate error takes it too far in the other direction.

            In fact, either God made that promise or He didn’t. In fact, the probability in *Reality* is either 100% or 0%, and we won’t and can’t know which it is until breakfast on January 1, 2018. Meanwhile, given the evidence, I choose to believe the Rescue is indeed still possible, and I am living my life beneath that belief. I’m either 100% correct or 0% correct, but I won’t decide until that breakfast – or the day the Rescue happens, whichever comes first. 🙂

            For everyone else who has been part of this discussion Joe started, we need to recognize that Joe has been, like the rest of us, seeking Truth without malice. That he decided on this point in a way that is in my opinion too certain does not mean – even though he struck a nerve – that he should be treated badly. This community is not a place where people seeking truth without malice should feel they are taking a risk speaking what they believe. For those people who addressed Joe in a way that he could reasonably take as overly negative or as an attack on him instead of his ideas, I gently but firmly suggest you owe him an apology.

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          • James Ignatius McAuley says:

            Joe, if I wrote anything that you took as negative or an attack on you, I am sorry. With that, I join Charlie in silence.

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          • Joe says:

            Steve, thanks for the detailed response. I completely agree with your 100/0 assessment. As for the quote, it would take me a ton of time to search the website, comments and rewatch the videos to find when/if he said that. I remember it that way, but I very well could be wrong. Regardless, as you detailed, even if he did say it, it doesn’t really compute.
            At this point, I would just say that I hope my discernment proves wrong and we are joyfully bring in the Rescue later this year.

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          • Joe says:

            Steve, In all honesty, I did not wish to continue with this discussion and I was going to remain silent on this blog while I continued my discernment of these prophetic matters until/if Charlie came off the bench. However, this evening I opened an excel document when doing my regular family accounting and found a copy of a post I sent to Charlie from 1/9/2017, in which I posted “let’s be honest, you are called to proclaim the Rescue”. I didn’t have to look far to back that up, as one of the links at the top of the page is called “I Proclaim the Rescue” in which he states “If I shut up, the Storm remains and who is there to give credible hope of Rescue?”
            So, I guess I am fixated on “credible hope of Rescue” and Charlie then lost his credibility by being wrong on the only public litmus test he gave to himself in the Election/Inauguration prediction. This is where I get my take on the “If the Presidential prediction is wrong, then he loses credibility in preaching the Rescue.” The other prediction of the “Storm” is only as reliable as his word, as we are not privy to the early writings/predictions of such things. I hope that gives a little credence into the crazy workings which are my thoughts…

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          • SteveBC says:

            Joe, thank you *so* much for coming back with this comment and information. I used it to go back to January 9 and find that comment and then reread the entire thread, which starts with your first comment here:

            https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/a-decisive-conundrum/comment-page-2/#comment-111951

            I have read through pretty much every bit of that entire thread. However, I think the primary place to look is your first comment. You see, I have *no* problem whatsoever with you deciding to downgrade or even dismiss Charlie’s prophetic framework, partly because private revelation is always subject to that, and partly because in your first comment you say all the right things about his Message (acknowledge God, take the .. etc.). I *do* resist any attempt you or anyone else would make to assume others here must choose to downgrade or dismiss that framework just because you decide to. Thus my original pushback sprang *somewhat* from that. We have had a few other commenters here who have been even more forceful in this effort, but everyone here has to have the freedom to make their own decision on this question.

            I have also been trying to figure out why you have found this question so difficult. In rereading your first comment of this Jan 9 thread, I believe I may have an observation that might help you move past this tendency toward black and white decision-making on this issue.

            In your initial comment you make the following remark, “If you are right that the transfer of power, something that has NEVER happened in the 241 years of the United States, something that is a given, something that would only happen if a MAJOR snafu occurs, something that nobody without Divine Revelation could EVER predict, does not happen; you have given us 1000% certainty the Rescue will happen, no matter how horrible things will get.”

            This is in error. Beckita or others may correct me on this, but I see every reason to understand that *all* prophecies from an authentic prophet are *always* less probable than 100%, even to the prophet. This is why prophets like Charlie have such a tough time gearing up to say to others what they have been told to say.

            An accurate prophecy today may lend credence to the prophet as a prophet by establishing their *authenticity* as a prophet. Such an accurate prophecy today may also lend credence to their prophecies about later events, but that accuracy of today does not *in*any*way* make a later prophecy a certainty. This is a misunderstanding of private prophecy. God *never* takes away our free will. If we, in light of both the accurate prophecy of today and the extant prophecy of the future, choose with our free will to change (for good or ill), that later prophecy *must* always be considered *by us* (and probably within its context, by God) to be contingent.

            To make the assumption that Charlie’s prophecy about Inauguration Day proves beyond a shadow of uncertainty that his prophecy about the Rescue will be true later this year is simply an incorrect assumption. I believe that from this misunderstanding flow all your other difficulties.

            In the case of the prophecy of the Rescue, Charlie has said he was extremely reluctant to publicize it, because it was so clear and so precise. Why was he reluctant? Simply because he knows how contingent all private prophecy actually is. Despite the clarity of the prophecy when told to him, he himself must still doubt that he has heard it correctly or interpreted it correctly. He must risk his own credibility putting forth such a defined prophecy. He has said he really didn’t want to do it. Yet unlike the prophetic framework surrounding Inauguration Day, where he was required to interpret a hugely complex collection of events, this prophecy he was commanded to say directly to us all in simple terms as a promise.

            What you have done here is to take a prophecy commanded to be told in simple language which (I hope I’m not engaging in lese majeste here, Gabriel forgive me) puts *Gabriel’s* credibility on the line through Charlie, and you have made that prophecy’s credibility dependent on a prophetic framework about the Inauguration that was far more contingent by its very nature and dependent on both Charlie’s ability to interpret enormous complexity and God’s choice to correct him or not if he became incorrect due to previous changes (like Trump’s unexpected nomination and election, for example).

            In short, you made a more credible prophetic promise of Rescue dependent for its reliability on a necessarily far more contingent and unreliable prophecy related to Inauguration Day. Doesn’t this strike you as perhaps getting things a little backwards? The promise of Rescue is fundamentally different in its nature from the Inauguration Day prophecy Charlie made. For Charlie to be generally right in so many things over the years until now and wrong on the Inauguration Day prophecy may give us reason to downgrade or even dismiss his prophecy of the Rescue, but logically and in terms of the nature of prophecy, the two prophecies are separate and in no way *actually* dependent the one on the other.

            Let me close with one other item you said in your Jan 9 comment: “If the peaceful transfer of power happens, but things continue to get worse, I will be hopeful of a Rescue, but my faith in your word will be GREATLY diminished….yet it will still be in the back of my mind the rest of the year.” I have *no* problem with this. In fact, I sympathize with you on this very point. You are always free to evaluate the credibility of any person claiming to be a prophet, including Charlie. Just please don’t make incorrect assumptions about inter-prophecy reliability or assume certainty can rule in the midst of contingency. OK? 🙂

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          • Joe says:

            Understood, Steve and I appreciate the detailed response. I think we may have to agree to disagree on this one. There are some premises you hold to be true, which I’m not convinced of…yet. At any rate, I will continue my discernment in silence, and wish you well! Thanks for all the sound advice!!!

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          • SteveBC says:

            Totally fine, Joe. I’m not surprised that I have been unsuccessful in easing your mind. I am not always persuasive, and obviously this is an issue with which you have had to wrestle pretty hard, suffering much anguish of various kinds as a result of your way of looking at these matters. When a situation that is important to me doesn’t work out the way I really wanted it to, I can feel a sense of betrayal and anger at the whole shebang. In this case, though I see the same set of facts and concepts as you do, I see the overall pattern with more acceptance and am at peace with it, yet I can and do sympathize with your more harrowed outlook on it.

            God turns all things both good and bad to aid His people. As a result of your comments, I’ve had the opportunity to clarify my own thinking and (I hope) to reassure many other readers of our comments who were having similar difficulties but for whatever reason were more open to being persuaded. Much good has come of this debate, and the fact is that if we simply wait with open mind and heart, we will rather shortly see for certain whether the Rescue will come or not. I hope at least that my remarks have set the groundwork for you to wait and see what is actual and real between now and January 1, 2018, and not be caught up in worry or despair in the meantime.

            I understand and respect your decision to continue your discernment in silence. Sometimes, a period of silence allows a kind of relaxation to set in and facts and beliefs to settle themselves with little conscious effort into new and enlightening patterns. I wish you the best and hope to see you back here on January 1 of next year to commiserate with me if the Rescue did not happen or celebrate with all of us here if it does occur.

            As you and I say goodbye here, at least for a time, I ask that you please pray for me, that I may do my new work as a moderator of this blog with both wit and wisdom. Thank you.

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        • Spikenard says:

          I guess I continue to cling a bit to Charlie’s prophesies because 1) maybe God wanted Charlie to decrease so that Our Savior should increase in the “Storm” by Charlie’s getting the presidential forecast wrong (akin to John the Baptist in his time “I must decrease and He must Increase” John 3:30); and as keenly observed by Michael Brown 2) Charlie did not include his presidential forecast as one of the eight that he insisted on as he is quoted below in this article: https://charliej373.wordpress.com/go-forth/

          “I only have eight public prophecies that I insist on. Only the visible, miraculous Rescue by Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception in late 2017, is time sensitive. Five things must happen between now and the Rescue, but can happen at any time during that period. They are:

          – The continued toppling of governments throughout the world, including that of the U.S. The toppling of a government does not mean the nation shall fall.

          – The confrontation with and fall of political Islam.

          – The mass conversion of most Muslims

          – The confrontation between the Judeo-Christian world and the current government of China.

          – The alliance between Russia and the U.S. to lead the Judeo-Christian world to endure the confrontation with China.

          -Then, after the 5 things above comes the miraculous “Rescue” through the Immaculate Heart of Mary sometime in late 2017.
          Then there are two prophecies that happen shortly after the Rescue. They are the unification of the faithful into one flock under one shepherd and the building and location of the Shrine of thanksgiving for the Rescue on Mount Meeker in Colorado.”

          Time will tell about Charlie’s prophesies. But in the meantime, it does not hurt to do as Charlie advised irregardless of what the immediate future may hold. If all of his prophesies are in error, what we do know is that eventually Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart will Triumph, and that we can cling to as absolutely true because it has already been revealed by God in Scripture, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

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          • Beckita says:

            Such wisdom, Spikenard. Thank you for your reflection.

            I completely agree with your first “maybe” thought and add to it that I have had this sense that, not only Charlie, but *all* NRSteppers are being called to decrease so that God could increase. (This notion began, for me, after reading Charlie’s Conundrum post.) Interestingly, I believe this idea of decreasing along with silence were Joe Crozier’s first two thoughts after the inauguration. (Please correct me if I’m wrong, Joe.) I also had this sense: the rug was pulled out from under us to *impel* us to firmly resolve to keep our focus on God, more intently than ever, as preparation and anchor for the fiercest days of the Storm yet to come.

            Last thought, Spikenard: I can sense Holy Spirit’s activity on this site in many ways. One example is the consonant thinking among you, Joe Crozier and me concerning decreasing. Another is this: you have used the “Go Forth” post for your comment while I had already begun praying and pondering how to use this same post for my own next post. This has me smiling. God bless you.

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        • Patricia says:

          Steve and Bekita,
          I am thinking about it. 🙂

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        • Doug says:

          Steve and all, I read Jonah again yesterday to see if I could see anything different and have come to the same conclusion as I have before with regards to Charlie. I think the possibility exists that he may not have been incorrect on his prophesy and that the possibility of no inauguration did exist, but that God could have changed his mind due to a collective response by Christians and leaders of this country. Again, God told Jonah unconditionally that Nineveh was going to be destroyed. The Ninevites repented and as such, God changed his mind. So in essence, Jonah got it wrong, plain and simple, yet Jonah was never regarded as a false prophet. Nowhere in Jonah does it say that God said to Jonah that the Ninevites would repent. He was instructed to give the message without telling the Ninevites to repent or change. The Ninevites repented of their own accord and God had mercy on them.

          For all you parents out there. How many times have you had to threaten punishment for your kids in hopes that they would only admit that they did wrong and you would relent because you love them to pieces and they melt your heart when they say I am sorry?

          Could God have changed his mind or relented? Does this make Charlie wrong or a false prophet? I think this is a strong objective possibility.

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          • Doug says:

            For clarification: think this is a strong objective possibility that Charlie is not a false prophet or that he did not get it wrong or incorrect. In other words, the possibility exists that Charlie was correct and God changed his mind and relented. Blessings all!

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          • Beckita says:

            A fine clarification, Doug, which points to the truth that the Plan belongs to God. That said, our own conversion deepening with amended lives more securely anchored in acknowledging Him, taking our NRSteps and becoming a sign of hope in all the ordinary ways of our days with prayer, dedicated to the conversion and salvation of our brothers and sister, rising to Heaven is received by God as HE unfolds His Perfect Plan. Our response is critical for, ultimately, He wants our hearts and souls united to Him.

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          • Beckita says:

            So true, Doug. What you have contemplated and reflected upon here concerning God moving in a way neither any prophet or any other human could predict is in His domain to do so. From another perspective, I just quoted Charlie for Janet when he posted on November 15:

            “Sometime in the next year, I will be significantly wrong about something. It won’t be the Rescue, but it will be something. When it comes, it will not be a test of me, for I already know that God is good and seeks our reclamation. It will be a test for some of you, to see whether you have put your faith in me or your faith in God. If it is in me, your faith was always ill-placed. God is good, all the time, whatever the circumstances – and works to call us all back to Him. When I am wrong, I will accept the correction with gratitude and more wisdom. I will not leave the scene unless it is one of the fundamentals, and then, in full obedience to Holy Church, I will wait on the Lord, knowing that He will strengthen my heart and that it serves His purpose to call all His children back to Him.”

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          • SteveBC says:

            Doug, I agree that God changed His mind, and I would point to this country’s surprise election of Trump as giving some possibilities that did not exist before. However, I will also point out the God is all about Choice, the exercise of our free will. Not only did Trump’s election guarantee many people would choose and make their choice known, but also His decision to allow Charlie to be uncorrected after Trump was elected has forced major changes here in this community and given all of us here an opportunity to choose.

            God could have corrected Charlie and did not. That is profound, and it has opened up opportunities and new possibilities for all of us, including Charlie.

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          • Doug says:

            Yes Steve. It certainly does. It also teaches something about the nature of God. It is confounding in many ways. God is omniscient and knows what will take place, yet we are given free choice and from our perspective, we can change the course of things. In one way, it appears fatalistic and can lead to a certain apathy in thinking we cannot change or influence things or events. In they other way, it shows us how much we really do influence and can change events. It sounds like it could be the basis for a good sci-fi movie. There is much I do not understand and imagine we will learn when we get heaven. Anyway, it gives me hope to view these things in a non fatalistic way. We all have a choice! Blessings!

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      • Joe, I appreciate that you only pegged Charlie’s prophecies as “unreliable” here, as it would seem in other posts that you were writing him off as a false prophet, hastily throwing out the baby with the bath water in my opinion. If I am wrong about that assessment, then you’ll forgive me.

        And you’re obviously correct insofar as pointing out that the Presidential Prophecy was incorrect and unreliable. Clearly, Charlie has said as much as well.

        Of course we all discern individually, and in union as the Body of Christ… waiting on Holy Mother Church to provide guidance and clarity. As you can see from this instance, Holy Mother Church is true to form (i.e. – She is neither hasty, nor lacking in Charity… carefully judging the spirit of the prophecy before judging the truth of the word).

        Personally, I’ve never taken a “black and white” approach discernment. For example, there’s this: “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” — Deut 18:22. I’ve seen instances where folks leverage that passage to jump quickly from false prophecy to false prophet, when in fact that passage says nothing of the sort.

        For the record, the definition of “false” is not quite so black and white. While it can mean “appearing to be the thing denoted; deliberately made or meant to deceive,” it can also simple mean “incorrect.” So you see, prudence in discerning and good judgement are essential.

        Oh, there are many passages in Sacred Scripture that reference false prophets. I see no less than 17, and consider it prudent to take it ALL in. Mostly, I see a loving warning to beware of false prophets because they seek to separate us from Christ. In that Light, I’m hard pressed to accuse Charlie of such, and in fact, don’t. Again, he was incorrect, admitted as much, went into self-imposed public silence, submitting himself to Holy Mother Church and God in Heaven… My Lord and Your Lord.

        Of course Sacred Scripture (The Word) communicates a great many things –– I would say an inexhaustible amount of Truth to contemplate. There’s this: “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.” — 1 John 3:10 (for that matter, I really like 1 John 3:1-21 for this example in its entirety.) I don’t provide that example to accuse you or any other… just sayin’ that if I approached that passage with a black and white eye, I may be tempted to accuse others.

        Joe, I’ve carefully pondered what you’ve shared here. If you’re so inclined, maybe you can ponder what’s been shared here too –– not just selective snippets, but more in its entirety. More importantly, run to the Truth, Who Is Jesus Christ. That’s my approach and I happen to think that it’s the best one. If your experience is anything like mine, I think you’ll agree that it is only the joyful, ongoing process of Conversion. He wants us to be perfect like Him. That means we’re going to have to ultimately give up everything we’re clinging to that is not Him alone –– our very selves, in fact.

        Godspeed in that process. Yep, we’re scattered all over the mountain, but feel free to join me or any other here in that worthy trek. Just be forewarned that I happen to like the long scenic route sometimes to pause and gain strength for the arduous stretches. I try to temper that with grinning and lightheartedness though… so there is that.

        God Bless,

        MP

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    • Joe says:

      Additionally, Charlie said this in July 2015 in the post titled “Summer of Our Discontent” https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/the-summer-of-our-discontent/
      “We have entered into the summer of our discontent. It will be marked by convulsions, confusion and terror throughout the world and the Church. But after the summer comes fall…and great will be the fall.”

      He claimed “9 out of 10” (yes, I realize hyperbole…well hopefully) in the final interview, but that is an arbitrary prophecy. Could it have been fulfilled? Sure! But anyone could claim such vauge things. The above incited fear and anxiety into his followers for nothing. Was that a fault of his or his followers trying to read into things? Who knows, but Charlie bears responsibility and after the only nonvauge prediction he made didn’t come true, he jumped ship and deemed himself unreliable.
      I am one who has hoped for Charlie to be reliable for the past year and a half plus. Continuing to do so (until proven wrong) would be a fools errand.

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      • Beckita says:

        Joe, these thoughts are your opinion, your assessment of how events have transpired. Obviously, my thoughts differ from yours or I wouldn’t be ALL IN at TNRS.

        Remember, long before Charlie went public, he had been in spiritual direction and was shown twenty years ago what he described as the broad sweep of events to come which have been and continue to unfold before us.

        As for inciting fear and anxiety, I see differently. From the inception of this blog, focus was placed on the NRStep message. When fears and anxieties have been expressed, both Charlie and commenters, again and again, have written words which convey the importance of trusting in God and focusing on what one can do. The clear evidence of the widespread impact of this blog can be discerned by reading the more than 900 comments in Charlie’s final piece. The resounding majority expressed appreciation for the fruits of newfound peace, trust in God, and courage to continue with His Hope through this Storm. Further, they drew inspiration and strength to carry the message of the Hope in God’s Plan to those around them.

        I did not see Charlie jumping any ship. I observed him walking, in humility and dignity, into the self-imposed removal from this blog and speaking. He remains at God’s service.

        Each of us has the responsibility and right to see what we see, feel what we feel and think what we think. God’s Ways are so far above and beyond any one of us and it is God’s Plan unfolding in real time to which I submit. The quote I used in my first post conveys the truth: “Was it a Jonah moment? Was it a Joan moment? Was it further deception of the satan? Only the Lord knows! Stay tuned as we see the Storm develop. God has a plan; God always has a better plan,… for those who are willing.”

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      • jlynnbyrd says:

        Joe, in July 2015 “Charlie stated we are entering the summer of our discontent…” Literally we enter summer in June. The expressed seasons seem to pertain to the Storm/Rescue. We have not experienced the full fury of the Storm/Winter. We are in the fall and Great is The Fall! The fall of the failed NWO/Old World. We are blessed that Charlie has prepared us to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope as we weather the Storm and usher in the Rescue, the Spring/New Era.

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    • Joe says:

      Sorry, last response to this, but I want to clarify what I meant in the above post:
      “Could it have been fulfilled? Sure! But anyone could claim such vauge things.”
      I mean, “great will be the fall” is a powerful statement, and when someone (LttW) actually predicted a specific time for the “fall” around that time, it didn’t come true and Charlie rejected what she had to say (after the fact). Did a fall happen tha summer and fall? No. Not in accord with what Charlie had to say about a “fall”. So i guess that puts us now at 8 out of 10….

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      • Snowy Owl says:

        “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be confounded, every one by his own vision, when he shall prophesy, neither shall they be clad with a garment of sackcloth, to deceive: But he shall say: I am no prophet, I am a husbandman: for Adam is my example from my youth. Zacharias 13:4,5.

        Joe read the whole passage. Zacharias 13: 1-9 Hope it helps a little.

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      • Just a sojourner says:

        Joe. I did not see that Charlie ever connected the fall with the lack of inauguration. We have to be careful of reading into prophesy what is not there. (Forgive my short input. I am a poor typist and I think you are capable of understanding my point though shortly expressed if you keep an open mind. Conclusions should come from gathered evidence rather than from an effort to support foregone conclusions at all costs!)

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      • Patricia says:

        So Joe, I noticed you have not answered my questions. You keep commenting to response to others but I would like an answer to my questions. Thank you.

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  31. Anne says:

    I keep sensing…… Before this storm is over….. Everyone absolutely everyone…… Will know God is in control.
    Then I realized yesterday that Charlie said it somewhere.
    However it is just such a strong awareness in me at present.
    all idols must go. All self reliance. The new way will replace the old……. A civilisation based on
    Love…… The turmoil of the uprooting is gathering speed…… Is that why time seems to be running??

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  32. Guy says:

    Beckita,
    I didnt read the previous posts, so I may be repeating. The image depicted in your post of the Miraculous Medal is not according to God’s original design. On the back of the medal showing the two hearts, cross and M, the base of the cross should be intertwined within the M. It is not in this image. Maybe some would consider it an insignificant detail, but gradual erosion, like this, can lead into eventual errors. It’s a seemingly small detail, but seems that the designer of this particular production didnt seem to care about detail, or perhaps was reckless or deliberate in their work. Personally I wouldn’t wear one with this flaw.

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  33. Doug says:

    What a beautiful post Beckita! May we hope for our Lady’s plans to be fulfilled (which is really to bring about her son’s will)

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  34. Simone says:

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder, Beckita! Asking for those graces right now. I want to live in a streaming shower of her precious graces, won through her precious heart.

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  35. Annie W. says:

    Thank you, Beckita and Steve, for continuing. God draws me here. It’s a strange time indeed, a combination of blessings and trials. My husband and I need strength to do all that we must do, and I ask the Lord in His Divine Will to rejuvenate our bodies as well as our souls, and for our grandchildren and children too of course.

    Please pray for the repose of the soul of Simone, our oldest and dearest friend whom we have known since before we were married. She loved the Lord, but I always hoped she would return to her Catholic faith. I put it in the hands of Mother Mary to have helped at the moment of death, and St. Joseph also.

    Prayers for you all!

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  36. Ah, thank you. An answer to prayer. I prayed for wisdom this morning, and it came through Steve BC, and through you Beckita. I went to Confession after Mass. The antiphon before the Gospel, proclaimed by the priest, was this: “My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.” Well this cut me to the heart and I knew this was the root of my lack of peace, frustration, getting caught up, etc. I have been “following” – what? The many loud and frantic voices on FB, Twitter, the news. I need to follow Jesus, and Him alone. And I know where to follow Him. And Blessed Mother, indeed, was she not His first and most ardent follower? Thank you for the encouragement, and we do need to stay vigilant in prayer. Where sin abounds, God’s grace overflows all the more. But we sure do need to remember to ask. God bless you all, and I bless Charlie for cultivating this little oasis of people of goodwill. No small task on the worldwide web. And you Beckita and others for continuing on. I am praying for Charlie and all here. I don’t post a lot but I do gather much strength from this community. Blessings and peace.

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  37. SanSan says:

    My soul has been in a “tempest” of late….dark, angry and sad with the world around me. I was dismayed to still be in anguish even after a Holy Hour with My Lord. I had read in my St. Joseph’s missal, the examin of concience with the Ten Commandments (which I have done many times before), but this time…. All at once I was struck with the blazing fact that over my lifetime, I have broken every one! The terror of it all. The sorrow. The pain. The knowledge that I did this to my Lord and my God. I wepted, head hung in shame and guilt. But then later, on my heart I heard, suffer this pain with me for the reparation of souls and for the good of your own soul.

    God is so loving and good to forgive, me, a sinner and to humble me for His good pleasure of serving others. Thank you Jesus!

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    • SteveBC says:

      A person’s outward circumstances matter little. Which world one actually lives in is determined by what is in one’s heart. A person surrounded by the old world who holds the positives of the new world in one’s heart lives in the new world. Someone who believes that one is living in the new world but whose heart is filled with the negatives of the old world lives in the old world despite that belief. My comments about the old and new worlds and to which world a person is attached are asking people to let go of the dark thoughts and feelings you have been suffering from. If you are constantly on edge and angry about what is going on with the Old World, not only are you in it but you are also of it, for those feelings are what make up the “heart” of that Old World. There is something better for you. Focus on love and God instead of anger, grief, and darkness. Why do you grieve when the New World is a change of heart away from you, and when that change of heart is yours to Choose?

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      • Barb421 says:

        awesome, Steve!

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      • SanSan says:

        I understand all that Steve, I really do.

        Everyday I pray for guidance and try to TNRS. I’m in service to my neighbor and care about others. Do you never have moments of darkness or depression? I tried to share how I didn’t understand the “why” of my troubled heart, since my favorite line is “let go and let God”. Trusting in Him is everything to me. Other times I have such a heroic confidence and peace, I’m amazed. But sometimes, I believe we are called to suffer with the Lord and offer it up. That’s all I was trying to say.

        Anyway, I won’t belabor what I was trying to share. I just don’t have the ability to write my thoughts and feelings as clearly as others on this blog.

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        • SteveBC says:

          Ah, SanSan, I do understand, and yes, I sometimes do have moments of depression or sadness. People who report apparitions of Jesus or Mary report them as sad, too, and statues around the world are weeping. They weep for people caught in the old world, caught up in their attachments and buried in fear and anger. One can be sad for that, indeed should be sad for that, but then it’s time to let them know, hey, there’s something better over here, come here and look. And how better to do that than to follow the third part of Charlie’s Message and be a beacon of hope to those around you?

          By the way, I think you do a fine job of saying what you mean. None of us do it perfectly here, and our imperfections enable others here to contribute their thoughts as a way to help us. The main thing is to do it and keep being a part of what we have here. We would all face a large SanSan-shaped hole if you stop contributing your thoughts and concerns here. 🙂

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        • SteveBC says:

          SanSan, I just want to add one final thought and correct my own inadequacies as a writer (!!).

          We are all facing events and realizations that will scare, shock, horrify, dismay, sadden, and hurt us, among so many other possible and very human feelings. These events must come, and they *will* knock us around.

          In no way should any of my remarks be thought to judge that our so-human reactions to these events should be rejected or pushed away as bad. All of us will feel these feelings and more as this year rolls on. It’s very much a part of being human, of being a human with deep and resonant emotions, and these should not be suppressed.

          What I really mean is that when we feel these difficult feelings and find ourselves reacting to terrible events, my hope is that none of us will get *attached* to them, stuck in them, identified with them as if *these feelings* were who *we* are. They are a part of us but are not us.

          When we look around at reactions to Trump winning the election and being inaugurated, we see before us many people who are stuck in their feelings of shock, loss, and fear, and they seem unable to shake those feelings even now. This inability to let such feelings go is not healthy, and I believe it has opened them to being caught within a deep delusion where they see others as enemies to be fought at every turn no matter the cost.

          When each of us experiences such a shock and feels similar feelings in the months ahead, let us not be stuck in them. Instead, let us genuinely feel and acknowledge them and then, as soon as we can, let them go. Then we can return to acknowledging God, taking our next right step, and being a beacon of hope to all around us. And that is where our way through this mess can be found.

          There, I think I finally got this said right! 🙂

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          • SanSan says:

            Thank you Steve B.C., your clarification has given me the peace that I am understood, as another human being trying to make my way through the abyss. I went to the superbowl game party and experienced a beautiful calm (just like at Thanksgiving). I’m learning and sometimes, many times, need the kick in the pants and TRUST, to bring the flicker of light that I possess into the world. I did that tonignt and all is well. Thank you for your guidance.

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          • Beckita says:

            SanSan, I admire your openness, humility and courage. You were open to Steve’s feedback and suggestions and it takes humility to listen amidst strong emotions. You took the risk to join in the party for the sake of good and that takes courage. How beautiful this interaction between Steve and you! Each of you is a sign of hope and your dialogue gives evidence that there is a process of rescue occurring in our midst, even as we look with joyful hope to the Rescue by Our Lady.

            SanSan, you were also courageouse in giving public witness to the remose that is a key component in making a good confession. Knowing that Jesus gave us this sacrament to take away our shame, to become the means for feeling what we feel without clinging to those difficult emotions, and to choose to receive His complete forgiveness with His healing, strengthening grace is a pearl of great price, a gem of our faith. God bless you, SanSan.

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          • jtbrannigan says:

            Steve: I think you are really on to something important with this post.
            Living near ultraliberal Boston, many friends, family, co-workers and neighbors are completely in the liberal camp. The reaction of many of them to the election has been so emotionally over the top you would think a parent, spouse or child had died a horrible and violent death. Many cannot seem to let it go. I have never seen people respond to the political situation in this way. It seems like a form of possession.
            The Lord has been speaking to me about first, praying for these folks and second, being the one who says a word of encouragement, of hope, of pointing to God and affirming He is in control. All in the hope of breaking this spell.

            I sense that God has revealed many things to us at TNS and in the Church so that when the ultimate crisis arrives we will not be in shock, but will know in our hearts and minds that this is what we were warned would happen.

            As the storm worsens, as incredibly difficult things happen, many more people, even good Catholic Christians, will be emotionally and spiritually distraught. I firmly believe that one of our roles will be to remain calm and faithful in our words, deeds and attitude. In that way we witness that God is in charge, has a plan and wants to save us. Our participation here is like boot camp preparing us for the ultimate engagement.

            JT

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          • SteveBC says:

            Jtbrannigan, excellent! You have it exactly. 🙂

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          • theresa323 says:

            I want to Thank Charlie for opening our minds and hearts as to what we are living through. I told everyone I thought might be interested about Charlie and really most people realize that what Charlie has prepared us for, we are now living. I must admit initially I was very disheartened, and now realize, I was relying more on Charlie than my Lord. I do believe this is one of the lessons being taught here. More or less we must trust in Divine Providence and , because the Lord is involved in every facet Of our lives.
            Prophesy can change when many are Interceding with prayer.
            By the way I must admit that I said a few Hail Mary’s in the 4th quarter of the Superbowl. I am not trying to be so arrogant as to say it was my prayer only that changed the outcome of the game, I do wonder does God intervene in football games.
            I do not usually watch football games, but one of the lessons In that game is to NEVER GIVE UP.

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          • Beckita says:

            Theresa, I love this! I, too, saw a spiritual lesson for the Storm in the ending of yesterday’s game. It seemed all was lost. So it shall be during the Storm. The “losers” soldiered on, keeping their focus on NRSteps. They never gave up and made it to shore. So we shall do, by the Grace of God! Thanks for your reflection.

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          • Doug says:

            Oh yes Beckita! It is a valuable lesson (and especially sweet for us Patriots fans in NE) 😎

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          • Doug says:

            That’s it! That football game was the rescue! When all hope was lost, the rescue came! Charlie’s prophesy about the rescue is really true then! It happened last night! 😎

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        • Doug says:

          Are you kidding SanSan? You articulate very well! Depressed sometimes? Yes. I know that full well as does Lambzie. This may be a surprise, but there are many dark times we go through. I don’t know what I would do without my (our) faith; even in these dark times, I find joy and solace. I can’t explain it. I just do. There is a certain grace in it. It’s OK. You are OK. Take heart that God is with you through everything.

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      • Anne says:

        Brilliant Steve!!!

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      • Joe says:

        Steve, wonderful!

        I have a few thoughts or perspective. First I ask (thinking out loud), is Charlies’ term of service up, or does it continue to July 2018? Is Obama’s term of service up, or does it continue until a certain date in the future?

        Several years ago I had a dream, which I didn’t fully understand at the time. Most recently I have been thinking about it and believe I have been getting some new insights. I think it relates nicely to what you have just written.

        In the dream I was at a mountain. On the side of the mountain I was on there was a multitude of people standing outside. Hewed into the side of the mountain was a large grotto of sorts. I went up to the grotto wanting to go inside and pray at the altar. But as I tried to enter I noticed there was a glass wall that prevented me from entering. I noticed there were a few people inside. Only one I recognized and that was Obama. He was at the altar praying. Since I could not enter I decided to go to the other side of the mountain. On the other side of the mountain I noticed a similar grotto. There were many people outside but far fewer than the side I was at previous. I would think a 3rd of the size would be fair. The size of the people and one other fact was the big difference between the two sides. On this side there was no glass barrier to the grotto. I was able to enter freely. There were a few people in the grotto or opening as like on the other side, but no one I was given to recognize. I was however, able to enter freely and proceed to the altar to pray.

        I think most recently that the meaning represented to me the difference between the way of the world and the Kingdom of God. The way of the world is controlled by a select few people who restrict access. Only those select few are able to come to the altar to pray. However, on the other side (The Kingdom of God side) all are able to enter to pray at the grotto. Though there are definitely faithful outside the grotto (Kingdom of God side), I was surprised that the grotto was not more full. But it seems to me that there was power in this grotto. True change came from those who freely entered and prayed at the altar. There was nothing stopping anyone who wished to pray at the grotto like there was on the other side (worldly side).

        I was also thinking most recently, as I awoke a few mornings ago, about Obama. It occurred to me that there is a direct link between him and Hollywood. It appears from a spiritual perspective that power was given him from Hollywood. And what I mean by this is that much of the filth that has pervaded and influenced our society came from Hollywood and enabled or gave power to Obama in his term as President, to be able to do and enact the policies he has.

        Though Obama is no longer president, I don’t think his term of service may be up yet.

        Two more thoughts to leave with. I remember from a now “so called” discredited prophecy (given the lack of prophetic event being fulfilled as expected, not because of any clear theological statement that was in conflict with Church teaching, from what I could see), that Mary had said that the Devil would try and take or overshadow her day (or something like that). It makes me wonder about 2017. A day representing a year. Is this truly the year of our reclamation? Is it written in the Heavens? If so, will the Devil try and overshadow what Mary has promised us this year? Will the definitive Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary occur this year? I don’t know the answer to those questions, but I like most wait and ponder as events occur around us.

        Last thought or an image (in my imagination) that I was given about a year ago. I saw a comet or some type of fire ball flying through space, hurdling towards earth. It appeared it would strike the earth with its full force. I then saw Mary stand in front of this comet, blocking its path. The comet struck her in the hip with its full force. She took the brunt of it. The comet exploded and only a few fragments were able to reach the earth. All in all Mary saved us from the obviously life ending fireball that would have been our sure destruction.

        All in all, I think our reclamation will come, but in order for it to come, enough people must enter the grotto on the side of the Kingdom of God and plead for it with their true hearts desire. Maybe events will occur this year that will wake us up to that need deep inside all our hearts? Maybe not? I really don’t know. But what I do think is that when this happens our reclamation is not far off.

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        • SteveBC says:

          Wow, Joe, neat.

          First, Charlie has withdrawn into a watchful retirement. In fact he is happy to have been able to do this and is working very hard on a number of things he has not been able to do over the past year due to his activities to visit with so many of us and hearten us for what still may come. Whether he remains out of the public eye for the remainder of his term of service or is drawn back into the public eye will be determined by the events to come this year. He will enter full retirement as of July 5, 2018. He is working with his Next Right Step team as an advisor, and the transfer of this web site into Beckita’s capable hands is permanent. If he is called back, that will take a different form than it took before the inauguration. Rest assured, he is very much still active and watchful.

          Second, I think you have very interesting dreams. 🙂 Your interpretations are also insightful. I don’t know what is coming during the rest of this year. In fact, Charlie’s error, and the willingness of his visitors to allow it to occur, appears to have given all of us more time and freedom to Choose. Events do seem to be spiraling upward in severity, so we all need to continue to be alert and watchful.

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    • Doug says:

      Nice SanSan!

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    • Hi San San,

      If your heart is heavy and saddled with sadness, you are in good company.

      It is well documented that after his conversion, St. Francis of Assisi spent more time weeping than laughing – “Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.” (James 4:9). He spent decades praying and weeping for his sins.

      When I’m before the tabernacle, I think often of Blessed Francisco Marto. The effect of the Apparitions on Francisco was to create a fervent desire to console Our Lord. On one occasion when he went missing and was found praying behind a rock, Lucia asked him what he was doing. ‘I was thinking of God who is so sad because of all the sins: if only I could comfort him!’ Francisco spent hours in church consoling the “Hidden Jesus” in the Tabernacle.

      I think of this image of Jesus being consoled by the Angel in the garden of Gethsemane:

      I think of Our Lady whose life was full of suffering, and whose Immaculate Heart endured immense suffering during her Divine Son’s passion. And today, she weeps for those who reject the sacrifice her Son made for them. I think of Our Lady of Akita and Our Lady of La Salette:

      San San, when I am at church, I just want to weep and weep and weep. I cry because of my awful (but forgiven) sins both venial and mortal, because of ungrateful sinners including members of my family, for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for abortion and the other terrors, suffering and injustices that exists around the world, and for the suffering that awaits all humanity from the Storm.

      When I receive communion, I try hard to contain my emotions; I just want to let the tears pour down my face when I think of what Jesus suffered for me — for what I personally did to him through my sins. I cry with wonder that he would lower himself to come to me in the Holy Eucharist. Sometimes I just can’t hold back the tears.

      Jesus, I am so sorry.
      Jesus, have mercy on me.
      Thank you, dear Jesus, for suffering and dying for me.

      San San, when I’m out and about, I try to smile, to be joyful, to be hopeful, to spread the love of Jesus to others…but below the surface is an underlying sadness for my transgressions and for this valley of tears in which we live.

      I’m not sure this post will provide you any consolation. Just know that it is a profound honor to be asked to unite your suffering with Our Lady and Our Blessed Lord’s suffering. Many souls are depending upon us to offer our suffering on their behalf and to console Our Lady and Our Lord with our prayers.

      God bless you San San!

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      • Beckita says:

        So beautiful, Patrick. Your thoughts prompt me to think of something Jesus said to St. Faustina: The greater the sin, the greater right that sinner has to His Mercy. Those of us who avail ourselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation know that sorrow for our sins is necessary for a good confession. It’s equally important to release the sorrow and embrace the healing which accompanies self-forgiveness. In this, while using SteveBC’s language, letting go of the “Old World” of our sinfulness to embrace the “New World” of Christ’s Peace and Joy is a choice we each face. Jesus has also addressed us sinners through St. Faustina by clearly expressing HIS desire that we do so:

        “Be not afraid of your Savior, O sinful soul. I make the first move to come to you, for I know that by yourself you are unable to lift yourself to Me. Child, do not run away from your Father; be willing to talk openly with your God of mercy who wants to speak words of pardon and lavish his graces on you. How dear your soul is to Me! I have inscribed your name upon my hand; you are engraved as a deep wound in My Heart. …

        My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of My goodness? For you I descended from heaven to earth; for you I allowed myself to be nailed to the cross; for you I let my Sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you. Come then, with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart. Your misery has disappeared in the depths of My Mercy. Do not argue with Me about your wretchedness. You will give me pleasure if you hand over to me all your troubles and griefs. I shall heap upon you treasures of My grace.” (Diary, 1485)

        Here’s a full article on this topic in which the quote was embedded:http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/How-Can-We-Learn-to-Forgive-Ourselves-2713 God bless you, Dear Patrick!

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      • Doug says:

        Very moving Patrick!

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  38. Margaret says:

    Steve BC, I think your comment was meant for me, because I have had feelings of the old world, anger, gloom, while trying to live the new. Thank you for the reminder. God bless.

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  39. Christene says:

    Greetings dearest TNRS community! I ran across this treasure hidden away in my trove of prayers. I have added it to my my arsenal of daily prayers for the battle we find ourselves in in these dark and dangerous days. It spoke so clearly to my heart. Perhaps it will to yours, also. In the interest of space, I will just share a sampling of the Novena. If it speaks to you, here is the link to the webpage where I found it.
    http://divinewilluk.com/surrender-novena



    Peace to all here and may the love, mercy, and peace of our Lord Jesus fill the hearts of this broken world of ours!!

    The Surrender Novena

    Given by Jesus to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo

    Day 1


    Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying?
 Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.



    O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)


    Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Mother, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to
 belong completely to Jesus.
 



    Day 2


    Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way. Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying You take care of it.



    O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)


    Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Mother, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to
 belong completely to Jesus.
 



    Day 3


    How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; You take care of it, then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: Hallowed be thy Name, that is, be glorified in my need. Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life.
If you say to me truly: Thy will be done. Which is the same as saying: You take care of it. I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.



    O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)


    Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Mother, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to

    belong completely to Jesus.
 



    Day 4


    You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to me with faith: Thy will be done, You take care of it. I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say You take care of it. I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.



    O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)


    Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Mother, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to
 belong completely to Jesus.
 



     If you wish to find out more about Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo (1882-1970) and the rest of this Novena please go to this website;
    http://divinewilluk.com/surrender-novena



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    • Marie B. says:

      Thank you! This link worked for me, not the one you enclosed: http://www.divinewilluk.com/surrender-novena

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      • Christene says:

        Thank you so much for including the correct link! I see yours has the www. included. Even copying and pasting a link to share is too technologically advanced for me! Good grief, I’m hopeless. My general rule of thumb these days is that I am fleeing from any situation where I find divisiveness, bitterness, anger, strife, hostility, enmity…….you know……the basic nightmare we all face every moment of every day in these times. It is just a cacophony of voices in the world and in the Church and I find myself struggling not to jump into the fray but every time I do? Ugh…..I feel like I need to take a spiritual shower afterward. It is a minute by minute struggle. This Novena is helping me to stay focused and at peace as the confusion, the darkness, the anger, the absolute insanity of the days seem to grow stronger by the moment. And how to remember that in the midst of the madness Gods will is unfolding, the Holy Spirit is touching hearts, and the Blessed Mother is waging war on Satan, his demons, and his kingdom of darkness, evil, hatred, violence, fear, chaos, death, destruction, division, confusion, corruption, greed, duplicity, deception, depravity, and perversity. That is the challenge.

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      • Marie B. says:

        I sent the novena this morning to a friend who is undergoing the greatest trial of her life, something truly excruciating. She was so pleased with the novena and the timing. Thank you on her behalf, also!

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  40. pattyami says:

    Charlie, we miss you so much and love you. Hugs!

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  41. I heard Mike Voris of ChurchMilitantTV call the President “President Donald (Constantine) Trump. who ever would have thought that this President would such a great opportunity to save Christianity…???

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    • Beckita says:

      Yes, Patricia, and I think the God of Surpises has many more in store as we make our way through the Storm.

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      • Lynne says:

        This thought came to me… tell me what you think. I am sure most of us can agree that this country is deeply divided. When this country faced this type of division before, God gave us Abraham Lincoln to help unite us once again. Lincoln was an extremely humble man who was able to bring this country together. Fast forward to the present, our country is once again deeply divided. Did God send us a very confident, proud, even arrogant man to turn this country around this time? As I watched Trump during the inauguration and over the last couple of weeks, I see a man who is being humbled by this office. I also see a man who appears to be turning to God for help. God truly has surprises in store for us!

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        • Beckita says:

          Lynne, I agree. In our home, we frequently talk about this transformation of President Trump. The other day he remarked that he realizes as president, more than ever before, he needs God. Further, I think what he has had to face and do requires this ultra strong personality. Amen. Amen to this: “God truly has surprises in store for us!”

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      • .Amen, the storm seems to be getting stronger. Mary, Flame of Love, blind satan !!!!!

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  42. Annie says:

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  43. CrewDog says:

    I’m guessing that the below article could easily be re-written to reflect The Catholic Church and it’s enemies … ’cause many of the enemies are the same! ;-( Let’s Pray that there are Catholic & USA Patriots that, with God’s help, come to the fore!!
    “Restoring America’s leadership and security”–ADM James A Lyons, USN (Ret)
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/5/trump-restoring-america-after-obamas-failed-polici/
    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  44. Joe Crozier says:

    Wow – I look at the replies to Joe’s comments, especially from Beckita and SteveBC, and see a wonderful example of mature Christian love, acceptance, kindness, patience, tolerance and understanding. If only nations could deal with each other in this way. I agree with Joe in his opinion that we are not far away from events that will waken us up and change us forever. As for Charlie: there is always a place set at the table for him and a bed turned down. There will always be a warm welcome, ready and waiting. Friends often get things wrong but that does not stop them being friends. We remember all the good they have done which far outways the couple of times they miss the mark.

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  45. Mark Davis says:

    Thank you Bekita you are great. Miss you Charlie. Trump reads the bible. His favorite verse is

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    • Beckita says:

      Mark, I edited out the Biblical verse you claim is a favorite of President Trump. Without proof of its veracity, it is but a smear against this man.

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      • Mark Davis says:

        Yes Beckita it was a smear on Trump your smart, but you can easily verify what I said. Just Google “Trump says eye for an eye” he said it April 14th 2016. I do have some hope and pray he is legitimate, he seems to be to good to be true. Just like I had some doubts about Charlie way back if you look real close it didn’t seem right. If you look real close at Trump I’m basically sold, but the devil is tricky. I’ll stay real close to Jesus, Mary and the Church and look at all this political stuff as entertainment, a riddle.

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        • Beckita says:

          Mark, with respect, this blog has a history of people using accurate sources to convey a point. We continue with this policy. If you wish to make a point such as you did with the biblical verse, please provide the verification. We also aim for a tome of discourse which does not include smears. God bless you.

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  46. We should not be surprised that Charlie got this particular prophecy wrong. His angel told him that his faith would be tested, and there would be a time when he would struggle. So that prophecy may be true. I don’t know if that is how Charlie actually feels, but I think I would feel that way if my friends had insisted on one thing, and then done another, leaving me exposed. I suspect it is actually a gift for us, and for Charlie.

    This tidbit (no transfer of power, which has no real effect on the overall theme) also may have become a stumbling block to us. We had it down, understood, we could see the road ahead and could plan accordingly. We’ve gained Knowledge!

    Now, thankfully, that is gone. We can revert to fervent prayer, watchful eyes, and awe as the overall plan surrounds us. We can depend more fully on Him. Simple straightforward answers are not born of the whirlwind.

    However, God has told us enough of a glimpse so our eyes can interpret the times we are living in. Charlie has done well, and shown us where we were/are headed.

    It’s perfect really, we now have both an understanding of TNRS, and our pride in for-knowledge has been humbled.

    But I still keep getting this silly image in my head, of God, sitting on the edge of His couch, watching the inauguration, popcorn bowl in hand … “Hold on, I just want to see how this turns out…”

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    • Beckita says:

      This is wisdom, Quiet. Giggling at your closure. Thank you.

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    • jj says:

      Quiet,
      Your calling it a gift reminds me of Charlie saying that whenever he was told that he was going to receive a blessing, it meant that he was going to get his head handed to him, kind of rings true…

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    • SteveBC says:

      Quietpathways, this is both wisdom and funny! Thank you. 🙂

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      • janet says:

        Sorry I never remember where to look when I remember something…Didn’t Charlie say that he will make a blunder or mistake this year?

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        • Beckita says:

          Yes, he did, Janet, in his piece, “A Reality check.” All that he said, prompted the call from me for the Grand SIlence.

          “Sometime in the next year, I will be significantly wrong about something. It won’t be the Rescue, but it will be something. When it comes, it will not be a test of me, for I already know that God is good and seeks our reclamation. It will be a test for some of you, to see whether you have put your faith in me or your faith in God. If it is in me, your faith was always ill-placed. God is good, all the time, whatever the circumstances – and works to call us all back to Him. When I am wrong, I will accept the correction with gratitude and more wisdom. I will not leave the scene unless it is one of the fundamentals, and then, in full obedience to Holy Church, I will wait on the Lord, knowing that He will strengthen my heart and that it serves His purpose to call all His children back to Him.”

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    • Barb H says:

      Quiet,

      This! 😊 I so agree with what you have just posted. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.

      I’m so grateful to Beckita and Steve for taking the next right step being Sherpas! Miss Charlie so much; his pithy comments and his presence here but totally understand and respect him for being so honorable.

      Barb H

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  47. jaykay says:

    Beckita, thank you very much for that beautiful post on the Miraculous Medal. The picture of the first apparition that you chose is very striking – St. Catherine said that Our Lady actually let her rest her hands on Her lap, and this picture shows her doing just that, together with the “young boy” (angel) who came to call her to the chapel: “Sister Labouré, come to the chapel; the Blessed Virgin is waiting for you.”

    I like making connections (they don’t always work out but… hey!). And I had taken the various comments on what is currently going on into consideration (SteveBC’s in particular) and it struck me that there is a connection here.

    During this first apparition, the Virgin predicted that France would again be struck by turmoil. Catherine’s confessor didn’t believe her at first, but it came to pass just a week later when the last Bourbon King, Charles X, was violently overthrown. Although the violence of that occasion wasn’t on the scale of the 1789 revolution, or the infamous Commune 40 years later, Our Lady nevertheless predicted that France would be afflicted by more serious religious persecution in the future and that the Archbishop would be killed. All that indeed happened in 1870. Catherine herself lived in Paris through that period of the aggressively anti-religious Commune, and once even had to confront some Communards when she was on an errand of mercy. They backed down! But she herself worked quietly and diligently away all through that truly awful time, that “storm”, tending to her charges (poor old men) and always trusting in God. While she must have been physically afraid quite often, since there was huge violence and destruction, as well as actual starvation, in Paris during that time, she was truly humble (although by all accounts she could be laconically cutting when pressed too much – her commonsense peasant background). She is a real example for us of “TNRS” in times of strife and upheaval.

    I’ve been very interested in St. Catherine for some time, since I first began to wear the medal many years ago, quite by chance as it happened, but that’s a different story. Anyway, at that time I came across the biography of her by Fr. René Laurentin, which I think is pretty definitive, and it is certainly well worth reading if you can get it.

    Heartfelt thanks to Beckita and SteveBC for your efforts here, and blessings to all. J.

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    • Beckita says:

      Beautiful reflection, J. St. Catherine, pray for us all at TNRS!

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    • Mick says:

      So, Jaykay, when do we get to hear the other story? I do so love Miraculous Medal stories.

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      • jaykay says:

        Well, Mick, it was at a time when I had just returned to serious observation of the Faith, having been pretty much lukewarm, or careless, for years beforehand (never abandoned it but being lukewarm is worse, as Our Lord said). Anyway, by chance I’d come across a book on approved apparitions, including Fatima, La Salette, Pontmain, Quito etc. and… the Miraculous Medal. This was when I’d just come through a pretty bruising period and in many ways that had helped to lead me back to regular and (hopefully) committed practice, because I’d found I had nowhere else to turn.

        Anyway, my mother had visited and loved the Rue du Bac on her trips to Paris many years before, and she had often recalled the story of St. Catherine and the Medal, plus her preserved body in the chapel. So, having just read, and been very taken by, the apparition book, and in particular the material on St. Catherine, and having just come through this pretty stressful time and trying to get myself back to committed practice, what should I find one day at my totally secular workplace in a really unexpected location, on the top of a document-strewn filing cabinet and very obviously just thrown there by someone who had found it, but… a MM on a blue cord!

        Now, I never was one for attributing every chance find or happenstance or whatever to the supernatural but this just seemed to be, if not “A SIGN” in flashing lights, at least some sort of gentle invitation or confirmation, of the kind that would be so characteristic of our Mother. The Medal itself was a cheap thin one on a worn blue cord, of the very type the Legion of Mary used to distribute freely (and which I had spurned on a few occasions), so I didn’t feel that I was appropriating lost property by keeping it and wearing it. I eventually lost it but got it replaced by a golden one, which I still have – properly blessed.

        Et… ca y est!

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        • Beckita says:

          Awesome story, J. I hear a beautiful God-whisper from Our Lady to you in this story. I also perceive God allowing suffering to draw a soul back to Him: “This was when I’d just come through a pretty bruising period and in many ways that had helped to lead me back to regular and (hopefully) committed practice, because I’d found I had nowhere else to turn.” You’re a sign of hope, J. God bless you.

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          • jaykay says:

            Thank you, Beckita. I have to admit, the rough period I’d gone through was to some extent (more than I then wanted to admit) self-contributory, my very imperfect, untrusting reaction to circumstances I was placed in. A lot of it pride. But yes, since I’d already made the first moves back towards renewing commitment, the finding of the MM was a sort of “aha! ok, I see” moment. I did actually feel that at the time, without trying to over-dramatise it i.e. no epic Ben Hur music, rays of light and celestial choirs.

            That would have looked odd at work, anyway… 🙂

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          • Beckita says:

            Hahaha! Don’t most of us have a history in which we cause our own misery, J? As a wise priest taught me, God is so generous that He receives even our own self-caused suffering as a redemptive offering, even years after the events, for He exists in the Eternal Now. I love your humor, J!

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          • Doug says:

            “no epic Ben Hur music, rays of light and celestial choirs”. Ah yes Jaykay. God is quite subtle. Anyway, some good humor there. 😊

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        • Mick says:

          Merci, Jaykay! 🙂

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          I love that Jaykay! ❤

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  48. Evie says:

    I thank God for Our Heavenly Queen and now offer up each day for her pure ang holy intentions that always please Jesus, her Belived Son, Our Redeemer. Thank you. May God richly bless your good works.

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  49. radiclaudio says:

    Amen, amen!

    The Love of Christ to all my family here AND a big hello to Charlie and Deacon Terry too.

    TJtM,

    Rich

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