A Sign of Hope

(Since I stepped in to continue keeping TNRS site going, I have thought a great deal about Janet’s request made some time ago concerning guidelines for speaking about prophecy here. It will always be important to honor the Archdiocesan statements and, as events of the Storm continue to unfold, it seems only natural, at times, to refer to the broad sweep of events to come as we have so often discussed them here. Let us continue.) 

When viewing the Birmingham dinner video, I first learned of the numbers of Muslims, millions of them each year, converting to Christianity. This week, a new report concerning this ongoing development was printed by Michael Snyder at his site, The Most Important News:

“Millions of Muslims all over the world are giving their lives to Jesus Christ, and in many instances this is happening because of dreams, visions and other supernatural encounters… Fortunately, the decaying state of the Church in the United States is only a small part of the overall story. In other areas of the globe, Christianity is experiencing absolutely explosive growth even in the midst of horrendous persecution. This is particularly true in Islamic nations where we are seeing things happen that could have come straight out of the Book of Acts.”

Snyder relays stories of dreams and visions, including the story of a former ISIS fighter who had been killing Christians. This fighter conveyed that a “man in white” was coming to the fighter in dreams and said, “You are killing my people.” At one point, this ISIS fighter was given a Bible from a Christian man just before the fighter killed the Christian. The fighter began reading the Bible and, in yet another dream, he was invited by Christ to follow Him.

Snyder shares stories and statistics from Iran, Africa, and Asia. He closes his article with something very familiar to NRSteppers.

“I believe that a great move of God is coming to the western world too, but a great shaking is going to have to come first. Hearts have grown so hard and so prideful that it is going to take a great humbling before most people understand that they need the Lord. So even though the shaking will be very challenging, we should welcome it, because it will shake multitudes into the Kingdom of God.”

May there be a great harvest one day and may we be so blessed to participate in the ordinary ways of helping people in our local communities both now and in the days of greatest difficulties.

About Beckita

Beckita, widow, mother and grandmother, lives in Missoula, Montana. After more than thirty years of service, she retired from two careers: elementary school educator and director of liturgical music ministry in a local parish. Serving the Catholic Church in many capacities since early childhood, she now provides care for a nearly 90 year old priest of Chinese origin and collaborates with him in evangelizing the Chinese people. For more than twenty-five years, she has welcomed words from heaven concerning these sobering times in which we live and, like so many, takes seriously Our Lord and Our Lady’s call to intercede for the return of souls to God. Responding to heaven’s call for prayer, for her, included making pilgrimages to shrines in Europe, Asia and South America. She says these travels, added to her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa in the mid-seventies, have expanded her heart to hold dear all peoples of the world. She is a longtime member of TNRS community and when she began reading Charlie’s posts, immediately, she found that his mission and message harmonize well with Church approved private revelation of our times. In September 2015, she accepted an invitation to become part of TNRS Answers Team. As events of the Storm evolved, last fall (2016), she accepted Charlie’s invitation to become managing editor of TNRS should he need to leave the site. With great gratitude to and for Charlie, founder of TNRS, and with great respect and admiration for the lifelong experiences and God-given gifts he brought to bear on his work at this site - she knows we all know he’s irreplaceable – still, she considers it a great privilege to serve the TNRS community.
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126 Responses to A Sign of Hope

  1. Mary Ann says:

    Wake up America

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  2. Katey Utterback says:

    Beckita, this is very interesting, but I do not know who this person is. Yes, he’s written some books on the so-called rapture, but I do not know his credentials. Is he trustworthy? What I see of his writings makes me leery. Yes, he notes there is upheaval, but we all see that. Is anyone else here familiar with him? I apologize, I am a born skeptic. Thanks for all you do, Beckita, I sincerely appreciate your efforts. God bless, katey

    On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM, The Next Right Step wrote:

    > Beckita posted: ” (Since I stepped in to continue keeping TNRS site going, > I have thought a great deal about Janet’s request made some time ago > concerning guidelines for speaking about prophecy here. It will always be > important to honor the Archdiocesan statements and,” >

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    • Beckita says:

      It’s good to be cautious, Katey. The information about the conversion of Muslims is the intended focus of this post. In light of Charlie telling us we would one day be united as Christians, I found it especially significant that God, who is certainly capable of instant miracles but more often works in process, is already at work in a process of drawing His Muslim children to Himself through visions and dreams. And there continue to be reports, from additional Christian sources, of this reality. We hear this from Catholic sources as well, such as from Fr. Mitch Pacwa who mentioned at the Birmingham Dinner nearly two years ago that Our Lady of Guadalupe is appearing to Muslim women. His source was a Catholic bishop from the Mideast. (There’s also a transcript of this video.)

      We know our non-Catholic Christian brothers and sisters love the Lord and strive to follow in His Ways as do we. We know there are variances in faith teachings, such as the rapture. Even with differences in particulars, we dwell on what unites us as we move forward in a spirit of ecumenism. How often Charlie reminded us he was told we are to be equal partners in the work of being sherpas. We can achieve this and remain true to our Catholic teaching. The closing quote which Michael Snyder, a Christian man, did not prophesy himself but does believe, is synonymous with TNRS’s understanding of the purpose of the Storm. Approved Catholic prophesy has also conveyed this; Our Lady of Akita is a prime example.

      God bless you, Katey, and all of us.

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      • Sean Sullivan says:

        Beckita,
        I find myself from time to time perusing Charlie’s old articles for inspirations and such. I came upon a couple which I have posted today. One speaks of God using others (Mark Mallet) for His work and is shown here:

        https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/the-narrow-way/

        “…A couple of years ago, one of my priests sent me a link to a website with the admonition that he thought this guy might be stealing some of my stuff – maybe from an old Spirit Daily article of something. That was my first introduction to Mark Mallett. As we studied it, it soon became clear that much of the stuff he wrote about we had covered in great depth, and with the same conclusions – but privately, not in any public forum. And as we read it more, both my priest and I became fans.

        Mallett’s material was so striking and powerful I read him silently for almost a year before I first attempted to contact him earlier this year. When something is that good, I am not less careful, but even more wary of a potential deception. I prayed a lot about it – and eventually started thinking it was time to send him a note. I asked for a sign. I got it the next morning…”

        “He – and Pelianito – have become a profound comfort to me. You can’t really explain to anyone how these things come if they haven’t experienced some variation of it. It is like trying to expalin color to one who is congenitally blind. That does not stop you from doing your work but, boy, it makes it lonely sometimes. It has been a profound source of joy to have someone I can occasionally bounce things off of or discuss things that trouble me – and it be someone who has gone through many similar fearsome things to what I have. Oh, our paths have been different in significant ways, but trekking through these lonely woods, whatever route you took, creates a sense of real kinship.”

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  3. Snowy Owl says:

    Thank you for this, Beckita. How blessed we are to be alive during this time. God’s mercy is beyond all we could ever hope for or dream of. How good He is to all of us! I know what’s coming will be painful- is already painful, but it seems we hold out and only turn to Him when we exhaust all other avenues. So be it. How worth the pain it will be to see so many come home, and we only have to think about what Jesus suffered for each one of us! It will give us courage. Suffering is a very great gift and that He allows us to use our pain to help save souls is even greater!
    “The loss of each soul plunges Me into mortal sadness. You always console Me when you pray for sinners. The prayer most pleasing to Me is prayer for the conversion of sinners. Know, My daughter, that this prayer is always heard and answered.” Jesus to St. Faustina.
    As you say, Beckita- we can do it! Yes!💜 by God’s grace- we can do it and bring everyone with us! 🕆

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    • moreen67 says:

      Snowy I feel that this is one of my callings is to pray for conversions!!! I find that when people attack each other (I’m not talking about civil disagreements) the way I see on other Catholic blogs like attacking our Pope I say (because I can’t change minds) OK are you praying for him??? The answers I have gotten are shall we say less than charitable. Jesus said to love your enemy (good way is to pray for them) I listen to Him because I also know that when I face the truth of myself before Him one day I will be found lacking – not afraid to ask this of TNRS peeps – will you say a prayer for me? Love this blog!!!! Maureen

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      • Beckita says:

        Amen, Mo. Praying for you and all of us at TNRS.

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      • jlynnbyrd says:

        Moreen, you are in my prayers. ❤

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      • Snowy Owl says:

        Amen, Mo, we can pray for each other! 💖 I agree, it’s sad how Pope Francis is treated.We just keep praying! Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8… and this is what I always see here, always have! I also love this site and the people here!

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      • Mick says:

        Praying for you, Maureen.

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      • Sean Sullivan says:

        I also have noticed the Pope Attacks being ramp up’d. Here is one of Charlies articles October 2014 speaking of the storm.

        https://charliej373.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/through-wind-and-waves/

        “Finally, once the Storm was well established, the most important tool at satan’s disposal would be that of deception – to actively imitate that which is objectively good. At that point, the disasters borne of seduction would be increasingly clear to all who were not invincibly ignorant or committed to an ideology visibly collapsing from the weight of its own fallacies.

        So satan’s minions would adopt orthodoxy with a vengeance, seeking to convince people they were literally holier than the Pope. Having worn out the utility of pushing people off the true path to the left, they would now push them to the right. Satan is equal opportunity that way. Whether you fall into the abyss from the left or from the right does not concern him, only that you fall. In these last years, the abyss to the right is more useful to satan.”

        **I separated the above into an additional paragraph for easier readability.

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  4. Mick says:

    “May there be a great harvest one day and may we be so blessed to participate in the ordinary ways of helping people in our local communities both now and in the days of greatest difficulties.” Amen, Beckita.

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  5. Anne says:

    I have been re reading some past Mallett articles……. Especially trumpets of warning and Revelation Illumination. Then I wrote a few words in my journal and my last sentence is….The
    Harvest is ready!
    Less than a minute later I read this post and was overjoyed when I read the last paragraph…. Let alone the whole article!!!

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  6. flora potter says:

    So be it.
    Amen

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  7. leel004 says:

    This article reminds of someone!
    Sounds like a website I found about a year and a half ago. MAny articles were written by a convert who was proclaiming that LOTS of bad junk was coming, and that God wanted us to prepare for this time, by doing good stuff in our little whrelms of influence. And that it was important to display signs of hope to others, so they , too, would desire to please God , and not give into dispair….can’t quite remember the blogger’s name at the moment, but seemed like a friendly kind of person…kinda like that cartoon character from the 60’s and 70’s called Charlie the tuna king! Ah well…the name will come to me later, i am sure!
    Let us hope and pray that we don’t have to go all the way to the bottom of the pit to have things turn around. I think though before our country will have any common sense OR change of heart, we will need another 9/11 but much more extensive. I pray not, but i do not have hope in people who want to controll the masses.

    And what a blessing to see the hand of God revealing truth to our separated family members! Thank you Jesus!
    Can’t wait for that BIG OLE’ family reunion that will take place on the spiritual banquet table of Christ!!!!!
    God bless

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  8. Vladimír says:

    Hello brothers and sisters in Jesus,
    a long time ago it was said the spilled blood of Christians is the saving force for conversion of pagans – in a saving economy of our God it is something we can rely on. Not one drop of blood of our poor brothers and sisters in the Middle East and elsewhere is going unanswered before His eyes and heart. In the spiritual realm it is completely different than what we see here with our earthly eyes and understanding. As the Bible says His ways are not our ways and His thinking is not our thinking. I believe the prayers of all, especially evangelicals who devote their time to pray and fast for conversion of Muslims for decades now, are being answered big time right before our very eyes. Thank you Jesus, praise you Jesus (my “mantra”). Blessings to all and Charlie!

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  9. Christene says:

    I know…..I’m breaking my Lenten fast! Told you, Beckita……..😉, but I feel called to share this.
    I discovered this Novena to Our Lady of Good Success about two years ago and have prayed it daily ever since.
    http://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/b002rp.htm

    I will share the prayer I was moved to implore in the first request;
    “O Mother Mary,
    I pray that satan and his demons will be cast out from this earthly realm and into the outer edges of the outer darkness by a tsunami of your Son’s Light and Love, Truth and Mercy, Hope and Healing filling every heart.
    I pray that all that lies hidden in the darkness of his kingdom, every lie and deception, plan and scheme, all corruption and greed, duplicity, depravity, and perversity may be exposed in the Light of Divine Truth.
    I pray that his kingdom of darkness and evil, hatred and violence, fear and chaos, death and destruction, division and confusion, corruption and greed, duplicity and deception, depravity and perversity may be obliterated and all those that he holds captive,
    In the Catholic Church, the the separated Body of Christ, billionaires and bankers, those in finance and on Wall Street, the elite of politics and society, those in secret societies and satanists, all those in ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, Al Shabob, Boko Haram, Hezbollah, Hamas, and all instruments of terror, and all those who are lost in the darkness of his deception and lies and crushed in the woundedness of their sins may be SET FREE to find hope and healing in the Light of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    In the St. Michael prayers, we implore St. Michael to defend us so that the “gates of hell WILL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST US”. We are NOT a Church that is supposed to be hunkered down in fear and on defense! We are called to be on the march and STORMING THE GATES OF HELL!! Right now satan holds CAPTIVE the children of God! Let us all, in this 100th year since Our Lady of Fatima called us to arms, take her hand, seek shelter in her Immaculate Heart, join with her through our prayers, fasting, and sacrifices and in the power of the Holy Spirit through the Sacraments of the Church, storm those gates and help her free her children and lead them to the Light of Jesus. Let us help go out into this world and like the Good Samaritan find those lost on the roads of this life, beaten and dying in the woundedness of their sins, bind up their wounds, and carry them to the Healer that they may be made whole in his Eucharistic Love!!
    We are entrusted with ALL of the riches that God wishes to share with the world! The world is like Lazarus lying at the entrance of our gates begging to eat just the crumbs that fall from our Eucharistic table!! Let us NOT be like the rich man who passed him by each day without a thought!!

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  10. Lisa says:

    Wow! This is incredible. We were at a wake last night and the son of the deceased kept talking and talking. More like rembling and my spirit prayed for him. I thought how are so many so lost and don’t have the Lord. Yet so true here in America. And then many who appear faithful and would do any good deed needed to be done, but want to side with the ways of man and not of God. Are the faithful , repentant and sacramental sinners the minority here? Though rhetorical, Lord have Mercy.

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  11. Karen says:

    Yes, that would be my prayer too Beckita. I believe Our Lady has prepared many people who may read and/or comment on this website. In other words, we are people who are born for these days. The homily given at the St Patrick’s Solemnity Mass which I attended was about being known by God from the womb and being consecrated – ie, set aside for holy work – for a particular thing He has in mind for us. First, we have to come to know Him and ourselves in relation to Him. And we have to learn to trust Him. I believe Our Blessed Mother has been working very hard along these lines since 1830, using the holy resource of private revelation and the poverty of our situation to encourage and inform groups of like-minded people. She doesn’t want to exclude anyone and She wants the maximum exposure in the shortest amount of time. She makes allowance for our slowness to grasp things while at the same time knows the urgency of our times. I believe we have arrived at crunch time. The time is now, today, and we are called to participate pronto! The gentle, ingenious and eternal capacity of God’s loving creativity will astound us and at the same time weave us into His own work. I thank you and the team enormously for what you are enabling here.

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  12. Luke Michael says:

    Maranatha

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  13. Doug says:

    Nice Beckita.

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  14. Christene says:

    Here is some more information on Our Lady of Good Success, a fully approved but little known apparition of the Blessed Mother in Ecuador and the messages and prophecies for the times we are now in.

    http://www.traditioninaction.org/tiabk003.htm

    A few paragraphs from the article;
    “Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres (1563-1635) was a Spanish Conceptionist sister who traveled from her country to the New world to help found the Royal Convent in Quito, Ecuador.

    Favored with many singular gifts from heaven, this chosen soul was given to know many future events, especially the grievous situation of the Church in the 20th Century.

    Our Lady told her that in our lamentable times, heresies would abound, the corruption of manners and customs would be almost complete, and the light of the Faith nearly extinguished. To atone for the many profanations, blasphemies, and abuses and to hasten the day of the triumphant restoration, this 17th century sister was asked to become an expiatory victim for our times.

    But Our Lady promised Her intercession at the very moment “when the evil will appear triumphant and when the authority abuses my power.” This would “mark the arrival of my hour, when I, in a marvelous way, will dethrone the proud and accursed Satan, trampling him under my feet and fettering him in the infernal abyss.” These words harmonize perfectly with the message of hope Our Lady delivered to the three children at Fatima in 1917: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”

    Ok, I am now zipping my lips once again and entering back into the wonderous deep silence of this beautiful Lenten journey. Holding you all in my prayers! Peace!!

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    • Christene says:

      Ok, I have to add a big, huge, waving red flag to those who might go to the link provided that carries information about Our Lady of Good Success (it is literally the ONLY thing that shows up on all of Google). I never really bothered to peruse the site in much depth (my bad) but apparently it an ultra-traditionalist site. Usually, the moment I run across any place that promotes SSPX or rails against Vatican ll, I run screaming like my hair is on fire. Thank goodness I was ignorant of their leanings, because I would have missed out on this beautiful treasure!! But I felt the need to flag the rest of the content you will run across. God Bless everyone!! Peace!!

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      • Beckita says:

        Thank you, Christene.

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      • jaykay says:

        Hi Christene, I first heard about Our Lady of Good Success many years ago, probably via Spirit Daily, I think. I was impressed by the accuracy of what Mother Mariana de Jesus reported Our Lady spoke to her, especially concerning the 20th century. Some time ago I downloaded, for Kindle, a good book about it by Fr. Manuel Sousa Pereira “The Story of Our Lady of Good Success and the Novena”, Dolorosa Press. It gives the story of her life, and is a fascinating read. I’d thoroughly recommend it.

        God bless all. J.

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  15. Phillip Frank says:

    “So even though the shaking will be very challenging, we should welcome it, because it will shake multitudes into the Kingdom of God.”

    Remember how well we Americans came together after 9-11?
    I remember they even removed some of the raunchier TV shows at the time and saying God Bless America was all the rage- even in Washington. Like the old adage says, “there are no atheist in a foxhole.”
    But some of us need to fear the Lord to do His will. It’s like the older Act of Contrition [ Oh my God , I am heartly sorry for having offended you….because of thy just punishment….].
    It is acceptable to fear the Lord, even the angels tremble. But it would be better if we loved Him, [ …who art all good and deserving of all my love…].
    But by fear or by love, God gets his man.
    So like Job, when it comes, I’ll keep my hand over my mouth. (sure I will!😉)

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  16. maryopl says:

    So much hope in these events! So much light coming out of the darkness!
    A quote from the Count of Monte Christo:
    “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
    ” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.” ― Alexandre Dumas
    And so we wait – filled with the hope in our faithful God to rescue us. We stand ready with packs on our backs to guide the lost to the right path and show them the way up the mountain.

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  17. Beckita says:

    This day God gives me strength of high heaven
    Sun and moon shining, flame in my hearth
    Flashing of lightning, wind in its swiftness
    Deeps of the ocean, firmness of earth.

    This day God sends me Strength as my guardian
    Might to uphold me, Wisdom as guide.
    Your eyes are watchful, Your ears are listening
    Your lips are speaking, Friend at my side.

    God’s way is my way, God’s shield is round me
    God’s host defends me, saving from ill.
    Angels of heaven drive from me always
    All that would harm me, stand by me still.

    Rising I thank You, Mighty and Strong One
    King of Creation, Giver of Rest.
    Firmly confessing God in three persons,
    Oneness of Godhead, Trinity blest.

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    • We would do well to remember today that St. Patrick’s conversion came as a result of his captivity and ill-treatment by pagans and his escape from slavery and return to Ireland came as a result of dreams and visions. St. Patrick, be our strong intercessor for our own conversion and metanoia. Peace and blessings to all who remain here.

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  18. Bob says:

    My wife has been leading the family prayer for the conversion of Muslims for some time now and it will continue. An update. I recently turned 65 and spent part of the day going to the gym and after doing squats and deadlifts in the weight room I hope I can continue to avoid the nursing home for many years. A friend of mine in The St. charlies area has had it on his heart for several years to develop a ministry to help Catholic addicts return to the faith and to integrate their faith in their healing and recovery process. As I work with addicts, I can hope that God will have some work for me in assisting in some small way that ministry, when I retire later this year, so pray for the Trinity Prayer Group which is planning this new seed of ministry. And I recently played, what I hope, is my last game of “Demolition Derby”. I was passing a truck on the interstate and after passing I was unable to avoid a stalled pickup in the lane near the center median, but by God’s grace was able to slow down enough so that the car took the impact, leaving me without a scratch. I wonder if the fact that I was praying the Rosary at the time was a factor of help.

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  19. Phillip Frank says:

    We had a tragedy today.
    My son’s wife had a misscarriage.
    She was very early on so we did not know if the baby was a boy or girl but in honor of St Patrick, they have chosen to name the baby Pat.
    Please pray for them.
    St Pat, pray for us.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Phillip, I am sad to hear this. Must be tough, but I like the naming. A PMT on the way for all involved.

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    • Beckita says:

      So sorry, Phillip. Praying for your son and his wife. Praying for all your family. Indeed, St. Pat, pray for us.

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    • Mick says:

      Phillip Frank, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Having suffered miscarriage myself, I have an idea what you are all going through. I will pray for your son, for his wife, and for all of you. Baby Pat, please pray for all of us.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Phillip, my heart aches for you and your family. I have prayed for you all, and baby Pat.

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      I’m really sorry, Phillip. Praying for all of you.

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    • Karen says:

      That is sad news for you all Phillip. I don’t know if your son and daughter-in-law would be interested in the following which I have just now stumbled upon, but there might be some others of us here who can tuck it away if needed in future. The current article on http://www.courageouspriest.com/ is entitled ‘The Little Known Blessing of Parents After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth’. I know there are blessings for many things but I had never read this one before. God bless and may St Gerard Majella intercede for your young family.

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    • Doug says:

      I’m sorry to hear Phillip. My prayers are with you.

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    • maryopl says:

      Dear Phillip,
      Such a heart-rending time for your family. Here is a prayer from EWTN that I find soothing.

      “My Lord, the baby is dead!
      Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?”

      “Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.
      You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”

      I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. — Mother M. Angelica

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    • Doug says:

      Also, Phillip, if you would say a prayer for my daughter, I would appreciate that. She just informed us this week she is expecting. She has a 5 and 2 year old and has also had 3 miscarriages. God bless you!

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    • Kati says:

      Philip,

      You can have your priest or deacon administer the **Blessing of Parents After a Miscarriage.**. This is a beautiful thing and can bring healing and more faith to both of you. God be with you all…

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    • dianebelvs says:

      I’m praying for little Pat and for your whole family. May God Bless You all with His peace.

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      • Phillip Frank says:

        Thank you everyone for your prayers and condolences.
        The time of sifting is upon us.
        We all had a very difficult week culminating in this.
        Our little Angel is with the Lord and powerful heartfelt prayers are going up to heaven right now from those of us who are shaken by this event.
        As an active pro-life family, we are very keen on the personhood of pre-borns so this is very hard. Just as hard as if a born baby was lost to us.
        The knowledge that the little tyke is in heaven is a consolation, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
        Seeing Pats little brothers and sisters reminds us that this one is missing from our group of little round faces until we meet in heaven.
        My son is very baby nuts so the loss for him is great. His faith is strong, so time will heal him, but this scar shall remain.
        I will offer up this cross for all of your intentions.
        I will especially keep your child in my watchful care Doug. We are storming heaven right now with rent hearts.
        Thank you again friends. You are all dear to me.
        I love you all very much
        Phil

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        • Beckita says:

          Tears streaming, Phil. Thank you for your powerful offering of suffering during this time of deep sorrow for your family. My daughter had two miscarriages with the added burden of postpartum depression both times. Will keep you and all the family in prayer in these days of mourning. May Wee St. Pat continue to pray for us.

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        • Doug says:

          Thank you Phillip. You are a good father. You have a good heart.

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        • Doug says:

          Philip, thank you! I also lit a candle after Mass this past weekend for your son.

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    • Prayers for your wife, for healing of heart, mind and body…for your sweet wee one, now in the arms of the angels, and for you, as a father suffering such a loss as well. God be with you and comfort you.

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      • SteveBC says:

        Reets Charlie, this is a fine comment except that the parents who lost the child are Phillip Frank’s son and daughter-in-law. I felt I needed to point that out, if only to redirect your prayers to the entire family. 🙂

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        • Thank you, Steve.. I noticed after I posted the comment that I had misread the details. I apologize to Phil’s son and daughter-in-law and hope I did not incur further grief for them. My prayers were redirected for all as soon as I saw my mistake… God bless all.

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    • janet333 says:

      Praying for them all, Phillip.

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  20. Beckita, I totally understand if you choose not to publish this comment…I am just happy to share this with you. I am always amazed, though I shouldn’t be, at how God works and one thing always leads to another to bring fluidity to His purpose and plan so that we might see. I just heard Rush Limbaugh mention today that what the state courts are doing in rejecting Trump’s immigration bans could very well be considered a soft coup, by way of nullifying the president’s power….Charlie had said he would be heard from again by the beginning of his “million man march” in the occurrence of a coup….and then I find this article sharing the info on conversions of thousands of Muslims, as Charlie said would happen before our world would be set right. Over half a million Catholics, myself included, pledged to say a rosary every day for the defeat of ISIS and the conversion of Muslims. I find so much hope and encouragement in the recognition that those rosaries are being answered in a huge way! I remain steadfast in living the Faith, true to God’s Word, giving hope to those around me, doing what’s right and taking the next right step…not thinking past today, just living, praying, waiting. Blessings to all here!

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    • Beckita says:

      Good to hear from you Reets Charlie. The forces pressing on President Trump are incredible. I’m reading the activity described as a soft coup in many, many articles. Charlie did say it would take something as significant as a hard coup to bring him out of watchful retirement.

      Praying rosaries in union with these intentions you’ve named. God bless you.

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      • Christene says:

        Beckita, nothing can spell out much more clearly the dire and perilous times we are in as a nation than this interview between Greg Hunter and Former CIA Station Chief Scott Uehlinger who says the 2016 Presidential Election put “America in totally unknown territory.”
        “Uehlinger says that former President Obama is running his own shadow government. Uehlinger contends, “Shadow government is a mainstream expression even in the countries where I lived.  When you are a Prime Minister in power, you always had an opposition Prime Minister or a shadow Prime Minister.  The opposition guy lines up his guys, and each of them has an opposite number in the administration.  Actually, Obama has set up, and he can call it anything he wants, but, effectively, it is a shadow government, and it’s designed to undercut the legitimacy of the Trump Administration.  We are in unknown territory here.”
        http://usawatchdog.com/america-in-totally-unknown-territory-scott-uehlinger/#more-18676

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        • Beckita says:

          Indeed, Christene. Many such reports abound and many such news items have been shared here. One that Crew Dog posted actually had a subtitle naming that Obama was operating in his self-declared third term of office. The impact of Trump’s administration is evident in the G20’s new statements released today. I imagine the elites are furious. For us, our families, our country and our world, we continue to pray.

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  21. Pascalou says:

    For TNRS family, every day I pray with you and for you.

    Thanks for Beckita , Steve ….

    For Mick
    I would like to join you and do the 33 days to Merciful Love.. But I don’t know how. What does it consist of ?
    ( “awesome” in french “impressionnant)

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      You can buy the book here
      https://www.ignatius.com/Products/TDML-P/33-days-to-merciful-love.aspx
      or at amazon. You might want to do a search on amazon because I know you can find it used for less. It consists of a short daily reading, meditation and a prayer. Day 33 is consecration day. It’s wonderful and doesn’t take a lot of time each day- unless you want it to! 🙂

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    • Mick says:

      Pascalou, I’m sorry didn’t respond earlier; it’s been a very busy weekend, and I am trying to get caught up. I’m really glad that you’ll be joining us for the preparation and consecration. Like Snowy said (thanks, Snowy!), Ignatius Press and Amazon have the book. Amazon also has it in Kindle form, if you’d prefer that. 🙂

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  22. Another Karen says:

    Haven’t said it for awhile, so……thanks for continuing to plug away here, Beckita. Your entries are valuable and though there may not be as many comments as in the past, hopefully our wonderful TNRS community continues to stay at the ready for whatever comes our way! You are all still in my prayers! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  23. As Catholics, I think we sometimes forget that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are real and that He is not a lessor part of the Holy Trinity.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Joanne, I agree. In fact, I think the Holy Spirit has a huge part in helping us out of the Old System of the World and into the New. Although I could certainly be wrong, Mary and her Spouse in partnership is perhaps a good way to see this.

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    • Kati says:

      In Ireland, the Holy Spirit is often referred to as the WILD GOOSE. Here is a terrific video (one of a series) about the LOVE God has for us….with an emphasis on the Holy Spirit:

      http://thewildgooseisloose.com/gods-love-poured-out

      Our God is soooooo GOOD!

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      • Snowy Owl says:

        Kati, that video was beautiful (love that priest!) and the wild goose image! Thank you for posting this 🙂

        Liked by 3 people

      • audiemarie2014 says:

        Kati, I have those DVDs about the Wild Goose! Began watching the first one months ago, but, after your post, am now wanting to watch the rest. A young family friend who died back in the first part of January, for whom I had requested prayers here (thank you all), had given me the nickname of Goose years ago. Well, it transformed into Mongoose at a later date, but that’s another story. Even though there are and have been dark times, there is also peace and joy in my heart at the same time. I believe it is the Wild Goose. Thank you, Holy Spirit!

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  24. MarieUrsula says:

    When I recall the life of Saint Patrick, I think of this beautiful song. Although Saint Patrick didn’t necessarily write the original poem-prayer, it’s often attributed to him. Think of our TNRS community when you hear the words:

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, friends.

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  25. audiemarie2014 says:

    Speaking of hope, I’d like to give credit to Charlie for sparking me to action of which I never would have thought doing before. I joined several women from our church and attended the Catholics at the Capitol event last week. It was wonderful! The Archbishop of our diocese, all of our Bishops from our state of MN, plus many priests and the Little Sisters of the Poor. They were expecting about 500 and drew over 1,000 Catholics for the entire day. As you might know, I don’t like to comment or talk much and felt a bit timid at the Capitol, but soon realized many of us felt a bit intimated. After we met with one of our Representatives, as we were saying good-bye, I was able to tell her that I’d pray for her. She grabbed my arm and said, “Thank you! You don’t know how much that means!” At the closing ceremony, gathered around the rotunda, our Archbishop said we were no longer going to circle the wagons, but be active and have our voices heard! You can check out the highlights, if you like if this link works. God bless you all.
    https://mncatholic.org/catholics-at-the-capitol/

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  26. sodakrancher says:

    Thank you everyone here and continued prayers for everyone . Happy St Patricks day to all ! Learned something today listening to Al Kresta . St Patrick was not actually Irish, but English . I never knew that .

    God Bless us all here and our families please ,and President Trump .

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  27. ftsohsp says:

    Blessed right Hand of my Jesus, I kiss you, I compassionate You, I adore You and I thank You for myself and for all. For as many blows as You receive, so many souls do I ask you to free, at this moment, from eternal damnation. As many drops of Blood as You shed, so many souls do I pray you to wash in this Most Precious Blood of Yours. O my Jesus, for the bitter pain You suffer, I ask You to open the Heavens to all, and to Bless all creatures. May Your Blessing call all sinners to conversion, and all heretics and unbelievers to the Light of the Faith.
    from:The Nineteenth Hour: From 11 AM to 12 PM
    Jesus is Crucified http://luisapiccarreta.co/?page_id=2864

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  28. zeniazenia says:

    Consider a wonderful new book available on Amazon (or Inter Library Loan), which is the personal testimony, written by former Muslim Aghdas Mariaey, ‘My Journey into the Light of God’s Love: The Catholic faith through the eyes of a young Muslim.’ Beautiful love story.

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  29. Great post, Beckita. Here’s a wonderful site with 5 videos of Muslims who had either dreams or visions of Jesus and, of course, it changed their lives forever;

    http://morethandreams.org/

    Dave

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    • SteveBC says:

      Thank you, DoctorDave. I remember watching one of these 3-4 years ago and being quite amazed.

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    • Beckita says:

      Just viewed the first video, Dave. What a time of visitation from the Lord! Looking forward to viewing others. Thank you so much.

      Liked by 2 people

      • I never get tired of watching these videos. Incredible as it might seem to someone who knows my wife today, she was a dedicated practitioner of witchcraft until she had a vision of Jesus on our Marriage Encounter weekend. Her whole testimony is SO amazing. In a large part as a result of the changes that I saw in her life, subsequent to her vision, I also later became a Christian some 3 years later.

        To give you an idea of how anti-Christian she was, before she agreed to attend the M.E. weekend, she asked our “sponsors” this question; “They’re not going to talk about JEEESUS, are they?”

        Dave

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  30. Katey Utterback says:

    Thank-you, Beckitia, for your response to me and thank-you for all the enlightening and beautiful comments by the TNRS group. I pray for us all every day. Special prayers for your family PhillipFrank & thank-you for the beautiful prayer Charlene and thank-you Mike/Mick(?) for your prayers for the conversion of our sons. Ongoing prayers for all here, you fill me with joy. I, too, pray daily for the conversion of Muslims. My only news source is the Christian Science Monitor. My thinking is that they are invested in the truth. If it’s in the regular media and then confirmed by the CSM then I think it might be so… Maybe. They did report that Muslims are converting to Christianity. And, of course, I pray that all Christians may be ONE. Amen. thank-you, katey

    On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM, The Next Right Step wrote:

    > Beckita posted: ” (Since I stepped in to continue keeping TNRS site going, > I have thought a great deal about Janet’s request made some time ago > concerning guidelines for speaking about prophecy here. It will always be > important to honor the Archdiocesan statements and,” >

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  31. Has anyone watched Tierra de Maria on Netflix? I just finished it today. Lovely documentary film about God’s plan of love carried out through Our Lady and our obedience to His call. Stories of conversion and miraculous healing. It’s kind of corny in places but mostly lovely and inspiring.

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    • My sister and I both watched it. It can also be found on you tube, but be careful. The trailers are there too. The movie is @1 3/4 hours long. Most impressed with the conversion of the abortion doctor because of Medjugorje. Did you see the name of his new baby practice on the door of his office? I was floored considering this website and the connection to Our Lady of Tepeyac. The name on the office door was Tepeyac!

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  32. CrewDog says:

    I’m guessing that in the near future there will be some phenomenal archaeological finds that reinforce our Faith and will give us Hope to weather dark days.

    “How did Jesus’ early followers live? This Israeli excavation could provide clues.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/how-did-jesus-live-this-new-israeli-excavation-could-provide-some-clues/2017/03/20/a94bd0d4-0d6a-11e7-b2bb-417e331877d9_story.html

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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