The People of the Kingdom and of Heaven…



One of our own has made her Final Journey Home. Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Nancy, who was known as nanannda2 or NancyD on site. Nancy passed away last evening, on the Feast of St. Padre Pio. Let us also pray for Nancy’s family and friends who continue their mourning process. May all who know and love Nancy be strengthened and comforted. May Nancy become an intercessor for us at TNRS as we continue striving to build God’s Kingdom on earth in these days of the Storm.

Special condolences to Kris who is also a member of this community and a dear friend of Nancy. Together, they hosted Charlie in Aberdeen, SD. Nancy and Kris have shared a longtime friendship, watching each other’s families grow while working and praying together for over thirty years.



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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297 Responses to The People of the Kingdom and of Heaven…

  1. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    To all,

    Prayers for the repose of Nancy’s soul.

    I would ask prayers from all for the death of my friend Thomas Scheck’s beloved son, Luke Stephen Scheck on Monday the 25. The grief of his parents is intense. What parent who has not felt their child kicking in their womb held their beloved child and cuddled him/her as an infant does not feel their pain of loss? We know, how ever, that the sorrowful mother of Jesus understands our heartbreaking grief. As put well in the Two Tower’s movie – “[n]o parent should have to outlive a child” – but we have all participated in this pain of loss and “what-if.”

    I am saying the Office of the Dead for both Luke and Nancy.

    For those who worry and fret about the dead, or question purgatory, I suggest reading Catherine of Genoa’s marvelous book on purgatory. The Paulist Press edition has a preface by Catherine De Hueck Doherty and introduction by Father Benedict Groeschel. Two saints of our lifetime. The book will console you and simultaneously set you on fire with the love of God. Frankly, it is the best on explanation on purgatory, bar none.

    Happy belated birthday, Beckita. God grant many more to Becky!

    Beckita, if you ever wonder/doubt why you kept the website going, look no further than the apostolic pardon. See how many people who are good, devoted Catholics who knew nothing of it? This is just a sampling of laity, and there are many priest who do not know of it. So, by educating the TNRS and making it available, folks can educate their parish priests and thus bring this wonderful benefit to the souls in purgatory, helping out our beloved family in Christ. What a blessing this will be for so many. Thank you for your work!

    Prayers for all!

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  2. Anne says:

    May the Holy Spirit help Beckita in her days away. May He fill us all.

    so we are coming to October! We will see …… Whatever happens or does not happen may all stay in the Heart of Mary.
    Has anyone noticed petition on lifesite news?

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  3. Prayers for you Bekita, as you tend to your family. I, too, am going thru a serious family matter, but God is in His Heaven as my Mom would say and has been helping my family in a near miraculous way. No, make that a miraculous way. My family is not exempt from serious trials that are being manifest today.God, in His Mercy, is handling all our sorrows and worries.I know that He is steering the ship that you are traveling on.You are in my prayers always.

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  4. dianebelvs says:

    Could someone tell me if the three lovely ladies who are singing the “People of the Kingdom” song with Charlie are related to him? I love that song and enjoy watching them sing it! Peace to all here and may God bless you all.

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    • Beckita says:

      Hi Diane, sorry it’s taken a bit to respond to your question. As Charlie wrote previously: “This version is the original that I recorded with some members of a high school honor choir in Colorado that a friend got her daughter to get together. It includes both the words and the melody of the bass-line, or ostinato, as I was originally shown them. The girls are, from left, Emily, Anna and Audrey. I am the old guy at the end.”

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      • dianebelvs says:

        Oh Thanks Beckita, I guess I missed that original explanation. I thought maybe Charlie had family singing with him. Oh well, still very enjoyable and once I hear it, I’m singing it for the next day or two. God Bless You and all here.

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  5. Phillip Frank says:

    Doug you made a good point about suffering earlier in the post.
    You reckoned God as saying “why not” to the cross you now bear.
    Pondering the feast of St Pio, I remember how my mother took us to a presentation about him way back in the late 70’s.
    At that wee age, I thought the relic of a scab from his hand kind of gross, but the miracles and his amazing story very curious. Needless to say, I have followed him with devotion which my mother instilled in me that day.
    I once read that St. Pio said he was an enigma to himself and did not fully understand what God was doing in his life and that he thought himself an instrument of God’s mystery in action. You see, even when wielding St. Pio for His purpose, God did not fully reveal what it was all about to him. But St. Pio humbly allowed himself to be that instrument and didn’t presuppose it necessary to know what God was up to.
    St Pio, in his great love for our Lord, was delt a portion few have ever received. But along with this portion was mystery and suffering. For him, some of that suffering was the mystery of suffering but he gladly accepted God’s will over the “why” to it.
    I think this is the hardest part of abandonment to God…the “why” effect.
    We are so used to knowing why to everything that we feel we need this even from God. But being told in scripture to ” not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” suggest letting go of some of the “why” in our lives and letting a little “trust” take its place.
    Doug, you have discovered this in your life and you made a great story of it just now.
    You hope and trust in our God and have confidence that He is making progress through you and Lamzie even when you cannot fully see “why”. You “feel” the why but you don’t fully “know” the why.
    That’s faith my friend.
    God bless you for accepting it as we ALL here are benefiting from it now!

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    • Doug says:

      Thank you Philip! You are a graceful person. It truly is a grace to suffer and align our life and prayers. I still have my limits and I trust and pray God does not allow more than I can handle. I have been given but a small glimpse which I welcome. What a grace for Saints like Padre Poo who take on so much. They must be full of so much love for God!

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  6. CKent says:

    May I respectfully inquire as to any information regarding when the weekly Charlie & Charlie podcasts will resume? My apologies if this question has already been covered. Thank You.

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  7. Just listened to an excellent podcast of Dr. Mary Neal, a woman who was drowned whilst canoeing and eventually revived 30 minutes later. Here is the story of what she experienced during those 30 minutes;


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  8. CrewDog says:

    A fine verse for “These Days”:

    HeartLight Daily Verse 1 October

    Matthew 5:11-12
    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    Thoughts on today’s verse:
    For most who can read this Internet message, the sentiments of this verse seem foreign. But among those who closely study persecution, believers in Christ are enduring perhaps the greatest amount of persecution in the history of Christianity. For those of us who live in cozy places where belief is tolerated and Christians are just considered “unhip” or a bit out of touch, we need to be thankful that our lives make enough of a distinction from our culture to be noticed, even if it’s a bit unfavorably. But at the same time, we need to pray for other believers throughout the world who are undergoing the wrath of hell for the faith.
    Great Deliverer, we have many who call on your name with faith in Jesus who face persecution and hardship every day. I pray that they will not lose heart and give up their confidence. I pray that you will bring deliverance from this time of persecution. I pray that their sufferings will be the source of powerful witness so others will come to see the great value of Jesus and our allegiance to him. This I pray in his precious and holy name. Amen. Visit for more


    PS ;-(

    “Federal judge tells Pennsylvania county to drop the Christian cross from its seal”

    “NPR Hails Playboy Porn Baron Hugh Hefner… Saved Its Vicious Obit for Mother Teresa”

    “Bible Verse Etched Into Memorial Bench To Be Removed Despite No Complaints”


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  9. ConnieB says:

    Lisa: Was it you who put this T-shirt out on Facebook? It is great! I printed the picture off and cropped it!

    Connie B.

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  10. Joe Crozier says:

    Since the title of the above article is entitled “The People of the Kingdom and of Heaven.” I thought I would post this excerpt from the Garabandal Book and include the comments at the end from the original poster on What Is Garabandal blog, Roman Deacon. It relates to unknown Peoples of the Kingdom and the Heavens.

    Padre Pio has confirmed in writing that the conversations of Mary and the seers are to be believed. Blessed Pope Paul VI says the story of Garabandal is of extreme importance and must be made known everywhere. Mary confirmed in Garabandal that the image on the Shroud of Turin is that of Jesus. Now She confirms what many have long suspected – that we are not alone.

    In this disclosure Mary. as ever, points to Jesus and His redemptive power and echoes Her magnification back to Him. Our Lady opens up our Catholic consciousness to a broader and deeper appreciation of the universality and cosmology of The Kingdom of Christ on earth and in the Heavens.


    “Intelligent (rational) beings in outer space . . .”
    As an echo, in some way, of the lively discussion going on in the world at the time, Mercedes Salisachs, a remarkable witness, present these days at Garabandal, had Conchita ask the Blessed Virgin if there were intelligent beings in outer or interstellar space. – “Yes”, was the stunning answer!
    Days after, Conchita, again in ecstasy, was heard asking her Vision if these mysterious beings are like us, sinners? – “They are like men, tainted alike by sin, but also redeemed by Christ just like men,” was the new astonishing answer!
    These new revelations made to Conchita were to appear so exceptional to Fr. Lucio Rodrigo, S.J., when he learned about them, that, after an uneasy first impression, and then, after reflection, he went out to write that “it would well be that the Blessed Virgin, and through Her, Our Lord, were lifting the veil of a mystery which broadens in that way the dimensions of the Kingdom of Our Lord (and of the Most Blessed Virgin), so to include other rational creatures, which could, of course, not be angels (. . .)”. (Letter, October 22, 1965, to the Marques de Santa Maria). True, the above revelations of this December 20, 1962, should they be confirmed by existing new documents not yet available to us, and also by Conchita herself, they would take us to give a new look at the absolute universality of Christ’s redemption, but also to His unfathomable supremacy recapitulating all created realities, visible and invisible, even the mysterious Cosmic powers. So, couldn’t we at least presume that the above-reported revelations were simply recalling, if also “confirming” a true kerygmatic truth, an article of the Church early Creed? Future and larger works on Garabandal, based on numerous authentic original sources, should present it all in a much more detailed way. As for the Scriptural foundation (mainly 1 Cor, Rom, Col, Eph, and Peter I and II), we can do no better for the time being than to indicate among the numerous exegetical works bearing on this still mysterious aspect of Christian faith, the major study of M. Combe, “Puissances celestes” (“Cosmic Powers,”) in the Dictionnaire de la Bible-Supplement–DBS–vol. 9, col 336-381.
    [From ‘Garabandal’ Book, pages 160-161]

    “You don’t know how hard it was for me to type this excerpt from the ‘Garabandal’ Book! All my life I have denied and not believed in any other life in this universe except for us human beings! Is God trying to tell me I am wrong? Is He telling me to shut up, that I don’t know everything?

    He’s right, of course, I really don’t know anything other than what I have been taught. But one thing I do know is that when I get to Heaven, I will find the answers to all these mysteries!
    Roman Deacon”

    Me too – until I heard this I did not believe. Now I look up to the stars and say a silent hello to our ‘new” friends. Mary tells us they are “redeemed by Christ, just like men.” Does that mean there are also a host of saints about which we no nothing in addition to the ones “on whose constant intercession we rely for help” already.

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    • Beckita says:

      Joe, I’m not surprised by this and have actually read, from another series of apparitions awaiting a decision by the Holy See, that human life exists on other planets. God is THE Creator. Who can fathom the knowledge and understanding that awaits us, concerning God’s Creations, when we reach our True Home.

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    • Doug says:

      Well, Joe. God is the giver of life. He is infinite, omniscient and omnipotent. So it stands to reason that, sure, why would there not be other life in the universe with billions and billions of suns and planets? I would not underestimate God in this capacity. Do I know it to be true that there is other life out there? The honest answer is “I don’t know”. I think we will figure out the unified field theory and learn how to travel to another star system at some point. I’m waiting for God to bring the next Einstein. I don’t think it will occur in my life time. So I am counting on our little res wagon trip around the Universe in heaven. I am very serious about that too. To me, it displays all his splendor and magnificence.

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    • Doug says:

      By the way, when I walked into Saint Giovani church in Torino, Italy, I instantly knew the shroud was real. There was this beautiful infusion of grace I received. How beautiful Jesus is!

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    • Karen says:

      Thanks for that Joe. It is fascinating (and humiliating in the best of ways) how, when God reveals Himself and His ways to us, we can take great joy in the apparent, exponential evaporation of our individual and collective ‘pool of knowledge’ – the warm, confident joy of a child.

      As a Garabandal follower I have not come across the above revelation before! I wonder whatever else the girls were given to ask the Blessed Mother – and what percentage She deigned to answer?

      The revelation itself made me pull the book “The End Times as Revealed to Maria Valtorta” off the shelf to reread a similarly shocking passage Jesus gave to Maria – page 50 if you have my edition. Brace yourself:

      “Maria, I will now take you by the hand to lead you in the most obscure point of John’s book. Commentators of John’s book have exhausted their intelligence in many deductions to explain to themselves and to the crowds what the ‘great Babylon’ may be. With human sight, with which the shocks due to desired events or events having taken place had something to do, they gave the name of Babylon to many things.
      “But why have they never thought that the ‘great Babylon’ is the whole earth? I would be a really small and limited God the Creator had I created only the Earth as an inhabited world! With one pulsation of My will, I gave rise to worlds upon worlds from nothingness and hurled them, like luminous fine dust, into the hugeness of heaven’s vault.
      “The Earth, which you earthlings are so proud of and so cruel to, is but one of the fine specks of dust rotating in the boundlessness, and not the largest one. (next bit italicized) Yet it is undoubtedly the most depraved. The millions of worlds which delight your eyes in clear nights teem with lives upon lives, and God’s perfection will be apparent to you when you can see, with the intellectual sight of the spirit reunited to God, the marvels of those worlds.”

      Jesus’ words to Maria in this particular meditation are not only revelatory but crushing, in that He really opens up our stupid pride brought about by separation from God as ‘fallen man’ and the consequent limited ability to think outside of our little ‘square’ Ouch! Can I find a big enough rock to hide behind!

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      • Beckita says:

        Karen, I haven’t, but Fr. Wang has read Maria Valtorts’s works so I thought it important to check in with him asking about the status of Maria’s writings at this time. Father said the Holy See has deemed them worthy of reading as a source containing Maria V’s meditations, yet, after studying her writings, the Holy See has declared they are not of supernatural origin. All that noted, it is an interesting connection between the Garabandal revelation and Maria V’s writing.

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        • ConnieB says:

          My humble opinion is if you read Maria V’s Poem of the Man God, you will quite quickly come to realize that this poor bedridden, uneducated women had a lot of help from above with these notes. I always have to keep a dictionary nearby to look up the words. Still, in obedience, I always tell people they may be read “as fiction”, per the Church. 🙂

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  11. CrewDog says:

    Yup! I’m sure most here have already figured this out. Just another SIGN of the double standards and division that exist in USA Politics and, in truth, across the entirety of US society …. what 40 years of PC has wrought ;-(

    Democrats Are Fine with Catholics as Long as They Aren’t Catholic–Peter Gamvroulas

    I’ll assign the below to the Good SIGNS category 😉

    A Million Catholics Pray The Rosary On Poland’s Border Commemorating The Defeat Of Islam At The Battle Of Lepanto


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