"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, February 13, 2015

70 Years After: Remembering Dresden ... February 13 and 14, 1945

When fire fell from the sky ...
after a night illumined 
by an unknown light.



“You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace... 


"The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI... 


"When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father." - Our Lady of Fatima



"As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful...

"The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day, recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests...

"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. The Church and altars will be vandalized. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord." - Our Lady of Akita


 "Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful..."


6 months later, Hiroshima, August 1945.


3 days later, Nagasaki, August 1945


World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. Over 60 million people were killed, which was over 3% of the 1939 world population (est. 2 billion). - Source



4 comments:

  1. Do you not think this new conflict with ISIS in particular and Islam in general is going to end up worse over time than WWII? I think this might be the big final one. But then people up & down history have thought the same thing. It's the private revelations to St. Faustina that make think we're really in the final decades / century. Of course, whenever the end actually comes, it's coming for you and me sooner than we think anyway. I doubt my liver can take too many years of my love for bourbon.

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  2. Dear Jeron, may I call you Jeron? Not to worry about your liver so much - my dad lived into his 70's. The real culprit is Tylenol and Ibuprofen for the hangovers - these wreak havoc on the liver and kidneys. It's always best to tough them out. What?

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  3. Oh - and seriously - I'm not sure about ISIS - but I'm not sure about Russia-Ukraine and Europe either. There are signs all over the place.

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  4. We like to pat ourselves on the back and consider ourselves as Americans so morally superior, but it was northern generals in the Civil War who demonstrated all-out warfare burning farms and homes and driving civilians from their homes as winter was coming on. Of course, they weren't the first, but Hitler's henchman came to the little town of Monterey, VA to study civil war military strategy. Even in so called "just wars" there are atrocities. There is no way on earth to morally justify the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The firebombing of cities was particularly immoral indiscriminately annihilating civilians. The bombing of Tokyo in March 10, 1945 was estimated to kill about 100,000 people in one raid and leave over a million homeless. When I think of my country planning and carrying out such an immoral act I want to bury my head in shame.

    Here's what David McNeil wrote in "The Night Hell Fell from the Sky."

    "The aim [of the bombing raid] was to cause maximum carnage in an overcrowded city of flimsy wooden buildings; an estimated 100,000 people were 'scorched, boiled and baked to death,' in the words of the attack's architect, General Curtis LeMay. It was then the single largest mass killing of World War II, dwarfing even the destruction of the German city of Dresden on Feb. 13, 1945." Read more at http://japanfocus.org/-David-McNeill/1581. What do you think? Is this an example of American exceptionalism?

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