First, I want to say no matter what I've ever written, I do pay attention to these things - apparitions and messages given to chosen souls - those approved by the Church and or some of those attributed to mystics whose cause for sainthood has gone forward. Having said that, I'm very skeptical about contemporary locutionists and self-promoting prophets. They are debunked by their own 'prophetic utterance' even those with famous spiritual directors. Some, predicting civil unrest and economic collapse and a quick restoration seem to me to be talking about stuff most people can either know through natural intelligence, and/or informed by established Catholic prophecy, resulting in reasonable deduction. Their followers go after them for all sorts of advice which they could probably just as well pick up from economic-political-survivalist-doomsday preppers.
I don't guide my life by private revelation, and I think I maintain a healthy skepticism. I especially agree with St. Annibale Maria Di Francia when he wrote:
“I love the private revelations of holy persons, but I never accept everything... Being taught by the teachings of several mystics, I have always deemed that the teachings and locutions of even holy persons, especially women may contain deceptions. Poulain attributes errors even to saints the Church venerates on the altars. How many contradictions we see between Saint Brigid, D’Agreda, Emmerich, etc. We cannot consider the revelations and the Locutions as words of Scripture. Some of them must be omitted, and others explained in a right, prudent meaning.” - SourceI trust the Church - the Holy Father and the Magisterium. Even amid the current confusion. I believe what we proclaim in the Creed.
That said - I was thinking of Our Lady of La Salette and Marie-Julie Jahenny this morning, after the terror attack in France last night. Nice ... close to Marseilles ... Paris. I'm wondering. Just wondering.
- "Paris will burn and Marseilles will be engulfed..." OL La Salette
- "France will become Muslim, denying the divinity of Christ." - Marie-Julie Jahenny
I don't need to list a lot here - but the two quotes cited above came to mind this morning, which led me to research/review the messages. Like I said, I'm wondering, and I'm praying.
Prayers for France, prayers for the victims of the terror attack in Nice ... and those to come.
“What shall I say to you now, dear sons of France, who groan beneath the weight of persecution? The people who made an alliance with God at the baptismal font of Rheims will repent and return to its first vocation. Her faults will not remain unpunished, but she will never perish, the daughter of so many merits, so many sighs, and so many tears." - St. Pius X
Notre Dame du Mont Carmel,
notre Lumière dans les ténèbres,
priez pour nous pécheurs,