Tag: Hope

Some thoughts on why Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI resigned

A post by guest blogger Supertradmum If one has read the writings of Blessed Catherine Emmerich, one can see clearly the signs of the times. Like Akita, the most important apparition of our times, to which I shall return, Catherine’s private revelations give us a glimpse into the mysteries and chaos of these times. Remember,

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Delivered Up To Evil

Not too long ago, Father Chad Ripperger made a comment in one of his lectures in a conference on generational demons. He said, “We are watching ourselves being delivered up to evil.” God is allowing evil to transcend the goodness left in the world for two reasons: one, for the purification of the Church, and

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Rediscovering an old grave of a lady saint….

A guest post by Supertradmum Some of you may have remembered my blog, Etheldredasplace. On that blog, I wrote of the lives and deaths of many of the English martyrs. One dear to my heart is St. Margaret Clitherow, the sprightly, beautiful wife of a well-to-do butcher in York, John, who was a “Church Catholic,”

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On Final Perseverance Two and a Saint

What wonderful stories the saints give us…like little gems During the Boxer Rebellion in China at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th centuries, Catholics were persecuted. In 1900, 86 Christians were martyred for their Faith. Many were of the same family, the family of St. Mark Ji Tianxiang, a

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On the Grace of Final Perseverance – Part 1

The Germans have a saying, Anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst. This translates, “To begin is easy, to persist is an art.” When speaking of the grace of final perseverance, I would add, “to persist is to have a particular grace.” There are at least seven different types of graces. I think someone on this

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Growing in Faith Through Detachment

Recently, someone I know intimately was told he had a terminal illness. He had been divorced for years and was somewhat estranged from his daughter. Sadly, he faced the realisation that his life would be much shorter than he had thought. My friend, Joshua, did something strange. He began to spend his money on things

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