“The ongoing affair of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate has arrived at a point at which Commissioner Fidenzio Volpi, who is responsible for this disaster, is wildly delivering blows like a giant Polyphemus, beyond every rule of Canon Law, common sense, plain charity, and even human logic. Rorate has learned that Volpi has in fact suspended “a divinis” six Friars (names withheld for their protection) who are under the care of bishops outside of Italy who have welcomed them and are awaiting their dispensations from their vows from the Congregation for Religious.”
Who are the Franciscans of the Immaculate? What they are not is a heretical, progressive order hellbent on destroying the Church.
Let’s allow them to tell us who they are:
This is one of the most traditional religious order in the Church. What have they done to deserve suspensions, mockery, anathamas and ridicule? Absolutely nothing, except adhere to the True Catholic Faith. But, that’s “crypto-Lefebvrianism” and we all know that Archbishop Lefebvre is Rome’s worst enemy. They are displaying their total hatred for him and the True Church for which he suffered and lived for in full force here.
What is this? A tyrannical communist regime? You better believe it. This looks like something out of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” These Modernists wish to destroy anything left of the Faith in their path. Why? Because the Catholic Faith is not compatible with what they believe, which cannot be called Catholicism.
Our Lady of Good Success told it to us beforehand:
“Lacking a prelate and a father to guide them… many priests will lose their spirit, placing their souls in great danger. The poor priestly souls that would be left to uphold the Church would suffer greatly.
Against them the impious will rage a cruel war, overwhelming them with vituperations, calumnies and vexations in order to stop them from fulfilling their ministry. But they, like firm columns, will remain unswerving and will confront everything with a spirit of humility and sacrifice with which they will be vested, by virtue of the infinite merits of my most Holy Son, Who will love them in the innermost fibers of His Most Holy and Tender Heart.”
St. Francis of Assisi himself tells us, in the prophecy he made before his death:
“Scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.
There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.
Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.
Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth, but the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, Christ, these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.”
We could also apply this Prophecy to the SSPX “who suffer persecution as rebels and schismatics.”
More and more, we see that Rome is going into apostasy. Archbishop Lefebvre, in the 70s, said Rome was already in apostasy. Very telling indeed, for we seem to be going back to the 60s and 70s in full force, but this time, it’s much worse. The enemies of Christ’s Church wish to purge Catholics from the face of the earth. All of this is being carefully orchestrated by Satan because he knows he has little time left to attempt to destroy the True Faith.
Those who see this truth must proclaim it. Souls are going to hell for a lack of truth, for a lack of Catholic Warriors ready to fight to the death to defend the truth of Christ’s Holy Church.
This is the decisive battle. This is the battle between the children of Our Lord and His Church and the children of the devil.
All of this can be summed up in these visions of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich on our times:
“They built a large, singular, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, and all denominations, a true communion of the unholy with one shepherd and one flock. There was to be a Pope, a salaried Pope, without possessions. All was made ready, many things finished; but, in place of an altar, were only abomination and desolation. Such was the new church to be, and it was for it that he had set fire to the old one; but God designed otherwise….” ~Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich in “The Life and Revelations of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich”
“Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows of enemy soldiers. During the battle, the Blessed Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit armour. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs…” ~Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich in “The Life and Revelations of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich” – October 22, 1822
“I saw the Church of St Peter: it has been destroyed but for the Sanctuary and the main altar. St Michael came down into the Church, clad in his suit of armour, and he paused, threatening with his sword a number of unworthy pastors who wanted to enter. That part of the Church which had been destroyed was promptly fenced in with light timber so that the Divine office might be celebrated as it should. Then, from all over the world came priests and laymen and they rebuilt the stone walls, since the wreckers had been unable to move the heavy foundation stones. And then I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt and She was more magnificent than ever before…” ~Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich in “The Life and Revelations of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich” – September 10, 1820
“I see more martyrs, not now but in the future… I saw the secret sect relentlessly undermining the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible beast coming up from the sea… All over the world, good and devout people especially the clergy were harassed oppressed and put into prison. I had the feeling that they would become martyrs one day.” ~Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich in “The Life and Revelations of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich” – October, 1820
“I saw also the relationship between the two popes. . . I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city of Rome. The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness… Then the vision seemed to extend on every side. Whole Catholic communities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and deprived of their freedom. I saw many churches closed down, great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took violent action. But it did not last long…” ~Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich in “The Life and Revelations of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich” -May 13, 1820
Pray for the Franciscans of the Immaculate. God will be vindicated in saying that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against His Church. Our Lady will triumph. The Church will have a glorious triumph. The more severe the persecutions, the more glorious will Her reward, the greatest triumph of the Church the world has ever seen.
~ Damsel of the Faith