The Christmas Message for all Generations

Whereas Jesus was born in the poverty of Bethlehem, he is born into the poverty of your heart.  And he doesn't mind.  

Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heav-en.  Okay.  But, what does it mean to be poor?  ANS: To be poor means to be constantly dependent upon God.

Mary is not a clueless airhead who stands there, saying, 'Duuuuh, do whatever he tells you.'  An inanimate road sign can perform the same mindless task.   Rather, Mary spiritually takes Jesus out of the manger and places him into your arms.  And remember, your spirit is more real than is the material realm which rusts and corrodes.

The Eternally Begotten Son of God infinitely honors his own mom.  After all, honoring your mother is a pivotal part of a commandment that Moses chiseled on to stone.  So, if you do not honor what Jesus does, then you are a complete stranger to him,  and he knows you not.   He who avoids devotion to Mary avoids Christ, himself.
As a quick lesson, Christ is defined a the "only begotten" Son of God, even though his divinity, his consciousness, and his ability to act upon his consciousness never had a beginning.  So, what does it mean to be the "eternally begotten of the Father" ???

ANS:  It means that the second person of the Trinity was always INTERACTING with the first person of the same Trinity, while the first person simultaneously accepted the second person as his own.  That is to say, the First Person of the Trinity recognized the Second Person as being in accordance with the first person's own will, own mindset, and own view about existence.  They were always on the same page, and they could always finish each other's sentences.  Therefore ...

   "having always INTERACTED with God the Father"  =  "Eternally Begotten Son of God."

So, what about the Holy Spirit?   ANS:  The Holy Spirit is the Interaction, itself.  More specifically, the Holy Spirit is the love being eternally exchanged between the Father and Son.  Within this love is the love of all virtue.  Thus, the Holy Spirit is the composite of All Virtue.  

          Now comes the definition of God the Holy Trinity 

   {1}  the infinite perfection of every virtue in existence simultaneously occurring all at once,

       {2}  and equally interacting between three distinct & identifiable persons 

           {3}  who equally share in the exact same essence of being with each other.

The Great Rupture; Not Great Rapture

"The Holy Father will have much to suffer." - Our Lady, at Fatima.
The Belief in the Great Rapture:  The Ultimate April Fool's Joke.

For those of you living among the sugar sprinkled driveways of upper middle
class American and who insist that Cardinal Angelo Sodano was correct in June
of 2000, in stating that the Dark Days prophesied at Fatima are behind us, know
this:  We've been in the tribulation for years.  It's sixteen years later, and the state
of the World if far more grievace ... with ISIS, mass refugee migrations, drug
slayings, police animosity, pollution in China, national indebtedness, war, war,
and more war which includes the continued war against newly conceived hu-
man life and war against the Laws of Ecology.  The younger generation is a
horde of mindless followers, obsessed with tattoos and gaudy emissions of
chemically-laden air fresheners that trigger violent asthma attacks and cause
testosterone to turn in estrogen via the enzyme aromatase.   If you don't feel t
he pain across the world, then you are one of those who is causing the pain.
The pain got so intense, that it started migrating to Europe.

You have the moral obligation to be part of the effort to right wrongs, and not sit
around, watching gossip television and whatever you do in your sugar sprinkled
lifestyles, as you live in houses filled with the label, Made in China, Made in
Vietnam, Made in Bangladesh, and other slave labor nations, accomplice that
you are.

To start, acknowledge within your mind that, at Fatima, the Virgin Mary dispelled the
notion of the Great Rapture, as was proposed by Nelson Darby circa 1830 and which
was absorbed into the Southern Baptist tent revival mindset.  That mindset still lingers.
Mary assured us that, in end, her Immaculate Heart would triumph, and that an era of
peace would be granted to the world ... not the Southern Baptist world getting beamed
up by Scotty, while the rest of humanity becomes overwhelmed by the wrath of God.

The Southern Baptist world, even today, has shown itself to be a punishment to man-
kind.   After all,  it was the legislators from the Southern Baptist red states who sabo-
taged the US economy, as in the 2008-09 Great Recession that cost people pensions
and homes.  Tennessee congressman, Stephen Fincher, provides one of the many ex-
amples of the predatory nature of the Southern Baptist red state politician.  He thus
far received $3.48 million taxpayer dollars, via farm subsidies, and then he voted to
cut food stamp allotments by $39 billion.

The outrage is that Fincher quoted the Bible, taking out of context a verse from an
epistle of St. Paul, in order to rationalize reducing the food stamp program allot-
ments upon which children and the disabled are dependent.  In doing so, Fincher
created added hatred toward an already hated Christianity ... and added disrespect
for Christ.  People who equate Christ with Stephen Fincher want nothing to do with
Christ.  The Eternal will NOT overlook Fincher's desecration of the scriptures, so
done for his selfish gain.

The hatred, incidentally, is toward the false Christianity of a George Bush II and
Fincher.  In as much, someone needs to inform the public that the doctrines em-
braced by Bush, Fincher, and company were condemn as heretical ones at the
Council of Trent.  This would lessen hatred toward all forms of Christianity.

For those unfamiliar, Pennsylvania native and broken-family by-product, Newt
Gingrich, as a Georgia congressman, manipulated the congress and Clinton into
making NAFTA law.  It did no more than increase America's accomplice status
in the sin of Defraudment of Laborers of their wages.  It happens to be one of the
four sins which cry to Heaven for eventual vengeance.

Then came all-so-saved George Bush II with his prolonged wars, economic crisis,
elevated suicides amongst veterans, disdain for environmental necessities, and ele-
vated consumer prices which is progressively becoming a fulfillment of the New
Testament prophecy, "A day's wages for a loaf of bread."

The Southern Baptist world goes about, causing untold human suffering,from
the congress to the business world.  It then arrogantly thinks that its people are
God's chosen ones who will be swept up and made immune to the very evils that
they, themselves caused ... as in NAFTA.  They cause untold havoc throughout
the world, and then the think that they will no accountability to pay.

For the record, I was in the former confederate south the vast majority of ten years,
for health reasons.  I was even there as recently of April/May 2013.  I experienced
that world at point black range.  I can go into detail, but will be polite at this point.

Protestantism is the epitome of division and anti-unity.

The first mark of the true church comes from the fact that there is only one Christ.
Being that there is only one Jesus Christ, there can only be one faith in Christ.  He
is eternally changeless and does NOT become a different moral code to different
people.  Thus, the true church is of one mind ... united ... in an unchanging belief.
It's not fickle ... frivolous ... or subject to fads.  Yet, it adapts to the weather of the
various age, all the while not deforming the absolutes of the faith that transcend
time, space, and fashions.

This presents a question.  Which religion that professes a faith in Christ is the au-
thentic one, being that there are at least 217 denominations in the United States,
alone, dozens of which profess conflicting doctrines?

ANS:  The one that was here first.  It would be the religion to which the original
apostles, the original martyrs, the second generation apostles, and the martyrs of
Rome belonged.

Rome is the hint, as to which Christian profession of faith is the authentic one.  It
was here first, and it was designated for annihilation and extinction by the ancient
Roman Empire, as well as Henry VIII's England, the French Revolutionaries, the
German Kulturalkamp fanatics, and Soviet Russia, as well as the Boxers of China,
the know-nothings of America, and numerous other political factions.  In the 20th
Century, it was attacked from within by corrupt clerics as vile as Cardinals Dolan
and Dignity Mass Donald Wuerl.  Yet, it didn't collapse.

Jump to the 1830s, a time mentioned by the Virgin Mary, in an apparition to Saint
Catherine Laboure, as very evil times.  Ironically, 1830 was the year when the Book
of Mormon was published, the U.S. Indian Removal Act was enacted, the Belgian
Revolution transpired, and France's July Revolution occurred.  Well, the 1830s was
a time when a new doctrine in the world of Protestantism was presented.  It was
called the Great Rapture.

The world, rapture is a variation of the Greek, for "getting caught up" in something.
This doctrine was the conclusion of an individual who knew Greek.  He was John
Nelson Darby, a minister who left the "Church of Ireland" and founded a group
called the Plymouth Brethren.  He had assistance from Henry Drummond, a bank-
er who founded a religion called the Catholic Apostolic Church.

The belief is that, shortly before the Great Tribulation, God will secretly sweep
up into Heaven those whom Protestants called 'saved.'  This comprises people
who despise the idea of institutional church and who claim that they become
instantly guaranteed Heaven by 'accepting' the Nazarene rabbi as their "lord
and personal savior," entirely hateful of the social aspect of the church, in
disregarding the command, "Love one another as I have loved you."

They believe that a divine vacuum cleaner will sweep them up into Heaven
shortly before the arrival of the Great Tribulation, sparing them of pain and
death.  This is based predominately on a gross misinterpretation of the fourth
chapter of the First Letter to the Thessalonians.   Concisely speaking, they
believe that they will be swept up into the clouds, while Christ meets them
halfway ... literally.

The verse refers to the very end of the world.  Rural Protestants say no.  How-
ever, they contradict themselves by claiming that this rapture will be done by
God in stealth, where suddenly, thousands of automobiles will be left without
drivers, as if the Eternal God is irresponsible enough to let multitudes of cars
crash into human life and property throughout the world.  The New Testament
passage speaks of the event being very much noticed by all ... as in the End of
the World and the Second Coming of Christ. 

   For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command,
   with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. 
   And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, 
   will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the 
   air, and so we will always be with the Lord

The verse speaks of a loudly proclaimed end of the world, where no one is left
clueless.  None the less, the rural protestants claim that all of the "saved" will
be swept up into Heaven, and those going to Hell will be left behind, to suffer
the tribulation.

The first blasphemy of this false doctrine is that it is contrary to the Apostolic
teaching that God only chastises people, in order to convert them ... so that they
will go to Heaven.  It is written, "I chastise the ones I love."  Thus, the tribulation
will be done, so that people will be freed from their attraction to sin.   The equal-
ly sinful Southern Protestants are claiming that they never have to be freed from
their attraction to sin and that there is no need for them to correct their lives.

The other asininity of this false prophecy is that, after the Great Apostasy and
Great Tribulation there will be the symbolic 1,000 year reign of Christ.  Now,
if there are no Christians left on Earth, then who is going to teach Christianity
to anybody?  There is also the need of "witnesses of Christ" to spread the faith.
If all Christians get raptured, then Christianity have forever ended on Earth.

The same scriptural text, the Book of Revelations, describes the eternally blessed
as those who washed their garments white.  This denotes people who actually did
penance and committed acts of charity; not those who did a cult-like ritual in a
rural church where they 'accepted' Jesus as their 'lord and personal savior,' and
then claimed that the sins of their future are forgiven of them ... and that they
never have to do any good works, despite the scriptural passage which states
that faith without good works is dead faith.

This Great Rapture doctrine progressively became popular, because it fit the lazi-
ness of a Protestantism,  Let's review:  It claims that you are already saved and
are not required to do any good work for eternal life.  No confession.  No penance.
No examination of conscience.  No avoiding the near occasion of sin.  No acts of
charity.  No restitution for the damage that your sins caused.  No Catholic action
groups that speak out against social evils.  No charity groups.  No required time
for prayer or true meditation,  etc.  That's Protestantism ... an anti-religion.

Of course, Protestantism, by its nature, is the sin of presumption, in presuming that
salvation is already granted.  Well, if salvation were already granted to you, you
would be in Heaven and not on earth telling people that the Catholics got it wrong.

The danger of today's rural Protestantism is that its adherents now call themselves
Christian, as if they are the true Christianity, linked to the original apostles.  They
used to call themselves ana-baptists, then born-again christians, thereby showing
their dissent from original christianity.  They now present themselves, in all of
their hicktoid crassness as the only christianity.

Study history and you will find that they are self-styled imposters.  They are not
linked to the original apostles.  Rather, they are linked to inbreeding, lynch mobs,
chattel slavery, anti-Catholicism, isolationism, the creation of the native Ameri-
can Trail of Tears anti-federal government sentiments, low SAT scores, lower
wages, pellagra, rickets, gerrymandering, the murder of the Michigan Freedom
Riders, hatred of U.S. Civil Rights acts, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,
nighttime cross burning, and an extreme hatred for the Chair of Saint Peter.

The truth is that they disfigure the Face of Christ in their severely heretic beliefs;
of beliefs that never existed until 1520 ... then the 1830s.  These people make a
mockery out of Christ, and cause multitude to be repelled by the name of Jesus,
because the multitudes only see the faces of these unclean, rural, isoclationists
who hate the idea of universality and the need to do some type of good work or
another.  They constructed a grotesque caricature of Christianity, and the eternal
God will not overlook the desecration of the True Faith.

When all Hell breaks loose on earth in the near future, these people will be in a
state of shock so severe that they will freeze.  Their haughty arrogance will be
gone.   They will realize that their prayers don't work and that there is no such
thing as the Great "pre-millennial" Rapture.   In fact, every denomination that
heavily promoted the Great Rapture doctrine will dissolve.  The problem is that,
during the oncoming tribulation, the people who believed in that doctrine will
dissolve, also.  God is not mocked.

Incidentally, the Second Mark of the Church

As a review, the four marks of the true church is that its One, Holy, Catholic,
and Apostolic.  Let's go to the Second Mark of the true Church:  It is called
Holy, but the actual meaning is "consecrated" ... set aside for a special and
specific purpose.  What is the special purpose?  ANS:  To convey sacramen-
tal grace and to provide a forum to manifest such grace, as well as teaching
humanity what grace entails and how to stay in the state of sanctifying grace.
The manifesting of such grace is known as Good Works.

Concerning this, heroic martyr, Saint James, stated that faith without good
works is dead faith.  Let's go one step further:  Faith without good works is
a sick joke.

Now for the Third Mark of the True Church:  That it is apostolic.  The apostolic
mark of the church enables the conveyance of sacramental grace.  This includes
the "laying on of hands."  This includes the priesthood ... something real and not
merely ritualistic.  The most evil priest in the history of mankind still has the pow-
er to absolve a person from sin.  The most evil bishop can still ordain and confirm.
For a sacrament to work, it does not depend on the degree of holiness of the priest
involved.  It depends on the infinite perfection of the Eternal God which doesn't
deplete or depreciate.

To profess yourself to be a Christian, while having no belief in the sacramental
power of the priesthood, is eternally deadly.  Fatima seer, Jacinta Martos, young
child that she was, stated, "Without confession, there is no salvation."

Such disbelief in the sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) is the result of pride,
as well as laziness and the vanity known as spiritual gluttony.  After all, if you ad-
mit that a sacramental priesthood exists, then you are admitting to the need for the
Sacrament of Penance which consists in confessing to a priest and doing peniten-
tial acts ranging from praying to fasting to physically demanding mortifications.
You are thereby admitting that you are not the lord and master of faith, and that
you actually have to do something for eternal salvation.

Those who refuse to admit to the existence of the Sacrament of Penance are too
proud to go to confession.  Plus, there is a sector of the disbelievers think that
confession isn't glamorous enough for effecting an ultra-cosmic experience.
Thus, you have the spiritual glutton involved in damning this sacrament.  The
other sector of disbelievers are simply too lazy to do penance.  Ironically, they
exert more energy in ranting, raving, and damning the Sacrament of Penance
than it takes in doing the penance.

The Forth Mark of the True Church is its Universality, aka its Catholicity.  This
consists in the fact that it is for all who believe, and not only for a small elitist
cult ... or for an elite socio-economic class ... or one race ... or one nationality.
In fact, it is for neither for the bigot nor the isolationist.   It is not for those who
seek to cause division or who seek to create a caste system.  The universality
of the Catholic Church is evident in the fact that it has 22 rites, ranging from
the Ukrainian Rite to the Melkite Rite to the Byzantine Rite to the Maronite
Rite to the Roman Rite to the Ambrosian Rite to the Chaldean Rite to other

Its ironic that, now that the signs of the times show that the Great Chastisement
isthe next logical destiny of humanity, no one is preparing for it.  Years ago, when
people were following Father Stephano Gobbi and Medjurgorje, people were cry-
ing wolf and saying that the sky is falling.  They kept saying that the chastisement
was on the horizon.  It never came.  Now that they have fallen asleep, the great
chastisement is blatantly en route to humanity.  Of Course, Cardianl Angelo So-
dano, in his June 2000 rouse, had multitudes let down their guard.  They still do
not realize that Sodano was covering for Maciel and even false prophet Stephano
Gobbi in the Jume 2000 proclamation which Benedict XVI stated was not some-
thing to which any Catholic is bound to believe.  The events that transpired be-
tween July 2000 and September 2013 prove that we did NOT enter the prophe-
sied era of world peace.

It's also interesting that Pope Francis I designated the nearest First Saturday as the
universal day of voluntary Prayer & Fasting for world peace; September 7.
For the record, Francis had long since been the advocate of the Rosary.

In addition, Saint Louis of Montfort repeatedly spoke as if it went without saying
that there would one day be the conversion of Moslems.  He never mentioned that
there would be the conversion of banal and crass rural heretics who now have the
audacity to call themselves "Christian," even though their way is contrary to the
Christianity that existed from the time of Peter and Saint Ignatius of Antioch,
throughout the centuries.

Do not be deceived.  Test the spirits.  Simply because a person identified himself
as Christian, it doesn't mean he is.  Be on guard for the wolves in shepherd's cloth-
ing.  One such person was the Ayn Rand groupie, Paul Ryan.  He presented him-
self as Catholic, yet he designed a budget which was a sin against distributive
justice.  He attempted to deceive you into thinking that his false doctrine was
Catholicism.  Thus, the American bishops politely made it known that Ryan
was orchestrating a deception.

In conclusion, if you are at the doorway of death, and there is no other priest
around than one you know to have been wicked, get that priest to your side,
for the final sacraments of the church.  His act of mercy toward you might
result in God reciprocating the good deed and granting the priest the grace
of conversion.  It's the power of the sacrament per se involved, and not the
state of the priest's soul that matters.

Concerning this, there is one thing that you absolutely have to understand:
Catholicism is the Kingdom of Mercy.  When you cease habitual sin, you
are having mercy on Christ. When you undo lies, by bringing forth the truth
on a subject, you are having mercy on those deceived.  When you stop an in-
vading army, you are having mercy on the people they are invading.  When
you bring to justice a person who abused authority, you are having mercy on
the power abuser's victims.  When you hold accountable those how retaliated
against whistle blowers, you are having mercy on a number of people.  Plus,
according to St. Francis de Sales, when you pray for the Souls in Purgatory,
you are committing all of the acts of mercy simultaneously.

Protestantism developed laws that punish the least of Christ's brethren, as in
vagrancy laws, etc.  They don't see poverty as a result of unjustifiably high
prices, low wages, a constriction of the money supply, or even seasonal cir-
cumstances.  In as much, the merciless never receive God's mercy.

God needs you to not get "raptured up in the sky."   Instead, you are need-
ed to be instrumental in the conversion of sinners, repairing damage done
in society, and works of charity, as well as the proliferation of the King-
dom of God.  You don't get that done by being beamed up by Scotty.  In
as much, the belief in the Great Rapture should illustrate the hatefulness
& isolationism of those who adhere to it.

The works you do on earth go with you into eternity.  If you do nothing for
the benefit of anyone else other than your good ole boy network, you enter
eternity as an accomplished nothing.  Sin is nothingness, according to Saint
Catherine of Siena ... doctor of the true church.


What It Means to be Baptized a Priest, Prophet, & King

For those unfamiliar with the rite of baptism, after a person is baptized in the Catholic
Church, the baptizing priest tells the person, in the presence of the person's sponsor,
that he/she is baptized a priest, prophet, and king.  The meaning of the title goes as


Firstly, what does a priest generally do?  ANS:  A priest offers sacrifices to God.  In                       as much, to be "baptized a priest" means that you have the power to offer prayers &                   sacrifices for the conversion of sinners and to obtain results in the process.  This is a             baptized layman's (laywoman's) most important power, because Christ came "to save                 his people from their sins.,"  When you partake in Christ's highest mission, it makes                      you the most Christlike amongst all of humanity. 


To be baptized a prophet means that you know the mind of God and the eventual
consequence of living contrary to God's mind.  At baptism, the Holy Spirit bestows               Infused Knowledge to the baptized individual.  This translates into Catholic Instinct.

Now, the Mind of God, the Way of God, the Will of God, and the Law of God are
the exact same thing.  In being baptized, you instinctively know the way God is.                        Prophets are social consciences.  In being baptized a prophet, you literally receive                       an instinctive conscience.  You instinctively  know the intimate details of God's                        personality, including God's likes and dislikes.  God's dislikes are known as sins. 


Very simply, baptism makes you an heir to the Kingdom of God.  In more detail ...

To be baptized a king means that you were christened as was King David and that
the christening enables you to share in the Divinity of Christ.  This means that you
have the power to unite your works with Christ and make them infinite.   This was
indicated at Fatima, in a prayer that the Angel of Peace taught the Fatima children,
in 1916.

As a qualifying note, in order to have the power to absolve penitents from sin, one
needs the sacrament of Holy Orders.  Firstly, it is an absolute lie to claim that you
confess your sins in private and that God forgives you, as if you exist in a vacuum,
far far away from other human beings.  Secondly, it's important to note that the priest-
hood powers of Holy Orders and the priesthood function that comes with baptism are
entirely distinct.  A layman can obtain a person's conversion, by obtaining the grace
of conversion for that person.  But, only the ordained priest has the power to absolve                that person from his/her sins.

No matter how evil the priest is, he has the same power to absolve you of your sins                     as does any other priest.  His problem is that he cannot absolve himself of his sins. 

As an additional qualifying statement, if a person is near death, yet no priest is near-
by, the solution from God is that of giving the dying person the grace to commit either
a Perfect Act of Contrition or a Perfect Act of Love.  If the person is not yet baptized,
then there is the possibility of the person receiving the grace to perform a baptism of
desire.  If the person never heard of Christ and his church, the person is assessed by
the precepts of natural law.  Contrary to the White Anglo Saxon Protestant mindset
of 19th Century America, in the Kingdom of God, ignorance IS an excuse of the law.
If you never heard of the Messiah, you are not bound to believe in someone you nev-
er knew existed.  However, when you die, he will be presented to you, and that is
when you make your eternal decision.

Color ... and grace ... are more noticeable when surrounded by darkness.

Now, it is a 100% lie to say that you chose "Jesus as your Lord and personal savior."
In the scriptures, Jesus is quoted as having said, "You did not chose me. Rather, I
chose you
."  You can chose nothing and no one without the grace to do so.  Christ
choose to give grace.  You have zero power to take it from him.  In fact, the most
psychotically distrustful conspiracy theorists I have ever had the aggravation of
encountering all have one arrogant belief.  It's the belief that "Christ conscious-
ness" is within us all, and all we have to do is extract it.  These are the ones who
refer to a saint as a "highly evolved person."  This is merely self-worship, in pro-
claiming that you're God with all the consciousness of divinity within you.

Each one of those persons had a few things in common.  1}  They were never in
the "popular school clicks,"  2} they were too uncoordinated to excel at sports
and even became envious at those who did.  3} They were emotionally cold and
even nerdlike.  They were too proud to confess their sins to a priest, claiming to
be the new priests themselves ... the new cosmic conscious of the era.  Again, they                     are cases of self-worship, and they were seething with envy.  Concerning sin ...

Let's go one step further:  If a person isn't sorry for his sins, but wills to cease
committing his mortal sins, the absolution given to him after confessing his sins
is valid.  This is called attrition.  Thus, there is contrition (sorrow for sin) and
there is attrition (admitting guilt and resolving to amend your ways without be-
ing contrite.)  Attrition and a good confession results in the forgiveness of sins.

Perfect Contrition and the will to go to confession in the future, if the opportunity
ever presents itself, results in the forgiveness of sins, also.  If you are near death
and are certain to never see a priest, the act of perfect contrition results in you be-
ing absolved of your sins.  The act of perfect love does, also.  Dying the death of
true martyrdom is an act of perfect love.

True martyrdom requires you to die unarmed.   Dying while killing someone is not
martyrdom.   It might be just warfare and an act of war heroism.  It might even be
justified self-defense.  But, it's not martyrdom.  Furthermore, blowing yourself up,
along with many unarmed people on a bus, is never martyrdom.  It's murder and
you will go to Hell for all eternity immediately after having wasted your life and
the lives of others, as a suicide bomber.   

Conversion only comes through actual grace

As was previously mentioned, an important feature of the priest, prophet, and king
state is the power to obtain the conversion of sinners.   Fatima affirmed how this
worked.  No one is converted in a vacuum.  Nobody is converted by persuasive talk.
A person is only converted by actual graces being bestowed upon the person in need
of conversion.  A grace is an impulse upon the soul ... like anointing droplets of oil.

Grace will not come to any person without someone already baptized praying or sa-
crificing for the person in need of conversion.  This is the case, no matter how many
TV evangelism shows the person watches.  This is the case, no matter how many
pages of the Bible are read to the person.  At Fatima, Our Lady said, "Poor sinners 
go to Hell because they have no one to pray for them or make sacrifices for them."

This is the most important aspect of the Fatima apparitions, because Hell is forever.
After all, you take with you into eternity take the love or anti-love within you.  Now,                    people have repeatedly witnessed Hell on Earth.  If there is Hell on Earth, there                      most certainly is Hell in Eternity --- outside of time & space.

If you don't pray for conversions, people won't be converted.   In having been bap-
tized a priest, you have the power to obtain the conversion of others even if you are
in a state of mortal sin.   Sin doesn't take away your power to offer prayers and sa-
crifices for others, being that sin doesn't take away your baptism.  When a person
commits mortal sin, the individual doesn't have to be baptized again.  In as much,
the Anabaptist movement was an error.  A person can only be baptized once.  Any
further attempts at baptism it is an illusion.  Anabaptists of old where called South-
ern Baptists.

If you don't know if you have ever been baptized, the officiating priest will perform
a Conditional Baptism upon you, just to make sure.  If you are near death, and no
priest is available, a baptized layman becomes the one assigned to baptize you.  The
laity does have the power to baptize.  Using that power becomes lawful when death
is near and no priest is available.  If no Christian is present to baptize you, your de-
sire to be baptized is baptism in itself.  Such is the Baptism of Desire.

There is also Baptism by Blood.  This is the case when you die for the faith before
receiving the opportunity to be baptized by water.  There is only one door to mercy.
But, there is more than one key to open the door.

Now, in order to gain spiritual indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, you need to
be in the state of sanctifying grace.   None the less, you need not worry if whether
or not you are in the state of grace when praying for the conversion of poor sinners
who will otherwise be in Hell for all eternity without your assistance.

If you are devoted to the Mercy of God, and if you are obtaining the conversion of
sinners while in the state of mortal sin, know that, one day, the sacrifices or prayers
of another person will obtain your conversion.

The Eternal God will open the doors of mercy to each person who displayed some
type of mercy in this life.  God never grants any mercy to the merciless. Let it be
repeated:  God never grants mercy to the merciless.

Of course, praying for the conversion of sinners is an act of mercy each time you
do so.  St. Francis de Sales, former Bishop of Geneva Switzerland, wrote that pray-
ing for the souls in Purgatory is actually the act of performing all of the works of
mercy at once.  Do not be deceived.  Purgatory exists.  Denying its existence illu-
strates that you are a lazy person who refuses to ease suffering.  It also makes you
a coward in your perpetual denial.  If you deny the existence of Purgatory, it simply
means that you are afraid of it... that you don't want it to exist.

The caveat is that, sometimes the grace of conversion given to the mercy worker
comes in the form of a fiery awakening, attached to an intense reality check of suf-
fering.  This was the case with King David.  Yet, it was for King David's own good.
After all, Christ stated in the Book of the Apocalypse and to Saint Teresa of Avila,
"I chastise the ones I love."  Thus, if you have done much evil and never were pun-
ished for it, it is a sign that you are destined to Hell for all eternity.

Christ appeared a number of times to a German prioress named, Gertrude.  So too
did Our Lady.  Once, Gertrude saw a vision of Mary where she suddenly opened
her mantel (her long cloak), and near Mary's feet were an array of animals whom
Mary would occasionally pet.  Gertrude asked who the animals were.  Mary said
that they were the sinners who will one day convert.  She said that she kept them
protected, so that their conversion would one day be assured.  So, if you're the
greatest sinner on Earth, always feel welcomed to pick up a rosary, a chaplet,
the Psalms, or a prayer book, and start praying.  Walk the Stations of the Cross.
Meditate on the meaning of various religious images.  Pray what the Angel of
Peace taught the Fatima children in 1916.  If you ask for the conversion of sin-
ners, one of those conversions will be your own.

If you state that your sins are too great for God to forgive, it means that you're an
arrogant person who claims that your actions are greater than God's actions.  You
are claiming that your sinfulness is greater than God's mercy.  If you are the most
evil human of all time, God's mercy is still available to you.  

In addition, your power to offer acceptable sacrifices is not limited to the conver-
sion of sinners.   You can make offerings for healings, external graces, internal
graces, the end of war, the end of drought, the end of pestilence, to get a spouse,
transportation, a house, employment, vocations, freedom from debt, freedom from
tyrants, and freedom from all types of misfortune.  All begins with your power to
offer supplications to the Divine Sovereign, aka the Lord.   If you're baptized, you
have a power you shouldn't waste.  If you're not baptized, you can be.  Christ estab-
lished a church with open doorways.


The U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause and the actual dynamics between Church & State

If there were absolute separation of Church and State in America, 
there would have never been chapels on United States military bases.
 In light of this, consider the following commonly encountered scenarios:

1]  The police officer hired by the State directs traffic solely for the benefit of
      parishioners leaving a Sunday church service.  If there were the absolute
      separation of Church and State, there would be no police officers directing
      church traffic anywhere in America, and there would be chaos on State roads
      on Sundays.

2]  The detective hired by the state investigates the allegations of clergy abuse com-
     mitted upon parishioners.  If there were absolute separation of Church and State
     in America, the molestation of altar boys would have gone unchecked and have
     become a pandemic.

3]  In 1844, Philadelphia-area Protestants, in their paranoiac hatred of a pope they
     never met, torched a Catholic Church.  In fact, they literally fired a canon at it.
     In response, soldiers employed by State rallied to the protection the Catholics
     who, at the time, were hated with seething ferocity by certain Protestant sects.
     If there were the absolute separation of Church and State, there would have
     been either a massacre in Philadelphia or the start of a literal civil war there.

     The Conclusion is that the First Amendment Establishment Clause requires the
     State to make sure that its citizens are able to freely practice religion. 

     In the alternate:

1] Catholic, Quaker, and Episcopalian schools fulfilled the job of the State in edu-
    cating students in non-religion subjects such as mathematics, science, history,
    art, and literature.  This means that there are religious institutions functioning
    as the State five days a week.  After all, the State enacted mandatory school laws
    and religious institutions fulfilled said laws by educating many youth above and
    beyond the topic of religion.
                                                      Added note:

               When a private entity acts as the government, in being the surrogate
               of said government, it's known as "acting under the color of law."
               You can sue the federal government for a civil rights violations com-
               mitted by a private institution acting under the color of law.

2] Catholic and Protestant charities of varying sort fulfill the job of the State in going
     to the aid of hurricane victims, even to the point of receiving federal dollars in the
     process.  In fact, the Catholic Church, for years, received taxpayer dollars through
     social service government contracts.  In this capacity, churches have acted under
     the color of law.  Churches have become the surrogate of the government.

3] Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant medical facilities act under the color of law each
     time their facilities treat a patient sponsored by the medicaid program.

4] Catholic, Jewish, Moslem, Protestant, Hindu, etc, chaplains are hired by the U.S.
     government, to care for the spiritual well-being of U.S. military personnel.  They
     are not hired to establish any one religion.  Rather, they are paid to secure the re-
     ligious rights of the military personnel who need chaplains, in order for the religious
     rights to be something real.  During WWII, there were priests at the war fronts giv-
     ing last rites to mortally wounded American soldiers and to anyone else caught in
     the line fire.  The United State government funded the priests, the chaplains behind
     the front line, and the military chaplain in the States.
    Other observations involving the relationship between Church and State:

1] The television broadcast of Midnight Mass somewhere on Earth is governed by
     the FFC in America.  If there were the absolute separation of Church and State,
     the church would have to intrude on frequencies designated by the government,
     in order to broadcast to humanity.

2] The private jet which flew John Paul II and Benedict XVI throughout portions of
    America flew solely under the law of the FAA.  If there were the absolute separa-
    tion of Church and State, the jet carrying a pope would have crashed into another
    jet liner eventually, or else such a jet would have created aerial havoc.

3] The priests and nuns made homeless by a hurricane have the right to seek help
     from FEMA.  If there were the absolute separation of Church and State, then
     priests and nuns would freeze to death during blizzards, drown during floods,
     and remain without shelter after tornadoes. 

In addition:

It is a well known practice to begin a congressional session with a chaplain praying be-
fore the session.  If there were the absolute separation of Church and State, then no
prayer of any kind would be heard in a congressional chamber.  It's simply that the re-
ligions take turns in delivering the opening prayer in American congressional chambers,
because there is no established religion in America.

The Federal Judiciary Conclusion:  The phrase "Separation of Church and State"
is a misnomer.  Mention of it does NOT appear in the United States Constitution.  Rath-
er, the United States Bill of Rights has the Establishment Clause which forbids the fed-
eral government or any individual State to establish an official state religion.  The same
clause protects a citizen from having his religion outlawed, unless the religion involves
criminal activity.

The First Amendment Establishment Clause guarantees that NO person will have to
support or adhere to a religion to which he does NOT want to belong.  It also guar-
antees that a person willing to adhere to a specific religion will not be required by the
government to violate his conscience in matters of faith and morals, provided that the
matter of conscience is written into the religion's official doctrine. 

One more thing:

If the practice/activity of a religion involves the doing of something illegal, then the re-
ligion is not permitted to practice it.  The example classically used was bigamy.  If a
religion allows bigamy, members of that religion are not permitted to practice bigamy
in the United States.

In the inverse, if an activity mandated by the State is NOT permitted by a person's re-
ligion, then the individual has the right to not be a part of the activity declared sinful in
his religion.  The most obvious example is war and the Quakers. 

In conclusion:

The much controverted United States First Amendment clause is NOT referred to as
the Separation of Church and State Clause, being that there is no absolute separation
of Church and State.  The operative phrase is the Establishment ClauseThis means
that you do not have to join a religion that you don't want to join.  This also means that
you can't force someone to stop practicing his/hers.


The Rosary of the Virgin Mary

The major objection that the arrogant have of the Rosary is that they assume
it to be a devotion for illiterate women and children, but not for lofty minds.

Well, the sacred scripture reads:  "Out of the mouths of babes come perfect
praise."  The Rosary can very much be a bringer of Wisdom - - - of Wisdom
radiated to you from Heaven.

Mary says, "And I present to you my son ..."
The Virgin Mary brings her realm to you.
You don't go to it, as if it's an impersonal
force field that you can reach with the help
of a cosmic map. The experience of being
in her realm is very personal.  In fact, the
Realm of the Virgin Mary is like a sapphire
dome room, where:

1} Sapphire is the symbolic color of Heaven
that exists in the depth of Mary's soul as much
as it exists throughout the expanse of angels &
saints.  2} Dome is symbolic of Mary's Queen-
ship over the angelic world and all of humanity.
3} Room is symbolic of the intimate rapport that
she has with her devotees.

Mary's sapphire dome room is symbolic of the state of purification achieved through
devotion to the Rosary.  This is because, when the state is achieved, you intensely
feel the sense of Mary's presence which is Heavenly.  In Jewish tradition, Heaven
is associated with the color blue, as in blue sky.

In the black Protestant world, blue is associated with circulation cut-off and the lack
of oxygen, thusly giving us a 1,4,5 music progression called the Blues.  In the Catho-
lic world, blue is oxygen, flight, and freedom to soar.  Blue is life-giving water and
the color one associates with Mary.  It's a beautiful color, not to be presented as ugly
by a Protestantism which tossed out mysticism and majesty.  The Virgin Mary is
majestic.  To state otherwise is a lie.

The interesting thing about finding yourself in Mary's Sapphire Dome Room is that
you will feel at home, as if you were always destined to be there.  It's there where
you will feel a casual rapport with her, in the midst of a beauty that fits you like a
perfect set of garments.  It's there where you will be fluent in understanding and
articulate in communication.  The surest way to gain entrance into the Realm of
Heaven's mysticism is, of course, via praying the Rosary or any Rosary-like de-

Let it be repeated:  

If you want graces that are confided to no other people on Planet Earth, pray the
Rosary.   The Rosary is what can enlighten scholars, the illiterate, and children
simultaneously.  Very simply, the Rosary consists in meditating on the various
events in the lives of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph while praying the Our Father and
Hail Mary.  Thus, the Rosary consists in vocal prayer and meditative prayer si-

If you despise the Rosary, you are simply too lazy to mingle vocal & meditative
prayer simultaneously.  Everyone who began the Rosary had trouble juxtapostion-
ing the two types of prayer.  This is due to the effect of Original Sin in us.  It's just
that some people had the patience and humility to persevere in the Rosary and over-
come the lack of spiritual gymnastics which comes with the effect of Original Sin.  

Ironically, some individuals who begin a devotion to the Rosary experience the
most mystical lights instantly.  But, it had nothing to do with them, except for a
thing.  They made their bodies sensitive via modern mortifications.  Modern morti-
fications are known as Work-outs, as in Weight Lifting, Spurt Training, Basketball,
vigorous ice skating, gymnastics, Self-defense training, long distance jogging, and
similar types of athletic training, as well as regimented dieting and/or fasting of any
variety.  It was graces bestowed upon them which resulted in them being so moved
that they returned to the Rosary, for more of the same.  If you did experience mysti-
cal intensity when you first started a devotion to the Rosary, know that it was Mary,
paying you an advance.

At this point, it is absolutely essential to understand one universal truth:  You can do
nothing without the grace of God.  Now, Catholics believe that Jesus of Nazareth is
God-made-man.  Thus, Catholics believe that, without Christ, a person can do no-
thing good.  Thus, if you bear fruit in prayer, its the grace of God making it happen.

One danger in having gotten consoling lights at the start of a Rosary devotion is the
spiritual dryness stage .... the arid stage ... a stage to which Saint Teresa of Avila was
so familiar.  When that stage comes ... and it is only temporary ... Faith alone suffices.
This means that, when you meditate on each mystery of the Rosary, and you are no
longer being moved as you were at the beginning of your devotion, simply think to
yourself, "This mystery really happened."
Whereas Jesus was born in the poverty of Bethlehem,
he is born in the poverty of your heart.  He doesn't mind.
The Rosary's Beginning

The present Rosary traces itself back to St. Dominic, in the early 13th Century,
during the days of Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi, and Anthony of Padua.  In
fact, it's predecessor was the ancient prayer rope used by monks, in repetitively
reciting either the Jesus prayer or the Hail Mary.

Now, as far as goes today's Rosary of the Virgin Mary, this devotion started when
Dominic performed a three day Category 5 hurricane-style penance, done solely
for the conversion of the Albigensians.   He then allegedly went unconscious, in
the process.   According to Saint Louis of Montfort, when Mary appeared to Saint
Dominic, she said to the effect:  

"Dominic, you are trying to cultivate where no rain has been sent.   In this 
type of warfare, the effective weapon has always been my Angelic Psalter."  

The Angelic Psalter is the Hail Mary prayed a number of times in succession, and
an individual Hail Mary is known as the Angelic Salutation.  Mary once told Saint
Dominic that the Angelic Salutation is the cornerstone of the New Testament.   This
is logical, being that the New Testament's starting point was when the Archangel
Gabriel appeared to Mary and said, "Hail, full of grace.  The Lord is with you.  
You are blessed among women."   The New Testament then went to its next step
when, after a long journey, Mary entered the house of her cousin Elizabeth, only to
hear her cousin say, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of 
 your womb."

The Hail Mary commemorates the two initial events of the New Testament.  There-
fore, only an avowed liar filled with hatred toward Mary would have the audacity
to claim that the Rosary is a non-Biblical pagan devotion, as many have done in the
past several decades.  In fact, John Paul II called the Rosary "the Gospel in Mini-
ature."  Thus, the Rosary is very Biblical.   Moreover, a number of Successors of
Peter had only had good things to say about the Rosary, even to the point of advo-
cating it as a devotion.

The Rosary is the simultaneous mixture of verbal prayer and meditative prayer.  
The subjects of the Rosary meditation are the events surrounding the incarnation,
life, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glorification of Jesus, as well as the glor-
ification of his mother Mary. 

The Verbal Part of the Rosary

The Rosary is usually preceded by first praying the Apostle's Creed.  Now, this
prayer is actually a prayer of simple (non-ritual and non-possession-related) ex-
orcism, being that it's spoken during baptism.   Praying it deflates Satan's influence
on your senses, being that it renews the power of baptism over Satan and his seeth-
ing minions.

Next is the praying of one Our Father, followed by three Hail Mary's.   This occurs
before the meditative part of the Rosary.   Concerning the three Hail Mary's, it was
revealed to Saint Gertrude the Great, while she was mystically being shown a fleur
de lys, that:

1} Except for God the Father, no one has the power that Mary was given.
2} Except for God the Son, no one has as much wisdom as she does.
3} Except for the Holy Spirit, no one is as kind as Mary.

The guarantee Mary gave to Gertrude was that those who pray three Hail Mary's
daily, in honor of the privileges granted to her by the Trinity, would see Mary at
the hour of death in an extraordinary splendor that will fill the dying soul with
heavenly consolation.   Such a thing will prevent a soul from succumbing to de-
spair during its last hour on earth.

After the three Hail Mary's, one prays a Simple Doxology.  That's the Glory-be,
as in Glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as it was in beginning, is 
now, and forever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

You can even pray the Trappist monk version as follows Glory be to the Fath-
er and to the Son and to the Spirit who dwells within.  The God who is, who
was, and who is to come.

You can even try this version:  Glory, praise, and thanksgiving be to the Fath-
er of Heaven, the Son of the Most High, and to the Spirit who dwells within. 
As it was before the beginning began, is now, and forever shall be; the Reign
of Endless Ages.  Amen. 

Next comes the original Rosary:

Traditionally, beads are used.  However, they are not essential.   When beads are
used, however, one Our Father and Ten Hail Marys are prayed while meditating
on each individual Rosary mystery brought into prayer.  There are five joyous mys-
teries, five illuminative ones, five sorrowful mysteries, and five glorious ones.  In
fact, Carmelites have six joyous, six sorrowful, and six glorious mysteries in their
Rosary.  These meditations are the essence of the Rosary.   Even if you forgo the
praying of the Angelic Psalter (the Hail Mary's), you will still be engaged in pray-
er.   However, the verbal part of the Rosary helps to sanctify and even cleanse your
outer senses.

If you only have time to pray one decade of the Rosary, then you did your best, and
will have grace radiated to you in one way or another.  That is to say, you don't have
to pray all five decades at once.   Moreover, the closer to God (in contemplation) a
person gets, the longer it will take the person to pray a decade of the Rosary.   It will
even get to the point where the contemplative person's praying of one decade of the
Rosary will take as long as a basic person praying three of them.   Whereas the aver-
age person takes 15 minutes to pray five decades, the contemplative person will take
45 to 60 minutes, in doing the same.  Sometimes 90 minutes, depending on the person.

Keep in mind that members of a certain religious persuasion claim that the Rosary is
a non-Biblical thing of Satan, even though the Our Father and the first half of the Hail
Mary are in the Bible.   Now, view the mysteries of the Rosary posted below.  The
vast majority of them are mentioned in the Bible.   The bottom line is that those who
claim that the Rosary is a non-biblical anti-Christ devotion of pagan idolatry are one
of the following things:

1} Filled with laziness,   2} Filled with envy toward Mary,  3} Carry an evil view
of women and don't believe that any woman could be holy,  4} Are in synchronicity
with Satan's feelings of despair and despondency, assuming that the Rosary causes
those feelings.  However, those who condemn the Rosary under the claim that it's a
non-biblical act of idolatry are easily provable liars.  The Hail Mary prayer is from
the Bible, as are 18 of the 20 mysteries of the Rosary.

People who want nothing to do with the Rosary are those who have trouble simul-
taneously being engaged in verbal and meditative prayer.  They usually say that their
minds wander.   Well, even in verbal prayer a human mind conceived in the state of
original sin wanders.   In  class, minds wander, too.   Does that mean no one should
ever be in class?   Does that mean that everyone should remain stupid?   Well, as you
continue the Rosary, if you continue it, praying it gets more streamlined. 

A detriment to devotion to the Rosary for some is mood.   If you pray the Rosary on-
ly when in the mood, you are missing out on seeing  a wide and then deep view with-
in you.  Our Lady or the angels will get you in the mood, shortly after you start the
Rosary.  What they do is open an ambiance, and you find yourself in a rhythm.
Those Events Really Happened

In the Rosary devotion, there is the dry stage.   It's at that point when you need to do
the following:  Whenever you have trouble meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary,
state in silence the following during each mystery "This really happened."   If that
is all you do for the meditative part of the Rosary, then you have prayed.  You were
there in attendance.  You recalled at least one mystery.  You believed that each event
really happened.  This includes the Annunciation, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection,
the Ascension, the Descent of the Holy Spirit, etc.   This is what St. Paul meant when
he said, "Faith alone suffices."   You need not have any colorful emotionality or ex-
quisite intellectuality when praying.   You only need the faith which believes that the
events remembered in the Rosary actually happened. 

The Events Combined is the Manifestation of the Love of God

The Secret of the Rosary is this:  If each event of the Rosary happened at the same
time, you would see the complete spectrum of the Love of God being unleashed in
all of its attributes.    In each mystery God is unveiling and actualizing Divine Love
in the world of time and space. 

At the end of each mystery, traditionally prayed is one Glory Be (one simple doxo-
logy.)   It is suspected that Louis of Montfort began that practice.   Well, at Fatima,
the Virgin Mary told us to pray the following after each decade of the Rosary:

          My Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fire of Hell.  
     Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy.

In review, either go the contemplative route of praying Angelic Salutations at will,
while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, or use blessed beads and pray one
Our Father, ten Hail Mary's, and the Fatima Decade Prayer posted above, while
meditating on a mystery of the Rosary, every ten Hail Mary's.

Below is the list of the Mysteries of the Rosary.   After that comes brief mention of
Rosary-like Devotions:

 Joyous Mysteries

1} The Annunciation.  This was when the Archangel Gabriel informed Mary that
     she was to bear a son who would be called Son of the Most High and Son of
     God.  This means that the Annunciation marked the first time in history when
     the existence of the Holy Trinity was revealed to humanity.  She was disturbed
     at his appearance, because she was too humble to think that an angel would ap-
     pear to her with a message from on high.  In addition, when Gabriel said, "Hail,
     Full of Grace," he was saying, "Hail, woman free of sin."  He was affirming
     Mary's Immaculate state of soul.

     This is the mystery where you are most likely to perceive the Eternality of God. 
      In this eternality, you will see yourself.   This mystery of the Rosary is the corn-
      er stone of the New Testament.  It's where the Will of God throughout the ancient
      centuries unfolds in a three dimensional feature.   This is where eternity and the
      fullness of time intersect.

2} The Visitation.  This was when Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth.   As soon as
     Mary greeted Elizabeth, John the Baptist leaped in Elizabeth's womb.   This was
     because John was before the presence of Christ, and in the process thereof, the
     future prophet was immediately rendered into the state of sanctifying grace.  This
     proves the validity of infant baptism, in Biblical reference.   John and Elizabeth
     recognized whom Mary was carrying.

     This was when Mary spoke the Magnificat, stating that "From henceforth, all 
     generations will call be blessed, because he who is mighty has done great 
     things for me, and holy is his name."   This means that Marian devotion is
     certainly Biblical, even though the Bible is not the only thing involved in God's
     revelation to humanity.   Every generation after the Ascension of Christ had in-
     dividuals who honored Mary, calling her blessed.   When you pray the Rosary,
     therefore, you're fulfilling for the umpteenth thousandth time the Biblical pro-
     phecy that all generations will call Mary blessed.

3} The Nativity of Christ.  Whereas Jesus was born in the poverty of Bethlehem,
     he is born in the poverty of your heart.

4} The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple.  This was the time when Anna the
      Prophetess recognized the Messiah ... and when Simeon got to see the Messiah,
      as he was promised.   This was very moving and caused Mary to ponder the ex-
      periences of that day in her heart.   This shows that she was a reflective woman
      involved in what was transpiring around her.   She was no airhead, as the adher-
      ents to White Trash Protestantism claim her to be, in their Satanic hatred of her.

5} The Finding of Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem.  After Joseph and Mary
       spent three days searching for Jesus, they found that he was safe.  They simul-
       taneously found him amazing the doctors of the temple with his questions and
       answers and understanding.   This is generally understood to be a prophecy of
       Christ's Resurrection.   However, here's a mystery to ponder:  What did he do
       during those three days?   Someone answered by saying, Charity Work. 

In the Carmelite Tradition:

6} The Immaculate Conception.  This consists in Mary being created free of the
     State of Original Sin the first moment she was created, due to the foreseen mer-
     its of Christ.   At Lourdes, Mary called herself the Immaculate Conception.   She
     is this in essence, not just in name.

The Illuminative (or Luminous) Mysteries

The paradox of the Luminous Mysteries is that they transpired in earthy and ruddy
settings ... not in palatial, glittery, or lime-lighted ones.

1} The Baptism of Jesus.   It was the Visitation all over again.   John the Baptist re-
      cognized Jesus for who he was, as he approached John, in order to be baptized.
      In humility, John told Jesus that Jesus should have been the one baptizing John.
      Jesus simply told John to baptize him.   Upon Jesus' baptism, there occurred the
      vision of the Holy Spirit descending upon Christ in the form of a dove.

      Now, John's baptism was a ceremony that initiated penance.  It had a strength-
      ening effect, and it was the starting point for cleansing.   This is why, after Je-
      sus was baptized, he went immediately into the wilderness and fasted for forty
      days and nights.

2}  The Wedding Feast of Cana.  Recount it.  Put yourself there.   If you do, then
      you are praying.   This was the site of Christ's first known miracle.   It did in-
      volve wine.   Therefore, it's not a sin to drink wine, as a couple religions claim.  
      Rather, it's a mortal sin to overuse wine to the point of injuring your health.  It's
      interesting that Catholicism was presented by the world as a suffocating and op-
      pressive religion.  However, the God of Catholicism, for his first miracle, turned
      water into wine.   Why?

3}  The Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven.   This is the multiple event mys-
       tery, in that Jesus spent a number of occasions saying that the Kingdom of God
       is at hand.  It's here and now.   In fact, Saint John the Evangelist, one of the Sons
       of Thunder, once wrote,  "This is Eternal Life."   This meant that the spiritual
       lights and Divine Presence that the early Christians absorbed into their senses
       were the same ones they would encounter in the next life.   The Life of Devo-
       tion is the preview of the life to come.   Thus, the Kingdom of God actually is
       at hand, being that God is everywhere, involved in all things.

4}  The Transfiguration.   Jesus took three apostles with him into a private out-
       door mountain area and transfigured into crystalline luminosity.   Moses and
       Elijah then appeared next to the crystalline Christ and started conversing with
       him.  What did the three say to each other?

       It got to a point where Peter hid his face while in the midst of overwhelming
       presences and awe-provoking sights.  Jesus then leaned over, touched Peter
       and said, "Do not be afraid.  It's only me."   The great lesson is that, no mat-
       ter how hideous are your sins, do not be afraid of Jesus.  He will not hurt you.
       The problem is in him abandoning you, leaving you to the demons who WILL
       hurt you badly.  

       During Easter night, Jesus appeared in the Cenacle, and the first thing that he
       said was, "Do not be afraid.   It's only me."   This is a very important motto
       of the all-powerful King of Heaven who can crush humanity instantaneously
       and does not do so ... immediately after being offended, that is.  God is slow
       to anger.

5}  The Institution of the Eucharist.   Saint Anthony of Padua said that, at the
      Last Supper, when Jesus took bread in his hands and broke it, he was consent-
      ing to be broken in death.   This is eternal heroism.   This was the first Mass.

Note:  The Carmelite Tradition had no sixth Luminous mystery, being that this set
           of Rosary mysteries was instituted by John Paul II.   Thus, they are a new
           addition the Rosary.  None the less, this set is very effective for meditation. 

Sorrowful Mysteries

1} The Agony in the Garden.  This is when Jesus said that his soul was sorrow-
     ful to the point of death.   This is also when he said, "Watch with me for an
     hour."  As if he were a lighthouse in each tabernacle, he silently communicates
     to the person in front of the tabernacle, "Watch with me."  After having reached
     a critical stage of agony, Jesus was consoled by an angel; assumably the Arch-
     angel Gabriel.   Gabriel is known as the Teacher of the Nations and he doesn't
     reserve his consoling to Christ.   However, you first need to offer your suffering
     for the conversion of poor sinners, before expecting consolation.   Then, the suf-
     fering will have become worthwhile.

     Jesus told Faustina Kolwaska, secretary of the Divine Mercy revelations, that
     the greatest cause of his agony was the knowledge that there would be a multi-
     tude of lukewarm humanity who would be indifferent to his sufferings.   At that
     time, he was wondering why he was to suffer intensely, if mass sectors of hu-
     manity were to be indifferent to his sufferings.  Of course, his consolation was
     those people who would embrace a life of devotion.   None the less, while he
     was in his agony, torches, pharisees, and the temple guard were traveling in his

2} The Scourging at the Pillar.  The Romans tried to beat the kingship out of
     Christ.   They only brought out the helpless child, instead ... the actual Child
     of God.  This was an athletic event, in enduring the scouring.   Thus, the lazy
     are inclined to refrain from meditating on it.  Meditating on this gives a per-
     son a sense of honor.

3} The Crowning of Thorns.    Mocking the fact that he was a king, showing sup-
      eriority over him in the mocking.   This kind of thing happens to Christ today.

4} The Carrying of the Cross.   The actual cross had to be constructed at the site.
     So, carrying all the pieces alone wasn't a probability.  Thus came the involve-
     ment of Simon, the visitor from Cyrene.   This is where Jesus tolerated the most
     gutless of cowards who boldly walked into the street, to kick him while he was
     down.  He was afflicted with burning wounds and cramping by the weight of the
     Cross, all the while loosing his grip.  The gutless cowardly chicken hawks types
     wound up and kicked a person already down on the street.

    Some people act so tough when beating on the defenseless.   Jesus tolerated their
    presences.   When he met his mom on the way to Calvary, incidentally, it was a
    heart shattering moment of a level of mystery to which the vain and frivolous are

5} The Crucifixion.   This one is as involved as the Nativity of Christ.  A lesson
     is that the beginning and end of a life are packed with the most involved things.

      Those dedicated to the Crucifixion see the honor in it.  They also extend com-
       passion toward Christ, in the grief he suffered.  The Crucifixion existed in the
       most intense zone in the spiritual world.  It consisted in sacrificing everything
       for others, while watching your own creation kill you.   It simultaneously con-
       sisted in knowing that the vain, frivolous, and greedy will not ever care about
       what you endured for them.  

       For the record, Jesus does like to be consoled in his suffering and death.  There-
       fore, if you are a pretend Christian who says that crucifixes are evil, then you are
       a person who never brought consolation to Christ. 

In the Carmelite tradition:

6} Christ's Descent from the Cross, into his Mother's Arms.   The Virgin Mary
     didn't care how much blood was on her dress.  This crucifixion was devastating
     to her.  She was the only mother God will ever elect to have, and she saw the cre-
     ator of humanity get killed by his own creation.  Christ was then laid on her lap. 
     She had time to reflect.   Joseph of Arimathea was present, serving the function
     of defender of Christ's honor.  He made sure that he would get a burial.  John the
     Evangelist,  one of the Sons of Thunder,  was there, mainly because his original
     teacher, John the Baptist, influenced him into standing his ground.  Mone the less,
     Jesus blood came from Mary.  She saw it everywhere. 

The Glorious Mysteries

1}   The Resurrection.   In this mystery, we are dealing with a re-beginning.  There-
        fore, like Christmas and the Crucifixion, its too involved to mention between
        the parenthesis of an article.

2}   The Ascension.  This is another instance where the Bible ends and mystical ex-
        perience begins.   Did you ever wonder what was it like for the long awaited
       Anointed One to take his throne in the Heaven, doing so for the first time as the
       God-man?  The God feature was there before.  Not the divine man feature.

       The interesting thing is that his last words before ascending into Heaven was
       not "I will be with you always.   Even till the End of the World."   Before he
        ascended into Heaven, Jesus told his apostles and disciples to not go out into
        the world until they were clothed with the power of the Holy Spirit.   Thus fol-
        lowed the nine days of prayer in the Cenacle.   That nine days of prayer is why
        the Catholic Church uses novenas.   Incidentally, 'disciple'  means student.

3}   The Descent of the Holy Spirit.  It started with a wind you couldn't ignore.
       Thus, the townspeople and pilgrims gathered.  Peter, being the first Vicar of
       Christ, spoke in the name of the entire church.  Conversions ensured.  Then
       came the jealousy of the Scribes and Pharisees.   Then came the killing of the
       early Christians.  Next came Saul of Taurus, to end this Christian sect.  Then
       came the light.

4}   The Assumption of the Virgin Mary.  Meditate on her beauty and on how
       the patriarchs and angels waited for her to arrive in Heaven.   Now, for those
       who deny that Mary was assumed into Heaven body and soul, know that Jesus
       Christ was bound to the commandment, "Honor your mother and your father."
       This means that, if Jesus did not take his own mother into Heaven, he would
        have been dishonoring her and sinning in the process.   Thus, the Virgin Mary
        was assumed into Heaven, body and soul.

       Jesus was NOT going to let the body from where he came turn into insignifi-
       cant insect bait and eventual dust.   He was NOT going to treat his immaculate
       masterpiece as a dime-a-dozen person.  In fact, did you ever wonder what the
       King of Heaven thinks of his own mom?  

5}    The Coronation of Mary.   This was the ceremony where she was made
         Mediatrix of all Graces ... NOT the mediatrix for the forgiveness of sin.  In
         fact, Mary explained her power as mediatrix to Catherine Laboure in 1830,
         at Rue de Bac, in a Parisian chapel.   It was necessary for a human to be the
         Mediatrix of all Graces, so that the Commandment of the New and Everlast-
         ing Covenant could be fulfilled.  It was spoken by Christ at the Last Supper,
         when he said, "Love one another as I have loved you."   Mary is the master
         link in this chain of love.  In as much, the entire beauty of Heaven also exists
         in Mary's soul.

        Everyone who enters Heaven gets a coronation, though not as Queen of Heav-
        en.   This means that the fifth glorious mystery is pertinent to everyone who is
        not going to spend eternity in Hell.   Mary was given her throne, as the Holy
        Trinity showered its attributes and power upon her.  The Eternal Father re-
        garded Mary as his "highly favored daughter."   The Son of God called her
        mom.  The Holy Spirit cast his shadow over her, making himself her mystic
        spouse, thereby making Mary his immaculate mirror image.  If you don't
        think that she is the Majestic Virgin Mary, think again.   In fact, take time
        to meditate on it, while praying the Angelic Psalter.  Your eternal destiny
        depends on it. 

In the Carmelite Tradition

6} The Protection of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.  Carmel means, Garden of the
Lord, and this spiritually refers to the flowering of holiness and even eternal glory.
Now, the Carmelites attribute the founding of their order to the ancient prophet
Elijah.  Thus, it is said to have gone from a devout Jewish order to a Catholic one
that professes the belief that the fulfillment of the promises given to Judea came
in the person of a humble and non-peacock-throne Messiah who was the Lion of
the Tribe of Judeavwhen it come to confronting demons and illness and even death.
Thus, it involves belief in a Messiah concerned with eternity rather than temporary
life on Earth.

A part of the Carmelite tradition is the wearing of the Carmelite scapular.  Such a
thing is an extention of the Cloak of Elijah ... of the miraculour cloak.  The protec-
tion of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel involves protection from demons and misfortunes
which have a permanent effect.  It's protection from whatever peril you may find
yourself, be it the malice of people who try to destroy through falsehoods to natur-
al disasters to invasion to instituted injustices such as a sweatshop/slave labor
economy, and other evils.  Her ability to protect equates her with a protective
wall, a quick-response emergency rescue department, a guard, etc.

Rosary-like Devotions

This would be 1} The Seven Sorrows of Mary,  and 2} The Seven Sorrows and
 Joys of Saint Joseph.  Simply mediate on the sorrows or joys, while praying the
Angelic Saluation, aka Hail Mary.

The Seven Sorrows of Mary:

1 - The Prophecy of Simeon, during the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple,
         when Simeon said that a sword of sorrow would pierce Mary's heart,
         and that Jesus would be a sign contradicted, and that Jesus would be the
         rise and fall of many in Israel.
2 - The Flight into Egypt, when Herod wanted the new king of the Jews dead.
3 - The Three Day Loss of a 12 Year Jesus in Jerusalem.
4 - Meeting Jesus on the Way to Calvary, while he was carrying his Cross.
5 - The Crucifixion.
6 - The Descent of Christ from the Cross, into Mary's Arms.
7 - The Burial of Jesus. 

Saint Joseph's Seven Sorrows and Joys:

1 - Finding Mary with child, thinking that another man was the father, and ...
         receiving in a dream news from Gabriel that Mary was carrying, by
         the power of the Holy Spirit, the one who will save his people from
         their sins.

2 - The Poverty in which Jesus was born, and ...
        the visit of the shepherds, along with the news of the angels singing
        Hosanna in the Highest in the fields of Bethlehem, after having told
        the shepherds that a king was born that night.

3 - The Circumcision, and ...
        hearing the name Jesus as the one officially given to the Christ Child.

4 - The prophecy of Simeon that a sword of sorrow would pierce Mary's
        soul, and ...
        the confirmation from the Prophetess Anna and Simeon in the Temple
        that this was the Messiah, proving that Joseph was not mistaken.

5 - The Flight into Egypt, and ...
        witnessing the idols there basically becoming extinct.

6 - The fear of Herod's successor, Archelaus, as Joseph returned to Israel
        with Jesus and Mary, as well as ...
      the joy of living in the company of Jesus and Mary, in Nazareth.

7 - The three day loss of Jesus in Jerusalem, and ...
        finding Jesus in the Temple on the third day of searching for him.

If you begin praying the Rosary, and you've never done so before, you will find
that Catholicism and the Faith of Peter are far more rich and involved than you
had previously assumed.   In fact, a devotion to the Rosary will lead to the exper-
ience of perceiving, without seeing anything, what can be symbolically referred
to as the Shimmer of Angels.   If you do proceed with a devotion to the Rosary,
the angels will regard you with more respect than would a restaurant's maître
d'hôtel toward the holder of a gold card.