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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Perfection Series VII: Part IV In our times....

Before I continue with Raissa's types of prayer, I want to stress that these times, fast moving into persecution and tribulations, are like Raissa's times of living through both world wars.

In WWII, her life was in danger as she was a converted Jewess. But, the details are not as necessary as the concept that we must become perfected before the horrible times set in.

I have written about this many, many times. Without priests, the Mass, the sacraments, we shall need to be in a mature state of holiness in order to withstand the evils which shall assail us.

If you are not taking my words to heart, and the words of those to whom God has given you who are orthodox, serious Catholics, I urge you to wake up from the sleep of everyday business.

I felt something when I was in the States-that provincial blanket which covers all who live there with two ideals-one, nothing bad can happen here-this is America. And, two everyday business is more important than the spiritual life, believed by so many Sunday Catholics.

Raissa and Jacques became spiritual during, between and again during two crises in Europe.

Their words cry out to us across the decades, get ready, be prepared. They knew and loved Garrigou-Lagrange. You have him here on this blog and in his books online.

Take advantage, now, of the time to turn to God with all your heart, mind, and soul.

In today's Gospel, Christ warns us of passing up the time not only to repent, but to become holy.

Luke 19:41-44New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition 

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side. 44 They will crush you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.”[a]

to be continued...