[quote="Bob_Aliano, post:2, topic:201569"]
Funny, I was all but called a wacko fringe element on another forum when I made almost the same prediction based on the daily news I was reading!
Why is it that we Catholics refuse to see the train that's about to hit us until it's too late to get out of the way? I don't advocate militancy but we should present a unified body loudly and vigorously protesting all this anti-Christian garbage on TV and in the press.
We are living in a time of great upheaval. A time of Great Graces.
While sin and evil increase, so does the Grace of God.
The scales have been removed from your eyes. There are varying degrees of this. Some "see" more-some less. Some think everything in the world is just fine (they have none of this particular Grace).
According to the Divine Mercy in My Soul Diary (St. Faustina Kowalska)-Jesus states that we are now living in the Time of His Mercy-before the Time of His Justice.
MOMENT OF MERCY
Perhaps Jesus spoke to St. Faustina of such a day:
***Before I come as the just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort:
All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day.*** —Diary of Divine Mercy, n. 83
In contemporary mysticism, such an event has been called "the illumination," and has been prophesied by several holy men and women. It is a "warning" to put oneself right with God before the coming purification of the world.
St. Faustina describes an illumination she experienced:
Suddenly I saw the complete condition of my soul as God sees it. I could clearly see all that is displeasing to God. I did not know that even the smallest transgressions will have to be accounted for. What a moment! Who can describe it? To stand before the Thrice-Holy-God! —St. Faustina; Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary
I pronounced a great day… wherein the terrible Judge should reveal all men’s consciences and try every man of each kind of religion. This is the day of change, this is the Great Day which I threatened, comfortable to the well-being, and terrible to all heretics. —St. Edmund Campion, Cobett’s Complete Collection of State Trials…, Vol. I, p. 1063.
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (1769-1837), known for her astoundingly accurate visions, also spoke of such an event.
She indicated that this illumination of conscience would result in the saving of many souls because many would repent as a result of this"warning"… this miracle of "self-illumination." —Fr. Joseph Iannuzzi in Antichrist and the End Times, P. 36
And more recently, mystic Maria Esperanza (1928-2004) said,
The consciences of this beloved people must be violently shaken so that they may "put their house in order"… A great moment is approaching, a great day of light… it is the hour of decision for mankind. —Ibid, P. 37 (Volumne 15-n.2, Featured Article from www.sign.org)
Remain in a State of Grace! Practice your Faith! Pray the Rosary every day-Don't let a day go by without praying it! Get under Mary's Mantle.
+Jesus, I Trust In You!