Holy Mother Church in her wisdom has mitigated some of the harshness that once seemed to make God a severe Judge and nothing more. But it is vital for us in these end times to remember that God is truly a God of Love - of Mercy and desires salvation of all His children. By the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, His Only-begotten Son, we receive Merciful Divine Love in the sacramental life of the Church, and through the Mercy of God Himself poured into us through grace. Let us, then, as little, humble children, acknowledge our own sins and work ardously to expiate for them in this, our exile. And let us also, as true children of God, gathered beneath our Heavenly Mother's Immaculate Mantle, proceed with unfailing charity, true heroic charity, to pray for our departed brothers and sisters, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory. By this commitment we place our trust in Almighty God as we surrender all our good works and any merit they might receive, into His hands, to use as He sees fit, ready to appear before Him at the moment of our death, clothed with nothingness, only to receive the blessing of being clothed in the very Mercy of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
The prayers of the Church Militant are so vital to the Church Suffering that Our Lady imparted powerful promises through Hungarian visionary Mrs. Elizabeth Szanto Erzebet, mother of six who died in 1985. Our Lady's words are recorded in the devotion to the "Flame of Love." "My daughter, your compassion for suffering souls moved my Motherly Heart so much that I will grant the grace that, if anyone anywhere will say 3 Hail Mary's in reference to my Flame of Love, on each occasion A SOUL WILL BE FREED FROM PURGATORY." The Blessed Mother continued with an even more powerful promise which all can practice during the month of November: "Furthermore, in the month of the Holy Souls (November) TEN SOULS WILL BE FREED FROM PURGATORY FOR EACH HAIL MARY... Suffering souls will also feel the effect of the grace coming from my Motherly Flame of Love." When one contemplates this staggering assurance it would be unwise not to heed her guarantee.
In addition, Saint Gertrude, whose feast we celebrate in two weeks, received a very special prayer that, for some reason, has not been promulgated as it should. It is a very short, but powerful prayer which Jesus imparted to her that would release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it was said devoutly. This SPECIAL PRAYER FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY was also extended by Pope Clement X to include those sinners who are living today by which the person praying this prayer could alleviate the indebtedness accrued during their lives. When one prays the following prayer from the heart countless souls are released from Purgatory at God's will. It is an excellent way as members of the Church Militant to fulfill our role in the Communion of Saints for it allows us to concentrate on what we, as members of the Church Militant, can do to help free the souls from Purgatory:
There is the additional Fatima Prayer for Souls said at the end of every decade of the Rosary:
Finally, there are the Fifteen Prayers to Saint Bridget as recorded in the Pieta devotional booklets in which Our Lord promises that He will deliver 15 souls of the person's lineage from Purgatory.
The above prayers are keys to help open the cells of Purgatory and free those abandoned souls. We help them now, they reciprocate by helping us later when we need their intercession the most. It's a win-win situation that we can't afford to ignore. Therefore, in this month of November particularly, and for every day of our lives, let us, as true children of God and members of the Church Militant, ceaselessly pray for the souls in Purgatory. Let's not lose a single opportunity to obtain for them the release they seek but cannot obtain for themselves, so that the Beatific Vision is theirs. Just think of the vast number of souls who could be delivered from Purgatory into the Glory of Heaven through our commitment to prayer! Oh yes, there's another guarantee in this: Those souls will not forget when they join the Church Triumphant. Let us sincerely and with heart-felt prayer ask Almighty God for their release, and in like manner, may those who enter into the joy of Heavenly bliss, pray for and with us for the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart that the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Age of the Divine Will, the New Millennium of Peace, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the New Advent and Second Pentecost may come now to this suffering and sorrowful world.
Many of my little ones have listened to my words. They have willed for their hearts to be converted and are well on the way to holiness.
But yet I weep. Oh! How lax, yes lazy, are so many of my little ones throughout the world. They seek the easy way in all things - even to loving and honoring my Divine Son. They have taken their fervent religious faith and snuffed out its Advent flame. Their faith is so shallow as to be only a mirage, by which satan fools them while leading them to perdition. They love with their minds and therefore rationalize and justify their excesses of the flesh and their neglect of their soul.
In this Holy Season of Advent it is my desire for all of my little ones to keep vigil. O! With what joy would heaven respond if the faithful little ones would come before the tabernacle on Christmas Eve, and keep silent watch with Him, your God and Savior. Then would He truly enter into your heart with the great wounding Flame of Divine Love!
But woe to the world that seeks not God, but prefers its earthly festivities of material goods which are truly given you by God, and which you abuse so profoundly. Woe to all who prefer social gatherings and deny my Divine Son His right to reign supreme on earth as He does in Heaven! May the Most Holy Trinity be forever praised, adored and loved.
I, the Mother of God, bear Him in my Immaculate Womb. I come bearing Him Who is God, to be born in the womb of your holy soul, that you might be enflamed by His Love, Mercy and Peace.
Prepare, then, to receive the Divine Infant, for I bring Him to you. In eternity all time is as one point, and this sacred moment occurs for you just as it did long ago in Bethlehem.
Pray, my little ones. Please pray! Only in this way shall you know Him. Only then can you love and serve Him.
Behold, He comes. Prepare for Him. Then shall you see clearly the signs given unto you. Then shall you judge wisely, guided by the Holy Spirit in all things.
I solemnly tell you that the Great Apostasy has happened. Soon my little ones, gathered beneath my Immaculate Mantle, shall be separated from those who follow the lies of those who perpetrate this Apostasy.
Be humble, little, obedient children and fear nothing. God does not abandon His children. Yet I solemnly tell you awful is His Holy Justice, Which already strikes creation.
Pray! Pray! Pray! I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
Have I not already warned you, telling you through my appearances and messages throughout the world, that no nation would be spared? You, my little ones, live a false security enclosed in a false peace. You are prey to the evil one who whispers to you that the enemy is of another nation, another race. In truth the enemy lies within yourselves, and thus the destruction I have warned of your nation has already begun, because you, as a nation, have lost God. The total destruction of your own nation is already past the horizon. It is only my faithful little ones who suffer in union with my Son's Divine Passion who hold off this event of incalculable proportions!
The evil one shall seek to pull down every nation, and he shall seek to shake my Son's Church to its True foundation. The Great Apostasy has already come. The Great Schism already exists. These events shall come together at a moment not far off, and then shall the antichrist rule the world. Then shall my faithful ones suffer; but God shall Triumph!
I seek to bestow upon all the world my Son's Infinite Peace. Please give me your hearts. It is in and through the heart that I can bestow many graces. It is through the heart you shall know, love and serve my Divine Son and persevere until the end.
Please pray and be of one mind, one heart through the grace of the Holy Spirit. In this way all of my faithful little ones shall know one another and be strengthened in the time of terrible persecution.
Pray to the Divine Infant and become humble, obedient, loving servants of the Divine Will. I, the Mother of God, do solemnly tell you that after the Purification the Divine Will shall be upon earth as it is in Heaven. Seek the Divine Will and be obedient, even unto death, for the Triune God shall fulfill all Scripture and the crown of victory is prepared for all who truly strive for Him Who is Love.
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call.
The Emperor Sigismond convenes the 16th Ecumenical Council at the Council of Constance because of the Western Schism in which there were three contemporaneous claims to papal obedience: Rome, Avignon and Pisa. It was during this council that the body of bishops voted that conciliar power supersedes the Popes and thus Pope Gregory XII was forced to renounce the Papacy. This would be corrected later at the Council of Florence.
Pope Pius XII issues his 36th encyclical Datis nuperrime which deals with the events in Hungary and the Soviets' ruthless invasion there which the Holy Father condemns.
Pope John Paul II beatifies Blessed Sister Angela of the Cross.