Blessings beloved ones,
As many blog followers of MaryRefugeOfSouls already know, the Lord and His Holy Mother commissioned me back in March 2018 to write a book about the Miracle and Sign of Garabandal (which was revealed to me by Saint Gabriel Archangel back in January 2017). It took 2 and 1/2 years of much spiritual warfare to finally complete this special project which resulted in two textbook volumes (about 1,200 pages) in both English and Spanish. And throughout the project, the Holy Mother would give me special helpers at critical moments so it was finally finished in December 2020.
Well, today, I am releasing one of the commentaries found in Volume One. I wrote it over a year ago, and it has been an internal struggle for me because it is such a personal writing — as it reveals aspects about my private self regarding my interior, spiritual life that I would rather not talk so publicly about now. However, I have known since the day that I wrote it that the Lord desires me to release this particular commentary before the Warning (Illumination of Conscience) happens on earth. So, I have struggled at times wondering when was the appropriate time to release it. But, I have come to realize that there will never be a “perfect moment” when I am absolutely comfortable about releasing it.
Meanwhile, days go by when I know that this commentary could help a lot of people with facing their fears about the coming trials upon the world. And I know that the sooner that I release this writing, the more potential it has to reach many people, so they can consider these thoughts and, perhaps, incorporate them into their own spiritual life.
So, for the sake of those who will benefit from this personal writing, now and in the future, I am releasing this commentary to finally comply with the desires of Our Lord. It is about Christian martyrdom, which I pray will help many people in this day and age. God bless.
I love you,
Click below for a free downloadable copy (PDF, 24 pages) of this important commentary on Christian martyrdom:
THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOM
DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION
By a soul
(May 7-31, 2020, Month of the Blessed Mother Mary)
This important commentary is a continuation (“Part Two”) of an earlier commentary titled, “Answering the Ultimate Question – Why Must Mankind Undergo the Great Tribulation?” (See: https://maryrefugeofsouls.com/2020/05/01/special-commentary-why-must-mankind-undergo-the-great-tribulation-by-a-soul/) Because this commentary deals with the sensitive topic of Christian martyrdom, I plan to release this writing closer to when The Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) has happened on Earth—when people will be more receptive to this subject.
SIX WEEKS TO SAY YES OR NO TO GOD
Recently, Catholic prophet, John Leary (http://www.johnleary.com), was given the following message about the coming Warning encounter from Our Lord, Jesus Christ:
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Jesus said: “My people, before long I will bring about My Warning to give every sinner an opportunity to be either with Me or with the devil. You will all have a life review and a mini-judgment to see where you stand, either on a road to heaven, or on a road to hell. You will be placed back in your body, and you will have six weeks to convert your lives. You will make this decision without any evil influence. After this six weeks there will be only two kinds of people–those who are with Me, and those who are against Me. The good people will pass into My Era of Peace, but the bad people will pass into hell. It will be your free will choice that will determine your destination.”
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It is clear from the above heavenly message, that after the six weeks of relative peace have passed following the Warning encounter, that there will only exist two kinds of people on Earth—the ones who full-heartily and lovingly embrace the Lord and His Divine Will for mankind with all of their heart, mind, strength, and soul—and the rest—the ones that reject outright with all their might the overtures of Our Lord’s affection and Divine Mercy towards them. Such reprobates include all the living souls that remain lukewarm—whom Our Lord has said in the Book of Revelation that He will spew like vomit from His mouth for their lack of commitment to definitively decide for their salvation in God.
That telling fact is collaborated in the sacred words found in the Book of Revelation where the Beloved Apostle, Saint John the Evangelist, writes that despite all the chastisements that God permits and sends upon the Earth, the evil ones curse God after each instance—neither giving glory to God or repenting from their grave sins during the Great Tribulation. In fact, in the Book of Revelation, there is only one time that the evil ones give glory to God (and might possibly still be saved at that point if they have not taken the mark of the beast—the embedded microchip in the body). The one time only happens after the martyrdom of the Two Witnesses of Revelation (Chapter 11), when they are both resurrected in glorified bodies and ascend to Heaven before the sight of the evil ones. A great earthquake occurs then and the evil ones are terrified and give glory to God. But, that event happens practically at the end of the Great Tribulation and so, no one should count on their eternal salvation based on that suggested possible moment of salvation from Sacred Scripture. That is just speculation on my part and I never claim perfect discernment.
And so, being presented with this situation on Earth, as Christians who might suffer and be martyred under the reign of the antichrist, should we pray for our enemies and love our enemies as Our Lord has commanded us in Sacred Scripture? Or, has something fundamentally changed, which makes the purpose of martyrdom suffered during the Great Tribulation different from the purpose of martyrdom suffered before in ages past, like the great era of martyrdom during the first three hundred years of Christianity under the Roman Empire and all the ages prior to the Great Warning?
In Christianity, there exists very much the concept of redemptive suffering and the privilege of being a victim-soul for God. Redemptive suffering is defined as the belief that “human suffering, when accepted and offered up in union with the Passion of Jesus, can remit the just punishment for one’s sins or for the sins of another, or can be offered for the physical or spiritual needs of oneself or another.” Redemptive suffering also has the purpose of edification as souls strive for greater holiness, which will result in greater eternal happiness in the afterlife. While “victim-souls” are defined as persons who willingly offer such redemptive suffering in their lives to God for His intentions—often to implore His Divine Mercy on the world to avert catastrophes and to be used towards the salvation of poor sinners living on Earth.
For about a four to five year period in my private life, I had the experience of satan dragging me in my spiritual body to various levels of hell and lower regions of Purgatory during my dream state. It was random. I never knew when this would happen to me, but when it did occur, I would spend the entire night in satan’s iron grip, as he dragged me in pitch darkness, as various demons and damned souls would try to reach out to me so as to pull me deeper into their part of hell. satan would always be behind me, so I never saw his ugly, monstrous form, with his arm choking my neck, as he would whip me throughout hell and lower regions of Purgatory. And during the entire nightly experiences, I would be praying constantly—truly non-stop—for the salvation of all living souls on Earth who do not believe in the existence of hell. Then, as it would be dawning on the surface of the Earth, I would then be given the grace of remembering Our Blessed Virgin Mother, whom I would then pray to for help. The Blessed Mother would then come to rescue me and I would see her as a blue shimmering light in the darkness.
I share this personal story to illustrate that most times when people are victim-souls, it is because their prayers and sufferings are needed to save others from eternal damnation. And so, this is always how I have prayed to God when being tormented by satan and his devils. To pray for the salvation of others, including the misguided enemies of God—people who are truly clueless that they are following satan into his eternal abode of extreme and horrific torture—hell.
However, after the Warning has occurred on Earth, this will mark a fundamental shift in how I will pray to God. After the six weeks of reprieve have taken place, I will no longer pray for the salvation for the enemies of God, because they will have already solidified their choice for eternal damnation before God—especially, if they choose to take the mark of the beast. After the six weeks, the enemies of God will no longer have any chance for salvation, because by their actions, they will have exhausted the Divine Mercy of Our Lord. It will be the time of Divine Justice and God’s chastisements upon the world.
And so, what will I, as a Christian, pray for? Well, firstly, I want people to know that there is a difference between praying for our enemies and loving our enemies. And so, this is what we will explore in the remainder of this important commentary. Firstly, I will discuss the answer as to what Christians should pray for to God during the Great Tribulation, especially, if they suffer and are martyred. Then, lastly, I will discuss the concept of loving our enemies. Because, yes, there is a very real distinction between praying for our enemies versus loving our enemies.
ATONEMENT BEFORE GOD
As I have written in the past, there are six main prayer needs before God in this present End Times—five of which involve atonement of sin before God. So, regardless of whether a person will be residing at a refuge throughout the Great Tribulation, or chosen for martyrdom for Our Lord, these are the six main prayer needs that all people will be interceding for before God. Thus, please keep these prayer needs in mind, as they will be ultimately what people will be suffering for if they are martyred.
Firstly, atonement is needed to close Purgatory before the Second Coming of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. This is because the state of Purgatory will be closed forever at that time. So, all the billions of poor souls residing there need prayer from Earth to be elevated to Heaven. Only prayer from Earth can help the poor souls, because Purgatory is still tied to the element of time and so, all the wasted moments of time by the poor souls need to be accounted for according to the Eternal Law of Divine Justice. Individual souls in Purgatory need our help, because on their own, they cannot earn merit anymore to help themselves enter Heaven.
Closely related to closing Purgatory is the second need for individual souls on Earth to atone for their own sins – both committed sins and sins of omission. Because Purgatory will be closed at the Second Coming, this means that people still living on Earth need to to atone (and perhaps suffer) for the time that they would have spent in Purgatory for their sins while still alive. Achieving a sufficient state of grace to avoid Purgatory will either happen by living a more rustic life at the refuges for penance or by suffering and martyrdom. Thankfully, though, if a person must suffer for their Purgatory on Earth, this type of suffering while alive is always less intense then the equivalent need for suffering in the actual state of Purgatory. This is because God values our acts of faith so much more when we are alive than our absolute knowing of His existence once we have died. Thus, it is always best to participate in redemptive suffering while alive, because we cannot earn any merit in this way in the afterlife.
Thirdly, there is the prayer need for atonement before God for our committed societal sins. Often the emphasis in the Christian Church is placed on individual sins but societal sins are equally as important—if not more, because widespread moral degeneration leads to cultural degradation and eventual societal collapse if left unchecked. There are so many individual sins that affect society—such as widespread loss of holy marriage and family life due to divorce, fornication, sodomy, sins of the flesh, etc. Loss of purity in the home, the workplace, schools, etc., and lack of obedience to the Ten Commandments have led to the dramatic increase of violence and dishonesty among all people and nations. Thus, there is a prayer need to atone for all these unconfessed societal sins that have taken place over the generations and have been building up and compounding in their widespread effects from previous ages.
Fourthly, there is a closely related prayer need for mitigation of the coming divine chastisements, which will be particularly severe because there is so much unconfessed and unchecked for societal sins committed by this generation and previous ones. This is in keeping with the level of responsibility that mankind has been entrusted with by God to obey and respect His Divine Law and Divine Ordering of human life as stewards of the Earth. Unfortunately, mankind has failed greatly in this respect. And so, not only do we have the need to atone for so much sin, we have the need to ask God earnestly in prayer that He mitigates the divine punishments due to us for our lack of loving Him and neighbor and our disobedience to His Divine Law (Ten Commandments). So, our prayers in atonement of committed sins takes care of what we as mankind have done in the past; while our collective prayers for mitigation of all the coming chastisements takes care of the just penalties that are due to happen to us in the future.
Now, the fifth prayer need for atonement before God is for the biggest societal sin of all—abortion (and closely related infanticide). There are always societal repercussions and consequences to any abortion. It is never just the mother’s private concern, because the loss of one innocent life is priceless to God and His Divine Plan for all His beloved children on Earth. There have been almost 2 billion abortions worldwide since the numbers have been collected from the 1980s. The loss of such an overwhelming number of these precious unborn infants and the achievements that they would have had in the world if they had lived are staggering. No doubt the world has lost potential leaders who would have made great and positive impacts on the future and direction of this fallen world. Every loss of an innocent human life allows satan to plug the gap with a fallen angel from hell—the ramifications being truly awful for their negative influence on mankind on Earth.
BOOK OF REVELATION
Chapter 6, Verses 9-11
When he broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the witness they bore to the word of God. They cried out in a loud voice, “How long will it be, holy and true master, before you sit in judgment and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the Earth?” Each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to be patient a little while longer until the number was filled of their fellow servants and brothers who were going to be killed as they had been.
Although many people (including clergy) do not want to accept this truth, in heavenly messages given to such Catholic messengers as Prophet John Leary and Holy Family Refuge (https://www.childrenoftherenewal.com/holyfamilyrefuge), Our Lord has stressed repeatedly that our current punishments and the coming divine chastisements are primarily caused by our tolerance and acceptance of abortion. And so, I believe without a doubt that those chosen for Christian martyrdom—that their redemptive suffering will be used as an oblation before God for the billions of lost innocent lives in committed abortions. One of the greatest tragedies of abortion, is that despite the horrific suffering of the unborn infants in their deaths, these precious children are denied the beatific vision (seeing directly God’s Holy Face in Heaven) and are stuck in spiritual Limbo. This is because the gift of free will is given to mankind by God at the moment of our births and so, the unborn infants who are nonetheless happy in Limbo do not have the ultimate joy of a deeper sanctifying union with Jesus and His Heavenly Father. However, my hope and my prayer is that a good-willed Catholic Bishop will step up and celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism for all the unborn infants who are aborted and miscarried, past, present, and future, so they will all gain the ultimate heavenly joy in God. This is made possible because, as I mentioned before, God truly values the virtue of faith and so, we all have the opportunity of meriting grace for ourselves and others while still alive on Earth.
Finally, the sixth most important prayer need for atonement before God is also the one need that is the most illusive, because most people and sadly, many clergy, do not readily recognize it. The Two Great Commandments of Holy Love are one, to love God above all else, and two, to love neighbor as self; and well, if abortion is the greatest sin that breaks the second great commandment to love our neighbors, there likely exists a great sin that breaks the first great commandment to love God above all else.
Sadly, yes, my dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, there is a great sin against the first greatest commandment of love. This greatest sin is all the past and present abuses committed against Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the Most Holy Eucharist. And sadly, many of these Eucharistic abuses take place during worship in the Holy Mass. For example, Holy Communion received in the hand is supposed to be the rare exception and not the normative during Holy Mass. And the authority of distributing Holy Communion to the laity should not be delegated by a priest to a lay extraordinary Eucharistic minister during Holy Mass. And sadly, who ever hears the priest admonish the laity that they should be in a state of grace before they receive Our Lord in Holy Communion?
Those are just three examples of the most common abuses of Our Eucharistic Lord. And alas, there are several more that can be named! Sadly, these are all very serious sins committed against Our Lord by the laity, including many daily communicants, etc. Honestly, it makes me shudder to think about the sheer number of all the Eucharistic abuses piled up on the heads of our priests—abuses that are accumulating daily which may be weighing them down to hell! Lord, have Mercy on all our priests!
The Church is truly in trouble…
In the Poem of the Man-God (Maria Valtorta), in one of the talks that Our Lord, Jesus Christ, gave to the early Apostles after the Resurrection but before the Ascension, Jesus revealed that the End Times would happen due to the laxity of the priesthood in dereliction of their clerical duties. Can you imagine—Jesus warned of this sad fact two thousand years ago! And this sad fact has been repeatedly said by Our Lord and Our Lady in private revelation throughout the ages! In truth, in the 1820s, the Blessed Mother once told Saint Anne Catherine Emmerich that if there was just one priest in her day that offered the Most Holy Eucharist to Our Heavenly Father in Holy Mass like the Twelve Apostles, that one priest would avert all the coming chastisements. And the clergy were much holier in that age than today!
Knowing all of this, this is the reason why I, “a soul”, believe that many clergy and religious persons will be suffering and undergoing martyrdom in the End Times. Because martyrdom will more readily satisfy their spiritual debts caused by so many Eucharistic abuses and other mortal sins from lack of fidelity in their religious vows to God. Because when a person sins against the Most Holy of Holies found in the Most Holy Eucharist, that is a grave sin against the Infinite Goodness of Our Eternal God. Truly, martyrdom can merit much more divine forgiveness of eternal debt than a thousand years of Purgatory.
Thus, these six important prayer needs before God will be my main intentions during the Great Tribulation. As it may no longer be necessary to pray for our enemies—many of whom will have taken the mark of the beast and will have elected their choice for eternal damnation. And of course, I will always pray for the salvation of my fellow Christian brethren as they persevere living at a refuge or suffering and undergoing martyrdom in the world. Amen.
PROMISE FROM JESUS:
THE LESSENING OF PAIN DURING MARTYRDOM
PROPHET JOHN LEARY
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Jesus said: “My people, My little children are precious to Me, and I do not want to see them martyred in the coming cleansing of religious and patriots in the reign of the Antichrist. I will give the little children under seven years old a special grace from their guardian angel that will make them invisible to the evil ones. You have been killing many unborn in abortion, and some children by abuse. Those involved in these killings will have to make much reparation for these sins of murder. Pray for a stoppage of abortions and all killings as in wars.”
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Jesus said: “My people, all of My refuges will be as fortresses like a castle where there will be protection for My faithful by My angels. No matter how much the evil ones will try to destroy you, they will not be successful. My springs of water will heal you of all of your sicknesses. Your food will be multiplied to endure throughout the whole tribulation. Your shelters will also be multiplied to provide for everyone. Have no fear of this time as you will be directed when to come to My refuges. Only those that stay in their homes could risk becoming martyrs for not coming to My refuges. I will even lessen their pain as they will become instant saints. Rejoice when you see the tribulation unfolding because you know that My coming is near.”
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Jesus said: “My people, as you look at this track in a tunnel, you know that it is the train that will take many to their deaths in the detention center death camps. The one world people already have lists for who is to be killed both before and after martial law is declared. They have prepared vented boxcars with shackles to hold the prisoners. Do not fear if you are called to be a martyr for your faith in Me. I will lessen any pain and you will become an instant saint in heaven. Those, who leave their homes quickly at My call, could avoid martyrdom by going to My refuges of protection. In either case you are dependent on Me for everything, and you will need to have full trust in Me to protect your soul from the evil one. I am at your side always, so you can call on My help in this test of your faith. You need to accept being stripped of all of your money and your possessions. Desire to follow My Will in life and death because this life is passing away. By offering everything up to Me every day in your total consecration, you indeed will have your eternal life with Me in heaven. Heaven is your goal, so prolonging this life only postpones your eventual death. Accept everything that I put in your path as My Will for you, and you will have My peace in your soul.”
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Jesus said: “My people, once the Antichrist declares himself, he will take his reign as ruler of the world, and this will begin the great tribulation of three and one-half years. I will shorten this time, but this will begin a reign of evil that you have never seen before. He will first claim to be a man of peace, but later his evil power will enable him to become a tyrant ruler. He will demand that all of his subjects need to have chips in the body, or else they would be killed. This is when the men in black will come to your houses to carry out this edict. Refuse to take any mark of the beast or a chip in the body, or it will control your mind. Many will be martyred for their faith, but they will have any pain lessened, and they will become instant saints. The rest of My faithful will be led by their guardian angels to My refuges of protection.”
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Jesus said: “My people, you have read of St. John the Baptist in chains, and also St. Peter and St. Paul. Many of My disciples and apostles were captured in prison with chains, and later they were martyred for their faith. This religious persecution is about to be repeated in the coming tribulation. You will again see some of My people shackled on trains and delivered to the current death camps for execution. This is why I am preparing refuges with people that I have inspired, so My faithful will have places to go in order to avoid being captured by the one world people. Some will be martyred for their faith, but I will lessen the pain to allow them to endure it. These martyrs will become instant saints in heaven. For those, who come to My refuges, they will be protected from harm by My angels, and I will provide for their needs during the reign of the Antichrist. Have no fear, for I will give you My peace in all of this struggle. After the Antichrist’s time, I will come with My victory over all the evil ones, and I will establish My Era of Peace.”
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Jesus said: “My people, I am showing you three seats of power that are calling for your obedience to their authority. The first seat of power is when you see Me sitting on My throne in heaven. I am your Creator, and I call you to obey My laws out of love for Me. I do not force Myself against your free will, but I want you to know, love, and obey Me of your own choosing. The next seat of power is the successor of St. Peter in Pope Benedict XVI. He is the leader of My Church, and My faithful should honor him and obey his leadership in the faith. There are many religions, but only one that I instituted while I was on the Earth. The third seat of power is the President of America. You have currently a constitutional republic of laws that you need to honor and obey. Your obedience to your country’s laws is only obligatory if it is in accordance with My laws. Any laws against life, against marriage, or against moral law, you do not have to follow, and you should even protest them in your society. You can see the various levels of authority in these three seats of power, but it is your obedience to Me that must come first over obedience to man. Even if you are threatened with your life if you follow My law over man’s law, be faithful to Me in any possible martyrdom. I will give you the courage and lessen your pain if you are faced with this kind of death. Keep giving Me praise and worship as you witness your love for Me and your love for your neighbor.”
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jesus said: “My people, I am the only source of peace for your hearts and souls. I give you this peace in the grace of My sacraments. Do not let anything in this world disturb this peace that I have given you. In this coming trial there will be some faithful who will be martyred for their faith in Me. I will lessen the pain that they will suffer, and they will become instant saints in heaven. The rest of My faithful will be protected at My refuges by My angels. At the end of the tribulation I will lift up My faithful into the air so they are not killed by My Comet of Chastisement. I will cast the evil ones into hell, and renew the Earth. Then I will lead My faithful down into My Era of Peace.”
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Jesus said: “My people, do not be afraid of the coming tribulation because those, who are faithful, will be on their way to heaven. Some of you may be martyred, but I will lessen your pain and you will become instant saints in heaven. Those, who come to My refuges, will need to endure a rustic living for less than 3½ years. At the end of the tribulation I will bring My faithful into My Era of Peace, and later into heaven.”
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jesus said: “My people, just as My faithful are setting up refuges to help My faithful during the tribulation, so the evil ones are building more detention center death camps. I have been trying to impress upon the people how important it will be for your body and soul to leave your homes for My refuges when I warn you. I explained before that My warning to leave will be similar to how St. Joseph was warned in a dream by an angel to take the Holy Family to Egypt so Herod could not kill Me. Torture and killing in the death camps will be difficult to endure. Remember that you will never be tested beyond your endurance as I will give you grace, and lessen any pain of death.”
Monday, May 5, 2014
Jesus said: “My people, in the Acts of the Apostles, St. Stephen was looking up to see Me in heaven as I lessened the pain of his being stoned to death. He forgave the people who were stoning him. St. Stephen was faithful to Me, even though the Jews were doing an injustice to him for speaking out the truth about Me. There have been many martyrs who would rather die for their faith, than deny Me. All of My followers should love Me so much. These martyrs are with Me in heaven in a higher place than other souls. In the vision I gave a brief look at what St. Stephen was seeing while he was being stoned. The glory of heaven is very much desired, and not everyone receives this view of My glory. I promise all of My faithful an eternal place with Me in heaven for all those who suffer on Earth, especially any persecution for My Name’s sake.”
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Jesus said: “My people, in the Gospel (Luke 19:11-27) you heard My parable about a man who wanted to be king, and he went away and he gave a gold coin to each of ten people. On his return there was a settling of accounts with the people who were given the gold coins. The first man made ten gold coins more from the one he was given, and he was rewarded with controlling ten cities. The second person gained five gold coins, and he was rewarded with controlling five cities. The third man presented his gold coin to the king after hiding it, and he was scolded for not using the money for any gain. This parable teaches how important it is to use your God-given talents for My greater glory. When you waste your talent by not using it correctly, you will have to answer to Me and suffer the consequences. You all have been given a specific mission to carry out, and it is your responsibility to use your talents to save as many souls as you can. This is similar to not offering up your pain to save souls. The first reading from Maccabees is how a mother watched all of her sons being killed for not following the king’s decree. The king tried to force them to eat unclean meat, and they refused to violate the Mosaic laws. Because of their refusal to follow his command, they were all martyred. This could also happen in America, if your authorities tried to force you to deny your faith. Never deny Me before men, even if they threaten to kill you. It is better to lose your life for My sake, than to deny your faith in Me. All of My martyrs will become instant saints, and I will lessen their pain of death. Trust in Me to provide for your needs, even during the tribulation.”
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Jesus said: “My people, you are in a great battle between good people and evil people. This is why I am showing you a soldier dressed in armor for battle. There will be a physical fight in the Battle of Armageddon. But the current battle is a spiritual battle where you will need to wear your spiritual armor. My faithful are dressed with scapulars, rosaries, Benedictine crosses, and relics, if you have them. Your rosary of My Blessed Mother is your best weapon to fight the devil and his demons. You should have no fear, no anxieties, and no worries when you have My protection and your guardian angels. Even if some of My faithful are tortured and martyred, I will lessen their pain, and they will become instant saints in heaven. The rest of My faithful will be protected at My refuges by My angels, where I will multiply all of your food, water, and fuels. Be thankful that you are living during this coming tribulation because you will be suffering your purgatory on Earth. You will be healed of your infirmities by looking on the Luminous Cross, and the angels will put a shield of invisibility all around you at My refuges. At the end of the tribulation I will protect you and lead you into your reward in My Era of Peace. Rejoice when I will be victorious over all the evil ones when they will be cast into hell.”
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Jesus said: “My people, it will not be easy living in a confined space of a refuge with many people happy to be alive and cared for at a refuge. Every refuge will have perpetual Adoration where you can have a quiet place to pray to Me. It is not easy to live with a lot of people in one dwelling. This time at the refuge will be less than 3½ years, but My angels will protect you and provide for your daily needs. Just as I protected My apostles for three years, so I will be shielding you from the evil ones for a shortened time with a shield of invisibility. It is hard to imagine how I will multiply your food, water, and fuels. You read how I calmed the storm, so I will be doing the impossible for those people who believe that I can multiply the food. This is why the unbelievers will not be allowed into My refuges. You will be thankful to have a place of refuge when the evil ones will be killing Christians. You will also have to calm down the people when they first come to your refuge, because they will be scared by the evil ones. There will be some people who will be martyred, but do not be afraid because I will lessen their pain. I love all of My children, and I will help you get by this tribulation so you can be rewarded in My Era of Peace.”
THE HOLY MOTHER’S PROMISE:
Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, has indicated to me, a soul, this Maternal Promise of Her Immaculate Heart:
Any child of God who dies by Christian martyrdom will receive the special grace of the Blessed Mother’s Presence in their final moments. This special grace may manifest in any number of different spiritual ways: a vision, a certainty of Her nearby Maternal Presence, a fortitude in his soul, a holding of his hand, a tender embrace, etc., but there will be no doubt of Her visitation for Her beloved child whom She will personally escort to Her Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in Heaven.
BEING FED TO THE LIONS
Now, I have shared this personal story once before on my blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls, but I want to share it again, because it is an example of both redemptive suffering in Our Lord and how Our Lord will not test us beyond our endurance—that He will truly lessen the pain of our sufferings if we trust in Him by undergoing martyrdom for the sake of His Holy Name. My hope is that by sharing this story that it will give people true hope in whatever the future lies ahead for them.
Back in April 2017, I wrote an important Easter commentary about my encounter with Saint Gabriel Archangel in January 2017 and how he revealed to me what the Miracle and Sign of Garabandal are and the unfolding of the Divine Plan as it relates to Fatima, Garabandal, and Medjugorje. And well, writing this commentary enraged satan and I believe that satan asked God special permission to attack me which God permitted as a test of my faith, but also as penance for sin—my own and possibly for others.
And so, two days after Easter, satan and his devils attacked me one night in four separate episodes—each episode being progressively worse than the prior one. And when I mean that satan and his devils attacked me, let me clarify this. Normally, when I experience heightened spiritual warfare, it takes place either on a purely spiritual level, either in my sleeping state, or while I am awake—the attack takes place internally in my soul, but not in my physical body. However, during this particular night, satan was permitted to also attack me physically—he has done this to me before, but these types of attacks are very rare and have been related in the past to the grave sin of abortion / infanticide taking place somewhere in the world.
And well, on this occasion, God permitted satan to attack me four separate times physically and spiritually in one night—with each attack escalating in intensity. I was being beaten, clawed at, burnt, whipped, stabbed, etc., by satan and his devils. The worse sensation was the electrically-charged whips—it felt like I was being struck by lightening bolts, which would make me tingle in increasing pain all over. The hardest challenge while I was being attacked, was that I could not see my attackers—satan and his devils—so, I could not anticipate and prepare myself physically and spiritually when they would strike me or hit me again. And because of this, satan was trying to make me afraid of him, because he controlled when I would be attacked next and the method how, because sometimes, the anticipation of pain is worse than the pain itself.
Then, after three separate episodes of increasing pain, something very unique happened. I will never forget the fourth and final attack. I experienced an unknown suffering of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, at the Crucifixion. A type of suffering never recorded in history and a type of suffering that I have never heard of being experienced by any saint or holy person before.
satan ate me alive.
I felt the physical sensations of being eaten alive. But, they were enhanced spiritually, because the sensations were in a never-ending loop. I felt my skull and brain being repeatedly crushed and my tongue being partially chewed over and over again.
The pain of being eaten alive was truly horrific—beyond most any other type of physical and spiritual pain that I have ever suffered. In my experience, the only pain that I have ever suffered that is worse than being eaten alive was the one time when I experienced the deprivation (loss) of God in my soul—three days and nights of the pain of Purgatory. Which I share with readers, that if I had the choice to go to Purgatory or the extreme pain of martyrdom, I would easily choose martyrdom—no matter the method. But, I digress…
Now, this is the most incredible part of the experience that I had at the hands of satan. Despite the horrendous pain in my physical body and in my soul at the act of being repeatedly eaten alive, truly, my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, my spirit wanted to soar and sing and praise God. I am not joking. All I could do and all I wanted to do in my spirit was worship God with all my heart and every part of my being. It is hard to explain, but I had tremendous peace at the concurrent time within me. And truly, my dear brothers and sisters, if God desired satan to eat me alive continually until the Second Coming of Christ, I would have been content praising Him all the remaining days of my life as I was that night at the hands of satan.
As this fourth attack episode was happening to me, I was reminded of how in Sacred Scripture, the Book of Acts, Saints Peter and Paul were severely flogged and yet, all they wanted to do was sing praises to God for suffering disgrace in the Holy Name of Jesus. And how the early Apostles would suffer in chains in prison while singing such sweet songs of praise to God that during the night, they would convert fellow prisoners to the cause of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, by their life witness.
Here, satan was eating me alive and all I wanted to do was sing to God for thanking Him to count me worthy to experience an unknown suffering of the Crucifixion.
Yes, I know that all that I have shared is odd to hear, but it is the truth. Then, finally, daylight came, and the terrible night was over. satan and his devils left; and I learned a year later, one of the reasons that God permitted this event to happen in my life—it was to reveal to me the horrors of the coming Apocalypse and War of Armageddon—which Saint Gabriel Archangel had revealed to me back in January 2017 consisted of a world-wide attack of demonic aliens against mankind on Earth. The purpose of which is also to prepare mankind for the coming challenges ahead under the reign of the antichrist.
And so, the reason that I shared this story with you all in this commentary is to reiterate two essential points—one, if it happens and you are chosen to suffer for Our Lord, Jesus Christ, please know that you will never be tested beyond your endurance. God Is Faithful to those who love Him with their whole hearts. And secondly, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, has promised Himself numerous times that He will lessen our pain if we suffer martyrdom for the sake of Him. My personal story illustrates how God can and will do this for His chosen ones.
One of my dear friends who was a great prayer warrior for me and has since gone to the Lord in Heaven, once said to me after reading the original story of this attack, “I always wondered what it was like being fed to the lions…”
So, now, you know, dear brothers and sisters in Christ… Now, you know…
Jesus loves you.
LOVING WITH THE HEART OF GOD
Two thousand years ago, when Our Lord, Jesus Christ, walked the Earth, He told us that we need to love our enemies. This is a very important concept to understand. The only reason that hell exists is because God Is Love and He never destroys life. God loves all the lost souls and devils in hell, including satan, but He respects their free-will decision to hate Him for eternity. God Is Love and never stops loving the damned souls and devils, including satan.
And so, one night, I had a very special dream experience. I was dragged to a place like hell by satan and was surrounded by him and his demons, who all looked like vampires. satan kept tempting me to abandon my love for God. he tried to convince me that I would be in hell for eternity to see if I would continue to love God even if I was eternally separated from Him. I continued to love God.
Then, satan took the form of my mother and told me that all of mankind left on Earth were now damned in hell, and tempted me to abandon my love for God by knowing that my mother and all my loved ones were in hell. I continued to love God.
I looked at satan and all the devils and told him, that I love you satan. I know that you do not understand the love of God, but you were given the chance to love Him and you chose wrongly. But, I forgive you for doing all the harm you have done against me and mankind and God, and I love you satan, for the angel you could have been in God.
Upon saying those words, satan became infuriated at his humiliation before all the demons and he literally yelled me out of hell. By the strength of his fury, I rapidly flew backwards above the heads of all the devils and flung back to the surface of the Earth into my physical body.
Then, I woke up, and the lines of reality and dreams were blurred for me. satan was using his extraordinary angelic powers to confuse my mind and reality, and all I could do, is say over and over, I love Papa God and His Divine Will for me, whatever it is.
That was the only thing that I could do, was continue to love. My intellect was no help, as my mind was so twisted by satan’s supernatural powers.
The only answer was to continue to love God’s Will for me. To be accepting of whatever would happen to me regardless of the consequences, including the loss of my mind.
I cannot emphasize enough how much physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual stresses were upon me while this trial was taking place before satan. I was bereft of any love of God for me. satan was tempting me to abandon all hope in God that I would ever recover from this dire situation. I had to focus all my being—all my energies and will power—in staying within the present moment and not worrying about what might happen to me in the next moment, because that might lead myself into despair. I truly felt like I was dying. It was the ultimate test for me of how much I trusted in God.
Finally, after repeating over and over several times, I love Papa’s Will for me, the test was won in the present moment, and satan left. My sanity was restored and reality turned back to normal.
There is a very special message in Locutions To The World, that I have written about and must be studied by mankind for all time. The message was given by the Blessed Mother on July 24, 2013, and it explains how Jesus and Mary defeated satan at the final moment on the Cross. I believe that Papa God desires that all of mankind love Him in a similar way that Jesus and Mary loved Him in the final moment of the Cross. The total abandonment (surrender) to God—obedience to His Divine Will—during the total absence of any consolation from Papa of His Divine Love for us all.
It is the perseverance of hope in the face of the complete darkness of hell that the Divine Light will come in the end despite having any cognition of the time for Its arrival.
This is not about praying for the salvation of our enemies, for they will have already made the ultimate decision for eternal separation from God. Rather, this is about the call to a higher state of Unitive Love in God and loving all our enemies for the sake of loving completely the Divine Will of God. Obedience unto death for its greater glory of honoring and loving God for the purpose of Creation.
It is important to note that demon incarnates, such as the antichrist and the giants, and other creatures of hell are not created directly by the Holy Hand of God like the fallen angels (satan and his devils) and fallen mankind (lost souls). So, such creatures of hell are totally subject to only God’s wrath and not loved by God in the same way eternally that the fallen angels and lost souls are in hell. Yet, the creation of such creatures of hell have been permitted as part of the Divine Plan. Thus, we are called to even love them but with the Divine Heart of God as being permitted for the ultimate greater glory of God’s Creation and sanctification of God’s holy children through suffering and martyrdom. Because Our Lord, Jesus Christ, by His Holy Passion and His Holy Death, elevated all human suffering and all human death to a greater holy state of being redemptive in the Divine Plan according to the Divine Will—when offered in Divine Union with Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to Our Eternal Father—Papa God.
And so, in the end, this becomes about loving God so completely as to make up for the lack of any eternal love from the damned in hell and honoring God’s Holy Decision for all of Creation.
Lord, let me love You with the love that You deserve from all those who do not love You and for Your Divine Will for Creation. Amen.
THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE
BOOK OF REVELATION
Chapter 20, Verse 4
Then I saw thrones; those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image nor had accepted its mark on their foreheads or hands. They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Whether you are safe at a refuge during the Great Tribulation; or, chosen to suffer and be martyred for the Most Holy Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, I want each of you to know how much Our Lord and Our Lady incredibly love and cherish each of you. Every person—every human soul—is infinitely treasured by Our Good and Holy Triune God.
Whatever the circumstances that are presented to you in life, please know that Our Lord Is Ever-Faithful and Ever-Loving and He will save and deliver you from whatever suffering you may face if you stay faithful and love Him back. Do not be afraid of the future and do not be afraid if you are called to martyrdom for His sake.
Jesus tenderly loves you—please know this truth in the depths of your heart and your soul. Our Lord will never test you beyond your endurance. Remain faithful always to Him and you shall inherit everlasting life in the Divine Kingdom of Heaven. That is an Eternal Promise that Jesus will certainly keep for you!
May you be blessed always in the United Hearts of the Most Holy Trinity and the Immaculate Heart of Our Blessed Mother, Mary!
I love you,
PROPHET JOHN LEARY
Monday, October 12, 2015
“My people, I have loved all of you all the time at every moment, and I will continue to love you, even in your soul after your death. I loved you when I created your soul and body in your mother’s womb. I love you every moment of every day of your life. I love you now, and I will love you forever. This eternal flame represents My eternal love for everyone, even those people who reject Me. In response to My love, I desire in your human possible way to show Me your love in every moment in your prayers, in your good deeds, in your Holy Communions, and in all of your moments that you adore Me. Remember what I told Martha about her sister Mary. Mary stayed by Me to listen to My words, and she adored Me. I told Martha that Mary has chosen the better part of loving Me, and it shall not be taken away from her. My people, if you focused on loving Me every moment, the devil could never get you to sin. Even if you said: ‘Jesus, I love you.’ all the time during the day, you would please Me greatly. When you love your wife or husband, you are constantly showing your love by being with your spouse, and caring for each other’s needs. In a similar way, I want you to imitate My love for others, and tell Me how much you love Me. Remember that in heaven there is only love and peace. So when you love Me and love your neighbor as yourself, you are preparing yourself for an eternity of love with Me in heaven.”
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HOLY LOVE MINISTRIES
May 8, 2000
“I am your Jesus, born Incarnate. My child, you have yet to understand the magnitude of these Messages. The Chambers of Divine Love have been torn open to reveal the innermost secrets of My Sacred Heart. The only measure that soothes this wounded Heart of Love is reciprocal love. Thus, when you show love for Me by surrendering to the Divine Will, I am soothed.”
“Understand that My Love for each soul never changes. Even when the soul chooses evil, I still love him as the day I created him. Even when the soul condemns himself for all eternity to the fires of hell, I still love him. Knowing this and understanding the Chambers of My Heart should turn any soul away from evil to salvation. My Love should suffice.”
October 18, 2005
St. Thomas Aquinas comes and says:
“Praise be to Jesus.”
“I am going to put this spirituality into terms you will understand. Say a chef is making a cake. The chef represents the free-will since he decides what goes into the cake. The ingredients of the cake are the various virtues that the soul accepts or rejects. The flavor of the cake would be the spirit of the person, because it is the sum total of all the ingredients the chef chooses to use.”
“Now, when the soul decides with his free-will to become a martyr of love, he is surrendering everything–all the ‘ingredients’ to Holy Love–to the Immaculate Heart. In other words, he empties the bowl of all that goes together to make the delicious cake, and asks the Lord to make it into a cake of ‘love’ in whatever way he chooses. So, you see, even the spirit must be surrendered in order to be a true martyr of love.”
“Do you understand this now?”
St. Thomas: “Ponder it. You don’t have to understand for it to be so.”
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LOCUTIONS TO THE WORLD
“Explaining Jesus’ Defeat of Satan”
July 24, 2013
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
“I want to explain the great mysteries of suffering and death. The heavenly Father so loved the first human persons he created that he gave them special gifts, called preternatural. By these powers, they could not suffer or die.”
“Satan was filled with jealousy and rage because lowly human persons enjoyed these special divine protections. He conceived his plan to bring those first persons away from their very special condition and to bring them into his seduction, filled with sufferings.”
“As these human persons, deceived by Satan’s lies, followed his promptings, they, too, were plunged into his sufferings. These preternatural gifts were lost. This is now the permanent state of the human race. Every person born into the world is subjected to Satan’s sufferings and to death. I will speak now of my own Son’s sufferings and death.”
“During his lifetime, Jesus frequently destroyed human sufferings by his healing actions. For some people, he even reversed the power of death. However, all of these were just partial victories. Satan’s kingdom was still safe in the center of his stronghold.”
“Jesus’ final and complete victory began in the Garden of Gethsemane. There, he asked his heavenly Father if it were possible to avoid the Way of the Cross. The Father explained that Jesus had to reach the very stronghold of Satan. Every king, (even Satan) protects his stronghold with guards and gates. As Jesus accepted this task from the Father, namely to invade Satan’s central stronghold and engage him in combat, his suffering began. The soldiers, led by Judas, came to arrest him.”
Getting to the Stronghold
“The scourging, the crowning of thorns, the various trials before the Sanhedrin and Pilate, and even the way of the cross were just the preliminary obstacles that Jesus had to go through to reach the central stronghold.”
“Only as he was lifted up on the cross, did the mortal combat begin. I was there, not merely as a witness, but to engage in the battle with Jesus. That is why I am the co-redemptrix of the human race.”
“How great was that battle – back and forth. One part would be conquered and then a greater Satanic response would be released. Jesus’ sufferings continued to escalate as he entered deeper and deeper into the Satanic stronghold. By his fidelity and my cooperation, we finally reached the center of Satan’s kingdom.”
Standing Before Satan’s Throne
“We were together, our hearts locked together by the greatest human and divine love that has ever existed. Satan did not just confront his Creator but a creature, whom he so much despised.”
“He was surprised that we had penetrated into his great secrecy. He saw his own folly in stirring up the Jewish leaders and in leading Pilate to condemn Jesus. He, by his foolishness, had allowed us to arrive for this mortal combat.”
Satan’s Futile Attempt
“Totally dedicated to evil, he again used his great deceptions. He even repeated the temptations in the desert, offering Jesus once more all the kingdoms of the Earth. Over these temptations, Jesus had already won his victories. He offered to lessen my sufferings and to make my way easy and light, but I rejected his false offers. I would always be the suffering Mother to bring forth my children.”
His Final Tactic
“Then came the final moment, the ultimate struggle, evidenced by Jesus’ words, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” In his cleverness, he covered over the light that Jesus had always enjoyed. From the first moment of his conception, Jesus knew that he was the Beloved Son of God. Frequently, as at his Baptism and Transfiguration, the Father had assured Jesus of these special prerogatives. Even in the garden, Jesus knew that he was the Beloved Son.”
“Now, that light was covered over. The Father did not hide himself but Satan, by his great intellect, saw how to cover over the Father’s face.”
The Victory of Mutual Love
“This was darkness, for both Jesus and myself. We had only each other. The darkness was complete and total. Our love for each other was the only light that we enjoyed and we remained embraced in our mutual love until the end. At the end, there seemed to be no faith, nor even hope. Especially, there seemed to be not even love for the Father. All that we knew is that we loved one another. Together, we redeemed the human race. Jesus and I destroyed Satan in the very heart of his stronghold. His kingdom was divided and would not stand.”
“Today, he still roams the Earth looking for those whom he would devour. However, he knows that his days are numbered and that, at the end of time, he will be cast forever into hell, never to have access to the saints. His kingdom is condemned forever.”
“I needed to teach this all at once. There is much more to say.”
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NOTEBOOKS FOR 1944
As dictated to servant, Maria Valtorta
[May 19, 1944]1
“How sweet it is to communicate this Our thought with one who is loved! Its lights offered as gems to those most dear! It is the love of love: the purest, the choicest.
I want to give you all My Thought. To make you understand the Thought hidden in the Word. It is as if I took you and put you in My Mind and made you know the treasures enclosed in It. So as to make you always more like Me and therefore more pleasing to My Father and yours.
In the Gospel of John, perfect possessor of the Thought of the Word of God made Flesh, of the thought of his Jesus, Master and Friend, there is said the phrase: ‘Now He said this to signify with what death he would have rendered glory to God.’2
With what death he would have rendered glory to God. Sons! All deaths are glory rendered to God when they are accepted and undergone with holiness. Far be from you even the holy envy of this or that death. And far the human measuring of this or that death’s value. Death is a will of God that is accomplished. Even if its executor is a ferocious man who makes himself arbiter of another’s destiny, and by his adherence to Satan becomes the latter’s instrument to torment his fellow men and be their assassin – cursed by Me. Yet death is always the last obedience to God Who has threatened man with death for his sin.3
You all know [about] so many Indulgences,4 and there are tiny souls (not little: tiny) who, constrained and wrapped up in the practices of their religion like a mummy amid the darkness of a subterranean tomb, make out their daily sum of how many days of Indulgences they acquire with this or that prayer. The Indulgences are there, it is true, so that you may benefit from them in the future life. But put light, put wings to your soul and your religion. They are heavenly things. Do not make slaves of them, captive in a dark prison. Light, light, wings, wings, raise yourselves! Love! Pray from love, be good out of love, live from love.
There are two Indulgences that are the greatest: Plenary Indulgences. And they come from God, from Me, eternal Pontiff. That of Love which covers a multitude of sins. It destroys them in its fire. One who loves with all his strength consumes from moment to moment his human imperfections. One who loves commits no more imperfections. The second Plenary Indulgence, given by God, is that of a resigned death – whatever kind it may be – of a willing death so as to perform the last obedience to God.
Death is always a Calvary. Great or small, it is always Calvary. And it is always ‘great’ even if in appearance it has nothing that makes it seem such, because it is proportioned by God to the strength of each one (I speak here of My children, not of those who are Satan’s), it is proportioned to [each one’s] strength which God increases to the measure of the death which is the destiny of His creature; and it is great because, if it is accomplished in a holy manner, it assumes the greatness of that which is holy. Every holy death, then, is glory rendered to God.
How beautiful it is to see the rose open on its stem! Look: it is closed up like a ruby in its emerald setting, but the folds of the setting unfold and, like a mouth that opens in a smile, the purple petals unlock. It responds with its own silken smile to the kiss from the sun. It opens itself. It is a halo of living velvet around the gold of the pistils. With its color and its fragrance it sings the glory of Him Who created it. And then at evening it bends itself wearily and dies with a more lively fragrance, which is its last praise to the Lord.
How beautiful it is to hear in the woods, at evening, the chorus of the birds. Before putting themselves to rest, they sing with all the trills of their throats the prayer of praise to the Father Who nourished them! [Then] it seems like the choir falls away; but there is always the most enamored [bird] that throws out a new trill and incites the others to follow him, since the sun has not yet fallen, and the light is such a beautiful thing that they should bid it farewell so that it may love them and return in the morning, when the good God again allows a scattered seed on the ground to be seen, a lost gnat, or a little tuft of wool to be carried to the little ones, or to give to a little throat what the good Lord feeds [them]. And the chorus continues until the light dies and these grateful [ones] gather themselves on a branch, little balls of warmth that still give a chirp under their feathers in order to say: ‘Thank you, O my Creator.’
The death of the just is like that of the rose, it is like the sleep of the bird. Sweet, beautiful, pleasing to the Lord. In the arena of a circus or in the darkness of a prison, amid the affection of relatives or in the solitude of one who has no one [near], swift or slow with torments, death is always, always, always glory rendered to God.
Accept it with peace. Desire it with peace. Accomplish it with peace. Let My peace remain in you even in this trial, in this desire, in this consummation. Have My peace already in you, even now, and for this last thing. Think that the bloody death of an Agatha is no different for Me than that of a Liduina, and that of a Therese Martin from that of a Dominic of Guzman, that of a Thomas More from that of a Contardo Ferrini.5
He who does the Will of My Father, I said, is blessed. Blessed, I said, and My brother and sister and mother.6 This I said. Because I rendered glory to God My Father by doing His Will in My life and death. Imitate, then, your Master and I will call you: ‘My brothers, My sisters’.”
- Maria Valtorta, I Quaderni del 1944 [“Notebooks for 1944”] (Edizioni Pisani / Centro Editoriale Valtortiano srl, Via Po 95, 03036 Isola del Liri (FR), Italia,1985), 274-276.
- John 21:19. (These words were spoken about Peter.)
- Genesis 3:17-19.
- “Indulgences”: Remissions in whole (Plenary) or part (Partial) of the temporal punishment or reparation due for past sins to be worked out either in this life or in the Afterlife in Purgatory. Partial or Plenary Indulgences are granted to individuals by the Church for prayers or actions performed, and are drawn from Her vast treasury of the infinite merits of Christ and His saints and martyrs. These remarks were possibly occasioned by Valtorta’s tendency (according to her editor, Pisani) to meticulously keep count of days of Indulgences she earned.
- St. Agatha (lived in the 3rd century) died as a martyr; and St. Liduina (1380-1433) died as a sick woman. Therese Martin St. Therese of the Child Jesus (1873-1897) died wasted away in a cloister; and St. Dominic (1175-1221), the founder of the [Dominican] friars preachers died worn out from the fatigues of his travels. St. Thomas More (1118-1170) died assassinated; and the Bl. Contardo Ferrini (1859-1902) died from typhus.
- Matthew 12:46-50.