----------------------------------- Legion of Victim Souls
---------- Maria Concepcion Zuniga Lopez -- Legion of Victim Souls
. . . . . . St. Therese of Lisieux wrote: "I entreat thee to choose, in this world, a legion of little victims." Her weakness was not an obstacle: "I am but a weak and helpless child, yet it is my very weakness that makes me dare to offer myself, O Jesus, as victim to Thy love." (Autobiography, p. 100). "In olden days pure and spotless holocausts alone were acceptable to the omnipotent God. But the law of fear has given place to the law of love, and Love has chosen me, a weak and imperfect creature, as its victim. Is not such a choice worthy of God's Love? Yes. In order that Love may be fully satisfied, it must stoop even unto nothingness." (Autobiog., p. 100). "I am too little for great things, and my folly it is to hope that Thy Love accepts me as VICTIM; my folly it is to count on the aid of Angels and Saints, in order that I may fly unto Thee with Thine own wings, O my Divine Eagle!" (Autobiog., p. 201). "In the year 1895, I received the grace to understand how much Jesus desires to be loved. ... I think that if my Divine Master should find souls offering themselves as victims of holocaust to His Love, He would consume them rapidly; He would be well pleased to suffer the flames of infinite tenderness to escape that are imprisoned in His Heart." (Autobiography, p. 72) After St. Therese's death, her desires were granted.
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--------- "Pray, pray a great deal, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell,
---------- because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them."
--------------- The Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: August 19, 1917
A Time of Grave Crisis
Times are changing. The whole world is facing potential disaster, and short of divine intervention, we can see no hope, either for this country, nor for the other countries of the world.
At the present time humanity is engulfed by evils of every description: the silent apostasy of whole continents of former Christendom due to the loss of the Faith, unjust wars, murder of the unborn, economic injustice causing famine and pestilence, widespread divorce and immorality, malfeasance among some church leaders, and increasing persecution and weakening of the Church.
The most Blessed Virgin Mary appeared at Fatima in 1917 and told us that she was the only hope for overcoming the evils of our times, and of avoiding the approaching punishments that we, sinful humanity, so justly deserve. We cannot overcome these evils on our own.
How the Battle Will Be Won
The most blessed Mary was the woman predicted in Scripture (Gen. 3:15), who was to crush the serpent's head, who is a murderer and liar from the beginning. She was the woman addressed by Jesus from the cross, left to us as His last will and testament as our mother (John 19:27). And she was the same woman clothed with the sun in the 12th chapter of the Apocalypse, who was also seen at Fatima clothed with the sun.
At Fatima she said that men must cease offending God and do penance. Up to now, the majority has not paid attention to her request, and they persist in their mortal sins. She also solicited prayers and sacrifices for souls, because many go to perdition and eternal condemnation, because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them. With these words she was reminding us of the dogma of the communion of saints, that some members of the church can help others by their prayers, sacrifices, and reparation. "We, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another." (Rom. 12:5) She entreated the three seers of Fatima to offer themselves to suffer, and they responded, offering themselves in expiation. One of them, merely a child, attained heroism in suffering. Through these simple souls she is speaking to all of us, to submit to the will of Her Son, and to offer ourselves in reparation.
Fatima is our one hope, our only hope and our last hope, for peace and salvation. If we do not pay attention to her request for prayer and sacrifices to save souls from hell, there is no hope of victory.
The Blessed Virgin Mary Appeals for Reparation
A Plea For Reparation
On June 13, 1917 the light from blessed Mary's hands fell on the children, and when She opened Her hands, the children could see the Immaculate Heart of Mary circled with thorns. They recognized that these thorns represented the sins of men, that they offended Our Lady very much, and Our Lady was looking for reparation to console Her.
In Portugal, in France, in Mexico and in other countries, Christ and His Mother have appeared to souls and requested them to offer themselves in reparation for sin. Through these souls He and His Mother are speaking to us. The only hope for the salvation of the world is to submit to Mary's requests, as manifested at Fatima, Portugal, and elsewhere.
Do you think that God might be asking you to do something extra for him, in order to acknowledge this heavenly request? Please take this possibility into consideration, before making a decision. We are all part of one body, the church, and the salvation of a soul might depend partly upon your own actions. "The eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of you; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you." (1 Cor. 12:21). Mary requested the seers of Fatima to offer themselves in reparation. Do you think she might be making the same request to you?
How can we honor Mary and Her Son, unless we pay attention to what they said, and submit to their desires and petitions?
Sometimes it is difficult to submit to God's will. In order to obey and submit to the Father's will, Christ sweat blood in the garden of Gethsemani. He will give us sufficient grace to do what he requests. "My grace is sufficient for you." (2 Cor. 12:9) He does not want us to be discouraged, even when we have to carry a cross. The result of submitting to God's will and suffering with Christ, will be a magnificent triumph, a victory that Mary herself promised us at Fatima in 1917.
The most blessed Mary promised that Russia would be saved, that the Russian Orthodox Church and all Russians of goodwill, would be brought miraculously and swiftly into complete unity of faith with the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, and that Russia would be made a vessel of divine election and of the fruitful spreading and implementation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in her own territory, and throughout the other nations.
At Fatima the Queen of Heaven, the Mother of God, promised a period of peace, justice, prosperity, and the inestimable blessings of faith, hope and charity, for the entire world.
The Queen of Heaven, the Mother of God, promised a converted, Catholic Russia, the end of war; no more innocent blood needlessly spilled; the salvation of many souls that might otherwise be lost in Satan's perpetual battle against Our Lady and Her children. The most blessed Mary promised a new springtime for humanity, and the blossoming of a genuine civilization of love, based on love for herself and Her Son. She promised the re-organization of Russian society on Catholic principles, and other nations following Russia's lead, until the world witnesses the rebirth of Christendom.
The fulfillment of these marvelous promises depends partly upon our cooperation. Therefore we request you to please take these eternal truths into consideration, in case God is calling you to collaborate with him, in offering reparation and atonement. Thereby you will obtain your own salvation, the salvation of the souls you love, spiritual blessings for the entire world, and the fulfillment of the wonderful promises made at Fatima in 1917.
"Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that hate him flee from before his face.
And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: and be delighted with gladness.
Behold he will give to his voice the voice of power: his magnificence, and his power is in the clouds.
God is wonderful in his saints: the God of Israel is he who will give power and strength to his people." Psalm 67
If you wish to see these marvelous words come to pass, please try to do something today.
"Why do you fear to take up the cross, when through it you can win a kingdom?
In the cross is salvation,
in the cross is life,
in the cross is protection from enemies."
Imitation of Christ, Bk. 2, Ch. 12
---- "If you meet Me, you meet the Cross, and when you find the Cross, it is I whom you have found. ..... My Cross is the door of true life, that is why it is illuminated. And the soul that knows how to accept and love it, just as I have chosen it for her, will enter by it into the glory of life eternal.
Do you now understand how precious the Cross is? Do not shun it. Love it, for it comes from Me, and I shall never leave you without the
strength to bear it. I bore it for love of you, will you not bear it for love of Me?"
--- Words of Christ to Josefa Menendez: May 20, 1923. Poitiers, France. WDL-328.
Questions and Answers about Sacrifice
Hereby we perceive the love of God, because he laid down his life for us:
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St. Therese of Lisieux: She requested Christ for a legion of little victims.
Question: If Christ died on the cross for everyone, why are victims necessary?
Our Lord does not suffer alone on the Cross; He suffers with us.
That is why He united the sacrifice of the thief with His own. It
is this St. Paul means when he says that we should fill up those
things that are wanting to the sufferings of Christ. This does not
mean our Lord on the cross did not suffer all He could. It means
rather that the physical, historical Christ suffered all He could
in His own human nature, but that the Mystical Christ, which is
Christ and us, has not suffered to our fullness. All the other
good thieves in the history of the world have not yet admitted
their wrong and pleaded for remembrances. Our Lord is now in
heaven. He therefore can suffer no more in His human nature, but He
can suffer more in our human natures.
So He reaches out to other human natures, to yours and mine, and
asks us to do as the thief did, namely, to incorporate ourselves
to Him on the Cross, that sharing in His Crucifixion we might also
share in His Resurrection, and that made partakers of His Cross, we
might also be made partakers of His glory in heaven.
by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., Litt.D. "Calvary and the Mass"
O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
For his mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and for ever, world without end. Amen.
"Thy testimonies are justice for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live."
"Thy justifications I will never forget: for by them thou hast given me life."
-- Psalm 118:144, 93
The Four Last Things
"The active study of the four last things
and the deep consideration of them,
is the thing that will keep you from sin."
--Sir Thomas More
The Four Last Things
A Treatise by Sir Thomas More
Let us hear, then, what wholesome receipt this is.
"Remember," says this prescription, "thy last things, and thou shalt never sin in this world."
Here is first a short medicine containing only four herbs, common and well known,
that is to wit, death, doom, pain, and joy.
This short medicine is of a marvelous force,
able to keep us all our life from sin.
Eternal Life, Where the Narrow Road Leads (Stephen Foglein)
Destruction, Where the Broad Way Leads (Stephen Foglein)
"Let my soul die the death of the just,
and my last end be like to them." -- Numbers 23, 10
A Prayer by Thomas More
by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
A serious theological treatise on the Four Last Things
--but purposely written for the average reader.
Calling on Scripture and Church tradition, Rev. Garrigou-Lagrange weaves
a profoundly enlightening study of 32 considerations
relative to man's final destiny.
The Dogma of Hell, Illustrated by Facts Taken from Profane and Sacred History
Rev. F.X. Schouppe, S.J.
Copyright 1883, by P.V. Hickey,
and first published in 1883, by Hickey & Co., Barclay Street, New York.
1. The Dogma of Hell
2. The Manifestations of Hell
3. Apparitions of the Damned
4. The Denial of Hell is Foolish Bravado
5. The Awaking of the Ungodly Soul in Hell
6. Truth of Hell
7. Pains of Hell
8. A Salutary Fear of Hell
9. The Thought of Hell
Appendix 1. Sister Josefa Menendez' Description of Hell
Appendix 2. The Children of Fatima See Hell
Appendix 3. The Parable of Dives and Lazarus with a Commentary
Following His Footsteps, by Anselmo del Alamo:
Chapter 22: The Last Things
Paradise is the glorious reign of Heaven; there it is where resides the great recompense, that the eye of man has not seen, nor his ear heard, nor his intellect ever suspected. It is the dwelling of eternal joy, of complete and eternal exultation. It is there where resounds the canticle of jubilee, and the sweet singing of the Alleluia. It is there where is forever heard the ineffable melody of the canticles and of the instruments, and where the feast of eternity is celebrated. It is there where all the saints praise God without fatigue for the ages of the ages. It is there where abound all riches and all delights. --- Venerable Louis Blosius
Descent of Christ into Hell