I think not
is NOT a “Happy” new year.
It is the inauguration of greater suffering, trial, testing, and confirming
in Holy Mother Church.
She has been thrown to Her knees — and those who will scourge Her most
cruelly are in Her very bosom; those who profane Her remorselessly will
be those who have taken Holy Orders, Vows, and Promises that they will
mock by what they say and what they do — and fail to do! It is likely
a year of great, great apostasy …
Do not seek solace in anointing these days “The Purification of
the Church” — for to be purified is to be submitted to fire
— fire that cleanses all the putrefaction and purulence that infects,
corrupts, and disfigures the Body of Christ — which is His Church.
She will be lacerated and afflicted — agony will be
Her daily bread, and the most bitter draught the wine of Her affliction
“by these stripes She will
The suffering to come we cannot imagine
any more than the beauty to be revealed beyond it.
Miserere, Domine. Miserere!
Boston Catholic Journal
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