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What are our Arms against the Fears and Anxieties of the our Present Life & Times?

The great saint, St. Catherine of Siena, shows that our greatest weapon against the fears and anxieties of the our present life and times are the gifts of Jesus Christ of Faith, Hope and Charity (Love):

"His most glorious Virgin Mother appeared with the most blessed St. John the Evangelist, the glorious Apostle Paul, St. Dominic (the founder of the Order) and the prophet David with his harp. While David played sweet strains on the harp the Mother of God took Catherine’s hand in her own most holy hand and presenting her to her Son courteously asked Him to marry her to Himself in faith."

"The Son of God, graciously agreeing, held out a gold ring with four pearls set in a circle in it and a wonderful diamond in the middle and with His most holy right hand and He slipped it on to the virgin’s second finger, saying,  

'There! I marry you to me in faith, to me, your Creator and [Savior]. Keep this faith unspotted until you come to me in heaven and celebrate the marriage that has no end. From this time forward, daughter, act firmly and decisively in everything that in my Providence I shall ask you to do. Armed as you are with the strength of faith, you will overcome all your enemies and be happy.'” (THE LIFE OF ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, By her Spiritual Director Blessed Raymond of Capua, Page 81-82, THE MYSTICAL MARRIAGE)  

Also, St. Catherine of Siena, said by praying for the grace of loving God above everything including ourselves and loving our sons and daughters as well as our neighbor (friend or enemy) for the love of God and thereby desiring their salvation we can overcome fear with love. 

If you are fearful and in darkness, remember that Jesus, the saints and angels are in this battle with you. 

I know St. Catherine is praying for you to have light and peace in whatever darkness you may be in. 

She is praying for you as she prayed for Niccolo in his darkness and fear of death as recorded in this letter to her confessor Dominican Fra. Raymond of Capua:

"In the name of Jesus Christ crucified and gentle Mary."

"Most beloved father and dearest son in Jesus Christ." 

"... I took him to Mass and he received Holy Communion, which he had never done before... He kept saying: 'Stay with me and don't leave me; then I will be fine, and shall die content.' He leaned his head on my breast and I sensed tremendous joy and the fragrance of  his blood, not separate from the fragrance of my own blood which I hope to shed for gentle Jesus, my bridegroom. As my own desire increased, and I felt his fear, I said: 'Courage, my dear brother; we shall both soon be at the wedding-feast. You will go there bathed in the sweet blood of God's Son, and in the sweet name of Jesus. Never forget this, I shall be waiting for you at the execution.' Imagine this my father and son: his heart lost all its fear." 

"... I waited for him at the place of execution, and as I waited, I kept praying in the presence of Mary and Catherine, virgin and martyr. Before he arrived, I lay down and stretched my neck on the block, and begged Mary for the grace I wanted, namely, that I might give him light and peace at the moment of death, and then see him reach his goal."

"... Then he arrived, like a meek lamb, and began to smile. He asked me to make the sign of the cross over him, so I blessed him and said: 'Down to the wedding-feast, my gentle brother. You will soon be in everlasting life.' He prostrated with great meekness, and I stretched out his neck and bent down to him, reminding him of the blood of the Lamb. His lips kept murmuring only 'Jesus' and 'Catherine,' and he was murmuring when I received his head into my hands... Then I saw the God-man, as one sees the radiance of the sun. He stood ready to receive [Niccolo's] blood into his own."

"... When he [Niccolo] was at rest, my soul rested in peace and quiet, so aware of the fragrance of blood that I could not remove the blood which had splashed onto me. Alas, wretch that I am, I can say no more. With great envy, I saw myself left behind." (Letter 273; XXXI)

Francis Notes:

- Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church in such a situation:

"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)


Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
[https://archive.org/stream/SilveiraImplicationsOfNewMissaeAndHereticPopes/Silveira%20Implications%20of%20New%20Missae%20and%20Heretic%20Popes_djvu.txt]

- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html

- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html

 -  LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:

The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"

-  On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:

"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."

- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:

"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.

Election Notes:  

- Intel Cryptanalyst-Mathematician on Biden Steal: "212Million Registered Voters & 66.2% Voting,140.344 M Voted...Trump got 74 M, that leaves only 66.344 M for Biden" [http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/intel-cryptanalyst-mathematician-on.html?m=1]

- Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times "Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003": http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html

- Tucker Carlson's Conservatism Inc. Biden Steal Betrayal is explained by “One of the Greatest Columns ever Written" according to Rush: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/tucker-carlsons-conservatism-inc-biden.html?m=1
 
- Is the DC Capitol Incident Comparable to the Nazi Reichstag Fire Incident where the German People Lost their Civil Liberties?: http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2021/01/is-dc-capital-incident-comparable-to.html

Pray an Our Father now for the grace to know God's Will and to do it.

Pray an Our Father now for America.
 
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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