Friday, December 10, 2010

Peshtigo: A Harbinger of the coming chastisement?

The greatest forest fire in United States history, the Peshtigo fire, has been described as a "tornado of fire."  See here.  Was this great fire a harbinger of that chastisement which is yet to come and which was foretold at Akita? Our Lady told Sister Agnes Sasagawa on October 13, 1973: "As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests...The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord...The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them"

This is a message which the proud and impious scoff at.  They relegate such warnings to the realm of "superstition."  But Our Lady told Mother Elena Leonardi that, "The earth will tremble in a most frightful way and all humanity will stagger. The malicious will perish in the awful rigours of Divine Justice. My daughter, I want everybody to know that the first blow is drawing near. An unforeseen fire will descend over the whole earth, and a great part of humanity will be destroyed. This will be a time of despair for the impious: with shouts and satanic blasphemy, they will beg to be covered by the mountains, and they will try to seek refuge in caverns, but to no avail. Those who remain will find God's mercy in my power and protection, while all who refuse to repent of their sins will perish in a sea of fire...Blessed are those who at this time may be called truly devoted to Mary.."

The great Peshtigo fire was unforeseen.  It descended (by all accounts) like a "tornado of fire."  The Spirit is speaking to those who will listen.

Related reading here.


Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Note this passage from Michael Brown's fascinating article, "many of the faithful gathered here with Adele and prayed through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Help, with the result that the fire that devastated everything in its wake in this entire area stopped when it reached the parameters of the Shrine."

Think of the six Jesuits who were praying the Rosary in Japan when an atomic bomb destroyed everything around them but spared them and their church.

What do you suppose Our Lord and Our Lady are revealing to us?

Michelle said...

All one has to do is to look around and observe the coldness which saturates our culture and the hardness of heart to know that things cannot continue as they are. It really feels like something heavy is about to drop. This is a time for repentance.

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