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Saint Leonard of Port Maurice was a most holy Franciscan friar who lived at the monastery of Saint Bonaventure in Rome. He was one of the greatest missioners in the history of the Church. He used to preach to thousands in the open square of every city and town where the churches could not hold his listeners. So brilliant and holy was his eloquence that once when he gave a two weeks' mission in Rome, the Pope and College of Cardinals came to hear him.


One of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice's most famous sermons was "The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved." ... In it he reviews the various states of life...  and concludes with the little number of those who are saved, in relation to the totality of men.

The reader who meditates on this remarkable text will grasp the soundness of its argumentation, which has earned it the approbation of the Church. Here is the great missionary's vibrant and moving sermon:


Click to Read St. Leonard of Port Maurice's "The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved." 


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"No tongue can express, no mind can understand, how dreadful is purgatory.

Its pain is like that of hell; and yet (as I have said) I see any soul with the least stain 

of imperfection accept it as a mercy... ."  -St. Catherine of Genoa, "Treatise on Purgatory", p. 23



Related Link:

"Purgatory" by Fr. François Schouppe  (Imp. 1893)

          1559 A.D. Medal: (Front) Pontifex Maximus Pope Paul IV, (Rv.) Christ



"Even if my own father were a heretic, I would gather the wood to burn him."
(Cardinal Gian Pietro Carafa, the Future Illustrious, Pope Paul IV, 1542 A.D.)



Note: The higly esteemed Cardinal Carafa was instrumental in helping Pope Paul III reconstitute/reorganize (via Paul III's Papal Bulla Licet ab initio, of July 21, 1542) the Holy Roman Inquisition [termed The Sacred Congregation of the Universal Inquisition]. Paul III named six Cardinals as the Inquisition Tribunal, of whom Cardinal Carafa was the Inquisitor- General.

Dear Editor of TCW:


I have a question for you. I want to thank you for standing up for the truth. This is so hard to fathom, what happened to Fr. Van Tran. It's very painful for me. I'm having a hard time with it. But I continue to have hope.


My question is, that, because you speak the truth, and that is where I want to be, what am I to do now? Where do we go from here? I don't know what I'm supposed to do. Please let me know, for I'm so confused.


May the Holy Family Protect You & Yours!





Reply from Editor


"The faithful sheep will gather together, and in Unions  of Prayer will offer potent resistance

 to the enemies of the Catholic Church. Yes, yes, the flock will become small. Many of you will

see those sad times and days which will bring such evil in their train... . Great confusion will  reign

amid princes and nations. The incredulity of the present day is preparing those horrid evils."

(End Times Prophecy of Bp. George Wittman [d. 1833] for the True Flock)


Hi Katy,


This is painful for all of us, for sure. Yet, the prophecies say that this time, is to be the worst persecution in history, for the True Church/flock.


Tran's witness/information about the True Pope Gregory XVII, etc., is accurate - as is Archbishop Pintonello's, and others. 


Regarding the now reprobate, Tran, God never takes away a man's free-will... Tran lost his Faith. The sacraments he administered and/or authorized up to June 29th, 2019 (the date when he published his heretical book) are all 100% valid. He lost any/all authority with the publishing [manifesting of heresy] of his damning book "Catholic Manifesto". He left the Church. We didn't go anywhere (or do anything wrong).


So, we are still going, praying... there will be a Great Restoration/Triumph!


Katy, TCW will be inviting individuals to a meeting to discuss the current situation of the hierarchy (all levels Cardinals/Pope) in exile. Of course, you are most welcome to attend. 


Our Lady of Perseverance, Pray for Us! 


The Editor of TCW


Related Links:

Universal Testimony of The Fathers on Underground Church

Tough to Find True Sacraments? Don't be Anxious

What Determines Our Fate for Heaven or Hell? (Ourselves)



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