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"Padre do you know the latest idea that has come into my head?  It is to become a saint at all costs. I made this resolution yesterday evening. During my meditation I was thinking: one lives only once; it is certain that one shall die; and then one has to answer to God. And I know that this God punishes the wicked with eternal fire.

 

This malediction, Padre, causes me such fear. For the love of Jesus, send me your Angel to drive away the demon (whom, with the help of our Blessed Mother, I have overcome during the past two days;) and beg Jesus to give me the grace to fight victoriously."

 

Extract from a letter by St. Gemma Galgani to her spiritual director, Fr. Germano (he preserved), from the book: "Letters of St. Gemma Galgani" (Imp. 1946), pp. 3-4, II. Salutary Reflections And Precious Fruit Drawn From Constant Meditation on Eternal Verities.

 

 

CLICK HERE to read more letters written by "The Gem of Christ", St. Gemma Galgani.

 

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

The Value of Meditating on the Passion of Jesus Christ
StGemma.com (Learn about this great Saint of the 20th century, who was both a mystic and stigmatist. The Church approved website can be read in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.)

(L.) Mpls, MN Communist "Mayor" Jacob Frey(R.) Anarchists Burn & Loot Mpls 3rd Precinct Police HQ's 

 

“I hope that in years and decades from now, we can look back at this time of
great trauma and turmoil and recognize it as the moment where we rose up,
united in purpose and finally created the change that we all envision.”

 

(Words of Jacob Frey, "Mayor" of Mpls, MN, when asked about his handling of the looting and fires

[*riots in Mpls]. Source: The NY Times,"‘They Have Lost Control’: Why Minneapolis Burned", 07/03/2020)

 

*"The state [MN] has estimated total damages at more than $500 million." Source: MPR News, "Federal government denies Minnesota’s request for aid to clean up, rebuild in Twin Cities", 07/11/2020.

"... the unspeakable doctrine of Communism, as it is called, a doctrine
most opposed to the very natural law. For if this doctrine were accepted,
the complete destruction of everyone's laws, government, property, and
even of human society itself would follow."
-Pius IX, Encyclical "Qui Pluribus" (On Faith And Religion), Nov. 9, 1846. Full Text at: tinyurl.com/Qui-Pluribus

From: "Life of Sister Mary St. Peter Carmelite of Tours"
Ch. XVII, "THE COMMUNISTS", pp. 318-319, Imp. 1884

 

 

                                  

                             Sr. Mary St. Peter (1816-1848 A.D.

                              Champion of the Holy Face Devotion

 

Secret societies, the scourge of the French people and the
sworn enemy of the Church of God, had long been plotting
their destructive machinations. The entire world has been
more or less poisoned by the pernicious influence of both
political and religious sects, diametrically opposed to all
law and order. France, unhappily, has been the centre, and
the most active agent in the formation and encouragement 
of these diabolical institutions. It is from her midst, Paris 
especially, that the revolutionary and anti-social spirit has
spread all over Europe, assuming different names at different
epochs to suit the caprice of the moment; at one time styling
themselves Socialists, then Liberals, and again Nihilists.

 

Toward the end of the reign of Louis Philip, at the period to
which the life and communications of Sr. Mary St. Peter now
lead us, they bore the appellation of Communists. These by
degrees had usurped the entire control of the press. They num-
bered among their party, illustrious writers, men distingushed
in the schools of philosophy, and among the literati of the day
not a few of whom had endeavored to put their dangerous
chimeras into execution. This sect, by its secret manoeuverings,
had rapidly increased. Silently and skillfully had they laid their
subterranean mines; the moment for explosion was near at hand,
those entrusted with their country's welfare seemed totally un-
conscious of the danger. France was asleep in the very mouth of
a volcano. But the watchful child of Carmel, with an attentive
eye to the wants of her country and the salvation of souls, raised
the cry of alarm from the depth of her solitude and while point-
ing out the danger to the sacred sentinels, indicated the means
of averting the catastrophe. ...

 

         CLICK HERE to read more from page 319 of the

       "Life of Sister Mary St. Peter Carmelite of Tours".

 

                                     

                                 

      

       "Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Holy Face of Jesus,

             covered with Blood, Sweat, dust and spittle, 

             in reparation for the crimes of communists

           blasphemers and by the profaners of His Holy

                 Name and of the Holy Day of Sunday." 

 

                  (Prayer from the Holy Face Devotion)

Historical short film with actual footage of individuals of the time, such as exiled (in Texas) Mexican prelate, Abp. Leopoldo Ruíz y Flores. Also includes reenactments of the struggle/War of Mexican Catholics (whose Churches were closed & defiled, priests murdered, and Catholic communities usurped), against their invading enemy [atheistic communists thugs]. Note: see picture of Mexican Catholics who were tortured & killed by the communist "authorities" during the Cristero War era, here: https://tinyurl.com/commie-atrocities-cristero-war

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