THE BRITTANY PROJECT
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--My Good Mother, my soul is exhausted from moaning. It is all bloody from looking for Jesus.
“Rest on my heart, my daughter.”
--I am not worthy.
“You are the sieve of my Son.”
--I do not understand, Good Mother.
“Stay calm. You are on a pyre of woodchips.”
--There is nothing good [in me], my Mother!
“Your peace makes me happy. Rest upon my heart. It is a soft pillow… I love you, this is why I leave Heaven to come to see you.”
--Me? A poor wormwood!
“Without the grace of my Son, the worms would have already gnawed you. But they do not eat the sieve of the Good God. Do not be discouraged, you do a great job. You work for you, when you conform yourself to the Will of my Son. You also work for your persecutors: you are their shelter, their safeguard.”
--I am no more than a small grain of dust.
“Let me tell you that my Son used, for His Glory, all the beatings of your heart. Your respiration is for Him alone: He receives it, in the evening, like a sweet balm that consoles Him from the outrages. He nourishes your heart by Spiritual Communion. He will make you see the beautiful flowers that your heart produced… In order to rest, do you want to sleep on my heart?”
--No, Good Mother, it is time to work.
“You are tired.”
--I will rest in Heaven.
“Do you suffer?”
--When Jesus separates my soul from my body, He will cure me.
“You have done so much work! Why do you want to do so much work?”
--For the Glory of God and for charity.
“It will not give you anything.”
--God will pay me.
“I want,” says the Blessed Virgin Mary, “that you stop loving your enemies.”
--Oh, Lady! No, Dear Mother, I want to love them with all my heart. To love them, I will borrow from the hearts of the victims.
“If you want to love them, I will leave you.”
--Leave me if thou want to, my Good Mother, but, as for me, I will not leave them.
“I do not want you to pray for them anymore.”
--Ah! My Mother, thou art very good, but thou art nonetheless hard.
“You must not love your friends anymore.”
--Good Mother, that, I cannot promise thee. I cannot. Abide by the Good Jesus, He is the Master.
“I will take away your trials and your sufferings. I will close the way to Heaven. You will remain alone.”
--My faith and my courage continue.
“You will return into the world and you will not have the joys of Heaven anymore.”
--Good Mother, it is a kindness that thou hast done for me. Thou canst take it away. I will say as Job did: may thy holy name be blessed!
“… I wanted to test you,” says my Good Mother. “It is for the good of your soul. After this test which has cut you, I will put you in the garden of my Heart. You will be my flower of the morning.”
--I am no more than a thorn.
“You will be my refreshment, my daughter.”
--I am just a thorny bush. I will prick thy Heart from my thorns.
“You will be my flower.”
--I am no more than a big thistle.
“Come into my Heart; enter into the novitiate of all the virtues…
“This science will be so beautiful that you will find there the opportunity for a heavenly transformation within your humanity. This honey will spread outside your cell. I will say to my servants to take my words and this book will be approved.”
[Source: pages 108-110, Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, by Fr. Pierre Roberdel].
Reflection on this prophecy :
At the beginning of this prophecy, Marie-Julie Jahenny is suffering very much. The Virgin Mary tells her that she is being sacrificed: “Stay calm. You are on a pyre of woodchips.”
Marie-Julie’s complaints show the frail side of us when we suffer, how we complain, which is a desire to not have to suffer.
But we have to recognize the greatness of Marie-Julie’s will, because she is able to reject her weakness in her nature, saying: “There is nothing good [in me], my Mother!”
Of ourselves who are in communion with the Pope in Exile are constantly having to butt our heads against those who follow our enemies (the world, the flesh, and the devil).
We hate the conflicts, we complain, we wish we could be elsewhere, we wear an unhappy face.
But of course, there is no place for true rest, not in this Valley of Tears.
Think of it, we have been put into this time by God. Saints who were much stronger in suffering longed to live in this time; but God chose us.
He chose us for this suffering! This is our means to get to Heaven.
In a time when practically everyone is being deceived by the devil and going to false worship, we are with the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ.
And in this great privilege, just like Marie-Julie, we feel so small.
We say with her, “[I am a] poor wormwood!”
And the Virgin Mary’s answer to Marie-Julie tells us a great Truth:
“Without the grace of my Son, the worms would have already gnawed you.”
It is only by the grace of Christ our Lord that we even have a hope against conquering our sinful nature.
And the grace of Christ is through suffering, through becoming the viaduct of graces for ourselves and others through our sufferings:
“[The worms] do not eat the sieve of the Good God. Do not be discouraged, you do a great job. You work for you, when you conform yourself to the Will of my Son. You also work for your persecutors: you are their shelter, their safeguard.”
And how does Christ fortify us since, like Marie-Julie, we go without the Holy Sacraments for a long time? “He nourishes your heart by Spiritual Communion.”
And any suffering that we patiently accept and offer to him in expiation for sins of others will bear fruit: “He will make you see the beautiful flowers that your heart produced”
In the midst of Marie-Julie’s sufferings our Blessed Mother offers her the refuge of Her Immaculate Heart: “In order to rest, do you want to sleep on my heart?”
The Immaculate Heart of Mary is “a soft pillow” and she invites all of us to find refreshment and comfort there!
Our Good Mother tells us, “Come into my Heart; enter into the novitiate of all the virtues…”
Here, then, is our chance to become great Saints. Our Blessed Mother will guide us, by means of Devotion to Her Immaculate Heart:
“This science will be so beautiful that you will find there the opportunity for a heavenly transformation within your humanity. This honey will spread outside your [home].”
May our Good Mother find us always ready to be eager students! Ad Christi per Mariam!
Saint Gemma Galgani and her Guardian Angel.
In this week's prophecy, Saint John the Apostle teaches us about the active role of our Guardian Angels in guiding us to a holy life.
Saint John stands. He takes the Golden Book out from his clothing. He says:
“Brothers and sisters of the earth, the doctrine of the Lord is trampled under foot. The Faith, confidence and love for God are swallowed as into a dark tomb. Take courage. After the shake up permitted by God, the Faith will become flourishing; the Faith will be heard more than ever before… previously, it was necessary that, to purify men, Divine Justice pass over the earth.”
--Saint John, where will the Faith be during this terrible shake up?
“Each heart will keep his plot hidden. This plot will regenerate with the Grace which will fall upon the earth after Justice will have passed over it.”
--But while the rain flows from all eyes, who will revive our Faith?
“Your Guardian Angels will sustain you.”
--And those who do not have one, Saint John?
“Each one has his Guardian Angel. He is always there, sometimes far away, and he cries. Their tears will serve to reanimate the faith of those with whom Faith is extinct.”
--The hearts which no longer have any rest from Faith, what will become of them?
“They will be counted by the demon.”
--How many hearts lose the Faith?
“Dear brothers and sisters, sin eats faith, it feeds on it and destroys it.”
--Saint John, surely, I do not understand your words so wise.
“I come to preach in the name of the Lord. Here is the Justice of Heaven threatening you.”
--I don’t like this conversation on Justice.
“It is for you to tell the truth about which the Lord has sent me. Brothers and sisters, the earth trembles under your feet. It trembles only under the steps of sinners and the impious; but it is firm and solid under the feet of the Just.
“The earth, in this moment, is again well populated, but the flowers in it are almost all disappeared. Nature is stripped while awaiting an event of pain. The Lord will come, with His Justice, at the hour when the earth will again be stripped, but now the buds will begin to show themselves and the earth to re-green itself. The days will be longer, and the sun higher in the sky.
“I speak in the name of the Lord. Know that the Lord has blessed, upon the earth, a little corner intended for His children. Await the hour of Justice and of Mercy. In this small protected corner, Justice will not penetrate with rigor.” (1st January 1878)
[Source: p. 191-192, Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, by Fr. Pierre Roberdel].
Reflection on this prophecy:
This prophecy points directly to our times, and Saint John, the prophet of the Apocalypse, is sent by God to direct us.
The masonic takeover has ensured that “the doctrine of the Lord is trampled under foot.” We have been told through the prophets that the pushing aside of the Papacy into Exile, “the shake up”, is, in fact, “permitted by God”. The reception of the Holy Sacraments has, for the most part, ceased, and all that is holy, all that will lead us to Heaven, the “Faith, confidence and love for God are swallowed as into a dark tomb.”
We are living in the times of the Apocalypse, yes. But we must “[t]ake courage.” This is how Saint John begins this message from our Lord.
When Marie-Julie asks Saint John, “[W]here will the Faith be during this terrible shake up?” we know that she has seen exactly what we endure: the diabolical effects which, without sacramental supports, sweep away the Faith from family, neighbours, colleagues, youth, and even young children.
During this shake up, the Faith becomes replaced, again and again, with the diabolical mindset that will not think of God, of His Truth, of His existence, of His love for us.
That rejection of God is in advertising, entertainment, literature and all writings, education, medicine, justice systems and laws, fashion designs, music, the Arts, all forms of government, language, "manners" and the (im)moral code of today.
God is constantly pushed out of a person's mind. People no longer take the time to look up at the sky or to observe their world, they look down at their ‘smart’ phones.
With the Papacy exiled, where is the Faith to be found?
Saint John tells Marie-Julie that our Faith lies hidden in our hearts, like a lovely field: “Each heart will keep his plot hidden.”
other words, we will protect our Faith by our daily prayers and our daily battles to live holy lives.
Then this great Apostle and Saint, whose task it was to see these times and write them in the Book of the Apocalypse, tells us that this Faith “will regenerate with the Grace which will fall upon the earth after Justice will have passed over it.”
For all of us who are of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith, then, a time of Grace will come after the Papacy’s Silent Exile which will strengthen us, which will “regenerate” our Faith within us.
Surely, this will be the time for conversions. Our words, which have fallen on deaf ears up to now, will spur the survivors of God’s Divine Chastisements to believe in God’s love for them. They will want to learn of Christ, and they will receive the gift of Faith!
But in the meantime, all souls living through this time must suffer. A very strong visual image is presented to us, very poignant and sad, of “rain flow[ing] from all eyes”. This is an Apocalyptic image of the universal suffering of all souls, so much so, that the tears flow as steadily as “rain”.
It is Marie-Julie who uses this image when, to help us to know more, she asks the hard question: “[W]hile the rain flows from all eyes, who will revive our Faith?” In other words, during these diabolically ruinous times, how will people get the gift of Faith?
Saint John’s answer is mystical, beautiful: “Your Guardian Angels will sustain you.”
Our Guardian Angels, who know us since our conception, will actively teach, guide, and nurture us during these most difficult times, if we let them!
Saint John expounds on the role of the Guardian Angels with souls who fall into mortal sin:
“Each one has his Guardian Angel. He is always there, sometimes far away, and he cries. Their tears will serve to re-animate the faith of those with whom Faith is extinct.”
So somehow, we sense when we make our Angel cry, when we disappoint our Angel, when we have pushed our Angel far away from us by our poor choices, our attachments to sin.
The soul who hardens his heart against his Angel’s tears is not just caught in a life of sin, but is also constantly and actively rejecting the Truth by ignoring his Angel’s tears.
Our sins hurt our Guardian Angel and they crucify Christ.
But we go on, pretending that nothing is wrong, that we are fine! That we are good. We reject the Truth.
This is how “sin eats faith”.
So Marie-Julie asks, “The hearts which no longer have any rest from Faith, what will become of them?”
She knows that only God and having the True Faith, the Catholic Faith, can give us true rest from all the sufferings and cares of this life on earth, this ‘Valley of Tears’.
But without the Catholic Faith, there is no rest at all. And so, Saint John says, “They will be counted by the demon.”
Yes, the devil will torment them, treating them as his own property.
But God’s Divine Justice will come to punish sinners, in order to bring them back to Him. This coming Chastisement will be physical, and it will end with the 3 Days of Darkness.
The anticipation of God’s Just Punishment makes sinners fearful, while the faithful patiently count on a Divine Intervention to end the reign of evil: “It [the earth] trembles only under the steps of sinners and the impious; but it is firm and solid under the feet of the Just.”
Saint John then instructs us about what to expect at the time of this last Divine Chastisement:
“The Lord will come, with His Justice, at the hour when the earth will again be stripped,” that is, mankind will be at its climax of sinful lives of destruction, both of themselves and of the world itself.
After the Divine Chastisement, “the buds [souls with the True Faith] will begin to show themselves and the earth to re-green itself.” The Faith will be taught and, slowly, souls will convert around the world.
“The days will be longer, and the sun higher in the sky.” After the 3 Days of Darkness, the people who have survived – one third of the planet -- will live their lives for love of God, glorifying Him; mankind will be blessed, and the earth will be more plentiful.
And again, our Lord assures us of our special place of refuge: Brittany:
Saint John says: “I speak in the name of the Lord. Know that the Lord has blessed, upon the earth, a little corner intended for His children. Await the hour of Justice and of Mercy. In this small protected corner, Justice will not penetrate with rigor.”
Deo gratias! May our Lord help us all to meet in Brittany before the 3 Days of Darkness. May our Guardian Angels help us to hear His call and teach us to have the Love of God that will impel us to obey Him!
May the Divine Assistance remain always with us, and may the Holy Souls in Purgatory, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Go and find the Sanctuary of the Cross, as Marie-Julie's home is called by Heaven. It is in La Fraudais, near Blain, Brittany, France. Ask Marie-Julie to help you to find it.
“My children,” says Mary Immaculate, “you walk on a solid earth…”
“Perfidious and perverse men will respect this place where I come down. The plagues will pass to the side of this place where I live. When the storm, which already looks terrible, will fall from the sky on the earth, look in the direction of the Sanctuary of the Cross… I again hold back the punishments. Courage, my children, that nothing discourage you!”
--Nothing, my Good Mother, will ever make us go back… We are ready to sign our faith in God with our blood.
“If this mountain of the Faith, here where you are, was falling apart, my dear child, would your faith not weaken?”
--When I see the earth swallow itself, the mountains split, the trees rise up and the sky about to open, nothing will bring down my faith and my courage!
“If I told you right now: my child, for the glory of my Divine Son, we have to walk to martyrdom and suffer atrocious torments?”
--I am ready, dear Mother… Since my childhood I have been sighing for martyrdom.
“My dear child, if you understood all your troubles and the state where you are!... There is enough to make the greatest of martyrs.”
--Good Mother, I lose myself in the immensity of my God. I leave to the side all troubles and all hardships.
“But if you saw yourself at the point of being nailed to the Cross.”
--The hollow for the nails is already made. There is nothing more to do than to push. The suffering will be a pain of love.
“If you needed to appear before the tribunals, before the men who are judges upon the earth?”
--I would appear there, my Good Mother. I am innocent of all crime; I have never offended anyone.
“And if you needed to appear before the great prelates of the Church?”
--I would go with a profound humility [truth]. By the grace of the Holy Ghost, I would reply without fear to the words addressed to me.
“My dear child, I have seen your courage. Now I name you: Child of Martyrdom.
--This name does not belong to me. I only deserve the name of the miserable Magdalene who falls from love at the feet of the Good Master. (18 December 1877)
[Source: pages 90-91, Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, by Fr. Pierre Roberdel].
Reflection on this prophecy:
Friday, October 26, was the 60th anniversary of the masonic takeover of the Vatican, through the pushing aside of Pope Gregory XVII, who would be known to the world only as Cardinal Archbishop Giuseppe (Joseph) Siri, of Genoa, Italy. The "perfidious
and perverse" men have brought about this universal destruction, through the Silent Exile of the Holy Father and, thus, the Church.
It is good to know that our enemies will not be allowed to destroy Marie-Julie Jahenny’s home, that her friends will “walk upon a solid earth”, that “perfidious and perverse men will respect this place or [the Blessed Virgin Mary herself will] descend.”
In fact, this place will be our refuge! We are to look to it [to go there] when the punishment “fall[s] from the sky upon the earth.”
Marie-Julie’s home is to be our refuge; it is to be called “the Sanctuary of the Cross.”
The revelation by our Blessed Mother that her pleas to Christ our Lord “keep back the Chastisements” makes us recall the truth of the Catholic prayer to the Mother of God: “grace is poured forth upon thy lips, wherefore God hath blessed thee forever” (from the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary). Truly her pleas can convince the Divine Will to be Merciful a little longer.
The Blessed Virgin Mary here encourages us all to have courage. Marie-Julie answers that nothing will make us turn back from the one true Faith. And at this point our Blessed Mother begins to slowly reveal what the battle for the one true Faith will be like:
First, “the Mountain of Faith” (the Papacy) will fall from view.
Interestingly, Marie-Julie does not recognize the metaphor, but she agrees that yes, violent earth movements will collapse mountains and violently push trees up from the earth.
How is it that Marie-Julie, having lived her whole life in rolling farm country which has not known earthquakes, let alone violent ones, is able to immediately know such specifics about trees being pushed up out of the ground?
Quite simple: she has seen this in her previous ecstasies. Marie-Julie knows intimately about the spiritual and physical Chastisements that will come, because she has experienced them!
The Blessed Mother then gets directly to the point of the kind of sufferings that will have to be endured by Catholics: martyrdom.
Marie-Julie emphatically states that she is ready to be martyred, that she has “hoped for martyrdom since [her] childhood.”
The Holy Virgin warns that these times will be full of “pains, . . . . enough to make the greatest martyrs.”
Marie-Julie’s reply is a model which we need to follow, so let us pay close attention to what she says now:
She replies that she “loses [herself] in the immensity of God so much, that [she] is able to put aside all pains and all trials.”
In other words, Marie-Julie prays. This is how we also can lose ourselves in God, to the point where pains and trials are put aside as being unimportant.
Prayer, the daily and constant practice of prayer, will help us to endure all martyrdoms.
The Blessed Virgin Mother asks Marie-Julie about being “at the point of being nailed to the Cross”; that is, losing all supports here on earth, all human and earthly supports and comforts (such as being the only members of our families with the Faith, and being ostracized and rejected by our loved ones because of our Faith).
Marie-Julie says that she has suffered enough for the Truth, that there are “hollows to direct those” who would pound in the nails.
In other words, she is for the truth, and there is no turning back from this life, and, out of love for God, accepts all sufferings: “Suffering will be a pain of love.”
The Blessed Mother then speaks of the injustices which will be made into laws, and which will make the True Catholic an enemy of the State who will have to “appear before tribunals, before men who 'rule' the earth.”
Marie-Julie’s answer is sublime: “Then I will appear before them. I am innocent of all crime.” And here we see an imitation of Christ, unjustly condemned and crucified.”
Our Blessed Mother is so moved by her little Marie-Julie, that she gives her a new name: “Child of Martyrdom.”
Why? Because Marie-Julie’s life has been one of martyrdom, of sufferings to atone for the sins of others.
Marie-Julie is humble (honest), she knows her human failings. So she responds to the Holy Mother of God by saying that she rather sees herself as Mary Magdalene who, made miserable by the truth of her own failings, falls from grateful love “at the feet of the Good Master.”
May we also imitate these two women of Faith, and, recognizing our weaknesses and failures, fall before He who can supply for our human frailty.
May our lives be witnesses to others of the greatness of God. May we take upon ourselves all that is necessary to always reflect the Truth of God and of His Church. Amen.
Marie-Julie Jahenny expiating for the sins of others.
Mary tells me :
My dear child, rest now upon my Heart. Listen to my tender words. For some time now, you should not be here.
She tells me these words with a smile.
--Why, Good Mother?
The plans of my Son should be accomplished. This is why you are still here:
All mankind of the earth – except those whom you know, my children and my victims – all show no change, a subject which weighs upon the Church.
My dear Son has wanted to wait to make His Power to explode. I have much hope that, more or less, hearts will return to the Faith. Thus, my Divine Son has held off your happiness [to die and go to Heaven].
--Oh, my Mother, when the Good Jesus will find that it is time, I will be ready.
My daughter, you are at the last degree of atonement: it is not for yourself that you suffer.
--Good Mother, it is more for me than for the others. How much I have to return to the Good God for all that He has given me…to fill me!
My dear child, henceforth you are no more than an instrument of Divine Desires. You are just to pay for the ingratitude of sinners.
--I do not want anything for me. Put all toward buying back what was the price of the Blood of Our Lord.
It is upon all the favours that you have received that my Son takes the gold to redeem the guilty.
--Oh ! I am so happy!
In recompense, my Son will open a new mission for you: a day of much suffering, Sunday.
--Oh, yes! My Good Mother. I have Sunday to rest, pray, relax, with my brothers and sisters… But it is more right to suffer than to enjoy. I consent to not having rest except in suffering.
My dear child, lily of my Heart…
--My Mother, I only want one name, and that is of sinner.
Sunday, My Child, will be to expiate for impure conversation, words that are disgusting, the guilty projects, the blasphemies.
--From where does it come, my Mother, that I feel from the language of the heart, a sensation of burning coals, like an inextinguishable fire?
Do you not know, my dear child, that language joins to the heart when it blasphemes?
--Yes, Good Mother.
This is the cause of these great sufferings. It is your sweet Jesus who will soon make you partake of his Kingdom; it is He who makes you suffer.
--Thank you, Good Mother, and from my whole heart.” (16 March 1880)
[Source: pages 93-94, Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, by Fr. Pierre Roberdel].
Reflection on this prophecy:
Marie-Julie suffered for most of her life, for decades. She suffered to atone for our sins, so that we might convert.
In this prophecy we see important things to realize:
First, that Marie-Julie agrees to suffer and agrees to have her death delayed so that she can expiate for more sinners and delay the Divine Chastisement.
Secondly, we see in her ready willingness that she truly knows what the eternal horrors of hell must be, because her sufferings are so extreme, and for decades and decades. So her charity is sublime, and she is referred to by the Blessed Virgin Mary as “lily of my Heart”. The salvation of souls by Marie-Julie’s sufferings pleases our Good Mother very much, they fill her Immaculate Heart with peace and sweetness.
Thirdly, it is 1880, two years into Pope Leo XIII's Papacy, and Holy Mother Church is still suffering from the attacks at the hands of the masons against his Predecessor, Pope Pius IX and the taking of the Papal States. Which government spoke up against this act of agression against the Catholic Church? Perhaps the masonic ideals of mankind taking over all control, and limiting the power of the Church, (in their demonically-deluded way of thinking) is already becoming universally accepted, for Christ tells Marie-Julie:
“All mankind of the earth – except those whom you know, my children and my victims – all show no change, a subject which weighs upon the Church.”
Fourthly, this communism brings the filth of hatred for God and all that is holy. We are taught, through this prophecy, how a blasphemy uttered by the mouth attaches itself to the soul like a cancer:
“Sunday, My Child, will be to expiate for impure conversation, words that are disgusting, the guilty projects, the blasphemies.
--From where does it come, my Mother, that I feel from the language of the heart, a sensation of burning coals, like an inextinguishable fire?
Do you not know, my dear child, that language joins to the heart when it blasphemes?
--Yes, Good Mother.
This is the cause of these great sufferings.”
Yes, even the sin of blasphemy causes “great sufferings” to the Divine Justice, and to Marie-Julie, who agrees to expiate for them. If blasphemy is so grievous as to cause a soul to be damned for all Eternity,
then how much Marie-Julie must have had to suffer to expiate for just one of these sins!
Can we truly even come close to understanding what Marie-Julie’s sufferings have been?
As it is more than likely that we ourselves owe the great graces that we have received and continue to receive, to Marie-Julie’s sufferings for us and our times, let us read reports from her physician, Dr. Imbere-Gourbeyre, who was also in charge of the medical inquest:
“Since the beginning of June 1880… Marie-Julie had had to endure extraordinary suffering during the ecstasies on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays of every week. At each ecstasy, there was a new scene. Her manifold sufferings were announced during the preceding ecstasies; what is even more remarkable is that they were described and as it were commented on during the ecstasy by Marie-Julie herself…
During the Way of the Cross, the preceding Friday, Our Lord had said to Marie-Julie who repeated His words during the ecstasy, which were then taken down by the secretary. “On Monday, to expiate the culpable offenses that I will receive and that I will have received this month, I will oppress you in a different way. Ah, your limbs will shrink, I will reduce you to being so small that you will have no freedom in any limb; your head will be fixed to your bones, and you will be like the worm that I destroy. In this pain your sufferings will be very violent, all your joints will suffer. With this pain you will have a burning fever. Your tongue will be swollen, very large. There will be a terrible swelling at all the joints of your bones, and this will show how strong the pain is.”
“All of the prophetic program was to take place before my eyes,” said the doctor. “This took place on Monday 27th of September 1880. . . .
Doctor Imbert continues:
“A few days after having assisted at these extraordinary sufferings, I heard Marie-Julie announce in front of me in profound ecstasy that she would soon have a new and long illness. In the preceding six months, she had often said that God had asked her for the complete sacrifice of her ears, eyes, speech, and movement. She accepted everything…
On Sunday 19th of December, Marie-Julie knew by revelation that her sacrifice would begin two days later; now, the following Tuesday, she lost her speech and no longer heard the voices of her family. She knew the following day that she would become blind in three days’ time; the third day she was blind. The conditions of her dumbness were extraordinary. The tongue was immovable, as hard as a stone, pushed backward with the point bent under and completely blocking the throat. Her mouth was closed, the lips motionless and one no longer saw Marie-Julie praying.
On the 10th of February 1881 the following words of the ecstasy were recorded. Our Lord was saying to the victim: “Do you want to suffer again?”
“Yes, my Jesus.”
[Source: pages 14-15, Marie-Julie Jahenny, The Breton Stigmatist by André, Marquis de La Franquerie].
In this prophecy, the Blessed Mother of God holds out her Immaculate Heart to us.
While in ecstasy, Marie-Julie says to Mrs. Gregoire:
“Mother, this morning my Good Immaculate Mother showed me all of Heaven, all of the designs of her Adorable Son, each of the graces for fathers, for mothers, for brothers, for sisters. She was holding, at her feet, many hearts, all filled with a bursting vigor.”
The Holy Virgin tells me:
“My children, these reassuring hearts at my feet represent all the hearts which have gained victory under the Empire of Grace.”
She opens her white cloak, presents her Heart for my contemplation, and says:
“My children, this Heart is, after that of my Divine Son, the source of all graces.”
She takes forth from the foundation of her Heart a white cross which carries a crown of flowers in white and red buds. She says:
“My children, this cross which my Son has given me and which I come to present to you carries three written words:
- A [period of] time is stopped to accomplish, on you and by you, the promise of my graces.
- The return of my first victim is prepared. The moans and worries will no longer pass over her head, before she tastes the reward of her King and Father of Heaven.
- Heaven no longer closes for you with every vision. You see it out of the ecstasy, and keep the marvelous sight.
… Yesterday, the good Saviour told me that his great victim was nearer to his consolation than he thought, and we also.
(Allusion to the approaching death of Father David, which Mrs. Gregoire could not yet guess).
“… The time is not far off when the trembling of the earth will occur. My Son can no longer endure satan’s reign over His people. The great era, my children, is not far off.
(Mrs. Gregoire – 2 August 1884)
[Source: pages 116-117, Le Ciel en Colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, by Fr. Pierre Roberdel].
Reflections on this prophecy:
Mrs. Gregoire's name is next to the date of this prophecy because she was the secretary who recorded the ecstasy. This good Catholic woman was not only a loyal friend to Marie-Julie Jahenny, a staunch believer in the prophecies, and a volunteer secretary who diligently wrote down some of the ecstasies over the years, but she was also one who looked after Marie-Julie, and so we see in this prophecy and elsewhere in other prophecies, that Marie-Julie calls her good friend “Mother.”
Well has she merited that title! For we can see here that Mrs. Gregoire is Marie-Julie’s confidante.
With the directness of a child, Marie-Julie relates to Mrs. Gregoire the visions of Heaven that she has seen that morning. Souls are described as having “a bursting vigor”, from their joy of being held by the Blessed Virgin Mary, all arranged “at her feet, many hearts,...”
Who are these souls? Those who have “gained victory under the Empire of Grace.” We can therefore suppose that these are the souls who have received the graces for conversion before their deaths.
Recall that Saint Bernard attributes the gaining of such a victory through recourse to the Blessed Virgin Mary: “[T]he Almighty has placed in her hands the plenitude of all his graces, because he desires that those he bestows upon us, should pass through the hands of his mother.” Likewise, Saint Anselm, teaches that the Blessed Virgin Mary “has so much merit before God, that it is impossible she should not obtain the accomplishment of her desires; [as she] has heard the prayers of her suppliants, and obtained the grace of conversion for [poor sinners], heretofore miserably lost in the paths of irreligion and infidelity.” (http://www.aihmary.com/433744259)
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Queen of this “Empire of Grace”.
Devotion to our Queen’s Immaculate Heart obtains this grace of deathbed conversions, and so, the Blessed Virgin Mary “opens her white cloak, [and] presents her Heart for [Marie-Julie’s] contemplation”, so that she (and we) will understand the devotion that attains such great intervention and results in such great graces.
–Imagine: with our era’s all-pervasive spiritual Chastisement, to be able to get the graces nonetheless to save baptised souls from an eternity in Hell!—
May we learn this devotion well and carry it out always with charity and deep gratitude!
And we should also realize the greatness of the revelation made by the Mother of God in this prophecy of 1884, when she declares that “this Heart is, after that of my Divine Son, the source of all graces.”
And the Mother of God then presents to us, “from the foundation of her Heart a white cross which carries a crown of flowers in white and red buds.”
She gives this white cross to Marie-Julie, to France, to we who are in union with the See of the Cross.
Is it then a white cross to represent the See of the Cross, the Papacy and the Church in Exile?
Certainly, with the Papacy pushed aside, silenced since the death of Pope Pius XII, we have the Crucifixion of the Church.
Remember the prayer that Marie-Julie was taught to say in adoration of the Cross of Christ:
O Crux Ave, spes unica ! (I hail you, Cross, our only hope!)
Remember that Marie-Julie was told that our devotion to the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ would be the hope for our salvation.
Let us then, each one of us, unite our heart, mind, and soul, to the Pope in Exile. Desire to be spiritually with him, to suffer this exile with him.
The crown of white and red rose buds then symbolically represents the graces that we can gain from this union with the Pope in Exile, the Church in Exile: white being the purity that we will obtain for our souls, and red being the martyrdom that we will undergo willingly, as much in small daily privations or persecutions as in the greatest sacrifice -- if we should be so blessed!
The Mother of God then shows Marie-Julie three pronouncements, whose wording appears on the cross itself:
1. That Marie-Julie will be used to delay the coming of the Great Chastisements: “A [period of] time is stopped to accomplish, on you and by you, the promise of my graces.”
The Great Chastisements are, firstly, the Exile of the Papacy and thus the Church, and, secondly, the still-to-come Three Days of Darkness.
2. The second pronouncement
remains a mystery: “The return of my first victim is prepared" appears in French in the masculine form, indicating the death of Father David, the priest about whom the notation is made. But then the reference is of a female:
"The moans and worries will no longer pass over her head, before she tastes the reward of her King and Father of Heaven.” Yet Marie-Julie lives for a long time beyond the time of this prophecy, so the reference cannot be to her. Could it refer
to the Church in her Exile, meaning that She will not be in Exile for very long?
3. And lastly, there is the promise that Marie-Julie will be given the consolation to remember, after her ecstasies, all that she has seen of Heaven, Christ our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the other Angels and Saints during her ecstasies.
Our Blessed Mother warns us; soon there will be upheavals (spiritual and earthly): “… The time is not far off when the trembling of the earth will occur.”
The destruction of Catholic life since 1958 has been horrific. The physical destruction from the 3 Days of Darkness will also prove horrific.
The satanic influences which have earthly power over everyone and everything, except the Exiled Papacy and Church, “can no longer [be] endure[d] by our Merciful Christ."
He both warns and reassures us with: “The great era, my children, is not far off.”
You see, after the 3 Days of Darkness, the devil and his minions will be back in hell. However long it is that God will give us, one thing is certain: we will no longer be fighting the devil unchained, as we are now.
Deo gratias! And may our devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary gain the salvation of the many souls who are presented to us from day to day.