A PRAYER TO BE RECITED DURING THE CHASTISEMENT
Marie-Julie Jahenny after death (1947). She was buried in her Third Order Franciscan habit. From this photo, it is easy to see that she surrounded herself with pictures of the Saints, her friends, to whom she prayed often.
The Lord says:
“ ‘ I will soon arise in the resplendence of My Justice. I will overturn the earth. I will thunderstrike the guilty soul.’
“ ‘My little souls, amidst that deluge of terror, you will carry My Cross, were it to be very small or big!’
“ ‘When frightening, terrifying screaming will come out of the earth, howlings from souls in disgrace, who are not to return to My mercy, you shall recite the following prayer:
“ ‘I hail, adore and embrace you, adorable Cross of my Saviour. Protect us, guard us, save us. Jesus loved you so much. After His example, I do love you. May your holy image appease my fears! Let me experience nothing but calm and confidence!’
“ ‘You will experience so many graces, so much strength, that such a great deluge will pass over you as though unperceived.
“ ‘My children, that strong blow will be a terrible confusion. Those will be days most awful, quite horrible. However, I would not like to frighten you. You will have your safeguard and a safe shelter.’ ” (Cluzeau documents; January 17, 1922)
[Source: pp. 243 – 244, Prophecies of La Fraudais ].
Reflection on this prophecy:
In this prophecy,
Christ tells us that He will come in His Justice to chastise the world. His coming will bring calamities, as he comes to "overturn the earth" which is full of
sins of every description.
He tells Marie-Julie that He will "thunderstrike the guilty soul" which shows us that sinners will be truly shocked to see that God the Son exists, that they are being punished after all!
How exactly like the condition of sinners today!
Sinners today refuse to accept the reality of God and to accept the reality that, in the eyes of God, they are living in sin, practising habitual sin.
Imagine the extreme shock of these souls when God shows His Might, and they are faced with the reality of their blackened souls!
Christ our Lord then addresses those who love Him as His "little souls". In contrast to the sinners, it is easy to see that these little souls please Him by their love, which is expressed through simple, prayerful, and God-fearing lives.
Christ has come to warn the little souls about this Chastisement. He says that it will be "a deluge of terror".
A deluge is anything that overwhelms, like a flood.
This "deluge of terror" will overwhelm the little souls, and so they will, in their sufferings over the vast loss of souls, "carry [His] Cross, were it to be very small or big".
One of the terrors that will cause much suffering to the little souls is the "frightening, terrifying screaming [that] will come out of the earth, howlings from souls in disgrace, who are not to return to [His] mercy."
When the little souls hear these howlings, Christ encourages them to turn to one prayer in particular:
‘I hail, adore and embrace you, adorable Cross of my Saviour. Protect us, guard us, save us. Jesus loved you so much. After His example, I do love you. May your holy image appease my fears! Let me experience nothing but calm and confidence!’
Christ our Lord assures us that the little souls who pray this prayer "will experience so many graces, so much strength, that such a great deluge will pass over [them] as though unperceived."
In other words, faithfully praying this prayer during the Chastisement will give us much peace of mind and inner strength.
In His great Love for us, Christ wants us to understand and to prepare ourselves for an event so sudden, so horrific, and so terrifying, that the human mind is truly unable to imagine it.
This is why Christ says to us that this "strong blow will be a terrible confusion. Those will be days most awful, quite horrible."
But He is faithful to His friends. Yes, Christ will come in His Justice to deal with obstinate sinners, but He loves the little souls so very much that He wants to reassure them that He has made provisions for their needs:
"However, I would not like to frighten you. You will have your safeguard and a safe shelter."
What is this "safeguard"? Why, it must be this prayer to the Holy Cross. This prayer which Christ is teaching us to say, will keep us safe in the midst of the greatest terrors that we will ever know.
As well, Christ gives us a "safe shelter" which does not mean every person's own shelter, their own home, but rather, it refers to one safe shelter for everyone: His Holy Cross.
Christ will shield us from this punishment by His Holy Cross, by His sufferings during His Passion and Death. In this prophecy, He teaches us this prayer to His Holy Cross as a sure means of protection for each one of us.
May each one of us receive the great grace to remember this prayer and to pray it often!
May the Holy Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, save us!
"We declare, say, define and proclaim to every human creature that they by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff ." - Decree of Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam,Nov. 18, 1302, ex cathedra