A Very Good Question About Pope Francis That Deserves An Answer – By a soul

COMMENT (By a soul):

Recently, a blog follower (“AB”) contacted me with a question about Pope Francis. However, I have been unable to address her concern due to a faulty email address. So, I want to address her question here, because it is a very good question that I know others have and it deserves an answer.

The Question:

“My question is regarding our Pope Francis, I have a hard time submitting to his authority but only to the blessings he received as Pope. Am I being too hard on our Pope, I don’t want to be left in the dark. I was in Rome last October and I did not feel any divine presence, but again, I might have have been clouded by my personal objections to his politics and changes. God bless and thank you.”

My Response:

Blessings dear AB, to you and your family,

I have written much over the past few years about Pope Francis and my thoughts on his papacy. I agree with your thoughts and I do not think that you are being “too hard” on him as he truly is deviating from the path that he should be taking the Catholic Church. After the October synod, the Blessed Mother gave an important message through chosen messenger, Ned Dougherty, which I shared on my blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove. And afterwards, I wrote another commentary about Pope Francis which gives my current thoughts on the matter.

Important Message – Blessed Virgin Mary to Ned Dougherty – “The Vicar of My Son’s Church has succumbed to embracing the new world order… The signs and warnings that the current Vicar was weakening and misleading the flock became apparent several years ago…”
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2019/11/05/important-message-from-mary-our-lady-of-light-to-ned-dougherty-the-vicar-of-my-sons-church-has-succumbed-to-embracing-the-new-world-order-the-signs-and-warnings-that-the-current-vicar-was-w/

Special Commentary – The Meaning of Perfect Love – Praying for Pope Francis – By a soul
https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2019/11/30/special-commentary-the-meaning-of-perfect-love-praying-for-pope-francis-by-a-soul/

I hope that you can find these blog posts helpful to you. Thank you for following the blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, and sharing posts with others.

God bless,
–a soul

Additional Comment (By a soul):

Currently, I am mulling over doing a special commentary about Pope Francis and my thoughts over what happened during the conclave that elected him to the papacy, in light of heavenly messages such as Locutions To The World and the Book of Truth (7th messenger, Maria Divine Mercy). I believe that the commentary will be helpful for people, including more fully addressing the question that was asked above.  However, I ask for prayers, so I can organize my thoughts so the writing makes sense. I also want to provide additional resources that will be helpful to those trying to seek the truth. Thank you for your prayers. God bless!

Book Review – “The Warning: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience” by Christine Watkins – MaryRefugeOfHolyLove

Book Review – “The Warning: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience” by Christine Watkins

Blessings beloved followers,

I, “a soul”, am doing this short book review, because I want to recommend a book that recently came out in Fall 2019 that I think would interest many readers of this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove. The book is called, “The Warning: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience,” and the author is Christine Watkins, who is a well-respected Catholic speaker and best-selling author. Her website is Queen of Peace Media (https://www.queenofpeacemedia.com) and she co-hosts a weekly show on Radio Maria (US) that is also available on YouTube. The book, “The Warning,” is currently available in soft-cover print and ebook format (Kindle version). Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Warning-Testimonies-Prophecies-Illumination-Conscience/dp/1947701096/

The book is divided into three main parts. First, there is an Introduction, which is very informative. The Introduction answers questions such as, “What is the Warning?”, “Why is God Sending the Warning?”, “Will the Illumination of Conscience Come Soon?”, and “How Should We Prepare for the Warning?”, etc.

Meanwhile, I find the second part of the book to be the most fascinating. It is actual modern-day testimonies of eleven people who have undergone a personal illumination of conscience–either as part of a near-death experience or some other extraordinary situation. All accounts are vividly-retold and very descriptive as to what will happen to each of us when we will finally undergo The Warning at the Hands of God (or at our particular judgment when we die). What I like about the personal testimonies is that they are very relatable–it is very easy to read the stories and apply the lessons to our own selves. I also like that there were some accounts from religious souls–two priests and a nun, which obviously, lends more credibility to the encounters from God.

Finally, the third part (which is part of the Appendix) is biographies and words of prophets through the ages about The Warning. This includes two modern-day prophets, Luz de Maria (Revelaciones Marianas, https://revelacionesmarianas.com/english.htm) and Father Michel Rodrigue, whose words and heavenly messages I have featured on this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove.

Overall, I highly recommend this excellent book to followers of this blog. I think that readers will gain much insight from reading it. I, myself, learned new things, which I always think is a good thing.

However, I want to add a couple of comments, which in no means should detract from people reading this book. Firstly, in advertising the book, the author has chosen to publicize it by using the word, “authentic.” On its face, I have no qualms with the word, “authentic,” but it is being used in such a way to suggest that if a chosen messenger is not supported by their local Church that their heavenly messages are not genuine. But, long-time followers of this blog will know that this assertion is not true, especially, as modern-day prophecies from various messengers (both supported and unsupported by their local Bishops) are unfolding today in the Church, politics, and society.

So, while I do not like how the word, “authentic” is being defined, nonetheless, it is a good book that I want to recommend. I am also excited that the author intends to unveil an accompanying website (https://theilluminationofconscience.com), which I hope will help many people to prepare for The Warning and its aftermath. The website is also being promoted as “the place you can trust for authentic prophecy concerning our times”, which again, pulls on my heartstrings. But, despite the “authentic” plug, I do think that the author is doing good work here and in Christian unity, I want to be supportive of her endeavors–both for promotion of the book and the upcoming website.

And the second comment that I want to make is this. Although Christmas has passed, there are always birthdays and Easter coming up, which would be excellent gifting opportunities for this book. In fact, I want to recommend for those who can afford it, that you give both this book, “The Warning,” and the newly-released DVD, “Garabandal, Only God Knows,” to your family, friends, and loved ones (and your parish priests!).  Which I think is an excellent pairing on a topic that is hard to introduce to loved ones, but very vital for them to be aware of.

Garabandal, Only God Knows DVD on sale in the USA, SPAIN AND ALL OF LATIN AMERICA!  https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2019/12/28/garabandal-only-god-knows-dvd-on-sale-in-the-us-spain-and-all-of-latin-america/

Alright, I hope that people have enjoyed this book review and recommendation. Now, go read (and share) the book!

God bless,
–a soul

NOTE: If you want to go for a three-puncher, I suggest slipping this printable pamphlet into the book when you give it as a gift:  Introduction To The Messages – Book of Truth – Maria Divine Mercy – Pamphlet  https://maryrefugeofholylove.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/introduction-to-the-messages-book-of-truth-maria-divine-mercy-pamphlet.pdf

Video: THE WARNING-The Coming Illumination of Conscience of Souls When We Will See Ourselves as God Sees Us (6:10 minutes)

Video: THE WARNING: TESTIMONIES AND PROPHECIES OF THE ILLUMINATION OF CONSCIENCE (48:29 minutes)

Summary: “The Warning,” or “the Illumination of Conscience” is a critical moment in human history when every person alive will see their soul in the light of divine truth. Christine Watkins and Kendra Von Esh speaks of this coming Great Event of Divine Mercy on their Radio Maria show, “Find something More, Find your way Home.”

Children of the Renewal Messages – Jesus Christ – “My children, you are not just one among many in the eyes of Heaven – Each beautiful soul, each troubled soul is an individual soul with a precious name and an identity as a child of the Living God”

Children of the Renewal Messages
https://www.childrenoftherenewal.com/childrenoftherenewal

November 24, 2019 Adoration Chapel
Feast of Christ the King

Hello, my dearest Jesus ever present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I believe in, hope in, adore and love You. Praise You, Lord Jesus Christ our God and our King. Happy Feast Day, Jesus! Thank You for Holy Mass and Communion today, Jesus.

Thank You for my family and the opportunity to get together with them yesterday.

Lord, there are some who have been led astray, and some people are very far from You.

Please give them graces for open hearts and hearts for conversion and repentance. May we all be one in the Faith, as You prayed, Lord. Please protect our President and Vice President as well as their families. Keep them in Your Holy Will. Lord, be with all who are ill and who will die today and tonight. Enfold them in Your mantle of protection, Blessed Mother. Lord, give them graces for conversion and console them, Jesus. Lord, You know the people I have on my heart. I give them all to You, Jesus and place them at the foot of the cross. Take care of things, My adorable Jesus. Your Will is perfect. You do all things perfectly. Thank You, Jesus!

Jesus, I also ask that You bless the people who attend Fr. Michel’s talks. Please open their hearts and minds to all he has to say. Prepare the people in our area, Lord for what is to come so that more people will be aware and alert, and will be given reason and a deeper sense of urgency to pray. Help us, Lord.

“My child, all will be as planned by My Father. All will be well. Your openness, your ‘yes’, is all that is needed. Allow Me to do the heavy lifting. Those who attend will be the ones I have invited and who accept My invitation to hear My holy priest son. I am blessing your words and your conversations, My little one so do not be concerned. Pray to the Holy Spirit to empower and sanctify your words in order to touch hearts and awaken them. It is My desire that many come in order to be prepared. Therefore, this work is anointed and will bear much fruit. Thank you for encouraging My son, (name withheld) in this.”

“I am answering your prayers for your family, friends, and those in your area that you long to have My flame enkindled within their hearts. I aim to set the world on fire with the power of My love and I look to the Children of Light to prepare the way. You are to be My little apostles and spread My message of love and mercy to others. The graces for evangelization pour out to you and all My Children of Light as in the early days of the Church when My Apostles and My first disciples spread the Good News.”

“Dark times call for a multitude of graces. They are yours for the asking, for the good of souls. Do not be afraid, My Children of Light. There is nothing for you to fear for I am with you. I am counting on you to spread the Gospel message. The state of My Church on earth should give you a heightened sense of urgency. My Church, My Body on earth is nearing its crucifixion. Do not leave My Church, little children because of the sins of men. Do not abandon My body, the Church, rather stand with Me on Calvary. Walk with Me during My passion. Pray for your brothers and sisters, whose souls are at stake. Watch and pray, My children. Love one another as I have loved you. When you frequent the Sacraments, you will receive every grace needed. Do as I ask, My children for time grows short and you must be prepared to help others who are less prepared. My children, I am working through you. I can use every circumstance of your life if you allow Me to do so. Cooperate with Me and I will use everything for the good of others. Trust in Me. All will be well.”

Thank you, Jesus! Praise You, Lord!

“My little lamb. Read Genesis and see the parallels with today. I will guide you in this. All My children should familiarize themselves anew with this book in My Word. You must be able to discern the Word of God and apply it to your times. Read of My Mercy and My Justice. Read and understand. Ask My Holy Spirit to guide you.”

Thank You, Jesus. We will read.

“My little lamb, remember to ask the Saints for their intercession. This is very important in these days. Ask especially for those whose names I made known to you as they have special work to do in these days and have been assigned by Me for your mission. They await your request for prayers as do all the Saints in Heaven for My children on earth during this dark and difficult time in history. Be My light, My children. Spread the love and mercy of God to all you encounter. I impress upon you to do this for the days are short now that the Son of Man will reveal Himself to souls. Be mercy. Be love. Be light. Be not afraid. My Mother’s Immaculate Heart will soon triumph in the world, but first you must endure. Carry your crosses with joy and thanksgiving offering each cross each trial for the salvation of souls.”

“My children, each one of you has a specific purpose and mission for souls. I have given each of you specific graces, gifts, and skills to use for the coming of My Kingdom. Put these to good use for the love of your brothers and sisters. If you do not feel love for them, do your best for love of God. I will use anything done out of love for Me. Even the smallest task done for love will be multiplied, My children. Remember to offer all for Me out of love. Ask My most holy Mother Mary to guide you in all you do, and pray for Her intercession. Remember to thank Her for all She has done and continues to do for you, Her children. Recall that She brought Me, the Messiah into the world and gave Me Her flesh, Her love, Her joy, Her care, Her instruction, united in perfect union with the Father. Had it not been for Her, ‘yes’ the course of history would have been very different. She takes all of Her children’s prayers and needs to the Father and lovingly presents each one to Him. Yes, My children, I said each one. She mentions each need from each individual to the Father. My children, you are not just one among many in the eyes of Heaven. Each beautiful soul, each troubled soul is an individual soul with a precious name and an identity as a child of the Living God. Rejoice in this, My children. Each one of you is known by every saint and angel in Heaven and most certainly by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Be thankful for such a holy Mother who loves you as to present each request and every need to My Father.”

“Do you not see the reason I stress the importance of My Mother’s intercession for you? Is it not wise to ask for Her prayers? Yes, My children. One can easily see that it is and therefore, do as I suggest, and ask one who loves perfectly as I do and who has a perfect Motherly love, to pray for your intentions. Teach others about My most holy, most pure Mother Mary, My dove who is very powerful against evil. Her humility causes demons to flee. They cannot stand to be in Her presence. Remember this, My children and call Her often for your assistance. Ask St. Joseph for his protection, as well and meditate on the life of the Holy Family. Speak about the Holy Family to your children and grandchildren. Dedication and devotion to the Holy Family will save many marriages in this day. Pray, My children as I have requested. Pray much; pray often. Pray all day and every day. Remain in a state of grace and be love and mercy. Be peace and joy. Open your hearts and your homes to others and help those who do not have a spiritual home or family to find one in your hearts.”

“I bless you, My little lamb in the name of My Father, in My name, and in the name of My Holy Spirit. Your spiritual father, St. Pio blesses you, also with his fatherly, priestly blessing, My little one. He prays for you and accompanies you, along with your guardian angel.”

Thank You, Lord. This is humbling and overwhelming at the same time. I am very grateful, Jesus. I love You. I love St. Padre Pio and the many saints you have given to me and to my family. Praise You Lord, now and forever.

“I love you, My child. Go now in My peace and in My love. All will be well. All will be well.”

Amen, Jesus. Alleluia! Praise You, Christ the King of Heaven and earth!

December 1, 2019 Adoration Chapel
First Sunday of Advent

Hello my dearest Jesus, ever present in the most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I praise You, adore You, love You and trust You, my Lord, God and King! Thank You for Holy Mass and Communion, Jesus. Thank you for Confession, Lord and for all the Sacraments.

Jesus, I am so very grateful for Your coming into the world at Bethlehem. I am also grateful for Your coming into the world in each and every holy Mass and for Your presence in all tabernacles in the world. I can’t fathom Your power in Your Eucharistic presence and yet, also Your great humility; that You came as an infant and You come and transform simple bread and wine into Your Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. You are amazing Lord! Glory, honor and praise to You Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man. Thank You that You care intimately for our souls and for our welfare. Praise You my Lord and my God!

Lord, I lift all of my concerns to You for my children and grandchildren and all of my family. I pray for conversion in each one of our souls, most especially for those who are apart from Your Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, but also for those who do not believe and have not experienced the love of God. Make Yourself known to them, Jesus and please do so for many souls prior to the Illumination of Conscience.

Lord, I pray for the priests who will be flooded with people who need their confessions to be heard and for the many baptisms and all sacraments people will need. Help the priests, Lord to be good, patient pastors and shepherds. I pray for those priests who may need their own conversions, Lord that this will occur earlier so they are ready for all who come to them. Thank You for Your great mercy Lord for choosing to grant/bestow Your mercy in a special way in these days so all will know that You are the Son of God. May they all rely on Your precious gift of mercy and trust in You. Lord, there are many people I have not evangelized that I should have. Forgive me, Lord for the times I have failed You or disappointed You. Help me to do Your holy Will and to be emboldened by the power of Your Holy Spirit, our Lady’s flame of love. You, Lord have every grace needed to reach souls for You, Lord. Jesus, I trust in You. Jesus, I trust in You. Jesus, I trust in You.

“My daughter, you are concerned about many things, especially for your loved ones. I, also share your concern for souls. I died to save them, My child so do not be anxious, but trust in My saving power and in My love. Pray and offer masses for them. I will work wonders in their hearts. This is a time of great mercy, and I flood the world with graces on account of the immense darkness, and due to the late hour. I forgive you, My little one for any time you failed to love as I desire. Contrition is good, My little lamb, but now you must look ahead to what I need from you in this hour. Do not give way to the temptation to look back with regret, My child. Once I have forgiven, look forward. You must live in the present moment, for humans living on earth are constrained to the present. You cannot physically go back, nor can you physically go into the future. God has made human beings to live in the now. This means you have access to every grace I give you now. What is needed later, in the future will be given when it is needed.”

“My child, I am God and I can go into any area of your life, past, present and future and I can heal you of your past sins. I can enlighten you about what is to come, and I can walk with you on your present journey. Mankind suffers from wanting to relive the past and constantly plan for the future, but does not realize that today is what I am giving each one and there is no guarantee of tomorrow. At any time, one could die and stand before God for judgement. Therefore, live today to its full. Seek the Sacraments, My children today. If you have not been to Confession for years, come now, My children. You must begin now and not procrastinate. You do not know the day nor the hour, My children. If you are concerned for your soul come immediately. If you are not concerned for your soul, come immediately, also. Each person alive should be concerned for their soul and if you are not, that is a problem. Many people have come to accept sin in their lives and have believed the lie told by My Adversary that there is no such thing as sin. Do not believe the great deceiver. Listen to Me, the Way, the Truth and the Light. So, whether you are concerned for your soul or not, come to Me in the Sacrament of Confession where healing can begin and My forgiveness granted. Then, remain in a state of grace so that you can walk closely with Me and one day enter the Heavenly Kingdom. Until then, I want My Kingdom to reign in your hearts. I want to be united with souls who love Me and who desire My friendship. I desire this for all souls even and especially so for souls who reject Me and who reject My love. I long to be close to You, even though you do not want this for yourselves. This is because I love you much more than you love yourselves. I am all love and all love is Me. I am God, the creator of all mankind. I created you for love. Come, follow Me, My children.”

“I realize life has been difficult and in some cases it has been unbearable. But, you have been able to bear it, because I have helped you. You may not believe this, but if you are honest and take time to reflect, you will begin to remember occasions where others have helped, encouraged or supported you in one way or another. At times, it was a stranger who assisted you, and at times someone you knew from school perhaps a teacher, or someone at work, or in your neighborhood. These people came to your assistance because they were prompted by My Holy Spirit of love. Yes, My poor children who feel alone and unloved, I have prompted people to reach out to you, to assist you, and to give, in some cases out of their own need. This is because of My love. I have been near you all along, My children. Think about this and you will see it is true. Knowing this means you can begin to trust in Me more and more each day. Speak with Me. I await you. I love you and My mercy is just for you. Do not be afraid. I will not reject you. You have faced rejection from many people who were supposed to love you. My love is unlimited and unconditional. This means I already love you. There is no need to prove yourself in any way. There is no need to win My love. I – love – you! I love you now, even though you are not ready to love Me, and even if you have not decided to follow Me. I love you. Come to Me. Speak to Me. Give Me the burdens and concerns of your heart. Speak to Me about your fears, your joys, your life. I care about all that you are concerned about and all you have been through. I love you. Open your heart to the love I have for you and your life will begin anew. Come, let us begin together.”

Thank You for Your tremendous love and mercy, Lord. Thank You for loving us and accepting us as we grow in our knowledge of You, Jesus. Thank You for loving us even when our lives are steeped in the mire of sin. Purify our hearts, Lord so that we may draw close to Your Sacred Heart.

“My little lamb, trust in Me and all I have asked of you. You do not understand why I have asked you to do certain things, but I ask only for your well-being or the well-being of others. Thank You for doing all I have requested of You. I am grateful to You and to My son, (name withheld) and to all who listen and do as I ask, even when it doesn’t seem to make sense. Trust in Me for all things. I am preparing you and I provide for you. Trust in Me. All will be well.”

Yes, Lord. I forgot to pray for some friends of mine who are very ill. I lift them up to You now, Jesus. I pray for (names withheld) and for all who are recovering from surgery. Thank You, Lord for hearing my prayers.

“Yes, My little lamb. Thank you for your love and concern for others. My Mother will guide and assist you with the preparations. All will be as I desire, My child. Pray for My son who will come to your area. Pray for his protection and safety.”

Yes, Jesus. We will pray.

“My child, I bless you in the name of my Father, in My name and in the name of My Holy Spirit. Go in My peace, in My joy, and in My love. Be of good cheer for love of Me and the Trinity. All will be well. All will be well.”

Amen, Lord. Thank you, Jesus! I love You!

“And I love you.”

God the Father – “Children, when you pray for the conversion of a soul, please remember every soul is given an opportunity – a grace-filled moment – in which he can convert”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org
January 13, 2020

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:

“Children, when you pray for the conversion of a soul, please remember every soul is given an opportunity – a grace-filled moment – in which he can convert. By conversion, I mean the soul makes Me the center of his life. His heart is focused on loving Me and pleasing Me. Such souls do not allow anyone or anything to become more important to them than their relationship with Me. This is the reason for each one’s existence on earth and why I create every soul.”

“All of this is lost on the worldly concerns of everyday life if the soul allows it. Souls must look for Me in every cross, as well as, every victory of life. I never leave a soul abandoned to the wiles of Satan. It is the soul himself who abandons Me and listens to the wrong spirits – the spirits of destruction. If you knew the plight of souls who follow the wrong path, you would never leave My Embrace.”

“I embrace those who love Me, and consequently, trust Me. I never abandon them, but always inspire their thoughts, words and actions. I always try to reach the souls who do not love Me. I offer them circumstances and situations to change their ways. Often, these circumstances intertwine with other souls – the influence of which is My Will.”

“Allow the grace of this Message to bring you deeper into My Embrace.”

Read Psalm 5:11-12+

But let all who take refuge in thee rejoice let them ever sing for joy; and do thou defend them, that those who love thy name may exult in thee. For thou dost bless the righteous, O Lord; thou dost cover him with favor as with a shield.

+ Scripture verses asked to be read by God the Father. (Please note: all Scripture given by Heaven refers to the Bible used by the visionary. Ignatius Press – Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition.)