This is the fifth lesson in a series that is being hosted at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Las Cruces. Lesson 4 can be found here. In this fifth in the series on the End Times we will research what has been described in Scripture, Magisterial teaching, Tradition, and writings from saints and blesseds, especially Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (1769-1837), and the approved mystic 2 and stigmatist, Marie-Julie Jahenny to guide our discussion of the Catholic View of remedies during the End Times.
Further confirmation we are entering the time of the chastisement or tribulation (from time marker 1:00 to 8:00, and 15:00 to 24:50 from a good summary of our earlier sessions on the Cathecism discussion of End Times):
During lesson 2 a blessed candle was mentioned as one remedy for the three days of darkness. A single candle will miraculously stay lit for the entire three days. This brings to mind the story of the women who assisted the prophet Elijah when he was hungry. Her reward for assisting him was a container of oil that was not depleted until the drought ended.
“Arise, go to Zar′ephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” So he arose and went to Zar′ephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a cruse; and now, I am gathering a couple of sticks, that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” And Eli′jah said to her, “Fear not; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord the God of Israel, ‘The jar of meal shall not be spent, and the cruse of oil shall not fail, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” And she went and did as Eli′jah said; and she, and he, and her household ate for many days. The jar of meal was not spent, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by Eli′jah.1 King 17:9-16
This is just one of many examples where we need to trust the messengers of God. Another example is told in the book of Exodus:
Then they shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat them. They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled with water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. And you shall let none of it remain until the morning, anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. In this manner you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s passover.Exodus 12:7-11
Another remedy during the three days of darkness was given to Blessed Maria Taigi of Rome:
God will send two punishments: one will be in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils; it shall originate on earth. The other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles. During this alarm, the faithful should stay in their houses and recite the Rosary and beg God for Mercy. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot….“We Are Warned- The prophecies of Marie-Julie Jahenny”, page 550
The Rosary will turn into a very effective remedy for these times. More on that towards the end of the lesson.
In tonight’s lesson we will go back to the time of Tribulation. In Matthew chapter 24 Jesus is pretty clear about the warnings of the times that will have to endure the Tribulation:
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of the sufferings. Matt 24:7-8
Some of these have happened independently in the past, but Jesus is talking about a time when all these will happen at the same time. Wars and rumors of wars have been the scourge of the 20th century. Earthquakes are becoming a common occurrence. Here’s a page that gives insight into an Earthquake YouTube channel for all seismic activity.
Dutchsinse not only reviews the activity but, based upon prior activity, he predicts the most likely places where another quake will happen. He has become increasingly accurate in his predictions and his latest report from 8/28/2020 indicates a “Large Earthquake warning for Pacific.” For him a large quake would likely be between 6 and 7. It does not necessarily mean the quake will hit he west coast, but that a quake in the ocean could have far reaching effects with a tsunami hitting the west coast.
In 2020 we have witnessed the potential for a nuclear war with North Korea, seismic activity unprecedented in history, and famine on a global scale. That covers, wars and quakes, what about famine and pestilences that are described in Revelation.
In 2020 there have been numerous reports of locusts destroying farms in Africa and they are heading up to China which will likely lead to famine there as well.
According to wikidiff, there is not much difference between pestilence, plague, and virus. The bubonic plague is “the pestilent disease caused by a virulent bacterium,” while a pestilence is any “epidemic disease that is highly contagious, infectious, virulent and devastating.” We need discuss no further whether the world has been affected by a pestilence in 2020. Are there anymore pestilences expected? Wordreference.com defines this within the meaning of pestilence: “Political corruption is a pestilence in modern society.” Ain’t that the truth. Yes, there could be more than one. Earlier this month, Epoch Times reported that “China Seals Off Village Over Bubonic Plague Death in Inner Mongolia” and sadly there was also a report about it entering the US as early as July 2020. We will likely be wearing masks for some time.
If these then are the “beginning of the sufferings” that Jesus spoke of, what are those sufferings that will befall the world? And what are the remedies that the heavens have revealed to mankind?
Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.Amos 3:7
If this is the tribulation then the sufferings would be found in the seals and the trumpets of Revelation.
Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth; and there were peals of thunder, loud noises, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter. Rev 8:5,7-10
As I start to unveil the remedies that Our Lord and Our Lady have revealed to the prophets, let me reference a good source for anyone on the preparations and remedies during these times.
Although I will be quoting mainly from online sources for the remedies, there is a small book that can be purchased called “Thy Will Be Done” for Catholics, Preparations and Remedies given to us by Our Lord and Mary Our Mother for the End Times. from http://www.stmichaelstore.com/
Some of the medals mentioned below are very powerful medals for spiritual protection. Should you be concerned of being superstitious about Catholic medals? They are sacramentals to be used as “sacred signs instituted by the Church to prepare us to receive the fruit of the sacraments and to sanctify different circumstances of our lives” (CCC, 1677).
Marie-Julie Jahenny was given great insight from the Lord and Our Lady for these times. It’s a long read, over 500 pages, and I’ve attached the scribd copy below. A free PDF download can be found here: https://www.academia.edu/11211343/We_Are_Warned_The_Prophecies_of_Marie_Julie_Jahenny 4
Deadly Plagues pg 574
The only remedy to protect yourself: Swallow a very small piece of paper on which is written: ‘O Jesus, Vanquisher of death, save us! O Crux ave, Spes unica!’
During Great Calamities pg 575
Say the prayer following the cross, (in procession), or, adore the cross you carry: “I salute You, I adore You, I embrace you, O Adorable Cross of My Saviour! Protect us, guard us, save us! Jesus loved you so much! Your Holy image calms my fears, I feel only peace and confidence.”
For farms, (fields, lands) pg 574
Put medals of St. Benedict around the fields, they must be planted in the ground in the form of a cross.
During the Great Storms pg 575
Say: “O Crux, ave, Spes unica! Et Verbum caro factum est. Oh Jesus, Vanquisher of Death, save us!”
Details on the Herbal Remedies pg 578
“You will take the infusion of St. John’s wort (Glechoma hederacea) especially during crisis, sufferings of the chest and violent headaches. Hawthorn (Craetagus oxyacantha) for cholera. For unknown fevers, the humble violet, (viola odorata) the perfume and virtue of humility will have
Special infusion for the hawthorn remedy, also a cure for the unknown malady that will begin with a burning red fever.
It will be horrible. The heat that will accompany it will be a consuming fire, so strong that the affected parts of the body will be of an unbearable redness, (red blotches / patches). After seven days, this malady, like the seed sown in a field, will rise rapidly and make immense progress (i.e. take over the body quickly).
My children, this is the only remedy that can save you: You know the leaves of thorns that grow in almost any hedges (hawthorn). The leaves of this thorn will stop the progress of the disease. You must pick the leaves, not the wood. Even dry, they will retain their effectiveness. Put them in boiling water and leave them there for 14 minutes, covering the container so that the steam remains. When the malady first attacks, you must use this remedy three times a day.
Advice from St. Gregory the Great, Pope pg 578
“What are you to do? Wait, pray, do what God wants. Let us serve God crossing all obscurities that are found in us. Let us serve Him despite all the darkness He makes us walk through. Even when the lights are completely
extinguished in your souls, serve Him all the same, let us always serve Him. Never lose courage, crossing all perils, confronting all dangers. God will fill you with graces and consolations.” (August 19, 1878)
Scapular of Benediction and Protection
Jesus said to Marie-Julie Jahenny: “My children, all souls, all people who possess this scapular, will see their family protected, their home will also be protected, first of all from fires, which will never enter there. This scapular will strike down the ungrateful which blaspheme My Name in the home where it will be displayed. If an impious person enters, they will be so completely struck that their conversion will be close. All those who will carry it will be preserved from thunder, from sudden death and from accidents. During chastisements they will be protected.
Those who will carry it will be sheltered from any danger as though they already possessed Heaven. That this scapular, finally, will be as a lightning rod under which the blows of Just and Divine Wrath will not dwell.
I shall grant great graces to those who desire to be clothed in this Holy Habit.”
To the Priests, Our Lady’s beloved Sons
Earlier in this post it was discussed that the Rosary was an effective weapon during this time based upon the writings of Blessed Maria Taigi of Rome and the Three Days of Darkness. What did Mother Mary tell Fr. Gobbi about praying the Rosary and did she discuss the Tribulation time period?
34: Cenacles of Life with Me – January 17, 1974
The rosary is the weapon that I give to these children of mine to fight the great approaching battles which await them.
275e-f,h,r-s: The Dragon Will Be Shackled – October 7, 1983
Why is the holy rosary so efficacious? Because it is a simple prayer, a humble one, and it forms you spiritually in littleness, in meekness, in simplicity of heart. Satan’s pride will again be conquered by the humility of little ones, and the Red Dragon will find himself decisively humiliated and defeated when I bind him not by a great chain but by a very frail cord: the holy rosary. Today your heavenly Mother asks you to make use of the holy rosary as the most efficacious weapon for fighting in the great battle, under the command of the Woman Clothed with the Sun. Give your support to my invitation; multiply your cenacles of prayer and fraternity; consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart; frequently recite the holy rosary! Then the powerful Red Dragon will be shackled by this chain, and his margin of action will become ever more restricted. In the end he will be left impotent and harmless.
289h-i: Be Converted! – May 13, 1984
Pray more; pray with the holy rosary; pray among yourselves in the cenacles; above all, pray in the family. I want Christian families to return to the practice of praying with me and by means of me, so that they will be saved from the great evils threatening them.
295i: Be My Apostles – September 20, 1984
How great is the work of Masonry and Communism which, in a hidden way, is being carried out for the destruction of my Church, which has always shone forth and flourished in your countries. Respond to these dark attacks by spreading my light everywhere. Give to all the security which I have prepared for you in view of the bloody days which are awaiting you: the refuge of my Immaculate Heart. Fight with prayer and penance; let the rosary be your victorious weapon.
371f: Shed Light Upon the Earth – January 1, 1988
Multiply your cenacles of prayer. Pray more; pray with me; pray, with the recitation of the holy rosary. I desire that Christian families consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart and become cenacles of prayer, of love and of life with me. …
387k-m: The Eyes Raised to Mary – August 31, 1988
The eyes raised to Mary : thus you are being enlightened with the virginal light of my prayer and of my motherly love. Multiply your cenacles of prayer. Always recite the holy rosary. Spread throughout your countries family cenacles, as a remedy for the great evils which are menacing your families with division, divorce, the legitimizing of abortion and all the various means of impeding life. Your prayer must always be oriented to Jesus in the Eucharist. Let it be a prayer of continual adoration, of reparation, of praise and of thanksgiving to the Eucharistic Jesus. May the love and adoration of Jesus present in the Eucharist begin anew to flourish everywhere. The coming of the glorious reign of Christ will coincide with the triumph of the Eucharistic reign of Jesus. Love Jesus; imitate Him; walk along the road of disdain for the world and for yourselves. Let the light of Christ be the only light which illumines you, under the gaze of my motherly and merciful eyes, at the moment when you live through the great tribulation.
392f: This Is Your Hour – October 27, 1988
— Be witnesses of prayer. Pray always; pray more; pray with the holy rosary. Multiply cenacles of prayer, amongst you priests and with the faithful. Above all, spread all about you family cenacles, which are desired by me as a remedy for the great evils which are today threatening the life of Christian families, through the legitimizing of abortion, of divorce, and of all the methods which prevent life.
418e: Only in the Hearts of Little Ones – February 2, 1990
— This response has been made to me by the parish, in all its components: the pastor and the flock entrusted to him. The parish community has consecrated itself to my Immaculate Heart and, each day, gathers together in a cenacle of prayer with me, with the recitation of the holy rosary and prostrating itself in adoration before the Eucharistic Jesus, solemnly exposed on the altar. Thus Jesus is able to release within souls his great power of love and, in this poor and out-of-the-way place, is already bringing about the triumph of his merciful love in the coming of his Eucharistic reign in your midst.
434h: My Greatest Victory – October 7, 1990
The spiritual cenacle of my Immaculate Heart is the refuge into which all of you must enter in order to receive the gift of the second Pentecost. Thus, with the powerful weapon of the holy rosary, you will be able to attain again today my greatest victory in the history of the Church and of all humanity.
479b,n-t: The Angel with the Key and the Chain – October 7, 1992
The rosary is my prayer; it is the prayer which I came down from heaven to ask of you, because it is the weapon which you must make use of, in these times of the great battle, and it is the sign of my assured victory.
The chain, with which the great Dragon is to be bound, is made up of prayer made with me and by means of me. This prayer is that of the holy rosary. A chain has in fact the function of first of all limiting action, then of imprisoning, and finally of making ineffective every activity of the one who has been bound by it.
— The chain of the holy rosary has first of all the function of limiting the action of my Adversary. Every rosary which you recite with me has the effect of restricting the action of the Evil One, of drawing souls away from his pernicious influence, and of giving greater impetus to the expansion of goodness in the life of many of my children.
— The chain of the holy rosary has also the effect of imprisoning Satan, that is, of making his action impotent, and of diminishing and weakening more and more the force of his diabolical power. And so, each rosary which is recited well deals a mighty blow to the power of evil, and it represents one part of his reign which is destroyed.
— The chain of the holy rosary brings about, in the end, the result of making Satan completely harmless. His great power is destroyed. All the evil spirits are cast into the pool of fire and sulfur; the door is shut by me with the key of the power of Christ, and thus they will no longer be able to go out into the world to do harm to souls.
You understand now, my beloved children, why, in these last times of the battle between me, the Woman Clothed with the Sun, and the great Dragon, I am asking you to multiply everywhere the cenacles of prayer, with the recitation of the holy rosary, meditation on my word, and your consecration to my Immaculate Heart. With these, you make it possible for your heavenly Mother to take action in binding Satan, so that I may thus carry out my mission of crushing his head, that is to say, of defeating him once and for all, shutting him up in his abyss of fire and sulfur. The humble and fragile cord of the holy rosary forms the strong chain with which I will take as my prisoner the dark ruler of the world, the enemy of God and of his faithful servants. Thus the pride of Satan will once again be defeated by the power of the little, the humble and the poor.
519b: The Hour of Calvary – May 1, 1994
— The rosary which you recite has a very great power against evil and against the numerous enticements of my Adversary. To the reign of Satan which is spreading, to the slavery of sin which is subjugating many of my children, to evil which is instilling its venom in hearts, to the snares of the Evil One which have become subtle and dangerous, to the powerful force of Freemasonry which has succeeded in insinuating itself everywhere, to the cult of Satan which is spreading, respond with the prayer of the holy rosary. This is my prayer; it is your prayer.
From these references from Mother Mary we see the Rosary is a very important weapon during these times. And we also see that our reciting the Rosary actual infuses a mystical power, if you will, to Our Heavenly Mother to be able to bind and ultimately defeat the enemy, the Satan. The rosary is best led during a family prayer cenacle (like was done in the upper room, Acts 1:12-14).
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away; and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.Acts 1:12-14
See the Publications link below to access a pamphlet that provides instructions on starting a family prayer cenacle. This by far is the most powerful weapon during these times.
There is a Basic Introductory End Times kit that can be purchased from the St Michael Store. You can purchase all the remedies individually, but having a complete set is an ideal way to be prepared.
The Marian Movement of Priests Publications page can be used to purchase the Blue Book to be used for family prayer cenacles. If you are not in a family prayer cenacle, consider starting one and getting the entire family to participate with you. A family that prays together stays together.
- Marie-Julie Jahenny, “The Breton Stigmatist”, Mystics of the Church, https://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2015/07/marie-julie-jahenny-breton-stigmatist.html
- “Is Marie-Julie Jahenny approved?”, https://marie-juliejahenny.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_11.html
- “Thy Will Be Done” for Catholics, Preparations and Remedies given to us by Our Lord and Mary Our Mother for the End Times, http://www.stmichaelstore.com/preprembook.html
- “We Are Warned- The prophecies of Marie-Julie Jahenny” , https://www.academia.edu/11211343/We_Are_Warned_The_Prophecies_of_Marie_Julie_Jahenny, E.A. Bucchianeri
- To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, Marian Movement of Priests, https://mmp-usa.net/publications/