Returning from the Mountain

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Monastery, Pope Michael | 1 comment

Returning from the Mountain
“You are the Church, you Catholic lay people. You must not consider the Church as the pope, the bishops, and the priests, with yourselves as a sort of outer fringe. … You are the Church … just as my hands are my body. … It is only through you that the Church can adapt herself to the changing conditions in the world. Go forth to conquer the world again for Christ.” Pope Pius XI.
How do we re-Christianize the world? We must first re-Christianize ourselves. We cannot hope to re-Christianize the world while we live by the pagan maxims of the world. We must pull down our pagan idols and replace them with Christian symbols. We can’t judge by worldly maxims, but must judge all in the light of faith. We have the teachings of the Church readily available to us, let us immerse ourselves in them. In coming weeks We will apply these teachings to various important subjects raised today.
Today, though, We are returning from the mountain where We retired to pray. We have plotted Our course forward towards the universal conversion. This weekly blog is only part of that plan.
At the beginning of this month a man approached us with a plan. Soon two others joined with him. On February 2, 2013 we will open a monastery in Atchison, Kansas. We will follow the Carmelite spirit of Saint Teresa of Jesus and her ‘little way’. This is most appropriate for several reasons. First Mary appeared to Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia as Our Lady of Mount Carmel on October 13, 1917 during the miracle of the sun. Lucia became a Carmelite in 1948 and remained so until her death in about 1959. Saint Dominic said: “One day, Brother Angelus, to your Order of Carmel the Most Blessed Virgin Mary will give a devotion to be known as the Brown Scapular, and to my Order of Preachers she will give a devotion to be known as the Rosary. And one day, through the rosary and the scapular, she will save the world.” The Brown Scapular is Carmelite and symbolic of Elias’ cloak which he left when the fiery chariot took him away three millenia ago. Elias and Eliseus founded the Carmelites. They Carmelites came off of Mount Carmel on the first Pentecost to joint he Church and to return and support the Church with their prayers and penances. Finally we were elected on July 16, 1990, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
More information and spiritual conferences will be posted in a section for the monastery.

One Comment

  1. That’s a smart way of thkiinng about it.

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