The demons of the air, together with the Antichrist, will work great wonders on the earth and in the air, and men will become ever more perverted. God will take care of His faithful servants and mend of good will; the Gospel will be preached everywhere, all peoples and all nations will have knowledge of the Truth.
I address a pressing appeal to the earth: I call upon the true disciples of the God living and reigning in the heavens; I call upon the true imitators of Christ made man, the one true Savior of men; I call upon my children, my true devotees, those who have given themselves o me so that I may lead them to my Divine Son, those whom I bear as it were in my arms, those who have lived in my spirit; finally, I call upon the Apostles of the Latter Times, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in contempt of the world and of themselves, in poverty and humility, in contempt and silence, in prayer and mortification, in chastity and in union with God, in suffering, and unknown to the world. It is time for them to emerge and come enlighten the earth. Go, show yourselves to be my dear children; I am with you and in you, provided your faith is the light enlightening you in these evil times. May your zeal make your famished for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. Do battle, children of light, you, the few who see thereby; fir the time of times, the end of ends, is at hand.
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980
I have posted a similar question on another forum which hsd 40 views but no reply:
How does one square up the weeping Blessed Virgin Mary at La Salette ( or sorrowful in other apparitions) with the fact that she is glorious and joyful in Heaven and is the Queen of Heaven and Earth?
Our Blessed Mother is glorious and joyful. The sorrowful apparitions, in my opinion, are necessary for the messages to be understood by the simple, child-like souls. In fact these souls are usually the ones who take action (Vandeans, Cristeros), while we, who consider ourselves "educated" people, waste time in rationalizations. When we humble ourselves to be like children, these things are easier to understand.
Thank you for this explanation. Yes, and also furthermore, Our Lord Himself has told us that we must be child-like. Things are getting desperate for (some of us) Traditional Catholics. One website has actually pushed the start of the Crisis to the era of all the popes after PIUS IX.
"The inner life of another that is known to God alone becomes to a much less degree open to us through friendship. It partially fills the desire of our incomplete, lonely hearts for completeness in another. Friendship brings out the best in a person through forgetfulness of self." - St. Thomas Aquinas