Faith is greater than Obedience - Part I
Handwriting of Albert Drexel (in original German text only):
In the face of death, Professor Albert Drexel wrote down these last lines, a moving confirmation that he had borne the difficulties of the Church in expiation until his agony of death.
A Description of the Early Morning of the First Friday of November, 1922
In the spring of 1921, Bishop Sigismund Waitz of InnsbruckFeldkirch had called, asking me if I would be willing to go as chaplain to Batschuns near Rankweil, to build a church for the mountain parish situated at a great distance, because several of the parishioners would have to walk over an hour to the parish church of Rankweil. For a long time, funds had existed for the building of a church, but they had become almost worthless because of the inflation after World War I. Therefore, the labor had to be done by the people themselves and by alms, as well as begging outside the village and the neighborhood. I said “yes” to the Reverend Bishop.
When I arrived in the village, I asked the children and the sick to pray for this purpose. First of all a church building committee was formed, whose members, the little mountain farmers, had no idea about how to build a church without money. I started to collect natural things in the village and country, and I auctioned them. From this came the first building funds. I also was looking in the village for young men and grown ups to help in digging the foundation and the building material. The donations of money collected in the province of Voralberg, in Switzerland and even in Holland, made it possible to have the raw construction of the church ready in 1922. But there was no money left for the interior of the church, the pastor's house, the cemetery, and the bells of the tower. The funds were exhausted. During the passing weeks of October to November of 1922, I had again collected in the province of Voralberg, partly natural things as well as contributions of money. It was not much. I finished the collecting of alms on Thursday before the first Friday, in the Grosswalsertal Valley. It was evening and already dark. I went on foot along the road of the long valley in order to reach the last night train. After a walk of about four hours, I arrived at the station of LudeschThüringen. I waited a short time until I could get on the night train to Feldkirch-Rankweil. In Rankweil, I still had to face a long way to go, and at the end, to climb the mountain road. After three-quarters of an hour, I arrived at the chaplain's house vis-a-vis the old “Marian Help” chapel.
My parents, who lived with me, were still up; my mother was especially worried. I tried to calm and console her, and I took a little coffee and bread that she urged me to take; afterwards, my parents went to bed. I myself went into my room upstairs and sank down very tired on the old couch, meditating and looking at the red lamp that my mother placed and lit before the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the first Friday. What I brought home from the collection was little, and would only last for a short time to help in the building of the church. I was so exhausted and tired, and left with such little strength, that the only solution to my dilemma that I could see was to stop building. I was bitter, and my health had greatly suffered. It must have been a little past midnight when I felt very discouraged and miserable, and I called out loudly three times toward the statue of the Heart of Jesus: “Savior, I can do no more!” And then the great miracle happened.
Hardly had I spoken my third lament, when the room suddenly lit up. I did not see the lamp, nor the statue, nor anything else in the room any more – but only the figure of Jesus, with extended but half-lowered arms, and He said mildly, but distinctly to me: “I am with you. You shall finish My dwelling place. I shall come again every time in the night of the graces of My Heart, but not because of the dwelling place of stone” (the half-finished church). “You shall build on the dwelling place of My Church, because many enemies will try to threaten and destroy her. Pray!” I was speechless, and tried to look at the light and stammered weakly: “Savior, how can I do so?” “You shall not be alone; pray!” I heard these words distinctly. In the room, it was dark again as before. There was a knocking at the door. It was my mother. She must have heard my voice. She entered and said to me with a begging voice: “Albert, please go to bed; you are so very pale!” I said only, “Yes, mother, I will! Everything is fine. You too must go to bed!” She hesitated a bit, worried, looking as if wanting to question me, but she kept silent. Albert Drexel
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of March 6, 1970
Did I not tell you that you still have to do some work – work that needs time? The first task is the work that you have undertaken, namely, to glorify My Virgin Mother Mary. By the providence of My Heavenly Father, you received an assistant worthy of the special love of the Queen of Heaven and earth. It also pleased Me that you have been busy in finding a suitable book cover for this special work. A special blessing shall be given to this work,* to its increasing distribution, and to its effect on the faithful in my one and true Church. Severe trials are trying My Church. But I shall strengthen My visible representative in Rome, and I shall arm him with wisdom and firmness, even against bishops. Not only priests, but also bishops come under the influence of the spirit of the time, by neglect and violation of their duties; they even try to usurp similar power that belongs only to the successor of the Holy Apostle Peter. Therefore, it is necessary that men and women fight and pray indefatigably and imperturbably, defending and clinging to the faith, making sacrifices, and maintaining in this way hope, trust and confidence among the faithful and in the people. Did I not praise the blessed ones who suffer persecution for the sake of justice? (Mt. 5:10). Have I not said: He who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in Heaven? (Mt. 10:32) Now is the time that needs confessors! Now is the time that needs souls filled with the holy fire of faith, pupils of the Holy Church, who follow the Lamb throughout the world, strong, clear and pure, and hasten to meet the victory of the Apocalyptic Woman under the guidance of the holy angels, in spite of the masses of the tepid, the satiated, the lazy, the cowards, the rotten, the barren, the deceivers, and the deceived.* New edition of the Mystical City of God, by Mary of Agreda.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of July 3, 1970
Be in good spirit, and do not let yourself be discouraged by the unrest and attempted demolition of My Church, and also by the subversion of the order of the world! It is true that Satan and his demoniacal powers are in action as never before, in the history of mankind and the Church! But through the influence of God and the action of the Holy Ghost, is not a work created, which, more than any other work, calls upon the help of the angels, the supernatural powers, and the good spirits? This work is of Divine origin! May all the faithful of My Church walk in peace and with firmness towards the future. Satan will rage, and his best helpers are the priests who had fallen away, interiorly and exteriorly, from faith and their consecration. Mary Immaculate, never touched by sin, shall be victorious.
Although My flock that follows Me and My cross, and that is faithful and with love believes in the holy presence of My Body and Blood, may become smaller, faith and prayer, the profession of faith and hope, and the love of truth, shall triumph in the end. The storms may rage! In nature they can crack rocks and burst dams, but God is all powerful; truth is stronger; grace richer and more abundant; and therefore, the rock that I have founded shall last until the end! Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of August 7, 1970 I have spoken to you about the holy angels and I tell you: This work is a work of the providence of My heavenly Father, and is for the salvation of My Church of Rome, of the present and the coming great confusion, unrest and destruction.
The makers of mischievousness in the Church started with My priests who are the blessed servants and shepherds of My Church; and by priests who belong spiritually to this work the Church shall be saved. This work has its origin in Heaven! And because of the denial of Heaven and the supernatural which are the miracle of grace, they deify nature; therefore, it is My special will that the writing you have done concerning the greatest heresy of the present time and also its orginator, must appear in print and spread all over. * * Rev. Drexel's writing about Teilhard de Chardin, A New Prophet?
The demolition of My one and true Church has not come to an end yet, and will continue. The danger and destruction will increase until the day on which My visible Vicar in Rome shall speak the word of decision. Until that day, the poison of corruption and unhindered confusion will do its destruction. Therefore, all of you continue to pray with great trust in the interceding power of My virginal Mother Mary, because by the grace of the Holy Trinity, She was made conqueror of Satan and his demonic hordes and of his human servants and helpers. So many of the faithful turned away from this wonderful Mother Mary, under the influence of unfortunate priests who became disloyal servants of God; this will be not only their ruin, but also the ruin of the virtues of humility, purity, and reverence in their lives. These poor, deceived and betrayed creatures abandon and forget the Heavenly Father openly and in their hearts, and through whom I have taught the world and men to pray.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of September 4, 1970
More and more priests turn away from My Virgin Mother Mary, and innumerable faithful follow the seduction of disloyal sons of the Church, and are in great danger of being lost for all eternity. But on the other hand, is it not a sign of the mysterious work of the Holy Ghost, when many of the faithful and other religious denominations turn to Mary and contribute to her glorification? Ardent prayers are rising hourly from shrines of the holy Virgin and Mother to Heaven. Prayers said in the spirit of reparation and with truth, even at such places, are pleasing to God. Yes, it may happen that such prayers in such places are finding help and hearing.
The Heavenly Father looks into the heart, and the Spirit of God breathes where He wills. (Jn. 3:8). Consider that the miracles happening within a soul are greater than the visible ones on the body of man. Never before have prayers, sacrifices and atonement been so very necessary as at this time, now and in the coming one. Never before since the time of My apostles and disciples has the Church been in greater danger. And it is because the enemies of the Church are within, and their work of destruction is done under the appearance and in the name of good. Among My apostles a traitor was found. Now they have increased. The poison of heresy is instilled into the hearts of the ones who prepare to become priests.
Woe to this time, where unworthy servants wrongly seize the Holy – they make themselves guilty of horrible sacrileges. Indeed, they will not be able to overpower My Church in serving hell, because it is My Church, but great confusion will invade the Church, and the faithful will suffer persecution. The number of the faithful shall become small, but their fearless profession of the faith shall shine like a light in the world, and will be blessed by the power and the grace of the triune God. The Eucharistic sacrifice shall be celebrated in private homes, in places where the temple of God has been desecrated. Know, but know: Mary, who had been slandered and forsaken by disloyal men, shall lead the loyal faithful under special protection to victory. Pray! Pray with trust in the power of the holy angels, who everywhere, full of light, counteract the plans of Satan and his helpers.
Words of the Savior in the early Morning of October 2, 1970
Did I not tell you on the first night of grace and My apparition: You shall not be alone? At that time, the work I spoke about was still in the future, but is it not written in Holy Scripture: In the sight of God a thousand years are as one day? (Psalm 89:4) Now that My church is afflicted and subdued from within, and so many of the faithful suffer a dangerous confusion, now the time has arrived when a combat has to be started in word and writing, where the numerous sufferings and nagging doubts and bitterness of the righteous have to be softened, clarified, and healed. The greatest danger for the Church comes from My servants the priests, who bear on their exterior appearance the name of My Church, but who have fallen away within, worshipping false, deceptive, and sensual love.
And since their work and word became false, they are only servants of Satan, who is the father of lies. And since all lies are of short duration, their sins shall also be revealed by Divine Justice and terribly requited in body and soul. But all who are firm and loyal in faith and in the love of My Cross and of My Eucharistic presence should remember, in the hour of unrest and loneliness, that they have an invisible assistant, namely an angel, who was given to them by the Heavenly Father. He is stronger than the bad spirit; he is not only a protector, but a guide and more powerful than the tempter, whether it is a fallen angel or a disloyal priest.
Therefore, it is not accidental that in this time in which the diabolical spirits go about on earth, finding visible helpers in the consecrated servants of God, that the Holy Ghost has conferred a world of angels upon men. God is wonderful in His saints, (Psalm 67:36), but even more wonderful in His angels. Saint Michael, who was destined by God to overthrow Lucifer and his cohorts, is the special protector and patron of My Church. Saint Joseph, to whom My earthly life was entrusted, is also the protector of My Church and of My mystical body. But Saint Michael, from the kingdom of the invisible spirtis, is the guardian angel of My Church. It has been a mistake, therefore, to omit the prayer to him. He who honors the angels and saints, honors God, because they are God's friends and are of grace. Whoever denies the invisible creation of God, contradicts the revelation of God, loses the help and power of the holy angels, and delivers himself up to the power of the demons. The angels and saints are mighty by the power of the triune God, but above them stands one creature without stain in soul, perfect in body and soul, and of sublime and divine beauty. This creature is My Virgin Mother Mary. Whoever loves My Mother shall undoubtedly be saved! With the love you give to Her, I measure My love to you. For this reason, I bless you from the love of My Heart.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of November 6, 1970
May My divine blessing go to your dwelling place and to your mutual apostolate. This apostolate serves first of all to glorify and recognize My Virgin Mother in this time; therefore, it conquers My love in a special way. It is the time when many Christians, members of My one and true Church, forget, deny, and reject their heavenly Mother, and therefore become disloyal to Her; whoever becomes guilty of disloyalty does not belong to My Church. Among the rebels, one can find more and more of the consecrated servants of the Church. These are the ones who make themselves guilty of the sin of Judas, who gave Me with his kiss not love, but the greatest pain. And because of the shepherds who were appointed to their office and who became weak, the truly faithful have to supplement with their prayers, their struggles, and sufferings what these priests have neglected and missed.
Therefore, I look with great compassion upon the praying people and the victim souls. Their suffering is great in their heart, but magnificent and beautiful shall be the love that is awaiting them at the threshold of eternity. Their number is yet small, but is growing each day. Among them are some full of zeal for God, and who value good deeds more than worldly possessions.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of December 4, 1970
Receive My blessings for the work you are doing with great devotion and love, and that is dedicated to My Virgin Mother Mary and to Me. The present time has become difficult and grave, because man wants to build up the future without God, and has turned away from the reverence practiced in the past. Man does not value graces any more, but favors of the world; he does not honor the Immaculate, but pays homage to the sin of impurity and is unfaithful to the angels, and in this way falls into the hands of demons.
Indeed such people have existed at all times; but that the consecrated servants of the altar walk the path of corruption, taking with them entrusted souls, that is a sure sign and the beginning of a terrible affliction and trial that has entered My Church. At the end of this trial, the desertion of many of them will be made known, so that the loyal faithful may recognize the danger and join closely together. Then shall My Church newly arise. From the altars and from My presence a new fire will spread, and My presence in the white Host which shall become the heart of My Church, of the faith, and of the one true religion. But before then, all who had been firm and faithful shall again, and in a new light, understand that the path to the altars and to My Heart leads through Mary, the Mother of the Church and My Mother. Therefore, it is understandable that the providence of the Heavenly Father had chosen human help to let the books of revelations of My holy daughter Mary of Agreda newly arise, for the glorification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I bless them and the work, so that it may continue to endure and to be eternally realized and perfected beyond this world – because My word and My blessing are infallible.
Words of the Savior in the early Morning of January 1, 1971
I bless you in the dwelling place of your mutual apostolate. May the blessing accompany you this year, that begins with your works and task.
A special task is to prepare and open the path for men to the work of the glorification of My Virgin Mother Mary; but do not do it overzealously, but with tranquility and trust, because it is a work that is permanent. A dark cloud lingers over My holy Church. The confusion is growing; more and more priests become unfaithful to their vocation, to their mission and grace. And this is the reason why many of My parishes will be without a pastor, and that the churches will be without the Blessed Sacrament, and the lonely ones without consolation. Many souls will starve; there will be unfaithfulness in marriages and nations without peace.
But the ones who believe and love their faith shall not waver or fall into despair, because the greater the danger is, the greater shall be the outpouring of graces. As the bad spirits on earth rage more, the better the power of the angels shall become evident; the more desertion and confusion threaten, the more the strength and work of the faithful will shine; the more My Virgin Mother Mary is set aside and deserted, the more She will reveal Her power as Virgin and Mother; the more My most holy presence in the Eucharist is disregarded, even dishonored and profaned, the greater shall My presence inflame the faithful and purify and strengthen them. It will be a time of darkness, and at the same time of light. While the fruit of the wicked and godless ends in corruption, the fruit of the faithful shall blossom into a purer and more beautiful Church. Hail to those who understand the hour and who remain in My love, confess My Mother, follow the path of the saints, and who confide in the guidance of the angels; these faithful shall shine in the darkness, shall not waver in assault, and shall not crumble in trials.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of February 5, 1971
The distress in My true Church has increased. Satan, the originator of evil, tempts and misuses more and more of My consecrated servants of the Church as living instruments of destruction and confusion. The number of priests who exteriorly or interiorly, preserve faith and respect the holy liturgy decreases, and many who are called, are fed with the poison of heresy. In many holy places the horror of devastation reigns, and the spirit of a cold, empty, and arrogant mind robs the sanctuary of beauty, and deprives heart and soul of warmth. Woe to those who destroy the faith of people with false doctrines, and who abandon the saints and the altars, and put the idol of man in the place of God.
Many of the faithful are almost losing courage and are on the way to becoming weak and despondent, because of the grave affliction that has entered My Church. To them I say: Is it not something great and of grace to suffer for the sake of My name and for the honor of My Virgin Mother Mary, to fight courageously and to be victorious over the enemies of faith? Who accompanied Me on the way to Golgotha? Indeed it was the road of disgrace, but at the same time also the road to victory over death, hell, and the demons. It would be a victory of Satan if the good people became timid, discouraged, and despondent.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of March 5, 1971
Again I bless you: Do not be discouraged by the present internal and external oppression of My Church. It is from within that the servants of God have become unfaithful to their vocation and their grace. I said once to Pilate: Those who have delivered Me to you have the greater guilt. (Jn. 19:11)
Today, when so many Catholics abandon their faith and turn their backs to the truth and Biblical revelation, listening to false teaching and joining false prophets – there the same word that I mentioned above applies to these unfortunates, and I repeat: Those who have delivered you to infidelity and error have the greater guilt!
And these are the priests and theologians, as they call themselves, priests who have abandoned and betrayed Me, and who are still persecuting Me. Their number increases. In vain, more and more of the faithful are looking for a true servant of God. Scripture says: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb. 10:31) Indeed, terrible shall be the judgment of God for such priests and false teachers, who turned from faithful leaders into seducers and still continue to do so. Never, since I visibly walked among men, have the troubles of My one and true Church been so great as at this present time – and the distress is still growing. Nevertheless, do not despair!…even if the flock of which I, as Divine and Good Shepherd, spoke becomes very small. The Church I have founded on Peter and which I compared to the rock shall neither be destroyed from the outside nor from within. But you, and all who have been given to you by the Father, continue to work for the Church, for the faith, and for souls. The ones who are helping you shall harvest blessings for their good deeds, and this blessing cannot be compared to anything in this world.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of April 2, 1971
In the present and also the future, the powers of hate, lies, and darkness are working to destroy, abandon, deny, and attack the order of God and faith in revelations, the commandments of the Creator, the way to the truth, the mystery of My love, and the effect of the graces of the Holy Ghost. May you and all children of God realize that the time of the Antichrist has begun.
How long this time shall last will be according to the will of the Father and His eternal wisdom, and will be concealed from men. But everyone well-disposed and true to the faith should remember that above all happenings there is God, and that power has been given to the most wonderful of all creatures, My Virgin Mother Mary, and also to Saint Michael, who by the power of God cast Lucifer and his cohorts into the eternal abyss – and remember that the angels as heavenly powers assist man, invisible in this time and in this world.
The time of Antichrist is also the time of the greatest development of the power of the heavenly spirits. But above all heavenly spirits is the Apocalyptic Woman. No one is able to understand how very much the Son of God loves His Immaculate Mother, but also how much I love the ones who contribute to the glorification of My Mother! When I give a special blessing and promise to some people, it happens because of the love and deeds these people offer to My heavenly Mother. This special blessing continues to be effective until eternal life. From this, you may see how great it is in the eyes of God concerning love and faithfulness to Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of May 7, 1971
Do not be worried and discouraged by the time of apostasy, even if it is threatening a whole country! Again I tell you: the time of Antichrist has begun. The Antichrist is not Satan, nor a single person. The Antichrist is the Church of the world, the society that has detached itself from God and My Gospel, – it is the antichurch of those who have given themselves to the world, and who do not want to know about the cross and about grace. As true Christians know, adore and love Me as their God and Savior, so do the godless worship the world and man. Their idol is not Satan, in whom they do not believe, but man, who has made himself into a god. Antichrist is the world detached from God.
My greatest sorrow is that so many who call themselves Christians abandon Me; more and more priests become unfaithful to the Gospel, and do not only throw away their priestly dress, but also abandon their vows. Instead of leading the children to Me, little by little they instill the poison of unbelief into their hearts. Instead of teaching and inflaming young people who prepare for the priesthood with the cross and graces and prayer, they fill their spirit and heart with godless teachings and with the weeds of a false freedom and a sinful sensuality. Instead of preaching the Gospel and showing them the way to the commandments of God and the graces of My redemption, they speak about the hollow wisdom of false prophets and the falsehood of pride in their presumption. All this is the living Antichrist, who stands in opposition to Me, the Christ, to My Church and her visible head of Rome; but at the last Lucifer and his cohorts shall end in the eternal abyss.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of June 4, 1971
In the hour of My special grace, I had spoken before about the Antichrist; hear what I tell you now! Numerous people shall turn away from My one and true Church, because they have lost faith in the triune God, and have been misled and blinded by wicked priests and teachers. These proud and disloyal ones speak about a religion without the supernatural, without mystery and prayer. They speak only about man and no longer about God! They turn upside down and give authority to love of neighbor, but forget, lose, and deny love toward God with outrageous presumption. They try to found a new church, in which the world and man mean everything – and God and Heaven nothing. Such a human church knows neither the angels nor Satan, because of its denial of pure spirits; therefore, they lose the protection of those good spirits, and become susceptible to the plans and work of the wicked spirits. This human church is in contradiction to the Church I founded, and which began with My apostles and is legitimately guided by the successor of Peter. That human church, which is not a religion and that cannot be called a religion at all, is the Antichrist. In this church, sin and sensuality reign. In this church, Heaven and hell are denied. This church puts pride on the throne and rejects humility. In this church, divine order is subverted and has opened the door to chaos.
In this church, God is replaced by the idol 'man.' In this church, the pictures of saints are banned and destroyed and substituted with false prophets. In the place of the Immaculate resides the Babylonian harlot. In this church, the dwelling place of God becomes a temple of sacrileges. But the faithful and loyal Christians follow the call of the Queen of heaven, who gave birth to Me, the Christ, and who leads man to Me, the Christ. Therefore, the ones I have blessed shall remain blessed because of their zeal and love for Mary, the Apocalyptic Woman.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of July 2, 1971
May the love and blessings of My Heart come over you and your home in the midst of a time which is the most difficult since the founding of My Church and the days of My apostles and disciples. In the bosom of My Church, My own sons, the consecrated priests, have rebelled and have become not only enemies, but also traitors, as My Vicar of Rome has openly remarked. These disloyal priests have left the path of the faith and have put human pride in place of the revelation of God; they have replaced it with the wicked misuse of the gifts of freedom and the thought and structure of their own spirit, that they may be praised and loved by the world.
Oh, what fools they are, who not only sell their own soul to Satan, but who become seducers of the faithful and thus sin against the Holy Ghost. These confusers and seducers speak and write much about a new church, of a church that is no longer a religion, but is purely human. I tell you: This is the church of Antichrist. Yes, this church is indeed the Antichrist, the living Antichrist. The founders and followers of this false church are in the service of Satan. In this new church, belief in Me is broken. In this new church, My Eucharistic presence is not the heart and the center. In this new church, there is no longer the written revelation of God, the Holy Bible, but the books of a false knowledge that is praised and is put into the hands of Christians to mislead them. In this new church, there is not any more Mary, My Virgin Mother, the Mother of the faithful. This new church is fatherless and motherless, because even the Heavenly Father is denied, and as they say, replaced by earthly progress. In this new church, the saints of My only one and true Church are forgotten, and their pictures thrown out and destroyed. In this newchurch, the Holy Spirit illumines, warms and acts no more, but the frail and mortal spirit of man, who became the idol. In this new church, grace does not count, but in its place steps socalled technology, that is the dream and fake opinion and falsehood of a new world. In this new church, their prophets do not speak any more of sin and judgment, of hell and Heaven, but of the coming Paradise on earth. In this new church, one can no longer find the cross of My redemption which is salvation, but their happiness lies in sensuality. This new church is the living Antichrist, the real Babylonian harlot, as My disciple and apostle John has written in the Apocalypse.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of August 6, 1971
My special blessing and My grace be with you and your work, that you do together with others and that is manifold. The second task of your apostolate is: to give word and action, consolation, enlightenment, and advice to the hard-pressed and searching souls, both interiorly and exteriorly, whose faith is brought into confusion by false prophets and apostate theologians. There is still an increase of spiritual need and uncertainty in My one and true Church. Therefore it is My will that you continue to be a defender of the faith and of the Church, because of the danger and threat of the enemies within. Never will My one and true Church be destroyed, but in numerous people and faithful Christians, their belief will be extinguished. Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of September 3, 1971 My blessings go to you and to your endeavors and work! Now, since the work* is published that you began several years ago, in order to honor My Virgin Mother Mary, you have found new people to help you; let them know: This greatest and most beautiful Marian work can only be understood by deeply faithful Marian people, and from such souls the spirit of love, fervor, and devotion to Mary will pour out like a channel of graces into the hearts and life of the present and coming age. Has not My daughter Teresa, a Doctor of the Church, said: 'I would be happy in my conscience, to have brought even only one human soul closer to God.'
* The Mystical City of God, by Mary of Agreda.
Now, in this time in which the need and uncertainty of My one and true Church and her visible head increases, you should maintain holy confidence and the unbroken will to pray, to sacrifice, and to work for the victory of this Church. The sign and the heavenly confirmation of it is the Apocalyptic Woman, the chosen creature of the Heavenly Father, my Virgin Mother, the Immaculate Bride of the Holy Ghost. But the many persons who are working on the destruction of the Church, are the deceived and the disappointed. To work on the destruction of the Church is a fruitless undertaking, but a madness and a terrible sin. Those who do so, work in truth at their own destruction, and go toward eternal damnation.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of October 1, 1971
My blessing be with you and your mutual work! It is good that you start your daily concerns with a special prayer to Saint Michael for the happy completion of an intention. The devotion to this leader of the good spirits has a special power in the present and coming time, which is threatening the Church and confusing the faithful. It is the time in which religion is withdrawing in many places into houses and living quarters and into the womb of the family; it is also the time when the faith of the good and faithful must be confessed openly and without fear, with the courage of the martyrs, because more and more, true and genuine Catholic piety is exposed to the folly and persecution of the world, and to tepid and cold priests. Increasingly, what is occurring is the separation of the spirits; in an uncanny manner, the chaff is going to be separated from the wheat. Many are falling away from the Church and from faith in revelation, and many more shall fall.
The time will come when there will be many places with a flock without a shepherd, or wicked shepherds will destroy the sanctuary. In the hour of redemption at Golgotha, I said these words: Behold your Mother! These words were of significance at the hour of My bloody, redemptive death, and not only meant for My Apostle John, but also for man, until the end of time. For this My Virgin Mother should be the Mother of all those who listen to My name, in order to be filled with the spirit of My example. That consecrated priests of the one and true Church deny and reject this Mother, is their horrible curse and the beginning of their own and eternal rejection. Great and inextinguishable is instead My grace for those who, out of love for this Mother, contribute with fervor, so that She will be loved also by others.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of November 5, 1971
Where do so many, so very many, of My consecrated servants go? They have repudiated the cross; they have lost reverence of faith in My presence in the tabernacle, and have separated from My Virgin Mother Mary, who is the Mother of priests and Mother of the Church. This is the threefold desertion, the threefold error, and the threefold disaster, that, like a sinister burden, oppresses their interior – an offence from which they cannot get away. Woe to the hardening of their hearts! Only the prayers of victim souls are able to turn them away from the path of eternal damnation; otherwise, they will fall, under their own stubborn will.
This is the sickness of My Church, that shows that good pastors are in the minority. Many of My chosen servants let themselves be influenced by false teachers, and become weak in faith and in the matter of humility, that has been the foundation in the lives of the saints. Only praying, suffering, sacrificing and fighting souls are the instruments of guidance and influence of the Holy Ghost! I bless everyone for whom you have implored in this hour of grace.
Words of the Savior in the early Morning of December 3, 1971
My blessing to all of you for the purpose of a special grace. This work has a special mission for the world, which is sick and shaken by fever, because of the raging, evil spirits, and demons who are warring against Christ and the Church, and because of Satan who found accomplices in the midst of the Church, and even consecrated servants of the altar, who turned their service into the service and plans of Satan. But the greatest pain to My Heart was given by those who should be shepherding the faithful – and these are the bishops, who have become silent, indifferent and cowardly. Not only a few, but many of them, are afraid of men and are removed from the fear of God.
This is the reason why the wolves could break into the flock, bringing such confusion and devastation and destruction upon the Church. Indeed, they try to wreck and smash at the rock of My Church, but millions of souls, of immortal souls, become lost. For these souls, those apostate shepherds and tepid bishops must render an account before My eternal judgment! Once I wept over Jerusalem and over the people of this city and over their priests and high-priests; and still their sin was not as great as the sin of those who, in the Church of today, instead of being leaders become seducers, instead of shepherds become mercenaries, instead of counselors become traitors.
Certainly there are also true shepherds of souls and also vigilant bishops, who stand with firmness and charity in accordance with the successor of Peter. But My son Paul sees and feels pain and sorrow, when daily, many consecrated souls leave the Church by turning to the world for pleasure and enjoyment. Many brides of Christ have turned away from Me, their Bridegroom, and have abandoned the road of humility, and let themselves be governed by the sin of pride. But all of you, guard your souls with the grace of faith in this hour, and fight for this faith!
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of January 7, 1972
I give you My blessing in this special hour of grace. Trust in the love from My Heart, because My special blessing and the light of the Holy Ghost shall reign in this year and over all of you. Therefore, do not let yourselves be oppressed by the apostasy and heresy of many. All those will crumble in their own sin, and becoming unhappy in their inner soul, they will come back to Me – or perish eternally. Tremendously great is their sin. They make the temple of God into a desert of stones. They ban My Eucharistic presence from the eyes of the people and away from the center of the sanctuary. For them, the lamp forgotten before My tabernacle is no longer the symbol of love of My mystical living with men. They no longer genuflect before the Almighty and before the Blessed Sacrament; they run to the holy meal as to the tables of earthly pleasures. They no longer know the time of prayer, but they run, full of lust and nonsense, after the amusements of a godless world. They have thrown away the images of saints and friends of God, and they want the spirit of the saints to be forgotten in the hearts of the people. They no longer mention and honor the most holy creature of the Father, Mary, and they therefore become motherless Christians.
The meaning of sacrifice became foreign to them, and they do not wish to know about expiation and repentance. They live as if sin did not exist, and thus sink deeper and deeper into their vices-- far away from God. They distort and falsify the word of God as it is written and transmitted in Holy Scripture, under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. With this they make themselves guilty of terrible lies, and thereby become the murderers of immortal souls. This is My lamentation; it is also a shocking accusation. But the good people should not be fainthearted and should never despair. They will grow in My love with the grace of interior peace. Therefore, you do not implore Me in vain in the hour of My grace!
Words of the Savior in the early Morning of February 4, 1972
I bless you in this hour of grace, and also I bless the work for which you have been appointed by the providence of the Father. Listen to My will: The book that you have undertaken to write is, at this moment, your task and My joy; it will give support and light to the faithful, threatened by confusion, and will serve for the faith of the one true Church. My blessing shall accompany this book on the path to men. Therefore, keep away from exterior diversions, but not from souls with great inner need. The oppression of the faithful is great. Never in the history of My holy Church has this inner distress so grown!
The suffering of the good people is for them to see how Satan and his invisible demons are finding more and more tools in fallen-away priests, who are becoming unfaithful to their consecration. Monks leave their cells to speak openly against the faith, the Church, and My Vicar in Rome. Their work is murdering souls, more terrible and more sinister than killing the body, to which the godless world now is a daily witness. I do not tell you all this so that the good and faithful people of God may grow afraid and lose courage and happiness. But the more the enemies of God, the confusers, and destroyers lift up their head and sharpen their tongue, the more should all who love Me and have been and still are faithful to Me and to My Virgin Mother Mary, become confessors of the faith and of the truth, knowing that God is above everything; knowing that I am living in the Blessed Sacrament in the midst of them, and I am present; knowing that the Immaculate is the interceding power and conqueror of Satan and his cohorts; knowing that myriads of angels work invisibly in the whole world; knowing that there are many people who are faithful to God, sons and daughters of the Heavenly Mother, who pray, sacrifice, atone, and fight. Their portion in this world is interior peace, a good conscience,and the joy of honoring God, for they will certainly be the love of My Heart. To them Mary, the holy Virgin and Mother, looks down protectfully and blesses them.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of March 3, 1972
With the providence of the Heavenly Father, may a blessing come over you, My son, and upon the work that is your apostolate and that is given to you. Now, since your work of Faith went into printing, do everything possible to diffuse both books, because both books in their nature have a mission to fulfill, because of the situation in our time, a time as never before, which is leading down to the abyss. The battle with Satan and his helpers, invisible and visible, is directed against the thrice-holy God; it is a battle in which unfaithful, fallen-away priests are becoming apt assistants of Satan. They no longer acknowledge the Father as Creator, but boast with wicked arrogance of creating a more complete world by their own power, and they say the most terrible words ever thought and spoken: 'God is dead!' The same apostates wish to despoil Christ, the Son of God, of His deity and to make Him a mere man, a 'reformer,' to degrade Him to a 'revolutionary,' the greatest lie ever spoken and written down! In their madness, those apostates put their own spirit in the place of the Holy Ghost, and make knowledge an idol of their own by giving their soul to the prince of this world, who is laughing at them.
However, what is more shocking is: God laughs at them, as it is written in Scripture (Psalm 2:4; 37:13; Proverbs 1:26). Because of all these sacrileges, many good-minded people believe that a catastrophe will fall upon the world and upon humanity, and they speak about it. But in Scripture it is written: No one, no living creature, knows the day nor the hour. (Mt. 24:36) Before this happens, the work of the apostates, the plans of the godless, and the powers of hell shall be utterly destroyed before all eyes. In their weakness and upon the ruins of their sin and apostasy, they shall recognize it too late, and therefore will cry out: Woe to us who wanted to be like God! But you should know that the judgment of God still lies in the distance, and that before the catastrophe, the godless, the apostates, and false prophets will prepare their own doom. I let this be known to the good people who are given to you and your apostolate by holy providence, as helpers and selected friends.
You should also know that the veneration of the holy angels is very great before the triune God. They are the unseen army that is fighting from heaven with the faithful of God. The consecration to them is a great grace. No day shall pass without your remembering your heavenly assistants and guardians.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of April 7, 1972
I give you My blessings, My son, and with it a special grace for your work, to which Providence has called you. Serious is the hour and great the oppression of My one and true Church. Misled by false fervor and charmed by deceptive progress, many consecrated servants of My Church have become worldly. Shepherds became wolves. Numerous are the number of priests who no longer believe in My real Presence in the form of bread and wine, and handle the Blessed Sacrament like ordinary bread. In their unbelief, they profane the altars. In their arrogance, they feel themselves more sublime than the saints of the Church. In their pleasure of lust, they deny sin. In their activity, they lose the spirit of prayer. In their inclination to sensual enjoyment, they abandon the way of the cross. In their indolence, they despise sacrifice. In their blindness, they no longer want to know about eternity, judgment, and hell. In their hardness, they kill their conscience.
In their hate, they turn against the pious and persecute them! Again, they are the priests who became servants of Satan and who work on the destruction of the Church. If I were able to suffer humanly in My glorified state, My pain would be greater than that which I suffered in the hours of My crucifixion! The number of priests is known to My omniscience, who have outwardly and inwardly fallen away; but it is hidden from the eyes and the mind of man. However, there are still good priests, but they decrease in number, and the time is near when many who are faithful to Christ will look tearfully for a shepherd. Many bishops became silent, and the successor of Saint Peter becomes more lonely, and the ones who are loyal to him are exposed to persecution. Know that it is My will that all the true faithful, sons and daughters of My holy Church, should maintain interior peace, in spite of all attacks from the outside. Did I not ask My apostles during the storm on the sea: O ye of little faith, did you not know that I am with you?
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of May 5, 1972
I bless you, My son, in the night and hour of My special grace, and for the sake of your work. Your work was meant by the all-knowing God for this time, in which My holy Church would be exposed to the severest afflictions and trials of all times. This time is now! In former and earlier centuries, exterior enemies threatened My Church, or they fell away openly from My Church. But now, they are truly 'wolves in sheep's clothing' about whom I spoke in the Gospel. They are the heretics, priests, and theologians, blessed by sacramental power, as servants of the Church. They proclaim heretical and corruptive doctrine, and they boast with a satanic smile of being within the Church and remaining in it. Woe to those wretched ones, who lie to the face of God! They do not consider that they are most dangerous assistants and tools of the one who was exalted in his pride and said: 'I will not serve!' (Is. 14:13)
The ones who were called to a vocation and who became like Judas, betrayers and apostates, give Me more pain during My redemptive suffering than the Jewish Pharisees and pagan slave executioners. In My omniscience, I saw them, until the end of time. On Golgotha, I said these words about My blasphemers and tormentors: 'Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.' I cannot use these excuses for those who know the Gospel and My redemption and who have received, with free will, consecration for service in the Church and for immortal souls. Their enormous sin is that they knowingly and willingly deny My Divinity, that they falsify My message, and turn away from the grace of redemption.
But greater is the offence and sin against the Holy Ghost, because they smilingly declare that they are members of My holy Church. In books and discourses, in gatherings and writings, those Judases disseminate their poison, the poison of heresy, among the people into their heads and hearts, in order to deceive them and lie to them. For this, the most malicious, most dangerous and confusing time, the purpose of your life and your work was destined for you. Do not forget the supernatural assistance of My Virgin Mother Mary, the holy angels, and the special patrons, the saints of your names.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of June 2, 1972
May My blessing come over you, My son, in this hour of special graces. This grace was given to you because of the work for which you have been destined by the providence of the Heavenly Father. What you must know is, that the book Faith should be accelerated; after all, the distress of many souls who hunger for clear instructions is increasing. In truth, the number of people who love and confess Me as their Redeemer, who confess My Cross and My miraculous Presence in the tabernacle, is becoming smaller. There are books distributed with the name of 'Catechism;' they no longer contain the whole and true teaching of the Gospel, and therefore they cause confusion. But the good people should not lose courage because of that!
When I stayed visibly with men, some of them believed in My Divinity and accepted My doctrine and grace, but in reality it was a small flock. And also the communities that My apostles founded in other parts of the world were small, and were exposed to cruel persecution. This persecution is repeated today, partly in a bloody and partly in an unbloody manner. That many of My consecrated servants participate in the unbloody persecution is terrible, and wounds My Heart deeply, and is giving Me more pain than the crucifixion, if I, being in a glorified state, were able to suffer. For all who remain strong and with fidelity and love of the entire and true faith, the word of Scripture says: To them that love God, all things work together unto good. (Romans 8:28).
How often did I wish to draw everyone in the land of Israel to Me, to gather them around Me, but in the end, I had to cry out about these people; but now they are hidden from thy eyes! (Lk. 19:42). When one day the judgment will take place, the foolishness and also the uncanny sin and guilt will be revealed of the ones who were pleased with their vanity, and who seduced so many into unbelief. Those who are so proud at present, blaspheme three times, namely: They destroy the reverence of the mystery and miracle of the Holy Eucharist. They abandon, deny, and reject My most holy Virgin Mother, Mary, the Mother of the Church. They refuse obedience and reverence to My visible representative who is the successor of the holy Apostle Peter. In this way, they take away from numerous people the 'home of their soul,' which was the dwelling place of God, in My one and true Church. With the entire love of My divine Heart, I bless the faithful.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of July 7, 1972
I bless you, My son, in this holy night. It is right that you give the book Faith your full attention and endeavor, because this book is necessary, and thousands of people hunger for it. It is most necessary for now and the future, because the very sons of the Church, under the influence of Satan, are there to misrepresent the spirit of the great Council, to extinguish faith, and to destroy the Church from below. But know, that all those who are disloyal, have in truth not been sons of the Church any more, but Judases and living assistants of Satan. From consecrated servants of God, they become slaves of the infernal tempter. Once I said about Judas: it were better for him if he had not been born (Mt. 26:24).
But about them, those servants of Satan, I would like to call out: If no mother had given birth to you! Well, it is still day, and grace is still waiting for their conversion. But the greater the grace of the sacramental ordination received, the lower the fall. But many are praying for these unfortunates, and this is good! But since many of those who have fallen away no longer believe in grace and holy sacrifice, but laughingly have sold themselves to the world, therefore they shall die in their sin. Should those who are faithful and loyal in grace be sad about this? Truly, I Myself wept over Jerusalem, because its inhabitants rejected My grace.Yet it is My will and that of the Father, that the children of the faith should be joyous, like Saint Francis, who praised Heaven with his canticle of the sun, or happy like the young Saint Therese, who, filled with love of Me, happily and smilingly walked through the garden of creation.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of August 4, 1972
May My blessings come over you, My son, by means of grace that has been promised to you by Me, for the most difficult hour of your life. The period of time in which My one and holy Church is experiencing the greatest trials and threats, demands the extreme effort of the loyal faithful. My Vicar in Rome has been abandoned by many, also by the ones who would have been able, in their position of shepherds, to support the successor of Peter with vigor and loyalty. While My son Paul, in tears and sweat, is wrestling for the salvation of the Church and for its rescue; every day he receives with great sorrow the news about priests who abandon their flocks, their vocation, and their office, and he entreats these fugitives and fainthearted ones. But his grief is greater over the many shepherds who, by virtue of their office and vocation, are obliged to assist with clearness and firmness the head, leader, and father of all the faithful to respect his instructions.
But instead they lead a comfortable life, and because of laziness and cowardice, they omit being vigilant in their parishes and omit taking care of the faith with great, rigorous attention for the maintenance of discipline and the preservation of the faith. Numerous priests are responsible for and guilty of My sacramental presence being dishonored, trampled upon, and mocked. The sacrileges accumulate into the thousands. More and more, reverence dies in the hearts of the faithful people.
But precious is the prayer of expiation, the offering of adoration to the Blessed Sacrament, the prayers of honoring and invoking My Virgin Mother Mary, the love for the saints of the Church, and the increasing trust in the angels, who form an invisible army as God's defenders and are the friends of men. The more the large crowds of the members of the Church sink into indifference and irreverence and walk upon the wide road of corruption, the more brightly shine the mind and actions of those who are inflamed with love for all holy things and who kneel faithfully before My true presence in the Holy Eucharist, and are ardent in honoring the holiest of all creatures, Mary, the Virgin and Mother.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of September 1, 1972
I bless you, My son, in this hour of grace of My Divine Heart, and on account of your work. The mystery and sacrifice of My sacramental Presence will become the touchstone of being a real, true Christian, and the veneration of My Eucharistic mystery and miracle, the Holy of Holies, shall become the witness of love, of reverence and faithfulness to Me, the only and true Redeemer. Once I said: My delights are to be with the children of men. (Prov. 8:31). From this delight, My love has engendered the Eucharistic miracle, and has entrusted it to priests to celebrate it, and at the same time, to offer it to all the faithful to be received and adored.
But some priests, and through them, many of the misled faithful, sons and daughters of My one and true Church, have profaned the sanctuary and the mysterious sacrifice of My love, by unbelief and disrespect, degraded to an ordinary task. Woe to this sin! For more and more priests, the divine service becomes the service of Satan. Since they do not believe in sin, they think it unnecessary to believe in redemption. The deadliest of all sins is the sin of those who, consecrated to the holy service of the Mass, have rejected their grace, and have become betrayers of immortal souls. Know: The measure of the love of God is gauged by the measure of reverence to the mystery of My Eucharistic Presence, and the manner and degree of love of the holy sacrifice, which is the mysterious but truly unbloody renewal and sacramental remembrance of the one and only bloody sacrifice on the cross. Hear My cry: Sacrileges multiply among the faithful, who take the Blessed Sacrament like ordinary bread in the hand, and with it, they are not aware that this bread is no longer bread, but My body, Flesh and Blood; it is My unbloody presence! Woe also to this sin! My great Apostle Paul said: He who does not distinguish the body of the Lord from ordinary food, eats and drinks judgment to himself (1 Cor. 11:29) Why have so many people, in receiving My body in the hand, lost respect toward the Blessed Sacrament? However, do not forget My most holy Mother. She is the perfect model of reverence and love to My Divinity and humanity, and of My dwelling with men!
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of October 6, 1972
I bless you, My son, in the love of My Heart and in faithfulness to My promise, that I have given to you in grace during the night of your greatest distress. My one and true Church suffers under an inner persecution. Many of her consecrated sons and daughters forsake the grace of their vocation, and give themselves to the world, in which they do not find peace for their conscience. It is the time in which is fulfilled what I foretold as the portion of the righteous, in the Sermon on the Mount, when I praised the heavenly reward: Blessed are ye when they shall revile you and persecute you and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake. Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in Heaven.
For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you. (Mt. 5:11) I spoke to you about disloyal shepherds who abandoned the flock as mercenaries and became enemies of the cross, and they themselves became traitors. About that may the good and loyal people be sad and angered; but in truth they may be joyful, as I have proclaimed with Divine power and certainty! In the world and in these times there will be struggles, because Lucifer and the fallen angels are fighting against God and because, among men, the evil fight the good. But the good and loyal ones should never be unhappy, in effect, because they have Me and My word: I know mine, and mine know Me. And did I not tell My apostles, when they were restless because of the storm, the following: Am I not with you? And I have left behind for you as a testimony the mystery of My presence and love.
Then I gave you a Mother, at the moment when John, under the cross, represented humanity, and I, in the darkest but most merciful hour of history said: Behold your Mother! She is the Mother of all the faithful, and the Mother of the Church. At many shrines, numerous people are praying. From these places the voices of prayers penetrate up to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. This My Mother is your guide in struggles and need. She is the conqueror of Satan and of all evil power. Finally, all the good and loyal ones should be conscious that they have invisible spirits, the angels, next to them, and that the saints of God are their friends and their light on the road, because new heretics, apostates and deserters of the true faith and the Church, deny the existence and influence of angels, and this causes their disaster, because the angels,as spiritual creatures, were given by the Father as a gift of grace to men, and were destined for men for their salvation. Great power is given to those angels, and they are an invisible army, under the leadership of the holy Archangel Michael. Therefore, the 'Work of the Holy Angels'* is destined for great importance for this and the coming time.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of November 3, 1972
May My blessings come over you, My son, in this holy hour – holy, because it is coming from My grace. Once I said: I have compassion on the multitude. Today, this complaint is also alive in My Divine Heart, because seducers are at work to confuse a great number of loyal people in the faith and in virtue. It is painful that among the seducers there are even priests consecrated to holy service and who have abandoned the altar and prayer and have lost the grace of consecration and of the sacrament given to them for this world, in exchange for the attractions of worldly things.
* The book written by Rev. Drexel.
To them and to their tempters, the body means more than the soul. They wish to build a worldly church and want to enjoy the world – but without God. All their talks, arrangements, and establishments are purely external; meanwhile, the interior man is seized and perishes in the machinery of the earthly activity of this world. In former times, the prophets and ambassadors of God preached about the return to God and to His holy commandments. Today, false prophets and preachers are in action to betray Me, the Redeemer and Savior.
Therefore, many who hunger for God and grace can no longer find good priests and shepherds. Added to all this comes another grave error and sin: No longer God, but man is important for those who seduce and who are seduced. And because they have forsaken and forgotten God, for that reason man became their idol. This is the reason why the Divine Service of the Mass has taken on worldly forms. Indeed, some of them, in tremendous blasphemy, have turned the holy sacrifice into an unholy gathering and show – or worse, into a banquet. They have extinguished reverence to the holy and Blessed Sacrament in the hearts of the people. And finally, those apostates have sold themselves to the spirit of the age in no longer considering the mysteries of eternity, that are decisive for each man and each soul. Those unfortunates morbidly seek to avoid it and to flee what reminds them of eternity. Therefore you do well, My son, in writing the book The Mystery of Eternity. Time is deceptive, and only eternity is real!
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of December 1, 1972
I bless you, My son, in the night of a great grace and also on account of the work that has been entrusted to you by the Father of providence. A great trial and affliction has closed in upon My one and true Church. Turbulent and offensive spirits have caused devastation in the Church and among the faithful. In many locations, the dwelling place of God has become empty and bare, so that the wish for warmth of heart is unsatisfied. The heart of consecrated priests and servants in the sanctuary has become empty and cold, as cold and empty as the places that hide the mystery and miracle of My Presence.
Lightmindedly, they have forgotten, and indeed broken off, the consecration and love to My Divine Heart. They have sold their heart to the world. Therefore, they have abandoned My most holy Mother, because the consecration to herHeart has lost meaning. In exchange for Her, they ask for a woman of this world. In their hands and hearts, the Divine Service of the Mass becomes a worldly show with noise and unrest. This is the way that they silence their conscience in no longer hearing the call from above and in not perceiving the action of the Holy Ghost. They have taken away the supernatural consecration from the Divine Service of the Mass. They have let reverence for the Blessed Sacrament die in their heart and have begun to wipe out reverence from the hearts of the people, which is the foundation of all religion. They do not genuflect before My Eucharistic Presence because, in their heart, they are full of themselves, and faith no longer means anything to them.
Worldliness, or the so-called spirit of the world, has turned them away from God, from the tabernacle, and from the blood of redemption, and it is increasing. This is the reason why so many of the faithful hunger for a good shepherd. Yes, they have been called and appointed as shepherds. But they become mercenaries and wolves, because they have abandoned the road to loyalty. The souls entrusted to them will one day testify against them at the judgment. But to all those loyal in the faith and in love toward Me, I wish, as their Divine and Good Shepherd, to call out: Do not be disturbed in the happiness and joy of your good conscience, by the desertion of so many, and by the confusion in My one and holy Church! The almighty power of the Father is guarding your lives; the love of the Son lives in your hearts and dwellings; the power of the Holy Ghost strengthens you against the attacks of hell and against the sin of unbelief and desertion.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of January 5, 1973
I bless you, My son, in the night of My special graces and for the work for which you have been destined by the providence of the Heavenly Father. Has it not been the providence of the Heavenly Father who has given you the chance to make accessible to the world and to men the most sublime, greatest, and most beautiful work* of redemption that has been inspired by Heaven and written down by human hands?
* The Mystical City of God, Life of the Virgin Mother of God, by Mary of Agreda
At present, in My one and true Church, there has erupted a gruesome war against Her existence and actions; preserve the weapon of the armor of God for the defense of the faith and for the salvation of souls and for the strengthening of those who are weak, confused, and threatened. Know, but know, all of you: The spirit of destruction, Satan and his invisible assistants, are taking pains as never before to make their plans come true. All these demons are attacking discipline in the Church and the divine commandments.
First, they have tried to smother the great gift and grace of faith in the souls of children. Then to poison the youth by teaching them false and dangerous freedom. Lastly, they seek to wipe out in people the sense of the Holy, namely, belief in God and respect before the miracle and mystery of My real Eucharistic Presence. This is the way to pull down religion and to engender the spirit of the world. And in this way, worldly plans, possessions, and achievements of wealth become the idol. It is the temptation of Satan, who pointed to the world and its delusions at the beginning of My redemptive suffering, and said to Me: All these will I give thee, if falling down thou wilt adore me! Heaven and grace are no longer valid, but the world and man.
This is the thought and will by which the great temptations of Satan occur. That there are priests, especially priests, who are becoming tools of Satan and betrayers of Me, of the grace and consecration of their vocation, is a terrible grievance for the faithful and is the most frightful accusation before the eternal judgment and verdict that will last for all eternity, and that will take place before the all-judging God, Who am I, because the Father has delivered judgment to the Son. (Jn. 5:22).
In this distress of the faith and of the Church, all loyal people should have in front of their eyes and keep alive in their inward soul the following three things: Respect before the miracle and mystery of My Presence, fervent and filial love toward My Virgin Mother Mary, and never-lessening confident prayer to the holy angels, who fight in the service of God against Satan, and who, with the power of God, will be victorious in time and in eternal triumph.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of February 2, 1973
May My blessings and the blessing of a special grace come upon you. A time of trial has closed in upon My Church. Never before have so many left the path of loyalty, who had vowed loyalty and faithfulness upon the altar, and to God in a holy hour. Never before has the abandonment of faith and falling away from morality been so great and general as today. In many places, the dwelling place of God has become a market-place of the devil and his assistants, because priests do not preach the word of God any more, but the world and abandonment of the Gospel. Already the poison of heresy is instilled into the souls of children by godless and apostate religious instructors by means of a false catechism. Great is the grief of the good and loyal people who have remained in the holy faith. But this grief must not paralyze and destroy the courage, the joy, and trust in the well-disposed ones and those strong in faith.
Therefore, perceive now of what spirit all people who are faithful to My Heart, to My Church, and to My Gospel should be animated. First of all, they are children of the Heavenly Father, in every place, at every hour, and in every situation. This knowledge causes an imperturbable trust. Then, all of My faithful are inscribed into My Divine Heart and certain of My eternal love. Must not this cause an indestructible joy in the heart and the life of each single person? And have I not promised to My trusted ones, the Divine Holy Ghost until the end of time before My visible departure from this earth into the glory of the Father? This Holy Ghost is the Spirit of light, the Spirit of consolation, the Spirit of courage – the courage to confess, the courage to fight, the courage to suffer in My name.
Therefore I have said: Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake. All good, all loyal, all faithful people should consider that they have a Mother, who is the most wonderful creature of all the beings of creation; that they have the angels in their variety of choirs, in their power, and in their mission; and that they have the saints of the Church in their greatness of virtue. Is it not written in Scripture: God is wonderful in His saints! (Psalm 67:36). You should be, in the midst of a world of sin and temptation, joyful children of God, who always and everywhere give witness of a good conscience, and the grace and the call to an eternal Heaven.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of March 2, 1973
I bless you, My son, for the work that you fulfill, according to the will of the Heavenly Father. I know how heavy weighs upon your shoulders My one and true Church, that is confused and devastated. Untold people are stricken with the same problem. Once when I was visibly upon the earth, the Apostles, during the storm in the sea, called out to Me: Lord, save us, we perish! The boat threatened to sink. But I said to them: O ye of little faith! And I commanded the storm and the sea. In the face of danger and at that moment, they had forgotten that I, the Master, was with them. Now a different storm has broken loose over My church, and the 'barque of Peter' is driven to and fro by the waves of the circumstances of the time, so that the faithful, uneasy in their anxiety, are looking for help.
But today and until the end of time, I am in the midst of My faithful and loyal ones. The interior and exterior enemies are indeed shaking the edifice of My Church, but they will not be able to destroy it; as I said before: It rests upon a rock. The ones who threaten the Church are mortal men with Satan's help, but in the end they will be subdued by the power of the Apocalyptic Woman. This woman, My Virgin Mother, stood under the cross on the night of darkness at Golgotha, and only one other person persevered with her, with unshakable faith. This Woman and Virgin is the Mother of the Church. All faithful and loyal people should esteem Her, trust her power, and honor Her.
That you have written the book about The Secret of Eternity and taught in it about the truth of the four last things, has pleased Me very much, because forgetfulness and even denial of the next world to come, eternity, and judgment, has entered My Church like a plague. It has made the mass of people cease and abandon the path of My imitation, and made them follow the wide road leading to destruction. Once again I say: The most holy Virgin and Mother Mary will become the leader of the army of the good, faithful, and loyal ones by the power received from the triune God. She is destined by God as the favored conqueror of Satan.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of April 6, 1973
I bless you, My son. Many, yes, numerous persons are suffering under the destruction of the Church, because wolves and foxes have broken into it. But all people do not suffer in the same measure and in the same way. Nevertheless, all must retain the hope that comes from faith, as the Church will not perish. Indeed, many have fallen away from the Church, and many more shall fall, because they seek their glory in this world and not in the religion of the cross and the Resurrection. They believe that this world makes them happy. But when the few years of their earthly life have passed, then I, the Judge of the world, shall demand their soul, which they were destined to sanctify and to save. Then they must experience how terrible it is, 'to fall into the hands of the living God.' (Heb. 10:31)
Then they shall witness how happy homecoming to the Father is for the children of God and for each single soul. Did not the Apostle, inspired by the Holy Ghost, call out: Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love Him! (1 Cor. 2:9) I have come to save men for this happiness, and to call them home into the love of the Father, and I wish to draw all of them to My Heart, that in this Heart they may find tranquility and peace from the unrest of the world. And has not the Heavenly Father given men a Mother, who wishes to give Her Heart to everyone?
Alas, so many pass by My love and the love of this Mother, because they are blinded by the world and have stained their souls with sin. My blessing and My peace I give to all those who pass their earthly years in faith, prayer, and love towards Me and My most holy Mother.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of May 4, 1973
My blessing, and a blessing for a special grace be upon you, My son. In great anxiety, you have implored Me day and night, hoping in the interceding power of My Virgin Mother Mary. I was pleased that you trusted in the intercession of My great servant Pius XII. Did I not tell you that you should pray with great hope in your heart? Because of the fault of priests and shepherds, a grave trial has closed in upon My one and true Church. Yet, defection and devastation are increasing in My Church.
A profane and ungodly literature is overflowing upon the people like a powerful flood, and causes more and more confusion among the faithful. Belief, which is the first demand of God, is under dangerous attack. False doctrines and presumptuous knowledge rage like a spiritual plague in Christendom, and even children are exposed to the mischief of danger. There are only a few who fight in word and writing for the faith and the Church, and very few of the faithful open their hearts and hands to serve a truly Catholic press.
And yet, the blessing of the Almighty rests upon such a service, because the press confesses the truth of faith, of the Church, and Me, and the work of My redemption. Numerous people of the Church, whose names are registered in parish registers, have lost the sense of the Holy and of the saints. Priests consecrated to the service of the altar and to souls turn to the world and forget and despise the commandments of God, and pay homage to a dangerous spirit of the world. More and more people fall under the attraction of a moral corruption, that Saint John names the 'harlot of Babylon' in the Apocalypse.
What My visible successor in Rome said about the disintegration and dissolution of faith in the Church is his grievance and his accusation. And yet the Church, My Church, the religion of the cross and resurrection, shall triumph, because it rests upon the foundation of the rock, and all those who remain faithful to it share eternal glory, inextinguishable peace, and mutual happiness. But the ones who abandon grace and faith shall eternally call in vain for deliverance from damnation. Their screams shall die away like the lamentation of the rich reveller in the Gospel from the place of damnation. (Luke 16:24)
To all who want to become discouraged because of the corruption, desertion, and ungodliness, I wish to make known My will and word: Maintain courage, joy, and preserve grace! Although the abandonment of many and the spirit of the world of the mass of people may be distressing to you – never should all of these things darken the happiness of your life and your soul in being children of the Heavenly Father, redeemed by the Divine Son, and presented with the gift of the Holy Ghost. The more Christians, sons and daughters, become unfaithful in rejecting the one and true Church and My most holy Mother Mary, the more shall the real faithful fervently flock to Her, and become worthy of Her interceding graces.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of June 1, 1973
I bless you, My son, in this hour of grace. Indeed the time is difficult for all those loyal in faith and in reverence and love toward the triune God, Creator, Redeemer, and Forgiver. Satan seems to have the power, and his human assistants to whom priests also belong, speak with the voice of pride, frivolity, and arrogance. They become persecutors of those who are loyal to God. They say with the godless: 'Let us enjoy life!' They talk a great deal and confuse some of the faithful people with their writings. They boast about a knowledge that is not wisdom at all – those fools.
But as words die away in the wind and letters on paper decay, so shall the knowledge of fools and the breath of the godless pass away, like smoke and fog. What remains is the debris of their sin and the judgment, about which it is written in Scripture: 'It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!' (Heb. 10:31). This word points to those who resist grace and who, instead of rescuing souls, seduce them. The distress which befalls My one and true Church is threefold: Faith in distress, priests in distress, and souls in distress. The root of the present and coming trial is the dwindling faith. In Scripture it is written: 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.' (Psalm 110:10)
The beginning of disaster is the abandonment of God and the abandonment of belief in God. Saint Paul proclaims: 'He that wishes to come to God, to view God, must believe that He is, and He rewards the good and punishes the wicked.' (Heb. 11:6) The priest is called from the hour of his consecration to bring people to the faith. Woe to those priests who have turned away from God, and have replaced the word of God with the word of man, because this is like a curse; the greater need for priests exists; the number of real, good priests decreases, and that leads to souls in distress.
There are more and more places where the faithful are without shepherds, because those who are supposed to be shepherds have abandoned My holy Virgin Mother, who in a special way is the Mother of priests. Blessed are those who remain firm in the faith! Theirs is My love, that shall be ineffably perfected in the next world of eternity.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of July 6, 1973
May the blessing of My grace come over you, My son. The time that My Church is going to face shall be difficult, because of the consecrated but unworthy servants of the altar and unauthorized persons who have humanized and made worldly the most Holy Sacrament of the faith. Thousands of priests commit sacrileges daily, and this is not only in Europe. This sin is denied or declared as harmless. The holy sacrament of penance is disregarded and declared as unnecessary, contrary to the teachings of the Church. In the hearts of millions of children, respect for the word of Holy Scripture is extinguished, and instead, the poison of unbelief is implanted by teachers of religion, by religious sisters who have within themselves fallen away from the faith.
This is the reason why the youth of today grow up without God, and without reverence for the commandments of God. In many places, the Mass resembles a worldly assembly or convention. The day of the Lord has lost its dignity and meaning in numerous hearts and houses. Heretics boast of belonging to the Church, and lie to themselves and to others, because My Church is not their church any more. More and more of the faithful lose confidence in their shepherds, because they become silent like 'dumb dogs,' as Scripture says (Isaiah 56:10).
Never since the days when I walked on earth and My redemptive death, has religious indifference and coldness been so great and so general. In many places, the truly faithful withdraw from public into their homes and meet together for hours of prayer and expiation. They take refuge in My Virgin Mother, in their grief, trouble, and distress. With My grace and My love, I am in the midst of them. From the most holy Mother they receive comfort, light, and strength. Therefore, they become places of veneration for the most holy Mother, key points of a powerful inner renewal. All graces are placed into the hands of My Mother. He who loves and honors My Mother is inscribed eternally into My Heart.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of August 3, 1973
I bless you, My son, with the blessing of a special grace. At first, the mystery and miracle of My Presence remain in the Most Holy Sacrament. The disaster that has fallen upon My true Church has its deep reason in that more and more priests leave and lose the Blessed Sacrament, and that they no longer appreciate this greatest grace, and for that reason become traitors. First they deny believing in My Presence, then they lose reverence before the Holy Sacrament, and then grow cold in the soul at the holy sacrifice of the Mass. This is the reason why they speak about the 'meal' and no longer about the 'sacrifice.'
And so they become bare of reverence and do not genuflect any more. In this way, the holy sacrifice of the Mass became a burden and a business, and without love they approach Me at the altar – or stay away. Indeed, I have compassion upon the multitude! Terrible, sinister, yes, unspeakable, is the responsibility that those priests load upon themselves! But I give a blessing, the blessing of My love, to those who are truly servants of God and guardians of the holy mysteries, a blessing to all the real faithful, for whom My Sacrament of love is holy!
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of September 7, 1973
May My blessing come over you in this hour, My son. Ingratitude is a misfortune for those who are the reason; but peace is a precious gift and the foundation of the work of grace in man and in all those living together. Peace is also the foundation of the growing work in the service of God, of the Church, and of belief. Therefore, those in My one and true Church – whether priests or lay people – have a terrible but uncanny responsibility before My eternal judgment, if they disturb peace and unity by false teaching, leading to bad morals, and by a rude disobedience against the will and word of the successor of Peter. What will weigh the most at judgment, is the sin against the Blessed Sacrament, the sin against the dignity, sacredness and grace of the Eucharistic Sacrifice.
For many priests, the holy sacrifice of the Mass became a mere habit. They approach the altar without inward faith, without reverence, and without love for Me the Redeemer. Others do not care if they celebrate the holy sacrifice or not, although this should be the first and the most important task to be done in their priestly vocation! The greatest sin and the most terrible sacrilege in the present crisis and confusion of the Church, is that those priests and misled lay people degrade the mystery of the sacrifice of the altar to a mere meal, because almost by treason, they meet halfway the unscrupulous reformers who have fallen away from the true faith.
Thus the spirit of degradation and treason passes over to many faithful people, who therefore go without reverence – as if they were going to a worldly affair – to receive Holy Communion, and they become guilty before the judgment. If they would only think of My holy Virgin Mother Mary and realize with what pure, deep and fervent reverence She received Me from the Holy Ghost, Me the Son of God, in the hour of the Incarnation – then they would feel regret and return to Me! Ponder with what unspeakable respect My servant, Mary of Jesus of Agreda, wrote about it in the works of her revelations. Then you may judge how much I love, and shall make happy for all eternity, those to whom My Presence on the altar means the Holy of Holies, and next to Me, give their love to My most holy Mother.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of October 5, 1973
I bless you, My son, with the blessing of My love and My grace. Pray especially to My Virgin Mother Mary. To My great joy I see that many people have taken up saying the Rosary. A great power dwells in this prayer. But others, on the other hand, among them priests, have set aside the Rosary, and have become tepid and cold interiorly. The result is desertion, the spirit of the world, turning away from the cross, wicked pride, and the sacrileges against the mystery and miracle of My Eucharistic Presence. For all honor given to Mary, Virgin and Mother, leads to Me, Her son; and all graces flow from Me through the Heart and hands of My Mother to men. Therefore, She is called the great Mediatrix, although it is I, who have become the divine and only Mediator before the Eternal Father, through the bloody sacrifice of Golgotha.
But is it not a terrible falsification, when more and more priests talk about a meal, but not of a sacrifice? Because without the mystical sacrifice of the altar, there would be no holy meal. Whoever acts and does not connect the sacrifice of the altar with My sacrifice of Golgotha, and priests who no longer believe in the miracle of consecration of bread and wine, make themselves guilty of sin, like My unfortunate apostle Judas. They lie to themselves, and become deceivers of the souls of the faithful people. Yet, there have always been holy priests in My one and true Church. One of these was My son, Julius Schuh, who was the founder of the work 'Jesus, the Divine Worker.' He possessed the grace of exhortation from My Virgin Mother Mary. You asked him for his intercession in your bitter distress and worries of your heart. He is one of those not yet canonized saints, about whom the great teacher Augustine wrote. It is My will that his life be made known. But in this time of apostasy and confusion of the faith, there are also lay people of great piety and silent virtues, who are close to My Heart, because they are zealous and pure in honoring and glorifying My most holy Mother.
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of November 2, 1973
In this night of My special grace, I bless this dwelling-place because of the work done here. It is a work to serve the faith and the Church, and at the same time to honor My Virgin Mother Mary, the most holy of all saints. There is something ineffable about the saints of My one and true Church. And it is a matter of accursed wickedness when not only lay people, but also consecrated servants of the altars, remove images of the saints from the dwelling-place of God. Those saints are My friends, because in their lifetime, they followed Me and led many people to Me. Their souls have entered Heaven, and I have said: In My father's house there are many mansions. (Jn. 14:2)
Those chosen ones of God are not only My friends, who are now eternally happy, but futhermore, they are also advocates of the living, for the wants of body and soul. Their lessons and the examples of their lives are the guide for real Christian living. It is a curse that so many Christians, and among them priests, have banned the images of saints from their lives, and have put in their place the worldly idol and allowed it to enter into their souls; this is a threefold curse! Whoever forgets the saints of God, forsakes or even repudiates them, loses Me, and is at the same time loading great responsibility upon himself.
Woe to those who turn away from the love of My most holy Mother, who is the most beautiful creature of My Father and the sublime Bride of the Holy Ghost! A threefold curse to all those who wipe out the image of My Mother from a human soul, and let love of her grow cold, because this Mother is indeed the Mediatrix of graces. To My Virgin Mother power is given from the triune God to conquer the interior and exterior enemies of the Church, and to conquer heresies. In the Holy Scripture it is written: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord (Apoc. 14:13). But I say: Whoever honors My most holy Mother and contributes to making souls honor her, will be certain of imperishable bliss in Heaven!
Words of the Savior in the Early Morning of December 7, 1973
I bless you, My son, in the midst of your sufferings. My one and only Church suffers distress as never before. Many have turned away from Me, far too many, who pledged fidelity to Me in a holy hour. Those are the ones who have abandoned Me and have thrown away faith in My Presence in the tabernacle. My visible successor on this earth, who is also the successor of the holy Apostle Peter, has become lonely. A rather severe trial has closed in upon My Church, and her priests become fewer.
There is talk of unity of the churches, but instead, they destroy the interior and exterior unity of My only Church. They falsify the word of divine revelation, and put in its place the apparent wisdom of their pride, in the infatuation of their ego. Many bishops indulge heretical teachers, and they do not realize the duty of their ministry, and are realizing too late and are frightened that they have betrayed the faith and the faithful people, in not protecting them from the wolves.
However, they will not be able to overthrow My one and true Church, because this Church shall rise again over moldy books of unbelief and immorality, and above the graves of heretical teachers. The prayer of the faithful shall triumph over the talks and gatherings of those who are cold in faith. Yet, those faithful to God are still suffering, but they should know and consider that the sacrifices of their suffering are bringing down blessings upon the Church. Those who suffer this way shall share eternal glorification with Me, and the love of My Heart.
Professor Albert Drexel 1889 – March 9, 1977Faith is Greater Than Obedience is in the public domain. It may be copied, reproduced, distributed, given away, and made known, provided the text is not changed.
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