THE PROPHECY/ PROROCTWO (eng)

THE PROPHECY/ PROROCTWO (eng)


THE PROPHECY Nowadays, when sin is promoted,
people are introduced to the state of sin so that they did not
see God. Many people can’t see God anymore
due to their sin. They can’t see God, because sin
makes it impossible to see God. People seat for hours
in front of their TVs and absorb everything
that is being given them, they do it up to the point
of thinking and talking the way someone from TV or radio
or the Internet does. There is no critical approach at all. There is no afterthought,
no search for truth. They are bombarding us with
meaningless pieces of information, mostly leisure and entertainment,
things of interest, banalities, immoral things. Bombarding that surrounds you
all day and night. You have no time to think and become a gratis transmitter
for those, who create this mechanism
to addle conscience and minds and you rent your brain out. Atrocities … the other day I learned about
an African country in which women are kept
in empty former orphanages and are forced to get pregnant. Their children are sold for EUR 4, 5
and even 11 thousand for illegal trafficking
or organ trafficking. This is hell. I am sure it is even worse
than before World War II when it comes to pride,
debauchery… before World War II
certain sins have not been committed
to such extent… greed, which is a terrible thing, not to mention such atrocities
like abortion, paedophilia, and so on. Today we are experiencing
what in Europe and all over the world
is called gender ideology. It is the highest level, the European Union,
the United Nations, USA. So here we have gender ideology that enters with all the facts
of feminism, the revolution of 1968. These are all these phases: abortion, which started in 1909, the entire history they build, all the programs they create
at the international level, because they have money,
press, mass media, because they work in the Internet, so now they reached gender ideology,
which is about destroying family. Those, who say it is not true,
should read Marx. Mostly in his last period,
shortly before his death, Marx said clearly, that chaos
should be created all over the world, because by creating chaos,
total confusion, and therefore destruction of everything that the Judaeo-Christian religion
has achieved so far, chaos will finally
make it possible for Satan to reign and create his own order. Every time I attend international meeting
in Fatima and talk with extremely
prudent persons, like professor Americo Ortez Lopez, and when he says that
when World Apostolate of Fatima that has the mandate of the Church
says something, it is the official statement
of the Church, I know I will never hear
a cheap sensation, because they are always cautious,
like the Church. So when I come to the meetings
and I keep hearing: we live on the verge
of apocalyptic events and we must get ready for them, and it is said in the name of the Church,
in human terms I am frightened. I am sure there is something
ahead of us. During my prayer
the Lord has shown me, that there will be purification
through fire and water. I do not know, what He meant by this. It would be naïve to think,
that things will remain unchanged and we can put some money
aside for our retirement. This time the consequence, for this is
not going to be a direct punishment, only that God cannot stop
certain consequences, will be top-notch. It is not going to be World War II
or World War III, I have no idea
what it is going to be, but I know who is going to survive –
the poorest and families, which does not depreciate
single persons, it applies to those,
who destroy families, because life in celibacy
is as beautiful as living in the family. I pity those, who have millions
on their bank accounts. When is it going to happen?
“This generation will not pass.” A generation is 40 years. Terrifying? Perhaps in none
of the European nations so many people are cleaving to God, blindly, half-blindly, seeing,
understanding, but they are being attracted, it can easily be seen, for example in confessionals
of our sanctuary. I notice that Poles, as sister Faustina said,
or as Jesus said to sister Faustina, have got an important task
for Poland, Europe and the entire world, because Poland retained significant religious sensitivity
to Jesus Christ. While travelling throughout Poland,
it can be seen, that people are very open
to the Holy Spirit. I believe that we have to
react swiftly, immediately, because Poland still has capacities
to react and transform history by bringing the nation together
around traditional values, such as faith, the family,
justice and integrity. Temporal suffering,
also suffering of our nation, may have, sorry to put it like this,
a salvific function. In God’s plans suffering
of the nation and individuals may be used for the sake
of good and genuine happiness. Poland has got the grace, a different charism and has got another power
that is the blood of martyrs. This is the power on which
Poland has built its history in her battle against
all the ideologies: Hitler’s Nazism and Stalin’s Marxism. Poland was able to defy
all the false idols the world wishes
to substitute God with and which do not elevate man,
but destroy him. If we look at the last decades,
despite everything, our nation was saved
from the total destruction of faith observable in many countries
of the former Eastern Block. Despite everything the Good News
has been proclaimed. But even before, because these were the prophecies given to sister Faustina
in the interwar period, but prophetically they went way
beyond this period, but in the 20s and 30s we forgot, that the grace of freedom
was given to Poland as the generosity of God’s mercy. “I bear a special love for Poland. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world
for My final coming.” Jesus adds: “If she will be obedient to My will.” If Poland is obedient to God’s will, we’ll get a great mission
of some kind. God told Elijah that he found 7 000 of those,
whose lips did not kiss Baal. So you can be on the Balearic Islands
or in Brussels, wherever. But for sure there are 7 000 people, or I believe even more
than in the times of Elijah, who are ready
for the coming of the spark and they will catch fire. In a significant part
of the faithful society you can feel some sort of a tension: who is it going to be,
when is he going to come? Poland is a phenomenon on the market
of apparitions and prophesies. We are talking about the ones in which Poland
is the subject of apparitions. It is quite strange, but many prophesies about Poland
come from abroad. One might try to look
at the entire history of Poland from the perspective of the history
of the apparitions given to Giulio Mancianelli related to the title
of Virgin Mary the Queen of Poland. He was a Jesuit priest
famous for his willingness to give Virgin Mary various titles. So we have Naples, a very pious Italian Jesuit priest, who hears, already in 1608,
that a beloved title of Mary she wants people to use
not only in Poland, is the Queen of Poland. After half a century
it was Jan Casimirus, who declared Virgin Mary
the Queen of Poland. So was she already our Queen
in heaven pursuant to God’s ruling, and we recognised it
half a century later? Later on, before World War II, there was yet another voice
of the so called woman from Podlesie, we have a voice
of father Markiewicz… Personally I treat these voices
as important but marginal. They are important,
because they verify for us the common theme of the prophesies. What else? In Italy, brother Lodovico Rocca, started prophesying about Poland on his deathbed,
and he wasn’t even aware where Poland really was. Of course a Salesian priest,
my fellow brother, cardinal Hlond, used to talk a lot about
chosennes of Poland. According to him Poland was chosen
in a special way by Heaven, however under one condition: if she carries out her Marian mission. We have a few post-war prophesies,
quite interesting ones, too. For example, there is a prophesy
by a great German mystic Therese Neuman, who said, that should
World War III break, Poland will survive, unlike Germany. She introduces the theme
of reparative suffering – she says: “For you, Poles, have already
drank you chalice of blood, so you can, so to speak, sleep well.” But perhaps we should also mention
the phenomenon of Fatima, because it does not stop in 1917. Every time I talk to people
who are familiar with a first-hand account of,
for example, sister Lucia’a letters to John Paul II I am told, that she would always
discuss Poland with him. Both Fatima
and the message of Divine Mercy concern preparation of the world
for the Second Coming, so maximalisation of trust
of every person, regardless his or her culture, accepting Christ as the only Saviour. It is written
that before the end of the world the sign of the cross, of the Lord,
shall appear in the sky. According to Faustina the wounds of Christ
shall be filled with light, this will be the sign
for the entire world. This was an ordinary nun,
an ordinary woman, who could hardly
read and write, and Jesus told her
many beautiful words, one of them being
the prophesy concerning Poland. Many people do not wish
to talk about it. They would claim that
this is not Poland, we are not the Messiah of the nations,
we cannot feel superior… But on the other hand
we cannot erase it, because we’d have to get rid of
the entire message of Faustina, her Diary, or to claim
it was all simply symbolic. The notion of private revelations
may be a bit confusing in this respect. Jesus’ words written down in the Diary, which is known all over the world,
had not been written down to remain simply between
sister Faustina and Him. Each and every one of us
is meant to learn about them. Fine, “I bear a special love
for Poland”, but “if she will be obedient
to My will” some things will happen,
some process will be initiated. It seems to me that this conditionality
is the result of God’s will, because God wants to give is a chance
to answer Him, He does not want to make us answer, but on the other hand He bestows
a huge responsibility on us. Just imagine, if someone very powerful,
Omnipotent, makes a proposal, and this proposal is neglected,
responsibility gets bigger, whereas if there is no proposal,
responsibility is smaller. God never makes anyone do anything, or at least does not wish
to act like this. Therefore the words: “If she will stay obedient
and faithful to the will of Christ” are so significant. This is the initial, most important
and indispensable condition for the spark to come forth from Poland
to the entire world. Probably the most afflicted nation
is Israel. Why? Because they had been chosen. If God says: “I bear
special love for Poland” it is as if He was saying:
“I chose you.” So now, “If you do not
enter into this covenant, if you neglect it…” what can we expect? When Messiah came, and the Talmud and the Scriptures
have over 2000 prophecies concerning Messiah, the Talmud speaks of Messiah clearly,
everything was specified, including the latitude
and His behaviour, and still He gets rejected, after 40 years Jerusalem is gone,
then we have Aelia Capitolina, and 2000 years of diaspora,
ghettos, holocaust… So “I bear a special love for Poland, you are the chosen nation,
I want to come to you.” What should happen now? Fear or happiness, or both? And what about this word “if”, because it appears
in the Covenant of Sinai, too. What do you want to choose? We need to understand,
that when Jesus gives a prophesy, or when he makes a promise, He never fulfils it on His own, because He gave us freedom. So the more we response
in a positive manner to Jesus’ proposals concerning
obedience and sainthood, the more a gift grows. If we don’t do what He asks us to do, in other words
if we do not respond freely and we do not make any commits, prophesy is not fulfilled. The spark is also mentioned
in the prophesy. This is awareness
of a special love by God. As a Pole I am getting
more responsible… let’s say in most of us
there is a bigger zeal, some sort of a spark,
we are to expect someone, but whom? With God everything
is frightfully conditional, therefore it is difficult for us
to read His plans. For if we ask… if the prophesies about Poland
are unconditional, in a sense that we do not know how, but we know for sure
that they are going to be fulfilled, than there is no clear answer, because as history teaches us, God can take a mission away
from one nation, and give it to another,
take a mission from a person, who had been chosen
and prepared for a mission, and give it to someone else. Let the example
of the Chosen Nation suffice. God may behave like Jesus, right? When they did not want Him
to be among them, He would leave. There are several scenes
of this kind in the Gospel. If the nations, or us, our society, keep neglecting and avoiding Jesus,
He may simply respect this choice. It is very important that Poles are made aware of the mission
Heaven has given them. They should be prepared. Each of us should learn about this. In my opinion
we approach our destination in an entirely different manner, when we are aware of it. We could ask if there are
historical facts to prove that the mechanism
of fulfilling prophesies, for such a mechanism does exist, makes history happen
according to God’s dreams. Or is it just our wishful thinking? Let me use one example that describes the way
God’s matters happen. Virgin Mary told the three shepherds that if they are obedient and repent, pray the rosary
and receive Holy Communion, thanks to them Portugal
will not collapse during World War II. And indeed, it was so. Another factor is, that Jesus said, that because sister Faustina
was obedient, attentive and followed
His instructions, Cracow would not be bombed, and indeed, the city wasn’t bombed, contrary to Warsaw,
which was totally destroyed. All these facts, if we analyse them, and if we analyse
many histories of saints, mystics, who were obedient to Christ, we see that His promises
are fulfilled. It means, that if Poland, Poles, people from Poland are faithful, they will become a blessing
for the entire world. There is plenty of examples, so let us use two, national ones. The first one would be
the Siege of Vienna in the middle of the 17th century. Margaret Alacoque
was so frightened by her vision… We would have mosques
all over the place today, we would be either a persecuted
Christian minority, or Muslims. So saint Margaret Maria Alacoque
started to repent bitterly and ask God to do something
and reverse the situation, because everything
is conditional with Him and can be changed. So Jesus comes to her
after a few months and says: “My rulings are changed because of your suffering,
prayer and repentance, and because there will be a king,
who, I quote: ‘will not ascribe
the victory over Islam to him, as kings usually do,
but to me and my mother.'” Saint Margaret Maria Alacoque
lived to see who this king was. And again, this was the king of Poland. Let me draw your attention to history. We are a Slavic nation. Before Mieszko… these surroundings were inhabited
by Slavic peoples up to nearly half
of the contemporary Germany, up to Meklenburg, Saxony, and so on. There were Obotrites,
Varangians, etc., and they vanished,
because they were pagans, and Mieszko grasped the situation and entered a skin,
a container, a font. He gets baptised,
he is submerged in water, true, he is not a king yet,
but his son becomes a king. All the kings of Poland would come to Jasna Góra
after accepting the power and symbolically offer their crown
to the Queen of Poland, so that She might reign
over the nation. The last king – Poniatowski – did not come to visit
Jasna Góra at all. And his reign in Poland was over. Since that time
none of the Polish rulers had anything to do
with entering water, baptism, purification, not to mention going to confession
– a micro-font so to speak. And all of a sudden we have
this prophesy of Faustina and this strange piece of architecture
constructed in Krakow – Łagiewniki. There is this high font-shaped tower. This a wooden village font. This tower is a vessel. The second example, closer to our times
and better documented, is the Battle of Warsaw. Soviets were meant to win the battle and conquer the rest of Europe
within the next few months, because everything was well prepared. And the Polish nation was so deceived, that people could see nothing. There are accounts available according to which
shortly before August 15th most citizens of Warsaw were dancing, drinking
and conducting business in spite of the fact
that the approaching Red Army was destroying the country. Piłsudski was sure of our defeat,
the Piłsudski. So the question arises, what happened
and why the miracle took place? The Miracle of the Vistula is that the youngest generation
of soldiers, youngsters with no military experience, were put to the very
front of the battle and they were destined to lose. All of a sudden, according to published accounts
I had a chance to read, a figure of Virgin Mary appeared
over the youngest ones and saved them. The phenomenon was confirmed
later by Russian captives. They got so frightened
that they started to flee. These are the examples of God
protecting our country through Mary in the situations in which Poland
had no chance to win. Never the nation
will be entirely good, never the entire nation
will respond to God’s invitation and admit: yes, she is our Queen. She is the Queen of Poland. She can hardly bear
all these ornaments, most wonderful dresses. They are beautiful, they look so nice, but from history we know that she didn’t like
to dress up that much. But she copes… What is far more important
are the scars on her cheek. The scars attracts far more strongly
than diamond dresses, because every disgraced person
can look at Her face and say: “there is nothing
I can be ashamed of anymore.” That’s beautiful about Her.
The most beautiful jewel of our Lady of Jasna Góra
are the scars on Her face. I would like to invite everyone
to listen once again to a meditation of pope Benedict XVI from October 11, 2010,
if I remember correctly. He spoke about the woman
from the Book of Revelation and the dragon that let water
like a river from its mouth to destroy the child of the woman,
which is the Church. The pope says that this river of water
vomited out by the demon, the red dragon, to flood the Church is soaked in the Book of Revelation
by the ground. The pope interprets
the symbol of the ground as simple faith of simple people,
who are still praying. Where do we find these simple people
who still pray and keep faith? We are probably
the last nation in Europe that still has faith
and in which the Church exists. Here churches are not sold,
are not empty, what’s more, new ones are built. What is the most important thing for me
is faith of the most simple people. Faith of people
who may not understand, who may not be acquainted
with the Scriptures, who do not know the doctrines
and the rules, but who have enormous faith
in their hearts. Just like my grannie,
who could hardly write and read, but she had no problem
with faith and God, she would walk to church
15 kilometres barefoot and would gladly give her life for God. She had no doctrinal problems at all,
she was a simple woman, who loved God
and lived to be with God, who eventually died with God. It seems to me that Poland
has such people of strong, simple faith, who build the Church from the bottom. When we look at the task
of faithfulness to God, we immediately turn at the issue of care for the Holy Sacraments, since they are the sphere and the gift in which the communion with God
is realised. One of the potential threats is omitting or underestimating the real presence of Christ
in the Blessed Sacrament, because not all Christians accept this. Our founder, saint don Bosco said, that if our actions for God’s glory are not focused on the Sacraments
and do not lead to the Sacraments, they are in fact deception,
actions of the Evil one. A correct understanding
of the Bible makes us spread the entire truth
revealed by Him to all the world. However, He also left us Himself.
“Do this in remembrance of me,” He left himself
in the Most Sacred Sacrament and the holy sacraments, and it would be a misunderstanding to reduce our piety,
or the summit of our piety, solely to praise and worship practice
outside the Eucharist. Look at what is going on
in Poland right now. The Eucharistic miracles
in Legnica, Sokółka. Jesus is giving us
powerful signs and says: “Gather around Me,
I am the most important person here.” Please notice
that the first Eucharistic miracle in Lanciano was caused
by disbelief of a priest in the real presence of the body
and blood of Christ under the signs he was holding
in his hands. In the majority of cases,
when it comes to Eucharistic miracles, this is God’s reaction to blasphemy,
sacrilege and disbelief. If there are such signs in Poland,
it means that God says: “Something is beginning
to be wrong here. Somebody is profaning
the Body of the Lord. Somebody is putting someone
through a confessional without absolution.” I don’t know.
“Somebody is losing faith.” God reminds us about Himself. Let us not make Him
perform such miracles. It is better to believe
that God is miraculous. We are not in heaven yet, and we have to be very careful
and discern between good and evil. Therefore the Apostles would warn us
not to be merely happy, because your sins had been redeemed,
but to be prudent. They would repeat Jesus’ words: “Be as pure as doves,
but as wise as serpents. Don’t let yourself be deceived, because a wolf in sheep’s clothing
may come and do you harm. Don’t subdue to various divisions, human ambitions, spiritual visions.” This is why Paul says: “But God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Personally, as a monk,
I must say that a day without contemplating
the passion of the Lord is wasted, because I noticed that the deeper I go
into the contemplation of the passion, the better I enter
the mystery of the Eucharist. It’s all interconnected, so there should be no surprises
in this respect. It is very simple: the Bible,
confession, the Eucharist, and offering oneself to Virgin Mary: just as God entrusted Himself to Mary,
a man should be entrusted to Mary. That’s all. The Eucharist and going to confession
on a regular basis, these are the things
Poland should be faithful to and be able to experience difficulties that as a matter fact
cannot be avoided in this world, the ideal shall never
be achieved here. Jesus promised us: “I will not
abandon you until the very end.” So the question is,
will I abandon Him? It is not Him, who abandons me, it is me who goes astray,
and this is where the snag is. Let us come back to Him
through His Mother. He’s been with Her for 30 years,
a grown up man, who has had only three years
of public ministry and 30 years with his mother. This is an extremely
powerful sign for us. The only way is to remain
with the Mother, under the cross, because only she can lead us
to our destined place. There is no other way! Only through her
it is possible to go to Jesus. This issue seems to be quite vital,
not only because I am a Pauline monk. Theologically speaking
it is very obvious, perhaps not for our Protestant brothers,
but for me it is. I am talking about the role of Mary. She is not some sort of a queen, she is not just added
to the salvific plan, she is the key and central person.
Why? Because, let’s say she is the spark,
one of a kind. God, in order to become a man, needed her. Without her He would not
be configured to us and would not step down to our level. He chose precisely this way. He did not land from the outer space,
like some sort of a transformer, but went through the woman’s womb, also to elevate
feminine dignity in Mary, to heal women, as it were,
starting from the most intimate place. I am down on my knees
in front of this project. When we ask: “What should we do for the prophesies
to be fulfilled in a clear way?”, the answer is known to us. We need to start a fight for rebirth of Marian devotion
in Poland, that would not be pure,
holy and empty bigotry, but that would transform our lives. Our Polish ways to sainthood
are not very spectacular. When we look at our saints, since almost 300 years there has been no stigmatists,
no miracle workers. Usually they are quite ordinary people, whose Marian devotion
put on ordinary routes and they are the biggest saints
in God’s eyes, just like our Lady is, in a sense,
the most ordinary one. She said: “I do not exist” and this is why God
could act through her, for she took no place for herself
and left everything for Him. Mary protects us from turning away
from Jesus. This is the real danger, because when we consider the knowledge we have from the Desert Fathers
from the third century, all the existing demons
have only one purpose – to turn us away from Jesus. What Mary does is just the opposite. She turns us around
and puts us in front of Jesus, so that we might look at Him. You can see it in Gietrzwałd,
this is Mary’s concern. Every man who wants to get closer
to Jesus, cannot ignore her. If he ignores her, rejects her,
says she is a kind of a demon, then his contact with Jesus is illusory, he deludes himself
that he has something to do with Jesus. Without Mary God
had no direct contact with a man, there was no chance for intimacy, so without Mary a man has no chance to have intimacy with God
in Jesus Christ. Let’s come back to the Bible,
1 Kings, chapter 7. There is a description of a temple
built by Huram and Solomon. No one was allowed to enter
the inner part of the temple, meaning an intimate relation with God,
without prior purification in what? a vessel translated into Polish
as the Sea, in Latin “Maria”, are you with me? If someone didn’t wash himself,
he would not be allowed inside. No intimacy with God. He would be
allowed to stare at the Temple. That’s a Conditio sine qua non for an intimate relation
with Jesus – Mary. If somebody rejects her,
his contact with Jesus is an illusion. In the Book of Wisdom, chapter 6
verses 13-14, if I remember correctly, it is said, that She,
symbolised by Wisdom, is quicker… wait a second, let me find this,
it is even funny, because it shows us a certain feature
of the Mother of God hidden in the Book of Wisdom. “She anticipates those who desire her.”
What does the anticipation mean? Even before I realise my desire
to give myself to her in order to be closer to Jesus,
she is already by my side. How fast can you be? It’s quicker than light. It is said about Mary
in the description of the Visitation that she “hurried” to Ain Karim,
153 kilometers. She is a marathon runner! After 42 kilometers a soldier running
from Marathon collapsed and died, and she hurried
with the child in her womb, 153 kilometers, runs to this cottage,
hugs Elizabeth. OK, you can say it was three days,
but still… Show me a woman
capable of such an effort. And she remained like this
for the entire life? For the entire eternity
and was even multiplied! She is faster. Look! “She anticipates those who desire her
by making herself known first.” So she makes herself known to those, before they even realise
they would like to get to know her. A most incredible woman! “She anticipates those who desire her
by making herself known first. Whoever gets up early to seek her…” so you think no,
I’ll make it faster to a chapel, for example I woke up at 4.30 a.m., I am kneeling by her statue
trying to offer her my day, fine, but who woke me up? Statistics show that nowadays Mary appears very often in many places, because the situation we experience is so tragic, so dramatic, that She says that our Heavenly Father’s patience
is nearly over. If we don’t repent, pray and receive the Sacraments,
the punishment will come. If we continue, and we do continue
throughout the world, the punishment will come. We, as I have told you
at the beginning, should not be afraid. What is important
is living in obedience, on a prayer, receiving the sacraments,
going to confession, praying the rosary,
and God will give us His blessing. There has never been so may apparitions
authorised by the Church, Mary has never talked so much before.
She speaks to people of the 21 century. The question is: is it just a coincidence,
is it just our imagination, do we create such stories
for ourselves? Or perhaps there is a specific reason
for which She comes to us and says basically the same thing: repent, repent, repent,
change your life! The same message
is given in Medjugorie. It’s not about healing, miracles,
the dancing Sun, She tells us precisely what to do
in order to get to Jesus. In each and every apparition. In the objections that our prophesies, precisely our Catholic prophesies, are so narrow and exclude others, the issue of Marian devotion
plays the central part. On the other hand they prove
authenticity of these prophesies, because if so many prophesies
are focused on Poland, it is because Poland is probably the only country
in the world that kept the real Marian devotion. Let me differentiate between
two types of Marian devotion – one of them is “AT” devotion – you look at Mary, admire her, pray for help, graces,
intercession, and so on, and the other one,
which is the basic one, can be described as “HOW” devotion
– you look at Our Lady and say: “Ok, God gave me you
as an example of how to live.” In history of Poland has thousands of examples of people, who tried to follow Mother of God
in their ordinary lives. This is the difference
between our Marian devotion and Marian devotion
in other countries. You can’t see this much, because Mother of God led an ordinary
and simple life, didn’t she? The loop closes here. These are ordinary and simple people, who in God’s plans
will change the world. As charismatic communities we should once again
offer ourselves to Mother of God. She is the one that destroys
every heresy, therefore if we offer ourselves to her, she will give us
the spirit of discernment, what comes from the Holy Spirit,
and what is not. We should also be aware of the fact, that in the final Times a false church and false Christ
will be stablished. We will experience the most perfidious influence of antichrist,
also within the Church. Martha Robin says that in the time the Church
will be dying hang on the cross, she must go precisely
the way of Christ, she must experience her own death. Jesus has to die once again
in the Church. She claims that during this time the world will be covered
in total darkness, and it will seem
that the Church is dead, that the Church is not there anymore. The darkness will be so dense. The persecuted Church
will return to the catacombs. This will be this Rest,
hiding in the desert, as 12 chapter
of the Book of Revelation tells us. The Rest will be fed by God
in a supernatural way for “time, times and half a time,” but in the context of reality
it will be so hidden, that it will seem that the Church
does not exist anymore, the Church lost and Satan won. Maybe the Church will remain
in the catacombs, be persecuted, maybe, as somebody told me once, I will celebrate Mass
at private homes in hiding, I do not know, but he said: “Whatever happens,
you may be stripped of everything, maybe they will deprive you
of all your dignity and you will be dishonoured,
but remember: persevere!” Persecution of the Church shall end by the three days
of darkness prophesied by many saints and ordinary people. I am absolutely sure about it. These days will decide upon
who is going to stay in the world, and who is going to be taken away. It will be Lord Jesus himself, who will appear and destroy,
crush, kill the antichrist by the breath of His mouth. The Church will be resurrected anew. Undoubtedly it will be
a surprise for everyone, ranging from the pope
to ordinary people, just like Jesus said:
“I will come like a thief.” All of a sudden everyone
will see open heavens and Christ surrounded by angels, coming with power and majesty and the next moment they will have to follow His eyes,
as it were, and look at themselves
and their entire lives. God is preparing
for our generation something which is going to be
the greatest act of His mercy, gift of Mercy, namely this particular proposition
everyone is going though after death will be experienced by them here,
on earth. Therefore some people
call it the Warning. It is not going to be the Warning
for those who follow Christ, but it will be the Warning for some, who will see Satan in their souls. For there is no emptiness,
there can’t be, we are the temple created by God and for God. If we expel God by a grave sin, the throne of our soul
is taken by Satan. Emptiness is impossible. The question is, whether this is
the apocalypse of the end times or is it the apocalypse
of the last times? If we take Fatima
as the point of reference, because this is safe, the answer is,
this is not the end of time. This is because Mother of God says, which is methodologically
forgotten by people, “In the end”, that is after this apocalyptic horde
of demons that will attack us, “my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” But there is no full stop here,
there is “and” here. “And a period of peace
will be granted to the world.” So the end of the world
is not mentioned here, no Second Coming is prophesized. Perhaps what is at stake here is
“the period of peace” announced by many prophets, perhaps this is
“the civilization of love” proclaimed by pope John Paul II. There is this promise of the new times
among the transitional period, the period of suffering,
fights, trials and prosecutions of the Church. We are now at the highest point
of the spiritual warfare. But there is also
the promise of Fatima: “In the end
my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” There is
the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary;
two similar devotions. What is interesting, sister Lucia
in several places in her letters wrote that the announced
hour of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
in the end, which is unconditional, would be
the triumph of Mary and Jesus. The Hearts of Mary and Jesus. My intuition is, since the apparitions of Fatima
are not the final ones, there shall be new signs, the apparitions of
Margaret Maria Alacouqe, Celakówna and Faustina
do not conclude the topic, there will be other signs. There is an event ahead, when the two separate devotions
will meet. Lucia writes clearly about it.
Fatima will fulfil its task and the entire school of devotion starting from Margaret Maria Alacouqe will fulfil its purpose
when the Church, the faithful will enter into the so called
Covenant of the Three Hearts. We’ll see that the very essence
of Christianity is unity of Mary and Her heart
with Jesus, which is the very essence of man, and in this unity
there is space for each of us. Not the Covenant
of the Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart,
but of mine, too. This is what Lucia prophesises about: a new generation that will radically
change the world, because this is
what we are waiting for. Notice that the first theme,
related to Mary and Fatima, runs clearly through Poland. This seam is Polish,
there is no doubt about it. Just as one heart
can change the world, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
the Immaculate Heart of Mary, hearts of many saints… John Paul II used to say, that statistics
are not to be applied to the Church. How many of you are there? Hitler asked: “How many divisions
has the pope? How many tanks?” What kind of question is it? Because in the Church
the quantity does not count. How many baptised do we have?
It does not matter. How many people
united with God are there, through whom He may enter our world? This is what the covenant
with God is all about. Sister Lucia lived
to form this generation on earth. She offered all her prayers
and religious life for education and formation
of this new generation. It is very important. Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
spoke clearly about this generation and called the saints of this time
the apostles of the end time. There is a chapter in “A Treatise”
by Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort I really recommend. It is about
the apostles of the end time. He says in it that he does not know
when we are to expect this period. For sure we need these apostles.
The Church and the world needs them. This generation will be characterised
by a special devotion to Our Lady, a special love to her, and they will be shaped in her womb
by the power of the Holy Spirit. In the end times the world needs
truly Marian apostles, beloved disciples of Jesus, who will take Mary into their homes,
just like St. John. I started reading “A Treatise”
and a fragment on false Marian devotions and realised that everything
was about me. Rattling off prayers, the rosary,
pilgrimages, all these you do just for yourself… So I started studying “A Treatise”, I still keep a copy of the book
in my chapel, almost every single sentence
might become a topic of prayer, what Our Lady
will give you in return, not only will she protect you,
you’ll get faith, everything, but at the same time
you have to become her slave. People are afraid of the word “slave”, but in this context it implies a son
in the most perfect meaning of the word. The primate Wyszyński
explained the issue: suppose there is a mother
getting up at night and taking care of her child
in spite of her weariness. Isn’t she, in a sense,
a slave to her child, a slave of love in a good sense? Yes, she is indeed. An ideal state would be
this type of dedication and trust that would enable people
to make great sacrifices and have courage to fight until the end
for truth and love. We are not talking about quantity,
but about quality. For God it is enough
to have 10 righteous, like in the times of Abraham,
to save the world. Sister Lucia says
that a small group of people, the new generation,
is needed to change the world, including political authorities.
Everything will be changed, so there’s no need
for large-scale activities, there’s no need for
“let’s the whole world do it” attitude. He is waiting for those, who will respond to His invitation
from the bottom of their hearts. If we have such people, this world
will change according to His scenario. What is this spark
that comes out of Gietrzwałd? What is this spark
that comes out of Poland? In this place there is only one name
that comes to my mind: Mary. When I am trying to find one word to summarise the message
of Our Lady of Gietrzwałd, the word is the name of Jesus. Everything that is said by Our Lady: invitation to the rosary and prayer is shown in the picture of Our Lady,
in which she points at Jesus. I can’t find any other word that would summarise
the apparitions of Gietrzwałd, the name of Jesus. And the spark is her mother, Mary. I remember one conversation I had on the topic we are discussing now
with a Jesuit priest. I said: “We have such a wonderful
prophecy on Poland by sister Faustina. ‘I bear a special love for Poland.’
Tell me, father, for what reason? We don’t vary from other nations,
we don’t vary at all! Perhaps we have even more sins
that cry to God for justice. We don’t vary at all. So why does Jesus talk
about this special love for Poland?” The Jesuit priest smiled and said: “You have already
answered your question. Because we know that we are sinners, and the other nations
don’t realise this.” We are not saints
and we never will be, but at least we are aware
of our sinfulness and we go to confession. This is internationally exceptional. Maybe this is why God is able
to take this ordinary broom, which is our nation,
and do use it according to His will, because we know that we are
just a poor quality broom. God has got a sense of humour. He likes doing impossible things
out of the worse material, for example something out of nothing, cosmos out of chaos,
the world out of emptiness, He is a sort of inventor. So if He chose Poland,
that’s because, Deuteronomy, 7,7 is probably
the best answer, can I quote? Why did he choose Israel?
Why did he choose Poland? Probably the same answer. It’s not because the winged hussars
won over Charles IX of Sweden in the battle of Kircholm. “The Lord did not set his affection
on you and choose you because you were more numerous
than other peoples, for you were the fewest
of all peoples.” He chose me because I am zero, He chose Poland because she is zero, that is why He chose her. It well might be the answer,
but I’m not sure. This spark from Poland
cannot be a statesman or even a cardinal or a pope, because his voice
will be ignored by the world. Maybe it is going to be a woman
or a man, I really don’t know. For sure it is not going to be
a person of a high-visibility. Someone very… surprising. When I observe history and the Bible
and I see it is always like this. Most probably God
did not change His ways. He always chooses
someone very ordinary. It is interesting that people
who are His sparks usually have some problems
with talking. For example Moses and Abraham
were such sparks. He was no one. From the point of view of history
Abraham was no one, just zero. He is not known in great
books of history. In the Book of Sirach
Elijah is called Fire, so you can say he was a spark, too. As a matter of fact he remained unknown
to his contemporaries. Only after a few centuries he was recognised
as someone important, who prepared the way for Elisha. Now Elishua is another form
of Jehoshua, Jeshua – again,
it’s prefiguration of Christ. John the Baptist
came in the spirit of Elijah, so the history repeats itself,
only on different levels. We can understand this, if we look at history
in a different manner, not as a line but rather
as a plane out of which, as if from behind a curtain,
a structure of eternity emerges – what God wants to do with history, and it manifests itself
in entire history, therefore certain elements
repeat themselves like fractals, because they are God’s plan.
Sparks are constantly being created. This spark from Poland can be, if perceived from the outside,
totally invisible. It may be something
so small and humble that there is no need
to raise our voice, but to motivate people who are not afraid
of their everyday cross, to offer themselves for humanity. Since the middle of 19th century
in various apparitions there has been this topic
of expiative suffering. God is searching for people
who will say: “God, if there is a need
for healing the world and saving it, leading it to God’s ultimate purpose,
saving it from a catastrophe, I am ready to accept suffering
and save the world from suffering.” Even a single person,
when standing in front of God accepting his cross
and offering it to God, becomes this spark. So there is no need
for millions of people. Well, if there were many,
it would be great, but God in His plans, on the last day before His Parousia will close this number
and set His own limit. Our task is to do as much as possible to increase this number
of dedicated people. I am sure it refers to an individual,
for in the Bible we can see that individuals are
of the utmost importance. The spark is someone living in an incredibly
close relation with God, but this person
is not necessarily recognised, well, maybe in a small group. Should we interpret this word “spark”
as a flash of light in the context of other prophesies
that include the image of light? The author is the same – God, so it stands to reason to answer: yes. So we might substitute
the word “spark” with “God” who is Light,
according to sister Lucia. From Poland God will come forth – His grace and power, which is the only power
able to change the world. It must be some sort of a movement joined by everyone willing to pick up and offer
their personal cross, who will be able
to sort of raise the bar and offer themselves
for the entire world. God does not want to destroy us,
there’s no doubt about it. He does want to save
every single person. He died and rose from the dead
for everyone, so He does not want
a sinner to perish, but to convert and have eternal life. Remember, take care of your soul!
What did you do for your soul? Where are you today
in case of the end of the world, your heart attack, car crash,
cancer diagnosis? Where are you today in your life? Are you prepared?
For this is your end of the world. If we do what we are to do,
there is no… A trial will be simply a promotion. It’s like the flood. Since Noah was very close to God, his relationship was
extremely intimate, and other people were
in a moral swamp, when the flood came, Noah would go up and be promoted
when the water went up, and those who had
no relationship with God went to the bottom. If you experience
intimacy with the Lord, when a trial comes, your life
is getting better and better. But if your relationship
with God is poor, or if you have
a very childish vision of God, you get stuck in mud. And the flood will come anyway,
the flood is simply grace. For some it is the malediction,
for some it is the blessing. In order to endure
this trial of the flood you have to be inside the arc,
so again, I repeat: the Bible, Eucharist, confession,
offering oneself to Our Lady. If I am locked in it,
what do I care about the flood? I am enjoying the Balearic Islands! I wish to tell Poles, friends, particularly the young and children, and you: I want to tell you
that you are the spark! You are the spark
that can light the world up and spread the fire
of the Holy Spirit for the entire mankind.

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