Saturday, June 16, 2018

Rebuking a young seminarian who rebukes me

From sleeping the whole night through, I woke up from a dream this morning. I saw a procession going on. I knew it was an Our Lady of Akita procession because I saw the nun, the visionary of the Akita apparition, sitting there fronting me as the procession was going to the right. The whole appearance of the nun was almost white amidst the backdrop of the darkness of the night and the light of the candles could hardly equal her clarity. A young seminarian, who was among the people watching the procession, rebuked me all of a sudden in a manner where he spoke swiftly. I told him to speak slowly, just the same he spoke swiftly. "You are hiding something!" I told him and I began to speak in tongues loudly to rebuke him. He collapsed on the ground. I went on speaking in tongues, and I was dumbfounded to see his companion seminarian also fell down. And another seminarian who was standing beside me also fell down. I went on speaking in tongues. I was speaking in tongues in my sleep. A close relative heard me and called my name, I woke up and the dream stopped.

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Friday, June 08, 2018

Fr. Glenn: Requiescat in pace

At the time I had the vision in my sleep, I had no inkling he already passed away. The backdrop was in white. The soul was walking up the wide stairs. I was facing the edge of these stairs when his image started emerging. He was in the best version of himself. A countenance which exuded youthfulness and good looks more than he was in the prime of his earth-life. He was smiling at me as the soul walked up the stairs leading to where I was. It was a split second vision on the night of May 30. Of whether the vision was in my dream or in my drowsiness, I am unsure. I forgot about the vision when I woke up in the morning of May 31. I can tell from his sermons in his Masses he was with me in my calling, but the last mass I attended with him as the officiating priest was when he was harsh, rough and sharp in the pulpit and I knew in my spirit he intended it on me. I can tell because of the way he put the Blessed Host on my tongue during Holy Communion, it was close to irreverence. Out of his indignation. The particular sermon happened at the hype of something against me was circulating among the clergy. (Even up to now, the Lord has never given me a clue as to what that was all about. I can only guess, but it died a natural death.) I decided not to hear his Masses for awhile to keep him from giving me Holy Communion with irreverence. I understand him all the while, I'd be back to his Masses when the "story" died down. It appears that was the last Mass I had with him. Going back to the vision, I came to remember it only at noontime of May 31 when I learned of his death. I tried to keep back my tears. I knew in my heart he would defend the cause of God in me but at the same time, we are humans, subject to err, so I understand his frailty. Yesterday, his remains had to be buried. Going to the cemetery with others, I "saw" the word "Sorry" that was sprayed on the concrete fence leading to where his remains had to be laid down. Go on, Father Glenn, you were long before forgiven. I envy the beauty of your soul.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Reblogged: The miracle of Corpus Christi

'THE HEART WHERE I WILL SPEAK': The miracle of Corpus Christi: To believe is to see. One young diocesan priest whose way of saying the Masses is one that shows his deep faith in the Holy Eucharist received a miracle in which the Lord Jesus Christ Himself allowed him to "feel" the reality of His Eucharistic Presence. It happened during the Elevation of the Cup of Wine at the Mass he officiated on the Feast of the Corpus Christi in 2009. During the Consecration, the priest raised the Cup with both hands. When it was time to lower the Cup, his left hand let go of the Cup first so that his right hand was to bring It down on the table; but the right hand was still "holding up" the Cup -- for a second or two or more! -- that should the right hand let go of the Cup, the Cup of Wine would have been seen by all present as floating by Itself in mid-air! I had the habit of raising my head to see the chalice being elevated and bring my head down to close my eyes when the chalice is being lowered down on the table; but that instant was different, I could not lower my head as usual. At the time of genuflection, the priest never genuflected as is usually done by priests -- instead, he knelt down on both knees and bowed low to the floor before the table of the Consecrated Bread and Wine. The two of us were the only witness to this particular Eucharistic miracle. My diary entry of December 9, 2008, Tuesday, 3:59 AM, is predictive to this phenomenon, it says, and I quote: "Just this dawn, I dreamed of [a young priest] at the altar table celebrating the mass while I was attending with the people. The chalice containing a single consecrated Host suddenly lifted up in the air by itself before him to his amazement, flew towards me, and poured out the Host into my mouth on its own. I got hold of the chalice, gathered the crumbs inside it, and poured them out into my mouth. While consuming, a young woman approached me and talked to me as if nothing happened. Lord Jesus, I trust in Your Mercy for the meaning of this dream."

[The blogger's note: The said Mass was celebrated on June 14, 2009, Sunday, at 5:00AM, the first Mass on schedule; and preceded by a whole night Eucharistic vigil at San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City, Philippines.]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

For Clergy: Crusade Prayer 170: To uphold the Holy Word of God


Crusade prayer 170 is a daily prayer for clergy. 

O Dear Lord, my beloved Jesus Christ 
Hold me. 
Protect me. 
Keep me in the Light of Your Face, as my persecution intensifies, when my only sin is to uphold the Truth, the Holy Word of God. 
Help me to find the courage to serve you faithfully at all times. 
Give me Your Courage and Your Strength, as I fight to defend Your Teachings against fierce opposition. 
Never desert me, Jesus, in my time of need and provide me with everything I need to continue to serve You, through the provision of the Holy Sacraments and Your Precious Body and Blood, through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 
Bless me Jesus. 
Walk with me. 
Rest in me. 
Stay with me. Amen. source: crusadeprayergroup.org

Crusade Prayer 58: Crusade of conversion prayer

O dear Jesus, I call on You to embrace all God's children and cover them with Your Precious Blood. 
Let each drop of Your Blood cover every soul to shield them from the evil one. 
Open the hearts of all, especially hardened souls and those who know You, but who are stained with the sin of pride, to fall down and beg for the light of Your Love to flood their souls. 
Open their eyes to see the Truth, so that the dawn of Your Divine Mercy will shower down upon them, so they are covered with the Rays of Your Mercy. 
Convert all souls through the graces I ask You for now, dear Jesus, (personal intention here)
I beg You for Mercy and offer you this gift of fasting for one day every week (for this month of June*) in atonement for all sins. 
Amen. 
* Since this prayer first appeared, we have been asked to fast one day per week, every week. source: crusadeprayergroup.org

Monday, April 16, 2018

Crusade Prayer 28: For unification of all Christian Churches


O, God of the Most High, we kneel before you to beg for the unification of all your children in the fight to retain your Christian Churches on earth. 
Let not our differences divide us at this time of great apostasy in the world. 
In our love for you, dear Father, we beseech you to give us the graces to love one another in the name of your Beloved Son, Our Savior, Jesus Christ. 
We adore You. We love You. We unite to fight for the strength to retain your Christian Churches on earth in the trials we may face in the years ahead. 
Amen. source: crusadeprayergroup.org

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

'Not even good enough!'

The Heart Where I Will Speak started out as a blog on photographs personally snapped and captioned either in poetry or prose and bore my full name as the "photo-blogger-instrument." I had the blog shared to some of my college friends and professors and even displayed the site address on my Facebook profile. I had been "alerted" by the Holy Spirit via the gifts granted to my instrumentality that the blog in the original format has reached the Archdiocese hierarchy. When the Lord allowed me to sense it, I had the feeling it was high time for my calling or the works that I had been called to do to begin as I saw in the dream-visions I had before. Thus, the shift from the original "Eye Of A Thousand And One" to the now "The Heart Where I Will Speak" under the username fdivinemercy. When I wrote and posted The Instrument as a blog post in 2013, I dreamed of my college English professor who was one of those I shared my blog with in the original format. In the said blog post, I wrote a story about my Mass Communication professor telling some profs and senior students in my presence, "[fdivinemercy] can write good English but he cannot speak good English." In the dream, the English professor, while reading that particular portion of my blog post, commented on my written English as "not even good enough." In my college days, this particular English prof was all praise to my future "self." I cannot forget when she told the class about the successes of several alumni who made it national in scope; and, as a punchline, she said: "Watch out for [fdivinemercy]!" Prophet Don, who believes in my calling, in a letter, told me: God will make something simple in your life and turn it into something great like "water into wine." Another blog post that was greatly criticized was posted on November 22, 2013: Yolanda: The Dream, The Fulfillment and The Cause. This time, the pulpit was the critic, saying, "Say what you mean, mean what you say" and "Write in the vernacular if you can't handle it in English." But why this blog is in English? Simply because not all blog readers are Visayans or Mindanaoans who can understand the vernacular! If my blog posts never "say what I mean, mean what I say," just go back to the blog posts in question after some time and read again. I do this formula when I cannot understand a certain verse in the Bible. The Holy Spirit makes us understand after reading them again after some time. It really pays to re-read. One more thing, if the time came for my vocabularies and idiomatic expressions increase, my personal choice of words would still be simple. Nevertheless, do not "watch out for [fdivinemercy];" but "watch out for [what God can do in the life of fdivinemercy]!"

Sunday, April 08, 2018

'Please stand!'

No other person, even if he be a priest, may add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority. (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 22) Last Saturday evening, during an anticipated Mass I attended at Redemptorist Church, I had this experience when I took Holy Communion from the hands of the priest-mass celebrant. When I knelt before the Cup containing the consecrated Hosts held by the hands of this priest, he told me, "Please stand!" I had but to obey and stand to take the Sacred Host on the tongue. And I left to return to my seat to kneel and consume the Sacred Host. Why should the priest have to command me to stand? He must understand that I kneel not in his person but to the Living Host he was holding. Acts 10: 25-26 says: As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. But Peter made him get up. "Stand up," he said, "I am only a man myself." I came to take Holy Communion of the Living Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ in the form of a round Blessed Host the mass-celebrant priest was holding. I knelt to worship Christ and not the priest! This incident was the second time that happened to me at the Redemptorist Church. The first one was with an American priest belonging to the Redemptorist congregation. Same thing happened, the priest said to me as I knelt down to take Holy Communion: "Please stand!" I obeyed, stood up and took the Sacred Host on my tongue. Had I sinned when I obeyed the priest? Not at all because I was just obeying the priest's command. It was the priest who sinned because it was him who commanded me to stand before (or disrespect) the Very Presence of the Lord in the Blessed Host. If I hear again the Masses he will be officiating, knowing he would make me stand again to take Holy Communion, this time I will be guilty of the sacrilege of the priest. So every time I saw he was the priest who was to officiate the Mass I was to attend, what I do is leave the Church, lest we both sin. Something worse happened before the occurrence of these two incidents, it happened during Holy Communion in the Mass officiated by an American priest in the Church in Babak, Samal. As I knelt down with both hands clasped, he would not allow me to take the Sacred Host on my tongue. He wanted to place the Host on my palm from which I was to take the Host. As I was reluctant at first, he bypassed me to distribute the Hosts to those lining after me then returned with a gesture pointing to his palm. I obeyed finally but I have not been attending his Masses again. 

Postscript: Who is speaking against the Truth of Christ? Kneeling while taking Holy Communion on the tongue has been practiced since the time closer to Apostolic times. Standing while taking Holy Communion is practiced only in the present times so distant to Apostolic times. In regards to the Pentecost, why should there be second Pentecost when the Holy Spirit has already come as happened at the Upper Room? We hardly get it. The Pentecost at the Upper Room has the power and impact to the Apostles and first believers when it came. The same power and impact will come again -- this time, to the world -- that's why, it's called the second Pentecost. It is not the Holy Spirit per se Who will come again because It has already come. Even before the First Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was one of the Three Persons Who created the universe. What will come again in our time is the power and the impact of the Holy Spirit similar to the First Pentecost. As far as the Douay-Rheims Bible is concerned, it is a safer English translation of the Holy Bible than new translations coming out in the market today.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Litany prayer 2: Answered prayer?

Is it an example to the efficacy of the Crusade Prayers and Litanies as revealed to Maria Divine Mercy? This blog has been using Litany Prayer No. 2 and Crusade Prayer No. 117 for musicians, athletes and Hollywood artists who "swapped their souls for the price of fame." The good may win at the moment but at other time, the evil. This is the case of Lady Gaga. A tug of war between good and evil. The prayers of this blog will not rest with this development.
Entertainment section, Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 3, 2018 issue

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Crusade Prayer 100: For the survival of Christianity

O dear Jesus, we beg You for the skills to survive the trials we now face, as the last True Pope finishes his Mission for You.
Help us to sustain the terrible abuse we will now have to face because of the collapse of the Church, which we once knew.
Never let us deviate from the Truth of Your Divine Word.
Help us to remain silent when the attacks are placed upon our shoulders to entice us to turn our backs on You and the Sacraments you gave the world.
Cover Your Army with the powerful Love we need, like a shield, to protect us against the false prophet and the antichrist.
Help Your Church on earth to spread and multiply, so that they can adhere to the Truth and help you lead our brothers and sisters on the Path of Truth to prepare ourselves, adequately, for Your Second Coming. Amen.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Photo-vision: the 2nd Pentecost

The second Pentecost is coming soon! The coming of the Holy Spirit will "renew the face of the earth." It will be a time when the conscience of the world will be illumined. The Lord will let us see the condition of our souls. We will have great remorse for our sins when it comes. Many will die because of the immense sorrow that we will feel towards unconfessed sins we committed, including our Eucharistic irreverence and the questionable lifestyle we led. To lessen its impact upon us, we need to confess our sins, especially mortal sins, "lead good lives" and return to Eucharistic reverence before this time comes. Lucky are those who will die in mortal sins during The Warning (as the second Pentecost is also called) if they, before The Warning, are remembered in the prayers of remnant army intercessors because the prayers will save and send their souls to purgatory instead of hell. Those, on the other hand, who survive The Warning, will have great thirst for God; and a spiritual revival will take place on earth. Earlier in the afternoon, I visited the chapel of the Holy Spirit Adoration Convent in Bangkal, popularly known as the "Pink Sisters." After the Stations of the Cross were done, I snapped a photo of the "tongue of fire" marker with a white dove in the vicinity. Upon looking at the photo, only then did I notice the three almost-mist rays that emanate from above, resting on the white dove and the rest of the marker. It may be the reflection of the afternoon sunlight on the lens of the camera. Just the same, I call it photo-vision -- the photo-vision of the upcoming second Pentecost!