A dream…

This past week, I was  staying at a motel having been to a funeral. I felt as if I prayed all night, even while sleeping. I felt the Holy Spirit upon me in a stronger way than ever, as if I was at contemplative prayer, but I was half asleep. Then I had a dream that Our Lady appeared on the TV in our room. It was a 2-dimensional image. I asked her how much time we had. She said, “Not very much.” That was the end of the dream.

I was not sure whether I should share it but then one of our readers here sent me this Scripture passage, having received it out of the blue, as it were:

Rev. 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

I felt it was a confirmation of the dream and because both the dream and the passage indicate a “shortness of time”, I felt called to pass on the message.

Let us continue to pray for one another and for the whole world.

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14 thoughts on “A dream…

  1. Amen to that sister!

    Mother dearest, most Sweet, Kind and Merciful Queen, take care of your children. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears; despise not our petitions but in your Gentle Mercy hear and answer us, oh Sweet Virgin Mary

    JESUS we Trust in You!.

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  2. YES
    Eternal father, we offer you the body, blood, soul, and divinity of your dearly beloved son, in atonement for our sins AND THOSE OF THE WHOLE WORLD.
    For the sake of his sorrowfull passion, have mercy on us AND ON THE WHOLE WORLD.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this dream, Pelianito! This week I’ve had the sickening feeling that our side is losing the fight, the Enemy seems to be gaining on every side. But, of course, that has been the refrain of prophesy for so long, now, that there must be a culmination. So, if the time be short, let the prayers be fervent,(O Lord, assist our prayers!) and our heads lifted, because He has said:

    ‘There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things BEGIN to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. (Luke 21:25 ff, RSV)

    O, Maranatha, come, Lord Jesus!

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    1. Let us be like Abraham, who against hope, believed in hope. Our Lord is in charge, not the enemy! Thanks be to God!

      Your comment reminded me of an article I wrote for the December newsletter of the Brothers and Sisters of Penance. I used that very passage and emphasized the same word, “begin”. Here is the article:

      And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. (Luke 21:27-28)

      I know a Nigerian priest. He has said that in Nigeria, how you say something is just as important as what you say. Once he recounted a story of someone who had confronted him unjustly. He said, “First I stepped back. Then I stepped forward. Then I said what I had to say.”

      Think about the meaning of his actions. First he was literally taken aback by what the other person said. Stepping back is what you do to avoid a blow. It could be seen as cowardly, but what he did next was full of power and courage. He stepped forward and spoke a word in the strength of truth. He refused to back down from the one who was attacking him. He did not lose ground. He did not lose face. Body language—our posture says so much.

      The above Scripture passage contains an example of the Christian’s ideal body language: Stand erect and raise your heads… Looking more closely at the verse, notice that our Lord does not say to stand erect and raise your heads only after the Son of Man comes, but to do so when the signs preceding his coming are beginning to happen. For, once the Son of Man comes, there will no longer be any need for hope, since the thing hoped for will have come. Hope belongs to the era of faith in things not seen. And this hope does not depend on circumstances, but on the overriding joy of knowing that the God of infinite power and love dwells within us.

      Origen, who died in the third century, has left a teaching that is as pertinent today as ever:

      “So if we want God to reign within us, on no account may sin rule in our mortal body but let us mortify our earthly bodies and let us be made fruitful by the Spirit. Then we will be a spiritual garden of Eden for God to walk in. God will rule in us with Christ who will be seated in us on the right hand of God — God, the spiritual power that we pray to receive — until he makes his enemies (who are within us) into his footstool and pours out on us all authority, all power, all strength.”

      There is much to ponder in this piece, notably the role of penance in the defeat of evil. It is worth noting also that he identifies the enemies of God as the forces within our own hearts. It is sin we must fear more than any earthly calamity. For sin alone can take away our hope of redemption.

      By standing erect and raising our heads in spite of our earthly situation we, in the words of Pope John Paul II, become witnesses to hope. The time to be a true witness to hope is when hope is hard work, as at Calvary. Who were the witnesses to hope at Calvary? The Blessed Mother, St. John, Mary Magdalene, and a few others, faithful children of Abraham, who “against hope, believed in hope.”

      As we begin the holy season of Advent, let us pray with renewed hope and gratitude for the grace of redemption. May our Advent fast, united to the cross of Christ, be an instrument of salvation for ourselves and for all the poor sinners of the world, until he makes all his enemies into his footstool.

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  4. in Rev4.8 we are told “day and night , without pause, the sing: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty.”
    Notice , day and night without pause.
    Perpetual Adoration and constant prayer .
    i believe we must be in constant prayer and Perpetual Adoration be set up everywhere.
    in prayer i felt the Lord say do not just wait on Catholics but as in the gospel call all to Jesus.
    spent time talking to a wonderful priest who promotes P. A. in various parts of world. HE had wonderful stories of NON CATHOLICS coming to realize the Real Presence and going to Adoration.
    a young Hindu boy said he had started going each evening after work as chapel across road from his shop.
    a Lutheran minister and his 2000 parish want to go to Catholic chapel for Adoration.
    I BELIEVE it is late and just as in Gospel those invited said they were too busy but Jesus said to go out to highyways and biways and ask the lame etc. …..we are to do so too.
    Generally the Catholics haveit all but in many instances are the hardest to move. so ask others.
    While we can go to Sacraments etc do so.

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  5. Friends, Pelianito’s dream and the Gospel for Sunday, I believe, has a very strong link. The gospel was the turning of the water into wine, but what is crucial to understand (and I hope I express it clearly as it is in my mind) is that JESUS’ the GOD-MAN subjected Himself to the loving authority of His mother MARY in beginning His public ministry. In other words, His time did not come until MARY willed it.

    The all encompassing Creator made Man, humbled Himself in perfect obedience, to take instruction from His perfect creation MARY. He willed it that She must herald in His kingdom. This is why I feel that it was instructive to note that Our Mother appeared to Pelianito in the dream and said the time is short…She is the precursor and will once again usher in Christ’s ministry/Kingdom.

    This is God’s gift to us a broken and wounded (by sin) humanity, His Mother. She loves deeply and “will” protect her own! Consecrate yourself and your family.

    Immaculata pray for us, for we Trust in You and Your Son JESUS.

    Friends of this blog, without sounding desperate and maybe I should be, please turn to MARY and seek her, she will hide us under her mantle, just as She did Her Son JESUS when He was cold in the manger. Don’t let these days of mercy pass us by!

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    1. Yes, aj, our Lord has been sending his Mother before him to prepare the way for over a hundred years. Lourdes, Fatima, Medjugorje, weeping statues, and so on…it is the AGE of Mary. You are so right, we need to seek refuge under her mantle of mercy. How beautiful it will all be when all is revealed and everyone knows how majestic she really is!

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  6. Thanks, Pelianito and Anne, both, so much.

    Pelianito’s comment about ‘hoping when hope is hard work’ resonated. Yes, that’s where the witness would naturally be, when there are no ‘reasons’ for hope evident in the ‘visible’ realm. This is easy to forget in a moment of panic. It isn’t even necessary to feel hope, but it is necessary to act like it’s real. I think I might enter into a discipline of remembering to physically stand up straight, always remembering why and calling back an internal statement, a sort of ‘act of hope’, until it’s a habit.

    And, Anne, I’m one of those Protestants who made it to Rome partially because I recognized that Jesus was present in the Sacrament the same way I had met Him in numinous experiences. I was pretty surprised, having been brought up to believe worshiping a wafer was just plain crazy! (I’d never tried it, of course. The strongest opinions are usually the untested ones.)

    One day I before I was able to take the Eucharist itself I had gone forward for a blessing. The priest had a Host in his hand, saw me with my arms crossed, and used that hand to make the sign on the Cross on my forehead. I strongly felt the numinous Presence from the Host – nothing had ever happened like that from a blessing before. It really rocked me back. I went back to my seat thinking, ‘It’s true. I believed the theology, but now I’m experiencing it, and it’s all true.’

    Thanks also for the ‘Holy’ quote. Confirmation for something else! What a handful of jewels you’ve given me! May God be blessed for the community of believers, and may He reward you at the point of your greatest need.

    So, now on to penance…and to Adoration tomorrow…thanks, sisters in Christ.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this. It is wonderful to hear these kinds of things. Let us also remember that he is just as present whether we feel him or not. Jesus I adore you! Orianata!

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  7. columbkille and Pelianito, thank you both for your comments. i truly appreciate as i feel so passionate about Adoration and now i do believe God has given me a passion to invite all. i have a friend who lived here, Australia, but now in Alaska.!Her son had a dreadful car accident just before Christmas. His girlfriend was killed and he was very seriously injured but after 12 hours in emergency theatre , he made it through. my friend is a very loving woman, truly a good person. she is not Catholic but her husband is a lapsed one.
    she said her son is not only struggling with injuries but with a dreadful broken heart and that their lives have been shattered.
    yesterday i felt the urge to google Adoration in Alaska. there were several in her place. so i put it in the Hands of God and suggested going to Adoration. i briefly explained and said how God has been so good to me in Adoration.
    Please pray that God works His wonders for them. God bless and truly thank you to both of you. Your comments gave me courage.

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  8. I love the link for the ephphathahouse and will check it out when I have more time.

    anne, food for thought to give to your friend would be Perpetual Adoration online. It could be impossible to go out to an Adoration Chapel sometimes, and this site brings it to one 24/7:

    http://savior.org/

    I pray for great healing in the power of the Gloriana for all involved in the accident

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