St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi Visions of Purgatory

The Bible is a supernatural book.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

II Peter 1:21  (2 Peter 1:21)

Those who were used to write down the words of the Old and New Testament had experiences with God, visions, dreams, and heard the voice of God.  How do we know they were accurate?  Much of what they said was fulfilled and many would agree that the other prophecies are in the process of being fulfilled.

Visions and spiritual experiences are not limited to those who were instruments in writing the Old and New Testament.  Many who dedicate themselves to seek the Lord have experiences of one kind or another.

Here is some information about St. Mary Magdane de Pazzi  (of Pazzi).  She was resting and entered into a vision of Purgatory.  Actually, the way I stated that is not correct.  She was “recreating”, in other words, relaxing with her fellow sisters in the convent in a garden (There were no televisions, movies, videos or cell phones then).  An angel asked permission to take her on a spiritual journey.  She agreed.

That description of the process is actually more accurate than saying she simply “entered into a vision of purgatory”.  God does not impose His will.  He asks.  Angels are messengers, servants of the Most High.  The angel came with a message from the Most High God.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.  John 13:20

Why did it happen to her and not another?  First, she said “yes”.  Also, she was not too busy to stop what she was doing to shift gears and do what God was offering at the moment.  She was willing to stop doing what she was doing and pay attention to what the Lord was saying.

A person can get so headstrong, self-willed, rebellious, prodigal and busy that when God comes to them, they either do not hear or do not respond.  It is necessary to realize that there are steps in the process that cause people to have certain experiences from God.

And of course, she was already dedicated to the Lord, spending hours in service, prayer, and study daily or weekly following the convents rules.  So she was not a random accident and this was not a random accident.  The parts of the puzzle, the preparation was in place for this incident to happen.

It is extremely important to note that she was dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ and that is why she had a godly experience.  We are not talking about someone who was seeking an experience through satan-worship, witchcraft, or magic.  That kind of evil seeking opens the doors to problems and curses.

Here is the story.  Part I    Part II

 

 

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The Pretense of Pretending

It’s all about God. Whether the secular world wants to admit it or not, it’s all about God. Whether the political world wants to admit it or not, it’s all about God. Whether the scientific world wants to admit it or not, it’s all about God.

The root problems in the world go back to one question. That question is, who is God and what is his claim on mankind? Answer that, and everything else falls into place.

Atheists deny there is a God, some because God has a moral code. Politicians want a separation of church/God and state, so they can stay in power and not have to be concerned with the ethics the church preaches. And scientists use phony science to talk about evolution instead of intelligent design because the scientific research is funded big money from the politicians who in turn want to please the atheists/secularists who vote for them or place them in power.

The problem is not that men do not believe that the Bible is true. The problem is that they do not want to believe the Bible is true. Because the Bible lays claims to men’s lives. It lays claim to the way nations are run. It provides the overarching guidance and direction for men and nations. That throws a wrench in the lifestyles of those who want to corruptly gain money and power, those politicians who are “in it” for money and power. It really can’t get more basic than that.

Beyond that, it opens up a spiritual world, that once acknowledged, cannot be ignored. It opens up a world of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, three persons and attributes of One God. It opens the door to the acknowledgement of devils and demons. It acknowledges the reality of a heaven and a hell.

This is not what the controlling forces of the world want people to think about. Think about the loss of money to them if people are not frittering it away on junk trinkets, corrupting entertainment, drugs and alcohol that destroy the body, junk food, and then money is spent in the health industry trying to patch up the messes.

Let’s stop the pretense of pretending. We have problems because the devil still offers, “If thou wilt fall down and worship me, all shall be thine.” There are those who have said “yes”. He offered it to Jesus. Jesus refused. But the offer never ceases. The battle never stops. So the devils are demons are fighting for men’s souls. The rulers of the world would rather people not think about it, because it will cut into the rulers’ profits.

You can add a lot of details, but that is the bottom line picture. So the world can either go on pretending it doesn’t know the real issue and keep being destroyed. Or, it can face the fact that there is a God, a devil, a fight, a choice, and a decision to make, and then a war to fight until it is finished. The war is a spiritual war to bring down the satanic forces that rule this world.

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Dr. Scott Hahn Answers Questions About Purgatory and More

I want to preface the video with these comments.

This year is 2016. Next year will be 2017. That will be the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses against the Catholic Church in 1517. That is commonly thought of and related in history books as the beginning of the Protestant movement.

In leaving the Catholics, various Catholic doctrines were ignored. The baby was thrown out with the bath water. Protestants may have no or little understanding of Catholic doctrines, of things that have been a part of the Catholic Church for centuries.

By the Jewish calendar, this is the year of Jubilee. Because of that, I believe certain things will happen. As a matter of fact, they must happen or it certainly will not be a Jubilee for anyone. Those who have ears to hear can hear what I just said. On the religious front, I believe there will be an examination and returning to some of the Catholic practices. Some of these are:

1. praying the rosary
2. understanding the communion of saints, not worshiping saints, but working with the Church Triumphant in heaven to overcome the satanic forces on earth, “those that be with us are more than those that be with them” (II Kings 6:16)

15And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

16And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

17And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

3. understanding purgatory and praying for the Holy Ones in purgatory
4. invoking St. Michael the archangel to help us in the earthly battles against the satanic forces that have been unleashed
5. understanding the power of Mass and Communion
6. considering again the Apocrypha

Have there been problems in the Catholic Church?  Let’s answer that with a question.  Have there been problems in the Protestant Churches?  Let’s also answer it with something the Protestants will not accept and that is Mary, Mother of God, has repeatedly appeared on this earth with heavenly warnings about problems.  The Lord is not ignorant about what is happening.  “Whoso receives whomsoever I send receives me.”  That includes Mary, Mother of God.  You need eyes to see and ears to hear to understand these things, and that refers to spiritual sight and hearing.  The invisible spiritual world is real, but is accessed by faith and obedience.  Points of disobedience, doubt, and rebellion bring confusion and darkness.  The cherubim still stand with the flaming sword to keep the way to the tree of life and Jesus is the door.   I personally believe what is happening in the Catholic Church is part of the Third Secret of Fatima, which the Pope refused to release by 1960. This is a point at which I feel the Pope went over his pay grade by ignoring the Mother of God, sent by Jesus the Christ.  Ooops.

As for Fatima, it was pointed out by forensics that the person put forth as Lucia in latter years was a different person and the prophecy put forth was not the original one. Click here for information on Fatima or do a search in the search box on this site.

The Protestant Church has had its own problems of the preaching of the rapture, which took the church away from being relevant in the political world, and put them behind the church’s four walls.  If the Founding Fathers beleived in the rapture there would never have been an Revolutionary War. Can people be raptured?  Of course.  Enoch and Elijah were.  Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection.  Will there be a mass rapture?  Not in the sense they are expecting.

Anyway, with that preface, here is the the information promised.

I feel led to say to some prodigals, “Welcome home”.

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