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Messages from a Benedictine monk

Discussion in 'Marian Apparitions' started by lynnfiat, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    In 2007, we're told by a new book, Our Lord and the Blessed Mother began to speak to the heart of a Benedictine monk -- a priest -- who at the time was greatly in need of their intervention.

    The priest, in an Irish monastery, was "prompted" to write down what he heard -- words of knowledge and insight and encouragement meant not only for him but, it seems, for us all.

    The priest, who received much of it during Adoration -- and whose revelations pertain in large part precisely to Adoration -- suffered his share of doubts over the authenticity of what he was "hearing." Not to worry for
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    long: his spiritual director, closely following the events, identified what was occurring as gratia gratis data (real Grace), and his book, In Sinu Jesu: The Journal of a Priest At Prayer, includes an imprimatur from a bishop, Michael Smith, in Meath Mullingar, Ireland along with a Nihil Obstat.

    "Here is the text as I have transcribed it over the years from the notebooks that I started to keep in 2007," writes the Benedictine religious, who has chosen to remain anonymous. "The vocabulary and the style are mine, but the substance of what I wrote came during prayer, without any effort or reflection on my part.

    "There would be an inner movement to write, and I would write until the inspiration stopped.

    "After writing, there would be a grace of quiet union with Our Lord or with Our Lady. On a few occasions, there were 'words' from saints or from holy people."

    These are called allocutions, of course -- interior (mental), as opposed to auricular (through the ear) -- and they certainly ring of authenticity, in two important regards:

    The way they arrived, without the expenditure of his own thought and energy, is what Saint Teresa of Avila said was a hallmark of real communication (as opposed to those who have to reach for words). Also, in the effects: these locutions draw you powerfully into deeper appreciation and devotion of the Blessed Sacrament -- bring Adoration more alive than we have ever seen in a book. "It was precisely in His Eucharistic Presence that these conversations with Our Lord unfolded," he emphasizes, "drawing me more and more into the light of His Face and the fire of His Heart."

    They do the same to the reader.

    A great book to take, in fact, to Adoration -- as one reads Christ explaining how to best benefit from the devotion: what hidden treasures are there.

    As the book says, "there is more time in a day than what is measured by hours and minutes. I am the Lord of all time, and time given in tribute to Me is of greater worth than time invested in the most wearying labors. I do not ask that you stop doing the tasks that are before you, but only that you put Me before all else, giving the best of your time and the greater portion to Me alone."

    It has the hallmarks of legitimate locution and is a book especially crucial for priests -- aimed at them in a special way; every cleric should have one, especially in rectories that suffer sterility -- but inspiring to anyone meditating on the words, for one feels the Lord speaking. One touches Grace.

    That there is a crisis with aridity, devotions, and lack of the mystical in the Church is beyond serious question. But says the revelation:

    "I am about to renew the priesthood of My Church in holiness," Jesus presumably infused into the monk's mind on Maundy Thursday night, March 20, 2008.

    "I am very close to cleansing My priests of the impurities that defile them. Soon, very soon, I will pour out graces of spiritual healing upon all My priests. I will separate those who will accept the gift of My Divine friendship from those who will harden their hearts against Me. To the first I will give radiant holiness like that of John and of My apostles in the beginning. From the others I will take away even what they think they have. It must be so. I want the priests of My Church clean in heart and faithful in responding to to the immense love with which I have loved each one of them and chosen each one for Myself and for the realization of the designs of My Heart."

    Fascinating words, there. At one point, in 2010, the Lord, in language reminiscent of Italian locutionist Stefano Gobbi, is quoted as stating that "the attack on My priesthood that appears to be spreading and growing is in fact in its final stages. It is a satanic and diabolical onslaught against My Bride the Church, an attempt to destroy her by attacking the most wounded of her ministers in their carnal weaknesses; but I will undo the destruction they have wrought and I will cause My priests and My Spouse the Church to recover a glorious holiness."

    A new era is coming, it's claimed, of saint, martyrs, and prophets.

    The renewal of His priests, according to these revelations, "will begin from the fire of love that blazes in the Sacrament of My Body and Blood."

    What a meditation for Lent.

    "A chastened priesthood will shine with chastity in the face of a world darkened by every fleshly vice and sinful excess," said a revelation on June 18, 2009. "A meek and humble priesthood will astonish a world obsessed with power, and influence and exploitation of the poor. An obedient priesthood will stand in contradiction to a world that, following its master, says, 'I will not serve.'"

    On January 27, 2012:

    "Who among My priests will survive the tribulation that is coming. Only those who will have listened to My plea for priest adorers, for priest reparators, for priests who will allow Me to befriend them, and who will give Me their time, their minds, and their hearts in the essential work of Adoration.

    "I call this work essential because the right order of things has been subverted and because a great disorder and confusion has overtaken the hearts and minds of My beloved priests.

    "Adoration will be for them and for you the restoration of the only right order: the order of Divine love poured into the hearts of men by the Holy Spirit Who is Love."
     
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  2. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    I long for the day of holy priests, especially one in my own local church. May God hasten this moment!
     
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  3. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    How awesome! I am going to give a copy to my brother-in-law who is a priest! Thanks you for posting this lynnfiat!!
     
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  4. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    I was delighted to read of this Benedictine Monk, and his encounter with Eucharistic Jesus during Adoration. Awesome.

    One thing that I am curious about. It seems to say the Abbey is near Mullingar, Meath. Unless there are two Mullingars, this should be Mullingar County Westmeath not County Meath. And I was wondering where abouts there is a Benedictine Abbey near Mullingar. Any ideas anyone.
     
  5. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    My spiritual director gave me this book recently, and it’s sitting on my nightstand, next in line to be read. Based on this write up, I better delve into it. (It’s not just for priests!)
     
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  6. Advocate

    Advocate New Member

    I see it is available at Amazon in kindle format. I am getting it now.
     
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  7. Serena

    Serena Angels

    I checked online and there are Benedictine monks of Perpetual Adoration in Silverstream Priory, Stamullan, Co. Meath.
     
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  8. Advocate

    Advocate New Member

    I am through the first few pages, so far it has a lot in common with the diary of St. Faustina, at least in feel and style.
     
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  9. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Principalities

    Silverstream Monastery is only recently founded, by monks from America, so its unlikely to be the monstery in question? As far as I know the only monastery it could be is Glenstal in Co Limerick. Bishop Smith might have given the imprimatur because he became interested in the messages maybe, even though it might have occurred in a different diocese, for example he gave the imprimatur to Fr Gobbi's book.

    I guess there must be some good priests in Glenstal alright but a recent Abbot, Fr Mark Patrick Hederman, is not to everyone's tastes I fancy!
     
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  10. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Principalities

    Silverstream, which is almost 100 miles I think from Mullingar, was only founded in 2012. That said its in Bishop Michael Smith's Diocese of Meath, and is also supported by Cardinal Burke, who likes this book, so I don't know maybe it has something to do with Silverstream? By the way thats a very traditionalist monastery, everything is in Latin etc.
     
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  11. Jarg

    Jarg Archangels

    This was a striking part of the message:

    As the book says, "there is more time in a day than what is measured by hours and minutes. I am the Lord of all time, and time given in tribute to Me is of greater worth than time invested in the most wearying labors. I do not ask that you stop doing the tasks that are before you, but only that you put Me before all else, giving the best of your time and the greater portion to Me alone."

    If anyone here understands Italian, please watch this video, it is stating the very same thing in the words of Mother Theresa.

    She advices the Cardinal to add even more prayer time to his daily prayers, which are already many (mass, rosary, the breviary, etc.). She told him “you pray too little. When it comes to Love you can’t limit yourselve to just do your duty”, “you got to do more, so go and do some time of adoration every day or you won’t be able to ‘make it’ ”
    The Cardinal: “But Mother Theresa, I expected that you would ask me how much charity work I do [not how much I pray !]
    M Theresa : “And you think that I would be able to go help the poor if Jesus didn’t first put his love in to my heart?””Praying is how Jesus puts his Love in my heart and then I go give that Love to the poor I encounter.”
    “Remember this ! For prayer Jesus would sacrifice even charity, to remind us that without God we are too poor to help the poor”


     
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  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I came across this book a few months ago on Amazon and downloaded it. I had no idea it was an Irish Monk concerned. It does not say this I think in the for

    Anyway they seem on the face of it to be authentic, though I have only read a little of it very briefly. The title of the book, 'In Sinu Jesui', on the Breast of Jesu', refers to the young St John (the beloved disciple laying his head on the breast of Jesus at the Last Supper. This is a type for the Eucharistic Adoration , which is very ,very beautiful indeed, very striking.

    You get the book free on Amazon Kindle unlimited

    Most interest is a Prophetic element which it me appears to reflect on the current State of the Church and speaks of a coming purification of priests:

    http://www.spiritdaily.com/Insensu.htm

    "I am about to renew the priesthood of My Church in holiness," Jesus presumably infused into the monk's mind on Maundy Thursday night, March 20, 2008.

    "I am very close to cleansing My priests of the impurities that defile them. Soon, very soon, I will pour out graces of spiritual healing upon all My priests. I will separate those who will accept the gift of My Divine friendship from those who will harden their hearts against Me. To the first I will give radiant holiness like that of John and of My apostles in the beginning. From the others I will take away even what they think they have. It must be so. I want the priests of My Church clean in heart and faithful in responding to to the immense love with which I have loved each one of them and chosen each one for Myself and for the realization of the designs of My Heart."

    Fascinating words, there. At one point, in 2010, the Lord, in language reminiscent of Italian locutionist Stefano Gobbi, is quoted as stating that "the attack on My priesthood that appears to be spreading and growing is in fact in its final stages. It is a satanic and diabolical onslaught against My Bride the Church, an attempt to destroy her by attacking the most wounded of her ministers in their carnal weaknesses; but I will undo the destruction they have wrought and I will cause My priests and My Spouse the Church to recover a glorious holiness."

    A new era is coming, it's claimed, of saint, martyrs, and prophets.

    The renewal of His priests, according to these revelations, "will begin from the fire of love that blazes in the Sacrament of My Body and Blood."

    What a meditation for Lent.

    "A chastened priesthood will shine with chastity in the face of a world darkened by every fleshly vice and sinful excess," said a revelation on June 18, 2009. "A meek and humble priesthood will astonish a world obsessed with power, and influence and exploitation of the poor. An obedient priesthood will stand in contradiction to a world that, following its master, says, 'I will not serve.'"

    On January 27, 2012:

    "Who among My priests will survive the tribulation that is coming. Only those who will have listened to My plea for priest adorers, for priest reparators, for priests who will allow Me to befriend them, and who will give Me their time, their minds, and their hearts in the essential work of Adoration.

    "I call this work essential because the right order of things has been subverted and because a great disorder and confusion has overtaken the hearts and minds of My beloved priests.

    "Adoration will be for them and for you the restoration of the only right order: the order of Divine love poured into the hearts of men by the Holy Spirit Who is Love."

    https://www.amazon.com/Sinu-Jesu-Speaks-Journal-Priest/dp/1621382192





     
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  13. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    May we ALL sit at the feet of Jesus to make reparation and to console Him for all the offenses this world hurls upon Him each moment of every day!
    This book speaks not only to Priests, but to all. Come, let us adore Him.
    In Adoration is where I learned the truths of the Catholic faith, and where I was shown that Jesus is TRULY present in the Blessed Sacrament.
     
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  14. Shae

    Shae Principalities

    I was looking for a good book to download on Kindle. I downloaded this book and began reading it last night. Am liking it very much.
     
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  15. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I going to take this book to mass with me to pray with it in front of the Blessed Sacrament; I think the Good Lord intends it as prayer book, rather than just a reading book.
     
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  16. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    I wish we had an Adoration chapel where I’m living now. The nearest one (only one in this diocese) is 45 miles away. I’m really missing it.
     
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  17. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I wanted to Adoration in our Parish, we have a roster. Sadly because my shifts keep changing I cannot put my name down for a set time. The alcoholics from the local recovery centre do the early morning hours as they cannot sleep at nights. I find this so touching. :)

     
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  18. padraig

    padraig New Member

     
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  19. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Yes Padraig, I believe this book would be perfect for Eucharistic Adoration. After all it is words given during Eucharistic Adoration.

    I have ordered 10 paperback books from Amazon to share. 3 people have already asked for a copy and will pay the £16.50 per book. I expect there will be more people who would be prepared to pay me for a copy; but I want to give a copy to as many Priests locally as would like one and consider the cost as an investment in the Heavenly bank account.

    The Benedictines in St Michaels Abbey Farnborough, Hants say Latin Mass. There are Benedictines in Woolhampton at Douai Abbey, who say modern Mass, but may also say Latin Mass. One poster mentioned the Silverstone Monastery in Eire as being traditional and saying Latin Mass. This is interesting.

    Dear Jesus, I surrender myself to You; take care of everything, especially our most precious and treasured Priests, Your Ministers.
     
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  20. padraig

    padraig New Member

    There is no doubt this is genuine, thank God. I am getting a lot from reading it before mass.
     
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