3 days of darkness

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by josephite, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. josephite

    josephite Powers

    In regards to the speculation about the future and in particular the coming tribulation, does anyone have any thoughts about the possibility that the 3 days of darkness which was predicted by Blessed Anna Maria Taigi may be credible?
    Thank you for your thoughts.
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  2. grimisocks

    grimisocks Archangels

    I was looking at revelation tv some time ago. They were discussing the Rapture and were very sure of that event. I kept thinking about how we Catholics are very sure of 'our' events such as the Warning and the Three Days of Darkness and I kept coming back to the question, have we made a mistake? Do we as humans need to create future supernatural events to satisfy our need for drama within our religion? More questions than answers...
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  3. little me

    little me Archangels

    This topic has been discussed at length several times and is very interesting. Use the search box at the top to pull up those threads. Three days of darkness is a recurring theme in Scriptures: one of the plagues in Egypt, Jonah in the whale, Christ in the tomb. However, the rapture is not and is only an idea formed maybe a hundred years ago.
  4. kathy k

    kathy k Guest

    When we pray, begging God to renew the face of the earth, I think it is through the 3 days of darkness that this will be done.
  5. Andy3

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    Mary and Joseph also lost Jesus for 3 days. When you contemplate this while doing the 7 Sorrows of Mary, I have read that this loss Mary felt was a precursor if you will for the time that would come at Jesus's death.

    Grimsocks, your question though then about the 3 days of darkness(more so than the Warning given this is not church approved yet) would bring up a much larger issue though in trust with the church. The 3 days of darkness has been seen by many church approved mystics, Blesseds and Saints. Here are some:

    n the 19th century Blessed Gaspar Del Bufalo affirmed: "The death of the impenitent persecutors of the Church will take place during the three days of darkness. He who outlives the darkness and the fear of these three days will think that he is alone on earth because the whole world will be covered by carcasses."

    Maria Julie Jahenny:

    The three days of darkness "will be on a Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday; days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady ....” “Three days less one night."

    "The earth will be covered in darkness," she quoted the Virgin Mary as saying on 20th of September 1882, “and hell will be loosed on earth.” "Thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in My Power, to die of fear."

    "During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible color it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once... "

    "NO ONE OUTSIDE A SHELTER... will survive. The earth will shake as at the judgment and fear will be great.” (8th of December 1882).

    "The sky will be on fire, the earth will split... During these three days of darkness let the blessed candle be lighted everywhere, no other light will shine.... THE CANDLES OF BLESSED WAX ALONE WILL GIVE LIGHT during this horrible darkness. ONE CANDLE alone will be enough for the duration of this night of hell... In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT... Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror." -Marie Julie Jahenny (1884)

    "There will come three days of complete darkness. Only blessed candles made of wax will give some light during this horrible darkness. One candle will last for three days, but they will not give light in the houses of the godless. Lightning will penetrate your houses, but it will not put out the blessed candles. Neither wind, nor storm, nor earthquake will put out the blessed candles. -Marie de la Fraudais (19th Century)

    “It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles.” -Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi (19th century, Italy)

    "After the three days of darkness, Saint Peter and Saint Paul, having come down from Heaven, shall preach in the whole world and designate a new Pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who is to become Pope. Christianity, then, will spread throughout the world. He is the Holy Pontiff, chosen by God to withstand the storm. At the end, he will have the gift of miracles, and his name shall be praised over the whole earth. Whole nations will come back to the Church and the face of the earth will be renewed. Russia, England, and China will come into the Church." -Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi (19th century, Italy)

    Others who have spoken about this are:

    Blessed Elizabeth Canori-Mora and Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified and St. Padre Pio (though this is disputed as to whether he did talk about it or not).
  6. josephite

    josephite Powers

    Thank you all for your replys.

    Like Kathy K I believe that the world will be transformed during the 3 days of darkness and that this will happen after the great Miracle, during the chastisment so that all mankind will follow the one sheppard.

    Like Andy3
    I believe Mary's Loss of Jesus when He was 12 years old was a precursor for the time that would come at Jesus's death.

    And like Little me
    I believe the three days of darkness is a recurring theme in Scriptures, especially with Our Lord time in the tomb.

    As Catholics we are so privileged as we have been given an understanding that surpasses those of other faiths and its hard to explain this understanding.

    As a child I remember asking my nan, Why isn’t everyone Catholic?

    I listened intently to my very holy Grandmother.
    She was a daily communicant and at her place is where I learnt to say the Rosary.
    My Nan was a gentle loving soul who always looked for the good in everybody she was also a very practical person and had to make some hard decisions in life.
    I was fortunate to sleep in her room as a child when my family visited, I loved listening to her as she recited her night prayers, she taught me so much and read holy books and holy magazines to me
    Her answer to my question about why everyone was not Catholic went something like this;

    God won't force anyone to Love Him or follow Him, but nan also said that the devil tries to confuse people to keep them from God.

    As a child this seemed so unfair to me that so many people were prevented from knowing God because of the devil.

    I suppose I've always thought that this is unfair and that I have been given an unfair advantage over many people, due to the simple fact that I was born into a family who believed and taught me the truths.

    I have been pondering my latest replys on the forum and wondering where God is leading me with the general imput that I have given to threads.

    Like most of you I don’t understand why everyone cannot see the truth which is staring them in the face.

    God exists and sent His only son Jesus to save us with His love and Jesus made things so clear and established His Church upon the rock of Peter.

    I have been lead to discover that amazingly the coming of Jesus Christ has been prophesized in the holy books of the greater part of all the major faiths of the world .

    It seems that prophets of most faiths have been foretelling of the coming of Jesus and His true Church, these signposts given by prophets in other holy books are there to lead them to the truth which is the Catholic faith but so many people are confused.

    It makes one wonder why people stick to a faith that is clearly telling them that their faith is but only a signpost to the truth?
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  7. josephite

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    The uniqueness of Jesus in the Qur’an

    Jesus is the son of a virgin
    And mention in the Book Mary when she withdrew from her people to an eastern place, and she took a veil apart from them; then We sent unto her Our Spirit that presented himself to her a man without fault. She said, “I take refuge in the All-merciful from thee! If thou fearest God”…He said, “I am but a messenger come from thy Lord, to give thee a boy most pure.” She said, “How shall I have a son whom no mortal has touched, neither have I been unchaste?” He said, “Even so thy Lord has said: ‘Easy is that for Me; and that We may appoint him a sign unto men and a mercy from Us; it is a thing decreed.’” So she conceived him, and withdrew with him to a distant place. (Surah 19:16-22)[1]

    Jesus is God’s Word
    When the angels said, “Mary, God gives thee good tidings of a Word from Him whose name is Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary; high honoured shall he be in this world and the next, near stationed to God.” (Surah 3:45)
    The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. (Surah 4:171)
    That is Jesus, son of Mary, in word of truth, concerning which they are doubting. (Surah 19:34)

    Jesus came into this world by the Spirit of God. He himself is called God’s Spirit
    And she who guarded her virginity, so We breathed into her of Our spirit and appointed her and her son to be a sign unto all beings. (Surah 21:91)
    And Mary, Imran’s daughter, who guarded her virginity, so We breathed into her of Our Spirit, and she confirmed the Words of her Lord and His Books, and became one of the obedient. (Surah 66:12)
    People of the Book, go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to God but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. (Surah 4:171)

    Jesus is without sin
    There is no passage in the Qur’an which speaks directly about Jesus’ sinlessness. Muslims, however, believe that he was indeed sinless. This is also in harmony with various other statements about Jesus in the Qur’an, such as that God exalted Jesus to himself (see God raised Jesus to himself), or the words of the Angel to Mary in Surah 19,19:
    He said, “I am but a messenger come from thy Lord, to give thee a boy most pure.”
    Jesus is called here “a boy most pure”. It is not the purity of the body that is meant here but purity in front of God which is a life without sin. The Qur’an tells us that Muhammad had to pray for the forgiveness of his sins (Surah 40:55[3] ; 47:19[4] ; 48:2[5] ). Concerning Jesus there is no such statement.

    Jesus is a mercy from God
    He said, “Even so thy Lord has said: ‘Easy is that for Me; and that We may appoint him a sign unto men and a mercy from Us; it is a thing decreed.’” (Surah 19:21)

    Jesus is a sign for the whole world
    He said, “Even so thy Lord has said: ‘Easy is that for Me; and that We may appoint him a sign unto men and a mercy from Us; it is a thing decreed.’” (Surah 19:21)
    And she who guarded her virginity, so We breathed into her of Our spirit and appointed her and her son to be a sign unto all beings. (Surah 21:91)
    According to the Qur’an Jesus is not only a prophet for the Christians, but a sign for all “beings” – as promised by the prophet Isaiah:
    Then in that day the nations will resort to the root of Jesse[6], who will stand as a signal for the peoples; and His resting place will be glorious. (Isaiah 11:10)
    Jesus himself confirmed this promise:
    And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself. (John 12:32)
    Jesus is the sign for all nations. All should find God through him.

    Jesus is the Anointed One (the Messiah/Christ)
    When the angels said, “Mary, God gives thee good tidings of a Word from Him whose name is Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary; high honoured shall he be in this world and the next, near stationed to God.” (Surah 3:45)
    This verse is just one of many examples in the Qur’an in which Jesus is called the “anointed”[7] one. In the Qur’an, though, this expression occurs only as a name. The meaning of this name remains unclear. Therefore, to find out the significance of this name we need to turn to the holy scriptures of the Old and New Covenants.
    Jesus healed the blind and lepers
    …to be a Messenger to the Children of Israel saying, “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord. …I will also heal the blind and the leper”…Surely in that is a sign for you, if you are believers. (Surah 3:49)
    When God said, “Jesus Son of Mary, remember My blessing upon thee and upon thy mother, when I confirmed thee with the Holy Spirit…and thou healest the blind and the leper by My leave….” (Surah 5:110)

    Jesus had authority over the Law
    Likewise confirming the truth of the Torah that is before me, and to make lawful to you certain things that before were forbidden unto you. I have come to you with a sign from your Lord; so fear you God, and obey you me. (Surah 3:50)
    The Qur’an confirms the Christian belief that Jesus abolished parts of the Old Testament, especially the Jewish food laws.

    Although the Qur’an tells us many things about Jesus, all the information is fragmentary and scattered throughout different Surahs. In order to really get to know Jesus, there is no other way than through reading the Bible and listening to the Church He instituted. In the New Testament and through His Holy Church we find the fullness of Jesus’ words and deeds. Each Muslim is obliged to believe all the messengers of God and all the holy scriptures.

    May the searching Muslims find Our Lord Jesus in His Fullness.

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  8. josephite

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    A Testimony from Sadhu Chellappa: Finding Jesus Christ from Vedas

    A holy book of Hindus
    Sadhu Chellappa is an avid writer, Christian evengelist from South India who has written 28 books in Tamil and English language. He has mastered the knowledge of the Vedas (Ancient text of Hindu scriptures in Sanskrit language) and the other Hindu scriptures. He teaches about a connecting link between Vedas and Jesus Christ.

    Vedic requirements for the Sacrificial Purusha
    The Rig Veda specifies ten important requirements for the sacrificial Purusha.

    1. Should be without a blemish (Nishikalanga Purusha)
    Kaatyaayana Srautasootram describes in chapter six, that the water and fire were to be used for the purification of the animals, since blameless (defect less) animals are not available in this world.

    2. The Purusha has to be separated from others
    While sacrificing the horse, the sacrificial horse is always separated from other horses. A bush of thorns is usually placed on the head of the horse to inform the people that this horse is separated from the sacrifice.
    Also the head of the horse is considered to represent the Purusha (Sathapatha Brahmana 13th kanda, 6.22).

    3. The Purusha has to be rejected by his own people
    In Itareya Brahmana it is written that the sacrificial animal should be rejected by its father, mother, brother, sister and friends (2.16).

    4. The Yagna Purusha has to suffer silently
    Rig Veda 5.46.1 says, "Like a horse I have yoked myself, well knowing to the pole. I seek neither release nor turning back".

    5. The Purusha has to be tied to a post
    In Satapata Brahmana it is written, never do they immolate an animal without tying it to a pole. "Na varute yapaat pasum alabhate kadachana (III -7.3.1)". It is important to tie the animal to a sacrificial pillar before it is sacrificed.
    This pillar is called "Yupastampa (sacrificial pillar)", which has now become a flag mast.

    6. The blood of the sacrificial man should be shed
    Bruhad Aranyaka Upanishad ( says, "Tvacha evasya rudhiram, prasyandi tvacha utpatah, Tasmaattadarunnaat praiti, raso vrukshadi vahataat",
    As the sap comes out of the cut tree, blood comes out of the Purusha who is cut.

    7. The sacrificed animal's bones should not be broken
    In Itareya Brahmana 2.6 it is stated that the sacrificer separates the twenty-six ribs of the animal without breaking them

    8. The sacrificed Purusha should return to life
    The Bruhad Aranyaka Upanishad says,
    "Yad Vruksho vrukshano rohati, mulannavatharah punah, martyah svinmrutyuna vruknah, kasmaanmulaat prarohati, Retasa iti maavocata, jivatastat praja yate, dhanaruh a iva vai crau vruksho, anjasaa pretya sammbhavha",
    which means, if the tree is cut, it will grow again from its root. But after the man (martyah) was cut off by death, from which root does he come forth? Do not say that has is from the ratas (seed or semen) because ratas comes from the one who lives. Remember this man is dead. But this man (Purusha) comes alive, on his own.

    9. The flesh of the Purusha should be eaten by his saints
    In Satpata Brahmana(,2) we find that Prajapati gave Himself up to them, thus the sacrifice became theirs, and indeed the sacrifice is the food of the gods (saints).

    10. The sacrifice is for all
    Verse 8 in Purusha Sukta explains,
    Tasmaad yagnatsarvahutah, pasuntamscakre voayaryaa, naananyaan gramyaasca ye.
    By that sacrifice, all these originated: sprinkled ghee and all kinds of animals of the sky, forest and country. The significance of sprinkled ghee represents the original sacrifice.
    Verse 9 of Purusha Sukta says:
    Tasmaad yagnat sarvahuta, nucha samaari jagnire, Chandaamsi jagnine, tasmaad yajustas naada jaayatah.
    From that sacrifice, Purusha offered everything that he had, including the Rig, Sama, Yazur Vedas and the Chandas (sacred writings).

    How meticulously these Vedic requirements have been fulfilled in Jesus Christ of Nazareth

    1. Jesus Christ was without any blemish
    In the Old Testament Bible it is written, "Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf"(Levi 22:20). "Whether male or female, present before the Lord an animal without defect " (Levi 3:1).
    The New Testament says, "In Him (Jesus Christ) there was no sin"(1 John 3:5).

    2. Jesus Christ was separated from others
    The Bible says,
    "the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe" John 19:2, thus separating Him from others.

    3. Jesus Christ was rejected by his own people
    The Prophet Isaiah wrote,
    "He (Jesus Christ) was despised and rejected and they shouted to crucify him".
    Jesus said on the cross, "Eloi Iama sabaktani", which means, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mathew 27:46).

    4. Jesus Christ suffered silently
    "He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter and as a sheep before the Shearer's is silent" (Isaiah 56:7).

    5. Jesus Christ was tied
    Ps. 118:27 says, "Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar".

    6. Jesus Christ's blood was shed
    This was fulfilled in Jesus Christ when he was nailed to the cross.
    "He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but entered the most holy place once for all by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. Without shedding blood there is no redemption" (Heb 9:12,22).

    7. Jesus Christ's bones were not broken
    In the Bible, Exodus 12:46 says that the bones of the animal should not be broken. Three hours after crucifixion,
    "when they (soldiers) came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs"(John 19:33).
    8. Jesus
    Christ rose again from the dead

    "Him (Jesus Christ) God raised up the third day, and showed him openly" (Acts 10:40). "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept"(1Cor. 15:20).

    9. Jesus Christ gave his body to be eaten
    At the last supper Jesus took the bread, gave thanks and gave it to his disciples saying,
    "Take and eat; this is my body. Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and offered it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many, for the forgiveness of sins" (Mat. 26: 26,27).

    10. Jesus Christ was given to all
    "He who did not spare His own son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also, along with him graciously give us all things?" (Romans 8:32)

    So the loving God has graciously revealed himself through the Hindu scriptures in order that the teeming millions of Hindus may not be lost in the total darkness of sin. It is so amazing to see the Hindu scriptures bear witness to Jesus Christ by name and his vicarious death. These Hindu scriptural passages show clearly that Christ was born to a virgin, is holy and blameless, he suffered and died, and redeemed the sinners by shedding his holy blood.
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  9. josephite

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    All the Hindu scriptures which are referred are written in Sanskrit language and the Vedas quoted here are written between 2000 and 1500 B.C. The Upanishads are written between 10th century and 2nd century B.C.

    References to the Birth of Christ
    The following quotations speak clearly about Jesus Christ. The second quotation even mentions the name of Jesus.

    After creating the sky, waters, and the earth, the supreme spirit of the Lord almighty thought “I created the worlds. Now to provide for and to save these worlds I have to create a savior.” Thinking thus He gave birth to a man from himself. (Ithareya Upanishad 1.1.3)

    The Puranas explain the Vedic truths in the form of stories. The Bhavishya Purana

    1 is the ninth in this set of eighteen sacred books. Its third part is entitled Bharath khand, and the second chapter in the third part is entitled Pratisarg. This chapter has thirty-four verses that clearly tell the story of Jesus Christ and His incarnation. The following verses show the main parts.
    Verse 31:

    Yeesh moorti parapta nitya shuddha shivakari:
    Yeesha masih itticha mam nama prathishtatham
    The revelation of God who is eternal, Holy, Compassionate and giver of salvation; who dwells within our heart is manifested. His name is yeesha Masih [Jesus Christ].

    Speaking of this Savior and God incarnate, the sages call Him Purusha shubham (blameless and Holy person), Balwaan raja gaurang shweta vastrakam (sovereign king in a holy person robed in white) Yeesh putra (Son of God ), Kumari garbha sambhavam (one who is born of a virgin), and Satya Varatha Paraayanam (one who is the sustainer of the path of truth).

    Rigveda, the first scripture, also presents Christ without mentioning His name, but referring to Him as the Word who is God.

    This man is all that has been, all that is and all that has to be. He controls the eternal life and it is for the redemption of mankind. He surpasses His immortal sphere and descends to the mortal sphere. He comes to give every one reward as per their deeds.

    Venerable words from the Vedic scriptures affirm:
    “The word is the indestructible God.” (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 4:1, 2).
    The Supreme Leader who is the cause and governor of all creation who to protect and save sinful mankind, Himself appeared upon the earth wrapped in a body that is Holy and without sin. (Rigveda 10.125)

    References to the Suffering and Death of Christ
    Christ underwent immeasurable physical and mental pain when he was crucified. The Hindu scriptures highlight his physical suffering. Some of these statements seems to refer to Christ because there was no Hindu god or goddess who bore such suffering on behalf of sinners.

    The crown of thorns was placed on his head: “The sacrificial victim is to be crowned with a crown made of thorny vines” (Rigveda 10.90.7, 15).

    His clothes were divided among those who offered him. “After death, His clothes are to be divided among the offerors” (Ithareya Brahmanam).

    The person tied to a wooden cross: “His hands and legs are to be bound to a yoopa (a wooden pole) causing blood shed” (Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, 3.9.28).

    While the victim was at his greatest agony on the cross, he was given a herbal drink which had an intoxicating effect: “Before death, He should be given a drink of somarasa” [an intoxicating herbal juice] (Yajur Veda 31).

    Though the victim was hung on the wooden cross, none of his bones were broken: “None of His bones be broken” (Ithareya Brahmanam 2.6).

    The Hindu scriptures point to the efficacy of the blood of Jesus Christ which cleanses from sin.
    If you want to be delivered from the sin which you commit through eyes, mouth, ears and mind, bloodshed is necessary. Without shedding the blood, there is no remission for sin. That must be the blood of the Holy one. God is our creator. He is our King. When we were perishing, He came to save us by offering even his own body on our behalf. (Maha Brahmanam 4.15)

    God is the ruler of people. He will offer His body as a sacrifice, for His people; for the remission of their sins (Sama veda, part 2, Thandiya Maha Brahmanam).

    These statements clearly describe the suffering and the death of Christ. No one else qualifies. These Hindu scriptural references will be a great help to present Jesus to the orthodox Hindus. As a second step Jesus can be presented as the true incarnated God, meeting their full expectations by using Hindu scriptures themselves. ma

    These scattered but clear-cut references to Christ led some Hindu seekers of the truth to the Bible and Christ. Such people have openly embraced Christianity through baptism and witnessing marvelously for Christ.

    May the searching Hindus find Our Lord Jesus in His Fullness.
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  10. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    If the Hindu's had this much teaching/understanding of Jesus from the 'holy book of Hindu' how come they have not accepted the Christ? I guess one could find tuth in any religion or 'holy book' if you wanted to, but what difference does it make if it does not lead one to the whole truth, Jesus Christ?
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  11. padraig

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  13. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    It's Biblical folks !! Authentic Catholic prophecy merely gives us insights into Holy Scriptures. Ten plagues of Egypt - the 9th plague

    Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt—darkness that can be felt." So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days.
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  14. kathy k

    kathy k Guest

    I pray fervently for God to renew the face of the earth, and I pray just as fervently that the unavoidable chastisements will bring us all to repentance, so He doesn't have to go to wrath.
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  15. padraig

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    It takes great kindness and hope to make such a prayer. It reminds me of Our Lady.

    I admit to being a bit too fatalistic about such things. You remind me to have a more child like hope Kathy , like Our Mother.

    Thank you.

    I pray too it does not happen. Lord I hope, help my lack of Hope.
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  16. padraig

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    Of course as Mary said if people convert these things can be averted.


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  17. Andy3

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    the 3 days of darkness scriptural details in different places throughout the bible.

    Isaiah 26: 20 Go, my people, enter into thy chambers, shut thy doors upon thee, hide thyself a little for a moment, until the indignation pass away. [21] For behold the Lord will come out of his place, to visit the iniquity of the inhabitant of the earth against him: and the earth

    Isaiah 13:[9] Behold, the day of the Lord shall come, a cruel day, and full of indignation, and of wrath, and fury, to lay the land desolate, and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it. [10] For the stars of heaven, and their brightness shall not display their light: the sun shall be darkened in his rising, and the moon shall not shine with her light.

    Acts 2: (quoting from the book of Joel) [19] And I will shew wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath: blood and fire, and vapour of smoke. [20] The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest day of the Lord come.

    Mathew 24: [29] And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved: [30] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.
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  18. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    Thanks Andy, I was unaware of some of these.
  19. padraig

    padraig Powers

    It just occurred to me that the Three Days of Darkness is also like the Darkness that fell over the Earth when Jesus died, the period of transition from the Darkness of Sin and Death to that of Light and Ressurection.

    We celebrate this period of course in the Liturgy at Easter with lighting candles in a Darkened Church.

    Perhaps this is why blessed candles only will light during the Three Days?

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  20. Indy

    Indy Praying

    Or those days being when we are the lights the ones in a state of grace lighting the way for others who are shaken from the tribulation and light removed through sin. State of Grace and Trust in Jesus through consecration to Our Lady. Feels like there will also be three actual physical days roughly around the time the great sign appears in the skies.
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