Fr James Blount: Our Lady of Good Success

Discussion in 'Marian Apparitions' started by Blizzard, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I’m on your daily schedule, Rory :D
     
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  2. AED

    AED Powers

    Yes I remember. It happened 3 times.
     
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  3. AED

    AED Powers

    Me too. The hardest thing about this busy chaotic summer is missing Adoration hours.
     
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  4. Michael Pio

    Michael Pio Archangels

    I love this post. You are so strong, I am so weak with my penances and sacrifices. Your posting and those of others inspire me. Nothing is preaching to the choir, there are always people reading here who can learn a lot!
     
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  5. padraig

    padraig Powers

    It's nice to see a series of Prophecies which are clearly 100% carat gold. Ones that you can trust and take to the back. Our Lady of Good Success, like those of Our Lady of Revelation at Tre Fontane and Our Lady of All Nations at Amsterdam are off this type. You don;t have to second guess them or filter them and are totally, totally accurate.

    There was An American lady who is about the best I have heard on these apparitions. She does tours and is wonderfully informed and interesting. Now let me see if I can find her....

    Ah yes Dr Marian Horvat.

     
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  6. Mary Crowder

    Mary Crowder Archangels

    HeavenlyHosts, I saw this as well.
    I had the joy of seeing her way up in the air over the Church. She must have been quite large, because I was way down on the ground,” Fr. Blount continues.

    “I basically saw Mary’s torso from her waist to the top of her head. She’s quite beautiful.

    “And Our Lady was holding something in her hands,” Fr. Blount says. “It was black–it was dark. I didn’t know what it was. She was holding in her hand. It seemed to be curved. It was like a roll of something in her hands.

    “As I looked at Mama, she made a motion, and whatever this was, it began to unroll. I realized at that moment that it was a ream of material–a ream of cloth. And it began to come out–to roll out from her hand. She’s still holding it, but it’s rolling out.

    “I then see it come down and turn around and circle around the globe.

    “As I’m standing there, it’s circling all around the earth and coming back to where we were in Georgia in seconds. Then it went around again a few degrees over, and again and again to wrap the entire world in this black fabric.

    “I saw the words, spelled out in front of me (I saw the words in my spirit): ‘blackout.’ Then the whole thing disappeared.

    “It didn’t scare me in any way because the Lord told us to read the signs of the times. We have to be aware of what’s happening, because God is on the move. The devil has been on the move for a long time, and he’s about to get his just reward (his punishment) soon. And God will work His victory through His Holy Mother.
    “So we need to be attuned to the Holy Spirit and to the Holy Virgin.”

    Fr. Blount then explains two additional visions of a similar nature on the same day.
    Fr. Blount says this was an “interesting and unexpected experience.”

    “I believe Our Lord and Our Holy Mother were giving me a warning. Not so much personally, but as a priest–as a pastor of His people–to have His people get ready; that we’re living in very unusual times…and God is on the move, and his chief instrument is Mary, and in the Angels, and in His Holy Church.

    “Some great things are going to be coming soon…” The video
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=241473247463333
     
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  7. HeavenlyHosts

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    Thank you, Mary. That's it, exactly.
     
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  8. Blizzard

    Blizzard thy kingdom come

    Not so sure.

    At Medjugorje Our Lady said the majority of people go to purgatory, some to hell and a few straight to Heaven

    (I’m paraphrasing. Can’t find the exact quote now)
     
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  9. Mary Crowder

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    Blizzard, I have read that as well.
    Mirjana Questioned on the subject of Purgatory she told a gathering the Blessed Virgin says: “There are different levels of purgatory which the lowest are close to Hell and the highest gradually draw near to Heaven. It is not on all souls day, but at Christmas, that the greatest numbers of souls leave Purgatory.

    There are in Purgatory, souls who pray ardently to God, but for whom no relative or friend prays for them on earth. God makes them benefit from the prayers of other people. It happens that God permits them to manifest themselves in different ways, close to their relatives on earth, in order to remind men of the existence of Purgatory, and to solicit their prayers close to God who is just, but good. The majority go to Purgatory. Many go to Hell. A small number go directly to Heaven.”
     
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  10. PurpleFlower

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    Perhaps many more are going to purgatory now because it's a time of mercy?
     
  11. Mary Crowder

    Mary Crowder Archangels

    PurpleFlower, I think so! Otherwise what hope would we have in such a fallen world with our family and friends. Jesus’ Mercy is His GREATEST attribute!
     
  12. AED

    AED Powers

    Yes.
     
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  13. padraig

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  14. andree

    andree Powers

    I heard this also, but understood it to mean the majority of those saved go to purgatory.

    The mystical books that I am reading point to the greater number being lost, which may or many not be the right interpretation. But it's all the more reason for us to pray hard and do penance.
     
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  15. padraig

    padraig Powers

    Yes I wondering about that, if perhaps Our Lady might have been referring to Catholics in particular rather than universally.

    It is true that the majority of saints I have read say that the majority will be lost, some even go so far as to say that very few will be saved.

    The Catholic Cathechism says that if we pray we will most certainly be saved , but that if we do not pray we will most certainly be damned (It takes this from St Alphonsus Ligouri a Doctor of the Church).

    So the question is I guess whether people are, in fact, praying or not and anyway how would we know?

    Well if we love something, say it is cooking, or football or golf or whatever we will naturally talk about it with other. In work, were I meet the most people , do I hear people talking about God often or seldom? I have to say I very,very rarely hear anyone talk about God, ever.

    My own inference from this is that the vast majority of man kind is bound for hell. If you listen to what Jesus and Mary in various Locutions and apparitions you will see that this is so.

    So I conclude that what Andree wrote here is true and Our Lady is referring to a particular group here.

    This is not a popular conclusion these days. Modernist tend to think everyone is nice and good and well meaning with a very occasional exception. That everyone is getting into heaven . But Jesus taught that entry to heaven was very difficult.

    Luke 13:24

    The Narrow Door
    …23“Lord,” someone asked Him, “will only a few people be saved?” Jesus answered, 24“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. 25After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ But he will reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’…

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  16. AED

    AED Powers

    We must pray not only for ourselves but for the souls entrusted to us. Daily. Faithfully. In spite of no encouragement. I pray for final perseverance and a holy death all the time for myself and deep conversion and salvation for my loved ones and all poor sinners. Not as fervently as I should but I am doing my own "reset" today and beginning again yet again to get serious. Yesterday at the Monastery Fr. John (an elderly HOLY priest) told us that there is not much more time and that he wouldn't be surprised if we went to underground Masses very soon.
     
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  17. padraig

    padraig Powers

    It's so interesting.

    I see the Fathers have started doing the Mass Rock masses again. Perhaps in preparation?

    https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/14243/how-mass-rocks-are-renewing-the-faith-in-ireland-

    How 'Mass rocks' are renewing the faith in Ireland
    by Sarah Mac Donald


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    Mass has been said at ancient mass rocks across the Irish Church’s 26 dioceses as part of a campaign for the renewal of the faith in Ireland through the intercession of the Irish martyrs.

    The initiative has been spearheaded by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Ireland in support of persecuted Christians worldwide.

    According to Aoife Martin of ACN Ireland, the inspiration for the “Revival of the Irish Mass Rocks” campaign came after seeing the images of Fr Gerard Quirke’s Easter Dawn Mass at a mass rock on Achill Island, Co Mayo on Easter Sunday.

    “I was profoundly moved by the photos and thought wouldn’t it be amazing if we asked a priest in each of the 26 dioceses of Ireland to celebrate Mass at a mass rock in their diocese, thus returning to the sacred places where our ancestors went to worship in secret during penal times and where the Irish martyrs would have celebrated and received the Most Holy Eucharist.”

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    She paid tribute to those in the past who “sacrificed so much so that we could have the gift of faith today”.

    “We asked each priest to celebrate each Mass for the same intention – for the renewal of the faith in Ireland, calling on the intercession of our Irish martyrs.”

    The ACN Ireland spokesperson said that following the positive response to the mass rock campaign, priests and organisers “feel very much inspired to make this an ongoing annual campaign, on the lead up to the Feast of the Irish Martyrs each year”.

    This Sunday 20 June marks the Feast of the Irish Martyrs.

    According to Aoife Martin, mass rocks were established all around the country in the sacred wilderness, in places of great serenity and closeness to God as a way of getting around anti-Catholic persecution in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

    Asked about the challenge of identifying and locating a mass rock in every diocese today, the ACN Ireland spokesperson said it was not too difficult.

    “Mass rocks are widespread and located all over the country so there were plenty to choose from. By their very nature, they are located in secluded, hidden locations. Some are better known than others. Some Mass Rocks have been very well preserved and many parishes have a beautiful tradition of an annual mass rock liturgy.”

    [​IMG]Fr Bill Shaughnessy and Rev Derek Leonard celebrate at a Mass rock in the Dublin Mountains

    Other mass rocks remain hidden and unspoilt which, adds to the natural beauty of them. Fr Bill O’Shaughnessy celebrated mass in the Dublin Mountains at a rock which was surrounded by fallen trees. But that did not hinder Fr Bill.

    Speaking to The Tablet Fr O’Shaughnessy explained: “The Mass rock is a 45-minute walk up a forest path to the brow of one of the mountains, and it is surrounded by a clump of trees, many of which had fallen on the rock. The foliage of fallen trees was so dense, that we were literally unable to walk around the mass rock. So, it was on the upper side of the rock I celebrated Mass. I used two tree stumps and positioned them on top of the mass rock and placed on them a square slab, which I used as the altar.”

    But he noted that there was no signposting or indication of the significance of this rock. “I found out about it through a local priest, Fr Michael Hurley, who told me how to find it.

    “In many respects the fact that the rock has no markings or a nicely built altar or steps made it all the more authentic and exactly the same as our ancestors would have found it, when they too celebrated Mass there during the Penal Laws,” he said.

    Asked if he felt that the mass rocks reminded people that the difficulties encountered in practising the faith in 2020-21 was nothing compared to the cost for Catholics in penal times, Fr O’Shaughnessy said: “Obviously, the difficulties we have gone through in the past year pale in comparison to the violent persecutions of our ancestors during penal times. But our own time calls for exactly the intention of the mass rocks - renewal of the faith in Ireland through the intercession of the Irish Martyrs. The secular culture we find ourselves in is less than sympathetic to the Christian faith, let alone Catholicism.”

    He paid tribute to the courage of lay men and women who speak up about their faith today in their places of work, and even in their families, which can sometimes result in social exclusion. “It is a persecution in its own way. There is a definite need for renewing our faith in Christ in Ireland.

    “And the celebration of the Mass at these sacred sites, literally points towards where that renewal comes from Jesus Christ, specifically his living Eucharistic presence. And so just like our persecuted ancestors, we too must rally around Christ. He is the point of unity and renewal we must strive for and begin from.”

    Aoife Martin concurs. She told The Tablet: “The difficulties the Catholic faithful have experienced during the past year since lockdowns began, though challenging, are nothing compared to what our ancestors endured during penal times. They willingly risked imprisonment and even death to attend and receive the Eucharist, some walking barefoot for over 20 miles, putting everything at risk.

    “We can draw so much courage, strength and inspiration from the Irish Martyrs and hence, our invitation to the Irish faithful and our Catholic brothers and sisters around the world to pray intentionally to the Irish Martyrs, for the renewal of the faith in Ireland.”

    According to Fr Bill O’Shaughnessy, he felt uplifted by the celebration of Mass at the mass rock.

    “To celebrate the Mass at the mass rock was a great source of joy, and renewal of faith for me. As a student of history and theology, to stand in the place where faithful priests before me, in times of great stress, trouble and turmoil for the Lord’s people and intercede for them, was a powerful moment of divine providence.”

    “Even deeper than that, I found celebrating Mass at the rock gave me, as a priest, a powerful reminder of my mission in this world, which is to celebrate the sacrifice of the holy Mass for the beloved souls that God has placed under the care of my spiritual fatherhood. As a priest, Christ steps forward through me at each Mass to nourish his people with his own flesh.”

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  19. PurpleFlower

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    This is an astonishing book and brought so much good into my life, starting last December. I bought a very good quality Our Lady of Good Success statue from South America and placed her as the focal point of my prayer room. I prayed the novena in January which had countless fruits that unfolded as a chain of events from that novena (my intentions were the physical or spiritual healing of my husband's parents, healing of a problem in my mouth that the doc said needed surgical removal, and for my husband to become the spiritual leader of our home). His parents came back to the sacraments, my mouth healed with no surgery, my husband and I discovered and completed the consecration to St. Joseph, he conquered a sin he's fought for most of his life, we discovered and moved to the Latin Mass, my husband has fallen in love with Mass and prays daily prayers he never prayed before... And countless more good effects from these various things. Now I've begun praying for a new baby figuratively born under the mantle of Our Lady of Good Success. :D
     
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  20. Mary Crowder

    Mary Crowder Archangels

    Wow! PurpleFlower, what a wonderful Inspiring story you shared! I have had long devotion to Our Lady of Good Success, with much Success too. Just not as dramatic as you have! God Bless you and your very blessed family!
     

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