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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

God, Bless And Welcome John Vennari Into Your Presence

John Vennari is dying this week.


"The doctors say I don't have much time left.  Please pray for me and for my Purgatory.  Was blessed to receive last rites yesterday and the apostolic blessing."

Thank you John, for everything you've done for us. God, please do not let our friend linger in Purgatory. Have mercy. Bless him, Lord, and welcome him to Heaven.

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I bring up the following, only because I wish and hope that someone will do the same on my behalf when my day comes, for the benefit of everyone.  


THAT day of wrath, that dreadful day,
shall heaven and earth in ashes lay,
as David and the Sybil say.

What horror must invade the mind
when the approaching Judge shall find
and sift the deeds of all mankind!

The mighty trumpet's wondrous tone
shall rend each tomb's sepulchral stone
and summon all before the Throne.

Now death and nature with surprise
behold the trembling sinners rise
to meet the Judge's searching eyes.

Then shall with universal dread
the Book of Consciences be read
to judge the lives of all the dead.

For now before the Judge severe
all hidden things must plain appear;
no crime can pass unpunished here.

O what shall I, so guilty plead?
and who for me will intercede?
when even Saints shall comfort need?

O King of dreadful majesty!
grace and mercy You grant free;
as Fount of Kindness, save me!

Recall, dear Jesus, for my sake
you did our suffering nature take
then do not now my soul forsake!

In weariness You sought for me,
and suffering upon the tree!
let not in vain such labor be.

O Judge of justice, hear, I pray,
for pity take my sins away
before the dreadful reckoning day.

You gracious face, O Lord, I seek;
deep shame and grief are on my cheek;
in sighs and tears my sorrows speak.

You Who did Mary's guilt unbind,
and mercy for the robber find,
have filled with hope my anxious mind.

How worthless are my prayers I know,
yet, Lord forbid that I should go
into the fires of endless woe.

Divorced from the accursed band,
o make me with Your sheep to stand,
as child of grace, at Your right Hand.

When the doomed can no more flee
from the fires of misery
with the chosen call me.

Before You, humbled, Lord, I lie,
my heart like ashes, crushed and dry,
assist me when I die.

Full of tears and full of dread
is that day that wakes the dead,
calling all, with solemn blast
to be judged for all their past.

Lord, have mercy, Jesus blest,
grant them all Your Light and Rest. Amen.

-The Dies Irae


5 comments:

  1. In my soul I take heed and tremble.... The spiritual reality that the Dies Irae reveals concerning The "Last Things" tells us that life is a serious business, and that at death, we tremble because God is infinitely holy and I am unworthy. I've had a life long fear of hell. And before I knew better, I saw it as a psychological burden due to the somewhat harshness of my Catholic childhood. However, the grace filled deepening of my spiritual life enables me to understand that my fear of eternal damnation is really God's infinite love for me. He desires that I become holy, and my fear of hell is one of the crosses He calls me to bear.


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    1. But how can I bear this frightful vision of God's awful Transcendence in which not the slightest blemish can endure His presence? In my nothingness, in my unworthiness, His loving embrace bears me up and makes it possible for me to humbly approach the Unapproachable, and, yes, by His Sanctifying, Purifying Grace to place my complete trust in His unquenchable Love for me.

      This magnificent hymn, the Dies Irae, is a far cry from what passes for preaching in most Catholic churches today, including Rome, where God is not much more than an extension of our egoes.

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    2. Find a good sedevacantist chapel,the Catholic Faith is alive & well.

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  2. John Vennari descended into Hell forever. He was a heretic against the Salvation Dogma, the water Baptism Dogma, the Dogma on Automatic Excommunication, the Dogma against participation in heretic cults ... etc.

    I list Vennari's heresies on my site >
    www.Gods-Catholic-Dogma.com > Appendix C, Entry #15

    Abjuration of Heresy ... for YOU to enter the Catholic Church is on Section 19.1. I Abjured my heresy on November 2009.

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    1. Well, Mike Bizzaro, that certainly is bizzar to say. I was unaware you were allowed a peek in the Book of Life. One wonders at the list of people going to Heaven and Hell that you memorized. Did God give you permission to look at that list?

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