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Part 3 of 3 To the Contemporary Church [Confessions of Hell]
A literal text of the revelations made by the demons Beelzebub, Judas Iscariot, Akabor, Allida, and Veroba
during a series of exorcisms from 1975 to 1978 A translation from the French, by Nancy Knowles Smith, of the book 'Avertissements de l'Au'delà à l’Église Contemporaine – Aveux de l’Enfer’ by Jean Marty. The revelations have also been published in German by Bonaventure Meyer in Switzerland. Jean Marty's book in French is available from 'Les Editions Saint Raphael, 31 Ouest, rue King, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J IH INS.
EXORCISM OF DECEMBER 8, 1977..................................................................................... EXORCISM OF MARCH 25, 1978. EXORCISM OF APRIL 5, 1978............................................................................................. EXORCISM OF MAY 1, 1978 - THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL, THE ARCHANGEL.................................................................. TO CONCLUDE THESE WARNINGS..................................................................................... AN ADDRESS TO THE “TRADITIONALISTS “ OF FRANCE..................................................... DECLARATIONS OF THE DEMONIACAL ACTORS................................................................. OBJECT LESSON................................................................................................................. WITNESSES........................................................................................................................ DECLARATION.................................................................................................................... PREFACE............................................................................................................................ NOTES ON PRESENTATION................................................................................................. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................. ALLOCUTION OF POPE PAUL VI.......................................................................................... I SAW THE CHURCH OF SAINT PETER................................................................................. EXPLANATORY NOTES........................................................................................................ NOTE BY P. KNOWLES-SMITH............................................................................................. BEELZEBUB...................................................................................................................... A literal text of the revelations made by the demons Beelzebub and VerdiGarandieu during a series of exorcisms (December 8, 1977, March 25 and April 5, 1978)
EXORCISM OF DECEMBER 8, 19771
After a stubborn battle between the exorcist and the demon Beelzebub, the latter absolutely refusing to speak, here are the avowals which he was finally compelled to make: 1 This text is not included in the German-language edition of “Warnings” (Oct. 1977) It was sent to us direct with view to publication in the French edition, together with the other two exorcisms of “Part Three”.
B: They (he points upward) say: Adore, adore more, have more veneration before the Most High, Infinite, Sublime, Universal Majesty of God. It is much greater than you believe. Never turn your back on the Blessed Sacrament (painful breathing) and exhort others also to adore the Majesty of God by bringing it to their notice without delay. Think how the greatest courage and even the greatest good will (gasps and groans) must appear compared with such Majesty; or think how everyone should prostrate themselves in the dust before such Majesty. And how much more should they grovel in the dust, and how repugnant to the Divine Majesty are those who are cowardly, like present-day superiors, bishops and priests who, in the name of God, have no courage at all and who turn more towards exterior things than towards that which is their duty: that which they are commanded to do by Those up there (he points upward), that which the impetus of grace inspires in them. Often they do not respond to the impulses of grace (because this is so difficult in our era) and take the road of so-called obedience, which is no longer obedience in the minds of Those up there (he points upward), as we have previously been compelled to say. There will come a time when everyone, good and bad, modest and proud (very painful breathing), sick or well, will see everything clearly. But many will not see clearly until too late, or after they will already have allowed many graces to pass them by, and when they will already have led many into error through this. That is what is tragic. Those up there make me say (he points upward), because it is no longer possible to bring back a man who is lost and goes to Hell - nothing can be done to save his soul, if it is already lost. There are many souls who have died within these last ten years who would have been saved, if they had been led well by the priests, the bishops and the superiors. It is horribly tragic (shouts and howls of despair), it is horribly tragic and it can no longer be correctedwe are compelled to say that (dreadful howls). She (he points upward) is feted today, on this Her Feast-day as Mother, as the Immaculate Conception... there She is, celebrating Her Feast. Christ was totally without sin and without fault and She too was without the least sin or fault. She is, and She was, without the smallest blemish. But men carry on the “way they are going, with their blemishes and their faults, believing that this is an improvement, and that there is nothing wrong with trumpeting their ideas to the world and converting others to their way; of thinking. They often wish to teach others the ideas they have in their hearts. But this is not good, because these doctrines they have in their hearts are false. They should, they should... One cannot simply throw overboard a Church, a Mass and sermons that have existed for dozens and hundreds of years. The clergy are blind. 2 The clergy will see too late. Many of them will be lost because they have not wanted to see things clearly. We are being compelled to say all that on this Her Feast-day of the Immaculate Conception - She who was conceived totally immaculate. She has always obeyed Him and has never done anything else, in the greatest as in the smallest matters - She has done nothing except carry out His Will. Yes, She has done even more than strictly what Christ required of Her. Oh, what has She not accomplished in Her great virtue! She has accomplished even more than was expected of Her up there (he points upward). But you men, and especially the clergy, do not even accomplish what you should accomplish. True, the clergy are not without original sin; that is reserved for, Her, the Most Pure (he points upward). But these priests, bishops, superiors and lay people still receive many enlightenments which they could respond to, if they wanted to. If they were to pray more to the Holy Spirit, they would be able to accomplish much better what Those up there wish (he points upward), according to what is right and as it will be understood in the end, for they (these priests and lay people) are mistaken. The current manner in which the clergy are directing and leading the Church is not in line with the views of Those up there (he points upward). They are our views (in a loud voice), 2 “The heads, the leaders of the people of God, have neglected prayer and penance, and the demon has darkened their understanding... Lucifer with a great number of his demons will be released from Hell: by degrees they shall abolish the Faith, even among persons consecrated to God. They shall blind them...” “They shall blind them” announced Our Lady at La Salette, September 19, 1846. “The clergy are blind” confirms the demon in 1977.
originating from us down below (he points downward) - we are being compelled to say this. Imagine being obliged to say this! We are obliged to on this day of Her Immaculate Conception - She up there (he points upward), whose purity and sublimity no human can appreciate even in an approximate way (howls)! Even we who are down below, who are proud and who were among the Angels, must bow down before so much sublimity, purity and virtue, must lower ourselves into the dust. How much more should you men sink down in into the dust and ashes, but you do not do it. Most men still think that they are almost Saints when they set themselves apart from others who are still truly humble and wish to make reparation. Many think that what is actually vice is virtue (groans and gasps). When She will come (he points upward), when She will come (in a terrible voice), and that time is approaching ..... it will be too late. Then, for many, it will be too late. They do not realize; many no longer believe in the Great Warning or in the Great Catastrophe. In the same way, many do not believe - well, even less still - in what this book is proclaiming (“Warnings”) and what has had to be proclaimed.3 (Terrible wailing.) If we could come back, we would behave better. How much better we would behave if we were still able to (shouts, sobs in a disturbing voice). If only - if only we could come back! If we could have again those last ten seconds which we had up there (he points upward) before being hurled into the abyss, if we had only those last ten seconds just once more (cries of despair) so as to be able to adore His Majesty again and to say: we are sorry; we wanted, in our senseless pride, to be greater than Your Infinite Majesty. We are sorry, do not damn us! Take us up there (he points upward), let us stay there in the most remote corner... But it is too late, too late for us... it is too late for us... We can do nothing any more (with unspeakable despair, howling and weeping)... This despair, this endless torment... this darkness which surrounds us for all eternity... Men, open your eyes! Clergy, priests, superiors, bishops, open your eyes! Come back! We can no longer do it - but you still can. You still have these last hours and seconds. Many of you still have years; what good will they be if you do not use them properly? What use will they be to you? What will be the good, if you do what should not be done, and do not do what you ought to do? Do you know what we would do if we were still able to? But we cannot any more - not any more! The darkness is appalling, the gnawing worms are appalling, the fire which surrounds us and from which we cannot escape,4 is appalling. But appalling, too, in the sight of God, are these priests, superiors and bishops, who, in their pride, wish to exalt themselves above Goodness, above Messages, Warnings and Exhortations from Those up there (he points upward) and who are unwilling to do what Those up there (he points upward) wish and have ordained. Many laymen are suffering because of this; The clergy are taking them with them, because the lay people believe the clergy, want to have faith in them, and so they should under normal circumstances. But with such men, they cannot, and must not, have faith in them any longer. Judas has said previously on July 17,1975: NOW, ONE CAN NO LONGER OBEY. And we are being compelled to repeat that on this day, the Feast of Her Immaculate Conception. Follow the Way of the Cross, listen to the exhortations, the good exhortations. Without doubt, there are certain people who receive graces and yet are not good, but that quickly becomes obvious (painful breathing). Look neither to the right nor to the left, neither to the front nor to the rear, neither towards the East nor the West,5 but only upward, even if this Will from On High (he points upward) is now difficult to carry out. Do not carry out any other will but that from On High (he points upward), for we have seen what it costs to disobey His Infinite Majesty 3 By us, demons. 4 Under the title “Manuscrit de L'Enfer” (Manuscript from Hell) there was published in 1964, with imprimatur (Lib du Carmel, 27 rue Madame, Paris) a “Letter from the Beyond”, noted down by a nun, which originated from one of her friends who had fallen into Hell. Mgr. L. Cristiane, a specialist in demonology, wrote the preface for it. “This writing ... racks the soul with a shuddering of emotion, of piety, and at the same time, a feeling of horror.” It corroborates completely everything which we have read about Hell in the present “Warnings”.
... we disobeyed and must now pay the penalty eternally ... we will never be able to come back ... and many of these priests will never be able to come back, and that is their loss... We have finished speaking for today, the day of the Immaculate Conception.
EXORCISM OF MARCH 25, 1978
Declarations of the demon Beelzebub, which are at the same time: replies to the objections raised concerning the publication of the present work, “Warnings from the Beyond”, and also pieces of advice. “I, Beelzebub, must repeat what I am repeating incessantly on the subject of the book, “Warnings from the Beyond”; I must repeat it on the day of the Annunciation.” (The demon demands that we invoke the Holy Spirit, which is done.) 3 THE IMPRIMATUR “.... The imprimatur would be a very great help for the spreading (of the book) of the Warnings. If the work had had the benefit of the imprimatur (from a bishop, in spite of all the fluttering leaves6 and all that attacks, it would have made its way. This would be a great advantage for you, and you must work hard to obtain this goal... because it is the Will of Those from On High (he points upward). 4 WHY THE DEMONS ARE SPEAKING You are already being ridiculed for all the good you wish to do with this book, as people who think they can see the devil. It is because time has run out that Heaven has provided for the demon to be made to speak in this way, in order to help the good, particularly in the lamentable state of the Church at the present time. There is no passage in this book which we had to take back as inexact, for it is all provided for in Heaven's Plan. 5 AN EXCEPTION JUSTIFIES THE RULE - MERCY AT WORK To those who reproach you for not having followed the rules of the RITUALE ROMANUM7 you can reply that there are no rules without exceptions. If we (the demons) were found in a case of black obsession, it is obvious that we would not be able to tell the truth. If the obsession is black in the normal way, that is to say, if it is the consequence of sin,8 then certainly, the normal procedure is to follow the rules of the RITUALE ROMANUM”. (The demon goes on to explain with a comparison drawn from the Gospel, why under such conditions, the manifestation of “Warnings” constitutes, in fact, a legitimate exception to the rules of the RITUALE ROMANUM) “To be sure, Christ has said that one should not work on the Sabbath Day, but when a beast has fallen into a pit on the Sabbath, one is allowed to pull it out on the Sabbath.9 In the case of the “Warnings”, the Church represents thousands of beasts who would have been hurled into pits. And they believe themselves to be eagles still flying in the sky! 5 Ah yes! We know that well. Salvation lies neither in atheistic communism (“East”), nor in luxurious capitalism which turns souls lukewarm with its liberalism (“West”). Both are materialistic and, in fact, narrowly and secretly associated at the summit, with the aim of dominating the world and enslaving the church, under the rule of the “Prince of this world”. Salvation lies in GOD ALONE. 6 A reference to the leaflets which were printed and widely distributed in Switzerland, attacking the revelations made by the demons and published in the book of “Warnings”, as soon as it appeared in the German language in Switzerland. 7 See RITUALE ROMANUM, heading 11, Chap. 1: “Let the exorcist not be misled into gossip, useless or idle questions ... with no connection with his function ... ; let him not believe anything, if the demon claims to be the soul of a saint, of a deceased person, of a good angel...” 8 This in not the case here, as the possessed woman is a reparatory victim.
Why should these beasts in pits not be able to be saved? The more decadent humanity is, the more the Most High seeks ways of stirring men and waking them up. But if anyone refuses to believe, Those from On High (he points upward) can do nothing. This was an effect of their Mercy. Those who stick to the letter and think themselves learned, and those who do not recognize in this book a means of Mercy will not receive Mercy. Those who do not honor Mercy and who do not practice it with regard to their neighbor would not know how to benefit from Mercy. 6 WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE (PRACTISING CHARITY) “Do not judge, and you will not be judged” 10 Most men take no notice of that and believe that they can judge others. In truth, they have a blindfold over their eyes, and they are judging in situations where they have nothing to judge. And they build a volcano out of specks of dust. They know how to recognize the speck of dust which is in the eyes of others, but they fail to recognize the beam which is on the point of falling down on themselves. They should pay much more attention to not rotting away inside; or to not being struck by the beam which is threatening them. They should pay attention to not becoming dust and rubble themselves. All the reproaches which they address to others are nothing, compared to the reproaches they should be addressing to themselves. The most important thing, right now, would be to preach Charity: “What is the use of condemning someone else, when I should have been thinking about my own salvation? What need have we to judge others, since it is God Who judges: Who punishes them if they are not just; and Who rewards them if they are just?” To judge is not their (men's) duty. This does not rest with them it is not their task to judge privileged souls. It is not their task to claim to reveal the truth by ruining their reputations. To be sure, it is right to be on guard against false seers, but people of good judgment become aware of things which are not as they should be in the case of bogus seers. A man who has sound judgment, an appreciation of what is good, will quickly notice when there is something amiss. The worst thing is that they do not take a stand against the wicked ones; it is against the good ones that stands are taken; in this way, irreparable faults are committed. The accusers should first of all make their own 'mea culpa' before smashing in the breasts of others with the beam. Phariseeism has nothing to do with the commandments of God. Even if it is presented as “traditionalist”, this is still Phariseeism.... 7 IT IS NECESSARY TO ACT WITHOUT DELAY Act, act now! The days are numbered - we ourselves feel it down there below (he points downward). We have launched ourselves into all parts of the world, so vigorously that we have lost our breath. In spite of all these difficulties, the Great Lady from On High makes us say (he points upward) that it is necessary to bring out all the translations 11: in Italian, in English and in Spanish. This is because the book12 must throw light on the disastrous situation of the Church and must become an aid for those who are searching for the truth about the state of the Church in the way Those up there (he points upward) see it; and the Holy Father, too (must act) in so far as he is able to do so.
9 Cf. Matt. 12, 10-13; “And of what value is a sheep compared to a man? There is nothing unlawful, then, in doing a work of mercy on the Sabbath day” (v.12) (Cf. also Luke 14, 1-6) 10 “Do not judge others, or you yourselves will be judged” (Matt. 7, 1) 11 Complete translations, not abridged. 12 Of the present “Warnings”.
Also, in the French edition13 everything must be added which it is possible to include.14  It must be printed that what we have said is for the good of the Church, and that we have not been able to lie. You must spread this book as much as you can. 8 “WARNINGS” MUST BE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORLD (Beelzebub exclaims suddenly and cries out): She is there, She is there with her crown of stars! She is behind you, strengthening and sustaining you. Even if you do not feel it, even if you do-not see it, She is behind you all the same. In spite of everything, She says, look for the possibility of having an imprimatur. Also publish without delay in the other languages. 15 At least in the three languages that we have nominated. She has hoped that things would have progressed more rapidly. Act without delay, because in a little while, it may be too late. For these things you have Her blessing, as Those from On High (he points upward) grant blessings to every. thing that they wish and determine. We have spoken. We have been obliged to say all this against our will. 9 THE GARABANDAL WARNING In our opinion, it seems to us that it cannot be long now.16 That is why we are launching this terrible assault in all corners of the world - to be precise, because it seems to us that the wait for the Warning should not last long now. But we do not know the exact moment.
EXORCISM OF APRIL 5, 1978
Exorcist: Father Ernest Fischer, retired missionary, Gossau (Saint-Gall, Switzerland.) Demon: Verdi-Garandieu, a human demon. MESSAGE TO PRIESTS - EXHORTATIONS17 TO RETURN TO THE LIFE OF THE GOSPEL The Abbot Verdi-Garandieu, human demon, priest of the diocese of Tarbes in the seventeenth century, addresses this pathetic message, through the possessed woman, to his brothers in the Priesthood, to beseech them - by order of the Most Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary - to go back onto the narrow road of the Gospel, and so prevent themselves in their turn, from suffering in eternal Hell the horrible fate which befell him because of his infidelities to grace.
At the end of the exorcism of Leo XIII used, in this instance, by Fr. Fischer, numerous invocations were pronounced, including that of Saint Vincent Ferrier, 18 the great Spanish Dominican missionary of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; he traveled throughout Spain, Italy, Switzerland and France, where he died at Vannes in 1419. He was a formidable opponent of the devil, from whom he wrestled many souls, 19 through his life of love and penance and his stirring sermons. In short: Saint Vincent Ferrier, a model to imitate; Abbot Verdi-Garandieu, an example not to follow. 13 At that time ready for final printing as soon as this text was received. 14 Which has been done - all of “Part Three” of this book. 15 Therefore, in all possible languages in use in the world. 16 According to the studies of Michel Servant, a certain merciful delay is still being offered to us. But “the hour is near” (end of the title of his work). 17 Exhortations which are, at the game time, warnings. 18 Whose liturgical Feast Day happens to be April 5. 19 “It is the Old One (Lucifer) who has carried these souls off, and not me.” (Declaration of the demon Garandieu, in the course of the exorcism).
The demon is going to speak for nearly two and a half hours on end. We reproduce here the text of his adjurations, by order of Heaven, to the priests of our time.20 Verdi-Garandieu after having pointed out that he also has become “a demon among the demons”, suddenly begins to cry out, saying): “What a stupid thing I did not responding to grace and leading the life that I led!” (Then while uttering woeful cries, he exclaims, making the possessed woman jump to her feet): “Why did I let myself go that way, why? Why did I agree to being admitted to the Priesthood, this very heavy responsibility, since I was not equal to it if I was not prepared to take the trouble to lift myself up to the heights of this great ideal? Why did I give bad example as thousands and thousands of priests do today, by not acting in accordance with my priesthood? Why didn't I teach the catechism as I should have done? I spent my time looking at the women's dresses, rather than in observing the commandments of God. The truth of it is, I was neither hot nor cold, I was lukewarm and the Lord vomited me from His mouth.21 In my youth, I was still good, I still responded to grace.” (While he was speaking, we heard his cries through the possessed woman.) “It was later that I became lukewarm. It was when I entered onto the wide and easy road of pleasure and abandoned the narrow road of virtue, by not responding to grace any more; and from then on, I fell lower and lower. At the beginning, I used to still confess my sins; I wanted to change myself, but I did not succeed because I no longer knew how to pray adequately. I did not respond to grace because of this tepidity, I went further down to the stage of coldness. Between this tepidity and coldness, there is only the distance of an onionskin. If I had been warm and ardent, I would not have known this wretched destiny. If the priests of our time do not pull themselves together - Ah, well! They will experience the same fate that I have. At the present time, there are thousands, tens of thousands of priests in the world who are like me, who give bad example, who are lukewarm and who no longer respond to God's grace. All, if they do not change themselves, will have a destiny no better than that which I, Verdi-Garandieu, have had. Ah! What a destiny for me in Hell! If, at least, I had not been born. 22 If I were able to come back to life again! Ah! How I would love to return to earth in order to live a better life! Ah! How I would love to spend my nights and my days on my knees, in prayer, calling on the Most High! I would invoke the Angels and Saints of Heaven, in order for them to help me to leave the road to perdition, but I can no longer go back, I am condemned (he finishes in a woeful voice). Alas, the priests do not know what it is to he condemned to Hell, and what Hell is. At the present time, nearly everyone on earth takes the line of least resistance. They want to enjoy the pleasures of life. They are convinced that practicing humanism, as they call it, being of the mentality of their time, is something that is now established forever. Bishops, cardinals and abbots give an example that is no better than that given by their subordinates. Do they live according to the simplicity that Christ used to practice in his meals and the kind of food he ate? As the Gospel says, Jesus Christ did indeed participate in banquets, to which He was invited by various people, but at these meals, He did not eat very much. And if He did eat a little during the course of these banquets, it must also be stressed that, many times, He chose to suffer from hunger. The Holy Family and the Apostles too, fasted a great deal. Otherwise, they would not have received all the graces with which they were blessed. And yet, Jesus did not need to acquire grace, since He was Himself the Author of grace, but He wanted to give an example: to His Apostles certainly, but also to all the cardinals. bishops and priests of all 20 In actual fact, to the Priesthood as a whole, because as the demon states, he is also addressing: “bishops, cardinals and abbots (ecclesiastical superiors).” 21 “Being what thou art, lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, thou wilt make Me vomit thee out of My mouth.” (Apoc. 3, 16) 22 “...better for that man if he had never been born.” (Matt. 26, 24) - Our Lord, speaking about Judas, whom we now know to be in Hell.)
the centuries. But what good was that, since in our time cardinals, bishops and priests sit down to their meals in luxurious surroundings and enjoy delicious dishes. They go so far as to ruin their health in following this way of life, but they imagine that this befits their position as bishop, cardinal or provincial. Poor cooks, who imagine that because they are serving bishops or important people, they must present complicated things on the table! They imagine, poor souls, that it would be a disgrace for them if they were not able to bring all these dishes to the table. They forget that by doing this, they are not helping the bishops to imitate Christ any more than the priests do. It would be better if these cooks could tell such personages that Christ (too) used to be alive, and that He lived much more simply. Those from On High (he points upward) value whatever is in accordance with the imitation of Jesus Christ; and what is being done at the present time is completely contrary to the imitation of Jesus Christ. Many live in refinement, luxury, and abundance, to the point of excess, to the point even of sinfulness. Sin has often had its beginnings at the table. Sinning begins there where a certain asceticism should be practiced, but this asceticism is rejected. The rejection of the spirit of sacrifice is not the sin, but the open door to sin through which it can enter. It is this lack of asceticism that slowly leads to sin. Between the two there is only an onionskin. If the priest does not follow the teachings of the Church, it is we who come along to pull him by the end of his robe23 in order to lead him onto our path. It is only a little end of his robe that we take hold of, just for a moment, but with the hope of carrying off the whole habit. For a long time, I fully intended to become a good priest; but it must be mentioned that priests are attacked by us (demons) much more than the lay people are. Certainly, the lay people are also in danger, especially those who are doing their utmost to be among the just and those who have an important responsibility. But since the priest has a very great power for blessing, we give preference to attacking the priest First of all. As far as I was concerned, I used to remember that I was a priest and, at the beginning, I used to exercise my Priesthood responsibly. And then, as time went by, I found that monotonous and, forgetting prayer, I also forgot about celibacy. I cut out prayer, firstly because I believed I was too busy, and then I used to take it up again occasionally, and then, finally, I abandoned it altogether. I used to think that those long prayers in the breviary were tedious and useless and, in the end, I lost the taste for prayer.24 When I cut out the breviary, I fell into the sin of impurity, and from that moment on, I had no more taste for saying the Mass. This was a chain reaction. When I fell into impurity this was the chain reaction - I no longer said the Mass devoutly because I was no longer in the state of grace. In this condition, the reading of the Bible and of the Gospel, in particular, and also the sight of God's commandments, became a reproach to me. There was a warning for me in that, and because I paid no attention to the warning, I resolved not to teach the children as it should have been my duty to teach them. How could I have been able to teach them about Good, if I myself was not practicing it? But those who, today, call themselves humanists and modernists, know all that just as well as I do. How could they impose on lay people and children, things that they themselves do not believe and do not practice? How could they bear teaching them as they should, knowing that their teaching is not in accord with their interior life, and that they would therefore be telling enormous lies? Within many, in these times, the heart has become like an abyss of death. There are many more than one would think, who find themselves in this state. They are rotten apples; how could a rotten apple give off a good smell? It is only a priest who strives to attain virtue, who can touch souls and give them what they need. If priests were to give an example of virtue, in particular to the young, we would have a world completely different from the one we know. You would have a world a thousand times and more better than the one you have at the present time. How can you want to 23 By his soutane? ...or perhaps, his “garment of flesh” (Cf Saint Augustine, “Confessions”) 24 Let us invoke the Holy Angels of the Fifth Choir: the Principalities, to give us the taste for and a love of prayer, and perseverance in prayer, for such is their vocation.
spread Good if you do not have it in you? How can I speak of the Holy Spirit, if I myself am happy not to listen to Him? How can one point out the road to follow, when one has left if himself? It is a much deeper tragedy than you can imagine. The tragedy is that it is at the very moment when the priest leaves the road of virtue, that he is tempted to draw many souls after him. This begins with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is said from beginning to end without any taste for it. Consequently, no personal benefit is received from it. At all events, that is the way it was for me, and I developed an aversion for the Mass and for its sacred texts, which, for someone who is behaving badly, are a permanent reproach. In my case, as for thousands of other priests, there was at least the Transubstantiation which allowed the faithful to assist truly at Mass, because these people cannot know the depths of a priest's heart; but woe betide priests who no longer say what they should say to ensure that the Mass is valid, and who no longer live by it. Woe betide anyone who leads the faithful onto the road of error. These priests would do better to shout publicly from the height of the pulpit: “I have sinned. I am no longer capable of practicing virtue. Pray for me, so that I may be converted, and once again teach the ways of virtue.” Speaking in this way would be much better, and we demons would no longer have this power to dominate these priests, because they would have made an act of humility. Even if some people were going to develop a contempt for a priest who would speak this way, the majority of those hearing him would be edified by his humility and would be able to help him to pull himself together. The majority of the faithful would have respect for a priest who would express himself in this manner; this would be much better than continuing along the way of lying and hypocrisy. What is the use of celebrating Mass facing the people, and telling them: “Come near! God pardons you all your sins. He understands you. Come to the Father of Light; and if you are in the darkness, He will bring you back into grace again.” They all forget that something must be done beforehand, in order for the Father to take you back into His arms and bring you back into His grace. It is true that the Father takes His children back into His arms, but before this happens, it is necessary for them to repent and to promise to change the direction of their lives. It is necessary to avoid the roads that lead to perdition. The priest ought to think: “I must begin with myself. That would be the only way to be a model for each one, and to be able to preach the teaching of the Holy Spirit and of Jesus Christ to the whole community. That would also be the mission which the. Most High considers that I should preach and carry out among the people.” Much too much is said about the love of neighbor, while forgetting that this love results from the love which one has for God. How can one speak of loving one's; neighbor, of drawing nearer to one another, if one forgets the first commandment, the principal commandment: “You must love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength.”25 The directive to love your neighbor comes only in second place. If the priest were to first of all make peace with Those from On High (he points upward), love of neighbor would immediately start to flow out. It is the freemasonic masquerade which says: “It is necessary to love each other, to help each other, to support each other.” But where does all that lead to? Even if one speaks of charity, or of forgiving, or of mutual support, see the result, should this only be the number of present-day suicides. It is true that there is a commandment to love your neighbor as yourself, but that comes after the one to honor and adore God first of all. It is necessary to begin at the very beginning of this commandment, and to love God first, which in fact, includes love of neighbor. It is in the first part that the whole commandment is found. If one were to love God truly, one would not talk incessantly about loving one's neighbor, supporting him, helping him.26
25 “The first commandment of all is, Listen, Israel; there is no God but the Lord thy God; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with the love of thy whole heart, and thy whole soul, and thy whole mind, and thy whole strength. This is the first commandment, and the second, its like, is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Mark 12, 30-31)
But nothing like that actually happens. They chatter away about it all the time, in the parish rooms, at the bishops' conferences, and even in Rome. They chatter away, they discuss, they decide something, they forget about it, they want to accept everything in a way which Those from On High (he points upward) do not agree with. Those from On High (he points upward) are not only Mercy, they are 'also Justice, and I, Verdi-Garandieu, know what I'm talking about! If I had exercised virtue, prayed, done penance, I would not have learned the hard way what I now know. I would have been obliged to ask for crosses in order to help my sheep to sanctify themselves and also to sanctify myself; but I forgot to ask for those things. In our times, the majority of priests forget that it is necessary to put into practice the way of the cross, to make self-sacrifices, to pray for others, to forget about oneself. In our times, it should be proclaimed, from the height of the pulpits, to our faithful, that they must do penance to make reparation for and to raise up from the gutter all those who are wallowing there at the present time. This would be a way of practicing Charity in its true sense. All that,27 to be sure, has its importance, but it all sinks into the dust, more especially as God Himself has promised to give us what we need to live, particularly in our era where material things are dispensed in a remarkably organized way. That is why they must not be the main goal of our charity, but the means which allow us to have access to the other, that of God. Certainly, it is necessary to help him who is in need, but to proceed from that to overrating it to the point of thrusting aside duty towards God is too much. It would be much preferable to give one's attention from the height of the pulpit, to leading the people: to pray for so and so who finds himself in great spiritual difficulty, and therefore in great danger; to ask them to light a blessed candle, or to make use of the cross, the cross of the dead28 and of holy “water, not forgetting the Rosary in order to bring help from afar to this person. All that brings blessings even when it is done by lay people; it flourishes in discretion and silence. And we (demons), when confronted by such things, have to withdraw our involvement in the affair. Men should be reminded from the height of the pulpit, that it is necessary to take religion seriously, to sacrifice themselves for each other in order to keep up perseverance in each one's heart, and thus to keep men on the path of virtue. The lay people should also be told that they must pray for the members of the clergy and for all their responsibilities, in order that they may be preserved in the service of God and not fall into the traps of the demon. They must pray for the priests to guide the faithful well. I, too, am a priest, and it is for that reason I suffer terribly in Hell because of the mark of my consecration. The priests should also ask the faithful, from the height of the pulpit, to pray for themselves, because they should make it known to the faithful that the demons are attacking them much more strongly than they believe. They should pray for the priests in order that they may persevere in their ministry and in the right direction until the hour of their death. It is necessary also for the lay people to pray for each other, in order that they may continue on the road of virtue and of everything that is good, not just occasionally, but all of the time. It is the tragedy of thousands and thousands of priests and lay people that they have grown like tender-weeds. Without warning, at the moment of temptation, they are trampled on by the demon, as Jesus Christ has pointed out to us in the Gospel: because they lack either sun or water, or because the sun has scorched them. This happens more and more as the lay people of our time are turned away from the right road by the priests themselves, who tell them that what used to be done previously has today been cast aside. Among them all (priests and lay people) there used to be some who practiced great virtue, then suddenly, they have wilted because they were not rooted sufficiently deeply in the good earth. 26 It would be done. 27 All the ways of helping one's neighbor. 28 A cross indulgenced for the purpose of helping the dying.
It is I, Verdi-Garandieu, who am telling you that it is necessary to pray constantly so that priests and lay people may continue in perseverance. It is necessary for priests in particular to know that it must be announced from the height of the pulpit, that prayer is more and more essential in our days. It is necessary to recall that perseverance along the road of the cross is the law of happiness, because he who knows how to bear (trials) is placing himself on the road to Heaven. In particular, people who are poor must be told that they have to be content to bear their misfortune because it is later on that they will be profoundly happy in Heaven. Even if the poor have to bear (privations), these are, all things considered, still a long way away from the fastings and sacrifices which were accepted by, for example, the Curé of Ars, and other great Saints, right up to the very end of their lives. It is necessary to tell the poor that they should thank the Lord for the lot in which He has placed them, because acceptance of poverty can help them to imitate Jesus Christ more. Thank the Good God,29 because in accordance with the kind of poverty that you have, you also have much less time when you could, be succumbing to temptations, since it is necessary for you to work all the time. Those who are endowed with a large family, and who, as a consequence, have much to do to educate and feed them, must thank the Good God three times a day, because in these circumstances, they have every chance of escaping from the pleasures of the world and of preparing themselves better for the Kingdom of Heaven where their place is reserved. When the fourth child comes into some families, then there is a drama both for the people around and for the family itself. What is to be done? What is true for the fourth is true for the second or the third; and, unfortunately, the priests enter into a spirit of understanding when-these complaints are presented to them and agree that the faithful may make use of the pill to avoid the child. The faithful do not realize the danger into which they are putting themselves, because between the taking of the pill (already a serious fault) and abortion (an even more serious fault), the distance is short. ABORTION IS MURDER and, consequently, a very grave sin. In our times, people are unwilling to accept as the truth, what has been believed for thousands and thousands of centuries beforehand.30 So, even if God does not punish onanism straight away, as He punished the crime of Onan,31 our God considers the means of birth control to be as serious as anything which is done. You just imagine then, what He thinks of abortion! FOR ALL THESE MISDEEDS ARE CONTRARY TO THE PLAN OF SALVATION CONCEIVED BY GOD. So, therefore, I Verdi-Garandieu, see myself under an obligation to tell everyone, bishops, cardinals and priests, that they must, from the height of the pulpit, announce - what, then? - : “Follow the way of the Lord, for there where self-denial and sacrifice are found, there also is the possibility of grace.” Where there is neither sacrifice nor self-denial, no grace is possible. And where there is neither self-denial nor sacrifice, the very smallest chink offers us, with our guile, the chance of very soon becoming the masters. This little chink is enough for us to turn the whole house upside down, which is what has happened to all your churches at the present time. It is necessary to give missions to the people again, and to preach to them again, not from the choir but from the pulpit, as we have already said before. There are even some churches where one must descend to the altar rather than go up to it and, immediately, the people are distracted because their gaze is not directed upward but toward the 29 “Give thanks (to God) upon all occasions; this is what God expects of you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5, 18) 30 In other words, forever. 31 “Whereupon Juda bade his son Onan mate with the widow, and do a husband's duty by her, so as to beget children in his brother's name; but Onan, who knew that they would not be reckoned as his, frustrated the act of marriage when he mated with her, so that his brother's line should remain without issue. Him, too, tor this abominable deed of his, the Lord punished with death.” (Gen. 38, 8-10)
distractions which abound below, and sometimes a very long way below, right down to our place. These popular missions should be brought back in force, because when the road of virtue is presented in this way, it is a shower of graces that is being offered to the people. The influence of a priest who lives according to the laws of the Lord is enormous, which is what can be noted in the life of the Curé of Ars of Ars. The Curé of Ars did not save souls by running off on trips, by eating very fine food, by attending all kinds of conferences, but by remaining in his room and in front of the Most Blessed Sacrament, which is, moreover, what I myself, Verdi-Garandieu, should have done. Instead of that, I neglected my pastoral duties with respect to my parish, and I led it in this manner, onto this path. In our era, there should be thousands and thousands of Curés of Ars, and if they do not still exist, then this man should be being thought of as someone to imitate. This is what I, Verdi-Garandieu, am obliged to say: priests must avoid habitual contact with women and must recite the entire breviary. It is a fact that, if the priests do not say the breviary, they are in great danger of succumbing to temptation; on the other hand, if they do recite it, the Most High Himself helps them to overcome it, because the priests are subjected to great temptations in relation to this.32 It is noticeable that, even when the priest falls into sin, and in spite of that, recites his breviary, the Most High gives him the chance of continuing his ministry and being a profitable instrument for the faithful. It must be said to all those who are subjected to great difficulties, that they must persevere in the hope of the Lord, because the Lord loves to put those who love Him to the test, particularly in an age where financial means allow men to protect themselves33 against suffering and trials. It must be repeated often, from the height of the pulpit, that they must first of all put their trust in the Lord in order to be able to wrestle against their trials and to bear them. At the present time, this point should be stressed very much, because those financial means are an occasion of weakness, especially in parish communities, and because the easy and pleasure-filled (or free and easy) lives of the priests, and even of the bishops, do not lead in this way to the imitation of Christ, but rather to the loss of souls. How could the Holy Spirit come into souls, if the priest fosters easy-going ways, by not giving the people the understanding of sin and by holding out bright prospects before them that God is merciful and pardons everything very easily, without their being asked to repent or to do penance. It must be shouted from all the rooftops that the Way of the Cross is required by Heaven. It is by following the Cross of Jesus Christ that one can best help one's neighbor to salvation, because the Good God makes use of this penance; or rather, the Good God makes use of this penance to help in the salvation of the neighbor. Because if one carries out the first part of the commandment of God, one also carries out the second part of the commandment of love. Is it really practicing love with regard to God, to celebrate Mass facing the people, as if it were being addressed to the people and not to God? The priests must say their Masses in such a way that they are recognizing that it is uniquely the service of God and the honor of God that are being sought through this Sacrifice. All the rest is only complementary or supplementary; the priests preach far too much about the things of everyday life and about love of neighbor, in general or in particular, forgetting that it is the love of God that leads to the true love of neighbor and the true practice of charity. This manner of action and behavior would, through the practice of self-denial and penance, bring about the salvation of thousands and thousands of souls if people truly set about it. So many souls are falling like snowflakes into Hell, as the privileged souls have so often reminded you. If the bishops and priests persist in maintaining this disastrous situation, thousands and thousands of churches will no longer be The Church, which situation has begun to happen even now. For thousands and thousands of the faithful, the present-day sermons in the churches are justifications for remaining perfunctory in the service of the Lord;
32 Those which are the result of “habitual contact with women”, the demon has just said. 33 Jean Marty explains that the French word used, “se parer” means: “To take precautions against any danger whatsoever.” (Larousse)
consequently they are instruments of death, since they do not lead directly to Heaven and do not make people think about it. All this happened because the priest himself has got into careless ways, and no longer lives the first commandment of love for God. Such a one is like an apple with a worm inside it, and he is no longer the guide in the way he ought to be. If the bishops, priests and abbots had lived following the laws determined by the Lord, you would not have this catastrophe that you now see in Rome. IF IT HAD BEEN LIKE THAT, THE LORD WOULD NOT HAVE TOLERATED THAT SOMEONE OTHER THAN POPE PAUL VI COULD PRETEND TO REIGN IN HIS NAME. This state of affairs, which moreover has spread outwards from the Vatican, is the work of freemasonry. But if, everywhere in the world, millions of faithful had united through religious exercises to pray and do penance, and at the same time ask the Lord to bring us out from this situation, Heaven would have prevented, would not have allowed this catastrophe to happen. IF THEREHAD BEEN CRUSADES OF PRAYER, ROME WOULD STILL BE ROME. I have to say this too: I must say to thousands and thousands of present-day priests that women can become their downfall, and that this would not happen if they were to arm themselves with prayer. If the priests were to take up their breviary and to nourish themselves on the doctrine of the Doctors of the Church, who, as a result of prayer, have such great knowledge of men, things would go differently for them; whereas, if they do not do this, they belong among those thousands and thousands of priests who today are living in mortal sin. Thousands of priests are living outside the state of grace, and they no longer say their breviary - just as I myself used to act. If only, at the very least, I had called on my Guardian Angel34 to help me; but no, I rejected every means which would have allowed me to pull myself together, and in following this way of life, I indeed neglected to teach the young people, and yet I was not nearly as bad as what is happening today with the priests and the young people. This warning should be a. light for the priests who are on the way to perdition. Formerly there were still many priests who were watchful, for their own sanctification, but today they have adopted the wide road that is, at the same time, the road to perdition. If prayers are not said for them, if penitential souls do not rise to their defense and to obtain graces for them, they are lost. That seems incredible, it is tragic, but I am obliged to tell it the way it is. It is all the more tragic because our God is not a God who resembles a “sugar daddy”. He has created laws; these laws are eternal. They must be obeyed, and the faithful should not listen to those in the clergy who advocate change, because it is not the clergy who fix the laws, but the Lord, and His laws remain in force eternally. It is not for nothing that the Lord caused it to be noted in the Gospel that it is better to enter the Kingdom of Heaven blind in one eye, then to have both eyes in Hell.35 It is indeed through his sight that the priest of our times is becoming more and more lost. These days. the priests do not mortify their gaze sufficiently. They receive into their hearts far too many images that are constraints on their interior life. This begins with television, and continues on in the activities of the parish where women are now numerous. Formerly the women in the church used to have their heads covered. In our times, that isn't done any more. Then why turn the altar to face the people? I, VerdiGarandieu, used to say Mass with my back turned to the people, and even then I was still seduced by women; today's priests with Mass said turned towards the people, have more temptations than ever. 34 This angelic help, placed permanently at our disposal by God, is all the more necessary since - outside of the daily struggles against the inclinations of our poor human nature, tainted by Original Sin, and constantly led into confusion by our passions - it if not “against beings of flesh and blood” that we have to battle, but “with principalities and powers, with those who have mastery of the world in these dark days, with malign influences in an order higher than ours.” (Eph. 6, 12) 35 “And if thy eye is an occasion of failing, pluck it out; better for thee to enter blind into the Kingdom of God, than to have two eyes when thou art cast into the fires of Hell; the worm which eats them there never dies, the fire is never quenched.” (Mark 9, 46-47)
It is not for nothing that the Lord, in the Gospel, has said that it is better to enter (into the Kingdom) blind in one eye, or with only one hand, or only one foot, than to enter the terrible torment of Hell with both eyes, both hands and both feet. Could the priests believe that the Gospel has lost its value today, and they can change it about to suit their taste? Could they believe that the Lord Jesus spoke only for the men in whose presence He gave His message? In His time, they used to wear long robes.36 It doesn't occur to the priests that perhaps He might have been speaking more for the people of our age, where perdition is being spread more and more through technical means, and where no one is capable of stopping what is happening. It is a burning furnace of perdition that cannot be extinguished by the rain of efforts, to which a certain number of good priests who are struggling here and there, feel themselves compelled. The Lord always addresses Himself to the freedom of each individual. Besides, the Bible is there, the Gospel in particular; and also all THE MESSAGES WHICH CONSTANTLY RECALL THE DIRECTIVES WHICH HAVE BEEN DETERMINED BY THE LORD. If people refuse to listen to them, Heaven can do nothing about it, especially if people are amusing themselves by adapting the Gospel to their own taste. If all these mercies are thrown to the wind, what can Heaven do about it? How will grace be able to act if holy books are no longer read, or books about the Saints, for example the life of Catherine Emmerich, or that of the Cure of Ars, or even that of Padre Pio who has given a great example to our times. Each of these Saints feels the same love for the same sacrifice, in the same self-denials, through love of others. The penance of these Saints has been acceptable to the Most High. He would be just as prepared to accept still more reparations, still more sacrifices, made for the conversion of souls. The Good God would often love people to be capable of saying to Him: “I accept the sufferings You will send me. Give me the grace to bear them for the conversion of this one or that one.” But on the whole, it must be said that when the Lord sends Sufferings, very often the Christians reject them with horror and with all their strength. Man too often does his best to avoid suffering. It should be up to the priests to live according to this way of seeing things and to preach it to the faithful. All those who reject suffering and seek only to eliminate it are not living in conformity with the first commandment of God. The best way to conform to the Will of God is to say: “Not my will, but Thine be done!” 37 This uniting oneself to the Agony of Christ would be the best way of honoring the love of God. If suffering was united with acceptance of the Will of God, it would take on a very great value.38 Excruciating as certain sufferings may be, by uniting them with those of Christ, they would be the means both of sanctification and of reparation for the sins of others. I am thinking of all the sufferings which are sometimes inherent in the state of marriage and how they are rejected in the hope that one day, perhaps, one will be able to separate from one's partner, and yet, if they are borne, these sufferings would accomplish great reparations. Thousands and thousands of people would be able to suffer thinking of others and these sufferings offered up would not be in vain. All that is completely forgotten in your Catholic Church of today. Very rarely is it mentioned from the pulpit, and that applies everywhere. The imitation of Jesus Christ and the solicitude for the salvation of one's neighbor are the things that are important. The rest is secondary, and this is what “Love you neighbor as yourself39 is all about. If Christ were to come back into your midst, there would be thousands and thousands of people who would again look on Him as a revolutionary and a madman. All those who are pledged to following Christ today are looked upon as fools. Instead of raising themselves up to the heights, people are going down to the depths, and so many priests are no 36 ADDITIONAL NOTE: i.e. old-fashioned, out of date, different from modern men! 37 “Sufferings are the greatest gifts and the greatest graces from God ... they are the only thing the Angels would envy you, if they were capable of envying anything.” (Her Guardian Angel to Mechtilde Thaller in “The Angels” (“Les Anges”)) 38 “I then recognized my lack of courage and how wrong it was of me to wish so ardently for an end to my sufferings” - “I recognized with what indescribable ardor Jesus had desired suffering, and how a soul dwells within God's Love and His Grace, when it suffers patiently, in accordance with the Will of God.” (M. Thaller, idem.)
longer preaching these truths because they are for them a vivid reproach, because they are no longer living by them. If they themselves were to practice virtue, they would be able to ask much more from the people. How can I think that others might want what I do not want myself? It is a truly tragic state of affairs in which you are living now in the Catholic Church. That applies from the priests right to the cardinals in Rome. If the priests were to live like Christ and the Apostles, they would be leading souls along a much better-lit and much safer road. As Saint John the Baptist and Jesus preached in their time, they must be converted and do penance. So many priests nowadays are fighting against effort and good because they themselves have turned in the direction of evil. They are already on the broad highway which leads to the abyss. This is what the priests should be told straight to the face, but in a manner which respects the ways of psychology and which indicates that one is only concerned about their well-being. It is not a question of telling them that they are bad, but of MAKING USE OF PSYCHOLOGY,40 to bring them to the point of coming back (to where they should be). It is necessary to ask questions in their presence, at all events very discreetly, to find out whether they have stopped praying or not, and to bring them to the understanding that the things of God become clear only through prayer, just as solicitude for the salvation of souls. As for those who are more capable of accepting criticism, one could make use of that with regard to them, and, perhaps, thanks to God, bring them back again. Natures are different. It is necessary to adapt oneself according to what one is faced with, in the same way that Padre Pio used to do. Some among the priests are perhaps victims of ignorance, but the majority know very well into what a state of deficiency they have fallen; reminding them of their vocation could perhaps be a way of bringing them back onto the straight road and to the Lord. All, without exception, would lead the souls they have to be concerned with, much better, if they were to enter onto the road of self-denial41 It is very, very true that I would prefer to remain silent, except that Those from On High (he points upward) are ordering me to reveal and to recall to mind, although I am in Hell, into which I never thought I would fall. What sufferings I would undergo, on my knees, for the defense of my flock, if I could come back on earth! I would accept even martyrdom to save my flock, and several times even. I would accept it voluntarily and with the greatest devoutness, if this were the Will of Those from On High (he points upward). My main goal would be first of all to carry out the first commandment, and to seek means of honoring it and making myself worthy of this commandment. I would ask the Good God to enlighten me about His Will concerning me. There is a principle that says that, when in doubt, one should choose the way that costs the most.42 Are the priests and the faithful giving any thought to this principle? It is only a proverb. God did not say it, but it is quite suitable to the situation. Thousands of priests are on the road to perdition because they have chosen the easiest road. Yes, they choose the way of least resistance. This manner of action is not what is pleasing in the eyes of God. It is necessary to know, paying heed to the Apostle Saint Paul, how to distinguish between the possible solutions, and to choose the best. It is essential to pray to the Holy Spirit, as Beelzebub, Judas and all the other demons have already said, before me. 39 “Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself'. A commandment decreed by God Himself, first in the Old Testament through Moses (Leviticus 19, 18) ; then again in the New Testament thru our Lord ... and quoted, passed down, and taken up again afterwards by the Evangelists, the Apostles, etc. 40 Everything which is natural is in the service of the supernatural. Clearly, this is a question of PSYCHOLOGY here, and not psychoanalysis, a sacrilegious and demonic parody of the Sacrament of Penance, a veritable violation of the soul. 41 “If any man has a mind to come My way, let him renounce self, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Mark 8, 34) 42 The way of self-denial and sacrifice, and not that of ease.
Everyone must strive to recognize his true vocation, because THE LORD HAS A PRECISE PLAN FOR EACH PERSON. Already highly regarded before the Lord, because of his priestly state, the priest should also present himself before men with a great authority. He must draw near men and make himself esteemed among them because he is truly following the way about which he speaks, which is in line with his vocation. The faithful need to see before them someone who gives them example, and not someone who leads them to perdition, or who, at all events, in spite of the fact that he is a priest, lives the way of perdition. There should be a great distance between a priest and a layman. The Most High has always wanted that, because THE PRIEST IS A TREASUREHOUSE OF BLESSINGS. The priest ought to make people think of this High Priest Who is Jesus Christ, and for this reason, should draw to himself the respect of the faithful. Throughout his life he must remember untiringly, what a great majesty the Divinity represents, and he must believe that we have the duty to adore It and to live It as It commands. It is something which should
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