Is Our Lady of Anguera Hinting about the Next Encyclical?
Here is the message of September 8th from the Blessed Virgin Mary to the visionary Pedro Regis:
“You are heading for a future of great trials. Men and women of faith will be persecuted and many chosen to defend the truth will embrace false teachings. I ask you to be faithful to Jesus. Do not allow the things of the world to take you away from My Jesus. Whatever happens, stay with Jesus. Courage. If you remain in the truth, you will not be struck by the mire of false doctrines. I am your Mother and I have come from Heaven to show you the way to salvation. Open your hearts and all will end well for you. My Jesus loves you and awaits you with Open Arms.”
Great trials are ahead for the Church and the world. (That seems to suggest that the pandemic will get worse before it gets better, by the way.) “Men and women of faith will be persecuted.” Who will persecute them? Other persons who supposedly have faith, i.e. those “chosen to defend the truth”. And this is not an accusation by Mary against the Pope. For she says “many”, which suggests to my mind the many grains of sand crying out against the one Rock on which the Church is founded, Peter and his successors. And these “many” were “chosen to defend the truth”, and so this refers to bishops, priests, deacons, and religious as well as the scribes of today, theologians and apologists (etc.).
The Church, the Roman Pontiff, and the body of Bishops are each indefectible. For Peter and his successors each have the charism of truth and never failing faith. Then the Pope, with his infallible faith, confirms the faith of his brethren, the Bishops. So as long as the Bishops remain in communion with and submissive to the Roman Pontiff, they remain in the indefectible body of Bishops.
So only some of the Bishops fall away from the true faith, and instead of defending the truth, they persecute men and women of faith. They also “embrace false teachings”. But these false teachings do not come from the Roman Pontiffs, present or past, nor do they come from the body of Bishops, or from Tradition or Scripture. So then it is clear that these Bishops who fall away are in the wrong.
As for the other ordained and consecrated persons who embrace false teachings, these falsehoods do not come from Tradition, Scripture, Magisterium, but from subcultures among the faithful and from the world. For the world teaches people to rebel against authority, to value their own ideas above teachings from authority, and to glory in pride. And, in particular today, the world teaches people a certain disordered socio-political behavior, where one treats anyone who disagrees with contempt and denigration, while one’s own beliefs and peer group are treated as if they cannot err.
Mary says: “I ask you to be faithful to Jesus. Do not allow the things of the world to take you away from My Jesus.”
To be faithful to the Church and to the Vicar of Christ, the Pope, is to be faithful to Jesus. Do not behave in the way that the world teaches, with pride and with disdain for ideas different from one’s own thoughts. To do so, regarding the teachings of the Pope, means that you could be taken away from Jesus by separating yourself from the Church through the sins of schism and heresy. The things of the world, as I described above, are the teachings that lead one to cling to the ideas of one’s peer group or subculture and to reject ideas from authority or ideas that seem to be from the opposition, from those with a different socio-political point of view (e.g. conservatives rejecting liberals and whatever ideas a liberal might present, or vice versa.)
Mary: “Whatever happens, stay with Jesus. Courage. If you remain in the truth, you will not be struck by the mire of false doctrines. I am your Mother and I have come from Heaven to show you the way to salvation. Open your hearts and all will end well for you. My Jesus loves you and awaits you with Open Arms.”
Whatever happens, stay with the Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus. Be courageous in defending the teachings of Jesus through the Church. Remain in the truths taught by the true Magisterium. The Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis, is the supreme teacher and supreme judge of the universal Church, in whom the charism of the infallibility of the Church is itself individually present. [cf. LG 25]. So stay with the Pope and remain in the Church. If you turn away from the truths taught by the Pope, you will be outside the Church.
The way to avoid losing the Faith and falling into heresy and schism is to remain in truth, with religious and moral truth being defined by the Church and accepted by your mind and heart. Wading into false doctrines is like walking in deep mud. Don’t wade through the mire. You don’t need to understand every point of doctrine. Merely accept what the Church teaches.
Now Mary says this, which I think may be a hint: “I am your Mother and I have come from Heaven to show you the way to salvation.” So the false doctrine, and the truth that the enemies of the Pope will oppose, concerns salvation. Mary is the mother of all human persons, spiritually, just as Eve is the mother of all human persons, literally (by ancestry of the body). So salvation is open to all years. Jesus has His arms open wide on the Cross, to offer salvation to all. Not everyone accepts the offer. But salvation is broadly available, even to non-Christian believers and non-believers.
“My Jesus loves you.” So all who imitate the love of Jesus for others is on the path of salvation, and they certainly can be saved, even if they are non-Christians or non-believers.
Mary also says, as hints: “Open your hearts and all will end well for you.” So she is talking about the end of everyone’s life, when they are judged by God. And if all ends well, then one goes to Heaven. How? by opening our hearts. Those who do so are saved.
So that is my interpretation of the message of Mary, that she is speaking about the encyclical to be released on October 3rd of 2020.
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Ron, what do you make of the recent peace deals between the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel?
I do not think it will result in peace.