3 Days of Darkness

I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood. Revelation 6:12

This is one of those posts that I hesitate to write. It is because as you all know, I am not a theologian, and I often feel as though I cannot express properly what I am shown in prayer. If the church were to come out and say what I have written in wrong, then the church is correct and I am wrong.

Over the past several years probably the most repeated phrase I hear in my prayer (other than Be not afraid) is “everything is connected.” I believe this phrase to be about how we, the Mystical Body of Christ, are connected. But recently it has seemed overwhelming and seemed to be so much more.

A group in our Diocese started doing a Consecration to Mary called, Mary’s Mantle. It has been a wonderful consecration and it is based on the 46 stars of the Constellations found on Mary’s Mantle.

I have pondered how Our Lady has appeared to people and how she is described in the bible. She appears cloaked in stars and riding on clouds. In Scripture she is the woman clothed in the sun with the moon at her feet and a crown of twelve stars.

We also know she is in union with the Trinity. All things relationship with God. Daughter of the Father, Spouse of the Spirit and Mother of the Son.

In pondering all of this and knowing that Our Lady is the guiding example for us I began to see how things throughout creation are connected. How everything is connected. And I began to see how sin affects not only our own soul, but the larger church and creation itself.

Before the fall Adam and Eve lived in union with the Will of God, after the fall sin disrupted the union as they chose their own will. Though they may have thought they still had dominion, in all actuality they handed it to Satan, and death and suffering entered the world.

The union with God wasn’t the only thing disrupted, but the union with everything God created was disrupted. This is because man is the gem of God’s creation, created in His own image and likeness. That image is one of love. What happens to creation when man turns from the will of God and chooses something other than true love?

We are told by the church that when we go to confession we not only are forgiven of our own sin, but we are reconciled with the church. What a truth this is. In recognizing too that Eden was the first temple adorned with gems, and facing east, we recognize that the Church herself is the center of the world because all of creation is actually a temple of God. When we sin, it permeates all of it, not just our own soul.

When the human heart gets so sick that it is black with mortal sin it pollutes all of creation. Collectively when more hearts are sick with sin and no one is trying to reconcile with the church and those in authority have turned from God our black hearts are inviting the demonic into all of creation expanding outward from within us. The demons job is to destroy. We tend to see this on a smaller scale as we can see sin permeate a neighborhood. We see it now on a more global level; but what I feel I have been shown is that it permeates all the way through the universe. It makes even our sun sick.

The sun has been a representation to me of God’s will. Though it is only a creation and is never to be worshipped, the sun is what gives our planet life. Jesus, the Son, is the Life. It is said that when Saint Rose of Lima received Our Lord in the Eucharist, she felt as if she were receiving the Sun, whose radiance poured out from her. The Sun gives life, as the Son gives life which must be chosen and accepted by us.

But what happens when we reject the Son, and we treat the Eucharist like we treated His Body on the Cross? His Body taking on all of our sin?

If the Bride of the church is being purified and entering into our own Passion, then creation itself will look like Christ on the Cross. All of creation, including the sun.

Mary appears in Revelation clothed in the Sun – clothed in God’s will. She is standing on the moon – reflecting God’s will. With a crown of twelve stars – crowned in God’s Glory. In Guadalupe she is wrapped in His glory. This is meant for all of us. She wants us wrapped in God’s Glory.

Our universe is totally affected by our sin. The sun itself is sick and causing issues because we largely have handed our domain to Satan and the demonic permeates like a black cloud of oppression. Taking it all the way to the Cross will bring 3 days of darkness. Our sin doing to creation the same thing it did to our creator.

But there’s a question that God asks us. When the Son of Man returns will he find any faith on earth? He can spare the destruction we have invited when he finds enough Golden Souls, purging of sin to change the environment to what He intended. We are in communion one way or another. Which direction will we go? All the Saints in heaven, all the souls in purgatory, all of the legion of angels, are at our disposal to help us purge sin, if only we ask.

We have a Father in heaven who loves us so immensely He wants to pour gifts down upon us. But we suffer a Father wound. Our Shepherds don’t know how to be protecting Fathers to us. Something God showed me here though is not to levy blame and poison arrows at our Priests because the demonic latches onto our words and carry’s them out. Instead we should be intensely in prayer for them calling on the resources God has given to us in His Mother and his Saints and angels. He wants to restore the Blessings of the Father upon us.

You may think this cannot be done, and that you cannot be purged of sin, but the Saints tell us otherwise. Saint Francis was so in union with the will of God it affected everything around him. He could kiss a leper without fear (and without a mask) because he was purging sin from His own soul and walked in the protection of a loving Father that he said yes to. A wolf could listen to a man whose heart beat in unison with God. He could write a prayer about Brother Sun and Sister Moon, not because he worshipped them, but because he recognized as one of the gems of God’s creation that his actions affected everything and when he was free of sin he lived in harmony with creation. If we truly want to be protected and to protect others we should confess frequently and be in a state of grace, it protects more than any human means can because it flows from the sanctifying grace of the Sacraments.

If you want to make the world better than it is, stop looking at all the horrible news and start looking inside your own heart. Go to confession often if you can and if you can’t make an Act of Contrition. You will begin to feel the joy of the Holy Spirit fill you up.

I sometimes feel as if God gives me a glimpse of what it could be, what it will be. A world filled with love not pride and envy, and the overflowing bounty of his creation, ordered to perfect me and to perfect you, the ones he calls by name and loves beyond measure.

Do not lose hope, surrender all of who you are to God and let him perfect you in Him because you will be amazed at His glory and how He can heal what we have broken.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

About veilofveronica

I am a mother and wife as well as an RCIA and Adult Faith Formation catechist at a parish in the south. I have 3 children and a great husband.
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18 Responses to 3 Days of Darkness

  1. Lucy says:

    Let us unite together now to proclaim, to declare and to decree the Canticle of Colossians, for the Word of God does what it says:

    “He is the image of the invisible God,
    the firstborn of all creation.
    For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth,
    the visible and the invisible,
    whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers;
    all things were created through him and for him.
    He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
    He is the head of the body, the church.
    He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
    that in all things he himself might be preeminent.
    For in him all the fullness was pleased to dwell,
    and through him to reconcile all things for him,
    making peace by the blood of his cross
    [through him], whether those on earth or those in heaven.
    And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through his death, to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him, provided that you persevere in the faith, firmly grounded, stable, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, am a minister.”

    And here, listen to the brief, molecular explanation of how the Cross of Christ quite literally “holds all things together” :

    GLORY BE TO YOU OH LORD, ONE IN THREE !

  2. John says:

    It’s easy to get caught up in the things going on in the world and in our country.But when you remember St John Paul 2 quoting Jesus “be not afraid “..and if you follow the messages and warnings given to us from the Blessed Mother in Fatima,Medjugorge,Rwanda,Akita and many other places ..one can see that we are at a point that no man,politician,govt.,or institution can fix the mess we have made.I trust in God and believe He will act soon.How much longer can we go on like this.I feel bad for the children of today who have been failed by the adults of today.God is the only hope for them…and for us.Cime Holy Spirit and renew the face of the world..and we shall be created.

  3. Maureen says:

    A year ago I had a terrifying dream – I was running down a narrow street much like the ones in Italy or Spain, calling to people to take cover in the buildings as planes were shooting at people on the ground. As I ran I saw a man, thin, well dressed (blue suit) above me, seated on a sort of elevated patio, looking out over the horizon calmly smoking, blowing smoke upwards, legs crossed, and thinking this strange in the circumstances, and before i could shout a warning to take shelter, he said very calmly ‘It will begin when the sixth seal is broken’. I continued on and took cover in a doorway. After recounting the dream to a friend, she explained about the passage in the Bible which mentions the Seals which I did not know about. The reality of it all, as quoted in the beginning of this blog from Revelation is even more terrifying to contemplate as is the three days of darkness. God help us all.

    • I had a similar dream. Read Psalm 91. Be not afraid.

      • John says:

        Speaking of dreams..I hope somebody can possibly put a spin on a dream I had.I had this dream when I was about 5-6 yrs old..I’ll be 56 in October.I can still see this dream vividly .When I was young I shared a bedroom with my younger brother.One night I was awakened by the sound of fire sirens going off..not just in my town but everywhere.I got up and went to the window..the sky was both black and blood red at the same time..then what resembled a train..like a freight train went by flying in the clouds only the box cars resembled coffins..at the very end looked like an old steam locomotor engulfed in flames pushing these cars from the rear and the engineer was a skeleton that smiled and waved to me.I remember turning to my brother who was sleeping to get up and see what I’m seeing..but he stayed asleep..to this day I still wonder if I actually saw this or was it a dream..I still feel like I was awake..and this dream still bothers me.Anyone have any ideas?

      • Sirens always speak to me of warning. Usually a warning of what may come. If the dream was from God it could be intended as a warning to spiritually wake up – if it wasn’t from God it could have been to instill fear in you because fear is a beast the enemy feeds on. Either way – what I would take away from it is to die to self and surrender to God. The Saints are often depicted with skulls in their images – it’s a reminder of our mortality and where we are headed. Just make sure your soul is right with God and trust that you are in His shelter.

  4. chito v says:

    Amen
    Love, love, love❤️❤️❤️
    JMJ❤️❤️😇 save souls

  5. Kathleen Donnelly says:

    Love one another as I have loved you!

  6. mb6752 says:

    Hello, I am new to your blog, but the words are familiar. They are the words in The Book Of Heaven given to Luisa Picarretta by Our Lord. Since you follow Mark Mallett I’m sure you have heard of her. The fulfillment of The Our Father is coming upon the earth. The Kingdom Of His Divine Will.

    Mary

  7. Kathleen Bridget says:

    Please read the MMP Blue Book of Our Lady’s locutions to the late Fr. Gobbi. Our Lady warned us, and implored us to pray the Rosary and consecrate ourselves to her Immaculate Heart. Our Lady’s messages to Fr. Gobbi reiterate the Message of Fatima. Check the official website of The Marian Movement of Priests for more information.

  8. M.Giarrusso says:

    John says:
    June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    Speaking of dreams..I hope somebody can possibly put a spin on a dream I had.I had this dream when I was about 5-6 yrs old..I’ll be 56 in October.I can still see this dream vividly .When I was young I shared a bedroom with my younger brother.One night I was awakened by the sound of fire sirens going off..not just in my town but everywhere.I got up and went to the window..the sky was both black and blood red at the same time..then what resembled a train..like a freight train went by flying in the clouds only the box cars resembled coffins..at the very end looked like an old steam locomotor engulfed in flames pushing these cars from the rear and the engineer was a skeleton that smiled and waved to me.I remember turning to my brother who was sleeping to get up and see what I’m seeing..but he stayed asleep..to this day I still wonder if I actually saw this or was it a dream..I still feel like I was awake..and this dream still bothers me.Anyone have any ideas?

    >> I feel it tells: “The ancient enemy of lies and destruction is thrashing at those cultivated as his own. The blood of the wicked pools red and then the black essence of their souls fills his harvesting, as the collection continues to the fires of Gehenna. His smug smile is the victories of those entwined with the matters of the world and NOT what matters to God. BE AWARE of the constant horn – the lure of the beast. The sound is constantly increasing in volume.

  9. Dolores says:

    Thank you for a lot of thinking material. I have been very concerned about the events that have been happening lately in our country and the world. Your words and the comments above have helped me a lot and I feel a lot more confident. I guess the most obvious things are somehow the hardest to see – at least for me. I have read and studied the Divine Will messages and believe in Fatima, etc. But sometimes I guess I just need a little prod to stop and recall what I already know and believe. Like my Dad used to say, “settle down, kid, settle down.”

    “All the Saints in heaven, all the souls in purgatory, all of the legion of angels, are at our disposal to help us purge sin, if only we ask.” Best advice (reminder) I can think of – this will be added to my prayer list today. God bless you – and all your readers.

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