Pope Francis has taken steps to canonize Fatima Siblings (https://nyti.ms/2mW3nYl) according to New York Times article. Do you believe in Saints? The Devil? The Fatima Siblings had visions and drew thousands of Christians to the Village of Fatima. There is even a mystery of prophecy by Sister Lucia – the one to escape an untimely death – providing three predictions that many believe came to fruition – one of which may have saved Pope John Paul’s life. I have sought counsel on modern-day visionaries – and the best advice I got seemed to be focus on Christ – if a message helps me focus more on Christ as a tool, okay, but don’t get lost seeking modern-day miracles – the Miracle was given to us on the Cross.
None the less there remains in Christology messages about the end of times (Eschatology) and the final battle.
Sister Lucia spoke to that as well. Let’s place the word “Saint” aside.
Have you ever met a person who exudes humility and spirit? Have you read about great martyrs and sacrifices?
There are heroes among us living their lives so close to the image of God, as imprinted deep within their souls, that we can be rendered speechless by their devotion, steadfastness, and courage. They are all around us if you look, performing small and large miracles, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, silently passing you on the street, perhaps with a smile or merely a focused precision walk that announces purpose and fiery determination. They are humans with their heart and soul given fearlessly to be used by their God to heal, to love, to serve others. Some of them may have been blessed with visions or moments of grace that defy imagination.
I don’t know about prophecies, or mystics, or saints. What I do know is people among us have the power of the Holy Spirit within their core and are preparing for the final battle now, preparing the battlefield for us all.
The spiritual imagination and contemplative life can bring you places you never thought possible.
“Catholics are not required to believe in even the most approved and venerated private revelations, but many of us choose to do so. Does this battle relate to the famous discourse Pope Leo XIII was alleged to have heard in a vision between Christ and Satan, which led him to compose the prayer to St. Michael? How long the final battle will last, and what will come after? (http://www.onepeterfive.com/sister-lucia-final-confrontation-between-the-lord-and-satan-will-be-over-family-and-marriage/)”
Thanks for reading my mystical rambling.