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Read the website Valtorta.org
It absolutely discredits what you just wrote
Chosen
I will definitely take this seriously and carefully read what you have sent. No need to be so on the offense. We can definitely have a conversation without being rude abs show Agape
Alex A
@Chosen 'Fair play' to you for responding as you have. However, I make no apology for my bluntness/directness or what you consider to be "rude" or "offensive". The latter assertions are not my intentions. However, I take my faith seriously, as every professed Catholic should. I have spent most of my working life with troubled youth trying to be the best witness of Catholicism, (role-model)that …More
@Chosen 'Fair play' to you for responding as you have. However, I make no apology for my bluntness/directness or what you consider to be "rude" or "offensive". The latter assertions are not my intentions. However, I take my faith seriously, as every professed Catholic should. I have spent most of my working life with troubled youth trying to be the best witness of Catholicism, (role-model)that I possibly could be. One lesson amongst many, I learnt from my experiences, was never to underestimate the resilience and fortitude of those marginalised young people. Some literally had been to 'hell and back'. I also learned it was important to be myself. Be seen to be what I am as a person, day-in-day-out. I have no desire to be different from that with any person on this site. I simply have no pretensions to be anybody else. So, do you have such 'resilience and fortitude' to get down in the trenches of spiritual warfare and grow beyond the winter wonderland of make-believe catholicism'-courtesy of V2 and learn about, then defend "The Faith of our Fathers"? Only you can answer that.
Chosen
Alex, getting down in the trenches as you call it, is what I am all about, but my idea of trenches and yours are different. Again, I thank you for pointing out what you did, now I will be doing some reading. As for you, I know nothing about your spiritual life either, but I am indeed a charismatic and I love it! I am also a contemplative, because one does not exclude the other. I try very hard …More
Alex, getting down in the trenches as you call it, is what I am all about, but my idea of trenches and yours are different. Again, I thank you for pointing out what you did, now I will be doing some reading. As for you, I know nothing about your spiritual life either, but I am indeed a charismatic and I love it! I am also a contemplative, because one does not exclude the other. I try very hard to listen to the Holy Spirit. It is a beautiful thing.
In regards to being polite I will tell you, that I would have been much more open to your corrections, right away, had you been a little more loving. I am a sensitive soul, and that is how God has made me. Sensitive to others and sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and I would never ever speak to anyone in the way you spoke with me, even if I were right. Being sensitive does not mean having lack of resilience, quite the contrary. None is asking you to compromise with truth here, just choose your words carefully, because you don't know what the person you are speaking with has been through. They may have lost a loved one, or are going through a rough time....
About being yourself: I've found in life, that God wants me to be filled with Himself, not with myself, only then can I be truly authentic and pleasing to Him.
Alex A
@Chosen You have a way of expression that masks your subjective intent. Your plaintive cries of a supposedly "sensitive soul" hiding behind claims of supernatural inspiration are both questionable and unverifiable, worse, they could be of 'diabolical' origin. Who's to determine (discern) which? This is also true regarding your position regarding numerous alleged apparitions seemingly without …More
@Chosen You have a way of expression that masks your subjective intent. Your plaintive cries of a supposedly "sensitive soul" hiding behind claims of supernatural inspiration are both questionable and unverifiable, worse, they could be of 'diabolical' origin. Who's to determine (discern) which? This is also true regarding your position regarding numerous alleged apparitions seemingly without prudence or regard for the findings of the appropriate church authorities, you claim their veracity. Combine this with your charismatic allegiance-(a 'child' of V2, but rooted in protestant origins)-and the scene is a recipe for disaster. So many 'lost Catholics' were first lured by the enthusiastic claims of the then, very new catholic charismatic movement. Put simply, who needs the institutional church when you have a direct line to the Holy Spirit? Boy does the devil know how to entice the ordinary 'pew-sitter' away from Christ's own established Universal Church. One last comment. Don't play the manipulative 'poor me' card. Each and every person on this blog has grieved for a loved one. That is life! So, pick yourself up and get real about your faith by discovering the treasures within Holy Mother Church, not by some questionable appendage which only you, make a claim to.
Child of Our Lady
Read 'The Mystical City of God'. It is in there. I trust Venerable Mary of Agreda a lot more than I'd trust this.
Chosen
I have that one too Child if our Lady. Wonderful volumes💖
comfort ye
We had piles of her books at the monastery. The bit that I read had a definite gnostic bent and I did not care for it. Turns out they were in piles because our Vatican theologian advisor said: "Ditch them!" I was glad to hear it.
Ultraviolet
All very true @Alex A Turning to happier visions, I've always enjoyed this modern depiction of the Annunciation. There's a reason why angels are always saying "Be Not Afraid" and this image captures it perfectly.