I truly believe that all the Refuges being prepared by Our Lady and the Holy Spirit are the literal, existing-with-us "Immaculate Heart of Mary".
Our Lady has told us many times and in diverse places that She desires to draw us closer to her Immaculate Heart, a place where we will find refuge and peace. In these most difficult times that are coming to the Church and to all of mankind, She has always been the front-runner for Her Son Jesus. Unfortunately, even at this late hour, a huge segment of mankind has turned their face from God. We must not, however, become discouraged by this depressing fact ; instead, we must look to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, who is preparing a second Pentecost.
She is calling all of us to Her Immaculate Heart as our place of refuge.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to Your protection, implored Your help, or sought Your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto You, O virgin of virgins, my Mother. To You I come, before You I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen
Our Blessed Mother is the refuge of sinners—that is, each of us. Despite our sins, frustrations and failings, she does not detach herself from us, but rather intercedes for us with loyalty and love in Heaven.
The Holy Spirit and Mary prepare the way for us…
Many of us wonder, what is happening to the world…. "What on earth is going on?" We are seeing all the natural disasters that are taking place all over the world, economic collapse in many countries, the state of world governments, depression, terrorism, nations in upheaval, and widespread evil, How will we prepare ourselves for the warnings and calamity that are coming and will soon visit mankind?
We must prepare first and foremost spiritually. Our physical preparations will and must develop from our spiritual preparation and direction-a course found only through fervent prayer.
Through prayer, we must seek Our Lady and the Holy Spirit. They are our hope and Jesus is our salvation. Our Blessed Mother wants to bring all of us to Her Son, Jesus. Her prayer and Her cry is for each of us to come to Jesus and open our hearts to Him. She is preparing the Church for the coming of Second Coming of Jesus. The world must be the Ark of Covenant, free from all sin. The chastisement is a cleansing of all sin in this world. Then, Our Lord and Savior will reign as King and Lord of all creation.
When Mary spoke on visiting Elizabeth, the Holy Spirit came upon Elizabeth and upon John the Baptist in Elizabeth’s womb. St. Louis Marie de Montfort, tells us that when we have Mary, we will also have her Spouse, the Holy Spirit:
"When the Holy Spirit finds his Spouse in a soul, he flies to that soul, to communicate himself to it, to fill it with his presence, in proportion as he discovers there the presence and the fullness of his Spouse. One of the major reasons why the Holy Spirit does not now work blinding wonders of grace in our souls is that he does not find in us a sufficiently strong union with Mary his indissoluble Spouse."(True Devotion to Mary Part 1, chapter 1, article 2). The Holy Spirit is not a vague, ghostly shadow, nor an impersonal force. He is a person equal in every way with the Father and the Son. All the divine attributes ascribed to the Father and the Son are equally ascribed to the Holy Spirit. He is the inner voice, the insistent whisper within us that will tell us what to do, where to go and when. John 16: 12-15
"I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Holy Spirit of truth will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
St. Maximillian Kolbe, in keeping with Catholic Tradition, sees Our Blessed Mother as holding a distinguished place in God's plan of salvation; of being a conscious cooperator with all the grace which comes from God to man. But while Sacred Tradition, represented by writers such as St. Louis de Montfort, emphasize Mary's Divine Motherhood as being the basis for this teaching, Kolbe views Mary's universal mediation of grace as primarily being linked with and drawn from her intimate and hidden relationship with the Holy Spirit.
So when we have Mary in our lives, we will also have the Holy Spirit, just as the Holy Spirit fell upon Elizabeth and upon John the Baptist when Mary spoke. So we can say that the closer we are to Our Blessed Mother, the closer we are to her Spouse, the Holy Spirit, and the closer we are to God. Our Lady leads us to God, so that when we have the Blessed Virgin Mary in our souls, the Holy Spirit comes to us.
The Refuges- Our Lady and the Holy Spirit
There are many of our brethren that have contacted me in reference to the Refuges. I have shared with them, as much as possible, particularly regarding the holiness and the existence of God’s presence inside the Refuges.
Inside the Refuges, I witnessed the total love and presence of God. We were all spiritually immersed in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Holy Spirit and Our Lady’s holiness are so incredibly beautiful that any impurity is instantly vanquished. This godly, loving environment will exist inside the Refuges.
Many are concerned that they do not know where to go or find a Refuge. I assure you: do not to worry! Continue to pray to Our Lady. If we are in steadfast, sincere prayer and communication with our Lord and our Blessed Mother, we will be directed as to where and when to go.
Before the time of the calamity takes place, the Refuges will be ready. For those that are not able to travel, angels will carry them into the Refuges. I saw angels carrying Holy Shrines, Basilicas, even homes into the Refuge. All of us need to try to be and to remain in spiritual order with Our Lord through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She is the boss and in charge! I know this personally as She is the one that has been praying for me for many years. She brought me to Her Son Jesus, who changed my life. Inside the Refuge, I observed that everyone was aware of what was taking place outside the Refuges in the "world". There was constant prayer, but all were living a good life, each person attending to different roles and contributions within the Refuge (for example, I saw my wife working with children). Everyone was helping each other as the Body of Christ. I saw nothing but love, kindness and all the fruits of the Holy Spirit. As there will be calamities occurring "outside", many people were being brought into the refuge. I viewed myself going on many rescue missions, bringing those escaping the various catastrophes into safety.
On one occasion, the Lord indicated to me that He would send me out into the disasters. He told me that I needed to be captured, but that He would not allow harm to come to me. I was put in chains and sent to a prison where there where hundreds of men, women and children locked up and being tortured. During my short time inside, the Lord sent angels to let me evangelize to do those that had no hope and were full of despair. As I preached and ministered, the Lord changed their hearts and they turned to God. Even the guards repented! It was at night when the prison doors and cells were opened by angels, and we were able to take the captives to our refuge. In confirmation of this, my wife had a dream/vision where she saw me being taken captive in chains and heard the words "For the Blood of the Lamb goes before you". Of course, there is no fear on my part because our God is God. Psalm 91:1-16
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 2 Samuel 22:3-4
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 1 John 5:18
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
O Mary, Mother of Mercy and Refuge of sinners, we beseech thee, be pleased to look with pitiful eyes upon poor heretics and schismatics. Thou who art the Seat of Wisdom, enlighten the minds that are miserably enfolded in the darkness of ignorance and sin, that they may clearly know that the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church is the one true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither holiness nor salvation can be found. Finish the work of their conversion by obtaining for them the grace to accept all the truths of our Holy Faith, and to submit themselves to the Supreme Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth; that so, being united with us in the sweet chains of Divine charity, there may soon be one only fold under the same one Shepherd; and may we all, O Glorious Virgin, sing forever with exultation: Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, thou only hast destroyed all heresies in the whole world. Amen. (Pope Pius IX)
Revelations 22: 17 The Spirit and the Bride say "Come"…
As an ordained deacon, I had the honor of officiating at the wedding of my youngest daughter Barbie. There was a lot of excitement in our household. My wife was enthusiastically preparing the bride to meet her groom---it took months and weeks to prepare all the details that were needed for our baby’s wedding. My wife worked day and night on the preparations. The day of the wedding, Barbie looked beautiful and walked down the isle of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. I could see the love and anticipation of the groom. It was a beautiful wedding.
Throughout the ages, it has been Our Lady who has been given to the Church by God to prepare us to meet Her Son. We read the mystifying scripture that speaks about the Bride and the Holy Spirit saying "Come, Lord Jesus"….The Spirit and the Bride say "Come" … Who is the Bride?
We, the Church, are the Bride being prepared to meet the Groom, Jesus---The Church which is the Body of Christ, is in preparation to meet her bridegroom. Our Lady has been working through the ages to prepare us, the Bride, for the coming of the Groom. Who is the Groom? Jesus Christ is the groom! The Spirit and the Bride say--- Come, Lord Jesus!