Dreams & Visions
A VISION AND WARNING CONCERNING THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA
Some time ago I had a dream here in Israel where I am presently living. When I awoke I recalled it vividly. I shared the contents of the dream in detail later that morning with a trusted and devout Catholic sister also living here in the Holy Land. Here is what I saw in my dream and what I related to her that morning of Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Today, March 25, it is the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord the feast which celebrates Emmanuel – God is with us; Jesus Christ – the Incarnate Word. During prayer I felt a strong sense from the Holy Spirit that I should share this dream with the readers of my blog and website. Since this dream took place the Lord has called me to return to America and I will be leaving Israel in less than three months to return to the USA. I didn’t know that I would be moving back to America at the time I had this dream.
I was in a Catholic Church in America. There were many people in the church. It was full. The priest was on standing to the side of the altar. He was dressed in odd clothing, much like the way hippies used to dress in the 1960’s. His “vestments” were open and you could see his bare chest and he wore no shoes and he had his arms outstretched in the shape of the cross before the assembled people in the church which is why I knew he was seen by the people to be a priest. The church was chaotic, and there was a lot of talking and no one seemed to be paying attention. There was no sermon being preached, no Mass taking place. Children were running around and people were talking amongst each other as if it were some kind of party or social event. It was loud and I was very anxious for the Mass to begin as I had a burning desire to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. I tried to find a position in the first pews closest to the Altar but the people kept pushing me further and further to the back of the church. I was awaiting the start of the Mass, but it did not begin. One other lone devout woman was next to me. We waited anxiously observing with unbelief and horror that all around us was chaos and confusion and there was great disrespect from all the people that they were in a church and that holy Mass should begin. There was no reverence for God or His house. The priest looked so strange. Then, the all the parishioners began to leave from the side door near the altar to go outside to a picnic where they would eat! I approached the strangely clad priest and begged him to receive Holy Communion, and he just looked at me with a blank stare, not even saying a word. I looked for the Tabernacle behind the altar, (I can’t recall if it was even there) and begged the priest to bring me Holy Communion but he simply stared at me with dead eyes. I awoke from the dream and was very troubled in spirit.
Later that same day in the afternoon, my sister in the Lord, Marianne and I went up to Jerusalem together where we attended a spiritual retreat with some holy women of Opus Dei who live in Jerusalem. One of the ladies read to us the words of the Gospel from that day’s daily Mass readings (02-08-11) for the universal Catholic Church. Marianne and I upon hearing Our Lord’s words in the Gospel felt convinced that Jesus was confirming this dream as coming from the Holy Spirit. It seems both a vision and a warning of the times that are coming upon the Catholic Church in America where apostasy, apathy, irreverence, unbelief, and persecution could advance to such a level that the Holy Mass may no longer be celebrated in the open in our churches and the Kiss of Jesus in Holy Communion may be denied to the faithful and true lovers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel reading for 02-08-11
Now when the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.
(For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands, keeping the tradition of the elders.
And on coming from the marketplace they do not eat without purifying themselves. And there are many other things that they have traditionally observed, the purification of cups and jugs and kettles.
So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him, “Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?”
He responded, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me;
In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.’
You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.”
He went on to say, “How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition!
July 1, 2010
Last night I had a mysterious dream. I saw a tabernacle like the kinds in our churches which I knew had the Blessed Sacrament inside. Then it was as if I could see within the different kind of Tabernacle and I knew Jesus was within, although I could not see visually in the form of a Host. Although Jesus was there (without my being able to see Him in any form) I understood that the Tabernacle was filled with all kind of profane and defiling things, while Jesus was there inside. I could feel that He was displeased and grieving. I was upset and sad for Him and wanted for it not to be this way.
During Mass today I asked the Lord to help me understand what I experienced in this dream, what it means. I came to understand that the Tabernacle represented the Church, the Body of Christ and that while He the Holy One is within the Church, His Body, there is various kinds of filth and defilement and profanity in it and this is deeply grieving and angering the Lord.
In the next segment of the dream I saw a shoreline along a wide Sea. There were some buildings and many people along the coastline enjoying themselves by the Sea. All of a sudden I saw a heard of cattle that was grazing in the country side along the coast stampede and leap over a broken section of fence in a frantic rush up the sloping embankment away from the Sea to reach higher ground. I saw one steer scatter off alone in another direction to climb another higher cliff sloping away from the Sea. He struggled intensely to climb the steep grade kicking dirt and loose stones under his hoofs as he desperately tried to reach the summit. Then I saw some horses race wildly in the same manner to reach the heights above the Sea. And dogs and cats also appeared and scrambled wildly towards high ground. I then sensed the earth rumbling and then knew that an earthquake was about to occur. The animals had sensed it first and had fled for safety to high ground as instinctively they knew that the Sea water would rise in response to the earth quaking below it and waves would crash upon the shore and cover the land close to the Sea washing anything in its path away.
I saw these two scenes and then I woke this morning… I have never had a dream like this before. The second part in looking at in relation to the first I can only sense that it is a warning to the Church that a time of chastisement and cleansing will occur if we who members of His Body continue to offend Our Lord with the filth of our sins.. I feel personally that the Lord has given me, us by this dream a warning to be more deeply converted and be prepared.
We must love our Eucharistic Lord with all our hearts and make reparations to Him for all the sins and offenses committed within the Church, the Tabernacle, – the Body against its Head, and pray that the Spirit of Holiness “conform (us) to the image of the Son of God” (Romans 8:39).