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Annual Circular Letter of Fr. Laurent Larroque

Ave Maria                                                                                           Genoa, 1 January 2015
Mary, Mother of God
To the National and Regional Responsibles of the MMP.

Dear Friends,

At the beginning of this new year, we remain spiritually united in prayer, especially that of the Cenacles, which help us to be faithful to the Blue Book, which has never been so prodigiously current as now (cf Lk 18,31): "For those who wish to listen and understand, everything has now already been revealed " (December 24, 1984, 300, j). "The pain must increase for all ... Welcome them, as did the Heavenly Mother (...): I understood that this suffering was asked of me by the Father (...). I ask of you also, my beloved children, prayer and suffering, as your personal collaboration in preparing a fitting dwelling place for Jesus who is about to return in glory. (...) And  suffer with patience and with trust. As for me, so also for you, the suffering which the Lord asks of you to form part of a loving plan of his..."(Ibid., d-l)

In this year of the consecrated life, ask Our Lady, "with you and through you, to live well all the commitments we have assumed by our baptismal and priestly consecration."

In 2014 I participated in Cenacles in these countries: in Brazil, in France, three regional Cenacles in Italy, national Cenacles in Ireland, Spain, the Philippines, Hong Kong, in Taiwan,  a large neighboring country, and in Korea (one place). I visited 45 cities, with 34 flights, presiding at 84 Cenacles, which were attended by two cardinals, 13 bishops, 270 priests, and 80,000 faithful. Many priests and faithful continue with confidence to do Cenacles in their areas: thus,  "You give a great force of intercession and reparation to your Heavenly Mother ..." (22 March 1995, 540, d).

Ten archbishops and bishops and about 200 priests and 30 lay apostles of the Movement  participated in the retreat at Collevalenza, in the form of a continuous Cenacle.  

I record here the address of the official residence of the MMP: Via Don G. Bosco, 3, 22100 Como-Lora (Italy). +39 031 6872026 (note: via d. G Bosco 3, not 1).  Fr Francis Geremia, our Vice-Responsible, has been able to become completely available for the Movement: this is a beautiful grace of the Madonna. He will reside to the MMP residence habitually from the beginning of the year. He will succeed P. Quartilio for Lombardy. He will preside over some regional Cenacles in Italy in the spring, and then will be able to go all over the English-speaking world: you must figure out your requests for him.

The first biography of Don Stefano Gobbi, well prepared and carefully checked by me and P. Quartilio, is about to leave the San Paolo Press. We booked 5,000 copies in Italian. For the translations, find someone who can translate into their mother tongue, and put them in touch with the Paulines in your country and with the official residence of the Movement.

The Spiritual Exercises

These will be held as usual for Bishops and Priests of the MMP Collevalenza, from Sunday evening 21 June to Saturday 27 am, at the Shrine of Merciful Love. For all information and registration, please contact, as always,  P. Florio Quercia SJ - Via Carlo Marx, 1 - centro St. Francesco de Geronimo - 74023 - Grottaglie (TA). Fax (0039) 099 5635710. phone (0039) 333 6322248. Email: querciaflorio@tiscali.it

Upcoming Cenacles
I will be, from January 5 to 6 March
in Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia,
Brazil, Bolivia, Peru; from April 29 to 29
May in San-Domingo, Haiti, Mexico,
Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica; after
August 15 in Fiji, Australia, the Philippines,
Korea. (Ed footnote: now Fr Geremia)

Regional Cenacles in Italy:
April 14: Bologna, Emilia Romagna
April 16: Collevalenza, Umbria
April 25: Padua, Veneto
May 13: Dongo, Lombardy
June 11: Loreto, Marche
Fr Geremiah is available to respond
to your requests.

We take up the homily of Pope John Paul II, on 13 May 2000 in Fatima, for the beatification of Jacinta and Francisco, "How many victims in the course of the last century of the Second Millennium! (...) The Message of Fatima is a call to conversion, alerting humanity to have nothing to do with the Dragon” (cf. Rev 12,3) as throughout the twentieth century. But at Fatima, the Holy Father says, there is another apocalyptic  "great sign" "According God's plan, there came from heaven to this earth to visit the privileged children of the Father, "a woman clothed with the sun" (Rev 12,1). She speaks to them with the voice and heart of a Mother.. "(So also, my book “was the instrument for carrying to the heart and soul of many beloved children the voice of the Heavenly Mother. (January 21 1984, 282, b)  This homily shows that we can speak of these times as apocalyptic times (Rev 12). This is not just a weird fantasy, but possesses the authority of Pope John Paul II.

The MMP is thus presented as a continuation of the Message of Fatima, also as an apocalyptic message: "The miracle of the sun, which took place during my last apparition was only a prophetic sign to indicate that you should all look at the Book which is still sealed [the Book of the Apocalypse]. "(October 13, 1987, 366, g).

In this perspective we are invited to perceive in front of the "woman clothed with the sun" the first "Apocalyptic beast", which is the red dragon;  for our times, this is Marxist atheism (14 May 1989, 404). The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) calls it a "false messianism" (CCC 676), i.e., a "false Christ" (cf. Mt 24,4). This  took an aggressive form for the conquest of the entire world exactly four days after the miracle of the sun: in Russia on October 17, 1917 the Bolshevik Revolution began. "These are seventy years during which my opponent Satan has come up from the abyss into your midst to manifest himself as the Red Dragon in all his terrible power. " (October 13, 1987, 366, b).

Continuing with the reading actualizing the Apocalypse, in ch 13 we can identify in the "Beast" like a panther with practical atheism, which wants to reproduce at the level of all nations "conspiring together," the original sin of rebellion, "against God and His Christ" (Ps 2,1-3), presenting this rebellion in the form of a messianic humanism that saves by itself alone. CCC 675: "The persecution (...) will unveil the" mystery of iniquity "in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. " (" A special gift of my Immaculate Heart for these times of yours is the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which my Pope has wished to promulgate, to be, as it were, his shining last testament”. 1st January 1993 486, p).

The scope of this false humanism of this false universal messianism, is not only to deny God, but also to blaspheme him. Some passages of the Blue Book individualize very clearly this "beast”. There is no point saying the name of something that appears superfluous. It is dangerous to step on the body of a poisonous snake if you are not able to crush his head. But let us leave the Madonna to do this with confidence, because this is what she will do "at the end", as it is written at the beginning (Gn 3:15) and on the last page of the Bible (Rev 20.1-3). "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.”

Continuing with Apoc 13,11, we read of the beast like a lamb: the "false prophet.” that is, the antichrist in person, who unfortunately "goes out from us" (1 Jn 2:19), like a mystery of Judas. He will deliver the Church to his opponents with a kiss, a sign of love to her, the better to betray her. "How many of these poor sons of mine are even now abandoning the Church, either criticizing and challenging her, or even going so far as to betray her and deliver her into the hands of her adversary! " Is it with a kiss, Judas, that you betray the Son of Man?". "(March 19, 1978, 150, h-i).

We should not tempt God, asking, "Lord, who is it? "(Jn 13:25). Jesus never specified in advance before his disciples who the traitor was. This would mean condemning a person. Let us obey our Heavenly Mother, with confidence: "let the tongue free itself to form words of goodness, of love and of truth (...). Let the mind open itself only to thoughts of peace and mercy, of understanding and salvation, and never let it be sullied by judgment and criticism, much less by malice and condemnation. "(March 4, 1981, 222, e-f). " Within my Immaculate Heart, I will build your interior equilibrium, my beloved sons, because today you have need of being ever more prudent and well-balanced. "(March 25, 1979, 173, q-r).

For this reason, Don Stefano did not want any other writings or messages to be distributed or discussed in Cenacles apart from the Blue Book and meditation on it. This is a condition for holding cenacles, without which you must abstain from holding them.

Jesus communicated who the traitor would be but only to the beloved disciple, the one who rested on His breast.  At the last moment.  It is a terrible secret ... Our Lady does not say that it will be revealed by who knows what mystic, let alone through the Internet, but  says one thing that holds us all responsible: "... It will be made evident by the very events themselves that are about to take place in the Church and in the world. "(March 15, 1993, 489, d).  So we must recognize this from the events, by means of eyes that see, ears that hear, intelligence who understands. Thus we must discern "the works of Christ" (cf. Mt 11.2 to 4 and 13:15); so you must discern the works of the Antichrist (2 Thess 2.9 to 12). The Madonna asks for a  “conscious” obedience (July 25, 1977, 130, n): "prudent and balanced", without however subtracting anything from the truth, otherwise Jesus could rebuke us: "You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” (Lk 12.56 to 57).

We read on February 10 1978, 147, d: "Darkness will descend upon the Church and will become even more dense after your heavenly Mother has come to get the soul of the first of her beloved sons, Pope Paul VI, who is consummating on the cross his supreme sacrifice.” But we had John Paul II, cf 1 January 1979, 167, “Precisely When Satan was under the illusion that he had conquered, after God had accepted the sacrifice of Pope Paul VI and of John Paul I, I obtained from God for the Church the Pope who had been prepared and formed by me.” Then," When this Pope will have completed the task that Jesus has entrusted to him, and I will come down from heaven to receive his sacrifice, you will all be wrapped by dense darkness of apostasy which will then become general. Only that small remnant will remain faithful which, in these years, welcomed my motherly invitation, if it remains enclosed in the safe refuge of my Immaculate Heart. »May 13, 1979, 175, f-g.

In the Circular of 2008, Don Gobbi said,: "We are faced with a very dramatic  situation of the Church, so dramatic, that the Holy Father Benedict XVI describes it like this: "Lord, the garments and face of your Church are so dirty that they throw us into confusion. But it is we ourselves who have soiled them!  It is we ourselves who betray you every time, after all our big words, our big gestures. Have mercy on your Church: also on her interior. Adam always falls anew.   With our fall, we drag You to the ground, and Satan laughs, for he hopes that she will not be able to rise again from that fall; he hopes that You, being dragged down in the fall of your Church, You will remain on the ground defeated "(Card. Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI ', 9th Station of the Cross, March 25, 2005).”

"There's another secret Sanhedrin which every day judges and condemns Him, often made up of those who, among his people are invested with power.” (April 17, 1981, 224, f) This Sanhedrin of hidden authority is dictatorial (cf. Acts 5:28). The apostles of the last times you see prohibited "in a subtle but firm way," to talk about some truths of faith as they are not in conformity with the contemporary outlook. "We are building a dictatorship of relativism," said the future Benedict XVI in his homily at the opening of the Conclave on April 18, 2005: "to have a faith clear, according to the Creed of the Church, is often labeled as fundamentalism. Meanwhile the relativism, that is "letting oneself be carried here and there by every wind of doctrine" (Eph 4:14) appears as the only attitude that can cope with modern times.”

Blessed Paul VI had prophetically glimpsed this time: "... Within Catholicism there seems to predominate sometimes a non-Catholic way of thinking, and it can happen that this non-Catholic thought, within Catholicism, will tomorrow become the stronger. But it will never represent the thought of the Church. It is necessary that a small flock subsist, no matter how small it might be." The Secret Paul VI, Jean Guitton (1986), pp. 152-153. ("Recite often the profession of faith, composed by the first of my beloved sons, Pope Paul VI (29 June 1968) (...), as he foresaw these difficult moments.” December 3 1986 340, h).

The antichrist will put itself in the place of the true Christ in the Church. Where is "the same Christ, our Passover" (CCC 1324), in the Church? In the Eucharist. So the fight is focused now on the Mystery of the Eucharist. In 2 Thess 2,3-4, we read that the Antichrist "will rise above every so-called god or object of worship,” that is above the Eucharist. It does not do this clearly, but always with subtle ambiguity, so that in the end the anti-Christ will be able to "abolish the sacrifice" (Daniel 12:11)."By accepting the Protestant doctrine, people will hold that the Mass is not a sacrifice, but only the sacred meal, that is to say, a remembrance of what Jesus did at his Last Supper. "(December 31, 1992, 485, u). It is a "Jesus of history" reduced to the past, that this Sanhedrin secretly calls "the Christ of Faith" but it is a false Christ in a false church.

Saint John Paul II, in Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 10, writes: "At times one encounters an extremely reductive understanding of the Eucharistic mystery. Stripped of its sacrificial meaning, it is understood as if it does not go beyond the meaning and value of a fraternal banquet. (...). The Eucharist is too great a gift to tolerate ambiguity and depreciation.”

This is the focal point of all the apocalyptic attack against God, against His Christ, against His Church. There is no need, then to speak of the "black masses, a diabolical and sacrilegious rite, which is becoming more and more widespread and which has, at its culmination, unspeakable and obscene acts directed against the Most Holy Eucharist." (31 March 1988 377, l)

"You are called to more and more become the apostles and new martyrs of Jesus present in the Eucharist ... (July 13, 1978, 156, n).  "The Church will be shaken by a terrible persecution, a new persecution such as has hitherto been unknown." (November 12, 1988, 393, h)" Satan is maneuvering more and more openly in My Church ... "(December 31, 1975, 90 h). “In appearance everything remains calm and it seems that all is going well.  Actually, (...) these are the times, foretold by me, when Cardinals will be set up against Cardinals, bishops against bishops, priests against priests  and the flock of Christ will be torn to pieces by rapacious wolves  who have found their way under the clothing of defenseless and meek lambs.  Among them there are even some who occupy posts of great responsibility and by means of them Satan has succeeded in entering and operating at the very summit of the Church. (6 Sep.1986, 332, g-h) "Soon this division will become open, strong and widespread, and then you will have to be the bonds which unite those who want to remain in the unity of the faith... "(July 5, 1985, 311, p) the times foretold to you by the prophet Zechariah have now come" ( Zech 13.7 - 9) (November 22 1992, 482, i). (Cf March 11, 1995, 539, k).

"The Church (...) too is climbing Golgotha for her crucifixion and agony. (...) in the sure expectation of her resurrection. "(Good Friday April 9, 1982, 244, g,k) This is also announced by CCC 677: "The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, in which she will follow her Lord in his death and resurrection.”

"Under the bloody scourge of this terrible trial, how are you to avoid being scattered and discouraged and to remain strong in the faith and faithful only to Jesus and his Gospel? My Immaculate Heart will become your strongest defense ... "(June 7, 1986, 326, h).

The first thing to do is therefore have confidence: "Respond in only one way: by offering me the suffering you experience, and have confidence, confidence, confidence in your heavenly Mother. "(February 11 1978 148, u). "The Almighty in carrying out his plan in every age, always makes use of this trust alone"(July 26, 1976, 104 f-g). "Look only to my Immaculate Heart, take refuge and warm yourselves here , strengthen yourselves here, feel yourselves in safety here. Abandon yourselves completely to my Immaculate Heart: then only will you correspond to my plan of salvation. "(15 March 1975 70, h).

The second is to pray more: "Such difficult and dangerous moments are drawing close that only those can be saved who accept my invitation to pray always with me. "(21 November 1991 460, e). “The humble and fragile cord of the holy Rosary forms the strong chain (Rev 20,1- 3) with which I will take as my prisoner the dark ruler of the world, the enemy of God and his faithful servants. (...) With these (cenacles) you make it possible for your heavenly Mother to take action in binding Satan so that I may thus carry out my mission of crushing his head, that is to say of defeating him once and for all, shutting him up in his abyss of fire and sulfur.” (October 7, 1992, 479, t, s).

The Cenacles, especially family Cenacles, are "like torches lit in the night, like sure points of reference, like shelters needed and sought for (...), a safe dwelling place in the trial that now awaits you. "(1 January 1990, 417, k).

The third, as I said in the beginning, is to accept with patience and confidence the sufferings that the Heavenly Father sends, in order to correspond to His eternal design of love.

Our hope is supernatural, that of Mary at the foot of the Cross: "I want all of you near me, the  sorrowful Mother (...) to teach you (...) to hope with heroism, even against the evidence of things.” (April 2, 1988, 379, d)". This is not the end of my Church; what is in preparation is the beginning of its total and marvelous renewal. "(October 18, 1975, 83, m-p)” For the Church a new spring of the triumph of My Immaculate Heart is about to burst forth. "(March 9, 1979, 172, f-g) This is the conclusion of the Book (December 31, 1997, 604, v = 172 m).

The apparent defeat at the Cross is part of the "loving plan of the Father": "My Adversary will one day think that he is celebrating a complete victory: over the world, over the Church, over souls. It will be only then that I will intervene - terrible and victorious - that his defeat is all the greater, when he is certain in his conviction that he has conquered once for all. "(October 18, 1975, 83, c-d).

"In these times, in the Catholic Church will remain a little remnant who will be faithful to Christ, to the Gospel and to its entire truth. The small remnant will form a little flock (Luke 12:33), all guarded in the depths of my Immaculate Heart. "(June 11, 1988, 384, i).

May it please God to accomplish thus His loving design of Salvation, through Mary, by means of the weakness of the little ones consecrated to her Immaculate Heart.

With her forever let us sing the Magnificat to the glory of God alone.

I assure you of my prayers and my fraternal blessing and look forward to many prayers and some news from you.

Your little brother Don Laurent Larroque

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