Keep up the great work,
Big Brother #2
Black Ops: A popular video game involves the kiling of enemy forces. Light Ops with the Four Men involves converting enemy forces through prayer and sacrifice. The choice of a spiritual paralytic involves choosing someone who currently is far from God and bringing him to Jesus. The devil is losing one spiritual paralytic at a time someone who he was counting on to populate hell. We are storming the gates of hell and taking out our spiritual paralytics one at a time into the Kingdom of Light. The ultimate Light Ops. Salvation of Souls.
Keep up the great work,
Big Brother #2
“I am Love! My Heart can no longer contain its devouring flames. I love souls so dearly that I have sacrificed My life for them. “It is this love that keeps Me a prisoner in the tabernacle. For nearly twenty centuries I have dwelt there, night and day, veiled under the species of Bread and concealed in the small white Host, bearing through love, neglect, solitude, contempt, blasphemies, outrages, sacrileges . . .
“For love of souls, I instituted the Sacrament of Penance, that I might forgive them, not once or twice, but as often as they need it to recover grace. There I wait for them, longing to wash away their sins, not in water, but in My Blood. How often in the course of the ages have I, in one way or another, made known My love for men: I have shown them how ardently I desire their salvation. I have revealed My Heart to them. This devotion has been as light cast over the whole earth, and today by its means those who labor to gain souls to My service have been enabled to do so.
“Now, I want something more, for if I long for love in response to My own, this is not the only return I desire from souls: I want them all to have confidence in My mercy, to expect all from My clemency, and never to doubt My readiness to forgive. I am God, but a God of love! I am a Father, but a Father full of compassion and never harsh. My Heart is infinitely holy but also infinitely wise, and knowing human frailty and infirmity, stoops to poor sinners with infinite mercy. I love those who after a first fall come to Me for pardon . . . I love them still more when they beg pardon for their second sin, and should this happen again, I do not say a million times but a million million times, I still love them and pardon them, and I will wash in My Blood their last as fully as their first sin. Never shall I weary of repentant sinners, nor cease from hoping for their return, and the greater their distress, the greater My welcome. Does not a father love a sick child with special affection? Are not his care and solicitude greater? So is the tenderness and compassion of My Heart more abundant for sinners than for the just. This is what I wish all to know. I will teach sinners that the mercy of My Heart is inexhaustible. Let the callous and indifferent know that My Heart is a fire which will enkindle them, because I love them. To devout and saintly souls
I would be “The Way,” that making great strides in perfection, they may safely reach the harbor of eternal beatitude. Lastly, of consecrated souls, priests and religious, My elect and chosen ones, I ask, once more, all their love and that they should not doubt Mine, but above all that they should trust Me and never doubt My mercy. It is so easy to trust completely in My Heart.” (June 11, 1923).
Extract from Call to Souls
Words of Our Lord from The Way of Divine Love
of Sister Josefa Menéndez
Charity towards the Holy Souls recompensed
by Jesus Christ - St. Catherine of Sienna and Palmerine
God is more inclined to reward than to punish, and if
He inflict a chastisement upon those who forget the
souls so dear to His Heart, He shows Himself truly
grateful towards those who assist Him in the person of
His suffering spouses. In recompense He will one day
say to them, Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess the
kingdom which is prepared for you. You have exercised
mercy towards your necessitous and suffering brethren ;
Amen, I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these My
least brethren, you- did it to Me. 2 Very often in this life
Jesus rewards compassionate and charitable souls by the
bestowal of many favours. St. Catherine of Sienna by
her charity had converted a sinner named Palmerine,
who died and went to Purgatory. The saint gave herself
no rest until she had delivered this soul. In recompense,
our Lord permitted her to appear to the saint, or rather
our Saviour Himself showed her to His servant, as a
glorious conquest of her Charity. Blessed Raymond thus
gives the details : — In the middle of the fourteenth cen-
tury, when St. Catherine edified her native city by all
sorts of works of mercy, a woman named Palmerine,
after having been the object of her tenderest charity,
conceived a secret aversion towards her benefactors, which
even degenerated into implacable hatred. No longer able
to see or listen to the saint, the ungrateful Palmerine,
embittered against the servant of God, ceased not to
blacken her reputation by the most atrocious calumnies.
Catherine did all in her power to conciliate her, but in
vain. Then, seeing that her kindness, her humility, her
benefits served but to excite the fury of this unfortunate
woman, she earnestly implored God to vouchsafe Himself
to move her obdurate heart.
God heard her prayer by striking Palmerine with a
mortal malady; but this chastisement did not suffice to
make her enter into herself. In return for all the tender
care which the saint lavished upon her, the wretched woman
loaded her with insults and drove her from her presence.
Meanwhile, her end approached, and a priest was called to
administer the last Sacraments. The sick person was unfit
to receive them, on account of the hatred which she
nourished, and which she refused to give up. On hearing
this, and seeing that the unfortunate creature had already
one foot in Hell, Catherine shed a torrent of tears and was
inconsolable. For three days and three nights she ceased
not to supplicate God on her behalf, adding fasting to
prayer. "What! Lord," she said, ^will you allow this
soul to be lost on my account ? I conjure you, grant me
at any price her conversion and her salvation. Punish me
for her sin, of which I am the occasion : it is not her, but
me, the chastisement should strike. Lord, refuse me not
the grace which I ask of you ; I shall not leave you until
I shall have obtained it. In the name of your Goodness,
of your Mercy, I conjure you, most merciful Saviour, not to
permit the soul of my sister to leave her body until it has
been restored to your grace."
Her prayer, adds her biographer, was so powerful, that she
prevented the sick woman from dying. Her agony
lasted for three days and three nights, to the great asto-
nishment of her nurses. Catherine during this time con-
tinued to intercede, and ended by gaining the victory. God
could no longer resist, and worked a miracle of mercy. A
ray of heavenly light penetrated the heart of the dying
woman, showed her her fault, and nerved her to repent-
ance. The saint to whom God revealed this hastened to
her side. As soon as the sick person saw her, she gave her
every possible mark of friendship and respect, accused her-
self aloud of her fault, received with piety the last Sacra-
ments, and died in the grace of God.
Notwithstanding the sincerity of her conversion, it was
to be feared that a sinner who had barely escaped Hell
would have to undergo a severe Purgatory. The charitable
Catherine continued to do all in her power to hasten the
moment when Palmerine would be admitted to the glory
So much Charity could not fail to meet its reward. " Our
Lord," writes Blessed Raymond, "showed to His spouse that
soul saved by her prayers. It was so brilliant, that she
told me she could find no words capable of expressing its
beauty. It was not yet admitted to the glory of the beatific
vision, but had that brightness which creation and the grace
of baptism imparts.
Our Lord said to her, * Behold, My
daughter ; this lost soul which you have found' And He
added, ' Does she not appear to you most beautiful and precious ? Who would not endure all sorts of suffering to save a creature so perfect and introduce it into eternal life ? If I, who am the Supreme Beauty, from whom all beauty emanates, have been so far captivated by the beauty of souls as to descend upon earth and shed My blood to redeem them ; with how much greater reason should you not labour one for another ; that such admirable creatures be not lost ? If I have showed you this soul, it was that you should be all the more zealous in all that concerns the salvation of souls."
Extract for Purgatory explained by the lives and legends of the Saints
By Fr. Schouppe, S.J.
Reprinted by Tan Books 1986 pgs 343-346
Originally published 1893 by Burns and Oates Ltd.
"There is nothing more holy in this world than to work for the good of souls, for whose salvation Jesus Christ poured out the last drops of His Blood." St. John Bosco
Jesus died for these souls and thus He is willing to pay us any price to help Him save them. The price He first pays is to ensure our own salvation. “Whoever brings back a sinner will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” (James 5:20)
This seems like the best deal in the Bible. However, since the soul of a sinner is so precious to God He is willing to pay any price imaginable. Now let us say for example we have already saved one soul so we are going to heaven. That of course is true but how much more will God repay those who love Him and give Him what He wants which is souls. He will reward us a hundredfold for the things we do for Him on this earth. Thus, each precious soul that we help to be saved through our prayers and sacrifices will be repaid in heaven. Imagine one soul is worth saving our own soul, how much will a hundred souls be worth. God also pays us in this world as well with joy and happiness at doing such a holy work. There is nothing more holy in this world!
Big Brother #2
This is the most exciting and fruitful part of the whole "Four Men" prayer group. Deciding who to be your spiritual paralytic. There seems to be a world full of them now but how to pick the one that you will help through your groups prayers and sacrifices in union with Christ and Mary on the cross to join you in the Kingdom of God. For my first paralytic I had someone in mind but during the week before I chose one he showed signs of his conversion in front of my eyes so he did not need it so much. Someone else came into my life the same week and showed me how much he needed prayers for his conversion by his anti-christian behavior. He might even be said to be a spiritual rebel. I chose William as my first paralytic and four years (approx) I felt that I was holding back his conversion because of an obsession to visibly see his conversion. I wanted to win and not for God but for selfish reasons. God spoke to my heart and told me that the healing, conversion, salvation would occur and the sign would be the healing, conversion, salvation of my next paralytic. I chose another William and have been praying for him since and expect to see a wonderful healing and conversion soon. There is no obsession, just peace in this regards. My second "William" is an unrepentant terrorist who is in need of our prayers so please join me in praying for his healing, conversion, and salvation. Our Lady of Fatima said, "Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell, because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them." Thank you for joining us in doing something about it.
Keep up the Great Work,
Big Brother #2
The Founder Brian Kiczek(The Rosary Doctor) is a dedicated Catholic who is working to Seek First the Kingdom God in all that he does. He started the second Four Men Prayer Group on September 15th, 2004 on Our Lady of Sorrows Feast Day. Since then he continues to strive to Bring Souls to Jesus especially through the Four Men Prayer Groups.