04 September 2015

Proverbs 30:12

"I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. … I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.

"A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, 'Where have they taken Him?'"

--Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pius XII, quoted in Roche, "Pie XII Devant L'Historie", p. 52-53

1 comment:

St. Corbinian's Bear said...

This is literally true. Many times the Bear has entered a strange church and had to ask where the "Chapel of Blessed Sacrament" was.