Sangre de Cristo Newsnotes
Jan. 1, 2002. Fr. Daniel E. Jones, TODM, PO Box 89, Westcliffe, CO 81252-0089.
# 85: LAST ISSUE?
Greetings from the little Colorado mountain town of Westcliffe. May Jesus and Mary be loved by every heart! We are working and praying for that, just as we are for His Kingdom when we say the Our Father: "Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."
I know some of you on my mailing list must be wondering whatever happened to Father Jones. Is he still putting out his newsletter? I apologize for being so long in getting back to you. This issue may very well be the last issue of the SANGRE DE CRISTO NEWSNOTES, at least for the forseeable future... Father Glen Michaletos, T.O.D.M., a South African priest who was consecrated a bishop last winter at the Monastery of the Apostles in St. Jovite, told me # 85 would be a good issue to stop with anyhow. 85 = 5 x 17. I will still keep up a mailing list, and maybe send something out from time to time, but there will be no longer any subscription charge...
September 11th has changed things for lots of people in this old world. My good friend, Pastor Pete Peters, founder and director of SCRIPTURES FOR AMERICA, P.O. Box 766, LaPorte, Colorado 80535, in his recent newsletter wrote: "It is the opinion of this writer that it is the time of Revelation 18 and that Babylon has fallen, and nothing will ever be the same again... Jeremiah, Chapter 51 describes the fall of Babylon and we need to remember that what was true of the first one is true of the one today. 'Flee from the midst of Babylon, and each of you save his life! Do not be destroyed in her punishment, for this is the Lord's time of vengeance; He is going to render recompense to her. Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the LORD, intoxicating all the earth. The nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are going mad. Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed. We applied healing to Babylon, but she was not healed.' (Jeremiah 51:6-9)". Jack Slater who opened up the "St. Vincent de Paul Type Store" 2nd Street Seconds, a block from my house, and who is a much respected and admired local civic and religious leader, also feels certain that this is Apocalypse 18 being fulfilled. He used to work in NYC and know a little bit of what has been going on behind the scene... I must say, that my first impressions are the same as theirs...
And some very interesting articles in THE JUBILEE NEWSLETTER, P.O. Box 310, Midpines, Calif. 95345 (October 2001 issue) give one food for thought: "The towers came down as gracefully as a fountain of water. 'Too methodical to be a chance result of airplanes colliding with the structures' said Van Romero, vice president for research at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. 'My opinion is that after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse,' Romero said. Romero is a former director of the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at Tech, which studies explosive materials and the effects of explosions on buildings, aircraft and other structures."
Also in that same issue of THE JUBILEE are a couple interesting articles by Dr. Lorraine Day, P.O. Box 8, Thousand Palms, CA 92276. I first heard about her in October 2001 on a pilgrimage to western Canada and the U.S. states along the Pacific Coast. On the way I had a chance to visit Mrs. Doria Seslar, from Snohomish, Washington, who went to La Salette with me in 1992. She gave me a thought-provoking video tape on cancer by Dr. Day, which I have since shared with my sister, Mrs. Rebecca Moreland, which she then sent on to our brother Mike Jones in Fort Collins, Colorado, who has been under treatment fro a serious case of melanoma cancer the past few months... Anyhow Dr. Day impressed me, and I think you all should at least know she is out there. "Dr. Lorraine Day, an internationally acclaimed orthopedic trauma surgeon and best selling author was for 15 years on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine as Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics. She was also Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital and is recognized world-wide as an AIDS expert. She has been invited to lecture extensively throughout the U.S. and the world and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including 60 minutes, Nightline, CNN Crossfire, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King Live, the 700 Club, John Ankerberg Show, USA Radio Network, Art Bell Radio Show, Three Angels Broadcast Network and Trinity Broadcasting Network." On the internet visit www.drday.com for a comprehensive selection of health related videos. Visit Mrs. Day's other site www.goodnewsaboutgod.com/index.html to learn about her Christian perspectives.
My! Can you imagine what it is going to be like when Fr. John Gregory XVII from Quebec gets on all those programs... Jesus told him that after about 30 years of living under a pile of dung of scorn, He would clean him up, make him respectable, and give him the microphone of the world... 155 years ago at LaSalette Mary said: "Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Antichrist... I address an urgent appeal to the earth: I summon the true disciples of God living and reigning in heaven; I summon the true imitators of Christ made man, the one true Savior of men; I summon My children, My true devotees, those who have given themselves to Me so that I might lead them to My divine Son, those whom I carry in My arms, so to speak, those who have lived in scorn of the world and of themselves, in poverty and in humility, in contempt and in silence, in prayer and in mortification, in chastity and in union with God, in suffering and unknown to the world. It is time for them to arise and come forth to enlighten the earth. Go, and show yourselves as My cherished children; I am with you and in you, provided that your faith be the light that enlightens you in these days of woe. May your zeal cause you to be famished for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light, you little number who see; for behold the time of times, the end of ends... Who will be able to overcome, if God does not shorten the time of trial: By the blood, tears and prayers of the just, God will let Himself be moved; the fire of Heaven will rain down and consume three cities; the whole world will be terror-struck, and many will let themselves to be misled because they will not have adored the true Christ living in their midst. It is time; the sun is growing dark; only the faith will live..." In that same message called the Secret of LaSalette, confided to Melanie Calvat and finally published in 1879, Mary states: "Then peace will come, the reconciliation of God with man; Jesus Christ will be served, adored and glorified; charity will flourish everywhere. The new kings will be the right arm of the Holy Church, which will be strong, humble, pious, poor, zealous and imitative of the virtues of Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be preached everywhere, and men will make great progress in the faith, because there will be unity among the workers of Jesus Christ and because men will live in the fear of God."
I am writing this on Saturday, December 8th, feast of THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. It was 155 years ago, this year, on May 13 1846, that the bishops of the United States put our country under Mary's protection under her title of THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. (May 13 Fatima... 1846 La Salette). I'm told that Our Lady of Guadalupe's image in Mexico City (1531) is like an image revered as the Immaculate Conception in Spain at that time... Seven years ago today, Father John (Gregory XVII) and 13 others who flew with him from Paterson, NJ, to Denver, CO, attended and partook in the ceremony at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Pueblo in which I was consecrated a bishop... I remember how beautiful it was the next morning when the sky cleared, the sun came up, and we all beheld a lovely blanket of fresh, white snow on the ground with a glimmering frost covering the tree branches and all... The Canadian pilgrims brought with them several boxes of the newly published book THOU ART PETER, a fantastic 960-page book on prophecy, still available for $20 plus postage from EDITIONS MAGNIFICAT, P.O. Box 308, St. Jovite, Quebec, CANADA J0T 2HO.
A quick snapshot of Westcliffe and all this past year: Irene Francis had her new book published: One-Room Schoolhouses, Custer County, Colorado, $15.95 postpaid from Irene Francis, 2301 County Road, 323, Westcliffe, Colorado 81252. Her husband Stan and Irene live some 14 miles south of town at Holy Hill. They let me cut several loads of beetle-killed pine firewood on their place this summer. I burn about 4 cords a year as my main heat in the wintertime. Stan has been instrumental in helping the local Christian ministers get together and come to know one another over these past several years. We now look forward to an hour or so get-together at noon the first Wednesday of each month at the Old Westcliffe Schoolhouse... Christian women in the community volunteer each month to furnish us with a hot lunch at our meetings. God bless them!!!! Two of my seven bee hives gave me some honey this year. I also got some honey from the other beekeeper in town, Dave Purnell. His wife, Karen, is the president of the Custer County School Board and top-notch cook at their restaurant, Karen's Place. The school board made national news when they decided to have a class on the Bible for the Custer County High School. All they need now is a teacher willing to stand up to the persecution entailed with such a project! A new 8-lane bowling alley in town has been popular. The owners, a likeable Catholic couple, are my neighbors... The local Christian School moved into their new facility this fall. I hear enrollment has nearly doubled... Oh! For those who have eyes to see, the Spirit of God is moving and setting up a renewal is awesome!!!! When Chris Bryan of Oklahoma City and I made our 4,000-mile 10-day pilgrimage to see the relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Calgary, Alberta, in October, we saw and experienced what is almost certainly part of the beginning states of the prophesised "explosion of faith", like a rosebud when it first starts to open.