#145 - MATERIALISM
"But the world, which today affords so many justifiable reasons for pride and hope, is also undergoing a terrible temptation to materialism which has been denounced by Our Predecessors and Ourselves on many occasions.... It finds expression in the cult of the body, in excessive desire for comforts, and in flight from all the austerities of life. It encourages scorn for human life, even for life which is destroyed before seeing the light of day."
- Pope Pius XII, Warning Against Materialism On The Centenary Of The Apparitions At Lourdes, encyclical promulgated July 2, 1957
"Parents, be an example of purity and goodness and disciplinarians in your homes. Your children enter outside your doors into a world of ravenous wolves ready to devour their spirit and crush them, until they cannot rise above the darkness without your help and guidance. You cannot, at this time, turn them over to others to teach the way; you must do this now yourselves! Take yourselves away from your daily pursuits, your seekings of worldly gain and materialism, pleasures of the flesh! For what? You cast aside the true way, and you go farther into the darkness and meet satan and his consorts." - Jesus, June 16, 1977
"My children, parents of families, you must now accept the great responsibility for the salvation of your children's souls. When My Son returns, He will cry and cry again, 'Where shall I find the Faith?' Shall there be a flicker of faith left when He returns? The way you are proceeding, the world's people have become pagans, worshipers of false idols, engrossed in materialism, modernism, humanism, socialism—every manner of creation from satan." - Our Lady, May 13, 1978
"The greatest detrimental factor in the family and home is the desire for the material. Better that you live in the gardens and fields with the nourishment of manna from Heaven, than to be filled with the abominations of the world." - St. Joseph, March 18, 1973
"Man is setting up false idols to worship: money, power, materialism. My children, none of this will have any value to you when you leave this world. You must now gather and store your treasures in Heaven if you want and wish to go there. These are called graces, graces given freely for the asking, graces for cures of the spirit before they come over the veil." - Our Lady, July 25, 1977
"A foul situation has come about in the schools, both public and private. They are now teaching sex education, My children. And this is a debauchery of your young souls. Parents, are you so blind that you do not investigate, or ask your children what has happened in their classes today at school? Show you no interest as you go about the world gathering materialism, and seeking to break your home apart by husband and wife going in both directions; neither do they work together to hold the home together, but they work apart, many leaving the children astray by not having counsel over them." - Our Lady, September 27, 1986
"My child, I have a humble lesson to give to your world. If you are to follow My Son and stay on the road that leads to the Kingdom, you must divest yourself of all desire for worldly embellishments. You must desire to strip your being of all worldly vanity and pride. You owe nothing, My children, to any human being but to bring him the example of a living Christ. The love of riches has destroyed many—the destruction of friend to friend, and brother to brother, and sister to sister for the love of money and riches; but saddest of all, the destruction of the soul." - Our Lady, December 24, 1972
"My children, understand Us: We do not come with messages to upset you or to make you afeared of Us. That is not necessary. All you have to do is think, and use your hearts, not just your head; I say not just your head, for the scientist and those who are in charge of the souls of your children are implanting in these souls dark seeds of hate, and envy, and the need for materialism. O My children, I could repeat over and over again the sins that make it a world of destruction for those who are trying to stay on the narrow road to Heaven, while all obstacles are placed in his way." - Our Lady, October 5, 1985
"My children, you must pray now and do much penance. A great War is approaching mankind, a war in which nations shall vanish from the earth. There will be much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth who have neither counseled the young nor sought to change the course of destruction that they have allowed to progress on. Because of their love of materialism and their love of what they call humanism, and their love of worldly gain in power, man has now been abandoned by the forces of light to seek his own way now, a way that he has chosen to be covered with errors and spiritual darkness." - Our Lady, November 24, 1979
"You will find that sin is truly insanity. Children shall rise up against their parents and put them to death. Murder shall be rampant in your streets, My children. And why? Because you have now set up another god to worship, a god of materialism and atheism." - Our Lady, October 6, 1977
"Your world has given itself over now to paganism and worship of false idols of materialism. Many are selling their souls to get to the head. And for what? The destruction of their souls!" - Jesus, November 1, 1976
"Parents share a major responsibility for the fall of their children's souls. We look into homes, homes that have become hovels of abominations. Judge not by the richness and materialism of these homes, but the destruction of the souls of the children within these homes. Parents, what example have you given to your children, with your permissiveness and your following the modes of the world?" - Our Lady, July 15, 1973
"As a nation, your country, the United States, had been a beacon of light for the world, a guide for Christendom. However, your country, because of materialism, has cast aside the armor of light, the protection from Heaven; your country has given itself over to all manners of paganistic practices, pursuits, and debasement. Therefore, great trial shall be set upon your nation." - Jesus, December 24, 1979
"Every single man, woman, and child must one day die in his human body. Is it worth renouncing your Faith, rejecting the light, and giving yourselves over to pleasures of the flesh, materialism, and all manner of political pursuits of communism and humanism. For what? For your own destruction.
"Life is eternal. Your body will die, but your living entity will continue over beyond the veil. My children, I repeat: there is no death; you live on. Once you leave your body, with full knowledge you live on, and come to Us for judgment." - Our Lady, November 20, 1979
"Mothers, and fathers too, have gone astray in these dark days. Materialism has replaced spiritualism, and that is why the many catastrophes are being allowed upon your earth. There will be more floods with death, more volcano eruptions with death, more accidents that are not accidents, until you will surely come to your senses and realize that there is a higher power working at this time to bring you to your knees." - Our Lady, June 18, 1986
"I ask you, My children, to divest yourselves of worldly materialism. You must seek the spiritual, for only the spiritual seekings will bring you into the spiritual Kingdom. If you are of the world and you cover yourselves with all of the materialistic seekings, if you gather your treasures in power and money, you shall be lost. For you cannot ransom yourself with prestige or power across the veil. You will enter the Kingdom, the eternal Kingdom of Heaven only by merit." - Jesus, March 15, 1978
"O My children, if I could only enumerate more closely, concisely to you the takeover of your country and many nations, you would understand how foolish it was to seek materialism and money and power, for you did not understand that many of you were being bought by Lucifer." - Our Lady, November 25, 1978
"Our hearts are greatly saddened by the evils and abominations being committed in the houses of God throughout the world. Man has given himself to all pleasures of the flesh. Luxury in your country, My children, has been your downfall, for you have forgotten your God and you have starved your soul." - Our Lady, December 6, 1975
"Your country, as a leader for the world, is setting itself in for greater chastisement. And why? Because of your example! Your luxury has been your downfall; your pride has been your downfall; and the Eternal Father has allowed you, in your sin, to continue fast upon your way so that you will reach satan, the prince of darkness, whom you have chosen to give yourself to!" - Jesus, May 29, 1976
"Sin in your country and in many countries throughout the world has become a way of life. In the history of a fallen nation you will always find it is preceded by a fall into immorality and sin. For a nation that has been given plenty, it has been used now, this excess in luxury, to destroy souls." - Jesus, July 25, 1978
MAY HAVE BEEN
"It is sad, My child, to know that those who We have chosen have set themselves in conspiracy against the House of My Son. For the love of money many will sell their souls. They care more for the pleasures of earth than for the eternal glory of the Kingdom of the Father. How sad it will be, the weeping, the gnashing of teeth, when they come over the veil and know that they will long for what may have been." - Our Lady, April 13, 1974
"There will be a great war. Many will be lost to Us, as they have not prepared themselves for this great war. Many have not recognized the signs of their times, being too involved, My child, with the pleasures of their world. Their search for riches that will rust and rot have taken them away from their search for eternal life." - Our Lady, June 15, 1974
"All clergy, cardinals, bishops, parish priests, and laymen shall be accountable for the fall of all souls within their self-imposed dedication of protection, which has been cast aside, as many have been blinded by a life of too much luxury and ease." - Jesus, June 13, 1981
"My children, for the love of money and power, many are selling their souls. What have you to gain if you gather all of the honors, the glories, the treasures of earth and come across the veil with no measure of compensation to allow your soul to enter into the Kingdom of your God, the eternal Kingdom, your final home?" - Our Lady, June 5, 1976
"As a nation, as a country—to all nations of the world, I say to you, as your Mother, that as you have sown so shall you reap. How many years have I traveled across your earth, crying with tears of pity and frustration, that the great Chastisement be withheld from mankind, because of the many souls that will be lost to Heaven. How many have listened to My counsel and prepared? Have you become so blinded by your lives of luxury and worldly pursuits that you can no longer recognize what is happening about you? Murders abound. Blood flows in the street. Hunger shall be set upon your country. Many shall die. And why? Because you have turned your back upon My Son, the only One now who can save you from what is fast coming upon you." - Our Lady, May 30, 1981
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