FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1961:
THE ELOQUENT FULLNESS OF SILENCE . . .
This was a unique day. In fact, there were no apparitions or Holy Communion given by the Angel. On this Feastday of St. Bruno, founder of the Carthusians, the intention here was very likely to honor the typical solitude, silence and pure contemplation of this renowned monastic Order. It has been said, and rightly so, that this Order has never been "reformed," since . . . it was never "deformed"!
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 106]
That's an interesting pun at the end of that paragraph . . ."that this Order has never been reformed, since it was never deformed"! If you look at all the different Orders in our holy Church, i.e.: Franciscans; Carmelites; Salesians; Jesuits, etc., etc., you will find that many times certain small groups broke off from the main group to reform the Order. Usually they want to go back to the Original Rule of the founder, like St. Francis, because the monks were very lax or disregarded the Original Rule altogether. Some of these reformers were treated very badly by their monk brothers and sisters. St. John of the Cross was imprisoned by the Carmelites and so were many others. Some reformers were NOT saints, like Luther and King Henry the Eight! But the point is that the Carthusians, founded by Saint Bruno, stayed true to their founders ideals and the Orders Rule.
What about us? Are we the type that wants to change things for the sake of change or stay with the Rule that Holy Mother Church has guided us with for 2000 years? I personally follow Jesus Christ, the invisible Head, who founded our Church and Pope Benedict XVI, the visible head, who leads the Church today! Sadly, today. there are many "reformers" who have broken away from Holy Mother, the Church, and they are NOT saints. They want married priests; women priests; contraception & abortion; divorce & remarriage; and some even deny todays Eucharist as valid! Let us pray that after the "Warning", all will rejoin the One, Holy, Catholic Church and the Body of Christ will be ONE!