Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bishop Anthony Fisher of Parramatta Diocese, Australia, Condemns Maria Divine Mercy

The following article 'Who is Maria Divine Mercy' appeared in Australian The Catholic Weekly news magazine in June 2014, and it contains one more important condemnation of the Irish seer. Contents below: 

By Fr. John Flader 

Q: A friend of mine is an avid devotee of a woman called Maria Divine Mercy, who gives alarming prophecies about the imminent Second Coming of Christ and other matters. I had not heard of her but her messages sound dangerous. What can you tell me about her?

Fr John Flader 
According to her website, the woman calling herself Maria Divine Mercy is a Catholic married mother of a young family living in Europe. It seems clear from those who have investigated her further that she lives in Dublin. 

Her website claims that since 2010 she has received more than 2000 messages from the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary. 

Before going further let me say that these so-called messages do not have the approval of bishops and should not be believed, as evidenced by a number of high-ranking bishops’ warnings against them. 

For example, as recently as 14 April, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, of Dublin, issued the following statement: “Requests for clarification have been coming to the archdiocese of Dublin concerning the authenticity of alleged visions and messages received by a person who calls herself ‘Maria Divine Mercy’ and who may live in the archdiocese of Dublin. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wishes to state that these messages and alleged visions have no ecclesiastical approval and many of the texts are in contradiction with Catholic theology. These messages should not be promoted or made use of within Catholic Church associations.” 

And, on 13 December last, Bishop Anthony Fisher, of Parramatta, issued the following statement: 

Bishop Anthony Fisher
Many of you might have received email or other communications from a woman who goes by the name of ‘Maria Divine Mercy’. 
Supposedly, she is a seer in receipt of private revelations from the Holy Trinity, Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary. She runs a website called ‘The Warning’, the subject matter of which relates to the end of the world and Christ’s Second Coming.
“The messages and ‘revelations’ of Maria Divine Mercy contain theological positions that do not conform to the Catholic Church’s teachings, Scripture or Tradition. There are also historical errors. There is also a persistent animus towards various aspects of Church leadership, for example, the messages and ‘revelations’ regarding the supposedly illegitimate papal ministry of Pope Francis. 
“Maria Divine Mercy’s messages enjoy no ecclesiastical support or approval. The faithful should not take seriously the messages of Maria Divine Mercy. No support should be given to the dissemination of these messages or ‘revelations’ or associated material in the diocese of Parramatta.” 

Why have these bishops, and others, rejected the messages? Undoubtedly because some of the messages are contrary to Church teaching, disturbing and clearly not from God. 

One of the most absurd messages is that Pope Benedict XVI, whom she says God regarded very highly, was pushed out and that his successor, Pope Francis, is the anti-Christ! Pope Benedict was supposed to be the last Pope on earth and his successor would be a false prophet. But Pope Benedict made very clear that he was resigning freely, not under pressure from anyone, and Pope Francis was duly elected by the cardinals and is doing marvellous work for the Church. 

The messages also say that a great warning will appear soon and the Second Coming of Christ will follow shortly thereafter. The warning will consist in a collision of two comets, with the sky turning red and a cross appearing in the sky, which will be seen all over the world. 

What is more, the Catholic Church will be taken over by the enemies of God from within and this will lead to the greatest apostasy of all time. There will be a great flood and Europe will succumb to dictatorship no better than in the days of Hitler. 

These supposed messages are ludicrous and not worthy of belief. We do well to warn anyone inclined to believe them that they are simply untrue and not from God. We should tell them, and ourselves, to go back to reading the Bible, which is truly the word of God, and the writings of Popes and saints, which speak to us of charity, prayer, penance and hope, and give us a deep sense of peace and joy.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Book Revealing Truth about Maria Divine Mercy and her 'Warning Second Coming' Enterprise

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From the Book's 'Foreword'

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In early March 2011 a website appeared – The Warning Second Coming - claiming to provide messages directly from Jesus and his Mother Mary sent to a woman whose identity was not revealed. The ‘visionary’ used the name Maria Divine Mercy. The website claimed she was a successful European business woman with children.

The website was ‘top notch’ professional -- not likely generated by someone busied with providing for a family while transcribing almost daily messages that spoke of end-time events. The messages allegedly began four months prior to the website's appearance in November 2010. Initially, the site attracted a modest following but was generally unknown in the Catholic community. 

Who was this woman of unique sanctity who claimed the titles of last prophet, the Seventh Angel, a victim soul?

There were online rumblings of the identity of the anonymous 'seer' within months of the start of her website.i Commentators on discussion forums claimed to know the woman. But what could be proved? No one came forward to say, “I am Maria Divine Mercy.”

"Yes, she is a European business woman with children. European is Ireland, children are adults, and business was a failure."

"Carberry - as Maria Divine Mercy - tells of being directed by "Our Lady" to go to the Marian shrines of Knock in Ireland and Medjugorje in Bosnia/Herzegovina. A keen researcher noted that the timeline was wrong! She did visit these shrines during her apprenticeship with Joe Coleman in August 2010 - months before her first claimed message from Mary, Mother of God, in November 2010. So the claim that she was commanded by the Virgin Mary to visit these sites does not mesh with the later 'official' version printed in the introduction of "The Book of Truth," the collection of 'messages.' More problems getting the story 'straight.' And more evidence that her story was 'made up' as time passed."

The Little Pebble writes to the book author Mark Saseen:

"I have known Maria Divine Mercy since 2011 [note: the year she first began posting messages] as I have a similar gift from God as she does....when I heard about Maria I asked Jesus. He told me she was sent by Him. I contacted her and Jesus told her I was like her."

Kamm's letter confirms in his own handwriting:

1. He was aware of the MDM messages the year they began.
2. He had personal contact with Mary Carberry.
3. He agrees with our early-on observation that the ‘messages’ were the same or similar to Kamm's.
4. He endorses MDM's messages without exception.

These and other revelations in a new eBook by Mark Saseen! You can download it for FREE here 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Shameless Popery: How We Can Know Francis is Pope

Is Francis really a pope, or could he possibly be a heretic and an anti-pope? This is a question that Joe Heschmeyer ,  a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, answers on a Shameless Popery blog. Highly recommended reading for those with any doubts in their mind.

"In recent days, there's been a nasty dustup between several prominent Catholic bloggers. The argument was ostensibly about “tone,” and it quickly devolved into a lot of bruised egos, and personal attacks on other Catholics for making personal attacks. It was an ugly spectacle, and I've stayed well clear of it...

Continue reading Sedevacantism is Impossible: How We Can Know Francis is Pope

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maria Divine Mercy Officially Condemned By Catholic Church! Statement From Archbishop of Dublin

Archdiocese of Dublin has issued a statement on Maria Divine Mercy. The statement from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  is binding for the whole Catholic Church as per NORMS REGARDING THE MANNER OF PROCEEDINGIN THE DISCERNMENT OF PRESUMED APPARITIONS OR REVELATIONS published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (read 'Authorities Competent to Intervene' section) since he is the Ordinary of the alleged seer.

The Church has spoken.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin


Requests for clarification have been coming to the Archdiocese of Dublin concerning the authenticity of alleged visions and messages received by a person who calls herself “Maria Divine Mercy” and who may live in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wishes to state that these messages and alleged visions have no ecclesiastical approval and many of the texts are in contradiction with Catholic theology.

These messages should not be promoted or made use of within Catholic Church associations.

Source: http://www.dublindiocese.ie/content/statement-maria-divine-mercy

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Maria Divine Mercy: It Is All About Money?

There have been two important updates from Midwaystreet blog that suggest that money making-making is important, if not crucial, part of Mary Carberry's (a.k.a. Maria Divine Mercy) prophetic  enterprise.

The first update offers new information on MDM's 'medal of salvation', the second - Mary Carberry's history as a failing businesswoman. Is this what pushed her to seek profit in religious field?

 Saseen, the blog author writes:

Irish ‘visionary’ uses fake companies to sell ‘religious’ medal; Unico/Salvido take over from Salus Gifts

In early February 2014 salusgifts.com appeared online claiming to be “exclusive global distributor” of medals inspired by the visions of an anonymous woman using the name Maria Divine Mercy. Two months later the site disappeared.
Maria Divine Mercy – MDM – planners have redirected their ‘Medal of Salvation’ distribution
efforts down a confusing path of deception that nevertheless leads to the House of Mary McGovern-Carberry, the revealed identity of the Irish ‘seer’. What’s at stake? Millions of dollars in potential revenue.

In July 2013 MDM claimed a vision from the Virgin Mary commanding that a medal be struck showing a crown of thorns above her head with crossed swords on the back, available in bulk and “freely distributed.” A San Diego, California, graphic artist designed the medal that has been delayed due to redesigns and mis-mintings. This is the same graphic artist who designed the sheet of paper containing a special prayer and red-colored ‘seal’ that, when displayed, assures deliverance to heaven. According to MDM’s ‘visions,’ wearing the medal offers the same gift of salvation–the assurance of life in paradise. [18 July 2013]


On 18 October 2013, the MDM/Carberry group registered the website salusgifts.com with Network Solutions in Pennsylvania, US. The site went “live” in early February claiming to be “exclusive global distributor” of MDM medals and scapulars. Sales of medals through Salus Gifts were to be managed by Magento, the company that also processes sales for MDM books purchased through the Coma Books website. Salus claimed to be UK-based and published a London address revealed to be a mail drop purchased from Regus, a provider of pretend offices. There is no record of its incorporation in the United Kingdom, Ireland or the United States.
In January 2014 Carberry claimed a vision of the Virgin Mary – there are more than a thousand – commanding that every person in the world [approximately 7 billion] be given a medal. As of 6 February, Salus Gifts was not accepting orders, but assured that items will be available to every country in the world from Salus and unidentified “authorized re-sellers.” Medals would be sold in lots of 25, 50, 100, 200. “Larger orders are available on request.” Emails sent to the contact address – info@salusgifts.com – were rejected with the reply: “Failure Notice: No such recipient.” By 18 February Salus Gifts removed all content from its website but for two words: “Coming Soon.” Today, it’s a blank page. What happened?


Researchers believe the MDM team has redirected its medal sales to a newly-invented company called Salvido Gifts the ‘shopping’ arm of another non-existent company called Unico Distribution, which claims to provide “end-to-end supply chain solutions for distance sellers” – an “order fulfillment center.”

Consistent with the businesses associated with MDM – Trumpet Publishing and Merdel Limited – Unico uses a bogus office purchased from Regus at 450 Bath Road, Longford, Heathrow, London. No desk, no files, no staff. The website photos are stock images shared by other companies. The company website appeared on 26 March – two weeks ago. It has one client, an “Online Christian Gifts Shop” called Salvido. Salvido is not taking orders, though, as “Service is Temporarily Unavailable.” Salvido registered its website name on 24 March, two days before Unico.
The website files for Salvido and Unico are located at the same computer server in Galway, Ireland, and share the same website “IP” address as Coma Books, the publisher of MDM’s three-volume collection of ‘visions.’ An IP address is a unique string of numbers that identifies a specific computer. Coma Books is the business name used by Trumpet Publishing, originally co-owned by visionary’ Mary Carberry’s daughter, Sarah, and retired Irish dentist Breffni Cully, who travels the world as ‘Joseph Gabriel’ giving seminars promoting Maria Divine Mercy. In January 2013 Sarah, who posts demonic Facebook photos of herself, transferred her interest to her mother’s vision-chasing German friend, Heinrich Martin Roth. In December Roth and Cully registered as co-owners of another company, Merdel Limited, for the purpose of selling religious items including medals. The filed paperwork was witnessed by “Mary McGovern, PR consultant.” McGovern is Mary Carberry’s maiden name.

One of many pretend offices offered in London by Regus. This address is used by Unico Distribution. No desk. No files. No staff. Bogus.
Unlike Trumpet Publishing and Merdel Limited, there is no record in Ireland or United Kingdom of any registration of companies titled Unico Distribution or Salvido Gifts. What’s up?
On 27 March “Maria’s assistant” confirmed on the official Maria Divine Mercy Facebook page, Jesus to Mankind, that the Medal of Salvation would be available “from a different company – not Salus Gifts… They will be available for the world very shortly…We are going to have a fulfillment house in Malaysia which will distribute to Australia…We have three different suppliers working on them,” she posted. Maria’s assistant, who identifies herself as “Grace” in correspondence, is believed to be Andie Lynwood. She continued, “…you cannot even imagine how much the devil hates these medals. It is actually pretty unbelievable what we have gone through to get them. He hates their power.”

The devil hates the power of the medal? Or is it the other way around?


Sarah Carberry – March 2014 Facebook photo. 
Mary “MDM” Carberry’s daughter held majority 
ownership of Trumpet, set up to sell 
her mother’s books of ‘heaven-sent’ messages. 
Is she sending ‘believers’ a message?
While we wait confirmation of the worldwide distribution channel for the ‘Medal of Salvation,’ Heinrich Martin Roth has been selling the medals through his German website. Roth received an early shipment possibly delivered by his business partner Cully who visited Roth’s hometown of Cologne, Germany, on 29 March speaking at the Auditorium de Diakonie during a tour of Luxembourg, Austria and Germany promoting MDM and offering cash-only sales of MDM books. On 1 April Roth wrote on his website, “The interest sparked by the medals is incredibly high. Stocks are empty. New production is going on. We ask all who ordered to be patient. We will try to mail the medals out as soon as possible.”

A Polish website is also promoting medal sales and links to Roth for orders. The site confirms that Salus Gifts was the original intended distributor of the medals. We read, “Theadministrators of the German site were given permission to distribute the medal now. Its price is one euro [$1.40 USD]. This is dictated by the need to cover the costs incurred by MDM, especially losses, and the need for further financial outlays for subsequent editions of books in many languages.” The website does not explain that the MDM books are ‘print on demand’ – they are printed one-by-one after orders and payment are received.
At $1.40 USD, and only pennies to produce and distribute, promoters realize a profit of more than $1 per medal. If one million medals are sold, one million dollars is made, a neat payoff for three years of ‘vision’ business.


Adding to Mary Carberry’s business concerns, Trumpet Publishing, which does business as Coma Books, ostensibly owned by MDM promoters Cully [aka ‘Joseph Gabriel’] and Roth, is a month overdue in filing its annual report, even after extending the reporting deadline by three months. The four MDM company names – Trumpet, Merdel, Salvido, Unico – are curiously resurrected names of dissolved companies previously registered in the UK or Ireland. On 4 February Roth claimed in writing [See ‘Martin Roth Speaks'] that he does not profit from ownership and that the companies “really belong” to Mary Carberry, who Roth identified as Maria Divine Mercy.
[Added April 13] The comings and goings of short-lived companies has characterized Mary Carberry’s professional life for 15 years, long before her first talking-Jesus-picture experience. During that time the Irish ‘seer’ who promotes herself as a “successful business woman” has co-owned 10 companies with her daughter Sarah or husband John that have dissolved. Marketing Ambition [dissolved January 2012] and Ambition Awards [dissolved 2013] ended with judgments registered for bad debts. All were delinquent in filing required annual reports.
A report of these findings has been sent to the Republic of Ireland Office of Revenue.

Successful business woman? Or bankrupt and unemployed?

As noted in “The Million Dollar Caper” posted 14 April, adding to Mary “MDM” Carberry’s business concerns, Trumpet Publishing [Coma Books], ostensibly owned by MDM promoters Breffni Cully [aka ‘Joseph Gabriel’] and German Heinrich Martin Roth, is a month overdue in filing its annual report, even after extending the reporting deadline by three months. The five MDM-related company names – Trumpet, Merdel, Salas, Salvido, Unico – are curiously resurrected names of dissolved companies previously registered in the UK or Ireland. On 4 February Roth claimed in writing [See ‘Martin Roth Speaks'] that he does not profit from ownership and that the companies “really belong” to Mary Carberry, who Roth identified as the Maria Divine Mercy.
The comings and goings of short-lived companies has characterized Mary Carberry’s professional life for 15 years, long before her first talking-Jesus-picture experience. During that time the Irish ‘seer’ who promotes herself as a “successful business woman” has co-owned 10 companies with her daughter Sarah or husband John that have dissolved. Marketing Ambition [dissolved January 2012] and Ambition Awards [dissolved 2013] ended with judgments registered for bad debts. All were delinquent in filing required annual reports.
Mary Carberry’s so-called ‘success’ as a business woman was not sufficient to keep up with monthly house payments. In December 2009, while still a “high flier” and agnostic, and a year away from her first celestial encounter, the Building Society in upscale Malahide near Dublin sought to repossess her home. John and Mary Carberry were $67,000 USD behind on payments on their $1.4 million residence. She and her daughter Sarah remain in the house after Carberry found “legal ways” – words written by Roth – to satisfy the debt. John has left the nest.
Carberry may be unemployed. Carberry’s “award-winning” business, McGovern PR – operated under her maiden name – was a “traded as” name for Ambition Awards that dissolved in 2013. And she is not hanging out at Eighty Twenty PR, a company McGovern PR founded and teamed with in 2009, a year before her first supposed celestial communication. Today a representative of that company claims no association with Mary McGovern. Her LinkedIn webpage – a social media site for business and government professionals – disappeared in recent weeks.
The ‘angel’ and ‘last final prophet’ – titles claimed by Carberry – is associated with only one active company. She is co-director of Future Media Communications Limited, founded by daughter Sarah and son Stephen. After two years of operation, the business reported a negative net worth of €7,500. The company claims on its website to be a digital marketing agency but dismisses online inquirers claiming that the site is being updated – “Check back with us soon.” No active links. No address. No phone number. Sarah’s real work with the company is maintaining a menu-trading forum at ilovecooking.ie.
The notion that the self-proclaimed ‘visionary’ gains credibility by claiming to be a successful business woman becomes a bogus theory in light of her financial distress over 15 years and the maze of short-term businesses with questionable reporting and bad debts.


Dissolved companies co-owned by Mary Carberry with husband John or daughter Sarah, listed in order of dissolution dates. All were in debt and/or delinquent in filing required annual reports/financial statements.

*Teetime Ltd – formed January 2000, dissolved June 2002, 2 years in business
*CultureLink Ltd – formed January 2000, dissolved July 2005, 5 years in business
*Escape Overseas Ltd. – formed November 2000, dissolved July 2005, 4 years in business
*Marbella Property Investments Ltd – formed October 1999, dissolved December 2005, 6 years in business
*Qube Awards Ltd, formed 2009, dissolved February 2010, 1 year in business
*Ambition Communications Group – formed July 2009, dissolved May 2012, 2 years in business
*Marketing Ambition Ltd – formed March 2009, dissolved January 2012, last annual return September 2010, 2 years in business, judgments registered for bad debts
*Digital Training Academy Ireland Ltd – formed in 2010, dissolved January 2013, last annual return March 2011, 3 years in business
*Ambition Awards Ltd – dissolved October 2013, traded as McGovern PR/Online PR, 5 years in business, creditors meeting Aug 2011, judgments registered for bad debts
*Carberry Dress Hire Ltd – formed 2009, “liquidated” August 2013, dissolved November 2013, four years in business, negative net worth of €4,900

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Well, what do you know, here's the only MDM Prophecy that came true

On 13 March 2013, less than 24 hours after the Papal Enclave was convened, Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio, an Argentinean Archbishop, was canonically elevated to the papacy succeeding Pope Benedict XVI who resigned on 28 February 2013, the first modern Pope to ever do so. He became Pope Francis and was presented to the cheering crowds at the Vatican Square on the same day. Three days later, Mary Carberry,  aka Maria Divine Mercy, released this prophecy:

16 March 2013: "The timing of the arrival of the false prophet will coincide with the declaration of wars all over the world. These wars will be triggered instantly and men will cower in fear as the implications become clear. Wars will take root and roll out like storms in the desert, where they will gain momentum and catch all of those who feel that their peace is guaranteed, like a thief in the night."

Everyone, both MDMers and anti-MDMers alike, know that the person referred to in the message as the "false prophet" is none other than the newly elected Pope.  It's now one year after the release of this message and the Pope has already celebrated his first anniversary in the office. We have to wonder what wars have been declared that Mary Carberry was referring to.

Reviewing the March 2013 message could send chills up and down the spine of the ignorant and the gullible who must have considered Dan Brown's popular novels as gospel truth as well.  We made a little Google search on "Wars on March 2013."  And we were amazed at the number of wars that occurred on that month alone. Right in the privacy of one's home on a global scale.

So what wars were launched or declared "all over the world" coinciding with the "timing of the arrival of the false prophet?"  Here's a list one can consider as the profound fulfillment of her "prophecy" about wars in March 2013:

(1) On March 12, Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior was released on several gaming platforms that included the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PS Vita.  On the same day, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm was released on Windows and Mac OSX.

(2) On March 13, God of War: Ascension was released on Sony PS3.  This is the 7th installment in the God of War series and is the prequal to the entire franchise.

(3) On March 18, the LEGO Star Wars Special, a 21-minute animated Darth Maul take, was released on DVD.

(4) On March 19, Gears of War: Judgement was released on the Xbox 360.

(5) On March 26, Army of Two: Devil's Cartel was released on the Xbox 360 and PS3.  On the same day, the latest hack on Tribal Wars 2 was released.

Whew!!!! So many wars happening alright.  All of them occurring around the world within the month of Pope Francis becoming the 266th Vicar of Christ on earth.  March 2013 was a bounty for video game lovers. Turns out the wars predicted by Mary Carberry would occur in their TV screens and gaming consoles. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Maria Divine Mercy's Problematic Medal of Salvation

By PocketSketch

Mary McGovern has attempted a justification for the two swords of salvation on her medal, in lieu of the traditional one sword Catholics are familiar with. According to her:

“The Swords of Salvation will have a dual purpose. The First Sword will slay the Beast and I have been given the authority to do this on the Final Day. The other sword will pierce the heart of the most hardened sinners and will be the Sword by which their souls will be saved.”

The first sword is all wrong as it directly contradicts the book of Revelation on three points.

1. Our Blessed Mother has been given authority to slay the Beast? with a sword, no less? This is not only ridiculous it heralds another glaring contradiction with the Bible. According to Genesis 3:15, God’s promise was that her heel, not a sword, would crush the skull of the Serpent. 

Doubtless, some will argue she never said that. Oh, yes she did. Here is the direct quotation from the Warning Second Coming website:

“My image is to be created and a Medal struck where, on one side, I am to be placed with the sun behind my head and where twelve stars woven into a crown of thorns sits on my head. On the reverse side I wish to depict the Sacred Heart of my Son with the Two Swords of Salvation, which are to be crossed on either side.”

Everyone knows this is Our Lady as described in Revelation 12. Read what she said again, 

“The First Sword will slay the Beast and I have been given the authority to do this on the Final Day.”

2. Still some may argue, the “seer” means another sword. O.K. Perhaps she was alluding to the sword in McGovern’s favorite book? Revelation. No. There the sword of Our Saviour is described as coming “out of His mouth.” (Rev.19: 15) Therefore it is not a sword for slaying as much as it is a symbol. According to Pope Benedict XVI the double-edged sword of the Lord is a symbol for the penetrating power of God’s Word.

3. MDMer’s remain unconvinced. Jesus or His mother will surely “slay the Beast”just as their prophet has promised. Wrong again. What does Sacred Scripture really say? The beast and the false prophet will be captured and “thrown ALIVE into the fiery pool burning with sulphur.” (Rev.19:20) Doesn’t look like either one will “slay the Beast.”

All the confusion about who is going to slay whom matters not. The truth is what Pope Benedict has already taught: the sword is a symbol for penetrating power of the Word of God. As there is only one Word of God that went forth from the Father, His only Son, it follows, that there should only be only one Sword of Salvation.

Now to address the second Sword of Salvation which promises to pierce the hearts of hardened sinners. “By the power of these medals, souls are inexplicably compelled to run towards God.” [Jan.21/14] That promise, directly contradicts public Divine revelation on two points.

1. During the presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Simeon told Our Blessed Mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” (Lk.2:34-35) It is Mary’s heart which was pierced every time her Son was rejected during His public ministry and, most especially, when she witnessed the piercing of His Sacred Heart on the Cross. Here again, it was one strike at His Heart, not two.

2. At Mount Sinai, in Exodus 17, God commanded Moses to strike the rock from which life giving waters would flow to quench the thirst the Israelites. This miracle of the rock prefigured the Passion of Our Saviour on the Cross where He was struck to bring forth fountains of living waters for the People of the New Covenant. The command again was to strike once the rock. St. Paul would identify the Rock as Christ in 1 Corinthians 10:4. 

Let’s face it. There simply is no precedence, either in the Old or the New Testaments, for two swords of salvation. Incontrovertibly, it is not the hearts of sinners that will be pierced by a sword, as McGovern has said but it happened just as Simeon had prophesied. Our Lord’s heart and thereby His mother’s, was pierced by one sword. 

Finally, we move from Scripture to protest her doctrinal error. “The other sword will pierce the heart of the most hardened sinners and will be the Sword by which their souls will be saved.It is by grace we are saved not by these invented “swords of salvation.” Our Saviour decreed the Church to be the ordinary means of salvation and He isn’t about to replace His divine institution with a trinket. A trinket which bears the stamp of the sworn enemies of the Church: Freemasonry. A talisman which bears more resemblance to a Tarot card* than traditional Catholic iconography. 

In conclusion, a reminder from the Council of Trent: “Faith is the beginning of man's salvation, the foundation and root of all justification, without which it is impossible to please God and attain to the fellowship of His children.” Whenever Catholics allow their faith to be corroded and replaced with the secret knowledge of Mary McGovern’s mysteries, they recklessly endanger their gift of faith. 

McGovern doesn’t offer a new beginning of salvation; just the opposite, her faithful followers will come to a bitter end. Maria Divine Mercy is nothing more than a self-appointed high priestess. Do not make the mistake of accepting her medal. Do not take a viper to your breast.

* The “two of swords” is from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. It features a woman, seated and holding two crossed swords. The Rider-Waite tarot deck is one of the most popular Tarot decks in use today in the English speaking world. Arthur Edward Waite, the co-creator was a British mystic who wrote extensively on the occult, divination, Freemasonry, Kabbalah and ceremonial magic. He was a Freemason too. For further reading find article on “Two of Swords” at Wikipedia.