Just four days after the Total Eclipse traversing the USA, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, late on August 25th into the morning of August 26th. This storm wreaked havoc by destroying almost everything in its path .

 It was the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, killing at least 17 people and forcing 30,000 people to flee to emergency shelters.

Hurricane Harvey is "almost certain" to be at least the third worst storm in U.S. history when it comes to damage costs. The current estimate ranges from $48 billion to $75 billion, with an average of $57 billion.

Hurrican Harvey caused flooding across 234 square miles (600 sq km)of Harris County and 51 square miles (132 sq km) of Galveston County, about one-eighth of each county's land area.

Here is a chart showing costliest storms. Note that they all occurred within the last 30 years!:



What can we learn from this and what significance, if any, does this have for us as Americans and also for citizens of the  God's kingdom on earth: Christendom or aka His Church and also for  all of society as well?  Could Hurricane Harvey been a punishment for sins committed against God?

I will not go into how the USA has sinned against God in the way of blasphemy as I am sure it is quite evident to all.  One needs only to turn on the TV or walk down the street and witness offenses against the First and Second Commandment!

And now Hurricane Irma....

However, we may want to look to the past to find the answer . One case in history has a coincidental date of August 26th that may give one answer to why these natural disasters are occurring in greater frequency and intensity....it will also suggest a remedy - devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus!!!


On August 26th 1843 Sr. Marie St Peter who resided in a Carmelite Monastery in Tours, France, had a vision in which our Lord spoke to her she been particularly upset by a recent storm where she felt that the justice of God was raging against nature due to the sins of mankind. As I do not believe one can explain this historical event any better than this good sister the following passages are taken right from the book: "The Golden Arrow"  (pg. 112-115) for us to meditate on perhaps why hurricane Harvey made landfall at Corpus Christi.

 I personally believe that God is speaking to us and that He is expressing His anger for the sins of blasphemy and the sins against keeping holy the Lord's Day. We, as Christians, have lost the sense of sin and additionally I believe,we've lost the sense of the sacred and God is calling us back to travel the correct and narrow Road To Heaven. It is your choice to agree or disagree and then do something about it!

Revelation of August 26th, 1843

Sister Mary St Peter receives the first revelation concerning the sins of blasphemy. To atone for this outrageous crime, the Savior inspires the nun to recite off in a prayer of praise to the Holy Name Of God which he dictated entitled

"The Golden Arrow."

On August 23rd, 1843, (the day after the Feast of St Louis the Crusader against blasphemy), there was a terrible storm during which I felt the justice of an angry God as I had never before felt in my life. Kneeling, so that my forehead touched the ground, I ceaselessly offered our Savior, Jesus Christ to His Eternal Father, for the expiation of my sins for the needs of the Holy Church.

Since one of the nuns in our Convent experienced on that day the same emotion as I did, when the hour for evening prayer arrived, I place myself in spirit at the foot of the cross, and approaching our Lord familiarly, I spoke to Him about the incident of the storm. After that I asked him to tell me the reason why I felt so strongly on that day the roused anger of His Eternal Father.

Although recently I had experienced much aridity in prayer, now as soon as I addressed our Savior , He at once relaxed His Manner toward me and said:

My daughter, I have heard your sighs and your groans, and I have also witnessed your ardent desire to glorify Me, which desires not to spring from yourself, for it is I who have given a birth in your soul.

Then Gathering the powers of my soul, our Lord open His heart to me and said:

My name is everywhere blasphemed! There are even children who blaspheme!

He then made me see that this frightful sin wounds His Divine Heart more grievously than all the other sins, showing me how by blasphemy the sinner curses Him to His Face, attacks Him publicly, nullifies His Redemption, and pronounces his own judgment and condemnation.

Our Lord then made me visualize the act of blasphemy as a poisoned arrow continually wounding His Divine Heart . After that He revealed to me that He wanted to give me a "Golden Arrow" which would have the power of wounding Him delightfully and which would also heal those other wounds inflicted by the malice of sinners.

The following is the formula of the "Golden Arrow" which is an Act of Praise that our Lord himself dictated to me, notwithstanding my unworthiness, for the reparation of blasphemy against His Holy Name.


The Golden Arrow prayer
May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible  and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on Earth and in the hells, by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.
Since I felt somewhat astonished at the words which are Lord used when he said to me "in the hells," He maybe understand that His Justice was also glorified there. I furthermore beg that notice be taken of this that our Lord did not say to me "in hell" (dans l'enfer), but He said "in the hells" (dans les enfers),which can be understood to include also Purgatory where He loved and glorified by His suffering souls. Then too, the word "hell" applies not only to the abode of the reprobate, for the faith teaches us that our Lord Himself, after his death, descended into hell, which was the place where the souls of the just awaited Him. Besides, does not Holy Church pray her Divine Spouse to deliver the souls of Her children from the gates of hell? A porta inferni, erui Domine, animas eorum (Office of the Dead).
After Lord finish dictating this prayer which He called the "Golden Arrow,"  He added a warning:
"Be careful to utilize this grace because I shall demand an account of it from you," and at that moment I believe I saw streaming from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, delightfully wounded by this "Golden Arrow," torrents of graces for the conversion of sinners. This vision encouraged me to address Our Savior as follows, "My Lord, are you then giving me the charge of blasphemers?"  But it was not then the will of the Savior to disclose anything further to me on this subject.
After that, reflecting that God must indeed be angered because of the blasphemies of which men were guilty, yet at the same time feeling my weakness, and fearing also the demon, I begged the Blessed Virgin to take charge of the mission which Her Divine Son entrusted to me.
Ever since this revelation on the "Golden Arrow" I have felt myself completely changed, and wholly occupied and glorifying the Most Holy Name of God. In addition to the "Golden Arrow", our Lord also inspired me to compose a little exercise of Reparation in the form of 24 Acts of Adoration to atone for the blasphemies uttered each hour of the day. Our Lord later had the goodness to reveal to me that this exercise of Reparation which I performed was agreeable to Him and that He desired this Devotion to be spread everywhere. The Savior then made me share His own ardent longing to see the Name of His Eternal Father glorified. He further made me understand that just as the Angels sing, Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, without ceasing, so must I apply myself to glorifying His Holy Name. By doing this, He assured me that I would fulfill the command which He had given me a short while ago when He told me to honor his Sacred Heart and also the heart of His Most Holy Mother for those two hearts were continually being wounded by blasphemy.
In addition, He also made me comprehend that this devotion would not hinder me from honoring Him in His Mysteries as I was accustomed to do, because in all the Mysteries of His life, His heart has ever suffered from this crime of blasphemy.
I again forcibly understood, however, that the more agreeable anything is to God, the more bitter does the demon try to make it so that the soul may become discouraged, but that such obstacles only increase our merit if we are faithful and if we persevere to the end. Our Lord gave me all these instructions in order to sustain me in the trials which I would suffer from Satan on account of this  Work of Reparation. In fact, Our Savior tell me that Satan would do all in his power to crush and annihilate this Work but that all is efforts would prove in vain."
And so let us take up the Work of Reparation as Our Lord desired over 174 yrs ago!
to be continued....