Words of wisdom given with love


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Swami's New Chapel of St. Seraphim

Swami Vishwananda has inaugurated a new Christian chapel at his ashram, Shree Peetha Nilaya. The chapel is dedicated to St. Seraphim (l866-1949).

A book that Gurudev recommends reading about the saint is entitled: “Life – Miracles – Prophecies of Saint SERAPHIM of Viritsa”.

From the Counsels of Fr. Seraphim
“… Even in the most difficult times, he who will occupy himself diligently with the Jesus prayer, ascending with the frequent invocation of the name of the Son of God in ceaseless prayer will be able to easily be saved.

“… There will come a time when not the persecutions but the money and the goods of this world will take people far from God. And many more souls will be lost than in the time of the persecutions. On the one hand, they will be putting gold on the domes and will put the crosses on them and on the other hand, everywhere evil and falsehood will reign. The true Church always will be persecuted. They who want to be saved will be saved with illnesses and afflictions. The way in which the persecutions will occur will be very sly and it will be very difficult for one to foresee the persecutions. Dreadful will be that time; I pity those who will be living then.”

“… There will come a time when corruption and lewdness among the youth will reach the utmost point. There will hardly be any virgin youth left. They will see their lack of punishment and will think that everything is allowable for them to satisfy their desires. God will call them, however, and they will realize that it will not be possible for them to continue such a life and with various ways; they will be led to God. In many there will be a tendency towards the ascetic life. They who formerly were sinners and alcoholics will fill the churches and they will feel great thirst for the spiritual life. Many will become monastics. The monasteries will open and the churches will be full of believers. The young will go on pilgrimages to the holy lands. That time will be beautiful. That today they are sinning greatly, will lead them to a deeper repentance.

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