The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is one of my favorite books. I find myself recommending it and referring back to it over and over again! Now more then ever Catholic’s need to stay focused on Christ and His Kingdom! Father Charles Arminjon clearly states Catholic End Times teaching, and explains how Christ casts Light on all the darkness.
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I actually had another post planned for today. An adorable and easy sewing tutorial for a draw string bag. Useful and fun for summer, we have been giving them out as gifts! In fact, that post is fully written and ready to post! All I had to do was upload the pictures. When what do you know, my memory card containing the photos needed for today’s post goes missing!
All day I was searching for that memory card thinking once I found it I could get that published and you could start customizing your draw string bags! Nighttime came, the children were asleep and we searched high and low. We searched the whole house! No memory card in sight. I started thinking I was going to write an entirely new post, or take pictures, all in a few hours before bed!
That’s when I realized I needed to seek what the Lord wanted me to post today, if anything. Sewing posts are not bad by any means, and I hope to have this one out soon. They are part of home making, and that is beautiful! However it wasn’t meant for today!
Oddly enough, just like we have been giving out handmade draw string bags as gifts, there is something else even more special I find myself wanting to share with everyone! The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life by Father Charles Arminjon. I’m not joking! I love to talk about this book. I have gifted it to friends, it’s going to our doctor, I’m even ordering a stash just to have on hand!
About Father Charles Arminjon
This priest lived from 1824-1885 in the French Alps. He was a professor and a preacher, who had a gift for deepening the faith of those who listened to him. The book was written, known, and then disappeared for over a century before becoming well known again.
St. Therese of Lisieux Loved This Catholic End Times Book
When I first was recommended this book from a friend, I was a little unsure. We have to guard our hearts and minds of what we take in. I know this to be true about myself in many ways! If I read or see something, even if I know it to be false, it stays with me. When given the choice I prefer to fill my mind with good solid resources that I can be confident in. Learning that St. Therese loved this book gave me confidence in a book and author that was entirely new to me.
St. Therese stated in her autobiography “Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life,”. Wow! That was enough for me to want to read it for myself. She goes on to say “The impression I received from it is too sweet to express. All the great truths of religion and the mysteries of eternity plunged into my soul a happiness not of this earth.” and I agree with her. If we could keep the truths presented in this book at the forefront of my mind despite all the madness going on around us, the happiness not of this earth would reign in our hearts.
The End of the Present World
And the Mysteries of the Future Life
I’ll start off by saying I really enjoy reading. Not everyone does! Reading from a solid book for me is like a really good discussion that I can’t get in the way of! Haha! It is wonderful to be able to go back and reread parts that stand out, or just sit with a line or two for a while and wonder about them, or commit them to memory.
With that said I do think, although some might consider this a longer book at 336 pages, that this is a smoother read. I tried to read the City of God by St. Augustine and I don’t think I’ve made it past Book 12. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not finished with it, and it is awesome but I do find it to be a more difficult read and I have to put it down and pick it up again.
In The End of the Present World Father does a great job of speaking clearly, and my favorite part, the entire book is based on Scripture and Tradition. As I said earlier I am always skeptical of what I let in, and especially with Catholic end times prophecies! I was beyond excited that this book did not account for private revelations or opinions. Not that those things are necessarily bad! However, just the basics was a very good place to start!
The History, What Must Happen, and What is to Come
Based on Scripture and Tradition father details as much as possible the man of sin, what the world stage will look like, and what will happen before Jesus returns. He does all this while instilling a great sense of hope and joy. This is uneasy stuff, but the peace of Christ is present and that is so important. We aren’t called to live in fear, quite the opposite!
In 2 Timothy 1:7 DRB we read, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety.”
Father Arminjon discusses in detail the signs that will happen before the world ends, the antichrist as a person and how to know who it is, the judgment, the after life, and how to avoid deception.
This book is written in such a way to touch your heart, and cast out fear, and help you to discern the signs of the times. That is important! We want to be solid in our faith so that we can keep our eyes on Christ and not be swept away like when scripture says in Luke 17:23 “And if they say to you, See, it is there! or, It is here! do not go away, or go after them.”.
Who Should Read this Catholic End Times Book?
Everyone! Seriously! Especially all Catholics, and especially if you have been looking at the world and thinking is Jesus coming back soon!? I have found this book to be excellent and inspiring. Wether you are simply curious to the beliefs concerning Catholic end times, or you are trying to discern world events, this book is for you. Read the signs of the times with scripture and tradition as your foundation!
Be sure to purchase The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, a beloved book of The Little Flower, me, and hopefully you too!
What part of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life stood out to you the most? Let us know in the comments below!
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