“…a time to keep silence, and a time to speak…” (Ecclesiastes 3:7)

Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)

Grace and peace to you as I begin this writing on the Solemnity of Annunciation, the feast day of Our Lady’s Fiat!

Here are a few of my thoughts on the sudden decision to suspend my Pelianito blog.

Under obedience to my spiritual director, a holy priest who has known me for 10 years and is very familiar with my writings, and out of respect for what was communicated to me about what the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said about my Pelianito blog, I did what I felt was necessary and suspended my blog until such time as, under obedience, I may be able to bring it back online.

I am at peace. My spiritual director has told me before, “Don’t make it happen. Let it happen.” Even if the evil one is behind this, God allowed it, for His glorious triumph. If God wants to defend me he will, and I will wait for that. God may yet decide to bring my blog back online. Whatever happens I must remain docile to the Spirit and detached from the results. So—fiat!

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’ (Is 6:8)

Back in 1997, when I first began hearing the Lord speaking to my heart, I felt him give me the name Pelianito, which he revealed to me means “sent”. Since 2003, my Pelianito Journal Blog, has been online in one form or another. It started with the messages being “sent” as a weekly mailout and grew from there. For me it was never about how many visitors or views or subscribers there were, but about fulfilling the will of God for my life. For the first few years it was mostly people who knew me personally reading the messages. Eventually, more people found the blog, thanks in no small part to a mention by Mark Mallett, whom I have come to know as a dear spiritual brother and friend. Being a Catholic blogger—especially in the prophetic landscape—has unique challenges. I am glad he was there.

I have also been greatly edified by those who visited or commented on my blog. Many times, when a message would not really speak to anything I was going through, someone would comment that it was exactly what they needed to hear. These were powerful confirmations that it was God’s work, not mine. Others wrote to encourage me at just the right time or to discuss spiritual matters. We were blessed in each other, thanks be to God!

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

But…things change. They always do. I see the hand of God in this change. I find the Holy Spirit often teaches in themes, and the theme of silence has been coming to me from various sources recently, always a reason to take notice. In response, a few months ago, I wrote an article for my Joy of Penance blog, titled Silence, which I invite you to read if you wish. Just recently, someone brought to my attention the book, “The Power of Silence” by African Cardinal Sarah. (Click here to read a review.) And you may remember, a few of my posts over the years have spoken of “a silence and a stillness” coming to the church. Jesus in the tomb.

I keep thinking of Mark’s blog post titled, The Age of Ministries is Ending. Certainly, signs abound these days, such as the recent sudden deaths of Fr. Robert Young and Anthony Mullen, strong voices, men God was using in a powerful way to spread his most urgent messages for our time. And whatever you may think about Charlie Johnston, his love of the Church cannot be doubted. His voice too has been largely silenced. Now this event with my blog has been just as sudden. Could it be that we are being prepared for that deeper silence of Christ in the tomb? Let us take heed and ponder. If we learn our lessons well, we will know how to respond when the time comes. Listen to the voices that are left while you can.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. (Cor 13:8)

I feel as if I have been prepared for this moment. There was a strong theme of surrender in my writings, and you may remember that I posted Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo’s Novena of Surrender to the Will of God. I have prayed the novena numerous times over the years, and for some months now, each morning and evening I repeat 10 times: “Jesus I surrender myself to you, take care of everything. I love you and I thank you with your own Divine Will.” For each repetition, in place of the word “love” I use “adore”, “bless”, “console”, “glorify & honor”, “kiss”, “praise”, “supplicate”, “trust”, or “worship”. I put them in alphabetical order so they are easier to remember and even know which finger belongs to which one. I have often said, “Pray it till you mean it!” I took my own advice on this one and I’m glad I did!

A few years ago, during the night I felt the Lord’s presence and saw an image. It was like multi-colored pieces shifting and overlapping. The image seemed to have no order to it. It was very chaotic and hard to figure out. These words came to me: “Things will happen in rapid succession.” In the image it seemed like things were happening all over the place that were seemingly unconnected, but really, they were all connected in the big picture. Still, I could not make sense of it. Kind of like a living, moving, “crazy quilt”.

Even in the dream, I had the feeling that even though things appeared chaotic to me, even though I could not make sense of them, that God certainly could, that indeed, God’s plan always looks like this to us. We just don’t get it. The good news is that we don’t have to understand. We just have to do what God puts in front of us every day, and trust in him for everything.

A good guess would be that Jesus is taking away all that we cling to so that we can cling only to him, knowing that when we have him we have everything. Like a child’s weaning, at first there is a lot of crying, then we realize that what is happening is right and good and necessary for our spiritual growth. Then let us cling to Jesus with both hands and trust that all shall indeed be well.

When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (Rev. 8:1)

Silence does not mean inactivity nor acquiescence to the status quo. It means going deeper and becoming a conduit of the Divine Silence, the power of God, which contains all fullness, and holding every word you do speak captive to Christ. While there is little we know for certain about the earthly life of the Blessed Mother, I think we can surmise that she was always deliberate, mindful, and intentional in thought, word, and deed. Let us imitate her. (See also this article On Being Deliberate.)

The world is in great need of conduits of the Divine Power, which can only come through prayer, meditation, Scripture, sacraments, and not least, obedience to proper authority. Think of the contemplatives who, as I have said before, are the ones keeping this planet from spinning out of orbit!

If this silence is indeed a sign of the times, we can be comforted in knowing that God is on the march and is set to put an end to this wicked age. Whatever that entails, let us give God our clear and firm FIAT!

Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything. I love you and I thank you with your own Divine Will. Fiat!

“And, therefore, my own good daughter, do not let your mind be troubled over anything that shall happen to me in this world. Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best.” ―St. Thomas More

I leave you with the Antiphons for this past Tuesday’s Office of Readings from the Liturgy of the Hours:

Antiphon 1 – Surrender to God, and he will do everything for you. Alleluia.

Antiphon 2 – Turn away from evil and learn to do God’s will’ the Lord will strengthen you if you obey him. Alleluia.

Antiphon 3 – Wait for the Lord to lead, then follow in his way. Alleluia.

Amen. Fiat!

 

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22 responses

  1. Thank you, Janet! This is so beautiful & another confirmation for me.
    Recently, Mark Mallett included in one of his blogs a prophecy that was given to Ralph Martin (a great leader in Charismatic renewal) in Rome, 1975. This part (below) really spoke to me, especially because of losing Fr. Robert, but also about our cenacle: Jesus said:
    “Supports that are there for my people now will not be there. I want you to be prepared, My people, to know only Me and to cleave to Me and to have Me in a way deeper than ever before.
    I will lead you into the desert… I will strip you of everything that you are depending on now, so you depend just on Me.”
    The Lord has been teaching many of us detachment in many forms. And I believe He is calling us to go deeper into Him – deeper into His Will. And it seems He wants us to proceed- for a while- on our own, learning to depend just on Him. Spending quality quiet time with Him, in prayer & reading His words given to Luisa. Fiat, my Lord! My heart is with you, dear sister!

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    • So true Carol. God always starts with his Church, it seems. When the pedophilia scandals broke it started with the Church, then spread from there. Perhaps he is doing so again with the silence. We are being prepared for a greater silence to come, a silence that will be infinitely easier to bear if we have learned how to lean only on Him. Fiat!

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  2. Hi Janet, I am finding these times to be full of confusion and uncertainty and I was very sad to hear this. Although I haven’t responded in writing for a very long time, I have continued to read your posts. Many times they were just what I needed to hear or confirmed what I needed confirmed. Often you were a spiritual sister when I felt alone and one who always directed me towards trusting in Christ. Thank you. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as the Lord complete’s His will in you. Blessed be God! Alleluia!

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  3. Ever since I began following these inspirations, I felt I was walking right next to you Peli, on the road with our Lord. We are all so grateful for the Spiritual direction we have received from our Beloved Savior through you. You are loved. ❤️

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  4. God Bless You and Holy Spirit guide You Always. Thank You!

    On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 12:44 PM The Joy of Penance wrote:

    > Janet Klasson posted: “Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in > her heart. (Luke 2:19) Grace and peace to you as I begin this writing on > the Solemnity of Annunciation, the feast day of Our Lady’s Fiat! Here are a > few of my thoughts on the sudden decision to suspend” >

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  5. There are several great examples of silence in scripture we should contemplate, St Joseph, the great protector of the church is completely silent in scripture and Jesus when brought before his accusers and questioned limited what he said. At times of persecution or strife silence is often the right answer.

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    • Yes and also there was silence in heaven after the 7th seal was opened. An excerpt from my Silence article referenced above:
      >>Silence in Scripture often denotes reverence, awe, and a waiting that speaks louder than a trumpet blast. “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.” (Revelation 8:1)<<

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  6. Thank you so much for this Janet. I’m one of the people your blog has helped. Your posts last year in the advent season, and especially during December, prepared me for a very rough journey that lay ahead of me at the beginning of this year. But the messages you received and communicated helped me cling to trust and hope, even in the midst of all the chaos and evil that was reigning around me in my life at the time. I’m sure God has a purpose for this “silencing” of your Pelianto blog, even if we can’t see it now.

    May God’s blessings follow you wherever you go. ❤

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    • Bless you Kasani. Just cling to Jesus! He is our hope and our joy! I have taken to carrying around with me a picture of Jesus. It is an image of his holy face based on the Shroud. I keep it with my phone. It reminds me to include him in my every act, thought, struggle and joy. As I pick it up I say, Come with me please. I am amazed at what a blessing it is. So yes, cling to Jesus–literally!

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  7. I have found your writing so deep, so true, so comforting and instructive. Like you, so many voices I am attuned with are going silent: Fr Robert Young, Anthony Mullen, Fr. John Brown, Charlie Johnson . . . now you. I will miss you. I wasn’t aware of difficulties you are having but, like you, we are called deeper into His Will. FIAT. But, my still human heart is grateful and feels sad to see you go (for now).

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  8. Dear Janet,
    I have read your Pelianito blog, on and off, for years. I have never commented.
    Often, and especially recently, I have found myself saying, “Wow! This prayer is amazing and just what I need.” Then I would copy the prayer, and I pray some of the prayers on a daily basis now.
    The Holy Spirit has been so clearly using you. I never considered your blog posts controversial because they were rarely even remotely political, nor were they dated “predictions.”
    Indeed, in all the sensationalism, politics, and wild prophecy on the internet, your blog was always a quiet, deeply nourishing oasis for my soul.
    That’s why I am absolutely shocked that this has happened. If you had been silenced, I would have expected it to come from the government (Canadian, U.S., or even global governance.)
    But from the Church? For the first time, I am really wondering what is happening in our Church.
    Thank you for what you have shared with us, thank God I made copies of many of those prayers, and may God be with us all in whatever lies ahead.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Herman. The line was that the writings “do not always reflect authentic Catholic teaching”. This could be things like, the word “Gloriana”, which the Lord revealed to me as “the perfect unity of heaven”. Or some element of prophecy that have to do with a coming time of great trial. It could be the “Era of Peace” or other Divine Will teachings which are not fully approved. I don’t have any specifics, just guesses. However, the fact that this was communicated through the CDF caused my spiritual director and me to decide to suspend the blog, at least temporarily. I did not even know my writings had been submitted! Fiat!

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    • Also, there is a vast quantity of private revelation these days. I think the Vatican has to exercise extreme caution as often it is found to be inauthentic. Those safeguards are there for us, the faithful so as not to be led astray by “all kinds of strange teachings.” Stay in the Barque of Peter and all shall be well.

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  9. Understand what you are saying, Janet. I fin myself frequently saying: Be still and know that God is God…and you are not. yea, Hush.
    BTW,thanks for the treasure trove of e-mails [the dump!]

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