And We Might Go There
Father Marcel Nault – Feast of
Fr. Marcel Nault’s talk at the Fatima Bishops Conference.
I am invited to preach, I remember the words of
preach everywhere the message of Our Lady of Fatima. What will I preach? I
preach what I think is the most important. I preach what is
the most important teachings of Our Lord Jesus and when Jesus
Some people say it is better to preach on Heaven. I believe that the more a person meditates on that truth which we call Hell, the more that meditation produces many fruits of conversion.
Benedict, the founder of the Benedictines, was in
do you think
Pope Pius IX, who gave us the Roman Catholic Dogma on the Immaculate Conception; Pope Pius IX, who has given us the Syllabus, used to preach and ask preachers to please, please, preach more often on Hell.
thought of Hell makes saints. Curiously, saints are afraid to go to Hell. The Curé of Ars was afraid to go to
Hell. St. Therese of the Infant Jesus was afraid to go to Hell. Saint Simon Stock,
the Superior General of the
Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, appeared to Saint Simon Stock and told him: Don't be afraid anymore, I'm giving you Carmelites a special vestment; all those who will die wearing that vestment will not go to Hell.
I wear the Brown Scapular inside my vestment, and I have another one in my pocket because I never know when people will ask me to preach, and when I preach, I preach the Holy Rosary and the Brown Scapular.
Mary said, "Through the Rosary and Scapular I will save the world."
One cannot specialize and preach everything, but the Lord Jesus invited me to preach on Hell. A monsignor said to me, "Marcel, don't preach on Hell. People don't like that, you scare them." And in a very friendly way that Monsignor said to me, "Marcel, I have never preached on Hell and look at the position I have. I will never preach on Hell."
a long silence, I looked him in the eye and said, "Monsignor, you are on
the road to Hell for all eternity. You
preach, Monsignor, to please the crowd, instead of preaching to please
When God sent prophets in the Old Testament, it was to remind the people to come back to the truth, to come back to holiness. Jesus came, Jesus preached. He sent His Apostles into the world to preach the Holy Gospel.
The serpent came and spread his poisons of heresy, and the Lord Jesus decided to send His Beloved Mother, the Queen of Prophets, to earth to destroy heresies. And it is written by the Fathers of the Church that the Mother of God is the hammer of all heresies.
July 13, 1917, Mary came to
That hole, says Lucy, was like a sea of fire in which she saw the forms of humans, men and women, shouting and crying in despair. And she saw demons in the forms of ugly animals. The vision was so horrible that the children feared that they would die from fright.
And Mary said to the three children, "You have seen Hell where the souls of poor sinners go."
Each time you say the Rosary, my children, do say after each decade,
"O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy Marcy."
You Excellencies, Cardinals and we priests, when we come to the judgment, Jesus will ask one question. "I made you a priest, a bishop, a cardinal, a pope. How many souls have you saved? How many souls have you saved from Hell?"
The Curé of Ars saved more than 85,000 sinners. How many souls have we saved? When you read the Fathers of the Church, the Doctors of the Church, the Saints, you are struck by one thing: they all preach the Holy gospel of Jesus; Heaven, Purgatory, and they never fail to preach on the Roman Catholic Dogma of Hell.
the Fathers of the Church, the Doctors of the Church, all those priests, magnificent apostles of Jesus
don't want to criticize the bishops, but it is sad for me to say that in my
thirty years of priesthood I have never heard a bishop, my bishops or any other
bishop, preach on the Roman Catholic Dogma of Hell. I suppose in
Preach to save souls not to please.
many dioceses I have often heard bishops recite the Rosary, but they decline to
add the little
We are not there preaching to please the crowd but to save souls, to prevent them from going to Hell for all eternity. And I think the little prayer of Our Lady of Fatima given to the children on July 13, 1917, is more powerful and more pleasing to God than any kind of meditation. The meditations that we priests write down and pronounce, they might be nice, but after each decade do you know a meditation more powerful, more holy than the prayer given by Our Lady of Fatima? Please, after each decade, do recite it.
I preach often on Hell. My friends, you have received your catechism, you have received your gifts from God. For me, Jesus wants me, Jesus asks me, Jesus begs me, Our Lady of Fatima begs me to preach Hell.
There are many revelations that we can read in the holy books and some souls in Hell have spoken, given the privilege by God, to help us in our faith. And those souls in Hell say, "We could accept to be in Hell a thousand years. We could accept to be in Hell a million years, if we knew that one day we would leave Hell."
But no, my friends, we must meditate, not only on the pre-destination of seeing God in Heaven, we must also meditate on the eternity of Hell. I heard a priest in the charismatic conference with about 10,000 laypeople and 300 priests present. He was preaching, "My friends, God is love, God is mercy and you will see His Infinite Mercy at the end of the world, delivering souls from Hell."
What heresy! Yet his bishop did not remove his faculties, and he was allowed to continue to preach such heresy. With our little human intelligence we make a little "philosophic reasoning". God is love, God is our Father. How can a loving Father take His little Peter and throw him in to the furnace of Hell? Why that would be an insult to God, Who is love.
How many times have you heard that hypocrisy? My friends, Hell exists. Hell is eternal. I can go into Hell. You can go into Hell. And if God had called me to my eternal reward some years ago, I would have gone to Hell for all eternity, weeping, crying. Not for a million years, not for a thousand million years, but for eternity.
And in gratitude to the Most Holy Trinity, to Our Blessed Mother, I go to Confession every week, I recite my 15 Mysteries of the Rosary every day, my breviary, I wear my Brown Scapular, and I preach the Rosary and the Brown Scapular to everyone. I preach to bishops like I preach to everyone because bishops too have a soul to be saved.
The Lord Jesus has chosen us among men to make us priests for one reason, to offer sacrifice to the Almighty Father and save souls from Hell. When I preach at parish retreats, I always end with the preaching on Hell.
Devotion to the Rosary is a great sign of pre-destination
I am not holy but I pray my Rosary, I wear my Scapular, I say my breviary, seven days a week. I say my Mass every day, I go to confession every week and I hope (I'm not sure, nobody is sure) to go to Heaven.
Nobody is sure unless they have a private revelation from God. Why not take all insurance Our Lady of Fatima has given us: "Devotion to My Rosary is a great sign of pre-destination."
She has given us another insurance, "that anyone dying in this habit [the Brown Scapular] shall not suffer eternal fire."
only one bishop among you would come to
If only you would do this, you will be doing the greatest act of charity of your priesthood, of your episcopal apostolate.
Preach Hell and Jesus will bless you, Jesus will forgive you your weakness, Jesus will forgive your sins if you do preach Hell. By preaching Hell, you are making a terrific act of charity because those that will hear you, they will believe, they will change their lives and they will go to Confession.
Saints go to confession, Saints go to confession! And those that go to confession frequently become Saints.
Please pass this article on to others. Distribute this brochure at your church, among friends and strangers. Everyone should have a chance to read this most important message.
Oh my Jesus forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell.
Lead all souls to heaven especially those most in need of Thy mercy.