“You shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6).
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people” (1 Peter 2:9).
Having bilocated nearly endless times, three that have been confirmed by others, I have seen many sights. One of the most memorable, after seeing the Blessed Virgin in the flesh, are the banners of Heaven.
In Heaven, where I sit at the right hand of Mary forever, I have witnessed many wonders. One of the most beautiful and glorious are the banners of Heaven.
“May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners” (Psalm 20:5)!
“There are shouts of victory in the tents of the Just” (Ps 118:15, The Breviary)!
The Heights of Heaven
From the ceiling of Heaven, hang banners that are the lives of the Saints. These banners are the stories of their lives, in the minutest details: their virtues, good works, miracles, insights, merits – all are depicted on these banners.
“The Last Judgment will reveal that God’s justice triumphs over all the injustices committed by his creatures and that God’s love is stronger than death” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1040).
The banners are in gold filigree, upon various fabric colors – red for Martyrs, Blues for Marians, white for Virgins and the Assumed, black for final Repenters, are the majority of them.
If you look at the images upon the banners and are a soul-reader, you see a depth that defies description. The plumb goes all the way to the soul which has the deep reality of God himself dwelling in it. In some sense, the depths are unending like the Eternity the righteous soul enjoys.
Martyrs of various kinds – in defense of Country, Faith, Family, and other circumstances have different images upon them. The same for Virgins, Marians and other banners.
The Banners Themselves
The banners themselves are of an unearthly material, like silk, cotton weave, and sturdy cloth. They defy understanding, for they are miracles in themselves.
I looked upon the banner of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven, my perfect imitation. There are stories of her childhood, the influence of her Saint parents, the tales of her relatives, the time leading up to her Annunciation, and onward. Even her Dormition and Assumption are found on her banner.
Her future glory, her intentions, prayers she made, her intervention and desires for Earth are all on her banner. The fabric of her heart is weaved there, and secrets I will never tell, for they find their understanding and root in the soul that studies her banner as well as herself.
Eternity is found in her banner. What she sees in the future is found on this cloth.
Being a First Fridays, and First Saturdays devotee my entrance and salvation are assured (see First Fridays and First Saturdays). My prayers and works are unending. Without thess bolsters of grace, I could not bear to look at her banner for the fear would be too great.
The Halls of Heaven are endless. They are as broad as Creation and as tall as the Vaults of Reason. They have no end. Words fail to describe what God has “prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Absolutely Certain & Infallible Special Revelations
All my revelations are absolutely certain and infallible special revelations (Council of Trent, Session 6, Canon 16). The teaching that these special revelations happen is Divinely revealed content (Acts 2:17).
That all my revelations are absolutely certain and infallible is confirmed by miracles. To reject this principle of miraculous confirmation is to reject that Jesus confirmed his Messiahship with miracles, which makes all of Catholicism untenable. The whole Deposit of Faith of the Catholic Church falls apart without this principle.
To reject that there are absolutely certain and infallible special revelations is damnable heresy (mortal sin if the concomitant is fully responsible and if persisted in brings about damnation). You are, in effect saying there is no new infallible content – therefore the Beatific Vision (Heaven) is impossible.
These bilocations and visions are absolutely certain and infallible (see above).
Do not become so distracted by Saints that you do not become one yourself.
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be our Salvation. Amen.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us. Amen.
Banners of Heaven (Podcast).