I saw this interesting factoid at Rorate Caeli (which Introit we have this week).
From the Diary of Saint Faustina Kowalska:
What is this? A… synchronicity? A coincidence pure and simple? A foreshadowing? A divine breadcrumb?
“But ‘Father’! But ‘Father!'”, some cringing papalatrous toadies – you know who you are – will soon yammer with scare quotes, “What do you mean by that? Are you saying that St. Faustina suffered on the very day of Jorge Bergoglio’s birth because of… in anticipation of… because… he would one day…. YOU HATE VATICAN II!”
I don’t know what this means.
I don’t know what the lightening strike of St. Peter’s dome meant on 11 February 2013.
I don’t know what the power outage at St. Peter’s meant the day the “Roach Clips” were approved, 18 November 2021, Feast of the Basilica’s Dedication.
I don’t know what the ill effects were from putting a demonic ritual object on the main of St. Peter’s on 27 October 2019.
I don’t know what… etc. etc. etc.
Individually, maybe they don’t mean anything. Collectively… who knows?
In any event, I thank St. Faustina – belatedly – for offering her suffering for priests. Of course the worst sort of suffering priests have is at the hands of other priests… of every level of authority, each nasty move being like the kiss of Judas.