The Church Will Be Purified in the Great Tribulation!
Dear Father Robert Adami,
After what you said to me at the Cenacle at Loreto (Italy), June 9, 2016, and after what Father Francis Geremia, C. S. said before the Mass and to me in the sacristy, I will no longer participate in the Cenacles in Umbria and I will not go to the spiritual exercises at Collevalenza in June.
Like all of us priests, God has entrusted to us souls, and thus it is a great responsibility. But I believe that it is a great temptation for us to put the group or the people entrusted to us before the uncomfortable Truth Who is Jesus crucified. The priest Ivan Pojavnik explained several times in his meditations how easy it is to slide into the cult of man (not the cult of God), and we believe that this could not happen to us?!?
Jesus never offered compromises even when there was the risk of loosing many followers. When many of His disciples left Him regarding the truth about the Eucharist, He did not offer compromises with the Truth, but was even willing to loose his Apostles: “Will you also go away?” (Jn 6:67)!
Following the Truth to the end, Jesus lost almost all of His followers, His group of disciples and apostles, while He was dying on the cross, humbled and tortured. In this period, as we know, the Body of Christ, the Church, will be crucified and buried as was Jesus 2000 years ago, and then afterwards there will be the resurrection, also the resurrection of the few people who remained faithful to the Truth. We find in the messages of Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi that the true priests must be as Christ in this period, victims for the expiation of the Church, ready to loose all for Jesus, even their followers or the groups of people entrusted to them.
Do you believe that the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP) will be exempt from the great trials in this period? It is easy to slide into the attitude similar to that of the Donatists at the beginning of the Church or the attitude of the SSPX group (followers of Lefebvre), that we are above the trials and above being deceived, and that we are a special group.
Recently I wrote to a person who wanted me to leave the Catholic Church and unite with the SSPX group.
“The Great Difficulty In Overcoming Pharisaism - The Difference Between Schismatic Traditionalism and the False Pope Prophecies” (http://schis-trad.blogspot.it/2016/05/overcoming-pharisaism.html).
This person wrote:
“The Catholic Church in the future will stand against as a beacon of light to the world. However this will not occur till the new church has been vanquished and people return to Our Lord's Church.”
Among other things I replied:
“Yes, the Church will be vanquished but in the sense of being crucified, but not destroyed, just as Christ was crucified and buried but not destroyed 2000 years ago. The Church is not outside the Church, in such groups as the Christians who believe in the Rapture or the Donatists, or the SSPX or the CMRI (sedevantists), etc., so as to save all in triumphalism after the “great tribulation”, to be able to tell everyone afterwards: “See, we told you so”!”
Where is the courage to take the risk to dialogue with priests of good will who are not in agreement with us instead of only giving them commands and to impose and to put them straight according to our minds and to condemn them? Where is the courage to dialogue in order to seek together the truth and prudence in a given situation, in a Church full of confusion and disunity, more than ever before today?
Instead of giving rebukes on the fly in the sacristy, why do you not have the guts to explain some paragraphs that I wrote (on the Internet) that you believe are not in harmony with the documents of the Church or with the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults? This would be a true act of love instead of cowardice.
As I wrote to you by email in February 2016:
“I very briefly told you by phone that when a picture was taken together with the people of Perugia with Padre Laurent Larroque last June (2015), Padre Laurent said to me (behind my back) to not associate on my blog the Marian Movement of Priests and the Freemasons on the Internet. Padre Laurent did not seek to get to know me nor to have a dialogue to seek the truth or prudence in this situation together.”
“One of my main reasons to write on the Internet is to help people to keep their eyes open in order not to fall into the beautiful lies of Satan today presented as if they were the Truth. In the Blue Book, Our Lady warns us very often of this weapon of Satan. In my articles, often I offer my experiences to help people to continue to scratch our heads without spiritually falling asleep as many in the Catholic Church have done today. It is much easier to embrace the philosophy of life, “Ignorance is Bliss”, than to struggle everyday to be knowledgeable of the wolf, disguised as a lamb, who leads us away in the most hidden, underhanded and attractive ways. It is risky for a pastor to do his work today in warning the sheep, the people, of the great hidden dangers today; such a courageous pastor is more and more persecuted by the people who want a Christianity without the cross and, from on high, by the bishops who take the easiest way of pleasing the people who do not want to go with the pastor toward Calvary with Jesus with the cross. As you know, the two bishop of Perugia took away my parish last October. If we do not persevere in this fatigue of seeking to unmask the underhanded traps of our enemy, we will surely fall into them while we believe that everything is OK, without looking behind to see if everything is truly OK according to the true teachings of the Magisterium of the Church.”
“Dear Don Robert, is it not very important for us pastors of the sheep to warn the souls entrusted to us about the beautiful lies of Satan well disguised as if they were the truth? Is there a more important motive that this? Are we more worried about the true good of the souls or about something else?”
“I must ask myself if I am more attached to my group and my followers, or to the uncomfortable Truth, crucified on the cross, and rejected by the builders of the world of today in relativism? At the crucifixion, Jesus was abandoned by almost everyone. In this period of the crucifixion of the Body of Christ, I must ask myself if I am ready to loose all to follow the crucified Truth? I hope that I am attached only to Jesus crucified, the crucified Truth, my only Spouse, and not to a group, or to a parish or to any other thing or person! Jesus spoke very strong about this! “He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me…” (Mt 10:37). “If any one come to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple” (Lk 14:26). I ask myself: “Am I ready to loose everything, even my life in martyrdom for Jesus, or not?” “The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (Jn 10:11).”
“Dear Don Robert, by telephone, I did not sense very much an invitation to dialogue together to seek to discover what Jesus would do in our situation today. For this reason I am writing this email. I am not saying to seek the truth or the way of prudence according to my mind of relativism nor your mind of relativism, but to seek the truth or the way of prudence according to Jesus who is the Truth, with the documents of the Church, the writings of the popes and of the saints, and for us, also with the messages of Our Lady by way of Don Stefano Gobbi.”
Two years ago at Loreto (06-02-2014) I gave to Padre Laurent and to a few priests of the MMP my article: “Who Decides The Truth?” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2014/06/who-decides-truth.html). After this, in Father Laurent’s Circular Letter of 2015, at the bottom of page 2, Father Laurent wrote:
“We must not tempt God, asking: “Lord, who is it?” (Jn 13:25). Jesus never specified before hand before his disciples who might be the traitor. Which means to condemn a person... “Within my Immaculate Heart I will build up your interior equilibrium, my beloved sons, because today you have need of being ever more prudent and well-balanced.” (March 25, 1979, q), for this reason, don Stefano did not want that in the Cenacles to be distributed or discussed other writings or MESSAGES outside of the Blue Book and outside of his meditations. This is a condition to be done at the Cenacles, without which one must abstain for doing this.”
Then at out retreat at Collevalenza, June 2015, I no longer gave anything written, but I gave to some the address of my index website of my articles. And so in his circular letter of 2016, six months after, at the bottom of page 3, Father Laurent wrote:
“We must not pretend to identify the false prophet of the Rev. 13:11. “Pray, to suffer, to be silent, to offer yourselves up” as Jesus did on the cross (March 24, 1978); to be silent, meaning also blogs, social networks and emails (cf. March 25, 1979). “I did not send these prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied” Jer 23:21, cited by St. John of the Cross, Ascent to Mount Carmel, 3, 31, 2-3. The same St. James and St. John, drawn by their zeal, did not then belong to the Spirit of Jesus (Lk 9:54-55).
Why did Father Laurent not cite: “For he that is not against us is for us” (Mk 9:40), or “But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his spirit upon them”!” (Num 11:29)?
And so why does Our Lady encourage us to create fraternity among us priests? Why do we exchange our email addresses among us priests of the Movement at the annual spiritual exercises?
When my cardinal asked my two years ago if these prophecies indicate Pope Francis I answered (“The Hidden Broad Road to Perdition”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2015/05/road-perdition.html): “I do not know, but my eyes are open”! He was not too happy with my answer, because he wanted me to say: “Oh no, impossible, Pope Francis is a saint”! But still these people who have chosen to close their eyes with the philosophy of life “Ignorance is bliss”, try to fake respecting the freedom of conscience because we are not yet openly under the dictatorship of the New World Order, even though in a sly and hidden way in the United States and in Europe we are quickly loosing our freedom. Is this not the “dictatorship of relativism” of which Cardinal Ratzinger spoke about in his homily at the Mass preceding the conclave that quickly elected him Pope? People today do not look any more at the fruits in order to recognize the tree but rather the leaves, the nice words (Lk 6:44; Mt 7:16-18).
It is no secret that the false prophet will drag many souls with him away from God, even to the point “so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect” (Mt 24:24)! In the Sacred Scriptures there are many passages which make reference to the second coming of Jesus and the period of the great trial before the coming of Our Lord. Even the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 675) tells us: “Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.”
To a priest who does not keep his eyes open in order to warn the sheep about this “supreme religious deception”, I believe that one can apply the words “‘THEY ARE ALL DUMB DOGS, THEY CANNOT BARK’ (Is 56:10) as Pope St. Gregory the Great tells us (Office of Readings; Sunday, Week 27 of OT). In the period of the world when there will be the most sly wolf in history, more capable of disguising himself as and angel of light, I am surprised that religious superiors tell us “we must not pretend to identify the false prophet”!?! This wolf, the false prophet, will lead many souls with him in the name of (false) “love”, (false) “mercy”, (misguided) “compassion”, (false) “ecumenism” in the universal fraternity, and notwithstanding the greatest danger ever of the “supreme religious deception”, “we must not pretend to identify the false prophet”!?! What are the true hidden motives of wanting to embrace “Ignorance is bliss”?!? Are our motives truly and purely only for the glory of God and the salvation of souls? What is more important, our little group or the uncomfortable Truth, Who is Jesus crucified?!? Jesus lost his group, his followers, during the crucifixion 2000 years ago. Do we too have the guts and the grace to do the same in the period when the Body of Christ, and the groups of the Church, will be crucified?!? Do we believe that God can resurrect the Church and the faithful groups of the Church after this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21)?!? Do we trust more in ourselves or in God?!?
“Nor did we seek glory from men, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ…” (1Thess 2:6).
“Let there be no leader among you. I myself will be your Leader. You must all be brothers: loving, understanding and helping each other” (Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi, July 16, 1973).
“Therefore there should be no leader among you: you are all brothers, united in love that must grow ever more and more” (Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi, August 22, 1976).
The religious leaders who are not mature and are insecure, who do not lead the others with their example but rather with words, do not succeed in understanding these words of Our Lady. Three years ago I wrote an article about this lack of humility and maturity among many religious leaders which suffocates much spiritual life in the Church: “The Great Responsibility of Religious Leaders” (http://josephdwight.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/great-responsibility/).
It is understandable for good Catholics to have a very difficult time considering the possibility that God allowed a false pope to take over the Vatican. This has never happened in the history of the Church. Did not Christ tell us that “the gates of hell would not prevail” (Mt 16:18)? So many times in the messages of Our Lady to Don Stefano Gobbi we are told to obey the Pope! But as indicated by the prophecy of Saint Francis of Assisi, WE DESERVE what the great majority of the Catholics want, a Pastor who will take away these outdated restrictions called the “Ten Commandments” and finally liberate us from these scruples of sin!
I wrote in the introduction of my article “The FALSE POPE - Saint Hildegard” (March 2013, after the resignation of Pope Benedict; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/02/resignation-of-pope-benedict.html):
“The Pope, has been so ignored, disobeyed and despised in the last 50 years not only by the left side of the spectrum (ignore or disobey) but also by the right side of the spectrum (prideful rebellion). I think that this vacancy (while a “Judas” (Iscariot) will be in control of the Vatican) will be a great just punishment not only for the whole Church but for the whole world. The world which is intrinsically connected with all of creation, goes forward or backward depending on the behavior and choices of those who have received much more graces and responsibility from God in this “cosmic battle” (as Pope John Paul II put it), the lay Catholics, the priests and the bishops of the One True Church, the Catholic Church! Pope Paul VI was so devastated by the reaction to Humanae Vitae that he said, referring to the situation in the Church, “FROM SOME CREVICE, THE SMOKE OF SATAN HAS ENTERED THE TEMPLE OF GOD” (June 29, 1972); Pope Paul VI did not write another encyclical after Humanae Vitae (1968)!”
Several months after I published the article “The FALSE POPE - Saint Hildegard”, I discovered for the first time the “Prophecy of Saint Francis” (of Assisi) (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2013/11/prophecy-st-francis.html):
2. The power of the demons will be greater than usual, the immaculate purity of our religious community and of others, will withered to the point that very few Christians will want to obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with a sincere heart and perfect charity. At the decisive moment of this crisis, a personage not canonically elected, raised to the Pontificate, will endeavor to administer shrewdly to many the mortal poison of his error.
7. Some preachers will keep silent about the truth and, denying the truth, they will trample upon the truth. The sanctity of life will be held in derision by those who only profess it outwardly, and for this reason Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a worthy Pastor, but a destroyer.”
“When God wants to chastise humanity, He does not give to the Church the Pope of which it needs, but leaves to the Church the Pope that it merits” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen).
Our Lady revealed to Don Stefano Gobbi (http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/):
“These are the times, foretold by me, when cardinals will be set against cardinals, bishops against bishops and priests against priests, and the flock of Christ will be torn to pieces by rapacious wolves, who have found their way in under the clothing of defenseless and meek lambs. Among them there are even some who occupy posts of great responsibility, and by means of them, Satan has succeeded in entering and in operating at the very SUMMIT of the Church. Bishops and priests of the holy Church of God, how great today is your responsibility! The Lord is about to demand of you an account of how you have administered his vineyard. Repent; seek pardon; make amends; and, above all, be once again faithful to the task which has been entrusted to you” (September 6, 1986).
“At the present time, the tenebrous forces of evil are laying snares for her on all sides. The dark conspiracies woven by Masonry, by means of its many followers who have insinuated themselves at the SUMMIT of the Church, have succeeded in paralyzing her activity and in extinguishing her apostolic ardor” (August 15, 1988).
If we follow all the way the uncomfortable Truth, Our Lady will give rise to her Movement after the crucifixion and burial of her Movement.
Pope John Paul II said to a group of pilgrims in Fulda, West Germany, in November 1980, speaking about the secrets of Fatima, that: “We have to be prepared to suffer, before long, great trials which will require of us the disposition to sacrifice even our life for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is still possible to diminish this trial (predicted at Fatima), but it is no longer possible to avert it, because only in this manner can the Church be effectively renewed. How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.”
Saint Louis de Montfort wrote:
“I said that this will happen especially towards the end of the world, and indeed soon, because Almighty God and his holy Mother are to raise up great saints who will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs” (“True Devotion to Mary”, no. 47).
There will not be a rapture as many people believe, even some priests. We must suffer and be put to the test as Saint Peter and all the apostles 2000 years ago at the moment of the passion and crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ. I hope that we will have the grace to cry like Saint Peter for our lack of courage.
There is always the temptation to think that we are a special group. The special people for Jesus are those who realize their own poverty and misery and are willing to share more in the passion of Jesus, the “cedars of Lebanon”; those who trust more in Jesus than in themselves, and thus “with God all things are possible” (Mt 19:26; Mk 10:27; Lk 18:27).
Many Catholics want a tranquil life as Luciana Bistoni said to me on the bus from Perugia on June 9, 2016, and the majority of the ones on the bus were in agreement with Luciana. Luciana did not want to hear any explanation or answer different from her own opinion or here desires or her mindset. Many people, even those who participate at the Cenacles, want to take advantage of religion, the parish, the pastor, the Cenacles, for something for themselves - perhaps for their liking, to have good sentiments or feelings, etc. - instead of taking advantage of religion, the parish, the pastor and the Cenacles, in order to discover the will of God and to do the will of God, which is often not easy and is often very painful like the crucifixion with Jesus, in fact impossible without God (Mt 19:26; Mk 10:27; Lk 18:27)! Are we in love with the consolations of God or with the God of consolations? There are few pastors who have the courage to go with Jesus toward Jerusalem, toward Calvary, toward the crucifixion, toward the abandonment (by all) with Jesus on the cross (Mt 27:46; Ps 22) to unite themselves with Jesus crucified and to offer an example to the souls to not continue to slide further away from Calvary (using religion to do so) but to change directions and to go with resolution with Jesus who “set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Lk 9:51-53). “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify thy name" (Jn 12:27-28)!
“Suffering is the greatest treasure on earth; it purifies the soul. In suffering we learn who is our true friend. True love is measured by the thermometer of suffering…” (Diary of St. Faustina, no. 342).
When Jesus multiplied the loaves for the 5000 (Mt 14:13-21), they wanted to make Him king; at the crucifixion there were very few people! How many Catholics today pray the Our Father with their lips, “THY will be done”, but instead live, “MY will be done”, even worse, they do not even seek to discover the will of God in their easier philosophy of life: “Ignorance is Bliss”!
“But the people would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem” (Lk 9:53), that is toward Calvary, toward His greatest act of love, His crucifixion!
Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko (a martyr killed by the polish police on October 13, 1984) used to say: "You have to be afraid of only betraying Christ for thirty pieces of a little petty tranquility". Today the real risk that we are running is that of betraying the Lord, simply out of fear or in the name of a little petty quiet living.
“I should hope that you would not be counted among their number. Their homes are peaceful and complacent. They live in security and never feel the touch of the Lord’s rod. They pass their days in plenty and in the end go straight to hell.” (Saint Raymund of Penyafort, Office of Readings, January 7).
“I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." (Lk 12:49-53).
Ratzinger's forgotten prophesy on the future of the Church:
“A restructured Church with far fewer members that is forced to let go of many places of worship it worked so hard to build over the centuries. A minority Catholic Church with little influence over political decisions, that is socially irrelevant, left humiliated and forced to “start over.”
But a Church that will find itself again and be reborn a “simpler and more spiritual” entity thanks to this “enormous confusion.” This was the prophesy made 40 years ago on the future of Christianity by a young Bavarian theologian, Joseph Ratzinger…”
The great majority will welcome this false prophet who will finally update the Church with the sexual revolution (in a very sly way!), total freedom, which we believe will not lead to our destruction. Most people today only care about today as if tomorrow and eternity do not exist. No more responsibility for tomorrow or for the consequences for our actions on others! “Ignorance is bliss!” Some sincerely concerned people say it is wrong to consider the possibility of a false pope, to keep our eyes open. But when this false pope arrives, this false pope will lead a great number of people away from God and even to the point of adoring the first beast, the antichrist. “Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and I spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed…” (Rev 13:11-12). But we must always remember that even though the word “beast” is used in this passage, “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14)!
Father Gabrielli Quartilio cited several times the prophecy of the Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton Sheen: “The False Prophet will have a religion without a cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit church. Christ’s Church will be one. And the False Prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly, ecumenical (false), and global. It will be a loose federation of churches, religions forming some type of global association, a world parliament of churches. It will be emptied of all divine content and will be the mystical body of the antichrist. The Mystical Body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot and he will be the false prophet. SATAN WILL RECRUIT HIM FROM AMONG OUR BISHOPS.” (Fulton J. Sheen, Communism and the Conscience of the West [Bobbs-Merril Company, Indianapolis, 1948], pp. 24-25).
The false prophet, the false pope, will seek to form a One World Religion, by way of false ecumenism, which will result in reductionism to the lowest common denominator, forfeiting our most precious means of sanctification and the fullness of truth, as Catholics, in the name of (false) “love” and (false) “mercy” and (false) “ecumenism”!?! It is precisely now that the world needs, more than every before, these “means of sanctification”, found in the Church founded by Jesus Christ. In this way one goes ever more toward mediocrity seeking to receive and to please everyone, with compromise after compromise, to the point of loosing just about all the true values of Jesus Christ as well as the authentic sources of grace through Jesus Christ. The founder of Christendom College (USA), Dr. Warren Carroll, wrote that ecumenism is important but properly understood is “not an ecumenism in which you would abandon convictions in truth which would be superficial and meaningless agreements, but developing an ecumenism built solidly on real conviction and truth.”
“If I sought to please men I should not be the servant of Christ” (Office of Readings; St. Augustine; Week 13 OT, Tuesday).
“It is not men that I want you to gratify, but God, just as you habitually do…” (Office of Readings; St. Ignatius of Antioch; Week 10, OT, Sunday).
Am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ” (Gal 1:7-10; 1Cor 15:1-2).
As you know, Our Lady in her final message, October 13, 1973, at Akita, Japan, on the anniversary of the great miracle of the sun at Fatima (October 13, 1917), said to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa: “The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops... the Church will be full of those who accept compromise …” (http://www.miraclerosarymission.org/akita.htm).
The people who are seeking to follow the signs of the times realize that the false prophet, the second beast of the Book of Revelation (Rev 13:11, 15; 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) will end up deceiving a great number of people. Perhaps it might seem exaggerated that people will even come to the point of adoring the Antichrist as we read in chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation. But every time that a person accepts even a small lie of the devil, or a compromise so as not to loose something to which they are attached to, such as a group or friends or honor before men, there is always and increase in spiritual blindness and pride; if this person does not repent with a good sincere confession with sincere prayer, he or she will continue to accept more and more the beautiful easy lies of “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44).
I wrote several times in my articles that “it is very important in these times of great confusion, when even Catholic bishops are no longer in agreement about the fundamentals of our faith and morals, to not only pray much and to study the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC), but to keep our eyes open so as not to fall into the beautiful lies of Satan presented as if they were the Truth!!!”
Dear Don Robert, I will pray for you and I hope that you will pray for me in this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21) when “even the elect” will be “lead astray, if possible” (Mt 24:24)!
Father Joseph Dwight
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Copy for Don Mario Cecci (the former responsible of the Marian Movement of Priests for the zone of Umbria).
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“La Chiesa Sarà Purificata nella Grande Tribolazione!”