Thursday, May 21, 2020

SAINT JOAN OF ARC A SAINT FOR ALL PEOPLES



 Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva CristoRey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!

St. Joan of Arc a young Catholic girl who grew up in the village of Domremy in France. Joan was about 16 years of age when she led the French Army into battle with the English. Joan was a very quiet and pious girl but she was illiterate she neither read nor wrote so she depended on others to write and read for her, a trusting soul she was and this led to her death.

St. Joan of Arc is the only Catholic saint that is acknowledged and revered by other religions. She made a mark on them like no other saint in history. She was put to death by a bishop of the Catholic Church. She stands out, she was amazing and someone to fashion your life after. St. Joan of Arc pray for me!

Today, please join me in praying the Novena to St. Joan of Arc, we need her help in the spiritual battle which now is raging in the United States and the world. It seems to us that we have no shepherd on earth to lead us. Let us pray for a saintly leader who is willing, like St. Joan of Arc, to risk their earthly life for what is waiting for those who love God and are faithful to Him. May we be blessed for our faithfulness, a gift of the Beatific Vision for which we all have been created.

May God bless and Our Lady of Prompt Succor, St. Joseph, St. Michael, and St. Raphael guide us and protect us in the days ahead.

Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Joseph Terror of Demons and for the love of souls. 



Novena to St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc, filled with compassion for those who invoke thee; filled with love for those who suffer; heavily laden with the weight of my troubles I kneel at thy feet and humbly beg thee to take my present need under thy special protection.

(here mention your petition)

Grant to recommend it to the Blessed Virgin Mary and lay it before the throne of Jesus.  Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.

Above all, obtain for me the grace to behold God face to face, and with Mary and thee, and all the angels and saints, praise Him for all eternity.

O most powerful St. Joan, do not let me lose my soul but obtain for me the grace of winning my way to Heaven forever. 
Amen

Our Father.......Hail Mary......Glory Be

St. Joan of Arc, pray for us

*That the pope will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary without further delay.



Timeline of the life of Saint Joan of Arc

1412 January 6 Approximate date of the birth of Saint Joan of Arc.

1422 October 21 Charles VI, king of France, dies leaving a controversy about his legal heir.

1424 Summer Joan of Arc is first visited by a "Voice" in her father's garden.

1428 May Joan makes her first trip to Vaucouleurs to meet with Robert de Baudricourt asking him to send her to the King.

1428 July Joan's home village of Domremy is raided by Burgundian troops and her family joined the other villagers in taking refuge in the nearby city of Neufchateau.

1428 October 12 English begin the siege of Orleans.

1429 January Joan again visits Robert de Baudricourt and predicts military defeat for the French.

1429 February 12 Battle of the Herrings where French troops from Orleans suffer defeat.

1429 February 23 Robert de Baudricourt finally sends her on her journey to Chinon escorted by two knights Jean de Metz and Bertrand de Poulengy.

1429 March 6 Joan of Arc arrives in Chinon.

1429 March 7 or   8  Joan visits the castle at Chinon and recognizes Charles VII among the crowd.

1429 mid-March Charles has Joan examined physically by ladies of his court. He also sent her to Poitiers to be examined by Church theologians.

1429 March 22 Joan dictates her first letter to the English demanding they leave France.

1429 early-April Joan goes to Tours where she receives armor, a sword, and her banner.

1429 April 24  Joan of Arc joins the rest of her army at Blois.

1429 April 26  Joan departs Blois with the army for Orleans.

1429 April 29  Arrives before Orleans and meets Lord Dunois for the first time.
Under cover of night, Joan enters into Orleans by the Burgundy gate and goes to live there in Jacques Boucher's house. The main body of the army is forced to return to Blois and cross to the other side of the river Loire.

1429 May 4   Lord Dunois returns from Blois with the main part of the army and launched an assault against the English-held fortifications around the church of St-Loup. Joan awakens and rides out to rally the French troops just as they are falling back from a failed assault. Her appearance turns the tide.

1429 May 5  Sends final letter to the English by way of an arrow shot into Les Tourelles.

1429 May 6   Joan with army crosses the river Loire in boats to attack the southern forts. St Jean le Blanc was taken without a fight, followed by a successful assault against the English in Les Augustins.

1429 May 7  Assault on English fort Les Tourelles. Joan had predicted that she would be wounded by an arrow above her breast. In the afternoon she is wounded and the French fall back. After removing the arrow she prays and then seizes her banner and leads her troops forward again.

The Tourelles is overwhelmed and falls to the French. That evening Joan re-enters Orleans to a great victory celebration.

1429 May 8  The English abandon their remaining siege positions and withdraw from Orleans.

1429 May 15 Joan meets with Charles VII at Loches and urges him to push forward to Reims for his coronation.

1429 June 2 Joan of Arc given armorial bearings by Charles VII of a sword holding a crown with a single fleur-de-lis on the left and right.

1429 June 10 Departs Orleans with Alencon to begin the Loire Valley campaigne.

1429 June 11-12  Joan of Arc attacks and captures the city of Jargeau.

1429 June 15  Army moves forward and captures fortified bridge at Meung-sur-Loire.

1429 June 17  Joan of Arc liberates Beaugency when English garrison withdraws.

1429 June 18  Joan wins a greatest military victory at Patay when her army decimates
English force under Lord Talbot. English dead are at least several thousand while French losses are less than a hundred.

1429 June 20  Joan of Arc visits Sully to urge Charles to proceed with her to Reims.

1429 June 24  Joan meets the army and Charles at Gien to begin the march to Reims.

1429 June 25  Joan sends a letter to the town of Tournai giving greetings.

1429 June 29  Joan of Arc with the royal army departs Gien.

1429 July 1-3 Army camped near the pro-Burgundian city of Auxerre, which refuses to surrender but agrees to neutrality.

1429 July 4  Joan sends a letter to the city of Troyes as her army approaches.

1429 July 5-9  Joan of Arc besieges the city of Troyes.

1429 July 9  Troyes surrenders just as Joan is about to conduct a full assault.

1429 July 14  Chalons-sur-Marne surrenders as Joan approaches the city.

1429 July 16  Reims opens its gates to Joan of Arc and Charles VII.

1429 July 17  Sends letter to Duke of Burgundy inviting him to unite with Charles VII.

1429 July 17  Charles VII is crowned King at the great Cathedral of Reims with Saint Joan of Arc standing beside him with her banner.

1429 July 21   Joan with Charles VII and Army begin meandering journey toward Paris.

1429 July 23   Soissons liberated by Joan and her army.

1429 July 29   Château-Thierry liberated.

1429 August 5  Joan sends a letter to the people of Reims.

1429 August 15 Joan of Arc fights minor engagement with English and Duke of Bedford at Montépilloy.

1429 August 22  Joan sends a letter responding to the Count of Armagnac.

1429 August 25  Joan arrives with Alencon at St. Denis to survey the Paris defenses.

1429 August 28  Charles VII formally ratifies another worthless treaty with Burgundy.

1429 September 8  Assault on Paris begins. Joan of Arc is wounded when a bolt from a crossbow hits her in the thigh near dusk. She refused to quit urging her soldiers to continue the attack. Against her orders she was carried from the battlefield and the assault ended.

1429 September 9  Joan plans to resume offensive but Charles intervenes and orders the army to withdraw.

1429 September 21 After marching back to Gien-sur-Loire Charles VII disbands the army.

1429 November 4  With smaller army Joan of Arc captures the town of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.

1429 November 9 Joan sends a letter to the people of Riom.

1429 Late Novem  Joan of Arc begins siege of La Charité-sur-Loire.

1429 December 25 Siege of La Charité-sur-Loire fails and Joan returns to Jargeau for Christmas.

1430 Jan-March  Joan stays with Charles at his court as an unwilling honored guest.

1430 January  Joan and her family elevated to nobility and given the name du Lys.

1430 March 16  Joan sends a letter to the people of Reims.

1430 March 28  Joan sends her final letter to the people of Reims.

1430 March 29  Joan leaves the court at Sully to join the French fighting at Lagney.

1430 April Joan prays for the dead child at Lagney that makes a miraculous recovery.

1430 April 17 Joan of Arc liberates the town of Melun.

1430 May 15 Joan of Arc goes to the aid of the town of Compiègne

1430 May 23  Captured by Burgundians when the drawbridge at Compiègne is raised.

1430 May-Nov  Joan of Arc remains a prisoner of the Burgundians at Beaurevior.

1430 October  Joan attempts to escape by leaping from the tower where she is held. She survives the 60-foot fall but is re-captured.

1430 Mid-Nov  Joan is sold to the English by the Duke of Burgundy for ten thousand francs.

1430 December 25  Arrives in Rouen for her trial orchestrated by the English to kill her and destroy her reputation with the ultimate goal of making her crowning of Charles VII illegitimate.

1431 Jan-Feb Held in prison cell shackled to bed while pro-English clergy made preparations for her trial.

1430 February 21  Joan makes her first appearance in Cauchon's court before about 70 hand-picked members of the clergy. Joan cooperates but shows her resolve by refusing to swear she will answer all that they ask.

1430 March 1  Joan makes ominous prediction in court that "Before seven years the English will lose a greater prize than they did before Orleans."


1430 March 10  Cauchon re-convenes in Joan's cell away from public view with his most ruthless judges.

1430 March 27   Joan of Arc is read the seventy articles of accusation against her that Cauchon was able to concoct from her testimony.

1430 April 1  Joan became very ill after eating some fish given to her by Cauchon.


1430 May 9 Joan threatened with torture unless she denied her Voices and submits herself to the authority of the clergy present. She refuses and screams that she will retract anything they make her say.

1430 May 24  Joan is taken to the cemetery of St. Ouen where they threaten to burn her if she does not abjure. She finally agrees after they promise to take her to a Church prison.

1430 May 27  After being taken back to her prison cell she is trapped by English soldiers into wearing her old clothes that she agreed not to wear. When the clergy found her they said she had relapsed.

1430 May 30 Joan of Arc pronounced a relapsed heretic and burned in Rouen's square by English soldiers. Her last words were "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus."

1450 Early  After Rouen is liberated Charles VII decides it is time to restore Joan's name (and remove any taint of heresy from his crown) so he requests that the Church launch a Trial of Nullification

1456 July 7    After investigating Joan of Arc's life and the transcripts of her trial at Rouen for six years, the Church overturned Joan's conviction. In the Church's ruling, Joan is declared a martyr who was wrongly executed by
corrupt partisan clergy abusing a Church trial for secular purposes.

1909 April 18   Saint Joan of Arc officially beatified by Pope Pius X.

1920 May 16  Saint Joan of Arc officially canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

IS THE VATICAN TRYING TO EXTINGUISH THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS?

Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva Cristo † Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
“Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus”

Below was an email that I was going to send out but changed my mind, so I thought I would share it with those who come to my blog from all over the world.

Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph Terror of Demons and the love of souls.



Please do not be offended by some of the things said in the audio, try to just listen and let it sink in. Think of it as a test of humility. Also, if you are doing things that are not all for GOD, because you are afraid of not being liked, remember what Jesus said: Mark 6:4 And Jesus said to them: *A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred.
Podcasts, Sermons, Talks

A Catholic’s Rights Before a Totalitarian State


A cop (Ruben Nava) and a priest (Fr. David Nix) discuss an individual Catholic’s rights of self-preservation before a hypothetical liberal totalitarian government.  Has the World Health Organization implied that a police-state is needed to end COVID-19?  There’s some compelling evidence from the WHO, Gates and even the Vatican that such is the case.  I’m sorry about the bad sound quality on my end for some of the podcast.

Jesse Ramero ex-police officer and Catholic speaker, who Fr. Nix speaks about, has written A Devil in the City of Angels where he speaks of coming up close and personal with the devil. He also works with local exorcists.

We are going into a time where you need to know everything you can about the "BATTLE" that is coming our way. PLEASE, learn learn learn your faith and prepare.. But, do not fear"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?"~Luke 12:6 This doesn't mean we will not be punished or suffer, just letting you know.

For the Priests who I have blind copied on this email, ask yourself, WHY is the Vatican now trying to "squash" the Traditional Latin Mass and not the New/Ordinary Mass?? WHY? Why has Pope Francis made derogatory statements about those who hold to "tradition?" Latin is immutable as Our Heavenly Father is IMMUTABLE/unchangeable. GOD has not changed nor will He ever change,(we pray to help ourselves accept what is God's punishment not to change His mind) He was not an unmerciful GOD in the Old Testament and now He is a merciful GOD HE has never changed nor will He because HE is PERFECT. (THIS IS A MODERNIST VIEW OF GOD)

The world as we knew it, will never be the same due to this "virus" satan has waited for a long time, a very long time, remember satan is the ruler of this world so if you live of this world you will perish by this world. He hates the Catholic Church and he hates us more than anything, he wants our souls in the state of mortal sin, he temps us and do we follow?
GOD IS TRYING TO WAKE US ALL UP, ARE YOU WAKING UP? DO YOU YEARN FOR THE SACRIFICE OF THE HOLY MASS?? DO YOU YEARN TO BE IN HIS PRESENCE IN THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR?? IF not you need to pray harder because faith is a gift unless you pray you can lose that gift. Pray hard pray very hard that in the final days you will stay faithful and read the Apocalypse of St. John from the Douay Rheims Bible.

HERE IS THE LETTER:

BREAKING: The Questionnaire on Summorum Pontificum: what’s going on behind the scenes

The Editor
Messa in Latino 
April 24, 2020

Dearest Friends,

After publishing the translations of the CDF’s letter to the Episcopal Conferences and the attached questionnaire on theapplication of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, we would like now to add some further updating on this complex and delicate matter.  MessainLatino.it, in fact was given some [background]information that we judge reliable.

Here it is:
1. It would seem that in the decision to effect the survey on the application of the Motu Proprio, and in the successive wording of the questionnaire, the ‘Section IV’ Office of the CDF (which corresponds to the former Ecclesia Dei Commission) was never  consulted,  not even indirectly. The former Commission had been simply informed about it (we don’t know whether it was after the fact);

2. The question whether the operation is a prelude to an attack on the Motu Proprio is circulating in the Vatican. The most prevalent answer given to this question would be “not right away…”:

3. Regarding the Holy See’s internal dynamics, it would seem that the appeal-letter* by Prof. Andrea Grillo against the recent integrations of the 1962 Missal, which were spoken about on the web over the last few week was followed up, in the sense that an inquiry was initiated, involving all the Congregations mentioned in the appeal-letter (the CDF, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments) as well as the Congregation for Catholic Education.

4. Nevertheless, the probable ‘breeding ground’ for this questionnaire would be the same one wherein the ideas of Prof. Andrea Grillo [Rorate note: the most famous liberal liturgist in Italy] are formed and spread. It is not by chance that Grillo welcomed  this news with great satisfaction on his Facebook page :




[Translation of Grillo’s  Facebook entries:  “By July all the bishops consulted by the Pope with a questionnaire on Summorum Pontificum. [Is this] the end of the state of exception? Now theologians and liturgists will have to clarify in detail the vices of the state of  liturgical exception.   It will be a precious service.”]

Connecting the reading of this questionnaire with this information, we cannot stifle the fear that it fits the type of surveys that are to deliver an already fabricated result, agreeable to the drafters [of the documents]; and that this result might consist in the “ascertainment” of  the failure of the Motu Proprio (a failure that would be placed on the level of liturgical reconciliation, of the mutual enrichment of the two forms of the Roman Rite, and, above all, on the pastoral level and priestly formation…). 

If all this is so, given that Summorum Pontificum, instead, has gathered together a very vast population of the faithful, and has been a great pastoral and vocational success, we would be dealing here with a colossal mystification of reality, perhaps destined to substantiate a reductive intervention on the scope of Summorum Pontificum, and of a return to the indult method. If not worse…

What can we say in the face of all this? May the People of Summorum Pontificum make known to those concerned immediately, that if this is the way things really are we are on to them. And the S.P. people will do everything to avoid behaving like the foolish virgins [of the Parable - Mt. 25].

The Editor. 

*
a letter signed by some well-known scholars, like Padre Augé and also a significant number of Prof. Grillo’s students  - currently subject to his academic authority.
May God have mercy on us for His justice is overdue,
Diane

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

WORDS OF COMFORT IN THESE TRYING TIMES

Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
“Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus”

John 16:31-33 Jesus answered them: Do you now believe?
*Behold the hour cometh, and is now come, that you shall be dispersed, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.

"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?"
Luke 12:6

How much more does God love us than a bird? He gives us so many chances to come to Him through the priest to say we are sorry for the things that have offended Him in the gift of the sacrament of Confession this helps to humble us because humans are prone to pride as our first parents, Adam and Eve. Pride was the reason for their fall from grace, they wanted the knowledge that God possessed. It was also the reason that God's favorite angel fell, Lucifer was the favored but he wanted to be GOD with that choice he was cast out of heaven along with those angels who "would not serve."

HE is an amazing God. I pray that during this time you will grow in knowledge of Him. Since many of you have time now, would you watch this video ? Please take the time to watch. https://padreperegrino.org/?s=How+to+attend+Mass


Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph Terror of Demons and the love of souls. 
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

DO NOT FALL INTO DISPAIR, HOPE IN GOD

 

Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
“Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus” 
 

Given the times we are living in, which I warned about 10 years ago, I felt it important for us all not to despair. This is the reason for my post today!

After receiving Our Lord Jesus Christ at Mass this morning at St. Philomena in Brookville, Indiana it came to me very clearly "No more sacrileges of the Eucharist from the laity (meaning) Holy Communion in the hand possibly dropping (small particles) Our Lord on the floor to be walked on, and more importantly no Satanists to come and steal Our Lord by the reception of Holy Communion in the hand." I have to tell you this actually made me feel better about this might be the last time I receive Him for a while.

When Mass was over I said my Thanksgiving prayers and then my meditation for the day.  My Spiritual Director suggested a book called "Meditations For Each Day" by Antonio Cardinal Bacci. I cannot recommend this book enough. Each day it lifts me up to rise to be the best person I can be but also makes me look at how I can be better.

I would like to share my meditation for the day and maybe it might help you as much as it has helped me today:
   "How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts! My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest in which she puts her young~Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my king, and my God! Happy they who dwell in Your house! Continually they praise you"(Psalm 83:1-5)
   It is in these colourful words that the Psalmist expresses his longing for the house of God, where He can retire to pray and find comfort for His soul. The Saints also found happiness in long hours of prayer before their Creator. Any consolation which the world can give us s shadowy and elusive compared with the peace which God gives those who, in the greatness of their faith and love, shut out al thought of earthly things in order to kneel before His tabernacle and converse with Him. If we need consolation, let us look for it before the altar. Only there will our unlimited desire for true and lasting peace find satisfaction.
   We can gain strength and comfort from prayer especially when we are tempted and in danger of yielding to sin. God may not answer us immediately, because He may wish to try our faith and love. But if we persist and tell Jesus that we would die rather than offend Him, He will take pity on us. He will stretch out his hand as He did in the storm-tossed boat with the Apostles and over us also there will come "a great calm"(Mt. 8:26; Mk. 4:39; Lk. 8:34). Any sacrifice on our part is amply repaid by the peace which follows victory over temptation. Let us not be afraid. Let us pray, and God will console us. 
   There are moments when we are overcome by a very deep sadness. It may be an illness, the result of which could be death or inability to work. Perhaps it is an insult or calumny which has crushingly humiliated us. Or perhaps it some sin into which we have fallen so seriously that we are close to despair. Somehow, our cross seems too heavenly to bear. It is now that we are in special need of prayer. We can find peace and resignation. God is infinitely good and loves us with a fatherly love. Let us turn confidently to Him. If we pray with humility and perseverance, we shall be comforted.  
 
Today is March 17, 2020, St. Patrick's Day. I just found out recently he has never been formally canonized by the Catholic Church. In other words, there has been no formal process for canonization. When St. Patrick died this practice didn't exist. He was proclaimed a saint by popular acclaim, it is a possibility that a bishop approved and this is why he is known as a saint. The official process for canonization did not come until about the 12th century.

Please pray very hard in these dark times, trust me it will get much worse. The only way to prepare is to fast and pray GOD will show us the way.

Everything I do, I do for the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph Terror of Demons and the love of souls. 





Saturday, January 11, 2020

DISPELL THE DARKNESS KNOW THE TRUTH

Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva CristoRey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!

There is a new Series out by the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation, you need to see this. 

The damage that has been done by theistic evolution being taught is unbelievable and almost is hard to comprehend without the grace of God. This evil that is being taught by those who choose to distort the truth is unprecedented in our day. This distorted belief in the beginning attacking the truth in the Most Holy Bible is not acceptable. This is the reason so many have no hope, it is also the reason we have so many on anti-depressant drugs, they think this world is all there is this is a lie straight from lucifer. 

The truth needs to be heard and the Kolbe Center has done it in this most blessed DVD Series. Please take the time to watch the Trailer then sign up to watch the first 2 episodes of the Series "Foundations Restored," trust me it will NOT disappoint!




We know what lurks in the dark, it is satan, his minions and his lies. He hates God and the truth, you and the light, he wants the souls of children the sooner he gets them the harder it is to get them back. 

WHAT are you going to do about IT? ARE you going to sit back and watch and do nothing?

WE ARE ALL CALLED TO BE SAINTS, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR START TODAY! As St. Joan of Arc said "Forward Boldly"

May God bless and Our Lady of America, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Raphael guide and protect us in the days ahead.

Everything I do, I do for my love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of Mary!


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Real Reason "They" stopped the Canonization of Fulton Sheen (Watch)


Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe! 
Si vis pacem, para bellum!

The video speaks for its self. I need not add anything but to say GOD never made anyone sinful. 
HE never made anyone a sodomite.
 
I offer everything I do for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 




May God bless and Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. Michael, St. Raphael and St. Joan of Arc guide and protect us in the days ahead.
Di