I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of [sinners]…. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy… He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. —Diary of St Faustina, 1160, 848, 1146
On January 22, 1980, Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests, that: "Humanity is now on the brink of that destruction which it could bring upon itself by its own hand. Indeed, that which was predicted to you by Me at Fatima, concerning the final closing of this age of yours, has already begun."
And on January 1, 1980, Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi that: "You are now being called to enter a time in which great sufferings await you. First of all, my Church will have to suffer as it is called to a more intense and painful process of purification." There are very definite signs that this hour of Calvary for the Church has already begun: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/4865
The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that: "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." (CCC, No. 675).
As Mr. Mark Mallett has made clear, there is a "marking of souls" taking place. "The Lord is sifting, the divisions are growing, and souls are being marked as to whom they serve." (Source: http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=257#more-257).
This is the fundamental choice we must all make: whom will we serve. *Jesus says in John 5:43: "I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. In the Latin Vulgate, "Ego veni in nomine Patris mei et non accipitis me si alius venerit in nomine suo illum accipietis."
Antichrist comes in his own name. And many will follow him and his supreme religious deception. Indeed many are already receiving his mark as they choose the Man of Sin and reject the Lord Jesus and His Mystical Body which is the Church.