“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12

The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate are now under visitation according to a report on Rorate. What is behind suppression of the Franciscans of the Immaculate?

As an outsider who only has access to information in the public domain – it seems that suppression of  this order represents an escalation of persecution and the removal of a great consolation.

Why these Franciscans? They promote devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady and the secrets of Fatima through their apostolate  ‘A day with Mary’. They are young, vibrant, faithful and orthodox with a preference for the vetus ordo.

It seems like the Devil wouldn’t need much help in picking a target.

Pray for them, they are suffering with Christ – and so shall we.