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I believe that the world has become so evil/wicked/perverse that prayers and sacrifices can only mitigate the upcoming Great Chastisment where perhaps a third or more of mankind will likely be killed. The horror will only be outdone by the purification that comes in its path.
I believe the Consecration will either come right before the Great Chastisement or within a short time after it. There will be a period of peace all right. The devastation will be so immense that about all the survivors could do would be to throw sticks and stones at each other, but after the mind numbing and hugely traumatizing deadly shock from the sky I don't think many, if any, of the survivors will even want to do that. (Magnify the scene of the dazed survivors of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or Dresden to the nth degree and you might begin to imagine what I think it will be like.)
I believe that the Consecration will bring an extremely gigantic outpouring of grace to the survivors of the Chastisemant -- so much so that the surviving Christians will bring to the world a true Christian evangelization with such an intensity and scope that the history of the world has never seen and never will see again. The Christians will evangelize with the heroic virtue of saints and the recipients will receive the grace to open their hearts to the evangelization. Christianity will rise up from the ashes on a truly universal and unprecedented scale.
Some of the beautiful traditional chapels, churches, and cathedrals may or may not be miraculously saved from destruction so as to help the survivors remember the concrete glories of their Christian heritage and to serve as an inspiration for the new converts to the Church. I don't think we need be overly sad when we see our beautiful churches being physically destroyed by the usurpers, especially when we accept the fact that many, if not most of them may very well turn into ashes in the Great Chastisment which may happen today or tomorrow. Things are that bad!
Let us try to reduce our distractions and attachments. Let us concentrate and focus more than ever on our great goal of working out our salvation "in fear and trembling." Stay close to the Sacrament of Penance! Stay in the state of grace and ask the Good God each day to help us conform more completely to his will. Without his grace we can do nothing. With his grace we can do all things. If we look at a miserable and greatly fallen sinner, we may exclaim, "But for the grace of God go I, " but if we look at a saint (I know -- where are they?!) we may just as rightly exclaim, "But for my lack of cooperation with the grace of God go I."