Because of loss of faith and sinfulness of many of the members of the church, it is about to undergo a time of trial and testing. We are already experiencing a series of chastisements. Those reading this book will consider the “signs of the times” and should begin Preparing spiritually and psychologically for the very real possibility of religious persecution in the near future. “Preparing for the Coming Persecution’ By Rev. Joseph Esper is designed to help Catholics willing to make the effort. The information provided in theses pages is not intended to shock or up set you, but to inform you and help you prepare For all that is coming to inspire you to place your trust in Jesus, and seek the maternal protection of the Blessed Mother. We are called to remain faithful to Him take up our crosses each day, so to be numbered among His chosen ones. As long as we remain faithful to Him we will share in his victory.