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I rejoiced with the election of this new smiling Pope from Venice, Italy. He was the 1st Pope to call himself the 1st since Pope Lando in the Year of the Lord 913.


He abdicated the Throne after 1000 years of Roman Catholic tradition, saying no crown and throne for the Pope who is just a simple priest. The Throne belongs to Christ. Saying that put all the Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops on notice. He started to clean House. The Old Guard in the Vatican must have been horrified when this new Pope started taking charge, implementing his Vision of Christ in private and public.


The world to this Day, has not perceived or understood the significance of this historic, major symbol of a  shift in Power. It announced to the world, the Advent of Christ coming closer to the People.


From the moment he was elected, he smiled and laughed a whole lot unlike his predecessors, and appeared strong and healthy. A month later he was dead. After watching The Borgias series on Bravo, I have to wonder? Was he implementing Change at too fast a pace to the discomfort of the traditionalists?



Pope Paul VI and Papal Triple Tiara Crown. The last Pope to have a Coronation Ceremony, Crown and Throne.


And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old  men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.             

Joel 2:28


On my voyage in search of the Spirit of ´76, for a time I washed dishes for $1/hr at Suzanne´s Kitchen on the Boardwalk in Venice, California. I had a free place to stay half a block from the Ocean, and I was invited to party more than I could accept.


Waking every morning to witness the sun rise, I took a one task job at the Sea & Shore Restaurant to set up the patio tables & chairs facing the Ocean at 7am. For doing just that, I got a full breakfast, and for the rest of the day, apart from working at Suzanne´s from 11am to 9pm, I could sit on the patio meeting and greeting people with unlimited free coffee until closing. The bonus was, as a Canadian, it was my 1st Winter in the hot Sun.


One morning, 2 years before the brief Pontificate of Pope John Paul I, I woke up from a dream remembering the vivid images. I was a small child, perhaps 6 or 7, wearing a big, adult, General´s Uniform. The cap covered my ears. The sleeves extended way beyond my hands. The greatcoat and sword crumpled up on the floor.

Standing at the bottom of a great stairway, at the top, crowned and enthroned, was the Pope with all the attendant pomp and ceremony. He got up from the throne, and coming down the stairs, said to me, ¨Here are the Keys.¨

¨You´re giving me the Keys?¨ The Pope answered, ¨Yes.¨

¨You´re giving me the Keys to the Kingdom?¨ The Pope answered, ¨Yes.¨

¨You´re giving me the Keys to the Vatican and the Treasury of the Vatican?¨ In the Dream The Pope answered, ¨It´s all yours, and you can do what you want with it.¨

I said, ¨If it´s all mine, let´s order Champagne for the world, and go uptown Saturday night.¨ Then I woke up.


Was the Dream a symbolic, physical representation of the Spirit of this letter?


At the same time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them,
And said, Verily I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18

This is a radical, revolutionary way of looking at things in a world where people think they know it all and only what they want to know.


The following video clip from ‘Brother Sun Sister Moon,’ the story of the conversion of Francis of Assisi upon returning from the 5th Crusade against Islam in the Middle East in the year 1210, is a fairly good visual graphic of  the stairway in the dream I had in Venice, California in the Spirit of ’76. I thank God for the Internet.

In my dream, there was only the stairway which was much higher and steeper than in the movie, with the Pope coming down it and me at the bottom.  All the Cardinals and Bishops in the movie were not in my dream, but the Church also being government at that Time, they were the Cabinet Ministers or Cabinet Secretaries, the rich and CEOs of those days. The Church was the way to money and power.

The following clip is the scene of Francis of Assisi before Pope Innocent III, embedded in this article February 26, 2011, 2 years before Pope Francis appeared in the real world.


I´m still a subsistence worker, just managing from pay to pay, no 3 month reserve. An unexpected van breakdown or traffic fine/tax puts me in the hole. That last part of the dream has not come true – yet. The first part did come true in the real world.

A year later in 1977 I was publicly active in Ottawa, CanaDa’s Capital, giving spontaneous speeches to growing crowds on the Sparks Street Mall. I maneuvered into the position so I could stand face to face with Prime Minister Trudeau and hand a letter directly to him without any intermediaries from Time to Time as he entered or left the House of Commons . I was in that unique position for 7 years until he quit in 1984, two weeks after representatives on his behalf questioned me at length on my attitude toward him.

Additional details on the circumstances that got me into that unique position with Prime Minister Trudeau can be read here.

Late at night on August 3rd 1978, only by chance, I happened to be walking near the Langevin Blockas Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s limousine and RCMP security detail pulled up. As Trudeau got out of the car, I said, “Peter, feed the sheep.” This is a variation of what Christ said to the 1st Pope, Peter.  I could not say feed “my sheep” because they belong to the Lord, not me. Passing by me, he shrugged his shoulders and replied, “Alright! Alright! I’ll feed the sheep” and leaped up the stairs to his Office. (Pierre is Peter in French)

In the official record of this encounter, the RCMP Officer writes I was nonsensical saying “Peter, feed the sheep” the quote being in the record. Naturally it would be nonsensical to the RCMP Officer. He didn’t understand the Spirit by which the words were spoken.

But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness;
But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
That no flesh should glory in his presence.
But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Corinthians: 23:31

Three days later Pope Paul VI, successor to the Apostle Peter died. Jesus spoke those words to Peter/Pope as recorded in John 21:15-25.

The world rejoiced with with the election of the Cardinal from Venice, Italy, who became Pope John Paul I. He was relatively young and vibrant with a happy smile and appeared healthy.

Popes were crowned and enthroned like kings up to the election of Pope Paul VI. Pope John Paul I changed all that by abdicating the throne after 1000 years of Catholic tradition. Popes have not been crowned and enthroned since then.

In the real world, Pope John Paul I from Venice Italy acted out the dream I had in Venice California in the Revolutionary Spirit of ’76 two years earlier.

The world, to this very day, has not perceived and understood this important and significant Spiritual symbol of a shift in power and sign of Christ coming closer to the common people.

A month after the election of John Paul I, moved by the Spirit on September 25, 1978 to convey a new message to Pierre/Peter Trudeau. I called his personal secretary, Cecile Viau, and recounting the previous months Papal events, I left the same message Jesus said to the Apostle Peter a second time, “Peter, feed the sheep.”

I was always connected to her phone through the main PMO switchboard, and only called when Prime Minister Trudeau was out of town if the Spirit of God moved me to deliver a message in any one Day. Otherwise, he left the House to go home for lunch & returning at the same times daily. He was regular leaving at the same time at the end of the Day.

To my surprise, shock and consternation, three days later the new Pope died. I was acting in my FAITH, moved by the Free Spirit of God in that Day I said the words directly to the Prime Minister, and for the 2nd time to his personal Secretary. I had no foreknowledge Popes would die 3 days later 2 times on speaking the words in my Faith.

The world was not aware of these behind the scenes realities. The world media just reported on the big news of Popes dying. God, Trudeau, Cecile Viau, his RCMP Security, and I knew. Unfortunately, Pierre Trudeau and Cecile Viau are no longer with us but the RCMP records remain.

On October 13, 1978, Prime Minister Trudeau made an appearance at Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa to speak to the children prior to what the media called a ¨mini-election¨ of 15 federal ridings having a by-election. Standing at the main entrance to the school as he arrived, I said to the Prime Minister, “Peter, look at the Spirit of the 13. Feed the lambs.” I was wearing my trademark No. 13 jersey that can be seen in the picture below published by The Ottawa Citizen September 10, 1977. Official RCMP VIP Security reports confirm this incident.

The only difference from John’s account in the Bible is Jesus said to Peter, to whom the Pope is Successor, “Feed my Lambs” 1st in the sequence. This is said last in the Spirit of the Day as it is written, But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Matthew 19:30

Three days later I was in the Prime Minister’s Suite of a downtown Ottawa hotel watching election returns with Michael John Houlton the Independent Candidate for Ottawa Centre and other friends. Those returns were interrupted with news of the election of Pope John Paul II. Trudeau lost 13 of the 15 by-election seats up for grabs. Trudeau’s election was scheduled. The election of the Pope was not.

The 1st time I reasoned it could just be a co-incidence. What you have just read is exactly the way it happened. What would you think if that was your True Life experience?

For the last 7 years he was Prime Minister, I was in the unique position to  be able to directly hand Trudeau a letter from time to time at the door of The Members entrance to the House of Commons as he got in or out of his Limousine. I never met him in private.

While The Ottawa Citizen wrote many stories on my Ottawa activities, the only Time I made the Front Page with Pierre Trudeau was in this lead image from February 2, 1982, as he was entering the National Conference Center for theConference of First Ministers on the Economy.

The Citizen caption ‘Cheerful Prime Minister Trudeau arrives for another round of talks with provinces’ does not convey the story behind his smile. His limousine had just pulled up to the curb. You can see me between him and the photographer. I have a big smile, wearing a toque and my trademark #13 jersey. I am holding a white sign done in calligraphy on a pole. A rubber snake was coiled at the top of the pole.

As he got out of his car I said, “Prime Minister! Look at my sign! I had it made just for you and the Premiers.” It read: Woe to those who Judge for hire and profit, but not for Justice and Truth.” Obviously he liked the sign, or at least, my initiative on behalf of A Just Society, or maybe just the difference from the usual personalities surrounding him?

Citizen photo – ’2nd Police Warning for God’s Emissary’ September 10,1977

Two weeks before he announced he was quitting on February 29, 1984, I was unexpectedly visited and questioned at length by emissaries on his behalf wanting to know my attitude toward him? His RCMP VIP Security had previously determined I was no physical threat to him.

Everyone surprised. Trudeau quits

I was disappointed he quit. I liked him and was always respectful toward him in our public meetings, hoping he would do greater things for CanaDa and the world. I have never been moved in my Spirit to approach any other Prime Minister in person like that since him.  Prime Minister Harper has personally acknowledged several of my email messages.

Thanking God for the Internet, email is so much more convenient as I approach my 71st year.


It was a great surprise and wonder, when Prime Minister Trudeau moved from The House of Commons to the Cormier House in Montreal. The links below are images of that House.

Cormier/Trudeau House – Montreal

Foyer – Cormier/Trudeau House

Study – Cormier/Trudeau House

Fireplace – Cormier/Trudeau House


With no fixed Day for the election of a Pope, I was particularly pleased to see the new Pope was elected on March 13, 2013, having been associated with that number for a long time. With the benefit of hindsight, the video of Francis of Assisi before the Pope in 1210, embedded in this article 2 years before his election, fills me with wonder and anticipation as he emulates the example of the original Francis.



Ray Joseph Cormier Added Jul 16, 2017 - 10:14pm
Thank you Dannl for your comment. All that I wrote is from personal experience without exaggeration or embellishment.
Take the incidents where I said to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the father of the current PM, "Peter, "feed the sheep" (Peter is Pierre in French.)
I had no idea or foreknowledge the The Pope, whose position is "Successor to the Apostle Peter" would die 3 days later. I spoke in the Spirit of Christ's words spoken to Peter as recorded in John 21:15-18
As the article states, this happened 3 times as Jesus asked Peter 3 Times, 'Do you love me' as Christ was ascending into heaven.
The Dream I had in Venice, California in 1976, 2 years before Pope John-Paul I was elected from Venice, Italy, and actually came down from the Throne in the REAL MATERIAL WORLD.
Before they were called Prophets, they were called SEERS. They took note of the Spiritual Signs the people who are totally materialist miss.
There are 82 articles posted to my Blog and I have to find the Way to revitalize the content. You may be right in saying, " but too many avenues to go down."
September 13, 1976, page 3A, THE KANSAS CITY TIMES published a Vision of what I saw on the way;
target="_blank">“He came to town for the Republican National Convention and will stay until the election in November TO DO GOD'S BIDDING: To tell the world, from Kansas City, this country has been found wanting and its days are numbered […] He gestured toward a gleaming church dome. “The gold dome is the symbol of Babylon,” he said.” […] He wanted to bring to the Public’s attention an “idea being put out subtly and deceptively” by the government that we have to get prepared for a war with Russia.”
It seems to me these 40 years later, this real big material World is GENERALLY unfolding in the spirit of that 1976 letter.
Jeff Jackson Added Jul 17, 2017 - 12:24am
The power of the Catholic Church has eroded over time. Bear in mind that for centuries the kings and queens of Europe were vetted, or approved by the Catholic Church. King Henry VIII was one of the first to reject the rule of the pope, but for reasons more personal than governmental. 
The French Revolution was another milestone in the removal of the pope and the Catholic Church from power in Europe. I didn't see you mention that at one time there were two popes, both claiming to be the leader, or ruler of the Catholics. If one looks hard enough, you might find documentation of a lot of corruption and, shall we say, conduct unbecoming of a religious ruler, especially a Christian one. I have nothing against the Catholic Church, but its history is spotted with conduct unbecoming of a Christian institution. That's all history.
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."- Aldous Huxley
Tubularsock Added Jul 17, 2017 - 1:06am
Ray, Tubularsock found your journey fascinating. Not big on the Catholic Church for many reasons but you seem to be having an interesting time of it.
Those are some powerful dreams!
Used to sit in on a Catholic Church's doings years ago just to listen to the Latin but once they dump that and put it in English just sounded like the same old shit to Tubularsock. No offense intended just observation. Cheers.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Jul 17, 2017 - 12:13pm
This was once in my now deleted Biography in Wikipedia.
Lunch with the Pope’s Ambassador
In 1985 Cormier was extended the rare honour and recognition of being invited to lunch with lunch with the Pope’s target="_blank">Apostolic Nuncio to Canada. Passing through the main Dining Hall with it’s seven foot fireplace and table seating at least fifty, The Nuncio, Charge D’Affairs, Secretary and Cormier entered a beautifully decorated, intimate Dining room with a table for twelve. The dinnerware had a gold band around the edge with the target="_blank">Papal tiara crown in gold at the top. It was a formal setting. with the whitest linen tablecloth and flowers.
As the guest, the man for all seasons and reasons served Cormier first and the Secretary last, and at that point he deliberately picked up the dessert fork at the top of the plate to eat the rigatoni meat sauce appetizer with the most wonderful aroma.
The Pope’s Ambassador stopped him, pointing to the fork on the side. Replacing it, Cormier said, “Excuse me, Your Excellency. It’s been over ten years since I left the refinements of the business world where I negotiated multi-million dollar deals in Board Rooms and fine restaurants. I’ve lost touch with that sense of refinement. To tell you the Truth, Your Excellency, since I’ve been walking with Jesus, most of the people I encounter can’t even afford to eat good food, let alone have matched dinnerware.”
Jesus was brutal talking to religious leaders.
Being a Diplomat and recovering, The Nuncio asked, “What’s on the mind of youth?” Cormier said, “Sex, drugs, music, peace, love, friendship, money, security and work, not necessarily in that order of priority.” “Oh! It’s just like target="_blank">Sodom and Gomorrah” was the reply.
Cormier said, “Surely Your Excellency knows the Prophet target="_blank">Ezekiel said what the sin of Sodom was in Chapter"_blank" rel="nofollow">[6] It was pride, fullness of bread and abundance of idleness was in her and her daughters and she was haughty. Neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. It had nothing to do with sexual activity.”
Sitting in the front seat of the limousine with the Man for all Seasons and Reasons living in the Gatehouse to the Apostolic Nunciature with his wife, and driving him home after lunch, he told Cormier his wife is a Cormier.
Steve Bergeron Added Jul 17, 2017 - 4:25pm
Certainly one of my favorite Popes.  Saw a movie on his life recently and thoroughly enjoyed it.  So may people, unfortunately, don't understand what the Church is and isn't.  As the late Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, "There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church — which is, of course, quite a different thing."
Lady Sekhmetnakt Added Aug 16, 2017 - 11:43pm
As a person of faith myself (although not Christian) to whom religion is a very important part of my life I respect the Catholic faith and the office of the sovereign Pope. I'm particularly impressed with the current Pope Francis and the remarks he has made regarding preserving the environment for our children's futures. 

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