Prophecy of Premol (496)
"Is such a sacrifice not enough to appease your wrath, 0 Lord? But no, what then is this noise of arms? These cries of war and fear? What do the four winds bring? Ah! the dragon has appeared in all countries and has brought terrible confusion everywhere. There is war everywhere. Men and people have risen up one against the other. War, war, war---civil war and foreign war. What frightening onsets. Everything is mourning and death; famine reigns in the fields.
"The general revolution has followed. In these future happenings will Paris be destroyed? Jerusalem! Jerusalem! (Paris) save yourself from the fire of Sodom and Gomorrah, and from the sack of Babylon. Why Lord, do you not stop all this with Your Arm? Is the fury of men not enough without flaming ruins? Must the elements still serve Your wrath? Stop, Lord, stop! Towns are ruined. The elements are let loose. Cities are destroyed by earthquakes. Mercy and grace for Zion (Rome?); but You are deaf to our cries, and the Mount of Zion tumbles down with a crash. And here it is that the King of Zion (Pope?) along with his cross, with his sceptre and his triple crown, shaking off, on the ruins, the dust of his shoes, hastens to flee towards other shores. And is it not so, 0 Lord, that Your Church is rent asunder by her own children?
"The sons of Zion are divided into two camps--one faithful to the fugitive Pontiff, and the other inclined or disposed to the government of Zion respecting the Sceptre, but breaking in pieces the triple crown.
"But my spirit wanders and my eyes become obscured at the sight of this terrible cataclysm. But the Spirit said to me, that the man who hopes in God does penance, because the all powerful and merciful God will draw the world out of confusion and a new world will commence. Then the Spirit said to me: 'Here is the beginning of the end of Time which begins!' And I awoke terrified."
St. Remigius (died 535)
"The kingdom of France is predestined by God for the defence of the Roman Church, which is the only true Church of Christ. This kingdom shall one day be great among the kingdoms of the earth, and shall embrace all the limits of the Roman Empire, and shall submit all other kingdoms to its own sceptre. It shall last until the end of time. It shall be victorious and prosperous as long as it will remain faithful to the Holy Roman See, and will not be guilty of any of those crimes which ruin nations; but it shall be rudely punished every time that it will become unfaithful to its vocation."
a. St. Caesar of Arles (469-543)
"When the entire world, and in a special manner France, and in France more particularly the provinces of the North, of the east, and above all, that of Lorraine and Champagne, shall have been a prey to the greatest miseries and trials, then the provinces shall be succoured by a prince who had been exiled in his youth, and who shall recover the crown of the lilies.
"This prince shall extend his dominion over the entire universe. At the same time there will be a great Pope, who will be most eminent in sanctity and most perfect in every quality. This Pope shall have with him, the Great Monarch, a most virtuous man, who shall be a scion of the holy race of the French kings. This Great Monarch will assist the Pope in the reformation of the whole earth. Many princes and nations that are living in error and impiety shall be converted, and an admirable peace shall reign among men during many years, because the wrath of God shall be appeased through their repentance, penance, and good works. There will be one common law one only faith, one baptism, one religion. All nations shall recognize the Holy See of Rome, and shall pay homage to the Pope. But after some considerable time fervor shall cool, iniquity shall abound, and moral corruption shall become worse than ever, which shall bring upon mankind the last and worse persecution of Anti-Christ, and the end of the world."
b. "There shall be a great carnage and as great an effusion of blood as in the time of the Gentiles: the Universal Church and the whole world shall deplore the ruin and capture of that most celebrated city, the capital and mistress of France: the altars and temples shall be destroyed; the holy virgins after experiences (verbatim: choose either 'after having experienced' or 'of) many outrages, shall fly from their monasteries: the pastors of the Church shall abandon their pulpits and the Church itself be despoiled of all temporalities."
St. Bearcan (d. 544)
"After the man whose cognomen will be Ruadh (Red), a spirit of fire will come from the north; he will march towards Dublin;-there will be but one Lord over all Ireland. It is he that will bring affliction on the Galls (non celts), by which their savage hordes shall suffer; until he will sail across the azure sea to Rome he will be a great king renowned for feats of arms."
St. Senanus (d. 560)
"Impart to me, 0 Senanus, information concerning the latter ages of the world; what shall be the condition of the race of people who will not observe rectitude in their judgments, who will entertain false and treacherous intentions; shall any individual of them be admitted into the regal mansions of heaven? Falsehood will characterize that class of men who will sit in judgment to pass sentence according to law:-between the father and his own son, litigations will subsist. The clergy of the holy church will be addicted to pride and injustice; the advantages they will aim at shall be the possession of worldly substance. Women will abandon feelings of delicacy, and co-habit with men out of wedlock; they will follow those practices without secrecy, and such habits will become almost unsuppressable. All will rush into iniquity against the will of the Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The earth will not produce its fruits for the race of people to whom I allude; full mansions will be deserted, and unpleasant will be the tidings concerning them. Dreadful plagues will come upon all the race of Adam.
b. "They (English) themselves will betray each other; in consequence of which their sovereignty will he broken; they will stain their swords and battle-axes with blood; -they will be a selfish race devoid of benignity. The son of the King of Saxon will come to join them across the sea; he will part with the sovereignty of the English in the country whence he will come. The English and the Irish of Ireland will unite in one confederation against the forces of the Saxons, their confederacy cannot be dissolved. The king of the Saxon's son will come at the head of his forces; in consequence of the protection he will extend to them, Ireland shall be freed from her fears. One monarch will rule in Ireland, over the English and the pure Irish; from the reign of that man, the people shall suffer no destitution."
St. Ultan (d. 656)
"Then the Ruadh will proceed to the south, he will offer much opposition to the English, my confidence is in the Redhead for valour - he will free Eire from her difficulties. In a month after that hard-fought battle, another king will come from the north, I assure you, without the least deception, that three battles will be broken in one day. The battle shall continue during a whole week, it will be fought by the sons of a sovereign prince; it is at the termination of a week; after that, the aliens shall be dispersed. Wednesday will be the day of the battle, by which the aliens shall be driven from their strongholds; none of them shall remain after that but what birds would be able to carry off in their claws!"
a. Merlin (7th century)
"There will come a German Anti-Pope. Italy and Germany will be sorely troubled. A French King will restore the true Pope."
b. After destruction of England by seven kings there "shall come a dreadful dead man, and with him a Royal Great Monarch of the best blood in the world and he shall set England on the right way and put out all heresies. He shall be the last King over England.
"When the tail of Virgo shall enter Leo, and Scorpio shall ascend the back of Saggitarius, the northern kingdoms shall be wasted by reapers; the southern principalities shall end in lust; and the powers of the Island Monarchies shall be harnessed.
"Cruel wars shall be scattered by the wind, whose beginning were by a staff; their growth and continuance by bastards, and gulled by a revengeful hail.
"The sun itself shall play on the tinterell, clad with a vermillion coat, and the moon with dun-buskins (brown-symbol of tragedy) shall amble to the fair.
"Those on whom these things shall come, for grief and sorrow shall pine away. A prince of royal stock shall come forth, crowned from the northern parts, to his own people unexpected, but desired by foreigners, who, because he shall bear a 'rampant lion' shall therefore be called a Lion. He shall advance his conquering armies against his enemies and by woeful successes shall harass the territories of neighbour Princes. He shall exceed Alexander the Great in virtue (bad rendering of the latin: virtus = power/strength) and Cyrus in success. He shall cross the sea and be saluted Emperor by many kings. A certain ancient city he shall lay level with the ground.
"In the meanwhile a powerful Prince out of the East shall provoke him to battle. Against whom the Lion shall march with all his forces and pitching his camp on this side (west) of the Euphrates, shall await him. If the Prince shall come over the river the Lion shall be overcome; but he (Lion) shall cross the river with his army and give his enemy a bloody defeat and be master of all the East.
"Whilst these things are happening, divers petty kings from India shall break into Syria with mighty armies. Provided for battle, they shall wait for the Lion about the Valley of Jehosaphat, where they shall, by him, be all wholly cut off. Not long afterwards the Lion himself will die in eminent piety, after having established the Kingdom of the Fugitives ('transfugarum' Jews?).
a. Old Welsh Prophecy
"Ovens shall be esteemed as much as churches; as one sows, another shall reap. Death shall be better than wretched life; charity shall be with few men."
b. "After that time (of irreligion) there shall come through the south with the Sun, on horse of tree, and upon all waves of the sea, the chicken of the Eagle (soldiers of the Great Monarch?) sailing into Britain."
St. Maeltamblacht (7th century)
"In the latter ages destitution will fall upon many people, and whenever the English will commit great evils against the children of Eire, then the English will be expelled and Eire become the property of her rightful owners."
Old Irish Prophecy
"A peace shall be dissembled, that peace may well be trembled; that peace shall false be proved, all peace shall be removed; Why? A most grievous fight shall rise upright."
St. Odile (d. 740)
"Listen, listen oh my brother, for I have seen the terror of the forests and of the mountains. Fear has seized the people because never in any region of the universe has one given testimony of such trouble. The time has come when Germany will be called the most belligerent nation of the world. The period has arrived when out of her bosom will come the terrible warrior who will undertake to spread war in the world. The men in arms will call him the Anti-Christ. He will be cursed by mothers by thousands who will lament like Rachel over the fate of their children, and who will refuse consolation because they will no longer be of this world and all will be devastated in their homes.
"The conqueror will come from the banks of the Danube. He will be a remarkable chief among men. The war that he will make will be the most terrifying that men have ever undertaken. His arm will be flamboyant and the helmets of hissoldiers will bear points darting flashlights, while their hands will carry lighted torches. It will be impossible to calculate the number of cruelties committed. He will be victorious on land, sea, and even in the air because one will see winged warriors, in these unbelievable attacks, mounting to the heavens to seize the stars and throw them on the cities from one end of the universe to the other in order to start gigantic fires. The nations will be astonished and will say: 'whence comes this force?' 'How is he able to undertake such a war?' The earth will tremble at the shock of the fighting. The rivers will run red with blood and sea monsters will disperse with terror to the top of the oceans, while black storms will spread desolation everywhere. Future generations will be astonished to see that his powerful and numerous enemies will not have been capable of stopping the march of his victories.
"And the war will be long. The conqueror will have attained the apogee of his triumphs towards the middle of the sixth month of the second year of hostilities. This will be the end of the first period of bloody victories. He will say 'accept the yoke of my domination,' while continuing his victories. But his enemies will not submit and the war will continue and he will cry out: 'Misfortune will make them fall because I am the conqueror.'
"The second part of the war will be equal in length to half of the first part. They will call it the period of 'diminuition.' It will be full of surprises which will make the earth tremble when twenty belligerent nations will clash. Towards the middle of this period the little nations submissive to the conqueror will cry out: 'Give us peace.' But there will not be peace for these nations. This will not be the end of these wars but the beginning of the end and the combats of body against body will take place in the citadel of citadels. Then will be seen a revolt among the women of his own country who will wish to stone him. But one will also see prodigies in the Orient.
"The third period will be the shortest of all and the conqueror will have lost confidence in his warriors. This period will be called the 'period of invasion' because by just retribution the soil of the conqueror by reason of his injustice and his atheism, will be invaded in all parts and pillaged. Around the mountains torrents of blood will flow. This will be then the last battle.
"The nations will sing hymns of gratitude in the temples of God and will thank the Most High for their deliverance because then will have appeared the warrior (Great Monarch?) who will disperse the troops of the conqueror, the armies of which will be annihilated by an unknown and frightful illness. This evil will discourage his soldiers, while the nations will say: 'The finger of God is there. It is a just chastisement.'
"Because God is just - while sometimes allowing cruelty and depredations - all the spoliated people, who will have believed Him, will recover what they have lost and something additional as a reward on earth."
Rabanus Mauras (d. 856)
"Our principal doctors agree in announcing to us, that towards the end of time one of the descendants of the kings of France shall reign over all the Roman Empire; and that he shall be the greatest of the Empire; and that he shall be the greatest of the French monarchs, and the last of his race.
"After having most happily governed his kingdom, he will go to Jerusalem, and depose on Mount Olivet his sceptre and crown. This shall be the end and conclusion of the Roman and Christian Empire."
Leo the Philosopher (d. 911)
"There will arise an imperial deliverer - an oriental Frederick - who will save the kingdom and the people. He will come from the Mohammedans over whom he will rule - adorned with all virtue - poor but needing nothing - two angels in the form of eunuchs will accompany him - mankind will accept him as their ruler. He will conquer the Arabs - no taxes after twelve years. Immediately after, there will set in a period of darkness, crime and revolution."
Monk Adso (d. 992)
"Some of our teachers say that a King of the Franks will possess the entire Roman Empire. This King will be the greatest and last of all monarchs, and after having prosperously governed his kingdom, he will come in the end to Jerusalem and he will lay down his sceptre and his crown upon the Mount of Olives. This will be the end and consummation of the Empire of Rome, and immediately afterwards Anti-Christ will come."
Saint Edward (d. 1066)
"The extreme corruption and wickedness of the English nation has provoked the just anger of God. When malice shall have reached the fullness of its measure, God will, in His wrath, send to the English people wicked spirits, who will punish and afflict them with great severity, by separating the green tree from its parent stem the length of three furlongs. But at last this same tree, through the compassionate mercy of God, and without any national assistance, shall return to its original root, re-flourish, and bear abundant fruit." (Concerns the English departure from and return to Christian unity.)
a. Monk Hilarion (d. 1476)
"Before the Christian churches are renovated and united, God will send the Eagle (Great Monarch) who will travel to Rome and bring much happiness and good. The Holy Man (Angelic Pastor?) will bring peace between the clergy and the Eagle and his reign will last for four years. Then after his death God will send three men who are rich in wisdom and virtue. These men will administer the laws of the Holy Man and spread Christianity everywhere. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd, one faith, one law, one life and one baptism throughout the world."
b. "The people of the Peninsula of Europe (Italy?) will suffer by unnecessary wars until the Holy Man comes. The people of Pannonia (Austria: Hitler?) will be the cause of a great war, overcome a neighbour and become an independent nation. Then will a Scourge of God come and chastise them, a Lion, which will reign a long time over the nation. That Lion will come from a high mountain in the enlightened nation. Then will the people of the Half-Moon of the Tribe of Agar overrun many nations toward midnight (North) and commit many depredations. Three years will they reign destroying all. Yet in the third year will one of the unconquerable Eagles, who reign over the Enlightened Nation between the Rhine and the North Sea, with a great army meet them by the mouth of the River Rhine and in a fearful battle almost entirely annihilate them."
a. St. Malachy (d. 1148)
"Ireland will undergo English oppression for a week of centuries but will preserve her fidelity to God and His Church. At the end of this time Ireland will be delivered and the English in turn must suffer severe chastisements. Ireland, however, will be instrumental in bringing back the English to the unity of faith."
Thomas a Becket (d. 1170)
"A knight shall come from the West - he shall capture Milan, Lombardy, and the three crowns, and then sail to Famagoste and Cyprus and land at Jaffa and reach Christ's grave, where he will fight. War and wonders later shall befall till the people believe in Christ - toward the end of the world."
a. St. Hildegard (d. 1179)
"The time is coming when princes and people will renounce the authority of the Pope. Individual countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Church property will be secularized. Priests will be persecuted. After the birth of Anti-Christ heretics will preach their false doctrines undisturbed, resulting in 'Christians having doubts about their holy Catholic faith.' " (See "Religio Depopulata".)
b. "Toward the end of the world, mankind will be purified through sufferings. This will be true especially of the clergy, who will be robbed of all property.... When the clergy has adopted a simple manner of living, conditions will improve.
c. "A powerful wind will rise in the North carrying heavy fog and the densest dust (darkness?) by divine command and it will fill their throats and eyes so they will cease their savagery and be stricken with a great fear. So after that there will be so few men left that seven women will fight for one man, that they will say to the man: 'marry me to take the disgrace from me,' for in those days it will be a disgrace for a woman to be without child, as it was by the Jews in the Old Testament."
"Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided, and in great part be submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea, and lose its colonies in the East through a Tiger and a Lion (two other nations?). The Comet by its tremendous pressure, will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the laws of God."
d. "Peace will return to Europe when the white flower (Bourbon: Great Monarch) again takes possession of the throne of France. During this time of peace the people will be forbidden to carry weapons and iron will be used only for making agricultural implements and tools. Also during this period the soil will be very productive and many Jews, heathens and heretics will join the Church."
a. Old English Prophecies
"When pictures look alive, with movements free; when ships like fishes swim beneath the sea; when men, outstripping birds, can soar the sky; then half the world, deep drenched in blood, shall die." (From a tombstone at Kirby Cemetery, Essex, England). [This prophecy is that of Mother Shipton, but it has been accused of being a forgery. But it in fact it was on a very old tombstone, then that makes it genuine!]
"Nation shall rise with nation, and make confederation. That 'all English' situation shall be taught by operation, to read upon the Passion."
"In Germany begins a dance, which passeth through Italy, Spain and France, but England shall pay the piper."
"When Our Lord shall lie in Our Lady's lap, then England will meet with a strange mishap." (Good Friday on Mar. 25?).
"The Lily (France) shall be moved against the feet of the Lion (England) and he shall stand on one side amongst the thorns (revolt?) of his own Kingdom and country."
b. "There shall come a time when a George, the son of George shall come to the throne of England. And then, at that time, an eagle shall drink the blood of princes from a headless cross. And at that time death shall fall from the sky and an army of sleeping horsemen (fifth columnists?) from beneath the earth, shall come forth and drive the enemy from the land."
c. "In the last year (of war) there shall come an Eagle (Great Monarch), out of the East, and his wings spread with the beams of the Son of Man. And that year shall be destroyed castles upon the Thames, and there shall be great fear over the whole world, and in a part of the land there shall be great battles amongst many kingdoms: that day shall see the "bloody field" and the Lily shall lose his crown, and therewith shall be crowned the Son of Man."
"In the fourth year many battles shall be fought for the faith and most of the world shall be stoopen: but the Son of Man with the Eagle shall be preferred - and there shall be universal peace over the whole world. Then shall the Son of Man receive a marvelous token, and there shall be great plenty of all manner of fruit and then shall he go to the Land of the Cross (Palestine)."
a. Old Scotch
"Falsehood shall rule five years, a peace shall be tried out but not last and punishment shall soon come."
b. "The untrue shall tremble - but when venom is banished and right rules, we shall have peace and plenty. The sun and moon shall no longer be dark (implies a period of darkness). The dead shall rise and live to comfort a knight (Great Monarch?) whom fortune chooses. He shall fight in Syria and win the Holy Cross. The Lion and the Lioness shall reign as Bannister, Ambrose, Merlin, Wigythington and Thomas say."
c. "When the Cock of the north (Russia?) bids birds to fly (planes?), the Lion (England?) shall be loose and a Dragon (United States?) shall help him. A Leonard (Great Monarch?) shall rise in the South.
"A battle shall be fought on a broad moor (Westphalia?). The Wolf (Poland?) shall be true to the Lion, and from Bamborough shall the Leopard with the Fleur-De-Lis sail.
"That winter shall many lords perish, when Tarburt Crags fall into the sea - Bede and Banister say so."
"The seven-headed city, now more brave than Jerusalem, shall be a place more desolate than Jerusalem. This Dog (that entered Germany at a loss) shall afterwards forsake his Master and choose him a New Man, whereby the Scriptures shall be fulfilled. This dog shall signify the Turk, which shall forsake his Mahomet and choose unto him the name Christian, which is a sign the day of Doom is at hand, when all the earth is subject unto God, or that all people acknowledge one only God.
"England and France shall live long at variance, but at length agree.
"The bowels of Spain shall be split asunder, and divided for want of Government.
"The 'Fleur-de-Lis' (Bourbon emblem) and France shall live long at variance, but at length agree. Then shall the clear Word spring forth and flourish through the world, which never shall be taken away.
"After this shall a milk white Dove be lifted up to honour with two Golden Lions and receive a Crown of Gold; but after all these things the end of the world shall approach, and there shall be heavy and pitiful days, with much wars and other altercations in the world and not long after universal peace."
a.Old German (12th century)
"A great war will come, after which the Kaiser will leave the country. Troubled times will follow, although the land is at peace. Then a man of lowly birth will come into power and win many successes so that Germany will become 'Great Germany.' There will be few Jews in the country. When at the height of his power this man will do something to cause another world war, resulting in Germany's downfall. Germany will become small again, but, under a Catholic monarch, will regain power and prestige. At that time a Pope will reign who has not long occupied the throne of Peter and who, through pressure of circumstances, will leave Rome."I am trying to make my notes as minimal as possible so as to not interfere with the original manuscript, but. There is something in the nature of Prophecy: The Holy Spirit speaking from the Eternal Present. And, seems to jump all over the place 'timewise'. There are many, many instances of this in Prophecy and the Bible. Even Our Lord's own prophetic words were like this.
Here for example we have a clear reference to Hitler and then suddenly we advanced beyond where we are now in the year 2001.
b. "Munster will be destroyed from the air. The atmosphere will become so pestiferous that no one will dare open a window. Then a Catholic Kaiser will enter the city on horseback, have his steed shod by a one-eyed smith, remount on the wrong side and then cease to reign. Despite this, prayer will avert much misery. In these years many people will wear red shoes."
a. Birch-Tree Prophecy (Old German)
"When the world becomes Godless: revolutions will break out against kings; fathers will be against sons and sons against fathers, dogma will be perverted; men will try to overthrow the Catholic Church; mankind will be lovers of pleasure. A terrible war will find the north fighting the south. The south will be led by a Prince wearing a white coat with a cross on the front; he will be lame afoot. He will gather his forces at Bremen for Mass. Then he will lead them into battle beyond Werl near the birch-tree country (Westphalia). After a terrible battle at a brook running west to east near Berdberg and Sondern the south will be victorious."
b. Another Version of the "Birch-Tree Prophecy" - Peter Schlinkert)
"Near the birch-tree (Westphalia) the army of the West will fight a terrible battle against the army of the East, and after many bloody sacrifices be victorious. The soldiers of the East will retreat over the Haar, and when the villagers see Rune on the Werier and Haar on fire, they must quickly flee into Armsberger Wood. Another battle will be fought near the Ruhr Bridge by Obeneimer, but here only with artillery.A few days later will be fought the last great battle on German soil and that by the village Schmerleck on the so-called Lusebrinke. The army of the East will be almost entirely annihilated and only a very few will be left to bring the news home. After these days of mishap and misery happiness and peace will return to Germany, though in the first year the women will have to do the farm work."
Chronicle of Madgeburg
"Of the blood of the Emperor Charles the Great and of the King of France shall arise an Emperor named Charles, who shall rule imperially in Europe, by whom the decayed estate of the Church shall be reformed and the ancient glory of the Empire again restored."
Aystinger the German
"There shall arise in the last times, a Prince, sprung from the Emperor Charles who shall recover the land of promise and reform the Church. He shall be Emperor of Europe."
Last periods before the peace of Christ:
"January - Blood will rain one hour in the land of Europe that shall be destroyed first.
February - Wars and rumors - everywhere preparing for war - land and sea traffic restricted countries forced to live on their own products.
March - Great waves and floods - island of the double cross government (England?) submerged because of sins of rulers.
April - Terrible naval battle - waters turn red - England in the fight.
May - War and bloodshed everywhere: twelve women to each man.
June - In the East a whole nation will fight for an evil man. God will rain fire on his army of wealth and treasures.
July- Great drought over the world
August- Plagues, pestilences (from East) famines - worse than Jerusalem.
September- Seasons unnatural - the soil will not be tillable - cattle will rot and vermin poison the earth.
October- Famine (corn) over Europe.
November - 'Great Conqueror' will give peace to the Earth.
December- Religion spread universally - peace trumpet sounds."
a. Old Italian Prophecy
"When the White Pope and the Black Pope (Head of Jesuits or an Anti-Pope) shall die during the same night, then there will dawn upon the Christian nations the Great White Day."
b. "Woe unto the City of Philosophers, woe unto Lombardy for thy towers of joy shall be broken down; all the tyrants shall be put out of God's church, and there shall occur a general conversion to the faith of Christ under the Great Lion."
Old Latin Prophecy (Bishop Ageda?)
"In these times (world in terrible distress) a mercurial hero, a son of the Lion, shall inherit the crown of the Fleur-de-Lis (Bourbons) by means of the kingdom of England. He shall be a lover of peace and justice, not swerve from the same, and by his means the nation's religion and laws shall have an admirable change. When these things come to pass there shall be a firm alliance between the Lion and the Eagle and they shall live in peace between themselves for a long time. In these times mortals wearied with wars shall desire peace."
"In the first age the nobility will flourish, in the second age the Church will rule; in the third age the law will tyrannize, and thereafter war will destroy everything."
"A star shall arise in Europe over the Iberians (Great Monarch), toward the great house of the North (Hapsburg?), whose beams shall unexpectedly enlighten the whole world.
This shall be in a most desired time, when mortal men, being weary of armies, with joint consent embrace peace. Almost at the same time of this star, a light as ancient as the former (Pope), of the same age (young), burning with far more eager flames, shall extend his government to the coasts of the Antipodes. France shall first be yoked by this King or Prince. Britain shall humbly cast herself at his knees. Italy, pausing with great deliberation upon high enterprises, will contribute to him her languishing right hand. But this very light shall hide itself in the clouds of the gods long before his time (die young - comparatively short reign) with the mighty desire of mortal men."
Abbot "Merlin" Joachim (d. 1202)
"After many prolonged sufferings endured by Christians, and after a too great effusion of innocent blood, the Lord shall give peace and happiness to the desolated nations. A remarkable Pope will be seated on the pontifical throne, under the special protection of the angels (Angelic Pastor?). Holy and full of gentleness, he shall undo all wrong, he shall recover the states of the Church, and reunite the exiled temporal powers. He shall be revered by all people, and shall recover the kingdom of Jerusalem. As the only Pastor he shall reunite the Eastern to the Western Church, and thus one only faith will be in vigour. The sanctity of this beneficent Pontiff will be so great that the highest potentates shall bow down before his presence. This holy man shall crush the arrogance of religious schism and heresy. All men will return to the primitive Church, and there shall be one only pastor, one law, one master-humble, modest, and fearing God (Pope). The true God of the Jews, our Lord Jesus Christ, will make everything prosper beyond all human hope, because God alone can and will pour down on the wounds of humanity the oily balm of sweetness.
"The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the faithful are in joy and happiness, because the Lord has vouchsafed to be merciful to them. He shall invite his elect to the banquet of the Lamb, where melodious canticles and harmonious concerts will be heard.
"The power of this Pontiff's holiness will be so great as to be able to check the fury and impetuosity of threatening waves. Mountains shall be lowered before him, the sea shall be dried up, the dead shall be raised, the churches shall be reopened and altars erected.
"It should be known that there will be two heads, one in the East, and the other in the West. This Pope shall break the weapons and scatter the fighting hordes. He will be the joy of God's elect. This angelic Pope will preach the gospel in every country. Through his zeal and solicitude the Greek Church shall be forever reunited to the Catholic Church.
"Before, however, being firmly and solidly established in the Holy See, there will be innumerable wars and violent conflicts during which the sacred throne shall be shaken. But through the favor of Divine clemency, moved by the prayers of the faithful, everything will succeed so well that they shall be able to sing hymns of thanksgiving to the glory of the Lord.
"This holy Pope shall be both pastor and reformer. Through him the East and West shall be in everlasting concord. The city of Babylon shall then be the head and guide of the world. Rome, weakened in temporal power, shall forever preserve her spiritual dominion, and shall enjoy great peace. During these happy days the Angelic Pope shall be able to address to Heaven prayers full of sweetness. The dispersed nation (Jews) shall also enjoy tranquility. Six and a half years after this time the Pope will render his soul to God. The end of his days shall arrive in an arid province, situated between a river and a lake near the mountains. . . .
"At the beginning, in order to obtain these happy results, having need of a powerful temporal assistance, this holy Pontiff will ask the cooperation of the generous monarch of France (Great Monarch). At that time a handsome monarch, a scion of King Pepin, will come as a pilgrim to witness the splendorof this glorious pontiff, whose name shall begin with R . . . A temporal throne becoming vacant, the Pope shall place on it this king whose assistance he shall ask.
"When a monster shall appear to thee in the sky, thou shalt find a ready escape towards the east, and after nine years thou shalt render thy soul to God.
"A man of remarkable sanctity will be his successor in the Pontifical chair. Through him God will work so many prodigies that all men shall revere him, and no person will dare to oppose his precepts. He shall not allow the clergy to have many benefices. He will induce them to live by the tithes and offerings of the faithful. He shall interdict pomp in dress, and all immorality in dances and songs. He will preach the gospel in person, and exhort all honest ladies to appear in public without any ornament of gold or precious stones. After having occupied the Holy See for a long period of time he shall happily return to the Lord.
"His three immediate successors shall be men of exemplary holiness. One after the other will be models of virtue, and shall work miracles, confirming the teaching of their predecessors. Under their government the Church shall spread, and these Popes shall be called the Angelic Pastors."
Bishop Christianos Ageda (d. 1204)
"In the twentieth century France's union with England will prove to be her utter destruction: for there will be great shedding of blood by the people of the Kingdom. There will be wars and fury which will last long: provinces divested of their people and kingdoms in confusion; many strongholds and noble houses shall be destroyed and their cities and towns shall be forsaken of their inhabitants; in divers places the ground shall be untilled and there shall be great slaughter of the nobility; their sun shall be darkened and never shine again, for France shall be desolate and her leader destroyed. There shall be great mutations and changes of kings and rulers, for the right handof the world shall fear the left and the north prevail over the south."
Roger Bacon (d. 1294)
There shall arise a "righteous true and holy priest to reform the Church. The Greeks will return (to the Church), the Tartars will be converted, the Saracens destroyed, there will be one fold and one shepherd."
John of Vatiguerro ( 13th cent.)
"Spoliation, devastation and pillage of that most famous city, which is the capitol and mistress of the whole kingdom of France," will take place when the Church and world will be grievously troubled: "The Pope will change his residence, the Church will not be defended for the duration of twenty-five months, and more, because during all this time there will be no Pope, no Emperor of Rome and no ruler in France. Afterwards a young captive prince shall recover the crown of the Lilies and shall extend his dominion over all the universe. Once established he shall destroy the Sons of Brutus' and their Isle so that their memory shall pass into everlasting forgetfulness.
"After many tribulations a Pope will be elected out of those who escaped persecution. He, by his sanctity, will reform the clergy and the whole world will venerate them for their virtue and perfection. He will travel barefoot and be devoid of fear. Almost all unbelievers and the Jews will be converted and there will be one law, one faith, one baptism, one life. All people will love one another and peace will last a long time.
Werdin d'Otrante (13th cent.)
"The Great Monarch and the Great Pope will precede Antichrist."
"The nations will be in wars for four years and a great part of the world will be destroyed. All the sects will vanish. The capital of the world will fall. The Pope will go over the (Whether this phrase which occurs also in prophecy ameans Englishman - because of the Robert "Bruce" - or traitorous rulers is not evident.) sea carrying the sign of redemption on his forehead, and after the victory of the Pope and the Great Monarch peace will reign on earth."
"The Pope will cross the sea in a year when the Feast of St. George (April 23rd) falls on Good Friday, and St. Mark's feast (April 25th) falls on Easter Sunday, and the feast of St. Anthony (June 13th) falls on Pentecost and the feast of St. John the Baptist (June 24th) falls on Corpus Christi" (all these concurrences will take place in the year 1943, not again until 2038).
"The Great Monarch will come to restore peace and the Pope will share in the victory."
a. Prophecy of Orval (13 century)
"Howl, ye sons of Brutus.' Call upon you the wild beasts, which are ready to devour you. God alone is great! What booming of arms! There is not yet a full number of moons, and, behold, many warriors are coming. What fire goes together with his (God's) arrows! Ten times six moons, and again six times ten moons have nourished his wrath. Woes to thee, populous city (Paris)! Behold kings armed by the Lord! . . . But fire hath already burned thee to the ground. . . . Thy just ones, however, shall not perish; God has heard them; the place of wickedness is purged by fire; the ample river (Seine?) has carried to the sea its waters all red with blood."
"It is finished. The mountain of God desolated (the Church) has cried to God, the children of Juda have invoked God from a strange land, and behold, God is no longer deaf. France, that appeared disintegrated, is on the point of being united. God loves peace. Come, young Prince, leave the Island of Captivity. Join the lion to the white flower. Come. God wills what has been foreseen. The ancient blood of centuries will also put an end to long divisions. Then shall be seen in France one shepherd only.
"The powerful man, assisted by God, will establish himself well. Many wise laws shall restore peace. The scion of Capet will be so prudent and wise that all men will believe God to be with him. Thanks to the Father of mercies, the Holy Sion (Catholic Church) sings again in the temples, One only God. Many poor wandering sheep shall come to drink of the living spring of truth and grace. Three princes and kings shall throw off the garb of error, and will see clearly in the faith of God. At this time two-thirds of a great nation of the sea (England?) shall return to the true faith.."
b. St. Gertrude (13th cent.)
"The love of the Incarnate Word as exemplified by His Divine Heart is reserved for the last ages to be made known; so that the world, carried away by follies, may regain a little of the warmth of early Christian Charity by learning of the love of the Sacred Heart."
a. Abbot Herman of Lehnin (d. 1300)
Towards the end of the world "Israel will commit a terrible crime for which it will suffer death."
b. " (In Germany) the Shepherd (pope) recovers his flock and the people their King. An era of prosperity follows."
a. Brother John of the Cleft Rock (1340)
"Toward the end of the world the tyrants and the hostile people will suddenly rob the prelates and clergy of the Church of all their possessions and grievously afflict and martyr them. The ones who heap the most abuse upon them will be held in high esteem. The clergy cannot escape these persecutions, but because of them all servants of the Church will be forced to lead an apostolic life. At that time the Pope, with the Cardinals, will have to flee Rome under trying circumstances to a place where he will be unknown. He will die a cruel death in this exile. The sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any previous time in her history."
b. "All kingdoms will have to unite in the fight since the Cock (France?), the Leopard (England?), and the White Eagle (Russia?) will not be able to overcome the Black Eagle(Germany), unless aided by the prayers and vows of all mankind. The Black Eagle will attack the Cock which will lose many of his feathers, but will strike heroically with its spurs; it would soon be exhausted were it not for the help of the Leopard and its claws. The Black Eagle from the land of Luther will surprise the Cock from another side and will invade half of the land of the Cock. The White Eagle coming from the North will attack the Black Eagle; and the other Eagle will invade his land from one end to the other.
"The Black Eagle will find himself compelled to let the Cock go in order to fight the White Eagle, but the White Eagle and the Cock will pursue the Black Eagle into his own land, thus helping the White Eagle. The battles waged until then will be trifling to those that will take place in the land of Luther because the seven angels simultaneously pour fire from their censors on the impious land of Luther.
"When the Beast sees that he is lost he will become furious; it is ordained that for several months the beak of the White Eagle, the claws of the Leopard, and the spurs of the Cock must tear his vitals. Rivers will be forded over masses of dead bodies: in some places this will change the course of waters; only the great will receive burial for the carnage caused by firearms will but be added to the numberless dead due to famine and plague.
"The Black Eagle will ask for peace again and again, but the seven angels who preceded the three animals (defenders of the Lamb) have declared that victory must involve the absolute crushing of the Black Eagle. As a consequence, the executors of the justice of the Lamb (the three animals) cannot stop the fighting as long as the Black Eagle has a soldier left to defend him. This ruthless sentence of the Lamb against the Black Eagle is because he has claimed to be a Christian and to be acting in the name of God, hence if he did not perish the fruit of the Redemption would be lost and the gates of Hell prevail against the Saviour.
"It is obvious that this combat, which will be fought where the Black Eagle forges his arms is no human contest.
"The three animals (defenders of the Lamb) will exterminate the Black Eagle's last army, but the battlefield (Westphalia?) will become a funeral pyre larger than the greatest cities with the corpses changing the very landscape. The Black Eagle will lose his crown and will die abandoned and insane, his Empire will be divided into twenty two states with neither fortifications, army nor navy."
As I give this book its 3rd or 4th reading it suddenly 'hits' me that the U.S. may be grouped under the 'Cock'. I say this because of the assistance the U.S. received at the time of its Independence; hence, in this sense the U.S. is a child of the 'Cock'.
Once again we have that eerie prophetic sense whereby the prophecy refers to both past and present.
c. "The White Eagle (Great Monarch), by order of the Archangel Michael, will drive the crescent from Europe where none but Christians will remain; he himself will rule from Constantinople. An era of peace and prosperity will begin for the world. There will no longer be Protestants or Schismatics; the Lamb will reign and the bliss of the human race will begin. Happy will they be who have escaped the perils of that terrible time, for they can taste of its fruit through the reign of the Holy Spirit and the sanctification of mankind, which can he accomplished only after the defeat of the Black Eagle.
d. "God will raise up a holy Pope over whom the angels will rejoice. Enlightened by God, this man will reconstruct almost the entire world through his holiness and lead all to the true faith, and everywhere fear of God, virtue, and good morals will be dominant. He will lead all erring sheep back to the fold, and there shall be only one faith, one law, one rule of life, one baptism on earth. All men will love each other and do good, and all quarrels and war will disappear."
Richard Rolle of Hampole (d. 1349)
"There will be a general defection from the Church near the end of the world, especially regarding obedience to Her."
a. St. Bridget of Sweden (died 1373)
"The son of man, the parvenu of the sea, shall be most invincible in war and shall subdue all Germany. The great house (German Empire?) shall almost be pulled down. At last the Eagle will come from the North to the West, and shall, together with her children, be surrounded by the towers of Spain and they will raise Germany up again. The Eagle will also invade Mahometan countries and will carry the admirable sign in the land of promise (Palestine). Peace and abundance shall return to the world.
"This most unhappy war shall end when an emperor of Spanish origin will be elected, who will, in a wonderful manner, be victorious through the sign of the Cross. He shall destroy the Jewish and the Mahometan sects: he will restore the church of Santa Sophia (in Constantinople), and all the earth shall enjoy peace and prosperity; and new cities will be erected in many places."
b. "Let the Greeks know that their empire, their kingdoms, or dominions, shall never be secure or in settled peace, but will always be held in subjection by their enemies, from whom they shall have to suffer most grievous hardships and constant distresses: until, with true humility and good will, they shall have devoutly submitted themselves to the Church of Rome and to her faith, conforming themselves entirely to the holy ordinances and rites of that Church.
"When the Feast of St. Mark (April 25) shall fall on Easter, the Feast of St. Anthony (June 13) on Pentecost, and that of St. John (June 24th) on Corpus Christi, the whole world shall cry, Woe!" (These feasts concur in 1943 but not again till 2038).
c. "The time of Anti-Christ will be near when the measure of injustice will overflow and when wickedness has grown to immense proportions, when the Christians love heresies and the unjust trample underfoot the servants of God."
St. Catherine of Siena (d. 1380)
"The bride (Church) now all deformed and clothed in rags, will then gleam with beauty and jewels and crowned with the diadem of all virtue. All believing nations will rejoice and have such excellent and holy shepherds, and the unbelieving world, attracted by the glory of the Church, will be converted to her."
Cycil the Hermit (14th cent.)
"A German ruler will persecute priests and monks and do much harm to the Church."
Dolciano (14th cent.)
"Under a Holy Pope there will be universal conversion."
Cardinal d'Ally (d. 1414)
"If the world last until those times, which God alone knows, there will occur many great and wonderful renovations and changes in the world, especially regarding laws."
St. Vincent Ferre. (d. 1418)
"Armies from West, East and North will fight together in Italy and the Eagle (Great Monarch?) shall capture the counterfeit king, and all things shall be made obedient unto him, and there shall be a new reformation in the world. Woe then to the shaven orders whose crowns are shaved. (Religious who cannot disguise themselves?)
"In the days of peace that are to come after the desolation of revolutions and wars, before the end of the world, the Christians will become so lax in their religion that they will refuse to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, saying 'it is an unnecessary Sacrament'; and when the false prophet, the precursor of Anti-Christ comes, all who are not confirmed will apostatise, while those who are confirmed will stand firm in the faith, and only a few will renounce Christ."
Fr. Jerome Votin (d. 1420)
"Woe! yes, thousand times woe, to the people who rebelled against all authority, and abolished the laws; they pulled up from the root the source of their prosperity; they tore to pieces the Lily but the Eagle shall seize upon them; it shall catch and destroy its prey, said the Spirit. The earth shall be deluged with the blood of its inhabitants. Her children, armed with iron, shall perish by the sword. Her innumerable calamities, says the Lord, shall not appease my wrath. My right hand shall be lifted up against the people; the power that will oppress them shall be my instrument of indignation against them, and against other nations. This is what the Spirit says.
"Some time after four centuries the altars of Beelzebub shall be destroyed. The workers of iniquity shall be punished and shall perish; the heavenly dew shall fall upon the desolated earth, and over the Church afflicted. A son of royal blood shall he born from the race of Artois. He shall govern France with prudence and with honour; the spirit of God will be with him; the Spirit said so.
"Before the end of the nineteenth century, another Pastor (a pope) shall rise (be born?) who will lead the people in equity, and the kings in justice. He shall be honoured by princes and by the people; but before his empire is established, let those who have not bowed down before Baal fly from Babylon.
"Let everybody think how to save his life; for behold the time wherein the Lord will have, with the severity of His punishments, to demonstrate the multitude and enormity of the crimes with which she (Babylon) is defiled. The Lord will cause to revert upon that city all the evils with which she has tyrannized over others. This impious city, the ravager of nations, the executioner of her own priests, of her kings, and of her own children, has been used by the Lord as the 'hand for presenting the cup of his vengeance to all the nations of the earth. All nations have drunk the wine of her frenzy; they shall suffer the anguish of her captivity and of her barbarity.
"But on a sudden this Babylon is fallen and in her fall she is broken to pieces, said the Spirit. All this shall come to pass for the purification of the just, and for the destruction of the wicked; in order to make men honour the Church of God, and fear and serve the Lord.
"Such are the words which the Spirit revealed to his servant Jerome, who wrote these things by his orders, the truth of which shall, in due time, be acknowledged."
a. St. John Capestran (d. 1456)
"There shall arise a certain grave and constant man near Aquisgrave of the Rhine; who being chosen, shall restore the Apostolic Discipline: and in the third incursion of time, shall prevail and do great things; and there shall be of his race to the day of judgment."
b. (On the Last Eight Popes)
The ox shall again be full of life and his trumpets shall resound with sweet lowing. (Pius XI.)
A great city beast (Industrialism?) shall succeed and devour the pastures of little ones. (Pius XII.)
He shall come from the North Wind (Aquilone), enter into the Sanctuary and the Church will renew her seed. (An- gelic Pastor.)
He shall explain the ten heads of the Dragon (water serpent) and he shall destroy in the Holy Land the Author of Wickedness. (Pastor and Sailor.)
The people will be dying with hunger when he is created (Cardinal?) who will divide and give to the poor. (Flower of Flowers.)
The Tree shall give forth its fruits, but the destroying beast shall devour them. (From the Half Moon.)
The brightness of the exposed countenance shall be lifted, and the faces of the proud shall fall before the face of the oppressor. (The Glory of the Olive Tree.)
There shall be signs of the sun and moon when there shall be created a man stronger than any prince, and he shall renew the face of the Church. At this time Anti-Christ shall have been trodden under foot and all the world shall enjoy the faith and peace of the Most High. (Peter the Roman.)
a. St. Francis de Paul (1470)
"From your lordship, (Simeon de Limena, Lord of Montalto), shall be born the great leader of the holy militia of the Holy Spirit, which shall overcome the world, and shall possess the earth so completely that no king or lord shall be able to exist, except he belongs to the sacred host of the Holy Spirit.
These devout men shall wear on their breasts, and much more within their hearts, the sign of the living God, namely, the cross.
"The first members of this holy order shall be natives of the city of ... where iniquity, vice, and sin abound. However, they shall be converted from evil to good; from rebels against God they shall become most fervent and most faithful in His divine service. That city shall be cherished by God and by the Great Monarch, the elect and the beloved of the Most High Lord. For the sake of that place all holy souls who have done penance in it shall pray in the sight of God for that city and for its inhabitants. When the time shall come of the immense and most right justice of the Holy Spirit, His Divine Majesty wills that such city become converted to God, and that many of its citizens follow the great prince of the holy army. The first person that will openly wear the sign of the living God shall belong to that city, because he will through a letter be commanded by a holy hermit to have it impressed in his heart and to wear it externally on his breast.
"That man will begin to meditate on the secrets of God, about the long visitation which the Holy Spirit will make and the dominion that he will exercise over the world through the holy militia. 0 happy man, who shall receive from the Most High the greatest privileges! He will interpret the hidden secrets of the Holy Spirit, and he shall often excite the admiration of men by his revealed knowledge of the internal secrets of their hearts. Rejoice, my Lord, because that Prince above other princes, and King over other kings, will hold you in the greatest veneration, and after having been crowned with three most admirable crowns, will exalt that city, will declare it free, and the seat of the Empire, and it shall become one of the first cities in the world."
b. "You and your consort desire to have children; you shall have them. Your holy offspring shall be admired upon earth. Among your descendants there will be one who shall be like the sun amidst the stars, he shall be a first-born son; in his childhood he will be like a saint; in his Youth, a great sinner; then he will be converted entirely to God and will do great penance, his sins will be forgiven him, and he shall become a great saint.
"He shall be a great captain and prince of holy men, who shall be called 'the holy Cross Bearers of Jesus Christ,' with whom he shall destroy the Mahometan sect and the rest of the infidels. He shall annihilate all the heresies and tyrannies of the world. He shall reform the Church of God by means of his followers, who shall be the best men upon earth in holiness, in arms, in science, and in every virtue, because such is the will of the Most High. They shall obtain the dominion of the whole world, both temporal and spiritual, and they shall support the Church of God until the end of time."
c. "God Almighty will exalt a very poor man of the blood of the Emperor Constantine, son of St. Helena and of the seed of Pepin, who shall on his breast wear the sign which you have seen at the beginning of this letter (a red Cross). Through the power of the Most High he shall confound the tyrants, the heretics, and infidels. He will gather a grand army, and the angels shall fight for them; they shall kill all God's enemies."
d. "From the beginning of the world, after the creation of man, and to the end of human generation, there have been and there shall be seen wonderful events upon the earth. Four hundred years shall not pass when his Divine Majesty shall visit the world with a new religious order much needed, which shall effect more good among men than all other religious institutions combined. This religious order shall be the last and the best in the Church; it shall proceed with arms, with prayer, and with hospitality. Woe to tyrants, to heretics, and to infidels, to whom no pity shall be shown, because such is the will of the Most High! An infinite number of wicked men shall perish through the hands of the Cross Bearers, the true servants of Jesus Christ. They shall act like good husbandmen when they extirpate noxious weeds and prickly thistles from the wheat field. These holy servants of God shall purify the earth with the deaths of innumerable wicked men."
e. "How spiritually blind are those persons who, having no thought about the things of God, fix their end in earthly objects. Wretched men! by far worse than the very beasts which are guided by their senses, because they cannot have reason; but when men abandon the use of their reason, they become brutalized. Hence they shall ever be in confusion. Let, therefore, the princes of this world be prepared for the greatest scourges to fall upon them. But from whom? First from heretics and infidels, then from the holy and most faithful Cross Bearers elected by the Most High, who, not succeeding in converting heretics with science, shall have to make a vigorous use of their arms. Many cities and villages shall be in ruins, with the deaths of an innumerable quantity of bad and good men. The infidels also will fight against Christians and heretics, sacking, destroying, and killing the largest portion of Christians. Lastly, the army, styled 'of the Church,' namely, the holy Cross Bearers, shall move, not against Christians or Christianity, but against the infidels in pagan countries, and they shall conquer all those kingdoms with the death of a very great number of infidels. After this they shall turn their victorious arms against bad Christians, and shall destroy all the rebels against Jesus Christ. These holy Cross Bearers shall reign and dominate holily over the world until the end of time. The founder of these holy men shall, my lord, be one of your posterity. But when shall this take place? When crosses with the stigmas shall be seen, and the crucifix shall be carried as the standard.
"The time is coming when his Divine Majesty will visit the world with a new religious order of holy Cross Bearers, who will carry a Crucifix, or the image of our Crucified Lord, lifted up upon the principal standard in view of all. This standard will be admired by all good Catholics; but at the beginning it will be derided by bad Christians and by infidels. Their sneers shall, however, be changed into mourning whenthey shall witness the wonderful victories achieved through it against tyrant, heretics, and infidels. Many wicked men and obstinate rebels against God shall perish: their souls will be plunged into hell. This punishment shall fall upon all those transgressors of the Divine commandments who with new and false doctrines will attempt to corrupt mankind and turn men against the ministers of God's worship. The same chastisement is due to all obstinate sinners, but not to those who sin through weakness, because these being converted, doing penance, and amending the conduct of their life, shall find the divine mercy of the Most High full of kindness towards them. 0 holy Cross Bearers of the Most High Lord, how very pleasing you will be to the great God much more than the children of Israel! God will, through your instrumentality, work more wonderful prodigies than he has ever done before with any nation. You shall destroy the sect of Mahomet, and all infidels of every kind and of every sect. You shall put an end to all the heresies of the world by extinguishing all tyrants. You will remove every cause of complaint by establishing a universal peace, which shall last until the end of time. You will work the sanctification of mankind. 0 holy men: People blessed of the Most Holy Trinity! Your victorious founder shall triumph over the world, the flesh, and the Devil.
"One of your posterity shall achieve greater deeds and work greater wonders than your lordship. That man will be a great sinner in his youth, but like St. Paul he shall be drawn and converted to God. He shall be the great founder of a new religious order different from all the others. He shall divide it into three classes, namely:
1. Military knights;
2. Solitary priests;
3. Most pious hospitallers.
This shall be the last religious order in the Church, and it will do more good for our holy religion than all other religious institutes. By force of arms he shall take possession of a great kingdom. He shall destroy the sect of Mahomet, extirpate all tyrants and heresies. He shall bring the world to a holy mode of life. There will beone fold and one Shepherd. He shall reign until the end of time. On the whole earth there shall be only twelve kings, one emperor, and one pope. Rich gentlemen shall be very few, but all saints. May Jesus Christ be praised and blessed; for He has vouched to grant to me, a poor unworthy sinner, the spirit of prophecy, not in an obscure way as to His other servants, but has enabled me to write and to speak in a most clear manner. I know that unbelieving and reprobate persons will scoff at my letters and will reject them; but they will be received by those faithful Catholic souls who aspire to the possession of heaven. These letters shall infuse such sweetness of divine love in their hearts, that they will be delighted in perusing them often, and in taking copies of them, because such is the will of the Most High. In these letters it will be found out who belongs to our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ and who does not, who is a predestinate or a reprobate. Much better will this be known through the holy sign of the living God. He shall be a saint of God who will take it, love it, and wear it."
"After the World War they will make peace but not a lasting peace. They will immediately begin again preparing to strike at one another."
Johannes Amadeus de Syloa (d. 1482)
"In the latter days there shall be great wars and bloodshed. The fury of the wars shall last a long time. Whole provinces shall be left naked, and uninhabited, many cities forsaken of people, the nobility slaughtered, principal persons ruined, great changes of kings, commonwealths and rulers."
??? "Germany and Spain will unite under a great prince designated by God. After much slaughtering, the other nations will be forced to come into this union. There is no hope for the unbelievers until all Germany becomes converted; then all will happen quickly. Because of Germany's unfaithfulness, the time will be prolonged until all countries unite under the Great Ruler. After this union mass conversions will take place by the command of God, and peace and prosperity will follow."
a. Nicholas of Flue (d.1487)
"The Church will sink still deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. After that she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters."
b. Nicholas of Flue and Dionysias Ryckel
"The Church will be punished because the majority of Her members, high and low, will become so perverted."
Bernard de Busto (d. 1490)
"At the time when Anti-Christ is about twenty years old, most of the world will have lost the faith."
THE PROPHETS OF THE 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES
One of the Founders of the Jesuits (1534)
"The time will come when the Jesuits will be driven out like dogs; And again, other times will come when they will return like nobles."
Blessed Catherine of Racconigi (1547)
"After three centuries, a descendant of Frances I of France will rule Europe like Charlemagne."
a. Mother Shipton (d. 1551)
"The time will come when England shall tremble and quake for fear of a dead man that shall be heard to speak. 'Unhappy he that lives to see those days, but happy are the dead' Shipton's wife says." "Then will the Dragon give the Bull a great snap, and when the one is down they will go to London Towne...Then will the ravens sit on the Cross and drink as much blood of the nobles as the commons, then woe is me, for London shall be destroyed forever after... and then York shall be London and the Kingdom governed by three Lords appointed by a Royal Great monarch of the best blood in the world, who will set England aright and drive out heresy, and after this shall be a white harvest of corn gotten in by women."
b. "Carriages without horses shall go,
And accidents fill the world with woe.
Around the earth thoughts shall fly
In the twinkling of an eye;
The world upside down shall be,
And gold be found at the foot of a tree.
Through hills man shall ride,
And no horse be at his side.
Under water men shall walk,
Shall ride, shall sleep, shall talk.
In the air men shall be seen
In white, in black, in green;
Iron in the water shall float,
As easily as a wooden boat.
Gold shall be found and shown
In a land that's not now known,(1551-Americas already discovered)
Fire and water shall wonders do,
England shall at last admit a foe."
c. All England's sons that plow the land
Shall oft be seen with book in hand.
The poor shall then most learning know,
And water wind where corn doth grow;
Great houses stand in far flung vale,
All covered o'er with snow and hail.
Taxes for blood and war
Shall come to every door.
And state and state in fierce strife
Will seek after each other's life.
But when the North shall divide the South
An Eagle shall build in the Lion's mouth.
In London Primrose Hill shall be,
Its center hold a Bishop's See.
Three times shall lovely France
Be led to play a bloody dance;
Before the people shall be free,
Three tyrant rulers shall she see:
Three times the people's hope is gone,
Three rulers, in succession, be-
Each sprung from diff'rent dynasty.
Then, when the fiercest fight is done,
England and France shall be as one.
The British olive next shall twine
In marriage with the German vine.
England shall at last admit a Jew.
The Jew that once was held in scorn
Shall of a Christian then be born,
A house of glass shall come to pass
In England - but alas, alas!
A war will follow with the work
Where dwells the Pagan and the Turk."
d. "A great man shall come and go,
Men walk beneath and over streams.
(The second and fourth lines of this verse are missing. The order of the prophecies apparently have been tampered with.)
a. Nostradamus (d. '1566)
After Germany is prostrate "then a leader ("fuehrer" in German) shall arise from the barren state." (Austria was left barren of the fruit of conquest after World War I.) "He is quite different from former rulers and will come to guide the great empire. Far from joy and goodness will he be and base his parentage. Kingdoms will fall. Great unhappiness."
"Although nations talk peace, trouble brews everywhere. Militaristic parties rise in Germany and pagan cults revive. Opinions are not free and the people not enriched. The heir to the London government is over thrown for having made too many peace protests."
b. "The German fuehrer will deliver the people from meek and voluntary slavery (of the Versailles Treaty?). They will deprive Jupiter (literally God, the Father) of his dignity and honour and place themselves under Mars (i.e., stake all on war). This for the sake of the free city (of Danzig?) inanother little Mesopotamia (corridor between two rivers)."
"Germany shall initiate the war by unjustified alarms (war of nerves?). Near the city which the Wolf (Poland) shall have entered (Poland occupied Danzig after World War 1), the hostilities shall begin. A foreign army will despoil a great country. Its citizens will not be forgiven for their determination (to resist), which will not be let long last, and thereby shall many be confounded."
"Many aids from people afar off desiring to oppose. Suddenly all will be hurried but for the time being they cannot resist." (Poland was prostrate in four weeks and her allies could not help her).
c. "A deep gate made by the queen will make the place strong and inaccessable (cutting the dykes) but the army of the three lions (shield of Holland) will be defeated because of a terrible thing done inside (German spies beyond the flood frustrated Holland's resistance)."
"On the night when all feel secure because of a feigned oath, it (Belgium) shall be betrayed to the enemy. The people of Leige shall rush upon Brabant" (those fleeing from the east before the Germans blocked the roads to allied troops).
d. "Horrible war develops in the west. The next year (1940) a plague of fire and blood will visit old and young, even animals shall not escape. The gods (pagan ideals) will make man see that they are the authors of the conflict."
e. "In the year when figures turned, shall be the same, then bloody France look to't, beware thy fame, for all thy cruelties done, then shall pay, and now approaches fast the reckoning day." (e.g., 1881; 1961; MCM; MCM plus XXXX).
f. "Peace is coming on one side and war on the other; there was never so great a pursuing man; women shall bewail the innocent blood that shall be spilt; it shall be in France and on all sides. Foot and horse upon the second watch shall come in, destroying all by sea; they shall come into the harbour of Marseilles: tears, cries and blood;never was so bitter a time. Brooks and rivers shall be a stopping to evil. The old flame of anger being not yet ceased, shall run through France. Take this as an oracle: houses, manors, palaces, sects shall be razed. He that the principality shall keep by cruelty, at last shall see a great army, by fire, blow most dangerously."
"A captain of Great Germany shall come to yield himself through pretended aid to the king of kings so that his revolt will cause great shedding of blood" (not necessarily Hess).
"The Purveyor shall put all in disorder. When Mars (war) shall be in the sign of Aries joined with Saturn and Saturnith, the moon then shall be the greatest misfortune, the sun being then in its exaltation. 0 great Rome, thy ruin draweth near; not of thy walls; of thy blood and substance."
"France will be divided into two parts: one ruled by an old man for a while, but later the conqueror will deprive him of power."
g. "A year after the Italian war, the Germans and French and the Spanish will fight for power, the 'schoolhouse of the Republics' will collapse in ruin, on the spot where it stood most people will die suffocated.
"King of Italy, flee. Flee Roman leader who is nearest to you. In the Appenines near Fiesule, a battle will take place; after it will follow a massacre, in which the leaders of the government will be seized; people of the Church, of both sexes will not be spared.
"Before the attack a speech will be made in Milan and will be a deceptive move; by the Eagle's trap the oldest outpost of civilization will be beaten down by cannons; very few people will escape the fire and carnage.
"There will be tears, cries, and complaints and terrors; the government will be marked by bestial cruelty. This will take place in Switzerland, England, and Italy. Blood will flow and no one will be spared.
h. "Because of the power of three realms the Holy See will be moved elsewhere. The blood of priests will flow in the streets and temples, as flows water after a furious rain. The Holy of Holies will be destroyed by Paganism and the Old and New Testament will be banished and burned.
"Armies shall fight in the air a great while, the Tree shall fall in the middle of the city; vermin, scabs, swords, fire-brands in the face when the Monarch of Adria (Italy and Greece are on the Adriatic) shall fall."
i. "Naples, Palermo and all of Sicily will be depopulated by order of a foreigner. In Corsica, Sardinia and Salerno the end of evils will follow famine, pest and war.
"The people of the isles (British?) long under siege will eventually gather a force sufficient to oppose and overcome their enemies. Those outside The Isles will be more famished afterwards than before the battle.
"Weep Milan, Lucca and Florence when your great leader ("Duce" in Italian) enters the war.
"The tyrant (of Italy?) will be slain at Port Selin, but the new ruler, being warlike in his vengeance, will not bring freedom to the people."
j. "From Aquilo a great effort on the part of Hommasse (bad man) will cause Europe and the world to be fearful, but two eclipses (severe defeats?) will bring about his sudden overthrow, resulting in life and death to his people.
"The 'law of More' (Christian Utopia) will decay into another and more seductive teaching (Communism?)."NOTE: The concept of Utopia is so misunderstood by a vast majority. They refer to Utopia as some paradise. St. Thomas More was describing a society built on human reason alone WITHOUT GOD; WITHOUT FAITH. Something like we have today.
k. "When St. George's day falls on Good Friday; when St. Mark's falls on Easter: when St. John's falls on Corpus Christi, then the end of the war will arrive." (1943 is one such year, the next will be 2038.)
l. "Arabian power will be installed in Europe; destruction by fire and sword will come with it. Meanwhile the great Asiatic Empire will spread across the sea and continents to destroy the Christian world. It will pass through Italy into France over the eternal snows (Alps?) and will strike all with its stick."
m. "A German heart with Trojan blood shall be born. He will rise to great power. He will wipe out the foreign Arabic race and return the Church to her old supremacy.
"In a cycle of the lily (Bourbon) a great prince is born. He comes late (into the fray?), yet early (in age?) into his dominion. Saturn will be in Libra, its exaltation. (1951 is the next year for this occurrence. This dates the zenith of his power. If true the Anti Christ can be expected shortly thereafter.)
"The Great Pastor shall enter Rome at the head of a large band of exiles, while the great celt shall execute all those who united in the Alps for the Cock (France?).
"In a year when Saturn is in Aquarius together with the sun (e.g., June, 1944), the strong King will be crowned at Rheims and annointed at Aix."
n. "Many shall come and talk of peace between Monarch and Lords very powerful: but it shall not be agreed to so soon if they do not show themselves more humble than their predecessors.
"While the Great Monarch is fighting victoriously over the Germans, the Italians and Arabs from Northern Africa will attack the South of France, but the Great Monarch will repulse them;many land and sea battles will occur on the south coast of France in the Mediterranean."
o. "The New Pope will be elected at this time; related to the Great Monarch. He will begin his rule at Avignon, the new capitol of France, and later be restored to Rome by the Great Monarch."
p. "He will crusade against the Arabs; and capture Constantinople and Jerusalem. He will be especially aided by Spain, then ruled by a King Charles.
"Orders issued at Avignon will be obeyed as far as the Gulf of Persia.
"At the end of King Henry's reign the Orient will attack the Occident. With the death of Henry, peace will cease in Europe; a great cataclysm will follow (reign of Antichrist?).
"The force of arms will be united with the sceptre, at a time of misery and calamitous war, shortly thereafter a new king will be annointed, who will re-establish peace."
q. "After the seat is held seventeen years (Pius XI: Feb. 1922-Feb. 1939), five shall change in the same length of years. (That would be five popes between 1939 and 1956.)
"The Great Lion will arise when the Holy See has been moved to Mentz, and a Sabinian elected Pope. There will havebeen much dissension among the cardinals."
Telesphorus of Cozensa (d. 1388)
'A powerful French monarch and French Pope will regain the holy land after terrible wars in Europe, convert the world and bring universal peace. They will overcome the German Ruler.
"Terrible wars among nations of Europe will follow the secularization of Church property."
Japanese prophecy (probably Christian)
"When men fly like birds, ten great kings will go to war against each other, and the universe will be under arms."
David Poreaus (d. 1622)
"The Great Monarch will be of French descent, large forehead, large dark eyes, light brown wavy hair and an eagle nose. He will crush the enemies of the Pope and will conquer the East."
a. Fr. Baltbassar Mas (1630)
"I saw a land swallowed by the sea and covered with water, but afterwards I saw that little by little, the sea retreated and left the land visible, and the upper parts of the towers and turrets of the cities rose and appeared more beautiful than before being swallowed by the sea, and it was told me that was England."
b. St. Margaret Mary (1674)
"I understand that devotion to the Sacred Heart is a last effort of His love towards Christians of these latter times, by proposing to them an object and means so calculated to persuade them to love Him."
a. Holzbauser (d. 1658)
"When everything has been ruined by war; when Catholics are hard pressed by traitorous co-religionists and heretics; when the Church and her servants are denied their rights, the monarchies have been abolished and their rulers murdered ..... then the Hand of Almighty God will work a marvelous change, something apparently impossible according to human understanding. There will rise a valiant monarch annointed by God. He will be a Catholic, a descendant of Louis IX, (yet) a descendant of an ancient imperial German family, born in exile. He will rule supreme in temporal matters. The Pope will rule supreme in spiritual matters at the same time. Persecution will cease and justice shall reign. Religion seems to be oppressed, but by the changes of entire kingdoms it will be made more firm.
"He will root out false doctrines and destroy the rule of Moslemism. His dominion will extend from the East to the West. All nations will adore God their Lord according to Catholic teaching. There will be many wise and just men. The people will love justice, and peace will reign over the whole earth, for divine power will bind Satan for many years until the coming of the Son of Perdition (AntiChrist).
"The reign of the Great Ruler may be compared with that of Caesar Augustus who became Emperor after his victory over his enemies, thereby giving peace to the world, also with the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great, who was sent by God, after severe persecutions, to deliver both the Church and State. BY his victories on water and land he brought the Roman Empire under subjection, which he then ruled in peace."
b. "On account of a terrible war Germany will wail, France will be the cause of all the woe, Germany will be miserably wounded, all will be impoverished. England shall suffer much. The King shall be killed.
"After desolation has reached its peak in England peace will be restored and England will return to the Catholic faith with greater fervour than ever before.
"The Great Monarch will have the special help of God and be unconquerable.
"The Fifth Epoch of time dates from the reign of Charles V until the reign of the Great Monarch.
"The Sixth Epoch from the Great Monarch until AntiChrist. This Sixth Epoch of the Church; 'the time of consolation', begins with the Holy Pope and the Powerful Emperor, and terminates with the reign of Anti-Christ. This will be an age of solace, wherein God will console His Church after the many mortifications and afflictions she had endured in the Fifth period, for all nations will be brought to the unity of the True Catholic Faith."
c. The "Angel" is the Great Monarch; "From Heaven" means he will be a Catholic; "Clothed in clouds" implies he will be humble and modest; "Rainbow" he will bring peace to the world; "Sunshine" refers to his wisdom, talents and title; "Feet" refers to his power and zeal; "Open Book" he will rule with justice; "Right and Left Foot," he will exercise power over all the world; "Lion Voice," he will put fear into the wicked.
d. "Golden Crown" refers to his Holy Roman (German) Empire; "Cutlass" means his victorious army; the other "angel" refers to the Pope, (Angelic Pastor), "Other angels" are the other helpers of the Great Monarch who will help him crush the Turks. (It may be that these "other angels" refer to other Popes who will reign at the same time as the Great Monarch but after the Angelic Pastor).
Sister Mary of Agreda (d. 1665)
"It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God that all heresies will disappear. This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother. In the last times the Lord will especially spread the renown of His Mother: Mary began salvation and by her intercession it will be concluded. Before the second coming of Christ Mary must, more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith. The powers of Mary in the last times over the demons will be very conspicuous. Mary will extend the reign of Christ over the heathens and Mohammedans and it will be a time of great joy when Mary, as Mistress and Queen of Hearts, is enthroned.
"An unusual chastisement of the human race will take
place towards the end of the world."
Rudolph Gekner (d. 1675)
"A great prince of the North with a most powerful army will traverse all Europe, uproot all republics, and exterminate all rebels. His sword, moved by Divine power, will most valiantly defend the Church of Jesus Christ. He will combat on behalf of the true orthodox faith, and shall subdue to his dominion the Mahometan Empire. A new pastor of the universal Church (Pastor Funalis, Franciscan?) will come from the shore (of Dalmatia) through a celestial prodigy, and in simplicity of heart adorned with the doctrines of Jesus Christ. Peace will be restored to the world."
Dionysias of Luxemberg (1682)
"After the birth of Anti-Christ the people of the world will be very wicked and Godless. People of real virtue will be very scarce. Pastors in many places will neglect the service of God, and will live with women. Even the religious will crave for worldly things. The churches will be dreary and empty like deserted barns . . . at the time when Anti-Christ is about twenty years of age, the whole world will be without faith, subjects will be oppressed by rulers and others in authority. In every period of tribulation God aided His Church, and He will do it in the time before the coming of Anti-Christ. From the midst of His Church He will raise up a Christian ruler who will perform most remarkable deeds. With divine assistance, this ruler will not only lead erring souls back to the true faith but also deal a heavy blow to the foes of the empire, the Turks, take away their empire and restore it to Christianity."
PREDICTIONS IN THE 18TH CENTURY
Monk of Werl (published 1701)
"The whole north of Europe will wage war against the whole south led by a strong monarch. This man will restore divine order in the Church, state and family, thus giving true peace to the nations."
Father Lavinsky (d. 1708)
"The world will be harrassed by civil wars and greater destruction than ever before. Germany will be partitioned and have many enemies. Religion will be greatly oppressed and monks will be banished. During their banishment, the Cross, to the astonishment of all, will shine in double splendor through many lands because of the great ruler."
Blessed Louis de Montfort (d. 1716)
"The power of Mary over all devils will be particularly outstanding in the last period of time. She will extend the Kingdom of Christ over the idolators and Moslems, and there will come a glorious era in which Mary will be the ruler and queen of human hearts."
Monk of Padua (1740; last eight of his twenty en- tries)
1. "Here is the faith intrepid and a terrible immolation - King in Italy - Pius XI."
2. "Thou art the Angelic Pastor of Rome, 0 benevolent doctor, 0 most indulgent father - Hail, Gregory XVII, most Holy Father, necessary shepherd." (Pius XII now reigning did not take the name Gregory-next Pope?).
3. "Hail, 0 wise shepherd and pilot, most prudent of the Roman people. Our Very Holy Father, Paul VII (Paul VI; Benedict XV did not assume the name Paul as foretold by the Monk of Padua). Behold, perfect peace returned."
4. "Behold the flower of flowers, behold the lily crown- ing the virtues of his native land and the most holy acts predicted by the Lord. Our Most Holy Father, Clement XV. Thou, Rome, his daughter, venerate this King of Peace."
5. "From the half moon proceeds this pope sent to Rome by the Divine Doctor. Hail, 0 our well-beloved Father, Pius XII most Holy Mediator, Future Victim."
6. "Thanks to an excellent work of the sun, the earth has nourished the devoted flock of a most holy shepherd; our very Holy Father Gregory XVIII, a priest altogether admirable."
7. "Oh, what a messenger of peace of the glory of the olive tree, of the Lord, oh, what a protector, all filled with goodness! - the Pope, Leo XIV, energetic monarch, a glorious reign."
8. "In the last great desolation of the world the last High Priest of the true God will reign. Criminal Rome will be destroyed and the terrible Judge, in glory, will judge all nations."
a. Father Nectou, S.J. (d. 1772)
"When those things come to pass which will bring on the triumph of the Church, then will such confusion reign on earth that people will think God has permitted them to have their own contrary will and that the providence of God is not concerned about the world. The confusion will be so general that mankind will not be able to think aright, as if God had entirely withheld his providence from mankind, and that, during the worst crisis, the best that can be done would be to remain where God has placed us, and persevere in fervent prayer.
"Two parties will be formed in France which shall fight unto death. The party of evil will at first be stronger, the good side shall be weaker. At that time there shall be such a terrible crisis that people, frightened by events, shall believe that the end of the world is come. Blood shall flow in several large cities. The very elements shall be convulsed. It will be like a little general judgment. A great multitude of persons shall perish in these calamitous times. But the wicked shall never prevail. They indeed shall conspire for the destruction of the Church: but time shall not be allowed them, because this frightful crisis shall be of a short duration. When all will be considered lost, all shall be found safe.
"During this revolution (Communist?), which shall very likely be general, and not confined to France, Paris shall be destroyed so completely that, twenty years afterwards, fathers walking over its ruins with their children, these will inquire what place that was. To whom they will answer: My child, this was formerly a great city, which God has destroyed on account of her crimes. Paris shall certainly be destroyed, but before this occurs, such signs and portents shall be observed, that all good people will be induced to fly away from it. After this most terrible event, everything shall return to order; justice shall reign in the world, and the counter revolution shall be accomplished. The triumph of the Church will then be so complete that nothing like it shall ever be seen, for this will be the last victory of the Church upon earth. Those persons who shall behold this last revolution will thank God for having preserved them to witness this glorious triumph of the Church."
b. "A man disliked by France will be placed on the throne; a man of the house of Orleans will be made king. It is only after this event that the counter revolution shall begin.
"As when the fig tree begins to sprout and produce leaves, it is a certain sign that summer is near, so when England shall begin to wane in power, the destruction of Paris shall be near at hand. This shall be a sign. England shall, in her turn, experience a more frightful revolution than that of France. It shall continue long enough to give time to France to recover her strength, then she will help England return to order and peace."
Fr. Laurence Ricci, S.J. (d. 1775)
"After the rule of Napoleon a time will come when the people will become poor and the world will be punished in three ways: wars, famines, and pestilences. At a time when the whole world seems doomed, God will intervene. With His aid, a valiant duke will arise, from the ancient German house which was humiliated by the French monarch. This great ruler will restore stolen Church property. Protestantism will cease and the Turkish empire will end. This duke will be the most powerful monarch on earth. At a gathering of men noted for piety and wisdom, he will, with the aid of the Pope, introduce new rules, and ban the spirit of confusion. Everywhere there will be one fold and one shepherd."
Capuchin Friar (1776)
"All the ecclesiastics, both secular and regular, shall be stripped of all their possessions, and of every kind of property, and obliged to beg from lay persons their food and everything necessary for their support, and for the worship of God. All religious orders will be abolished, except one having the rules of the most rigid and most severe institute of the ancient monks. During these calamities the Pope shall die. Through the death of the Supreme Pontiff the Church will be reduced to the most painful anarchy, because from three hostile powers three popes will be contemporaneously elected: one Italian, another German, the third Greek, by force of arms, shall be placed on the throne. During this time much human blood shall be shed in Italy, and many cities, country towns, and castles shall be brought to ruin, with the death of many thousands of persons.
"By the Catholic clergy and people the true and lawful Pope will be elected, who shall be a man of great holiness and goodness of life, selected from the surviving monastic
Order mentioned above.
"A scion of the Carlovingian race, by all considered extinct,will come to Rome to behold and admire the clemency of this Pontiff, who will crown him, and declare him tobe the legitimate Emperor of the Romans, and from the Chair of St. Peter, the Pope will lift up the standard, the crucifix, and will give it to the new emperor.
"This new emperor, with the robust Italian and French people, and with those of other nations, will form a most Powerful host, called the Church Army, through which he shall destroy the Ottoman Empire, all heresies, and shall also totally defeat the Emperor of the North, who is called Mystic Anti-Christ.
"The above mentioned new emperor, with the assistance of God and of the Pope, will cooperate to the reformation of abuses; will assume (with the free consent of the Pope) the management of the temporal government; will assign a decent pension to the Supreme Pontiff, and also the bishops and clergy: and they all, being detached from earthly covetousness, will live in peace, which shall last till the end of time.
"Finally, the Pope will select twelve subjects of his religion, whom he will send through the world to preach missions. They shall have the power of converting the nations to the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, excepting the Hebrews, who are reserved for the end of the world."
a. Bernhardt Rembordt (d. 1783)
"Cologne will be the scene of a terrible battle. Many foreigners will be slaughtered there: both men and women will fight for their faith. It will be impossible to prevent this horrible devastation. People will wade up to their ankles in blood. At last a foreign king (Great Monarch?) will appear and win a victory for the cause of the righteous. The remaining enemy will retreat to the birchtree (Westphalia?-see no. 89). There the last battle will be fought for the just cause.
"At that time France will be divided. The German Empire will select a simple man as the emperor, who will rule for a short time. His successor will be the man for whom the world has longed. He will be called a Roman emperor and give peace to the world. He will restore Siegburg and Heisterbach. He is the great monarch foretold by Holzhauser. At that time there will be no Jews in Germany and the heretics will admit their error. A good and happy era will follow. God will be praised on earth and war will be no more.... Then the fugitive brothers and their children's children will return and continue to live in peace in their native land."
b. "When the Emperor of Germany flees for his life a man who carries his crown for him will be the man the world has long expected. He will be called 'Roman Emperor' and will give peace to the world."
a. Jane Le Royer (d. 1798)
"My Father, God has manifested to me the malice of Satan, and the perverse and diabolical intentions of his emissaries (secret societies) against the Holy Church of Jesus Christ. At the command of their master these wicked men have traversed the earth like furies, with the intention of preparing the way and the place for Anti-Christ whose reign is approaching. Through the corrupted breath of this proud spirit they have poisoned the minds of men. Like persons infected with pestilence, they have reciprocally communicated the evil to each other, and the contagion has become general. What convulsions! what scandals! The thick vapours which I have seen rising from the earth, and obscuring the light of the sun, are the false maxims of irreligion and of license (falsely called liberty), which in part originated in France, and in part came to us from abroad. These have succeeded in confounding all sound principles, and in spreading everywhere such darkness as to obscure the light both of faith and of reason. The storm began in France, which shall be the first theatre of its ravages, after having been its forge."
b. "The Church in council assembled shall one day strike with anathemas, pull down and destroy the evil principles of that criminal constitution. I saw in God's essence a numerous assembly of ministers of the Church, who, like an army in battle array, and like a firm and unflinching column, shall sustain therights of the Church, and of their Head, and shall re-establish its ancient discipline . . .What consolation, what joy, for all the truly faithful! ... I saw in the Divinity a great power, guided by the Holy Spirit, which shall destroy all the abuses of the Revolution; religions shall be abolished (Protestantism); the altars shall be re-established, and religion shall more than ever flourish."
c. "When the persecution against the Church has spread like a wild raging fire, even to places where it was thought there was no danger, then the Lord, who knows how to draw glory out of everything, will suddenly command the mighty fire stream (war?) and Satan to halt. Then will a universal peacebe proclaimed."
Venerable Bartholomew de Saluzzo (18th century)
"Blessed friar of the Minorities, the Lord, after freeing theefrom thy afflictions, will give thee great honour and glory (Angelic Pastor). Fear not; thou shalt be endowed with very great courage, and pusillanimity shall fly from thee. Bear all thy trials with humble resignation, for the sake of the Lord. Reflect that He suffered more than thou, and He will communicate His power and strength to thee."
Helen Wallraf (d. 1801)
"Some day a Pope will flee from Rome in company of only four cardinals and come to Cologne." (Cologne was her home; probably wishful thinking.)
Sister Marianne (d. 1804)
"So long as public prayers will be made, nothing shall happen; but a time will come when public prayers shall cease.
People will say, 'things will remain as they are.' It is then that the great calamity shall occur. This great calamity shall consist: 1, in a great flight; 2, great tribulations in many large cities of France; 3, a horrible massacre in the capitol, namely, Paris. During the battle, people shall hear the noise of the cannon nine leagues distant (27 miles).
"Before the great combat the wicked shall be masters. They will perpetrate all the evils in their power, but not as much as they desire, because they shall not have the time. Good and faithful Catholics, less in number, shall be on the point of being annihilated, but a stroke from Heaven will save them (three days darkness?)
"O power of God! 0 power of God! All the wicked shall perish, and also many good men. 0, how frightful shall these calamities be! The churches shall be closed, but only for the space of twenty-four hours. Religious women, being terrified, shall be on the point of abandoning the convent, but they shall remain. At this time such extraordinary events shall take place that the most incredulous will be forced to say, 'the finger of God is there.' 0 power of God! There shall be a terrible night, during which no one shall be able to sleep. These trials shall not last long, because no person could endure them. When all shall appear lost, all will be saved. It is then that dispatches shall arrive, announcing good news, when the Te Deum shall be sung, in a manner in which it has never been beard before. It is then that the Prince shall reign, whom people will seek, that before did not esteem him. At that time the triumph of religion will be so great that no one has ever seen the equal. All injustices will be repaired, civil laws will be formed in harmony with the laws of God and of the Church. The instruction given to children will be most Christian! Pious Guilds for workmen shall be re-established: the triumph of the Church and of France shall be most glorious."
EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY PROPHECIES
Josefa von Bourg (d. 1807)
"God will choose a descendant of Constantine, Pepin and
St. Louis, who has been tried by a long period of disappointment to come from exile to rule over Europe. He will have the sign of the cross on his breast and besides being a religious man, will be kind, wise, just and powerful. Under him the Catholic religion will spread as never before."
Jean Paul Richter (d. 1809)
"Through a terrible purgatory Europe will return to the faith."
a. Mother Maria Rafols (Dated 1815; found, 1931) "God begs me so insistently to write these things so that He might enable me to realize that poor sinners, no matter how obstinate, might, by reading these writings in the times to come, awake from their profound sleep and blindness and have recourse to His paternal and merciful Heart. Since they will be in need of His mercy, because of their ungratefulness they will forget Him and will even be anxious to obliterate His memory and His Blessed Name from this world.
"In the very difficult times to come the Sacred Heart of Jesus shall perform such wonders in this place (the Mother House of the Sacred Heart at Saragoza, Spain), so as to win sinners away from their corrupted lives.
"In the times to come such shall be the corruption of morality in every social class that My Eternal Father shall be forced to destroy entire cities should they not reform after His merciful call. So great shall be the putrefaction that they shall scandalize and pervert even the innocent little children so dear to My Sacred Heart. When these documents shall be found (1931) these enormities will be taking place not only in Spain but throughout the entire world.
"It is also my wish, My daughter, that in My beloved Spain every province, city, town and individual be consecrated to My Sacred Heart. Spain shall be the first nation to be consecrated to My Sacred Heart (It was, by King Alfonso), but I will not be satisfied with general consecration. I wish to preside over homes, families, professor's chairs, schools, offices, shops, and the cupolas of the churches. In every place I want My beloved sons (note: probably badly translated from the Spanish. Mis hijos - literally, my sons - correctly translated it should read "My children") to see and venerate My image. Even in the mountains My image shall be exposed. No family shall be established where My Heart does not preside. I am ready to pour down My graces but I want to be asked for them with unlimited trust.
"I wish many communions of Reparation. Also there is the Feast of Christ the King that shall he instituted by My will, and at the proper time by My beloved son, Pius XI. I wish that it be surrounded with the greatest possible solemnity and splendor. I want My kingdom to be spread throughout the entire world. But in My beloved Spain this Divine fire is to burn with greater intensity, and from there they will carry it throughout the whole world.
"In the times to come there will be many souls who will propagate the devotion to My Divine Heart, and this shall be very agreeable to Me, but those that must do this the most are the sons of My company, for I have chosen them principally for this work so pleasing to Me.
"It is My wish that all men visit the Image of My Most Merciful Heart, and to those who devoutly carry it on their person, I promise great graces for eternal salvation.
"All those who wear My medal devoutly shall receive My special protection at the hour of their death.
"Those who wish to obtain the conversion of sinners shall obtain it from My Merciful Heart, by asking it through the mediation of My Most Holy Mother. To all those who seek Me with a lively faith and spirit of prayer, through the intercession of My Most Holy Mother, My Merciful Heart will give itself. I shall never refuse any graces which are asked Me through the intercession of My Most Holy Mother.
"It is My desire also that the Feast of My Sacred Heart be celebrated throughout the entire Catholic Church with the greatest solemnity, that it be made a holy day of obligation and that all the faithful receive Holy Communion on that day.
"Men offend Me also by the lack of love that they have for one another; the rich seek to exploit the poor and the poor rebel against the rich. It is My wish that there be peace and union and that they have great love one for the other. There are also many who do not desire to obey the commands of Holy Mother Church and My Vicar on earth. There are also many who persecute the Church and seek to destroy Her. Neither priests nor religious are respected, yet I desire that all be converted and perform acts of satisfaction to placate the wrath of the Divine Justice of My Eternal Father.
"I desire that priests be a living model of My image, and that all propagate devotion to My Divine Heart.
"There is, however, a thing which hurts My Heart still more, and that is to be offended, forgotten and despised by souls consecrated to Me. Oh how much do I love my priests and how meagre is their cooperation with My love. I have called each one of them and I want My priests to be the salt of the earth, to be holy, and to come to My tabernacle which is forgotten by so many of them. They forget that I love them with all My heart, that I want to be present in all their actions. Tell them to visit My tabernacle where I am waiting to teach and inspire them and to communicate My Spirit to them, so that they may bring life to many souls. I want them to be very humble, poor, and chaste. Let them never forget that it is My greatest desire that they love one another as I have loved them from the beginning and that lack of charity hurts My Sacred Heart. Let them cover their defects with the cloak of charity and thus avoid scandalizing the people.
"The Sacred Heart of Jesus was very sad on account of the offenses which He continually receives from men by reason of the sacrileges which they commit, and which they are going to commit during the years when this writing will be found, and also by reason of the coldness with which those who call themselves Christians are going to serve Him."
b. "He, (the Sacred Heart), makes me feel that, in the times to come, there shall be in Spain and all over the world, many persecutors of the religion and of the country, who will be anxious to destroy all good things; and my sweet Jesus orders me to write these examples of his protection in order that they may keep up their spirit however big the wars and persecutions might be, having God with them they have nothing to fear. He will confuse the enemies of the Church, and many of them shall become zealous apostles, followers of St. Paul, who will conquer many souls for Him. I do not speak to you for your benefit, but for other sons of Mine, who one day shall be persecuted, and who shall be very uncertain and helpless in the combats prepared by the enemy, who shall try to wipe out not only religion, but even My name from the face of the earth. This period will begin openly in the year 1931.
"I am ready to pour out many graces upon My beloved Spain, which shall be persecuted so severely by Freemasonry. I will not let My faithful sons be overcome. Spain the beloved of My Blessed Mother, is My first beloved, and I would destroy all the nations of the world rather than let the Faith disappear from Spain.
NOTE: The Communists in Spain killed Priests and Nuns and violated their bodies. Franco was the agent whereby the Faith was saved in Spain: yet how maligned this great man is! How is it that you never see film clips of Spanish crowds and the love and respect they had for him at the end of WW2 and upon his death?
"Many are they who persecute her (the Church) and seek to destroy her. Neither priests nor religious are respected, yet they are the select portion of My Church, and it is I Who receive all these offenses because it is to Me that they are done. Pray that fortitude be given to the Vicar of Christ (who shall be greatly persecuted). For My Name, and for My Sake, at all times and in all places, they (the Jesuits) will be greatly persecuted, as I was, in My mortal life, and the enemy, jealous of the great good that they do for souls, will work to make them disappear, but I make it known to you, My daughter, and through you to all men, that they will prevail until the end of time despite their enemies, and I will bless greatly the nations and towns who welcome them with loving good will, and one of these nations I desire to be My Beloved Spain. I (Mother Rafols) feel that there will be a great religious persecution, very much like the one we now suffer. Let them have confidence that all will pass, and when it appears to them that the Lord sleeps He stands, ever on watch, and when He says 'Enough,' all His enemies shall be confounded."
c. "MY Sweet Jesus gave me to understand that many of His children all over the world (when these writings shall be found), guided by the infernal spirit, (will be) profaning and destroying temples, demolishing images, and above all, anxious to destroy His Blessed Name from the face of the earth. At hearing these things I was terribly stricken, and more yet when the Heart of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin made me see and feel more clearly, that the evil spirit would be firmly bent upon Spain, even more than upon any other nation, working incessantly to destroy the Christian Faith from all its inhabitants, and, in a special way, they will be anxious to take away, and they will succeed, from the eyes of the little children so beloved by His Sacred Heart, His Image, and they will forbid that his Divine doctrine might be taught to them, all with the infernal purpose that He might be ignored. My Sweet Jesus answered; 'Do not be afraid: whatever means and machinations My unfortunate children might invent to destroy the faith of Spain, they will not succeed, and I assure you, for your consolation and tranquility, that for the love of the just, pure and chaste souls that will always live in Spain, I will reign until the end of time in it, in a singular manner, and My Image will be venerated even in the streets and public squares.'
"The greatness and nobility of a nation shall depend on the faith and Catholic religion which exists there. If they lose their religion it shall be destroyed. I give them warning, through you, so that no one may deceive himself, and so that all may know the way that they must follow if they desire to please Me. They live apart from Him (His Heavenly Father) from My Catholic Church, from the orders of My Vicar on earth, and from My commandments. Oh, that I would find well disposed at least the souls which are consecrated to Me. But, my daughter, many have abandoned Me, and prefer their desires, their self love, their own glory, because of which they live a very worldly life, and their heart is taken up with these vile things, and for Me they have no room.
"The offenses that I have received, and those that I shall yet receive are many, especially woman, with her immodest dress, her nakedness, her frivolity and her evil intentions. Because of all this she shall accomplish the demoralization of the family, and of mankind. Such shall be the corruption of morality in every social class, and so great unchastity, that My Eternal Father shall be forced to destroy entire cities should they not reform after this merciful call.
"Ordinarily the corruption of the family always has been the origin of the public calamities, and of the destruction of the Christian Faith; because the first purpose of our common enemy is the destruction of the Christian family; once he attains this, the infernal enemy is sure of victory. Therefore the great evil of these times, and of the even worse than these that shall come, always has been and always shall be to lose the memory and taste of the supernatural life, living only for earthly and sinful things."NOTE: In this day and age that could be interpreted as a staple diet of interactive TV, Internet, Sport and many more. None in themselves evil; BUT the constant reliance and filling up of one's day with these things AND ignoring the spiritual is.
d. "When those turbulent and calamitous times will come, the most powerful means to give satisfaction to His Eternal Father, will be to invoke His Most Holy Mother under the invocation of El Pilar, who is the Patroness and Protectrix of our beloved Spain, and that mental and vocal prayer, meditating on the Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the most holy rosary will be the most substantial devotion, and most pleasing to the Virgin of El Pilar, in times of wars, pestilence and persecutions against our most holy religion."
Father Korzeniecki, O.P. (1819)
St. Andrew Bobola appeared to him and caused him to see this vision which also he interpreted:
The priest saw an immense plain. Then the blessed martyr said to him: 'you behold now the fields of Pinsk, (Northern Poland) where I had the glory of suffering martyrdom for the faith of Jesus Christ.' He then beheld that vast field covered with Russian, Turkish, French, English, Austrian and Prussian armies, and others which he could not well discern, all of them fighting in a most furious manner one against the other. Not being able to comprehend the meaning of this vision, St. Andrew explained it to him in the following words.. 'when the war which you see shall end, then the kingdom of Poland shall be re-established, and I shall be acknowledged its principal patron.' (Part of this was realized in 1918.) (Andrew Bobola was canonized by Pope Pius XI and would therefore now be in a position to be made Patron of Poland.)
Mathew Lang (d. 1820)
"After the Great war (World War 1) there will be no peace. The people will rise and all will fight against each other. . . . The rich and nobles will be killed. The world war will not make people better but much worse.... Tell your children that their children will live to see the time when the earth will be cleared. God will do away with people because there will be no charity among men. Religious faith will decline, priests will not be respected; people will be intent only on eating and drinking; there will be many immensely rich people and large numbers of paupers; great wealth will not endure long, for the red caps (Communists?) will come. People will hide in the forests and many will go into exile. After this civil conflict and general clearing up, people will love each other as much as previously they hated one another."
Elizabeth Canori-Mora (d. 1825)
"It seemed to me to behold the heavens opening, and St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, coming down, surrounded with great glory and by a numerous escort of heavenly spirits, singing canticles. St. Peter was dressed in his pontifical robes, and held in his right hand the pastoral staff, with which he was drawing upon the earth an immense cross: at the same time the angels sang these words of the Psalmist, 'You will constitute them princes over the whole earth.'
"After this the holy Apostle touched with his staff the four extremities of the cross, from which instantly sprung up four beautiful trees loaded with blossoms and fruits. These mysterious trees had the form of a cross, and were surrounded by a splendid light. Then I comprehended in the depth of my soul that St. Peter had produced these four symbolic trees to the end that they may serve as a place of refuge to the little flocks of the faithful friends of Jesus Christ, and in order to preserve them from the fearful punishment which shall convulse the whole earth. All good Christians shall then be protected under these trees, together with all those religious persons who shall have faithfully preserved in their hearts the spirit of their order. I say the same thing in relation to the secular clergy and to all other persons of every class who shall have kept in their heart the Catholic faith - they shall all be protected. But woe, to those religious who do not observe their rule! thrice unhappy they! for they shall all be struck by that terrible punishment. I say the same to all secular clergy, and to all classes of people in the world who give themselves to a life of pleasure, and who follow the false maxims of modern ideas, which are opposed to the holy precepts of the gospel. These wretched people, who through their scandalous conduct deny the faith of Jesus Christ, shall perish under the weight of the indignant arm of God's justice. Not one of them shall be able to escape the punishment.
"I beheld these good Christians, who had sought a refuge under those mysterious trees, in the form of beautiful lambs confided to the care and vigilance of St. Peter, their good shepherd, testifying to him the most humble and most respectful obedience. As soon as St. Peter, the prince of the Apostles, had gathered the flock of Jesus in a place of safety, he reascended into heaven, accompanied by legions of angels. Scarcely had they disappeared, when the sky was covered with clouds so dense and dismal that it was impossible to look at them without dismay. On a sudden there burst out such a terrible and violent wind, that its noise seemed like the roars of furious lions. The sound of the dreadful hurricane was heard over the whole earth. Fear and terror struck not only men, but the very beasts.
"All men shall rise one against the other, and they shall kill one another without pity. During this sanguinary conflict the avenging arm of God will strike the wicked, and in his mighty power he will punish their pride and presumption. God will employ the powers of hell for the extermination of these impious and heretical persons who desire to overthrow the Church and destroy it to its very foundation. These presumptuous men in their mad impiety believe that they can overthrow God from His throne; but the will despise their artifices, and through an effect of His Mighty Hand He will punish these impious blasphemers by giving permission to the infernal spirits to come out from hell. Innumerable legions of demons shall overrun the earth, and shall execute the orders of Divine Justice by causing terrible calamities and disasters; they shall attack everything; they shall injure individual persons and entire families; they shall devastate property and alimentary productions, cities and villages. Nothing on earth shall be spared. God will allow the demons to strike with death those impious men, because they gave themselves up to the infernal powers, and had formed with them a compact against the Catholic Church.
"Being desirous of more fully penetrating my spirit with a deeper sentiment of His Divine Justice, God showed to me the awful abyss; I saw in the bowels of the earth a dark and frightful cavern, whence an infinite number of demons were issuing forth, who under the form of men and beasts came to ravage the earth, leaving everywhere ruins and blood. Happy will be all true and good Catholics! They shall experience the powerful protection of the holy Apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul, who will watch over them lest they may be injured either in their persons or their property. Those evil spirits shall plunder every place where God has been outraged, despised, and blasphemed; the edifices they profaned will be pulled down and destroyed, and nothing but ruins shall remain of them.
"After this frightful Punishment I saw the heavens opening, and St. Peter coming down again upon earth; he was vested in his pontifical robes, and surrounded by a great number of angels, who were chanting hymns in his honour, and they proclaimed him as sovereign of the earth. I saw also St. Paul descending upon the earth. By God's command, he traversed the earth and chained the demons, whom he brought before St. Peter, who commanded them to return into hell, whence they had come.
"Then a great light appeared upon the earth which was the sign of the reconciliation of God with man. The angels conducted before the throne of the prince of the Apostles the small flock that had remained faithful to Jesus Christ. These good and zealous Christians testified to him the most profound respect, praising God and thanking the Apostles for having delivered them from the common destruction, and for having protected the Church of Jesus Christ by not permitting her to be infected with the false maxims of the world. St. Peter then chose the new pope. The Church was again organized; religious orders were re-established; the private families of ordinary Christians, through their great fervour and zeal for the glory of God, became like the most exemplary religious communities. Such is the glorious triumph reserved for the Catholic Church; she shall be praised, honoured, and esteemed by all men. All men shall become Catholics, and shall acknowledge the Pope as Vicar of Jesus Christ." (Some of the above may refer to the time of Anti-Christ.)
Abbe Souffrand (d. 1828)
"The Great Ruler will perform such great and noble deeds that the infidels will be forced to admit the working of God's Providence. Under his reign the greatest righteousness will be practiced and the earth will bear in overabundance."
"Between the cries, 'Everything is lost,' and 'Everything is saved,' there will be scarcely any interval."
Nursing Nun of Belez (d. 1830)
"There will be a great slaughtering whereby the wicked will try to eradicate the religion of Jesus Christ. After they have killed a great number they will raise a cry of victory, but suddenly the good will receive help from above. This great crisis, in which eventually the good triumph, will be of short duration, namely, about three months. The majority of the wicked will perish and the living will be very much afraid over the chastisement of the others. They cannot but recognize the finger of God and adore His Omnipotence. Many will then be converted and order and justice restored."
Bishop George Michael Wittman (d. 1833)
"Woe is me! Sad days are at hand for the Holy Church of Jesus Christ. The Passion of Jesus will be renewed in the most dolorous manner in the Church and in her Supreme Head. In all parts of the world there will be wars and revolutions, and much blood will be spilled. Distress, disasters, and poverty will everywhere be great, since pestilential maladies, scarcity, and other misfortunes will follow one another.
"Violent hands will be laid on the Supreme Head of the Catholic Church; bishops and priests will be persecuted, and schisms will be provoked, and confusion reign amid all classes. Times will come, so pre-eminently bad, that it will seem as if the enemies of Christ and of His Holy Church, which He founded with His blood, were about to triumph over her. But the priesthood will remain firm and resolute, and good people will adhere faithfully to that body. A general separation will be made. The wheat shall be winnowed, and the floor swept. Secret societies will work great ruin, and exercise a marvelous monetary power, and through that many will be blinded, and infected with most horrible errors; however, all this shall avail naught. Christ says, He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who gathereth not with Me, scattereth. Scandals will be but too rife, and woe to those by whom they come! Although the tempests will be terrible, and will turn many in their passage, nevertheless they cannot shake the rock whereon Christ has founded His Church: "Portae inferi non prevalebunt."
"The faithful sheep will gather together, and in unions of prayer will offer potent resistance to the enemies of the Catholic Church. Yes, yes, the flock will become small. Many of you will see those sad times and days which will bring such evil in their train; but I shall not behold them. A marvelous thing will occur, but then hell will rise in opposition against it, and terrible agitation will ensue. Great confusion will reign amid princes and nations. The incredulity of the present day is preparing those horrid evils."
Bt. Casper del Bufalo (d. 1837)
He foretold "the destruction of impenitent persecutors of the Church during the three days darkness. He who outlives the darkness and fear of the three days, it will seem to him as if he were alone on earth because of the fact that the world will be covered everywhere with carcasses."
Cardinal La Roque
"A regeneration of Faith will appear in Asia through a descendant of Mohammed."
"Three nations will appear on the ocean with mighty fleets. In that time the Great Monarch will be in Europe. Devastating storms and earthquakes will frighten the inhabitants of Switzerland and remind them of their frailty. Plagues amongst humans and beasts will accompany the earthquakes. The sickle of death will harvest in Prussia, in palaces as well as in the houses of the poor, many will flee to England but to no avail, for even there death will overtake them. In 1938 will appear the Great Comet which will foreshadow these calamities."
a. Blessed Maria Taigi (d. 1837)
"God will ordain two punishments: One, in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils, will originate on earth; the other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over all the earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing will be visible and the air will be laden with pestilence, which will claim principally but not exclusively the enemies of religion. During this darkness artificial light will be impossible. Only blessed candles can be lighted and will afford illumination. He who out of curiosity opens his window to look out or leaves his house will fall dead on the spot. During these three days the people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy.
"On this terrible occasion so many of these wicked men, enemies of His Church, and of their God, shall be killed by this divine scourge, that their corpses round Rome will be as numerous as the fish, which a recent inundation of the Tiber had carried into the city. All the enemies of the Church, secret as well as known, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of some few, whom God will soon after convert. The air shall be infected by demons, who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms.
"After the three days of darkness, Saints Peter and Paul, having come down from heaven, will preach throughout the world and designate a new pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal, the future Pontiff. Then Christianity will spread throughout the world. Whole nations will join the Church shortly before the reign of Anti-Christ. These conversions will be amazing. Those who shall survive shall have to conduct themselves well. There shall be innumerable conversions of heretics, who will return to the bosom of the Church, all will note the edifying conduct of their lives, as well as that of all other Catholics. Russia, England, and China will come into the Church.
b. "France shall fall into frightful anarchy. The French people shall have a desperate civil war, in which old men themselves will take up arms. The political parties having exhausted their blood and their rage, without being able to arrive at any satisfactory understanding, shall at the last extremity agree by common consent to have recourse to the Holy See. Then the Pope shall send to France a special legate, in order that he may examine the state of affairs and the dispositions of the people. In consequence of the information received, His Holiness himself shall nominate a most Christian king for the government of France."
c. "Religious shall be persecuted, priests shall be massacred, the churches shall be closed, but only for a short time; the Holy Father shall he obliged to abandon Rome."
a. Brother Louis Rocco (d. 1840)
"All over Europe there will rage terrible civil wars. God has long been patient with the corruption of morals. . . . He will destroy half of mankind. The poor will be rich and rich poor.
"Russia will witness many outrages, great cities as well as smaller towns will be destroyed and a bloody revolution will destroy half of the population; the royal family, the nobles and many of the clergy will be killed and the Russian Empire wi11 be divided. Poland will become independent and develop into one of the principal Powers of Europe, whereas Hungary will disappear. In Constantinople, the cross will replace the half moon of Moslemism and Jerusalem will be the seat of a king. Vienna will be hated by all nations, suffer great devastation and become a waste place. A venerable monarchy will collapse after many battles, but its ruling dynasty will be preserved. The kings and lords of Germany will abdicate. The king of Prussia will suffer particularly. The German sections of Austria will join Germany, so also will the commercial cities of Belgium and Switzerland. A Catholic descendant of a German imperial house (Hapsburg?) will rule a united Germany with peace, prosperity and great power, for God will be with this sovereign (Great Monarch?).
"The Slavs of the South (Balkan states) will form a great Catholic empire and drive out of Europe the Turks, who will settle in Northern Africa and subsequently embrace the Catholic faith.NOTE: The current Turkey is classified as Europe as indeed it was many centuries ago.
b. "A Great Monarch will arise after a period of terrible wars and persecutions in Europe. He will be a Catholic; he will not be German (by birth?)."
La Salette (1846)
The Blessed Virgin is quoted as saying that after a terrible European war, there will arise a great ruler and his reign will be marked by peace and marvellous progress in Christianity.
a. Mary Lataste (d. 1847)
"Pray for France; pray much and never cease from praying. France shall not perish. When disorder and confusion are at their height in France, the merciful God will intervene in a marvellous manner, overthrow the evildoers and restore order. Afflictions shall come over the earth. Oppression shall reign in the city which I love, and where I have left my heart. She shall be in mourning and desolation, surrounded on every side by her enemies, like a bird caught in the net. During three years and a little more, this city shall appear overcome. (This may refer to the time of Anti-Christ.) But my Mother will come down to that city; she will take the hand of the old man sitting on the throne, and will say to him: Lo! the hour is come; rise up; behold thy enemies! I make them disappear, one after the other, and they shall disappear forevermore. Thou hast given me glory both on earth and in heaven (See 179c). Behold, men venerate thy name, venerate thy courage, venerate thy power: thou shalt live, and I will live with thee. Dry up thy tears, old man; I bless thee!" (this probably refers to Rome and the Pope).
b. "Peace shall return to the world, because the Blessed Virgin Mary will breathe over the storms and quell them. Her name will be praised, blessed and exalted forever. Prisoners or captives shall recover their liberty; exiles shall return to their country, and the unfortunate or unhappy shall be restored to peace and happiness. Between the most august Mary and her clients there will be a mutual exchange of prayers and graces, of love and affection. From the east to the west, from the north to the south, all shall proclaim the holy name of Mary; Mary conceived without original sin, Mary queen of heaven and earth, Amen."
Sister Rose Asdenti of Taggia (1847)
"A great revolution will spread over all of Europe and peace will not be restored until the white flower, the lily (Bourbon) has taken possession of the throne of France. Not only religious communities, but also good lay Catholics, shall have their property confiscated. Many of the nobility shall be cast into prison. A lawless democratic spirit of disorder shall reign supreme throughout all Europe. There will be a general overthrow.
"There shall be great confusion of people against people, and nations against nations, with clashing of arms and beating of drums. The Russians and Prussians shall come to make war in Italy. They shall profane many churches, and turn them into stables for their horses. Some bishops shall fall from the faith, but many more will remain steadfast and suffer much for the Church.
'-Many terrible calamities impend over Italy. Priests and religious shall be butchered and the earth, especially in Italy, shall he watered with their blood.
"The persecution in Italy is to begin by the suppression of the Jesuits; they shall be called back again; then a third time they will be suppressed and never more be revived.
"During a frightful storm against the Church, all religious orders will be abolished except two, namely, the Capuchins and the Dominicans, together with the Hospitaliers, who shall receive the pious pilgrims, who, in great numbers, shall go to visit and venerate the many martyrs in Italy, killed during the impending persecution."
(Note: She also foretold the three days darkness and that England would return to the Unity of faith.)
Joseph Goires (d. 1848)
"The people will be united under a powerful monarch who will make new laws and banish corruption from the earth. To the Church will fall the task of rebuilding society. Before this man comes to save them, the people will realize how bitter it is to desert God."
Father Bernard Maria Clausi, O.F.M. (d. 1849)
"Before the triumph of the Church comes, God will
take vengeance on the wicked, especially against the Godless. It will be a new Judgment, the like has never been before it will be universal. It will be so terrible that those who outlive it will imagine that they are the only ones spared. All people will then be good and contrite. This judgment will come suddenly and be of short duration. Then comes the triumph of the holy Church and the reign of brotherly love. Happy, indeed, they who live to see those blessed days. However, before that, evil will have made such progress that it will look like all the devils of Hell were let loose on earth, so terrible will be the persecution of the wicked against the just, who will have to suffer true martyrdom."
From the Society of Saint John