Catholic Prophecy and the Coming Chastisement – 27 November 2022


Extracts from the book: Catholic Prophecy by Yves Dupont (TAN Books and Publishers, USA, 1973)

St. Columba (6th century). “Hearken, hearken to what will happen in the latter days of the world! There will be great wars; unjust laws will be enacted; the Church will be despoiled of her property; people will read and write a great deal; but charity and humility will be laughed to scorn, and the common people will believe in false ideas.”

St. Methodius. “A day will come when the enemies of Christ will boast of having conquered the whole world. They will say: ‘Christians cannot escape now!’ But a Great King will arise to fight the enemies of God. He will defeat them, and peace will be given to the world, and the Church will be freed from her anxieties.”

1. Teresa Neumann (1936). “The furies of hell are now set loose. Divine punishment is inevitable.”

2. Elizabeth Canori-Mora (19th century). “Woe to the religious who does not observe his rule! I say the same to the secular clergy and to all people in the world who give them­ selves to a life of pleasure and who believe in the false maxims of modern ideas.”

3. Berthe Petit (1943). “The human race will have to go through a great storm that will sharpen divisions among men and reduce their plans to ashes.”

4. Brother Louis Rocco (19th century). “A Great King will arise after a period of terrible wars and persecutions.”

5. St. Methodius (4th century). “A day will come when the enemies of Christ will boast of having conquered the whole world. They will say: ‘Christians cannot escape now!’ But a Great King will arise to fight the enemies of God. He will defeat them, and peace will be given to the world, and the Church will be freed from her anxieties.”

6. Pius IX (19th century). “There will be a great prodigy which will fill the world with awe. But this prodigy will be preceded by the triumph of a revolution during which the Church will go through ordeals that are beyond description.”

7. Melanie Calvat (The Seeress of La Salette. 19th century) “After a frightful war a Great King will arise and his reign will be marked by a wonderful peace and a great religious revival.”

8. St. Cataldus (5th century). “The Great King will wage war until the age of forty. He will assemble great armies, and hurl back the tyrants out of his empire.”

9. Fr. Souffrand (19th century). “During the reign of the Great King, the noblest virtues will be practised throughout the world, and the land will yield abundant crops.”

10. Rudolph Gekner (17th century). “A Great Prince of the North with a most powerful army will traverse all Europe, uproot all the republics, and defeat all the rebels. His sword moved by divine power will most valiantly defend the Church of Jesus Christ.”

11. Capuchin Friar ( 18th century). “All priests, both secular and regular, shall be stripped of their possessions and of every kind of property. They will have to beg from lay people their food and everything necessary for their support and for the worship of God.

“The Pope shall die during these calamities, and the Church will be reduced to the most painful anarchy as a result. Much human blood will be shed in Italy; many cities, towns and castles shall be brought to ruins, causing the death of many thousands of people. 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.

“A scion of the Carolingian race, by all considered extinct, will come to Rome and behold and admire the piety and clemency of this Pontiff, who will crown him, and declare him to be the legitimate Emperor of the Romans. He shall destroy the Ottoman Empire and all heresies. With the assistance of God and of the Pope, he will cooperate in the reformation of abuses; he will assume the direction of temporal governments; he will assign a decent pension to the Pope and also the bishops and clergy. And they all will live in peace which shall last till the End of Time.”12. St. Thomas a’Becket (12th century). “A knight shall come from the West. He shall capture Milan, Lombardy, and the three Crowns. He shall then sail to Cyprus and Fama­ goste and land at Jaffa, and reach Christ’s grave where he will fight. Wars and wonders shall befall till the people believe in Christ toward the end of the world.”

12. St. Hildegard (12th century). ‘”The time is coming when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Church property will be secularised. Priests will be persecuted. 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.

A powerful wind will rise in the north carrying heavy fog and the densest of dust by divine command, and it will fill their throats and eyes so that they will cease their savagery and be stricken with a great fear. Before the comet comes, many nations, the good ex­cepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by an earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea and lose its colonies. By its tremendous pressure the comet will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. All coastal cItIes will live in fear, 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 horrible diseases. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the laws of God.

“Peace will return to the world when the white flower again takes possession of the throne of France. During this period of peace, people will be forbidden to carry weapons, and iron will be used only for making agricultural implements and tools. Also during this period, the land will be very productive, and many Jews, heathens, and heretics will join the Church.

13. Monk Adso (10th century). “Some of our Teachers say that a King of the Franks will possess the entire Roman Empire. He will be the greatest and the last of all Monarchs. After having wisely governed his kingdom, he will go in the end to Jerusalem and will lay down his sceptre and his crown upon the Mount of Olives. Immediately afterwards, Antichrist will come.”

14. St. Edward (11th century). “The extreme corruption and wickedness of the English nation has provoked the just anger of God. When malice has reached the fullness of its measure, God will, in His wrath, send to the English people evil spirits who will punish and afflict them with severity by separating the green tree from its parent stem the length of three furlongs. But at last this same tree, through the com­ passionate mercy of God and without any national assistance, shall return to its original root, reflourish, and bear abundant.

15. St. Malachy (12th century). (Following is a list of the last Popes according to a prophecy attributed to S1. Malachy. Each Pope is designated by a short motto. It has given fitting descrip­tions of every Pope since the 16th century.The following are the last twelve mottoes:

Crux de Cruce (“Cross from a Cross”). Pius IX, the Pope who had to bear the Cross of the Italian Revolution backed up by the House of Savoy, the Coat of Arms of which features a Cross.

Lumen de Coelo (“Light in the Heaven”). Leo XIII, the Pope coming from the Pecci family whose coat of arms featured a comet. He was also a brilliant writer (light) for the Church (heaven) .

Ignis Ardens (“Burning Fire”). St. Pius X. World War I (··burning fire”) broke out on the I Ith Anniversary of his election. He was also “on fire” with zeal and was canonised 40 years after his death.

Religio Depopulata (“Christendom depopulated”). Benedict XV, the Pope of World War I.

Fides Intrepida (“Fearless Faith”). Pius XI, the Pope of the Propagation of the Faith.

Pastor Angelicus (“Angelic Shepherd”). Pius XI I, a Pope of unquestioned holiness.

Pastor et Nauta (“Shepherd and Sailor”). John XXIII, mostly concerned with pastoral problems, this Pope came from Ven­ice, the Sailors’ city. He also set the Church on a “new” course with his aggiornamento

Flos Florum (“Flower of Flowers”). Paul VI. Uncertain sig­nificance: the flower of flowers is the lily which the Pope’s coat of arms is said to feature, but it may also mean martyrdom.

De Mediatate Lunae (“From the Midst of the Moon,” often translated, “From the Half of the Moon”). The biblical symbolism of the “moon” is “the worldly kingdom” or the temporal order.”

De Labore Solis (“Of the Labour of the Sun”). This is the same symbol as that of Apocalypse 12: 1-5, of a woman clothed with the sun in labor to give birth to a son, who subsequently rules the earth with “a rod of iron.”.

De Gloria Olivae (“Of the Glory of the Olive Tree”).

Petrus Romanus (“Peter the Roman”). The last Pope, whose name will probably be Peter II. This motto is accompanied by a description referring to the last persecutions and to the last judgment.

16. Monk Hilarion (15th century). “Before the Christian churches are reunited and renovated, God will send the Eagle who will travel to Rome and bring much happiness and good. The Holy Man will bring peace between the clergy and the Eagle, and his reign will last for four years. After his death God will send three men who are rich in wisdom and virtue. They will spread Christianity everywhere. There will be one flock, one shepherd, one faith, one law, one life, and one bap­tism throughout the world.

“The people of the peninsula of Europe will suffer by need­less wars until the Holy Man comes. The 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 towards midnight and commit many atrocities. They will stay three years destroying everything. Yet, in the third year, will one of the unconquerable Eagles who reigns 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.”

17. Old English Prophecy (On a tombstone at the Kirby cemetery, Essex).

When pictures look alive, with movements free, (TV and movies)

When ships like fish swim beneath the sea, (Submarines)

When men outstripping birds can soar the sky, (Jets and rockets)

Then half the world deep drenched in blood shall die.

In Germany begins a dance

Which passeth through Italy, Spain and France. But England shall pay the piper.

(A 20th-century German prophecy says exactly the same thing: strife will start in Germany, spread to Italy, France and Spain, but England will suffer most.)

When Our Lady shall lie on Our Lord’s lap, Then England will meet with a strange mishap.

18. St. Pius X (20th century). “I saw one of my successors taking to flight over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in disguise somewhere; and after a short retire­ment he will die a cruel death. The present wickedness of the world is only the beginning of the sorrows which must take place before the end of the world.”

19. Pius XII (20th century). “We believe that the pres­ent hour is a dread phase of the events foretold by Christ. It seems that darkness is about to fall on the world. Humanity is in the grip of a supreme crisis.”

20. Bishop Christianos Ageda ( 12th century). “In the 20th century there will be wars and fury which will last a long time; whole provinces shall be emptied of their inhabitants, and kingdoms shall be thrown into confusion. In many places the land shall be left untilled, and there shall be great slaugh­ters of the upper class. The right hand of the world shall fear the left, and the north shall prevail over the south.”

21. St. John of the Cleft Rock (14th century). “It is said that twenty centuries after the Incarnation of the Word, the beast in its turn shall become man. About the year 2000 A.D., Antichrist will reveal himself to the world.”

22. Sister Bouquillion (19th century). “The beginning of the end shall not come in the 19th century, but in the 20th for sure.”

23. Old Saxon Prophecy. “The seven-headed city, now more admirable than Jerusalem, shall be a place more deso­late than Jerusalem. The Dog shall enter Germany but shall afterwards forsake his master and choose for himself a new man, whereby Scripture shall be fulfilled. This Dog shall sig­nify the Turk which shall forsake his Mohammed 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. The Fleur-de-Lys (lily) and France shall live long at variance, but at last agree. Then shall the clear Word spring forth and flourish throughout the world. But after all these things the end of the world shall approach and there shall be heavy and pitiful days.”

24. Old German Prophecy. ” When the world becomes godless, revolutions will break out against kings. Fathers will fight their sons, and the sons their fathers. The doctrine will be perverted, and they will try to overthrow the Catholic Church. Men will be pleasure-loving. 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 Woerl near the birch-tree country (Westphalia). After a terrible battle at a brook running eastwards near Berdberg and Sondern, the South will be victorious.

25. Magdeburg Chronicle. “Of the blood of the Emperor Charles the Great and of the Kings of France shall arise an Emperor named Charles, who shall rule in Europe, by whom the decayed Estate of the Church shall be reformed and the ancient glory of the Empire restored.”

26. Abbot Joachin Merlin (13th century). “After many long sufferings endured by Christians, and after too great an 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. Holy and full of gentleness, he shall undo all wrong; he shall recover the Estate of the Church, and reunite the exiled temporal powers. He shall be revered by everybody, and shall recover the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He shall reunite the Eastern and the Western Churches. The sanctity of this beneficent Pontiff will be so great that the highest potentates shall bow down in his presence. All men will return to the primitive Church, and there shall be only one Pastor, one Law, one Master – humble, modest, and fearing God.”

“Before being firmly and solidly established in the Holy See, however, there will be countless wars and violent conflicts during which the sacred Throne will be shaken. But through the favour of divine mercy, 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. In order to obtain these happy results, having need of a powerful temporal assistance, the Holy Pontiff will ask for the collaboration of the generous Monarch of France.”

27. John of Vatiguerro (13th century). ‘”Spoilation, pillaging, and devastation of that most famous city which is the capital and mistress of France will take place when the Church and the world are grievously troubled. The Pope will change his residence and the Church will not be defended for twenty-five months or more because, during all that time, there will be no Pope in Rome, no emperor and no ruler in France. But, after this, a young captive prince shall recover the Crown of the Lilies and shall extend his dominions all over the world.”

“After many tribulations, a Pope shall be elected out of those who survived the persecutions. By his sanctity he will reform the clergy, and the whole world shall venerate the Church for her sanctity, virtue, and perfection.”

28. John of the Cleft Rock (14th century). ‘”Towards the end of the world, tyrants and hostile mobs will rob the Church and the clergy of all their possessions and will afflict and martyr them. Those who heap the most abuse upon them will be held in high esteem.”

“The clergy cannot escape these persecutions, but, because of them, all the servants of the Church will be forced to lead an apostolic life.”

“At that time, the Pope with his cardinals will have to flee Rome in tragic circumstances to a place where they will be unknown. The Pope will die a cruel death in his exile. The sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any previous time in her history. But God will raise a holy Pope, and the Angels will rejoice. Enlightened by God, this man will rebuild almost the whole world through his holiness. He will lead everyone to the true Faith. Everywhere, the fear of God, virtue, and good morals will prevail. He will lead all erring sheep back to the fold, and there shall be one faith, one law, one rule of life, and one baptism on earth. All men will love each other and do good, and all quarrels and wars will cease.”

29. St. Vincent Ferrer ( 15th century). “Armies from the West, East, and North will fight together in Italy, and the Eagle shall capture the false king, and all things shall be made obedient unto him, and there shall be a new reformation in the world.”

“In the days of peace that are to come after the desolation of revolutions and wars – before the end of the world Christians will become so lax in their religion that they will refuse the sacrament of Confirmation, saying that it is un­necessary. And when the false prophet, the precursor of Antichrist, comes, all who are not confirmed will apostatize, while those who are confirmed will stand fast in their faith, and only a few will renounce Christ.”

30. Nicholas of Fluh (15th century). “The Church will be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters.”

31. Telesphorus of Cozensa (16th century). “A powerful French Monarch and French Pope will regain the Holy Land after terrible wars in Europe. They will convert the world and bring universal peace. They will overcome the German ruler.”

32. David Poreaus (17th century). “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.

33. Fr. Balthassar Mas (17th century). “I saw a land swallowed up by the sea and covered with water. But, afterwards, I saw that the sea receded little by little and the land could be seen again. The tops of the towers in the city rose again above the water and appeared more beautiful than before, and I was told that this land was England.”

34. St. Margaret Mary (17th century). “I understand that the devotion of the Sacred Heart is a last effort of His Love towards the Christians of these latter days, by offering to them an object and means so calculated to persuade them to love Him.”

35. Bl. Mary of Agreda (17th century). “It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God all heresies will disappear. The victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother. In the latter days, the Lord will in a special manner spread the renown of His Mother. Mary began salvation, and by her intercession it will be completed. Before the second coming of Christ, Mary, more than ever, must shine in mercy, might, and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic faith. The power of Mary in the latter days will be very conspicuous. Mary will extend the reign of Christ over the heathens and the Mohammedans, and it will be a time of great joy when Mary is enthroned as Mistress and Queen of Hearts.

“An unusual chastisement of the human race will take place towards the end of the world.”

36. St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort (18th century) “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 idolaters and Moslems, and there will come a glorious era when Mary is the Ruler and Queen of Hearts.”

37. Capuchin Friar ( 18th century). “All priests, both secular and regular, shall be stripped of their possessions and of every kind of property. They will have to beg from lay people their food and everything necessary for their support and for the worship of God.”

“The Pope shall die during these calamities, and the Church will be reduced to the most painful anarchy as a result. Much human blood will be shed in Italy; many cities, towns and castles shall be brought to ruins, causing the death of many thousands of people. 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.”

“A scion of the Carolingian race, by all considered extinct, will come to Rome and behold and admire the piety and clemency of this Pontiff, who will crown him, and declare him to be the legitimate Emperor of the Romans. He shall destroy the Ottoman Empire and all heresies. With the assistance of God and of the Pope, he will cooperate in the reformation of abuses; he will assume the direction of temporal governments; he will assign a decent pension to the Pope and also the bishops and clergy. And they all will live in peace which shall last till the End of Time.”

38. Bernhardt Rembordt (18th century). “Cologne will be the site 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 will appear and win a victory for the cause of the righteous. The remaining enemy will retreat to the Birchtree country. There, the last battle will be fought for the just cause.”

“At that time France will be divided. The German Empire will choose 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 he will give peace to the world. A good and happy era will follow. God will be praised on earth, and war will be no more.”

39. Elizabeth Canori-Mora (19th century). “Countless legions of demons shall overrun the earth – the instrument of divine justice – and causing terrible calamities and disasters. Nothing on earth shall be spared. After the frightful punishment I saw a great light appear upon the earth which was the sign of reconciliation of God with men. All men shall become Catholics, and they shall acknowledge the Pope as Vicar of Jesus Christ.”

40. St. Anthony of the Desert (4th century) [Disquisition CXIV]. “Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, Faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day’s problems. When the Church and the World are one, then those days are at hand. Because our Divine Master placed a barrier between His things and the things of the world.” (Quoted in Voice of Fatima, January 23, 1968).

41. The Ecstatic of Tours (Her name is not known. She was a nun living in Tours, in France. In the year 1882, using a nom-de-plume, her spiritual director published her revelations in a book called La Veille de la Victoire du Christ (On the Eve of the Victory of Christ). The following excerpts come from the prophecies made in 1872 and 1873.):

“Before the war breaks out again, food will be scarce and expensive. There will be little work for the workers, and fathers will hear their children crying for food. There will be earthquakes and signs in the sun. Towards the end darkness will cover the earth.”

“When everyone believes that peace is assured, when everyone least expects it, the great happenings will begin. Revolution will break out in Italy almost at the same time as in France. For some time, the Church will be without a Pope. England, too, will have much to suffer.”

“The revolution will spread to every French town. Wholesale slaughter will take place. This revolution will last only a few months but it will be frightful; blood will flow everywhere because the malice of the wicked will reach its highest pitch. Victims will be innumerable. Paris will look like a slaughter-house. Persecutions against the Church will be even greater, but it will not last long. All churches will be closed, but only for a very short time in those towns where disturbances are least. Priests will have to go into hiding. The wicked will try to obliterate everything religious, but they will not have enough time.”

“Many bishops and priests will be put to death. The Archbishop of Paris will be murdered. Many other priests, in Paris, will have their throats cut because they will not have time to find a hiding place.”

“The wicked will be the masters for one year and a few months. In those days, France will receive no human assistance. She will be alone and helpless. At this juncture, the French people will turn back to God and implore the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Immaculate. They will at last confess that He alone can restore peace and happiness.”

“The French people will ask for the good King, he who was chosen by God. He will come, this saviour whom God has spared for France, this King who is not wanted now because he is dear to God’s Heart. He will ascend to the throne~ he will free the Church and reassert the Pope’s rights.”

“The Council will meet again after the victory. But, this time, men will be obliged to obey; There will be only one flock and one shepherd. All men will acknowledge the Pope as the Universal Father, the King of all peoples. Thus mankind will be regenerated.”

42. St. Francis of Paola (Born in Italy, 15th century.) “By the grace of the Almighty, the Great Monarch will annihilate heretics and unbelievers. He will have a great army, and angels will fight at his side. He will be like the sun among the stars. His influence will spread over the whole earth. All in all, there will be on earth twelve Kings, one Emperor, one Pope and a few Princes. They will all lead holy lives.”

43. Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser (Born in the 17th century, in Germany). “The fifth period of the Church, which began circa 1520, will end with the arrival ofthe Holy Pope and of the powerful Monarch who is called “Help From God” because he will restore everything [in Christ].”

“The fifth period is one of affliction, desolation, humiliation, and poverty for the Church. Jesus Christ will purify His people through cruel wars, famines, plague epidemics, and other horrible calamities. He will also afflict and weaken the Latin Church with many heresies. It is a period of defections, calamities and extermination. Those Christians who survive the sword, plague and famines, will be few on earth. Nations will fight against nations, and will be desolated by internecine dissensions.”

During this period the Wisdom of God guides the Church in several ways: 1) By chastising the Church so that riches may not corrupt her completely; 2) By interposing the Council of Trent like a light in the darkness, so that the Christians who see the light may know what to believe; 3) By setting St. Ignatius and his Society in opposition to Luther and other heretics; 4) By carrying to remote lands the Faith which has been banned in most of Europe”

“Are we not to fear, during this period, that the Mohammedans will come again, working out their sinister schemes against the Latin Church?”

“During this period, many men will abuse of the freedom of conscience conceded to them. It is of such men that Jude, the Apostle, spoke when he said: ‘These men blaspheme whatever they do not understand; and they corrupt whatever they know naturally as irrational animals do … They feast together without restraint, feeding themselves, grumbling murmurers, walking according to their lusts; their mouth speaketh proud things, they admire people for the sake of gain, they bring about division, sensual men, having not the spirit.’”

“During this unhappy period, there will be laxity in divine and human precepts. Discipline will suffer. The Holy Canons will be completely disregarded, and the Clergy will not respect the laws of the Church. Everyone will be carried away and led to believe and to do what he fancies according to the manner of the flesh.”

“They will ridicule Christian simplicity: they will call it folly and nonsense, but they will have the highest regard for advanced knowledge, and for the skill by which the axioms of the law, the precepts of morality, the Holy Canons and religious dogmas are clouded by senseless questions and elaborate arguments. As a result, no principle at all, however holy, authentic, ancient, and certain it may be, will remain free of censure, criticism, false interpretations, modification. and delimitation by man.”

“These are evil times. A century full of dangers and calamities. Heresy is everywhere, and the followers of heresy are in power almost everywhere. Bishops, prelates, and priests say that they are doing their duty, that they are vigilant and that they live as befits their state in life. In like manner. therefore, they all seek excuses. But God will permit a great evil against His Church: Heretics and tyrants will come suddenly and unexpectedly; they will break into the Church while bishops, prelates, and priests are asleep. They will enter Italy and lay Rome waste; they will burn down the churches and destroy everything.”

“The sixth period of the Church will begin with the powerful Monarch and the Holy Pontiff, as mentioned previously, and it will last until the revelation of Antichrist. In this period, God will console His Holy Church for the affliction and great tribulation which she has endured during the fifth period. All nations will become Catholic. Vocations will be abundant as never before, and all men will seek only the Kingdom of God and His justice. Men will live in peace, and this will be granted because people will make their peace with God. They will live under the protection of the Great Monarch and his successors.”

“During the fifth period, we saw only calamities and devastation; oppression of Catholics by tyrants and heretics; executions of Kings, and conspiracies to set up republics. But, by the Hand of God Almighty, there occurs so wondrous a change during the sixth period that no one can humanly visualise it.”

“The powerful Monarch, who will be sent by God, will uproot every republic. He will submit everything to his authority, and he will show great zeal for the true Church of Christ. The empire of the Mohammedans will be broken up, and this Monarch will reign in the East as well as in the West. All nations will come to worship God in the true Catholic and Roman faith. There will be many Saints and Doctors (of the Church) on earth. Peace will reign over the whole earth because God will bind Satan for a number of years until the days of the Son of Perdition. No one will be able to pervert the word of God since, during the sixth period, there will be an ecumenic council which will be the greatest of all councils. By the grace of God, by the power of the Great Monarch, by the authority of the Holy Pontiff, and by the union of all the most devout princes, atheism and every heresy will be banished from the earth. The Council will define the true sense of Holy Scripture, and this will be believed and accepted by everyone.”

“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, when the monarchies have been overthrown and their rulers murdered, then the Hand of Almighty God will work a marvellous change, something seemingly impossible according to human reason …”

“There will rise a valiant king anointed by God. He will be a Catholic and a descendant of Louis IX, yet a descendant also of an old 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. He will root out false doctrines. His dominion will extend from East to West. All nations will adore God their Lord according to Catholic teaching. There will be many wise and just men. 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 …”

“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…”

44. Bl. Anna-Maria Taigi ( 19th century). “God will send two punishments; one will be in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils: it shall originate on earth. The other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot. During these three days, people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy.”

“All the enemies of the Church, whether known or unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of a few whom God will soon convert. The air shall be infected by demons who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms.”

“Religion shall be persecuted, and priests massacred. Churches shall be closed, but only for a short time. The Holy Father shall be obliged to leave Rome.”

“France shall fall into a frightful anarchy. The French shall have a desperate civil war in the course of which even old men will take up arms. The political parties, having exhausted their blood and their rage without being able to arrive at any satisfactory settlement, shall agree at the last extremity to have recourse to the Holy See. Then the Pope shall send to France a special legate… In consequence of the information received, His Holiness himself shall nominate a most Christian King for the government of France.”

“After the three days of darkness, St. Peter and St. Paul, having come down from Heaven, will preach in the whole world and designate a new Pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who is to become Pope. Christianity, then, will spread throughout the world. He is the Holy Pontiff, chosen by God to withstand the storm. At the end, he will have the gift of miracles, and his name shall be praised over the whole earth.”

“Whole nations will come back to the Church and the face of the earth will be renewed. Russia, England, and China will come into the Church.”

45. Fr. Nectou, S.J. (18th century). (Father Nectou was Provincial of the Jesuits in the south west of France. The priests who knew him all regarded him as a saint and a prophet. He died in 1777. The following prophecy was made circa 1760.)

“When those things come to pass from which the triumph of the Church will arise, then will such confusion reign upon 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 men will not be able to think aright. As if God had 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 prayers. Two parties will be formed in France which will fight unto death. The party of evil will at first the stronger, and the good side will be weaker. At that time there will be such a terrible crisis that people will believe that the end of the world has come. Blood will now in many large cities. The very elements will be convulsed. It will be like a little General Judgment.”

“A great multitude of people will lose their lives in those calamitous times, but the wicked will not prevail. They will indeed attempt to destroy the whole Church, but not enough time will be allowed them, because the frightful crisis will be of short duration. When all is considered lost, all will be found safe. This disaster will come to pass shortly after the power of England begins to wane. This will be the sign. As when the fig tree begins to sprout and produce leaves, it is a sure sign that summer is near. England in her turn will experience a more frightful revolution than that of France. It will continue long enough for France to recover her strength; then she will help England to restore peace and order.”

“During this revolution, which will very likely be general and not confined to France, Paris will be destroyed so completely that twenty years afterwards fathers walking over its ruins with their children will be asked by them what kind of a place that was: to whom they will answer: “My child, this was a great city which God has destroyed on account of her crimes.”

“Yes, Paris will certainly be destroyed: but, before this happens, such signs and portents will be seen, that all good people will be induced to flee away from it. After these most frightful events, order will be restored everywhere. Justice will reign throughout the whole world, and the counterrevolution will be accomplished. The triumph of the Church will then be so complete that nothing like it has ever been seen before. Those Christians who are fortunate enough to survive will thank God for preserving them and giving them the privilege of beholding this glorious triumph of the Church. ” 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 will begin.”

46. Sister Marianne (This holy nun lived in the convent of the Ursulines in Blois. She made many prophecies. Shortly be­fore her death she predicted the fall of Napoleon I and his brief return from the Island of Elba.)

“As long as public prayers are said, nothing shall happen. But a time will come when public prayers shall cease. People will say: ‘Things will remain as they are.’”

“All men will be taken away gradually in small groups. Only old men will remain. Before the great battle the wicked shall be masters (in France). They will do as much harm as they can, but not as much as they would like, because they shall not have enough time. The good Catholics shall be on the point of being annihilated but, O Power of God, a stroke from Heaven will save them. All the wicked shall perish, but also many good Catholics.”

“Such extraordinary events shall take place that the most incredulous will be forced to say: ‘Truly, the finger of God is here.’ There shall be a terrible night during which no one will be able to sleep. But these trials shall not last long because no one could endure them. When all shall appear lost, all will be saved.”

“It is then that the Prince shall reign, whom people did not esteem before, but whom they shall then seek. The triumph of religion will be so great that no one has ever seen the equal. All injustices will be made good; civil laws will be made in harmony with the laws of God and of the Church. Education in the schools will be most Christian, and workers’ guilds will flourish again.”

47. Nursing Nun of Bellay. This prophecy was written sometime between 1810 and 1830 and was entrusted to Fr. Fulgence, the Chaplain of the Trappist Monastery of NotreDame des Gardes, near Angers:

“Once again the madmen seem to gain the upper hand! They laugh God to scorn. Now, the churches are closed; the pastors run away; the Holy Sacrifice ceases. Woe to thee, corrupt city! the wicked try to destroy everything; their books and their doctrines are swamping the world. But the day of justice is come. Here is your King; he comes forward amidst the confusion of those stormy days. Horrible times! The just and the wicked fall; Babylon is reduced to ashes. Woe to thee, city three times accursed!”

“There was also a great battle, the like of which has never been seen before. Blood was flowing like water after a heavy rain. The wicked were trying to slaughter all the servants of the Religion of Jesus Christ. After they had killed a large number, they raised a cry of victory, but suddenly the just received help from above.”

“A saint raises his arms to Heaven; he allays the wrath of God. He ascends the throne of Peter. At the same time, the Great Monarch ascends the throne of his ancestors. All is quiet now. Altars are set up again; religion comes to life again. What I see now is so wonderful that I am unable to express it.”

“All these things shall come to pass once the wicked have succeeded in circulating large numbers of bad books.”

48. Jeanne le Royer (Sister of the Nativity). Approx 1790. “1 see that the century which begins in 1800 shall not yet be the last.The reign of Antichrist is approaching. The thick vapors which I have seen rising from the earth and obscuring the light of the sun are the false maxims of irreligion and licence which are confounding all sound principles and spreading everywhere such darkness as to obscure both faith and reason.”

“One day I heard a voice which said: ‘The new Constitution will appear to many other than what it really is. They will bless it as a gift from heaven: whereas, it is in fact sent from hell and permitted by God in His just wrath. It will only be by its effects that people will be led to recognise the Dragon who wanted to destroy all and devour all.”

“One night I saw a number of ecclesiastics. Their haughtiness and air of severity seemed to demand the respect of all. They forced the faithful to follow them. But God commanded me to oppose them: ‘They no longer have the right to speak in my name.’ Jesus told me. ‘It is against My wish that they carry out a mandate for which they are no longer worthy.’”

“I saw a great power rise up against the Church. It plundered, devastated, and threw into confusion and disorder the vine of the Lord, having it trampled underfoot by the people and holding it up to ridicule by all nations. Having vilified celibacy and oppressed the priesthood, it had the effrontery to confiscate the Church’s property and to arrogate to itself the powers of the Holy Father, whose person and whose laws it held in contempt.”

“I had a vision: Before the Father and the Son both seated – a virgin of incomparable beauty, representing the Church, was kneeling. The Holy Ghost spread His shining wings over the virgin and the two other persons. The wounds of Our Lord seemed alive. Leaning on the Cross with one hand, He offered to His Father with the other hand the chalice which the virgin had given to Him. She supported the chalice which the Master held in the middle. The Father placed one hand on the cup and raised the other to bless the virgin.”

“1 noticed that the chalice was only half-filled with blood, and I heard these words spoken by the Saviour at the moment of presentation: “I shall not be fully satisfied until I am able to fill it right up to the brim: I understood then that the contents of the chalice represented the blood of the early martyrs, and that this vision had reference to the last persecutions of the Christians, whose blood would fill the chalice, thereby completing the number of martyrs and predestined. For at the end of time, there will be as many martyrs as in the early Church, and even more, for the persecutions will be far more violent. Then the Last Judgment will no longer he delayed.”

“I see in God that a long time before the rise of Antichrist the world will be afflicted with many bloody wars. Peoples will rise against peoples, and nations will rise against nations, sometimes allied, sometimes enemies, in their fight against the same party. Armies will come into frightful collisions and will fill the earth with murder and carnage.”

“These internal and foreign wars will cause enormous sacrifices, profanations, scandals, and infinite evils, because of the incursions that will be made into the Church.”

“As well as that, I see that the earth will be shaken in different places by frightful earthquakes. I see whole mountains cracking and splitting with a terrible din. Only too happy will one be if one can escape with no more than a fright: but no, I see come out of these gaping mountains whirlwinds of smoke, fire, sulphur, and tar which reduce to cinders entire towns. All this and a thousand other disasters must come before the rise of the Man of Sin (Antichrist).”

“I saw in the light of the Lord that the faith and Religion would become weaker in almost every Christian kingdom. God has permitted that they should be chastised by the wicked in order to awaken them from their apathy. And after the justice of God has been satisfied, He will pour out an abundance of graces on His Church, and He will spread the Faith and restore the discipline of the Church in those countries where it had become tepid and lax.”

“I saw in God that our Mother, Holy Church, will spread in many countries and will produce her fruits in abundance to compensate for the outrages she will have suffered from the impiety and the persecutions of her enemies.”

“I saw that the poor people, weary of the arduous labours and trials that God sent to them, shall then be thrilled with a joy that God will infuse in their good hearts. The Church will become by her faith and by her love, more fervent and more flourishing than ever. Our good Mother the Church will witness many amazing things, even on the part of her former persecutors, for they will come forward and throw themselves at her feet, acknowledge her, and implore pardon from God and from her for all the crimes and outrages that they had perpetrated against her. She will no longer regard them as her enemies, but she will instead welcome them as her own children.”

“Now all the true penitents will flow from all sides to the Church, which will receive them into her bosom. The entire community of the faithful will pour out their hearts in hymns of penance and thanksgiving to the glory of the Lord. I see in God a great power, led by the Holy Ghost. which will restore order through a second upheaval. I see in God a large assembly of pastors who will uphold the rights of the Church and of her Head. They will restore the former disciplines. I see, in particular, two servants of the Lord who will distinguish themselves in this glorious struggle and who. by the grace of the Holy Ghost, will fill with ardent zeal the hearts of this illustrious assembly.”

“All the false cults will be abolished: all the abuses of the Revolution will be destroyed and the altars of the true God restored. The former practices will be put into force again, and our religion – at least in some respects – will flourish more than ever.”

“I see in God that the Church will enjoy a profound peace over a period which seems to me to be of a fairly long duration. This respite will be the longest of all that will occur between the revolutions from now till the General Judgment. The closer we draw to the General Judgment, the shorter will be the revolutions against the Church. The kind of peace that wiIl follow each revolution will be shorter also. This is so because we are approaching the End of Time, and little time will be left for either the elect to do good or for the wicked to do evil.”

“One day the Lord said to me: ‘A few years before the coming of my enemy, Satan will raise up false prophets who will announce Antichrist as the true Messiah, and they will try to destroy all our Christian beliefs. And I shall make the children and the old people prophesy. The closer we get to the reign of Antichrist, the more will the darkness of Satan spread over the earth, and the more will his satellites increase their efforts to trap the faithful in their nets.”

“When the reign of Antichrist draws near, a false religion will appear which will deny the unity of God and will oppose the Church. Errors will cause ravages as never before. One day I found myself in a vast plain alone with God. Jesus appeared to me, and from the top of a small hill, showing to me a beautiful sun on the horizon, He said dolefully: “The world is passing away and the time of My Second Coming draws near. When the sun is about to set, one knows that the day is nearly over and that the night will soon fall. Centuries are like days for me. Look at this sun, see how much it still has to travel, and estimate the time that is left to the world.’”

“I looked intently and it seemed to me that the sun would set in two hours. Jesus said: Do not forget that these are not millenaries, but only centuries, and they are few in number.”

“But I understood that Jesus reserved to Himself the knowledge of the exact number, and I did not wish to ask Him more. It sufficed me to know that the peace of the Church and the restoration of discipline were to last a reasonably long time.”

“God has manifested to me the malice of Lucifer and the perverse and diabolical intentions of his henchmen against the Holy Church of Jesus Christ. At the command of their master these wicked men have crossed the world like furies to prepare the way and the place for Antichrist, whose reign is approaching. Through the corrupted breath of their proud spirit they have poisoned the minds of men. Like persons infected with pestilence, they have communicated the evil to each other, and the contagion has become general. The storm began in France, and France shall be the first theatre of its ravages after having been its cradle. The Church in Council shall one day strike with anathemas, pull down and destroy the evil principles of that criminal constitution. What a consolation! What a joy for the truly faithful!”

49. Anna-Katarina Emmerick (Blessed Sister Emmerick was an Augustinian nun. She was born in Germany in 1774, spent a life of sufferings, and died in 1824 in her native country. She bore the stigmata of Our Lord:

May 13, 1820. “I saw also the relationship between the two popes. . . I saw how baleful would be the conse­quences of this false church. I saw it increase in size~ heretics of every kind came into the city (of Rome). The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness. . . Then, the vision seemed to extend on every side. Whole Catholic com­munities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and de­prived of their freedom. I saw many churches close down, great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took to violent action. But it did not last long. “Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was un­dermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect, while storms were damaging it. But I saw also that help was coming when distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin ascend on the Church and spread her mantle [over it]. I saw a Pope who was at once gentle, and very firm… I saw a great renewal, and the Church rose high in the sky.”

Sept. 12, 1820. “I saw a strange church being built against every rule, .. No angels were supervising the building operations. In that church, nothing came from high above… There was only division and chaos. It is probably a church of human creation, following the latest fashion, as well as the new heterodox church of Rome, which seems of the same kind …”

“I saw again the strange big church that was being built there (in Rome). There was nothing holy in it. 1 saw this just as I saw a movement led by Ecclesiastics to which contributed angels. saints and other Christians. But there (in the strange big church) all the work was being done mechani­cally (i.e. according to set rules and formulae). Everything was being done according to human reason …”

“I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and vio­lent about it, and they seemed to be very successful. I did not see a single Angel nor a single saint helping in the work. But far away in the background, I saw the seat of a cruel people armed with spears. And I saw a laughing figure which said: ‘Do build it as solid as you can: we will pull it to the ground.’”

July 12, 1820. “I had a vision of the holy Emperor Henry. I saw him at night kneeling alone at the foot of the main altar in a great and beautiful church … and I saw the Blessed Virgin coming down all alone. She laid on the Altar a red cloth covered with white linen. She placed a book inlaid with precious stones. She lit the candles and the perpetual lamp… Then came the Saviour Himself clad in priestly vest­ments. He was carrying the chalice and the veil. Two Angels were serving Him and two more were following. . . His chasuble was a full and heavy mantle in which red and white could be seen in transparency, and gleaming with jewels… Although there was no altar bell, the cruets were there. The wine was as red as blood, and there was also some water. The Mass was short. The Gospel of St. John was not read at the end. When the Mass had ended, Mary came up to Henry (the Emperor), and she extended her right hand towards him, say­ing that it was in recognition of his purity. Then, she urged him not to falter. Thereupon I saw an angel, and he touched the sinew of his hip, like Jacob. He (Henry) was in great pain; and from that day on he walked with a limp …”

August to October 1820. “I see more martyrs, not now but in the future… I saw the secret sect relentlessly undermining the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible beast coming up from the sea. All over the world, good and devout people, especially the clergy, were harassed, oppressed, and put into prison. I had the feeling that they would become martyrs one day.”

“When the Church had been for the most part de­stroyed (by the secret sect), and when only the sanctuary and altar were standing, I saw the wreckers (of the secret sect) enter the Church with the Beast. There, they met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child be­cause she walked slowly. At this sight, the enemies were terrorised, and the Beast could not take but another step for­ ward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the Woman turned about and bowed down (towards the Altar), her head touching the ground. Thereupon, I saw the Beast taking to flight towards the sea again, and the ene­mies were fleeing in the greatest of confusion. Then, I saw in the distance great legions approaching. In the foreground I saw a man on a white horse. Prisoners were set free and joined them. All the enemies were pursued. Then, I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before.”

August 10, 1820. “I see the Holy Father in great­ anguish. He lives in a palace other than before and he admits only a limited number of friends near him. I fear that the Holy Father will suffer many more trials before he dies. I see that the false church of darkness is making progress, and I see the dreadful influence it has on people. The Holy Father and the Church are verily in so great a distress that one must implore God day and night.”

“Last night I was taken to Rome where the Holy Father, immersed in his sorrow, is still hiding to elude danger­ous demands (made upon him). He is very weak, and ex­hausted by sorrows, cares, and prayers. He can now trust but few people. That is mainly why he is hiding. But he still has with him an aged priest who has much simplicity and godliness. He is his friend, and because of his simplicity they did not think it would be worth removing him. But this man re­ceives many graces from God. He sees and notices a great many things which he faithfully reports to the Holy Father. It was required of me to inform him, while he was praying, of the traitors, and evil-doers who were to be found among the high-ranking servants living close to him, so that he might be made aware of it.”

August 25, 1820. “I do not know in what manner I was taken to Rome last night, but I found myself near the Church of St. Mary Major, and I saw many poor people who were greatly distressed and worried because the Pope was to he seen nowhere, and also on account of the restlessness and the alarming rumours in the city. These people did not seem to expect the church doors to open; they only wanted to pray outside. An inner urging had led them there individually. But I was in the church, and I opened the doors. They came in, surprised and frightened because the doors had opened. It seems to me that I was behind the door, and they could not see me. There was no office on in the Church, but the Sanc­tuary lamps were lit. The people prayed quite peacefully.”

“Then, I saw an apparition of the Mother of God, and she said that the tribulation would be very great. She added that these people must pray fervently with outstretched arms, be it only long enough to say three Our Fathers. This was the way her Son prayed for them on the Cross. They must rise at twelve at night, and pray in this manner; and they must keep coming to the Church. They must pray above all for the church of Darkness to leave Rome.”

“She (the Holy Mother) said a great many other things that it pains me to relate: she said that if only one had the same dispositions as the Apostles, he could avert all the disasters (that are to come). To my knowledge, the people in the church did not see the apparition, but they must have been stirred by something supernatural, because, as soon as the Holy Virgin had said that they must pray God with out­ stretched arms, they all raised their arms. These were all good and devout people, and they did not know where help and guidance should be sought. There were no traitors and no enemies among them, yet they were afraid of one another. One can judge thereby what the situation was like.”

September 10, 1820. “I saw the Church of St. Peter: it had been destroyed but for the Sanctuary and the main Altar. St. Michael came down into the church, clad in his suit of armour, and he paused, threatening with his sword a number of unworthy pastors who wanted to enter. That part of the Church which had been destroyed was promptly fenced in with light timber so that the Divine office might be celebrated as it should. Then, from all over the world came priests and laymen, and they rebuilt the stone walls, since the wreck­ers had been unable to move the heavy foundation stones.”

September 27, 1820. “I saw deplorable things: they were gambling, drinking, and talking in church; they were also courting women. All sorts of abominations were perpetrated there. Priests allowed everything and said Mass with much irreverence. I saw that few of them were still godly, and only a few had sound views on things. I also saw Jews stand­ing under the porch of the Church. All these things caused me much distress.”

October 1, 1820. ·’The Church is in great danger. We must pray so that the Pope may not leave Rome; count­less evils would result if he did. They are now demanding something from him. The Protestant doctrine and that of the schismatic Greeks are to spread everywhere. I now see that in this place (Rome) the (Catholic) Church is being so cleverly undermined, that there hardly remain a hundred or so priests who have not been deceived. They all work for destruction, even the clergy. A great devastation is now near at hand.”

October 4, 1820. “When I saw the Church of St. Peter in ruins, and the manner in which so many of the clergy were themselves busy at this work of destruction – none of them wishing to do it openly in front of the others – I was in such distress that I cried out to Jesus with all my might, im­ploring His mercy. Then, I saw before me the Heavenly Spouse, and He spoke to me for a long time. . . He said, among other things, that this translation of the Church from one place to another meant that she would seem to be in complete decline. But she would rise again; even if there re­ mained but one Catholic, the Church would conquer again because she does not rest on human counsels and intelligence. It was also shown to me that there were almost no Christians left in the old acceptation of the word.”

October 7, 1820. “As I was going through Rome with St. Francoise and the other Saint, we saw a great palace engulfed in flames from top to bottom. I was very much afraid that the occupants would be burned to death because no one came forward to put out the fire. As we came nearer, however, the fire abated and we saw the blackened building. We went through a number of magnificent rooms (untouched by the fire), and we finally reached the Pope. He was sitting in the dark and slept in a large arm-chair. He was very ill and weak; he could no longer walk. The ecclesiastics in the inner circle looked insincere and lacking in zeal; I did not like them. I told the Pope of the bishops who are to be appointed soon. I told him also that he must not leave Rome. If he did so, it would be chaos. He thought that the evil was inevitable and that he should leave in order to save many things beside himself. He was very much inclined to leave Rome, and he was insistently urged to do so. The Pope is still attached to the things of this earth in many ways.”

“The Church is completely isolated and as if completely deserted. It seems that everyone is running away. Everywhere I see great misery, hatred, reason, rancour, confusion, and an utter blindness. 0 city! 0 city! What is threat­ening thee? The storm is coming: do be watchful!”

1820-1821 (No precise date). “1 also saw the vari­ous regions of the earth. My Guide (Jesus) named Europe, and, pointing to a small and sandy region, He uttered these remarkable words: ‘Here is Prussia, the enemy.’ Then He showed me another place, to the north, and He said: ‘This is Moskva, the land of Moscow, bringing many evils.’”

June 1, 1821. “Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities. A few had only a body. with a dark cloud of fog instead of a head. Others had only a head, their bodies and hearts were like thick vapors. Some were lame; others were paralytics; others were asleep or staggering.”

“I saw what I believe to be nearly all the bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound. I also saw the Holy Father — God-fearing and prayerful. Nothing left to be desired in his appearance, but he was weak­ened by old age and by much suffering. His head was lolling from side to side, and it dropped onto his chest as if he were falling asleep. He often fainted and seemed to be dying. But when he was praying, he was often comforted by apparitions from Heaven. Then, his head was erect, but as soon as it dropped again onto his chest, I saw a number of people look­ing quickly right and left, that is, in the direction of the world.”

“Then, I saw that everything that pertained to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of de­struction.”

“In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few famillies which God has protected from disasters and wars.”

1820-1821 (No precise date). “I see many excommunicated ecclesiastics who do not seem to be concerned about it, nor even aware of it. Yet, they are (ipso facto) ex­ communicated whenever they cooperate to [sic] enterprises, enter into associations, and embrace opinions on which an anathema has been cast. It can be seen thereby that God rati­fies the decrees, orders, and interdictions issued by the Head of the Church, and that He keeps them in force even though men show no concern for them, reject them, or laugh them to scorn.”

March 22, 1820. “I saw very clearly the errors, the aberrations, and the countless sins of men. I saw the folly and the wickedness of their actions, against all truth and all rea­son. Priests were among them, and I gladly endured my suf­fering so that they may return to a better mind.”

April 12,1820. “I had another vision of the great tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them, readily did what was demanded. It was as if people were splitting into two camps.”

January 27, 1822. “I saw a new Pope who will be very strict. He will estrange from him the cold and lukewarm bishops. He is not a Roman, but he is Italian. He comes from a place which is not very far from Rome, and I think he comes from a devout family of royal blood. But there must still be for a while much fighting and unrest.”

October 22, 1822. “Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows (of enemy soldiers). During the battle, the Blessed Vir­gin stood on a hill, wearing a suit of armour. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause sur­ vived, but the victory was theirs.”

April 22, 1823. “I saw that many pastors allowed themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to the Church. They were building a great, strange, and extrava­gant Church. Everyone was to be admitted in it in order to be united and have equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, sects of every description. Such was to be the new Church … But God had other designs.”

50. Fr Freinademetz (20th Century) this prophecy was made in China in 1906 where Fr Feinademetz was a missionary: “All foreign mission­aries shall soon be expelled from China. You will have to walk hundreds of miles before you can find a priest. Even then, your journey will often be fruitless. Some priests and some Catholics shall apostatize. A war shall break out once all foreign missionaries have been expelled. Then, some for­eign powers shall occupy the whole of China and shall divide it into zones. One of the occupying powers will be pitiless, and very hard on the people. But during this period, nearly the whole of China shall turn to Christianity.”

51. The Prophecy of Premol (5th century): “Everywhere there is war! Peoples and nations are pitted against each other. War, war, war! Civil and foreign wars! Mourning and death everywhere! Famine over the whole world. Will Lutetius (Paris) be destroyed? Why, 0 Lord, dost Thou not stop all this with Thy arm? Must also the elements be the instrument of Thy wrath? Enough, 0 Lord, enough! The cities are de­ stroyed, the natural elements are set loose, the earth quakes everywhere. But mercy, mercy for Rome! But Thou hearest not my entreaties, and Rome also collapses in tumult. And I see the King of Rome with his Cross and his tiara, shaking the dust off his shoes, and hastening in his flight to other shores. Thy Church, 0 Lord, is torn apart by her own chil­dren. One camp is faithful to the fleeing Pontiff, the other is subject to the new government of Rome which has broken the Tiara. But Almighty God will, in His mercy, put an end to this confusion and a new age will begin. Then, said the Spirit, this is the beginning of the End of Time.”

52. Maria Steiner (19th century): “I see the Lord as He will be scourging the world and chastising it in a fearful man­ner so that few men and women will remain. The monks will have to leave their monasteries, and the nuns will be driven from their convents, especially in Italy. The holy Church will be persecuted, and Rome will be without a shepherd. But the Lord showed me how beautiful the world will be after this awful punishment.”

53. Werdin D’Otrante (13th century). “The Great Mon­arch and the great Pope will precede Antichrist. The nations will be at war for four years and a great part of the world will be destroyed. The Pope will go over the sea carrying the sign of Redemption on his forehead. The Great Monarch will come to restore peace and the Pope will share in the victory. Peace will reign on earth.”

54. Blessed Johannes Amadeus de Sylva (] 5th century). “1n the Latter Days there shall be great wars and bloodshed. Whole provinces shall be left despoiled and uninhabited, and cities deserted by the people. The nobility shall be slaughtered and influential people ruined, with many changes of kings, commonwealths and rulers.”

“Germany and Spain will unite under a great prince chosen by God. But, because of Germany’s unfaithfulness, the war 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.”

55. Sister Rosa Asdenti Di Taggia (19th century). “A great revolution shall spread over all of Europe, and peace will not be restored until the white flower, the Lily, has taken possession of the throne of France. Not only religious com­munities but also good lay Catholics shall have their proper­ties confiscated. A lawless democratic spirit of disorder shall reign supreme, and 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 Italy. Some bishops shall fall from the Faith, but many more will remain steadfast and suffer much for the Church. Priests and religious shall be butchered, and the earth, especially in Italy, shall be soaked with their blood.”

56. Sister Marianne Gaultier ( 18th century). “So long as public prayers are said, 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. Before the great battle, the wicked shall be the masters, and they will do all the evil in their power, but not so much as they will desire because they shall not have enough time. The good and faithful Catholics, less in number, shall be on the point of being annihilated, but a stroke from Heaven will save them. Such extraordinary events shall take place that the most incredulous shall 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 one- could endure them. When all shall appear lost, all will be saved. It is then that dispatches shall arrive, announcing good news. It is then that the Prince shall reign, whom people will seek that before did not esteem him. The triumph of religion shall be so great that no one has ever seen the equal. All injustices shall be righted; civil laws shall be enacted in harmony with the law of God and of the Church. The education given to children will be most Christian. Pious guilds for workmen shall be re­stored.”

57. Brother Louis Rocco (19th century). “Terrible wars will rage all over Europe. God has long been patient with the corruption of morals; half of mankind He will destroy. Russia will witness many outrages. Great cities and small towns alike will be destroyed in a bloody revolution that will cause the death of half the population. In Istanbul (Constantinople) the Cross will replace the half-moon of Islamism, and Jerusalem will be the seat of a King. The southern Slavs will form a great Catholic Empire and drive out of Europe the Turks (Mohammedans), who will withdraw to North Africa and subsequently embrace the Catholic faith.”

58. Marie de la Faudais (19th century). “There will come three days of complete darkness. Only blessed candles made of wax will give some light during this horrible darkness. One candle will last for three days, but they will not give light in the houses of the Godless. Lightning will penetrate your houses, but it will not put out the blessed candles. Neither wind, nor storm, nor earthquake will put out the blessed candles. Red clouds, like blood, will cross the sky, and the crash of thunder will shake the earth to its very core. The ocean will cast its foaming waves over the land, and the earth will be turned into a huge graveyard. The bodies of the wicked and of the righteous will cover the face of the earth. The famine that follows will be severe. All plant-life will be destroyed as well as three-fourths of the human race. This crisis will be sudden and the punishment will be world-wide.”

59. Ossolinski Prophecy (19th century). “The Western Lion, betrayed by its emancipated slaves, shall unite with the Cock and put a young man on the throne. This time, the strength of the disturbers of the earth is broken forever. Brother shall shake hands with brother, and the enemy shall withdraw to a far-away country. At the Rising Sun the Ham­mer is broken. When the Black Eagle and the Hammer in­vade foreign countries, they shall perish on a river. The Bear falls after its second expedition. The Danube shines again in splendor. The Barbarians, stricken with great fear, flee in dis­array to Asia.”

60. Maria de Tilly (19th century). “I see a great dark­ness and lightning. Paris will be almost entirely destroyed by fire. Marseilles also will be destroyed, and other cities as well.”

61. Countess Francesca de Billiante (20th century). “I see yellow warriors and red warriors marching against Eu­rope. Europe will be completely covered with a yellow fog that will kill the cattle in the fields. Those nations which have rebelled against the law of Christ will perish by fire. Europe will then be too large for them who survive. May the Lord grant to my grand-children the grace of persevering in the true Faith.”

62. American Prophecy ( 20th century) . “The yellow hordes of the Rising Sun and the troops of the middle king­dom will pour out their wrath on the people of the island kingdom which had gathered riches through trade.”

63. Helen Wallraff ( 19th century). “Some day a pope will flee from Rome in the company of only four cardinals . . . and they will come to Koeln [Cologne].”

64. Bishop George M. Wittnlan ( 19th century). “Very sad times are coming for the Holy Church of Jesus Christ. The Passion of Our Lord will be renewed in a most painful man­ner in the Church and in her supreme Head. Brutal hands will be laid upon his person. Secret societies will work great ruin, and they will exercise a great financial power.”

65. Franciscan Friar (18th century). “All the religious orders will be suppressed, except one, the rule of which will be as rigid and severe as that of the monks of the past. Dur­ing these calamities the Pope will die. As a result, the most painful anarchy will prevail within the Church. Three Popes will vie for the pontifical throne, one German, one Italian, and another Greek. They will all be installed by the armed might of three factions.”

66. Ida Peerdeman (20th century). “I clearly see the land of Italy before my eyes. It is as if a terrible storm were breaking out. I am forced to listen, and I hear a word: ‘Exile.'”

67. Blessed Gaspar Del Bufala ( 19th century). “The death of the impenitent persecutors of the Church will take place during the three days of darkness. He who outlives the dark­ness and the fear of these three days will think that he is alone on earth because the whole world will be covered with carcasses.”

68. Sister Marie of Jesus Crucified (19th century). “All the nations will be shaken by war and revolution. During the three days of darkness, the followers of the evil cause will be annihilated, so that only one-fourth of mankind will survive.”

69. Brother Anthony of Aachen (19th century). “Some day war will break out again in Alsace. I saw the French in Alsace with Strassburg at their rear, and I saw Italians fighting with them. Suddenly, great transports of troops arrived from the French side. A two-day battle ended with the defeat of the Prussian army. The French pursued the Prussians over the Rhine in many directions. In a second battle, at Frankfurt, the Prussians lost again and retreated as far as Siegburg, where they joined with a Russian army. The Russians made common cause with the Prussians. It seemed to me as if Austrians also were helping the French. The battle of Sieg­burg was more terrible than any before, and its like will never occur again. After some days, the Prussians and Russians re­treated and crossed to the left bank of the Rhine below Bonn. Steadily pressed by their opponents, they retired to Cologne, which had been bombed so much that only one-fourth of the city remained intact. Constantly in retreat, what was left of the Prussians moved to Westphalia where the last battle went against them. People greatly rejoiced because they were freed from the Prussians. Then, a new Emperor, about forty years old. was elected in Germany, and he met the Pope. Mean­ while, epidemics broke out in the regions devastated by war and many people died. After the battle of Westphalia, the French returned to their country, and from then on there was peace between the French and the Germans. All exiles re­turned to their homes. When I begged God to take the ter­rible vision away, I heard a voice saying: ‘Prussia must be humiliated in such a manner that it will never again bring sorrow to the Church.”

“In the following year, the Russians will war with the Turks, driving the latter out of Europe and taking Constan­tinople. The new German Emperor will mobilize for war, but the Germans will not go beyond their frontiers. When after­ wards I was shown France and Germany, I shuddered at the losses that had taken place. Soon after the Russian-Turkish war, England also will be visited by war.”

70. Fatima (20th century). Our Lady said: “If my re­quests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, Russia will spread her errors in every country, raising up wars and persecution against the Church: many will be martyred. The Holy Father will have much to suffer, and many nations will be destroyed.”

71. Michel De Nostreame (Michael of Our Lady) known as Nostradamus:

“Libra shall see the Hesperides reign, Of heaven and earth shall hold the monarchy, Not to perish under any Asian forces, Until seven in rank have held the Hierarchy.”

Comment: A bad start, you may say! It is unintelligible. Not really so, however, once you are fully acquainted with Nos­tradamus’ symbolism.

The Hesperides’ Gardens is that fabulous land of plenty, west of Gibraltar, from which Hercules brought back to Greece the Golden Apples. That land is the United States, and the above quatrain, interpreted, should read thus:

“Under the sign of Libra, America shall reign, Shall hold power in the sky and on land, Shall never perish under Asian forces, Until seven Pontificates have passed.”

“Momentous and painful events, calamitous adven­tures are drawing close . . . first, the temples of the Lord; then, those whose power is on earth, when the enemies of Jesus Christ shall begin to multiply…”

“I find that learning shall be at a great loss, and that so many great floods shall happen before the universal con­flagration, that there shall scarcely be any land that shall not be covered with water, and this shall last so long that except from what lives on mountains and in waters, all shall perish. Before and after these floods, however, there shall be such scarcity of rain and such a great deal of fire, and burning stones shall fall from heaven, that nothing unconsumed shall remain. The world shall be so diminished, and so few men shall be left on earth, that not enough will be found to plow the fields, and these will stay in fallow as long as they had once been tilled.”

“He foresaw the rise of authoritarian regimes in Italy, Ger­many and Spain (Mussolini assumed power in 922, Hitler in 1933, Franco in 1938).”

“And three regions shall be over a wide extent of leagues, namely, the Ronlan, the German, and the Spanish. They shall be equal in nature, but much different in faith.”

“Italy, emulating Ancient Rome, will raise great armies and put her wings high in the sky (planes). And at that time, great Bysantine sails with the help and power of Aquila (the Ameri­can Eagle), shall meet the Ligustics (Italians) and hinder them so, that the two Cretans (the perfidious ones: Hitler and Mussolini), shall not keep their faith. In the sea, there shall be great commotion, beginning in the Panpotam (Sicily) to the European Mesopotamia (Italy) and others.”

“After this, the Barren Female (the revolution), more powerful than the second (Russian Revolution), shall be received in two countries: the first, obstinate, which used to rule all the others (England?); the second, and the third which shall deploy its forces in Eastern Europe, shall be de­feated in Pannonia (Hungary) but shall send its navy to Sicily and to the east coast of Italy before being soundly de­feated in Italy and in Germany.”

“And in that time and in these countries the Powers of Hell shall set up against the Church of Jesus Christ the might of the enemies of His law. This will be the second Anti­ christ, and he will persecute the Church and its true Vicar through the power of temporal rulers who, in their ignorance, shall have been deceived by high-sounding words that will do more harm than a sword in the hands of a madman. And this shall last until the appearance of him who is of noble birth and whose time shall have come.”

“Then shall there be against the Church a greater persecution than ever was. And thereupon such great epi­demics shall develop that more than two-thirds of the world shall perish, so much so that no one shall know the owners of the fields and houses, and grass shall grow in the streets of the cities knee-high and even more.”

“In those days of desolation the largest cities will be de­populated, and he who would return therein shall be struck by the wrath of God. And the Sacred Place shall be turned into a stable for cattle, large and small and put to profane uses. (what a calamitous time shall it be for women with child! Matt. 24:19).”

“And during the said astrological computations, in harmony with Holy Writ, the persecution against the clergy shall have its beginning in the power of the North united with the East, and it shall last eleven years, or a little less, when the chief northern ruler shall fall, and his southern ally shall persecute the Church even more for three years by the apostolical se­duction of one who has absolute power over the militant Church of God.”

“The holy people of God, the keepers of His law, and all the religious orders shall be grievously persecuted and afflicted , so much that the blood of the true ecclesiastics shall flow all over. One of these horrible temporal rulers shall be highly praised by his followers for having spilled more of the innocent ecclesiastics’ human blood than anyone could do with wine. The said ruler shall commit incredible crimes against the Church, and human blood shall flow in the streets and in the churches as water after a heavy rainstorm. And the rivers shall also be red with blood.”

“And the countries, towns, cities, governments, and provinces which had left their former ways in the belief that they would free themselves, but which had become more deeply enslaved by treachery and had lost their religion, shall then start to strike on the left part in order to return to the right, and shall give back to the Church her former glory.”

“The Communists will at first try to deceive (the Christians), but as soon as they think they are masters of the whole world they will know no.restraint and will begin to liquidate people by the million. However, a stupendous phe­nomenon will thwart their plans. (See previous prophecies). Taking advantage of this, a number of military leaders will rebel and will deprive Communism of its “two swords” (De­ceit and War), leaving only the symbols of these (the ham­mer – brutal force-and the sickle – the lies that undermine from below). These symbols will make a last attempt to arouse the people’s enthusiasm, but in vain. The Great King to-be will then be known, and the people will follow him in order to free themselves from the slavery they had themselves consented to. They will take up arms, and the uprising will begin in a city astride two rivers (possibly the city of Plancus, mentioned elsewhere, in which case it would be Lyons, in France). Finally, the supreme Communist ruler himself will be unseated and put in the pillory.”

“Then. within the same year and through the fol­lowing years a most horrible epidemic of plague shall break out caused by the preceding famine and such great tribulation as never have happened since the foundation of the Christian Church in the Latin regions, not even in Spain where traces remain. Thereupon, the third ruler of Aquila, hearing the cries of anguish of the peoples of his principal title, shall raise up so great an army and shall retrace the steps of his an­cestors in order to put most nations back on their feet again.”

“Then, shall the Great Vicar of the Cope be restored in his former estate.”

“Then, from that stock that has long been barren, proceeding from the 50th degree, one will come who will re­new the entire Christian Church. And there shall be great peace, union and harmony between the offsprings of the separated and lost heads.”

72. Mother Shipton (16th century). “The great chastise­ment will come when carriages go without horses and many accidents fill the world with woe. It will come when thoughts are flying round the earth in the twinkling of an eye [i.e. radio-communications], when long tunnels are made for horse­ less machines, when men can fly in the air and ride under the sea, when ships are wholly made of metal, when fire and water ‘great marvels do’ [i.e. the steam engine], when even the poor can read books, when many taxes are levied for war.”

73. Bl. Remhordt (18th century). “God will punish the world when men have devised marvellous inventions that will lead them to forget God. They will have horseless car­riages , and they will fly like the birds. But they will laugh at the idea of God, thinking that they are ‘very clever.’ There will be signs from heaven, but men, in their pride, will laugh them off. Men will indulge in voluptuousness, and lewd fashions will be seen.”

74. Trappistine Nun of Notre Dame des Gardes. “Chastisement will come when a very large number of bad books have been spread.”

75. Abbe Voclin. “People will speak only of money. Hor­rible books will be freely available. Intellectuals will argue fiercely among themselves. Then the war will break out that will see the rise of the Great Monarch.”

76. Jasper “When men indulge in sensuous pleasures and voluptuousness, when no one wishes to obey anymore, when there is widespread discontent among the peoples of the earth, then Russia will pour out masses of soldiers, and they will reach the Rhine.”

77. Yen. Anne de la Foi. “There will be discord within the Catholic Church. In those days, men will wear women’s clothes, and women will put on men’s clothes.”

78. M. Porsat (19th century). “There will be confusion among the clergy.”

79. Quoted by Abbe Curicque (19th century). ”What caught my attention repeatedly is that a large number of priests will join in the revolution.”

80. St. Thomas’ Apocalypse-Apocrapha (1st century). “Every man shall speak that which pleaseth him, and my priests shall not have peace among themselves but shall sacri­fice unto me with deceitful minds. Then shall the priests be­hold the people departing from the House of the Lord and turning unto the world. The House of the Lord shall be desolate and her altars will be abhorred. The place of holiness shall be corrupted, and the priesthood polluted.”

81. Holzhauser (17th century). ”The Great Monarch will come when the Latin Church is desolated, humiliated, and af­ flicted with many heresies . . . The Mohammedans will come again.” (Note: “The Latin Church,” which presumably, ex­ cludes the Eastern-Rite Churches.)

82. Bl. Rembordt (18th century). “These things will come when they try to set up a new kingdom of Christ from which the true faith will be banished.”

83. Oba Prophecy. “It will come when the Church author­ities issue directives to promote a new cult, when priests are forbidden to celebrate in any other, when the higher positions in the Church are given to perjurers and hypocrites, when only the renegades are admitted to occupy those positions.”

Anna-Katarina Emmerick (19th century). “I saw again the new and odd-looking Church which they were trying to build. There was nothing holy about it . . . People were kneading bread in the crypt below . . . but it would not rise, nor did they receive the body of Our Lord, but only bread. Those who were in error, through no fault of their own, and who piously and ardently longed for the Body of Jesus were spiritually consoled, but not by their communion. Then, my Guide [Jesus] said: ‘THIS IS BABEL.’ [The Mass in many languages].” (This prophecy was made circa 1820 by Anna Katarina Emmerick, a stigmatized Augustinian nun).