Apocalypse 9, revisited

The following post is restored from its last posting in 2021, but has not been updated

Today, we are looking at Apocalypse 9 in the light of the message of Fatima: In our earlier post, Fatima, Vatican II and the Chastisement, we asserted that the Fallen Star, Wormwood, refers to the disobedient Pope John XXIII.

Disobedient Popes

This unfortunate man refused to obey the requests of Christ and His Mother and consequently brought a spiritual darkness and disorientation upon the Church from which she has not been able to recover. The Second Vatican Council, which Pope John XXIII so proudly convened has failed by every measure to bring the spiritual renewal he boasted of. Indeed, it has been an unmitigated disaster, or more precisely, chastisement. It cannot be remedied until the Pope and Bishops of the Church obey God’s command, given by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima and emphasised by our Lord Jesus Christ in His apparition to Sister Lucia in Rianjo. (How Long, O Lord, How Long?)

Previously, “The Fifth Trumpet“, we looked at the second Fallen Star of Chapter 9, considering if it may be applied to Pope Paul VI. Although earlier commentators applied this prophecy to the arch-heretic Martin Luther, 500 years have passed since Martin Luther, and at this time, the figure of the Fallen Star of Chapter 9 appears most appropriate to Pope Paul VI for the reasons which we brought out in that earlier post. Martin Luther did immense harm to the Faith. However, the Catholic Church maintained her integrity despite his assaults; whereas, under the two Fallen Stars of Chapters 8 and 9, that is, John XXIII and Paul VI, the Church has been ravaged by the enemy within, betrayed by her very “Holy Fathers”.

The Locusts

In earlier posts, we considered the locusts, those apocalyptic monsters which have intrigued every generation for two millennia. The most popular theory of recent times has been to identify them with the muslim hordes which have dispersed throughout the world. Archbishop Fulton Sheen believed that this was a possibility, as did Father Herman Bernard Kramer in his Book of Destiny. However, this popular premise is wrong, the locusts are not muslims, as we shall see.

Let’s recap: The Fallen Star was given a key, with which he opened the bottomless pit. The smoke of the pit arose, darkening the sun, and out of the smoke came locusts. [Note here, the oft repeated statement of Paul VI about the smoke of Satan in the Church.] As noted previously, the darkness of the sun is a spiritual disorientation, another reference to the post-conciliar church. The locusts could not harm any green thing, but only harm “men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads”.  The reference to not harming “any green thing” refers to being unable to harm those with living faith, that is, truly faithful Catholics. The scripture further states that the locusts cannot kill the men, but shall torment them five months with the torment of a scorpion when he strikes a man. That description does not fit the muslim terrorists, who murder Christians because of their faith.

Who are the locusts?

What was not clear to Archbishop Sheen or to Father Kramer can be clearly discerned now, fifty-six years after Vatican II.  The apocalyptic locusts are the modernists who have infested the Church since Vatican II established them in all the seats of power. They target their poison on faithful Catholics. Attacking the very roots of the faith. They have run the Church since they grasped the reins of power in the initial phases of Vatican II. Let’s review the description of these locusts again:

[7] And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle: and on their heads were, as it were, crowns like gold: and their faces were as the faces of men. [8] And they had hair as the hair of women; and their teeth were as lions: [9] And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots and many horses running to battle. [10] And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had over them [11] A king, the angel of the bottomless pit; whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon; in Latin Exterminans.

Note here, that Saint John tells us this name in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. Now, where else in the new Testament have we seen that triple translation? Penny for your thoughts…

Father Kramer notes

The smoke ascending out of the abyss is not a swarm of locusts, but as it comes in contact with conditions on the surface it produces locusts, it is their efficient cause. …When the smoke rose from the pit, there was something present on earth*, which being touched by the smoke produced these monstrous locusts. …

They seem to increase in numbers as long as the smoke ascends out of the pit; that is, as long as God allows. The smoke spreads over some parts of the earth for the Seer beholds the locusts coming out of the smoke and over-running regions not enveloped in smoke.

The influence that ascends from the abyss produces the locusts and confers on them a power like that of scorpions. The word “power” …  primarily means regal “authority”, the right to exercise some magisterial office over others.

And today, we see this Pope of Affliction using that usurped authority to destroy the Mass, the priesthood and continuing to bloat the College of Cardinals with his apostate appointees. This is the spiritual chastisement writ large.

Father Kramer explains that in Scripture, “Our Lord associates scorpions with the activity of Satan (Luke 10,19),(Ecclus. 39,36)… This figure alludes to Joel (2,1)  where the oncoming Babylonian armies are described as locusts in language similar to our text. They killed all the wicked in Israel who did not have the sign of God on their foreheads (Ez. 9,6). The effect of this woe will then be somewhat similar to that of the Babylonian war. It will clear out of the Church as far as it spreads, all the faithless and unregenerate in heart, will purify the faithful, strengthen them and arouse new zeal and activity in the Church.”

Context for the above quotes:

Luke 10, 19-21: “Behold, I have given you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall hurt you. But yet rejoice not in this, that spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice in this, that your names are written in heaven. In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, and said: I confess to Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.” Thus, Jesus gives them power over evil-doers, but warns them not to forget the purpose of it all is salvation. He then cautions them that they are not the “wise and prudent, but “little ones”. This is to warn us against pride in our own wisdom, and urge us to rely humbly on God to lead us and grant us the graces we need to be truly wise.

Ecclesiasticus 39, 30-36: “Good things were created for the good from the beginning, so for the wicked, good and evil things…All these things shall be for good to the holy, so to the sinners and the ungodly they shall be turned into evil. There are spirits that are created for vengeance, and in their fury they lay on grievous torments. In the time of destruction they shall pour out their force: and they shall appease the wrath of him that made them. Fire, hail, famine, and death, all these were created for vengeance. The teeth of beasts, and scorpions, and serpents, and the sword taking vengeance upon the ungodly unto destruction.” Think on it.

Joel 2,1-2: “Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand. A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of clouds and whirlwinds… All is worth reading.

Ezekiel 9, 4-6: “And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark Thau upon the foreheads of the men that sigh, and mourn for all the abominations that are committed in the midst thereof. And to the others He said in my hearing: Go ye after him through the city, and strike: let not your eyes spare, nor be ye moved with pity. Utterly destroy old and young, maidens, children and women: but upon whomsoever you shall see Thau, kill him not, and begin ye at my sanctuary.” Note, the Lord instructs to begin at His sanctuary, that is with the priests. And the ones with Thau are those who are faithful and obedient, making reparation. Read Ch 9.

Is it really too much to hope that at least some will hear these words in their hearts?

“Tolerance” is indifference to sin

NOTE:  Those “who have not the sign of God on their foreheads” refers to those who have fallen from the faith;  they have become so indifferent to sin that they have lost their baptismal faith, they can no longer distinguish true devotion from pious sounding frauds, and they tolerate doctrinal errors in order to achieve their own goals for the Church. Having “made peace” with sin in their own lives in order to advance their own goals and be a worldly success, they have become indifferent to deceit and fraud, and complacent about divorce, adultery, gender ideology and political expediency.

The only way given to Catholics to remain faithful in this time is through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She is our refuge because she bears no mark of satan on her pure heart or soul. Those who spurn the help of this merciful Mother will be unable to remain faithful and will be cleared away. Those who are truly her children, consecrated to her, and grown wise in her teachings by way of her Rosary, have nothing to fear from him and can be confident of victory, despite the certainty of great suffering.

The wording of the passage indicates that the locusts wear, “as it were, crowns like gold”, meaning resembling gold, not actually gold. The passage indicates that they have attained or usurped power in the Church and use this power deceitfully, amassing more power to mislead the faithful. The modernists infesting the Church proclaimed that the Council was merely “Pastoral” and yet they have treated it as though every bit was infallible doctrine. They forced a new “Mass” on the faithful, deceptively claiming that the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was abrogated when it never was. The lying tyranny of the the usurpers of the Faith after Vatican II is the arrogant deceit of these locusts. And now, in 2020, this deception has penetrated into the traditional faithful as well.

“Hair like women”

“This has since antiquity been the symbol of voluptuousness, effeminacy and vainglory. It is an external trait of the inner character. Though they have the reasoning power of men, their nature is weak, and they are swayed like women by sentimental considerations. The motives of their actions are sensual pleasure and vainglory. (Ed.:Think Paglia el al in the Bergoglian inner circle) They are devoid of the manly strength of character or chivalry of mediaeval knights. They are cruel yet have not the other qualifications of lions but only the teeth to lacerate defenseless victims. They are bold, self-assertive, malicious and treacherous. This alludes again to Joel (I. 6). These monsters are thus a composite of man and woman, …”

“They meditate and plan evil; they give themselves up to sensuality and vainglory and listen only to sentimental pleas; they destroy the institutions and the means of sanctification and terrorize people into subjection, and they lacerate all who do not submit to their tyranny and bring those who do submit into the utmost misery.” (Fr. Kramer, “The Book of Destiny”)

This last refers again to the prophecy of Joel as earlier noted , it alludes to the wasted vineyard, “for the springs of waters are dried up, and fire hath devoured the beautiful places of the wilderness”. Again, foretelling destruction and desolation.

The remaining description of the locusts:

“[9] And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots and many horses running to battle. [10] And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months.”

The iron breastplates denotes that they are impervious to reason or logic. Fr. Kramer states that this “noise” signifies great power of propaganda. The modernists who infest our Magisterium control the narrative. They control the media and academe and have successfully perverted the meanings of most of the words used to discuss the dogma and practice of the faith. (Note: Opus Dei is included in the blanket term modernist. )These modernists now control the traditional press as well. Consider the corruption of the essential terms, “Mercy” or  “infallibility”.

The locusts have tails like scorpions with which to sting men. Father Sylvester Berry tells us of this passage,

“The scorpion-like sting is a symbol of heresy that stings and poisons the soul. Its location in the tail signifies deceit and hypocrisy.” … “The tail is the symbol of lying, hypocrisy and false doctrines. The poisonous sting in the tails of these monsters aptly represents sophistry, cunning, deceit and the false conclusions which propagators of heresy draw from Scripture and from the teachings of the Church, by which they mislead their victims …”  “According to the Greek text, the sting of the locusts is to impose injustice on their victims.” (Kramer, The Book of Destiny)

“… and their power was to hurt men five months.”

In verse 5, we are told that, “It was given them … that they should torment (men) five months.” Then in verse 10, this is repeated, “and their power was to hurt men five months.” The repetition is noteworthy. Then, Father tells us,

“The figure 5 is frequently used without a special reason to make the narrative more concrete (Matt. 25, 15) “Five talents”, Luke 12, 6, “Five sparrows” (Luke 12,6), “Five in one house” (Luke 12, 52).

Fr. Kramer interprets this passage as referring to inflicting a spiritual torment on faithless Catholics, “a pang of conscience which lasts a period of time, after which the afflicted person simply settles down into a numb apostasy. After some time the apostate will become callous to the sting of conscience, soothe the wounds made by the gnawing worm by lazily submitting to the decrees of fate and grow satisfied with his spiritual status. And then he will even defend his deliberations and actions.”

Regarding this numbing indifference, recall the Prayer of the Angel of Fatima, which urged reparation for “sacrilege, outrage and indifference”.  That is ever the way in a sinful nation, first the sacrilege, then the shock and outrage, but eventually the faithful become inured to the offenses and given enough time, become blind to the monstrous sins which have become all-pervasive.

The Holy Ghost by emphasising the number five was indicating 50 years of modernism, after which the Church either throws it off, rejecting it for the evil it is, or settles down into total apostasy of the faith. Today, fifty-five years later, we have passed that point and have not thrown off the heresy, but have become so numb to iniquity that most Catholics are unaware of the extent to which their faith has become compromised by their world-wise “tolerance” which is really indifference.

Chapter 9 In the year 2021

The above was written several years ago, and today, in August 2020, we are beginning to see the outlines of the one world tyranny looming on every horizon. No matter where you turn, the worldwide surveillance state has you covered with an electronic net. When it gets to the point that you are unable to formulate a prayer, how will you protect your loved ones?  And the FrancisChurch and all the world’s bishops in communion with him have denied the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the sacraments to the faithful. Indeed, we have now reached the time prophesied in the Vision of Knock – the Mass silenced, and the people outside the structures of the church.

And yes, I’m aware that the Mass has returned in a more or less restricted way in many areas. What I say is, just wait a while and you will see.

The deliberate closing off of the channels of grace coupled with the use of advanced technology to hinder our ability to think and make choices is not only to maintain power over the helpless masses but to destroy their ability to save their souls. The intention is to eradicate the very concept of God from the minds of mankind. This is what Father Malachi Martin meant when he said that if we knew the secret the churches would be full with people seeking confession. As I have said many, many times, if people do not do penance now, they will become unable to do so. In fact, it will never occur to them to repent.

We have reached a new nadir among the traditional faithful when even traditional priests promote Donald Trump as the new King Cyrus. This betrayal of the true faith is a great victory for the ancient enemy. We will discuss this further in our next Reflections Newsletter, God willing.

One last note:

The phrase, “something present on earth, which being touched by the smoke produced these monstrous locusts” refers to the modernist heretics which were already in place, in seminaries and universities and even within the Church but were not given power until the modernist revolution of the Council. Freemasonry as well (the two are inseparable) had been insidiously infiltrating the Church since at least the time of Cardinal Rampolla.

If you would save yourselves and those entrusted to you, pray the Rosary with a humble and contrite heart. Then, Our Lady will teach you her Science of the Holy Rosary. it is the science of survival under the reign of satan.

Remember – Our Lady needs us to obey:  First Saturdays of Reparation, daily rosary, at least 5 mysteries, wear her brown scapular and live your Total Consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offering daily duties in reparation and for the conversion of poor sinners.

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.


  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!


  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.


  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

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