Last posted on Jan. 28, 2017.
With yesterday’s repost, we renew our discussion of Apocalypse 8 in order to examine an intriguing quote from Sister Lucia. When asked to comment on the Third Secret she suggested that we faithful read the Apocalypse, especially Chapters 8 through 13. Several Popes have also indicated that the message of Fatima is apocalyptic, as has Father Malachi Martin. In fact, it is quite possible that by reviewing Chapters 8 through 13 we may even gain some insight into what this Pope of Surprises has in store for us; what do you think?
And now we continue with Part 3, which has been updated and much new material added:
“ALL DIVORCED WILL BE ADMITTED”
Pope Francis to Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, the Pope’s favorite newspaper: “this is bottom line result, the de facto appraisals are entrusted to the confessors, but at the end of faster or slower paths, all the divorced who ask will be admitted.” (Rorate Caeli)
The above is shocking, of course, even though we knew it was coming to this. But to help us get some perspective, let’s take a brief look at what Malachi Martin predicted back in the 1990’s.
Today is the feast day of a wonderful saint – Peter of Alcantara, the holy Franciscan monk who was instrumental in Saint Teresa of Avila’s spirituality. She describes it beautifully in her autobiography. My copy is Volume I , Chapter XXX, of Complete Works, Peers trans., Sheed and Ward, 1944.
Cardinal Manning’s Warning
This essay was initially posted in 2014 and was lost in a web attack I experienced, the first of several. I changed hosts and rebuilt the post from memory and reposted with various editions from 2015 onward.
It’s a long post, but I hope you’ll read it- it’s helpful to review this in each new step of the Revolution to understand the importance of what is occurring now. (The companion post, “A Headless Thing” is linked in the sidebar. )
Today’s post is a follow-up to the original essay, “The Eucharist and the Apocalypse”, posted earlier.
In the silent tableau of Knock, on August 21, 1879, Our Blessed Mother presented to us a most important message for our times. The vision alludes to Apocalypse 5, especially verse 5. Today we seek to look more closely.
Continue reading “Eucharist and Apocalypse Part II” →
Today is the 106th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that marked Our Lady’s Sixth Visit to Fatima. it is also the 50th anniversary of Our Lady’s visit to Akita (13 October, 1973). Akita’s message seems primarily to emphasize the warnings of Fatima, but it too, failed or rather the Church failed to heed it.
On October 13, 1917, a miracle occurred, witnessed by between 70,000 and 100,000 people. The miracle defied the laws of physics and was verified by witnesses who were Masons, atheists and anti-Christians as well as by the faithful. The day, month and hour had been predicted before hand.
When Our Lady appeared to the children, Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia at this Sixth Apparition, her final words to them were, Continue reading “The Sixth Visit of Our Lady of the Rosary” →
Today marks the 120th anniversary of the what is arguably the most significant encyclical of the 20th century by saint Pope Pius X, E Supremi, On the Restoration of All Things in Jesus Christ, from October 4, 1903. It is also, and this is noteworthy, the opening date of the Bergoglian Reformation’s boldest attack of the Holy Catholic Faith, the Synod on Synodality.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, just as among you there will be lying teachers who will bring in destructive sects. They even disown the Lord Who bought them, thus bringing upon themselves swift destruction.”
2 Pet. 2: 1
From the time of Our Lord Jesus Christ, there have indeed been false prophets. The true message of Fatima has been confused, obscured, and devalued by the many false prophecies that have deluged it, and the many false prophets today who pose as true and traditional Catholics but instead seek to use the message for their own profit. The following post is several years old and draws from the writings of Volume III of Frere Michel’s “The Whole Truth About Fatima”.. There is really no way to understand the scope and seriousness of today’s apostasy unless the Message of Fatima is grasped in its entirety.
THE LOGIC OF THE PROPHECIES
Do we not know that the manifestation of the impious or wicked one spoken of by the Apostle will be tied to the apostasy as its final development, before the final triumph and arrival of Christ Jesus? “And then the wicked one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and the brightness of His coming.” (2 Thess. 2: 8) But does not the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have to prepare and immediately precede that of Her Son?
If this is so, do not the great apostasy and the revelation of the Impious one have to precede, in turn, the “final triumph” of the Immaculate Heart of Mary announced by the conclusion of the Secret? In the unfolding of the prophecies, the events predicted by Saint Paul seem to correspond to the same “intermediate period” as the one directly touched on by Our Lady’s third Secret.
We know that on July 6, 1851, Mélanie, the seer of La Salette, when writing down her secret so as to pass it on to Pope Pius IX, “asked the meaning of the word “infallibly”, and the correct spelling of the words ‘polluted city’, and ‘antichrist’.“
A STRIKING PROPHECY OF SAINT PIUS X
What we also know with sure knowledge, because it is an unquestionable fact, is the frightful progress made by impiety in our modern society. It is not an illusion to say that no period of the world’s history has seen this impiety, denounced by Saint Paul, pushed to such a point.
At the dawn of the (twentieth) century, Saint Pius X, in his inaugural encyclical, “E supremi apostolatus cathedra“, made this observation, seized with fright. The apostolic office frightened him, he avowed, precisely for this reason:
“We felt a sort of terror, considering the disastrous conditions of humanity at the present hour. Can we ignore such a profound and grave evil, which at this moment much more than in the past, is working away at its very marrow and leading it to its ruin? You know what this malady is, Venerable Brethren, it is the abandoning of God and apostasy from Him; and without any doubt, nothing leads more surely to ruin, according to these words of the prophet: “Those who depart far from You perish.” (Ps. 72: 27)
“We understood that it belonged to Us, in virtue of the pontifical office entrusted to Us, to provide a remedy for such a great evil. We believed that this order of God was addressed to Us: ‘Behold, today I set you over nations and kingdoms, to tear down and destroy, to build up and to plant.’ ” (Jer. 1: 10) Further on, he denounces “the impious war which has been stirred up, and which continues almost everywhere, against God…”
What is the remedy?
“It is necessary, by every means, and at the price of any effort, to uproot entirely this monstrous and detestable iniquity proper to the times we are living in, and through which man substitutes himself for God.”
SAINT PIUS X ON THE SON OF PERDITION
And Saint Pius X, referring to the text we have just commented on, goes so far as to state that the Apostle’s prophecy has perhaps begun being fulfilled in our century:
“Truly, whoever ponders these things must necessarily and firmly fear whether such a perversion of minds is not the sign announcing, and the beginning of the last times, and that the Son of Perdition spoken of by the Apostle (2 Thess. 2: 3) might already be living on this earth. So great is the audacity and so great the rage with which religion is mocked everywhere, and the dogmas of the faith are fought against, there is a stubborn effort to completely suppress man’s duties towards God!
“Now this, according to the same Apostle, is the character proper to Antichrist; man, with unspeakable temerity, has usurped the place of the Creator, lifting himself above everything that bears the name of God. It has reached such a point that, being powerless to completely extinguish in himself the notion of God, he nevertheless shakes off the yoke of His Majesty, and dedicates the visible world to himself in the guise of the temple, where he pretends to receive the adoration of his own kind… “He sits in the temple of God, and gives himself out as if he were God” (2 Thess. 2: 4).”
Saint Pius X gave this frightening diagnosis of the situation of the world on October 4, 1903; that is, 120 years ago today. After his death, suceeding popes did little to combat the ongoing ravages of modernism until Pope John XXIII had the audacity to deny the Mother of God’s request to reveal her Message of Fatima. This unleashed the full fury of Luciferian attacks against the faith, from within the very bride of Christ Herself.
For this portion, we rely on the writings of Frère Michel, who demonstrates how eloquently Pope Paul VI, in his closing speech for the Second Vatican Council, expressed the program of the enthroned enemy, of which Saint Pius X had warned.
PAUL VI ON THE “SON OF THE EARTH”
One text alone is sufficient to show the immense distance covered, in falling into the abyss of apostasy. It is the discourse of Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965, for the closing of the Council. It is impossible to reread these words, pronounced on such a solemn occasion, without pointing out the resemblances that impose themselves – both with the prophecy of the Apostle, as well as the interpretation clearly inspired by the Spirit given to us by Pius X, the saintly Pope of the twentieth century. Here is the essential passage, but the discourse is completely in the same vein:
“The Church of the Council, it is true… has been very much occupied with man, with man such as he proposes himself in reality to our time: living man, man completely occupied with himself, man who makes himself not only the centre of everything that interests him, but who dares to proclaim himself the principle and ultimate reason of all reality. This whole phenomenal man, that is, clothed with his innumerable appearances, has been placed before the assembly of Council Fathers…”
“Secularizing and profane humanism has appeared finally in its terrible stature, and has, in a certain sense, defied the Council. The religion of God Who became man has encountered the religion (for it is one) of man who makes himself God.”
“What happened? A clash, a battle, an anathema? This could have happened; but it did not take place. The old story of the Samaritan has been the model of the Council’s spirituality. An unlimited sympathy (sic) has pervaded it completely. The discovery of human needs (and they are all the greater, to the degree that the son of the earth [sic] makes himself greater) has absorbed our Synod’s attention.Recognize for it at least this merit, you modern humanists, who deny the transcendence of the highest things, and recognize our new humanism: we too, we more than anybody, have the cult of man.” (Pope Paul VI, Closing Speech at Vatican II, Dec. 7, 1965)
“Secularizing and profane humanism”, the “religion of man who makes himself God”, this is undoubtedly the Marxist religion – for it is a religion – and even more, the Masonic religion. But according to Saint Paul, and according to the entire, unanimous Catholic tradition up to Saint Pius X, up to Pius XII, this is precisely the religion of the impious one, the religion of Antichrist.
Editor Note: Regarding Paul VI’s quote above, the following quote from Apocalypse 13, 11: “And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.” In this prophecy, “the earth” refers to the Church. Thus, Pope Paul refers to the work of Lucifer within the Church at the top.]
Well, now! Towards this open, shameless impiety, the supreme sin which Saint Paul abominates because it is satanic in its very essence, because it is the sin of the “Son of perdition”, who provokes God’s just wrath and merits eternal damnation – faced with “this monstrous and detestable iniquity proper to the times we are living in, and through which man substitutes himself for God”, as Saint Pius X said – the Council felt no animosity, Pope Paul VI declares to us. On the contrary, before this “son of the earth”, this “modern humanist” who today makes himself “greater” than ever in his open revolt against God, “an unlimited sympathy has pervaded the entire Council”.
For the first time, between the Ministers of God and the children of Belial, between the Vicar of Christ and the henchmen of the Adversary, there was neither a clash, nor a battle, nor an anathema. No, “a current of affection and admiration has overflowed from the Council over the modern human world”. It is hardly necessary to make it clear that neither Jesus, Who “is Love” (1 Jn. 4: 8), nor Saint John His Evangelist, nor Saint Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, had ever thought of interpreting “the old story [sic] of the Samaritan” (in the words of Paul VI) this way. This new exegesis confuses the victim – “the man who fell among robbers” and was left by them “half dead”, over whom the “Good Samaritan”, Jesus Himself, lovingly bends – with the murderers, the “lawless men” which here mean Satan and his henchmen. [Note the correspondence between Pope Paul and Pope Francis. And also see our post on Pope Francis and Judas.]
Is not this fallacious exegesis, instead, one of the “lying prodigies” of which Saint Paul speaks to the Thessalonians? And one wonders: by what “misleading influence, that they may believe falsehood” (2 Thess. 2: 11-12), not a single one of the 2,400 bishops present dared to denounce, immediately, the Impiety of such statements?
[Most of he above was written by Frere Michel in the 80’s. Here I must add for the sake of clarity, that Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre did, as history has now shown, make the correct judgement on Paul VI and the Second Vatican Council. It is true that he did not do so immediately, as such a move was not to be taken lightly.]
One shudders to think that Pope Paul VI pronounced this impious discourse, where he dared to proclaim openly his own “cult of man”, seated on his throne at Saint Peter’s, at Rome itself. This was perhaps, foretold by St. Louis de Montfort.
ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT FORETELLS: “IMPIETY IS ON THE THRONE”
Has not the hour come to recite once more, with Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, his prophetic “Prière embrasée”, beseeching God to intervene to save “His Church, so weakened and so soiled by the crimes of its children”, to extinguish the raging fire of apostasy, which is in the process of devouring it:
Prayer of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam:
It is time, Lord, to do what You have promised to do. Your Divine Law is transgressed, Your Gospel is abandoned, the torrents of iniquity flood the entire world, and even carry away Your servants, the whole earth is desolate, Impiety is on the throne, your Sanctuary has been profaned and the Abomination is even in the Holy Place (Dan. 9: 27; Mt. 24: 15). Oh, permit me to shout everywhere: Fire, fire, fire! Help, help, help! Fire in God’s house, fire in souls, fire even in the Sanctuary!
Is it not this same prophetic warning, this same vehement appeal which the Immaculate Virgin Herself came to give the Church, in the triple Secret of July 13, 1917?
- “Fire in souls”: this is the first part of the Secret, the vision of hell.
- “Fire in God’s house”: this is Christendom threatened by the Bolshevik conflagration, [that is, the spread of the errors of Russia].
- “Fire in the Sanctuary”: this is the devastating apostasy, which has reached even the summit of the Church. It is the prophecy of the Third Secret.
[End of quote from Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité.]
In an earlier post, we discussed the “Fallen Star” prophesied in Apocalypse 9, 1-2.
“And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit: and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit.”
Clearly Paul VI served the agenda of antichrist, and today we see his successor, Francis, in a similar light, relentlessly advancing the same agenda, which is now reaching its culmination. We have also, in earlier posts, argued that Francis I is likely the Second Beast, the Beast from the Earth or as Paul VI said, “Son of the Earth”.
We have also indicated, in a previous post , “The Smoke of Satan, and an Apostate Pope “, that on the 50 year anniversary of the preliminary enthronement, the complete enthronement most likely occurred in June, 2013, once Bergoglio had ascended to the papacy, thus granting the antichristic powers complete control over the Church. For the moment, it seems as though they have won.
We offer also our earlier post on St. Hildegard’s Beast prophecies.
Forgive the repetition but I must stress the importance of living the message of Fatima. Rosary. Scapular. Consecration. Sacrificial spirit in all our daily duties and First Saturdays of Reparation. Avoiding the comfortable sins of everyday life that permeate our surroundings, the narcissism of social media. Root out all the little deceits so commonplace in our “modern” lives. With every heart beat, every breath, love for Our Lady. Love for Our dear Lord Jesus Christ. Reparative love. Sacrificial love. Above all, generous love!
Keep always in mind that we are only Mary’s children insofar as we are able to proclaim with our most Blessed Mother, “My soul doth magnify the Lord!” And yet, how can we say that? How can we “magnify the Lord”?
Mary’s soul, so pure and unblemished, radiated back God’s love with which she was so filled. You see she radiated the very essence of God, Who is love. Now Satan radiates hatred as do those who serve him. Hatred and deceit and murder are his trademarks and you see them multiplied in millions of lost souls around you. Look at the hatred, the vulgarity, the deceit and rotten death permeating so much of society, particularly this Bergoglian version of the church.
This absolute necessity of our sacrificial spirit is precisely for the sake of love. Surely you know that She – the Mother of Fair Love – will triumph through love! As Saint John of the Cross reminds us, “Where there is not love, put in love and you will draw out love”. And, “In the evening of life, learn to love as God loves.”
And here’s the thing. Many will be tempted to think they were misled. We are so used to instant gratification today that if we do not see the east coast of the United States washed away in a tsunami, or an immediate muslim takeover of Rome, we will think our penance in vain. Penance is never in vain. I hope we have documented that it is the will of Our Lady – and more, it is the will of God – that we do this, whether or not we see any results at all. But I do firmly believe that we will see results fairly soon now. For we are told by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, “As in the days of Noah …”
Thank you for reading. Do note, please that there is only one portion of the Church, a true remnant possibly, that has preserved Pope Pius’s goal “To restore all things in Christ”. Whether others note it or not, they are in grave danger and I trust you will join me in beginning a Rosary Novena for them. The 54 day one please.
This post was originally from 2018 and has been updated (more or less) for reposting in 2020 and now, 2023.
I do hope to be able to follow this up with a summary in which we will discuss a few of the false prophecies, devotions, “seers” and “influencers” with which the ancient enemy is attempting to obstruct or destroy the true Message of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima..
† 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.
~ 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!
For the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, 2023, we offer our essay from 2015, which has not been updated; however, there is a brief addition at the bottom.
The first Francis, St. Francis of Assisi was an enigma to the world which he utterly rejected. The second Francis, born Jorge Bergoglio and hailed as Pope Francis is embraced by the world and acclaimed as a modern day saint by that very world he so skillfully courts.
The first Francis, St. Francis of Assisi, took to heart Our Lord’s command in the Gospel, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Matthew 16, 24). Although even his own followers at times rejected the severity of St. Francis’s insistence on following Christ with total poverty, for St. Francis it was simply a matter of total trust in Our Lord Jesus Christ. A beautiful saying of St. Francis inspires us still, “May I die, O Lord, through love of Thee, Who through love of me didst not disdain to die!” On 3 October, 1226, two years after being blessed with the suffering of the stigmata, his desire was fulfilled and he entered into complete union with his Beloved.
Shortly before he died, St. Francis of Assisi called together his followers and warned them of the troubles to come in the future, saying:
“The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death.
“Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it. There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.
“Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.
“Those who preserve in their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. but the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, [Christ] these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.
“Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true pastor but a destroyer.” (From The Works of the Seraphic Father, Washbourne, 1882, available online: Archive.org)
The second Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis, has already been canonized by the world media, both secular and ostensibly Catholic for his “poverty” and “mercy”. in fact Elton John has already facetiously called for Pope Francis to be canonized for his “compassion”. Although this latter-day Francis speaks often about mercy, he has brutally suppressed the Franciscans of the Immaculate, who are truly following the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi’s order. And although he speaks often about poverty, he leaves his many worldly followers in the utmost poverty by failing to provide them with the Spiritual food they need to nurture their eternal souls. “For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?” (Matthew 16, 26)
What do you think? Is the prophecy of St. Francis a foretelling of these days, of this Pope? Many of us are suspecting the worst, but in any event we may have our answer by the next Synod in October this year, 98 years after the last appearance of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima. May St. Francis of Assisi bless Pope Francis that he repent and be converted.
Ed. Note: And here we are in October 2023 after 10 years of the Bergoglian Reformation of the Bride of Christ, and facing yet another of his Synods. Recall for a moment the Society’s posting at his election, printed in full.
On the occasion of the election of Pope Francis
Communiqué from the SSPX’s General House on the occasion of the election of Pope Francis
With the news of the election of Pope Francis, the Society of St. Pius X prays to Almighty God that He abundantly bestow on the new Sovereign Pontiff the graces necessary for the exercise of this heavy charge.
Strengthened by Divine Providence, may the new pope “confirm his brethren in the Faith”, with the authority which St. Pius X proclaimed at the beginning of his pontificate:
We do not wish to be, and with the divine assistance never shall be aught before human society but the Minister of God, of whose authority We are the depositary. The interests of God shall be Our interest, and for these We are resolved to spend all Our strength and Our very life.
St. Francis of Assisi, whose name the new pontiff has taken, heard the Crucified Savior say to him, “Go, Francis and rebuild my Church.” It is in such a spirit that the bishops, priests, and religious of the Society of St. Pius X assure the Holy Father of their filial desire “to restore all things in Christ, so that Christ may be all and in all”[3 & 3] according to their means, for the love of the Holy Catholic and Roman Church.
Menzingen, March 13, 2013
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For a remarkably good essay on Saint Francis of Assisi I recommend James Larson’s, “St. Francis of Assisi: They Pretended to Love You So that They Might Leave You”
Pray the Rosary and confound 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.
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Note to readers: I apologise for reposting this by mistake. Tomorrow I’ll have a post for Our Lady’s Feast Day. Although it’s difficult for me to accept, my cognitive deficiencies are becoming more problematic and this episode helps me understand the need to withdraw from online posting. I’m sorry to disappoint you, who have supported me – many for ten years now! But Our Lord has His plans, and it is time for me to go. I will try as long as possible to keep Return to Fatima online, but cannot promise what is beyond my control. Thank you so much for reading and sharing our posts here. May the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts be with you and protect and strengthen you always, evensong.
A Pope who will sing the Te Deum
Previously posted on February 22, 2018 by peregrine
No longer in Rome
For so long now, the faith has suffered assault after assault, and still the awful humiliation and degradation of the Church continues unabated. And yet we know that this is the providence of our Dear Lord, who endures these sufferings to allow us the extra time for penance, and for the conversion of sinners. Think a moment, aren’t you much more aware of Our Lady’s message than you were four years ago? Don’t you know of people who have begun to awaken to the terrible crisis? We must remember that Our Lord is suffering far, far more than we are, and He is doing it, as He always does, for the salvation of souls. Let us not forsake Him now when He needs us so much, but renew our penances, prayers, fasts and alms so that many souls may be saved in the midst of this satanic onslaught.
St. John Bosco’s prophecy of the two pillars is fairly well known, but he also made another prophecy, which is related in the book by Rev. Gerald Culleton, “The Prophets and Our Times“:
“And to you, Rome, what will happen? Ungrateful Rome! Effeminate Rome! proud Rome! …
Today’s post first appeared in May, 2015 and we bring it back today to see how fits with what we observe now. It was intended as the first in a series of posts in which we hoped to place the Message of Fatima, the Chastisement and the Apocalypse in context of our times. Now, eight years later, let’s see how things have developed.
From the original post:
Our Lady of Fatima’s message is a heaven-sent offer to restore faith in the Church and peace in our world. Even in 1917, it was clear that heresy, apostasy and schism were endangering the faith. To correct the growing secular humanism, Our Lady came, requesting prayer and penance, and offering the Pope and hierarchy a simple way to reaffirm their obedience to God. However, the hierarchy of the Church, while giving lip service to the Message of Fatima, in fact refused to comply with Our Lady’s messsage. By the disobedience of the Popes, God withdrew His grace more and more, until the year 1960. Pope John XXIII’s final act of disobedience set the Church adrift.
To understand the concept of “the Church adrift”, it is helpful to recall St. John Bosco’s vision. In May, 1862, Don Bosco told of a dream he had of the Church as a stately ship in stormy waters, being besieged by many lesser ships. The ship’s commander, the Pope, was attempting to bring the ship between two pillars to which he would moor it. After the Commander Pope was killed, another Pope took over and successfully moored the ship between the two columns. Don Bosco identified the smaller of the two pillars as Mary, Help of Christians and the larger one as the Most Blessed Sacrament, Salvation of Believers. Note, that in St. John Bosco’s dream, the ship of the Church was struggling to fight off attackers and return to safe harbor between the two pillars of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Eucharist. Thus, the Church was attempting to return to those devotions, implying that the Church had become unmoored from them. This was a prophetic vision of our post-conciliar church.
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