This video is a summary of prophecies throughout the ages (and its application to the Church today), by renowned Catholic Theologian and author Dr. Kelly Bowring. See his website at TwoHeartPress.com
The video is over an hour, but worth every minute.
The first 12 mins cover in a nutshell, prophecies from St Paul VI, St. Malachi, St Francis of Assisi, B. Anne Catherine Emmerich, St. Faustina, Maria Divine Mercy, Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Pope Leo XIII, Cat. of Catholic church, Our Lady of America, Garabandal, Bl. Elena, Fatima, St John Bosco, Loius X, Medjugorje, St. Hildegard, Our Lady of La Salette, Fr. Gobbi, Our Lady of Akita, Bl. Anna Maia Taigi, Bl. Elizabeth Canori, St. Catherine Laboure, St Louis de Montfort, Revelation (BIBLE)
From about 15 mins on, he talks about the papal election, fulfilment of prophecy, the false pope, the validity of the papal election and our duty to resist.
At 20mins he speaks of the Truth which is being torn asunder. At 21m – he speaks of the promotion of errors; at 24mins – the schism, and promotion of disloyalty to Christ’s teachings; the antichrist. He speaks of a modern church based on social justice and compassion, which will reach out to all sinners, but without requiring repentance.
From 32 mins – changes which will be made to the Holy Mass which will replace the Holy Sacrifice with a pagan ritual.
From 34 mins on, he speaks of the antichrist, who takes up his place in Rome. Dr Bowring quotes prophecies from the Book of Truth here. He speaks of how the AC will announce the building of a new temple. The false prophet will display the attributes of a saint.
The Great Warning will occur after Pope Benedict leaves the Vatican. He speaks of the Signs of the Warning and the purpose of the Warning.
From 57 mins. Dr. Bowring speaks of a personal attack and threats by the devil and of persecutions which have befallen him and his family. He speaks of suffering for others which is necessary for Salvation. He said that in physical and mental suffering – therein lies our triumph.
Please pray for this very courageous man who has given everything to promote the Truth. Let us also be inspired to fight –
The following talk is by Crusader Chris, in the city where he lives. I thought, being the 100th Anniversary of the first Apparition, that this would be appropriate to share today. The only changes are the subheadings which I added for ease of reading. In fact, he did his second talk in the series today in the pro-Cathedral at an all-day Fatima celebration.
(The picture is of my own personal statue of Our lady of Fatima)
FIRST OF A 4-PART SERIES OF TALKS
IN THIS CENTENARY YEAR OF FATIMA, 2017
DAY WITH MARY, 25 February 2017
Good morning, everyone. Now, before I begin I’d just like to stress that the following material is not purely my own personal opinion. While I’m a Fatima enthusiast, I don’t profess to be an expert on the subject. I’ve done a lot of research, and have drawn on a number of RELIABLEsources – some of these I’ll mention as we go.
Perhaps we could start by praying a HAIL MARY for the Holy Spirit’s presence?
FATIMA’S MESSAGE MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER: Heaven’s Request for reparation
FATIMA… it could well be the most important sign of visible Divine intervention since Jesus was raised from the dead.
The “Miracle of the Dancing Sun”at Fatima must rank as the most dramatic and significant supernatural event in the entire history of the Church.
Not since Biblical Times has there been apublic miracleof this magnitude!
But WHY we may wonder?WHY?
Could it be that, on entering the modern age in 1917, the Church was on the brink of the most critical and decisive phase of its two thousand year existence?
Many would contest that. Pragmatists and rationalists, theologians and historians would say that the Church has always been upon stormy waters.
But the advent of secularism, atheism, materialism, modern psychology, science and evolution has created a whole new generation conditioned by this thinking who are now enemies of the faith unlike anything ever before: hedonists, scoffers, intellectual giants, revolutionaries, demagogues and social activists with power and ambition to take hold of the world and make their beliefs dominate. Forcefully and seductively they are steering our civilization away from its Christian mores, coercing us into a Brave New World of supposedly “enlightened” valueswhich, in truth, are both anti-Christian and destructive.
Relevance of Private Revelation
It is frequently asserted that Fatima is ONLY private revelation. Many voices in the Church diminish its importance. In the last 50 years it has been dismissed by the Vatican hierarchy. Buried by others and consigned to a grave stone. “It’s only private revelation,” they say. “We don’t have to believe.”
But looking back over the entirety of faith history, some of the greatest landmark moments,even in Sacred Scripture itself, are made up of private revelation.The three angels who appear to Abraham and Sarah announcing the infinite generations of believers to come: private revelation. Moses’ encounter with God on Sinai and the giving of the Law: private revelation, although, of course, the Israeli camp did witness the accompanying spectacle from a distance. The calling of Samuel the prophet who anoints King David: private revelation. Isaiah, Jeremiah, all the prophets, the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary: all private revelation. And the New Testament abounds with similar phenomena: the conversion of St Paul on the road to Damascus, his transporting into the heavenly realms, the apparitions to the disciples of the Risen Christ in His Glorified Body: all private revelation.
To those who insist that Fatima ismerelyprivate revelation, Our Lady in fact says the complete opposite. She told the three shepherds that she would perform a miracle so that “EVERYONE would believe”. It was intended for everyone, not just the young visionaries. And it did get the world’s attention, even the secular newspapers at the time. Over seventy thousand pilgrims were present. Hardened journalists who turned out to mock and belittle the so-called religious hysteria became believers.
Why did Our Lady appear?
So why would God permit the Blessed Mother of His Son to appear at the dawn of the twentieth century during the bloodiest war which was meant to “end all wars” and only months prior to the tumultuous Russian Revolution? Why would He give the handmaiden of Nazareth the power to overwhelm such a great multitude of people with a sight which brought them to their knees, convinced the world was about to end with the sun plunging toward the earth? It is interesting to note that this was 28 years before the first nuclear bombs were exploded, bringing an end to a far more devastating Second World War. Some commentators say Fatima’s solar phenomenon was like a prelude of that atomic power.
When Jesus came among us as the long-awaited Messiah He scolded those of His generation for not recognizing the signs of the times – Hugh Owen in his recent Fatima book, The Light Comes from the East, says “How much more will He scold us who have the gifts of the Holy Spirit if we fail to read the signs of the times.”
Pope Benedict’s XVI
Seven years ago our previous Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, while visiting Fatima, made a startling pronouncement, one which negated the official Vatican position and his own earlier opinion as Cardinal Ratzinger. No longer could he agree that Fatima’s message was relegated to the historical past, left behind with the 20th century. On May 13, 2010, before 500,000 pilgrims at the famous apparition site, Pope Benedict proclaimed in his papal address:“Whoever thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is over, is deceived. May these seven years that divide us from the centennial of the apparitions bring forth soon the foreseen triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!”
In the same address Pope Benedict pointed out an uncomfortable fact: “Today,” he said, “we see in the most horrifying way, that the greatest persecution against the Church does not come from its enemies outside, but from the sins within; and that the Church has therefore a great need to re-learn penance. . .”
His Holiness was simply echoing the words of Our Lady of Fatima:
On October 13 in 1917 she was reported saying,“People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more for He is already TOO MUCH offended.” She mentioned in particular immorality and immodesty, fashions which greatly offended God, and her admonition recalls the two prayers which the Angel had taught the shepherd children a year earlier. These prayers were “in reparation for the outrages, sacrilege, blasphemies and INDIFFERENCE toward God.”
The Relevance of Our Lady’s Words for Today
Now, remember, this was 1917. How much more-so have those sins multiplied and intensified one hundred years later!
Father Regis Scanlon, spiritual director for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, has authored articles on Fatima. Recently he wrote, “Without a doubt abortion has always existed,” – on a minor scale in the backstreets of cities – “but now it is glorified by societies and protected by governments as a legal right. In 1917 the idea of legalized homosexual marriage, especially on a worldwide scale, would have been inconceivable. And I doubt you could find a practicing Catholic, in those days, who would NOT have been horrified to hear a fellow Catholic was regularly receiving Holy Communion despite being divorced, co-habiting or committing fornication or homosexual acts.”
Our Lady told Jacinta that the sins that offended God most were sins of the flesh,and that many marriages were not good.More people fall into hell, she said, because of unrepented sins of the flesh. This and sacrilegious communionsare the two great evils which afflict the world and the Church.
Heaven foresaw all of this coming. Like the prophets of old, Christ’s Mother was sent to forewarn the world, to alert believers to the signs of the times. Sadly, a hundred years later, we hardly ever hear about sin (especially mortal sin); nor do we hear about Hell, about Satan or demonic activity, and we definitely never hear about reparation and sacrifice, so badly needed, as Fatima highlighted. Any such reference has become unfashionable – almost politically incorrect.
The Sequence of Events – a refresher:
Now, for those who are unfamiliar with the Fatima story, here’s a brief recap – and a refresher for those of you who have heard it but long ago.
The extraordinary sequence of events actually began in the spring and autumn of 1916. Sister Lucy in her memoirs, however, does mention that there was a mysterious prefigurement even earlier in 1915. On three occasions that year, while she and her two younger cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto were tending their flocks, a figure appeared in the air above the olive trees.
The following year this figure revealed to them that he was the Angel of Peace, the Guardian Angel of Portugal – also later identified as St Michael.“Do not be afraid,” he told the children. “Pray with me.” Sister Lucy wrote that he looked “like a young man of about 14 or 15 years old, transparent as crystal when the sun shines through it and of great beauty.” He taught them a short prayer and showed them to kneel as they prayed and prostrate themselves with their foreheads almost touching the ground. When he returned in the autumn that year he rebuked them for wasting time playing. “What are you doing? Pray, pray very much! The most holy hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High.” He explained to them, “Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country.”
Now remember, these instructions were given to three little children who, in 1916, were aged ten, eight and six years old. On this second visit the Angel gave Holy Communion to Lucy and the precious Blood from a Chalice to Jacinta and Francisco, saying, “Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.” He knelt prostrate before the Blessed Sacrament, demonstrating again this lowly position of prayerful adoration, and recited with the young shepherds the now-famous prayer addressed to the Holy Trinity. In this way the little seers of Fatima were being primed up for the great encounter with heaven’s Queen a year ahead of her appearance.
The First Apparition
Meanwhile, the First World War was raging through Europe without let-up. Pope Benedict XV, tired and frail, weary of fruitless diplomatic entreaties with leaders, wrote a letter to all Christians. It was dated 5th May 1917. “In this terrible hour,” he pleaded, “may the faithful turn with lively confidence to the august Mother of God. Since all graces are dispensed through the hands of the Holy Virgin, beg her to obtain peace for the world, to end the dark tide of ruin and massacre.” He solemnly entrusted this task to her alone. Only eight days later she responded – on what was then known as the feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, May 13th.
May 13th that year was a Sunday. After attending Mass and leading their sheep to pasture at a place called the Cova da Iria, the three children witnessed a flash of lightning in the blue sky after praying their Rosary. Another flash and there, just a few footsteps away, on the top of a holm oak, stood a Lady dressed in white, “more brilliant than the sun,” wrote Lucy, “radiating a light so clear and intense”. She encouraged them to pray the Rosary to obtain peace for the world and an end to the First World War, and requested that they come to the Cova da iria on the 13th day of each month for six successive months.
13th June: the second apparition.
This drew about fifty onlookers along with Lucy, Jacinta and Francisco. On this occasion the Blessed Mother spoke of devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. “Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved,” she said and opening her hands, she showed them a vision of her heart encircled by thorns.
The Third Apparition
13th July. This pivotal third apparition brought record crowds. Five thousand people assembled this time, and it was the day that the Mother of Christ delivered the prophecies and promises and visions now associated with Fatima.
Firstly she announced the miracle which would take place three months from that date: “I will do this so that all may believe,” she said. And then she gave the children a graphic glimpse into the frightening reality of hell. Sadly she continued, “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. This war is going to end soon, but if people do not cease offending God,a worse war will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you seea night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for theconsecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.
“If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, stirring up revolutions, and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer; several nations will be annihilated.” Her final words were ones of hope: “In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph and there will be peace.”
All these revelations were known initially as “the Secret”. The secret was divided into three parts: first part was the terrifying sight of hell. The second was the prophetic words just quoted. And what became known as the Third Secret or the third part began with the promise “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved”. The contents of this secret were sealed in an envelope to be made public in 1960 when they would be better understood. Through papal diplomacy it took another forty years to learn of the apocalyptic vision we now know about: a slain bishop in white, surrounded by the corpses of bishops, cardinals and lay people in a city in ruins with soldiers present.
During this July apparition Our Lady also taught the children to pray in between decades of the Rosary: “Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need of Thy mercy.” This is where that prayer originated.
The Fourth Apparition
13th August 1917.There was no apparition that day. The fourth appearance of Our Lady of Fatima was delayed until August 19th. This was because the threeyoung seers were imprisonedby the Administrator of the local council. He threatened toboil them alive in hot oil if they did not renounce their visions and disclose the secret. After three days of brave and determined refusal they were released.
The Fifth Apparition:
September 13th. The fifth apparition occurred in the presence of 25 thousand observerswith the Virgin Mary confirming the much-anticipated Miracle in one month’s time.
This resulted in pilgrims converging on Fatima from all directions across Europe during mid October. Tens of thousands of them flocked in great expectancy, singing and praying, making their way through a ferocious rainstorm the night before the Miracle was due.
The Sixth Apparition: Miracle of the sun
October 13th,their faith in Fatima was not disappointed. The sky which had been hidden by black clouds suddenly cleared and the sunshone through. To everyone’s amazement itbegan performing extraordinary feats in the sky for fifteen long minutes. It whirled like a giant fiery Catherine wheel, zigzagging and plunging toward the earth, flooding the countryside with a spectrum of glorious rays.The muddy ground and the sodden clothes of the spectators were bone dry by the time the awesome prodigy was over.The secular press gave wide coverage with photos, especially of the terrified onlookers who thought the world was coming to an end.Even skeptical journalists were instantly converted that day.
In recent times, there have been reports of the sun spinning at other apparition sites like Medjugorje but nothing has equaled the impressive light show and the solar gymnastics displayed at Fatima.
Of course that was not the completion of the Fatima story, only the beginning. Both Jacinta and Francisco were told by the Blessed Mother they would join her in heaven shortly.Both of them died of the post-war influenza epidemic in 1919 and 1920.Eighty years later they were beatified by Pope John Paul the Second and Blessed Jacinta’s body was exhumed and found to be incorrupt.
Lucy eventually became a Carmelite nunand was blessed withsubsequent visions and heavenly communications throughout her long life. She died on 13th of February 2005just seven weeks before Saint John Paul Two went to his heavenly reward.
There were three documented visitations to Lucy which served as a sequel to the 1917 events. On December 10th 1925 Our Lady appeared in Lucy’s convent cell to announce theFive First Saturday devotion of Reparation. Then on the 15th February the following year the Child Jesus appeared to Lucy, along with Our Lady to ensure the spreading of this devotion and to stress its importance..
Three years later, 13th June 1929, Our Lady of Fatima came to Lucy, as foretold, with herrequest for the consecration of Russia. This request was given while Lucy was praying late at night in the chapel, which became illuminated by the presence of a breathtaking image. Over the altar she saw the Divine Trinity: God the Father overseeing the Crucified Jesus with the Holy Spirit hovering above the cross. “The moment has come,” Our Lady announced, “for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. The Holy Father must do this in union with all the bishops of the world.”
Two years later, in 1931, Jesus spoke to Lucy and reminded her of the consequences of failing to consecrate Russia.
The Great Sign:
Seven years elapsed and, as predicted by the Blessed Mother, the Second World War erupted,preceded by the Great Sign she had spoken about. During the reign of Pope Pius XI, on the evening of January 25th, 1938, all of Europe was bathed in unearthly lights. People were in panic, running in the streets with fear once again that the world was ending. Scientists quickly labeled the phenomenon an Aurora Borealis. They have since admitted the lights were“of an unidentified source”with no further explanation.
Within weeks of that Great Warning Sign, Hitler had marched into Austria, followed by its annexation and the seizure of Poland. Right on cue, the vast conflict, involving much of the world, began to unfurl.
Fatima is one of the very few Marian apparitions to be fully approved by the Church and to be promoted by most popes ever since – John Paul Two especially after his assassination attempt on 13th May 1981. The current pope has dedicated his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima. But still heaven’s directive remains unimplemented. It is not the world which needs to be consecrated to the Heart of Mary but Russia, specifically named so that the conversion of Russia will be then attributed quite unmistakably to Our Lady’s intercessory power.
Sister Lucy recorded that Jacinta once told her, “Do not be afraid to tell everyone about devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. God has entrusted the peace of the world to her.”God has given the Blessed Virgin Mother a mission, to bring Christ back into the world, just as she brought Christ into the world the first time.
What Fatima requires of us.
The more we study the Fatima revelations the more we come to see that there is much more required than simply praying the Holy Rosary every day. The Rosary is certainly a vital element – but what is equally imperative is an attitude of sacrifice, the offering of all the penances that come from our state of life, all that’s demanded by our daily duty, in a spirit of reparation for so many outrages and sacrileges and blasphemy. Reparation is the key word. One hundred years later the world’s future is in a precarious balance. A visionary was recently told by Our Lady that humanity is hanging by a thread.“The Bear is about to awaken and take the world by surprise”.
If God was offended in 1917, what is He now?
The errors of Russia
The “errors of Russia” which our dear Mother mentioned are precisely this:systematized atheism, the rejection of God,indifference to His existenceand providence, even outright hostility; abortion now institutionalized in what were once Christian nations;divorce,destruction of the family unit, the denigration of a woman’s role of motherhood; the substitution of Divine Creation with Darwinismand its claim of human life evolving from a soulless primeval void.
These were the errors about to emerge in Holy Mother Russia a century ago which brought about bloodshed, closure of Churches, the imprisonment and murder of clergy and religious, millions upon millions of citizens wantonly slaughtered. It took fifty years for these errors of belief to be absorbed into western culture.By the 1970s divorce and abortion had gained legal status, followed by prostitution, and now the current gender theology, same-sex marriage and so on…. I think we all understand the seriousness of the times.
What we have to do now
Returning to Father Regis Scanlon, he recently wrote, “God doesn’t want us to suffer the consequences of our disobedience, that’s why He sent Mary Immaculate to us in the early 20th centurywith these important signs – so we could repent and correct ourselves (…) there is still time left. Remember God’s Mercy.We must not despair. When enough of the entire Church makes an effort, including daily and worthy reception of Holy Communion, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in reparation – when the Pope, Bishops and priests lead the Church in these efforts, Satan’s power will end.And if our Church leaders refuse to do what Our Lady has been asking since 1917, then I believe that we must prepare for penance – a lot of it – and soon.”
In the end Mary’s Immaculate Heart will triumph and her promises will be fulfilled – but at what cost?
Please continue to pray that all of Our Lady’s conditions for world peace are soon met. Pray for the Church.Pray for the world. Pray for souls. And, in the words of the latest Fatima online newsletter, “Pray also for COURAGE for it may grow darker before the dawn of grace.”
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Monday 20 February 2017
Feast of Blessed Jacinta of Fatima
In the next two talks on Fatima we will look at the numerous events since 1960 which are directly related to Fatima, the significance of the 100 years ending in 2017; also the history of the many attempts at consecrating Russia, and why such a simple act has caused so much difficulty and confusion.
The pope overheard a conversation between Jesus and the devil, who said he could destroy the Church. Jesus gave him 75-100 years to try to do this.
We don’t really know when the 100 years started but
EXACTLY 33 years later, on the 13th October, 1917– the miracle of the sun occurred. (Co-incidence?)
Obviously Fatima is connected to Pope Leo’s vision. Our Lady of Fatima outlines events which are to happen in the next 100 years, and she gives us the solution.
Our Lady, at Fatima on 13th July, 2017 said :
“…To prevent this, I shall come to ask for theConsecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.
If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace;if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church.
The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved …” https://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/firstsat.htm
In 1931, Our Lady said:
…Like the King of France they will repent and do so, but it will be late. Russia will already have spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer!
(There is no doubt he aforementioned events are now occurring!)
Message from the Book of Truth: Message 0036
01 January 2011 @ 02:00am
… Mother of God’s role in Second Coming of Christ
My beloved Mother, who was responsible for taking up the Chalice of accepting My Existence, at the moment of Conception to herald a new beginning for mankind, will also herald My Second Coming.
…My beloved Mother, the Angel of Light, will now triumph to deliver My Mercy and herald My Second Coming on Earth. My devoted Mother, the Immaculate Conception, as Mediatrix, will help prepare the world for My Second Coming. She has been preparing mankind for many centuries, but has now, in the last 100 years,been trying to instil love in your hearts, to ignite the sometimes stagnate love you have for Me and My Eternal Father.
There was a time when My Mother, who, through Divine Manifestation, would command attention on Earth. Sadly, since Fatima and Garabandal, few of My sacred servants take her Divine apparitions seriously. Nor are her visionaries, the chosen few, taken seriously.
This time, as the year 2011 commences, many, many changes in the world are now about to take place. This is because the world, My children, as you once knew it is about to change…”
(These are now evident)
“…Secret of Fatima – connection with future
So many of you innocent and trusting souls fail to graspthe evil that is about to unfold. My children, and I include those reading these Messages for the first time out of curiosity, who may feel a gap in your spiritual welfare, listen now.
You and your fellow brothers and sisters are being led into a world dictated by the group foretold in the last Secret of Fatima, to which you are not privy, where you will soon find the following. …”
Your Divine Teacher, Saviour and Just Judge of Mercy”
And finally, words from Pope Benedict XVI in 2010:
Pope Benedict visited Fatima in May 2010 – excerpt of Interview with Fr Lombardi on Tuesday 11th May.
(Referring to Third secret released in 2000)
“Consequently, I would say that, here too, beyond this great vision of the suffering of the Pope, which we can in the first place refer to Pope John Paul II, an indication is given of realities involving thefuture of the Church,which are gradually taking shape andbecoming evident”
In Pope Benedict’s Christmas address to the Roman Curia in December, 2010he cited a vision of St Hildegard of Bingen(1170), which is a most apt prophecy of the Church today.
The image in the prophecy includes:
A beautiful woman stretching from earth to heaven and is so beautiful that the human mind cannot comprehend it.
Her face shone with exceeding brightness and her gaze was fixed on heaven.
Her shoes were of onyx.
She had a “dazzling robe of white silk”.
Her cloak was “adorned with stones of great price”.
1.This beautiful woman is the Church.
2. Her face is “stained with dust” – I guess with neglect and an unappreciation of her beauty.
3. Her shoes “had been blackened”.
4. Her robe was “ripped down the right side”.
5. Her cloak “had lost its sheen of beauty”.
“She (the church) cries out in a loud voice:
Hear heaven how my face is sullied;
tremble abyss because my shoes are blackened
mourn, earth, that my robe is torn.”
The vision also mentions the Bridegroom.This is Christ, whose Bride is the Church.“The Bridegroom’s wounds remain fresh as long as the wounds of men’s sins continue to gape”. (a reference to the robe which was ripped down the right side)
In the vision, “Christ’s wounds remain open because of the sins of priests”.
The vision continues:
“They (the priests) tear my robe, since they are violators of the Law, the Gospel and their own priesthood; …” (reference to the torn robe)
And in reference to the cloak: “they darken my cloak by neglecting, in every way, the precepts which they are meant to uphold..”
In reference to the shoes:
“…my shoes too are blackened, since priests do not keep to the straight paths of justice, which are hard and rugged, or set good examples to those beneath them.
Nevertheless, in some of them I find the splendour of truth.’(i.e. the shoes which still reveal their original beauty – of onyx.)
Sadly, the Roman Curia let this prophecy go right over their heads and they (the majority) took no notice!!
“In the year of our Lord’s incarnation 1170, I had been lying on my sick-bed for a long time when, fully conscious in body and in mind, I had a vision of a woman of such beauty that the human mind is unable to comprehend. She stretched in height from earth to heaven. Her face shone with exceeding brightness and her gaze was fixed on heaven. She was dressed in a dazzling robe of white silk and draped in a cloak, adorned with stones of great price. On her feet she wore shoes of onyx. But her face was stained with dust, her robe was ripped down the right side, her cloak had lost its sheen of beauty and her shoes had been blackened. And she herself, in a voice loud with sorrow, was calling to the heights of heaven, saying, ‘Hear, heaven, how my face is sullied; mourn, earth, that my robe is torn; tremble, abyss, because my shoes are blackened!’
And she continued: ‘I lay hidden in the heart of the Father until the Son of Man, who was conceived and born in virginity, poured out his blood. With that same blood as his dowry, he made me his betrothed.
For my Bridegroom’s wounds remain fresh and open as long as the wounds of men’s sins continue to gape. And Christ’s wounds remain open because of the sins of priests. They tear my robe, since they are violators of the Law, the Gospel and their own priesthood; they darken my cloak by neglecting, in every way, the precepts which they are meant to uphold; my shoes too are blackened, since priests do not keep to the straight paths of justice, which are hard and rugged, or set good examples to those beneath them. Nevertheless, in some of them I find the splendour of truth.’
And I heard a voice from heaven which said: ‘This image represents the Church. For this reason, O you who see all this and who listen to the word of lament, proclaim it to the priests who are destined to offer guidance and instruction to God’s people and to whom, as to the apostles, it was said: go into all the world and preach the Gospel to the whole creation’ (Mk 16:15)” (Letter to Werner von Kirchheim and his Priestly Community: PL 197, 269ff.).”
How apt that Pope Benedict would quote this;- as if he knew the sorrows and grief-rendering neglect that would tarnish the church ( even more than before!) As if he indeed had prior knowledge and is most certainly acquainted with prophecy…and this is not the first hint he has given!
What Pope Leo 13th saw on October 13 1884, has now been fulfilled.
“….they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety”
“with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered…..”
(See his extended prayer to St Michael the archangel below)
There is certainly no doubt that the “Pastor has been struck”(Pope Benedict) and in fact, forced to resign
and that the intention of Bergoglio is to scatter the sheep:
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate dispersed;
Churches closed down and traditional teachings suppressed
Faithful prelates removed from their posts;
Priests, bishops and faithful are being driven away from the true teachings of the church in response to Bergoglio’s (lopsided) Laudato Si, Amoris Laetitia and its (not-so-disguised) insertions of the acceptability of sin and profanation of the Eucharist etc.
Priests and bishops after initially speaking out, have been silenced
Conditions imposed on all new religious orders in order to control them
The internet is flowering with blog sites, which are fighting to alert the “sheep” to the Truth, because it is being distorted and nullified by unwise shepherds.
This phrase of Pope Leo’s prophesy also can be said to now be true:
“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb”
As seen through the pain and suffering of the faithful as the Church is torn asunder, Sacred Truths denied and downplayed, irreverence and ‘chaos’ sown, Marxism and heresies promulgated and then almost celebrating , Her Most Holy Sacraments are rent out to Lutherans, Protestants, unrepentant adulterers and abortionists, practicing homosexuals and fornicators. All the while true martyrs are dying for their Faith and little is done to denounce or stop the evils perpetrating the horrors wrought against the Church. Even our very children are starved of True Teaching, torn from faithful families as if they were extremists, and set up to be brainwashed by evil sexual agendas. Yes indeed the faithful (the Body of Christ) are suffering bitterly and Holy Mother Church!
And these crafty enemies have indeed “laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions”, renting out the Sistine Chapel for all sorts of impious activities including fundraising for a private corporate event and organizing a sacrilegious ‘climate change’ light show on the facade of St Peter’s Basilica itself, spurning even the traditional papal vestments and Holy Crucifixes, not to mention profanation of Her Most Holy Possession- The Blessed Eucharist, before which Bergoglio will not even kneel at the Consecration, then making a mockery thereof, by kneeling before men.
They have certainly managed to turn the Father’s House into a den of thieves!
Is it then not understood that “In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world,they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety”at the very least by colluding through a group they proudly call “St. Gallen’s mafia“ to elect ‘their man’, clearly a Mason, who does not even believe in ‘a Catholic God’, after having driven Pope Benedict from the Chair of Truth, causing him to flee at last for fear of the wolves? Has not the smoke of Satan which entered the Church through masonic forces, now clearly succeededin raising their throne of impiety, even going as far as setting up in the See of Peter and seating upon the Chair of Truth, one of their very own?
No wonder Holy Pope Leo fainted at the sight of his vision and in fear and trembling, composed his prayer
The Original Prayer to St Michael:
Historical Prayer to St. Michael Written by Pope Leo XIII in 1888:
O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, and spirits of evil.
Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist Thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven.
That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan, who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men; his depraved mind, corrupt heart, his spirit of lying, impiety, blasphemy, his pestilential breath of impurity and of every vice and iniquity.
These most crafty enemies have filled andinebriated with gall and bitternessthe Church, the Spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design thatwhen the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.
Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate Thee as their protector and patron; in Thee Holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to Thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.
Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, do Thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered, hostile powers. R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered, the root of David. V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord R. As we have hoped in Thee. V. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto Thee
LET US PRAY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy name, and we humbly implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.
By Pope Leo XIII, 1888
Added to the Raccolta, 1933: #292,
I recently discovered (this will become clearer in a future post)of a shrine where Our lady has appeared in 1870’s then again in 1980’s then in 1999. I had never heard of this place/apparition, so I tried to google it. Only a few references to a study by a university academic which deemed it false. (Of course, this doesn’t surprise us!)
So I found a German website. It has a thorough account of all the apparitions and the messages which transpired. I will give a brief overview below, but I do not have the time to try and translate it all – it is very long.
There are a couple of references which indicate the “end times”.
In a future post, (coming soon) you will see the connection between Marpingen and the Remnant Army. (Administrators editor of this site).
Marpingen is a small village (Saarland, Germany) where Mary appeared for the first time in 1876. The apparitions lasted from 7/3 to 9/3/1876. Mary appeared as the Immaculataasking the three girl-seers for prayer and a holy life. She pointed the visionaries to a wellspring whose water was said to have healing qualities.
In 1876, 3 eight year old children went into the forest to pick berries. They found a lady, sitting on a shrub dressed in white with a white veil and a child, also dressed in white, on her right arm. The children were Susanna Leist, Katharina Hubertus und Margaretha Kunz.
The Lady announced herself as“I am the Immaculate Conception”
The Lady’s requests were:“You should pray and not sin”;
That a chapel be built at this spot.
When the children asked why anyone else couldn’t see her, Our Lady replied that it was because they were innocent children.
Our Lady gave permission for sick people to come near and touch her. (The children indicated where Our Lady’s foot was.) Many healings were recorded.
Apparition of 1983:
In 1983 (July 16) Mary appeared to a farmer and dictated a message which deplores the negative attitude of people regarding the first apparition in 1876. She announces war and catastrophes and asks the Pope to solemnly declare the final Marian dogma of Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate.
Apparitions of 1999:
The 3 Seers were between the ages of 24 and 35:
Marion: Marion sees Our Lady with the Christchild, but she can’t always hear what she says.
Christine: She sees Our Lady only dimly– as if through a veil, and as if she were only 2 dimensional – but she hears what Our Lady says.
Judith:. She hears Our Lady speak, but doesn’t see her.
(Their messages complement each other’s, and are cohesive).
The Appearances took place on :
17 May, 1999; 13th June; 20th June; 18th July;
8th August; 21st August; 6th September; and 17th October.
The messages are all very detailed but some key statements of Our Lady include:
“I have come to heal the sick and to convert sinners”
(“Ich bin gekommen, Kranke zu heilen und die Sünder zu bekehren.”)
“You should pray and not sin”
(“Ihr sollt beten und nicht sündigen.”)
“I will come again in a very troubled time”
(“Ich komme wieder in einer sehr bedrängten Zeit”)
“I want to begin the triumph of my Immaculate Heart here in Marpingen”
(“Ich will den Triumphzug meines unbefleckten Herzens in Marpingen beginnen.”)
Pray the Rosary for sinners and peace in the world
The Rosary is the best weapon against the evil one.