St. Anthony the Abbot (4th
"Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They
will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple
and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex;
the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to
the day's problems. When the Church and the world are one, then
those days are at hand."
St. Senanus (6th Century)
"Falsehood will characterize that class of men who
will sit in judgment to pass sentence according to law: between
the father and his son, litigations will subsist. The clergy
of the holy church will be addicted to pride and injustice. Women
will abandon feelings of delicacy, and cohabit with men out of
St. Columbeille (6th Century)
"Seven years before the last day, the sea shall submerge
Eirin [Ireland] in one inundation."
St. Malachy O'Morgair (1095?-1148)
St. Malachy was reported to have possessed the powers of
levitation, healing, and clairvoyance. En route to the Vatican
to assume the post of papal legate for Ireland, he fell into
trance and "saw" a line of papal reigns stretching
from the successor to Innocent II and extending through centuries
to the last of the line, identified as Peter of Rome. Malachy
assigned short descriptions in Latin to each pope when he committed
his vision to paper. These mottoes usually refer to a family
name, birthplace, coat-of-arms, or office held before election
to the papacy. Some of the phrases are multiple prophecies, written
with ingenious word play. For example, Pius II, who reigned for
only 26 days in 1503, was aptly described as "De Parvo Homine"
(from a little man). His family name was Piccolomini, Italian
for "little man."
St. Malachy's descriptions have proven to be uncannily
appropriate for each of the Popes in the centuries since his
death, with each characterization simultaneously revealing something
both personal and archetypal about the corresponding pontiff.
Here are his descriptions of the final popes according
Pastor et Nauta/Shepherd and Navigator: John XXIII
(1958 -1963), patriarch of Venice (a city full of sailors) led
his flock to a modernization of the Church through the Ecumenical
Council. John chose two symbols for this Council -- a cross and
Flors Florum/Flower of Flowers: Paul VI (1963-1978)
had a coat-of-arms depicting three fleurs-de-lis.
De Medietate Lunae/From the Half Moon: John Paul
I (1978-1978) had the given name of Albino Luciani or "white
light." Half-way into his short reign, a lunar eclipse occurred.
De Labore Solis/From the Toil of the Sun [Labore
could also be Effort, Distress, Suffering, Trouble, leading to
quite a few variations. The preceding is the usual translation.]:
John Paul II was born during the solar eclipse of May 18, 1920.
De Gloria Olivae/From the Glory of the Olives: ?????
Petrus Romanus/Peter of Rome: The Final Pope? "In
the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign
Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations,
after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful
Judge will judge the people."
Saint Hildegard (12th Century)
"The time is coming when princes and peoples will
reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer
their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be
"Before the comet comes, many nations, the good excepted,
will be scourged by want and famine. The great nation in the
ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent
will be devastated by earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will
be divided and, in great part, submerged. That nation will also
have many misfortunes at sea and lose its colonies.
"[After the] great Comet, the great nation will be
devastated by earthquakes, storms, and great waves of water,
causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many
other countries, so that all coastal cities will live in fear,
with many destroyed."
"A powerful wind will rise in the North, carrying
heavy fog and the densest dust, and it will fill their throats
and eyes so that they will cease their butchery and be stricken
with a great fear."
Bishop Christianos Ageda (12th
"In the 20th century there will be wars and fury that
will last a long time; whole provinces shall be emptied of their
inhabitants, and kingdoms shall be thrown into confusion. In
many places the land shall be left untilled, and there shall
be great slaughters of the upper class. The right hand of the
world shall fear the left, and the north shall prevail over the
John of Vitiguerro (13th Century)
"The pope will change his residence and the Church
will not be defended for twenty-five months or more because,
during all that time there will be no Pope in Rome... After many
tribulations, a Pope shall be elected out of those who survived
Abbot Werdin D'Orante (12th
"The great Monarch and the great Pope will precede
Antichrist. The nations will be at war for four years and a great
part of the world will be destroyed. The Pope will go over the
sea carrying the sign of Redemption on his forehead. The great
Monarch will come to restore peace and the Pope will share in
St. Vincent Ferrer (14th Century)
"In the days of peace that are to come after the desolation
of revolutions and wars, before the end of the world, the Christians
will become so lax in their religion that they will refuse to
receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, saying, 'It is an unnecessary
Maria Laach Monastery (16th
"The twentieth century will bring death and destruction,
apostasy from the Church, discord in families, cities and governments;
it will be the century of three great wars with intervals of
a few decades. They will become ever more devastating and bloody
and will lay in ruins not only Germany, but finally all countries
of East and West."
"After a terrible defeat of Germany will follow the
next great war. There will be no bread for people anymore and
no fodder for animals. Poisonous clouds, manufactured by human
hands, will sink down and exterminate everything. The human mind
will be seized by insanity."
Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser
"The fifth period of the Church, which began circa
1520, will end with the arrival of the holy Pope and of the powerful
Monarch who is called "Help From God" because he will
restore everything. The fifth period is one of affliction, desolation,
humiliation, and poverty for the Church. Jesus Christ will purify
His people through cruel wars, famines, plagues, epidemics, and
other horrible calamities. He will also afflict and weaken the
Latin Church with many heresies. It is a period of defections,
calamities and exterminations. Those Christians who survive the
sword, plague and famines, will be few on earth.
"During this period, many men will abuse of the freedom
of conscience conceded to them. It is of such men that Jude the
Apostle spoke when he said, "These men blaspheme whatever
they do not understand; and they corrupt whatever they know naturally
as irrational animals do. They will ridicule Christian simplicity;
they will call it folly and nonsense, but they will have the
highest regard for advanced knowledge, and for the skill by which
the axioms of law, the precepts of morality, the Holy Canons
and religious dogmas are clouded by senseless questions and elaborate
"These are the evil times, a century full of dangers
and calamities. Heresy is everywhere, and the followers of heresy
are in power almost everywhere. but God will permit a great evil
against His Church: Heretics and tyrants will come suddenly and
unexpectedly; they will break into the Church. They will enter
Italy and lay Rome waste; they will burn down churches and destroy
Venerable Mary of Agreda (17th
"It was revealed to me that through the intercession
of the Mother of God, all heresies will disappear. This victory
over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother...Before
the Second Coming of Christ, Mary must, more than ever, shine
in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into
the Catholic Faith."
Sister Marianne de Jesus Torres
"The most Holy Trinity confirmed the desire of my
Queen, assuring that God will bless all those who, by their support
and help, contribute in the making of the Holy Statue, as well
as all those who help spread this devotion (to Our Lady of Good
Success) throughout the centuries, making known its origin and
these apparitions in the 20th century. This will be a time of
great corruption of customs. The sacred sacrament of Holy Orders
will be ridiculed, oppressed and despised, for in doing this,
one scorns and defiles the Church of God, and even God Himself,
represented by His priests. The Demon will try to persecute the
Ministers of the Lord in every possible way."
Blessed Rembordt (18th Century)
"God will punish the world when men have devised marvelous
inventions that will lead them to forget God. They will have
horseless carriages; they will fly like birds."
The Ecstatic of Tours (19th
"Before the war breaks out again, food will be scarce
and expensive. There will be little work for the workers, and
fathers will hear their children crying for food. There will
be earthquakes and signs in the sun. Toward the end, darkness
will cover the earth. When everyone believes that peace is ensured,
when everyone least expects it, the great happening will begin.
Revolution will break out in Italy almost at the same time as
in France. For some time the Church will be without a Pope."
Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified
"All states will be shaken by war and civil conflict.
During a darkness lasting three days the people given to evil
ways will perish so that only one-fourth of mankind will survive."
Therese Neumann, German Mystic
When asked if America will experience war on its soil,
she replied, "No, but at the end of this century America
will be destroyed economically by a series of natural disasters."
On October 13, 1884, Leo had just completed a celebration
of Mass in one of the Vatican's private chapels. Standing at
the foot of the altar, he suddenly turned ashen and collapsed
to the floor. After a few minutes spent in what seemed like a
coma, he revived and remarked to those around him, "Oh,
what a horrible picture I was permitted to see!" What Leo
had apparently seen, as described later by those who talked to
him at the time of his vision, was a period of about one hundred
years when the power of Satan would reach its zenith. That period
was to be the twentieth century. Leo was so shaken by the specter
of the destruction of moral and spiritual values, both inside
and outside the Church, that he composed a prayer which was to
be said at the end of each Mass celebrated anywhere in the Catholic
Church. This prayer to Michael the Archangel was said continuously
until the Mass was restructured in the Second Vatican council.
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During an audience for the general chapter of the Franciscan
order in 1909, the pontiff appeared to enter a trance. Those
present remained motionless and silent. After a few moments,
Pius opened his eyes, rose from his seat, and cried, "What
I have seen is terrifying! Will I be the one, or will it be a
successor? What is certain is that the Pope will leave Rome and,
in leaving the Vatican, he will have to pass over the dead bodies
of his priests!" He then cautioned the witnesses, "Do
not tell anyone this while I am alive."
Just before his death, Pius had another vision. "I
have seen one of my successors, of the same name, who was fleeing
over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in some
hiding place; but after a brief respite, he will die a cruel
death. Respect for God has disappeared from human hearts. They
wish to efface even God's memory. This perversity is nothing
less than the beginning of the last days of the world."
There were occasional rumors of visions and "angelic"
phenomena associated with Pius XII during the entire duration
of his papacy (1939-58). After one of these mystical visions
he reportedly told one of his assistants, "Mankind must
prepare itself for sufferings such as it has never before experienced."
He expressed dismay at what he saw facing humanity in the not
so distant future, describing those times as "the darkest
since the deluge."
Excerpted from: Translation of a copy of a personal
letter written by Padre Pio [1887-1968] addressed to the Commission
of Heroldsbach appointed by the Vatican which testifies to the
truth and reality of these revelations given by Our Lord to Padre
Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata.
NEW YEAR'S EVE 1949: "My son, My son, I have been
longing for this hour in which I again shall reveal to you the
great love of My heart... Pray and make reparation to Me. Admonish
others to do the same because the time is near at hand in which
I shall visit My unfaithful people because they have not heeded
the time of My grace. Persevere in prayer, so that your adversary
shall have no dominion over you. Tell My people to be prepared
at all times, for My judgment shall come upon them suddenly and
when least expected -- and not one shall escape My hands, I shall
find them all! I shall protect the just. Watch the sun and moon
and the stars of the Heavens. When they appear to be unduly disturbed
and restless, know that the day is not far away. Stay united
in prayer and watching until the angel of destruction has passed
your doors. Pray that these days will be shortened."
1/23/50: "Pray! Make reparation! Be fervent and practice
mortifications. Great things are at stake! Pray! Men are running
toward the abyss of Hell in great rejoicing and merry-making,
as though they were going to a masquerade ball or the wedding
feast of the devil himself! Assist Me in the salvation of souls.
The measure of sin is filled! The day of revenge, with its terrifying
happenings is near -- nearer then you can imagine! And the world
is seeping in false security! The Divine Judgment shall strike
them like a thunderbolt! These Godless and wicked people shall
be destroyed without mercy, as were the inhabitants of Sodom
and Gomorra of old. Yes, I tell you their wickedness was not
as great as that of our human race today!"
1/28/50: "Keep your windows well-covered. Do not look
out. Light a blessed candle, which will suffice for many days.
Pray the Rosary. Read spiritual books. Make acts of Spiritual
Communion, also acts of love, which are so pleasing to Us. Pray
with outstretched arms, or prostrate on the ground, in order
that many souls may be saved. Do not go outside the house. Provide
yourself with sufficient food. The powers of nature shall be
moved and a rain of fire shall make people tremble with fear.
Have courage! I am in the midst of you."
2/07/50: "Take care of the animals during these days.
I am the creator and preserver of animals as well as man. I shall
give you a few signs beforehand, at which time you should place
more food before them. I will preserve the property of the elect,
including the animals, for they shall be in need of sustenance
afterwards as well. Let no one go across the yard, even to feed
the animals-he who steps outside will perish! Cover your windows
carefully. My elect shall not see My wrath. Have confidence in
Me, and I will be your protection. Your confidence obliges Me
to come to your aid.
"Hurricanes of fire will pour forth from the clouds
and spread over the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts
and earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An uninterrupted
rain of fire will take place! It will begin on during a very
cold night. All this is to prove that God is the Master of Creation.
Those who hope in Me, and believe in My words, have nothing to
fear because I will not forsake them, nor those who spread My
message. No harm will come to those who are in the state of grace
and who seek My Mother's protection.
"That you may be prepared for these visitations, I
will give you the following signs and instructions: The night
will be very cold. The wind will roar. After a time thunderbolt
will be heard. Lock all the doors and windows. Talk to no one
outside the house. Kneel down before a crucifix, be sorry for
your sins, and beg My Mothers protection. Do not look during
the earthquake, because the anger of God is holy! Jesus does
not want us to behold the anger of God, because God's anger must
be contemplated with fear and trembling.
"Those who disregard this advice will be killed instantly.
The wind will carry with it poisonous gases which will be diffused
over the entire earth. Those who suffer and die innocently will
be martyrs and they will be with Me in My Kingdom. Satan will
triumph! But in three nights, the earthquake and fire will cease.
On the following day the sun will shine again, angels will descend
from Heaven and will spread the spirit of peace over the earth.
A feeling of immeasurable gratitude will take possession of those
who survive this most terrible ordeal, the impending punishment,
with which God will visit the earth since creation.
"I have chosen souls in other countries too, such
as Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, who have received these revelations
so that other countries also may be prepared. Pray Rosary, but
pray it well, so that your prayers may reach Heaven. Soon a more
terrible catastrophe shall come upon the entire world, such as
never before has been witnessed, a terrible chastisement never
"How unconcerned men are regarding these things! Which
shall so soon come upon them, contrary to all expectations. How
indifferent they are in preparing themselves for these unheard
of events, through which they will have to pass so shortly! The
weight of divine balance has reached the earth! The wrath of
My Father shall be poured out over the entire world! I am again
warning the world through your instrumentality, as I have so
often done heretofore.
"This catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a
flash of lightning! At which moment the light of the morning
sun shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave the
house or look out a window from that moment on. I Myself shall
come amidst thunder and lightning. The wicked shall behold My
Divine Heart. There shall be great confusion because of this
utter darkness in which the entire earth shall be enveloped,
and many, many shall die from fear and despair.
"On that day, as soon as complete darkness has set
in, no one shall leave the house or look from out of the window.
The darkness shall a day and a night followed by another day
and night, and another day-but on the night following, the stars
will shine again, and on the next morning the sun shall rise
again, and it will be SPRINGTIME!! In the days of darkness, My
elect shall not sleep, as did the disciples in the garden of
olives. They shall pray incessantly, and they shall not be disappointed
in Me. I shall gather My elect. Hell will believe itself to be
in possession of the entire earth, but I shall reclaim it.
"Again and again I have warned men, and often have
I given them special opportunities to return to the right path;
but now, wickedness has reached its climax, and the punishment
can no longer be delayed. Even though My Heart does suffer and
bleed, yet for My Name's sake, I must deal this blow. Tell all
that the time has come in which these things shall be fulfilled."
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