Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christ Declared the King of Poland


Christ the Pantocrator, a mosaic found in the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey


In order to mark the end of the Year of Mercy on 20th Nov, 2016, during the Solemnity of Christ the King, a rather remarkable event took place in Poland on 19th Nov, when the Polish government, together with the Church hierarchy officially recognized Christ as the King of Poland (see here for more details). The Jubilee act of the reception of Christ as King and Lord was then repeated the following day throughout every parish in Poland on Nov 20th. This initiative, which was undertaken by the Polish bishops conference, seems to have been intended as a largely prophetic gesture linked to the Divine Mercy devotion, and the initial impetus for this symbolic action can be firmly attributed to certain private revelations given to Servant of God Rosalia Zelkova in the early 20th century.

Rosalia Zelkova was apparently shown a vision wherein Christ had demanded that He should be enthroned as King by the Polish nation in order to spare the country from an impending war. A detailed account of Rosalia's life and visions can be found here, but for the sake of brevity, it should suffice to quote just a select few of the private revelations quoted on this website dedicated to the Servant of God below:

'If Poland wants to save herself, she must proclaim Jesus as her King through the Act of Enthronement. It must be carried out by the whole nation, and in particular by the state and church authorities, who should conduct the ceremony on behalf of the nation.'

In March 1938 Rozalia was instructed by the internal voice: 'A sacrifice must be made for Poland, for the sinful world (...), for the horrendous sins committed by the Polish Nation. God intends to punish them and it is only my Heart where Poland can find salvation.'

Despite numerous efforts, the enthronement was not celebrated in Poland. A few months before the outbreak of the Second World War, Rozalia had another vision revealing the tragedy which Poland would experience and at the same time a promise that if Poland's government celebrated the enthronement, the war would be prevented. 'By the end of February 1939, Rozalia wrote, Our Lord revealed to my soul the following image in time, when I was offering to Him our Country and all the nations of the world. I saw in my soul the Polish-German border all in flames from Silesia to Pomerania. The vision was really terrifying and it seemed to me the fire would burn down the world. After a time, the fire spread over Germany and nothing was left of the present Third Reich. Then I heard a voice in my soul and felt certain that what I heard would truly happen:

"My child, the war shall be horrible and it shall bring about destruction (…). Poland's sins and crime are numerous and grave. God's Justice wishes to punish this nation for the sins of unchastity, homicide and hatred. However, Poland can be saved if I am proclaimed as her King and Lord by means of the enthronement, not only in some of the regions but in the whole country and, most importantly, by the government. The proclamation must be affirmed with rejection of sin and return to God (…). Poland can be saved only by Me."

In July 1938, Rozalia had a prophetic vision and received instruction concerning a distant for her yet for us now quite immediate future. She wrote: 'I was brought to a high mountain on which I saw a sphere similar to the globe yet of a much bigger size. I examined it with great interest. Geographically, it was the globe. I recognized parts of the world and particular countries. All of the sudden, a dignified figure of a man appeared in front of me. I do not know who he was. The person approached me and started a conversation. He said: "This is the globe", and told me to name and define borders of different parts of the world and particular countries. When I answered his questions, the person spoke to me in a grave and solemn voice:

"My child! God shall send a terrible punishment for sins and crime committed by people in the whole world. God's Justice cannot endure those misdeeds. Only those countries shall persevere where Christ will reign. If you want to save the world, the enthronement must be celebrated (…) in all the countries and nations around the globe. It is the only way in which one may be rescued. Countries and nations who do not recognize that need and submit to the reign of the sweet love of Jesus shall disappear from the face of the earth forever. Remember that, my child, they shall perish and shall never exist!!! (…) Remember, child, the matter of such importance must not be overlooked or forgotten. (…) The enthronement must be carried out in Poland."

Rozalia recollected that she offered herself to Jesus out of love to Him, to suffer deeply in the first place for the sake of Poland, and then for Germany, Russia, Spain and the whole world. At that moment the person took her hand and led her to the other side of the globe. He pointed to the United States of America and Australia and said with pain: 'Didn't Christ suffer also for those souls? Aren't they saved with His Most Sacred Blood? You should include them, my child, in particular America.'

He went on convincingly: 'Every effort must be made in order to carry out the enthronement. That is the final that Jesus' love makes for people at the end of days!' 'I asked him with fear whether Poland would endure. The person answered: "Poland shall not perish unless she recognizes Christ as King in every sense of the word, that is unless she accepts God's Law, the law of His love. Otherwise, my child, she shall not persevere." Finally, he said to me: "I say this to you once again, my child, that only those nations shall not perish who will be submitted to Jesus' Heart through the enthronement, who will recognize Him as their King and Lord. A horrible disaster shall come on this world, he said, as you will soon see." 

 'Suddenly, a terrible bang could be heard. The globe cracked. Enormous fire broke out and disgusting lava flew out as if from a volcano, completely destroying all countries which had not recognized Christ. I saw destroyed Germany and other Western European countries. I turned with terror to the person for help and he said: "Do not fear, child," and he put his hands on my shoulders. I asked him: "Is this the end of the world, and the fire and lava, are these hell?" He replied: "This is not the end of the world or hell, but a horrible war which shall complete the destruction." The Polish borders were left inviolate, Poland persevered. The unknown person also said to me: "Countries under Christ's reign and subjected to the power of His Sacred Heart shall become extremely powerful and there shall be one Fold and one Shepherd."

 'Upon these words everything disappeared. On the following day, after the Holy Communion, I asked Lord Jesus about the meaning of that vision. I was instructed: "Child, this is what shall happen if people do not return to God. The moment of enthronement must not be delayed in Poland."

The fact that the Church hierarchy in Poland has responded in such a remarkable fashion to these private revelations indicates a high level of approval. They echo the visions of St. Faustina herself, who just before the outbreak of the Second World War foreseen that there would be "a war, a terrible, terrible war", and of course the Second Secret of Fatima:

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. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a 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 persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays.

This act of enthronement finds its historical antecedent in the enthronement of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Poland on April 1st, 1656. After it had been invaded by Sweden and Russia, Poland had enthroned the Blessed Virgin during an elaborate ceremony conducted by the Polish king  John II (Jan) Casimir. This action was made in response to the Polish victory made the previous year during the siege of Jasna Góra Monastery, which housed the Black Madonna of Częstochowa. The victory of Jasna Góra, which repelled a Swedish assault upon the monastery in 1655, was directly attributed to the intercession of Our Lady won through the miraculous icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, and marked a key turning point in the war against Sweden.



The Black Madonna of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra Monastery

The victory at Jasna Góra prompted John II Casimir to crown the Black Madonna of Częstochowa Queen of Poland, which was made in response to private revelations given to Servant of God Giulio Mancinelli, a Jesuit missionary who was born on the ominous date of Oct 13th 1537.

On Aug 14th, 1608 Fr. Mancinelli reportedly experienced a vision of the Virgin Mary whilst living in Naples, who asked him: "Why do you not call me Queen of the Polish? I greatly love this kingdom and I am going to do great things for it, because a peculiar love for me burn within its sons."
This was followed by two other apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Fr. Mancinelli in 1610 and 1617, where she also referred to herself as "Queen of the Polish".

Each of the above private revelations concerning the coronation of Jesus and Mary as sovereigns of Poland recall the famous words recorded in St. Faustina's diary:

As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words: I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming.”
(The Diary of St. Faustina, 1732)

After the enthronement of the Blessed Virgin as the Queen of Poland in 1656, this nation would go on to play a pivotal role in the defence of Christian Europe against the threat of Islam during the Battle of Vienna, which took place on 12th Sept, 1683. The Ottoman Turks had been laying siege to the imperial city of the Holy Roman empire for two months, and it was verging on the brink of collapse when the Polish King John III Sobieski came to its rescue on the ominous date of Sept 11th, and at 4.00 am on the morning of 12th Sept, the Battle of Vienna began. Before John Sobieski set out to rescue Vienna spearheading the Holy League, he had stopped to pray at the shrine of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa at Jasna Góra, and during a Mass held on the eve of the battle, which was presided over by Blessed Marco d'Aviano, he once again entrusted himself to the patronage of the Blessed Virgin, whose image he carried in a gorget.


King John III Sobieski of Poland, bearing a gorget of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa


The resounding victory of John Sobieski at the Battle of Vienna was one of the greatest turning points in European history, and not only saw a permanent end to the Islamic expansion into Europe, but also enabled the Holy Roman Emperor to reclaim Hungary, and over the course of the next centuries, the threat of Ottoman Turkey gradually began to wane until its eventual collapse in 1918. Writing to Pope Innocent XI in the aftermath of the battle, Sobieski acknowledged that the victory belonged to God alone, stating "Veni, vidi, Deus vicit" ("I came, I saw, God conquered"). The importance of the victory at the Battle of Vienna is held in direct comparison with that of Lepanto, which saw an end to the naval threat of Ottoman Turkey on 7th October, 1571. And like its naval counterpart, which is commemorated by the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on 7th October, the Battle of Vienna was also marked by the institution of a feast day - The Feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is celebrated on 12th Sept.

This feast was extended to the universal Church calendar by Pope Innocent XI in 1684 in order to commemorate the Battle of Vienna, and continued to be practiced until the liturgical reforms made in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. The Feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary was struck from the General Roman Calendar by controversial reformer Annibale Bugnini in 1969, but was reinstituted by Pope St. John Paul II in 2002, in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center, when the date of this feast day gained renewed significance. We can be almost certain that the Holy Father made this symbolic action in direct response to the events of 9/11, when the West once again faced a great confrontation with the Islamic world. He beatified Marco d'Aviano shortly after in 2003 - the Capuchin friar who was instrumental in organising and energizing the Holy League against the Ottoman Turks during the Battle of Vienna. There is also some evidence which suggests that Sr. Lucia had made a connection between these events in the immediate aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attack, which she appears to have communicated directly to St. John Paul and Cardinal Tarcisco Bertone.

In my book Unveiling the Apocalypse: The Final Passover of the Church, I go into some detail to show how Cardinal Bertone's musing that the events of 9/11 may be connected to the appearance of the Signs of Heaven described in the Bible (made upon his return from presiding over the seer's funeral Mass), was in fact rooted in some information conveyed to him by the seer of Fatima herself. Information which was most likely originally communicated to the pope immediately after the destruction of the Twin Towers. At the time, there were rumours circulated by Inside the Vatican that Sr. Lucia had sent a letter to Pope St. John Paul II immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center. Citing anonymous sources from within the Carmelite order, traditionalist newspaper The Remnant published yet another rumour that Sr. Lucia had received a new apparition of the Virgin Mary on October 7th, 2001 - the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - which rather aptly, also reflects the struggle between the Arab and Christian worlds, since this feast commemorates the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, when vastly outnumbered Catholic forces triumphed over the Ottoman fleet.  

The alleged new revelation was supposedly to ask for prayers to prevent an impending "blood bath", and seems to be partially based on the fact that the Carmel of Coimbra did indeed hold to a 24 hour period of prayer on 7th October, 2001. At least one Carmelite convent had confirmed that it had received a letter from the Association of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, dated to 13th September, 2001 (just two days after 9/11), calling on the Carmelite order to unite with Sr. Lucia in praying for peace in the world on 7th October - the Feast of the Holy Rosary

Given the close association between the Feast of the Holy Rosary with the Feast Day of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin, which both commemorate great Marian victories, it is interesting to note that the recognition of Christ as the King of Poland by the Church and government authorities on Nov 20th, 2016 was preceded the previous month by yet another lightning strike on the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica on Oct 7th, 2016 - the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

It is also worth taking into consideration that one of his last actions before dying on the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday on 2nd April, 2005, Pope St. John Paul II offered up a new crown to be presented to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, accompanied by a crown for the Infant Jesus, in a possible allusion to the future enthronement of Christ as King of Poland urged by Rosalia Zelkova. As the Vatican website states: "The crowns of gold of the Virgin and Child were offered and blessed by St. John Paul II on 1 April 2005, shortly before his death." (see here). The reason these crowns were offered to the Madonna and Child on 1st April was in order to mark the anniversary of the enthronement of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Poland by King John II Casimir on 1st April 1656.

The fact that the enthronement of Christ as King of Poland took place at the close of the Year of Mercy on Nov 20th is also significant in the fact that it coincided with the "conception phase" of the so-called "Rev 12" sign that began on this exact date, and culminates 9 and a half months later on Sept 23rd, 2017 (see here for more details). Are these two events related? If so, it would tie in with the conclusions drawn on my previous post The Sign of Jonah and the Binding of Satan, which mulled over the possible significance of a solar eclipse that will take place over America on Aug 21st, 2017, the Feast of Our Lady of Knock (which announced the opening of the seals of Revelation), and the exact date that a solar eclipse crossed the site of ancient Nineveh at the beginning of World War One on Aug 21st, 2017. Given these parallels with the "sign of Jonah" mentioned by Christ in the Gospels, I had mused over the possibility of some sort of chastisement that may take place unless an act of repentance is made, and that it may indicate that America is the "new Nineveh" involved in this sign. Could this be a call to repentance?

Given that St. John Paul II had seemingly drawn a connection between the events behind the institution of the Feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin and the terrorist attacks on 9/11, it is interesting that the private revelations given to Rosalia Zelkova concerning the enthronement of Christ as King of Poland similarly have a particular focus drawn on America:

Rozalia recollected that she offered herself to Jesus out of love to Him, to suffer deeply in the first place for the sake of Poland, and then for Germany, Russia, Spain and the whole world. At that moment the person took her hand and led her to the other side of the globe. He pointed to the United States of America and Australia and said with pain: 'Didn't Christ suffer also for those souls? Aren't they saved with His Most Sacred Blood? You should include them, my child, in particular America.'

If the events of 9/11 were indeed a "harbinger" of a worse fate still to befall America, as was suggested in the highly popular book by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, then it would follow that Rosalia Zelkova's focus on a need for prayer for America means that it is this nation in particular that would suffer the most from the chastisement she saw, which appears to involve a volcanic eruption:

I say this to you once again, my child, that only those nations shall not perish who will be submitted to Jesus' Heart through the enthronement, who will recognize Him as their King and Lord. A horrible disaster shall come on this world, he said, as you will soon see." 
 'Suddenly, a terrible bang could be heard. The globe cracked. Enormous fire broke out and disgusting lava flew out as if from a volcano, completely destroying all countries which had not recognized Christ.

If this volcanic eruption is one and the same as the Cumbre Vieja event - the "great mountain, burning with fire" being thrown into the sea in Rev 8:8, then we can see why America would be singled out for particular need of prayer.

However this particular event is not something that we need to worry about happening in the immediate future, since the destruction of "Babylon" takes place just before the rise to power of the Antichrist.  And the ministry of the Two Witnesses to restore the Church, proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth and bring about the conversion of the Jews must take before the Antichrist ascends to power. So it is certainly much too soon to expect the destruction of the dominant eschatological world power referred to as "Babylon" - which is part of the Great Chastisement itself, and should be equated with the cataclysm seen in Sr. Lucia's 1944 Tuy apparition. Given that the process of the restoration of the Church by the Two Witnesses is yet to unfold, this particular chastisement must still lie many years in the future. Due to the fact that the prophecies of Rosalia Zelkova are so closely associated with the events of the Battle of Vienna, it would appear that this chastisement is also in some way connected to a confrontation with the Islamic world.

A few Catholic prophecies suggest that there will also be a "minor chastisement" that will take place before the restoration of the Church, which unlike the Great Chastisement, is conditional in nature. Could it be the events of this "minor chastisement" that will potentially take place next year? This is difficult to tell, since the secrets of Fatima appear to suggest that the "minor chastisement" should be equated with the events of the Second World War. The conditional nature of the Second World War mentioned in the Second Secret was further clarified by a statement made by Blessed Jacinta on her deathbed. We can compare each below:

The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI. (Second Secret of Fatima)

If men will repent, God will pardon them, but if they do not amend their lives, there will come upon the earth the most terrible chastisement ever known. (Blessed Jacinta Marto)

It seems that the events of this conditional chastisement, described by Bl. Jacinta as the "most terrible chastisement ever known", were already fulfilled in the Second World War. Is this conditional chastisement one and the same as the minor chastisement? It is difficult to know for sure, and there are some particular components of the prophecies of the minor chastisement which do not fully align with the events of World War II. As Cardinal Ratzinger pointed out in his theological commentary in The Message of Fatima, the future is not unchangeably set, and it would appear that there are still a number of ways in which these prophecies can unfold, depending on how humanity reacts as a whole to God's call for repentance.

There is a particular component of the Third Secret of Fatima which suggests that the world will be able to avoid the occurrence of a major chastisement through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, when the shepherd children were shown a vision in which the flames emanating from the sword of the angel are quenched by the rays of light which emanate from the hands of Our Lady:

After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!'.

This image reflects that of the Miraculous Medal, which shows Satan being crushed under the feet of the Woman Adorned with the Sun, and appears to allude to the period of peace promised in the Second Secret. During the canonization Mass of St. Faustina, St. John Paul II appears to have associated the arrival of the period of peace with the Divine Mercy devotion itself:

Jesus told Sr Faustina: "Humanity will not find peace until it turns trustfully to divine mercy" (Diary, p. 132). Through the work of the Polish religious, this message has become linked for ever to the 20th century, the last of the second millennium and the bridge to the third.
(Pope John Paul II, Mass in St Peter's Square for the Canonization of Sr Mary Faustina Kowalska, April 30th, 2000)

So is it possible that when faced with the threat of chastisement, humanity will eventually repent due to the occurrence of some remarkable form of Divine intervention? In her famous interview with Fr. Fuentes, Sr. Lucia stated that just before God is about to chastise the world for its sins, he will provide one last extraordinary means of salvation, by reluctantly sending His Blessed Mother to convince the world of its impending doom:

"Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, but She made me understand this for three reasons."

"The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Also, from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility."

"The second reason is because She said to my cousins as well as to myself, that God is giving two last remedies to the world. These are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the last two remedies which signify that there will be no others."

"The third reason is because in the plans of Divine Providence, God always, before He is about to chastise the world, exhausts all other remedies. Now, when He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever, then as we say in our imperfect manner of speaking, He offers us with ‘certain fear’ the last means of salvation, His Most Holy Mother. It is with ‘certain fear’ because if you despise and repulse this ultimate means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven, because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Ghost."

These words of Sr. Lucia strongly suggests that just before the arrival of a future chastisement, there will be another major Marian apparition to announce the coming destruction, and allow the world to embrace a period of penance. This appears to be directly associated with the proclamation of the Gospel to all nations before the end of the world, when the flood poured forth from the mouth of the Dragon is swallowed up by the earth just before the final persecution of the Antichrist:

The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
(Rev 12:15-17)

If the appearance of the remarkable astronomical configuration that began on Nov 20th, 2016 is in some way connected to the prophecies of Servant of God Rosalia Zelkova (on which date one of the most important of these requests was fulfilled), then it would seem that these private revelations are also linked to the culmination of this sign, which concludes on 23rd Sept, 2017 - just days before the centenary of the Miracle of the Sun on Oct 13th, 2017.

It seems that the only way that we can know for sure in advance if the world is faced by the threat of a major chastisement next year (as many Catholics currently believe), is if it announced beforehand by the appearance of a Marian apparition on a scale comparable to those of Our Lady of Fatima.



63 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe this enthronement will finally bring Poland to her senses. Especially given that Poland is currently being used as NATO's useful idiot, allowing NATO to place on Polish territory a Missile "Defense" Shield capable of neutering Russia's second strike nuclear capability. This Polish "shield" is one of the key components of a NATO system that will be fully operational in 2018. Russia has been crying foul since 2001, when Bush unilaterally withdrew from the ABM Treaty and went full-steam ahead with plans for the Shield. Obama, under the influence of the same warmongering Neocons who ran the show under Bush, only doubled-down further on the Missile Shield. The West's violent, illegitimate coup in Ukraine and the West's proxy Islamic war against Assad, have only further convinced Russia that the West is hell-bent on a real confrontation between the two nuclear powers. Russia is no match for NATO's superior conventional forces, so any confrontation between the two sides will be nuclear and would be a fullfillment of the prophecy at Fatima that "various nations will be annihilated." Poland has allowed herself to be used a a whore by NATO and has therefore surrendered her sovereignty, security, and national pride at the altar of the satanic new world order. Therefore, this recent enthronement is reason for optimism and reason to hope that Poland might finally come to her senses. It could cause a domino effect in which other NATO pawns like Germany come to their senses and realize how they are being used by NATO as the catalyst for WWIII.

In addition to the enthronement, there is another reason to be hopeful. The NWO globalists and Neocon warmongers were dealt a historic defeat on November 8. Whether or not Trump can chart a truly non-interventionist, America First foregin policy remains to be seen, but his historic win in the face of nearly impossible odds is evidence that with enough prayer even the impossible can become possible. After all, the whole point of conditional prophecies is to bring about a change of conditions by means of prayer and sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous,

I couldn't have put it better myself. I'm glad to see that I'm no longer in a minority of one! I find it absolutely amazing that people accept the outright lies and deceit they are spun by the MSM. The populace of the western world are truly sheep (led by goats and wolves!). I only wish that my own Government in Ireland would follow the example of Poland. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no chance of that happening, barring a miracle of some sort.

Rgds,
Bradanfeasa

Mark W said...

"It is difficult to know for sure, and there are some particular components of the prophecies of the minor chastisement which do not fully align with the events of World War II."

Hi Emmett and everyone,

My degree is in history, and I did some work on this particular subject. There may be a bit of historical perspective that might help with this.


It is possible to see the Second World War as the final stage of a greater whole. The full sequence of events would run from 1870 through 1945.


In 1870, the Franco-Prussian war saw France humiliated by the various German armies, and the birth of modern Germany. The French were quite willing to bear a grudge against Germany for the years that followed. One professor of mine said that, “French foreign policy toward Germany from 1870 until 1918 could be described in one word: Revenge”.


In 1918 with the Versailles treaty, the French enacted that one word foreign policy, and took revenge for 1870 in the form of crippling reparations and limitations on German power. (In fairness, the French were not alone in their desires to make Germany suffer for the First World War.)


The Versailles Treaty laid open the path for Hitler’s rise to power, and thus the Second World War.


So the sequence of events would be 1870 humiliation of France, lead directly to the 1918 humiliation of Germany, which lead to Hitler and WWII. Is this an arguable line of reasoning? Yes, it can be argued against in some respects, but the arguments are generally weak and hinge on Hitler’s rise to power being held in a vacuum. But in general terms, if you look more deeply at the origins of each conflict in greater detail, this line of reasoning holds up well.


So… If you look at WWII in the view of the over-arching historical themes, then the idea of this being the minor chastisement falls rather flat. It could be PART of a minor chastisement, but it doesn’t fit that it is THE minor chastisement.


At least, that’s my take on it…one man’s opinion…worth what you paid for it.

Mark W said...

Anon @ 11:51 - I don't generally engage with anonymous comments, but this one ticked me off. First, sign your comments - failure to do so is a sign of either cowardice or negligence. Second, your view of Poland, her people, and her leadership, appear to be influence by the hatred of Poland by the western media. They dislike everything about Poland (and that's being extended to Hungary now), and do everything possible to discredit the Poles. If Poland were such a whore to NATO, then why does every NATO leader denounce the Polish government at every opportunity - including Obama?!

In one voice you damn Poland for her national pride, while in another voice EU/NATO leaders damn her for the same thing but from the other side of the political fence.

Be very cautious how you answer - My wife is Polish and I get a lot of Polish language news that you never see. I'll grant your points about the NWO, Bush and the Ukrainian coup, but Poland is not your enemy.

Anonymous said...

Mark W, you are absolutely correct: the Allied treatment of Germany was directly responsible for the rise of Hitler, a fact that most Americans seem historically ignorant of. Pat Buchanan details this sad chapter in Western history in his excellent, must-read book "Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War":

With her merchant ships and even Baltic fishing boats sequestered, and the blockade still in force, Germany could not feed her people. When Berlin asked permission to buy 2.5 million tons of food, the request was denied. From November 11 through the peace conference, the blockade was maintained. Before going to war, America had denounced as a violation of international law and human decency the British blockade that had kept the vital necessities of life out of neutral ports if there were any chance the goods could be transshipped to Germany. But when America declared war, a U.S. admiral told Lord Balfour, “You will find that it will take us only two months to become as great criminals as you are.”

U.S. warships now supported the blockade. “Once lead this people into war,” Wilson had said in 1917, “and they’ll forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.” America had forgotten. The blockade was responsible for the deaths of thousands of men, women, and children after the Germans laid down their weapons and surrendered their warships. Its architect and chief advocate had been the First Lord of the Admiralty. His aim, said Churchill, was to “starve the whole population—men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound—into submission.” On March 3, 1919, four months after Germany accepted an armistice and laid down her arms, Churchill rose exultant in the Commons to declare, “We are enforcing the blockade with rigour, and Germany is very near starvation.

In February 1919, Congress appropriated $100 million for food, but Germany was not to get a loaf of bread or a bowl of soup. So severe was the suffering that, on March 10, the British Commander on the Rhine publicly urged that food be sent to the population as the specter of starving children was damaging the morale of his troops. General Sir Herbert Plumer’s letter was read to the Big Three in Paris: "Please inform the Prime Minister that in my opinion food must be sent into this area by the Allies without delay…. The mortality amongst women, children, and sick is most grave and sickness due to hunger is spreading. The attitude of the population is becoming one of despair, and the people feel that an end by bullets is preferable to death by starvation."

His troops, said General Plumer, could no longer stand the sight of “hordes of skinny and bloated children pawing over the offal from British cantonments.” Pope Benedict XV’s plea for an end to the blockade was ignored. One visitor to Germany who witnessed it all wrote: "The starvation is done quietly and decently at home. And when death comes, it comes in the form of influenza, tuberculosis, heart failure or one of the new and mysterious diseases caused by the war and carries off its exhausted victims. In Frankfurt, even as late as March 1920, the funerals never ceased all day."

In 1938, a British diplomat in Germany was asked repeatedly, “Why did England go on starving our women and children long after the Armistice?” “Freedom and Bread” would become a powerful slogan in the ascent to power of the new National Socialist Workers Party.

Anonymous said...

Mark W, this is Anonymous from the first comment at 11:51. I do not hate Poland or the Polish people. I am simply stating a fact: by allowing NATO troops and offensive missile bases (which they euphemistically call a "missile Shield") on their soveriegn soil, Poland (as well as Germany and others in Europe) are de facto whores for an agressive NATO that has been expanding closer and closer to Russia's borders since the end of the Cold War. The Peace dividend that Reagan, Gorbachev and Saint PJPII worked so hard to achieve has been squandered and we are now in a worse situation than we were during the first cold war. This public enthronement is cause for joy but now must produce real results, not further lies and demonization of Russia and her leader. Putin is not responsible for this current crisis and has reacted to NATO expansion and proxy "color revolutions" as any sane leader would react. Poland and other European NATO tenants must do some serious soul-searching. The Poles are a great people but they can also be their own worst enemy and have a tendency to act like every injustice they ever suffered was someone else's fault. Trust me, I know: I'm half Polish and know the temptations Poles face better than most.

Anonymous said...

Mark, your historical note above is down to the letter precisely what I was taught in grade-school history.
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My heart sang two years ago when the bishops of Lebanon consecrated that country to the Immaculate Heart. It sang again when I read of the Enthronement in Poland. It cries for my native America. It's not widely known, but in one of her visions, Sister Lucia asked specifically if America was to be one of the annihilated nations. The answer was yes. In another, earlier vision, she had been told that the American Constitution had the approval of Heaven...AS IT WAS WRITTEN (emphasis added). As is obvious from most of the news coming from America now, the Federal Government has all but consigned the document to the dustbin, with several Senators publicly saying that they "don't give a d*** about the Constitution." (Yes, that is a direct quote, though I no longer remember who said it.)
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On a tangent, I followed the link to the details of the Enthronement. After I got done reading that, I saw another headline about "Mother Angelica's chilling message to 'liberals' in the Church." It's a 27-minute video and well worth the time; I highly recommend it to everyone.

God bless us all.
JMC

Anonymous said...

Something else I meant to say above: While the Enthronement is a wonderful event, it's sad that the government officials in Poland are insisting that they will be keeping this religious event private and continuing politics as usual. They don't get it. The world in general, and clearly Poland in particular, is sick of politics as usual and want to see some serious change.
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Given the promises attached to this public act, I suspect in future months we will see some serious backpedalling on the part of those officials. I pray that we do.
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JMC

Emmett O'Regan said...

Thanks for leaving that review on Amazon Mark W! It is deeply appreciated! I need all the support I can get.

Anonymous said...

Emmett,

"... there will be another major Marian apparition to announce the coming destruction, and allow the world to embrace a period of penance."

Unity Publishing believes Our Lady would appear a 7th time @ Fatima. http://www.unitypublishing.com/Newsletter/Fatima7thTime.htm

Might this be possible?

Also the entire Third Secret could be revealed as a result. And of course the consecration of Russia.



sam

Anonymous said...

JMC said: "It's not widely known, but in one of her visions, Sister Lucia asked specifically if America was to be one of the annihilated nations. The answer was yes. In another, earlier vision, she had been told that the American Constitution had the approval of Heaven...AS IT WAS WRITTEN (emphasis added)."

Quite knowledgeable about all things Fatima, having read practically all significant writings on the subject by Sr. Lucia herself and other reliable experts such as Fr. Fox and Fr. Martins, I have never heard these two things before and I seriously doubt their credibility - Can you please provide a source?

We must remember the time frame of the Fatima apparition: before World War II.
Based on what Sr. Lucia herself wrote about what Jesus told her, the annihilation of nations most likely pertains to the ravages of that war, which destroyed many nations.

WW II in Europe began with Hitler's forced annexation of Austria in 1938; fighting broke out on Sept 1 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland.

In March of 1939, shortly before the outbreak of the fighting in Europe, Lucia wrote:

"Our Lord said to me once more: 'Ask, ask again for the promulgation of the Communion of Reparation of Mary on the First Saturdays. The time is coming when the rigor of My justice will punish the crimes of diverse nations. Some of them will be annihilated…'"
source of Lucia's words:
Father Antonio Maria Martins, S.J., Documents on Fatima & the Memoirs of Sister Lucia. 2nd English ed. (Waite Park, MN: Park Press, 2002), 394.

God bless.
Greg J Cring

Emmett O'Regan said...

I concur Greg. Haven't heard that one before. Sorry, I seriously doubt its authenticity JMC. It's very easy to be "led up the garden path" on such issues. There are so many false constructions circulating out there on the ether it can be difficult for many of us to navigate correctly. This highlights the need to always question the true source of some of these "prophecies".

Emmett O'Regan said...

Sam, as far as I remember, the latest official biography of Sr. Lucia "A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary" states that she already experienced this seventh apparition upon returning to Fatima in the 1920's.

Anonymous said...

Greg and Emmett, I read both of those years ago in "The Fatima Crusader," quarterly newsletter published by the Fatima Apostolate, based in Canada. I no longer have that issue, so I couldn't tell you volume/issue numbers.
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Yes, the main Fatima visions occurred during World War II. But Sister Lucia had a few more visions over the succeeding decades. I believe it was in the mid-1930s when Our Lady appeared to her to tell her that this was the time for the Consecration of Russia; she appeared again some years later to say that she was sad because it still hadn't been done. There were two or three others. It was during one of these later visions that the parts about the Constitution and the annihilation of America occurred. Again, it was something I read many years ago, and I don't recall the date of that particular vision.

Sorry I can't give better documentation.

JMC

Anonymous said...

Emmett, Our Lady did in fact appear to Sister Lucia in the 1920's. In one of Sister Lucia's private letters collected by Portuguese priest Fr. Antonio Martins she writes from Vilar, Portugal: “After six years of real trial (since 1917) it was on this day, August 26, 1923, that the Virgin Mary first visited me again.” However, the 7th visit was promised to occur in Fatima, not Vilar or somewhere else. So, if Our Lady did not return to Fatima in 1921 for her 7th Visit as promised, then this continues to remain an amazing mystery of Fatima.

Mark W said...

https://realtruth.org/news/161128-004.html

The Vatican is reporting a substantial increase in exorcisms. That seems right on cue.

Anonymous said...

Mark W,

some bishops counted among them? :p

sam

Mark W said...

Sam - Not sure that I can count that high...

Anonymous said...

Mark W,

Sadly accurate.

sam

Anonymous said...

Hooray for levity! ;D
JMC

Anonymous said...

Emmett and everyone
As always, Emmett another great piece. Please! keep them coming.
Could the "apparition of our Lady" in a particular way, that you are speaking about, be connected with the secrets of Medjugorje.
1) That apparition, if real, is the biggest one ever in scope (35 years now - everyday).
2) If one of the secrets occurs in 2017 it would begin the triumph of her heart -- and be a call to all the world for conversion and penance.
I find it very telling that Mirjana Soldo released a book on her life this past August, on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2016. The book, My Heart Will Triumph.
She is the visionary from Medjugorje who must reveal each of the secrets to the priest she chose in the 1980's, 10 days before their occurrence.
We know that she knows the exact dates upon which each one will happen. Thus, she knows when they start.
She knows that she and the priest - Fr Petar Ljubicic -- will become the face of Medjugorje to the entire world -- because as they reveal each secret to the world -- 3 days before they happen -- everyone will know them.
Did she release the book so that a groundwork is layed out for this -- because the secrets to begin in 2017/2018.
One has to ask -- why would she release the book now? Why not in 2017 or 2018 or 2019 etc.
This to me is another major sign (along with the things you spoke about in your article -- end of the Year of Mercy Nov 20 2016, the sign of Revelation occurring Nov 20 2016 - Sept 23, 2017, the eclipse on the Feast of Our Lady of Knock, August 21, 2017, etc).
All of these things are pointing to the beginning of an awakening coming from a major event (or events) in 2017 -- to begin to shake consciences awake.

I think also, that the words of Mary, given to Mirjana on Nov 2 2016, just 4 weeks ago -- point to things occurring very soon. Mary speaks of this time being a vigil. She says, "My children, it is a time of vigilance.....in this vigil..."
Obviously, a vigil is a waiting period, where one is actively ready for something about to happen.
Her next sentence is, "As my Son will be looking in your hearts...."
Is this an allusion to what many saints have said is coming -- an "illumination of conscience"? God looking within our hearts is even alluded to in the apparitions in Fatima, where Lucia speaks (re the first apparition I believe) about seeing oneself in God as in a mirror.
Obviously, as the Year of Mercy occurred in 2016 and now we have so many things happening that are pointing toward 2017 -- it seems that God is making it clear that we are at the doorstep of the end of the time that satan has had and the beginning of the triumph spoken about by our Lady at Fatima and Medjugorje.
Emmett -- please keep the articles coming!
Michael Patrick

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The Holy Father has declared this year, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, as the year of Fatima and has given three ways for people to gain a special indulgence during this year. One is to make a pilgrimage to Fatima, one is to pray before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in a church, and the third, for those who, due to illness, age, or other infirmity, are unable to get to a church, is to pray before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima anywhere, in your own home, or a relative's or friend's home if you don't have such a statue. So, whether you believe in the apparitions at Medjugorje, don't believe, or are simply waiting for the Vatican's ruling, we are certainly in a time of vigil. At the very least, we should be praying the Rosary at least once a day, more if possible. As many of us as possible should be making the five First Saturdays; in addition to the promises for special assistance at the hour of death, there is also a promise that this devotion will bring more graces to the Pope to enable him to overcome opposition to make the Consecration of Russia - and from everything I've read, that opposition is fierce indeed.
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I have to wonder if the increased frequency and severity of natural disasters we've been seeing over the past five years or so may not be part of the posited lesser chastisement. If so, it makes a "time of vigil" even more likely.
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May God be with us all.
JMC

Anonymous said...


where was this proclamation by Pope Francis of The Year of Fatima publicly declared? I can't find it

Anthony said...

Hi JMC,
St John Paul 11 did the consecration in the 1980's that's why communism in the former soviet Union fell and the berlin wall came down and all the former eastern block countries were liberated. What we are waiting for is the triumph of Our Lady's Immaculate heart. But be patient this will come soon.


God bless

Anthony

Anonymous said...

The consecration in the 1980s was of the world, not Russia. Russia was never even mentioned; in fact, the general consensus among Fatima writers is that the Pope was not allowed to say the word "Russia" in any context that day, so he had to refer to "the people who are still awaiting" the consecration of their nation.

As for the proclamation of the Year of Fatima, I don't know exactly when it was made. I read a brief article referring to it at the ChurchPop website just a few days ago.

JMC

Anonymous said...

The 1984 Consecration was valid and accepted by Heaven according to Sister Lucia, who also claimed in an interview with Cardinal Vidal that nuclear war would have come in 1985 had the 1984 Consecration not been done. That's how close we came.

The people who are still claiming that the Consecration was not done view the Consecration as some sort of weapon with which to control Russia. The people who buy into this lie are so delusional that they believe that Russia today is still the Evil Empire. In fact, the opposite is true: the West is now an evil, marxist, warmongering empire that is currently waging an islamic proxy war against the Christians of Syria and the Middle East and has brought the world to the brink of a hot war with Russia - a Russia that has reclaimed its Christian roots and is no longer afraid of living that Christianity at home and abroad. Whose side do you think God would be on today: the sodomite-led West or Orthodox Russia? That's a no-brainer.

Another reason why people claim the Consecration was not done is because they have a mistaken notion of what was going to happen once the Consecration was done. They thought that the Consecration was a magic trick that would instantly make world peace appear. Sorry, that's not how it works folks. There is a thing called free will. There are also those pesky things called sin, evil and suffering. All of those things will exist until the end of time, including during "the era of peace." Our Lady of Fatima's primary mission was the conversion of Russia from Communism and the avoidance of a nuclear war between the West and Soviet Russia. She was successful. Many people just don't want to accept the fact that the Era of Peace has already come and gone. They were so busy obsessing over whether or not the Consecration was done that they missed the Era of Peace right under their noses.

Anonymous said...

Emmett,

I really enjoyed your latest ebook, especially the discussion of the Great Monarch and Angelic Pope as possible archetypes of the Two Witnesses. I think we should be on the lookout for archetypes throughout history and indeed in the present as eschatological events always have a threefold existence: "...the things which thou hast seen, and which are, and which must be done hereafter." (Rev 1:19).

But one area I disagree with you on is the idea that Elijah has already come in the person of John the Baptist and therefore will not be coming as one of the Two Witnesses. The Church Fathers were almost unanimous in their opinion that Enoch and Elijah never died, were taken up and preserved, and will return physically to earth as the Two Witnesses during the reign of the Antichrist. This was only hinted at in Sacred Scripture but appears to have more widely held in Sacred Tradition. As for the passage in Matthew 17, I think it is clear enough that Jesus is speaking about two separate events: when He says that "Elijah has already come", He is referring to St. John the Baptist; when He declares that "Elijah indeed shall come", He is speaking of Elijah the Thesbite. As it was the mission of John the Baptist to herald the first coming of Christ, so it will be the special task of Elijah to herald His second coming.

Anthony said...

Hi Anonymous,
I would agree with everything you have said apart from that the era of peace has come and gone. I don't think that is true at all. Our Lady keeps her promises. If she says there will be an era of peace then there will be an era of peace. We have witnessed no such era since the fall in the garden of Eden. I think the era of peace will coincides with the era of the Great Monarch. It will be a golden era for mankind though not a heaven on earth. But compared to what we see around us now it will be a little taste of heaven.

God bless

Anthony

Anonymous said...

Hello all
I believe the era of peace that has been referred to and that our Lady spoke about will come at the end of the 10 secrets of Medjugorje.
Our Lady said in Medjugorje that her apparitions there are the fulfillment of Fatima. Meaning, when all that pertains to her coming to the world, at this place, occurs (the 10 secrets) then the triumph of the Immaculate heart will have fully come - started - Christ will reign in the hearts of men, in a special way, and the era (or time) of peace will start in full.
The time that Satan has been given (the "100 years") spoken about to Leo 13th (via his vision) and mentioned by our Lady to the woman in Medjugorje that has to reveal the 10 secrets - Mirjana -- will begin to end when the 1st secret occurs. (many believe this will happen in 2017 or 2018 - the first secret).
When the 10th one happens -- and is over -- then the time that satan has had will be over and the full time of the triumph of the Immaculate heart will have arrived.
For those who don't believe in Medjugorje -- time will tell. The "secrets" will either happen or they won't. If they don't then those who think Medj is a hoax will have been proven right.
But -- if the "first secret" is announced by Fr Petar Ljubicic and Mirjana -- then......
Because Mirjana has released a book on her life (August 15, 2016) and the Year of Mercy is now over and the 100th anniversary year of Fatima is now here -- many believe that things will start to get very very serious next year (2017).
In the meantime - rosary, adoration, Mass and trust in our Lord and the most powerful intercession of our Mother.
Michael Patrick

Anthony said...

To Michael Patrick.
Yes I think you are right. I believe Our Lady is appearing at Medjugorje. And I also believe Our Lady appeared at Garabandal in Spain. One prophecy from those apparitions that I think we are living through at the moment is when she said "when communism comes again". This I believe is a reference to political correctness which as we all know is anti Christian and is about controlling our world. But thank God for Our Lady because before they can enact their evil plans of world domination Our Lady will intercede and save Our World.

God Bless

Anthony

Anonymous said...

Yes, the 1984 consecration of the world was valid and accepted by Heaven. If you want to know PRECISELY how close to nuclear war we came, a missile was actually accidentally launched by Russia. Had it actually reached its target, there certainly would have been war; we were already gearing up when our people detected the launch. Russia made a quick phone call to the White House to explain the matter; America launched a missile that destroyed the Russian one over the sea, and no harm was done. (Nuclear warheads don't explode on impact as conventional ones do; it was simply destroyed with the missile.) I remember that incident very clearly, being in the military the day it happened.

What's not often published is that, I think in that same interview, or one shortly thereafter, Sister Lucia was asked whether this fulfilled Our Lady's request, and she said (paraphrased) "No! It has to be Russia! Russia!"

Another commenter here says that we who do not believe the consecration was done are looking to control Russia. Where do you get that from? We're not looking to control anybody; we're just hoping that Our Lady's request is actually fulfilled before war DOES break out.

Anthony, as to the idea that the "era of peace" has come and gone, it depends on which "era of peace" you're talking about. If you're talking about the one promised by Our Lady, no, it hasn't come yet. But it's going to be too short to be called an "era." Emmett tells us he believes it's going to be short, and some sources I've read posit that it will last approximately thirty years, enough time for a new generation to grow up in that time of peace and abundance, become overconfident, and decide once again that mankind doesn't need God. On the other hand, if you're referring to that "thousand-year reign" that the Protestants talk about, I agree that it has come and gone. I have come to believe, after reading many discourses on the matter, that it actually began right after the Resurrection. Think about it. No, it wasn't a utopia. But the binding of Satan would have been necessary for the Gospel to spread as rapidly and as widely as it did. By the Middle Ages, Europe was run in close accordance with God's laws. It was some time in the 1880s or 90s that Pope Leo was given that vision, warning him about the upcoming release of Satan to do his worst. See Emmett's writings for more about that.

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi All,

You might be interested to know that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the break-up of the Soviet Union. The USSR was desolved by the Belavezha Accords (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belavezha_Accords), signed in Belarus on December 8th 1991. I'm sure that the signing of the instrument that destroyed the USSR on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception was a complete coincidence.... ;). It would seem that feast days mean a lot up in Heaven!

Rgds,
Bradanfeasa

Mark L said...


Hi Michael Patrick,

You wrote:

> time will tell. The "secrets" will either happen or they won't.

How will time tell?

Mirjana herself has stated in her book that one of the reasons the secrets were written on the secret parchment is because she is not guaranteed to be alive when they begin to occur.

"The existence of the parchment means I do not necessarily have to be alive to reveal the secrets...If they were not written, it would mean that I could not die today," she states. I have the eBook. This is at location 1919.

I'm neither for nor against Medjugorje. The problem I have is with these statements: "we will know." How, exactly, will we know when we can't use the death of the visionaries themselves (even as they themselves admit)? I don't think there is any reply to this question "we will know regarding Medjugorje" that I cannot quickly disprove using the very words of the visionaries themselves, either in their own writings or in many interviews available on YouTube. So there is no answer to this question. We cannot know.

Many used the prophecy of Joey receiving his sight to test the veracity of Garabandal. He died without receiving his sight. So now that prophecy is simply "reinterpreted" as he has his sight in heaven.

Endless reinterpretations, recastings, new understandings, new eras and phases.

I can't think of any example of biblical prophets which were treated this way. The widow's jug did not run out of oil for that year. Elijah was a true prophet. Her jug didn't run out, and as she starved to death it wasn't said that she was given the "interior oil of spiritual enlightenment," or some nonsensical reinterpretation to guarantee the prophecy could never be disproven. Prophets stated things and they happened. Kings were killed, jars of flour were bottomless, the dead were raised to life, false prophets were disproven, true prophets were proven, there were always concrete things.

Although I have strong reservations regarding the veracity of Charlie Johnston's prophecies, to his credit he has stated firmly that if there is a peaceful transfer of the presidency from Obama to Trump he will declare himself invalid and disappear. Because he stated that Obama wouldn't leave office, according to a revelation by St. Michael or someone. We will soon see. If there is a constitutional crisis of some sort and Obama doesn't leave office, you can bet I will be pouring over everything that Charlie wrote!

Mark L.

Anonymous said...


He also says china will crash the us dollar and economy and civil war will envelop the usa

Anonymous said...

Charlie Johnston is not the real deal. He said it was the last real Christmas a few years ago...He said the elction wouldn't happen this year but it did....Charlie Johnston yells at people sometimes in the tapes he put up on his website...He is really mean to people who post in his comments section too!!

At the Mystics of the Church web page is a story from some man who has anxiety and he talked about his anixety and Charlie Johnston made fun of him for that on his blog.... He is not humble he talks about politics all the time and how he is a sherpa! People act like he's God and call him pappa Charlie.. I think it is a cult.

Also!! Charlie Johnson uses Discus to post on other people's blogs and he cusses people out and uses swear words, there is a link to that on the Church Mystics web page.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take a prophet to predict that the elites might attempt to steal the election. Charlie is no prophet. He is a cult leader and a con-artist.

Anonymous said...

It also doesn't take a prophet to predict that Red China is going to crash the US economy. It just takes a historian, or a Boomer with a really good memory. Years ago, Red China bragged that it would do just that by using our very capitalism against us. And so far they're succeeding, thanks to Bill Clinton's giving China "Most Favored Nation" status in trade. Since then, Red China has been putting the squeeze on us, manipulating the value of its yuan to make its goods more expensive here, and people go right on buying them, except for a very few who are willing to do without rather than buy anything made in a Communist country. Also since then, every time a subsequent President has tried to get us out of that vise, China has threatened war. With our hands full with the whole Middle East business, that last thing we needed was a war with Red China, so those Presidents have backed down. One of these days, though, we're going to have a President with the moxie to actually do it, and then all you-know-what will break loose.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

JMC

Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve said...

Anonymous, it's fine if you don't believe Charlie is a real prophet, but please get your facts straight. You are not presenting his me accurately. From last Jan he said the election might or might not happen, but regardless of that, there would not be a normal transfer of power. We shall see what happens by Jan. 20. I have read his blog for the past two years and he doesn't insult or berate people. You can disagree with him but please do not defame his character.

Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve said...

I meant " his message accurately"

Veritas said...

Emmett,
I am sure you considered the possibility that the whore of Babylon might be Russia instead of the US, but ruled that out for very good reasons, but I am wondering where I could find your discussion on that. Afterall, the reason the US became so decadent is directly related to the influence of Communists and Marxists who sought to bring down the US through disinformation campaigns and infiltration at all levels of government and the university system. And, the BVM warned us at Fatima to pray for its conversion so that the errors of communism would not spread. Could Russia not be the whore of Bablyon?

Anonymous said...

Hi Veritas,

I honestly think that Emmett is correct on this.

"The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn for her, because there will be no more markets for their cargo", Rev. 18.11.

If the whore of Babylon is accepted to be the preeminent economic nation of its age, then it cannot possibly be Russia, whose industrial might is like that of a minnow compared to the US. The only other contender is China, whose economic growth over the last 25 years makes it the second greatest economy of our time and arguably the largest industrial power. The US is the greatest economic, military, intellectual and cultural power that the world has ever seen. Even the Roman empire never managed to hold all of these accolades at the same time.

After the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, the Soviet Union actively persecuted Christianity within the state, resulting in the martyrdom of large numbers of priests and religious and the wanton destruction of churches and monasteries. Although this persecution was lessened somewhat after the Nazi invasion of 1941, the Soviet Union still tried to impose an aggressive atheism on it citizens right through until 1991. In this sense, the USSR resembled the antichrist more than Babylon. President Reagan was correct in calling the USSR an "evil empire".

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has emerged as an increasingly Christian country and has eschewed then cultural Marxism now rampant in the West. The current vitriolic attacks and Russo-phobia in the mainstream media (MSM) are nothing more than neo-McCarthyism and may well be the undoing of the MSM as a trusted source of information in the long run. Our Lady warned at Fatima that, if the world did not repent and change, the errors of Russia would spread. Personally, I think that the world has ignored her message and that the errors of communist Russia did spread and are the source of most of the issues that Western Civilization now faces (Cultural Marxism in particular). The West has, for all intents and purposes, abandoned its role as the bulwark of Christianity and fallen into apostasy.

God bless you all,
Bradanfeasa

Emmett O'Regan said...

I discuss this at some length in the new edition of my book Veritas. Thanks Bradanfeasa! Highlighting the fact that America is the current dominant global superpower largely answers Veritas' question. The primary attribute of the eschatological Babylon lies in its role as the ruling world power which is eventually supplanted by the Antichrist and his ten kings:

And the angel said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.” (Rev 17:15-18)

America is currently the only nation that could be said to have "dominion over the kings of the earth" - an attribute that can not be applied to Russia. The only way America's current global hegemony could possibly be broken is by some form of major disaster - a paradigm shift of truly biblical proportions, which would directly follow the sequence of events concerning Babylon described above.
As Sr. Lucia said, Russia is God's chosen instrument of chastisement, and I think this nation in particular is quite likely to step in to fill the political vacuum left in the wake of the collapse of "Babylon". Judging by the visions of Blessed Elena Aiello (where she saw Russian flagstaffs flying over the Dome of St. Peter's), Russia will eventually annex Europe once America is removed from play as a world power, and there will quite possibly be a return to Soviet Communism - only this time expanded to encompass the whole of Europe.

Mark W said...

Hey Emmett - I had a thought recently that I'd like to bounce off of you.

Given the current state of the Church, and what you hand Stephen have said in the past, could the restoration of the Church take the form of a schism? I know that sounds odd, but think about it for a few minutes and it makes more sense. You'd have the orthodox side breaking away from the heterodox side. The orthodox side could then be seen as a renewed Church centered on the age-old teachings, while the heterodox side slips further towards crypto-Protestantism. The only catch is the papacy itself (quite a catch, I'll admit). How the papacy would work in this situation I know not. But it's an interesting idea. We'd have the smaller church that BXVI mentioned with a more traditional outlook, that might bring back all or elements of the Orthodox Church and maybe even the orthodox elements of Anglicanism.

Mark

Anonymous said...

Sr. Marianne, I am one of the poster who questioned Charlie! A friend sent me to a website called Mothe of God... They argue about Charlie on that website. there is a question, who can give a list of Charlie's prophecies that already come true? NO ONE has written an answer! Charlie always talks about how great he is and how everyone is amazed by him.. What has he done?! NOT ONE from the past has come true already. Sister, if you believe in Charlie, tell us what he has said that is true and that nobody else knows befor it came to be, please?

Anonymous said...

I always thought that the whore/babylon was either Jerusalem or Rome. Is there more than one?

Emmett O'Regan said...

Mark W - the biggest catch in that proposition is a break with Rome and apostolic succession, which automatically invalidates the partisan group. Anyone who departs from recognizing a validly elected pope is in open schism. According to trustworthy private revelations, the restoration of the Church is quite opposite, and involves the healing of schism, particularly between east and west, and the Anglican Church. Fear not, no matter how dire things may seem.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Anon - you are right, the preterist interpretation of "Babylon" involves both Jerusalem and Rome. Rome was the dominant world power, like Babylon of old, while ancient Israel was described as being a "prostitute" for breaching its covenant with God in adoring other gods. There is a mix of both, which are intended to foreshadow the eschatological Babylon - the ruling world power which turns its back on its covenantal partner. Both Jerusalem and Rome symbolise aspects of the future Babylon.

Mark W said...

Thanks, Emmett. That's rather what I thought, but it was worth asking.

Mark W said...

And then there's this...

http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/bad-omen-blood-of-st.-januarius-fails-to-liquefy

Gus Barbarigo said...

@ Mark W and @ Emmett:

The feast day for San Gennaro is the same as that of Our Lady of La Salette (Sept. 19). With the apocalyptic overtones associated with La Salette, and the centennial of Fatima approaching, I can't see how this "omen" is anything less than a huge deal.

Charles Fears said...

BABYLON THE GREAT
— From the Mystical Revelations of Maria Valtorta
JESUS :
"Maria, now I take you by the hand to guide you in the most obscure point of the book of John5. The commentators of this book have exhausted their capacities with many deductions to explain to themselves and to the people who the "Great Babylon" is6. With human vision—to which the shocks of events desired or which happened were not foreign — they have given the name of Babylon to many things.
But how is it they have never thought that the "Great Babylon" is the whole of Earth?7
I would be a very little and limited Creator-God if I had created only Earth as an inhabited world!8 With a throb of My Will I have raised up worlds upon worlds from nothing and cast them forth — luminous fine dust — in the immensity of the firmament.
Earth, of which you are all so proud and so fierce, is but one of the bits of fine dust revolving in that infinity, and not the largest. But She is certainly the most corrupt. Lives and [more] lives teem in the millions of worlds that are the joy of your gaze on serene nights.8i

Is not Earth perhaps the great Harlot9 who has fornicated with all the powers of the earth and of hell? And the inhabitants of Earth, have they not prostituted themselves: bodies and souls, to triumph also in the earth's day?10
Yes. For it is so. The crimes of Earth have all the names of blasphemy, as has the Beast with whom Earth and Her inhabitants have also allied themselves in order to triumph. The seven sins stand as a horrible ornament on the head of the Beast who transports Earth and the earthly into the pastures of the Evil One. And the ten horns, a metaphorical number, stand to point out the infinite wickedness the Beast accomplishes to obtain, at whatever cost, as much as It wants in Its ferocious lust.
Has not Earth, soaked with the blood of martyrs, been perhaps intoxicated by this holy liqueur which, drunk down with Her sacrilegious mouth, is changed in Her mouth into a potion of accursed drunkenness? The Beast that carries Her: — [Itself] the compendium and synthesis of all the evil wrought from Adam on, just to triumph in the world and in the flesh — draws after It all those who by adoring It will become king for an hour and of an accursed kingdom. You are kings as sons of God, and it is an eternal Kingdom. But you become kings for an hour and of an accursed kingdom when you adore Satan, who cannot give you but an ephemeral triumph, paid for at the price of an eternity of horror.

Charles Fears said...

The Beast — says John — was and is not.11 At the end of the world it will be so. The Beast was, because It really has been; It is not, because I, the Christ, will have conquered and buried It, because It will no longer be necessary then for the triumphs of the world.12
Is not Earth seated upon the waters of Her seas, and has She not made use of these to do harm? What has She not made use of? Peoples, nations, races, borders, interests, food, expansions: She has used all to fornicate and accomplish endless homicides and Iscariot betrayals.13 Her very own sons, nourished by Her with the blood of sin, will accomplish God's vengeance upon Her by destroying Her, destroying themselves, bringing the sum total of their crimes against God and against man to the perfect number demanded by My thundering: 'ENOUGH!'*
In that hour the blood of the martyrs and the prophets will boil up again, steaming toward My Throne with a pleasing fragrance, and the clods of the earth which had collected the groans of those killed out of hatred for Me and received their last quiverings, will give a loud shout formed of all those holy moans, and will tremble with an anguished convulsion, shaking men's cities and houses where they sin and kill, and filling the vault of Heaven with a voice that asks for Justice.
And Justice there will be. I will come. I will come because I am Faithful and Truthful. I will come to give Peace to the faithful and holy Judgment to those who have lived. I will come with My Name whose meaning is known to Me alone and in whose letters are the main attributes of God of Whom I am Part and Whole.
Write: GESU14:Greatness, Eternity, Sanctity,Unity. Write: CHRISTO14:Charity, Redemption, Immensity,Sapience15, Trinity, Omnipotence (of God compressed into the Name of the Word become human). And if it seems to you that some attributes are lacking, consider that Justice is included in Sanctity, for whoever has sanctity is just; Royalty is included in Greatness; Creation, in Omnipotence. In My Name therefore the praises of God are proclaimed.
O Holy Name, whose sound terrifies the demons. Name of Life, You give Life, Light, strength to him who loves You and invokes You.
Name which is the crown upon My Head16 as Victor over the Beast and his prophet who will be seized, skewered, submerged, buried in the liquid and eternal fire whose bite is ferocious and inconceivable to human feeling.
It will then be the time of My Kingdom on Earth. Thus there will be a rest from the demonic crimes to give man time to hear again the voices of Heaven. With the Force which unchains horror taken away, great spiritual streams will descend like cascades of grace, like rivers of heavenly water, to speak words of Light.
But as, over the centuries, they did not gather up the isolated Voices which speak of the Good, beginning with that of the Word, so men will be deaf, always deaf — except those marked with My Mark, My dearly beloved friends straining to follow Me — men will be deaf to the voices of many spirits, to voices like the noise of many waters17which will sing the new song to guide the peoples to meet the Light, and above all to Me: the eternal Word. When the last attempt has been completed,18 Satan will come for the last time and will find followers at the four corners of the earth, and they will be more numerous than the sands of the sea.

Charles Fears said...

Oh! Christ! Oh! Jesus Who died to save men! Only the patience of a God could have waited so long, done so much, obtained so little without withdrawing His gift from men and letting them perish long before the appointed hour! Only My Patience which is Love could await you all, knowing that like sand filtering through a very fine sieve, some rare souls would come to glory compared to the mass which does not know how, is unwilling to filter through the sieve of the Law, of Love, of Sacrifice to reach Me.
But in the hour of My coming when, in the garment of God, King and Judge, I come to assemble the elect and to curse the reprobate, hurling them there where the Antichrist, the Beast and Satan will already be for eternity, after the supreme victory of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Conqueror of Death and of the Evil One — to those elect who have known how to remain 'a l i v e' in life, a l i v e in their spirit, awaiting the hour of Our triumph, I will give the possession of the Heavenly dwelling, I will Give Myself without ceasing and without measure.
Strain toward that hour, Maria. Call it, and call Me with all the strength of your spirit. Lo, I am already coming when a soul calls Me. Together with the Beloved19 who saw from the earth the glory of the Lamb, Son of God, the glory of his and your Jesus, say, with every beat of your heart: 'Come, Lord Jesus'."

Jason R. said...

This seems to be a fairly significant astronomical event (if it's accurate); would this have any bearing regarding any of the other astronomical happens that have been indicative of what is happening in the spiritual realm vis-a-vis events foretold in Revelation Emmett?

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5715413/tonight-will-be-the-darkest-night-of-the-past-500-years

Jason R. said...

I feel a great relief for Poland reading of this enthronement; even though my parents were German (or more properly, Austrian before the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire, which was to me a sad event after the amazing leadership Blessed Charles displayed in desperately working with the Pope to end the First World War far before it actually ended, which could have saved millions of lives). I hope sharing my family history isn't a "look at me!!" type of post, I just thought it might be interesting and explain a little of why part of my heart is always with Poland, which I see as like a modern-day Israel in the chastisement of the Second World War where 5 million or so Poles died.


My grandparents were born in Lemberg in what was the Austro-Hungarian province of Galizia, and my grandfather fought as a regimental commander in the Russo-Polish war in the 1920s, and was there at the "Miracle on the Vistula" (http://www.ibtimes.com/miracle-vistula-turning-point-refused-turn-725675), where Polish forces almost miraculously defeated an invading Communist army that had its eye on the rest of Europe once Poland was defeated... the great Northern European plain was the chosen route, as Poland didn't have the natural protection of the Carpathian mountains as any sort of natural barrier. Poland has always been the route through which invaders both to and from Russia have used.

Though it is little known really compared to the significance, which I think rivals the Battle of Lepanto or the raising of the siege of Vienna, as an almost divine intervention that saved Christian Europe, though they haven't appreciated the gift. In Poland I think it is considered as such, and though my family came to Canada in 1949 after escaping from Communist Hungary, where as ethnic Germans they had been in a rather brutal gulag for 5 years, our roots in Poland were ever-present through my childhood.

I've been very concerned about Poland especially in terms of current geopolitics. If Putin does invade and take over the Baltic states (which in geopolitical terms it almost needs to; where potential enemies used to be 2000 km away from St. Petersburg they are now 200 km away, and Russia has always as a military doctrine traded space for time in any battle against a foreign invader), it will be geopolitically intolerable as well for Poland to have so many Russian troops on its borders again. I believe that it will feel it has no choice but to go from a nuclear-threshold state to one fully armed with nuclear weapons as a deterrent against Russian invasion or interference. There is too much history between those two nations for Poland to accept anything less.

Cont. ...

Jason R. said...

... Cont.

America I believe is keenly aware of this eventuality, which explains the massive technology transfer that has taken place from the USA to Poland over the last decade or so. The USA knows that Poland going nuclear means that Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria would soon follow, and once that many nuclear genies have escaped the bottle, nuclear proliferation would spread like a new Black Death, with enemies like Saudi Arabia vs. Iran obtaining them, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and even states like the Philippines arming themselves against the threat of China in the South China Sea, and the Taiwan Straits, local would-be hegemons like Turkey for sure, which seems to want to assert a Ottoman Empire-like influence again over the Middle East, the Caucasus, and the maybe even the Turkic Central Asian states, and even rather benign nations like Brazil would obtain them if the US goes into an isolationist mode, and particularly if Trump abandons their NATO allies, especially Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, to Putin.

Nigeria is another example, and South Africa would likely obtain them again as well. The world would be a power-keg not unlike Europe was prior to the First World War. I have read accounts already of the Russian Ambassador's assassination in Turkey as possibly being a trigger as Archduke Franz-Ferdinand's assassination was to the First World War; the beginning of a new war that will be more terrible than every war before it put together by far. I believe that the Year of Mercy and the run-up to the centenary of the Miracle of the Sun show that the popes since at least Pope St. John-Paul II have had a special knowledge of the chastisement to come; the Year of Mercy gave me a lot of personal comfort in my worries of what may happen.

The question of the survival of the human race in anything like its present form would go from a speculative question of "if" to a definitive question of "when" the majority of mankind would perish in a nuclear conflagration. But like the Year of Mercy, the Crowning of Our Lord as the King of Poland gives me some comfort from the land my ancestors came from, and maybe the world at large as well. If Poland gets Russian troops on its borders, I cannot see it *not* getting nuclear weapons, but perhaps the Crowning may prevent such a catastrophe that would have a ripple-effect over the entire world from happening! Please Jesus, for the sake of your sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world, Amen.

Again, my apologies if the post seems to be one where I just want to insert my family's personal history in a topic which it is only marginally connected to, but I felt it was OK to share this.

Veritas said...

Charles Fears,

Please check out this commentary by Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Maria Valtorta which EWTN has posted.
https://www.ewtn.com/library/SCRIPTUR/VALTORTA.TXT

No need to worry about anything Maria wrote or said.

Cetera said...

Mark W - the biggest catch in that proposition is a break with Rome and apostolic succession, which automatically invalidates the partisan group. Anyone who departs from recognizing a validly elected pope is in open schism. According to trustworthy private revelations, the restoration of the Church is quite opposite, and involves the healing of schism, particularly between east and west, and the Anglican Church.

What about a Pope who excommunicates himself by teaching and espousing heresy, thereby splitting the church and pulling away followers from the True Church, who remain faithful and elect a new Pope? Hasn't something similar to this happened several times in the history of the Church?


Also, slightly off-topic, but still very much in import regarding Russia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wDW_3FGAQY

Transcript:
A further challenge for the national Russian identity is connected to the processes we observe outside of Russia. They include foreign policy, moral, and other aspects. We see that many Euro-Atlantic states have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilization.

In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied – national, religious, cultural, and even gender identities are being denied or relativised. There, politics treats a family with many children as juridically equal to a homosexual partnership; faith in God is equal to faith in Satan. The excesses and exaggerations of political correctness in these countries indeed leads to serious consideration for the legitimization of parties that promote the propaganda of paedophilia.

The people in many European states are actually ashamed of their religious affiliations and are indeed frightened to speak about them. Christian holidays and celebrations are abolished or “neutrally” renamed, as if one were ashamed of those Christian holidays. With this method one hides away the deeper moral value of those celebrations.

And these countries try to force this model onto other nations, globally. I am deeply convinced that this is a direct way to the degradation and primitivization of culture. This leads to deeper demographic and moral crisis in the West.

What can be better evidence for the moral crisis of human society in the West than the loss of its reproductive function? And today nearly all “developed” Western countries cannot survive reproductively, not even with the help of migrants.

Without the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed, and been developed, over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity and become brutes. And we think it is right and natural to defend and preserve these Christian moral values.

One has to respect the right of every minority to self-determination, but at the same time there cannot and must not be any doubt about the rights of the majority.

At the same time as this process plays out at a national level in the West, we observe on an international level the attempts to create a unipolar, unified model of the world, to relativise and remove institutions of international rights and national sovereignty. In such a unipolar, unified world there is no place for sovereign states. Such a world needs merely vassals.

From a historical perspective, such a unipolar world would mean the surrender of one’s own identity and of God-created diversity.


Emmett O'Regan said...

Cetera - for that to happen, the pope would have to attempt to use his infallible teaching authority to espouse formal heresy (as opposed to holding to material heresy in a private capacity, like Pope John XXII). This isn't likely to ever occur.

Anonymous said...

"And the ministry of the Two Witnesses to restore the Church, proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth and bring about the conversion of the Jews must take before the Antichrist ascends to power"

Yes, you are onto some thing I think here Emmett.

St. Victorinus of Pettau (died 304 AD) a church father who wrote the earliest Latin commentary on the Book of Revelation, opined that the "two wings of the great eagle" were to be identified with the 'Two Witnesses' of the Last Days - Elijah and the other prophet (Enoch?), whom he claimed would usher in a period of "great peace" prior to the rise of Antichrist. He wrote:


http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0712.htm


Quote:

"......2. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. He speaks of Elias the prophet, who is the precursor of the times of Antichrist, for the restoration and establishment of the churches from the great and intolerable persecution. We read that these things are predicted in the opening of the Old and New Testament; for He says by Malachi: Lo, I will send to you Elias the Tishbite, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, according to the time of calling, to recall the Jews to the faith of the people that succeed them. And to that end He shows, as we have said, that the number of those that shall believe, of the Jews and of the nations, is a great multitude which no man was able to number. Moreover, we read in the Gospel that the prayers of the Church are sent from heaven by an angel, and that they are received against wrath, and that the kingdom of Antichrist is cast out and extinguished by holy angels....

6. But the woman fled into the wilderness, and there were given to her two great eagle's wings. The aid of the great eagle's wings— to wit, the gift of prophets— was given to that Catholic Church, whence in the last times a hundred and forty-four thousands of men should believe in the preaching of Elias; but, moreover, he here says that the rest of the people should be found alive on the coming of the Lord. And the Lord says in the Gospel: Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; Luke 21:21 that is, as many as should be gathered together in Judea, let them go to that place which they have ready, and let them be supported there for three years and six months from the presence of the devil.

14. Two great wings are the two prophets— Elias, and the prophet who shall be with him...

7-9. There was a battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon warred, and his angels, and they prevailed not; nor was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast forth, that old serpent: he was cast forth into the earth. This is the beginning of Antichrist; yet previously Elias must prophesy, and there must be times of peace. And afterwards, when the three years and six months are completed in the preaching of Elias, he also must be cast down from heaven, where up till that time he had had the power of ascending; and all the apostate angels, as well as Antichrist, must be roused up from hell...."

Anonymous said...

So the earliest Latin Father to write a commentary on Revelation concurs with you: the "two wings of the great eagle" who support the Virgin Mary are the Two Witnesses who precede Antichrist and inaugurate an era of peace in which the Church is restored and spreads across the nations - hence why the next verses speak of the earth coming to the aid of the "Woman Adorned With the Sun".

St. Bonaventure refers to the same in his Commentary on the Apocalypse when he speaks of a seventh age of peace seventh age:


"...we know that these things will take place - the rebuilding of the Temple, the restoration of the city, and the granting of peace. Likewise in the coming seventh age there will be a restoration of Divine worship and a rebuilding of the city. Then the prophecy of Ezekiel will be fulfilled when the city comes down from heaven (Ezek 40); not indeed that city which is above, but that city which is below, the Church Militant which will then be conformed to the Church Triumphant as far as possible in this life..."

The Church on earth conformed to the Church in heaven.

Bonaventure suggests that this age will be inaugurated by a 'great monarch' whom he compares with the Old Testament figure of Josiah:


"...No one knows how long that time of great peace will last...The seventh time or age, that of quiet, begins with the shout of the angel who "swore through Him who lives forever and ever that there would be no more time; but in the days of the seventh angel the mystery of God will be completed" (Rev 10:6-7)...

Just as in the Lord's Passion there was first light, then darkness, and then light, so it is necessary that first there be the light of teaching and that Josiah succeed Hezekiah, after which came the tribulation of the Jews through their captivity in Babylon. It is necessary that one ruler, a defender of the Church, arise..."


Might he be one of the Two Witnesses - along with an Elijah-type Pope?

Anonymous said...

A final point of interest.

Like St. Bonaventure, Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser also relates this era of peace prior to Antichrist to the "shout of the angel of the seven thunders" in Revelation Chapter 10.

He writes in his Commentary on the Apocalypse:


"...So it is said in the Tenth Chapter of Revelation v1-7....

This is the lofty description of that mighty monarch sent by God. He is described as a 'mighty angel', for none can resist him, the envoy of God. He will 'come down from heaven'; that is to say, he will be born in the bosom of the Catholic Church. The 'cloud' with which he is clothed signifies humility, with which, from youth upward and without any great parade, he walks in the simplicity of his heart. The protection of God is thereby indicated, that, on account of his humility, will encompass him.

The 'rainbow about his head' denotes that he will bring peace to the whole earth. The 'solar lustre' of his brow signifies the splendour of his glory, his honour, his holiness, his talents: so that all princes will follow his example. The 'fiery pillars' at his feet symbolize the vast extent of his power, and the fire of his religious zeal. 'Open Book' means that he will rule with justice...

The spread of the Church over all countries will take place by the instrumentality of this strong monarch, and before the destruction of the world, Christianity will be preached to all nations of the earth; as this is foretold in Matthew and Isaiah and in Micah. To this wide diffusion of Christianity allusion is made when John is obliged to measure the Temple of God (Revelation 11.v.1).

And John saw one sitting upon a cloud, with a golden crown upon his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. This is the second vision respecting the mighty monarch; the crown is that of the [restored] holy Roman Empire; the sickle in his hand, his unconquerable army...

And another angel came out of the Temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat upon the cloud, 'Thrust in thy sickle, and reap, because the hour is come to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe (Revelation 16.15). 7

This second angel of the Lord is that great and holy Pope, who, moved by God, will cry out the sanctuary of the church to that mighty monarch, to root out the tares of wickedness; for the harvest is over-ripe...Instructed by a divine revelation, the holy Pope will, by communicating the same, stir up the hearts of [other] rulers...that animated by one spirit, they will all adhere to the mighty monarch..."