I would like to begin by going to the source of the prophesies given to the two visionaries Maximim Giraud and Melanie Calvat of Corps in the French Alps sixteen years after the Mother of God had appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure sixteen years earlier in Paris and twelve years prior to Our Lady appearing to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in declaring, "I am the Immaculate Conception." Following some Highlights from Our Lady's 1846 Prophesies:
"In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be loosed from hell; ...they will put an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to God. They will blind them in such a way, that, unless they are blessed with a special grace, these people will take on the spirit of these angels of hell; several religious institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls.
The priests, ministers of my Son, by their wicked lives, by their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, the priest have become cesspools of impurity. Woe to the priests and to those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are crucifying my Son again!
Churches will be locked up or desecrated. Priests and religious orders will be hunted down, and made to die a cruel death. Several will abandon the faith and a great number of priests and members of religious orders will break away from the true religion; among these people will even be bishops.
Extraordinary prodigies will abound everywhere because the true faith has been extinguished and the false light illuminates the world. Woe to the princes of the Church who only concern themselves with the accumulations of riches, protect their authority and rule with pride.
The true faith of the Lord having been forgotten, each individual will want to be on his own and be superior to the people of the same identity. They will abolish civil rights as well as ecclesiastics, all order and all justice would be trampled underfoot and only homicides, hate, jealously, lies and dissention would be soon without love for country or family.
All the governments will have one and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away with every religious principle, to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and vice of all kinds...there will be desecration of holy places. In convents the flowers of the Church will decompose and the devil will make himself like the king of hearts.
May those in charge of religious communities be on their guard against the people they must receive, for the devil will resort to all his evil tricks to introduce sinners into religious orders, for disorder and the love of carnal pleasures will spread all over the earth. THE CHURCH WILL BE IN ECLIPSE. ROME WILL LOSE THE FAITH AND BECOME THE SEAT OF THE ANTICHRIST."
Note: These Prophesies represent ONLY highlights of Our Lady's Prophesies from 1846 and concludes with the end of all ends and they're Church approved. Our Lady reveals: "Pagan Rome will disappear." "The antichrist will be born of a Hebrew nun, a false virgin, his father will be a Bishop", and details of the happenings that is to take place during that time.
The Prophesies made by Our Lady to take place in 1846 - have accurately been fulfilled. The Prophesies She made for our present time, are currently taking place. The Prophesies She makes for the future, without doubt, will come to pass - just as Her other Prophesies have. THEY CANNOT FAIL!
Do we not see this things unfolding right before our eyes this very day?
What Our Lady brings out at La Salette is essential to our faith. She says: "Now my brothers and sisters you will please make this known to all my people." She is concerned for all the brothers and sisters of her divine Son for mankind's journey has not yet ended."
You'll note the image at the top of Our Lady of La Salette weeping. It is the icon associated with this apparition where the two shepherd children discovered her in tears. Mary weeps on behalf of her divine Son Jesus Who is unrecognized and rejected by people. She weeps over us, "poor sinners." She weeps over the misfortunes that overwhelm us and goad us into rebellion instead of leading us to conversion. She weeps over the little heed we pay to her intercession. "I am obliged to entreat Him without ceasing. But you take no heed to that."
No, sadly and tragically, we do not. Truly we reap what we sow and it could have been so different if only we had heeded a loving mother's plea.
You see the tears of Mary are signs of her powerlessness in the face of our freedom - man's free will - when we refuse the salvation that is offered to us. They are likewise the signs of her love, that last resource of a mother who is now reduced to tears in an attempt to reach unfeeling hearts. In this way she reveals the tenderness of God. "Who then is God Who weeps over our pain like a mother? Who then is God, so cruelly wounded when we wound others? Who then is God to love us so?"
The reason Our Lady urged her children to make her words known were because she knew the enemy was already planning a great rebellion. The Luciferian secret society, the Carbonari, known as the Alta Vendita, wrote a set of Permanent Instructions, or code of rules, which appeared in Italy in the 1800's. It stated:
"...It becomes the duty of the secret societies to make the first advance to the church, and to the pope, with the object of conquering both. The work for which we grid ourselves is not the work of a day, nor a month, nor a year. It may last for many years, perhaps a century...what we must ask for, what we should look for and wait for, as the Jews wait for the Messiah, is a pope according to our wants. We require a pope for ourselves. With such a one we shall march more securely to the storming of the Church, than with all the little books of our French and English brothers."
The same Freemasonic document made this striking prediction:
"In a hundred years time...bishops and priests will think they are marching behind the banner of the keys of Peter, when in fact they will be following our flag...The reforms will have to be brought about in the name of obedience."
On April 3, 1844, a leader of the Alta Vendita named Nuibus wrote a letter to another highly placed mason. The letter spoke again about the plan to infiltrate the Catholic Church, and the attempt to insert a Masonic "pope," who would promote the religion of Freemasonry.
"Now then, in order to insure a pope in the required proportions...Let the clergy move forward under your banner (the Masonic banner) always believing they are advancing under the banner of the apostolic keys. Cast your net like Simon Bar Jonas..."
Mrs. Bella Dodd spent most of her life in the Communist Party of America and was Attorney General designate had the party won the White House. After her defection, she revealed that one of her jobs, as a Communist agent was to encourage young radicals (not always card-carrying Communists) to enter Catholic seminaries. She said that before she left the party in the U.S. she had encouraged almost 1,000 young radicals to infiltrate the seminaries and religious orders; she was only one of many Communists.
Bella Dodd converted to Catholicism at the end of her life. Speaking as a Communist, she said: "In the 1930's, we put eleven hundred men into priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within." The idea was for these men to be ordained, and then climb the ladder of influence and authority as monsignors and bishops. Back then, she said: "Right now they are in the highest places in the Church. They are working to bring about change in order that the Catholic Church would not be effective against Communism." She also said that these changes would be so drastic that "you will not recognize the Catholic Church." This was 10 to 12 years before Vatican II.
In August 1962, under the reign of "Pope" John XXIII, the Vatican-Moscow Agreement was sealed with the The Pact of Metz. The Vatican II Church agreed to stay blind and deaf to the biggest phenomena of all times: the world expansion of Communism that accounted for 92,365,000 deaths by Communism.
For more insight into "Pope" John XXIII and his "footsy playing" with Freemasons and Communists, read: The Truth about What Really Happened to the Catholic Church after Vatican II
Seventy-one years after Our Lady appeared high in the French Alps she visited the Cova in Portugal. There the children of Fatima were shown a vision of Hell by the Virgin Mary where souls were falling into Hell like snowflakes in a snowstorm. When a large number of black flakes were seen falling, they asked the Virgin why they were black. The Virgin told them they were the souls of Her priests falling into Hell.
Is there any state in the world more favorable in which salvation seems easier and of which people have a higher regard than that of priests, the lieutenants of God? Who would not think that most of them are not only good, but, even near perfect?
Well, here's what St. Jerome said: "...although the world is full of priests, barely one in a hundred is living in a manner in conformity with state; when I a servant of God attesting that he has learned by revelation that the number of priests who fall into Hell each day is so great that it seemed impossible that there be any left on earth; when I hear St. Chrysostom exclaiming with tears in his eyes, 'I do not believe that many priests are saved; I believe the contrary, that the number of those who are damned is greater'."
Look higher still, and see the prelates, pastors who have charge of souls. Consider "Pope" John XXIII, who regarded Communists and Freemasons "men of good will", and "Fatima a hoax" and ask--Is the number of those who are saved greater than the number of those who are damned? Here's what St. John Chrysostom said: "The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of rotten bishops."
The list of Saints revealing that most priest and bishops are lost to Heaven is too long to post here. And, the list does not stop with just Catholic clergy. If most Catholic clergy are lost to Heaven, where will we find the souls of Pagans? Where will we find the souls of Protestants? The souls of Jews? The souls of bad Christians? And the souls of the many religious that refuse to accept, Jesus, the one and only Savior? What's their destiny?
Here's what Blessed James of Voragine revealed:
One day, St Macarius found a skull and asked it whose head it had been. "A pagan's" it replied.
"And where is your soul?" the saint asked.
"As far down as the earth is lower than Heaven!" the skull moaned.
Macarius enjoined, "And are there any other souls lodged even lower?"
The skull replied, "Yes! The souls of the Jews!"
The saint delved deeper. "And even lower than the Jews?"
The skull was quick to answer.
"Yes! The souls of bad Christians who were redeemed with the blood of Christ and held their privilege so cheaply!"
If most Catholic priests go to Hell - and every indication says they do - where will we find the Protestant clergymen that teach all men are saved - with intent most often - only to fatten-up their bank accounts? Where will we find the Novus Ordo "Catholic" priests and bishops that were improperly ordained after 1968 using the condemned Anglican rite? See Pope Leo XIII's infallible Papal Bull decreeing Anglican presbyters and their rite "absolutely null and utterly void." Apostolicae Curae fifty years after La Salette.
St. Vincent Ferrer relates that an archdeacon in Lyons gave up his charge and retreated into a desert place to do penance, and that he died the same day and hour as St. Bernard. After his death, he appeared to his bishop and said to him: "Know, Monsignor, that at the very hour I passed away, thirty-three thousand people died also. Out of this number, Bernard and myself went up to Heaven without delay, three went to Purgatory, and all the others fell into Hell."
Ouch! If that's not an eye-opener what is?
The list of Saints telling us that most souls are lost is extensive. But we don’t need the opinions and revelations of the Saints when Holy Scripture settles the question clearly. Look in the Old and New Testaments, and you will find many of passages that point out very few are saved.
In the time of Noah, only eight were saved. The Bible also tells that only two Hebrews out of two million entered the Promised Land after going out of Egypt. Only four escaped the fire of Sodom, Gomorra and the other cities that were destroyed. Remember Abraham couldn't even find ten just men.
When Jesus was asked: "Lord, is it only a few to be saved?" He answered: "You ask Me if there are only few who are saved? Here is My answer : Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able." This is Jesus speaking. The Son of God, Who on another occasion says even more clearly: "Many are called, but few chosen."
St. Gregory explains the meaning of this: "That out of all men, many are called to the True Faith (the Catholic Faith), but out of them few are saved."
It's been thought and said, "If God wanted to damn me, then why did He create me?" The Prophet Osee gives the answer to such questions and thoughts, "Thy damnation come from thee," so that they may understand that whoever is damned, is damned by his own malice and because he wants to be damned.
Here's a portion from the sermon "The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved" by St. Leonard of Port Maurice. Here he answers, as God would answer the question: "If God was going to damn me, then why did He create me?"...
The reader who meditates on this remarkable sermon will grasp the soundness of its argument, which has earned the formal approval of the Church.
"I could have cast you into Hell after the first mortal sin you committed, without waiting for the second: I did it to so many others, but I was patient with you, I waited for you for many long years. I am still waiting for you today in penance. If you are damned in spite of all that, whose fault is it?" ...'Thy damnation comes from thee.' You know how many have died before your very eyes and were damned: that was a warning for you. You know how many others I set back on the right path to give you the good example. Do you remember what that excellent confessor told you? I am the One Who had him say it. Did he not enjoin you to change your life, to make a good confession? I am the One Who inspired him. Remember that sermon that touched your heart? I am the One Who led you there. And what happened between you and Me in the secret of your heart...that you can never forget?
"Those interior inspirations, that clear knowledge, that constant remorse conscience, would you dare deny them? All of these were so many aids of My grace, because I wanted to save you. I refused to give them to many others, and I gave them to you because I love you tenderly. My son, My son, if I spoke to them as tenderly as I am speaking to you today, how many other souls return to the right path! And you...you turn your back on Me. Listen to what I am going to tell you, for these are My last words: You have cost Me My blood; if you wanted to be damned in spite of the blood I shed for you, do not blame Me, you have only yourself to accuse; and throughout all eternity, do not forget that if you are damned in spite of Me, you are damned because you want to be damned: 'Thy damnation comes from thee.'"
St. Leonard concludes his sermon giving this most beautiful prayer:
"Lord, I confess that up till now I have not lived as a Christian. I am not worthy to be numbered among Your elect, I recognize that I deserve to be damned; but Your mercy is great and, full of confidence in Your grace, I say to You that I want to save my soul, even if I have to sacrifice my fortune, my honor, my very life, as long as I am saved. If I have been unfaithful up to now, I repent, I deplore, I detest my infidelity, I ask You humbly to forgive me for it. Forgive me, good Jesus, and strengthen me also, that I may be saved. I ask You not for wealth, honor or prosperity; I as You for only one thing, to save my soul."
That is what this is all about: saving one's soul. Our Lady didn't appear at La Salette or Lourdes or Fatima for her health. She came to save souls, but man has a free will and because mankind has favored the world, the flesh and the devil over her divine Son, she weeps. And she has good reason to considering the tragedies that have occurred with countless souls.
As mentioned above, according to End Time Prophesies (Our Lady of La Salette, September 19, 1846), "Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the antichrist...The Church will be in eclipse." When that time comes, there will obviously be even more stench that will enter into the Catholic Church. So, keep a clothes pin handy for your nose!
How soon will Rome become the seat of the antichrist? Only the Heavenly Father knows. However, according to the Prophesy of St. Malachy, it is believed Peter the Roman will be the last "pope". His Prophesy states: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman." Also, according to his Biblical End Time Prophesy, the last "pope" is believed to be the False Prophet. So, if St. Malachy's prophesy is correct, we'll once again be SKUNKED.
In the Gospel, Our Lord Jesus Christ informs us that in the last days true Faith will hardly be found on earth. He tells us: "...when the Son of Man comes, will He find, do you think, faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8). And, "in the 'Holy place' itself there will be the abomination of desolation" (Mt. 24: 15). He also tells us: "For false christs and false prophets will arise, and will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect." (Mt.24: 24).
So, aside from holding our noses---what other options do we have to best prepare for what's ahead of us? It's quite simple...say daily the ROSARY, wear the BROWN SCAPULAR, and, pray, pray, pray, like your salvation depends upon it...for it surely does!
But man is stubborn by nature, part of the fallen human nature we inherited from Adam and Eve. So you be the judge. Consider that after you've read prophesies of the Last Day before Christ returns on one hand, headline news on the other, do you have a hard time telling which is which? Well, if you're like many, you might scoff when the end of the age is discussed. Yet the signs of the end of the age are many. Six such signs are given by Jesus, two by St Paul, and eleven by the Prophets. Obviously, God wanted us to know when the time was getting closer to prepare us for this inevitable end.
As people are increasingly drawn into an interfaith movement by virtue of a false ecumenism, and more false churches spring up almost overnight teaching their version of faith instead of God's true teaching, He knew it would take signs to wake us up. Therefore, God gave us this wake-up call to prepare us via His Scriptures, His Saints, and His Prophets.
Unfortunately, the scoffers fall into the trap of letting the devil whisper in their ears the Biblical verses that tell us we won't know the time of His coming. Why does the devil want us to believe the time is not near? Simply, because he wants us to be unprepared for the End Time so that he can take us with him to Hell.
It's increasingly obvious that the time of our Lord's coming is drawing near. Prophecy is being fulfilled daily. In Matthew 24: 3 Jesus was asked, "Tell us, when are these things to happen, and what will be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?" Jesus told His Apostles to look for the following signs prior to His second coming and the end of the age:
FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE PROPHETS
Matthew 24: 5 For many will come in My name, saying 'I am the Christ', and they will lead many astray."
Matthew 24: 11 "And many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray."
Does not David Koresh and Jim Jones come to mind as false Christs? There are countless other false Christs and false prophets roaming the world, but are escaping notoriety. Imposters such as these are a prelude to the ultimate false Christ---the antichrist.
Matthew 24: 6 For you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars..."
What do you see and hear when you turn on your radio and TV? Are there not wars and/or rumors of wars now taking place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Israel, Palestine, Bahrain, Indonesia, Syria, Korea, Georgia/Russia, Irish Protestant/Catholic, Latin America, Mexico, Sudan and many other countries in Africa? And who knows what other wars are lurking behind political minds! Look at what is happening in Venezuela.
FAMINES AND PESTILENCES
Matthew 24: 7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be pestilences and famines..."
Is this not now taking place, not only in Africa, but throughout the world? A huge portion of the worlds almost seven billion people suffers from shortage of food. And consider the millions of people suffering with AIDS, diseases left behind by tsunamis, by malnutrition and diseases associated with starvation, not to mention poisonous pesticides.
Matthew 24: 7 "...and earthquakes in various places."
The number and intensity of earthquakes in this century is greater than any other time in history. And many more major earthquakes are predicted, with the new technology, for the near future. Compare these many major earthquakes of the last decade to the decade between 1890 and 1900 where only one major earthquake took place in the entire world.
Matthew 24: 9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will fall away, and will betray one another, and will hate one another. And many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray."
Can this not be clearly seen today with the advent of the Vatican II sect? Many Catholics, actually most Catholics, have been lead astray from the true teachings of the Catholic Church by priests ordained under Protestant ordination (false prophets) interjecting erroneous Protestant rhetoric; not true Catholic teaching as was taught by Jesus in His one and only true Church for almost 2,000 years. 1 Timothy 6: 3 "If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound instructions of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, KNOWING NOTHING..."
Matthew 24:11 "And many false prophets will rise, and lead many astray."
TRY THIS: Tell a Novus Ordo "priest" that you're a Traditional Catholic and you wish for him to leave the Vatican II priesthood and return to the True Catholic Church. Tell a clergy or a person of any other religion to leave their religion and join God's one and only true Church---the Traditional Catholic Church. Then watch what happens. Unless they recognize that your request was the right thing for them to do, you'll see the hatred they have for God's sake as described in Matthew 24:9.
There are other writings from St. Paul and the Prophets that codify prophetic signs showing we're in the End Times. These signs are too many to include in a blog designed for brevity. We highly recommend the reading of the book of Daniel, Timothy I and 2, and the Apocalypse. Then you can judge for yourself...IS THE END NEAR?
Regardless of the time of the End Time, or if your time is up sooner---always be prepared. Pray the Rosary and wear the Brown Scapular. Never underestimate the power of prayer and Our Lady's intercession in this war against the devil and his legions.