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Coincidences on Revelation 11 and Popes Benedict XIV and Francis

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What I have been finding is rather interesting. I've been putting together this information like the pieces of a puzzle. When I mentioned it to some friends some were a bit worried that I was fallen into Millerism or something of that sort. Nonsense! The problem I found is that most of our people are not too used to think and make logical distinctions. That is by-product of a bad education system that does not train people to manage abstract thought.

All the sources for this are Catholic (Holy Bible, Fatima, Holy Tradition, etc.) The well known Prophecy of St Malachi of Armagh about the Popes and the Apparitions of Our Blessed Mother in Fatima.

My hypothesis begins in the Apocalypse of St. John chapter 11 where "two witnesses" are presented. No one so far has been able to define who those two witnesses are. Many have used the figure of the two witnesses as a metaphor but there is no doctrinal pronunciation as to who they are. I propose a hypothesis that the two witnesses are Benedict XVI and Francis because this is the first time in history when we have two popes who are alive at the same time and in agreement with each other. In the Law of Moses at least two witnesses had to be in agreement to establish a fact in legal dispute. I believe these two witnesses are God's witnesses at a time of judgment in a way similar to John the Baptist and Jesus gave witness about the last generation of Israel before the destruction of the Temple and the birth of the Church.

So let us assume that the two witnesses are our current two popes.

Benedict XVI abdicated on 11-FEB-2013 on the day of Our Lady of Lourdes

This is a date associated with healing, the gift that Our Lady bestowed to those who visit Lourdes.

The conclave elected Francis on 13-MAR-2013

This is an interesting date numerically speaking because 1+3+3+2+0+1+3= 13

13 is a number associated with Our Lady of Fatima who appeared on the 13th day of the month to the little shepherds.

When examined closely the apparitions at Lourdes and Fatima are very related.

The 13th day of the month is also a date reserved by Our Lady Mystic Rose so that priests honor her with special prayers.

So one could infer from these dates that perhaps the Church and the priesthood are going to be healed.

There is another date in the Bible that shares the same numerical property. The date of Our Lord's crucifixion on Calvary: 3-APR-33 where 3+4+3+3=13.

Since frequently healing is associated in the Bible with suffering, this particular quality seems to suggest the Passion of the Church - that was reserved by Our Lord for the end of times - may be at hand.

Pope Francis ascends to the papacy on 19-MAR-2013

That is on the feast of St Joseph. Coincidentally young Mario Bergoglio was inspired to be a priest during confession at the Basilica of St Joseph in Buenos Aires.

St Joseph is the Patron and Protector of the Church. The other protector of the Church is St Michael who will appear in these signs later.

Revelation 11

The two witnesses will preach penance for 1260 days (42 months or 31/2 years, see Revelation 11) then they will be martyred, thrown outside the city (Rome?) walls, then resurrected before the whole world and assumed into Heaven. That is followed by an earthquake and other signs (just like in day of the death of the Lord) and the conversion and repentance of many. At the end of Revelation 11 the Ark of the Lord makes her appearance (Mary Most Holy) in Revelation Chapter 12 war ensues between the devil and his seed and the Woman and her seed. It is important to remember that Mary appears at the end of this process.

We have the two witnesses active and visible to the world since 19-MAR-2013.

We will call that date "X".

X + 1260 days takes us to: 30-AUG-2016

Daniel 8, 11, and 12

Not to make this too long: Daniel talks in Daniel 11 & 12 of 1290 days and 1335 days.

We will assume that Daniel is referring to the same period of time beginning on date X.

X+ 1290 days takes us to 29-SEP-2016

That is Michaelmas, the feast of St Michael and the Holy Archangels. This seems to end a cycle of "protection" (St Joseph in 2013 to St Michael in 2016) and the beginning of a war in which God will allow the persecution of the Church.

Daniel talks about it:

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book." Daniel 12:1.

See also Revelation 12: 7,

"Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him."

Daniel 8 also talks about 2300 evenings and mornings (1150 days, remember Hebrews start the day at dusk) and so ...

X+ 1150 days takes us to: 13-MAY-2016

The end of this period takes us to the "Sanctuary vindicated" Daniel 8:14. At this time of the "war" the Church is cleaned of those internal enemies that had contaminated the sanctuary, the "abomination standing in the holy place" that both Daniel and Jesus (in Matthew 24) talked about.

This date is the 99th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima (in 1917 at Cova da Iria, Portugal) that triggered the beginning of the persecution and suffering of the three little shepherds at the hands of their families, the town, and ultimately the provincial government. I believe that those little children were a scale model of the Church of the last days under persecution.

X+1335 days takes us to: 13-NOV-2016

The second number by Daniel takes us to another "13" date and this is very suggestive because Our Lady of Fatima promised to appear seven times on the 13th day of the month but only appeared six times from May to October. She did not appear on November 13. Is this the time when Our Lady will appear to the world vanquishing the devil and his minions and so fulfilling the end of her Fatima cycle of apparitions? If she did so it would fit perfectly both with the message of Revelation 11 and 12 and the visions of Bl Catherine Emmerich who was given the grace to see the time of the Triumph of Christ!

Coincidences with other private revelations

Our Lady of Fatima predicted to Sr Lucia Dos Santos (the only one of the little shepherds who survive to old age) that Sr Lucia would live long enough to see the beginning of the end times. Sr Lucia died --coincidentally-- on 13-FEB-2005 only weeks before John Paul II passed away on the eve of Mercy Sunday.

St Malachi of Armagh was given the list of popes all the way to the end of times. The last one is "De Gloria Olivae" who coincides with Benedict XVI. Then there is a mysterious final pope:

"In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus, quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & judex tremendus judicabit populum suum. Finis."

Translated: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop] Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the Dreadful Judge will judge His people. The End." That "Peter the Roman" would be our pope Francis.

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Observation about a saying of Our Lady and St Sebastian

Some say that Our Lady of Fatima announced to Sr Lucia that the she would next appear "in San Sebastián in Spain" and this purely speculative thought came to my mind. St Sebastian was martyred twice, pierced with arrows. So it was a "double martyrdom" like that of the two witnesses. In addition to that the little seers at Fatima saw a "bishop dressed in white" pierced with arrows before a rough-hewn cross.

Vision of the third secret of Fatima

"We saw ... a bishop dressed in white we had the impression it was the Holy Father. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women. Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions."

I insist that mine is a hypothesis and not a prophecy. I can only guess what my findings mean. The associated probability of these dates coming together as shown is nearly zero.

So I believe this is a grace that the Lord is giving us so we are prepared more so when we should always be prepared!


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Carlos Caso-Rosendi Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms. Russell Kirk, Enemies of the Permanent Things, 1969