This article was previously published by The Lepanto Institute
“I saw also the relationship between the two popes [ … ] I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city. The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness…”
“Then the vision seemed to extend on every side. Whole Catholic communities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and deprived of their freedom. I saw many churches closed down, great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took violent action. But it did not last long…”
“Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect, while storms were damaging it. But I saw also that help was coming when distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin ascend on the Church and spread her mantle.”
Blessed Catherine Emmerich, May 13, 1820.
No one can say we were not warned. As I read the account of the visions of Blessed Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) it seemed to me I was reading today’s newspapers. It was only my impression. Those words were dictated to a priest 200 years ago and we are seeing them fulfilled in our day. Those words are there so we do not despair but calmly see how the power of God rules the world in ways that neither we nor His enemies can possibly fathom.
Remember this and keep it in mind,
recall it to mind, you transgressors,
remember the former things of old;
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
declaring the end from the beginning
from ancient times, what is still to come,
saying, ‘My purpose shall stand,
and I will accomplish all that I have intended’
I first took to study Catholic doctrine in the 1990’s. Three decades later, I have not even scratched the surface but I have seen enough to detect some prophetic patterns. The vision of Bl. Catherine Emmerich reminded me of the time when Aaron the High Priest and all Israel worshiped the golden calf to whom they attributed their deliverance from slavery in Egypt. (Exodus 32)
The story in Exodus 32 is a prophetic model of the age of the Church we are living today. Moses was absent from the camp while he went up the mountain to receive the Law from God. As the days went by, the people became restless and decided they were not going to wait for God’s Law, they were going to make a new god and a new law for themselves. That is how the golden calf was made, one of the many biblical models of The Great Apostasy that was to come at the end of times.
Because of my work, I am in touch with many Catholics around the world. Many of them have told me how distressed they are to witness the events that followed that dreadful ceremony involving the Pachamama images. Since that day, there has been a flurry of bad news involving modifications to the Catechism, the creation of a multi-religion worship center, and the ever growing number of shameful revelations about sexual abuse of minors and other similar activities all over the Church. Abominations abound these days. I do not blame anyone who thinks we are about to experience some kind of divine correction. In fact, I am expecting it myself.
These awful times should not be cause for despair. Our Lord has not abandoned us, he is with us through the Passion of the Church in the same manner that Our Blessed Mother and St. John were close to Him during His own Passion at Calvary. Those sufferings were a necessary part of the story. Resurrection Sunday came, the Lord took care of teaching his disciples in the following weeks and eventually the Holy Spirit descended upon the Church. That is how the great adventure of two millennia of Christianity started. But none of the disciples could have imagined all the blessings and struggles that were in store for them. The same is true of us today.
This too shall pass. See how Bl. Catherine Emmerich describes the arrival of Our Lord and the liberation and rebuilding of the Church:
“When the Church had been for the most part destroyed, and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers enter the Church with the Beast. There they met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child because she walked slowly. At this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take but another step forward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the Woman turned about and bowed down, her head touching the ground. Thereupon, I saw the Beast taking to flight towards the sea again, and the enemies were fleeing in the greatest confusion … Then, I saw in the great distance great legion approaching. In the foreground I saw a man on a white horse. Prisoners were set free and joined them. All enemies were pursued. Then, I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before….”
Blessed Catherine Emmerich, August to October, 1820.
For what I can understand, we are only at the beginning of the campaign to destroy the Church. Things are going to get much worse. Yet, the terrible times will eventually end and Our Lady will come to the rescue. Notice that she appears to be pregnant. The symbolism is inescapable: the Kingdom is about to be born of Mary (see Revelation 12) and she treats the Beast with contempt by turning her back to the devil who can do nothing to her. In a supreme act of trust in God’s protection, she bows down towards the altar. That is when the great army of Our King and Redeemer is seen approaching. All enemies flee from Christ and the great Rebuilding of the Church takes place.
“Fear not, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.” (Luke12:32)
The remarkable visions and prophecies of the saints and prophets of the distant past, are not there to scare us but to give us courage. God has said: ‘My purpose shall stand, and I will accomplish all that I have intended.’ This is what He has intended: to give to His faithful the Kingdom, a glorious Sunday without sunset, when there will be no more pain, sorrow or tears, but only the joy of living fully and forever with the Lord in a world infused with His eternal love. God has declared it from the beginning and it will not fail to happen.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35)
I thought at first that two popes could have been referring to the Avignon period. But then I noticed that Blessed Catherine’s prophesy was from 1820. Surely it is about our own age then.
We must all pray… and pray hard that we recognize how Christ wants us to navigate this period of terrible confusion. Clearly we don’t want to leave our precious Church as Luther did to his own loss. Yet at some point (especially if there is a challenge to our current pope) it might be quite difficult to know how we are to proceed. I have to admit I have tremendous fear, despite my confidence that Our Lord will show us the proper way. But these are perilous times.
“There they met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child because she walked slowly. At this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take but another step forward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the Woman turned about and bowed down, her head touching the ground.”
Blessed Catherine Emmerich’s vision is very similar to the famous sign in Heaven on September 23rd 2017 which was the sign of Revelation 12:
If it refers to the same event and the same time frame, why is it that nothing happened and nothing seem to have changed?
Or, the chastisement is just that. The Godless people remain in charge of this world and this unbearable statu quo remains in place becoming worst and worst.
If we are back to the days of Noah, it means very few people will be saved. In the days of Noah, there were just Noah and his family.
It is very very difficult for me to imagine a rebuilding of the Church especially when I see that the youth are particularly distant from the Church and they are supposed to be the future of mankind.
Maybe a miracle will happen! We have to pray the Rosary!
MICHEL: Do you really think that nothing’s happening? I see plenty happening all over the world. Comet Borisov perihelium enters DEC 8 and exits DEC 28. The immaculate Conception and Holy Innocents. That has “anti abortion” written all over it! Read the international news, the world is on fire, Communism is on the rise in Latin America, violence everywhere. If this is “nothing happening” I’d hate to see when “a lot happens”!
I agree about the signs and I agree about the social unrest. I have to say that we are misinformed here about Latin America; the mainstream medias talk much more about new laws facilitating “dying with dignity” for very sick people (meaning assisted suicide under medical surveillance) in Quebec and also the impeachment saga in the US.
They are much silent about the unrest in other countries or about a coming comet. We tend to think nothing is going on if we are watching mainstream media news.
I have heard a little about this comet but you learn me something when you mention “anti-abortion” comet.
Also, I was meaning that at least here in Québec, nothing is changing about the liberal ideology still going strong and individualism also still going strong and the same Godless politicians still admired by the people.
We have to pray the Rosary for change.
I will quote bishop Williamson in his last article:
“If issues of these “Comments” can broadly be divided into those that treat of the modern problem and those that treat of the Catholic solution, it would seem to be a pity if a number of readers are interested in the problem but not in the solution, or in the solution but not in the problem. This is because if I know the problem without the solution, I can be seriously tempted to despair, especially today, when God is giving to His enemies unprecedented permission almost to destroy His Church.”
I will underline “unprecedented permission” which I think is the right assessment of the current situation.
What I do not understand is the fact that this “unprecedented permission” would normally have expired if we rely on the writings of father Scanlon for example.
That this “permission” is still valid disturbs me a lot. The 100 years of Satan’s increased power should have been over since October 13th but it does not seem to be the case and bishop Williamson is acknowledging that.
Is this the Chastisement that God is giving more time to the enemies of the Church?
I do think so.
I will continue to pray the Rosary!
God’s will in these matters is not easy to discern. We know what the enemies of God did to His Son. We are not better than our Master. We will suffer as a body as well. This is the Passion of the Church and we must drink the cup that the Father is asking us to drink. We can do that much for Christ who was crucified for us.
I think it is very important to remind Catholic faithfuls that with the new message Sister Agnes received on October 6th, she said this:
“I felt the time is near.”
This is very ominous! And now it is almost two months ago.
I am worried with the huge general strike in France beginning December 5th.
We all know how the earthly powers work. If social unrest becomes unmanageable, they can start a war.
We have to pray the Holy Rosary as the Blessed Mother told us to do.
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Can you share the reference for your quote from Blessed Catherine Emmerich? Which book does it come from?
I would like to purchase it but there are many and most seem to be of the life of Christ, not future events.
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The copy I have in my Kindle is titled “Prophecies of Anne Catherine Emmerich” I downloaded it for free a few years ago. It is a Spanish translation.
The quote in this article comes from here:
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