Saturday, 16 March 2013
Pope Francis - The Bishop of Fatima and the "Glory of the Olive"?
A few commentators on this blog have made some intriguing insights concerning our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, which I thought that other readers might be interested in. In the previous post, Joe Russo has highlighted what I consider to be a very important point:
Something just struck me while reading a post about our Holy Father.
It was Father Z's blog and I stopped reading right away when this struck me. He was talking about his audience with the Cardinals and how he again was just wearing his white cassock...and then mentioned how he hopes in the future he will choose to wear more decorum...and then the thought jolted me!
"We saw a Bishop dressed in white...."
The 3rd secret of Fatima!!!!
Why would that be of any significance in the vision, for yes Popes at times are seen in just there cassock but he wears it like this all the time!
An anonymous commentator also passed on the below information on the post The Prophecy of Bl. Tomasuccio de Foligno (which covers how the Angelic Pope was predicted to ascend the papacy by "about twelve years shall the millennium have passed"):
Prophecy of Blessed Tomasuccio of Foligno, 1319-1377): "One from beyond the mountains shall become the Vicar Of God..."
Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio - Born on December 17, 1936, of a father employed by the railroad and a stay-at-home mother, this son of Italian immigrants from Piedmont. The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium or Pedemontis, i.e., ad pedem montium, meaning “at the foot of the mountains".
In reply, I researched the etymology of the surname Bergoglio, and came up with the following results:
Excellent point anon!
Also "berg" means "mountain" in several languages. As well as being the name of a river in Lombardy, "oglio" can also mean "hotchpotch" "mixture" or "medley".http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Oglio
So rather roughly, Bergoglio can mean "mountain range". The word "oglio" is also the direct equivalent of "olio" which is derived from the Latin oleum - which means "olive oil".
So it can also mean the "mountain of olive oil", which of course immediately brings to mind the Mount of Olives.
We can do some additional wordplay with the surname Bergoglio. The Italian word "orgoglio" means "pride". So we can also see here an allusion to the "pride of the olives", or as St. Malachy puts it the "glory of the olive". This would help to verify my newly revised theory that Pope Benedict XVI was not actually the "glory of the olive" himself, but rather is the one who opened the doors of the Temple to reveal the "glory of the olive" - a term which is directly related to the two olive trees that stand before the Lord of all the earth in Rev 11:
"These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth."
“Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut."
Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
Cf. Ezek 47