Monday, 20 September 2021

The Recent Eruption at Cumbre Vieja and Sr. Lucia's 1944 Tuy Apparition

A lot of people have been contacting me recently, to ask my thoughts on the recent eruption of Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands, on 19th Sept, 2021 - the feast of Our Lady of La Salette. Some are worried that this could potentially result in the cataclysm that Sr. Lucia seen in a vision, during an apparition of Our Lady in 1944. It was during this apparition that the Blessed Virgin instructed Sr. Lucia to write down the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima. During a recent podcast with Fr. Richard Heilman and Doug Barry, I tried to explain how I'm not expecting the catastrophe seen in Sr. Lucia's 1944 apparition anytime soon, because of the significance of the katēchon of 2Thes 2:6-7 - the "restraining force" which holds back the appearance of the Antichrist. See around the 41 minute at this link: The Katechon and the Binding of Satan .

In my book Unveiling the Apocalypse: The Final Passover of the Church, I argue that Sr. Lucia's vision of the angel touching the earth with a flaming lance is connected with the eschatological earthquake described in Rev 16:

The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. (Rev 16:17-19)
I felt my spirit flooded by a light-filled mystery which is God and in Him I saw and heard: the point of the flame-like lance which detaches, touches the axis of the earth and it [the earth] shakes: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried. The sea, rivers and clouds leave their bounds, they overflow, flood and drag with them into a whirlpool, houses and people in a number unable to be counted; it is the purification of the world from the sin it is immersed in. Hatred, ambition, cause destructive wars 
(Sr. Lucia, Tuy, 1944. See Sr. Lucia's official biography by the Carmelites of Coimbra - A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary)

The event seen by Sr. Lucia in her 1944 Tuy apparition is specifically connected with the fall of "Babylon", which is symbolized by an angel throwing a millstone into the sea in Rev 18:21:

Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: "With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again."

This scriptural passage is in turn associated with the "great mountain, burning with fire" which St. John seen being thrown into the sea in Rev 8:8. In my book, I attempt to demonstrate that this burning mountain is closely associated with the seven burning mountains described in the Book of Enoch, which are identified with the Canary Islands. (See the blog post The Seven Burning Mountains of Enoch and the Canary Islands for further details).

As I state in the above podcast, I don't think that the events described in Sr. Lucia's 1944 vision will happen anytime soon, since they are concerned with the very end time itself. In the Book of Revelation, the fall of "Babylon" is directly connected with the rise to power of the Antichrist, who ascends to world dominance as a result of the power vacuum created by the downfall of the world's leading superpower. The appearance of the Antichrist is in turn held back by the katēchon - the "restraining force" mentioned by St. Paul:

Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. (2Thes 2:5-8)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church associates the katēchon with the conversion of the Jews, thus identifying this "restraining force" with the ministry of the Prophet Elijah.

Since the Ascension Christ's coming in glory has been imminent, even though “it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority”. This eschatological coming could be accomplished at any moment, even if both it and the final trial that will precede it are “delayed”. The glorious Messiah’s coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by “all Israel”, for “a hardening has come upon part of Israel” in their “unbelief” toward Jesus. St. Peter says to the Jews of Jerusalem after Pentecost: "Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old." St. Paul echoes him: "For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?" The "full inclusion" of the Jews in the Messiah's salvation, in the wake of "the full number of the Gentiles", will enable the People of God to achieve "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ", in which "God may be all in all". (CCC 673-674)

Since the Catechism identifies the katēchon with the prophetic ministry of the Two Witnesses of Rev 11, then the appearance of the Antichrist can only take place once this "restraining force" has been removed. St. Paul states that the conversion of the Jews will only take place after the "bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles", once the Gospel is proclaimed to the ends of the world:

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” (Rom 11:25-27)

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:12-14)

As I argue in my book, the bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles during the proclamation of the Gospel to the ends of the earth can only happen at the end of the short time of Satan. In the above podcast, I attempt to explain that the duration of the short time of Satan appears to be associated with the 120 years described in Gen 6:3:

When men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took to wife such of them as they chose. Then the Lord said, “My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown. (Gen 6:1-4)

According to the Book of Enoch, the Nephilim were the offspring of the Watchers - the fallen angels who were bound in Tartarus at the ends of the earth, at the location of the seven burning mountains. The Book of Enoch tells us that it was from this location that the waters of the abyss issued forth to bring about the events of Noah's flood:

And from thence I went to another place of the earth, and he showed me a mountain range of fire which burnt day and night. And I went beyond it and saw seven magnificent mountains all differing each from the other, and the stones thereof were magnificent and beautiful, magnificent as a whole, of glorious appearance and fair exterior: three towards the east, one founded on the other, and three towards the south, one upon the other, and deep rough ravines, no one of which joined with any other. And the seventh mountain was in the midst of these, and it excelled them in height, resembling the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the throne. And amongst them was a tree such as I had never yet smelt, neither was any amongst them nor were others like it: it had a fragrance beyond all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not for ever: and its fruit is beautiful, and its fruit resembles the dates of a palm. Then I said: ‘How beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its leaves are fair, and its blooms very delightful in appearance.’ Then answered Michael, one of the holy and honoured angels who was with me, and was their leader. And he said unto me: ‘Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding the fragrance of the tree, and why dost thou wish to learn the truth?’ Then I answered him saying: ‘I wish to know about everything, but especially about this tree.’ And he answered saying: ‘This high mountain which thou hast seen, whose summit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit the earth with goodness. And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring everything to its consummation for ever. (1Enoc 24; 25:1-4)
And after that he showed me the angels of punishment who are prepared to come and let loose all the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth in order to bring judgement and destruction on all who abide and dwell on the earth. And the Lord of Spirits gave commandment to the angels who were going forth, that they should not cause the waters to rise but should hold them in check; for those angels were over the powers of the waters. (1Enoc 66)

And He will imprison those angels, who have shown unrighteousness, in that burning valley which my grandfather Enoch had formerly shown to me in the west among the mountains of gold and silver and iron and soft metal and tin. And I saw that valley in which there was a great convulsion and a convulsion of the waters. And when all this took place, from that fiery molten metal and from the convulsion thereof in that place, there was produced a smell of sulphur, and it was connected with those waters, and that valley of the angels who had led astray mankind burned beneath that land. And through its valleys proceed streams of fire, where these angels are punished who had led astray those who dwell upon the earth. (1Enoc 67:4-7)

So the binding of the fallen angels is closely associated with the 120 years described in Gen 6, which in turn parallels the period of the unbinding of Satan at the end of the "thousand years". Since St. Augustine of Hippo associated the period of Satan's unbinding with the "Sabbath Millennium" discussed by the Early Church Fathers, this concept is in turn related to the jubilee rest at the end of every 50 year cycle instructed in Lev 25: 

Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan. The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what growsof itself or harvest the untended vines. For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields. “‘In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to their own property. “‘If you sell land to any of your own people or buy land from them, do not take advantage of each other. You are to buy from your own people on the basis of the number of years since the Jubilee. And they are to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops. (Lev 25:8-15)

Once we apply St. Augustine's insight into the significance of the Sabbath Millennium to the chronology of St. Bede the Venerable, using the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament, as opposed to the Greek Septuagint, the end of the "thousand years" of Rev 20 can be calculated to the Great Jubilee Year of the Incarnation in the year 2000:

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself says, No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man — meaning by the strong man the devil, because he had power to take captive the human race; and meaning by his goods which he was to take, those who had been held by the devil in various sins and iniquities, but were to become believers in Himself. It was then for the binding of this strong one that the apostle saw in the Apocalypse an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a chain in his hand. And he laid hold, he says, on the dragon, that old serpent, which is called the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,— that is, bridled and restrained his power so that he could not seduce and gain possession of those who were to be freed. Now the thousand years may be understood in two ways, so far as occurs to me: either because these things happen in the sixth thousand of years or sixth millennium (the latter part of which is now passing), as if during the sixth day, which is to be followed by a Sabbath which has no evening, the endless rest of the saints, so that, speaking of a part under the name of the whole, he calls the last part of the millennium — the part, that is, which had yet to expire before the end of the world — a thousand years; or he used the thousand years as an equivalent for the whole duration of this world, employing the number of perfection to mark the fullness of time. (St. Augustine of Hippo, City of God, Book XX Chap 7).
He says also: And he will cause a mark [to be put] in the forehead and in the right hand, that no one may be able to buy or sell, unless he who has the mark of the name of the beast or the number of his name; and the number is six hundred and sixty-six, Revelation 13:14, etc. that is, six times a hundred, six times ten, and six units. [He gives this] as a summing up of the whole of that apostasy which has taken place during six thousand years. For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years shall it be concluded. And for this reason the Scripture says: Thus the heaven and the earth were finished, and all their adornment. And God brought to a conclusion upon the sixth day the works that He had made; and God rested upon the seventh day from all His works. Genesis 2:2 This is an account of the things formerly created, as also it is a prophecy of what is to come. For the day of the Lord is as a thousand years; 2 Peter 3:8 and in six days created things were completed: it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the sixth thousand year. (St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies, Book V Chap 28)

This thus ties in perfectly with the vision of Pope Leo XIII, in which he was told that Satan would be granted a period of greater power. If the Sabbath Millennium is connected with the significance of the biblical jubilee years, it is worth noting that a jubilee of 120 years (50 x 120) makes up to a total of 6000 years - the exact length suggested by the biblical chronology, according to the calculations of James Ussher, the 17th century Anglican Archbishop of Armagh. Since the jubilee was also a time of Sabbath rest, then it makes sense that the period during which God's Spirit would not abide with humanity in Gen 6:3 is connected to the period of the short time of Satan. It is also worth noting that in the original Hebrew text of this portion of Genesis, it states that the Spirit of God would not abide with humanity until the end of the "olam" (age). In Jewish tradition the olam ha-zeh (this age) is contrasted with the olam ha-ba (the age to come), which is the time of the messianic kingdom. So there is certainly a sense of millennial thinking in this section of Genesis.

It doesn't seem to be a "coincidence" that this eruption has taken place right at this juncture in time, beginning on the feast of Our Lady of La Salette. The army of King Victor Emmanuel II reached the walls of Rome on 19th Sept, 1870, (the feast of Our Lady of La Salette), beginning a siege which led to the loss of the Papal States. Pope Leo XIII undoubtedly connected this event with the contents of his vision, where he seen an army of demons surrounding the Eternal City. This in turn echoes the camp of the saints being surrounded by the armies of Satan at the end of the "thousand years" in Rev 20. In the longer exorcism prayer issued by Pope Leo XIII in 1890, he refers to the Freemasons erecting a monument dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II in Rome:

In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most blessed Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered. Adesto itaque, Dux invictissime, populo Dei contra irrumpentes spirituales nequitias, et fac victoriam. Arise then, O invincible prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and bring them the victory.

The Italian architect Giuseppe Sacconi won the prize to design the monument to King Victor Emmanuel II in 1884, which he modeled in the image of the recently discovered Pergamon Altar. This is none other than the "Throne of Satan" described in Rev 2:13. Again, it is no coincidence that Pope Leo XIII experienced his vision at the exact moment in history that a shrine made in the image of the Pergamon Altar was being erected in the city of Rome, in the wake of the capture of the Papal States. After its discovery in 1879, the actual Pergamon Altar was transported to Germany and reconstructed in Berlin in 1900, right at the very beginning of the period of Satan's greater power. 

The Vittariano, or Monument to King Victor Emmanuel II

The Pergamon Altar

Even though there is no immediate threat of the chastisement foreseen by Sr. Lucia in her 1944 Tuy apparition, it still appears to be of considerable significance that Cumbre Vieja would erupt at the end of this 120 year period associated with the short time of Satan, on the feast of Our Lady of La Salette. This is especially significant, since the location of the Canary Islands is so closely linked with the location where the Watchers are kept in chains until judgement day, according to the words of St. Peter:

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—  if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 
(2Pet 2:4-9)

Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day... 

They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever. Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” (Jude 5-6; 13-15)
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. (Matt 24:37-39)

Could this volcanic eruption at a site closely linked with the location of the chaining of the fallen angels described in the Book of Enoch be yet another sign that the time of Satan's unbinding has now drawn to a close? If so, it is deeply significant that this eruption occurred on the feast day of Our Lady of La Salette, since Melanie's Calvat's longer 1879 version of her secret closely echoes the contents of Sr. Lucia's 1944 Tuy apparition:

“At the first blow of His thundering sword, the mountains and all Nature will tremble in terror, for the disorders and crimes of men have pierced the vault of the heavens. Paris will burn and Marseilles will be engulfed. Several cities will be shaken down and swallowed up by earthquakes. People will believe that all is lost."

We can take comfort in the fact that these chastisements still lie some time off in the future, after the period of the restoration of the Church, which Sr Lucia was also shown during the apparition of Our Lady in 1944:

Afterward I felt in the increased beating of my heart and in my spirit a quiet voice which said: ‘in time, one faith, one baptism, one Church, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. Heaven in eternity!’ This word, ‘Heaven,’ filled my heart with peace and happiness, so much so that, almost without realizing it, I continued to repeat for some time: Heaven, Heaven!’            



Bridget said...

Thanks for posting this, Emmett! I guess the big question now is…who will the Great Catholic Monarch and Angelic Pope be?

Emmett O'Regan said...

Absolutely no idea! :)

Dunstin said...

How does Our Lady of Akita/ fire falling from sky factor in? I understood it to be the upcoming minor chastisement, that will end the New World Order and usher in the Triumph (while killing perhaps hundreds of millions or even billions of people), then, with Earth this cleansed by fire/ atonement for unprecedented sinfulness thus made, is the brief period of peace & Restoration, then comes antichrist, then the 3 Days of Darkness, then conversion of Jews, Second Coming of Christ, Finis.


Emmett O'Regan said...

The chastisement foretold at Akita is conditional, and something which can be avoided - "If men don't repent...". The call to repentance is key.

Dunstin said...

How does that square with Sr. Agnes, on Oct. 6, 2019, the same day as Tacollama, on the eve of the satanic covidian global coup, saying "the time is near"? I do pray the penitential rosary for which she called, but a) her words certainly ring with imminence and unavoidability, and b) our sodomitical infanticidal world shows no signs of following Ninevah.

I hope this doesn't sound argumentative, but to me a minor chastisement seems clearly in our near future. Thanks for your research btw.

samuelj said...

It's been stated Akita is essentially the same as Fatima. JPII implied that a threat of flooding is part of the Third Secret of Fatima yet Akita claimed fire would fall from the sky: "As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful."

Bishop Ito, himself, has been quoted in books as saying that "the message of Akita is the same as that of Fatima." But, if the threat, "fire will fall from the sky," is part of the Fatima message, it must be contained in the Third Secret since it is not part of the already revealed messages of Fatima.

Read Athanasius comment regarding Akita.

Emmett O'Regan said...

I agree that a chastisement would be deserved, I just hope and pray that it can be averted.

Terry Nelson said...

Thank you for posting this - I was wondering what you thought regarding the eruptions the past few days. I too sensed a greater significance because of the anniversary of Our Lady of LaSalette and the coincidence of it occurring during the 'Lent of St. Michael'.

PasserBy said...

Emmett O'Regan said...
Absolutely no idea! :)

As there are no, or very few, identifying clues in Church approved revelations, Emmett is quite correct to hold this position.

However, there are many, many hints and clues in UNapproved literature but with that comes the danger of being mislead.

Bridget said...
Thanks for posting this, Emmett! I guess the big question now is…who will the Great Catholic Monarch and Angelic Pope be?

As for their concrete identities, I see little value in knowing this.

In addition, I have found that discussing any of the (very obvious) characteristics attributed to them results in a bear-pit style debate whereby every crank and loon tries to impose their own political views and personal biases onto the source material.

Almost inevitably its Americans tarring the leader of the opposite party - Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump and now Biden.... or their latest enemy - Ayatollah Khomeni (remember him? The antichrist guy?), Saddam Hussein, Putin, Kin Jong Un, etc.. etc... etc....

The lack of self-awareness is spectacular, so, engaging with these people or their views is fruitless.

Its only been 6 months since someone posted that Bush was one of the horsemen of the apocaplypse and the was an Islamic Invasion of Europe underway. That June 10th was something to do with the battle of Gog and Magog....

Its depressing to research medieval literature, Church teaching, ancient Greek translations astrological significances etc... to have it all savaged by some loon who found something while sitting on the bog scrolling through Facebook.

I can imagine how a PhD candidate in the field must feel to have his work criticised by a secretary from Minnesota or a retired mechanic from De Moines.

I come here now to read Emmetts latest missive ( thank you, Sir) and laugh at the comments.

(Anyone wanna bet on how long before some US president is mentioned in the comments?)

Bridget said...

Right, getting bogged down in physical characteristics just muddies the waters. It’s what they DO that’s important- Emmett had said before that the Great Catholic Monarch will play a part in the end time conversation of the Jews. (how specifically is still unclear) The Angelic Pope will heal the East/West Schism, correct? That has always been the concrete action I’ve been keeping my eye on.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Terry,

I don't think it is a "coincidence" that this eruption has taken place right at this juncture in time, beginning on the feast of Our Lady of La Salette. The army of King Victor Emmanuel II reached the walls of Rome on 19th Sept, 1870, (the feast of Our Lady of La Salette), beginning a siege which led to the loss of the Papal States. Pope Leo XIII undoubtedly connected this event with the contents of his vision, where he seen an army of demons surrounding the Eternal City. This in turn echoes the camp of the saints being surrounded by the armies of Satan at the end of the "thousand years" in Rev 20. In the longer exorcism prayer issued by Pope Leo XIII in 1890, he refers to the Freemasons erecting the Tomb of Victor Emmanuel II in Rome. This tomb was modelled after the Pergamon Altar - the "Throne of Satan":

"In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most blessed Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.
Adesto itaque, Dux invictissime, populo Dei contra irrumpentes spirituales nequitias, et fac victoriam. Arise then, O invincible prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and bring them the victory."

Emmett O'Regan said...

I've updated this blog post to include mention of the material I mention in the above comment.

tom bordeau said...

From the site

Interesting perspective from Athanasius' comment:

The first of these was Sister Agnes’ twin reference to an accompanying angel in prayer as “she”. I have never heard of an angel being referred to as “she”. The other thing that struck me was how modernist the chapel and nuns look, and how unbecoming the image of Our Lady is. There was no hint of a restoration of Tradition there, as I would have expected given the warnings of Our Lady about the apostasy taking place in the Church. It’s almost as if the post-conciliar reform is not seen as the principle cause of this apostasy.

Fatima indicates the truth of things in the opening line of the text of the Third Secret: “In Portugal the dogmas of the Faith will be preserved…etc.”, indicating that the chastisement is primarily spiritual in nature. Akita mentions apostasy but seems to focus more on a terrible material chastisement of the world by God, to the extent that few will be left and the living will envy the dead. This seems at odds with Our Lady’s Fatima promise that in the end her Immaculate Heart will triumph and a time of peace will be granted to the world. I’m not saying that a Third World War will not happen when there is every likelihood at this time that such a catastrophe may well happen soon. But even if that comes about, the punishment of wars and other natural disasters belongs properly to the Second part of the Fatima Secret, not the Third part. The Third Secret of Fatima is exclusively a supernatural chastisement afflicting the Church and the world, there is no WWIII in there.

The fall of many consecrated Catholic souls and billions of other souls worldwide, the result of the present universal apostasy from God, is by far a greater chastisement than any mere material annihilation. So why is emphasis placed more on material rather than spiritual loss at Akita? I was also a bit concerned by the claim that if the sins of men continue there will be no more forgiveness. But isn’t God infinitely merciful, always desiring to forgive?

Other things that made me a little uncomfortable were 1. The local Ordinary’s apparent believe in the apparitions before his investigation even began. Bishops normally start out with the opposite view. 2. The three different blood groups identified by scientists from three separate examinations of the tears. 3. The mark of the Cross appearing on only one hand of Sister Agnes, the left hand. This is not the usual manifestation of the stigmata. 4. Sister Agnes said at one point that people should pay less attention to the “form” of prayers and concentrate more on content. Content is of course very important, but the form of our Catholic prayers is also essential. We all see the bitter fruits of changes to the form of the sacred liturgy, the Church’s highest and most perfect prayer, the Sacrifice of Our Lord. There were one or two other anomalies that I’ll pass on right now.

Suffice it to say I have been left very uncertain about Akita. The people interviewed, including Sister Agnes, seemed sincere enough, and nothing was said that was obviously contradictory of Catholic doctrine, yet I have problems believing it. I have no such problems with Fatima and Quito, but Akita troubles me. I think the Vatican should investigate Akita and give a definitive decision on it.

P5borel said...

Hi Emmett,
A few questions if I may:
1) Could it not be that the Katechon that does the restraining was Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and that his resignation from the munis, i.e. the administrative part, of the papacy signalled the end of the restraining of the binding of Satan? Pope Francis certainly seems to me to be an antipope.
2) About the fall of Babylon. Do you think Babylon represents the USA or Rome or the NWO???

During a recent podcast with Fr. Richard Heilman and Doug Barry, I tried to explain how I'm not expecting the catastrophe seen in Sr. Lucia's 1944 apparition anytime soon, because of the significance of the katēchon of 2Thes 2:6-7 - the "restraining force" which holds back the appearance of the Antichrist. See around the 41 minute at this link: The Katechon and the Binding of Satan .

3) If Pope Benedict XVI is/was the Katechon, then couldn't your time table be off by a few yaers and couldn't the eruption of the Canary Islands happening now be the one you predicted would cause the mega tsunami that would wipe out the East Coast of the USA (and Ireland too I believe?)

Emmett O'Regan said...

Once Pope Benedict XVI abdicated, he no longer functions as pope in any capacity. There have been several popes who abdicated, and none of them retained any capacity of their former ministry. The CDF doctrinal commentary on the Professio Fidei states that the results of papal elections are infallible. This is because once the entire Church peaceably accepts someone as pope, it becomes an act of the sensus fidelium, and is thus infallible.

I don't see how Pope Benedict XVI fits in with the "restraining force" which holds back the appearance of the Antichrist. The Catechism clearly links this with the conversion of the Jews.

PasserBy said...

Couple of points here -

My last post was explicitly NOT aimed at Bridget.
I have found her to be one of the more genuine and open-minded querents on this blog.
I'd love to hear some of your own opinions on these matters, Bridget.

I'd like to know what is meant be the 'Conversion of the Jews'.
Are we really to expect that *all* Jews convert at once? Will they all convert to Christianity in general or Catholicism specifically? What about non-practicing Jews?
I'm sceptical about literal interpretations. They leave us hidebound and expectant.

One 'real world' problem is that there is no central Jewish authority. So even if every single Jew on the planet rocked up to a Catholic Church in the morning seeking Baptism some Jewish athiest could just say 'I'm Jewish and I dont agree'.

Surely we must look deeper into what the 'conversion of the Jews' actually means.
Where does the phrase occur? In what language? What ambiguities are present?

Emmett, you must be familiar with the difficulties present in such pronunciations?

@p5borel - yes on the Ireland thing. As a child I was told that as a reward for his ministry, and in order to save the Irish people from the Anti-Christ, St Patrick was promised by God that 'seven years before the end of the world, Ireland would be swallowed in one inundation'. Make of that what you will.

regards all,

Emmett O'Regan said...

I'm sceptical of literal interpretations as well, but this is something which is so highly specific that it can't really be interpreted in any other manner. In my opinion, it is the Jews inhabiting Jerusalem that are converted, because they will personally witness the appearance of the "sign of the Son of Man", which is the herald which announces the approach of the King. The appearance of the sign of the Cross over Jerusalem is another event which seems to be literal. Josephus describes such an event as occurring around the time of the destruction of the Temple, and St. Cyril of Jerusalem also witnessed a similar event alongside thousands of other witnesses. Zech 12 provides the details of how this will unfold during the eschatological earthquake, so there is a possibility that this event will be associated with the phenomenon of "earthquake lights".

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. 11 On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, 13 the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, 14 and all the rest of the clans and their wives."

Emmett O'Regan said...

The most scriptural detail on the conversion of the Jews can be found in Rom 11:

"Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!

13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?"

I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way[e] all Israel will be saved. As it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”

28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now[h] receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all."

Emmett O'Regan said...

St. Peter also speaks of this event in Acts 3:

“Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 22 For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’

Emmett O'Regan said...

It is also alluded to by Christ in Matt 23:

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 38 Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’"

Emmett O'Regan said...

This is why I argue in my book that the tsunami event caused by the collapse of Cumbre Vieja will be preceded by the appearance of the sign of the Son of Man in Jerusalem, during the eschatological earthquake, as is suggested by Sr. Lucia's 1944 vision. Christ's disciples knew to escape from Jerusalem during the Flight to Pella, once they witnessed the sign of the Cross before the destruction of the Temple. Rev 18:4 suggests that this event will recapitulate itself during the appearance of the sign of the Son of Man, when the people of God are warned to depart from "Babylon" before its destruction is wrought:

Then I heard another voice from heaven say:

“‘Come out of her, my people,’
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
6 Give back to her as she has given;
pay her back double for what she has done.
Pour her a double portion from her own cup.

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Bridget said...

PasserBy, no offense taken! :) Emmett, thanks for all of those comments! I feel like it makes much more sense now. You say you believe it’s the inhabitants of Jerusalem who convert after witnessing the Sign of the Son of Man (cross of light in the sky). So, is the Great Catholic Monarch modeled after St. Cyril as well? I suppose he will be in Jerusalem and personally witness the cross of light in the sky alongside the Jewish people? I guess my question is- what role does he play in converting them? Will he be there ministering to them in some way at the time of the eschatological earthquake/Sign of the Son of Man?

P5borel said...


I am sorry to bother you again, but do you think Babylon today is the USA? Or, Rome? or Jerusalem? What or where is the Bablyon of today?

I am pretty sure you have explained this in the past several times previously so please forgive me for asking something you probably feel exasperated that people keep asking.

PasserBy said...


I am not as well versed in scripture as you so I will reply in the vernacular, in a more rudimentary fashion.

I take your points and have no reason to doubt their bona fides or your interpretation.
However, I am inclined to think that the New Testament prophets in particular are speaking about the continent of Europe when they speak of Israel, of Christians when they talk of the 'Jewish people(s)/tribes'.
As for 'Jerusalem' I cannot decide whether they are referring to Britain or The EU institutions but it is one or the other.
rember, the Jews were the Jews long before they even reached the modern land of 'Israel'.
Theres no reason to think they couldnt have moved on afterwards.....

Tinkering around with these notions brings the biblical pronouncements and the modern apparitions (approved and otherwise) much closer together. What if the sign in the sky over Jerusalem is the same one alluded to at Garabandal?

@p5Borel - does Babylon have to be a place? Could it be a state of mind? An attitude?
We know that 'Heaven' and 'Hell' are not physical places, rather descriptions of being with and without God. Perhaps 'Babylon' is merely a human life devoid of the presence of God?
Perhaps Jerusalem means 'inside' the Church and 'Babylon' means outside of it?

Again, I think we are being too literal, even simplistic, in our interpretations and expectations.

@Bridget - The GM could well be in the image of St Cyril. As he is compared to St Pepin, St Louis, Constantine and many others. Interestingly the first link I found about St Cyril refers to him as a leader who campaigned against Eastern heresies specifically in defence of Mary and her role in the incarnation. So the Marian Devotion/Defence seems to be a characteristic.... keep em coming!!!

Jason R. said...

I have a sinking feeling that this is a dumb question that I should already know the answer to, but thought ah why not ask anyways?

I've thought that the katechon is/will be embodied in the Great Monarch, either spiritually, but who knows, maybe the Great Monarch's physical presence on the Earth will somehow be the restraining power. I forget the exact text or source, but the one that says when he puts down his lance or sword, some weapon of war, on Mt. Olivet that will be when the sign of the Son of Man appears precisely, and the accompanying eschatological earthquake.

Emmett, in your comment you wrote about the Canary Island collapse being preceded by the departure of the katechon... does that mean that there could be any sort of significant amount of between the death of the Great Monarch and the mega-tsunami/collapse of Babylon? I know it past comments sections the idea has been talked about that the collapse could be accompanied by a thermonuclear strike by a country, perhaps Russia, that when seeing the collapse approaching with that huge wave may seek to finish the US off for good.

I likely have asked this before, so my apologies, but with the description in the Tuy 1944 apparition sounding a lot like how a multiple-warhead ICBM unload its payload, could a precisely exploded nuclear warhead trigger the collapse leading to the mega-tsunami, or will it be much more explicit that all that happens is a literal act of God for the world to see?

Thank you!

Patrick said...

Hi PasserBy, you wrote:

‘Its only been 6 months since someone posted that Bush was one of the horsemen of the apocaplypse and the was an Islamic Invasion of Europe underway. That June 10th was something to do with the battle of Gog and Magog....

Its depressing to research medieval literature, Church teaching, ancient Greek translations astrological significances etc... to have it all savaged by some loon who found something while sitting on the bog scrolling through Facebook.”

I think I might be the “loon”.

Just to clarify since much of the above is inaccurate.

I was referring to a blog called “The Burden Against America” which can be found at 3ribs.Wordpress.

The author who is unnamed has some interesting articles linking Daniel chapter 7 and Revelation Chapter 6.

Daniel chapter 7 concerns the 4 beasts, the Lion/Eagle, the Bear, the Leopard and the Beast with Ten Horns. Revelation Chapter 6 is the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse..

This connects with Emmett’s writings because Emmett has shown that in Daniel Chapter 8 the whole span of time from Alexander’s defeat of Darius to The Jews gaining control of Jerusalem in 1967 fullfills the 2300 evenings and mornings until the reconsecration of the temple. So this vision takes us to the End Times.

In Daniel chapter 7 the beasts come after this time because the last beast with 10 horns gives rise to the antichrist, the little horn who persecutes God’s people, but then:

“‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’ Daniel Chapter 7.

The author of The Burden Against America blog identifies these beasts in Daniel 7 as the last 4 kingdoms on earth. So he identifies the: Eagle/Lion as Britain, USA, Israel
The Bear as Russia
The leopard as EU
And the Beast with 10 Horns from which the little Horn emerges is unclear, perhaps China, UN, all the kingdoms. It will rule the whole of the earth.

Because he identifies the 4 beasts of Daniel with the 4 horses of the Apocalypse, the USA will provide the first rider, that is how he concludes George Bush is the first white horse.

“I heard one of the four living creatures call out, as with a voice of thunder, ‘Come!’* 2I looked, and there was a white horse! Its rider had a bow; a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering and to conquer.”

This is not as outlandish as it sounds because the first rider has always been deeply mysterious, so much so that he has been identified as Jesus by some and The Antichrist by others.

The attributes of the rider match Bush/USA perfectly:
Christianity/white horse.
Crown given to him/Democracy
A bow/USA military power has been air superiority.
Conquering/Bush rode forth after 9/11

So Bush/USA is the Eagle/Lion/white Horse. In Daniel 7 this first beast Lion/Eagle has its wings/feathers ripped off. The author of The Burden against America blog speculates a financial crisis will destroy The Eagle/Lion/White horse, and this leads to war with the second beast TheBear/The Red Horse. The Bear in Daniel 7 has the attribute “arise to consume much flesh”, which it will do in the future in a war withe USA. The Leopard/black horse will then overcome The Bear, leading to the final 10 horned beast/Pale horse which gives rise to the “little horn”.

My only original idea is that it would not be a financial crisis which ripped the wings/feathers from the Eagle/Lion/White horse, it would be missile defence technology which is destroying air power. Russia is a world leader in this technology.

PasserBy you may still think I’m a “loon” but the ideas above are from the blog I mentioned, I relayed them in the spirit of speculative enquiry. I admire Emmetts writings principally for their originality and the speculative flair he brings to his writing. The Burden against America blog simply piqued my interest.

Unknown said...

Letter of the Benedictine abbot Adso from years 949–954 on the origin and time of the Antichrist.

Patrick said...

Excuse me Emmett for such a long post previously.

I thought PasserBy calling me a “loon” deserved a bit of clarification.

I think your interpretation of Daniel 8 is fantastic, but what is your opinion on Daniel 7.

Is this a vision of the last 4 kingdoms on the earth, and is it possible this vision in connected with the 4 horsemen in Revelation 6

Thanks Emmett.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Bridget, as I point out in p660 of my book, a prophecy attributed to St. Methodius states that the death of the Great Monarch will coincide with the appearance of the sign of the Son of Man:

"…the Cross on which our Lord Jesus Christ hung
for the common salvation of all will begin to appear
before him at his coming to convict the lack of faith
of unbelievers… When the Cross has been lifted up
on high to heaven, the king of the Romans will
directly give up his spirit. Then every principality
and power will be destroyed that the Son of
Perdition may be manifest."

Together with the Angelic Pope, I think he will be responsible for the bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles, and that his ministry leading up to the appearance of the sign of the Cross will be the primary reason for the conversion of the Jews.

Emmett O'Regan said...

P5borel, "Babylon" is a cipher for the leading world superpower. Just as Babylon was the superpower at the time of the Prophet Jeremiah, St. Peter refered to Rome as "Babylon" in his epistles. Given the fact that America is the leading superpower today, it is the only country which fits this bill.

Patrick said...

Thanks unknown

That is an amazing letter from the monk Adso.
A letter written about the Antichrist from the 10th century is still relevant to our own times.

‘Christ came as a humble man; he will come as a proud one. Christ came to raise the lowly, to justify sinners; he, on the other hand, will cast out the lowly, magnify sinners, exalt the wicked. He will always exalt vices opposed to virtues, will drive out the evangelical law”

An apt description of the way things have been trending in our own times, so many seem to worship vice and oppose virtue especially in our elite privileged classes.

Particularly interesting the idea concerning when the anrtichrist will come:

“ All nations were subject to the Romans and paid tribute to them. This is why the Apostle Paul says that the Antichrist will not come into the world "unless the defection shall have come first", that is, unless first all the kingdoms that were formerly subject shall have defected from the Roman Empire. This time has not yet come, because even though we may see the Roman Empire for the most part in ruins, nonetheless, as long as the Kings of the Franks who now possess the Roman Empire by right shall last, the dignity of the Roman Empire will not completely perish because it will endure in its kings.”

The legacy of Rome through The Holy Roman Empire through the French, Spanish, English and USA looks at last to be failing as non Roman players rise such as China.

I found it easier to get to this letter of Adso’s by going to the homepage first.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Passerby, yes the writers of the New Testament thought of the Church as the new Israel, but St. Paul clearly speaks of the conversion of the Jews in Rom 11. He speaks of the wild olive branch being grafted back into the Church:

"If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!"

Emmett O'Regan said...

Jason, the above quote from St. Methodius should answer your question concerning the timing of the death of the Great Monarch and the collapse of "Babylon". In Zech 12, the appearance of the sign of the Son of Man is timed to coincide with the eschatological earthquake. Rev 16 states that God remembers to punish Babylon immediately after the eschatological earthquake, which ties in with the sequence of events Sr. Lucia was shown in her vision in 1944:

"Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 19 The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath." Rev 16:18-19

Emmett O'Regan said...

Patrick, in my book, I argue that the sequence concerning the four beasts in Dan 7 is linked to the period of the unbinding of Satan, and also the appearance of the Four Horsemen at the opening of scroll sealed with seven seals. They are also the four angels bound at the River Euphrates who go out to assemble the nations of the world for war in Rev 9:14-15 and Rev 16:12-14. This in turn is associated with the series of wars and rumours of wars foretold by Christ in Matt 24, which results in the love of many growing cold, because of the increase in wickedness. Think of the results of the "death of God" theology in the aftermath of the Holocaust, and how this was timed to coincide with the general slackening in religious belief since the 1960's.

Bridget said...

Thanks for all of the follow-ups, Emmett! I was looking back through the comments on the seven burning mountains post, and you mention another planetary alignment like the one that happened on July 4th, 2020 happening again in 2029. I’m trying to look that up but can’t figure that out. Do you remember where you saw that?

Jason R. said...

Thanks for answering my question Emmett, I appreciate it.

Bridget, I looked for that article, too, and the closest I could find was in the comments section of this one the 2029 planetary alignment is discussed.

And, Patrick, having my personality top-to-bottom savaged in the comments section here (twice, lol) my heart goes out to you being subjected to name-calling like we're in a kindergarten.

We're all adults here so why some commenters feel the need to resort to ad hominem (and at break-neck speed!) is beyond me; doing that, from my perspective at least, only serves to weakens one's own argument or position as the use of logical fallacies tends to do. I don't always agree with the stuff you or anyone else might present, but I find it all interesting if nothing else, and am sincerely grateful for your efforts...keep doing you, don't worry about what any keyboard-warrior has to say. If they don't like it they don't have to read it.

Jason R. said...

Whoops, here is that link Bridget:

dxv515 said...


Daniel's 4 beasts,Lion/Eagle, Bear,Leopard, Beast with Ten Horns can not be kingdoms, because they are different from one another:

And four great beasts, different one from another, came up out of the sea.

So these four beast can not represent the same thing - kingdoms.

No. All four beasts are different from one another just as the Holy Ghost said.


1. The first was like a lioness, and had the wings of an eagle: I beheld till her wings were plucked off, and she was lifted up from the earth, and stood upon her feet as a man, and the heart of a man was given to her

SECOND BEAST BEAR = SOCIAL MEDIA (facebook twitter etc...)

2. And behold another beast like a bear stood up on one side: and there were three rows in the mouth thereof, and in the teeth thereof, and thus they said to it: Arise, devour much flesh.


3. After this I beheld, and lo, another like a leopard, and it had upon it four wings as of a fowl, and the beast had four heads, and power was given to it.


4. After this I beheld in the vision of the night, and lo, a fourth beast, terrible and wonderful, and exceeding strong, it had great iron teeth, eating and breaking in pieces, and treading down the rest with its feet: and it was unlike to the other beasts which I had seen before it, and had ten horns.

All four beast are different from one another - the third and fourth beasts are political in nature but different - the third being man-made nationalistic political authority and the fourth being man-made universal political authority.

dxv515 said...

All three beasts will still be in existence during the reign of the Antichrist and the Antichrist will put an end to them:

it had great iron teeth, eating and breaking in pieces, and treading down the rest with its feet.

Aquinas3000 said...

It sure doesn't seem like the time of the devil has slackened one bit. I think we are in for a rough ride up till (at least) 2029.

Patrick said...

Hey thanks Jason appreciate that.

Patrick said...


I think you must be pulling my leg. The 4 beasts are identified as kingdoms in Daniel

‘The four great beasts are four kings that will rise from the earth. 18 But the holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.’ Daniel7

Of the last beast:

‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.[b]

26 “‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’

Dxv515 I agree each kingdom could have attributes , like the first beast having something to do with the air as in a bow, or the second beast with a fearsome army or weapon, and the third beast with some type of council or law. But each are kings and therefore kingdoms.

Almost universally these kingdoms are seen as The Babylonians, Medio-Persians, Greeks and Romans.

I’m wondering if they will be final kingdoms before the second coming and if they are the same as the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse.

Daniel’s four kingdoms have eerie similarity to the great nations of our own day.

James D said...


Your entire analysis on this website is based upon the flood from the dragon's mouth being swallowed up after a time. You keep pushing the time back. First, it was 100 years from the Leo vision, than 100 years from 1914, then the 2000 millennium, now it's 120 years. At what point, if the filth from the Church isn't cleaned and there isn't a restoration, will you admit that you were simply wrong? How much longer can you thesis sustain?

You cling to it because the alternative - the end times analysis that says a counter church was erected after Vatican II - is too scary for you to contemplate, but it fits Church prophecy and current events a lot better than what you propose. You'll acknowledge it one day, sooner rather than later.

dxv515 said...

@Patrick if as you say "Almost universally these kingdoms are seen as The Babylonians, Medio-Persians, Greeks and Romans" How can the Actual Antichrist destroy these ancient kingdoms at the end of days if they no longer exist?

the fourth beast, which was very different from all, and exceeding terrible: his teeth and claws were of iron: he devoured and broke in pieces, and the rest he stamped upon with his feet Dan. 7:19

These three kingdoms Babylonians, Medio-Persians, Greeks and Romans are long gone.

Only the restored Holy Roman Empire will exist at the end of days, because the HRE is the katechon that withholds the manifestation of the Antichrist.

The HRE will be restored at the end of the 35 years worth of Chastisements as promised by Our Lady. (the Chastisements start after the Two Popes are dead)

If as you say that these four great beasts are four kings that will rise from the earth. I agree.

As I said before that the Forerunner to the Antichrist will possess the Kingdom ie LEOPARD which is from the earth or man-made nationalism. The Forerunner will be "king" of this Nationalist Army as Our Lady of La Salette and Fatima has said. He is the one who kills the Fatima Pope and Faithful on top a steep mountain.

As for the other two kingdom they are also of the earth LIONESS WITH WINGS OF AN EAGLE is the airline/space industry and who will deny that billionaires are not the "kings" of Space? Or will one day declare themselves "kings"? King of Outer Space!

Same goes for the Billionaire "kings" of Social Media. The BEAR.

So I contend that what was consider the three kingdoms are no longer and therefore can not be destroyed by the Fourth Beast - the Actual Antichrist at the end of days - so there will be three kingdoms that rise up from the earth (man-made) that the Fourth Beast - the Actual Antichrist can destroy because they will still exist in his time at the end of days: 1. Airline/Space Industry 2.Social Media/AI. 3. Remnants of Nationalism of the Forerunner to the Antichrist.

dxv515 said...

@ James you say "if the filth from the Church isn't cleaned and there isn't a restoration, will you admit that you were simply wrong? How much longer can you thesis sustain?" that's were the Forerunner to the Antichrist and his Nationalists Army comes in. He will persecute the Catholic Church by claiming to cleanse and restore the Church. Our Lady of La Salette and Our Lady of Fatima have said so.

As for your comment about "counter church" you need to open your eyes. Are not the FSSP laity building their own home chaples? Are not the FSSP Laity afraid that their FSSP Mass sites will be shut down?

James for you to call 1 billion Catholics a counter Church is to deny Christ and his promise he made to Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, thy servants, saying: By myself I have sworn, I will multiply thee, and I will multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sands that is upon the Seashore: Thy seed shall possess the gates of thine enemies, and in thy seed shall be blessed all Nations of the earth. Thy seed shall be dilated to the East, and to the West, and to the North, and to the West, and to the North, and to the South, and in thee, and thy seed, shall be blessed all the Tribes of the earth.

So no it is a very small remnant that is and will be this counter Church spoken of by Catholic Prophecy. And this small remnant will come from the ranks of the FSSP and their home chapels. These persecutors of the Catholic Church will be lead by the Forerunner to the Antichrist. Again as the Prophecies of La Salette and Fatima.

dxv515 said...

@ James and I would say to you and all of the FSSP laity that will one day hide in their home chapels - it is too scary for you to contemplate that you FSSP laity are the ones who will persecute the Roman Catholic Church. is too scary for you to contemplate that you FSSP laity will be lead by the Forerunner to the Antichrist.

That's more scary and you know it.

Just because you attend a Latin Mass doesn't mean that you are not an enemy to God and his promise He made to Abraham, Issac, and Jacob......

Bridget said...

Jason, thanks for trying to look into that! Yeah, I think it was Mark W who mentioned a few years ago that all of the classical planets would be in close proximity to each other and on one side of the sky in 2029. I just don’t know what interactive website or app you guys use to figure this out. I’d like to check it out!

Also, Emmett, correct me if I’m wrong- isn’t La Salette the only Church approved Marian apparition that mentions the Great Catholic Monarch and conversion of England? Does this mean England is what we need to keep an eye on at this point in time?

I thought this story was interesting.

“I have arrived at the decision to step down as Bishop of Ebbsfleet, in order to be received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, only after a long period of prayer, which has been among the most testing periods of my life,” he said in a statement on Sept. 3, the feast of St. Gregory the Great, the sixth-century pope who launched a mission to convert England to Christianity.

Duke said...

dxv515 - first of all, you confuse FSSP and SSPX. Second, are you crazy? Are you claiming that these groups, that actually follow 100% of Catholic faith, Tradition and Mass of all Ages are bad, while modernist Church hierarchy, that starts to defy even basic dogmas, are good? By their fruit you shall know them. Traditionalists follow the authentic Catholic Faith and produce priestly vocations. Post-Vatican 2 Church is full of heresy, decadence, empty churches, seminars and diminishing faith, including the faith in Transubstation and respect for Eucharist.

dxv515 said...

@Unknown Didn't see that one coming did you?

Arians like the FSSP claim to be the faithful few - the self proclaimed faithful remnant. Arians like the FSSP said Mass in Latin. Arians like the FSSP claim to be the faithful few - as you yourself said.

But Christ says the opposite - because He made a promise to Abraham Isaac and Jacob that their seed would be dilated to the West, and to the East, and to the North, which you reject. You reject Christ and His promise.

"I believe most firmly (dear Lord) that the Christians professing one Faith multiplied, as the sand that is by the Sea shore, and dilated to the West, and to the East, and to the North, and t the South, are, the seed of Abraham, thy servant, the children of Jacob thy elect, and there is no salvation in any other."

Our Lady of La Salette said that there will be churches built to serve evil spirits. Home chapels built by the FSSP laity are these very churches. Because they reject that promise made by Christ to Abraham Isaac and Jacob. You claim that Christ is in a closet- hidden as it were.

There will be a persecution of the Church and Priests will be hunted down as Our Lady of La Salette has said. This persecution will carried out by those who are kicked out of the Church by Pope Francis. These evil spirits will persecute the Church out of revenge.

So Catholic Prophecy is not what you expected.

Remember the Jews were VEXED by their neighbors by threatening to place an idol in their Temple.

Pope Francis is doing the same to FSSP - VEXING the FSSP with Pachamama with Traditionis Custodes etc.....waiting to see what the FSSP will do.

Why don't you see this?

Duke said...

@dxv515 - again, you confuse FSSP and FSSPX. FSSP are fully within the Church and celebrate in diocesan churches. FSSPX are canonically irregular, but are still within the Church, still have the same Pope, but are more independent - Pope Francis has been giving them more faculties though, and even allowed Swiss Bishop to retire in an FSSPX house. We are re-experiencing the Arian crisis again - now, most bishops are not Arians, but modernists. Faithful are again pushed away from churches. Just as St. Athanasius said "they have the churches, we have the faith" - same situation with FSSPX. Yes, Arians said Mass in Latin - just as every other Catholic since 3rd century until 1969. You have it extremely confused. FSSP and FSSPX holt to the authentic Catholic faith, as it was for 2,000 years. Pope Francis and current hierarchy are succumbing to the world and its idols.

samuelj said...

Well said Duke and accurately posted.

dxv515 said...

@Duke I am well aware of the differences between the SSPX & FSSP.

It is said by Catholic Scholars that Heretics always attack on or more articles of the Creed.

Most if not all Rad Trad Influencers are products of the FSSP. I have witnessed the heresy of these FSSP influencers and that is heresy against the Ninth Article of the Apostles Creed:

9. the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,

The FSSP laity has been attacking the Immaculate Bride of Christ (Church) and blaming her for the errors of the Churchmen. Recently FSSP Taylor Marshall had to admit that they attack the Bride of Christ and he apologized saying their attacks on the Immaculate Bride of Christ (the Church) was due to imprecise language. FSSP Fr. Chad Ripperger did the same at FSSP Mater Dei Latin Mass Parish a couple of Sundays ago in his homily admonishing the laity not to attack the Immaculate Bride of Christ (the Church).

These attacks are real - starting with FSSP Ann Barnhardt claiming that Pope Francis is rapping the Immaculate Bride of Christ (the Church).

Again the SSPX is not the problem.

Our Lady at Fatima and La Salette said that their will be wicked men who will attack the Immaculate Bride of Christ (the Church). I think it is within my right and duty to find out who these wicked men are. I think I have and it is the FSSP. SAme goes for identifying the Forerunner to the Antichrist - he also is a FSSP Rad Trad Influencer who claims a royal title and who Taylor Marshall believes is the Great Monarch.

Duke there are a Billion Catholics in the world and this is proof that Christ kept his promise to Abraham Isaac and Jacob that their seed would be dilated to the West, and to the East, and to the North, which you reject.

Duke & Samuel listen to yourselves you are more quick to defend a few thousand FSSP'ers than a Billion Catholics.

Something is wrong there.

PasserBy said...

While I'm not really au fait with all these inter-Church rivalries I have one comment to make on what Duke said.

On Sunday after Mass, but before the final blessing, the altar was handed over to someone from Cafod (a UK Catholic charity) who prattled on about the rainforest and climate change.
Aside from the familiar dyed-hair-and-dangly-earrings uniform of the concerned middle-aged woman I found the whole thing a bit irritating and self-righteous.

Does no one realise that these Green movements are basically anti-Human?
Follow the thread - we have to have less impact on the planet.
If that doesnt work we have to have even less impact on the planet.
If that doesnt work then etc... etc... etc...
In the final analysis, the greatest contribution we could make to 'the planet' is to kill ourselves or billions of others.

It follows then that these movements are Death cults. Suicide cults.
Which is probably why the Nazis embraced and promoted them so much.

There is real danger in this and why the Church is getting involved with it is beyond me.

We seem to have moved from celebrating the Incarnation and Sacrifice of the Living God to being some sort of open shop for 'niceness' and do-goodery.
The Catholic church is morphing into some sort of multi-national charitable NGO outfit.
A destination for hand-wringers and oh-dearie-me-people to meet.


On a completely separate note, the Jews were Jews (Gods chosen people) before the 10 Commandments were handed to them and before they reached Israel.
Why wouldnt they still be Gods Chosen People after they accepted the Messiah and moved to their new lands? I cannot see how the 'The Jews' of the New Testament does not refer to Christians - the holders of the New Covenant.

Unknown said...


Your interpretation regarding the Katechon as it relates to current events and private revelation hinges on whether or not Pope Benedict resigned validly. Many Catholics have legitimate doubts about the legitimacy of Pope Francis' pontificate, given the many irregularities surrounding Pope Benedict's resignation. After all, we currently have two men dressed in the papal white, something unprecedented in the history of Catholicism. There is such a thing as visibility as regards the Papacy, even if it were to be "eclipsed" as eclipses are highly visible and even a Church in eclipse would remain visible through the crisis. The situation of "two Popes" is unprecedented as every other Pope who resigned in Church history has reverted back to his former title, never remaining in the Vatican and dressed in Papal white and including the word "Pope" in his title. And there is also the fact the credible private revelation spoke about a time of crisis coinciding with "two popes" and I believe the Third Secret also alludes to a "Bishop dressed in White, we had the impression that it was the Holy Father..."

Good faith controversy over the identity of the Roman Pontiff is not schismatic, as Francisco de Lugo (and other faithful Catholic theologians) have pointed out:

"Neither is someone a schismatic for denying his subjection to the Pontiff on the grounds that he has solidly founded ['probabiliter'] doubts concerning the legitimacy of his election or his power".

Although my mind is not made up on this issue of the validity of Pope Francis and I defer judgement to the proper authorities and assume for the time being that he is the real Pope, I can certainly understand the case for him being an antipope and therefore a type of the false prophet (all antipopes are in fact types of the false prophet). The final False Prophet's role is to lend credibility to the secular tyranny of the Antichrist. Pope Francis just recently made it a requirement to have the highly controversial and politicized jab to enter the Vatican. Covidism is in fact a precursor to the materialistic idolatry that will be enforced and worshiped by the Antichrist. And now we see that nature herself is starting to respond. I guess we will know rather shortly which interpretation regarding the situation of the Resignation is the correct one, as I feel that the situation is coming to the denouement.

P5borel said...


I sense that you believe it would be a sin to think that Francis might be a heretic or an antipope, but there have been antipopes and it is possible for popes to be heretics and if so then they no longer are pope.
Don't get angry with me, but I am almost 100% convinced by Ann Barnhardt and Dr. Mazza's thesis that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was invalid for many reasons and therefore either in spite of himself, or on purpose, he pulled a very very clever maneuver which would cause the wolves to expose themselves as wolves which would have the effect of purifying the church. And..... iiifffffff, that were to be so, wouldn't that make it possible that the restrainer or the katekon is Pope Benedict XVI and wouldn't that move your timetable forward to maybe way sooner that you had predicted and quite possibley to very soon that the megatsunami might take place???

PasserBy said...

Dear Anonymous @20:03,

Can we have more input from you please?

Maybe just pick a 'pen name' so we can follow your posts/your thinking.

I for one would like to hear more


Mick O'Madain said...

As a contributor to CAFOD myself, with their vital humanitarian work worldwide, I see no reason to criticize it's ecological stance. We are after all called to be 'Stewards of Creation'. By the way, the opposite of do gooder's is surely doing 'bad'.ie doing evil. If anyone should have a problem with an invited speaker to their local church, it may be a good idea to have a word with them afterwards and discuss your concerns...

Bridget said...

Hey Emmett, didn’t you say you’ve always seen particular significance in the destruction or damage of churches? The lava engulfed the church of St. Pius X two days ago.

I was reading through your old blog post about Pope St. Pius X and the indefectibility of the Church, and you had this to say which was pretty interesting.

“The indefectibility of the Church was upheld by Pope St. Pius X himself, which is a sad irony, since it is this saintly pontiff who lends his name to the SSPX - one of the chief sources of the current opposition to the pontificate of Pope Francis.”

P5borel said...

If Fr. Michel Rodrigue's latest message is correct, St. Joseph is the Katechon and his restraining will end on Dec. 8th when the year of St. Joseph ends. St. Joseph's being the Katechon is an interesting idea. I had given up on trusting Fr. Rodrigue, but this message does seem plausible. What do you all think???

Catholic Prophets of the Apocalypse: Update on Fr Michel Rodrigue's Latest Message From St Gabriel!

PasserBy said...

@Mick O'Maidan -

This is a matter of import. CAFOD is not a 'humanitarian' organisation doing 'humanitarian' work. It is a Roman Catholic organisation doing the work of the Roman Catholic Church.

If that fits within someone definition of 'humanitarian', then fine.
But it is not a humanitarian exercise.

The Roman Catholic Church and Faith may have at various times shared interests with Ecological or Humanitarian or Socialist or Capitalist or Protestant or Hindu groups but that in no way whatsoever means we espouse or adhere or accept these ideologies/heresies in their totality.

This sort of unthinking, right-on-ism is nothing more than an expression of an individual intellectual confusion in these matters and their own personal desires to 'feel good' about themselves; "It makes me feel good to think this, so it must be Roman Catholic, like me!"

The Church, the Faith is not your plaything; you are subject to it, not the other way

We're not here to give the thumbs up to feelgood, bumper-sticker ideologies; we are the Roman Catholic Church. Its about time people started to man-up and accept that responsibility.

(@Emmett - I think I've been very nice and restrained here.)

Jason R. said...

Hey Mick, I could not agree with you more. My late wife was Lakota and their spirituality all revolves around us owning nothing, not a single possession, that all we have is on loan from the Creator for us to use, from the clothes on our backs to the ecosystem itself. They used to have a once-a-year ceremony for each band where everyone placed every possession out in from of their tipi or lodge and anyone took anything they wanted from everyone else. It eliminated poverty, dissuaded greed, but those were just some fringe benefits, the main thing was that it was a tangible acknowledgement that everything we have is God's, not ours, and we have a responsibility to take care of that which He has entrusted to us as well.

If we don't take care of it it will not take care of us (and with our economic systems relying on unlimited growth to function, it's only common sense that it is the irresistible force meeting the immovable object of a world made up of delicate balances and finite resources that we are rapidly running out of, things that are vital to the way Western liberal democratic societies function, and we're running out of a whole lot of those things).

She wasn't a Christian but she studied the Bible and liked to point out that the most proper translation from Genesis is not that man has dominion over the Earth and all its creatures, but a stewardship, same as it says about men having stewardship over women, that is, an obligation to take care of them, as we are similarly called to take care of the Earth, plants, animals, etc. I guess people can believe what they want to believe, but the clock is ticking.

I've given up trying to convince people who don't believe climate change is real that it is; by this point if someone can't accept the overwhelming evidence of what's happening to the planet than my own breath would just be wasted, but the idea that even being *concerned* with our ecosystem (we only have one of them, and we are on target to having a world that by 2100 will only be able to support ~250 million people tops, and there is nothing in prophecy or scripture that discounts such a possibility, in fact, I think Revelations give hints of this being something that could happen), that even being concerned about the state of the environment is somehow bad is simply mind-boggling to me, but I guess we'll all see how things go over the next ~30 years or so.

Bridgit, thanks so much for sharing that good news about a Bishop converting to Catholicism!! That reminded me of a few of us that were expecting some big event around England's Rededication as the Dowry of Mary, either around that time or to come, that leads to England's conversion (and I suppose Brexit, and I'm still shocked how the Covid Pandemic seems to coincide so closely to the Rededication). That all somehow dropped off my radar until you mentioned this Bishop coming home...thank you!

Oh, for an easy to use free astronomy app (mine is in Android but I'm guessing there's an Apple one, too) I really like SkySafari. To get POV from other stars and planets you have to pay 4 bucks, but the free app itself can show different astronomical events (users can share online, so you can download for free things to watch like the Big Dipper developing between ~170,000BC, skipping in 1000 year increments, right up until today and into the future, as one interesting one out of many). There's probably many other ones that are probably better, but I really like SkySafari, it's got the standard "look at the sky with my phone" app that's great for things like when I watched the Perseids meteor shower wayyy out in the country, and there were so many stars visible it was hard to even locate easy things like the Big Dipper or Orion without it! IT's very easy to use, or to set to certain dates like the 2029 alignment.

Mary ELlen said...

Hi Emmett,
Our Bible Study group is doing the Concentration to St. Joseph. In an article I read outside of Fr. Calloway’s book the author interpreted the restraining force not as the Holy Spirit, but referred to the restrainer as St. Joseph. It went on to say that when he is removed the Blessed Mother comes forth to battle Lucifer. The article even mentioned this may happen on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We don’t know the day or the hour. St. Joseph was the protector of the Christ child so may he also be the restrainer, the protector of Christ’s Church? This makes sense to as the Holy Family is likened to an earthly Trinity. Four days before 12/8/21, on 12/4/21 there is to be a Total Solar Eclipse, the sign of Jonah, the sign of repentance. We have been told by the seers in Medjugorje that Fr. Ljubicic will announce three days in advance, or on 12/1/21 or 12/2/21, the Warning. This is when we are to see ourselves as God sees us. Will the Warning occur on the day of the Total Solar Eclipse on 12/4/21? Four days after the total solar eclipse is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 12/8/21, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Blessed Mother. Will this bring people to Baptism and Confession? Then four days later is 12/12/21, the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which we associate with mass conversions. We should not wait to get to confession and to bring people to the Lord for baptism and repentance. God bless us all!

Mary ELlen said...

Consecration, not concentration!

Tom Collick said...

Please read the message of Father Michele Rodrigue that he sent to Dr. Daniel O'Connor this past week. It bears heavily on this conversation.

Unknown said...

I found it interesting Archbishop Vigano stated in a letter recently that Pope Benedict is the "Restrainer" spoken of in Scripture. Prior to reading that, I see felt inspired in prayer that upon his death, the Door of Mercy would close, and the Door of Justice would open. My daughter, unaware of all this stated that she heard the Blessed Mother in her prayer say she was preparing Pope Benedict himself and us for his death. I believe we will be seeing God's hand soon.

samuelj said...

Unknown, would you have more on this letter from Vigano and the Benedict/restrainer connection?

Unknown said...

I have only read Viganos letters on LifeSite News. There are also interviews he has done. I will look when I can, but that is where I read it.

Mary ELlen said...

Pope Francis opened the Door of Mercy on Dec. 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and closed it on Nov. 20, 2016.

The feast of all Saints and all Souls will have happened on Nov. 1st and 2nd. Then comes the Feast of Hanukkah beginning on 11/28/21 at sundown. It is said they were remembering the Feast of Sukkot that they did not get to celebrate due to the Maccabean Revolt. Sukkot is the feast of the first fruits of the Harvest. Will this be a time of harvest as we move from Hanukkah to a possible announcement of the warning on 12/1/21, to the Solar Eclipse on 12/4/21, the sign of Jonah-a sign of repentance. When the sun is darkened will we see Christ’s crucifix in the heavens, the Warning of which they speak? Will the restrainer be taken away and will the Blessed Mother come forward on her journey to triumph over Satan on 12/8/21, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception? Will we be ready to assist our Blessed Mother? Pray for God’s grace that he will strengthen us in his virtues of faith, love, fidelity, Courage, obedience, chastity, and that we will hold tight to the Sacred and Immaculate hearts of Jesus and Mary and ask for the protection of St. Joseph.

Matthew 24: 9 (Then they will hand you over to persecution, and they will kill you.). This is happening to Christians all over the world. The dead in Christ will rise first. So too, we must also be prepared, for at an hour we do not expect, the Son of Man will come. Jesus, we trust in you.

On 09/23/17 we saw Rev. 12 in the dawn sky foretelling of the second coming of Christ. He is coming. Be ready.

Unknown said...

Kat(echon) is compound word. Acts 8:7 and Acts 16:16 speak of those who 'had'(echon) or were 'possessed' of an unclean spirit. Rev.9:1-12 speaks of the Abyss being opened along with the King of Abbadon, the Destroyer. It is conjecture that this will unleash 'the man of lawlessness' spoken of in 2 Thess. 2:3,and who is being 'restrained' or 'held back' until now.

Now, whether 'the star out of heaven' which is given the key to open the Abyss (Rev.9:1-2)is 'the restrainer', is just plain conjecture. It is important to remember, by two or witnesses a thing is established, for prophecy is not of private interpretation. God sent to Israel three prophets announcing the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. Jeremiah, Daniel and Ezekiel.

Unknown said...

So, Kat(down,below)echon (have, hold) could be speaking of the angel or king of Abaddon, or Apollyon (Rev.9:11) who is held down in the Abyss, more specifically in the 'shaft' of the Abyss.(Rev.9:2)from which smoke from like a great furnace arises The anti-christ is called the 'son of perdition', that is the son of 'apoleias' (destruction). This Greek word, is derived from the word for Apollyon of Rev.9:11. Judas Iscariot is also called the 'son of pedition', that is the son of 'apoleias' (John 17:12)

Thus, another possible perspective on 'the restrainer' who holds down the anti-christ, the son of 'perdition', or 'destruction' who ascends from the Abyss (Rev.17:8,11) when 'the star from heaven' releases the angel, or king of Abaddon, Appolyon.

Duke said...

So I read the letter from Fr. Michel Rodrigue suggested above, and I find it really interesting that the restrainer is St. Joseph. It also connects with Archbishop Vigano's theory of Benedict XVI being the restrainer, as he is nearing death, especially now, when broken by Pope Francis' destruction of his entire legacy (Summorum Pontificum and hermeneutic of continuity). And what is Benedict's name? Joseph!

Duke said...

Just to clarify, Fr. Michel thinks that the restrainer will be "removed" on December 8th, 2021, when the year of St. Joseph ends.

Unknown said...

St. John of the Cross writes that private revelations, dreams, locutions and the like should remain private. Why? Because they can be from one's own imagination, from the evil one, or actually from God. If they are from God, they will impress upon the memory over a length of time within one's own spirit. Such 'revelations' will not exalt but humble the individual into praying for one's own conversion, for the body of Christ, and for the unbelieving world.

It is enough to focus on this teaching of Jesus Christ: "You have heard that it has been said, 'you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy', but I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be the children of your Father in heaven. For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends His rain on the just and the unjust...therefore, be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect." And in what way are we to be perfect as our heavenly Father? He shows mercy towards the evil and the good through His Son who died for all of us who are/were enemies of God, and even prayed for his persecutors while dying on the cross of our salvation.

PasserBy said...

Keep it coming Unknown.

Youre the only sane one on here atm...

Azadi said...

One aspect of the authentic Great Monarch prophecies, as opposed to the royalist folklore or forgeries of the nineteenth century - whether Western or Eastern Catholic - which I think is worthy of note, is the idea that the Great Monarch might be of economically poor birth status or humble estate, as well as coming from relative or total obscurity.

This is a very common 'theme' and you can see it in a number of Eastern Orthodox prophecies too: for instance, a ninth century prophetic exegesis of Daniel, which states that "from the city called Rebel City [they] find there someone by divine revelation in the midst of it carrying two coins in order to receive crumbs. And they will seize him, whose name is in the thirtieth chapter, and lead him to Akrodunion. And there they will anoint him forthwith emperor".

Here the Great Monarch is depicted, literally, as a beggar and, indeed, in the later Cento of the True Emperor from the 14th century he is actually named "the much-discussed beggar and chosen emperor, known and unknown". Other prophecies do not go quite as far in describing him as an actual 'down-and-out' but there is a clear consensus that he will be from poor and working class stock, as the Cento notes: "he is intelligent and knows many things, he has foresight and is cognizant of the text of prophecies, which he relates to others and shares that information with others; his nose is a little curved; the eyes are prominent. He is poor, his hair is cut short and he is dressed in poor clothing which is used for custodial work."

Likewise, the tenth century prophecy of St. Andrew the Fool from Constantinople again reiterates that he will rise from poverty: "in the last days God the Lord will raise a king from poverty and he will reign in justice; he will become agreeable to everyone through charity, and will abolish every war, and he will take care that the poor become rich. And there will be peace in the way it was in Noah’s days."

Once again, the character trait described here is consistent with many of the Western prophecies of the Latin Church, which also emphasize his very lowly origins. To cite only one example among many, there is a curial prophecy of the Last Emperor from the thirteenth century English Cistercian Cardinal John of Toledo, dating from the 1250-60s:

"A new king will come and will prostrate the whole world, To vanquish with horror of war the farthest region. He hastens from the high and craggy mountains, From an unhoped-for source, a mild man without guile. Poor in resources, rich in goodness, richest in his Bountiful understanding. Because of his merit God will be his seer. He will conquer the Sicilians and the evil tribe of the Savage Frederick. They will not be named any more. He will rebuild all the things which the harsh Frederick, His savage shoot, and its successor overthrew. Under the guidance of the Pope he will put the Romans in sore straits; They will strengthen Rome and thus bear the burden. After that, by battle they will drag the followers of Mohammed to Christ. So that there will be one flock and one shepherd. You, my companions, have confidence that all these things Were revealed to me."

Translated from 0. Halder-Egger, "ltalienische Prophetieen,"' Neues Archiv (1905), 30:383-84. ​

I have noticed a tendency, based on some spurious prophecies widely distributed on the internet (but not authentically medieval), for people to speculate on Great Monarch candidates by scouring the ranks of Catholic royal dynasties or deposed-in-exile houses, such as the Hapsburgs.

All of these persons, including those belonging to the deposed royal houses, are wealthy.

According to the witness of the authentic prophecies, the consensus is that the real Great Monarch will be like King David, Cyrus the Great and Our Lord Jesus Himself - hailing from a poor, humble background with few economic resources prior to his ascent to power and fame.

John Fitzgerald said...

@Azadi - Yes, that's very interesting. Very probable too. Like yourself, and as the prophecies you quote suggest, I too expect the GM to arise from a humble/working class background. The only thing I'd add is that I don't think that necessarily precludes a royal or noble lineage. St.Joseph himself belonged to the Royal House of David yet he wasn't living in a palace but working as a carpenter at the time of the Incarnation. Our Lady too, I've heard, was likewise of royal descent yet lived a very ordinary life up to the day of the Annunciation.

J.R.R. Tolkien explores this motif beautifully in The Lord of the Rings, where Aragorn, who' very much a GM figure - maybe even a foreshadowing of the real-time GM to come - spends the first part of the book with the vast majority of folk completely unaware of who he is. The royal line from which he descends has long fallen into obscurity. He is seen by most as an eccentric wanderer and something of an oddball.

It's the same now. In today's topsy-turvy world, where so much that is base is lauded and so much that is noble is disregarded and despised, it's quite conceivable that the GM could be among us right now - in the pub, at church, in the job-centre - unaware as yet, as is everyone else, of the high destiny God has given him.

He could be the next person you speak to. He could be standing or sitting right next to you now. He could indeed be you.

PasserBy said...

@Azadi - good post.

@John Fitzgerald - good reply. But arent most people in Europe descended from some royal or other;statistically speaking at any rate.

To mash both of your posts together, I have written many times that the family lineage, sobriquets and other qualities and characteristics applied to the GM are clues to his identity and values.

So, for example, his comparison to King Pepin refers to his (Pepins) defence of the Papacy, expansion of his empire and his being undefeated in war.

By the same token his being called King of the Franks, reigning over Portugal and such like, clearly are not real attributes, rather indicate that he will be somehow elected to a position in Europe.

People take far too much of these prophecies literally rather than understanding their symbolic and spiritual meanings; the French neo-Monarchists being a perfect example.

Azadi said...

@John Fitzgerald and @PaserBy

Good responses from both of you, I concur!

Back in 2013, a team of geneticists led by Peter Ralph and Graham Coop statistically calculated that all living Europeans are descended from exactly the same people. Basically put, everyone alive in the ninth century who sired descendants is the ancestor of every living European today, including Charlemagne, Drogo, Pippin and Hugh.

So, for the Charlemagne - Pepin dimension of the prophecies (quite apart from their symbolic and spiritual application), they indicate little other than that the GM will be European - or at least of European heritage.

With that being said, I do not preclude that the Great Monarch could be both working class by birth and also descended from a more recent royal lineage (i.e. post-16th century). There is many a family genealogical research endeavour that has discovered this for the average Joe, through a so-called 'gateway' ancestor - such as a 17th century baron or some such, which then leads directly on to royalty further back in the pedigree.

I guess what I was really trying to emphasize is that it's fruitless to actively be 'looking' for the GM among the ranks of the presently famous, as some are - before his time, just as it would have been to do so for David the sheep-herder son of Jesse from his nondescript village in ancient Israel, prior to the prophet Samuel locating and annointing him by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Many of the authentic prophecies (those we can verifiably trace to medieval provenance, through academic scholarship on the matter) consistently indicate that he will be of humble birth and largely, or completely, unknown before his time - just like Our Lord, son of the carpenter of Nazareth, was.

We will all know of the GM, if his advent is within our lifetimes, when he achieves what God in his divine plan has preordained him to achieve.

Consider his typological predecessors in the Old Testament, after whom the Great Monarch will be patterned: in the First Book of Samuel chapter 16, King Saul is the ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Israel, when God suddenly directs the prophet Samuel to go to the obscure village of Bethlehem and anoint a mere shepherd-boy and musician, the youngest son of the farmer Jesse, as the new King:

"The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.”... But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”...

Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.”

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward." ​

(1 Samuel 16:1-13)​

This poor, unknown young man tending his father's flock in the fields, then goes on to defeat Goliath and unify Israel and Judah, establishing the United Kingdom's capital in Jerusalem which will henceforth be known forever as the Holy City and inaugurating the new dynasty from which, centuries later, the Son of God himself will issue in the same village of Bethlehem - again as the son of poor parents, Joseph the carpenter and his young wife Mary, Our Lady.

Azadi said...

This dynamic, his ascent from poverty, coheres with one of the most important themes of Sacred Scripture referred to by the Virgin Mary, Our Lady, in her Magnificat in Luke:

And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty."

(Luke 1:46-53)​

Azadi said...

@John Fitzgerald I also think that's a very pertinent point about Aragorn.

To me, Tolkien Lord of the Rings (and its immense popularity among today's youth and younger generations to this day, with Amazon Prime's upcoming TV adaption of the Second Age part of the Silmarillion), is quite possibly providential - inasmuch as it has inseminated the longing for such an archetypal figure, and subtly implanted Catholic moral values, right at the heart of modern secular consumerist culture.

Like seeds of the Word, preparing the way - without being in any way 'overt'. As Tolkien himself noted: “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like ‘religion’, to cults or practices, in the imaginary world. For the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism.” (L:172)

Many fans of Tolkien's Middle-Earth universe and The Lord of the Rings are unaware that he explicitly conceptualised the "progress of the tale" to reflect a fictionalised, fantasy version of the re-establishment of the undivided (west and east) Roman Empire in Europe.

Aragorn is very much modelled after Charlemagne, while Gandalf is an exemplar of the papacy and the highly priestly office. Arnor is akin to Northern Europe - Britain, Scandinavia, France, Germany and Central Europe - whilst Gondor is akin to southern Europe - as for instance Italy, Greece, Spain and Turkey (Byzantium).

That Gandalf crowns Aragorn the new King of the Reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor, which re-imposes a single political system over most of northern and southern Middle-Earth that is honoured even beyond its borders as the High Kingdom of Men, is not accidental. Tolkien intended it to mirror Pope Leo III's coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor of Christendom.


Azadi said...

The signs are hardly subtle, for even the modestly discerning eye. In the first instalment, The Fellowship of the Ring, we find this tantalising little poem that prophesies a royal restoration:

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king​

When Aragorn finally assumes the long lost throne of both the vanished, dismembered lands of the former kingdom of Arnor and that of Gondor - which had been ruled by stewards without a monarch for centuries - and joins them together again into one great realm just like his ancestors Elendil and Isildur ruled over, it must be noted that this is a supranational realm that covers the entirety of a landmass that Tolkien considered to be analogous to continental Europe.

Tolkien wrote in a letter that “the action of the story takes place in the North-west of ‘Middle-earth’, equivalent in latitude to the coastlands of Europe and the north shores of the Mediterranean… If Hobbiton and Rivendell are taken (as intended) to be at about the latitude of Oxford, then Minas Tirith, 600 miles south, is about at the latitude of Florence. The Mouths of Anduin and the ancient city of Pelargir are at about the latitude of ancient Troy… The progress of the tale ends in what is far more like the re-establishment of an effectively Holy Roman Empire with its seat in Rome.” (The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, p. 376).

In Tolkien’s long letter to Milton Waldman (also in The Letters of JRRT), the author explicitly makes a correlation of Gondor to Byzantium, writing that “in the south Gondor rises to a peak of power, almost reflecting Númenor, and then fades slowly to a decayed Middle Age, a kind of proud, venerable, but increasingly impotent Byzantium.” (p. 157).


But, from its original inception as a myth for England, the legendarium grew much larger in scope and significance. The story, especially The Lord of the Rings, became much more than a myth for any one people or nation.

It, instead, became a myth for the restoration of Christendom. ​

With the return of the king, Aragorn, to his rightful throne, Tolkien argued, the "progress of the tales ends in what is far more like the re-establishment of an effective Holy Roman Empire with its seat in Rome." Considering the intense religiosity of Tolkien and his belief that God led him to and through the mythology, it would be difficult for the devout Roman Catholic to conclude otherwise.

His myth, he hoped, would help impede the rise of nationalism.

Witnessing unification in the United States, Germany, and Italy, [Catholic] Whig historian Lord Acton stressed that the rise of nationalism would quickly mean the end of Christendom and western ideals regarding the sovereign person created in the image of God. "Christianity rejoices at the mixture of races," he wrote in his famed essay "Nationalism." Paganism, however, "identifies itself with their differences, because truth is universal, errors various and particular."

Though writing in 1862, Acton seemingly understood that a Nietzsche would soon arise. "By making the State and the nation commensurate with each other in theory," Acton continued, those deemed inferior will be "exterminated, or reduced to servitude, or outlawed, or put in a condition of dependence."​

John Fitzgerald said...

@Azadi - Those are superb comments - enlightening,informative and edifying. I first heard of the Great Monarch in July 1981 (I was 9 years old) in a Sunday newspaper's serialisation and adaptation of the prophecies of Nostradamus. I remember thinking as I read it, 'Thank God for the Great Monarch', and he's a figure who's stayed with me since.

The Lord of the Rings is much in my mind at the moment. I've recently embarked on a slow, meditative rereading - just 4 pages a day - from Michaelmas to (if all goes well) the great feast of John the Baptist at midsummer. I'm very much reading it through the prism of what we're talking about here - the Return of the King, the restoration of the Empire, which is the earthly reflection of the Heavenly order, and the reorientation of society towards the Divine. That's why I started with the appendices, which, as you know, put Aragon's life in the wider context of his sacred, kingly mission.

Pax Christi,


PasserBy said...

I cannot say what a joy it is to have educated and considered commentary on this site.
It really does make a world of difference.

@John Fitz - Are you the same John from Sale/Timperley in Manchester who used to have a blog?

@Azadi - are there any other blogs/forums you could recommend?

John Fitzgerald said...

@PasserBy - Thanks very much! The same to you. Yes, I'm from Didsbury actually though we live in North Wales now. I did have a blog - it's still there - 'Deep Britain and Europe' - but I gave it up in the summer. I wàs getting too fixated with it - obsessed with how many/few readers I had - and I felt it was keeping me from fully focusing on the longer, more substantial piece of work I'm engaged with now. I'm not like Emmett! I felt that if I wasn't posting every couple of weeks then I'd become a 'forgotten man.' I saw the scale of my own insecurity and egotism and changed course. Now I just make the odd comment on blogs like this. I only wish I could make a living from it!

PasserBy said...

@John - I knew the name rang a bell.

Anyways, I'm gonna throw out some thoughts as they occur to me on the subject of this Great Monarch / Katechon so I cannot guarantee coherence, ok?

The idea that the GM will walk with a limp is widely known. I'm thinking that as well as being a physical attribute, this may be a reference to Jacob fighting with God at Peniel.
After this Jacob walked with a limp.
To my mind this symbolises someone struggling with their faith which I think may be an indicator of the GMs character.

More random nuggets to follow as they occur to me...

Jason R. said...

I read a really interesting book seven years ago the does quite a deep dive on The Lord of the Rings as allegory for the GM, etc., so this is exciting to read that other people have made that connection.

I'm not advocating any of the idea in the book, nothing like that, but I thought some folks might find it as intriguing a read as I did (it's available here on the author's blog site as a free e-book download):

Of interest might be another book available there by the some author that filled in a whole lotta blanks for me called "WE ARE WARNED: The Prophecies of Marie-Julie Jahenny", again available as a free e-book.

Emmett, I hope it's okay to be recommending other books on your blog? I could understand if that isn't kosher considering your own work, but I really found these complements to "Unveiling The Apocalypse" that I stumbled across while doing further research after reading your own much more scholarly book. If it's impolite of me or just not proper in whichever way please delete this post, I wouldn't want to step on your own work on these overlapping subjects!

PasserBy said...

I'm just going to stick with the limp for now, because I believe those clever seers imbud it with much more meaning than initially seems.

Perhaps Azari could comment on that one? I understand its some German folk writing, if memory serves.

While I acknowledge that the authenticity of these writings remains.... questionable, in tandem with some other prophecies they indicate the Monarch figure will at least originate in England. I use it only to illustrate that there may be hidden or misunderstood information both symbolic and actual in the simplest of phrases.

The quote is something along the lines of the 'King mounts his horse on the right because he is lame'.
This line, as well as alluding to the Monarchs 'limp' may indicate where he comes from - within Europe only the UK drives on the left and so has the driver entering on the right. Thus the fact that he 'mounts his horse on the right' is a crucial indicator not an incidental detail.

Jason R. said...

Hmmm, this may be pushing it even more, I don't want to be cannibalizing any readership, but the same author also has another blog that is a really good quick reference guide to all the prophecies through the centuries on the GM and AP as well. Again, not endorsing any of her own interpretations or anything like that, it's just a good resource.

Tom Collick said...

From what I have read the Great Emperor is supposed to be an officer in the French army who God give favor to. He is prophesized to be of the line of Saint Luis and the Austrian Hapsburgs. Currently there is only one man that belongs to both lines known.
I believe that Pope Francis is the Holy pope. I know many feel he is deviating from the faith, but we do not know if God is ordering these moves and is testing the church.

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Mick O'Madain said...

Just putting one thing straight there from passer by

This line, as well as alluding to the Monarchs 'limp' may indicate where he comes from - within Europe only the UK drives on the left and so has the driver entering on the right. Thus the fact that he 'mounts his horse on the right' is a crucial indicator not an incidental detail.

Ireland drives on the left too..

MyronM said...

@Bridget, you ask who is the Great Monarch? Below you will find an initial answer to this question in my comment posted on the blog

[quote] Anonymous said: "Is it possible that the rule of this peace loving English king [Edward the Confessor] who ruled his kingdom in holiness, peace, justice, and charity until his death could be a foreshadowing of the future "Pax Mariana"; ...?
Your intuition is right, Anonymous! You probably know the story, but read again Since this ring was offered by the king, St. John the Evangelist became the mystical king of England, and he revealed this to two English pilgrims in the Holy Land in the Lord's year 1065. St. King Edward died on January 5, 1066, on the eve of the Epiphany, commemorating the visit of the three kings from the East with the king of the Universe, Jesus Christ. Also st. Joseph of the royal lineage of David was present there. So it can be said that there were four kings and the alleged fifth, that is, the consort of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
King Edward's sapphire is stuck in the Maltese cross atop of the Imperial State Crown, which only confirms that England / Great Britain mystically belongs to St. John the Evangelist. England is also a dowry of the Virgin Mary. The act of donation of England as a dowry was officially made by King Richard II on June 13, 1381.
For the second time, St. John the Evangelist appeared in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in a town called Knock on August 21, 1879. St. John appeared there in the company of the Blessed Virgin, who holds the crown of England in dowry, and in the company of St. Joseph. The latter played a passive role there to indicate the nature of the mutual relationship between the active heroes of this event, that is, John the Evangelist reading the sealed Book of the Apocalypse, and the Blessed Virgin as the orant. The Crown of England binds these two together like a king and a queen!
On the same day, that is August 21, 1879, the image of the Virgin Mary was coronated in La Salette, and in fact it was the coronation of the Eldest Daughter of the Church. It happened in the Dauphiné, because the Holy Virgin appeared there as a Dauphine (regional dress!) in search of her spouse, the Dauphin. The coronation in La Salette AD1879 announces the coronation of the Eldest Son of the Church, who is still unknown by name, i.e. the arch-Christian king of France. We know only that he is a type of the beloved disciple of the Lord John the Theologian, the disciple who took the Blessed Virgin into his home, just as Saint Joseph did. This still unknown ruler will be king not only of all christianitas, but of all inhabited earth.
The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima took place on October 13, 1917, the feast of Saint Edward the Confessor, commemorating the translation of his relics on October 13, AD1263 (and October 13, AD1269). In Fatima, next to the Woman Clothed with the Sun, appeared successively: Our Lord Jesus Christ and St. Joseph with the Holy Child. It was not a spectacle like in a kaleidoscope: first the Lord Jesus as a mature man, and then the same Jesus Christ as a boy. No, that's not the point. This Holy Child is the announcement of the revelation of the person of the great monarch of the end times, the mystical spouse of the Blessed Virgin, the monarch of all Christianitas and of all inhabited earth, as it is presented in the Apocalypse, as commented on by the Fathers of the Church, as has been portrayed in numerous prophecies.
Dear Anonymous, your intuition is correct! [quote ends]

MyronM said...

@Azadi [Oct. 10th] said: "Here the Great Monarch is depicted, literally, as a beggar..."
If you already know the story of the King Edward's Ring, then note that St. John the Evangelist asked the king for alms (and was given a ring) when the Monarch went to dedicate the church bearing the name of the same St. John in a place later called Havering (now part of London)! Metaphorically, this means that an unknown beggar, but par excelence a Catholic, will become the legal ruler of England and receive the imperial crown of the state, because this royal jewel-amethyst is bound with this Maltese cross on top of that crown. Your intuition does not mislead you!

MyronM said...

@John Fitzgerald said [Oct. 10th]:
"He [the GM] could be the next person you speak to." Your intuition does not mislead you!

John Fitzgerald said...


This piece by Emmett (21/11/11) is very germane to this discussion - King Edward's vision of a 'Second Pentecost' which will begin in England -

Edward's sanctity is attested to by Shakespeare in Act 4 Scene 3 of Macbeth. Malcolm is talking here of the King's ability to cure disease ...

... A most miraculous work in this good King;
which often, since my here-remain in England,
I have seen him do. How he solicits heaven,
Himself best knows, but strangely-visited people,
All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye,
The mere despair of surgery, he cures,
Hanging a golden stamp about their necks,
Put on with holy prayers: and 'tis spoken,
To the succeeding royalty he leaves
The healing benediction. With this strange virtue,
He hath a heavenly gift of prophecy,
And sundry blessings hang about his throne,
That speak him full of grace.

Healing and prophecy are associated with the Great Monarch too, of course, and these are traits we see very much highlighted (as we've been speaking about recently) in the figure of Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings. I'm reading the e-book you mentioned, Jason, about The LOTR and prophecies of the GM. The writing-style doesn't flow very well in my view but the content's very insightful and revealing.

MyronM said...

@John Fitzgerald
I posted a comment on your blog (very valuable articles you write) Although I am not an Englishman, I appreciate your homeland very much for the spiritual content of its Christian history (Edward the Confessor, Our Lady of Walsingham on Wembley on Pentecost AD1982, Simon Stock, Thomas More, John Fisher, etc, etc) and most importantly because the Holy Virgin has accepted England as a dowry. Two years ago I wrote a longer text about the 'British Solar Eclipse' on 3/2 July 2019 - you will find quite a lot of observations of Great Britain from a continental point of view. The text is long (over 60,000 characters), so I won't post it as a comment on ' deep Britain & Europe '- I only put the first page there.

PasserBy said...

Lets have a look at another quote, this time from St Hildegard (one of my favourite saints, as it happens!)

Peace will return when the Lily ascend the Throne again. The land will be very productive.

Now this one is incomplete to me, perhaps some of you can help.

I'll start at the end with the quote about the land being 'very productive'.
What does that mean? Why would it be relevant to anything?
Odd, no?

Well, to my mind, it indicates that there will be a huge amount of death.
Bodies will be buried and blood spilled everywhere, thus the soil will be fertile with the corpses of men.

But the bit about the Lily and the Throne....again?
Surely the only Throne of consequence to Hildegard would be the Throne of Peter?
Thus the Lily occupying it 'again' is a clue to what Pope might be seated?

Is there a Pope associated with the Lily who has occupied the Throne of Peter before?
Any help here?

MyronM said...

@PasserBy said: another quote, this time from St Hildegard...
"Peace will return when the Lily ascend the Throne again. The land will be very productive."

Cumbre Vieja volcano, or rather Cabeza de Vaca (= Cow's Head), exploded on September 19, 2021, at 3:12 PM (local time), exactly at the same time of day that 175 years ago the Blessed Virgin appeared to children grazing cattle in La Salette. Melanie and Maximim grazed 8 cows (not sheep!). September 19, 1846 was Saturday, that is St. Mary's Day, and September 19 this year was Sunday, or Lord's Day. First, take note of this 'Saturday - Sunday' coincidence (that is, Our Lady gives way to Our Lord), and now read the first message of Notre Dame de la Salette:
"Come near, my children, be not afraid; I am here to tell you great news. If my people will not submit, I shall be forced to let fall the arm of my Son. It is so strong, so heavy, that I can no longer withhold it. For how long a time do I suffer for you! If I would not have my Son abandon you, I am compelled to pray to him without ceasing; and as to you, you take not heed of it. However much you pray, however much you do, you will never recompense the pains I have taken for you."
If the Cow's Head on the island of La Palma started pouring fiery lava on the anniversary of the apparition in La Salette, it means that Our Lady will no longer resist the punishing hand of her Son, and He has entrusted this task (punishing) to the Prince of the Angelic Hosts, because the official name of this island is: San Miguel de La Palma! Conquistador Alonso de Lugo, sent by the Catholic Monarchs, landed in Tazacorte on September 29, 1492, and exactly 519 years later, the fiery Rock from the Cow's Head reached the ocean in the same Tazacorte, La Palma.
These Catholic Monarchs were then, five centuries ago, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. Who are these Catholic monarchs now who are the reason why the Fire-Rock appears on the island of San Miguel de La Palma on September 19 and joins the waters of the Ocean on September 29? You will find the answer in La Salette: The Holy Virgin, this Lys de France, the Eldest Daughter of the Church, appeared there in search of her spouse, the Great Monarch of the end times! When God reveals him to the world - after punishing mankind in an exemplary manner - then the prophecy of Saint Hildegard, quoted by you, PasserBy, and the prophecy of Our Lady of La Salette will come true:
[quote] "...the Lady continued:
If they are converted, the stones and rocks will change into mounds of wheat, and the potatoes will be self-sown in the land." [quote ends]

Oct. 26, Virgen del Amor Hermoso, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

These are still my preliminary remarks regarding the appearance of the Fire-Rock on La Palma. Suffice it to say that today is exactly the 50th anniversary of the eruption of the Teneguia volcano.
Source of my quotes:

dxv515 said...


That website calls the 1879 version a False Version of Melanie’s Secret.

I am not saying that the 2002 version published by is wrong - I'm saying that the 1879 gives more detail and is necessary to understand coming events.

I say both are written by Mélanie and if one ignores the 1879 version - they do so at their peril.

That website claims that their version that they published was translated and published in 2002: René Laurentin, Michel Corteville, Découverte du secret de la Salette, 2002. Includes scans of envelope and letter (front and reverse).

Melanie's response to

"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Mélanie

Mélanie Calvat died on 15 December 1904. This version that was published by was published 98 years after her death.

Mélanie foresaw that men would attack her 1879 published Secret.

You will notice that in the version published by does not mention:

1. Forerunner to the Antchrist.
2. 35 Years worth of Chastisements

It does mention a Great King:

From the same site: A great king will go up on the throne, and will reign a few years. Religion will re-flourish and spread all over the world, and there will be a great abundance, the world, glad not to be lacking nothing, will fall again in its disorders, will give up God, and will be prone to its criminal passions.

Here is the 1879 Secret on the Forerunner to the Antichrist (that is not in the 2002 Secret) :

“A forerunner of the Antichrist, with his troops gathered from several nations, will fight against the true Christ, the only Saviour of the world. He will shed much blood and will want to annihilate the worship of God to make himself to looked upon as a God. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

Here is the 1879 Secret on the 35 years worth of chastisements.

God will abandon mankind to itself and will send punishments which will follow one after the other for more than thirty-five years. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

Here is Mélanie's prophecy of the Two Popes + Great Pope + Great Monarch + Great Persecution of the Church:

"I didn't see, I don't see any Great Pope or Great Monarch before an extremely great tribulation, horrifying, terrible and general for all Christendom. But before that time, twice there will be a short lived peace; TWO shaky, servile, doubtful popes" Mélanie

Notice in the above words of Mélanie we must have:

1. TWO Popes
2. Death of TWO Popes
3. Rise of the Forerunner to the Antichrist
4. 35 Years worth of Chastisements
5. Persecution of the Church

If you ignore the 1879 version then you will look for a Great Monarch soon and in fact this Great Monarch of yours will be the Forerunner to the Antichrist.

The Great Monarch will not be manifested to the world until near the end of this 35 Years worth of Chastisements.

Forerunner to the Antichrist and his persecution of the Church will come first.

MyronM said...

@dxv515, could you please link to Melania Calvat's true secret?

dxv515 said...

Mark W said...

Interesting Cumbre Vieja news. No idea if this is true or not, and I've never heard of this first website before:

Kevin A Miller said...

I wanted to comment on the verse in Revelation: The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed.

I do wonder if the Great City may refer to Rome since Constantinople was "New Rome" and Moscow is known as the "Third Rome." All three cities - which serve as the base Patriarchate of Catholicism, Greek Orthodoxy, and Slavic Orthodoxy - are currently split from one another in terms of ecclesiology yet great efforts are being made in our current day to reconcile and reunite the Catholic communion and Orthodox communion back into the undivided Church of the first millennium.

Terry Nelson said...

Thank you Emmett for adding the detail concerning the "Tomb of Victor Emmanuel II in Rome. This tomb was modelled after the Pergamon Altar - the "Throne of Satan":" That certainly connects a few important dots for me. I have great respect for your work, your research, theories and collation.

Emmett O'Regan said...

The below post by Laramie Hirsch is definitely worth a read!

Leo D. Lion said...

thank you Emmett, how is your Doctorate studies/pursuit going?
How much longer before we have to address as Dr. Emmett O'Regan?
Well allow me to be the first, just in case all these end time scenarios listed here occur.
Dr. Emmett O'Regan, congratulations in advance.

I suggest most here stay close to the Sacraments of the Catholic Church.
Our Shepherds are quiet and Our Lord's Flock is wandering...

The Apocalypse. Thats a tough one. Alot of misinterpretation, impatience etc.
My suggestion... before you delve into it Pray to the Holy Spirit for Enlightenment.

But also so the same for the the Catholic Church approved visions of Blessed Mary, Virgin, Mother of God.

Fatima, Fatima, Fatima. Fatima is very important and continues today. Sure, there are those who will try to "bury" Our Lady of Fatima as old and obsolete. But Fatima revealed that war was a punishment for sin. And today's world is well embedded into sin culminated to an extent worse that at Noah's time and Sodom and Gomorrah.

Souls are being lost and that really causes Heaven to weep for that loving Holy Soul now doomed.

Our Lord Jesus had a plan from the beginning to help us in these modern sinful, censored times.
He appeared to St. Faustina and charged her with the monumental task to bring forth to all the world, veneration to His Divine Mercy which focuses on the 3 PM hour when His Heart was opened and His Blood and Water poured out for all humanity.

This Veneration to Our Lord, revealed through St. Faustina is very important to an individual and their family and close ones. Jesus spoke to St. Faustina many times while she was a nun. And Jesus instructed her to write it all down.

Jesus told her alot and revealed the Depths of His Mercy to her. It wasnt easy for St. Faustina, Jesus had to prepare her human being for all the Spiritual Armor and gave her the strength.

In the beginning St. Faustina kinda shied away from this enormous responsibility, buy Jesus warned he that He would hold her accountable for every Soul that was lost because of her lack of total comitment.

Well, thats enough for now. I truly Trust in Jesus. And beg / encourage all here to get a copy of St. Faustina's Diary and the Image of Jesus that He instructed her to paint.

You can save your soul, the souls of the dying and more with veneration and prayers to His Divine Mercy.

I myself for the last forty years attempted to correctly point to worldly events of either manmade or natural,,, and become alarmed that we are at the end of the end times.

So I found all those answers the bloggers are looking for by reading and dwelling in the Unfathomable Ocean of Our Lords Mercy. Try it... You'll like it.

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P5borel said...

Hi Emmett,

Forgive me if you have already answered this a million times before, but may I ask what you think the chances are of Cumbre Vieja sinking into the ocean causing the mega-tsunami happening on 9th or thereabouts, i.e. right after the close of the Year of St. Joseph who some view as the Katechon?

Secondly, how far inland off the coast of the USA do you think the tsunami waves will reach? (I live about one half hour from Washington DC and am trying to decide if I should conveniently perhaps be further inland on those days.]

Emmett O'Regan said...

I don't think that this event is going to happen until immediately before the reign of the Antichrist. The Antichrist will in turn only come to power after the period of the New Pentecost, which has yet to occur. So I'm not overly worried about the events happening at Cumbre Vieja right now.