(These prophecies were made by 1820 by Anna Katarina Emmerick (Anne
Emerich), a stigmatized Augustinian nun who bore the wounds of Christ on
her body and who lived many years solely on the Holy Communion until
she died. She was given many visions of our Blessed Lord and Lady including
their earthly lives, printed into books. Her life and the following prophecies
were recorded in The Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich by Rev. Carl Schmoeger,
C.SS.R., published in English in 1870 and reprinted in 1968 by Maria Regina
Guild, LA, California. )
THE GREAT APOSTASY IN THE PRESENT CHURCH - THE AGING POPE:
"Among the strangest things that I saw, were long
processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to
me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion
were shown by external deformities ... I saw what I believe to be nearly
all the bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound.
I also saw the Holy Father - God-fearing and prayerful. Nothing left to
be desired in his appearance, but he was weakened by old age and by much
suffering. His head was lolling from side to side, and it dropped onto
his chest as if he was falling asleep ...Then I saw that everything pertaining
to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upperhand, and the Catholic
religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering
but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed
to the work of destruction. In those days, Faith will fall very low, and
it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few
families which God has protected from disasters and wars. "
POPE JOHN PAUL II LEAVING ROME, THE CHURCH IN EXILE:
"... As we came nearer, however, the fire abated and we saw the blackened
building. We went through a number of magnificent rooms, and we finally
reached the Pope. He was sitting in the dark and slept in a large arm chair.
He was very ill and weak; he could no longer walk.The ecclesiastics in
the inner circle looked insincere and lacking in zeal; I did not like them.
I told the Pope of the bishops who are to be appointed soon. I told him
also that he must not leave Rome. If he did so, it would be chaos. He thought
that the evil was inevitable and he should leave in order to save many
things beside himself. He was very much inclined to leave Rome, and he
was insistently urged to do so. "
THE ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH INVADING ITALY AND ROME:
"I also saw the various regions of the earth. My Guide (Jesus) named
Europe and pointing to a small and sandy region, He uttered these words:
" Here is Prussia (East Germany), the enemy." Then He showed me another
place, to the north, and He said: "This is Moskva, the land of Moscow,
bringing many evils.'"
THE FALSE ECUMENICAL, HERETICAL CHURCH ESTABLISHED IN ROME:
"I saw also the relationship between two popes ... I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city of Rome. The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness...
"I had another vision of the great tribulation. It seems to me that
a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted. I
saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger
ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them, readily
did what was demanded. It was as if people were splitting into two camps.
"I saw that many pastors allowed themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to the Church. They were building a great, strange, and extravagant Church. Everyone was to be admitted in it in order to be united and have equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, sects of every description. Such was to be the new Church ... But God had other designs. "
"I saw again the strange big church that was being built there in Rome. There was nothing holy in it. I saw this just as I saw a movement led by Ecclesiastics to which contributed angels, saints, and other Christians. But there in the strange big church all the work was being done mechanically according to set rules and formulae. Everything was being done according to human reason ...I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it, and they seemed very successful. I di not see a single Angel nor a single saint helping in the work. But far away in the background, I saw the seat of the cruel people armed with spears, and I saw a laughing figure which said: " Do build it as solid as you can; we will pull it to the ground."
"I saw again the new and odd-looking church which they were trying
to build. There was nothing holy about it ... People were kneading
bread in the crypt below ... but it would not rise, nor did they receive
the body of our Lord, but only bread. Those who were in error, through
no fault of their own, and who piously and ardently longed for the Body
of Jesus were spiritually consoled, but not by their communion. Then my
Guide (Jesus) said: "This is Babel.(1)"
"I saw deplorable things: they were gambling, drinking, and talking in church; they were also courting women. All sorts of abominations were perpetrated there. Priests allowed everything and said Mass with much irreverence. I saw that few of them were still godly... All these things caused me much distress. "
DEVOUT CATHOLICS AND CLERGY BEING OPPRESSED:
"Then I saw an apparition of the Mother of God, and she said that the tribulation would be very great. She added that people must pray fervently with outstretched arms, be it only long enough to say three Our Fathers. This was the way her Son prayed for them on the Cross. They must rise at twelve at night, and pray in this manner; and they must keep coming to the Church. They must pray above all for the Church of Darkness to leave Rome... These were all good and devout people, and they did not know where help and guidance should be sought. There were no traitors and enemies among them, yet they were afraid of one another... "
"I saw more martyrs, not now but in the future ... I saw the secret sect relentlessly undermining the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible beast coming up from the sea. All over the world, good and devout people, especially the clergy, were harassed, oppressed, and put into prison ... "
"Whole Catholic communities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and deprived of their freedom. I saw many churches closed down, great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took violent action. But it did not last long... "
THE INTERCESSION FROM BLESSED VIRGIN AND KING HENRY, THE VICTORS:
"I had a vision of the holy Emperor Henry. I saw him at night
kneeling alone at the foot of the main altar in a great and beautiful church
... and I saw the Blessed Virgin coming down all alone. She laid on the
altar a red cloth covered with white linen. She placed a book inlaid with
precious stones. she lid the candles and the perpetual lamp. Then came
the Saviour Himself clad in priestly vestments. He was carrying the chalice
and the veil. Two angels were serving Him and two more were following ...
Although there was no altar bell, the cruets were there. The wine was as
red as blood, and there was also some water. The Mass was short. The Gospel
of St. John was not read at the end (2).
When the Mass had ended, Mary came up to Henry, and she extended her right
hand towards him, saying that it was in recognition of his purity. Then
she urged him not to falter. Thereupon I saw an angel, and he touched the
sinew of his hip, like Jacob. Henry was in great pain; and from that day
on he walked with a limp ... "
"Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows of enemy soldiers. During the battle, the Blessed Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit armor. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs. "
THE CHURCH SHALL BE VICTORIOUS, REBUILT, AND MORE GLORIOUS THAN EVER:
"I was in such distress that I cried out to Jesus with all
my might, imploring His mercy... He said , among other things, that this
translation of the church from one place to another meant that she would
seem to be in complete decline. But she would rise again; even if there
remained but one Catholic, the church would conquer again because she does
not rest on human counsels and intelligence. "
"When the Church had been for the most part destroyed by the secret sect, and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers enter the Church with the beast. There, they met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child because she walked slowly. At this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take but another step forward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the woman turned about and bowed down toward the Altar, her head touching the ground. Thereupon, I saw the beast taking to flight towards the sea again, and the enemies were fleeing in the greatest of confusion. Then, I saw in the great distance great legion approaching. In the foreground I saw a man on a white horse. Prisoners were set free and joined them. All enemies were pursued. Then, I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before. "
SUMMARY OF THE FUTURE EVENTS CONCERNING THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH:
Holy Father Pope John Paul II will be more isolated, surrounded by the inner heretic Ecclesiastics. He will leave Rome in the eve of foreign invasion, probably by Russians and Southern Muslims.
The Church of Rome shall be abandoned without leadership. Rome shall be occupied by aggressors. Clergy and faithful shall be persecuted.
Muslims and Orthodox shall promote an ecumenical church by electing a modernistic pope who will abandon Catholic Teaching and Tradition, rule by compromising and committee.
Blessed Mother shall help French Commander Henry who consecrates his life to her to a convincing victory against more powerful Muslim forces.
The period of peace shall be granted after World War. The Church
shall be rebuilt, ruled by a holy pope, "Glory of olive", given to us by
our Mother, and the Church shall be more glorious than ever.
(1) Similar Nostradamus's Prophecies:
II.30 The New Mass of many languages, the antichrist.
Un qui les dieux d'Annibal infernaux
Fera renaistre, effrayeur des humains
Oncq plus d'horreur ne plus dire journaux
Qu' advint viendra par Babel aux Romains
One whom the infernal gods of Annibal
Shall be reborn to terrorize mankind
Never greater horror have been reported
One shall come due to the Babel Mass given to the clergy
Comment: The Eastern or Muslim alliance shall be the modern Annibal
who shall invade and destroy Rome and persecute Christians in Europe.
The brutal invaders shall come as the direct consequence of the irreverence
to the Holy Mass or Holy Eucharist and due to the abandonment of the
Church's Teaching and Tradition. This quatrain amazingly describes accurately
the wrongful implementation of Vatican II begining with the introduction
of the New Mass and modern liturgical reforms which border with
(2) Before Vatican II, the Holy Mass was always
concluded with the reading from the Gospel of St. John. Thus this fact
was prophesied 200 years ago by Sr. Emmerick.