Many mystics and even scripture itself supports this idea that prior to the arrival of the anti-christ (the ultimate persecutor) there will be cataclysmic events that will shake the created order though natural disasters, wars, and spiritual attacks by satan and his minions who will extraordinary power. Many Marian apparitions speak to the chastisements that will come due to man's sinfulness (La Salette, Fatima, Akita, Our Lady of the Good Event to name a few), and the fact that satan and his minions have corrupted society through the free masonic sects (Our Lady of the Good Event). The recourse we have to mitigate these chastisements are prayer (the rosary in particular), penance, living a Christian life, sacrifice and suffering.
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Many mystics hold to the notion of a satanic century or era within the 5th epoch of which Venerable Holhauzer tells us we are living but for simplicities sake I will summarize only a few:
As a general overview this is a summary of Venerable Holzhauser's timeline of epochs of which we are in the 5th, bordering on the 6th and Satan is not happy about it. He notes that the 6th and 7th epochs will be very short.
1) The first age or special epoch of the Church begins with Jesus Christ and lasts until the first persecution under the pagan emperor, Nero.
2) The second, from Nero to Constantine the Great
3) The third, from Constantine to Charlemagne
4) The fourth, from Charlemagne to Charles V, the pontificate of Leo X., and the heresy of Martin Luther
5) The fifth age, from Luther up until.. (other mystics have stated that this will last until around the mid 21st century)
6) The sixth age, which begin with the arrival of the Great Monarch and Angelic Pontiff – this will be the Age of Concolation for the Church, the promised Age of Peace. The Age of Peace of the Sixth Age will end with the rise of the Antichrist, but the Sixth Age itself won't end until the Second Coming of Christ.
7) The seventh will introduce the elect to the 'eternal sabbath' – i.e. The Second Coming of Christ when the Last Day occurs, the Last Judgement takes place and Eternity begins with the New Heaven and the New Earth.
This is what he has to say about the 5th Epoch that we are currently in:
“The fifth period of the Church, which began circa 1520, will end with the arrival of the holy Pope and of the powerful Monarch who is called "Help From God" because he will restore everything [in Christ]…”
“The fifth period is one of affliction, desolation, humiliation, and poverty for the Church. Jesus Christ will purify His people through cruel wars, famines, plagues, epidemics, and other horrible calamities. He will also afflict and weaken the Latin Church with many heresies. It is a period of defections, calamities and exterminations. Those Christians who survive the sword, plague and famines, will be few on earth. Nations will fight against nations and will be desolated by internecine dissensions…”
“During this period the Wisdom of God guides the Church in. several ways: 1) by chastising the Church so that riches may not corrupt her completely; 2) by interposing the Council of Trent like a light in the darkness, so that the Christians who see the light may know what to believe, 3) by setting St. Ignatius and his Society in opposition to Luther and other heretics (i.e note the Jesuits were a force to be reckoned with in oppsoing the Lutheran heresies at the time, hence it is no wonder they came under such attack later) ; 4) by carrying to remote lands the Faith which has been banned in most of Europe…”
(NOTE: while this interpretation starts with the beginning of the Fifth period which means the rise of Luther, Ven. Holzhauser obvsiouly predicted that the heresies Luther started would continue to wreak havoc and grow until the Great Monarch and Angelic Pontiff bring about the restoration of the Church hence - the COUNCIL OF TRENT not only was but will continue to be a guiding light in the time of darkness of the Church. According to Ven. Holzhuaser then, those who stay true to the declarations of the Council of Trent will not be led astray from the true Faith. Of interest, Bl. Catherine of Racconigi predicted that the aims of the Council of Trent would be fully accomplished with the arrival of Great Monarch and Angelic Pontiff.)
“During this period, many men will abuse the freedom of conscience conceded to them. It is of such men that Jude the Apostle spoke when he said, ‘These men blaspheme whatever they do not understand; and they corrupt whatever they know naturally as irrational animals do… They feast together without restraint, feeding themselves, grumbling murmurers, walking according to their
lusts; their mouth speaketh proud things, they admire people for the sake of gain; they bring about division, sensual men, having not the spirit.’”
“During this unhappy period, there will be laxity in divine and human precepts. Discipline will suffer. The Holy Canons will be completely disregarded, and the Clergy will not respect the laws of the Church. Everyone will be carried away and led to believe and to do what he fancies,according to the manner of the flesh…”
“They will ridicule Christian simplicity; they will call it folly and nonsense, but they will have the highest regard for advanced knowledge, and for the skill by which the axioms of the law, the precepts of morality, the Holy Canons and religious dogmas are clouded by senseless questions and elaborate arguments. As a result, no principle at all, however holy, authentic, ancient, and certain it may be, will remain free of censure, criticism, false interpretation, modification, and delimitation by man…”
(NOTE: apparently, Ven. Holzhausuer's comments on the time of corruption before the renewal of the Church. The world will grow corrupt and the Church will also fall into decay as it turns on its ancient Traditions and twists it to suit the times. Note the word 'modification'.)
“These are evil times, a century full of dangers and calamities. Heresy is everywhere, and the followers of heresy are in power almost everywhere. Bishops, prelates, and priests say that they are doing their duty, that they are vigilant, and that they live as befits their state in life. In like manner, therefore, they all seek excuses. But God will permit a great evil against His Church: Heretics and tyrants will come suddenly and unexpectedly; they will break into the Church while bishops, prelates and priests are asleep. They will enter Italy and lay Rome waste; they will burn down the churches and destroy everything.…”
“The Great Monarch will come when the Latin Church is desolated, humiliated, and afflicted with many heresies….”
(OBSERVATION: Ven. Holzhauser notes this period of degradation will LAST A CENTURY. He predicts this century of heretical intrusions and moral laxity int he Church will apparently be nearing its climax or basically reaching its end when ROME IS BURNED AND LAID WASTE. In another prediction, Ven. Holzhauser says Satan will be bound for a time when the Great Monarch comes, which means SATAN will be given liberty BEFORE ROME BURNS AND THE RENEWAL BEGINS. So, could this be another prediction of 'SATAN's CENTURY' as foreseen by Pope Leo XIII? If so, re will be nearing the end of Satan's Century when Rome burns and is laid waste.)
Which brings us to:
One of the private revelations that most stands out in regard to this pre anti-christ era is a vision given to Pope Leo VIII
On October 13, 1884, Pope Leo XIII had a remarkable vision 33 years before the Miracle of the Sun would take place at Fatima.
When the aged Pontiff had finished celebrating Mass in his private Vatican Chapel, attended by a few Cardinals and members of the Vatican staff, he suddenly stopped at the foot of the altar. He stood there for about ten minutes, as if in a trance, his face white. Some accounts are more dramatic, saying he collapsed in shock and looked as is he were dead. After this strange incident, he immediately went from the Chapel to his office where he composed the now famous prayer to St. Michael, with instructions it be said after all Low Masses everywhere.
When asked what had happened, he explained that, as he was about to leave the foot of the altar, he suddenly heard voices - two voices, one kind and gentle, the other guttural and harsh. They seemed to come from near the tabernacle. As he listened, he heard the following conversation:
The guttural voice, the voice of Satan in his pride, boasted to Our Lord: "I can destroy your Church."
The gentle voice of Our Lord: "You can? Then go ahead and do so."
Satan: "To do so, I need more time and more power."
Our Lord: "How much time? How much power?
Satan: "75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service."
Our Lord: "You have the time, you will have the power. Do with them what you will."
Some accounts tell that Pope Leo also saw the 'demonic century', the wars, the genocides and the schisms that would occur, the demons attacking the Church, and finally, witnessing St. Michael casting them down.
In 1886, Pope Leo XIII decreed that this prayer to St. Michael be said at the end of "low" Mass (not "high", or sung Masses) throughout the universal Church, along with the Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen); also three Hail Mary's and the prayer 'O God, Our Refuge and Our Strength'.
Another profound mystic that does not get nearly enough recognition is Marie-Julie Jahenny (1850-1941)
You can read her prophecies here greatmonarch-angelicpontiffprophecies.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_62.html
She had this to say about our times:
Marie-Julie Jahenny saw in a vision that when Christ ascended into Heaven, Satan appeared before Him and demanded more power. He was promised a period of freedom and would be left free to tempt mankind without limit. His evil conquests would be so great that his followers would exceed those of Our Lord - the peak of Satan's triumph would come when civil war breaks out in Europe -( the disastrous anti-clerical civil war that would start in Paris and spread through France.) Marie-Julie was told they were ALREADY IN SATAN'S AGE - (August 30, 1880)
The ABYSS (HELL) IS WORKING ON EARTH - Leading souls to hell. (July 30, 1925)
The Lord will grant complete freedom and power to the evil ones for a time - (August 19, 1878)
(Marie-Julie was told they would be granted their complete freedom 'soon' - this warning came 5 years before Pope Leo XIII would receive his famous vision of 'Satan's Century' in 1883)
The length of this great freedom given to Satan is also a WARNING - if they are granted great freedom, God is also reserving a punishment for them as equal to the freedom they were allowed to have: (August 18, 1878)
The people of the earth will have grown so evil and corrupt and have such a lack of faith, that even if God and Our Lady were to work more marvellous wonders than those seen in Judea during Our Lord's life, or any miracle of the past, the people would not convert. Therefore, God will not send marvels, but blows and decimation to cleanse an unbelieving generation. (Sept. 16, 1904)
Demons will congregate - MANY IN THE FORM OF MAN - they will bring about false miracles- many of these demons even wear even the habits of the true servants of God - they will have a strange, ferocious hunger for human flesh and blood - they crave the death and bloodshed of the true faithful - (i.e they plot the genocidal persecution.) (Sept. 29, 1880)
NOW IS THE TIME TO DECLARE WHAT SIDE YOU ARE ON - either to live and die in the Catholic Faith, or to choose the side of the enemies. "It is time to look up to Heaven because in all the corners of the Earth YOU WILL FIND THE ANTICHRISTS, AS IN THE TIME OF THE LAST JUDGEMENT, that will travel the whole world to pervert, to weaken by their threats the faith of Christians." (Sept. 20, 1881)
A FALSE APOSTATE RELIGION RESEMBLING ISLAM WILL BE ESTABLISHED by force by authorities - Catholics who have lost grace will happily enter into it. It will be a 'happy happy' religion of a 'merry heart' that will be completely divested of the Sacraments of the Church. To escape the threat of death and the sufferings cause by persecutions, many will enter into this false religion to save themselves. Many bishops will enter and lead souls to Hell. The youth will be spoiled at this time - the purification of souls will be terrible. (June 9, 1881)
A NEW DIABOLICAL 'WORSHIP SERVICE or universal ECUMENICAL STYLE service will be introduced by Satan - the ministers shall wear red cloaks, or simply red, they will have a little bread and water for the service, but no valid consecration. They will be permitted to say it everywhere, under the open sky, and in 'all houses' (i.e possibly a cryptic reference to all places and churches of worship of all denominations) (June 28, 1880) (NOTE: no wine is mentioned as part of this service - this would fit with the Islamic-like new religion that will be forced upon people as wine is forbidden in Islam.)
Her prophecies seem to carry a theme that France will experience all the chastisements first as she is the eldest daughter of the church and the birth place of the false enlightenment was France with its French Revolution. She further goes on to describe chastisements and warnings for France, Rome, and the church which there is not room to get into here but they involve a period of terrifying events including the three days of darkness and whole nations seemingly being destroyed as punishment for our anti-christian ways.
Times will get increasingly worse but do not fear...help is on the way!
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