I know a lot of non-Catholic Christians may think that we put too much attention to Our Mother Mary, but the truth is that she is the best intercessor in prayer for us to Jesus. Not only does she pray for all of God’s children, but she has given us invaluable prophecy that dates back many centuries. In addition, there has been more than two hundred apparitions of Our Mother Mary all over the world! Why has she been appearing all over the world? Could it be to help us because we are in the end times and she is also trying to help Jesus save souls? My answer is, YES! Why do we call her Our Mother? Because she is our heavenly Mother and she is helping Jesus in these end times trying to unite all Christians. For those that do not know, she has said many times in her apparitions that she is here to help bring all of God’s children to Christ and God Our Father has given her many allowances to appear all over the world to accomplish this mission. She loves all of us and will continue to help us until Jesus returns.
The first prophecy I am going to bring up is Our Lady of Good Success in the years 1610 to 1634 in Quito, Ecuador. A young Nun, by the name of Mariana de Jesus Torres, received visions of Our Mother on several occasions. But, most specifically, Mother Mary gave her prophecy about the 20th Century. Our Mother Mary said, “Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century, in what is today the Colony and will then be the Republic of Ecuador, the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of customs, (morals), for Satan will reign almost completely by means of Masonic sects. They will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times! It will be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, and also that of Confirmation…Often during this epoch the enemies of Jesus Christ, instigated by the Devil, will steal consecrated hosts from the churches, so that they might profane the Eucharist. As for the Sacrament of Matrimony… will be attacked and deeply profaned. The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of the faith will gradually be extinguished. Added to this will be the effects of secular education, which will be one reason for the death of priestly and religious vocations. The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed, and despised… The Devil will try to persecute the minsters of the Lord in every possible way; he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation and will corrupt many of them. These depraved priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will make the hatred of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church fall upon all priests. Further, in these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury, in which will ensnare the rest into sin and conquer innumerable frivolous souls, who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women. In this supreme moment of need of the Church, the one who should speak will fall silent.” http://traditionalcatholicpriest.com/2015/09/17/our-lady-of-good-success-prophecies-for-our-times/
When I first read this prophecy, I couldn’t believe how much of this prophecy appears to be coming true today. Did you notice how Our Mother states the dismantling of the Sacraments by the Devil, which is exactly what the Freemasons wanted to do to the Catholic Church and she said that the Church will be in the hands of the Devil because of a Masonic sect? And look at the time period! Not only did our Mother state the period of time by Century, but also mentioned the amount of time to be roughly 75 years or more. Do you see how this prophecy correlates not only with what is happening in our church, but also how long it takes for the corruption to set in? Lastly, she said they will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption! Our children are being corrupted at all levels of our Society in the books they read, in television shows, in music, and sadly abused by the very mentors who are supposed to protect and teach them about the love of God. Does this sound like something that is happening not only in our Catholic Church, but also in society? Yes.
The next prophecy from Our Mother Mary that I am going to write about is Our Lady of La Salette in 1846. Two shepherd children in France had an apparition from Our Mother Mary. Our Mother said, “Warning to priests. God will strike in an unprecedented way. Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth! God will exhaust His wrath upon them, and no one will be able to escape so many afflictions together. The Chiefs, the leaders of the people of God have neglected prayers and penance, and the devil bedimmed their intelligence. They have become wandering stars, which the old devil will drag along with his tail to make them perish. God will allow the old serpent to cause division among those who reign in every society, and in every family. Physical and moral agonies will be suffered. God will abandon mankind to itself and send punishments, which will follow one after another for more than thirty five years. The Society of men is on the eve of the most terrible scourges and gravest events. Mankind must be ruled with an iron rod and drink from the Chalice of the wrath of God. Italy will be punished for her ambition in wanting to shake off the yoke of the Lord of Lords, so she will be left to fight a war. Blood will flow on all sides. Churches will be locked up or desecrated. Priests and religious orders will be hunted down and made to die a cruel death. Several will abandon the faith. Priests will break away from the True Religion. In the year 1864, Lucifer, together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell. They will put an end to the faith, little by little. Evil books will be abundant on Earth and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere. A universal slacking will occur in all that concerns the service of God. They will have great power over nature. There will be churches built to serve these spirits. The Vicar of my son will have much to suffer; as for a time, the church will be victim of persecution. This will be the time of darkness. All the Civil governments will have one in the same plan; which will be to do away with and abolish every religious principle, to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism, and vice of all kinds.”
There is so much I could discuss in this one prophecy from Our Mother, that I couldn’t possibly touch on all of it. But after you read the article I attached, you clearly see that Our Mother was referencing Revelations and the end times prior to the second coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. What I want to focus on right now, however, is the amount of time Our Mother said there would be Chastisements from God, which was over a period of thirty five years! “God will abandon mankind to itself and send punishments, which will follow one after another for more than thirty five years.” Also, she said that “in the year 1864, Lucifer and his demons will be loosed from hell and will put an end to the faith little by little.” Doesn’t this sound like St. Leo XIII dream? Put an end to the faith little by little? This is why I want you to look at the big picture. I believe the Holy Spirit is telling me we are in that thirty five year time frame and the Spiritual battle on our world has come over a long period of time, at least over the last 100 years! Exactly where we are in the thirty five years of punishments or chastisements, I don’t know. But as evil escalates and we move towards the days of Noah, you can see how we are all rapidly decaying in sin all over the world. That is why it is so hard to see and believe that we are in the end times for some people. Some people may ask, what do you mean, end times?
In the book of Revelations, we all interpret God’s words differently. But based on the research I have done and reading prophecies from modern day prophets, it appears we are at the Second Seal that has been opened by Jesus in Revelations 6: 3. Some Catholics believe that the Return of Our Lord Jesus Christ is separate from the Chastisements that Mother Mary has discussed in her prophecies. But, I believe they are a precursor to His return and the Thousand- year reign, Revelations 20: 1. The 1,000 year era of peace or reign of Our Lord comes at the end of the battle between Jesus and His Legion of Angels against Lucifer and his fallen angels. After St. Michael has thrown the false prophet, and antichrist, into the fiery pool, St. Michael locks up the devil and there will be a 1,000 years of peace. Some would say this goes against Catholic teaching in Catechism, but prior to the 4th century and St. Augustine, the Catholic Church believed in the literal millennial reign in Revelations. It is believed that St. Augustine changed his belief from a literal 1,000 year time period to an allegorical time period because the people in his day thought Jesus was coming any day because of the atrocities happening in their lifetime. https://sharedveracity.net/2018/02/13/why-saint-augustine-changed-his-mind-about-the-millennium/. So, although our Church sees the 1,000 year reign as allegorical at this time, wait until you hear and read what some Catholic prophets and Priests are saying now, that I will post in a separate page of this blog.
Now, I know this sounds like we could be going through the same chaos in St. Augustine’s day with the sin going on in our time, but let me finish explaining all of this before you jump to conclusions. They may have had wars, sin, and chaos in the 4th century, but what they did not have are the famines and earthquakes! (Matthew 24 : 3 -8.) I believe as well as many, many, other Christians do right now, that we are in the labor pains prior to the Tribulation. Scripture doesn’t tell us how long the Labor pains last. We just know that this is the time prior to the Tribulation and the return of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Do I think the beginning of the labor pains Jesus was referring to in Matthew 24: 8 are the same as the Chastisements or Punishments that Our Mother was referring to for over thirty five are the same? Yes. So, what else did the Holy Spirit show me and others that we are in the end times? I will write more on Saint and Marian prophecies in the next post.