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The Apparitions of Our Lady of La Salette in 1846 - France

[ NOTES added after the original publication of this document may be found at the end.]

Joseph F. CLEARY, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham writes on Easter Week, 1981, as a Preface to the book Sister Mary of the Cross, The Shepherdess of La Salette:

In the parish of La Salette in the diocese of Grenoble, Our Blessed Lady appeared to two uneducated children: Melanie Mathieu (Calvat), aged 14 years and Maximin Giraud, aged 11, on September 19, 1846.

At the time of the Apparition, France had suffered a revolution in the political order followed by a revolt against God and the Church. Even in the rural areas of France few people bothered to go to Mass on Sundays. One has only to read the life of St. John Mary Vianney, Curé of Ars, to realize the spiritual plight of the people.

Our Lady told the two children in La Salette of evils threatening her people especially because of blasphemy and the profanation of Sunday.

After five years of careful examination of the facts, the Church authorized the Cult of Our Lady of La Salette in 1851. [An imposing and magnificent Minor Basilica was built at the site.]

The M+G+R Foundation comments:
Please take note that the Secret of La Salette encompasses the period from 1846 to the era of the manifestation of the Antichrist, which you will be able to readily identify as the days that we are living through today.

The Secret

"Melanie, what I am about to tell you now will not always be a secret. You may make it public in 1858.

"The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to the priests and to those consecrated to God who by their infidelity and their wicked lives are crucifying My Son again! The sins of those dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now vengeance is at their door, for there is no one left to beg mercy and forgiveness for the people. There are no more generous souls, there is no one left worthy of offering a spotless sacrifice to the Eternal for the sake of the world.

"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 prayer and penance, and the devil has 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 divisions 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 will send punishments which will follow one after the other for more than thirty-five years.

"The society of men is on the eve of the most terrible scourges and of gravest events. Mankind must expect to be ruled with an iron rod and to drink from the chalice of the wrath of God.

"May the vicar of my Son, Pope Pius IX, never leave Rome again after 1859; may he, however, be steadfast and noble, may he fight with the weapons of faith and love. I will be at his side. May he be on his guard against Napoleon: he is two-faced, and when he wishes to make himself Pope as well as Emperor, soon God will draw back from him. He is the eagle who, always wanting to ascend further, will fall on the sword he wished to use to force his people to be raised up.

"Italy will be punished for her ambition in wanting to shake off the yoke of the Lord of Lords. And 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, and a great number of priests and members of religious orders will break away from the true religion; among these people there will even be bishops.

"May the Pope guard against the performers of miracles. For the time has come when the most astonishing wonders will take place on the earth and in the air.

  "In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell; they will put an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to God. They will blind them in such a way, that, unless they are blessed with a special grace, these people will take on the spirit of these angels of hell; several religious institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls.

"Evil books will be abundant on earth and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening in all that concerns the service of God. They will have great power over Nature: there will be churches built to serve these spirits. People will be transported from one place to another by these evil spirits, even priests, for they will not have been guided by the good spirit of the Gospel, which is a spirit of humility, charity and zeal for the glory of God. On occasions, the dead and the righteous will be brought back to life.

 (That is to say that these dead will take on the form of righteous souls which had lived on earth, in order to lead men further astray; these so-called resurrected dead, who will be nothing but the devil in this form, will preach another gospel contrary to that of the true Christ Jesus, denying the existence of Heaven; that is also to say, the souls of the damned. All these souls will appear as if fixed to their bodies - Melanie clarifies in a letter to Father Combe dated October 7th, 1899).

"In all places there will be extraordinary wonders, because the true faith has died and a false light shines on the world. Woe to the princes of the Church whose only occupation will be to heap wealth upon more wealth, and to preserve their authority and proud domination!

"'The vicar of my Son will have much to suffer, as, for a time, the Church will be the victim of great persecution: this will be the time of darkness. The Church will suffer a terrible crisis.

As the holy Faith of God is forgotten, every individual will wish to be his own guide and be superior to his fellow-men. Civil and Ecclesiastical authority will be abolished. All order and all justice will be trampled underfoot. Nothing will be seen but murder, hatred, jealousy, falsehood and discord without love for the mother country or for the family.

"'The Holy Father will suffer a greatly. I will be at his side to the end in order to receive his sacrifice. The wicked will make several attempts on his life, but they cannot harm him. But neither he nor his successor will live to see the triumph of the Church of God.

"All the civil governments will have one and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away with every religious principle, to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and vice of all kinds.

"In the year 1865, there will be desecration of holy places. In convents, the flowers of the Church will decompose and the devil will make himself like the king of all hearts. May those in charge of religious communities be on their guard against the people they must receive, for the devil will resort to all his evil tricks to introduce sinners into religious orders, for disorder and the love of carnal pleasures will be spread all over the earth.

"France, Italy, Spain and England will be at war. Blood will flow in the streets. Frenchman will fight Frenchman, Italian will fight Italian. A general war will follow which will be appalling. For a time, God will cease to remember France and Italy because the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been forgotten. The wicked will make use of all their evil ways. Men will kill each other, massacre each other even in their homes.

"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. Nothing will be seen but murder, nothing will be heard but the clash of arms and blasphemy.

"The righteous will suffer greatly. Their prayers, their penance and their tears will rise up to Heaven and all of God's people will beg for forgiveness and mercy and will plead for My help and intercession. And then Jesus Christ, in an act of His justice and His great mercy will command His angels to have all His enemies put to death. Suddenly, the persecutors of the Church of Jesus Christ and all those given over to sin will perish and the earth will become desert-like. And then peace will be made, and man will be reconciled with God. Jesus Christ will be served, worshipped, and glorified. Charity will flourish everywhere. The new kings will be the right arm of the Holy Church, which will be strong, humble, pious in its poor but fervent in the imitation  virtues of Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be preached everywhere and mankind will make great progress in its Faith, for there will be unity among the workers of Jesus Christ and man will live in fear of God.

"This peace among men will be short-lived. Twenty-five years of plentiful harvests will make them forget that the sins of men are the cause of all the troubles on this earth.

"A forerunner of the Antichrist, with his troops gathered from several nations, will fight against the true Christ, the only Savior of the world. He will shed much blood and will want to annihilate the worship of God to make himself be looked upon as a God.

"The earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds (in addition to plague and famine which will be widespread). There will be a series of wars until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten kings of the Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same plan and will be the only rulers of the world. Before this comes to pass, there will be a kind of false peace in the world. People will think of nothing but amusement. The wicked will give themselves over to all kinds of sin. But the children of the Holy Church, the children of the Faith, my true followers, they will grow in their love for God and in all the virtues most precious to Me. Blessed are the souls humbly guided by the Holy Spirit! I shall fight at their side until they reach a fullness of years.

"Nature is asking for vengeance because of man, and she trembles with dread at what must happen to the earth stained with crime. Tremble, earth, and you who proclaim yourselves as serving Jesus Christ and who, on the inside, only adore yourselves, tremble, for God will hand you over to His enemy because the holy places are in the state of corruption. Many convents are no longer houses of God, but the grazing-grounds of Asmodeus and his like. It will be during this time that the Antichrist will be born of a Hebrew nun, a false virgin who will communicate with the old serpent, the master of impurity, his father will be Bishop. At birth he will spew out blasphemy; he will have teeth, in a word, he will be the devil incarnate. He will scream horribly, he will perform wonders, he will feed on nothing but impurity. He will have brothers who, although not devils incarnate like him, will be children of evil. At the age of twelve, they will draw attention upon themselves by the gallant victories they will have won; soon they will each lead armies, aided by the legions of hell.

"The seasons will be altered, the earth will produce nothing but bad fruit, the stars will lose their regular motion, the moon will only reflect a faint reddish glow. Water and fire will give the earth's globe convulsions and terrible earthquakes which will swallow up mountains, cities, etc..

"Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.

"The demons of the air together with the Antichrist will perform great wonders on earth and in the atmosphere, and men will become more and more perverted. God will take care of his faithful servants and men of good will. The Gospel will be preached everywhere, and all peoples of all nations will get to know the truth.

"I make an urgent appeal to the earth. I call on the true disciples of the living God who reigns in Heaven; I call on the true followers of Christ made man, the only true Savior of men; I call on My children, the true faithful, those who have given themselves to Me so that I may lead them to My Divine Son, those whom I carry in My arms, so to speak, those who have lived according to My spirit. Finally, I call on the Apostles of the Last Days, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in scorn for the world and for themselves, in poverty and in humility, in scorn and in silence, in prayer and in mortification, in chastity and in union with God, in suffering and unknown to the world. It is time they came out and filled the world with light. Go and reveal yourselves to be my cherished children. I am at your side and within you, provided that your faith is the light which shines upon you in these unhappy days. May your zeal make you hunger for the glory and the honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light, you, the few who can see. For now is the time of all times, the end of all ends.

"The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay. But now Enoch and Eli will come, filled with the Spirit of God. They will preach with the might of God, and men of good will believe in God, and many souls will be comforted. They will make great strides forward through the virtue of the Holy Spirit, and will condemn the diabolical errors of the Antichrist. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! There will be bloody wars and famines, plagues and infectious diseases. It will rain with a fearful hail of animals. There will be thunderstorms which will shake cities, earthquakes which will swallow up countries. Voices will be heard in the air. Men will beat their heads against walls, call for their death, and on the other hand death will be their torment. Blood will flow on all sides. Who will be the victor if God does not shorten the duration of the test? At the blood, the tears and the prayers of the righteous, God will relent. Enoch and Eli will be put to death. Pagan Rome will disappear. The fire of Heaven will fall and consume three cities. All the universe will be struck with terror and many will let themselves be led astray because they have not worshipped the true Christ who lives among them. It is time; the sun is darkening; only faith will survive.

"Now is the time, the abyss is opening. Here is the king of kings of darkness, here is the Beast with his subjects, calling himself the Savior of the world. He will rise proudly into the air to go to Heaven. He will be smothered by the breath of the Archangel Saint Michael. He will fall, and the earth, which will have been in a continual series of evolutions for three days, will open up its fiery bowels; and he will have plunged for eternity with all his followers into the everlasting chasms of hell. And then water and fire will purge the earth and consume all the works of men's pride and all will be renewed. God will be served and glorified."

Quoted from the booklet: Sister Mary of the Cross - The Shepherdess of La Salette compiled in French by Abbé Gouin. pp 64-69. Published by l'Association des Enfants e Notre Dame de La Salette and St. Louis Grignion de Montfort

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Restructured for ease of reading on June 30, 2009
Exact conformity with the official English translation of message was assured on  January 20, 2011

Relevant NOTES Posted After Original Publication

NOTES of April 23, 2001,  March 25, 2005, January 20, 2011 and January 23, 2011

Keeping in mind Mary's words:

 "In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell;..."

let us see what happened in history on that specified date.

Posted on April 23, 2001

A search was made to see what event related to satan may have taken place in 1864. This is what happened:
[our highlighting]

Karl Marx's political isolation ended in 1864 with the founding of the International Working Men's Association. Although he was neither its founder nor its head, he soon became its leading spirit.

Its first public meeting, called by English trade union leaders and French workers' representatives, took place at St. Martin's Hall in London on Sept. 28, 1864.

Marx, who had been invited through a French intermediary to attend as a representative of the German workers, sat silently on the platform. A committee was set up to produce a program and a constitution for the new organization.

After various drafts had been submitted that were felt to be unsatisfactory, Marx, serving on a subcommittee, drew upon his immense journalistic experience. His "Address and the Provisional Rules of the International Working Men's Association," unlike his other writings, stressed the positive achievements of the cooperative movement and of parliamentary legislation; the gradual conquest of political power would enable the British proletariat to extend these achievements on a national scale. (1)

...and communism was born.  The rest is history, which is yet to reach its final Chapter.


Posted on March 25, 2005

We have also learned that in 1864 another diabolical event took place: The doctrine of total war was introduced

 According to Microsoft's ® Encarta ® Reference Library 2003 -The doctrine of total war was introduced by the Union general William T. Sherman, who laid waste to the industrial and agricultural base that supported the armies of his Confederate opponents. Details follow.

Sherman's March to the Sea, in the American Civil War (1861-1865), the campaign of the Union Army under General William Tecumseh Sherman to march across Georgia, from the city of Atlanta to the Atlantic Coast. Sherman's march lasted from November 15 to December 25, 1864

Before leaving Atlanta, and after ordering civilians to evacuate, the federal forces burned the city. On the march they were ordered to destroy mills, cotton gins, and warehouses, but to respect private homes. In defiance of their orders, however, the soldiers engaged in organized plunder. In addition to seizing foodstuffs and livestock for the army, the soldiers destroyed 369 mi of railroads, burned bridges and public buildings, plundered private homes, and engaged in wanton vandalism. The march, at the rate of 12 to 15 mi a day, cut a swath 40 to 80 mi wide through the richest section of Georgia. On December 23, 1864, the army reached Savannah, which surrendered without a fight in time for Sherman to present it to President Abraham Lincoln as a "Christmas gift" .

A few months later, in March 1865, President Lincoln spoke thus in his Inaugural address:

"Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained.

 Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding.

Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully.

The Almighty has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh."

If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?

Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.

Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.""

All of the above brings Step No. 1 of the Sequence of Events to mind. Providentially, the calendar for the year 1864 is exactly as the calendar for the year 2005.

Posted on January 20, 2011

Keeping in mind that the calendar for the year 1864 is exactly as the calendar for the year 2005 - On April 19, 2005, The Antichrist became the alleged visible head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Posted on January 23, 2011

In addition of the year 1864 being considered the birth of communism (see post of April 23, 2001 above) another event - as devastating for the Faith as communism - took place. (1)

The X Club was a dining club of nine men who supported the theories of natural selection and academic liberalism in late 19th-century England. Thomas Henry Huxley was its initiator.  He called the first meeting for November 3, 1864.

After Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species was published in 1859, the men who founded the X Club began working together to aid the cause for naturalism and natural history. The members of the X Club social network played a significant part in nominating Darwin for the Copley Medal in 1864.

Naturalism is defined as a philosophy that posits a particular picture of reality, being, and existence that typically excludes the supernatural.

Therefore - satan, in 1864, covered all the bases launching the denial of God and the supernatural via Marx's political philosophy and via the Huxley-Darwin "scientific" efforts.

Just as this - and many other prophecies included in the Message of La Salette, vehemently denied by the forerunners of the False Christ (2) - the enthronement of the Anti Christ in Rome took place on April 2005. (3)
About the X Club

(2)  Read about the forerunners of the False Christ  here
(3)  The AntiChrist

Posted on April 18, 2003 - Holy Friday

A night and a morning in a certain city of Spain... A city which has been dubbed Little Rome for its religiosity... A city which has over 61 Churches and Chapels for a scant 130,000 inhabitants... A city so proud of its Holy Week Processions... brought to mind additional words from Our Lady of La Salette which, although not part of the Secret, are very much related to the events announced in it. 

Oh! my children, you must say them morning and evening. (She was referring to their praying habits.) ...Only a few old women go to Mass; in the summer, the rest work all day Sunday and in the winter, when they are at a loose end, they only go to mass to make fun of religion. During Lent, they go to the butcher's like hungry dogs."

Why do we bring up this Marian statement now? How is it related to a night (of Holy Thursday) and a morning (of Holy Friday) in an allegedly religious city, a city which even boasts two Cathedrals?

Because last night, from the sounds of the "religious" celebrants which lasted until early this morning, and the conditions of the streets, the morning after, one would think that after the Mass of the Last Supper was offered, a city wide Roman Orgy was held.

Holy Friday? Well - this writer exited the city right after 3 P.M. The Holy Friday party was beginning to gather steam and there is a limited amount of insults to Heaven that we can stomach without acting in an uncharitable fashion.

Still the reader may ask: "Why is The M+G+R Foundation bringing this up now?"

Because part of our function is to make one and all aware that God has exhausted all avenues to call us to attention and now pain is the only resource left to Him to bring us back.

Remember - He Will see that those who were born to go to Heaven - make it there... one way... or another.

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