Terry Nelson recently had an interesting post about the St John Bosco prophecy concerning the popes.
The saint wrote concerning his vision of the future:"Very grave trials await the Church. What we have suffered so far is almost nothing compared to what is going to happen. The enemies of the Church are symbolised by the ships which strive their utmost to sink the flagship. Only two things can save us in such a grave hour: devotion to Mary and frequent Communion. Let us do our very best to use these two means and have others use them everywhere."
Terry also reminds us that last week was the anniversary of the apparitions at the Rue de Bac in 1830, which is described in the novel Madame Royale, in context of the political and social situation in France. On July 18, 1830, St. Catherine had a vision of Our Lady, who told her:
“The times are evil. Sorrows will come upon France; the throne will be overthrown. The Cross will be thrown down and trampled. The Archbishop will be stripped of his clothes. Blood will flow in the streets. The side of Our Lord will be pierced anew. The whole world will be afflicted with tribulations.”