Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pope Francis and Fatima

 Nolite tangere christos meos et in prophetis meis nolite malignari. (I Par. 16:22, The Vulgate)
 Fr. Angelo has a superb post on "Benedict and Francis: the Law and the Prophets" in which he discusses the prophetic aspect of the papacy. To quote:
The Catechism also teaches us that all the baptized participate in the triple office of Christ as priest, prophet and king (783). However, priests, especially bishops who have the fullness of the priesthood and most especially the pope as the Vicar of Christ and Head of the apostolic college, have a mandate to exercise these three offices in a particular way. These offices are the proper functions of the Holy Father and the bishops: the priest sanctifies by offering sacrifice; the prophet teaches by delivering God’s message; and the king governs by shepherding God’s people after the heart of Christ (cf., Jer 3:15). (Read entire post.)
As I mentioned in a previous post, Our Holy Father has been viciously attacked by certain elements in the Church. Terry Nelson made the connection of the attacks with one of the visions at Fatima, saying:
Just remember, Our Lady is the one who emphasized the papacy at Fatima, and called for prayers for the Holy Father.  I somehow doubt she was referring to just one specific Pope... as Cardinal Ratzinger noted in his commentary on the Third Secret: "Beginning from Pius X up to the present Pope, they all shared the sufferings of the century and strove to go forward through all the anguish along the path which leads to the Cross." Post election reaction reminds me of something Blessed Jacinta said:
I saw the Holy Father in a very big house, kneeling by a table, with his head buried in his hands, and he was weeping. Outside the house, there were many people. Some of them were throwing stones, others were cursing him and using bad language. Poor Holy Father, we must pray very much for him.”
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"the Holy Father will have much to suffer."
Along with the enemies of the Church, there are many devotees of Our Lady, crusaders for the Truth, cursing, using bad language, against Pope Francis since his election. I doubt Our Lady would be pleased.
I agree.

Similar connections have been made the recent papal election with Fatima on the Unveiling the Apocalypse blog.

Here is an interview about Pope Francis and Fatima. More HERE.
"These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth."
(Rev 11:4)

Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
(Rev 11:19)
UPDATE: It is interesting that the name Bergoglio can be taken to mean "Mount of Olives." Of course, it can also mean "mountain range" which is interesting  in the light of the prophecy by Blessed Tomasuccio, who said that a worthy Shepherd shall come from "beyond the mountains" twelve years into the millennium:
One from beyond the mountains shall become the Vicar Of God. Religious and clerics shall take part in this change. Outside the true path, there will be only disreputable men; I shrug my shoulders when the Bark of Peter is in danger and there is no one to lend it help... The schismatic shall fall into the scorn of the Italian faithful... By about twelve years shall the millennium have passed when the resplendent mantle of legitimate power shall emerge from the shadows where it was being kept by the schism. And beyond harm from the one who is blocking the door of salvation, for his deceitful schism shall have come to an end. And the mass of the faithful shall attach itself to the worthy Shepherd, who shall extricate each one from error and restore to the Church its beauty. He shall renew it.
Our Holy Father will ascend the papal throne on St. Joseph's day. Remember how St. Joseph appeared blessing the crowd at Fatima on October 13, 1917? Lucia wrote of that day, saying:
After Our Lady had disappeared into the immense distance of the firmament, we beheld St. Joseph with the Child Jesus and Our Lady robed in white with a blue mantle, beside the sun. St. Joseph and the Child Jesus appeared to bless the world, for they traced the Sign of the Cross with their hands. When, a little later, this apparition disappeared, I saw Our Lord and Our Lady; it seemed to me that it was Our Lady of Dolours. Our Lord appeared to bless the world in the same manner as St. Joseph had done. This apparition also vanished, and I saw Our Lady once more, this time resembling Our Lady of Carmel.
 As I said above, the papacy has a prophetic character. It is interesting how our new Pope is a sum and total of the great Religious orders whose Rules of Life have long given prophetic witness to the Church and the World. He was immediately preceded by Benedict. He is a Jesuit who comes to us in the habit of the Dominicans, who use the Augustinian rule. He bears the name Francis and is proceeded by the great silence of the Carmelites. It was amazing how the silence enveloped St. Peter's square when he first asked for prayers and blessing on the balcony....
"And when it opened the seventh seal, there was silence in the heaven about half an hour."(Apoc. 8:1)

"And after the earthquake a fire: the Lord is not in the fire, and after the fire a whistling of a gentle air. [13] And when Elias heard it, he covered his face with his mantle, and coming forth stood in the entering in of the cave, and behold a voice unto him, saying: What dost thou here, Elias?" (1 Kings 19:12-13)
In the St. Malachy prophecy, according to Father Thibaut, "Petrus Romanus" represents the sum and total of all the Popes, as I have written before. I do think that Pope Benedict is the "Glory of the Olive" for he has opened the door to the Two Witnesses, who will come to the world at a time of great Apostasy.
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
(Apoc. 11:1-3)
Perhaps Benedict and Francis are the Witnesses who have appeared in many prophecies. However, it could be that the other Witness will be a great Catholic lay-leader, who in prophecies has been labeled the Great Monarch. We must wait and see how things unfold. Share

4 comments:

Sr. Lorraine said...

Thanks, Maria Elena, for all these thoughts. That's a great point about how the pope sums up the charisms of all those religious orders. I too was impressed by his silence when he came out on the balcony. I felt it was like he was bearing a burden of all the world's troubles and he understood the gravity of the task before him.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, Sister!

julygirl said...

All our leaders need our prayers.....Popes, Priests and Presidents.

poeta said...

I wonder if Blessed Francisco Marto will work any miracles through the actions of this Pope who shares his name.