God has sent us so many saints and holy people to warn us about these times in which we live. How sad that few understand, and so they continue as if there were no heaven or hell. For those of us who do see the signs of the times, it certainly doesn’t hurt to read the following. If anything, it should bolster our morale by the re-assurance that the Church’s enemies will be foiled. The Church will be restored in her liturgy, and in all the splendor of her richness in which Christ has vested His immaculate Bride! She will be that shining City set on a hill!
From the visions of Sr. Anne Catherine Emmerich, volume 2, by Rev. Carl E. Schmoger, CSSSR:
“The child in the globe of fog typifies the plan conceived for the suppression of Catholicity enveloped, as in a cloak, by beautiful figures of rhetoric; the fog signifies imposture which works in the dark; the laughing of the child, the premature triumph of the plotters (men devoted to the pleasures of the table) at having outwitted the Sovereign Pontiff despite his protests and briefs! The book under the mantle represents the writings forwarded to Rome in favor of the projects. They were on their way, indeed, but they were incapable of preventing the discovery and defeat of the plot. Sister Emmerich saw the same wicked designer hunting up the decisions of the early Councils, on which occasion Pope Gelasius was shown her as opposing the Manicheans, prototypes of the modern Illuminati. The intention of annihilating the Pope and his authority [“collegiality” has certainly succeeded in undermining his authority!] really existed…I had many visions on this head, but I only recall the following: I beheld the only daughter of the King of kings attacked and persecuted. She wept bitterly over the quantity of blood shed [footnote: “numberless souls lost”], and cast her eyes on a race of valiant virgins [footnote: chaste priests, defenders of her rights] who were to combat at her side. I begged her to remember my country, as well as certain others that I named, and I petitioned for some of her treasures for the clergy, She responded: ‘Yes, it is true that I have great treasures, [my note: the perennial, sacred liturgy; the various ancient rites of the pre-Vatican II era?] but they tread them under foot.’ She wore a sky blue robe. – Then my guide exhorted me anew to pray and, as far as I could, to incite others to pray for sinners and especially for erring priests. ‘Very evil times are coming,’ he said. ‘The non-Catholics will mislead many. [Six Protestant ministers were consulted by Pope Paul VI in the fabrication of the N.O.] They will use every possible means to entice them from the Church, and great disturbances will follow.’
“I had then another vision in which I saw the King’s daughter armed for the struggle. Multitudes contributed to this with prayers, good works, all sorts of labors and self-victories which passed from hand to hand up to heaven where each was wrought, according to its kind, into a piece of armor for the virgin warrior. The perfect adjustment of the various pieces was most remarkable, as also their wonderful signification. She was armed from head to foot. I knew many of those who contributed the armor, and I saw with surprise that whole institutions and great and learned people furnished nothing. The contribution was made chiefly by the poor and lowly. – And now I saw the battle. The enemies’ ranks were by far the more numerous; but the little body of the faithful cut down whole rows of them. The armed virgin stood off on a hill. I ran to her, pleading for my country and those other places for which I had to pray. She was armed singularly, but significantly, with helmet, shield, and coat of mail, and the soldiers were like those of our own day. The battle was terrible; only a handful of victorious champions survived!
“They built a large, singular, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights; Evangelicals, Catholics, and all denominations, a true communion of the unholy with one shepherd and one flock. There was to be a Pope, a salaried Pope, without possessions. All was made ready, many things finished; but, in place of an altar, were only abomination and desolation. Such was the new church to be, and it was for it that he [referred to as N___] had set fire to the old one; but God designed otherwise….”