St. Francis of Assisi’s end times prophecy and the two popes

St. Francis of AssisiSt. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

At the end of the book, Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi (London: R. Washbourne, 1882), is a section titled “Some Prophecies of the Holy Father St. Francis.” On pp. 248-250 is the following prophecy about the Church (paragraph breaks added):

Shortly before he died in 1226, St. Francis of Assisi called together the members of his order and warned them of great tribulations that would befall the Church in the future, saying:

Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.

The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death.

Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.

There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.

Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.

Those who preserve their fervour and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head [Jesus Christ], these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish [physically] rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.

Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.

H/t Yahoo News commenter Sabazios for the St. Francis prophecy.

Below are 6 facts for your reflection and discernment:

Fact No. 1

“Church law says a pope’s resignation is valid only if he takes the decision in full freedom and without pressure from others.” (Reuters)

Fact No. 2

On Feb. 28, 2013, after serving 8 years, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down from the papacy. He is the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so on his own initiative since Pope Celestine V in 1294.

Described as “the main intellectual force in the Church” since the mid-1980s, now-Pope Emeritus Benedict was originally a liberal theologian, but adopted conservative views after 1968. A genuine scholar, Benedict’s prolific writings defend traditional Catholic doctrine and values. During his papacy, Benedict XVI advocated a return to fundamental Christian values to counter the increased secularisation of the West. He regards relativism’s denial of objective truth, and the denial of moral truths in particular, as the central problem of the 21st century. Pope Benedict also revived a number of traditions, including elevating the Tridentine Mass to a more prominent position.

Fact No. 3

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and his spokesmen repeatedly deny he was forced to resign. (Reuters)

Fact No. 4

Despite the denials, speculations that Benedict had been forced to resign persist to this day.

“Two years ago this week, [Pope] Benedict’s announcement that he was stepping down for health reasons shocked the Catholic Church and much of the world. It also loosed conspiracy theorists who believe Benedict was forced to resign…. The circumstances surrounding Benedict’s decision to step down have titillated scholars and the journalists alike, especially given the fact that his resignation came not long after the ‘Vatileaks’ scandal. The release of internal Vatican memos, by some accounts, revealed how Benedict’s efforts to reform the church, like provide transparency on the global sex abuse scandal and the management of the Vatican bank, were undercut by internal politics. (The Atlantic)

Fact No. 5

Homosexuals love Pope Francis:

  • Pro-homo GQ loves the Pope
  • Pope Francis made the cover of Time, New Yorker, Rolling Stone and The Advocate, an LGBT magazine that makes no secret of its problems with previous Popes but chose Francis as “person of the year”. (CNN)

The Advocate's Pope Francis cover

Fact No. 6

The satanic pop singer who calls herself “Madonna” — she who dressed up as the Baphomet in the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show and cavorted with horned masked demons in the recent Grammy Awards show before a cheering crowd also wearing horns — calls Pope Francis “kind of groovy.” (Billboard)

Madonna with demons 2015 Grammy Awards

Draw your own conclusion!

~Éowyn

21 responses to “St. Francis of Assisi’s end times prophecy and the two popes

  1. Here I go losing readers again:
    We have exhaustively presented the case of the fundamental transformation of governance in Amerika, validated our assumptions including the tearing down of the facade that provided the cover of darkness the globalists needed to deconstruct the Constitution of the United States of America, usher in Amerika as a zone of global governance.

    It Is Not Enough to Know We Were Right (posted May 14, 2014) led us to consider other other methodologies in historical context, effective methodologies outside of state sponsored physical and financial violence. Religion.

    Organized Christianity is dead. We do not have to look to far back in history to see organized Christianity, The Church, as George Bush stated is an agent of the state. The Church is officially an agent of the state when it manifests itself as the worlds largest social services agency on the government tit. This is clearly demonstrated by The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, formerly the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) The Catholic and Lutheran Churches, acting as agents of the state, are responsible for the largest systematic forced migration to, population dilution of sovereign states for the sole purpose of deconstructing Western Civilization and its sovereign nation states from the inside, out.

    Sadly many Christians fail to recognize their church under the jackboot or even as an entity of the state. The tax-exempt status, threats of revocation, has castrated the church. Historically governments have infiltrated religions affecting doctrine and placing agents in places of hierarchical authority not just mere monitoring.

    This aggressive action plan is exposed in the catholic church with the adoption and implementation of the Vatican II Heresy, overall liberalization, acceptance of the sodomite priest, lesbian nun. Clerical collaboration with Communist secret services (wikipedia) provides an excellent overview of how pogrom of the church as agent of the state operates in its historical context.

    This past Sunday, June 15, 2014, I engaged in a discussion with Historian/Poet Harry Shaw bemoaning christian pacifism, turn the other cheek, rendering unto Caesar, its being wrongly interpreted, why, by whom. The answer is simple. Globalism has thrown a revolution without firing a shot, in the case of organized Christianity, by inserting its agents to preach an unbiblical message for pacification, control or as Dr. Murnau states in the movie Kafka:

    Doctor Murnau:

    A crowd is easier to control than an individual. A crowd has a common purpose. The purpose of the individual is always in question.

    -Excerpt [ long one 🙂 ]
    Globalism’s Agents of State: Organized Religions
    http://wp.me/p1amkx-661

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    • You are absolutely correct. As Bella Dodd (communist) stated to congress, “we have infiltrated the Church. I, personally, have installed at least 1200 communist young men in the seminaries, many of whom are already in high ranking positions within the hierarchy of the Church, to destroy it from within.”

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  2. Most of the churches have been infiltrated by not only liberals (communists), but also by demonic entities, destroying the truth of God’s Word, and destroying the pulpit. Jeremiah 23:1 is clear, “Woe to the pastors who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture saith the Lord.”

    And yes, the church is in big trouble. It’s why so many are just social gatherings, and few preach the Word. It’s also why so many people no longer attend services.

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    • Just me perhaps, I am of the thinking that we are at the time of the small unit, home church.

      As the persecution continues to worsen others will hopefully see it that way without falling away.

      Remember the Catacombs?

      The people gathering in basements, caves, abandoned factories in China? What did people on the American Frontier do without institutionalized (bldgs) Christianity?

      How many warriors in combat hold ‘church’ under fire? It is time to get back to Preaching The Word, Back to basics without all the social engineering entrapments, glitz and glitter….

      Christ Crucified:
      1 Corinthians 2:2 “2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”

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      • Here in the Boston area a number of small intimate church groups have formed. I have attended the services at two of them Mosaic and Journey. Both are centered on the Gospel and they are involved in outreach. From my limited view they preach a solid Christ centered sermon

        I feel like someone’s grandpa in services I have attended since the average age group is teens to late 30s

        I am seeing more of these small intimate church groups arising here. I’ve talked with some after the service and many left organized religion behind

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  3. Methinks you need to tune in to EWTN: http://ewtn.com

    Streaming video: http://www.ewtn.com/live/ewtnplayer/jwplayer.asp?bottom=false&feed=domeng

    The faithful are flourishing. Conversions occur daily. Joyous reality-tv.

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  4. I am not a fan of the new Pope…..at all. I am in favor of the old Latin Mass, all this hand shaking and people raising their hands in the air during the Our Father feels more like the Holy Roller churches than a Catholic Mass, IMHO.

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  5. I believe I’ve stated this before on this site but if not, here goes. I’ve studied that Catholic Church, as well as Catholic Escatology, for over 30 years. I have relied on the teachings of the Saints, Doctors of the Church and approved Catholic Apparitions (LaSalette, Quito, Fatima, etc.) and I have struggled to reconcile this “new church” with the TRUE Catholic Church. It all boils down to the Conclave of 1958, which elected Cardinal Siri of Genoa, who was promptly pushed aside and into exile until his death. Angelo Roncalli was “selected” not “elected” according to Cardinal Bea (a mason) to start the revolution in the Church. Paul VI was put in place to complete the destruction, which he succeeded in doing with the introduction of Vat2. New Sacraments, new Ordinations, new Liturgy, new “Mass” and the introduction of the new Cult Of Man (as described by Paul VI to the audience of the UN). This new religion of Vat2 is humanist/naturalist and largely Protestant…but it, in no way, is Catholic.

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    • I agree with you almost 100%. Vatican II was a MASTER STROKE of intrigue and treason—against God and the entire human race. But here’s the escape hatch: The new Mass and the new rites are nothing to brag about, to be sure, but are they VALID? It seems to me they are. Are they LICIT? It seems no to me. But is the consecrated host VALID? It seems to me that it is, for this reason: The Devil MUST obey the limit set by Jesus Christ, whether he likes it or not. It seems to me that Jesus is allowing this for His Reasons (condign punishment of us among them), but He has not allowed us to lose the Consecration and the Sacraments. Not yet, at any rate.
      But I do fear Francis: The actions and policies of this Pope will lead to the LOSS OF THE MASS—soon.

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      • Thanks for your thoughtful reply but I must state that you are not disagreeing with me or my “opinions” on either the Sacraments or the New Mass but rather with the Council of Trent as well as previous Popes, and numerous Papel Bulls. Most specifically Pope St. Pius V. In his famous Bull Quo Primum he forbade changing the traditional Latin Mass.

        Pope St. Pius V, Quo Primum Tempore, July 14, 1570:
        “Now, therefore, in order that all everywhere may adopt and observe what has been delivered to them by the Holy Roman Church, Mother and Mistress of the other churches, it shall be unlawful henceforth and forever throughout the Christian world to sing or to read Masses according to any formula other than this Missal published by Us… Accordingly, no one whosoever is permitted to infringe or rashly contravene this notice of Our permission, statute, ordinance, command, direction, grant, indult, declaration, will, decree, and prohibition. Should any venture to do so, let him understand that he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul.”

        To quote The Ottaviani Intervention:

        “The Novus Ordo [the New Order of Mass] represents, both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session 22 of the Council of Trent.”

        Pope St. Pius V, De Defectibus, chapter 5, Part 1:
        “The words of Consecration, which are the FORM of this Sacrament, are these: FOR THIS IS MY BODY. And: FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD, OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL TESTAMENT: THE MYSTERY OF FAITH, WHICH SHALL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR MANY UNTO THE REMISSION OF SINS. Now if one were to remove, or change anything in the FORM of the consecration of the Body and Blood, and in that very change of words the [new] wording would fail to mean the same thing, he would not consecrate the sacrament.”

        Even the Rite of Ordination for Bishops and priests has been dramatically altered. The ONLY Sacrament that was not altered was Marriage.

        Again, these are not my “opinions” but rather the teachings of the Catholic Church.

        Please forgive the lengthy reply.

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      • St Vincent of Lerins

        The validity of the new mass is not the issue. Here is what Saint Thomas Aquinas has to say on the topic:

        “Sometimes the one celebrating the sacraments differently (than prescribed) does not vary those things that are essential to the sacrament (i.e. the form and mater), and in that case, the sacrament is indeed conferred; but one does not obtain the reality of the sacrament (i.e. grace) unless the sacraments recipient is immune from the fault of the one celebrating it differently.”

        So in order to receive grace at a new mass, one would have to beat their breast from start to finish, begging mercy from God for the Priest and congregation.

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  6. Did Benedict resign “of his own free will” or not? We may never know the real truth about that. But if he did NOT resign of his own free will, it would seem to me that God Himself knows that and does not accept his resignation, either. That would mean that Benedict is still Pope and that Francis is a frontman for anti-Benedict forces. That means that those people of that force run the Vatican apparatus behind the scenes.
    Or we could look at it another way: In what sense did Benedict resign? Did he resign his administrative duties within the Vatican bureaucracy only, or did he resign his Pastoral duties as a Pope and priest, also? The sinister forces at work behind the scenes really don’t care about this distinction, but I believe God Himself does.
    As for the Old Witch Madonna, it seems to me she’s about to stick a fork in herself: She’s done—burnt to a crisp in my opinion!—but the Powers That Be of the Kulturkamp already saw that coming. Katy Perry carries the flame now, and Miley Cyrus seems like an eager understudy!
    FACT # 7: The world WILL end! Human history WILL end! But great trials and the Great Tribulation will happen FIRST. The Anti-Christ will come FIRST. It sure seems to me we are being conditioned for these events. (You and I may not live to see this, but I have a WEIRD FEELING it will happen in this Century—and I admit I could be wrong.)

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  7. It would be well to recall what Giovanni Boccaccio [of Decameron fame] wrote of the 14th century RC Church of his day: “The Church must be of divine origin, to have withstood the government she has had!”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Boccaccio

    These problems have always been w/us, and history is our best guide as to how people much like ourselves felt about them. For all our weakness and sins. we must not forget what Father Matthew Fox called our ‘Original Blessing’ of being born, and that we always have our Christ w/us, always.

    If we remain faithful to Christ and His Spirit, how can we fail? Of course we will all suffer and die, but as Thoreau reminds us [I have a small pictograph on my bedroom wall], “It is not what you look at that matters, but what you see!”

    Faith in Christ gives us discernment, so let us see these temporal threats for what they are: shallow transient fools and foolishness, nothing more, and they too will pass, though not soon enough for you and me!

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    • Here’s the problem with “Fr.” Matthew Fox: He was excommunicated by JP II. “Fr.” Fox has taught heresy and apostasy for his entire life. Being born IS a blessing, obviously, but Fox is playing the fiddle of ambiguity here and is snidely denying THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH of Original Sin. See how ambiguity works?

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  8. It will never matter to anyone else whether you are right or not – what matters most is realizing that it will NEVER, under any circumstances, be acceptable to use force to get someone else to agree with you. Especially in matters of religion. The only valid spirituality is PERSONAL.

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  9. As the Mystery of Iniquity draws to a close; we get the False Prophet who introduces the antichrist. The two witnesses are here already and the cast is being set for the Schism within the Church. The sheep from the goats are becoming more easily visible.Keeping us from the wickedness of the world is the constant job or work of salvation which is primary. However, the knowledge and understandings of the machinations of evil can only be overcome by the Wisdom of God which surpasses all understanding. Holy Wisdom sits on His throne- the Lap of the Virgin Mary, our Queen and our Mother. Without Her we all would be in Hell now! To speak of the church as if were the Holy Church is to lose sight of the great plans of iniquity to undermine the Catholic Church. The simple facts are becoming more and more clear. We are coming down to the wire to the end of the age not the end of the world. The Holy St. Michael, Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, the Patron Saint of Portugal and of the Israel of God, the Holy Michael of Fatima 1916 and the same which name means “Who is like unto God”; the one who has been charge or the duty to throw alive into the Lake of Fire (still yet to manifest itself) the False Prophet and the antichrist together with the ten kings of the antichrist! Armageddon will be over and the King of kings, Jesus Christ, will have triumphed and the three days of darkness will have removed 3/4 of the world’s population- all the godless in the world. This is an act of His Father’s Great Mercy and a distinct action of His Plan of Salvation. Let us pray for His Mercy for we are all sinners before HIm. May He save us in spite of our wickedness and as a Testament of His Love for us sinful mankind. May our hearts be united to His Sacred Heart and may Her Immaculate Heart intercede on our behalf for only in these two Hearts are our only help and the refuge of sinners! We are awashed in the sins which constantly inundate us as waves of the temporal and spiritual warfare strive to drown us in the world of satan’s creation. God’s Great Mercy will give to mankind a period of peace. The destruction will be vast beyond our comprehension but the Holy Hope is to save our souls and to refocus our daily lives on the Goodness of God, His Great Mercy and the Love of Our God that He seeks to manifest no, more; to lavish upon us, the prodigal sons. For the true reason, is the Love of the Father.We are not worthy of His Love but He will not hear of it as he spreads the table before us, His Banquet Feast. Eternity opens wide and the vista is more than we can endure. For eyes have not seen nor ears have heard what God has prepare for those who love Him. Holy Mother Help us Refuge of Christians to Love Thy Jesus for we have not your Immaculate and Sinless Heart.

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    • Antichrist is not here yet or the two witnesses there has to be the tribulation first then the peace of the Imaculate Heart as promised at Fatima after that and the death of the great monarch the antichrist appears and and is confronted by Enoch and Elijah whom he kills but come back to life after 3 days shortly after Christ returns and destroys the antichrist and the Last Judgement occurs.
      The 3 days of darkness happen just before the Peace of Our Lady of Fatima. MABEY

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  10. St. Francis Assisi prophesied of the destroyer pope to come where as St. Malachi prophesied of the last Pope ‘Peter the Roman’ as one who tends to the flock , Even though it seems one contradicts the other the Pope of St. Francis Assisi pertains to the present Pope but that of St. Malachi speaks of St Peter himself leading the church in the Spirit (As was witnessed in the spirit, testing for the Two Commandments) identifying the sheep.

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  11. anyone who is against christ is an antichrist/ Tradition is a safeguard against schism. Wear the sscapular and pray the rosary as the Mother of the church has always instructed Her children. Go to the Latin Mass.

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  12. I, like many of you smelled something rotten in the Novus Ordo “Church”. In 1997 we left the local conservative N.O. parish in Toledo, Ohio, and traveled to Redford, Michigan to the nearest SSPX Chapel for the TLM. Now moved to Livonia, it has been our “home” church for 20 years. We have never looked back. The recent talks with Rome, having been scuttled by Cdl. Mueller, is a good thing I feel as I don’t want to hook up with liberal Modernists (Pius X defined), Gays, Lesbians and possibly Freemasons. The Lord is winnowing his church to see who is REALLY Catholic and who is not. Be ready. He can return at any time. God bless you.

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