Blessed Ann Marie Taighi

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by padraig, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I came across a link in Spirit Daily the other day (which sadly no longer works} to an article on a very great favourite of mine, Blessed Ann Marie Taigi.


    Here is her miraculously preserved body. I will tell you a curious thing about photos of her body, type, 'Ann Marie Taigi' into google and look at photos of her body, it seems to me in all the different photo's of her, her face though dead, always seems to wear a different expression or is it my imagination?

    Anyhow I only discovered that by accident, but I think looking at her that there is an expression of very great sweetness on her face, like a woman of high sanctity and sweetness that you could most easily love. I was praying to her just last night.

    The reasons why I love Ann Marie are several. Firstly because she is so unusual in that she was the mother of seven children. Now it was very, very unusual for the mother of a large family, a working mother to be canonised, so I knew she had to be really special. She was a great mystic, a lady of high prayer. Plus a miracle worker of th highest order.

    Perhaps most interesting of all she was someone who had, as a gift from God a globe of white light in which she could see the secrets of the past , present and future and see the secrets of souls. SO, though she could not I suppose hardly read and write the most learned , rich and powerful of all Europe, including Cardinals and Popes came to her little door for advice...{and she never took a cent for this.

    She was so down to earth , too, her husband gave her a terrible time of it and she was a martyr to her in-laws who were shocking. Yet there was always so sweet, patient and kind. She was unusual too in that she did no great penances and lived an ordinary kind of life from the outside. It was ,I suppose putting up with the family circumstances as a bit of a martyr led her to sanctity, bless her.
    One day, while I was in Rome I wondered down form Saint Peters in Rome to the Travastere, a real working class district across the Tiber and called at random into a local Church there. I love doing this as in Rome the Churches are so lovely...and they often hold the bodies of saints. Well you can imagine how delighted I was to find the miraculously preserved body of Ann Marie there and how I prayer and stared at it!! This not far, I suppose from were she lived and raised her large family!!

    Anyhow Ann Marie holds another great interest for me as she prophesied what we are going through at the minute, the Tribulation:


    The Prophecies:

    a) "God will decree two afflictions. One will originate on earth, namely; wars, revolutions and other evils. The other judgement comes from the air.

    b) " A very thick darkness shall envelop the earth during three days. This awful darkness shall be impregnated with such pestilential vapors, and filled with such frightful apparitions, that they will cause, in a more special manner, the death of the hypocritical and avowed enemies of the Holy Church.

    c) " On this terrible occasion so many of these wicked men, enemies of his Church and of their God, shall be killed by this divine scourge, that their corpses round Rome will be as numerous as the fish which a (then) recent innundation of the Tiber had carried into the city. All enemies of the Church, secret as well as known, will perish over the whole earth during the universal darkness, with the exception of some few, whom God will soon after convert. The air shall be infested with demons, who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms.

    d) "During this darkness artificial light will be impossible. Only blessed candles can be lighted and will afford illumination. He who out of curiosity opens his window to look out or leaves his house will fall dead on the spot. During these three days the people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy.

    e) " A heavenly apparition shall come to reassure the faithful. St. Peter and St. Paul will appear on the clouds, and all men shall see them; and, in a supernatural manner, faith shall return to their hearts. Innumerable conversions of heretics shall cause universal edification.

    f) "One day, Anna Maria, while shedding a torrent of tears, prayed and offered her actions and suffering s for the conversion of sinners, for the destruction of sin, and that God might be known and loved by all men. Then God manifested to her the horrible sins of persons of every condition, and how greviously he was offended. At this sight the servant of God experienced profound sorrow, and sighing, she exclaimed: 'Dearly beloved! what is the remedy for this disaster?' Jesus Christ answered: 'My child, the Church, my spouse, my Father, and myself shall remedy everything. For after a punishment...those who shall survive shall have to conduct themselves well.' At this point she saw innumerable conversions of heretics, who will return to the bosom of the Church; she saw, also, the edifying conduct of their lives, as well as that of all other Catholics.

    g) "During several successive days, Anna Maria beheld a most excessive darkness spreading itself over the whole world. She likewise saw falling ruins of walls, accompanied by much dust, as if a great edifice had tumbled down. This scourge was shown to her on divers occasions. This may indicate the ruins caused by frightful earthquakes, or the destruction effected by the wicked communists. We presume, and assume as pretty certain, that this darkness will be sensible, similar to that of Egypt, mentioned in Exodus, tenth chapter, and that it shall continue during three days.

    h) "Religious shall be persecuted, priests shall be massacred, the churches shall be closed, but only for a short time; the Holy Father shall be obliged to abandon Rome.

    i) "Our Lord said to her: 'First five big trees must be cut down in order that the triumph of the Church may come. These five trees are five great heresies.' Then the Servant of God said: 'Two hundred years are hardly sufficient that all of this may happen.' And Our Lord replied:'It won't take as long as you think!'

    j) "First, several EARTHLY scourges will come. They are going to be dreadful, but they will be mitigated and shortened by the prayers and the penances of many holy souls. There will be great wars in which millions of people will perish through iron. But, after these earthly scourges will come the HEAVENLY one, which will be directed solely against the impenitent. This scourge will be far more frightful and terrible; it will be mitigated by nothing, but it will take place and act in its full rigor. However, in what this heavenly scourge will consist, God did not reveal to anyone, not even His most intimate friends."

    (Taken word for word from The Reign of Antichrist by Rev Gerald Culleton copyright 1951. Sold at:

    a) "God will send two punishments; one will be in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils; it shall originate on earth. The other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion.

    It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot. During these three days, people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy."

    b) "All the enemies of the Church, whether known or unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of a few whom God will soon convert. The air shall be infected by demons who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms."

    c) "Religion shall be persecuted, and priests massacred. Churches shall be closed, but only for a short time. The Holy Father shall be obliged to leave Rome."

    d) "France shall fall into a frightful anarchy. The French shall have a desperate civil war in the course of which even old men will take up arms. The political parties, having exhausted their blood and their rage without being able to arrive at any satisfactory settlement, shall agree at the last extremity to have recourse to the Holy See. Then the Pope shall send to France a special legate....In consequence of the information received, His Holiness himself shall nominate a most Christian King for the government of France."

    e) "After the three days of darkness, St. Peter and St. Paul, having come down from Heaven, will preach in the whole world and designate a new Pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who is to become Pope. Christianity, then, will spread throughout the world. He is the Holy Pontiff, chosen by God to withstand the storm. At the end, he will have the gift of miracles, and his name shall be praised over the whole earth."

    f) "Whole nations will come back to the Church and the face of the earth will be renewed. Russia, England, and China will come into the Church."
  2. maryrose

    maryrose Powers

    I read her lifestory some years ago. I believe she was friendly with Napoleon's mother and prayed much for him. She saw him in her light filled globe alone in prison on Elba. I think his soul may have been saved through her prayers.

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  3. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I think I recall Mary, that her son got married and him and the wife , Ann Marie's daughter-in-law moved in with them...I think the daughter -in-law took over the house and treated her very badly?

    I always thought Ann Marie had huge patience.
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  4. Seán

    Seán New Member

    I happened to read that article on spirit daily; I was very impressed at her story.
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  5. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

  6. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Anne's husband (who was a butler) treated Anne very badly. So you had this very,very odd situation were Pope's, Cardinals, Bishops, kings, Queens, Lord and Ladies throughout Italy and Europe came calling to her, writing letters and showing her the very greatest deference while her husband who was a butler, a servant bossed her about in a very bad tempered way. Her daughter in law did even worse. :) So we can take it from this that Blessed Anna and incredibly gifted mystic and saint highly regarded all over Europe very , very highly indeed, was treated as more nor less a slave in her own home and went right along with it.

    Astonishing humility. Really astonishing and such a lesson to us all..

    The total reverse or our modern day culture which demands as a right, 'Me, me , me' I must have this or that, I must be treated and such and such and such a way.
    In the Light of God Anne, like Jesus was willing to become the servant of all, the last will be first and the last first. Like Jesus she washed the feet of all. She took the very last place at the feast.
    What a woman and saint!
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  7. TinNM

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  8. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Anne's mystical gifts centred on a kind of mirror which she gazed into which enabled her to see all kinds of things , for instance she could see the future and inside peoples souls. It was a kind of mystical gate way.An entrance to the Eternal to God who is timeless and infinite, a kind of doorway to heaven.

    So interesting! Was she the only one who had such a mirror. Well, no. I have heard of other mystics who have referred to such a mirror. Not that many , but a few.

    What does this mean? How to explain it?

    Well I hesitate to say. Mystical means , in a Catholic sense the exploration of the mysteries of Christ.

    I think it was Anna's way of understanding the inner doorway she went though to the Infinite and Eternal , to heaven in fact. Other folks might explain it in different ways... it a mirror or a doorway or whatever...she passed through into another world..heaven and so she saw what most people have to wait to see after death...
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  9. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I will give two examples from my own life, not a, 'mirror', but rather in Irish terms a kind of , 'Seeing'.

    One time I was in a bar having a drink when I got talking to a gentleman who was quite famous in our own part of the world as a performer.

    I suddenly saw him standing in a field and over his head was a large crow perched on tree looking down on him and cawing loudly. I felt drawn to share this with the guy who looked very put out and asked me what it meant? I told him that traditionally it , the Crow or Rook, was a harbinger of death or serious illness.

    He went quiet. Then he became angry and wondered how I had known? He had recently been diagnosed with serious , progressive illness which he had told no one, apart from his wife about, and wanted to know how I had discovered his secret....

    You see this is like the mirror but in an other way..

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  10. padraig

    padraig New Member

    A more recent example. A young guy in his thirties whom i work with.

    As soon as I saw him I knew he had not long to live.

    Why? He was very fit, he ran every day had no addictions, a complete stranger very healthy on the surface. Why think of short life and death?

    Well when the virus came I discovered he had to leave work right away. He had something called Addison's disease an adrenal disorder, it he had caught the virus he was as vulnerable as someone in their eighties.

    How could I have known this, he looked as fit as horse?
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  11. padraig

    padraig New Member

    My grandmother and grandfather were both like this they could too, kind of see things...

    my grandmother did this through reading tea leaves and my grandfather through a crystal ball...

    in my case it seems to kind of run in the family...

    it is not important how you do is only important in that you can...
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  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Yes we have five senses.. but we have all of us a sixth...sadly the modern, so busy world, so materialistic, so scientific has totally lost the sense of this and so have lost this sixth, mystical sense....Anna Maria Tiagi's, 'Mirror'.

    Prayer and fasting can often bring this back into very,very sharp focus...but it takes us to be open to it...

    very,very few are however..

    so very,very sad...
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  13. TinNM

    TinNM Archangels

    I knew this lady who could really see auras and was a bit gifted to "see things" so to speak, good or bad that might happen. I think she could do so, I don't know what to think of that even years on from when she first did it. She seemed like a nice lady, nothing, you know, it seemed like nothing to do with the occult.
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    padraig New Member

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  15. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Some of the saints could , clearly 'See' things other could not, or at least rarely , or at least they rarely owned up to it. But I believe prayer accentuates such gifts.

    Satanists strive for such gifts as a goal in themselves as a means of magical power, they are very wrong to do so. Power divorced from love is always wrong.

    Nevertheless, such gifts are not wrong in themselves in that they are gifts from God as are such gifts as intelligence, beauty, health and so on... they are simply, 'Gifts' and are to be celebrated as such.

    Not to be feared.

    They should be used to help others, as for instance a gift such as wealth should be...
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  16. sparrow

    sparrow Exitus ~ Reditus

    My husband's mother could read tea leaves and had some very interesting dreams... she didn't like seeing death in tea leaves of others so quit reading them all together. Apparently, it ran in her family to 'see things' but appears to be lost now in her children.
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  17. AED

    AED Powers

    My grandmother (from the O'Conner clan:)) claimed this gift once. She dreamed a terrible air disaster that later actually happened. She was standing on the shore of Lake Michigan and realized she had missed the flight and was distraught because she was going to see her mother. A man standing next to her said "oh no-- you don't want that plane" and as she watched it blew up. She told my father and my grandfather. Two days later it happened. I have myself dreamed things that have come true on a few occasions. And I have spoken things that have come true later. I have no control over it. It just happens. I have consecrated any "seeing" to the Sacred Heart.
    My cousin has this ability in a greater measure. Like you she can tell when someone is gravely ill even if they don't look it. Our great aunt also had this ability. I wonder if it is some ability to access part of the brain that most people cant?
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  18. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I saw on tv that there was a plane crash in a bad storm over Lake Michigan in the 1950’s and they still have not located all the debris. Is this the same crash?
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  19. padraig

    padraig New Member

    The trouble these days is that people do not have time to take time for things, especially with distractions with toys like Smart Phones.

    Baking bread is a good example. Who really bakes bread these days? It takes too much time. Before you even start to bake bread you have to have real wish or interest in doing so in the first place. But in other places it is different. In Japan for instance the wives are expected to make fresh bread every morning; but even there they have started using the bread making machines which they invented.

    I recall one afternoon watching an old lady shelling chestnuts for the evening meal and thought how beautiful it was that she took so much time to create something so special.

    There was a story one time I read in the Readers Digest years and years ago about a gentleman whose lawn mower had broken down. There was an old man in the district who had a reputation for fixing things and he brought the machine to him. After tinkering for a while he got it fixed. When the younger man expressed admiration for him for having done so the old man simply said,

    'You have to take time for things'.

    Which is why in Ancient cultures like the Celts or the North American Indians things like reading and interpreting dreams were taken as a matter of course.

    No one has the time anymore. Rush, rush, rush. Press that Smart Phone button. Who, for instance studies the clouds anymore?

    Who even for that matter even looks at the clouds, stops to listen to a bird sing or pauses to smell a passing flower?

    Some things we really need to take time for. Like prayer, for instance.

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  20. sparrow

    sparrow Exitus ~ Reditus

    My hubby and I love to walk the dog in the morning while all the birds are out singing and the sun is shining warm on our faces.. we try to be extra conscious of God in His creation in many ways.. I think it comes easier with age and being practicing Catholics. We notice so much now and realize how much time we have wasted in life not looking around us!​
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