Byzantine prophecies on the Last Emperor and Era of Peace

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by Vouthon, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. Vouthon

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    (continued from the last post on the previous page...)

    This dynamic, his ascent from poverty, coheres with one of the most important themes of Sacred Scripture referred to by the Virgin Mary, Our Lady, in her Magnificat in Luke:

    And Mary said,

    My soul magnifies the Lord,
    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
    Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
    49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name.
    50 His mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.
    51 He has shown strength with his arm;

    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
    52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
    and lifted up the lowly;
    53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
    and sent the rich away empty.

    (Luke 1:46-53)​

    St. Bonaventure, a thirteenth century Franciscan Doctor of the Church, makes it clear in his Collations on the Hexaemeron (a series of sermons delivered to the Franciscan community at Paris in the Spring of 1273) that Cyrus the Great liberating the Jews from Babylonian Captivity is a 'type' of the age of the Great Monarch, who will thus be modelled after Cyrus:

    Nevertheless, it is first necessary that the tribulation come. The End is not to be placed there, because no one knows how long that time of great peace will last since ''when they said 'Peace and security,' then suddenly destruction came upon them" (Matt. 24:21).

    The seventh time or age, that of quiet, begins with the shout of the angel who "swore through Him who lives forever and ever that there would be no more time; but in the days of the seventh angel the mystery of God will be completed" (Rev. 10:&-7).In the sixth age three things take place - excellence of victory, excellence of teaching, and excellence of the prophetic life....In this age there ought to come a life through an order which will possess the prophetic life. This age is double. Just as in the Lord's Passion there was first light, then darkness, and then light, so it is necessary that first there be the light of teaching and that Josiah succeed Hezekiah, after which came the tribulation of the Jews through their captivity. It is necessary that One Ruler, a defender of the Church, arise. After him will come the darkness of tribulations...

    In the seventh age [of the Old Testament] we know that these things took place - the rebuilding of the Temple, the restoration of the city, and the granting of peace. Likewise in the coming seventh age there will be a restoration of divine worship and a rebuilding of the city.

    (Collation 16:17-19. Translated from Opera omnia 5:405-6, 408.)​

    Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser emphasised the same in 1646:

    "The spread of the church over all countries will take place by the instrumentality of this Strong Monarch, and before the destruction of the world, Christianity will be preached to all nations of the earth; as this is foretold in Matthew 24:4; in Isaiah 2:2; and in Micheas (Micah) 4:2. To this wide diffusion of Christianity allusion is made, when John is obliged to measure the temple of God.(Apocalypse 11:1).

    A type of this period was the sixth age of the old world, from the deliverance of the Israelites out of the Babylonian Captivity, and the rebuilding of the City and the Temple of Jerusalem, down to the Coming of Christ. As God gladdened His people by the rebuilding of the Temple and the Holy City; as all nations and kingdoms were subjected to the Roman Empire; and Caesar Augustus, the most powerful and excellent Monarch, after vanquishing all his enemies gave peace to the world - so will God pour out upon His Church the most abundant consolations
  2. Vouthon

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    I also thought it might be worth submitting, for the interest of the forum, a few authentic Western prophecies of the Holy Pontiff or Angelic Shepherd Pope, since he his role in the eschatological drama and period of peace is so indelibly bound up with that of his temporal colleague the Great Monarch, which have not (to my knowledge) been distributed yet online.

    The first is from the thirteenth vision of Robert of Uzfes (d. 1296), a Dominican visionary. His Liber sermonum Dei details a vision Robert had while walking along the Rhone river from Orange to Avignon. The Lord appeared to him at sunrise and told him to:

    "Say to the Angel of the Church: "’In your simplicity you nourish wolves who rend my flock’ (Jer. 23:1). I will pay you a visit (Exod. 3:16), because you have been deceived and have not known the rending of my flock. I will bring a great plague unless you correct this sin. I will demand the blood of my sheep at your hand. Remember your begging and resist proud thoughts (Rom. 12:16); as a humble man do not abandon the humble works you have begun. I will reward the humble. See what your subjects are doing and let not such things go unpunished. The day of your destruction upon which I shall take revenge is near.....

    In the same place I saw in a dream that I was with my oldest brother and youngest sister. While we were walking we came to a door and heard the words: "The pope is inside, if you wish to see him." We entered and kissed his feet as he stood on the ground. I was amazed that he would sit upon the ground and looked upon his narrow short bed with its very poor covering. I said: "Why is it, Father, that you have such a poor bed? The poorest of the poor bishops of the world would not have a meaner one." The pope said to me, 'We must be humbled." Suddenly we were on our way down a mountain and I saw him in the habit of the Friars Minor."

    A rather cryptic 14th century text known as the Vaticinia de summis nontificibus (which survives in more than fifty manuscript and twenty printed editions), prophesizes that the Angelic Pope will arrive like a semi-naked monk sitting on a rock, and is captioned as follows: XI. Title. A Good Mark of Respect:

    There will be revealed an anointed one who has the first name of a monk. He will live on a rock. "The lamentations of the others have come to me. Having left the world, I have a peasant's diet of herbs. I live in the world like a dead man, one groaning. I gather together good things and scatter every reward of evil doing." He will be totally justified when the Star appears black to you. You will then be naked and go into the depths of the earth.

    The Liber de Flore is a prophecy dating from circa 1304/1305 A.D., predicts that the Angelic Pope again will be "poor and naked" and would be appointed by angelic agency (hence his name, the Angelic Shepherd Pope) and that he will "ally with a generous king of the paternity of Pippin" who would come to salute the "brightness of the glorious pope" and who would confer on him the Eastern and Western Empire along with the title Bicephalus. Then together they would carry out the program of the Last World Emperor the Greeks would be converted and the French king would conquer Jerusalem, eventually resigning the kingdom to become a Franciscan friar. There would be a program for the Angelic Pope, too; Rome would be purged of all wealth and all clergy would live according to ecclesiastical poverty."

    This text assumes a lengthy period of peace that will not end during the reigns of the Great Monarch and Angelic Pope but endure after them until the advent of Antichrist. After the first Angelic pope, a further four holy successors are identified as subsequent Angelic pontiffs: the "second pope, French in nationality, would travel to Germany and France. In the former country he would reform the Church, and in the latter he would bless the French people. There would then be a third Angelic Pope, an Italian Franciscan, and then a final one, a Gascon and great preacher who would make pilgrimages all over the earth. Eventually he would confront and convert the tribes of Gog and Magog in Palestine, there to rule the world until the coming of the Antichrist."

    A Franciscan prophet Jean de Roquetaillade (c .1310-c .1365) had a series of visions in 1340 which he wrote down in a book entitled, The Companion in Tribulation. He predicted:

    The twelfth instruction concerns the proximate restoration of the men of the Church and of the world through the celestial reformer who is at hand. He is the Elijah who, according to the word of God, will restore all things. . With this whip (literally made of little cords, that is, of humble Friars) Christ will certainly expel all corrupt, lustful, and avaricious priests from the Temple lest they minister to Him in sacrifice. He will depose simoniacs from their ministry, and will hand over those who offend against nature to the secular arm to be sacrificed by fire so that nature can be purged. He will restore the ancient liberty of choosing prelates to the episcopal sees. He will make the ravenous wolves flee the flock, will place holy men upon a candlestick and hide unworthy ones under a bushel basket, will castigate flesh and blood considerations, will restore collapsed justice, and will apply apt medicine against all evils. He will also replant all the gospel virtues in men who have collapsed and strengthen good men in their holy resolve. He will finish the book of the restoration of the world by the art of Christ whose power will endure forever.

    The French king, who will come to see his [the pope’s] angelic brightness at the time of his election, he will make Roman emperor, contrary 'n the custom of German elections. God will generally subdue the world to the West, East, and South. He will be of such sanctity that no emperor or king from the beginning of the world is his equal in sanctity, save the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, our Lord Jesus Christ. The emperor will refuse to be crowned with a golden crown in honor of the crown of thorns of Jesus Christ. An emperor of the highest sanctity, he will execute all the commands of the Restoring Pope previously discussed.

    Through these two the whole world will be restored. They will destroy the entire law and tyrannical power of Mohammed, both of them will pay personal visits to Greece and Asia, will end the schism, free the Greeks from the Turks, subjugate the Tartars to the faith, and restore the kingdoms of Asia. The pope will command that as long as the world shall last the cardinals will be drawn from the Greek Church...He will end the division of the Guelfs and in Italy, and will make arrangements for the lands of the Church in such a manner that the pope will never have to attack them. He will stamp out all avarice and pride and wipe the clergy free of heresy. As I have already said, it is soon to come to pass that infidels will invade Italy, Hungary, and many Christian provinces, and will afflict Christendom for forty-two months according to the literal sense of Scripture (Dan. 8:14). He will destroy them and free the Christian people from the hands of Mohammed.
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  3. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Thank you! I never even heard tell of most of these prophesies before!:)
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  4. TinNM

    TinNM Principalities

    I deliberated this with myself over the past few days over this other forum that has been plugged here.

    I was reading in some Catholic book, we should not gossip, those wrongs can go on forever... for speaking ill of others.... but it's bothered me.

    When Catholic Answers closed down, I left on my profile, I may be on twitter, parler, gab.... if one wants to write me. I went to that St. Isidore's forum and Bearcat or whatever that person's name is was writing in a post something to the effect, "no politics discussed here, you can go to parler and trade barbs as long as you want", the problem with this in addition to its unkind content is it seems to belie stalking which this Bearcat person seemed to accuse others of at Catholic Answers. That would be some coincidence that someone mentioned Parler, my having written it on my profile. Otherwise, it seemed rude, I pulled up something this Bearcat or Bearself, whatever it is posted in a thread I posted on Nicaragua where they called the country messed up, I posted Bearcat's words, not my own and with hardly any commentary and this person, Bearcat deleted the post and blocked me, this is about last November. The post was very rude and insulting too, I'd say an insult to intelligence and maybe a personal attack some and totally false as well..

    GiftofJoy was a poster that complained about Bearcat, GiftofJoy personally messaged me about this and stopped going to the forum. And heck, at that, I didn't even talk of Biden or Pelosi, almost never.

    I can go on, Bearcat complained when abortion and maybe infanticide zealot Joe Biden was discussed yet, I didn't see same concern per things said about Trump. So, Bearcat seems to be against abortion but not talking about who supports it and supports Planned Parenthood, Democrats like Obama and Biden. This is now considered talking about politics. Sorry Bearcat, this goes against Catholic Teaching, many Bishops, Clergy, Father Altman have discussed this, so this now becomes an uncatholic teaching this individual is pushing.

    So, I think that is enough but I would be very wary of this individual and it's not quite right for me, to see that forum discussed here, be wary. This was a brief statement in comparison.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2021 at 6:36 PM
  5. Vouthon

    Vouthon Angels

    @Muzhik So, I contacted the lady whose email address you kindly provided a few days ago, noting that I was a friend of yours and a member of the old CAF but I've yet to have any response or invite code sent :unsure:

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