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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Prepare for "Peter The Roman"

Pope Benedict abdicates the Chair of Saint Peter
Effective Februrary 28, 2013 at 8pm Roman Time
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT:  The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's abdication of the papal throne came as a shock to the whole world.  The Catholic Knight will remain on a blogging hiatus for personal reasons, but will return briefly to comment on this unexpected turn of events.  I have been told the Catholic Squire has some fascinating comments on this subject too, so check back later for that.

First and foremost, while it is shocking that the pope, for the first time in 600 years, would abdicate the throne, the reasons for this must be put into perspective.  It does everyone a disservice to indulge in conspiracy theories.  The pope is ill.  Anyone who has been watching him over the last few years can see that.  You don't have to be a doctor to figure out that the man is suffering and winding down.  Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger watched his close friend, Pope John Paul II, deteriorate on the Chair of Peter to the point of helplessness.  Simultaneously, he watched the scandals and corruption develop beneath his nose, while the holy pontiff became too ill to deal with them effectively.  Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) does not want the same thing to happen all over again.  He knows he's not getting any younger, that his days of sharp governance are coming to a close, and he simply will not sit idly on the Chair of Peter and watch the Church deteriorate beneath him because he is too weak to do anything about it!  That is his thinking.  It makes perfect logical sense, and it shows a deep sense of humility and love for the Church.  Pope Benedict has done what John Paul II should have done.  I am not criticising John Paul II here.  Rather, what I am saying is that considering what happened to John Paul II, nobody has the right to criticise this decision of Pope Benedict XVI.  He resigned freely, with forethought, and out of love for US !!!!  He didn't want us to endure again what we endured during the last decade.

I suspect that the Holy Father feels he has made all of the necessary institutional reforms he can make at this time.  The highlights of these being Summorum Pontificum and Anglicanorum Coetibus.  What is needed now is somebody who can keep this ship on its present course for a nice long period of time.  In other words, Benedict XVI has plotted the course out of the storm, turned the rudder of the ship accordingly, steered her in the right direction, raised the sails and got it moving again.  What is needed now is a strong hand that can hold the wheel steady for a decade or two.  That's something he physically can't do and he knows it.  Becoming the "Pope Emeritus," Monsignor Joseph Ratzinger, will gain certain advantages to achieve this end, and the Catholic Squire may soon post to further elaborate on that.
"In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end."
This is the prophecy we have all been waiting for.  We knew this day would come, and had Pope Benedict XVI simply died yesterday instead, the results would be exactly the same today.  We've known for the past eight years that we are but one heartbeat away from the fulfilment of this prophecy from Saint Malachy.  The time of "extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church" has come, and Pope Benedict XVI (the Glory of the Olives) knows the Church needs a strong leader in such a time.  For decades, centuries even, many have speculated that the "Glory of the Olives" and "Peter the Roman" are one in the same man.  We know with certainty now this is not the case, or is it?  Perhaps there is a connection between these two men that we could not see before.

The name "Peter the Roman" essentially means nothing.  All popes are "Peter" and all popes live in Rome.  I believe this phrase was used by Saint Malachy to deliberately obscure the identity of this man.  For if his identity could be discerned in advance, all the forces of Hell would be unleashed to stop him from ever taking the Keys of Saint Peter.  For now, "Peter the Roman" remains safely anonymous.

That he will "nourish the sheep in many tribulations" should be self explanatory, and this is why Pope Benedict has resigned.  Now that the direction of the flock has been corrected, the sheep must be nourished, and he knows that he neither has the strength nor time to do it himself.  The "Glory of the Olives" hands the Keys over to his successor freely to assure that there will be no delay in the flock's nourishment and little chance of the flock getting off course as a result of his complete absence (death).

It has been prophesied by many that the "city on seven hills will be destroyed" eventually.  There are only two Biblical cities that meet this description -- Rome and Jerusalem.  Catholic prophecies from multiple saints and mystics tell us that Rome will one day be sacked and decimated just as Jerusalem once was.  The Vatican will be overrun by rioting hoards, and the pope will flee for his life to suffer martyrdom elsewhere.  (Some prophecies indicate it might be in Germany.)  This event may be a long time off yet, much longer than many of us have suspected.  The question of course is when did the 100 years prophecy of Pope Leo XIII begin?  I have posted previously that I suspect that Fatima was not the starting point, but merely a final warning before the starting point.  For at Fatima, Our Lady prophesied that a greater war would come if the people did not repent.  That greater war did come in 1938 with the dawn of World War II and the red aurora borealis that was seen all over Europe that year, which Adolph Hitler himself said he took as a "sign" to begin his conquest.  The year 2038 will correspond with some other prophecies concerning feast dates, and if our interpretations are accurate, it means this next pope might perhaps have as long as a 25 year reign before the 100 year prophecy comes to a close.  It is interesting to note that Pope Leo's prophecy says 75 to 100 years.  If 1938 was the starting point, then this year (2013) marks the 75th year and the beginning of the 25 year home stretch before completion.

While many of those unfamiliar with Catholic prophecy might be inclined to think the "dreadful judge" is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, we know better.  The "dreadful judge" is none other than the Great Monarch.  The people he will "judge" will be the Europeans, and he will judge them by smashing what is left of their pitiful Secular democracies that will soon persecute the Church and lead their continent to ruin.  (I suspect the United States has a different fate in store and may already have come to fruition before the close of this 100 year prophecy.)  We know that after he has judged his people, a period of relative peace and evangelism will follow.  It is likely that more popes and monarchs will follow as well, in a line of further succession, until we eventually reach the final age of the Church in which the Antichrist will arise in Jerusalem to destroy everything the Great Monarch and his successors have created. That however, is another story for another time, and I suspect this blogger will be long dead and buried by then.

Today we await the fulfilment of the last pope of Saint Malachy's prophecy -- Peter the Roman -- whoever that may be.  I assure you he remains safely anonymous for now, and the name "Peter the Roman" probably means nothing in particular.  The following is a list of cardinals who are potential candidates based upon their age.  I suspect that quite probably, our next pope (Peter the Roman) may be found in the names below....

Alencherry, George, India, age 67
Barbarin, Philippe, France,     age 62
Betori, Giuseppe, Italy, age 65
Braz de Aviz, João, Brazil, age 65
Burke, Raymond Leo, United States, age 64
Cañizares Llovera, Antonio, Spain, age 67
Collins, Thomas Christopher, Canada, age 66
DiNardo, Daniel, United States, age 63
Dolan, Timothy Michael, United States, age 63
Eijk, Willem Jacobus, Netherlands,     age 59
Erdő, Péter, Hungary, age 60
Filoni, Fernando, Italy, age 66
Harvey, James Michael, United States, age 63
Koch, Kurt, Switzerland,     age 62
Marx, Reinhard, Germany, age 59
Nycz, Kazimierz, Poland, age 63
Puljić, Vinko, Bosnia-Herzegovina, age 67
Ranjith Patabendige Don, Albert Malcolm, Sri Lanka, age 66
Robles Ortega, Francisco, Mexico,     age 63
Ryłko, Stanisław, Poland, age 67
Sarah, Robert, Guinea, age 67
Scherer, Odilo Pedro, Brazil, age 63
Tagle, Luis Antonio, Philippines, age 55
Woelki, Rainer, Germany, age 56


Siobhan said...

I'm hoping and praying that it's Raymond Burke, but God's will be done.

Isaac d'Harville said...

St. Malachy's "prophecy" is is most likely a forgery.

Isaac d'Harville said...

Of course, I obviously could be wrong about that. Certainly I will praise the Lord if I may see the Great Monarch in my lifetime. Please forgive me if my previous posts here have seemed arrogant and foolish. I am pretty much a fool, but I repent and try to become holier. Please, pray for me. I need all the help I can get.
Bl. Pierre of Luxembourg, pray for us!

Catholic Brev said...

Thank you for enlightening us regarding the Catholic Prophecy. This gives us more hope at the moment. God bless you always!

Jos Sebastian's Blog said...

If you want "Peter the Roman", I think the easiest way is to not elect a Pope -- or in other words, no consensus is reached in the conclave. This means that camerlengo will be in charge. Current camerlengo is Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone. He has Peter in his name and he is a Roman.

Paul said...

I heard also that some of the prophecies attributed to St Malachy are forgeries from 200 or so years after his death. There was apparently a full body of his writings and then, much later, new stuff suddenly appeared.

Thanks for writing about the greatness of Benedict XVI, Catholic Knight. I realized how much I love him when I found myself shedding tears because he's retiring to a life of prayer. When I was trying to cope with this sorrow I went to the mass readings for his last day, Feb 28. They deal with not trusting any human flesh or worldly riches. I wonder if our great pope picked that day with those readings in mind? He knows God is in charge of the Church. But I thank God it was precisely the holy and beautiful man who is now leaving the chair of Rome that God sent. I suspect it is only in heaven that we will find our how truly great he was.

John C. Hathaway said...

*If* there's any truth to the St. Malachi prophecy, Garabandal, or that other place, I focus on the Garabandal prophecy which said that B16 would be "the last pope of these times"--not the last pope, but the last pope of the crisis. JPII & Lucia died within a month of one another. As for Leo XIII's century, Leo XIII was deeply interested in the prophecies of La Salette, as the recent study into the Vatican archives has proven, and met personally with Melanie. La Salette predicted a century of unprecedented demonic activity *starting* in 1860, and that the period after 1960 would show the fruits of that activity.

Marian Chevalier said...

Sir Knight,

Thank you for briefly returning from your hiatus to comment on this historic turn of events.

Your synopsis of potential outcomes as outlined by Catholic prophecy is well-formulated and reasonable. Indeed, reconciling the prophecies of St. Malachy and the Minor Chastisement was something that I admit that I had not done yet before I heard your explanation. Thank you for explaining that.
I would posit to you, however, that the Chastisement will come sooner than you suggest. 2017 will indeed be the date. Here are my reasons:
1. A very important historical precedent has been set in terms of warning-fulfillment prophecies. One needs only to look at 1689, when Our Lord appeared to appeal for the consecration of France and its king, Louis XIV, to Christ's Sacred Heart. Jesus' entreaty was not heeded, and 100 years later TO THE DAY since He made His request, on June 17, 1789, the Estates General of France declared themselves to be the National Assembly. With this act they openly revolted against the French monarchy and began the French Revolution. Therefore, Fatima's 1917 warning can well be considered the starting point of the 100 year period that God will wait before He brings His wrath upon Europe. We can reasonably believe that it will be another 100 year period between warning and fulfillment because Sr. Lucia, the main visionary of Fatima, received another visit by Christ Himself, and Our Lord said to her that if His ministers act like the King of France in not following God's command, so they [the Church] will follow him [the French king] into misfortune.

2. St. John Bosco, that great visionary saint, has prophesied this: "And before two full moons of the month of flowers have run their course, the rainbow of peace will rise above the earth. The Great Minister will see the Bride of his King arrayed in festive fashion."
This is a quote from a wider prophecy of the Chastisement. But to put it into our own times: if we believe that that Chastisement is impending now, we must understand that two full moons in May, the month of flowers, are rare things, according to the monthly lunar cycle. The next time that this will happen is in 2026. Therefore, if this prophecy is to believed, then the LATEST period that the Chastisement will begin will be in 2022 (accounting for the 3-and-a-half year duration).


Marian Chevalier said...

3. I think that you are placing an inordinate amount of value on Pope Leo XIII's vision. It seems clear from the writings of the event in question that the 75-100 years that Satan asked for have already run their course. During Christ's exchange with Satan in 1886, Our Lord said "You NOW have the time and power." It makes little sense that Our Lord would give Satan 50 years of "warm up" time before his allotted time would begin in 1938.
If we move the time frame back to 1886, that would mean that events like World War I, the Russian Revolution, the Russian Civil War, the murderously anti-Catholic Mexican Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, and the turning of Portugal into the "Capital of Freemasonry" in Europe would be added to the timeframe. This timeframe would of course still include World War II, the brutal oppression of Catholics in the Soviet bloc, the majority of the Cold War (which almost turned Hot thanks to the Cuban Missile Crisis), the assassination of Catholic president Kennedy, the Sexual Revolution, contraception, abortion, and if you would wish to include it, the Second Vatican Council. And consider this: in 1986, 100 years after Leo XIII's vision, Soviet premier Gorbachev began his policy of glasnost and perestroika, both of which helped initiate the downfall of the Soviet Union. The Berlin Wall fell three years later. Such a remarkable turnaround for the Soviet Union only a short time after the end of Leo XIII's vision is very telling. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the rest of the 20th century was largely peaceful, minus a few regional conflicts. But making the timeframe begin on the day of Leo XIII's vision would truly mark the 20th Century as Satan's century. The current dark times in which we live are independent of Satan's boast.
But then, there has been a larger war between Satan and the Church going on since its founding. The 20th century was simply the most damage that Satan had done to the Church in the context of that larger struggle. Speaking of the larger context...
4. Throughout this age of the Church (the Fifth, according to Holzhauser), there has been what is called "The principle of the 17's", meaning that cataclysmic events in the history of the Church took place on the 17th year of a century in this age. The beginning of this age, according to Holzhauser, just so happened to be 1517, when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses in Wittenberg, launching the Protestant revolt which has been a scourge to the Church ever since.
In 1717, the Freemasons were forged into a cohesive Society in Europe. The Freemasons, like Voltaire and Montesquieu, worked tirelessly to overthrow the Greco-Catholic tradition of Europe and replace it with their own new religion of personal liberty, religious relativity and state power. They were directly responsible for the American and French Revolutions, and the world we have now is the world they built on the ruins of old Christendom.
In 1917, a few months after Our Lady appeared at Fatima, the Bolshevik Communists seized control of Russia and began spreading her errors throughout the world. Communism has caused the deaths of hundreds of millions, mercilessly persecuted the Church and almost caused the destruction of the world thanks to nuclear war. It also introduced the sexual revolution in America (thanks to Communist professors at universities), which single-handedly corrupted our culture.
This time, in 2017 the Principle of the 17's coincides with the 100 year time limit I enumerated in #2. Russia has not yet been consecrated according to the wishes of Our Lady, even though two previous popes have tried to do so. Would it not make sense that this is the year to watch for?

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shawn stipe said...

You forgot Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson. I know that would be strange if this pope was named Peter.

Marian Chevalier said...

I can't look around the world today and think that things will persist this way for another 25 years.
- China and Japan are evidently squaring up for war over those islands, and the demon-consulting Chinese astrologers are predicting a war. They are two of the world's largest economies, and a full-scale war between them would be catastrophic for the global market.
- Japan is also instigating a worldwide currency war in an effort to strengthen its economy.
- The Eurozone is once again lurching towards a recession, despite everything they have done to avert it over the last few years.
- Israel and UN nuclear watchdogs estimate that Iran will able to complete a nuclear weapon THIS YEAR.
- North Korea is acting more belligerent than ever, and are close to completing a nuclear weapon of their own, with Iranian aid.
- The political gridlock in America's government may well cause the much-dreaded "sequester" to come into effect, which will gut a considerable portion of America's military. And that's not even mentioning the raging debate over gun control! The Supreme Court of the United States will hear cases concerning sodomite marriages, and will likely allow them.

Our times are truly grave. We have 4 years. We must prepare ourselves!

I have received a portion of the materials posted here from another blog that examines the Chastisement also:

Life is said...

Welcome to Pope Francis, (Taken from the name Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone) from Latin America,

So the prophesy is true after all.

Pietro from "Latin" e.g "Roman" America is clear enough for me.

God bless him.