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The Apocalypsis according to St. Bernadette Subirous
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Posted on 12/30/2001 8:58:19 AM PST by scouse

The Apocalypsis according to St. Bernadette Subirous

Lourdes, in the French Pyrenees, is today the most popular Marian Shrine in the world. In 1858, the 14-years old Bernadette Subirous, a poor country girl, had eighteen apparitions of a beautiful, luminous “lady” who, during the 16th apparition on March 25, identified herself as the “Immaculate Conception”, a Marian title defined as a dogma by Pope Pius IX just four years before.

She requested a chapel on the site of her apparition, revealed three secrets to the girl and asked her to dig for a spring. In front of an unbelieving crowd, Bernadette started to remove the earth with her hands, when suddenly fresh water appeared - a spring which, until this day, releases up to a liter of water each second.

“Pray for the poor sinners, pray for a sick world”, the lady told Bernadette and started to heal people who drunk from the water. Since then, the sick of the world came in masses to Lourdes. Over 5000 healings were reported. 64 of them officially classified “miraculous” by the skeptical Church authorities. Bernadette died in 1879. Her body remained uncorrupted. She was beatified in 1925 and canonized in 1933. The text of the “Secrets” was never revealed.

According to the “Schwarzer Brief”, a German-language newsletter for Clerics, of November 4, 1998, Bernadette wrote a letter to Pope Leo XIII. Just before she passed away in 1879. In this letter, she revealed five prophecies for the 20th century. The first three were probably identical with the “three secrets”, the other two were possibly revealed during another apparition.

Bernadette´s letter remained in the Vatican Archives until 1997, when it was discovered by the French Father Antoine LaGrande who searched for material and correspondence on Lourdes. According to LaGrande, the letter consisted of five sheets, which were found in a metal box in the vaults of the Archives. On each sheet, a revelation was written down.

Sheet 1 described the development of the Lourdes sanctuary and predicted that it would become an important place of pilgrimage after Bernadette´s death. Many people would be healed by the water from the spring.

Sheet 2 mentioned important scientific discoveries including “the use of electric energy” and the invention of several types of machines.

Sheet 3 predicted the rise of an evil dictator in Germany (Adolf Hitler) which would cause “something horribly evil”. His rule of terror would end in a war in which “nearly all nations participate”.

Sheet 4 announced that man would fly into Outer Space and eventually land on the moon in or around 1970.

On Sheet 5 was the most detailed text: “Your Holiness, the Holy Virgin told me that with the end of the 20th Century the end of the age of science would follow. A new era of the Faith will begin everywhere on Earth. Eventually the evidence is found that it was God who created the Earth and Man. This will be the beginning of the end of the sciences; the people will not believe in them any longer. Millions will turn back to Christ…”

The Church, Bernadette said, would play a new, important role. The loss of trust in the Sciences, so the seer, was caused by the “haughtiness of the physicians who used their knowledge to create a monster, a creature which is neither man nor beast.” This would cause a public scandal. The people would realize that the scientists went too far - and “chase them like you chase a rapacious wolf.”

Furthermore, Bernadette warns that a new, big war could break out at the turn of the Millennium. “On the eve of the year 2000 a final clash between the followers of Mohammed and the Christian nations will happen. In a horrible battle, 5.650.451 soldiers will loose their life and a bomb with great impact will be thrown onto a city in Persia.”

If the original text indeed says “thrown onto”, it would be a remarkable prediction; only since World War 2, bombs were thrown on cities. Air raids were completely unknown in Bernadette´s time. The great number of casualties leaves no doubt that she referred to a Nuclear bomb.

Further note, that Afganistan became independent only in 1919 - until 1751 it was a part of Persia, during the 19th century it was under both, Persian and British/Indian influence.

“At the end”, Bernadette continued, “the sign of the Cross will conquer and all muslims will embrace the Christian Faith. Great wealth will follow and the Lord will pour out His blessings over the faithful.” Poverty, disease and hunger have an end, every tenth person will have the power to heal. “The 21st Century will be known as the Second Golden Age of mankind”, the seer concluded.

Please note: At the moment we have no possibility to check the veracity of Father LaGrande´s claims. We neither have the original manuscript nor the French text of the prophecy. On the other hand, the sheer fact that it was already published in 1998 is astonishing. Although Bernadette predicted the Great War for 1999, keep in mind that prophecies hardly give any accurate dates… I leave it to you to judge about the authenticity of this text. I hope and pray that the predicted Great War will not happen, and that we can reach the Golden Age without any tragic losses…


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1 posted on 12/30/2001 8:58:19 AM PST by scouse
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To: scouse
"The Apocalypsis"

I thought it was the Apocalypso according to Bob Marley or perhaps Louis Farrakhan...

2 posted on 12/30/2001 9:03:32 AM PST by boris
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To: scouse
bump
3 posted on 12/30/2001 9:04:53 AM PST by IM2Phat4U
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To: boris
Hesseman's word!
4 posted on 12/30/2001 9:06:13 AM PST by scouse
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To: scouse
I see great import in this post... and I hope for us all...
5 posted on 12/30/2001 9:10:35 AM PST by No!
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To: scouse
Bump for later reading!
6 posted on 12/30/2001 9:11:55 AM PST by Marie Antoinette
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To: scouse
bttt
7 posted on 12/30/2001 9:25:53 AM PST by Don Myers
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To: scouse
the “haughtiness of the physicians who used their knowledge to create a monster,
a creature which is neither man nor beast.” This would cause a public scandal.

This sure sounds like cloning to me.

8 posted on 12/30/2001 9:28:15 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: scouse
If the original text indeed says “thrown onto”, it would be a remarkable prediction; only since World War 2, bombs were thrown on cities.

If I'm not mistaken (and I rarely am< /sarcasm>) there are raids on london by zeplins during WWI.

10 posted on 12/30/2001 10:34:05 AM PST by Valin
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To: scouse
What can be said about a prophetess who is not 100% accurate, a false prophetess, all who would predict the future and fail would be killed in ancient times, even the predictors of weather. No Cleos would survive.
11 posted on 12/30/2001 10:49:04 AM PST by hsszionist
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To: scouse
Funny, none of the Catholic gossip sites on "private revelations" mention this. However, an earlier "vision" in LaSalette has lots of apocolyptic forecasts. The Pope dismissed this late report, which came years later and was probably made up. I suspect the same thing here: too much "secrecy", and hardly any "spiritual" aspects. Sounds like a pious fraud.

Most "secrets" are not forecasts but warnings. One of the "secrets" of Fatima was a vision of hell. Another was that Russia would persecute Christians. But the secrets have little or nothing to do with the main messages, which are usually about the importance of prayer and repentance.

Of course, it's much more fun to discuss "visions" than to pray, fast, do the duties of our daily lives, and repent of our sins.

12 posted on 12/30/2001 11:05:40 AM PST by LadyDoc
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To: scouse
Sounds like we are air dropping Hillary on Persia. That's the biggest bomb I can ever think of.
15 posted on 12/30/2001 11:17:00 AM PST by A CA Guy
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To: wacsog10
The Shepards are not properly feeding their flocks, The Tenakh and Apostolic writings contain many prophecies not taught, prophecies by proven prophets, not deceived little girls and boys.
16 posted on 12/30/2001 11:20:25 AM PST by hsszionist
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To: scouse
Please note: At the moment we have no possibility to check the veracity of Father LaGrande´s claims.

Interesting that the Catholic Church also gives NO VERACITY to LaGrande's claims.

IOW, this is superstitious nonsense.

There is nothing edifying about superstition.

17 posted on 12/30/2001 11:20:47 AM PST by sinkspur
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To: wacsog10
Probably closer to the truth.
18 posted on 12/30/2001 11:22:45 AM PST by hsszionist
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To: LadyDoc
Funny, none of the Catholic gossip sites on "private revelations" mention this.

And The National Catholic Register and The Wanderer (for those who don't recognize the names, they are weekly Catholic newspapers) have had nothing about this, either.

19 posted on 12/30/2001 11:40:31 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: boris
boris! I think you are correct, but I could be wrong. I enjoy reading strange apocalyptic predictions. They have one thing in common. They usually predict what has already happened, and are therefore "correct" or they are totally wrong.

A book called "The End Times" recounts dozens of such predictions regarding the end times and none has been shown to be right yet. Your assessment is as correct as any others and better, yours can be documented.

20 posted on 12/30/2001 11:47:28 AM PST by Paulus Invictus
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