Encouragements from Pope Saint Gregory, Part Two
“For the time being, God is tolerating. The passing present time is nothing but a period of suffering. God calls upon souls to share in His disgrace. Storm is roaring. Evil and wickedness will soon make their entry in triumph. What direction is the awful avenging going to take? In direction of God’s temple, of those who are God’s representatives on earth, of those who serve Him …
“Rocks will be knocking against one another; stones will be whizzing around. Tired with exhaustion from the fury of the storm, what will you have to do? Just to wait, pray, and accomplish God’s Will. Let us serve God through the darkness which is found within us. Let us serve Him despite the darkness amidst which He leaves us walking along; let us serve Him just the same. When the light of your souls will have been entirely extinguished, even then never lose your courage; walk through all dangers; face up to the dangers and God will gratify you with grace and consolations.
“Let us take up our crosses; let us carry them without blushing; some are to be encountered everywhere. Already, during this life, they will supply us with the delightful expectation of seeing God and possessing Him.
“I am retiring. Let us pray for the threatened Church… The storm will be terrible, but the Church will remain infallible; its walls will not be shaken up. There will be martyrs. Let us pray for a family led astray, for a corrupt people, for a degraded society. All of them are our brethren in Our Lord and redeemed at the cost of His Blood.
“It is in glory that our eternal encounter is to take place; there we will meet with one another. The peace of the Lord be with you and may His Love make you happy!”
(August 19, 1878)
[Source: pp. 222-23, Prophecies of La Fraudais].
Reflection on this Prophecy:
At the time of this prophecy, 1878, Pope St. Gregory VII calls it “a period of suffering” Why? Because, already, the “storm is roaring.”
So it seems that the masons are making inroads inside Holy Mother Church, and we recall the book AA1025 which reveals the infiltrations into the seminaries and the promotions of these enemies of God into the higher ranks of the priesthood.
Their ultimate goal? Well we know now that they will usurp the Papal Throne. This has been “the awful avenging” and today we who are with Holy Mother Church in Her Exile know about the masonic attack on “God’s temple, … [on] those who are God’s representatives on earth, … [on] those who serve Him.”
This attack on Holy Mother Church is described metaphorically as a storm with “rocks … knocking against one another; [with] stones … whizzing around.”
And the duty of the faithful is to “to wait, pray and accomplish God’s will.”
We are to “serve Him despite the darkness amidst which He leaves us walking along”.
Pope St. Gregory VII encourages us to “serve Him just the same.”
He then says something which seems to be a mystery: “When the light of your souls will have been entirely extinguished, even then never lose your courage”.
What could this extinguishing of the light of our souls mean? Perhaps it is like the Holy Apostles before the Holy Ghost came upon them, when they were afraid and hiding in an attic to avoid martyrdom.
Indeed, this Saint tells us to “face up to the dangers” telling us that God will reward us with “grace and consolations.”
We are to “take up our crosses” and “carry them without blushing”. Life will be hard for True Catholics, for “some [crosses] are to be encountered everywhere.”
But these crosses would seem to be a remedy for our sick souls, for these crosses “will supply us with the delightful expectation of seeing God and possessing Him.”
And what of the Holy Father who is exiled? “The storm will be terrible, but the Church will remain infallible” meaning that the Hierarchy will still be there to guide the faithful.
However, these times of persecution will see murders, for “there will be martyrs.”
And the action of the Faithful is to pray: “for a family led astray, for a corrupt people, for a degraded society.”
It is important for us to pray for those around us (and especially our own family members and those known personally to us) because they “are our brethren in Our Lord and redeemed at the cost of His Blood.”
The fruits of these prayers will be the conversion and salvation of souls: “It is in glory that our eternal encounter is to take place, there we will meet with one another.”
Then Pope St. Gregory VII blesses us with these parting words: “May the peace of the Lord be with you, and may His Love make you happy!”
His Love will make us pray for other souls, seemingly lost souls, and we shall be happy in eternity, to meet with these souls for whom we have been a conduit of great graces. Deo gratias!
"We declare, say, define and proclaim to every human creature that they by necessity for salvation are entirely subject to the Roman Pontiff ." - Decree of Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam,Nov. 18, 1302, ex cathedra