Monday, September 14, 2009

Benedict XVI Is the Second-to-Last Pope, Says Irish Prophet Malachy

Malachy: End of World to Come With Next Pope's Reign

The prophecies of the Irish saint Malachy, the 12th century bishop of Armagh who predicted all the popes, have thrilled and dismayed readers for centuries. He has stated there will be only one more pope after the current one, and during his reign comes the end of the world.

Photo: Benedict XV1 is the second last Pope says Irish prophet Malachy
A 12th century Irish prophet claimed Pope Benedict XVI would be the second to last pope -- and the end of the world would come with the next pontiff's reign.
(ABC News Photo Illustration)

"In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End."

In 1139, then-Archbishop Malachy went to Rome from Ireland to give an account of his affairs. While there, he received a strange vision about the future that included the name of every pope, 112 in all from his time, who would rule until the end of time. We are now at the second last prophecy.

His predictions are taken very seriously. As one report states, "In 1958, before the Conclave that would elect Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Spellman of New York hired a boat, filled it with sheep and sailed up and down the Tiber River, to show that he was 'pastor et nautor,' the motto attributed to the next Pope in the prophecies."

As for the prophecy concerning the 111th pope, Pope Benedict, the prophecy says of him, "Gloria Olivae," which means "the glory of the olive."

The order of Saint Benedict is also known as the Olivetans, which many claim makes Malachy's prophecies correct. The next and final pope then should be "Peter Romanus"

St. Malachy gave an account of his visions to Pope Innocent II, but the document remained unknown in the Roman archives until its discovery in 1590.

Many of the prophecies are spot on. For example, the one about Urban VIII is Lilium et Rosa (the lily and the rose); he was a native of Florence and on the arms of Florence figured a fleur-de-lis.

Pope John Paul II is De labore Solis, meaning "of the eclipse of the sun." Karol Wojtyla, who would become Pope John Paul II, was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse.

Peregrinus apostolicus (pilgrim pope), which designates Pius VI, appears to be verified by his many journeys to new lands.

So is Benedict the second last pope? The Irish seer of the 12th century has said it will be so. Time will tell.


Unknown said...

Verrrrrry Interrrrrresssting!

The real question is, though, will that occur before the Mayan calendar runs out in December of 2010? And I suppose Nostradamus has something to say on the matter, too.

I would think that it always should be a good idea that we frequent the confession box. Jesus said something to the effect that nobody knows the time nor the date.

I trust Him.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! This is kinda scary, but like Father Ray says--we should always be close to the confession box--we could die at any moment--and we need to be ready!

Unknown said...

Not a "Father", Tara.

Just a guy who keeps a list of all the confession times in the archdiocese for each day of the week close at hand. I post it occasionally.

If someone is too busy to get to confession soon after committing a serious sin, the time between confessions will become longer and longer. And they will become less and less serious a Catholic.