Saturday, October 07, 2006
Three days darkness...
Is something happening?
Lately in the Store I manage, we have had many orders for books about "the three days darkness." An apocalyptic warning predicted by not a few mystics and saints - recent ones at that, such as St. Faustina and Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified. A very nice gentleman came in looking for a book by the seer Marie-Julie Jahenny (pictured) - unfortunately, we had nothing except quotes from her in other anthologies on the end times. I told him I would look it up for him and get back to him - wondering why this surge of interest. The last time we had as many requests was after 9/11.
I did find a small book online that I'll order for him. I read parts of her revelations that supposedly refer to our times and the ultimate dissolution of the Mass as well as the true Catholic Church going underground, etc. It's all rather conspiratorial.
There seem to be other people and groups, priests among them, that promote these private revelations; devotees of Our Lady of Good Success in Quito are among these. The predictions and writings appear to conveniently target the Novus Ordo Mass and Vatican II. It seems to me what these revelations generate is greater dissension, a lack of trust in legitimate authority, as well as devotion. Rather than bring peace to a soul these novelties become an occasion for intrigue, agitation, along with a morbid curiosity that hardly seems to be from a good spirit. I'm not suggesting that anyone not read these things, I just wouldn't make it the focus of one's devout life. What follows is the three days darkness thing:
[snip] Marie-Julie announced 3 days darkness during which the infernal powers will be loosed and will execute all the enemies of God. "The crisis will explode suddenly; the punishments will be shared by all and will succeed one another without interruption... "( January 4, 1884).
"The three days of darkness « will be on a THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady. . . .» three days less one night."
"«The earth will be covered in darkness», says Our Lady on 20th of September 1882, AND HELL WILL BE LOOSED ON EARTH. Thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in My Power, to die of fear."
"During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible colour it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once... "
"The sky will be on fire, the earth will split... During these three days of darkness let the blessed candle be lighted everywhere, no other light will shine.... "
"NO ONE OUTSIDE A SHELTER.. will survive. The earth will shake as at the judgement and fear will be great. Yes, We will listen to the prayers of your friends ; NOT ONE WILL PERISH. We will need them to publish the glory of the Cross.... "(8th of December 1882).
" Candles of blessed wax will be the only light during this horrible darkness. ONE CANDLE alone will be enough for the duration of this night of hell... In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT."
"And Our Lady states : « Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror »"
"During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on THE MOST HIDEOUS SHAPES... red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will spread over the continent..."
"«THE EARTH WILL BECOME LIKE A VAST CEMETERY». The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground."
"Three quarters of the population of the world will perish. Half the population of France will be destroyed." (Marquis de la Franquerie, Marie-Julie Jahenny) [snip]
I have no idea what it all means - the Church has not even acknowledged these prophecies, much less decreed anything about it. Friends of mine have joked about it with me, (Hi David S.) - but "It could happen" as Judy Tanutta would say. Nevertheless, it is difficult for me to sustain any interest in such things.