And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. My Mother, in the invocation of Guadalupe, is the Woman Clothed with the Sun. Therefore, each one will possess the fullness of goods and full happiness in the place in which the Supreme Will has placed him; whatever the condition and the office they will occupy, all will be happy of their destiny. Holy Mary… you became the image of the Church to come… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Spe Salvi, n.50. But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. Elizabeth’s profound prayer life led her to become a lay Carmelite, and in 1958 at age forty-five, she entered a three-year-period of spiritual darkness. In 1917 at Fatima, the three children saw an angel with a “flaming sword” about to strike the earth… but then our Blessed Mother appeared, and the light emanating from her (that is, her intercession) stopped the angel, who then cried out “Penance, penance, penance!” With that, the world entered into a definitive "time of mercy." This purification will be achieved in many ways in the upcoming years, but perhaps above all through the long-prophesied Three Days of Darkness, which will definitively cast out evil from this earth (particularly the Antichrist, those who follow him, and the demons who inspire him) and leave it ready for the flourishing of God’s Kingdom. Gobbi through interior locutions are some of the most numerous and detailed regarding her love of her people, her constant support of her priests, the coming persecution of the Church, and what she calls the “Second Pentecost,” another term for the Warning, or the Illumination of Conscience of all souls. It is not the definitive perfection of the Church (that is found only in the Heavenly Wedding Feast); we shall remain the Church, It is not the physical, visible reign of Jesus on earth (that would be the heresy of Millenarianism or Modified Millenarianism); it will arrive by way of a Coming of Christ. The crown he is given... would refer to the victory of good over evil; and the bow indicates the connection between this horse and the other three: these latter will be, as it were, arrows loosed from a distance to implement God's plans. "From the wounds in Jesus’ hands, feet, and side, bright rays of love and mercy will fall onto the entire Earth, and everything will stop," says mystic Fr. XX, Ch. Is it not true that your kingdom must come? Elizabeth Kindelmann "It is just," we say. (Wis 5:23), Look, the Lord’s hurricane, his wrath, bursts out, a fearsome hurricane, to burst on the heads of the wicked. Hence, the most significant "victories" are those through the outpouring of Divine Mercy as the Lord seeks to gather as many souls as possible through the door of Mercy. What is this seeming "middle coming?" What comes "like a thief" is the Warning. Or as Jesus said to Luisa Piccarreta, "Heaven is man's destiny." (Rev 13:5-7). Born into a faithful Catholic family of twenty-three children, Michel grew up poor. See above and From age three to six, the Lord instructed me in the faith and gave me a thorough theological education. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky… all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs… And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. A denarius was a silver coin of the ancient Roman Empire and typically a laborer's daily wage. Perhaps chief among them is the scourge of Antichrist who comes at first as a "prince of peace," but ends with a reign of terror. St. John records the lament that echoes through the world: They cried out to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has come and who can withstand it?” (Rev 6:16-17). If you want to know how God really feels about having to resort to chastisement, hear Jesus' words to St. Faustina: The flames of mercy are burning Me—clamouring to be spent; I want to keep pouring them out upon souls; souls just don’t want to believe in My goodness.