St. Hildegard (d. 1179)
“The time is coming when princes and people will renounce the authority of the Pope. Individual countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Church property will be secularized. Priests will be persecuted. After the birth of Anti-Christ heretics will preach their false doctrines undisturbed. resulting in Christians having doubts about their holy Catholic faith:
“Toward the end of the world. mankind will be purified through sufferings. This will be true especially of the clergy. who will be robbed of all property. When the clergy has adopted a simple manner of living, conditions will improve.
“A powerful wind will rise in the North carrying heavy fog and the densest dust by divine command and it will fill their throats and eyes so they will cease their savagery and be stricken with a great fear, So after that there will be so few men left that seven women will fight for one man. that they will say to the man: ‘marry me to take the disgrace from me’: for in those days it will be a disgrace for a woman to be without child. as it was by the Jews in the Old Testament.
“Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided and in great part be submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea. and lose its colonies in the East through a Tiger and a Lion. The Comet by its tremendous pressure will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries. causing much want and many plagues. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves. and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the laws of God.
“Peace will return to Europe when the white dower again takes possession of the throne of France. During this time of peace the people will be forbidden to carry weapons and iron will be used only for making agricultural implements and tools. Also during this period the soil will be very productive and many Jews, heathens and heretics will join the Church.”
Sister Mary of Agreda (d. 1665)
“It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God that all heresies will disappear. This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother. In the last times the Lord will especially spread the renown of His Mother: Mary began salvation and by her intercession it will be concluded. Before the second coming of Christ Mary must. more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith. The powers of Mary in the last times over the demons will be very conspicuous. Mary will extend the reign of Christ over the heathens and Mohammedans and it will be a time of great joy when Mary, as Mistress and Queen of Hearts, is enthroned. An unusual chastisement of the human race will take place towards the end of the world.”
Blessed Casper del Bufalo (d. 1837)
He foretold “the destruction of impenitent persecutors of the Church during the three days darkness. He who outlives the darkness and fear of the three days-it will seem to him as if he were alone on earth because of the fact that the world will be covered everywhere with carcasses.”
Palma Maria d’Oria (d. 1863)
“There will be an attempt of the sectaries to establish a republican government in France. Spain. and Italy; a civil war will, in consequence, break out in those countries. Accompanied by other dreadful punishments, as pestilence and famine, the massacre of priests, and also of some dignitaries of the church. Rome shall have to endure severe trials from the malice of wicked men. But at the critical moment, when the rebellious Republicans shall attempt to take possession of the Holy City, they shall be suddenly arrested at the gates and forced to flyaway in terror, crushed under the deadly blows of the exterminating angel, who, in behalf of the Israelites destroyed 185.000 men of Sennacherib’s army.
“There shall be a three days darkness, during which the atmosphere will be infected by innumerable devils, who shall cause the death of large multitudes of incredulous and wicked men.
“Blessed candles alone shall be able to give light and preserve the faithful Catholics from this impending dreadful scourge. Supernatural prodigies shall appear in the heavens. There is to be a short but furious war, during which the enemies of religion and of mankind shall be universally destroyed. A general pacification of the world, and the universal triumph of the Church are to follow.”
Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified of Pau (d. 1878)
“All states will be shaken by war and civil conflict. During a darkness lasting three days the people given to evil ways will perish so that only one-fourth of mankind will survive. The clergy, too, will be greatly reduced in number, as most of them will die in defense of the faith or of their country.”
Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais (1891)
“There will come three days of continuous darkness. The blessed candle of wax alone will give light during the horrid darkness. One candle will last for three days, but in the houses of the Godless they will not give light. During those three days the demons will appear in abominable and horrible forms, they will make the air resound with shocking blasphemies. The lightning will penetrate the homes, but will not extinguish the light of the blessed candles; neither wind nor storm nor earthquake will extinguish it. Red clouds like blood will pass in the sky, the crash of thunder will make the earth tremble; lightning will flash through the streets at an unusual time of the year; the earth will tremble to its foundations; the ocean will cast its foaming waves over the land; the earth will be changed to an immense cemetery; the corpses of the wicked and the just will cover the face of the earth. The famine that follows will be great. All vegetation will be destroyed as well as three-fourths of the human race. The crisis will come all of a sudden and chastisement will be world wide.”
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (d. 1837)
“God will ordain two punishments: One, in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils. will originate on earth: the other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over all the earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing will be visible and the air will be laden with pestilence, which will claim principally but not exclusively the enemies of religion. During this darkness artificial light will be impossible. Only blessed candles can be lighted and will afford illumination. He who out of curiosity opens his window to look out or leaves his house will fall dead on the spot. During these three days the people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy.
“On this terrible occasion so many of these wicked men, enemies of His Church, and of their God, shall be killed by this divine scourge, that their corpses round Rome will be as numerous as the fish, which a recent inundation of the Tiber had carried into the city. All the enemies of the Church, secret as well as known, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of some few, whom God will soon after convert. The air shall be infected by demons, who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms.
“After the three days of darkness, Saints Peter and Paul, having come down from heaven. will preach throughout the world and designate a new pope. A great light will flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal, the future Pontiff. 1 Then Christianity will spread throughout the world. Whole nations will join the Church shortly before the reign of Anti-Christ. These conversions will be amazing. Those who shall survive shall have to conduct themselves well. There shall be innumerable conversions of heretics. who will return to the bosom of the Church; all will note the edifying conduct of their lives. as well as that of all other Catholics. Russia, England. and China will come into the Church.
“France shall fall into frightful anarchy. The French people shall have a desperate civil war, in which old men themselves will take up arms. The political parties having exhausted their blood and their rage, without being able to arrive at any satisfactory understanding, shall at the last extremity agree by common consent to have recourse to the Holy See. Then the Pope shall send to France a special legate, in order that he may examine the state of affairs and the dispositions of the people. In consequence of the information received. His Holiness himself shall nominate a most Christian king for the government of France.’
“Religious shall be persecuted. priests shall be massacred. the churches shalt be closed. but only for a short time; the Holy Father shall be obliged to abandon Rome.”
Julia of Yugoslavia, a seeress known to Cardinal Stepinach and Pope Pius XII
“The people will realize in the end who it is they have disobeyed. Retain My instructions for the days when there is only a small flock left; they will hunger and hear My words. I led you to My Vicar…in the days after the terrible affliction I shall renew My earth.”
“The meaning of the darkness you saw is that man’s sins are too dark and that it has poisoned everything on the earth and the atmosphere and the teachings of my servants….
“The sun that gives heat to the earth is my symbol, its creator. Because they do not see me anywhere, the faithless deny my existence and me. Whoever lives after the big disaster will be able to see me directly. I will hover above the small group of sheep of that day.
“In those days, there will be only one shepherd and one faith, that is, the Catholic Church I established when I was on the earth. After the disaster that I cause to fall on my hard-hearted people on the earth, a good and sanctified generation will be formed and the earth will be made abundant with my blessing. My sons and daughters will follow my commandments.”
1 Some believe that God will appoint a new Pope. However, a more likely explanation is that God will point out the Pope already existing. Remember that seers may misinterpret what they see.