This highly credible prophecy from around 1884 was a revelation to Pope Leo that God would be agreeing to a frightening request from Satan:
“Grant me one century and more power of those who will serve me, and I will destroy it [the Church].”
One can try to ascertain when the 100-year period began by looking for possible watershed events that tipped the Church into the trend of decline that persisted throughout most of the 20th-century. Conversely, one can look for the opposite as well, events suggesting that the deterioration in the Catholic Church that’s been evident for generations might have been reversed. Archbishop Vigano’s recent exposure of the corruption in the Church and the naming of authorities at the top of the Church hierarchy may have represented the latter.
Over at the Remnant, Christopher Ferrara draws a conclusion that is shared by many:
“I believe that Archbishop Viganò’s precious testimony is a sign that Heaven itself is now responding to the “need for justice” in the Church. Whether or not justice involves the resignation of the most wayward Pope in Church history, the inevitable season of justice will culminate in the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Church’s restoration. This will be a final victory over the enemies within and their apologists.”
But it was something I read in the Archbishop’s testimony itself that made me think 2017 was a good candidate for the last year of Satan’s hundred-year assault:
…[T]he facts attributed to McCarrick by Littleton were of such gravity and vileness as to provoke bewilderment, a sense of disgust, deep sorrow and bitterness in the reader, and that they constituted the crimes of seducing, requesting depraved acts of seminarians and priests, repeatedly and simultaneously with several people, derision of a young seminarian who tried to resist the Archbishop’s seductions in the presence of two other priests, absolution of the accomplices in these depraved acts, sacrilegious celebration of the Eucharist with the same priests after committing such acts” (LINK). [Emphasis mine]
Sacrilegious acts that blaspheme our Lord are exactly what Satanists do to prevail upon the demonic world for help and protection. Perhaps for these creeps it’s not working anymore, or has become less effective.
It also makes sense that the hundred years would commence with a warning from Heaven that trouble was ahead. This was transmitted through the Blessed Virgin at Fatima in 1917, along with prescriptions for how to protect our families and the Church.
Last year I wrote about the unusual celestial formation in the sky which occurred on Sept. 23rd of 2017:
“As the sun envelopes the constellation Virgo (a virgin maiden in Greek mythology) the moon will cross beneath her feet. At the same time twelve stars will congregate just above her head, nine from the constellation Leo plus three visiting planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars. The planet Jupiter (mythological king), which had entered Virgo’s torso back on Dec. 1, 2016, will have just exited between her legs on Sept. 12th, 9 1/2 months later.”
“And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered”.
I had wondered what the rare phenomenon might portend. Perhaps it announced the beginning of the period of time that was prophesied by the great French Saint, Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. In his Treatise on True Devotion to Mary, written in 1712, he said that the last days would be characterized by the emergence of very holy and fearless priests who would be aided and protected by Mary:
“But what will they be like, these servants, these slaves, these children of Mary? They will be ministers of the Lord who, like a flaming fire, will enkindle everywhere the fires of divine love. They will become, in Mary’s powerful hands, like sharp arrows, with which she will transfix her enemies” (56).
“They will be true apostles of the latter times to whom the Lord of Hosts will give eloquence and strength to work wonders and carry off glorious spoils from his enemies” (58).
“…[T]hey will be true disciples of Jesus Christ, imitating his poverty, his humility, his contempt of the world and his love. They will point out the narrow way to God in pure truth according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world” (59).
Montfort describes this period of Mary’s help as occurring during prolonged persecutions, and preceding the Antichrist. St. Hildegard describes this same time as the era of the Grey Wolf, a chastisement of the Church for the sins of fornication and larceny.