...Venerable Holzhauser (17th century):
When everything has been ruined by war, when Catholics are hard-pressed by
traitorous co-religionists and heretics, when the Church and her servants are
denied their rights, when the monarchies have been overthrown and their
rulers murdered, then the hand of Almighty God will work a marvelous change,
something seemingly impossible according to human reason...
The sixth period of the Church will begin with the powerful Monarch and the
Holy Pontiff, as mentioned previously, and it will last until the revelation
of Antichrist. In this period, God will console His Holy Church for the
affliction and great tribulation which she has endureed during the fifth
period. All nations will become Catholic. Vocations will be abundant as never
before, and all men will seek only the Kingdom of God and His justice...
...St. Anthony of the Desert (4th century):
Men will surender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had
lived in our day, Faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will
say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made
meaningful to the day's problems. When the Church and the world are one, then
those days are at hand because our Divine Master placed a barrier between His
things and the things of the world...
...St. Louis De Montfort (18th century):
The power of Mary over all evils will be particularly outstanding in the last
period of time. She will extend the Kingdom of Christ over the idolaters and
Muslims, and there will come a glorious era when Mary is the Ruler and Queen
.... Anna Catherine Emmerich
"Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities ... I saw what I believe to be nearly all the bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound. I also saw the Holy Father - God-fearing and prayerful. Nothing left to be desired in his appearance, but he was weakened by old age and by much suffering.
His head was lolling from side to side, and it dropped onto his chest as if he was falling asleep ...Then I saw that everything pertaining to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper-hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of destruction. In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has protected from disasters and wars.
"... As we came nearer, however, the fire abated and we saw the blackened building. We went through a number of magnificent rooms, and we finally reached the Pope. He was sitting in the dark and slept in a large arm chair. He was very ill and weak; he could no longer walk.
The ecclesiastics in the inner circle looked insincere and lacking in zeal; I did not like them. I told the Pope of the bishops who are to be appointed soon. I told him also that he must not leave Rome. If he did so, it would be chaos. He thought that the evil was inevitable and he should leave in order to save many things beside himself. He was very much inclined to leave Rome, and he was insistently urged to do so."
Note on Hildegard
Saint Hildegard is often discounted by Catholics because she is picked up by the New Age, Holistic Doctors, and wine merchants and for the fact that she was never formally declared a Saint. None of this distracts me, however, since because of her visions she saw medication that was used thousands of years ago and passed this on to the modern world. For instance, she saw that pure red wine helps the blood and prevents heart attacks, she learned from the past through visions of methods of making bread and cookies that were not made in modern times but were good for the health.
She saw herbs that cured many illnesses and passed this on. She was a teacher at a time when women were not considered as teachers. So many non-Catholics have taken bits and peaces of her works for their own agenda. As far as her not being a saint in the modern world, this was 900 years ago when the Canonization Process was not what it is today. But the mere fact that she is placed on the Church Calendar shows that she was considered a saint. Not only that but miracle cures were brought by her intersession after her death.