Our commentary on Francis of Assisi will be in bold; many take this prophecy and say, “there were other anti-popes after Saint Francis made this prediction and so, we cannot know for certain that it is about Bergoglio”. However, there is indeed one sentence of distinct proof from the Seraphic Father’s words that point to it. Interesting how Bergoglio tried to steal poor Saint Francis’ name as well… I once had a Franciscan friar tell me that he did not at all like calling Bergoglio “Francis”, because it was an insult to his founder.
 (“Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi” [London: R. Washbourne, 1882], pp. 248-250; underlining and paragraph breaks added.)
Shortly before he died in 1226, St. Francis of Assisi called together the members of his order and warned them of great tribulations that would befall the Church in the future, saying:
Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.
The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death.
Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it. Error is the key word here. When the whole basis of our argument is that Benedict has committed substantial error, today we are seeing Benedict’s error as “heroic” and that, by retaining the munus and being contemplative pope, he has saved the rock of Peter and the Catholic Church. Do you want to know WHY this is erroneous? Because the answer of triumph does not fall to Ratzinger in THAT way; all he had to do from the VERY beginning of his pontificate was consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Triumph lies with the Immaculate Heart NOT Benedict’s “secret master plan”, a plan, that some of the faithful thinks he has. We have seen error in all forms since the faux conclave of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and the main error is that the rock of Peter has been devalued by even the just. They say, “it does not matter who sits on the throne of Peter.” Right… and it does not matter that Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. “The charity of many will grow cold.” That is one way to say it has. THAT and sequester the truth, because you know, charity is spreading the truth like wildfire despite the consequences.
There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God. That underlined sentence is the base premise of proving my point that Saint Francis was speaking about Bergoglio. Why? Because Matthew 24, the Gospel Francis is referring to, is all about none other than:
Christ foretells the destruction of the temple, with the signs that shall come before it and before the last judgment. We must always watch.
Two things can be proven here, the “signs” Our Lord spoke of with “stars falling” and “false prophets” are all found in the Book of the Apocalypse, which tell of the events that will occur before The New Jerusalem. Both Matthew 24 and Apocalypse 21 speak of Our Lord appearing. The difference with Matthew’s Gospel and when Our Lord said that He Himself did not know the day or the hour, was He said this BEFORE He shed His blood. In the Book of the Apocalypse, the One found worthy to unlock the seals of these mysteries, was the Lamb: The Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. We can rest assured He knows the WHEN. He merited this by not only shedding His blood, but by shedding SPOTLESS blood.
However, Satan does not know ALL the details of these mysteries from the Last Book. He only knows that his time is limited, and I have a sense that he does not even know exactly WHEN those 1,260 days will begin. Perhaps he is waiting for Elijah and Henoch, because those 3 and a half years pertain to the Two Witnesses AND with that of the anti-christ. We know one thing: Satan is preparing himself at every moment for this predestined day, time and hour. Are we preparing for battle in defense of Our Lord, His Mother, His Church and His Supreme Pontiff? Sadly, Satan and his minions are fighting harder for their agenda of evil, than we are for our beloved Blessed Trinity. I can 100% guarantee you Elijah and Henoch will be on the opposing side of Jorge Bergoglio.
“There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy” is chillingly telling. With Canon 751 saying the standard of schism is the rock of Peter, who is and who is not the pope, has turned Catholic after Catholic after Catholic against one another. I have lost some friends and have had readers pull away from me for saying the truth on the matter and this has honestly only proved to me one thing: the charity in their heart has grown cold. Because if they had true charity, they would not only see the truth for what it is and embrace it with gratitude that Our Lord gave the grace to see it, but they would in turn want to have healthy discussions about it. I have seen two things happen with those who hear all the evidence about Benedict, which Francis of Assisi will say of the clergy in his words later, but it is also to be found in the religious and lay faithful:
1.) Embrace the truth and want to do everything they can to speak to priests, family members and show them all the broken canon laws and like the faithful servant in the parable of the talents, they look forward to gaining another five-fold (in our case sharing who the real pope is with anyone we can).
2.) Hear the truth and say, “after hearing all the evidence, there is nothing left to do but say Benedict is pope and Bergoglio is an anti-pope, but this topic makes me nervous, and I do not want to discuss it any further”. I cannot tell you how many people, even readers from this blog, who will message me about everything BUT a reply to the situation regarding the rock of Peter, distance themselves from me, but continue to assure me they love the Immaculate Heart, want to shed their blood for Christ and defend tradition. But Mary’s Heart cannot triumph without a papacy intact, and this path can only be laid out for Mary by faithful Catholics putting aside their own effeminate fears and dislikes by having healthy and much needed conversations about the state of the papacy. Can you imagine Joan of Arc acting effeminate? Shsmmm.
Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect. I know he is here speaking of those in his order, but it seems so fitting to apply it to the elect who need to be proved by stepping out of their comfort zone and doing what Bernard of Clairvaux did: getting an anti-pope off the precious and sacred Chair of Peter. Do you not realize that the CHAIR (meaning doctrine) is not being defended even by the elect at this point? Yikes. Again, you love the Immaculate Heart, but not the things She holds dear to Her Heart? Namely, the Roman Church which is founded on the Rock of Peter. Lucia said wherever Peter is, there is the Church. If you are not with Peter, you are not with the Church. This is exactly what Canon 751 means. PLEASE do not believe the lie that the papacy is not that “big of a deal, I will stick to praying for the triumph of Mary’s Heart”. But… the rock of Peter… is linked… to Mary’s Heart and is our visible sign God has left us.
Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head [Jesus Christ], these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish [physically] rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.
This entire paragraph is what those who are proclaiming Benedict is pope are suffering this very moment. We are called schismatics etc. Dr. Edmund Mazza made a remarkable point when he said many events that are looked back in retrospect show that the MAJORITY of the populations are often wrong. Just because more than half of those in the Church right now think Bergoglio is the pope means they are right PRECICELY because they are the majority, does not make it a fact. Bernard certainly was not part of the majority, and did that stop him? Our Lady of LaSalette said that those who are given the grace to see the truth will be expected to carry out spreading the truth, with greater responsibility, precisely because they have been given the gift to see and understand. If they bury the secret, they will answer for it later.
Answer yourself this: if you have no doubt in your mind that Bergoglio is an anti-pope and Benedict is pope, what is your reason at this point for avoiding the topic? This is where I urge the readers, myself included, to check and examine your charity, because again fear and avoidance is directly linked to not being fully surrendered to God’s will, a lack of charity in our hearts and even sloth (choosing to bury the talent as the one did in the parable of the talents and the master called him “slothful” for doing so… something to think about in our case).
Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer. It breaks my heart to say this, but this is exactly what we are seeing with priests today. They either keep silence or trample it under foot as absurd. The problem with the former is Saint John Eudes said priests in particular will face Our Lord as murderers of souls for being silent.
Remember this my dear readers:
Canon Law 748 §1. All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and His Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by the obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.
Notice how it did not say we are bound through having a degree, by ecclesiastical Law or by those with authority, but of the DIVINE Law. Just as “the Law itself” renders papal resignations invalid. Unlike all else, the Law is perfection itself, it makes us perfect and it keeps us perfect. Who is the Law? Christ the King.