On September 19, 1846, Our Blessed
Mother appeared to Melanie Calvat and Maxim Giraud,
children in the mountains of southern France.
"Melanie, what I am about to tell
you now will not always be a secret. You may make it
public in 1858. The priests, ministers of my Son, the
priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence
and their impiety in the celebration of the holy
mysteries, by their love of money, their love of
honors and pleasures, the priests have become
cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking
vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads.
Woe to the priests and to those dedicated to God who
by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are
crucifying my Son again. The sins of those dedicated
to God cry out toward Heaven and call for vengeance,
and now vengeance is at their door, for there is no
one left to beg mercy and forgiveness for the people.
There are no more generous souls, there is no one
left worth of offering a stainless sacrifice to the
Eternal for the sake of the world."
"God will strike in an
unprecedented way. Woe to the inhabitants of the
earth! God will exhaust His wrath upon them, and no
one will be able to escape so many afflictions
together. God will allow the old serpent to cause
divisions among those who reign in every society and
in every family. Physical and moral agonies will be
suffered. God will abandon mankind to itself and will
send punishments which will follow one after the
other for more than thirty five years."
"The Society of men is on the
eve of the most terrible scourges and of gravest
events. Mankind must expect to be ruled with an
iron rod and to drink from the chalice of the wrath
"The earth will be stuck by
calamities of all kinds (in addition to plague
and famine which will be widespread). There will
be a series of wars until the last war, which
will then be fought by the ten Kings of the
Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same
plan and will be the only rulers of the world. Before
this comes to pass, there will be a kind of false
peace in the world. People will think of nothing but
"The seasons will be altered,
the earth will produce nothing but bad fruit. The
stars will lose their regular motion. The moon will
only reflect a faint reddish glow. Water and fire
will give the earth's globe convulsions and
terrible earthquakes which will swallow up
mountains, cities, etc..."
"Woe to the inhabitants of earth!
There will be bloody wars and famines, plagues and
infectious diseases. It will rain with a
fearful hail of animals. There will be thunderstorms
which will shake cities, earthquakes which will
swallow up countries."
[This account has the imprimatur
of Bishop Zola of Lecce, and was published on
November 15, 1879.]