by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
Before she died, Melanie, the visionary of Our Lady at La Salette, explained one of the most cryptic passages in the Secret which Our Lady entrusted to her, which she revealed in its entirety only at the end of her life.
31. ‘The Church will be eclipsed, the world will be in consternation. But behold Enoch and Elie filled with the Spirit of God; they will preach with the strength of God, and men of good will will believe in God, and many souls will be consoled; they will make great progress by the virtue of the Holy Spirit and will condemn the devilish errors of the antichrist.’
Abbé Combe, the editor of the 1904 edition of this secret, adds the following note after this paragraph:
‘I have from Melanie that the Church will be eclipsed in this sense, that 1) one will not know which is the true pope; 2) for a time: the holy Sacrifice will cease to be offered in churches, and also in houses: so there will be no more public worship. But she saw that yet the holy Sacrifice would not cease: it would be offered in caves, in tunnels, in barns and in alcoves.’
I have already commented on this passage, on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary of the apparition.
But now I want to point out something which is as plain as day, if you have eyes to see, and think about the words of Our Lady.
The Church will be eclipsed.
What happens during an eclipse? The Sun is obstructed by the Moon.
Have you ever seen a total eclipse in person. I had this opportunity as a child, growing up in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. I remember it distinctly, because it totally amazed me that near noon, the entire world would grow as dark as night.
During an eclipse the WHITE clothed Sun is covered by the BLACK clothed Moon. The Moon tries to usurp the place of the Sun. But fails as soon as it does.
So, according to Melanie, since the Sun refers to the true pope, and the moon to the false pope, then “Sun” = “pope”, and you can rephrase, what I just wrote in bold italics, thus:
During the eclipse of the Church the WHITE POPE is pushed aside by the BLACK anti-Pope.
But the “Black Pope” is the traditional title for the Jesuit of highest rank in the Society.
Therefore, it seems that in this one metaphor, Our Lady was teaching that:
- There would be a conflict between the Pope and an anti-Pope.
- The Anti-Pope would be defeated.
- The Pope would outlast or outlive the anti-Pope.
- The Anti-Pope will be a Jesuit.
I think the Queen of Heaven uses Her words with great precision. Thus I believe we can be confident She was giving us a very pregnant message of truth, in such a way, as to give us guidance when the darkness would break out.
When Our Lady came to La Salette, France, on September 19, 1846, she did so in the 33rd year after Pope Pius VII restored the Society of Jesus in existence on August 7, 1814, after its suppression by the Franciscan Conventual Pope, Clement XIV in July 21, 1773. I think therefore that we can now explain theologically why Our Lady came in 1846. The Society was named after Her divine Son, Who redeemed the world when He was 33 year of age. To warn the world about this restored Society of Jesus was in fact essential to Her Mission. We all know by now into what utter corruption and perfidy the Society has fallen. And Bergoglio is the flower of all that impurity and impiety.
Holy Virgin of La Salette thank you! And protect us!