There are many unusual things — ironies — at this time. There was the rainbow on March 25 — Feast of the Annunciation — above the main basilica at Lourdes, right beside the massive crown — the “corona” — representing her queenship atop the building.
In Scripture, the rainbow is most famous as the signal from God to Noah that a huge, world-changing chastisement was over. It was a promise. Is that the case now, or is it simple reassurance from the Blessed Mother — from Heaven — that the Madonna is with us, even though her shrine there — Lourdes! — is closed?
At Fátima, which is also largely shuttered, twenty-four nations were represented at a recent consecration to her. This reminds us of the request, at Fatima, way back in 1917, before a similar pandemic, for the consecration of Russia, and subsequent Vatican consecrations of the world. Neither Russia nor the United States were represented at the recent consecration, nor, perhaps tellingly, was Italy. (It is a given that China also was not present.)
Most ironic, as we approach Holy Week, was the recent closure to the public, because of the virus, of the place most representative of Easter: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
In the news today, one outlet quoted an official as saying that coronavirus will be the crisis that “defines our generation.”
We would not go so fast.
Other things — other purifying things — are in store.
On December 3, 1990, an unusual locution received during a dream yielded remarkable alleged prophecies of the future. Known as the “1990 prophecy,” it was received by a person who has steadfastly insisted on anonymity (supposedly from an angel and Christ) and was followed fourteen years later — on December 22, 2004 — by a second one, and then six years later, in 2010, by a third major alleged utterance (for your discernment), and another in 2017.
To review: the original revelation in 1990 said there would be chastisements that “will differ according to regions.” It is not yet clear if those referred to major regional events such as the Australian wildfire, the Asian tsunami, or U.S. hurricanes, or events yet to come. We guess it involves larger future happenings. It claimed that “many inventions of mankind will be broken down and there will be more of a peasant attitude and way of life everywhere.” We’ll have an in-depth “special report” on prophecy next week. It said, among other things, that New York City was “under a cloud.”
That was followed, fourteen years later, at Christmastime, in 2004, by one that among other things said, “There is going to be a major disruption in a region of the world that will affect everyone…” It also said “the event to come will surprise everyone who has offered a prognostication, and will show even recalcitrant scientists, though not all, that there is a fundamental alarm in Heaven over their arrogant and wayward course.” Days later came the Asian tsunami.
Call it an addendum to the original. It was followed by another on September 25, 2010. “The trials of your time now head to the crescendo of meaning, whereby to each will be shown the imperfection of the past and the need for purification of the future,” was the way it started, ending with the words, “Not until the initial event will the curtain be drawn that reveals the entirety of the plan, and even then, it will be parted only slowly, in the woes of purification.”
On March 19, 2017, came another “addendum” that said, ““A new and great evil has now come and settled and will be there for the duration. It was a choice by man, including My people, who find deception in rancor and rancor where was ordained love. Not for years will an interior light return for those whose god is gold… Those who framed the future in accordance with their own time tables now find disbelief in prophecies, though they unfold around you.”
And now another, recorded on March 22, 2020, has come for our review. We report it for the first time. As always, it is presented for your personal determination. Scripture tells us not to despise prophecy but to be prudent with it, taking what is good and leaving the rest (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Says this newest “addendum” (to the prophecies that began in 1990):
“This is the time written about by the seers of today and the prophets of long ago. Before all, the landscape will change. No longer will men command the forces around them. In the sky will be written the dangers of the day, and on earth will be the fear of misery as the ultimate plague. Only when men treat God for Who He is will events so foretold ease and the earth settle in the purity of love and obedience, in safety and harmony. Without obedience, the whole of hell will be unleashed and the warring spirit of men unchained. In your heart, see God for Who He is and what good He brings — the joy that can be yours even in consternation.”