"On the 19th of September, 1846, I saw a lady brilliant like the sun, whom I believe to be the Holy Virgin. However, I have never said it was the Holy Virgin. I have always said that I saw a lady, but never ventured to affirm that it was the Holy Virgin."

 "From what I am going to state here, it appertains to the Church to judge whether it was truly the Holy Virgin or some other person. She gave me my secret about the middle of Her conversation with me, after these words: 'The grapes shall rot, and the chestnuts shall be bad.' The Lady began by saying to me:

 "1. 'Three fourths of France shall  lose the faith, and the other
fourth,  that will preserve it, will practice it with tepidity.

 "2. Peace shall not be given to the world until men will be

 "3. 'A Protestant nation in the North shall be converted to the
faith, and through the means of that nation,
the others shall return to the
Holy  Catholic Church.

 "4. 'The next Pope shall not be a Roman.

 "5. 'When men shall be converted, God will give peace to the

 "6. 'Afterwards this peace shall be disturbed by the monster.

 "7. 'The monster shall arrive at the end of this nineteenth
century or, at latest, at the commencement of the twentieth.

 "8. 'In this time the Antichrist will be born of a nun of Hebraic
descent, a false virgin, who will have intercourse with the ancient
serpent, with the master of impurity and putrefaction. His father will be
a bishop. He will perform false miracles and subsist only on vitiating
faith. He will have his brethren, who will be children of evil but not
incarnate devils like himself. Soon they will be at the head of armies,
supported by the Legions of Hell.

 "9. 'Up, ye children of light, and fight or behold, the age of
ages, the  end, the extremity is at hand! The Church passes into
darkness. The  world will be in a state of consternation, perplexity and

 "10. 'Enoch and Elias, they will suddenly appear on earth full
of the Spirit of God, when the Church becomes darkened and the world
in terrible agony. They will convert those of good will and comfort the
oppressed Christians. With the help of the Holy Ghost, they will have
great success against the heresies of the Antichrist. But in the end they
will be delivered unto death.' "


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