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The Secrets of La Salette:

Warned of in the Secret, is the release of Lucifer (the devil) with a great number of demons from hell in 1864 (see: Secret para. 11), affirmed as being in incarnate 'human' form by the vision of the seer whilst receiving the Secret (see Secret: para.12.) The secrets are shown below.

The Apocalypse:

The identity of the fourth horseman (the pale green horse, and his horseman) of the Apocalypse is shown in the Apocalypse as: “his name is Death and hell was following him.” (Apoc: 6:8) and signifying pestilence.

The fall of the apostate angels (one third of the angels fell) affecting all of the earth in a most profound way (Apoc 8&9) with the release of the apostate angels; the “locusts” by the fallen star (Lucifer) himself; his having been “given the key to the bottomless pit” (Apoc: 9:1-4.)

(See here how the Secret accords with Apocalypse ch 9:1-4):

The Church inadvertently missed the significance of the Secret. The Secret of La Salette gained a Bishop's imprimatur in 1879.

Note that the parts in the Secret about the clergy - given at a time (19th century and post French revolution/ concordat) of a level of State interference in the Church in France, - and which parts of the Secret caused much controversy, were said by Melanie to be a warning to them.

Also at this time the Church was trying to defend Her States during the process of Italian unification. Pius IX had been exiled from Rome in 1848, fleeing to Gaeta, until he was able to return to Rome two years later in 1850. It was a time of great trauma. The Papal States were a band of land that spread across central Italy and which consisted of land donated to the Church by the Italian aristocracy, in an act of the most profound generosity, during the 4th- 7th centuries. Italian unification finally saw the condensing into Vatican city state in 1929.

The one thing that the Church needed to heed – and by which much else in the secret falls into place – is that paragraph 11, and part of paragraph 12 accords with The Apocalypse chapters 8 & 9 & 20. And it needed to heed this as soon as possible!

The great danger was that amidst all of the controversy surrounding the secret (and which much controversy as to the whole of the secret there understandably was) the Church missed recognizing the significance of paragraphs 11 & 12 which are accurate and which explain the whole phenomenon of the difficult last times of the world as we know it.

If the Church had recognized the connection with chapters 8 & 9 & 20 of The Apocalypse then (as is the case now) all focus of attention as concerns that foretold could concentrate on the Apocalypse to ch 14 v.14 and the Second Coming of The Lord. And for which we must be prepared (as emphasized in the early chapters in the Apocalypse.) For when Our Lord is amongst us again we can ask Him many things. For now humans must plan and prepare for the Lord who will come again in Judgement. And the time is now soon.

Please see on this page, below::

Melanie's Secret
Melanie's Secret (short early version.)
Maximin's Secret

also:

This well known picture of Maximin Giraud and Melanie Calvert Mathieu was taken on the first anniversary of the apparition to commemorate it.

Melanie's Secret:

Melanie's Secret (sent to Pope Pius IX in 1858) and published with the Imprimatur of Bishop Zola of Lecce in 1879:

1."Melanie, what I am going to tell you now will not always be secret. You may make it public in 1858."

2."The priests, ministers of My Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverences and their impiety in celebrating the holy mysteries, by love of money, love of honour and of pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and vengeance is suspended over their heads. Woe to the priests and to persons consecrated to God, who by their infidelities and their bad lives are crucifying anew My Son! The sins of persons consecrated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and see how vengeance is at their door, for there is no one left to beg mercy and forgiveness for the people; there are no longer generous souls, there is no longer anyone worthy to offer the Victim without blemish to the Eternal on behalf of the world."

3."God is going to strike in a manner without example."

4."Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! God is going to exhaust His wrath, and no one will be able to take himself away from so many afflictions combined."

5."The leaders, the guides of the people have neglected prayer and penance, and the demon has obscured their intelligence; they have become these wandering stars that the old devil will drag along with his tail to make them perish. God will permit the old serpent to place divisions among rulers, in all societies and in all families; physical and moral pains will be suffered. God will abandon men to themselves, and will send chastisements that will follow one after another for more than thirty five years."

6."Society is on the eve of the most terrible scourges and of the greatest events; one must expect to be ruled with an iron rod and to drink the chalice of the Wrath of God."

7."May the Vicar of My Son, the sovereign Pontiff Pius IX, never leave Rome after the year 1859; but may he be steadfast and noble, may he fight with the weapons of faith and love; I will be with him."

8."May he be wary of Napoleon; his heart is double, and when he will want to be at the same time Pope and Emperor, soon God will withdraw from him: he is this eagle who, wanting always to rise higher, will fall on the sword he wanted to use in order to force the people to raise him up."

9."Italy will be punished for her ambition in wanting to shake off the yoke of the Lord of Lords. And she will be left to fight a war; blood will flow on all sides; the Churches will be locked up or desecrated; the priests, the religious will be hunted; they will be made to die, and to die a cruel death, several will abandon the Faith, and the number of priests and religious who will separate themselves from the true religion will be great; Among these persons there will even be Bishops."

10."May the Pope guard himself against the performers of miracles, for the time has come when the most astonishing wonders will take place on the earth and in the air."

11."In the year 1864, Lucifer with a great number of demons will be unleashed from hell; they will abolish the Faith little by little and even in persons consecrated to God; they will blind them in such a way that barring a particular grace these persons will take on the spirit of these bad angels: several religious houses will lose the Faith entirely and will lose many souls."

12."Evil books will be abundant on earth, and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening in all that concerns the service of God; they will have a very great power over nature: there will be churches to serve these spirits. Some persons will be transported from one place to another by these bad spirits and even some priests, because they will not be guiding themselves by the good spirit of the Gospel, which is a spirit of humility, charity and zeal for the glory of God.

The dead and the just will be made to revive.[That is to say that these dead will take the appearance of just souls who had lived on earth, in order to lead men further astray: these so called resurrected dead, who will be nothing other than the demon under these appearances, will preach another Gospel contrary to the one of the true Christ Jesus, denying the existence of heaven, or they may also be the souls of the dammed. All these souls will appear as if united to their bodies.]

There will be in all places extraordinary wonders, because the true Faith is dying out and because false light enlightens the world. Woe to the Princes of the Church who will not be occupied except to pile riches upon riches, to safeguard their authority and to dominate with pride."

Melanie stated that she made the comment (in brackets above concerning the dead and the just reviving;' "the demons under these appearances")"according to the vision I had in the moment that the very Blessed Virgin was speaking of the resurrection of the dead."[Le Secret De Melanie, p. 29-30]

13."The Vicar of My Son will have much to suffer, because for a time the Church will be delivered over to great persecutions: this will be the time of darkness; the Church will have a frightful crisis."

14."As the holy Faith is forgotten, every individual will want to be guided by himself and to be superior to his peers. Civil and ecclesiastical powers will be abolished, all order and all justice will be trampled underfoot; one will only see homicides, hatred, jealousy, lying and discord, without love for country,or for family."

15."The holy Father will suffer very much. I will be with him until the end to receive his sacrifice."

16."The wicked will make an attempt several times on his life without power to do harm to his days, but neither he, nor his successor [ who will not reign long,] will see the triumph of the Church of God."

17."All the civil governments will have one and the same plan, which will be to abolish, and to make disappear all religious principle, in order to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and all kinds of vices."

18."In the year 1865, there will be desecration of holy places. In convents, the flowers of the Church will be decayed and the demon will make himself as the king of hearts. May those who are at the head of religious communities keep themselves on guard for persons whom they receive, because the demon will use all of his malice in order to introduce into religious orders persons devoted to sin, for disorders and the love of carnal pleasures will be spread all over the earth."

19."France, Italy, Spain and England will be in war. Blood will flow in the streets; Frenchmen will fight Frenchmen, Italian with Italian; subsequently there will be a general war which will be appalling. For a time, God will be no longer be mindful of France or Italy, because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is no longer known. The wicked will deploy all their malice; they will kill themselves, they will massacre themselves mutually even in the houses."

20."At the first stroke of His lightening sword, the mountains and all nature will tremble with terror, for the disorders and the crimes of men pierce the vault of the heavens. Paris will be burned and Marseilles engulfed; several great cities will be shaken and engulfed by earthquakes: it will be believed that all is lost: only homicides will be seen, only the noise of weapons and blasphemies will be heard. The just will suffer much; their prayers, their penances and their tears will climb even up to heaven and all the people of God will ask for forgiveness and mercy, and will ask for My help and intercession. Then Jesus Christ by an act of His Justice and of His Mercy for the just, will command His angels that all His enemies be put to death. All at once the persecutors of the Church of Jesus Christ and all men devoted to sin will perish, and the earth will become like a desert. Then peace, the reconciliation of God with men will be made; Jesus Christ will be served, adored and glorified; charity will flower everywhere. The new kings will be the right arm of the holy Church, which will be strong, humble, pious, poor, zealous and imitator of the virtues of Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be preached everywhere and men will make great progress in the Faith, because there will be unity among the workers of Jesus Christ and because men will live in the fear of God."

21."This peace among men will be short lived; twenty five years of plentiful harvests will make them forget that the sins of men are the cause of all the pains which come upon the earth."

22."A forerunner of the anti-Christ with his troops from several nations will fight against the Christ, the only Saviour of the world; he will spill much blood, and will want to annihilate the worship of God in order to make himself be looked upon as a god."

23."The earth will be struck with all kinds of calamities[in addition to plague and famine which will be widespread]; there will be wars until the last war, which will then be made by the ten kings of the anti-Christ, which kings will have all one same design and will be the only ones who will rule the world. Before these arrive, there will be a type of false peace in the world; one will think only about amusing oneself; the wicked will deliver themselves over to all kinds of sin, but the children of the holy Church, the children of the Faith, My true imitators, will grow in the love of God and in the virtues which are dear to Me. Happy the humble souls guided by the Holy Spirit! I will fight with them until they arrive at the fullness of years."

24."Nature is asking for vengeance for men, and she shudders with terror in waiting for that which must come upon the earth soiled with crimes."

25."Tremble, earth and you who make profession of serving Jesus Christ and who on the inside you adore yourselves, tremble; for God is going to deliver you over to His enemy, because the holy places are in a state of corruption; many houses are no longer houses of God, but the pastures of Asmodeus and his sort."

26."It will be during this time that the anti-Christ will be born of a Hebrew religious, of a false virgin who will have communications with the old serpent, the master of impurity; his father will be a Bishop. At birth, he will vomit blasphemies, he will have teeth; in a word, he will be the devil incarnate; he will let out frightening cries, he will perform wonders, he will nourish himself only on impurities. He will have brothers who, although they will not be like him devils incarnate, will be children of evil; at the age of twelve, they will make themselves noticed by their brilliant victories which they will win; soon, they will each be at the head of armies, assisted by the legions of hell."

27."The seasons will be altered, the earth will produce only bad fruits, the stars will lose their regular movements, the moon will reflect only a faint reddish glow. Water and fire will give to the globe of the earth, convulsive movements and terrible earthquakes which will swallow up mountains and cities"[etc].'

[Abbe Combe, editor of the 1904 edition, writes: I have from Melanie that this etc. is not made part of the text. The Blessed Virgin showed her other cataclysms without naming them and without pronouncing the word etc.'(Le Secret de Melanie, p.57)]

28."Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the anti-Christ."

29."The demons of the air with the anti-Christ will perform great wonders on the earth and in the air, and men will corrupt themselves more and more. God will have care of His faithful servants and men of good will; the Gospel will be preached everywhere, all peoples and all nations will have knowledge of the truth."

30."I address a pressing appeal to the earth: I call upon the true disciples of God living and reigning in the heavens; I call upon the true imitators of Christ made man, the only and true Saviour of men; I call upon My children, My true devotees, those whom I carry so to speak in My arms, those who have lived by My spirit; finally I call upon the Apostles of the last times, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in contempt for the world and for themselves, in poverty and in humility, in contempt and in silence, in prayer and in mortification, in chastity and in union with God, in suffering and unknown to the world. It is time that they go out and come to enlighten the earth. Go, and show yourselves as My dear children; I am with you and in you, provided your Faith be the light which enlightens you in these days of woe. May your zeal render you like the starving for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light, you the small number who can see; for behold the time of times, the end of ends."

31."The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in consternation. But behold Enoch and Ellie 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 through the virtue of the Holy Spirit and will condemn the diabolical errors of the anti-Christ."

[Abbe' Combe, writes '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 the 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.']

32."Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! There will be bloody wars and famines; pestilences and contagious diseases; there will be rains of a dreadful hail of animals, thunders which will shake cities, earthquakes which will engulf countries; voices will be heard in the air, men will beat their head against the walls, they will call upon death, and on another side death will be their torture; blood will flow on all sides. Who will be able to overcome, if God does not shorten the time of the ordeal? By the blood, the tears and the prayers of the just, God will let Himself be swayed, Enoch and Elie will be put to death; pagan Rome will disappear. Fire from Heaven will fall and will consume three cities; all the universe will be struck with terror, and many will let themselves be misled because they have not adored the true Christ living among them. It is time; the sun darkens; faith alone shall live."

33."Now is the time; the abyss opens. Behold the king of kings of darkness. Behold the beast with his subjects, calling himself the Saviour of the world. He will rise proudly into the air to go to Heaven; he will be smothered by the breath of the Holy Archangel, Saint Michael. He will fall, and the earth, which for three days will be in continual evolutions, will open its fiery bowels; he will be plunged for ever with all his own into the eternal chasms of hell. Then water and fire will purify the earth and will consume all the works of the pride of men, and all will be renewed: God will be served and glorified."

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The Basilica at La Salette. Over one hundred thousand are said to have been at La Salette for the first anniversary of the Apparition.

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Melanie's short early version:

Melanie's abbreviated version, written on 6th July 1851, is as follows:(the first sentence and the last paragraph, as well as other indications in the text, give a clue to Melanie's dilemma, and prayers, as to the timing of the release of the secret.)

"secret which the Blessed Virgin gave me on the Mountain of La Salette on 19th September,1846"
Secr(e)t.

"Melanie, I will say something to you which you will not say to anybody: The time of God's wrath has arrived!"

"If, when you say to the people what I have said to you so far, and what I will still ask you to say, if, after that, they do not convert, (if they do not do penance, and they do not cease working on a Sunday, and if they continue to blaspheme the Holy Name of God), in a word, if the face of the earth does not change, God will be avenged against the people ungrateful and slave of the demon."

"My Son will make His power manifest! Paris, this city soiled by all kinds of crime, will perish infallibly. Marseilles will be destroyed in a little time. When these things arrive, the disorder will be complete on the earth, the world will be given up to its impious passions."

"The pope will be persecuted from all sides, they will shoot at him, they will want to put him to death, but no one will be able to do it, the Vicar of God will triumph again this time."

"The priests and the Sisters, and the true servants of my Son will be persecuted, and several will die for the faith of Jesus-Christ."

"A famine will reign at the same time."

"After all these will have arrived, many will recognize the hand of God on them, they will convert, and do penance for their sins."

"A great king will go up on the throne, and will reign a few years. Religion will re-flourish and spread all over the world, and there will be a great abundance, the world, glad not to be lacking, will fall again in its disorders, will give up God, and will be prone to its criminal passions."

"[Among]God's ministers, and the spouses of Jesus-Christ, there will be some who will go astray, and that will be the most terrible."

"Lastly, hell will reign on earth. It will be then that the anti-Christ will be born of a Sister, but woe to her! Many will believe in him, because he will claim to have come from heaven, woe to those who will believe in him!"

"That time is not far away, twice 50 years will not go by."
"My child, you will not say what I have just said to you. (You will not say it to anybody, you will not say if you must say it one day, you will not say what that it concerns), finally you will say nothing anymore until I tell you to say it!

"I pray to Our Holy Father the Pope to give me his holy blessing."

Melanie Mathieu, Shepherdess of La Salette,
Grenoble, July 6th, 1851.

J.M.J +

Maximin's Secret:

Maximin's Secret:

Three fourths of France will lose the Faith, and the fourth part, which will retain it, will practice it lukewarmly.

Peace will be given to the world only when men will be converted.

A protestant nation from the north will convert to the Faith and, by means of this nation, the other nations will return to the Faith.

The Pope who will come after this one will not be Roman.

And when men will convert, God will restore peace to the world.

Afterwards this peace will be disturbed by the monster.

And the monster will arrive at the end of the nineteenth century or at the latest at the commencement of the twentieth.

In this time the anti-Christ will be born of Hebraic descent, a false Virgin, who will have communication 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.

Up, ye children of light, and fight! For behold, the ages 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 confusion.
On Henoch 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 Spirit, they will have great success against the heresies of the anti-Christ. But in the end they will be delivered unto death.
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