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St Malachy's timing is accurate.


What did St Malachy say to us about these last times?

It can now be said that St Malachy's ancient vision; known as: The prophesy of the Popes, and which took place whilst he was in Rome in the year 1139, is accurate.

But in these very last times of the world as we know it, and amidst the great difficulties for the Church, the question is who Petrus Romanus is, or more precisely, who he can and cannot be.

There is also the point that some conclude that the list consists of 112 entries, however, this is said to stem from a later, seventeenth century translation. The prophesy more accurately consists of 113 (not 112) entries.

Here there is a focus as to why Petrus Romanus is a unique, named title, at the very end of the list, and for these very last times of the world as we know it.

The Lignum Vitae, which shows the last entries in Latin, and copied under strict supervision from the Vatican archives, by Fr Arnold Wion, for his history of the Benedictine Order, in 1595, is included below:

(includes the Lignum Vitae)

See directly here or (in context) all Questions and Answers (also shown on the Home Page.)
Specifically: Those concerning St Malachy begin at Question 90.

Or here, as follows:

Q. 90 Many Catholics already have an understanding that we are
near to or are in the last times of the world because of the prophesy
of St Malachy. Is this looked at in the book?

A. Yes it is looked at in some detail in the book. We are now in a
position to know that Archbishop Malachy in his prophesy of the
Popes (perhaps better termed a vision) accurately saw, and foretold,
in the year 1139, the number of future holders of the papal chair to
coincide precisely with these last times of the world.

Q.91 Can you tell a bit about what happened and about what St
Malachy tells us?

A. Yes. In 1139 Archbishop Malachy, an Irish prelate of the sees of
Armagh and Cashel in Ireland, was in Rome giving a report on his
dioceses to Pope Innocent II. And he was also there to receive his
two wool palliums (shepherd's cloak) in relation to his
Archbishoprics. Whilst there he had a vision in which he saw a long
line of Popes (holders of the papal chair.) And he attributed a verse
to each of those whom he saw. Josef Ratzinger(Benedict XVI) being
number one hundred and eleven on the list.

Q 92 How many were there on Archbishop Malachy's list altogether?

A. One hundred and thirteen. And with a name for the last one.

Q. 93 Many think it was one hundred and twelve, which is accurate?

A. Archbishop Malachy presented one hundred and eleven entries in
a one line verse. But for one hundred and twelve there is a two line
verse and for one hundred and thirteen, and which contains the part
about Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman) feeding his flock in the
very last times of the world, there are eight lines.

Q. 94 Why is there a confusion as to whether there is one hundred
and twelve or one hundred and thirteen?

A. Because the last two and eight lines have, in recent centuries,
been written as one ten line verse. And this is thought to stem from a
seventeenth century translation. This translation presumably being
on account of a noticing of what appears to be an anomaly.

Q. 95 What is the anomaly?

A. That it is number one hundred and twelve who sits in the last
times of the world (last "extrema") and that number one hundred and
thirteen feeds his flock amidst many tribulations at the end "extrema"
"finis." And so the last two separately seems to create an anomaly.

Number 112 is:

In persecutione extre
ma sre. sedebit.

There will sit
in the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church.

And that for number 113 there is(written as eight lines in the Lignum

Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in maltis tribulationibus, quibus
transactis civitas septicollis difuetur, & judex tremendus judicabit
populum summa finis."

Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock among many tribulations
after which the seven hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful
Judge will Judge the people. The End"

Q.96 What does the actual written text before the seventeenth
century itself show us?

A. As shown in the Lignum Vitae 1595, which shows the later part of
the text, it can be viewed here:

The pattern of writing, the entry positioning, the punctuation, shows
us that there were one hundred and thirteen entries made. And the
writer would have known this, and hence distinguishes the two when
otherwise there is no need to. This copy (Lignum Vitae) was made
by Fr Wion, a Benedictine monk for his history of the Benedictine
Order and copied under strict supervision from the text held in the
Vatican archives.
But I think in any case Jorge Bergoglio (Francis I) might be

Q. 97 Why do you say this?

A. Because Archbishop Malachy had a vision, not an explanation.
He was a senior prelate of the Church, and if in his vision he saw
one dressed in papal robes(in white) and freely moving around the
Vatican and not a hostage or in exile in any way (ie Benedict XVI)
and who he had already identified and was on his list, it would have
been difficult for him to imagine a two in office at once scenario.

Q. 98 Does that mean that the next one will be Petrus Romanus?

A. No. Because Petrus Romanus is number one hundred and

Q. What if Archbishop Malachy did include Jorge Bergoglio (Francis
I) as number one hundred and twelve, will his successor be Petrus

A. No. Because number one hundred and twelve sits in the final
persecution of the Church. The most that it could mean is if there is
more than one sitting as number one hundred and twelve.
Something that has been remarked upon by Catholic commentators
in recent centuries.

Q. 99 What do you think that this all means?

A. I think it means that St Malachy saw exactly what is happening in
these years that directly precede Our Lord's Second Coming. And
that Catholics, in responsibility and maturity, must recognize that
without a most drastic of drastic changes in the Church (not
foreseeable) it is not possible for anyone remotely fitting the
description of Petrus Romanus to hold the papal chair. And that
since only a cleric who has come through the ranks of the Church
can sit in the papal chair, and who needs be voted in at a papal
conclave (and a now Vatican II papal conclave), then the one only
other person who can sit in the papal chair is St Peter himself. And I
think that the name "Peter" and the words "who will feed his flock"
reminiscent of Our Lord's own words to St Peter: "Feed my sheep"
tell us a great deal. It is not in the sense of St Peter in person,
instead it should be kept in mind that in the earlier centuries
St Peter himself was regarded as being himself very prominent,
in influence, with regard to the papal chair: "Peter's chair."

Q. 100 But in a practical sense how can St Peter feed his flock?

A. It comes back to understanding that we are in the years that now
directly precede Our Lord's Second Coming, and Catholics; Clerics
and as helped by the Laity must do all they can to protect the
Church and prepare for the Lord. Have a focus on the event of Our
Lord's Second Coming and do all that we can, individually and
collectively, to ensure that the Rights of God are placed first; His
commands; His teachings.

Q. 101 Do you think that Our Lord is helping us Himself directly in
this era?

A. Yes. He knows the predicament that we are in and our whole
heavenly family are helping us and are close to us. Many things are
gathering momentum now in this great build up period.
But we must put the Rights of God first. And it is absolutely vital that
the structures of the Church are kept in place; the ecclesiastical
structure (vital); and that the hierarchy, clerics, and as supported by
the laity, keep the sacramental structures (vital) firmly in place. And
that the Church return to pre -Vatican II Church teachings.

Q. 102 Have you asked the Curia ?

A. I have asked the Curia (see letter sent to the Curia) for a
department to be set in the Church for preparations for Our
Lord's Second Coming to begin. And in the same letter ask for
a return to pre- Vatican II teachings.

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