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Fr. Marcel Larouche

Fr. Marcel Larouche

The Identity of Peter the Roman

– PROPHETIC CONFIRMATION –

At Amsterdam, the Lady of All Peoples announced that she would come back on earth. Is not such an announcement, made in this privileged place, the prophecy of the presence of Mary in the present mystery of the Lady of All Peoples? She said, in fact: “I will come back and it will be as the Lady of All Peoples, standing on the globe, in front of the Cross, in the midst of Christ’s flock.(36th apparition, September 20, 1951)I shall come back. And it will be as I have promised today: publicly.(50th apparition, May 31, 1954)

So it is well and truly a matter of the public return of the Lady on earth... “I will come back... publicly,” the Lady of All Peoples said textually in her message. The word “publicly...” clearly refers to a presence in flesh and blood and not to an apparition reserved to a few people. It announces a presence destined for everyone and not simply restricted to a few privileged persons.

We must try to find out where this presence of the Lady is to be found in this fateful time. Is it possible that the Lady could be present in our midst? Furthermore, according to what was announced, that manifestation would “offer” us, then, Christ’s return, because, according to Life of Love, the Lady has  the mission of “giving Christ back to the world”.

In the presence of that instrument of God, some pious Christians and the religious authorities attached to a strict observance of the law are scandalized just as much as some pious Jews and the Sanhedrin were scandalized over the presence of Jesus.

The key of the Church of John bearing the effigy 
of the Lamb of the Apocalypse

The key of the Church of John bearing the effigy of the Lamb of the Apocalypse

THE PROPHECY OF THE POPES AND THE CHURCH OF JOHN

Marie-Paule’s mission, in configuration with the presence of the Lord Jesus relative to the founding of His Church, is bound in with the coming of the Church of John. Now, the mystery of the Church of John could very well coincide with the conclusion of the Prophecy of the Popes by Saint Malachy. Thus, on February 27, 2000, Mother Paul-Marie received a particular indication from the Lord: “John Paul who has the spirit of John and Paul-Marie who has the spirit of Mary have been bound together in order to lead the Church of Peter into the Church of John.(“The Kingdom”, no. 139, March-April 2000, p. 5)

Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

Saint Bernard de Clairvaux (1090-1153)

Saint Malachy

Saint Malachy
(1094-1148)

In the Church, then, there exists a prophecy known as the Prophecy of the Popes. It is a “prophetic monument”, that sometimes makes newspaper headlines especially at the time of the election of a new Pope. Then, the motto attributed to him by the prophecy is associated with him.

This prophecy was written by Saint Malachy, an Irish bishop of the 12th century (1094-1148), a friend of Saint Bernard. The prophecy contains 111 Latin mottos, corresponding to just as many popes. It refers to their place of origin, to events, personages or other facts related to their pontificate.

The prophecy begins with the motto of Pope Celestine II (1143-1144), “From a castle on the Tiber”. It then lists 110 other mottos designating the successive Popes, apparently until the end of the Church of Peter, allowing us to foresee that an in-depth renewal could come about in humanity’s spiritual relationship with God.

Now, according to the order of attribution of the mottos, Pope John Paul II would be designated by the second last motto, the 110th motto, namely, “De labore solis”, and Pope Benedict XVI by the last motto, the 111th, namely, “De gloria olivae”.

Let us stop to consider briefly Pope John Paul II’s motto, “De labore solis” (of the labor of the sun). It is a highly significant motto because of the number of possible translations in relation to his pontificate, astonishing among all the others: work, the eclipse, giving birth, pain, the sun, the eagle, the light, the Spirit, the messenger, Christ, the Black Virgin of Czestochowa. All those meanings tie in with one another to designate the exceptional stature, the activities and the origin of Pope John Paul II: “The Sun begets the luminous Pope, of the work of the Sun, of the eclipse of the Sun, of the giving birth of the Sun..., the light of the Sun..., the radiant worker or the solar worker.(Daniel Réju, Les Prophéties de saint Malachie, 1982, pp. 133-135)

Daniel Réju

Daniel Réju

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

As of 1982, the distinguished Parisian journalist, Daniel Réju, commented on Pope John Paul II’s pontificate in relation with his motto “De labore solis”.

“On the level of pure futurology, we could ask ourselves if Pope John Paul II’s pontificate will not be marked by a phenomenon of an extreme importance.

“At this stage, the motto, while it designates Pope John Paul II himself in various ways,... would have a hidden meaning, just as fundamental if not even more so, than its primary meaning, and one that is totally independent from the history of the papacy.” (Id., p. 143)

As we saw above, this comment directly agrees with the Lord’s indication to Marie-Paule.

“John Paul who has the spirit of John and Paul-Marie who has the spirit of Mary have been bound together in order to lead the Church of Peter into the Church of John.”  This indication in fact refers to “a phenomenon of an extreme importance” and reveals “a hidden meaning... independent from the history of the papacy”.

Furthermore, is it not under Pope John Paul II’s pontificate that the Family of the Sons and Daughters of Mary was founded and that the Army of Mary expanded rapidly? Is he not the one who protected the first Sons of Mary by placing them under the direction of an Italian bishop, and who ordained the first  one? Is it not under his pontificate that the volumes of Life of Love were published and spread throughout the world?

Finally, the Prophecy of the Popes ends with an enigmatic conclusion which contrasts sharply with the terse style of the 111 mottos relative to 111 popes:

“He will reign during the ultimate persecution of the Holy Roman Church. Peter the Roman will feed the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the fearsome Judge will judge His people.” (Id., p. 55)

Peter the Roman does not seem to be a pope as such, given that the mention that is made of him is completely set apart from the list of 111 Latin mottos referring to 111 popes. The conclusion, into which  this name is inserted, stands out from the rest of the Prophecy as though the author wanted to indicate in this way that the coming of this personage could correspond to a new and regenerating event.

“This sentence of twenty-six words [in Latin], grammatically constructed and closing the text, seems to shed light on the entire text, sum it up and conclude it. Better still, it seems to constitute its ‘raison d’être’, with the 111 mottos being but a sort of broad preamble.... Is Peter the Roman a pope? Certainly not; we have just seen that, for the sentences reserved to him are clearly detached from the body of the account.... Furthermore, he is the only one who is given a name. An anti-pope? That neither, for the prophecy gives as much importance to the anti-popes as it does to the Sovereign Pontiffs properly recognized by the Church.” (Id., pp. 155-156)

Padre Jean-Pierre

Padre Jean-Pierre

This comment written by Daniel Réju in 1982, referring to the enigmatic conclusion of Saint Malachy, seems to me to announce the advent of the Church of John.

To prove it, I will now refer to an article I published in “The Kingdom” (no. 182, November-December 2006, page 13) under my pen name of Joël Fortin, in which I put forward the hypothesis that Padre Jean-Pierre could be this Peter the Roman announced in Saint Malachy’s prophecy:

“In that case, it is possible that an interesting parallel could be drawn between this passage which brings to a close Saint Malachy’s oracle and another prophetic text written by Mother Paul-Marie in 1958:

“ ‘Everything is going to happen at the same time; the threat of nuclear war by Russia, terrible problems in the world – it will be truly a tower of Babel... Darkness will cover the earth... Religious persecution will be rampant here until close to... It will really be a new Rome... That is why the last Pope will be called, “Peter the Roman”.’ (Life of Love, vol. II, p. 132)

“Saint Malachy places the Pope ‘Peter of Rome’ outside the prophetic list of 111 popes as though he were totally different from the others. Could he not represent, at one and the same time, the end of an era and the beginning of a new era?... [Marie-Paule] says that ‘the last Pope will be called “Peter the Roman” ’. There is an obvious correspondence between Saint Malachy’s oracle and the indication received by Mother Paul-Marie.

“ ‘Peter the Roman’... would he not already be among us? Would he not be Father Pierre Mastropietro? The name itself – Pierre Mastropietro – includes the name ‘Peter’ twice, with, between the two, the word ‘Master’ (or Lord). ‘The Prophecy of the Popes’ could fit into the preparation of the Kingdom by confirming the indications received by Mother Paul-Marie since the year 2000, with regard to the mission of Padre Jean-Pierre, head of the Church of John. Then, Mother Paul-Marie confirms once again Saint Malachy’s ‘Prophecy of the Popes’ in another way. The Prophecy of the Popes speaks of persecutions, tribulations, destruction and judgment, while Mother Paul-Marie mentions similar realities: persecutions, nuclear war, darkness, the tower of Babel. The concordance is striking.” (“The Kingdom”, no. 182, p. 13)

It should be noted that Padre Jean-Pierre (Pierre Mastropietro) is Italian through his father. Daniel Réju explained that “Peter the Roman” could be someone originally from Rome or quite simply someone of Roman Catholic allegiance (cf. Les Prophéties de saint Malachie, p. 159). Moreover, would not the word “Roman” added to “Peter” define precisely the continuity between the two forms of a same Church in “transmutation”, according to the word given to Marie-Paule by the Lord?

A PROPHETIC LETTER FROM MARIE-PAULE

Sister Jeanne d'Arc Demers

Sr. Jeanne d'Arc Demers

Marie-Paule

Marie-Paule

Now, a few weeks ago, Sister Jeanne d’Arc Demers, O.FF.M., passed on to me a letter sent to her by Marie-Paule on November 25, 1967. Here are a few excerpts which confirm the hypothesis with regard to Padre Jean-Pierre, namely, his identity with the figure of Peter the Roman from Saint Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes:

“Since 1958, I have known that the last Pope indicated in Saint Malachy’s prophecies, Peter II, will not be in Rome, for while he is the last of this era of the Son of God, he will be the first of a new Marian era and I will be there where this new Vatican will be. There will be a new Rome in the world, in the sense that the persecutions will be identical to the persecutions of the first Christians. And Peter II will originate from this milieu referred to as the new Rome and therefore, he will be Peter the Roman....” (Marie-Paule)

This prophetic letter contained several important details on the future of the Church at a time when, in 1967, there was only the Marian Group since the Army of Mary and the Family of the Sons and Daughters of Mary would only be founded in the years 1970 and 1980.

According to Daniel Réju, Peter the Roman “constitutes the great unknown of the prophecy..., a break marking a profound and essential difference between Peter the Roman and the 111 pontiffs.

This “profound difference” is indicated in the fact, among others, that Padre Jean-Pierre or Peter the Roman is not called “pope” at the Lord’s request to Marie-Paule, but rather that he is called “Padre”, and the fact that he was designated by Heaven and not elected by a conclave. And, in fact, the interpreter Daniel Réju strongly emphasizes that this personage will not be elected in the usual manner through a conclave, saying: “absence of election”. (Cf. Les Prophéties de saint Malachie, p. 156)

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

On the threshold of the great events which will manifest the divine power in our time, it was necessary that God intervene in order to bring about the necessary spiritual changes needed for the continuation of His projects. Before the end of the Papacy, as we have known it for 2,000 years, the Lord then set in place all the events which would ensure the great passage of the Church of Peter to the Church of John. He did the same thing before the disappearance of the Temple of Jerusalem – in the year 70 – through the choice of the Apostles and the advent of the Church of Peter as of the year 30, thus establishing a new spiritual line with regard to the existing Jewish authorities.

Without any possible reservation, Saint Malachy’s prophecy of the popes also announces the disappearance of the Roman Church. The final sentence, in this regard, concerning Peter the Roman and the destruction of Rome is sufficiently explicit. It is also possible to see an indication, with regard to this outcome, in the fact that the last Pope announced by the prophecy in the 111th motto, Gloria Olivae, will be the 265th Sovereign Pontiff officially recognized by the Church: 2 + 6 + 5 = 13, that is 12 + 1, just like Christ with His disciples, so that everything seems to have come full circle(Daniel Réju, id., p. 173), with “the glory of the olive tree” being Benedict XVI.

Two years ago, the Lord indicated to Marie-Paule that “Benedict XVI was the Pope for this time”.

THE FIVE POPES OF THE END

The analysis of the mottos of the 111 Popes foreseen by Saint Malachy shows us that the last expressions were the most significant, especially those of the 19th and 20th centuries. This is even more so the case if we stop to consider the mottos of the last five Popes, that is, John XXIII (1958-1963), Pastor et Nauta (Pastor and Pilot); Paul VI (1963-1978), Flos florum (the Flower of Flowers); John Paul I (1978), De medietate lunae (of the half of the moon); John Paul II (1978-2005), De labore solis (of the labor of the sun); Benedict XVI (2005...), De gloria olivae (of the glory of the olive tree).

Knowing that the mottos qualifying the Popes concern their personal lives just as much as events and personages in their reign, would it not be pertinent to scrutinize Marie-Paule’s role relative to these mottos designating popes who reigned while she was accomplishing her mission? Moreover, this mission was strengthened, experienced a sort of crescendo, beginning in 1958, corresponding to the growing intensity of the papal mottos of our time: Pastor and Pilot (1958-1963), the Flower of Flowers (1963-1978); of the half of the moon (1978), of the labor of the sun (1978-2005), of the glory of the olive tree (2005...)?

Assuredly, throughout those years, Marie-Paule’s mission was realized, in a certain sense, “correspondingly” with these ecclesial spiritual themes, since the Lord said to her on November 21, 1978: “COME, I AM TAKING YOU NOW FOR MY CHURCH.(Life of Love, vol. XV, p. 447)

Pastor, Flower, Moon, Sun, Glory... there you have five words which could describe Marie-Paule’s exceptional mission. Marie-Paule’s vocation can be found in the multiple symbolism of those mottos, particularly the “Glory”, for the glory of God emerges with the crucifixion, without forgetting the titles of Queen and Sovereign that were bestowed upon her.

THE WHITE DOVE

In his book on the prophecies of Saint Malachy, Daniel Réju recounted the story of the apparitions and messages of the Lady of All Peoples on pages 170 and 171. These latter are very explicit, in fact, with regard to the changes that will show up in the wake of the Church’s decline:

“You cannot know what is hidden in the future. You have no idea of the great danger with which Rome is threatened. Rome believes itself to be solid; it does not know how it is in the process of being undermined. Do you really have any idea of how urgent it is that action be taken? Do you really understand that theology must give way to the concerns of my Son?” (Raoul Auclair, The Lady of All Peoples, 29th apparition, March 28, 1951)

“And I see all kinds of people in the service of religion – students, priests, men and women religious, etc. – marching past in tightly packed ranks. The Lady shakes her head, and slowly, stressing each word, she declares: ‘It is a sad thing to say, but that is worth nothing.’ ” (Id., 5th apparition, October 7, 1945)

The black dove

The black dove

“And I see a black dove soaring above the Church. Yes, that is what I said: a dove, and black! The Lady points a finger at it:

“ ‘This is the old spirit. It must disappear.’

“And, in fact, it does disappear, for the black dove immediately becomes a white dove.

“ ‘This is the new dove.’ ” (Id.)

White dove in the chapel Spiri-Maria

The white dove above the statue of the Lady of All Peoples in the chapel Spiri-Maria.

The black dove and the white dove, the dove that dies out and the new dove. The new white dove could refer to the advent of the Church of John – we need simply think of the dove above the statue of the Lady of All Peoples in the chapel Spiri-Maria. The coming of the True Holy Spirit is thus signified by the presence of the dove announcing the era of the Woman or of the Lady, “the advent of the era of the Woman coinciding with the coming of the Paraclete and the intervention of the anti-Christ,” according to Daniel Réju (cf. Les Prophéties de saint Malachie, p. 178). (The Paraclete is another name for the Holy Spirit.)

The Lady of All Peoples has given us the Church of John and she has designated its spiritual head, Peter the Roman, Padre Jean-Pierre, “the last one of the era of the Son of God and the first one of the new Marian era”, according to Mother Paul-Marie’s prophetic letter to Sister Jeanne d’Arc, at a time when, in 1967, nothing allowed anyone to foresee such an outcome.

May the world finally open up to the good news of God’s decisive action which is being manifested ever so clearly.

Father Marcel Larouche