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Pope John Paul II had a prophetic vision of an…

Pope John Paul II had a prophetic vision of an “Islamist invasion” of Europe, a former confidant has claimed.
Mgr Mauro Longhi, who often accompanied the former Pope on hiking trips while still a student, said St John Paul was a mystic who “dialogued” with Our Lady and had prophetic visions.
During one meeting in 1992, Mgr Longhi says, John Paul II told of a disturbing vision he had had about the future of Europe.
“The Pope told me: ‘Tell this to those whom you will meet in the Church of the third millennium. I see the Church afflicted by a mortal wound. More profound, more painful than those of this millennium,’ referring to Communism and Nazi totalitarianism. ‘It is called Islamism. They will invade Europe. I have seen the hordes come from the West to the East,’ and then told to me each country one by one: from Morocco to Libya to Egypt, and so on till the East.

“The Holy Father added: ‘They will invade Europe, Europe will be like a basement, old relics, shadows, cobwebs. Family heirlooms. You, the Church of the third millennium, must contain the invasion. Not with armies, armies will not be enough, but with your faith, lived with integrity.”

Mgr Longhi accompanied Pope John Paul II on hiking and skiing trips from 1985 until he was ordained 10 years later. He said the Pope would leave Rome in a modest car, so as not to attract attention, and stay at an Opus Dei home in the mountains in Abruzzo.

At night, the Pope would often kneel before the Tabernacle in the chapel of the building, conversing “at times even animatedly” with the Lord.
Pope John Paul II is well-known for promoting inter-faith dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, most famously becoming the first Pope to set foot inside a mosque in 2001.

However, in his 2003 encyclical Ecclesia in Europa, the former pontiff wrote that dialogue with Islam “needs to be conducted prudently, with clear ideas about possibilities and limits, and with confidence in God’s saving plan for all his children.”
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Today we celebrate this awesome saint’s …

Today we celebrate this awesome saint’s feast day. Did you know these fun facts about him?
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Do you know which one of the Archangels is kno…

Do you know which one of the Archangels is known for helping single people find their spouse? Watch and find out!
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St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of charities and h…

St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of charities and horses, pray for us!!
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Did you know St. Teresa of Calcutta is Lauren&…

Did you know St. Teresa of Calcutta is Lauren’s absolute favorite Saint? She even went to her canonization in Rome 2 years ago!! Check out the video for more about this amazing Saint of great humility and faith. Tag someone who also loves and has a devotion to Mother Teresa. ❤️💙

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Two days ago was the inaugural feast day of Bl…

Two days ago was the inaugural feast day of Blessed Stanley Rother, a priest from Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who gave his life for his people as a missionary in Guatemala. He is the first martyr born in the United States, and the first U.S. priest to be beatified. Learn more at stanleyrother.org.
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On a hot afternoon in July, Maria was sitting …

On a hot afternoon in July, Maria was sitting at the top of the stairs of her house, mending a shirt. She was not quite 12 years old, but physically mature. A cart stopped outside, and a neighbor, 18-year-old Alessandro, ran up the stairs. He seized her and pulled her into a bedroom. She struggled and tried to call for help. “No, God does not wish it,” she cried out. “It is a sin. You would go to hell for it.” Alessandro began striking at her blindly with a long dagger.

Maria was taken to a hospital. Her last hours were marked by the usual simple compassion of the good—concern about where her mother would sleep, forgiveness of her murderer (she had been in fear of him, but did not say anything lest she cause trouble to his family), and her devout welcoming of Viaticum, her last Holy Communion. She died about 24 hours after the attack.

Alessandro was sentenced to 30 years in prison. For a long time he was unrepentant and surly. One night he had a dream or vision of Maria gathering flowers and offering them to him. His life changed. When he was released after 27 years, his first act was to beg the forgiveness of Maria’s mother.

Devotion to the young martyr grew, miracles were worked, and in less than half a century she was canonized. At her beatification in 1947, her 82-year-old mother, two sisters, and her brother appeared with Pope Pius XII on the balcony of St. Peter’s. Three years later, at Maria’s canonization, a 66-year-old Alessandro Serenelli knelt among the quarter-million people and cried tears of joy.
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St. Josephine Bakhita, Patron of Sudan, pray f…

St. Josephine Bakhita, Patron of Sudan, pray for us!
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Happy feast day St. Elizabeth Ann Seton! Eliza…

Happy feast day St. Elizabeth Ann Seton!
Elizabeth Seton had no extraordinary gifts. She was not a mystic or stigmatic. She did not prophesy or speak in tongues. She had two great devotions: abandonment to the will of God and an ardent love for the Blessed Sacrament. She wrote to a friend, Julia Scott, that she would prefer to exchange the world for a “cave or a desert.” “But God has given me a great deal to do, and I have always and hope always to prefer his will to every wish of my own.” Her brand of sanctity is open to everyone if we love God and do his will.
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St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us!
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