1513: SSPX Florida Newsletter Nº 25
Editorial: The Den of Thieves, by Fr. Marc Vernoy. An Unlikely Champion, by Fr. Scott Settimo. The Response to Our Times: "Fiat", by Fr. Joshua Jacobs. On the Duty to Vote, by Fr. Samuel Fabula. A Prayer for America, by Archbishop Viganò. Life of Garcia Moreno, by Fr. James Haynos. FSSPX Floridian Mass Centers.
The coming of a second apostle of Christ’s kingship was foretold on February 2, 1634, when Mother Marianna was told by the Mother of God of the present crisis of the Church and of a “Prelate” who would restore the priesthood:
Priests will abandon their sacred duties and will depart from the path marked out for them by God. Then the Church will go through a dark night for lack of a Prelate and a Father to watch over it with love, gentleness, strength, and prudence, and numbers of priests will lose the spirit of God, thus placing their souls in great danger. Pray constantly…that my Most Holy Son…have pity on His ministers and that He put an end to such fatal times, by sending to His Church the Prelate who will restore the spirit of His priests.
Upon this my beloved son, whom my Divine Son and I love with a love of predilection, we shall heap many gifts of the humility of heart, of docility to varying inspirations, of strength to defend the rights of the Church and of a heart with which he will, as a new Christ, take possession of the mightiest of men as of the lowliest, without scorning the least fortunate amongst them. With a wholly divine gentleness, he will lead consecrated souls to the service of God in religious houses without making the Lord’s yoke weigh upon them. He will hold in his hand the scales of the sanctuary for everything to be done in an orderly fashion for God to be glorified. This Prelate and Father will act as a counterweight to the lukewarmness of souls consecrated to the priesthood and in religion.
The late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre directly referred to this prophecy during his sermon for the consecration of four bishops for the Society of St. Pius X on June 30, 1988:
Just recently, the priest who takes care of the Society priory in Bogota, Colombia, brought me a book concerning the apparition of Our Lady of ‘Buen Suceso,’ to whom a large church in Quito, Ecuador, was dedicated. They [the prophetic words of Our Lady] were received by a nun shortly after the Council of Trent, so you see, quite a few centuries ago. This apparition is thoroughly recognized by Rome and the ecclesiastical authorities; a magnificent church was built for the Blessed Virgin Mary wherein the faithful of Ecuador venerate with great devotion a statue of Our Lady, whose face was made miraculously. The artist was in the process of painting it when he found the face of the Holy Virgin miraculously formed. And Our Lady prophesied for the twentieth century, errors would become more and more widespread in Holy Church, placing the Church in a catastrophic situation. Morals would become corrupt and the Faith would disappear. It seems impossible not to see it happening today. I excuse myself for continuing this account of the apparition, but she speaks of a prelate who will absolutely oppose this wave of apostasy and impiety - saving the priesthood by forming good priests. I do not say that prophecy refers to me. You may draw your own conclusions. I was stupefied when reading these lines but I cannot deny them, since they are recorded and deposited in the archives of this apparition.
Extract of the Life of Garcia Moreno, by Fr. James Haynos.