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The Secrets of Our Lady of La Salette
Notice the differences in the secrets. There is no reason why Melanie would be told one secret and Maximin another. The secrets prove they were liars.
This is the first secret. Therefore it is to be taken as the most reliable one he gave.
19 September 1846, we saw a beautiful lady. We never said that this lady was the Blessed Virgin, but we always said she was a beautiful lady.
I do not know if this is the Holy Virgin or anyone else. Myself, I think today she is the Holy Virgin.
This is what the lady told me:
"If my people continue, what I tell you will arrive earlier; if it changes a little, it will be a little later.
"France has corrupted the universe, one day she will be punished. Faith will be extinguished in France: three parts of France will not practice religion any more or almost no more; the other part will practice it without really practicing it. Then after [that], nations will convert, the faith will return everywhere.
"A large country in northern Europe, today Protestant, will be converted: by the support of this country, all the other countries of the world will be converted.
"Before all that arrives, great disorders will arrive in the Church, and everywhere. Then after [that], our Holy Father the Pope will be persecuted. His successor will be a pontiff that no one expects.
"Then after [that] a great peace will come, but it will not last long. A monster will come to disturb it.
Everything I say here will arrive in the next century, [by] the year two thousand (literally – later to two thousand years)."
(She said to say this some time before).
My Holy Father, your holy blessing to one of your sheep ... Grenoble, July 3, 1851.
This is the first secret. Therefore it is to be taken as the most reliable one she gave.
J.M.J. Secret that the Holy Virgin gave me on the Mountain of La Salette September 19, 1846:
Melanie, I will tell you something you will not tell anyone: the time of the wrath of God is here!
If, when you have told people what I told you earlier, and what I tell you to say again – if after that, they do not convert (if they do not repent, and if they continue to work on Sundays, 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 take revenge against the ungrateful people and slaves of the devil.
My Son is going to unleash His power! Paris, a city stained with all sorts of crimes, will perish infallibly. Marseille will be destroyed shortly. When these things arrive, the disorder will be complete on earth. The world will indulge its ungodly passions.
The Pope will be persecuted on all sides: they will shoot at him, they will want to kill him, but they can do nothing; the Vicar of God will triumph again this time.
The priests and nuns, and the true servants of my Son will be persecuted, and many will die for the Faith of Jesus Christ.
A famine will reign at the same time.
After all these things have arrived, many people will recognize the hand of God upon them; they will be converted, and will do penance for their sins.
A great king will ascend the throne, and reign for a few years. Religion will flourish again and extend throughout the earth, and there will be a great abundance; the world, being happy not to be lacking anything, will resume its disorders, forsake God, and deliver itself up to its criminal passions.
[Among] God's ministers and the Spouses of Jesus Christ, there will be some who will deliver themselves up to disorder, and that will be terrible.
Finally, Hell will reign on earth. This is when the Antichrist will be born of a nun: but woe to her! Many people will believe him, because he says he came from Heaven – woe to those who believe in him!
The time is not far; there will not pass two times fifty years.
My child, you will not say what I just told you. (You will not tell anyone; you will not say that one day you may tell; you will not say what it regards); finally you will not say anything until I tell you to say it!
I pray to Our Holy Father the Pope to give me his holy blessing.
Mélanie Mathieu, Shepherdess of La Salette ... Grenoble, July 6, 1851 ... J.M.J. +