The story of St. Malachy
Saint Malachy of Ireland, was a bishop who entered into a state of spiritual bliss one day, while on a trip to the Vatican in the early 1100’s. And during his state of bliss he wrote out a list of 112 popes to come (a spiritual nickname and two or three sentences describing the reign of the pope).
As a researcher, in my opinion, there “does” seem to appear to be some similarities between the “spiritual names” of Bishop Malachy’s prophetic papal list, and “the spiritual attributes” of the popes who wear the names.
Pope John Paul 2nd was named “the Labor of the Sun”, and he was one of the most active, hardest working, and well traveled popes of all time (a ” true laborer” of god). Pope Benedict 16th is known as “Glory of the Olive”, and he was from the Olivetan sect, so we do see some amazing connections between St. Malachy’s list –and reality.
I have heard two names for the last pope on the bishop’s prophetic list. The offical name is “Peter the Roman”, and the other name I heard was “Petrus Secundus” (Peter the Second–in Latin).
If the word “Roman” is a clue about his nationality, then perhaps the last pope on Malachy’s list (the new pope to come) will be an Italian. Others tell me I’m wrong–and that he will be an American, or an African, or from somewhere in South America. Maybe they will be right (But I think he will be an Italian). Well, as things turned out–both me and my friends were correct. Pope Francis I is “Italain by blood”, as well as being from Argentina (a nation located in South America)! Below is one of Nostradamus’ quatrains which might be a reference to the new pope:
Due to the death of a very old pope,
will be elected a Roman of young age,
it will be said of him that he weakens the Seat,
but long will he sit and in biting activity.
So, the new pope is Italian by blood, but a younger man he is not (64 years of age is a young cardinal). However, although he is 76 years old–he appears to be in good health. Will the new pope serve the Vatican and the Catholics around the world for many years to come? Probably so!
Nostradamus’ reference to the death of a very old pope might be a reference to Pope John Paul 2nd (who passed away at a very old age).
If the prophecies of Saint Malachy of Ireland are correct, it would mean that Peter the Roman (Pope Francis I) is “the last” official pope of the Catholic Church (which is difficult for most people to want to believe or accept). According to Bishop Malachy, our new pope willstruggle hard for the church but during the reign of Peter the Roman “the seven hill city of Rome will be destroyed–and the great judge will judge. The End”! So does this suggest that “the end times” or judgement day will appear during the reign of Pope Francis I? What exactly did St. Malachy mean by “the end”?
Does he mean the end of the church or the end of the world?
“If” Nostradamus is correct, this next pope might have to suffer the wrath of “Selin” (Nostradamus’ third antichrist). According to Nostradamus, Napoleon was his first antichrist, Hitler was his second antichrist, and an Islamic man from the East (named Selin) will be his third antichrist.
All in all, it appears that this next pope will be very active for the church, and will face many enormous challenges. Some will criticize him, but in reality—he will be a very good pope! I for one, wish the new pope the best of luck and many blessings! Hopefully the prophecies of St. Malachy are wrong and the world will continue to flourish for centuries to come. However, we must consider everything –from all angles–as time moves forward into the future.