We have already narrated the beginning of the French Revolution, which occurred exactly 100 years after the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ) communicated to the young nun (today a saint) Margaret Mary of Alacoque, her wish – which she had to convey to the king – that He consecrated himself to his Sacred Heart, "promising to bless him in his undertakings." It happened in Paray-Le-Monial on June 17, 1689. The reigning monarch Louis XIV did not agree to this request – nor will his successors Louis XV and Louis XVI later – and On June 17, 1789, the Revolution broke out.
That day, the "Third Estate" representative of the bourgeoisie and the people, meeting at the Jeu de Pomme in Paris, declared itself constituted as a National Assembly and holder of legislative power. This violation of the laws of the kingdom constituted as an absolute monarchy will trigger the beginning of the revolutionary process that will go down in History with the Storming of the Bastille, less than a month later, on July 14. That watershed in History that the Revolution meant, represented the transition from the preceding "theocentric" society of Christianity to an "anthropocentric" one, which made it extremely difficult to save the soul through the practice of faith. After the Revolution, Christianity and the Church had been significantly attacked, and The faithful people were in need of spiritual help.
The end of the Bourbon monarchy
It is known that the Pope John Paul II, Upon suffering the serious terrorist attack on May 13, 1981 –precisely the day of the feast of the Virgin of Fátima–, and after his miraculous recovery, he will solemnly affirm that "We had to heed the message of Fatima, because in the designs of Providence there are no mere coincidences."In the same way, one must know how to read the singular "coincidence" that meant nothing less than the end of the monarchy and the reign of the House of Bourbon in France, despite the failed attempts at its restoration a few years later, after the fall of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815.
The Congress of Vienna will restore the Bourbon dynasty to the throne with Louis XVIII (Louis XVII had died in prison while still a child) and with Charles X, but neither will make the requested consecration.
The latter reigning in 1830It will be the Mother of Jesus Christ and his Church who will take over to come to the aid of France, "her first-born daughter", the adjective with which she was recognized by the Popes after the conversion to Christianity of the King of the Franks Clovis, on Christmas Day 496 in the Cathedral of Reims. That year will mark the beginning of what Pius XII will call "It was of Mary", characterized by the numerous appearances of the Virgin conveying messages to humanity, in an abundance unknown until then. Thus, in the two centuries that have passed since then until now, there is evidence of the 80% of the mariofanas that occurred in the two-millennial History of the Church.
Indeed, it is the "Age of Mary." It will be She who will help and warn of the events that threaten the world due to her sins, asking for conversion to avoid them. Particularly significant are the "not mere coincidences" between the messages from the Virgin to Saint Catherine Labouré of July 18 and November 27, 1830, and what happened afterwards. With an expression of great sadness on her face, the Miraculous will tell the young woman that "blood will flow and the archbishop of Paris will be murdered in the midst of grave tribulations." "When?" the psychic asked him. And she understood that "soon, and within forty years."
"Coming soon"just a few days later, between July 26 and 29, the «July Revolution»or that of the "Three Glorious Days", which would overthrow Charles X, the last king of the House of Bourbon, the dynasty that received the request to dedicate itself to the SCJ.
"And in forty years" also, well exactly 40 years later, on July 19, 1870, the Franco-Prussian War broke out with the defeat of France. A year later, during the Commune, the revolutionaries would drag through the streets of Paris the corpse of their murdered archbishop.
The Virgin Mary, to the aid of France
In the same way as how Mary "Miraculous" anticipated these tragedies in 1830, in La Salette, on September 19, 1846, she will precede the events of 1848, year of the Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels. Saint John Paul II on that same day, but 150 years later (1996), will say, in the Alpine sanctuary, that "La Salette is found at the heart of the prophecies."
Suffice it to say now that the Virgin will transmit there to the visionaries Melania and Maximino to warn the Pope (Blessed Pius IX) what "Do not trust Emperor Napoleon III, who will betray you and God will punish you for it."
Exactly 25 years later, in September 1870, the Pope will lose Rome and will consider himself a prisoner in the Vatican. Emperor Napoleon had committed his betrayal by withdrawing from Rome, capital of the Papal States, the French military garrison guarantor of the Pope's temporal power to freely exercise his spiritual sovereignty, honoring the Mission of France for a thousand years. Napoleon III will be defeated by Bismarck in the Battle of Sedan a few days before, and exiled to London.
After 1846 in La Salette, The Virgin will come to Lourdes in 1858 and to Pontmain in 1871. This last appearance will have decisive importance for prevent France from being devastated by the Prussian army after being defeated in the war. In January of that year, the Prussian General Staff had organized the beginning of its operations in the area but, after the Virgin appeared there to some children and told them to pray "because Her Son allowed Himself to be touched", the order to advance was surprisingly paralyzed. of his army and negotiations were opened for an armistice.
France thus avoided, with the help of Mary, a military defeat that would have also meant a true national catastrophe. The blood spilled in that war will be followed by two world wars, barely 20 years between them, from 1919 to 1939. These will be the years that elapsed between the signing of the Treaties of Versailles after the First World War, and the beginning of the Second.
During these three tragedies experienced in just 70 years, France you will receive an authentic blood delugewith defeats on dates marked as providential coincidences, not coincidences. In La Salette, the Virgin was hurt that the French had forgotten to keep Sunday as a day dedicated to the Lord; and in Sunday will be the most terrible defeats in the war with the Prussians. On Sunday, August 7, the defeat of Froeschwiller; on Sunday, September 4, the capitulation of Sedan; on Sunday, October 2, the fall of Strasbourg into Prussian hands, on Sunday, the 30th, the surrender of Metz and on Sunday, January 29, the enemy enters Paris.
Spain “land of Mary”
During the Second World War we will see what the Immaculate Heart of Mary who will come to the aid of France and Europe, after being consecrated the world by Pope Pius XII in 1942, at 25 years of Fatima.Faced with the overthrow of the House of Bourbon in France, The next "daughter of the Church" will be Spain, with the conversion to Christianity of the King of the Goths, Recaredo, formalized during the Third Council of Toledo, May 8, 586. This succession will have an important influence on the future of our country, and so it seemed to be agreed upon in the inscrutable designs of Divine Providence centuries before.
In fact, in Hispania, a province of the Roman Empire, the apostle James the Greater came to evangelize, to whom on the Cross the Lord had entrusted the care of His Mother. On January 2, 40, She moved from where she lived "in mortal flesh" – predictably Ephesus – to the banks of the Ebro in present-day Zaragoza, where Santiago recovered strength from his intense apostolic mission. This The appearance of the Virgin of Pilar was the first and only one before her glorious Assumption into Heaven, and it is an event of crucial importance for our History.
From your eternal present, God already envisioned Spain as “land of Mary” and Santiago as her patron. Popular devotion will reflect this event: «Upon ascending to Heaven, the Lord wanted to entrust his most beloved disciples with the care of his three great loves: To Juan, his Mother; to Peter, his Church and to Santiago, Spain. (Will continue).