“Then the Holy Virgin gave me, also in French, THE RULE OF A NEW RELIGIOUS ORDER. Shen She had given me the Rule of this new religious Order, the Holy Virgin continued the speech in the same manner:
“If they do convert, the stones and rocks will change into wheat, and potatoes will be found sown in the earth. Do you say your prayers properly, my children?
We both replied: “Oh! no, Madame, not so much.”
“Oh my children, you must say them morning and evening. When you can do no more, say a Pater and an Ave Maria; and when you have the time to do better, you will say more.
Only a few old women go to Mass; in the summer, the rest work all day Sunday and in the winter, when they are at a loose end, they only go to Mass to make fun of religion. During Lent, they go to the butcher’s like hungry dogs.
Have you ever seen any spoilt wheat, my children?
We both answered: “Oh no, Madame.”
The Holy Virgin turned to Maximin, saying: But you, my child, you must have seen some once near le ‘Coin’, with your father. The farmer said to your father: “Come and see how my wheat’s gone bad!” You went to see. Your father took two or three ears in his hand, rubbed them, and they fell to dust. Then, you, on your way back, when you were no more than half an hour away from Corps, were given by your father a piece of bread, and he said: “Take it, eat it while you can, my son, for I don’t know who will be eating anything next year if the wheat is spoiled like that!”
Maximin replied: “It’s quite true, Madame, I didn’t remember.” The Most Holy Virgin brought her speech to an end in French.
“AND SO, MY CHILDREN, YOU WILL PASS THIS ON TO ALL MY PEOPLE.”
Then, she walked on up to the place where I had gone to see our cows. Her feet touched nothing but the tips of the grass, and, without bending them. Once on the top of the little mound, the beautiful Lady stopped, and I hurried to stand in front of her to look at her so, so closely, and, try and see which path she was most inclined to take. For it was all over for me. I had forgotten both my cows and the Masters I worked for. I had linked myself forever and unconditionally to my Lady. Yes, I wanted never, never to leave her. I followed her with no other motive and was fully disposed to serve Her for the rest of my life
Extract from a letter of Melanie relating to the Secret of LaSalette “The most Holy Virgin had a most pretty cross hanging round Her neck. This Cross seemed golden. I say golden rather than gold-plated, for I have sometimes seen objects which were golden with varying shades of gold, which had a much more beautiful effect on the eyes than simple gold plate. On this shining, beautiful Cross there was a Christ. It was Our Lord on the Cross. Near both ends of the Cross there was a hammer, and, at the other end, a pair of tongs. The Christ was skin-coloured but He shone dazzlingly, and the light which shone forth from His holy body seemed like brightly shining darts. At times, the Christ appeared to be dead. His head was bent forward and His Body seemed to give way, as if about to fall, had He not been held back by the nails which held Him to the Cross.
At other times, the Christ appeared to be alive. His head was erect and His eyes were open. He seemed to be on the Cross of His own accord. At times too, He appeared to speak. He seemed to show that He was on the Cross for our sake, out of love for us, to draw us to His love, and that He always has more love to give us … that His love in the beginning and in the year 33 is always that of today and will be forever more.
The Holy Virgin was crying nearly the whole time she was speaking to me. Her tears flowed gently, one by one, down to her knees … then, like sparks of light they disappeared.
“My kind Mother, do not cry! I want to love you for all men on earth. But She seemed to be saying to me:
‘There are so many who know me not’ ”
MARIA OF THE CROSS, Victim of Jesus nee Melanie Calvat, Shepherdess of LaSalette Castellamare, Nov. 21, 1878
Additional Words From Maximin “The great chastisement will come because men will not be converted, yet, it is only their conversion that can hinder these scourges. God will begin to strike men by inflicting lighter punishments in order to open their eyes. Then He will stop, or, He may repeat His former warnings to give place for repentance. But sinners will not avail themselves of these opportunities. He will, in consequence, send more severe castigations, anxious to move sinners to repentance, but it will be all in vain. Finally the obduracy of sinners shall draw upon their heads the greatest and most terrible calamities.
We are all guilty! Penance is not done. Sin increases daily. Those who should come forward to do good are retained by fear. Evil is great. A moderate punishment serves only to irritate the spirits because they view all things with human eyes.
God could work a miracle to convert and change the aspect of the earth without chastisement. God will work a miracle. It will be a stroke of His mercy. After the wicked shall have inebriated themselves with blood, the scourge shall arrive.
What countries shall be preserved from such calamities? Where shall we go for refuge?
What is the country that observes the commandments of God? What country is not influenced by human fear where the interest of the Church and the glory of God are at stake?
Ah … indeed …what country … what nation upon earth?
In behalf of my Superior and myself … I have often asked myself where we could go for refuge, had we the means for the journey and for our subsistence, on condition that no person were to know it?
But I renounce these useless thoughts. We are very guilty! In consequence of this, it is necessary that a very great and terrible scourge should come to revive our faith, and, to restore to us our reason … which we have almost entirely lost.
Wicked men are devoured by a thirst for exercising their cruelty. When they shall have reached the uttermost point of barbarity, God Himself shall extend His hand to stop them, and very soon after this a complete change shall be effected in all surviving persons.
Then they will sing the Te Deum Laudamus with the most lively gratitude and love.
The Virgin Mary, our Mother, shall be our liberatrix. Peace shall reign. The charity of Jesus Christ shall unite all hearts. Let us pray. Let us pray. God does not wish to chastise us severely. He speaks to us in so many ways. So many ways to make us return to Him.
How long shall we remain stubborn? Let us never cease praying and doing penance!
Let us pray for our Holy Father the Pope. He is the only light for the faithful in these times of darkness. O yes, let us by all means pray much. Let us pray to good, sweet merciful Virgin Mary, for we stand in great needs of her powerful hands over us.
The monster shall arrive at the end of this nineteenth century, or at latest, at the commencement of the nineteenth ….
In this time … the antichrist will be born of a nun of Hebrew descent, a false virgin, who will have intercourse with the ancient serpant, with the master of impurity and putrefaction. His father will be a bishop. He will perform false miracles and subsist onl on vitiating faith.
He will have brethren, children of evil. They will not be incarnate devils like himself.
Soon they will be at the head of armies supported by the legions of hell.”
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