Blessed Anna was a mystic and stigmatist. She suffered horribly for a lifetime. She was Beatified in 2004
March 22, 1820 ” I saw very clearly the aberrations on the countless sins of men. I saw the folly and wickedness of their actions, against all truth and all reasons. Priests were among them, and I gladly endured my suffering so that they may return to a better mind”
April 12, 1820 “I had another vision of the great tribulation, it seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them, readily did what was demanded.
It was as if the people were splitting into two camps.
I saw how baleful (harmful) would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city (Rome). The local clergy grew lukewarm and I saw a great darkness.
Then the vision seemed to extend on every side. Whole Catholic communities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and deprived of their freedom. I saw many churches closed down, great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took violent action. But it did not last long.
Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect. But I saw also that help was coming when distress had reached its peak.
I saw the Blessed Virgin ascend on the Church and spread her mantle over it.
I saw the Holy Father surrounded by traitors and in great distress about the Church. He had visions and apparitions in his hour of greatest need. I saw many good pious Bishops; but they were weak and wavering, their cowardice often got the upper hand … Then I saw darkness spreading around and people no longer seeking the true Church.
August to October 1820
I see more martyrs, not now but in the future … I saw the secret sect relentlessly undermining the true Church. Near them I saw a horrible beast coming up from the sea. All over the world, good and devout people … especially the clergy …were harassed , oppressed and put into prison. I had the feeling that they would become martyrs one day.
When the Church had been for the most part destroyed, and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers enter the Church with the Beast. There he met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child because she was walking slowly.
At this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take but another step forward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her.
The Woman turned about and bowed down towards the altar, her head touching the ground. Thereupon, I saw the Beast taking to flight towards the sea again, and the enemies were fleeing in the greatest confusion.
Then I saw in the great distance a great legion approaching.
In the foreground I saw a man on a white horse.
Prisoners were set free and joined the legion.
Then I saw the Church was promptly rebuilt and she was more magnificent than ever before ……”
How blessed we Catholics are to have Truth … to have the knowledge that there is a supernatural life. God has given us copious graces of messages from Heaven. “At the present time theologians, interested in other topics, are not teaching us much about grace and the supernatural.” Father Kenneth Baker, S.J. Grace Does Not Destroy Human Freedom (Worcester Free Press)
Always Our Lady is there waiting for you to ask,
Help is there in her immaculate hands from which magnificent graces flow ….. She offers hope for the heart in these perilous times. Seek her.