The first dealt with the fact that Lourdes would become a
renowned center for healing after Bernadette's death. This it has. In fact Leo authorized
that in 1883 the magnificent Church of the Rosary be built. Since that time millions have
visited the shrine and countless faithful have been healed physically and spiritually.
The second dealt with something few realized in 1879 when Thomas Alva
was still tinkering with electrodes and the advent of what Our Lady referred to as
"scientific achievements in harnessing lighting.' This, of course was
electricity and it was just around the corner, literally in lighting the world and taking the
world into a new dimension that has passed all expectations. This, the Blessed Mother said,
would begin before the 20th century dawned. Two down, three to go.
The third was not as encouraging but, like the others, also came to pass when
Our Lady foretold of the terrible evil that would rise up in Germany and stifle most of Europe... (WWII)
The third prophecy predicted that man would walk on the moon...
Consider the fact that in 1879 the Wright Brothers were still nearly a quarter of
century away from even coming on the scene, let alone the tremendous leap in
technology that would allow man to fly to other planets! That is four prophecies that have
definitely been fulfilled.
And now the Fifth Prophecy:
Following are the exact words of Bernadette: "Your Holiness, the Virgin has told me that when the 20th century
passes away, with it will pass away the Age of Science. A new Age of Faith will dawn
around the world. Proof will come at last that it was Our Lord Who created
the world and man, and this will be the beginning of the end for the
scientists, in whom the people will cease to believe. Millions will return to Christ, a
as the numbers of believers swell, the power of the Church will grow as never
before. Also causing many to turn their backs on science will be the
arrogance of physicians who use their knowledge to create an abomination.
These doctors will find the means to combine the essence of a man and the essence of a beast. The
people will know in their hearts that this is wrong, but they will be powerless
to stop the spawning of such monsters. In the end they will hunt scientists down as
ravening wolves are hunted. On the eve of the year 2000, a final clash between
the followers of Mohammed and the Christian nations of the world will take place.
A furious battle will be waged in which 5,650,451 soldiers are killed and
a bomb of great power will fall on a city in Persia. But in the fullness of
time the sign of the cross will prevail and all of Islam will be forced to convert to
Christianity. There will follow a century of peace and joy as all the nations of the
earth lay down their swords and shields. Great prosperity will follow as the Lord
showers His blessings down upon the faithful. No family on earth will know
poverty or hunger. One person in ten will be granted by God the power to
heal and they will cast out all sicknesses from those who seek their aid. Many will
rejoice at these miracles.
The 21st Century will come to be known as the Second Golden Age of Mankind."