Friday, September 18, 2009

Last Things?

Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican, in his letter #26, ( written from New,York) quotes a passage from St. Robert Bellarmine , whose feast day was celebrated yesterday:

"For it must be known that in the divine letters the Holy Spirit has given six sure signs concerning the coming of the Antichrist: two which precede him, namely the preaching of the Gospel in the whole world and the devastation of the Roman Empire; two contemporaneous, the coming of the two men (the two witnesses), Enoch and Elias, and the greatest and final persecution and also that the public sacrifice (of the Mass) shall completely cease; and two following signs, the death of the Antichrist after 3 and 1/2 years (after his rise to power) and the end of the world, neither of which signs have we seen at this time."

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