1. 'Melanie, what I am going to tell you now will not always be
secret. You will be allowed to publish it in 1858.'
2. 'The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their bad life, by
their irreverences and their impiety in celebrating the holy mysteries, by
love of money, love of honor and of pleasures, the priests have become
cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and
vengeance is suspended over their heads. Woe to the priests and to persons
consecrated to God, who by their infidelities and their bad life are
crucifying anew my Son! The sins of persons consecrated to God cry out towards
Heaven and call for vengeance, and see how vengeance is at their doors,
because there is no longer found anyone to implore mercy and forgiveness for
the people; there are no longer generous souls, there is no longer anyone
worthy to offer the Victim without blemish to the Eternal on behalf of the
3. 'God is going to strike in a manner without example.'
4. 'Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! God is going to exhaust His wrath,
and no one will be able to take himself away from so many afflictions
5. 'The leaders, the guides of the people of God have neglected prayer and
penance, and the demon has obscured their intelligence; they have become these
wandering stars that the old devil will drag along with his tail to make them
perish. God will permit the old serpent to place divisions among rulers, in
all societies and in all families; physical and moral pains will be suffered;
God will abandon men to themselves, and will send chastisements which will
follow one after another for more than thirty-five years.'
6. 'Society is on the eve of the most terrible scourges and of the greatest
events; one must expect to be ruled with an iron rod and to drink the chalice
of the wrath of God.'
7. 'May the Vicar of my Son, the sovereign Pontiff Pius IX, no longer leave
Rome after the year 1859; but may he be firm and generous, may he fight with
the weapons of faith and love; I will be with him.'
8. 'May he be wary of Napoleon; his heart is double, and when he will want
to be at the same time Pope and emperor, soon God will withdraw from him: he
is this eagle who, wanting always to raise himself up, will fall on the sword
which he wanted to use in order to force the peoples to raise him up.'
9. 'Italy will be punished for her ambition in wanting to shake off the
yoke of the Lord of Lords; also she will be delivered over to war; blood will
flow on all sides; the Churches will be closed or desecrated; the priests, the
religious will be hunted; they will be made to die, and to die a cruel death.
Several will abandon the faith, and the number of priests and religious who
will separate themselves from the true religion will be great; Among these
persons there will be found even some Bishops.'
10. 'May the Pope keep himself on guard against the performers of miracles,
because the time has come when the most astonishing wonders will take place on
the earth and in the air.'
11. 'In the year 1864, Lucifer with a great number of demons will be
unleashed from hell; they will abolish the faith little by little and even in
persons consecrated to God; they will blind them in such a way that barring a
particular grace these persons will take on the spirit of these bad angels:
several religious houses will lose the faith entirely and will lose many
12. 'Bad books will abound on earth, and the spirits of darkness will
spread everywhere a universal slackening in all that concerns the service of
God; they will have a very great power over nature: there will be churches to
serve these spirits. Some persons will be transported from one place to
another by these bad spirits and even some priests, because they will not be
guiding themselves by the good spirit of the Gospel, which is a spirit of
humility, charity and zeal for the glory of God. The dead and the just will be
made to revive.' [That is to say that these dead will take the
appearance of just souls who had lived on earth, so as to better mislead men:
these so-called resurrected dead, who will be nothing other than the demon
under these appearances, will preach another Gospel contrary to the one of the
true Christ Jesus, denying the existence of heaven, or they may also be the
souls of the damned. All these souls will appear as if united to their
bodies.] 'There will be in all places extraordinary wonders, because
the true faith is dying out and because false light enlightens the world. Woe
to the Princes of the Church who will not be occupied except to pile riches
upon riches, to safeguard their authority and to dominate with pride.'
[Melanie added the comment (in brackets and italics above) about the
dead and righteous who will appear to be brought back to life. In a letter to
Abbé Combe, the editor of the 1904 edition of Le Secret De Melanie, she
states that she made this comment 'according to the Vision which I had in
the moment that the very Blessed Virgin was speaking of the resurrection of
the dead.' (Le Secret De Melanie, p. 29-30).]
13. 'The Vicar of my Son will have much to suffer, because for a time the
Church will be delivered over to great persecutions: this will be the time of
darkness; the Church will have a frightful crisis.'
14. 'The holy faith of God being forgotten, each individual will want to be
guided by himself and to be superior to his peers. Civil and ecclesiastical
powers will be abolished, all order and all justice will be trampled
underfoot; one will see only homicides, hatred, jealousy, lying and discord,
without love for country, or for family.'
15. 'The holy Father will suffer much. I will be with him until the end to
receive his sacrifice.'
16. 'The wicked will make an attempt several times on his life without
power to do harm to his days; but neither he, nor his successor [who
will not reign long,] will see the triumph of the Church of God.'
17. 'Civil rulers will have all one same design which will be to abolish,
and to make disappear all religious principle, in order to make way for
materialism, atheism, spiritualism and all kinds of vices.'
18. 'In the year 1865, the abomination will be seen in holy places; in
convents, the flowers of the Church will be decayed and the demon will make
himself as the king of hearts. May those who are at the head of religious
communities keep themselves on guard for persons whom they must receive,
because the demon will use of all his malice in order to introduce into
religious orders persons devoted to sin, for disorders and the love of carnal
pleasures will be spread by all the earth.'
19. 'France, Italy, Spain and England will be in war; blood will flow in
the streets; Frenchman will fight with Frenchman, Italian with Italian;
subsequently there will be a general war which will be appalling. For a time,
God will no longer be mindful of France or Italy, because the Gospel of Jesus
Christ is no longer known. The wicked will deploy all their malice; they will
kill themselves, they will massacre themselves mutually even in the houses.'
20. 'At the first stroke of His lightning sword, the mountains and the
whole of nature will tremble with terror, because the disorders and the crimes
of men pierce the vault of the heavens. Paris will be burned and Marseilles
engulfed; several great cities will be shaken and engulfed by earthquakes: it
will be believed that all is lost: only homicides will be seen, only the noise
of weapons and blasphemies will be heard. The just will suffer much; their
prayers, their penances and their tears will climb even up to heaven and all
the people of God will ask for forgiveness and mercy, and will ask for my help
and my intercession. Then Jesus Christ by an act of His justice and of His
great mercy for the just, will command to His angels that all His enemies be
put to death. All at once the persecutors of the Church of Jesus Christ and
all men devoted to sin will perish, and the earth will become like a desert.
Then peace, the reconciliation of God with men will be made; Jesus Christ will
be served, adored and glorified; charity will flower everywhere. The new kings
will be the right arm of the holy Church, which will be strong, humble, pious,
poor, zealous and imitator of the virtues of Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be
preached everywhere and men will make great progress in the faith, because
there will be unity among the workers of Jesus Christ and because men will
live in the fear of God.'
21. 'This peace among men will not be long; 25 years of abundant harvests
will make them forget that the sins of men are the cause of all the pains
which come upon the earth.'
22. 'A forerunner of the antichrist with his troops from several nations
will fight against the true Christ, the only Savior of the world; he will
spill much blood, and will want to annihilate the worship of God in order to
make himself be looked upon as a God.'
23. 'The earth will be struck all kinds of plagues [in addition to
pestilence and famine which will be general]; there will be wars until
the last war, which will then be made by the ten kings of the antichrist,
which kings will have all one same design and will be the only ones who will
rule the world. Before these arrive, there will be a type of false peace in
the world; one will think only about amusing oneself; the wicked will deliver
themselves over to all kinds of sin, but the children of the holy Church, the
children of the faith, my true imitators, will grow in the love of God and in
the virtues which are dear to me. Happy the humble souls guided by the Holy
Spirit! I will fight with them until they arrive at the fullness of the age.'
24. 'Nature is asking for vengeance for men, and she shudders with terror
in waiting for that which must come upon the earth soiled with crimes.'
25. 'Tremble, earth and you who make profession of serving Jesus Christ and
who on the inside you adore yourselves, tremble; for God is going to deliver
you over to His enemy, because the holy places are in corruption; many
convents are no longer houses of God, but the pastures of Asmodeas and his
26. 'It will be during this time that the antichrist will be born of a
Hebrew religious, of a false Virgin who will have communication with the old
serpent, the master of impurity; his father will be Bishop; at birth, he will
vomit blasphemies, he will have teeth; in a word, this will be the devil
incarnate; he will let out frightening cries, he will perform wonders, he will
nourish himself only on impurities. He will have brothers who, although they
will not be like him demons incarnate, will be children of evil; at 12 years,
they will make themselves noticed by their brilliant victories which they will
win; soon, they will each be at the head of armies, assisted by the legions of
[Melanie also commented on this point, as follows: 'It is said that
the antichrist will be the devil incarnate, that is to say that he will be
entirely possessed. I have seen that the good God does not permit the demon to
personally incarnate himself in a human soul and body, but that the demon
under a visible form will have familiar relations with the parents of the
antichrist, and that they will consecrate him to his service from the first
moment of his existence.' (Le Secret De Melanie, p. 55). She wrote this
comment at the end of her handwritten copy of the secret, the one which she
gave to Abbé Combe for the 1904 edition of Le Secret De Melanie.]
27. 'The seasons will be changed, the earth will produce only bad fruits,
the stars will lose their regular movements, the moon will reflect only a
feeble reddish light; water and fire will give to the globe of the earth
convulsive movements and horrible earthquakes which will cause to be engulfed
mountains, cities [etc.].'
[The editor of the 1904 edition adds the following note concerning this
paragraph: 'I have from Melanie that this etc. is not made part of the
text. The Blessed Virgin showed her other cataclysms without naming them and
without pronouncing the word etc. ' (Le Secret De Melanie,
28. 'Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist.'
29. 'The demons of the air with the antichrist will perform great wonders
on the earth and in the air, and men will corrupt themselves more and more.
God will have care of His faithful servants and men of good will; the Gospel
will be preached everywhere, all peoples and all nations will have knowledge
of the truth!'
30. 'I address a pressing appeal to the earth: I call upon the true
disciples of God living and reigning in the heavens; I call upon the true
imitators of Christ made man, the only and true savior of men; I call upon my
children, my true devotees, those who have given themselves to me so that I
may guide them to my divine Son, those whom I carry so to speak in my arms,
those who have lived by my spirit; finally I call upon the Apostles of the
last times, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in a
contempt for the world and for themselves, in poverty and in humility, in
contempt and in silence, in prayer and in mortification, in chastity and in
union with God, in suffering and unknown to the world. It is time that they go
out and come to enlighten the earth. Go, and show yourselves as my dear
children; I am with you and in you, provided that your faith be the light
which enlightens you in these days of woe. May your zeal render you like the
starving for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light,
you the small number who can see; for behold the time of times, the end of
31. 'The Church will be eclipsed, the world will be in consternation. But
behold Enoch and Elie filled with the Spirit of God; they will preach with the
strength of God, and men of good will will believe in God, and many souls will
be consoled; they will make great progress by the virtue of the Holy Spirit
and will condemn the devilish errors of the antichrist.'
[Abbé Combe, the editor of the 1904 edition, adds the following note
after this paragraph. 'I have from Melanie that the Church will be eclipsed in
this sense, that 1) one will not know which is the true pope; 2) for a time:
the holy Sacrifice will cease to be offered in churches, and also in houses:
so there will be no more public worship. But she saw that yet the holy
Sacrifice would not cease: it would be offered in caves, in tunnels, in barns
and in alcoves.']
32. 'Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! there will be bloody wars and
famines; pestilences and contagious diseases; there will be rains of a
dreadful hail of animals, thunders which will shake cities, earthquakes which
will engulf countries; voices will be heard in the air, men will beat their
head against the walls, they will call upon death, and on another side death
will be their torture; blood will flow on all sides. Who will be able to
overcome, if God does not shorten the time of the ordeal? By the blood, the
tears and the prayers of the just, God will let Himself be swayed, Enoch and
Elie will be put to death; pagan Rome will disappear; fire from Heaven will
fall and will consume three cities; all the universe will be struck with
terror, and many will let themselves be misled because they have not adored
the true Christ living among them. It is time; the sun darkens; faith alone
33. 'Behold the time; the abyss opens. Behold the king of kings of
darkness. Behold the beast with his subjects, calling himself the savior of
the world. He will raise himself up with pride into the air in order to go
even up to heaven; he will be smothered by the breath of the holy Archangel
Michael. He will fall, and the earth which for three days will be in continual
evolutions, will open its bosom full of fire; he will be plunged for ever with
all his own into the eternal chasms of hell. Then water and fire will purify
the earth and will consume all the works of the pride of men, and all will be
renewed: God will be served and glorified.'