Apparitions of Our Lady of La Salette in 1846 - France
On September 19, 1846, in the mountains of this small village near
Grenoble, at 6 in the morning, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to two
little shepherds, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud. On the
instructions of the Virgin Mary herself, the secret She then confided
to them was to remain hidden until 1858.
This is one of the most transcendental apparitions of all times,
especially because Our Lady speaks to us - well in advance - of the
Antichrist and his time, which is ours.
On September 19, 1851, Bishop Philibert
de Bruillard, Bishop of Grenoble, finally published his "pastoral
letter". Here is the essential paragraph:
"We judge that the
Apparition of the Blessed Virgin to two cowherds on the 19th of
September, 1846, on a mountain of the Alpine chain, situated in the
parish of La Salette, in the archpresbytery of Corps, bears within
itself all the characteristics of truth, and that the faithful have
grounds for believing it indubitable and certain."
The impact of this pastoral letter was considerable. Many bishops
had it read in the parishes of their dioceses. The press echoed in
favor or against it. It was translated into many languages and appeared
prominently in L' Osservatore Romano
of June 4, 1852. Letters of congratulations flowed to the Bishop of
Grenoble. The experience and pastoral sense of Philibert de Bruillard
did not stop there. On May 1, 1852, he published a new pastoral letter
announcing the construction of a sanctuary on the mountain of La
Salette and the creation of a corps of diocesan missionaries that he
called "the Missionaries of Our Lady
of La Salette". And he added: "The
Blessed Virgin appeared at La Salette for the whole world, who can
Joseph F. Cleary, Auxiliary Bishop of
Birmingham writes on Easter Week,
1981, as a Preface to the book Sister Mary of the Cross, The
Shepherdess of La Salette:
the parish of La Salette in the diocese of Grenoble, Our Blessed
Lady appeared to two uneducated children: Mélanie Mathieu (Calvat),
aged 14 years and Maximin Giraud, aged 11, on September 19, 1846.
At the time of the Apparition, France
had suffered a revolution in the
political order followed by a revolt against God and the Church. Even
in the rural areas of France few people bothered to go to Mass on
Sundays. One has only to read the life of St. John Mary Vianney, Curé
of Ars, to realize the spiritual plight of the people.
Our Lady told the two children in La
Salette of evils threatening her
people especially because of blasphemy and the profanation of Sunday.
After five years
examination of the facts, the Church
authorized the Cult of Our Lady of La Salette in 1851. [An
magnificent Minor Basilica was built at the site.]
Comments by The M+G+R Foundation:
(1) Please be advised that the Secret of La Salette covers
the period from 1846 to the era of the manifestation of the Antichrist
which you will be able to identify immediately as the days we are
living in today;
(2) To those who would destroy the message of La Salette, since that
message exposes to light the diabolical trickery of the "masters" whom
they serve, we invite them to study thoroughly our Introductory Note which was added on March 20,
Romano of December 25, 1904:
revealed her Secret at the
moment she was told to do so, although she knew that such an action
would turn against her the wrath of those who having lost all sense of
morality were tied to the bandwagon of the Masonic sect.
Comments by Abbé Gouin, author of
the book Sister Mary of the Cross,
The Shepherdess of La Salette:
confirming the credibility of the miracle of the Apparition, the
successive doctrinal statements of the bishops of Grenoble, and papal
seals of approval (*)
have testified to Mélanie's good
faith and to the lucidity of her unfailing memory. To accept only one
part of the message and to cast doubt on the other parts would be to
put no trust in her at all, it would follow logically that the whole
message became doubtful and so would the very event of La Salette.
Mélanie had a personal audience with Pope Leo XIII on December 3, 1878.
greeting words to her were: “Well!
You will leave immediately for the mountain of La Salette with the Rule
of the Most Holy Virgin, and You will have it observed by the priests
and the nuns.” So far was the Pope's confidence in her.
published by the shepherdess of La Salette, Mélanie Calvat
Mélanie, what I am about to tell
you now will not always be a secret.
You may make it public in 1858.
The priests, ministers of my Son,
the priests, by their wicked lives,
by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy
mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures,
the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are
asking for vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to
the priests and to those consecrated to God who by their infidelity and
their wicked lives are crucifying My Son again! The sins of those
dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now
vengeance is at their door, for there is no one left to beg mercy and
forgiveness for the people. There are no more generous souls, there is
no one left worthy of offering a spotless sacrifice to the Eternal for
the sake of the world.
God will strike in an
Woe to the inhabitants of the
earth! God will exhaust His wrath upon
them, and no one will be able to escape so many afflictions together.
The chiefs, the leaders of the
people of God have neglected prayer
and penance, and the devil has bedimmed their intelligence. They have
become wandering stars which the old devil will drag along with his
tail to make them perish. God will allow the old serpent to cause
divisions among those who reign, in every society and in every family.
Physical and moral agonies will be suffered. God will abandon mankind
to itself and will send punishments which will follow one after the
other for more than thirty-five years.
The society of men is on the eve
of the most terrible scourges and of
gravest events. Mankind must expect to be ruled with an iron rod and to
drink from the chalice of the wrath of God.
May the vicar of my Son, Pope Pius
IX, never leave Rome again after
1859; may he, however, be steadfast and noble, may he fight with the
weapons of faith and love. I will be at his side. May he be on his
guard against Napoleon: he is two-faced, and when he wishes to make
himself Pope as well as Emperor, soon God will draw back from him. He
is the eagle who, always wanting to ascend further, will fall on the
sword he wished to use to force his people to be raised up.
Italy will be punished for her
ambition in wanting to shake off the
yoke of the Lord of Lords. And so she will be left to fight a war;
blood will flow on all sides. Churches will be locked up or desecrated.
Priests and religious orders will be hunted down, and made to die a
cruel death. Several will abandon the Faith, and a great number of
priests and members of religious orders will break away from the true
religion; among these people there will even be bishops.
May the Pope guard against the
performers of miracles. For the time
has come when the most astonishing wonders will take place on the earth
and in the air.
In the year 1864, Lucifer together
with a large number of demons will
be unloosed from hell; they will put an end to faith little by little,
even in those dedicated to God. They will blind them in such a way,
that, unless they are blessed with a special grace, these people will
take on the spirit of these angels of hell; several religious
institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls. Evil books
will be abundant on earth and the spirits of darkness will spread
everywhere a universal slackening in all that concerns the service of
God. They will have great power over Nature: there will be churches
built to serve these spirits. People will be transported from one place
to another by these evil spirits, even priests, for they will not have
been guided by the good spirit of the Gospel, which is a spirit of
humility, charity and zeal for the glory of God. On occasions, the dead
and the righteous will be brought back to life.
by Mélanie Calvat: That is
to say that these dead will
take on the form of righteous
souls which had lived on earth, in order to lead men further astray;
these so-called resurrected dead, who will be nothing but the devil in
this form, will preach another gospel contrary to that of the true
Christ Jesus, denying the existence of Heaven; that is also to say, the
souls of the damned. All these souls will appear as if fixed to their
In all places there will be
extraordinary wonders, because the true
faith has died and a false light shines on the world. Woe to the
princes of the Church whose only occupation will be to heap wealth upon
more wealth, and to preserve their authority and proud domination!
The vicar of my Son will have much
to suffer, as, for a time, the
Church will be the victim of great persecution: this will be the time
of darkness. The Church will suffer a terrible crisis.
As the holy Faith of God is
forgotten, every individual will wish to be
his own guide and be superior to his fellow-men. Civil and
Ecclesiastical authority will be abolished. All order and all justice
will be trampled underfoot. Nothing will be seen but murder, hatred,
jealousy, falsehood and discord without love for the mother country or
for the family.
The Holy Father will suffer a
greatly. I will be at his side to the
end in order to receive his sacrifice. The wicked will make several
attempts on his life, but they cannot harm him. But neither he nor his
successor will live to see the triumph of the Church of God.
All the civil governments will
have one and the same plan, which will
be to abolish and do away with every religious principle, to make way
for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and vice of all kinds.
In the year 1865, there will be
desecration of holy places. In
convents, the flowers of the Church will decompose and the devil will
make himself like the king of all hearts. May those in charge of
religious communities be on their guard against the people they must
receive, for the devil will resort to all his evil tricks to introduce
sinners into religious orders, for disorder and the love of carnal
pleasures will be spread all over the earth.
France, Italy, Spain and England
will be at war. Blood will flow in
the streets. Frenchman will fight Frenchman, Italian will fight
Italian. A general war will follow which will be appalling. For a time,
God will cease to remember France and Italy because the Gospel of Jesus
Christ has been forgotten. The wicked will make use of all their evil
ways. Men will kill each other, massacre each other even in their homes.
At the first blow of His
thundering sword, the mountains and all
Nature will tremble in terror, for the disorders and crimes of men have
pierced the vault of the heavens. Paris will burn and Marseilles will
be engulfed. Several cities will be shaken down and swallowed up by
earthquakes. People will believe that all is lost. Nothing will be seen
but murder, nothing will be heard but the clash of arms and blasphemy.
The righteous will suffer greatly.
Their prayers, their penance and
their tears will rise up to Heaven and all of God's people will beg for
forgiveness and mercy and will plead for My help and intercession. And
then Jesus Christ, in an act of His justice and His great mercy will
command His angels to have all His enemies put to death. Suddenly, the
persecutors of the Church of Jesus Christ and all those given over to
sin will perish and the earth will become desert-like. And then peace
will be made, and man will be reconciled with God. Jesus Christ will be
served, worshipped, and glorified. Charity will flourish everywhere.
The new kings will be the right arm of the Holy Church, which will be
strong, humble, pious in its poor but fervent in the imitation virtues
of Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be preached everywhere and mankind
will make great progress in its Faith, for there will be unity among
the workers of Jesus Christ and man will live in fear of God.
This peace among men will be
short-lived. Twenty-five years of
plentiful harvests will make them forget that the sins of men are the
cause of all the troubles on this earth.
A forerunner of the Antichrist,
with his troops gathered from several
nations, will fight against the true Christ, the only Savior of the
world. He will shed much blood and will want to annihilate the worship
of God to make himself be looked upon as a God.
The earth will be struck by
calamities of all kinds (in addition to
plague and famine which will be widespread). There will be a series of
wars until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten kings of
the Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same plan and will be
the only rulers of the world. Before this comes to pass, there will be
a kind of false peace in the world. People will think of nothing but
amusement. The wicked will give themselves over to all kinds of sin.
But the children of the Holy Church, the children of the Faith, my true
followers, they will grow in their love for God and in all the virtues
most precious to Me. Blessed are the souls humbly guided by the Holy
Spirit! I shall fight at their side until they reach a fullness of
Nature is asking for vengeance
because of man, and she trembles with
dread at what must happen to the earth stained with crime. Tremble,
earth, and you who proclaim yourselves as serving Jesus Christ and who,
on the inside, only adore yourselves, tremble, for God will hand you
over to His enemy because the holy places are in the state of
corruption. Many convents are no longer houses of God, but the
grazing-grounds of Asmodeus and his like. It will be during this time
that the Antichrist will be born of a Hebrew nun, a false virgin who
will communicate with the old serpent, the master of impurity, his
father will be Bishop. At birth he will spew out blasphemy; he will
have teeth, in a word, he will be the devil incarnate. He will scream
horribly, he will perform wonders, he will feed on nothing but
impurity. He will have brothers who, although not devils incarnate like
him, will be children of evil. At the age of twelve, they will draw
attention upon themselves by the gallant victories they will have won;
soon they will each lead armies, aided by the legions of hell.
The seasons will be altered, the
earth will produce nothing but bad
fruit, the stars will lose their regular motion, the moon will only
reflect a faint reddish glow. Water and fire will give the earth's
globe convulsions and terrible earthquakes which will swallow up
mountains, cities, etc.
Rome will lose the faith and
become the seat of the Antichrist.
The demons of the air together
with the Antichrist will perform great
wonders on earth and in the atmosphere, and men will become more and
more perverted. God will take care of his faithful servants and men of
good will. The Gospel will be preached everywhere, and all peoples of
all nations will get to know the truth.
I make an urgent appeal to the
earth. I call on the true disciples of
the living God who reigns in Heaven; I call on the true followers of
Christ made man, the only true Savior of men; I call on My children,
the true faithful, those who have given themselves to Me so that I may
lead them to My Divine Son, those whom I carry in My arms, so to speak,
those who have lived according to My spirit. Finally, I call on the
Apostles of the Last Days, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who
have lived in scorn for the world and for themselves, in poverty and in
humility, in scorn 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 they came out and filled the world with light. Go and reveal
yourselves to be my cherished children. I am at your side and within
you, provided that your faith is the light which shines upon you in
these unhappy days. May your zeal make you hunger for the glory and the
honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light, you, the few who can
see. For now is the time of all times, the end of all ends.
The Church will be in eclipse, the
world will be in dismay. But now
Enoch and Eli will come, filled with the Spirit of God. They will
preach with the might of God, and men of good will believe in God, and
many souls will be comforted. They will make great strides forward
through the virtue of the Holy Spirit, and will condemn the diabolical
errors of the Antichrist. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! There
will be bloody wars and famines, plagues and infectious diseases. It
will rain with a fearful hail of animals. There will be thunderstorms
which will shake cities, earthquakes which will swallow up countries.
Voices will be heard in the air. Men will beat their heads against
walls, call for their death, and on the other hand death will be their
torment. Blood will flow on all sides. Who will be the victor if God
does not shorten the duration of the test? At the blood, the tears and
the prayers of the righteous, God will relent. Enoch and Eli will be
put to death. Pagan Rome will disappear. The fire of Heaven will fall
and consume three cities. All the universe will be struck with terror
and many will let themselves be led astray because they have not
worshipped the true Christ who lives among them. It is time; the sun is
darkening; only faith will survive.
Now is the time, the abyss is
opening. Here is the king of kings of
darkness, here is the Beast with his subjects, calling himself the
Savior of the world. He will rise proudly into the air to go to Heaven.
He will be smothered by the breath of the Archangel Saint Michael. He
will fall, and the earth, which will have been in a continual series of
evolutions for three days, will open up its fiery bowels; and he will
have plunged for eternity with all his followers into the everlasting
chasms of hell. And then water and fire will purge the earth and
consume all the works of men's pride and all will be renewed. God will
be served and glorified.
Quoted from the booklet: "Sister Mary of the Cross - The
La Salette" compiled in French by Abbé Gouin. pp 64-69.
l'Association des Enfants e Notre
Dame de La Salette and St. Louis
Grignion de Montfort - [Sister Mary of the Cross was Mélanie
Calvat's religious name] (8)
(*A) In a letter to
Father Combe, dated the 7th October 1899, Mélanie corrects these words
in parentheses which are her own - she says, and which she judges to be
unclear an inaccurate. “That is to say,” she writes, “that in those
days, which only seem like twenty years ago, some perverted people
(Italian: malvages) had given
themselves over to devotion to the demon of magic. These people would
cause to appear in the eyes of the curious, acquaintances of theirs who
had not led a Christian way of life. || These supposedly resurrected
individuals appeared in heavenly glory. People known to have lived in
the fear of God appeared to be in horrible suffering, and urged their
friends and acquaintances not to follow their footsteps, and they
preached a Gospel opposed to that of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It seems
that these bizarre occurrences may be put down to the fashion for
spiritualistic evocations and for certain spiritualistic and demoniac
practices which no doubt will one day be brought to light through a
thorough examination of the Luciferian archives of Free-Masonry.” || In
the same letter, Mélanie takes care to explain that where it is said
that people will be transported from one place to another, it must be
understood to be in rare cases only.
No. 1 of the Sequence of Events
(4) The Antichrist
the X Club
is the only resource left
to Him to bring us back
who were born to go to Heaven
(8) Note added in June 2022:
The text of the Secret in French is now available through the booklet published by Mélanie in
Restructured for ease of
reading on June 30, 2009
Text of the Secret: Exact
with the official English translation of message was assured on January
Moved Relevant Notes to a separate document
on June 22, 2022
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