The ocean shall inundate Ireland seven years before the End so that the devil may not rule over that people." (St. Patrick)
"Seven years before the Last Day the sea shall submerge Ireland in one inundation." (St. Columbkille)
"The sea will come over Ireland seven years before the day of judgment." (St. Nennius)
"The sea shall overwhelm Ireland seven years before the judgment." (Leabhar Breac)
"In the latter ages destitution will fall upon many people, and whenever the English will commit great evils against the children of Eire, then the English will be expelled and Eire become the property of her rightful owners." (St. Maeltamhlacht, 7th century)
(Note). This prophecy, which was made five centuries before the English began to subdue Ireland, is given here merely to confirm that ours are the Last Times, for Ireland is now an independent nation even though the Northern part is still under English control.
"Ireland will undergo English oppression for a week of centuries but will preserve her fidelity to God and His Church. At the end of this time Ireland will be delivered and the English in turn must suffer severe chastisements. Ireland, however will be instrumental in bringing back the English to the unity of the Faith." (St. Patrick, 12th century)
(Note). This prophecy was made four centuries before the (heretical) Anglican Church was founded.
"The English will betray each other, as a result of which their sovereignty will be broken, and they will stain their swords and battle-axes with blood ... The English and the Irish of Ireland will unite in one confederation against the forces of the Saxons ... One monarch will rule in Ireland, over the English and the pure Irish. From the reign of that man, the people shall suffer no destitution." (St. Senanus, 6th century)
AN IRISH PROPHECY FOR OUR TIMES
Lately, I have felt called to study Catholic Prophecy, once again.
One of the saints I came across was St. Columbcille - an Irish Saint. . Most of the following information comes from a book on Catholic Prophecy (write me if you would like more info. on the book).
Saint Columbcille was a famous Irish saint and seer who lived between 521 and 597 AD. Most of his prophecies involve Ireland, and he successfully predicted many events in Irish history such as the great potato famine and the advent of railroads.
The following is St. Columbcille’s prophecies that seem to point to our present day and age:
"Hearken, thou, until I relate things that shall come to pass in the latter ages of the world. Great carnage shall be made, justice shall be outraged, multitudinous evils, great suffering shall prevail, and many unjust laws will be administered. The time shall come when they will not perform charitable acts, and truth shall not remain in them, and truth shall not remain in them. They will plunder the property of the church, they will be continually sneering at each other, they will employ them at reading and writing. They will scoff at acts of humility; there will come times of dark affliction, of scarcity, monarchs will be addicted to falsehood. Neither justice nor covenant will be observed by any one people of the race of Adam; they will become hard-hearted and penurious, and will be devoid of piety. The clergy will become fosterers, in consequence of the tidings of wretchedness; churches will be held in bondage by the all-powerful men of the day.
NOTE AS GIVEN FROM THE BOOK ON PROPHECY: It definitely seems like this saint is talking about our current time when he speaks of the decline of the Church and the path to perdition being taken by some members of the clergy in regards to the recent abuse scandal.
"Judges will administer injustice, under the sanction of powerful, outrageous kings; the common people will adopt false principles. Oh, how lamentable shall be their position! Doctors of science will have cause to murmur, they will become ungenerous in spirit; the aged will mourn in deep sorrow, on account of the woeful times that shall prevail. Cemeteries shall become all red, in consequence of the wrath that will follow sinners; wars and contentions shall range in the bosoms of every family. Excellent men shall be steeped in Poverty, the people will become inhospitable to their guests, the voice of the parasite shall be more agreeable to them than the melody of the harp touched by the sage's finger. In consequence of the general prevalence of sinful practices, humility shall produce no fruit. The professors of science shall not be rewarded, amiability shall not characterize the people; prosperity and hospitality shall not exist, but destitution will assume their place. The changes of the seasons shall produce only half their verdure, the regular festivals of the Church will not be observed; all classes of men shall be filled with hatred and enmity toward each other. The people will not associate affectionately with each other during the great festivals of the seasons; they will live devoid of justice and rectitude, up from the youth of tender age to the aged. The clergy shall be led into error by the misinterpretation of their reading; the Relics of the Saints will be considered powerless, every race of mankind will become wicked!
NOTE AS GIVEN FROM THE BOOK ON PROPHECY: Although this all seems a bit extreme, it nonetheless points to our day and age which is filled with lack of belief and the decline in the Church. Unlike during this prophet’s time, many regular Catholic festivals are scarcely mentioned let alone observed in our day.
"Young women will become unblushing, the aged people will be of irascible temper; the kine will seldom be productive, as of old; lords will become murderers. Young people will decline in vigor, they will despise those who have hoary (gray) hair; there will be no standard by which morals may be regulated, and marriages will be solemnized without witnesses. Troublous shall be the latter ages of the world, the dispositions of the generality of men I will point out, from the time they shall abandon hospitable habits -- with the view of winning honor for themselves, they will hold each other as objects for ridicule. The possessors of abundance shall fall through the multiplicity of their falsehoods; covetousness shall take possession of every glutton, and when satisfied their arrogance shall know no bounds. Between mother and daughter anger and bitter sarcasms shall continuously exist; neighbors will become treacherous, cold, and false-hearted towards each another. The gentry will become grudgeful, with respect to their trifling donations; and blood relations shall become cool towards each other; Church livings shall become lay property. Such is the description of the people who shall live in the ages to come; more unjust and iniquitous shall be very succeeding race of men. The trees shall not bear the usual quantity of fruit, fisheries shall become unproductive and the earth shall not yield its usual abundance. Inclement Weather and famine shall come and fishes shall forsake the rivers. The people will be oppressed for lack of food, shall pine to death. Dreadful Storms and Hurricanes shall afflict them. Numberless Diseases shall then prevail. Fortifications shall be built narrow during these times of dreadful danger.
NOTE AS GIVEN FROM THE BOOK ON PROPHECY: It is interesting that this prophet describes the fisheries as being in decline during the latter days, something that is a serious reality now as fish stocks continue to be depleted.
"Then a great event shall happen. I fail not to notice it: rectitude shall be its specious motive, and if ye be not truly holy, a more sorrowful event could not possibly happen.
NOTE AS GIVEN FROM THE BOOK ON PROPHECY: This prophet’s lofty Irish vocabulary makes this passage somewhat difficult to comprehend, but the basic message here is that a great, worldwide event will take place while the world lives in sin. This event will be so great that everyone on earth will witness or experience it. Goodness or righteousness will not be the reason for this event to take place if you are a faithless person, because this event will be terrifying for you. This prophecy sounds similar to the idea of an Illumination of Consciences, foretold by other saints, where everyone on earth will suddenly see themselves as God sees theirs souls, in that it will be terrifying for nonbelievers.
St. Columbcille also alludes to other "natural disasters" in his prophecy.
Let us all be prepared SPIRITUALLY for whatever is to come. Ignorance of prophecy is not necessarily bliss. I do not bring prophecy up to alarm you, but to prepare you.
So, what do we recommend you do if you truly believe?
1st Get to confession (and of course, Mass!)
2nd Wander around the website. There are many items to help you prepare SPIRITUALLY! We recommend this item.
May God bless you and keep you safe! St. Columbcille and St. Patrick, pray for us!