The Prophecies of Blessed Elena Aiello
Blessed Elena Aiello (1895-1961), an Italian stigmatic nun, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011, also made some prophecies which appear to link the future martyrdom of a pope with a coming chastisement involving a massive earthquake. You can find some biographical information on Bl. Elena at the Mystics of the Church blog here.
“People are offending God too much. Were I to show you all the sins committed on a
single day, you would surely die of grief. These are grave times. The world is thoroughly
upset because it is in a worse condition than at the time of the deluge. Materialism marches
on ever fomenting bloody strifes and fratricidal struggles. Clear signs portend that peace is
in danger. That scourge, like the shadow of a dark cloud, is now moving across mankind:
only my power, as Mother of God, is preventing the outbreak of the storm. All is hanging
on a slender thread. When that thread shall snap, Divine Justice shall pounce upon the
world and execute its dreadful, purging designs. All the nations shall be punished because
sins, like a muddy river, are now covering all the earth.
“The powers of evil are getting ready to strike furiously in every part of the globe.
Tragic events are in store for the future. For quite a while, and in many a way, I have
warned the world. The nation’s rulers do indeed understand the gravity of these dangers,
but they refuse to acknowledge that it is necessary for all people to practice a truly
Christian life to counteract that scourge. Oh, what torture I feel in my heart, on beholding
mankind so engrossed in all kinds of things and completely ignoring the most important
duty of their reconciliation with God. The time is not far off now when the whole world
shall be greatly disturbed. A great deal of blood of just and innocent people as well as
saintly priests will be poured out. The Church shall suffer very much and hatred will be at
its very peak”.
“Italy shall be humiliated and purged in her blood. She shall suffer very much indeed on
account of the multitude of sins committed in this privileged nation, the abode of the Vicar
“You cannot possibly imagine what is going to happen. A great revolution shall break
out and the streets shall be stained with blood. The Pope’s sufferings on this occasion may
well be compared to the agony that will shorten his pilgrimage on earth. His successor
shall pilot the boat during the storm. But the punishment of the wicked shall not be slow.
That will be an exceedingly dreadful day. The earth shall quake so violently as to scare all
mankind. And so, the wicked shall perish according to the inexorably severity of Divine
Justice. If possible, publish this message throughout the world, and admonish all the people
to do penance and to return right away to God”.
Like various other prophecies (including most famously the Third Secret of Fatima), Bl. Elena foresees the suffering and martyrdom of a pope - who will endure an "agony" that "will shorten his pilgrimage on earth" (see the earlier post Prophecies of the Martyr-Pope for a list of the many prophecies which foretell the future assassination of a pope). The numerous prophecies of the martyrdom of a future pope were sensationally brought back into focus earlier this year by a prediction attributed to Cardinal Paolo Romeo stating that the pope would die sometime in the year 2012 (see the earlier post Pope Benedict XVI Assassination Plot in 2012?). Speaking of the successor to martyred pontiff, Bl. Elena uses language which clearly alludes to St. John Bosco's Dream of the Two Pillars: "His successor shall pilot the boat during the storm". It will be useful to compare this statement with the relevant portion of Don Bosco's dream below, which foretells that it will be the pope who succeeds the martyred pontiff that will lead the Church during the Second Pentecost:
“Suddenly the Pope falls gravely wounded. Immediately, those who are with him run to help him and they lift him up. A second time the Pope is struck, he falls again and dies. A shout of victory and joy rings out amongst the enemies; from their ships an unspeakable mockery arises.
“But hardly is the Pontiff dead than another takes his place. The pilots, having met together, have elected the Pope so promptly that the news of the death of the Pope coincides with the news of the election of the successor. The adversaries begin to lose courage.
“The new Pope, putting the enemy to rout and overcoming every obstacle, guides the ship right up to the two columns and comes to rest between them; he makes it fast with a light chain that hangs from the bow to an anchor of the column on which stands the Host; and with another light chain which hangs from the stern, he fastens it at the opposite end to another anchor hanging from the column on which stands the Immaculate Virgin."
It is also interesting to note that in addition to associating the eschatological earthquake with the martyrdom of a future pope, Bl. Elena also appears to have foretold that fire would fall from the sky to consume the earth after a great flood which would see "the overflowing of streams and the seas" - which also conforms to the mega-tsunami hypothesis I forward in my book Unveiling the Apocalypse (given that tsunamis tend to primarily travel inland along rivers after making landfall).
So this too seems to correspond with the "huge mountain, burning with fire" being thrown into the sea in Rev 8:8, which I argue in the post Mega-tsunami is connected to the future collapse of the volcano Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands - which many scientists believe will generate a massive tidal wave that will devastate the east coast of America. This event would almost certainly bring about the total economic collapse of the USA, leading to a shift in world power that will eventually culminate in the battle of Armageddon. As we can see below, the prophecies of Bl. Elena follow this same pattern of a massive flood, followed by a terrible war and the destruction of the earth by fire:
“In so saying Our Lord God disappeared. Then the Madonna appeared to me. She was dressed in black, with seven swords piercing Her Immaculate Heart. Coming closer, with an expression of profound sorrow, and with tears on her cheeks, she spoke to me, saying: ‘Listen attentively, and reveal to all: ‘My Heart is sad for so many sufferings in an impending world in ruin. The justice of Our Father is most offended. Men live in their obstinacy of sin. The wrath of God is near. Soon the world will be afflicted with great calamities, bloody revolutions, frightful hurricanes, and the overflowing of streams and the seas’. ‘Cry out until the priests of God lend their ears to my voice, to advise men that the time is near at hand, and if men do not return to God with prayers and penances, the world will be overturned in a new and more terrible war. Arms most deadly will destroy peoples and nations! The dictators of the earth, specimens infernal, will demolish the churches and desecrate the Holy Eucharist, and will destroy things most dear. In this impious war, much will be destroyed of that which has been built by the hands of man’. ‘CLOUDS WITH LIGHTNING FLASHES OF FIRE IN THE SKY AND A TEMPEST OF FIRE SHALL FALL UPON THE WORLD. THIS TERRIBLE SCOURGE, NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY, WILL LAST SEVENTY HOURS. GODLESS PERSONS WILL BE CRUSHED AND WIPED OUT. MANY WILL BE LOST BECAUSE THEY REMAIN IN THEIR OBSTINACY OF SIN. THEN SHALL BE SEEN THE POWER OF LIGHT OVER THE POWER OF DARKNESS’. ‘Be not silent, my daughter, because the hours of darkness, of abandonment, are near. ‘I am bending over the world, holding in suspension the justice of God. OTHERWISE THESE THINGS WOULD ALREADY HAVE NOW COME TO PASS. Prayers and penances are necessary because men MUST RETURN TO GOD and to My Immaculate Heart—the Mediatrix of men to God, and thus THE WORLD WILL BE AT LEAST IN PART SAVED’. ‘Cry out these things to all, like the very echo of my voice. Let this be known to all, because it will help save many souls, and prevent much destruction in the Church and in the world’.
April 16, 1954
The Madonna speaks: “The hour of the justice of God is close, and will be terrible!” “Tremendous scourges are impending over the world, and various nations are struck by epidemics, famines, great earthquakes, terrific hurricanes, with overflowing rivers and seas, which bring ruin and death.” “If the people do not recognize in these scourges (of nature) the warnings of Divine Mercy, and do not return to God with truly Christian living, ANOTHER TERRIBLE WAR WILL COME FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST. RUSSIA WITH HER SECRET ARMIES WILL BATTLE AMERICA; WILL OVERRUN EUROPE. The river Rhine will be overflowing with corpses and blood. Italy, also, will be harassed by a great revolution, and the Pope will suffer terribly.” “Spread the devotion to my Immaculate Heart, in order that many souls maybe conquered by my love and that many sinners may return to my Maternal Heart. Do not fear, for I will accompany with my maternal protection my faithful ones, and all those who accept my urgent warnings, and they — especially by the recitations of my Rosary — will be saved.” “Satan goes furiously through this disordered world, and soon will show all his might. But, because of my Immaculate Heart, the triumph of Light will not delay in its triumph over the power of darkness, and the world, finally, will have tranquility and peace.”
August 22, 1960
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