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Three Days of Darkness, by St. Padre PIO

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by StevenMerten, Sep 15, 2013.

Do you believe in St. Padre PIO's 'Three Days of Darkness'?

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  1. StevenMerten

    StevenMerten I Love You, God!

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    Three Days of Darkness.

    St. Padre Pio was a Catholic Priest who had the Stigmata. For those who do not know what the Stigmata is, St. Padre Pio would bleed from the places on his body where our Lord bled upon the cross. As like in Fatima, when we see powerful miracles, it gives Catholics a great deal of credibility that the prophecies they give us are from God. Yes the Church, even in sight of all these miraculous events of the Saints, does not force us to accept personal revelation. Still we are, after witnessing these great miracles from God, displayed through these Saints, allowed to believe in their prophecies. There are also other Saints who have prophesied about the up coming 'three days of darkness'

    Jesus and prophets have talked about the darkness that happens at the Battle of Armageddon.

    What do you think of Saint Padre PIO's 'Three Days of Darkness' and the Coming of Jesus. Saint Padre PIO indicates his message of Three Days of Darkness is coming from our Lord Jesus.

    From: Resurrect Restore Rebuild; The Salvation of the Temple of God

    NAB3 MAR 13:24 The Coming of the Son of Man.

    “But in those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather [his] elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.

    NAB ISA 24:21

    On that day the LORD will punish the host of the heavens in the heavens, and the kings of the earth on the earth. They will be gathered together like prisoners into a pit; They will be shut up in a dungeon, and after many days they will be punished. Then the moon will blush and the sun grow pale, For the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, glorious in the sight of his elders.

    NAB3 MAT 24:29 The Coming of the Son of Man.

    “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.


    NAB3 ISA 13:1 Babylon. An oracle concerning Babylon; a vision of Isaiah, son of Amoz.

    Upon the bare mountains set up a signal; cry out to them, Beckon for them to enter the gates of the nobles. I have commanded my consecrated ones, I have summoned my warriors, eager and bold to carry out my anger. Listen! the rumble on the mountains: that of an immense throng! Listen! the noise of kingdoms, nations assembled! The LORD of hosts is mustering an army for battle. They come from a far-off country, and from the end of the heavens, The LORD and the instruments of his wrath, to destroy all the land. Howl, for the day of the LORD is near; as destruction from the Almighty it comes. Therefore all hands fall helpless, every human heart melts, and they are terrified, Pangs and sorrows take hold of them, like a woman in labor they writhe; They look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. Indeed, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and burning anger; To lay waste the land and destroy the sinners within it! The stars of the heavens and their constellations will send forth no light; The sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not give its light. Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their guilt. I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, the insolence of tyrants I will humble. I will make mortals more rare than pure gold, human beings, than the gold of Ophir. For this I will make the heavens tremble and the earth shall be shaken from its place, At the wrath of the LORD of hosts on the day of his burning anger.

    Padre Pio, Three Days of Darkness

    FEBRUARY 7, 1950
    Take care of the animals during these days. I am the Creator and Preserver of all animals as well as man. I shall give you a Few signs beforehand, at which time you should place more food before them. I will preserve the property of the elect, including the animals, for they shall be in need of sustenance afterwards as well. Let no one go across the yard, even to feed the animals--he who steps outside will perish! Cover your windows carefully. My elect shall not see My wrath. Have confidence in Me, and I will be your protection. Your confidence obliges Me to come to your aid.

    The hour of My coming is near! But I will show mercy. A most dreadful punishment will bear witness to the times. My angels, who are to be the executioners of this work, are ready with their pointed swords! They will take special care to annihilate all those who mocked Me and would not believe in My revelations.

    Hurricanes of fire will pour forth from the clouds and spread over the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts and earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An uninterrupted rain of fire will take place! It will begin during a very cold night. All this is to prove that God is the Master of Creation. Those who hope in Me, and believe in my words, have nothing to fear because I will not forsake them, nor those who spread My message. No harm will come to those who are in the state of grace and who seek My mother's protection.

    That you may be prepared for these visitations, I will give you the following signs and instructions: The night will be very cold. The wind will roar. After a time, thunderbolts will be heard. Lock all the doors and windows. Talk to no one outside the house. Kneel down before a crucifix, be sorry for your sins, and beg My Mother's protection. Do not look during the earthquake, because the anger of God is holy! Jesus does not want us to behold the anger of God, because God's anger must be contemplated with fear and trembling.

    Those who disregard this advice will be killed instantly. The wind will carry with it poisonous gases which will be diffused over the entire earth. Those who suffer and die innocently will be martyrs and they will be with Me in My Kingdom.

    Satan will triumph! But after three nights, the earthquake and fire will cease. On the following day the sun will shine again. angels will descend from Heaven and will spread the spirit of peace over the earth. A feeling of immeasurable gratitude will take possession of those who survive this terrible ordeal-the impending punishment-with which God has visited the earth since creation.

    I have chosen souls in other countries too, such as Belgium, Switzerland. Spain, who have received these revelations so that other countries also may be prepared. Pray much during this Holy Year of 1950. Pray the Rosary, but pray it well, so that your prayers may reach Heaven. Soon a more terrible catastrophe shall come upon the entire world, such as never before has been witnessed, a terrible chastisement never before experienced! The war of 1950 shall be the introduction to these things.

    How unconcerned men are regarding these things! which shall so soon come upon them, contrary to all expectations. How indifferent they are in preparing themselves for these unheard of events, through which they will have to pass so shortly!

    The weight of the Divine balance has reached the earth! The wrath of My Father shall be poured out over the entire world! I am again warning the world through your instrumentality, as I have so often done heretofore.

    The sins of men have multiplied beyond measure: Irreverence in Church, sinful pride committed in sham religious activities, lack of true brotherly love, indecency in dress, especially at summer seasons...The world is filled with iniquity.

    This catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a flash of lightning at which moment the light of the morning sun shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave the house or look out of a window from that moment on. I Myself shall come amidst thunder and lightning. The wicked shall behold My Divine Heart. There shall be great confusion because of this utter darkness in which the entire earth shall be enveloped, and many, many shall die from fear and despair.

    Those who shall fight for My cause shall receive grace from My Divine Heart; and the cry: "WHO IS LIKE UNTO GOD!" shall serve as a means of protection to many. However, many shall burn in the open fields like withered grass! The godless shall be annihilated, so that afterwards the just shall be able to stand afresh.

    On the day, as soon as complete darkness has set in, no one shall leave the house or look from out of the window. The darkness shall last a day and a night, followed by another day and a night, and another day--but on the night following, the stars will shine again, and on the next morning the sun shall rise again, and it will be SPRINGTIME!!

    In the days of darkness, My elect shall not sleep, as did the disciples in the garden of olives. They, shall pray incessantly, and they shall not be disappointed in Me. I shall gather My elect. Hell will believe itself to be in possession of the entire earth, but I shall reclaim it!

    Do you, perhaps, think that I would permit My Father to have such terrible chastisements come upon the world, if the world would turn from iniquity to justice? But because of My great love, these afflictions shall be permitted to come upon man. Although many shall curse Me, yet thousands of souls shall be saved through them. No human understanding can fathom the depth of My love!


    Pray! Pray! I desire your prayers. My Dear Mother Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Conrad, Saint Michael. Saint Peter, the Little Therese, Your Holy Angels, shall be your intercessors. Implore their aid! Be courageous soldiers of Christ! At the return of light, let everyone give thanks to the Holy Trinity for Their protection! The devastation shall be very great! But I, Your God, will have purified the earth. I am with you. Have confidence!

    From: Padre Pio and the Three Days of Darkness

    PADRE PIO'S LETTER ON THE 3 DAYS OF DARKNESS - YouTube

    There are other Saints who prophesised about the 'Three Days of Darkness'.

     
  2. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    :sigh:


    So let's go a little further and see what we find. If we Google the opening words of the revelation we find that it only has three hits: the page the reader is asking about, a forum inquiry asking if the revelation is genuine, and a Google Books hit for a book by the psychic medium Sylvia Browne (MORE INFO).


    This does not inspire confidence in the alleged revelation. If this were an authentic quote, it should have a bigger cyber-footprint than that, with some sources directing us to a traceable source (something that none of the hits do, including Sylvia Browne's book).


    I haven't done a great deal of research on the "three days of darkness" literature, but someone who has is Desmond Birch, author of Trial, Tribulation, & Triumph, a 600-page book on prophetic ideas. I can't assess the book as a whole (because I haven't read it), but I would note the following section. The author (who himself seems to favor the idea that there will be a "three days of darkness") writes:


    "1. Padre Pio Did Not Predict Three Days of Darkness [emphasis in original]
    ". . . There are printed materials containing prophecy of three days of darkness which attribute such a prophecy to Padre Pio. But the author [i.e. Birch] has in his possession sworn documents from the Capuchin Order stating that no such prophecy ever emanated [sic] from Padre Pio.

    All the author's attempts to track down an authentic source from Padre Pio have led to the conclusion that; [sic] some person(s) either accidentally or willfully created these attributions of such a prophecy to Padre Pio" (Trial, Tribulation, & Triumph, p. 283).


    Padre Pio & Three Days of Darkness
     
  3. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    This on alleges the meaning of the 3 days according to the Venerable Elisabeth.


    2 Mystics Foretell Crisis in Papacy: “The Church is in great danger.” | Two Hearts Press

    It would appear - the Church will be renewed - but that the 3 days of darkness spoken of by Peter and John is yet to be understood.

    My take on this vision:

    June 1, 1821
    “Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities. A few had only a body, with a dark cloud of fog instead of a head. Others had only a head, their bodies and hearts were like thick vapors. Some were lame; others were paralytics; others were asleep or staggering. I saw what I believe to be nearly all the bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound. I also saw the Holy Father – God-fearing and prayerful. Nothing left to be desired in his appearance, but he was weakened by old age and by much suffering. His head was lolling from side to side, and it dropped onto his chest as if he was falling asleep He often fainted and seemed to be dying. But when he was praying, he was often comforted by apparitions from Heaven. Then, his head was erect, but as soon as it dropped again onto his chest, I saw a number of people looking quickly right and left, that is, in the direction of the world…”
    “Then I saw that everything pertaining to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of destruction. In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has protected from disasters and wars…”



    Well, i dont wish to give my take lest i stand accused before God of stating judgment on Bishops - but the first paragraph appears to be JPll.
    For JPll did have mystical visions from the Lord...and i feel sorry for those who say nasty things about him.
     
  4. WarriorAngel

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    “Again I saw in the midst of these disasters the twelve new Apostles laboring in different countries, unknown to one another, each receiving streams of living water from on high They all did the same work. They know not whence they received their tasks; but as soon as one was finished, another was ready for them…”
    “The Jews shall return to Palestine, and become Christians toward the end of the world.”
    October 22, 1822
    “Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows of enemy soldiers. During the battle, the Blessed Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit armor. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs…”
     
  5. Rhamiel

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    this is very interesting
    I have heard others talk about 3 days of darkness
    I do believe the Padre Pio reference might not be the best reference
     
  6. StevenMerten

    StevenMerten I Love You, God!

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    Hello Rhamiel,

    In the early 90's, I was in a very devout Church group, we prayed the rosary, watched Archbishop Sheen videos, did Eucharist adoration, and we also studied Padre PIO' 'Three Days of Darkness'. This is the first I have heard of any controversy over St. Padre PIO.

    When we look at God's big picture, the 'Three Days of Darkness' makes a great deal of sense. Jesus tells us that He will His destroyers to destroy the Jewish temple made of stone and rebuild a temple not made of stone. God tells us that He will put His Spirit in us and we will know His will. Jesus is going to unite with His Bride, the Wedding Day of the Lamb.

    The Church is going to suffer a death, which is the Battle of Armageddon. For three days it will seem that Satan has victory over the world. Then Jesus comes in His Power and Glory to Spiritually unite with His Church. In other words, Christ's Church is going to mirror Christ's death, decent into hell, and Resurrection.

    From the time of the Exodus, until Israel's fall in 587 B.C. God was King over Israel and God resided with Israel, first in a tent and then Solomon built the temple of stone. Because of Israel's sins, God left Jerusalem and re positioned Himself on Mt. Zion. At the Battle of Armageddon, Jesus takes over as King and Ruler of Israel and the world. Jesus will again reside in the New Jerusalem, only now within the people of the New Jerusalem, which the New Jerusalem will be the Catholic Church.

    There are a number of scriptures, including NT Revelation, which point to this time, Jesus enthronement as King and Ruler of the world, and thus the restoration of Israel, as 'Salvation'. Of course, Christ's birth, life, death and Resurrection is Salvation, and the greatest event of all time. But, the 'Third Secret of Fatima and scriptures, put Christ's enthronement and 'Wedding Day' as the second greatest event of all time. This event is also recognized in scriptures as 'Salvation'. Salvation of the temple of God.

    Jesus is not King until His subjects, Apocalyptic Angels/Apostolic Successors use the 'keys to the Kingdom' the binding and loosting of sins, to put Christ's Laws into enforcement on earth. Most scriptures indicate this takes about an hour. God promises to protect His Church during the tribulation of Armageddon (rapture). It would be good if Jesus told us what we, His Church, should do for the three days between the reading of the Armageddon scroll which induces the three days of darkness, and the 'Wedding Day' of the Lamb, three days later. Padre PIO's 'Three Days of Darkness' is a perfect fit.

    Zion is the Bride of the Lamb, the Catholic Church. Jesus certainly wants His Bride to make it to His 'Wedding Day', unharmed. I think Jesus would send a messenger, or messengers, to guide His Church through the Battle of Armageddon, unscathed. Padre PIO, and the other saints talking about the 'Three Days of Darkness', to me at least, is Jesus giving His Church instructions on how to come through the Battle of Armageddon, under His protection as the Israelites left Egypt, under God's protection. The great eagle carrying the Church out of harms way, in the book of Revelation, symbolizes this protection from God.

    Satan is man's evil pride on earth, especially man's evil pride in secular power.
    Fallen Angel, Morning Star, Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon Jesus, Archangel Michael and his angels are going to go into battle and defeat Satan. Satan, man's evil pride is going to be furious. The Church will be under attack. The great eagle represents God carrying the Church out of harms way. God will be the great eagle's tail gunner. God will annihilate any and all threats who rise up in hostile pursuit of the Church. What should we, the Church, be doing while all this is going on? Go to confession, be in a state of grace, go in your house, cover the windows, light your holy candles, have Holy water to keep the demons out, and pray, pray, pray, for three days straight. That sounds like what we should be doing.

    From: Israel on Eagle's Wings

    NAB3 REV 12:13

    When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year.

    The serpent, however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current. But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.
     
  7. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    I have heard the 3 days of darkness before...but also heard it was attributed to St Pio - tho he didnt write or say it.

    According to St Catherine Emmerich - the second quote - its before the world ends?

    St Peter and St John in scriptures reference this [as i said in other threads] but it's going to part of the punishments [like the final signal] most likely.
     
  8. StevenMerten

    StevenMerten I Love You, God!

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    Hello Warrior Angel,

    I know how badly you want the world to end at the great chastisement. LOL I would hope that you have hope in God that He will preserve the faithful of His Church for a post Armageddon, Messianic Reign, golden era of peace, justice and service to God. After all, if it is the unrepentant wicked that God is sad, angry, and going to destroy the world for, in the great chastisement, why not just get rid of the wicked and leave the faithful who are producing love and faithfulness to God? This only makes sense for God to do this.

    The Venerable Elizabeth Canori-Mora’s and Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi, like St. Padre Pio, talk of the Blessed Mother's 'golden era' or era of peace for mankind after the great chastisement. This is what they see as happening after the 'Three Days of Darkness'.


    St. Bernadette also talks of the golden age after the great chastisement. Symbolic Babylon falls at the Battle of Armageddon in the Book of Revelations. The 'Persia' that Bernadette is talking about is a code for the apocalyptic fall of Babylon. It is not a bomb but Jesus, Archangel Michael and his angels destroying symbolic Babylon (Persia), in the Book of Revelation. Again, it is not the actual people living in Babylon/Persia today, its reference is to where Israel went at their fall in 587 B.C.. This following quote is unconfirmed.

     
  9. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Ukrainian Greek CATHOLIC CF Ambassador

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    Umm - Father Antoine LaGrande ??

    DId you see this report from Dayton ?Answers Questions Answered

    I quote in full

     
  10. StevenMerten

    StevenMerten I Love You, God!

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    Thank you Anhelyna,

    I will take St. Bernadette off my future list. I will leave this thread intact showing your evidence refuting the link's claim.

    Thanks again
     
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    Steven , not many days ago you were expressing concern about what would happen if a Pope of Rome developed dementia .

    In fact you more or less inferred that a recent Pope had suffered from dementia .

    These men , these Popes of Rome have the charism of infallibility .

    I find it strange that you now expect us to swallow , hook , line and sinker , the claims of certain people , who in no way have the charism of infallibility , and of which the documentation you produce for their claims appears to be highly dubious .
     
  12. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Ukrainian Greek CATHOLIC CF Ambassador

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    St Bernadette was not well educated and she certainly, as a young girl , did not speak French.

    Just plucked this from the back of my memory - Occitan is the language which can still be heard in the Haut and Midi Pyrenées.

    They still have a TV Station using that language
     
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  13. StevenMerten

    StevenMerten I Love You, God!

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    ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT and St. Hildegard also resound St. Padre PIO message of a great chatizement followed by a golden age for the Church and mankind. St. Hildegard calls it the THE MINOR CHASTISEMENT verses the Major Chastizement which will come later on when it really is all over. This is how I understand her and I read once where Pope Benedict XVI explained it this way.

    A large number of Saints over the past few centuries are giving us the same message of chastisement then a great restoration of the Church, and mankind.



     
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    StevenMerten

    For goodness sake give it a rest please
     
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    Tallguy88 Theology Category Supervisor Staff Member Supervisor Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Steve, your posts hurt my eyes. Keep it pithy please.