From the Philippines Sun-Star:
IT’S now almost four decades ago that the Queen of Peace issued an urgent appeal to mankind, and that’s a rather long time for a warning with a tone of immediacy, thus:
“The world lives amidst very strong tensions. It is on the edge of catastrophe…Tell the whole world; tell it without delay, that I ardently wish conversion. Be converted, do not wait. I will ask my Son that He not chastise the world. Convert yourselves, renounce everything, and be ready for everything.” The message was conveyed to the Medjugorje visionaries way back in 1984. Other messages received by credible Catholic mystics reveal deferment, postponement of conditional prophecies, especially those that warn of tribulations which, in uniformity being disclosed from Heaven towards various points of the compass, would be unprecedented, even worse than Noah’s flood. Only mercy, only a bargaining for more to be reached for conversion, could be the reason for the delays. But then, even regardless of the pandemic, the world is becoming stranger amid prophecies that seem to be descending.
Some such prophecies trace back to centuries ago but now seem to be finding reality. For example, St. Senanus (d. 560) had warned that “dreadful plagues will come upon all the race of Adam” while St. Columba (d. 597) prophesied “dreadful storms and hurricanes shall afflict them. Numberless diseases shall then prevail.”