We find a certain very interesting prophecy within the Roman Catholic Church describing the future destruction of the city of Rome by a Catholic Saint, which is very unusual. But then again, prophets foretelling doom are typically found in the nations or cities which the events are targeted against (i.e. the Jewish prophecies against the Jews, the Greek prophecies against the Greek apostacy, the Russian ones, etc. ). But this particular prophecy from St. Don Bosco is very consistent with Greek prophecies like from Agathaghelos, and the text in Revelation 18 on the destruction of “Babylon” (which many take to be the city of Rome since St. Peter refers to Rome as Babylon in 1 Peter 5:13, “She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.” Now let’s compare St. Don Bosco’s prophecy to Agathanghelos on the future destruction of Rome.
A PROPHECY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S OWN ST. DON BOSCO ON THE DESTRUCTION OF ROME
“But you, O Italy, land of blessings, who has plunged you into desolation? Not your enemies, but your own friends. Do you not hear your children begging for the bread of faith, unable to find one to break it for them? What shall I do? I shall strike the shepherds and scatter the sheep so that those who sit upon the chair of Moses may seek better pastures and their flock may gently listen and be fed.But My hand shall be heavy upon both flock and shepherds. Famine, plague, and war shall cause mothers to mourn the blood of their sons and husbands shed on foreign soil.And to you, Rome, what will happen! Ungrateful Rome, effeminate Rome, proud Rome! You have reached such a height that you search no further. You admire nothing else in your Sovereign except luxury, forgetting that you and your glory stands upon Golgotha. Now he is old, defenseless, and despoiled; and yet at his word, the word of one who was in bondage, the whole world trembles.O Rome! Four times shall I come to you!The first time I shall smite your regions and its people. The second time I shall bring slaughter and destruction to your very gates. Should not that make you open your eyes? A third time shall I come, and I will demolish your defenses and defenders. At My Father’s command, terror, dismay, and desolation will reign.My wise followers flee, but My law is still trod underfoot. Therefore, I shall come a fourth time. Woe to you if My law again shall go unheeded. There shall be defections among both learned and ignorant. Your blood and that of your children shall wipe out your transgressions.War, plague, and famine are the scourges to smite human pride and malice. Where are your magnificent villas and palaces, you people of wealth? They have become the litter of squares and streets!And you priests, why are you not prostrate between the vestibule and the altar, weeping and praying that the scourge may cease? Why do you not take up the shield of faith and preach My Word from the rooftops, in the houses, streets, and squares, and even in inaccessible places? Do you not know that this is the terrible two-edged sword which smites My enemies and placates the wrath of God and man?These things shall inexorably come to pass, all in succession. (…)”
A PROPHECY FROM AGATHAGHELOS (1279 AD) ON THE FATE OF ROME
Agathanghelos was an Orthodox Christian seer who had an incredible vision in the year 1279 AD. His prophecy also identifies Rome as Babylon and prophesies her impending destruction (and eventual restoration and glory).
“O vain city! Rome, you have been painted in human blood; your kings shed torrents of blood through the martyrdom of the just, and Christ’s believers ran like herds to become victims in the slaughter house. Where is your devoutness now? Where is your zeal? God has abandoned you, Christ rejects you, and the Devil shall conquer you; he is arrogant as you are, and a liar. You have become his conquest, daughter and concubine. For that reason, O lewd woman, you will utterly make a prostitute of yourself, and the East will humble you and you will be her captive and subdued to her, O infernal monster. Your royal purple shall be torn asunder by them, and the tiara shall be rejected under their feet. Because you have hidden Truth the eternal, and have colored it in falsehood. You have despised my Sanctity that I founded in the East, you have turned to the wineshop of perdition and to the robbers’ den, you have inserted novelties in man’s Faith and made my Church bankrupt. Yes, a stone upon a stone shall not remain in your walls, and you shall be as desolate as the holy town of David.. The East will shine at you, and you shall be tested through fire and (thus) be a corner stone. She (the East) will humble your arrogant neck. Most deeply doing homage, you shall go to worship (the genuine Faith) together with the conqueror of my Sanctuary in Byzantium, amen. amen. A link of hard iron will go through the tiny isthmus of your nostrils, and your unholy lip will drop disastrous poison. You, viper…hydra with seven heads, Babylonian tower, the Eternal Being shall defeat and evict you and put you to death”.