The Prophecy of Saint Francis of Assisi
“There will be an uncanonically elected pope who will cause a great Schism, there will be diverse thoughts preached which will cause many, even those in the different orders to doubt, yea, even agree with those heretics which will cause my Order to divide, then will there be such universal dissension and persecutions that if those days were not shortened even the elect would be lost.” (source: The Reign of Antichrist by Rev. R. Gerald Culleton)
Shortly before he died, St. Francis of Assisi called together his followers and warned them of the coming trials saying:
(source: Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi, Washbourne, 1882)
Here is the Letter of Inquiry sent to an Expert of Franciscanism
August 27, 2020
Dear Fr. Nello,
I came across this article way back to my assignment in SFC Allen. I encounter some inquiries about this in the chatroom now in our online prayer group. During my entire formation, I have never heard of this, the late Fr. Servulo San Martin never mentioned it when I had my 1st novitiate in Marikina; nor did Fr. Baltazar Obico mentioned it during our 2nd novitiate in Liliw. Even in our Integration-Intensification year in Balo-i under the late Fr. Enrique Carpio also never mentioned this. Why?
I am consulting if you have encountered this in your studies in Franciscanism. I understand that St. Bonaventure have purportedly burned many books during his time. Please note the questions below:
In my internet research, from time to time this prophecy of St. Francis is alluded to in this strange time about the pandemic of today. I made a little research I cannot find any review. I hope you will find time to answer my queries about this.
Thanks and God bless. I am
The Response to the InquiryResponse to the Questions
And Here is The Book Extract of the ProphecyWorks of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi