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This part of Castles of the Mind is predicated on contemporary history, with details of events and places that can blossom to an eye opening experience.   On April 8, 2005, the last hours glistened before being overtaken by the dark shadow of an eclipse, as seen by the actual photograph on that day (below).  

April 8 2005 Solar Eclipse

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This part of the website, as are all the other parts, is built to emphasize the importance of history.   This area explores three themes as set by historian Robert C. Valentine: religion, science and the supernatural, set in alphabetic order.   Everything written by the author is not invented, it is diligently researched, every person, place and event. 

Is it possible a 700-year old prophecy is true?  Let us dispense with the what-ifs.  What do you remember about 2005?

If we take a look at Valentine’s Day of 2005, it just so happened that Feb. 14 was 1 1/2 months after the great Indonesian disaster of 2004, when a powerful 9.1 quake and tsunami struck, and when the U.S. quickly sent the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and 11 other large naval warships AND C-130 Seahawks and C-2 Greyhound transport planes to assist people, which may be neither here nor there, but a part of our story is traced to 2004-2005. 
Moreover, the story on this web page is traced even further back in time to 1140 when a medieval monk wrote a strange list of 112, some say 111, short Latin phrases from his time to our time.  Our opening section is laden with transcriptions on medieval manuscripts–that are neither lore or fabled misconceptions.  The news also involves the future, as does the story of Fatima, which is part of this assembled information.   (2017 marked the hundredth anniversary.)   

The synchronicity is that a person from his medieval time did something remarkable, he gave mottoes of Popes before and after the Pope of a solar eclipse.  Moreover, the names that come after the Pope of the solar eclipse are dead accurate, and they have been not 80 or 90% accurate the last 60 years, but 100% correct.   However, he never designates a year.  He only wrote about those who would come before and after the eclipse of 2005.  Whats the catch?

The catch is that he also signalled big, big changes in the Roman Catholic Church.  You may choose not to believe the person who said it, but it does not absolve his accuracy, especially since the 1960s.  The name is Saint Malachy of Ireland.  

Nothing has changed to destroy what he had pinpointed.

Are we approaching a deciding factor to a possible 700-year old prophecy that has reached the final phrase of a very long list?  

It is interesting to note various historians say his prophecies were highly accurate until 1590, then not so.  But, what few dare to point out is that from 1960 onward, it hits the high note of accuracy supreme.  On the World Wide Web, nevertheless, you still find historians trying to debunk Malachy as in the following actual words by Senior Apologist Mr. Jimmy Akin which appeared in the National Catholic Register, 10 years ago.  He accurately describes that the mottoes for the period prior to 1590 are easy to connect with the Popes they allegedly represent, but not more so those Popes coming after 1590, where even some writers allege it is all not written by Malachy.   Whatever the case may be, it was written centuries and centuries ago.  A learned scholar named John Lupia posted a most complete bibliography on St. Malachy’s prophecy in two articles in Roman Catholic News, which includes this: “After 35 years of research on this subject, it is my opinion that they are authentic.”  Lupia, an accomplished researcher with advanced degrees in Biblical studies and archeology, with a PhD in art history, presents the most scholarly information on the prophecy’s origin and descriptions.  (Petrus Romanus is below.) I find the most interesting  Pope of St. Malachy’s list  is the Pope of a solar eclipse mentioned who actually died in 2005.   When he was born, Earth passed through a solar eclipse.   Another night, another day goes by, so what, right?  
Wrong.   When John Paul II, who was the Pope of 2005, was entombed, an ominous timing elapsed on the Earth.   A solar eclipse happened.   The solar eclipse by itself is not unique, but what is unique is that he had called it to happen and, according to him, after St. John Paul II, Malachy only scribes two other names, and then, he names no other.   Chief concern:  What happens next?    The answer can be read in the history ebook, Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets
Nevertheless, referring to the time period involving
the solar eclipse of 2005, the last 60 years, which includes the eclipse of 2005,  St. Malachy is pretty correct, and of all the popes in the history of the papacy, there has existed only one–let me repeat–only one pope associated with a solar eclipse.   What timing.
One must, however, be prudent and not go after willy-nily entries of fabricated stories, for there exist many, many who don’t wish you to learn the secrets of history.  Certain sources, for example, cite that he was to be interred on a different day but some in the Vatican changed it to April 8 as it enabled a timeframe when the world would be found facing an eclipse.   That can be a stretch, but St. Malachy earns his name in our contemporary world upon the birth of John Paul II on May 18, 1920–that is not invented–during an eclipse and designated by Malachy–nearly 8 centuries before–to become Pope.  That was not controlled by men.  You can’t have a closer association than that.   It is eerie, but like it or not, the Catholic Church has had over 450 years of study to officially reject the prophecies, but it never has.  
The newsmedia is not exactly in the dark, as ABC News reported.  There are also numerous sites detailing his signature.  The history ebook, Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets, is quite intricate and informative at over 300 pages.  The wonderful volume is undergoing updating.  


What is disturbing to some people is the following, which is not conjuctural.   St. Malachy of Ireland wrote a list of Popes from his times to the modern era.  I am not saying Malachy’s list is 100% in error, nor 100% error free.  However, the following list of modern popes by St. Malachy were written centuries before the facts and prove remarkable twentieth-century fulfillments.  The descriptive phrases after the dates, were written in this exact order over 700 years ago.   Time wise, we have approached a deciding factor in history because we have gone past the point of a conversational piece and have reached the final phrase of his long list.  

The Last 60 Years, 1963-2023, of modern Popes














Paul VI (1963-1978) Flos florum “Flower of flowers” the first true modern Pope.  Above, it is July 20, 1969 and he is watching a TV telecast of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.  His coat of arms includes 3 fleurs-de-lis, the flower symbol used by the French monarchy.  The herald-device is unique to him among the papists.  Fleurs-de-lis literally means “flower of lily,” which indicates “flowers of a flower”.  Pope Paul VI never allowed Sister Lucia to speak to him directly, although he spoke of Marian events and visited many Marian shrines; officially instituted “Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church” that forms part of the Catholic Catechism.  He was also active in campaigning for the New World Order.  A Carl Teichrib obtained a copy of a rather unknown speech by Pope Paul VI to the United Nations on Oct. 4, 1965, where he calls for an expanded UN role that builds a bridge between peoples and a network of relations between States, which does not seem a bad idea.  He did add it was necessary for “the establishment of a world authority, able to act efficaciously on the juridical and political levels.” Pope Paul while celebrating a special mass to begin the 10th year of his pontificate said about Vatican II that "there was the belief that after Council there would be a day of sunshine for the history of the Church. Instead, it was the arrival of a day of clouds, of tempest, of darkness."  He also let slip to the world, "...from some fissure, the Smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God."



John Paul I (1978-1978) De meditate lunae “From the midst of the moon” or “of the half-moon”.   He was born in the diocese of Belluno (luno is Latin for moon) and, actually ascended to the papacy on Aug. 26, 1978 on the exact date of a half-moon in its waning phase.  He also has the shortest papacy in history, a Pope for 33 days.  Soon after his passing, the Vatican insisted that a papal post-mortem was prohibited under Vatican law and that is why Pope Paul I had a fast embalming.  All this led to the idea he was poisoned although in 1830 an autopsy was carried out by the Vatican on the remains of Pope Pius VIII in 1830 who was also suspected of being poisoned.  Hence, no such  Vatican prohibition existed before.

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John Paul II (1978-2005) De labore solis “from the labor of the Sun”.  The motto can also mean “eclipse of the Sun” or “labor of the Sun” as seen in an eclipse.  John Paul escaped the Nazis in WW II by working in a quarry under a merciless Sun.  He was born during a partial solar eclipse, and was interned on April 8, 2005 during a rare “hybrid” eclipse over South America and the Pacific.  The latin “Totus Tuus” (Totally yours) prescribes his devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary.  The M on the shield stands for Mary.  In red is Cardinal Ciappi, papal adviser to five popes, who during the time John Paul II was Pope stated, "In the Third Secret, it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top."  This is covered amply in the new digital book.

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Benedict XVI (2005-2013) Gloria olivae “Glory of the olive”. At 78, the oldest Pope elected since 1730 and Clement XII.  He was born on the feast day of St. Benedict whose first name was Joseph, hence sharing the name Joseph as well as Benedict.  Benedict XVI is not a Benedictine, but St. Benedict is associated with a branch of Benedictines, the Olivetans who have been encharged with a special duty to warn and prepare the people for the Little Apocalypse.  Many commentators and historians state the olive branch is a symbol of the Benedictine monks, although pardon the expression, that does not seem to be the case.  Benedict chose the motto Cooperatores Veritatis (Cooperators of the Truth) for his coat of arms. The design of the shield takes inspiration from the monastic and Benedictine traditions of spirituality.  In the center is emblem of a scallop that features in the coat of arms of the ancient Monastery of Schotten near Regensburg (Ratisbon) in Bavaria, to which Joseph Ratzinger feels spiritually closely bound.  The Moor wearing a crown is common in Bavarian tradition.  The brown bear takes us to an ancient story where the first bishop of Freising, Germany was St. Corbinian who while riding his horse was attacked by a wild bear.  It tore his horse to pieces but spared St. Corbinian.  Benedict XVI resigned as Pope at eighty-five years old, about two months shy of his 86th birthday.  The present Vicar of Christ is Pope Francis whom many say is Petrus Romanus; I do not agree.  His coat of arms is a blue shield, surmounted by the symbols of papal dignity, the same as those used by his Predecessor Benedict XVI (the mitre above crossed keys of gold and silver, bound by the red cord).  IHS represents the Jesuit order. a radiant sun carrying the letters in red, IHS, the monogram of Jesus. The letter H is crowned by a cross; beneath the letters are three black nails.  In popular culture he is called the renovator.  Pope Francis chose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi who lived a life of humble service to the poor; he also picked St. Francis Xavier who is a founding member of the Jesuits and is in my ebook.

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Petrus Romanus is described in the ebook, Alert: For the Times, Book of Secrets.

But, how could a man born eight and a half centuries ago be strangely accurate?   What timing. An 85-year old Pope Benedict XVI stepped down on Feb. 28; as was announced the morning of Monday Feb. 11, 2013.  So do we have the last Pope?  The last Pope to what?

An extraordinary sign on the day of abdication?   English or spanish.

According to St. Malachy, when the Pope that follows Benedict XVI ceases to be Pope and ends his term, the list of popes abruptly ends, too.
The prophecies of St. Malachy are being known, moreso now than at any other time, because of the timing of Benedict’s resignation.   What shall we look for?  August of 2017 brought another disturbance in the sky,  a great American solar eclipse.

Rare Alignment December 21, 2020

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