Bob and Penny Lord studied the life of Saint Louis de Montfort after reading Mater Redemptoris and in his writings they discovered his Prophecy of the the Last Days. Many times they quoted this prophecy to the groups that they spoke to over the years.
We are sure that Saint Pope John Paul II read the Prophecy of Saint Louis de Montfort about the end times and the Role of Mary during those times and could see a New Evangelization coming! Or as he stated at times a Second Pentecost! He referenced Saint Louis de Montfort in his encyclical Mater Redemptoris and encouraged us to study his life and writings.
The reason we call Saint Louis Marie de Montfort a prophet of the last days, even though he lived between the last half of the Seventeenth Century and the first part of the Eighteenth century is because of what we read in his books which deal with these last days:
Below is an excerpt from Saint Louis de Montfort writings about the end timtes:
“....towards the end of the world, ....Almighty God and His holy Mother are to raise up saints who will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs.”
“These great souls filled with grace and zeal will be chosen to oppose the enemies of God who are raging on all sides. They will be exceptionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin. Illumined by her light, strengthened by her spirit, supported by her arms, sheltered under her protection, they will fight with one hand and build with the other.
With one hand they will give battle, overthrowing and crushing heretics and their heresies, schismatics and their schisms, idolaters and their idolatries, sinners and their wickedness. With the other hand they will build the temple of the true Solomon and the mystical city of God, namely, the Blessed Virgin... “
“They will be like thunderclouds flying through the air at the slightest breath of the Holy Spirit. Attached to nothing, surprised at nothing, they will shower down the rain of God’s word and of eternal life. They will thunder against sin; they will storm against the world; they will strike down the devil and his followers and for life and for death, they will pierce through and through with the two-edged sword of God’s word all those against whom they are sent by Almighty God.”
“They will be true apostles of the latter times to whom the Lord of Hosts will give eloquence and strength to work wonders and carry off glorious spoils from His enemies. They will sleep without gold or silver and, more important still, without concern in the midst of other priests, ecclesiastics and clerics. Yet they will have the silver wings of the dove enabling them to go wherever the Holy Spirit calls them, filled as they are, with the resolve to seek the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Wherever they preach, they will leave behind them nothing but the gold of love, which is the fulfillment of the whole law.”
“They will have the two-edged sword of the Word of God in their mouths and the bloodstained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the Crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left, and the holy names of Jesus and Mary on their heart.
“Mary scarcely appeared in the first coming of Christ...
But in the second coming of Jesus Christ, Mary must be known and openly revealed by the Holy Spirit so that Jesus may be known, loved and served through her.”
Reference: "True Devotion to Mary" by Saint Louis de Montfort
While Bob and Penny Lord and myself were taping and gathering information about the life of Saint Pope John Paul II, we interviewed many Priests and others that reported to us that Pope John Paul II was repeatedly talking about a New Springtime coming - A Second Pentecost. We believe he was referring to - "....Almighty God and His holy Mother are to raise up saints who will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs."
If God is going to raise up the greatest saints ever in the future, then we can understand and sense why we are in such a great struggle during our times.