Image of Maximin's Secret confided to him by Our Lady of La Salette (recently obtained from Vatican Secret Archives). To view a LARGER SIZE click here.
The original writing [letter] of the Secret
of La Salette by the seer Maximin Giraud, sent to Pope Pius IX in Rome in 1851, was rather recently obtained from the Vatican's Secret Archives. Click here to view an image of the original envelope which held the letter [*Secret confided to him from Our Lady of La Salette] which Maximin put
into writing in obedience to and in front of, his bishop, at his bishop's palace.
*"At this point, (Our
Lady) for a moment did not make herself heard. I could see, however, that she was continuing, as if speaking, to move graciously her kindly lips. At this moment, Maximin was receiving his secret." -Melanie
Calvat, from the Imprimatured text, "Apparition
of the Blessed Virgin on the Mountain of La Salette the 19th of September, 1846".
The following part
of Maximin's letter [Secret sent to Pius IX], shines light on the Papacy currently "in eclipse" (exile). TCW has interjected a proper interpretation in red font (which are clickable links too):
"Before all that arrives, great disorders will arrive, in the Church, and everywhere. Then, after [that],
our Holy Father the Pope (Gregory XVII) will be persecuted.
His successor will be a pontiff that nobody expects (Gregory XVIII)." -Maximin
1. Maximin's Secret, July 3 1851
Maximin wrote his Secret at the bishop's palace, in front of Bishop de Bruillard's people, perfectly unconcerned, on July 3 in the evening. He was asked to rewrite it again because
of spots of ink. The soiled autograph was burnt. Lastly, Mr. Dausse handed the Secret to Bishop de Bruillard, to be sure of its importance before affixing his own seal to it, and to send it to the pope. The sealed envelope was countersigned by two witnesses,
at 7:00 p.m.
What follows is a literal translation from the French
with the *spelling, the punctuation and a lay-out, which make it more readable.
*There were punctuation and spelling mistakes by the young shepherd in the sealed secret sent to Pope Pius IX, for who writing in French was an exploit.
Like all the prophecies, this one is a call to vigilance. It warns for the future, without satisfying curiosity. The seers interpret as they can the picturesque terms that they know not. They extrapolate,
confuse the logical and temporal plans (like St Paul the Apostle in the epistle to the Thessalonians).
On September 19, 1846, we saw
a beautiful Lady. We never said that this lady was the Blessed Virgin but we always said that it was a beautiful Lady.