Memorial Day: March 4th
Mystic of the Holy Catholic Church
Marie-Julie Jahenny, the mystic and Stigmatist of La Fraudais and perhaps the greatest mystic in the history of the Church, was born on the 12th of February, 1850, in a little village in Brittany (in the West of France), called Blain. The eldest of five children, she was brought up by her simple, good parents in that lively faith for which Bretons are renowned. Our Lord favored her with many graces from the time of her First Holy Communion, graces to which she corresponded with ever increasing devotion. She joined the Franciscan Third Order when in her early twenties, to help to sanctify herself in the world.
In 1873, she received from Heaven that most remarkable mystic gift, the Stigmata. From the age of twenty-three until her death, some sixty years later, she bore in her body the Wounds of Our Lord to a more visible degree than had any other stigmatist in the Church's history. In addition to the Five Wounds of the Sacred Hands, Feet and Side, Marie-Julie suffered the Wounds inflicted by the Crown of Thorns and the Cross on Our Lord's Sacred Head and Shoulder respectively, the Wounds of His Scourging, those caused by the ropes with which He was bound, as well as other Wounds of a more mystical nature.
Henceforth, Marie-Julie lived her life of coredemptive suffering (as a victim soul) in a little cottage in the hamlet of La Fraudais, near Blain. She thus fulfilled Our Blessed Lord's desire for her to make reparation for the sins of France and the world. She was favored with frequent visions of Jesus and Mary, as well as many prophetic lights.
The truth of the Heavenly warnings of which she was to be the humble messenger was vindicated by her characteristic simplicity and honesty, her exemplary obedience to her spiritual directors and her Bishop, and of course, by the fulfillment of all she prophesied during her long life. With unfailing accuracy she foretold the two World Wars, the election of Pope Saint Pius X, the various persecutions of the Church, the chastisements and the fate of apostate France. Much remains to unfold. Her warnings for the Last Times should be read by all "who have ears."
She had the marvelous gift recognizing Eucharistic bread from ordinary bread, objects that were blessed and those that were not; relics and to say where they came from, and finally to understand in several language hymns and liturgical prayers. During a five year period from December 28, 1875 she survived only on Holy Communion. As Dr. Imbert-Gourbeyre recorded, during this whole period, there were no liquid or solid excretions. She was completely insensitive to pain or intense light during her ecstasies. Some of these ecstasies were accompanied by levitation; at that moment she was ecstatically light.
Marie-Julie was the wonder of the many scientists who examined her continually, the scorn of unbelievers and the proud, the admiration of her lifelong friend, Monsignor Fourier, Bishop of Nantes, and of the devoted circle of those who made the diffusion of her messages to an ungrateful and unheeding world their life's work. She went to her Heavenly reward on March 4, 1941.
Blind, deaf, dumb and crippled, she had subsisted miraculously on the Blessed Sacrament alone, for the last many years of her life. Surely then, we will not pass over lightly what God has confided to her for the benefit of our own sad days.
These messages received by a privileged soul in regard to the changes that would be coming in the Catholic Church in the second half of the 20th century, especially in the new liturgy. Marie-Julie Jahenny might very well be the greatest mystic and stigmatist woman in the history of the Catholic Church. Marie-Julie Jahenny, the mystic and Stigmatist of La Fraudais, was born on the 12th of February, 1850, in a little village in Brittany (in the West of France), called Blain. The eldest of five children, she was brought up by her simple, good parents in that lively faith for which Bretons are renowned.
Our Lord favored her with many graces from the time of her First Holy Communion, graces to which she corresponded with ever increasing devotion. She joined the Franciscan Lay Third Order when in her early twenties, to help to sanctify herself in the world. In 1873, she received from Heaven that most remarkable mystic gift, the Stigmata. From the age of twenty-three until her death, some sixty years later, she bore in her body the Wounds of Our Lord to a more visible degree than had any other stigmatist in the Church's history. In addition to the Five Wounds of the Sacred Hands, Feet and Side, Marie-Julie suffered the Wounds inflicted by the Crown of Thorns and the Cross on Our Lord's Sacred Head and Shoulder respectively, the Wounds of His Scourging, those caused by the ropes with which He was bound, as well as other Wounds of a more mystic nature. Henceforth, Marie-Julie lived her life of co-redemptive suffering (as a victim soul) in a little cottage in the hamlet of La Fraudais, near Blain. She thus fulfilled Our Blessed Lord's desire for her to make reparation for the sins of France and the world. She was favored with frequent visions of Jesus and Mary, as well as many prophetic lights. The truth of the Heavenly warnings of which she was to be the humble messenger was vindicated by her characteristic simplicity and honesty, her exemplary obedience to her spiritual directors and her Bishop, and of course, by the fulfillment of all she prophesied during her long life. With unfailing accuracy she foretold the two World Wars, the election of Pope Saint Pius X, the various persecutions of the Church, the chastisements and the fate of apostate France. Much remains to unfold. Her warnings for the Last Times should be read by all "who have ears."
Marie-Julie was the wonder of the many scientists who examined her continually, the scorn of unbelievers and the proud, the admiration of her lifelong friend, Monsignor Fourier, Bishop of Nantes, and of the devoted circle of those who made the diffusion of her messages to an ungrateful and unheeding world their life's work. She went to her Heavenly reward on March 4, 1941. Blind, deaf, dumb and crippled, she had subsisted miraculously on the Blessed Sacrament alone, for the last many years of her life. Surely then, we will not pass over lightly what God has confided to her for the benefit of our own sad days.
March 19, 1878
On the 19th of March 1878, Our Lady gave the approximate date of the last crisis: “In a hundred years heaven will have harvested its crop. Even before the hundred years are up. Therefore it is not far off.”
She announced that “the faithful will not
have Lourdes to heal their ills for a time but – The Lord will work more
miracles than at the time of His life on earth. Never before will there have
been greater opposition on earth to these miracles.”
September 29, 1878
“It is time to raise one’s eyes to Heaven because in all corners of the world there will be antichrists as at the time of the Last Judgment who will travel through the whole world to pervert.”
She sees the temporary triumph of Freemasonry, the secularized priest; all these enemies want churches to become theatres of infernal dances and will continue implacably in their aim to obtain the cessation of Holy Mass.
March 29, 1879
And she adds, on the 29th of March 1879, that this would happen mainly in towns. “The abandoned church will be without its supreme Head who governs and directs it; For quite a long time the Church must be deprived of all prayer, all offices; exiled from God and the Saints. They also intend to remove all Crucifixes and statues of the Saints from all the shrines and throw them in a profane place to break them with joy.”
September 28, 1880
She assisted at a dialogue between Our Lord and Lucifer and the latter said:
“I will attack the Church. I will overthrow the Cross, I will decimate the people, I will deposit a great weakness of Faith in hearts. There will also be a great denial of religion. For a time I will be master of all things, everything will be under my control; even your temple and all your people.”
Saint Michael says that Satan will have possession of everything for some time and that he will reign completely over everything; that all goodness, Faith, Religion will be buried in the tomb. Satan and his own will triumph with joy, but after this triumph, the Lord will in His turn gather His own people and will reign and triumph over evil and will raise up from the tomb the buried Church, the prostrated Cross.
And the Head of the Heavenly Armies, St. Michael adds: “Here is my fiery sword, I want to lend it to the friends of the Sacred Heart and offer them this sword for the fight because the time is not far off when all of you faithful people will have to take up the arms of Faith and courage to fight against the relentless pursuit of hell and the vengeance of men.”
June 1, 1880
“All the works approved by the infallible Church will at a certain moment, cease to exist as they are at this present time. They will have lost nothing of their greatness, but they will be as if non-existing. That period will not last long but it will seem like an eternity for the children of the Church who will become like orphans.”
She frequently announced that “the enemies of the Church would penetrate into its bosom and perpetrate horrible scandals and thrust the sword into the heart of the Church. Rage has never been greater.”
June 3, 1880
During the ecstasy of the 3rd of June 1880, Our Lord describes how Lucifer will proceed, He will address priests: You will dress in a large red cloak. We will give you a piece of bread and a few drops of water. You can do with it everything that you did when you belonged to Christ.
And hell had added: We will permit you to say it in all houses and even under the firmament.
Marie-Julie said, “I see for a time long enough, every Holy Sacrifice will be prohibited. Churches will be turned to a shelter for cattle; they will be used as pleasure halls, where Hell will come for dancing with blasphemies as their singing.”
“My Children, says the Lord, Let nothing surprise you. No remains whatsoever will be left of the Holy Sacrifice, no apparent trace of faith.”
Marie-Julie Jahenny wrote: “Confusion will prevail everywhere. People will be dispersed around, like mad from pan and murder. Things will be in a worse condition than any period of the past saw that there will not remain any vestige of the Holy Sacrifice, no apparent trace of faith.
Many will still retain their faith, but it will not be strong enough to remain steadfast, when they will be seeing what nobody can imagine.”
August 10, 1880
Marie-Julie Jahenny was shown a big city. “Several temples will be held by those infernal monsters, in which they will celebrate Satan’s service, on the very selfsame altar where the Holy of Holies used to rest. Those ungodly men, to the full extent they will be able, will force every Christian to attend. During those infernal ceremonies, everything will be directed against faith and against holy regulations. Nothing more shameful than the compositions they will draw up to have them repeated by their followers.
They will spread out perversion, as much as they will be able to, engraving forms of books (brochures?) in view of making impression upon that garden of the Blessed Virgin too, just like upon any other place. That (first) marching will not tear upon flesh, it will be seeking only corruption, preaching against anything which is the object of our belief, against anything taught by Our Lord and the Apostles.
The sun also reveals that the younger servants of the Lord – youth – will be called towards that infernal school which evil laws are establishing everywhere for their loss and their turning away from faith.
August 30, 1880
The Lord tells Satan: “Prostrate at My feet, and adore My will.”
“I will bend my knee, says Satan with authority, but on one condition… Leave me free to make use, after Your example and according to my fancy, of the power over death, to be master thereof.”
Our Lord replies: “I leave you the power of inducing temptations upon men, to cause them suffering up to a certain limit… but I will be present.”
Satan also begs for the power of performing wonders. The Lord does not grant it to him entirely, but gives something of it, so that, by that means, we may acquire greater merits.
“In the beginning, says the Lord, you will not perform that many wonders, just a few. They will serve you for evildoing.” Satan protests that the sharing is unjust.
“A time will come, very far distant, replies the Lord, when you will be in possession of such a large crowd in the world, as for your portion will exceed Mine. You will become Great Conqueror for a length which will last for too long, yet will nevertheless be quite short. While you will be realizing the conquest of multitudes, I will perform striking wonders and cause an earthquake to happen, at the moment when the world will be nearing its destruction, at the time when you will be reporting triumph with a victory out of measure… when almost all parts of the world, and the whole of Europe will arise, the ones against the others… During the darkness a large number of conversions will take place; many stray individuals will come back to Me in repentance”.
When they were about to depart, each one to return in his own kingdom, Satan begs for the power of assuming all shapes or appearances, in order to be able to pass through any place.
“I grant you permission to seduce My people, the Lord replies, but I will never allow you to assume divine semblance nor any likeness of true figures.”
Satan ventures to give the Lord the thee-and-thou.
“Be respectful to Me, in the Name of My Eternal Power.”
“Yes, replies Satan, one day, far distant from the day on which we are, when you seemingly will tell me that I am a mighty conqueror. You will set not limits to the devastations, the desire for which is already devouring me.”
Marie-Julie questions the Holy Ghost about whether the period has already been fixed when Satan is to reign as such a great master. The Holy Ghost replies that it is already fixed in the Lord’s designs, and that the demon has a presentiment of this moment without knowing it with precision. “This is the one in which you are at present time, children of God,” says the Holy Ghost.
Satan goes on: “At the beginning of that period, he says, I will make use of every blasphemous word and of everything unjust in view of the destruction of Your Kingdom… I will transform everything into a work tool, against You. First of all, I will dig out that place where the larger number inhabit.”
“I will dig out that place upon which you shall make thunder lightning fall down… you will destroy first, after I myself will get through with it; I will accomplish such a devastation as never existed the like.”
“I will cover My own,” says the Lord, “with a protection of tenderness.”
“I will establish a rebellion between Your own and mine” replies Satan: “I will uprise all kings; I will establish such a division leading to a civil war throughout the whole universe.”
“On My part, the Lord goes on, I will send My Justice out: punishments, miracles, deaths, scourges, pest, unknown diseases.”
“I will overthrow the temple of Your prayers,” Satan cries out: “in which I will establish idols which they will adore. Everything which, in time of peace, is in residence in Your temples, will be broken down, dragged out of them and reduced to dust by my own.”
“I will show forth,” the Lord asserts, “that I am the Eternal King. I will crush down, under the lightning of Heaven, all those who will have given themselves over to Hell. I will restore My people: I will protect them against scourges; rebuild ruined buildings. I will cast you headlong into the abyss, but only after you have made use of the powers I leave with you for the time being.”
The flame says that sorrow is about to enter the hearts and Hell is ready to intone the great canticle of his victory.
February 11, 1881
The Blessed Virgin Mary begins, “My children they are going to outrage my Divine Son. A time will come when sound doctrine will be trampled underfoot, covered with an awful mud. Already they have prepared everything. Even previous to the great crisis, they are going to devise unwholesome doctrines, and Hell’s pen dipped in the venom of damned souls, is going to reproduce them.” That criminal doctrine is going to poison young hearts whom I love tenderly. True faith will be thrown aside.”
March 24, 1881
She added: Those who have served Me well and invoked Me, who have my blessed picture in their house, who carry my rosary on them and say it often I will keep intact all that belongs to them. The heat from Heaven will be unbearably hot, even in the closed homes. The whole sky will be on fire, but the lightning will not penetrate into the houses where there will be the light of the blessed candle. This light is the only thing that will protect you.
June 9, 1881
“From the height of My Glory, I see eagerly joining that religion, culprit, sacrilege, wicked, in a word that religion similar to Mohamed…I see BISHOPS joining.”
“For earth sake, I will lose a large number of My priests; the faithful will die in their faith, rather than joining that infamous religion.”
October 25, 1881
“You are about to see those who govern the Church… giving their lives and their strength to those who will ESTABLISH A FATAL GOVERNMENT... they will close the sanctuaries…and surrender to the disorders of hell.”
“The worst sins will be committed without shame or regret…the greater number of priests WILL TURN TO THE SIDE OF EVIL.”
December 23, 1881
“I understood that the angels would carry away many tabernacles from the churches to shield the Holy Sacrament from the outrages.”
June 29, 1882
The Apostle Peter says: “The Church will know of suffering before it is entirely closed. It will undergo the direst outrages, not to mention those of a large number of its children who will deny it, by reason of their attachment to promises on the part of men who will break their own word; that will break anything that can be found of the most sacred; who will treat the Son of God with the most abominable words. The number of those souls, forever separated from God, so to speak, will rise beyond the three quarters.”
The Apostle cries while saying: “The Church will not perish, but it is going to suffer. Its misfortunes will burst out to a height which will rend apart the heart of anybody loving it. It will be suffering for a long time, suffering everywhere… for a still longer period outside this country of France; because, here, the afflictions will be shortened, they will reach great depths in their short duration.”
October 26, 1882
On the 26th of October 1882, Our Lord announced a schism of the Church in France with Rome: “The heart of the diocese of. . . will revolt and will not be pacified. It's cries and menacing words will make the strong tremble. In the days when the gloom of the great vengeance will surround the people with struggles and conflicts, this pastor, like the others will not submit to orders of the Roman Pontiff... When the power of mortal men — soiled, corrupt men who are threatened with a terrible death — when this power will order a FRIGHTFUL RELIGION in the whole Kingdom. I see only a small number enter this religion that will make the whole world tremble. From the height of My glory, I see joining with alacrity this guilty, infamous, sacrilegious religion. I see Bishops joining. On seeing these many, many Bishops. Ah! My Heart is wounded to death — and the whole flock following them, all of it without hesitation, hastening to damnation and hell, My Heart is wounded to death as at the time of My Passion. Others will follow these French Bishops. If I tell you that to found this infamous and accursed religion, the Bishops and priests will not leave off at the second call. You may be sure, my children, that the bishops and priests will not be in favor of the ONE I HAVE DESTINED TO RAISE UP YOUR COUNTRY, there will be very, very few in favor of him. THEY WILL BE AGAINST THE KING.”
November 7, 1882
“Thunder is roaring around the Vicar of Christ. An assembly of the Fathers of the Church will put up its councils in opposition to the Father of the Universe.”
October 27, 1884
“Within a short time daughter, only a few priests will be left, who will obey the luminous voice which is the command of all men on earth, as the chief of the most Holy Church.”
November 27, 1902 and May 10, 1904
Our Lord and Our Lady announced the conspiracy to invent the “New Mass”:
“I give you a WARNING. The disciples who are not of My Gospel are now working hard to remake according to their ideas and under the influence of the enemy of Souls a MASS that contains words that are ODIOUS in my sight. When the fatal hour arrives when the faith of my priests is put to the test, it will be (these texts) that will be celebrated in this second period.
The First period is the one of my priesthood which exists since Me. The second is the one of the persecution when the enemies of the Faith and of Holy Religion will impose their formulas in the book of the second celebration. These infamous spirits are those who crucified Me and are awaiting the kingdom of the NEW MESSIAH!”
May 10, 1904
On 10th of May 1904, Our Lady denotes the new clergy and its Mass:
“They will not stop at this hateful and sacrilegious road. They will go further to compromise all at once and in one go, the Holy Church, the clergy and the Faith of my children.” She announces the, “Dispersion of the pastors by the Church itself; real pastors who will be replaced by others formed by hell, initiated in all vices, all iniquities, perfidious, who will cover souls with filth. New preachers of new sacraments, new temples, new baptisms, new confraternities.”
September 24, 1903
Our Lady said: “This time had to come for them, BECAUSE THERE HAD TO BE A REIGN OF EVIL ON EARTH BEFORE THE DIVINE REIGN” and on 19th of September 1901, she added that these revelations will be realized (Our Lady of LaSalette), these great promises that the “VERY HEADS OF THE CHURCH DESPISED. THEY DID NOT WANT TO SEE THE LIGHT. It is useless for the clergy to have illusions about the CROOKED ROADS AND THE ABANDONMENT OF MENTAL and VOCAL PRAYER. The poor people who understand have left the Church and seek diversion elsewhere ... the poor people, poor France and poor clergy have lost the TRUE LIGHT OF ETERNAL WISDOM because of their selfishness.”
Marie-Julie also announces that at the time of the last crisis: “a large number of souls will be obsessed and possessed by the infernal spirit and to exorcise these souls, a great number of penances and mortifications will be required from the Fathers of the Church that Heaven will subject to this harsh trial;” and she added : “when the prayer of the Church commands the infernal spirit to leave, let us never be without the Cross on us which is the invincible weapon which overthrows him and forces him to return to hell.”
October 20, 1903
Our Lord replies to Marie-Julie who begs Him not to send punishments: “My daughter, sinners are too numerous and too guilty. They have abused My graces. Especially those who have my adorable Body at their disposition because of their state, and profane it. NO I CAN NO LONGER FORGIVE, JUSTICE HAS TO BE DONE, SOON YOU WILL NEED ALL YOUR FAITH.”
October 11, 1904
She specifies: “The just are the sieve of Jesus. But they are certain of the joy of seeing Him and of forming His glorious court. I can do nothing more, pray, this is the only remedy, which will be the strong food of souls.
On the same day Our Lord added in His turn: “My Heart is breaking. I seek pure souls to transpierce with the swords that pierced Mine at the first Passion. All these swords will pierce one by one all the victims of Jesus. Suffering is necessary, crosses are necessary. (It will be so terrible) that it will be unbearable to live on earth. Martyr after martyr, cruelty after cruelty, tyrant after tyrant, stake upon stake, tyranny upon tyranny.”
January 5, 1904
Jesus states: “The souls who love Me will see . . . My temple overthrown and in other places such filthy desecrations that the preceding centuries had never seen.”
August 4, 1904
“I sustain my elect, I am their strength, I put them to the test now to console them later at the time of desolation, of abomination. At that time I will uphold them... I will be their King, they will be my subjects. Do not expect any improvement; on the contrary you will see EVIL GROWING CONTINUOUSLY, unjust disorders multiplying. . . Until the time that I rise up in my turn.”
Marie-Julie announced that three quarters of the population of the globe will disappear in the last crisis; terrible earthquakes, epidemics of unknown diseases whose ravages would be frightful, terrible famines, inclement weather, cyclones, rising seas that would cause terrifying tidal waves.
The last crisis will be divided in three parts:
The first, long and painful when divine vengeance will be manifested during which the most guilty will be destroyed. This blow of justice will only irritate them.
The second will be shorter but more formidable, more sinister: “My Divine Son, seeing that all these blows cannot bring back His people to pardon and mercy — lost souls — will strike again more fearfully.”
The third: “Everything must be lost from top to bottom. That, my dear children, is when Saint Michael the Archangel, who is awaiting orders from Heaven, will descend with his armies to fight with my good children, the true and good children of victory. Justice will pass everywhere during all this time you will not have the Bread of the Strong. No Apostles, you will have ONLY YOUR FAITH as food, My Divine Son as Sovereign Priest to forgive you.”
January 4, 1884
And Marie-Julie announced the three days of darkness during which the infernal powers will be loosed and will execute all the enemies of God. “The EARTH WILL BECOME LIKE A VAST CEMETERY. The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground.
The famine will be great... Everything will be thrown into confusion... The crisis will explode suddenly; the punishments will be shared by all and will succeed one another without interruption.
The three days of darkness – will be on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady. Three days less one night.
September 20, 1882
Our Lady says: “The Earth Will be covered in darkness and hell will be loosed on Earth. The thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in my Power, to die of fear.
During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible color it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once.
The sky will be on fire, the earth will split. . . During these three days of darkness Let the BLESSED CANDLE be lighted EVERYWHERE, no other light will shine.”
December 8, 1882
No one outside a shelter will survive. The Earth will shake as at the judgment and fear will be great. Yes, We will listen to the prayers of your friends; not one will perish. We will need them to publish the glory of the CROSS.
The candles of blessed wax alone will give light during this horrible darkness. One CANDLE ALONE will be enough for the duration of this NIGHT OF HELL. In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT.
October 17, 1883
Our Lady states: “Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror.
During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on THE MOST HIDEOUS SHAPES... red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will SPREAD OVER THE CONTINENT.
The wicked will commit all kinds of horrors. The Holy Hosts will be dispersed on the roads. They will be discovered in the mud. The priests as well as the faithful will pick them up and WILL CARRY THEM ON THEIR BREASTS.
Because of the little respect it has for the apostles of God, the flock grows careless and ceases to observe the laws. The priest himself is responsible for the lack of respect because he does not respect enough his holy ministry, and the place which he occupies in his sacred functions. The flock follows in the footsteps of its pastors; this is a great tragedy.
The clergy will be severely punished on account of their inconceivable fickleness and great cowardice which is incompatible with their functions.
A terrible chastisement has been provided for those who ascend every morning the steps of the Holy Sacrifice. I have not come on your altars to be tortured. I suffer a hundredfold more from such hearts than any of the others. I absolve you from your great sins, My children, but I cannot grant any pardon to these priests."
She [Marie-Julie Jahenny] says that "those who govern the Flock", will be responsible for the coming crisis. Apparently, Communism would not have triumphed if the Church had remained faithful. She mentions the growing freedom enjoyed by priests and bishops and how badly they will use it.
She mentions a pope who, at the last moment, will reverse his policies and make a solemn appeal to the Clergy.
But he will not be obeyed; on the
contrary, an Assembly of bishops will demand even greater freedom, declaring
that they will no longer obey the Pope.
Marie-Julie then goes on to say that the Red Revolution will then break out. She speaks of a "horrible religion" which is to replace the Catholic Faith, and she sees "many, many bishops" embracing this "sacrilegious, infamous religion."
July 7, 1880
Jesus tells Marie-Julie Jahenny: “The church will be deprived of Her supreme chief that is now the guidance. The Chief of the Church will be offended outrageously.”
In the ecstasy of November 4, 1880 Marie-Julie describes us the martyrdom of the pope: “The voice of the Church, under a veiled sigh, comes to make doors broken of my soul the echo of his dying voice sound. The supreme Pontiff launches an agonizing speech toward his people, toward children of which he is the Father. It is a sword for my soul... I see of white birds to carry away in their beak his blood and of shreds of his flesh. I see the hand of Peter breakthrough by the nail as the one of God. I see his clothes of ceremony pulled in shreds, clothes of which he dresses his dignity to make take down God on the altar. I see all it in my sun. Oh, that I suffer!”
Msgr. Félix Fournier, Bishop of Nantes (1870-1877)
"The reports that I receive daily on Marie-Julie show me more and more the action of God on this soul. He grants her graces of
an obvious supernatural order. At the same time she grows in virtue and noble sentiments. ... what she manifests is supernatural... ."
(Letter from the Bishop of Nantes to *Dr. Imbert-Gourbeyre, 6 June 1875, "La stigmatisation" II pp. 18 et 19)
*Dr. Imbert-Gourbeyre (a professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Clermont-Ferrand) was called in early on by Bishop Fournier to medically examine Marie's stigmata wounds. Dr. Imbert-Gourbeyre would declare to the Bishop, that, in his diocese, "... he possessed a young woman with a genuine stigmata. ... there was no fraud at La Fraudais."
Through members of the family, Bishop Motto kept himself well informed about her ecstasies.
Every fourth year, after ministering Confirmation at Blain, he would pay Marie-Julie an official visit, as well as informal visits when passing through the region.
Sources: Marie Julie Jahenny: The Breton Stigmatist by Marquis de la Franquerie, (1941) & Prophecies of La Fraudas by Pierre Roberdel (1977)