53.29 October 22, 1822
“Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows (of enemy soldiers). During the battle, the Blessed Vir- gin stood on a hill, wearing a suit of armor. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause sur- vived, but the victory was theirs.”
This is probably the decisive
which is described in countless prophecies. It will be fought in Westphalia (Germany)
under the royal leader who is to become Emperor of the West. All the odds will seem to be against him, but after taking his troops to Mass, he will nevertheless engage the enemy and win. German and Russian troops will flee in disarray. Both the Birch-Tree Battle and the rule of the Great Monarch have been described by so many prophecies from the sixth century onward that it is quite unreasonable to dismiss these predictions as nonsense. Only ignorance can be an excuse. The fact is, contrary to a widely held notion, Communism is not
"here to stay,"
and Democracy is going through its last senile stage. Both the West and the East are diseased, adhering obstinately to their respective follies, or seeking co-existence between their two dying systems, and unable to see that something else is coming.