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Fr. William Saunders tells us about the twentieth century  given over to the devil, as follows:-
PFor the greater part of this century, the faithful recited the prayer to St. Michael at the end of the Mass.
Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903) had a prophetic vision of the coming century of sorrow and war. After celebrating Mass, the Holy Father was conferring with his cardinals. Suddenly, he fell to the floor. The cardinals immediately called for a doctor. No pulse was detected, and the Holy Father was feared dead. Just as suddenly, Pope Leo awoke and said, What a horrible picture I was permitted to see!
In this vision, God gave Satan the choice of one century in which to do his worst work against The Church.
The devil chose the twentieth century.
So moved was the Holy Father from this vision that he composed the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel:     

Blessed Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the hour of conflict!
Be our safeguard against
the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God restrain him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust Satan into hell
and with him all the other wicked spirits
who wander through the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Pope Leo ordered this prayer said at the conclusion of Mass in 1886. (When Pope Paul VI issued the Novus Ordo of the Mass in 1968, the prayer to St. Michael and the reading of the last Gospel at the end of the Mass were suppressed.  P
We note in this true story - and what happened in the twentieth century confirmed it - that this century was given over to the devil.
Well, the century is over.
During the century The Church has seen Her faithful discriminated by Nazi and Communist regimes in the tens upon tens of millions. Just as many imprisoned and tortured.
She has lost many, many more through the insidious internal attacks upon Her by the modernists who had virtually stolen  the faith of two or three generations of Catholics through false doctrine. The Church has seen hundreds of thousands of Priests depart the Priesthood in a stupendous revolt staged by these modernists - millions of Nuns and Brothers in this same disaster!
P OCTOBER 13, 1973
    "My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior."
After a short silence:
    "As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead.
The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops and Priests."

    "The work of the devil will infiltrate
even into the Church
in such a way that one will see
Cardinals opposing Cardinals,
Bishops against Bishops.

The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked;

the Church will be full of those
who accept compromises
and the demon will press
many priests and consecrated souls
to leave the service of the Lord.

    "The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them"  P
In this vision at
Akita, Japan, to the visionary Sister Agnes Sasagawa, Mary confirmed what was about to happen; indeed, what was already happening in some nations!
But, as I say,
the twentieth century is over and The Church has not only survived but entered into the twenty-first century with a new-found vigour and the modernists and their false doctrines are being quickly weeded out.
This says to me that the devil has been defeated; that he has failed and surely that had to be his final effort to destroy Christ's Mystical Body, The Church.
That being the case, it is time that
the devil, their seducer, was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone. (Rev. 20:9)
If so, then we can expect an era of Peace and Love.
My Peace I bequest to you and the Peace which I will give you is mine to give. (John 14:27)
A Description of Modernism

P  They will preserve
all the outward form
of religion
although they have long
been strangers
to its meaning.

From these too, turn away. They count among their numbers the men that will make their way into house after house, captivating weak women whose consciences are burdened by sin;

women swayed
by shifting passions
who are forever inquiring,
yet never attain
to recognition
of the truth.

Moses found rivals in Jannes and Mambres; just so

the men I speak of
set themselves up
in rivalry
against the truth,

men whose minds are corrupt, whose faith is counterfeit; yet they will come to little, they will soon be detected like

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