Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Black Pope and Philadelphia






How will this week end in Philadelphia for Pope Francis?

The Pope will visit Washington D.C. from September 22-24, New York City from September 24-25, and Philadelphia from September 26-27, 2015. Something feels like it is on the horizon.


This is a pope some have called the first "Black Pope," because he is the only Jesuit to be named pope. He will go down in history for meeting the USA's first black president, Barack Obama, #44. Meanwhile, at the movie theaters this same week, the film Black Mass was playing.


Pope Francis is the Black Pope. I say this not because of an incorrect interpretation of some past dubious documents. The black robed Jesuits, the military branch of the Roman Catholic Church, have attained the highest office in the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, as I mentioned back in 2013. The first Jesuit Pope would naturally be the first fully "Black" (i.e. Jesuit) "Pope." It is a circular logical statement that is just common sense, and there is nothing conspiratorial about it.

In general, the use of the term "Black Pope" is often experienced as a derogatory nickname given to the Superior General, usually by the media and never utilized by the Jesuits themselves. Nevertheless, to ignore its use is to be blind to the "name game" being played.

Many authors have come forth framing the new Pope in terms of the fulfilling of the Malachy visions. (See one example, here.)

Intriguingly, Pope Francis now wears white, President Obama's mother was white, and the character depicted in Black Mass is Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp).

It is a time of contrasts.


The actress Susan Sarandon thinks Pope Francis will be assassinated while he's in the USA.

“I think they’re going to assassinate him,” Sarandon told The New York Daily News on September 20, 2015. “I think he’s done some major, major cleansing of the whole [Roman Catholic] system."

These days have been predicted to be the "end times," but that hardly seems to be in the cards. And will Pope Francis be killed on these American shores? Doubtful.

But frankly, I've been feeling that a memorable and surprising event will happen in Philadelphia, not Washington, D.C. nor New York City.

The name Philadelphia is from the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother".

Regarding Pope Francis' birth name:

Jorge - "farmer" ("earth-worker"); variant of George (Greek) "farmer".

Mario – Italian, "bitter, rebellious," "bitter"; associated with the Virgin Mary by acting as a masculinized form of “Maria.” Mary means "bitter, rebellious, be disobedient." Spanish, Mario, "Hammer," "Mars" (Roman god of war).

Bergoglio - berg = "mountain" + oglio = "oil"; oglio is also seen as a "collection of miscellaneous pieces;" a "hotchpotch;" a "mixture;" a "medley;" specifically, from 1648, "of various religions."

Is Pope Francis actually a Pope from the Global South? Is he the world's first "New World Order" Pope?

Is he really an Argentine? His last name Bergoglio is Italian. His dad emigrated from Piamonte, Italy.

After a period of initial confusion (or the wrong message being sent out to the media), the name Francis used for the new Pope was said to be tied to Saint Francis of Assisi.



And in review...

Did St. Malachy indicate the future of the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church?

Do the prophecies of Saint Malachy give us an insight? Saint Malachy was a 12th century visionary Irish monk, who during a trek to Rome, foresaw all the popes who would reign into the future, to the final one.

When his prophecies were published, 500 years after allegedly being found in the Vatican archives, they were debunked as being false. But intriguingly, the prophecies published in Benedictine historian Arnold Wion's book Lignum Vitae in 1559, has been demonstrated to be very accurate. Indeed, Malachy's list, today, from 1139, has been found to be remarkably correct.

Malachy, in verse, wrote down the future names of the Popes in epigrammatic code, which have been clearly linked to the names of the Popes chosen. Malachy's series of visions are about 112 Popes from Celestine III, who was elected Pontiff in 1130, until the last Pope who is described in his list as Peter Romanus.

The last Pope? Yes, Malachy is said to have seen the end of the Papacy with the election of what would be the next Pope after his also predicted Benedict XVI (The Glory of the Olive).

According to the Malachy prophecies, the last Pope was to be named Petrus Romanus, Peter Romanus, Peter the Roman, or Peter of Roman. "Peter" or a variation on that name is derived from the meaning, "the Rock of the Church," linking the last Pope to the first (non-Jesus Christ) leader of the Church. (Padre, of course, is another name for "father," and is related to the name Peter.)

Peter Romanus, in the prophecies, is viewed as the last Pope.

The phrase "the seven hilled city" is a direct reference to Rome. "The Seven Hills of Rome (Italian: Sette colli di Roma) east of the river Tiber form the geographical heart of Rome, within the walls of the ancient city. The original city was held by tradition to have been founded by Romulus on the Palatine Hill." Source.

The verse is seen as predicting everything from the end of the Papal structure to the end of the world. Will the celibacy of priests end under the next Pope?

The Saint Malachy verses end thusly:
In the persecution of the Holy Roman Church,
There will reign Peter the Roman,
Who will feed his flock among many tribulations
After which the seven hilled city will be destroyed
And the dreadful Judge will judge the people.

Is the Pope Francis Peter the Roman?



What will happen in Philadelphia?

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Image: Saul Loeb/AFP

Twilight name on the motorcade: As a CNN reporter pointed out, Pope Francis modestly uses a small car, not a limo or a SUV to get to where he wants to go. The vehicle he employs is a Fiat 500L. 

The reporter felt it conveying a hidden message, this choice of his. She said that "Fiat" is what The Virgin Mary said to Gabriel, when she replied about whether she would be open to giving birth to the holy, the Son of God. She said "Fiat," which means, "Let it be."

8 comments:

Matthew Deagle said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZCO40Zwt00

"The 72 stone steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have become known as the "Rocky Steps" as a result of their appearance in the triple-Oscar-winning film Rocky and four of its sequels, Rocky II, III, V and Rocky Balboa, in which the eponymous character runs up the steps to the song "Gonna Fly Now". Tourists often mimic Rocky's famous climb, a metaphor for an underdog or an everyman rising to a challenge.[1] A bronze statue of Rocky was briefly situated at the top of the steps for the filming of Rocky III. This statue, now located at the bottom right of the steps, is a popular photo opportunity for visitors. The top of the steps offers a commanding view of Eakins Oval, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and Philadelphia City Hall."

Matthew Deagle said...

By the way Fiat = the light-maker. Its antithesis is Fiett = Lafayette = the light-destroyer.

Matthew Deagle said...

In case the above was lost on anyone - Rocky = rock = Peter/Petrus = Petrus Romanus.
Also, the modern "Rome" (fighting under the banner of the eagle) is the USA/America.
Francis is the first American pope (from the Americas).

SJ Reidhead said...

What popped out to me is #44. I'm a baseball freak. Henry Aaron is the most famous #44. He hit #715 off Al Downing #44, who was from Trenton, NJ. Trenton is 32 miles from Philly. The Pope arrived on Yom Kippur. Sandy Koufax was #32. He is known as one of the first MLB superstars to observe the holy day by not playing in the World Series, in 1965, which was 50 years ago to the day the Pope arrived. It is possible that the Dodgers could head back to the World Series, this year. It is possible but highly improbable that the Twins could end up with a wild card slot.

Matthew Deagle said...

Obama is really president #43. Grover Cleveland was president for two non-consecutive terms (22nd and 24th, i.e. really just the 22nd president). That makes the next president #44.

Loren Coleman said...

But historically and conventionally Obama will be remembered as #44.

As per Wikipedia: "Barack Hussein Obama II (US i/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn ɵˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii,

garbanzo said...

Loren,

Malachy was correct. Bergoglio is our last pope. The mass tomorrow at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul will be a ritual. There is a chance that it will involve a human sacrifice.

We are, in fact, living in the end times and are rapidly approaching monumental events that will reshape humanity.

Vast, evil machinations that have been taking place behind the scenes on Earth will be made known and a great awakening will follow.

We don't have much longer to wait.

GB

JohannaL. said...

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%203%3A7-13