Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Irish Nostradamus

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
Feast day of St Malachy O'More (Maolmhaodhog ua Morgair; Maelmhaedhoc Ó Morgair; Maol Maedoc; Malachy O'Morgair; 1094 - November 2, 1148), Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland

In 1139, St Malachi went to visit Pope Innocent II in Rome and later visited St Bernard in Clairvaux in France, where he penned his Prophecies of the Popes. He describes many popes in 'mottoes' of just a few words. Some people say that, from Malachy's prophecies, the second pope next after Pope John Paul II will be Peter II (Petrus Romanus), the pope at the end of the world. Some also say that the penultimate pope is Pope Benedict XVI.

In Celtic tradition, today is a day for starting new enterprises and the day the cattle are taken down from the mountains and high hills for winter. Today also marks the initiation of the soul during the Winter months which starts during Samhain (October 31) and finishes on February 1/2, Festival of St Brighid. St Malachy's feast is celebrated on November 3, in order not to clash with All Souls Day ...

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