St. Louis de Montfort
“They Shall be the True Apostles of the Latter Times.”
But who shall those servants… of Mary be? They shall be … like a burning fire… They shall be the sons of Levi, well purified by the fire of great tribulation… They shall be everywhere the good odor of Jesus Christ to the poor and to the little, while at the same time, they shall be an odor of death to the great, to the rich and to the proud worldlings.
They shall be clouds thundering …detaching themselves from everything and troubling themselves about nothing, shall shower forth the rain of the Word of God and of life eternal. They shall thunder against sin; they shall storm against the world; they shall strike the devil and his crew; and they shall pierce, through and through, for life or for death, with their two-edged sword of the Word of God, all those to whom they shall be sent on the part of the Most High.
They shall be the true apostles of the latter times, to whom the Lord of Hosts shall give the word and the might to work marvels and to carry off with glory the spoils of His enemies. They shall sleep …without care, in the midst of the other priests, ecclesiastics, and clerics; and yet they shall have the silvered wings of the dove to go, with the pure intention of the glory of God and the salvation of souls, wheresoever the Holy Ghost shall call them.
In a word, we know that they shall be true disciples of Jesus Christ…contempt of the world… teaching the narrow way of God in pure truth, according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world… not accepting persons… fearing and listening to no mortal, however influential he may be. They shall have in their mouths the two-edged sword of the Word of God. They shall carry …the Crucifix in their right hand and the Rosary in their left…
These are the great men who are to come; but Mary is the one who, by order of the Most High, shall fashion them [Our Lady of Medjugorje’s plan is to raise up apostles] for the purpose of extending His empire over that of the impious, the idolaters and the Mahometans [Muslim followers of Mohammed]. But when and how shall this be? God alone knows.
As for us, we have but to hold our tongues, to pray, to sigh and to wait: “With expectation I have waited.”