Mark Mallett and the Era of Peace

(Mark Mallett has a beautiful piece,  precise and clear,  up on his Now Word website today on a potential era of peace. That, of course, is what I am talking about when I describe the world after the Rescue – or Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. This piece follows directly another brilliant piece he published yesterday on the trials that have broken out on earth. Mark’s work is often like a Swiss watch; precise, refined, and elegantly engineered. I am so thankful to count him as a friend and confidante.

I am going to try to get a bunch of stories on my regional visits up this weekend. It has been a whirlwind – and will remain so for another two months.-CJ)


By Mark Mallett

What If…?

What’s around the bend?

IN my letter to the Holy Father, [1]cf. Dear Holy Father… He is Coming! I presented to His Holiness the theological foundations for an “era of peace” as opposed to the heresy of millenarianism. However, note again what the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated regarding the possibility of a “new era of Christian life”:

The question is still open to free discussion, as the Holy See has not made any definitive pronouncement in this regard. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Il Segno del Soprannauturale, Udine, Italia, n. 30, p. 10, Ott. 1990; Fr. Martino Penasa presented this question of a “millenary reign” to Cardinal Ratzinger

Thus it is remotely possible that the Church, at any point in the future, may also state definitively that an “era of peace” is also contrary to the Faith. Until such a pronouncement is made, if ever, one can also ask, “What if—what if an “era of peace” is not part of the “end times”?


The truth is, there are some contemporary authors in the Church who are taking this stand, suggesting that the Second Coming of Christ and the end of the world is in fact imminent. We must say that they too are within their rights to propose this since the Church has not made any definitive pronouncement one way or the other. That said, Pope Benedict XVI, commenting on St. Faustina’s messages which say they have been given to prepare the world for “the final coming” of Jesus, remarked: [2]cf. Faustina, and the Day of the Lord

If one took this statement in a chronological sense, as an injunction to get ready, as it were, immediately for the Second Coming, it would be false. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Light of the World, A Conversation with Peter Seewald, p. 180-181

So what if an era of peace were not part of the last times? Is Pope Emeritus Benedict referring then to the tribulations that must come first, in particular, the “apostasy” and “lawless one” spoken of in 2 Thess 2? The “desolating abomination” (Matt 24:15)? And what of the gospel being preached “to all the nations” before the end (Matt 24:14)—something both Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict said is still very much a work in progress?

The mission of Christ the Redeemer, which is entrusted to the Church, is still very far from completion. As the second millennium after Christ’s coming draws to an end, an overall view of the human race shows that this mission is still only beginning and that we must commit ourselves wholeheartedly to its service. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Redemptoris Mission, n. 1

There are regions of the world that are still awaiting a first evangelization; others that have received it, but need a deeper intervention; yet others in which the Gospel put down roots a long time ago, giving rise to a true Christian tradition but in which, in recent centuries—with complex dynamics—the secularization process has produced a serious crisis of the meaning of the Christian faith and of belonging to the Church. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, First Vespers of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 28th, 2010

The above expectations are, of course, part of our Sacred Tradition and do indeed seem to have yet to reach their ultimate fulfillment.

This eschatological coming could be accomplished at any moment, even if both it and the final trial that will precede it are “delayed”. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 673

St. Peter further illuminates what must come “until the time for establishing all that God spoke” is fulfilled.

The glorious Messiah’s coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by “all Israel”, for “a hardening has come upon part of Israel” in their “unbelief” toward Jesus.  St. Peter says to the Jews of Jerusalem after Pentecost: “Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.”  —CCC, n.674

So, are these “times of refreshing” to be understood as Heaven—or could they also refer to an era of peace? Without the eschatological light that the “era of peace” brings, it is hard to understand how exactly there will be “times of refreshing” that will include the Jewish people. Also, how will the Gospel be preached to the ends of the earth creating one flock, under one Shepherd, without there being some kind of “new Pentecost” that enables the Kingdom of God to reach the coastlands… given that the world is becoming pagan again?

We cannot calmly accept the rest of humanity falling back again into paganism. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), The New Evangelization, Building the Civilization of Love; Address to Catechists and Religion Teachers, December 12, 2000

The “era of peace,” as explained especially by the saints and mystics of this past century, certainly sheds new light and understanding in this regard. However, what if they are wrong?


Our Lady of Fatima promised that, “in the end” her “Immaculate Heart will Triumph and the world will be granted a period of peace.” One author suggests that “in the end” refers to “the end of the world.” However, this makes little sense since Our Lady was clearly stating that, after all her requests were fulfilled, that is, “in the end”, the world will be granted a “period” of peace. Eternity is not a period. It is eternity.

Others have suggested that the “period of peace” has already happened with the collapse of the Soviet Union and end of the “Cold War.” However, that is a rather myopic viewpoint since, following the fall of the Berlin wall were the genocides in Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, and the Sudan; then there’s the plague of pornography and no-fault divorce that has ravaged families; this has been followed by the rise of violent crime and dramatic increase in teenage suicide and STD’s; and of course, what kind of peace has there been in the womb as hundreds of millions of babies have been brutally slaughtered there through abortion? It would seem that the “period of peace” is yet to come. For to be sure, we have not heeded Our Lady’s requests, which amount to conversion back to God.

Another author also asserts that the statements made by the pontiffs of the last century regarding a “time of peace and justice” refer solely to the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time and definitive establishment of the eternal Kingdom of God in a New Heavens and a New Earth. While I have demonstrated in my letter to the Holy Father how the popes statements are consistent with Sacred Tradition from the times of the Early Church Fathers regarding an authentic “era of peace” within the boundaries of time, what if the popes were referring to Heaven?

Then, I would have to say, the language chosen by the pontiffs is strange and unorthodox, if not contradictory, to say the very least. For example, when Pope Benedict XVI called the youth to be “prophets of this new age” that is coming, he said to them:

Empowered by the Spirit, and drawing upon faith’s rich vision, a new generation of Christians is being called to help build a world in which God’s gift of life is welcomed, respected and cherished… Dear young friends, the Lord is asking you to be prophets of this new age... —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Homily, World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, July 20th, 2008

If this refers to Heaven, as some suggest, then it may come as a surprise to others that Heaven is still under construction; that we are going to have to “help build a world in which God’s gift of life is welcomed.” I was under the impression that, in Heaven, the gift of life was already welcomed. However, this statement makes more sense if it is understood as a triumphant period of Christianity in the world that emerges after this present culture of death has been crushed beneath Our Lady’s heel—the “triumph of the Immaculate Heart.”

In 1957, Pope Pius XII in his Urbi et Orbi Easter address, stated:

But even this night in the world shows clear signs of a dawn that will come, of a new day receiving the kiss of a new and more resplendent sun… A new resurrection of Jesus is necessary: a true resurrection, which admits no more lordship of death… In individuals, Christ must destroy the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained. In families, the night of indifference and coolness must give way to the sun of love. In factories, in cities, in nations, in lands of misunderstanding and hatred the night must grow bright as the day, nox sicut dies illuminabitur, and strife will cease and there will be peace. —The Tablet, April 27th, 1957 as cited in Heralds of the Second Coming by Stephen Walford, p. 218-219, (a book which categorically rejects any notion of an “era of peace.”)

So what if there is to be no “era of peace” and this refers to the state of Heaven, as one author suggests? Then Catholics may find it strange that there will be “factories” in eternity. However, the theology of an “era of peace” fits in perfectly with Pius XII’s words. That, after the death of Antichrist, there will be what St. John calls a “first resurrection” in which the saints will reign with Christ during an era of peace, a “thousand years.”

Now… we understand that a period of one thousand years is indicated in symbolic language. —St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, Ch. 81, The Fathers of the Church, Christian Heritage

As I explained in my letter to the Holy Father, the approved mystics of the 20th century have spoken about this destruction of “the night of mortal sin” when “the dawn of grace” is regained. What is regained is the “gift” to live in the Divine Will that Adam and Eve, as well as Mary, the New Eve, enjoyed, according to Servant of God Luisia Picarretta. [3]cf. Popes, Prophecy, and Picarretta This is a state of mystical union with God that will prepare the Church so that Jesus….

…might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish… (Eph 5:25, 27)

The essential affirmation is of an intermediate stage in which the risen saints are still on earth and have not yet entered their final stage, for this is one of the aspects of the mystery of the last days which has yet to be revealed. —Cardinal Jean Daniélou, S.J., theologian, A History of Early Christian Doctrine Before the Council of Nicea, 1964, p. 377

This mystery is simply the mystery of love flowering in the Church.

If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Fathers commandments and remain in his love. (John 15:10)

To live in the Divine Will of God is such a close state of union that, although it is not the perfection of Heaven, it draws Heaven down into the soul such that even the “hidden faults” of the person are consumed in the fire of divine love—just as a celestial object that draws too close to the sun is consumed by its heat without ever touching the sun’s surface.

Love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Pet 4:8)

It is precisely this lack of understanding of mystical theology that has led many commentators to presume that any notion of a stage in history where the Church is groomed by the Holy Spirit into a preliminary state of perfection is therefore “millenarianism.”

However, Pope Benedict XVI explained it so well:

…we recognize that “heaven” is where the will of God is done, and that “earth” becomes “heaven”—i.e., the place of the presence of love, of goodness, of truth and of divine beauty—only if on earth the will of God is done. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, General Audience, February 1st, 2012, Vatican City

Jesus said, “the kingdom of heaven is near.” In fact, one could rightly say that the “era of peace” has already begun in the hearts of some of the faithful, for that is precisely where the Kingdom of God is to be found within the “living stones” of the Church.

This “gift of living in the Divine Will” that Luisa prophesied [4]cf. The Coming New and Divine Holiness  will come about in a “new era” (many other notable mystics such as Venerable Conchita, Martha Robin, St. Hannibal, Maria Esperanza, etc. spoke explicitly of this “new era”) might be what led Pius X to cry out:

Oh! when in every city and village the law of the Lord is faithfully observed, when respect is shown for sacred things, when the Sacraments are frequented, and the ordinances of Christian life fulfilled, there will certainly be no more need for us to labor further to see all things restored in Christ… And then? Then, at last, it will be clear to all that the Church, such as it was instituted by Christ, must enjoy full and entire liberty and independence from all foreign dominion… All this, Venerable Brethren, We believe and expect with unshakable faith. —POPE PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical “On the Restoration of All Things”, n.14, 6-7

But what if there is to be no such temporal “era of peace”? Then Pius X’s words are a pipe dream if not a theological error. [5]Note: these words were written in an Encyclical letter, which is an authoritative document of the Church. For he refers to a time of peace and liberty “when the Sacraments are frequented.” The Sacraments belong to the temporal order, not Heaven: they will cease in eternity since Jesus will then be physically and eternally present and united to His Mystical body. Thus, this time of peace he is referring to cannot refer to Heaven, but to a momentous hour in the future.

When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922

But what if there was to be no “era of peace”? Then Pius XI’s reference to a solemn “hour” is a strange way to describe the eternal state of beatitude. Furthermore, would it not be redundant to say that this “hour” will bring about the “much-desired pacification of society” if he is referring to Heaven? “Pacification”? It’s a baffling understatement if it refers to the eternal Kingdom.

However, if one were to apply the proper theology of an “era of peace” according to the Early Church Fathers, then Pius X’s and XI’s words make perfect sense. They are the prophetic hope of a coming “period of peace” that “we believe and expect with unshakable faith.”

So, the blessing foretold undoubtedly refers to the time of His KingdomThose who saw John, the Lord’s disciple, [tell us] that they heard from him how the Lord taught and spoke about these times… —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4, The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing

Here, St. Irenaeus, giving us a rare testimony of the direct development of St. John’s Apocalypse, is speaking of a coming “time” when the Kingdom of God will reign on earth in a new way [6]cf. The Coming New and Divine Holiness —that is, the will of God will reign “on earth as it is in heaven.” Blessed John Paul II also employed temporal terminology in this regard:

May there dawn for everyone the time of peace and freedom, the time of truth, of justice and of hope. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Radio message, Vatican City, 1981

Again, the language chosen here refers to a “time”. Consider Paul VI’s prophetic words:

These African martyrs herald the dawn of a new age. If only the mind of man might be directed not toward persecutions and religious conflicts but toward a rebirth of Christianity and civilization! —Liturgy of the Hours, Vol. III, p. 1453, Memorial of Charles Lwanga and Companions

“Christianity” and “civilization” are terms that we generally use to refer to both the spiritual and temporal order. Heaven will not be the rebirth of Christianity but the wedding of Christians with Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom. The term Christianity will in fact become obsolete in Heaven since it is a description we use to denote the Church from the various religions in the temporal order. Again, if Paul VI was referring to Heaven, then it is stretching the lexicon of eschatology as we know it.

With a heart trustfully open to this vision of hope, I implore from the Lord an abundance of the Spirit’s gifts for the whole Church, so that the “springtime” of the Second Vatican Council can find in the new millennium its “summertime,” that is to say its full development. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, L’Osservatore Romano, English Edition, February 25th, 1998; as cited in Heralds of the Second Coming by Stephen Walford, p.157, (a book which categorically rejects any notion of an “era of peace.”)

Here again, without the theology of an “era of peace”, the Holy Father’s statement seems an odd way to say “Heaven.” Rather, the “summertime” of the Second Vatican Council is precisely the realization of that general preliminary Christian perfection for which John XXIII called the council in the first place:

The task of humble Pope John is to “prepare for the Lord a perfect people,” which is exactly like the task of the Baptist, who is his patron and from whom he takes his name. And it is not possible to imagine a higher and more precious perfection than that of the triumph of Christian peace, which is peace at heart, peace in the social order, in life, in well-being, in mutual respect, and in the brotherhood of nations. —POPE JOHN XXIII, True Christian Peace, December 23rd, 1959;

(Note: In my writing, Faustina, and the Day of the Lord, the “summertime” referred to here would correspond to the “midday” of the Day of the Lord.)


While it is certainly permissible for Catholics to hold either position without falling into error regarding what occurs on the “day of the Lord,” what seems objectionable to me are those who do not permit others to propose the theological possibility of an “era of peace.” Both Cardinal Ratzinger himself, while head of the CDF, and the theological commission in 1952 have presented magisterial statements to the effect that an “era of peace” is still very much open to the realm of possibility, that there could still be…

…a hope in some mighty triumph of Christ here on earth before the final consummation of all things. Such an occurrence is not excluded, is not impossible, it is not all certain that there will not be a prolonged period of triumphant Christianity before the end. If before that final end there is to be a period, more or less prolonged, of triumphant sanctity, such a result will be brought about not by the apparition of the person of Christ in Majesty but by the operation of those powers of sanctification which are now at work, the Holy Ghost and the Sacraments of the Church.The Teaching of the Catholic Church from a theological commission with magisterial approval; as cited from The Triumph of God’s Kingdom in the Millennium and End Times, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, p.75-76

It is puzzling to me why otherwise faithful Catholics have chosen to ignore these magisterial statements.

Some authors wish to explain the coming “new Pentecost”, the “period of peace” promised at Fatima, and “springtime” or “summertime” of Christianity as concomitant with the final coming of Jesus at the end of time. I personally believe these positions are a strange way to simply say “Heaven” and simply do not explain the temporal context in which these prophetic words have been made. Furthermore, they neglect entirely the Early Church Fathers, patrisitic and resourcement theology, the approved apparitions of Mary, and the powerful testimony and teachings of contemporary mystics. Nonetheless, since the question remains open, the most important thing is to keep such theological debates in a spirit of charity and mutual respect.

The reality is that the preparations for the Day of the Lord are the same, whether they contain a triumphant period of sanctity or not. The reason is that, every day, at any moment, anyone of us could come face to face with our Creator. Most of you reading this will likely enter your particular judgment before God within 50 years or less. And so the need to remain in a “state of grace,” in a place of mercy and forgiveness towards others, and as a servant wherever you are, is imperative. This can be achieved by the grace of God through a life of prayer, penance, participation in the Sacraments, and above all, trust in God’s love and mercy.

For ultimately, what comes will come… and it will come “like a thief in the night.”

First published May 1st, 2013

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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41 Responses to Mark Mallett and the Era of Peace

  1. Dorothy ONeill says:

    Mark Mallet is among the best writers!

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Jim M. says:

    And for those that dismiss the notion of an era of peace, what would tge purpose be of chastisement? Many saints and Prophets, and I believe Our Mother, have warned of chastisement. Times of evil greater than those preceding the Flood.

    A chastisement is punishment directed at modifying offensive behavior. An act of correction. If there is no era of peace, correction would be unnecessary. Mankind would go straight to Judgment. The behaivor would be judged, without the mercy of a warning to change.

    And with judgment, none would survive in this world.

    God does not torture people about to be sentenced. That would defy His merciful love. He does, however, chastise. As a father would correct a child of his own . His love is perfect. His mercy us perfect. And let us not forget, His judgment us perfect. Punishment does indeed fit the crime, equally for all.

    This world has strayed so very far from God, in such an incredibly short time (as in the last 60 to 70 years versus the first 5000), that the chastisement will be incredible. Second only to the Great Flood.

    Abonominations, that were so offensive to God didn’t even make it into the 10 Commandments, are no longer rejected. They are celebrated. And those rejecting abonimations are not held as moral leaders, they are persecuted.

    For God to end the world now and commence judgment without giving each soul on Earth another opportunity to not just repent, but to change their ways in this world, would be contrary to His love. Most non Catholics scoff at the notion of purgatory, but when you think about it, it is out of His love that we are given a chance at Heaven even though we lead less than perfect lives. What love, and what Mercy! Jesus addressed that when His disciples were perplexed as to who could qualify to enter the Kingdom given by the perfection and holiness required. With man, it is impossible. Through God, all things are possible.

    The goal is the salvation of ALL souls.

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    • Mary W. says:

      I find what you wrote to be wonderfully logical, concise, and very convincing. Thank you Jim and God Bless !


    • Dan Lynch says:

      Dear Jim,

      The chastisement may be greater than the Great Flood.

      In 1973, Our Lady appeared in Akita, Japan, an approved apparition, and said, “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, [the Great Flood] such as one will never have seen before.”

      You can learn more in my book on chastisements found here:


      • Jim M. says:

        Hi Dan. I am familiar with the Akita prophecy. And the Book if of Revelation that speaks of the destruction of a third of mankind. My discussion was centered on the effects of the chastisement in terms of those surviving into an era of peace. In those terms, a chastisement worse that the flood would leave less than one extended family of 8 people alive out of 8 billion people.

        I believe Akita was relating the suffering mankind would endure. Drowning, while horrible, is relatively short in suffering. Suffering watching a world based on the illusion of man’s self worship, coupled with man made and natural disasters not allowing respite between calamities would indeed be excruciating to most. But those events are necessary to get mankind to wake up and turn back to God. Man stripped of all in order to realize and embrace the promises of Jesus in Matthew 6: 24 – 32.

        I truly respect your scholarship and work, and recognise you are trying to enlighten us by sharing your work. Please realize that at times, your interaction can be perceived as more promoting book sales than open participation in this forum. I don’t mean to denigrate your views or your work, and apologize if any of what I said causes offense.


        • charliej373 says:

          I understand what you are saying, Jim, but please know that Dan has promoted these devotions tirelessly and selflessly. For those who have written and produced hard copies of worthy books that have value, I do not object to them referencing those books here. How else will people get the full story of their work and thought? If Dan were charging exorbitant fees, that would be something different – but I doubt he makes anything other than to replenish the supply at the prices he charges for his work. The workman is worthy of his hire.


          • Dan Lynch says:

            Hi Jim,

            If I was promoting book sales, I would try to do a much better job of it. I’m simply providing links to enable those who wish to learn more to do so. No one needs to buy a book. The links go either to text on my website or to an ad, both of which give more information than is in my post. I’m trying to do evangelization, not commercialization, but you can’t satisfy everyone.


          • Jim M. says:

            It seems I can’t reply to Dan for some reason, but again, it was not my intention to offend, but to point out the perception created. At times, I fail to fully consider the ramifications of words or acts, and have come to appreciate learning of possible consequences I had not considered. While you certainly can’t satisfy everyone, we all have different views that at least on this site are or have been worthy of consideration.

            Dan is an author. I am not. He has promoted your cause in public and made appearances with you. I have not. He brings experience in eschatology that I do not have, as well as a gravitas that certainly promotes your messages. I don’t bring either of those attributes to the table.

            I will be mindful of that in the future. While it was certainly my intention to not offend, it seems I have done so based on Dan’s reply. And for that I apologize.

            May God be with you, Charlie, on your mission.


  3. The chronology of rebirth, & the restoration of a great kingdom. It will be both spiritual & secular (that is Church & State), unified as they shall both be redeemed together to attain a reflection on the Earth of Heaven itself.

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  4. Mack says:

    I have a lot of respect for Mark Mallett and have read his blog with great profit. But I still think he is misinterpreting the words of the popes that he quotes. For example, what John Paul said:
    “With a heart trustfully open to this vision of hope, I implore from the Lord an abundance of the Spirit’s gifts for the whole Church, so that the ‘springtime’ of the Second Vatican Council can find in the new millennium its ‘summertime,’ that is to say its full development. ”

    What does the pope mean by “springtime”? He indicates it as the time before the millennium, after Vatican II. Certainly in many respects there was a lot of renewal in the Church and a lot of great things happened. It was also one of the most confusing times in the Church, a time when thousands of priests and sisters left their vocations, when a whole Catholic culture died, and when we’ve seen what can only be called a mass apostasy. Less than 20% of Catholics in the US go to Sunday Mass. My point is that yes it was a springtime in a certain sense, but not without a lot of problems and sins.
    To draw the conclusion, as Mallett does, that by “summertime” we can expect some glorious era of peace with practically no sin, is simply an illusion. As long as we are on earth, we have free will and the possibility of sin. Mallett speaks of this era of peace as if everyone will be confirmed in grace and there will be no sin. It’s not going to happen–not until we get to heaven!
    I admire Mallett in many respects but on this I think he is misguided. He’s drawing implications from the popes’ words that simply are not there. John Paul never described the “summertime” as anything like what Mallett talks about.


    • MBA says:

      For what it is worth, what JPII was referring to in relation to “summertime” is the Second Pentecost. Regarding the era of peace, there will be free will, yes, and the possibility of sin. However, because Satan will have been temporarily chained, it will be easy to say “no” to sin without being and feeling pulled in every direction.


  5. Rosie says:

    Well, at least I’m am not the only one wondering how this works. I recently read Mallet’s blog and he did recommend Ianuzzi’s books, so I bought the one, The Antichrist. Excellent, however he does point out the different “variations” of the Church Father’s take on this ‘era of peace’ to which one was by St. Thomas Aquinas, that it would be between the period of the false prophet and the antichrist, whew, this sounds exhausting. Leaves one to wonder, how people could get back to being so bad after going through what they went through. I find that part of the Bible, the Apocalypse very confusing. The biggest concern is if we are tricked in to believing that this is
    Christ and it is not but the antichrist. It does state, even the most faithful will be deceived. There are too many creditable people, theologians, that have too many variations of this time period, that I wish someone could know exactly. Our Blessed Mother has stated, in Medjugorje, that this is not the end, but the beginning of an era of peace. As have many seers and mystics. So I’m going with that theory. Well, if Charlie states that we have only 2 1/2 years to go, then this probably is just an era of peace. And no matter what, we will welcome it. And as Jim M ‘s comment stated it doesn’t make sense if it were the end. He had some good thoughts and comments.


  6. Phillip Frank says:

    This eschatological coming could be accomplished at any moment, even if both it and the final trial that will precede it are “delayed”. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 673

    If the Warning is anything like it has been portrayed by some as a “vision” for every person in the whole world of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart, this reign of the Two Hearts would commence in a single moment by the power of God. Thus the biblical prophecy of the whole world needing to be evangelized before the end will be immediately accomplished. So for us, expecting a more earthly event to usher in this new mindset and spiritual life which usually takes years and years to reach, it would be accomplished by God almost instantaneously, like the event the Apostle Paul experienced bringing about his total conversion and life altering change to one of the greatest of the Apostles…. and he never even met Jesus while He was here on earth!


    • Regina says:

      Thank you Philip. A great reminder that all things are possible with God.


    • 1.2012 says:

      I very much like your firm grounding in scripture. I have been explaining to people that a warning serves as a merciful instrument to “level the playing field” for all of God’s children. And it can convert the world before Divine Justice must be served, otherwise it is not justice.


  7. Regina says:

    Recently I sound you and your writings and I thought to myself, finally this man I can understand. I had tried to understand Mark Mallet but I have always had difficulty understanding his writings. I am not brilliant and his writings are deep for the average person. So, I think I can understand you and now I find that you repost Mark. This is difficult and scarey enough without having someone to turn to. We are overwhelmed with those who are begging for money and yet telling us there will be a terrible financial crisis. Between listening to the Cukierski’s and purchasing sacramental and Mike Brown who keeps referring us to READY STORE and so many others, I ask you–where do we turn? God is our only answer. Priests in our area do not speak of any of this chastisement, three days of darkness and we place our wayward children in the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Can you refer us to someone who is speaking plainly and telling us–Peace or No Peace?? Darkness or Chastisement and which comes first? I have a foundation for disabled in Africa, what can I do for them? I pray and pray and speak with the Lord but apparently my relationship is not of the quality that Mark recommends. There are so many of us feeling mighty lost out here . Mark just proposes all these different scenarios and really gives us no answers. Just more confusion and yet I do believe there are many very intelligent people who can understand what he is saying. Please tell me and so many others where to turn? God Bless+ you in your ministry.


    • charliej373 says:

      Regina, I often tell people that knowing what is going to happen is vastly over-rated. The key is to understand how to behave whatever happens. People can easily get lost in very scary scenarios. The answer truly is to trust in God. How to behave in all situations I describe as, acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. That will steady you whatever you are confronted with. Know that ultimately, God wins. Focus on this whenever y7our mind is troubled, then very deliberately just take the next right step, not focusing on things beyond that. It always soothes me. I am sure it will you, too, if you can focus on it.

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      • Dan Lynch says:

        Dear Mark, Rosie, Regina and others,

        Concerning the Era of Peace, I will try to make this very simple.

        I wrote a book, The Ten Secrets of the Blessed Virgin Mary: How to Prepare for Their Warnings.

        I interviewed Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Soldo. She simply explained the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Era of Peace. In the following interview excerpt, D stands for Dan and M stands for Mirjana.

        M. I don’t want to talk very much about the secrets, because secrets are secrets. I want to say one thing that is very important. Blessed Mary said, “What I started at Fatima, I will finish in Medjugorje, my heart will triumph.”
        If the heart of our mother will triumph, we don’t need to be scared of anything. It’s only important to put our life in her hands and not to think about secrets. We should think about the messages and what she asked for us, so that we can help her Immaculate Heart to triumph.

        D. So the most important thing is to respond to her requests for conversion, faith, prayer and fasting and not to be fearful of any secrets?

        M. Yes, look at us visionaries. Look at me. I am always joking, smiling, living my life with God and Blessed Mary with hope, because my faith is hope. I hope in God’s love. I hope that He will judge me with love, I don’t think about secrets.

        D. And the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines hope as “the confident expectation of divine blessing.” [CCC 2090]. Do you have that confidence? That we will receive God’s blessing?

        M. Yes, yes, because God is my Father and He loves us and He sends His mother for so many years here to Medjugorje to help us to find Jesus, to find a good way, where we will meet Jesus and have real peace.

        D. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?

        M. Yes. I want to ask everybody to pray for those who do not recognize the love of God yet. Because when we pray for them, we pray for us, for our future, because who of us can say, “I am a good believer, I’m doing everything that God wants”? And when we pray for them, we pray for us.

        D. And that’s why I wrote this book, The Ten Secrets of the Blessed Virgin Mary, not to scare people but to help them to prepare for them so that they don’t happen or they don’t happen severely, because they convert and believe and pray and fast like Our Lady has asked us to do.

        M. That’s very good that you wrote the book not to scare people. This is important because a mother never scares her children and never gives them a reason to be afraid. She gives them hope and love. Blessed Mary is not coming to Medjugorje so that we are afraid of the future, but so that we have love and peace in the future with her.

        You can check out my book here:


        • jlynnbyrd says:

          In 1998 Mirjana was a speaker at the Marian Conference. Her translator was her cousin from Norridge. I found a transcript of her talk & the Q & A session. Although not in the transcripts (link posted below) her cousin responded to a question from a participant that inquired if the secrets reveal the end times. The cousin stated everyone’s lives will come to an end at some time. We need to be assured that Our Blessed Mother’s secrets are warnings to her children. Like any loving mother they are not intended to bring about fear, only guidance. The analogy that the translator gave was, the secrets are like a mother telling her child to look both ways before crossing the street. Their intent is lovingly give a warning to protect her child.


  8. 1.2012 says:

    I too respect Mark’s ministry, but I believe that he is misinterpreting many of the past pontiffs words as well as relying way too heavily on one particular mystic. As both he and Charlie have made very precise descriptions about how we will be living in the Divine Will – and they both seem to describe the same thing here – I recommend that all of us go back to the Catechism and re read the parts of it that describe what Original Justice was like. What they are both describing (and believe me, I yearn for that) is vey akin to that description found in the Catechsim. So, from a theological point of view that very much describes a restoration to that state of life. Adam and Eve both had free will and were living in a very close relationship with our dear God, yet they still freely chose evil – hence the Fall and the consequences of which we all have to deal with daily in our lives. The whole point of Jesus’ mission was to save us from that state of sin, to save us from eternal separation from Himself. Our Lord’s second coming will fulfill what we pray daily in the Lord’s Prayer “…thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. If that is the case, and it is, the whole notion that the Enemy will come again after an Era of Peace and only at that time will the Lord return is something like a “do over” of all of the Fall and Church history. How many times in scripture and Tradition does God reveal to us a state of Original Justice and a rescue from that? One. Please remember that private revelation adds nothing to revealed revelation, it just adds nuances and particular emphasis to what God has already revealed.


    • MBA says:

      “Our Lord’s second coming will fulfill what we pray daily in the Lord’s Prayer “…thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

      No. The time period of “thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is before the Second Coming of Christ. They are not one and the same. The period of “thy Will be done on earth” is the era of the Divine Will reigning on earth, the era of “may they be one as We are One,” which is the era of peace. Where mankind is at now is the intermediate (internal) coming of Christ, not the Second (external) Coming.

      “The whole point of Jesus’ mission was to save us from that state of sin”

      Not only. His point was also to bring the Kingdom down to earth in the form of the era of the Divine Will, the era of peace, which is also going to be the era of deification, not just salvation.

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  9. Doug says:



  10. There seems to abound a notion that goes something like this “We don’t get heaven until we’re in heaven! Therefore we cannot await a glorious temporal time to come — that would be like pretending we can have heaven on earth. That’s not the point of this world. This world is nothing but a test for heaven.”

    I am afraid that only the first sentence of that bears any truth. As for the second sentence: Dear friends, Heaven (that is, the Beatific Vision) makes even the most stunning interpretation of the coming Era of Peace, and even the Garden of Eden itself, look like mere straw. The direct vision of God’s essence without medium is constant, absolute, everlasting superfulfillmenet of every single solitary crevice of our innate desire. Saying we cannot have a truly Glorious Era of Peace because it would just be Heaven is like saying you cannot light a candle, because it would just be the sun and destroy the earth.

    Naturally we often think of the Era of Peace, because try as we might to maintain an eternal mindset, we usually fall into a temporal one. I am no exception to this. But Luisa Piccarreta, who was told all about the Era of Peace, still could only bring herself to focus on heaven, for she knew that the latter made the former look like nothing; glorious as the former would be.

    Anyway, I do not pretend to know the details of the Era of Peace, but I will say that we should not categorically reject such a notion unless someone asserts it in a Millenarianist fashion, in a Joachim of Fiore fashion, or in a way that contradicts the nature of this life (that is, thinking we can literally have Heaven — the Beatific Vision — on Earth, without the veil)

    I go into more detail in my book on pages 65-69 (though Mark does a much better job than I do!). Feel free to take a look if you like:

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  11. CrewDog says:

    I believe the Era of Peace is coming …. but the “Path” through this current Era needs to be “navigated” first! I know! I KNOW!! I come across as a Doom & Gloomer to some … including more than a few Family and Friends … Don’t Worry -Be Happy Types … but .. It’s NOW about that old military term Situational Awareness. Ya can’t make intelligent decisions (or stay safe) unless you know what’s going on around you …. and your skills, communication links, supply and abilities … and those of your “Clan”!
    Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Below is from our Government and does have some good info …. but … Remember!! We know that “They” don’t really appreciate folks being self-sufficient, independent, armed or trusting in a higher power other than The Regime in Washington DC
    PS: A Deputy Sheriff was assassinated in Houston last night …… News people assassinated out in the Boonies of Virginia last week! No doubt the usual weekend mayhem and murder will occur, with minimal reporting, in Chicago, Baltimore, DC, Philly ……………. Situational Awareness!!



    • Mick says:

      CrewDog, I agree with you that situational awareness is key. And far from thinking of you as a doomsayer, I (and, I’m sure, many others here) view you as a watchman on the wall. I am certain that you, and many other good military folk, will be in the forefront of helping our country regain its footing after the collapse and the ending of the Obama administration.


  12. Amy says:

    Mack and Rosie:
    Consider how different the world could be when the enemy is chained and cannot incite us the way he has before. That is a great hope to me for an Era of Peace. Free will, yes…but without the usual harrassment of the demon.
    Praying for all here.

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  13. CrewDog says:

    Good reflection for … These Days ;-(
    Heartlight Daily Verse – August 29
    Galatians 3:28
    There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Thoughts on today’s verse:
    Wouldn’t it be great if we could tear down all the walls that divide us — racial, social, and gender. The apostle Paul spent his entire life trying to do just that, to tear down the walls that divided people by bringing them to Jesus and the cross. There are no positions of superiority or inferiority at the foot of the cross, only those who discover God’s might displayed in sacrifice and God’s love displayed in the face of human cruelty. While the forces of culture and human selfishness are always finding ways to divide us, we must remember that in Jesus, and only in Jesus, we can be one.
    Forgive me, O God, when I have let prejudice and suspicion keep me from fully loving those whom you have claimed as your children. I pray that my life will be an example of redemption and unity as I seek to love your children as you do. Through him whose dying prayer was for unity, I pray. Amen.
    Visit for more


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  14. Mack says:

    Yes, I can definitely see an era of peace. The devil being unleashed has certainly caused great evil in the world. Being free of that will be an immense improvement.
    I agree too with what Daniel said above, especially the three conditions about the era of peace. In particular the one that says it won’t contradict the conditions of this life. For example, the Church defined at the Council of Trent that although Jesus redeemed us, in this life we still suffer the effects of concupiscence. Some descriptions of the era of peace that I’ve read sound as if sin won’t exist anymore on earth. That’s going too far and contradicts what the Church has defined about our status as wayfarers on earth. People will still be born with original sin and will feel its effects in terms of concupiscence. In other words we will not be immune from temptation and sin, even if it occurs much less often.
    Think too of the early church, which we rightly look back to as the golden age of holiness. Yet the Acts of the Apostles tells us that dissension arose when the Greek widows were not treated as well as the Hebrew widows, the agitators disturbed Paul’s converts and preached a different Gospel, etc.
    In other words, human nature is always with us, era of peace or not!


    • charliej373 says:

      Yes, Mack, if you read solid, contemporaneous accounts of the early days of the Church, they were not all marching forward in serene unison. We have always been a contentious bunch, with Saints disagreeing with Saints, Bishops with Bishops – and on and on. Yet we did stumble forward, eventually discarding what was errant and keeping what was sound. We remain a contentious bunch, but God guides the Church through the swamps.


  15. VIvi says:

    I work in a financial institution and everybody is making plans to make more money, earthly prosperity, weddings, parties, entertainment. i sit quietly and listen to all this, I dont say anything to coworkers but try to take the next right step and i have failed many times, but what is next, THe next right step. this blog really helped me to understand it i snot only about us but others that will need help.

    I finished the article but first time i didnt understand the message. Pardon my ignorance as i dont remember where but i know Mark has cited this several times in his writings, ” Pope Benedict says He Prays the Triumph of The Heart of Our Mother will be before 2017″. This is prophetic too. I hope im not losing it.


  16. Dan Lynch says:

    Good news Vivi!

    At Fatima, Portugal, on l May 13, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI said that Mary “came from heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in her the Love of God burning in her own heart.”

    “It started with just the three children, but their example has since spread throughout the world.”

    He concluded with the prayer, “May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the apparitions [2017] hasten the fulfillment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of May, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity.”

    You can check it out here:


  17. I am surprised that Mark doesn’t mention Hosea 6:2-3 (in the Douai Rheims) where it talks about a revival of faith in the presence (sight) of the Lord after two days on the third day. It would seem to me that it not only alludes to the resurrection of Jesus “on the third day” but also to after 2,000 of Christianity in the third millennium would come the spiritual resurrection from the dead mentioned by Paul in Romans 11. It would seem to me that this little capsule in Hosea 6 describes perfectly what Mark is talking about. The significance of “on the third day” in Scripture to the concept of Resurrection. (see Pinchas Lapide, an orthodox Jewish theologian who defends the historical validity of the resurrection of Jesus, for some of these in the Old Testament verses). I might add that John 2 also starts with this phrase.

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  18. Spikenard says:

    I wonder about God revealing Himself to mankind in “the Miracle” or is it “the Triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart” or are they one in the same? It is an awesome idea to even fathom, but nonetheless, if it comes to be, we will then be like angels and devils and no longer have/need Faith because He now shows us His Divinity. Maybe our free will is still intact but choosing to believe in God (have Faith) is pretty much not optional anymore. We don’t have to “believe”, He IS. Given so much more knowledge, we are now accountable for more, and what Charlie said St. Gabriel told him, “They will choose or perish”, makes perfect sense here. Those who choose will do so due to a taste of the Beatific Vision and will be so drawn to God as to desire to live in His Will. It sounds like those who do not choose will perish, and what will Earth be like then but a close compare to Heaven, or that Era of Peace spoken of? Everyone at least trying to do God’s Will must be a pretty nice place. Maybe I’m wrong but it seems to make sense to me.


  19. Bob says:

    Reading Mark’s last post on the “Era of Peace” I was noting that he spoke mainly of papal statements, which have weight as we know God leads us as Catholics. but I was thinking that this is “Nonsense” to our protestant brothers at this time and thinking that we should consider the biblical foundation of hopes for an “Era of Peace” especially in the prophets. Habakkuk 2 vs. 14 and Isiah ch 11 vs. speaks of knowledge of God covering the earth as water covers the sea”, Isiah has lambs and lions feasting together, children playing on adders lairs, Joel 2, 28 has God pouring out His spirit on all flesh this was quoted in the book of Acts and yet there would have to be a time when the whole world has access to the knowledge of the True God for this to happen. And so much more in the prophets besides. It is true much of the New Testament has Jesus and others speaking of the soon return of Jesus with not much time to consider a temporal time of greater peace and Yet I believe there is much in the Bible for us to consider pointing to a time of peace or at least a greater manifestation of God’s action and power in our world.


  20. Bob says:

    So why can an “Era of Peace be important if as one responder said heaven is so much greater than our life on earth can ever be? Well I am a poor human and I would like to be so fully focused on God that it wouldn’t matter much what happens before I get to heaven and yet I sometimes need more immediate or short term hopes and goals, which while less than the best of heaven, can keep me joyful and hopeful on my path and if a storm does come we could all be encouraged to know things will get better.


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