The gift of prophecy is of divine origin. Saint Columbkille prophecies in part: “The professors of science shall not be rewarded, amiability shall not characterize the people, prosperity and hospitality shall not exist, but niggardliness and destitution shall assume their place.” Indeed this appears to be a perfect description of today! The famous prophecies of Saint Malachy are included and the Popes that fulfilled them up until the original date of publication over a hundred years ago. A fragment attributed either to Saint Colubkille or Saint Kiernan reads: "One of them shall do the abbot in my church, and he will not sing matins; neither the Pater or Credo shall be there recited, no scientific language, but a foreign jargon." One of the prophecies of Mac Auliff: “Then-Oh strange and dark the story-Active are the old and haory, And the battle red is raging-raging among the young and old.; Daughter cheats the bother bore her. Sons will trat their fathers sorer; Neighbors rob their neighbor's store, or on their cattle lay hold. Age no more shallbe respected-women sell themselves for gold. Virtue, beauty, all be sold.” From the predictions of Mac Cumhaill: "He is a treacherous man who would falsify a letter in a lay- For a great battle will be fought that shall draw signs from your hearts; a fire without embers (look before yon) each shall meet in his path. Confusion! the treacherous churls will fly away."
Nicholas O'Kearney, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1482787172, ISBN 13: 9781482787177