Venerable Mary of Agreda, who lived during the 17th Century, made this prophecy:
"It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God, all heresies will disappear. This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother... Before the Second Coming of Christ, Mary must, more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith."
Catholic prophecies about the oil leak and volcano?
The world watches nervously as one of history's most potentially-disastrous environmental catastrophies plays out in the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands of gallons of oil continue to flow from the damaged BP well. Fossil fuels have certainly driven the recent progress of mankind, but damage to God's creation has been substantial. Furthermore, Iceland's volcano continues to spew ashes across Europe.
Nearly a thousand years ago, an Austrian monk belonging to the Order of St. John named Johannes Friede allegedly foretold a number of events that would be signs of "the end times." Before his death in 1257 AD, Johannes made some startling predictions that could easily be applied to what we are seeing today.
"When the great time will come, in which mankind will face its last, hard trial, it will be foreshadowed by striking changes in nature; the alteration between cold and heat will become more intensive, storms will have more catastrophic effects, earthquakes will destroy greater regions and the seas will overflow many lowlands. Not all of it will be the result of natural causes, but man will penetrate into the bowels of the earth and will reach into the clouds, gambling with its own existence.