St. Edward died in 1066, yet he accurately prophesied England’s departure from the Catholic faith which would come to happen in the early 1500’s – around 500 years after this prophecy was recorded – when Martin Luther established his 95 theses.
“The extreme corruption and wickedness of the English nation has provoked the just anger of God. When malice shall have reached the fullness of its measure, God will, in his wrath, send to the English people wicked spirits, who will punish and afflict them with great severity, by separating the green tree from its parent stem the length of three furlongs. But at last this same tree, through the compassionate mercy of God, and without any national assistance, shall return to its original root, reflourish, and bear abundant fruit.”
NOTE: St. Edward speaks of England, the “green tree,” being separated from its “parent stem,” an obvious allusion to Roman Catholicism. Through the intercession of God, most likely at the same point in time as other prophecies foretell of when the entire world will become Catholic, England will depart from Protestantism and once again embrace its Catholic heritage.
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