In 1917 Freemasons Marched in Rome to the Vatican, Singing Songs to Satan

"Some of their banners carried the inscription: 'Satan will rule in the Vatican and the Pope will be his slave.'"

Originally appeared at: Life Site News

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I’m going to share with you the largely unknown strategy to fight this Communist dictatorship of the whole world. This war plan identifies and targets the weakest links in the chain which allow for exploitation.

It is the strategy that Maximilian Kolbe saw would lead to the defeat of these same forces when he witnessed their first victory march in 1917. The tactics that I’m about to lay out here make sense, are doable and are assured to lead to victory. 

The Bicentenary of Masonry and Maximilian Kolbe 

In 1917 — on the eve of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia — Maximilian Kolbe was in Rome as a theology student, at the famous Gregorian University.  

Now, 1917 marked the 200th anniversary of Freemasonry, and the masons were out in force in Rome, to celebrate. Their presence in the Eternal City was public, and flagrant. Banners, posters and leaflets were everywhere. 

The young Friar saw, with his own eyes — and recorded the events in his notebooks — blasphemous processions of masons to the Vatican, with the masons singing songs in honor of Satan.

Some of their banners carried the inscription: “Satan will rule in the Vatican and the Pope will be his slave.”

Let’s hear the account of Maximilian himself: 

“… Freemasonry in Rome appeared more and more in public and unfurled in plain view of the Vatican windows their banners, depicting St. Michael the Archangel trampled and defeated by Lucifer, and distributed leaflets reviling the Holy Father.” 

So much for a secret society! And so much for a non-religious organization of free-thinkers. It was as if these enemies of the Church of Christ sensed that they were on the cusp of a great victory, and allowed the mask to slip.

And in a sense, they have indeed achieved a great victory. We have just marked the anniversary of the First World War, where the flower of Europe’s youth were sent to kill each other in the battle fields, and the world has still not really recovered from the social effects of this.

At the same time, as I already mentioned, the Russian Revolutionaries overthrew the Christian Tsar, murdered all of his family (even the children), and installed an anti-God, anti-human Communist regime guilty of the deaths of millions.

The Catholic religion and the name of Jesus Christ was progressively removed from social life and the public square as it is today, to the point that many of us now have to beg our overlords for toleration and exemptions to even continue existing.

And what can we say of those words recorded by Maximilian Kolbe at the time, “Satan will rule in the Vatican and the Pope will be his slave”? 

“This mortal hatred of the Church, of Christ and of his Vicar,” said Maximilian Kolbe, “proceeds from the principle of Freemasonry: the destruction of all religion, but especially the Catholic religion. All over the world the scattered cells of this Mafia strive in the most varied ways, more or less visibly, to reach the same goal. In doing so, it makes use of a whole horde of associations with various names and purposes, which under its influence still spread religious indifference and weaken morality.”

The ideals of freemasonry — the ideals of the French Revolution — of secularized liberty, equality and fraternity, detached from God: These are now the very air that we breathe in our societies.

At least, they were until very recently — they have been around long enough to demoralize the once-Christian nations, and make us all worldly and complacent. But now, it seems that they have achieved their purpose, and the mirage of these noble-sounding ideals is collapsing into totalitarianism and revolution. 

Maximilian’s Response 

So what shall we do? What can we do? What did Maximilian Kolbe do, seeing this march of near-triumph in the holy city of Rome? 

Well, seeing these celebrations and process in Rome, he wrote: 

Is it possible that our enemies must carry on their work to the point of taking over, and that we remain idle, or, at the most, just pray without taking any action: Do we not have weapons more powerful than theirs — the protection of Heaven and of the Immaculate Virgin? The Immaculate and undefeated Queen who fights off every heresy will not give the field over to the enemy that is raising his head again; if she finds servants who are faithful and docile to her orders, she will win new victories greater than we would imagine.

“The idea occurred to me,” he wrote, “to found an association to fight against Freemasonry and the other servants of Lucifer.” 

There are various facets to this organization, some of them active and others more spiritual — but at its heart is total consecration to the Immaculate Virgin, and prayer for the freemasons. 

Prayer for our enemies 

We all know that we have a Christian duty to love and pray for our enemies. Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us: “Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you.”

St. Paul takes up the same teaching: 

Do not render evil for evil … If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men. Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. But if the enemy be hungry, give him to eat; if he thirst, give him to drink.” (Romans 12)

So should we be pacifists and wait for this Revolution to destroy us?

Well, St. Paul immediately tells us that by this love (and by extension prayer) for our enemies, through this, “thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. Be not overcome by evil: but overcome evil by good.” 

Maximilian Kolbe has the same idea: The enemies of God are conquered and destroyed, not through violence, but through grace, and by being converted. They are changed into fellow servants and children of God, through the grace of Christ, and the power of the Immaculate Virgin, who crushes the serpent’s head and destroys all heresies and error. 

Their success is not guaranteed 

Here is the reality of things. We are in the midst of a global revolution progressing apace, with apparently little standing in its way. Many attribute this to the dark powers of hell, and are sure that those imposing this revolution are following and are assisted by demons.  

But even if this is true — and it certainly looks like it, for all sorts of reasons — the people actually imposing it are human beings — flesh and blood — like you and me. A revolution certainly only needs a small number of very dedicated men — and perhaps we could concede that those men are almost irredeemable (although nothing is impossible to God). 

But the imposition of this revolution also requires a larger number of men who are less dedicated. These people need to be kept in line by their wicked masters, whether by threats or promises. But they are “moving parts,” and they have families, friends and memories of how life was.  

It is just not possible for the forces of evil to have complete assurance that these men, whom they do not “own” like they might own others, will continue to co-operate in this insane, ugly, anti-human, and anti-Christ revolution. 

Demons don’t change their minds. Humans do. Humans have a breaking point, at which they say: “Enough.” And with the power of grace, obtained through our prayer and action, they will. 

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. As more and more people suffer from the effects of these vaccines, these lockdowns, this emerging apartheid — as more and more people realize that they are always just one booster away from being counted as unclean and unvaccinated — as the families of the enforcers begin to suffer and become divided themselves, as they find themselves arresting, fining, imprisoning, injecting, or even killing other people just like them — that breaking point comes closer and closer.

Can we really say that the powers of evil are in control of these things?  No, we cannot. Their success is not guaranteed. 

And indeed we do not even need to despair of the most villainous characters in this terrible play. Who would have thought that the brutal Saul of Tarsus would become St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles? God may do stranger things yet. 

Each breath they take, each beat of their hearts, these things are only possible because Almighty God allows them and sustains these wicked men in being. They think that they are so powerful, but they only continue to exist for the greater glory of God, and because he wills it. They too are humans: hardened to grace, definitely — but let’s just say their immunity to grace is about as safe and effective as their so-called vaccines.  


So we must PRAY. We have seen that our Lord wants us to make reparation for the blasphemies offered to him, for which this communist tyranny is a punishment.

Let us pray for those who do not have recourse to our Lady, “especially the freemasons,” and we can add to that the wicked architects of this revolution.

I want to end with the words of, by then a priest, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe — who gives us the authentic image of a Knight of the Immaculate. 

He does not narrowly confine his heart to himself, nor to his family, to his close relations, friends, and countrymen, but he takes the whole world into it, each and every person, because all without exception have been redeemed with the Blood of Jesus Christ, all of them are our brethren. He wishes all true happiness, enlightenment through the light of faith, cleansing from sins, and a heart burning with love for God, an unbounded love. The happiness of all mankind in God through the Immaculata — that is his dream.

There are all sorts of actions that we can take to protect our families, our children, our nations and the Church in these dark times — but without Christ, we can do nothing. We must start with him, making reparation for the blasphemies of mankind, and praying that he convert the hearts of the wicked men who have allowed themselves to be the slaves of Satan.

In the end, Our Lady will triumph, and she will crush the head of the serpent and all those who make up his anti-Church. They have already lost, and we have already won. The supreme act of love — and what may help us the most — is to save these wicked men from their fates by our prayers.

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