By Emmett O’Regan, http://unveilingtheapocalypse.blogspot.com/, September 20, 2021
A lot of people have been contacting me recently, to ask my thoughts on the recent eruption of Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands, on 19th Sept, 2021 – the feast of Our Lady of La Salette. Some are worried that this could potentially result in the cataclysm that Sr. Lucia seen in a vision, during an apparition of Our Lady in 1944. It was during this apparition that the Blessed Virgin instructed Sr. Lucia to write down the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima. During a recent podcast with Fr. Richard Heilman and Doug Barry, I tried to explain how I’m not expecting the catastrophe seen in Sr. Lucia’s 1944 apparition anytime soon, because of the significance of the katēchon of 2Thes 2:6-7 – the “restraining force” which holds back the appearance of the Antichrist. See around the 41 minute at this link: The Katechon and the Binding of Satan .
In my book Unveiling the Apocalypse: The Final Passover of the Church, I argue that Sr. Lucia’s vision of the angel touching the earth with a flaming lance is connected with the eschatological earthquake described in Rev 16:
The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. (Rev 16:17-19)
I felt my spirit flooded by a light-filled mystery which is God and in Him I saw and heard: the point of the flame-like lance which detaches, touches the axis of the earth and it [the earth] shakes: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried. The sea, rivers and clouds leave their bounds, they overflow, flood and drag with them into a whirlpool, houses and people in a number unable to be counted; it is the purification of the world from the sin it is immersed in. Hatred, ambition, cause destructive wars
(Sr. Lucia, Tuy, 1944. See Sr. Lucia’s official biography by the Carmelites of Coimbra – A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary)
The event seen by Sr. Lucia in her 1944 Tuy apparition is specifically connected with the fall of “Babylon”, which is symbolized by an angel throwing a millstone into the sea in Rev 18:21:
Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: “With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.”
This scriptural passage is in turn associated with the “great mountain, burning with fire” which St. John seen being thrown into the sea in Rev 8:8. In my book, I attempt to demonstrate that this burning mountain is closely associated with the seven burning mountains described in the Book of Enoch, which are identified with the Canary Islands. (See the blog post The Seven Burning Mountains of Enoch and the Canary Islands for further details).