By Brian K. Kravec
It’s not a stretch to think that humanity is a hot mess. We live in an era in which “people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Even among the ranks of our dearest Catholic brothers and sisters, there are so many who “call evil good, and good evil, who change darkness to light, and light into darkness, who change bitter to sweet, and sweet to bitter” (Isaiah 5:20). The world is in need of a reset. That Divine reset is coming and it’s called the “Warning” or the “Illumination of Conscience”.
Through authentic accounts of saints and mystics of the Church, past and present, a captivating new book by Christine Watkins, THE WARNING: TESTIMONIES AND PROPHECIES OF THE ILLUMINATION OF CONSCIENCE, offers the world the most thorough understanding to date of this critical moment in human history when every person alive will see their soul in the light of divine truth.
Rampant sin, corruption of the human race, violence, and increase of wickedness resulted in the total destruction and purification of the world with the great flood and later, the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah with sulfur and fire. In our time, not at all unlike the times of Noah and Abraham, God is sending the Warning — perhaps the greatest act of mercy in the history of the world — to illuminate and remedy the darkened conscience of the world so as to set humanity on the path of deliverance and healing.
“The maturity of conscience, most difficult to evaluate today, is the discernment between evil and good. Humanity has performed so many evil deeds that its conscience is now darkened by sin. We will need a terrible warning, and many will refuse to listen—a terrible warning. Most people will not heed it, but it will be essential to replace the moral order. Many have lived using their freedom for every kind of pleasure, and they are under the gaze of our God; but this judgment will be direct—at the same time, with His tenderness—and they will be forced to recognize their sin and to separate their sin from their goodness. This time, the sins of the world will be revealed.” – Saint Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)
The prophecies of the Warning, effectively gathered and presented in the book, have come through many saints and mystics of different ages, times, and places, including St. Pope Pius IX, St. Pope Paul VI, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, and Servant of God, Maria Esperanza.
Jesus to St. Faustina: “Write this: before I come as the Just Judge, I come as the King of Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, this sign in the sky will be given to mankind. All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the Cross will be seen in the sky, and from the holes where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth a brilliant light, which will illuminate the Earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day.” (Diary #83)
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Bishop Gavin Ashenden, Chaplain to the Queen of England (2008-2017), comments in his foreword, “Every so often a book falls into one’s hands that is particularly powerful in unveiling the mystery and power of God’s purpose for his Church today, and this is one such.” At a time in our country and our world when many perceive and worry over humanity’s moral and spiritual decline, saints and mystics from the 16th century through the present day assure us that God has planned a coming Day of Mercy in order to correct the conscience of the world.
“Christine Watkins has done a tremendous work…invaluable and timely” says Mark Mallet.
“Inspirational…I highly recommend it,” says Fr. John Struzzo. “The most thorough understanding of The Warning that I have every read.”
Monsignor Ralph J. Chieffo urges, “Read this prophetic book and believe.”
Dr. Mark Miravalle, one of the world’s preeminent Marian theologians, writes, “The Warning should be widely read and discerned seriously with an open mind.”
“The Warning is a fascinating book that deals with a rarely discussed and immensely important subject in the history of Christian mysticism: the illumination of conscience. . . The powerful stories of this beautiful work can illuminate the minds and souls of many in their search for answers, offering them the gift of truth.“ (Deacon Brother Daniel Klimek, T.O.R.)
Not only does The Warning substantiate an event of monumental importance, which appears to be on the horizon of time, but it also carries the reader through compelling testimonies of those who have already experienced it personally and against their will. The book culminates in the spell-binding story of Marino Restrepo, hailed as a St. Paul for our century. Formerly a well-to-do Hollywood music producer who sank into serious sin and the New Age movement, he endured a torturous kidnapping by Colombian guerilla rebels for over half a year, during which he experienced an illumination of conscience. In addition, he received a unique gift of infused knowledge of divine matters, which he has been sharing with the world since 1999 with the full approval of his bishop.
[resources: The Warning: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience and Michael Brown retreats: Florida and North Carolina]