Was Pope Leo XIII An Eavesdropper?

Was Pope Leo XIII An Eavesdropper?

I’m asked, fairly frequently, what I think about the claim that Pope Leo XIII overheard a conversation between God and Satan, where God more or less agreed to let Satan loose on the world for 100 years or so.  I’ve always been sceptical about that alleged conversation – but something surely prompted the Pope to initiate that wonderful exorcism Prayer of St Michael to be recited at the end of every Low Mass, and the “vision” is convincing.  I’ve no problem believing that claim so watch this short video and tell us if you agree..,

Comments (11)

  • crofterlady

    Yes, I think that Pope Leo definitely had that vision and was so afraid of what he saw / heard that he initiated the recital of the St. Michael prayer at the end of every Low Mass. (interesting that the present pope should stop it). The bit I find hard to accept is that God would actually remove His protection from the Church and its members to allow satan to run riot. Marshall Taylor’s account seems well researched but I’m not clear what he meant as the conclusion. I look forward to other bloggers opinions on this.

    November 22, 2021 at 2:29 pm
    • editor


      I don’t think Francis stopped the Prayer to St Michael at the end of Low Masses. I think it probably just ended when the novus ordo was introduced, although I’m open to being corrected on that. Let “he who dares” try it πŸ˜€

      November 22, 2021 at 11:47 pm
      • RCAVictor


        I agree (mark this day in your calendar!), I think the St. Michael Prayer was suppressed in 1964, during the first wave of Vatican II changes called Instructio Prima.

        November 23, 2021 at 2:42 am
  • Michaela


    I agree with you. I have no problem believing the vision, but the idea that God allowed it as a kind of heightened “test”, no, I can’t see that at all. I don’t think Pope Leo claimed that, Taylor Marshall seems to have made this his own interpretation. Somehow, I think the Pope has just seen horrendous things coming as a result of Satanic influence and others have put their own interpretation (and maybe embellishments) on it.

    November 22, 2021 at 3:05 pm
  • Athanasius

    There is no question in my mind that Pope Leo XIII did experience this vision and wrote the prayer to St. Michael in response, which he obligated upon the entire Church for recitation after every low Mass. What the Pope saw and heard, and there is no doubt that he would have heard a dialogue of some kind, is perfectly in line with what we know about the last times of the world as revealed by Our Lady at Quito and Fatima, whose Third Secret, said Sister Lucy, is contained in Apocalypse chapters 8-13, wherein we find a description of the dragon’s tail dragging a third of the stars of heaven down to earth. This is generally understood to refer to a great apostasy within the clerical ranks of the Church, all ranks, by which huge numbers will lose the faith and turn to heresy.

    Interstingly, Pope St. Pius X warned of this impending tragedy when he wrote his Encyclical exposing the demonic source of Modernism. This great Pope specified that the danger existed within the clerical ranks more than anywhere else, specifically declaring that they spread their poison into the very veins of the Mystical Body by reason of their closer union through ordination. This is why Pope St. Pius X introduced a mandatory anti-Modernist oath, to be taken by every newly ordained priest from that day forward, an oath the Modernists abolished immediately after Vatican II, the great Modernist Council.

    The year 1960 mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima in relation to the Third Secret is very significant here since it was in that year that preparations were being made for the forthcoming Council, a Council that Paul VI would sum up at the end as “humanist” in nature. This same Pope, failing to make the connection, shortly afterwards spoke of the “smoke of Satan” having entered the Church, by which he meant the Church universal.

    Never before in history had Satan gained a foothold within the entire universal Church. He had troubled the Church with internal heresies in this region or that, or through bad monarchs persecuting the Church in one country or another, but never had he penetrated right into the Sanctuary through fallen priests and prelates across the entire world. This is what we have seen unfold since Vatican II and it is why they refuse categorically to obey Our Lady’s simple request for a consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart as the means to finally put a stop to it. They are beguiled by Satan and his lying narrative that Churchmen have it within their power to sort out the problems in the Church and the world through his suggested plans of ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue, the climate doctrine, the COVID doctrine and so many other new doctrines of Masonic and Communist origin that promise a humanist paradise on earth, “our common home”, to quote Pope Francis.

    Oh yes, Satan has been allowed a lot of slack on his leash for a very long time, as have a great number of demons, and the devastation wrought in the Church and across the globe is there for all to witness. When the Church is silenced in her divine truths, as she has been by successive Modernist hierarchies since the Council, the way is cleared for Satan to lay siege to the entire world, which is exactly why our once Christian cultures are now completely culturally Marxist and Masonic. The world is upside down. What was once beautiful and good is now considered ugly and bad while all that is truly evil and hideous flourishes. The errors of Russia truly have spread throughout the world, just as Our Lady predicted, and Communist China’s brutal accession to global dominance through COVID is the warning that Satan is now racing along because he knows his time is running out. The evils manifesting in the world over just the past couple of years are at such a pace now that we know for sure that the divine intervention is coming very soon.

    Our Lady has promised that her Immaculate Heart will triumph; that the Pope and bishops of the world will make that consecration she requested and that a time of holy peace will be granted the world. How this will come about is known only to God, but come about it most certainly will, and very soon. In the meantime, we need to think of all the evils and tragedies the world has experienced since the Pope and bishops first decided that Our Lady asked something too simplistic of them and that they knew better with their Pastoral Council. Think of all the abortions, for example, or the souls fallen into Hell by immorality in the period since this first refusal back in the 1960s. Think of the wars, murders and other human atrocities that could all have been avoided if only the Pope and bishops had demonstrated childlike faith in Our Lady’s promise and submitted in humility to her request with confidence in her. How will they justify this snubbing of the heavenly Mother before the Divine Master at their judgment. It’s actually terrifying to think about it!

    November 22, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    • Marinaio

      Well said, Athanasius,
      As I read through your posting, I was reminded of those who insist that we should not over-react to the current crisis because, as they say, the Church has been through bad, or even worse, times before. It was in last week’s thread on Church Militant that someone (perhaps it was our Editor) commented that Mr. Voris started off his talk in Scotland years ago with that contention — that the Church has survived worse before.
      But I do not agree with Michael Voris on just about anything, and certainly not on this. I am not impressed by anyone who tells me: “Don’t worry, the Church has been through worse.” No, this crisis is different. To paraphrase St. Jerome (or was it St. Hilary?) “The world groaned and found itself Modernist” in 1965. He was speaking of Arianism; but look around us at this Devastated Vineyard, as Dietrich von Hildebrand called it. Just the events surrounding the papal conclave of 1903 are nearly incredible — that Emperor Franz Joseph asserted his right to veto Cardinal Mariano Rampolla — a genuine progressive for his time! Fortunately, Cardinal Sarto prevailed and became Pope St. Pius X.
      I contend that we are living through the worst crisis the Church has ever seen, for so many priests, bishops, and cardinals — and Francis as well — have lost their sensus fidei. Perhaps the abomination of desolation, or at least a lead-up to it?

      November 22, 2021 at 9:22 pm
      • Athanasius


        I completely agree with your observation, as you will no doubt have gathered from my own observation. The Church has NEVER seen a crisis like this one in her 2000 year sacred history. This is apostasy from the faith on a universal scale and a universal manifestation of evil such as Our Lord describes in Matthew 24 as reserved for the last times. There is no precedent for what we are living through today.

        November 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm
      • editor

        Athanasius, and Marinaio,

        This crisis is unique because the apostasy comes from the very top. We have had a succession of popes in the modernist era who have flirted with ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue to the point where we saw nothing more than a few shrugged shoulders when Francis permitted the worship of a pagan goddess inside the Vatican.

        Athanasius is on the button when he says that “there is no precedent for what we are living through today.”

        And that’s without tasting my home-made pancakes πŸ˜€ Sometimes they contain sugar, other times not, sometimes I forget the egg, sometimes not… Occasionally I remember to add milk, not always… You’ll get my drift πŸ˜€

        November 22, 2021 at 11:55 pm
  • editor


    “To paraphrase St. Jerome (or was it St. Hilary?) β€œThe world groaned and found itself Modernist” in 1965.

    I think St Jerome and St Hilary were earlier than 1965… πŸ˜€ Couldn’t resist! I’ve just checked and St Jerome is the culprit πŸ˜€

    And yes, I heard Voris open his talk in Scotland with that nonsense about this being just one more crisis, blah blah.

    I switched off immediately and spent the rest of the evening planning what to do with my lottery win when it ambled along. I often make those plans. One of these days I’ll remember to buy a ticket πŸ˜€

    November 22, 2021 at 11:15 pm
  • RCAVictor

    There is a very interesting book about this written by Kevin Symonds, Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael.


    Some claim that the Pope had this vision on October 13,1884, which, if true, is yet another Fatima connection.

    November 23, 2021 at 2:33 am
    • Josephine

      RCA Victor,

      That would make this vision of Leo XIII even more interesting, a Fatima connection.

      I found the Taylor Marshall video on this fascinating and it seems obvious that the Pope saw something terrifying to make the Pope write that prayer and rule that it should be prayed at the end of every Mass. Yes, something definitely was seen, and maybe heard, by Pope Leo.

      The fact that the St Michael prayer was the first thing to go after Vatican II, tells us all we need to know about who was behind that Council, which had such diabolical fruits.

      November 23, 2021 at 7:58 pm

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