A Vision Received by a Charismatic Catholic
Priest during the International Catholic
Charismatic Congress in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome,
"...Peculiar. I had expected to be overawed
or happy at the sight of the Pope and in this grand Basilica
among the mass of people to be swept along by the applause,
shouts and choirs of joy; to be deeply touched even by the
prophetic pictures announcing disruptions and persecutions.
Because that such would have to be said, seemed quite normal
to me. But now I was plainly and simply happy to be able to
so wonderfully feel the living and glowing presence of the
Holy Spirit - nothing more. Within me was deepest peace and
I was in full charge of my neutral capabilities and was
completely indifferent towards this immense demonstration of
greatness. I was suffused by bliss, which I could not
categorize, as if everything was self-evident and the
unusual was non-existent. I saw and felt that only the
natural was genuine and everything unusual is
"In the evening we traveled back by train
and continued to pray in brotherly joy. Our compartments
were connected through loudspeakers...
"I felt myself drawn upwards as if I was about to leave
this earth and rise into the air. This feeling of being
lifted came from a steady living movement that continued for
about three hours. I again saw the masses of people: from
the most insignificant unknown to the priests, bishops,
cardinals and the Pope. I saw the Pope, his surroundings and
everything that is organized around his person - this whole
ceremonial. Then my field of vision widened over far
extended parts of the earth and I saw the human organization
of the church in the world.
"I had the impression that the church had
formed as a religion, like a human society, which impedes
the entrance to a godly life. The entanglement through the
many personal thoughts and the countless theatrical and
artificial attitudes - which seemed more like a farce - I
saw as the cause of this impediment; it was suddenly before
my eyes that Jesus could never have lived in this way and
could never have intended things to be like this. It was if
the life of Jesus and of what was expected of us had been
too simple, although Jesus had already opened the gates for
us and given us the possibility to enter the kingdom of God,
into a completely enveloping light-flood of Divine Love. I
saw that it would actually suffice to be conscious of the
existence of this unique one, whom after all we are seeking
with our whole soul - because in reality we have been
created for him; and that we should open our hearts for him
in deepest honesty, by turning away from all the rest, so
that he might fill us and bring us to live constantly and
naturally with him.
"The spirit showed me that everything that
had been erected artificially in the world and in the church
and which at present is used as a social, political,
economical, human, ecclesiastical or religious back up,
would suddenly collapse and disappear like smoke. Only the
natural and self-evident life in God will continue to exist.
I saw the Pope together with today's face of the church, of
society and of the world disappear. The entire old world
dissolved itself with amazing speed.
"An emptiness opened up - as if something
was being ignored. The impression arose in the aftermath of
a short but very painful time, of which I perceived nothing
though. As if the earth had gone through a gigantic sieve,
had been rattled and shaken, as if it had suffered through
huge, hitherto unknown cramps and convulsions, in this way
painfully seeking the kingdom of God, which it finally also
found after most severe sorrows. As if a purifying release
had taken place, which alone made God's reign possible and
presented the human beings with a life only supported by
"The world appeared to me as if renewed from
the bottom up. How much had changed on earth! I took in the
newly arisen and harmonious Nature that was filled with an
unbelievable peace. There was no longer an imbalance among
the elements. The flora was beautiful and permeated by
bustling life, finally freed from every disturbance that had
earlier thrown it out of balance and devastated it. The
plants, earth, forests, clouds and heaven married up in an
indescribable harmony. The animals were no longer wild and
nourished themselves from the grasses. The air was pure and
good to breathe, the earth-enveloping atmosphere clear and
transparent. It was at the same time a spiritual layer.
Nature was permeated and pervaded by the overflowing spirit
of God as if with a gentle warmth. The Holy Spirit glowed
through everything; His active presence was perceivable as a
tender, pleasant streaming of life and love pulsing through
everything. Constant bliss and never ending deepest
experiencing. Truly: a new heaven and a new earth.
Noticeable was, that only very few people still lived on
earth. The great conurbations and industrial centers had
disappeared, large gatherings of people and materialism had
passed; they no longer had any right to exist. The human
beings lived connected to God and Nature. Their whole being
perceived the presence of God and they breathed his
proximity. Their breathing was a continual prayer. By
inhaling the oxygen-giving air they received their existence
from God. By exhaling they gratefully gave back to him from
their very being. Joy and a constant quiet and blissful
gratitude filled them. They were familiar with the Holy
Spirit. Their abilities absorbed him and were permeated by
him. Their spiritual, intellectual and physical qualities
flourished and were perfectly balanced, without the
slightest unevenness. Their spirit was constantly and
effortlessly engrossed in God: This state was relaxing for
them; nothing could any longer darken or slow down their
intelligence. In striding onwards they received bit by bit
an understanding of all things, meeting their needs at that
time ...their intelligence was lively, quick, thorough and
mobile, it swung in harmonious accord with the Will of God.
They mastered everything in the right way.
"Their inter-human relations were carried by
a constant love. This love was the stream of the Holy Spirit
flooding through them, which they passed on from one to the
other. Every gesture, every glance, every word passed on
some of this stream of love. One became the others living
sacrament. The waves of this love were visibly and
noticeably streaming out of them. It presented spiritual joy
to those whom it was meant for, because it vibrated through
their entire being. They kept nothing back, everything was
returned to God.
"I could for instance see some of them at table. They
spoke very little thereby although great joy erupted at
times. Their mealtimes were like true Eucharists; an end had
been put to heathen mealtimes. It was beautiful and simple!
In the families the love was noticeably great. The children
were happy and the people lived in a heartfelt attachment
through this stream that enlivened everybody, which again
unified them with each other. They trusted each other.
"They lived from their produce and their
agriculture. It was astonishing to see them work. No longer
any racing after profit. They worked much on the soil and
did not become tired thereby. This work filled them with
purest joy. When they ploughed a field they did not do one
hand's turn too much, nor too little. Their whole thinking
and being was turned towards God also during their work,
moved itself in this spirit-filled atmosphere, breathing
God's spirit. In the execution of their profession and in
the harmonious discharge of their duties their natural
talents were able to unfold to the highest blossoming and
that gave them joy, to the honor of God. When sowing they
were never worried about the harvest or the vagaries of the
weather, because they were always quickly receiving far
beyond their expectations. Nature was extremely fruitful.
They kept no stores but nourished themselves only from what
the soil gave them. They were good looking and strong. The
consumer society no longer existed, they also no longer
produced for other, unknown people. It was the same with
building. They built only for themselves, and their houses
fitted well into Nature, as if they had risen from the soil.
The dwellings combined to small villages, separated from
"There were no longer any diseases and also
no suffering - because the people bowed to the Holy Spirit,
virtually bathing in it. They became very old.
"I saw nobody die, but had the clear
impression based on this way of living, that death was no
longer something arduous, but rather a joyful and uplifting,
hope filled transformation ...like the development of a
caterpillar perhaps, that becomes a pupae, to eventually
unfold himself as a butterfly.
"The people were naturally living in
simplicity, peace and harmony ...and in accord with God.
Through his help and through their personal commitment they
had been forgiven from injustice. They had convalesced in
holiness. The kingdom of Jesus was tangible. The Holy Spirit
could freely unfold the talents of the people in favor of
this joining together, thereby leading Creation to its
actual destination and to its final and glorious unfolding.
Evil powers and spirits, who once besieged the air space
with Satan, had been expelled from this spiritual sphere.
They no longer had any influence - because the people were
swinging with nature in the Will of God.
"Deeply impressive was the joy of these
people, to be allowed to live on earth while looking up to
God. Their entire being was so filled up, that they could no
longer think about the past. They would not have been in any
position to do so. The memories of their past, the wounds of
their recollections, had completely healed over. The godless
intention of a life of building a world without regard to
His Will, and the entire history of the earthly past as well
as the old face of the church had wholly and fully
disappeared. Not even a memory of it was there any longer -
because the people lived for the present, furthering
Creation and turned to God ...For them there was no past.
They also planned no longer for the future, which no longer
existed, because they were certain to be striding towards
God's eternal and perfect kingdom, which would spread all
over the entire Creation. They lived most intensely in the
present. They lived it in striding onwards. It was also not
a present time as we understand it, it was a blissful
existence which developed and unfolded in the Spirit of
"Such is the end of all the times: quite
easy to describe, once one has seen and experienced it.
Because it was not just seen but most deeply experienced; I
was no longer aware of the past, because it was as if during
this vision it had disappeared. To form plans was likewise
impossible in this state, because I submerged myself to such
an extent in the joy of a God-proximity, saw the kingdom of
God roll out now at last and saw His Will being fulfilled in
heaven as well as on earth."