The Washington Post reports:
On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder. Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people, crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to the Carolinas, will stand in America looking up at the sky.
It’s easy to understand why many people will view this as an act of God.
The total solar eclipse that will cross America this summer — an event that last happened 99 years ago — will be an important moment for scientific observers and a massive nationwide spectator event. It will also, for many people of faith, be evidence of God’s majesty — and even, to a few, a harbinger of the coming end of the world. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: So in this 100th anniversary year of Our Lady's apparitions at Fatima, this is rather interesting. In 1689 Our Lord made it known to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque that the king of France was to consecrate his country to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, if France were to survive. The king failed to do so; and in 1789--one hudred years later--an evil revolution beheaded the king of France and executed the ‘eldest daughter of the Catholic Church’. Though France recovered from that bloody revolution against altar and throne, the Church in France never did.
So one hundred years ago Our Lady appeared at Fatima, and, over the course of the next few years, it became known that she'd instructed the Sr. Lucia of Fatima to tell the Holy Father to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Several attempts were made by various popes, but the consecration of Russia, by a pope united with the bishops of the world, never happened.
Our Lady still waits for the consecration, and the hundred years are up.
Wear those scapulars, pray those beads--you never know. This madness can't go on much longer.