Wow, this is incredible.
Taylor Marshall revealed today in a video he posted on YouTube (you can watch it at the end of this article) that he recently had a mystical vision about the current state of the Church.
First, if you don’t already know who he is: Marshall is a convert to Catholicism from Anglicanism (he was an Episcopalian priest), has been a long-time blogger, has a Ph.D. in philosophy, and now runs the New St. Thomas Institute, which offers online courses about the Catholic faith. He’s also married with 8 kids!
He’s been a leader in the online Catholic community in the English-speaking world for many years, so he certainly has a lot of credibility.
Now, here’s what he said happened:
“I was doing an examination of conscience before bed,” he explained, describing a common traditional Catholic practice, “and I was thinking on that point of being worried… about the Holy Catholic Church, Mother Church.
“And as I was, suddenly I saw this beautiful woman. She had blond hair, she was perfect, no wrinkles, no spots, and I immediately discerned that this was Holy Mother the Church.
“And she was writhing in pain. She was in a bed, there were sheets on her, and she was very sick. And I noticed that her breasts were engorged with milk, tons of milk. And there were babies and children crying out to her that were hungry. And she wanted to feed them, and she was upset, but she was so sick she could hardly sit up from her bed.
“And then I thought to myself, ‘Oh she’s poisoned, she doesn’t want to nurse the children because then she’ll give them the poison.’ And then there was this voice, it was like God or an angel, I don’t know, and it said, ‘No, the milk is still pure.‘
“And so I saw her there in all of her beauty, but so sick and struggling and loving those children and seeing all that milk stored up there. And I realized that the sacramental graces, the dogma, the doctrine, the morality, all of that in the Church is pure.
“There’s poison in the Church, the Church is hurting, there’s always been some poison in the Church. And Mother Church still loves us and Mother Church still wants to give us milk, and she will, but it’s a difficult time. But the milk is pure. The sacramental graces of Holy Mother Church is pure. She’s still beautiful, she’s still immaculate, there’s still nothing sinful, wrong, or broken with Mother Church. But there has been introduced something into her that is poisonous, and so she’s struggling a little bit.
“So we just need to love Mother Church, and we need to be fed by Mother Church, and be patient, and know that any incorruption that enters the Church does not affect the milk flow. The nutrition that Mother Church gives us is always pure, it’s always unadulterated, we can always trust that until the end of time.
“Hope that’s a comfort to you as it was for me. God bless, bye.”
Here’s the full video of him telling the story:
What do you make of his vision? Let us know in the comments!
[See also: 8 Questions with the Inimitable Taylor Marshall]