Why Fr. Michel Rodrigue? A Virtual Retreat

Regarding Priest, Exorcist, Founder and Superior General of The Apostolic Fraternity of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre (founded in 2012)

On April 23rd, 2020, Fr. Michel Rodrigue informed us that his bishop, Rev. Gilles Lemay, does not support Fr. Michel's messages; he stated to Fr. Michel, in writing, that he does not support the idea of "the Warning, the chastisements, the third World War, the Era of Peace, any construction of refuges, et cetera." Fr. Michel, wishing to remain obedient, has asked Countdown to the Kingdom to remove any mention on this website of his bishop's support of his messages, which we have done.

Please note that, although we now know that Bishop Lemay "does not support" Fr. Michel's messages, it remains true that the messages are nevertheless not condemned. There has been no formal inquiry into Fr. Michel’s locutions/visions etc. by the diocese and so, at this point, we are preserving them here on Countdown to The Kingdom because our position regarding them remains unchanged; we continue to find them important to be discerned by the Body of Christ since they constitute part of the “prophetic consensus” of seers all over the world. We will as always, however, fully submit to any formal declarations the Church may pronounce in the future. Also, no previous statements posted on this website were intended to imply that Fr. Michel's messages had his Bishop's explicit approval; only that Fr. Michel himself, as a priest in good standing, enjoyed the support of his Bishop. Fr. Michel’s statement that he “tells everything” to the Bishop does not, therefore, mean that the Bishop endorses any or all of Fr. Michel’s messages.


You're invited to go on a virtual retreat with Fr. Michel Rodrigue

The following has been compiled
by Christine Watkins

 

God the Father has allegedly given to Fr. Michel Rodrigue a startlingly detailed understanding of events to come and of how to prepare. (Read our Disclaimer on the homepage regarding discernment of all private revelation here). Please follow the texts and videos in the order they are presented in the posts below. You will be taken through pages of messages Fr. Michel has allegedly received from heaven, video and audio recordings of some of his talks from a California retreat (November 22-24, 2019), and synthesized writings of his lively presentations. I recommend that you take your time to discern. The content can be life-changing, if you allow it to be, and urgent, if you understand it. To move through this material in any other way may needlessly be a bit confusing, as each talk and message from heaven builds on the last.

All should be aware that Fr. Michel does not endorse the messages of other alleged seers (eg. John Leary, or the formally condemned messages of "Maria Divine Mercy" or the "Army of Mary.” See his signed statements here and here). Fr. Michel also does not advocate for survivalism (he has only encouraged having a few months of food on hand out of prudence that, likely, no one could argue with after COVID-19), nor does he instruct his listeners to go and build physical "refuges." He does say, however, that God has called certain people to build them, like Noah's Ark in his time. Erroneous statements about Fr. Rodrigue are present on the Internet and refuted in more detail here. For a reliable guide to what his teachings actually are, please refer to the words spoken by him, which you can listen to and read within this site's pages.

Let us begin . . . So who is Fr. Michel Rodrigue?

Taken from the best-selling book, The Warning: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience:

Fr. Michel Rodrigue is the founder and Abbott of a new fraternity approved by the Catholic Church: The Apostolic Fraternity of St. Benedict Joseph Labre in the diocese of Amos in Quebec, Canada (Fraternité Apostolique Saint Benoît-Joseph Labre). Born into a faithful Catholic family of twenty-three children, Michel grew up poor. His family lived on a small piece of farmland, where hard work and bumpy trips to Sunday Mass with multiple children on horseback kept his family alive in body and spirit.

Like St. Padre Pio and other chosen souls, God the Father began speaking to Michel at a tender age. “When I was three years old,” says Fr. Michel, “God began to speak to me, and we would have regular conversations. I remember sitting under a big tree behind our home on our family farm and asking God, ‘Who made this tree?’

"‘I did,’ God answered. And when He pronounced the word, ‘I,’ suddenly I was given a vast view of the Earth, the universe, and myself, and I understood that everything was made and held in existence by Him. I thought that everyone talked to God the Father. From age three to six, the Lord instructed me in the faith and gave me a thorough theological education. He also told me, when I was three, that I would be a priest.”

The Father gave Michel such a thorough education in theology that when he attended the Grand Seminary of Quebec after high school, he tested out of his classes with an A+. Michel subsequently studied psychology and areas of theology, such as mariology, pneumatology, the writings of the Church Fathers, and graduated with a doctorate in theology.

The new monastery under construction

After founding and managing a shelter for homeless youth, which offered them psychological and spiritual care, Michel Rodrigue was ordained a diocesan priest at the age of thirty. He served as a parish priest for five years in northern Ontario until his bishop discerned that his talents would be best utilized forming future clergy. Fr. Michel then became a Sulpician priest teaching theology at the Grand Seminary of Montreal.

On Christmas Eve, 2009, Fr. Michel’s priesthood took an extraordinary turn. He was awakened in the night by the presence of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, who stood by his bedside, shaking his shoulder to get his attention. Fr. Michel was awakened and heard the voice of God the Father say, “Stand.” So Fr. Michel stood up. “Go to the computer.” So he obeyed. “Listen and write.” That is when God began to dictate the entire constitution for a new fraternity for the Church, faster than Fr. Michel could type. He had to tell the Father to slow down!

Fr. Michel receiving the reliquary of St. Benedict Joseph Labre with a copy of his death mask

Then God suddenly whisked Fr. Michel into a mystical flight to the land in the Diocese of Amos, Quebec, where He wanted a monastery built, and showed him in detail the monastery’s design. The Father told Fr. Michel that he would be the founder of this monastery. He would start a new fraternity for the Church called Fraternité Apostolique Saint Benoît-Joseph Labre (The Apostolic Fraternity of St. Joseph Benedict Labre) in order to prepare priests for the future of the Catholic Church, along with a second branch for the lay consecrated and a third for families. Fr. Michel initially responded with feelings of panic, as his obligations were already overwhelming, but quickly realized that saying no to the Father wasn’t an option. Today the first of the two monastery buildings is now built, exactly as he was instructed, and he is currently in need of much support to have the second monastery completed by the due date the Father gave him: the end of summer, 2020.

On March 28, 2020, Fr. Michel wrote click here to read his entire letter of March 26, 2020 to those helping him to accomplish the Lord's project of the monastery for the Church of the future. In one letter, he writes:

. . . Notice the fact that all those who know the coming of Christ in grace in our time are sons and daughters of Mary, our Mother. We are chosen for a special role: to be obedient to the Holy Spirit and our Mother Mary and to stand ready and able to help our brothers and sisters step into the journey of the Church. . .

My dear people of God, we are now passing a test. The great events of purification will begin this fall. Be ready with the Rosary to disarm Satan and to protect our people. Make sure that you are in the state of grace by having made your general confession to a Catholic priest. The spiritual battle will begin. Remember these words: THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY WILL SEE GREAT THINGS!

—Dom Michel Rodrigue

(Note: when it comes to specific dates or times, such as above, we ask our readers to simply discern with us according to the Disclaimer on our homepage).

Fr. Michel holding the St. Benedict Joseph Labre reliquary after also receiving the certificate of its authenticity.

God has gifted Fr. Michel Rodrigue with extraordinary intellectual and spiritual gifts, such as healing, reading souls, a photographic memory (which lessened after many severe illnesses and eight heart attacks!), prophecy, locutions, and visions. He has a naturally joyful disposition and a ready laugh, while at the same time, a great seriousness concerning the things of God. He is an official exorcist of the Church, in addition to his duties as a seminary professor, hospital minister, parish priest, and most recently, as the founder and Superior General of the new Church fraternity in French-speaking Quebec. See the decree of approval for the Fraternity's constitution here, which is still in effect. Fr. Michel is also the rector of the Studium of St. Joseph, a program of canonically accredited courses in partnership between the Apostolic Fraternity of St. Benedict Joseph Labre and the Monastery of the Heart of Jesus in Chicoutimi. See the official diocesan statement of this partnership here. Fr. Michel's video introduction in his native French tongue of the school's pedagogy in the context of the New Evangelization can be found here, and the translation of his words, here .

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Our Lady, herself, has named Fr. Michel Rodrigue, “Apostle of the End Times.” Few, if any, have been given such thorough and helpful knowledge of the immediate future of our world. Fr. Michel therefore paints for us on a larger canvas, which reveals the interconnectedness and relevance of prophecies for our time, including those in Scripture. “Now, I understand! Now I see!” Say people who have heard Fr. Michel and who have previously sojourned into prophetic texts and emerged cross-eyed.

The words of Fr. Michel on this website are taken from recordings of his presentations. Some of his talks on the same subject have been combined into one, and in occasional places, the translation is not verbatim in order to use proper English grammar.

Messages from Fr. Michel Rodrigue

Statement on Fr. Michel Rodrigue

Statement on Fr. Michel Rodrigue

On April 23rd, 2020, Fr. Michel Rodrigue informed us that his bishop, Rev. Gilles Lemay, does not support Fr. Michel's...
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True and False Statements Regarding Fr. Michel Rodrigue

True and False Statements Regarding Fr. Michel Rodrigue

It is common, nowadays, that false information is spread on the Internet by well-meaning people. Not surprisingly, a few "statements"...
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PART 1: Fr. Michel Rodrigue: An Apostle of the End Times

PART 1: Fr. Michel Rodrigue: An Apostle of the End Times

Fr. Michel Rodrigue's life story: When Michel was three years old, God began to speak to him, and they would have regular conversations. . .
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PART 2: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Adventures in Medjugorje and Mary’s Main Messages

PART 2: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Adventures in Medjugorje and Mary’s Main Messages

Being a seminary professor well-versed in many fields, Fr. Michel Rodrigue didn’t believe in Medjugorje, until she appeared to him and guided him there.
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PART 3: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – “Mary Has Already Called the Apostle of the Last Times”

PART 3: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – “Mary Has Already Called the Apostle of the Last Times”

Together, I ask you to do everything you can to help My son, Michel, to build the monastery that will form the priests aware of the end times. . .
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PART 4: Fr. Michel Rodrigue Is Taken by St. Padre Pio to Heaven and Meets the Holy Family

PART 4: Fr. Michel Rodrigue Is Taken by St. Padre Pio to Heaven and Meets the Holy Family

God the Father: "I have said many times that I will protect My children during the days of tribulation and darkness."
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PART 5: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Warning, the Tribulation, and the Church Entering the Tomb

PART 5: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Warning, the Tribulation, and the Church Entering the Tomb

St. Michael the Archangel: "Today, more than ever, we pray with the Mother of God for the apostles of the last days to rise!"
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PART 6: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Matthew 24 in the Bible Speaks of Our Times

PART 6: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Matthew 24 in the Bible Speaks of Our Times

Fr. Michel shares the meaning of certain passages in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24, as they pertain to our times, the end times.
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PART 7: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Apocalyptic Scriptures of Advent Help Explain Events to Come

PART 7: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Apocalyptic Scriptures of Advent Help Explain Events to Come

God the Father: "Follow the daily readings of your Catholic liturgy, and you will understand many of My actions and many events to come."
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PART 8: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Holy Family: Protection from Fire Falling From the Sky

PART 8: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Holy Family: Protection from Fire Falling From the Sky

God the Father: "The chastisement from the sky will not hit the Christian families devoted to and protected by the Holy Family."
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PART 9: Fr. Michel Rodrigue vs. The Devil

PART 9: Fr. Michel Rodrigue vs. The Devil

Stories Fr. Michel Rodrigue has told of his battles with the devil and serious illness.
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PART 10: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Sin, Temptation, and the Coming Warning

PART 10: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Sin, Temptation, and the Coming Warning

God the Father: "My Son will be recognized the manifestation of His glory that will illuminate the sky, and no one will be able to escape it."
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PART 11: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Praying for Your Loved Ones

PART 11: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Praying for Your Loved Ones

speaks to those concerned about the salvation of loved ones.   Many ask me, “Father, my children. Father, my children.”...
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PART 12: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – After the Warning and World War III

PART 12: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – After the Warning and World War III

People will have to make a decision. The time of mercy will end, and the time of justice will begin.
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PART 13: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Time of the Refuges

PART 13: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – The Time of the Refuges

As soon as you have consecrated your land and your home, your refuge is now protected by the holy angel of the Lord.
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PART 14: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Message about Our Guardian Angels Who Will Help Us

PART 14: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Message about Our Guardian Angels Who Will Help Us

God the Father: "The time is now at your door, and only your guardian angel will guide you on the path to a refuge."
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PART 15: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Message from Our Lady of Knock

PART 15: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Message from Our Lady of Knock

Our Lady of Knock: "This [false] teaching belongs to Satan, who has infiltrated the mystical hierarchical Body of my Son on Earth."
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PART 16: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – How to Consecrate Your Home and Land as a Refuge

PART 16: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – How to Consecrate Your Home and Land as a Refuge

You will need exorcised water and exorcised salt, which are even more potent against the enemy than blessed water and blessed salt.
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Place a Consecrated Image of the Holy Family in Your Home

Place a Consecrated Image of the Holy Family in Your Home

Protection from Chastisement of Fire through the Holy Family...
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PART 17: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Messages in 2020. Pray the Rosary. False Signs and False Prophets Will Enter The Church.

PART 17: Fr. Michel Rodrigue – Messages in 2020. Pray the Rosary. False Signs and False Prophets Will Enter The Church.

The Blessed Mother: "False prophets will perform great signs under satanic power. This type of sign can only be for a time shorter than three days."
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