I Told You it Would Happen …

03 Jun
English: Marie Guyart Français : Marie de l'In...

Marie de l’Incarnation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An Indian girl heard a voice that predicted a great earthquake would happen in three days, and at five in the afternoon.  This girl told a nun, Mère Marie de l’Incarnation.  This was three days before the great Charlevoix, Quebec earthquake of 1663!

Update: directly from Heritage Toronto:

The Savages, as well as the French, had had presentiments of this fearful Earthquake. A young Algonquin girl, between Sixteen and seventeen years of age, named Catherine, – who has always lived a very innocent life; and who, indeed, owing to her extraordinary trust in the Cross of the Son of God, has been cured, as if by a miracle, of an illness from which she had been suffering for an entire Winter, without any hopes of recovery, – deposed with all sincerity that, on the night preceding the Earthquake, she saw herself with two other girls of her age and Nation mounting a great Stairway. At its top [22] was seen a beautiful Church, where the Blessed Virgin appeared with her Son, predicting to them that the earth would soon be shaken, trees would strike against one another, and rocks would be shattered, to the general consternation of all the people.

There are sites that discuss this event.  The first place I suggest is Wikipedia, and Natural Resources Canada, and then U.S. Geological Survey, and lastly, I highly suggest clicking your way to Heritage Toronto.


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16 responses to “I Told You it Would Happen …

  1. historicalwritings

    June 4, 2013 at 11:41 am

    An interesting account!

    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

      Your blog is something else — I mean, I really like it!


      • historicalwritings

        June 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm


  2. L. Marie

    June 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’ve heard about this nun!! Fascinating.

    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

      I did not, but I am amazed by her story …! 🙂

  3. weggieboy

    June 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Wow! Those descriptions of the event had to have set off a religious revival at the least. It sounded like it was especially disturbing for the duration.

    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

      Yes and I didn’t realize it, but that nun ended up being a Saint! Wow! 🙂

  4. seeker

    June 4, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Who was the little indian girl? Do you have stories about her? Thank you.

    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2013 at 9:48 am

      I will look a bit more and let you know! 🙂

    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

      There is not much about her, but I’ve updated my post. Her name was Catherine and she was an Algonquin, but I don’t know much more that at the moment. 🙂

      • seeker

        June 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

        Fair enough. I’m still here, ssshh…

        • tkmorin

          June 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

          [whisper] okay. I hope you are enjoying yourself! 🙂

  5. bernardoleonardchristopher

    June 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Damn! The picture of this nun is kinda scary looking,,,


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