“There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot. During these three days, people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy. All the enemies of the Church, whether known or unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of a few whom God will soon convert. The air shall be infected by demons who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms.”
Blessed Maria Ann Taigi
In the culminating moments of the Minor Chastisement, a darkness overcame Terra. Chaos ensued for the next three days as billions died, slain by supernatural forces. By nightfall of the third day, the survivors gathered in horror as bodies lay unburied by up to the millions in some places. The prophesied Three Days of Darkness had ended.
Many saints and mystics have written about three days when darkness engulfs the earth.
Journals recovered from around Terra agree that the beginning of the three days were localized. A few hours after sunrise, all light suddenly faded. Those who had knowledge of the prophecy beforehand immediately took shelter and lit their blessed candles. A few unfortunate ones who stayed outside were slain immediaely. Anyone who failed to heed the warning followed suit. Medical autopsies failed to determine how the fallen died for remaining bodies were unrecognizable. All survivors kept in their shelters until nightfall of the third day. All journals recovered so far show that the survivors prayed the rosary, with breaks in-between mysteries. Those with functioning clocks prayed the Divine Office at alotted times. Anyone who looked outside was slain immediately, as some unfortunate survivors detailed. Most survivors were either Catholic or Orthodox, with the remainder converting afterwards.
The three days coincided with the Great Monarch’s victory over the Russian invaders of Germany. With the loss of human life sustained, the peoples of Europe clamored the Great Monarch’s ascension, marking a return to pre-Westphalian political structures after centuries.