from AbundantHope Website
If you haven't then you are not alone. Many people know that Mary Magdalene fled to the South of France with her children and followers after the staged death of her husband, Jesus.
From there she and her band of followers were forced to flee France and were eventually known as Waldensians.
These Waldensians organized themselves along the line of the New Testament, spreading seeds of thought that fueled the 16th Century Reformation. In fact, many credit the Waldensians as being the "Mother of the Protestant Reformation."
Yet you have probably never even heard
of them!! Why not?
Sacho admits that the Waldensians
flourished at least 500 years before the time of Peter Waldo, who
later was credited by the
Roman Catholic Church with beginning the
They rejected mass and eucharist, and
believed that the true Church was the community, not the buildings.
They believed that the buildings should be destroyed. They did not
believe in a hierarchal church and they believed in the right of
women to preach - heretic at the time.
The year 120 is consistent with the
dispatch of the disciples of Polycarp from Smyrna and Ephesus.
This massacre shocked
Europe and in 1685 the Edict of Nantes was revoked which stopped the
The Swiss offered the Waldensians exile, however another 20,000 were still killed. By this time it was thought that only about 200 Waldensians were left in the mountains. These remaining few fought so hard that 3000 imprisoned Waldensians were released and guaranteed safe passage to Switzerland. This happened in the middle of the winter.
All children under the age of twelve were separated from their parents. The children were sent throughout Europe to prevent return to their families and to be raised as Roman Catholics. Many Waldensians who left for Switzerland died on the twelve day journey through the bitter winter snow.
Sound like a familiar protocol for
destroying history, family and TRUE religion?
By 1700, it was written that,
In late 1800s, 45 families fled to Uruguay, then to,
More hidden history? Could you be a descendent of the Waldensians?
I am - my paternal great-grandparents and grandparents belonged to the Waldensian Church of Monett Missouri, one of the three Waldensian communities in the US.
However, eventually the Waldensians were
forced to join other Protestant denominations and their true history
became lost to the public.