Fatima

Only “By This Means” Will You Avoid Enslavement 

St. John Paul the Great's effort to comply with Our Lady of Fatima's request for  a collegial consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

St. John Paul the Great’s effort to comply with Our Lady of Fatima’s request for a collegial consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

By Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)

This article is being re-printed here, on this site, in accordance with the expressed wishes of  its author, who states in the last paragraph, “It is our duty to publish the truth about this vitally urgent need we have for the consecration of Russia. It is a duty incumbent on all of us, especially we who publish about the Message and Miracles of Fatima” (c.f. http://www.fatima.org)

In this article we give the actual words of Our Lord and Our Lady to Sister Lucy concerning the most urgent request of the Consecration of Russia. Our only hope is the prompt fulfillment of this request. We must do all we can to see that the Pope and the bishops consecrate Russia in a solemn and public way in the immediate future.

Our Lady came to Fatima in response to Pope Benedict XV’s anguished cry to Her on May 5, 1917, asking Her to help him and all humanity to find peace. Our Lady responded eight days later on May 13, 1917, by coming for the first time to Fatima, to offer Her help and tell us all the one and only road to peace. On July 13, 1917, She explained this ‘Peace Plan’ further, and said that She would come back at a later time to ask the Pope to consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

Fatima’s Most Solemn Request

On June 13, 1929, Our Lady did come back as She promised, and on that day She made the request for the consecration of Russia. Here is Sister Lucy’s own description of the apparition:

“I had asked and obtained permission from my superiors and confessor to make the Holy Hour from 11:00 p.m. until midnight from Thursday to Friday. Being alone one night, I knelt down between the Communion rail in the middle of the chapel to say the prayers of the Angel, lying prostrate. Feeling tired, I got up and knelt, and continued to say them with my arms in the form of a cross.

“The only light came from the sanctuary lamp. Suddenly a supernatural light illumined the whole chapel and on the altar appeared a cross of light which reached to the ceiling. In a brighter light could be seen, on the upper part of the cross, the face of a Man and His body to the waist, with a Dove of Light on His breast and, nailed to the cross, the body of another Man.

“A little below the waist, suspended in mid-air, was to be seen a Chalice and a big Host onto Which fell some drops of blood from the face of the Crucified and from a wound in His breast. These drops ran down over the Host and fell into the Chalice. Under the right arm of the cross was Our Lady (Our Lady of Fatima with Her Immaculate Heart in Her hand) … Under the left arm, some big letters, as it were of crystal-clear water running down over the altar, formed these words: ‘Grace and Mercy’.

“I understood that it was the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity that was revealed to me … “ (more…)

“The Great Sign in Heaven”

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.  Attribution: jcapaldi (flickr.com) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Attribution: jcapaldi (flickr.com) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

During my meditation last evening, after having prayed the Rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament with my wife, I picked up a book of compiled Marian revelations (from an extremely reputable and approved source), and, praying to be guided by the Holy Spirit, randomly chose a page to read from.  What follows is the message I was given:

The Great Sign in Heaven

“Look to me, beloved sons and you who are consecrated to me, in the great battle which you are fighting, under the orders of your heavenly Leader.  I am the Woman Clothed with the Sun.

“I am the great sign which appears in heaven.

“Today you are calling to mind my last apparition, which took place in Fatima in the Cova da Iria, and which was confirmed by the miracle of the sun.  This miracle shows you, in an extraordinary way, that I am the Woman Clothed with the Sun.  This miracle invites you to look to me as to the great sign which appears in heaven.

“I am a great sign of battle between me and my Adversary, between the Woman and the Dragon, between my army and the army guided by the enemy of God.  You are entering into the decisive times of the battle.

“You are preparing to live through the most difficult hours and the greatest of sufferings.  It is necessary that all of you come as quickly as possible to form part of my army.  For this, I again invite my children to consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart and to entrust themselves to me as little children.

“Today, I am extending this invitation of mine, above all, to the little ones, to the poor, to those who are least, to the sick and to the sinners.  Come, all of you, to fight beneath the sign of your Immaculate Mother, because it is with the weakness of the little ones, with the trust of the poor and with the sufferings of the sick that I am today fighting my great battle.

“I am a great sign of victory.

“I am the victorious Woman,  In the end, the power of Satan will be destroyed; and I myself will bind him with my chain [the chain of the Holy Rosary];  and I will shut him up within his kingdom of death and of eternal torment, from which he will not be able to get out.

“In the world, there will reign the one and only Conqueror of sin and death, the King of the entire created universe, Jesus Christ.

“Let yourselves be now signed with my seal.

“In these times, the Angles of Light are going about the world to mark, with the sign of the cross, all those who form part of my victorious Army.  Against these, the Star of the Abyss will have no power, even if they will be called to great sufferings, and some to shed their own blood.

“But it will be with the great sufferings of these children of mine that I will obtain my greatest victory.

“Today, I am inviting you to look to me, as to the great sign which is appearing in heaven, in order to live in trust and in serenity, as you are enlightened by my own light and signed by my motherly seal” (Gobbi, S. (2009). To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons. Ed. 18; Message 458, pgs. 697-98.).

Translation of the Third Secret of Fatima as Released by the Holy See

“The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917.

I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.

After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.

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Link Between Third Secret of Fatima and Akita, Japan, Prophesy

by Michael H. Brown

Years ago, when Howard Q. Dee, ambassador from the Philippines to the Vatican, was chatting with a high Church official named Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Dee brought up the third secret of Fatima, which at the time was still just that: a secret. He also mentioned a recent revelation from Japan, wherein a great catastrophe was foreseen. This was Akita, where a deaf nun, Sister Agnes Sasagawa, said she “heard” the voice of Mary speak from a statue that wept both tears and blood. Cardinal Ratzinger (now, of course, Benedict XVI) had allowed the local bishop, John Ito, of Niigata, to issue a pastoral letter approving the Akita phenomena, at least in part.

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