Ninety-five years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal with secrets crucial to the salvation of souls.
Lucia de Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto were shepherding lambs when a woman in her grandiose beauty and brightness appeared. The woman appeared to the children 13 times in 1917 revealing secrets that bore the destiny of mankind.
In the last apparition of the Blessed Virgin to the seers on October 13, 1917, God’s power unleashed through the Miracle of the Sun. Over 70,000 people witnessed the event where believers and non-believers were amused by the dancing of the sun. There were stories of conversion and healing that landed on the front pages of French and American dailies.
The Fatima prophecies spoke of events that beset the human race if man does not repent and return to God. The first secret reveals the end of World War I; the second secret speaks of the surge of World War II; and the third secret apparently describes the spread of the errors of Communism throughout the world, the raising up of wars and persecutions against the Church, the apostasy in the Catholic Faith and the Great Chastisement upon mankind for its disrespect, dishonour and disobedience to the Father. The only way to prevent these events is for the Holy Father, together with his cardinals and bishops all over the world, to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Russia was chosen by Heaven to be the instrument of God’s chastisement to mankind. Russia has spread its errors to the world till this day. Unless the consecration is done, according to the Blessed Mother, there will be no peace. In the end, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.
In October 2012, Father Nicholas Gruner, founder of the Fatima Center and expert on the Fatima chronicles brought to the European Parliament the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Peace Plan. Supporting Fr. Gruner were some members of the parliament who were devout Catholics and a lawyer from the United States. The motion invites the 700+ members of the European Parliament. The Fatima Center is challenged to complete the signatures that hope to convince the Pope to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a ceremony where it only needs 5 minutes to save the world.
In one of the apparitions of Jesus to Sr. Lucy, one of the seers, He said that the consecration will be done by the Holy Father but it will be late. The requests of Jesus to His Ministers have not been heeded till this day and this has gravely offended the Lord.
What comes between the consecration of Russia and the awaited triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary depends on us. The Blessed Mother, time and again, has requested the praying of the rosary, the strongest prayer against heresies and sin; the wearing of the Brown Scapular, Our Lady’s promise of protection against danger and evil; and the observance of the Five First Saturday Masses in reparation for the sins committed against Our Lord and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These requests need obedience. If we do not heed to her call, the wrath of the Father is not too far. Remember that the Lord told Sr. Lucy that the consecration will be done but it will be late. These words of Our Lord bring chills to the spine and fear to the soul and one who understands the call of Fatima.
The Blessed Mother as co-redemptrix and mediator of all graces sends her love to her children as Mother and Queen of Heaven and Earth. God is glorified by Mary as mother of Jesus and as witness to His Son’s birth, passion, and resurrection. She has had apparitions for centuries to chosen ones and has consistently delivered messages from Heaven if only to bring back souls to God.
In 1984, Pope John Paul II had attempts to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by mentioning the country alongside its consecration of the world. But because of political pressure that surrounded him, the Pontiff did not mention Russia. In the 1960’s there had been a pact signed between Russia and the Vatican indicating that Russia cannot be mentioned in any consecration rite for it is offensive to the state. In as much as Russia has been chosen as God’s instrument of chastisement to the world, it has also been chosen as the one to bless the world if consecrated.
The United Nations aims to foster peace and order among member countries. At one time, it claims that it is the only organization that can bring peace to the world. However, it is evident that it cannot do much for warring countries in the Middle East and the Far East. The UN has exerted much effort on world issues like hunger and poverty, but it has not fully coped with political, economic, religious and moral problems. Why? The UN is an able arm that helps member countries in many ways, but it is not the answer to peace. The Blessed Mother has said time and again that world peace is achieved only by the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. God has given her the mission to save the world from its century long diabolical tyranny. When Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego of Guadalupe in the Tepayac Hills in the 14th century, she introduced herself as Santa Maria de Coatlilupe, which means ‘one who treads on snakes’! Indeed, the Blessed Mother is the enemy of Satan. Scripture has it that God has put enmity between the Woman and the Serpent. Our Lady has crushed the head of the Serpent many times over in history. The Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Poland, has protected kings from invasions. One of its assailants writhed in pain and died instantly after it struck the throat of the Madonna with an arrow. It has also sent darkness to attackers that saved one of its kings from being outnumbered by a formidable fleet. These instances in history are not coincidences but are strong historical proofs that the Blessed Mother protects her children from evil.
God so loved the world that He has sacrificed His Only Begotten Son to save mankind from its wretchedness. Our Lord Jesus Christ paid a handsome price to save us and has commissioned his Mother at the foot of the Cross to be the Mother of All. The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary work together to bring back souls to the Father. They are called the Twin Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are inseparable. They are both in love with souls and they want to bring all to God’s throne.
“To Jesus through Mary”. Nothing comes closer to Jesus than his Mother. The Wedding at Cana is a strong indication of Jesus’ love and obedience to his mother. Even when Jesus said that it was not yet time to do a miracle at the wedding where wine was nearly scarce, he heeded to his mother’s request to make wine for the guests. Mary is special to Jesus that he could not say ‘no’ to her. So when we pray to Mary, we are assured of Jesus’ attention. In Jesus’ passion, on his second fall, he promised his mother that He will ‘make all things new’. Such is Jesus’ obedience to the Father and his love for his Mother. He promised Mary the greatness of his love. If the Lord has assured his Mother of such love, then, we can be assured of the same love through Our Lady. Jesus entrusts much to Mary. So when we pray to Mary, she intercedes or mediates for us and brings our hearts close to Her Son’s. God commissioned Mary to be the mother of Christ. Christ, at Calvary, asked His Mother to be our mother. In the ascension of Mary, she was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth, a prize God has given her for being a perfect symbol of faith. Mary, they say, is the best saint.
Pope Paul VI said that ‘the smoke of Satan’ has entered the Vatican. The consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary has long been postponed by the several pontificates gone past. The Blessed Mother gave the specific instruction to open the Third Secret of Fatima in 1960. Till this time, the Vatican has not yet unfolded the secret and has not been heeding to Our Lady’s request. The Third Secret, as experts say, reveals the forthcoming apostasy in the Church and will begin within the hierarchy of ministers. A bishop in white will be gunned down by soldiers and will be annihilated at the foot of the Cross. The Holy Father has much to suffer and many will be martyred. Once, the King of France, Louis IV, refused Jesus’ request to consecrate France to His Sacred Heart. As a result, Louis VI, Louis IV’s great grandson, was beheaded. It was the end of Louis IV’s descent on the throne. The Lord said that the same misfortune will befall the ministers who will delay the consecration. But the Blessed Mother in one of her apparitions in Cova de Iria (Fatima, Portugal) told the children not to be afraid for in the end, Her Immaculate Heart will triumph!
There are believers and non-believers of the Blessed Mother. However, the truth prevails: only She can save the world! To Jesus through Mary! No one gets close to Jesus except through His Mother! Five years to go before the 100th year of the Fatima apparitions. What is there to lose if we listen to Our Lady this time?
Let us pray the Holy Rosary for the forgiveness of sins, salvation of souls, for the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and his ministers, and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. There is no other recourse but through the help of Mary! Listen to her. Please, pray the rosary every day, wear the Brown Scapular and do the Five First Saturdays for the reparation of sins.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
(June 7, 2013)