Today, we return to Chapter 12, verses 1-9 of St. John’s Apocalypse, to illustrate the Vatican’s deception with regards to the Third Secret – and also, we hope, to prepare us for the coming events, as foretold by the same prophecies.
 And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars:  And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.  And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems:  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son.  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to His throne.
 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a thousand two hundred sixty days.  And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels:  And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Sister Lucia is reported to have said that the Third Secret concerns the Apocalypse, particularly Chapters 8 through 13. This is confirmed by two of the Conciliar Popes, Paul VI and John Paul II, in their words at Fatima.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, Pope Paul VI made a pilgrimage there where he delivered an address, “Signum Magnum” or Great Sign on May 13, 1967. In that address, he declared,
“The great sign which the Apostle John saw in Heaven, “a woman clothed with the sun,” is interpreted by the sacred Liturgy, not without foundation, as referring to the most Blessed Mary, the mother of all men by the grace of Christ the Redeemer. … On the occasion of the religious ceremonies which are taking place at this time in honor of the Virgin Mother of God in Fatima, Portugal, where She is venerated by countless numbers of the faithful for Her motherly and compassionate heart, we wish to call the attention of all sons of the Church once more to the indissoluble link between the spiritual motherhood of Mary … and the duties of redeemed men toward Her, the Mother of the Church.” (Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Letter, “Signum Magnum”, that is, Great Sign)
And then, on the same date, in the same place, but 33 years later, Pope John Paul II spoke on the occasion of the Beatification of the Fatima shepherds, Jacinta and Francisco,
According to the divine plan, “a woman clothed with the sun” (Apoc. 12:1) came down from Heaven to this earth to visit the privileged children of the Father. She speaks to them with a mother’s voice and heart: She asks them to offer themselves as victims of reparation, saying that She was ready to lead them safely to God.
Later Francisco, one of the three privileged children, exclaimed: “We were burning in that light which is God and we were not consumed. What is God like? It is impossible to say. In fact we will never be able to tell people”. God: a light that burns without consuming. Moses had the same experience when he saw God in the burning bush.
“Another portent appeared in Heaven; behold, a great red dragon” (Apoc. 12:3). These words from the first reading of the Mass make us think of the great struggle between good and evil, showing how, when man puts God aside, he cannot achieve happiness, but ends up destroying himself.
The Message of Fatima is a call to conversion, alerting humanity to have nothing to do with the “dragon” whose “tail swept down a third of the stars of Heaven, and cast them to the earth” (Apoc. 12:4). (Pope John Paul II, Homily at Fatima, May 13, 2000)
In these quotes, we detect their intention to connect the Message of Fatima with Chapter 12 of the Apocalypse. And so we return to our study of this fascinating chapter. Our guide for this will be Father Herman Bernard Kramer’s “Book of Destiny”.
“.. being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered. … “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to His throne.”
Father affirms that this passage points to the Church at one specific time, which had not yet arrived at the time of his writing in the early 1950’s, suffering the most severe crisis of her life in bringing forth a holy Pope who is to “rule the Church with a rod of iron”. Thus, it points to the election of a Pontiff who will exercise his right as Vicar of Christ to Rule All Nations and this struggle within the church will be opposed by the powerful nations at that time. In verses 3 and 4, we see that this dragon had already corrupted one third of the hierarchy. Thus indicating that a great number of princes of the Church were confirmed in their service to the dragon at this time.
This good, strong Pope is martyred, as foretold in St. John Bosco’s vision of the two pillars, where the Pope is struck down, but before the enemy can rejoice, a new Pope is elected who is able to moor the ship securely between the pillars.
Father Kramer interprets this passage in the light of the prevailing “Cold War” climate of his time, that is, the post-war period of the 1950’s. He suggests, “Communism may have gained control of the governments of Europe. It would then erect almost insurmountable difficulties for the holding of a conclave to elect a pope.” I do not believe he is far off the mark, if we perceive communism correctly, as dialectical materialism, the fruit of satanic freemasonry. This freemasonry/marxism is the hidden force behind both the islamic revolution which is at war with the Church externally and the modernist/sodomite revolution undermining the Church from within. It is the force behind the secret societies who currently manipulate the commerce, governments and religions of the world. We discussed this in our post, “The Judas Complex and Pope Francis”.
The dark force driving these internal and external revolutions, that is, the dragon, is already in possession of the highest authority in the institutional Church. There is ample credible evidence that Cardinal Danneels and his “St. Gallen mafia” actively sought to manipulate the outcome of the last two papal conclaves, and succeeded in getting their candidate elected in the last conclave.
But sooner rather than later, there will be another conclave, under very difficult circumstances. And this time, the Bride of Christ will travail mightily. She will bring forth a valiant Pope who will fight commendably to restore the faith, but he will be opposed by all the powers of the dragon, and will be taken up to heaven. The Church herself will be forced into exile, into a place prepared for her in “the wilderness”, that is, to a country that was not Catholic, but which will shelter her. St. John tells us that this exile shall last the proverbial “thousand two hundred sixty days”, that is, for three and a half years.
If you think about it a bit, you will realize for yourself which country that will be, and so I will leave it to you to discover for yourselves. For the moment, let’s return to the dark force which opposes the Church. This force is the same that Christ our Savior opposed violently while He was on earth. The sadducees, whom He called a brood of vipers were materialists and thus were not truly Jews, but worked assiduously to corrupt them. They denied the Resurrection, denied the afterlife, and were diligent in pursuit of money and worldly power. They were the money lenders who had made in the Temple, “a den of thieves”.
Briefly vanquished by Christ when He cast out the moneylenders, the dark force flared up in the hateful revolt that demanded, “His blood be upon us” at the Crucifixion. From the time of the destruction of the Temple, this dark force was thought to be eradicated, but it survived in the goldsmiths and moneychangers of the worldly for many generations. They controlled kingdoms through their usury and financed the wars. At times, this dark force blended into Christianity, even becoming priests, even rising to become Princes of the Church and gaining intimate influence with Kings. As stated previously, they rule from their secret societies, manipulating society through their control of education, entertainment, finance and commerce as well as governments and religions.
It was the force behind Martin Luther, the force behind King Henry VIII. The Age of Apostasy, which began with Martin Luther’s lust and greed driven revolt was its greatest achievement until the American and French Revolutions. Lucifer’s “Enlightenment” pervaded society until at last it penetrated the defenses of its ancient enemy, the very Bride of Christ. Vatican II was the bloodless enactment of the French Revolution within the sacred halls of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, striking at the very roots of the Church of Jesus Christ.
“And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels:  And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”
And so we see that this passage promises us that St. Michael will cast out the dragon and his followers from heaven, that is, from the Church. This is the cleansing of the Church which can only be effected by Heaven through the Blessed Virgin Mary. It will be the culmination of the Chastisement as foretold in the Fatima vision of the Angel with the flaming sword, and as foretold by Blessed Elizabeth Canori-Mora and so many, many other revelations. This chastisement will end the Age of Apostasy, for, “neither was their place found any more in heaven”.
We will discuss these thoughts a bit more if there is sufficient interest.
In the meantime, please strive to promote devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary alongside of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, praying always for the restoration of the Faith. This restoration cannot occur until Our Lady’s requests have been obeyed. And so please pray for all Catholics to return to the true message of Fatima and obey Our Lady.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come!
St. Joseph, terror of demons, protect our families, protect the Church!
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, our King!