If you have missed it, please, before reading further, go to Dr. Roberto de Mattei’s most recent article at Rorate Caeli: “Shedding Light on Today’s Crisis.”
Dr. de Mattei’s post is a much more important message than this post or any other you are likely to see. Please read it prayerfully. Soon, we will take a closer look at Dr. de Mattei’s insightful update on the Message of Fatima for this Anniversary Year.
And now, as readers requested, a repost of this popular article:
In our previous post, we briefly outlined the Blessed Virgin Mary’s appearances at Fatima on October 13, 1917 and at Akita on October 13, 1973. Today we consider the meanings behind the rich symbols of these two visits from the Queen of Heaven.
The Rosary, Foremost Message of Fatima and Akita
In both, our Blessed Mother called us to the Rosary. In fact, at Fatima, she identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary, the name by which she calls her children to pray to her. And at each visit to Fatima, she requested the daily Rosary. In her last appearance at Akita, Oct. 13, 1973, Our Lady stressed the importance of the Rosary, saying,
“The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests.”
Dear Readers, this is urgent! Never before have we needed the Rosary as we do now – and yet never before has the Church been so resistant. False devotions, distractions, have been allowed to detract from the Rosary. For your salvation and the salvation of those entrusted to you:
Please commit to Our Lady right now, to pray the traditional Rosary, that is the Rosary as it existed when she requested it at Fatima and Akita, and as she confirmed to us with the beautiful visions of the little shepherds of Fatima on October 13, 1917. That is, the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries plus the Fatima Decade Prayer.
Each day, live and pray all these mysteries of Our Lady’s Rosary. Do not get sidetracked by other devotions, no matter how much appeal they may have for you. Her children must serve her by obedience!
I love the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but if obligations cause me to cut back some devotions, I omit a bit of this beautiful Office, rather than cut back on my quiet time with Our Lady or her Rosary. For that is truly our lifeline to Mary, by which she channels grace and healing to this poor suffering world. There is no greater evil, no greater suffering than sin.
Poverty, pain, horrid death, no, none of these is the true evil, for sin is the origin of all suffering. The Immaculata’s active purity – for it is not some passive quality – some lack, no, the Purity of the Immaculata is the most powerful force against sin and suffering. God has decreed that it is through her Immaculate Heart that we receive the graces essential for our salvation, for she is mediatrix of all graces. The modernist Church rejects this truth to its own damnation.
By our Rosaries, we combat the filth invading the Church. This filth is not only the human, physical filth of the unnatural lusts consuming these poor sick priests and prelates, it is the spiritual filth of their perverted faith, for they have replaced the clear, beautiful faith given us by our Savior Jesus Christ, with the false faith of Judas, Luther and the other servants of Satan, the implacable enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.
And so the first message of Fatima is to pray the Rosary, not a modern, fabricated substitute, the real Rosary of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pray it, help others to know, to love and to pray it.
The Miracle of the Sun and the Chastisement
Today, science is widely accepted, even among many in the Church, as an authority superseding that of the Church, for it is said that we must be realistic after all; we are children of this modern scientific age. The Pope’s embarrassing encyclical, Laudato Si was a tribute to the post-Vatican II Church’s capitulation to the dogma of the Lord of this World, which is Godless scientism. And like all Godless things it deceives mankind.
How to combat this? Why with the enemy of Satan, She who crushes his head, the Immaculate Mother of God, His humble handmaid, Mary. She graciously provided our weak and doubtful natures a clear and vivid proof of her power over the forces of nature on October 13, 1917 with the Miracle of the Sun. In this astounding feat, she proved that she is more brilliant than the sun and that the sun obeys her will.
The lesson for our day is even more astounding, but was not much noted at the time. The field of the Cova had been ploughed and then had gotten utterly drenched in a steady downpour. Thousands of people and their horses and donkeys had packed into it, sinking into the ankle-deep mud. Everyone was literally soaked to the bone and their shoes and clothes caked with the mire. it was not possible to be in that place, at that time and not become befouled by the mud of the pasture mixed with the filth of animal waste.
Yet after Our Lady’s Miracle, the multitudes found themselves and the muddy Cova now dry, with no mud on them.
The Sun prefigures the Church
In prophecy, the sun is a figure of the Church. The sun, like the Church is something we were accustomed to as a certainty, unfailingly dependable. In the Fatima miracle, the sun began exhibiting all the colors of the rainbow. Now, the rainbow is a Divine sign, given to us by a loving Father. Yet today this beautiful sign – the rainbow – has been co-opted by the forces of satan to corrupt the Church, thus offending God even more. When Our Lady performed this stunning miracle, she was affirming her control over these pernicious forces. She knew that the significance of the rainbow colors would be overlooked by Catholics at that time, but it is obviously a sign to us as we watch the ilk of Danneels prance about in their rainbow vestments while they seek to entrench their perversions in the practice of the faith.
The sun, always so dependable, like the stalwart, trustworthy Church, suddenly broke free of its moorings and hurtled towards the crowd. Even faithless unbelievers who had come to scoff, were heard praying devoutly at that terrifying moment. That was a very clear warning, even more clear now with our 20/20 hindsight, that the Church, once secure in the faith, would become unmoored if it disobeyed the Queen of Heaven. And we can see these disastrous results unfolding daily in the disgusting manipulation of the Synod of the Lavender Mafia. [Note: We see even more clearly today, as Pope Bergoglio pursues his Reformation of the Church into the One World Ecological Church of Man.]
But the Immaculata, Mother of Mercy, spared the crowd that day, and in the flash of an instant, restored the sun and eradicated all of the mud and filth. And she stands ready now to remedy all the errors that plague the Church. She alone can restore the Church to its rightful place and cast the filth from the Church, restoring all things in Christ, the King. Please, pray the Rosary!
† 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.
† Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
† St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, protect our families, protect our priests!
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!