Please, if you haven’t already, be sure to read Dr. Roberto de Mattei’s article on Rorate Caeli here..
It is an excellent synopsis of the Message of Fatima placed within its historical context. Hopefully, many will read it, and I also will post more soon.
As requested, a repost::
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. Despite what Pope Francis tells us, the greatest evil is not inequality, it is sin. Yes, there is no greater evil than sin.
Poverty, pain, horrid death, no, none of these is the true evil, for sin is the origin of all suffering. Sin alone is the greatest evil. 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.
“Do not lose heart, I will never forsake you! My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” (Our Lady of Fatima, June 13, 1917)
I awoke this morning to see the sky that achingly beautiful blue that fills my soul with longing for heaven. Rosary in hand I thought of St. Teresa’s Hail Mary. She appeared to one of her devoted sisters of Carmel to tell her that if she could, she would return to earth to say just one Hail Mary, so effective is that prayer. And so throughout the day, I pray “St. Teresa’s Hail Mary” for her.
Just think a moment — St. Teresa of Avila, that great doctor of the Church, came back to say, … what?
To explain her mystical insight in the Mansions?
She returned to urge her sisters to pray the simple, loving Hail Mary.
Our Lady’s promise to us is simply this: Her Immaculate Heart, that is, her most pure and perfect will, to strengthen us and lead us through this maelstrom of the spiritual Chastisement of the Church today.
Today, we have a pope who appears to be an apostate, and who misleads the faithful that contraception is allowed in some instances, that some couples who co-habit without marriage have the grace of marriage while many who have been sacramentally married do not, who never misses the opportunity to attack the faith of those who still listen to him. Then the devil rejoices!
This is the Passion of the Bride of Christ; do not fail Our Lord now.
Although the hour is late, we must struggle in this wreckage of a world with all its dreary temptations. The grace – and with it the graciousness – of the Christian era has receded, leaving a most barren landscape, where lost souls wander. Look around you – how few believe in Christ or His Church; even fewer know of Our Lady of Fatima and even less actually obey her.
It is 100 years after Our Lady’s appearances, and how few Catholics are aware of the simple, effective means God has provided for our salvation and that of those entrusted to us.
Briefly then, in summary: Set aside for the moment, sentiment. Satan deceives us by sentiment. With it he is herding poor souls to hell in unprecedented numbers. The internet is filled with sites proclaiming a “salvation” that appeals to our need to feel good, to be comforted. Yet we have no right to be comforted when the very Bride of Christ, His beloved Church is hanging, stripped and tortured on the Cross. Those who offer us comfort in false mercy blaspheme the Cross.
We must perfect our wills. The essence of the love that must transform us is in the the fusion of our will with the Immaculata’s. It must burn brightly within us and through us in all that we do, all that we choose to avoid doing, our sacrifices, penances. We consecrate our hearts to her Immaculate Heart, that is, our wills to her pure and perfect will.
To be very clear: what is necessary is not that we engage in complex spiritual programs or discover new “revelations” or new devotions; no, only one thing is necessary: each moment, in the midst of whatever distractions beset us, we must form the desire to unite our will with our Mother’s. Then, when she has our attention, she will show us the way. This is the way of spiritual infancy, of childlike trust in our Mother.
It is this intention, this movement of the will that is the whole point here.
God sees our intentions. They are so precious to Him. They mean more than heroic deeds accomplished without this love, for whatever comes from the pure heart of the Immaculata is most precious to Him. So give yourself, heart, mind, will to Our Lady and she will offer your imperfect deeds to her Son in loving reparation and in petition for the conversion of poor sinners.
The following article was originally posted this past January and very few saw it, except for dear and faithful readers who follow us closely. We offer it today because of the ongoing Reformation of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Luther’s own pope, who is proceeding to defy our Lord Jesus Christ in His own Church. We are soon to see a worldwide calamity. We must prepare spiritually! I do hope that you attend to this and help others prepare. And now, from last January:
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Of Winter Figs and Falling Stars
There is much disquieting news coming and each new “surprise” from Francis exceeds the previous one in shocking and demoralizing us further. The recent video of the Humble Guy’s ersatz prayer intentions was so awful that the Denziger-Bergoglio had to put together a huge file of real Church teaching just to refute its many errors. They aptly titled their essay, “Words Fail Us”. Then John Vennari sent a link to a news item, “Pro-homosexual Father Timothy Radcliffe Featured Speaker at 51st International Eucharist Congress”. Just read that title again . slowly. It’s OK to cry. We all do that sooner or later in this joyful Church of Humble Gayness that Pope Francis has built on the ruins of the old one,
We left off with Apocalypse 5 in our last post about the prophetic vision of Knock. And so, let’s continue with Apocalypse 6. You may read it here if your Bible is not handy. The Apocalypse of St. John. Verses 12-17:
Apocalypse 6, 12-17:  And I saw, when he had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair: and the whole moon became as blood:  And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casteth its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind:  And the heaven departed as a book folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places.  And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains:
 And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb:  For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?
In his “Book of Destiny”, Father Herman Kramer tells us that this passage refers to a religious revolution. Like the modernist experts who highjacked Vatican II, Pope Francis refers to a revolution in the Church approvingly. Father Kramer explains that the image of verse 13 refers to winter figs, “of poor quality which fall off in spring without ripening”.
“It may denote those bishops and priests who are worldly-minded, unworthy ministers, having entered the priesthood from worldly motives. And for that reason they do not grow to maturity but are blown off the living tree, the Church, in the storms of heresy that sweep over the earth. Storms and winds in prophetic language represent rebellions, revolutions and invading armies. The falling of the stars from heaven describes graphically the defection of apostates from the supernatural state of grace into the state of sin. And their falling as thickly as figs, when a loaded tree is shaken by a violent gust of wind, describes nothing more precisely than the apostasy…” (Fr. Bernard Kramer, op. cit.)
in verse 14, “And the heaven departed as a book folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places.” denotes the Church becoming inaccessible to the faithful, its beauty and grace obscured by the smoke of heresy, and this figure itself echoes an earlier prophetic vision, that of isaiah 34: ”  And all the host of the heavens shall pine away, and the heavens shall be folded together as a book: and all their host shall fall down as the leaf falleth from the vine, and from the fig tree.”
Today is the 99th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that marked Our Lady’s Sixth Visit to Fatima. it is also the 43nd anniversary of Our Lady’s visit to Akita. Akita’s message seems primarily to emphasize the warnings of Fatima, but it too, failed or rather the Church failed to heed it.
On October 13, 1917, a miracle occurred, witnessed by between 70,000 and 100,000 people. The miracle defied the laws of physics and was verified by witnesses who were Masons, atheists and anti-Christians as well as by the faithful. The day, month and hour had been predicted before hand.
When Our Lady appeared to the children, Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia at this Sixth Apparition, her final words to them were, “…I am the Lady of the Rosary. Continue to say the Rosary every day. …. People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins.“ Then, growing sadder, “They must not offend Our Lord any more for He is already too much offended.”
As Our Lady took leave of the children and rose, she spread her hands, which emitted brilliant rays of light. As she pointed towards the sun, the light from her hands brightened the very sun itself. At this precise moment, the crowds gathered there were astonished to see the dark clouds dispersed and the sky clear. And then the sun, which appeared as a brightly polished mother of pearl disc, began to spin, zig-zag and throw off brilliant flashes of light, blue and violet and golden yellow. Then it suddenly began hurtling towards the earth, while the crowds screamed and fell to their knees in terror. Just as suddenly as it started, it was over and the sun resumed its place. As people sighed with relief and thanked God, all were amazed that the muddy field was dry and their own shoes and clothes were dry and clean. This is a vivid and clear visual lesson in the power which God grants to His beloved Mary. She gave brightness to the sun, she commanded the sun and it obeyed her. The additional miracle of the entire Cova and all the multitudes drying out and becoming clean in a mere 15 minutes is just as unexplainable a miracle. There is a message here which we will return to in next post.
Contrarian that I am, the utter indifference to my post yesterday has encouraged me to re-post today, with additional material.
Slash and burn agriculture is the process of cutting down the vegetation in a particular plot of land, setting fire to the remaining foliage, and using the ashes to provide nutrients to the soil for the use of planting food crops.
Recently, a kind and gentle reader remarked, “it is not surprising that we see the ground being prepared, tilled so to speak, in order to receive the seed of the consecration.”
I’ve taken some time to consider this reader’s thoughtful comment and concluded that the ground will be prepared by a slightly different method. In the slash and burn method, as detailed above, what is hindering the restoration of the faith and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the glut of arrogant, disobedient and indifferent catholics who now occupy the Church, as laity and above all, as consecrated leaders, who conspire against her and serve the lord of this world. By His usual effective methods, I believe that God will clear away the debris, and in these ashes, by the humility and obedience of the survivors, and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Church will rise again. The chastened Pope will consecrate Russia, and a chastened Russia will welcome this.
Pope John Paul II said many years ago in Fulda that it was too late to avert the Chastisement. And it is. However, it is never too late to turn to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Those who do will survive the coming events with their souls intact, as Our Lady has promised us. With our prayers and penances, we may hope to mitigate the Chastisement as it affects each of us personally, and we should earnestly pray that we will be able to draw fallen away Catholics to return to the faith and be saved amidst this chaos and general destruction of the faith, for that is what we are commanded to do. As St. Michael, the Angel of Fatima told us, “Pray, pray always, and make of everything a sacrifice.”
I respect the faith of the dear and kind souls who truly believe that Putin is some sort of sign that we are progressing towards the Consecration because he is such a “strong Christian leader”. Where do they get that information? From writers in the media. In the media. The same media that they know has misled us so often. And they obviously believe that Putin is too childlike and innocent to use the media to mislead anyone. Remember, “Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light.” (2 Cor. 11, 14)
In the United States, soon there will be an election. Or possibly not. Either way, the world will never be the same. The majority of Catholics in this country have never obeyed Our Lady of Fatima, and yet they believe that they can remedy the disastrous situation of their country by secular means. I do not ask you to believe me other than please believe Our Lady’s numerous warnings – They are backed up by the Holy Scriptures and by Church approved private revelations. Those who seek positive signs that “the ground is being prepared for the Consecration” risk misleading the faithful, for the only signs given will be those foretold already.
On October 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima warned, “People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins.”Fifty-six years later, and 13 years after Pope John disobeyed her, Our Lady appeared at Akita, Japan on October 13, 1973, just after America’s Supreme Court opened the floodgates for abortion. At that time, her warning was even more severe:
“if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead.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.”
“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!’. (Vatican)
One of the main messages of Fatima was the urgent need for penance. In fact, the year prior to Our Lady of the Rosary’s series of visits to Fatima, the Angel of Fatima St. Michael, appeared to the three little shepherds to prepare them for Our Lady’s appearance. That hot summer day 100 years ago was a day like today, shimmering in the stifling heat of summer, when St. Michael appeared to the children as they played listlessly on the old well in the shade of a tree.
‘What are you doing? Pray, pray very much! The Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High.’
‘How are we to make sacrifices?’ I asked.
‘Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country. I am its Angel Guardian, the Angel of Portugal. Above all, accept and bear with submission the suffering which the Lord will send you.’
And so, one hundred years have passed and here we are, in the middle of a Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. Where is the penance, where is the reparation, the sacrificial heart? 2017, we will mark one hundred years after Our Lady appeared at Fatima. Her message – the great prophecy concerning the coming decades if humanity did not obediently turn to God in prayer and reparation – has been virtually disregarded. Instead of honoring the Immaculate Mother of God, the Pope plans to honor Martin Luther, the arch-heretic who offended both Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mother. In other words, the Pope will honor pride and disobedience as if they were virtue. This diabolical agenda will not pass without consequences.
Apropos to this, Antonio Socci wrote a column in 2014, translated by Christopher Ferrara and available online at Fatima Perspectives. Socci states that it was Pope Benedict himself who confirmed that Fatima is far from over. On a pilgrimage to Fatima on May 13, 2010, Pope Benedict affirmed:
“He deceives himself who thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is concluded.”… “there are indicated future realities of the Church which little by little are manifesting themselves… and therefore it is the sufferings of the Church which are announced.”
In that same talk at Fatima, Pope Benedict said,
“Man has the power to unleash a cycle of death and terror, but he is not able to stop it.” And then: “The faith in vast regions of the earth risks being extinguished, like a flame without fuel.”
And lastly, these few words, pregnant with meaning,
“May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the Apparitions (2017) hasten the prophesied triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the glory of the Most Holy Trinity.”
And yet, what have we seen in these years since Pope Benedict’s prophetic speech?
When asked if it was possible for the Cardinals to elect a heretical Pope, Father Malachi Martin responded,
Yes, we could have an apostate as Pope. In that case, we would be into something terrible. We would be into something which is nightmarish. It would test the faith of the greatest saint. … Your faith would be battered to pieces. If that happens, they (The Kingdom of Darkness) would have the prize and everything would have to go underground. We are, indeed, on our way to becoming, as Paul VI described in his misery, an infinitesimally small part of humanity. (Fr. Malachi Martin)
In another quote, Fr. Martin expanded on his prophecy about this pope:
Roman Catholics will then have the spectacle of a pope validly elected who cuts the entire visible body of the Church loose from the traditional unity and the papacy-oriented apostolic structure that the Church has hitherto always believed and taught was divinely established. The shudder that will shake the Roman Catholic body in that day will be the shudder of its death agony. … Many will accept the new regime. Many will resist. All will be fragmented. There will be no one on earth to hold the fractionating members of the visible Roman Catholic body together as a living compact organization.”
Admittedly, there are creditable doubts about the validity of Pope Francis’s papacy, nevertheless, he is the current occupant. And he continues in his stated mission to make a mess of the Church. This past Thursday, this Pope of Affliction continued to prove that he is, in tragic fact, the Apostate Pope foretold by Fr. Martin those many years ago. At a recent address in St. John Lateran, the Bishop of Rome once again struck at the roots of the Church’s doctrine.
When asked about the “crisis in marriage”, Bergoglio responded with an anecdote about a young man who wanted to become a priest “but only for 10 years”, stating that, “it’s the culture of the provisional”. He then went on, “It’s provisional, and because of this the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null. Because they say “yes, for the rest of my life!” but they don’t know what they are saying.” He then added, “I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity,…”
Note how he skillfully worked in doubts about the validity of Holy Orders while also undercutting the validity of Sacramental marriage! Clever, no? Although even Fox news has noticed that the Pope is doing incalculable harm to the Church and should be made to resign, the great number of catholics prefer to deny the obvious. I heard them described once as “those who gather butterflies on Mount Calvary”. Right at the scene of the crucifixion of the Bride of Christ, they are following illusions, intently ignoring the Passion of the Church. In an earlier post, we wrote of this,
“Since the vast majority of Catholics do not respond to the Chastisement of the faith, nor now, even the open and outright apostasy of the faith in this post-synodal Church of Mercy®, the “New Church” instituted by Pope Francis, God will most likely allow the final stages of the Chastisement. This will be the Chastisement of the material world, with immense suffering and in which the few survivors will envy the dead. But it will take most men by surprise because, since they refuse to follow the command of Our Lady for penance and prayer, their intellects and spirits are darkened. …”
This is the time foretold in the Apocalypse, as Sister Lucia warned us and many approved prophecies before her. The “great dragon, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan” will be cast out of the Church. As Malachi Martin warned us, this malignant force which currently controls the Vatican cannot be dislodged by human means. It is supernatural and draws its immense strength from the Lord of this World. In nearly 100 years, faithless and lukewarm catholics have failed to obey the warnings of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mother, thus giving free rein to the evil entrenched in the Vatican.
What now? Two thoughts on this from two holy women:
Behold, my daughter, such great ungodliness.” Blessed Elizabeth then saw “apostates brazenly trying to rip her most holy Son from her arms. Confronted with such an outrage, the Mother of God ceased to ask mercy for the world, and instead requested justice from the Eternal Father. Clothed in His inexorable Justice and full of indignation, He turned to the world. At that moment all nature went into convulsions, the world lost its normal order and was filled with the most terrible calamity imaginable. This will be something so deplorable and atrocious that it will reduce the world to the ultimate depths of desolation.”
Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation (*) in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided, and in great part submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea, and lose its colonies in the east through a Tiger and a Lion.
The Comet by its tremendous pressure, will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. [After the] great Comet, the great nation (*) will be devastated by earthquakes, storms, and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries, so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of these cities does a person live according to the laws of God. “Peace will return to Europe when the white flower again takes possession of the throne of France.” [St. Hildegard von Bingen]
*Many believe this refers to USA.
Although there is no chance any longer of stopping or even mitigating the culmination of the Chastisement, we must return vigorously to the true message of Fatima. Right now, we must resolve to pray at a minimum, one Rosary a day for the specific intention of reparation for the blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the Consecration of Russia. Our Lord told us that the Pope would do it, “but it will be late”. He also cautioned us to pray very much for the Pope. Once the current occupant is cleansed from the See of Peter, we may hope for the promised Holy Pope who will consecrate Russia and restore the Faith. but there will be much bloodshed and violence in the interim.
Jesus asked that we honor the Image of His Sacred Heart!
As a footnote, I have lost many readers through my opposition to the “Divine Mercy” devotion. For those who remain, I urge you to use Our Lady’s Rosary only for that use which she asked for, and to always keep in mind that Our Lord Jesus Christ requested that the image of His Sacred Heart be the object of devotion.
Therefore, to waste our time with novel devotions to a heartless image is a great offense to Him. Our Lady of Fatima warned us to stop offending Him. She repeated this at Akita, after the official Church attempted to silence her message at Fatima. She emphasized her warning by stating that fire would fall from the sky and the survivors would envy the dead.
Readers, I do not see how any of this could possibly be made any more clear. Catholics have become willfully blind and will follow one another to destruction. We must pray the Rosary, we must fast, do penance and beseech heaven right now for mercy. We are at Golgotha and the Church is in Her Passion. This is not the time to go wandering around in search of other “revelations”, other devotions which contradict the true devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
For information on the Message of Fatima and the requisite devotions, please se our post: The Message of Fatima. Thank you.
Please, pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in the Church and in our lives.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
St. Joseph, protect our families.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
~ by evensong, for love of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
The following is a repost from a top-notch blog in England, BVMServant with thanks to Mr. Dulston. and it is a very welcome addition to our understanding of the meaning of the October messages of Fatima and Akita for this Synod and the period of trial sure to follow close upon it.
The Fire of the Immaculate or the Fire from Heaven?
With the Family Synod occurring the Marian month of October, and in light of Cardinal Kasper’s comments about re-evaluating homosexual relationships we should be aware of the connection of prophesy and scripture in this regard. The Miracle of the Sun witnessed at Fatima on 13th October 1917, and the Chastisement spoken of on 13th October 1973 (the dates already link the two events and Cardinal Ratizinger confirmed Akita as a continuation of Fatima) Akita are linked as a prelude to a certain type of punishment not witnessed by humanity before. Further, this punishment is linked to the sin of Homosexuality in particular, as the sin crying out for God’s Justice, one might say the sin that tips the scales of God’s Justice.
Let us begin with the Great Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917, as reported by a witness…
“The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a, heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl. Then, suddenly, one heard a clamour, a cry of anguish breaking from all the people. The sun, whirling wildly, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge and fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”
Now consider the message of Akita on October 13, 1973…
“As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. 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 priests.”
The Rosary forms the basis of a response, a remedy even a forestalling of the chastisement similar to that theme described in the Book of Jonah or the intercession of Abraham in Genesis (surely there are many holy souls in each parish, Diocese, etc.?). However, Our Mother’s visits are tied in with Scripture, more particularly Elijah on Mount Carmel which also involves ‘fire’.
Consider the sin of Homosexuality and its shadow over the Family Synod in ‘October’ (that month again) and then consider Our Lady of Akita’s further comments after she reveals the nature of the chastisement…
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops…”
Now consider the punishment exacted for the sin of homosexuality in the Book of Genesis, recalling first that it is a sin which cries out for God’s Justice…
Genesis, Chapter 18, 20-21 20 Then the Lord said, ‘The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.’
Then the punishment…
Genesis, Chapter 19, 23-25 23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land.24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens.25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.
Now consider the fire called down from Heaven from Elijah and particularly the effect of the fire on the waterlogged sacrifice…
1 Kings 18 33 He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”
34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again.
“Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time.35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.
36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”
Notice the similarity with the people who witnessed the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima in October, 1917, who were drenched in rainwater before being made completely dry. That despite our sins, particularly the sin of homosexuality, God could purify us by this Chastisement, and in this regard notice that Elijah is connected to our response to the threat and indeed the era following the chastisement should it occur.
Our Lady appeared on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Lourdes July 16th 1858 looking more beautiful than ever, a sign of what things will be like after our purification. At Fatima, Our Lady’s final appearance is as Our Lady of Mount Carmel showing us not only the way to respond to the threatened chastisement but a way of life after it. Thus, Our Lady of Mount Carmel offers us the Rosary and the Scapular to cement our union with God and which will achieve Peace for the world, in an age spoken of by St Louis de Monfort at the beginning of his Devotion to Mary, a new age of Marian saints like no other – that is to say the age of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
England is connected to these times, the Dowry of Our Lady, was the scene of Our Lady’s visit to give the first scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16th, 1251 anticipating future events of which we now live.
So October 2015 will determine our fate but meanwhile recourse to the Rosary, the Scapular and for those of us who attend to Our Lady of Fatima’s call for the five first Saturday devotion (had you started in May it forms five months prior to the Synod) will be pivotal in the outcome not only for the Church but for the world. It would be remiss not to go back to Our Lady of Akita who also added a vital remedy and it is not the least of them: ‘the sign left by my Son’ which without doubt is reference to the Eucharist envisaged by the dream of St. John Bosco.
Finally, consider that Five First Saturdays Devotion is linked to the five wounds to Mary’s Immaculate Heart which all link to Marriage and Family Life, and as indicated by Sister Lucia: the final confrontation with the Devil will be over Marriage and Family life.
Either we choose the fire of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which reflects God’s Mercy or we choose the fire of God’s Justice which will tip the scales back and fulfill the plan of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the hard way as is so often the case with stubborn and cold hearted humanity who had to see out World War II because many did not respond to Our Lady of Fatima.
All the scripture and prophesy point to this moment as decisive and if we feel a little afraid remember those good German Jesuit priests at Hiroshima – who saved them? Why were they saved? Well of course Mary, and their utter allegiance to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and her messages at Fatima. Our Lady showed the children of Fatima that terrible place called Hell, to which those souls who commit ‘sins of the flesh’ were present as Our Lady indicated, and we should spare a prayer for those who commit the sin of Homosexuality for ultimately it is the fire of Hell which shall fall upon them if they do not repent.
Editor comment: Just as we were preparing this article, information came to our attention of yet another insult to he Blessed Virgin Mary by a spokesman for the Synod. Eponymous Flower reports:
Bishop of Albano, Marcello Semeraro, secretary of the C9-Cardinal Advisors, after expressing “revulsion” at the letter of the 13 Cardinals who dissented from the Bergoglio agenda, said the following:
“There has to be more time to deepen the questions. The Church discussed for several centuries of the mother of God was conceived without sin […]. Moreover, there are dogmas, like the Immaculate Conception which are not as important to the concrete lives of people, about which we are talking in the Synod.”
Blow after blasphemous blow is being struck by these men against the Truth and against the Immaculate Mother of God. I believe that it is the mercy of Our Lady that is staying the hand of Justice in order for us to reach out to those who have so far refused to wake up to the danger. Let’s redouble our efforts to help bring Catholics back to the faith, back to Our Blessed Mother, who alone can bring us safely through this crisis.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph, Patron of Families, Father of the Church, protect us.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Like many others in these dark and confused times, I read (and reread!) the Apocalypse and books of Catholic prophecy by approved Catholic authors. Today, we have the benefit of a perspective that includes more history than that which was available to previous exegetes of the Apocalypse. In particular, we have the Message of Fatima, from the Queen of Heaven herself, plus the benefit of what we have observed and learned about the Second Vatican Council and its effects on the Church and the world. And with every passing day, Pope Francis and his cohort make the apostasy of the faith ever clearer.
In this series of posts, I hope to look at a few passages from St. John’s Apocalypse in the light of recent history. For our purposes, the term ‘recent’ refers to the events a little before Our Lady of the Rosary’s visits to Fatima in 1917 and on up to the present day, that is to the Synod and its sequelae. I am no expert in this, but simply offer these thoughts as an opportunity to get a discussion going. From what my readers tell me, there is a real need for this, and if we can at least get people discussing it, I hope we can help spread the message of Fatima and prepare for what is to come. I anticipate hate mail and criticism, and that’s OK. If you can improve on this, please be sure that I will support you, especially with my prayers. I do welcome all helpful criticism and contributions to the discussion. My email is in the sidebar.
Let’s start with Chapter 8.
 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven, as it were for half an hour.  And I saw seven angels standing in the presence of God; and there were given to them seven trumpets.  And another angel came, and stood before the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar, which is before the throne of God.  And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel.  And the angel took the censer, and filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it on the earth, and there were thunders and voices and lightnings, and a great earthquake.
 And the seven angels, who had the seven trumpets, prepared themselves to sound the trumpet.  And the first angel sounded the trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and it was cast on the earth, and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.  And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood:  And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed.  And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters:
 And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.  And the fourth angel sounded the trumpet, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars, so that the third part of them was darkened, and the day did not shine for a third part of it, and the night in like manner.  And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth: by reason of the rest of the voices of the three angels, who are yet to sound the trumpet.
Father Herman Kramer in his Book of Destiny explains that the angels exemplify the invisible decrees of God, “for they later at fore-ordained moments blow the trumpets … to announce the beginning of scourges that punish infidelity. … The trumpets announce the advent of judgements. The prophets call themselves God’s trumpets when they announce the coming judgements, wars and enemies.”
So, let’s go with that reasonable interpretation. Throughout salvation history, God makes us aware of His mighty justice when we have presumed against His mercy for a prolonged period. As willful children who continue to provoke their Father, mankind occasionally must be reminded that God is just as much as He is merciful. These days, the excessive emphasis on God’s “nonjudgemental” mercy is actually a form of hubris, a prideful presumption of our “preciousness” in assuming that we will face no consequences of our defiance against God.
In my earlier post, Seven Trumpets, I explained the relationship between Pope Paul VI, Vatican II and the Seven Trumpets of the Apocalypse.
In verse 3, we find, “And another angel came, and stood before the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar, which is before the throne of God.” Although Father Kramer here interprets the golden altar, “typifies a grand institution in the Church, the religious orders, especially the contemplative life.” I do not see it so, it appears to be exactly what it says, a golden (i.e., perfectly pure) altar, indeed the altar of the Sacrifice of the Mass, the unbloody sacrifice of Calvary and the magnificent Sacrament of His love, the Holy Eucharist, God with us. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the perfectly pure golden altar, whereon all our holy saints have offered their lives as an oblation (incense) to the Eternal Father. Father Kramer says of this passage, “The golden altar, the fire upon it, the incense and the golden censer are all symbols of the religious life, the life of prayer.” I believe It is more correct to see the symbolism here as the oblations of the saints in union with, and based on, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. While Father K. emphasizes the offerings of the saints, he overlooks the most important part, that is that the oblations of the saints are based upon union with Christ in the most Blessed Sacrament. Father Kramer could never have anticipated the wholesale degradation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass or the horrible blasphemies against Our Lord in His sacrament of love that have resulted from the disastrous Council.
In verses 4 and 5 we have, “And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it on the earth, and there were thunders and voices and lightnings, and a great earthquake.” So the saints offer prayers to God, but then, the Angel fills the censer with fire and then casts the fire upon the earth, causing thunders, lightning and a great earthquake. Note that when the Angel fills the censer, he puts in no incense. This indicates no prayers. Father Kramer earlier explained that the fire represents both love and hatred.
My interpretation of this is that it predicts the effects of the post-conciliar “reforms” , i.e., that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will become neglected, debased, while saintly souls will diminish in number and God’s Angel of Justice will convict the world of these offenses by casting fire (punishment for disobedience) on the earth, resulting in “thunders, voices and lightnings and a great earthquake”. In this context, these signs show a warning of God’s judgement soon to follow. Note that the order of these images is reversed from that of Chapter 4, verse 5. The reversal is significant, as the first instance is positive, and this is the contrary. There seems to be a consensus that the earthquake represents the overthrow of an existing order; it presages the impending overthrow of the right order of the Church. Thus, this first Angel is warning of the falling away of the faith, of the changes that were being planned long before Vatican II was convoked.
In verse 7, “And the first Angel sounded the trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and it was cast on the earth, and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” Father Berry in his “The Apocalypse of St. John” explains that the fire is a chastisement from heaven for disobedience, and the fire mingled with blood represents wars and revolutions, which marked the 20th century perhaps more than ever before. The hail, blood and fire represent immense bloodshed, and it appears to indicate the violence of the abortions of hundreds of millions of innocent babies before they could be baptised. Within just a few years after Vatican II, abortion swept over the earth. Without the Consecration, Russia has been unable to convert and today, there are two abortions for every live birth in Russia!
The hail is a sign of judgement for heresy, and it is clear that heresy both contributed to and resulted from Vatican II. The death and destruction of the trees and grass represents the destruction of fertility, both material and spiritual, caused by this scourge of disobedience.
Verses 8 and 9, “And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood: And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed.” This echoes Old Testament passages where Babylon is referred to. In this case, it indicates Islam, as Father Kramer rightly intuited long before the current resurgence of this ancient heresy. Islam is drenching the world with blood and spreading like a diabolical firestorm.
In identifying Islam as the second scourge, Father K. explains that Islam, “is a religion of crude materialism … It not only brought spiritual death to the regions it conquered, but a bloody death to all who opposed its progress.” The ships destroyed are Catholic churches destroyed by the Islamists.
In verses 10 and 11 we meet the third Angel. “And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” This third scourge affects the divine institution of the Church. A great star falls from heaven, and is not extinguished but burns, scourging the the “fountains of waters”, indicating damage to the source, in this case the source of the rivers of supernatural life in the Church, the sacraments. Note that it does not mix with the waters, it transforms them, changing the very nature of the sacraments into something bitter, which destroys the souls of many. This indicates the loss of faith throughout the church through the corruption of the Mass and the sacraments, the corruption of the liturgy, and of catechesis.
Who is Wormwood? In Chapter 1, 20, John explains that the stars are Angels of the churches, thus, wormwood is a Bishop, actually, a great Bishop, the Bishop of Rome, the Pontiff. This great star was Pope John XXIII, who fell from grace by his defiance of the command of God. Failing to obey our Lady’s wishes, he not only refused to perform the Consecration, he also refused to reveal the secret which Our Blessed Mother had expressly ordered the Pope to reveal in 1960. This Bishop does not lose his office when apostatizing but falling, he causes others to fail in their faith and he would lose the light with which to enlighten the world. The name “Wormwood” indicates apostasy, as has been noted of the unreleased Third Secret of Fatima, which refers to an apostasy which begins at the top. In Jeremiah, wormwood is threatened as a food for false prophets and perverse priests, especially those who encouraged evildoers in sin. Doesn’t that seem appropriate for these corrupt conciliar prelates?
Father Kramer goes on to explain that wormwood symbolizes perverting the sources of grace and the spiritual life into poison and bitterness. By perverting the faith, the wormwood of modernism (and now neo-modernism) let loose on the Church by disobedient Pope John XXIII established a schism in the Church, but this time the schismatics were the modernist revolutionaries who assumed control of the structures of the visible church, casting out faithful Catholics. The revolutionaries had the visible structures, but the faithful traditional Catholics kept the faith.
From Father Kramer, “Wormwood will be the refreshment of all bishops and priests who mislead the people by false standards and practice injustice against faithful pastors. Selfish ambition and advancement in the church for earthly gain is their object. This fallen star changes the sources of spiritual life into wormwood, into sources of spiritual death by disobedience, pride and ambition. … He turns truth into falsehood.”
Father believes this portion to refer to the Greek Schism, but as we know, biblical prophecies can have more than one meaning, refer to more than one instance. The Greek Schism was a serious source of error and spiritual death in the Church, but the modernist revolution within the Church, taking over the structures of the church, is far more serious.
Verse 12: “And the fourth angel sounded the trumpet, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars, so that the third part of them was darkened, and the day did not shine for a third part of it, and the night in like manner.” This indicates the lights of heaven dimmed, which is a clear reference to the disastrous results of the Second Vatican Council and its deleterious results on the Church. The beauty and fecundity of the Church is nearly destroyed. The true Church is reduced to an embattled and weakened Remnant. In the Old Testament, both Isaiah and Ezekiel use the description of the darkening of the sun, moon and stars, and here it indicates a calamity befalling the Church, dimming her glory and ushering in a rapid decline in her ability to enlighten the world.
We conclude this post with verse 13: “And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth: by reason of the rest of the voices of the three angels, who are yet to sound the trumpet.”
Think on this for next time. † Pray the Rosary and confound the devil! † St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, Give me strength against thine enemies!