The Secret of the Secret of Fatima is reparative devotion to God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Until such time as reparation has been made – or extracted from mankind – the fury of the chastisement will increase even as the grace and mercy of God will withdraw like the tide ebbing away before the tsunami rolls in.
It is difficult to do this matter justice in these circumstances. But you must know this: There is one essential devotion that you must do. The grace which is needed for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary depends on it.
In Frere Michel’s Volume II of The Whole Truth About Fatima, he thoroughly documents the resistance, indeed refusal, first by Bishop da Silva, Fatima’s Ordinary, and then by Pope Pius XI, to even support the First Saturdays of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, much less establish this. Here is the crux of the problem, that few seem to grasp: The revelations of Our Lady at Fatima occurred in a specific order and this order is essential to the understanding of the message.
First and foremost is Pray the Rosary every day. Then right after the vision of Hell, (which is a foundational revelation,) is the vision of her Immaculate Heart. In that sequence alone, we are to understand that the requested devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is essential to defeating sin and its eternal consequences in our own life. So, already, we understand, the daily Rosary is the basis for everything else which follows. Then, we must be aware and stay aware that our battle is against sin, and grasp that not only are we responsible for saving our souls but must pray and sacrifice to save sinners from this terrible fate. And we are given at this third visit, the two means to do this, that is, the Rosary and the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Ed. Note: If you would fully understand the importance of devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the very best explication is to be found in, “Who Are You, O Immaculata?” by Father Karl Stehlin, Please see the link in the sidebar to the right.
Now, if you would truly understand the Message of Fatima, invest some prayerful time reading and re-reading the dependable accounts of this Third Visit, which is the heart of the heart of the message. We therefore recall yet again:
Our Lady prefaced the vision of Hell with an important prayer:
“Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice: ‘O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’ “
Note the sequence here: First and foremost, “O Jesus, it is for love of You.” Always Jesus first!
After the vision of Hell, the children turned to Our Lady for comfort and she told them:
You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.
If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI.
When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine and persecutions against the Church and the Holy Father.
To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.
If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.
In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.
In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc. Do not tell this to anybody. Francisco yes, you may tell him.
When you say the Rosary, say after each mystery, ‘O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell, Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need (of Thy mercy).
Note: Our Lady only said, “a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.” Enemies of the message of Fatima insist on attacking this as “millenarianism” which is very misleading. Our Lady only indicated a “certain period” of peace.
Our Lady’s visits at Fatima were prefaced by the three visits of St. Michael demanding sacrifice and reparation, especially for Eucharistic abuses, and teaching the children the perfect act of Eucharistic Adoration. Then, Our Lady began her series of apparitions and by her third visit, had taught the children the importance of the daily Rosary, the reality and eternal character of Hell as a consequence of sin, the need for reparation for sins and for the conversion of sinners.
“To save them (sinners), God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.”
In the Secret she had given them, we see that she mentions Pope Pius XI. She is calling him out by name, before that name even existed, for the Pope of 1917 was Benedict XV. Therefore, we see that when Our Lady returned in the reign of Pius XI, and asked for the First Saturdays of Reparation, she was directing this request to Pius XI personally. How tragic that this Pope refused even such a small request! Frere Michel, in Volume II, documents extensively the frantic actions of this pathetic Pope, and all of them failed because he refused the simple requests of Our Lady. In fact, on his watch, Russia, by now possessed by the satanic fury of marxism, spread her errors like wildfire and many millions of Christians suffered and died. Thus, the fulfillment of the prophecy, “The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.” That is not to imply that we have seen the end of this dire prophecy, far from it!
Our Lady’s first request was for the First Saturdays of Reparation. Once again, we note the sequence. Had this small devotion been established by the Pope, the grace that would have resulted would have facilitated the Consecration of Russia. By obediently establishing in the world devotion to her Immaculate Heart with the First Saturdays, the Pope would have nourished his own faith and the faith of millions of Catholics throughout the world, thus allowing for the Consecration of Russia.
Lucia’s own Bishop, da Silva, refused this small but essential devotion. Then, Pope Pius XI refused to establish it. Now, recall the words of Our Lady, “To save them (sinners), God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.”
The operative word here is “establish”. This is a directive to the Pope for it is his responsibility to establish devotions. No Pope has in any way established this important devotion. How many Bishops have called for it, or have themselves set the example publicly?
To be perfectly clear: if you do not observe and promote this devotion (within your limited means, of course), you will be held accountable. This devotion, after the previous ones cited, is not optional; indeed it is more urgent now than ever before.In the next post, Deo volente, we will discuss the obstacles to observing the devotion of First Saturdays of Reparation and possible means of overcoming them.
Post script: Events are so uncertain now, and maybe it is a good idea to state this clearly:
God Our Father knows all things and most certainly knew that the Vatican would resist the message of Our Lady. Therefore, the inevitable conclusion is that the Message is for us now, more than ever. It is for us to see how this horrid state of affairs came about and therefore how it may be remedied. If only I could help people understand the simple, straightforward path here, laid out for us long before this disastrous papacy, which is the result of a century of willful disobedience by the Pope and Bishops of the Church.
This article was originally published years ago, and is only getting more urgent as the wreckage continues. Please understand this: False leaders arise, but if they are not Apostles of the Immaculata, they are misleading you and will only worsen this tragic apostasy. A true leader will be given when we have converted our hearts.
Please, it is never to late to Return to the Message of Fatima!
Remember – Our Lady needs us to obey: First Saturdays of Reparation, daily rosary, at least 5 mysteries, wear her brown scapular and live your Total Consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offering daily duties in reparation and for the conversion of poor sinners.
† 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! Viva Cristo Rey!
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
† St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!