The Moment Has Come …

“The moment has come … ” With these words, Our Lady of Fatima began the most significant and mystical vision of all the Marian apparitions when she appeared to Sister Lucia at Tuy on June 13, 1929. In this post we will attempt to understand the vision and its message for us today in light of the Apocalypse and the events of this centenary year.

Previously, in Apocalypse 12 we saw that great red dragon, whom Pope Leo XIII referred to as, “the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan” go to war against the Woman clothed with the Sun, and prepare to make war with “her seed”, the faithful Church.  Chapter 12 ends:

And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.  And he stood upon the sand of the sea.

Now, we arrive at Apocalypse 13, which reveals the strategy of the dragon, which is satan. In her book, “Beyond Politics”, Solange Hertz describes the scene for us,

Before St. John’s eyes a diabolic trinity began taking shape which appears to be a blasphemous parody of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The Apostle sees a beast coming up out of the sea, followed by another beast coming from the earth. These two are joined in a close relationship with each other and with the Dragon, who is, of course, Satan himself, and who animates and directs them in such a way that the three operate as one. St. John saw the Dragon give the first beast “his own strength and great power,” so that the reprobates “adored the dragon which gave power to the beast.” The second beast also derives his power from the Dragon, but through the medium of the first beast. We are told, “He executed all the power of the former beast in his sight; and he caused the earth and them that dwell therein to adore the first beast,” just as this first beast had caused them to adore the Dragon. Thus the Dragon mimics the role of God the Father in the Blessed Trinity, source of both the Son and the Holy Ghost, whose parts are played by the two Beasts in the diabolic threesome.

What does St. John tell us of this second beast, the one who arises from the earth, which is symbolic of the Church?

“And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he executed all the power of the former beast in his sight; and he caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, whose wound to death was healed.” (Apocalypse 13, 11-12)

Thus, we see that this second beast appears as a lamb, but “he spoke as a dragon”. This warns us that although the beast masquerades as the leader of Christians, he has a diabolic agenda. The reader will draw his own conclusions. For now, we simply point out that St. John’s vision of the diabolical trinity also represents a  reversal of Christendom.  In the diabolical vision, the State derives from Satan and then, the so-called “Church” (one world religion of man) derives from the State and serves the State, not God. This is the direct reversal of Christendom in which Christ reigns over all. This vision is the same as that proposed by Pope Paul VI at the close of Vatican II and most thoroughly exemplified by the new Bergoglian church, which occupies the Vatican and seeks now to draw all  into its deadly grasp, the Franciscans of the Immaculate, the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta, and now the Society of St. Pius X. And there is none to withstand him.

Let us compare that vision of St. John’s with the remarkable vision granted to Sister Lucia at Tuy, June 13, 1929.

The Vision of Tuy

The moment has come …

 

Suddenly a supernatural light illumined the whole chapel and on the altar appeared a cross of light which reached to the ceiling.  In a brighter part could be seen, on the upper part of the Cross, the face of a man and His body to the waist;  On His breast was an equally luminous dove,  and nailed to the cross, the body of another man. 

A little below the waist, suspended in mid-air, was to be seen a Chalice and a large Host on to which fell some drops of Blood from the face of the Crucified and from a wound in His breast. These drops ran down over the Host and fell into the Chalice. 

Under the right arm of the Cross was Our Lady with Her Immaculate Heart in Her hand … (It was Our Lady of Fatima with Her Immaculate Heart… in Her left hand… without a sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames…) 

Under the left arm (of the Cross), some big letters, as it were of crystal-clear water running down over the Altar, formed these words: “Grace and Mercy”.

“I understood that it was the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity that was shown to me …”

Then Our Lady said to me:

“The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means.  So numerous are the souls which the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me, that I come to ask for reparation. Sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”

In her memoirs, recounted by Frere Michel, Sister Lucia states that later, by means of an interior communication, Our Lord said to her,

“They did not want to heed My request! … Like the King of France they will repent and do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread its errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions against the Church: the Holy Father will have much to suffer.”

This vision at Tuy was Heaven’s warning against the diabolical attacks which even then threatened the Church. In it, God, in His infinite providence is asserting both His dominion and the means He is offering for those who choose to follow Him.  At Tuy, the message of Fatima is confirmed and clarified for those who would see. We are offered the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Mother of all those who follow Him in truth. God’s dominion is through His grace and mercy, which flow from His crucifixion by which He saves all those who repent from their sins and take up their crosses, following Him. As the vision shows, He nourishes us with His Sacred Body and Blood.

This mystical vision, so rich in its sacred imagery was given for two reasons: firstly, to warn the Pope and hierarchy of that time, who refused to heed it and secondly, to assist the faithful of our time. For at this time, the second beast is perilously close to achieving the goal of the first beast, which is to eliminate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  We discussed this in at least two earlier posts, “June 13, 2015” and “The Message of Fatima for the Post-synodal Church”. An excerpt:

“The period of time after 1917 was a series of setbacks; although the Popes and Bishops recognized Fatima and appeared to honor Our Lady of Fatima, the corruption in the Church continued and devotion to the true message of Fatima was never promoted. Pope Benedict XV, who had succeeded St. Pius X,  dismantled his Anti-Modernist structures including the offices of the Sodalitium Pianum that were finally closed down altogether in 1921. Thus, modernism began its resurgence in the seminaries and universities, preparing the way for those “Periti” who would engineer the the takeover of the Second Vatican Council, which they themselves called the Revolution of 1789 in the Church.

“Benedict  XV was followed by Pius XI, a brilliant intellectual and considered thoroughly orthodox in matters of the faith. However, his secular policies, resulting from the influence of his Masonic Secretary of State Gasparri, brought much harm to the Church. He effectively destroyed Catholic political parties, entered into various concordats, and in 1929 he ceded the Papal States to Italy in exchange for a large sum of money, with which the Vatican then entered the ranks of international bankers. Pius XI’s Secretary of State, Gasparri also engineered a treaty in Mexico which effectively disarmed the Cristeros although the persecution of Mexican Catholics continued for years afterwards. It is most likely that it is these events, the Vatican’s entrance into Masonic controlled international banking (with all the corruption and intrigue that entails)and its betrayal of Catholic faithful, that prompted Our Lady’s return to Sister Lucia again.”

With each pope’s arrogant denial of Heaven’s request, the darkness and chaos increased as grace and faith ebbed away until we finally arrived at the apotheosis of the modernist heresy, Jorge Bergoglio, who seeks to complete the total perversion of the faith in time for the “celebration” of Martin Luther’s soul destroying revolution.

Pope Francis came to Fatima and on the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of the Rosary’s first apparition, and here is what he offered Our Lady by way of a tribute:

“Pilgrims with Mary… But which Mary? A teacher of the spiritual life, the first to follow Jesus on the “narrow way” of the cross by giving us an example, or a Lady “unapproachable” and impossible to imitate? A woman “blessed because she believed” always and everywhere in God’s words (cf. Lk 1:42.45), or a “plaster statue” from whom we beg favours at little cost? The Virgin Mary of the Gospel, venerated by the Church at prayer, or a Mary of our own making: one who restrains the arm of a vengeful God; one sweeter than Jesus the ruthless judge; one more merciful than the Lamb slain for us?

“Great injustice is done to God’s grace whenever we say that sins are punished by his judgment, without first saying – as the Gospel clearly does – that they are forgiven by his mercy! Mercy has to be put before judgment and, in any case, God’s judgment will always be rendered in the light of his mercy. Obviously, God’s mercy does not deny justice, for Jesus took upon himself the consequences of our sin, together with its due punishment. He did not deny sin, but redeemed it on the cross. Hence, in the faith that unites us to the cross of Christ, we are freed of our sins; we put aside all fear and dread, as unbefitting those who are loved (cf. 1 Jn 4:18). …”

“With Mary, may each of us become a sign and sacrament of the mercy of God, who pardons always and pardons everything.”

The best rebuttal of that blasphemous tripe is from Christopher Ferrara who defended Our Lady most elegantly in his Fatima Perspective 1008.

In it, Mr. Ferrara affirms that, “Mary …  is the Immaculate Conception, the sinless Virgin Mother of God, the Mediatrix of all Graces, and the Co-Redemptrix, Who from all eternity was destined to play Her central role in the Redemption by bearing the God-Man conceived by the Holy Ghost in Her own womb, flesh of Her flesh, Her true Son.” …

“And then the false alternative, combined with caricature: it is either the “Mary of the Gospel” or the “Mary of our own making: one who restrains the arm of a vengeful God; one sweeter than Jesus the ruthless judge; one more merciful than the Lamb slain for us…” …

“Implicit in this snide distortion of the traditional Catholic view of Mary is, first of all, an implicit negation of the entire Message of Fatima, which involves precisely the ultimatum that God will inflict terrible punishments on humanity and that souls will be lost for all eternity unless the Virgin’s requests are granted. Moreover, the vision the Vatican itself published in 2000 depicts the destructive rays emanating from the avenging angel being repelled by none other than the Blessed Virgin.

Mr. Ferrara concludes by affirming  that implicit in the message of Fatima is the Catholic teaching that God’s  mercy extends, through the Immaculate Mother of God, to souls that have recourse to Her. “That is, God deigns to allow His Mother a singular intercessory power possessed by no other human creature.”

Thus, we see something never before seen in the history of the Church: the reputed Vicar of Christ insulting Christ’s Mother at the very place of her apparitions on the 100th anniversary of Fatima. Do you think His justice is not outraged? However, who among the hierarchy defended Our Lady of Fatima and her message?  Was there any Bishop ?  I repeat, who defended Our Lady?

There is so much more that you need to understand about this, but it is very late now. Please, for the love of the Immaculata, turn to her, pray her Rosary, ask her help to perform pleasing acts of penance and a thorough and complete Consecration, both personal and of your family if appropriate.

  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!

  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 and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

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By all means, let us tweet

A reader recently forwarded one of those circular email blog posts that make the rounds these days. The following response is definitely not an attack on the person(s) who wrote it. It is an attempt to respond to the secularized faith behind it. The crisis in the Church is the result of the disobedience of the Popes (and the hierarchy) to the message of the Mother of God at Fatima. Thus, it is above all, a spiritual crisis and any effective response must be based on obedience to Mary’s requests, not indifferent to them.

Today, wherever the Catholic faith still exists, there is a class of paid professional Catholics, that is, those who earn a living interpreting events in the Church and in the world from a Catholic perspective and passing their wisdom along to the rest of us, presumably to aid us as we strive to serve God and save our souls. And so I read the following quotes and responded.

The article urged readers to “use every means of social communication” to prod the pope to respond to the Dubia. It also stated that, “… precisely because the pope has not spoken, the Church is facing a crisis”, and “we have to keep asking the pope to clarify what he means, and in the meantime share our own opinion about AL in whatever mediums are available to us.

Maybe it was because I was exhausted, it was 2 am and I was late for Matins, but reading it caused me to respond in an acerbic manner that really was uncharitable. I apologise for those remarks and have toned the following down a bit.

My first thought on reading the email article was, “Oh! If only everyone would just tweet their own opinions on Amoris Laetitia, we could finally clear up  this smoke of satan! ” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Then, the writer’s insistence that Pope Francis “has not spoken” struck me. Readers, Pope Francis has spoken. Over. and. over. and. over.  Why cannot these leading Catholic professionals see the big, modernist elephant in the room?

Make a mess!

And yet, Pope Francis has done nothing more than continue the trajectory set by the Second Vatican Council. And that disastrous Council simply fulfilled the warning of the Mother of God in her message at Fatima.

Many Catholics today cannot help their confusion. It is the completely logical withdrawal of God’s grace which happens when one falls away from friendship with God. We do that when we disobey Him. When the popes failed to obey, beginning with Pius XI, grace began ebbing away from the Church, By John XXIII’s pontificate, it was much clearer, just as Sister Lucia foretold. Pope John XXIII has the distinction of being the first pope to openly, publicly defy the Blessed Virgin Mary and also her Son!

“… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.(Luke 13, 5)

The disobedience of the Popes and the vast majority of the Catholic hierarchy caused the spiritual chastisement, but it is deepened, and grace continues to ebb insofar as rank and file Catholics refuse to respond to this deep spiritual crisis with the appropriate reparation. God has given us an absolutely horrid spiritual chastisement and yet most Catholics are indifferent to the spiritual basis of the crisis. They have become secularized. With the loss of grace, ebbs the faith…

And so, the world is spinning on its merry way, murdering helpless babies and trafficking in their body parts, “mercifully” ending the lives of the elderly and ill and soon, anyone who is not politically correct or is deemed unproductive, and institutionalizing sodomy and child abuse with the new Bergoglian Reformed Church leading the way.

And what are our professional Catholic leaders telling us? They offer us the deep spiritual weapons of social media. Use Twitter, Facebook, email and any other means at your disposal to “share your opinion”. What do you think? Would John the Baptist instead of warning us,  “Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand”,  text us, “Get out there and Tweet! Your very souls depend on it! ” St. Paul, were he here today, would he email urgent epistles warning the faithful that unless they spread their own opinions far and wide, their souls were in danger?

Our Catholic hierarchy, as I have often remarked, is in a spiritual darkness today because of the disobedience of the popes in the last century, which has vastly accelerated because of their own disobedience. The truth about Our Lady’s requests at Fatima is available to them, but they reject it because of  their modernist mindset that “Fatima is a private revelation”. They simply refuse to obey and so they continue to bumble about, never quite effective in their feeble attempts to address the auto-demolition of the faith.

“… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.

As an example, I offer Cardinal Burke, the hero of the Dubia. A good man, he urged faithful Catholics to  “storm heaven” by joining with him once a month in the Mass and the Rosary to pray for hope and guidance out of the Church’s current “confusion.” And this is done in the name of Fatima! Note, not the First Saturdays of Reparation that Our Lady asked for, no, not at all. But first days. Tragic.

Please pray and offer penance that faithful Catholics will wake up and grasp the fact that the solution is as simple as obeying Our Lady of Fatima, following her commands in humility and obedience, not following her “in our own way”! It is futile to continue to “use social media” to combat this. In anticipation of the usual comments, I am not opposed to social media, however you must know the truth that our hierarchy and well paid Catholic talking heads ignore: “… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.(Luke 13, 5)

Those who assume that they can dispel the smoke of satan by any activity whatsoever that is not based firmly upon obedience to the Mother of God in her revelations to Sister Lucia are tragically mistaken.

With every act of indifference or outright disobedience to the command of God through the Blessed Virgin Mary, grace is ebbing away from this sad, tired world. The darkness deepens and in this confusion, we too can become disheartened; but look, there is One Who always welcomes us, He has adopted us and now we call His Mother ours. Come, take up your rosary and join us …

Please, more than ever, pray the Rosary and confound satan and those who serve him.

“… except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.(Luke 13, 5)

“If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts..” (Psalm 94, from Matins, Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

 

~ 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!

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Election Note

Nisi solum Jesum.

If voting is the answer, what is the question?

The rest of this mad world may believe that they can vote away all the rot that has accumulated since 1960, when things became “clearer” as Sister Lucia foretold and the Pope publically defied the Mother of God… But you know better or you would not be here reading this. And on some level, you realize that the vermin currently possessing the White House and the vermin who are part of the massive Clinton scam are not going to disappear just because “uneducated white blue-collar workers” (as they so delightfully refer to us ) voted them out.

You know that the only way to make America or any country great is by a humble and contrite turning from sin, a true conversion of heart, true reparation and trust in God alone. In God alone is our salvation. Nisi solum Jesum.

Knowing this, you know what you must do.

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If … If Not …

“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.”

That is to say, that one way or another, God’s justice will prevail, despite our willful disobedience. Nowhere is this more apparent that in the United States of America during this tragic pre-election melodrama.

The following post is my final attempt to address repeated requests of some readers to clarify the spiritual implications of the current political turmoil in the United States.

“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: [9] And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed.” (Apoc. 8, 8)

Although the above has been applied appropriately to Islam, in our times it is more accurately applied to Russia. Indeed, Our Lady’s last appearance at Fatima on October 13, 1917, was just 25 days prior to the Bolshevik Revolution of November 7, 1917 (which was October 25 in the Julian or Old Style calendar by which it is referred to as the “October Revolution”).

As Father Sylvester Berry points out in his book, The Apocalypse of St. John, the burning mountain is most certainly a country and with the hindsight we have now, 99 years after Our Lady of Fatima warned that if Russia was was not consecrated,  she (Russia) “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.”

Fr. Berry:  “The vision shows that, despite the preaching of the Gospel, some great nation will bring war and bloodshed upon a large portion of mankind. It also predicts great persecutions against the Church. Nations will seek to destroy the Church at all hazards.”

In another earlier post, Islam and the Errors of Russia, we explained the connection between the two evils, Islam and Russia. This will all be clear soon, as the chastisement reveals its contours more clearly. But for now, just note: Blessed Elena Aiello prophesied in the year 1960 (note well the date) that “Russia will battle America and will overcome Europe. … will raise her flag over the Dome of St. Peter’s.”  Indeed, some have noted that with Pope Francis, we already have a marxist pope, since he currently owns a symbol of the errors of Russia, that is, a hammer and sickle on which Christ Our Saviour hangs crucified.

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Slash and burn, reboot

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.”

Fresh, new growth springs from the ashes.

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.”

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Restating the obvious, again

Due to the controversy which took too much of my time, I decided to take a day or two to think things over. The following is my carefully and prayerfully reconsidered position. I will state the basics and follow with a brief discussion.

You’re Catholic and you think that? Really?

 

July 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima after showing the children a terrifying view of hell, warned that if mankind did not heed her warnings much suffering would ensue:

“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, Russia 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..”

Again, on June 13, 1929, Our Lady said,

“The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the Bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it [Russia] by this means.”

And yet again, in a May, 1952 appearance to Sister Lucia, Our Lady said,

“Make it known to the Holy Father that I am always awaiting the consecration of Russia to my immaculate Heart. Without the consecration, Russia will not be able to convert, nor will the world have peace.”

In 1946, Sister Lucia confirmed yet again, this time to Father Jongen, “The exact petition of Our Lady was for the Holy to make the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.”

And again, In the famous 1957 interview with Father Fuentes, Sister Lucia said,

“Father, many times the Blessed Virgin told me and my cousins Jacinta and and Francisco that Russia is the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation [Russia].“

I have at least five other similar citations, all of them restating the obvious, that Our Lady asked for Russia to be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart and also, warned that unless this was done, Russia would spread her errors to such an extent that no nation at all would be spared. In his book on Fatima, William Thomas Walsh confirmed, that in his 1956 interview with her, Sister Lucia stated most emphatically,

“What Our Lady wants is that the Pope and all the Bishops in the world shall consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart on one special day. If this is done, she will convert Russia and there will be peace. If it is not done, the errors of Russia will spread through every country in the world.”

Walsh then asked, “Does this mean that every country, without exception, will be overcome by communism?”

“Yes”, was Sister Lucia’s precise answer.

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Archbishop Sheen’s Prophecy

In 1950, Archbishop Fulton Sheen foretold the events which seem to be happening now, as the Chastisement of Fatima continues to unfold, with the present occupant of the See of Peter.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

In his book, Communism and the Conscience of the West, here is what (then) Father Sheen said:

We are living in the days of the Apocalypse, the last days of our era. The two great forces-the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of the anti-Christ are beginning to draw battle lines for the catastrophic contest.

The False prophet will have a religion without a cross. A religion without a world to come. A religion to destroy religions. There will be a counterfeit Church.

Christ’s Church the Catholic Church will be one; and the false Prophet will create the other.

The False Church will be worldly, ecumenical, and global. It will be a loose federation of churches and religions, forming some type of global association.

A world parliament of Churches. It will be emptied of all Divine content, it will be the mystical body of the anti-christ. The Mystical Body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot, and he will be the false prophet. Satan will recruit him from our Bishops.

The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers. He will not wear red tights, nor vomit sulphur, nor carry a trident nor wave an arrowed tail as Mephistopheles in Faust. This masquerade has helped the Devil convince men that he does not exist. When no man recognizes, the more power he exercises. God has defined Himself as “I am Who am,” and the Devil as “I am who am not.”

Nowhere in Sacred Scripture do we find warrant for the popular myth of the Devil as a buffoon who is dressed like the first “red.” Rather is he described as an angel fallen from heaven, as “the Prince of this world,” whose business it is to tell us that there is no other world. His logic is simple: if there is no heaven there is no hell; if there is no hell, then there is no sin; if there is no sin, then there is no judge, and if there is no judgment then evil is good and good is evil. But above all these descriptions, Our Lord tells us that he will be so much like Himself that he would deceive even the elect–and certainly no devil ever seen in picture books could deceive even the elect. How will he come in this new age to win followers to his religion?

The pre-Communist Russian belief is that he will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity and plenty not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves. . . .

The third temptation in which Satan asked Christ to adore him and all the kingdoms of the world would be His, will become the temptation to have a new religion without a Cross, a liturgy without a world to come, a religion to destroy a religion, or a politics which is a religion–one that renders unto Caesar even the things that are God’s.

In the midst of all his seeming love for humanity and his glib talk of freedom and equality, he will have one great secret which he will tell to no one: he will not believe in God. Because his religion will be brotherhood without the fatherhood of God, he will deceive even the elect. He will set up a counter-church which will be the ape of the Church, because he, the Devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. . . .

But the twentieth century will join the counter-church because it claims to be infallible (when its visible head speaks ex cathedra from Moscow on the subject of economics and politics, and as chief shepherd of world communism.)

Now Archbishop Sheen was both very familiar with the message of Fatima about the Chastisement to come, and the threat posed by the “errors of Russia”. Hence the portion of his prophecy above that references the anti-church taking orders from Moscow, which may not seem applicable today. But there is a pretty good case to be made that on this point, as well, Archbishop Sheen was correct. That will be the subject of a further post or two.

It is becoming increasingly clear, even to the Novus Ordo “conservative” Catholics, that Pope Francis is preaching a “religion of man”, emptied of all concept of sin, and even of Jesus Christ crucified. Thus, he is not preaching salvation but damnation.

We should thank God and our Blessed Mother for mercifully making the truth of the current time glaringly clear for all to see. As Sister Lucia repeated so often, “Penance, penance, penance!”

Advent is such a beautiful time for us to strengthen and renew our resolve to consecrate our entire lives, all that we are, to the Immaculata in order to hasten the triumph of her reign.

 

Above all, Pray the Rosary and Confound the Devil and those who serve him.

†  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!

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