See, My daughter, My heart surrounded by thorns which ungrateful men pierce at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude... Say to all those who, for five months, on the first Saturday, confess, receive Holy Communion, recite the Rosary and keep Me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, in a spirit of reparation, I promise to assist them at the hour of death with all the graces necesary for the salvation of their souls."
The heart of Our Lady's Message to the world is contained
in what has come to be called the "Secret"
which She confided to the three child seers in July 1917.
The first part of the Secret was a horrifying vision of hell
"where the souls of poor sinners go"
and contained an urgent plea from Our Lady
for acts of prayer and sacrifice to save souls.
The second part of the Secret specifically prophesized
the outbreak of World War II and contained
the Mother of God's solemn request for the
Consecration of Russia as a condition of world peace.
It also predicted the inevitable triumph
of Her Immaculate Heart
following Russia's consecration and the conversion
"of that poor nation" to the Catholic Faith.
One must also understand the strange and systematic effort
by certain Catholic churchmen to obstruct fulfillment
of the heavenly imperatives of the Fatima Message,
including the consecration of Russia
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
the miraculous conversion of Russia to Catholicism,
and the consequent triumph of the Immaculate Heart
in a period of world peace.
The central importance of Fatima in the scheme
of current world events is only demonstrated by the recent,
almost frantic, efforts of certain Vatican officials
to "deconstruct" and "demythologize" Fatima
in order to avoid giving offense to various elements
outside the Church-especially the Russian Orthodox,
whose implacable opposition to Rome is as intense as ever
after forty years of useless "ecumenical dialogue"
with Vatican representatives.
Our Lady's Words:
"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 of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated."
Russia has not converted.
Russia's errors, including the holocaust of "legalized" abortion,
have spread throughout the world.
There is no peace.
And today even unbelievers live in fear of the annihilation of nations. To echo the words of Pope St. Gregory the Great,
it is better that scandal arise than that the truth be hidden
-especially when, as in this case, the truth could avert