Sorry this image is so big - but today is a big day!
It is both a day to celebrate Our Lady and Her intense love for us and also a day to mourn the enemies attack on this message of love which unfortunately has come from within the Church Herself!
The Fatima message is a treasure from Heaven given with great love to the Church by the Mother of the Church in 1917. It is not the property of a single group within the Church. It has been certified by the Church as being in perfect harmony with the Gospel. The movement to crush communism and all its errors must come from the bosom of the Church and it must be led by Our Lady who is appointed by God to crush the power of the demon. The Fatima crusade is to be then a conquering army. Our Lady intended the urgent appeal to be addressed to all Catholics without exception and especially to the priests and religious to help lead the people in this great battle against the enemy. (The public miracle of the sun - proves this!)
We must find in our own conscience the strength to be generous, to obey the impulse to do something noble, something worthwhile with this fleeting life. Soon, we will all be standing before our Judge and Lord.
As Our Lady had foretold, error did spread and is still spreading from Soviet Russia. The second world war has taken place. The Church has been persecuted as never before in history, and the good have been martyred in millions. The final series of the prophecies has still to be fulfilled, namely the suffering of the Holy Father, the annihilation of various nations, the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the conversion of Russia to Christianity and the promised age of peace.
The Fatima message is not to be buried. We can still do as Our Lady has asked. We can start with our own consecration and commitment to saying the daily Rosary and wearing the Brown Scapular and getting more to do the same. We can pray the prayers of Reparation taught to the children for the sins committed daily against the Blessed Sacrament and to help mitigate the loss of souls to Hell for all eternity. This duty alone should make us feel useful to God.
Pope Benedict XV in April, 1918, in a letter to the Portuguese Bishops, referred to the occurrences at Fatima as, “an extraordinary aid from the Mother of God.” We have the miracle of the sun, October 13, 1917 and the incorrupt body of Jacinta (maybe Lucia when she is exhumed). Our good God has given us proof that we need to listen to our Mother and do all that we can to obey Her. The power to change this sinful world lies in God’s grace and mercy. May we seek to ask our dear Mother Mary to intercede for us and beg God’s mercy through our prayers and obedience to this Message of Love from a dear Mother for Her wayward children.
May we pray for the Church to have militant Prelates, priests and laity who will come forward for Our Lady and demand that this message be obeyed. Since Vatican II and its message of tolerance to the enemies of the Church, we are falsely led to believe that there is NO SPIRITUAL COMBAT between Christ's Church and the world. For too long have these men been allowed to pursue and promote their false vision of a Church reconciled to the world rather than a world reconciled to the Church of Jesus Christ. For too long have these men yoked the Church to the utopian notion of world peace among men of all religions or no religion at all, rather than the true peace that can only come when the souls of men are conquered by the grace of CHRIST THE KING, which He deigns to mediate to men through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and through the Holy Roman Catholic Church - the true Holy Roman Catholic Church!! MAY THIS BE OUR PRAYER TODAY TO THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN!! WE PRAY THAT SHE MAY INSPIRE AND SEND US GOOD AND HOLY PRELATES AND PRIESTS TO PROMOTE THE FATIMA MESSAGE!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!