Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
Today we celebrate the day when our Good God allowed a miracle through the prayers and intercession of Our Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal, October 13, 1917. The miracle was the miracle of the sun. Why a miracle of the sun? Why did Our Lady want God to give us this? What is the significance of this miracle?
The following could be a clue....A message given at Akita on October 13, 1973 and approved by the Church almost 10 years later on April 22, 1984.
At Akita, On October 13, 1973....Our Lady told Sr. Agnes Sasagawa the following......
"My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior."
After a short silence:
"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 work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
"The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them"
"With courage, speak to your superior. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparation."
"It is Bishop Ito, who directs your community."
And She smiled and then said:
"You have still something to ask? Today is the last time that I will speak to you in living voice. From now on you will obey the one sent to you and your superior."
"Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved."
OUR LADY OF FATIMA....PRAY FOR US!
(The below video is Dr. Miravelle who is a contemporary theologian. With this topic, I felt his message needs to be heard...Although, I personally have problems with Our Lady of All Nations and he mentions this in his talk...that is not my focus here. There are very few talks relating Fatima with Akita and I felt this was worthy of posting. Bishop Sheen was of the same mindset of the Miracle of the Sun.)
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!