Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
I pray all are well and that all were able to get out to Mass yesterday for our Lenten ashes to help us prepare in mind, spirit and body for this very important Lent.
I have posted a link below with the announcement that the Ukrainian Bishops have asked the Pope to consecrate Russia and the Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This and the events now unfolding show that Fr. Gruner who was demonized by Rome for asking CONTINUALLY for this Consecration,,,,, was right......it had never been done the way Our Lady had asked! All the Popes who had seen the Third Secret and decided not to do the Consecration the way She had asked are all guilty for where we are today. There is guilt for the bishops and priests who did not offer First Saturdays of Reparation and promote the praying of the Rosary by their faithful! There is also guilt with the layman for not begging their priests to offer this even if their priest says NO! We as laymen can go to Mass on Saturday in a spirit of reparation. We as laymen can pray our Rosaries daily for peace and the Consecration. We can help spread this message! WE ARE ALL TO BLAME!
The following messages from Lucia are taken from Fatima.org..... they are about the efficacy of the Rosary and how Our Lady gave it a new efficacy for our times to help us WITH EVERYTHING. Our Lady came to warn us and She knew the battle would be great and the consequences for allowing the Children of Darkness to be more zealous that the Children of Light would bring harm to the souls of many and physical chastisement to the world!!!
Why now?....because the devil is waging a war like never before against the Holy Mass and the Rosary. The Reparation Prayers taught at Fatima help with the reparation for all the blasphemies and sacrileges done today against the Blessed Sacrament. We need to pray these daily along with our Rosaries. May we include a plea to the Eternal Father to grant a Consecration of Russia very soon....if not from this Pope....from the next!
In her 1957 interview with Father Fuentes, Sister Lucy spoke of a decisive battle between the Blessed Virgin and the devil. Though not as evident as the crisis of Faith and pastoral negligence, this third theme frequently appears in the communications of Sister Lucy. Yet what does she mean by “decisive battle”?
In her interview with Father Fuentes, Sister Lucy discusses this theme, saying:
“Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin, and the devil knows what it is that most offends God, and which in a short space of time will gain for him the greatest number of souls. Thus the devil does everything to overcome souls consecrated to God, because in this way the devil will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful abandoned by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them.
“Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, but She made me understand this for three reasons. The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Hence from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil; there is no other possibility.
“The second reason is because She said to my cousins as well as to myself, that God is giving two last remedies to the world. They are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the last two remedies which signify that there will be no others.
“The third reason is because in the plans of Divine Providence, God always, before He is about to chastise the world, exhausts all other remedies. Now, when He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever then, as we say in our imperfect manner of speaking, He offers us with a certain trepidation the last means of salvation, His Most Holy Mother. It is with a certain trepidation because if you despise and reject this ultimate means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven, because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Ghost. This sin consists of openly rejecting, with full knowledge and consent, the salvation which He offers. Let us remember that Jesus Christ is a very good Son and that He does not permit that we offend and despise His Most Holy Mother. We have recorded through many centuries of Church history the obvious testimony which demonstrates by the terrible chastisements which have befallen those who have attacked the honor of His Most Holy Mother, how Our Lord Jesus Christ has always defended the honor of His Mother.
“The two means for saving the world are prayer and sacrifice. [Regarding the Holy Rosary, Sister Lucy said:] Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary we will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.
“Finally, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Most Holy Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon, and as the sure door of entering Heaven.”
Father Alonso stated that the texts of Father Fuentes’ interview “do not say anything that Sister Lucy has not said in her numerous writings delivered to the public.” In further writings, Sister Lucy spoke of the diabolical campaign being waged. In a letter to her friend Mother Martins, after discussing devotion to the Rosary, she writes: “That is why the devil has waged such a war against it! And the worst is that he has succeeded in leading into error and deceiving souls having a heavy responsibility through the place which they occupy …! They are blind men guiding other blind men. …”
The following year Sister Lucy wrote again to Mother Martins:
Thus the little pamphlets [referring to a text on the Rosary composed by Sister Lucy] will remain with souls, as an echo of Our Lady’s voice, to remind them of the insistence with which She recommended the prayer of the Rosary to us, so many times. It is because She already knew that there had to come these times, during which the devil and his supporters would fight so much against this prayer, to lead souls away from God. And without God, who shall be saved?! For this reason we must do everything in our power to lead souls back to God.
Finally, in a letter to Don Umberto Pasquale, who was very devoted to the cause of Fatima, Sister Lucy wrote:
… The decadence which exists in the world is without any doubt the consequence of the lack of the spirit of prayer. Foreseeing this disorientation, the Blessed Virgin recommended recitation of the Rosary with such insistence. And since the Rosary is, after the holy Eucharistic liturgy, the prayer most apt for preserving faith in souls, the devil has unchained his struggles against it. Unfortunately, we see the disasters he has caused.
… We must defend souls against the errors which can make them stray from the good road. … We cannot and we must not stop ourselves, nor allow, as Our Lord says, the children of Darkness to be wiser than the children of Light … The Rosary is the most powerful weapon for defending ourselves on the field of battle.
Our Lady of Fatima....pray for us!
Saints Lucia, Jacinta and Francesco, 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!