Hello Everyone -
Tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament. This is an important feast day considering we have had no public Mass for the past few months WORLDWIDE! Some dioceses are lifting the ban but there are many restrictions and it looks like receiving in our dirty hands and putting a host into our mouth will be the protocol. We must fight to receive Our Lord truly present on our tongues and we must write to our bishops to beg for this.
In an age when many doubt the Real Presence in the Blessed Eucharist, we find the Angel who appeared to the three children leaving a Host and Chalice suspended in the air while he prostrates himself and prays the prayer:
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore You profoundly!
I offer You the Most Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our
Lord Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation
For the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences committed against Him; and through
The infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of
Mary – I beg or the conversion of poor sinners.
Not only does the vision of the angel adoring the Host and Chalice reassure us in our belief in the beautiful doctrine of the Real Presence, but the drops of the Precious Blood falling from the Host into the Chalice confirm what the Church has always taught, that Christ is present, whole and entire, in either species.
Another doctrine of the Faith brought forward at Fatima is the doctrine on hell. How many so-called theologians, in this sad age, have taken it upon themselves to dismiss the doctrine of a hell of eternal fire as “not suitable for the mentality of modern man”? At Fatima, the children were given a terrifying vision of that same hell of fire, proving that the magisterium has not erred. These children of 7, 9 and 10 were told by Our Lady that this is where the souls of poor sinners go because there is no one to pray and make sacrifices for them. Our Lady urged the necessity of compassion for our neighbors when She said this, telling us that we are all in some sense mediators of intercession for souls, many of whom we can save if we pray and do penance for them. Upon hearing and seeing this, the children spent their days making little sacrifices and prayers so that souls would not fall there, leaving us with this heroic example.
The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady was clearly implied in the references to Her Immaculate Heart. Therefore, by inference, the doctrine of Original Sin, so often challenged today, is confirmed. If Our Lady is immaculate, then the rest of us are conceived in sin as the Church has always taught.
The doctrines of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, of the existence of angels and devils, of the need for prayer and penance to attain salvation are all brought to the notice of the modern world at Fatima, and of course, are confirmed by the great Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917. This happens to be the only miracle predicted to happen, day and hour, which actually did happen as predicted. Shouldn’t this make this message significant? Shouldn’t we study what the message is and live it?
Another threat today is that of a complete totalitarian state not only in our America but in the world. Many rules coming from the UN are being imposed throughout the world under the guise of protection of the public from this "Plandemic".
“It is possible by means of shrewd and unremitting propaganda to make
people believe that heaven is hell and hell is heaven.” Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1926
Nobody who has seen the spread of atheistic communism throughout the world would doubt this quote today. All the evidence we have of communism indicates that it creates a veritable hell on earth in countries which it controls. So great is the power of the atheist propaganda machine, nevertheless, that it enables world communism/socialism to make continued progress.
Catholics, on the other hand, seem disinterested in propagating the magnificent idealism of their faith, the only antidote to this threat of communism. It is a great responsibility which we will surely have to answer for on the last day. We are hiding this Light under the bushel of our sloth and our apathy, allowing murderers and robbers to take over political control of the world.
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.
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 - and there are more to be martyred. 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.
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 continue to offer many Spiritual Communions and Rosaries in reparation of the many sins we have seen and continue to see. May we be faithful to the requests made known at Fatima.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
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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!