13 May 2020 ; The 3rd Secret Of Fatima
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Today is the Feast of Our Lady Of Fatima
This feast commemorates the visions of Our Lady seen near Fátima in Portugal in 1917 by three shepherd children, Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. The visions occurred on the 13th day of each month from May to October, and by October huge crowds were gathering at the site of the visions and reporting visions and miraculous occurrences themselves.
Pope John Paul II was devoted to Our Lady of Fátima and attributed his survival of an assassin’s bullet on 13 May 1981 to her intervention. Jacinta and Francisco Marto, who died in the great Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919-20, were beatified on 13 May 2000.
Extract from the Catholic Catechism
963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer.... She is 'clearly the mother of the members of Christ' ... since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head." "Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church."
Our Lady of Fatima - the Third Secret Fr. Michel de la Sainte Trinité hypothesised (based on public and/or published statements of those who knew something of the content of the secret – including, of course, Lucia herself), that the Third Secret of Fatima was something like the following: While ‘in Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved,’ in many nations, perhaps in almost the entire world, the faith will be lost. The pastors of the Church will fail gravely in the duties to their office. Because of their fault, consecrated souls and the faithful will allow themselves to be seduced in great numbers due to ruinous errors spread everywhere. This will be the time of the definitive combat between the Virgin and the demon. A wave of diabolical disorientation will sweep the world. Satan will infiltrate even the highest summits of the Church. Evil spirits will blind and harden the hearts of the pastors. Then God will leave them abandoned to themselves in punishment for their refusal to obey the requests of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This will be the great apostasy announced for the last times, the ‘false lamb,’ ‘false prophet,’ who betrays the Church for the benefit of the ‘beast’ according to the prophecy of the Apocalypse. Perhaps the Secret announces also one or another of the prophesied chastisements from Scripture pertaining to the ‘last times’? Perhaps it evokes the persecution the Holy Father will have to suffer when he ‘will return’ in order to ‘confirm his brethren’ and finally obey Our Lady’s requests.
It is a consolation of sorts that current happenings in the Church have been foretold in a number of apparitions of Our Lady. If we look at the messages of Fatima; of Akita; of La Salette; and indeed other recognised and unrecognised apparations such as Grabandal we are like it or not seeing that of which Our Lady warned happening at this present time: bishops against bishops, cardinals against cardinals, traditional doctrine being attacked, marriage being attacked, Our Eucharistic Lord being profaned. In Lourdes Mary said ‘Penance, penance, penance, pray for sinners.’ All these things were prophesied by Our Lady, and they are now coming true. It is a concern that the Bishops at their Summit on Child abuse the issue of wider abuse ie that of Cardinals against seminarians was raised in particular by the press each day of their deliberations but received little or no response. Cardinal Cupich said the day before the summit began that while most of the problem is a result of "male on male" sex abuse, "homosexuality itself is not a cause." He says it can be explained as a matter of "opportunity and also a matter of poor training on the part of the people." After three days of talking, the official spokesmen for the summit went to great lengths to claim that homosexuality was not a concern while they deliberately dodged questions from reporters. Tied in with all of this is the 'modernisation of the Church' - that the faithful's attitude to moral issues such as sexual matters, conscience must change and even that hell does not matter etc is all coming from the same source. What worries me is that Pope Francis who is aware of all of this has said nothing never mind doing anything about these matters even to put at ease concerned Catholics. However Our Lady has told us what we must do. Restore devotion to the Blessed Sacrament; to pray particularly the Rosary, turn from evil desires repent, go to confession often, and live a blameless life. Surely our lead in this must come from the Church and Church leaders. Sadly this is does not appear to be the case and do I need to wonder why? Fortified by all of this we must totally trust in God, truly believe in Him, and pray as Our Lady requested.
Prayers of Fatima
During the course of the apparitions at Fatima, the three child seers were taught five unique and powerful prayers, two by the Angel of Peace and three by the Mother of God. Sister Lucy of Fatima Speaks on the Rosary "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. Later, appearing to Sister Lucy at Rianjo, Spain, Our Lord Jesus Christ dictated two further prayers. For millions of people, these prayers are today a living embodiment of the Message of hope and peace which Our Lady gave the world at Fatima.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You! O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need. O Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the most Blessed Sacrament! Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world. By your pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world. Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the sacrileges, outrages and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners."
Always Remember - JESUS LOVES YOU