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June 4, 2015

"Mane Nobiscum Dominum!" Stay with us Lord! Let Us give Thanks on Corpus Christi for our Greatest Treasure!

St. John Paul II during a  Corpus Christi procession in Rome
St. John Paul II often spoke of the Eucharist calling it "the greatest treasure of the Catholic Church" Yet, sadly how few Catholics appreciate this great gift from God  becoming one with us our spiritual food and drink. Remaining in our midst until the end of time! 

Do you really understand  who is present in your tabernacle?

Let us take the time to Thank Our Lord for Remaining with us in the Eucharist. For all the graces and mercies he has bestowed on us in spite of our ingratitude. Thank him for the graces he has bestowed upon you.  Reflect on your life with Christ and see How he nourishes, teaches, strengthens, guides and protects us by uniting intimately with us in Holy Communion.  "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13 

United to our Lord sacramentally in Holy Communion we can do all things. He is the the Bread of the strong. All things that are impossible become possible with God, who strengthens us! There is strength in such abundance, we are able to do everything God wants us to do.  If we TRUST! His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. With His grace "we can do all".  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

 "Mane Nobiscum Dominum!"

Let us like the disciples on the way to Emmaus plead with him to "Remain
with us Lord!"-- "Mane Nobiscum Dominum!" Lk 24:29

Eucharistic procession @ Fatima Shrine

"Stay with us, Lord, for it is almost evening". This was the insistent invitation that the two disciples journeying to Emmaus on the evening of the day of the resurrection addressed to the stranger who had accompanied them on their journey. Weighed down with sadness, they never imagined that this stranger was their  risen Lord . 
Yet they felt their hearts burning within them as he spoke to them and "explained" the Scriptures. The light of the Word unlocked the hardness of their hearts and "opened their eyes"  In the shadows of the passing day and the darkness that clouded their spirit, the Lord brought a ray of light which rekindled their hope and led their hearts to yearn for the fullness of light. "Stay with us", they pleaded. And he agreed. Soon afterwards, his face would disappear, yet he would "stay" with them,  as he does also for us hidden in the "breaking of the bread" which opened their hearts and ours to recognize him.
1. "Stay with us, Lord, for it is almost evening" (cf. Lk 24:29). This was the insistent invitation that the two disciples journeying to Emmaus on the evening of the day of the resurrection addressed to the Wayfarer who had accompanied them on their journey. Weighed down with sadness, they never imagined that this stranger was none other than their Master, risen from the dead. Yet they felt their hearts burning within them (cf. v. 32) as he spoke to them and "explained" the Scriptures. The light of the Word unlocked the hardness of their hearts and "opened their eyes" (cf. v. 31). Amid the shadows of the passing day and the darkness that clouded their spirit, the Wayfarer brought a ray of light which rekindled their hope and led their hearts to yearn for the fullness of light. "Stay with us", they pleaded. And he agreed. Soon afterwards, Jesus' face would disappear, yet the Master would "stay" with them, hidden in the "breaking of the bread" which had opened their eyes to recognize him. - See more at: http://www.adoremus.org/ManeNobiscumDomine.html#sthash.N66tELEg.dpuf

"Man carries within himself another hunger, a hunger that cannot be satisfied with ordinary food."

 From Pope Francis' Corpus Christi Homily 2014

It is hunger for life, hunger for love, and hunger for eternity. And the sign of the manna – as the whole experience of the Exodus – contained this dimension also in itself: it was the figure of a food that satisfies this profound hunger that man has. Jesus gives us this food, in fact, He himself is the living bread that gives life to the world (cf. John 6:51). 

If we look around us, we realize that there are so many offers of food that do not come from the Lord and which seem to satisfy more. Some nourish themselves with money, others with success and vanity, others with power and pride. However, the food that really nourishes us and satiates us is only that which the Lord gives us! Then we dream of other meals, as the Jews did in the desert, who mourned for the meat and the onions they ate in Egypt, but they forgot that they ate these meals at the table of slavery. In that moment of temptation, they remembered, but their memory was sick, it was a selective memory – a slave memory, not free.

Today, each one of us can ask himself: and I? Where do I want to eat? At what table do I want to nourish myself? At the Lord’s table? Or do I dream of easting tasty foods, but in slavery?  That of the Lord who saves me, or that of the garlic and onions of slavery?   Read more

St. John Paul II & Sr. Lucia

St  John Paul gives Communion to Sr. Lucia
The truth of our union with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is tested by whether or not we really love our fellow men and women; it is tested by how we treat others, especially our families: husbands and wives, children and parents, brothers and sisters. It is tested by whether or not we try to be reconciled with our enemies, by whether or not we forgive those who hurt us or offend us. It is tested by whether we practice in life what our faith teaches us. We must always remember what Jesus said. "You are my friends if you do what I command you" Jn. 15:14. The Eucharist helps love to triumph in us--love over hatred, zeal over indifference!" St. John Paul II gave at Phoenix Park during his three-day visit to Ireland, from September 29 to October 1, 1979.

The Children of Fatima with


Angel gives Communion to shepherd children

The Children at Fatima often referred to Jesus in the Eucharist as the Hidden Jesus. Francisco knowing that he was going to die soon preferred to spend his school time praying to the “Hidden Jesus” in the Tabernacle.  His great concern was to console His sorrowing Lord and the Heart of His Mother.

Let us follow their example of loving prayer and sacrifice to console the Lord who has given us so many graces and helps on our journey to eternity. 

A Prayer of Adoration Love and 
Thanksgiving to the Hidden Jesus

The following prayer is a beautiful testimony of love and devotion to the Hidden Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The author is unknown to me at this time. I wanted to post this for Corpus Christi to share these beautiful thoughts of Our Humble  Hidden God in the Blessed Sacrament. If anyone recognizes the words and can identify the composer please do comment.

May these words prayed from loving hearts console our Hidden Lord and inflame our hearts to follow him wherever he goes! 





Eucharistic Adoration at Fatima






Card. Ratzinger the next pope gives Holy Communion to St  John Paul II



Let us make reparation for those who no longer discern the Body and Blood of the Lord Our "Hidden Jesus" in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

May 13, 2015

Our Lady came as a Catechist to Fatima and She is a Model Catechist for Parents Today!

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Our Lady was Catechist at Fatima
Catechesis is instruction aimed at deepening the life of faith and conversion to Christ. In the words of the General Catechetical Directory, catechetics "is intended to make men's faith become living, conscious and active, through the light of instruction.  Ideally speaking, in areas where a Christian culture continues to operate, children are evangelized by their parents at home. The parents develop the child's growth in faith through catechesis. This instruction is then supplemented by the Church's catechetical and pre-sacramental programs

Having said that:  if the parents themselves are defectively evangelized or not evangelized at all, they are unprepared for catechetical teaching. The instruction will be senseless if the catechized person, in turn, is un-prepared to live the Christian life to set a living example in the home to supplement what the church is teaching their children in their Catechism programs.

Tertullian in the first Christian centuries stated: "Christians are not born. They are made." The Church has always understood the absolute necessity of evangelizing and catechizing young children. This is the parents duty for their children.  Our Lady's appearance at Fatima  preceded by the angel in 1916, teaches  parents how to teach their children  working with the the graces God has given them.  Parents must help their  children by teaching them how to practice the virtues. Charity, mercy, prudence justice, fortitude, temperance, humility to overcome the capital sins of pride greed, lust, anger, sloth, envy, and gluttony. The virtues need to be taught to children as Our Lady and the Angel did to the shepherds of Fatima. This is how future vocations are formed in the homes by the example of the parents.

How many parents coddle and pamper their children, never teaching these little souls entrusted to them by God the importance of prayer and sacrifice and the consequences of sin.  We greatly underestimate the capacity of children for prayer and sacrifice! When children are taught by example they are generous in their response to the good. Very often the children's unreserved "offering of self" far surpasses the half-hearted offering of adults, who are overly imbued with self-love and attachment to material wealth, prestige, security, and comfortable living.  

Rev. Joseph Pelletier, in his book The Sun Danced At Fatima. p. 30, reported that on May 13, 1917  in Moscow a sizable group of children and their catechist were brutally slaughtered by the agents of Lenin as a catechetical lesson was in progress in a Catholic Church. This vicious attack on the Church graphically symbolizes the forces in the modern world that seek to silence the proclamation of the Word of God—especially to the young. On that very day, maybe at the very hour of the diabolical slaughter of these innocents in Russia, Mary, the Mother of God, came visibly into our world. This time she came to three young, illiterate children in Portugal and began a series of catechetical instructions for the children and, through them, for the entire Church.

For more information on the The Catechetical Approach of Our Lady at Fatima   Follow the link for reprint of the pamphlet by Fr. Frederick Miller titled Mary Catechist at Fatima. Fr. Frederick L. Miller, was for some years the President of the World Apostolate of Fatima and is currently a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., he is Chairman of the Department of Systematic Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Our Lady a model Catechist did not spare Little Children; only 6, 8, & 9 years old a frightful vision Hell!


As Our Lady spoke to them she opened her lovely hands, disclosing beneath a sea of fire; and plunged in this fire were the demons and the souls, as if they were red-hot coals, transparent and black or bronze colored; with human forms, which floated about in the conflagration, borne by the flames which issued from it with great clouds of smoke, falling on all sides as sparks fall in great conflagrations -- without weight or equilibrium, among shrieks and groans of sorrow and despair which horrify and cause to shudder with fear. The devils were distinguished by horrible and loathsome forms of animals frightful and unknown, but transparent like black coals that have turned red-hot.
 Think of that! Through this frightful vision the children were taught the consequences due to sin. That souls who sin and are not repentant will end up on fire burning there for all eternity. "Here you have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go," she said at length. "To save them God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If they do what I will tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace.

Granted our Children our not fortified with a special grace to see Hell like the children of Fatima.  Having said that however, we  have an obligation to teach our children the reality of Heaven, Hell and purgatory. Many moms think Hell is to scary to teach young children in order to prepare them to make good choices for Heaven. Yet these same moms have no qualms to take them or let them watch to the latest thriller movie.  

Our Lady came to Fatima to combat the atheism, rebellion and materialism of the modern world. She came from God to save souls from unbelief, sin and ultimately from hellfire. She came, begging all believers to join Christ in his work of redemption by living faith-filled and holy lives.

Servant of God Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
On Mary as a Model Catechist 
Servant of God Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
"We do not usually talk about Mary as a catechist and we do not commonly think of her as a model for those who catechize. But the Blessed Virgin Mary is not only a pattern; she is a perfect model of what every catechist in the Catholic Church should be. We say that Mary is the perfect model of what every Catholic catechist should be. In saying this, we affirm what may not be obvious—that Mary was a catechist. She did instruct others in the one, true Faith. And she did it so admirably that we may legitimately call her the Mother of Catechists What are we saying here? We are saying two things: A catechist instructs others, which means teaches others by enlightening the mind to inspire the will. A catechist never merely teaches to instruct the mind, but always to enlighten the mind in order to inspire the will."  Read More....                                                             

To Help Parents become better Catechists consider taking the Basic Catechetical Course with the Marian Catechist Apostolate founded by the Servant of God Fr. John Hardon, S.J.


April 2, 2015

A Priest Never Belongs to Himself He is to be Configured to Christ!

Does Our Consecration 
as Priests
 extend to the Daily Reality of our Lives?

Pope BenedictXVI at the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass   criticized dissent from church teachings as illegitimate pathways toward reform and renewal. In the presence of  1,600 priests, bishops and cardinals, the pope cautioned against calls for women’s ordination, saying such campaigns seemed more “a desperate push” to fulfill one’s own preferences rather than a sincere attempt to conform one’s life more closely to Christ. The pope said he wanted to use the occasion to ask all priests, including himself, to meditate upon what their consecration really means.

Do we operate as men of God in fellowship with Jesus Christ? This question places the Lord before us and us before him. “Are you resolved to be more united with the Lord Jesus and more closely conformed to him, denying yourselves and confirming those promises about sacred duties towards Christ’s Church which, prompted by love of him, you willingly and joyfully pledged on the day of your priestly ordination? We need,  I (also) need, not to claim my life as my own, but to place it at the disposal of another – of Christ. I should be asking not what I stand to gain, but what I can give for him and for others. Or to put it more specifically, this configuration to Christ, who came not to be served but to serve, who does not take, but rather gives – what form does it take in the often dramatic situation of the Church today.
A Priests Concern should always 
be for the Salvation of Souls!

We are concerned with the salvation of men and women in body and soul. Zelus animarum leads to salus animarum.  No one should ever have the impression that we work conscientiously when on duty, but before and after hours we belong only to ourselves. A priest never belongs to himself. People must sense our zeal,  through which we bear credible witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us ask the Lord to fill us with joy in his message, so that we may serve his truth and his love with joyful zeal.

A Priests Near Death Experience 
Changes His Life!

While reading the Comments and various news reports of the Pope's address to the Priests on Holy Thursday. I recalled a program I saw on Mother Angelica Live in the late 1980’s about a priest who had a near death experience and how it changed his life.  Fr. Steven Scheier was involved in an accident in 1985 while traveling back to his parish. He had a head-on collision with a pickup truck and with Jesus who had condemned him to Hell.

Fr. Scheier was standing before the judgment of Jesus. He doesn’t know how long it lasted. He says the Lord took him through his entire life, and showed him every incident how he had failed in his priestly service. Before the accident he was thinking there would be time to convert but during his judgment scene, Jesus told him there is no more time. He said he knew he was talking to Truth and when you are talking to Truth you can’t give excuses. At the end of his judgment, his sentence from Jesus was hell. Fr. Scheier said “yes” as that was the only logical thing he deserved.  However, because of his devotion to Our Lady, (he was saying Hail Mary’s aloud as he was dying and then recovering) He was favored by God to have another chance.   At that moment, he heard a woman’s voice say, “Son, will you please spare his life and his eternal soul?” 

The Lord replied, “Mother, he’s been a priest for 12 years for himself and not for me, let him reap the punishment he deserves.” “But Son,’ she said, ‘if we give him special graces and strengths . . . then let’s see if he bears fruit; if not, your will be done.” There was very short pause, after which Jesus said, “Mother, he’s yours.”

I hope by including his story in this post it will help someone to save their own soul.  We so easily put blinders upon our eyes and excuse ourselves from grave faults. Bishops, priests and laity take advantage of the time God has given you today to serve Him!  Pray to God that he will show us the truth about ourselves today! It is not guaranteed we shall see tomorrow!   

Click alsoWindow’s Media Player: Fr. Schierer Interview with Mother Anglelica
 A priest for himself not for Me!

Father survived the accident but did not recall his near death experience until he was fully recovered and returned to his parish ministry. One day when celebrating Mass, the Gospel was about the fig tree (Luke 13:1-9).     When he was reading the Parable of the Fig Tree the words leapt off the page to him, especially the order to cut down the fig tree but getting a reprieve of one more year to bear fruit. As he read the Gospel he recalled his near death experience.  He finished Mass as best he could and back at the rectory

He remembered the spiritual conversation that had taken place shortly after his accident. In that conversation Fr. Scheier found himself standing before the judgment of Jesus. He doesn’t know how long it lasted. He says the Lord took him through his entire life, and showed him how he had failed in his priestly service. Fr. Scheier said “yes” to everything Jesus said about his life. Before the accident he was thinking there would be time to convert but during this judgment scene Jesus taught him there is no time. Now before Jesus he was talking to Truth and when you are talking to Truth you can’t give excuses. At the end of his judgment, his sentence from Jesus was hell. Fr. Scheier said “yes” as that was the only logical thing he deserved. At that moment, however, he heard a woman say, “Son, will you please spare his life and his eternal soul?” The Lord replied, “Mother, he’s been a priest for twelve years for himself and not for me, let him reap the punishment he deserves.” “But Son,” she said, “if we give him special graces and strengths then let’s see if he bears fruit; if not, your will be done.” There was very short pause, after which Jesus said, “Mother, he’s yours.”
 The Parable of the Fig Tree
"Look here, for three years now I have been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and finding none. Cut it down: why should it be taking up the ground?” “Sir,” the man replied, “leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it: it may bear fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down.Click for complete  Homily by Fr. Tommy Lane   

The Pope mentions a group of Austrian Priests' Calling for Disobedience

Recently a group of priests from Austria issued a summons to disobedience, and at the same time gave concrete examples of the forms this disobedience might take, even to the point of disregarding definitive decisions of the Church’s Magisterium, such as the question of women’s ordination, for which Blessed Pope John Paul II stated irrevocably that the Church has received no authority from the Lord. Is disobedience a path of renewal for the Church?
We would like to believe that the authors of this summons are motivated by concern for the Church, that they are convinced that the slow pace of institutions has to be overcome by drastic measures, in order to open up new paths and to bring the Church up to date. But is disobedience  really a way to do this? Do we sense here anything of that configuration to Christ which is the precondition for true renewal, or do we merely sense a desperate push to do something to change the Church in accordance with one’s own preferences and ideas?

Surely Christ himself corrected human traditions which threatened to stifle the word and the will of God? Indeed he did, so as to rekindle obedience to the true will of God, to his ever enduring word. His concern was for true obedience, as opposed to human caprice. He lived out his task with obedience and humility all the way to the Cross, and so gave credibility to his mission. Not my will, but thine be done: these words reveal to us the Son, in his humility and his divinity, and they show us the true path."

Let Us Pray for Our Priests! 

Priests at the Holy Thursday Mass
Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you thanks. We ask you to fill them with the fire of your love, that their ministry may reveal your presence in the Church. Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that your power may shine out through their weakness. In their afflictions let them never be crushed in their doubts never despair; in temptation never be destroyed; in persecution never abandoned. Inspire them through prayer to live each day the mystery of your dying and rising. In times of weakness send them your Spirit, and help them to praise your heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners. By the same Holy Spirit put your words on their lips and your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the brokenhearted. And may the gift of Mary your mother, to the disciple whom you loved, be your gift to every priest. Grant that she who formed you in her human image, may form them in your divine image, by the power of your Spirit. Amen

Also see: 
 The Priestly Blessing is an Epiphany for those with faith!

Direct Window’s Media Player: Fr. Schierer Interview with Mother Anglelica

Embedded Sancte Pater Blog:    Fr. Schierer Interview with Mother Angelica

March 18, 2015

St Joseph Protector of The Church and the 3rd Secret of Fatima

Historical Timelines Link
 St. Joseph and Vatican II
 Fatima  with May Day
 The Conversion of Russia

   St Joseph Protector of the Church
Named Patron of Workers on May Day 1955

Originally I wanted to prepare a simple post to honor St. Joseph who has been a great aide to me in my physical and spiritual trials. I already covered the significance of his appearing at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun in a previous post. St. Joseph's Appearance at Fatima Announces A Crisis of Fatherhood in Society & Church!

However as Divine providence would have it in my search for a photo of St Joseph Patron of a Happy Death I came across the History of May Day and decided to share what I just learned for others who also may not be aware of the historical background of the event and how it was used as a propaganda tool by the communists. There are those who today are supporting the idea that May 1st to be commemorated for the Victims of Communism. I think St. Joseph patron of a Happy Death and of workers would not be offended to share the day the Church has given to him to honor these many martyrs some for God and church others for love of neighbor and country.
The following historical events analyzed in the light of the Fatima Message, in my opinion, link St Joseph's appearance at Fatima with the 3rd secret of Fatima.  Studying the Historical events in the unfolding of time  one can see that St Joseph's appearance at Fatima is also linked  by Divine Providence  to the Second Vatican Council and the cold war.

St. Joseph  was named Patron of the Universal Church  and protector of the the second Vatican Council in 1960. This event in the unfolding of providence  linked St. Joseph with the 2nd Vatican Council. Remember that Lucia was told that the 3rd secret was not to be opened until 1960 and we would understand why. Those living at the time did not make the correlations with Fatima and the council. The pope probably did as he read the secret and decided not to reveal it. It was within his right as Christs Vicar not wanting to give the enemies of the church reason to fulfill a prophecy. Those who detracted the pope for this are in error!  
In spite of my best intentions not to make this post a long involved post well here it is another long post that I hope will be beneficial to help us see the finger of God writing in the historical events that have taken place during and in the unfolding of providence after the apparitions of Fatima ended. Meditation on the historical events that have taken place during and after the apparitions have ceased have helped to confirm and sometimes add a new urgency to the messages given at Fatima that God wishes to convey to humanity.

Fatima and Communism 
           in Historical Context

 In the apparitions of our Lady over the years there exists a certain correlation between Marian apparitions and specific historical situations of the times. For example Lourdes and the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. La Sallette and the approaching famine. Fatima and the World Wars. Knock, the Second Vatican Council and the Eucharist.  Our Lady the spouse of the Holy Spirit is sent to convey a message from the finger of God to help us see the writing on the wall.  Sometimes with words sometimes with symbols.

St. Joseph's appearance at Fatima during the miracle of the sun did not take place by happen stance! Just a sort of nice addition or after thought by God!  The holy trinity just talking amongst themselves and saying: "O well lets send St. Joseph to bless the world with Jesus." In previous posts we discussed that God does nothing without meaning.  There is a deep significance in each approved Marian apparition in its historical context but there is also a deeper hidden significance that can, need we say may only be uncovered in prayer and meditation.  God was indeed telling us something when he sent St. Joseph during the Miracle of the Sun

Over time the church with the help of the Holy Spirit reflects on these appearances of Our Lady and  discovers God’s finger writing once more.  They are not coincidences! God has a purpose in everything he does. A message to proclaim in the timing of the appearances as well as within the historical context. "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, to the time appointed: many shall pass over, and knowledge shall be increased. Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand." Daniel 12:9-10

In the past while meditating on the appearances of Our Lady in the approved Marian Apparitions and placing them in the historical context of the time: From Guadelupe to Fatima A prophetic Mystery.  We learned that we must also meditate and reflect on the events surrounding the approved Marian apparitions in its historical context of the moment as well as in the unfolding of time.  There are often hidden meanings, in some instances that God wishes to be revealed at a later time, in the unfolding of human history.

These  may also convey dire warnings as  in the book of Daniel: "Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand in fear as it wrote:  " Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin. This is what these words mean: Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians." Daniel 5:26-28

      A Brief History of May Day
A Historical Timeline 

Today for most there is an assumption that May Day began and is a holiday  celebrated only in communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don't realize that May Day for "workers" has its origins here in this country and it also stemmed from pre-Christian pagan rituals  with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries.

A maypole in Munich, Germany
Before May Day became a labor holiday it had been a traditional day of pagan festivities celebrating springtime fertility and revelry with early community gatherings. Seeding had been completed by this date and it was convenient to give farm labourers a day off. Perhaps the most significant of the traditions is the Maypole, around which traditional dancers circle with ribbons.  The maypoles were in some way a continuation of a Germanic pagan tradition. One theory holds that they were a remnant of the Germanic reverence for sacred trees, as there is evidence for various sacred trees and wooden pillars that were venerated by the pagans across much of Germanic Europe, including Thor's Oak and the Irminsul. Various Neopagan groups still celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on May 1st.  As Europe became Christianized the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays.

The modern labor protests 
on May Day began  in 
the United States in 1886

 The labor movement starting in the United States with fair treatment of workers and an 8 hour work day is a good end for families but the movement was later exploited by the communists throughout the world to meet their own political ends. 
This 1886 engraving shows beginning of the Riots
May Day in the United States began with and originally commemorated the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886. Chicago police fired at workers who were striking to establish the eight hour work day. Many workers died in the event. The May Day labor movement spread to France

July 14, The hundredth anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, leaders from organized revolutionary proletarian movements of many lands, assembled in Paris to form once more an international organization of workers, patterned after the one formed 25 years earlier by their great teacher, Karl Marx.  They heard from the American delegates about the struggle in America for the 8-hour day during 1884-1886. Inspired by the example of the American workers, the Paris Congress adopted the following resolution: "The Congress decides to organize a great international demonstration, so that in all countries and in all cities on one appointed day the toiling masses shall demand of the state authorities the legal reduction of the working day to eight hours, as well as the carrying out of other decisions of the Paris Congress."  Since a similar demonstration has already been decided upon for May 1, 1890, by the American Federation of Labor at its Convention in St. Louis, December, 1888, this day is accepted for the international demonstration. The workers of the various countries must organize this demonstration according to conditions prevailing in each country.

                May Day in Russia
Lenin proceeds to write about the significance of May Day:  Lenin  wrote that May Day was a rallying point for "the irrepressible struggle for the political liberation of the Russian people," for "the class development of the proletariat and its open struggle for Socialism."  In a Weekly Worker of a generation Eugene V. Debs wrote in the May Day edition of the paper, published April 27, 1907: regarding May Day "This is the first and only International Labor Day. It belongs to the working class and is dedicated to the Revolution."


The Queen of May 
 Appears at Fatima
Divine Providence sends the Queen of May to Fatima with her requests for World Peace: "If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse war will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions against the Church and the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.

Our Lady spouse of the Holy Spirit is the Hand of God conveying a message to the world powers  and the kingdoms of our era. "Some I will cure others I will not. They must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins." Looking very sad, Our Lady said: "Do not offend the Lord our God any more, because He is already so much offended." Fatima October 13,1917

November 11,- As our Lady predicted that the War will end soon
---World War I ended with a German defeat.

July 29 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of National Socialist (Nazi) Party.

November 8/9 - Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch.

"For the May Day,edition of the Weekly Worker, C. E. Ruthenberg wrote: "May Day – the day which inspires fear in the hearts of the capitalists and hope in the workers – the workers the world over – will find the Communist movement this year stronger in the U. S. than at any time in its history.... The road is clear for greater achievements, and in the United States as elsewhere in the world the future belongs to Communism. The world is nearer to Communism today. We are living in a more advanced period now. Capitalism has swung downward and is progressively moving in that direction. The sharpness of its own contradictions is making its ability to carry on more difficult.  In the Soviet Union the workers will review on May Day the phenomenal achievements of the building of Socialism. In the capitalist countries May Day will be as always a day of struggle for the immediate political demands of the working class, with the slogans of proletarian dictatorship and a Soviet Republic kept not far in the background."  Quote from The History of May Day

The apparition at Pontevedra

1925, December 10
 Our Lady appears to Sister Lucy at Pontevedra in Spain to relate the specific requirements for the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.

October 29, - Stock Market on Wall Street crashes.

Apparition in Tuy of Holy Trinity

1929, June 13
In fulfillment of Her promise at Fatima on July 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appears to Sister Lucy at Tuy, Spain in the visible presence of the Most Holy Trinity and asks for the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

September 14- Germans elect Nazis making them the 2nd largest political party in Germany.

August: Jesus says to Sister Lucy: “Make it known to My ministers, given that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, they will follow him into misfortune.” Our Lord gives to Sister Lucy in Rianjo, Spain this warning.

On June 17, 1689, Our Lord also told St. Margaret Mary to tell the Catholic King Louis XIV that France must be solemnly consecrated to His Sacred Heart. This command was ignored by the king and also by his heirs and descendants. As a result, France – first daughter of the Church – was not "triumphant over all the enemies of Holy Church" when France was besieged by the “enemies of the Church exactly one hundred years later, on June 17, 1789, the reigning Louis XVI was stripped of his kingly power and authority by the godless “Third Estate” of the French Revolution. Thus the Reign of Terror went into full motion. The king and his entire family (including children) were imprisoned and executed.

June - Nazis open Dachau concentration camp.
July 14 - Nazi Party declared Germany's only political party.
October 14  - Germany quits the League of Nations. 
              The Great Aurora

January 25,   The Fatima Storm was seen over the whole of Europe and as far south as Southern Australia, Sicily, Portugal and across the Atlantic to Bermuda and Southern California.  

Crowds in Vienna awaiting the imminent birth of Princess Juliana's baby cheered the aurora as a lucky omen. The immense arches of crimson light with shifting areas of green and blue, radiated from a brilliant Auroral Crown near the zenith instead of appearing as usual in parallel lines. It was also considered to fulfill  one of the Fatima Prophesies by Catholics worldwide.


March 12/13 - Germany announces 'Anschluss' (union) with Austria.

Oct. 15 German troops occupy the Sudetenland; Czech government resigns.

May Day Show of Russia's Military Might after Germany declares War


February 4-11-- Yalta Conference Cold War Begins  

August 6 -- United States first used atomic bomb in war ushering in the Nuclear Age and the cold war. With this event the prophecy at Fatima that various nations will be annihilated could have a literal fulfillment by man in a Nuclear War.
            St. Joseph the Worker 
May 1, Pius XII  responding to the propaganda tool by the communists in order to heat up the cold war with their version of “May Day” protests for workers. Promoting the Worker to sacrifice themselves for the state and its power.  Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1.  The pope held up to Catholics and other Christian believers the teachings relating to Joseph and the Holy Family. He frequently stressed the  patience, persistence, and hard work of St. Joseph as admirable qualities which Christians should adopt and follow.

The Secret of Fatima opened
by John XXIII and not revealed

St. Pope John XXIII

August 17Pope John XXIII had the envelope  with the 3rd secret of Fatima  brought to him at Castelgandolfo. It was said that he did not immediately open the envelope but stated: "I am waiting to read it with my confessor." The secret was read a few days later, with Assistance in reading the Portuguese given by Monsignor Paulo Jose Tavarez of the Secretariat of State. Later John XXIII had it read by Cardinal Ottaviani, Prefect of the Holy Office.
Note: Towards the end we will discuss in more detail the controversy by the followers of Fr. Gruener chastising successive popes for not revealing the secret. If you look at the historical events of the day. The cold war heating up ect, the popes aware of the contents of the secret did not want to make it a self fulfilled prophecy so decided not to reveal its contents. They have the keys to the kingdom to bind and loose no one else!

February 2, it was suddenly learned through a simple Portuguese press agency communique that the 3rd secret of Fatima would not be published, and that it probably never would be disclosed.  

The Cold War Heats UP! 

March 19, Bl. Pope John XXIII choose St Joseph as a protector of the the second Vatican Council, in his Apostolic Letter  Le voci che da tutti. St Joseph was also given the title Patron of the Universal Church.

October 11-Bl. John XXIII opened the second Vatican Council 

December 8-At the closing of the first session of the second Vatican Council Blessed John XXIII, inserted St Joseph into the Canon of the Mass. 

July 25 HUMANAE VITAE (On The Regulation Of Birth). Pope Paul VI. Encyclical Letter Of His Holiness Pope Paul VI. The encyclical re-affirmed the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church regarding abortion, contraception, and other issues pertaining to human life. The encyclical has been controversial because of its prohibition of all forms of artificial contraception, and did not set will with the new cultural revolution taking place. Pope Paul VI did not issue any additional encyclicals in the remaining ten years of his pontificate.   Pope Benedict in 2008 stated that  Humanae Vitae Controversial & Crucial for Humanity's Future    
 Christian Europe becoming Muslim

Recent Catholic convert, Magdi Allam, recently asserted that it is relativism that has caused the growth of Islam in the West. Excerpts from (CNA).- "Magdi Allam, warned this week that Islam is growing as a result of the ideology of relativism that pervades the West and claims that there are many truths instead of one unique Truth. 

I believe relativism is a part of the problem but not the real cause. Catholics need to face the fact that Christian Europe is falling because Catholics disobeyed God and the Church by not following the teachings of Pope Paul VI in Humane Vitea.  Non westernized Muslims as a whole do not contracept and they do not abort their babies. 

The birthrate in western nations are dropping quickly well below the "replacement rate" — that is, an average of 2.1 children born to every woman. A recent demographic study shows 1.3 live births per woman in Catholic countries like Portugal and Spain where Muslims are making great in roads. The declining population created a need for an imported work force and Muslims are very happy to immigrate and fill in the gaps we have created by our disobedience to the church.    The Muslim population in Spain will grow by 82 percent by 2030 as the number of people converting to Islam has shown an increase over the past seven years, a new survey shows. See Video: Spain is becoming Muslim Country....Islamic Empire is returning!  

1970's Clown Masses
One would like to believe Masses like these are isolated incidents, but there is evidence that abuses like these (and other reprobated liturgical abuses) are quite common in the United States and abroad. How long is such nonsense to be tolerated? How many warnings from the Holy See condemning such actions need to be written, promulgated, and ignored, before more concrete action is taken? The abuses have to stop.  I believe we are being punished by God because of them. It is part of the reason we have not stemmed the tide with abortion Read more....

1972, June 29

    Smoke of Satan entered Church!

Paul VI  asserts that he has the feeling that “from some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered into the temple of God” (da qualche fessura sia entrato il fumo di Satana nel tempio di Dio (Insegnamenti [1972], 707).

Ven. Paul VI Fatima, 1967
1972, June 29  Pope Paul VI in his homily given on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul made a famous remark about the “smoke of Satan” entering into the temple of God. The full text of the homily was not reproduced in the Vatican collection of Paul VI’s teachings (Insegnamenti di Paulo VI Vol. X, 1972). Instead, a summary of the homily was given. 
Within the summary, however, there are some direct quotes from the Pontiff. Two of these are memorable for their references to Satan and the preternatural.

This state of uncertainty even holds sway in the Church.  There was the belief that after the Council there would be a day of sunshine for the history of the Church.  Instead, it is the arrival of a day of clouds, of tempest, of darkness, of research, of uncertainty.  We preach ecumenism but we constantly separate ourselves from others.  We seek to dig abysses instead of filling them in.  How has this come about?  The Pope entrusts one of his thoughts to those who are present:  that there has been an intervention of an adverse power.  Its name is the devil, this mysterious being that the Letter of St. Peter also alludes to.  So many times, furthermore, in the Gospel, on the lips of Christ himself, the mention of this enemy of men returns

Later, Paul VI is also quoted as saying:We believe … that something preternatural has come into the world specifically to disturb, to suffocate the fruits of the Ecumenical Council, and to prevent the Church from breaking out in a hymn of joy for having recovered in fullness the awareness of herself (Crediamo … in qualcosa di preternaturale venunto nel mondo proprio per turbare, per soffocare i frutti del Concilio Ecumenico, e per impedire che la Chiesa prorompesse nell’inno della gioia di aver riavuto in pienezza la coscienza di sé (Insegnamenti [1972], 708).  Read more:

1980's Eucharistic Reforms begin but not followed just like Humane Vitea was not followed by the bishops and the people in 1968. 

April 17,  Inaestimabile Donum  Instruction Concerning Worship of the In 1916 the Angel of Portugal came to Fatima and taught the Children how to make reparation for sacrileges against the Eucharist. This was not taking place in 1916 it has started to take place since Paul VI said the Smoke of Satan entered the church! It's time to stop the wave of liturgicalEucharistic Mystery Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship Approved and Confirmed by Bl. Pope John Paul II.

 Fatima Begins & Ends with the Eucharist

Adoration and Reparation
In 1916 the Angel of Portugal came to Fatima and taught the Children how to make reparation for sacrileges against the Eucharist. This was not taking place in 1916 it has started to take place since Paul VI said the Smoke of Satan entered the church! It's time to stop the wave of liturgical experimentation and liturgical abuse that has overtaken the Catholic Church in many parts of the world. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass needs to be celebrated with reverence and dignity. Clown Masses and Halloween Masses (with Barney Blessings) demonstrate an appalling ignorance as to what really and truly takes place during Holy Mass: The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  

In 244 Origen taught: "Reverence should be given to the smallest particle of the host.  I admonish you as you take part in the Divine Mysteries, when you have received the Body of the Lord; you exercise every care lest a particle fall and any of the consecrated gift perish. You are guilty, and rightly so, if any of it be lost through negligence.” 
I have come across extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist who are not properly trained for their commission by their bishops or pastors.   

They were never taught to purify their pyx so consecrated particles remain and our Lord is carried to unspeakable places even into the rest room. I have witnessed priests breaking the extra large hosts while held over their heads. Consecrated particles falling into their hair on their shoulders, the altar and the ground only to be trampled on by the Eucharistic ministers who approach the altar. 

It is my belief that the church and the world are suffering because of how we treat the Blessed Sacrament. Is is also a central part of the Fatima message. It is how the message began in 1916 with the apparition of the Angel.  If we do not correct the abuses we will like Sr Lucia said bring the punishment upon ourselves. 

"Since we did not heed this appeal of the Message, we see that it has been fulfilled, Russia has invaded the world with her errors. And if we have not yet seen the complete fulfillment of the final part of this prophecy, we are going towards it little by little with great strides. If we do not reject the path of sin, hatred, revenge, injustice, violations of the rights of the human person, immorality and violence, etc.-And let us not say that it is God who is punishing us in this way; on the contrary it is people themselves who are preparing their own punishment. In his kindness God warns us and calls us to the right path, while respecting the freedom he has given us; hence people are responsible”. Sister Lucia 1982

Lord I beg you remove the blindness from our eyes so that we can see the abyss we are descending into before it is too late. The events of 9/11 and the world wide financial melt down are all warnings. Bishops and priests instruct your extraordinary ministers and choose them well! Listen to our Lady and make reparation for these sacrileges!

See: A Wonder That We Finite Creatures Created by an Infinite God are Able to Console Him by Worthily Receiving Him in Holy Communion! Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Common Sense!  My friends Remember Who you Carry and Where you are Taking Him! Read More!

Historical Events
Leading to Dissolution
of the Soviet Union

Pope Pius XII and the popes after him in subsequent years consecrated and reconsecrated the world and later Russia but never in union with all the Bishops of the world. Our Lord stipulated this condition so the world would know that this grace came from the Immaculate Heart of his Mother. Even the pope has to be exactly obedient to a higher authority when it is requested by God.

On May 13 1981 
Pope John Paul II is shot in St. Peters Square on May 13. During the long months of suffering and recuperation in Gemelli Hospital, the Holy Father requests and studies more deeply documents relating to Fatima. His determination to consecrate Russia with bishops of the world grows stronger. In leaving the clinic he remarks: I have come to understand that the only way to save the world from war, to save it from atheism, is the conversion of Russia according to the message of Fatima.

May 13, 1982 
Pope John Paul II invites the bishops of the world to join him in consecrating the world and with it Russia to the Immaculate Heart. Many Bishops do not receive the invitation in time for the Pope's trip to Fatima, where he accomplishes the consecration. Sr. Lucia later says it did not fulfill the conditions.

October, 1983 
Pope John Paul II, at the Synod of Bishops, renews the 1982 Consecration. This also did not fulfill the conditions as many bishops were not present and were not asked.

Collegial Consecration in Rome
March 25, 1984 
Finally Pope John Paul II, has the statue of Our Lady in the little chapel brought to Rome and in advance sends invitations to every bishop to join him on this date "united with all the pastors of the Church in a particular bond whereby we constitute a body and a college, "consecrates" the whole world, especially the peoples for which by reason of their situation you have particular love and solicitude." shortly after events began to take place that led to the rapid dissolution of the former Soviet Union.

Note:  This was also 100 years after the Vision of Pope Leo XIII  
on October 13, 1884.  Pope Leo XII had a locution hearing Satan and Jesus conversing. Satan boasted to Jesus he would destroy his Church and was granted 100 years to try and destroy God’s Church. It was after this that the pope composed the prayer to St. Michael, which was prayed after each Mass at the foot of the altar.

   Consecration of Russia Fulfilled
 Sr. Lucia tells the papal nuncio to Portugal that the Consecration is fulfilled.

May 13, 1984
One of the largest crowds in Fatima history gathers at the shrine to pray the Rosary for peace.

May 13, 1984
An explosion at the Soviets’ Severomorsk Naval Base destroys two-thirds of all the missiles stockpiled for the Soviets’ Northern Fleet. The blast also destroys workshops needed to maintain the missiles as well as hundreds of scientists and technicians. Western military experts called it the worst naval disaster the Soviet Navy has suffered since WWII. Again in the same year on Dec 13. An explosion in Siberia destroyed Russia’s largest ammunition base.

December 19 1984 
Soviet Defense Minister Marshal Ustinov, mastermind of the invasion plans for Western Europe, suddenly and mysteriously dies. Three days later December 22 Marshal Sodolov, the 2nd Minister of Defense died.

March 10, 1985  
Soviet Chairman Konstantin Chernenko dies

March 11, 1985  
Soviet Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev elected

April 26, 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident.     

A little known fact the word Chernobyl 
in Ukrainian is translated as Wormwood Rev. 8:10-11: The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water-- the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

May 12, 1988   
Fatima Vigil An explosion wrecked the only factory that made the rocket motors for the Soviets’ deadly SS 24 long-range missiles, which carry ten nuclear bombs each.

August 29, 1989
Sr. Lucia affirms  once more because of the followers of Fr. Gruner in correspondence that the consecration “has been accomplished” and that “God will keep His word.”

November 9, 1989  
Fall of the Berlin Wall  the picture below is a portion of the Berlin Wall donated to the Fatima Sanctuary as part of a thanksgiving for Our Lady of Fatima's role (and many, many rosaries being prayed) in helping bring about the fall of Communism.

Nov-Dec 1989  
Peaceful revolutions in Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania

1990   East and West Germany are unified

August 19, 1991 -
74th Anniversary of Our Lady's fourth apparition at Fatima - Communist coup attempts overthrow of Gorbachev who contributed largely to dismantling of Soviet Empire.

August 22, 1991
Feast of the Queenship of Mary -The attempt of Communist coup to return to hard Communism is defeated.

October 12 - 13, 1991 -
First Russian Pilgrimage to Fatima: Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Roman Catholic Archbishop from Moscow leads first Russian pilgrimage group to Fatima. It is televised in Russia on 150 stations and 350 radio stations. Fr. Robert Fox director of Fatima Family Apostolate is asked to be present in Fatima with the Russian group.

December 1991 -
Gorbachev meets the Pope in the Vatican a second time; diplomatic relations were opened between the Vatican and Russia and Latin-rite churches were opened.

December 8th, 1991
Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There begins the Commonwealth of Republics, the end of the USSR. Twelve days later Yeltsin of Russia met with the Pope at the Vatican.

December 25, 1991 
Dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  The Communist flag is taken down for the last time over the Kremlin in Moscow. Gorbachev resigned and sent a letter to Pope John Paul II. Fifteen republics were freed from Communism.

December 30, 1991
Sister Lucia is reported saying that the defeat of Communism was through Marys intercession.

Russia was converted
from Communism to relative
Freedom of Religion.

Its conversion is ongoing and free. God respects the free will of men. They have freedom to convert or reject the faith. Our Lady never said that Russia would be converted to Catholicism. She said, simply, that it would be converted and a period of peace would be given to the world. If you examine the Historical Events that took place leading to the final dissolution of the Union of Soviet Union It would be impossible for you not to see that God’s hands were involved in the dismantling of the Soviet Union. Beginning on May 13, 1984 just two months after the pope made the consecration in Rome, an explosion took place at the naval base in Russia! God is speaking in providence!

Those who follow Fr. Gruner still argue that Russia was, not converted and the consecration was never made. These people are misleading many from the truth and into disobedience and possible loss of their Catholic faith to disobey legitimate church authority.  They also Argue that the popes were wrong in not revealing the 3rd secret in 1960.

October 11,1992  in an interview that  took place between Sr Lucia and Anthony Cardinal Padiyara of India, Bishop Francis Michaelappa of India, and Fr Francisco Pacheco of Fort Ceara, Brazil. Sr Lucia was asked by Cardinal Padiyara,
"Do God and Our Lady still want the Church to reveal the Third Secret?" Sr Lucia answered, "The Third Secret is not intended to be revealed. It was only intended for the Pope and immediate Church hierarchy. Our Lady never said that it was to be revealed to the public by 1960 at the latest. The Secret was for the Pope."
In Conclusion the Church has suspended Fr. Nicholas from his priestly faculties and is unable to offer Masses at Fatima. As far as I am aware this suspension has not been revoked. In following the Fátima message one must choose between Fr. Gruner’s example of disobedience to legitimate ecclesiastical authority, or Sr. Lucia’s heroic example of obedience to the Church during a difficult time in Church history.
  Sr. Lucia's response to the 1984 Collegial Consecration pdf.

Prayer to St Joseph for a Happy Death!

I would like to conclude what I only started out to do to  invoke St Joseph the model worker who God sent to Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun The church invokes  also you as the Terror of Demons, and her Protector. I also invoke you as the Patron of a Happy Death for all of us when we end the work God has given us in this life. 

O Blessed St Joseph, you were blessed to yield your last breath in the fond embrace of Jesus and Mary. When the seal of death shall close my career and end the work God has given me in this life to do. Please come holy father, with Jesus and Mary to assist me in that hour. Obtain for me this only solace which I ask for, to die like you encircled in their holy arms. Into your sacred hands living and dying, Jesus, Mary and Joseph I commend my soul. Amen