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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 Fatima and the 3rd secret  with the second Vatican Council and the cold war.  Remember that Lucia was told that the 3r secret was no tto 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



1889
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
 1900  
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
1917
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

1918 
November 11,- As our Lady predicted that the War will end soon
---World War I ended with a German defeat.


1921 
July 29 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of National Socialist (Nazi) Party.

1923 
November 8/9 - Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch.

1923
"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.







1929
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.


1930
September 14- Germans elect Nazis making them the 2nd largest political party in Germany.

1931
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.

1933
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

1938, 
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.

1938 

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

1939  

1945
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 
1955
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


1959
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!

1960
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! 


1961 
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.

1962
  
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. 

1968
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



 



February 20, 2015

Memorial of Bl. Jacinta & Francisco of Fatima February 20-The face that gazed on Our Lady is incorrupt!


The Heroic Virtues of

Bls. Jacinta and Francisco 

The beatification process for the Fátima seers Francisco and Jacinta Marto began in 1952 and was finished in 1979. On 15 February 1988 the final documentation was presented to John Paul II and to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. They were declared "venerable" on 13 May 1989 and Beatified by Pope John Paul on May 13, 2000. Their memorial is on the day of Jacinta's death February 20. Most of this post after giving background information will detail the Heroic Virtues of the two  but especially Jacinta our little victim soul for poor sinners. What she suffered grown men would find difficult to endure. It is trough the Immaculate Heart of Mary that she completed the mission Our Lady gave to her at Fatima. This little soul sets an example for all of us in humble submission of sufferings and the trial of life.

Above photo taken after the children saw the vision of Hell in July

The Vision of Hell

This experience Our Lady gave them deeply impressed them and changed their lives. This vision became the motivation for Jacinta's Heroic Sacrifices for the conversion of poor sinners who may end up there. Jacinta often separated from the others and alone by herself would fall to her knees to pray for sinners. Then calling Lucia and Francisco she would ask: "Are you praying with me? It is necessary to pray much to save souls from hell!... How sorry I am for sinners! If I could only show them hell!" Even after she was taken sick, which eventually led to her death, she would get out of bed to bow her head to the floor, and pray as the Angel had taught for the glory of God, Jesus in the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which God is offended and to beg for the conversion of poor sinners. A priest finally had to tell her, as she would fall over at times doing this, that she should say the prayer in bed.

The Vision of the Holy Father

John Paul II after assassination attempt 



Jacinta's vision recorded by Sr. Lucia in her memoirs is connected to the third part of the secret revealed on May 13, 2000 by Pope John Paul II. Jacinta said "I cannot say how, but I saw the Holy Father in a very large house, kneeling beside a table with his hands on his face. He was crying. Many people were outside the house. Some were throwing stones at him; others were cursing him and saying foul words to him. Poor Holy Father, we have to pray much for him!"  







Benedict XVI @ Fatima May 2010
Some experts believed that Jacinta's mysterious visions applied to Pope Pius XII. But it is more probable that this prophetic vision also concerned future popes. Including Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI! No pope in the history of the Fatima Revelation has suffered such revilement by the press to the point of publishing articles that libel him and asking for his resignation also see the following link for the Fatima Messages embraces Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in prayer with a section concerning The Unprecedented Media Attacks On the Pope Fueled by the Devil? "Strike the shepherd the Sheep will Scatter" Zechariah 13:7

Another time in  August of 1917, while sitting on the boulders of the knoll of Cabeço, Jacinta suddenly began to say the prayer the angel had taught them and, after a deep silence, said to her cousin: "Do you not see so many thoroughfares, roads, and fields full of people weeping with hunger and having nothing to eat? And the Holy Father praying in a church before the Immaculate Heart of Mary? And many people praying with him?" Sister Lucia adds: "Some days later, she asked me: "'Can I say that I saw the Holy Father and all those people?'' Lucia answered her: "No. Don't you see that this is part of the secret?!  That would give it away!"  
                                                                                
Bl. Jacinta Marto Last Visions


At the end of October 1918, Francisco and Jacinta fell ill, almost at the same time. When Lucia visited them, she found Jacinta elated she said;"Our Lady came to see us and said that she is coming to take Francisco to heaven very soon. She asked me if I still wanted to convert more sinners. I told her I did. She told me I would be taken to a hospital and that I would suffer greatly there, but that I should suffer for the conversion of sinners, in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the love of Jesus. This is what hurts me most. She said to Lucia: "My mother will take me there, and after that I will remain there all alone!"




Surgery Without General Anesthetic

Dr. Castro Freire who received Jacinta at the hospital diagnosed "purulent pleurisy of the large left cavity, with fistula; osteitis of the seventh and eighth ribs of the same side." On February 10, 1920 Jacinta was operated on. She had much to suffer, for they could not give her a general anesthetic, because of her extreme weakness, and they had to be content with a local anesthetic, a method which was still imperfect at the time.  She suffered greatly from it, and the pain was revived each time it was necessary to bandage the wound.  But the result was clinically rather good, with two ribs being extracted from her left side, leaving a wound into which a grown-ups hand could be comfortably inserted. Jacinta was an accommodating and stoic patient, and though the required daily dressings of the great wound in her side were a frightful agony, her only cries were repetitions of her beloved Lady's name. The doctor in Lisbon who operated on Jacinta considered her a saint Jacinta never complained even when the local anesthesia did not work. The doctor heard her say to Our Lord: "Now Jesus You can save many souls because I suffer very much."

Jacinta's Last Sacrifice

Her Request for Viaticum

On the evening of that 20th of February, at about 6 o'clock, Jacinta said that she felt worse and wished to receive the Sacraments. The parish priest was called and he heard her confession about 8 o'clock that night. Jacinta was convinced that she would die and asked for Viaticum, but the priest thought she looked fairly well, and so he promised to bring her Holy Communion in the morning. She died that night, all alone, as Our Lady had told her, and without having received Holy Communion. But she died in peace, in perfect conformity to the Divine Will. She has much to teach us on how to accept the misfortunes of our lives in the spirit of sacrifice. Bl. Jacinta Victim Soul for poor sinners, pray for us so that we may be made worth of the promises of Christ.

 Father John De Marchi,I.M.C. 

  On Jacinta's Last Comments 

Fr. DeMarchi is an author of numerous articles and books on Fatima, in particular Fatima Today, and Fatima the Full Story. He lived in Fatima from 1946 until his death in 2003. He Established a seminary for the Consolata Priests and a Convent for the sisters at Fatima. The museum of Fatima in 1990 and the Blessed Nuno Hotel for pilgrims.  He became close to Sr Lucia interviewing her many times on the events of Fatima as well as her family, friends and other witnesses. His books especially Fatima the Full Story are considered to be authentic historical documents.

I was blessed to know him and have him as a spiritual friend, father and "brother" as he appended his notes and cards to me. I made acquaintance with him over the years as He often visited my parish on his mission appeals for Ethiopia. Whenever I went to Fatima he would meet me there show me the sacred spots and take me to wherever he was offering Holy Mass often at the convent of the Alianca de Santa Maria. The last time I saw him was at the Beatification of Bl. Jacinta and Francesco in 2000. He was sick then but filled with great joy at seeing the fulfillment of his spiritual aspirations as the shepherd children were raised to the honors of the altar. I never wanted to leave Fatima. Each time I went I left a part of my heart behind. Fr. De Marchi told me: "You must return to America and bring the Fatima Message to your country."

Speramus-We Hope  

Fulfillment of Fr. De Marchi's Directives: 
"Go Bring the Fatima Message to America!"

Fr. De Marchi entered Eternal Life on January 1, 2003, after suffering a long illness in the spirit of Jacinta of Fatima. His spirit still lives on in the hearts of all who knew him and loved him. May he rest in peace and continue to pray for us in the Divine Liturgy of Heaven until we reach with him the heavenly home land with Our Lord, Our Lady and the Shepherds.  Requiescat in pace! (Note: I still pray for him and to him leaving the judgement to the church but I believe Father De Marchi is at home in Heaven!)
                                                                        
Jacinta's Last Words 

Compiled by Fr. John De Marchi, I.M.C.

In Lisbon Jacinta was also attended by Mother Maria da Purificaçao Godinho, who wrote down her last words - though not always verbatim. Many, imbued with a prophetic tone and full of unction. During her short stay in the hospital, Jacinta was favored with new visits of Our Lady, who told her the day and hour she would die. Her conversations with Mother Godiñho were filled with instructions on the spiritual life, as well as with prophecies which are still being fulfilled.

On Priests and Rulers

+   "My godmother, pray much for sinners! Pray much for priests! Pray much for religious! Priests should only occupy themselves with the affairs of the Church. Priests should be pure, very pure. The disobedience of priests and religious to their superiors and to the Holy Father greatly offends Our Lord.
+   "My godmother, pray much for those who govern! Woe to those who persecute the religion of Our Lord! If the government left the Church in peace and gave freedom to the holy Faith, it would be blessed by God."

  On Sin

+ "The sins of the world are very great."
+ "Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord, and they are not of God."
+ "If men knew what eternity is, they would do everything to change their  lives."
+ "The sins that lead more souls to hell are the sins of the flesh."
+ "Fashions that will greatly offend Our Lord will appear. People who serve God should not follow fashions. The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same."
+ "Men are lost because they do not think of the death of Our Lord and do not do penance.

On Christian Virtue

+   Talking in Church: Noticing that many visitors chatted and laughed in the chapel of the orphanage, Jacinta asked Mother Godinho to warn them of the lack of respect for the Real Presence this represented. When this measure did not bring about satisfactory results, she asked that the cardinal be advise that "Our Lady does not want people to talk in church."
+  "My  godmother, do not walk in the midst of luxury. Flee from riches. Be very fond of holy poverty and silence."
+   "Have much charity even for those who are bad. Speak ill of no one and flee from those who do so. Be very patient, for patience leads us to heaven. Mortification and sacrifices greatly please Our Lord."
+   "Confession is a sacrament of mercy. Therefore, one must
approach the confessional with confidence and joy. Without confession there is no salvation."
+   "The Mother of God wants more virgin souls who bind themselves to her by the vow of chastity."
+    "To be a woman religious, it is necessary to be very pure in soul and body."
+    "Do you know what it means to be pure?" asked Mother Godinho. "I do. I do. To be pure in body is to keep chastity. To be pure in soul is not to commit sins, not to look at what one should not see, not to steal, never to lie, always to tell the truth however hard it may be."
+    "Those who do not keep the promises they make to Our Lady will never succeed in their affairs."
+    "Doctors do not have light to cure the sick properly because they do not have love of God."
+    "Who taught you all these things?" asked Mother Godinho. "It was Our Lady, but some I think of myself. I very much like to think."


 On War

+   "Our Lady said that there is much war and dissension in the world."
+   "Wars are nothing but punishments for the sins of the world."
+   "Our Lady can no longer hold back the arm of her beloved Son from the world. It is necessary to do penance. If people change their ways, Our Lord will still spare the world; but if they do not, the chastisement will come."
+   "Our Lord is profoundly indignant at the sins and crimes committed in Portugal. For this reason,  a terrible social cataclysm threatens our country, particularly the city of Lisbon. It seems that a civil war of anarchic or communist character will break out, accompanied by sackings, assassinations, fires, and devastation of all kinds. The capital will be changed into a veritable image of hell. When Divine Justice, outraged, inflicts so frightful a punishment, all who can should flee from this city. This punishment now predicted should be announced gradually and with due discretion."
+   "If men do not change their ways, Our Lady will send the world a punishment the like of which has never been seen. It will fall first, …upon Spain." 
+ Jacinta also spoke of "great world events that would take place around 1940.


A Sign from Heaven
The Face that Gazed on
Our Lady is Incorrupt

The Little Miracles 
Father Ludwig Fischer who was present at the The first exhumation of Jacinta’s body, on September 12, 1935 Fr. Fischer wrote: "The expression on Jacinta's face was that of great peace, and all who saw her could not help feeling that they were greatly privileged to have been granted such a favor." This was all the more extraordinary because lye was poured into the tomb to hasten disintegration of the body of Francisco who was "buried in 1919. Jacinta was buried in the family plot on top of her brother. Her Nurse Nadeja Silvestre said: In her extreme suffering before she died, Jacinta's face had looked worn and emaciated. But in death, her cheeks had filled out and had taken on a healthy color. "She did not look the same child; she had become radiant and beautiful." When Mother Godinho held vigil beside the coffin, she glanced at the little lamp nearby. She was astonished to see that the lamp contained no oil but still burned brightly. Her body which at times before death did not exude a pleasant odor, because of infection and open sores, and the extreme sufferings which afflicted her, after death exuded the scent of sweet perfume. When her body was carried into the Lisbon Church, the church bells rang while no one was at the ropes, and the tower door was locked. It was thought they were rung by angels. Jacinta once said she had heard the angels sing but "angels do not sing as men sing."
 
Francisco Contemplative
Consoler of the Hidden Jesus

  Bl. Francisco Marto was born on 11 June 1908 in Aljustrel. He died a holy death on 4 April 1919 at his family home. Deeply sensitive and contemplative, he offered all his spiritual life and penance to "console the Lord".  Knowing he was going to die soon he felt it useless to go to school. He would pass the church on the way to school and tell Lucia you and Jacinta go ahead I am going to stay her to console Our Lord!" His mortal remains were buried in the parish cemetery until 13 March 1952, when they were taken to the basilica at the Cova da Iria and placed in the chapel to the right of the main altar.


What Francisco wanted most was to console our Lord offended by the sins of men. For this reason, on the eve of his death, he said to Lucy: "Look! I am very sick; in a little while I will go to heaven. "Then, when you are there, make sure not to forget to pray for sinners, for the Holy Father, for me and Jacinta. said Lucia.  "Yes, I will. replied Francisco but look, you had better ask Jacinta to do these things, because I fear I will forget when I see Our Lord!  I want to console Him first."On April 4, 1919, Francisco exclaimed at a certain moment: 'Oh my mother, what a beautiful light, over there, next to our window!' And a while later in sweet perplexity: 'I can see no longer'  his face became illuminated with an angelic smile. Around 10 o'clock in the morning, without any agony, or groan, he died." Francesco is in  Heaven Loving the Lord. Nothing else matters. 

Bl. Francisco of Fatima: Ora pro Nobis Teach us also how to Love and Console Our Lord