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Our Lady of Fatima
Plus:
Her Promise of Protection
with Her Protective Shield


Contents


Drenching Rain

Mud is Ankle Deep

Fatima, Portugal
11:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 13, 1917


"Miracle of the Sun"
The Sun Danced!

Fatima, Portugal
Noon - Solar Time
Saturday, October 13, 1917


"Miracle of the Sun"
Fatima, Portugal
Noon - Solar Time
Saturday, October 13, 1917

Clothes Clean and Dry
Dry Ground


Apparitions of
Our Lady at Fatima

To the best of my knowledge,
this web page has more actual photographs
taken of the Miracle of the Sun, etc.,
than are on any other internet web site!






The Great Miracle of the Sun

Prelude to  The Great Miracle of the Sun

The Seven Miracles of the Great Miracle of the Sun

General Data and Photos of the Great Miracle of the Sun

Eyewitness Accounts of The Great Miracle of the Sun

Our Blessed Mother's Apparitions at Fatima

A Brief Overview of Fatima

A Brief Review of the Messages Of Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima's Promise of Protection

God's Peace Plan

1. Penance

2. Reparation

3. Daily Recitation of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

4. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

5. Making the Five First Saturdays

The Great Promise of Our Lady of Fatima
to Those Who Make the Five First Saturdays
Fast Facts about Fatima:

1. What Is the Message of Fatima?
2. Why Should I Believe the Message of Fatima?
3. What Did the Message of Fatima Predict?
4. What Does the Message of Fatima Request?
5. Have These Requests of Our Lady of Fatima Been Honored?
6. Of What Does the Message of Fatima Warn?
7. What Does the Message of Fatima Promise?
8. Isn't it True That the Consecration of Russia Was Done in 1984 and That the “Fall of Communism” Proves That the Consecration Was Effective and That Russia Is Now Converting?
9. Why Is the Message of Fatima Important to Me and My Family?
10. But Isn't the Message of Fatima Just a Private Revelation Which No Catholic Is Required to Believe De Fide - of Faith?
11. Why We Believe the Message of Fatima


WHY  Should YOU Follow God's
Peace Plan From Heaven
Which Our Lady of Fatima Gave to All Catholics?

Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani
[b. at Rome, Italy, October 29, 1890
d. at Rome, Italy, August 3, 1979]
.
Text of the “Extract”
of the Third Secret of Fatima
Sent to President Kennedy
and to
Other World Leaders

When Cardinal Ottaviani was asked whether the Neues Europa "Extract" of the 3rd Secret of Fatima should be published, the Cardinal, who had read the Third Secret, and who was usually indifferent to most apparitions, surprisingly and excitedly exclaimed very emphatically, allegedly saying: 

"Publish 10,000 copies!
Publish 20,000 copies!
Publish 30,000 copies!"



The Great Miracle of the Sun


Photograph of a Pilgrim Virgin Statue
of Our Lady of Fatima


Prelude to
The Great Miracle of the Sun

The eye-witness accounts of the Great "Miracle of the Sun", found below, give us some details as to what this Great "Miracle of the Sun" really was.  But first, here is a summary of what made the Great "Miracle of the Sun" a genuine miracle.

The hour for the Great "Miracle of the Sun" had come.

The presence of the three little children was announced shortly before the scheduled time of the apparition and Great "Miracle of the Sun".


Left to Right:
Lucia dos Santos and her Cousins,
Francisco Marto and his Sister Jacinta Marto
The Three Visionaries of Fatima


The three children arrived about one-half hour early. The little girls, Jacinta and Lucy, crowned with flowers, are led to the place where a platform has been erected.

That the rain had been very heavy and the ground extremely muddy, one needs to go no further than to Ti Marto:

"The people filled our little house so that you could not move an inch. Outside it was raining so heavily you could not see through the thickness of the falling water. Everywhere mud covered the ground."
When Lucy ordered the crowd to shut their umbrellas, despite the pouring rain, despite the fact that such an act goes against natural intuition - because the people would not have wanted to get any more wet than what they were already, the order is transmitted and executed right away without resistance from the crowed. Then everyone waits and waits for the miracle.

Finally, it is almost 1:30 p.m. local time.  Then a Priest, who had been standing by the children, and who had been waiting since the previous evening, began to grow impatient.

“Look it is midday now. Our Lady does not lie. Well, well.”
After a few minutes with nothing happening except the rain pouring down on the uncovered tens of thousands, the Priest again looked at his watch and said:
"Look, its midday now. Our Lady doesn’t lie. It’s past midday. You see it’s all a delusion. Run along all of you. Go away. It’s a delusion.”
In response to this skepticism and doubt, little Lucia refused to leave. It was 1:30 p.m. local time, so the Priest began to push the three children away from the site.

But then the simple, childish faith of Lucia took over! She began to cry and said: “If anyone wants to go I shall stay where I am. Our Lady said she would come. She came the other times and she will come this time, too!”

At that moment, Lucia looked to the east and said to Jacinta:

“Jacinta, kneel down. Our Lady is coming. I saw the lightning.”
According to Sister Lucia’s account, the impatient Priest never said another word and left.  The children never saw him again. It was at this moment that the miracle began in stages.



The Seven Miracles of the
Great Miracle of the Sun


1)  The Rain Stops

What is truly amazing about this miracle is that Our Lady of Fatima perfectly “organized” each miracle which composed the Great Miracle of the Sun. Every aspect of each miracle was directed to accentuate the miraculous nature of the phenomenon.

That the rain had been very heavy and the ground extremely muddy, one needs to go no further than to Ti Marto:

"The people filled our little house so that you could not move an inch. Outside it was raining so heavily you could not see through the thickness of the falling water. Everywhere mud covered the ground."
Dr. Almeida Garrett reported:
“The sky, which had been overcast all day, suddenly clears up; the rain stops and it looks like the sun is about to fill with light the countryside that the wintry morning had made so gloomy.”
This sudden change of weather surprised all of the witnesses.

Dr. Pereira Gens simply reported:

“The rain suddenly stopped”.  Of course the rain “suddenly stopped” at the exact moment which had been predicted for the miracle to take place.

2)  The Vision of the Sun

Why “the vision of the sun”? Because at this moment, contrary to the normal phenomenon, everyone, and this is an unanimous testimony without contradiction, could look at the sun clearly, directly, and without wincing or closing their eyes.

In other words, no one needed to turn away from looking at the sun..

Here is what the editor, Avelino de Almeida, of O Seculo wrote:

“Then they saw a unique spectacle, [an] unbelievable spectacle for anyone who did not witness it. From the road … one could see the immense multitude turn towards the sun, which appeared free from clouds and in its zenith. It resembles a dull silver disc, and it is possible to look at it without the least discomfort.”
Dr. Almeida Garrett, however, had this observation:
“I …saw it [the sun] as a disc with a clean cut rim, luminous and shining, but which did not hurt the eyes. I do not agree with the comparison which I have heard made in Fatima — that of a dull silver disc. It was a clearer, richer, brighter color, having something of the luster of a pearl … I felt it to be a living body … It looked like a glazed wheel made of mother of pearl … It was a remarkable fact that one could fix one’s eyes on this brazier of light and heat without any pain in the eyes or blinding of the retina.”

3)  The Dance of the Sun

One would think that this would be enough - being able to look at the sun without having to turn away from looking at it?

But no!  Our Lady of Fatima wanted to demonstrate her power in a much more convincing way. So this sun that all of the eye-witnesses could observe without irritation “danced.”  Many ordinary people who were present called it:  “The Dance of the Sun.”

Avelino de Almeida said, concerning this “dance”:

“The sun trembled, the sun made sudden incredible movements outside all cosmic laws — the sun ‘danced’ according to the typical expression of the people. It shook and trembled; it seemed like a wheel of fire.”
Dr. Almeida Garrett added:
“The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body for it spun round upon itself, it made a whirl.”

Also:  “It spun like a firewheel, taking on all the colors of the rainbow … It looked like a ball of snow, revolving upon itself.”

According to Ti Marto, the father of Jacinta and Francisco:
“At a certain moment the sun seemed to stop and then began to move and dance … However, the sun stops, only to begin its strange dance all over again after a brief interruption, whirling upon itself, giving the impression of approaching or receding.”
This “dance,” which was seen by the approximately 70,000 witnesses, was actually repeated three times during the course of the 10 minute long miracle!

4)  All the Colors of the Rainbow

With the Dance of the Sun something else began to happen. The landscape, and everything in it, began to take on, in succession, all the colors of the rainbow.

Dr. Almeida Garrett testifies:

“During the solar phenomenon … there were changes of color in the atmosphere … I looked first at the nearest objects and then extended my glance further afield as far as the horizon, I saw everything an amethyst color. Objects around me, the sky and the atmosphere, were of the same color … Soon I heard a peasant who was near me shout out in tones of stupefaction: LOOK, THAT LADY IS ALL YELLOW! And in fact everything both near and far had changed to yellow. People looked as if they were suffering jaundice … My own hand was of the same color.”
The exact same report comes from another witness, Maria do Carmo:
“The sun took on all the colors of the rainbow. Everything took on the same colors: our faces, our clothes, the earth itself.”
5)  The Falling of the Sun

Now we come to a part of the miracle that made many of those present on the scene of the Cova da Iria believe that the world was ending - such was the fearsomeness of the experience!

This was clearly Our Lady’s warning that the Message of Fatima was not only a “message,” but, also, a very grave WARNING, but also a Prophetic Promise to everyone who would follow God's Peace Plan!

What happened at this stage of the Great "Miracle of the Sun" is called the “falling” of the sun:

“Then suddenly, one heard a clamor, a cry of anguish breaking from all the people. The sun, whirling wildly, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge and fiery weight. The sensation during these moments were terrible.”
Again:
“The sun began to move and dance until it seemed that it was being detached from the sky and was falling on us. It was a terrible moment!”

“It seemed like a wheel of fire that was about to fall on the people.”

Alfredo de Silva Santos reported:
“The sun began to move and at a certain moment appeared to be detached from the sky and about to hurtle upon us like a wheel of flame.”
Even though many thousands were expecting imminent death and were making their final preparations for that event, the miracle was not the end, but a warning and an indication of the Mercy of God and the intercessory power of the Mother of God.  How so?  Because the sun returned to the heavens.

6)  Everybody’s Clothes Were Dry

Then the final miracle, the last manifestation of the intimate knowledge and love that God and His Blessed Mother have for each person is mentioned by Father Lourenço:

“This enormous multitude was drenched, for it had rained unceasingly since dawn. But - though this may appear incredible - after the great miracle everyone felt comfortable, and found their garments quite dry, a subject of general wonder …  The truth of this fact has been guaranteed with the greatest sincerity by dozens and dozens of persons of absolute trustworthiness, whom I have known intimately from childhood, and who are still alive [1937].”
An eye-witness, Dr. Pereira Gens, stated:
“I still remember the delicious sensation that this warm caress of the sun gave me … I [felt] my clothes almost dry now, although they were all wet a few moments ago.”
7)  The Ground was Totally Dry

In addition to everyone's clothes being dry, even the ground itself, which was one huge sea of mud, was also totally dry.



General Data and Photos of
The Great Miracle of the Sun


Rain-Soaked Ground & Crowd
Fatima, Portugal - Saturday, October 13, 1917
 

On Saturday, October 13, 1917, a crowd, realistically estimated at about 70,000 people, braved the thick mud, caused by the incessent heavy rain which both drenched the people and terribly saturated the ground, to travel to the Cova da Iria (Cove of Irene), near Fatima, Portugal in anticipation of seeing the predicted noon-time miracle.

When noon - local time - came and went, but especially when 1:00 p.m. came and went, the crowd began to get more and more restless, because the miracle was prophecized by Our Lady to happen "at midday", i.e. "at noon".  Please note that the people had already endured great personal hardships.  Many of them had travelled from a distance, some a great distance,  mostly on foot, and even some barefoot.

Then do not forget about the cold, wet, rain-soaked ground, with no protection from the elements, out in the open, which was not the most ideal place on which to try to sleep.  Finally, having to wait and wait, now for almost 1 1/2 after the promised time for the promised miracle, it is understandable how the people could start to become somewhat agitated.

However, all of that stopped when, exactly at 1:30 p.m. local time, the Blessed Virgin Mary came once more.

But WHY was there so much obvious confusion about the time?

It is interesting to note that Our Lady of Fatima did in fact keep her promise of coming exactly "at midday", i.e. "at noon".

How?  After all, it was now 1:30 p.m. local time!  Was Our Blessed Mother's watch broken?

No!  Our Lady of Fatima told the children during the July 13 apparition that she would perform a miracle "at midday" on October 13, 1917.

Here we go again!  It was not only after "midday", after "noon", it was exactly one and one half hours past the "midday noon"!

Therefore, how can anyone say that Our Lady of Fatima kept her promise to appear exactly at "midday noon" and perform a great miracle?!

The reason is because the Portuguese government, due to its belligerency with France and Britain during World War I, decided that the clocks were to be set 90 minutes ahead of the local solar time so that Portugal would be in the same time zone as her fellow belligerents!

Therefore, 1:30 p.m. on October 13, 1917, was exactly "midday or noon" according to local solar, i.e. sun time!  Hence, the real reason for this time discrepancy.  Obviously, Our Blessed Mother did not abide by the time change made by the athiest government because what they did was invalid because this illegal, finite, human law was a sin of disobedience against the Natural Law of God and Our Lady was not going to validate and legalize it in any way!

Then the rain stopped.  From behind the rain clouds, the sun came out, danced, changed colors, spun like a pinwheel, and then began to "fall" to the earth.  People even miles away witnessed this "Miracle of the Sun".
 

As the sun began to "fall" closer and closer to the earth, people knelt in the slimy sea of mud, many confessing their sins aloud.  Others looked on in fear and trembling.  But just as it seemed that everyone would be killed, the sun suddenly reversed its course and returned to its normal place.

Estimates of the number of witnesses of the "Miracle of the Sun" range from 30,000 - 40,000 people by Avelino de Almeida, writing for the Portuguese newspaper O Século, to 100,000, estimated by Dr. Joseph Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra, both of whom were physically present that day.  Some Roman Catholic Clergy and Roman Catholic publications have claimed - as realistic - about 75,000 people.

The people then noticed that the ground, which had been a sea of mud, because of the very heavy rains, was now totally dry!  Plus, their rain-soaked clothes were not only totally dry, they were also totally clean, not even a speck of mud or dirt was on their clothes!


But these three "minor miracles" were dwarfed
by far by the great "Miracle of the Sun" which
Catholics, skeptics, and even athiests had all witnessed.


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The three children at the exact place of the Apparitions.
 


After the great "Miracle of the Sun" was over,
Jacinta was carried away from the crowds.

Ilustracao Portugueza
Monday, October 29, 1917
It shows various photos of the crowd looking at the "Miracle of the Sun" during the Fátima apparition on Saturday, October 13, 1917.

Photographs and articles were carried in many newspapers
of the world, including the New York Times.


Eyewitness Accounts of
The Great Miracle of the Sun

1)  "Before the astonished eyes of the crowd, whose aspect was biblical as they stood bare-headed, eagerly searching the sky, the sun trembled, made sudden incredible movements outside all cosmic laws — the sun 'danced' according to the typical expression of the people." Avelino de Almeida, writing for O Século (Portugal's most widely-circulated and influential newspaper, which was a very liberal, very anti-clerical, pro-government, Masonic daily newspaper in Lisbon, Portugal at the time.  N.B.  Almeida's previous articles had been to satirize and denigrate the previously reported events at Fátima.

Because Avelino de Almeida was a self-professed anti-Catholic witness, it is therefore worth noting that the editors of the other anti-clerical newspapers attacked de Almeida for his report, especially about the "Miracle of the Sun". But, despite such criticism by his fellow comrades, he did not retreat from his testimony. On the contrary, fifteen days after his original account of the "Miracle of the Sun", he published another story about the events, this time illustrating it with 12 photographs which had been taken of the crowd during the actual event of the "Miracle of the Sun"! Throughout his article, de Almeida just kept repeating, “I saw it … I saw it … I saw it!”

2) "The sun, at one moment surrounded with scarlet flame, at another aureoled in yellow and deep purple, seemed to be in an exceeding fast and whirling movement, at times appearing to be loosened from the sky and to be approaching the earth, strongly radiating heat." Dr. Domingos Pinto Coelho, writing for the newspaper Ordem.

3) "…The silver sun, enveloped in the same gauzy grey light, was seen to whirl and turn in the circle of broken clouds… The light turned a beautiful blue, as if it had come through the stained-glass windows of a cathedral, and spread itself over the people who knelt with outstretched hands… people wept and prayed with uncovered heads, in the presence of a miracle they had awaited. The seconds seemed like hours, so vivid were they." Reporter for the Lisbon newspaper O Dia.

4) The following accunt was obtained by Father Formigao of an eye-witness - Dr. Almeida Garrett - who deliberately came to "see" the so-called prophecized "miracle".  This biased skeptic, and apparent athiest, arrived at Fatima on Friday, October 12, 1917, in order to be able to “see” the non-fulfillment of the prophecy of a miracle.  This blatant and arrogant and pompous unbeliever - who was, nevertheless, impressed by the faith of the believers, says:

“On the road, we encounter the first groups which are on their way to the holy place, a good 13 miles away … Men and women are for the most part barefoot, the latter carrying their shoes in bags on their heads, while the men lean on thin sticks and are also prudently armed with umbrellas. Apparently indifferent to what is going on around them they do not seem to notice the countryside nor their fellow-travelers, but murmur the Rosary as they go immersed in thought … A woman recites the first part of the Ave Maria and immediately her companions continue the second part in chorus. They move rhythmically and rapidly in order to reach the place of the apparitions by nightfall. Here, under the stars they will sleep, keeping the first and best places near the little tree.”

A drenching, very heavy, rain poured down all night long.  It should be noted that this extremely heavy rain was a change in the weather pattern from what it had been earlier that fall season. Some commentators think this was a last-ditch effort on the part of Satan to discourge people and to keep away those who were still on their way towards the Cova and to drive away those people trying to sleep, out in the open, on the very cold, wet, rain-soaked groud, with no protection whatever from the continous heavy downpour of rain.

But God permitted this so that Our Lady of Fatima could emphasize the great "Miracle of the Sun" which was quickly approaching, thus crushing the head of the power of Satan! The torrent of rain transformed the dusty roads into muddy quagmires. So, what did Dr. Almeida Garrett say concerning the response of the people to these adverse conditions? “They did not lose hope and they did not forget the cause for which they came.”

Dr. Almeida Garrett then continues to the daytime of October 13, 1917:

“By 10 o’clock the sky was completely hidden behind the clouds and the rain began to fall in earnest. Swept by the strong wind and beating upon the faces of the people, it soaked the pilgrims, often without protection against the weather, to the marrow of their bones … But no one complained or turned back … Hours of waiting …The great mass of people congregate round the oak tree which, according to the children, is Our Lady’s pedestal.”
Finally, he describes the "Miracle of the Sun" itself:
"The sun's disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible." Dr. Almeida Garrett, Professor of Natural Sciences at Coimbra University.
5) "As if like a bolt from the blue, the clouds were wrenched apart, and the sun at its zenith appeared in all its splendor. It began to revolve vertiginously on its axis, like the most magnificent firewheel that could be imagined, taking on all the colors of the rainbow and sending forth multi-colored flashes of light, producing the most astounding effect. This sublime and incomparable spectacle, which was repeated three distinct times, lasted for about ten minutes. The immense multitude, overcome by the evidence of such a tremendous prodigy, threw themselves on their knees." Dr. Formigão, a professor at the Seminary at Santarem, and a Priest.

6) "I feel incapable of describing what I saw. I looked fixedly at the sun, which seemed pale and did not hurt my eyes. Looking like a ball of snow, revolving on itself, it suddenly seemed to come down in a zig-zag, menacing the earth. Terrified, I ran and hid myself among the people, who were weeping and expecting the end of the world at any moment." Rev. Joaquim Lourenço, describing his boyhood experience in Alburitel, Portugal which was eighteen kilometers from Fatima.

7) "On that day of October 13, 1917, without remembering the predictions of the children, I was enchanted by a remarkable spectacle in the sky of a kind I had never seen before. I saw it from this veranda…” Portuguese poet Afonso Lopes Vieira.

8) “At the moment of the great miracle there were present some of the most illustrious men of letters, in the arts and the sciences, and almost all were unbelievers coming out of curiosity, led by the prediction of the seers. Even the Minister of Education of the Masonic government was there.” The Portuguese historian, Leopoldo Nuñes, who also was present on the scene on October 13, 1917 and who also witnessed the "Miracle of the Sun".

Thirteen years after the "Miracle of the Sun", Monday, October 13, 1930, the "Miracle of the Sun" was officially recognized as a genuine miracle by the Roman Catholic Church.


Our Blessed Mother's Apparitions at Fatima

Many people wonder how the "miracle of the sun" came about?

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared six times to three, young shepherd children near the town of Fatima, Portugal between Sunday, May 13, 1917 and Saturday, October 13, 1917.


Left to Right: Lucia dos Santos and her Cousins,
Francisco Marto and his Sister Jacinta Marto
The Three Visionaries of Fatima


A Brief Overview of Fatima

Appearing to the children, the Blessed Virgin Mary told them that she had been sent by God with a message for everyone. Coming at a time when civilization was torn assunder by World War I, she promised that World War I would soon end.

Heaven would grant peace to all the world IF Her requests for prayer, reparation and consecration were heard and obeyed.

"If My requests are granted ... there will be peace"

Our Lady of Fatima explained to the children that war is a punishment from God for sin and warned that God would further castigate the world for its disobedience to His Will by means of war, hunger and the persecution of the Church, the Holy Father and the Catholic Faithful.

God's Holy Mother also prophesized that Russia would be God's chosen "instrument of chastisement," spreading the "errors" of atheism and materialism across the earth, fomenting wars, annihilating nations, and persecuting the Faithful everywhere.

"If My requests are not granted, Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martryed, the Holy Father will suffer much, and various nations will be annihilated."
In all Her appearances at Fatima, the Blessed Mother repeatedly emphasized the necessity of praying the Rosary daily, of wearing the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel and of performing acts of reparation and sacrifice. To prevent the terrible chastisement at the hands of Russia and to convert "that poor nation", Our Lady requested the solemn public Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart by the Pope and all the Catholic bishops of the world. (This has never been done because so many of them were, and perhaps many still are?:  Freemasons, Communists, Modernist Heretics, etc.!)

She also asked that the Faithful practice a new devotion of reparation on the first Saturday of five consecutive months ("the Five First Saturdays").

The heart of Our Lady's Message to the world is contained in what has come to be called the "Secret" which she confided to the three children on July 13, 1917.

The Secret has three parts, the first two of which have been publicly revealed.


Vision of Hell

The first part of the Secret was a horrifying vision of Hell "where the souls of poor sinners go" and contained an urgent plea from Our Lady for acts of prayer and sacrifice to save souls.

"You have seen Hell where the souls of poor sinners go. In order to save them, God wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. If people do what I ask, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace; otherwise......."
The second part of the Secret specifically prophesized the outbreak of World War II and contained the Mother of God's solemn request for the Consecration of Russia as a condition of world peace. It also predicted the inevitable triumph of Her Immaculate Heart following Russia's consecration and the conversion "of that poor nation" to the Catholic Faith.

The last part of the Secret (often called the "Third Secret") has not yet been made public, but was written down by Lucy Dos Santos, the last living Fatima seer, in 1944 and has been in the possession of the Holy See since 1957.

Most informed sources speculate that this portion of the Secret concerns chaos in the Catholic Church, predicting widespread apostasy and a loss of faith beginning in the 1960's when the 3rd Secret, that was supposed to be made public by no later than 1960, was kept secret.

At the time that she confided the Fatima Secret to the three seers, the Blessed Virgin also promised that God would work a great miracle that coming October "so that all may believe."

On Saturday, October 13, 1917, in the presence of about 70,000 eyewitnesses, a miracle - actually seven miracles - was seen in the sky above Fatima at the exact moment and in the precise place that the children had announced earlier. Witnesses recounted that the sun appeared to actually "dance" in the sky and seemed to fall to the ground before resuming its normal place in the heavens.  "On the last month, I will perform a miracle so that all may believe."

This event has now become known as the "Miracle of the Sun" and has been justly characterized as the greatest supernatural occurance of the 20th century. As one leading Fatima authority has noted, this great miracle "does not belong (only) to the domain of faith, or even that of science. Before all else it is an historical event."

The Roman Catholic Church has officially endorsed the Fatima Message "as worthy of belief" since 1930. Five successive popes have publicly indicated their approval and belief in the validity and critical importance of the Fatima apparitions. Several popes have visited Fatima on solemn pilgrimage and Pope John Paul II has gone at least once in every decade of his pontificate. His Holiness has publicly credited Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life during an assassination attempt in 1981 (which, parenthetically, took place on the 64th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition). The following year, while in Fatima to give thanks for Her intervention, the Pope stated that "the message of Fatima is more relevant and more urgent" today than even when Our Lady first appeared.

"In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted and a period of peace will be granted to the world."

In the years since the Queen of Heaven's appearances at Fatima, innumerable books, pamphlets, recordings, films and video programs have been produced as part of a growing worldwide movement of faith and devotion. Belief in the Fatima apparations and Our Lady's full Message are now widely synonymous with an orthodox adherence to the doctrines, rites and traditional practices and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Many theologians believe that Our Lady's Message is uniquely designed for the difficult and trying times in which we live today and suggest that it is Heaven's intervention to save the world from war, hunger, and need, as well as the Roman Catholic Church from apostasy and the chaos of continual changes.

While stern in its warning of the terrible punishments for sin and disobedience, Fatima remains fundamentally a life-affirming and faith-building message of hope and peace for all Catholics and others of good will everywhere.

"Only I can help you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God" (Our Lady of Fatima).



A Brief Review of the Messages
Of Our Lady of Fatima

The Holy Angel's, Our Lady's, and Our Lord's Messages
are given below in chronological sequence.

The Angel's Visits of 1916

Spring of 1916:

An angel appeared to the three children as they were pasturing their sheep.

The angel said:

"Fear not, I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me.”
The angel knelt on the ground and recited this prayer three times as the children repeated it after him:
"O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.”
Summer of 1916:

The angel appeared again and said:

"Pray, Pray a great deal. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices continually to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it as an act of reparation for the sins by which God is offended, and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to our country in this way ... I am the Guardian Angel of Portugal. Accept and bear with submission all the sufferings the Lord will send you.”
Fall of 1916:

The angel appeared to the children and prostrated himself on the ground before a vision of a chalice and host and said:

"Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”
The Messages of 1917

Sunday, May 13, 1917:

Accompanied by two bright flashes of light, Our Lady appeared in a radiant light to the three children and said:

"Do not be afraid. I will do you no harm.”
Lucia asked:
"Where are you from?”
Our Lady responded:
"I am from Heaven.”
Lucia asked:
"What do you want of us?”
Our Lady responded:
"I came to ask you to come here on the thirteenth day for six months at this same time, and then I will tell you who I am and what I want. And afterwards, I will return here a seventh time.”
Lucia asked:
"Will I go to Heaven?”
Our Lady said:
"Yes, you will.”
Lucia asked:
"And Jacinta?”
Our Lady responded:
"She also.”
Lucia asked:
"And Francisco? Will he go to Heaven too?”
Our Lady said:
"Yes, but first he must say many rosaries.”
Lucia then asked of the fate of two girls who had recently died. Our Lady told her one was already in Heaven and that the other would be:
"in Purgatory until the end of the world.”
Our Lady then asked:
"Would you like to offer yourselves to God to accept all the sufferings which He may send to you in reparation for the countless sins by which He is offended and in supplication for the conversion of sinners?”
Lucia said "yes" for all three.

Our Lady then said:

"Then you will have much to suffer, but the Grace of God will be your comfort.”
The children were stirred deep in their spirits and then cried out:
"O Most Holy Trinity I adore Thee. My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”
Our Lady then asked the children to recite the Rosary every day and then rose in a cloud into the sky.

Wednesday, June 13, 1917:

Our Lady appears to the children. A few dozen curious people are with the children. The crowd sees only a small white cloud hovering over the shrub where Our Lady is appearing to the children.

Lucia said:

"My Lady, what do you want of me?”
Our Lady responded:
"I want you to come on the thirteenth day of next month and to pray the Rosary every day and I want you to learn to read.”
Lucia asked for the cure of a sick person.

Our Lady said:

"If she is converted, she will be cured within a year.”
Lucia said:
"I want you to take us to Heaven.”
Our Lady replied:
"Yes, I will take Francisco and Jacinta soon, but you must remain on earth for some time. Jesus wishes to use you to make me better known and loved. He wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”
Lucia said:
"Must I stay here all alone?”
Our Lady responded:
"No, my child, and would that make you suffer? Do not be disheartened. My Immaculate Heart will never abandon you, but will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”
Our Lady opened her hands and the children were overwhelmed in their spirits by God's presence and goodness. Our Lady then rose into the sky.

The crowd saw the little cloud of light drift away and also saw that the leaves of the scrub were bent as if Our Lady's garments had trailed over them.

Friday, July 13, 1917:


Photo after Friday, July 13, 1917 Apparition

Some 5,000 people joined the children in the field that day.

As the children were praying the Rosary, a little white cloud descended.

Our Lady appeared only to the children and the bystanders sensed that something unusual was taking place.

Seeing Our Lady, Lucia asked:

"What do you want of me?”
Our Lady responded:
"I want you to come on the thirteenth day of next month and to continue to pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war for she alone can help.”
Lucia said:
"I would like to ask who you are and to perform a miracle so that people will believe that you are appearing to us.”
Our Lady replied:
"Continue to come here every month. In October I will tell you who I am and what I want. And I will perform a miracle so that everyone may see and believe.”
Lucia then submitted petitions and prayer requests for Our Lady to present to God.

Our Lady gave some responses to Lucia.

Lucia then said:

"Yes, she wants people to recite the Rosary. People must recite the Rosary.”
Our Lady gravely said:
"Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say often, especially when you make some sacrifice, "O my Jesus, it is for Thy love, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
At this point the children see a terrifying vision of Hell.

This vision was so real that the children later made severe sacrifices for the salvation of sinners.

Our Lady responded to the vision with sadness and tenderness:

"You saw Hell where the souls of poor sinners go. In order to save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I ask, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

"The war [World War I] is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another, even worse one [World War II] will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. To prevent it, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays."

"If people fulfill my requests, Russia will be converted and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.  If not, she [Russia] will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be annihilated."

"In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me; it will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal the dogmas of the Faith will always be kept."

[At this point Lucia and Jacinta are given the Third Secret that was eventually given to the Pope, but thus far only a forged document has been publicly revealed].

"Do not tell this to anyone. Francisco ... yes, you may tell him."

[Both Lucia and Jacinta saw and heard Our Lady, but Francisco only saw the apparitions].

"When you say the Rosary, say after each mystery:  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy Mercy.”

After a pause, Lucia asked:
"Do you want anything more of me?”
Our Lady replied:
"No, today I want nothing else of you.”
Lucia then stood and pointing to the sky said:
"There she goes! There she goes!. Now you can't see her anymore.”
Monday, August 13, 1917:

A crowd of around 15,000 had gathered in the field when they heard that the children were just kidnapped by the civil authorities. The crowd was getting angry about the news, and then suddenly there was a loud, frightful clap of thunder and a blinding flash of light and then a small, brilliant white cloud descend to where the children met Our Lady in the previous apparitions. The cloud remained for a few minutes and then rose to the heavens.

A supernatural light remained. There was also a heavenly fragrance of flowers that people experienced. Our Lady had made her presence known even though the children could not be there. The children were released later that day after enduring hostile treatment and threats of death by the civil authorities.

Sunday, August 19, 1917:

Our Lady appeared to the children while they were pasturing their sheep. She urged the children to continue coming on the thirteenth of the month and to pray the Rosary every day. She repeated her promise of the miracle on October 13, 19147, but that it would be "less great" because of the treatment of the children.

Our Lady further said:

"Pray, pray a great deal and make many sacrifices because many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and to pray for them.”
She also said that in October:
"St. Joseph too will come with the Holy Child to bring peace to the world. Our Lord will also come to Bless the people. Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows will come too.”
The vision then rose in a cloud of light and disappeared.

Thursday, September 13, 1917:

The crowd has now grown to more than 30,000. Many people see the small white cloud descend to the children. They also saw what looked like a rain of colorful rose petals which vanished when reaching the ground.

Lucia cried out:

"You must pray!” and thousands of pilgrims fell to their knees praying.
Lucia asked Our Lady:
"What do you want of me?”
Our Lady replied:
"Continue to pray the Rosary every day in order to obtain the end of the war. In October Our Lord will come, and Our Lady of Sorrows and of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph with the Child Jesus to Bless the world. God is pleased with your sacrifices, but He does not want you to sleep with the rope on; wear it only during the day.”
Lucia said:
"People have begged me to ask you many things. The cure of some sick persons, of a deaf mute ...”
Our Lady replied:
"Some I will cure, others not. In October I shall perform a miracle so that everyone may believe.”
Lucia then rose and said:
"If you wish to see her look in that direction."
People could see the small white cloud ascending into the sky.”

Saturday, October 13, 1917:

About 70,000 people, both believers and critics, Catholics and non-Catholics, had gathered in the muddy field in drenching downpours of fierce rain. Many newspaper reporters and photographers were there to record the miracle or prove the children were lying.

The crowd was standing in the relentless, pouring rain, with mud up to their ankles. Many were praying the Rosary.

Suddenly Lucia cried out:

"Put down your umbrellas everyone!”
To Jacinta and Francisco she said:
"Kneel down. Our Lady is coming! I have seen the flash!”
Lucia then said to Our Lady:
"What do you want of me?”
Our Lady replied:
"I am the Lady of the Rosary, I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it everyday.”
She also said:
"I would like a chapel built here in my honor.”
She added that:
"the war will end soon" and that the soldiers would not be long in returning to their homes.
As Our Lady was about to leave, she pointed to the sun.

Lucia cried out:

"Look at the sun!”
The rain had stopped and the black clouds parted and the sun began to whirl in the sky, scattering rays of multicolored light and lighting up the entire countryside. The sun whirled for three minutes, stopped and, then, resumed again a second and third time lasting a total of twelve minutes. The sun spun faster each time and at the end seemed to tear itself from the sky and began plunging to earth.

The crowd was on their knees, terrified, asking pardon for their sins fearing that the end of the world was at hand. At the last moment the sun halted its descent and returned to its normal position.

The Miracle of the Sun ended with the rain soaked earth and people's clothes now being completely dry.

There were many reported healings. The miracle was seen over a 600 square mile area.

The Portugal newspaper reporters gave long and detailed accounts, but newspapers in most other countries ignored the story.

As the crowd was witnessing the Miracle of the Sun, the three children saw visions of the Holy Family, Jesus, Joseph and Mary. They also saw Our Lord carrying His cross with His Mother, Our Lady of Sorrows. Lucia also saw Our Lady of Mount Carmel who signifies the triumph over suffering.

After the Miracle of the Sun

December, 1918:

In December of 1918, Francisco became sick with Spanish influenza. Soon afterwards, Jacinta also became ill with influenza and later pleurisy. Francisco willingly accepted his suffering and offered it for the conversion of lost souls.

Friday, April 4, 1919:

Francisco died on Friday, April 4, 1919. He had grown so much spiritually since the first apparition.

1919:


Jacinta Marto

Jacinta also willingly accepted her suffering. She still vividly remembered the suffering souls in Hell in the vision of July 13, 1917 and was willing to endure much suffering to save souls. Jacinta's health deteriorated throughout 1919. At the end of 1919, Jacinta was moved to a hospital in Lisbon.

Friday, February 20, 1920:

Jacinta died in Lisbon on Friday, February 20, 1920.

1921:

In 1921 Lucia left Fatima to attend a convent school in Vilar were she could grow up as a normal child, insulated from all the attention created by the apparitions.

1925:
 

Sister Lucia as a Dorothean Nun
In 1925 Lucia entered the Order of Saint Dorothy at Tuy, Spain.
 


Sister Lucia as a Carmelite Nun

Sister Lucia later entered the Carmelite Order
and remained in Tuy most of the time until her death.

Additional Visions of Jacinta

December, 1919 through February, 1920:

Our Lady appeared to Jacinta several times between December 1919 and February 1920. Our Lady told her many things including:

"The sins of the world are very great ... If men only knew what eternity is, they would do everything in their power to change their lives.”

"You must pray much for sinners and Priests and Religious.”

"Priests must be pure, very pure. They should not busy themselves with anything except what concerns the Church and souls. The disobedience of Priests and Religious to their Superiors and to the Holy Father gravely displeases Our Lord.”

"Fly from riches and luxury; love poverty and silence; have charity, even for bad people.”

"More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.”

"Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much.”

"The Mother of God wants more virgin souls bound by the vow of chastity.”

"Woe to women wanting in modesty.”

"Confession is a Sacrament of mercy and we must confess with joy and trust.”

"Many marriages are not of God and do not please Our Lord.”

"Let men avoid greed, lies, envy, blasphemy, impurity.”

"Never speak ill of anyone. Never complain or murmur. Be very patient, for patience leads us to Heaven.”

"Our Lady can no longer hold back the arm of her Divine Son which will strike the world. If people amend their lives, Our Lord will even now save the world, but if they do not, punishment will come.”

"If the government of a country leaves the Church in peace and gives liberty to our Holy Religion, it will be Blessed by God.”

"Tell everybody that God gives Graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask Graces from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her.”

Jacinta
1935:

In 1935 Jacinta's body was exhumed it was found to be incorrupt
in the tomb after fifteen years of being buried in quicklime.

Additional Visions of Sister Lucia


Thursday, December 10, 1925:

The Blessed Mother and the Christ Child appeared to Lucia in the convent chapel.

The Christ Child spoke first:

"Have compassion on the heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.”
Our Lady then said:
"Look my daughter, at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me and say that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”
Monday, February 15, 1926:

While Lucia was attending to her daily chores, the Child Jesus appeared and said:

"And have you spread through the world what our heavenly Mother requested of you?”
Lucia replied:
"My Jesus, You know very well what my confessor said to me in the letter I read to You. He told me that it was necessary for this vision to be repeated, for further happenings to prove its credibility, and he added that Mother Superior, on her own, could do nothing to propagate this devotion.”
Jesus replied:
"It is true that your Superior alone can do nothing, but with My Grace she can do all. It is enough that your Confessor gives you permission and that your Superior speaks of it, for it to be believed, even without people knowing to whom it has been revealed.”
Lucia replied:
"But my confessor said in the letter that this devotion is not lacking in the world, because there are many souls who receive You on the First Saturdays, in honor of Our Lady and of the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary.”
Jesus replied:
"It is true My daughter, that many souls begin the First Saturdays, but few finish them, and those who do complete them do so in order to receive the Graces that are promised thereby. It would please Me more if they did Five with fervor and with the intention of making reparation to the Heart of your heavenly Mother, than if they did Fifteen, in a tepid and indifferent manner....”
Lucia placed before Jesus the difficulty that some people had about confessing on Saturdays, and asked that if it might be valid to go to confession within eight days.

Jesus replied:

"Yes, and it could be longer still, provided that, when they receive Me, they are in the State of Grace and have the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
Lucia asked:
"My Jesus, what about those who forget to make this intention?”
Jesus replied:
"They can do so at their next Confession, taking advantage of the first opportunity to go to Confession.”
Saturday, December 17, 1927:

In prayer at Pontevedra, Spain, Lucia asked Jesus for direction concerning revealing the Secrets of Our Lady's apparitions, particularly the Thursday, December 10, 1925 apparition concerning the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

By means of an inner locution, Jesus told her:

"My daughter, write what they... [her Spiritual Directors] ... ask of you. Write also all that the most holy Virgin revealed to you in the Apparition in which she spoke of this devotion. As for the remainder of the Secret, continue to keep silence.”
Thursday, June 13, 1929:

While in prayer in the Chapel, Lucia had a very powerful and enlightening vision of the Most Holy Trinity. Our Lady of Fatima was part of that vision.

Lucia wrote of this vision:

"Suddenly the whole Chapel was illuminated by a supernatural light, and above the Altar appeared a cross of light, reaching to the ceiling. In a brighter light on the upper part of the cross, could be seen the face of a man and his body as far as the waist; upon his breast was a dove of light; nailed to the cross was the body of another man. A little below the waist, I could see a chalice and a large host suspended in the air, on to which drops of blood were failing from the face of Jesus Crucified and from the wound in His side. These drops ran down on to the host and fell into the chalice. Beneath the right arm of the cross was Our Lady and in her hand was her Immaculate Heart.

[It was Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in her left hand, without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames].

Under the left arm of the cross, large letters, as if of crystal clear water which ran down upon the alter, formed the words; "Grace and Mercy."

Lucia further wrote:
"I understood that it was the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity which was shown to me, and I received insights about this mystery which I am not permitted to reveal.”
Our Lady then said:
"The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the Bishops of the world, to make the Consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. There are so many souls whom the Justice of God condemns for sins committed against me, that I have come to ask reparation: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”
Our Lord later said:
"They did not wish to heed My request. Like the King of France, they will regret it and then do it, but it will be late. Russia will already have spread her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions against the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer.”
Undated, 1933:

Our Lord communicated to Lucia that He was displeased that His requests had not been attended to.

Undated but prior to Monday, May 18, 1936:

In response to Lucia's question as to why He would not convert Russia without the Holy Father making the Consecration, Our Lord replied:

"Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that Consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary so that it may extend its cult later on and put the devotion of the Immaculate Heart besides the devotion to My Sacred Heart.”
Lucia answered:
"But my God, the Holy Father probably will not believe me unless You Yourself move him with a special inspiration.”
Our Lord answered:
"The Holy Father, pray much for the Holy Father. He will do it, but it will be late. Nevertheless, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will save Russia. It has been entrusted to her.”

Additional Data Since 1950

Monday, April 30, 1951:

On Monday, April 30, 1951, at Jacinta's second exhumation,
her body was still found to be incorrupt.
Even her face was found to be incorrupt both times.

Sunday, February 13, 2005:

First Sunday in Lent.  Sister Lucia dos Santos, the lone surviving seer of Fatima, died in her Carmelite Convent in Coimbra, Portugal on Sunday, February 13, 2005.
 

Controversy

It should be noted that there is a controversy concerning Sister Lucia dos Santos, as to whether or not she either died or was killed at some unknown time in the past.

There are a number of reasons for this controvery complete with some actual photographic evidence.



Our Lady of Fatima's Promise of Protection


Our Lady of Fatima's Promise of Protection
Prophecized by the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima
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Pilgrim Virgin Statue
of Our Lady of Fatima


The Miracle of the Sun

2 Photographs of the Crowd
Taken During the Actual Miracle of the Sun


Miracle of the Sun
Noon, Solar Time
Fatima, Portugal
Saturday, October 13, 1917
Witnessed by a Crowd of Over 75,000 People
Including Catholics and Non-Catholics

On Saturday, October 13, 1917 the great Miracle of the Sun happened at Fatima, Portugal, when our Blessed Mother appeared for the last time to the 3 children. After the sun began spinning around and giving off different colors of light, it started to plunge towards the earth, evoking panic and screams from the crowd of about 75,000 terrified people.

After a short time, the sun returned to its place and everything was normal. But everyone's wet clothing from the earlier drenching rain was dry and clean and in place of the muddy ground, there was dry ground.

This plunging of the sun to the earth was a symbol of a nuclear bomb or something similar, e.g. a piece of a meteor or pieces of a comet, etc.

But just as Our Lady of Fatima protected the approximately 75,000 people at Fatima, so also she will do the same for everyone who fulfills God's Peace Plan she revealed at Fatima!

Our Lady of Fatima proved it at Hiroshima when those four Jesuit Priests, whose Rectory was only eight blocks from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb, not only survived (along most of their Rectory intact), at least one of them was tested over 200 times by doctors and found to never have suffered from radiation poisoning!

People today want to know where there is a "safe place" to which to move themselves and their family?

The reality is that no place is safe because any place on earth can be hit with a nuclear bomb delivered by a missile of some kind.

So also, any place on earth can be hit from wayward objects from outer space, whether a meteor, a comet, etc.

Ultimately, the only real protection can be found by obeying God, and, especially for Catholics, following  God's Peace Plan which Our Lady of Fatima made known in 1917.

One of the four Jesuit Priests from Hiroshima who went around the United States giving talks about his experiences claimed that he felt the reason why the four of them were spared was because they were living God's Peace Plan!

A word to the wise is sufficient!

 



God's Peace Plan


God's Peace Plan From Heaven
Which Our Lady of Fatima
Gave to All Catholics



1. Penance

This means that all people must amend their lives, give up their easy lives of sin, ask pardon for their sins, receive the Sacrament of Penance, say some extra prayers for the conversion of sinners, and make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, so grievously offended by the sins of mankind.



2. Reparation

This means:
    1) offering up your daily tasks as a sacrifice in reparation to atone for our sins;

    2) fulfilling our daily duties and responsibilities to the best of our abilities;

    3) accepting the responsibilities of our state in life;

    4) obeying the Ten Commandments of God.

    5) obeying the Precepts of the Catholic Church.



    3. Daily Recitation of the Traditional
    Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    This is the 5 decade Rosary.
    The full 15 decade Rosary is not necessary
    for this requirement, but made be said from personal devotion.

The Rosary is like a sword or a weapon which the Holy Theotokos, the Mother of God, the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, can use to cut down heresy and the forces of evil. It is most powerful and many times it has saved the world from situations as bad as, if not worse than, the ones facing us today.

By the devout recitation of the Holy Rosary, the Queen of the Holy Rosary has obtained a number of famous victories, e.g. at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 A.D. when she was victorious over the Mohammadans, a.k.a. Moslem terrorists, a.k.a. Islamic terrorists, who were once more invading Western Europe and trying to conquer all of Western Eurpope on which to impose their blood-thirsty religion of paganism!



4. Consecration to
The Immaculate Heart of Mary

There are two parts to this Consecration.


PART ONE:
Continually Wearing the Brown Scapular
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The first part consists in continually wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (except for bathing or showering or swimming or anything similar).

The cloth scapular is preferred to the medal.  When wearing the brown cloth scapular, always physically wear it over the shoulders because it is the miniature form of the full habit-size Brown Scapular traditionally worn by the members of the Carmelite Order.  Do NOT merely carry it in your pocket, billfold, purse, etc.

In addition to physically wearing it, it is also suggested to put on in your vehicle to protect you from accidents and injuries.

It is also recommended to put one on your front door to protect your house or condo or apartment from thieves, from fire, from flood, etc.



PART TWO:
Make an Act of Personal Consecration
to the Heart of Mary on the First Saturdays.

The second part consists in the recitation, on these same Five Consecutive First Saturdays, of an Act of Personal Consecration to the Heart of Mary.

For your convenience, We offer you the following Consecration:


Personal Consecration to the
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary



Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, dwelling pure and holy, cover my soul with thy maternal protection so that being ever faithful to the voice of Jesus, it responds to His love and obeys His Divine Will. I wish, O my Mother, to keep unceasingly before me thy co-redemption in order to live intimately with thy Heart which is totally united to the Heart of thy Divine Son. Fasten me to this Heart by thy own virtues and sorrows. Protect me always. Mother, Behold Thy Son/Daughter.  Amen.



5. Making the Five First Saturdays

This devotion consists in:

1. Receiving the Sacrament of Penance within 8 days before or after receiving the Holy Eucharist on Five Consecutive First Saturdays.

2. Receiving the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist on these same Five Consecutive First Saturdays.

3. Saying 5 decades of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary on these same Five Consecutive First Saturdays.

4. Meditating for 15 minutes with Our Lady on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary on these same Five Consecutive First Saturdays.

A Sermon of whatever length can take the place of this Meditation on either one or all of these same Five Consecutive First Saturdays.



The Great Promise
of Our Lady of Fatima
to Those Who Make
the Five First Saturdays

"I promise to help at the hour of death, with the Graces needed for salvation, whoever on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, shall:
1. Confess;

2. And receive Communion;

3. Recite five decades of the Rosary;

4. And keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me."

Note that the reception of the Sacrament of Penance may be made eight days before or after the reception of the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist which must be received on each of the Five Consecutive First Saturdays. A Sermon, of any length, may take the place of the 15 minutes of meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary. It is well worth the effort involved to make the Five First Saturdays, and do so frequently, because Our Lady promised that she will assist those who do these things at the hour of death with the Graces necessary for salvation!


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Fast Facts About Fatima



1. WHAT IS THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA?

The Message of Fatima consists of a number of precise predictions, requests, warnings and promises concerning the Faith and the world which were conveyed by the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children--Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco--in a series of apparitions at Fatima, Portugal from Sunday, May 13, 1917 to Saturday, October 13, 1917.


2. WHY SHOULD I BELIEVE THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA?

You should believe the Message of Fatima because:

(1) It was confirmed by an unprecedented public miracle, the Miracle of the Sun, which occurred at precisely the moment Lucia said it would. More than 70,000 people, including Freemasons, Communists, Modernist Heretics, and Atheists, saw the sun, contrary to all cosmic laws, twirl in the sky, throw off colors and descend to earth. The event was reported in newspapers around the world, including the New York Times.


Roman Catholic Pope Pius XII
Eugenio Pacelli
[Thursday, March 2, 1939 - Thursday, October 9, 1958]
Giving Recognition to the
Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
Inside Saint Peter's Basilica, October 31, 1950

(2) All of the Popes since the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima have recognized that the Message is authentic. Several Popes have gone to Fatima in person, including Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. John Paul II said at Fatima in 1982 that "the Message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church."

(3) Many other miracles have been performed by God authenticating the Fatima Message as coming from Him, not only at the time of the Miracle of the Sun, Saturday, October 13, 1917, but down the years to the present time, which includes miracles of conversions and physical cures which science cannot explain by natural means.

(4) The Message of Fatima accurately predicted world events in advance, which proves that it is a true prophecy.


3. WHAT DID THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA PREDICT?

In 1917, the Message of Fatima accurately predicted all of the following events which came to pass:

World War I Ended
Monday, November 11, 1918

1) the end of World War I;


Over 100,000 Priests, Monks and Nuns were Executed
On Orders of
Russian Communist Butcher
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
[December 18, 1878 - March 5, 1953]
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All 10 Catholic Bishops of the Ukraine
Were Sent to Forced Labor Camps in Siberia
On Orders of
Russian Communist Butcher
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
Only Patriarch Kyr Josyf Cardinal Slipyj Survived
To Eventually Be Shipped to Rome
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7 Million Catholic Ukrainians Died of Starvation
As a Result of the Policies of the
Russian Communist Butcher
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
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The Cold War
Cuban Communist Leader Fidel Castro and
Russian Communist Leader Nikita Khrushcev

Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.
(Nikita Khrushcev said this to Western ambassadors at a reception
at the Polish embassy in Moscow, Russia on November 18, 1956.)
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Russian Communist Troops
Invaded Hungary in October, 1956

2) the emergence of Russia as a world power which would "spread its errors (including Communism) throughout the world ... raising up wars and persecutions against the Church";


Pope Pius XI
Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti
[Monday, February 6, 1922 - Friday, February 10, 1939]

3) the election of a Pope who would be named Pius XI;


WWII Began
Friday, September 1, 1939

4) the waging of a second World War following a strange light in the night sky.

The Message of Fatima also predicted that if the requests of Our Lady of Fatima are ignored, many souls will go to Hell for all eternity.  In addition, "the Holy Father will have much to suffer", there will be further wars and persecutions of the Church and "various nations will be annihilated."


Various Nations Will Be Annihilated
(Our Lady of Fatima Prophecy)

The annihilation of nations predicted at Fatima has not yet occurred, but many fear that it will soon happen, given the growing immorality and corruption of the world.


4. WHAT DOES THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA REQUEST?

Our Lady of Fatima told the three children that God desired to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady of Fatima said that many souls would be saved from Hell and the annihilation of nations averted if, in time, devotion to Her Immaculate Heart was established principally by these two means:



Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

1) The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope together with ALL of the Catholic Bishops of the world in a solemn public ceremony.

2) The practices, already explained in detail above, which constitute God's Peace Plan:

1) Penance
2) Reparation
3) Daily Recitation of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary
4) Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
5) Making the Five First Saturdays

5. HAVE THESE REQUESTS
OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA BEEN HONORED?
No, not entirely. A number of the Faithful practice the "First Saturday" devotion, but Russia has yet to be Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a solemn public ceremony conducted by the Pope together with all of the Catholic Bishops throughout the world.  This has not yet happened for various reasons.

In 1982 the last surviving Fatima seer, Sister Lucia, who, before her death, had been a cloistered Carmelite Nun living in Coimbra, Portugal, was asked if the attempted Consecration by Pope John Paul II had sufficed? She replied that it DID NOT suffice, because Russia was not mentioned and the world's bishops had not participated.

Another attempted consecration in 1984 likewise did not mention Russia or involve the participation of many of the world's bishops.

Sister Lucia stated immediately afterwards that this consecration, too, had failed to meet Our Lady's requirements.


6. OF WHAT DOES THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA WARN?

It warns that if the requests of Our Lady of Fatima for the Consecration of Russia, and God's Peace Plan - which includes the First Saturday devotions, are not done, the Roman Catholic Church will be persecuted, there will be other major wars - according to one source which claims to have a copy of the Third Secret - World War III, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be totally annihilated! Many nations will be enslaved by Russian militant Zionist - Communist - Atheists. Most importantly, many souls will go to Hell for all eternity!  Part of the Secret of July 13, 1917 was the three children seeing souls falling into Hell in huge, massive numbers - similar to the leaves falling off of trees in the Fall of the year!


7. WHAT DOES THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA PROMISE?



Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

 
The Message of Fatima promises that if the requests of Our Lady of Fatima are fulfilled:
"My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will Consecrate Russia to Me, which then will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world."

8. ISN'T IT TRUE THAT THE CONSECRATION
OF RUSSIA WAS DONE IN 1984
AND THAT THE "FALL OF COMMUNISM"
PROVES THAT THE CONSECRATION WAS EFFECTIVE
AND THAT RUSSIA IS NOW CONVERTING?
NO!!  It is NOT true! We know it is not true because:
1) On March 25, 1984, after the consecration of the world, Pope John Paul II said twice that Our Lady of Fatima's request for the Consecration of Russia was NOT done.  One is left to wonder and to ask:  WHY NOT???

2) Soon after the attempted Consecration of 1984, which did not mention Russia or involve the participation of the world's bishops, Sister Lucia stated it was insufficient because it did not meet the requirements specified to her by Our Lady.

3) Since 1984 the moral and spiritual state of the world has obviously grown far worse.

1.  Consider how many millions and millions of unborn babies have been aborted.

2.  How many wars have broken out all over the world?

3.  How many so-called "mercy-killings" of those terminally ill and of the elderly have happened?

4)  In Russia itself a new law has just been passed which discriminates against the Roman Catholic Church and in favor of Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and the Orthodox churches which forcibly occupied Catholic parishes under the Communists. Such diabolical acts of the re-birth of Communism in Russia makes it very clear that Russia has not converted to the Catholic Faith as Our Lady of Fatima promised would happen IF Her request was fulfilled.

5) There have been very few conversions to Catholicism in Russia over the past fourteen years. In all of Russia today there are only 300,000 Catholics--much less than one percent of the Russian population. By comparison, after Our Lady appeared at Guadalupe, Mexico in the 16th Century, more than 7 million Mexicans converted from paganism to the Catholic Faith within nine years and Mexico became a Catholic country!


9. WHY IS THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA
IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY FAMILY?

The Message of Fatima is important to you and to your family because it involves the salvation of souls - most especially the salvation of your soul and the souls of every member of your family, peace in the United States and throughout the world.


RED DAWN

But, IF the requests of Our Lady of Fatima are NOT fulfilled, the consequences include, but are not limited to, the annihilation of various nations and the enslavement of all mankind under militant Communist Atheists of Russia - maybe you should watch RED DAWN again - about the military take-over of the U.S.A. by Communist Russian Military???!!!



10. BUT ISN'T THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA
JUST A PRIVATE REVELATION
WHICH NO CATHOLIC IS REQUIRED TO BELIEVE
DE FIDE - OF FAITH?

NO!  It is not just a private revelation.

On the contrary, it is a public-prophetic revelation given by the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.

But, it is not to be confused with "Revelation" per se, or, as it is also called, The Deposit of the Faith, which ended with the death of the last Apostle, Saint John at Ephesus in about 101 A.D.

Rather, public-prophetic revelations must not be despised.

The Virgin Mary's prophecy was confirmed by a public miracle and authenticated by a whole list of 20th Century Roman Catholic Popes.

Also, many of its predictions have come true - while others await the "fullness of time".

Therefore, while belief in the Message of Fatima may not strictly be required of Catholics as an article of faith, one would be very foolish to disregard such an obviously authentic message from Heaven.

Remember, God the Holy Ghost teaches all of us through the pen of His inspired writer, Saint Paul:


Saint Paul, Apostle and Martyr

"Despise not prophecies, but prove all things; hold fast to that which is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21)
The prophecy of Fatima has been proven worthy of belief. We should not despise it, but rather hold fast to what Our Lady told us at Fatima.  Failure to do so will result in the nightmare of Hell on earth!


11. WHY WE BELIEVE THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA

We believe the four major points above of the "Why Should I Believe the Message of Fatima?" which are, by way of summary:

1) The Message of Fatima was confirmed by an unprecedented public miracle, the Miracle of the Sun.

2) All of the Popes since the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima have recognized that the Message is authentic.

3) Many other miracles have been performed by God authenticating the Fatima Message as coming from Him.

4) The Message of Fatima accurately predicted world events in advance, which proves that it is a true prophecy.

In addition, We also believe the Message of Fatima because:

1. The three seers of Fatima, Lucia dos Santos, age 10, and her two cousins, Francisco Marto age 9, and his Sister, Jacinta Marto, age 7, were closely watched and questioned because of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  Priests, villagers, and the parents of the children questioned them over and over again, and their accounts of the Apparitions did not change.

2.  On the day of the scheduled Apparition of August 13, 1917 the mayor, an atheist, kidnaped the three children and put them in jail.  He threatened to boil them in oil if they would not reveal the secret Our Lady gave them, but they would not tell him.

The prefect took Jacinta away. A few moments later he came back, told them that Jacinta was dead, and asked the other two if they would change what they had said. They would not.

Then Francisco was taken away. Some time later, the mayor returned after claiming that Francisco had been “killed”.

He again asked Lucy if she would deny what she saw. Again she refused.

The bottom line is this:  Even under threat of this terrible death, the three children did not give in to the demands of the mayor.

Later, for fear of the crowd, he let the children go free.

Therefore, this is another reason we are compelled to believe in Fatima because the children were reliable witnesses. They withstood threats of death. They proved that what they saw and heard was real.

3. They led very holy lives - so holy that Jacinta's body was found to be incorrupt in the tomb after fifteen years of being buried in quicklime.

Then on April 30, 1951, at Jacinta's second exhumation, her body was still found to be incorrupt. Even her face was found to be incorrupt both times.

4.  Some of the 70,000 witnesses, who saw the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, lived for many years.  They were able to bear witness to the miracle of Fatima. It was seen by devout persons and skeptics. The skeptics came away converted and helped to publish the news.

5.  The Roman Catholic Church investigators looked into all questions, even that of mass hysteria, but that too was ruled out after one of the most thorough investigations into matters of this kind in the entire history of the Church.

6.  People a few miles away from the main mass of people saw it too, and they could not have been influenced by mass hysteria.

7.  The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima happened to prove to the world that the Message of Fatima is to be taken seriously and that it is from God.

8.  Roman Catholic Popes, as authorities and worthy of belief, who firmly testify in favor of Fatima.  Here is what they have said:

“The time for doubting Fatima is past. It is now time for action” Pope Pius XII.

“Fatima is the center of all Christian hopes” 2nd Pope John 23rd.

Pope Paul 6 sent a Golden Rose to Fatima on May 13, 1965, and on the inscription, he entrusted the whole Church to the care of Our Lady.  In a special ceremony, he also Blessed statues of the Pilgrim Virgin of Our Lady of Fatima for many countries.

9.  The conclusion is this:  The evidence that God has spoken to us through Our Lady at Fatima is overwhelming. Therefore, IF we still cannot acknowledge Fatima, we either:  a) do not understood the evidence; or, b) we lack natural faith and should pray to God for it.




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WHY Should YOU Follow
God's Peace Plan From Heaven
Which Our Lady of Fatima
Gave to All Catholics?

Because Father Schiffer, S.J., R.I.P., and three other Jesuit Priests, survived the nuclear bomb blast at Hiroshima by following God's Peace Plan!
 

Four Jesuit priests survived the searing hurricane of blast and gamma rays during the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.  They were in a rectory only 8 blocks from the blinding center of the nuclear flash. Although everyone within a mile radius perished, all survived and they attribute their survival to the Rosary and living the Fatima message.

At 2:45 a.m.  on August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber took off from the island of Tinian to drop the first atomic bomb on Japan.  At 8:15 a.m. the bomb exploded eight city blocks from the Jesuit Church of Our Lady's Assumption in Hiroshima.  Half a million people were annihilated.  However, the church and four Jesuit Priests stationed there survived (Father Hugo Lassalle, Father Kleinsorge, Father Cieslik and Father Schiffer.

According to the experts they "ought to be dead," being within less than a one-mile radius of the explosion!  Nine days later on August 15, Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, U.S.  forces were ordered to cease fire.

This is the incredible story of
the late Father Hubert Schiffer, as retold by a Priest who met him:

I met Fr.  Schiffer in the late 70s at the Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan, as he was going to give a talk for the Blue Army Novena/Triduum.  As I chauffeured him around he told me stories of his life, especially of the atomic explosion at Hiroshima.

On the morning of August 6, 1945, he had just finished Mass, went into the rectory and sat down at the breakfast table, and had just sliced a grapefruit, and had just put his spoon into the grapefruit when there was a bright flash of light.  His first thought was that it was an explosion in the harbor (this was a major port where the Japanese refueled their submarines.)

Then, in the words of Father Hubert Schiffer, S.J.:

"Suddenly, a terrific explosion filled the air with one bursting thunder stroke.  An invisible force lifted me from the chair, hurled me through the air, shook me, battered me, whirled me 'round and 'round like a leaf in a gust of autumn wind."
The next thing he remembered, he opened his eyes and he was laying on the ground.  He looked around and there was NOTHING in any direction: the railroad station and buildings in all directions were leveled to the ground.

The only physical harm to himself was that he could feel a few pieces of glass in the back of his neck.  As far as he could tell, there was nothing else physically wrong with himself.  Many thousands were killed or maimed by the explosion.  After the conquest of the Americans, their army doctors and scientists explained to him that his body would begin to deteriorate because of the radiation.  Many of the Japanese people had blisters and sores from the radiation.

But, to the doctors' amazement, Fr.  Schiffer's body contained no radiation or ill-effects from the bomb.  Fr.  Schiffer attributes this to devotion to the Blessed Mother, and his daily Fatima Rosary.  He feels that he received a protective shield from the Blessed Mother which protected him from all radiation and ill-effects.

(This coincides with the bombing of Nagasaki where St. Maximilian Kolbe had established a Franciscan Friary which was also unharmed because of special protection from the Blessed Mother, as the Brothers too prayed the daily Rosary and also had no effects from the bomb.)

Text of the “Extract” of the Third Secret of Fatima
Sent to President Kennedy and to Other World Leaders
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Photo of a Pilgrim Virgin Statue
of Our Lady of Fatima

Introduction


 
The Miracle of the Sun on Saturday, October 13, 1917, witnessed by over 70,000 people, including atheists, gave the seal of authenticity to the entire Fatima messages and secret prophecies.

Beginning on Sunday, May 13, 1917, our Blessed Mother appeared once a month for six months at Fatima, Portugal, to three young children: Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. During her visit on Friday, July 13, Mary gave a Secret to the three children. It is divided into three parts.

The First Part of the Secret is the vision of Hell which the children saw.

The Second Part of the Secret is a prophetic message about the end of World War I and a conditional  prophecy about the beginning of World War II.

The first two parts of the Secret were revealed years ago. But until Monday, June 26, 2000, the Vatican had never “officially” revealed the Third Secret of Fatima. You will find it to be very interesting, to say the least, to compare the "Extract" which the Vatican "unofficially" released to world leaders in 1960 with the supposed "official full text" they claim to have revealed on Monday, June 26, 2000. It is obvious that these two versions are different from each other!

Please keep in mind that both the Second and Third Parts of the Secret were actual prophecies at the time the Blessed Virgin Mary revealed them on Friday, July 13, 1917.

How many of you remember the great anticipation Roman Catholics had in 1960 waiting for 2nd Pope John 23rd, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli [Tuesday, October 28, 1958 - Monday, June 3, 1963], to release the full text of the Third Secret of Fatima?  There was also great disappointment that it was not released.

The Office of the Vatican Secretariat of State secretly, albeit "unofficially", released an “Extract” of the Third Secret of Fatima in October, 1960, in the form in which you find it below, to the diplomatic services in Washington, D.C., London, England, and Moscow, Russia.

This “Extract” of the Third Secret of Fatima was also sent personally to United States President John F. Kennedy, Great Britain Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, and Russian Party Chairman Nikita Khrushchev, so as to let all three of them study it in private.

Louis Emrich obtained a copy of this "Extract" of the Third Secret of Fatima in 1963, apparently from the Office of the Vatican Secretariat of State, although some claim it was personally given to him by Cardinal Ottaviani.  Louis Emrich was a "contact" for the German newspaper Neues Europa.

Louis Emrich gave a copy of this “Extract” of the Third Secret of Fatima to the German newspaper Neues Europa of Stuttgart, Germany which published it. Shortly afterwards, it was quoted by the French newspaper Le Monde et La Vie of Paris, France.


Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani
[b. at Rome, Italy, Wednesday, October 29, 1890
d. at Rome, Italy, Friday, August 3, 1979]

 
Cardinal Ottaviani, Pro-Prefect of the Holy Office, asked Sister Lucia, in person, about the Third Secret of Fatima, on Tuesday, May 17, 1955.

“The message was not to be opened before 1960. I asked Sister Lucy, ‘Why this date?’ She answered, ‘Because then it will seem clearer.’” (Cardinal Ottaviani during a Conference in 1967.)

When Cardinal Ottaviani was asked whether the Neues Europa "Extract" of the 3rd Secret of Fatima should be published, the Cardinal, who had read the Third Secret, and who was usually indifferent to most apparitions, surprisingly and excitedly exclaimed very emphatically allegedly said:

"Publish 10,000 copies! Publish 20,000 copies! Publish 30,000 copies!"


Even though the full text of the Third Secret of Fatima was not released in 1960, at least an “Extract” of it was released to world leaders in 1960!


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The Preface to the "Extract" of
the Third Secret of Fatima
Printed in Le Monde et La Vie of Paris, France

A WARNING TO THE WORLD

Our readers know that, at the specific request of Lucia, the young visionary, one part of this Secret was not to be revealed until 1960, and that in 1960, John XXIII, contrary to expectations, thought it advisable not to reveal it to the world. Why?

At the moment, at any rate, it was impossible to answer this question. On the 15th of October [1963], however, the newspaper Neues Europa, of Stuttgart, Germany, published a survey which we [Le Monde et La Vie] reproduce here under in its entirety.

In Neues Europa of 1st October, 1963, we had already announced to our readers the publication of the following survey: Our [contact], Louis Emrich, has been able to obtain information of the greatest interest about the third part of the 1960 message of Fatima. We are in a position to inform our readers of the contents of the third message of Fatima in Extract from, namely, in which it was presented to the diplomats of Washington, London and Moscow."

What Neues Europa had already foretold in 1956-1958, namely that during the years 1963-1965, treaties of world-wide importance would be concluded between the Anglo-Saxon countries and the Soviet Union. This treaty has become a reality with the agreement of 6th August, 1963 at Moscow, to cease all further atomic experiments in the air, on land, or under water. On that day, more than ninety governments signed the agreement."

The Message [Of Fatima] Impressed Diplomatic Circles in Moscow

What is less known is the fact that the Moscow agreement was a happy result, not only of world diplomacy, but of Vatican diplomacy. This was, in fact, the first time in recent history of mankind that, when concluding a political agreement of world importance, essential factors arising from religious matters were taken into account.

Pope Paul VI allowed not only Kennedy, but also Khrushchev, to read certain parts of the third message of Fatima which the Mother of God had revealed on the 13th of October, 1917 [Editor's Note:  The actual date was July 13, 1917.], to the little Portuguese visionary, Lucia. This message is so vital that it deeply impressed the parties concerned in concluding the Moscow agreement.

[Our contact], Louis Emrich, did all he could do to lay his hands on the original text of the third message of Fatima, but his efforts were in vain. The Vatican has taken steps to ensure that, until further notice, the full document will remain a papal secret.

On the other hand, today we are able to give readers of Neues Europa in all countries the exact words of the content of the third message of Fatima in the form presented to the diplomatic service in Washington, London and Moscow.

This Extract from the third message of Fatima was also sent personally to President Kennedy, Prime Minister MacMillan, and Party Chairman Khrushchev, so as to let them study it in private.

This Fatima text played an important part in the signing of the Anglo-American-Russian Moscow agreement.

The directors of the two blocs of world policy were overwhelmed by its contents, just as Pope Pius XII, Pope John XXIII, and Pope Paul VI had previously been. According to gossip filtering from diplomatic circles, the signing of the agreement preventing all further atomic bomb tests was to a great extent the result of the deep impression created by the Extract from the third secret message of Fatima on the diplomatic circles concerned in Washington, London and Moscow. Although this document is not the exact original text of the message of Fatima, as revealed on the 13th of October, 1917 [Editor's Note:  The actual date was July 13, 1917.], by the Mother of God to the little visionary, Lucia, it contains the essential points of the original. It says: .......

Editor's Note:

Here the "Extract" of the Third Fatima Secret is printed.

For purposes of clarity, we have arbitrarily numbered each paragraph.

In addition, those people and things to which Our Lady of Fatima made direct reference, but without mentioning names and without explicitly stating to what she was referring, are put into brackets [like this].  Also, to avoid confusion, these "Editor's Notes", clarifications, etc., will be made in blue.

But first, you must realize the importance of the Third Secret of Fatima.

The German newspaper said: "This Fatima text played an important part in the signing of the  Anglo - American - Russian Moscow agreement."

It claimed that: "This Extract from the third message of Fatima was sent to President Kennedy, Prime Minister MacMillan and Party Chairman Khrushchev, so as to let them study it in private." It also said that "the Vatican has taken steps to ensure that, until further notice, the full document will remain a papal secret."

The reasonable question is this: is the official source reliable on which the German newspaper depended upon to guarantee the authenticity of the Third Secret of Fatima?

First, Neues Europa is not a tabloid newspaper. Historically, it has been a serious source of news and its readers would not have tolerated being mislead.

Second, how could such a well-respected newspaper claim to have received a copy of the "Extract" of the Third Secret of Fatima directly from the Vatican Secretariat of State, through Louis Emrich, a "contact" for the German newspaper, Neues Europa, if that was not true? The Vatican Secretariat of State could have easily issued an official denial. But no such denial was ever issued! Did the German newspaper receive an assurance that no denial would be issued?

Thus, it seems reasonable to conclude that the official source is reliable. So, instead of the Vatican printing the "Extract" in the Pope's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano [Roman Observer], it unofficially "leaked" the "Extract" through Louis Emrich, a "contact" for the German newspaper, Neues Europa, of Stuttgart, Germany.

End of Editor's Note


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Text of the “Extract” of the Third Secret of Fatima
First Printed by the German Newspaper
Neues Europa on October 15, 1963
Then Quoted by The French Newspaper
Le Monde et La Vie of Paris, France

TEXT AS PRINTED IN
LE MONDE ET LA VIE

THE FATIMA SECRET WORDS FROM HEAVEN

It was the 13th of October, 1917 [Editor's Note:  The actual date was July 13, 1917.]. On that day, the Holy Virgin [Mary] appeared for the last time to the little visionaries Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia at the end of a series of, in all, six apparitions. After the manifestation of the miracle of the sun at Fatima, the Mother of God revealed a special secret message to Lucia, in which she particularly stated:

The Blessed Mother's Exact Words:

1.   Don't worry, Dear Child, I am the Mother of God speaking to you and begging you to proclaim in my name the following message to the entire world....

2.  In doing this, you will meet with great hostility. But be steadfast in the faith and you will overcome this hostility. Listen, and remember well what I say to you: men must become better. They must implore the remission of the sins which they have committed and will continue to commit. You ask me for a miraculous sign so that all may understand the words in which, through you, I address mankind. This miracle you have just seen was the great miracle of the sun! Everyone has seen it - believers, and unbelievers, country and city dwellers, scholars and journalists, laymen and Priests. And now, in my name, it is proclaimed:

3.  A great punishment shall [conditionally] come to all mankind, not as yet today, nor even tomorrow, but in the second half of the Twentieth Century. What I have already made known at LaSalette through the children Melanie and Maximin, I repeat today before you. Mankind has not developed as God expected. Mankind has been sacrilegious and has trampled underfoot the [Spiritual] Gifts which were given it.

4.  There is no order in anything. Even in the highest positions, it is Satan who governs and decides how affairs are to be conducted. He will even know how to find his way to the highest positions in the Church. He will succeed in sowing confusion in the minds of the great scholars who invent arms with which half mankind can be destroyed in a few minutes."

5.  He will bring the mighty ones under his thumb and make them manufacture armament in bulk. If mankind does not refrain, I shall be forced to let fall my Son's arm. If those at the top in the world and in the Church do not oppose these acts, it is I who shall do so, and I shall pray God my Father to visit His justice on men."

6.  Then it is that God will punish men more harshly and more severely than he punished them by the flood, and the great and powerful shall perish thereby as well as the small and weak

7.  There will also come a time of the hardest trials for the [Roman Catholic] Church. Cardinals will be against Cardinals, and Bishops against Bishops [Editor's Note:  This happened at Synod Vatican 2 (Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Wednesday, December 8, 1965)]. Satan will put himself in their midst [Editor's Note:  This happened at Synod Vatican 2].  In Rome, there will also be big changes [Editor's Note:  The liturgical rites for the Mass and Sacraments were changed; Altars were replaced with tables; statues, etc. were thrown out.].  What is rotten will fall, and what will fall must not be maintained. The [Roman Catholic] Church will be darkened and the world plunged into confusion.

8.  The big, big war [World War III] will [conditionally] happen in the second half of the Twentieth Century [N.B.  The fact that it did not happen then does not automatically mean it will never happen!]. Then fire and smoke will fall from the sky and the waters of the oceans will be turned to steam - hurling their foam towards the sky; and all that is standing will be overthrown.

9.  Millions and more millions of men [women and children] will lose their lives from one hour to the next; and those who remain living at that moment will envy those who are dead. There will be tribulation wherever the eye can see and misery over all the earth and desolation in all countries.

10. The time is continually approaching, the abyss is growing wider, and there is no end. The good will die with the wicked, the big with the small, the princes of the [Roman Catholic] Church with their faithful, and the sovereigns of the world with their subjects. Satan's henchmen will then be the only sovereigns on earth.

11. This will be a time which neither King nor Emperor, Cardinal nor Bishop is expecting, but it will come, nevertheless, in accordance with my Father's plans, to punish and avenge.

12. Later, however, when those who survive all things are still alive, God and His glory will once more be invoked and will once more be served as He was not so long ago, when the world had not yet been corrupted.

13.  I call on all true imitators of my Son Jesus Christ; all true Christians and latter day Apostles. The time of times is coming and the end of all ends, if mankind is not converted and if this conversion does not come from above, from the directors of the world and the directors of the [Roman Catholic] Church. But woe, woe if this conversion does not come about and if all remains as it is, nay, if all becomes even worse.

14.  Go, my child, and proclaim it! I shall remain always by your side, to help you.

Thus the "Extract" of the Third Secret of Fatima of which Louis Emrich said:

"Once more I state that this is not the complete text of the original message as the Mother of God revealed it on the 13th of October, 1917 to the then small visionary, Lucia, now a Carmelite [nun]; but it is an Extract from the third message of Fatima as it is being circulated at present in diplomatic circles."

"I am assured that the real text of the message is harsher and more overwhelming than the Extract quoted here. However, there is a possibility of escaping from its conclusions [i.e. the prophecies are conditional], because it places the conversion of mankind before its downfall. How shall mankind decide? This question remains, before as after, open..."

Note how the contact for the German newspaper, which printed the "Extract", said he was "assured that the real text of the message is harsher and more overwhelming than the Extract quoted here" even though the newspaper claimed that this "Extract" "contains the essential points of the original".

So the printed "Extract" is a watered-down version of the "real text of the message"?!

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Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani
[b. at Rome, Italy, Wednesday, October 29, 1890
d. at Rome, Italy, Friday, August 3, 1979]

Cardinal Ottaviani, Pro-Prefect of the Holy Office, asked Sister Lucia, in person, about the Third Secret of Fatima, on Tuesday, May 17, 1955.

“The message was not to be opened before 1960. I asked Sister Lucy, ‘Why this date?’ She answered, ‘Because then it will seem clearer.’” (Cardinal Ottaviani during a Conference in 1967.)

Cardinal Ottaviani is claimed to have indicated how important it is for all Catholics to read this "Extract", as printed in Neues Europa , which is given above, because the Cardinal, who had read the Third Secret, and who was usually indifferent to most apparitions, surprisingly and excitedly exclaimed very emphatically allegedly said of this "Extract":

"Publish 10,000 copies! Publish 20,000 copies! Publish 30,000 copies!"


 
Today, it seems as if the vast majority of Catholics know nothing at all about this "Extract", most probably because their parish pastor has not informed them of it, for whatever reason?

One can claim that this "Extract" is a fake, a forgery, or whatever - IF they choose to be in denial of its contents - some of which have already actually happened!  But no one can say that God's Peace Plan, given to all Catholics by Our Lady of Fatima, is not genuine!

IF you have not read anything about it as of yet, here are the links for it:

God's Peace Plan
1. Penance

2. Reparation

3. Daily Recitation of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

4. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

5. Making the Five First Saturdays

I pray that ALL Catholics will immediately begin to follow God's Peace Plan IF they are not currently following God's Peace Plan.

IF the vast majority of Catholics do not follow God's Peace Plan, here is what will happen.  Remember, Our Lady of Fatima did warn us that, otherwise, "various nations will be annihilated" (Second Secret of Fatima):

Text of the “Extract”
Without Explanation/Commentary

Text of the “Extract” of the Third Secret of Fatima
First Printed by the German Newspaper
Neues Europa on October 15, 1963
Then Quoted by The French Newspaper
Le Monde et La Vie of Paris, France

TEXT AS PRINTED IN
LE MONDE ET LA VIE

THE FATIMA SECRET WORDS FROM HEAVEN

It was the 13th of October, 1917. On that day, the Holy Virgin appeared for the last time to the little visionaries Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia at the end of a series of, in all, six apparitions. After the manifestation of the miracle of the sun at Fatima, the Mother of God revealed a special secret message to Lucia, in which she particularly stated:

The Blessed Mother's Exact Words:

1.   Don't worry, Dear Child, I am the Mother of God speaking to you and begging you to proclaim in my name the following message to the entire world....

2.  In doing this, you will meet with great hostility. But be steadfast in the faith and you will overcome this hostility. Listen, and remember well what I say to you: men must become better. They must implore the remission of the sins which they have committed and will continue to commit. You ask me for a miraculous sign so that all may understand the words in which, through you, I address mankind. This miracle you have just seen was the great miracle of the sun! Everyone has seen it - believers, and unbelievers, country and city dwellers, scholars and journalists, laymen and Priests. And now, in my name, it is proclaimed:

3.  A great punishment shall come to all mankind, not as yet today, nor even tomorrow, but in the second half of the Twentieth Century. What I have already made known at LaSalette through the children Melanie and Maximin, I repeat today before you. Mankind has not developed as God expected. Mankind has been sacrilegious and has trampled underfoot the Gifts which were given it.

4. There is no order in anything. Even in the highest positions, it is Satan who governs and decides how affairs are to be conducted. He will even know how to find his way to the highest positions in the Church. He will succeed in sowing confusion in the minds of the great scholars who invent arms with which half mankind can be destroyed in a few minutes."

5.  He will bring the mighty ones under his thumb and make them manufacture armament in bulk. If mankind does not refrain, I shall be forced to let fall my Son's arm. If those at the top in the world and in the Church do not oppose these acts, it is I who shall do so, and I shall pray God my Father to visit His justice on men."

6.  Then it is that God will punish men more harshly and more severely than he punished them by the flood, and the great and powerful shall perish thereby as well as the small and weak.
7.  There will also come a time of the hardest trials for the Church. Cardinals will be against Cardinals, and Bishops against Bishops. Satan will put himself in their midst.  In Rome, there will also be big changes.  What is rotten will fall, and what will fall must not be maintained. The Church will be darkened and the world plunged into confusion.

8.  The big, big war will happen in the second half of the Twentieth Century. Then fire and smoke will fall from the sky and the waters of the oceans will be turned to steam - hurling their foam towards the sky; and all that is standing will be overthrown.

9.  Millions and more millions of men will lose their lives from one hour to the next; and those who remain living at that moment will envy those who are dead. There will be tribulation wherever the eye can see and misery over all the earth and desolation in all countries.

10. The time is continually approaching, the abyss is growing wider, and there is no end. The good will die with the wicked, the big with the small, the princes of theChurch with their faithful, and the sovereigns of the world with their subjects. Satan's henchmen will then be the only sovereigns on earth.

11. This will be a time which neither King nor Emperor, Cardinal nor Bishop is expecting, but it will come, nevertheless, in accordance with my Father's plans, to punish and avenge.

12. Later, however, when those who survive all things are still alive, God and His glory will once more be invoked and will once more be served as He was not so long ago, when the world had not yet been corrupted.

13.  I call on all true imitators of my Son Jesus Christ; all true Christians and latter day Apostles. The time of times is coming and the end of all ends, if mankind is not converted and if this conversion does not come from above, from the directors of the world and the directors of the Church. But woe, woe if this conversion does not come about and if all remains as it is, nay, if all becomes even worse.

14.  Go, my child, and proclaim it! I shall remain always by your side, to help you.


The Blessing
V. Sit + Nomen Domini benedictum.
R. Ex hoc nunc, et usque in saeculum.
V. Adjutorium nostrum in
Nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit cślum et terram.
V. Benedicat vos, Omnipotens Deus:
V. Pa + ter, et Fi + lius, et Spiritus + Sanctus, descendat super vos, et maneat semper.
R. Amen.
V. Blessed + be the Name of the Lord.
R. Now and for ever more.x
V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
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R. Who made Heaven and earth.
V. May Almighty God Bless thee:x
V. The Fa + ther, the + Son, and the Holy + Ghost, descend upon thee, and always remain with thee.
R. Amen.

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