Our Lady of Fatima
God's Time Limit for Us
Let's just look at the timetable that God has given us. In
Lucia was in Rianjo, a small city in northern Spain, where she went to
rest. It was August. She went to pray in the Church of Our Lady of
Guadalupe for the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal and Europe. Our
Lord spoke to her and said: "You please Me very much by praying for the
conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal and Europe. Ask it also of My
Mother." He then dictated to her two prayers.
He told Lucia to pray this prayer often:
"Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain,
Europe and the whole world." At other times He said to pray as follows:
"By Thy pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me
conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world."
Then Our Lord spoke about the Pope and the bishops and quite
about the priests. He said:
"Make it known to My ministers, given they follow the example
King of France in delaying the execution of My command (to consecrate
Russia), like him (like the King of France) they will follow him into
What is this reference to the King of France? The command, of
is the command to consecrate Russia.
Our Lord is saying to make it known to His ministers --- the
Cardinals and the bishops --- that they will follow the King of France
(the one who had his head cut off) into disgrace and chastisement.
The King of France was executed as a criminal --- not that he was a
criminal, but he was executed as if he were a criminal.
That is what we see in the vision that the Vatican released to
June 2000. We see the Pope being executed, not just being killed, but
being executed by a band of soldiers, by a firing squad. This is
what awaits the Pope and the bishops; but not just them, priests as
well, and religious and lay people.
We're All in This
We're all in this together, but it's all because the
Consecration of Russia has not been done in time.
St. Alphonsus tells us that with God, everything is measured.
himself on a passage in the Book of Wisdom. All those things are
measured as if by an eyedropper. We see that in the case of the King
of France, 100 years to the day.
And it's Our Lord, Himself, Who draws our attention to that
He says to Lucia, "Make it known to My ministers ... like the King of
France." He didn't say it precisely, but it seems He's saying to us,
like the King of France had 100 years, so the Pope has 100 years.
We are now at the 94th year. May 13, 2011 is the 94th
Our Lady's first appearance at Fatima. There is short time left.
It would have been easier to do the Consecration of Russia
as time goes on, it becomes more and more difficult to do it.
The Pope Does NOT Need
Permission to Consecrate Russia
Last year, one of our speakers, Catherine Pearson, told us
that there are six possible reasons why the Pope doesn't do the
Consecration of Russia. First of all, we should not think the Pope
doesn't know about it, because he does. Not only does he know about it,
but he wants to do it as well. I have this on the word of a Vatican
diplomat, an Archbishop, who, himself, went to Russia on a commission
from Pope Benedict. This Archbishop told me that the Pope sent a
message to the Patriarch of Moscow, asking permission to do the
consecration, and would he mind. Apparently, the Patriarch has never
properly explained to him. It's not an insult to the Russians, it's
not a curse, but rather, it's a blessing. However, the Russian
Orthodox Patriarch took this somewhat as an insult and said he would
mind. Now the Pope doesn't need to ask the permission of the Patriarch
before he does this Consecration. But since the Pope asked this
question, it needed someone to explain to the Patriarch
that it's not an insult to the Russian people, but in fact, it's a
particular grace. It's a grace I would wish for my country. It's a
grace that anybody who loves their own country would want. But it's
God's choice, it's Our Lady's choice.
After David Was
Consecrated He Was Victorious
The prophet then said, "Don't you have any more sons?" Jesse
"Yes, I have one more, he's back home taking care of the sheep." So
he said, "Bring him to me." The prophet recognized David as the one to
be consecrated. So David was consecrated and after that he went back to
taking care of the sheep.
Nothing seemed to have changed. But after David had been
God's anointed prophet, some days later the sheep were attacked by a
bear and David responded to the attack of the bear by killing him
barehanded with his knife. On another occasion, David's lamb was
attacked by a lion and David also killed the lion barehanded.
Some little time later, the giant, Goliath, stood on the
for 40 days, challenging the fighting men of Israel to fight him. If
one of King Saul's men could fight against Goliath and kill him, then
the Philistines would be their slaves; but if Goliath were to kill the
designated warrior, then they would be the slaves of the Philistines.
And so it was that God chose David and He consecrated him, and
he was consecrated, he had this special protection, he had this
special power that he didn't have before. That is why he could kill the
lion and kill the bear by himself. That is why he also was victorious
against Goliath and was able to kill him in personal combat.
The Popes Have Been
There is a great opposition to the Mother of God and to God
Himself in the world. This opposition is so powerful that even Popes
dare not speak against it. We have the word of Pope Pius XI saying
this. You can find it in his encyclical written in 1930.
Today, Popes won't even say they're afraid to speak, they just
speak about it. In 1930, Pope Pius XI took on Mussolini publicly by
publishing an encyclical, Non
abbiamo bisogno, and he went on to
publish yet another encyclical against Hitler. He didn't mind taking
on what the world considers the powerful of the world, but those that
were even more powerful people than them, he said he hardly dared to
speak against them.
And today, it's those same very powerful people --- you may
names, but you don't know their power --- it's these same people and
threats held over the head of the Pope to not do the consecration.
As Catherine Pearson pointed out, there are only six possible
for the Pope not doing the Consecration of Russia, but the first five
she effectually eliminates. I urge you to read her talk in The Fatima
Crusader Issue 96.
But, the sixth reason she gives is that the Pope has been
threatened. It's not a personal threat, it's not blackmail, it's much
worse than that. It's the kind of threat that Josyp Terelya spoke
about. Josyp Terelya was a prisoner of conscience from 1963 to 1987 in
the Soviet Gulag.
The order had come down to have him killed and so the colonel
KGB who knew of this order didn't mind telling Josyp something that
was a secret. Now, Terelya lived to tell the story.
Chernobyl No Accident
The great accident of Chernobyl took place in 1986. In 1987,
before his release, this KGB colonel told him:
"Chernobyl was not an accident, it was set off deliberately.
we have all our reactors in the populated areas in order to keep the
people under control. If they don't obey, we always have these reactors
to set off any time we need to."
This is a KGB colonel telling this to Terelya. Terelya writes
in his book Witness and he
certainly spoke about it at one of our conferences. It's this kind of
threat that was held over John Paul II, the fear that Poland would be
blown up by these nuclear reactors.
The Power of Our Lady
Padre Pio, who was very devoted to Our Lady and the Rosary,
the town of San Giovanni Rotondo that during the Second World War there
would be no military acts of violence, there would be no bombing of
Now, the Americans had taken over the air base outside the
Foggia (about 25 miles away from Padre Pio's city) which they used to
fly missions over Yugoslavia.
St. Padre Pio Prevents His
City from Being Bombed
pilot, in his own defense, said: "I saw this man in the clouds telling
me not to do it." The Base Commander responded: "You've had too many
hours of flying, you need a rest," and decided not to court-martial
When the pilot got back to the barracks, he went to see his
Alphonse D'Artega (a man I know), who lived in Rome here, in Parioli,
for many years. At that time, he was working on the base but he wasn't
a flier. His pilot friend told him what happened, and they were talking
about this in the mess hall. A young Italian boy, about 10 years old,
was helping to serve the tables there. He understood English and he
said, "Oh, that sounds like Padre Pio." The pilot and his friend said:
"Who's he?" The boy responded: "Oh, he just lives up the hill there
about 40 kilometers away and he says Mass every morning at 5:00
o'clock." So D'Artega asked his friend the pilot, "Do you want to go up
and see him?" He said, "Sure." So he said, "I'll get a jeep."
So the next morning they went up there and, as D'Artega
to me, the old church of Padre Pio's was very small. They were the last
two to get in and they had their backs to the wall. The pilot was a
Protestant, he'd never been in a Catholic church before. D'Artega
was looking around and the pilot was looking around and different
people would come out of the sacristy, preparing the altar. There was
nothing noteworthy. Then, as D' Artega was distracted looking at
something, waiting for the Mass to start, he gets a poke in the ribs
from his pilot friend. He said: "There he is, there's the man I saw in
the clouds." He positively identified, of course, St. Padre Pio.
So Padre Pio promised the people of San Giovanni that they
be attacked during the war, and he kept his promise, even to bilocating
in the clouds and stopping pilots from dropping bombs on their
city. Certainly, Our Lady's power is greater than that of Padre Pio's.
Trust in Our Lady
Our Lady can stop whatever threats are held over the head of
Pope; She can stop any danger from impacting the Church or the people
by the power of God. What we need to do, ourselves, is to pray more for
the Holy Father. Our Lord, Himself, spoke in Rianjo of what would
happen to the
Pope, that he would follow the King into misfortune if he continued
to refuse to obey the command to consecrate Russia in the manner
specified. I don't know whether Lucia asked Jesus what are we to do in
the light of the Pope's refusal. But the last remark Our Lord said to
her was, "It is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary." It
is never too late for us to pray, it is never too late to ask Our Lady
and Our Lord to intervene.
Lucia has told us that there is no problem in the world,
national or international, either physical or moral, that cannot be
solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, even the problem of the Pope
and the bishops not doing the consecration, even that problem can be
resolved. We just have to pray, and as Padre Pio says, get others to
pray the Rosary. Let us pray the Rosary for the intention that the Holy
Father does the consecration. If a small group of people (there are 500
priests or thereabouts in the Society of St. Pius X) can collect 12
million Rosaries in one year, surely the bishops and the priests here
can do that and more by getting their dioceses and their friends to
promote the Rosary, and pray the Rosary for this intention. So let us
pray many Rosaries for the Holy Father. It is never too late to have
recourse to Jesus and Mary.
So Russia has a pivotal role, either that of justice or of
mercy. If we
bring about the Consecration of Russia, Russia will be the instrument
of mercy and will usher in an era of peace for all mankind. If we
don't have the Consecration of Russia in time, Russia will be the
instrument of chastisement for the whale world, for its sins.
Do we deserve chastisement at this time? Well, it's estimated
over one billion babies have been killed in abortion in the last 20
years. ONE BILLION! That's one-seventh of the world's population. We
are told in Sacred Scripture that there are four sins that cry to
Heaven for vengeance. One of them is the killing of innocent persons.
The innocent blood of these ONE BILLION babies cries to Heaven for
The World Has Gone in a
Different Direction Than the One Indicated by Our Lady
This is a tremendous sin but it's not the only sin. As Pope
Paul II said when he went to Fatima, the world has gone in the opposite
direction than the one indicated by Our Lady in 1917. He said that
sin has institutionalized itself in our world. We get used to this
because we, of course, live here, and after a while we cannot always be
on the edge and always angry or uptight about something. So, after a
while we say, "Oh well, what else is new?" And we forget how serious
The world is building up for itself a tremendous debt --- not
financial debt, but above all, a moral debt --- and there will be a day
has to be paid.
We can talk about the present-day apostasy. Pope John Paul II
more than once, about the silent apostasy in Europe; but it's not
just in Europe, it's all over the world. We see this in the wars we
have. Although it doesn't seem to directly affect us in the West so
much, it has been estimated that over one million people have been
killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that's just recently. How many of
these were killed innocently --- that is, how many innocent people were
So why will the Consecration of Russia make a difference?
is greater than any evil we can do. And God and His mercy wants to give
this generation a great act of mercy. But He knows He can't give it to
us, because He knows we might think that we deserve it. We don't
deserve it. St. Augustine says God, in His great mercy and great love,
wants to give us great gifts, but He can't give them to us because we
will become proud. We'll think that it's due to our own efforts, our
own merits, our own goodness, and this is not true.
God Has a Dilemma
How can He give us these great gifts of world peace and not
a swelled head, thinking that we deserve it? So God, St. Augustine
tells us, has found a way. And that way is through the merits and
intercession of the Saints.
God gives His special favors only through the intercession and
merits of the Saints. And so if we would turn to the Saints and ask for
their intercession for things that we cannot get by our own prayers and
our own merits, God will give these special graces, these special
gifts, because of the merits and prayers of the Saints who are God's
St. Alphonsus tells us that it's a great thing for one man or
to have merited enough to save his own soul. But he says it's an even
greater thing for a person to have not only merit enough to save his
own soul, but to save the souls of others around him. And that, he
says, the canonized Saints have done.
God Wants Us All to Draw
Upon the Prayers and Merits of Our Lady
St. Alphonsus goes on to say that it is the greatest thing of
all for a
human person to be so holy as to have merited enough to save all the
souls of all men and women of all time. And that only the Blessed
Virgin Mary has done. And God wants us to recognize and to know this.
God wants us to turn to the Immaculate Heart for Her
merits and Her intercession to save our souls. So God wants to
establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. That
is why He has reserved the grace of world peace, the grace of the
conversion of Russia and the conversion of the world to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary.
That is why He asks for this specific act of consecration,
specific act of dedicating, of setting aside for the service of the
Blessed Virgin, the people and the country of Russia. When this is
done, Our Lady will be able to take care of and take control of Her
possession, first by converting Russia to God and His One, Holy,
Catholic and Apostolic Church, and then use it to evangelize the world.
A Chosen Vessel
Russia is like St. Paul. It is a chosen vessel to evangelize
convert the world, and that will happen once it's consecrated to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. We do not know when it will happen, but we do
know it will happen. The question before us is: Will we do what we
can and what we must to bring about the Consecration of Russia before
the annihilation of nations, before the installment of the enemies of
God over all nations ruling us as if we were their slaves, ruling us
in a way that would be most painful for us?
In the message of Akita, we're told that "the living will envy
dead." After this chastisement of annihilation of nations, the living
will envy the dead. Why is that? Because living conditions will be
worse than you can possibly imagine under the reign of people working
for the devil, who have prepared for us this war and the enslavement
of all the survivors in their anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-human
worldwide prison camp. And it will happen that way, unless we bring
about the Consecration of Russia in time.
The Message of Fatima Involves
ALL of Us
You Have the Right!
It is defined, not once, but twice, in the Church. It is a
definition that each of us, as a Baptized Catholic, has a right to have
recourse to the Pope in this matter. You have a right to ask the Pope
to exercise his authority.
There, are those who say that the Pope cannot be commanded by
Message of Fatima. They are mistaken. I will deal with this in my next
talk at this conference, about why the Pope must obey. He has a solemn
obligation, he is bound solemnly before God. It's a serious matter to
do the Consecration. This is not to judge the Pope, this is simply to
state what the objective moral order is.
That is why we must pray for the Holy Father. He has a heavy
responsibility, as do the bishops, and let us pray for them as well.
But at the same time, let us have clear ideas and clear understanding.
As St. Thomas tells us, the first fruit of error is injustice. If we
promote lies about Fatima in order to appear to be loyal or because we
have some false notion of loyalty to the Pope, we're not helping him,
we are not helping the Church, we're not helping the bishops. We are
only sending them to their death sentences.
Only ONE Way!