Our Lady of Fatima


Part 2

God's Time Limit for Us Is Near

You may or may not agree with this geopolitical analysis of events taking place right now. But, even if you don't agree, you must recognize that our time of decision is very short.

Let's just look at the timetable that God has given us. In 1931, 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, Portugal, 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 the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world."

Then Our Lord spoke about the Pope and the bishops and quite possibly about the priests. He said:

"Make it known to My ministers, given they follow the example of the 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 misfortune."

What is this reference to the King of France? The command, of course, is the command to consecrate Russia.
The King of France, on the 17th of June 1689, was given a command by the Sacred Heart of Jesus to have France consecrated to the Sacred Heart; to have the Royal Court of France participate in a special ceremony consecrating France to the Sacred Heart, and to put the emblem of the Sacred Heart on the flag of France. The King did not obey. That was the great Louis XIV, known as the Sun King; he had all the pomp and so forth, but his monarchy fizzled into nothing very much by the end of his reign.
Nor did his successor, Louis XV, obey that command. One hundred years later to the day, on June 17, 1789, the Third Estate declared itself the National Assembly and excluded the King from making or having anything to do with legislation. The King, Louis XVI, was stripped of his power 100 years later to the day, and four years later his head was cut off in the guillotine.

Our Lord is saying to make it known to His ministers --- the Pope, 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 us in 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 Together

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. He bases 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 fact, when 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 anniversary of Our Lady's first appearance at Fatima. There is short time left.

It would have been easier to do the Consecration of Russia earlier but, as time goes on, it becomes more and more difficult to do it.

Some people think it's too difficult to do. No! It is still possible to do it. How it can be done today is shown in the book, Russian Sunrise. But, no doubt, there's some impediment.

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 had it 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

We should look at the history of David in the Old Testament.. David was one of eight brothers, and the prophet came to David's father and said, "I must consecrate one of your sons as King." And so David's father, Jesse, brought his first seven sons and the prophet met the first one, and he then said, "No, not him." Second one, "No." Third, fourth, fifth, all of them, "No."

The prophet then said, "Don't you have any more sons?" Jesse said, "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 consecrated by 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 mountainside 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.
For 40 days, the giant said, "Do you not have the living God on your side? Then, why are you afraid?" Goliath blasphemed against God and dared the men of Israel to defend God's honor. And not one of them came forward, no one but David. After some days, after leaving time for the other fighting men, for the big and the powerful to take up the challenge, none would do it. And so David came forward and said, "I will do this." David was only 18 years bId. He was not very strong, he was not very big, and King Saul said: "You can't do this, you're not strong. You don't have experience as a fighting man and he's too big for you, too strong." David said: "Your servant has killed a bear by himself and killed a lion. I will be able to kill this man, Goliath, as well."

And so it was that God chose David and He consecrated him, and once 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 Threatened

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 don't 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 know their names, but you don't know their power --- it's these same people and their threats held over the head of the Pope to not do the consecration.

As Catherine Pearson pointed out, there are only six possible reasons 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 seriously 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 from the 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. In fact, 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 about it 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.

I don't know the exact nature of the threat hanging over the head of Pope Benedict XVI, but the kind, the degree of the threat that's held over him is like the threat Josyp Terelya spoke about.

The Power of Our Lady

Yet, we need not concern ourselves with this threat, as Coralie Graham pointed out in our Conference opening. Our Lady is much more powerful than all these enemies of God.

Padre Pio, who was very devoted to Our Lady and the Rosary, promised 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 their town.

Now, the Americans had taken over the air base outside the city of Foggia (about 25 miles away from Padre Pio's city) which they used to fly missions over Yugoslavia.
One day, returning from 16 hours of flying, an American pilot had one bomb left on board and he had very little fuel left, just enough to get back to base. He had strict orders, under threat of court-martial if not followed, that he had to get rid of all his bombs before he landed. So as far as he was concerned, he had no choice but to get rid of the last bomb. He was in clouds, he didn't know what was beneath him, but he knew he had to follow orders and release the bomb before landing.

St. Padre Pio Prevents His City from Being Bombed

The pilot began the procedure to drop the bomb but then he saw a man in the clouds coming towards him. The man spoke saying: "Don't do it!" The pilot hesitated and was very impressed. Nevertheless, orders were orders and he didn't want to endanger the landing field, nor be court- martialed. Nor did he know there was a town under him. He thought it was a field or the water. So he pulled the lever to drop the bomb, but it jammed. It didn't work. So he had no choice but to land with the bomb on board. The Base Commander was glad to see he got back safely, but became angry when he saw that the pilot had a bomb left on board. He then threatened him with court-martial for breaking orders and endangering the base.

The 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 him.

When the pilot got back to the barracks, he went to see his friend, 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 described this 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 would never 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 the 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, either 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.

WHY Russia?

People might wonder why Russia, why consecrate Russia? Of course, it's sufficient to say that God chose it and that's enough. Russia is a very important nation; it straddles both Europe and Asia. Russia is also the most powerful nation in the world. Despite the propaganda that the United States is, Russia is much more powerful.
In 1984, we published the facts that Russia was six times more powerful than the United States in a number of areas of. nuclear warheads. God will use this power of Russia to oppose the mystery of iniquity that is threatening the Pope and threatening the Church. They will be given the opportunity to convert or they will be forced to conform to the will of God. Russia has suffered these many years from the same power of the mystery of iniquity. (See Father Kramer's book by that title and the extract of that book in this issue of The Fatima Crusader on page 29 --- not published here].) They understand it more intimately than most of us, yet they cannot convert without this Act of Consecration. As Lucia said: "Many times the Blessed Virgin told myself, Jacinta and Francisco, that Russia is the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world unless we obtain the conversion of that poor nation."

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 that 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 vengeance.

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 John 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 this is.

The world is building up for itself a tremendous debt --- not only a financial debt, but above all, a moral debt --- and there will be a day it has to be paid.

We can talk about the present-day apostasy. Pope John Paul II spoke, 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 killed?

So why will the Consecration of Russia make a difference? God's mercy 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 give us 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 the 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 special friends.

St. Alphonsus tells us that it's a great thing for one man or one woman 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, this 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

St. Paul was the instrument of persecution against the first Christians but he was a chosen vessel. First, God knocked him off his high horse. Then He converted him and afterwards God had him consecrated as bishop, and after that he became the greatest of all the Apostles. He says in Scriptures, himself, that he converted more souls and he did more than the other Apostles all together.

Russia is like St. Paul. It is a chosen vessel to evangelize and 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 the 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

Let us then realize that in- volves all of us. Just as those simple people telling their friends and neighbors about the appearances of Our Lady of Fatima, each of us, in whatever walk of life, have this role to play --- to tell our friends and neighbors and deliver the message ourselves.

You Have the Right!

By all means, you have the right, as it's defined by the Second Council of Lyons and the First Vatican Council. You have the right to petition the Pope. There are people who tell you not to petition the Pope. Those who say do not petition the Pope are dead wrong. Why are they wrong? The Pope, by taking on the job of being the Pope, takes on the job of receiving petitions from the Faithful who seek redress in things pertaining to ecclesiastical matters.

It is defined, not once, but twice, in the Church. It is a solemn 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.
The Pope can be asked to teach and to rule officially, with his full papal authority, that the Fatima Message is a true Prophetic message from God and that part of the Fatima Message commanding the Pope and the bishops to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a solemn command of God and is binding on the Pope under pain of mortal sin to obey. Or the Pope could be asked to make a binding resolution to the contrary if he is prepared to be stopped by God for attempting to rule against the Fatima Message.

There, are those who say that the Pope cannot be commanded by the 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.
We Must Pray for the Holy Father

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!

We must tell the truth clearly and simply, and explain it so that people know that there is one way, and only one way out of the mess the Church is in, the mess the world is in. There is only one way to stop the senseless killing of millions of people in war, in abortion, in food riots, in financial terrorism (as Maurizio D'Orlando will speak about later today at this "Consecration Now!" Conference), etc., and that one and only way is the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. God bless you.



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