The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Appearance at Fatima was held on the 13th of May 2017. This date marked the day Mary, Mother of God appeared in Fatima to three shepherd children to warn them about, among other things the dangers the Catholic Church faces in the world. She admonished the world and stipulated what must be done to safeguard the Church from Masonic forces and to obtain world peace.
Surely, few of what Our lady revealed has been followed. Indeed the Novus Ordo/Vatican II religion which invaded and took over the official structures of the Catholic Church made sure that Our Lady was silenced. They even made Sister Lucy to disappear, probably killed, and replaced her with another woman posing as Sister Lucy. Read more here
Successive criminals posing as popes have worked with this impostor to suppress the message of Our Lady of Fatima. The great apostate, John Paul II even deceived many into believing that he was a Marian Pope while in actual fact he is the devil’s foot soldier waging war with Mary, and even attempting to destroy the rosary! Read more here
Right now, Francis is keeping up with this battle against Mary and yet those who are blind think that Francis is the pope in the Catholic Church. These people fail to see the clear signs of Francis’ hatred of Mary. But Francis went to Fatima to ‘celebrate’ the appearance of Mary and yet he showed himself to be a hater of Mary and he even carried out a false canonization for the two other children of Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta. Of course Catholics do not recognize these false canonizations since Francis has no such authority to canonize anybody.
What did the 'Pope' Francis say to those gathered to welcome him on his first day in Fatima? Was there any call for conversion and warning of a coming chastisement of mankind, which Our Lady said would happen if the faithful did not amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins?
Was there a plea to pray the daily Rosary as Our Lady asked at each of the apparitions? A call for the conversion of Russia that Our Lady predicted would spread Communism throughout the world unless it returned to the Catholic Church? An encouragement to practice devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and make the Five First Saturdays?
The answer to these questions is a resounding NO!
He did not do any of these things. Following in the steps of all the false Popes who have visited Fatima, Francis ignored these crucial parts of the message of Fatima. Instead, he turned the threat of a hovering chastisement into a message of of his false ‘unity, mercy and peace.’
On the eve of May 13, after his arrival, he went so far as to openly ridicule the words of one of the seers he came to ‘canonize’. As a matter of fact, little Jacinta before she died said that Our Lady had lamented the immorality, bad marriages, immodest dress and impure priests. She added: ‘The Blessed Mother can no longer restrain the hand of her Divine Son from striking the world with just punishment for its many crimes.’
Francis to mock Jacinta asked the faithful of “which Mary?” were they pilgrims. There is the Mary venerated by the Church, Francis said, but also another Mary “of our own making: One who restrains the arm of a vengeful God.’ In other words, the Mary whom Jacinta said was restraining the Hand of God was of our on making and therefore false! This is a bold statement showing a defiant response to the warning of the Mother of God!
He went on to say that God’s mercy always has to be put before judgment, and stressed that insisting on the punishing of sins without first speaking about them being forgiven by His mercy, is doing a “great injustice” to God’s grace.
These were his words: "Great injustice is done to God’s grace whenever we say that sins are punished by His judgment, without first saying – as the Gospel clearly does – that they are forgiven by His mercy!”
“Mercy has to be put before judgment and, in any case, God’s judgment will always be rendered in the light of His mercy,” he said, reading his remarks in Portuguese. “Obviously, God’s mercy does not deny justice, for Jesus took upon himself the consequences of our sin, together with its due punishment.”
So, Francis' message is a clear denial of a coming chastisement. According to him, the one who thinks the message of Fatima predicts a chastisement is inventing a different Mary than the one preached by the Church!
Despite this clear denial of Mary’s message many people still waved at Francis as he passed calling him ‘papa’ or ‘pope’.
These Fatima pronouncements of Francis shows us again that Francis hates Mary and is willing to battle Her at any given time.
We have to take a look at what has happened to the Fatima message so far.
Our Lady of Fatima: A Brief Overview
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three little shepherd children at a field called Cova da Iria at Fatima for a total of six different times, between May 13 and October 13, 1917. Although no Catholic is obliged to accept these apparitions as genuine, the Catholic Church judged them to be worthy of belief in 1930, and Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII all gave their approval in some form or another.
On May 5, 1917, Pope Benedict XV had published a pastoral letter in which he directed his Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Gasparri, that the Litany of Loreto henceforth include an invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title “Queen of Peace” (Regina Pacis), so “that her most tender and benign solicitude may be moved and the peace we ask for be obtained for our agitated world” (Letter Il 27 Aprile 1915, par. 6). Europe was suffering greatly under the destructive force of the “Great War” (later to be named “World War I”), which had begun in 1914 during the last days of the pontificate of Pope Saint Pius X.
On May 13, 1917 — a mere eight days after Pope Benedict’s directive to add “Queen of Peace, pray for us” to the Litany of Loreto –, the Virgin Mary appeared for the first time at Fatima to Lucia dos Santos, aged 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged 8 and 7, respectively, to begin to reveal to them what has since been known as the “Fatima message”. Our Lady told the children that she would continue to appear to them on the 13th day of every month in the same place, and she did.
A beautiful documentary, made in the late 1940s, explains and illustrates the events at Fatima in 1917. It can be watched here:
On July 13, the Virgin Mary entrusted to the children a secret consisting of three parts, which she asked should not be revealed until a future time, but definitely no later than 1960, because then it would be much clearer. The first two secrets were revealed by Sr. Lucia in 1941, at the command of the local bishop. They were:
First Secret: A vision of hell, “where poor sinners go”
Second Secret: How to save sinners from going to hell and obtain world peace; specifically: devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart; else: great sufferings for and persecutions of the Pope and the Church, another terrible war (World War II), annihilation of entire nations
The Third Secret, on the other hand, was so frightening that Sr. Lucia was not able to write it down right away when commanded to do so. When she eventually did, the secret was placed into a sealed envelope and given to Bp. José Alves Correia da Silva, the local ordinary of the diocese of Leiria, who did not read it but sent it to the Vatican when ordered to do so in the 1950s.
Since then, the world has awaited the revelation of the Third Secret of Fatima. It is not clear whether Pope Pius XII ever opened the envelope and read the secret, but he probably did not. We know that Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani at the Holy Office did, and when 1960 came around, the Catholic world was eagerly expecting that the Third Secret would be revealed.
But alas, by 1960, Antipope John XXIII was already occupying the Vatican structures and plotting the dismantling of Catholicism by means of his so-called Second Vatican Council. He had no interest in the Virgin of Fatima and flat-out refused to release the Secret. So did his successors, although on June 26, 2000, the Modernist Vatican under Antipope John Paul II decided to release a text they claimed was the Third Secret of Fatima, which, however, has since been thoroughly discredited by Novus Ordo author and journalist Antonio Socci in his 2007 book The Fourth Secret of Fatima. What’s noteworthy about Socci’s work is that he had originally intended to defend the Vatican’s version of the Third Secret and meant to refute the claim that the real Third Secret still remained hidden. In the course of his research, however, he was forced to change his mind by the sheer force of the evidence.
Socci’s book caused quite a ruckus in Rome, leading “Cardinal” Tarcisio Bertone to appear on Italian television trying to “prove” that the Vatican’s text was the authentic Third Secret, although he inadvertently proved the opposite, as demonstrated by semi-traditionalist author Christopher Ferrara in his 2008 response to Bertone and vindication of Socci, The Secret Still Hidden.
What, then, is the true Third Secret of Fatima? Simply put, we do not know for sure.
For decades various claims and texts have been circulated, but in the opinion of the present writer, the most convincing of them is this one:
There will be a wicked council planned and prepared that will change the countenance of the Church. Many will lose the Faith; confusion will reign everywhere. The sheep will search for their shepherds in vain.
A schism will tear apart the holy tunic of My Son. This will be the end of times, foretold in the Holy Scriptures and recalled to memory by Me in many places. The abomination of abominations will reach its peak and it will bring the chastisement announced at La Salette. My Son’s arm, which I will not be able to hold back anymore, will punish this poor world, which must expiate its crimes.
One will only speak about wars and revolutions. The elements of nature will be unchained and will cause anguish even among the best [the most courageous]. The Church will bleed from all Her wounds. Happy are they who will persevere and search for refuge in My Heart, because in the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.
Our Lady’s last apparition at Fatima took place on October 13, 1917. The Blessed Mother had announced beforehand that she would work a miracle to confirm the authenticity and underscore the urgency and seriousness of her words, and so an estimated 70,000 people came to the Cova da Iria in anticipation of the event. This is when the Miracle of the Sun occurred, of which photos have been published
It has now been 100 years since May 13, 1917. This was not only the beginning of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, however; it was also the very day on which Pope Benedict XV consecrated Mgr. Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, a bishop. The Pope had just appointed Pacelli Apostolic Nuncio to Bavaria and wanted him to begin his work as soon as possible. For this reason, the consecration was carried out quickly, and the Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine was chosen for the occasion. It turned out that Pacelli was consecrated “at the very hour” that Our Lady’s first apparition took place, by the very Pope whom Jacinta would miraculously see in a vision “in a very large house” as “kneeling before a little table, weeping, with his head between his hands” (see Walter H. Peters, The Life of Benedict XV [Milwaukee, WI: Bruce Publishing, 1959], pp. 141, 217).
Pope Pius XII was truly the “Fatima Pope”: Not only was he made a bishop on the same day and hour of the first Fatima apparition; in 1944 he introduced the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to the universal Roman calendar (August 22), he consecrated the people of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1952 (although not in union with all the bishops of the world) in his Apostolic Letter Sacro Vergente Anno, and he personally witnessed a repeat of the miracle of the sun in the Vatican Gardens, not once or twice, but as many as four times, in late October and early November 1950, around the time he solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption.
It is beyond all doubt that the last 100 years have seen the fulfillment of the various warnings and prophecies of Our Lady of Fatima. Let us increase our devotion to her and her Immaculate Heart, for the glory of God, for the salvation of souls, and for world peace.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Presented by Malachy Mary Igwilo, Feast of St. John the Baptist de la Sales, 15th May, 2017