Feast of Our Lady of Fatima – Reflect…

Christopher Ferrara…

“I have said it before, and I will say it again: in the entire history of the Catholic Church there has never been a Pope like this. With Francis we seem to be nearing the end of a trajectory whose fearful arc was predicted nearly a century ago in the Third Secret of Fatima. As that centenary approaches, we can only regard the year 2017 with increasing dread, mitigated only by the hope that God will see fit to give Our Lady a miraculous victory over the madness that afflicts so much of the human element of the Church today.”   Read entire article here

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We give honour to Our Lady on this Feast of Fatima, and pray especially for the Pope and Church today.  There is plenty of food for thought in the article by Christopher Ferrara – so comments welcome on that, as we exchange Feast Day greetings, in gratitude for Our Lady’s warning of the diabolical disorientation to come in our times. Without the Message of Fatima, many of us would be finding our faith sorely stretched, to the point of being intolerable,  today.

In that spirit, allow me to wish all our bloggers and readers a very Happy Feast! 

16 responses

  1. Thanks Ed for your input to our faith . Just received an E.Mail from America needs Fatima that Facebook has a very disturbing page on Our Lady and Our Lord please check it out and sign the petition to Zuckerberg demanding it be taken down . Of course he himself would have long ago intervened had it been anything like Anti Homosexual – Morgan Freeman would have said that [awful] word “Homopho..c” As for Zuckerberg his anti-Catholic sentiments speak for themselves.

    • FOOF,

      I unsubscribed from the America/Britain Needs Fatima organisation because they, having come to the false conclusion that the Consecration of Russia has been completed, are now a distraction. They are focusing their attention on these sorts of blasphemies, perpetrated by ignorant atheists and others not of the Faith, while letting the Pope and bishops off the hook because they are going along with the party line about the Consecration.

      We have the Five Saturdays devotion to make reparation for blasphemies against Our Lady – let’s not become distracted from the key message of Fatima by this sort of thing, designed as it is to TAKE us away from working for the Consecration.

      And FOOF, I hope you understand my feeling that it would be better if the very first post on this thread dedicated to our beautiful Lady of Fatima, didn’t contain profane language (albeit doctored); while I appreciate the temptation, therefore, (I really do!) I’m going to re-word it for you – with compliments!

      Happy Feast everyone! 😀

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      • I totally agree about the groups America & Britain Needs Fatima – they are fiddling while Rome burns.

        I never read their stuff which comes to me from different sources, it goes straight in the bin.

  2. A blessed and happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to one and all!

    May the Consecration of Russia be accomplished soon. Our Lady’s Triumph is coming, we have that assurance.

    Remember to pray for the soul of our beloved Fatima Priest, Fr. Nicholas Gruner. May he rest in peace and be rewarded for his unwavering love and fidelity to Our Lady of Fatima and Her message.

    • DOTF

      Thank you for that reminder to pray for Father Gruner – may he rest in peace.

      I hope you enjoyed listening to the Fatima hymn on video – I should have repeated our thanks to the singer and pianist as well as our webmaster for creating that beautiful video, a couple of years ago now. I love it!

  3. I love that video every time it is posted on this blog. It’s really lovely.

    I also found Christopher Ferrara’s article very thought-provoking indeed. His explanation of the “missionaries of mercy” is very cogent. I hadn’t thought of that.

    Happy feast day to all CT bloggers.

  4. It is very consoling in these very troubling times just to say “Our Lady of Fatima pray for us”. So a happy feast of Our Lady of Fatima to all. The Blessed Mother appeared to sister Lucy on the 13th of June 1929 at Tuy to request the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart by the Pope in union with all the Bishops of the world. So a thought just occurred to me. As Father Gruner RIP passed away on the 29th of the Month of April could there be a hint that 2029 fulfils the 100 years as the example given of the King of France in delaying the Consecration he was requested to do rather than 2017?. After all it would have been eminently appropriate for Father to have passed away during the Month of Mary. But as we all know God’s ways are not our ways, and as we also know God leaves nothing to chance, so in the end all we can do is bow our heads to His awful wisdom.

    • That’s very interesting about 2029 and the date of Fr Gruner’s death. I do think God sends us little signs and hints sometimes, so you never know.

      However, I don’t think things will go on like the way they are for another 30 years. No way. I think something will happen soon, something big, and 2017 at the latest, seems most likely to me.

      • I forgot to say that it could be that Father needed a bit of time in Purgatory so God took him at the end of April so he could be in Heaven for the month of Mary.

  5. A very happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to all!

    Thank you Editor, charming singer, webmaster and pianist for that lovely video and beautiful hymn to Our Lady!

    Thanks to Christopher Ferrara’s analysis, I know what to expect from Francis and his band of merciful men! Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

    • I also loved the video and the article by Chris Ferrara was really enlightening. I never thought of the “missionaries of mercy” as a way of buttering us up for the Synod. That’s awful.

      Happy Feast to all!

  6. I love that hymn, “O Come to the Throne of Grace” – it’s one of my favourites.

    Happy Feast everyone.

    • I forgot to say that I love that hymn as well and it’s beautifully done in the Catholic Truth video. Congratulations to all involved.

  7. The Christopher Ferrara article is something else. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I copied this paragraph near the end, although wanted to copy the whole thing, it’s so scary:

    “Liberation? Overcoming obstacles? How is this not a dead giveaway for a plan to use these specially deputed priests to grant “absolution” where it has thus far been rightly denied — to people living in adulterous “second marriages” — if the next session of the Phony Synod fails to give Francis and its controllers what they still clearly want? Or, if the Synod should, God forbid, overturn the Church’s perennial refusal to admit public adulterers to Holy Communion, is it not obvious that the “Missionaries of Mercy” will be authorized, like some kind of ecclesiastical SWAT team, to swoop down and “overrule” or at least intimidate prelates and priests who may be insufficiently cooperative in “the Francis Revolution” — especially those pesky African bishops with their declared resolve to oppose any change in the Church’s discipline?”

    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

    A happy feast day, for what’s left of it!

  8. Thank you very much, everyone who contributed to this thread to mark the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

    I agreed with everyone on the Chris Ferrara article and of course I agreed about the lovely singer on the video – given that she is my Great-Niece I can hardly do otherwise 😀

    I’ll be closing down this Feast Day thread now, with renewed thanks to all who commented.

    God bless.

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