As we approach the 104th anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima, 13th May, 1917, also the Feast of the Ascension this year, we would do well to recall the suffering which has resulted from the failure of successive popes to obey the command from Heaven to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As the first ever Communist country – that is, the first country to publicly deny the very existence of God in its governance – Russia has to be “given back to God” so to speak. A person or (in this case) a nation, is set apart through “consecration” – a special prayer or ceremony which makes that person sacred, holy, pleasing to God.
Take the time required to watch both videos, and reflect, as you watch the video on the Gulag Archipelago, that it is a mistake to think that history will not repeat itself. We are already in the grip of totalitarianism – imposed under the pretext of protecting us from “the virus”. The short spells of comparative freedom are always accompanied by restrictions on that same freedom and some excuse or other (a new “variant” of “the virus”) is used to restore lockdowns. This is the pattern already embedded in our national life and the national life of countries across the world. It’s not a coincidence, and it’s got nothing whatsoever to do with any virus.
The Fatima prophecies continue to unfold before our very eyes. See, in the short video below about the hard labour camps in Russia after the Communist takeover, Stalin’s Answer to the Failure of Successive Popes to Consecrate Russia, and prepare for more of the same unless God’s warnings – delivered in person by His Mother – are heeded. God chose to warn us of what was to come in both the Church and the world: it had to be serious for Him to send Our Lady to prepare us. If we didn’t believe the prophecies before, we must surely believe them now because we are living through the imposition of Communism as we were warned would happen back in 1917.
Watch both videos and then pray especially fervently in this Month of Mary that the Consecration of Russia will be effected soon. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
If you think I’m over-stating the case for the urgent Consecration of Russia, if you believe I’m exaggerating, feel free to say so. All I can think of to say at this stage is… Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
At one time, I was convinced of the truth of the Akita apparitions. The “Cardinals against Cardinals, Bishops against Bishops” did it for me. I didn’t join up the dots at all. It didn’t occur to me that Cardinals and Bishops had been opposing one another since before the Second Vatican Council and even publicly during the Council – click hereto read an account of the microphone being switched off during Cardinal Ottaviani’s challenge to the liberals on the floor, on the third day of the Council – and how those Enemies of the Church openly laughed at him.
Then there was the public dissent throughout the Church which followed the publication of Humanae vitae, encyclical of Pope Paul VI affirming the Church’s teaching on Birth Control, dated 25 July 1968 and released at a Vatican press conference on 29 July, 1968. So, well before the alleged Akita apparitions, we had cardinals and bishops openly opposing one another. To be “prophesied” in 1973, doesn’t make sense. As I say, I was an “Akita believer” because I failed to join up the dots.
Indeed, as recently as February, 2021, I posted a thread on the topic, under the title “Akita Confirms Fatima Message” – click hereto read that discussion. I was so convinced of the truth of Akita that I posted a video without prior scrutiny, to launch the discussion. Hence my surprise when I read the following comment from blogger, Athanasius:
I watched the introductory video for this thread and I have to say that a few things left me a little concerned about Akita.
The first of these was Sister Agnes’ twin reference to an accompanying angel in prayer as “she”. I have never heard of an angel being referred to as “she”. The other thing that struck me was how modernist the chapel and nuns look, and how unbecoming the image of Our Lady is. There was no hint of a restoration of Tradition there, as I would have expected given the warnings of Our Lady about the apostasy taking place in the Church. It’s almost as if the post-conciliar reform is not seen as the principal cause of this apostasy.
Fatima indicates the truth of things in the opening line of the text of the Third Secret: “In Portugal the dogmas of the Faith will be preserved…etc.”, indicating that the chastisement is primarily spiritual in nature. Akita mentions apostasy but seems to focus more on a terrible material chastisement of the world by God, to the extent that few will be left and the living will envy the dead. This seems at odds with Our Lady’s Fatima promise that in the end her Immaculate Heart will triumph and a time of peace will be granted to the world. I’m not saying that a Third World War will not happen when there is every likelihood at this time that such a catastrophe may well happen soon. But even if that comes about, the punishment of wars and other natural disasters belongs properly to the Second part of the Fatima Secret, not the Third part. The Third Secret of Fatima is exclusively a supernatural chastisement afflicting the Church and the world, there is no WWIII in there.
The fall of many consecrated Catholic souls and billions of other souls worldwide, the result of the present universal apostasy from God, is by far a greater chastisement than any mere material annihilation. So why is emphasis placed more on material rather than spiritual loss at Akita? I was also a bit concerned by the claim that if the sins of men continue there will be no more forgiveness. But isn’t God infinitely merciful, always desiring to forgive? [Ed: in the comments following, another blogger linked to a sermon of St Alphonsus Ligouri on this subject On the Number of Sins Beyond Which God Pardons No More )
Other things that made me a little uncomfortable were 1. The local Ordinary’s apparent belief in the apparitions before his investigation even began. Bishops normally start out with the opposite view. 2. The three different blood groups identified by scientists from three separate examinations of the tears. 3. The mark of the Cross appearing on only one hand of Sister Agnes, the left hand. This is not the usual manifestation of the stigmata. 4. Sister Agnes said at one point that people should pay less attention to the “form” of prayers and concentrate more on content. Content is of course very important, but the form of our Catholic prayers is also essential. We all see the bitter fruits of changes to the form of the sacred liturgy, the Church’s highest and most perfect prayer, the Sacrifice of Our Lord. There were one or two other anomalies that I’ll pass on right now.
Suffice it to say I have been left very uncertain about Akita. The people interviewed, including Sister Agnes, seemed sincere enough, and nothing was said that was obviously contradictory of Catholic doctrine, yet I have problems believing it. I have no such problems with Fatima and Quito, but Akita troubles me. I think the Vatican should investigate Akita and give a definitive decision on it. Ends.
Now, if there is one thing that I don’t want to do is to appear to be criticising The Remnant – I mean, the Pope, yes, that’s fine, but The Remnant? American Catholic Truth readers will never forgive me! Regular visitors to this site will know that I frequently post Remnant TV videos here to kick-start our discussions – and they are always excellent. I am just a tad concerned to find a certain preoccupation with Akita, placing it almost on the same level of importance as Fatima. Interviews with key traditional leaning prelates (such as Archbishop Viganò) have been published in The Remnant where the prelate has identified the Consecration of Russia as thekey to ending our ongoing misery, so it puzzles me that Michael Matt would choose to promote Akita rather than use his impressive resources to campaign for the Consecration of Russia.
We are very small fry, and although we do highlight the need for the Consecration on a regular basis we don’t have the means by which to take a campaign to the Vatican. Maybe I’m wrong on this but it seems to me that such a campaign would be much more likely to be Heaven-blessed and fruitful than the promotion of an alleged apparition which Michael Matt himself describes as “incredibly controversial”.
Am I wrong on this? Speak your mind – nobody gets “cancelled” here!
The censored segment in the Mike Graham/Peter Hitchens interview is very significant. Peter Hitchens isn’t saying anything that has not been said on this blog many times. So, what do the executives at talkRADIO know that the rest of us have not been told? Guesses welcome…
Having lived in the Soviet Union – and he makes frequent references to the fact – Peter seems to be more aware than just about anyone else in the world of journalism/media that what is going on right now in the UK has led us into living life as populations do under Communist dictatorships.
If only we could find an informed and committed Catholic journalist who would speak up in the same confident way, with the ability to concisely explain the 1917 Fatima apparitions, including the later prophecy revealed by the Fatima seer, Sr Lucia; in an interview with American Historian Professor William Thomas Walsh in 1946, Sr Lucia said that every country in the world would be overtaken by Communism, reinforcing the earlier warnings that Communism would spread unless the Pope & Bishops consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. Russia, the first nation to publicly disown the very existence of God in its governance, has to be given back to God, and until that happens in the manner prescribed at Fatima, the world (and Church) will continue in turmoil.
So, please… is there a Catholic journalist in the house?
Our Lady told the three little seers at Fatima that Russia would spread her errors. This, in July, 1917 before the Communist Revolution had taken place in Russia.
Our Lady “messaged” the children, before “messaging” became the fashion… they were to let it be known to the Church authorities that unless Russia were consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, the errors of Russia would spread across the world.
Successive popes have failed to carry out this instruction; they were told that they must pray this consecration with all the bishops of the world on the same day, and that thereafter, Russia – the first ever nation to publicly deny the very existence of God in its governance – would be converted and a period of world peace would follow. The popes failed to obey and so the errors of Russia did spread, notably the error of atheistic totalitarian governance – first to China and thereafter to other nations. There cannot be peace in the world until Russia is consecrated – that is, until atheistic Russia is given back to God.
As we can see, totalitarian governance is spreading fast, far and wide. The current pontiff seems highly unlikely to effect the consecration of Russia. Our Lady did say that it would be done, but it would be late. It’s certainly very late, now.
So, perhaps now is a good time to reflect on the fact that we are living through the unfolding of this particular part of the Fatima prophecies – the spread of Communism. How much longer before we are blessed with a pope who will consecrate Russia? And what might be the likely geo-political context for that consecration?
We keep asking what can be done about our situation; we feel helpless, finding ourselves forced to live under the yoke of tyrannical rule, dressed up as concern for our health. Prayer is obviously essential… Is that all we can do? Prayer and penance? Anything else?
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
The above hymn is set to a different tune from that with which most of us in Scotland grew up, but which is nowhere to be found on YouTube. In any event, it’s a pretty tune, and gives honour to Our Lady on this beautiful Feast of the Most Holy Rosary…
Notice. . .
Our blogger Catherine has been asking us, for many months now, to publicise a Rosary for the specific intention of the Consecration of Russia, in the manner requested by Our Lady of Fatima. We are pleased to comply with Catherine’s request, given the fact that our political situation is now increasingly serious. We find ourselves living under a very different type of governance where our leaders now simply issue orders – “rule by decree” – which is typical of totalitarian regimes. Our personal and religious freedoms have been removed in the name of a virus which is harmless in most people who become infected, and which contributes to the death of very few indeed. Initially sold to us as a temporary measure, it is very clear that the drastic changes to our way of life are here to stay – indefinitely. Elsewhere on this blog you will find evidence of the intention of the world’s “elite” to use the Coronavirus in order to “reset” the world. Sound like a conspiracy theory? As long as you don’t mind being proved wrong, click here
At Fatima, Our Lady warned that Russia would spread her errors, and chief amongst those errors is Communism. Using fear of the Coronavirus, the Governments of the UK have managed to remove our personal and religious freedoms, promising that this is a temporary measure to prevent the spread of this non-deadly virus.
Fear has now gripped the population, including the clergy; priests and bishops are pledged to co-operate in implementing Government rules and regulations in our churches. Thus, we are happy to comply with Catherine’s request for a public rosary specifically dedicated to praying for the graces necessary to bring the Pope and Bishops of the world to see the need to obey Our Lady and properly consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.
Arrangements for Public Rosary, Saturday, 10 October, 3pm. . .
Meet at the Clyde Walkway, opposite St Andrew’s Catholic Cathedral on Clyde Street, Glasgow, at 3pm
Father Stephen Dunn will lead the fifteen decades of the Rosary, as well as the very short Litany of Our Lady of Loretto and the Prayer to St Michael, Archangel.
A friend of Catherine’s has offered to bring a bier holding a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which means that we may be able to process during the Rosary. We will either stand to pray or process.
We ask everyone who can manage to come along, because public prayer is very powerful, very pleasing to God at the best of times and especially at this time, given that He has been denied the worship due to Him for months now, because of State control over the Church.
This thread will remain open for questions – Catherine will respond to any enquiries in the comments below.
Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!
The above is not the video I had planned to post. I had planned to post a very short video from the Anna Brees channel which I watched last night but which appears to have been removed by Anna, which is a pity. In that short video, Anna was expressing her own emotional response, very calmly, to the ongoing restrictions; very honestly, she revealed her sadness and sense of (almost) despair. She seemed close to tears at one point. It was very moving. I’m guessing that she may have removed it out of sense of duty, not to make the rest of us feel depressed, given that her video interviews – some of which we’ve featured on this blog – are always upbeat and informative. I wish she’d left the video online because it made me think more, not less of her. She is a person of integrity and I can’t see anyone thinking any less of her because of her honest appraisal of the impact of our “new normal” way of life on her emotional health. She speaks for more people than, I think, she probably realises. I say this because…
By coincidence, if there is such a thing, I had been in conversation earlier with a friend who told me that she was increasingly downhearted about the whole situation and sometimes came close to tears thinking about life as it is now. I was able to tell her that I feel exactly the same. It’s difficult to think and act as if everything is normal, when it’s not, and there is no end in sight. “Six months”, the Governments of the UK say – but who trusts them these days? Who trusts the mainstream media, especially the TV news channels? If you come across anyone who does, tell them I can get them a great discount on the Forth Road Bridge.
Feel free to post updates on the Coronavirus “crisis” on this thread, as usual, but also seek to give reasons why people become a bit downhearted. Is it because we wonder if this virus will ever go away? Will life ever return to normal? Or is it because we fear that the virus is being used as the excuse to change the way we are governed, to condition us to accept tyrannical “rule by decree” forever, wondering if this suffering will ever pass?
Happily, informed Catholics know that yes, it will pass, once the Pope and Bishops consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart in the manner prescribed in the Fatima apparitions. As the Church remains in crisis, with the worst ever pontiff in history at the helm, this does not look likely to happen in the very near future, so, naturally, in the meantime, we are all being tested in our personal response to the oppressive government measures which are taking away our individual freedoms.
IS the emotional turmoil caused by this public health “crisis”, the lockdown and continuing restrictions irreparable?If not, then, in your opinion, humanly speaking, how can it be repaired? More prayer, of course. Anything else?
As more lockdowns are being imposed in England today, with the World Health Organisation warning of another two years of this virus “crisis” (the WHO says it may be over in less than two years, which leaves open the possibility of an even longer period) we need to redouble our prayers to Our Lady, and today’s Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a perfect opportunity.
As with all our Feast days threads, bloggers are invited to offer their concerns about relevant issues (in this case, patently obvious issues and concerns) as well as favourite prayers and hymns to pay tribute to Our Lady. I’m sure we will all pray especially today, for the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, as requested by Our Lady at Fatima.
A very happy Feast day to one and all, secure in the knowledge of Our Lady’s promise, when she prophesied these times: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph”. Deo gratias!
Fatima Shrine Closed To Pilgrims – First Time in over a Century…
Denver Newsroom, May 7, 2020 / 03:48 pm (CNA).- For the first time in over a century, the annual May 13 celebrations at the Fatima shrine will take place without the physical presence of pilgrims, the bishop of Fatima confirmed this week.
Cardinal Antonio Marto said in a May 3 statement that the celebrations for the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima “will take place as was announced April 6, without the physical presence of pilgrims, in the name of prudence to avoid the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.”
“As planned in conjunction with the civil authorities, the May 12 and 13 celebrations for this year cannot have the physical presence of the pilgrims and will be transmitted by broadcast and digital media,” he continued.
The cardinal explained that hosting “an unpredictable multitude of people” gathering at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is still a serious threat would go against the efforts of health authorities to gradually lift restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the virus.
“We therefore respect, in an attitude of collaboration with the competent civil authorities, the guidelines for these celebrations to be held with a symbolic presence of participants,” Marto said.
The clarification over the Fatima feast day came as the Portuguese government gradually begins to ease restrictions that had been put in place in response to the pandemic, prompting speculation over whether the May 13 celebrations would be able to take place as normal. The annual event typically draws hundreds of thousands from around the world to the shrine. Read more at Source – Catholic World Report
Judging from the above report, it seems that it might have been possible to allow the celebrations to take place as usual – and that would have been very fitting; a return to normality marked by the Fatima celebrations. Interesting that the Cardinal didn’t push for that. Interesting, but not too surprising these days when – in contrast to the Fatima Message – contemporary churchmen are more concerned with the health of the body than the health of the soul.
Still, we take a different view here, so share your knowledge about Fatima, your favourite parts of the Fatima events, hymns and prayers special to you, and your thoughts on the astounding miracle of the sun. Additionally, tell us if you think there is any relationship between the ongoing pandemic and Fatima, and if you have any ideas about when the Consecration of Russia will take place in the manner prescribed by God and revealed through Our Lady, be sure to let us know.
For bloggers and readers who may wish to attend the traditional Latin Mass on New Year’s Day, the Masses available include:
Society of St Pius X in Edinburgh – 12.30pm
Society of St Pius X in Glasgow – 6.30pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Archdiocese of Glasgow – 12 noon.
In the January newsletter, not yet published due to holidays, we are asking readers to make a special effort to bring to the Pope’s attention at the beginning of this new year, the increasing urgency of the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, in order to achieve world peace: write to His Holiness Pope Francis, Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City. (Do not add ‘Rome’ or ‘Italy’)…
That’s one New Year’s resolution done and dusted!
Now share any favourite hymns and prayers, videos, jokes and stories, to ease us into the new year and a new decade.