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"In Cuba, we had the same types of insurance that you have in this country, underwritten by the very same companies. I had my newly built house insured against all risks and I lost lt.
Where will Americans flee? "We have Nicaragua, soon we will have El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Mexico. One day, tomorrow or five years or fifteen years from now, we're going to take 5 to 10 million Mexicans and they are going into Dallas, into El Paso, into Houston, into New Mexico, into San Diego, and each one has embedded in his mind the idea of killing ten Americans."
The Communist plan for the conquest of U.S.A. and Canada: "External encirclement, plus internal demoralization, plus nuclear blackmail, leading to progressive surrender."
1986 WE ARE NEXT: What will soon happen to us can be seen from Cardinal Obando y Bravo's and the Nicaraguan Bishops' report of what is now happening in our own backyards. See "Sandinistas 'Gagged and Bound' Us", "Two Catholic American Cardinals Defend Cardinal Obando y Bravo" and "Pope Condemns Brutal Expulsion of Nicaraguan Bishop by Communists"for this report.
We must more than ever listen to OUR LADY OF FATIMA because She said: "Only I can help you."
"If My commands are not heeded, Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church, the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated."
On June 13, 1929, Lucia received the greatest of all her visions. This was a climactic vision of the Most Holy Trinity in which Our Lady came to fulfill Her promise of July 13, 1917. Here are Sister Lucia's own words concerning this:
On August 19, 1931, Our Lord, speaking regarding the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, told Sister Lucy:
Your input counts to bring about the Consecration of Russia.
Sister Lucy has written before: "As for Russia, it seems to me that it will very much please Our Lord by working so that the Holy Father will achieve His designs. About three years ago, Our Lord was very displeased because His request had not been attended to and I made this fact known to the Bishop in a letter."
July 13, 1917. Our Lady said at Fatima, "In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, it will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world."
In May, 1936, Our Lord spoke with Sister Lucy. She describes this conversation as follows:
"Intimately I have spoken to Our Lord about the subject and not too long ago I asked Him why He would not convert Russia without the Holy Father making that consecration."
"Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,so that it may extend its cult later on and put the devotion to the Immaculate Heart beside the devotion to My Sacred Heart."
"But My God," (Lucia answered), "the Holy Father probably will not believe me, unless You Yourself move Him with a special inspiration."
"The Holy Father," (Our Lord answered), "Pray, pray a great deal, for the Holy Father. He will do it, but it will be late.Nevertheless, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will save Russia. It has been entrusted to Her."
Obviously, it is only through the Consecration of Russia that peace will come to the world, and Jesus wants everyone to know this.
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The 1,537,829,000 people enslaved by Soviet Russia (and its satellites) await their freedom. The millions of hungry people who go unfed because we spend billions of dollars in defense budgets are waiting.
Only when the Pope and the bishops consecrate Russia in a solemn and public manner on the same day to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will all those enslaved by Russia be freed. Only then will we be able to stop spending billions on defense and be better able to feed the world's hungry.
They Are Waiting. 1,500,000,000 of Them. Help Free Them.
Without doubt the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and all the Catholic bishops will take place. We are assured of this by Jesus and Mary. However, if it does not take place soon then there will be much more human suffering and hardship. Entire nations will be annihilated and the whole world enslaved to Communist Russia. Many more souls will be lost for all eternity.
Pope John Paul II has dedicated himself and his Pontificate to Our Lady, as his motto, "Totus Tuus" proclaims. He has already as Pope consecrated the world to Our Lady four times: on May 13, 1982; on October 16, 1983; on March 25, 1984; and on December 8, 1985. He has acknowledged publicly (see "Our Lady of Fatima Awaits the Bishops" in The Fatima Crusader Issue No. 16) that this is not all Our Lady is waiting for. He knows She wants Russia consecrated to Her in a special way, but he feels that he cannot do any more at this time. He needs your help! We at The Fatima Crusader do our part to bring these important facts to your attention. Help us to aid Jesus and Mary and Pope John Paul II and all those who suffer as they wait for the Consecration of Russia.
See What Response We Received from the
Apostolic Pro-nuncio of Canada to Our Petitions ...
The two Lithuanian priests pictured here are presently in Communist prisons for professing and working for the Catholic Faith. For teaching catechism and having a funeral procession on All Souls' Day, Father Tamkevicius, 48 years old, was sentenced in 1984 to 6 years' labour and 4 more years internal exile. Father Svarinskas was sentenced to 10 years.
As the Angel of Fatima said, "The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplication."
And Jesus said, "It is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary."
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See our Petitions below.
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Dear Jesus and Mary,
Yes, I understand that You have, at Fatima, made requests of me and of every member of the Faithful to wear the Scapular, to pray the Rosary every day, and to do our daily duty; that You want each one of us to consecrate ourselves to God, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I undertake to do all this. I am one of the more than 20 million persons of the International Fatima Rosary Crusade (IFRC) who have given their word to obey these requests of Yours.
These requests are summarized in the IFRC pledge which was given to the world through Sister Lucy of Fatima. She is the one You have appointed to make known devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I realize that by my prayers and obedience to your requests I will help the Pope and the bishops obey the very special command You have given them through the Message of Fatima. We know that You have entrusted the peace of the world and the conversion of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Similarly, You have entrusted it to the Pope and the bishops because you have said that it is "BY THIS MEANS" that Russia will be converted and peace given to the world. That is, ONLY through the Consecration of Russia in the manner You have commanded will bring about the conversion of that poor country. Only "BY THIS MEANS" will peace be given to the world.
We know that the Pope and the bishops have much pressure to endure from the enemies of Holy Mother Church in carrying out this command. Already the 20th Century has had more martyrs for the Catholic Faith than any other time. We know that Pope John Paul II was shot by Russian Communist agents in 1981. Mary our Mother told us at Fatima that the world would be punished for its sins by the persecution of the Church if it did not amend.
It is this persecution of the Church from within and without which still causes many bishops and their lay followers to obey the Vatican-Moscow Agreement squeezed out of the Vatican by the bloody persecution against the Church. Since this persecution is mostly hidden from the eyes of everyone, You gave the Great Sign on January 25, 1938, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, to let us know that we had entered this era of persecution against the Church.
I realize that by pledging to do my daily duty I not only pledge to do my duty to my immediate family and neighbors, but to do whatever good I can do as I go through life. As Saint James tells us in Sacred Scripture, "He who can do good and does not do it does evil." (James 4:17.) Since I have a right and an obligation, as Vatican II tells me, to bring matters of importance to the attention of my pastors, the Pope and the bishops, I shall do so. (Constitution of the Church, paragraph 37.) There is nothing more important for the salvation of souls than bringing about the Consecration of Russia. Therefore, I shall respectfully petition for this.
Yes, I do accept Your call to respond to Your Message. I know I am responsible in my own way to do whatever I can to see that the Consecration of Russia by the Pope, in union with the bishops, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary BE DONE WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY. I know that obedience to Your command is necessary for the salvation of souls.
I will start by PRAYING, OFFERING SACRIFICES, ROSARIES, NOVENAS, HOLY MASSES, HOLY COMMUNIONS AND VISITS TO THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT. I shall also GIVE ALMS according to my ability for this purpose.
I am enclosing my PETITION TO OUR HOLY FATHER THE POPE, and I promise to circulate these petitions wherever I can through my friends, relatives, neighbors, parishes, schools, prayer groups, newspapers, radio and television. I promise to tell many people about the importance of obeying this, Your command.
I enclose my alms and pledge to continue giving generous alms according to my means, so that finally, and very soon, this extremely important part of the Message of Fatima will be made known to the world. I will give to those groups who propagate the WHOLE Message of Fatima. I realize they need our continual support to keep this most combated aspect of the Message before the world's attention. I realize that the K.G.B. has SIX BILLION DOLLARS annually to fight against Our Lady of Fatima's Message. I know it is particularly against this part which concerns Russia that they employ their devious means to silence this important and integral part of Our Lady of Fatima's Message. I will do my part to counteract this by supporting those Fatima apostolates which courageously proclaim to the world God's command that Russia be properly consecrated by the Pope together with all the bishops.
Thank you, Jesus and Mary, for allowing me the privilege of taking part in the saving of' souls. I do accept. In Your boundless Mercy You have again given us another chance to save our very own souls and the souls of our loved ones. I pledge obedience to Your command.
I shall do my part by my prayers and sacrifices. I shall also forward my signed petitions to the International Fatima Rosary Crusade to bring to the Pope, and finally, I shall support this work by my alms.
Faithfully, lovingly, obediently yours,
Jesus told Sister Lucy to pray and sacrifice herself for the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and all the Catholic bishops in a solemn and public way. We too are called to pray and make sacrifices for this intention because we know that our peace and freedom and survival are dependent upon the obedience of the Pope and bishops to this request. Since the Pope is dependent upon grace — the graces of intellectual light and moral courage in the face of the obstacles the devil and Soviet Russia put in his way — the Pope is dependent on our prayers to obtain the necessary graces to obey this request of Our Lady. It is only by this means that peace and freedom and survival will be given to the world.
Therefore, we ask you to help Sister Lucy by your prayers and sacrifices for the Holy Father. Please indicate how many Rosaries, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, Hours of Adoration before Jesus Solemnly Exposed in the Blessed Sacrament, Masses and Holy Communions and Confessions you will offer to God for the intention that the Holy Father will be unhindered and able to fulfill this request for the Collegial Consecration of Russia very, very soon, without resistance from any bishops or from any State or Government putting obstacles in his way.
Please forward your Pledge of Prayers together with your Petition to Father Nicholas Gruner, c/o The Fatima Crusader (see address below).
Most Holy Father,
Vatican Council II states that the faithful have the obligation and right to make known to their pastors what their spiritual needs are (Const. on the Church, Par. 37). It has been solemnly defined by Vatican I (Denzinger 1830) and the Council of Lyons (Denzinger 466) that we have the right to have recourse to Your Holiness in these matters which pertain to ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
It is because of our obligation to Jesus and Mary to do our duty that we now come to you to beg that: (1) You officially unveil to us the Secret of Fatima as Our Lady wants all the faithful to know it; (2) That the command of silence imposed on Sister Lucy in the time of your predecessor be lifted and that Sister Lucy be allowed to speak to the world, freely, openly, publicly, clearly and completely; may she be allowed to tell the whole world what the precise requests of Our Lady of Fatima are without anyone or any group obscuring Her Message; (3) That Russia be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the solemn and public manner commanded by Jesus and Mary in the Message of Fatima because it is only "by this means" that Russia will be converted and peace given to the world.
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