- WHY FATIMA
- FATIMA CENTER
- PRAYER & DEVOTION
Make it known to My ministers, given that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, like him, they will follow him into misfortune. It will never be too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.
(Our Lord to Sister Lucy, Aug. 1931, Rianjo, Spain)
The current scandal within the Church has grievously wounded all of us who love our faith, the one true faith given to us by Almighty God Himself. But it has done much more than wound us, it has served to further weaken the faith of those whose faith was not strong, and alas caused some of those whose faith was already wavering, to leave the one true Church.
Unfortunately it has also given the anti-God, and anti-Catholic forces fuel in their relentless attempts to destroy Gods Church.
These are serious times which have left many Catholics speechless, horrified and embarrassed. Although many of us are saddened over what is happening, to those of us who volunteer for Our Ladys Fatima Apostolate and believe Her message, the deteriorating situation both in the Catholic Church and the world today comes as no surprise.
For those of us who trust in the Holy Mother of God and have been given the grace to know and believe Her Fatima Message, we know that things will only continue to get worse. We know this because She warned us that until more Catholics heed the requests She made at Fatima, and until the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is done by the Holy Father and the Bishops, there will be no change for the better.
The ailing Church will suffer even more as its various members become spiritually ill. For the whole Church is affected by the condition of its individual members. Unless we do as Our Heavenly Mother has asked, the world will be affected by the decline of the ailing Church and will continue to slip further into moral decline and there will be more wars being waged throughout the world leading eventually in the not distant future to the annihilation of nations.
The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer. Even worse is the increasing number of eternally damned souls.
God in His infinite mercy, has given us such a simple means to obtain grace and mercy for the salvation of souls, and subsequently for solving the many crises within the Church and the world. He has acceded to the request made of Him by Our Heavenly Mother, the Mediatrix of all Graces, for the graces She promises us for doing the Five First Saturday Communions of Reparation to Her Immaculate Heart.
She, the Mother of Mercy, pleaded with the Divine Justice on our behalf for the very sins committed against Her, which so outrage Her Divine Son.
How magnificent to be so beloved by such a wonderful Heavenly Mother Whom God entrusted His mercy to. So pleasing is this devotion to Her, that to those of us who heed Her request and do the Five First Saturday Communions of Reparation to Her Immaculate Heart, She makes a magnificent promise to assist at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for their salvation.
To those whom Our Heavenly Mother has given the grace to understand this all-important message, even more is expected for such a gift. She and Our Lord have asked us to not only heed the requests She made of us at Fatima, but also to do as much as possible to make this message known to others.
The most efficacious way to inform the greatest number of souls of this means of obtaining their salvation is through our Catholic priests who, in turn, will tell their flock. In the wake of the current Church scandal, we at the Fatima Center are redoubling our efforts to spread this message and in so doing, are striving to reach out to priests throughout North America, pledging our prayers for them and reminding them that there is a solution to the crisis within the Church and to the ever increasing threat of another world war.
We ask you to help us in this effort. In these times when there are forces in the world and within the very bosom of the Church seeking to silence Our Ladys Message, we are striving to reach out to priests and give them the proof of how important the Fatima Message is by showing them the great endorsement given by Almighty God.
Enclosed is a booklet which was printed within the last year, titled Gods Endorsement of Fatima. In explaining the Fatima Message, it presents the affirmations given by Heaven as proofs of the importance of this message for all mankind. Since the printing of this booklet, there has been a further proof given of the authenticity of this message: the official proclamation of May 13th as the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima by Pope John Paul II earlier this year. It is a feast of the Universal Church and is included in the new edition of the Roman Missal which was released this year.
Fatima is the only solution. Nothing else will work, nothing else and no one else can help except Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and Her Fatima Message. This is how God has ordained it.
We have Her word, that in the end Her Immaculate Heart will triumph, that the Holy Father and the Bishops will consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart and subsequently Russia will be converted and the world will be given a period of peace. But until that happens, very many souls will continue to fall into hell. So it is up to all of us to do as much as we can by heeding Our Ladys requests, offering as many prayers and sacrifices as we can for the conversion of sinners, and spreading this message to all who will listen.
Please pray for Holy Mother Church and for our priests. And if you have not already tried, please consider now reaching out to your parish priest. Ask him to read this booklet and give permission for you to place more in the church for other parishioners to read. If he is receptive, by all means show him other devotional materials which are free to our volunteers to help make this message known.
If he objects for any reason please let us know why. Whatever his reason might be, you might want to respectfully remind him that the message comes from the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. Whatever the real or imagined faults this booklet has, it relates the Catholic truth that She condescended to give when She delivered this important message to the world for the salvation of all mankind. The message and its importance is the same regardless of who the messenger is or what vehicle is used to transmit it.
For more copies of this booklet, please call our volunteer line at 1-800-845-3047 or return the enclosed reply form.
In the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
P.S. In the months of April and May, you and our other volunteers distributed 115,949 pieces of literature and 54,404 sacramentals, and made 5,537 Rosaries and 18,978 Green Scapulars.
P.P.S. We also encourage you to pass this booklet on to other souls, especially in the light of the current crisis in the Church referred to at the beginning of this letter because it will help to reaffirm everyone’s faith in Jesus and Mary. This booklet helps explain the fact that the Miracle of Fatima is a divine confirmation of all our Catholic Faith.