- WHY FATIMA
- FATIMA CENTER
- PRAYER & DEVOTION
As you know, millions of Americans are glued to their television sets watching the horror of war unfold. They are not alone, for it is the same scenario around the world. One can only wonder what this is leading to.
Only God knows how much worse it will get, and whether or not it will explode into WWIII.
One thing is certain, and that is that the outcome will at least partially depend on what each of us does or does not do. If the response of most people is to carry on with life as usual, without changing a thing, then we are wasting these precious minutes God is giving us to avoid the catastrophic annihilation of nations and the Communist enslavement of the entire remaining world.
It is, so to speak, the eleventh hour. Still, if enough people begin praying the Rosary and offering sacrifices to make reparation for sin, then perhaps this tragedy that Our Lady of Fatima warned us about can be averted.
If enough people amend their lives and do the First Saturday Communion of Reparation and if the Holy Father and the bishops consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, then the war will end, Russia will convert to the Holy Catholic Faith, and there will be peace.
We are concerned that despite the seriousness of the situation in Iraq and other places, we are receiving some letters and phone calls that dont necessarily show that people understand the importance of the Holy Father and the bishops doing the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
People write in and suggest that perhaps Father should branch out in his work and do such things as working with the pro-life movement. A very worthy endeavor indeed, but the heinous crime of abortion will not go away until the Holy Father and the bishops do the Consecration of Russia.
We receive complaints about the intolerable situation within parish churches, such as the parish priest speaking heresy in their Sunday sermons, or the lack of reverence among the laity and clergy at Mass. There is only one thing that will right the post-Vatican II mess within the Church and that is the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
People write and say that they cant afford to donate to this apostolate any more because they have their favorite charities to give to and they only have so much to give.
They fail to understand that if the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is not done soon, there may be no favorite charity left to give to and the individual donor may not survive the coming devastation to donate to any charity.
Our Lady promised at Fatima that if Her requests are heeded that is if we amend our lives, pray the Rosary daily, do the First Saturday Communion of Reparation, and the Holy Father and the bishops consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, the world will be given a period of peace.
She is referring to true peace, that is, the peace of Jesus Christ in the hearts of all men.
We must choose what we want to have. Either we work and pray without ceasing for the Consecration of Russia, or we go on about the affairs of the world as if it didnt matter.
We are ultimately choosing between the following two scenarios
With the Consecration of Russia we will see the following: the dramatic conversion of the nation of Russia and its inhabitants to the one, true, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith, followed by the conversion of the world to Catholicism.
We will see the undoing of the errors of Vatican II and the return of all Catholics to the faith according to the teachings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church. These conversions will, in turn, result in the election of leaders of nations that will abolish ungodly laws and establish laws according to Catholic principles and Catholic Social Justice.
There will be no further need for the pro-life movement because there will be no abortion. There will be no need for military arms, because men will not want to make war. The current war (whether it is this one or one yet to come) at the time the Consecration is done, will end.
There will be no persecution of Catholics because the world will be Catholic. There will be no Communism, no anti-Catholic Masonry, etc., because satan and his human allies will be defeated.
Without the Consecration of Russia we are facing the following: World War III and the annihilation of nations. The remaining countries of the world (that is, those not annihilated) will be enslaved by Communism (it may not be called Communism but the laws, etc., will reflect it) under a one world government. That means a one world religion, which is an anti-God religion.
Life as we in North America now know it, although already slipping away, will completely cease to exist.
There will be persecution of all Catholics and others who profess belief in Jesus Christ. There will be no freedom to practice the Catholic Faith it will not be safe to be seen praying the Rosary or praying at all except as according to the formula the government gives you.
Therefore, no Rosary, no Brown Scapular, no crucifix, etc. These sacramentals, if found, would be confiscated and the owner would be tortured in an attempt by government officials to get him to renounce his faith and belief in Jesus Christ.
You will not be free to raise your children as you deem proper, nor to teach them the Catholic Faith. Indeed your children may be taken away from you to serve the state or will be taught from a very early age to spy on you and report anything you do which the government does not like. They will choose your childs education and career.
Your loved ones and friends may well disappear in the night, taken away and tortured or thrown into slave labor camps for years (if they survive) because they made some mild comment that the government or Big Brother did not like.
All of this is just a mild sampling of what is to come if we choose to do nothing and the Consecration of Russia is further delayed. These are the two choices before us. We either choose by doing or choose by not doing.
We have the warning of Pope Pius XII, who read the Third Secret of Fatima. In 1945 Pope Pius XII, in his Christmas Message to the Cardinals, said The world is on the verge of a frightful abyss...men must prepare themselves for suffering such as mankind has never seen.
Note that this was after the horrors and atrocities of WWII which had just ended. We must heed the requests of Our Lady of Fatima before it is too late.
In our more recent letters, we have been stressing the importance of praying the Rosary for world peace, for the Consecration of Russia, and in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary Who, as Our Lady of Fatima told us, is the only one Who can help us. We have been asking you and all our volunteers to help spread devotion to the Rosary.
We ask you to continue to do so, but particularly to seek to teach children. If possible, go to your parish schools and let them know that you can provide Rosaries and leaflets on how to pray the Rosary at no charge. If you are able to, you might even offer to teach the classes how to pray the Rosary.
We have the example of one of our apostolate supporters who, when her older son was in First Grade in a Catholic School, wanted to have his class taught how to pray the Rosary and have the class recite the Rosary together daily during the month of May.
She appealed to the class teacher and offered to provide the entire class with Rosaries. After realizing that the teacher felt unsure about teaching the children, our supporter offered to teach the class, and did so.
She went once a week for several weeks and during that time one of the other class teachers asked to have his class join in also, so that they could learn. Eventually the entire school joined in learning to pray the Rosary, and the school recited it daily during the month of May.
This was repeated by our supporter the following year and for 5 years after. The school was provided every year with the amount of Rosaries needed for the students by this apostolate. That was 12 years ago and the school has continued to do this ever since.
We would like to ask you to do the same if you are in a position to do so. We will provide the Rosaries and leaflets for free and continue to do so for as long as Our Lord and Our Lady provide us with the resources necessary.
About 18 months ago, we sent a beautiful newly printed color leaflet on How to Pray the Rosary as a thank you gift to our volunteers for all they do for us. At the time the apostolate was unable to provide it for free distribution because of the cost.
Although our resources have certainly not improved, but because of the current war in Iraq, other shaky political circumstances in the world, and the continuing crises within the Church, we feel strongly that we must, as best as possible, pull out all the stops to promote the Rosary, using whatever means Our Lord and Our Lady provide to us.
Therefore, the leaflet on How to Pray the Rosary, enclosed with this letter, is available to you and all our volunteers for free distribution in order to help spread this devotion a devotion critical for the salvation of souls and world peace.
We are asking our volunteers who are unable to distribute it, but who do pray for the apostolate, to offer extra Rosaries for the success of this campaign to promote the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary to our Catholic children.
Could there be words more beautiful and pleasing to God than that of the voices of little children praying the Rosary and the choir of their Holy Guardian Angels right along with them? The Guardian Angels of little children, as Our Lord tells us, always see the face of God.
How efficacious it is for the salvation of souls and world peace, then, to teach the little children to pray the Rosary.
For more copies of the leaflet, and for Rosaries, please call us at 1-800-845-3047 or fill in and return the enclosed reply form.
In the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
P.S.Enclosed is a post card for you to send to someone you think would like to purchase the book, The Devils Final Battle. For more of these post cards simply fill out the enclosed reply form or call us at 1-800-845-3047.
P.P.S.In February and March, you and our other volunteers distributed 224,737 pieces of literature, and 70,506 sacramentals; and made 7,314 Rosaries and 18,641 Green Scapulars.