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Vigil of the Ascension
April 30, 2008
Dear Friend of Our Lady,
I couldn’t wait to send you this new prayer card with a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I probably should have waited until the month Holy Mother Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart but it was too lovely a prayer card to do that.
I wasn’t the only one at Our Lady’s Apostolate to feel as I do about how nice this prayer card is. I had to have them hidden away until I could send it to you. I wanted you and Our Lady’s other volunteers to get this prayer card first, before they are given away to other apostolate supporters.
Notice the prayer on the back appealing to Our Lord for the grace to do what He expects each of us to do with regard to promoting devotion to His Mother’s Immaculate Heart, working toward the Consecration of Russia and Our Lady’s subsequent Triumph, and promoting the devotions of the Nine First Fridays and the Five First Saturdays.
In various parts of the Fatima Message, devotion to the Sacred Heart is promoted along with devotion to the Immaculate Heart. (This is nicely outlined in the Fatima Center booklet, Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.)
You may recall that Sister Lucy said Our Lord asked for the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be joined with the Devotion to His Sacred Heart.
Here are Sister Lucy’s words in her letter of May 18, 1936 to her spiritual director: “Intimately I have spoken to Our Lord...I asked Him why He would not convert Russia without the Holy Father making that Consecration (i.e. the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and all the bishops). Our Lord replied, ‘Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that Consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary...and put the Devotion to My Mother’s Immaculate Heart beside the Devotion to My Sacred Heart’.”
For more copies of the Sacred Heart prayer card, or for copies of the booklet, Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, call us at 1-800-845-3047.
The Secret Still Hidden
By now you should have received from Father Gruner the new book by Christopher Ferrara called The Secret Still Hidden. Mr. Ferrara’s book illustrates in detail the proof that indeed the Third Secret of Fatima has not yet been fully revealed.
Our Lady of Fatima was very clear when She told Sister Lucy that the Third Secret must be revealed by 1960. The reason: because after that it will become clear — that is, the warning contained in the Secret will begin to unfold and we will begin to experience the effects of that warning in every aspect of our lives.
Because of the importance of Catholics world wide knowing about the Message of Fatima, and the fact that a secret given to the world by the Mother of God cannot be kept hidden when She Herself said it must be revealed, Father Gruner asks two special favors of you.
First, he asks that you read the book as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. Second, he asks that if you are in a position to do so, that you help us to get the book into the hands of other Catholics and the general public.
Here are some suggestions to accomplish this:
If you receive mail from these organizations, perhaps you can encourage them to start promoting Our Lady's full Fatima Message if they are not doing so. And if they persist in their error of neglecting some of the most significant parts of Our Lady's Message, or by spreading the wrong information, then you might want to re-direct your charitable funds to an organization that promotes the Full Fatima Message — i.e. The Fatima Center.
It is quite possible that many of the supporters of these organizations do not realize that is occurring.
Various organizations are collecting money on behalf of promoting the Fatima Message and if you are donating your hard earned money you might want to consider investigating — is it to promote half the Message of Fatima?... or a quarter of the Message of Fatima?...
This is what Our Lady meant when She said it (the Consecration of Russia) will be done, but it will be late. She meant that the longer the delay on the part of the Pope and bishops in doing the Consecration of Russia, the more souls will be lost for all eternity. She was referring to a spiritual punishment as well as a temporal punishment, but the spiritual punishment is the worst one.
This is not the time for Catholics to be afraid to take a stand and do all possible to promote Our Lady's full Fatima Message. We are in critical times and millions of souls have already been lost, while millions more are on the brink of being eternally lost.
These will win small temporary victories, but the real victory is the Consecration of Russia which will turn the Church and the world around, ushering in Our Lady's Triumph and the Social Reign of Christ the King.
If you are receiving mail from America Needs Fatima, I urge you to contact them and ask them to promote amongst their supporters Rosary campaigns for the release of the Third Secret and the Consecration of Russia. Use of donated money to campaign to stop abortion and blasphemy is buying a slice of pie for the same price as a whole pie.
And what about the full Third Secret? The Third Secret was given and intended to be revealed so that all of the mess of the last five decades could be avoided. The revealing of the full Third Secret should serve as impetus for Catholics around the world to storm the Vatican, insisting that the Pope and bishops do as Our Lady of Fatima requested.
We have the proof that abortion, etc., will not cease unless we have the Consecration of Russia. Despite all the prayers, all the picketing and petitioning going on for decades, abortion continues to spread around the world. The most recent conquests of the enemies of God are two of the most Catholic countries in the world — Spain and Portugal — where Our Lady of Fatima appeared! And the European Union is now planning to enact a law that all member countries of the EU must legalize abortion.
It was only through the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and the bishops. And in order for that to happen, prayers and sacrifices for that specific intention are necessary.
How can I say that? I can't, but Our Lady did! She said, “only I can help you,” and She gave us the means of obtaining that help. And it wasn't by picketing and petitioning theaters and other entertainment outlets.
Once the Consecration of Russia is done, the other problems will be resolved. All the prayers in the world are not going to stop abortion or blasphemy, or the continuing moral decay, unless the Consecration of Russia is done!
Only after the Consecration of Russia is done will the crisis in the Church and the world, the horrible moral decline, the blasphemies against Our Lord and Our Lady, and abortion, end.
But they fail to recognize that while these campaigns along with prayer may win small victories, the real victory that will end all of these horrors is the Consecration of Russia. It is this simple act by the Pope that Heaven has designated that will result in the conversion of Russia to the one Holy Catholic Apostolic Faith and the subsequent conversion of the world, and is the first and necessary step needed to herald Our Lady's Triumph of world peace, and the conversion of all mankind to Jesus Christ.
It is these two parts of the Fatima Message, the Third Secret and the Consecration of Russia that other organizations avoid or give a misleading spin on. The sad part is that these organizations collect money to make known part of a message, or focus on small segments of the Message of Our Lady. Some even spend a lot of time petitioning for good causes such as stopping abortion, blasphemy in the media and entertainment industry, etc.
I am of course referring to the release of the full Third Secret that Our Lady gave to the child seers of Fatima, which was to be revealed by no later than 1960 and instead was suppressed; and the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope in union with all the Catholic bishops of the world in a solemn public ceremony.
To the best of my knowledge, The Fatima Center is the only organization that promotes the full Message of Fatima. Many organizations talk about varying aspects of the Fatima Message, such as Our Lady's Fatima apparitions, the need for praying the Rosary, offering sacrifices, maybe even encourage the practice of the Five First Saturday Communion of Reparation. But they avoid, or completely ignore, or even worse, spread false information, about those parts of Our Lady's Message that are less popular.
What makes The Fatima Center Different?
This statue (which Father Gruner is caretaker of) is often referred to as a miraculous statue. That is because the statue often gives off different perfumes, and the facial expression changes. The change of facial expressions can be seen by comparing different pieces of our Fatima Center literature.
As you know, the Fatima Center also has a statue — the National Pilgrim Virgin of Canada Statue. This statue is seen in much of our apostolate literature and is a rare statue. It is one of only 25 statues that were made in Portugal, patterned after Sister Lucy's description of Our Lady, blessed by Pope Paul VI in Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1967, the fiftieth anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition at Fatima (sometime after that date approximately 15 more statues were made like this statue) for the express purpose of being used as a traveling statue to help make known Our Lady's Fatima Message.
3. America Needs Fatima features a particular statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that is seen on their literature. I do not know the source of their statue.
As you probably know from mail that Father Gruner sends, Fort Erie is the location of The Fatima Center Canada Office. The physical address of The Fatima Center is also the mailing address used in correspondence in Canada. The Canada office is one of the Fatima Center's two main offices in North America. The other main office is in Constable, New York.
2. Mail from America Needs Fatima shows a post office box address in the state of Pennsylvania; that is the address they use on their mail to supporters or potential supporters. I do not know if they have an actual office in Pennsylvania or not. But for some reason that escapes me, ANF also has a post office box address in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. You may not be familiar with Fort Erie, but it is a relatively small town. If America Needs Fatima has an actual office in Fort Erie, it is a well kept secret.
And as you know Father Gruner and The Fatima Center have been publishing The Fatima Crusader magazine since 1978.
1. America Needs Fatima (ANF) publishes a magazine called Crusade — which as best I can tell from their web site, the first issue was published in 1999.
The answer is no. But I can certainly understand the reason for the confusion:
The question most often asked — is America Needs Fatima a part of The Fatima Center or part of Father Gruner's group?
Frequently we receive phone calls and letters from supporters asking about an organization called America Needs Fatima (also referred to as TFP or Tradition, Family and Property).
America Needs Fatima — Part of
The Fatima Center? NO.
For more copies of the book, The Secret Still Hidden, or to help Father Gruner get this book into the hands of many others, please call us at 1-800-845-3047.
AND for a very limited time, during the month of May, which is dedicated to Our Lady in honor of our holy Queen of Heaven, Father is offering one extra copy of the book to give to someone else for $4.00.
Because of your dedication, your prayers and hard work as a volunteer for Our Lady’s apostolate, Father Gruner is offering you extra copies for your personal use (i.e. to give to family and friends) for $7.00 a book, which is less than half the selling price of $14.95.
In the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts,