Oct. - Dec. 1982

Issue 9 - 10

Dear Friends of Our Lady
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner responds to early reports that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart was duly performed by the Holy Father in “spiritual union” with all the bishops of the world. It is important to read the “News Flash” at the end of this edition of The Fatima Crusader, however.

“We Entrust, O Mary, and Consecrate the Whole World to Your Immaculate Heart”
by Pope John Paul II, taken from L’Osservatore Romano
On May 13, 1982, Pope John Paul II consecrated the world (but not specifically Russia) to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Published here is the entire text of this act.

A Reported Interview with Sister Lucy 
This is a reputed interview of several “Fatima experts” with Sister Lucy, reported in Soul magazine. This report has since been proven fraudulent.

13 May: Pope John Paul’s Homily at Mass in Fatima
Message of Mary’s Maternal Love
Read the complete text of Pope John Paul II’s homily on Mary’s maternal love, given at the Pontifical High Mass on May 13, 1982 in Fatima. It has various very important statements on the Fatima Message. Originally published in the May 17, 1982 English edition of L’Osservatore Romano.

Pope John Paul II Speaks on the Secret of Fatima
Reprinted here is an English translation of the dialogue, concerning the Third Secret of Fatima, between Pope John Paul II and a restricted group of German Catholics at Fulda during his visit to Germany in 1981. The account was originally published in October 1981 and translated for Approaches magazine (Hamish Fraser, editor).

The Church’s Duty in the Face of the Fatima Message
by Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie, O.C.D. 
Professor of Sacred Theology, Pontifical Faculty of St. Theresa, Rome

Reprinted here is the text of Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie’s talk given at Fatima on October 12, 1981, taken from Approaches magazine. This theological study is especially relevant in light of the state of the world and the Church, because when Our Lady of Fatima’s requests are fully obeyed, true peace will be established throughout the world.

The Story of Fatima (Part V)
This article is a continuation of the true story of the events of Fatima. This fifth installment continues the account of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima which took place on June 13, 1917. This segment also explains the events that occurred after this apparition, including the reaction of Lucia’s family, and then describes the third apparition of Our Lady, on July 13, 1917.

Opposition to Fatima (Part III)
This article is the third part of a series tracing the history of the opposition to the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. This installment explains the atheists’ opposition to the May 1920 Fatima pilgrimage.

Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love (Part VI)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
This is the sixth installment from Father Stefano Manelli’s book, which discusses Spiritual Communion and faith in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

Mary’s Intercession Is Necessary for Our Salvation (Part I)
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
This is the first part of St. Alphonsus de Liguori’s enlightening and heart-warming commentary regarding the necessity of Mary’s intercession for our salvation. In this part, St. Alphonsus explains that we should not be afraid to honor Mary, and provides replies to objections to this practice.

St. Maximilian Kolbe (Part I)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, whom Pope John Paul II has declared “the patron of our difficult century”, sets an example for us of how to truly love Our Lady. This segment, the first part of a brief biography of St. Maximilian Kolbe written by Father Stefano Manelli, discusses his family and childhood.

Last Minute News Flash
Sister Lucy says that the 1982 consecration of the world does not satisfy the request of Our Lady for the Consecration of Russia.