Oct. - Dec. 1983

Issue 13 - 14

Pray and Petition the Bishops Issue

Our Lady of Fatima Today
This short article contains a brief description of the history and prophecy of Our Lady of Fatima, the relationship between Fatima and Pope John Paul II, and information about the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Regarding the Consecration of Russia:
Sister Lucy’s Recent Authorized Statements
In order to better understand the 1982 act of consecration by Pope John Paul II, we present two unpublished news reports regarding Sister Lucy’s view of the consecration. In these reports, Sister Lucy tells us what the Pope must do to fulfill Our Lady’s request. She also explains why the consecration of May 13, 1982 did not fulfill Our Lady’s request.

The Heart of the Fatima Message
by Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie, O.C.D.
Professor of Sacred Theology, Pontifical College of the Teresianum, Rome

This article, which provides an explanation and understanding of the Message of Fatima, is from a talk given by theologian Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie, whose theological reflections on the Message of Fatima have been published in a number of journals.

World Peace Depends on the Catholic Bishops’ Response to Our Lady of Fatima
Important Recent Reports
This compilation of five reports from independent newspapers and magazines (including Soul) demonstrates that the May 13, 1982 consecration of the world did not fulfill Our Lady of Fatima’s requests, and how we still need the Collegial Consecration of Russia.

Our Lady of Fatima’s Demands Concerning Russia Not Yet Fulfilled
by Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie, O.C.D. 
Professor of Sacred Theology, Pontifical College of the Teresianum, Rome

Because there is such confusion regarding the 1982 consecration of the world, we reprint here a letter from Fatima authority Father Joseph de Sainte-Marie to Hamish Fraser, editor of Approaches magazine. This letter, published in the March 1983 Issue of Approaches, explains Father de Sainte-Marie’s observations concerning the damage done by misleading statements about the May 13, 1982 consecration of the world and Our Lady’s demand for the Collegial Consecration of Russia.

The Story of Fatima (Part VII)
This article is a continuation of the true story of the events of Fatima. This seventh installment continues to describe the events that occurred after the July 13, 1917 apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. It includes the effects on the three children and a brief explanation of Our Lady’s requests for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart and the Five First Saturdays. (See Issue #16 for Part VIII.)

Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love (Part VIII)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
In this eighth installment from Father Stefano Manelli’s book, Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love, he explains that Jesus in the tabernacle is adored by those who truly love Him, and He is loved in the highest manner by whoever adores Him.

Mary’s Intercession Is Necessary for Our Salvation (Part III)
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
This is the concluding part of St. Alphonsus de Liguori’s enlightening and heart-warming commentary regarding the necessity of Mary’s intercession for our salvation. In this third part, St. Alphonsus answers the question: What will become of us, what hope of salvation can we have, if Mary abandons us?

Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Peter’s
taken from L’Osservatore Romano
This article, taken from the December 1981 English edition of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, discusses Pope John Paul II’s institution of solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Peter’s Basilica. In view of the importance of Eucharistic Adoration and Reparation as re-emphasized at Fatima, readers should be encouraged by this initiative of the Pope.

St. Maximilian Kolbe (Part III)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
This segment, Part III of a brief biography of St. Maximilian, covers his early adulthood and specifically his zeal against masonry. 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. (See Issue #16 for Part IV.)

Saint Maximilian Kolbe on Freemasonry

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