Summer 1994

Issue 47

The Magnificent Promise for the Five First Saturdays (Part I)
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
Read this two-part article, by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, about Our Lady's magnificent promise given to those who make the Five First Saturdays. This first segment specifically addresses the history of Our Lady's request for the Five First Saturdays devotion.

The Antichrist
by Charles Martel
This article, abbreviated from an article published in the newspaper Catholic, discusses the Antichrist, the Great Apostasy, the Mass, the New Age Movement, satanism, and other aspects of the end times.

A Better Deal for the Poor Souls
Taken from The Voice of Padre Pio
This article explains the great necessity of praying for the poor souls in Purgatory, and the ways in which we will be repaid by the holy souls for this spiritual work of mercy.

Memories of My Mother ...
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Upon the death of his beloved mother, Father Gruner relates the circumstances surrounding her death, and he recalls some of his most beloved memories of her.

Jesus Wants His Holy Face to be More Honored
by Father Marcel Nault
Why did Jesus miraculously print His image on the Holy Shroud? He Himself gave the answer to Sister Pierina in 1936: "I firmly wish that My Face, reflecting the intimate pains of My Soul, the suffering and love of My Heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon Me, already consoles Me." This article by Father Marcel Nault explains the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus, including the eight promises to those who are devoted to His Holy Face.

What You Can Do - MUST Do!
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this article, Father Gruner explains that in this time of crisis only Our Lady can help us, and that we must choose to be on Her side and help bring about the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart.

Dear Friend of Our Lady
by Father Nicholas Gruner
Father Gruner appeals to the readers of The Fatima Crusader to continue their prayers and sacrifices for Our Lady's Apostolate, reminding us of the consequences for not heeding the Message of Fatima, which is being played out in certain current events.

Update! Update! Update! 
Catholic Bishops 2nd World Peace Conference 
by Father Nicholas Gruner
Father Gruner updates us on some of the preparations for the upcoming Bishops Conference in Mexico City. He also explains why he chose Mexico City as the location for the Bishops Conference.

The Roman Catholic Church:
The Absolutely Certain WAY to TRUTH
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
St. Alphonsus wrote this article over two hundred years ago but it is still very much relevant and will help us overcome the many errors spread among us today. As Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, He has given us the Infallible Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church as an unfailing instructor of the Truth.

A Little Piece of Heaven
by José da Silva
Read this beautiful account by José da Silva about his life as a young boy living near Fatima, taking part in celebrating the apparitions by making yearly pilgrimages to Fatima.

Fatima, a Classical Apparition (Part I)
by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
This article by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité on the apparitions of Fatima helps us appreciate the true treasure that Fatima is, and avoid being taken in by false apparitions. He reminds us that God has given us clear, easy and certain guidance for all of us (in these confusing times) through Our Lady's full Fatima Message. (See Issue #52 for Part II.)

Catholic Church still faces 'major obstacles' in Russia
Excerpts from L'Osservatore Romano
This is evidence from the official newspaper of the Vatican that despite the alleged "fall" of communism, the persecution of the Catholic Church still goes on in Russia, giving the lie to the so-called "conversion" of Russia.

A Plea to Our Holy Father
This is a petition letter to the Holy Father, which anyone can send to him (or just sign it and we'll send it on for you), that expresses gratitude and support to the Pope for what he has done to promote the Message of Fatima and requests that the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary be done.