(LifeSiteNews) – “If My requests are not granted, Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will suffer much and various nations will be annihilated.”
So prophesied Our Lady of Fatima. And her prophecy has come true. There are entire nations being annihilated: ‘nations’ of the unborn. Two billion unborn babies have been denied their God-given right to life. And how many more would have been born from those babies had they been allowed to live? Billions more. Entire nations have already been annihilated.
‘If My requests are not granted…’
Will the pope ‘consecrate’ or merely ‘entrust’ Russia to the Immaculate Heart? Will he order the world’s bishops to join him in this consecration? Will he pronounce the word ‘Russia’ or will he merely consecrate ‘humanity’ to her Heart?
So many questions have been plaguing us. So many legitimate worries and concerns have been expressed. But we also need to constantly remind ourselves of one thing – Our Lady said: “My requests,” in the plural, meaning that we, too, have a significant mission to fulfill. We must pray, do penitence, and make reparation for the sins against the Immaculate Heart. What sins could be comparable to the worldwide sin of abortion? What could compare to this source of suffering for the maternal Heart of Mary? The whole culture of death is the great sin against her pure motherly Heart. Are we responding to Our Lady’s call? Are we all practicing the first five Saturdays devotion as She requested? Such a simple thing, so little to ask, and yet so few of us heed Our Lady’s call. And so, what was announced has happened.
‘…Russia will spread its errors throughout the world…’
Free speech was severely restricted, those who had retained some degree of sanity dared not speak the truth for fear of losing their livelihood. Doctors, pharmacists, and nurses were threatened with losing their jobs if they did not participate in abortion. Teachers were enlisted to spew out the propaganda of the culture of death to the children and adolescents confided to them at school.
Big government pushed the big abortion industry ever more and more. The culture of death spread its tentacles further and wider each day. When and where was all this happening? In Russia, the first country to legalize abortion, just after the Bolshevik revolution, then in Poland and across Eastern Europe, where Communist Russia next spread her errors, and finally in Western Europe and America, now doing their worst to spread this deadly culture across the globe.
But Satan and his human accomplices today are not at all content with the abysmal number of babies being aborted today: 1 in 4 is far from being enough to appease the fiends of hell who thirst for the blood of babes. No, abortion must be pushed and promoted in the mass media, pop culture, and school curricula worldwide. And abortion legislation must be always more ubiquitous: they are legalizing it where it was illegal, lengthening the time when it may be practiced where its legality was limited, even up to birth.
‘…raising up wars and persecutions against the Church.’
Such grave errors and sins have led to the persecution of the Church. Pope Benedict XVI spoke the following harsh words of truth when he visited Fatima in 2010, in which he revealed the link between the prophesies of Fatima and the grave crisis in the Church:
“As for the new things which we can find in this message today, there is also the fact that attacks on the Pope and the Church come not only from without, but the sufferings of the Church come precisely from within the Church, from the sin existing within the Church. This too is something that we have always known, but today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church, and that the Church thus has a deep need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn forgiveness on the one hand, but also the need for justice. Forgiveness does not replace justice.”
Today’s Church is indeed being persecuted from within. Amongst the worst persecutions from within is the false teaching of its pastors, including the lies of the culture of death, as we have seen with the revamped Pontifical Academy for Life, which ought to replace the word ‘Life’ with ‘Death’, a new name for a new mission.
Please read the latest from LifeSiteNews about the text of the Act of Consecration which was just released by the Vatican: 'BREAKING: Text of Pope Francis’ consecration of ‘humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine’ released'
PETITION UPDATE (3/23/22):
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25.
On March 15, the Holy See Press Office wrote:
On Friday 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance at which he will preside at 17.00 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The same act, on the same day, will be carried out in Fatima by His Eminence Cardinal Krajewski, Apostolic Almoner, as envoy of the Holy Father.
This unexpected and monumental announcement comes after the Catholic bishops of Ukraine issued an urgent and heartfelt plea to the Holy Father on Ash Wednesday, asking that he make the consecration as Our Lady of Fatima had requested. The bishops wrote:
Responding to this prayer, we humbly ask Your Holiness to publicly perform the act of consecration to the Sacred Immaculate Heart of Mary of Ukraine and Russia, as requested by the Blessed Virgin in Fatima.
May the Mother of God, Queen of Peace, accept our prayer: Regina pacis, ora pro nobis! In July 1917, Our Lady of Fatima gave the three visionaries this message, asking for the explicit consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart:
To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.
Our Lady of Fatima then repeated the request in 1929, when she appeared to Sr. Lucia saying:
"The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make, and to order that in union with him and at the same time, all the bishops of the world make the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to convert it because of this day of prayer and worldwide reparation."
While Pope John Paul II made an “entrustment-consecration” of the world, including Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984, he deliberately avoided making the explicit mention of Russia as Our Lady had requested.
Following the announcement that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine, LifeSiteNews is now asking the Pope to ensure that the consecration is performed precisely as Our Lady of Fatima requested. In order to fulfil the request Our Lady made, the Pope must "order" the "bishops of the world" to make the consecration of Russia "in union with him and at the same time."
Along with this, the day of consecration must be a "day of prayer and worldwide reparation."
The importance of the specifications made by Our Lady was noted by Sr. Lucia. Having seen a copy of Pope John Paul II’s consecration text prior to the 1984 “entrustment-consecration,” she said “That consecration cannot have a decisive character.”
Then in 1985, following Pope John Paul II’s "entrustment-consecration," Sr. Lucia observed that:
"There was no participation of all the bishops, and there was no mention of Russia." She was then asked, "So the consecration was not done as requested by Our Lady?" to which she replied: "No. Many bishops attached no importance to this act."
With Pope Francis’ proposed consecration only days away, LifeSiteNews is urging him to fulfil the request of Fatima, to "order" the bishops to join him in making the consecration and to make the day one of “prayer and worldwide reparation.”
Bishop Athanasius Schneider has also composed a prayer to be said for the consecration of Russia, in the manner Our Lady asked for:
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, you are the holy Mother of God and our tender Mother. Look upon the distress in which the Church and the whole of humanity are living because of the spread of materialism and the persecution of the Church. In Fatima, you warned against these errors, as you spoke about the errors of Russia. You are the Mediatrix of all graces. Implore your Divine Son to grant this special grace for the Pope: that he might consecrate Russia to your Immaculate Heart, so that Russia will be converted, a period of peace will be granted to the whole world, and your Immaculate Heart will triumph, through an authentic renewal of the Church in the splendor of the purity of the Catholic faith, of the sacredness of Divine worship and of the holiness of Christian life. O Queen of the Holy Rosary and our dear Mother, turn your merciful eyes to us and graciously hear this our trusting prayer.
+Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana
PETITION UPDATE (3/2/22) -
The Ukrainian Catholic bishops have specifically asked Pope Francis to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, according to the request of Our Lady of Fatima.
Here is a link to their Ash Wednesday letter: http://kmc.media/2022/03/02/yepyskopy-ukrayiny-prosyat-papu-prysvyatyty-ukrayinu-ta-rosiyu-sercyu-mariyi.html
Please WATCH the new John-Henry Westen show about this momentous event: https://www.lifesitenews.com/episodes/ukraines-catholic-bishops-ask-pope-francis-to-consecrate-russia-to-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary
Then, please read LifeSiteNews latest story on this amazing development: 'Ukraine’s Catholic bishops ask Pope Francis to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary'
The great drama now is the Russian invasion of Ukraine. How far will it go, how will the West and especially the U.S. respond, and will China now be tempted to attack Taiwan? These questions are on everyone’s mind, including fear that it might lead to a far greater war.
It is hard to know exactly what to say other than Russia’s invasion must be condemned. And, that the world must now pray for peace.
Keeping those things in mind, LifeSite now proposes to resurrect this petition - now, more urgent than before - asking Pope Francis to reconsecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Please SIGN and SHARE this important petition to Pope Francis, imploring him to reconsecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the same way that Our Lady of Fatima asked in 1917.
We humbly ask Pope Francis to use the following wording:
“In accordance with Our Lady’s request at Fatima, I, Pope Francis, consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in union with all the bishops of the world.”
“I also consecrate Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in union with all the bishops of the world.”
The bishops’ wording should be:
“In accordance with Our Lady’s request at Fatima, I, _______________, consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at the same time as, and in union with, Pope Francis.”
Speaking in Rome only 5 years ago, Cardinal Raymond Burke called on the Catholic faithful to “work for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” in fidelity to the request by Our Lady of Fatima.
The Cardinal explained:
"Certainly, Pope Saint John Paul II consecrated the world, including Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984. But, today, once again, we hear the call of Our Lady of Fatima to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, in accord with her explicit instruction."
This call, whether in 1917, or 1984, or in 2017, is EVEN MORE relevant today!
Pope Saint John Paul II himself wanted to name Russia explicitly in his Consecration, but in the end yielded to pressure not to from advisors. Cardinal Josef Cordes, former president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, confirmed this fact on May 13, 2017, based on his own conversation with the sainted pope.
However, after several years of confusion, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published "The Message of Fatima," on June 26, 2000, in which we learn that Sr. Lucia confirmed that the Pope's consecration was, in fact, done according to Our Lady's wishes (emphasis added):
Sister Lucia personally confirmed that this solemn and universal act of consecration corresponded to what Our Lady wished ("Sim, està feita, tal como Nossa Senhora a pediu, desde o dia 25 de Março de 1984": "Yes it has been done just as Our Lady asked, on 25 March 1984": Letter of 8 November 1989). Hence any further discussion or request is without basis.
But, Cardinal Burke explained why a consecration including Russia is so important: "[It] is at once a recognition of the importance which Russia continues to have in God’s plan for peace and a sign of profound love for our brothers and sisters in Russia."
For those who may object to calling for the reconsecration of Russia, on the basis that it has already been done, Cardinal Burke recalled the words of Pope St. John Paul II who, in 1982, during his consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart noted: “Mary’s appeal is not for just once. Her appeal must be taken up by generation after generation, in accordance with the ever new ‘signs of the times’. It must be unceasingly returned to. It must ever be taken up anew.”
Burke, former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, gave his address in the month of the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima’s first apparition to the three shepherd children.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this urgent petition to Pope Francis, urging him to reconsecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and imploring God to quell the hostilities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Russia’s invasion is an opportunity to recall the message of Our Lady of Fatima' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/russias-invasion-is-an-opportunity-to-recall-the-message-of-our-lady-of-fatima
'Russia attacks Ukraine: explosions in multiple cities as troops move across borders' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/russia-launches-attack-on-ukraine-explosions-in-multiple-cities-as-troops-move-across-the-border/
‘The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will suffer much…’
The ways of Divine Providence are a mystery beyond anything we can truly fathom. Who would have predicted that Pope Francis would propose to fulfill Our Lady of Fatima’s request? After several long years of a pontificate plagued with infidelity, from a continuous stream of ambiguity to occasional outright heretical catechesis, from the troubling teaching on marriage in the post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, to the idolatrous veneration of the Pachamama idol at the Vatican, who would have guessed such a turn of events?
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And yet, God, in his Infinite Wisdom, is watching over us still. And Our Lady, who is, as it were, his Mercy incarnate, is incessantly pleading for us. So, the long awaited Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and the bishops of the world in union with him, we hope and pray, may finally be fulfilled. Even if all the conditions are not actually fulfilled, it surely will be a showering of graces upon our wayward world and crisis-racked Church.
One grace we should be praying for is the conversion of Pope Francis, so that he may behave and speak as one would expect of the Supreme Pastor of the Church. Should our prayers be answered, instead of making the flock suffer, as, if truth be told, our unfortunate pope does, he himself “will suffer much.”
‘…and various nations will be annihilated.’
The annihilation of entire nations! What a terrifying sword threatening to strike us at any moment! Will it be World War III, a nuclear war, starting in Ukraine and spreading throughout the world? This is what we fear when we think about current events.
But what about the war being waged on the unborn? What of these 2 billion babies massacred mercilessly in the womb over the past half century? The world’s population being about 8 million, these victims represent a quarter of the present-day global population. One in four babies is sacrificed in the satanic ritual of abortion. Can these countless victims not represent the “various nations [that] will be annihilated”?
Was Our Mother not thinking of these tiny, defenseless human beings slaughtered in what should be the safest haven in the world, the wombs of their mothers?
The solution: Consecration to Our Lady’s Eucharistic Heart
For those of us who do heed Our Lady’s call to do the first five Saturdays devotion, can we do more? Of course, we can, and we must. The very spirit of this devotion should be the air we breathe, in and out, every second of the day: prayer and penitence, for our sins, for the sins of the world, for the incommensurable sin of the endless sea of blood of aborted babies.
Our world is becoming one vast infant tomb. We must console Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, pierced by as many thorns as there are murdered unborn babies. What more can we possibly do besides lament?
Besides taking seriously the first five Saturdays devotion; let’s pursue the spirit of this devotion more deeply. How so? Here is what we can do:
Let’s all kneel down and pray, each one in our own language, but united under the mantle of Our Lady, calling out to Her under the beautiful titles given to Her in all the places where She has graced us with her presence throughout history, and, through her intercession, stop the slaughter of the unborn once and for all. Through Her, in Her, and with Her, anything is possible. For She has given us the mightiest weapon: Her Son.