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THE THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA

Marian Apparitions & Catholic Prophecy

INTRODUCTION:

On May 13th of 1917, the Blessed Virgin first appeared to three Portuguese children at the Cova da Iria near the village of Fatima. The children were Lucy dos Santos, aged ten, and her two cousins, Jacinta, aged seven, and Francis Martos, aged nine. Our Blessed Mother appeared to them six times, asking for prayers, especially the daily recitation of the rosary and sacrifices for the conversion of sinners and of Russia. On the 13th day of six consecutive months from May to October of that year, our Blessed Mother repeated the same request to the children, and on the last occasion in October, seventy thousand people gathered and witnessed the Miracle of the Sun. She revealed to the children three secrets and entrusted to the eldest child who is now Sr. Lucia of Carmelites to reveal to the world the first two secrets concerning the existence of hell and the urgency of the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. Sister Lucia with the approval of her bishop revealed the first two parts in 1941. The third part known as the Third Secret of Fatima was submitted to the Bishop of Leiria in 1944. Our Lady asked the last part be made known to the faithful at the latest by 1960. It was presented to the Holy See in 1957. However, the Third Secret of Fatima had never been publicly disclosed by Vatican to the faithful. Consequently, many debates and speculations about the mysterious secret of which content for a long time could only be speculated by examining the comments or answers made by Holy Fathers and few others who had read the Third Secret.
 
 

QUOTATIONS OR EVENTS RELATED TO FATIMA:

Blessed Virgin Mary, at Fatima, 1917:

( Our Blessed Mother requested daily Rosary, sacrifices for the atonement's of the sins of the world, and the solemn public Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart carried out by the Holy Pontiff in unison with all Catholic bishops .)

" If My requests are granted ... there will be peace. "

" 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. "

( She showed the seers the horrified vision of hell in which human forms were charred in the fire of hell. )

" You saw hell where the souls of poor sinners go. In order to save them, God wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart in the world ... If people do what I ask, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. "

" In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted and a period of peace will be granted to the world. "

Pope John Paul II, at Fatima, 1982:

"...the almost Apocalyptic menaces looming over the nations and mankind as a whole."

 "... Today John Paul II reads the message of Fatima again, with trepidation in
 his heart, because he sees how many people and societies-how many
 Christians have gone in the opposite direction to the one indicated in the
 message of Fatima. Sin has made itself firmly at home in the world, and
 the denial of God has become widespread in the ideologies, ideas, and
 plans of human beings."

 Before concluding his talk, the Pope recited a prayer, called
 "apocalyptic" by the New York Times, as follows:

 "From famine and war, deliver us.
 From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of
 war, deliver us.
 From sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver us.
 From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God,
 deliver us.
 From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and
 international, deliver us.
 From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us.
 From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us.
 From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us, deliver us.
 May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of Hope."
 

Mgr. Loris Francesco Capovilla, the former secretary to Pope John XXIII (1958-1963), 10/20/97:

" The secret is not linked to the end of the millennium as people have claimed. Of course, more will die but you do not need divine inspiration to see that... there are a lot of atomic weapons around. It only takes one mad man to lose his head ..."

Pope Paul VI (1963-1978):

"... the smoke of satan entering the Church."

Pope John XXIII (1958-1963):

" I made no judgment ( about the secret). "

Pope Paul VI:

" ... I shall not say anything either. "

Pope John Paul II privately to German prelates in 1980:

" When you read that the oceans will inundate entire continents, and that millions of men will suddenly have life snatched from them from one moment to another - if you know this, there is no need to publish the secret."

On 5/13/81, Pope John Paul II was seriously wounded. He missed two bullets aimed at his skull as he bent down to look at a medal of the Lady of Fatima worn by a young girl in the crowd. In the recuperating room he read everything he could about Fatima, and he reread the Third Secret.

On 5/13/82, Pope John Paul II publicly thanked Blessed Mother for saving his life during his visit to Fatima.

Pope John Paul II, 12/8/83:

" Precisely at the end of the second millennium, there accumulates on the horizon of all mankind enormously threatening clouds, and darkness falls upon human souls."

Sr. Lucia, 1957:

"...and the devil knows what most offends God, and what will make him gain the most souls in the shortest possible time, he does everything to win consecrated souls from God, for in this manner he will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful defenseless, and so he will lay down hold of them more easily."

Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) said the secret did not pertain to the reign of his pontificate.

Sr. Lucia:

" The Blessed Virgin has told us that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth, and Russia will be the instrument of heavenly punishment for the world, if we do not obtain beforehand the conversion of that poor nation."

Pope John Paul II while recovering from his surgery due to the gun shot:

"... in these months, I have come to understand that only solution to all problems of the world, the deliverance from war, the deliverance from atheism, and from the defection from God is the conversion of Russia. The conversion of Russia is the content and meaning of the message of Fatima. Not until then will the triumph of Mary comes."

Sr. Lucia from 1969 to 1970:

" Let people say the rosary everyday. Our Lady stated that repeatedly in all her apparitions, as if to fortify us against these times of diabolic disorientation, so that we would not allow ourselves to be deceived by false doctrines... Unfortunately, the great majority of the people are ignorant in religious matters and allow themselves to be led in any direction... A diabolic disorientation is invading the world, deceiving souls!..."

"Their principal fault is they have abandoned prayer; in this way they have become estranged from God, and without God everything fails..."

" ... Gladly I sacrifice myself and offer my life to God for peace in His Church, for priests and for all consecrated souls, especially for those who are so deceived and misguided!"

".. the Virgin knew that these times of diabolical disorientation were to come. "

" It's (Third Secret) in the Gospel and in the Apocalypse, read them."

" ... we are in the last times of the world."

Cardinal Ratzinger (who read the Third Secret), on August 1984:

" The dangers threatening the faith, the importance of the last times and the fact that the prophecies contained in this Third secret correspond to what Scripture announces."

Pope John Paul II, 1980, in Germany did state that Sr. Lucia's text (the Third Secret) did speak of chastisements.

"... the chastisements cannot be averted, it is too late... the die was cast. The chastisements can be mitigated by praying the Rosary."

He also reiterated that he, as his predecessors, preferred to postpone the publication so as not to encourage the world power of communism to make certain moves.

Cardinal Ottaviani, Prefect of the Holy Office who read the third secret text to Pope John XXIII, 1957:

" the Secret has to be buried in the most hidden, the deepest, the most obscure and inaccessible place on earth. If there was one dominant element to the third secret, it is Russia."

Blessed Mother to Fr. Gobbi, 1970's:

"... He ( Pope John Paul II ) is the Pope of my Secret ... and I will receive his sacrifice."

Blessed Virgin Mary, 1917, Fatima:

" In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."

Blessed Mother to Fr. Gobbi, 9/15/87, Akita, Japan:

" A chastisement worse than flood is about to come upon this poor and perverted humanity. Fire will descend from Heaven and this will be the sign that the Justice of God has as of now fixed the hour of His great manifestation. I am weeping because the Church is continuing along the road of division, of loss of the true faith, of apostasy and of errors which are being spread more and more without anyone offering opposition to them. Even now, that which I predicted at Fatima and that which I have revealed there in the third message confided to a little daughter of mine is in the process of being accomplished. and so, even for the Church the moment of its great trial has come, because the man of iniquity will establish himself within it and the abomination of desolation will enter unto the holy temple of God."

Blessed Virgin to Maximin and Melanie, two French children, in la Salette, 1846:

" The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity..."

" ... God will strike in an unprecedented way."

" ...The chiefs, the leaders of the people of God have neglected prayer and penance, and the devil has bedimmed their intelligence... God will abandon mankind to itself and will send punishments which will follow one after other for more than thirty-five years ... Italy will be punished for her ambition in wanting to shake off the yoke of the Lord of lords. And so she will be left to fight a war, blood will flow on all sides. Churches will locked up or desecrated. Priests and religious orders will be hunted down and made to die a cruel death ..."

"... In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be loosened from hell; they will put an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to God.

" ... the Vicar of my Son will suffer a great deal because for a while the Church will yield to large persecution, a time of darkness and the Church will witness a frightful crisis."

"... The Holy Father will suffer a great deal. I will be with him until the end and receive his sacrifice. The mischievous would attempt his life several times to do harm and shorten his days but neither him nor his successor will see the triumph of the Church of God."

" And the civil governments will have one and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away with every religious principle to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and vice of all kinds."

" France, Italy, Spain, and England will be at war... For a time, God will cease to remember France and Italy because the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been forgotten..."

" ... Paris will burn and Marseilles will be engulfed. Several cities will be shaken down and swallowed up by earthquakes."

Sr. Lucia to Fr. Fuentes, 5/22/58:

" Father, Our Lady is very displeased because nobody took heed to Her message of 1917. Neither the good nor the wicked took heed. The good follow their ways without worrying, and do not follow the Celestial Norms; the wicked in the wide way of perdition, do not consider at all the threatened punishments."

"... many souls will fall in hell if we do not pray and do no penance. This is the cause of Our Lady's Sadness."

"... Many times Our Lady has told me that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth. Nations without God will be the scourge chosen by Him to punish mankind..."

"... Our Lady has explicitly said: ' We approach the last days', and repeated to me three times. First, she affirmed that the devil has given the decisive battle from which one of the two will come out victorious or defeated. We are either with God or we are with the devil.

" The second time she repeated to me that the last remedies given to the world are: The Blessed Rosary and the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ... there is no problem whether material or spiritual, national or international, that cannot be resolved with the Rosary and with our sacrifices. Said with love and devotion, it will comfort Mary, wiping many tears from her Blessed Heart."

Blessed Mother was believed to appear Nancy Fowler in Conyers of Georgia on the 13th of every month. Nancy wrote down many messages from Her and sometimes from our Lord Himself. From the content of the Divine Messages and the date of Her appearances, the apparitions in Conyers are considered as the extension of Fatima for US. For recent years, our Lady has visited Nancy only once a year on October 13th. Her last apparition was mentioned briefly in 10/13/97 Issue of USA Today. Nancy said that our Blessed Mother appeared to her for eight minutes. She said Her next visit would be Her last and a great war was coming. Nancy saw behind Her was the image of an aborted unborn.

TEXT OF THE THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA

(THE OFFICIAL TEXT OF THE THIRD SECRET FROM VATICAN WEBSITE )

On May 13th of  2000, The Holy Father Pope John Paul II revealed the Text of the Third Secret of Fatima to the
faithful. Follows are the official Text of Third Secret of Fatima:
 

I (Sr. Lucia)  write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.

After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God. Tuy-3-1-1944”.
 

MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON FATIMA:

Divine Requests of Fatima:

Daily Rosary and sacrifices for atonement's of sins, for conversion of sinners and of Russia; the official Consecration of Russia by the whole Church , by the Bishop of Rome in unison with all Catholic bishops to the Immaculate Heart of Blessed Mary.

Thus far, it is uncertain whether or not the Holy Pontiff has consecrated Russia to Blessed Mary as She requested. Many priests, bishops, and the faithful had earnestly asked several Popes to do so but due to various reasons they had not done so. The reason might be due to political and military pressure from the once powerful Soviet Union, due to the bureaucracy of Vatican, or due to the division among the bishops to prevent such an unified solemn Act led by their leader from taking place, or might be due to the Loss of Faith among all faithful rendering the Consecration meaningless and impossible to be realized.

In any events, it is now too late for fulfilling the Fatima's Requests as the Divine Chastisements are already fixed to the hours, can only be mitigated but cannot be averted!!!

World War III ( 1999 - 2028 or longer ):

The countries without God such as Russia, Iran, and China shall be chosen to carry out the Divine Chastisements. Up to two-thirds shall be perished with many nations annihilated from the face of the earth due to prolonged wars with nuclear and chemical weapons. The earth shall be so desolated and deserted that soil shall remain unploughed for years to come. The most devastated countries shall be the atheist or communist ones who carry out the Divine Justice and the blasphemous and rebellious once-Christian countries such as England, France, Italy, Spain, and the likes. The rest of the world shall be inflicted with either regional, bloody and nuclear wars or with natural calamities and starvation.

Conditions for Peace:

This World War III can only be stopped and peace shall come and the Immaculate Heart shall triumph if the requests from Fatima is being fulfilled. As the world has changed so much and its evils has reached to another level since 1960, therefore, the conditions for peace or an end to the worldwide slaughter have changed also. According to the Messages given to the visionary Ida of Amsterdam or Ida Peerleman by Blessed Virgin from 1951 to 1959, the lasting peace can only be achieved after:

1. The Pope has to proclaim the last and most solemn Marian dogma in which the Mother of God     is honored as the " Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate " of all mankind;

2. Together the Pope and all national leaders have to consecrate all nations to Her Immaculate Heart;

3. They have to pray in unison the short prayer that Blessed Virgin had taught us to invoke the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth and to put away all the enemies of the Church.

 ( Should we say that this is the back-up plan from our loving Mother, prepared just in case the original plan at Fatima failed? Please see The Marian Apparition given to Ida Peerleman which is linked below. )

Results - The Period of Peace:

1. One Faith and one Shepherd to all nations.

2. True Faith with Catholicism in which the Sacred Truth shall be taught based both on Sacred     Scripture and Tradition including the universal veneration of Blessed Virgin Mary among all men.

3. Complete obedience of all corporal leaders of all nations to the Holy See.

4. All social standards and moral values shall be drastically changed in conformity to the Teaching of     the Holy Gospel.

Unfortunately, it will take at least thirty years of bloody wars with weapons of mass destruction and many lives or souls lost for this sinful world to wake up, repent, and finally to conform to the Will of God. We should remember that the fervent prayers and repentant spirits of the faithful can shorten any war, thanks to the Almighty but Merciful God we have.

By refusing the Lord's Mercy conveyed to us through His own Blessed Mother during the last two hundred years, this haughty and sinful world is about to receive His Justice instead.

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The Lord Judge will say to some of us at the End:
" Away from Me, you cursed, as I do not know you!
Where were you while they killed the least of My brethren"
( Based on Matthew 26: 31-46)
( We can pray for the unborn, speak out against abortion, educate our teenagers, attend pro-life rally, support pro-life organizations, write to Congress and editorial letters,
and vote for pro-life candidates.)
 
 
 

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