The Impending Great Chastisement
Revealed in the Third Secret of Fatima
by Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
The Message of Fatima, and in particular the Third Secret reveals The Great Chastisement by which God will punish the whole world for the crimes of sinful humanity if people do not repent and stop offending God. On October 13, 1917 at Fatima, in the moment before the great Miracle of the Sun, the Blessed Virgin said, "People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more for He is already too much offended."
Our Lady warned of the gravest consequences if this warning is not heeded. The greatest consequence and ultimate chastisement for unrepentant souls is the eternal punishment of hell. It was in order to prevent the eternal damnation of souls redeemed by the Blood of Our Divine Savior Jesus Christ that His Most Holy Mother came to Fatima. Thus She explained in the apparition of July 13, 1917:
“You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.”
The Blessed Virgin’s request that people “amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins” was not heeded. Our Lady of Fatima told Blessed Jacinta, "wars are punishments for sins of the world.”1 It was revealed to the holy priest Père Lamy that World War One was a punishment specifically for “blasphemy, the desecration of marriage and Sunday labor”. In the apparition of July 13, 1917, Our Lady foretold that, “The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI.”
Unfortunately people did not stop offending God, and the worse war, World War II broke out during the reign of Pius XI.2
Our Lady revealed to Sister Lucy the sign that would indicate the onset of the impending chastisement:
“When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is going to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.”
On the night of January 25, 1938, Sister Lucy saw the ominous red glow Our Lady had foretold would be the great sign that God was “going to punish the world by means of war, famine and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father”. On the following day the strange phenomenon of the “illuminated night” was reported in newspapers across Europe and North America.3 Sister Lucy understood that the punishment of the world was about to begin, and several weeks later, in March (1938), Hitler invaded Austria and annexed it to Germany, and this act began the escalation of events which transformed the various aggressions of Germany, Italy and Japan into World War II.
World War II could have been prevented if the requests of Our Lady of Fatima had been heeded. She had already promised, "If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace." Our Lady emphasized that the only way that peace can be obtained is by obedience to Her requests when She asked for the praying of the daily Rosary "in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary in order to obtain peace for the world ... because only She can help you."
It was precisely to prevent the chastisement of the world, "by means of war, famine (and) persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father" that Our Lady of Fatima requested the consecration of Russia and the devotion of the First Saturdays. Her exact words were: "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." The promise connected with this request is: "If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace."
It is of the utmost importance to bear in mind that World War II was only the beginning of the threatened chastisements. If people do not repent and amend their lives then more severe chastisements will follow. Our Lady had foretold in particular the punishment of the second World War when She said, "The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI." This particular chastisement has already taken place.
The threatened punishment of the world "by means of war, famine, persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father" is a far more general prophetic warning that has only been partially fulfilled. Whether or not it will take place is contingent on the fulfillment or non fulfillment of Our Ladys requests. The chastisement is fully revealed in the not yet published third part of the Secret, while being only mentioned in a general manner in the second part. What Our Lady said about it in the second part of the Secret is:
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.
It was on June 13, 1929, in Tuy, Spain that the Blessed Virgin appeared to Sister Lucy and fulfilled Her promise that She would "come to ask for the consecration of Russia" to be performed by the Pope together with all the bishops of the world. Our Lady’s words requesting the consecration were written down by Sister Lucy: "The moment has come in which God asks of 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 save it by this means …"4 This solemn act of consecration of Russia to be performed by the Pope and all the bishops of the world at the same time has never been done. There has never been any act of consecration of Russia (or of the world or of anything else for that matter) performed by the Pope and all the bishops of the world at the same time. None of the acts of consecration performed by Pius XII, Paul VI or John Paul II were performed by all the bishops of the world at the same time. This is a plainly established historical fact against which there can be no argument — contra factum non est argumentum.5
It was God’s will that the requested act of consecration be accomplished quickly: On January 21, 1935, Sister Lucy wrote: “About three years ago, Our Lord was very displeased because His request had not been attended to and I made this fact known to the bishop in a letter … from an intimate conversation with Him, it seems that He is ready to show mercy towards Russia as He promised five years ago and which He wishes so much to save.” On August 19, 1931, Our Lord Jesus Christ appeared to Sister Lucy with the message, “Make it known to My ministers, seeing that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My demand, they will also have to follow him into misfortune.”6
This is a very stern warning spoken by Jesus Christ Himself, since the example to which He refers was that of the disobedience of the French King who failed to consecrate France to His Sacred Heart. That request was made by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. It was revealed to St. Margaret Mary who communicated it to King Louis XIV. Louis XIV and Louis XV did nothing, and finally, after being jailed, Louis XVI tried to obey the command of God but could not make the required public and solemn act, and in 1793, he was beheaded at the guillotine.
Our Lord has made it unequivocally clear that a certain period of time has been given to the Pope to perform the requested consecration of Russia, after which, if the consecration will still not have been performed properly, then some of the pastors of the Church will pay for this omission with their lives. This is plainly depicted in the vision of the Third Secret published on June 26, 2000. In that vision the Pope is killed by a group of soldiers, and other high ranking prelates are killed as well.
The Vatican apparatus has attempted to interpret the vision of ‘the bishop in white’ as a prediction of the May 1981 assassination attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II. The Fatima Crusader has amply demonstrated that the interpretation of the vision published by Cardinal Ratzinger on June 26, 2000, is a fraudulent attempt to place the fulfillment of future events foretold in the vision in the past. The motive for this fraudulent interpretation is to promote the idea that the consecration of Russia has already been done and therefore, as Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone says, the “period of history marked by tragic human lust for power and evil” has been brought “to an end.” In other words, what Our Lady requested has already been done so we need not concern ourselves about that any more.
Cardinal Sodano stated on May 13, 2000 “the events to which the third part of the ‘secret’ of Fatima refers now seem part of the past..." Sodano’s interpretation of the vision is like an attempt to fit a square peg into a round hole: it crudely explains the prophecy of a future event, a pope being killed by military personnel i.e. by a band of soldiers, in terms of a past event, the failed assassination attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II by a lone civilian gunman. Sodano’s interpretation is plainly fraudulent: Cardinal Sodano changed the words of the prophecy that refer to the killing of a pope, “on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers,” to, “he too falls to the ground, apparently dead.” A prophecy foretelling the future killing of a pope is thus transformed by verbal trickery into a prediction of the failed attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II in 1981.
In the booklet entitled The Message of Fatima, Cardinal Ratzinger lays down his first principle for interpreting the vision: “First of all we must affirm with Cardinal Sodano: … the events to which the third part of the secret of Fatima refers now seem part of the past.” The statement is a deliberate deception: when Cardinal Ratzinger spoke of the ‘Third Secret’ in his November 11, 1984 interview with Jesus magazine, he said, “the things contained in this ‘Third Secret’ correspond to what has been announced in Scripture, and has been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions …”
It is manifestly evident that these words of the Cardinal did not refer to a failed assassination attempt three years earlier that was neither announced in Scripture nor foretold in many Marian apparitions — nor did they refer specifically to the vision published in June 2000. On the contrary, they referred to the future events foretold by the Blessed Virgin, in “the letter" of January 1944 to Bishop da Silva, “in which Sister Lucy wrote down the words which Our Lady confided as a secret to the three little shepherds in the Cova da Iria.”7 This is the ‘Third Secret’ that Sister Lucy revealed on September 2, 1952 to the emissary of Pope Pius XII, Father Schweigl, who explained that the ‘Third Secret’ is “the continuation of Our Lady’s words: In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved etc.…”8 This is properly the ‘Third Secret’ of which Cardinal Ratzinger spoke saying, "the things contained in this ‘Third Secret’ correspond to what has been announced in Scripture, and has been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions." This position has been confirmed by the nephew of Sister Lucy, Father Jose dos Santos Valinho, who plainly stated his view on February 14, 2003 on the Italian TV program Enigma, that the third part of the secret is closely connected to the second part. It concerns the Church: war, persecution and the loss of faith. There will be a universal crisis in the Church and in the whole world.9 Thus, it corresponds to the Virgin’s words in the second part of the Secret: “The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated”. In particular it corresponds to the July 13, 1917 revelation that God was “going to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father”. Father Valinho also plainly maintains that the third part of the Secret is the continuation of the second part of the Secret that ends with the words, “in Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved, etc.”… His precise words: "the three dots (after the etc.) indicate ‘here is the third part that is not yet revealed’.”
It is important also to consider, that after a certain point, such as the outbreak of a world war, the pastors of the Church may be physically unable to carry out the consecration, as was the case with Louis XVI, who unsuccessfully attempted to carry out the consecration of France after it was already too late to save France from the revolution and the Reign of Terror. Judging by what Our Lord foretold to Sister Lucy, it appears that the chastisement of the world mentioned in the second part of the Secret and depicted in the vision of the third part will take place before the consecration will have been accomplished. What Our Lord said to Sister Lucy is this: “The Holy Father, pray much for the Holy Father, he will do it but it will be late.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, explained why this act of consecration is so necessary. In a letter, dated May 18, 1936, Sister Lucy wrote: “About the other questions, if it will be convenient to insist in order to obtain the consecration of Russia … I have spoken to Our Lord about the subject and not too long ago I asked Him why He would not convert Russia without the Holy Father making the consecration, (He replied) ‘Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary so that it may extend its cult later on and put the devotion to this Immaculate Heart beside the devotion to My Sacred Heart … Nevertheless, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will save Russia. It has been entrusted to Her’.”
The ultimate purpose for the consecration of Russia is not the conversion of Russia or world peace. The conversion of Russia and world peace are graces promised by God to be obtained by means of that consecration, but the ultimate purpose of the consecration is to save souls from hell by establishing the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady Herself said, “To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.” On June 13, 1917, the Holy Virgin said that it is Jesus, Who wishes to establish this devotion: “He wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. To whoever embraces this devotion, I promise salvation; those souls will be cherished by God, as flowers placed by Me to adorn His Throne.” It is for the salvation of souls that Heaven requests the consecration of Russia. “The salvation of souls ... is always the supreme law of the Church.” (Can. 1752) Those who oppose or hinder the consecration for whatever reason set themselves in opposition to the supreme law of the Church and are therefore criminals in the sight of God.
The consequences of disobedience to Heaven’s requests will be incalculable and catastrophic. Those who claim that Our Lady’s requests have been fulfilled and the consecration of Russia has been done have lost touch with reality. Navarro-Valls, the Vatican spokesman in September 2002, made mention of the fact that the Catholic Church is presently persecuted in Russia. Our Lady of Fatima warned that Russia would persecute the Church if Her requests were not heeded. She said, “If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace …”
Two hundred and fifty thousand American ground troops and one third of the British Air Force have been sent to the Persian Gulf in preparation to wage war on Iraq, and the U.S. military is making preparations for war with North Korea and Iran as well. Nevertheless the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has assured us that “the decision of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to make public" the vision of the ‘bishop in white’, “brings to an end a period of history marked by tragic human lust for power and evil”.
Our Lady of Fatima said to Sister Lucy in May 1952, “Make it known to the Holy Father that I am always awaiting the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. Without the Consecration, Russia will not be able to convert, nor will the world have peace.”10
Our Lord said He would not convert Russia without the Holy Father making the consecration (of Russia), “Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” There is as yet no sign of that triumph, or that conversion, because Our Lady’s requests have not been heeded, and therefore the world looks forward to the Great Chastisement by which God “is going to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.”
The Great Chastisement that is revealed in the Third Secret of Fatima is concisely set forth in the one page letter of Sister Lucy to Bishop da Silva which contains the ‘Third Secret’. The secret that Cardinal Ratzinger spoke of in the Jesus interview is in that letter. When he said, “Yes, I have read it”, Ratzinger was referring to that letter, “in which Sister Lucy wrote down the words which Our Lady confided as a secret to the three little shepherds in the Cova da Iria.”11
It is those words of Our Lady that Cardinal Ratzinger was referring to when he said in the Jesus interview that the Third Secret refers to “the dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian, and therefore the world", and he went on to say, "the things contained in this ‘Third Secret’ correspond to what has been announced in Scripture, and has been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions …” It is by examining what “has been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions” that we will discover “the dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian, and therefore the world” which have been “announced in Scripture” and foretold in prophecy.
On October 13, 1973 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Akita, Japan to Sister Agnes Sasagawa and revealed: “If men do not repent ... The Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity”.
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (V 1837) wrote of the coming chastisement, saying: “God will ordain two punishments: One, in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils, will originate on earth; the other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over all the earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights (Joel 2:31)12 … the air will be laden with pestilence, which will claim principally but not exclusively the enemies of religion …”
The first punishment will be both physical and spiritual: wars and revolutions, etc. will be the substance of the physical chastisement “various nations will be annihilated”; and “persecutions of the Church and the Holy Father” will make up the spiritual chastisement: “the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer”.
In 1945, only a short time after the end of World War II, Pope Pius XII stated in his Christmas message to the Cardinals: “The world is on the verge of a frightful abyss … Men must prepare themselves for suffering such as mankind has never seen.” There will be a great world war far more destructive than the first two world wars. Sister Elena Aiello (V 1961) who is of great renown for her prophecies was told by Our Lady: “My Heart is sad for so many sufferings in an impending world in ruin … The wrath of God is near. Soon the world will be afflicted with great calamities, bloody revolutions, frightful hurricanes and the overflowing of rivers and the seas … the world will be overturned in a new and more terrible war. Arms most deadly will destroy peoples and nations. The dictators of the earth, specimens infernal, will demolish the churches and desecrate the Holy Eucharist, and will destroy things most dear. In this impious war, much will be destroyed of that which has been built by the hands of man ...
“Another terrible war will come from the east to the west. Russia with her secret armies will battle America; will overrun Europe. The river Rhine will be overflowing with corpses and blood. Italy, also, will be harassed by a great revolution, and the Pope will suffer terribly …
“Russia will march upon all the nations of Europe, particularly Italy, and will raise her flag over the dome of St. Peter’s. Italy will be severely tried by a great revolution and Rome will be purified for its many sins, especially those of impurity …” In the apparition of Our Lady of Good Success, which took place on February 2, 1634, the Mother of God revealed to Mother Mary Anne of Jesus Torres: “there will be a terrible war in which the blood of priests and of religious will flow … wickedness will seem triumphant.” The same was foretold by Sister Rose Asdente of Taggia (V 1847): “There shall be great confusion of people against people, and nations against nations. The Russians,” she explains, “shall come to make war on Italy … Priests and religious shall be butchered and the earth, especially in Italy, shall be watered with their blood.”
The prophecy written on an English tombstone centuries ago foretells: “When pictures look alive, with movements free, when ships like fishes swim beneath the sea, when men, outstripping birds can soar the sky, then half the world deep drenched in blood shall die.” It would appear therefore, that the half-destroyed city in the Fatima vision published on June 26, 2000 represents the destruction of half the world: half the human race, more than three billion (3,000,000,000) human beings will perish in the chastisement, as the tombstone prophecy predicts. Sister Lucy elaborated this topic on December 26, 1957, saying to Father Fuentes: “Tell them Father that many times the Most Holy Virgin told my cousins Francisco and Jacinta, as well as myself, that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth. She said that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation.”
It appears that the world today is truly “on the verge of a frightful abyss”. The prophetic revelations made to Sister Elena Aiello confirm the earlier prophecies of St. John Bosco, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi and others that there will be a great war waged against the Western nations by Russia, China and the Islamic nations. Most Americans have no idea as to just how dangerous the geopolitical situation is. They have swallowed the idea, hook, line and sinker that the United States is the world’s only superpower, and therefore they believe the United States can exert its will wherever it wishes.
There is in fact only one military superpower in the world, and that is Russia. “Russia,” Donald McAlvany explains, “(the ‘former’ Soviet Union) still has the largest military machine in the world; the largest nuclear missile arsenal ... the largest arsenal of tanks, armored vehicles, nuclear submarines, ICBM’s and SLBM’s (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles), and warplanes in the world.”13
It is still the intention of Soviet Russia to conquer the entire world. In a speech to the Lenin School for Political Warfare in Moscow in the 1930s, Dimitri Manuilski declared, “War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. But today we are too weak to strike. Our day will come in 30 - 40 years. But first we must lull the capitalist nations to sleep with the greatest overtures of peace and disarmament known throughout history. And then, when their guard is dropped, we will smash them with our clenched fist.”
Soviet Russia has unswervingly adhered to this policy since then to the present. In November 1987, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev stated in a speech to the Politburo: “Gentlemen, Comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and to let them fall asleep.”
The Soviet military leaders are disciples of Sun Tsu, the author of the Art of War, who wrote in 500 B.C., “We advance through retreat.” The retreat was the dismantling of the inefficient and bureaucratic Stalinist state, the Soviet Union, and restructuring it into the present Leninist state, Soviet Russia. In the Winter 1993 Issue of The Fatima Crusader, I reported:
>Europe is moving away from the post-war balance of power between the NATO-EEC bloc and the Warsaw Pact-COMECON bloc. Gorbachev is promoting the dissolution of the blocs and the re-ordering of Europe into one united unit. A united and neutral Europe will be a conglomeration of small states dominated by the Soviet giant. With its vast resources, population and arms, the Soviet Union will easily be the master of all Europe. It does not surprise me to hear that the new slogan in Russia is "to rule from Siberia to Iberia”.14
The Soviets have accomplished their program to bring about the dissolution of the blocs and the re-ordering of Europe into one united unit with Russia’s entry, with participant status, in the NATO alliance. This was declared quite openly by Soviet president, Vladimir Putin, when he said in Rome on May 28, 2002, of NATO: “we shall call ourselves the ‘House of Soviets’.” Putin has achieved what Brezhnev promoted with detente. Brezhnev promoted “detente” for the same purpose of conquest announced in the 30’s by Manuilski. Leonid Brezhnev, speaking confidentially to a group of influential Communist party members, was recorded in 1972, saying, “Trust us comrades, for by 1985, as a consequence of what we are now achieving with detente, we will have achieved most of our objectives in Western Europe. We will have consolidated our position … And a decisive shift in the correlation of forces will be such that, come 1985, we will be able to exert our will wherever we need to …”
It took longer than Brezhnev had predicted for the plan to become a reality, but the unswerving adherence of Soviet Russian leaders to the program announced by Manuilski has placed them in the position to exert their will wherever they wish. It is their intention to conquer the United States by means of a joint Russian-Chinese military plan. In February 2002, Donald McAlvany reported: “The plan for a joint military campaign against America, waged by Russia and China was drawn up many years ago, and was told to me in 1999 by the highest ranking defector of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Col. Stanislav Lunev.”15
“Regarding the existence of a joint Russian-Chinese military plan,” McAlvany continues, “Lunev stated that on his last visit to Moscow, prior to his 1992 defection, the Russian General Staff was still committed to fighting and winning a future nuclear war against America. ‘The nuclear war plan is still on,’ they told him. But there would be some changes. No longer would Russian troops be responsible for a follow-up invasion of the lower 48 states (U.S. mainland). Russian forces would be responsible for occupying ‘Alaska and parts of Canada.’ The Chinese would be given responsibility for occupying the lower 48.”
Soviet Russia’s nuclear missile power and Red China’s immense manpower have been joined into one clenched fist which forms the heart of the New Axis, which could also be called the Moscow-Beijing Axis. Richard Maybury coined the term New Axis in 1996. It is not limited to Russia and China who signed the Chinese-Russian Friendship Treaty in July 2001 and openly declared their joint strategic interests against the United States, but it also includes many other nations that have entered into a secret alliance against the United States and its NATO allies. Maybury explains in the February 2003 issue of the Early Warning Report that, “the group consists of at least 12 members,” among them Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Cuba, etc.
The U.S. government is aware of the existence of the New Axis: On October 10, 2002, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz said, “The thing that came to all of us on the Rumsfeld Commission, the greatest surprise, is to understand just how much these bad actors (New Axis states) were helping one another, and moreover how much help was coming from Russia and China.”
The New Axis has the United States and its allies severely outgunned and out-manned. It is the plan of the New Axis to involve the United States in multiple wars with the smaller Axis members: first in Afghanistan, then Iraq, then possibly Iran and Korea and then possibly also with China over Taiwan. They intend to overextend and deplete our armed forces, then they will strike with a massive Blitzkrieg against the European nations and North America. This will be only the beginning of The Great Chastisement.
“For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and famines. These things are the beginning of sorrows.” (Mark 13:8)
(1) "As guerras não são sanão castigos pelos pecados do mundo." Era um Senhora mais brillante que o Sol; Pe. João de Marchi, 1996, Torres Novas, Portugal, p. 268.
(2) Some, who would attempt to discredit the Message of Fatima, have claimed that the war broke out with the invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, during the reign of Pius XII, but this view is incorrect. Actually, conflicts broke out between the Japanese Manchurian Army and Chinese forces on July 7, 1937 at the Marco Polo Bridge near Peiping (Beijing). The Japanese used this incident as a pretext to overrun northern China, and then moved on to eastern and southern China. The war came to an end only when the Japanese Manchurian Army (Kwantung Army) surrendered to Soviet forces, who were only at war with Japan for 5 days, in August 1945 after the dropping of the atomic bombs.
(3) In 1971, my Philosophy professor, Father Robert Schubert, Ph.D., showed me his collection of newspaper clippings reporting on the ‘unknown light’. In some cities the fire engines were dispatched to the other end of the city in the belief that there was a great conflagration, but it was only the strange light foretold by Our Lady. Without any foundation some have gratuitously claimed that the ‘unknown light’ was an Aurora Borealis. The claim is absurd on its face since it did not resemble a manifestation of the Northern Lights in any manner.
(4) Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, The Whole Truth About Fatima; Buffalo, Fort Erie, 1989, vol. II, p.555. These words were handwritten by Sister Lucy in her journal.
(5) Those who claim that the consecration has been done have produced only the crudest and most disingenuously simplistic arguments that fly in the face of logic, along with the flimsiest of evidence devoid of credibility, such as post cards and letters of very dubious authenticity, and anecdotal reports based on rumors and hearsay that the Pope, or Sister Lucy have alleged that “the consecration has been done”. We have amply demonstrated in many articles previously published in The Fatima Crusader, available at www.fatima.org, that the consecration of Russia has not yet been done. We have provided proof beyond legitimate dispute that establishes the unassailable fact that Our Lady, as Pope John Paul II publicly stated on March 25, 1984, is “still awaiting” the requested act of consecration.
(6) J.M. Alonso, Fatima Ante La Esfinge, Madrid, 1917, p. 117.
(7) Vatican press release to the UPI in Feb. 1960.
(8) Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, The Whole Truth About Fatima Vol. III, Immaculate Heart Publications, Fort Erie, 1990 p. 710.
(9) "crisi di tipo universale nella chiesa e nell’umanità."
(10) Cf. Il Pellegrinaggio Delle Meraviglie, p. 440. (published under the auspices of the Italian Catholic Bishops)
(11) Vatican press release to the UPI in Feb. 1960.
(12) "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood: before the great and dreadful day of the Lord doth come."
(13) The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor; Special Report.
(14) The Fatima Crusader, Issue 43, p. 17.
(15) The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, February 2002, p. 7.