The Third Secret of Fatima

Catechism of Fatima

God is offended by sins

   Sins are serious. The Justice of God requires that reparation be made for the harm done by sin. One must atone for sin.

   The New Church downplays the importance of sin. It is treated more as a negative lifestyle.

Conversion of Sinners

   God desires the conversion of sinners. “Would you like to offer your selves to God and accept any suffering that the Lord would send you in reparation for the countless sins by which He is offended and in supplication for the conversion of sinners?” Mary is telling the children that they can offer up suffering in order to gain the conversion of sinners.

   The New Church does not explain and encourage the flock to offer suffering for the conversion of sinners. 

Immaculate Heart

   In the right palm of Our Lady’s hand was a heart surrounded by thorns seeming to pierce her heart. We understood it to be the Immaculate Heart of Mary, offended for the sins of humanity and desirous of reparation.

Francisco, very impressed by the vision, asked me: “ Why was the Virgin holding a heart in her hand radiating over the world the great light of God? You, Lucia, were with Her in the light coming down on the earth and Jacinta was with me in the light going up to heaven.”

   The New Church does not talk about the Heart Surrounded by Thorns.

The Second Apparition.

    Jacinta let it slip that the children had seen a vision. Lucy’s mother was particularly upset because she thought that Lucy had made up the story. On June 13, a few dozen people walked with the children to the Cova to see what would happen. They saw a small white cloud come from the east and settle over the Holm Oak tree. The children were in ecstasy.

   Lucy said, “What do you want of us?”  “I want you to come here on the thirteenth of next month and pray the rosary every day and I want you to learn to read.” Lucy asked for the cure of a sick person. “If she is converted, she will be cured within a year.” Lucy said, “I want you to take us to heaven.” “Yes, I will take Francisco and Jacinta soon, but you must remain on earth for some time. Jesus wishes to use you to make me better known and loved. He wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.”

   Lucy asked, “Must I stay here all alone?”  “No, my child. And would that make you suffer? Do not be disheartened. My Immaculate Heart will never abandon you. It will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”

   The Lady then opened her arms as she had done a month earlier and the children were enveloped in a great light in which was the presence of God. They saw Our Lady holding Her heart in Her right hand, surrounded and pierced by thorns.”  The bystanders saw the white cloud drift off to the east.

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Pray the rosary every day

   Again Mary asked for the Daily Rosary. And again and again, each time she appeared. This may be the hinge on which history will turn. If men will obey, good things will happen. If not, bad things will happen. On this depends the fulfillment of Her future requests.

  The New Church does not ask the flock to pray the rosary.

Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

  “Jesus wishes to use you to make me better known and loved. He wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.” Our Lady makes it clear. Jesus Himself wants to establish Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. To cooperate is to obey Him. To not cooperate is to not obey him.

  The New Church does not encourage the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The Third Apparition.

   The next month, a crowd of 5,000 gathered at the place of the apparitions. When the children arrived, they knelt and began saying the rosary. Soon after, Lucy called out, “Shut your umbrellas. The Lady is coming.” The air cooled and the sun dimmed. A white cloud traveled from the east and rested on the holm oak. 

   Lucy passed into ecstasy and asked “ What do you want of me?” The Lady said “I want you to come here on the thirteenth of next month and continue to say the rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and an end to the war, for She alone can help.” Lucy asked, “ I would like to ask who you are and to perform a miracle so that people can believe that you are appearing to us.” “Continue to come here every month and in October I will tell you who I am and what I want. And I will perform a miracle so that everyone may see and believe.”

   Lucy told the Lady of some of the requests she had received. For the conversion of a family, for the healing of a lame man, and the request of an ill woman to be taken to heaven. The Lady said that the family would be converted the following year if the people making the request said the daily rosary. The lame man would not be healed, but would be provided a livelihood if he said the daily rosary. And that the sick person be patient “since I know very well when I will come to take her.” 

   Lucy was heard to say “She wants people to recite the rosary. People must recite the rosary.” Then the Lady said “Sacrifice yourself for sinners and say often especially when you make some sacrifice: O, my Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offences against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

The Vision of Hell.

   The Lady opened Her arms and hands. The children beheld “a vast sea of fire. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent”

. They saw a multitude of souls falling into hell “like snowflakes.” They were terrified. The Lady said to them, “You saw Hell where the souls of poor sinners go. In order to save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people will do what I ask, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another even worse, will begin in the reign of Pius XI. 

Request for Consecration of Russian and the First Saturdays

   “When you see a night illuminated by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign that God gives that he is about to punish the world by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I will come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays.

   “If people will attend to my requests, Russian will be converted and there will be peace. If not, Russia will spread it errors throughout the world, fomenting wars and persecution of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and 

Various Nations will be Annihilated. 

   “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russian to Me. It will be converted and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.” She then asked the children to add to the end of each decade of the rosary “O, My Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need.” Then there was a thunderclap. Lucy said “There she goes. There she goes.” And the little cloud disappeared.

The War, almost all will go to Hell, Jacinta

      The children were transformed by the vision of Hell and undertook rigorous penances to save souls from Hell. Lucy later said that “One day I went to Jacinta’s house to stay a little while with her. I found her on the bed, very pensive. ”Jacinta, what are you thinking of?” Jacinta replied, “About the war which will come. So many people will die. And almost all of them will go to hell.” “We must pray a lot to save souls from Hell. So many go there. So many. ...  So many people fall into hell. So many are in Hell.”  Another time she saw the Holy Father suffering in a city in chaos and many people on the road crying because they had no food. 

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“She alone can help.”

   A vital ingredient of the message of Fatima is that God has willed that Our Lady be the necessary mediator between God and men in order to obtain peace.

   The New Church does not recognize Our Lady as necessary to obtain peace. 

A family would be converted if the people making the request said the daily rosary. Conversions can be obtained from saying the daily rosary.

   The New Church does not ask people to pray for the conversion of others.

The Sacrifice Yourself prayer. 

   Our Lady said “Sacrifice yourself for sinners and say often especially when you make some sacrifice: O, my Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offences against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

   Our Lady gave a command. She said, Say this prayer often. For the conversion of sinners and for reparation for offences against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. When one says this prayer they align themselves with the intentions of Jesus and Mary.

   This proclaims loud and clear that there are widespread offences against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

   The New Church has not taught this prayer to her people. Nor does the New Church address the issue of what are offences against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are vital issues about which the New Church is silent.

Hell.

   Much is said of this elsewhere in the writings of the fathers and teachers. On one occasion Jacinta told Lucy “About the war which will come. So many people will die. And almost all of them will go to hell... We must pray a lot to save souls from Hell. So many go there. So many...  So many people fall into hell. So many are in Hell.”  However, how sad, little or nothing is said in the New Church about the Four Last Things.

   So few are saved. So Many are lost. Like snowflakes in a winter storm.

   “Sister Lucy could never forget the affliction of her Most Holy Mother at the sight of so many souls falling into hell. She told Father Umberto Pasquale.”  “What has remained most engraved in my mind and heart was the sadness of this Lady when She showed us hell how deeply affected and overwhelmed she still was by it.” “She told a seminarian ‘Strive to snatch a great number, the greatest possible number, of souls from hell. To fall into it, yes indeed, is a real disaster!... An eternity of misery which one may well lament in this life and in the next. The misfortunes of this world are sometimes great and they frighten and appall us, but everything passes like the grass in the fields, whereas eternity, the miserable eternity of so many millions and millions of souls, will never pass away.’ ”

To save Souls from hell

  “In order to save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people will do what I ask, many souls will be saved.” 

   The New Church does not ask people to pray and sacrifice to save souls from Hell.

War is a punishment for sin.

   Our Lady said that if people do not stop offending God another war would follow.  “God... is about to punish the world by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father.”

   The New Church and the world at large find it hard to believe that war is a punishment for sin.

Request for Consecration of Russian and the First Saturdays

   To prevent the punishment, Our Lady requested the Consecration of Russia and the Communions of Reparation on First Saturdays. 

    The New Church is silent on these issues.

Various Nations will be Annihilated

   The consequences are great. The New Church does not speak about this.

My Immaculate Heart will Triumph.

   She will be the winner and so will her children.

The Fourth Apparition

   On the morning of the thirteenth of August, the children were taken away by the local administrator. Nearly 15,000 people at gathered at the site of the apparitions. At noon there was a great thunderclap, then a bright flash of light. A little white cloud came from the east and settled on the holmoak. It stayed a few minutes and the rose and disappeared. For a few minutes, the people noticed a strange light. They seemed to be bathed in all the colors of the rainbow. “While looking around us, we observed a strange thing, which we had already seen the previous time, and which we were going to see again in the future. The faces of the people had all the colors of the rainbow: pink, red, blue ... The trees did not appear to have branches and leaves but only flowers; everything seemed laden with flowers, and every leaf appeared to be a flower. The ground was covered with squares of different colors. Clothes were also of every color of the rainbow.”

 said Lucy.    

   The children were later released. Six days later the Lady appeared to them while they were pasturing their sheep. “Pray, Pray a great deal and make many sacrifices. For many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and pray for them.” Afterwards, the children broke off a branch from the tree on which the Lady had stood. The wonderful fragrance surprised Lucy’s mother. For the first time, she wondered if there might be some truth to the girl’s story.

Pray and make sacrifices to save souls from Hell.

   “Pray, Pray a great deal and make many sacrifices. For many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and pray for them.” Our Lady says that we can save souls from going to Hell if we will pray and sacrifice for them. Our Lady said at the third apparition just before the vision of Hell. “Sacrifice yourself for sinners and say often especially when you make some sacrifice: O, my Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offences against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”  Our Lady said “say often.”

 

Many Souls go to Hell

   At Fatima Mary spoke about Hell. Here She says clearly that Many Souls go to hell. Here are the words of just three of the saints.

As few as left over grapes

   The number of the saved is as few as the number of grapes left after the vineyard-pickers have passed. St. John Mary Vianney 

Snowflakes

   The greater number of Christians today are damned. The destiny of those dying on one day is that very few - not as many as ten - went strait to Heaven; many remained in Purgatory; and those cast into Hell were as numerous as snowflakes in mid-winter. Blessed Anna Maria Taigi

Faint away

   The number of the elect is so small - so small - that, were we to know how small it is, we would faint away with grief: one here and there, scattered up and down the world! St. Louis Marie de Montfort

   The New Church does not speak much about Hell. It does not warn souls of the danger they face.

The Beauty of Goodness
   At noon on the thirteenth, the landscape was swept with an array of colors. They people and the ground seemed to be bathed in all the colors of the rainbow. The trees had flowers instead of leaves. The ground was covered in little squares of different colors. This is a reminder of the beauty of Heaven. Life on this planet is sometimes a valley of  tears. But heaven is the reward for those who follow the narrow path. 

   The New Church does not speak much about Heaven because it would necessarily involve discussing Hell and how to avoid the one and gain the other.

The Fifth Apparition

   Here is a glimpse of the conditions on September 13th 1917 from the Memoirs of Sister Lucia. “As the hour approached, I set out with Jacinta and Francisco, but owing to the crowds around us we could only advance with difficulty. The roads were packed with people, and everyone wanted to see us and speak to us. There was no human respect whatsoever. Simple folk, and even ladies and gentlemen, struggled to break through the crowd that pressed around us. No sooner had they reached us than they threw themselves on their knees before us, begging us to place their petitions before Our Lady. Others who could not get close to us shouted from a distance: “For the love of God, ask Our Lady to cure my son who is a cripple!” Yet another cried out: “And to cure mine who is blind!… To cure mine who is deaf!… To bring back my husband, my son, who has gone to the war!… To convert a sinner!… To give me back my health as I have tuberculosis!” and so on.   

   Soon, the crowd saw the same globe of light advancing from the east and settling on the holmoak. Then there was a rain of colored flower petals which disappeared as they reached the ground. Lucy called out “You must pray.” Thousands dropped to their knees and began to pray. Lucy asked the Lady “What do you want of me?” “I want you to continue to pray the rosary every day in order to obtain the end of the war. In October Our Lord will come also and Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph with the Child Jesus to bless the world.” 

The Beauty of Goodness
   “There was a rain of colored flower petals which disappeared as they reached the ground.” This is a reminder of the beauty of Heaven. Life on this planet is sometimes a valley of  tears. But heaven is the reward for those who follow the narrow path. 

   The New Church does not speak much about Heaven because it would necessarily involve discussing Hell and how to avoid the one and gain the other.

Sixth Apparition

  October 13 saw the last of the six apparitions. It was the day that the Lady promised to perform a miracle so that all could see and believe. A crowd of 70,000 had gathered in the field of the apparitions. Rain had fallen for three days. Lucy’s mother asked her to go to confession, because if there was no miracle, “We will all be killed.” Lucy said not to worry, that the Lady would keep her promise.

   Around noon solar time, Lucy said ”Knell down. Our Lady is coming. I have seen the flash.” A mist enveloped the children to a height of about fifteen feet. “What do you want of me.” “I am the Lady of the Rosary. I would like a chapel built here in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary. 

Pray the Rosary Every Day

   The Lady asked Lucy to pray the Rosary every day, as she had at each of the other apparitions. She wanted everyone to say the daily Rosary. “Continue to pray the rosary every day.” Then, Lucy made some of the many requests that had been given to her. The Lady said that she would grant some but that what was important was that “Men must amend their live and ask for pardon. Do not offend God anymore, for He is already too greatly offended.”

Ominous Dance of the Sun

   As the Lady rose to leave, She threw light at the sun. The clouds parted abruptly and the sun appeared and was easy to look at. The sun began to spin. It radiated a multitude of sparks and colors. It began to move and rotate wildly. Three times it did this. Then it violently zig zagged almost to treetop level. The people were overwhelmed with fear. They cried and prayed aloud. They thought it was the end of the world. 

   The movement of the sun lasted about twelve minutes. Meanwhile, the children were viewing in the sky a vision of the mysteries of the Rosary. Lastly, Our Lady of Mount Carmel held out a Brown Scapular. Years later, Lucy would say that the Rosary and The Scapular were inseparable.

The Greatest Miracle   

The Madonna had named the day, the place, and the hour. Nothing like this had ever happened in the history of mankind. No Miracle had ever been seen by so many.    

Rosaries, again requested

    “I am the Lady of the Rosary.” She wishes to be honored as such. She wants Lucy  to continue to say the Rosary every day. Our Lady chose that title as a message. She wishes to be approached through the rosary. 

   It goes back to the first apparition. “Yes, he will go to Heaven, but he will have to say many Rosaries.” May 13, 1917. For the seer writes “I think that this recommendation to Francisco is for all of us.

 

   Mary wants people to say the rosary everyday. She says so in each of the six apparitions. 

   In the New Church, the rosary is not encouraged. 

“Men must amend their lives”  

    This is a radical call to conversion. Cardinal Ratzinger uses these words to describe Fatima and the Third Secret.

 He says that the third secret is about dangers which threaten the Christian and the World, and about the Last Times.

    “I am the Lady of the Rosary.” She wishes to be honored as such. She wants Lucy  to continue to say the Rosary every day. Our Lady chose that title as a message. She wishes to be approached through the rosary. 

After the apparitions

Sins of the flesh. 

   Our Lady of Fatima said to Jacinta

: “More souls go to hell for sins of the flesh than for any other reason.” 

   The New Church has a relaxed view of relations outside of marriage. The masonic goal has been to push the church to conform its views to those of the world. In eyes of the modern world, relations outside marriage is healthy and normal. 

Offensive fashions. 

   “Certain fashions will be introduced which will offend Our Divine Lord very much. Those who serve God ought not to follow these fashions. The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same.”

Modesty.

   “Woe to women wanting in modesty.”

Marriages.

   “Many marriages are not of God and do not please Our Lord.” It should be noted here what Our Lord told Pere Lame: “Our Lord told me that the War had three causes; Blasphemy, Sunday labour, and the desecration of marriage."

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