The Third Secret of Fatima

Second Half Explanation

34 Second Half of the Secret 

At their next meeting, Cap told Skinner that she had written most of the rest of what she thought was the second half of the secret. She handed Skinner a copy of her paper. And began speaking.  

   “Just about everybody agrees on one line in the third secret. “In Portugal, the Dogmas of the Faith will always be preserved, but elsewhere they will be lost.

   The following is drawn from Frere Michel’s The Whole Truth about Fatima.

   “We can do no better than to quote Father Alonso’s judicious commentary here:

   “In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved”: The phrase most clearly implies a critical state of Faith, which other nations will suffer, that is to say, a crisis of Faith; whereas Portugal will preserve its Faith.”

Terrible things.

   “In the period preceding the great triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, terrible things are to happen. These form the content of the third part of the Secret. What are they? If ‘in Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved’... it can be clearly deduced from this that in other parts of the Church these dogmas are going to become obscure or even lost altogether. Thus it is quite possible that, in this intermediate period which is in question (after 1960 and before the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), the text makes concrete references to the crisis of the Faith of the Church and to the negligence of the pastors themselves.”


   Father Schweigl, professor of the Gregorian, was sent by Pius XXII to interview Sister Lucy. Upon return, he told a fellow Jesuit that the Third Secret had two parts. One had to do with the Pope and the other was the logical extension of the phrase “In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved...”2

    

Then Cap read the second line.

   If the Holy Father had Consecrated Russia to My Immaculate Heart, the world would have been converted and there would have been peace.

   “The Consecration of Russia should have been - based on what Lucia said - an immense event for the whole Catholic Church, which in every corner of the planet would share in a great rite of expiation and consecration for that unfortunate nation, entrusting itself universally to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”3

 There would have been “an overthrow of the mentality dominating the modern world.”4

Because He did not, a war will begin in the reign of Peter II.  

   In the second secret, Our Lady says “But if people do not stop offending God, another even worse, will begin in the reign of Pius XI.” The same kind of expression is used here on the assumption that the secret has a parallel structure. It echoes the “Because he did not” of the first half of the third secret.

   

Peter II. 

   In St Malachy’s the list of Popes, there is just one name left, Peter the Roman.5

 This would be Peter the Second. 

   “He will rule during a time of tribulations. The city of seven hills will be destroyed. The dreadful judge will judge the people.” As you know, there is a legend that Cardinal Siri was elected Pope but was pushed aside by outside influences, Masonic or Russian. Thereby casting a shadow on his successors. Hence, in the legend, the bishop in white is a bishop not the Pope. 

    Who will be Peter II? If the Siri legend is correct, then it might be Cardinal Piacenza. Cardinal Piacenza was ordained by Cardinal Siri and could be considered a successor to Siri. 

When the world is illuminated by an unknown light, know that this is the Great Sign that God gives that he is about to punish the world with earthquakes, floods and famine.

  

   This is nearly identical to the language about the great sign in the second secret: “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. Almost verbatim except for one change. It is the world which will be illuminated, not just the night sky of Europe.

     The great sign of the second secret was an unusual foreboding deep red borealis in the night over Europe. Lucy saw the red sky and recognized it to be the Madonna’s sign that world war II was about to break out. Interestingly, Hitler saw the same red sky from his forest retreat. He told his guests that it was an omen. Up to that time they had been successful through diplomacy. Now the time had come to shed blood.

Signum Magnum

   A Great Sign will appear in the sky. A Woman clothed with the Sun, with the moon beneath her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. Malachi Martin read the third secret while he was an assistant of Cardinal Bea in 1960. He said that John Paul II knew that the one world order “would not be built, at least not as men have configured it. He is waiting, rather, for an event that will fission human history, splitting the immediate past from the oncoming future. It will be an event on public view in the skies, in the oceans, and on the continental landmasses of this planet. It will particularly involve our human sun, which every day lights up and shines upon the valleys, the mountains and the plains of this earth for our eyes. But on the day of this event, it will not appear merely as the master star of our so-called solar system. Rather, it will be seen as the circumambient glory of the Woman whom the apostle describes as “clothed with the sun” and giving birth to “a child who will rule the nations with a scepter of iron.”6

There will be Warning

    Martin goes on to say “He has to admit that he, like everybody else, is in the dark as to when it will occur, although he does know some of the horrific details of that worldwide catastrophe. He knows also that it will not come without prior warning, but that only those already renewed in heart - and that would probably be a minority - will recognize it for what it is and make preparations for the tribulations that will follow.”7

The Moon beneath her feet and a crown of twelve stars above her head

   One could entertain the idea that this is an accurate description of an event that will happen in the latter days, which Lucy would say is soon. What could happen in the skies that it could be said that “the moon is visible beneath her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head”? It might be that a comet appears in the night sky above the path of the moon and beneath a constellation of twelve prominent stars. It would be a comet which in some way is uniquely associated with the Madonna. The prophetic literature is replete with references to signs in the sky. 

Russia will overrun Europe. 

   Sister Aiello said that “Russia with her secret armies will battle America. Will overrun Europe."8

Russia is dominant in the Third Secret.
   Cardinal Ottaviani said in 1957, "If there was one dominant element to the Third Secret, it is Russia.” One of the lessons of Mary’s apparitions at Fatima is that war is a punishment for sin. 

     

Russia will be God’s chosen instrument of Chastisement. 

   In the Fuentes interview of 1957, Sister Lucy 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." 

Disappearance of Nations.

   Sister Lucy said “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. Russia ... to punish the whole world."9

 Who will be punished? The whole world. That these two sentences lie side by side suggests that Russia will be responsible for the disappearance of many nations. 

The War to come.

   In 1945 Sister Lucy let it be know that Jacinta’s vision of a suffering pope, war and hunger belonged to the future.10 11

 

 Sister Lucy recalled Jacinta’s vision. “Another time, (Lucy writes ) we went to the cave called Lapa do Cabeco. As soon as we got there, we prostrated on the ground, saying the prayers the Angel had taught us.

   “After some time, Jacinta stood up and called to me: “Can’t you see all those highways and roads and fields full of people, who are crying with hunger and have nothing to eat? And the Holy Father in a church praying before the Immaculate Heart of Mary? And so many people praying with him?”

   “Some days later, she asked me: “Can I say that I saw the Holy Father and all those people?” “No. Don’t you see that that’s the part of the Secret? If you do, they’ll find out right away.: “All right! Then I’ll say nothing at all.”12

   Another time, Lucy 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.” 

    “The Third Secret will be revealed during a great war. ”13

 There will be a war and during that war, the Secret will be revealed.

   “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 in blood for its many sins, especially those of impurity! The flock is about to be dispersed and the Pope must suffer greatly!”  Sister Elena Aiello.14

   "Russia, spurred on by Satan, will seek to dominate the whole world and, by bloody revolutions, will propagate her false teachings throughout all the nations, especially in Italy. The Church will be persecuted and the Pope and the priests shall suffer much." Aeillo.

A great revolution in Rome

   "Oh, what a horrible vision I see! A great revolution is going on in Rome!” Aiello

The Holy Father will be killed and the Faithful will be martyred.

    This is excerpted from the Sister Lucia commentary on the Third Secret. It was published by the Vatican in 2000. In it, the Pope is killed.15

“J.M.J

I 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”.   

Fire will fall from the sky.

  This is a quote from Our Lady of Akita. The Madonna uses these very words. "As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, 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, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. 

Chastisement by fire

     Recently beatified Sister Elena Aiello was told by the Madonna “Once there was the chastisement by water, but if there is not a returning to God, there will come the chastisement by fire, which will cover the streets of the world with blood.”16

  

Russia submerged in fire. 

   To Sister Aiello, Our Lady said “See how Russia will burn!” Before my eyes there extended an immense field covered with flames and smoke, in which souls were submerged as if in a sea of fire!

Fire from the hands of Angels

   “All this fire is not that which will fall from the hands of men, but will be hurled directly from the Angels (at the time of the great chastisement or “housecleaning” that will come upon the earth). Therefore I ask prayers, penance and sacrifice, so I may act as Mediatrix for my Son in order to save souls.”

Sea of Fire will descend

   "An unforeseen fire will descend over the whole earth, and a great part of humanity will be destroyed. This will be a time of despair for the impious: with shouts and satanic blasphemy, they will beg to be covered by the mountains, and they will try to seek refuge in caverns, but to no avail. Those who remain will find God's mercy in my power and protection, while all who refuse to repent of their sins will perish in a sea of fire!"17

Russia completely burned

   "Blessed are those who at this time may be called truly devoted to Mary! My name is locked in your heart, my daughter. . . Russia will be almost completely burned."18

 “Destroyed by fire”, Our Lady of all Nations19

 

Chapter 8 in Apocalypse

   Sister Lucy said about the contents of the third secret, “It’s in the Gospel and in the Apocalypse, read them."20

  At another time, she referred specifically to Chapter 8.21

 Chapter 8  is about the Seven Trumpets. 

   The Golden Censor. An angel who stood before the altar of God with a golden censor “took the censer, and filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it on the earth, and there were thunders and voices and lightnings, and a great earthquake.”22

 

     The First Trumpet is about fire falling from the sky.

Oceans will flood.

    From one moment to the next millions of people will perish. In 1981, while speaking in Fulda, Germany to a group of intellectuals, John Paul II responded to questions about the Third Secret. He said that Lucia’s text does speak of chastisements. In response to another question, he stated that "the chastisements cannot be averted, it is too late." He stated that "the die was cast. [The chastisements] can be mitigated by praying the rosary." When asked, “What about the Third Secret of Fatima?  Should it not have already been published in 1960?”   John Paul’s reply was, “Given the seriousness of the contents, my predecessors… preferred to postpone publication so as not to encourage the world power of Communism to make certain moves.  On the other hand, it should be sufficient for all Christians to know this: if there is a message in which it is written that the Oceans will flood whole areas of the earth and that from one moment to the next millions of people will perish, truly the publication of such a message is no longer something to be so much desired…” 

 

    “Many want to know merely out of curiosity, or because of their taste for sensationalism, but they forget that "to know" implies for them a responsibility. It is dangerous to want to satisfy one's curiosity only, if one is convinced that we can do nothing against a catastrophe that has been predicted.... (At this point the Holy Father took hold of his Rosary and said:) Here is the remedy against all evil! Pray, pray and ask for nothing else.  Put everything in the hands of the Mother of God!"23 24

 

   John Paul II

Neues Europa version of the Third Secret.

   Neues Europa, a german magazine, published a version of the Third Secret in 1963.  Cardinal Ottaviani has indicated that the core of the message “corresponds to the truth.”25

 Here is an extract from the Neues Europa version:

“Fire and smoke will fall from the sky, 

the waters of the oceans will be turned to steam, hurling their foam towards the sky; 

All that is standing will be cast down. 

Millions and millions of men will lose their lives from one hour to the next, 

those who remain living will envy those who are dead.”

    It seems that John Paul II and the Neues Europa agree that the oceans shall behave violently and cause the deaths of millions. 

      

The suffering will be worse than the deluge... Such that the survivors will envy the dead.

The Survivors will envy the dead.

    From Akita. “The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead.” 

Nations will annihilated. 

   Our Lady says this in the Second Secret. Our Lady’s words to Sister Aiello suggest that the annihilation will result from heavenly fire. “If men do not amend their ways, a terrifying scourge of fire will come down from Heaven upon all the nations of the world, and men will be punished according to the debts contracted with Divine justice. There will be frightful moments for all, because Heaven will be joined with the earth, and all the unGodly people will be destroyed. Some nations will be purified, while others will disappear entirely.”26

   Later, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger admitted in an interview with journalist, Vittorio Messori, that he had read the Third Secret of Fatima. Messori then tells how he questioned the Cardinal about the "secret": "Undenied versions are circulating in the world, I continue, which describe the contents of that "secret" as disquieting, apocalyptic, as warning of terrible sufferings. John Paul II himself, in his personal visit to Germany, seemed to confirm (albeit with prudent circumlocutions, privately, to a select group) the undeniably disconcerting contents of that text. Before him, Paul VI, during his pilgrimage to Fatima, also seems to have alluded to the "apocalyptic" themes of the "secret." Why was it never decided to make it public, if only to counter rash speculations?" ..Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger with Vittorio Messori, "The Ratzinger Report" (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1985), p. 109.

   Cardinal Ratzinger's response, that revealing the Third Secret would add nothing necessary for the Christian to know and that it "would mean exposing the Church to the danger of sensationalism, exploitation of the content," also seemed to "confirm (albeit with prudent circumlocutions)"that the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima did contain those "disconcerting" messages.27

When all seems lost, I will raise up a Holy Father who is dear to me and the world will be made new.

    The good news is that there is a happy ending to the Third Secret. After the tears and the sorrows, there will arise a world better than before. God will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh. A new earth. A place of joy and rejoicing.

    “When all seems lost”. Our Lady uses those words in speaking to St Catherine Laboure, “The moment will come, the danger will be great, it will be thought that all seems lost. Then I will be with you.”28

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I will Pour Out My Spirit on All Flesh

   Acts 2.17 Joel 2.28 And it shall come to pass, in the last days, (saith the Lord,) I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 

 And upon my servants indeed, and upon my handmaids will I pour out in those days of my spirit, and they shall prophesy.

And I will show wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath: blood and fire, and vapour of smoke. see also Joel 2.30.

   

Great and Terrible Day of the Lord

   The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.

God's ultimate purpose in judging evil is not the destruction of mankind but a new creation:

"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress. No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days. He who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed.They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their children with them. Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain, says the LORD." (Isaiah 65:17-25)

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http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html

Under section Third Part of the Secret written by Sister Lucia. It written about one third of the way through the article.

“J.M.J. 

The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917. 

I 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”.   


1 http://www.catholicvoice.co.uk/fatima3/ch3-4.htm
2 Fourth Secret of Fatima by Antonio Socci p 72
3 Fourth Secret of Fatima by Antonio Socci p 218
4 ibid p 217
5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes
6 Keys of the Blood of Malachi Martin p 639. see page Martin Keys of the Blood on this site
7 Keys of the Blood of Malachi Martin p 657
8 http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2011/09/blessed-elena-aiello-mystic-stigmatic.html
9 Fatima: The Impending Great Chastisement Revealed in the Third Secret of Fatima by Fr. Paul Kramer
10 Fourth Secret of Fatima by Antonio Socci p 149
11 The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frere Michel v. 3
12 The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frere Michel v. 3
13 Fourth Secret of Fatima by Antonio Socci p 74, quotes Paolini in Fatima p. 249
14 http://www.summorumpontificum.net/2011/09/for-fourth-anniversary-of-summorum.html
15 http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html
16 http://catholicknight.blogspot.com/2011/09/breaking-pope-beatifies-nun-who-gave.html
17 The Three Days' Darkness by Albert J. Herbert, PO Box 309, Paulina, LA 70763
18 ibid
19 Too Late by John Haffert p 21
20 The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frere Michel v. 3 763
21 The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frere Michel v. 3 788
22 Douay-Rheims Bible, Revelation 8:5
23 http://www.fatima.org/thirdsecret/fulda.asp
24 John Paul Interview with Catholics at Fulda Germany, Nov. 1980, published in the German Magazine "Stimme des Glaubens" (Voice of the Faithful). English found in "The Call to Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary" by Daniel J. Lynch (St. Albans, VT: Missions of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pub. 1991) pp 50-51
25 see Neues Europa Version of the Third Secret on this site
26 http://www.summorumpontificum.net/2011/09/for-fourth-anniversary-of-summorum.html
27 April 1994 issue of "The Homiletic & Pastoral Review" by Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J. 86 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10024. also see http://www.ewtn.com/library/scriptur/flfire.txt
28 Fourth Secret of Fatima by Antonio Socci preface


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