chapter 21

Our Lady of Akita

   During September, Cap focused on getting her classes on an even keel. Enrollments were down. Given the budgetary challenges, she wanted no strikes against her in her performance ratings.

     In the first week of November, Cap and Skinner met in a comfortable sitting room off the lobby of his residence hall. After discussing the events in Florida, they turned their attention to the  subject at hand, the third secret. Cap handed Skinner a study sheet which she had made up. “I have done some reading on The Revelations of Our Lady of Akita Japan. And also a version of the Third Secret which was published by a german magazine. The first paper read:

The message of Our Lady of Akita 

In 1984, just before retiring at a venerable age, the diocesan Bishop of Niigata, Bishop John Shojiro Ito, in consultation with the Holy See, wrote a pastoral letter in which he recognized as being authentically of the Mother of God, the extraordinary series of events that had taken place from 1973 to 1981 in a little lay convent within his diocese, at Akita, Japan. Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, in June 1988, approved the Akita events as "reliable and worthy of belief". 

The Messages of Akita and Fatima are essentially the same.

In fact the Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, in 1998 spoke to Cardinal Ratzinger about Akita and the Cardinal "personally confirmed to me that these two messages of Fatima and Akita are essentially the same". 

Hence in Akita we are dealing with a Church approved intervention of the Blessed Virgin Mary as in as Lourdes, La Salette, or Fatima.

Only a few people know of Our Lady of Akita but the message, like that of Fatima, is a specific warning of worldwide chastisement. The chastisement threatened is truly terrible – far worse than the possibility of annihilation of several nations prophesied at Fatima. Akita is consistent with prophecies of Scripture.

The first message received by Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa on June 6, 1973, was a call for prayer and sacrifice for the glory of the Father and salvation of souls. The second message, August 3, 1973, was for prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices to soften the Father's anger.

The third message on October 13, 1973, the actual anniversary of the final visions and miracle of Fatima is as follows: 

A Terrible Punishment ... Greater than the Deluge

"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.

    “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. 

The Survivors will envy the dead.

    “The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day, recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests. 

The Devil will infiltrate the Church

The work of the Devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. 

The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. 

Altar stripped and Churches sacked.

   “The Church and altars will be vandalized. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.

"The demon will rage especially against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them."

Skinner was pleased to see that Cap was taking the lead. 

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chapter 22

Neues Europa Version

Then Cap handed Skinner the second paper. It read:

Neues Europa version of the Third Secret of Fatima 

   In 1963, Neues Europa, a German newspaper, published a version of the Third Secret. Although there are a number of reasonable objections to this version, there are reasons to give it some credence. “ In 1971, the Fatima expert Father Messias Dias Coelho said that he was hesitant to reject the Neues Europa “Third Secret” as false, for two reasons: ‘The affirmation recently made to me by an eminent Cardinal, whose name we will keep secret for the moment. According to him, the text in question contains some exaggerations (which we had already noted in 1964), but fundamentally it corresponds to the truth. Second, the fact that the central nucleus of the text in question, as moreover everybody recognizes, is the prediction of a future climate of division within the Church, a prophecy which was unbelievable eight years ago (the publication of Neues Europa dates from 1963), but is a reality today!‘ 

   “The “eminent Cardinal” was Cardinal Ottaviani, who gave the endorsement of the article in the German publication Neues Europa in 1963.  According to Father Messias Dias Coelho, Cardinal Ottaviani said that the Neues Europa Third Secret fundamentally “corresponds to the truth.”  Regarding to the text printed by Neues Europa, Cardinal Ottaviani reportedly exclaimed, “Publish 10,000 copies! Publish 20,000 copies! Publish 30,000 copies!” (personal testimony of Msgr. Corrado Balducci. This fact is also attested to by Marco Tosatti in his book Il Secreto Non Svelato, (The Secret Not Revealed), Edizioni Piemme Spa, Casale Monferrato, Italy, May 2002, p. 86).  Cardinal Ottaviani read the Real Third Secret, as he himself affirmed on February 11, 1967, during a press conference at the time of a meeting of the Pontifical Marian Academy in Rome: “I, who have had the grace and the gift to read the text of the Secret—although I too am held to secrecy because I am bound by the Secret…” (The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. III, Brother Michel of the Holy Trinity, p. 727).

     Here is the "extract" of the Third Secret of Fatima that was published by Neues Europa, a German newspaper in 1963:

       "It was the thirteenth of October, 1917. On that day, the Holy Virgin appeared for the last time to the little visionaries, Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucy, at the end of a series of six apparitions in all. After the manifestation of the miracle of the sun at Fatima, the Mother of God revealed a special secret message to Lucy, in which She particularly stated:

        "‘Don’t worry, dear child. I am the Mother of God speaking to you and begging you to proclaim in My name the following message to the entire world. In doing this, you will meet great hostility. But be steadfast in the Faith and you will overcome this hostility. Listen, and note well what I say to you: Men must become better. They must implore the remission of the sins which they have committed, and will continue to commit. You ask Me for a miraculous sign so that all may understand the words in which, through you, I address mankind. This miracle which you have just seen was the great miracle of the sun! Everyone has seen it – believers and unbelievers, country and city dwellers, scholars and journalists, laymen and priests. And now, announce this in My name:

        "‘A great punishment shall come to all mankind, not today as yet, nor even tomorrow, but in the second half of the 20th Century. What I have already made known at La Salette through the children Melanie and Maximin, I repeat today before you. Mankind has not developed as God expected. Mankind has gone astray and has trampled underfoot the gifts which were given it. There is no order in anything. Even in the highest positions, it is satan who governs and decides how affairs are to be conducted. He will even know how to find his way to the highest positions in the Church. He will succeed in sowing confusion in the minds of the great scientists who invent arms, with which half of humanity can be destroyed in a few minutes. If mankind does not refrain from wrongdoing and be converted, I shall be forced to let fall My Son’s arm. If those at the top, in the world and in the Church, do not oppose these ways, it is I who shall do so, and I shall pray God My Father to visit His justice on mankind.

        "‘There will also come a time of the hardest trials for the Church. 

Cardinals will be against Cardinals and bishops against bishops. 

Satan will put himself in their midst. 

In Rome, also, there will be big changes. What is rotten will fall, and what will fall must not be maintained. The Church will be darkened and the world plunged into confusion.

        "God will punish men still more powerfully and harshly than He did by means of the Flood, and the great and powerful will perish just as much as the small and the weak.

        "‘The greatest World War will happen in the second half of the 20th Century. Then 

fire and smoke will fall from the sky, 

and the waters of the oceans will be turned to steam, hurling their foam towards the sky; and all that is standing will be cast down. Millions and millions of men will lose their lives from one hour to the next, and 

those who remain living will envy those who are dead. 

There will be tribulation as far as the eye can see, and misery all over the earth and desolation in every country.

        "‘The time is continually approaching, the abyss is growing wider, and there is no end in sight. The good will die with the wicked, the big with the small, the princes of the Church with their subjects. Satan’s henchmen will then be the only sovereigns on earth.

        "‘This will be a time which neither king nor emperor, Cardinal nor bishop expects, but it will come, nevertheless, in accordance with My Father’s plan to punish and take vengeance. Later, however, when those who survive all this are still alive, God and His glory will once more be invoked, and He will once more be served as He was, not so long ago, when the world had not yet become corrupted.

        "‘I call on all true imitators of My Son, Jesus Christ, all true Christians and apostles of the latter days! The time of times is coming and the end of everything, if mankind is not converted, and if this conversion does not come from above, from the leaders of the world and the leaders of the Church. But woe! Woe if this conversion does not come about, and if all remains as it is, nay, if all becomes even worse!

        "‘Go, My child and proclaim this! I shall always remain by your side to help you.’"

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chapter 23

Comparison: Akita and NE

   Then Cap handed Skinner a comparison between the two. It read:

   Here is a comparison between revelations at Akita and a version of the Third Secret of Fatima which was published by Neues Europa. It is safe to assume that phrases which are found in both are found in the Third Secret.

    The Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, in 1998 spoke to Cardinal Ratzinger about Akita and the Cardinal "personally confirmed to me that these two messages of Fatima and Akita are essentially the same."

   Speaking of the Third Secret, Cardinal Ottaviani said “The Madonna wanted it to be published already in 1960”. 

  Sister Lucy also said the Our Lady wanted it revealed in 1960.

Here are the phrases that are found in both:

Greater than the Deluge

Fire will fall from the sky

Survivors will envy the dead

Devil will infiltrate the Church 

Cardinal against Cardinal, Bishop against Bishop

Here is the Comparison phrase by phrase:

Greater than the Deluge  Akita

   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. 

Greater than the Deluge Neues Europa

   God will punish men still more powerfully and harshly than He did by means of the Flood.

Fire will fall from the sky  Akita. 

   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. 

Fire will fall from the sky  Neues Europa.

   Fire and smoke will fall from the sky, and the waters of the oceans will be turned to steam, hurling their foam towards the sky; and all that is standing will be cast down. 

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

The Survivors will envy the dead  Akita.

   The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead.

The Survivors will envy the dead Neues Europa

 Those who remain living will envy those who are dead. 

The Devil will infiltrate the Church Akita.

   The work of the Devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. 

The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. 

The Devil will infiltrate the Church Neues Europa

Even in the highest positions, it is satan who governs and decides how affairs are to be conducted. He will even know how to find his way to the highest positions in the Church... Satan will put himself in their midst. 

Cardinal against Cardinal, Bishop against Bishop  Akita

   One will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. 

Cardinal against Cardinal, Bishop against Bishop Neues Europa

    Cardinals will be against Cardinals and bishops against bishops. 

   Skinner held his paper and said “Good work. I lived through the ‘Cardinal against Cardinal period’ of Vatican II. We had high hopes. Like Benedict, I was a liberal back then.”

  As they spoke, the old steam heating system clanged gently in the background as it struggled to keep the building heated. Everyone was wearing sweaters. It was the new era of cutbacks. 

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chapter 24

Next Several Lines

  Cap arranged to met  Skinner a couple weeks later to continue where they left off. After they talked about the three papers, Cap began 

   “About the forth line, “the devil will infiltrate the Church”. At first, I thought the idea was beyond the pale, but the more I read, the more possible it becomes. Malachi Martin, the one who said that the third secret would fill the churches on Saturday night. He wrote a book titled, Vatican A Novel. Although it’s fictional, Martin proposes the theory that the Pope John Paul I was murdered by the Soviet Union because he would abdicate the accomodationist policy of his two predecessors, John XXIII and Paul VI. They did not want him to condemn the atheistic totalitarian ideology. Martin believed that the church structure was infiltrated for decades by masonic agents who reached positions of high influence.

 Bella Dodd, who was head of the communist party in American, claimed that she personally sent into the Catholic seminaries over 1,000 young men. And before she died, she reported that some of them had already become bishops. Lenin said that he would infiltrate and destroy the Catholic Church.

   I think the next line could be infiltrate the Church and mount the throne of St Peter. This does not mean the Pope John XXIII was a willing agent of the devil. But it does mean that John XXIII was Pope when the devil “infiltrated the Church under cover of doing good.”

    I have read the three volumes you suggested. There is a fourth volume by a different member of the order. He makes a good case that Pope John was duped by the Russians. In a high stakes game of world political poker, the pope had four of a kind and the Russians had a pair. But he dazzled himself and threw in his hand, thinking he had been the master of a political success. He forbade criticism of communism.

   In 1970, Sister Lucy wrote to a friend, Mother Martins, that “It is painful to see such a great disorientation in so many persons who occupy places of responsibility....It is because the devil has infiltrated evil under cover of good.” 

 Many believe that it is possible that John XXIII meant well in his effort to reform the Church, but the effort was used by the devil to further his fight against God and souls. 

   After John XXIII read the secret, he said it “does not refer to my pontificate.” This suggests that the secret was saying something negative about someone’s pontificate and that it seemed to point to him. He was in effect saying “it is not about me.” But it was still too close for comfort. This is the likely reason that John XXIII chose not to publish the secret. The third secret stands alone as the one marian apparition which has been suppressed. 

   On the Art Bell radio program. A listener called in and said that a Jesuit had confided to him that the secret spoke of a Pope who “would be under the control of Satan. Pope John was reeling, thinking that it could have been him.” Father Martin responded “Yes, it seems that this person would have had a means of reading or would have been given the contents of the secret.”

  Father Kramer said the when John XXIII read the secret, he turned white and nearly fainted.

   There are also the words of Cardinal Ciappi, the theologian for the pontifical household for Pius XII through John Paul II. He said “In the third secret is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy will begin at the top.”

There will be a Council 

      The next line would be “There will be a Council.” Cardinal Ratzinger told a friend that Our Lady also warned that there would be an evil Council in the Church that would cause great scandal. I found this in an article by Father Paul Kramer,  The Secret Warned Against Vatican Council II and the New Mass. 

  Kramer says that Our Lady foresaw that the council would be misused.

   Cardinal Oddi spoke with Sister Lucy in 1985. Afterward, he said that “In my opinion, what is written is that in 1960, the Pope would have convoked a council from which, contrary to his intentions, there would arise many difficulties in the Church.”

 So, in plain speech, what Oddi is saying is that the secret says that the pope will call a council of all the bishops, and that in that council grave mistakes will be made which affect the church and will cause serious problems and loss of faith. He deduced from Lucy’s words that the Secret “preannounced some grave error.”

It will be sad for everyone.

   In the Fuentes interview, Lucy said “Father, how much time is there before 1960 arrives? It will be very sad for everyone, not one person will rejoice at all if beforehand the world does not pray and do penance. I am not able to give any other details because it is still a secret.  According to the will of the Most Holy Virgin, only the Holy Father and the Bishop of Fatima are permitted to know the secret, but they have chosen not to know it so that they would not be influenced.”

  Sister Lucy never said a positive word about Vatican II. If she had, she would have been quoted.

   So I think that logically the next line would be “Cardinal will oppose Cardinal. Bishop against Bishop. The priests who revere me will scorned and opposed.

      This is drawn from Our Lady of Akita.

 It also fairly describes the ascendency of progressives and modernists in Vatican II and subsequent events. In the ecclesiastical struggle for power in the era of Vatican II, Our Lady was demoted. People today have little appreciation of the loss of Marian Devotion which has a occurred in the last fifty years. Rosary production dropped ninety percent in the decade following Vatican II. The catholic is different today. 

   After reference to the bishops would come the line “They will alter the Mass and the teaching of the Church.”

Pope Pius XII

   Msgr. Eugene Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, made the astonishing prophecy on the future upheaval in the Church:

   "I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. … I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past. 

"A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, 'Where have they taken Him?'"

- Roche, Pie XII Devant L'Historie, p. 52-53

Odious in My Sight

    Evidently, in the undercurrent of fatima prophecy, Marie Julie Jahenny, the Breton Stigmatist, is a figure of respect. She said that Our Lord spoke to her about a new mass whose words would be “Odious in My Sight.”

The Abomination of Desolation 

   There is a case to be made that the new mass is The Abomination of Desolation. John Vennari, in the article referenced above, says “Meanwhile, the Church has been updated beyond recognition, far worse than it was in the early days of the revolution in 1973. So much so that if Pope Benedict XV, the reigning Pontiff in 1917, would now step into the average parish church during Sunday Mass, he would assume that a weird, liberal sect had commandeered the once-Catholic building: a sect that offers a loose Protestant liturgy and preaches perverse doctrine; a sect that sings insipid songs and allows sloven, immodest dress during worship; a sect that spends large sums of money renovating and de-Catholicizing the church interior; a sect where lay-people help give out Communion, indicating the sect does not believe in the Real Presence. He would also note from the dwindling numbers that the sect is dying.”

Catechism of Fatima. 

    Church teaching has changed in a number of ways. Compare the teaching which is implicit in the events and words of Fatima to what is common in the main stream of Catholic thought today.

 The practical teaching are largely two different bodies of thought.

The next line would be “The devil will sweep a third of the clergy into his service.”

   This is a reference to Revelation 12:4.  “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son.”

    Pope John Paul II gave a sermon at Fatima on May 13, 2000 on the Beautification of Francisco and Jacinta. He said “The message of Fatima is a call to conversion, alerting humanity to have nothing to do with the ‘dragon’ whose ‘tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth.’ Man's final goal is heaven, his true home, where the heavenly Father awaits everyone with his merciful love.”
    John Paul II refers to “the message of Fatima” but no where else in the Fatima messages is this passage found. It can be reasoned therefore that the passage must be in the third secret. “The message of Fatima” could be used as another name for the most famous message of Fatima which is the third secret. He was saying in effect that The Third Secret warns humanity against the dragon who will sweep away a third of the clergy into his service.

    Paul VI, speaking years earlier in the same plaza, referred to the same page of Apocalypse in his sermon on the fiftieth anniversary of the apparitions.

    Socci hypothesizes that a deal was struck in the Sacred Palaces between the pro and anti fatima sections that would allow John Paul to reveal the contents of the third secret indirectly, so that the astute would get the message and the Church could say in good conscience that the third secret had been in revealed.

The Haydock Commentary of the Douay-Rheims Bible.

   Father Paul Kramer says that the image of one third of the stars of Heaven has been interpreted to refer to “bishops and eminent persons who fell under the weight of persecution and apostatized.”

    In The Book of Destiny by Father Herman Kramer, published in 1956 with an imprimatur, one third of the stars is interpreted to mean that one third of the clergy will follow the dragon. One third of the consecrated souls will be in “the service of the devil, working to destroy the Church from within.” 

Supporters of the Devil   

   Sister Lucy also brings up the idea that numerous clergy were working for the devil and not for Our Lady. In a letter in 1970, speaking of liberals and dangerous innovators in the Church, Sister Lucy says “We see how supporters of the devil work for evil and how they fear nothing.... They always go forward with intrepid audacity. 

    That one so humble as Sr Lucy has spoken so strongly suggests that she speaks about the secret. 

Next, “The beast will overcome pastors. The flock will be abandoned and scattered. Wolves will ravage the flock and drag many to hell.”

   In Sister Lucy’s letters can be found a recognition of the Great Battle between Satan and Our Lady. The themes include: Overcoming consecrated souls, souls abandoned by their leaders in the midst of wolves, the seizing of the unprotected sheep, and the dragging of souls to hell.

    Speaking about the Decisive Battle between Mary and Satan, Sister Lucy said “Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin. And the devil knows what it is that most offends God, and which in a short space of time will gain for him the greatest number of souls. Thus, the devil does everything to overcome souls consecrated to God because in this way, the devil will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful abandoned by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them.”

Drag to Hell. 

   Sister Lucy continued, “Religious and priests who fall away from their beautiful vocation drag numerous souls to hell.” 

Final Impenitence.

    “The devil wishes to take possession of consecrated souls. He tries to corrupt them in order to lull to sleep the souls of laypeople and thereby lead them to final impenitence.”

    Sister Lucy added that “Our Lady was always sad”.

Altars will be stripped and churches will be sacked. 

   This is drawn from Our Lady of Akita. This has already happened figuratively. Churches were once places of beautiful architecture, statues, stained glass, magnificent altars, and ornaments. Now they tend toward denuded boxes.

   In the Vision of the Bishop in White, there is a war in which the pope is killed and then the Cardinals, Bishops, priests and clergy. In such a war, it is likely that churches will be physically sacked.

   Then, Cap closed her folder and relaxed back into her big padded chair.  She told Skinner that she felt that she was delving deeper and deeper into a realm of darkness. And she didn’t know where she was going or what to do with it. Skinner told her to just keep plugging away. “When in doubt, tell the truth.”

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chapter 25

Diabolical Wave

Over the holidays, Cap continued to read and study about Fatima. She read letters which Lucy had written to her aunt  during the seventies. Lucy seemed to believe that the world was being demonically possessed. Possessed as in need of an excorcism. She wrote Skinner:

Fr Skinner,

   I believe that one of the lines in the third secret may be,  A diabolic wave will sweep the world. I think that Lucy believed that the world became possessed in that period. 

   Going out on a limb. I think that in looking at Lucy’s writings, one can discern elements of the third secret. Sister Lucy was humble about herself. She was resigned to a quiet and retired life in her cloister. When ever she seems to be boldly going out on a limb with a dramatic statement or line of thought, she is reflecting the Madonnas own thinking.

   Diabolical Disorientation. Sister Lucy made several references to Diabolical Disorientation during the 70’s. It is apparent from her letters that she believed that a diabolical wave was sweeping the planet.

   The argument could be made that after 1960, the world came to be possessed by the devil. Possessed, as in needing an exorcism. This was punishment upon the world and the Church for having disobeyed His Will.

Rosary every day to arm against diabolical disorientation

   In 1970 Sister Lucy wrote to a friend “People must recite the rosary every day. Our Lady repeated this in all her apparitions, as if to arm us in advance these times of diabolical disorientation, so that we would not let ourselves be fooled by false doctrines.”

Diabolical Disorientation Invading the World

   Speaking of those who reject the mediation of Mary, Sr Lucy says “This is a diabolical disorientation which is invading the world and misleading souls.”

Devil has Infiltrated Evil 

   “It is painful to see such a great disorientation in so many persons who occupy places of responsibility....It is because the devil has infiltrated evil under cover of good, and the blind are beginning to guide others, as the Lord tell us in His Gospel, and souls are letting themselves be deceived.”

War against the Rosary

   About the benefits of the Rosary, Sr Lucy says ”That is why the devil has waged such a war against it. And the worst is that he has succeeded in leading into error and deceiving souls having a heavy responsibility through the place which they occupy... They are blind men guiding other blind men.”

   “The decadence which exists in the world is without any doubt the consequence of the lack of the spirit of prayer. Foreseeing this disorientation, the Blessed Virgin recommends recitation of the Rosary with such insistence... The devil has unchained his struggle against it.

    In that period of time, 

Diabolic Wave

   In a letter to her nephew a Salesian priest in 1971, Sr Lucy wrote “I see by your letter that you are preoccupied by the disorientation of our time. It is indeed sad that so many persons let themselves be dominated by the diabolical wave sweeping over the world... Their principal fault is that they have abandoned prayer.

Sincerely hoping that You and I are not among the possessed,

Cap

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chapter 26

Dream of Hildegard

   One night in early February, Cap had a dream. A child met her and took her by the hand. They were was transported back in time. She found herself somewhere at night. It was almost completely dark. She could feel a cold stone floor with her bare feet. There was no breeze. She was inside a man made structure. A little to the right and left were stone walls. She was in a hallway. The walls were made of rough stone. There was no heat and there was no noise. It was late at night. It felt like a castle. She inched slowly along the hallway. She turned one corner, then another. There was a faint glow as made her way along of the hall. It lead to a chapel. She paused at it’s doorway. Two candles on an altar bathed the room in a soft light. There were two nuns. One was standing. Words were softly spoken and the standing nun left the room. The other continued to kneel at a communion rail at the front of the church. After the longest time, Cap entered the rear doorway of the chapel and walked very slowly toward the front. Cap was surprised that her footsteps made no noise on the stone floor. When she was a few feet from the communion rail, she heard the words “Come nearer my daughter.”

   The nun arose and lead Cap to a sitting room nearby. “My name is Hildegard. This is my monastery. You have come a long way in distance and in time. You are in the Palatinate of the Rhine, in the Holy Roman Empire. Nearby is a village that people of your time will call Heidelberg Germany. The time is the twelfth century.

   Hildegard pointed at the wall several feet away.  A tapestry hung on the wall. At that, the wall began to melt. They were then looking at a large country with many cities. “ This is the great nation in the ocean that will be called America. It is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent. Before the comet comes, many nations will be scourged by want and famine. It will be devastated by earthquakes, It will be shaken like a child shakes a toy. In some places the work of men will be shaken to the ground so that not one stone sits upon another. 

   “Storms of uncommon strength will the pummel the countryside. Like wild horses, they will trample upon the villages. Dark grey clouds will come down to earth and tread heavily upon the roofs and walls of your cottages. 

   “A few places where the good live will be spared. But elsewhere even the sea will rise up in anger. Great tides will romp upon the land. The powers of the earth which keep back the seas will abandon their posts. The waters will roam across the land at will. Fishes will look down at the trees.  Fields will look up at the waters. Wheat will sway in the currents.

    “The seasons will be released from their yoke. They will not carry their burden. They will wander from their appointed paths. The rains will not dip into their sacred vessels and pour out their dew upon the dry soil. They will forget. The waters will come too late and then too much. In some places the seeds will not sprout. Elsewhere, wet fields will pull down the wheat.

    “The harvests will be stray from their royal duties. Fathers will find no food for their children. 

Divided.

    “Look at the great river in the middle of the your country. See how it will grow. The land will be divided and, in great part, be submerged. See the coasts.  See how the seas trespass upon them. All coastal cities will live in fear, and many of them will be swallowed and destroyed by tidal waves.“

Ships. 

   “That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea. It has so many ships.” Cap was given the ability to see all the ships stretched out upon the sea for a great distance. She was given the insight to know what a great and awesome number they would appear to be to someone from so long ago. “The great nation will lose it’s ships.” Then Cap saw the ships flounder one by one. Some were assaulted by war. Some were sunk by large waves. Many suffered disrepair. They rolled onto their sides in shallow water. Or they were left upon the land by large tides.

   The child tugged upon the sleeve of Cap’s night shirt. “Come with me.” Cap bowed goodbye to the nun and quietly said “Thank you, Mother.” 

   They traveled much nearer to Cap’s own time. The child pointed to a woman. She was talking to American soldiers. The time was just after World War II. The place was Bavaria. The child said “She bears the wounds of Christ.”

  The soldiers had heard of Therese Neumann. She was a simple peasant but in trance she would speak ancient Aramaic, Greek and Latin. She lived on nothing but the host. A yogi once met her and said "I see ... that energy flows to your body from the ether, sun, and air." 

   The soldiers asked Therese if America would be destroyed in World War III. She answered that in the next century “America will be destroyed by a series of natural disasters... Blessed is he, who not gets annoyed at God.”

   The child said “Goodnight Padraigin.” It was the irish feminine version of Patrick which meant noblewoman. She understood that he was saying in effect,  “Remember, you have noble blood. You have a soul.” 

   When Cap awakened, she wrote down her dreams. A couple days later she had a space of a couple hours in her schedule. She searched and found the prophecies which related to her dream.

   “Before the comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be 

scourged by want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is 

inhabited by people of different tribes and descent will be devastated by 

earthquake, storm, and tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, 

submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea and lose ... All coastal cities will live in fear, and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves.“ St. Hildegard (12th Century) 

“Near the beginning of the next century, America will be destroyed economically by a series of natural disasters." Therese Neumann, German mystic, Twentieth Century to American GI’s after World War II. 

   A week later, the smallest of earth tremors began to rattle the foundations of St Louis.

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chapter 27

St. Louis Exorcism

   Skinner called Cap and invited her to meet him at noon the next day at his place of Residence, Jesuit Hall. “There is something I would like to show you.” He met her in the lobby and they walked across the street to Francis Xavier College Church. They walked past the large white wall of foundation stones. High above gargoyles gazed on them coldly. Up the big granite steps and past the heavy wooden doors. It was still and quiet inside. Light streamed in the tall stained glass windows and flooded the space with hues of blue and red. Even the dust seemed to be suspended in mid air.

   “St Michael appeared here. This is the one documented apparition of St Michael in the western hemisphere.” Cap was surprised that she had never heard of it. “The records were sealed. It happened during the St Louis University exorcism, the one from which the book and the movie were made. It started here at the university. It was a young boy, not a girl. The boy’s relative brought him to the Jesuits. The bishop assigned one of the faculty to do the excorcism. The exorcism started in the boy’s house. When things got complicated, they transferred him to a hospital a few miles away. When the spell was finally broken, a load retort was heard throughout the hospital. like a gunshot. At the same time, there were several priests here saying their vespers. St Michael appeared up there in the celestory of the sanctuary, high above the altar. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, the records were sealed for 50 years. Cap asked then why if the records were no longer sealed, was there no shrine or plaque. Skinner answered that the Jesuits had moved on to a different way of looking at things. They were more concerned with temporal realities.

   “But what is interesting in respect to you is that this is the location where for whatever reason a battle took place between good and evil. There is something special about this town. There is also the connection to the promise to the King of France. It was named and dedicated to the King of France and is by some small thread connected to the promise of the Sacred Heart and therefore to Fatima.

   On top of that, you come along and start writing the Third Secret of Fatima.

  There is a local group which is petitioning the Bishop to Consecrate St Louis to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in order to seek Her protection in the difficulties ahead. The protection that could be St Louis’s, can be found in the experience of Portugal. In 1931, all the bishops of Portugal gathered at Fatima to consecrate their country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Three hundred thousand pilgrims attended. Some of them had walked for as many as nine days in order to be present at the ceremony to honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As a result, Portugal was spared the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and was protected from World War II. 

Mary’s Promise of Protection.

   Sister Lucy said the Portugal had been protected because of it’s Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “In this horrible war, Portugal would be spared because of the national consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary made by the bishops.”

 That was no small bit of prophecy.

The protection of Seville.

   There was one diocese in Spain that was spared the horrors of it’s civil war, the diocese of Seville. Seville had also been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Hiroshima, protection midst destruction.

   When the atomic bomb destroyed Hiroshima in 1945, eight men living near the blinding centre of the nuclear flash miraculously survived the searing hurricane of blast and gamma rays, while everyone within a mile radius perished and others residing further afield continue to die from the lethal effects of radiation. For over thirty years, some two hundred scientist have examined these eight men, trying in vain to determine what could have preserved them from incineration. One of the survivors was Fr. H. Shiffner, S.J. He gave a dramatic answer on TV in America. “In that house, we were living the message of Fatima.”

Austria, Rosaries, and the Russian Exit

   “It is a known fact that after the Second World War, part of Austrian territory was occupied by the Soviets. Less well known is the quasi-miraculous manner in which” Austria was suddenly delivered from Moscow’s boot.

   “For the USSR, Austria evidently represented a precious toehold in the heart of Europe, due to its petroleum wells and its strategic situation. Yet in 1955, Moscow unexpectedly agreed to the complete retreat of its occupation forces, finally restoring full independence to Austria, which recovered its boundaries of 1938.

    “What had happened? Between 700,000 and 1,000,000 persons, comprising 10 to 12% of the population had signed a promise to say the Rosary every day and respond to Our Lady of Fatima’s requests.

   “For Teresa Neumann, the stigmatist of Konnersreuth, there was no doubt about it: It was definitely the prayers and numerous Rosaries of the Austrian people which acquired their liberty from all Russian domination, she declared in 1962, shortly before her death.”

Mississippi widens

   On the physical level, St Louis also had something going for it. If we are talking about the time in which the pope is killed, the prophetic lore as you have seen with Sister Aiello is that there will be widespread earthquakes and storms. On the new age maps, one sees subsidence of the coasts and a greatly widened Mississippi, a hundreds miles wide at it mouth and narrowing as one moves northward. St Louis could become an important inland port. Protected from tidal waves, and yet having access to the sea.

Mary’s Promise to all countries.

   Sister Lucy said that if other countries had consecrated themselves to the Immaculate Heart as Portugal had done, they too would have been spared the Second World War. One may reasonably hope that the promise is still intact. 

The War to come. 

   The Vision of the Bishop in White reveals a pope killed in wartime. Given that Benedict has indicated that the Third Secret has to do with Future Realities and given that Russia is “dominant” in the Third Secret,

 one may reasonably conclude that we are headed toward another great war.  

    Further, it seems reasonable to conclude that if Rome is in ruins, the pope is killed, and the hierarchy and laity are being slaughtered, that the new pope will flee Rome.

 He may come to the city of St Louis. There is a certain amount of resonance in this because the story of the Pope fleeing Rome is bound up inextricably with the story of Fatima. And the story of Fatima has its roots in the Promises of the Sacred Heart to the King of France, the heir to St Louis. 

    The Consecration is more than a simple prayer said by the Bishop and his priests. It will be the end product of a campaign to get ten percent of the population to say the daily Rosary and to do the First Saturday Devotions. Maybe more.

Sufficient Number. 

 According to Sister Lucy, Russia will be consecrated ”when a sufficient number are complying with the Message of Fatima.”

 God only knows the wringer which the world will have to go through to get to that point.

    The Bishop will have to get tough. He will have to hire and fire until he has a group of priests who will support him in this effort. It will create a furor. It will be a brave missionary effort in the desert of American Catholicism.

   For those priests and laymen who will not cooperate, it will be necessary to let them go. What counts is converting a sufficient number of catholics to say the daily rosary. Our Lady asked for Daily Rosary at each of the six apparitions at Fatima.

 It will break the spell of demonic possession which holds american catholicism in its grip.

   There is no other promise. There is no other offer of protection.

   Time is nearly up. Our Lord asked the King of France to Consecrate France to the Sacred Heart and to place an image of the Sacred Heart upon his flag. The king did not do so. One hundred years later, the french revolution began. In our time, Mary asked for the First Saturdays of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Devotion of First Saturdays was requested in 1925. The Consecration of Russia was requested in 1929. In the years to come great things will happen for good or for evil.

One day the pope will flee Rome.

   John of Vitiguerro, Thirteenth Century: "The pope will change his residence and the Church will not be defended for twenty-five months or more because, during all that time there will be no Pope in Rome.... After many tribulations, a Pope shall be elected out of those who survived the persecutions."

   Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi, Nineteenth Century: "Religion shall be persecuted, and priests massacred. Churches shall be closed, but only for a short time. The Holy Father shall be obliged to leave Rome."

   Where will the Holy Father find refuge. It will not be Europe. Europe will be in revolution. Russia shall have invaded. Africa will be engaged in a moslem war. China will for the near future be communist and anticatholic. South America is possible. America is possible. There are places in America where the faith still flickers.

   If St Louis does what the Madonna requested, she will be protected and could possibly provide a haven for the Holy Father should he flee Rome.

    The Vision of the Bishop in White is clear. The pope will be killed in a war. The next pope will flee Rome. St Louis is a good candidate for the residence of the pope for a couple years during the next war.

   Skinner told her that was going away for six months. He would be on a Sabbatical in Rome. The reason I have brought you here is that the the Secret has been buried for fifty year not by accident. One has to assume that there is a power which wants to keep it buried. If you continue to bring the Secret to light, you might run into some trouble. I would suggest you come here once in a while and sit quietly. I will give you a prayer. The motto of St Michael is “Quis Ut Deus.” Who is like unto God. It was the battle of Michael when he rallied his angels in the great battle against Lucifer. It is Lucifer whom you are up against. Those three words are the shield of St Michael. You can hide behind them. Say them when you you feel you are about to be quashed like a bug. 

   “I will keep you in my prayers. In Rome, I will have an opportunity to inquire about the Secret.” As he said goodbye, he made the smallest sign of the cross and said “God bless you and keep your from evil.”

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chapter 28

Earthquakes

Dear Father Skinner,

As I write this, my windows are rattling. We have been having small tremors here for the last week. A couple months ago I had a dream of Hildebard of Bingen and her prophecey that American would be divided and struck with earthquakes. A couple weeks ago, we began to feel the earthquakes. Then about a week ago, the pace of earthquakes began to quicken. 

   She told Skinner of her fear of earthquakes.

   If there were a line dividing the period in which earthquakes were unusual from the era in which earthquakes became commonplace, it was the beginning of April 2020. The intensity was not so severe but the number nearly doubled. People began to slowly adjust to earthquakes as a fact of live. There were drills and public service announcements. The amount of emergency planning began to change from what might happen to what would happen. Fire Departments began door to door campaigns in which they passed out literature and began to grade households on their emergency preparedness. People began to stock food and water. 

   The Boy scouts and Girls Scouts started to help people prepare the list of items they would need in the event of an earthquake. The scouts sponsored statewide pitch a tent weekends. Whole neighborhoods had a tent in the front or back yard. Churches began parking semi trailers and ocean containers on their lots stocked with dry goods. People also began to stock guns and ammunition. 

   In late April, earthquakes grew again in number and intensity. Rattling houses was in some places a regular occurrence. May became known as the month of broken glass. Almost every area of the midwest and had at least one tremor severe enough to break glass. The number of big ones grew steadily. At mid May, the midwest was ripped by several large earthquakes. In some places the land undulated in visible ten foot waves. Emergency crews were hard pressed to help the survivors. The roads were cut with large crevasses. Power lines were down. Water and gas pipes were broken. People were walking out. Many began living in their tents. Military helicopters were ferrying in water and food and basic supplies. Several cities declared martial law. Most of the municipalities were pushed into bankruptcy. There were growing calls to bring home the more of the troops from our bases overseas.

    Many were with water and electricity. School gymnasiums were filled where they were still intact. People began renting their garages. They had hoped that this was a period that would pass away and that better times would follow. Others thought that something more ominous was in the making.

   In the older parts of St Louis, the rattling was having destructive effect of the brick work. Cracks were opening. Pipes were breaking. 

   At St Louis University, classes were being shifted from one building to another. Caps classes were reduced. A couple had been given to non salaried interns. The use of student teaches angered many of the senior teaching staff. The administration said that they did not have much choice. The money wasn’t there. As a result, her salary had been cut back. Her stocks and bonds had just about disappeared. But the mining stocks were paying some dividends. She was able to get by. One benefit of fewer classes was more free time. Cap was able to continue reading and writing about Fatima.

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chapter 29

Padre Pio

29 Padre Pio, Fatima and Wolves

    In the process of her reading, Cap discovered Padre Pio. He was a gentle but sometimes gruff Italian monk who had the stigmata. He was famous for healings and for the gift of reading souls. In confession, he could see a person’s life as if it were a movie.  He had recently been canonized. 

   In february, Cap wrote to Skinner.

Dear Father Skinner,

   The more I read, and the further I go, the more things pile up, one remarkable story on top of another. All of them connected by some thin thread to Fatima.

   I came across a quote which I wanted to share with you. As a non catholic, I have to wonder what was going on in the church, that one of the holiest men in history was deeply at odds with the Vatican. It supports the idea that the devil has entered the church.

   Padre Pio made a powerful statement about the message of Fatima. “Because of the spreading injustice and abuse of power, we have arrived at a compromise with atheistic materialism, denying the rights of God.  This is the chastisement preannounced at Fatima... All of the priests who maintain the possibility of a dialogue with the deniers of God and with the Luciferian powers of the world are mad, they have lost the faith, they no longer believe in the Gospel. Thus, they betray the word of God because Christ came to bring to earth a perpetual alliance only with men of goodwill, but not to ally Himself with men thirsty for power and domination over their brothers... The flock is dispersed when the pastors ally themselves with the enemies of the Truth of Christ.  All of the forms of power made deaf to the will and the authority of the Heart of God are rapacious wolves who renew the Passion of Christ and cause the tears of the Madonna to pour forth.”

Abuse of Power

    Padre Pio said these words in 1963.  The first sentence is a powerful criticism against the leadership of the Vatican and specifically the Pope himself: “Because of the spreading injustice and abuse of power, we have arrived at a compromise with atheistic materialism.” The reference to “injustice and an abuse of power” is a direct reference to the Vatican’a having taken the Third Secret from The Bishop of Fatima and having refused to publish it. It was the Madonna’s intention that the Bishop of Fatima should hold the Secret and that he should publish it in the year 1960.

  Thus, Pio charges Pope John XXIII with disobedience and rebellion against the Madonna. 

Compromise with atheistic materialism

   Padre Pio condemned the policy of dialogue with atheistic communism. He took a harsh view toward communism at the same time that John XXIII was speaking about the medicine of mercy instead of the arms of severity and condemnations.

 John XXIII agreed not to condemn the Soviet Union or Communism. The second secret includes the request for the consecration of Russia. The Consecration of Russia would have been perceived as a condemnation of Communism. Therefore, his rapprochement with the Soviet Union was directly opposite the approach of the Madonna. 

Chastisement Preannounced at Fatima

   In this passage, Pio throws the book at John XXIII. Pio is opening up the Secret, which John wants to bury. When Padre Pio uses the word preannounced he had chosen the word carefully. The preannouncement was the third secret. Pio declares that the Secret announces a Chastisement, a punishment. Pio is saying that the compromise with the communists is the punishment about which the Madonna spoke at Fatima. They both know that the Secret says that the devil will infiltrate the Church.

Because

   With the use of the word “because”, Padre Pio has hurled a grave charge against John XXIII and his collaborators. He is in effect saying that the Chastisement mentioned in the Third Secret will be caused by their injustice and abuse of power. All involved know that John would not have been allowed to compromise with the communists if the Secret had been revealed. The opposite would have happened. Catholics in the millions would have wanted to see Russia Consecrated. 

    Apostacy. Padre Pio goes on to charge all the priests who want to dialogue with communism as deniers of God, which is to say apostates. He is in effect charging Pope John with Apostasy. It needs to be remembered that Cardinal Ciappi would later write that the Third Secret foretells that the Great Apostasy will begin at the top. Then, Pio touches on another elements of the secret. The flock is dispersed when priests ally themselves with the enemy of Christ. Rapacious wolves attack the abandoned flock. Padre Pio is exposing the third secret.

  Content of the Third Secret. No where in the known message of Fatima is a warning against compromise with atheistic materialism. Nor mention of it being a the chastisement. Padre Pio was giving away part the Third Secret. He was saying that the Third Secret announced that there would be a profound spiritual chastisement, far worse than any material punishment. The chastisement would be that the leadership of the church would embark on a policy of compromise with atheistic materialism. They would lose the faith. They would deny the Gospel and betray God. Pastors would ally themselves with the enemy of Christ, who is the devil.  Rapacious wolves would disperse and ravage the flock. Many souls would be dragged to hell. The loss of so many souls would be the cause of the tears of the Madonna. 

An Alliance of men of Goodwill. 

    Then he says something beautiful, “Christ came to bring to earth a perpetual alliance only with men of goodwill, but not to ally Himself with men thirsty for power and domination over their brothers....” There is hope for the rest of us.

Rapacious Wolves.

  Padre Pio mentioned Wolves in connection with Fatima. That he uses such an unusual expression in connection with the message of Fatima, suggests that the word Wolves may be found in the Third Secret. The paragraph above can be looked upon as a survey of the Third Secret. Padre Pio is saying that in the third secret is a message about rapacious wolves.

Padre Pio and Sister Lucy.

   Padre Pio’s words intertwine with Sister Lucy’s. The two stories together speak about Pastors abandoning their flocks. One says rapacious wolves.  The other says seizing the flock and dragging them down to hell. Sister Lucy was not able to use the word Wolves because that would have been giving away too much. She was forbidden to speak directly about the Secret. But she touches on a number of elements around it. 

 When she speaks about the Decisive Battle between Mary and Satan, she speaks in the language of a shepherd. “Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin. And the devil knows what it is that most offends God, and which in a short space of time will gain for him the greatest number of souls. Thus, the devil does everything to overcome souls consecrated to God because in this way, the devil will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful abandoned by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them... The devil knows that religious and priests who fall away from their beautiful vocation drag numerous souls to hell.”

Tears of the Madonna

    This is a reference to The Weeping Statue of Syracuse. Padre Pio had a special connection with the Weeping Madonna. He believed that the Madonna had healed him when he saw the Statue from his window. He was in effect saying that the Madonna was weeping because she foresaw that Pope John would not publish the secret, and would instead compromise with the enemies of Her Son and that as a result many of her children would be led astray and lost forever.

Sincerely,

Cap

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chapter 30

What Should've Happened

   Skinner wrote back that it was interesting that Cap had mentioned Padre Pio. He had spoken with a few people recently who knew him. Most of the fatimists had a high regard for Padre Pio. He gave Cap an summary of seemed to be the prevailing opinion among fatimists about What should have happened and What did happen instead.

   “What if people had done what God wanted? The story of of the last century would have been something like this. 

   At Fatima, Our Lady asked for people to recite the rosary. A growing number of people began reciting the rosary. They began to convert their lives. A powerful force began to move in the spiritual lives of many.

   In 1925, Our Lady asked for the Communions of Reparation on First Saturdays. Word spread. The graces earned by the Rosaries encouraged the Church to promote the devotion. Soon many people were doing the First Saturdays.

   In 1929, Our Lady asked for the Consecration of Russia. The graces earned by the Rosaries and First Saturdays encouraged Pius XI. In 1931, the Pope in union with all the Bishops of the World Consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was an “immense event for the whole Catholic Church, which in every corner of the planet” shared “in a great rite of expiation and consecration for that unfortunate nation, entrusting itself universally to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

 A wave of conversions swept Russia. The communists were driven from office. 

   Our Lady kept Her word. Wars ceased. The Spanish Revolution did not occur. The Second World War did not occur.

   The world was shocked at the conversion of Russia. Millions of hearts were touched. A wave of conversions began worldwide. There was “an overthrow of the mentality dominating the modern world.”

 World leaders adopted Christian attitudes and policies. The Social Kingship of Christ was established.

   All the various wars would not have occurred. The wars of communist expansion, the Chinese Communist Revolution, Korea ,Viet Nam and many others did not occur.

There would have been worldwide Peace and Prosperity.

Instead here is What Happened.

   God sent a message to Mankind. God wished to manifest that all graces come to men through the mediation of Mary, the Spiritual Mother of Mankind. He sent Mary to speak to the world at Fatima. He created the greatest miracle in the history of mankind. Mary announced through the children three months ahead of time that She would perform a miracle so that people could see and believe that she was appearing to them. She named the place, the day, and the time.

    At Fatima, Our Lady asked people to say the daily rosary. There was a limited response. A few years later, She appeared to Sister Lucy and asked for the First Saturdays of Reparation. But too few rosaries have been said. As a result, the Church and the people did not respond to the request for First Saturdays of Reparation. A few years later, Our Lady appeared again to Sister Lucy and asked for the Consecration of Russia.  Too few rosaries and too little reparation had been done. The Church and the Holy Father did not respond to the request.

War a punishment for Sin

   Spain was chastised by a civil war. Portugal was spared for having been Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Mary had promised peace if Devotion to Her Immaculate Heart were established. If not, God would punish the world with hunger, war, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. Devotion to the Immaculate Heart was not promoted. World War II and communist expansion followed.

   In 1957, Sister Lucy was interviewed by the postulator for the cause of the beatification of Jacinta and Francisco. In a number of ways, she touches on the subject matter of the Third Secret. She nearly gave away the secret. She announced that the secret was to be opened in 1960 because then it would be more clear. She was then silenced by the Vatican. 

The New Religion

   Growing elements within the Church espoused a new set of values. Pope John XXIII announced the convocation of a Vatican Council of all the Bishops in the world. The modernists took over. A new religion supplanted the old but kept the outer form of the church. Those holding to traditional catholic truth were marginalized.

Devil enters the Church

   The gates were opened for the devil to enter the Church. Sister Lucy said that a demonic wave swept the world due primarily to a lack of prayer. In effect the world became possessed. In the seventies, Sister Lucy spoke about the diabolical infiltration which was in progress. The Church came increasingly to serve the interests of a Masonic/Modernist world class. 

Lucy II

   A person replaces Sister Lucy in her public appearances. Few notice. When Sister Lucy was interviewed by Father Fuentes in 1957, he described her as “very sad, very pale and emaciated.” 

 When Sister Lucy was next seen, she was plump and in good spirits. Photos show different facial bone structure. 

The devil is triumphant

   The devil is triumphant over all but a few who continue to say the daily rosary, do the First Saturdays of Reparation, and wear her scapular.

God is rejected worldwide. 

   Inside and outside the Church, souls have been indoctrinated in the new religion. Children have been sexually corrupted by the media. The harvest of souls has been abundant. The people have been nearly all possessed by the devil. 

God gets mad.

   God had wanted men to submit to “His great design of love, which is to grant all graces to men through the mediation of the Immaculate Virgin. Their refusal to submit with docility to what God wills is a fault which most gravely wounds His Heart. And for which He no longer finds in Himself any inclination to pardon them. This sins seems unforgivable because for Our Savior, there is no crime more unpardonable than to despise His Most Holy Mother and to outrage Her Immaculate Heart, which is the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit. This is committing ‘the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will not be forgiven in this life or the next.’ “ 

God abandons the world to itself.

   “And let us not say that it is God who is punishing us in this way; on the contrary it is people themselves who are preparing their own punishment. In his kindness God warns us and calls us to the right path, while respecting the freedom he has given us; hence people are responsible” said Lucy.

“Many will be lost...Father, Many will be lost.”said Lucy.

 to Father Lombardi.

Collapse of Society.

   John Paul II quietly predicted the collapse of society. On May 13, 1982, one year after the assassination attempt, John Paul II made a pilgrimage to Fatima to thank Our Lady for her protection. He said that the Madonna was “preoccupied by the threats of Apostasy and of moral degradation which bring with them the collapse of society.”

 The Holy Father had thoroughly studied the Third Secret and it’s surrounding documents during his recovery. He knows what is coming. When he speaks of apostasy and societal collapse, he speaks of the Third Secret. 

Then come civil war, the world wide war, finally the three days darkness.

   We are approaching the time about which Jacinta spoke when she said “In the next war, nearly all will go to hell.”  Lucy said “One day, I went to her house to stay a little while with her. I found her seated 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.’ ”

  On top of that will be the trumpets of Revelation. Lucy said the Secret related to Chapter Eight in Revelation. There will be Thunder, Lightning and Earthquake such as the world has never known. People will hear voices. Fire will fall from the sky. Famine. A mountain sized meteor will fall from into the sea. And a star will poison a part of the globe.

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chapter 31

What Terrified Lucy

Father Skinner,

   I hope all is well. Here is my latest installment, What Terrified Sister Lucy. One of the things which surprised me is that Lucy was terrified by the secret. So much so that she met delay and great difficulty in writing down the third secret.   

   In 1943, Sister Lucy had an illness which frightened her superiors. They feared that she might die without writing the third secret. She declined to write the secret unless she were instructed to do so in writing out of obedience. She was given that order by her bishop in October. 

   For a few more months, she delayed. It made her tremble. “She had wanted to obey several times, that she had sat down to write, without being able to do so.”

   “The long agony that Sister Lucy had to face...We see it as Satan’s final outburst against the messenger of the Immaculate One, guessing what a great weapon this prophecy would be, once it was set down in black and white, against his dominion and his claim of being able to infiltrate the very heart of the Church...Thus the seer’s great trial.”

    She communicated her anguish to Don Garcia who advised her to bide her time, that she was not disobeying Our Lord, that the mysterious impediment would vanish.

   In January 2 1944, the Madonna appeared to Lucy in her small room in the infirmary and instructed her to write the Secret. “to finally dispel the seer’s darkness and put and end to her painful trial.”

   The situation begs the question, why the difficulty?

    Father Alonso says “Moreover, how are we to understand Sister Lucy’s great difficulty in writing the final part of the secret when she had already written down other things that were extremely difficult to put down? Had it been merely a matter of prophesying new and severe punishments, Sister Lucy would not have experienced difficulties so great that an special intervention from Heaven was needed to overcome them.”

   Antonio Socci in the Fourth Secret asks what could have terrified Sister Lucy so much. Already she had addressed the topics of wars, cataclysms, and apostasy and had demonstrated that she was capable of speaking about those issues. Socci reasons that it must have been something which was, in her eyes, worse. 

    Sister Lucy had previously told us that the vision of hell which the Madonna had shown the shepherds had terrified them. In the apparition  of July 1917, the Madonna began by showing the children a vision of hell in which millions of souls were falling into hell like snowflakes. The scene of burning souls in a sea of fire terrorized and nearly killed them. 

   The Madonna told the children in so many words that She has come to battle the devil in an effort to save souls. She said that too many souls were being lost. The vision of hell overshadowed the whole length of the Message. The story is told with Hell as a backdrop. 

   What terrorized Lucy was neither cataclysms, nor war, nor apostasy. What terrorized Lucy was a part of the third secret which brought her face to face again with the evil of hell.  

   It was the devil, and his wolves. She saw that the devil would sweep a third of the clergy into his service. She saw that the flock would be scattered and pounced upon by ferocious wolves. The frightened souls would attempt to flee to no avail. They were in the power of the ravaging wolves. The malicious wolves would tear them apart and drag them to hell.  

    It was the vision of Hell. One must remember that the Madonna interaction with Lucy on that day only lasted about ten minutes. She showed the children two visions and told them a story. The conversation had a flow to it. 

   Like a person who is afraid of heights, working her way along a rickety rope bridge tossed wildly in a demonic gail, Lucy tackled writing the third part of the secret. Some part of it led Lucy to see the devil exultingly feasting on millions of wailing and cursing lost souls. In obedience, she traced letters across the howling abyss nearly dying of fear with the devil railing against her.

I believe it was coming face to face with of

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chapter 32

Siri Thesis

Jesus this is for love of you, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary

32 The Siri Thesis    

   There is a legend called the The Siri Thesis. It contends that Cardinal Giuseppe Siri of Genoa was elected pope after the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958, but that outside powers intervened. The conclaves are supposed to be held without any communication with the outside world. However, word was leaked. A threatening phone call was made. And a group hastily gathered around the new pope to communicate the negative effects of his papacy. Some believe that the Soviets made the call. The new pope was forced to surrender. 

    The circumstances suggests that it was too late. He had become pope. One cannot resign from being pope. Once pope, always pope. It cast a pall of legitimacy over the papacy of John XXIII and his successors. As long as Siri lived, there would be two popes.

The Victim Soul Venerable Anne-Catherine EmmerichProphetically Spoke of the True Pope in Exile:

"I see the Holy Father in great distress. He lives in another palace and receives only a few in his presence. If the wicked party know their own great strength, they would even now have made an attack. I fear the Holy Father will suffer many tribulations before his death, for I see the black conterfeit church gaining ground, I see its fatal influence on the public. The distress of the Holy Father and of the Church is really so great that one ought to pray to God day and night. I have been told to pray much for the Church and the Pope...The people must pray earnestly for the extirpation of the dark church." -Prophetic Vision of Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824 A.D.) Augustinian Nun, Stigmatist from the book, The Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich, by Very Rev. Carl E. Schmoger, C.SS.R, Vol. ii, pages (Ibid, pages 292-293)

Giuseppe Siri
   Siri was born in Genoa in 1906. He was the son of a dockworker. Ordained in 1928. He earned his doctorate in theology summa cum laude. At the remarkablely young age of 37, he became a bishop. He was for at time the youngest cardinal. During the war, he organized soup kitchens for the poor. He was a master of labor management problems, it having been said that he had settled more disputes, without strikes, than any other man in Italy. He was bishop of Genoa for 41 years. Was credited with persuading the retreating German forces in World War II not to blow up the port. He was Pope Pius XII's chosen successor.

    Cardinal Siri did not like John XXIII (who even took the name of anti-pope, John 23rd against Church teachings). He once said that "it will take the Church fifty years to recover from his 'pontificate'." He did not like Paul VI, who completed the Council, an event described by Siri as "the greatest disaster in recent ecclesiastical history" (and by "recent" he meant in the last five hundred years). Not surprisingly, therefore, the Council was implemented in Genoa with foot-dragging slowness. Siri's Altars did not face the people. Evening Masses were discouraged. Women in trousers were denounced.

   Prior to the Conclave, Cardinal Roncalli had told friends that he expected to be named pope. He was disappointed that he was not selected. He had friends in high places among the left. He made a telephone call. It didn’t take much. The Russians were ready to make a move for their own reasons.

   It is has largely been forgotten that there was a world wide atmosphere of expectation about the revelation of the third secret. It the west, Marian devotions would spill out into the street. Even people who did not go to church on Sunday would show up for Marian prayers. It was a crushing disappointment when it was not revealed. It can safely be assumed that the Russians felt the noose around their neck. They communicated to the conclave some dire threat. It may have been that they would begin a war, that they would attack Rome, or that they would begin to liquidate all of eastern europe’s catholics. 

    Meanwhile, the white smoke had been released. Two hundred thousand people in the plaza began cheering, “We have a pope.”  Here is what the AP said: 

"VATICAN CITY (AP) - Cardinals balloted Sunday without electing a pope. A mix-up in smoke signals made it appear for about half an hour that Pius XII's successor had been chosen. For a time 200,000 Romans and tourists in huge Saint Peter's Square were certain the church had a new pontiff. Millions of others who listened to radios throughout Italy and Europe also were certain. They were certain. They heard the Vatican speaker shout exultantly: 'A pope is elected.." 


"The scene around the Vatican was one of incredible confusion. White smoke from a little chimney atop the Vatican is the traditional signal announcing the election of a new pope. Black smoke indicates failure. Twice during the day smoke billowed from the chimney. At noon the smoke at first came white but it quickly turned unquestionably black. This was the sign the cardinals had failed to elect on the first two ballots, at nightfall white smoke billowed from the slender chimney for a full five minutes. For all the outside world knew, a new pontiff had been chosen."

"Clouds of smoke were caught in search lights trained on the Sistine Chapel chimney. 'Bianco! Bianco!' roared many in the crowd. 'White, white.'

"The Vatican Radio announced the smoke was white. The announcer declared the cardinals at that moment probably were going through the rites of adoration for a new supreme pontiff. For a long time Vatican Radio stuck to its insistence the smoke was white."

"Even high Vatican officials were fooled. Callori di Vignale, governor of the conclave, and Sigismondo Chigi, the conclave Marshall, rushed to takeup the positions assigned to them. The Palatine Guard was called from its barracks and ordered to prepare to go to St. Peter's Basilica for (the) announcement of the new pope's name. But the guard was ordered back to barracks before it reached the square. The Swiss Guard was also alerted."

"Chigi, in an interview with the Italian radio, said uncertainty reigned in the palace. He added that this confusion persisted even after the smoke had subsided and until assurances were received from within the conclave that black smoke was intended. He said he had been at three other conclaves and never before seen smoke as varied in color as Sunday's. He told newsmen later he would arrange to have the cardinals informed of Sunday's smoke confusion in the hope that something can be done to remedy the situation Monday."

"Priests and others working within the Vatican grounds saw the white smoke. They started to cheer. They waved kerchiefs enthusiastically, and figures of conclavists -- cardinal's assistants -- in the windows of the apostolic palace waved back. Possibly they, too, believed a pope had been elected."

"The crowd waited in agony of suspense. Any pope elected would ordinarily appear on the balcony within twenty minutes. The crowd waited a full half hour now wondering whether the smoke was meant to be black or white. Doubt set in swiftly. Many in the vast crowd began to drift away. But still there was confusion. News media had flashed around the world the word that a new pope had been chosen."

"Telephone calls poured into the Vatican, jamming its exchange. As time wore on and doubts increased, the callers all asked one question: "Black or white?"
   Roncalli then quickly gathered his associates and met with the new pope  behind the scenes. Pressure was brought to bear and and Siri was forced to surrender. 

   Roncalli's summoned the electors back to the Sistine Chapel for an unusual overnight post-election session in which they were forced to renew their vow of silence about the whole of the proceedings.  

   Roncalli, with the aid of the Soviets, got his Tiara. But some argue that Siri could not by canon law just resign. Once pope always pope. He remained pope. In that scenario, the new pope would be a false pope. As long as he lived, there would be two popes. 

Two Popes.

    Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich was a german augustinian nun. A stigmatic, ecstatic, and clairvoyant, she died in 1824 after her order was expelled from their convent by Jerome Napoleon. She had many visions of the church in our times. "I saw also the relationship between the two popes. . . I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city of Rome. The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness... Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect, while storms were damaging it. 

 Many prophecies have predicted two popes, a schism and apostasy. The division between traditionalists and modern catholics could be called a schism, especially if viewed from afar. 

Anti Pope

   By some fluke, Roncalli chose the name of John XXIII. However, there had already been a pope of the same name. He had been a false pope promoted by the Borgias in the fifthteenth century. Was it a twist of fate or did Roncalli deliberately chose the name of a false pope. 

Supreme Crisis

    During the later years of his pontificate, Pius XII kept the third secret in a draw in his bedroom. He never opened the envelope. He knew the contents of the third secret from having sent an emissary to Sister Lucy who informed the emissary of the contents. Pius said, 

   "We believe that the present hour is a dread phase of the events foretold by Christ. It seems that darkness is about to fall on the world. Humanity is in the grip of a supreme crisis.

Excommunicated.

   Grand Master of the Italian Grand Orient Order of Freemasons stated that 'Pope' John XXIII had been initiated into the Freemasons when he was Nuncio in Paris in the late forties. If this were true, Angelo Roncalli could not have been validly elected to the Papacy. He would have been intrinsically ineligible by reason of his automatic ipso facto excommunication under Canon Law No. 2335. Not being a Catholic, it was not possible for him to be head of the Catholic Church."
   Emmerich said in one of her ecstasies, "I see many excommunicated ecclesiastics who do not seem to be concerned about it, nor even aware of it. Yet, they are automatically excommunicated whenever they cooperated to [sic] enterprises, enter into associations, and embrace opinions on which an anathema has been cast. It can be seen thereby that God ratifies the decrees, orders, and interdictions issued by the Head of the Church, and that He keeps them in force even though men show no concern for them, reject them, or laugh them to scorn."

Red hat from a Mason

    Further evidence, when elevated to the College of Cardinals Roncalli insisted upon receiving the red hat from the notoriously anti-clerical Vincent Auriol, President of the Masonic "Fourth Republic" of France, kneeling before him to have the red hat placed upon his head.

Strange Church, No Angels

    Emmerich: "I saw a strange church being built against every rule. . . No angels were supervising the building operations. In that church, nothing came from high above. . . There was only division and chaos. It is probably a church of human creation, following the latest fashion, as well as the new heterodox church of Rome, which seems of the same kind...

   “I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it, and they seemed to be very successful. I did not see a single Angel nor a single saint helping in the work. But far away in the background, I saw the seat of a cruel people armed with spears, and I saw a laughing figure which said: 'Do build it as solid as you can; we will put it to the ground.'"

   The Holy Office had kept a file on Roncalli since 1925, wherein it stated, "suspected of Modernism." In 1925, Roncalli, who was known for his unorthodox teachings, was abruptly removed from his professorship at the Lateran Seminary in mid-semester and shipped off to Bulgaria, thus beginning his diplomatic career. Of particular concern to the Holy Office had been his continuing close association with the defrocked priest, Ernesto Buonaiuti, who was excommunicated for heresy in 1926.

Coffin.

     At an exhuming of the body of John XXIII relating to the advancement of his cause for Beatification, the group of witnesses present were shocked to find that the body in the coffin was facing downward.

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chapter 33

Wolves

Cap continued to plow ahead in her reading. In August, she wrote.

Dear Skinner

    I just wanted to share with you that I think the third secret contains the word “wolves.” Here are some notes which I have made recently.

John XXIII and abstruse locutions.

   When John XXIII read the Third Secret, there were a couple portuguese expressions which he did not understand.  He called them “abstruse locutions.”

 Socci says that the phrases were not abstruse, but explosive.

 They warned John XXIII not to take the church in the direction he wished to take it. He did not want to believe that these words had been spoken by the Virgin. So he buried them. I think one of those abstruse expressions was wolves.

Benedict and Wolves. 

     At the end of Pope Benedict’s installation Mass on April 24, 2005, he said “Pray for me, that I may not flee in fear of the wolves.”

 The use of the word wolves out of the blue by Pope Benedict was unusual. It would seem out of place unless one were to realize that he was speaking in the context of the Third Secret. He is in effect revealing part the Third Secret. 

 Socci suggests that Pope Benedict is aware that he is in danger. “To which wolves is he referring? ... Considering the solemn drama of a homily at the beginning of the pontificate in which he inserted that prayer. Of what is the Pope thinking and what does he fear? What terrifying threats does he feel hanging over him that he would reveal his fears publicly, in a celebration before the world - he, a man always so measured and reserved? And is it not strange that no one has noticed a phrase so dramatic? The rest of the homily - to reread it attentively - is entirely a meditation on the martyrdom to which the Vicar of Christ is called. No one seems to have noticed that during that solemn Mass of installation Benedict VXI arrived finally at the point of indication precisely martyrdom as his own “pastoral program.”

  “And now, in this moment, I the weak servant of God must assume this inconceivable task, that really exceeds all human capacity. How can I do this? How will I be able to do it?...”

      Socci suggests that Benedict believes that he is on the path of martyrdom. Given that the Vision of the Third Secret describes a Pope who is martyred, Benedict may believe that he may be the Pope who is killed in the Vision.

   It needs to be remembered that Lucy and her cousins were 7,8, and 10 year old shepherds. They were familiar with the connection between sheep and wolves and had a real first hand fear of them.  

Padre Pio

   Padre Pio used the word “wolves” when he spoke about the Third Secret.  He said “priests... betray... rapacious wolves” when he was speaking about the third secret. 

 He said in effect that the Vatican was on the wrong path to be compromising with the communists; That this was the Chastisement foretold in the Third Secret; And all those who would not listen to the Will of God were rapacious wolves hungry for power.

 Dreams.

   That  nightCap dreamt of wolves circling her. They were snarling with their fangs exposed preparing to pounce upon her. Cap was immobilized in her bed. She saw the face of the lead wolf up close and near her face. She felt the heat of his breath. She trembled in fear from his anger. He was preparing to rip into her face and neck. She was terrified. She later awoke with a sympathy for Lucy and for why Lucy would feel terrified by coming up against evil.

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chapter 34

Pile Up

   Skinner returned in time to see some of his students graduate. He met Cap at one of the parties and arranged to meet the next week. Of course, everyone was preoccupied with the earthquakes. They were beginning to get on everyones nerves. Skinner told her that he had some things to share with her about the earthquakes. 

   In the lull between terms, Cap put together her ideas on the rest of the secret. They met again in the sitting room. She liked the place. It was still and quiet. Most of the Jesuits were in their sixties or older. The air hung in place. When the sunlight was right, you could see the smallest particles of dust hanging in the air. like the tiniest of snowflakes suspended in space. The wall hangings belonged to another era. She thought about the exorcism and how the place had probably looked the same. The main exorcist had an apartment on Skinner’s hall. Skinner said that he had undoubtedly used the same sitting room. From her chair, she could see the church across the street where St Michael had appeared. She could almost see the walls disappear and see him bright and radiant hovering in the celestory.

   Cap asked, “What is the connection between the earthquakes and fatima?” “There is a connection. It looks like we are entering the tribulation. Earthquakes will be more common. I would like you to meet someone.” They walked a couple blocks away to the office of a professor of Geology, Vladimir Bukofsky. Skinner introduced Cap and said to Vladimir, “This is the lady I told you about.” They sat down in his office and he said “So you want to know about earthquakes. Let me tell you what I think is coming. 

   “There was a russian named Immanuel Velikovsky. He wrote a book titled Worlds in Collision. The basic idea was that Jupiter ejected Venus which passed near earth. The proximity produced an electro magnetic effect which changed our orbit and axis, which in turn caused many catastrophes which were mentioned in ancient literature. His science on Venus might have been wrong but he had intuited that the electro magnetic field of the earth might be altered by a close encounter with a comet or some other outside agent.  

   “The Earth is a giant magnet. It functions like an electric motor. If a passing body had a strong enough electromagnetic field, it could cause the rotation of the earth to change or reverse. That would of course break up the crust of the earth.

   “Einstein knew Velikovsky. He had read his books and even sent them back with margin notes. Years later he came back to them. Velikovsky’s book was open on Einstein’s desk when he died. I think that Einstein had found that Velikovsky had stumbled onto something.

   “Imagine what happens when a car or bus or subway slams on the breaks. People would go flying forward. Imagine if the bus instead of stopping, instantly reversed direction. The effect would be even greater. This is what would happen in the Velikovsky scenario except that we are moving forward at 800 miles per hour. You don’t see it because everything around you is moving at the same speed. If the core of the earth reversed direction, there would be a big pile up. 

   “Here is what Velikovsky said would happen in a near collision. "That under the impact of a force or the influence of an agent - and the earth does not travel in an empty universe - the axis of the earth shifted or tilted. At that moment an earthquake would make the globe shudder. Air and water would continue to move through inertia; hurricanes would sweep the earth and the seas would rush over continents, carrying gravel and sand and marine animals, and casting them on the land. Heat would be developed, rocks would melt, volcanoes would erupt, and lava would flow from fissures in the ruptured ground and cover vast areas. Mountains would spring up from the plains and would travel and climb on the shoulders of other mountains, causing faults and rifts. Lakes would be tilted and emptied, rivers would change their beds; large land areas with all their inhabitants would slip under the sea. Forests would burn, and the hurricanes and wild seas would wrest them from the ground on which they grew and pile them, branch and root, in huge heaps."

   "Water evaporated from the oceans would rise in clouds and fall again in torrential rains and snowfalls. Clouds of dust, ejected by numerous volcanoes and swept by hurricanes from the ground. All this dust would keep the rays of the sun from penetrating to the earth."

   Bukofsky continued. “Since then, others have picked up the ball and proposed that stars are not powered not by internal nuclear fusion, but by galactic sized electrical discharge currents. It could be that there is something going on out there entirely unknown to us.

   “I am respecter of prophecy too. If for no other reason than it is imaginative. It happens that one of the most legitimate of seers in the last couple decades was Maria Esperanza of Venezuela. Scores of visitors saw the Madonna appear to Esperanza. 

   “Maria said that the current era will undergo a purification during the next twenty years. ‘Men cannot think, cannot imagine for a moment, the great struggle among nations that will take place, brother against brother.’

After the cleansing, will come a new type of healing music. A new technology of illumination, which will tap into the "stellar curvature." She also saw forces of light and music combined together, the "secret forces" hidden in rhythms of nature and what she calls the "sacred canticles."

 She forecast that we would find a way to make nuclear waste harmless. Esperanza suggested like Velikovsky that there were enormous forces out there which we do yet not know about.”

   Back at Skinners sitting room, he handed Cap a sheet he had made up about earthquakes. “Here are some prophecies about earthquakes. Some you know already. There is a fair amount of literature out there to the effect that we are entering an era which will be accented by earthquakes.”

Marie Julie Jahenny.   “The hour of the justice of God is close, and will be terrible!”  “Tremendous scourges are impending over the world, and various nations are struck by epidemics, famines, great earthquakes, terrific hurricanes, with overflowing rivers and seas, which bring ruin and death.”  

Floods cove continents

   Jahenny also spoke about Earthquakes and floods which would cover over continents. "During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on the most hideous shapes... red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will spread over the continent..." 

 Three quarters will parish

   "Three-quarters of the population of the globe will disappear in the last crisis. Terrible earthquakes, epidemics of unknown diseases whose ravages would be frightful, terrible famines, inclement weather, cyclones, rising seas that would cause terrifying tidal waves.

Yves Dupont in Three Days Darkness. “Floods and droughts, crop failures, unusual weather, tornadoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, famines, epidemics, unknown diseases (e.g. new strains of viruses).”

"Before the war breaks out again, food will be scarce and expensive. There will be little work for the workers, and fathers will hear their children crying for food. There will be earthquakes and signs in the sun. Toward the end, darkness will cover the earth. When everyone believes that peace is assured, when everyone least expects it, the great happening will begin. Revolution will break out in Italy almost at the same time as in France. For some time the Church will be without a Pope." The Ecstatic of Tours - Nineteenth Century

Earthquakes and Cataclysms.

   Father Luigi Bianchi, author of The Secret of Fatima, asked Sister Lucy if the Third Secret involved earthquakes and cataclysms. She nodded yes. She was under obedience not to speak about certain things but she had not been forbidden to nod.

   Here is one you know, from Aiello. "All sea coast cities will be fearful, and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed, and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the Laws of God...  Tremendous scourges are impending over the world, and various nations are struck by epidemics, famines, great earthquakes, terrific hurricanes, with overflowing rivers and seas, which bring ruin and death.”

   She took the paper and put it in her bag. The earth shook a little as they said goodbye.

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chapter 35

Second Half Explanation

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)

http://www.

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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