In the Fuentes interview, there are a few lines in which Sister Lucy gives away the basic content of the third secret.
She says “My mission is not to indicate to the world the material punishments which are certain to come if the world does not pray and do penance beforehand. No, my mission is to indicate to everyone the imminent danger we are in of losing our souls for all eternity if we remain obstinate in sin.”
If this is rearranged according to the structure of the second secret, it looks like this.
If we remain obstinate in sin, we are in imminent danger of losing our souls for all eternity.
If the world does not pray and do penance, it is certain that the world will suffer material punishments.
The third secret consists of Spiritual and Material punishments. The danger of losing our souls is imminent, that is to say nearby, close. The spiritual chastisement comes first. The material punishments come later. The spiritual chastisement will be in progress in 1960. At that time, it will be “more clear”.
The heart of the third secret is that there will be a spiritual chastisement which involves the eternal loss of many souls. It brings to mind what Malachi Martin said on the Art Bell radio show. He said that in the third secret was something worse, far worse than the annihilation of nations. It “would terrify people, would fill confessionals on Saturday night, would fill the cathedrals, the basilicas, and the churches with believers on their knees, beating the breasts.”
What is terrifying is that the world has rejected God’s wishes, and that God has abandoned the world to the devil. He has written off modern culture. Enormous numbers of souls will be condemned for all eternity for having neglected Mary. Mary said to Lucy, “So numerous are the souls which the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me.”
The world has rejected the request for the daily rosary, for prayer and penance, for the First Saturdays, for the Consecration of Russia, and for “His design of love, which is to grant all graces to men through the mediation of Immaculate Virgin... The refusal... is a fault which gravely wounds His Heart. ... no inclination to pardon them.”
No Crime More Unpardonable
The offenses stack up. Lucy said “For Our Savior, there is no crime more unpardonable than to despise His Most Holy Mother. It is a blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will not be forgiven in this life or the next.
The reasons the Churches and confessionals would be filled on Saturday night is that anyone who had not been saying the daily rosary and doing the First Saturdays, will rightly be terrified of being damned. Even those who have said the daily rosary will be shaking in their boots.
What are non catholics to do? Pray and do penance. Sister Lucy told Father Fuentes “The two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice.”
Padre Pio said that Jesus came to make an alliance with men of good will. It was not exclusively catholic.
In 1984, the Bishop of Fatima, speaking with an insiders knowledge of the Secret, said that “the loss of faith of a continent is worse than the annihilation of a nation: and it is true that faith is continually diminishing in Europe.”
This agrees with the logical sequence. First the faith will be lost. Then the world will be punished. He was saying in a guarded way that Europe was losing the faith and that war and natural catastrophe would inevitably follow.