"We have the promise from
heaven that peace would come to the world by this explicit means: the solemn
and public Consecration of Russia (by the Pope) in union with the Catholic
bishops of the world."
Our Lady of Fatima warned: "
Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and
persecutions of Church...The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will
have much to suffer and various nations will be annihilated."
The Vatican said it will step up its political
engagement due to the dangerous state of the world, but a Roman Catholic
priest, dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima, said the Pope does not need to
confer with world leaders to bring peace, rather it requires only one specific,
solemn act on his part: The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart
of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
Fr. Nicholas Gruner, a Canadian priest dedicated to the
spreading the message of Our Lady of Fatima explains: "We have the
promise from heaven that peace would come to the world by this explicit
means: the solemn and public Consecration of Russia (by the Pope) in union
with the Catholic bishops of the world."
According to Fr. Gruner, the special act of Consecration
requires only a five minute prayer.
Knowledgeable Catholics, including recent Popes, believe
that this command for the Consecration of Russia comes directly from the
Virgin Mary who appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima Portugal
Francisco and Jacinta, two of the three seers of Fatima
died in 1919 and 1920. Lucia dos Santos, the surviving seer, (who later
became Sister Lucia), said the Virgin Mary promised: "If my requests
are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace."
On the other hand, if the Consecration is not performed,
Our Lady of Fatima warned: " Russia will spread its errors throughout
the world, raising up wars and persecutions of Church...The good will be
martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer and various nations
will be annihilated."
The Fatima apparitions have been approved by the Catholic
Church since 1930. Our Lady of Fatima gave tangible proof of her appearance
with the Miracle of the Sun, witnessed by 70,000 on October 13, 1917.
The Miracle of the Sun was recorded in history by the mainstream
media in 1917.
Here is how one eye-witness described the event, as reported
in O Seculo, a major Lisbon newspaper:
"I …saw it [the sun] as a disc with a clean
cut rim, luminous and shining, but which did not hurt the eyes. I do not
agree with the comparison which I have heard made in Fatima — that
of a dull silver disc. It was a clearer, richer, brighter color, having
something of the luster of a pearl … I felt it to be a living body
… It looked like a glazed wheel made of mother of pearl … It
was a remarkable fact that one could fix one's eyes on this brazier of
light and heat without any pain in the eyes or blinding of the retina."
The editor of O Seculo, Avelino de Almeida, who also was
an eye-witness, reported:
"The sun trembled, the sun made sudden incredible
movements outside all cosmic laws — the sun 'danced' according to
the typical expression of the people. It shook and trembled; it seemed
like a wheel of fire."
So significant are these apparitions to the Holy Catholic
Church and the world, Pope Francis dedicated his papacy to Our Lady of
Fatima. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI said this: "He deceives himself
who thinks the prophetic mission of Fatima is concluded."
While the Popes have affirmed the importance of Fatima,
sadly the Consecration of Russia has not been fulfilled. "If it had,
we would have peace," said Fr. Gruner. "Sr. Lucia insisted that
Russia, and only Russia, was to be the object of this public act of obedience
While several popes have undertaken consecrations of the
world since the request was made public (including Pope John Paul II in
1982 and 1984), none of these have fulfilled the specific requirements
of Our Lord and Our Lady's requests.
And today, the Consecration of Russia has been one of the
most controversial aspects of the visitation from Our Lady of Fatima.
Our Lady promised peace to the world, and given the daily
headlines regarding Ukraine and Russia, it is evident that the Consecration
of Russia has not been done. FR. GRUNER
SAID IT IS UP TO THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL TO PRAY THE ROSARY EVERYDAY, AND
TO BEG THE HOLY FATHER AND THE BISHOPS OF THE WORLD TO CONSECRATE RUSSIA
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
"THE WORLD IS NOW... RIGHT NOW, IN GRAVE
DANGER OF BEING DRAWN INTO ANOTHER MAJOR WAR," SAID FR. GRUNER. "WE
STILL HAVE TIME, EVEN AT THIS LATE HOUR, TO PREVENT THE DIRE PROPHECY THAT:
"VARIOUS NATIONS WILL BE ANNIHILATED."
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