This the second of two posts by Fr. Richard Heilman (ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN) that we are publishing on CP&S on how to better prepare ourselves for the coming 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima in 1917.
May 13th of this year marks one year until the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. She appeared six times to Lucia, 9, and her cousins Francisco, 8, and his sister Jacinta, 6, between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917. But, in the Spring of the year prior to Our Lady’s appearance, an angel appeared to the children to prepare them. That would make this, right now, the 100th anniversary of that angelic visit.
For those who are tuned into dates such as these, and tuned into the tumultuous times in which we live, there is a sense that “something is coming.” For more and more people, there seems to be an urgency to “prepare.” I wrote about this HERE.
St. Maximilian Kolbe had this strong sense that something was coming when on October 16, 1917 – just 3 days after the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima – he founded the confraternity known as “The Militia of the Immaculata,” a movement whose purpose is to convert sinners, heretics, and especially Masons, and to sanctify all under the patronage and through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.
Much like those who are utilizing “new media” today, to better “win the world for the Immaculata,” he and his fellow friars utilized the most modern printing and administrative techniques. This enabled them to publish countless catechetical and devotional tracts, a daily newspaper with a circulation of 230,000 and a monthly magazine with a circulation of over one million. Maximilian started a shortwave radio station and planned to build a motion picture studio–he was a true “apostle of the mass media.”
Bishop Athanasius Schneider has called us to this same task, as he said:
We must make use of all the resources that the modern world offers to us. We are not confined to waiting for the media to spread these messages. We do not have to wait for each individual pastor to preach them from the pulpit. We should embrace the new media forms that allow us to spread the Gospel and the teachings of our Holy Mother, the Church. We should take our message to the Internet, publish it on websites, blogs, and social media.”
In order to prepare for the “something coming” St. Maximilian Kolbe sensed, he modified the St. Louis de Montfort 33-day preparation for consecration to just 9 days, to make it more accessible. He simply had to get as many as possible consecrated in the shortest period of time. Hundreds of thousands of people were consecrated to Jesus through Mary, seemingly overnight.
“While St. Maximilian Kolbe’s push for consecration was the largest,” according to Father Michael Gaitley, “the one going on right now is the second-largest ever, and the largest since St. Maximilian Kolbe’s.” Father Gaitley went on to say “now is the perfect time” to consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary. He said the “culture of death is strangling our country right now.” He added that Our Lady is trying to “bring Christ back there,” saying she comes when things look hopeless. There’s a “historical reason” for the new push to consecration. Fr. Gaitley said. “there’s something happening, something moving, something ahead,” while no one knows specifically what is coming. “Our Lady wants to be embracing all of us,” he added.
Consider Cardinal Pacelli’s remarks before he became Pope Pius XII:
“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 … 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.”
Pope Benedict XVI (then, Cardinal Ratzinger) implores us to seek the strength of Mary:
‘The Heart open to God, purified by contemplation of God, is stronger than guns and weapons of every kind. The fiat of Mary, the word of her heart, has changed the history of the world, because it brought the Saviour into the world—because, thanks to her Yes, God could become man in our world and remains so for all time. The Evil One has power in this world, as we see and experience continually; he has power because our freedom continually lets itself be led away from God.”
Yes! The fiat of Mary! This is the key to everything! We must learn this sweet and loving obedience that brings new life into such a soul. Obedience brings grace! So we ask ourselves, what has God shown us, and how can we obey? Here’s what we do to prepare for “something coming” …
OUR PREPARATION BEGINS
With the full-on utilization of new media, we are embarking on this plan to bring souls back to Christ. The campaign begins by calling upon God to empower us in His grace.
First, go to Confession ASAP.
On May 4th (leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima), we will begin the Maximilian Kolbe’s 9-day version of the preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
All of the prayers for the 9-day preparation are found HERE.
If you would like daily offerings of each of the 9 days, join this Facebook group: HERE
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!
That assumes that Satan’s 100 years are from Fatima? I wouldn’t make that quantum leap. Leo XIII immediately placed St Michael after the Mass remember!! Leo XIII couldn’t didn’t know anything about Fatima. The Financial collapse that preceded the Great War and the leap in Killing Machines and knowledge from 1914 onwards.
Fatima also expressly denies Evolution for those that want to see the True or follow pseudo science that denies God.
I definitely believe satan’s 100 yrs start from Fatima, or from the year 1929. In 1929 Jesus gave Sr Lucia a message…………I copied this from the Fatima.org website……….
At Rianjo, Spain in August 1931, Our Lord communicated to Sister Lucy His dissatisfaction with the Popes and the Catholic bishops failure to obey His command to consecrate Russia. He said:
Make it known to My ministers, given that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My requests, they will follow him into misfortune. It is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.
In another text Lucy wrote that Our Lord complained to her:
They did not wish to heed My request! Like the King of France they will repent of it, and they will do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread its errors in the world, provoking wars and persecutions against the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer.
The reference by Jesus to the King of Frances disobedience and punishment is as follows:
On June 17, 1689 the Sacred Heart of Jesus manifested to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque His command to the King of France that the King was to consecrate France to the Sacred Heart. For 100 years to the day the Kings of France delayed, and did not obey.
So on June 17, 1789 the King of France was stripped of his legislative authority by the upstart Third Estate, and four years later the soldiers of the French Revolution executed the King of France as if he were a criminal.
In 1793 France sent its King, Louis XVI, to the guillotine. He and his predecessors had failed to obey Our Lords request that France be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and thus misfortune had befallen both the King and his country.
Now, after more than seventy-five years, another consecration requested by God Himself, the solemn public Consecration of Russia, has still not been performed. In the meantime, we see that the prophecies predicted by Our Lady of Fatima are being fulfilled, and the Pope and bishops will be punished if they continue delaying the execution of Gods requests.
In the vision of the Third Secret of Fatima, released by the Vatican on June 26, 2000 the Pope and bishops were shown the results of ignoring Our Lords requests. The vision depicts a bishop dressed in white, who is shot and killed by a band of soldiers while he is kneeling at the foot of a large wooden cross atop a hill, after having traversed a half-ruined city filled with corpses. The execution of the bishop dressed in white is followed by the execution of many bishops, priests and laity. This prophetic vision of death and destruction should serve as a warning to those who persist in delaying the requests of God, for Our Lord warned Sister Lucy that if the bishops continue to do this, “they will follow him (the murdered King Louis XVI of France) into misfortune.”
Here’s the link to this page……
There’s a man named “Charlie Johnston” from Colorado, who supposedly gets messages from his guardian angel, and Jesus & Mary, and he said that “The Triumph Of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” (which he calls ‘The Rescue’) will happen at the end of 2017………after many months of chaos in the world. He says we are in the ‘Great Storm’ and at the height of the storm Mary will Rescue the world. Many people believe that “The Warning” will happen between now and April 13th 2017 (Holy Thursday) which supposedly is going to be the day of the “Great Miracle” that the Blessed Mother talked about at Garabandal Spain in the 60’s to the 4 girls.
Here’s Charlie’s website……… https://charliej373.wordpress.com/
Charlie also talks about the presidential election here in the U.S., and said that if the election actually does take place, the person who wins it will not wind up being president (with the way things are going, I can see that happening). He said that we are going to be in such turmoil that we will have several different presidents/leaders in the span of several months or so before we finally get a stable leader.
I CAN’T WAIT for the Triumph of The Immaculate Heart of Mary” !!!……..we will finally have peace in the world !!!
For those of a moderately superstitious bent (such as I) please note that May 13th, 2016 and October 13th, 2017 are both Fridays – as in Black Fridays. Wifey was born on Friday, February 13th some years ago. Just saying 😉
“Charlie Johnson,” eh? We must keep an eye on him. Seems well-connected.
But what Heaven actual wants of course are that we lead good lives, the prayer and penance.
Prophecy is always conditional and sometimes seems to be conflicting.
But today human rites are in conflict with Christ.
Laws today legalise Sin that is the road to Hell at the same time legislating against Christs Laws, the Road to Heaven.
Free Will has been taken away and this is Satanic Dictatorship.
“But what Heaven actually wants of course are that we lead good lives…”
Robert and I are alike in some ways. He reminds me of this, my bedtime mantra:
“…accept His Love, which we can do – which we can only do – through prayer and by loving others.“
That’s it really, isn’t it? The rest is just smoke and mirrors. Thinks Toad.
(…Who also keeps thinking Amoris Laetitia is something to do with Hazlitt.)
“Free Will has been taken away and this is Satanic Dictatorship.”
No it hasn’t, Robber, and no it isn’t. Your Free Will is untouchable. So is mine.
Nobody can take them away.
Nobody can make you believe something that you think is untrue.
You seem to lack confidence in God. It will all be all right in the end.
Yes JH we are alike. Quite simply to combat the world, the flesh and the devil (which has always been Satan’s assault and what and where we should look for His attacks on the Church during this 100 years).
Prayer is essential for Our Daily Life but with reverence and Love. A prayer structure and framework for Our Days with Work because Work is also prayer. Love of God Love of Neighbour and Self Last. Be siblings of Our Heavenly Father. Siblings of Our Lady. Seeking the Unseen and Spiritual Truths and living them.
Toad (07:04) observes with his usual conceited fondness for useless literary allusions that he thinks Amoris Laetitia must have something to do with Hazlitt. It’s true – Hazlitt did write a book once describing his demented infatuation lasting quite a few years for a rather dull, plain looking servant girl who thought he was a tosser. It was called Liber Amoris, but what that has to do with Pope Francis’s encyclical I don’t know. Hazlitt is said by some to have suffered from a mental condition described in Malleus Maleficarum as philocaption, which is possibly the least used but best word in the English language.
Couldn’t have put it better, myself, JH.
Well, I could – but it’s not that important.
“It was called Liber Amoris, but what that has to do with Pope Francis’s encyclical I don’t know. “
Nor does Toad. That’s the bleeding point.
…but Laetitia – Joy – is also a beautiful word. For many years I lived around the corner from Letitia Street. On Letitia Street lived a good friend John (” Don’t call me ‘Jack’ “) who killed a young child accidentally, Dr W. one the poorest (as in – not good) doctors at our local hospital, Drs Nazarelli, two of the best ones, Red Kelly, a professional hockey star and member of our provincial parliament, Lloyd Tufford, a renowned composer (To Work and to Play on Kempenfelt Bay is our Heritage so True) and church organist, and a boy who was my patrol leader in Boy Scouts and who kissed me whilst pretending to teach me artificial respiration for my First Aid merit badge.
The stories we could all tell if we would only stop blogging.
It’s true – Hazlitt did write a book once describing his demented infatuation lasting quite a few years for a rather dull, plain looking servant girl who thought he was a tosser. It was called Liber Amoris
And that scathing review captures exactly what I’ve missed about you, JH, these last months, you prickly S.O.B. Glad you’re well
May the month of Mary. It is impossible to Love Christ and ignore His Mother. Satan divides and conquers BUT A Mother holds her family together, she knows and love the individual strengths and weaknesses, stands between them when they fall out. Understand the importance of those 40 days to Pentecost when her family the Apostles and Disciples surrounded her awaiting Her Divine Spouse . The Holy Ghost.
The Dowry Of Mary, That Holiness of England was a unity of diversity under Our Lady. Her Triumph will be when stupid Mankind listens to their Heavenly Mother.
She crushes the serpents HEAD and he lies in wait for her heel.
Satan knows that the Greatness of Our Divine Mother and the individual Love she has for each and everyone of Her Children.
Start thinking Mary Our Lady was not subject to the Anathema of Eve, because she Mary NEVER SINNED!
Her Soul Magnifies the Lord.
You want something this May? Let it be the magnification of Mary!! Her triumphant and the one family of Man under Our Lord.
“She crushes the serpents HEAD and he lies in wait for her heel.”
Well, he’s only got himself to blame, then.