Answering an Open Letter from Spain
On the Death of Sister Lucy
My answer to the Editor of Amor de la Verdad
I thank you for the respect shown for my remarks and for explaining your arguments to me. Out of consideration for you and my readers I will try to be as clear as I can in this reply. I think the following points explain my agreement with some parts of your position and my disaccord with others:
- I believe that a substitution was made and that the true Lucy left the public stage. I also have no problem in admitting that two persons replaced the true Lucy. This does not mean, however, that she necessarily died – by natural or imposed causes. She could have been sent away to another place and continued to live there either as a prisoner or as an inaccessible cloistered nun. So, your conclusion that replacement equals death is not necessarily correct. Although highly unlikely, in principle, the true Lucy could still be alive to reveal the authentic Third Secret.
- Supplying doubles for important personalities is not rare in History. Given that Sister Lucy was/is one of these important persons, her superiors could have appointed, with her knowledge, one or two doubles for her to make her convent life easier. So, a replacement per se is not necessarily proof of an usurpation by enemies to thwart her mission, as you seem to think.
What a “good double” could never do was to contradict the messages that the true Lucy had previously given. Thus, for us to clarify this situation, we should analyze what Lucy – the true or the false one – did after the replacement was made. Since, in the 1956 interview to Fr. Fuentes, she gave a good orientation in harmony with what she had said before, I believe that, until then, she was alive.
- My position about the Fatima mysteries is different from yours. You consider the case of Lucy to be similar to one of criminal law. A good investigation necessarily leads to a definitive result. My approach is different: I believe that the mysteries of Fatima and Lucy will be resolved only when Our Lady decides to bring light to the matter.
So, the investigations we undertake may help – and we at TIA are doing what we can to decode the Fatima mysteries – but the problem lies far beyond our human capacities and reach. Here we are facing an ensemble of mysteries related to a major one: To what degree does God allow the Devil to destroy His Holy Church and muffle the messenger Our Lady chose to warn about this precise destruction? Consequently, the solution for those mysteries relies much more on an intervention of Our Lady and on our prayers than on our detective skills.
- As far as I can see and as far as good dialectics is concerned, your analysis of the archives of the Carmelite Order offers arguments of probability (my summary of your letter, nn. 4, 5 and 6). They raise in any person with Catholic sense serious suspicions; they do not, however, permit certainties. The argument of the teeth structures proving that there are three different women is factual and indisputable (your letter, n. 7). However, this does not lead necessarily to the death of Sister Lucy, as you desire (my answer, nn. 1 and 2).
I wish you, dear Sir, good success in your endeavors under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima. May she lead you at Amor de la Verdad and us at TIA to a secure port in the coming Deluge of fire. I hope that, before this inevitable Chastisement, she still may reveal to us indisputable explanations for many of the mysteries she concealed in Fatima.
Atila Sinke Guimarães
Posted June 23, 2015