The first thing that struck me when I heard that Sister Lucy, the remaining seer of Fatima, had died on February 13 was: “How sudden and unexpected this news is! It must have been a heart attack, or some other such unforeseen sudden illness.”
But no, it was not. Coimbra Bishop Albino Cleto told Radio Renascença that “she had been weak for several weeks and had not left her cell.”
The last seer died with many questions about the Fatima message unresolved.
Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2000
So why was there no mention before now of her illness? Surely the Vatican realized that the faithful world over would have stormed Heaven with prayers to Our Lady, asking her to prolong a bit longer the life of her favored daughter so that she might complete her mission and clarify so many confusions that remain about the Third Secret. Why was no one informed during these “several weeks” of illness? Another secret amid the confusion. Was it to avoid the possibility that she might break the silence and speak out about the things that she should? I think it is licit to ask the question.
Regarding the position of Sister Lucy in the last decade, who seemed to give her virtual approval to the Conciliar Church, I always had in the back of my mind those words of Jacinta to Lucy: “When the time comes, speak, do not hide yourself…”
Our Lady appeared to Jacinta many times before her death, and the girl’s warning to her cousin indicates a prophetic understanding of a forced silence to come for Sister Lucia. It also indicates that the secret was such that even this small child realized that there could be forces inside the Church that would try to prevent it being heard. Again, for someone familiar with the ensemble of the Fatima message, it seems to indicate that Our Lady wanted to warn Lucia to be vigilant and react against internal pressures for her to remain silent about the crisis inside the Church.
|Jacinta warned her cousin:|
"When the time comes, speak..."
In fact, since 1970, Sister Lucy had been silenced, forbidden to speak to anyone about the Fatima message without prior authorization of the Vatican. Further, no one outside of her close family was allowed access to Sister Lucy unless they had approval from ecclesiastical authorities. Those passes were very, very difficult to get.
But so long as Sister Lucy lived, there was still the chance that she would speak. There was the prospect, albeit slim, that in some mysterious way afforded by Providence, a person might slip through the iron curtain separating her from the public and speak to her. Once, some dozen years ago, I had even hoped to have a conversation with her. I had a contact who was a friend of Sister Lucy’s family, which gave him access to her. He gave me the idea that he could possibly arrange a meeting where I could be present. I waited in vain. The meeting never materialized.
Later, I learned that my contact was giving distorted information about the Church in Russia to Sister Lucy, assuring her that the Schismatics were converting and the country was experiencing a veritable springtime of faith, with the people showing a great interest in the Fatima message. In effect, if Sister Lucy relied on his reports, she could assume the message had been fulfilled. Russia was converting, which is far from the truth [click here]. I wondered then how much more false and distorted information Sister Lucy was receiving from other such watchdogs.
Still, the hope always flickered that someone, somehow, would find a way to reach her, to explain the calamitous situation in the Church beyond her world in the Carmel of Coimbra. The news of the sudden death of Lucia dos Santos, her mission still incomplete to all appearances, took the wind out of that hope and left me, like many Catholics, mystified and with a sense of dire foreboding.
The attempt to bury the message with Sister Lucy
Soon after the death of Sister Lucy, news reports began to trumpet that the Fatima chapter was closed, with nothing new that could be said or added. “Sister Lucy has told all details of Fatima,” the President of the Scientific Commission of the Fatima Congress told Portuguese news agency Ecclesia (Zenit, Feb. 20). The message had been legitimately “interpreted and translated by the Church” and “there would be no more great novelties since the last witness has died,” he concluded.
To insure nothing new would emerge, Sister’s Lucy’s cell was ordered sealed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. “Whatever is enclosed there will be passed through the sieve of trusted theologians and monsignors sent, one supposes, by the same Cardinal Ratzinger,” reported Vittorio Messori, a well known Italian journalist in the Corriere della Sera. And what is enclosed there? Apparently quite a bit - her diary, drafts of letters to the Pope, her mystical intuitions, perhaps some advice Our Lady gave her to do this or that. I can’t help but suspect that if we were to know the full contents of this legacy, it could very well re-open the Fatima chapter the Vatican is trying so hard to close.
What was the message and third secret of Fatima?
Our Lady left Lucia, the eldest of the seers, on earth to establish devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and as trustee of the third secret. The first “secret” was the vision of Hell, where, Our Lady told the children, many souls were falling. The second was Our Lady’s warning that there would be another war. If man did not convert, Russia would spread its errors of Communism throughout the world and the world would suffer a great chastisement.
The third secret, Sister Lucy said, was to be revealed to the world in 1960, when its meaning would be more clear. John XXIII opened the sealed message, read it, and refused to reveal it, saying in direct contradiction to the command of the Mother of God, “This matter is not for our times.” Naturally, faithful Catholics perturbed over drastic changes in doctrine and tradition set in motion by Vatican Council II thought the message would reprove the outrages and abuses of the post-conciliar Church, even by the highest authorities. Their suspicions were confirmed by high-ranking Prelates who did read the message and affirmed that it revealed both a crisis in the Church of great proportions and other catastrophic events.
Then, in 2000, the secret was supposedly released in full, along with an “official interpretation” by Cardinal Ratzinger and Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone. What was the secret? It was a confused text about a man in white walking up a hill among crosses who was shot and killed, being “officially” interpreted by Cardinals Ratzinger and Bertone to symbolize the failed attempt on the life of John Paul II in 1981.
|The Vatican's theologian debunked speculations that the Fatima secret warned about a crisis in the Church and a chastisement.|
Inside the Vatican, June-July 2000
With this, Ratzinger and Bertone tried to declare Fatima and its third secret a “past event.” They imagined they could close the door on the topic. We see the same thing being insisted upon now with the death of Sister Lucy. They do protest too much, methinks, to paraphrase a line from the Bard of Avon. Such insistence reveals fear. Which implies there is something to fear. Therefore, something remains.
Certainly, questions remain in the minds of the faithful. Why did the contents of the “secret” contradict what Our Lady had already foretold in previous apparitions – a great chastisement where many nations would be annihilated? It also conflicted with the serious statements made by reliable sources who had read the third secret and told us it referred to a great crisis in the Church and a coming chastisement. Did Sister Lucy - if this really was Sister Lucy - truly sustain that this was the whole secret and that the interpretation was sound, as the Vatican sources claimed she did? That the Fatima chapter was closed, and what remained was the simple call to penance and prayer the Church always exhorted? Many, myself included, doubted this could be so.
It seemed much more likely that the progressivists would do whatever they could to bury the Fatima message and secret, which were extremely inconvenient for the Conciliar Church. Now the last of the Fatima seers is being buried, but only when the progressivists were sufficiently secure that that her last words on the topic are theirs…
Forebodings of a chastisement
The situation is not, however, as obscure as it might seem at first glance. Anyone who dedicates reasonable attention to the Fatima message realizes that it has a clear-cut conditional character - set out by Our Lady herself. We do not need to rely solely on the revelation of the last secret or any “official” interpretations to understand the present-day reality. We can be told a thousand times that Fatima is over, that the consecration was made, that Russia converted, that there is no crisis in the Church, that there will be no chastisement. Saying a foolish thing a thousand times does not make it less foolish.
In the prophecies of Our Lady, there are a series of “if-then's” that permit us to make objective judgments.
If the consecration of Russia is made, she said, then Russia will convert and we will see a time of peace granted to the world. Russia has not converted, and even the most simple-minded person can see that the world today is convulsed by wars and acts of terrorism, and threatened by nuclear and biological weapons.
If man does not convert and stop offending Our Lord with sins of blasphemy, impurity, and heresy, then there will be a chastisement of such proportions that nations will disappear from the face of the earth. In daily news reports, we can read about the escalating moral crisis, with civil and ecclesiastical authorities showing astonishing tolerance for the sins of homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, sexual education, and so on. It is clear mankind has not converted, and the open affronts to Our Lord, already greatly offended, are more blatant and cruel. With the death of Sister Lucy, one senses that a last prophetic link with Heaven was broken, and that Our Lady will not be able to forestall a chastisement of an errant mankind for much longer.
Is Sister Lucy’s death a sign that the prophecy is fulfilled and finished with, a conclusion this conciliar Vatican is trying to impose? Or will Our Lady take her revenge? Perhaps the death of Sister Lucy signifies that the world is no longer worthy of warnings, and the disappearance of nations Our Lady spoke of is about to commence. In this case, the warnings we should look for would be the signs of the start of the chastisement, as happened at the time of the Great Deluge.
The recent tsunami - a warning to mankind?
Is this an unbalanced or hysterical perspective? Not at all. When one sees the devastation a tsunami in the Indian Ocean wreaked in a matter of minutes on the day after Christmas, one can only ask if this is not a warming of Our Lady that the chastisement is beginning?
For those who think this an exaggerated hypothesis, I recommend they read a report by Russian scientists who, curiously enough, predict something quite similar from a scientific perspective. They concluded that the past tsunami is not a freak incident, but the precursor of many others that will be accompanied by a general irruption of volcanoes that could result in a polar inversion and generate another geological era. (click here).
He who lives will see if it is true.
Russian scientists: More drastic earth changes coming
Russians confirm planetary angular momentum theory to warn of another major
tsunami even more devastating
Kiran Chaube, Special Correspondent
January 01, 2005
The earth has entered a seismically active period when weakness in earth's
crusts start breaking apart, volcanoes erupt, plate collisions cause major
earthquakes, mud volcanoes erupt, and geysers come out in different parts of the
world with much higher frequency. This results in volcanic eruption,
mudslides, Tsunamis, mega earthquakes, and more.
According to the Russian scientists, the number of earthquakes in the earth
has increased exponentially over the past few years, a phenomenon not seen in
modern human history.
According to the thousands of years old Mayan civilization, this kind of period
come after thousands of years. The ancient civilization warned that around 2012
the world would face major calamities from natural disasters and other
factors. They used planetary positions and interferences as well as sun signs.
According to some Russian scientists, another major earthquake in the same
vicinity and a series of the same near the equator is evident in the near future.
The resultant Tsunamis will be three to five times as severe as this one. The
future Tsunamis will not effect South and Southeast Asia, they will
devastate even many more countries.
"According to our theory, there exist latitudinal lineaments (cracks of the
earth's core), which pose potential danger in terms of seismic activity. If
we are to follow the equatorial crack westward of South East Asia, we could expect
rather serious seismic cataclysms in Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria,
and Gabon," reported the spokesperson of the Russian scientists.
According to Pravda, earthquakes are also likely to hit the equatorial countries
of South America. The southern part of Ecuador and the islands in close
proximity to it will be most susceptible to the quake. Should the seaquakes occur,
the waves can easily cover the entire southern part of Colombia and Ecuador and
the northern part of Peru, noted Dr. Evgeny Dolgivov, director of
Dolgivov has come up with a new theory of latitudinal lineaments, which
according to the professor, had emerged during earth's early stages of
development, reports Interfax. Such cracks tend to become seismically active from
time to time. In a place where such cracks intersect seismically active zones, these zones become most dangerous in regard to earthquakes. This was exactly what happened in South-East Asia, considers the scientist.
Tsunamis, earthquakes, mudslides, and volcanic eruptions are evident in many
parts of the world, say some geological and earthquake experts.
The angular momentum theory also says that Earth has become more wobbly and there
is fair possibility that we will see a polar inversion where the North Pole will
become the South Pole, and vice versa. This kind polar of inversion has never been
experienced by the modern human race. No one knows the implications and resultant
havoc that can happen in the earth's crust.
Some experts are also saying that based on myths and ancient stories,
Atlantis faced an even larger - many times larger - similar devastation. But the mega
devastation that demolished an entire advanced civilization overnight did not
happen suddenly. Smaller volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and Tsunamis
started happening one year before the big one came. Normally the small ones
occur around the epicenter of the future big one. People normally
mistake the small ones for the big one.
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