Mr. Guido Del Rose was the official escort for the U. S. National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, touring the United States and promoting the message of Fatima. He gave many talks on topics such as, “The Message of Fatima” and “The Five First Saturdays Devotion,” and the “Last Times Apostasy.” He was called to his eternal reward on November 22, 2004. Two of the close collaboraters in his apostolate, Marcie Herek and Linda Wason, wrote this resume of his many talks for Tradition in Action.
For over 45 years, Mr. Del Rose studied Church and world events. He based his talks on Sacred Scripture, prophecies of approved apparitions, the writings of Saints, and other reliable sources. He believed that given the grave crisis that exists in our Church and the serious world situation, it is crucial for Catholics to understand the fullness of The Message of Fatima, which sheds light on how we reached this point. Also he wanted Catholics to be aware of the chastisement we should expect if Our Lady’s requests at Fatima are not followed.
Above, Guido Del Rose before the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima before giving a talk on Fatima
Pictures provided by Marcie Herek
Mr. Del Rose always stressed that Our Lady and Our Lord gave us The Two Last Times Remedies, as Sister Lucia called them, based on the two requests of Our Lady in the July 13, 1917 apparition, that will usher in the conversion of Russia and the Era of Peace.
Since Portugal’s early days at the beginning of the 11th century, the country was closely connected to Our Lady and under her protection. It was her land. In 1910, the atheists were launching all-out attempts to take control of Portugal. The country was experiencing a great falling away from the Faith, and rapid decline economically and politically. It was experiencing on a small scale what the Church and world are going through now.
The Angel of Peace appeared three times in 1915 to Lucia and three companions while they were tending sheep, and three times in 1916 to Lucia, age nine, and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto ages six and eight. So, the beginning of preparations for the great episodes in history known by many as The Message of Fatima began in 1915.
Our Lady first appeared in Fatima on Sunday, May 13, 1917, which in Europe was celebrated as “The Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament,” to warn people of the consequences of their sins and prevent further punishment from God, and to avoid what has been called by Sister Lucia "The Last Times Apostasy." World War I was already taking place. Our Lady not only wanted to give immediate help to Portugal, but also to save Christendom from the full assault that was being launched in the world by Satan and the Masonic forces. In Sister Lucia’s words, “The Devil is ready to engage in a decisive battle against the Virgin.”
It was only in 1920, after the initiation of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue in Portugal and the idea of the Queenship of Mary was established and spreading, that the lay people began practicing in earnest the remedies given by Our Lord and Our Lady in 1917. As the number of simple people practicing the requested devotions increased, they earned the necessary grace, and the dire situation turned around in Portugal.
By 1926 Portugal had experienced the conversion of the people and many Church and state leaders; in that year, the atheistic government fell without a single life lost or any blood shed. The religious atmosphere of the Catholic Church began to flourish and the country regained economic stability and growth. In the span of six short years, the scene changed in Portugal for the better. This was a prefigure, Mr. Del Rose believed, of what could be experienced in the Church and world today if the people would follow the "Last Times Remedies.”
Mr. Guido Del Rose distributed many copies
of this picture of Our Lady
One of the things that Our Lady told the seers on May 13th. was: “I have come to ask you to come for six months in succession on the 13th day at this same hour. Later on I will tell you who I am and what I want. Afterwards, I will return here yet a seventh time.” This is a prophecy to be fulfilled: Our Lady will return to Fatima for a seventh time.
The Church and the world had been suffering from a number of “isms” - Protestantism, Darwinism, Modernism, etc. - and the Church had been following a more “natural” course. The Last Times Remedies, given by Our Lady at Fatima, would have made the correction to turn the Church back to the supernatural course, back to being God-centered, and avoid the murky waters we are now swimming in, what Sister Lucia called the "Last Times Apostasy.”
The Last Times Remedies spoken of by Sister Lucia are two-fold:
1. The Rosary Devotion;
The first remedy
2. The Five First Saturday Reparatory Devotion and Consecration of Russia.
The Rosary Devotion consists of the praying the Rosary daily, as well as offering up your daily sacrifices and duties in reparation or apology to God for the sins committed. We must remember to first apologize to God for sins, and then all things will be given afterwards. So this first step, the Rosary devotion, repairs for sins and helps to save souls from going to Hell.
In the August apparition, Our Lady stated, “Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to Hell because there is no one to pray and make sacrifices for them.”
This is a Daily Consecration formula that can be used:
"Dear Queen and Mother, who promised at Fatima to convert Russia and bring peace to all mankind, in reparation to Thy Immaculate Heart for my sins and the sins of the whole world, I solemnly promise:
- "To offer up every day the sufferings and sacrifices demanded by my daily
duty; (through the Morning Offering prayer);
- "To pray the rosary daily while meditating on the Mysteries;
- "To wear the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel as a profession of this promise
and as an act of consecration of myself to Thee, and to renew this promise
often, especially in moments of temptation."
The second remedy
What is required to fulfill the First Saturday Reparatory devotion? Here are the words of Our Lady,
The second remedy is The Five First Saturday Reparatory Devotions, which was requested by Our Lord to repair the damage of the five offenses and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
On Ascension Thursday, May 29, 1930 Our Lord explained what these were. The blasphemies are:
- Against her Immaculate Conception;
- Against her perpetual virginity;
- Against her divine maternity as well as the refusal to accept her as Mother of all mankind;
- The attempt to publicly implant in children’s hearts indifference toward, contempt and even hatred for this Immaculate Mother;
- The offense of those who insult her directly by profaning her sacred images.
“I promise to help at the hour of death, with graces needed for salvation, whoever, on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, shall:
- "Receive Holy Communion;
- "Recite five decades of the Rosary,
[With the added prayer at the end of
each decade: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of
Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy];
- "Keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to My Immaculate Heart” [This is understood to mean an additional 15 minutes of meditating on the
Mysteries, other than the actual praying of the five decades].
Again we see the condition of making reparation, repairing for the damage done by sin. We must remember that Our Lord, being a good and loving Son, asks for this reparation for those offenses committed against His Most Holy Mother.
Guido Del Rose with the Pilgrim Virgin Statue, 1992
This request of Our Lord and Our Lady for the Five First Saturday Devotion must be officially established and promulgated in the Church. But since this, alas, has not been done, Mr. Del Rose constantly worked to make it known and understood by the people, so more would practice it in compliance with Our Lady’s wishes.
During the famous Fr. Fuentes interview of December 26, 1957, Sister Lucia stated that if these remedies are rejected, it will be a sin against the Holy Ghost.
The second part of the request during the July 13, 1917 apparition is the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Holy Father in union with all the Bishops of the world must perform this consecration on the same day, and Russia must be named as the object of that consecration.
To date, neither the official promulgation of the Five First Saturdays Devotion nor the consecration of Russia has been fulfilled as Our Lady asked.This is the reason why Mr. Del Rose always stressed the two specific requirements, establishing The Five First Saturdays Devotion and the Consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.
Prophecies yet to be fulfilled
Many prophecies were given at Fatima which have already been fulfilled, one being the greatest public miracle to occur since the Resurrection of Our Lord. This has become known as “The Miracle of the Sun.” It was foretold during the July, August, and September apparitions, and took place on October 13, 1917. Our Lady performed this miracle that was witnessed by over 70,000 people.
There are still other prophecies, which have yet to come to pass if the requests are not fulfilled:
Our Lady said she would appear a seventh time
1. The annihilation of nations, meaning the actual disappearance of nations from the face of the earth.
2. Our Lord voiced His displeasure to Sister Lucia in 1931: “Make it known to My ministers that since they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My request, that they will follow him into misfortune.” In 1793 Louis XVI was forced to relinquish his royal throne to the enemy. He suffered a period of imprisonment in the Tower of the Templars, and a violent death by guillotine.
3. Our Lady has yet to appear in Fatima a seventh time.
4. Russia will be converted, which , according to Fr. Joaquin Alonso, the officially appointed archivist for The Message of Fatima for 16 years, means this:
"The conversion of Russia is not to be limited to the return of the Russian people to Orthodox Christian religions, rejecting the Marxist Atheism of the Soviets. But rather, it refers purely, plainly, and simply to the total integral conversion of Russia to the one true Church of Christ, the Catholic Church."
Our Lady said that after this, there will then be an "Era of Peace.” This will be the "Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary" that she promised.
We highly encourage you to practice The Daily Consecration and Five First Saturdays Devotion. Spread this message wherever possible. Mr. Del Rose believed that we still await the release of The Third Secret.
Mr. Del Rose gave talks on Fatima and other Catholic topics for 27 years, including seminars for the last nine years of his life. For 21 years he was the assistant custodian and then official custodian of the US National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. This work continued until his death in November 2004.
To obtain more detailed information on Guido Del Rose's studies and works, recordings, and other writings on the Message of Our Lady of Fatima, please contact the following email address: FatimaInfo1917@yahoo.com
Act of Consecration and Reparation
to Mary's Immaculate Heart
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of heaven and earth and most tender Mother of men, in accordance with Thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to Thee myself, my family, my brethren, my country, and the whole human race.
Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us an around us, as it has reigned and triumphed in Thee.
We desire to atone for the many grievous sins and offenses committed against Jesus and Thee. We desire to call down upon our country and the whole world, the peace of God in justice and charity.
We promise to imitate Thy virtues by the practice of a Christian life without regard to human respect. We resolve to receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday of each month, and to offer Thee five decades of the Rosary each day, together with our sacrifices, in the spirit of reparation and penance. Amen.
Posted on January 1, 2006
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