Jesus' Revelation to Sister Lucia Regarding the Pope
by Brother Michael of the Holy Trinity
The Pope and bishops are in danger of public execution by anti-God Revolutionaries.
Jesus compared the fate of the King of France who was publicly executed in 1793, to the fate awaiting the Pope and bishops because they delay to obey His command given through Our Lady of Fatima to Consecrate Russia.
This is a most enlightening chapter of the Fatima Apparitions. This extract is taken from Volume II of The Whole Truth About Fatima by Brother Michael of the Holy Trinity. This book is now available in English from The Fatima Crusader.
In August 1931, Sister Lucy was not in good health. She was sent by her superiors to Rianjo, a small maritime city near Pontevedra, where she was to take some rest in a friendly house. It was undoubtedly there, in the chapel of Our Lady where Lucy used to retire to pray, that Heaven manifested itself again.
First of all let us quote from her letter of August 29, 1931, where the seer passes on to her bishop this message, which is of capital importance in the economy of the message of Fatima:
"My confessor orders me to inform Your Excellency of what took place a little while ago between the Good Lord and myself: as I was asking God for the conversion of Russia, Spain and Portugal, it seemed to me that His Divine Majesty said to me: 'You console Me a great deal by asking Me for the conversion of those poor nations. Ask it also of My Mother frequently, saying: Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world.At other times say: By Your pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world.'
"'Make it known to My ministers that it has been given to them that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My request, and that they will follow him into misfortune. It will never be too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary'."
Three years later, Sister Lucy explicitly mentioned the memorable letter written at Rianjo. Writing to Father Gonчalves on January 21, 1935, she said:
"... Regarding the matter of Russia, I think that it would please Our Lord very much if you worked to make the Holy Father comply with His wishes.
"About three years ago Our Lord was very displeased because His request had not been attended to and I made this fact known to the bishop in a letter."
In 1936, when she wrote down the detailed account of the apparition of Tuy for Father Gonчalves, she made sure that in the same text she recalled the decisive revelation of August, 1931:
"Later on, by means of an interior communication, Our Lord complainingly said to me: 'They did not want to heed My request. Like the King of France they will repent and do so, but it will be late. Russia will already have spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer'!"
Sister Lucy often returned to the mention of this terrible judgment by Our Lord, which was combined with a very firm but anguishing prophecy. She recalled it again in 1943, on the subject of the Spanish bishops. She mentioned it again when she spoke with Father Jongen in 1946. Finally, she cited these words of Our Lord once again, applying them to our present time.
"Make it Known to My Ministers . . ."
Who is referred to in this terrible prophecy? Lucy's confessors? Bishop da Silva? Or the Holy Father? Fatima historians are careful not to broach the question and Father Alonso himself leaves us in doubt. We must, however, read and reread all the texts of Sister Lucy on this point. They are perfectly clear and leave no room for doubt.
1. After the years 1930-1931, Sister Lucy never complains of any defect in the passing on of the message of Tuy. Besides, we have seen that Father Gonчalves carried out his mission as intermediary perfectly well.
2. Sister Lucy never writes that we must strive to see that Heaven's requests finally reach the Holy Father. No, instead she writes: "We must work so that the Holy Father realizes the designs" of Our Lord. (January 21, 1935). We must "insist" (May 18, 1936). These expressions presuppose that he has already been informed.
3. Our Lord's words in August, 1931, are themselves sufficiently explicit. They unquestionably indicate that the fulfillment of the message is in question, not its transmission, which has already been done: "They did not want to heed My request ...! Like the King of France they will repent and do it, but it will be late." "Like the King of France": in 1689, King Louis XIV had only to execute the desires of the Sacred Heart, not pass them on to someone else. The Reverend Father de la Chaise had already been explicitly designated for that purpose. Moreover, in Our Lord's words at Rianjo, it is the same people (designated sometimes by the indeterminate "they" or by the expression "My ministers") who "did not want" to heed His request, who "will repent", and who will finally "do it". Thus, it can concern only the Pope and the bishops, to whom it falls to fulfill the consecration requested.
But what is the precise meaning of this plural form? "Make it known toMy ministers"? We can imagine that the Pope no doubt consulted or informed this or that prelate in his entourage about his decision, who encouraged him in his refusal. Does the formula also refer to Bishop da Silva, who had also refused to obey Heaven's requests by delaying the passing on of the message? Perhaps, but it is not certain.
More probably the plural is explained by the fact that, besides the person of the reigning Pontiff, the prophecy also concerns his successors. In the same way, the requests of the Sacred Heart were addressed, in the person of Louis XIV, to all his successors on the throne of France.