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A Great Success

Dear Friends,

We are happy and grateful to Our Lady and yourselves to present this issue of The Fatima Crusader. In it, we bring you our opening address to the Bishops at Fatima. This was made possible by the generosity of so many of you and we thank you for that, as do the bishops.

Both this talk, along with the book Fatima and the Great Conspiracy by Deirdre Manifold, one of our conference speakers, will help you to understand the violence and the other attacks against The Fatima Crusader and our Fatima Peace Conference for the Bishops.

Also in this issue, Father Paul Trinchard, another of the Conference speakers and author of The Awesome Fatima Consecrations, gives his impressions of the most daring maneuver of the anti-Fatima party yet to date. His article, "Is This the 'Most Awesome' Fatima Cover-up?", deserves our careful attention and reflection.

Despite the attacks, our Fatima Peace Conference was a great success, one that is still unfolding, even as I write this letter to you.

You see, we are much closer to the final Victory than we realized. Today, after 2 months of reflecting on the speeches and events of the Fatima Peace Conference, one fact emerges. Our Lady of Fatima's enemies are desperate and are grasping at almost anything to stop the momentum which is building to finally bring about the Consecration of Russia.

The plot to silence Our Lady was previously based in North America, led by John Haffert and Father Fox. But recently, in 1992, the scene has shifted more obviously to other actors working to perpetuate the cover-up. Now the plot goes to Fatima, the Rector, the Bishop of Fatima and his secretary. See Frère François' article "Fatima - 75th Anniversary 'Nobody Pays Attention to Her Fatima Message'".

To understand what has happened and what will happen in the next few months, you must be made aware of the tremendous persecution and pressure against the Holy Father and against the Church — just as Our Lady of Fatima warned would happen if mankind did not heed Her Fatima message. Josyp Terelya's words to the Bishops (see "Moscow Persecutes and Pressures Pope") corroborate what I have learned through sources very high up in the Vatican. They confirm that Moscow has threatened the Holy Father that if he should consecrate Russia he would be killed.

Please remember to redouble your prayers for the Holy Father. I truly believe that if he does what Our Lady wants, he would be specially protected, but that if he does not soon do it, then the terrible prophecy that Jesus made to Sister Lucy in Rianjo, in August 1931, is about to be realized. Namely, that the Pope himself will be killed in the same manner that the King of France was, because he delayed the command of Jesus to consecrate France.

As a result of this persecution of the Church and the Holy Father, Sister Lucy has been subjected to persecution herself for the last 33 years, but especially for the last year. (See Father Paul Leonard's article "Has the Pope Fulfilled Our Lady of Fatima's Request?".) We must pray for Sister Lucy now more than ever.

Also, we must remember that you and I and everyone is the target of all this persecution and pressure. Because by keeping the full Fatima Message unknown and unfulfilled, as explained in Fatima and the Great Conspiracy, the plot to enslave us all goes on.

You see, much of this persecution is hidden from most people. The devil and his followers have crafted their efforts to follow this plan of attacking from a position of hiding so that the Faithful will not be roused to resist —except that we, of The Fatima Crusader and the Apostolate of Our Lady, are able to get the word out to you faithful followers of Our Lady. To stop us from organizing the defense of the Church and Christendom we can expect increasing attacks against The Fatima Crusader and against myself, Father Gruner.

During the Conference, Cardinal Padiyara summoned me and warned me that my life is in danger. So the attack on me which took place in Fatima itself, in the very shrine where Our Lady appeared was not really so surprising. (See the report and picture in "Police Report".)

The devil and his followers are awfully angry. He realizes his time is short. You see, he knows that if the whole message of Our Lady of Fatima were to be widely known and accepted, then without doubt, Our Lady's plan would finally be implemented and that would, in turn, he the end of his reign here on earth. Jesus called him the 'prince of this world' (John 12:31).

Our Lady predicted Her definitive triumph over him when She said, "In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, Russia will be converted and a period of peace will be given to mankind."

The devil, on the other hand, wants to give Our Lady a total defeat and he thinks he can achieve it in our time. Sister Lucy told us this through her famous interview with Father Fuentes, published in 1958. She said, "the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. We must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility."

Now that we know that the enemy has resorted to violence and blatantly obvious lies, we know they are desperate. Our Lady has them on the run. We know full well we cannot win this battle without Our Lady's help and without your help. Please remember to pray for us as much as you can every day.

Our resources are so tiny against the powerful enemies of Our Lady that as She said at Fatima, "Only She can help you" is especially true today. But we in turn must do our part, so that She will win through our efforts, as St. Maximilian Kolbe explained. By ourselves we can do nothing but with Jesus and Mary we can do everything.

This issue is very informative and enlightening. In it you will read about some of the machinations of Our Lady's enemies. It is important for you to be informed but also please remember to pray for the conversion of all of Our Lady's enemies. And remember to ask Our Lady to bless a thousand fold all our efforts to bring about Her earliest possible triumph.

We are encouraged by the victories Our Lady has already given us. With the help of your prayers and Our Lady at our side we shall be undiminished in our efforts to consolidate and expand the Apostolate until Her Immaculate Heart Triumphs, the Holy Father consecrates Russia to Her and Russia is converted and a period of peace will be given to the world.

Christus Vincit,    Christ overcomes

Christus Regnat, Christ reigns

Christus Imperat, Christ commands

Jesus has commanded us to make His Mother's Fatima message known. Thank you for being with us this far. Please stay with Our Lady until Her final Victory.

Father Nicholas Gruner