by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité
At Tuy, Spain on June 13, 1929, Our Lady, true to Her promise, came back to request the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. On that day the Most Holy Trinity was manifested to Sister Lucy in a most extraordinary way and Our Lady, Who was present at this Trinitarian Theophany, spoke in God’s Name to Sister Lucy and communicated a Most Solemn Request upon which the peace and temporal well-being of the whole world depends. The fate of many millions of souls hangs in the balance. Our Lady said, “The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make in union with all the bishops the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save Russia by this means.”
This following brief passage from The Whole Truth About Fatima by Frère Michel demonstrates the unique and necessary role the Pope has been given by Divine Providence to save us from the impending disaster hanging over our heads at this very moment.
The Apparition Of Our Lady Of Fatima At Tuy Is The Turning Point Of This Century
From then on, after June 13, 1929, when God completed His solemn revelation of His great design for the Church, for Russia, and the world, one can say that the drama of our century was cast. The outcome depends in the last analysis on the Holy Father, and on him alone. We will explain why. And because the message of Fatima is perfectly limpid and coherent, three propositions, the truth of which is even more striking in 1990 than in 1917 or 1929, sum it all up.
1. World Peace Depends On The Conversion Of Russia
“If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace.” If not, Russia “will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions… The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.” Thus everything had already been said on July 13, 1917. Our Lady even predicted the Second World War, which would be worse than the first, as a direct consequence of the non-conversion of Russia.
We will soon demonstrate the unquestionable historical truth of this surprising statement. As for Soviet expansionism (both ideological and military) prophesied by Our Lady, this too is a fact of history — a more and more prominent fact, which causes the future of the entire world to depend on Russia alone. Solzenitsyn, who saw this fact, wrote: “Communism cannot stop itself in its desire to conquer the world, whether it be by overt war, subversive and terrorist action, or by the destabilization of social structures … Nothing can be hoped for from communism itself: no compromise with the doctrine of communism is possible; one can foresee either its total triumph in the whole world, or its complete disappearance everywhere. The only salvation for Russia, for China and the entire world consists in rejecting it. Otherwise, the world runs the risk of being ruined and annihilated.”
This is precisely the prophecy of Fatima. As long as it remains under the communist yoke, Russia will continue to be a perpetual menace for the world, because its Bolshevik revolution is like a growing cancer, which by its nature will never be able to do anything but spread. We must give this serious reflection: the only escape, the only possible salvation for Russia and the world is its conversion … And the latter can only be an extraordinary miracle, granted by God in His mercy.
2. The Conversion Of Russia Depends On Its Consecration To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary
Here we are entering into the realm of entirely supernatural faith and hope. Still, this fact is not therefore any less certain than things which are proved empirically; far from it! To the eyes of faith, the plan of salvation revealed at Fatima and Tuy appears as the work of divine wisdom, which has no equal for its unquestionable efficacy. Yes, for every Catholic who understands the profound underlying intention, and the wonderful, supernatural fruits, the two requests of Our Lady appear as the adequate means, the conditions necessary for the miracle which is possible and so to speak necessary for the conversion of Russia. This is a second truth which, like the first one, is just as certain and even more obvious than it was in 1929.
3. The Consecration Of Russia To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary Depends On The Pope And The Bishops
|Powerful forces of satan seel to hinder the Pope from obeying Our Lady of Fatima. Jesus said: “Pray. Pray a great deal for the Holy Father.”|
“If the Holy Father will himself make (a solemn act of reparation and consecration of Russia) as well as ordering all the bishops of the Catholic world to do the same … The Holy Father must then promise to approve and recommend the practice of the reparatory devotion.” The texts are clear: what room is there for doubt? In God’s great design, everything depends in the final analysis on the Supreme Pontiff, and on him alone, since it is for him to order the bishops to make the requested act of consecration with him. The faithful, of course, can also act effectively: by their prayers and sacrifices they merit this grace. Still, this does not change the fact that no decisive solution for the peace and salvation of the world can be reached without the Pope. Here we must be insistent, because this point of the message of Fatima is often passed over in silence. God promises to accomplish miracles of grace through the mediation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, but on one formal condition: that the Pastors of the Church solemnly request it of Her, and demonstrate by their obedience to Her requests that in the face of extreme perils of the hour, they hope for deliverance from Her and Her alone.
In other words, since the extraordinary Trinitarian theophany of Tuy on June 13, 1929, more than ever before everything depends on the Pope: “The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father …