Father Nicholas Gruner, born in Montreal (May 4, 1942), was ordained to the priesthood on August 22, 1976. He founded The Fatima Center in 1978 and tirelessly worked to ensure Our Lady's Message of Fatima would be fully known, accurately understood, and deeply appreciated so that it may be followed by all – while also championing complete obedience to, and full disclosure of, that Message.
Although frequently calumniated and persecuted, he spent his entire priesthood as a priest with faculties in good standing. He passed away on April 29, 2015. Fr. Gruner’s mission will not be complete until the entirety of the Third Secret of Fatima is revealed and Russia is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary precisely as commanded by the Blessed Virgin Mary.