RECAP: Reparation for Our Nation
(Image above top left clockwise: Statue of Our Lady of Lebanon, Toronto; Statue of Christ, Calgary; stolen Tabernacle, St. Catharines; Stations of the Cross, Sudbury)
On October 3, a group of faithful Catholics gathered at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, Canada. Amid confusing government rhetoric and constantly changing regulations due to the pandemic response, we were able to put together a devoted group of the faithful in order to make Reparation for Our Nation. The weather was exquisite and the image of the fall colors that dressed up the neatly kept gardens of the parliament was only outdone by the beauty of Our Lady of Fatima, as we processed Her statue amidst the backdrop of Commonwealth era architecture. The group that assembled was a diverse array of backgrounds and ages, all united in a spirit of reparation for sins and offenses against the Immaculate Heart.
Along with our physical presence in Toronto, Father Paul MacDonald led thousands of faithful Catholics with our online presentation of the same event, in order that more souls could unite their prayers for the same intention.
Our reparatory prayers included a Rosary as we processed. We meditated upon the Glorious Mysteries, with particular attention on the triumph of Our Lord and Our Lady. Following the Rosary, we prayed a series of prayers of reparation inspired by the Message of Fatima, as well as the Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Venerable Pope Pius XII. Furthermore, inspired by our love for the Blessed Mother, we spontaneously broke out in the traditional Marian hymns of Immaculate Mary (The Lourdes Hymn) and the Salve Regina.
At one point, as we processed towards the entrance of the building, one of the police officers present took off his hat and bowed his head. It was truly a welcome dose of beauty amidst a world in such turmoil. We have since received messages of praise and gratitude for hosting the event, especially in the context of the recent closures. We were even asked by participants to make this an annual and even larger affair.
However, as the offenses against our faith continue to mount, even from within the walls of the Vatican with the Global Compact on Education, we must persist in a spirit of reparation. Continue to pray your Rosary and take on sacrifices and mortifications in order to appease the wrath of God and to strengthen the Mystical Body of Christ. Stay tuned for further responses from The Fatima Center to address the most pertinent issues facing our Church today.
Earlier this week the Province of Ontario issued new government guidelines restricting group sizes to 25 people along with a threat to fine anyone who violates them. As a result, our “Reparation for our Nation” rally to be held at the Toronto Legislature on Saturday, October 3, will be closed to the Public. Instead, a small group of twenty-five faithful have volunteered to physically represent each of us at the site that day.
However, we invite everyone else to spiritually unite their prayers AND to participate in our virtual reparatory event. The Fatima Center will host this event at the same time: 2:30 pm EST on Saturday October 3rd. You may participate by accessing the video on our YouTube channel or by following the link on the Fatima Center’s homepage. We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to having you pray with us as we console our Mother.
Please join us in our Virtual Event
to make reparation, pray the Rosary,
and offer a public Profession of Faith for Canada.
OCTOBER 3, 2020
at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT)
Dear Catholic Fatihful,
On August 30th, at Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church in Toronto, a statue of our Blessed Mother was beheaded! Our godless officials downplayed this brazen sacrilege by terming it “mischief.” But this incident follows other recent acts of anti-Catholic hatred in Canada. Since May, vandals have decapitated eight statues in a historic, outdoor Stations of the Cross in Sudbury, and defaced statues in or outside churches in Markham, Guelph and Calgary. Most shockingly, on September 8th, a tabernacle and ciborium containing the Blessed Sacrament were stolen from the cathedral in St. Catharines, Ontario. The tabernacle was later found, badly damaged, in a nearby canal, but the consecrated Hosts remain missing. Centered on profanations of the Most Holy Eucharist and on desecration of sacred images of Our Lady, such acts are not mere mischief: they are diabolical.
At Fatima, Our Lady asked us to do reparation for sins committed against Her Immaculate Heart.
Our Lord explained to Sister Lucia that the specified reparatory acts performed on First Saturdays counter the five types of offences and blasphemies against Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, including outrages against Her holy images. God will not be mocked! The sacrileges set out above are public sins, which require a public act of reparation.
We Must Make Reparation for Our Nation.
To defend the honor of Our Lord and Our Lady through a public act of reparation, The Fatima Center has organized Reparation for Our Nation. This virtual event will take place on the first Saturday of October – Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. We will make reparation for the recent acts of sacrilege and pray for our country by reciting a Rosary, and making a Profession of Faith.
Please spread the word to others and join us in prayer on that day.
Together, with the assistance of Our Blessed Mother, we will take the fight to the “principalities and powers” and the “spirits of wickedness in the high places” (Ephesians 6:12) that threaten our beloved homeland.