Let the countdown begin!

immaculate_heart_fatimaToday is the 99th anniversary of the final apparition an the miracle of the sun at Fatima. We have come a long way since that day of grace in the little cova. Our Lady warned that if we do not repent, if we do not make great sacrifices and if Russia were not consecrated to her Immaculate Heart that the world would face great trials.

“The third part of the secret refers to Our Lady’s words: ‘If not [Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated’ (13-VII-1917).

Russia and atheistic Communism has spread their errors throughout the world. The damage done has be extensive and to the root of the tree. Many souls have abandoned the practice of the faith, and many others have abandoned God completely. They live as if there is not God, no hell and no eternal life. Culture through the world has become about the ego. I have to be happy and enjoy to the fullest every one of my passions, despite the harm it may do to others and even me.

Yet, we are not left alone. Our Lord promised “I will be with you until the end of the ages.” He is with us in so many ways, but above all, He remains with us in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Our Lady also has not abandoned us. She promised “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”

Could the 100th anniversary be significant? Maybe and maybe not. But, let us embrace the full message of Our Lady, make our personal consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offer prayers, sacrifices and penances and await with hope the triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

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About Fr. Jay Finelli

Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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