In 1973, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a religious, Sister Agnes Sasagawa in the convent of Akita, Japan. The messages were approved by Bishop John Shojiro Ito and later Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (although some will deny that today). Leave aside your bias and let’s have a look at the messages, and draw some conclusions.
June 28, the eve of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
“My daughter, My novice, you have obeyed Me well in abandoning all to follow Me. Is the infirmity of your ears painful? Your deafness will be healed, be sure. Be patient. It is the last trial. Does the wound of your hand cause you to suffer? (Sr. Agnes was given a stigmata in one hand) Pray in reparation for the sins of men. (The same message as at Fatima in 1917. Nothing more than the message of the Gospels.) Each person in this community is My irreplaceable daughter. Do you say well the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist? Then, let us pray it together:
“Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist, I consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with Your Heart, being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world and giving praise to the Father, pleading for the coming of His Kingdom. Please receive this humble offering of myself. Use me as You will for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls. (Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament is paramount. Needed more than ever as we see denial of this Sacred Truth of our faith by countless Catholics.)
“Most Holy Mother of God. Never let me be separated from Your Divine Son. Please defend and protect me as Your special child. Amen.”
August 3, 1973 (1st Friday of the Month)
“My daughter, My novice, do you love the Lord? If you love the Lord, listen to what I have to say to you. It is very important. You will convey it to your superior.
“Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with My Son, for souls who will repair, by their suffering and their poverty, for the sinners and ingrates. (Remember, this is 1973, it’s only the beginning what would come down the road in years to follow.)
“In order that the world might know His anger, (If He was angry then, I can’t image today.) the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With My Son, I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities (We have seen so much human suffering. Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, terrorism, war. I wonder what was prevented.) by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him and form a cohort of victim souls. (So many good people suffering. We all know victim souls, who carry their sufferings with patience in union with our Lord.)
“Prayer, penance, and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father’s anger. I desire this also from your community, that it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men. Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of its meaning; put it into practice: offer (whatever God may send) in reparation for sins. Let each one endeavour, according to her capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord.
“Even in a secular institute, prayer is necessary. Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered. Without attaching too much attention to the form, be faithful and fervent in prayer to console the Master.”
October 13th (Anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima)
“If men do not repent and better themselves, (Are things better now? I don’t think so. As Pope Benedict said, we are living in a “dictatorship of relativism.”) the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops and the priests.
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church (There is no doubt that this has happened. Religious, priests, bishops and even cardinals would have been tried for herasy in the past.) in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. (Just look at the lead up to and during the Synod. It’s anything goes. Cardinals attacking those who believe what the Church teaches.) The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. (Does anyone have a list of all the churches that have been closed in the past few years? And, do a search and see former church that are now restaurants, homes, stores, Mosques. You’ll never see a Mosque become a Catholic Church!) The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, (Yep, we all know who they are, and they no longer hide.) and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. (Not only to leave, but to stay and destroy from within. We would be better off if they just packed up and left. But no, they want to remake the Church in their own perverted image!)
“The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls (How many are going to hell because of compromising, loose living and perverted clergy & religious? Remember where Dante puts them all.) is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them.
“…Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. (Get that. There may still be hope. I say may, because that was back in 1973. And, it may be too late. We just may face the full wrath of God’s hand.) Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved.”
Are you prepared for “fire” to fall from the sky? And a great part of humanity to be destroyed? We have to do something. Even if we can’t stop it, we can help shorten it.
Start by going to Confession. Keep your soul right with God. Go to Mass frequently. Pray the Rosary. These are bad times, but there is hope. “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.” (Fatima, July 13, 1917)