Today, Friday 13 May 2016, is the 99th anniversary of the Our Lady’s first appearance to the three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal. Next year: 100. Portentous, given what’s going on in the Church these days.
I, for one, am not entirely convinced that we have seen every part of the so-called Third Secret. It’s controversial, I know. Antonio Socci’s book on the so-called “Fourth Secret of Fatima” is in English now (UK HERE). Alas, I don’t think that Tossati’s book (which is better) is in English.
You might want to check 1 Peter 5 today, for an entry about Sr. Lucia’s statements that speaks of the “final battle”.
‘The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid, because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, for this is the decisive issue.’ And then she concluded: ‘however, Our Lady has already crushed its head.’”
Whether or not what we see swirling about “the family”, tearing at it, transmogrifying it, there is a “battle” going on. The final? Who knows. But one thing is sure. If the Enemy succeeds in destroying the core concept of family as intended by God in the minds and hearts of enough people, it’s game over over for an orderly, sane society. TEOTWAWKI.
Renew your own lives with the Sacrament of Penance: examine your consciences and GO TO CONFESSION.
Find strength in your daily recitation of the Most Holy Rosary.
Consciously join your cares to those of the Sacrifice of the Altar.
Make good Communions.