He is risen !
N° 240 – February 2023
Director : Frère Bruno Bonnet-Eymard
FOR New Year 1960, our Father, Georges de Nantes, began his Letter to My Friends no. 63 thus:
“I wanted to send you my good wishes for the year of grace 1960, year 1 of the expansion of world Communism according to statements made by its leader, the year also of the revelation of the last secret of Fatima. I delayed writing this letter, so heavy was it with my fears and yet at the same time charged with a great hope. In announcing that blood would flow this year, the blood of soldiers, the blood of martyrs, I felt that these sad forecasts would not take long to be tragically confirmed. Where would this blood flow? In which circumstances and why? It was these questions that I wished to answer in order to fortify your souls and to enlighten them in Truth.”
Since 1991, the date of its independence, since the Orange Revolution in 2004, disorder, poverty, and corruption have ruled supreme over Ukraine where blood has been flowing abundantly ever since the Maidan Revolution of 2014 and, even more so, since February 22, 2022. Why? Because the United States and their European “allies” have decided to enslave this country that has been unable to live out its independence, to dismember it, to destroy it even, if that were possible, out of hatred for Russia which intends to jealously defend its territory, its independence, its sovereignty, its natural resources, and above all, its soul which, until not long ago, was possessed by Communism. Today, however, it is Christian, and tomorrow it will be Catholic!
Therefore, must we French Catholics side with Russia? No! With the United States? Obviously not? Are we to remain neutral? Even less so! In this international affair that is threatening world peace, we French Catholics must take the side that no one is defending, which is quite simply that of France, France alone! The greater interest of our country, and probably that of all European States, depends on the restoration of order and peace in Ukraine. It so happens that only Russia can and, above all, wants to do this by deploying all the necessary force at its disposal with all the efforts and sacrifices that such an operation implies.
So in such circumstances, to wish for Russia to fail, or even worse, to work for its defeat, is a profound political error and even a serious moral fault. The social decomposition that has been eating away at Ukraine for more than thirty years now will inevitably end up crossing its borders and spreading to other countries if it is not stopped. Above all, however, over-indebted, de-industrialised France, isolated within a European Union dominated by a rich Germany which has the means to rearm itself, and which is determined to close ranks with nato and therefore with the United States, would undergo total enslavement were Russia to collapse once again.
Should we still speak of the “Communist expansion in the world”? Yes, but from where we would have least expected it in 1960. This destructive ideology and its inhuman anti-religious, anti-social, and anti-family principles have taken root and spread among us in the West, and the Church has shown no opposition to them since the Second Vatican Council refused to condemn Marxism.
How can our societies survive when their rulers apply destructive principles and do nothing to defend, encourage, help or favour those who are dedicated to saving them? Paul VI hypocritically wept over the self-demolition of the Church, although it was he who was responsible for its ruin. In the same way, our French rulers weep over the self-demolition of France, although it is they who implement laws and projects that sink us ever further into the horror of abortion, euthanasia, immorality, treason, anticivilisation and irreligion.
It could be argued that in Europe no government calls itself Communist and that the Communist parties have so little weight that they are as though non-existent. Our reply would be: yes, there are no longer any red flags or militant members, but our societies are steeped in dialectical materialism and revolt against God.
Marx considered that the material conditions of men’s existence, in particular their place in the relations of production, determine their consciousness and that the dialectic of history has its origin in the oppositions of social classes, in the struggle between their divergent interests. Well, contrary to appearances, this is our present state! The current legislative orientations are adopted with the aim of making the child and the adult escape from their environment, their family, their parish, their country, from all regulation, all institutions, from any duty towards God. Whether in the field of education, where the child must educate himself, in the field of morality, where man must be able to determine his own gender, or in the field of politics, where the citizen adopts his own laws, everything is done so that, in a more radical way than Marx, but always with the same logic, man is no longer subject to any material condition of his existence, including those inscribed by God in human nature.
This whole ideology is summed up in what is known as Wokism, a movement which comes to us from the United States, but whose ideological origins lie in the French Theory, that is to say in the writings of modern French deconstruction theorists such as Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze. It is good form to say, out of ignorance or subversiveness, that this is not Marxism, because the class struggle and the worker are not at the heart of this ideology. Yes, but it is nevertheless Marx’s principles. Dialectical materialism, revolt, revolution, hatred of God, all this is contained in the word deconstruction, which is the core of Wokism.
Even more profoundly, Marxism, our Father pointed out, and of course Wokism, are “a total and systematic inversion of religion. Driven out by the soulless materialism of the 19th century, we find religion coming back, but no longer under the form of Jesus Christ Conqueror of the threefold concupiscence and of the demoniac spirit, but under the form of Lucifer triumphing over God through the exaltation of the three concupiscences in absolute revolt. Instead of divine and human paternity and filiation, the dialectic of the master and the slave. Instead of submission, alienation; instead of charity and grace, hatred and fury, Instead of universal Redemption, total Revolution, Instead of the worship of God unto self-sacrifice, the worship of self, unto the annihilation of the world. Marxism is satanic!”●
Revolt against the father, the mother, the master, the coloniser, the priest, the fatherland, the Church, the white people even, that is where we stand. Where does this come from?
In The Error of the West, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote: “Stalinism existed neither in theory nor in practice: one can speak neither of a Stalinist phenomenon nor of a Stalinist epoch; these concepts were fabricated after 1956 by Western leftist thought in order to save Communist ideals.”
By loudly condemning Stalin and Stalinism in 1956, Khrushchev made people believe that ‘bad,’ totalitarian Communism no longer existed. Later, by falsely claiming that Communism had disappeared with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, and unfortunately even the Church participated in this lie through the mouth of John Paul II, it was believed that this monstrous ideology had been abolished. In reality, this was not the case. Worse still, the Church and the West are steeped in it, while Putin's Russia is rejecting and fighting it.
Yet, we will be told that before 1991, Putin was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was he not a KGB agent? Is not fighting for Ukraine fighting against a possible resurgence of Communist tyranny? It is true that Putin wore a Soviet uniform, that he worked in KGB offices, but as Russian Marxist professor Aleksander Buzgalin of Moscow University points out, “within the CPSU there were two categories of people: Communists and Party members.” Putin was a Party member and loyal to his country, nothing more. If proof were needed that Putin has nothing to do with Communism, one needs only to read his speech of February 22, 2022, in which he denounces Lenin for having created Ukraine arbitrarily and for having recognised the right to self-determination of Ukraine and other nations.
Sixty-two years after the year  that our Father defined as Year I of Communist expansion, we are witnessing, apparently, by the grace of the Immaculate, a counter-offensive, a Counter-Revolution coming from where, in the past, it would not have been expected: from Russia itself. The year 2022, which saw the launching of the Special Military Operation and the consecration of Russia, marks the Year I of the Immaculate Heart of Mary’s expansion in the world and, according to the declarations of the Queen of Heaven at Fatima on July 13, 1917, the establishment of the devotion to Her Immaculate Heart, because God wills it: “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart,” and thus “many souls will be saved and there will be peace.”
One year ago, on the feast of the Annunciation, Friday, March 25, 2022, the whole world saw and heard Pope Francis poignantly beseeching Our Lady of Fatima:
“Mother of God and our Mother, to Your Immaculate Heart we solemnly entrust and consecrate ourselves, the Church and all humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine… In Your womb Jesus took flesh; help us to foster the growth of communion.”
The Special Military Operation led by Vladimir Putin is a fruit of this, since we see the Russian army standing up to the West and its subversive ideas.
The great divine plan that dominated the 20th century, and which is still dominating ours, is our God’s Will and good pleasure, revealed in 1917 by Our Lady of Fatima in order to save the souls of poor sinners who are marching into Hell. This is what is in the process of being realised. To accredit it and to demonstrate the power of our Immaculate Mother, God wants to link world peace and the universal triumph of the Church to two conditions well suited to confound modern pride and exalt the power of the “divine Mary”: the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart by the Pope, after having ordered the bishops to unite with him in this act, and the recommendation of the devotion of the five first Saturdays of the month.
“The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted and a certain period of peace will be given to the world.”
Yes, this time of peace will come, and we can hasten its day by responding fully, for our part, to Our Lady’s ‘little requests’: recitation of the daily Rosary and of the prayers taught by the Angel and the Virgin Mary, going to Confession and making a Communion of Reparation on the first Saturdays of the month, meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, wearing the scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Miraculous Medal as signs of our consecration to Her Immaculate Heart.
We can also hasten it by encouraging our parish priests and parishioners to practice the first Saturdays of the month. Many of you have had the courage to take initiatives in this direction. All this can only please God, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and contribute to placing our families and our countries in their hands.
Father de Nantes never failed to preach: “The Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be touched by the fervour of a minority. First and foremost, however, there will need to be a lassitude on the part of God, compassion on the part of Jesus Christ, a grace of the Holy Spirit of creative love, in answer to the prayer of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the holy Dove of peace. Therefore, the true answer to the question: ‘In the end, upon whom will God have pity?’ is this: ‘Upon the Immaculate Conception, and for Her sake, He will save the world.’ How? As a good Catholic would, He will save the world through the Pope, His Vicar, His son.
“If we rise above the strange passions into which newspapers and party activists seek to draw us, and on the sole condition that we do not escape into a false ‘mysticism’ in which the search for God and Charity should be translated into a cowardly denial of our Church and our homelands, the coming year can be easily foreseen. The great movements of thought and power will continue their accelerated expansion, which is literally terrifying, unless some supernatural event, prepared in the secret of the Church of God which prays without respite and immolates itself, comes to reduce to nothing the vain thoughts of the wicked. Pessimism, optimism, no! Christian wisdom that dares to measure the forces of Satan with accuracy, but opposes them with faith to the power of the Invisible Spirit that animates our Holy Mother the Church.”●
Brother Bruno of Jesus Mary
Catholic Counter-Reformation no. 147, June 1982, p. 14-15
Letter To My Friends no. 63, January 1960