He is risen !
N° 241 – March 2023
Director : Frère Bruno Bonnet-Eymard
A Romanian senator accused the Americans of having caused the earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria. Although this, in itself, is possible, it is not plausible. We know that research was undertaken to develop natural phenomena (atmospheric or tectonic) weapons in the 1980s in the USSR, and in the 1990s in the USA. The European Parliament even has a truly terrifying report, dated 1999, on this kind of weapon which is available to the public.
Yet, even if some information is disturbing, it does not seem sufficient to affirm the responsibility of the United States in this case. No head of state has established a link between the earthquake and the US, at least not officially, and the Turks have accepted US humanitarian aid.
How many times will it be necessary to repeat that on July 13, 1917, at the height of World War I, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary came “from Heaven” to remind us of a message that Her Son formulated two thousand years ago to announce that in those days “there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be.” (Mk 13:19)
On July 13, 1917, Our Lady showed Hell to Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta “like a vast ocean of fire.” They saw “demons and souls of the damned” plunged in this fire.
“What has remained most engraved in my mind and heart, Lucy would say, was the sadness of this Lady when She showed us Hell! If the vision of Hell had lasted a moment longer, we should have died of fear and terror. Yet there was one thing that struck me even more, and that was the sorrowful expression on Our Lady’s face! Were I to live for a thousand years, it would always remain engraved in my heart.
“Our Lady told us kindly and sadly,” Lucy continued:
“You have seen Hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I am going to say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.
“The war is going to end. If, however, they do not cease to offend God another, a worse one, will begin in the reign of Pius XI (...).To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation of the first Saturdays of the month. If My requests are heard, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions against the Church.”
Pope Pius XI remained deaf to these requests. Our Lady came to Pontevedra to ask for the Communion of Reparation, on December 10, 1925:
“Behold, My daughter, My Heart surrounded by thorns with which ungrateful men pierce Me at every moment by their blasphemies and their ingratitude. You at least try to console Me and say that all those who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months go to confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary and keep Me company for fifteen minutes whilst meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, in a spirit of reparation, I promise to assist at the hour of their death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their souls.”
The following year, Lucy left the convent of Pontevedra to enter the novitiate of the Sisters of Saint Dorothy, established in Tuy, Spain. She took the habit there on October 2, 1926, and pronounced her first vows on October 3, 1928. In 1929, Our Lady came to ask for the consecration of Russia in a grandiose Trinitarian and Marian theophany:
On June 13, “finding myself alone one night, I knelt by the altar rails, in the middle of the chapel, to say the prayers of the Angel, lying prostrate. Feeling tired, I got up but continued to say the prayers with my arms outstretched in the form of a cross. The only light was that from the sanctuary lamp.
“Suddenly, the whole chapel was lit up with a supernatural light, and on the altar there appeared a cross of light which reached to the ceiling. In an even brighter light, there was visible, on the upper part of the cross, the face of a man and His body to the waist. On His breast there was a dove, also full of light, and, nailed to the cross, the body of another man. A little below the waist (of this man), suspended in the air, one could see a chalice with a large Host onto which were falling a few drops of Blood, flowing down from the cheeks of the Crucified and from a wound in the chest. These drops ran down over the Host and fell into the Chalice. Beneath the right arm of the Cross, there stood Our Lady with Her Immaculate Heart in Her hand… It was Our Lady of Fatima with Her Immaculate Heart… in Her left hand… without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames… Beneath the left arm (of the Cross), some large letters, as though of crystalline water running down from above the altar, forming these words ‘Grace and Mercy.’ I understood that I had been shown the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, and I received insights into this mystery that I am not permitted to reveal.”
“Then Our Lady said to me: ‘The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. So numerous are the souls that the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me, that I have come to ask for reparation. Sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.’ ”
“I gave an account of this to my confessor, who ordered me to write down what Our Lord wanted to be done.”
THE POPE’S DISOBEDIENCE.
The following year, in May 1930, Sister Lucy specified that the two requests for the consecration of Russia and the reparatory devotion are linked and both addressed to the Holy Father: “If I am not mistaken, the good God promises to put an end to the persecution in Russia, if the Holy Father deigns to make, and orders all the bishops of the Catholic world to make also, a solemn and public act of reparation and consecration of Russia to the Most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and if his Holiness promises, in return for the end of this persecution, to approve and recommend the practice of the reparatory devotion of the First Saturdays of the month.”
His Holiness Pope Pius XI, however, did nothing! The following year, on August 29, 1931, Sister Lucy wrote to Bishop da Silva telling him that after she had asked God for the conversion of Russia, Spain and Portugal, she heard Our Lord reply.
“ ‘You console Me greatly by asking Me for the conversion of those poor nations. Ask it also of My Mother frequently, saying: Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world.’
“At other times say: ‘By Your pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world.’ ”
However, as the hierarchy did not respond to the requests from Heaven transmitted by Sister Lucy, she received this order from Our Lord:
“ ‘Make it known to My ministers that since they are following the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My request, they will follow him into misfortune.’ ”
Nevertheless “ ‘it will never be too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.’ ”
A few years later, Sister Lucy would recall this revelation in a personal note dated May 1936: “By means of an interior communication, Our Lord complainingly said to me: ‘They did not want to heed My request! Like the King of France they will repent and do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread its errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions against the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer.’ ”
The Second World War thus broke out, “under Pius XI,” as Our Lady had announced in the third part of Her great Secret that She entrusted to the children on July 13, 1917. Bishop da Silva ordered Sister Lucy to make it known in November 1943.
During the month of December, Lucy picked up a pen five times to write it down, without succeeding. “This phenomenon is not due to natural causes,” she wrote to the bishop of Valladolid, and to Bishop da Silva: “Who knows, it is perhaps the Devil who wants to prevent me from accomplishing this act of obedience?”
This was so true that the Blessed Virgin came to the rescue of Her messenger. Although she had not yet received an answer from Bishop da Silva, she related, “on January 3, 1944, I knelt down by my bed, which sometimes serves as a writing table, and I made another attempt, without achieving anything; What impressed me the most was that, during the same period, I could write anything else without difficulty. I then asked Our Lady to reveal God’s Will to me. I then headed for the chapel; it was 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the hour at which I habitually visit the Most Blessed Sacrament, since it is usually the moment when there is no one else and, I do not know why, I prefer to be alone with Jesus in the Tabernacle.
“There I knelt in the middle, close to the kneeler of the Communion rail, and asked Jesus to let me know what His will was. Accustomed as I was to believing that the orders of the superiors are the sure expression of God’s will, I could not believe that this one was not His will. Perplexed, half engrossed, under the weight of an obscure cloud that seemed to be hanging above me, my face in my hands, I waited for an answer, without knowing how it would come. I then felt a friendly, tender and maternal hand touch me on my shoulder; I raised my eyes and I saw my dear heavenly Mother.
“ ‘Have no fear. God wanted to put your obedience, your faith and your humility to the test; be at peace and write what they have asked of you, but not what you were made to understand about its meaning. After having written it, put it into an envelope, close and seal it, and write on the outside that it can only be opened in 1960 by the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon or by the Bishop of Leiria.’ ”
“And I felt my spirit inundated by a mystery of light that is God, and in Him I saw and heard – the point of a spear like a flame that shoots forth, touches the axis of the earth – it [the earth] quakes: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried. The sea, the rivers and the clouds go beyond their limits, overflow, inundate and sweep away with them into a maelstrom dwellings and countless people that cannot be counted. It is the purification of the world from the sin in which it is immersed. Hatred and ambition provoke destructive war! Then I perceived, in the midst of my racing heartbeats and in my spirit, the echo of a soft voice that said: ‘In time, one faith, one baptism, one Church, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. In eternity, Heaven!’ This word Heaven filled my soul with peace and happiness, so much so that almost without realising it, I kept repeating for a long time: “Heaven! Heaven!” As soon as the great force of the supernatural had vanished, I went to write and I did so without difficulty, on January 3, 1944, kneeling, leaning on the bed that served me as a table.”
“LIKE A FLAME”
On October 13, 1917, at the height of World War I, if the sun above the Cova da Iria had continued its fall to the “axis of the earth,” it would have pulverised it. But, O miracle! It returned to its place, announcing the restoration of peace.
On January 3, 1944, Sister Lucy, her mind “flooded with a mysterious light that is God,” saw once more what she had already seen on July 13, 1917, in this third part of the ‘Secret’ that she would finally manage to write on the order of the Most Holy Virgin: “At the left of Our Lady and a little higher up we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; it flashed and gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they were extinguished on contact with the brilliant light that Our Lady radiated towards him from Her right hand. The Angel, pointing to the earth with his right hand, cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’ ”
What is new in the vision that precedes this text is that the right hand of Our Lady no longer extinguishes the flame that shoots forth from “the point of the spear” to shake the axis of the earth: it quakes; “mountains, towns, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried... It is the purification of the world for the sin in which it is immersed. Hatred and ambition provoke destructive war.” Because we did not do ‘Penance’...
The text of the ‘secret’ itself mentions only a “large city half in ruins”, only half of it. Thus, the “maelstrom” did not prevail. The Holy Father is even passing through it “half trembling, with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, praying for the souls of the corpses he met on his way.” This “large city half in ruins” is “the Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church”, the only one that remains “in time”. The Holy Father crosses it, praying “for the souls of the corpses he meets on his way,” victims of the earthquake that swept away “into a maelstrom dwellings and countless people.”
When Pope Francis finally consecrated Russia exactly one year ago, his prayer contained no mention of the reparatory devotion:
“O Mary, Mother of God and our mother, in this time of trial we turn to You. As our mother, You love us and know us: No concern of our hearts is hidden from You. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced Your watchful care and Your peaceful presence! You never cease to guide us to Jesus, the prince of peace.”
Yet one must admit what is lacking in the Consecration pronounced by the Holy Father at a time when, for the second time, “God is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, famine, and persecutions against the Church and the Holy Father,” as Our Lady warned in the second part of the Secret, on July 13, 1917, even specifying the date, more than twenty years in advance: “under the reign of Pius XI.”
Pius XI’s disobedience merited World War II.
Pope Francis did consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which Our Lady had come to Tuy to ask for in 1929, but he did not speak of the reparatory Communion of the First Saturdays that Our Lady had come to Pontevedra to ask for in 1925.
The ‘miracle’ expected from the Consecration pronounced by the Holy Father on March 25, 2022 could therefore not be granted to us, even though all the conditions were met. Moscow and Kiev were ready to accept a ceasefire, with Putin agreeing to withdraw his demand for the demilitarisation of Ukraine, while Zelensky renounced joining NATO. All negotiations broke down on April 1, 2022, when the Ukrainian authorities accused the Russian army of killing civilians in the Kiev suburb of Bucha. It was another victory of Satan, deceitful and homicidal, against the Queen of Peace.
Brother Bruno of Jesus-Mary