I. The Whole Truth about Fatima
When it concerns a supernatural event of such importance – and if the apparitions of Fatima are true in their entirety, they surely constitute the most important supernatural event of the century – it will not be in vain to carefully examine the various testimonies by which we come to know it, going over them with the “fine-tooth comb” of scientific criticism, to form a just idea of their worth.
The Reparatory Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
On December 10, 1925, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sister Lucy and, beside Her, borne by a luminous cloud, the Child Jesus. The Most Blessed Virgin showed her a Heart encircled by thorns which She was holding in Her hand : “ 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. ” Then the Most Blessed Virgin taught her what she should do to console Her. Will you also, at least you, make these acts of reparation to remove the thorns with which ungrateful men pierce the Immaculate Heart of Mary at every moment ?
II. The Whole Truth about Fatima
After the deeply moving deaths of the little seers Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the Church would witness the inexorable fulfilment of the prophecies that our Lady of Fatima made in the Second Secret. Volume II of the Whole Truth about Fatima explains all of these tragic events of the 20th century in the light of the numerous divine communications with which Sister Lucy continued to be favoured after the apparitions of 1917.