12 May 2017

Only She Can Help You

Dear Readers, this Saturday is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, and the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition of Our Blessed Mother to the three shepherd children in Portugal. 

It is foolish to make any predictions of fact, for we know nothing of ourselves. Yet Our Lady's warnings and prophecies already published to date have all come true, and so we know that we face great spiritual and physical danger if her instructions remain unheeded. Pray the Rosary, make the Five First Saturdays, beseech Heaven that the Holy Father consecrate Russia to Mary's Immaculate Heart as she requested, and above all, do penance for all of our sins. Through her only will we triumph. She has promised it. She will do it. And yet we know that ignoring her requests will take us through great chastisement to get to that triumph. And yes, it will be far worse than we face now, and worse than we can imagine. The living will envy the dead, she warned us. But in the end nothing can withstand her.

So, pray for her victory, which is the victory of Christ her Son. Stay close to her. And do not be afraid of what comes.

Tomorrow my wife and I will make our Act of Consecration to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, by the Hands of Mary; I sincerely thank all who have offered up prayers for this intention. I have a great sense of peace about it, and about the future, come what may.

Sunday, after the 10 am Solemn High Mass, there will be a procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima at St. Francis de Sales Oratory. That Mass will also see the first Communion of several of the children there. What a great day to pack the streets of St. Louis with Our Lady's children to give her honor! All are invited to participate.  And why not?

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!


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