“Our Lord Jesus Christ has always defended the honor of His Mother.”
“God is giving two last remedies to the world. These are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. … there will be no others. …if you despise and repulse this ultimate means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven, because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Ghost. This sin consists of openly rejecting, with full knowledge and consent, the salvation which He offers.”
You ask, “How is that a sin against the Holy Ghost?” It is because the Blessed Virgin is the spouse of the Holy Ghost, and He loves her infinitely as does God the Son and God the Father. Jesus was born of Mary and became Man that He might redeem mankind. And yet He gave the first thirty years of His life solely to Mary and only the last three years to mankind. Sacred Scripture reveals that Mary is full of grace, in other words, she can never deceive us – when she says that the Rosary and devotion to her Immaculate Heart are necessary, she is speaking God’s will, not her own.
Again, it is God’s will that we do these things. The Blessed Virgin Mary is telling us that God wills that we pray the Rosary daily and pray it well, and that we use this rosary in our spiritual combat, that is, pray it in Rosary Rallies publicly and out loud. A Rosary Rally at which the Rosary is not prayed openly is not a Rosary Rally. To obey Our Lady’s request for the devotion of her Rosary, we must pray her Rosary, that is, the Rosary in effect at the time of her request; not John Paul II’s Rosary, not the Divine Mercy or any substitute or “improvement” on the Rosary she asked for.
Additionally, the Rosary should be prayed before every Mass, in front of the most Blessed Sacrament and out loud in every Catholic church. It should be accompanied by prayers for the Catholic intentions of the Pope. Refer to the words of the shepherds of Fatima for the importance of this. To ignore this requirement robs us of the plenary indulgence in addition to being an affront to God.
Please note well: The Rosary before Mass will bring many necessary graces – it is a great shame to show indifference to such a blessing. In these times, we must not spurn the sources of grace!
Non-Negotiable Devotion to the Immaculata
Devotion to her Immaculate Heart is also non-negotiable. In this devotion, the Son of God, Jesus Christ requests that we love and cherish His Mother in order to love Him as she loves and serves Him. But today’s leading Catholic intellectuals appear blinded by their own brilliance, and cannot grasp the importance. So here it is again:
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary requires, in addition to her Rosary:
- Consecration to Jesus through her Immaculate Heart. See St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort or St. Maximilian Kolbe.
- Her brown scapular of Mount Carmel
- Miraculous medal is highly recommended.
- Establishment of First Saturdays of Reparation to her Immaculate Heart in every parish, everywhere.
- The Consecration of Russia, specifically, publicly and in union with the Bishops of the world.
- To prepare for this, every Bishop should consecrate his diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
- All faithful, but particularly priests and bishops, must spread the full message of Fatima, including the need for the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and Bishops – all Bishops must request their brothers to unite to petition the Pope to perform this necessary act.
- Family Consecration and Enthronement.
If even just half of the efforts of the Masters of the Catholic blogosphere were devoted to the above requests of Our Lady of Fatima instead of to Abp. Vigano and Trump, what do you think would happen?
For a start, these people would be generously blessed by Our Lady. They would be serving God! Saving their souls and those of so many others! That is the best result of all. In addition:
Priests who establish the First Saturdays of Reparation in their parishes would see many conversions, reversions and intense spiritual growth both personally and in their parish. This would require the priest live the example of his devotion, not simply allow it.
Every Bishop’s Responsibility
Bishops who establish the devotion of First Saturdays in their dioceses, would see a steady increase in attendance at Mass, greater devotion, floods of grace, both personally and in their diocese. But establishing this devotion would require the Bishop to actually be the Shepherd of his flock; he should offer the Holy Sacrifice on First Saturday, rotating through every church of his diocese, explaining the devotion in sermons and written materials. It requires his personal efforts and cannot be delegated.
Small but spiritually rich Rosary Rallies would inflame the hearts of Catholics, and restore their love for the faith.
In every church where the Rosary is recited correctly, devoutly, before Mass, the Mass is richer and more fruitful.
It’s sad to see the faithful Catholics so distracted from the necessity of total devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. So much talk on issues that do nothing to help save souls.
Regarding interest in the liturgy and canon law: If only experts could include reparative devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Such devotion does not detract from the message, it intensifies and fructifies the liturgy. God in His providence willed that Jesus come to us through Mary; she is the very best teacher of the worship of her Divine Son. If each of these experts were to become true devotees of Our Lady of the Rosary and her Fatima message, they would be more effective and save souls!
Once more with feeling:
Mary was not making a personal request at Fatima. She was revealing to the faithful what God Himself demands of us. Indifference to this is not an option. Indifference to the command of God is again, not an option.
The disobedience of the Popes, which began with Pius XI – began the chastisement which has been mostly spiritual – resulting in the loss of many souls.
The spiritual chastisement was ignored by most, clerics and laity, as long as possible and this indifference has caused the loss of many, many souls, it has accelerated the ebbing of grace from the world, and made the coming material chastisement inevitable and assured that it will be horrifying, “with the survivors envying the dead.”
There will truly be plague, famine and universal war on a very personal level.
Listen to Our Lord as He spoke from the Cross – He gave you His Mother. He gave her to you because He loves you so much! He knows that she, of all creatures knows Him best and is best able to teach you how to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him faithfully. In times like these, with satan so powerful and all of hell seeking your fragile little soul, she is the one chosen by God to save you and those you love.
Please do not be so foolish as to spurn her! Although the way ahead for all of us is harder than any other time in history, we have her promise, “Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”
We are so blessed that Our Lord loves us so much that He entrusts His Mother to us and entrusts us also with this task right now – to save souls who are so deeply in sin they are like sleepwalkers stumbling towards a precipice. Don’t waste time on foolish pursuits, much less on assigning blame, let us do the work before us!
REPENT. OBEY. HUMBLE YOURSELF.
This includes accepting all that “rubs us the wrong way”, for that is how we are polished and made new in Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Blessed Mother will teach us and we must be eager pupils for we have a rendezvous with heaven!
But I have wandered in my thoughts again. To return to the remedy:
For priests and Bishops, there is nothing more urgent than to obey the full message of Fatima:
✝︎ Establish, to the fullest extent possible, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, by First Saturdays of Reparation and by the Rosary, privately in homes, before the Blessed Sacrament, and whenever possible in public.
✝︎ Public rosaries are extremely important. Spread information about the need for these devotions and for the Pope and Bishops to perform the Consecration of Russia and our need to support this effort by prayer and penance.
✝︎ Now here is the clincher, the bigger your platform, the more accountable you are to God. You may come face to face for your private judgement sooner than you think. Will you really be proud to tell Our Lord Jesus how you spent your time, how you used the graces He has blessed you with? Again, what did you do for Mary? He gave her to be your Mother as He was dying, she awaits us now at the Cross. It is not too late!
There is much more to tell you, but it is very late now. And I too, have wasted my resources.
When I began, I thought all that was needed was to make Catholics aware of the true message of Fatima, and of course, Catholics would flock to Our Mother, eager to pray her true Rosary with renewed devotion, happy to pray the Fatima Decade Prayer which is such a beautiful prayer straight from Our Lady herself and filled with her maternal solicitude for her erring children. I was certain that once I pointed it out, others with better skills (and lacking my limitations) would lead the faithful to rally with public rosaries, and use their respected positions to press Bishops to establish First Saturdays in their dioceses; that Bishops would not only establish First Saturdays but would actually visit each of their churches for First Saturdays of Reparation, teaching the faithful the importance of the devotion, emphasizing the need for penance, and praying the Rosary.
What a silly old woman I am.
And now, we are running out of time. I will leave this post up a while in case someone may see it and decide to risk all and take up the task. Meanwhile, for those who may have missed their Consecrations, we offer the following in hopes you’ll be inspired to make your Consecration and share with others. This is the short one:
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose you this day for my Mother and Queen. I deliver and consecrate to you, and to your Immaculate Heart, as your loving child, my body and soul, my will and all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to you the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to your good pleasure, for the triumph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of your Immaculate Heart now and forever.
I renew today in your heart, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever the evil one, his pomps and works; I renounce my own pride and willfulness and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. Amen.
We must never forget this:
“Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you.
My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”
“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.” (The Decade Prayer of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima. 1917)
Remember – Our Lady needs us to obey: First Saturdays of Reparation, daily rosary, at least 5 mysteries, wear her brown scapular and live our Total Consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offering our daily duties in reparation and for the conversion of poor sinners.
Open your hearts to the Lord and serve Him only: and He will free you from the hands of your enemies. With all your heart return to Him, and take away from your midst any strange gods” (I Kings 7:3)
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
† St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!