A Secret of Grace and Mercy

previously posted on July 22, 2021 by evensong

The following essay is from the conclusion of the third volume, “The Whole Truth About Fatima – The Third Secret” of the Fatima series,  by Frere Michel de la Sainte Trinite.

Frere Michel wrote these words in 1985 and as we read them prayerfully, considering the ensuing demolition of the faith since then, we cannot be indifferent! And yet so many who “consider themselves” faithful Catholics, even Catholic leaders, are indifferent. I have no facile answer for this mystery of iniquity which is even now working within and against the faith. Only prayer, sacrifice and obedience to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.



Having reached the end of our inquiry, we are able to discern, with near certainty, the essential elements of Our Lady’s final Secret: While “in Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved”, in many nations, perhaps in almost the entire world, the Faith will be lost.

The pastors of the Church will fail gravely in the duties of their office. Through their fault consecrated souls and the faithful in great number will let themselves be seduced by pernicious errors spread everywhere. This will be the time of the decisive battle between the Blessed Virgin and the devil.

A wave of diabolical disorientation will be hurled over the world. Satan will introduce himself even to the highest summit of the Church. He will blind the minds and harden the hearts of pastors. For God will deliver them to themselves as a chastisement for their refusal to obey the requests of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

This will be the great apostasy predicted for the “last times”; the “False Lamb” and “False Prophet” will betray the Church to the profit of “the Beast”, according to the prophecy of the Apocalypse. Does perhaps the Secret also announce some of the chastisements prophesied by the Scriptures for the “last times”?

Perhaps it evokes the persecutions which the Holy Father will have to suffer, when he “will return” to “confirm his brethren”, and finally obey Our Lady’s requests.

If for the essentials such is indeed the true content of Our Lady’s final Secret, nothing is so important, so necessary, so urgent as to make known the text in its limpid truth, in its full prophetic richness, in its divine profundity and transcendence. For between everything we could say about it, and the very words of the Queen of Prophets, there is of course an abyss! It is the abyss separating the shadow from the reality of which it is the projection. Yes, it is only too evident: everything we have been able to patiently discover about the contents of the third Secret only further highlights the urgent necessity for its publication.

And if we are mistaken? If the third Secret of Fatima announced, in reality, something completely different from what we have surmised ? If in all the facts we have brought, all the proofs we have presented, one desired to see only pure calumniatory suppositions, insulting for the pastors of the Church and for the Holy Father himself?

Well, our answer is simple. It concerns the Secret of Mary. And we know that Her will has not changed one iota since the hour of grace of July 13, 1917, when She revealed it to the three shepherds, since January 2, 1944, when, appearing to Sister Lucia in her convent at Tuy, She asked her to write the text. She wants this prophetic oracle to be revealed, to be known.


For it is a Secret of grace and mercy for the good of souls, for the salvation of Holy Church. If we are mistaken, if we are misleading the faithful by false hypotheses, stirring up vain fears, nothing is easier for Rome than to dispel them for good, in the only way which can convince everybody: by finally letting Our Lady speak through the publication of Her Secret! “Roma locuta est; causa finita est”. Rome would have passed on to us, with all the guarantees of their authenticity, the words of our Heavenly Mother. The cause would have been heard.

But as long as this disclaimer is not given to us – and we have no fear that it will be, because the truth which will be revealed then cannot contradict the truths we have discovered – we will continue to see in the first Secret of Mary an urgent appeal to conversion; in the second, Heaven’s response to the Bolshevik revolution; and in the third, the prophetic prediction of the apostasy which preceded, accompanied and followed the conciliar Reform.

This is why we will continue untiringly to request the Holy Father for its publication, sure that the publication of this message from Heaven will mark the dawn of the Church’s recovery. While we wait – it will perhaps be said to us – you are only increasing the crushing burden of the Holy Father, who is overwhelmed with so much anguish and so many cares!

[Note: In this portion, Frere Michel is speaking of Pope John Paul II, the pope at the time he was writing, whose motto was “Totus Tuus”.]

To this we answer simply: if our Holy Father the Pope is completely dedicated to Mary, completely devoted to Her, “Totus tuus”, as he proclaims in his motto, ” I am all Thine, O Mary!”, and if it is true, on the other hand – as we indeed want to believe – that he is justly filled with anguish at the sight of “the auto-destruction of the Church” which has gone on uninterruptedly since 1960,  disturbed over the “smoke of Satan” which has invaded the Holy Place,  afraid of the storm which threatens, more than at any moment in its history, to sink the Barque of Peter, if he is completely lucid on the perils of the hour – as he has a duty to be – what could he do better than correspond to the most express order of Our Lord – the Sovereign Master of the Barque, Who alone can command the sea and the waves – by finally obeying the desires of His Most Holy Mother?


Let him go once more to Fatima on pilgrimage, not at all to make any new discourses, but quite simply to say this:

“My dear children, we are in anxiety. The true Faith is being lost. Souls are being damned. The peace of the world is threatened. If we are not converted, we will soon undergo the terrible chastisements we have merited. I am going to read to you the Secret of Our Heavenly Mother. Here is the truthful account which the seer left us of the third apparition of Our Lady, that of July 13, 1917:

“As Our Lady spoke these last words, She opened Her hands once more, as She had done during the two previous months. The rays of light seemed to penetrate the earth, and we saw as it were a sea of fire. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form… Terrified and as if to plead for succour, we looked up at Our Lady, who said to us, so kindly and so sadly:

“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 say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one willbreak out in the reign of Pius XI.

“When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and the Holy Father.

“To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays.”

“If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.

“In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved .”

(And to read, finally, the mysterious Secret…)

“In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world .”

(The Pope will then continue)

“This is why I have decided to accomplish ‘a solemn act of reparation and consecration of Russia to the most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and to order all the bishops of the Catholic world equally to do so.’  I have also decided ‘to approve and recommend the practice of the reparatory devotion of the five first Saturdays of the month’ in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

Would this not be the most simple, the most holy and the most effective of all discourses? To be sure, the divisions, the controversies and disputes from which the Mystical Body of Christ suffers so cruelly would not thereby disappear overnight. But in a single blow, a divine light would be shed on them. The Blessed Virgin would have spoken. The Blessed Virgin shall have spoken, for it must happen – even if it is late, very late – that the Sovereign Pontiff finally decides on this final recourse.

Then, those who dare to proclaim themselves against the message of the Queen of Heaven , which is so limpid, so prophetic, and bears within itself the unquestionable marks of its divine origin, will be justly “disqualified”. And we will see where the true children of Mary are the true servants of the Church, the true defenders of the Holy Father when he decides to act with courage and prudence to fulfill his entire duty as Vicar of Christ, infallibe Guardian of the dogmas of the faith, and humble servant of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

It is then a challenge, and more than a challenge, a prayer which we must unceasingly address to the Supreme Pastor, … to make known to us finally, the last warning of the Immaculate One, Mother of Mercy. As sons of the Church we are children of Mary, and we have the right to know the message which our Mother addresses to us to guard us and strengthen us in Faith, Hope and Love, in such a perilous time when the true Faith is being lost, when Hope is waning and the Charity of many is growing cold and dying.


Our conclusion is simple: the final Secret of Mary is a terrible Secret, but a truthful and salutary one. As long as it is not revealed, the Church will continue, inexorably, heading toward its ruin. It will be buried, irremediably, in the abyss of apostasy. …

The scorn for Mary’s final Secret by the pastors of the Church, and consequently, their refusal to obey Her requests, have gone hand in hand with their own increasingly grave deficiencies. And this is not astonishing, for God cannot fill with His graces of light and strength, servants who are rebellious to His will. The despised prophetic warning… has therefore been fulfilled. …

There is something even more important than the third Secret: it is the “Secret of secrets” which is, so to speak, the soul of the Fatima message, their incandescent hearth, capable of enlightening, with its ardent flame, our benighted times. It is the Secret which Jacinta recalled to her cousin as a last testament, shortly before Jacinta left her for Lisbon to die:

“Tell everybody that God grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that people are to ask Her for them, and that the Heart of Jesus wants the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be venerated at His side.”

It is the admirable Secret of the mediation of Grace and Mercy by the Immaculate Heart of our Heavenly Mother. in the words of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, “It is a Secret almost unknown to nearly everybody”,  and which, however, is addressed to each one. As Sister Lucia says so wonderfully:

“I always remember the great promise that fills me with joy: ‘I will never leave you alone. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way which will lead you to God.’ I believe that this promise is not for myself alone, but for all souls who want to take refuge in the Heart of their Heavenly Mother, and let themselves be led along the paths marked out by Her…” 

Frere Michel continues,

With all the desired clarity, we will indicate this “port of salvation for all the shipwrecked of this world”, as the seer says again, making clear what Our Lady of Fatima asks of us here and now , that we may follow Her on the road to Heaven, taking with us “all the souls whom God has placed on our path”. Note: Sister Lucia said the foregoing in her final interview with Father Fuentes which we have posted previously.

Thus we will work in the most effective manner to hasten the hour of triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, necessary prelude to the universal reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

As Saint Maximilian Kolbe said:

“Modern times are dominated by Satan, and they will be even more so in the future. Only the Immaculate has received from God the promise of victory over Satan . But in the glory of Heaven, She needs our cooperation today. She looks for souls who will consecrate themselves entirely to Her, and become in Her hands a force to conquer Satan, and the instruments to bring about the kingdom of God.” [end quote]

Note: Frere Michel wrote this essay at Maison Saint-Joseph July 13, 1985, on the  Anniversary of the revelation of the Secret. He has since become a priest in a monastery in France where he continues to use the “the most effective manner” of working for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is why I have worked to get his words out to the world in the only way I found possible.

“At the present time, the occupants of the Vatican continue in their efforts to demolish the institutional Church and satan is more powerful in the world than ever before, but there is much, much more to come  very soon. We will see the very forces of Nature respond to the arrogance of these foolish men who seek to control human life.”

Thank you for reading – please share with others!

‘I will never leave you alone. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way which will lead you to God.’

Remember – Our Lady needs us to obey:  First Saturdays of Reparation, daily rosary, at least 5 mysteries, wear her brown scapular and live your Total Consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offering 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!

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