1917, three young shepherd children--Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco also
called "the 3 seers"—in a series of apparitions at Fatima, Portugal from
May to October 1917, received three revelations from St. Mary. (or was
it the Holy Spirit?) She appeared unto them in the fields outside of their
village Fatima. As young as they were, they were even persecuted by their
own village and clergy, and at one time even locked up to prevent them
from going out in the fields.
The last time when they said they were going to see a vision of Mary,
many thousands of people followed them, wanting to witness the vision.
Only the 3 children saw Maria, nobody else, but a strange phenomenon occurred,
in that the sun actually started "dancing" in the sky and it "rained"
phenomena is known as the "miracle
of the sun."
The children also received visions about
how and when they would die, which was fulfilled in the case of two of
them, as the last of them, Lucia, is still alive as of today, December
1999. All of the Popes since the Fatima Miracle have recognized the Message
as authentic. Several of them have gone to Fatima in person, including
Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II.—John Paul II saying at Fatima in
1982 that "the Message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church."
Many miraculous cures have taken place since,
which science cannot explain by natural means, not just on October 13,
1917, at the time of the Miracle of the Sun, but down through the years
until the present day. This also, claims the Catholic Church, authenticates
the Fatima Message as coming from God.
The Message of Fatima accurately
predicted in 1917 all of the following events which came to pass:
(1) The end of World War I in
(2) The emergence of Russia as a world power which would "spread its errors
(including Communism) throughout the world ... raising up wars and persecutions
against the Church";
(3) The election of a Pope who would be named Pius XI;
(4) The waging of a second World War following a strange light in the
The Message of Fatima also predicted that if the request of Mary
at Fatima is not honored,
"many souls will be lost",
"the Holy Father will have much to suffer",
"there will be further wars and persecutions of the Church" and
"various nations will be annihilated."
The "request of Mary" is purported to be that the
Catholic Church's leader the Pope, in the presence of all the bishops,
would publicly "consecrate Russia unto God, by name." This would then
result in "the salvation of many souls and help Russia turn to Christianity",
and thus avert some of the doom and give an era of peace! Although the
Church did enact a consecration, Fatima Catholics feel, it has not done
so specifically "naming Russia!"—Probably for political reasons.
Full annihilation of nations predicted
at Fatima has not yet occurred, although many more instances of genocide
haven taken place since in Cambodia, Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Many fear
though that it will fully happen in the very last days, during the last
3˝ years, given the growing AC opposition against God and His children
and corruption of the world, during the "Great Tribulation"
The second prediction that Russia
which had become Communist, would "turn to Christianity", began to take
place after "the fall of Communism" in 1989, when an unprecedented wave
of Christian interest hit the former Soviet Union! As a result, there
are MORE CHRISTIANS IN RUSSIA NOW, than there EVER WERE!
THE LAST "SECRET"
This is why many believe
that the last SECRET prediction will be fulfilled as well! The only problem
is that it has been kept secret for over 80 years! Lucia, the only surviving
one of the three children, gave the Vatican a sealed letter containing
the third prediction. This last prediction is purported to be about the
end of the (Catholic?) Church, that being the reason WHY the revelation
has been kept secret in Roman Catholic Church archives, as Catholics interpret
it to mean the end of just their Church, whereas the Bible
predicts and indicates that the Endtime will bring an
end of the temporal, financial, organisational and political power of
Vatican recently claims to have "revealed it", Fatima followers
believe that the Vatican is holding back the truth. Some claim to know
what it is about, and speculations are rife!
Church officials have leaked,
that it also has something to do with "the
last Pope" and that
in connection with the rise of the AC!
Also this last prediction is
perported to be fulfilled within the life time of the third
Fatima child. Lucia is still alive today and living as a nun in a convent
in Coimbra Portugal, almost in her nineties. Unless she lives to be very
old, these Endtime predictions will have to be fulfilled any day now!
…Are you ready?
Again, all this jives very well with the predictions of
other prophets and seers! See: