The Holy Face of Jesus

Three decades and two Archbishops later, in 1875, Monsignor Charles Colet became Archbishop of Tours. In the first year of his Episcopacy he broke the seals on the writings of Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre in order to a perform a thorough examination of them. He even sent these writings for examination to the eminent Benedictine Dom Gueranger at Solesmes Abby (Dom Gueranger is the author of the classic multi-volume work The Liturgical Year.)

Dom Gueranger and the Benedictions returned the documents with the highest recommendations. So, Archbishop Colet, who was not only well-disposed, but seemed anxious to see the Work of Reparation inaugurated, gave permission and urged that the life and revelations be published.

From the book; The Revelations of the Holy Face of Jesus by John Vennari

It is necessary to look within ourselves.

It is necessary to look within ourselves but in order to look within ourselves we have to let ourselves be guided by the sentiments of Mary, especially those sentiments she experienced on Holy Saturday.

How do we confront strange sentiments? Do we confront them as if they were impenetrable breastplates or changing winds? At other times we find within ourselves sentiments of contrast, resistance, and make of them a law telling us there is nothing we can do. In reality the sentiments of other people are changeable and we have to watch and search until the door is opened.

Bishop Juan Abelardo Mata Guevara

The Fatima Crusader Summer 2011 Issue 99

How Can We Make It Understood?

How can we make it understood to others what Our Mother seems so clearly to give us to understand? How can we move forward with obedience to the Faith – Faith which is beyond all human authority?

I believe the way has been shown to us by our Most Holy Mother, Herself, to understand the meaning of this battle – a battle that provokes the antipathy which stirs within our souls.

Bishop Mata Guevara

The Fatima Crusader Summer 2011 issue 99

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Night of the Sentiments

Bishop Mata Guevara

I had already prepared a reflection about the “Night of the Sentiments”, having read a recent message of Father Gruner who feels himself alone in this battle to make the innermost secrets of Fatima understood; in particular, the Third Secret.

Indeed, this seems to me to be the battle of David and Goliath. But with a big difference -in this case, both David and Goliath love Our Mother and everyone looks toward obedience to the Faith.

We find ourselves in the darkness of night. Though both darkness and light occupy our hearts, our reason seems to be in a fog.

The Fatima Crusaders Summer 2011 issue 99

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On Borrowed Time

ON BORROWED TIME

We are in the final stages of what Sister Lucy told Cardinal Caffarra would be the final battle – the attack against the family. This battle begun centuries ago by the enemies of Christ is now being spearheaded by His vicar on earth. The very one who is supposed to be defending the sanctity of the Sacrament of Matrimony and preserving the family as established by Christ, has assumed the role of enemy within the Church, opening the door to the anti-Christ New World Order agenda against the family.

How did we get to this point where even the Pope seemingly no longer recognizes Catholic Truth and has lost his way?…

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Who Is The Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit? He is the love of God. He is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. He is the Father‘s Love for the Son and the Son’s Love for the Father. He is the love that sent our Lord down here. He is the Love that brought Our Lord down here. He is the Love that inspired His every thought, word and action. He is the Love that took Him to Calvary to enable Him to give the last drop of His Blood for you and me – the Breathtaking Love of God for us.

Appeal To Our Bishops: Give Mary Back To Us

Appeal To Our Bishops: 

Give Mary Back To Us

by Father André Richard

Abbé Richard, who has been well known in France for many years now, is the founder of the French paper L’Homme Nouveau, published in Paris. He is presently the editor of the French magazine Pour L’Unité. He is the former vice-president, and still a member of the International Executive Committee for the Blue Army. This article was written by him on the occasion of the Bishop’s Synod on Catechetics held in Rome in 1977. In it he explains concisely why we must also teach about the Blessed Virgin Mary in a truly Catholic education so that we may properly understand Jesus. We publish here in its entirety, with titles and subtitles, his article as it appeared in the International Review Christ to the World, published with the Ecclesiastical Approval of the Vicariate of Rome. (Cum Approbatione Ecclesiastica Vicariatus)

“…Blessed is the Fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us…”

Gaps in Catechetical Teaching

A delegation of bishops of the whole world is working in Rome, where it has been convoked by the Pope to prepare a better proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in particular to children, and to propose the conclusions of their work to the Holy Father. Of course, the main lines and orientations of this work have been defined and, so to speak, marked out by the Pope himself, the guardian of authentic Tradition.

It is only too true, in fact, that serious gaps have been noted in the teaching of the catechism in recent times. But less attention has been given to the fact that these gaps have their cause in the deficiencies, nay more, the deviations of certain present-day theological movements which have not ceased to go beyond, if not cancel and contradict, the teaching of Vatican Council II.

Place Given to Mary by the Council

The most striking example is the following. For the first time, a Council gave a broad exposition of the Marian doctrine of the Church. It placed Mary not beside the theology of the Church, but at the very heart of this theology. And Paul VI was able to declare that he was merely drawing the conclusion of conciliar teaching, when he solemnly presented Mary as the Mother of the Church. Almost immediately, however, certain groups of catechists and theologians dropped an immense opaque curtain over this doctrine of the Council, which led in wide sectors of the Church to a real disappearance of Mary.

Under the Pretext of a Christianity 

Stripped to Essentials

This went so far that, in many catechisms, Mary was left completely in the background. Many children, even in schools run by religious men and women, do not even know the “Hail Mary”. The Council it is claimed, took up a stand against the alleged excess and deviations of the great Marian movement last century. And in any case, these new theologians declare, Mary is not essential. According to them, there should therefore emerge a Christianity stripped to essentials, focused on Jesus alone!

Focused on Jesus alone: very well. But on condition that it is on the true Jesus, the whole Jesus, not isolated from Mary and the Church, a Jesus who is not decapitated.

Place Given to Mary by the Evangelists

They wish to proclaim Jesus, and they set Mary aside. Put it was just the opposite that the evangelists did.

St. Matthew begins his gospel with a genealogy of Jesus. Now the latter leads to Mary, and to the Virgin Mary, Whose Son is begotten by the operation of the Holy Spirit. Take Mary away from the prologue of St. Matthew, it is not only Jesus the Man Who disappears, it is Jesus the Son of God, it is Emmanuel, it is God with us Who vanishes.

Take St. Luke, the precise historian who testifies that he questioned the witnesses from the beginning. What does he begin with himself? With the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Magnificat, the birth in Bethlehem, the prediction of the sword in the Mother’s heart, Mary’s long meditation during the thirty years of Nazareth.

Take St. John. He does not repeat the first facts already known, reported by Matthew and Luke. But the climax of his own prologue is the following: “The Word was made flesh”. This presupposes the essential features of the account of Matthew and Luke. And immediately, going on to the public life, John shows us Mary at the Cana wedding, and he announces already this “hour” among all hours in which Mary will share Christ’s Passion and will be given as Mother to mankind. Moreover in the Apocalypse, it is Mary that he shows present at the great battle which will take place until the final triumph, until the Holy City, the Bride of God, descends again from Heaven.

Mary’s Cooperation in the Plan 

of Redemption

Actually, the insertion of God in creation is carried out by Mary under the motion of the Holy Spirit. In God’s plan, this insertion involved not only the physical reality of Mary’s motherhood, but free acceptance on Her part on behalf of the whole of mankind. This is essentially part of God’s Plan, requiring the cooperation of the creature in his own salvation. God willed in this way that the Mediator between Him and men should be accepted on both sides. The cooperation of Mary belongs to the structure of historical Redemption, as it belongs to the structure of the Church.

Furthermore, God’s Plan is so marked by the sign of unity that God Himself cannot be correctly conceived by us if isolated from the humanity assumed by the Word of God. In a certain sense, it is not even possible to say God alone, for God cannot be conceived in all His truth if isolated from the Word Incarnate, if isolated from Jesus.

Likewise, Jesus cannot be correctly conceived if isolated from His Mystical Body, His members, in the front ranks of which there is Mary. To tear Mary and the Church from Jesus is to destroy Jesus. It is to tear from the Head the members with which the Head forms one body. It is to decapitate Jesus.

To Forget the Mother Is to Run the Risk 

of Forgetting the Father

Have we not seen, moreover, the lamentable result of this absurd behavior! Jesus’s last words on the cross were to give officially a Mother to the Church, His own Mother, Mary. Too many scribes today are set on withdrawing the Mother from the family of God. It is not surprising that the children no longer know even the name of their Father. For it is an irreplaceable role of the mother to teach the children to say: Abba, Father. It is not surprising that the children think of nothing but fighting and that the human family is tearing itself to pieces before our eyes.

Bishops, our bishops, our Fathers in the Faith, gathered in Rome to restore the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the proclamation of the Gospel of unity, peace and tenderness, give back our Mother to us without more delay, give back Mary to us.

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Crusader Issue 5

Something We Didn’t Tell

Something We Didn’t Tell

Admitting, then, that the events of Fatima have been treated shamefully in some quarters, it can still be said with safety that there is something more to the reasons why an ungrateful world has failed to comply. To me, the answer is one vastly serious omission — the failure of Fatima enthusiasts to stress the alternative to acceptance of the great message, an alternative that is so horrible to contemplate that it is just possible the proper study of it could tip the scales in favor of public response. In all truth, some writers have touched upon it but the real terror, that would grip an American city on the appointed day of revolution, has been ignored; but, make no mistake about it, it is this phase of Red plans which comprises the dreaded alternative to acceptance of Fatima. If our Catholic people can be brought to see what is in store for us, according to Communist drawn strategy, it is this writer’s belief, that they would eagerly grasp at the chance to obey Our Lady’s request, for refusal to accept the Virgin’s plan is to invite chaos.

Former Communists, who have abandoned the party, seem to be of one mind in endeavoring to remind us that their training, while agents of Moscow, was principally directed toward correct planning for the day of revolution. It is important that we understand now that this looked-for day is not to be regarded as a myth. It is one of the most essential steps in the Communist grab for power. To enable the reader to understand this, I quote from the account of Kenneth Goff, who left the ranks of the Reds in the 1940’s:

“At that hour, two large riots are supposed to take place in every city of any size. Leaders of these mobs are to be carefully chosen and trained in advance. The disturbances are to be of such extent as to require sending large forces of police to those areas. While the authorities are trying to quell these riots, picked bands of Reds are to seize the radio stations and telephone exchanges. With the aid of their comrades who are employed inside, all communication systems are to be instantly crippled.

“Flying squads of Communists are to seize control of the water supply and shut it off; also the electrical power and gas. This means that no elevators or street cars are to be running. Homes would be without water, fuel or light. It would be impossible to communicate with friends or loved ones, even in another part of the city.

“Goon squads of professional murderers are to round up the people in business districts. Men are to be held as hostages in some of the larger buildings…

“These are exactly the methods used in Russia, Spain and other places where the Communist Party has been allowed to organize and come to fruition. They firmly expect to do the same thing in the United States.

“Bridges, subways and street car stations are to be blown up. Downtown areas are to be isolated from the rest of the city. Sharpshooters and snipers are to be detailed in taxicabs and vehicles, which are to be taken over, to wipe out the police, soldiers, uniformed persons and known vigilantes. Smoke bombs properly located in subways, buildings and large stores, are to add to the terror of the people.

Fatima Center

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Has The Crusade of Fatima Failed? Part 1

Has The Crusade of Fatima Failed?

by Edward A. Newnam

“A vastly serious omission: The failure of Fatima enthusiasts to stress the horrible alternative to acceptance of the great message.”

Despite the torrent of literature that has poured from the presses on the great miracle of the sun and the events which preceded and followed it, the Catholic world has shown an amazing indifference to the plea of the Mother of God for prayer and penance. Indeed, if a survey were conducted to measure the percentage of response it is safe to assume that the number who could testify to having even given the subject serious thought would be sad to contemplate …

The excessive curiosity of many who seemed to await with eagerness the news of the revelations contained in the missive deposited with the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima by Lucy, and which was not opened until the year 1960, seemed to prove a hindrance to the proper application of the Fatima program, for in their frantic effort to grab at the least inkling of the contents of the secret letter, many of these misguided souls took no notice of the real warning sounded by Our Lady and already revealed by the hierarchy.

Our Lady of Fatima said Russia (atheistic Communism) would raise up wars and persecutions against the Catholic Church. We see an example of this in the cruel torture and long imprisonment of the heroic confessor of the Faith, Cardinal Mindszenty.

In 1956 the Freedom Fighters of Hungary succeeded in throwing off the yoke of Communist oppression for a brief time. Above is a picture of Cardinal Mindszenty surrounded by the Freedom Fighters who released him.

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