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May - July 1983

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 11-12
 

Special Holy Year
Synod Edition



Our Lady of Fatima Today

World Peace Depends on the Catholic Bishops and You
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
This article discusses how the graces of world peace and the conversion of Russia to the Catholic Faith will only be given after the Catholic bishops and the Pope consecrate Russia, together, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. God Himself asked for this Consecration and we can help receive this supreme grace by complying with the Message of Fatima.

The Story of Fatima (Part VI)
This article is a continuation of the true story of the events of Fatima. This sixth installment describes the events that occurred after the July 13, 1917 apparition of Our Lady at Fatima.

Brother Gino, Apostle of Our Lady of Fatima (Part II)
This article is the continuation of the biography of Brother (now Father) Gino Burresi, who has a Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima near Rome, Italy. This second segment provides a description of the Oblate spirituality of Brother Gino that has attracted so many young people to San Vittorino to live the life of consecrated religious.

Brother Gino Speaks on the Message of Fatima (Part II)
This article, the second in a series which contains various teachings from Brother (now Father) Gino Burresi on the Message of Fatima, gives us some practical ideas on how to live the Message of Fatima today. In this segment, Brother Gino specifically talks about the importance of not following the fashions of the world, the necessity of the spirit of poverty, and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

Holy Year Project Announcement
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
In this letter from Father Gruner, he announces the Holy Year Project of spreading devotion to Our Lord in His Passion and Death through St. Alphonsus de Liguori’s book, The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ. This beautiful book is available from The Fatima Crusader.

Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love (Part VII)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
This is the seventh installment from Father Stefano Manelli’s book on Christ in the Holy Eucharist, and gives examples of Eucharistic love from the lives of the Saints.

St. Maximilian Kolbe (Part II)
by Father Stefano Manelli, S.T.D.
This segment, Part II of a brief biography of St. Maximilian, covers the saint’s zealous youth. Saint Maximilian Kolbe, whom Pope John Paul II has declared “the patron of our difficult century”, sets an example for us of how to truly love Our Lady.

Opposition to Fatima (Part IV)
This article is the fourth part of a series tracing the history of the opposition to the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. This installment describes the opposition to Fatima through the March 6, 1922 destruction of the chapel at Fatima, and how the faithful people responded to this act of terrorism.

Documents Showing That:
Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart is Necessary for World Peace
by John Joseph Cardinal Carberry
The document published here provides a summary of the history from 1917 to 1981 of the requirement by God for the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by all the Catholic Bishops as the indispensable condition for world peace. It was prepared by Cardinal Carberry, retired Archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri, and was given by him to each American Bishop attending the Bishops’ Conference meeting in November 1981. After this presentation, the American Bishops unanimously agreed to petition Pope John Paul II to make the Collegial Act of Consecration. This document brings out many interesting facts.

What You Must Do
What must we ourselves do to obtain the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary? This article answers this question, explaining how we must live the Message of Fatima, inform others of the true message, and petition the Pope to command all the bishops of the world to solemnly and publicly make, in union with the Pope, the Collegial Act of Consecration of specifically Russia. This article also contains a suggested form of petition you can use and send to the Pope (or just sign it and we’ll send it on for you).

Mary’s Intercession is Necessary for Our Salvation (Part II)
by St. Alphonsus de Liguori
This article is a continuation of St. Alphonsus de Liguori’s enlightening and heart-warming commentary regarding the necessity of Mary’s intercession for our salvation. This second part explains how Mary cooperates in our salvation.

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