Father Nicholas Gruner
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul
Dear Friend of Our Lady,
I have just returned from Rome where I had the privilege of offering Mass for you and all of Our Lady's supporters in the great basilica of St. Peter's and at the most famous shrine of Our Lady in Avelino, Monte Vergine.
In my prayers there, I asked Almighty God to bless you in 1994 and to bestow His Grace on all those who have prayed and sacrificed so much to bring His Mother's Message to the world.
Yet as I knelt before the altar, I could not help but think of the terrible perils facing us in this New Year. New and old dangers that threaten our freedom, our faith, our very lives and souls!
As you may know, I was in Rome specifically to defend Our Lady's Apostolate against a vile campaign of disinformation and lies carefully calculated to prevent us from bringing the whole truth about Fatima to you and millions of souls around the world.
Frankly, it is still too early to know if my meetings with bishops and other high Church officials will help to bring an end to this outrageous conspiracy whose aim is to silence the Mother of God and Her Fatima messengers forever.
However I must tell you that this despicable smear campaign has already gravely hurt us. Many of our most trusted friends have been specially targeted by this new campaign in an effort to destroy their faith and reduce their support for the Apostolate.
In fact, it has only been by the very Grace of God and the special help of a few loyal friends that we have been able to print and send this issue of Our Lady's magazine to you.
Upon my return from Rome, I found more than $100,000 in unpaid printing and television bills waiting on my desk. I also discovered that our bank account is critically low.
Today — right now — I am forced to face the prospect of having to radically reduce the number of magazines we send as well as severely cutting back on the number of TV and radio stations for Our Lady's programs.
I am sure I don't need to tell you that this is exactly what satan and Our Lady's enemies are working and hoping for!
Thanks to you and other dear friends, 1993 was our most successful year ever. Between putting the Fatima Message on TV daily and building the largest Fatima Center dedicated to the full Fatima Message in North America, we achieved tremendous, even historic things for God's Mother.
But with each new success, with every new accomplishment, satan and the enemies of Our Lady have become all that much more determined to stop us — no matter what it takes or costs!
And believe me, it's no coincidence that this vile campaign to destroy the Apostolate has come at this crucial time ...
As this New Year begins, it has become clear to millions that mere human solutions are not going to bring peace or salvation to a world fast sinking into violence, chaos and sin.
Thanks to the inroads we have made, more people around the world are beginning to see that the only way to end the violence, the killing and the deaths is through the fulfillment of Our Lady of Fatima's request for the consecration of Russia.
This is the very essence of the Fatima Message, Our Lady's call for prayer, sacrifice, reparation and consecration. It is also the reason why satan is using every weapon he has to prevent us from bringing this Message to you and others!
HELP US DEFEAT SATAN & OUR LADY'S ENEMIES!
Today, I urge you with all my heart to pray for God's help as we fight for our survival against those who would silence Our Lady and her Fatima messengers. Your prayers are Heaven's most powerful weapons in this life-or-death battle.
And just as importantly, we desperately need your financial help today as well! I beg you to give whatever you can afford to help us defeat satan and this newest effort to destroy Our Lady's Apostolate. At this critical moment, any amount is important!
The plain fact is that many souls will suffer if we cannot continue if we do not have your help today. Your offerings are the ONLY means we have to keep reaching them and to pay our bills for bringing Our Lady's words to you and others.
I am praying for you each and every day in this New Year. And I am also depending on your prayers and sacrifices. PLEASE let me hear back from you soon. God bless you for your help!
Yours in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Father Nicholas Gruner
P.S. Only a tiny fraction of Our Lady's friends actually help pay for this magazine. That's why your gift of any amount is so important as we struggle to bring Her words to the world. Right now, your prayers and offerings are truly critical! Please give whatever you can honestly afford.