Restoration of The Church
Will Only Come Through the Triumph of
the Immaculate Heart
By Father Paul Kramer, M.Div.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said in the gospel, “Fear not, I have conquered the world”. This is a reason for great confidence.
We look at the prophecies of the saints down through the centuries. They point to the present crisis in the Church, to the crises in society, and throughout the world, but they also speak of the great restoration that will take place. Whereas in previous centuries, the saints prophesied, and Our Blessed Lady appeared to privileged souls and pointed to a time in the future.
Our Lady of Fatima, on the other hand, told us that we are now living in that time, a time of disorder that will culminate with the greatest chastisement to ever take place in the history of the world. But then there will be a great restoration of the Church and of the glorious traditions of the Church. Our Lady of Fatima said, “In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.” We have the infallible assurance of Jesus Christ that He indeed has conquered the world. And so there is no doubt whatever that the full restoration of the old faith and religion, integral and entire, will take place, and the Church will flourish more gloriously than ever before in the past.
What is the best way to bring this about? Our Lady of Fatima provided us with the answer to that question. She said that if Her requests are carried out there will be peace in the world. There will be the conversion of Russia, Her Immaculate Heart will triumph.
The triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is inconceivable if not understood in the context of the full restoration of Catholic tradition. And, therefore, the answer is very clear. What is the best way to bring about the realization of this restoration? It is to bring about the fulfillment of Our Lady of Fatima’s requests.
So many times I have heard traditional priests make the remark that Father Gruner should do more for the restoration of tradition because this is so central to our faith, whereas Fatima is a devotion — it is something peripheral. But it is they who have not understood that no matter how hard we work with all the greatest efforts we can make; we can consume our lives working to restore tradition, but if we do not bring about the fulfillment of the requests of Our Lady of Fatima, our labors will be in vain. “Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain who build it.” (Psalm 126)
We do not want tradition to merely survive as an underground Church, as an ecclesiastical alternative lifestyle. We do not want the Roman Protestant Conciliar Ecumenical Church to remain forever the mainstream, while we true Catholics, integral traditional Catholics, remain only as the underground, the “dissidents”. That is not a restoration. That is not a triumph. If we do not take the means that Heaven has given us to bring about the restoration, that is all we will ever be able to accomplish. With all the efforts we may make, we can accomplish nothing if we do not do things according to the means that God has given us.
We read in scripture, God says to us, “My ways are not your ways.”What is it that will bring about the full restoration of our traditions? Our Lady of Fatima said, on the 13th of July, 1917, She will come back and She will ask for the consecration of Russia. Our Lady of Fatima did fulfill Her promise and She came back on the 13th of June, 1929, appeared to Sister Lucy at the convent in Tuy where She was staying. Our Lady said, “The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart...” Our Lady said She would save Russia by this means, She would convert Russia by this means. She also asked for the communions of reparation, the devotion of reparation, the Five First Saturdays. These are the things that are going to bring about the fulfillment of Her requests.
The consecration of Russia has not been done. Therefore the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has not taken place, and since that triumph has not taken place the restoration of our traditions has not taken place. Obviously there has not been enough reparation done in order to merit the grace because “God is in Heaven; whatever He wills, He does” (Psalm 113). When God decrees to confer the efficacious grace to bring about the Consecration of Russia, His will cannot be resisted. When that blessed moment comes, the Pope will order the bishops of the world together with him to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said to Sister Lucy that He wants His Church to acknowledge as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that work, the miracle of the conversion of Russia taking place, through that act of consecration, that public and solemn act of the Church, of the hierarchy of the Church in such a visible and public manner. It is the will of Christ that the world will see and acknowledge that the tremendous miraculous grace from Heaven took place through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and that this is the beginning of the accomplishment of the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart. And so it will not happen until that public and solemn act is performed. Unfortunately, what has taken place up to now has been repeated acts of consecration and entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. That is not what She requested.
Even Sister Lucy pointed out in the past that the consecration of the world is not what Our Lady asked for. The promise will not be fulfilled until the Pope and the bishops do their part.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said that peace will not be given to the world unless the Consecration of Russia is done. For this to be brought about there are definite spiritual means that have been placed into our hands to bring about the fulfillment of this most important request of Our Lady. Fulfilling that request in turn will bring about the fulfillment of Her promises, the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart and the full restoration of our Catholic tradition.
All this will be accomplished by obedience to Our Lady’s requests. Our Lady gives easy to fulfill, easy to do, easy to understand, step by step measures. She requested that we pray the Rosary every day. She invites us to wear the Brown Scapular. She points out that we must avoid sin, stop offending Our Lord — then She introduces a most efficacious devotion — the Five First Saturdays. It is, in a special way the widespread adoption of these requests — that will help obtain the grace of the Pope and the bishops to do the Consecration of Russia. Now the question might come about; why five Saturdays? Why not seven or why not nine like the Nine First Fridays? Of course, the answer is given in the revelation made by Jesus Christ. Sister Lucy wrote to her spiritual director who had asked her these very questions.
“When I was in the chapel with Our Lord part of the night of May 29th and 30th of 1930 and I spoke to Our Lord about the questions 4 and 5, I suddenly felt myself more intimately possessed by the Divine presence and if I am not mistaken this is what was revealed to me;
- 1. The blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
- 2. Against Her Virginity.
- 3. Against the Divine Maternity, refusing at the same time to accept Her as the Mother of all mankind.
- 4. Those who try publicly to implant in the children’s hearts, indifference, contempt and even hate against this Immaculate Mother.
- 5. Those who insult Her directly in Her sacred images.
‘My daughter the reason is simple: There are five ways in which people offend, and blaspheme against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Here, my daughter, is the reason why the Immaculate Heart of Mary made Me ask for this little act of reparation and due to it move My mercy to forgive those souls who had the misfortune of offending Her.’”
This is the reason why there is the devotion of the Five First Saturdays. When enough reparation has been accomplished then the grace of the consecration of Russia will be given. Heaven will then intervene and bring about the conversion of Russia, the restoration of peace in the world. Peace which is the “tranquility of order” to use the definition of St. Augustine.
There can only be order when the social order has been returned to its normal condition. But that is not possible in the presently overturned condition of the social order in which society refuses to be subject to God’s law. However, when the law of God is enshrined in the public laws of the nations, when the nations of the world profess the Catholic faith and profess their belief in their Divine Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ, then there will be peace, because there will be the tranquility of order.
I hear it said often by people who are not very perceptive, that we have peace in the world now. (Ed. Note: There is no peace in the world with 67 countries in some state of war today. See the section "Is There Peace in the World?" within the article "A Missed Opportunity" in this issue of The Fatima Crusader.) They say the conversion of Russia is in its initial stages already. There’s no longer any Soviet Union. They still labor under the illusion that there is some partnership between the United States and Russia. Their minds are still back at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the fall of the Soviet Union. They have not really been very perceptive about what has taken place in Russia and the world since then.
Last summer, in the summit between Russia and China, the announcement was made that Russia and China have a convergence of interest against the United States. When we read the prophecies of the saints — St. John Bosco, Blessed Anna Marie Taigi, Sister Eleana Aiello — who received messages from Our Blessed Lady Herself, we read of the Great Chastisement of the world. The message of Our Lady of Good Success back in 1634 speaks of a “Tremendously destructive war in which the blood of priests and religious will flow.” The prophecies of the saints reveal that Russia, together with China and the Arab nations, are going to invade the Western nations. They’re going to bring about chaos throughout the entire world.
People often forget the lesson of the Korean war. The invisible Chinese Army infiltrated, one by one. They went through forests and crossed rivers while the allied forces looked for troop movements, for great numbers of military personnel. The troop movements had already taken place little by little by means of the above described infiltration. When we think of the so-called People’s Liberation Army, we’re thinking of people wearing green uniforms, with a red star on their hat, marching with rifles, failing to understand they have already infiltrated those countries that they consider to be their main, principal enemy. They are already here and only await the order to attack.
Our Lady said to Sister Eleana Aiello that Russia will attack the United States with secret armies. This clearly appears to refer to the Russian special operations forces, the Spetsnaz. Large numbers of young athletic Russians have already entered North America. Many of them are members of the Spetsnaz. These are people specializing in making chaos and causing destruction. They are here in this country and they await the signal that will come on the appointed day of revolution.
That is why the United States will not be in much of a position to help defend Europe when the Russians, the Chinese and the Arabs devastate Europe as the saints have prophesied.
This will take place as Our Lord Jesus Christ said to Sister Lucy, “Make it known to My ministers, that in delaying the execution of My request, they follow the example of the King of France. And like him they will fall into misfortune.” In 1689 Our Lord requested that the King consecrate France to the Sacred Heart. That consecration was not done and exactly one hundred years later, King Louis XVI had his head cut off.
I mentioned in the past the Third Secret of Fatima — the part of the Third Secret that was revealed. We see military personnel, a group of soldiers killing the Pope, bishops and priests, and prominent lay people. This will all take place and it will take place very soon. And that is because the requests made by Our Lady of Fatima have not been fulfilled. God will not reward a sinful world with blessings and peace. There will either be reparation and conversion which will merit the grace of God’s blessing or else there will be expiation and chastisement.
That is why Our Lady said already in Her apparition in 1634 in Quito, Ecuador that “There will be a tremendously destructive war, in which the blood of the priests and religious will flow.” This is what Our Lord meant when He said about the consecration of Russia that “Yes, the Pope will do it but it will be late”. It will not be too late to bring about the end of the chastisement. God’s will, His promise, will be accomplished, but it will be too late for the Pope and prelates depicted in the vision of the Third Secret. Their violent deaths are foretold in that part of the Third Secret of Fatima that has been revealed.
Our Lady of Fatima said, “In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.”And then, as has been revealed in many prophecies of the saints, there will be a full restoration of the Church and of her traditions. The Church then will experience a greater glory even than it has ever known in the past.
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