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100 Years since Fatima today!

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  1. Teljam

    Teljam New Member

    so, it’s been 100 years since the final apparition at Fatima.

    ...and on October 13 1884 Pope Leo XIII heard the conversation between God and Satan where God gave Satan 100 years to do as he will.

    Some believe that it started from the final Fatima apparition where the miracle of the sun occurred exactly 100 years ago.

    So what happens now?

    I celebrated by doIng a “full” rosary and buying an amazing book recently released by Father Calloway called ‘Champions of the Rosary’ (I’m reading it now, but already highly recommended).

    So what do you folks think? And I’d be interested in your thoughts on what happens now...
  2. Dean

    Dean Archangels

    Now we keep praying the rosary. Keep going to confession. Keep being ridiculed and pick a new date for it to happen. Whatever it is.
  3. Mac

    Mac "To Jesus, through Mary"

    I'm glad that we were told this much...
    ''In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, which will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world''.

    Until this happens we will move closer and closer to the terrible climax that Our Lady warned.
    And its probably not far away judging by this photo.

    "After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: 'something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God."

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  4. AED

    AED Powers

    Just keep on keeping on. Going deeper and deeper into prayer as the culture sinks deeper and deeper into chaos.
    I don't dismiss something "happening" today. It could be going on right now unseen and unmarked. God often does mighty things under the radar. I just hold to Our Lady's promises. Her Immaculate a Heart will triumph.
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  5. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Today's first reading at mass is no accident
  6. Mac

    Mac "To Jesus, through Mary"

    Welcome back Padraig.
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  7. AED

    AED Powers

    I just read them! You are correct. Spot on readings for this day. No coincidence.
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  8. Steve79

    Steve79 Angels

    I would be grateful if any of you could tell which chapter was read.

    Edit: It´s from book Joel, right?
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  9. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    My thoughts exactly at morning mass today.

    First reading
    Joel 1:13-15,2:1-2 ©

    Priests, put on sackcloth and lament.
    Ministers of the altar, wail.
    Come, pass the night in sackcloth,
    you ministers of my God.
    For the house of our God has been deprived
    of oblation and libation.
    Order a fast,
    proclaim a solemn assembly;
    elders, call together
    all the inhabitants of the country
    to the house of the Lord your God.
    Cry out to the Lord,
    ‘Oh, what a day!
    For the day of the Lord is near,
    it comes as a devastation from Shaddai.’
    Sound the trumpet in Zion,
    give the alarm on my holy mountain!
    Let all the inhabitants of the country tremble,
    for the day of the Lord is coming,
    yes, it is near.
    Day of darkness and gloom,
    day of cloud and blackness.
    Like the dawn there spreads across the mountains
    a vast and mighty host,
    such as has never been before,
    such as will never be again
    to the remotest ages.

    The responsorial psalm is also relevant:

    Responsorial Psalm
    Psalm 9A(9):2-3,6,16,8-9 ©

    The Lord will judge the world with justice.

    I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will recount all your wonders.
    I will rejoice in you and be glad,
    and sing psalms to your name, O Most High.

    The Lord will judge the world with justice.

    You have checked the nations, destroyed the wicked;
    you have wiped out their name for ever and ever.
    The nations have fallen in the pit which they made,
    their feet caught in the snare they laid.

    The Lord will judge the world with justice.

    But the Lord sits enthroned for ever.
    He has set up his throne for judgement;
    he will judge the world with justice,
    he will judge the peoples with his truth.

    The Lord will judge the world with justice.
  10. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Pope Benedict looks very weak :(
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  11. Fatima

    Fatima Powers

    Human nature tells me to 'bring it on', because the world is a mess. I have to fight this temptation to call upon God's justice to a sick/sinful world, because so many people in my life (family, relatives, friends, neighbors parishioners etc.. ) are not walking in the light of God and the world is full of the clueless. Once the angles sword does strike earth, the world we know ends.....deep pain begins for the innocent as well as the guilty. Although I am getting very tired of a world, which has willingly bought into the lies and sins of the devil, I am grateful for whatever time God allows us to prepare. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I am still away back tomorrow.

    I think Joel when he talks of the day of the Lord is talking about a precise event in the futures. Notice he mentions the greatest military gathering the world has ever seen and Massive Church Apostacy
  13. padraig

    padraig New Member

    ...for instance. I watched an interesting Protestant film on prophesy last night called 'Convergence'
  14. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    In the End, My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph
    by Beckita

    [Many beautiful articles have been written for this centenary year of celebrating the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. Motivational, inspirational and edifying contributions are everywhere. It was Msgr. Charles Pope's piece, based on last Sunday's parable of the vineyard owner, which captured my attention, for it pierces the heart of so many matters at this juncture of the Storm. You can find the complete article here. In honor of this 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, let's consider some excerpts. (Highlights with color are my own.) Beckita]

    (The parable of the vineyard owner) is not merely a story told to illustrate a moral point. It had an actual historical fulfillment and remains a “real-world scenario” even today. The vineyard set forth with love and great care was Israel. God was the landowner, who gave them the land, protected them with His law, and sustained them with His love and providence. The servants who called for the fruits represented the prophets. Jesus Himself is the son whom they kill. Even in spite of this crime, God allowed Israel 40 biblical years to repent and come to believe in Him, sending forth apostles, evangelists, and teachers to convince them. Still, there was a collective and obstinate refusal to believe in Jesus, the Messiah sent to save. So, in A.D. 70, God permitted the unrepentant people to wage a foolish war against the Romans. The result was that the Romans conquered Jerusalem, utterly destroying it and the Temple. According to Josephus, 1.2 million Jewish people lost their lives in that terrible war.

    The parable was a true warning of the destruction that was sure to come unless repentance and faith replaced the obstinate refusal to obey and believe. It is tragic that things were so bad that God had to act drastically in order to reset the moral and spiritual order, to save even a few.

    I would argue, based on prophecy, that we are nearing such a time now and that we must urgently pray for both mercy and repentance. The warnings and prophecies of Our Lady in the past one hundred years have become more urgent and even dire.

    We all know what the Virgin Mary said at Fatima in 1917... Our Lady said that only prayer (specifically, the Rosary) and obedience to her Son could stave off the impending doom...

    In spite of this history, we have collectively refused to repent, just like the tenant farmers in the Lord’s parable. Despite the sea of blood due to our sin and our refusal to pray, not only have we failed to repent, but we seem to have gotten worse. Today we have abortion on demand, no-fault divorce, fornication, pornography, human trafficking, single motherhood, the celebration and outright “pride” in homosexual acts, transgenderism, unbridled greed, euthanasia, and much more.

    In 1981, Our Lady of Fatima warned through Sr. Lucia that the final battle will be against marriage and the family and that anyone who tries to defend them will experience persecution and tribulation. And here we are. Even at the highest levels of the Church, certain priests and bishops mislead God’s people. Meanwhile, clergy and faithful who seek to uphold marriage are dismissed as pharisaical, rigid and unpastoral. This was also confirmed by Our Lady of Akita in Japan:

    The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres … churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord (Message of Oct. 13, 1973).

    Yet in our obstinately disobedient culture, no matter how high the body count, how virulent the diseases, how broken our families, how deep the sexual confusion and addiction, how onerous our debts due to greed and entitlement, we seem to have no intention of making any change. Like the tenants in the parable, many ridicule every prophet sent to us, calling them hateful, intolerant, bigoted, homophobic and misogynistic. They seek to marginalize them, to punish them legally, and to ruin them financially. Soon enough, many will be willing to jail and kill God’s prophets, who are only saying what God and the Church have always said. What we have today is a collective, obstinate refusal to obey God and produce the fruits of righteousness.

    The sins of our time are not merely ones of weakness. Those who fall through weakness admit that they have done wrong and seek mercy. The greatest sin today is the obdurate refusal to repent. With a figurative clenched fist, many today say, “I will not be told what to do. I will decide what I want to do and I will determine whether it is right or wrong.”

    In this sort of climate, what is God to do? In many cases, it does not seem that reasoning with people can or will bear fruit. The hardness of heart and the self-righteous attitudes of increasing numbers, who arrogantly reject even the most obvious moral guidance, brings the dire conclusion that the only viable solution is a punishment so severe that all arrogant self-reliance will be impossible.

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  15. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    Warnings of this sort of dire punishment were given by Our Lady of Akita in Japan:

    … If men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. …

    The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them (Message of Oct. 13, 1973).

    I would caution every single soul reading this column not to hope for this chastisement. It will be awful—so awful that we will be jealous of the dead. No, our stance should be to beg the Lord for mercy, for more time. For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Our Lady would surely rather that we pray and repent in order to stave off the coming calamity. Pray the Rosary daily for the conversion of sinners. Beg the Lord for poor sinners to repent.

    Come what may, though, we must remember that justice is with God, not us...

    There comes a time when a good doctor must consider severe options such as amputation or high-risk surgery in order to save a patient. It’s better to go through life maimed than to die. So also it is with God. There is nothing worse than going to Hell. No earthly destruction or loss could ever compare to horror of eternal damnation.

    For now, pray that lesser remedies and more time will be our lot! But know this: as the historical fulfillment of the Parable of the Tenants teaches, God will not hesitate to do what is finally necessary to save as many souls as possible.

    Listen to Our Lady’s warnings. Heed her solution. Pray the Rosary daily for the conversion of souls. The times are urgent and many well-attested prophecies suggest that time is short—very short. The year 2017, the 100th anniversary of Fatima, may be a year that brings blessings or curses. Through Mary, the Lord sets before us life and death, blessings and curses.

    Now choose life, so that you and your children may live! (see Deuteronomy 30:19)

    Our Lady of Akita

    Several years ago, one of our own TNRS regulars was inspired to commission four more carvings of Our Lady of Akita to ensure her presence on each continent and make her message known. In this small way, our humble forum can be seen to have followed the command of Christ: "Go out to the whole world."

    Beckita | October 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm | Categories: Conversion, Culture, Family, Guest Columns, Mary Immaculate, Prayer, Prophecy, The Storm | URL: http://wp.me/p4dCVy-2ac
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  16. Booklady

    Booklady Archangels

    Continue walking the straight and narrow path, humbly, and joyfully keeping the Faith. Thanking and praising God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for everything. Helping our neighbors with acts of mercy. Praying the rosary daily, as our Mother requested. Participate in the Sacraments, particularly the Sacrament of Penance, Reconciliation and Confession. Praying for more time so that more souls may be saved.
  17. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    Well, the Rosary prayers and Mass were wonderful this morning. The children from the school were present and Father asked them questions instead of his normal homily. Questions about Fatima and the things Our Lady asked of us. Some of the replies were exactly what one would expect from young children.. What are some things we can do as acts of penance? Not hit my sister? Yes, well, that is something we should do everyday. etc.

    I was blessed with a young mother and her very new to the world infant sitting in front of me this morning. I am a complete sucker for babies so I was horribly distracted in my admiration of this bundle of blessings and had to ask Our Lord to forgive me.
  18. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    We have a Mass at 7pm tonight to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the sun at Fatima :)
    Speaking of blessings, our new grandbaby is 1.5 months old now and a beautiful little blessing! :love:
    I'm sure God understands Don_D ;)
  19. Jarg

    Jarg Archangels

    Here are some of the witness accounts, found in wikipedia. It's amazing how scientists would acknowledge that people saw what they saw, and so many people, but still dismiss the miracle by saying that "it only happen in people's minds" - how can someone acknowledge 50K people saw a similar experience at exactly the same time, and dismissed it aducing it happened 'only in their minds'? As if God could not work out miracles with our minds! How He works out the miracle is not the point, right? In the end whoever does not want to believe won't believe, no matter how many signs or miracles God may provide - and the Resurrection is more than enough anyway!
    • "The sun, at one moment surrounded with scarlet flame, at another aureoled in yellow and deep purple, seemed to be in an exceedingly swift and whirling movement, at times appearing to be loosened from the sky and to be approaching the earth, strongly radiating heat."―Dr. Domingos Pinto Coelho, writing for the Catholic newspaper Ordem.[28]
    • "... The silver sun, enveloped in the same gauzy grey light, was seen to whirl and turn in the circle of broken clouds ... The light turned a beautiful blue, as if it had come through the stained-glass windows of a cathedral, and spread itself over the people who knelt with outstretched hands ... people wept and prayed with uncovered heads, in the presence of a miracle they had awaited. The seconds seemed like hours, so vivid were they."―Reporter for the Lisbon newspaper O Dia.[27]
    • "The sun's disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible." —De Marchi attributes this description to Dr. Almeida Garrett, Professor of Natural Sciences at Coimbra University.[29] Theologian Father Stanley L. Jaki wrote that it was actually given by Dr. José Almeida Garrett, a young lawyer, and is often mistakenly attributed to his father, a professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra,[17] named Dr. Gonçalo de Almeida Garrett.[30]
    • "As if like a bolt from the blue, the clouds were wrenched apart, and the sun at its zenith appeared in all its splendor. It began to revolve vertiginously on its axis, like the most magnificent firewheel that could be imagined, taking on all the colors of the rainbow and sending forth multicolored flashes of light, producing the most astounding effect. This sublime and incomparable spectacle, which was repeated three distinct times, lasted for about ten minutes. The immense multitude, overcome by the evidence of such a tremendous prodigy, threw themselves on their knees."―Dr. Manuel Formigão, a professor at the seminary at Santarém, and a priest.[29]
    • "I feel incapable of describing what I saw. I looked fixedly at the sun, which seemed pale and did not hurt my eyes. Looking like a ball of snow, revolving on itself, it suddenly seemed to come down in a zig-zag, menacing the earth. Terrified, I ran and hid myself among the people, who were weeping and expecting the end of the world at any moment." —Rev. Joaquim Lourenço, describing his boyhood experience in Alburitel, eighteen kilometers from Fátima.[31]
    • "On that day of October 13, 1917, without remembering the predictions of the children, I was enchanted by a remarkable spectacle in the sky of a kind I had never seen before. I saw it from this veranda ..." —Portuguese poet Afonso Lopes Vieira.[32]
  20. sparrow

    sparrow Archangels

    I expect it will happen after the Warning as well...

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