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Three secrets

The Catholic church has sinned against the secrets of Fatima and the consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. It has been 100 years since Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima, gave the church these secrets.

The first secret was the vision of Hell. And little Jacinta (after seeing Hell) would repeat what Our Lady told her to say at only 7 years old, “Oh my Jesus. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to heaven especially those most in need of thy mercy.”

The second secret was World War I would end, and a new and greater World War (World War ll) would begin when you see a night illuminated by an unknown light. Our Lady even stated the war would begin in the reign of Pius XI.

Pius the Xi became Pope in 1922, five years after 1917 when Our Lady told Lucia these statements. Our Lady knew who was going to become the Pope, when World War ll would begin and even gave what his name would be. And our church became silent to such a miraculous statement, that Lucia stated. Shame. Shame.

The last secret was so difficult for Lucia to write it took her a long time for her to write it. It dealt with serious consequences the church would have at the highest level, and it was to be revealed in 1960. It was given to Pope John XX111, and this secret was never made known. Shame, shame, shame.

When will the church proclaim Lucia blessed? The church has ignored her, silenced her and misrepresented her. And this injustice has to be corrected. The other two seers (Jacinta and Francisco) are already saints.

In June 1917, at the second apparition, Lucia asked Our Lady to heal an old person in Fatima. Our Lady said he will be healed if he is converted. Then Lucia asked the all important question, Will you take us to heaven?

Our Lady said, “I will take Jacinta and Francisco soon. (and within two years they are in heaven), but you are to stay hear a longer time. The Lord wants to use you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world the devotion to my immaculate heart, and I promise salvation to those who embrace it and their souls will be loved by God as flowers placed by Me to adorn his throne.”

Because the church silenced Lucia, she never really established in the world the devotion to the immaculate heart of Mary, so I ask that we should do what she was not able to do in the Memorare by adding ...

Remember, most gracious virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession — and is now devoted to your immaculate heart — was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence ...

Carlo Olivero

Dalzell

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