Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
In Her July 1917 visitation at Fatima in Portugal, Our Blessed Mother told Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta that, among others, She "shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to [Her] Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays." It was on June 13, 1929, that the Most Blessed Virgin Mary returned again, this time at Tuy, a town on the the northernmost border of Portugal and Spain, where Sr. Lucia was living as a Dorothean Nun. What was striking in this Her appearance to Sr. Lucia was that Our Immaculate Mother returned with the Most Holy Trinity. In this famous Trinitarian vision, the Woman of the Apocalypse told Sr. Lucia: "The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the bishops of the world, to make the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. There are so many souls whom the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me, that I have come to ask reparation..." (from Sr. Lucia's Fifth Memoir, Appendix II, pp. 234-5). The war waged by the devil against Our Immaculate Mother (cf., Apoc. 12.17) was now revealed as to its specific form.
In Marian Theology, the Saints declare with one voice the teaching that "He who neglects the service of the Blessed Virgin will die in his sins," says St. Bonaventure. Again, "he who does not invoke thee, O Lady, will never get to heaven." And, on the 99th Psalm, the same Seraphic Doctor even says, "that not only those from whom Mary turns Her face will not be saved, but that there will be no hope of their salvation." Before him, St. Ignatius the martyr said, "that it was impossible for any sinner to be saved without the help and favor of the Most Blessed Virgin; because those who are not saved by the justice of God are with infinite mercy saved by the intercession of Mary." "For this reason," St. Alphonsus Liguori points out, "the devil does his utmost with sinners in order that, after they have lost the grace of God, they may also lose devotion to Mary." Therefore, the height of the devil's war is to seal off the last lifeline, as it were, from sinners who have lost the grace of God not only by inspiring them to lose devotion to the Immaculate but even more so to hate and dishonor the Most Blessed Mother of God!
Now, why in 1929? It was to forestall the "Secret Red Plan to Take Over the Catholic Church" (published in China in 1959) starting in the 1930s. In fact, the incontrovertible voluminous testimony of Ms. Bella Dodd, the former Secretary-General of the Communist Party of the United States who converted to Catholicism, revealed before the U.S. House of "UnAmerican Activities" Committee in the 1950s: "In the 1930s we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within*" (Christian Order, November 2000). Note that she was speaking "a dozen years before Vatican II [1962-1965]...: 'Right now they are in the highest places in the Church" (ibid.) - "where," Christian Order underlines, "they were working to bring about change in order to weaken** the Church's effectiveness against Communism." "The whole idea," according to Ms. Bella Dodd, this time in her series of lectures delivered at the Jesuit-run Fordham University in the U.S. in the 1950s, "was to destroy, not the institution of the Church, but rather the faith*** of the people [in the Church], and even to use the institution of the Church, if possible, to destroy the Faith through the promotion of a pseudo-religion: something that resembled Catholicism but was not the real thing" (ibid.) - that is, a counterfeit 'Catholicism' spreading from the Vatican itself: the New 'Catholic Order' of Vatican II, the "Conciliar Church" or the Neo-Catholic Church, where the Sovereign Roman Pontiff was to be reduced to a tiara-less-rubber-stamp-ceremonial-head (cf., "The Great Tribulation").
* "The Church attacking itself," Pope Paul VI (cf., "Our Lady and the Diabolical Campaign")
** The Communists, like the Freemasons, were in no way under the delusion that they would be able to overturn the Church from her foundation. They knew very well that permission was granted them to assault her only, even from within, but never to prevail against it (Mt. 16.18) as to extirpate and annihilate Her (cf., "A Perilous 'Catholic' Voyage"). They admit therefore that the Catholic Church is the Church founded by Christ.
*** Through scandals, esp. the sex-scandals. These modern "Judaizers", certain men, secretly entered in... ungodly men, turning the grace of God into riotousness... (Jude 4), who carried orders from the Synagogue of Satan (Apoc. 2.9; 3.9) "to work in a still more efficient way for the disintegration of the [Catholic] Church, by creating scandals**** within her" (the Jewish B'nai B'rith, directors of the international Freemasonry, in The London Catholic Gazette, February 1936). They were referred to by the late Fr. Malachi Martin, S.J. - renowned exorcist, Vatican 'insider' and author - as that "element... called the superforce of the anti-Church... lodged in the Vatican" (cf., our comment on our post "Upheaval").
**** In particular, the crime of Sodomy for these Jewish elements, according to the teachings of the Talmud of the Synagogue (Jacob Shachter & H. Freedman, BA, PhD, tansl., Sandhedrin, London: Soncino Press, 1935), are permitted to sodomize especially young boys.
The Book of the Apocalypse (Ch. XII) says that there was seen another sign in heaven after the appearance of the Great Sign. In heaven, that is, in this Scriptural language, in the Church: behold a great red dragon (v.3). The Immaculate Woman warned in Her July 1917 visitation that if Her requests for the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart "and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays" would not be heeded, "[Russia] will spread her errors throughout the world." That is, Russia would use the institutions of the Church - the Chair of Peter (cf., Apoc. 2.13 in "A Perilous 'Catholic' Voyage"), her seminaries and monasteries, her schools, and her pulpits - instrumental in the universal spread of Christ's saving doctrines and moral precepts, to proclaim with a deceitful air of infallibility (in the name of 'obedience') a system of new way of looking at God (cf., "The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II 'Catholicism'") and His Church especially in relation to that world of pronounced enmity with Christ Crucified, calculated to most easily snatch a net-load of souls without them realizing it (cf., "A Perilous 'Catholic' Voyage").
And the same Book of the Apocalypse tells us how the great red dragon would work in the Church to instrumentalize her institutions in spreading its poison throughout the world. And his [the great red dragon's] tail drew the third part part of the stars of heaven (v. 4). "In Scriptural language," explains the Rev. Herman Kramer, "the clergy are the stars: And they that instruct [cf., 2 Par. 17.8-10] many unto justice (shall shine) as stars for all eternity (Dan. 12.3)" (The Book of Destiny, p. 281), while the tail "is a symbol of lying and hypocrisy" (ibid., p. 280). St. John therefore alludes here to the passage of the Prophet Isaias: the prophet [that is, the cleric, cf. 1 K 9.11-16; 2 Cor. 11.13 below] that teacheth lies, he is the tail. And they that call this people blessed, shall cause them to err: and they that are called blessed, shall be thrown down headlong (9.15,16). St. Paul has since admonished the ancients of the Church (Ac. 20.17; cf., 1 Pet. 5.1): Take heed to yourselves [that is, guard the ranks of the hierarchy, listen carefully to each other's doctrine if it were sound], and to the whole flock [take careful note of the doctrines they imbibe and they breathe out], wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which He hath purchased with His Blood... ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. And of your own selves shall arise men speaking perverse things, to draw*** away disciples after them (vv. 28-30). However, such false prophets are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the Apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11.13-14) in so much as to deceive (if possible) even the elect (Mt. 24.24).
*** To draw away, St. John uses the same, drew, which in Scriptural Greek means "to drag by force" (The Rev. Kramer, op cit., p. 280). That is, a number of the clergy and, generally, the flock entrusted to them, would be forced to apostatize.
The "errors of Russia" in the form of counterfeit 'Catholicism', cf., our post "Upheaval"
A blessed Feast to all!
See: "Sacerdotes daemoniorum" ("Priests for the Devil"). Related posts: "The Papal 'Consecration' to the Immaculate Heart of Mary"; "Anti-Christian Conspiracy: A theory - the Synagogue; A fact - the Catholic Church"