To me, the facts point to the obvious: Russia still has not been properly consecrated as our Lady requested. A question on the subject was submitted to the com box under the post, “It Will Take a Lot More Than a Papal Visit”, and I proposed to give some factual information as to why I know it has not yet been done.
The question was: “So I’ve always wondered about the consecration. Didn’t Sr Lucia say it had been done properly?”
There is so much written already; I don’t see how this humble blog will be able to add anything new to what has already been made known. I have more information but not the time to do the subject justice, but for what it’s worth, here is my brief contribution:
“To prevent this, [errors of Godless atheism which would begin to emanate from Russia and to be diffused throughout the entire world in Satan’s attempt to ostracize God completely from everyday life] I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”
It has been 28 years since the March 25, 1984 consecration of the world by John Paul II, a consecration which in 1989 – five years after the fact – was then surprisingly and to the astonishment of all, proclaimed to be THE consecration of Russia, properly done as requested by our Lady. Thereafter, we were told, we would begin to see the fruits promised by our Lady of Fatima in the conversion of Russia and peace in the world. Although it was not mentioned, it would also follow that after supposedly having complied with heaven’s requests, the other punishments of which our Lady had warned, would also be averted: Nations would be spared annihilation, the martyrdom of the good would cease, the Holy Father would be spared much suffering. Alas, as John Salza writes in the March 18, 2012 issue of the Remnant, “from 1984 to 2005, there were more wars and conflicts than at any moment in history,” and as he also mentions in a footnote, the war against the unborn continues with its death toll of 50 million innocent babies being killed annually through abortion.
Even though they claim the consecration of Russia has been properly made, the Blue Army – now called the World Apostolate of Fatima – (see the next paragraph) has continued to draw attention to the obvious, i.e., the world is still a mess and that the perils of the annihilation of nations persist. When the organization was founded in the 1950’s its function was precisely to engage in a spiritual crusade for the liberation of Russia by means of the Fatima message, and thus to reap the many spiritual and temporal blessings contingent on that nation’s conversion to the Catholic Faith. Salza also mentions that the WAF, after having abandoned its raison d’ être, “continues on this erroneous path [a program unlike anything our Lady of Fatima requested] with a worldwide ‘inter-religious’ prayer initiative for peace.” He arrives at the logical conclusion that this endeavor is a de facto admission of non-compliance with Heaven’s requests. I certainly agree.
Regarding the name change of the Blue Army: Around 1990, my friend Guido Del Rose, then custodian for the National Pilgrim Virgin, told me that orders had been received from above, from some unnamed officials in Rome that henceforth, the Blue Army would be known as the World Apostolate of Fatima. He believed the reason for this was to eradicate any connotation of militancy and to provide a new thrust for the organization. The Blue Army Magazine, Soul, in its January 1990 issue quotes Bishop Luna as telling its National Council that: “Our work at the World Apostolate for Fatima is to know Mary…Mary was a collaborator of the first Apostles and She has remained queen and Protectress of their successors…It is through Mary that we draw close to the Vicar of Christ [sic]..We, the members of the Blue Army, intend to show our love for Mary and our devotion towards Her, towards our Holy Father and towards our own bishops.” Brother Francis of Mary of the Angels commented in CRC issue # 227 that “If we are to believe Mgr. Luna, the entire message of Fatima can be summed up in this formula: ‘God wishes to establish in the world, through the Virgin May, devotion to the Holy Father.’ ”
Let us recall what our Lady did say (June, 1917) to Lucia: ”You, however, are to stay here a longer time. Jesus wants to use you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish the devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” Then in July, she said: “ To save them [sinner falling into hell], God wishes to establish throughout the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do as I shall ask many souls will be saved, and there will be peace.”
In 1929, she said to Sr. Lucia: “The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the Bishops in 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: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”
God absolutely wills that the consecration of Russia be done and done as He wants, so that when it is accomplished and that nation converts to Catholicism, the entire world will acknowledge it as a miracle wrought through our Lady, the Woman destined to crush the serpent’s head! Little Blessed Jacinta, with the ardor and the urgency of one about to die, in 1920, reminded Lucia to proclaim to all that God wished to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “Tell everybody”, she said, “that God grants graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and that they must ask for them from her. Tell them that the Heart of Jesus wishes that by His side should be venerated the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask peace through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; God has placed it in her hands.”
That Msg. Luna would be setting the Blue Army on a new course is understood in the light of this one statement made in 1990 to its National Council: “The Holy Father has been upset by the many letters that have been written demanding the consecration of Russia.” Also, Abbé Caillon has been quoted as writing (on May 17, 1988) that “This is what I know from a person who sees Sister Lucy regularly. The consecration of Russia has not been done…The Pope wants to hear no more about this affair…..What is certain is that the consecration of Russia has not been done and that it will be done in better times.”
Foreseeing this, Our Lord in 1931 complained to Sr. Lucia: “They did not wish to heed My request. Like the King of France, they will repent and do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread her errors throughout the world, provoking wars, and persecutions of the Church; the Holy Father will have much to suffer.”