Why do wars rage after the Fatima consecration?
SIR – Donal Foley’s Fatima thesis is dissonant (Feature, October 7). According to Mr Foley, the consecration has been done in 1984. Please observe the words of Mary on the consecration: “To prevent this [punishments for sin], 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.”
Mr Foley says the consecration has been done but then goes on to describe how we do not have any peace. He refers to those things we should do to get peace but misses out the obvious: a proper and explicit consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in union with bishops of the world, as God through Our Lady requested: “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” (June 6, 1929).
One may argue that a partial consecration was done in 1984, hence the fall of the Berlin Wall. But until scholars admit it has not been fully done – eg without the mention of Russia there will be no peace – next year’s celebrations will be hollow.
My challenge to scholars like Mr Foley is to ask for the consecration to be done again with the country “Russia” explicitly mentioned. Not only would they be putting the argument to rest, they would also be pleasing Our Lady and God’s explicit words, which will bring about a peace in keeping with the dignity of the Immaculate’s words, not the absence of peace since 1984.
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