the bloody years of the battle
anniversary of the first apparition of fatima
shrine of caravaggio
by a day long cenacle at this venerated shrine, you, the priests and faithful of my movement in the region of lombardy, are today observing the anniversary of my first apparition which took place at fatima, in the poor cova da iria.
you are still in the period described by me in my apparition.
above all, you are in the heart of my message.
the struggle between the woman clothed in the sun and the red dragon has, during these years, reached its highest peak.
satan has set up his kingdom in the world.
he is now ruling over you as a sure victor.
the powers which are directing and arranging human events, according to their perverse plans, are the dark and diabolic powers of evil.
they have succeeded in bringing all humanity to live without god.
they have spread everywhere the error of theoretical and practical atheism.
they have built the new idols before which humanity is bowing down in adoration, pleasure, money, pride, impurity, mastery over others, and impiety.
thus, in these years of yours, violence is spreading more and more.
egoism has made the hearts of men hard and insensitive.
hatred has blazed up like a scorching fire.
wars have multiplied in every part of the world, and you are now living in the danger of a new terrible world war which will bring destruction to peoples and nations, a war from which no one will emerge victorious.
satan has succeeded in entering into the church, the new israel of god.
he has entered there with the smoke of error and sin, of the loss of faith and apostasy, of compromise with the world and the search for pleasure.
during these years, he has succeeded in leading astray bishops and priests, religious and faithful.
the forces of masonry have entered into the church, in a subtle and hidden way, and have set up their stronghold in the very place where the vicar of my son jesus lives and works.
you are living the bloody years of the battle, because the great trial has now arrived for all.
there is now taking place that which is contained in the third part of my message, which has not yet been revealed to you, but which has now become evident from the events themselves through which you are now living.
to prepare you for them, i have caused my marian movement of priests to spring up in every part of the world, and thus i have chosen this littlest and poorest child of mine, and have brought him everywhere, as an instrument of my motherly plan of salvation and mercy.
by means of him, i have called you from all sides to consecrate yourselves to my immaculate heart to enter, each and all, into the safe refuge which your heavenly mother has prepared for you to multiply the cenacles of prayer as lightning rods which protect you from the fire of the chastisement.
how many of you have responded to my call with filial love and with great generosity.
my plan is now on the point of being realised, and the task which i have entrusted to this little son of mine is about to be completed, and so today i am looking upon you with the special satisfaction of a mother who is being consoled and exalted by you.
i urge you to live without fear, but rather with great confidence and trust, these bloody years of the battle.
from the chalice of sufferings never experienced until now, there will come forth the divine sun of a new era, of a humanity heretofore unknown, of grace and holiness, of love and justice, of joy and peace.