May 13, 2021 A fateful, faith full and special interconnected day this year, with anniversaries of Jesus’ Ascension, Mary’s Fatima appearance, a ripple of a president’s assassination attempt reflected 43 days later with the same for a beloved pope St John Paul the Great.
Speaking of 43 days as important, many places, last Sunday was celebrated as Ascension Thursday on Sunday. At the Abbey, the homilist called it Ascension ThurSunday, i guess like a TurDucKen dish.
Here’s the scoop: 104 years ago, at 5:13pm, the Virgin Mary appeared on the first Fatima day: may 13, 1917, to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco at the Cova in the city named by a Catholic prince for his Muslim convert to Catholicism wife: Fatima.
As you may know, Mohammad’s oldest and beloved daughter was named Fatima; an the Islamic scholars see Mary as #2 to only Fatima. God bought Mary tickets purposefully to that Portugal city in 1917; want to hazard a guess?
40 years ago to the day, John Paul the Great was shot at 5:13pm (or 17:17 per UPI) while leaning over to look at a 12 year old’s miraculous medal. The bullet from Agca the Assassin was one inch to a major artery serving the pope’s abdomen. Miracle YES!
“When the Pope passed through an adoring and excited crowd of supporters, Ağca fired four shots at 17:17 with a 9mm Browning Hi-Power semi-automatic pistol, and critically wounded him.” Wikipedia does the play by play, but who guided the Bulgarian assassin squad to that precise day and time 63 years after Mary’s Fatima premiere appearance?
It is intriguing how, throughout time, which is nestled in the middle of eternity, God leaves amazing living landmarks, special symbols and concrete clues. God set that mysterious Catholic compass/altar/beacon at the exact center of the world, with all of its salvation history references; we know it as the Giza Pyramid.
Some are organic in the guise of humans He created, such as the Eucharistic miracles (like Terri Schiavo Schindler in 2005)
But, take Mary. Mary’s trips to earth always have an underlying theme. Guadalupe, Lourdes, Portugal, Greenbay Wisconsin etc.
Some say that Mary’s trip in 1858 to Lourdes was mainly focused on physical healing; but her trip in 1917 to Fatima was for the spiritual healing of the world and opportunity to hear a true peace plan. If only we had listened. Like the apostles at Jesus’ side in the Garden of Death of Gethsemane, we couldn’t stay up even for an hour. Or honor the prophetic requests of heaven.
God is the same, Jesus is immutable, death is inevitable. Look how we are so weak about keeping dates: we no longer celebrate Jesus’ Ascension universally on Thursday.
His mom’s day, the Assumption, remains on August 15 (possibly analogous to His rising on 15th of Abib/Nissan on the Jewish calendar), but not with that clear 40/10 (40 days after Easter, 10 before Pentecost) split.
People of God: did it rain for 43 days and nights in Noah’s time? Were the Israelites in the desert for 43 years? Is our Lent and Advent 43 days?
Do we name a persistent pro life group 43 Days for Life? No, forty (40) it is.
Forty (40) has always been the biblical number for probation and testing; Jesus was tested in the desert for 43 days? No, 40.
Why must we, in our laziness, change such an important Church landmark? Especially with Pentecost coming up… yet, one of the greatest presidents in history, Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981, but lived; Pope John Paul the Great, now a Saint, was shot four times at close range 43 days after the President…and lived. Yes, both miracles!
63 years after Mary told the world of the need to pray and consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart (the same heart a muddy ignorant St Bernadette at Lourdes on March 25, 1858 identified theologically as the Immaculate Conception) the prophecy about “killing” a pope occurred.
We did not obey and another war (wars, per Bishop Sheen, are judgements) commenced in 1939. 6 million Jews among 12 million killed over 12 years in 10 countries by gas and bullets; not to be confused with the 66 million Archbishop of St Francis Cordelone mentioned were murdered in America over 47 years. 66 million, enough to replace 33 states total populations, all little kids, babies, fetus WHATEVER label you give the thumbsuckers, they are all still HUMAN.
And we STILL listen to Orwellian Newspeak of the corrupt and demonic Democrat party regulars of slavery who are enriched laundering money through these satanic surgeon kill mills.
From the Vatican archives, here is Sister Lucia’s secret 1&2, the prophecy translated:
Sister Lucia: “This will entail my speaking about the secret, and thus answering the first question.
What is the secret? It seems to me that I can reveal it, since I already have permission from Heaven to do so. God’s representatives on earth have authorized me to do this several times and in various letters, one of which, I believe, is in your keeping. This letter is from Father JosÃ© Bernardo GonÃ§alves, and in it he advises me to write to the Holy Father, suggesting, among other things, that I should reveal the secret. I did say something about it. But in order not to make my letter too long, since I was told to keep it short, I confined myself to the essentials, leaving it to God to provide another more favourable opportunity.
In my second account I have already described in detail the doubt which tormented me from 13 June until 13 July, and how it disappeared completely during the Apparition on that day.
Well, the secret is made up of three distinct parts, two of which I am now going to reveal.
The first part is the vision of hell.
(Author’s note: HELL DOES EXIST)
Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent. This vision lasted but an instant. How can we ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror.”
“We (the three children of Fatima) then looked up at Our Lady, who said to us so kindly and so sadly:
You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, 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 shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world”
What of the 3rd secret? On July 13, 1917, the final “secret” Fatima revelation involved a Bishop dressed in white (a Pope) who would be shot (40 years ago) and left for dead; here is part of the commentary on May 13, 2000, the occasion of the beautification Mass in Fatima for Jacinta and Francisco (from the Vatican archives). And look to the Swiss Guard’s photo below:
After the assassination attempt of 13 May 1981, it appeared evident that it was mother’s hand that guided the bullet’s path enabling the Pope in his throes to halt the threshold of death (Pope John Paul II, Meditation from the Policlinico Gemelli to the Italian Bishops, Insegnamenti, XVII, 1 , 1061).
On the occasion of a visit to Rome by the then Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, the Pope decided to give him the bullet which had remained in the jeep after the assassination attempt, so that it might be kept in the shrine. By the Bishop’s decision, the bullet was later set in the crown of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
The successive events of 1989 led, both in the Soviet Union and in a number of countries of Eastern Europe, to the fall of the Communist regimes which promoted atheism.
For this too His Holiness offers heartfelt thanks to the Most Holy Virgin. In other parts of the world, however, attacks against the Church and against Christians, with the burden of suffering they bring, tragically continue. Even if the events to which the third part of the secret of Fatima refers now seem part of the past, Our Lady’s call to conversion and penance, issued at the start of the twentieth century, remains timely and urgent today.
Mary’s prophecy of a bishop in white who was shot, took place 766 months later to the date, after she uttered it in Portugal. That same pope stood in the cell of his assassin and forgave him; the bullet resides in Mary’s care in her crown. Regina Coeli, the Queen of Heaven.
This FatimAscension message rings true today. Our country is facing much evil; the rise of atheistic socialism, even within our colleges by corrupt professors is one example. But God remains in control. 100 million souls died under Stalin last century. NOT to mention, 2.2 billion abortions occurred worldwide. In fact, in America, 63 million babies did not make it to birth due to hell’s hold on the minds of America.
But the gospel of this May 13th tells the story in the signs: before He was taken up into heaven, our Savior spoke these words:
“Go into the whole world
and proclaim the gospel to every creature.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved;
whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
The message He left to 12 members of the ONE human race, our founding Apostles. There are NOT 12 first couples, but ONE male and ONE female the Creator began our journey with. No matter how nutty the Regressively corrupt try to invent science and make golden calf type false scientists for us to follow.
Simple formula: no need to debate endlessly over which religion or sect, denomination or temple is true. Wonder why I believe it is important to be living witnesses to the Word, the Gospel, to our homeschool buddies and coop partners, our workmates, our kids and our siblings: ALL our human neighbors? Simple answer:
Time is short; at most, we live 100 years or so. Eternity is long: draw a circle (six feet wide of course) and start walking on it. When you get to the end, you will understand eternity. There is NO end to a circle OR forever.
Time IS urgent for us to be prepared; help our neighbors know Christ and be ready for life today and forever day after tomorrow. If the Giza Pyramid can point to Christ, as His mother Mary does every time she visits, think maybe we can “proclaim the gospel to EVERY creature”.
We live in the Time of Miracles: don’t doubt it! Live the miracle your life is in the midst of.
And remember, it IS a great day to be alive. Live each day as if it is your first, with the joy of discovery. AND as if it is your LAST, with the hope of a blessed forever after.
Believing in a happily ever after works in fairy tales; it works EVEN BETTER in real life. Choose Christ and the Father will CHOOSE you for His forever.