Fatima Today - The Third Millennium
 
by Fr. Robert J. Fox


Fatima Today - Third Millennium
  "I want you to come here....., to continue to Pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain Peace for the World and the end of the war, because only she can help you."
~ Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917
 
"It is late, but it is time for us to recognize the connection of First Saturdays to the Collegial Consecration (The Consecration of Russia) and its relationship to Christian Unity and World Peace."
~ Fr. Robert J. Fox

Fatima Today is now in its second edition for the Third Millennium. Father Fox is often recognized as the leading scholar on Fatima in America and often called upon by those who research.

The famous Canon of Sacred Theology, Father Jose Galamba de Oliveira who was the Fatima Diocesan President of the Commission for the Causes of Jacinta and Francisco Marto of Leiria-Fatima, wrote the preface to the first edition saying: “It is not easy to write a book about Fatima without repeating what so many writers have written before, in the different countries and in several languages. When reading this book, we notice its value by the original way of writing about Fatima as history, and about Jacinta’s life. Such a work could not have been done without deep meditation and without a serious study of the Fatima documents.” This same priest who endorsed Fatima Today is mentioned repeatedly in Sister Lucia’s Memoirs.

Also, the late Father McSherry, for many years a chaplain at Fatima who preached daily in the Cova Da Iria where Our Lady of Fatima appeared, said, “This book is my Bible on Fatima.”

In the new edition, discover the many aspects of the message for these times.   32 pages of rare photos  Approx 290 pages   --                   (Sr. Lucia repsonse to the Collegial Consecration)
                                                    
Title: Fatima Today - The Third Millennium
Category:  Catholic Marian
Published: Fatima Family Apostolate ( Non-Profit)
Publish Date: 2002
Pages: 290
Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 9 L x 6 W x 3/4 H
Price: $10.50
Publisher Official Website: www.fatimafamily.org

Fatima Family Apostolate is dedicated to the sanctification of the family and the individual through spreading the Fatima message.  A non-profit Catholic missionary apostolate specializing in the publishing and distribution of Catholic books designed to aid Catholics on their journey towards heaven.

The Fatima Family Apostolate was started at the encouragement of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, and is endorsed by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family. It is now an international Apostolate, having members all over the world and publishes a
52-page quarterly magazine called the Immaculate Heart Messenger.

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Chapter 18  Collegial Consecration Takes Place

The Pope Speaks at Fatima,
May 13, 1982, May 13, 1991, May 13, 2000.

On May 13, 1982, the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was attempted. Before leaving for Fatima, Pope John Paul II sent a letter to the Bishops of the world inviting them to join him in the Act of Consecration. Many conferences of Bishops throughout the world had requested the Collegial Consecration which pleased the Pope. Sister Lucia had waited for years for the Collegial Consecration. It was a condition required before Our Lady could keep her promise: “Russia will be converted and there will be peace” (July 13, 1917).

In speaking in the Cova da Iria at Fatima, the Pope said: “I am here, united with all the pastors of the Church in that particular bond whereby we constitute a body and a college, just as Christ desired the Apostles to be in union with Peter. In the bond of this union, I utter the words of the present act, in which I wish to include, once more, the hopes and anxieties of the Church in the modern world.”

In the 1917 apparitions, Our Lady referred to Russia by name. Pope John Paul II on one occasion used the word “Russia” in the Cova. Cheers were heard arising from the people at the mention of “Russia.”

In stating that he wished to renew the consecrations made by Pius XII, only now in a collegial manner, the Pope said: “The appeal of the Lady of the message of Fatima is so deeply rooted in the Gospel and the whole of Tradition that the Church feels that the message imposes a commitment on her. She has responded through the Servant of God, Pius XII (whose episcopal ordination took place precisely on May 13, 1917): he consecrated the human race and especially the peoples of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Was not that consecration his response to the evangelical eloquence of the call of Fatima?”

I contacted Cardinal John Carberry of St. Louis on May 17, 1982, to discover his opinion as to whether the long-awaited Collegial Consecration had in fact taken place. Cardinal Carberry was the same well-known Marian Bishop and Cardinal who at the November 1981 meeting of the Bishops of the United States proposed petitioning the Pope for the Collegial Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary if the Pope deemed it proper. Cardinal Carberry said: “In my humble opinion the Collegial Consecration has now taken place.” Sister Lucia was later to say it was incomplete.  -- more --


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