Fatima is still at heart of Catholics – and of our Archbishop.

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The 100th Year Anniversary of Fatima

Just because priests rarely mention it, and don’t proclaim its messages – about Hell, the Rosary, Consecration of Russia, war and peace, chastisement, … doesn’t mean that it is not at the heart of many, many Catholics.

It was a great affair. The world over there were celebrations, processions, rosaries. It just shows you how Catholics love their Blessed Mother.

In our own little corner of the world, there is one of the pilgrim statues doing the rounds of parishes – attracting hundreds of people in prayer and petition, wherever it is. There are special Masses, little local processions – around the block, or simply around the Church, all night prayer vigils.

We have a Marian shrine about 2 hours drive from the outskirts of the city. It is run by the Polish Pauline Fathers and attracts 100’s of people on the 13th of each month, and has done so for decades. Yesterday , it was packed with buses – over 70. It was said there were about 10,000 people. I don’t know if that’s correct but it is unlikely to be reported in any secular newspapers.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher

Our dear good Archbishop has fought many battles. He is the youngest bishop here “down under”.

Just before Christmas of 2015 Archbishop Fisher was struck down with “Guillain-Barre Syndrome” which left him paralyzed  all over. It took over 6 months to get over the worst of it, but it was said that it could take another 2 years to fully recover.

The whole diocese is still praying for him, but he has done amazing things in “fighting the good fight”.

A few days ago, I posted an article about how his actions helped to prevent an horrendous Abortion Bill being passed – See https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/great-day-for-nsw-abortion-bill-defeated/  

In March, he presided 0ver the Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Sydney and Benediction at the Cathedral for the Feast of the Annunciation – “Day of the Unborn”.

In an interview by Crux on 14th July, 2016, he told the interviewer when asked about the renewed push for same-sex marriageI take the view, which I think is the Catholic view of history, that nothing is inevitable until it actually happens. There are no inevitable tides of history that mean because this country or that country has gone a particular way with same-sex marriage or any other social trend, that we have to do so in Australia.”

I remember in mid 2015 when yet another private members’ bill was introduced into Parliament. Bp. Anthony Fisher, as well as ACL (Australian Christian Lobby and other groups ,  had their fighting gloves on. The Archbishop did public talks (for all, not just Catholics), wrote to businesses etc. He sent a booklet on Marriage to all parishes, and Catholic schools outlining the arguments and Catholic situation.We won that fight – at least for the moment. It didn’t get passed, but that doesn’t mean this question will not reappear in the future.

Abp. Anthony Fisher Consecrates Sydney to Our Lady of Fatima

Considering the crisis the church, and considering that in Sydney each year we have a gay Mardi Gras parade, which has the support of the local government officials, and of course all of the secular media – TV, newspapers, radio announcers… It’s right in your face.

And every year, we have little prayer vigils, and every year we hope that there is a huge summer thunderstorm  and or hailstorm, that will pour down suddenly right in the middle of it all (as happens here) and wash them all away, but it never happens. It’s not God’s way.

But yesterday, on the 13th May, 2017 – on the 100th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition, our wonderful Archbishop  consecrated Sydney and its people to Our Lady of Fatima. Now we know that there are many parishes with modernist pastors, but there are also many who are faithful to the Truth. Our Archbishop had a lot of courage. Notice the last paragraph in the prayer that he said (below) – a veiled reference to the issues in the Dubia?

 In his sermon he mentioned the wonderful fact that the very next day – Sunday 14th May – was Mother’s Day. What a wonderful gift to our heavenly Mother!

This is the prayer he prayed:

Consecration Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima
by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

“O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, and tender Mother of humanity,
in accordance with your ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to you myself,
my brothers and sisters of the Archdiocese of Sydney, and the whole human race.

We commit to you all the members of this local Church, beginning with the weakest ones,
from the unborn to the sick, the disabled and the elderly.
We commit to you our families, our children, our young people, the single, the widowed and the lonely.
We entrust to your Immaculate Heart especially hurt and broken families,
for those who seek the meaning of life but who are getting lost in a world of confusion, immoral influences, and distorted ideas.

Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us, as it has reigned and triumphed in you!

Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be your children in prosperity and in adversity,
in joy and in sorrow, in health and sickness, in life and in death!

O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and hearts,
and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which you lamented  so sorrowfully at Fatima.
We want to be pure like you. We want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and you.
We want to call down upon our city, our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity!

Help us as we resolve to live according to the Gospel, to fulfil the Commandments of God and those of the Church,
to receive the sacraments worthily
, especially the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist,
and to contribute to the building up of the Kingdom of your divine Son,  in union with his most Sacred Heart.”

See more at: http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2017/2017512_1213.shtml

Thank you Jesus (through our dearest Mother, Mary)  for guiding our Bishops and for all the blessings they receive for us. Help us to help you, fight the fight against evil, until Our lady’s Immaculate Heart will triumph.

Amen!!!

 

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars” (Lk. 21:25)

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And there shall be signs in the sun,

and in the moon,

and in the stars;

and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves;

 The Supermoon:supermoon-jpg

On November 14th 2016 the whole world celebrated a remarkable natural event, known as a supermoon. After the Supermoon event on 14th November, TtCrusader wrote:

“333 days until #Fatima100”

(He has a knack of connecting numbers and events)

“Signs in the sun, moon and stars”: 23 Sept.2017

The above tweet from our Crusader friend, reminded me of an article I read last year in the Remnant Newspaper. (Thursday, October 29, 2015: see link – below).

“ On September 23, 2017, we will see the constellation Virgo with the sun rise directly behind it (the woman clothed with the sun). These events transpire during the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of “the woman clothed in the sun,” Our Lady at Fatima in 1917.

The Star of Bethlehem

When it appeared 2000 years ago, most people didn’t notice it. God sometimes uses the heavens to communicate with us: (Psalm 19: 1-4) The Magi, however, recognized the signs. On this occasion, there was a rare triple conjunction between Jupiter (King planet) and Venus (the motherhood planet). The well-versed Magi must have recognized this triple conjunction as a ‘giant neon sign in the heavens blinking KING-KING-KING.’

“The woman clothed with the sun”

Patrick Archbold (of the Remnant Newspaper) tells us that on November 20th, 2016* (see connection below), Jupiter will begin another journey of 9 and half of “Virgo”

He continues –  “Upon Jupiter’s exit (birth), on September 23, 2017, we see the constellation Virgo with the sun rise directly behind it (the woman clothed with the sun). At the feet of Virgo, we find the moon. And upon her head we find a crown of twelve stars, formed by the usual nine stars of the constellation Leo with the addition of the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars.”

Revelation 12:1-5

“And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars:

And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.

And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems:

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to his throne. “

Also it is pointed out in the article:

“…, in this era of false mercy, November 20, 2016*, is the very day that Pope Francis’ declared “Year of Mercy” comes to an end. The very same day is the Feast of Christ the King.” (i.e.in the Ordinary Form of the Mass calendar.)

See complete article at : http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2127-apocalypse-now-another-great-sign-rises-in-the-heavens

The Fatima Connection:

TtCrusader wrote :

“On 13 October 1884, Pope Leo XIII has a vision regarding the 100 years reign of the devil – a reign designed to test/destroy the true church and humanity.
Exactly 33 years later to the day, on 13 October 1917, the great miracle of the sun occurred at Fatima.

Could this 100 year period span from 13 October 1917 to 13 October 2017?
Note that atheistic communism (the errors of Russia) was introduced into the world, via the Bolshevik revolution, just a couple of weeks after the great miracle, on 7 November 1917. (At Fatima, Our Lady warned about communism)

Mary, our Mother, stated at Fatima that her Immaculate Heart will triumph in the end.  At the end of the 100 years maybe?

Let’s see how the book of Revelation, chapter 12, describes Mary:
12.1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
12.2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.

Fast forward to 13 October 2017, the 100th year anniversary of the great miracle, and let’s have a look at the star patterns in the sky on 24 September 2017, just a couple of weeks before the 100 years are up. ( See Revelation 12:1-5)
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What do we see?
We see:
the sun is in Virgo, the virgin, (a woman clothed with the sun)
the moon is at the lower end of Virgo (the feet)
3 planets, Mercury Venus and Mars, are at the upper end of Virgo (the head), forming the crown
– we also see Jupiter in the middle of Virgo (near the belly)

Very interesting!

Also note that we will be able to see none of this from the surface of the Earth, inside the atmosphere, because when the sun is in Virgo, it will be day time, not night time, and therefore, the background stars and planets will be in complete occultation by the brightness of the sun!

The truth is, once again, hidden in plain sight!

You can visit an online planetarium, such as http://in-the-sky.org/skymap.php, or download stellarium [http://www.stellarium.org/],enter the date of 24 September 2017, and see for yourself.

Just as a star alerted and guided the 3 wise men to the birth of Jesus Christ, the true Messiah and Saviour of mankind, two millenia ago, are the stars once again announcing His return, coinciding with the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Mother and Co-Redemptrix, and the start of the era of peace in the New Paradise?

Tt Crusader could be wrong, but whatever it means, it will certainly be a sign to us.

333 days from Supermoon

to the 23rd September next year.