Just because I’m usually so shy about expressing my opinion. Especially opinions where I don’t have all the facts. But, given the importance of the event, here goes:
Of course anyone who knew the importance of the Fatima apparitions/promises/warnings/consequences would want the consecration on Friday to be compliant with Our Lady’s command. We all want that. I want it. So what did she actually request (as translated in English)? From the Fatima.org site:
To save them [poor sinners who are on the road to hell], 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 war will break out during the reign 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 against the Church and against 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 against 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 will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.
The above was from the Second Secret told to the children by Our Lady and made public. Read here. Later, in 1929 Our Lady appeared to Sister Lucia and spoke the following words:
The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. So numerous are the souls which the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me, that I come to ask for reparation. Sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.
So, Our Lady said God wants this. He directs that Holy Father must make this consecration, and that in union with all the bishops of the world. Therefore, on to the first condition.
Will it be the Holy Father consecrating Russia at all? Unless you found this site through an internet randomizer, you know that I believe this question, far from being an obvious yes, is a matter AT LEAST of very understandable doubt. I read the putative Benedictine abdication and I cannot conclude the text complies with Canon Law for validity. If it is invalid, Pope Benedict never stopped being Pope. He is still alive, you know. And there are signs he knows he is still Pope, ET CETERA ET CETERA.
So, the first condition of God’s request given through Our Lady is in serious doubt. OK, but Tim, aren’t both Bergoglio and Benedict “bishops” and thus if both consecrate Russia, would that not be compliant?
Yes, dear readers, that is the million dollar question. IF they both consecrated Russia as requested, then I can see how it very well may be acceptable, even under the bizarre conditions in which we find ourselves and the Church. And I get it– it would be just like Our Lord and Lady to bring such a wonderful miracle out of the mouth of the Church’s enemies themselves. Yes, quite fitting, actually. But what immediately is obvious to me is that we have not heard a peep out of Benedict about his participation. Nope, just the Vatican apparatus and its prison guards who always speak for him. Frank Walker calls this apparatus by the humorous name “BenedictBot”. Again, I tend to see things through the legal lens, and will just say this: everything ever said by anyone other than Benedict that claims to be “Benedict said this…” is HEARSAY. Sometimes they resort to double hearsay. Whatever, it would never be admissible in a court of law due to its inherent unreliability and unverifiability. That is why Ann Barnhardt very sensibly insists that Benedict, if participating at all, should be visibly doing so. Or, you’re going to tell me you will take Bergoglio’s word for it?? The man who allowed a demon to be worshipped in the Vatican gardens, and likely in St. Peter’s Basilica, too? The guy who tried to abrogate the Mass? Do I need to go on?
The second condition, assuming arguendo that the first was fulfilled, is that the consecration is to be done in union with all the bishops of the world and at the same time. A very lengthy discussion, and an informative one, about this condition can be found here. I’ll leave it at that. How many of the world’s bishops are required before this is satisfied? Does it have to be all? Some moral equivalent? I don’t know. So, would the invitation to all the Bishops to participate Friday, and the positive response of many, do the job? Again, I can’t decide, but just leave it as an issue.
Third, what is the effect of the inclusion of “humanity” and “Ukraine” along with “Russia”? Does that invalidate the consecration? Or is the mention of the word “Russia” enough, regardless of any additions? On this point I can see validity (if the other conditions are present) by specifically mentioning Russia. Why he needs to add anything else is a very good question not worth going into here.
Finally, Russia must be consecrated to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Specifically. If Russia is consecrated to say, a demon, now, I ask you, would that be good? I link to Ann Barnhardt below, but the concern is that included in the many titles given to Our Lady in the consecration, what is rendered in English is “Queen of Heaven”, but in the romance languages the title roughly translates to “Queen of the Land of the Sky”, which according to persons pointing this out is a title attributed to the demon pachamama. The consecration will be read in Italian.
Which ultimately leads me to Ann Barnhardt. Her post is worth reading, and she lays out all the bad intentions/circumstances/effects of Bergoglio’s effort. Ann writes with her usual assurance, but she has been right so many times I can understand her intensity. I think she lays out the worst case scenario, and though I am not 100% convinced Mary will not somehow bring the consecration about despite any shenanigans–because she so desperately wishes to help us— I can’t say the Barnhardt probable outcomes aren’t plausible, to say the least. After all, she wishes to help us but first and always she wishes exactly what God wills.
So, in the reader’s digest version of this post, I would say I think it is very slightly possible this will satisfy Our Lady’s request, but much more likely that it will not. If it does, we will see her Immaculate Heart triumph. IN REALITY. A real miracle, not some needing-to-be-interpreted, just right Francismiracle, like his appalling interpretation of the loaves and fishes. We will KNOW. Mary’s Immaculate Heart will be GLORIFIED. Russia will CONVERT. TO THE TRUE FAITH, THE CATHOLIC FAITH.
Any mild pause in the globalist agenda isn’t the endgame here. Radical conversion, repentance, and the Age of Mary is what I would look for.
And what will happen if this is not good enough, or worse, an outright scam by an antipope? Need I say that this likely would greatly offend Heaven? On the cusp of a nuclear war?
Our Lady asked Sr. Lucia to sacrifice and pray for the intention of the consecration of Russia. I would like to point out we have two days left before the ceremony on Friday.
And no matter what. DO NOT LOSE FAITH IN OUR LORD, OUR LADY, OR THE CHURCH. She will triumph, sooner or later. Don’t give in to scandal should this go down badly. She will triumph. She crushes the head of satan. He is less than a match for her.
God bless you all.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!