FOREWORD by Honorable Howard Q. Dee
In May 1981, while researching the Fatima message, I came across a commemorative text concerning Fatima which had just been broadcast over Radio Vatican. In part it said:
Neither Pope John XXIII nor Pope Paul VI, considered it advisable to reveal to the world the third part of the secret of Fatima. However it is certain that the third part of the Secret is of particular gravity. Have we reached a fullness of times? Are we living the beginning of the Apocalypse prophesied by St. John?
The time has come when words are not enough anymore. It is now necessary to act immediately if we wish that humanity, that each of us, may be able to see, beside the fire, the light.
I was stunned. Why was the authoritative and conservative Radio Vatican referring to fire and apocalyptic times? I sensed the Holy See was issuing a wake-up call.
Mary's Rightful Place
This is what I believe: Mary's rightful place beside Jesus needs to be established to prepare for the fulfillment of a promise made by Our Lady at Fatima, which was the conversion of Russia and a time of world peace. It is the long awaited Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart promised at Fatima that will bring peace to all nations. The entire Catholic world, led by the Holy Father, is anticipating and yearning for this victory.
Tied together with this victory are three messages of the twentieth century--Fatima, Amsterdam, and Akita--guiding the destiny of mankind in the new millennium.
Fatima occurred in 1917. Twenty-eight (28) years after Fatima, in 1945, Our Lady of All Nations came to Amsterdam. After another 28 years, She manifested Herself in Akita, Japan. Another 28 years will bring us to the first year of the third millennium, 2001.
Bishop John Ito, Ordinary of Akita who approved the apparitions, wrote to me after he briefed the Holy Father about the Akita events and presented his pastoral to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger for approval. Bishop Ito was certain that Akita was an extension of Fatima. And Cardinal Ratzinger personally confirmed to me that these two messages, of Fatima and Akita, are essentially the same.
Necessary to Act Immediately
We must heed the advice of Radio Vatican given in May, 1981 (at the time of the attempted assassination of the Pope):The time has come when words are not enough anymore. It is now necessary to act immediately if we wish that humanity, that each of us, may be able to see, besides the fire, the light.
Two thousand years ago the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, and when the power of the Most High overshadowed Her, She conceived Jesus, Son of God. Now it is the Mother of all Nations, the Coredemprix, Mediatrix of all Grace and Advocate, who will accompany Her Spouse to descend into our hearts and souls and recreate in each of us--if we give our fiat--the likeness of Jesus.
United with the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in Their passion for the Father's Will, with the fire of the Holy Spirit blazing in us, we can dispel the darkness that shrouds the world and renew the face of the earth.
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