✞ The virtue of the Cross. Stripping oneself of one’s own will.
A large golden ball of light floats in the sky. This is accompanied by two smaller golden balls of light. The large golden sphere of light opens and the gracious Infant Jesus in the form of Prague emerges from this sphere of light. The divine child wears a golden robe and mantle embroidered with white lilies and a large golden crown. The great golden crown of the divine child looks like the crown of Infant Jesus in Prague and is adorned with red and green gems.
The baby Jesus has dark brown curly hair and blue eyes. The Merciful Child wears a red heart open on His robe. In its right hand it carries a large golden scepter. The head of the scepter is a golden cross set with rubies. In His left hand, the Infant Jesus carries the Vulgate.
It comes floating closer to us. Now the other two light balls open. Two angels emerge from the two smaller balls of light, dressed in a simple white radiant robe. They have straight, shoulder-length hair. Both angels bow before the King of Mercy and kneel before Him, take the merciful child's mantle and spread it over us. We are all safe under the mantle of the King of Mercy.
The divine child hovers closer to me and speaks:
“Dear friends, remain steadfast in prayer. I am happy about your coming. Open wide your hearts! The Eternal Father looks upon your prayer of indemnity. He desires it of all nations.
I also appeared to Sister Lucy of Fatima in My Holy Infancy . I came to her as a child Jesus, just as I come to you today.”
M.: "Lord, I didn't know that."
The King of Mercy speaks:
“My Most Holy Mother wished in Fatima, for the good of the world, against the occurrence of war, the introduction of the Saturdays of Atonement. Behold, they have not been accepted of the world as the Father desired. The Mother speaks with My Mouth and I speak with the Father's Mouth. Thus, Heaven's wish is not a new wish. I said bless with the statue of My Holy Childhood in Prague. It will save you from plagues and wars if you do this.
Establish the Saturdays of Atonement just as My Mother wished in Fatima. This, my request, I have for you. This request is not a new request. Thus will the Eternal Father soften the judgment. I do not come to punish you, but to save you. I will no longer be crucified on Golgotha. But what you do to the least of my brothers, you did to me!
I told you that abortion is the greatest sin of your generation. So I am crucified in the rooms of the abortion clinics because you disenfranchise the little ones and decide about life. That is why I came to you as a child. Take My words, take My request seriously, and the Eternal Father will give you graces!”
The King of Mercy approaches and says:
"Notice! Wherever My Most Holy Mother appeared, in every place of grace there will be this sign.”
Now the divine child shows me a pillar that is different during the day than at night. By day it looks like it was made of clouds, by night like a pillar of fire. She will also be in Sievernich.
M.: "But Lord, this is a pillar! Will she appear then? When will this come, Lord?”
The divine child speaks:
“Do not wait for the warning, do not wait for a miracle, for any day, any minute, any second I can come to you. Sanctify your soul! You are a temple of the Eternal Father. Take My words seriously. Live in the Sacraments of the Church! So I can come to you as Savior.”
Now the Vulgate opens. I see the Bible passage Revelation chapter 16, verse 10 ff. The Vulgate shines down on us.
The merciful child speaks:
“Remain steadfast and persevere in the faith. Don't get confused. Remember, the Lord comes to His sheep.”
Now the King of Mercy takes His scepter upon His open heart and it becomes the Aspergill of His Precious Blood. This is for all the people present, says the Lord, and for the people who are thinking of Him from afar. He blesses us: “In the name of the Father and of the Son—that am I—and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
M.: "Lord, You are my confidence."
The King of Mercy looks at the new statues of His Most Holy Mother and says:
"The statues are also a pleasure to Me."
The merciful child gives me a personal word. On a certain matter, the divine child replies, "They will not give up."
M.: "But you, Lord, give us your grace, and that is wonderful."
"Look at Me!" says the heavenly King and blesses us again: "In the name of the Father and of the Son - that am I - and of the Holy Spirit."
The divine child wishes the following prayer from us and says goodbye with an "Adieu!"
M.: "Adieu, sir, adieu!"
Now we pray: “O, My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need of Your mercy. Amen."
A personal message was sent.
The King of Mercy returns to the sphere of light and so do the angels. The balls of light disappear.
This message is announced without prejudging the judgment of the Catholic Church.
Revelation chapter 16, verse 10 ff.
10 And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast. And his kingdom was filled with darkness, and they bit their tongues for pain 11 and blasphemed the God of heaven in their pains and sores, but they did not turn from their works. 12 And the sixth poured his bowl into the great river Euphrates. Its water dried up. Thus should the way be prepared for the kings of the east. 13 Now I saw three unclean spirits in the form of frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, the mouth of the beast, and the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For it is devilish spirits that work signs and go to the kings of the whole world to gather them for war on the great day of Almighty God. — 13-14: Swamp dwellers, pompous, loud-mouthed and yet powerless like frogs, these are enemies of God. 15 Behold, I come as a thief (Mt 24:43) . Blessed are those who keep watch and guard their clothes so that they do not have to go about naked and their shame is visible. 15: John, as is his habit, interrupts the description of the terrible woes of the world with an urgent admonition to the believers. 16 And he brings them together at the place which in Hebrew is called Armageddon. 16: The name Armageddon is said to commemorate a battle near Megiddo, where the army of Israel's enemies was completely destroyed. Cf. Judg. 4-5; 4kg 9.27; 23:29-30.
The Saturdays of Atonement
It is a little-known aspect of the events of Fatima that they continued into the 1920s. Two of the three children seers, namely Jacinta and Francisco, died of the Spanish flu in 1919 and 1920 respectively and, as promised by the Blessed Mother, went to heaven. They were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000 and canonized by Pope Francis in 2017. The third child seer, Lucia, was drawn to the monastery. Since the Masonic government in Portugal had put a stop to religious life, she first joined the Dorotheen Sisters in 1921, who maintained monasteries in Tuy and Pontevedra on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Only in 1948, with the approval of Pius XII, did she enter the newly restored Carmel in Coimbra.
During her religious life, even until her death in 2005, Sr. Lucia had apparitions and interrogations of the Blessed Mother, which are considered a continuation of the message of Fatima.
On July 13, 1917, after a vision of hell, the Blessed Virgin revealed to the children of Fatima that, in order to save the souls of poor sinners, "God wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart". She promised: “If you do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.” To prevent another great “war, famine, persecutions of the Church and the Holy Father,” “I will come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and for expiatory communion on the first Saturdays of the month,” says the Second Secret of Fatima.
This prophecy came true when Lucia took up her monastic life. During her novitiate in Pontevedra and from 1929 in Tuy she had several apparitions of the Blessed Mother and the Child Jesus, in which both wishes were made concrete.
The first of these occurred on December 10, 1925. As Lucia was praying in her cell, she saw the Child Jesus in a luminous cloud at the side of Our Lady. First, the Blessed Virgin placed her hand on Lucy's shoulders and showed her heart surrounded by thorns, which she held in her right hand. Then the Child Jesus declared: “Have pity on the heart of your Most Holy Mother, surrounded by thorns with which ungrateful men constantly pierce it, without anyone making an act of expiation to pull them out.” Finally, the Most Holy Virgin herself spoke:
“My daughter, look at my heart, surrounded by thorns with which ungrateful people constantly pierce it with their blasphemies and ingratitude. At least you seek to console me and tell me that I promise to assist all those at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of these souls who, for five months, confess every first Saturday, receive Holy Communion, one pray the rosary and join me for 15 minutes by contemplating the 15 mysteries of the rosary with the intention of making atonement for me.”
The next day, Sr. Lucia informed her confessor and superior about the new message of Our Lady. But both had difficulties with this new form of worship and were not willing to support Sr. Lucia in her apostolate.
Two months later, on February 15, 1926, Lucia was in the monastery garden when the Infant Jesus appeared to her again (and now alone) and asked if the devotion to His Mother was already being spread. Lucia pointed out the difficulties she, a religious, living within the walls of the monastery and bound to obedience, encountered in such an undertaking.
She also explained to Jesus the difficulties some believers had had in following the message and wanting to practice the Saturdays of Atonement. For example, it was simply not possible for some to go to confession on Saturdays. So Lucia asked that a previous confession be valid for eight days. The Child Jesus replied: "Yes, it may even be much longer, provided that they are in a state of grace when they receive me and that they intend to make atonement for the Immaculate Heart."
Her confessor later asked Sr. Lucia why it is five Saturdays. In an inner revelation, the visionary of Fatima received the following answer:
“My daughter, the reason is simple: it concerns the five types of insults and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
- the blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception,
- against her virginity,
- against her divine motherhood, together with the refusal to recognize her as the mother of men,
- those who openly try to instill in children's hearts indifference, contempt and even hatred towards this Immaculate Mother,
- those you directly dishonor in your sacred images.”
On June 13, 1929, when Sr. Lucia had just moved to the convent of the Dorotheen Sisters in Tuy, the most impressive apparition of this series took place during a nightly adoration. Again she saw Our Lady, now dressed in a white robe, holding her heart, which was crowned with thorns, in her right hand. First she granted the visionary of Fatima a vision of the Holy Trinity, then followed the message: The time had come to ask the Pope to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart - and to institute the five Saturdays of Atonement. In Russia Stalin had just reached for dictatorial powers, in Germany Adolf Hitler was preparing to seize power.
In fact, she wrote a letter to Pope Pius XI at the time, but it fell on deaf ears in Rome; Even the apparitions of Fatima were not yet recognized by the Church at that time. The acknowledgment came a year later and only concerned the events of 1917, not Lucia's visions in the 1920s. Even Pius XII, who carried out the first consecration of Russia and the world in 1942 and thus brought about the decisive turning point in World War II, failed to advocate the introduction of the Saturdays of Atonement. Although they were committed by Fatima prayer groups all over the world and numerous believers, they were never officially introduced by the church.
The devastating consequences of this omission were indicated by Sister Lucia in 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II: “Whether the world is at war or at peace depends on the practice of this devotion, together with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. That's why I want it to be spread so much, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in heaven.” What could have been prevented if the wish of the loving Mother of Jesus had been followed immediately!
How do you commemorate the Saturdays of Atonement?
In the spirit of atonement for sins against the Immaculate Heart, one should pray on the 1st Saturday of every five consecutive months
- Confession (8 days before or after, or regularly once a month).
- receive Holy Communion.
- pray the rosary.
- contemplate the mysteries of the rosary for a quarter of an hour.
The Pillar of Fire
The Blessed Mother revealed to the children seers of Garabandal (1961-65) that the judgment was preceded by two events by which the Heavenly Father would once again call mankind to repentance. The first is a collective conscience, accompanied by a cosmic event (such as the collision of two meteorites), the so-called "Aviso" ("Warning"). The other would be an enduring miracle, a pillar of fire and cloud that manifests in Garabandal by the pine groves, the scene of most apparitions (see: Michael Hesemann: Garabandal - Warn und Wunder, Media-Maria 2022). The fact that the children seers of Medjugorje also spoke of such a pillar of cloud, but this time in Medjugorje, indicates that this miracle will not be limited to Garabandal. That's what I asked on the 13th. November 2022 at my lecture on Garabandal in Heroldsbach (where Marian apparitions took place in 1949-52) whether pillars of cloud are to be expected at all or at least many sites of the apparitions. The most recent message from Sievernich confirmed this suspicion in an impressive way.
- dr hc Michael Hesemann