Floods in Pakistan.
Mudslides in China.
Drought in Russia.
Fires in Moscow.
Earthquake in Ecuador.
Heat waves in Europe.
Icy weather in South America.
Do these natural disasters have a message?
I think that God is trying to tell us that He is NOT happy with the way things are going on earth.
His laws are broken. His honor is stepped on. His Holy Church is attacked. His little ones are scandalized by the growing sinfulness of society – impure customs, impure TV and movies, online pornography, drugs, sacrilege and blasphemy, same-sex “marriage,” etc.
He already sent His Mother to the world at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 to try to warn us against these sins. Our Lady of Fatima’s message was not heeded for the most part.
Yes, some people work very hard to promote Our Lady’s message. These are the ones who work for conversion in order to avoid the chastisement.
But, by and large, society has rejected Our Lady’s message of conversion.
And today, we are witnessing the terrible consequences.
In my opinion, these natural disasters are new warning messages that God is sending us, with a very clear message:
THE SINS OF THE WOLRD DEEPLY OFFEEND ME! STOP!
What should we do in face of these natural disasters?
I will borrow the words of Prof. Plinio Correa de Olveira who did such a wonderful job in outlining our duties in face of the terrible chastisement that looms on the horizon if men fail to convert:
“As for Our Lady’s second request for an amendment of life, it has so obviously been neglected that no further comment is necessary.
“Our Lady stated that obedience to her requests was a condition to avoid the apocalyptic punishments that she predicted.
“Therefore, it is logical that God’s vengeful and purifying wrath should fall upon mankind before it converts and the Reign of Mary is established.
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Of the three Fatima children, only Lucy survived beyond her childhood. She was a Carmelite nun in Coimbra. Under her supervision, a sculptor carved two statues that reproduced as closely as possible the facial expression of the Most Holy Virgin as she appeared at Fatima.
Both of them were called "pilgrim statues” and have been taken around the world by priests and laity. One was in New Orleans, where it shed tears.
Father Romagosa, author of the abovementioned report, was told of the statue’s tears by Fr. Joseph Breault, M. P., the statue’s custodian. However, he was reluctant to admit the miracle and thus asked Father Breault to call him if any further weeping occurred.
Father Breault noticed moisture in the eyes of the Pilgrim Virgin statue on July 17 and immediately called Father Romagosa, who reached the statue at 9:30 p.m., bringing along photographers and reporters. In fact, they all noticed the moisture in the eyes of the statue, which was soon photographed. Father Romagosa then touched his finger on the moist surface and collected a drop, which was also photographed. According to Father Breault, this was the thirteenth weeping he had witnessed.
At 6:15 a.m. the next morning, Father Breault called Father Romagosa saying that the statue had been crying since 4 a.m. Father Romagosa arrived shortly afterwards. In his words: "I saw much liquid in the statue’s eyes, and a large drop hanging from the tip of her nose.” This drop, so graciously hanging, was captured in the famous photograph that came out in the press.
Father Romagosa adds that he saw "a tear move as it slowly formed on the lower eyelid."
However, he wanted to eliminate all doubt. He noticed that the statue had a crown fixed on its head by a small metal connecting rod and thought:
Can it be that water was poured into the hole where the crown is fixed on the statue, and this water drains into the eyes?
Once the weeping ceased, Father Romagosa removed the crown from the statue: the metallic connecting rod was entirely dry. He then inserted into the hole a wire wrapped in a special paper which would absorb any liquid that might be there. The paper remained absolutely dry.
Still not satisfied with his efforts, he poured some water into the hole. Yet the eyes remained absolutely dry. Father Romagosa then turned the statue upside down. The water he had poured into the hole drained normally. He was finally convinced that no water could come through the hole in the statue’s head into her eyes, and there simply was no other hole.
Father Romagosa knelt. At last, he believed.
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These mysterious tears show Our Lady of Fatima crying over the modern world, as Our Lord once cried over Jerusalem. Tears of most tender affection, tears of deep pain for the punishment that will come.
It will come to the men of today, if they do not reject immorality and corruption. It will come if they do not fight especially against the self-destruction of the Church, the cursed smoke of Satan that according to Paul VI has penetrated even into the sacred places.
Reader, there is still time, therefore, to stop the punishment!
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But, some will say, these thoughts are not those for a pleasant Sunday afternoon. I answer: Is it not better to read this article now under the tender manifestation of our Mother’s prophetic sadness than to live through the days of tragic bitterness that will come if we do not amend?
If they come, I am convinced a special mercy will be shown to those who, in their personal lives, have taken the miraculous warning of Mary seriously.
I offer my readers this article so they may benefit from that mercy.