3rd mystery of Fatima

I have questions about this and not sure where to post this. If it’s in the wrong place, please forgive me. I’m new to the site and just figuring it out.

Somehow an email has recently circulated in my home and I’m not sure where it came from. It’s title is the above. I’ll make it short because it’s late and my labtop is dying.

Essentially it says that the 3rd mystery of fatima has been kept from the public by the Vatican until a few years ago. That Mother Mary revealed that the end times would come before 2012. That there would be an assasination, a world war that would bring Nuclear fallout and 3 days or darkness. That at this time we as Catholics are called to attend the first friday & saturday mass of every month until this moment. That we are to sprinkle our window seals and door ways with Holy Water to protect our property from this disaster. That we are to keep Holy Candles in our home because it will be the only way to have light thru the 3 days of darkness. That we are to have an alter in our home with the Holy Candle, Crucifix, Madonna & White linen cloth to cover the alter & that on these 3 days we are called to say 5 Rosary’s with 5 creeds back to back everyday of darkness. We are also not allowed to look out the windows during these 3 days as God does not want us to see the punishment he will deliver to those who are not sealed.

This… blew me away. I want to believe that this is just some odd email that someone accidently left here and is NOT of our Faith… but, the back of my mind I’m worried that I should be preparing my family for this moment asap.

Can anyone give some info on this? Por Favor?

God Bless.
Christ is Risen! :smiley:

WOW!!:o:( I do not know what to say…
Thank you for your post.
It all sounds possible, but we are told that
we will not know the time or day. Having said that, things look pretty
bad right now, so, maybe its possible…
I hope someone with more knowledge will answer this post.

If you hear anything else, please post it here.

Have a Blessed Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1st, 2011:gopray2:

I read where the 3rd message prophisied that the Holy Father would suffer much but can’t remember any of the other prophesies.Many people understood the Pope’s assassination attempt was the fullfillment of that part of prophesy.

Our LORD has said we will not know the day or the hour.

So predictions associated with a specific year, such as 2012, can safely be discounted.

Also, the “Vatican” has published nothing concerning prophetic events in that year. So the statement that "the Vatican " has suppressed this material until recently is incorrect.

I’d not worry about that message, it sounds like another instance of Internet content not being worth the paper it’s printed on. But by all means, keep your prayer and penance up to date. The end times will mean nothing to us if we don’t see them. And none of us will know when it will end for each of us.


The Vatican’s official position is that the 3rd secret has already been released. Looking it up, I can’t say it resembles your e-mail. Furthermore, the private revelations (even Fatima) are not considered part of the deposit of faith. (See this section of the CCC.)

I will always promote the Fatima message but this sort of thing is anti Fatima because it moves the mind and discussion away from the basic message of Fatima which is pray the Rosary and the Five Saturday devotions onto debates and discussions that are of no real importance in the salvation of our souls or others. If Our Lady wanted us to know then we would know. What she want’s is that we start taking the correct steps to save souls now.
Every day is a judgement day for someone and everyone will die alone whether it is in a hospital bed or in a Tsunami. So let armagedon come today; next year ; next century focus on yourself and your spiritual development. :slight_smile:

Most of what was said about the three days of darkness, etc. came from a lady by the name of Nancy in Conyers, Georgia. The Blessed Virgin was to have revealed things to her in visions. My parents visited there often. My parents have since pasted and I,m trying to find the litterature my mother had.

I just did a google search using the name and place you’ve cited as keywords. I got a result that pointed to a Nancy Fowler and it doesn’t seem that her “apparitions” have been approved by the Church.

Also, for future reference, these forums have placed a ban on discussions on such unapproved apparitions.


To the OP: Can you tell the address of your e-mail’s sender or was it forwarded it to you by someone?

There seems to be more than one thing going on there.
Mary has never given us a year or date so this discounts it as unture.
There won’t be another world war in the way that we always though with nuclear weapons and such although this doesn’t mean that a weapon won’t be used.

As for the three days of darkness you seem to have extra information added into what you have.


I never heard of her. I knew about the three days of darkness through Padre Pio.


If what you heard, what you read, what you saw about the message of Fatima is from any other source than this, it is most likely wrong, inaccurate, mis-stated, mis-understood, or willfully and maliciously distorted.


there is no need for you to go to questionable websites to find information that has been clearly addressed by the Vatican

since this question is posted here on these forums an average of every 5 minutes, and the results are easily searchable of course there is no need to remind any CAFer except for our dear newcomers that they can find more complete discussions on those past threads.

To the OP: Can you tell the address of your e-mail’s sender or was it forwarded it to you by someone?

it doesn’t have the original address. Its a print out that somehow got mixed in with other literature that we received during our Lent announcement. I asked my catechists if they knew anything about it and they were as confused as I was. My guess is that my son or daughter printed out this nonsense and it got mixed in our stuff.

Not sure why I was buggin out, I know better. :smiley:

Thanks for your responses & God Bless.

Christ is Risen!:thumbsup:

Your thread popped into my mind when we heard
of Osama Bin Ladens death.

Could this be the assasination referred to in your email ?
If OBL was unarmed, then it would be considered
an assasination, right ?
Could this trigger uglier things to come ?

Maybe the dates are to be ignored, because
we were told we would not know the hour or date,
but the other events sound interesting…


HE IS RISEN!!!:harp:

I got the same email as you! The third secret of Fatima has nothing to do with three days of darkness, at least not from the Vatican’s statement of it.

There have been other people who have prophesized ( how do you spell that??) three days of darkness and all the stuff in that email. The only person I know for sure who said this is Anna Maria Taigi. You can google her and find a lot of info. I think maybe Padre Pio also did, but not sure if he was just reiterating what she said.

The third secret is attact on John Paul II.
He survive this attact.

I saw this too… I’m not sure what to think of it. I’ve heard of the 3 days of darkness before, this was prophesied by St Padre Pio and other saints/blesseds, like Anna Maria Taigi, I think. Based on this, I think it’s safe to believe that the 3 days of darkness might occur someday. However, we don’t know when exactly. The part about the nuclear war… I’ve never heard of that anywhere else… what is the source for this? I thought of Obama too… I hope there won’t be nuclear war, I find that frightening because there’s no way to hide from that, and people are not given any time to prepare for their death and receive the last rites etc.

Here’s the prophesy from St Padre Pio:

Padre Pio (1887-1968):

Excerpted from: Translation of a copy of a personal letter written by Padre Pio addressed to the Commission of Heroldsbach appointed by the Vatican which testifies to the truth and reality of these revelations given by Our Lord to Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest of Italy who bore the stigmata.

“My son, My son, I have been longing for this hour in which I again shall reveal to you the great love of My heart… Pray and make reparation to Me. Admonish others to do the same because the time is near at hand in which I shall visit My unfaithful people because they have not heeded the time of My grace. Persevere in prayer, so that your adversary shall have no dominion over you. Tell My people to be prepared at all times, for My judgment shall come upon them suddenly and when least expected – and not one shall escape My hands, I shall find them all! I shall protect the just. Watch the sun and moon and the stars of the Heavens. When they appear to be unduly disturbed and restless, know that the day is not far away. Stay united in prayer and watching until the angel of destruction has passed your doors. Pray that these days will be shortened.” (1949)

"Pray! Make reparation! Be fervent and practice mortifications. Great things are at stake! Pray! Men are running toward the abyss of Hell in great rejoicing and merry-making, as though they were going to a masquerade ball or the wedding feast of the devil himself! Assist Me in the salvation of souls. The measure of sin is filled! The day of revenge, with its terrifying happenings is near – nearer then you can imagine! And the world is seeping in false security! The Divine Judgment shall strike them like a thunderbolt! These Godless and wicked people shall be destroyed without mercy, as were the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorra of old. Yes, I tell you their wickedness was not as great as that of our human race today! (Jan.23, 1950)

“Keep your windows well-covered. Do not look out. Light a blessed candle, which will suffice for many days. Pray the Rosary. Read spiritual books. Make acts of Spiritual Communion, also acts of love, which are so pleasing to Us. Pray with outstretched arms, or prostrate on the ground, in order that many souls may be saved. Do not go outside the house. Provide yourself with sufficient food. The powers of nature shall be moved and a rain of fire shall make people tremble with fear. Have courage! I am in the midst of you.” (Jan. 28, 1950)

"Take care of the animals during these days. I am the creator and preserver of animals as well as man. I shall give you a few signs beforehand, at which time you should place more food before them. I will preserve the property of the elect, including the animals, for they shall be in need of sustenance afterwards as well. Let no one go across the yard, even to feed the animals-he who steps outside will perish! Cover your windows carefully. My elect shall not see My wrath. Have confidence in Me, and I will be your protection.

"Hurricanes of fire will pour forth from the clouds and spread over the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts and earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An uninterrupted rain of fire will take place! It will begin on during a very cold night. All this is to prove that God is the Master of Creation. Those who hope in Me, and believe in My words, have nothing to fear because I will not forsake them, nor those who spread My message. No harm will come to those who are in the state of grace and who seek My Mother’s protection.

"That you may be prepared for these visitations, I will give you the following signs and instructions: The night will be very cold. The wind will roar. After a time thunderbolt will be heard. Lock all the doors and windows. Talk to no one outside the house. Kneel down before a crucifix, be sorry for your sins, and beg My Mothers protection. Do not look during the earthquake, because the anger of God is holy! Jesus does not want us to behold the anger of God, because God’s anger must be contemplated with fear and trembling.

"Those who disregard this advice will be killed instantly. The wind will carry with it poisonous gases which will be diffused over the entire earth. Those who suffer and die innocently will be martyrs and they will be with Me in My Kingdom. Satan will triumph! But in three nights, the earthquake and fire will cease. On the following day the sun will shine again, angels will descend from Heaven and will spread the spirit of peace over the earth. A feeling of immeasurable gratitude will take possession of those who survive this most terrible ordeal, the impending punishment, with which God will visit the earth since creation.
"I have chosen souls in other countries too, such as Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, who have received these revelations so that other countries also may be prepared. Pray Rosary, but pray it well, so that your prayers may reach Heaven. Soon a more terrible catastrophe shall come upon the entire world, such as never before has been witnessed, a terrible chastisement never before experienced!

"How unconcerned men are regarding these things! Which shall so soon come upon them, contrary to all expectations. How indifferent they are in preparing themselves for these unheard of events, through which they will have to pass so shortly! The weight of divine balance has reached the earth! The wrath of My Father shall be poured out over the entire world! I am again warning the world through your instrumentality, as I have so often done heretofore.

"This catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a flash of lightning! At which moment the light of the morning sun shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave the house or look out a window from that moment on. I Myself shall come amidst thunder and lightning. The wicked shall behold My Divine Heart. There shall be great confusion because of this utter darkness in which the entire earth shall be enveloped, and many, many shall die from fear and despair.

"On that day, as soon as complete darkness has set in, no one shall leave the house or look from out of the window. The darkness shall last a day and a night followed by another day and night, and another day-but on the night following, the stars will shine again, and on the next morning the sun shall rise again, and it will be SPRINGTIME!! In the days of darkness, My elect shall not sleep, as did the disciples in the garden. They shall pray incessantly, and they shall not be disappointed in Me. I shall gather My elect. Hell will believe itself to be in possession of the entire earth, but I shall reclaim it.

“Again and again I have warned men, and often have I given them special opportunities to return to the right path; but now, wickedness has reached its climax, and the punishment can no longer be delayed. Tell all that the time has come in which these things shall be fulfilled.” (Feb. 7, 1950)

This is what John Paul II THOUGHT. I for one think he was mistaken because in the third secret it seems as if the Bishop ( probably pope) is killed.

do you have any source for this tired old stuff? how is a revelation made in 1917 dated 1950? And if the 3rd secret (secret, not mystery) was entrusted in the pope, who gave it to you?

To whom are you asking these questions? The original poster or which post?

The “Do not look out the window” and “Everyone else outside will be getting punishment” Sounds a lot like something the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach. Maybe I’m wrong?

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