A friend of mine owns a Catholic bookstore and gave me a box of books and pamphlets she had laying around her store.
Last night while going through some of this stuff, I came across a pamphlet from a group called “The Fatima Network” it was a compilation of 10 questions regarding the request of the Virgin Mary (to three little shephard children at Fatima) that Russia be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart, but that this consecration never “really” took place. According to this organization, this Consecration to the Blessed Virgin was never done “correctly” back in 1984.
According to the seer Lucia, the Blessed Virgin said this in a vision back in 1917:
**“The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make, and to order that in union with him and at the same time, all the bishops of the world make the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart.” **
This organization claims that because this had never been executed as the Blessed Virgin requested, that this is the reason for the world’s immorality and rampant evil - and that since the “alledged” consecration, only 300,000 Russians have converted to Catholicism in 16 years.
They go on to say that the fall of Communism in Russia had no impact at all since Catholicism is widely persecuted in Russia and that Islam, Buddhist, Judaism, and other religions are widely accepted. The organization recounts the fact that when the Virgin Mary asked for Mexico to be consecrated to Her - 8 million people converted in 9 years and that this is the proof that Russia had never been consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart as She requested.
This had me very upset all night. I do not understand why the Pope and Bishops would not consecrate Russia to the Virgin Mary as She requested. And why would it take the Church so long to do it afterall? The visions were in 1917. Why would the Pope finally do it, rather shabbily in 1984?
Can anyone set my heart at ease with this one? I’m very upset about it - especially with terrorism on the brink of trying to destroy the world and with the Virgin Mary prophesying that many “nations will be annililated” if this consecration is not carried out…