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Solzhenitsyn on Russia and the West

There are moves afoot to whip up the old Cold War angst and anger and to resurrect enmity towards Russia. Liberals in the West, outraged at Russia’s resistance to their decadent agenda, are caricaturing Russia as an enemy of Western “values”…

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Fatima – 100 Years 13th May 1917 – 13th May 2017

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth and tender Mother of men, in accordance with thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to thee myself, my brethren, my country and the whole human race. Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us as It has reigned and triumphed in thee.

Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity; in joy and in sorrow; in health and in sickness; in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and our hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like thee. We want to atone for the many sins committed against Jesus and thee. We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.

Therefore, we now promise to imitate thy virtues by the practice of a Christian life without regard to human respect. We resolve to receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday of every month and to offer thee five decades of the Rosary each day together with our sacrifices in a spirit of reparation and penance.

Amen.

Fatima Priest

“Today is the second anniversary of Father Gruner’s passing, on April 29, 2015. Our hearts are still filled with warm affection for this most zealous priest of Jesus Christ, as well as with gratitude and admiration for his tireless labors in the Fatima Apostolate which was his life’s work.

So profoundly like his Divine Master (Whom in the Litany of the Holy Name we call the great Lover of our souls, “Lover of Us”), Father Gruner enriched us all, having poured himself with boundless generosity in the service of the Church, without regard to personal costs. And he did endure tremendous difficulties and persecution for our sake, in order to faithfully announce to us Our Lady of Fatima’s undiluted Message. With the rarest courage, Father Gruner refused to take the course of a self-preserving hireling, being determined like the Apostle Paul not to hold back anything that was needful to us (Acts 20:20), although loving us the more, he was too often (in so many cases and through so many calumnies) loved the less (2 Cor. 12:15).

With our own lives and souls still in the balance, we continue to rely on Father Gruner’s prayers that the Pope and bishops will at last heed Our Lady of Fatima’s requests for the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, and for the promotion of the First Saturday reparatory devotions, before the worst of Her dire prophetic warnings — the annihilation of nations, overtaking countless souls in an unprovided death — comes to pass.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.”