After showing the three shepherd children a vision of hell (the “First Secret” of Fatima) Our Lady told them that many souls would be saved from damnation if people embraced devotion to her Immaculate Heart. Mary said, ““You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If people do what I am going to tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.” The Blessed Virgin Mary then revealed to them the “Second Secret”: “The war is going to end [World War I]; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse war will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light [this happened in the Fall of 1938], know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions against the Church and against the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.” How many Catholics even realize that the “errors of Russia”, and not just communism but above all revolution and rebellion against God and the moral order he established, have indeed spread throughout the world, including America and Europe. The enemies of Christ today control all the “choke points” of western culture – the media, entertainment industry, publishing, fashion, arts, education, finance, and even control US and NATO foreign policy. They promote immorality in order to morally weaken and more easily manipulate and control the masses, and they thrive on endless war, and even talk about the need for a third world war in order to take total control of the world. Don’t be fooled by what you see on TV, be it the “liberal” CNN or the “conservative” Fox News. Don’t believe the enemies of truth when they speak of seeking to promote peace, freedom, and democracy while they commit mass murder around the world while they corrupt, oppress, and impoverish us. Believe instead the words of Our Lady of Fatima, who promised us the gift of “an era of peace” if only we heed her requests. And those are: 1. Renouncing sin and making reparation for our sins (and even those of others) by offering up our daily trials and crosses as a sacrifice to God rather than complaining about them; 2. Praying the Rosary every day while meditating on the mysteries; 3. Going to confession and Mass and receiving holy communion on the First Saturday of every month, or at least for five months (See “Reparation for the sins commited against the Immaculate Heart of Mary” at http://www.knightsoftheholyrosary.net/home-1/fatima-rosary/); and 4. Pray daily the Fatima prayers, and offer up prayers and sacrifices for priests, bishops, and the pope, and pray that the pope will fulfill Our Lady’s request to consecrate Russia, in union with all the bishops, to her Immaculate Heart, which will bring about the conversion of that nation as well as an era of peace. Many people think that the consecration has already been done as requested. Even Pope John Paul II admitted publicly that it still needs to be done. We will talk about this important subject, as well as the “Third Secret of Fatima”, in our next article, and hopefully that will be soon.