Today marks the 99th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima. Why is this significant?
May 13, 2016 A.D.
Today marks the 99th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima. Why is this significant? Three reasons are presented here that A Friend of Medjugorje has often written about over the past several years.
1. The Hundred Year Reign of satan. On December 26, 1982, Medjugorje visionary, Mirjana, experienced a satanic vision in which satan appeared to her as a young man, in her bedroom, while her door was locked. He told her that he would give her everything in the world if she would only renounce Our Lady. It took all the strength of her will to resist his power and call out to Our Lady. Immediately when she did so, satan vanished and Our Lady appeared. Then Our Lady said to her:
On October 13, 1884, Pope Leo XIII had a prophetic vision in which he was shown the same thing—that satan had approached the throne of God and boasted that he could destroy the Church. God granted satan a century in which his powers were increased. From this vision, Pope Leo wrote the Prayer to St. Michael and requested it to be recited by the faithful at the end of every Mass. Within the vision, it was also prophesied that Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart would triumph over satan’s efforts.
Over the past several decades, many have pondered exactly when the 100 years of satan’s reign began. Many believed that the century began and ended with the 20th century, January 1, 1900 to December 31, 2000. Yet, in Medjugorje on the Eve of the New Year and the New Millennium, Our Lady called Marija up Apparition Mountain at midnight, and said:
January 1, 2001
Our founder questioned Marija after she received this message, saying that he had thought that satan had already been unchained and we were waiting for him to finally get chained up. Marija said that, no, satan had just been on a very long leash but that it was true that Our Lady said he is now completely unchained. With this knowledge, as the new century progressed, it became more evident that the century given to satan quite possibly did not begin until the advent of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima, May 13, 1917. If that is so, then today marks the first day of the last year of satan’s reign.
2. Through Medjugorje the secrets of Fatima are being fulfilled. Our Lady said on August 25, 1991 that Medjugorje is the fulfillment of what She began in Fatima.
Saint John Paul the Great said on several occasions that Medjugorje is the continuation and fulfillment of Fatima. If we have entered into the final year of satan’s reign, we would expect to see a great aggressiveness on his part to advance his plans before Our Lady’s triumph comes. Our Lady’s messages in Medjugorje are becoming more serious and Her warnings more frequent while we can see all around the world evidence that satan, indeed, is doing everything he can to press his advantage to bring about his [satan’s] kingdom on earth.
3. The Extraordinary Year of Mercy. It can be no coincidence that the Holy Father was inspired to call for this Extraordinary Year of Mercy so that as great as many souls as possible can be saved in this time leading up to the new time we will be entering soon—anticipating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s anniversary of Fatima, May 13, 2017. God did not leave us at the mercy of satan when he allowed satan to have power over this century. To balance the scales, God proclaimed that He would:
• Give the Virgin Mary extraordinary graces to win souls to Her Son—which would include Her special presence in apparitions on earth
• He would raise up many saints unlike anything the Church has seen before
• He would grant His mercy to a depth that has never been seen before
We have seen the manifestation of all three of these promises, especially over the past several decades, which gives even more credence to seeing that the century of satan is coming to a close.
The Holy Scripture and Our Lady in Medjugorje both warn us that “we cannot know the time and the hour” but, we can look and see the signs of the times, and are in fact encouraged to do so. Our Lady just recently repeated these words to us.
May 2, 2016
We are being given opportunities like no other time in Church history to prepare our hearts for the coming time that promises to be unlike anything man has ever experienced before that will lead to the triumph of Our Lady’s heart and the new springtime of the Church, drawing all men to the Heart of Our Lady’s Son, Jesus. In his epistle, 30 Years of Apparitions, A Friend of Medjugorje prophesied the following:
We will see three very important things happen in the future.
There will be a great moment of radical
conversion all across the earth.
There will be a great division
of man across all the earth.
For the converted, one’s sole focus in life
will be the conversion of the pagan.
The first event of instant radical conversion will come through an extraordinary grace granted because of the years of Our Lady praying and Her constant intercession before God’s throne. This grace will be released and sweep as a tsunami across the world. The world will be given knowledge of God, will experience His love, and will be given an invitation to give oneself over to Him. From the depraved reprobate to the elect, all will be confronted with the true reality of God which will correct man’s faulty beliefs about God and what man believes God to be.
The second event will be a separation between those who accept God in the light of Truth and those who reject the irrefutable graces in favor of being lovers of vice, sin, hate, etc.
Thirdly, nothing in the lives of the converted will supersede the urge, the yearning, the unquenchable desire to convert the remaining pagans, even those who will call themselves Christians, but who will still cling to pagan ways. They may be among our families or those who are enemies to Christ and His followers. You will be consumed by this fire in your heart to witness and convert the heathens, even at the cost of your life. Our Lady therefore said,
April 2, 2010
What is important in this time…this period of an interval…is to accept everything Our Lady schools us in. Her words are the only theology one needs to navigate through to the future. When these apparitions are completed, the message will be in fullness, the most God can give through private revelation, to bring alive in us public revelation in helping us to incorporate the Word into every moment of life. The Word will revive in us when Our Lady’s words will be transformed into every moment of our lives. Our Lady said:
December 25, 1989
Why? Because these messages are for today’s man to help him understand the Bible—Biblical truths that many Christians shut their eyes to. Our Lady said:
November 2, 2006
It is why Our Lady will never again come back to earth, as now, the fullness of Fatima and Medjugorje type apparitions is being manifested. These six visionaries can see Our Lady, touch Our Lady, and can speak back and forth freely with Our Lady, in an exchanged conversation. Never again will these types of apparitions come again to the earth. This is the last.
May 2, 1982
These apparitions, therefore, are the final ones, they are the most important, they are all that man will ever need to come to know and to witness Jesus Christ to the world.
A Friend of Medjugorje
From 30 Years of Apparitions
Today is a good day to reflect upon the times in which we are living and to “observe well the signs of the times.” A Friend of Medjugorje has written extensively about this coming time over the years. Below are several links to just a few of his writings on these topics that will increase your understanding of the importance of answering Our Lady’s call in this time we are living.
For those who are completing the 54-Day Rosary Novena in preparation to go through the Holy Doors to obtain the Jubilee Indulgence, we are united with you in our desire to give our hearts to Our Lady to be ready in whatever capacity She desires to use us. O Come Holy Spirit.
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