The topic of this issue of “Knight of the Immaculata” is the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
At Fatima Our Lady revealed to the world her Immaculate Heart and presented the devotion to her Immaculate Heart as the remedy for all evils in our times. She also revealed what this devotion mainly consists of and announced that she would come again to give detailed precisions of her request: “I will come and 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”.
We see that both requests are closely linked: through the devotion of the First Saturdays we obtain the conversion of many people, whilst the consecration of Russia will turn the hearts of this people towards the Immaculate Heart to receive the light of the truth and the graces of Our Lord.
On the 13th of June 1929, in Tuy, Our Lady gave 4 conditions for the consecration of Russia. She requires the Pope:
1. to unite “with all the bishops of the world”
2. to make the consecration
3. of Russia
4. to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
On the 13th of May 1930, Sister Lucia explained further the will of Heaven and added 2 conditions:
5. “a solemn act of reparation and the consecration of Russia to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary”
6. “the promise that upon the ending of this persecution [the persecution of the Church by those following the errors of Russia] he will approve and recommend the practice of the reparatory devotion already described.”
From the time that Sr. Lucia made the Second Secret known in 1942, with its request for the consecration of Russia, various Popes have performed consecrations vaguely similar to the one requested by Our Lady, while still failing to follow her precise wishes.
Unfortunately, the most important points of the message of Fatima were entirely disregarded in the discussions of the Second Vatican Council. At every opportunity, the Council took a diametrically opposite position to that of Fatima. The unequivocal request of the Blessed Virgin to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart was altogether brushed aside by the Council despite the petition of many Council Fathers, because the religious consecration of a nation stood in direct opposition to conciliar themes of religious liberty, secularism, and ecumenism.
After the Second Vatican Council Pope John-Paul II repeatedly accomplished consecrations to Our Lady, however none of them fulfilled even half of the conditions asked for by Our Lady. An exact fulfilment has still not yet been made. Sister Lucia herself affirmed up to 1989 that the consecrations made until then did not correspond to Our Lady’s requests. Indeed, thirty-five years after the last consecration by Pope John-Paul II in 1984, the conversion of Russia promised by the Holy Virgin has still not happened.
Therefore we can state clearly that in spite of all efforts from Rome the last word about Fatima has not yet been said. As long as the consecration of Russia is not yet made according to the requests of Our Lady, the “errors of Russia” will continue to do their work of destruction in the world and in the Church.
Dear Knights, let us do everything that our little and weak hands can do to make Our Lady “known and loved” and to fulfill her dearest wishes. Only then will we be privileged to participate in the joy, when “at the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph”.
Fr. Karl Stehlin
Warsaw, on the 12th of April 2019 (the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady)