I never kept copies of the things I wrote for my priests. It was a matter of discipline as we discerned these matters. One priest has acted as keeper of the archives. (He showed me his file two years ago at Christmas and I was startled at how thick it was). He has been kind enough to send me PDF scans of some of my original letters. At the bottom of this post is a link to the PDF scan of my original letter to him on this matter, dated July 7, 2000, shortly after the Vatican had released the text of the Third Secret of Fatima. In that letter, I gave him my interpretation of the secret, written on June 28, 2000. It went beyond what the Vatican’s official interpretation was, but did not contradict it. I did not know this through a vision, but as soon as I read the text I recognized it for the fullness of it because of my awkward straddle between this world and the next. I took full responsibility for what I wrote. But after I wrote and sent it, I was told by my heavenly visitors that in future ages, it would become one of the most cherished and important documents in Church history. (That caused me to write an additional copy for each of the priests in my own hand.)
Keep in mind that in my first intensely instructional vision, back in March of 1993, one of the things I was told was that Fatima was at the center of everything and I must learn about it. That was the first time I ever became consciously aware of Fatima. Here then, is the text of the secret itself followed by the text of my interpretation. At the bottom is a link to a PDF copy of my original letter to the priest. As I mentioned, I hand-wrote several copies. I also print the text of my interpretation that you don’t have to struggle through my handwriting. If you do read the PDF, the pilgrimage I speak of is not the one I went on a few years ago. My then 14-year-old son went to World Youth Day in Rome with a group and then spent a week in Israel with the same group visiting sites of the Holy Land – and it is his pilgrim journey to Rome I speak of. I also note in the text of the letter that he would not see this popping up on any of the dissident websites that were in an uproar at the time. Now, 14 years later, it finally appears – but this website is neither goofy nor dissident, if I do say so, myself, so I think we are still good. And the good padre monitors me to make sure I keep steady. Again, the link at the bottom in blue is entitled, “Fatima Secret” and will take you to the original letter.
THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA
VATICAN CITY, JUN 26, 2000 (VIS) – Given below is the complete translation of the original Portuguese text of the third part of the secret of Fatima, revealed to the three shepherd children at Cova da Iria-Fatima on July 13, 1917, and committed to paper by Sr. Lucia on January 3, 1944:
“I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.
“After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!’. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it’ a Bishop dressed in White ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.”
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“ The angel with the sword is the angel of God’s justice. The fire proceeding from the sword is what humanity has merited, especially in this horrible century. Our Lord is offended by many things, but nothing so much as the general indifference and contempt with which we have treated His mother. But it is her constant intercession and pleadings on our behalf which restrains God’s justice.
“The assassination attempt against John Paul II and its timing identify him as the pope of Fatima, but it is not the point of this secret. The ascent up the hill represents this pope’s particular mission. The city which lies half in ruins is Christianity, half of which no longer believes in God, but says Jesus was merely a good moral teacher. The corpses he meets and prays for on his way are those who, though they breathe, are spiritually dead. The cross at the top of the hill is the end of the pope’s mission on earth. It represents both his triumph and his death to this world. He kneels before it offering his work to Christ. It is after this triumph that the terror begins. It is the body of the pope’s work that the soldiers fire at. That they are in uniform shows that it is an organized effort. These are the legions who have given themselves over to Satan. But the pope has his legions, as well. They are the priests and bishops and religious who joined themselves to him and followed him on his way. They will be true champions for Christ as the battle is joined. Prominent among them will be some of the dead souls – the corpses – reborn to spiritual life through the pope’s prayers.”