Francis of Mary of the Angels
JOHN PAUL I
THE POPE OF THE SECRET
translated by Timothy P Johnson
Front cover: Pope John Paul I.
(photo Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis)
A few days after his election to the sovereign
pontificate, John Paul I would confide to Mgr Pierre Canisius van Lierde, his
Vicar General for Vatican City, “You see, Monsignor, I’m always smiling but,
believe me, deep down I suffer.”
(Osservatore Romano, 8 October 1978)
It is a grace to know and penetrate the mysterious visions of the Third Secret of Fatima which, in biblical figures, are like a parable of the events we are living through.
“The Bishop dressed in white”, the good shepherd whom the three little shepherds saw, on 13 July 1917, climbing up to the Cross there to be put to death, corresponds so well to our Albino Luciani. With profound joy we discover his growing devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, right up to the time of his providential conversation, in July 1977, at the Carmel of Coimbra, with Sister Lucy, who there revealed to him his vocation…
Scandalous, on the other hand, is the opposition of Popes John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II to the demands of Our Lady, even going so far as to falsify the thinking of Heaven’s messenger from 1989. Her negative judgements on the acts of consecration of the world pronounced by John Paul II are here confirmed by wholly reliable witnesses.
One will also discover in this book, thanks to previously unpublished documents, the “secret” that explains President Salazar’s victorious struggles and perseverance: he had received, from the seer of Fatima, a heavenly message on “divine politics” in the Land of Holy Mary.
Sister Lucy’s correspondence, when placed in context and set in relation with the themes of the Secret, allows us to discover the riches of her souls. It is always sanctifying to read her salutary warnings. What zeal! As for her last book, Apelos da mensagem de Fatima, published on 8 December 2000, it was officially presented as her “testament”. But is this really so? That is a question we will attempt to answer.
Certainly Sister Lucy manifests by her virtues, notably her heroic humility and patience, that she is an authentic messenger of Heaven: her revelations are divine, and we shall see the marvellous promises of Our Lady fulfilled.
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