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The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions at Fatima will soon be upon us. The words of the Blessed Virgin Mary bear a special importance for mankind today. (See page 14.) Amongst other things, Our Blessed Mother said to the three children: “Pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices and to pray for them.”
What part does Our Lady play in the history of our salvation? Why has She appeared in so many places in the last 150 years—at Lourdes, La Salette, Kibeho, Rwanda and more recently, in Argentina? (See page 36.) Mary is the ultimate gift Jesus gave us by making Her our Mother before dying on the Cross. Our Lady’s only wish is to do God’s Will: (“Do whatever He tells you”, She told the servants at the wedding in Cana. (John 2:5.) Her only wish is to lead us to Her Son Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
This is what Saint Louis de Montfort, a great saint from France whose death we celebrate the 300th Anniversary in 2016 (see p. 4) had understood. In his Treatise on the True Devotion to Mary, St Louis-Marie de Montfort explains the importance of being consecrated to Mary. (See p. 12.) Louis Even, the founder of MICHAEL, inherited his devotion to Mary from St Louis-Marie de Montfort.
Louis Even reminds us that it was the will of Divine Providence that Social Credit be conceived by C.H. Douglas in 1917, the year the Apparitions took place at Fatima. (See p. 24.) Our Lady’s message to the three shepherds gave a spiritual solution against Communism that would spread its errors throughout the world if we did not amend ourselves. Social Credit is a temporal solution, a technical solution against Communism, that turns each citizen into a true capitalist, a co-owner of the natural resources and progress. Upon finding Social Credit, Louis Even exclaimed: “This is a light upon my path”. The same words are spoken today by those who attend our study sessions in Rougemont. (See p. 22.) The next session in French will be held July 21-29 (simultaneous translation into English available), and a session in English only on August 21-27. Money is nothing more than an instrument of exchange and distribution. (See p. 20.)
In His infinite Mercy, God also manifests Himself in the Holy Eucharist (see p. 42) and through the angels, especially St. Michael. (See p. 38.)
The message conveyed by the Gospel and by the Church’s teachings is demanding (see p. 34), but if this message followed the spirit of the world, the Church would no longer be the Church of Christ. (See p. 19.)
Yet, in spite of all the threats that hang over the world today—wars, economic crises, attacks on the family—Our Lady made a promise at Fatima that fills us with hope: “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph.” During his pilgrimage, on May 13, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI concluded his homily with these words: “May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the Apparitions hasten the fulfilment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity.”