Friday, March 18, 2011

Quick notification

Dear friends, due to my busy schedule and technology problems, I have found myself unable to update in a while. Never fear, however; Et Lux in Tenebris Lucet shall be springing to life once more within the near future, with plenty, I am sure, to talk about.

In the meantime, in solidarity with our friends, a great nation, and the world's last empire:

Our Lady of Akita, pray for Japan.


  1. I look forward to reading more. Many thanks.

  2. Sister Lucy in May 1946
    in front of the Chapel of the Aparitions at Fatima

    In a 1957 interview with the Vice-postulator of the Causes of Jacinta and Francisco, Fr. Augustin Fuentes, Sister Lucia made an urgent appeal to the faithful:

    “The good continue in their life of virtue, but without paying any attention to the message of Fatima. Sinners keep following the road of evil, because they fail to see the terrible chastisement that is about to befall them.

    "Believe me, Father, God is going to punish the world, and very soon. The chastisement of heaven is imminent. . . . Our Lady has said repeatedly: Many nations will disappear from the face of the earth, and Russia will be the instrument of heaven’s chastisement for the entire world, unless you obtain the conversion of that poor nation.”

    “Father, the devil is carrying on a decisive battle with the Virgin Mary. He sees that his time is getting short, and he is making every effort to gain as many souls as possible. He wants to get hold of consecrated souls. Our Lady did not tell me that we are living in the last epoch of the world, but she did give me to understand that, firstly, we are going through a decisive battle, at the end of which we will be either of God or of the evil one: there will be no middle way; secondly, that the last means God will give to the world for its salvation are the Holy Rosary and the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and third, when God in His providence is about to chastise the world, He first uses every means to save us, and when He sees we have not made use of them, then He gives us the last anchor of salvation, His Mother.” (5)

    This interview, revealed to the world at a press conference in 1958 by the Vice-postulator Fr. Fuentes, should be a trumpet call to the faithful, announcing to them that the great battle has indeed begun.

    A second piece of evidence is also very much to the point. An even more recent testimony, the Apparitions of Our Lady of Akita in Japan, seem to constitute part of that effort God is making to save us through His Mother. Approved officially in 1984 by the Bishop of the Nigata Diocese after consultation with the Holy See and eight years of study, these apparitions are, as the Bishop himself indicated, basically a repetition of the Fatima Message. Given in Japan by Our Lady on October 13, 1973, a Fatima anniversary date, part of this Message confirms Lucia’s grave warnings:

    “If men do not repent and amend their lives, the Father is going to inflict a terrible chastisement on all mankind. It will be a chastisement more serious than the Deluge, such as no one has ever yet seen. A fire will fall from the heavens and will annihilate a great part of humanity. . . . The only arms which will remain to you then will be the Rosary and the Sign which the Son has left. Pray the Rosary every day for the Pope, the Bishops, and priests. The action of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church ...

    "There will be many in the Church who will accept compromises. The Devil will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. He will rage especially against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of human souls makes me sad. Already the cup overflows…” (6)

    So simple and so stark a warning! The choice for us is clear. Either we offer to God enough “voluntary” reparation for sins and lost souls, or in due time, it will be forcibly required of us through “involuntary” reparation by way of tragic, cataclysmic and apocalypitical sufferings for the human race.