The Prophecies of Sister Elena Aliello…

The Prophecies of Sister Elena Aliello…


The Sorrowful Madonna speaks: “People pay no attention to my motherly warnings, and thus the world is falling headlong evermore into an abyss of iniquity. Nations shall be convulsed by terrible disasters, causing destruction and death.

“Russia, spurred on by Satan, will seek to dominate the whole world and, by bloody revolutions, will propagate her false teachings throughout all the nations, especially in Italy. The Church will be persecuted and the Pope and the priests shall suffer much.”

Sister Elena Aiello speaks: “Oh, what a horrible vision I see! A great revolution is going on in Rome! They are entering the Vatican. The Pope is all alone; he is praying. They are holding the Pope. They take him by force. They knock him down to the floor. They are tying him. Oh, God! Oh God! They are kicking him. What a horrible scene! How dreadful!”

“Our Blessed Mother is drawing near. Like corpses those evil men fall down to the floor. Our Lady helps the Pope to his feet and, taking him by the arm, she covers him with her mantle saying: ‘Fear not!’

“Flagstaffs (flying the Red flag over St. Peter’s dome and elsewhere) collapse, and power is gone out of the clubs of those evil brutes. These atheists are ever shouting: ‘We don’t want God to rule over us; we want Satan to be our master!’

Our Blessed Mother speaks again: “My daughter, Rome will not be saved, because the Italian rulers have forsaken the Divine Light and because only a few people really love the Church. But the day is not far off when all the wicked shall perish, under the tremendous blows of Divine Justice.” 


In April 2011, Pope Benedict XVI approved the petition allowing for the Beatification of Venerable Elena Aiello. She was declared Blessed on September 14, 2011 (Feast of the Exaultation of the Holy Cross) at 17.30 in Piazza dei Bruzi in Cosenza, Italy. The proclamation of the Blessed was made by Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, along with Archbishop of Cosenza/Bisignano, His Excellency Salvatore.   Click Source to read the entire article.


Are these prophecies, which are so clearly complementary to the Fatima prophecies, coming true before our very eyes?  Image

Comments (42)

  • catholicconvert1

    I would argue that whilst they do bear strong similarities with the prophecies of Our Lady of Fatima, they also bear strong similarities with other important Marian apparitions, not least at La Salette and Quito.

    Sister Aiello:

    “People pay no attention to my motherly warnings, and thus the world is falling headlong evermore into an abyss of iniquity. Nations shall be convulsed by terrible disasters, causing destruction and death”.

    “These atheists are ever shouting: ‘We don’t want God to rule over us; we want Satan to be our master”!

    “Oh, what a horrible vision I see! A great revolution is going on in Rome! They are entering the Vatican. The Pope is all alone; he is praying. They are holding the Pope. They take him by force. They knock him down to the floor. They are tying him. Oh, God! Oh God! They are kicking him. What a horrible scene! How dreadful!”

    “Our Blessed Mother is drawing near. Like corpses those evil men fall down to the floor. Our Lady helps the Pope to his feet and, taking him by the arm, she covers him with her mantle saying: ‘Fear not”!

    “Russia, spurred on by Satan, will seek to dominate the whole world and, by bloody revolutions, will propagate her false teachings throughout all the nations, especially in Italy. The Church will be persecuted and the Pope and the priests shall suffer much.”

    La Salette:

    “My Son will make his power manifest! Paris, this city soiled by all kinds of crimes, will perish infallibly. Marseilles will be destroyed in a little time. When these things arrive, the disorder will be complete on the earth, the world will be given up to its impious passions”.

    “If, when you say to the people what I have said to you so far, and what I will still ask you to say, if, after that, they do not convert, (if they do not do penance, and they do not cease working on Sunday, and if they continue to blaspheme the Holy Name of God), in a word, if the face of the earth does not change, God will be avenged against the people ungrateful and slave of the demon”.


    “If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world”.

    “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”.


    “I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…. the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of customs (morals)….

    “They will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times! It will be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, and also that of Confirmation…

    “As for the Sacrament of Matrimony… it will be attacked and deeply profaned… The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of the Faith will gradually be extinguished… Added to this will be the effects of secular education, which will be one reason for the dearth of priestly and religious vocations”.

    Our Lady never lies, and the visions received by Sr. Aiello are completely in synch with prior Marian apparitions which concern moral corruption, the decline of religion, attacks on the Holy Father and the Holy Mother Church, as well as Russia spreading its vices. These apparitions received by Sr Aiello are not Satanic in origin like at Garabandal, due to the names given by Sister Aiello, when she refers to Christ, The Blessed Virgin and The Holy Father in a reverent way, unlike at Garabandal.

    Yet again, as with Akita, this is but another warning for the World to accept the true Church, submit to the Vicar of Christ. It is another warning for the Church also, to obey Our Lady’s commands.

    March 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm
    • Josephine

      Catholic Convert,

      That’s a great summary of the prophecies. Thank you.

      I agree Sr Aiello (who I have never heard of before) is completely in synch with the previous apparitions on this subject. It’s her words about Russia that send a shiver, though. How amazing is that?

      March 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm
    • editor

      Catholic Convert,

      Thanks for that very interesting post, with key quotes to remind us of the similarities between the prophecies of Sister Aliello and other Marian prophecies.
      They make amazing-through-to-chilling reading. Except, it seems, for those wearing mitres.

      March 23, 2014 at 11:33 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Much has been written about Fatima and The Third Secret has it been revealed I doubt it. One thing is for certain and it doesn’t require any prophet to tell mankind we are on borrowed time. The defenit ones are the politicians the blind leading the blind who talk about Global Warming and such things. As realists we know mankind is on the brink and the only way out is through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ never has sufficient to the evil of today been more reverent.

    March 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm
    • Josephine


      I don’t think the real problem is the politicians. If the popes and bishops had done what they were supposed to do, there wouldn’t have been this crisis.

      March 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm
  • 3littleshepherds

    This excerpt from a Bernard Janzen interview with Malachi Martin has been making the rounds.
    Fr. Martin says,
    “Now as regards the mystery of Fatima it still stands, so Russia is within the plans. Why? That would take me too far afield into papal secrets, why Russia and Kiev are involved in the final solution of this problem, but they are. They are part-and-parcel and it’s really God’s choice. I wouldn’t have chosen the Russians or Kiev or the East for salvation but salvation is to come from the East for us all.”

    March 23, 2014 at 9:06 pm
    • editor


      Interesting that Fr Martin mentions Kiev, given current events – that’s a new one on me.

      March 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm
      • 3littleshepherds

        The Kiev part is very interesting. There’s also a quote from Fr. Martin from a long interview on April 18, 1996. I can’t find a recording for it and I don’t know who the interviewer is but anyway here’s a quote:

        What’s Russia’s role in the Vision of Fatima?

        Malachi Martin:

        Russia’s role in the Vision of Fatima is very important because if we’re to believe the Vision of Fatima, salvation for the world, the cure for the world ills, will start in the Ukraine and in Russia, and that was why the Virgin in the Fatima vision of 1917 was supposed to have spoken actively about Russia and that Russia first of all has to be cured of her errors and then she will help the entire world to get better and to cure itself of its sins. It’s a very bizarre message in that sense because one would have said that salvation was going to come from the West as we always think because we are Westerners, but no, according to the message of Fatima, salvation will come from the East, and particularly, from Ukraine and from the State of Russia itself, which is extraordinary.

        March 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm
  • 3littleshepherds

    Another interesting comment is from Neues Europa. I know they published some fake Third Secret in 1963. Malachi Martin said it wasn’t the Secret he read but that it contained some elements of the true secret.
    Anyway this is supposed to be a follow up to that 1963 article. I haven’t read the original in Neues Europa so I can’t say how accurate it is. Here’s the quote:

    November 1, 1963, Neues Europa:

    In the last edition of Neues Europa, we stated formally that the text we published there of the third message of Fatima constituted only an extract of it which is known in diplomatic circles. The most important part, the quintessence of the revelations of the Mother of God was unavailable to us. In this case it concerns words of the Holy Virgin predicting events that will take place at Rome and that will happen to the Vatican and the papacy at the dawn of judgment day, when humanity will be delivered to the divine chastisement.

    The passage related to it, and which forms the basis and conclusion of the third prediction of Fatima, was integrally detached from it and remains a state secret of the Vatican, until a new order is given.

    We know, however, what is said in the passage in question. It is related to the future of the Holy See and all the institutions attached to it. All the Vatican circles which were solicited to reveal the authentic text of this passage have categorically refused to make any kind of pronouncement on this subject.

    This intransigent attitude of Vatican diplomacy is the result of formal instructions emanating from Pope Paul VI who decided that neither the wording of the third message of Fatima nor its principal part would be made accessible, for the moment, to public knowledge. Such a papal prohibition can only increase in a very considerable proportion the interest attributed, up to the present, to the affair of Fatima.

    At what period will the Pope judge it opportune to lift this prohibition? Nobody knows.

    Theoretically this restriction can cease tomorrow, but it could equally well remain in force for a more or less long period of time. The political situation at the world level will decide, according to its favorable or unfavorable evolution. But here and now it is certain that the third message of Fatima will be communicated in full and without any omission to the entire world, when the needs and the seriousness of the hour demand it.

    March 23, 2014 at 9:22 pm
  • Burt

    Dear Editor,

    This ‘visionary’ is a new one on me but I am interested to know why you give it more credence than you recently gave Garabandal?
    I was quite young when that was going on but I do remember it as the first thing that made me aware of the crisis that is occurring in the Church.

    My late father got a delivery of magazines published by a priest from Fresno, California who had formed an apostulate promoting the messages and warnings of Garabandal. Divine Love Magazine it was called. I remember dad telling us that the postman gave him a quizzical look as he handed over the bundle which had the the Divine Love sticker on the brown paper wrapping.

    Dad used to leave copies in the porch of our parish to help spread the awareness of the messages, and warnings. I remember that there were messages that fashions and the way women were dressing will offend Our Lord. It upset a few parishioners at the time and went down like a lead balloon for a few. Well it was the days when the mini skirt just came on the scene.

    Dad, who at first tried to make sense of the Novus Ordo, eventually saw it as a betrayal.

    During Pope JP2’s he took to writing to him and then Cardinal Ratzinger especially concerned that the word ‘All’ instead of ‘Many’ during the consecration may have invalidated the Mass!
    Who knows what input my dad had on Pope Benedict to actually deal with that?

    I am just saying that the messages of Garabandal were just before the new mass was foisted on us. Especially the message warning that many cardinals, bishops and priests were going to lead souls into perdition.

    I always found it quite in keeping with Fatima myself. Further than that it also left no doubt about the apostasy would occur and the fact that it all occurred during that Second Vatican Council seems to me quite relevant.

    I have no doubt that Medj is a diabolical hoax by the way.

    March 24, 2014 at 11:34 am
    • Fidelis


      Sr Elena was beatified by Pope Benedict so I think that puts it in a different category from Garabandal..

      The following statement is at the beginning of the article and if God was thinking this in 1954, what must he be thinking now?

      “Men have become ungrateful to My Sacred Heart, and abusing My Mercy, have transformed the earth into a scene of crime’.”

      Now that all the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance are legitimised (even the acceptance of a minimum wage instead of a living wage) I think the time must be close when God will act. The way Russia is behaving now also convinces me that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement, as warned at Fatima.

      March 24, 2014 at 11:52 am
      • Frankier

        To be honest, I don’t see Russia acting any worse than Britain and America.

        Even Alex Salmonds has laws now that were condemned over sixty years ago when the communists were in full steam ahead.

        March 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm
      • 3littleshepherds

        Mr Putin doesn’t seem any worse but he sure has moved towards the Orthodox Faith. If he were to take over Catholic countries would he impose Orthodoxy? The practising Orthodox think it is the true Faith so why wouldn’t they try to impose it?

        March 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm
      • Frankier

        3 LS

        I don’t suppose the Orthodox Faith would be any worse than what we have now. At least we could get the incense back.

        In this country you can now be jailed for, in the words of the self-confessed liberal Catholic MSP Roseanna Cunningham, “aggressively making the sign of the cross”,

        If you wish to know what that means you would have to ask the liberal lady herself since she was one of the token Catholics who helped instigate the new law in Scotland, mainly to catch other Catholics of a certain persuasion, including myself.

        I may be wrong but I really don`t think Putin would jail you for blessing yourself, aggressively or otherwise.

        March 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm
      • editor


        Putin isn’t bothered about who blesses what – he couldn’t care less but please do not be fooled by his apparent devotion to Christianity. This is a man who acts like a gangster when it suits – he’s ordered the execution of journalists e.g. and for the life of me I just cannot take seriously this sudden love affair with Christianity.

        And, although I know you speak tongue in cheek when you say “I don’t suppose the Orthodox Faith would be any worse than what we have now…” I feel I must state the obvious, which is that what we have now is the one, true Church of Christ. Thus, we would be one heck of a lot worse off than we are now, were Putin to impose his false religion on us.

        The fact that we are currently suffering through an horrendous crisis, prophesied at Fatima (and Quito and Akita…) does not change the fact that were any other religion, including Orthodoxy, to be imposed upon us, we would be duty bound to resist to the death.

        Let’s hope we are never called upon so to do, but please do not rely on media reports of Putin’s alleged devotion to Christianity. He is using that, as he uses all else, to advance his own diabolical agenda.

        March 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm
      • Frankier

        Does Putin’s followers know that he is at the kidding and that auld nick is pulling his strings?

        If they don`t, then he will have a bit of explaining to do when they ask him about his “conversion”

        At least we can throw it back in his atheist followers` faces that he believes in God (unless they are in on the act) in the same way the pro-abortionists are using the Pope`s utterances to suit their agenda.

        I have still as much time for him though than any of the western leaders and Alex Salmond, the glorified councillor.

        That doesn’t mean that I am all that fond of him either but at least he is the devil you know.

        March 25, 2014 at 5:26 pm
      • Frankier


        If you tried to get Faith of Our Fathers sung in church now you would be in danger of getting lynched from you own kind.

        I don’t suppose the words about being true till death are still included.

        March 25, 2014 at 5:31 pm
      • editor


        Actually, I believe Faith of our Fathers IS still sung in some of the diocesan parishes – occasionally. What you will NEVER hear is the rousing “God bless our Pope” And these days, you won’t be surprised to hear, I’m not complaining about that one bit 😀

        March 25, 2014 at 11:27 pm
      • bededog

        I agree that Russia is acting no worse than Britain and America. Just look at the range of NATO bases in the former Soviet states – and all pointing at Russia. A Western promise was broken when these were established. I think Russia is rediscovering her Orthodox faith and needs our prayers and not our condemnations.

        March 24, 2014 at 11:12 pm
      • editor


        Why, then, did Our Lady identify Russia as the one nation in the world that God wished to have consecrated to her Immaculate Heart – otherwise she would continue to “spread her errors”?

        That Russia is “rediscovering her Orthodox faith” is nothing to be pleased about. The Orthodox Church is schismatic. That is NOT pleasing to God and no Catholic should think otherwise.

        Sister Lucia told us that Our Lady has promised the conversion of “that poor nation” if the Pope obeys her instruction to consecrate,

        Whether or not Russia is thought to be acting no worse than Britain or America (wouldn’t be difficult) is neither here nor there. That’s not the issue.

        I hope I’m misunderstanding (and apologise in advance if so!) but right now it seems to me that you are saying (as so many others have said, notably certain alleged Fatima apostolates) that really Our Lady didn’t understand the finer politics of it all or she wouldn’t have asked for the Russian consecration and Russia’s doing just fine, thank you very much, without it.

        The countries of the west, notably UK and USA are certainly lost causes. Personally, I cannot think of a single politician I would trust to spell the word “truth” let alone tell it. The fact is, however, that Russia has been named by Our Lady in the circumstances outlined at Fatima and again by Sr Elena, if we are to believe those apparitions, and so we must prepare, in the face of the faithless hierarchy, including the upper hierarchy, for Russia to be that long forewarned instrument of chastisement. That’s not “condemnation” – it’s just a fact.

        March 24, 2014 at 11:23 pm
      • crofterlady

        Hear hear editor, spot on. “Russia is “rediscovering her Orthodox faith” is nothing to be pleased about.”. Indeed. Well said! What a load of nonsense.

        March 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm
      • editor


        What’s this “spot on, editor”? You looking for ANOTHER pay rise? Gerragrip wummin!

        March 25, 2014 at 11:29 pm
      • 3littleshepherds

        There’s a video of Cardinal Capovilla on YouTube talking about the Third Secret I think it was made last year. He read the Secret with Pope John XXIII and I think he had said in the past that it spoke of a manifestation of the supernatural (Fr. Martin says several times it warns of 3 days of darkness). But in this current video Cardinal Capovilla says his memory is not perfect and he can’t reconstruct the Secret but that he doesn’t know of another part that hasn’t been released, that there could be one somewhere but that he doesn’t know it. Then he explains that to him the conversion spoken of at Fatima means a conversion to “Christianity”.

        I don’t think so!

        March 25, 2014 at 1:30 am
      • 3littleshepherds

        Here’s the link to the video.

        What will all the believers in Religious Liberty and Ecumenism do if Russia does take over their countries? Will they resist Orthodoxy if it’s forced upon them?

        March 25, 2014 at 2:31 am
      • bededog

        Thanks for your comprehensive reply. No, I dont think Our Lady got it wrong about Russia but at the time she said it wasn’t Russia a communist country – or just about to become one? When I said about Russia rediscovering her orthodox faith I just meant that she was now changing from the communist state. I don’t hold a brief for Russia – I just can not bear to see Russia demonised when ‘we’ are just as bad if not worse. I think we should still keep praying for the consecration of Russia.

        March 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm
      • Josephine


        I remember reading something, I think it was Fr Gruner, which said Russia was still a Communist country but was keen on the appearance of turning democratic. I tried to find it on Google a few minutes ago but found this instead

        One of the points it makes is that Putin has never officially resigned from the Communist Party and he was a KGB agent.

        Also Russia has not stopped being a military power since the supposed fall of Communism and I think world domination is still the aim.

        I don’t think we should feel sorry for Putin – I think he’s a most devious man, although I agree the other western leaders are just as bad.

        March 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm
      • editor


        It’s not about “demonising” Russia. Russia is intent on world domination. That is a fact. The whole thing about Russia no longer being Communist is questionable – I see Josephine has posted a link to a site which seems to be commenting on the “myth” of the fall of Communism, which I look forward to studying later.

        The fact is, Russia is preparing to rule the world. Sounds dramatic but that’s because it IS dramatic. Our Lady did not identify Russia as requiring a consecration by the Pope and all the bishops in union with the Pope, for no reason – with the promise of a period of peace in the world only AFTER this consecration. Seems clear as a bell to me, connecting the dots, that Russia is the enemy of world peace.

        A sympathetic attitude to Russia (presumably in the context of world criticism over the annexation of Crimea) is highly misplaced. Putin knows what he is doing. Obama and Cameron and daft wee Alex Salmond are devious men whom I wouldn’t trust to tell me their real birthdays. But Putin puts them all in the shade. Well in the shade. Obama wants to dominate the USA, Cameron the UK and daft wee Alex Salmond wants to dominate Scotland (dream on) but oor Vladimir wants to dominate the entire world. Don’t feel sorry for him. Worry for his eternal salvation, of course, and pray for him, but he gives a whole new meaning to the term “bully” so sympathy is out of order. Big time.

        I do agree with you that we should keep praying for the Consecration of Russia. Ever more urgently, I would add.

        March 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm
      • Frankier


        If daft wee Alex Salmond had the power of Putin he would not only wish to rule the world he would have his eyes on the moon and Mars as well.

        March 26, 2014 at 10:26 am
  • Burt


    You make good points and I can only agree with you. I have not heard of Sr Elena before this article. I must admit I am not deeply motivated by those who claim to have received personal revelations because there is no sure way of knowing how genuine these things are.

    I did (do sometimes) hope that maybe there was some truth behind Garabandal, that warning that Conchita believed Our Lady told her would come about that will be a personal glimpse of how God see’s our soul. It did seem an extraordinary thing that these young girls were attesting to.As well as the miracle in the Pines. Maybe it’s because it would be dramatic, maybe because I would hope it will lead to things being corrected and more souls can be converted.
    I did always find Conchita to be a humble and sincere young lady (well she’s in her 60’s now as I soon will be) I do suspect something happened not just overactive imaginations of some little peasant girls but who knows?

    I don’t know where this current situation of Russia is leading, or how it will pan out, but what I do think we will all agree is that the truth that “Russia will spread her errors” has certainly come about.
    There is no more morality in the EU who the Ukrainians are seeking to align themselves with than the Russians they seek to break free of.
    I also think that if those in Crimea want to remain within an alliance with Russia have as much right to determine that as those in The Ukraine who wish to have ties to the morally depleted EU.

    March 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm
    • editor


      Like others on this thread, I had never heard of these apparitions until I read the Gloria TV article. Since Pope Benedict beatified her in 2011, I presume that the apparitions are as authentic as any other approved apparition – and I’m presuming they are approved since the seer has been beatified. Mind you, these days, I suppose, it’s a mistake to take anything for granted. If anyone unearths facts to the contrary about the approval of Sr Elena’s apparitions, I’ll put a qualifying and corrective note in the blog article – immediately if not sooner 😀

      My interest was caught due to the prophecies about Russia (in the context of on-going developments in the Ukraine) and the fact that what she says is in complete harmony with Fatima, and assuming that they are approved, given her beatification.

      As for Garabandal. I, too, was initially interested in it, not least following a TV interview with Conchita some years ago. There is still an edited version of it available on YouTube. However, it’s the bits they’ve removed from that interview that interest me. Had it been uncut, I’d have included it in the presentation on our recent Garabandal thread.

      Even at the time, when I was most sympathetic to believing what was claimed, it struck me as very odd that Conchita told the interviewer two things:

      1) when she arrived in the USA she didn’t want people to know about the apparitions since she feared boys wouldn’t ask her out on dates.

      2) when the interviewer asked her if she’d told her children about seeing Our Lady, she replied in the negative, adding with her lovely smile: “they’re too small.”

      Now, to begin with the second remark, just imagine you’re teaching your toddlers about Our Lady, pointing to her statue, arranging flowers, perhaps and talking about Our Lady. Who, in their right mind, wouldn’t say “guess what – mum saw Our Lady once and she is even more beautiful than that statue” ?

      Children of that young age are like sponges; they love stories and they drink in information. That may be all they can be told at that stage – using the opportunity of talking about Our Lady to demonstrate to the child that she really exists and that “mum will tell you more when you’re older…” So, on that count, a seed of doubt was sown in my mind.

      As was her admission that she didn’t want to risk not getting dates if word got out that she’d seen Our Lady. Truly incredible.

      So, those two comments, straight from Conchita’s own mouth, and broadcast on national TV, were sufficient to make me doubt the apparitions, despite her exterior humility.

      Oh and there’s the fact that all of the “visionaries” later signed a document, I think at the Bishop’s request, promising not to speak about the alleged visions again.

      Click here to read the facts about Garabandal which we discussed on another thread recently.

      Finally, Burt, my own instinctive reaction to all claims of apparitions is, thank God, the healthily Catholic scepticism of the Church herself. That’s why I find it incomprehensible that Catholics hanker after unapproved apparitions such as Garabandal and Medjugorje.

      Pope Benedict has told us that Fatima “places an obligation on the whole Church” – that’s a first. Every other approved apparition is left to us to choose to believe or not. So why would anyone – especially in the midst of this horrendous crisis – waste energy and time promoting unapproved apparitions which may well, even, be the work of the devil? (I know that’s not your position, I’m just moaning, that’s all!)

      March 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm
      • Burt


        Thanks for that link which does raise some reasons to think twice before giving Garabandal too much credence. I must admit I never have seen the interview where Conchita admits her reasons for not telling her children when young about it, and earlier about not wanting to put the boys off..I think it’s very natural and sweet to be honest..but maybe I’m a bit of a sucker for that sweet smile you mentioned.

        But thanks for putting me straight, I now quite understand your good reasons for disapproving of Garabandal. I won’t put it in the same category as Medjugorje because I am certain that those dreadful ‘seers’ are charlatans.

        March 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm
      • Josephine


        I agree that Garabandal is not in the same category as Medjugorje, because the “seers” at Medj are definitely charlatans.

        At Garabandal I think there is a possibility they saw something but from the devil, not God.

        March 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm
      • Burt


        You could of course be right about it being a deception of the devil. I can imagine he enjoyed the opportunity to boast how he is using cardinals, bishops and priests to lead souls into perdition.
        But bit of an own goal there boastful got some of us to wise up about it all. 😀

        March 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm
      • Josephine


        Maybe he knew he was already working on them and had plans to make them lose the faith!

        March 24, 2014 at 6:52 pm
      • Burt


        I suppose at the end of the day the main reason the devil would have deceived at Garabandal would be in an attempt to weaken faith in Fatima. …As no doubt was pointed out on the original thread come to think of it.

        March 24, 2014 at 7:05 pm
      • editor

        Burt – you got it in one. Garabandal and Medjujorje and all other false apparitions sites are the devil’s answer to Fatima. Divide and rule, is his best weapon.

        March 24, 2014 at 7:24 pm
      • jobstears


        I had never heard of these apparitions, but I don’t have trouble believing them because the message does not contradict the message of Fatima. Would I believe them because the seer was beatified by Pope Benedict? No.

        I don’t think Putin is worse than any other world leader, he may very well be the front behind which other world leaders hide as they push forward their own agenda. Maybe Russia would be the only one who could stop the other nations if it were converted and that is why Our Lady specifically asked that it be consecrated to Her! Just a thought.

        March 25, 2014 at 2:13 pm
      • editor


        I sincerely hope Putin IS worse than other world leaders – I would hate to think Obama and Cameron were ordering hit-men to “take out” journalists and other annoying folk, as Vladimir Putin apparently does routinely, but one never knows!

        For us, the key thing to remember is that Our Lady has identified Russia (and nowhere else) as the hindrance to world peace. She has given the Pope the means to end that hindrance – and yet, incredibly, Pope Benedict told an interviewer that he was too much of a “rationalist” to believe that such a simple act (consecration of Russia) would result in world peace.

        Is it any wonder we have bloggers like Bededog and your good self thinking that Putin is not such a bad guy and that Russia is no worse than any other nation, when such a recent Pope (and perhaps even the current pope) think Our Lady’s plan is too simplistic?

        Your closing point is interesting – and I think has some merit. After the Consecration, we may see Russia taking the lead in “converting” the others. Let’s hope Alex Salmond, would-be President of Scotland, is at the front of the queue 😉

        March 25, 2014 at 11:49 pm
  • Leo

    Thank you, Editor, for posting this thread.

    I had no hesitation in clicking yes to the poll on the Home page. It is remarkable how so much of Sister Elena’s visions and prophecies re-affirm and reinforce the Message of Fatima.

    It looks like there is going to be a very obvious, physical chastisement as well as a spiritual one. And who can deny we are well and truly asking for it, when one reads the following thread. It’s well worth reading all the prophecies, but here are just are few words that leapt off the page for me:

    ‘Numerous scandals are bringing souls to ruin particularly through the corruption of youth…Stained and withered is the fountain of faith and sanctity the home’

    ‘The Church is opposed, and the priests are despised because of the bad ones who give scandal. Help Me, by suffering, to repair for so many offenses, and thus save AT LEAST IN PART, humanity precipitated in a slough of corruption and death’. – Good Friday, 1954

    It is very noteworthy how Sister Elena made known how devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and recitation of the Rosary are indispensable.

    “The only salvation is a complete repentance and return to God, and a true devotion to my Immaculate Heart, particularly in the daily recitation of my Rosary.”- Good Friday 1961

    I think reading the lengthy article linked below should help reassure any doubters about Sister Elena’s prophecies. In any case, I believe they are fully approved by the Church. There are other very obvious contrasts with Garabandal and Mejugorje.

    Sister Elena demonstrated piety and heroic charity throughout her life. I don’t want to spoil the read for anyone but the article describes how Sister Elena was instrumental in two deathbed conversions of freemasons, was cured of cancer herself through the intercession of Saint Rita, and experienced undoubtedly providential mystical encounters with Saint Therese of Lisieux.

    And of course she was a contemplative soul, and martyr to suffering who every Good Friday, from 1923 until her death in 1961, experienced the Crown of Thorns and Stigmata. I think all of this offers a pretty valid testimony to the credibility of Sister Elena’s prophecies.

    Here’s the full article, which is also available at the end of the prophecies which can be read by clicking on Sister Elena’s photograph above:

    March 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm
    • editor


      Thanks a million for that excellent comment and link – which I look forward to reading thoroughly later (in the century, the way things are going at the moment! Seriously, asap will check it out.)

      The key thing is, you have reassured us of the authenticity of Sr Elena’s sanctity and apparitions. Not only is she an amazing person, but it’s amazing how little she is known.

      As you say, the contrast between the life and prophecies of Sr Elena, and the alleged seers of Garabandal and Medjugorje is stark.

      March 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm
  • westminsterfly

    Apologies if this link on Glenn Dallaire’s site has been given before, but I haven’t had time to read all the above:-

    The only English book ever written about Blessed Elena Aiello “The Incredible Life Story of Sister Elena Aiello- The Calabrian Holy Nun” by Rt. Rev Francisco Spadafora” is now out-of-print. But those interested in obtaining this book can email the webmaster at

    A priest friend of mine in the USA has some cloth stained with the blood of Blessed Elena. He knew Mgr Spadafora. There isn’t really any new information available in English about her – I think Satan wants her life and mission to be downplayed and hidden, while he keeps everyone busy with distractions like Medjugorje and Garabandal and several other alleged ‘apparitions’.

    March 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm
  • westminsterfly

    By John Vennari:- And it must be emphasized, since today’s ecumenical mind-set has confused the issue, that the conversion of Russia means conversion to Catholicism. This is not only a point of common sense, but it is also found in the testimony of Father Joaquin Alonso, probably the top Fatima expert of the 20th Century. Father Alonso, who had many interviews with Sister Lucy, wrote in 1976:

    “. . . we should affirm that Lucia always thought that the ‘conversion’ of Russia is not to be limited to the return of the Russian People to the Orthodox Christian religions, rejecting the Marxist atheism of the Soviets, but rather, it refers purely, plainly and simply to the total, integral conversion of Russia to the one true Church of Christ, the Catholic Church.”

    March 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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