105th Anniversary of First Fatima Apparition

105th Anniversary of First Fatima Apparition

Editor writes…

It seems like only two minutes ago we were marking the centenary of the Fatima apparitions at our Conference in the Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, on 13 May, 2017.  That was a wonderful day. The attendees signed an Open Letter to Pope Francis, asking him to do two things: (1) to release the full text of the Third Secret and (2) to consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, in union with all the bishops of the world, as she requested.   Now, five  years later we must acknowledge that neither of these requests has been met.  The deterioration of Catholic life across the globe confirms what we already do know about the Third Secret – that, as revealed by Cardinal Ciappi:  “In the Third Secret it is revealed that the crisis in the Church begins at the top.”   Further, as is very clear now, the consecration of Ukraine, Russia, and the whole of humanity prayed by Pope Francis on 25 March, evidently did not “work” – there has been no change in the tumultuous state of the world, except for the worse, and Russia has, manifestly, not converted to the Catholic Faith.

To refresh your memory about the events at Fatima, or, if you are new to the blog, click here to read the basic information.

Share your thoughts about the fact that successive  popes and bishops, who hold the power, under God, to bring about world peace, have consistently failed to obey this simple request from Heaven.  Did Pope Francis feel pressured into conducting the Ukraine-Russia consecration because the Bishops of Ukraine asked him to do that, and did he then “make the best of it” by turning it into a humanitarian act of “compassion”?  It obviously wasn’t the religious act required by God, so we continue to pray for that to come about sooner rather than later; the proponents of the New World Order are busy setting up the mechanisms for their long-awaited one-world government so time is of the essence.

On a lighter note, though, as well as discussing these important issues, feel free to post your favourite prayers, poems, stories and hymns, as is our custom when marking Feast day threads. Enjoy!

Comments (21)

  • editor

    Happy Feast! I note that, in the “traditional” St Joseph’s calendar it is not marked as a Feast this year, merely “Fatima anniversary (First Apparition)”. This calendar also changed St Joseph the Worker to St Joseph Artisan… I’ll be replacing it next year. I know I’m not alone in being tired of constant (unnecessary) change, both in secular and religious life. So, if anyone can recommend a calendar to replace the St Joseph’s calendar which I’ve been using for years, I’ll be very grateful.

    Anyway, here’s one of my favourite May hymns, to start the day: Bring Flowers of the Rarest…

    May 13, 2022 at 9:10 am
  • Michael🙏

    Dear Editor

    A ‘happy feast’ to you and everyone.

    Thank you for posting this hymn it’s one of my favourites they don’t write them like that anymore.

    You have just got me thinking about all those wonderful Marian hymns we seldom if at all encounter anymore in Catholic liturgy unless it’s the TLM. Thank God.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    May 13, 2022 at 9:58 am
    • Bernie


      I love those old Marian hymns too, and they’re seldom sung even in some of the traditional chapels. Some people think if you’re not singing Gregorian chant or something in Latin, it’s somehow wrong or not traditional. Half the time it’s only on this blog that I hear them. I have heard people saying they get them in their parishes but I guess that’ll be few and far between. Before V2, the old vernacular hymns like these were regularly sung, after Benediction and after Mass. As you say, they don’t write them like this any more.

      Happy Feast!

      May 13, 2022 at 3:08 pm
    • Fidelis

      Michael / Bernie,

      They definitely don’t write them like that any more!

      May 13, 2022 at 4:03 pm
  • Laura

    I just love the month of Mary especially the gorgeous hymns. This is one of my own favourites but I’m pushed because I love them all. It’s a saving grace, I think, that the parishes seem to still keep these hymns, even through the crisis. Our Lady will being them all back eventually.

    May 13, 2022 at 12:11 pm
  • Josephine

    Happy Feast everyone!

    I read the 1P5 article in the intro, showing that the Pope Francis consecration carried out in March, could not be valid, and I agree, 100% with that. It was surprising then to see the opposite view, on the same site. Somebody called Kennedy Hall thinks it was valid – despite the promised period of world peace being, very obviously, further away than ever! https://onepeterfive.com/the-consecration-of-russia-was-valid/

    I suppose they wanted to do this “balance” thing, which never fails to irritate me. How can you balance truth and falsehood, right and wrong? It’s a weakness, IMHO. It means you can’t rely on 1P5 for the undiluted truth about anything, if they’ll do the balancing act thing with something as important as the Fatima Consecration.

    May 13, 2022 at 1:27 pm
  • Lily

    I wish all CTS bloggers a very happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

    I agree that the Consecration remains to be done, and goodness knows when we’ll learn what is in the Third Secret. It’ll be a while, I think.

    May 13, 2022 at 1:42 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    I wish everyone a happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

    Yes, I too agree that the Consecration of Russia remains to be done. The Pope needs to order every Bishop to Consecrate Russia at the same time – and not leave it up a Bishop’s preference whether or not he should or could. I understand that Ukraine is at war, but, there is no need to mention Ukraine. If the Pope and Bishops Consecrate Russia as Our Lady asked, the effect of that Consecration will place, that it will take our breath away.


    I did a check with the calendar I have, which is the same one as you have, and, you are right in the changes made. What is wrong in speaking of Saint Joseph, the Worker? I cannot think of any reason.

    This is one of my favourite hymns.

    May 13, 2022 at 2:51 pm
    • Bernie

      Theresa Rose

      That is one beautiful rendition of the Ave Maria. Thank you for posting it.

      I totally agree with you about the Consecration – you’ve summed it up perfectly. There was no need to mention Ukraine. As if Ukraine wouldn’t be included in the period of peace to follow the real Consecration – LOL!

      May 13, 2022 at 3:04 pm
    • Fidelis

      Theresa Rose,

      I LOVE the Ave Maria, and that version is really gorgeous.

      Happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, everyone at CTS.

      May 13, 2022 at 4:04 pm
      • Theresa Rose

        Bernie, Fidelis,

        That version of the Ave Maria is sung by Andrea Bocelli and Schubert I think wrote the music.

        May 13, 2022 at 5:08 pm
  • RCAVictor

    I wonder if the recent “consecration” failed in part because the enemy forces currently occupying the hierarchy don’t think Russia needs to be converted.

    May 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm
    • Fidelis

      RCA Victor,

      I think it failed purely because it wasn’t done as God wanted it done, as explained by His Mother. It’s that simple, IMHO.

      It’s obvious that the pope and bishops don’t think anyone anywhere needs converting, because they’ve lost the faith, but if they’d done what they were instructed to do, that would have made it valid. Our Lady didn’t say that only a holy pope and bishops could do it, just the pope and bishops.

      May 13, 2022 at 4:02 pm
      • Anna

        We need to pray with faith for our Pope, Bishop and priests. Perhaps our faith is not strong enough.

        May 13, 2022 at 9:50 pm
      • editor


        We should be aiming always to strengthen our Faith, of course, but we can be confident that God is providing all the graces necessary for the discharge of their high offices, to the Pope, bishops and priests. That’s a given. Certainly, we can pray that they have a change of heart and respond in faith to the grace of their office. Indeed, some of us do that, routinely, ignoring the fact that we are not getting much return on our investment, as far as the (human) eye can see 😀

        May 13, 2022 at 11:20 pm
  • editor

    N O T I C E . . .

    The scandal continues apace at the John Fisher School in Purley, England, with many teachers still on strike, and this is just before the exams, so disgraceful. A “concerned citizen” has launched a petition since this evil material is not suitable for use in any school, not just Catholic schools. I’ve just signed, and urge everyone else to sign. Think about it – this is so clearly part of the diabolical disorientation of which Sr Lucia warned was to come. Well, it’s here. It’s now. So, let’s help the local people of Purley, as well as the Archdiocese, to win this one – it’s truly demonic. I couldn’t make a comment because I’m not on any of the social media platforms, but some of you may be able to say a few words – there appear to be a lot of comments so far.

    May 13, 2022 at 4:52 pm
    • Michael 🙏

      Dear Editor and everyone!

      I have just viewed this obscene filth.

      I agree this is a clear manifestation of the diabolical disorientation that Sr Lucia warned us about. It’s shocking lm lost for words.

      Our Lady of Fatima pray for us !

      Every blessing

      Michael 🙏

      May 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm
  • editor

    N O T I C E . . .

    Prayer request…

    Please pray for Paul, a friend of mine who is awaiting a biopsy result for a possible (very likely) cancer. I won’t give more details yet, as I have no permission, but prayers are urgently required for him.

    Thank you.

    May 13, 2022 at 7:05 pm
  • Michael 🙏

    Dear Editor

    Thank you for the link l shall fully appraise myself of this obscene situation. I shall include Paul in my daily prayers and devotions

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    May 13, 2022 at 7:48 pm
  • editor

    Thank you, one and all, for contributing to this Fatima thread – with a special word of thanks to those who posted video hymns. I have listened to each one now – beautiful!

    Let’s hope that by this time next year, the 106th anniversary, the Consecration will have been completed faithfully, as requested by Our Lady. And, who knows, the withheld part of the Third Secret also revealed. One lives and one hopes… 😀

    God bless.

    May 13, 2022 at 11:23 pm

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