Tui, Portugal

 

Apparitions at Tuy, Spain

Consecration of Russia

Pontevedra - 1925 & 1926 | Tuy - 1929 | Rianjo - 1931


On July 16, 1926, Sister Lucy left Pontevedra for the novitiate in Tuy, Spain to receive the habit of the Dorothean Sisters.

It was here that the Blessed Virgin fulfilled the third promise She made on July 13, 1917 at Fatima to come back later to ask for the consecration of Russia. It was on June 13, 1929 in the convent in Tuy when Our Lady came back to fulfill this third promise.

Sister Lucy writes:

"I had requested and obtained permission from my superiors and confessor to make the Holy Hour from 11:00 p.m. Thursday night until midnight Friday. Being alone one night, I knelt down before the Communion rail in the middle of the chapel to say the prayers of the Angel, lying prostrate. Feeling tired, I got up and knelt and continued to say them with my arms in the form of a cross. The only light came from the sanctuary lamp.

"Suddenly a supernatural light illuminated the whole chapel and on the altar appeared a cross of light which reached to the ceiling. In a brighter part could be seen, on the upper part of the cross, the face of a man and His body to the waist; on His breast was an equally luminous dove. And nailed to the cross, the body of another man. A little below the waist, suspended in midair, was to be seen a Chalice and a large Host onto which fell some drops of Blood from the face of the Crucified and from a wound in His breast. These drops ran down over the Host and fell into the Chalice.

"Under the right arm of the cross was Our Lady with Her Immaculate Heart in Her hand ... (It was Our Lady of Fatima with Her Immaculate Heart in Her left hand, without a sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames.)

"Under the left arm (of the cross), some big letters as it were of crystal clear water running down over the altar, formed these words: 'Grace and Mercy'. I understood that it was the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity that was shown to me, and I received lights about this mystery which I am not permitted to reveal.

"Then Our Lady said to me:

"‘The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. So numerous are the souls which the justice of God condemns for the sins committed against Me, that I come to ask you for reparation. Sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.’

Sister Lucy later expressed to her confessor, Father Gonçalves, how this consecration must be fulfilled:

"The good Lord promises to end the persecution in Russia if the Holy Father will himself make a solemn act of reparation and consecration of Russia to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as well as ordering all the bishops of the Catholic world to do the same. The Holy Father must then promise that upon the ending of this persecution he will approve and recommend the practice of the reparatory devotion already described."

It is this specific consecration of Russia that Heaven is waiting for, even to the present day.

Five Offenses Against the Immaculate Heart

On May 29, 1930, in the Chapel at Tuy, Sister Lucy felt herself more intimately possessed by the Divine Presence. On behalf of her confessor, she asked Our Lord, “Why five Saturdays and not 9, or 7, in honor of the Sorrows of Our Lady?”

Jesus replied:

"My daughter, the reason is simple. There are five kinds of offenses and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
  1. Blasphemies against Her Immaculate Conception.

  2. Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity.

  3. Blasphemies against Her Divine Maternity, while refusing at the same time to recognize Her as the Mother of men.

  4. The blasphemies of those who seek publicly to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred towards this Immaculate Mother.

  5. The offenses of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy Images.

"There, My daughter, is the reason why the Immaculate Heart of Mary inspired Me to request this small act of reparation, and in consideration of it, to move My mercy to forgive souls who have had the misfortune to offend Her. As for you, seek unceasingly, through your prayers and sacrifices, to move My mercy with regard to these poor souls."

Here then is one of the most important ideas in the Message of Fatima. God has decided to show His plan of love and salvation, which is to grant all His graces to men through the mediation of the Immaculate Virgin. It seems that their refusal to submit with docility to that Divine Will is a sin which particularly wounds His Heart.

As far as Our Savior is concerned it seems, there is hardly any crime less forgivable than to scorn His Most Holy Mother and to outrage Her Immaculate Heart, which is the sanctuary of the Holy Ghost.

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