The Divine Will from all eternity so loved all men as to send the Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem mankind, to call all back to unity with the Triune Divinity.
My little ones, please heed my words. These are perilous times. Even into the highest realms of my Divine Son's Church has satan sent his demons. This is why I weep tears of blood, asking great prayer for my true son, your Pope John Paul II. He is the voice of my Divine Son. Obey him and you shall not be deceived.
Therefore, come as humble little children seeking only His Will, as you worship, adore and love Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
How I weep and offer my holy tears to Almighty God because He is so grievously offended by man's pride-filled will. How I weep that pride now seeks to diminish the Father's creation, and the mere whims of man take precedence in the changing of prayers, even the words of Sacred Scripture.
I solemnly tell you this is an abomination before God, and the Divine Justice shall strike. You do not understand because you do not possess humility!
You await many signs from God, and they shall come. But before you are those signs given to you in Sacred Scripture and of which I have so spoken for countless years.
Now is the secret of Fatima fulfilled! Woe! Woe to all who do not convert their hearts. Pray daily for the conversion of all sinners, for they are beloved of God and by my Immaculate Heart. I ask prayer for all religious. Make reparation for all who have turned away from my Divine Son. Say the rosary and keep this weapon always with you.
I now ask each of my faithful little ones upon arising to make the Sign of the Cross and to bow and kiss the floor. Every time one of my faithful ones does this act of faith and humility, a sinner shall be saved by the grace of the Flame of Love from my Immaculate Heart.
If you would persevere in the dreadful times which have come, then detach yourself of all worldly attachments. Purge yourself of every excess in your life. Begin with your worldly possessions, and then purge yourself of unruly passions. In this way you shall move swiftly to unity with the Divine Will and will know the wonderful graces He is waiting to bestow upon all the world.
I am the Mother of God, the Queen of Peace, and I announce my Divine Son's Return. Yes, many shall be the signs given. Signs that speak of the coming Divine Justice, and also of God's Merciful Love. Pray! Make constant sacrifice. Repent of all sins and come worthily to receive my Divine Son.
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
I desire for all of my little ones to offer ardent prayer on the Feast of my Immaculate Heart that the Eternal Father, moved by your great faith will allow my heart to triumph now.
My children, it is the will of the Triune Divinity to have my heart beat as one with the Divine Will, and it is for this that the Father has sent me to my little ones! I desire all hearts to be as one with the Divine Will.
Therefore, I solemnly tell you that there will come upon all mankind great suffering. Because my children remain mired in pride and coldness, it is necessary for the world to suffer so that purity might come. Yet I solemnly tell you that only because of man's evilness is such suffering to come. If only my children would heed my words and pray, turning over their weak human wills to the Divine Will, there would come to all men the fulfillment of Scripture: The Reign of the Sacred Heart.
Therefore, I beseech you. Join in prayers to my Divine Son's Sacred Heart on my Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and swiftly shall God hear your pleas.
Justice is already upon you, yet you remain blind. I solemnly tell all of my little ones: Become totally detached from the world. It shall all be taken from you as fire falls from heaven to cleanse all creation. This Divine Punishment shall come in an instant, after the Great Warning and lasting sign. The moment is so very close. Pray. Come and join with me, your Heavenly Mother, in ceaseless prayer. Become the holy victim souls who desire only the Eternal Kingdom, and in this way I gather many countless souls beneath my Immaculate Mantle.
Pray! The hour has come. Convert your hearts. Divest yourselves of all worldly pleasures lest you be caught at the moment of Justice unprepared.
Keep constant vigil. I will help you, but you must have humble, contrite hearts. How I love you. I bless you and give you my Divine Son's Peace. Thank you for responding to my Call!
"The saints are those who, in each ear, have lived their with courage, giving witness to Christ without weakness or compromise," the Pope said. They are models for the living, he continued, "and they come to our help with their constant intercession."
But the joy of the feast is always linked with the sorrow of the feast of All Souls, the Pontiff said. That sorrow reflects the memories of loved ones who have died, and also the realization that many people have become "victims violence and warfare." The joy and sorrow of the two days are linked, he said, in "a synthesis which finds in Christ the foundation and certainty of consolation."
The feast of All Saints is celebrated at the Vatican with a special Mass in the city's Verano cemetery, celebrated this year by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the papal vicar for Rome. Pope John Paul himself will spend some time in prayer in the grottos of St. Peter's Basilica, at the tombs of deceased pontiffs.
November 2, the feast of All Souls, is observed as a holy day at the Vatican, and most offices of the Holy See are closed.
In his own address to the participants, on Saturday, October 31, the Holy Father observed: "The Inquisition reflects a tormented phase in the history of the Church." He recalled how in Tertio Mellinnio Adveniente he had encouraged an examination of conscience, conducted "in a spirit open to repentance," of the times when "methods of intolerance and even of violence" were employed "in the service of the truth."
Last week's conference, the Pope said, is a "first step" in the process of that examination. He explained that the historians were being asked not to render a final moral judgment, but to "offer help in reconstructing as precisely as possible the events, actions, and mindsets of that day, in the light of the historical context of that era." The quest for that sort of information requires a sort of scholarly detachment, he said, because it means overcoming "images conveyed by public opinion, often charged with passionate emotions."
The faithful of the Church should be acquainted with her past, the Pontiff said, just as members of any society should recognize their history. As the 20th century comes to a close, he suggested, many political leaders should also lead their people in an examination of conscience, in an effort to bring closure to the ideological conflicts, ethnic struggles, and other forms of hatred which have prompted so much killing in recent generations.
Also, in an address to the Pontifical Council for Health-Care Workers, Pope John Paul II has stressed the moral obligation to resist euthanasia.
Speaking to participants in a conference on care for the elderly-- organized in response to the UN's pronouncement of 1999 as the year of the elderly-- the Pope said that no "human authority" can make euthanasia legitimate.
"The temptation toward euthanasia appears as one of the most alarming symptoms of the culture of death," the Holy Father said. He decried "the secular mentality which has no respect of life, especially when it is weak."
To counteract that tendency, the Pope said, the Church must devise "strategies to help" the aged, especially by encouraging recognition of their innate human dignity. Those efforts must also help the elderly to appreciate their own worth, he said, so that they do not "think themselves useless, and do not reach the point of asking for death." Strong family relationships form an important element of that strategy, he said.
Father Luciano Benedetti said in the letter, released by Catholic officials on Monday, that his life in captivity in difficult. "Life is very difficult here. If you can do anything ... please speed up my release," wrote the 54-year-old missionary from Treviso, Italy. The kidnappers have demanded 15 million pesos (US$371,400) in exchange for the priest's release.
Earlier reports had led police to believe that Father Benedetti was dead. Zamboanga police said last weekend they had sent teams to dig up the body of a supposed foreigner which villagers said had been buried near where he was believed to be held. In his letter, Benedetti said his kidnappers were treating him well but moving him every night, said Father Giulio Mariani, regional superior of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions.
Meanwhile, persecution continued in the region of New Delhi where the western Gujrath state which has seen nearly three dozen attacks on Christians since March recorded another Hindu fundamentalist attack on Christians with help of police.
Nearly 150 delegates attending a convention by the Alpha Missionary Movement (AMM) were forced out of their lodgings early Friday morning by members of the Hindu fundamentalist group Bajrang Dal which used "sticks, belts, chains, and fists to mercilessly beat up the delegates as they were forced into the streets," AMM leaders complained to the governor of Gujrath.
More than two dozen police responded to the attack, but they remained "mute spectators to the whole scene" as has happened in many of the recent attacks on Christians in Gujrath ever since the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in March in the state, said the AMM statement. Forty people were injured in the initial attack including one person who was pushed from a second floor window. Others who came to inquire about the attack were also abused and taken into custody by police and were beaten and detained overnight. No arrests were made among the Hindu group.
Meanwhile, another group claiming to be from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) arrived at the convention in the early morning along with 15 policemen. After pulling down the stage decorations, the group went inside the campus where other delegates were staying. The group stole Bibles and destroyed them, and beat up the delegates, the AMM statement said.
"These painful events are yet another glaring example of the continued aggression and persecution of minorities in this state that have graphically escalated during recent times. We are victims of the hate campaign and a vicious agenda propagated by Hindu fundamentalist groups that have no regard whatsoever for the law or the government or the rights of minorities or religious groups," they said. The group urged the governor "to uphold the rights and religious affiliation of every Indian citizen."
Robinson, who is now the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said she believes abortion should legal in Ireland under some circumstances, since some women travel to Britain for the procedure anyway. "It would be healthier to be more mature about ourselves, more honest," she said. "Even for a country that regrets and feels a great sense of loss at the termination of life, it would be a preferable situation. It would be a kind of coming to terms with the problem instead of exporting it and moralizing about it."
The former president also said she probably influenced the outcome of the 1995 divorce referendum which won by a small majority. Under Irish law, the president should stay neutral in such campaigns.