Tuesday, 9 August 2011
The "Fourth" Secret of Fatima?
Ever since the publication of the text of the Third Secret of Fatima on 26th June 2000, there has been questions as to why the secret was suppressed for so long. There are many unresolved issues surrounding this matter, most of which are too complex to go into detail here - so I will assume readers have at least a basic knowledge of the contentions raised by Fr Gruner, Fr Kramer, John Vennari, Antonio Socci, et al. The argument for the existence of a "hidden part" of the text of the Third Secret is both intricate and compelling, and many Catholics are convinced there is at least some aspect of the secret revealed to the shepherd childern of Fatima that remains undisclosed to those outside the inner workings of the Vatican heirarchy.
One of the major curiosities for myself is that there does not seem to be any element in the Third Secret that would warrant it to be kept hidden for 40 years after the date specified by Sr Lucia, thus escalating the unprecedented level of hype surrounding it. Although the imagery contained in the text of the Third Secret concerning the persecution of the Church is frightening, there is nothing so terrifying that would prevent the Vatican from releasing it at the specified time. As to what the alleged hidden part of the secret could contain to stop it from being made public, the same argument is put forward - it is simply to shocking to reveal to the common populace. But as I ask in my book - what could possibly be more terrifying than the biblical descriptions of the world being destroyed by fire, or other similarly disturbing private revelations that have been unhesitatingly circulated by the Church?
My theory is that the real reason this hidden part of the secret has been suppressed by the Vatican can be found in the rather telling statement given by Pope John XXIII as to why he wasn't publishing it. Pope John announced that he was not releasing the secret at the specified by Sr. Lucia because it “does not concern the years of my pontificate” (cited in De la Sainte Trinite, M. The Whole Truth About Fatima Vol. III p557). But how would the Pope know that it didn't refer to the years of his pontificate, unless it contained reference to a date well outside his expected lifespan? If the Third Secret contained mention of an exact date, there was no way that the Vatican could release it before this date had passed - both to ensure that the prophecy was not errant (as can be the case in private revelations, where the personal convictions of the seer is mixed with the messages being conveyed - see Cardinal Ratzinger's theological commentary on the Third Secret in The Message of Fatima) and not to whip the public up into a frenzy in the approach to the given date.
As to which date this could refer to, I argue in the book that this date was the turn of the millennium, and the reason that the secret is still being suppressed is that it is thought by many in the Vatican to be a failed prophecy and merely the personal convictions of Sr Lucia. But if the Secret does contain a date mentioning the turn of the millennium, and as I argue in the book, that it contains reference to a final and decisive battle between Our Lady and Satan at this time, then it seems that the prophecy did in fact come to pass. As I discuss in the posts The Year of the Dragon, Signs in the Sky, Our Lady of Assiut and The Two Towers and the Sixth Seal, there were a number of astronomical signs and events of major geo-political importance that occurred at the turn of the millennium - a date which is of central importance in numerous prophecies, including those of La Salette and Pope Leo XIII. And each of these prophecies are associated with the Fall of Satan from heaven - an event which the Bible appears to place at the end-time.
It seems that a major component of this hidden text of the Third Secret relates to the "oceans flooding vast sections of the earth" from "one minute to the next", killing "millions" - words spoken by Pope John Paul II during a conference at Fulda, Germany in 1980, when asked about the contents of the secret. In the post John Paul II: The Third Secret and a Prophecy of a Mega-tsunami, I argue that this may be a prediction of the collapse of the volcano Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands, which many scientists believe will create a mega-tsunami which will devastate the east coast of the Americas. And in the post Mega-tsunami, I argue that this event is also predicted in Rev 8:8, which describes a "huge mountain, burning with fire" being thrown into the sea.
This post is continued on More on the Third Secret