Fatima. Revelation at Rianjo (1931-08)
In August 1931, Sister Lucy was not in good health. Superiors sent her to a friendly house in Rianjo, a small maritime town near Pontevedra. There she could get some rest.
Here is what Lucia wrote to her bishop in a letter dated August 29, 1931:
My confessor orders me to inform Your Excellency of what took place a little while ago between the Good Lord and myself: as I was asking God for the conversion of Russia, Spain and Portugal, it seemed to me that His Divine Majesty said to me: “You console Me a great deal by asking Me for the conversion of those poor nations. Ask it also of My Mother frequently, saying: Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world. At other times say: By your pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world.”
“Make it known to My ministers that, given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My request, they will follow him into misfortune. It will never be too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.”
… Regarding the matter of Russia, I think that it would please Our Lord very much if you worked to make the Holy Father comply with His wishes. About three years ago (therefore around 1931) Our Lord was very displeased because His request had not been attended to and I made this fact known to the bishop in a letter.
On April 24, 1941, Father José Bernardo Gonçalves saw his sister Lucia again. During this time, he visited Tui before leaving for Mozambique. Lucia showed him three notebooks with memories. Recordings began on May 13, 1936. On the basis of these notebooks, Father José made his notes, sometimes transcribing verbatim from Lucia's notebooks.
Later, in an intimate communication, Our Lord complained to me, saying: “They did not wish to heed my request!… Like the King of France, they will repent and do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread her errors throughout the world, provoking wars, and persecutions of the Church: the Holy Father will have much to suffer.”
The request of Our Lord to consecrate France to His Sacred Heart
In 1689 Margaret Mary Alacoque had addressed to Louis XIV, the King of France, with the Lord's requirement of the consecration of France to His Sacred Heart. This requirement has been ignored. As a result, exactly one hundred years later, the French Revolution happened. And about three and a half years after the Revolution's inception (1789-06-17 — 1793-01-21) the King was beheaded.