Satan's pride compelled him to reveal his hand in the destruction of Holy Russia from the start of the revolution. In 1905 when Catherine de Hueck Doherty (Ekaterina Fyodorovna Kolyschkine de Hueck Doherty) was a nine year old girl living comfortably with her family in rural Russia, it was customary for pilgrims to walk long distances to pray at its many shrines. One evening a single old woman pilgrim sought shelter at the farm of Catherine's family and the family and servants eagerly gathered by kerosene lamps around a crackling fireplace to hear her tell of her pious adventures. Well into the evening, after relating many blessings received at the holy shrines, the woman told of passing through a thick forest with a growing sense of an evil presence that even set the forest creatures on edge. Around a bend another road joined hers and a single man walking in her direction joined her. Although she sensed some evil about him he behaved well. He didn't use a Christian greeting, just calling her Granny. When she told him of her holy pilgrimage he laughed about religion being superstition fed to peasants by priests to pacify them to accept the many injustices that afflicted them. He was eloquent and persuasive and she soon began to believe him. Then he began mocking the Blessed Mother and calling the virgin birth fiction and devotion to Mary idolatry. She quietly took a small bottle of holy water and sprinkled him with it in the name of Jesus and the Holy Trinity. He screamed, fell twisting to the ground and before vanishing cried out: "You old fool! All Russia will be covered with rivers of blood over the things I've said. Millions will think like I do. There will be moaning and groaning and tears all over the land. I am out to win it and win it I will. And neither your God nor your Blessed Virgin will be able to save it."
The old woman fainted in terror. Awakening, she continued walking cautiously.
Suddenly, there was a very great light on the road, and a young woman, dressed just like me in a pilgrim's garb, with an icon on her breast, came up gently to my side. 'Fear not, Grandma, ' she said, 'it is true what the man said, but he was not a man. These things will come to pass so that Holy Russia may hang on the cross with my Son to redeem the world. The only way the world can be redeemed is through suffering with my Son. Fear not. There will come a day when, under the sign of my Son, I will lead Russia to show my Son's face to the world.' Then she vanished too, and I saw the lights of the village.
Now, for those who think 'the Consecration of Russia is unimportant' or that 'the Consecration of the world will do' you need to understand that this is Satan's plan and the Blessed Mother has met him on his chosen field of battle and that's why it has to be done and there are more reasons why it has to be done exactly as the Blessed Mother said… this is not just something trivial.
Like the blasphemy Goliath hurled against God, Satan's blasphemy against Christ echoes through our times waiting for a modern David to crush him to uphold the honor of God (Benedict or the next). Young David had only five smooth stones and his skill with his sling. Yet his faith and his courage vanquished Goliath because God was with him! As we shall see, our Pontiffs have the promise of Jesus' Holy Mother Mary that when the Pope together with his Bishops solemnly consecrates Russia to her Immaculate Heart, and leads the Church in First Saturday reparatory devotions to her Immaculate Heart, she will convert Russia and a period of peace will be granted to the world.
Is that not the "day when, under the sign of my Son, I will lead Russia to show my Son's face to the world" prophesied by Mary to the pilgrim in Catherine Doherty's story?
Is not this leadership of the Blessed Mother in the Church's war against Satan prophesied in Genesis 3:15-16 and Revelation 11:19-12:6, 13-17?
- Fr. Jim Anderson - Our Failure To Obey The Message of Fatima, October 2012, Florida, USA @9:42 and following youtube.com/watch?v=QnXBZ_r5wwk