Would Mary, Jesus’ Mother, have said these words to Lúcia dos Santos, glorifying herself and misleading this little girl?
“. . .Jesus wants to use you to make Me known and loved. He wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it; these souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by Me to adorn his throne.”
Should we follow a man who makes outrageous claims for this visionary being?
“In his prayer at this ‘Chapel of the Apparitions’ at Fatima, Francis continuously exalted Mary, praying to her, adoring her, attributing great names and powers to her: ‘Hail, Holy Queen, Blessed Virgin of Fatima, Lady of Immaculate Heart, our refuge and our way to God!’ ‘Hail, Mother of Mercy, Lady robed in white!’ ‘Hail, life and sweetness, Hail, our hope, O Pilgrim Virgin, O Universal Queen! In the depths of your being, in your Immaculate Heart, you keep the joys of men and women as they journey to the Heavenly Homeland…. With your virginal smile, enliven the joy of Christ’s Church. With your gaze of sweetness, strengthen the hope of God’s children. With your hands lifted in prayer to the Lord, draw all people together into one human family.’ ‘Show us the strength of your protective mantle. In your Immaculate Heart, be the refuge of sinners and the way that leads to God.’ It is easy to see that in the mind of the Jesuit pope, Mary is a goddess, with divine powers, deserving worship. As these words of his show plainly, he looks to Mary, not Christ, to lead him to God!
“Oh, what a world of tragedy is contained within the following words of Francis! ‘My one hope of glory, Lord, is this: that your Mother will take me in her arms, shelter me beneath her mantle, and set me close to your heart.’ Imagine the awful spiritual state of one whose only hope of glory is in Mary! He has no hope of being enfolded in the arms of Jesus the only and true Shepherd: ‘He [Jesus] shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young’ (Isa. 40:11). He desires shelter beneath Mary’s mantle, but the psalmist knew better than to seek shelter beneath any but the Lord: ‘For thou [God] hast been a shelter for me’ (Psa. 61:3). Christ alone is the Man, yea that very God-Man, who ‘shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land’ (Isa. 32:2).
Bible Based Ministries, UK