The friend to whom I refer is Guido Del Rose, the friend for whom Our Lady came on November 22, of 2004 after a long life in Her service. He was affiliated with the Blue Army for many years until that organization started to make the claim that Russia had, indeed, been properly consecrated and that she was on the way to conversion. Being the Fatima scholar that he was, they couldn’t “pull the wool” over his eyes. He knew that it hadn’t been. So, privately, he continued to diffuse the Fatima message to groups here and there throughout the country. I remember well his insistence on the need for reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to save souls, to avoid God’s imminent chastisements (which he would say, we could mitigate but no longer avoid) and to console our Lady.
I hope that he will intercede with the Love of his life who was none other than Our Lady, to render fruitful my small efforts to instill in others an effective love towards the Immaculate Heart of our Lady into whose hands has been entrusted the peace of this world. I would like to encourage, nay, insist, on the necessity, the urgency of the First Five Saturdays Devotion.
Once, Sr. Lucia sorrowfully complained that neither the good nor the bad listened to our Lady. In her apparitions, she always seemed sad. How could it be otherwise, when our heavenly Father and Creator has made certain requests of his Church, and still to this day they have not been heeded? Our Lady knew they wouldn’t. We suffer the dire sequences of a world in turmoil with the plagues of so many evils engulfing us and enchaining us in diabolical tyranny with sufferings of all kinds to both body and soul, inundating as it were, the entire world in sewers of filthy impurities . The Church herself is like a light that has gone dim, impotent and helpless against the attacks of Satan unleashed upon her. Satan has struck for the Head, and the sheep have been scattered.
Our Lady offered us the prevention, – and the remedy – but who listens? With regard to the consecration of Russia in union with the world’s bishops, the simple faithful can do very little. But we need not wait for Rome to officially promulgate the First Five Saturdays Devotion, a devotion the necessity of which comes across with insistence in the message of Fatima. It is a remedy within our means to effect a cure for the ills in the Church and consequently, in the world! Will you listen to your Mother?
“So numerous are the souls which the justice of God condemns for sins committed against Me that I come to ask for reparation…”
“You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart…I shall come to ask for the Communion of Reparation on the first Saturdays of the month.”
“…Our Lord is profoundly displeased with the offenses made against His Most Holy Mother, and He can no longer tolerate them. Because of these sins, because of these outrages and blasphemies, which cause so much suffering to the most loving Heart of the Son, many souls have fallen into hell and many others are in danger of being lost. Our Lord promises to save them to the degree this devotion is practiced, with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of our Most Holy Mother…
“Father Mateo came to intensify the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, now Lucy comes to intensify the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is its necessary complement. Thus by these two devotions of reparation, the offenses against the Son and the Mother are atoned for, as is absolutely just.”
“It will not be long now before I go to Heaven. You will remain here to make it known that God wishes to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary…”
“It seems to me that the good Lord…insists that I ask the Holy Father to approve the devotion of reparation which God Himself and the Most Holy Virgin deigned to request in 1925…They wish to give the grace of pardon to souls who have had the misfortune of offending the Immaculate Heart of Mary..”
“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration [of Russia in union with the world’s bishops] to the Immaculate Heart of Mary…”
“The good Lord, in His infinite mercy complains that He is no longer able to bear the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of the Most Holy Virgin. He says that because of this sin a great number of souls fall into hell..”
The beautiful thing about this devotion is that the requirements pose no obstacles or hardships to souls willing to embrace it. When Sr. Lucia asked our Lord if the obligations could be fulfilled on a Sunday, He replied that the devotion would be acceptable if done on the first Sunday following the first Saturday “when for just motives, My priests will allow it.”
Let us embrace this devotion willed by God for our times. Our Lord asks so little, and certainly, with the assistance of his grace, everyone of us is capable of making reparation and helping to save souls in the manner in which He wants. If we ask for the grace of devotion to the Immaculate Heart, He will certainly not refuse. Ask it of Him now.
Guido, pray for us. Don’t forget the little group in Kankakee who learned so much from you, and in whom you also instilled a love for the Tridentine Mass.