Thinking of this, my thoughts turned to the account of a vision I read some years ago by a mystic – I believe Blessed Catherine Emmerich – in which she saw St. Peter after his betrayal of our Lord. She saw him kneeling at the feet of Our Lady, a profusion of tears streaming down his cheeks. Our Lady took great compassion on him and forgave with all her heart.
St. Peter truly loved our Lord. It was only fear that drove him to denial, and likewise, I believe it will be with the “Fatima Pope” as seen in the prophetic vision of Blessed Jacinta. It was a vision in which she saw the Holy Father in a very big house, kneeling by a table, with his head buried in his hands, and weeping. (Excerpt from the book Fatima in Twilight here)
Our Lady of Fatima foretold Peter’s repentance when she said told the seers to pray very much for the Holy Father, that he would finally do it, i.e. consecrate Russia in the manner in which Heaven has asked: “In the end, … the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”
Until that day comes, we continue to suffer under the diabolical disorientation about which Sr. Lucia would speak and write, as for example in this letter of Sept. 16, 1970:
“…It is necessary that His members be one with Him through their physical suffering and moral anguish. Poor Lord, He has saved us with such great love and yet He is so little understood! So little loved! so badly served! It is heartbreaking to see such great disorientation, particularly among so many of those who hold positions of responsibility!…
“We must identify ourselves with Him, so that He may be in us the Light of a world plunged into the darkness of error, immorality and pride…It is because the devil has succeeded in infilitrating evil under the cover of good and the blind set themselves up as guides for others, as Our Lord says in His Gospel, and souls let themselves be taken in.
“I gladly sacrifice myself and offer my life to God for the peace of His Church, for priests and for all consecrated souls, especially for those who are so deceived and misled!”
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!