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More Explosive News from the Convent in Coimbra

by Christopher A. Ferrara
April 10, 2015

In a previous column on this subject I noted an explosive article by Antonio Socci, on the front page of the Italian daily Il Libero for August 17, 2014. Socci reported that in a biography of Sister Lucia published by the Sisters of the Convent in Coimbra in 2013, it is revealed that on January 3, 1944 the Virgin appeared to Sister Lucia and instructed her, regarding the vision pertaining to the Third Secret, to “be at peace, and write what I have commanded you, but not, however, that which has been given to you to understand its meaning.”

Thus was clearly revealed the existence of an explanation of the vision’s meaning by the Virgin Herself that was not written on the same the date the vision was committed to paper. Lucia’s own fellow nuns, in a book they themselves have published to the world, now confirm that something is missing from the vision standing alone: the very thing we have always said is missing, that being precisely the Virgin’s explanation of the vision’s significance which can only be found in a related text we have yet to see.

Now there is even more to report on this breakthrough. As my previous column noted, in view of what the biography had revealed the Italian “Fatimologist” Solideo Paolini wrote twice to the Convent: in February and May of 2014, before Socci’s article appeared.  In a conference published on YouTube on March 11, 2015, Paolini reveals not only what we already know — that both letters were met with silence — but also provides further details on this correspondence.

Paolini notes that the biography’s bibliography cites two never-published sources from Lucia’s writings: a certain letter of hers and a diary. Accordingly, in his first letter to the Convent, received on February 5, 2014, he had asked for “permission to come to the Convent to read these two unpublished sources,” which “you yourselves have cited in your book.”  Two months passed with no answer. 

Paolini wrote again in May of 2014 to advise that he took this silence as a reply that he could not consult the two works and that he had accepted this, but that he had one question: “Yes or no.  Is there a text that explains the significance of the vision, written not on that date [January 3, 1944, the date the vision was committed to paper] but subsequently?” He also asked: “In the works which I asked to consult is there any reference to something more regarding the Third Secret of Fatima, as of yet unpublished?” This letter was received at the Convent on June 6. There was again no response.

In the conference published on YouTube, however, Paolini reports that in October of 2014, after Socci’s article appeared, he received what he describes as an “extremely scanty note” in which the Prioress of the Convent advised that “it is not possible for now to consult the documents you request.  In its time, everything will be published.”

Paolini notes the obvious and totally devastating point: “The Vatican has told us everything was published, but the prioress of the convent says everything will be published.” Paolini also notes the Prioress’ resounding silence in response to his specific question whether the two unpublished sources contain further references to the Third Secret. 

There is no longer any good faith basis to deny that the Vatican is hiding something. The publication of this biography and the results of Paolini’s correspondence with the Convent at Coimbra demonstrate once again that the plans of men can impede the designs of Heaven for only so long.  The worldly-wise Vatican functionaries who have thus far succeeded in burying the integral Third Secret and preventing the Consecration of Russia are in a race, not with mere time, but with God Himself. They will lose; that much is certain. What remains uncertain, however, is how much damage God will allow them to inflict before His will is done and the imperatives of the Message of Fatima are heeded by a Church in crisis.