Feast of St. Peter Celestine
Our Blessed Mother ended Her first apparition (May 13, 1917) at Fatima in Portugal with these words: “Pray the Rosary everyday to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.” Europe was at war at that time. If Our Lady simply referred to world peace as cessation of armed hostilities, She would have just said “Pray the Rosary everyday to obtain peace for the world.” But no, She made a distinction: “peace for the world and the end of the war.”
At Bethlehem, the angels announced two things: Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will (Lk. 2.14); the one, the glory of God, corresponds to the other, peace but to men of good will. The Divine Infant taught us that to glorify God – to exalt His wisdom, goodness, mercy, love and justice – we must humble ourselves by submitting as sons to what our good Heavenly Father ordains and permits: He must increase, but [we] must decrease (Jn. 3.30). Those who obey God’s law enjoy peace; observing the divine law they also glorify God. And no one more than Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ brings peace to men; making reparation for sin, He reconciles man with His Creator and establishes a new covenant between them: the Creator will become Father, and man, His son. Our Lady at Fatima therefore treats of that peace which comes only from Jesus, from His grace, from being reconciled to the Father through His redemptive ministry now He entrusts to His Church – peace which man will seek in vain elsewhere: the “Novus Ordo” or the New World Order shaped by the Synagogue of Satan (Apoc. 2.9; 3.9) marching under the Masonic banner of “brotherhood, liberty, and equality.”
“Peace is the tranquility of order,” says St. Thomas Aquinas. Order is established by the law and will of God. This Order has since been established: the Traditional Catholic Order of things where Jesus Christ, the King of kings, has the absolute dominion not only in His Church but also in the Constitution and Laws of nations, for the kingdom is the Lord’s; and He shall have dominion over the nations… all kings of the earth shall adore Him: all nations shall serve Him (Ps. 21.29; 71.11); not a “Novus Ordo” where its center is still up for search – since the “Church of Christ is a reality bigger than the Catholic Church” (cf., “Our Lady and the New Orientation in Rome”), according to Cardinal Ratzinger now Pope Benedict XVI – in the ecumenical venture Cephas* has agreed to collaborate with the enemies of the Truth and the Crucified. Those who respect this Order fully,** possess the plenitude of interior peace; those who depart from it, even in the slightest degree, lose their peace*** in proportion to their deviation from it.
* Cephas once received a most grave rebuke from His Lord and Master when he sought to deviate from the path leading to the bloody immolation on the Cross and which will be the center of Christ’s Church for all ages to come: Go behind Me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto Me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men (Mt. 16.23). And the word of God is living and effectual, and more piercing than any two edged sword (Heb. 4.12).
** Pope Benedict XVI, in his “motu proprio” “Summorum Pontificum”, upheld the Traditional Latin Mass to have never been abrogated (in virtue of Pope St. Pius V’s irrevocable decree “Quo Primum”) and yet reduced the same Traditional Roman Rite of Divine Worship to a mere “extraordinary form” – which literally means a non-normal Rite of Divine Worship – contradicting the same “Quo Primum” (cf., “The Traditional Latin Mass…“)
*** Hence, The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of His people, and its princes (Is. 3.14). When the divine chastisement of worldwide conflagration as foretold by Our Lord in Lk. 17.29-30 and referred to by Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal and in Akita, Japan, shall fall from heaven it is no exaggeration to say that many bishops and priests will be the first to be reduced by God to ashes.
As at Bethlehem the angels promised peace to men of good will, so now at Fatima Our Lady promised peace but also and only to men of good will – for Our Lady can never depart from the truth. Our will is good when it is upright, docile, and resolute. It is upright when it is sincerely and entirely oriented toward good, not spoiled by even 00.01% dissimulation;* docile, when it is always ready to follow every indication of God’s will;** resolute, when it is prompt to adhere to the will of God, even though difficulties and obstacles arise, and sacrifices are required (cf., what Pope John Paul II did in his last Papal act of ‘Consecration’ supposed to be in fulfillment of Our Lady’s desire at Fatima, cf., “When Mary Comes… (III),” and the compromises Pope Benedict XVI dealt the subverted episcopal bodies who threaten to cut off their nations from ‘full communion’ with him over the Traditional Latin Mass regaining its rightful place in the Catholic sanctuary, cf., “The Ultimate Delusion…” and his clarification on his “motu proprio“).
* On the false [g]od or the false Jesus Christ – the object of the New ‘Order’ of ‘Catholic’ Worship, cf., “The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II ‘Catholicism’,” and Pope Benedict XVI literally referring to the very foundation of the Traditional Catholic Order – the Traditional Rite of the Mass – as “evil” when he clarified that his “motu proprio” was only, after all, a mere “act of toleration” (cf., “Pope Benedict XVI’s ‘motu proprio’…”).
** Our Lady desired that the Third Secret be revealed as early as the 1960, cf., “Our Lady and the New Orientation in Rome,” but when Pope John XXIII read it and nearly fainted,*** all he had to say was “this does not concern my pontificate[‘s agenda].”
*** Since, in all probability, God anathematizes the orientation: 1) which his Second Vatican Council would consecrate as if it were a dogma of the faith that must be adhered to under pain of ‘excommunication’ or canonical ‘irregularity’ [which canonical penalty really is for which crime?!]; and, 2) which will pave the way for the loss of faith as foretold by Our Lord (But yet the Son of man, when He cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth? – Lk. 18.8) and referred to by Our Lady Herself once more at Fatima: “In Portugal [She did not say “In Rome”] the dogma of the Faith shall always be preserved, etc.” (in Sr. Lucia’s Fourth Memoir, closing the Second Secret and introducing the Third Secret)
Our holy Mother St. Teresa of Jesus (Teresa of Avila) says, “Holy Peace consists in a union with God’s will, of such a kind that no dissension arises between the will of God and the soul, but they are both one – not in words or in desires alone but in works… and considers not its own profit nor its own tranquility” (“Conceptions of the Love of God,” 3). This is perfect good will and Our Immaculate Mother is an unsurpassable model of it when She responded Fiat mihi (“Let it be done to me…”) to the divine message of Redemption brought to Her by the Archangel Gabriel – that “Angelic Salutation” which forms the greater part of the Rosary to serve as our “battering ram” against the constant assaults of the infernal powers and forces blinding, defeaning, and dumbing pastors – and the souls entrusted to them – into an order of life that is unsuspectingly at enmity with God.