March 1, 2021
In 1917, during World War I, Mary appeared at Fatima to three shepherd children. Pope Benedict XVI later said, “At a time when the human family was ready to sacrifice all that was most sacred on the altar of the petty and selfish interests of nations, races, ideologies, groups and individuals, our Blessed Mother came from heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in her the love of God burning in her own heart.…” (Homily at Fatima, May 13, 2010).
Mary said at Fatima, “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.” St. Pope John Paul II apparently believed that the apparitions at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, were a continuation and fulfillment of the apparitions at Fatima.
Mirjana, one of the visionaries at Medjugorje, said that Pope John Paul II told her, “Medjugorje is hope for the entire world. And if I were not Pope, I would have been in Medjugorje a long time ago.”
Mirjana told me in my interview with her, “I don’t want to talk very much about the secrets, because secrets are secrets. I want to say one thing that is very important. Blessed Mary said, ‘What I started at Fatima, I will finish in Medjugorje. My heart will triumph.’ If the heart of our Mother will triumph, we don’t need to be scared of anything. It’s only important to put our life in her hands and not to think about secrets. We should think about the messages and what she asked for us, so that we can help her Immaculate Heart to triumph.”