Archive for February, 2012

Fátima’s Final Secret

February 19, 2012

PluribusOne™ has used its Noetitek™ system to examine the Fátima enigma. Our purpose is to clarify certain facts and reveal overlooked factors regarding “the Lady” and her secrets which have become such a source of divisive controversy in the Church. 

Consistent with Catholic doctrine, the full faith of Church Fathers is never given to private revelations, including those of Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fátima, although such encounters are considered piously credible—worthy of belief. Yet some advocates of the story, which has been well documented and examined in detail by the Church and by popular book authors, say that the revelation at Fátima in 1917, during World War I, was not “private” because the message was intended for the world. However, the message was not broadcast to the thousands who gathered at Fátima over a period of months. Only three children received information, and not all of their perceptions were the same. The secret message was as private as any words spoken in a confessional. Therefore, the nature and content of the three-part secret is impossible to validate. The question is not whether one believes in God, the Bible, or the infallibility of the Pope, but whether one believes the emotion-charged report of pious children—one child, actually: Lucia dos Santos. The other two died in the early months of 1919. 

The location of the series of visitations over a six-month period is Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal. Lucia described the Lady as brighter than the sun and shedding rays of light. According to Lucia, the Lady imparted three secrets. The fact of their meetings was not, however, something the children had to keep to themselves, and over ensuing months greater and greater numbers of people—70,000 or more by October—gathered to witness the children commune with an apparent presence. At the October gathering some of those present said they witnessed miracles after the rain ceased. Some reported seeing the sun rotating and throwing off a rainbow of colors, and some saw religious figures while staring at the sun—atmospheric and optical phenomena. The sun did not actually move. 

Yet it seems that something more “supernatural” happened for the children, especially Lucia. Unless we assume that she orchestrated an elaborate lie, which seems unfair and unlikely, the children encountered an apparition having the appearance of a teenaged Lady who communicated—through words and images—information consistent with what a Catholic youngster might be expected to receive from Mother Mary. In our view, the entity who identified herself by saying: “I am of Heaven,” has a larger identity: the Divine Feminine, who has appeared to people—especially females—world-wide in familiar forms and through verbalizations in native tongues. Her reality and earthly presence preexisted the lifetimes of Jesus and Mary and even Moses, Miriam, and Abraham. 

Cova da Iria—Irene’s Cove—was named after “Irene of Tomar,” who desired to be a nun but was lusted after, slandered by a lecherous monk, murdered in 653 AD, at age 18, and declared a virgin saint: Saint Irene. “Iria” is derived from the Greek name Iris, goddess of sea and sky who supplies clouds with water and facilitates the making of rainbows. Daughter of Thaumas and the air nymph Electra, and married to Zephyrus, god of the west wind, Iris is the divine feminine messenger—Hermes’ counterpart. The name Mary originates in Egypt and, like Iris (derivation: Isis), is associated with the sea. Our point is that the Divine Feminine has many faces that represent one mission: to express the female aspect of the Creator which, suppressed for millennia in Western culture, has been emerging with a vengeance since the 1840s. The Third Secret of Fátima reveals, in part, what she has in store for the Roman Church—radical transformation.

[Please see our Image File #36 for a photograph of the children and a source for further details.]