July 2013 Print

The Last Word

Dear Readers,

Devotions can be defined as external practices of piety, ones which aid in the sanctification of souls. Prominent examples in Roman Catholic tradition are litanies to the saints, novenas, the wearing of blessed medals, vigils, Eucharistic adoration, and, of course, the Rosary. Additionally, one of the essential devotions fostered within the Society of St. Pius X centers on the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Our Lady, appearing regularly to three Portuguese shepherd children during six consecutive months, explained to them that Christ Himself is greatly pleased by devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. On June 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin noted: “Jesus wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. To whomever embraces this devotion, I promise salvation. These souls shall be dear to God, as flowers placed by me to adorn His throne.”

It seems clear that Providence has prepared this special devotion to the Immaculate Heart for the end times, for our times. The ultimate triumph of Mary’s Heart is thus willed by God, and it is futile to resist or impede this great victory! For these reasons the SSPX earnestly promotes this devotion to the Mother of God.

All the faithful who, in response to the request of Our Lady of Fatima, foster and practice this devotion will certainly gain many benefits. They will be granted peace of heart and peace in family life. They will help save many souls from hell. They will appease God and console the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In short, they will receive numerous graces and will do great good. And when, at last, enough souls have responded to Our Lady’s requests, the Pope and the bishops will finally consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart...and there will be peace in the world.

Unfortunately, we oftentimes do not fulfill our Lady’s request. The present state of the world attests to the fact that most individuals have chosen to ignore the demands of our Lady of Fatima. The Church, therefore, now finds herself in an increasing state of crisis.

Let us, full of hope and confidence, devote ourselves to the Immaculate Heart. We will thus hasten Mary’s final triumph!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Father Jürgen Wegner