And who can resist the great Charity with which Our Blessed Mother comes to us? As a true mother to her children she comes and yet the vast majority of her children choose to belittle or ignore her. To their own shame! She told us at Fatima that God wishes to establish devotion to her Immaculate Heart--so it is God whom our evil and rebellious world rejects through Our Lady. What a disgrace to our generation!
Our Lady of Fatima explained to the children that war is a punishment for sin and warned that God would further castigate the world for its disobedience to His Will by means of war, hunger and the persecution of the Church, the Holy Father and the Catholic Faithful. God's Mother prophesied that Russia would be God's chosen "instrument of chastisement," spreading the errors of atheism and materialism across the earth, fomenting wars, annihilating nations and persecuting the faithful everywhere.
"If My requests are not granted, Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martryed, the Holy Father will suffer much and various nations will be annihilated."
In all Her appearances at Fatima, the Blessed Mother repeatedly emphasized the necessity of praying the Rosary daily, of wearing the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel and of performing acts of reparation and sacrifice. To prevent the terrible chastisement at the hands of Russia and to convert "that poor nation", Our Lady requested the solemn public consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart by the Pope and all the Catholic bishops of the world. She also asked that the Faithful practice a devotion of reparation on the first Saturday of five consecutive
months ("The Five First Saturdays")