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An Invitation to Come to Rome

Fatima Peace Conference 2001 to Address Questions and Solutions on Escalating Armed Conflicts

September 28, 2001

Dear Sir:

   Why are violence and bloodshed accelerating?

   On July 6, 2001, the International Red Cross stated there are more armed conflicts now than at any other time since World War II.

   "We don’t have a world war, but we do have wars around the world," Jean-Daniel Tauxe, chief of operations of the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, said at the presentation of its 2000 Annual Report.

   Since the "end of the Cold War" in the early 1990s, explained Mr. Tauxe, the conflicts are no longer between states, but internal "and they are dreadful". At least 25 countries are engaged in bitter violence, and civilians are now the prime casualties.

   "The year 2000," he said, "merely confirmed the trend prevailing at the end of the millennium whereby civilians bear the brunt of hostilities and are often deliberately targeted."

   More alarming still, Red Cross workers are increasingly coming under attack.

   For example, on April 26, 2001 in northeastern Congo, six Red Cross workers were slain while delivering a food relief truck clearly marked with the emblematic Red Cross.

Yet There is Hope

   Despite these bleak reports, the organizers of Fatima Peace Conference 2001 believe that a solution for world peace is within our grasp, if only it would be tried.

   That solution is centered around an event in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 — an event reported by the major newspapers in Portugal at the time.

   The story of Fatima is well-known. Even Warner Brothers, in 1952, produced a movie entitled "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima". It is the account of the Blessed Virgin Mary appearing to three shepherd children, Jacinta, Francisco and Lucy, and promising peace to the world if a sufficient number of people "cease offending God" and heed Her requests for prayer, especially the Rosary, and for penance.

   In fact, the Portuguese newspaper O Seculo, which was not sympathetic to religious matters, reported the October 13 "Miracle of the Sun" at Fatima in its October 15, 1917 edition.

   The newspaper said: "Before the dazed eyes of the people ... the sun trembled, it made strange and abrupt movements outside of all cosmic laws, ‘the sun danced’, according to the typical expression of the peasants."

   Over 70,000 people, including politicians, professionals and journalists had come to Fatima on that day because the Blessed Virgin predicted "In October, I will perform a miracle so that all may believe" in Her message.

   That message has proven to be the most prophetic event in modern times, and directly intertwined with major global events.

Prophecy and Fulfillment

   Please let us explain why we take the Message of Fatima seriously. It is because of its "track record" of astounding prophecies that have been fulfilled, and continue to be fulfilled to this day. For example:

   • On July 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin predicted a miracle, which was fulfilled in the October 13, 1917 Miracle of the Sun witnessed by 70,000 people and reported by the secular press.

   • She predicted on June 13, 1917, "I will come to take Francisco and Jacinta to Heaven soon." The prophecy was fulfilled when young Francisco died on April 4, 1919, and with the death of Jacinta on February 20, 1920.

   • She predicted on July 13, 1917, "the war (WWI) is going to end soon." This was fulfilled when World War I’s fighting ended on November 11, 1918, one year and one month after Her last appearance at Fatima.

   • She predicted "if people do not cease offending God, a more terrible war will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI." This was fulfilled by Hitler’s aggression in Europe in the 1930s, during the pontificate of Pope Pius XI. Note, Benedict XV was Pope during the time of the Fatima apparitions, and it was impossible that three illiterate shepherd children would know the name of the next Pope.

   • She predicted "a night illumined by an unknown light," that would be a sign that the world is about to be punished by another great war. On the night of January 25-26, 1938, this prophecy was fulfilled by a strange light lasting for hours over much of Europe, and which preceded the outbreak of World War II. (The "strange light" was reported in the New York Times the next day.)

Yet there are dire predictions still to be fulfilled.

   Our Lady of Fatima warned that there would be no peace, that wars and persecutions would increase, and that "various nations will be annihilated" because of the sins of the world.

   To avoid these chastisements, Our Lady requested that the Pope, in union with all the world’s bishops, consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. If this is done, She promised the conversion of Russia and a period of peace to be granted to mankind.

   In the light of Fatima, the Peace Conference will examine the many ongoing wars and threats to world peace, and the only viable solution which Heaven has given -- a solution that was endorsed by God before 70,000 witnesses to the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.

Come to Rome

   The Conference will be held from October 7 to 13, at the Pontifical University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. The location is full of significance since it stands next to Gemelli Hospital, where the ambulance took Pope John Paul II after he was shot in Saint Peter’s Square in 1981.

   The date of Mehmet Ali Agca’s attempted murder of the Pope was May 13, 1981, the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917.

   The Conference has assembled an impressive array of speakers, scholars, theologians, authors and activists including Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.); Father Paul Kramer, B.Ph., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.); Randy Engel; Christopher Ferrara, Esq.; Cornelia Ferreira; Robert Goldsborough; William Jasper; Gerry Matatics; Michael J. Matt; Joe Scheidler; John Vennari; David Allen White, Ph.D.; and Thomas Woods, Ph.D.

   Along with statesmen and world leaders, the Fatima Center has invited Cardinals, bishops, priests, journalists and professionals and its own supporters to attend this historic gathering.

The Third Secret

   The Conference will also discuss last year’s "release" of the Third Secret of Fatima, an issue bursting with controversy.

   By all accounts, the "release" of the Third Secret was one of the major news stories of the year 2000, but the question as to whether we have received the full text of the Secret lingers.

   The July 1 Washington Post was one of many newspapers noting that the Vatican’s "interpretation" of the Secret (as nothing more than a prediction of an attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II) did not square with the text the Vatican released.

   Even Mother Angelica, on her EWTN television program, recently expressed her belief that the Vatican has not yet revealed the entire Secret. And if the Vatican has not released the complete Secret, then why not? Fatima Peace Conference 2001 will address this question.


   We hope you will attend the Rome conference. Please spend October 7 through 13 with men and women working toward World Peace, and working toward the end of violence, bloodshed and "dreadful conflicts".

   The goal of World Peace is within our grasp if a sufficient number of concerned souls know and fulfill Our Lady’s Message of Fatima.

   With this letter addressed to you, you will enjoy free admission to the conference* itself. Enclosed is an R.S.V.P. form. Please fill it out and return it to inform the Fatima Center of your plans to attend.


   Coralie Graham   John Vennari   Michael Matt

   Editor: The Fatima Crusader   Editor: Catholic Family News   Editor: The Remnant

  P.S. Again, Fatima Peace Conference 2001 will be held from October 7 to 13 at the Pontifical University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy. For more details, please review the conference flyer included with this letter.

  P.P.S. Also enclosed is a new booklet "God’s Endorsement of Fatima", which confirms the Pope’s statements that "The message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church."

  * travel, meals and lodging not included.

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