The 1929 Vision of Sister Lucy

The following is also from the text of her memoirs, Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words. As a Jungian-Platonist-Half Catholic, PhD in politics, I say the vision has all the indications of authenticity.

APPENDIX II
Introduction
The text of this Appendix is not a document in Sister Lucia’s own
handwriting, but it has all the guarantees of authenticity, seeing that it
was her spiritual director, at this time Rev. Fr. José Bernardo Gon-
çalves, S. J., who transcribed it directly and literally from the Seer’s
notes. The vision to which this text refers was granted to Sister Lucia
on the 13th of June, 1929, in the chapel of her convent at Tuy,
Spain.The text begins with an account of the vision of the Most Holy
Trinity, together with Our Lady showing her Heart, as in the Appari-
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tions of June and July of 1917. The promise she had made then was
now realized, and Sister Lucia heard the Blessed Virgin ask for the
consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart under certain well
defined conditions.
TEXT OF THE REQUEST FOR THE CONSECRATION
OF RUSSIA
Rev. Fr. Gonçalves sometimes came to our chapel to hear confessions.
I went to confession to him and, as I felt at ease with him,
I continued to do so for the three years that he remained here as
Assistant to the Fr. Provincial.
It was at this time that Our Lady informed me that the moment
had come in which she wished me to make known to Holy Church
her desire for the Consecration of Russia, and her promise to convert
it. The communication was as follows:
13-6-1929. I had sought and obtained permission from my
superiors and confessor to make a Holy Hour from eleven o’clock
until midnight, every Thursday to Friday. Being alone one night, I
knelt near the altar rails in the middle of the chapel and, prostrate,
I prayed the prayers of the Angel. Feeling tired, I then stood up and
continued to say the prayers with my arms in the form of a cross.
The only light was that of the sanctuary lamp. Suddenly the whole
chapel was illumined by a supernatural light, and above the altar
appeared a cross of light, reaching to the ceiling. In a brighter light
on the upper part of the cross, could be seen the face of a man and
his body as far as the waist, upon his breast was a dove also of
light and nailed to the cross was the body of another man. A little
below the waist, I could see a chalice and a large host suspended
in the air, on to which drops of blood were falling from the face of
Jesus Crucified and from the wound in His side. These drops ran
down on to the host and fell into the chalice. Beneath the right arm
of the cross was Our Lady and in her hand was her Immaculate
Heart. (It was Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in
her left hand, without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns
and flames). Under the left arm of the cross, large letters, as if of
crystal clear water which ran down upon the altar, formed these
words: “Grace and Mercy.”
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I understood that it was the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity
which was shown to me, and I received lights about this mystery
which I am not permitted to reveal.
Our Lady then said to me:
“The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in
union with all the Bishops of the world, to make the consecration of
Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means.
There are so many souls whom the Justice of God condemns for
sins committed against me, that I have come to ask reparation:
sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”
I gave an account of this to the confessor, who ordered me to
write down what Our Lady wanted done.
Later, in an intimate communication, Our Lord complained to
me, saying:
“They did not wish to heed my request!… Like the King of
France*, they will repent and do it, but it will be late. Russia will
have already spread her errors throughout the world, provoking
wars, and persecutions of the Church: the Holy Father will have
much to suffer.”
* In 1689, one year before her death, Saint Margaret Mary tried by various
ways and means to reach the ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV of France,
with a message from the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with four requests: to
engrave the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the royal flags; to build a temple
in His honour where He would receive the homage of the Court: the
King was to make his consecration to the Sacred Heart; and he should
pledge his authority before the Holy See to obtain a Mass in honour of
the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
However, nothing was achieved. It seems that this message never
even came to the knowledge of the King.
Only a century later, the royal family would respond, in the measure
possible, to this message. Louis XVI, in 1792, conceived the idea of
his vow to the Heart of Jesus, but he could only carry it out in the
Temple prison, promising to fulfil all the requests communicated by St.
Margaret Mary, after his liberation. But, for Divine Providence it was
now late: Louis XVI was guillotined on 21 January 1793.
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