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Fatima Shrine recalls Pope Francis' sponsorship of the Pilgrim Image of the Virgin of Fatima


Sunday, March 17, 2013

For the record, here is a Google translation of yesterday's email (in Portuguese) of the Fatima Shrine's announcement regarding Cardinal Bergoglio's 1998 sponsorship of the Pilgrim Image of the Virgin of Fatima:

   
Quote:From: Press Room | Fatima Shrine 
    Date: March 16, 2013 10:42:06 AM PDT
    To:
    Subject: Buenos Aires, 1998: Fatima Shrine recalls the reception of Pope Francisco to Image Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima


    26/2013, of March 16, 2013 - 17:30
    Buenos Aires, 1998 - "Benvinda the house, Mother!"

    Fatima Shrine recalls the reception of Pope Francisco to Image Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima

    The Shrine of Fatima recalls with joy the host made on 19 April 1998 by D. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, current pope Francisco, the image of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima, this pilgrimage within the image to Argentina.

    In the archives of the Department of Studies and Dissemination (SESDI) Fatima Shrine is said that at 16:00 on 19 April 1998, D. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as archbishop of Buenos Aires, welcomed the image of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima, coming from the Shrine of Fatima in Portugal.

    At April 19, the image coming from the Argentine province of S. Louis bound for the federal capital of Argentina, was expected "at the intersection of the avenues", in Buenos Aires, the current Pope Francisco, who deserved to receive the "White Pilgrim."

    Along with D. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and other members of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, the Diocese of Avellaneda and "a large quantity of followers of different ages," was the Bishop of Avellaneda, founder of "Missionary Family of Fatima" and promoter Image of Fatima pilgrimage, D. Ruben H. di Monte.

    After the reception, the image of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima went through some streets of Buenos Aires in procession with prayers and songs, to the College of Our Lady of Fatima, where the Eucharist was celebrated, presided over by the current Pope.

    The homily of D. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, described in the documentation submitted to the Shrine of Fatima, as "short, meaningful and emotional," focused on the words of welcome "Benvinda home, Mother."

    In that homily, which at the end is particularly addressed a prayer to Our Lady, D. Jorge Bergoglio reflected on the figure of Mary as the mother who welcomes and comforts all her children and they know the prayers, wishes and joys.

    "So we opened it (Mother Mary) the door of our hearts and our home. We opened the door for him in our city. She knows where it has to go. She must know where to touch, caress it has to give, that wound can heal. She knows the prayer more guarded in our hearts, what we want, sometimes we dare not say it, "he said.

    "Dear Mother: Benvinda the house! It teaches us that Jesus is alive, that feel alive among us. It teaches us the language of tenderness. Welcome home, Mother! Look for my family, you know what you need. Look through our neighborhood, you know right where to go. Look into my heart, you know better than me. Welcome home! Teach me that Jesus is alive, that they think he's dead to me. Give me strength, Mom Give me tenderly to help others. Give me peace of heart. Welcome home! "He prayed.

    After the celebration the picture was taken at dusk, the church's first sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima in Argentina, where he was from April 19 to May 23.

    The Shrine of Fatima in Buenos Aires, according to documentation SESDI, was built in a very poor, originally called "Bajo Flores" currently "Villa Soldati," where he lived "working people and needy to the end".

    In 1950, a group of residents of this neighborhood in the capital Buenos Aires acquires an image of Our Lady of Fatima who prays that their homes are spared in the process of expropriation, what would happen. That same year, the Cardinal of Buenos Aires delivers the pastoral care of this zone to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The first is the charge of the parish priest Mejido Celso Díaz.

    The Cardinal had available after the new parish was venerated image of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal and brought blessed by Cardinal Cherry. The decree of erection of the parish date of July 25, 1950.

    The current temple was inaugurated on October 12, 1957, the altar was consecrated a year later and, in 1992, the then Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, D. Antonio Quarracino, declares as sanctuary archdiocesan parish.

    This pilgrimage where the image was received by the current Pope Francisco - who sojourned in the First Image of the Virgin Peregrina (No. 1), which is currently enshrined in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Fatima / Portugal - held between 1998 and 2000, with visits to Argentina and Uruguay.

    Leopoldina Simões, Press Room Fatima Shrine





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Curiously, he mentioned this image today in his Angelus.
That sponsorship is a contradiction, as he is an ecumenist and Our Lady is the anti-ecumenical person par excellence.
(03-18-2013, 02:30 PM)Montgisard Wrote: [ -> ]That sponsorship is a contradiction, as he is an ecumenist and Our Lady is the anti-ecumenical person par excellence.

Pope Francis: The Marian Dimension
by Christopher A. Ferrara
March 14, 2013

“Tomorrow I'm going to go pray to the Virgin Mary. Good night, thank you and have a good rest.”

With those words, Pope Francis, the first Pope so named, and the first Jesuit Pope, ended his appearance on the loggia of Saint Peter's Basilica last night. True to his word, early the following morning the new Pope visited the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, the world's oldest church (c. 431 A.D.) dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. There he prayed and left a bouquet of flowers before the famous icon of Mary under the title Salus Populi Romani, which, loosely translated, means Protectress of the Roman People.

According to the Roman Pontifical (the book of rituals performed by bishops), the icon, which was crowned by Pope Pius XII in 1954, dates all the way back to the founding of the basilica by Pope Liberius (352-366). A tradition states that it was brought to Rome by Saint Helena after having been painted by Saint Luke himself.

That the new Pope's first devotional act was to visit the world's oldest Marian church in order to venerate a Marian icon of such august provenance evidences a Marian piety of the most traditional sort.

In these early stages of the new pontificate, we cannot overlook the Marian dimension of the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires. And it is the Marian dimension of the Roman Pontiff that will be decisive for what must be done to bring the current ecclesial crisis to an end while averting the ultimate calamity depicted in the vision of the “Bishop dressed in White.”

The Consecration of Russia, and only that, will end the crisis in the Church and the related crisis in a world that has turned its back on Christ. For that act of obedience and tribute by the Pope and the bishops, recognizing Mary's role as Mediatrix of All Graces, is Heaven's prescribed remedy for the lack of peace — not merely political and social, but moral and spiritual — that has plagued the world since the dawn of the 20th century and is now reaching its final extremity in the outright neo-barbarism of Western man.

We must remember that Benedict XVI ended his pontificate by recognizing that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has yet to be seen. It will take a truly Marian Pope to secure that Triumph by doing at last what Mary Mediatrix requested of her Church at Fatima.

A Clean Swept House?

by Christopher A. Ferrara
March 15, 2013


      The new pontificate of Pope Francis is already revealing a most welcome novelty in the midst of so much obscurantism in the Church today: sheer simplicity of preaching. In his sermon during Mass for the cardinal electors today, the Pope declared: “When we do not profess Jesus Christ, the saying of Léon Bloy comes to mind: ‘Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil.’ When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.... When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord, we are worldly: we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord.”

      I cannot remember the last time a Pope of the post-Vatican II era spoke plainly about the devil, the demon, and the worldliness of clergy. And the reference to Léon Bloy is quite telling, for Bloy was a Church-hating freethinker who underwent a near-miraculous conversion and became one of the foremost Catholic novelists of the 20th century. The Catholic novelist Graham Greene begins one of his novels with this quotation of Bloy: “Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they might have existence.” In this way does suffering open the closed and arrogant heart to the operation of God’s grace.

      As of this writing, Pope Francis has not yet taken the customary step of appointing on a temporary basis the officials of the Roman Curia who were in power on the date the last pontificate ended, including Cardinal Bertone and those who have unswervingly followed the Secretary of State’s Party Line on the Message of Fatima. Has Pope Francis already seen the 300-page dossier prepared by the three cardinals to document corruption within the Vatican apparatus? Are we about to see a massive sweeping out of the Stygian stable of the Apostolic Palace? We should have more definite answers to these questions by the time the Fatima Center team leaves the Eternal City.
Heard a tape by Father Gruner that Cardinal Bergilio has written back and forth to him in the past so it seems he's very interested in the Fatima message, maybe he will finally do what Our Lady requested to Sister Lucia.
(03-18-2013, 02:30 PM)Montgisard Wrote: [ -> ]That sponsorship is a contradiction, as he is an ecumenist and Our Lady is the anti-ecumenical person par excellence.

This statement borders close to calumny.  I wonder who the modernist is here.  Qualify your statement regarding ecumenism, for there is a true (Catholic) and a false (Protestant) one.  To promote and foster unity among Christians and others into the One Body of Christ her Son makes Our Lady "anti-ecumenical?   Our Lord prayed, "That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us."  (John 17:21)  This is true ecumenism.
(03-18-2013, 10:31 PM)Vincentius Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-18-2013, 02:30 PM)Montgisard Wrote: [ -> ]That sponsorship is a contradiction, as he is an ecumenist and Our Lady is the anti-ecumenical person par excellence.

This statement borders close to calumny.  I wonder who the modernist is here.  Qualify your statement regarding ecumenism, for there is a true (Catholic) and a false (Protestant) one.  To promote and foster unity among Christians and others into the One Body of Christ her Son makes Our Lady "anti-ecumenical?   Our Lord prayed, "That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us."  (John 17:21)  This is true ecumenism.

Well said.

Real nice selection of articles Kopp.  Thanks.