Hi Everyone! Ten or so days later and I have a new Fátima book update for you!
I have been busy editing and re-ordering some chapters. I also decided to gut the introduction and begin it anew. One of the worst parts now awaits me, writing the bibliography. There were six pages just from chapter one alone!
I also tweaked some of the appendix items (yes, there will be an appendix). Unless something substantial comes my way, I think I have about finalized what those items will be. One of them, to the best of my knowledge, has never before been rendered into English. It ought to be a good eye-opener.
Now that it is public knowledge that I am writing my next book, I am able to share updates periodically with you. It was difficult keeping the lid on this thing, so I am glad to be able to share information and updates.
Believe it or not, something unexpected happened. While reading a text, I noticed a discrepancy. Once I pulled on that thread, a bunch of things came tumbling out. As a result, a new chapter was born. What is the subject? Well, that must remain unspoken at this time but I will say that it pertains to one of the most dearly-held components in the history of the conspiracies surrounding the third part of the secret.
Fr. Jaki’s book.
In other news, two new books have come in. From my recent interview with Michael O’Neill, I decided it was time to pick up Fr. Jaki’s book on the Miracle of the Sun.
Acta of PAMI wherein is found Ottaviani’s 1967 Allocution
Now that I also know that the Italian text of Cardinal Ottaviani’s 1967 Allocution exists, I picked up a copy of the fourth volume of PAMI’s Acta for under $10. At that price, I just could not refuse it!
While perusing the Acta book I noticed something about another address that was delivered by another participant. It explained a heretofore forgotten/unknown remark (at least in English) from Ottaviani during his Allocution. I will have to do some updating soon.
Lots going on folks and I am happy to share what I can. In the meantime, stay tuned! There is much more coming down the pipeline! Please pray for me.
One of the features of international travel on an airplane is watching movies. Those long hours of airtime seem to fly by rather quickly with a good movie or two. On the way back to the States from Fátima, I was able to watch Angry Birds. As I watched, a theme it contained jumped out at me, namely deception in private revelation and how we respond to it.
The following is a transcript of my interview with Michael O’Neill “The Miracle Hunter” of Relevant Radio. It was recorded on October 13, 2016 and broadcast on October 16, 2016.
O’Neill: October 13th is one of those days that, just like May 13th, is one of the days that’s associated with Our Lady of Fátima. Of course, October 13th is the anniversary of the great Miracle of the Sun, the Fátima Sun Miracle. We’ve got someone today who is an expert in private revelation and he’s written a book, Refractions of Light, author Kevin Symonds. Welcome to the program today Kevin.
Hello Mr. O’Neill. Good to be with you today.
Earlier this year I came across an interesting article written by Dr. José Barreto of the University of Lisbon on Fátima and Fr. Edouard Dhanis. Written in Portuguese, a friend of mine translated it into English for me. Unfortunately, I was not able to spend as much time going through it as I would have liked to do.
While in Fátima last month, Dr. Barreto’s article came up during a conversation. I renewed my interest in the article and contacted Dr. Barreto to request permission to publish the translation. He has graciously consented to do so. I provide it below for your reading pleasure.
The topic of Fr. Dhanis and Fátima is a very volatile one in certain circles of Catholics. Dhanis is famous for being the founding father of a critical school of thought on Fátima. He also famously made a distinction between the “old” history of Fátima with a “new” history that was based upon the later writings of Sr. Lúcia’s Memoirs.
No statement is herein made on the person or work of Fr. Edouard Dhanis. All that is being provided is Dr. Barreto’s discussion of the events 50 or so years after the fact. If someone happens to notice any issue(s) with translation, please contact me.
-Kevin J. Symonds
While in Fátima last month, I referred to Rick Salbato in my first blog post. Rick recently went to his eternal reward and I would like to take a moment to focus upon the life, work and person of Rick.