In 2017, I had the opportunity to read Fr. Charles Theodore Murr’s bookThe Godmother: Mother Pascalina, a Feminine Tour de Force.
For those who do not know, Mother Pascalina was the right hand of Pope Pius XII. She was, arguably, the most powerful woman in the Vatican during Pius’ pontificate. There has been much written about her over the years, some good, some not so good. I do not pretend to be an expert on Mother Pascalina’s life, but I am interested in learning more about her. Enter Fr. Murr’s book.
While reading, I was struck by a quote that Fr. Murr attributed to Mother Pascalina. The two were talking about the infamous alleged private revelations at Bayside, New York. Fr. Murr attributed to Pascalina the following quote:
In the light of various ideas that arise over the years about private revelations (authentic or alleged), I think we could all learn from Mother Pascalina’s wisdom.
Hi Everyone! I want to direct you to some new articles that I have written about Fátima that are published by the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA Inc. (WAF-USA).
The first article is: Open or publish? A question on the third part of the secret of Fátima.
The second article is: Sister Lúcia and interpretation of the third part of the Secret.
The Open or Publish article discusses whether or not Our Lady had commanded that the third part of the secret was to be published in the year 1960. Some information has recently come to light which gives one pause to examine the matter.
The Sister Lúcia and Interpretation article examines a discrepancy between some new information from Sister Lúcia with a statement from Cardinal Ratzinger in his Theological Commentary.
A relatively little-known aspect of the history of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fátima, Portugal concerns a comment made to Sr. Lúcia about a “seventh” apparition. On May 13, 1917, in her first apparition to the three shepherd children, Our Lady stated, “I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at this same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want. Afterwards, I will return here yet a seventh time.”[i] Has this seventh apparition already occurred? We shall look at this matter presently.