There are no ‘three days of darkness’ in the Fatima Third Secret, no mega-earthquakes, no tilting of the earth axis. These false messages, in the Internet for years now, aim to sow fear and panic, and distract us from the real Fatima message of INTERNAL PRAYER NOT EXTERNAL RITUALS. It is the work of Satan using some of us without us knowing it, says an Archbishop.

By Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

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About ten years ago, an email started to circulate, purportedly quoting the Third Secret of Fatima, prophesying ‘three days of darkness’ and a great eight-hour global earthquake. For ten long years, the email, which started evolving, as people started adding to it, went into a cycle of disappearing and reappearing. And now, after the Pandemic started, it has started to spread again, sowing fear and confusion. Yet, there is no author to the message and everything is falsely attributed to Our Lady of Fatima.

I sought advice from an Archbishop, who agreed that this is the work of Satan, who was fooling overzealous devotees to believe and proliferate a false message. At first glance, the message looked authentic, warning readers to repent. But at closer look, the purpose was to sow fear and panic, and distract readers away from internal prayer, the real intent of the Fatima message, and focus on external rituals. One who spreads this message becomes an agent of Satan without knowing it. Please avoid forwarding such messages.

The message says only blessed candles can dispel the darkness. One has to set up an altar, sprinkle holy water on doors and windows. It gives a warning, “God’s punishment is holy and once it has started, you should not look outside, under any circumstance. — All the evil spirits will be mingling around, free to do harm.” There are THREATS of evil forces, if the rituals are not followed strictly. The devil is shrewd, the wolf guised in sheep’s clothing. Many are easily swayed by the subtlety. Remember –


The message goes on, “10 minutes before midnight, a great earthquake will shake the earth for 8 hours, that will move the earth 23 degrees.” The Third Secret does not dwell in such detailed scientific data. Aside from the scare tactic, this was meant to discredit the Marian prophecy if these scientific data are not fulfilled.


Anti-Marians are behind the effort to destroy the Fatima messages. The rise of anti-Marians began during Martin Luther’s Reformation. Many Protestant sects, not all, consider praying to the Virgin as ‘idolatry’ and ‘abomination’. Today, this is manifested by the intent to mutilate the Fatima messages.

From the 1917 apparitions, the Fatima messages were attacked, from the outside by governments and religious sects, and from the inside by Archbishops and Cardinals. There are conspiracy theories surrounding the Third Secret meant to discredit Our Lady and confuse readers. The message of Fatima, declared by the Vatican as authentic after 20 years of investigations, has endured the onslaughts of more than a century.

The official Vatican website has photographs of the Third Secret document in Portuguese handwritten by one of three Fatima visionaries, Sister Lucia. In the English translation, the Third Secret is surprisingly simple and short, the same message throughout the Old Testament for sinners to return to the Lord. In fear of panic and misinterpretation, Pope Pius XII and Pope John XXIII kept the Third Secret secret. After half a century, St. John Paul II (1978-2005) revealed it.


The essence of the Third Secret is to bring us closer to Jesus through Mary and to tell us the urgency of internal prayers, not external rituals, to atone for global sins, which can pre-empt the global Pandemic. God can make the Pandemic vanish if we just return to Him and atone for sins. The world urgently needs a Spiritual Renaissance, a renewal of the heart. Our Lady of Fatima beckons us to return to the Lord as the only way to appease His wrath.

Prayer is the answer to the Pandemic. In the home of visionary Carmelo Cortez, the author witnessed a Paulinian Sister go into a trance, her voice deepening, saying

“I can no longer hold back the hand of my Son. Pray, pray, pray.”

I will put enmity between you (Lucifer)

and the woman (Virgin Mary),

between your offspring (Satan) and hers (Jesus).

Her offspring shall crush your head,

and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15.

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By Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

Columnist Daily Tribune – Blogger – Healing Ministry – ex-University Professor (Ateneo) Documentary Producer/Director (ex-ABS-CBN, freelance) – ex-Radio Broadcaster (Radio Veritas) Facebook “Bernie V. Lopez Eastwind” Facebook Pages “Eastwind Journeys and Journals” and “Mary Queen of Peace”


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