Mary Predicts World War II PDF Print E-mail

On July 12, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima said that another world war was coming, and provided the signs:

“The war is going to end. But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse one will be gin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illumined by an unknown light, you know that this is the great sign that God gives you that he is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and of persecution of the Church and the Holy Father.

To prevent this, I shall come to ask the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the communion of reparation on the Five First Saturday. If my requests are granted, atheistic Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecution of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will suffer much, and various nations will be destroyed. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and it will be converted and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.”

The war going on at that time was World War I, and Pius XI was not the pontiff then. The “unknown light” was seen on the night of January 25, 1938 and was described by scientists as a freak form of aurora borealis. The New York Times reported the event as follows:

“London. January 25, 1938. The aurora borealis, rarely seen in Southern or Western Europe spread fear in parts of Portugal and Lower Austria tonight while thousand of Britons were brought running into the streets in wonderment.”

Forty-five days later. Hitler invaded Austria, starting the Second World War in the reign of Pius XI.
The bishop of Fatima was very reluctant to approve the apparitions because of the terrible warnings.

It was hard to believe that a Second World War was coming, after the horror of World War I. It was difficult to imagine that a backward country would dominate the earth, that a Christian country would spread atheism.