Letter of Bishop da Silva to Pope Pius XI (1937-03-??)
From letter of Bishop da Silva to Pope Pius XI (1937-03-??)
THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA AND COMMUNISM
THE ANTI-COMMUNIST VOW OF 1936
This religious asks me to communicate to Your Holiness that according to a revelation from Heaven, the Good Lord promises to end the persecution in Russia, if Your Holiness deigns to make, and order all the bishops of the Catholic world equally to make, a public and solemn act of reparation and consecration of Russia to the Most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and also deigns to approve and recommend the practice of the reparatory devotion.
It consists in this: During five months in a row to receive Holy Communion on the first Saturday, recite the Rosary, and keep Our Lady company for fifteen minutes meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary.
This devotion has for its purpose:
1) To make reparation for the blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception, virginity and maternity of the Most Holy Virgin, and also outrages against the images of Our Lady.
2) To pray for children in whose hearts scorn and even hatred against our Heavenly Mother is being sown.