FIRST AND SECOND PART OF THE “SECRET”
The first part is the vision of hell.
Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which
seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls
in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or
burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into
the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with
great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a
huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of
pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The
demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness
to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent.
This vision lasted but an instant. How can we
ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already
prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven.
Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror.
We then looked up at Our Lady, who said to us so
kindly and so sadly:
“You have seen hell where the souls of poor
sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion
to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be
saved and there will be peace.
The war is going to end: but if people do not
cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate
of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know
that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish
the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of
the Church and of the Holy Father.
To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the
consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of
reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia
will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her
errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the
Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to
suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate
Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and
she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the