Happy 100 year anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal!
Our Lady of Fatima is one of the patrons of this platform, Traditional Catholic Femininity, along with St Therese of Lisieux, who is both my patron and confirmation saint.
I already had a Traditional Catholic blog on Tumblr since 2013, but from January of 2017, I started feeling this burning desire to create a separate platform, focused on Traditional Catholicism AND Biblical womanhood.
After much prayer and discernment, Our Lady of Fatima made herself known to me in a deeper way than before and provided special graces.
Our Lady of Fatima was not an aspect of Our Lady that I was ever drawn to or even familiar with prior to 2017.
In all honesty, my devotion to Our Lady of Fatima only intensified AFTER Traditional Catholic Femininity was launched. I did not know too much about Our Lady of Fatima before I created TCF and I couldn’t really see how that aspect of Our Lady was relevant to the subject topic of this blog, restoration of femininity, traditional values, family, traditional marriage etc.
In any case, Our Lady of Fatima guided me in creating this blog and I simply trusted her and obeyed. After the launch of this blog, I started learning more about Our Lady of Fatima and it made complete sense. She IS relevant to the core subject matter of this blog!
Our Lady of Fatima did say that “the final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Do not be afraid, because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue. However, Our Lady has already crushed his head”
The continuous messages and emails of appreciation that I receive from readers as well as the rapid growth of the blog in a few short months was the confirmation from Our Lady that TCF is more than just a blog; it is a ministry, a ministry that, as many of you have mentioned, is desperately needed today.
The realisation of the responsibility behind this both terrifies and humbles me.
Running this platform has not always been plain sailing for me.
I have received a lot of opposition as well, as some of you might have noticed.
My rude awakening was when I received opposition from other Catholics re my stance on traditional marriage and the family. Some even accuse me of being a “rad trad”.
I almost lost heart, but then I remember Our Lady of Fatima’s message (see above) and she gives me the courage to continue to do what I do.
Our Lady knows that marriage and the family have been completely destroyed, desecrated and perverted by Satan.
Women, in particular, have been targetted by Satan just like he targetted Eve in the Garden of Eve.
Satan knows that if he can pervert women’s natural feminine nature, make them disobedient to God, take them out of the home, make them more focused on their career and education, the institution of marriage and the family would crumble.
The institution of marriage and the family is the first institution God created because it is the foundation of society and the foundation of all other institutions. Ever since the Garden of Eden, Satan has been working hard to destroy and pervert it.
He has been succeeding via the introduction of Marxist-based Feminism, introduction of abortion, contraception, the sexual revolution, etc.
Now, 100 years after Fatima, we have Sologamy, sex robots, independent women and more evils. He has even deceived many of God’s children – faithful Catholics – into believing that feminism is a good thing and that it is all about female empowerment.
When I talk about the need for us women to embrace our femininity, to be docile, receptive and submissive, I get angry messages from some women who wrongly believe that submission equates weakness. There is nothing further from the truth than this.
The truly feminine and submissive woman is incredibly powerful and influential. Women have the power to change the course of history.
As women, we have a huge responsibility. We are responsible for shaping and raising the future generation, yet many of us put our career and jobs ahead of raising children.
At the end of our lives, we would be held accountable for how we utilised our number one gift – our feminine nature. Did we use it the way God wanted us to, or did we suppress it, while trying to covet masculine traits of leadership and independence?
Through a woman, Eve, sin came into the world and through a woman, Mary, grace came into the world.
Which of these two women are you embodying today? Are you an Eve, or are you a Mary?
As we see many of her prophesies unveiling before our very eyes, Our Lady of Fatima’s message, more than ever, is relevant today as it was 100 years ago.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!!
ad Jesum per Mariam