Thursday, December 19, 2013

THE LAST SECRET OF FATIMA By Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Everyone loves a secret and none have fascinated the world more than the three secrets of Fatima given to Sister Lucia in 1917. In The Last Secret of Fatima the curtain is pulled back and all becomes clear.

Written in Q & A fashion, the book’s content is derived from a series of interviews Giuseppe DeCarli conducted with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. The interviews were free-wheeling and expansive in nature. Each of the three secrets, or messages, Mary gave to Lucia to hold for the Pope are revealed in their entirety. Along with them, we gain insights into the apparitions themselves when Cardinal Bertone details his meetings with Sister Lucia. The book also discusses the way in which Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — later Pope Benedict XVI — viewed the messages.

For me, some of the most interesting portions revolved around the attempt on John Paul II’s life and his subsequent Entrustment of Russia and the World to Mary’s protection. A man with strong Marian beliefs, JP II became known as “The Fatima Pope.” I feel I’ve come to understand him and his Papacy in ways I never did before. The Last Secret of Fatima is definitely  recommended reading.
E G Lewis
Product Details:
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Image; Reprint edition (August 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0385525831

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