Fatima, Russia & John Paul II information and reviews

This book recounts the signs and testimonies which show that the collapse of the former Soviet Union may be attributed to Our Lady’s intercession, after Pope John Paul II consecrated Russia to her Immaculate Heart on 25 March 1984.

Fatima, Russia and Pope John Paul II – US

Fatima, Russia and Pope John Paul II – UK & Europe

This 3rd edition contains an updating Postscript, and information about the following:

  • How the assassination attempt of 13 May 1981 led Pope John Paul II to fulfil Our Lady’s request for the consecration of Russia, and Sr. Lucia’s testimony that God has accepted it
  • Testimonies to Our Lady’s intervention by Cardinals Meisner of Germany, Paskai of Hungary and Korec of Slovakia
  • The rise of President Mikhail Gorbachev, the article he wrote in March 1992 on the Pope’s role in the changes that took place in Europe, and what the Pope thought about President Gorbachev and his article
  • Mary’s discreet presence, through the coup of August 1991 to the auto-dissolution of the USSR, on 25 December 1991
  • The first Russian pilgrimage to Fatima, and the first Mass transmitted by television to Russia from Fatima
  • The Church in Russia since the collapse of Communism
  • Pope John Paul II’s Marian vision of the future
  • Five Papal Texts

– Pius XII’s consecrations of 1942 and 1952
– John Paul II’s Homily at Fatima on 13 May 1982
– John Paul II’s consecration of 25 March 1984 in Rome
– John Paul II’s Act of Entrustment of 13 May 1991 at Fatima

  • A summary of John Paul II’s teaching on Fatima, and what it
    signifies for the Church

Fatima, Russia & Pope John Paul II is an indispensable record of the role of Our Lady and the Holy Father in relation to the unprecedented events in Central and Eastern Europe. A Polish translation published by the Marian Fathers of Warsaw was presented to the Holy Father at a private audience in February 1994, and the Pope spoke approvingly of the work.

The 3rd enlarged edition (10 illus xviii + 260 pp) can be purchased through these links:

Fatima, Russia and Pope John Paul II – US

Fatima, Russia and Pope John Paul II – UK & Europe

Reviews etc.

Msgr. Arthur Calkins in SOUL magazine, USA

Ever since 13 May 1982, when Pope John Paul II made his pilgrimage of thanksgiving to Fatima and made a public Act of Entrustment-Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Cova da Iria at Fatima, there has been debate whether what he did fulfilled the request of Our Lady as relayed by Sister Lucia for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. If anything, the debate intensified after the Act of Consecration and Entrustment which the Holy Father invited the bishops of the world to make in union with him on the week-end of 24-25 March 1984.

Some argue that, since not every bishop in the world complied on that latter occasion, the act did not fulfil the request for the consecration of Russia. Others insist that since Russia was not explicitly mentioned on either occasion, the consecration was invalid. Holders of these positions maintain that the collapse of communism and the concession of religious freedom in the former Soviet Union is a mirage and the real “conversion of Russia” is yet to begin.

Timothy Tindal-Robertson has written this book specifically to deal with these questions in the light of the events that have unfolded in the former Soviet Union. With a wealth of compelling illustrative detail he supports his thesis, that only the supernatural intervention depicted in this study affords a credible explanation of how a regime motivated by such open and unrelenting opposition to God and the Church could turn about upon its original principles and purpose.

He has done us all a great service in sharing with us not only the reasons for his conviction that the 1984 consecration fulfilled the desires of Our Lady, but also many beautiful testimonies to the fruit that is already being borne as a result. This is a book which deserves a wide circulation as a narrative of faith and hope and a spur for us all to continue complying with Our Lady’s requests to hasten the full triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

From a letter to the author from Msgr. Luciano Guerra, former Rector of the Sanctuary of Fatima

“I compliment you greatly for your opportune and well-documented book. You have had the happy and noble idea to show and establish the connection that exists between the consecration of Russia, made by the Holy Father on 25th March 1984, and the collapse of Communism in the East. Your exposition of the subject is quite clear and will bring light to those who need more information about this subject.

Most certainly, your book will contribute greatly to spread the message of Fatima all over the world.

Fr Francis Marsden, Features article in The Catholic Times

“Mr. Tindal-Robertson’s book, with a Preface by Fr Aidan Nichols OP, explains in detail “How Mary intervened to deliver Russia from Marxist atheism, 13 May 1981 – 25 December 1991”; that is, from the assassination attempt on the Pope’s life, to the hauling down of the communist red flag from the Kremlin, and its replacement with the Russian tricolour.

“This book fills in the missing jigsaw pieces in a picture already broadly familiar, but allows one to witness the fascinating details behind the scenes – One of the best available on the fulfilment of the Fatima prophecies. Highly recommended and essential for understanding the tragic 20th century.