Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Pardon my cynicism here, but maybe the 3rd Secret is that there is no secret. Maybe it's something invented to keep Catholics in line.
Much in the same way as the Cold War was kept going to keep us scared.
I was born and raised Catholic and now have a healthy distrust of the Church.
For a few reasons, historical and current.
I need to research on this. Since 1917 Lucia said there were 3 Secrets, yet, it gets really confusing when she told the first 2 secrets to the Pope --
but we do have records when those secrets were released to the public. But my question is, were those secrets given to the Pope before the events or
after the events that they supposedly prophesied. The reason why Fatima is such a big deal is because of those first 2 secrets and that they correctly
predicted some things that happened just prior to WW11 which the BVM said would indicate that another war was imminent.
However, the information about the 3rd secret and when it was finally sent to the Pope is confusing -- I need to look that up again. But I just read
last night that the pope was to release that information about it to the public either at the time or just before Lucia's death -- or in 1960, which
ever came first. These were the instructions that BVM gave to Lucia concerning that Secret.
But as we already know, 1960 came and went and still no news on what that 3rd Secret was.
In 1958, the Vatican ruled that she was not to have any more visitors to her convent -- this included even her family members. So why did they do
that? Was it because it was getting close to when the 3rd Secret was to be released? Sounds like it.
But there are outside clergy members and friends who last saw her in 1958 where there are records of those visits too... describe Lucia exactly as
she appears in those 1947 photo's I've posted in this thread -- crooked teeth and all... so go figure. Those were the last visits she received from
outsiders for many, many years to come. She was completely cut off from the outside world.
Then in 1967, Sister Lucia emerges for one day from her seclusion and does a photo-op with Pope Paul. But as we seen in those photo's in this thread,
we are seeing an entirely different person than the one who retreated into that monastery back in 1958. Here it's only less than 10 years later but
as we can see, the Sister Lucia presented to the public in 1967 does not look anything like the Sister Lucia we knew from those 1947 photographs. The
reason why is because the Vatican replace her with an impostor.
Did the real Sister Lucia balk at the Pope not releasing the 3rd Secret in 1960?
If so, how did they keep her silent?
But whatever the case may be, the Vatican replaced her with an impostor for public viewing.
Talk about conspiracy's, this one takes the cake!