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From Father's Desk

Father's Letter of November 2009,
re: “Target: Rome Phase III”


“I saw the Holy Father in a very big house, kneeling by a table, with his head buried in his hands, and he was weeping. Outside the house, there were many people. Some of them were throwing stones, others were cursing him and using bad language. Poor Holy Father, we must pray much for him.”

... Blessed Jacinta of Fatima
November 21, 2009
Presentation of
the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Friend of Our Lady,
Is the Pope’s life in danger?!

Yes! The lives of the Holy Father and the bishops are in grave danger.

That is why it is time now to embark on Phase III of Target: Rome. We must not falter now, but redouble our efforts to bring this crucial campaign to its successful completion.

Let’s first recall the immense importance of the work we have started.

Target: Rome’s Objectives are:

     To reach the Holy Father’s ears with our plea for the release of the FULL Third Secret; and to persuade him to obey Our Lady of Fatima’s command to order all the Catholic bishops to join him in consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

     From the Fatima Message, we know that this is urgent. That is because the longer the Pope and the bishops delay honoring Her requests, the more ruin will befall the Church and the world.

Worse still, millions of souls who would be saved by the Pope’s obedience, will otherwise perish in hell forever. Certainly, all of this is more than enough reason to work, sacrifice and pray that Our Lady not be ignored any longer.

But we also work and pray for this out of pity for Pope Benedict XVI.

It is for the Holy Father himself, and the bishops, that we must not hesitate. We must overcome any obstacles blocking the fulfillment of Our Lady of Fatima’s requests.

And why is that? Jesus Christ tells us that if the Holy Father himself does not obey, then the Pope will draw down upon himself not graces but grave “misfortune”.

In August 1931, at Rianjo, Spain, Jesus told Sister Lucy of Fatima that He was very displeased. That is because the Pope and the Catholic bishops had not yet obeyed His command.

What command? The command that they solemnly and publicly consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Jesus said to Sister Lucy:

“Make it known to My ministers, given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, like him, they will follow him into misfortune.”

Louis XVI, the King of France was executed by beheading in 1793 because he and his predecessors did not obey. For 100 years, the Kings of France ignored Jesus’ solemn command to consecrate France to the Sacred Heart.

Jesus now is telling us in the Fatima Message that it is certain the Pope and bishops will die in a similar manner unless they obey in time. (The Fatima event is now into its 93rd year.)

“They (Jesus’ ministers) will follow
him (the King of France) into misfortune.”

This is the Rianjo warning. These are terrifying words.

They are a solemn warning and a prophecy. If it were not a serious matter, if they were not obliged to obey, Our Lord would not predict such a dire chastisement for the Pope and bishops.

You must know God’s command to consecrate Russia imposes a MOST serious obligation on the Pope and the Catholic bishops.

So when I say we must act, and we must act NOW — it is literally to save the Pope’s head!

Why Does Pope Benedict XVI Delay?

It is because he does not fully realize the terrible consequences of his act of disobedience. It can only be that his counselors told him, in effect:

Do not worry about it. It will not have any ill effect on the Church, on the world, or on you, if you do not do the specific Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

It is such a deception for any person to claim to love the Pope or to claim to love Fatima and then say to the Pope — “IGNORE the Rianjo warning.”

And it is such a fraud and hypocrisy to say that we or anyone who takes the Rianjo warning seriously are against the Pope and should not tell him what to do.

The problem is — we have some intellectuals who really do not know the facts of Fatima and do not know profoundly enough, the theology about prophecy.

They wrongly presume they can IGNORE Our Lady of Fatima and NOT pay the consequences!

The Pope is badly advised. His “counselors” are not taking Our Lord’s warning seriously. Their bogus objections and vain fears against the Consecration of Russia MUST be challenged in public.

The Pope and all the Catholic faithful need to know the facts. Every Catholic’s life is at stake.

We MUST stop the uneducated opinions of a few
misguided individuals from putting us all at risk!

Some of these “counselors” of the Pope may think themselves to truly love Our Lady and may claim to believe in the Message of Fatima. Others may claim to profess particular devotion to the person of the Holy Father.

I hope and pray for their souls that all those so-called “professors”, “counselors”, “devotees” and “loyalists” of the Pope ignore the Rianjo warning out of ignorance.

But whether it is out of ignorance or malice — 
It is putting the Pope in danger of losing his life!

We MUST rescue Pope Benedict XVI by exposing the deception and defending the truth of Fatima for all to see, especially for those advisors who are well-intentioned, near the Pope.

This all leads to Phase III of Target: Rome — the most challenging effort we have ever undertaken and the most unique.

A Decisive Symposium of Scholars on Fatima

We are taking Our Lady’s Fatima Message again to Rome, again to the very walls of the Vatican.

But this time, we are presenting a NEW program. As it stands now:

  • We shall invite the Pope and his Commission on Fatima.
  • We shall invite the Cardinals and bishops, and all Fatima organizations we know about.
  • We shall invite all Fatima writers and commentators (both those who agree and those who disagree with us) from around the world.

We shall invite them ALL to participate in a discussion on the full Fatima Message regarding the absolute urgent necessity for the Pope to obey Our Lady of Fatima’s command literally, to save billions of souls and bring peace to the world.

Yes, a live discussion on live television available to every citizen of Rome. It will also be available worldwide to everyone on the Internet...

... The first time in history that this most important and urgent Fatima Message will get such public attention.

     With the help of your contributions and prayers, it will take place in early Spring 2010 before Pope Benedict XVI goes to Fatima on May 13th.

We feel so strongly and have studied Our Lady’s request so thoroughly that we are willing to challenge all the doubters and debunkers in the whole Church, no matter from whatever quarter. Because Jesus told us, “The truth will set ye free”:

WE will be there — in Rome — near the Vatican!
WE will present the facts,
WE will present true Catholic theology on prophecy,
WE will present the unmistakable and infallible conclusion that the Pope must obey Our Lady of Fatima, and obey soon, or he will pay with his life, like Louis XVI, the King of France.

We Have Nothing to Hide

We have only love and not malice for the Pope and the Church and we are not ignorant of the facts.

We know the truth. And to serve the truth...

It must be proclaimed. It must be defended. It must be explained and advanced in the minds and hearts of all true professors and true counselors and true theologians of the Pope.

That is why we MUST have it in Rome. That is why we MUST have it on TV — for ALL to see where the TRUTH really lies.

In summary, the direct consequence of ignoring Our Lady of Fatima’s command to consecrate Russia shall be the killing of the Pope and bishops! That is the warning of Rianjo.

And that corresponds exactly with the vision of the Third Secret officially given to us by the Vatican itself.

Defending the Fatima Message is an ongoing battle

For more than 32 years, I have worked to make Our Lady’s Message known and heeded. My critics are many. My enemies, powerful.

Despite my verifiable public record of loyalty to the Pope and of reasonableness in my discussions both in public and in private, the enemies of Our Lady have created false images of who I am and concocted, out of thin air, evil motives for what I do.

Some ask, “Who is this mere priest to presume to tell the Pope and the Cardinals and bishops their responsibilities?”

I answer, “When the Queen of Heaven speaks, how can I not hear? When Our Blessed Mother, who gave us Her Divine Son, asks something of us, how can we refuse Her?”

And if I seem audacious, I can only say that it is not I who address these requests to the Pope and his bishops. It is the Blessed Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Mine is merely a voice “in the wilderness” repeating the words pronounced from Heaven.

Throughout Salvation History, we see God working through the hierarchy He has established here on Earth.

Each of Us is Assigned Our Role

In His Providence, God respects that role and He judges us on how well we have performed it. He assigns to some of us very prominent roles with great responsibilities but ...

No one has a greater role than the Pope, His Vicar on Earth.
No one bears greater responsibilities.

It is no wonder that Our Lady of Fatima urged the seers:

“Pray for the Holy Father, he will have much to  suffer.”

She also said that the Pope will eventually consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, Russia will be converted, and a period of peace granted to the world.

Target: Rome has as its aim the salvation of many souls and peace in the whole world. These blessed events will come about in only one way: through exact obedience to the Message of Fatima.

Target: Rome’s mission, though it may appear bold, is in reality one of humble submission to the requests of the Blessed Mother. Out of obedience:

We pray the Rosary daily, make sacrifices for sinners and perform the First Saturday devotions in reparation for sacrileges, blasphemies and ingratitude against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Target: Rome asks our Church leaders to follow the counsel of Heaven. They have tried everything else, and all their efforts have failed. Why not try obedience to the Mother of God?

We love the Pope. I am sure you do, too, and I ask you to join us as we work to prevent the horrible prophecies from befalling the Church, the world and the Pope himself.


We need your prayers, especially your Rosaries and Rosary Novenas and your part of the 12 Million Rosary Crusade. Your Rosaries are our weapons to sustain us through this battle.

We need your sacrifices, which doubles the strength of the graces won by your prayers as we MUST defend and promote Our Lady and Her Fatima Message.

We need your alms. The cost to put on this symposium in Rome will be several 100's of 1000's of dollars. Our Lady needs you to give as much as you can. This burden on all of us will be heavy... but you and I both know...

... The loss of lives and souls is a MUCH heavier burden.

And so I trust you will give as much as you can for this monumental task we have taken up in Phase III of Target: Rome to advance and defend Our Lady of Fatima.

Please click here to send your gift to Our Lady of Fatima, or you may mail your gift to us. There is so much for us to do in the next few weeks.

So please don’t put off your gift until tomorrow. As Our Lady Herself tells us: “The moment has come!”

May God bless you richly and abundantly for your faith and generosity.

Yours in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Father Nicholas Gruner

P.S.  It will be a decisive accomplishment for you and other dear friends to help Our Lady make Phase III of Target: Rome all happen. Now, it is up to you to act!

P.P.S.  For the sake of your soul, and the souls of your loved ones, friends and neighbors, for the sake of the Holy Father and the bishops, for the sake of world peace — I IMPLORE YOU to help us with your prayers and contributions toward this awesome and historical task we have already begun.

Remember, the Symposium will be in early Spring 2010, before the Pope goes to Fatima on May 12th!