Special Commentary – The Secrets of Fatima and La Salette, and the Great Chastisement – By a soul

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The Secrets Of Fatima And La Salette,
And The Great Chastisement

By a soul
(Eve of Our Lady of Charity, April 11, 2018)


As blog followers of MaryRefugeOfHolyLove know, I have been writing a lot lately about the Secret of La Salette and the Secrets of Fatima. This is because the Holy Spirit has been leading me into intense study and discernment about both Secrets and their relationship with one another. So far, these are the special commentaries that I have written:

Secret of La Salette – “It will rain with a fearful hail of animals”

Hidden Vision of Third Secret of Fatima Revealed in Sister Lucy’s Biography

Secret of La Salette – Aliens and Near Death Experiences (NDEs)


Well, in this short commentary, I want to offer my reflections on both Secrets in regards to the Great Chastisement. Contrary to popular belief, the Great Chastisement was first spoken about by Our Lady at La Salette, France, in 1846 and not Garabandal, Spain in the 1960s (although the Great Chastisement is a huge emphasis of the messages). As usual, I do not claim perfect discernment, but I offer these reflections for readers’ fruitful consideration.

First, I want to share an excerpt from the hidden Third Secret of Fatima, which I wrote extensively about in a commentary in 2015 (See The True Third Secret Of Fatima, The Prophecies Of Garabandal And The End Times – By a soul, https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/our-lady-mary-queen-of-heaven/the-true-third-secret-of-fatima-the-prophecies-of-garabandal-and-the-end-times/). The reason that I am sharing the excerpt is because I believe it is authentic and it mentions the chastisement announced at La Salette. Then, there is an excerpt of the Secret of La Salette that describes the actual chastisement, as well as the related footnote commentary by the main seer, Melanie.

Then, after sharing these excerpts, my reflections follow. God bless!

Excerpt: Part Of The Hidden Third Secret Of Fatima

…A schism will tear apart the holy tunic of My Son. This will be the end of times, foretold in the Holy Scriptures and recalled to memory by Me in many places. The abomination of abominations will reach its peak and it will bring the chastisement announced at La Salette. My Son’s arm, which I will not be able to hold back anymore, will punish this poor world, which must expiate its crimes…”

Excerpt: The Chastisement Announced At La Salette

…It is time; the sun is darkening; only faith will survive.”

Now is the time; the abyss is opening. Here is the King of Kings of darkness; here is the Beast with his subjects, calling himself the Saviour of the world. He will rise proudly into the air to go to Heaven. He will be smothered by the breath of the Archangel Saint Michael. He will fall, and the earth, which will have been in a continuous series of evolutions for three days, will open up its fiery bowels; and he will have plunged for all eternity with all his followers into the everlasting chasms of hell. And then water and fire will purge the earth and consume all the works of men’s pride and all will be renewed. God will be served and glorified.”

Additional Words By Melanie To The Secret Of La Salette

The great chastisement will come, because men will not be converted; yet it is only their conversion that can hinder these scourges. God will begin to strike men by inflicting lighter punishments in order to open their eyes; then He will stop, or may repeat His former warnings to give place for repentance. But sinners will not avail themselves of these opportunities; He will, in consequence, send more severe castigations, anxious to move sinners to repentance, but all in vain. Finally, the obduracy of sinners shall draw upon their heads the greatest and most terrible calamities.”

We are all guilty! Penance is not done, and sin increases daily. Those who should come forward to do good are retained by fear. Evil is great. A moderate punishment serves only to irritate the spirits, because they view all things with human eyes. God could work a miracle to convert and change the aspect of the earth without chastisement. God will work a miracle; it will be a stroke of His mercy; but after the wicked shall have inebriated themselves with blood, the scourge shall arrive.”

What countries shall be preserved from such calamities? Where shall we go for refuge? I, in my turn, shall ask, What is the country that observes the commandments of God? What country is not influenced by human fear where the interest of the Church and the glory of God are at stake? (Ah, indeed! What country, what nation upon earth?) In behalf of my Superior and myself, I have often asked myself where we could go for refuge, had we the means for the journey and for our subsistence, on condition that no person were to know it? But I renounce these useless thoughts. We are very guilty! In consequence of this, it is necessary that a very great and terrible scourge should come to revive our faith, and to restore to us our very reason, which we have almost entirely lost. Wicked men are devoured by a thirst for exercising their cruelty; but when they shall have reached the uttermost point of barbarity, God Himself shall extend His hand to stop them, and very soon after, a complete change shall be effected in all surviving persons. Then they will sing the Te Deum Laudamus with the most lively gratitude and love. The Virgin Mary, our Mother, shall be our liberatrix. Peace shall reign, and the charity of Jesus Christ shall unite all hearts…Let us pray; let us pray. God does not wish to chastise us severely. He speaks to us in so many, so many ways to make us return to Him. How long shall we remain stubborn? Let us pray, let us pray; let us never cease praying and doing penance. Let us pray for our Holy Father the Pope, the only light for the faithful in these times of darkness. O yes, let us by all means prays much. Let us pray to good, sweet, merciful Virgin Mary; for we stand in great need of her powerful hands over our heads.”


Reflections About The Great Chastisement

It is interesting to note that there are two versions of the Secret of La Salette—a shorter version written soon after the visitation of Our Lady occurred in 1846 and a longer version written in 1878 both by the seer, Melanie. Some people have found this to be controversial, but that is because they do not understand the facts why there are two versions.

When Our Lady imparted the Secret of La Salette to Melanie in 1846, Our Lady told Melanie not to reveal the Secret to anyone until 1858. However, the Cardinal who had jurisdiction over La Salette told the Bishop that the Secret could not be revealed to the public unless the Pope had knowledge of it first. So, under direction of her Bishop, Melanie wrote a brief summary of the Secret of La Salette, which was sent to the Pope. This brief summary is the shorter version. Then, once the full Secret was revealed in 1858, Melanie repeated the full Secret an incalculable number of times by word of mouth, finally, writing it fully down in 1878 with approval by her Bishop. This is the longer version, which is the fully complete version of the Secret of La Salette.

The reason I bring up the existence of both versions of the Secret of La Salette, is because many people want to discount the full version of the Secret as being an embellishment of Melanie’s imagination and have tried to discredit Melanie’s reputation because the longer version seems too sensational. People have also suggested in the past that Melanie suffered mental illness because the Secret of La Salette seems to some too far-fetched to be credible.

However, I have shown in my three previous commentaries how the longer version is correct and complete. In particular, I have interpreted many aspects of the Secret of La Salette, which are hard for people to understand, especially, during the era of Melanie’s life (19th century). However, in light of modern-day prophecies and modern events (21st century), the Secret of La Salette is easier to understand. And in particular to this commentary, the description of the Great Chastisement at La Salette seems to perfectly align with other messages by chosen messengers of today.

Specifically, Our Lady of La Salette said that the sun would darken and the earth would be in a continuous series of evolutions for three days. This is aptly known as the “Three Days of Darkness,” which have been spoken about by Our Lord and Our Lady to 7th Messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, in the Book of Truth, as well as in messages given at Holy Love Ministries (http://www.holylove.org), and to Prophet John Leary (http://www.johnleary.com). These are all chosen messengers that I, a soul, promote on this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove. Also, as explained to me by St. Gabriel the Archangel in January 2017, the Three Days of Darkness is the same as the Great Chastisement mentioned at Garabandal, as well as the Tenth Secret of Medjugorje (See After The Great Warning – Understanding Fatima, Garabandal, And Medjugorje, https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/after-the-great-warning-understanding-fatima-garabandal-and-medjugorje-by-a-soul/).

What I found fascinating about the Great Chastisement announced by Our Lady at La Salette, is in particular, the footnote of Melanie’s commentary about it. Melanie was most intimately aware of Our Lady’s intentions when the Secret was imparted to her for the world. And when I read Melanie’s words, they seem almost prophetic in themselves. How God would send greater and more severe punishments to try to wake-up mankind to his sins, yet, mankind would continue to be blind to God’s call to repentance. This we see happening with the increasing natural disasters around the world, etc.

How Melanie wondered if God could work a miracle, which would totally be due to His Divine Mercy. This is almost a prophetic utterance hinting Our Lord’s forthcoming Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) announced by Our Lady at Garabandal in the 1960s. And then, in Melanie’s words, she speaks about how she wondered if any place on earth could be a refuge from the calamities, etc. Again, an almost prophetic utterance by Melanie which is now happening as many people are preparing refuges around the world—guided by chosen messengers of today by Our Lord—for the Great Tribulation of the antichrist.

Now, although I have studied many heavenly messages, I do not know all the details and ramifications of the Three Days of Darkness. No one truly knows. However, when the Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) takes place, all six Medjugorje visionaries and the main seer at Garabandal, Conchita, will experience the Three Days of Darkness as fully possible in their spiritual bodies with heightened awareness and all. Then, afterwards, they will be calling the entire world to repentance, by their fresh witnessing of the conditional Great Chastisement.

I truly pray for mankind in those days. I do not want the Great Chastisement to happen. I mean, if one truly understands what the Great Chastisement is (the gates of hell fully open on earth), who would ever desire that for themselves, their families, and their communities? Truly, prayer is the only remedy as we are in the lead-up to the forthcoming Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience). We must pray hard that everyone repents at the Great Warning, because the only way to avert the Great Chastisement is if the whole of mankind repents. It is not an individual, but a collective effort needed by all of mankind working together. Prayer is the only way this collective effort can be achieved.

And so, those are my simple reflections about the Great Chastisement. First spoken about by Our Lady at La Salette, then repeated by Our Lady at Fatima, then Garabandal, and finally, Medjugorje. Clearly, it is the desire of Our Lord and Our Lady that the Great Chastisement does not happen. And so, let us hope and pray in earnest, these desires of Our Lord! God Bless!


The Complete Secret Of Fatima (First, Second And Third Parts – Revealed And Hidden), https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/the-complete-secret-of-fatima-first-second-and-third-parts-revealed-and-hidden/

The Secret Of Fatima (First, Second, And Third Parts), https://maryourlady.com/our-lady-of-fatima/the-secret-of-fatima-first-second-and-third-parts/

Antonio Socci’s Latest Evidence: Sister Lucy Biography Reveals Missing Third Secret Fatima Text, https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/antonio-soccis-latest-evidence-sister-lucy-biography-reveals-missing-third-secret-fatima-text/

The True Third Secret Of Fatima, The Prophecies Of Garabandal And The End Times – By a soul, https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/our-lady-mary-queen-of-heaven/the-true-third-secret-of-fatima-the-prophecies-of-garabandal-and-the-end-times/

Our Lady Of La Salette – The Official Story And The Secret Of Melanie And Maximin, https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/our-lady-mary-queen-of-heaven/our-lady-of-la-salette-the-story-and-the-secret-of-melanie-and-maximin/

Secrets and Chastisements – Tilting the Earth’s Axis and Fire from Heaven – By a soul, https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2017/10/03/special-commentary-secrets-and-chastisements-tilting-the-earths-axis-and-fire-from-heaven-by-a-soul/

Jesus Christ – “It takes Satan only a small crack to deceive a soul and cause that soul to lose my grace”


June 2007 P.M.

My son as the deception increases, it will be more difficult to see the truth. The more you understand and receive, the easier it becomes to be deceived. Remember Satan and his demons are angelic in nature. Their understanding of divine things is far greater than human understanding. A soul without my divine life in it is dead spiritually. It does not take a great deception to deceive that soul, it is already deceived. But once a soul has my life in it, Satan changes his tactics. The more you submit to my divine will in your life, the more subtle Satan has to become. 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ. Remember Adam and Eve were created without sin. Only the subtilty of the serpent caused Eve to sin. This is a warning for my remnant especially. The more knowledge of God you understand and receive, the greater is the temptation to think you are God. This is how the serpent seduced Adam and Eve. It originates in pride, with a lack of humility. Again, pride has led to the downfall of many of my faithful. The more you receive, the more people forget the source of their knowledge – God almighty. The test for my remnant will be primarily through the deception of spiritual pride. Remember 2 Corinthians 11:13-15. For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed as the ministers of justice, whose end shall be according to their works. Read closely for such false apostles. There will be people masquerading as part of my remnant church but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Why? Because they have been deceived by spiritual pride. As I told you, wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. A simple test, anyone who gives themselves credit for their knowledge, revelations or miracles is being deceived by spiritual pride. Do not listen to them. It will become increasingly difficult to judge true messages from false messages. It will be only by the power of my spirit that you will have the graces to discern. Remember I am meek and humble of heart. Any words, thoughts, or miracles, which manifest even a small amount of spiritual pride discard, cast away, and do not read and dwell on them. It takes Satan only a small crack to deceive a soul and cause that soul to lose my grace. The more holy an individual becomes, there is an increasing danger to fall. How great that fall will be! That is why I remind my people that without me you can do nothing. If you see a soul progressing spiritually and then stop, pray for their soul that the deception can be removed. It is only through focusing on Jesus 100% that Satan will not be able to deceive you. This is how you can tell the children of light from the children of darkness. Let me explain this to you. The more graces you receive from me, the more God-like in your soul you become. For my children you are made in my image and likeness. But you do not become God. Now Satan injects the soul with spiritual pride. Now the soul thinks it has arrived spiritually and in its own pride takes credit for my graces and that soul becomes God-less without true repentance. The mark of a truly holy soul is the more you know God, the more you understand your unworthiness, and the more humble a soul becomes. This is a simple test. If there is a lack of humility in a soul, be very careful to trust their words and actions because by their fruits ye shall know them. Finally, at the day of judgment, many will come saying they were my disciples and I will say to them I never knew you. You cannot know me if you let spiritual pride take control of your life. You need to repent or else I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth because thou art lukewarm and your foundation is not built upon the rock Christ Jesus, but on your own human wisdom and understanding. Satan has deceived you and great will be the fall of that soul. Take these words as a warning. The words of the Lord.

God the Father – “Depend upon My strength”

Holy Love Ministry

April 11, 2018

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:

“I am your Heavenly Father. When you face difficulties – be it health issues, financial problems or the like – My strength is in the resolution. Depend upon My strength to carry you through every problem. Most of all trust in Me.”

Review – Documentary – The Principle (2014) – By a soul

Documentary Trailer 1:
The Principle (2:20 minutes)

Documentary Trailer 2:
The Principle (2:17 minutes)

Review (By a soul):

I came across this Cosmology documentary from 2014.  It is called, “The Principle,” and is highly informative.  So, I want to recommend it to people who are interested in science, especially Creation science, and also parents that home-school their children that are interested in science that promotes belief in God.  I think this would be good for teenagers in high school, especially, those interested in physics and mathematics.  I was a geek in high school, so I was reading books written by Stephen W. Hawking at age 14 and was attending Star Trek conventions–I almost studied astronomy in college–it is amazing how I have changed(!).  So, for me, watching the documentary was great, because it reaffirmed my faith in God and what I found to be truth when I was exploring scientific facts supporting belief in God back in 2003 during my conversion experience to the Catholic Church.  However, the documentary is a little advanced in explaining terminology, so I only recommend it for people that are interested in science.  Basically, the documentary challenges modern physics which is founded on the Copernican principle that the earth is insignificant in the universe.  It challenges modern scientific thought regarding Einstein’s theory of relativity, the theories about the existence of dark matter and dark energy, etc., by presenting scientific data that shows the earth is the center of the universe.  So, this documentary is controversial for many scientists because they have spent their careers built upon theories that this documentary shows are false.  I think this documentary would be especially good for teenagers that are interested in a career in astronomy, to help them understand how their faith and science can be compatible with one another.  After all, God Is the true author of genuine science.

On a final note, I want to highly recommend a book that I read in 2003 during my conversion experience.  I am sure there are other related books available now, but back in 2003, this book was unique.  It is called, “Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe,” and it is a synthesis of physics, biology, and chemistry, taking available scientific research to show how unique advanced life is in the universe.  It is written by two agnostic scientists and written in an objective manner, but it is very illuminating.  I recommend it especially for those who might be exploring Christianity, but are still uncertain about God and want to know how science might support such a belief as rational and credible.  This book really helped me, so I know it will be helpful for others as well.  God bless!

“Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe”
By Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee
Copernius Publishers
(Printed 2003)

ISBN-13: 978-0387952895
ISBN-10: 0387952896

Book Summary: What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors (two agnostic scientists) synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. 338 pages.

Also see related:
Creation – Genesis – Cosmology Book Recommendations

Good Catholic Books

Also see related commentary:
Prophecy Alert – Satan Says – Two Suns – Magnetic Reversal and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) – By a soul