The Third Secret of Fatima concludes with these sentiments:
The Church will bleed from all Her wounds. Happy are they who will persevere and search for refuge in My Heart, because in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
The Church will bleed from all of Her wounds. This is an allusion to the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ who bled at His crucifixion and death from all of His wounds. What one says therefore, about Christ in His physical body, is extended to what is happening in His Mystical Body. The Church is undergoing its death mystically. After all, “the servant is not greater than his Master.” What Christ endured, all of us united with him must endure in some fashion. The question is: do we really have love for the Cross and the Church—or are we only going through the motions of religiosity in our lives—merely seeking out “fire-protection?”
About our role in the Mystical Body the late Michael Cain states:
Just as there are only a few standing with the True Mystical Body of Christ today, there were only a few who still stood with Christ through His darkest hour of humanity. We know who they were from holy writ, a number you can count on one hand…His most Blessed Mother Mary, St. John the Beloved Disciple, St. Mary Magdalen, a women identified
as Salome, and another Mary, and apparently Joseph of Arimathea.
Yes, the faithful few have reached Calvary…The war has brought us to
its peak. Not many are willing to go that far. That is the mark of grace:
to go forward into the valley of death—without fear of man, but out of love for God, without shame for what the world thinks.
“Happy are they who will persevere and search for refuge in My heart.”
There are a number of ways that this can be understood, but I see it as an admonishment to live a contemplative life, largely cloistered away from the world in general and the Novus Ordo church in particular—without looking back as did Lot’s wife who turned into a pillar of salt.
“In the End My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph!”
God to the Serpent after the sin of Adam and Eve: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike at your head, while you strike at his heal.”
This passage has contained within it an implied victory over all the evil we face in our times. In a mysterious manner, Christ along with the New Eve, the Mother of God, will restore all things in Christ, which will most likely reach it’s fulfillment at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the End of Time. And what a glorious time that will be!