Explanation of This Book
The ultimate result of this struggle was told to us specifically at Fatima: There will be a triumph of love . . . a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary . . . "Russia will be converted and an era of peace will be granted to mankind."
Before that triumph we may have a terrible chastisement in which "several nations will be annihilated."
According to Garabandal, Medjugorje, etc., to make it possible for the world to avoid that chastisement the Queen of Peace has obtained for us THE WARNING.
Holy prophets (Saint Edmund Campion, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi) predicted this same warning at the very beginning of the historical religious catastrophies: The Reformation conflicts (Saint Edmund Campion) and the rise of Marxism (Blessed Anna Maria) which have brought our world to its present state of estrangement from God.
At the time of the publication of this book in 1986 Father Bebie (who wrote this in 1981-82) was suffering the final stages of a terminal cancer, which, to the surprise of his doctors and most of all to himself, had not yet taken his life. He had previously entrusted the manuscript to a friend to be published when the warning occurred. During a "goodbye" visit early in 1986 . . . shortly after he had returned from a hospital intensive care unit, it was decided that publication after the warning might be ineffective. It might be too late for people to know the importance of what had just happened to them . . . and to the world!
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS WARNING CANNOT BE EXAGGERATED.
It will be an act of God . . . an act of His mercy. Whether the world will avoid annihilation of several entire nations will deoend on how each of us reacts to this act of His Mercy.
At a time when the world has lost its sense of sin, we will suddenly see ourselves as God sees us. We will recognize our sins.
IF WE REJECT THIS ACT OF MERCY . . . if we then persist in our sins . . . will we not deserve to see the whole world purged with fire . . . or by whatever purging Divine Justice may elect?
It is possible that many will reject the warning out of ignorance.
That is why it seemed both prudent and advisable to make this book available in advance, entrusting to those who receive it, the responsiblity of communicating with newspapers, television, radio, Church leaders, government officials, in a word, to all who will be able to inform the greatest number of people just what the warning means as soon as it happens.
It may be a year away. It may happen tomorrow. There are many indications that it will come soon.
NOTE: Father Bebie died in 1986, when at the very time this little book (written by him in 1981) was being printed.