For the first time in one volume, we are presented with a harmonious synthesis of the declarations of popes, cardinals, bishops and theologians repeatedly stressing, not only the paramount importance of Fatima to the tumultuous problems and perils besetting mankind today and the preservation of world peace, but to the regeneration of modern society, to the resolution of the present crisis in faith and morals, to the promised conversion of Russia, to “the historical and theological happenings of Eden and Calvary” and “the heavenly Jerusalem described by St. John,” in the words of Cardinal Baggio, Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, and much else besides. As the Bishop of Fatima expressed it in 1975: “Fatima as a whole is a compendium of the Catholic Faith.” And in a message to all the world’s priests, Cardinal Larraona, Pope John XXIII’s legate to Fatima in 1963, exhorted them to “live and cause to be lived the message of Our Lady,” which is a living realization of the gospel . . .”In these critical times, no one can afford to ignore the Fatima message. After reading this book, certainly no informed Catholic should have any reason for doing so.