Does Image of Cork-tree "with the bark" in the text of the Vatican Released "Third Secret" Directly Point to an Explanation which Begins, "In Portugal the Dogma of the Faith Shall Always be Maintained"?
First, here is the "Third Secret" as it was released by the Vatican in June of 2000. I have highlighted the text of the Vision's account that might point to a missing explanation of the Vision by Our Lady. The Secret, as was proven, in itself, authentic by Sister Lucy Truth's professional handwriting expert, reads thus:
RadTrad Thomist: That is the text of the Vision that constitutes what the Vatican and the imposter Sister Lucy indicated to be the entirety of the Third Secret. At first glance, this does not make any sense. If you read the 1st Secret of Fatima it is a Vision of Hell and the Damned, both angelic and human, while as the account progresses into the 2nd Secret you have Our Lady's explanation of the 1st Secret, plus her addition of the 2nd Secret about the World Wars and the Consecration and Role of Russia in the upcoming times. The end of Our Lady's words, are clearly a transition her explanation of the Third Secret --- which completely disappears in the "Secret" that the Vatican presented in 2000.
If this text is authentic, meaning provably written by the real Sister Lucy of Fatima, is there any clues, within the text itself, that would indicate that there is something --- like an explanation to follow. Well, to date, we only have one indicate of an interpretation of the Vision presented in the "Third Secret." It is the words, "In Portugal, the Dogma of the Faith Will Always be Preserved." Is there anything in the Vision that would point to the preserving of the Faith and, also, to Portugal?
Well, yes, there is. The faithful and the hierarchy, heading towards martyrdom, are moving towards a Cross, which is clearly a symbol of salvation as this is had THROUGH A PRESERVING AND STEADFAST HOLDING OF THE FAITH IN SPITE OF PERSECUTION AND EVEN THE THREAT OF MARTYRDOM.
The Cross, towards which the faithful head, is described as "rough-hewn" and made out of what seemed to be "cork-wood" trees that HAD THE BARK. Significant? Let's see. Here is a Wikipedia account of the Cork-wood oak tree:
The cork oak forest is one of the major plant communities of the Mediterranean woodlands and forests ecoregion.
Natural stands of cork oak can support diverse ecosystems. For example, in parts of northwestern North Africa, some cork oak forests are habitat to the endangered Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus, a species whose habitat is fragmented and whose range was prehistorically much wider. In Western Europe, particularly in Portugal and Spain, the cork oak forests are home to endangered species such as the Iberian lynx, the most critically threatened feline in the world.
As a pyrophyte, this tree has a thick, insulating bark that makes it well adapted to forest fires. After a fire, many tree species regenerate from seeds (as, for example, the maritime pine) or resprout from the base of the tree (as, for example, the holm oak). The bark of the cork oak allows it to survive fires and then simply regrow branches to fill out the canopy. The quick regeneration of this oak makes it successful in the fire-adapted ecosystems of the Mediterranean biome.[Portugal accounts for around 50% of the world cork harvest.
For the map of the main growth areas for the cork-oak, see the map at:
My SPECULATION: Could this critically placed detail in the Vision itself point to an explanation to follow that could logically begin, "In Portugal the Dogma of the Faith Will Always be Preserved." Could the Cross symbolize a "rough Church" which the Remnant would be moving towards only to be martyred, their blood enhancing the spiritual journey of the others who follow in their wake? Why does the 1st Secret have an explanation --- even though for most Hell would not have to be explained --- and, yet, the Vision given with the Third Secret stands completely unexplained, and ambiguous BECAUSE unexplained. Wouldn't a living REAL Sister Lucy be able to tell us that there WAS an explanation of the Vision given by Our Lady that began with, "In Portugal the Dogma of the Faith will Always be Preserved." If it was significant that Portugal would preserve the Faith, would it be such a stretch to say that in most places the Third Secret predicts that the Faith WOULD NOT BE PRESERVED (i.e., universal apostasy --- in other words, our own times)? Would perhaps the "fire" of apostasy, which the angel threatens the world with, burn everything except for the Cross which is "fire-resistant"? Perhaps the faith of the Remnant, which is preserved thanks to the intervention of the Mother of God? Again, mere speculation. But if this text is authentic, which apparently it is, there must be something else that is not being given to us. Clear.