"Fatima Priest," written by Chris Ferrara about Fr. Nicholas Gruner, acknowledged 20 years ago that a Fake Sister Lucy was paraded before a cardinal, a bishop, and Carlos Evaristo. Also, states that her blood-sister Caroline, did not see Lucy face to face for 40 years. Why didn't Fr. Gruner call the Cops?
|Josef Ratzinger. In charge of the Fatima Imposture for 30 years (1982-2013)|
|Book Indicates that Carlos Evaristo Worked for Fr. Gruner in 1992 when the Famous Interview with "Sister Lucy" took place. A follow-up interview took place a year later in 1993. Text acknowledges that Cardinal Ratzinger was "the man truly in charge of access to her." Indicted!|
Here is the relevant text from Fatima Priest by Francis Alban with Christopher Ferrara (Pound Ridge, NY: Good Counsel Publications, 1997), pp. 151-153.
Speaking about the October 11, 1992 meeting between the cardinal, the bishop, Carlos Evaristo, Mother Prioress of the Coimbra Carmel and "Sister Lucy," Fatima Priest states, "Enter the 'Oscar' nominee performers: Mother Superior and Carlos Evaristo. Enter the woman in a Carmelite habit who had the appearance of being Sister Lucy....The Play Begins: 'Sister Lucy will receive you," says an extern sister returning from making the arrangements. The doors open in the audience room. Two Carmelites are waiting just inside. One the left stands Mother Prioress. The nun on the right was presented as Lucy dos Santos, the most famous nun of the 20th century. She turned 10 years old seven months before the 1917 November Revolution in Russia....Now she is 85. [N.B.,] 'Much shorter than was expected.' Evaristo reported. [N.B.,] She wears the habit of the Carmelites which, amazingly, does not properly fit her.
After initial instructions, the 'players' move to an adjacent room where they sit down facing each other, with no grille between them, totally contrary to the customary rule adhered to for the past 400 years, both her and at all Discalced Carmelite Convents....The Cardinal and the bishop were 'very nervous' according to Evaristo. And well they should have been. Unable to speak Portuguese, they were unknowingly about to participate in a great work of fiction, THE LIKES OF WHICH HAD NEVER BEEN HEARD IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF FATIMA [emphasis mine]. It would be entitled, Two Hours with Sister Lucy, the pamphlet Evaristo would fabricate claiming to be based on the "interview" with Sister Lucy....This performance that would follow the words about to be spoken, would starkly and cruelly suggest that Catholics who grew up believing in Fatima had been lied to at their mother's knee and been victims of disinformation for 75 years."
The book then implies that this interview --- actually there were two, one on October 11, 1992 and October 11, 1993 --- were unique events and the real Sister Lucy was somehow still in the convent in Coimbra but, for this interview, an imposter was put out. "For seven and a half decades, this dear nun had been sheltered, shielded, protected by the Church."
The text then indicates the person who was the gate-keeper to "Sister Lucy"during those years: "Then follows the long list of addresses and bishops and Cardinals all standing in line to say 'No' to you, all apparently on behalf of the man TRULY IN CHARGE OF ACCESS TO HER, CARDINAL RATZINGER."
"And, in spite of all that, the two hour interview about to take place occurs while this secluded nun, cloistered for all of her adult life, sits facing and holding hands with a man she has never laid eyes on before, who is neither Cardinal nor bishop, but rather one Evaristo, a minor employee of Father Gruner's Apostolate who has chauffeured the dignitaries to Coimbra....Arguing that it was indeed Sister Lucy they saw, Evaristo said to Brother Francois de Marie des Anges, 'It was her. There is no doubt about it. I touched her face. I embraced her.' Touched her face? Embraced her? A Carmelite whom mere bishops and Archbishops cannot approach without Vatican [Cardinal Ratzinger's] approval? A man who was not able to see her own blood-sister Caroline for over 40 years except through the grille and then only when surrounded by half the community. Embraced by a stranger?...When Brother Francois challenged him, 'You have no decisive proof that you were in the presence of Sister Lucy.' Evaristo made the astounding reply, 'She was sitting in front of me. She held my hand like this for two hours.' For any cloistered nun to hold hands with a stranger for two hours is a curious business. For this particular cloistered nun it is unimaginable."
[The authors, Francis Alban and Chris Ferrara with the obvious approval of Fr. Nicholas Gruner, the book also bears a forward by Fr. Malachi Martin, draw the following conclusions concerning this meeting] "The Evaristo pamphlet presents a NEW SISTER LUCY who serves as the PATHETIC VENTRILOQUIST'S DUMMY OF THE ANTI-FATIMA FORCES, obediently repudiating everything Sister Lucy of Fatima had said before. The pamphlet is a veritable cavalcade of capitulation in which the new Sister Lucy finds a way to consign to oblivion what the old Sister Lucy had told the entire world."
Dr. Chojnowski: And now what? Look into the fact that an imposter "Sister Lucy" was being put before the public and ecclesiastics as the real one, all the while changing the Fatima message 180 degrees? Attempt to find out where the real Sister Lucy was or determine what happened to her? But the Fatima Center never did this. They seemed to have dropped the issue completely. Wouldn't it matter? Couldn't the millions of dollars raised be used to launch an investigation into the fraud that was being perpetrated? Would not discovering the answer to this apparent crime make clear so much of what was happening with regard to the Catholic Church and the Fatima Message itself, even with regard to the Consecration of Russia? Did you spend 1/3 of a century begging the Consecration of Russia from those who had "disappeared" Sister Lucy dos Santos, the remaining seer of Fatima and the Messenger of Our Lady? The one who had Our Lord, Our Lady, St. Joseph, the Holy Trinity appear to her and entrust to her the Message that was meant to save the modern world, having the greatest public miracle since the Resurrection, seen by 70,000 people, as the divine seal of approval? Why did you turn away in indifference to a fact you clearly recognized 20 years before Fr. Gruner's death? Why not call out the perpetrators? Why was this not a central focus of the Fatima Apostolate?
I have no answers to the above questions, yet. However, we at Sister Lucy Truth will not let this go until we find out the full truth and achieve justice. Promise. God wills it!
Update: Observation: Even Carlos Evaristo seems to appreciate the imposture when he sees it by indicating that "Sister Lucy" was shorter than he expected. Also, question, Evaristo indicates that "Sister Lucy's" Carmelite habit was "ill-fitting." Is this some indication that the imposter was not even a real Carmelite but only an actress posing as a Carmelite? We don't know at all, but the fact of an "ill-fitting" habit --- which was so "ill-fitting" that it even struck Evaristo, is interesting.