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Historical Perspective

Earlier this year, Professor Courtenay Bartholomew, MD, an internationally well-known Marian scholar as well as HIV-AIDS medical researcher, released an exciting and timely new book, The Last Help Before The End of Time, that carries the Imprimatur of the Most Reverend Edward J. Gilbert, CSsR, Archbishop of Port of Spain, West Indies. This title implies not the end of the world, but rather the end of an era in salvation history.

Prof. Bartholomew writes:

During World War I in July, 1917, Our Lady asked at Fatima, Portugal for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. During World War II in July 1940, through the highly respected Belgian Franciscan Tertiary, visionary and stigmatist, Berthe Petit, respected alike by Popes, Cardinals and Bishops of her time, Our Lord Himself requested the entrustment or consecration of the world, not only to the Immaculate Heart, but to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In accordance with the messages given by Our Lord to Berthe Petit (1870-1943), on May 31, 1915, eight days after Italy entered World War I, Pope Benedict XV addressed all the bishops of the world. He said, “Let us appeal with confidence to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary that by her powerful intercession she may obtain from her Divine Son the speedy end of the war and the return of peace and tranquility.”

In 1920 Our Lord said to Berthe: ” ‘Immaculate’ was My gratuitous gift to her as My Mother. ‘Sorrowful’ she acquired for herself by her sufferings with Me from the Crib to the Cross and should precede the title ‘Immaculate’. ” During World War II, in June 1940, Our Lord said to Berthe Petit: “Recourse to My Mother under the title and invocation I wish for her universally, ‘Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us,’ is the last help I shall give before the end of time.

This title intimately links the co-suffering of the Mother of the Redeemer and the Man of Sorrows from the Crib to the Cross and supports the request of millions of the faithful throughout the world for the Fifth and final Marian dogma: Mary Co-redemptrix (not co-equal), Mediatrix and Advocate.

This book by Professor Bartholomew provides the historical framework on which The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary is built. It is strongly recommended that all those, who have followed closely the messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg, read it and share the importance of this new and exciting book with all who will listen. It historically lays out God’s development of Our Lady’s plan throughout this last century to the present and provides the prophetic framework on which so much of the future is rooted.

Before she died Our Lord had previously prophesized to Berthe Petit: “My apostle (of this devotion) will arise at the predestined hour when the appalling cataclysm which approaches (World War III?) will have upset all the present calculations of mankind and their deplorable policies.” Dr. Bartholomew ends this book with a question to our new Pope Benedict XVI, “Are you, in the spirit of Pope Benedict XV, the one (the apostle) to consecrate the world to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, or shall we expect another?”

In May, 2005,a full-page ad for Professor Bartholomew’s new book was on page 2 of the monthly magazine INSIDE THE VATICAN, an issue devoted entirely to Pope Benedict XVI.

The Last Help Before the End of Time
Queenship Publishing Company
PO Box 220, Goleta, CA 93116
Order Toll-free: 1-(800) 647-9882
Order Online: www.queenship.org

(Available in both English and Italian editions)

Approved by:
Professor Courtenay Bartholomew, MD
Ambassador at Large
The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Biographical Sketch
Professor Courtney Bartholomew is the Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of the West Indies. He was an alumnus of St. Mary’s College, the first Catholic college in Trinidad and Tobago, before studying medicine in Ireland at University College Dublin (UCD), the National University of Ireland. This University is the first Catholic University of the country, founded by John Cardinal Neuman. Professor Bartholomew did his clinical training in medicine in the Hospital of St. Vincent de Paul in Dublin run by the Irish Sisters of Charity.

He has been awarded the Honorary Fellowship from the three Royal Colleges – London, Ireland and Edinburgh. He has published over 70 papers in scientific journals worldwide and has received several awards and honours, including University College Dublin’s rare and highest honour, Fellow of University College Dublin. He has written four books in the series: A Scientist Researches Mary, Ark of the Covenant (101 Foundation), A Scientist Researches Mary, Mother and Co-Redemptrix (101 Foundation), A Scientist Researches Mary, Mother of All Nations (Queenship Publishing), Her Majesty Mary, Queen of Peace (Queenship), Life, AIDS and Terrorism, The Link, The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Jesus Eucharist and Mother Seton’s Emmitsburg and The Passion of the Christ and His Mother.