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The Church Militant lost a great champion on 29 April 2015 A.D.

Father Nicholas Gruner, the founder and spiritual director of the Fatima Center and publisher of the Fatima Crusader died in his sleep on this day one year ago.

In the words of Robert Siscoe:

“The sudden and unexpected death of Father Gruner was a sad day for the Church Militant, but a precious moment in the eyes of God, for ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.’ (Psalms 15:15). May he rest in peace, and may his life continue to be a shining example and encouragement for us all.”

Father Gruner was a great teacher and proponent for the daily praying of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

He had a deep devotion to Our Holy Lady, the Mother of God.

He was tireless in keeping the message of Fatima alive and worked to see that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary be performed publicly by the Pope and all the Bishops in communion with the Holy Catholic Church in a public act of consecration. The consecration had not been performed before or during Father Gruner’s life-time in the Church Militant.

May that consecration happen soon.

Oremus (Let Us Pray):

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.

Requiescat in pace.