In 2017, three important anniversaries occur: Luther’s revolt (the nailing of the 95 theses, October 31, 1517), the birth of modern masonry (foundation of the Grand Lodge of London, June 24, 1717) and the Bolshevik Revolution (October 25, 1917 OS). These anniversaries are connected and constitute the cultural and moral background of the crisis of our time. But 2017 is also the centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to the three little shepherd children (May 13 – October 13, 1917). The message of Fatima best explains the crisis we confront  and reveals a perspective of extraordinary hope for our future.