Saturday, May 13, 2006
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
From May 13 to October 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three children of Fatima, Portugal (Lucia Santos, Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto). Our Lady asked that prayers and sufferings be offered in reparation for sin, for the conversion of sinners, and for world peace. She urged that the rosary be recited with devotion and that the First Five Saturdays devotion be established to make reparation for the offenses committed against her Immaculate Heart. She gave the children some secrets, which were revealed years later. Here is the full text of the Secret of Fatima including the Third Secret that was revealed by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000.
"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.
"If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI.
"When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.
"To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.
"If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.
"In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.
"In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved; etc."
Here is the Third Secret of Fatima, revealed by Pope John Paul II during the year 2000. – Ed.
(Sister Lucia writes): At the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: "Penance, Penance, Penance!" And we saw in an immense light that is God, "something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it," a bishop dressed in White, "we had the impression that it was the Holy Father" and other bishops, priests, men and women religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other bishops, priests, men and women religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
Sister Lucia was quoted in 1999 saying we are in the 3rd day of the Fatima Message. It seems to me that there is a lot of sufferings for the world to come in the remaining days before the "Era of Peace" arrives. I for one, will try to live the Fatima Message of reparation, especially the First Saturday devotion. How about you?
At Fatima an angel of God appeared to three shephard children, with chalice and host. As the Angel left the chalice and host suspended in air he bowed down low and recited the following prayers in reparation to the Most Blessed Sacrament.
THE FATIMA ANGEL PRAYERS
MOST HOLY TRINITY, I adore you! My God, My God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
MY GOD, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee! I ask pardon for for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA SAID: SACRIFICE YOURSELVES FOR SINNERS AND SAY MANY TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU MAKE SOME SACRIFICE:
O MY JESUS, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
(To be said after the Glory Be at the end of each decade of the Rosary)
O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need of Thy mercy.
(Given to the three children by the Angel who preceded Our Lady's first appearance to them.)
O MOST Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. And by the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.