Warnings of Mary at Fatima

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FATIMAThe one hundred year anniversary of Fatima is coming upon us next week May 13, When Mary appeared to three small shepard children at Fatima Portugal.  Although I posted this several months ago I feel the need to post again praying Mary will intercede for others as she has in my life bring me closer to her Son Jesus.

Miracles of Fatima, Portugal

Lucia dos Santos was seven years old when she was shepherding the family ‘s flock with three other neighboring shepherd children, they were visited three times by a mysterious figure in the air, like a statue made of snow. This figure is believed to be a prefigure of the angelic apparitions that Lucia and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto later received in the spring of 1916.The children received three clear apparitions of the Angel, who literally identified himself as “the Angel of Peace” and “Angel Guardian, and the “Angel of Portugal.” The second apparition of an angel told the children I am the ” Angel of Portugal, offer prayers and sacrifices continually.” During the third apparition, the angel had in his hand a chalice over which hung a host, from which drops of Blood fell into the chalice. He repeated three times with the children: “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.”                                               ♥  Our Lady’s first visit to the three children came while they were shepherding flocks of sheep in a small hamlet called Fatima, Portugal when the sun was directly overhead called (solar noon) on Sunday May 13, 1917. A beautiful Lady appeared to the children and asked them to return every month on the 13th day through October at the same time ; she told the children “I am of Heaven.”

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June 13, 1917 the Lady showed the children her Immaculate Heart pieced by thorns. The thorns represent the sins of mankind, at this time the children felt they should not reveal this apparition. “What do you want?” asked Lucia “I wish you to come here on the 13th of next month to pray the Rosary everyday and learn to read. Later I will tell you what I wan

During her second apparition, the message was to pray, make sacrifices and to say the rosary.

As Our Lady spoke during her third apparition, she stretched out her hands and bright rays came forth which seemed to penetrate into the earth. All at once the ground vanished, and the children saw hell. Frightened they lifted their eyes to the Lady who told them “You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save future souls God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved.”

“Do you want to learn a prayer?” Mary asked. “Yes we do!” the children responded. “When you recite the Rosary, say at the end of each decade: Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.”

In August the children were prevented by the civil authorities to go to the 4th meeting on the 13th. Finally on Aug. 19, while they fed the flock, they saw the Lady who said “I want you to continue see me on the 13th, and continue to say the rosary every day. I, in the last month will make the miracle that all will believe.” Then with a sad appearance told them: “Pray a lot and offer sacrifices for sinners. Many souls go the hell because there is none who pray for them.”

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On Sept. 13 the children and about 30,000 people recited the rosary, and Our Lady appeared for the fifth time saying: “In October the Lord, Our Lady of Sorrows, the Lady of Mount Carmel, and St Joseph with the child Jesus, will come to bless the world. God is glad of your sacrifices.”

On Oct. 13, 1917 the children were surrounded by a crowd of 70,000 persons under a torrential rain. During her sixth and last apparition in Fatima, Our Lady said, “I am the Lady of the Rosary. I desire a chapel in my honor to be built here, and that people continue to recite the Rosary every day.” Lucy asked: “If I ask you for cures and conversions, will you grant them?” Our Lady responded, some yes, others no. It is necessary that they ask pardon for their sins, that they don’t offend God, our Lord. “Do you want anything else from me?” Lucia asked. “I do not want anything more,” Mary responded.

October 12-13 1917 The Miracle

Witnessed by 70,000-100,000 people, the astounding Miracle of the Sun marks Fatima as unique among  all Church-authenticated Marian apparitions. The “Great Sign,” given on October 13, 1917, majestically summarizes the whole Fatima message of God’s Divine Mercy and Justice, which are inseparable. A thin persistent rain fell, muddying the fields. Then she opened her hands and the promised sign happened. There appeared a bright sun, which began to turn, projecting bands of color that lit the clouds, the sky, the trees, and the crowd. Suddenly it looked as if it would fall on the crowd and they fell to their knees. Meanwhile the children saw a Lady dressed like the white of the sun with a blue cape and St. Joseph with the Child Jesus. They saw the Lord bless the world. The people then became aware that their clothes were dry. The miracle she had promised had come to be.fatima newspaper report

Many of those gathered saw the sun spinning in the sky, and then saw it break loose and zig-zag toward the earth, looking as if it would fall upon the people. Those gathered fell to the ground praying for mercy. Even secular and government newspaper reports tell of the Miracle of the Sun. Many prayed fervently thinking the world was at it’s end.

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After the Apparitions

Following the apparitions, the seers’ lives were never the same. Pilgrims desired to see the children, to ask them questions or for prayers, and to have them bless objects.As Our  Lady revealed Both Francisco and Jacinta contracted the Spanish flu and died within a year of one another. Mary told the children that Lucia would be the only one to survive in the apparitions.  Lucia entered the school of the Sisters of St. Dorothy in Vilar, near Oporto, in the north of Portugal. On October 24, 1925, she entered as a postulant. She made her first vows on October 3, 1928, and her perpetual vows on October 3, 1934, receiving the name Sister Mary of the Sorrowful Mother.

In 1946, seeking a more contemplative life, she entered the Carmelite convent of St. Teresa in Coimbra, making her profession on May 31, 1949 and taking the name Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart.

In the years that followed, the predictions made by Our Lady did come to pass. World War I ended, but was followed by the more horrific Second World War. Russian Communism did spread its errors throughout the world, but eventually the country was Consecrated to Mary’s Immaculate Heart and the Berlin Wall and Communist Russia collapsed without fighting. And the assassination attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II, on May 13, 1981 failed.

Fatima is for today also, there is much suffering, sin and evil in the world.  Let us all feel compelled to pray the rosary, as our Mother of God has requested of us.

The Five First  Saturdays  ♥

Our lady asked Lucia, to spread devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. On December 17th , Lucia went before the tabernacle to ask Jesus how she should comply with Our Mothers request. Jesus made clear that she was to comply. On December 10th, 1925, the most Holy Virgin appeared to her, and by her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was a child. The most Holy Virgin rested her hand in her shoulder, and as she did so, she showed her a heart encircled by thorns, which she was holding in her other hand. At the same time, the Child said:

“Have compassion on the Heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.”   rose        Then the most holy Virgin said: “Look, my daughter, at my Heart , surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me and say that I promise to assist at
the hour of death, with   the graces necessary for salvation ,all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”

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  Sacrifice Prayer Requested By The Virgin Mary                                      fatima-prayer

Instructions on praying the rosary.

Here is a great website that explains in detail the rosary. This site offers the scriptural rosary in detail. The Rosary is not just a long line of chants. As you pray one should meditate on the mysteries, all which are Biblical.

Sriptual Rosary  click here for rosary instructions

 

I will be posting prayers and other significant events of Fatima as the anniversary approaches.

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I will be posting prayers and other significant events of Fatima as the anniversary approaches.

Resources on Fatima:



Praying the Rosary
Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary is a pocket-sized booklet perfect for taking along to Adoration or Mass. Tuck a copy of this beautiful 3.25×5 inch guide in your purse, back pocket, car or any other handy place as a quick reference and prayerful meditation tool. Praying the Rosary includes: Introduction to the rosary A brief history of the rosary An explanation of how and why we pray the rosary The history of the Hail Mary Prayers of the Rosary Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary Visual depiction of the rosary and the prayers associated with each bead Full color illustrations for each of the mysteries Scriptural passage and meditation for each mystery Directions for which mysteries are to be prayed for each day of the week Rosa Mystica, a note on how the rosary got its name See also a gift edition version with large print: The Illustrated Rosary

The Shepherds of Fatima


The Shepherds of Fatima

The Shepherds of Fatima The Shepherds of Fatima

A moving account of the three shepherd children of Fatima – Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta. Their ordinary lives were transformed when Mary appeared to them with a message of peace for the world. Generously responding to Our Lady’s requests for prayer and penance, the children lived the message of Fatima with innocence and heroism. Unlike other works on this subject, The Shepherds of Fatima tells the story of the children themselves: the faith of their parents, their livelihood as shepherds, and the immediate aftermath of the revelations. Based on Lucia’s own recollections of the events, this biography does not stop with the story of the apparitions but tells us what happened to the children afterward. It also includes a discussion of the secret of Fatima based on the information from Sister Lucia before her death.













Fatima: The Great Sign

Fatima: The Great Sign

Fatima: The Great Sign Fatima: The Great Sign

When the atomic bomb destroyed Hiroshima in 1945, eight men living near the blinding centre of the nuclear flash miraculously survived the searing hurricane of blast and gamma rays, while everyone within a mile radius perished and other residing further afield continue to die from the lethal effects of radiation. For over thirty years, some two hundred scientists have examined these eight men, trying in vain to determine what could have preserved them from incineration. One of the survivors, Fr. H. Shiffner, S.J. gave this dramatic answer: "In that house, we were living the message of Fatima." The story, the message, and the meaning. This book penetrates deeply into the theology of Fatima: the Rosary, daily duty, Eucharistic reparation, consecration and reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hell and the prophecies, etc. Spells out the repeated papal pronouncements on the crucial relevance of Fatima to the entire world. As Pope Pius XII said, "The time for doubting Fatima is past; it is now time for action."  Fatima: The Great Sign The story, the message, and the meaning of Fatima A popular, beloved book for many Catholics Perfect way to learn everything you should know about Fatima












 

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