The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared 6 times to 3 shepherd
children; Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta; between May 13 and October 13,
1917. She came to the little village of Fatima which had remained faithful
to the Catholic Church during the recent persecutions by the government. Our
Lady came with a message from God to every man, woman, and child of our
Our Lady of Fatima promised that the
whole world would be in peace, and that many souls would go to Heaven if Her
requests were listened to and obeyed. She told us that war is a punishment
for sin; that God would punish the world for its sins in our time by means
of war, hunger, persecution of the Church and persecution of the Holy
Father, the Pope, unless we listened to and obeyed the command of God.
At Fatima, Pope John Paul II said on
May 13; " the message of Fatima is more relevant and more urgent " then when
Our Lady first appeared. The message is an anguished appeal of our Heavenly
Mother, Who sees us in great danger and Who comes to offer Her help and
advice. Her message is also a prophesy, a clear indication of what was about
to transpire in the 20th century, and what is still going to happen
infallibly in the near future, depending on our response to Her requests.
As a great sign of the whole message
truly coming from God, a marvelous miracle was worked in the sky above
Fatima before 70,000 witnesses on October 13, 1917 at the time, date and
place that Lucy and the other two children had prophesised in the name of
Our Lady of Fatima. The children were told by Our Lady that God would
perform a miracle so that people would believe in the apparitions. The date
the children was October 13, 1917, in Fatima. On that date, 70,000 people
came to see the phenomenon. The miracle occured with the sun. All could
stare perfectly at the sun without blinking, or even hurting heir eyes.
While all were watching the sun, it rotated, got large and small, got close
to the people, and got far away from them. The sun " danced ". Every single
person who was there testified to seeing the sun dance, even non- believers
who immediately dropped onto their knees and begged for forgiveness.
Our Lady of Fatima continues to work
miracles today through Fatima water which is sent from Fatima, Portugal
around the world. This Fatima water sprang up in Fatima at the spot the
Bishop told people to dig, very near where Our Lady appeared at the Cova de
Iria (the Cove of Peace) in Fatima. The water is known to cure people with
sicknesses and poor health. Still, other people are cured when they go on
pilgrimage to Fatima, which is about 90 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal.
A MESSAGE OF WARNING AND HOPE
If we do not heed Our Lady's warnings
soon, the Her horrible prophesy may well be realized in the near future,
even in our own back yards. She told us that God had chosen to use Russia as
the instrument of chastisement to punish the whole world if we did not, by
our obedience, prayers, and sacrifices, obtain conversion of Russia to the
Catholic faith. She promises us: " If my requests are granted, Russia will
be converted and there will be peace. " But She also warned us: " If My
requests are not granted, Russia will spread her errors throughout the world
raising up wars and persecutions against the Church, the good will be
martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be
annihilated. " She has told us that the whole world (the part surviving)
will be enslaved by the atheistic tyrants of Russia.
THE SEVEN FATIMA PRAYERS
During the course of the
apparitions at Fatima, the three child seers were taught five unique and
powerful prayers, two by the Angel of Peace and three by the Mother of God.
Later, appearing to Sister Lucy at Rianjo, Spain, Our Lord Jesus Christ
dictated two further prayers. For millions of people, these prayers are
today a living embodiment of the Message of hope and peace which Our Lady
gave the world at Fatima.
In the past few years, through the efforts of Our Lady's Apostolate, a pious
practice has developed of reciting one (or more) of these prayers on a daily
basis. The following schedule of prayers is a suggestion only; please feel
free to recite them in any order which you find most comforting and
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You
for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love
Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in
reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to
Heaven, especially those who are most in need.
Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the most
Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe
and the whole world.
By your pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me the
conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world.
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I offer You the most
precious Body, Blood , Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all
the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the sacrileges, outrages
and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the
infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of
Mary, I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners.