“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 toward him from her right hand. Pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: ‘Penance, Penance, Penance!” (Third secret of Fatima)

The messages of Fatima are as timeless as the Gospel and Revelation itself.They are the witnessing of God’s patience in His call to repentance. “Repent and believe in the Good News” (MK 1:15). Without repentance God’s Mercy would turn quickly to His justice; from the Garden of Eden up until the present time the need to turn toward God and be converted is critical for peace as it has been preordained in the moral order of mankind. The Messages of Fatima appears more urgent today than ever before. Let us look closer to see what Our Lady is asking of us.

1. Our Lady re-affirms the Church’s teaching on the existence of the Last Things; heaven, hell, and purgatory.  She is especially concerned “that souls are being lost, because there is no one to make reparation for their sins.”  Our Lady desires that which “ is good and pleasing to God our Savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim 2:4)

2. Our Lady warns us that the ultimate consequences of sin is war. Sister Lucia, in her book, “Calls From The Message of Fatima,” describes not only physical wars, but the personal war we battle internally.  The war we fight against the world and its pleasures. The remedy of which is prayer to obtain peace, peace in the world and peace in our souls, especially by praying the Rosary as a weapon for these battles.

3. The salvation of souls and the attainment of world peace require the conversion of sinners. This is a call to apostolate, to holiness, to fulfill her wishes and the wishes of our God. We need to turn toward him and pray for the conversion of Russia and others who spread their errors throughout the world. This can avert a critical mass of sin that would alter appeals from God’s Justice to his Mercy. Pope Pius XII is quoted as saying, “that the salvation of the many is dependent on the faithfulness of the few, the prayers of the few.

Living the Messages of Fatima

1. Daily morning offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The sacrifices demanded by our daily duties, along with whatever hardships God allows, are done in reparation for our sins, for the sins of others, and for the conversion of all sinners to gain all the indulgences we can each day for the Immaculate Heart of Mary to apply in way she chooses.

2. Pray part of the Rosary daily while meditating on the Mysteries in reparation for sin, for the conversion of sinners, and for world peace.  At every appearance Our Lady made at Fatima she requested that the children pray the Rosary everyday to obtain peace, and the end of war.
3. Wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel as both a sign and a reminder of your consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and as a protection against the snares of the Devil.
4. Practice the devotion of the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturday of each month which has come to be popularly known as the First Saturday Devotion.  Receive Holy Communion, go to confession, recite one part of the rosary, pray for the Holy Father, and keep Our Lady company while meditating for 15 minutes on the other mysteries of the Rosary all in reparation of offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
5. Help establish devotion to The Immaculate Heart of Mary by spreading the Message of Fatima to others. To live the Christian virtues, offer sacrifices and suffering in atonement for sin; Read scriptures, especially the Gospel, acts of charity, acts of Faith, pray for the pope, and the church and patiently wait in joy and cheerfulness for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Resources for Knowledge and Understanding of Fatima and Our Lady’s Message

Father Andrew Apostoli’s book, “Fatima for Today

Lucia Speaks/Prayer Cell flip-booklet”  offers an excellent summary of Sister Lucia’s memoirs.

A glimpse into Sister Lucia’s mature understanding of the call of Fatima to the world is contained in her book, “Calls From The Message of Fatima.

Learn the Message of Fatima. Live the Message of Fatima. Spread the Message of Fatima to others.

FATIMA QUOTES

“My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge, and the way that will lead you to God.”

– Our Lady Fatima

“Fear Not – I am from Heaven”

– Our Lady Fatima

“Pray the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the War.”

– Our Lady Fatima

“I want you to come here on the thirteenth of the next month, to continue saying the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war, because only She can avail you.”

– Our Lady Fatima

“Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say very often, especially whenever you make some sacrifice; Oh my Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

– Our Lady Fatima

“You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go; in order to save them, God wishes to establish devotion to My Immaculate Heart in the world.”

– Our Lady Fatima

“I am the Lady of the Rosary.”

– Our Lady Fatima

“Do not offend Our Lord anymore, Who is already much offended.”

– Our Lady Fatima

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