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Friday, 13 May 2016

Messages of Fatima




Fatima 

and the Messages

 for the Whole World

Three young children, shepherds—poor and unworldly – these are the witnesses that the Great Mother of God chose to receive the important messages for the whole world.  

Children—the ones who were not corrupted by the world –their hearts open to receive the truth.  
These are the ones chosen to receive these great gifts… 
their names
Lucia 10 years old, Jacinta 7 years old and Francisco 9 years old.

Children of the Fatima Apparitions of Our Lady -- Jacinta, Lucia, Francisco

Many of the apparitions of Our Lady were to children—in 1858 Bernadette Soubirous,  a French girl of 14 from Lourdes,  in 1846 Melanie aged 15 and Maximin aged 11, on the mountain of La Salette in France, and at Pontmain in 1871 to almost all the children of that village.  Notice the dates – all in the late 1800s before the First World War and the atrocities to come.

The Apparition of Fatima happened in the year 1917… not hundreds of years ago – It was in our times that she came…  She came with warnings, prophecies and pleadings to amend our lives –“ for God is very much offended.”  It was at the time of World War I… she came to warn about Russia’s communist agenda … at a time when there was no communism in Russia.  The sins of the world were great, so great that she came to warn us that if we did not stop offending God, another worse war would come… Tragically, her requests were not heeded… World War II came in 1939—only 22 years later.

If God was offended in 1917 – what must He be now?  We have not heeded her warnings – we have not repented or made reparation – but have turned our backs on God forsaking His commandments, His Love and have given ourselves up to worldly pursuits which are contrary to God.   And we can see the results of this disobedience with all the wars, disasters, cruelty, immorality spreading like wildfire around the world—a cancer that cannot be quenched—as the more it develops the more it infiltrates and twists the basic rights of every man, woman and child—we are told there is no sin! – that sinful acts are considered ‘normal’ BUT as the bible says, “Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.”  Isaiah 5:20



I am not going to give the full story of Fatima here—there are many excellent sites on the web and very informative books that do that.  I just wanted to remind us all that we are in TRUE DANGER HERE.  Many souls have already been lost to eternal damnation because of the sins of this world in our time—many more will fall in the future. 

WILL YOU HELP SAVE SOULS FROM THIS??? 

























THE CHILDREN 


ARE SHOWN 

A VISION OF HELL


At Fatima, the Blessed Virgin Mary told the three child seers that many souls go to hell because they have no one to pray or make sacrifices for them. 

In her Memoirs, Sister Lucy describes the vision of hell that Our Lady showed the children at Fatima:

"She opened Her hands once more, as She had done the two previous months. The rays [of light] appeared to penetrate the earth, and we saw, as it were, a vast sea of fire. 

Plunged in this fire, we saw the demons and the souls [of the damned]. The latter were like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, having human forms. They were floating about in that conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames which issued from within themselves, together with great clouds of smoke. Now they fell back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fright (it must have been this sight which caused me to cry out, as people say they heard me). 

The demons were distinguished [from the souls of the damned] by their terrifying and repellent likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and transparent like burning coals. That vision only lasted for a moment, thanks to our good Heavenly Mother, Who at the first apparition had promised to take us to Heaven. Without that, I think that we would have died of terror and fear."



AN ANGEL CAME FIRST

Angel of Fatima


Before Our Lady’s appearances in 1917, an Angel of God appeared to Lucy when she had just turned 8 years old and two other girls in 1915-and again in 1916 announcing that he was the Angel of Peace and Guardian of Portugal.  

The Angel , kneeling to the ground, bowed down until his forehead reached the ground and said,

“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 you! 

Having repeated these words three times, he rose and said,

“Pray thus.  The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.”  

He came teaching reverence and adoration by prayers that we are should say every day.

On the Angel’s second appearance he found the children were playing a game, he came and said, 

“What are you doing?  Pray, pray very much!  
The Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary 
have designs of mercy on you.  

Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly 
to the Most High…. 
Make of everything you can a sacrifice, 
and offer it to God as an act of reparation 
for the sins by which He is offended,
 and in supplication for the conversion of sinners…”  


What do we do to wasted precious time when we should be honoring Our God, praying and making sacrifices.  The world gives us television, IPhones and IPads, electronic media of all sorts… distractions to keep us away from even thinking about and glorifying Our God. . .


At the third apparition of the Angel , he was holding a chalice in his left hand, with the Host suspended above it, from which some drops of blood fell into the chalice.  Leaving the chalice suspended in the air, the Angel knelt down and made the children repeat three times:

“Most Holy Trinity, Father, 
Son and Holy Spirit, 
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 if 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.”

Then rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hands.  He gave the Sacred Host to Lucy and the Sacred Blood to Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

“Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men!  Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.”

The Holy Eucharist, Christ’s Divine Body and Blood do you take it for granted????  

Do you give Our Lord the honor and adoration He justly deserves from His people?  

Say the prayers that the Angel gave to the children?  

Adore Christ in the Blessed Sacrament?  

Be in the State of Grace when receiving His Most Precious Body and Blood in Holy Communion by frequent confession?

YES CONFESSION… so many do not take advantage of this great sacrament to the detriment of their souls! When you say you do not sin - you call God a liar!!

DO YOU BELIEVE IN HIS TRUE PRESENCE??  

Show Him that you love Him with your whole heart and soul…

Make reparation for the sacrileges, 
outrages and indifference that is shown to Our Blessed Lord.. 

--- STOP BEING LUKEWARM --- 
Come we have 
MUCH WORK TO DO BECAUSE GOD IS VERY MUCH OFFENDED!!! 




THE FIRST APPARITION OF OUR LADY

Our Lady of Fatima and the Children

“I am of heaven” 
this was Her first great message… 
For these words are evocative of the very mystery 
connected with Her person…

Several months after the first apparition of the Angel, on May 13, 1917, Lucy tells us :

“We beheld a Lady all dressed in white.  She was more brilliant than the sun, and radiated a light more clear and intense than a crystal glass filled with sparkling water, when the rays of the burning sun shine through it… she spoke to us, “Do not be afraid, I will do you no harm… I am from heaven…. I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at the same hour…”  

This was the beginning of the Apparition of Our Lady, the Mother of God. 

She said, 

“Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?”  "…..The children said, yes we are willing…. Our Lady then said, “Then you are going to have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.”


“….Our Lady spoke again:  

“Pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war.” 


WHAT WERE THE MESSAGES 
OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA???

~ Penance
Acts of Reparation for the sins of the world

"Men must amend their lives, and ask pardon for their sins. . . . They must no longer offend Our Lord, Who is already so much offended." The Fatima message is a call for men to give up sinful practices which grieve God and draw down His chastisements on the world, and to make reparation for them."

Our Lady told the children, 

"pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them." 

As to the kinds of sacrifices Our Lady was asking, she revealed to Sr. Lucia on one occasion: 

"The good Lord is allowing Himself to be appeased . . . but He Himself complains most bitterly and sorrowfully about the small number of souls in His grace who are willing to renounce whatever the observance of His laws requires of them."


Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"The sacrifice required of every person 
is the fulfillment of his duties in life and the observance of My law. This is the penance that I now seek and require."

It was in this same spirit that the Angel spoke to the children in 1916: 

"Offer up everything in your power as a sacrifice to the Lord in reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners . . . More than all else, accept and bear with resignation the sufferings that God may send you."



~ Prayer

As Our Lady revealed in the third apparition: 

"You must recite the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war for only she can obtain this."



The Rosary is basically a gospel prayer, 

and for those who pray it properly, it is, as Sr. Lucia said, 

"a simple method of getting closer to God....
But to pray it properly 
requires that each decade 
be a reflection on some aspect of the joyful, 
sorrowful or glorious mysteries of our redemption. 

Without that meditation, 
the Rosary would 
become monotonous repetition. 
Meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary -- The Gospel

As Pope Paul VI wrote in MARIALIS CULTUS: 

"Without this (contemplation) the Rosary is a body without a soul, and its recitation is in danger of becoming a mechanical repetition of formulas." In praying the Rosary we can well take Our Lady as a model, for as the Scriptures tell us, "Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her Heart."

After repeatedly asking for the daily Rosary, and identifying herself as "The Lady of the Rosary," the Blessed Mother terminated the final apparition by showing the children three separate tableaux symbolizing the entire message of the Rosary. 

The first was a vision of the Holy Family - 
representing the Joyful mysteries; 

the second a vision of Our Lady of Sorrows - 
representing the Sorrowful mysteries; 

and the third a vision of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - 
representing the Glorious mysteries.


~ Devotion of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On June 13, Our Lady let the children know that 

"Jesus wishes to establish throughout the world devotion 
to my Immaculate Heart." 

Several times in the June and July apparitions Our Lady spoke of this devotion, as we shall see; and soon there began to burn in their hearts (especially Jacinta's) a deep love for the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Jacinta seer of Fatima
Shortly before Jacinta went to the hospital where she was to die, she said to Lucia: 

"In a short time now I am going to heaven. You are to stay here and say that God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

. . . Tell everybody that God grants graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and that they must ask them from her. 

Tell them that the Heart of Jesus wishes that by His side should be venerated the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask peace through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; God has placed it in her hands. Oh that I could put into the heart of everybody the flame that I feel burning within my breast and which makes me love so much the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary."

On July 13th, Our Lady said  

"Sacrifice yourselves for sinners; 
and say often when you make some sacrifice, 
'My Jesus, it is for love of You, 
for the conversion of sinners, 
and in reparation for sins committed 
against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.'"

After showing the children a vision of hell, Our Lady said to them: 

"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. 

To save them, God wishes to establish 
throughout the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. 

If people do as I shall ask many souls will be saved, 
and there will be peace.... 

But if people do not cease offending God... 
another and more terrible war will begin. 

When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, 
know that this is the great sign that 
God gives that 
the chastisement of the world 
for its many transgressions 
is at hand through war, famine, 
persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father."

"To prevent this, I shall come to ask 
the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, 
and
Communions of reparation 
on the First Saturdays. 

If my requests are heard, Russia will be converted 
and there will be peace. 

If not, she will spread her errors 
throughout the world, fomenting wars 
and persecution of the Church. 

The good will suffer martyrdom; 
the Holy Father will suffer much; 
different nations will be annihilated. 

But in the end my 
Immaculate Heart will triumph.

The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, 
which will be converted, and sometime of peace 
will be granted to humanity."

Then Our Lady made known her request for Communions of reparation: 





"My daughter, 
look at my Heart encircled 
with the thorns 
with which ungrateful men pierce it 
at every 
moment by 
their blasphemies and ingratitude. 









Do you at least 
try to console me 
and announce in my name 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, 
go to Confession and 
receive Holy Communion, 
recite the Rosary and 
keep me company for 15 minutes 
while meditating on the 
mysteries of the Rosary 
with the intention of making reparation to me."



'..…it appears clearly that this manifestation of the Virgin Mary, the most spectacular one that ever took place, occupies a unique and truly extraordinary place in the history of our time.'




PRAY AND MAKE REPARATION 
FOR THE WORLD'S SINS

LET US SAVE AS 
MANY SOULS AS WE CAN


Our Lady of Fatima’s Feast Day 
is MAY 13TH

The 100th Anniversary of the 
Apparitions of Fatima is 2017


Excerpts from:
the book “The Whole Truth about Fatima, Science and the Facts” by Fere Michel de la Sainte Trinite of the Little Brothers of the Sacred Heart,  copyright in English 1989. Published by the International Fatima Rosary Crusade’s publishing arm, Immaculate Heart Publications;
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