|Fatima Apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children|
|Mary the Mother of God|
yellow, white and other nuances.
The Vision of God
"We felt the same intimate joy, the same peace and happiness,” comparing the apparition of the Angel and that of Our Lady, “but instead of physical exhaustion, and expansive ease of movement: instead of this annihilation in the Divine Presence, a joyful exultation: instead of difficulty in speaking, we felt a certain communicative enthusiasm.”
“We fell on our knees. It inspired us with so great
But He is very sad because of so many sins!
We must never commit any sins again.”
Lucy relates an incident with Francisco, “. . . he climbed up to the top of a steep rock, and called out to us, ‘Don’t come up here, let me stay here alone’” “When I went to call him again, he said to me: ‘You come up here and pray with me.’ We climbed up to the peak, where the three of us could scarcely find room to kneel down, and I asked him, ‘But what have you been doing all this time?’
She had chosen a little holm oak, about a meter high, "We were so close," writes Lucy, "that we found ourselves in the light surrounding Her, or rather emanating from Her, about a meter and a half away, more or less."
"I do not believe that She ever stayed long enough to recite a Rosary." said Lucy.
Since Our Lady had not asked them to make known what She had said, the prudent Lucy thought it wise to keep the apparition secret because of the trouble she had when the angel's appearance was told, she feared it would be worse.
Francisco saw the Blessed Virgin perfectly, but did not hear Her words. He only understood the questions of Lucy. Jacinta saw and heard everything, she never brought herself to speak to the apparition.
|FATIMA -- DID YOU KNOW PART TWO|
Jacinta said, with tears in her eyes. . . "Forgive me. I won't tell anybody anything ever again!" She kept that promise. Although Lucy readily answered the questions of her parish priest, Jacinta would not open her mouth. . . “Why didn’t you answer the priest?” “Because I promised you never to tell anything to anybody again!”
The Place of the Apparition
|Cova da Iria, Fatima Portugal|
“here for six months in succession, on the 13th day , at the same hour.” This leads us from May 13th to October 13th and also describes the cycle of apparitions between the two months dedicated to Our Lady, the month of May and the month of the Rosary.
Excerpt from The Whole Truth about Fatima
"Afterwards, we told Francisco all that Our Lady had said. He was overjoyed and expressed happiness he felt when he heard of the promise that he would go to Heaven. Crossing his hands over his breast, he exclaimed, 'Oh, my dear Our Lady! I'll say as many Rosaries as You want!'"
the Children's lives were forever changed
”From then on,” Lucy writes, “Francisco made a habit of moving away from us, as though going for a walk. When we called to him and asked him what he was doing, he raised his hand and showed me his Rosary. If we told him to come and play, and say the Rosary with us afterwards, he replied, ‘I’ll pray then as well.
The next moment, Our Lady was there on the holm oak, exactly the same as in May.
|Immaculate Heart of Mary encircled with thorns|
"What does Your Grace want of me?" I asked
OL "I want you to come here on the 13th of next month, and to continue praying the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, because only She can help you."
Lucy, "I would like to ask you to tell us who you are, and to work a miracle so that everybody will believe that you are appearing to us."
OL, "Continue to come here every month. In October, I will tell you who I am and what I want, and I will perform a miracle for all to see and believe."
OL, "Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice:
|Children after vision of hell Fatima July 1917|
Imagine the horror and fear that the children must have felt being shown the reality of hell! As you can see from the picture above, they are still showing the horror in their faces... (this photo was taken immediately after the apparition and the vision of hell.) The snapshot was taken by Mario Godinho, near the church in 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.
|Hell - in this fire we saw demons and the souls of the damned|
|In hell demons were like frightful and unknown animals|
After the Apparition regarding Hell
“Jacinta often sat thoughtfully on the ground or on a rock, and exclaimed,
‘Oh Hell! Hell! How sorry I am for the souls who go to Hell! And the people down there burning alive, like wood in a fire!
|Jacinta Marto, Fatima Visionary|
Then shuddering, she knelt down with her hands joined and recited the prayer Our Lady taught us:
‘Oh my Jesus! Pardon us, save us, from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in need.’. . .
The final words of this prayer, Lucy states, “refer to souls in greatest danger of damnation, or those who are nearest to it.”
"In the third apparition (Lucy reports), Francisco seemed to be the one on whom the vision of hell made the least impression, though it did indeed have a considerable effect on him. What made the most powerful impression on him and what wholly absorbed him was God, the Most Holy Trinity, perceived in that light which penetrated our inmost souls. Afterwards he said,
"We were on fire in that light which is God, and yet we were not burnt! What is God? . . . We could never put it into words. Yes, that is something indeed which we could never express! But what a pity it is that He is so sad! If only I could console Him! . . ."
"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.
The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal, the Dogma of the Faith will always be preserved; . . .etc [sic] Do not tell this to anybody, Francisco, yes you may tell him.”
“Sometimes he said:
“The Lady said that Her Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God. Don’t you love that? Her Heart is so good! How I love it!”
"When you say the Rosary, say after each mystery:
SECOND SECRET: War Ending, Another Coming
When you see a night illumined by an unknown light know that this is the great sign given to you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famines and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.”
January 25, 1938 The Fatima Storm - The Great Aurora was seen over the whole of Europe and as far south as Southern Australia, Sicily, Portugal and across the Atlantic to Bermuda and Southern California. Crowds in Vienna awaiting the imminent birth of Princess Juliana's baby cheered the aurora as a lucky omen. "The immense arches of crimson light with shifting areas of green and blue, radiated from a brilliant Auroral Crown near the zenith instead of appearing as usual in parallel lines. It was also considered to be one of the Fatima Prophesies by Roman Catholics worldwide. . .
**"Aurora borealis startles Europe. People flee, call fireman" - [New York Times, January 26, 1938, p.25 ]
**"Magnetic storms playing heck with news wires" - [Dallas Morning News, January 26, 1938, p.1 ]
**"Aurora borealis cutting capers" - [Savanna Morning News, January 26, 1938, p. 1]
**"Borealis over Tennessee Valley" - [The Kansas City Star, January 27, 1938]
**"Blame it on the sun" - [Rocky Mountain Herald, January 29, 1938, p.1 ]
**"Europe upset at first aurora since 1709" - [Bismark Tribune, January 26, 1938, p.2 ]
**"Aurora borealis glows in widest area since 1709" - [Chicago Daily Tribune, January 26, 1938, p.2 ]
**"Northern lights give prize show" - [Boston Globe, January 26, 1938, p.1 ]
**"Neon Lights in the sky: Display of aurora borealis viewed on two continents" - [Christian Science Monitor, January 26, 1938, p.1 ]
**"Northern lights down south" - [London Times, January 26, 1938, p. 12]
**"Aurora borealis abroad" - [London Times, January 27, 1938]
She told them if they had not be kept away from the Cova on the 13th, a greater and more wonderful sign would have been given on October 13th.
Saint Joseph will come with the Child Jesus, to give peace to the world. Our Lord will come to bless the people. Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows will also come."
During this visit, Our Lady exhorted the children:
|People came to see the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima|
- Approximately 70,000 persons had gathered to see the promised miracle, even reporters from the secular papers in Lisbon.
|Awaiting the Miracle promised at Fatima|
- Our Lady revealed Herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.
- After responding to a request for the conversion and healing of certain persons, some would be healed others would not.
- Our Lady, looking sad, said: "Do not offend the Lord Our God anymore, because He is already so much offended."
- Then Our Lady ascended into the Heavens and the three children were given a vision of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus and blessing the world, of Jesus Himself blessing the world, and of Herself under Her titles of the Immaculate Conception, Co-redemptrix, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
|In the pouring rain they came to see the Miracle of Fatima|
|Crowd witnesses the miracle of the sun at Fatima|
- The Miracle of the Sun…The sun began to pulsate and twirl about in the sky and rays of all colors came forth radiating from its disk. It began to move about erratically and then fell suddenly to the earth amid the cries and shouts of more that 70,000 pilgrims and critics who had assembled. Afterwards, it began to ascend to its former place, leaving the entire crowd and ground perfectly dry. This miracle was seen even as far away as 20 miles and was witnessed even by the atheistic reporters who were present. See video: Youtube The Miracle of the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBIs8cuIwTo
Now as never before, we need the help of Our Lady in these evil times that are upon us. . . The whole world seems to have gone mad.
**“After the clap of thunder came the flash of lightening, and then we began to see a little cloud, very delicate, very white, which stopped for a few moments over the tree and then rose in the air and disappeared. As we looked around us we noticed the strange thing which we had seen before and were to see in the following months; our faces were reflecting all the colors of the rainbow, pink, red, blue. . . The trees seemed to be made not of leaves but of flowers; they seemed to be laden with flowers, each leaf seemed to be a flower. The ground came out in colors and so did our clothes. The lanterns fixed to the arch looked like gold.” (August 13, 1917)
**An Amazing Rain of Flowers - During the apparition the majority of the pilgrims had enjoyed a marvelous spectacle: they saw falling from Heaven a shower of white petals, or round shining snowflakes which slowly decended and disappeared as they approached the ground. . . "Very high up with saw little white forms like snow in the air, coming across from the east to the west. One could say they were doves, but we could clearly see that they were not birds. . ." "One might think they were stars," declared Manuel Goncalves, from the hamlet of Montelo. Others spoke of a rain of white roses, which vanished at the approach of the ground.
**Lucy exclaimed, "If you want to see Her, look over there!" And she pointed her finger towards the east. Then once again the luminous globe having an oval form could be seen, going up into the air and leaving the Cova da Iria in the direction of the east. “After a few minutes, about the duration the Apparition, the child began to exclaim again, pointing to the sky: “Now it’s going again!” -- she followed the globe with her eyes until it disappeared in the direction of the sun. ‘What did you think of that globe?’ I asked my companion, who seemed enthuasiatic at what he had seen.
"Only She can help you"
The Secret of the secret, that God wills to give us everything through the mediation of the Blessed Virgin, in response to our devotion to Her Immaculate Heart, not only spiritual goods but even temporal peace, and this for the whole world.
Above is an excerpt from The Whole Truth about Fatima by Fere Michel de la SainteTrinite
THIRD SECRET -
FATIMA -- DID YOU KNOW PART THREE
There are other Marian Apparitions that have a message of what is to happen --- that many believe are the same as the undisclosed part of the Third Secret of Fatima. I've gathered information about these information in PART 3. I hope you check it out.