365 days with Mary, May 13th

Our Lady appeared in many places, especially in Europe. After Lourdes, the Virgin introduces herself to the three little shepherds in Fatima and reveals to them secrets associated with the course of history.

Maria shows up for Lucia, Francesco and Jacinta, three children. Fatima’s revelations are among the most recently recognized by the Church.

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They are a little over 10 years old when Maria decides to reveal herself to them. They are three children, pure of heart, to whom Our Lady decides to give a message and also give them secrets. It is May 13, 1917, when they see it for the first time.

They are grazing the herd in the Cova d’Iria locality when they suddenly see a cloud descend, and as it thins out, the figure of a woman dressed in white with a rosary, which they identify with the Madonna, appears.

According to the story of the three children, the ghosts continue for some time, accompanied by revelations of future events: the imminent end of the First World War; the danger of an even more devastating second war if men were not converted; the communist threat from Russia, which can only be eliminated using the consecration of the nation itself to the undefiled heart of Marythrough the work of the pope and all the assembled bishops.

The vision of the Angel of Peace

As Lucia recounts, as they dress for the rain and play, that figure reappears, “a young man between fourteen and fifteen, whom the sun made transparent, as if it were made of crystal“, Interpreted as an angel and just seen as the angel of peace.

The angel urges the children to pray for the weary with him as a substitute for the transgressions that sinners have suffered against God, and especially with the words: “Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you deeply and offer you the most precious body, blood, soul, divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the earth, as a substitute for the abuses, sacrilege and indifference with who he himself is offended, and for the infinite merits of His Most Holy Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg you to repent of poor sinners“.

Appeared again in the summer of 1916, would reveal himself as Portugal’s guardian angel, orders the three to sacrifice for the salvation of their homeland, destroyed by civil wars.

He handed the chalice to Francisco and Jacinta and ordered Lucy to devour the host, urging them to sacrifice as a substitute for the atrocities against the sacrament of the Eucharist. The angel disappeared, the little shepherds would no longer have visions until 1917 in Cova d’Iria, which began just on 13 May. Then continue until October 13, a total of six.

Jacinta and Francesco’s death

In December 1918, a terrible Spanish disease epidemic also hit Portugal. Jacinta and Francisco are affected by it. The first manages to recover after a long convalescence, while the second remains ill in bed.

It will be Lucia, on the morning of April 2, who must go to her cousin to help him in the last hours of life. Francisco goes outin fact, at the age of eleven, on April 4, 1919.

Jacinta was some time later afflicted with purulent pneumonia and transported to the hospital. The disease is painful. The little girl dies only 10 years old, February 20, 1920, suppressed by excruciating pain.

After the death of her cousin, Lucia decides to leave Fatima to study and follow the initiated life. On June 17, 1921, he entered the Catholic College in Vilar (Oporto).

Lucia and the Virgin’s new revelation

In 1925, at the age of eighteen, Lucia enters the convent in Pontevedra, Spain. Here, on December 10, she would receive a new appearance from the Madonna, who communicates her “great promise” to her: the compensation community the first five Saturdays of the month:

See my daughter, my heart is surrounded by thorns, that ungrateful men every moment confuse Me with blasphemy and ingratitude. You are at least trying to comfort Me and say that all those who for five months, the first Saturday, will admit, when they receive the Holy Communion, they will recite a rosary and they will keep Me company for fifteen minutes, meditate on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary with the intention of relieving my pain, I promise to help them in the hour of death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of souls“.

The revelation of secrets

Subsequently, at the request of Lucia herself, confession is also allowed eight days before Saturday. In 1926, Sister Lucia left the monastery of Pontevedra to enter the novitiate of Tuy, where she received the habit on October 26, 1926, and made her first vows on October 3, 1928.

There is a new revelation, June 13, 1929: while in the chapel and praying, she is radiated by the light of the Trinity with the Madonna by her side, who recommends that she send a letter to the Pope in which she asks him to consecrate Russia to her immaculate heart.

When this does not happen, two years later, while Sister Lucia is recovering from Rianjio, near Pontevedra, tells another vision, this time of Jesus himself, complaining about the Church’s slowness in meeting its requests:

Let My Ministers, who have not wanted to accede to My request, know… as well as the King of France that they will repent and fulfill it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread its faults all over the world and caused wars and persecutions of the Church: the Holy Father will have much to sufferAnd”.

On the night between 24 and 25 January 1938, an extraordinary northern light illuminated the Portuguese sky: the viewer thinks it was the great light that the Virgin had foretoldprelude to World War II.

Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima

Most Holy Virgin

that in Fatima you revealed to the world the treasures of grace hidden in the exercise of the Holy Rosary,

infuse our hearts with great love for this sacred devotion,

so, to meditate on the mysteries it contains,

we reap the fruits and obtain grace

that with this prayer we ask you,

to the greater glory of God and to the benefit of our souls.

So be it.

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