On May 13, 1917 Our Lady of Fatima appeared for the first time to the three children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francesco. This was preceded by three visits from the Angel of Portugal. She asked the children to come to the same spot on the 13th of six consecutive months.
After speaking with the children they reported this: “she opened her hands, which emitted a most intense light that penetrated our breasts, reaching the innermost part of our souls and making us see ourselves in God, Who was that light, more clearly than we can see ourselves in the best of mirrors.” Then driven by a deep inspiration the children knelt down and repeated inwardly the prayer,
”O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.” Our Lady told them, “PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY DAY TO OBTAIN PEACE FOR THE WORLD AND THE END OF WAR.”
She immediately began to rise serenely toward the east until she disappeared far into the distance.
The light that surrounded her was, so to speak, opening her way through the starry firmament."
In remembrance of the appearances of Our Lady of Fatima during this month of May we can all consecrate our lives, families and homes to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. See the Consecration Prayer in the next post.
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SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.