Today in 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the three children in Portugal. She reminds us, “Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.” Our Lady asked the children, “Do you wish to offer yourselves to God to endure all the sufferings that He may be pleased to send you, as both an act of reparation for the sins with which He is offended and an act of supplication for the conversion of sinners?”
When the children responded yes, Our Lady said, “Well then, you will have much to suffer. But the grace of God will be your comfort.”
The children recounted:
"It was upon saying these last words, 'the grace of God...' that for the first time 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, we knelt down and repeated inwardly: 'O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.'”
Let us, like the three heroic children, offer our sufferings to God for the salvation of souls and pray the Rosary daily for peace!
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.