|A View of the Nightly Candlelight Procession at the Shrine of Fatima, Portugal taken May 2017.|
Something in me was so deeply touched that I have never been the same again.
I was (and still am) amazed at the thought of Jesus sending His Mother to us to be Our Mother!
And wondered, how could this be? How amazing!
And yet, if she came down from heaven to speak to us, it has to be really important! How can we not listen to her?
How can we ignore her words when she has come to remind and warn us that Heaven and Hell are REAL and TRUE?! And that people go to both places?!
And yet, the answers heaven gives us are conditional. They are based on our response!
So, the million dollar question is:
Will we respond?
But first, what exactly happened?
An Amazing Thing Happened 100 Years Ago Today!
So, why are we celebrating something today, that took place on August 19th, instead of the 13th? What happened that the seers were unable to see the Lady as she promised?
And they remembered their mission to offer sacrifices to save souls. So they often said, as they were making some sacrifice, the prayer our Lady taught them:
These words are so important to remember. Perhaps it is a good idea to read them again and again, until the plan of God penetrates our hearts, for amazingly, it is revealed that the salvation of many souls rests on our response.
"do infinitely more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us" Ephesians 3: 20.
“Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell, because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.”Please watch for further posts on Fatima to see what happened next... the Great Miracle... Why is it so important to Pray the Rosary?... Practice 1st Saturday Devotions? and Consecrate Ourselves to God through Mary? What is the 3rd Secret of Fatima? Also, why would God send Mary to us?
“[There] appeared in heaven a woman clothed with the sun”. So the seer of Patmos tells us in the Book of Revelation (12:1), adding that she was about to give birth to a son. Then, in the Gospel, we hear Jesus say to his disciple, “Here is your mother” (Jn 19:27). We have a Mother! “So beautiful a Lady”, as the seers of Fatima said to one another as they returned home on that blessed day of 13 May a hundred years ago. That evening, Jacinta could not restrain herself and told the secret to her mother: “Today I saw Our Lady”. They had seen the Mother of Heaven. "
“… the evangelical call to repentance and conversion, uttered in the Mother's message, remains ever relevant.... It is still more urgent.
...Mary's appeal is not for just once. Her appeal must be taken up by generation after generation, in accordance with the ever new "signs of the times". It must be unceasingly returned to. It must ever be taken up anew.”