“The Fatima message centers on prayer. We are instructed to pray–for and about everything–all the time. We pray to worship, ask for blessings, give thanks, and ask forgiveness. We go to God with our every thought. “This is how we communicate with the Lord. We talk and listen from our heart. Like our communications with our […]

On Jue 13, 1917, Mary told Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta, “Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved.” The children responded with their participation in the apparitions and their exemplary level of devotion until their deaths. Their efforts helped prompt the conversion of tens of thousands in their lifetime and the […]

When Mary appeared to the shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, she asked if they were willing to offer themselves to God. Lucia was only ten years old, Francisco-nine, and Jacinta was seven at the time, yet the young children said “Yes.” God has a plan for all of us, but we have the choice […]

Mary asked Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta, ‘Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you?’ Lucia responded, yes, that they were willing. ‘Then you are going to have much to suffer,’ Mary said. “On July 13, 1917, Mary said, ‘Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say many […]

On October 7, 1917, Mary told the shepherd children of Fatima that she is Our Lady of the Rosary. She asked that we pray the rosary every day for peace. “The rosary is a path to peace because it promotes peace within ourselves, and that peace reflects on everyone we encounter. The rhythmic sequence of prayers […]

“One of the last things Mary said to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta was not to offend the Lord our God anymore because he is already so much offended.For months Mary, as did the Angel of peace, spoke to them about all of us changing our ways and praying for the conversion of sinners. When Lucia presented […]

“Sin is not something we like to talk about, or even admit to, but the truth is that we all sin–and we sin often. We are surrounded by temptations, and the human spirit is weak. We repeatedly hurt ourselves, one another, and God’s creations. The good part is that God forgives us. Amazingly, there isn’t […]