Fátima – The Miracle of the Sun

The messages from Fátima give us prophecy, but they also give us the antidote to the prophecy. As you know, prophecy is not set in stone. Prophecy is given to us as a warning so that we can act in time to avert or mitigate it.

In 1917, as World War I raged and the Bolsheviks plotted their revolution, the Blessed Mother appeared six times to three shepherd children near Fátima, Portugal. The children were Lucia dos Santos, ten; Francisco Marto, nine; and Jacinta Marto, seven.

They were cousins from the little village of Aljustrel. Lucia was the youngest of the seven dos Santos children; Francisco and Jacinta were the two youngest of the eleven Marto children. All three cared for the families’ combined flocks of sheep.

In 1916, prior to Mother Mary’s appearances, the children received three visitations from an angel who spoke reassuringly to them. “Do not be afraid,” he said. “I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me. “He knelt on the ground and repeated three times: “O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love thee. I beg pardon of you for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love thee.” Then he rose and said: “Pray thus. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.” <1>

From that day on, the children repeated this prayer for hours, kneeling and placing their foreheads on the ground as the angel had demonstrated. They were preparing themselves to receive the Blessed Mother.

On his second visit, the Angel of Peace..”

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Source:  The Summit Lighthouse

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