7 Powerful Messages Our Lady of Fatima Gave to the Three Shepherd Children: “Pray Much & Sacrifice For Sinners”

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May 13 is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

She is a powerful intercessor and model, especially in a time where sins of the flesh and sins against humanity dominate the culture.

Our Lady of Fatima appeared six times to the three shepherd children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco) from May 13, 2017 – Oct. 13, 1917.

Throughout her apparitions, she stressed prayer, fasting and sacrifice to obtain peace for the world and the conversion of sinners. She particularly encouraged daily devotion to the rosary.

Here’s seven powerful quotes from Our Lady of Fatima’s Apparitions:

1) Our Lady: “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?

Lucia: Yes, we do.

Our Lady: Well then, you will have much to suffer. But the grace of God will be your comfort.

(First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – May 13, 1917)

2) ‘Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.’

(First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – May 13, 1917)

3) “[Jesus] wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it; and these souls will be beloved of God like flowers arranged by me to adorn His throne.”

(Second Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – June 13, 1917)

4 ) “…Pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, for she alone can be of any avail.”

(Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – July 13, 1917)

5) “Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say many times, especially when you make a sacrifice, ‘O Jesus, this is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.'” 

(Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – July 13, 1917)

6) “Pray, pray much, and sacrifice for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to sacrifice and pray for them.”

(Fourth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – August 19, 1917)

7) “I wish to tell you that I want a chapel built here in my honor. I am the Lady of the Rosary. Continue to pray the rosary every day. The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes.”

Lucia: I have many things to ask you: if you would cure some sick persons, and if you would convert some sinners…

Our Lady: “Some yes, others no. They must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins.”

Becoming sadder, she added, “Let them offend Our Lord no more for He is already much offended.”

(Sixth and Last Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – October 13, 1917)

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

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