Our Lady Fatima- The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart III

VII. Skeleton Overview of Fatima

  1. Angel of Peace visits 3 times as preparation
  2. 6 Apparitions of the Mother of God to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta
  3. Mother of God apparitions to Lucia at Pontevedra
  4. Mother of God apparitions to Lucia Tuy in Spain
  5. Mother of God in Akito Japan [backup policy] not covered in thee discussions

VIII. Children live in peaceful country

Angel comes crystal as a figure teenage boy , whiter than snow according to Sr. Lucia’s memoirs

Angel= messenger

Spring 1916

“Do not be afraid.” First words. I am an angel of peace.

Invited the children to pray with him. Posture of angel knelt down with his forehead touching the ground (Muslim orientation).

Reverence not posture is the point.[1]

Messenge: prepare repair convert

Angel gives Pardon Prayer very simple

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.

Angel prayed these words 3x and assured the children that Jesus and Mary hear them.

Praying for sinners is at the heart of Fatima message. Our Lady herself will restate this message Aug 19, 1917.

The children felt an intense experience of the supernatural. Yet overtime, they would need a reminder.

The children interior movement warned them not to talk about the angel’s visit. Personal mission to pray.

Thomas Kempis, “Keep spiritual habits or gifts to oneself.”

Summer 1916

During the siesta hour, the angel appeared again gently rebuking the children, “What are you doing?”

“Pray very much! The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High.”

Reparation angel asks

High standard of spirituality God has for us.

The children’s spiritual growth advanced quickly.

Pray very much

Sacrifice, make everything an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended

Angel of Portugal

Lucia asked how to make sacrifices:

“Make of everything you can a sacrifice and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication (intercession) for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country. I am its Angel Guardian, the Angel of Portugal. Above all, accept and bear with submission, the suffering which the Lord will send you.

> fruit draw down peace upon your country

Lord works through David and not Goliath. Simple but not what Benedict XV had in his mind.

Augustine peace= tranquility of order

Sacrifice, love God & neighbor, repair offense of other

Universal mortification

Bear suffering humbly

Heroic patience

Angel through their obedience draw peace on country

Augustine defined Peace = Tranquility of order

[1] Apostoli 23