Major suffering started in family & village after the younger cousins spoke about the encounters
Lucia’s father believed her, first, because Lucia never lied and Francisco confirmed it.
The priest, against Lucia’s mothers desire to reproach her daughter, advised a wait and see attitude.
Pardon & Eucharist prayer
Mother of God 2nd Apparition June 13, 1917
great feast day in Portugal lost soul
Parish dedicated to St Anthony more cause for celebration
Our Lady had three requests
1 Return July 13
2 Pray the Rosary daily
3 Lucia learn to read
Our Lady said, “Later, I will tell you what I want.”
Lucia asks if all three of the children will go to heaven. Our Lady responds, “Yes, I will take Jacinta and Francisco soon. But you are to stay here some time longer. Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”
Apparition June 13, children had seen the Immaculate Heart of Mary surrounded by thorns
Lucia devotion to Immaculate Heart did spread worldwide
Lucia asked if she would be left alone. Our Lady responded, “No, my daughter. Are you suffering a great deal? Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”
Mother of God 3rd Apparition July 13, 1917 [July & October most important apparitions]
There is a pattern to the Secrets first the vision, then the interpretation by Our Lady. The interpretation provided is key because dreams and visions can be symbolic Gen 41 Joseph & Pharaoh (most of the time) or literal. That Our Lady gives the instruction of which is merciful. There are Three Secrets and thus we expect to see three explanations of their meanings.
Lucia puts three questions to Our Lady:
What do you want of me? Pray rosary daily added in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary because only she can help you.
Tell us who you are and perform a miracle for proof (parental skepticism)- In October (preannounced) she would reveal her identity and perform a Miracle
Requested favors for various people- pray Rosary to obtain graces requested
Profound, simple. Knowledge not causation. Spirit willing but flesh weak. In the garden, could you not pray with me for an hour. Calls us to rise above our deficient and supplies us with graces what is lacking.
Angel or Peace and Our Lady taught the children who had spiritually matured beyond their tender years
Our Lady taught then the Sacrifice Prayer
O my Jesus, it is for love of You, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners that I sacrifice myself.
Intentionality of prayer. Know suffering motivates to prayer, no atheists in foxholes.
Attrition & contrition. Lord accepts fear punishment, fear of Lord beginning of wisdom.
Contrition= love motivation for others
 https://www.ourladyswarriors.org/prayer/fatisacr.htm accessed April 9, 2021