Our Lady Fatima- The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart XI

6th Apparition Mother of God October 13, 1917

75K crowds

People pull & pin children

Parents terrified, children calm

Secular press, anticlerics, and Masons

Pre-Announced Miracle that “I will make a miracle for everyone to see in order to believe”[1]

People soaked and muddy

Close umbrellas & pray rosary

Lady appears

Requests Chapel to be built her (hallowed ground with her appearances)

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

With her heart felt plea, “Looking very sad, Our Lady said: Do not offend the Lord our God anymore, because He is already so much offended.”

Two Simultaneous Apparitions

First, Children (visionaries) Mary robed in white with a blue mantel, St Joseph holding Jesus, the Holy Family. Lucia alone witnessed a vision of Mary as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. St. Joseph and Christ Child bless the world with their hands.

Strengthening the family

Our Lady Sorrows need for penance

Our Lady Mt Carmel be consecrated to Our Lady

Second, what the people saw Sun Danced, people dry, people converted. Villagers 10 miles away could see the fantastic dancing sun.

Can’t spin, silence the message.

Iria: Irene Greek, cove of peace; to irradiate, splendor, rainbow of something. Cova double meaning. Fatima conversion of Islamist. WWI 70K people can find their way to coastal city in Portugal. What battles are raging in France, Germany, Britain. Come without loss or fear of harm.

1925-1929 Three Appearances of Mother of God to Lucia in the Convent in Pontevedra, Spain

First, Dec 10, 1925 Our Lady Requests First Saturday devotional (Lucia a postulant Dorothean Sisters in Pontevedra, Spain

Christ Child stressed we should make this devotional not only once but many times

“Look, my daughter, at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful man pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least do at least try to console me and announce in my name that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, recite the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour while mediating on the mysteries of the Rosary with the intention of reparation to me.”

After, Aug 22, 2018 Ted & I made our First Saturday devotion for reparation. Purification, liberation, exultation of Holy Mother Church. Perhaps spiritual communion. Can’t require the impossible. Pray for prelates who are withholding Eucharist from a pious soul.

Second, February 15, 1926 Child Jesus and Our Lady Appear Lucia (Lucia not yet a novice) in Pontevedra, Spain

Spread the devotion of the First Saturdays, Superior wanted to obey but her confessor discouraged it.

[1] Antonio Socci, The Fourth Secret of Fatima (Loreto: Fitzwilliam, NH 2006011