Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our Lady of Fatima

In 1916, an Angel appeared to three Portuguese shepherd children (Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta), gave them Holy Communion, and taught them the following prayers in order to prepare them for a future visit from the Blessed Mother.

Pardon Prayer
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!

Eucharistic Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, I adore you! My God, My God,I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Prayer Taught To the Children By The Angel
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the sacrileges, outrages and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners.

Decade Prayer
(To be said after the Glory Be at the end of each decade of the Rosary)
O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell,
lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need of Thy mercy.

Later, starting on May 13, 1917, Our Lady started appearing monthly to the three children, asking them to pray the rosary daily and to offer sacrifices for the conversion of souls, the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, and for the poor souls who have no one to pray for them. She also warned about fashions that would be introduced in society that would greatly offend Our Lord.

As no one believed them, Our Lady promised a miracle to happen October 13, which ended up involving the sun.