The apparitions in Fatima: The visit of the Angel of Portugal
Here we have a brief summary of the chronology of the apparitions of Fatima that took place between 1916 and 1917. These apparitions are intimately linked to the events that occurred in Garabandal.
First appearance of the Angel - Loca do Cabeço, Valinhos, Spring 1916
"Do not be afraid! I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me.
And kneeling on the ground, he bowed his forehead to the ground. Driven by a supernatural movement, we imitated it and repeated the words we heard him say:
"My God, I believe, I love, I hope and I love you. I ask forgiveness for those who do not believe, do not worship, do not expect, and do not love you. "
After repeating this three times, he stood up and said,
- Pray like that. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.
* In fact, this is not the first appearance of the Angel, but the fourth, if we count on the three silent apparitions of a figure to Lucia and three friends still in 1915. In any case, there was no word or message in these manifestations.
Second apparition of the Angel - backyard of the house of Lucia, next to the well of the Arneiro, summer of 1916
- What are you doing? Pray! Pray a lot! The hearts of Jesus and Mary have mercy on you. Constantly offer the Most High prayers and sacrifices.
"How can we sacrifice ourselves?" I asked.
- Of all that you can, offer a sacrifice in reparation for the sins with which He is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners. I have thus drawn peace upon your country. I am the Guardian Angel, the Angel of Portugal. Above all accept and support with submission the suffering that the Lord sends you
Third Apparition of the Angel - Loca do Cabeço, Prégueira dos Valinhos, Autumn 1916
(...) bringing in a chalice and on it a Host, from which a few drops of blood fall into the chalice. Leaving the chalice and the Host hanging in the air, he prostrated himself on the ground and repeated the prayer three times:
Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I deeply adore You and offer You the Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of the earth, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences with which He himself is offended. And for the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I ask you to convert poor sinners.
Then he got up again, and put the chalice and the Host back in his hand, and gave me the Host, and the one containing the chalice gave Jacinta and Francisco a drink, saying at the same time:
- Take and drink the Body and blood of Jesus Christ horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Repair your crimes and comfort your God.
Again he prostrated himself on the ground and repeated with us three more times the same prayer.
- Holy Trinity ...... etc.
The Apparitions of Fatima: The Visit of Our Lady
The first three apparitions of Our Lady in 1917, May to July 1917
First apparition of Our Lady - Cova da Iria, May 13, 1917
- Do not be afraid! I do not harm you!
"Where are you from?" I asked him
- I'm from Heaven.
"And what do you want me to do?"
"I came to ask you to come here, six months in a row, on the thirteenth at this very hour." Then I'll tell you who I am and what I want. Then I'll be back a seventh time.
"Can you tell me whether the war is still going on for a long time or is it soon to end?"
"I can not tell you yet until I tell you what I want too."
"Am I going to heaven, too?"
- Yes, you will.
- What about Jacinta?
- What about Francisco?
- Also, but you have to pray many Rosaries.
"And Maria das Neves is already in Heaven?"
- Yes, it is.
"What about Amelia?"
"You will be in purgatory to the end of the world."
Do you want to offer yourselves to God to endure all the sufferings He wants to send you, in reparation for the sins with which He is offended and supplication for the conversion of sinners?
- Yes we want!
"You must therefore have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.
It was in uttering these last words (the grace of God, etc.) that he opened his hands for the first time, communicating to us a light so intense, as a reflection that exiled them, that penetrating us in the chest and in the inmost soul , making us see ourselves in God, who was this light, more clearly than we see ourselves in the best of mirrors. Then by an intimate impulse also communicated, we fell on our knees and repeated intimately:
"O most Holy Trinity, I adore you. My God, my God, I love You in the Blessed Sacrament.
After the first moments, Our Lady added:
- Pray the Rosary every day to achieve peace for the world and the end of the war.
This seventh time, already was the 16 of June of 1921, in the eve of his departure for the college of Vilar, in the Port. It was an apparition with a personal message to Lucia. Therefore he did not consider it important.
Second apparition of Our Lady - Cova da Iria, June 13, 1917
"You want me?" I asked.
"I want you to come here on the 13th of next month, to pray the Rosary and learn to read." I'll tell you what I want later.
I asked for a patient to be healed.
- If you convert, it will heal during the year.
"I wanted to ask you to take us to heaven."
"Yes, I'll take Jacinta and Francisco soon, but you stay here for a while." Jesus wants to use you to make me know and love you. He wants to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. (To whom I will embrace, I promise salvation, and these souls will be loved of God, like flowers set by Me to adorn His throne.) *
* The revelation of the near deaths of Jacinta and Francisco and the establishment of the cult of the Immaculate Heart of Mary constitute the "secret of June," the first of the apparitions.
"You want me?"
- I want you to come here on the 13th of next month, to continue to pray the Rosary every day, in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war, because only She can be worth them.
"I wanted to ask you to tell us Who it is, to do a miracle with everyone believing that You are showing us."
"Keep coming back here every month. In October I will say who I am and what I want. And I will do a miracle that all will see, to believe.
"I have a request here if you convert a woman from Pedrogam and a woman from Fatima and a Moita boy improves."
She said she converted them and improved between a year.
- Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say many times and especially when you make some sacrifices.
- O Jesus, it is for your love, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In saying these last words, he opened his hands again, as he had in the past few months. The reflection seemed to penetrate the earth and we saw as if a great sea of fire. Plunged into this fire, the demons and the souls, as if they were transparent embers and black or bronzes with human form, floating in the fire, carried by their own flames, along with clouds of smoke, falling on all sides, like to the fall of the faulhas in the great ones (fires), without weight and balance, between cries and groans of pain and despair that horrified and made to shudder of dread (must be when I come across this view that gave that one there! ). The demons were disintegrated by horrible and disgusting forms of frightening and unknown animals, but transparent as black coal coals. Frightened and as if asking for help, we looked up at Our Lady, who told us with kindness and sadness:
"You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go; to save them, God wants to establish devotion to My Immaculate Heart in the world. If they do as I tell you, many souls will be saved and they will have peace. The war will end. But if they do not stop offending God, in the reign of Pius XI, a worse one will begin. When you see a night awakened by an unknown light, you know that it is the great sign that God gives you that he will punish the world of his crimes by means of war, famine and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father."
In order to prevent it, I will ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart to a restorative communion on the first Saturdays. If you attend to My requests, Russia will be converted and have peace; if not, it will spread its errors through the world, promoting wars and persecutions to the Church. The good ones will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, several nations will be annihilated. At last My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, which will be converted, and the world will be granted some time of peace. In Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved.
(After the two parts which I have already set forth, we saw on the left side of Our Lady a little higher an Angel with a sword of fire in his left hand, and when he was blazing, he dismissed flames that seemed to ignite the world; contact of the brightness of the right hand extinguished Our Lady to her encounter: the Angel pointing with his right hand to the earth, with strong voice said: "Penance, Penance, penance!) And we saw in a light emensa that God is something similar to how if we see people in a mirror when they pass by a bishop dressed in white, we had the feeling that it was the Holy Father.A number of other priests, religious and religious bishops climb a rugged mountain, on top of which was a cross of rough trunks as if it were a cork oak tree, and the Holy Father, before he arrived there, crossed a great half-ruined, half-trembling city, with a wavering gait, filled with pain and sorrow, and praying for the souls of the corpses he encountered he was killed by a group of soldiers who shot him several shots and arrows, and in the same way, the bishops, priests, men and women religious, and several others died behind them. secular people, gentlemen and ladies of various classes and positions. Under the two arms of the Cross were two Angels each with a crystal watering can in their hand, in them they collected the blood of the martyrs, and with it they watered the souls that approached God.
- When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery:
"O my Jesus, forgive us, deliver us from the fire of hell, take the little mingins to Heaven, especially those who need it most."
There was a moment of silence, and I asked:
"You do not want anything else for me?"
"No, I do not want you any more today."
The reference is usually understood relative to the night of 25 to 26 January 1938, in which there was a strange aurora borealis over the skies of Canada and Europe. The invasion of Austria was on 12 March. Sister Lucy identified this as the announced light.
The apparitions of Fatima: the visit of Our Lady
The apparitions of Our Lady in 1917, from June to October
Fourth apparition of Our Lady - Valinhos, August 19, 1917
"What do you want me to do?"
"I want you to continue to the Cova da Iria on the 13th, that you continue to pray the Rosary every day. In the last month, I will do the miracle for all to believe. (If they had not shaken with you to the village would be the most well-known miracle, St. Joseph and the Baby Jesus would come to give peace to the world and our Lord would come to bless the people, Our Lady of the Rosary came with an Angel of each side and Our Lady with a bow of flowers at the wheel.)
"What do you want me to do to the money the people leave at Cova da Iria?"
"Make two andores, one you take with Jacinta and two other girls, dressed in white; the other takes Francisco with three boys. The money of the andores is for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and what is left is for the help of a chapel that they will have to do.
"I wanted to ask you to cure some sick people."
"Yes, some will heal during the year.
And, taking a sadder look:
- Pray, pray a lot and make sacrifices for the sinners, who go many souls to hell because there is no one who sacrifices and ask for them.
Fifth apparition of Our Lady - Cova da Iria. September 13, 1917
- Continue to pray the Rosary to Our Lady of the Rosary, every day, to reach the end of the war. In October, our Lord, Our Lady of Sorrows and Carmel, St. Joseph and the Child Jesus will also come to bless the World. God is pleased with your sacrifices, but he does not want you to sleep with the rope, bring him only during the day.
"You have asked me to ask you many things: the healing of some sick people, a deaf mute.
"Some will heal, some will not. In October I will do the miracle for all to believe.
"The people were very fond of a little chapel here.
"Half of the money they have collected till now make the doves and give them to the Lady of the Rosary; the other half is for the help of the chapel.
I offered him two letters and a glass of scented water.
"You gave me this if you want them."
"That is not convenient there for Heaven.
-I want to tell you to make here a chapel in My honor, that I am the Lady of the Rosary, to continue to pray the Rosary every day. The war will end and the military will soon be back home.
-I had many things to ask Him: if I healed some sick people and became sinners, etc.
"Some yes, some not. They need to be amended, to ask for forgiveness of their sins.
And taking a sadder look:
"Do not offend our Lord who is already greatly offended.
- You still want anything else?
"I do not want anything else."
The visit of Our Lady to Sister Lucy between 1925 and 1929
And as he opened his hands, he made them reflect in the sun. And as he rose, the reflection of his own light projected into the sun continued. Our Lady disappeared in the distance from the sky, we saw next to the Sun St. Joseph with the Child and Our Lady dressed in white with a blue mantle. St. Joseph and the Child seemed to bless the World, with the gestures that they did with the hand, in the form of a cross. Shortly after this apparition vanished, I saw Our Lord and Our Lady giving me the idea of being Our Lady of Sorrows. Our Lord seemed to bless the World in the same way as St. Joseph. This apparition faded and I still seemed to see Our Lady in a manner similar to Our Lady of Carmel
The Blessed Virgin appeared to him, and beside him, suspended in a cloud, a Child. The Blessed Virgin, putting her hand on her shoulder and showing at the same time a heart in her other hand, surrounded by thorns. At the same time, the boy said:
"Have pity on the Heart of your Blessed Mother who is covered with thorns, which ungrateful men at all times pound Him without anyone doing an act of reparation to take them away.
Then the Blessed Virgin said:
"Look, my daughter, My Heart surrounded by thorns, which ungrateful men at all times hold Me with blasphemies and ingratitude. You, at least, see to console Me and tell everyone that for five months, on the first Sabbath, to confess, to receive Holy Communion, to pray the Rosary and to spend 15 minutes in company, meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary in order to to grant me reparation, I promise to assist them at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for the salvation of souls.
Apparition of the Baby Jesus on the street in Pontevedra, February 15, 1926
On 15-02-1926, returning there (to throw a garbage collector out of the yard), as usual, I found a child there who seemed to be the same one (whom I had met once before) and then asked him :
"Have you asked the Baby Jesus to the Mother of Heaven?"
The child turns to me and says,
-And you have spread, for the world, what the Mother of Heaven asked you?
And in this, he becomes a resplendent Boy. Knowing, then, that it was Jesus, he said:
- My God! You well know what my confessor told me in the letter that I read to you: He said that this vision must be repeated; that there were facts to be believed; and the Mother Superior, nothing more than to spread this fact.
"It is true that the Mother Superior alone can not do anything; but with My Grace, you can do it all. And it is enough that your Confessor gives you leave, and in your Superiora say it, so that it is believed, until without knowing to whom it was revealed.
- But my Confessor said in the letter that this devotion was not necessary in the world, because there were already many souls who received you, in the first Saturdays, in honor of Our Lady and the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary.
"It is true, my child, that many souls begin them, but few finish them; and those who finish them, are in order to receive the graces that are promised there, and I am more pleased with those that the five do fervently and with the purpose of redressing the Heart of your Mother of Heaven, than those who make the 15 , lukewarm and indifferent.
- My Jesus! Many souls find it hard to confess on Saturdays. Would you allow the eight-day confession to be valid?
"Yes. It may be many more days yet, as long as they are in grace on the first Sabbath, when they receive Me; and that in this previous confession they have made it their intention to redress the Sacred Heart of Mary.
- My Jesus! And those who forget to form that intention?
"They may form it at once in the next confession, taking advantage of the first occasion they may have to confess."
Letter from Sister Lúcia to Monsignor Pereira Lopes, her confessor.
Apparition of the Holy Trinity and Our Lady in the chapel in Tuy, June 13, 1929
The only light was that of the lamp. Suddenly, the whole chapel lit up in a supernatural light and on the altar appeared a cross of light that reached to the ceiling. In a clearer light, a man's face was seen on the upper part of the Cross, with his body up to the strap, a light dove on the chest, and another man's body nailed to the Cross. A little below the girdle, suspended in the air, was a chalice and a large wafer, upon which droplets of blood flowing down the faces of the Crucified and a wound on the chest. Slipping through the Host, these droplets fell into the Chalice. Under the right arm of the Cross was Our Lady (was Our Lady of Fatima with her Immaculate Heart .... in the left hand .... without sword nor Roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames ....... ) with his Immaculate Heart in his hand .... Under his left arm, large letters, as if they were of crystalline water running up the altar, formed these words: "Grace and Mercy."
I understood that it was showing me the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and I received light on this mystery that I am not allowed to reveal. Then Our Lady told me:
- The time has come when God asks the Holy Father to make, in union with all the Bishops of the world, the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. There are so many souls that the justice of God condemns for sin, against me committed, that I come to ask for reparation: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.
I told this to my confessor, who told me to write what Our Lord wanted to be done:
They did not want to attend to My Request! ... Like the king of France *, they will repent, and they will do it, but it will be late. Russia has already spread its errors throughout the world, provoking wars, persecution of the Church: the Holy Father will have much to suffer.
Description of Sister Lúcia to Father José Bernardo Gonçalves, his confessor.
* This is a reference to the request made by Christ to Saint Margaret Mary of Alacoque, on June 17, 1689, in the sense that France is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a request that was communicated to Louis XIV, who after the to ponder, he refused. Precisely on that day, 100 years later, on 17 June 1789, the Third State was constituted as a National Assembly and the French Revolution began.