Our Lady of Fatima

to O Sanctissima

Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal

 

Most holy Virgin, who hast deigned to come to Fatima, to reveal the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, that meditating on the Mysteries of Our Redemption recalled therein, we may obtain the conversion of Russia. And (here name other favors you are praying for); which we ask you in this Novena, for greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls. Amen.

 

 

Novena To Our Lady Of Fatima 
Pray for 9 consecutive days

Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it, we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, and this favor that I so earnestly seek, request which I ask of you in this novena, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of all people. Amen.

Pray 3 sets of : 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be

Litany of Our Lady of Fatima
 Feast Day: May 13

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for our beloved country.
Our Lady of Fatima, Sanctify our clergy.
Our Lady of Fatima, Make our Catholics more fervent.
Our Lady of Fatima, Guide and inspire those who govern us.
Our Lady of Fatima, Cure the sick who confide in thee.
Our Lady of Fatima, Console the sorrowful who trust in thee.
Our Lady of Fatima, Help those who invoke thine aid.
Our Lady of Fatima, Deliver us from all dangers.
Our Lady of Fatima, Help us to resist temptation.
Our Lady of Fatima, Obtain for us all that we lovingly ask of thee.
Our Lady of Fatima, Help those who are dear to us.
Our Lady of Fatima, Bring to Holy Catholic Church those who are in error.
Our Lady of Fatima, Give us back our ancient fervor.
Our Lady of Fatima, Obtain for us pardon of our manifold sins and offenses.
Our Lady of Fatima, Bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child.
Our Lady of Fatima, Obtain peace for the world.

O Mary conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Let Us Pray: O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our hearts with a great confidence in Thy dear Mother, whom we invoke under the title of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Fatima, and grant us by her powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and temporal, which we need. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayers Taught to the Children at Fatima

Pardon Prayer

O My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love you! And I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love you.

Prayer of Reparation

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of thee the conversion of poor sinners.

Eucharistic Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, I adore you! My God, my god, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

 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.

Rosary Decade Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Our Lady's Requests at Fatima

Do you know the requests of Our Lady of Fatima to bring peace to the world?
She promised that when a sufficient number of people fulfill her requests, "Russia will be converted and a period of peace will be granted to the world."

Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary have occurred periodically in the history of the Church since the time of St. Gregory the Wonder-worker (who died in 270 AD). And, when these apparitions did occur, it is plausible to believe that there must have been a serious reson that called for a special message for God's people. Our concern is with the apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, which took place successively on the 13th day of the month from May until October in 1917.

At the conclusion of her first appearance on May 13, 1917, Our Lady told the 3 children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco: "Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war."

In the apparition of July 13, the Blessed Virgin added 2 more requests: devotion to her Immaculate Heart and Communions of reparation on the first Saturday of each month. Then, in the apparition on September 13, she again stressed the importance of the daily recitation of the Rosary.

In the final apparition in October, Our Lady identified herself as the Lady of the Rosary, again urging its daily recitation.

Why did she repeatedly insist on the praying of the Rosary? First of all, we should note that praying this devotion is much more than the automatic repetition of words (the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be); it is primarily a mental prayer. This is why one of the 20 mysteries--joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious--is announced at the beginning of each decade of the Rosary. The announced mystery becomes the subject matter of the reflection and meditation.

There are various types of mental prayer.

MEDITATION
Meditation is the first and lowest form of mental prayer. It is comprised of 3 steps: the consideration of some sacred truth, the application of that truth to one's own life here and now, and the resolution to carry the truth into practice. It is an eminently practical form of prayer, and it disposes a person to grow in virtue and thereby form a good Christian character.

AFFECTIVE PRAYER
The second type of mental prayer is called "affective" prayer because love is its motivating power. Unlike meditation, which concentrates on one's self-improvement, affective prayer is oriented to the Other, Who is God. It brings the soul into the Divine Presence and is usually a very consoling type of prayer.

CONTEMPLATION
Contemplation is described as a "loving gaze." The individual is no longeer intent on making particular acts and considerations, but is content to remain in a state of loving awareness of God.

3 ROSARY METHODS
Any one of these three forms of prayer may be used in the recitation of the Rosary. When meditating on the mysteries, a person considers the content and meaning of the event in the life of Jesus or Mary. For example, in the 5th Sorrowful Mystery, the Crucifixion and Death of Christ, one will consider the significance of His death, make it meaningful to his life, and resolve to carry into practice the lessons learned.

If one recites the Rosary as affective prayer, sentiments such as petition, gratitude, contrition, compassion, or love will be aroused in response to the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross during the 5th Sorrowful Mystery.

If the Rosary is prayed in a more contemplative manner, the stance of the individual before the 5th Sorrowful Mystery will be one of silent vigil, similar to that of Mary at the foot of the cross, or of adoration, as when we say: "We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world."

The Rosary is a prayer form that satisfies our basic spiritual need, namely, to know Christ, to love Him, and gradually to "put on the mind of Christ," as St. Paul says. The 20 mysteries of the entire Rosary take us through the major events in the lives of Jesus and Mary. Thus, daily recitation of the Rosary keeps us in the company of the Lord and His Mother.

Are We Actually Doing What She Requests?

Are you offering up your daily tasks as a sacrifice in reparation?
Are you praying the Rosary daily?
Are you wearing the Brown Scapular as a sign of personal consecration--and making acts of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
Are you fulfilling Our Lady's First Saturday's Communion request?
Are you making frequent visits to church--adoring Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament? Mass--Communion?
Are you making a Holy Hour at least once a week in reparation for the sins of the world and for the conversion of sinners?

Our Lady of Fatima Said*:

  1. OFFERING: "Will you offer yourselves to God, and bear all the sufferings He sends you? In atonement for all the sins that offend Him? And for the conversion of sinners?"

  2. BLESSED SACRAMENT: Our Lady opened her hands and flooded the children in light. They fell to their knees, repeating: "O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, My God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!"

  3. HEAVEN: "I come from heaven." Our Lady promised that the children to whom she appeared will go to heaven, but one of them would have to pray many rosaries.

  4. PURGATORY: "She is in purgatory." Our Lady was referring to a friend of the children who had recently died--her name was Amelia.

  5. ROSARY: "Say the Rosary every day, to obtain peace for the world. Add after each decade the following prayer: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy."

  6. IMMACULATE HEART: "My Immaculate Heart will be your comfort and the way which will lead you to God."

  7. SACRIFICES: "Make sacrifices for sinners, and say often, especially while making a sacrifice: "O Jesus, this is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."

  8. HELL: "You have seen hell, where the souls of sinners go. It is to save them that God wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If you do what I tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace." As Our Lady spoke these words, she opened her hands, and the children were able to see a sea of fire. Plunged in this flame were devils and souls that looked like transparent embers; others were black or bronze, and in human form; these were suspended in flames which seemed to come from the forms themselves--there to remain, without weight or equilibrium, amid cries of pain and despair which horrified the children so that they trembled with fear. The devils could be distinguished from the damned souls by the terrifying forms of weird and unknown animals in which they were cast. (taken from the memoirs of Lucia)

  9. 5 WARNINGS: "If my requests are not granted, Russia will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed!"

  10. PEACE: "If my requests are fulfilled, Russia will be converted and there will be peace.... In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.... a period of peace will be granted to the world."

  11. PRAY: "Pray, pray, a great deal, and make the sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and pray for them."

  12. WAR: "War is a punishment from God for sins!"

  13. AMEND: "I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not continue to offend Our Lord Who is already deeply offended."

  14. ST. JOSEPH: The only saint who appeared at Fatima besides Our Lady. St. Joseph held the Child Jesus in his arms and blessed the 70,000 people three times. It is he of whom it has been said: "The sound of victory will be heard when the faithful recognize the sanctity of St. Joseph."

  15. SCAPULAR: In the final vision, on October 13, 1917, Our Lady silently held out the Scapular. Lucia has said the Blessed Mother wants everyone to wear it.... "The Scapular and the Rosary are inseparable."

  16. 1st SATURDAY DEVOTION: "I promise to help at the hour of death with graces needed for salvation, whoever: on the 1st Saturday of 5 consecutive months, shall confess and receive Holy Communion; recite 5 decades of the Rosary; and keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary with the intention of making reparation to my Immaculate Heart."

  17. FASHIONS: "Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much."

  18. 6th COMMANDMENT: "More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason."

  19. MARRIAGES: "Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord and are not of God."

  20. PRIESTS: "Priests must be pure, very pure. They should not busy themselves with anything except what concerns the Church and souls. The disobedience of priests to their superiors and to the Holy Father is very displeasing to Our Lord."

    * These quotations are in the exact order in which Our Lady of Fatima spoke them beginning with the first apparition on May 13, 1917.

The above information has been taken from 2 pamphlets:

"The Rosary Message of Fatima" by Rev. Jordan Aumann, OP
World Apostolate of Fatima
Washington, NJ 07882-0976
1992 The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima

"Do You Know"
Imprimatur: Most Rev. George W. Ahr, STD, Bishop of Trenton
Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima
Washington, NJ 07882-0976

Recommended Reading

Our Lady of Fatima Fatima the Great Sign Fatima: The Story Behind the Miracles Healing Fire of Christ: Reflections on Modern Miracles-Knock, Lourdes, Fatima Meet the Witnesses

Catholic Pilgrimages:

http://www.catholicpilgrimage.faithweb.com/
http://www.101foundation.com/pilgrimage/
http://www.206tours.com/
http://www.unitours.com/catholic/unitoursmain.asp
http://www.clubeuropatravel.com/pilgrimages.html
http://www.gocatholictravel.com/

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