It has been a 100 years since Our Lady’s warnings and guidance to the world.
Yet, most of the world and the faithful simply haven’t heeded Our Lady’s instructions. We will pray for the conversion of others but we neglect to look into ourselves. The proof is blatantly obviously as over the past 100 years since Her warnings things have gone from bad to worse. Churches, monasteries and convents have closed. Between 70 – 80 percent of people who say they are “Catholic” don’t even attend Church any more and the few that do frequent Mass, don’t participate in the sacraments and if they do, sadly most don’t participate in them properly by having true sorrow for their sins. The loss of souls is staggering. We simply won’t obey Her. Our Lady has given us wonderful guidance to spur us into action to amend our ways, we just need to listen.
Instead of providing someone with a book with countless pages to read to learn Her messages, this one brochure can work to save their soul by providing enough information for them to heed her warnings and repent and change. Yes, it is we, the faithful, that need to change…not just those who have left the Church. We don’t want to be like the Pharisee, full of pride, not looking into our own souls and neglecting to love God by not obeying God or His Mother. Eternity is forever!If we neglect in telling people there are consequences for our unrepentant sins, they will simply have no motivation to change and will die. We need to tell the world what Our Lady has said.
The people of the Church might know Our Lady came to Fatima but hardly anyone actually knows what she has said. This tragedy can be easily repaired by sharing this brochure with all of the faithful.
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Our Lady of Fatima
Messages to the FAITHFUL
Why are we going to Our Lady for help?
“I am the Lady of the Rosary, I have come to warn the FAITHFUL to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins.”
The Blessed Virgin Mary always leads us to Our Lord, and wants us to clearly understand she is here to intercede in prayer on our behalf so we can obtain the grace we need to help us in this life and to guide us to Heaven. To prove her love for us, the Mother of God visited Lourdes, France in 1858 and gave us healing waters that have cured thousands afflicted with aliments. In doing so, she is emulating Our Lord.
When Jesus came and lived among us, to show His love and prove He was the Son of God, Jesus healed countless of their infirmities too. Of course that wasn’t Jesus’ main mission on Earth. His main mission was to take away our sins by His suffering, death and resurrection as well as to teach us, who fall into sin after baptism, the Way to eternal life through loving God by obedience to the Word. Since Our Lady perfectly follows God, we know her main mission isn’t simply to heal us from our worldly problems but to guide us to her Son so our sins can be forgiven and we can be saved.
Amongst the many approved apparitions Our Lady has made in order to guide us to the Lord, in 1917, the Blessed Mother visited three children in Fatima, Portugal and performed outstanding miracles in front of tens of thousands of people and made prophecies to prove her messages to be authentic and serious. The profound messages she gave us are meant to transform our lives into holiness, in order that we might learn how to truly love God, obtain forgiveness of our sins, and ultimately be saved. If we only knew how much she helps us we wouldn’t let a day go by without following her guidance or praying the Rosary.
Sadly many, when they visit Fatima or pray the Rosary for help, still only beg Our Lady for worldly healing, even though Our Lady was very clear it is our spiritual life that is in most need of healing. The messages of the Blessed Mother are for the “faithful.” She is begging the faithful to repent and change, as the faithful are blinded to their sins and presume they are saved when they actually need to make amends. Our Lady clearly says, “I am the Lady of the Rosary, I have come to warn the FAITHFUL to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day.”
Our Lady wants us to pray the Rosary, for her help, not necessarily for our worldly desires since none of those worldly things really matter if we don’t have saving grace for eternal life. Eternity is forever. Our sins are killing us. “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul?” (Matthew 16:26).
Our Lady clearly says we need to Pray the Rosary so we can learn our sins, repent of them and develop effective resolutions to stop offending our God who is “already too grievously offended.” From God’s great mercy, He sent His mother to us. Do we really hear what the Mother of God is saying—are we truly listening? If we aren’t truly working hard to amend our ways, because we don’t want to offend God, then how much love do we have for Our Creator? God wants us to love Him with “ALL of our heart” (Luke 10:27). This is what He said is needed for eternal life. No matter how much we do for God, we aren’t saved by our works; we are saved by His sanctifying grace, and we are lost by rejecting God’s mercy by LOVING ONE SIN (refusing to amend any sin). We must have a “resolution not to sin again” (CCC #1451). If we choose to love any sin, we reject God’s love (mercy) and are lost for all eternity. As St. Thomas Aquinas explains a “sin generically venial becomes mortal,” when someone “fix[es] one’s end in that venial sin [has no desire to amend].” We must honestly desire to “sin no more” (John 8:11), so we can embrace mercy and not reject it.
Our Lady warns us—the faithful—“The sins of the world are very great … If men [us] only knew what eternity is, they [we] would do everything in their [our] power to change their [our] lives.” But sadly for the most part, the devil has captured the faithful, and we aren’t honestly looking into ourselves and are not growing and growing into greater and greater holiness, which proves our lack of correct repentance and true love for God. Sadly, most are pretty much the same person today as they were yesterday, still with the same anger issues, complaints (ingratitude), worries (lack of trust in God) and other sinful behaviors that bring a lack of God’s peace because of our unchanged, unrepented sins.
Those who are properly loving God and obtain His mercy (help & forgiveness) don’t want to offend Him at all, repent and CHANGE…not just with the “big” sins but they don’t want to offend God at all and work hard to strive to come “to holiness: ‘Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.’” (CCC #2013), as God has commanded of us. They don’t try to justify their sins as not actually sins or decide that they are “no big deal,” nor is their change towards perfection slow or lukewarm, no, it is strong and consistent from their strong and consistent faith, obtained from their real desire to not offend God. We can’t ignore God (any of His commands) and still say we are sorry for our sins, when we aren’t even honestly trying to obey…that is false sorrow and no forgiveness is received. His mercy only desires a truly sorrowful heart for all of our crimes against Him, but sadly most simply don’t have it.
Our Lady clearly revealed what we need to do to be saved; we simply need to listen to her. “People must renounce sin [all sin] and not persist in it, as has been done until now. It is essential to repent greatly.” Jacinta—now canonized a saint—one of the visionaries who saw bounds of souls falling into Hell often said, “We must pray very much to save souls from Hell, so many go there. So many!” Our Lady even said little nine-year old Francisco (who died at age ten) who was one of the visionaries and now a saint; that for him to go to Heaven, he “will have to recite the Rosary many times” to receive enough grace to be able to repent and change from the sins he loved, in order to not reject God’s saving grace. “How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life [Heaven]. And those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:14). Our Lady’s message is serious. “To all God’s beloved…who are called to be saints” (Romans 1:7), we need to literally work to become saints—which is someone who works hard to not offend/love God and atones for their sins in the process. Anything less is being OK with loving God less than how we are called to love Him, which is with “ALL of our heart.”
“My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge, and the way that will lead you to God.” The following are some of the messages from Our Lady and the visionaries guiding us to look into ourselves so we can repent and change:
Our Lady gravely said, “Sacrifice yourselves [deny yourself of worldly pleasures- accept & send grace] for sinners [yourself and others] and say often, especially when you make some sacrifice, ‘O my Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
When Lucia, one of the visionaries, was having a vision of Hell, Our Lady told her, “You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If people do what I am going to tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace” Our Lady went on to say to Lucia, “Pray, pray a great deal and make many sacrifices, for many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and to pray for them [and they never received the graces needed to hate all of their sins].”
St. Jacinta said, “Hell is a reality. . . Continue to preach about Hell, for Our Lord Himself spoke of Hell and it is in the Holy Scriptures. God condemns no one to Hell. People condemn themselves to Hell [by choosing sin instead of God’s mercy]. God has given mankind the freedom of choice, and He respects this human freedom.”
Our Lady said: “Fly from riches and luxury [people become attached to them and not God]; love poverty and silence; have charity [love], even for bad people.”
“More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh [because they refuse to completely abandon their desire for it] than for any other reason.”
Our Lady states: “People MUST renounce sin [all sin] and not persist in it.” “Certain fashions [clothing styles] will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much. Woe to women lacking in modesty [it is sexual immorality].”
St Jacinta said, “The Mother of God wants more virgin souls bound by the vow of chastity [purity will save their soul].”
“Confession is a sacrament of mercy and we must confess with joy and trust [knowing that if we are truly sorry, we will be forgiven and it will send much grace to help us to sin no more].”
“Many marriages are not of God and do not please Our Lord.”
“Our Lady can no longer uphold the arm of Her Divine Son which will strike the world. If people amend their lives, Our Lord will even now save the world, but if they do not, punishment will come [to teach us right from wrong the hard way].”
“Tell everybody that God gives graces [to help reject sin] through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask for graces from Her and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated [loved] together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace [for themselves and others] from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to Her.”
St. Jacinta cried out, “Oh, Hell! Oh, Hell!” “Mother of God have pity on those who do not amend their lives.”
Lucia asked, “Why doesn’t Our Lady show Hell to sinners? If only they saw it, they would never commit sins again.” Jacinta went on to say to Lucia, “Look, I am going to heaven soon but you are to stay here. If Our Lady lets you, tell everyone what hell is like so that they won’t sin anymore and not go there.”
“…taking into account the present development of humanity, only a limited number of the human race will be saved.”
There is great hope for mankind IF we become redeemed from our sins. Come, pray the Rosary, grow closer to Mother Mary, receive much grace to help us come to know our sins, confess them, and make and keep resolutions to change from our sinful ways so we can truly love God and obtain true sorrow for our sins. In doing so we will have a wonderful life and be able to embrace God’s mercy—His saving grace—at the hour of our death and live praising Our Lord for all eternity.
An angel at Fatima said, “Make everything you do a sacrifice [deny yourself of worldly pleasure] and offer it to God in reparation [payment] for the countless sins by which He is offended and in supplication [begging] for the conversion of sinners.”
“Our Lady said, “You must pray much for sinners and priests and religious; priests should concern themselves only with the things of the Church. Priests must be very pure. Disobedience of priests and religious to their superiors gravely displeases Our Lord.” She went on to say, “Never speak ill of anyone. Never complain…Be very patient, for patience leads us to Heaven.”Can’t do these things. PRAY, Our Lady will help.
Fatima quotes from: Francis Johnston, Fatima, The Great Sign (Rockford, IL; TAN Publishers, Inc.)