Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan
+Imprimatur: Patrick J. Hayes, D.D., Archbishop of New York
- Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive extraordinary graces.
- I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
- The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
- It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
- The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
- Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the
consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered bymisfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not
perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the
grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.
- Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
- Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the Saints in paradise.
- I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
- The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.
- You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
- All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
- I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the
Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during
their life and at the hour of death.
- All who recite the Rosary are my children, and brethern of my only Son Jesus Christ.
- Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
Our Lady at Fatima, during all six of her apparitions told the children
they must pray, especially the rosary. The three children responded
generously to Our Lady's requests. What is keeping you from doing the
same thing? Do not say, "I do not have the time!" Because if you are
too busy to spend time with God in prayer, then you are busier than
God intends you to be! Meditate upon the following words of Our Lord.
"What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the
loss of his own soul?"(Matt. 16:26)
"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."
"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."
"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." "Sacrifice yourselves for sinners 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."
"Do not lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart
will be your refuge, and the way that will lead you to God."
Our Lady appeared to Jacinta several times between December 1919
and February 1920. Our Lady told her many things including:
"The sins of the world are very great ... If men only knew what
eternity is, they would do everything in their power to change
their lives." "Fly from riches and luxury; love poverty and silence;
have charity, even for bad people." "More souls go to Hell because of
sins of the flesh than for any other reason." 
"Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord
very much." "Woe to women lacking in modesty." 
"The Mother of God wants more virgin souls bound by the vow of chastity."
"Confession is a sacrament of mercy and we must confess with joy and trust."
“Many marriages are not good, they do not please Our Lord and are not of God.”
"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."
"War is a punishment for sin."
"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."
"Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart
of Mary. Tell them to ask graces from Her and that the Heart of Jesus
wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for
the Lord has confided the peace of the world to Her."
1. "More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other
reason. "Sr Lucia, the last living Fatima seer, said this refers primarily
to sins against chastity, also called sins of impurity. The reason for
this statement is not because sins against chastity are the most
grievous , but the most common and, as Sr Lucia stated, "because
of conscience," sins of impurity are less likely to be repented of
than other sins. Why?
a. because the sense of injustice committed, which is the primary
stimulus to repent of one's sins, is not strongly felt when engaging
in them, with the exception of adultery;
b. there is a greater sense of shame when committing certain impure
acts and hence greater difficulty confessing them in the sacrament
of confession, or even repenting of them in one's heart;
c. sexual activity of all kinds is presented by our
post-Christian -- even antiChristian -- popular culture as natural
and good, and sexual abstinence is even taught to be unhealthy. The
sixth commandment, relating to chastity, has always been called
"the difficult commandment." Today, with pornography everywhere and
women and girls dressing more immodestly than ever, it can almost be
called "the impossible commandment." However, Jesus assures us:
"What is impossible with men is possible with God." (Lk 18:27)
d. We may add that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin Mary for help
in overcoming sins of impurity, will receive the grace to do so, as she
herself has revealed to St Bridget of Sweden and various other saints.
And those who strive to live chaste lives know from experience, when
sins of impurity are humbly repented of and confessed, a great burden
is removed from our consciences, and we experience that peace of soul
that the world and carnal indulgence cannot give.
2. Jacinta, before she died, said Our Lady had told her that certain
fashions would be introduced that would greatly offend Our Lord, who
had said, "Every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed
adultery with her in his heart" (Mt 5.28).
Saint John Chrysostom instructed women of all times about dress when
in the fourth century he declared: "You carry your snare everywhere
and spread your nets in all places. You allege that you never invited
others to sin. You did not, indeed, by your words, but you have done
so by your dress and your deportment. ... When you have made another
sin in his heart, how can you be innocent? Tell me, whom does this
world condemn? Whom do judges punish? Those who drink poison or those
who prepare it and administer the fatal potion? You have prepared
the abominable cup, you have given the death dealing drink, and you
are more criminal than are those who poison the body; you murder not
the body but the soul. And it is not to enemies you do this, nor
are you urged on by any imaginary necessity, nor provoked by injury,
but out of foolish vanity and pride." The late Father Bernard A. Kunkel,
a great defender of modesty and decency, said concerning the words of Our
Lady of Fatima: "She knew that...forces of evil would design these
fashions, together with the filthy literature...movies and television
shows...all as part of their program to break down morality, especially
among the young people. Our Lady was only exposing this plan."
Reparation for the sins commited against the Immaculate Heart of Mary
On December 10, 1925, Our Lady, holding the Child Jesus close, appeared
to Sister Lucia at her convent in Pontevedra, Spain, and showed her her
Heart. The Child said, "Have pity on the heart of your Blessed Mother,
which is covered with thorns that ungrateful men push in at every moment,
with no one making an act of reparation to pull them out." Our Lady
then added, "Look, my daughter, at my Heart surrounded by thorns that
ungrateful men are continually pushing in with their blasphemies and
You, at least, must take care to console me. Tell everyone for me
that if they, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, make
a good confession [may be made within eight days, before or after],
receive Holy Communion, say a Rosary [five decades], and keep Me
company for a quarter of an hour by meditating on the mysteries of
the Rosary for the intention of making reparation to me,* I promise
to assist them at the hour of death with all the graces necessary
for the salvation of their souls."
The Five First Saturdays Devotion is for the purpose of of making
reparation for the five principle sins committed against the
Immaculate Heart of Mary: the sin of those who deny her
Immaculate Conception those who deny her Perpetual Virginity
(being a virgin before, during, and after giving birth to Jesus) those
who deny her Divine Motherhood (being Mother of the divine Person Jesus
Christ and therefore “Mother of God”) and deny her being our spiritual
Mother those who oppose and attack her images those who teach
children not to love and honor her. Jesus to Sr. Lucia: "Ask, ask
again insistently for promulgation of the Communion of Reparation
in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the First Saturdays.
The time is coming when the rigor of my justice will punish the
crimes of diverse nations. Some of them will be annihilated."
Fatima and Hell (the 'First Secret' of Fatima.
On July 13, 1917 the Blessed Virgin unveiled a terrifying reality before
the children's eyes: "Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire, which
seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and
souls, in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened
or burnished bronze, floating about in this conflagration in clouds
of smoke, lifted by flames coming out of their bodies. They rose and
fell on all sides, like sparks in roaring fires, without weight or
direction, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair that terrified
us and made us tremble with fear.
The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repellent
likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and transparent
like burning coals. This vision lasted but a moment, thanks to our
good Mother from Heaven who had warned us beforehand, and promised
to take us to Heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of horror
Then we raised our eyes to Our Lady, who said with kindness and sadness:
'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 further said, "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.”
One more proof:
The existence of Hell arouses disputes. Sister Lucia wrote, a few
years before her death on February 13, 2005: "There is no shortage
of unbelievers in the world who deny these truths, but they are no
less true for being denied. Their disbelief does not save unbelievers
from the horrors of Hell, should a life of sin lead them there. ... At
Fatima, (God) sent us His Message as one more proof of these truths.
This Message recalls them to us, so that we do not let ourselves be
fooled by the false doctrines of unbelievers who deny them, or of
deceivers who distort them. To this end, the Message assures us that
Hell is a fact, and that the souls of poor sinners end up there."
(Calls from the Message of Fatima 2003, ch. 14)
The Blessed Virgin told them to keep this vision secret. She did not
permit Lucia to reveal it until 1941. Jacinta retained an impression
of it which left a profound mark on her. From this day on, she was
very preoccupied with the fate of poor souls who went to Hell. She
often sat on the ground or on a rock, and, deep in thought, she would
say, "Oh! Hell! How sorrowful I am for the souls who are going to Hell!"
Yet she did not confine herself to futile pain but she prayed and
sacrificed heroically for those who were in danger of being lost.
A painful reality
The vision of Hell which the three children were favored with is not
an exaggeration of the reality it represented. It is a presentation of
it within the grasp of the human mind. In 1992, Lucia, who had been a
Carmelite in Coïmbra, Portugal since 1948, told a Cardinal who had
come to visit her, "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.
God has given mankind the freedom of choice, and He respects this
Having just shown the fate of the damned (in the first part of the
Secret of Fatima) to the three shepherd children of Fatima, on July
13, 1917, Our Lady then confided to them the second part of the
Secret. This second part primarily concerns Heaven’s requests for
the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for
the Communions of Reparation on the First Saturdays and the consequences
of failing to heed these requests. As recorded in Sister Lucy’s memoirs,
the second part of the Secret is as follows:
Text of Second Part of Secret
To save them [poor sinners who are on the road to hell], God wishes to
establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say
to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.
The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God,
a worse war will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you
see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the
great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world
for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions against
the Church and against the Holy Father.
To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia
to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First
Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and
there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout
the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The
good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer,
various nations will be annihilated.
Conclusion to the Whole Secret of Fatima
In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will
consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of
peace will be granted to the world.
For the very important and controversial Third Secret of Fatima, see
Fatima Prayers(Prayers revealed to the Fatima visionaries by an
angel and Our Lady) "O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I
love You. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore,
do not hope and do not love You.”
>"O Most Holy Trinity I adore You. My God, my God, I love You in the
Most Blessed Sacrament.” "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I adore You profoundly. 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 outrages, sacrileges and indifferences
by which He is offended. And by the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor
Our Lady gravely said, Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say often,
especially when you make some sacrifice, ‛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 you say the
Rosary, say after each mystery: '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'.”
"Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly.
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 outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended,
and for the offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
joining with it the offering of my every thought, word, and action
of this day. And by the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.”
"The devout servant of Mary shall never perish." (St. Alphonsus de Liguori)
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