the months of May and October of 1917, our Blessed Mother appeared
to three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, giving them a
message for the world which has since become known as the “Peace
Plan from Heaven.” She warned men that if they did not amend
their lives, God would be forced to punish them by means of wars
and other sufferings.
children were visited by the Angel of Portugal prior to Our Lady’s
appearance. The Angel told them, “What are you doing? Pray!
Pray very much! The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs
for you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High...
In every way you can offer sacrifice to God in reparation for the
sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion
of sinners... Above all, accept and endure with submission the sufferings
which the Lord will send you. Take and drink the Body and Blood
of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by sinful men. Make reparation
for their crimes and console your God.”
our Blessed Mother appeared to the children she asked them, “Do
you wish to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the suffering
that He may please to send you, as an act of reparation for the
sins by which He is offended, and to ask for the conversion of sinners?...
Then you will have much to suffer. But the grace of God will be
you suffer a great deal? Don’t be discouraged. I will never
forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the road
that will conduct you to God. Sacrifice yourself for sinners and
say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice, ‘O
my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses
committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion
of poor sinners.’
the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of
the war... If they do what I tell you, many souls will be saved,
and there will be peace. The war is going to end [World War I].
But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse one will
begin in the reign of Pius XI... When you see a night illumined
by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives
you that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means
of war, of hunger, and of persecution of the Church and of the Holy
prevent this, I come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my
Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays.
If they listen to my requests, Russia will be converted and there
will be peace. If not, she 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; many nations
will be annihilated.
wishes to make use of you to have me acknowledged and loved. He
wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.
you see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them,
God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart...
Pray, pray a great deal and make sacrifices for sinners. So many
souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and sacrifice for
Lady’s message that men “must amend their lives and
ask forgiveness for their sins,” and that they “offend
the Lord God no more, for He is already much offended” is
meant for all of us, whether we are religious or lay. It is this
message that our Congregation acts to promote, so that all people
can, by praying the daily Rosary, by offering up their prayers and
the sacrifices demanded by their daily duty, restore the temporal
order in Christ.