Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima, by Charles Bosseron Chambers, 20th century

Fatima Prayer

O My Jesus,
forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of Hell
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those who are in
most need of Thy mercy.
Amen.


In 1916, in Portugal, The Angel of Peace appeared to three children, Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta, in preparation for the six times that The Blessed Virgin Mary would appear to them in 1917. The children were given a message to establish devotion throughout the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

“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.“

A prayer taught to the children by the Angel, 1916

 

“I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day. And after each one of the mysteries, my children, I want you to pray in this way: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell. Take all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need.”

“…Jesus wishes you to make me known and loved on earth. He wishes also for you to establish devotion in the world to my Immaculate Heart.”

Spoken to the children by The Lady of the Rosary, The Blessed Virgin Mary, June 13, 1917

Saint Catherine of Siena

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St. Catherine of Siena

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
By Saint Catherine of Siena

Holy Spirit, come into my heart;
draw it to Thee by Thy power, O my God,
and grant me charity with filial fear.
Preserve me, O ineffable Love,
from every evil thought;
warm me, inflame me with Thy dear love,
and every pain will seem light to me.
My Father, my sweet Lord,
help me in all my actions.
Jesus, love, Jesus, love.
Amen.

We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!

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Easter Lily Cross, by Whitney, Olive E., 1861-1897

We do not pretend that life is all beauty. We are aware of darkness and sin, of poverty and pain. But we know Jesus has conquered sin and passed through his own pain to the glory of the Resurrection. And we live in the light of his Paschal Mystery – the mystery of his Death and Resurrection. We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!

St.  John Paul II