the MESSAGE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
The Message of Fatima is an invitation into the school
of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
It was initiated in 1916, by the Angel of Peace,
when three times he appeared to the three Little Shepherd children,
and taught them prayers to say before the Blessed Sacrament
which he said would console Jesus.
was the first “Children’s Holy Hour”
BEGIN CHILDREN’S EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
PARISH OR SCHOOL TODAY!!
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IS DEDICATED TO
words of the Angel, “Console your God”, impressed
Francisco very deeply. “ I want to ‘Console the
Hidden Jesus.” He did this primarily by praying the Rosary
and adoring Jesus, in front of the Tabernacle in his own Parish
us have the courage to lead our children into today’s
world in the foot steps of the Little Shepherds of Fatima. Human
holiness consists in sharing in the holiness of God. Holiness
is expressed in two ways: the avoidance of sin and the practice
of virtue. To do something for the love of God requires supernatural
little Shepherds, as all children, received the gift of sanctifying
grace in Baptism. Owing to their tender age, the little shepherds,
had no passions nor particular trial and so they did not need
to be given any special strength to
overcome them. How, then, did they show and practice their supernatural
did these little children do to achieve perfection?
means of the countless occasions and opportunities for making
sacrifices the children offered in reparation for the offences
committed against God and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and,
in addition, the prayers— especially the Rosary —
which they recited in response to the invitation of the Angel
and of our Blessed Lady herself.
CAN LIVING THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA AND
CHILDREN’S EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MAKE TODAY’S CHILDREN
means of the prayer taught to them by the “Angel of Peace:”
“My God,I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you...”,
the children practiced the divine virtues and the highest form
by asking for pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore,
do not hope and do not love God.
In this way they lived their love for God and human beings
and so attained the glory of sanctity.
SIMPLE AND YET SO DIFFICULT!!
we feel ourselves to be truly poor,
with nothing to offer to God as we enter into His presence,
let us have the courage to tread the way of holiness
followed by the little Shepherds,
loving God, adoring Him, singing his praises and offering Him
our sacrifices in reparation for the sins of all human beings,
after the example of the Blessed Francisco and Jacinta.
Let us tell our children this secret!!!
Vice-Postulator for the canonization of
Sister Lucia of the Immaculate Heart of Mary