Post by O.L of Fatima Chapel on Sept 13, 2019 21:44:04 GMT
The Apparition of September 13, 1917
As recounted in Sister Lucia’s Memoirs
The Message Spreads
The Message Spreads
As the hour approached, I [Lucia] set out with Jacinta and Francisco, but owing to the crowds around us we could only advance with difficulty. The roads were packed with people, and everyone wanted to see us and speak to us. There was no human respect whatsoever. Simple folk, and even ladies and gentlemen, struggled to break through the crowd that pressed around us. No sooner had they reached us than they threw themselves on their knees before us, begging us to place their petitions before Our Lady. Others who could not get close to us shouted from a distance:
“For the love of God, ask Our Lady to cure my son who is a cripple!” Yet another cried out: “And to cure mine who is blind!... To cure mine who is deaf!... To bring back my husband, my son, who has gone to the war!... To convert a sinner!... To give me back my health as I have tuberculosis!” and so on.
All the afflictions of poor humanity were assembled there. Some climbed up to the tops of trees and walls to see us go by, and shouted down to us. Saying yes to some, giving a hand to others and helping them up from the dusty ground, we managed to move forward, thanks to some gentlemen who went ahead and opened a passage for us through the multitude. Now, when I read in the New Testament about those enchanting scenes of Our Lord’s passing through Palestine, I think of those which Our Lord allowed me to witness, while yet a child, on the poor roads and lanes from Aljustrel to Fatima and on to the Cova da Iria! I give thanks to God, offering Him the faith of our good Portuguese people, and I think: “If these people so humbled themselves before three poor children, just because they were mercifully granted the grace to speak to the Mother of God, what would they not do if they saw Our Lord Himself in person before them?” Well, none of this was called for here! It was a distraction of my pen, leading me away where I did not mean to go. But, never mind! It’s just another useless digression. I am not tearing it out, so as not to spoil the notebook.
At last, we arrived at the Cova da Iria, and on reaching the holmoak, we began to say the Rosary with the people. Shortly afterwards, we saw the flash of light, and then Our Lady appeared on the holmoak:
“Continue to pray the Rosary in order to obtain the end of the war. In October Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Dolours and Our Lady of Carmel. Saint Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus to bless the world. God is pleased with your sacrifices. He does not want you to sleep with the rope on, but only to wear it during the daytime.
“I was told to ask you many things, the cure of some sick people, of a deaf-mute….”
“Yes, I will cure some, but not others. In October I will perform a miracle so that all may believe.”
Then Our Lady began to rise as usual, and disappeared.
"Fatima Newsletter" Issue No. 9 - Published by Cornelia Ferreira and Canadians For Faith & Family
Fatima Newsletter 2019 : To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima, in 2017 and 2018 Canadians for Faith & Family published all the Fatima apparitions in the Fatima Newsletter. By publishing the exact words of Sr. Lucy, without any commentary, we also hoped to “set the record straight” as many false versions of the apparitions were (and still are) being circulated.
As promised last year, we are offering the entire 12-part series again in 2019 to spread the true Fatima Message further. In 2017 we had published the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, and in 2018, those of the Angel. This time, with content unchanged, they are being presented in chronological order, starting with the least-known one of 1915.
In a day when the Faith is being perverted by Catholics themselves, the apparitions provide a crucial Heaven-sent refutation of heresy and blasphemy.
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