Tuesday, May 13, 2008

13 July 1917 Part 4

The following month, the children, accompanied by several hundred faithful, went to the appointment. After the collective prayer, the Virgin Mary appeared again and announced to Lucy:

"I will soon take Francisco and Jacinta to heaven, but you will remain here for some time. Jesus wants to use you to make me known and loved".

She then asked the young Lucy to learn to read and write to spread her word amongst mankind.The blessed mother also promised to perform a miracle in October and asked them to pray:

"Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and repeat often, especially whenever you make a sacrifice for them: 'O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary"

Mary also gave them Secrets that they were not to disclosed until the time came and told them

When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: 'O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.

The three secrets prophesied the start of the second world war, the arrival of communist regimes and the last secret which was interpreted as the announcement on the assassination attempt against the Pope in May 1981.
The latter secret was kept by the Vatican in a sealed envelope for a long time. This manuscript was only read in 2000 when Pope John-Paul decided to make this revelation public.

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