Angel's First Apparition
The first apparition of the Angel was in the spring of 1916. He came as a light, whiter than snow, in the form of a young man, fifteen or sixteen years of age, transparent, brighter than crystal pierced by the rays of the sun. Kneeling on the ground, the Angel bowed his forehead to the earth. The children by a supernatural impulse did the same, repeating the words of the Angel, "My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee!" The Angel repeated these words three times, rose and said: "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications." Then he disappeared. For a long time the children remained in the same posture, repeating the words, intensely aware of the presence of God. The next day they were still immersed in this spiritual atmosphere which only gradually left them.
Angel’s Second Apparition
The second apparition of the Angel was at the height of hot summer days. At the well, suddenly the Angel appeared again: "What are you doing? Pray! Pray very much! The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country. Accept and bear with submission, the suffering which the Lord will send you." The words of the Angel were like a light which made them understand who God is, how He loves us and desires to be loved, the value of sacrifice, how pleasing it is to Him and how, on account of it, He grants the grace of conversion to sinners.
Angel’s Third Apparition
The third apparition of the Angel was in the fall, again at the Loca do Cabeco. This time the Angel held a chalice, with a Host above it dripping some drops of Blood into the chalice. These he left in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground repeating three times: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended and by the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart, and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners." Then rising, he gave the Host to Lucia and the contents of the chalice to Jacinta and Francisco saying: "Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Repair their crimes and console your God." Once more he prostrated himself on the ground and repeated three times more: "Most Holy Trinity . . . " and then disappeared. When I [Fr.Fox], asked Sister Lucia, through her priest nephew, Father Jose dos Santos Valinho, "What do you consider the most important part of the Fatima message?" Sr. Lucia answered that it was at the beginning, at the Cabeco where the Angel appeared, and drew them to God, to the Real Presence in the Eucharist.