By John Preiss
The third apparition of the Angel occurred either at the end of the summer or the beginning of the fall of 1916, once again Cabeço. Sister Lucia said,
"As soon as we arrived there, we began to say the angel's prayer on our knees, with our faces to the ground.
'My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love Thee....' I do not know how many times we had said this prayer when we saw an unknown light shining over our heads.
We rose to see what was happening, and we saw the angel bearing a chalice in his left hand. Drops of blood fell into the chalice from a Host suspended over it.
Leaving the chalice and the Host suspended in the air, the angel prostrated himself beside us and said the following prayer three times:
"'Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly and 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 insults, sacrileges, and indifference with which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg Thee for the conversion of poor sinners.'
The Trinity is a mystery and there is much for us to learn and much that we will never know. One thing we do know is that the holy trinity exists and that it was confirmed here by the Angel. Lucia would often wonder why 13 and the Message of Fatima.. she felt it symbolizes. 1 God and 3 persons. The Holy Trinity. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit