By John C. Preiss
The Message of Fatima is a Message for all people and a Message for all times. The Message for us is simple: prayer, penance, sacrifice. Many of the prophecies have come to pass.
According to this Message of Fatima Document from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Fatima is undoubtedly the most prophetic of modern apparitions.”
The prophetic parts of the apparitions given to the three children include:
A frightening vision of hell to encourage Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia to pray and make sacrifices for sinners.
Prophecy of the end of World War I, which was then in progress, and the coming of World War II; the most horrific and powerful forms of warfare the world had yet seen.
The prediction of “the immense damage that Russia would do to humanity by abandoning the Christian faith and embracing Communist totalitarianism.”
A warning that if her call to prayer and penance for sins was not heeded, there would be great suffering in the world.
That the Holy Father would have much to suffer, including physical harm.
As Catholics let us follow the lead of Our Lady and walk in the shoes of the little shepherds.
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