Eternal Refuge Fatima A TRUE STORY May 13 of 1917
FATIMA A TRUE STORYMay 13th of 1917
Lucia passed on the command. Francisco quickly took his Rosary from his pocket to do as the Lady said. Before he finished the first decade, the Lady became visible to him with almost blinding splendor.........Lucia asked some more questions of the Lady. Two girls who used to come to her house to learn sewing from her sisters had recently died. Lucia wanted to find out about them, too. " And Maria do Rosario, daughter of Jose das Neves, is she in Heaven? " Yes," the Lady replied. " And Amelia ?
" She is still in Purgatory." Lucia's eyes filled with tears. How sad that her friend Amelia was suffering in the fires of Purgatory. Then the Lady said to the children:
" Do you want to offer yourselves to God to endure all the sufferings that He may choose to send you, as an act of
reparation for the sins by which He is offended and as a supplication for the conversion of sinners ? " Promptly Lucia responded for all three, " Yes, we want to. " Then you are going to suffer a great deal," the Lady promised, " but the grace of God will be your comfort." As she pronounced these words, the Lady opened her hands and shed upon the children a highly intense light, that was a reflex glancing from them. " This light penetrated us to the heart, Lucia reported, " and its very recesses, and allowed us to see ourselves in God, Who was that light, more clearly than we see ourselves in a mirror. Then we were moved by an inward impulse, also communicated to us, to fall on our knees, while we repeated to ourselves: " Most Holy Trinity, I adore you ! My God, My God, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament,
Again the Lady spoke to them,
" Say the Rosary every day to earn peace for the world and the end of the war.
She began to elevate herself serenely, Lucia said, going in the direction of the East until she disappeared in the immensity of space, still surrounded by a most brilliant light that seemed to open a path for her through the myriad galaxies of stars.
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