Monthly Archives: July 2013

20130722 Children offered sacrifices 孩子們的奉獻

On July 13, 1917 Our Lady gave the three parts secret to the three children of Fatima. Years later the secret was revealed to all. The first part was the horrible vision of hell, the second part was the establishment of devotion to the Immaculate Heart for the salvation of souls, and the third part was about the many martyrs for the faith in the 20th century and the Pope being shot.

Children arrested

The Administrator of Ourem was an ambitious man and imagined that the secret might be about him. The Administrator summoned the children and tried to force them to reveal the secret. When he could get nothing from them, he pretended to be converted and would take the children to the Cova da Iria for the apparition of Our Lady on August 13. Instead he kidnapped the children and took them to Ourem. The Administrator placed the children in jail with men prisoners and threatened to throw them into boiling oil if they did not reveal the secret.

In prison, Jacinta was very upset. With tears streaming down her face, she said, “Neither your parents nor mine come to see you. They don’t care about us anymore.” Francisco said, “Don’t cry, let us offer this to Jesus for sinners.” And raising his eyes, he prayed, “My Jesus, this is for the love of you and for the conversion of sinners.” Jacinta added, “And for the Holy Father too, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

The children decided to pray the rosary. Jacinta took a chain with a medal from around her neck and asked a prisoner to hang it on a nail in the wall. The children then knelt before the medal and recited the rosary.

To comfort the children, the prisoners started to play and sing. A prisoner lifted Jacinta up in his arms and danced.

Though the children were eventually released, they missed the apparition of August 13. A crowd of people gathered at the holm-oak tree in the Cova da Iria on August 13. At noon, they saw mysterious signs such as a pillar of blue cloud over the holm-oak appearing and disappearing three times.

August and September

After the children were released from prison, Our Lady appeared to them on August 19 at a place called Valinhos. In that apparition, Our Lady asked the children to go to the Cova da Iria on the 13th, and to continue saying the rosary. Our Lady promised that she would perform a miracle in October so that all may believe.

With a sad expression, Our Lady said, “Pray, pray very much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because they have nobody to pray and make sacrifices for them.”

Remember the message of Our Lady and the vision of hell, the children started making many sacrifices. They gave their lunches to poor children, abstained from water on hot summar days, wore rough cords around their waists which cut into them, and bowed their heads to the ground reciting the prayers taught by the angel in 1916.

On September 13, Our Lady appeared to the children in the Cova da Iria. She said, “Continue to say the rosary in order to obtain the end of the war. In October, Our Lord will come, and also Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Carmel. St. Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus to bless the world. God is pleased with your sacrifices, but he does not want you to sleep with the cord on, only to wear it during the daytime.”























20130715 Lucia Received Message of Peace 和平綸音

After the June apparition of Our Lady, Lucia suffered much from her family. Her mother wanted at all cost to force her to confess that she had been lying. The pastor of the parish was skeptical about the apparition and suggested that it might be a deception of the devil.

Lucia’s doubt

The trouble at home caused Lucia herself to doubt that it was the devil that appeared to them. But Jacinta objected, saying, “No! This is not the devil. Not at all. The devil is very ugly and he is under the ground in hell. That Lady is so beautiful and we saw her go up to heaven!”

Lucia began to lose the enthusiasm for sacrifice and mortification; she had nightmare about the devil; she started to hide from Francisco and Jacinta, and finally she resolved never return to Cova da Iria.

However, on July 13, when the hour of departure approached Lucia suddenly felt impelled to go by a strange force. She went to the home of Francisco and Jacinta and found them in the bedroom; Jacinta was crying on her knees at the foot of the bed.

Lucia asked, “Well, aren’t you going?” Jacinta answered, “Without you we do not dare to go.” Lucia then said, “Come, come on, I am going”. Then with happy faces, the two children came with Lucia.

Secret of Fatima

            Our Lady asked the children continue to say the Rosary every day to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war. She also promised that there would be a miracle in October so that everyone would see and believe.

Then Lucia presented some requests to Our Lady, who said that it was necessary to say the Rosary to obtain the graces during the year. Our Lady said, “Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice: ‘Jesus, this is for the love of you, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’”

When Our Lady spoke, she opened her arms and the children received what now known as the Secret of Fatima. The first part of the secret is the vision of hell. The children saw demons and human souls plunged in the sea of fire.

The frightened children raised their eyes to Our Lady, who gave them the second part of the secret telling them that to save poor sinners from going to hell, God wanted to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart.

Our Lady said, “If they do what I will tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace. The war is going to end. But if they do not stop offending God, another even worse war will begin in the reign of Pius XI.”

Our Lady predicted that if people would not heed heaven’s call, much punishment would befall the world, “war, hunger and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father.” Our Lady also promised that she would come to ask for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart and Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays.

Our Lady foretold that Russia would scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. But in the end the Immaculate Heart will triumph.

The third part of the secret is a vision regarding the persecutions of the Church with the Bishop dressed in white and numerous clergy, religious, and faithful being shot.

Our Lady asked the children to say after each mystery of the Rosary, “O my Jesus, Forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy.”







            首先,聖母讓孩子們看到地獄,魔鬼和很多靈魂在烘烘的火海;孩子們都被這情景嚇怕,舉目看著聖母,聖母給他們道出第二個秘密,告訴他們: 為免罪人落地獄,天主要世人恭敬瑪利亞的無玷聖心。聖母說:「若他們實踐我告訴你們的事,很多靈魂會得救,並會有和平。戰爭將會結束。但假如他們不停止冒犯天主,另一場更嚴重的戰爭將於教宗庇護十一世在位時發生。」






20130708 Mary shows way to heaven 聖母指示天國之路

In 1917, Our Lady appeared six times to the three children of Fatima—- Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta.


Call to suffer


On May 13, 1917 the children saw a flash of lightning while playing at Cova da Iria. Lucia said, “There is a flash of lightning, a thunder-storm may come on. It would be better for us to go home.”


The children started to descend the hill with the sheep. After seeing a light flashed again, the children saw a beautiful lady above a holm-oak. Our Lady said, “Do not be afraid; I will do you no harm.”


Lucia asked, “Where are you from?” Our Lady said, “I am from heaven.” Lucia then asked, “What do you want of me?” Our Lady said, “I come to ask you to come here for six successive months, on the 13th day at the same hour. Later I will tell what I want. And I will return here yet a seventh time.”


Lucia asked, “And I, shall I go to heaven?” Our Lady said, “Yes, you will.” “And Jacinta?” “She will go also.” “And Francisco?” “He will go there too, but he must say many Rosaries first.”


Then Lucia remembered two young ladies who had died recently and asked, “Is Maria das Neves in heaven?” “Yes, she is.” “And Amelia?” “She will be in Purgatory until the end of the world.”


Our Lady then asked, “Do you wish to offer up to God all the sufferings he desires to send you in reparation for the sins by which he is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners?” Lucia answered, “Yes, we do.” Our Lady said, “Go then, for you will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will comfort you.”


While saying “the grace of God”, Our Lady opened her hands and a light shed on the children. In that light, the children saw themselves in God and by an interior impulse they knelt on the ground and prayed, “Oh, most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the most Blessed Sacrament!”


Our Lady then said, “Say the Rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.”


Then Our Lady began to ascend, going up towards the east. The light that surrounded her seemed to open up a path before her until she finally disappeared.


Long for heaven


On June 13, Our Lady appeared to the children the second time. Lucia asked, “What do you want of me?” Our Lady answered, “I want you to say the Rosary every day.”


Lucia said, “I want you to take us to heaven.” Our Lady said, “Yes, I will take Jacinta and Francisco soon, but you must remain here some time longer. Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”


With sadness, Lucia asked, “Must I stay here alone?” Our Lady comforted her saying, “Do not be disheartened. I will never leave you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”


Our Lady opened her hands and light came to the children. Francisco and Jacinta were in the light which rose toward heaven, and Lucia was in the light which poured over the earth. In front of the palm of Our Lady’s right hand was the Immaculate Heart.


Francisco and Jacinta died in 1919 and 1920, and Lucia died in 2005.





1917年5月13日,三名小童正在依麗雅洞玩耍 。突然一道電光劃破長空,他們想必雷暴將至,遂趕緊回家。























20130701 Angel of Peace appears at Fatima 和平天使顯現

The Second Vatican Council and the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima are two of the most most significant events in the Church during the 20th century. Both events help to bring holiness closer to the people and remind us of the universal call to holiness. During the summer months, we will look at the story of Fatima.


The children who saw Our Lady in 1917 were Lucia Santos, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto. In 1916, the Angel of Peace appeared to the children three times and prepared them for the apparitions of Our Lady the following year.


Prayer of reparation


In the spring of 1916, an angel appeared to the children, saying, “Do not be afraid. I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me.” The angel then prostrated himself and prayed three times: “O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.” The children prostrated themselves and repeated the prayer.


The angel rose from the ground and said, “Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.” Then he disappeared.


Lesson on sacrifice


One afternoon in the summer of 1916, the children spent time in the shade of the fig trees surrounded a well. Suddenly, they saw the angel stood beside them.


The angel said, “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.”


Lucia asked, “How are we to make sacrifices?” The angel said, “Make of everything you can 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.”


“I am its Angel Guardian, the Angel of Portugal. Above all accept and bear with submission, the suffering which the Lord will send you.”


Communion of reparation


One day in the fall of 1916, the children were on their way, praying the Rosary and the prayer taught by the angel. The angel appeared for the third time, holding a chalice with a Host above it.


Leaving the Host and the chalice suspended in the air, the angel prostrated himself and prayed 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 indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”


The angel then raised and took the chalice and the Host. He gave the Host to Lucia and the Precious Blood from the chalice to Francisco and Jacinta. The angel said, “Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Repair their crimes and console your God.”


Once more, the angel prostrated himself and repeated with the children three times the same prayer :Most Holy Trinity…” and then disappeared.


According to Lucia, the apparitions of the angel and the apparitions of Our Lady produced different effects. After the apparitions of the angel, the children experienced physical exhaustion, a sense of annihilation in the Divine Presence, and the desire to keep silence. However, the apparitions of Our Lady brought about an expansive ease of movement, a joyful exultation, and a certain communicative enthusiasm.