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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.”

聖母在1917年7月13日,於葡萄牙花地瑪給三個小孩透露的三個秘密,若干年後,陸續公諸於世。

 

第一個秘密是地獄恐怖的情景;第二個秘密,是指示為眾靈的得救,建立恭敬聖母無玷聖心敬禮;第三個秘密指出,二十世紀教會將有為信仰而殉道的信徒,包括教宗會遭行弒。

 

遭到逮捕

 

奧蘭鎮鎮長是野心家,恐防秘密與他本人有關,便親往面會三個孩子,好言要他們供出秘密,孩子們當然不肯,鎮長設計把他們誘到奧蘭鎮,把他們放進在監獄,和其他囚犯關在一起,並恐嚇他們,要把他們放入滾油裡。

 

在獄中,雅仙達非常憂傷,淚流披面,哭說道:「我們的父母,不會來看我們了!他們不再關心我們了!」方濟各安慰她說:「別哭!我們為罪人把這些奉獻給耶穌吧。」除即,他舉目祈禱:「我的耶穌,這些是為了愛袮,為罪人的悔改。」雅仙達也補充說:「亦為了教宗之故,也為賠補瑪利亞無玷之心因罪過所受的傷害。」孩子們決定誦唸玫瑰經。雅仙達把頸項上的聖牌除下,請其中一名囚犯掛在牆上一口釘子,然後面向聖牌,跪下,開始誦唸玫瑰經。

 

囚犯們為了安慰三個孩子,與他們嬉戲唱歌,更把雅仙達抱起歌舞。

 

最後,雖然孩子們被釋放,但錯失了在8月13日到依麗雅洞見聖母。不過,有一群人,仍按期到了依麗雅洞,約在中午時分,他們見到藍色的雲柱,三次在黃柏樹頂上出沒。

 

八月和九月

 

三個孩子獲釋後,8月19日聖母在維蓮荷給他們顯現,叫他們在9月13日一如既往,到依麗雅洞見她,並答應在十月顯靈,好使眾人相信他們的說話。聖母又哀傷地說:「祈禱!多祈禱!為罪人做補贖!很多罪人因沒有人為他們祈禱和做補贖而下了地獄。」

 

記起地獄可怕的情景,三個孩子都竭力多做補贖,把自己的午餐送給貧孩,炎夏少喝水,腰上緊束粗繩,又常叩首到地,誦唸天使在1916年教他們的經文。

 

9月13日,聖母在依麗雅洞顯現,向孩子們說:「為結束戰爭多唸玫瑰經。十月,我主會親臨這裡,痛苦聖母及加爾默羅聖母也會來,聖若瑟會同耶穌聖嬰一起降福世界。天主對你們所做的補贖感到高興,不過,祂要你們睡覺時,解下腰上的粗繩,只需在白天束上。」

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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.”

聖母六月顯現後,路濟亞在家中受到很大的壓力,她母親要她承認說謊;本堂神父勸說所謂顯現,可能是魔鬼作祟。

路濟亞的懷疑

家庭的壓力,周圍的勸諫,讓路濟亞開始懷疑,真的是否魔鬼作祟,但雅仙達力言道:「不!那不會是魔鬼!因為魔鬼非常醜陋,常在地獄裡;而那女士又如此美麗,又上升上天,怎可能是魔鬼呢?」但路濟亞還是開始對克苦及補贖失去興趣,且又有關於魔鬼的惡夢,並迴避雅仙達和方濟各;最後,她決定不再回到依麗雅洞(聖母顯現的地方)。

然而,七月十三日那天,路濟亞感到一股無形的力量,要她不得不到依麗雅洞。於是,她跑到雅仙達和方濟各的家,發覺他們仍在睡房內,雅仙達跪在床前,熱淚盈眶。「你們不是要去嗎?」路濟亞問道,雅仙達回答說:「你不去,我們不敢去。」路濟亞說道:「來!我會去!」兩個小孩便帶著喜樂的面容和路濟亞一起去依麗雅洞。

花地瑪的秘密

聖母繼續敦促三個孩子,為結束戰爭、世界和平而每天誦唸玫瑰經,並答應在十月,會有一個眾人都能看見的奇蹟,好讓所有人相信,他們所見的全屬事實。

            路濟亞再向聖母轉達幾個要求,聖母說為求得恩惠需要唸玫瑰經。聖母說:「要為罪人犧牲你們自己,並要多唸,尤其是作犧牲時唸:『耶穌,這是為愛袮,為罪人悔改,為賠補冒犯瑪利亞無玷聖心的罪惡。』」聖母邊說,邊張開雙手,給三個孩子啟示《花地瑪秘密》。
            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。」

聖母預言,世界若不回應天主的呼喚,將要面對更多的懲罰:「戰亂、饑荒、對教會及教宗的迫害」定會陸續發生。聖母說她將會來要求把俄國奉獻給她的無玷聖心,並作每月首星期六的補辱聖體。

聖母又預言,俄國將向世界渲染錯繆的訊息,引發戰爭,迫害教會;但最後瑪利亞無玷聖心將會獲得勝利。

第三個秘密顯示,教會受到迫害,一位穿白衣的主教和很多聖職人員、修道者、教友都遭到鎗擊。

聖母續教三個孩子,在每端玫瑰經奧蹟結束時,加唸「吾主耶穌,請寬恕我們的罪過,助我們免地獄永火;求袮把眾人的靈魂,特別是那些需要袮憐憫的靈魂,領到天國裡去。」

 

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,聖母在葡萄牙花地瑪,顯現給路濟亞、雅仙達和方濟各三名小童。

 

受苦的召喚

 

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。

 

三人帶著羊群走到山麓,那道電光又再出現,繼之,他們這次卻見到一位美麗非凡的女士,在一棵橡樹上出現,告訴他們說:「不要害怕,我不會傷害你們的。」

 

較年長的路濟亞問那位女士:「妳從那裡來呢?」女士答道:「我來自天堂。」路濟亞續問:「妳願意我作什麼?」女士說:「你們往後連續六個月的第十三天,在同一時辰來到這裡,我自會告訴你們我願意什麼;我並會回來此處第七次。」

 

路濟亞問:「至於我,我能升天堂嗎?」聖母答說:「你能。」「雅仙達能嗎?」路濟亞續問。聖母說:「她能。」「方濟各能嗎?」路濟亞又問。聖母說:「能。不過,他先要唸很多玫瑰經。」

 

路濟亞突然想起去世不久的兩位少女,又追問道:「瑪利亞.妮穎現在是否在天堂呢?」聖母說:「是,她在。」「雅美莉又如何?」「她會在煉獄直至世界末日。」

 

聖母後來問孩子們:「為了賠補天主受到的冒犯、為祈求罪人的悔改,你們願意奉獻天主要你們所受的痛苦嗎?」路濟亞答道:「是的,我們都願意。」聖母說:「去吧。你們將受很多痛苦,但天主的聖寵將是你們的安慰。」與此同時,聖母張開雙手,一道強光從她的手直照到孩子身上,他們都內心澎湃,感到在天主內見到自己,不其然一起跪下,讚美道:「吁,至聖聖三,我們欽崇袮!在至聖聖體內的主、我天主,我們愛慕袮!」

 

聖母叮囑他們說:「為結束戰爭、世界和平,你們要每天唸玫瑰經。」之後,他們看到環繞著聖母的光,變成一條光道,聖母沿著那光道,漸漸往東上升,直到完全隱沒。

 

渴望天鄉

 

聖母在6月13日第二次給三名小童顯現。路濟亞再向聖母問道:「妳願意我作什麼?」聖母說:「我要你們天天唸玫瑰經。」路濟亞於是說:「我想妳帶我們到天堂去。」聖母說:「是的,我會先把雅仙達和方濟各帶到天堂上;至於你,你要在世上多活,因為耶穌要藉你使人認識我、愛慕我,祂要在世上建立對我無玷聖心的敬禮。」

 

路濟亞聽到後,頓覺一陣傷感,說:「真要我孤獨地留在此世嗎?」聖母安慰她說:「別傷心,我不會離棄你,我的無玷聖心是你的庇蔭,是你走向天主的路。」

 

聖母又一次張開雙手,讓強光照臨三個孩童身上:雅仙達及方濟各在升上天堂的光道中,而路濟亞身處的光道,則傾注於世界。聖母右掌前方,出現了她的無玷聖心。

 

方濟各和雅仙達先後在1919年及1920年逝世,路濟亞到2005年才安然離世。

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.

梵蒂崗第二次大公會議和花地瑪聖母的顯現,均屬二十世紀兩件具有重大意義的事;兩件事都帶出同一訊息:聖善臨格,普世被召成聖。而在這夏季,我們將探討花地瑪的實記。

 

1917年,三個小孩:路濟亞、雅仙達和方濟,他們在花地瑪親眼目睹聖母的顯現。但在此之前,1916年,和平天使曾給他們三人顯現,為聖母的顯現鋪路。

 

補贖祈禱

 

1916年春季,一位天使現身給三個小孩,對他們說:「你們不要害怕,我是和平天使;你們與我一起祈禱吧。」天使自己先俯伏在地,然後把祈禱經文重複三次:「我天主,我信袮、拜袮、望袮、愛袮。求袮寬恕那些不信袮、不拜袮、不望袮、不愛袮的人。」三位小童仿效,也全都俯伏在地,也同樣地重複那段經文。

 

那位天使起來,對他們說:「照著這些經文祈禱吧。耶穌和聖母的聖心,會聆聽你們的禱告。」然後隱沒了。

 

如何作犧牲

 

1916年夏季,正當三位小童在一棵無花果樹下的水井旁打發時間,他們都突然看到那位天使就在他們身旁。天使問他們說:「你們在幹什麼?祈禱、多祈禱吧!耶穌和聖母的聖心,要對你們有特別的慈恩。至高者天主不斷獻上祈禱及犧牲吧。」

 

路濟亞開口問天使說:「我們要該如何作犧牲呢?」天使回答說:「盡你所能將每一件事都作為犧牲,為罪人冒犯天主的罪作賠補,並為罪人的悔改而作祈求,這樣,你能為你的國家帶來平安。」天使續說:「我是葡萄牙的守護天使。最重要的是須心忍受天主將給你們的苦痛。」

 

補辱聖體

 

1916年秋季,三位小童在路途中,正齊唸玫瑰經和天使教的經文,天使第三次向他們顯現,手中拿著聖體和聖爵。

 

後來,聖體和聖爵一起懸空停留,天使則俯伏地上,三次祈禱著同一經文:「至聖聖三:聖父、聖子及聖神,我深切朝拜袮。我把臨在世界各地聖體龕內的耶穌的至聖聖體、聖血、靈魂及祂的天主性奉獻給袮,以賠補祂所受的輕慢、凌辱和無情的待遇。因祂的至聖聖心及瑪利亞無玷聖心的無限功勞,懇求袮使罪人皈化。」然後,天使起來,拿起聖爵和聖體:他把聖體送給路濟亞,把聖爵內的聖血,送給雅仙達和方濟,再對他們說:「領受耶穌基督的聖體聖血吧,祂深被不感恩的人侮辱了。你們為他們的罪過作出賠補,撫慰你們的天主。」

 

再一次,天使俯伏在地,與孩子們重唸先前的經文三次;之後便隱沒了。

 

據路濟亞的憶述,天使和聖母的顯現,帶給他們不一樣的感受。天使的顯現,令他們感到筋疲力盡,在天主的臨在中,有一份自我不存在的感覺,只想靜默無聲。然而,聖母的顯現,讓他們感到心胸廣闊、歡愉喜悅,一份熱衷於溝通的感覺。