Category Archives: Fatima

20130930 Alexandrina lived by Holy Communion 雅莉娜只以聖體維生

Blessed Alexandrina received a series of messages from Jesus in 1935. He warned that a second world war would take place as a punishment for the sins of mankind, and said the war could only be prevented by the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Jesus urged Alexandrina, through her spiritual director, to petition the Pope to perform this consecration. He also requested she pray and offer her sufferings for this intention.
In September 1936 Alexandrina’s spiritual director, Father Mariano Pinho, wrote to Cardinal Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII) regarding the consecration. In 1938, Father Pinho preached a retreat to the bishops of Portugal. At the end of the retreat the bishops petitioned the Holy Father to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart.

Passion of Christ
Our Lord told Alexandrina, “As a sign that it is My will that the world be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of My mother, I will make you suffer my passion until the Holy Father has decided to implement this consecration.”
Beginning in October 1938, Alexandrina experienced the Passion of Christ in a state of ecstasy every Friday from midday to 3 p.m. These ecstasies took place about 180 times, until March 27, 1942, the Friday before Holy Week.
On Holy Thursday, Alexandrina felt sure that she would not experience the Passion ecstasy the next day. On Good Friday, Jesus told her the reason: Pope Pius XII had decided to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Holy Father performed the consecration on Oct. 31, 1942. According to Sister Lucia of Fatima, this consecration helped to end the world war.

Holy Eucharist
On Good Friday, 1942, Alexandrina began a total fast from food and drink which lasted 13 years, until her death. She received only Holy Communion. Jesus said to her, “You are living by the Eucharist alone because I want to prove to the world the power of the Eucharist and the power of My life in souls.”
In 1943 Alexandrina was ordered to undergo a medical examination. After 40 days in hospital, Doctor Enrico Gomes de Araujo told Alexandrina, “In October I will come to visit you at Balasar, not as a doctor-spy, but as a friend who respects you.”
Because of the influence of some detractors, Father Pinho was ordered to stop being the spiritual director of Alexandrina, and he was sent to Brazil, where he remained until his death on July 11, 1963. Sister Lucia of Fatima wrote a note on a holy picture to Alexandrina, ensuring her of prayers for a new spiritual director.
Sister Lucia’s close friend, Father Umberto Pasquale, became the spiritual director of Alexandrina in 1944. He invited Alexandrina to offer some of her prayers and sufferings for the salvation of youth. She became a Salesian cooperator and prayed especially for youth.
Jesus told Alexandrina that the Church was facing a great crisis. He said, “Tell my ministers to be vigilant, for the devil is preparing a massive assault on the Church.”
In her final years, Alexandrina prayed much for the Church. She constantly told people to practise the First Saturday devotion and to consecrate themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary through the Brown Scapular.
Alexandrina died on Oct. 13, 1955. Her last words were: “Do not sin. The pleasures of this life are worth nothing. Receive Communion. Pray the rosary every day. This sums up everything.”
Christ said to Alexandrina, “I desire that, after your death, your life may be known, and that will happen; I shall see to it. It will reach the ends of the earth.”
Alexandrina was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 25, 2004.




























20130923 Fourth Seer of Fatima 雅莉娜接受痛苦

    Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa (1904-1955) was a mystic and a victim soul. She was called the “fourth seer of Fatima”.

Victim soul

    Alexandrina was born on March 30, 1904 in Balasar, Portugal. In June 1832, a cross appeared on the ground in front of the parish church in Balasar. Jesus revealed to Alexandrina, “a century ago, I ordained that this parish be privileged with a cross as a sign of the crucifixion. The cross was ready, it only wanted a victim. But now I have chosen one to fulfill my divine plans; it is you.”

    The victimhood of Alexandrina began on Holy Saturday 1918. Alexandrina and two other girls were at home when three men broke into the house to molest them. Alexandrina escaped by jumping from the window. She fell twelve feet on to hard ground, and came back to the house with a piece of wood to defend the other girls. The man fled, but the spine of Alexandrina was irreparably injured. At the age of 20, Alexandrina was completely paralyzed and became bedridden.

    At first Alexandrina prayed for a cure, but later she realized that suffering was going to be her vocation. She also realized that Jesus was a prisoner in the tabernacle, just as she was a prisoner in her bed of pain. Alexandrina begged Jesus to accept her as a victim and agreed to suffer as much as she could endure for the conversion and salvation of sinners.

    After offering herself as victim, Alexandrina’s pain increased greatly. She offered up her suffering using the prayer taught by Our Lady in Fatima: “O 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.”

    In 1931, Alexandrina experienced her first ecstasy. Jesus confirmed her vocation as a victim soul by saying, “Love, suffer and make reparation.”

Intense suffering

    On September 6, 1934, Alexandrina received an invitation from Jesus, “Give me your hands, because I want to nail them with mine. Give me your feet, because I want to nail them to my feet. Give me your head, because I want to crown it with thorns as they did to me. Give me your heart, because I want to pierce it with a lance as they pierced mine. Consecrate your body to me; offer yourself wholly to me … Help me in the redemption of mankind.”

    Alexandrina gave her consent to the invitation of Jesus, and she experienced a period of even more intense suffering. She experienced the attacks of the devil, and began to see terrifying visions and hear blasphemous cries. Satan frequently urged Alexandrina to end her suffering by committing suicide. Alexandrina overcame these trials by obeying her spiritual director.

    Jesus explained to Alexandrina the importance of her suffering, “My daughter, suffering is the key to Heaven. I have endured so much to open Heaven to all mankind, but for many it was in vain. They say ‘I want to enjoy life, I have come into the world only for enjoyment.’ They say ‘Hell does not exist.’ I have died for them, and they say they did not ask me to do so. They have formed heresies against me. In order to save them, I select certain souls and lay the cross on their shoulders. Happy the soul who understands the value of suffering! My cross is sweet if carried for love of me … I chose you from your mother’s womb. I watch over you in your great difficulties. It was I who chose them for you, that I might have a victim to offer me much reparation. Lean on my Sacred Heart and find therein strength to suffer everything.”






















20130916 Pope consecrated Russia 教宗奉獻俄國

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady predicted that she would come to ask for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

Grace and mercy
On June 13, 1929, Sister Lucia of Fatima had an important vision at her convent in Tuy, Spain. She wrote, “I had sought and obtained permission from my superiors and confessor to make a Holy Hour from 11 o’clock until midnight every Thursday-to-Friday night.
“Being alone one night, I knelt near the altar rails in the middle of the chapel and, prostrate, I prayed the prayers of the angel. Feeling tired, I then stood up and continued to say the prayers with my arms in the form of a cross. The only light was that of the sanctuary lamp.
“Suddenly the whole chapel was illuminated by a supernatural light, and above the altar appeared a cross of light, reaching to the ceiling. In a brighter light on the upper part of the cross could be seen the face of a man, and his body as far as the waist; upon his breast was a dove of light; nailed to the cross was the body of another man.
“A little below the waist, I could see a chalice and a large host suspended in the air, onto which drops of blood were falling from the face of Jesus crucified and from the wound in His side. These drops ran down onto the host and fell into the chalice.
“Beneath the right arm of the cross was Our Lady, and in her hand was her Immaculate Heart. (It was Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in her left hand, without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames.) Under the left arm of the cross large letters, as if of crystal clear water, which ran down upon the altar, formed these words: ‘Grace and Mercy.’
“I understood that it was the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity which was shown to me, and I received lights about this mystery which I am not permitted to reveal.
“Our Lady then said to me: ‘The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the bishops of the world, to make the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means.
“There are so many souls whom the justice of God condemns for sins committed against me that I have come to ask reparation: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”
The vision is a summary of the essentials of our Catholic Faith, and the message from Our Lady concerns the future of the world.
In 1948 Sister Lucia transferred from the Sisters of St. Dorothy to the Carmelite community in Coimbra, Portugal, where she lived out the message of Fatima as a contemplative nun for the rest of her life.

Consecration by Pope
Pope John Paul II, with the bishops of the world, consecrated the world and Russia to the Immaculate Heart on March 25, 1984.
In the summer of 1989 Father Robert Fox, the editor of the Immaculate Heart Messenger, publicized that Sister Lucia had said that God had accepted the collegial consecration of March 25, 1984, and “the Lord will keep His word.”
Then, in the fall of 1989, the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe began.
Sister Lucia died on Feb. 13, 2005, at the age of 97. Before breathing her last, she said, “For the Holy Father! … Our Lady, Our Lady, Holy Angels, Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus! We are going, we are going.”
“Where?” asked Mother Celina.
“To heaven….”
“With whom?” asked Mother Celina.
“With Our Lord … Our Lady … and the little shepherds.”





















20130909 Lucia consoled the Immaculate Heart 路濟亞安慰聖母聖心

On May 13, 1917, Our Lady said to Lucia, “You will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will comfort you.” Within a few years of the apparitions, Lucia experienced the sadness of loneliness.

Death of loved ones
Francisco died on April 4, 1919. Lucia wrote, “I cannot describe how I miss him. This grief is a sad thorn pricking my heart for endless years.”
After the death of Francisco, Lucia’s father also died. He was a strong man, but within 20 hours double pneumonia suddenly ended his life.
Lucia shouted alone in her room, “My God, my God, I never imagined you had in store for me so much suffering! But I will suffer this for your love, in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Holy Father, and for the conversion of sinners.”
The health of Jacinta was worsening, and it was decided she would go to Lisbon for treatment. After the departure of Jacinta, Lucia went away and hid in a rocky cave to relieve her grief alone with God by shedding copious tears.
Jacinta died on Feb. 20, 1920. The Fatima church bells began to toll. Lucia knew that the tolling must be for the death of Jacinta. She ran away to a lonely place and flung herself upon the ground and wept as if her heart would break. It was only towards nightfall that she returned home, her eyes red from crying.
For a long time the sadness of Lucia seemed to grow greater and greater. When the cemetery was open, she would spend long hours sitting close to Francisco’s or her father’s tombstone.

First Saturdays
The bishop decided to send Lucia to a school at Oporto run by the Sisters of St. Dorothy. With a heavy and sorrowful heart, Lucia left Fatima on June 16, 1921.
In 1925, Lucia joined the order of St. Dorothy.
On Dec. 10, 1925, Our Lady appeared to Lucia with the Infant Jesus. Our Lady said, “Look, my daughter, at my heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude.
“You at least try to console me, and say that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the rosary, and keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”
The infant Jesus told Lucia on Feb. 15, 1926, that people can go to confession on another day other than the first Saturday, provided they are in the state of grace when receiving Communion and have the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
On the night between May 29 and 30, 1930, Our Lord revealed that the purpose of the five first Saturdays devotion is to make reparation for the five ways in which people offend and blaspheme against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

— People blaspheme against the Immaculate Conception.
— People blaspheme against her Virginity.
— People blaspheme against her Divine Maternity, refusing to accept her as the Mother of all mankind.
— People try publicly to implant in children’s hearts indifference, contempt, and even hatred for this Immaculate Mother.
— People insult her sacred status directly.

Our Lord also told Lucia that the practice of this devotion would be equally accepted on the Sunday after the first Saturday, when, for just motive, priests allow it.

























  1. 攻擊聖母的始胎無玷;
  2. 攻擊聖母的卒世童貞;
  3. 攻擊聖母為天主之母的道理,並拒絕接受她是世人的母親;
  4. 公然在兒童心中播下對無玷聖母的冷漠、輕視、和仇恨;
  5. 在聖母聖像前辱罵聖母。




20130902 Little Jacinta offered sacrifices 小雅仙達奉獻犧牲

Blessed Jacinta Marto was deeply impressed by the secret of Fatima given on July 13, 1917. The first part of the secret was the vision of hell, the second part was the devotion to the Immaculate Heart, and the third part was the suffering of the Holy Father. The secret shaped the spiritual life of little Jacinta.

Concern for sinners
Jacinta was greatly impressed by the vision of hell. Frequently she sat and meditated, and would cry out, “Hell! Hell! How sorry I am for the souls that are going to hell! And people burn there alive, like wood in fire!” Sometimes she said, “So many falling into hell! So many in hell!”
To reassure Jacinta, Lucia said, “Don’t be afraid. You are going to heaven!” Jacinta answered, “Yes, I am going there, but I also want everyone to go there!” At times Jacinta would not eat in order to offer her sacrifice for sinners who eat too much.
Even when sick, Jacinta would go to Mass on weekdays. Lucia said, “Jacinta, don’t. You aren’t able, and it’s not Sunday today.”
Jacinta answered, “It doesn’t matter. I will go for sinners who don’t go even on Sundays.”

Heart of Mary
Jacinta had a great devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She said to Lucia, “That lady said that her Immaculate Heart was your refuge and the road which will lead you to God. Aren’t you thrilled! Her heart is so good and I love it!”
Jacinta’s favourite ejaculatory prayer was “Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.” Sometimes Jacinta picked flowers in the fields and sang with a tune she had just made up: “Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation! Immaculate Heart of Mary, convert sinners, save souls from hell!”

The Holy Father
Jacinta had a great love for the Holy Father. One day she had a vision of the Pope. She said, “I saw the Holy Father in a very large house, kneeling before a table with his face in his hands. He was crying. Many people were in front of the house; some were throwing stones, while others were cursing him and using foul language. Poor Holy Father. We need to pray a lot for him!”
Another time she said, “Don’t you see many highways, so many roads, and fields full of dead people trickling blood? So many people weeping with hunger, for they have nothing to eat? And the Holy Father praying in a church before the Immaculate Heart of Mary? And many people praying with him?”
At her beatification ceremony in 2000, Pope John Paul II thanked Jacinta for praying and making sacrifices for the Holy Father.

Sickness and death
Our Lady appeared to Jacinta and foretold that she would go to Lisbon to a hospital, die alone, and be taken into heaven.
When Jacinta left for Lisbon, she hugged Lucia’s neck for a long time and said, crying, “We shall never meet again. Pray for me a lot until I go to heaven, and afterwards I will pray a lot for you…. Love Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary a great deal, and make many sacrifices for sinners.”
In Lisbon, Our Lady visited Jacinta. She told Jacinta that:
The sins which lead most people to hell are sins of impurity.
Luxuries have to be put aside.
People must not be obstinate in sin, as they had been until then.
People must perform great penances.
The Heart of Jesus wishes the Heart of Mary to be venerated at His side. Let them ask for peace through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for God has given it to her.

















  •  令最多人下地獄是不潔的罪。
  •  要摒棄奢華逸樂。
  • 人們必須停止固執於罪惡的現狀。
  • 人們必須多做補贖。
  • 耶穌切望聖心無玷聖心與祂至聖聖心一起被尊敬。讓他們要向瑪利亞無玷聖心祈求和平,因為天主已將和平交給聖母。


20130826 Francisco consoled Jesus 小方濟安慰耶穌

The last three weeks, the summer break for The B.C. Catholic, allowed me to spend time building a new website for my own Precious Blood Parish (
I found that the process of building a website was valuable for me as a pastor, for it allowed me to look at all the areas of the parish and to reflect on what are really the most important things in parish life.
The most important thing for each parish is the conversion and sanctification of the people. On the website I tried to bring out the message of the universal call to holiness with holy pictures.
On the page about the parish children’s group there are pictures of young saints, including a photo of the three children of Fatima. My prayer and hope is that there will be saints among our young parishioners.
I would like to invite you to visit our new parish website, and from there you can also find my previous B.C. Catholic articles on the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima. These three weeks we are going to look at the lives of each of the Fatima children.
Prayer, sacrifice, making reparation for sins, and praying for the conversion of sinners are the key messages of Our Lady in Fatima. Francisco seemed to focus more on making reparation through prayer, while Jacinta seemed to focus more on making sacrifices for the conversion of sinners.

Praying alone
After the apparitions of Our Lady in 1917, Francisco loved to spend time praying alone. Sometimes Lucia asked him, “Francisco, why don’t you come and pray with Jacinta and me?” He answered, “I’d rather pray alone, to think and to console Our Lord. He is so sad!”
One day Lucia asked, “Francisco, which do you like better, to console Our Lord or to convert sinners so that no more souls go to hell?”
He answered, “I’d rather console Our Lord. Didn’t you take notice of how sad Our Lady was last month when she said not to offend Our Lord, because He was much offended already? I want to console Our Lord first and then convert sinners so that they won’t offend Him any more.”

Hidden Jesus
The children referred to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist as “the Hidden Jesus.”
Sometimes when Lucia went to school, Francisco would say, “Look, you go to school and I will stay here in church near the Hidden Jesus. It isn’t worth the trouble for me to learn to read. Shortly I’m going to heaven. When you came back from school, call me.”
Francisco would then spend hours in hiding, praying before the tabernacle.
When Francisco fell sick, Lucia would visit him on her way to school. He said, “Look, go to church, and give my best regards to the Hidden Jesus — it hurts me that I can’t go to church any more — and stay there for a while with the Hidden Jesus.”

Final illness
Francisco was happy and cheerful in his sickness. Lucia asked him, “Do you suffer much, Francisco?” He answered, “Quite a bit, but it doesn’t matter. I suffer to console Our Lord, and shortly I shall go to heaven!”
When Francisco was very sick he asked Lucia and Jacinta to help him to recall his sins so that he could make his confession before receiving Holy Communion.
The day after his confession, Francisco received Holy Communion. He said to Jacinta, “Today I am happier than you, for I have within my breast the Hidden Jesus. I am going to heaven, but there I will pray a great deal to Our Lord and Our Lady that they may take you there soon.” Francisco also promised not to forget Lucia in heaven.
The next day, Friday, April 9, 1919, Our Lady took Francisco to heaven.

本報刊三個星期的休假,讓我有時間建立我本堂、耶穌寶血堂(Precious Blood Parish)、的網站(,歡迎大家瀏覽。































20130729 Sun danced in Fatima 艷陽火舞

During the apparitions in July, August, and September, Our Lady promised the children of Fatima that she would perform a miracle in October. Heavy rains had fallen from the evening before into the morning hours of October 13, 1917. Despite the heavy downpour, there was a massive crowd.


Lucia wrote, “My mother, fearing that this might be the last day of my life, with her heart lacerated by the uncertainty of what might happen, decided to go with me.”


On their way to the Cova da Iria, the children had to walk through the massive crowd. Many people begged the children to present their petitions to Our Lady. Upon arriving, Lucia asked the people to put down their umbrellas and to pray the Rosary.


Dialogue with Mary


Shortly after that, the children saw Our Lady over the holm oak. Lucia asked, “What do you want of me?” Our Lady said, “I want to tell you to have them build a chapel here in my honor; I am the Lady of the Rosary. Let them continue to say the Rosary every day. The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes.”


Lucia then presented the petitions of the people saying, “I have many things to ask of you. The cure of some sick persons, the conversion of some sinners, etc.” Our Lady responded, “Some, yes, others, no. It is necessary that they amend their lives, and ask pardon for their sins.”


Then with a sad expression on her face, Our Lady said, “Do not offend God Our Lord any more, for He is already deeply offended.” The sorrowful look and sad tone of Our Lady remained vivid in the memory of Lucia until the end of her life.


Miraculous signs


            Our Lady opened her hands, and light emerging from them reflected on the sun. While Our Lady was ascending, the light continued to be projected from her on the sun itself. Lucia, therefore, cried out, “Look at the sun!”


The three children saw the promised vision of the Holy Family and Lucia also saw Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Lucia wrote, “When our Lady disappeared in the immense distance of the sky, next to the sun we saw Saint Joseph holding the Child Jesus and our Lady dressed in white with a blue mantle. Saint Joseph and the Child seemed to be blessing the world, making the sign of the cross. Shortly after this vision had vanished, I saw our Lord and our Lady who reminded me of Our Lady of Sorrows. Our Lord was blessing the world just the same way as Saint Joseph. This vision vanished too, and it seemed to me I again saw our Lady dressed as our Lady of Mount Carmel.”


The apparition of the Holy Family is a call for the sanctification of families, and the apparition of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a call to wear the brown scapular.


Meanwhile, the crowd saw the “dancing of the sun”. The sun turned around and descended three times as if it were going to crash into the people. It gave off all shades of colors. Then the sun ascended back to its place, and re-descended three times. Thinking the end of the world had come, some cried aloud: “O Jesus! We are all going to die!” “Our Lady, help us!” Others begged for the forgiveness of their sins.


After eight to ten minutes the sun returned to normal; the people found that their wet cloths and the ground had become dry. Many became believers of the apparitions on that day.