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If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory. For even if you are now on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil…sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul. If–you say the Rosary devoutly every day of your life.~St. Louis De Montfort

Sixth & Last Apparition of Our LadyOCTOBER 13, 1917As on the other occasions, the seers, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, first saw a bright light, and then they saw Our Lady over the holm oak.Lucia:What does Your Grace wish of me?Our Lady:I wish to tell you that I want a chapel built here in my honor.I am the Lady of the Rosary. Continue to pray the rosary every day.The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes.Lucia:I have many things to ask you: if you would cure some sick persons, and if you would convert some sinners…Our Lady: Some yes, others no. They must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins.Becoming sadder, she added, “Let them offend Our Lord no more for He is already much offended.”Then, opening her hands, Our Lady shone the light issuing from them onto the sun, and as she rose, her own radiance continued to be cast onto the sun.At that moment, Lucia cried,”Look at the sun!”Once Our Lady had disappeared in the expanse of the firmament, three scenes followed in succession, symbolizing first the joyful mysteries of the rosary, then the sorrowful mysteries, and, finally, the glorious mysteries.Lucia alone saw the three scenes; Francisco and Jacinta saw only the first.The first scene:Saint Joseph appeared beside the sun with the Child Jesus and Our Lady of the Rosary. It was the Holy Family. The Virgin was dressed in white with a blue mantle. Saint Joseph was also dressed in white, and the Child Jesus in light red.Saint Joseph blessed the crowd, making the Sign of the Cross three times.The Child Jesus did the same.The second scene:A vision of Our Lady of Sorrows, without the sword in her breast, and of Our Lord overwhelmed with sorrow on the way to Calvary.Our Lord made the Sign of the Cross to bless the people.Lucia could only see the upper part of Our Lord’s body.The third scene:Finally, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, crowned queen of heaven and earth, appeared in a glorious vision holding the Child Jesus near her heart.While these scenes took place, the great throng of 70,000 spectators witnessed the miracle of the sun.It had rained all during the apparition.At the end of the conversation between Our Lady and Lucia – when the Blessed Virgin rose and Lucia shouted,”Look at the sun!” – the clouds parted, revealing the sun as an immense silver disk shining with an intensity never before seen – though not blinding.This lasted only an instant.Then the immense disk began to “dance.”The sun spun rapidly like a gigantic circle of fire.Then it stopped momentarily, only to begin spinning vertiginously again.Its rim became scarlet; whirling, it scattered red flames across the sky.Their light was reflected on the ground, on the trees, on the bushes, and on the faces and clothing of the people, which took on brilliant hues and changing colors.After performing this bizarre pattern three times, the globe of fire seemed to tremble, shake, and then plunge in a zigzag toward the terrified crowd.All this lasted about ten minutes.Finally, the sun zigzagged back to its original place and once again became still and brilliant, shining with its normal brightness.The cycle of the apparitions had ended.Many people noticed that their clothes, soaking wet from the rain, had suddenly dried.The miracle of the sun was also seen by numerous witnesses up to twenty-five miles away from the place of the apparition.The Fatima apparitions were:”without doubt, the most prophetic of all modern apparitions.”— Pope Benedict XVI

Day 9 OfNOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARYBegins September 28Ends October 6Feast October 7Day 9– The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary“. . . if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc. . . .”–Our Lady of FatimaNovena Prayer:O Mary Immaculate, who at Fatima in 1917 warned the world through Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta of a terrible chastisement, and in 1973 in New Orleans wept with the abandon of a heartbroken mother, how truly devastating must be the sight of the world in our own days! What moral aberrations have been embraced in the years since you wept! Thou art truly the Mother of Sorrows!But thou art also that “woman clothed with the sun” chosen by God the Father to be the Mother of His Only-Begotten Son and espoused by God the Holy Ghost. Thy “Fiat” launched the work of redemption, thy intercession, the first public miracle of the Son of God, and in thy company the Apostles received the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. Fill our souls with a total and unwavering confidence in the fulfillment of thy prophesy at Fatima: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!”(Here mention your request)Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, pray for us.Prayer For Each DayMy dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena:(Mention your request).I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God’s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.I offer you this spiritual Bouquet of Roses because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.( Conclude with the Holy Rosary ).The End.Thank you so much for your active participation in the Novena.May God grant you abundant grace from the fullness of our Lady’s grace through Christ Our Lord Amen.

Day 9 OfNOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARYBegins September 28Ends October 6Feast October 7Day 9– The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary“. . . if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal, the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc. . . .”–Our Lady of FatimaNovena Prayer:O Mary Immaculate, who at Fatima in 1917 warned the world through Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta of a terrible chastisement, and in 1973 in New Orleans wept with the abandon of a heartbroken mother, how truly devastating must be the sight of the world in our own days! What moral aberrations have been embraced in the years since you wept! Thou art truly the Mother of Sorrows!But thou art also that “woman clothed with the sun” chosen by God the Father to be the Mother of His Only-Begotten Son and espoused by God the Holy Ghost. Thy “Fiat” launched the work of redemption, thy intercession, the first public miracle of the Son of God, and in thy company the Apostles received the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. Fill our souls with a total and unwavering confidence in the fulfillment of thy prophesy at Fatima: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!”(Here mention your request)Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, pray for us.Prayer For Each DayMy dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena:(Mention your request).I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God’s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.I offer you this spiritual Bouquet of Roses because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.( Conclude with the Holy Rosary ).The End.Thank you so much for your active participation in the Novena.May God grant you abundant grace from the fullness of our Lady’s grace through Christ Our Lord Amen.

Day 7 OfOUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY NOVENABegins September 28Ends October 6Feast October 7Day 7– The Vision of Hell“Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth.Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear.The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent.”LuciaNovena Prayer:O Mary Immaculate, who at Fatima showed Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta a brief – but terrifying – glimpse of Hell, preserve us from its ravishing flames, ”O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell.”How generous was their response to thy maternal plea to “’Pray, pray much, and sacrifice for sinners, for many souls go to Hell because there is no one to offer sacrifices and pray for them.”O Mother of Mercy, in thee God clothed Himself in our humanity that He might redeem us from sin and open for us the gates of Paradise. The immeasurable suffering of His Passion and Death should evince from our souls a love commensurate with the abandon with which He shed His Precious Blood, and yet we persist in our sins. Shake us from our spiritual lethargy by this vision of Hell and move us to heed thy motherly plea to amend our own lives and pray for sinners.(Here mention your request)Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, pray for us.Prayer For Each DayMy dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena:(Mention your request).I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God’s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.I offer you this spiritual Bouquet of Roses because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.Conclude with the Holy Rosary

DAY 1. NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Begin. 4th – 12th October
October 13th, Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Portugal.
 
Day 1: First Secret of Fatima

Reflection
In July of 1917, Our Lady of Fatima granted the children a frightening vision of hell and said sadly, “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” “As horrible as are the physical chastisements associated with man’s disobedient rebellion before God, infinitely more horrible are the spiritual chastisements for they have to do with the fruit of grievous sin: eternal death. As is clear, only the Faith, which places man in the relationship of unity of heart with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the mediation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, can save man from the spiritual chastisements which rebellion against God necessarily brings upon its perpetrators and upon the whole of both society and the Church.”- Cardinal Raymond Burke

Intention
Let us petition Our Lady of Fatima to hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world and in our families.

Novena Prayer for 9 consecutive days

Most Holy Virgin, you appeared at Fatima and revealed, to the three little shepherds, the treasures of graces hidden in the reciting of the Rosary. Inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption, we may gather its fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, and the conversion of non-believers throughout the world. O Holy Mary, I also ask for the favor that I now so earnestly seek.
(Share your request…)
O Mary, may that which I ask in this novena, be for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of all people. Amen.

Say: Our Father… (x3), Hail Mary… (x3) and Glory Be… (x3) Amen.