October 13, 2020
103rd Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we remember the great sign given at Fatima, the miracle of the sun which proved that Our Lady was present. Our Lady initiated a plan for the salvation of souls at Fatima, hoping to stem the devasting attack that Satan had launched against mankind in the 20th Century. Though there were many who responded, it was not enough to stop the enemy and that century was to be the most violent and turbulent century yet for mankind.
But as you will see in this message from August, 1991, God did not give up on us! He continued to pour out His Mercy, now through sending our Mother, Mary, to another poor, rural village, this time in Hercegovina! Our Lady’s presence in Medjugorje was to be the continuation of the plan for salvation that was begun in Fatima:
“Dear Children! Today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realized. Satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly. I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled. I call you, dear children, to now grasp the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save all souls and present them to God. Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (August 25, 1991)
Now, in 2020, we are gathered around Our Lady of Medjugorje, to continue this call to prayer and sacrifice, so that the secrets begun in Fatima may be realized. Let us not flag in zeal now, not now! We must remain firm!
It helps me to hear these words of prophecy from Sr. Lucia of Fatima given to Fr. Fuentes in 1957:
“Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world (‘Last times’ isn’t necessarily the same as ‘end of the world’), but She made me understand this for three reasons:
“The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Also from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility.
“The second reason is because She said to my cousins as well as to myself that God is giving two last remedies to the world. These are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the last two remedies, which signify that there will not be others.
“The third reason is because in the plans of Divine Providence God always, before He is about to punish the world, exhausts all other remedies.
“The two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice. Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the private life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, of the religious communities or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be resolved through the prayer of the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Through the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls. Finally, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon and as the sure door through which we are to enter Heaven.” (See P.S.)
Today, may we turn with faith to Our Lady and commit ourselves to her plan. May we pray the Rosary with faith, throughout the day! May we offer little sacrifices for the sake of souls. And may we pray with great hope that Our Lady’s plan will be fulfilled!!
“Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized.”
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2020
P.S. On December 26, 1957, Sr. Lucia gave this testimony to Father Augustine Fuentes, postulator of the cause for the beatification of the Fatima visionaries, Francisco and Jacinta. Though published in 1957 with the approval of ecclesiastical authority, two years later its dissemination was suppressed. (The Fourth Secret of Fatima, Antonio Socci, Loreto Publications, 2009, pp. 99 – 102).