Transcript of Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima By: Michael Devlin, Eric Melso, and Andrew Rivera What is "Our Lady of Fatima"? Our Lady of Fatima is a famous apparition where Mary appeared to three children. This took place in Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1917 through October 13, 1917. The 13th of every month, for 6 months, Mary appeared. How did "Our Lady of Fatima" impact the lives of the children? The three children the Blessed Mother appeared to were Lucia Santos, Jacinta Marto, and Francisco Marto. They were three sheperd children who were just playing in the meadows when Mary appeared to them. Which Pope or bishop Approved this Apparition? What messages did Mary give the visionaries? Between May and October in 1917, in Fatima, Portugal, The Blessed Mother gave them a message for the world, which has since become known as the “Peace Plan from Heaven.” She warned men that if they did not change their lives, God would be forced to punish them through wars and other sufferings. Mary also gave the children three secrets. One secret was a vision of hell. The second secret was given to Lucia, Mary explained how to save souls. The third secret, which was also only revealed to Lucia, is still hidden. Some people believe it to be happening right now, as Mary had promised for all of them to happen in her lifetime. What was the reaction of the local Church and town? How can we live out the message of the Apparition? http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html http://www.cmri.org/message.htm The reaction from the local church and town of Fatima was unfortunately not a good one. Many people did not believe the three children, not even there own mother! The children were made fun of by their friends which you can imagine must be very difficult for them especially at their age. Some people thought they were crazy. Many people did go to the place were the apparitions were happening, and after seeing miracles like curing of the sick and the blind, they realized that they were not lying. On the last appearance of Mary, she made the sun dance, this converted almost everyone in the crowd, healed the blind, and for some people, caused a great terror as they thought they were going to die. Who did the Blessed Mother Appear to? The impact that the apparition had was very important on the lives of the three children. Mary said in one of the apparitions if the three children would suffer, they would save souls. At first, they where scared as any other child would be, but then they realized how many souls would be saved by the suffering. They were bullied by almost everyone that knew them, eventually, even having their own mother tell them they were crazy. The government of Fatima eventually captured the three children and put them in captivity where the prayed constantly hoping that they would be freed. Eventually, the government threatened to kill them if they did not tell them the secret, But they kept their faith and their promise to Mary. The government decided just to let them go, as killing three children would make them look extremely evil. Bishop Corriea was the first to approve the apparitions Full transcript
at Fatima, but it was also recognized by Pope Pius XI the same year. We can live out the message of "Our Lady of Fatima" several ways. The main way we must do this is to repent. All of the times Mary appeared to the three children she kept saying "Repent." Mary even went further by showing the children three visions, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. By listening and reading to what Lucia said, we can save souls through prayer. We could also visit the shrine at Fatima and pray their. At the shrine their have actually been accounts of people being cured. Many of which were the same on the last apparition of Mary, like people being able too see again, all types of cancer, and people being able to walk again. http://www.fatima.org/essentials/facts/bishapprov.asp Now for a video that explains what happened at the first apparition where Mary appeared to the three children. (Note this video was made by a person whose first language was not English, so the wording might seem a little weird). When is the Feast Day for "Our Lady of Fatima"? The Feast day for this Apparition is May 13.