Friends of the Rosary:
Today, we remember the second apparition in Fatima. On June 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared for the second time to the three shepherd — Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta — children at the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal.
The Blessed Mother presented a whole spirituality centered on devotion to her Immaculate Heart. She said to Lucia: “Jesus wants to establish devotion in the world to my Immaculate Heart.”
Our Lady also asked to pray the Rosary daily, and she added the Fatima prayer that we recite after the Glory Be, at the end of each mystery.
In other apparitions, the Holy Virgin would stress to the children to pray for poor sinners.
On July 13, Our Lady would give the children this short prayer: “Make sacrifices for sinners, and say often, especially while making a sacrifice: O Jesus, this is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
Also today, we celebrate the memorial day of a popular saint, St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York
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