This book aims to be an answer to the requests of all those who want to know more profoundly the message and the spirituality of Fatima.
The first goal of the following lines is to consider, meditate, and comment on the words, gestures, and actions of Our Lady during these apparitions, but also the words of the Angel of Fatima, as well as the reaction of the three children and those faithful who were present at the Cova da Iria.
The second goal is to help the reader to apply the message of Our Lady to himself and to fulfill Her request for his own conversion, salvation, and sanctification.
The third goal is to penetrate the devotee of Fatima so much with the spiritual presence of the Immaculate Heart, so that he automatically wants to be an instrument in Her immaculate hands to make Her known, and to bring to Her footsteps as many “poor children of Eve” as possible. For many years, the “Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima” was the chosen instrument of the Immaculata to bring the message of Fatima to each home and the consequence was really a flood of conversions.
As we prepare the centenary of Her apparitions, let us again become faithful children of Our Heavenly Mother, imitating the spiritual life of the three children of Fatima. Let us gather around Her as a small army, to become bridges and channels through which She may pass her graces into the souls for their conversion and sanctification. Especially so, for the Knight of the Immaculata and the Legionary of Mary to be bound to be apostles of Fatima, to make Her known and loved by many!
Because of these eminent spiritual goals of this booklet, I wanted to focus the reader on the very events and its explanation. Therefore, neither footnotes nor references to the sources are noted here. All quotations and relations of the events are taken from the excellent book of Fr. Michel de la Trinite: “The Whole Truth About Fatima – Science and the Facts, volume I.”
Whoever desires to approach the Fatima event scientifically or historically, finds in this book a full bibliography and all necessary historical proof of the authenticity of the quotations in this booklet.
“O gentle Immaculate Heart of Mary, be my salvation!” (Preferred ejaculatory prayer of Jacinta)
Singapore, 7 March 2016
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TOWARDS FATIMA 2017
We, Knights of the Immaculata, desire to prepare the great jubilee of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima, as well as the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Militia Immaculatae. We want to bring to Her foot as many souls as possible, to be Her little army fighting for the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart, the victory of the apocalyptic woman over the dragon and it’s beasts.
As Knights of the Immaculata, we have to live according to the rules of the Militia Immaculatae, and therefore we must know what SHE, through Her instrument Saint Maximilian Kolbe, orders us to do. Therefore, each knight should read and meditate from the book “The Immaculata.”
As Apostles of Fatima, we have to answer to Her request that She gave to the three children in Fatima, and spread them as much as we can amongst the people, in order to ensure their salvation and bring them to Our Lord. Therefore, we must know the exact history of the apparitions, the words and deeds of Our Lady, as well as the life and messages of the three chosen by Her to transmit Her great message for the latter times of the world.