During his last apparition which occured during the autumn 1916, the Angel of Peace only taught to the young sighted children the following prayer
“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He, Himself is offended. And I draw upon the infinite merits of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that You might convert poor sinners.”
He made them repeat it three times, before giving them the Sacred Host on the tongue. Then he said:
"Eat and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Make reparation for their crimes and console your God”. Then he made them repeat again three times the same prayer.
It is really extraordinary to notice that in his last words, the Angel mentions the two hearts of Jesus and Mary. During the apparition of the spring, he had already said: “the Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications”. So, according to Him, these two hearts are always united.
But what is more extraordinary is to see that he clearly speaks about the “Immaculate Heart of Mary”. Thus, the Angel was preparing the little sighted children to what the Blessed Virgin will confide two times to them the following year: “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart”.
By doing this, the Angel only confirms a constant teaching of the Church and of the Heaven. Indeed, since the apostolic times, the Church always believed and taught that the Blessed Virgin was born without any breath of the original sin. What is more, since the 19th century, the Heaven confirmed several times that point of the catholic faith.
The first time was on November, 27th 1830, rue du Bac in Paris. The Blessed Virgin appeared to Saint Catherine Labouré, a Daughter of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. During the apparition, an oval formed around the apparition, and this invocation was written around: “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.” (See also the story of the apparitions on the website of the chapelle de la Médaille Miraculeuse). If Mary is “conceived without sin”, so her heart has always been immaculate.
Six years later, on December, 3rd 1836 (a first Saturday of the month), Fr. Desgenettes, priest of Notre-Dame des Victoires in Paris, during his daily Mass, whereas he was complaining about the poor results of his apostolate, he heard an inner voice saying to him: “Consecrate your parish to the Very Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary”. After the mass, back home, he decided to do it and immediately wrote the status of Archconfraternity of the Very Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary (see also the website of the Basilica Notre Dame des Victoires). From then on, the parish completely changed.
For years later, once again, Justine Bisqueyburu, a young sister from the noviciate of the Daughters of the Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, got the favor of several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin. On September, 8th, Our Lady appeared to her keeping in her right hand a heart from which ardent flames came through and in her left hand a green scapular on which was represented a heart pierced by a sword, with around it, in an oval shape, the following invocation: “Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death”. (See the story of the apparition on the website Notre-Dame de Nazareth).
At least, in 1858, Our Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. On March 25th, She confided to her in gascon, in the Massabielle cave: « Que soy era Immaculada Councepciou » (I am the Immaculate Conception). It was less than four years after the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Pius XI (bull Ineffabilis Deus of December, 8th 1854).
Here are four celestial manifestations which reveal the immaculate characteristic of the conception, as of the heart of Mary. Thus, the Angel of Fatima is the fifth messenger from Heaven to confirm it in less than two centuries. And the following year, Our Lady asked herself two times (on June, 13th, and on July, 13th) to the little shepherds to establish the devotion to her Immaculate Heart.
So, in front of such an insistence from the Sky, let’s put these two years before the centenary of the apparitions of Fatima to good use in order to discover or to deal with it in depth, and above all to put into practice the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (see the article about it), for example reciting before and after each Holy Communion the prayer taught by the Angel to the little shepherds.
In union of prayers by the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Yves de Lassus
Further information about our project
The CAP Fatima 2017 project not only has a name, but also a logo whom you can now see the last version.
As for any logo, all the elements forming it have their particular significance:
- The oval shape has been chosen to remind the shape of the miraculous medal and of the pictures of the green scapular, of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and of Our Lady of Pontmain.
- The main color is, of course, blue, which is, with the white color, one of the colors of Our Lady.
- The heart is the Immaculate Heart of Mary, recognizable by to the wound caused by the sword about which the old Symeon talked during the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, and which is represented on the miraculous medal and on the green scapular.
- The flames and the crown of thorns are the one which were surrounding the heart that Our Lady presented to the little sighted children on June, 13th 1917. The crown of thorns is put vertically around the Heart, according to what they saw.
- The thorns of the crown are jujube thorns (Zizyphus spina Christi); the crown of thorns the soldiers put on Our Lord’s head was made of that plant.
From September 17th to September 22nd, several members of the little team leading the project met in Fatima, at Our Lady’s feet. On the last day, the project has been consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, so as to obtain all the necessary graces to lead it where and how she wants. A short report will be put online in the days to come.
NB: the logo is due to the talented Mrs. Violaine Bernard, Viibe company (www.viibe.fr)