My husband and I just got back from a week in Fatima and I am so excited to share a little about it with you.
Now, I bet that most of you have very little interest in the details of our travels, so instead of blabbing on and on about that, this episode shares three key ideas from Fatima that are just as relevant for those that have never travel there. These ideas are also just as important today as they were 100 years ago when Mary appeared to 3 poor children as they watched their sheep.
Here are the three ideas discussed in this episode:
While in Fatima I couldn’t help marvel at the fact that Mary choose to appear to children, just as she had done in Lourdes. And choose to tell secrets to children. She showed them Hell and talked about the need for suffering…with children.
There is a part of me that thinks this is a bit odd. Aren’t these adult topics? But as I reflect on this I think that perhaps children are the only ones not too busy and stressed and therefore actual able to see and hear Mary. Fatima is a powerful call, just like The Little Way, to strive to be child-like in our faith.
2. Redemptive Suffering
Years after Fatima, Lucia wrote down the words that Mary spoke when she appeared. Over and over again, she asked the children if they were willing to suffer because suffering has real power. Our suffering, if offered to her, can help to save souls and repair the damages done to her Immaculate Heart.
The call to penance and suffering is real.
And finally, in all her words at Fatima, Mary is very clear that we need to pray. And, we need to pray the Rosary.
On this note, it was an honor to carry the petitions of over 750 people with me to Fatima. I dedicated an entire afternoon to going through those petitions and continue to carry your needs in my heart.
If you are looking to learn more about the Message of Fatima, I encourage you to read this book: Fatima for Today.
And finally, as I mentioned at the end of this episode, I am currently enrolling women in my community. Prayerfully consider joining.
For more information and to enroll, head here: https://www.catholicsprouts.com/community
Your sister in Christ,