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Tuesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time and the Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun




Responsorial Psalm


R. (41a) Let your mercy come to me, O Lord.



REFLECTION


Let your mercy come to me, O Lord. (Ps 119:41a)


One hundred and three years ago, Our Lady of the Rosary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. She appeared to them six times and delivered these messages.


May 13, 1917

“Please don’t be afraid of me. I’m not going to harm you.”

“I come from heaven.”

“I want you to return here on the 13th of each month for the next six months, and at the very same hour. Later I shall tell you who I am and what it is that I most desire. And I shall return here yet a seventh time.”

“Will you offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings he sends you? In atonement for all the sins that offend him? And for the conversion of sinners? [The children said, “We will.”] Then you will have a great deal to suffer, but the grace of God will be with you and will strengthen you."

"Say the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war.”


June 13, 1917

“I want you to come here on the 13th of next month. I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day. And after each one of the mysteries, my children, I want you to pray in this way: ‘O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell. Take all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need.’ I want you to learn to read and write, and later I will tell you what else I want of you.”


July 13, 1917

“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.’”


August 19, 1917

( The children were detained by the town authorities in order to keep them from going to see Our Lady of the Rosary on the 13th day.)

“Pray; pray very much. Make sacrifices for sinners. Many souls go to hell because no one is willing to help them with sacrifice.”


September 13, 1917

“Continue the Rosary, my children. Say it every day that the war may end. In October Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. St. Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus to bless the world.”

“… In October I will perform a miracle so that all may believe.”


October 13, 1917

“I am the Lady of the Rosary.”

“… People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord anymore, for he is already too much offended!”

Then the “Miracle of the Sun” occurred, as Our Lady promised.


Our Lady did appear a seventh time on December 10, 1925, when Lucia was a postulant in Spain. She appeared with her heart exposed encircled with a crown of thorns. She asked Lucia to offer Mass on five consecutive first Saturdays, go to confession, receive communion, and pray five decades of the rosary while meditating on the mysteries for a quarter of an hour in reparation for the blasphemies and ingratitude that Our Lady's heart suffers.


Let your mercy come to me, O Lord. (Ps 119:41a)


Our Lord, in his mercy sent us his beloved Mother to warn us and ask us to pray for repentance and to pray for the pardon of our sins.


Have we satisfied Our Lord?


Have we consoled Our Mother?


We must pray the rosary daily. In our PAPA handbook on page 21 (3.1.c),we recommend that all members pray the rosary every day. In our consecration, we promise to make sacrifice of all our sufferings to pray for priests (page 27).


Let us continue to pray our PAPA Prayer for Priests, pray the rosary daily, and offer our sacrifices for all sinners. "“… People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord anymore, for he is already too much offended!”


BJP - Breath in Jesus and breath out Mercy. (7 times)



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