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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - October 10, 1947, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia i am the lady of the Rosary i t will be 30 years on monday october 13, since our lady appeared for the sixth and last time to three children in a place called Covada iria near Fatima Portugal. She was seen Only by the children talked Only with them but her words Are for the entire world. What happened at Fatima in May 13, 1917, our lady appeared to three children minding their sheep in a hollow called Covada iria in the Parish of Fatima Portugal. The children were Lucy Dos Santos ten years old Jacinta Marto seven and her brother fran Cis nine. Our lady spoke with the children telling them to do penance to Honor her immaculate heart and to say the Rosary. She asked them to return to that spot on the 13th of each month until october. This the children did except in August when they could not go to the rendezvous on the 13th because they had been imprisoned to prevent it they went instead on the 19thand each time our lady spoke to them about Many things but above All urged them to say the Rosary and induce others to say it. The children s parents at first Dis believed them and tried very hard to make them own up to the suspected hoax. The Public authorities very anti Catholic browbeat threatened and even imprisoned them. The children remained steadfast and showed a wonderful growth in piety and virtue. Our lady who had not at first revealed her identity told them that she would make known to them who she was and perform a great Miracle on october 13. On that Day she said to them i am the lady of the Rosary gave them instructions about their apostolate and disclosed a series of visions to them. Then the children and the crowd of seventy thousand which had Assem bled there saw a most marvellous sight. The Sun sent out great streamers of coloured Light spun dizzily in the sky seemed to fall with Zig Zag motion towards the Earth. Every one there and Many people up to a distance of Twenty five Miles away saw this spectacle which lasted 12 minutes. Several of the portuguese papers had sent reporters to Fatima and the mysterious phenomenon was fully reported in the press throughout Portugal. What did our lady say four lady s message was to sum updo penance say the Rosary Honor the immaculate heart of Mary. Here Are some of her words i am our lady of the Rosary. Men must Amend their lives and ask Pardon for their sins. Men must no longer offend our divine lord already so much offended. They must say the the sins of the world Are too great the sins which Lead most souls to hell Are sins of the flesh. Men must do penance if they Amend their lives our lord will still Pardon the world but if they do not the chastisement will " you must recite the Rosary every Day in Honor of the blessed Virgin to obtain the end of the War through her intercession because she alone can come to your # our lady asked that after each decade of the Rosary this prayer should be added "0, my Jesus for give us our sins save us from the fire of hell and Lead All souls to heaven especially those who have most need of your you must say the Rosary every Jesus. Wishes to spread in the world Devotion to my immaculate my immaculate heart will finally if my requests Are granted concerning Devotion to her immaculate heart Russia will be converted and there will be what happened to the children p Ujj Rancis and Jacinta died of Spanish influenza aged 10 years and 9 months and almost 10 years respectively. Both showed Marvel Lous piety and fortitude and were very Happy to die. Fifteen years later Jacinta s body was found to be i corrupt. The work preparatory to the introduction of her cause of can ionisation has begun. Lucy in 1925, entered a Convent in Spain As a Lay sister. She is still living. What proof have we that Fatima is Genu Hep 1. The children s virtue and con Stancy. They were fearless in their claims even when imprisoned and threatened with death. 2. The great Miracle of the Sun seen by every person in a crowd of 70,000. Many thousands of those witnesses Are still alive. 3. The Bishop in whose diocese Fatima is situated having made a Long and absolutely thorough investigation officially declared in 19291 that the visions of the Chil Dren were worthy of credence. 2 the it he authorised the Devo Tion to our lady of Fatima. 4. The Pope in 1942, consecrated the world and Russia in particular to the immaculate heart of Mary obviously influenced by our lady s request. He also extended the feast of the immaculate heart to the uni Versal Church. 5. The Prosperity and Tranquillity that have come to Portugal since the people of that country have largely accepted Fatima and Practised the devotions that were recommended. Our lady of Fatima the three children from left to right Jacinta Framcisco and a Yuexia. What has Fatima got to do with us ? Patima shows us our lady Al ways our Mother always eager that Christ should be loved and served properly always anxious for the Well being of the world and the salvation of souls. Fatima does not inaugurate some new Devotion. It insists on the ancient injunction do penance. It tells us to turn our eyes to the immaculate heart of Mary the sinless heart the heart that loved and loves god with an unspotted love so that we May learn How to love him too. Above All it re emphasises the value of the Rosary. Our lady said to St. Dominic when she taught him the Rosary 750 years ago go and preach the Rosary and the enemy of All Good will be at Fatima in our own Day she says soft must say the Rosary every

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