On this Day,1917, Our Lady appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal. She appeared the 13th of each month for 6 months on which day she Gave a miracle to over 80,000 witnesses. Called the Miracle of the Sun. The event was recorded in newspapers all over the world including the New York Times. She stated many things durning the apparition here are just a few.
1. Pray for the Conversion of Sinners
2. She stated that we must pray the Rosary Every day
3. She gave the children a Vision of Hell, and gave them a prayer to pray for the poor souls in purgatory and for those in danger of being damned to hell.
4. End of WW1
5. That if men would... not turn back from God that a greater and even worse war would break out, and we would know by a night with a strange " unknown" light in the sky. On January 25, 1938 there was a light seen all across Europe and as far south as Southern Australia, Sicily, Portugal and across the Atlantic to Bermuda and Southern California. It was also seen from Airplanes, and was described as "A Curtain of shimmering Fire".One year later, WWII Began.
6. For the consecration to her Immaculate heart, especially Russia to be converted .. She said "Russias Evils" were going to be spread throughout the world... ( Meaning Communism) If not.
7. That the Holy Father would be shot.( Keep in mind that this was a secret, and no one knew till it was released by the Vatican). John Paul II was Shot on This feast day, May 13 1981. It narrowly missed his heart. "One hand shot the bullet.. another one guided it" jp2
If this was the case back then.. how much more of a need do we have now! Pray the Rosary, Consecrate your self to Our lady, Pray for the conversion of sinners, and Come back to her Son.. a loving and Forgiving God.