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107th Anniversary of the Second Apparition

June 13, 2024
Post courtesy of
Rafael Villongco

June 13 - Today is the 107th Anniversary of the Second Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children: Saints Jacinta Marto (7); Saint Francisco Marto (😎 and the Venerable Lúcia dos Santos (10) at Cova da Iria - Fátima, Portugal 🇵🇹 on June 13, 1917.
It was during this particular apparition that Our Lady revealed Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart surrounded by piercing thorns which symbolize the sins and blasphemies of ungrateful humanity towards Our Heavenly Mother.
Our Lady told Lúcia that she must learn how to read and write because “JESUS wants to make use of you to make me known and loved…” She also promised to take Jacinta and Francisco with Her very soon to Heaven but Lúcia “must remain on earth a little longer (87 years) in order to spread devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”
Lúcia was consoled by the Beautiful Lady upon her distress: “No daughter. Does that make you suffer so much? Do not be dismayed. I will never abandon you. My Immaculate Heart shall be your refuge and the way that shall lead you to God.”
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fátima,
pray for us who have recourse to Thee!

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