Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blesseds Jacinta & Francisco Marto

The two young visionaries saw Our Lady at Fatima. Although they both were told by Our Lady that they would go to Heaven at a young age, they spent whatever time they could to obey her gentle commands. Jacinta was very eager to suffer for sinners; she once tied a rope around her waist, never taking it off even when the pain made her cry. The three of them, including Lucia, gave away their lunches to the poor children when they tended the sheep.

Sorry this one is really short, but I'm running out of time on the computer. :-)

But before I end this post, I'd like to share a prayer that Our Lady taught the children of Fatima to say when offering a sacrifice:

O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, the Holy Father, and in reparation for the wrongs done to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The young visionaries often repeated this prayer and said that they always felt better about making the sacrifice after reciting this prayer. I don't know why, but it's really true, and it has especially helped me during this season of Lent. :-)


Esther said...

CT, your lovely blog continues to be a wonderful tool for learning about our saints. What a resource!

God bless,
Aunty Esther

Rubi said...

Nice blog entry. You have a very good blog with some equally nice pics. Keep the good work!

Christian said...

Wonderful Blog :) thankyou may God use all you write to bless many people :)

Easter A. said...

CT, my lovely daughter, YOU ARE TAGGED, fortunately! :-)

Lovely post by the way!

Charity Therese said...

Wow! :-D
Thank you Aunty Esther, Ms. Rubi, Christian, and Mom! Thank you for your kind comments and your visit :-)

Micki said...

CT - Thank you for reminding me of this beautiful prayer given by our "Mother." I had forgotten it and am blessed to be reminded by you. Blessings to you.