Our Lady of Fatima apparition

Appendix: The Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917

In this section is presented the dialogues that occurred between Our Lady and Lucia in each of the apparitions of 1917.

1. May 13:[1]

“Do not be afraid. I will do you no harm.”
“Where does Your Grace come from?”
“I am of Heaven.”
“What does Your Grace want of me?”
I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at this same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want. Afterwards, I will return here yet a 7th time.
“Shall I go to Heaven too?”
Yes, you will.
“And Jacinta?”
She will go also.
“And Francisco?”
He will go there too, but he will have to say many Rosaries.
“Is Maria das Neves in Heaven?”
Yes, she is.
“And Amelia?”
She will be in Purgatory until the end of the world. Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?
“Yes, we are willing.”
Then you are going to have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.[2] Pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war.
“Can you tell me if the war will go on a long time, or will it end soon?”
I cannot tell you that yet, because I have not yet said what I want.

2. June 13:[3]

“What does Your Grace want of me?”
I wish you to come here on the 13th of next month, to pray the Rosary each day, and to learn how to read. Later, I will tell you what I want.
[Lucia asked for the cure of a sick person.]
If he is converted, he will be healed during the year.
“I would like to ask You to take us to Heaven”
Yes, I will take Jacinta and Francisco soon. But you are to stay here some time longer. Jesus wishes to make use of you to make Me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. To whoever embraces this devotion I promise salvation; these souls shall be dear to God, as flowers placed by Me to adorn His throne.
“Am I to stay here alone?”
No, My daughter. Do you suffer a great deal? Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you, My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.

3. July 13:[4]

“What does Your Grace want of me?”
I want you to come here on the 13th of next month, and to continue praying the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war, because only She can help you.
“I would like to ask You to tell us who You are, and to work a miracle so that everybody will believe that You are appearing to us.”
Continue to come here every month. In October, I will tell you who I am and what I want, and I will perform a miracle for all to see and believe.
[Lucia made some requests, to which Our Lady responded as follows.]
Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice: O Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
[The children see the Vision of Hell]
Our Lady: “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wills to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its sins, by means of war, famine, and persecutions against the Church and of the Holy Father.
“To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.
“In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved etc. [Here the Third Secret is given] Do not tell this to anybody. Francisco, yes, you may tell him.”
When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.”
“Is there anything more that you want of me?”
No, I do not want anything more of you today.

4. August 19:[5]

“What do You want of me?”
I want you to continue going to the Cova da Iria on the 13th, and to continue praying the Rosary every day. In the last month, I will work a miracle so that all may believe. If you had not been taken away to the city, the miracle would have been even greater. Saint Joseph will come with the Child Jesus, to give peace to the world. Our Lord will come to bless the people. Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows will also come.
“What do You want done with the money that the people leave in the Cova da Iria?”
Have two litters made. One is to be carried by you and Jacinta and two other girls dressed in white; the other one is to be carried by Francisco and three other boys. The money from the litters is for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and what is left over will help towards the construction of a chapel that is to be built here.
“I would like to ask You to cure some sick persons.”
Yes, I will cure some of them during the year. Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.

5. September 13:[6]

“What do You want of me?”
Continue to pray the Rosary to obtain the end of the war. In October Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Carmel. Saint Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus to bless the world. God is pleased with your sacrifices. He does not want you to sleep with the rope on, but only to wear it during the daytime.
“I was told to ask You many things, the cure of some sick people, of a deaf-mute…”
Yes, I will cure some, but not others, because Our Lord does not trust them.
“The people would like to have a chapel here.”
With half the money make litters to be carried in procession on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary; the other half is for the chapel.
“I have been given these things. Do You want them?”
Those are not needed in Heaven. In October I will perform the miracle so that all may believe.

6. October 13:[7]

“What does Your Grace want of me?”
I want a chapel to be built here in My honor. I am Our Lady of the Rosary. Continue to say the Rosary every day. The war will end soon and the soldiers will return to their homes.
“I have many things to ask of You: to heal some sick people and to convert some sinners, etc.”
Some, yes; others, no. People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more for He is already too much offended.
“Do you want anything more?”
Nothing more.
“Then neither will I ask anything more of You.”

[1] Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. I: Science and the Facts, (Buffalo, Immaculate Heart Publications, 1989), pp. 112-114.

[2] As Our Lady spoke these words “the grace of God will be your comfort,” She opened Her hands, from which came forth a light so intense that its rays penetrated their hearts and innermost depths of their souls, making them see themselves in God more clearly than they could see themselves in the best of mirrors.

[3] Frère Michel, pp. 158-159.

[4] Ibid., pp. 180-183.

[5] Ibid., p. 235.

[6] Ibid., pp. 258-259.

[7] Ibid., p. 291.