One of the message of Fatima is to make reparation for the sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. "Reparation for what", some may ask. Sister Lucia explains:
from Sister Lucia's memoirs.
There are five ways in which people offend and blaspheme against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
- the blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception,
- against her virginity,
- against the Divine Maternity,
- refusing at the same time to accept her as the Mother of all mankind,
- those who try publicly to implant in the children's hearts indifference, contempt, and even hatred against this Immaculate Mother, and those who insult her directly in her sacred images.
Here, my daughter, is the reason why the Immaculate Heart of Mary [My Mother] causes Me to ask for this little act of reparation and by means of it, move My mercy to forgive those souls who had the misfortune of offending her. As for you, try without ceasing, with all your prayers and sacrifices, to move Me to mercy toward those poor souls."
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