People around the world have been fascinated by Our Lady of Fatima since her first appearance on May 13, 1917. The messages, the predictions, the miracles. What are we to make of it? You’ll find the key to Fatima is simply seeking to understand Mary’s message. It is a message of love, healing, and a path to incredible happiness.
Mary appeared in Fatima every month from May to October 1917. She delivered a series of messages during that time to three young children, Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. While Mary discussed many things with the children, the message of Our Lady of Fatima can be summarized with three invitations:
The message is simple and practical, yet it is profound and life changing.
Every time Mary appeared to the children, she asked them to pray the Rosary. Why? The Rosary is incredibly powerful. It has the power to bring peace. The power to heal. The power to make a difference in your life, the lives of your loved ones, and in the world.
The Rosary settles our hearts and minds. We live hectic lives in a chaotic world, a world troubled by war, violence, and brokenness. Amidst the chaos and confusion, our souls yearn for peace and clarity. How does the Rosary bring us that serenity?
The Rosary teaches us how to just be, and that is not a small or insignificant lesson. In some ways it is the perfect prayer for busy people in a crazy, noisy, confused world.
The Rosary has the power to the impact the lives of our loved ones, our communities, and our nation. When we pray the Rosary, we can bring our needs and struggles, and the needs of others, to Mary. She cares for us like a loving mother, and she wants to bring our troubles to her son, Jesus. What can we pray for?
Praying the Rosary can bring peace to a troubled world, healing to broken hearts, and clarity to those in chaos. The impact the Rosary can have is incredible. In fact, Mary even promised that the Rosary could bring an end to war!
The power of the Rosary—and Mary’s invitation at Fatima to pray it—has inspired Dynamic Catholic to launch a campaign to pray 5 Million Rosaries for our nation. Together we can have an incredible impact on our country. Whether you pledge one Rosary or one hundred Rosaries, your prayers make a difference. Join us!
God has an incredible dream for you, one that can fulfill your deepest desires and longings. But we often get distracted. We make the mistake of hoping that certain people or things will fill us, but they can pull us away from God. Mary invites us back. Over and over again at Fatima, Mary encouraged us to turn away from the things in our lives that hold us back. The things that keep us from finding the happiness God wants for us.
But how do we get there? Even if we want to follow God’s dream for us, actually doing that can seem intimidating. Remember it’s a journey. And God is with us each step of the way. Simply take one small step forward, especially when it is difficult. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
The journey is worth it. You will find incredible happiness if you embrace God’s dream for you. You will be blessed with spiritual vitality. You will become all that you can be: the-very-best-version-of-yourself.
Mary is the most famous woman in history, and her impact on the life of Jesus, history, art, the Church, and people of all faiths is significant. And at Fatima, Mary offered to guide us as we strive to live the life God has called us to.
But who is Mary to you? And what role can she play in your spiritual life?
It’s a simple message. Pray the Rosary. Get spiritually healthy. Let Mary guide you. At times it can be challenging, but the moment we open ourselves up to God’s dream for us is the moment miracles begin to happen in our lives. Will you accept Mary’s invitation?