Our Lady promised “to assist at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for salvation” those who make the Five First Saturdays of Reparation to Her Immaculate Heart.
Sister Lucia tells us that Our Blessed Lord Himself said to her that He wanted devotion to the Immaculate Heart of His Mother to be “extended and placed beside devotion to My Divine Heart.”
Our Lady revealed to Sr.Lucia that there are 5 types of blasphemy against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
1) Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception
2) Blasphemies against Mary’s Virginity
3) Blasphemies against her Divine Maternity
4) Blasphemies that seek to implant in the hearts of children indifference, contempt and even hatred for their Immaculate Mother
5) Blasphemies insulting Our Lady in her sacred images
Remeber what Our Lady promised: “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God”.
Prayer for Humility
Oh my Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you,
Teach me the wisdom of true Humility,
Give me the courage to accept from the Holy Spirit
Just what was, is, to be.
Let my thoughts be always Charitable
And help me to be Obedient
and give a Good Example to others.
Oh, my beloved, thou also My God,
Make my heart a flame of pure love for you.
Give me this virtue of Humility
To Know, Understand and live my life
In order to become like Jesus
At the hour and moment
at midnight in Bethlehem in piercing cold.
Forgive me Jesus, for all my weaknesses and temptations,
And help me to renounce the world, the flesh and the devil,
in order to live in a closer unity with my heavenly Father,
so that I may unite myself with you.
P.S. This prayer was compiled as the Old Year merged into the New Millenium by Thomas McCormack, the producer/ director of film- documentary “The Call to Fátima” http://www.thecalltofatima.com/
Mehmet Ali Ağca, who shot Pope John Paul II, wants to attend annual ceremonies at Portugal’s Fatima shrine and meet with Pope Benedict XVI, who is also scheduled to attend, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Lawyer Hacı Ali Özhan told the Associated Press he has written to Portugal’s president and prime minister seeking permission for Ağca to travel there for the May 13 event. A letter was also sent to the Vatican, requesting a meeting between Benedict and Ağca at Fatima, Özhan said. Neither Lisbon or the Vatican have replied to the March 16 letters, which were made available to the AP. Ağca was released from prison in January after completing a sentence for the 1979 killing of Turkish newspaper editor Abdi İpekçi. Ağca shot John Paul II on May 13, 1981, as the pope rode in an open car in St. Peter’s Square, during a period in which he had escaped from prison. The pontiff was hit in the abdomen, left hand and right arm. The motive for the attack remains a mystery.
Information taken form Today’s Zaman portal http://www.todayszaman.com