Grace to you and Happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima!
On this special day, the 100th anniversary celebration of the apparitions of Mother Mary, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima, to three kids (Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta), may I share with you a poem I composed last year on the Birthday of Mary (September 8).
The poem flowed from a deep love for Mary, the Mother of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ, the Immaculate Conception. To her intercession I attribute my self-awareness of God’s love and life in my poor soul. She is one of the pillars of my spiritual life, and the spiritual life of many of those I personally know who are deeply in love with Christ in the Trinity of Love. The poem is entitled, The Lady I Love So Much.
As you read the poem, remember to present to Jesus the petitions so dear to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, namely conversion of sinners. The three secrets of Fatima remind us of the urgency to fast and pray for the conversion of sinners. In particular was Communist Russia, but much more for the world neck-deep in sin and opposed to God and holiness.
Pray this Angel Prayer which was revealed by an Angel to the three kids of Fatima:
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
A day like this would be apt to say the rosary before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima or any statue of Mary. Divine Graces abound on this Feast Day.
Pray for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the world and for the end to abortion and social structures of sin.
Pray for the pope, the bishops and the clergy.
Pray for families, the church of the home (the domestic church).
Pray! Pray!! Pray!!!
Now the poem….The Lady I Love So Much
God love you. God bless you.
Fr. Maurice Emelu
Father Maurice provides a daily blog of reflections based on the bible readings of the day from the Catholic liturgical calendar. You will find these reflections helpful for your spiritual growth, inspiration and developing your own thoughts. It may also be helpful for ministers in preparing their sermons for liturgical celebrations.