Eighth Sunday Ordinary Time
February 27, 2022 •
If God went out of His way to allow His Mother to appear in this miraculous manner, perform miracles, and say these words to us, obviously, it's very important that we listen. So if you've never heard the words of our Lady of Fatima, just listen attentively today.
The reason She came was to warn us - to warn the world - that war was coming. That great destruction and death would come if we did not repent of our sins. That Jesus was no longer able to hold back His hand of punishment because of the sins of the world.
So the message that you'll hear is from that context. And you know what happened, right? World War I, World War II, and the rest of the wars since then. Clearly, we didn't repent well enough and a lot of bad things happened during this last century. ....
As I read to you the words of our Lady of Fatima, I want you to keep in mind a comparison. Think of the world now - 2022 - and how the world must have been in 1917. I think most of us would say that sin is far more rampant in the world now than it was then. ...
If our Lady said these words to the world over 100 years ago, how much more important are they for us today?
The Blessed Mother said to the children, quote:
"I am the Lady of the Rosary. I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins. They must not offend our Lord anymore, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day. Pray. Pray a great deal and make many sacrifices, for many souls go to hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and pray for them. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If you will do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. Sacrifice yourselves for sinners. and say often, especially when you make some sacrifice, 'Oh my Jesus, this is for love of you, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary'."
"The sins of the world are very great. If men only knew what eternity is, they would do everything in their power to change their lives. Fly from riches and luxury. Love poverty and silence. Have charity even for bad people. More souls go to hell for sins of the flesh than for any other reason. Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend out Lord very much. woe to women lacking in modesty."
Sister Lucia quotes from and remarks regarding the Blessed Mother:
"The Mother of God wants more virgin souls bound by the vow of chastity. "
"Confession is a sacrament of mercy. We must confess with joy and trust."
"Many marriages are not of God and do not please our Lord."
Our Lady can no longer uphold the arm of Her Divine Son which will strike the world. If people amend their lives, our Lord will even now save the world.. If they do not, punishment will come."
"People must renounce sin and not persist in it. It is essential to repent greatly."
"Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask graces from Her and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
"Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her."
There are some beautiful prayers that were given by our Lady of Fatima that some of us still use to this day. I recommend you do your best to implement them in your life.
Oh my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.
Oh Most Holy Trinity, I adore You. My God, my God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
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.
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
Sir 27:4-7; Ps 92:2-3, 13-16; 1 Cor 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45
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Homily begins at 21:32