I am so grateful to have been able to write another book for Dolls from Heaven, “Our Lady Fatima.” The message of our Lady of Fatima touched my heart from the first time I read about it, especially, when Our Lady asked the children to, "pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them." I took this message to heart, and it was of one the main inspirations for my first book, The Adoption Movement: Saving Souls. It saddens me to think that people could go to hell because no one prays for them to get the graces they need to repent. Also, I was so impressed with the Fatima seers, they were only children ages 7, 9, and 10. These children would pray and make many little acts of mortification for the conversion of sinners.
Many people are afraid of committing to a life of sacrifice because they believe that God will ask them for something that they could not handle. Sister Lucia told this concern to Our Lord, “Many persons feeling that the word penance implies great austerities, and not feeling that they have the strength for great sacrifices, become discouraged and continue a life of lukewarmness and sin." Our Lord explained to her, "The sacrifice required of every person is the fulfillment of his duties in life and the observance of My law. This is the penance that I now seek and require."
One of the things that give me strength and courage in this life is to know that Our Lady is always with us accompanying us in our journey to heaven. Our Lady told Lucia when she found out that Francesco and Jacinta were going to heaven soon to not be afraid, “I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” Many people feel alone in this world, if they only pray, they would find the consolations they are looking for. As St. John Chrysostom said, “Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, protection against sadness."
Our Lady also asked the children to “Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.” Today we live in a troubled world because we have forgotten that we are brothers and sisters in Christ, that our souls belong to God. Our Lady has given us the remedy to bring peace to our world, so simple to pray the rosary every day, it only takes 15 minutes per day. I firmly believe that if we all pray the Holy Rosary daily for the conversion of sinners, for peace in our homes, for protection for our family, for peace in the world, for physical and emotional healing, and for an end of abortion, Our Lady will intercede for us, and Our Lord will answer our prayers. Imagine a world where we all see each other as brothers and sisters, where we are willing to help one another, a world without divisions, a world full of hope, a world where every child is a treasure and welcomed, a world full of love, kindness, and peace, it would be heaven on earth.
Pray very much and when making a sacrifice pray the prayer taught to the Fatima children:
“O Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
God bless you!
Never Give up on Hope!
Esmeralda is the author of "The Adoption Movement: Saving Souls through Jesus Christ" which involves the spiritual adoption of anyone who touches your heart. She is also a social media expert and blogger and co-owner of Dolls from Heaven, Editor in Chief of My Catholic Family Magazine.