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November 26, 2003


Vol. 42, Issue No. 126

Children, your Mother is calling...CHILDREN,
your Mother is Calling...

    Dear children, I am more your Mother than your own mothers are! I know that you are wondering, "How could this be possible?" God made each of you. He gave each of you a body and soul. He made your soul more important than your body. Your body can, and will die; but your soul will never die. It will always live. Your own mothers gave you your body, but God gave you your soul. So, children, I am Mother of the part of you that never dies, Mother of the most important part of you.

    As the Mother of your soul, it is my place to guard your soul, to take care of it, to bring it up, to protect it, and one day to bring it back to God. THIS is how I want to take care of you, but I cannot unless you let me! Your own mother finds it hard to teach you or to take care of you, unless you are obedient and let her. I, too, find it difficult unless you let me help you.

    The grown people are my soul-children too, but often they are more unruly and more disobedient than you, my littlest ones. So, I beg of you, my little ones, please listen to me and be obedient to me; because God, your loving and kind Father, wants you to be.

    I came to the little children of Fatima. NOW, I come to you, and ask you to give yourselves to me entirely--to give every bit of yourselves to me, every bit of you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Give me every thought, every word, every action, every Indulgence you gain -- everything! I MUST ask you for everythiing so that you can help me save the world, help me to save all the souls that are going to Hell!

    Your good actions, your good deeds, the Indulgences you gain are like roses. Please give me those roses. I take these fragrant blossoms and beautifully dress the souls of sinners with them. You see, children, these rose are graces of repentance that you earn for sinners. When you are good and earn graces, and then give them all to me to use as I see they are most needed, you are helping me to save sinners that otherwise would go to Hell. When you are bad, it is thorns that you give me. I cannot save souls with thorns! Thorns only hurt my Son more, my Son Who is already so grievously wounded.

    I will tell you a secret, children. When you have given me everything, when you have nothing left for yourselves, then I give you more than you could ever have gathered for yourselves. It is as though you picked some pretty daisies for me. You really would have liked to keep them for your own altar, or liked to have given them to some dear friend for his altar--but, instead, you gave them ALL to me. Then, I change that small bunch of pretty little daisies into beautiful gardens, full to overflowing with gorgeous, fragrant blossoms. (Remember, I told you these flowers are graces that you earn by being good.) NOW, there are enough beautiful roses for yourself, for your friend, and for all those other souls whom I wish to save from Hell.

    So, I ask you, my children, to humbly and trustingly make this Act of Total Consecration to God through my Immaculate Heart.

Act of Total Consecration

    "I, N., a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.

    "In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen."

A Pattern of Work and Prayer

Fatima Youth Crusaders

We cannot be effective workers for Mary unless we live a life of prayer and sacrifice. Pray first, then act.

1. Offer your day to Jesus and Mary by starting it with the Morning Offering and your Consecration to Our Blessed Mother.

2. Pray the Rosary every day. Make it a family custom. Is your family a family that prays together?

3. Obtain copies of the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Make sure that your class, your family and your Fatima Cell are consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by saying the Act of Consecration together. Enshrine a picture of the Immaculate Heart of Mary side by side with the Sacred Heart of Jesus in every home and every classroom. Repeat your Act of Consecration together often.

4. Wear your Scapular ALWAYS. Substitute a scapular medal only when bathing or for serious reason. Your Scapular is a habit. It is your armor as a Crusader in Our Lady's Army. Increase your love for Mary's Scapular by discussing it, reading about it, telling others about it, getting others to wear it. Make sure those who do wear it really understand what is meant by the Scapular -- a sign that we belong to Our Lady.

5. Spread the message of Fatima by telling others about Our Lady's requests, getting Fatima pledges signed, distributing leaflets which you can order from the Fatima Crusade Center. If and when you can, wear something blue as a sign of your membership in Mary's spiritual army. As a project, get some blue ribbon and wear it as your badge with your Miraculous Medal.

6. Offer up the sacrifices of daily duty. When it is hard to obey your parents, do it with special love for Mary. Do household chores cheerfully and study your lessons well. Always show special respect, love, and obedience to your teachers and elders. Before making a sacrifice, say: "O my Jesus, it is for the love of Thee that I do this", and you will be surprised how easy it is to carry out your daily duties.

7. Make every First Saturday a day especially devoted to Mary. Receive Holy Communion. Wear your Miraculous Medal. Spend an extra 30 minutes or more in Church, as Our Lady asked, saying the Rosary and offering up many prayers in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, thinking about the Mysteries of the Rosary and about Our Lady's life and her apparitions. Frequently during the day offer up short ejaculations to Jesus and Mary.

8. With your teacher's help, form a Fatima Youth Cell in your class. Use your cell meeting to pray, to meditate, to read about Mary, to discuss her life and requests and to plan projects to spread the message of the Fatima Crusade. Doing these things together as a group is a special grace in itself.

9. Follow the example of the Fatima children -- Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia. Offer up daily acts of penance and reparation to help save souls and convert sinners. Say the prayers taught by the Angel of Portugal every day with arms outstretched in a spirit of reparation.

10. Spread the Fatima Crusade by writing to your relatives and friends in other areas and tell them about Our Lady's requests. Get materials from the Fatima Cell Center to send to them.

11. Do you know any elderly people who are confined at home with illness? Tell them about Mary's Fatima Crusade. Talk it over with them and do little favors for them for the love of Mary.

12. Help support the Fatima Cell Center in any little way that you can. Perhaps you can label a jar "pennies for Mary's Fatima Crusade" and send in your donations each month to the Center. If you have collected a large sum, order a supply of the leaflets that you would like to distribute.

13. Imitate Mary and her Holy Son in every thing you say and do. Dress modestly and be pure in heart, mind, and speech. Make your daily life an example -- a living message of Fatima.

God bless you!

Francis of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
(originally written in 1962)

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