What is the relationship between Children’s Adoration
and the Message of Fatima?
When the angel first appeared to the shepherd children,
Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta in Fatima, Portugal, it was to
prepare them for the mission which Our Lord had planned
for them.  It would be given to them of course through our
Blessed Mother.  The angel taught the children to adore!
The response of these children should be an
inspiration to children everywhere today to
long to console the Heart of Jesus, so
wounded!  And, to make reparation for the
sins of so many who even today are on the
brink of hell.  That theirs prayers and
sacrifices can do this is certain!  Our
Blessed Mother asked Jacinta, after she had
offered so much for poor sinners, if she was
ready to go to Heaven now, or would she
like to stay awhile longer and
“save more
souls!”  
This mission remains today
for our children!
"Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit,
I adore You profoundly and offer You the
most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity
of Jesus Christ, present in all the
tabernacles of the earth, in reparation for
the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference
with which He Himself is offended. And
through the infinite merits of His Most
Sacred Heart and of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of
poor sinners."
From Lucia's own words:
We spent the day there, among the rocks, in spite of the fact that the rain was over and the sun was
shining bright and clear. We ate our lunch and said our Rosary. I am not sure whether we said it that
day, in the way I have already described it to Your Excellency, saying the word Hail Mary, and Our
Father on each bead, so great was our eagerness to our play! Our prayer finished, we started to play
Pebbles. We had enjoyed the game for a few moments only, when a strong wind began to shake the
trees. We looked up startled, to see what was happening, for the day was unusually calm. Then we saw
coming towards us, above the olive trees, the figure I have already spoken about. Jacinta and Francisco
had never seen it before, nor had I ever mentioned it to them. As it drew closer, we were able to
distinguish its features. It was a young man, about fourteen or fifteen years old, whiter than snow,
transparent as crystal when the sun shines through it, and of great beauty. On reaching us, he said: "Do
not be afraid! I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me."

Kneeling on the ground, he bowed down until his forehead touched the ground, and made us repeat
these words three times: "My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for
those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You." Then rising he said: "Pray
thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications." His words engraved
themselves so deeply on our minds that we could never forget them. From then on, we used to spend
long periods of time, prostrate like the Angel, repeating his words, until sometime we fell exhausted. I
warned my companions, right away, that this must be kept secret and, thank God, they did what I
wanted.

Some time passed , and summer came, when we had to go home for the siesta. One day, we were
playing on the stone slabs of the well at the bottom of the garden belonging to my parents, which we
called the Arneiro ( I have already mentioned this well to Your Excellency in my account of Jacinta).
Suddenly, we saw beside us the same figure, or rather, Angel, as it seemed to me. "What are you doing?
he asked. "Pray, pray very much! The most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you.
Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the most High." How are we to make sacrifices? I asked. "Make
of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is
offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your
country. I am its Guardian Angel, the Angel of Portugal. Above all, accept and bear with submission, the
suffering which the Lord will send you." A considerable time had elapsed, when one day we went to
pasture our sheep on a property belonging to my parents, which lay on the slope of the hill, I have
mentioned, a little higher up than Valinhos. It is an olive grove called Pregueira. After our lunch, we
decided to go and pray in the hollow among the rocks on the opposite side of the hill. To get there we
went around the slope, and had to climb over some rocks above Pregueira. The sheep could only
scramble over these rocks with great difficulty.

As soon as we arrived there, we knelt down, with our foreheads touching the ground, and began to
repeat the prayer of the Angel: "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." I don't know how many times we
had repeated this prayer, when an extraordinary light shone upon us. We sprang up to see what was
happening, and beheld the Angel. He was holding a Chalice in his left hand, with the Host suspended
above it, from which some drops of Blood fell into the Chalice. Leaving the Chalice suspended in the
air, the Angel knelt down beside us and made us repeat three times: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and
Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You 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
indifference with which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred
Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners." Then rising, he
took the Chalice and the Host in his hands. He gave the Sacred Host to me, and shared the Blood from
the Chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so: "Take and drink the Body and Blood of
Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your
God." Once again, he prostrated on the ground and repeated with us, three times more, the same
prayer..."Most Holy Trinity..."and then disappeared. We remained a long time in this position, repeating
the same words over and over again. When at last we stood up, we noticed that it was already dark,
and therefore time to return home......