Letter of Sr. Lucia to Fr. Goncalves (1930-05-29)
From a letter of Sr. Lucia to Fr. Goncalves (1930-05-29)
THE REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE REPARATORY DEVOTION
And the Most Blessed Virgin promises the souls of those who seek to make reparation to Her in this way that She will assist them at the hour of their death with all the graces necessary for their salvation.
This devotion consists of the following: receiving Holy Communion on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, saying the Rosary and keeping Our Lady company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, and going to confession with the same purpose. The confession can be made another day.
THE REQUEST FOR THE CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA
If I am not mistaken, the good Lord promises to put an end to the persecution in Russia, if the Holy Father himself deigns to make a solemn and public act of reparation and consecration of Russia to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as well as ordering all the bishops of the Catholic world to do the same, and if the Holy Father promises that, upon the end of this persecution, he will approve and recommend the practice of the reparatory devotion already described.
THE SEER’S STATE OF SOUL
I declare being very much afraid of making a mistake, and the cause of this fear is the fact that I did not see Our Lord personally, but only felt His Divine Presence.
About the repugnance that I have of telling this to Reverend Mother Superior, I do not know exactly where it comes from; it may be partly fear that the Reverend Mother will disapprove of all this, or say that it is an illusion, or a suggestion of the devil and things of that sort.
I respectfully kiss the hand of Your Reverence.
From the Letter of Sr. Lucia to Fr. Goncalves (1930-05-29)
What do I think took place between God and my soul, regarding the devotion of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of mary and regarding the persecutions in Russia? It seems to me that the Good Lord urged me, in the innermost depth of my soul to ask the Holy Father to approve the devotion of reparation that He Himself and the Most Holy Virgin deigned to ask for in 1925, so that in compliance with this little devotion the grace of forgiveness will be given to the souls who have had the misfortune to offend the Immaculate Heart of Mary, The Most Holy Virgin promises to assist at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, the souls who seek to make reparation to her in the following manner.
The devotion consists in, during five consecutive months, on the first Saturday, to receive Holy Communion, say a Rosary, pass fifteen minutes in the company of Our Lady, meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary, and going to confession with the same intention. This can be done on another day. If I am not mistaken, the Good Lord promises to put an end to the persecutions in Russia, if the Holy Father condescends to make, and likewise ordains the Bishops of the Catholic World to make a solemn and public act of reparation and consecration of Russia to the Most Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In responses to the end of this persecution, His Holiness is to promise to approve of and recommend the practice of the already mentioned devotion of reparation.