First Apparition of the Angel of Peace
The Angel of Peace - The Message of Fatima
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Our Lady’s plan was to send an Angel from Heaven to prepare the way for her own visit. The one she sent was named the Angel of Peace. Our Lady sent him to the Little Shepherds three times to be a teacher of love. The Angel of Peace entrusted the Little Shepherds with this very special mission: to remind everyone that JESUS is truly present in all the Tabernacles of the world, and to make reparation to God for the indifference that is shown to His Son JESUS in the Blessed Sacrament.
This is a truth of our Catholic Faith that must never be forgotten: JESUS CHRIST is truly alive, BODY, BLOOD, SOUL, and DIVINITY, and is truly PRESENT in the HOLY EUCHARIST in every TABERNACLE of the world. This is called the REAL PRESENCE. The Angel of Peace taught the Little Shepherds how to adore JESUS and pray to console Him. The Angel told them that JESUS was sad because there was so much sin in the world and people were ignoring Him in the Holy Eucharist.
IN LUCIA'S OWN WORDS
After having taken our lunch and said our prayers, we began to see, some distance off, above the trees that stretched away towards the east, a light, whiter than snow,in the form of a young man, transparent, and brighter than crystal pierced by the rays of the sun. As he drew nearer, we could distinguish his features more and more clearly. We were surprised, absorbed,and struck dumb with amazement.
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 earth. Led by a supernatural impulse, we did the same, and repeated the words which we heard him say:
“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!”
Having repeated these words three times, he rose and said: “Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.” Then he disappeared.
The supernatural atmosphere which enveloped us was so intense, that we were for a long time scarcely aware of our own existence, remaining in the same posture in which he had left us, and continually repeating the same prayer. The presence of God made itself felt so intimately and so intensely that we did not even venture to speak to one another. Next day, we were still immersed in this spiritual atmosphere, which only gradually began to disappear.