A few moments after arriving at the Cova da Iria, near the
holmoak, where a large number of people were praying the Rosary, we
saw the flah of light once more, and a moment later Our Lady
appeared on the holmoak.
"Lucia," Jacinta said, "speak. Our Lady is talking
"Yes?" said Lucia. She spoke humbly, asking pardon for
her doubts with every gesture, and to the Lady: "What do you
want of me?"
I want you to come back here on the thirteenth of next month.
Continue to say the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the
Rosary, to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war,
because only she can obtain it.
"I would like to ask who you are, and if you will do a
miracle so that everyone will know for certain that you have
appeared to us."
You must come here every month, and in October I will tell you
who I am and what I want. I will then perform a miracle so that all
Thus assured, Lucia began to place before the Lady the petitions
for help that so many had entrusted to her. The Lady said gently
that she would cure some, but others she would not cure.
"And the crippled son of Maria da Capelinha?"
No, neither of his infirmity nor of his poverty would he be
cured, and he must be certain to say the Rosary with his family
Another case recommended by Lucia to the Lady's assistance was a
sick woman from Atougia who asked to be taken to heaven.
Tell her not to be in a hurry. Tell her I know very well when I
shall come to fetch her."
Make sacrifices for sinners, and say often, especially while
making a sacrifice: O Jesus, this is for love of Thee, for the
conversion of sinners, and in reparation for offences committed
against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
As Our lady spoke these words she opened her hands once more, as
had during the two previous months. The rays of light seemed to
penetrate the earth, and we saw as it were a sea of fire. Plunged in
this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent
burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in
the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued
from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now
following back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without
weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair,
which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. (it must have been
this sight which caused me to cry out, as people say they heard me
do). The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying nad
repellant likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and
transparent like burning coals. terrified and as if to plead for
succor, we looked up at Our Lady, who said to us, so kindly and so
You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. It is
to save them that God wants to establish in the world devotion to my
Immaculate Heart. If you do what I tell you, many souls will be
saved, and there will be peace. This war will end, but if men do not
refrain from offending God, another and more terrible war will begin
during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night that is lit
by a strange and unknown light [this occurred on January 28, 1938],
you will know it is the sign God gives you that He is about to
punish the world with war and with hunger, and by the persecution of
the Church and the Holy Father.
To prevent this, I shall come to the world to ask that Russia
be consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, and I shall ask that on the
First Saturday of every month Communions of reparation be made in
atonement for the sins-of the world. If my wishes are fulfilled,
Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, then
Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, bringing new
wars and persecution of the Church; the good will be martyred and
the Holy Father will have much to suffer; certain nations will be
annihilated. But in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The
Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted,
and the world will enjoy a period of peace. In Portugal the faith
will always be preserved... [Here belongs the part of the Secret
of which Cardinal Sodano spoke at the Mass of Beatification, and
which the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith will publish, with
Remember, you must not tell this
to anyone except Francisco.
When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: O my Jesus,
forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to
heaven, especially those who are most in need.
"Is there anything more that you want of me?"
No, I do not want anything more of you today.
Then as before Our Lady began to ascend towards the east, until
she finally disappeared in the immense darkness of the firmament.