Despite the ridicule and jokes of the secular, atheistic press,
more than 30,000 people gathered in the Cova for the September
apparition. Whether drawn by devotion or curiosity, they prayed the
rosary while awaiting the arrival of the visionaries and their vision.
When at least the time came they could hear Lucia say,
"What do you want of me?"
Continue the Rosary, my children. Say it every day that the war
may end. In October Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of
Sorrows and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Saint Joseph will appear with
the Child Jesus to bless the world.
God is pleased with your sacrifices, but He does not want you to
wear the cords to bed. Keep them on during the day.
"I have the petitions of many for your help. Will you assist
a little girl who is deaf and dumb?"
She will improve within the year.
"And the conversions that some have asked to have brought
about? The cures of the sick ones?"
Some I will cure, and some I will not. In October I will perform
a miracle so that all may believe.
With these last words still ringing in their ears, the Lady rose
and disappeared in the heavens, as Lucia called to the crowd, "If
you wish to see her --- look! Look!"