Our Lady, who is always praying for sinners, asks us to pray for their conversion too. Since my childhood I’ve been very dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. Her message to little Lucia, Francesco, and Jacinta has left its imprint on my life.
During one of her apparitions, the three children were given a vision of hell. It was absolutely frightening! Afterward, Our Lady said with great sadness in her voice, “You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go! To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” In another apparition, Our Lady said, “Many souls go to hell because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.”15 If you study the apparitions of Our Lady, you’ll see that every one includes a message to pray for sinners.
For whatever his reasons, our Lord has asked for our cooperation with him for the salvation of souls. He needs our prayers, our good works, and our sacrifices so that people who are far from him, who are hardened in sin—even enemies of…
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