Continuing with TCW's postings on
"The Triple Message
Penance, Daily Rosary and Devotion
to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary,"
please see Part II - THE ROSARY.
"OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF FATIMA,
PRAY FOR US." (300 days indulgence).
THE MESSAGE OF THE ROSARY
In each of the apparitions at Fatima, six
in all, Our Lady was insistent upon the daily
of the Rosary. She made her ap-
pearance with a Rosary hanging from her
hand. On the occasion of the Solar Prodigy,
she was pleased to designate herself as: "I
AM THE LADY OF THE ROSARY." Over
and over again she insisted on the daily rec-
itation of the Rosary, saying: "YOU MUST
RECITE THE ROSARY EVERY DAY."
In the days of yore, the Rosary was used to
advantage in times of peril that threatened
civilization. Again, Mary has come to Fatima
to warn mankind of impending
evil - and
to help us to avoid this evil she recommends
the daily Rosary. She has asked us to add
an ejaculation at the end of each decade of
the Rosary. It is sometimes referred to as
the *"Post-decade prayer".
is: "O my Jesus forgive us our sins. Save
us from the fire of hell, and lead all souls
to heaven, especially those who have most
need of your help."
*(Note: the author of this book also prints a
version of the "Post-decade prayer", in his 1947
book, "Fatima and the Rosary: A Brief History
of the Wonders of Fatima, Portugal", Page 2 as:
"O MY JESUS, PARDON OUR SINS.
SAVE US FROM THE FIRE OF HELL.
RELIEVE THE SOULS IN PURGATORY,
ESPECIALLY THE MOST ABANDONED.")
The FAMILY ROSARY is a very effective
means of uniting the family. "Where there
two or three gathered together for My
sake, there am I in the midst of them." The
FAMILY ROSARY raises the family unit to
a supernatural level. It unites the parents
and children in devout prayer. It is the prac-
way to unite and strengthen the family
life, weakened by the modem way of living.
It is an anti-dote to the godless ideology that
is sweeping the world.
POPES AND THE ROSARY
"Have recourse daily to the Queen of The Rosary."
(Pope Leo XIII)
From the voice of the Sovereign Pontiffs
has come much praise in favor of the daily
recitation of the Rosary. Since the time of
St. Dominic more than fifty Popes have rais-
ed their voice on behalf of the Rosary.
Leo XIII above all has repeatedly explained to
the Church the supreme importance of the
Rosary, with an insistence so pressing that
he has been styled "THE POPE OF THE
It is unique in the annals of the Church
to see the same Pope speaking to the faith-
ful on one single subject - THE ROSARY
- in twelve encyclicals and almost as many
And other Popes have since preached the
of the Rosary. Pope Pius X has
said: "The Rosary is the most beautiful and
the most rich in graces of all prayers,
the prayer that touches the Heart of the Moth-
er of God . . . and if you wish peace to reign
in your homes, recite the Family Rosary."
And in support of the weighty authority
of the voice of the Popes come the wondrous
events of Fatima. Consider the apparitions
of Fatima, with their words
Recall the great day - October 13, 1917 -
when Our Blessed Mother was pleased to
reveal herself and designate herself as "I
AM THE LADY OF THE ROSARY," in proof
of which she caused the incomparable
May we heed the Message of Fatima and
practice the daily recitation of the Rosary.
Wherever possible may we practice the Fam-
Rosary, the second condition laid down by
Our Blessed Mother for bringing this world
out of the chaos in which it is struggling.
(End of Part II of The Triple Message of Fatima)
Extracted from: "The Story of Fatima: A New
Historical and Devotional Résumé of Fatima."
By Fr. Joseph Cacella, pp. 22-24, Imprimatur 1949
Triple Message of Fatima (Part I Penance)