Fatima, & the Plague that Followed/The Answer to All Things is Prayer

By Michael K. Jones

All our pages on the Fatima, Portugal Apparitions are at bottom of this article.

God is the only one who knows why some prayers appear unanswered. Some people believe God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. This article is designed to offer true documented facts that prove beyond doubt that prayer is God's greatest gift. Nothing is impossible with the power of prayer when combined with faith and endurance.

In 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Calling herself “The Lady of the Rosary,” over the course of 6 apparitions, the Lady entrusted 3 secrets of future world events to the young Fatima children.

The Lady’s visitations also encompassed outrage for a multitude of sins committed by humanity. She also spoke of grievous concerns over Russia’s plan to take away peace in the world.

The world laughed at the Fatima children believing it impossible for Russia to take away world peace. Russia was so poor; the country could not fill the bellies of its own people, never mind becoming capable of destroying world peace. Hearing this prophecy from the Fatima children made most people think the children liars or crazy.

During WW II, (1939–1945) Russia was the first “Allied Force” to invade Berlin, stopping the Nazi regime under Adolph Hitler’s rule. Germany left in ruin, Russians extracted untold amounts of priceless spoils of war. The seized treasures heightened Russia’s world position from among the poorest country to one with great riches, notoriety and power. The 3rd Fatima message (July 13, 1917) once laughable to the world in 1917, became a prophecy come true with spoils from World War II. With its new found riches and power, Russia did seek to take away world peace. Over time, the "3 Fatima Secrets" were also revealed. The 3 secret prophecies also came true.

Throughout the Fatima apparitions, the Heavenly Lady repeats the sinful world needs to repent and make reparation with God. During the last Fatima apparition (October 13, 1917) The Lady of the Rosary adds in part… “People must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins. Do not offend the Lord Our God any more, because He is already so much offended.”

After speaking these words, the Lady opened Her arms and a multitude of unexplainable phenomena took place. Witnessed by thousands, the sun danced in the sky and many sickly and disabled people were healed of deadly or debilitating infirmities. The “Socialistic Republic of Portugal” (who did not believe in God or religion) was also at a loss to explain the unnatural events that took place on October 13, 1917. As prophesied, on May 13, 1917, 5 months later, “The Lady of the Rosary” performed the miracles in the small hamlet in Fatima, Portugal, on October 13, 1917, as promised. 

The Fatima messages and miracles clearly send a strong message telling us prayers (such as the Rosary) can change world events, heal the sick and wipe away offenses of a sinful world.

In Her Fatima messages, the Lady said; “Francisco (1 of the 3 Fatima visionary) will need to say many “Rosaries” to get to Heaven.”  Lady also ends saying, “Pray the “Rosary” every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war.”  In the second message the Lady asks again the rosary be prayed every day. The same rosary request followed in the third, forth and fifth apparitions.

In her writing after the Fatima apparitions had ended, Fatima seer Lucia dos. Santos said, "There is no problem no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families in the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of people and nations, that cannot be solved by the Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves... sanctify ourselves... and obtain the salvation of many souls."

The overall message of Fatima is, the rosary is an excellent way to overcome sin and change the course and outcome of many worldwide difficulties and sufferings. In such reconciliation, we who pray can change our lives, the lives of friends, family and the world, all for the better. Correction and healing for the world entire could not be any more simply defined. Nothing is impossible with the power of prayer in the course of endurance, faith and hope.

Throughout history, there are many accounts of intercessions from the Virgin Mary. Her messages continue to speak of prophecy, warning signs and chastisements for a world that continues to need correction. Mary also offers solutions to horrific events yet to come. It remains a mystery why people refuse the powerful forgiveness that comes with prayer, choosing instead, dangerous and deadly chaos in the world we live in.

Some would argue, danger should never come if there is a God who loves. Others believe, dangers come of their own accord. Still others believe, sufferings come from evils that seek ruin. Yet still others believe, God allows us to choose for ourselves and in this choice, the world chooses chaos and destruction over forgiveness and salvation.

Maybe what we should lean from the Fatima messages, secrets and prophecies is that, simple prayer stopped the evils in Russia from taking away world peace. From this one example we should learn, prayer can make the impossible possible. This all having been said, the conclusion is, prayer is the cure for a world undone.

With the messages of Fatima fresh in the minds of people from many nations, just after the miracle apparitions on October 13, 1917, the world again choose chaos and destruction over forgiveness and salvation. Before the end of 1917 and lasting even into 1919, the world was consumed with disease and pestilence. Call it the Black Plague, Spanish Influenza, Pandemic Flu or any other name, the devastation took what some estimate to be 500 million lives.

Here we should recall what Fatima visionary Lucia wrote in her writings, "There is no problem no matter how difficult it is,... that we cannot solve by the prayers of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves... sanctify ourselves... and obtain the salvation of many souls." In this message we find, prayer is the key to unlock the many graces of God's mercy. The mystery remains, why do people choose plagues over prayer? Why do people choose to live in a world so undone? This begs the question, what does it take to make people realize that prayer heals all things?

Saint Teresa of Avila may of said it best when she wrote, "Whoever makes a habit of prayer should think only of doing everything to conform his will to God's. Be assured that in this conformity consists the highest perfection we can attain, and those who practice it with the greatest care will be favored by God's greatest gift and will make the quickest progress in the interior life. Do not imagine there are other secrets. All our good consists in this."



The Story of Our Lady of Fatima 
Fatima 3rd Secret Revealed 
Fatima 3rd Secret Announcement
Presentation to the 3rd Secret of Fatima 
Complete Translation of 3rd Fatima Secret
Feb. 13, 2005 Fatima Visionary Lucia Dies 
Consecration to Immaculate Heart
Reparation to Immaculate Heart
Fatima Prayer of Sacrifice to Immaculate Heart 
Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart   
Our Lady of the Rosary Novena & Feast Day
Pictures from Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima Picture Gallery 
Pictures of the Visionaries & Miracle of the Sun in Fatima Oct. 13, 1917
Fatima/The Plagues that Followed & Prayer Heals All Things
Intercession Prayer to Little Fatima Shepherds Saint Jacinta & Saint Francisco


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