The Revelation of the Immaculate Heart

Immaculate Heart of Mary 3The second apparition of Our Lady of Fatima occurred on June 13, 1917 (the first was on May 13, 1917, on which we celebrate the Feastday of Our Lady of Fatima).

It was on the occasion of this second apparition that the Blessed Virgin revealed her Immaculate Heart to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. Lucia had asked Mary to take them to heaven, to which the Blessed Virgin replied:


Yes, I will take Jacinta and Francisco soon. But you are to stay here some time longer. Jesus wishes to make use of you to make Me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. To whoever embraces this devotion I promise salvation; these souls shall be dear to God, as flowers placed by Me to adorn His throne.

The Blessed Virgin then opened her hands and rays of intense light shone out from them. Lucia’s writings tell us: “In front of the palm of Our Lady’s right hand was a heart encircled by thorns which pierced it. We understood that this was the Immaculate Heart of Mary, outraged by the sins of humanity, and seeking reparation.”

Lucia expressed her sadness to Mary at the thought of being left all alone on earth while Jacinta and Francisco would be taken sooner to heaven.  Mary replied, “Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”

[Source: The Whole Truth About Fatima, Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, pgs. 158-159]


4 Responses

  1. Very interesting and reassuring ,Gabrielle. Those words of Our lady towards the end of the excerpt should be inscribed on all our hearts so as to better accept what comes our way each day.

  2. Very true, Ann. I know we are not meant to live with regrets, but I wish I had not spent so many years without these words, this truth, inscribed on my heart.

  3. Could you tell me the name of the artist that painted the image found on this page. Immaculate Heart of Mary

  4. Hello Gabrielle,

    Could you please give me the detailed information on the painting Mother Mary included in your post?
    I have been searching for the information regarding the original painting without success.

    Thank you,

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