The Fatima Message Explains:
Jesus Wants Devotion to the
Joined to Devotion
to the Immaculate Heart
In various parts of the Fatima Message, devotion to the Sacred Heart is promoted with devotion to the Immaculate Heart.
First there are the words of the Angel of Peace in the spring of 1916 to the 3 children of Fatima:
The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.
Then he speaks again in the summer of 1916:
The Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs for you.
Then in the autumn of 1916, he dictates a prayer which in part says:
And I draw upon the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary that You might convert poor sinners.
This theme of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in the Fatima Message, is also seen in the apparitions of Jesus and Mary to Sister Lucy at Pontevedra and Tuy noted above.
This same theme is seen in the prayers Jesus dictated for us to say in honor of the Pure and Immaculate Conception of Our Lady as well as the prayer to the Sweet Heart of Mary given at Rianjo.
But the most striking message about the importance of joining the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with that of the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is seen in the dialogue of Jesus with Sister Lucy in 1936. We quote here directly from Sister Lucys letter of May 18, 1936 to her spiritual director who had asked her several questions. She replies:
About the other questions, if it will be convenient to insist in order to obtain the Consecration of Russia? I answer in almost the same way as I answered the other times. I am sorry that it has not been done yet, but the same God Who asked for it, is the One Who permitted it. I am going to say what I feel about it, although it is too delicate a subject to talk about in a letter, due to the danger of it getting lost and being read, but I entrust it to the same God, because I am afraid I have not treated the matter with enough clarity.
Is it convenient to insist? I dont know. It seems to me that if the Holy Father did it right now, God would accept it, and would fulfill His promise; and without any doubt, through this act, the Holy Father would gladden Our Lord and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (Her letter continues:)
(Lucy) Intimately I have spoken to Our Lord about the subject, and not too long ago I asked Him why He would not convert Russia without the Holy Father making that Consecration?
(Jesus) Because I want My whole Church to acknowledge that Consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, so that it may extend its cult later on, and put the Devotion to My Mothers Immaculate Heart beside the Devotion to My Sacred Heart.
But My God, the Holy Father probably wont believe me, unless You Yourself move him with a special inspiration.
The Holy Father. Pray very much for the Holy Father. He will do it, but it will be late!... Nevertheless the Immaculate Heart of Mary will save Russia. It has been entrusted to Her."