Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In chapter 13 of her last book written before her death, Sister Lucia wrote on “The Call to devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary”. Sister opens the chapter quoting words Mary spoke to her:
“Jesus wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart”
Sister then continues with these opening paragraphs:
To establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary means to bring people to a full consecration through conversion, self-dedication, intimate esteem, veneration and love. Thus, it is in this spirit of consecration and conversion that God wishes to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We all know that a mother’s heart represents love in the bosom of a family. In fact it is love which makes the mother bend over her baby’s cradle, sacrifice herself for it, give herself, rush to the defense of her child. All children trust in the heart of their mother, and we all know in her a place of special affection. The same applies to the Virgin Mary. Thus the Message says: “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the that will lead you to God.” Hence, the Heart of Mary is the refuge and the way to God for all His children.
This refuge and this way were proclaimed to all humanity immediately after the fall of our first parents. To the devil, who had tempted the first human beings, and had induced them to disobey the divine order they had been given, the Lord said: "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel. (Gen 3:15). The “new generation” that God foretold wuld be born of this woman, will triumph in the battle against the progeny of Satan to the point of crushing its head. Mary is the Mother of this new generation, as if she were a new tree of life, planted by God in the graden of the wold so that all her children can partake of her fruit…
These are words written by Sister Lucia who saw our Blessed Mother and Sister wrote to share this message with us. I hope you may read this book: “Calls” From the Message of Fatima.