I’ve been a Catholic since I’m born and when I was much younger I was very devoted to Our Lady and still love her as the Queen of Heaven and our Mother. I do, however, have a problem with the message from Fatima, and wondering if there is anyone that can help me out here with a little enlightenment.
My first problem is that when the children saw their visions of Mary, in one of them, Lucia asked Our lady if her little friend who had died went to heaven. Our lady responded that she was in purgatory. That’s my first problem. I do not believe such a thing that God or His Holy Mother would tell anyone specifically where a soul is. It doesn’t sit well with me. If seen in maybe a dream or a personal vision, but this was directly told to her. I question that.
My next problem is the children claimed to see horrific visions of hell. I also cannot understand that one. Why would our Holy Mother show small children something that terrible? I never thought God would reveal any aspects of heaven or hell to us before we left this earth. Maybe someone could clarify via scripture if this is so. From ones so young it sounds like fabrication, which brings up question as to the validity of Fatima at all, which I have always believed, except since I’ve discovered these points. I’ve read many books on Fatima, and seen movies as well, and they do acknowledge that Mary did these things.
Now please don’t misinterpret my next point, but it also appears to me that by the entire vision experience, it just seemed to glorify Mary too much. I’ve never put this in words or spoken of this, but I honor and Love Mary, our Mother, and I believe she was ever Virgin, a pure vessel of the Lord, but I find it difficult to believe that she would bring that much attention to herself, or so it appears.
I love Jesus so much, so tremendously, that for myself it’s a little difficult to pray to anyone else, but it’s perfectly fine and valid to pray for Our Lady’s intercession. She does bring many graces upon us I do believe that. But I do not recall Mary being as glorified in other visions as she has been in Fatima.
I would appreciate anyone’s insight into all this, and I mean no offense to the dear Mother of Our Lord, but it’s just this one apparition I’ve always wondered about, and for some odd reason, it does not sit well with me. Someone, please help and show me what I’m not understanding.
Thank you and God bless you all
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