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This illustration of the Blessed Virgin Mary is by artist Jason Koltuniak for the children's book from Divine Providence Press, Our Lady of Fatima's 3 Spiritual Weapons to End War and Obtain Peace. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine triggered the first actions of war, and the world looks with anguish on the sad events in Eastern Europe. Catholics are called to pray for peace, and we have an infallible spiritual weapon that Our Lady of Fatima left us.

1917 Marian Apparitions

During her 1917 apparitions, amidst the unfolding of the World War I, Our Lady of Fatima (Blessed Virgin Mary) indicated to Sister Lucia that there was something special she had to do to stop the war. At the same time, she said that if they did not do what she advised, another worse war would come.

While these warnings have clear historical context, advice is essential at all times, especially when the world witnesses impending war. This is what Our Lady revealed and her advice to end wars:

"Pray the Rosary every day to achieve peace in the world and the end of war."
(First Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – Sunday, May 13, 1917)

"Continue to pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war, because she alone can be of any avail."
(Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – Friday, July 13, 1917)

Hell is Real

"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace."
(Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – Friday, July 13, 1917)

 "The war will end, but if they do not stop offending God (…) a worse one will begin."
(Third Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – Friday, July 13, 1917)

"I wish to tell you that I want a chapel built here in my honor. I am the Lady of the Rosary. Continue to pray the Rosary every day. The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes."
(Sixth Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima – Saturday, October 13, 1917 – Miracle of the Sun)

3 Spiritual Weapons

In these messages, Our Lady provided key advice to ending a war with spiritual weapons:

(1) Stop offending God (a call to repentance, conversion, and reparation).

(2) Pray the Rosary tirelessly.

(3) Entrust ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the perfect way to Jesus).

Our Lady of Fatima, please pray for us!


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Author Copyright © Andrés Jaromezuk. All Rights Reserved.

Image: © Jason Koltuniak, What Color is Heaven? 

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