Peace Plan: "Padre Pio said 'Pray, hope & don’t worry.' Padre Pio used to call his rosary a weapon... Our Lady of Fatima asked all Catholics to do five things"
When our Blessed Mother appeared to the children at Fatima, she gave them the Peace Plan from Heaven. The requests of the Peace Plan include:
penance and reparation
the daily recitation of the Rosary
the five First Saturday Devotions
consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The Five First Saturday Devotions
By Maria Ramirez
many people are feeling very anxious and fearfu The bible says “Perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment. The one who fears has not been perfected in Love,” 1 John 4:18-19. I know that there is no such thing as perfect in this world, except for the love of God!
So instead of wasting time feeling anxious, do as Padre Pio said “Pray, hope and don’t worry.” Padre Pio used to call his rosary a weapon, which it is. It is a weapon against the demons who try to discourage us and make us feel anxious and fearful. This is a spiritual battle as we have been told many times. In 1917 Our Lady of Fatima asked all Catholics to do five things: Amend our lives - She warned that many souls are going to hell and said: "They (sinners) must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. Do not offend the Lord our God any more, for He is already too much offended," pray the rosary daily, wear the brown scapular, offer sacrifices, devotion to the first 5 Saturday’s of the month, where we offer mass in reparation to the immaculate heart of Mary, pray the rosary and spend at least 15 minutes with her in silent meditation or prayer. Our lady of Fatima warned us that if we didn’t do these things then we would have another world war and much more catastrophes to come. Obviously, not enough people listened to our blessed mother.
Well, here we are today in the year 2023 and things are not looking so good for the USA, but we can still heed the words of our blessed mother. In these trying times we must make an act of faith and turn to prayer. Sister Lucia who was one of the 3 children who saw our lady of Fatima wrote: The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families...that cannot be solved by the Rosary. Sister Lucia was the oldest of the 3 children who saw Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal in 1917; she passed away in 2005, at the age of 97.