July 13th (Third Apparition)


Source: America Needs Fatima

To learn more about the third apparition, click here.




Today is the first Saturday of July.  The Blessed Virgin Mary promised to “assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation” those who fulfill the Five First Saturdays Devotion.

To learn more about the First Saturday Devotionclick here.

To complete this devotion, there are four steps we must take, and they are to be done on the First Saturdays of five consecutive months.


What needs to be done each First Saturday?

  1. Go to confession with the intention of offering your confession to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the offenses made against her Immaculate Heart.
  2. Receive Holy Communion with the intention of offering your confession to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the offenses made against her Immaculate Heart.
  3. Pray 5 decades of the Rosary
  4. “Keep our Blessed Mother company” for 15 minutes by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary with the intention of offering reparation to her. This is a separate prayer/meditation time from praying the Rosary. Our group completes item four after reciting the Rosary.

Following the completion of the initial Five First Saturdays (completed over a period of five consecutive months on each first Saturday), are we then obligated to continue the devotion?

”Our Lady asked for five Saturdays in a row, but there is no reason not to continue it every month for love of her Immaculate Heart and to heal the sins against her which continue to occur.”

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What are the five blasphemies or offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

  1. 5ffcc7c48349a267f36d9e64ca42275dBlasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
  2. Blasphemies against her Perpetual Virginity.
  3. Blasphemies against her Divine Maternity, refusing at the same time to accept her as the Mother of all mankind.
  4. Blasphemies of those who try publicly to implant in children’s hearts indifference, contempt, and even hatred against His Immaculate Mother.
  5. Offenses that directly insult her and her sacred images.

Do I need to go to confession on the day of the First Saturday?

  • No, you do not. Jesus Himself told Lucia that you can go to Confession within 8 days before or after the Saturday, or even “longer still, provided that, when they receive Me [in Holy Communion], they are in a state of grace and have the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

July 13th of this month marks the 101st anniversary of the first apparition to the three children at Fatima.

The late Mother Angelica, the founder of EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network), once said, ”If Catholics would rise up and be truly Catholic, (e.g., pray the Rosary daily), the world would change overnight!”

We couldn’t agree more!

Are you ready to stand out like St. John the Baptist and be that voice calling out from the wilderness, ”Repent! Repent!” through the daily recitation of the Rosary as Our Lady requested from us at Fatima?

Not only will the Rosary change the world, it will change your life, too.




Preceding the second apparition, the seers, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta once again saw a great brilliance, which they called lightning. Some people in the group of fifty spectators noticed that the light of the sunlight dimmed during the first few minutes of the conversation. Others said that the top of the budding holm oak bent down, as if under the weight of something. During Our Lady’s conversation with the seers, some of the bystanders heard a whispering, like the humming of a bee.

Lucia: What does Your Grace wish of me?

Our Lady: I want you to come here on the thirteenth of next month, to pray the rosary every day, and to learn to read. I shall later say what I want.

(Lucia asked for the healing of a sick person.)

Our Lady: If he converts, he will be healed within the year.

Lucia: I would like to ask you to take us to heaven.

Our Lady: Yes, I shall take Jacinta and Francisco soon, but you will remain here for some time yet. Jesus wishes to use you in order to make me known and loved. He wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it, and these souls will be beloved of God like flowers arranged by me to adorn His throne.

Lucia: Will I stay here alone?

Our Lady: No, daughter. Does that make you suffer much? Do not be dismayed. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart shall be your refuge and the road that shall lead you to God.

Lucia writes, “Upon saying these last words, she opened her hands, and for the second time she communicated to us the reflection of that intense light. We could see ourselves in it as if immersed in God. Jacinta and Francisco seemed to be in the part of this light that went up toward heaven, and I in the part that was cast toward the ground. In front of Our Lady’s right hand, there was a heart encircled by thorns that seemed to pierce it. We understood  that it was the Immaculate Heart of Mary, insulted by the sins of humanity and which desires reparation.”

When this vision ceased, the Lady, still surrounded by the light that she radiated, rose from the little tree and glided toward the east until she disappeared completely. Several persons who were closer noticed that the buds at the top of the holm oak were bent in the same direction as if they had been drawn by the Lady’s clothes. They returned to their usual position only some hours later.


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Source: https://www.americaneedsfatima.org/ANF-Articles/the-second-apparition-of-our-lady-june-13-1917.html

ANF Needs Your Help and Prayers.

I have terrible news to report to you today.

And that’s why I am rushing you this emergency email so that you will know exactly what’s happening.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art very recently hosted their annual “Gala” fundraising event; using it to kick off its next exhibit, audaciously themed as “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” – you can imagine!
The ON-GOING “Catholic Fashion” Exhibit

This 5-month long “fashion” exhibit (…a 5-month long blasphemy!) can now be viewed in the MET and its associated Cloisters museum. The exhibits are outrageous, impure, and outlandish mockeries of Catholic vestures by ‘fashion’ designers; of Jesus, Mary, saints, priests, bishops, popes, and consecrated women religious.
In deliberate juxtaposition with over 50 Sacred Vestments from the Sistine Chapel’s sacristy are such blasphemous “Catholic Imagination” fashion statements as:
    • a sexual bondage mask draped in Rosary beads
    • women’s dresses modeled after the clerical attire which is worn by bishops and priests – again; many transparent and extremely revealing…
    • …one such item features a very short black skirt with a sleeveless and shoulderless top and an icon of Our Lady on the front and back
    • another dress depicts a scene of Adam and Eve naked and a transparent top
    • a cardinal’s robe features a neckline that has its mannequin’s breasts almost entirely exposed
    • one submission from the fashion ‘house’ of Christian Dior is clearly fabric of traditional priestly vestment material. Andrew Bolton, the MET’s Curator, describes the showpiece as, “A sort of figment of John’s [the designer] imagination of a pope.” …with a miter and a narrow waistline. His “pope” clearly wears a dress. …the “Catholic” Fashion Imagination!

and The Opening “GALA” EVENT

It was really a Catholic BASH. …how celebrities took a special night out to jointly and very publicly defile and degrade our holy Catholic Faith.

The opening Gala wanted to honor ‘The Catholic Imagination’ in fashion. The report I’ve received is that in many cases…CAUTION!
  • there was usually more skin than fabric shown
  • the designer “Catholic” halos, crowns, veils, “dresses”, earrings, headdresses, “cassocks”, “habits”…all “designed” for exposure of skin, for the bizarre, or merely for worldly glitz
  • (I cannot in good conscience tell you the immoral details, but, with CAUTION, it is easily found online.)
It was truly an outrage for faithful Catholics.

On Saturday, June 9

And since you are a special devotee of Our Lady I’m sure you will understand why we must soothe the outrage of God and Mary, who were publically slapped in the face by this satanic event and any of its blaspheming attendees!

My friend, BIG public sin demands BIG BIG public reparation.

For that reason, America Needs Fatima is going to bring good souls, at no charge, from all over the Northeast to prayerfully rally at the MET.

This is going to be a powerful and public act of reparation to God Almighty right outside The Met.

Perhaps you can join us!

But even if you can’t join us… then perhaps you can send a special gift because we are facing serious last-minute financial costs in order to hopefully bring 20 full-time TFP volunteers and at least 300-500 friends and supporters of America Needs Fatima. Can I count on your financial help?

I’m Not A Gambler, But I’ve Gone Out On A Limb:
Trusting In Our Lady & Your Generosity

Click HERE to support the Rally

  • We’ve already started making hundreds of phone call invitations
  • We’re also marshaling a targeted post-card invitation
  • Our ANF E-mail department is sending out a stream of invitations to our friends within a 150-mile radius of the area
  • Our many supporters on the ground in these areas are personally inviting their contacts

…so you see, our hope of bringing several hundred to the rally of reparation is not a pie-in-the-sky dream.

But are you able to help us with a small donation? …or a larger donation?

As I’ve said, America Needs Fatima is moving people from around the Northeast corridor to join our prayer rally in front of The MET, where many of the “fashion” displays will be.

You may not be able to join us but please consider helping us with a donation that you can afford so we can take a stand against this horrendous attack on the Catholic Church.

Here is how you can make a difference,

  • $500 to help rent a bus. We hope to rent several.
  • $35 to sponsor one volunteer to go to NYC
  • $24 for two meals for a volunteer traveling to the MET
  • $7 or whatever amount you can afford to help with; we know it will come from the heart.

By far, the great majority of our friends struggle with making ends meet each month. If that’s you, please consider a “widow’s mite” contribution of whatever amount you can help towards this great cause.

However, you may be a soul that has been blessed with means and is able to help pay for a bus or sponsor a volunteer or two.

And if God has really blessed your hard work and wisdom, maybe you can send $2,500; which would cover the full amount for one bus. How wonderful that would be!

You know that whatever amount you can sacrifice will be very much appreciated, especially your prayers for the success of this campaign.

But whatever the size of your gift, I know that the Blessed Mother will smile upon you and bless you in many ways; ways we don’t even know sometimes until years or even decades later.

So Please, Click HERE to support the Rally

Listen: this on-going “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit is an unmitigated mockery of the Catholic Church.

Can we just turn our backs when the Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ is being attacked in a most vile and unspeakable manner?

Absolutely not!

That’s why I am asking you if you can support our pilgrimage of prayer and penance to do public reparation at The MET.

Click HERE to support the Rally

I warn you: this very public MET blasphemy is a terrible sin which brings devils to the earth and provokes God to withdraw his graces and blessings.

And when world-famous public buildings like The MET open their doors to an event that offends God so directly, we must ask:

“Are we still one nation under God?”

So here’s what is going to happen.

First of all:

America Needs Fatima is in contact with many faithful priests, nuns, convents, and Catholic schools, and we are asking them to pray for this act of reparation and maybe even offer a Holy Mass for its success. If the protest is a success, this is why, but pray that our generous donors help us to bring the hundreds we need in “a show of prayerful force”.

Please offer Holy Communions, rosaries, little sufferings…anything. Thank you!

Then, at 12 Noon on Saturday, June 9Feast of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, our America Needs Fatima Act of Reparation will take place at The MET.

Our standards will be flying in the wind! And we will be praying, singing and offering reparation, ALL BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE.

I hope and pray that you will support us as generously as you possibly can.

We must go to the heart of New York City, to The MET on 5th Avenue, and make reparation for this enormous sin. We can do nothing less.

And since you are a special devotee of Our Lady I’m sure you will help us oppose this event!

Click HERE to support the Rally

Thank you for reading this emergency email and I look forward to your positive response.

For Jesus, Mary, and America I remain,

Sincerely yours,
Robert Ritchie
Director, America Needs Fatima
Prayer – Penance – Amendment

PS: When public buildings open their doors and allow an event which publicly offends God so deeply…

We cannot…

We must not…

We will not… remain silent.

Please pray for this campaign.

Click HERE to support the Rally

May 13, 1917

The three seers were playing at the Cova da Iria on May 13, 1917, when they saw two flashes like lightning, after which they saw a beautiful lady standing atop a holm oak tree. She was, according to Lucia, “a Lady dressed in white, more brilliant than the sun…”

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L-R: Lucia dos Santos, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto


May 13th: The First Apparition


On May 13, 1917, Lucia dos Santos and her two cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto were watching the family sheep on an area of land known as the Cova da Iria. This land, located in Fatima, Portugal — a municipality of Ourem, Santarem district belonged to Lucia’s family.

When the children saw what they described as ”… flashes of lightning,” on what was otherwise a perfectly sunny day, thinking a storm was near, the children decided they should take the sheep home when they encountered a beautiful lady whom according to the children was, ”… luminous, brighter than the sun, with a light that was purer than crystal.”

The lady was standing atop a small holm oak tree dressed all in white. Frightened at first, the lady assured the children that they had nothing to fear and that they should approach her. The lady was so close to the children, they could, as Lucia once described, ”… almost touch her.”

This woman who was clothed with the sun would later come to be known as Our Lady of Fatima — Queen of the most Holy Rosary. Click here to learn more about this incredible 20th Century miracle beginning with the apparitions of the angel of Portugal in 1916.


Sunday, May 13, 2018, will mark the 101st Anniversary of the message of Our Lady of Fatima. How do you plan to spend this very special day?

It is my prayer that you will go to Mass, pray a Rosary (maybe, two), learn about the message (if you are not familiar with it) and/or discuss the message with family and friends asking how you too, can become an apostle of Fatima by, according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI — living, learning, and spreading the message.

Prayer, especially daily recitation of the Rosary and reflection on its mysteries is the way to draw closer to Christ — the way that leads to Jesus through His mother.


Attacks Against Our Lady


This cannot stand! I signed the petition and pray that you will do the same. However, rather than choose anger toward those responsible, let us choose to forgive and offer a prayer for these souls. The rest we leave to the love, mercy, and prayer of Our Lord and Our Lady.

Click here to learn more and to sign the petition.