My two daughters Jete’ and Renée gave me a wonderful Mother’s Day gift of a retreat “The Final Battle,” at Our Lady of Hope in Osyka, Mississippi. The retreat leader was Father Miles Walsh, who was masterful in laying out the message of Fatima and its meaning for the world today!
The retreat center is beautiful! You are greeted by the Blessed Mother carrying her unborn child, Jesus, the savior of our World! Right away you know this will be a special time of reflection and study on the most prophetic of modern apparitions and it’s urgent call to conversion, prayer, and penance!
I met so many wonderful people at the retreat. These are three ladies that I grew close to Jean, Cathy, and Iris, with Father Walsh. He came over to explain the question that Mary remained a Virgin all her life and Jesus had no brothers. A questions that confuse people.
The artwork throughout the retreat center is spectacular! All were painted by the same artist from Medjugorje. These are present in the dining area where we had morning, lunch and evening meals. You definitely did not go hungry and these meals were cooked and served by a staff of wonderful holy men and women who love and know God! You can learn a lot from speaking with them!
The grounds have wonderful with art that is still being created. the first set of statues when complete will be the twelve Apostles. The second photograph is the (1st Station of the Cross) Christ is condemned to death. The third photograph is the 12th station, when finished it will depict Christ crucified along side the two thieves.
This is not one of the pieces of Art from (Our Lady of Hope) however I wanted to use it to reveal the main message from Fatima:
“Pray the rosary every day in honor of Our Lady to obtain peace in the world…for she alone can save it” (The Blessed Mother on July 13, 1917).
“Our Lady of Fatima asks us to become devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “Jesus wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it” (The Blessed Mother on June 13, 1917).
“Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say often whenever you make a sacrifice: ‘O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the ofenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary” (The Blessed Mother on June 13, 1917).
“Pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them” (The Blessed Mother on August 19, 1917).
In the first of these angelic apparitions, in the spring of 1916, the angel taught the children this prayer: “My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love thee.”
In the third of the angelic apparitions, in the autumn of 1916 the angel gives holy Communion to the three children and teaches them this prayer: “Most Holy Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most precious body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences whereby he is offended. And through the infinite merits of his most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of thee the conversion of poor sinners.”
Our mother Mary ask us to pray the Rosary for our world which so badly needs it. I pray the Rosary every day. I can’t leave my home without saying the Rosary and making the sign of the Cross! It brings me peace, it bring me happiness, it brings me hope. If you don’t know how to pray the Rosary go to u-tube and pray with Father Mike Schmitz or Mark Wahberg or Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the Chosen. It will change your life! It will change the world! Pray for the world, for your family, for your friends, for those who have no one to pray for them. Pray for me and I’ll be praying for you. Let’s all walk with Jesus! Let me hear from you!