Day 4 - Broaden Out Heaven With Jacinta
Light a candle as a sign that in your home lives a pilgrim of Fatima by the heart. Our Lady watches over your way.
Prayer of the Angel of Peace: My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.
- Jacinta was the one that more intensely associated with God in the intention of extending salvation to everyone. She passionately lived Christ’s compassion for sinners and just like Him she wanted to give her life to save them. She discovered by making sacrifices the way to do it.
- The gospel of John shows us Jesus explaining the mystery of Jacinta, by telling what we can say about Jacinta. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it [on] the last day (John 6: 39).
- Listen in your innermost self to the awareness of this responsibility to broaden heaven, just like Jacinta. Become a participant of the compassion of Christ, the Good Shepherd who gives His life for His sheep and is filled with compassion when seeing the tired and weary multitudes. He wants everyone to be saved.
My God, You inhabit the innermost of my heart and You call me to become a pilgrim by the heart and to meet You there. I silently contemplate the life and death of Saint Jacinta who crossed the earth longing for heaven and to broaden it out for all, so that no one gets lost. How fair and immense is this compassion by which she made the passion of Your Son her own! And how fair is this intimacy in which she lived with Him, united in the intention to save all! And how fair is the peace, the confidence, the uttermost humanity in which she died! Listen to my penitent voice, secretly longing for eternity. Forgive me for doubting about heaven or thinking it is only for those I hold dear, or wanting it only for myself, and for easily being tempted to think that I can save myself alone. Help me to remember that heaven is for everyone and that we are called to pray for the salvation of every soul.
Light in my heart, just like in the heart of Saint Jacinta Marto, the longing to broaden out heaven for all and the will to care for others and their salvation, just like the blessed in the last judgement. I am a pilgrim by the heart, and like Jacinta, I am longing to broaden out heaven for all. I want to go on a pilgrimage by the heart into Your mother’s heart, mother of mine, Our Lady of Fatima. In Her heart, You will be waiting for my heart. And today, away from the Little Chapel in Fatima, I make myself a pilgrim by the heart: I shall follow my heart and in our Mother’s immaculate heart I shall listen to the merciful beating of Your heart. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Mother of Heaven, be attentive to the supplications of a world facing tribulation. Answer the cry of the poor and the sick, give comfort and hope to all those who suffer, give strength and compassion to all those who work and care for those who are suffering. Bring peace to the world. In your immaculate heart, be for all your children a refuge and a way to God. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us. Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto, pray for us.