Eucharistic reparation in the Fatima Message

by Deacon Bob Ellis –

The call to Eucharistic reparation is very much a part of Fatima, but interestingly, it did not come from Our Lady. She did not ask for it during any of her six apparitions in 1917. While she did talk about turning away from sin and back to God, she spoke mostly about God’s desire for the establishment of devotion to her Immaculate Heart and reparation for sins committed against it, especially in the First Saturday devotion

The call to Eucharistic reparation is found in the third apparition of the angel, in the prayer he taught them, called the Angel’s Prayer: 

Most Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly.  I offer You 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 indifference with which He is offended.  By the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.

Then, as he was giving them Holy Communion, he spoke these words:  “Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.”

Francisco developed a great love for Jesus in the Eucharist, almost immediately. When the angel left them after giving them Holy Communion, he said to Jacinta and Lucia, “I felt that God was within me, but I didn’t know how.” Then, he prostrated himself on the ground and repeated the Angel prayer over and over for a long time. He would spend much of his remaining time on earth praying before Jesus in the tabernacle in order to console Him and make reparation for the sins that so saddened Him.

Why make Eucharistic reparation?

While we make reparation for all sins when we sanctify our daily lives by offering our sufferings, Eucharistic reparation is different in two respects. First, it is done most efficaciously, although not exclusively, in the presence of the Holy Eucharistic. Second, its specific foci are the outrages, sacrileges and indifference, so offensive to Our Lord. 

What are the outrages? Some examples are the desecration that occurs when churches are sacked; the use of stolen Hosts in satanic rituals; sacrilegious communions repeatedly committed by public manifest sinners who support abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. 

What are the sacrileges? The reception of Holy Communion when not in a state of grace; failure to consume the Host immediately and discarding it later, or worse, giving it to others who have intent to desecrate it.

Indifference is most often manifest in the ignoring of Our Lord’s Real Presence – our failure to visit Him; our failure to acknowledge Him when passing by a church; our failure to reverence Him upon entering a church; and our failure to avail ourselves of chapels of perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. We can also exhibit indifference when our reception of Holy Communion becomes a meaningless ritual act where we disregard the grace that God wants to give us.

We can offer Holy Communions in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference. We can visit Our Lord in any church anytime to make Eucharistic reparation. We can frequent a Eucharistic Adoration Chapel and console Our Lord. We should pray the Angel’s Prayer often, especially when in Jesus’ presence. At the close of each period of Eucharistic reparation, we should pray “Most Holy Trinity I adore You, my God, my God, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament” seven times. Why seven times? Because in scripture the number seven signifies completeness and/or Divine perfection. What better way to end our time with the Lord.

May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored and loved with grateful affection at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world even until the end of time!  Amen.

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3 Comments
  1. Please pray for Kathy that she will find the courage and change of heart to return to a broken marriage with reconciliation and forgiveness in this season of lent.
    Amen

  2. This Lenten season, I pray and I ask everyone to please pray for Canada. Governments have legislatively approved abortion, and our liberal PM has given $600 million for off-shore abortion in direct reaction to President Trump’s pro-life stance. In Canada there appears to be no open political support for life. Christian churches have been closing and on and on it goes. Please pray that Canada and the U.S.A. and indeed all western nations will once again find God’s path…

  3. For a friend that the Holy Spirit will soften her heart and be more forgiving. Pride separates us from God.

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