“If people do what I tell you many souls will be saved…”
MANY SOULS GO TO HELL BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO ONE TO PRAY FOR THEM
“Our Lady said to the children at Fatima, ‘if people do what I tell you many souls will be saved and there will be peace.’ Our Lady asked us at Fatima to pray and make sacrifice for sinners. She said that many souls go to Hell because they have no one to pray for them and make sacrifices for them. Lucy describes the Vision of Hell as follows:
THE VISION OF HELL
‘We saw as it were a vast sea of fire, in which were plunged, all blackened and burnt, demons and souls in human form like transparent embers. Raised into the air by the flames, they fell back in all directions, like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or poise, amidst loud cries and horrible groans of pain and despair which caused us to shudder and tremble with fear. The demons were distinguished by the horrible and repellent forms of terrible unknown animals, like embers of fire, black yet transparent.
This scene lasted an instant, and we must thank Our Heavenly Mother who had prepared us beforehand by promising to take us to Heaven with Her; otherwise I believe that we should have died of fear and terror.’ Our Lady said: ‘You have seen Hell where the soul of poor sinners go, to save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.’
Saint Alphonsus (Doctor of the Church) teaches that Devotion to Mary is necessary for Catholics in order to save their souls. He also teaches that Mary has snatched many souls from the clutches of Hell and saved them for Heaven because these persons have repeated during their lifetime some little act of devotion to Our Lady – for example, praying three Hail Mary’s to Our Lady every day, or fasting on Saturdays in Her honour. (See Saint Alphonsus’s book ‘Glories of Mary’, Part 1, Section 1, Chapter 8.) Thus we can see why God wants to even better establish devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout the world because thereby many more souls would be saved. God furthermore wants mankind to realise that God grants graces to us through Mary. As Pope Leo XIII taught, all graces come from God, through the Sacred Humanity of Jesus Christ, through the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to us.”
– This article entitled “Vision of Hell” was published in the Fatima Center’s booklet “Our Lady’s Urgent Appeal”, 1982. More information on the Fatima Center can be found on http://www.fatima.org (external link).