However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today. For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised. (Deuteronomy 15:4-6)
A GREAT DESIGN ON THIS PEOPLE
Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels
October 2, 1980
From the Blue Book
Message no. 210
a. "Look at this immense archipelago, and see how my work has also spread here, in an extraordinary way.
b. You behold my marvels in every part of the world. I have also revealed to you the times and the places where the triumph of my Immaculate Heart is being realized.
c. Look at the hearts and the souls ofall these children of mine: they are so faithful to Jesus, so devoted to me, and so united to the Church. Through them the light of my Heart is spreading through all the countries of this continent.
d. I have a great design on this people. They please me with their simplicity, their devotion, their great poverty, their humility and patience.
e. I am the Mother of all peoples. I look at the hearts of nations, to gather the seeds of good and to make them blossom in the garden of my Immaculate Heart, that I may save them in greater numbers, at the time of the decisive trial, when some of these will disappear from the face of the earth.
f. I look with tenderness and with joy at these children of mine, and I bring you into their midst to hold cenacles of prayer and to renew together the consecration to my Immaculate Heart.
g. Your coming is a sign of my special presence at their side. Give to me all the crowns of fragrant flowers with which they encircle you. They are signs of the great crown of love, which my children from every part of the world are now offering me, to take from me the painful crown of thorns. With you are the guardian angels, who lead you into the light, so that my garden may soon be filled with flowers.
h. And then the Church and the world will see the masterpiece of love, which for the present I am jealously guarding in my in my Immaculate Heart."
DO NOT SIN ANY MORE
Anniversary of the Last Apparition at Fatima
October 13, 1980
From the Blue Book
Message no. 211
a. "Today you are gathering here, in a cenacle of prayer, and recalling my final apparition at the Cova da Iria which was confirmed by the miracle of the sun.
b. From this land, dear to me for the love and devotion with which I am loved and venerated, I make again to the world the anguished appeal which I made on that same day at Fatima and which summarizes, in a few words, the message which I came from heaven to communicate to you.
c. Do not sin any more
d. Do not offend any more my Son Jesus, who has already been too much offended. Return to God by your conversion, along the way of prayer and of penance.
e. Alas, this message of mine has remained unheeded. And thus humanity has continued to hasten along the road of rebellion against God, in the obstinate rejection of his Law of love. Thus it has come even to the denial of sin, to the justification of even the gravest moral disorders, in the name of a falsely conceived liberty.
Thus Satan, my Adversary, has succeeded in making you fall into his seduction.
f. Many have thus lost the awareness of sin, and so, it is more and more committed and justified. The sense of guilt, which is the first step to take along the road of conversion, has practically disappeared.
g. Even in those countries of the most ancient Christian tradition, the great crime of killing children still in their mother's womb has gone so far as to be legitimized. This crime cries for vengeance in the sight of God.
h. This is the hour of justice and mercy. This is the hour of chastisement and salvation. The heavenly Mother intercedes before God for you because never, as in the present time, have you been so menaced and so close to the supreme test.
i. For this reason I beg you to repent and to return to God. Through you, sons especially chosen by me and consecrated to me, my apostles in these latter times, I want this anguished appeal to reach to the very limits of the earth.
j. From this blessed nation, upon which I have a great design of love and of light, I gather you all into the refuge of my Immaculate Heart."