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Page Thirty-Eight The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Our Lady of the Rosary k HREE decades ago, during the month of the Most Holy Rosary, the titanic evil of Commanistie revolution was launched upon the already black and turbulent waters of entire world strife. October, 1917, marked the beginning of the most fu- rious assault against God ever devised by the satanic enemy of mankind. "'This modern revolution," wrote Pope Plus XI twenty years later, "has actually broken out, or threatens everywhere, and it ex- ceeds in amllitude and violence anything yet experienced in preceding persecutions directed against the Church. Entire peo- ples find themselves n danger of falling back into barbarism worse than that which oppressed the greater part of the world at the coming of the Redeemer." And yet how unsearchable are the ways of God's wisdom! In that same month of October, 1917, while the world was in gloom and desoiation as the European war was approaching the end of its third year, Divine Providence gave to men a remarkable answer to the supplications of Benedict XV calling for a world-wide crusade of prayer to Our Lady Mediatrix of all Graces. In the small village of Fa- tima, situated about seventy-five miles north of Lisbon, three young Portuguese children had been favored by apparitions of Our Lady on the sunny morning of May 13, 1917, and continuing on the 13th of each month until October. BOTHELL ERICKSEN MOTOR CO. Complete Automotive Service Body and Fender Automobile Paintlng D. L. Erlcksen Phone Bothell 031 BOTHELL, WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS. CRAWFORD'S The Rexall Store POTLATCH YARDS, INC. 4 SQUARE LUMBER GENERAL PAINTS Wallboard--Paints and Hardware Phone Bothell 062 GREEN MOTOR GO. Towing Body and Service Fender Work General Autornotlve Work 31 years In business In Bothell Washington Federal Savings and Loan Association of BOTHELL, WASH LOANS FOR HOMES i Bothell Feed and Seed Co. Hay--Grain--Flour--Sccd Fertilizer Phone 651 Bothel] JONES & MOHN .HARDWARE-- FURNITURE APPLIANCES 25,000 Square Feet of Floor Space PHONE 182 BOTHELL BOTHELL MOTOR CO. Sale= Service GENERAL REPAIR Phone 034 By RICHARD . BRACKETT, S.d. The children, simply clad in the man- ner of shepherds, spent their days tend- ing sheep in their parents' fields at Cova da Iria. Along the rough road leading from Fatima they would drive the sheep mztil they reached a plateau where pas- turage, though scant as it was in the sur- rounding flat country, could be obtained. About noon, leaving the sheep to graze on the small slopes, Jacinto Marto with her brother Francisco and a cousin Lucy would recite the Rosary according to the pious custom of their district. On this particular morning in May, the three children, upon finishing the Rosary, were startled by the sudden lead of lightning from a clear blue sky. Their gaze was attracted to a small holm-oak tree where- on a beautiful Lady was standing. About eighteen years of age, she appeared in a mantle richly bordered with old, clasp- ing in her hands a Rosary, a shimmering cloud resting softly at her feet near the base of the shrub. "I come from Heaven," she answered in reply to the children's questions. "I want you children to come here, on the thirteenth of each month until October. Then I will tell you who I am." She had come to ask them to bear great sufferings in reparation for the sins of the world, and received their immediate promise of willingness to make their lives a cofnplete holocaust, to endure whatever persecution might come. Each month the children when together to Cova da Ira, accompanied by the ever- increasing populace seeking to verify the apparitions. Our Lady never failed to keep her word and appeared on the thir- teenth of each month. She recommended the frequent and devout recitation of the Rosary." "Pray, pray much and make sacrifices for sinners," she entreated. "Many souls go to hell because there are none to make sacrifices and to pray for them." On July 13, Our Lady told the peasant children that she would work a great miracle in October that would con- vince all, even the most skeptical. "The war is going to end," she prom- ised them, "but if people do not cease to offend God, not much time will elapse, and precisely during the next pontificate another and more terrible war will com- mence." The exact truth of that prophecy we have seen verified in the horrifying catastrophe of "World War II. The thirteenth of October arrived. De- spite a driving rain, seventy thousand spectators made their way along the muddy, narrow road from Fatima to the Cova da Iria, with high expectations s of witnessing the supernatural event. Civil magistrates, ecclesiastical supe- riors, peasants from surrounding villages, and learned men from afar,with not a few anti-religious leaders, gathered at the scene of the previous apparitions, ready to, testify to this promised sign. "She is coming!" Lucy suddenly cried, a!though the vision was hidden from the people. "Her face was brighter than the sun," was the description of Francisco who was so dazzled by the light he was unable to fix 'his gaze upon the Lady for any considerable length of time. Our Lady had promised to reveal her' identity to the little children. "I am the Lady of the Rosary," she told them, "and I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. The must not continue to offend Our Lord, already so deeply of- fended. They must say the Rosary." Faithful to another promise, Mary brought with her Saint Joseph and the Divine Child in this, her last appearance to the three young Portuguese peasants. Our Lady, wore a white tunic with a blue cloak while both Saint Joseph and the Infant Jesus were clothed in red gar- ments. Shortly afterwards, Our Lady ap- peared as the Mother, of Sorrows, and then as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, symbolizing the helghtB of contemplative union with God and the arduousness of the Ascent of Mount Carmel. Meanwhile the populace grew restless, as they were unable to gaze upon these great visions. How were they to know that Our Lady was actually appearing to the three children? Tile time bad come for "the great mir- acle." As the Lady of the Rosary mo- tioned towards the sky, Lucy exclaimed, "Look at the sun!" With astonished and terrified counte- nances, seventy thousand witnessed the sun turn to a dull silver enabling them to glance directly Into its center. Like a huge wheel, it began to revolve, emit- ting long beams of colored light which transformed sky and earth into the beau- tiful shades of the spectrum. For the space of twelve minutes the throng watched this stupendous solar miracle. At its great climax, the sun ap- peared to tear itself from its orbit and dash headlong toward the earth. The vast crowd fell to the ground terrified and cowered at the near approach of the sum Suddenly that luminous body ceased its hurtling flight and once again re- sumed its place in the heavens. The skeptical present at this miracle were satisfied beyond their furthest hopes. The Church, always slow and deliber- ate in investigating apparitions and mira- cles of this type, finally, in 1930, declared through her representative, Jose' Correia da Silva, Bishop of Leiria, that "we deem well to declare the visions of the children at the Cova da Iria in the parish of Fa- tima of this diocese worthy of credence and to give official permission for the cult of Our Lady of Fatima." This year, during the period from May to October, thousands of pilgrims jammed the roads to Fatima in order to participate in the procession at the shrine and be present at the pilgrimage Masses. It is not difficult to see that the cen- tral teaching of the Lady of the Rosary at Fatima' is the vital and absolute neces- sity of prayer, especially iA the form of the Rosary, in reparation for all the L Greetings, from MARTIN TAXI & PASTIME CAFE At Your Service PHONE 811 wrongs done fo the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Lady reminded the children. that many go to hell because there are none to do penance and to pray for them. Of special significance, however, are these words uttered by lIaz'y: "I ask for the consecration of the world to my Immaculate Heart and Communion in reparation on the first Saturday of each month. If my requests are heard, Russ;_ will be converted and there will be peace. Otherwise great errors will be spread throughout the world, giving rise to wars and persecutions against the Church." October 31, .1942, saw the consecration not only of Russia but of the entire World KIRKLAND MULLIGAN VARIETY STORE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF yARIETY STORE MERCHANDISE ON EAST SIDE Kirkland Phone 135K "The Store,of Friendly Service" KIRKLAND HARDWARE KIRKLAND PHONE 110 KIRKLAND RADIO AND APPLIANCE STORE Central Way and First Phone 347 Season's Greetings GREEN'S FUNERAL HOME AMBULANCE SERVICE Phone Kirkland 1551 Greetings EASTSI DE DISTRIBUTORS REX DRUG STORE C. B. HALVERSON Holverson's Drug Store Stuart Heights PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Phone 3100 THE PINES FLORAL CO. POTTED PLANTS, CUT FLOWERS Douglas Benson-- Klrkland J. P. McEVOY LUMBER .CO. LUMBER  MILLWORK -- PAINT Builders Hardware PHONE 8400 319 KIRK AVE. LAKESIDE CLEANERS WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER Licensed Sanitone Cleaners 114 Lake St." Phone 851. CAROL'S DRESS SHOP "Apparel with Appeal" ALTERATIONS Phone 480. Bank Bldg. SALES and SERVICE EAST SIDE MOTOR CO. PHONE 5151 109 Klrkland Ave. GREETINGS KIRKLAND SHOE STORE. KIRKLAND Greetings Lakeside Hardware Co. General Hardware  Paints -- Glass 8PORTING GOODS Q Phone 2050 DAVID'S .s40.2Sc STORE A Variety o/New Goods Every Week BEASON'S GREETINGS TELEPHONE SERVICE COMPANY and KIRKLAND TELEPHONE CO. M. W. BRYANT HARDWARE Housewares, ElectrI0al Appliances Paints and Farm Implements "You'll Like 'Our Service" PHONE 1351 e e e e. Page Thirty-Eight The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Our Lady of the Rosary k HREE decades ago, during the month of the Most Holy Rosary, the titanic evil of Commanistie revolution was launched upon the already black and turbulent waters of entire world strife. October, 1917, marked the beginning of the most fu- rious assault against God ever devised by the satanic enemy of mankind. "'This modern revolution," wrote Pope Plus XI twenty years later, "has actually broken out, or threatens everywhere, and it ex- ceeds in amllitude and violence anything yet experienced in preceding persecutions directed against the Church. Entire peo- ples find themselves n danger of falling back into barbarism worse than that which oppressed the greater part of the world at the coming of the Redeemer." And yet how unsearchable are the ways of God's wisdom! In that same month of October, 1917, while the world was in gloom and desoiation as the European war was approaching the end of its third year, Divine Providence gave to men a remarkable answer to the supplications of Benedict XV calling for a world-wide crusade of prayer to Our Lady Mediatrix of all Graces. In the small village of Fa- tima, situated about seventy-five miles north of Lisbon, three young Portuguese children had been favored by apparitions of Our Lady on the sunny morning of May 13, 1917, and continuing on the 13th of each month until October. BOTHELL ERICKSEN MOTOR CO. Complete Automotive Service Body and Fender Automobile Paintlng D. L. Erlcksen Phone Bothell 031 BOTHELL, WASHINGTON PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS. CRAWFORD'S The Rexall Store POTLATCH YARDS, INC. 4 SQUARE LUMBER GENERAL PAINTS Wallboard--Paints and Hardware Phone Bothell 062 GREEN MOTOR GO. Towing Body and Service Fender Work General Autornotlve Work 31 years In business In Bothell Washington Federal Savings and Loan Association of BOTHELL, WASH LOANS FOR HOMES i Bothell Feed and Seed Co. Hay--Grain--Flour--Sccd Fertilizer Phone 651 Bothel] JONES & MOHN .HARDWARE-- FURNITURE APPLIANCES 25,000 Square Feet of Floor Space PHONE 182 BOTHELL BOTHELL MOTOR CO. Sale= Service GENERAL REPAIR Phone 034 By RICHARD . BRACKETT, S.d. The children, simply clad in the man- ner of shepherds, spent their days tend- ing sheep in their parents' fields at Cova da Iria. Along the rough road leading from Fatima they would drive the sheep mztil they reached a plateau where pas- turage, though scant as it was in the sur- rounding flat country, could be obtained. About noon, leaving the sheep to graze on the small slopes, Jacinto Marto with her brother Francisco and a cousin Lucy would recite the Rosary according to the pious custom of their district. On this particular morning in May, the three children, upon finishing the Rosary, were startled by the sudden lead of lightning from a clear blue sky. Their gaze was attracted to a small holm-oak tree where- on a beautiful Lady was standing. About eighteen years of age, she appeared in a mantle richly bordered with old, clasp- ing in her hands a Rosary, a shimmering cloud resting softly at her feet near the base of the shrub. "I come from Heaven," she answered in reply to the children's questions. "I want you children to come here, on the thirteenth of each month until October. Then I will tell you who I am." She had come to ask them to bear great sufferings in reparation for the sins of the world, and received their immediate promise of willingness to make their lives a cofnplete holocaust, to endure whatever persecution might come. Each month the children when together to Cova da Ira, accompanied by the ever- increasing populace seeking to verify the apparitions. Our Lady never failed to keep her word and appeared on the thir- teenth of each month. She recommended the frequent and devout recitation of the Rosary." "Pray, pray much and make sacrifices for sinners," she entreated. "Many souls go to hell because there are none to make sacrifices and to pray for them." On July 13, Our Lady told the peasant children that she would work a great miracle in October that would con- vince all, even the most skeptical. "The war is going to end," she prom- ised them, "but if people do not cease to offend God, not much time will elapse, and precisely during the next pontificate another and more terrible war will com- mence." The exact truth of that prophecy we have seen verified in the horrifying catastrophe of "World War II. The thirteenth of October arrived. De- spite a driving rain, seventy thousand spectators made their way along the muddy, narrow road from Fatima to the Cova da Iria, with high expectations s of witnessing the supernatural event. Civil magistrates, ecclesiastical supe- riors, peasants from surrounding villages, and learned men from afar,with not a few anti-religious leaders, gathered at the scene of the previous apparitions, ready to, testify to this promised sign. "She is coming!" Lucy suddenly cried, a!though the vision was hidden from the people. "Her face was brighter than the sun," was the description of Francisco who was so dazzled by the light he was unable to fix 'his gaze upon the Lady for any considerable length of time. Our Lady had promised to reveal her' identity to the little children. "I am the Lady of the Rosary," she told them, "and I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. The must not continue to offend Our Lord, already so deeply of- fended. They must say the Rosary." Faithful to another promise, Mary brought with her Saint Joseph and the Divine Child in this, her last appearance to the three young Portuguese peasants. Our Lady, wore a white tunic with a blue cloak while both Saint Joseph and the Infant Jesus were clothed in red gar- ments. Shortly afterwards, Our Lady ap- peared as the Mother, of Sorrows, and then as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, symbolizing the helghtB of contemplative union with God and the arduousness of the Ascent of Mount Carmel. Meanwhile the populace grew restless, as they were unable to gaze upon these great visions. How were they to know that Our Lady was actually appearing to the three children? Tile time bad come for "the great mir- acle." As the Lady of the Rosary mo- tioned towards the sky, Lucy exclaimed, "Look at the sun!" With astonished and terrified counte- nances, seventy thousand witnessed the sun turn to a dull silver enabling them to glance directly Into its center. Like a huge wheel, it began to revolve, emit- ting long beams of colored light which transformed sky and earth into the beau- tiful shades of the spectrum. For the space of twelve minutes the throng watched this stupendous solar miracle. At its great climax, the sun ap- peared to tear itself from its orbit and dash headlong toward the earth. The vast crowd fell to the ground terrified and cowered at the near approach of the sum Suddenly that luminous body ceased its hurtling flight and once again re- sumed its place in the heavens. The skeptical present at this miracle were satisfied beyond their furthest hopes. The Church, always slow and deliber- ate in investigating apparitions and mira- cles of this type, finally, in 1930, declared through her representative, Jose' Correia da Silva, Bishop of Leiria, that "we deem well to declare the visions of the children at the Cova da Iria in the parish of Fa- tima of this diocese worthy of credence and to give official permission for the cult of Our Lady of Fatima." This year, during the period from May to October, thousands of pilgrims jammed the roads to Fatima in order to participate in the procession at the shrine and be present at the pilgrimage Masses. It is not difficult to see that the cen- tral teaching of the Lady of the Rosary at Fatima' is the vital and absolute neces- sity of prayer, especially iA the form of the Rosary, in reparation for all the L Greetings, from MARTIN TAXI & PASTIME CAFE At Your Service PHONE 811 wrongs done fo the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Lady reminded the children. that many go to hell because there are none to do penance and to pray for them. Of special significance, however, are these words uttered by lIaz'y: "I ask for the consecration of the world to my Immaculate Heart and Communion in reparation on the first Saturday of each month. If my requests are heard, Russ;_ will be converted and there will be peace. Otherwise great errors will be spread throughout the world, giving rise to wars and persecutions against the Church." October 31, .1942, saw the consecration not only of Russia but of the entire World KIRKLAND MULLIGAN VARIETY STORE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF yARIETY STORE MERCHANDISE ON EAST SIDE Kirkland Phone 135K "The Store,of Friendly Service" KIRKLAND HARDWARE KIRKLAND PHONE 110 KIRKLAND RADIO AND APPLIANCE STORE Central Way and First Phone 347 Season's Greetings GREEN'S FUNERAL HOME AMBULANCE SERVICE Phone Kirkland 1551 Greetings EASTSI DE DISTRIBUTORS REX DRUG STORE C. B. HALVERSON Holverson's Drug Store Stuart Heights PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Phone 3100 THE PINES FLORAL CO. POTTED PLANTS, CUT FLOWERS Douglas Benson-- Klrkland J. P. McEVOY LUMBER .CO. LUMBER  MILLWORK -- PAINT Builders Hardware PHONE 8400 319 KIRK AVE. LAKESIDE CLEANERS WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER Licensed Sanitone Cleaners 114 Lake St." Phone 851. CAROL'S DRESS SHOP "Apparel with Appeal" ALTERATIONS Phone 480. Bank Bldg. SALES and SERVICE EAST SIDE MOTOR CO. PHONE 5151 109 Klrkland Ave. GREETINGS KIRKLAND SHOE STORE. KIRKLAND Greetings Lakeside Hardware Co. General Hardware  Paints -- Glass 8PORTING GOODS Q Phone 2050 DAVID'S .s40.2Sc STORE A Variety o/New Goods Every Week BEASON'S GREETINGS TELEPHONE SERVICE COMPANY and KIRKLAND TELEPHONE CO. M. W. BRYANT HARDWARE Housewares, ElectrI0al Appliances Paints and Farm Implements "You'll Like 'Our Service" PHONE 1351 e e e e.