This is the conclusion of our series about the contemplative Saint Francisco Marto, called by Our Lady of the Rosary to console God. The total oblation of this young saint provides a stellar example of response to the Message of Our Lady of Fatima.
The way is simple – even a child can do it! . . .
THE CONSOLER OF THE SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY
The constant thought and ideal of Francisco was always the same. He wanted to offer all his prayers and sufferings to console Our Lord and Our Lady: “When Jacinta and I went into his room one day, he said to us: ‘Don’t talk much today, as my head aches so badly.’ ‘Don’t forget to make the offering for sinners’, Jacinta reminded him. ‘Yes. But first I make it to console Our Lord and Our Lady, and then, afterwards, for sinners and for the Holy Father.’ ”
He was quite conscious of the fact that his special role was that of consoler of the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary. This was to be his vocation here below and in eternity. For if he desired to go to Heaven, it was to be able to console Them that much better.
Lúcia: On another occasion, I found him very happy when I arrived. “Are you better?”
“No. I feel worse. It won’t be long now till I go to Heaven. When I’m there, I’m going to console Our Lord and Our Lady very much. Jacinta is going to pray a lot for sinners, for the Holy Father and for you. You will stay here, because Our Lord wants it that way. Listen, you must do everything that She tells you.”
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