June 5, 2017

Prayer of the Angel of Portugal (Fatima) 天使的祈禱(花地瑪)


My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You!
I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore,
do not hope, and do not love You!
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, 
I adore You profoundly,
and 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 indifferences
by which He Himself is offended.
And, through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart,
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I beg the conversion of poor sinners. 
Amen.

*To make reparation for the sacrileges committed against the Eucharist, pray the Angel’s Prayer before receiving Holy Communion and frequently throughout the day.

In 1916, the year before the famous apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal (1917), an angel visited the three children with whom Mary would communicate: Lucia dos Santos and her cousins, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto.

The Angel prepared the children for the miracles they would witness the following year, including talking with Mary and witnessing the Miracle of the Sun during Her last apparition in Fatima.

The Angel first appeared to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta during the summer of 1916, when they were outside herding sheep.

A strong wind started to blow around some olive trees, and an angel appeared above them, gradually moving down to the ground.

Later, Lucia would recall the scene and describe the Angel as “a handsome young man of 14 or 15, whiter than snow, which appeared in the sun's rays to be transparent, as if it were of crystal. We were surprised and absorbed, and we didn't say a word to each other.”

“While coming closer to us, the Angel said: ‘Do not fear! I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me.’ And kneeling on the earth, he bent his forehead to the ground and taught us this prayer: ‘My God, I believe in You, I adore You, I hope in You and I love You. I ask pardon for all those who do not believe in You, do not adore You, do not hope in You and do not love You.’

“Prompted by a supernatural movement, we imitated him and repeated the words which we heard him pronounce: ‘My God, I believe in You, I adore You, I hope in You and I love You. I ask pardon for all those who do not believe in You, do not adore You, do not hope in You and do not love You.’”

“Having repeated that prayer three times, he got up again and said to us: Pray in this way. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.’ And he disappeared.”

Later that same summer, the Angel appeared to the children a second time. They were playing beside a well when the Angel showed up suddenly and asked them what they were doing. Before they could answer, the Angel urged them: “Pray, pray a great deal! The Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you. Offer unceasingly prayers and sacrifice yourselves to the Most High.”

Lucia asked the Angel how they were supposed to make sacrifices, and the Angel responded: “Make of everything you can a sacrifice and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. In this way, you will draw peace upon your country. I am its guardian angel, the Angel of Portugal. Above all, accept and bear with submission the sufferings which the Lord will send you.”

When recalling the Angel's message years later, Lucia said, “Those words of the Angel engraved themselves into our spirits, as a light which made us understand who God is, how much He loves us and wants to be loved by us, the value of sacrifice and how pleasing it is to Him, and that out of respect for it, God converts sinners.”

The Angel appeared to the children one last time, in the fall of 1916, near the grove of olive trees where he had shown up the first time.

They noticed a bright light appear over their heads. Then, Lucia later recalled: “We got up again to see what was happening, and we saw the Angel again, who had in his left hand a chalice over which was suspended a Host, from which some drops of Blood fell into the chalice.”

As the chalice and Host remained suspended in mid-air, the Angel lay prostrate on the ground near the children and prayed: “Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He, Himself is offended. And I draw upon the infinite merits of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that You might convert poor sinners.”

Then the Angel placed the Host on Lucia's tongue and served the Blood inside the chalice to both Francisco and Jacinta. After the children had celebrated Communion, the Angel told them: “Eat and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful people. Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.”

The Angel laid prostrate on the ground again and repeated the same prayer he had prayed before giving the children Communion. After the Angel had prayed the prayer three times, he disappeared.

The children faithfully prayed as the Angel had taught them for the months leading up to Mary's first appearance to them on May 13, 1917. Mary visited the children on the 13th of every month thereafter until October, when Her last apparition to the three children was accompanied by the Miracle of the Sun, witnessed by a large crowd that was estimated to be greater than 70,000 people.

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我的天主,我信祢,欽崇祢,切望祢,並愛祢。
我求祢寬赦那些不信、不欽崇、不切望,和不愛祢的人。
至聖聖三,父、子及聖神,我深深地欽崇祢,
並將存於世界每一聖體龕內,耶穌基督的至尊聖體、寶血、
靈魂和天主性,全獻於祢,
為補償祢因他人之冒犯,所受的侮辱、褻瀆,以及慢待,
並透過耶穌至聖聖心和瑪利亞無玷之心無限功勞,
我懇求祢賞賜罪人悔改。
亞孟。

*為賠補聖體所受的褻瀆,在實領聖體前及日間多次誦唸以上禱文。

一九一六年春天快要結束的一天,九歲的桑道路濟亞和她八歲的表弟馬道方濟各及六歲的表妹馬道雅仙達,在葡國花地瑪附近一座名叫卡白高的山坡上放羊,中午時他們吃了粗劣的午飯後便一齊唸玫瑰經。

忽然他們看見山坡下的橄欖樹上有一個發光的人,向他們飄來,他面貌十分美麗英俊,好像一位十四、五歲的青年,他溫柔地向牧童們說:「你們不必害 怕,我是和平的天使,來和我一齊祈禱吧﹗」他於是跪下,俯首至地,重複了三次:「我的天主,我相信祢,我崇拜祢,我仰望祢,我愛慕祢﹗我為那些不信仰祢,不崇拜祢,不仰望祢,不愛慕祢的人們請求寬恕。」

天使起來向他們說:「你們要這樣祈禱﹗耶穌和聖母的聖心要為你們的祈禱所感動。」說完便消逝了。

兩個月後,(七、八月間某日最熱的時候,三位牧童在路濟亞屋後的水井附近嬉戲,忽然天使又出現在他們身旁,向他們說:「你們在這裡做什麼?⋯⋯祈禱吧,多多祈禱吧﹗耶穌和聖母的聖心在你們身上有仁慈的計劃啊﹗你們要向天主不斷地奉獻、祈禱和犧牲。你們該盡所能的工作,最好的就是給上主奉獻你們自己。而且,每次當你們犧牲與克己的時候,要本著賠補天主因世人罪所加之凌辱,並為罪人們的回頭改過而祈求。依著這樣的去做,去奉獻,這樣,你們便可以得到和平的恩賜了。我是葡萄牙的護守天使。總之,你們應該本著謙誠的心去接納上主加給你們的一切痛苦和艱難。」

在九月底或十月初,三位牧童在先前的山坡祈禱時,忽然被一道強光包圍,這次天使手拿一聖爵,上面有一尊聖體,由聖體流下了一滴一滴的聖血,流在聖爵內。

天使讓聖爵懸在空中,然後跪在他們身旁,教他們唸三遍以下的經文:「至聖聖三,聖父,聖子,聖神,我深深地欽崇祢,並將臨在全世界所有聖體龕內的耶穌基督的聖體、聖血、靈魂及天主性奉獻給祢,為賠補祢所受的凌辱。並因祂的聖心及聖母無玷之心的無限功勞,求祢使可憐的罪人們回頭。」

之後天使很嚴肅地站起來,把聖體送給路濟亞,然後將聖爵內的聖血送給雅仙達和方濟各,並向他們說:「接過去,領了吧!這是耶穌為了辜恩負義的人們傾流出來的聖血,你們為賠補他們的罪惡,和為安慰你們的天主,領去吧。」

天使給他們送完聖體後,再朝拜了一番,重唸「至聖聖三,聖父,聖子,聖神⋯⋯」之誦句後,再冉冉上升,向著他們微笑地直往天空去了。

誠然天使在一九一六年的顯現,開啟了三位牧童的心思,邁向信德的奧蹟,祂教他們熱心祈禱,作補贖,及裝備他們接受聖母在來年給他們的訊息。

默想:藉著和平天使的教導,天主要我們反思祂創造我們的目的:去認識、愛慕及事奉祂。其次,天主要求我們不斷地為拒絕祂的人所犯的罪作賠補。】