Her words to the three shepherd children were both comforting and challenging.
In 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal. She spoke to them for several months, culminating in a miraculous vision seen by hundreds of witnesses.
During many of the visions the Blessed Mother spoke to the children and gave them specific instructions, often encouraging them to pray. Her words were at times comforting, but also challenging, giving the children (and the world) a great task of praying for peace.
Here are many of her sayings that were recorded by the visionaries, and that still speak to us today.