Our Lady of Fatima - Our Patroness in West Point
Our Lady of Fatima appeared to 3 children, Lucia 10, Jacinta 7, and Francisco 9 on May 13th 1917. Mary told the children many things that were going to happen unless people prayed, fasted, and performed personal sacrifices and that they needed to pray for the conversion of Russia in particular. She warned of wars and attacks against priests, of World Wars, and how in the future women would dress immodestly and how displeasing this is to God. She requested that Russia be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart and that the phrase “oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need” be recited between decades of the rosary. On her last visit, October 13th, 1917 the sun reportedly “danced” in the sky. The “miracle of the sun” was witnessed by at least 70,000 pilgrims and by people up to 40 kilometers away. One of the outcomes of this apparition was the establishing of the Blue Army whose purpose is to promote the reciting of the daily rosary.