The Act of Reparation taught by the Angel of Fatima

angel of fatimaIn the late September or early October of 1916, 100 years ago as I write just shy a couple months, an angel appeared to the three children of Fatima to whom Our Blessed Mother would later appear during 1917.  The angel taught them a prayer, an act of reparation.

The angel calling himself the Angel of Peace held a chalice over which was suspended a Host. Drops of the Precious Blood fell from the Host into the chalice.  The angel prostrated himself on the ground before the Host and Chalice, and repeated the act of reparation three times.  He then administered Holy Communion to the children saying, “Eat and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men. Make reparation for their crimes and console Our Lord.”

An Act of Reparation From the Angel of of Peace at Fatima

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 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 by the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.


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  1. Tantum Ergo says:

    I can’t seem to wrap my head around the offering of the Eucharist (the second Person of the Trinity)
    To the Trinity, including the Second Person. It seems like Jesus is being offered to Himself. Can anyone help me with this?

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    Tantum, I won’t wade into it since many better minds than mine are here and will answer you. It’s a good question and someone will have a good answer I bet.
    I just wanted to say that just reading about Fatima is consoling. One of the things I enjoy contemplating is that Sister Lucia reported that when the children saw the Angel of Peace they felt differently than they did when Our Lady visited them. I believe the Angel of Peace brought a feeling of energy or excitement, and Our Lady made them feel tranquil. This is just a footnote in the description of this incredible experience, but to me it’s a fascinating one and one I enjoy thinking about.

  3. Geoffrey says:

    Thank you for post this prayer, Fr. Z. I have it, but forgot about it. I was just discussing today how I’ve witnessed many receive Holy Communion when they shouldn’t (e.g. non-Catholics at family funerals, etc.). I am also and instituted acolyte / extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and wonder what I can do to make reparation for some of the things I witness. This prayer will help.

  4. HealingRose says:

    “The angel prostrated himself on the ground before the Host and Chalice…”

    If this is how an angel reacts before the Host and Chalice, why should we do any less?!?!

    The moment I started making a choice to kneel in front of the Tabernacle, it lead me to going to Confession, that lead me to veiling during Mass, and that lead me to the first time that I kneeled & did not receive the Eucharist in my hand.

    I chose to accept the Eucharist kneeling on my tongue for the first time this past Easter Sunday. It was the single most life changing event I have ever experienced. If love is an action, what are our actions towards the Host and Chalice saying? The indifference and offenses which are commonplace against Him saddens me beyond words. Go to Confession! If we are receiving the Eucharist regularly, then we should be going to Confession regularly! And, let us follow the angels example in actions and words.

  5. THREEHEARTS says:

    the single most important part of the happenings at Cova d”iria. And it, the ingratitudes and the indifference heaped upon the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Altar, have gotten worst. All the secrets in the world are as nothing to compared to the punishments coming for the unworthy communions. Do not expect God to stand and do nothing about them for much longer.

  6. Andrew says:

    Tantum Ergo:

    I will attempt to address your question at the risk of saying some very foolish things:

    As S. Augustine asks in his Confessions: “et quis habet quidquam non tuum?” (And who has anything that is not yours?). There is nothing that a creature can give to the Creator, from Whom all things have their being. God does not need man’s “gifts” and he doesn’t need his praise. But the Divine Redeemer made it possible that man, in union with the Redeemer, might offer pleasing gifts (sacrifices) to God and thus, man becomes a participant in the Trinitarian mystery, in the very life of the Three Divine Persons. Which means (I hope I am not wrong here) that the gift of Redemption far surpasses the original gift of earthly life, even in the state of initial innocence.

    And the greatest sacrifice man can offer to God is the eucharistic sacrifice. The fact that human beings can offer it to God, is also a gift from God: through sanctifying grace by virtue of which every christian is a participant in the universal priesthood. (Off course not without the unique role of the hierarchical priesthood which is distinct from the universal priesthood not only in degree but in essence).

    Off course, this attempt at “explanation” is not an explanation at all, because in contemplating these mysteries one is left with a feeling of a spiritual vertigo, sort of like someone standing on a highest peak of a mountain, looking down into the depth all around. It is just too overwhelming. Even the very fact that we pray to God can be mystifying: why would man speak to Him Who knows everything, and Who made us and to Whom we can say nothing new and Who knows our entire life from beginning to end? In the final analysis, the only reason why many people are not puzzled by these questions is that they are just not paying enough attention.

  7. KateD says:

    Beautiful! Thank you, Father. We will start praying it forthwith.

  8. otsowalo says:

    Just reading the prayer sent shivers down my spine. I am so moved. I am also one of the ungrateful men.

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