Jacinta – Vision of Hell Changed Her Life

JacintaLittle Jacinta Marto died just shy of her 10th birthday on February 20, 1920, from tuberculosis and bronchial pneumonia. She died alone in a hospital in Lisbon as Our Lady foretold, embracing all her sufferings for the salvation of souls.

Jacinta’s life was a perpetual sacrifice and immolation from the time she first beheld the Blessed Mother until her death. She was so overcome by the terrible vision of Hell during the July apparition and her concern for poor sinners in danger of the perpetual fires prompted her to seek out all possible suffering on their behalf.

The First Saturday Communions of Reparation were requested by Our Lady of Fatima for the purpose of saving souls in danger of Hell and to obtain the conversion of Russia and peace in the world. Here are some of Jacinta’s recorded sayings that are worthy of reflection:

One day Lucia asked her why she looked so sad: “I am thinking of Hell and unfortunate sinners. How sorry I am for the souls that go there…think of it, alive, burning like wood in a fire. Lucy, why doesn’t Our Blessed Lady show Hell to sinners? If they could but see it they would never commit any more sins and would never go there.”

jacinta after the vision of hell

Jacinta is carried through the crowd after the vision of Hell

After Francisco had died, she was speaking to Lucia about her having to remain on earth: “I am going to Heaven, but you are to remain here. If Our Lady allows you, tell everybody what Hell is really like so that they will never commit sin again. So many people falling into Hell, so many people…”

When she was too weak to attend daily Mass: “That doesn’t matter. I want to go to make up for those sinners who will not go even on Sundays. Do you know, Lucia, our dear Lord is so sad and Our Lady told us He is already too greatly offended and we must not offend him anymore, but nobody listens and they just go on committing the same sins.”
During her illness: “I love Our Lord and Our Lady and I never get tired telling them that I love them. When I do that it seems as if there were a fire burning inside my breast, a fire that does not consume.”
Often she would sit up in bed motionless, burning with fever. On one occasion her mother asked her what she was thinking about: “I am thinking of Francisco. How I should love to see him. But I am also thinking of the coming war, all the people who are going to die and all those who are going to Hell.”
Just before leaving for the hospital, she told Lucia: “(People) must ask peace through the Immaculate Heart because God has given it to her. I wish I could put into everybody the fire that I have here in my heart which makes me love the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary so much.”
To Mother Godinho, her “little” mother, who cared for her in the hospital: “My dear little mother, sins of the flesh, more than any other, are bringing souls to Hell. Certain fashions are going to be introduced that will offend Our Lord very greatly and those who serve God should not follow them…The sins of the world are too great…Many marriages are not good, they are not pleasing to our Lord and are not of God. If people could only realize what eternity means they would do everything possible to change their lives. My dear mother, run away from riches. Cherish silence and holy poverty. Always be charitable, even with those who are unkind. Never criticize others and avoid those who do.”
Jacinta is a model for what it means to suffer even the smallest sacrifice for a reward so great as Heaven.
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10 Comments
  1. How about colorized digitally enhanced old photos on Canvas? Popes, Saints, Blesseds, Personalities, Photography, more?

    Jeff

  2. Excuse me. On digital photo CDs and DVDs.

  3. Thank You God. This is very good.

  4. Great article. I needed it.
    Tom Carreras

  5. In this Year of Mercy, may we help Jacinta and Our Lady to save many souls from hell with our prayers and fasting. Peace!

  6. My beloved Blessed Virgin Mary I pray for my family brothers and sisters and friends especially for those who do not believe do not adore do not hope and do not love you and our Lord Jesus Christ, I ask for your intercession for myself and this entire world, in Jesus name I pray, I love you Blessed Mother and my lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  7. Please tell everyone about the 9 first Saturday S and the promises by our Lady

  8. In this year of mercy. I too wish for my family conversion
    Beside praying I will have a15 year enrollment of mass said for each one begining on their birthdays of the year 2016 . Children and their spouses grandchildren great grandchildren, my brothers on the day of their deaths my husband my mom and my brothers who are still alive.
    This is my small act of love for them

  9. Yes I want to help our Lady’s intention ❤

  10. Thank You Santa Jacinta Marto for all that you suffered here on earth for unrepentant sinners out of Love for Our Lord Jesus and Our Immaculate Mother Mary!
    Please pray for us Santa Jacinta here on earth that all may know they are in
    need of God’s Great Mercy.

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