The rosary is of primary importance in the Fatima message. By the rosary:

  • you will not be lead into heresy and apostasy.
  • you will convert people who are on their way to hell.
  • you will be protected in times of chastisement.
  • you will obtain spiritual needs.
  • you will obtain material needs—for your family, your household, your country, your friends, yourself…

By its association with the rosary and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the brown scapular is also an essential aspect of the Fatima Message. St. Dominic prophesied, “One day, through the rosary and the scapular, [the Blessed Virgin] will save the world.”

Our Lady of Fatima:
May 13, 1917: Say the Rosary every day to obtain world peace and the end of the war.
June 13, 1917: I want you to say the Rosary every day.
July 13, 1917: I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day.
August 19, 1917: I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day.
September 13, 1917: Continue saying the Rosary to obtain the end of the war.
October 13, 1917: I want you to continue saying the Rosary every day.

Sister Lucia:
Let people say the rosary every day. Our Lady stated that repeatedly in all her apparitions, as if to fortify us against these times of diabolical disorientation, so that we would not allow ourselves to be deceived by false doctrines.

Sister Lucia:
The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.

Our Lady of Fatima:
September 13, 1917: Continue saying the Rosary to obtain the end of the war. In October Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Dolours and Our Lady of Carmel.

Apparitions visible to Lucia during the Miracle of the Sun:
After Our Lady had disappeared into the immense distance of the firmament, we beheld St. Joseph with the Child Jesus and Our Lady robed in white with a blue mantle, beside the sun. St. Joseph and the Child Jesus appeared to bless world, for they traced the Sign of the Cross with their hands. When, a little later, the apparition disappeared, I saw Our Lord and Our Lady; it seemed to me that it was Our Lady of Dolour’s. Our Lord appeared to bless the world in the same manner as St. Joseph had done. This apparition also vanished, and I saw Our Lady once more, this time resembling Our Lady of Carmel.

Exchange between Sister Lucia and Fr. H. Rafferty, August 15, 1950:

Fr.: Did Our Lady of Mount Carmel come at Fatima?
Lucia: Oh, yes Father, she did.
Fr.: Why did Our Lady come that way? … What did she mean?
Lucia: She meant that we should wear the scapular….
Fr.: Everyone in America believes there are four conditions of the Fatima message. First of all, we are to say the rosary every day. Secondly, we are to offer the sacrifices of our daily lives. Thirdly, we are to make communions of reparations on First Saturdays. Finally, we are to consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Lucia: Oh, there is one more condition–the wearing of the scapular–the symbol of our consecration….
Fr.: Which is more important: the saying of the daily rosary or the wearing of the scapular all of the time?
Lucia: Father, the rosary and the scapular are inseparable. You cannot have one without having the other.