1st sword : The loss of the vocations as a priest or monk. The priests and nuns who give up their vocations.
2nd sword : Priests, monks, and nuns who live in deadly sin. The unworthy celebration of holy mass and receiving holy communion unworthily.
3rd sword : Priests and monks who commit the treason of Judas. While giving up their vocation, they often also lose their faith, their eternal beatitude, and become enemies of the church. (Rosa Mystica catholic tradition.)
Our lady appeared to Pierina in a white dress. She was adorned with three beautiful roses of white, red, and yellow/golden color, which Pierina was allowed to see in place of the three swords.
The white rose represented the spirit of prayer, the red rose represented the spirit of sacrifice with expiation, and the yellow rose represented the spirit of penance and conversion.
Pierina had not yet recognized the mother of God, and she asked the lady during an apparition therefore: please tell me, who are you? In reply to this question, she smiled and said: I am the mother of Jesus and the mother of all of you. Our lord sends me to bring a new Marian devotion to all religious orders and institutes, male and female, and to the priests of this world. I promise to protect those religious orders and institutes who will venerate me in this special way, increase their vocations, and achieve a greater striving for saintliness among the servants of God.
Our Lady, the Virgin Mary, gave six apparitions in Fatima between May 13 and October 13, 1917 to three children Our lady of Fatima asked the three children, Francisco, his sister Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia Dos Santos, to pray a great deal and make many sacrifices, for many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and to pray for them.
AFCM is guided by the scriptural and ecclesial teachings and messages of Our Lady in various apparitions.