South Africa Needs Our Lady is a special campaign of Family Action South Africa to capture the heart and soul of South Africa with the Message of Our Lady of Fatima.
South Africa urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady given at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Above all, South Africa needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of the Blessed Virgin Mary can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual!
In 1917, Our Lady appeared at Fatima to three young shepherd children with a stark message both of warning and hope for humanity. If the world did not convert, the Blessed Mother said there would be much suffering, famines and wars. She prophesied that Russia would be the scourge of mankind and would unleash its “errors” upon the world. To avert such disasters, Our Lady asked for prayer, penance and amendment of life. She also promised that finally Russia would convert and “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
Today, in the Centennial year, Our Lady’s message is timelier than ever in light of the many sinful aberrations of men, their scope and frequency and the turning away from the Faith. The South African campaign is dedicated to bringing this urgent message into people’s homes and to the public square. This is done by the Home Visitation Program, in which a life-size statue of Our Lady visits private homes. South Africa Needs Our Lady distributes rosaries, excellent Catholic literature and various devotional items. Among its numerous activities the campaign counts Public Square Rosary Crusade, mailings, publications, e-mail campaigns, protests against blasphemies and similar ventures.