Another Proof that the "Purgatory" Original Rendition of the Fatima Rosary Prayer was Taken For Granted Well into the 1950s. So What Happened to the "Most Abandoned Souls in Purgatory" After That?
Dr. Chojnowski: So what happened? Here we find, in an Italian devotional book entitled "The Month of Mary" printed in Rome in 1952 -- the cited text is the 1954 edition of this 1952 text -- an original rendering of the Fatima Rosary Prayer that unselfconsciously and matter-of-factly gives the "Purgatory" rendering of the Fatima Rosary Prayer. Again it is clear, "O My Jesus, forgive us and save us from the fires of Hell; free the holy souls of Purgatory, especially the most abandoned." This rendering is especially important, since it comes in a section of the text dealing with the importance of praying for the most abandoned souls in Purgatory during the Month of Mary. Did religious writers producing devotional texts and publishing them with the "Libreria Editrice Religious" in Rome, the book itself being based upon the devotional method of an Italian Jesuit Fr. Alfonso Muzzarelli, remain totally ignorant of the "rectification" of the Fatima Rosary Prayer by Sister Lucia sometimes in the 1940s? What this does tell us, is that the original rendering of the Fatima Rosary Prayer, unchallenged until the late 1940s, continued on in popular and official devotion well into the 1950s, being taken for granted as being the true prayer given to the 3 Children of Fatima by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself in the summer of 1917.