Once again Mary, the Mother of God appeared as promised to the three children. She told them, “Continue to pray the Rosary in order to obtain the end of the war. In October, Our Lord will come as well as Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and Saint Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus in order to bless the world. God is satisfied with your sacrifices, but He does not want you to sleep with the rope. Wear it only during the day.” The children had been wearing a coarse rope around their waists as a form of penance for sinners. Our Lady of Fatima also promised to heal some of those who had made such requests.
(Adapted from: http://www.fatima.org/essentials/facts/1917appar.asp)