Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia
Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - 9 - 11 & 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia
Dedicated November 19, 2000 by Bishop Campbell. Made possible by the generous gifts of Mary’s faithful followers.
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Please join us at the Fatima Shrine on Friday, October 13, 2017 for praying the rosary at the Fatima Shrine after the 8:00 A.M. Mass.
“Our Lady predicted that God would work a great miracle on October 13, 1917 to prove the authenticity of the apparitions. A tremendous prodigy happened on that day just as Our Lady had promised. For four minutes, the noontime sun spun around giving off various colors, one after the other. If a person at Fatima that day had on a white shirt—it would turn red, green and blue as the sun spun around. It stopped and started again for four more minutes, this time giving off even more beautiful colors. Then it stopped again. Then it started again. This time it detached itself from its regular position and began to zigzag in the sky. It “danced” for about four minutes, then started to plummet to earth. It looked like it was the end of the world. Many people fell to their knees to ask mercy from God. The sun then returned to its original position in the sky. It was witnessed by over 70,000 people who all, both believers and unbelievers, came away acknowledging that a great miracle had occurred. Several learned men present testified: “I have seen it, but can’t explain it.” (Article taken from Our Lady of Fatima from Our Lady of the Rosary Library.)
Friday, October 13
Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul
4–5 p.m. confessions
5:15 p.m. Mass
5:45 p.m. indulgence prayers
6:30 p.m. candlelight rosary procession from the State Capitol to the Cathedral, where Archbishop Hebda will talk on Fatima
The Shrine is a peaceful place to walk the rosary or walk the stations of the cross. There are benches in different spots to sit and pray and ask Our Mother to intercede for you.
By E. William Sockey III,
Custodian of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the USA
In the spring of 1916, during World War I, Pope Benedict called on all the children of the warring nations to offer Holy Communion for an end of the war and peace on earth. An angel appeared to the three children of Fatima and gave them Holy Communion. Francisco and Jacinta received their First Holy Communion from the angel, who told the children he was the Angel of Peace. The angel told the children that peace could be obtained for their nation through prayer and sacrifices offered up as reparation for the conversion of sinners. When Lucia asked how to offer sacrifices the angel said to make everything we can a sacrifice, above all to accept and bear with submission the suffering we encounter each day and offer it up as reparation for sin.
The next year, on May 5, Pope Benedict added “Queen of Peace, pray for us” to the Litany of Loreto and asked the entire Church to join with him in petition to Our Lady Queen of Peace for peace on earth. Eight days later Our Lady appeared to the three children at the Cove of Peace (Cova da Iria) in Fatima. She explained that war is a consequence of sin and that peace can be attained only by reducing sin through the conversion of sinners. The key is that peace is the fruit of people loving God and loving their neighbors; sinning makes people selfish and uncaring about others and this leads to conflict, strife and war. Hence, if we want peace we need to spread love of God and neighbor as widely as possible throughout the world, and this requires converting those who do not love God and their neighbors. If Christians ignore this responsibility we will suffer the consequences. Read more…