On May 13, 1917 three children were playing games in the field while tending their sheep. Suddenly they saw a flash of light. Thinking it to be lightning, the children gathered the sheep and started for home. They took refuge under a tree about a hundred yards away. They saw a flash of light again. They began running when they saw, standing over a small holmoak tree, a Lady dressed in white more brilliant than the sun.

That was the beginning of Our Blessed Mother at Fatima. She visited the children six times bringing them messages for the world. In all Her appearances at Fatima, Our Mother repeatedly emphasized the necessity of praying the Rosary daily, of wearing the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel and of performing acts of reparation and sacrifice.

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us

Fatima Centennial Plenary Indulgence

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. In honor of this, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year.

To obtain the indulgence:

Visit with devotion and pray before any statue or image of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place on the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary, pray the “Our Father”, recite the “Creed” and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.

To obtain any plenary indulgence, one must also:

*Go to confession

*Receive Holy Communion

*Be interiorly detached from all sin

*Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father

Centennial Year Celebration of the Apparitions May 13, 2017 – October 13, 2017

Statue in Corfu/Image in East Pembroke

 

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