Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Our Lady of Fatima

Ninety-seven years ago on May 13th in a mountain village of Fatima, Portugal Our Lady appeared to three children: Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Our Blessed Mother appeared to them as they were pasturing their parent’s sheep.  Our Lady appeared over a tree and wore a white dress and a mantle over her head and shoulders edged in gold. Lucia later would way, “She was a Lady more brilliant than the sun.” 

On May 13th Our Lady would ask these three simple little children for their help.  

"Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and of supplication for the conversion of sinners".  
The children responded, "Yes we are willing."
In addition to her requests for suffering as an act of reparation she also asked for daily prayer of the Rosary.  This would be a request she repeated at all of her apparitions in Fatima.

Our Lady's choice of who to appear to and make her requests speaks so powerfully of the importance of our children and how much they have to give to Our Lord.  It also speaks beautifully to the importance of the Rosary and also the prayers of the Rosary by little children.  Not only are they capable of such prayers, Our Lady is requesting this of them.

Today we are blessed to have three Children's Rosary groups meeting:
Children's Rosary at St. Augustine Church in Iba Estate, Lago Nigeria 1PM ET
Children's Rosary at Holy Redeemer Parish in Menominee, Michigan 5PM CT
Children's Rosary at St. Paul Church in Fenton, Missouri 7PM CT

Please consider joining the Children in prayer.  The Children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.  

A Mass has been offered today for all members of the Children's Rosary as a gift from our group leader at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Hartford, Connecticut.  A special thank you to her for such a beautiful gift.

Another special grace today, one of the members of the Children's Rosary was able to travel to Fatima, Portugal today and has in a special way prayed for all the members of the Children's Rosary and also placed our petitions beside the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

A Peace Rose planted by the Children's Rosary on
May 13th 2012 as a gift to Our Lady of Fatima

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