Saint Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, Patron Saint of Nigeria(Feast Date: May 13)
Extract from Fatima, Portugal “Our Lady of Fatima”: “As a great sign of the whole message truly coming from God, a marvelous miracle was worked in the sky above Fatima before 70,000 witnesses on October 13, 1917 at the time, date and place that Lucy and the other two children had prophesised in the name of Our Lady of Fatima. The children were told by Our Lady that God would perform a miracle so that people would believe in the apparitions. The date the children was October 13, 1917, in Fatima. On that date, 70,000 people came to see the phenomenon. The miracle occured with the sun. All could stare perfectly at the sun without blinking, or even hurting their eyes. While all were watching the sun, it rotated, got large and small, got close to the people, and got far away from them. The sun ” danced “. Every single person who was there testified to seeing the sun dance, even non- believers who immediately dropped onto their knees and begged for forgiveness.” See PICTURES of Our Lady of Fatima. See also: Fatima: A Grace for Mankind. Videos: Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady Of Fatima, Our Lady Of Fatima by Aiza Seguerra. Fatima Devotions and PRAYERS.
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, Patron Saint of New Jersey (Feast Date: May 13)
Extract from Dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima: “On May 13, 1917, in Portugal, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three children in a place called Cova da Iria. It was at noon, and the children were shepherding sheep. Suddenly there was lightening, and the children, thinking that it was going to rain, began to run. Then, just above a holm oak tree, they saw a beautiful lady made of light, holding a rosary in her hand. Our Lady of Fatima spoke to the children and told them not to be afraid. ‘I come from Heaven,’ she said. The oldest of the children was Lucía who was ten years old. She asked Our Lady of Fatima, “Will I go to Heaven?” ‘Yes,’ Our Lady of Fatima answered. ‘And Jacinta,’ who was her seven-year-old cousin, ‘Will she go to heaven too?’ ‘Yes,’ answered Our Lady of Fatima. ‘And Francisco,’ the brother of Jacinta who was nine years old, ‘Will he go to Heaven?’ ‘Yes,’ answered Our Lady of Fatima, ‘but he will have to say many rosaries.’” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Fatima. See also: Our Lady of Fátima (Multilingual), PRAYERS to Our Lady of Fatima.
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Fatima on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Christmas Day Terrorist Church Bombings in Nigeria (December 25, 2011) (Africa) See World Mision Rosary Intentions: January 2 – January 15, 2012.
Hurricane Irene in New Jersy (August 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: September 12 – September 25, 2011
Human Rights Abuses in East Timor (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: September 29 – October 12, 2008.
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: