Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to be celebrated in Na’our, May 13

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Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to be celebrated in Na’our, May 13

Amman-en.abouna.org

Marking the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, a solemn Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Na’our on Monday, May 13, at 7:00pm in preparation for the arrival of the delegation accompanying the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the Land of Baptism from Portugal.

The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is scheduled to arrive in the Land of Baptism on May 30. Several solemn Masses will be celebrated at various churches in Na’our, Anjara, Jabal Amman, Al-Misdar, Sweifieh and Karak to mark the event.

THE STORY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia.

Mary gave the children three secrets. Following the deaths of Francisco and Jacinta in 1919 and 1920 respectively, Lucia revealed the first secret in 1927. It concerned devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The second secret was a vision of hell. When Lucia grew up she became a Carmelite nun and died in 2005 at the age of 97.

Pope John Paul II directed the Holy See’s Secretary of State to reveal the third secret in 2000; it spoke of a “bishop in white” who was shot by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows into him. Many people linked this vision to the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981.

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima was approved by the local bishop in 1930; it was added to the Church’s worldwide calendar in 2002.

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA
O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, You were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore You, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 13:04
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