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O Jesus, it is for Your love, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins done against the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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WRAPPED IN THE LOVE OF GOD FOR THE WORLD

The theme of the shrine of Fatima for the pastoral year 2013/14 is taken from the recommendation of Our Lady to the children, advising them that they could always offer Prayers and sacrifices and say: ‘O Jesus, it is for Your love, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins done against the Immaculate Heart of Mary”. This is a wonderful Theme that implies an understanding of the great mystery of love that He has for us and our love in return for this desire so not to deny the One who give us everything so we lack nothing.

It is for your Love. Who meditates on the love of Jesus the Redeemer, Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan, Friend of sinners, who loves us without end, and of the Cross is ultimate proof of this love for us. We cannot help but want to give back as much love, praise, reparation, and suffering, meditating on the love that Jesus has given us so that we will blossom into a desire to love him more and better. Everything is of love for him: prayer, suffering, work, penance, for our entire life, every second. We are a “living sacrifice” offered with Christ through love, since it was the love of Him that saved us as we tried to love Him and to love the world with that same love, being contributors in redemption.

The conversion of sinners. The first request proposed by Our Lady is the conversion of sinners. The love of Jesus is offered to achieve the grace of the conversion of sinners. Everyone who is baptized has this responsibility: to be with Christ the Redeemer, collaborating in the conversion of sinners, offer everything so that the world may be saved and find the love of Jesus, His Word and His Truth. The sin that exists in the world needs reparation which is another name for love. Sinners are in need of conversion and only love, life offered in love can help them convert. Everyone is responsible for this development, working together for this challenge.

In reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This Lady is our Mother We must make reparation for the sins that offend and hurt. We have to console. There are lots of profanity, insults, profanity on the name of the Virgin Mary, many denials of Her virtue, of Her Immaculate Conception, Her virginity. There are many offenses against Her heart, against Her pictures, against Her love and Her mission. Reparation is trying to love this Lady and Her Heart for those who do not love Her and who offend Her. This Mother deserves all the love in the hearts of Her sons and daughters. We pray for this love for those who do not love and who do not pray to Her and keep Her company by making this obligation.

Father Dário P. Pedroso, SJ

Sister Lucia of Fatima and the Five First Saturdays devotion

Sister Lucia of Fatima and the Five First Saturdays devotion

“It is true, my daughter, that many souls begin the First Saturdays, but few finish them, and those who do complete them do so in order to receive the graces that are promised thereby. It would please me more, if they did Five with fervour and with the intention of making reparation to the Heart of your heavenly Mother, than if they did Fifteen in a tepid and indifferent manner…”

 Fragment from the book “Fatima in Lucia’s own words”, written by Sr Lucia, p. 196

Remembering Sister Lucia of Fatima

Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart

 (Fatima, 22.03.1907- Coimbra, 13.02.2005)

Sister Lucia was born in Aljustrel, a village in the parish of Fatima, in Portugal. Together with her cousins, Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, she was visited three times by an Angel (1916) and six times by Our Lady (1917), asking them to pray and do penance for the remission of sins and the conversion of sinners. Sr Lucia’s special mission was to spread  devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as the kernel of the Message of Fatima.

She joined the Congregation of St Dorothy in Spain. where she received apparitions in Tuy and Pontevedra.  Seeking a more withdrawn life in response to the Message which Our Lady had entrusted to her, Lucia later entered the Carmel in Coimbra, where she devoted herself more deeply to prayer and penance. Our Lady came for her on 13th February, 2005, and her body was laid to rest in the Basilica in Fatima on 19th February 2006.

Sister Lucia’s cause for Beatification Process was started just three years after her death, on 13th February 2008.

Servant of God, Sister Lucia, pray for us!

The Highlights of The Call to Fatima Triduum in Dublin 7-9th October 2011

The highlights of the Triduum in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary that took place in Dublin  7 to 9th October 2011:

 Fr Andrew Apostoli inspirational talk about the Message of Fatima for today1. The Poor of Dublin receiving 500 Rosary Beads and some requested Fr Andrew to be enrolled in the Brown Scapular for Our Lady’s protection as they walk the streets at night. This was the first time they were contacted in this way and they made us all feel so welcome at the feeding station they called the Day Centre.

Fr Andrew Apostoli talks to people in the Day Centre about the Rosary

 2. Continuous Adoration and promotion took place over the three days promoting the International Eucharistic Congress in June 2012.

3. Over 70 school children heard the stories about the three children of Fatima with the visit of the Angel and all the children were enrolled in the Brown Scapular and each child received Rosary beads and a free copy of the award winning film The Call to Fatima DVD to share with their families at home. There were children from many different faiths but it was not an issue for the children or the teachers.

4. Close to 5000 Rosary beads were distributed free and a similar number was enrolled in the Brown Scapular over the three days by Fr Andrew Apostoli (Franciscan of the Renewal – Vice postulator for Archbishop Fulton Sheen -Based in New York / EWTN ). Our Lady told us that world will be saved by the prayer of the Rosary and the Brown Scapular=)

Sr Angela Coelho talks about the importance of the Rosary

5. Great highlight of The Call to Fatima Triduum in Dublin were Confessions, Rosary recited in many languages,Holy Mass and music from Louise Irvine and the inspired talks by Fr Andrew, Sr Angela (based in Fatima and is the Vice postulator for the cause of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta) and Thomas McCormack which appeared to uplift the faithful.

 6. All who attended were encouraged to start the Rosary and the devotion to the Five First Saturdays and Adoration in their parish.

7. Several people asked The Call to Fatima film team to come to their parish and present the Message of Fatima to their parishioners.The light of Fatima was shining brighter in Dublin on the feast day of the Rosary / First Friday from the 7 to 9th October.

Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco at the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

The Call to Fatima Triduum 2011

Call to Fatima Triduum in St Mary's of the Angels, 7-9th Oct 2011

“The Call to Fatima” triduum in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary will take place at St Mary of the Angels Church, Dublin 7 on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2011.

Three days of prayer will emphasize the importance of the Fatima Message for our times, bringing along several experts on this topic. Triduum is organised in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary, feast day officially celebrated around the world on 7th October. It was in Fatima, Portugal, where the Virgin Mary stated, that she is the Lady of the Rosary to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. Our Lady of Fatima was especially loved by Saint Padre Pio, who is a patron saint of St Mary of the Angels Church, run by Irish Capuchin Franciscans.

The key guest speakers are coming from around the world, including Fr Andrew Apostoli, Franciscan of the Renewal, New York, USA, Sister Angela Coelho, the Vice-Postulator for Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto, Fatima, Portugal, Doctor Branca Paul, the private physician of last visionary Sister Lucia, Coimbra, Portugal, Soprano Singer Louise Irvine from Northern Ireland and The Call to Fatima film producer & director Dubliner Thomas McCormack.

During the Triduum the faithful will have the opportunity to view an exhibition of the Relics, those of Saint Padre Pio, Saint Teresa of Liseux (Little Flower), Saint Anthony, Blessed Francisco and Jacinta and many more.  Masses will be scheduled as usual. Confessions, Music, Adoration and talks by guest speakers will take place over the three days.

All are very welcome, especially youth and families, as well as different international community’s who have come to make their home in Ireland.

The Call to Fatima Triduum programm 7th-9th October 2011

“The Call to Fatima” first film “The Story”

the cover of the award winning film-documentary "The Call to Fatima" http://www.thecalltofatima.com

The Call to Fatima – the Story DVD1

The Call to Fatima is Irish made award winning film-documentary based on the writings of Sister Lucia, one of the survivor children of Fatima apparitions. Our Lady appeared to three little shepherds in Cova da Iria (Valley of Peace) in 1917 and gave a specific messages along with very important prophecies.

DVD1-The Story is a visual transcript of Sister Lucia’s book “Fatima in Lucia’s own words”, which in general is Lucia’s dos Santos biography.  Lucia tells us her story of:

* 3 visits from the Angel in 1916

*6 visits from Our Lady of Fatima in 1917

*3 Secrets of Fatima

* Our Lady appears to Sr Lucia in 1929

*Five First Saturday devotion and its’ connection to Russia

*Why to pray the Rosary?

* Importance of the Brown Scapular

*Sr Lucia’s experience of seeing Hell

* The story of lives and deaths of her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Plus “The Call to Fatima- the Story” has great inside in Fatima & The Muslim connection, Fatima & 21st century, Fatima & 13th May 1982 and John Paul II, Queen Esther and the Fatima Connection, the funeral of Sr Lucia and John Paul II, plus the story of so called the fourth Fatima seer, Blessed Alexandrina.

"The Call to Fatima" is a very insightful documentary, suitable for families, those who like history, religion, documentary, education and simply to watch an interesting movie.

You can purchase a copy of this film via official website https://www.thecalltofatima.com/<!

Fatima interview “Learn to Read” Part 1 13/02/2009

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/6598187″>”Learn to Read” – Interview. Part 1 of 3</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user2307562″>thecalltofatima</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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