Just hours after being elected, Pope Francis asked Portuguese Cardinal José Policarpo for a special request.
The Pope asked the patriarch of Lisbon to consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima.
The celebration is held on May 13th 2013, led by Cardinal Policarpo, who also serves as the president of Portugal’s Episcopal Conference.
The bishop have also invited people worldwide to take part in the consecration to honour the Pope’s pastoral service and his request to place Pope Francis’ pontificate under the mantle of Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the most Holy Rosary.
On this day we specially remember Sister Lucia who returned to Heaven on 13 February 2005, at the age of 97.Our Lady asked her to stay behind “some time longer” and spread the devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. We thank God for the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima and Sister Lucia, who with her example showed to the world, how important is to obey, to live in trust and hope, to listen to the God’s voice and His Holy will in our lives and above all pray the Rosary every day with faith, hope and love!
O intercede for us, dear Sister Lucia!