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Pope Francis consecrates his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13th 2013

ImageJust 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.

Today we remember Servant of God Sister Lucia

ImageOn 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!

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

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The Holy Rosary- instrument to console Our Lord

Pope John Paul II and Sister Lucia www.thecalltofatima.com “There is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even the life of peoples and nations, that can not be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we can not resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sister Lucia of Fatima

Pray the Rosary every day!

Why Our Lady asked us to pray the Rosary every day?

Is it possible to achieve?

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

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