Our Lady of Fatima – May 13th

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May 13th, 1917, in the middle of World War I, Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal – Lucia and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco.  Appearing six times, Mary stressed the importance of praying the rosary.

On May 13th, 1981, on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, there was a failed assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.  He credits Our Lady of Fatima with saving his life.

While Catholics are not bound to believe in private revelations, Mary’s love for her people is keenly felt.  Following each decade of the rosary is often heard prayed the Fatima Prayer given by Mary to the children after a vision of hell:

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell.  Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of your mercy.  Amen.”

THE DAY THE SUN DANCED is a great video to watch with the kids.

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