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S+L BLOG: Advent and Christmas,Christmas,Mary



The highlight of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Fatima was the canonization Mass on Saturday morning, during which the two shepherd children, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta were proclaimed saints. During his homily the Pope said, “we can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of ...read more
This evening the Holy Father went to the Chapel of the Apparitions in the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima where the Blessing of the Candles took place. After a moment of silent Prayer and meditation, the Pope blessed the candles, then he pronounced welcoming words for the pilgrims and introduced the Prayer of the ...read more
At 1:15 (EST), during his pilgrimage to Fatima, Pope Francis visits the Chapel of the Apparition, surrounded by a thousand children. After few minutes of silent prayer in front of the Madonna, he pronounces the Prayer below. At the end of it the Holy Father gives the Golden Rose as a gift to the Virgin ...read more
We begin Perspectives today with a video message that the Pope sent to the people of Portugal as he prepares to travel to Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition tomorrow. In his message, the Pope said: “Just hours from my pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima, I find myself in a ...read more
Video-message of the Holy Father on occasion of his Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima Yesterday, the Vatican released the Holy Father’s latest video message, the Pope’s message to Portugal. Pope Francis will be traveling to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, on the occasion of the centenary of the Apparitions ...read more
At Fatima, Mary appeared to 9 year-old Francisco, his 7-year-old sister, Jacinta and their 10 year-old cousin Lucia. During the second apparition, on the 13th of June Mary told them that Francisco and Jacinta would be taken to Heaven soon but that Lucia would live a long life. She also asked Lucia to learn to ...read more