May 2017 News

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First Friday Devotion May 5, 2017

http://www.fatimaprayers.com/first-friday-devotion/ 

First Saturday Devotion May 6, 2017

http://www.fatimaprayers.com/fatimas-message-menu/five-first-saturdays/

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Holy Spirit Prayer

Repeat Often:

“Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary your well beloved Spouse.” MMP

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FATIMA / MEDJUGORJE

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/03/23/pope_recognizes_miracle_of_fatima_children_ahead_of_visit/1300667

http://www.themedjugorjewitness.org/

Our Lady Said “What I started in Fatima, I will finish in Medjugorje. My Heart Will Triumph” … According to the Visionary  Mirjana.

http://www.marytv.tv/

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Merciful Father we join our prayers with Mary’s prayer intentions
for all those whom Her Son Jesus has chosen and consecrated in
His Name, and that the UNITY between Jesus and His Priests
may be all the stronger; that they
may be one.*
 
*This prayer petition was adapted from the message of September 2,
2012 and that of December 2, 2012 given to visionary Mirjana of
Medjugorje by the GOSPA [Our Lady] Queen of Peace.

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FATIMA

http://www.fatimaprayers.com/fatima-chaplet-menu/the-fatima-chaplet/

Fatima Adoration Prayer (Fatima Visionaries – Spring – 1917)

Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, My God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament! 

Fatima Pardon Prayer (Fatima Visionaries – Spring 1916)

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You. I ask your pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.

Fatima Seers

http://www.fatimaprayers.com/wp-content/uploads/FATIMA-CHAPLET-12-2014.pdf

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Healing Ministries

Worldwide Mass Schedules

http://www.therealpresence.org/chap_fr.htm

www.rdoHealingMinistry.org

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Sites you might find of interest:

Marian Movement of Priests  “MMP”

http://www.marysmealsusa.org/about/story-behind-marys-meals/

http://www.merejedfoundation.org

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 +May the Blessing of Our Lord Jesus Christ precede you, be with you now and follow you in all you do on behalf of Our Father’s Kingdom. May Our Lord Sign and Seal you, and all those you intercede for, with the Mark of His Most Sacred and Precious Cross.*

*Adapted from the writings of Luisa Piccarreta

News  Updates 

May 13, 2017 

http://www.fatima.pt/en/pages/prayer-requests

Pope Francis proclaims two Fatima children saints

Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world’s most important Catholic shrines.

Francis proclaimed Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints at the start of Mass marking the centenary of their visions. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were on hand, many of whom had spent days at Fatima in quiet prayer, reciting rosaries before a statue of the Madonna. They clapped as soon as Francis read the proclamation aloud.

Francisco and Jacinta, aged 9 and 7, and their 10-year-old cousin, Lucia, reported that on March 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary made the first of a half-dozen appearances to them here while they grazed their sheep. They said she confided in them three secrets — foretelling apocalyptic visions of hell, war, communism and the death of a pope — and urged them to pray for peace and a conversion away from sin.

At the time, Europe was in the throes of World War I, and the Portuguese church was suffering under anti-clerical laws from the republican government that had forced many bishops and priests into exile.

“Our Lady foretold, and warned us about, a way of life that is godless and indeed profanes God in his creatures,” Francis said in his homily. “Such a life, frequently proposed and imposed, risks leading to hell.”

He urged Catholics today to use the example of the Marto siblings and draw strength from God, even when adversity strikes. The children had been threatened by local civil authorities with death by boiling oil if they didn’t recant their story. But they held fast and eventually the church recognized the apparitions as authentic in 1930.

“We can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of God’s light and taught to adore him,” he said. “That was the source of their strength in overcoming opposition and suffering.”

Before the Mass, Francis prayed at the tombs of each of the Fatima visionaries. The Marto siblings died two years after the visions during Europe’s Spanish flu pandemic. Lucia is on track for possible beatification, but her process couldn’t start until after her 2005 death.

The Martos now become the youngest-ever saints who didn’t die as martyrs.

At the end of the Mass, Francis was to offer a special greeting to the many faithful who flock to Fatima in hopes of healing. Many toss wax body parts — hands, hearts, livers and limbs — into a giant fire pit at the shrine as an offering.

In Fatima for the occasion were Joao Baptista and his wife, Lucila Yurie, of Brazil. The medically inexplicable healing of their son, Lucas, was the “miracle” needed for the Marto siblings to be declared saints.

The boy, aged 5 at the time, had fallen 6.5 meters (21 feet) from a window in 2013 and suffered such severe head trauma that his doctors said he would be severely mentally disabled or in a vegetative state if he even survived. The boy not only survived but has no signs of any after-effects.

In 2000, St. John Paul II beatified the Marto siblings during a Mass at Fatima and used the occasion of the new millennium to reveal the third “secret” that the children reported they had received from the Madonna. The text, written by Lucia, had been kept in a sealed envelope inside the Vatican for decades, with no pope daring to reveal it because of its terrifying contents: a “bishop dressed in white” — the pope — on his knees at the foot of a cross, killed in a hail of bullets and arrows, along with other bishops, priests and various lay Catholics.

The message featured an angel crying out “penance, penance, penance!”

The impending canonization of the children had led to speculation that a fourth “secret” remained, but the Vatican has insisted there are no more secrets related to the Fatima revelations