13 May 2017

May 13: Our Lady of Fátima


Today is the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady Saint Mary the Virgin Mother of God at Fátima in Portugal on the 13th of May A.D. 1917. 

It is also my birthday, and I give thanks to God for granting me the favour of being born on this very significant feast day of the Church.

Our Lady of Fátima, pray for us
to the Lord of Hosts.

Our Lady, Star of Fátima,
We kneel before thy shrine
To bless thy name, to sing thy praise,
To blend our prayer with tine.
Look down on us, O merciful,
Most loving Virgin blest,
As we recite thy rosary,
Fulfilling thy request.

The enemies of holy Church,
Eternal battle wage;
The floods of sin and wickedness
With endless fury rage;
O Virgin pure, O spotless Maid,
We cry for help to thee;
As we recite thy rosary,
Gain us the victory.

Be sure to visit EWTN's beautiful Fátima Centennial website: LINK

Do not be afraid. I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me. 

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

Pray in this way. 
The hearts of Jesus and Mary are ready to listen to you.