The World Apostolate of Fatima is happy to present you a unique and new statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, named “Our Lady of the Praying Heart”.

Évora Secretariado do Movimento da Mensagem de Fátima imagem Senhora do Coração Orante 1 1As we prepare to celebrate the feast of the two little Shepherds of Fatima, Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta Marto, on February 20, we would like to offer you, for the very first time, the opportunity to purchase this unique statue “Our Lady of the Praying Heart”, that has just been made available to the public.

The statue shows a supplicant woman on her knees with her heart in her hand. It represents “Our Lady of the Praying Heart”, a new Marian figure conceived in Portugal.  The idea of creating the “Lady of the Praying Heart”, arose when celebrating the centenary of the first statue of Our Lady of Fatima, venerated in the Chapel of Apparitions and during the centenary of Saint Jacinta’s death.

The original statue was blessed by Pope Francis in October 2021. On that occasion, the Pope underlined the beauty of such image and the importance of always praying for the intentions of the Holy Father. He added that the Rosary is a universal prayer!

The promoter explains that: “She is Our Lady of Fatima and represents the lives of all pilgrims. When they go to Fatima and to the Chapel of the Apparitions, they have the purpose of asking or thanking, always through prayer. It is so interesting to realize that when we arrive at the chapel, Our Lady already prays with us and is on her knees to bring our prayers to God."

This is an image full of sweetness. Our Blessed Mother offers us Her Immaculate Heart so that we place on it also our heart with its intentions. A beautiful statue to be placed in the heart of our homes to pray for our Family, for the Holy Father and for Peace.

The Statue is 25 cm high, made of light polyurethane with a non-slip-base. It is shipped inside a card box with Styrofoam. Price: 42,50 Euro + shipping costs

You can buy the statue “Our Lady of the Praying Heart” here before February 20 and also receive for FREE a Blue Crystal Fatima Rosary (stock limited to the first 50 orders).

Icon Our Lady of FatimaThe World Apostolate of Fatima, through its Secretariat, is inviting its members and friends to join an international online prayer meeting, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 12h00 (Lisbon time) to pray the Holy Rosary for the intentions of the Apostolate and for peace in the world, particularly in Ukraine.

This event will be conducted by the Secretariat of the Apostolate, from Fatima, through the Zoom online platform (https://zoom.us). The prayer meeting is open to all members of the World Apostolate of Fatima around the world and its friends, to pray together the Rosary, following Our Lady’s request in Fatima: “Pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war”.

The World Apostolate of Fatima held its international General Assembly in Fatima, Portugal, from October 24 to 28, 2022. The event was attended by 105 participants from 28 different countries. The group had the responsibility to elect a new international Board of Directors to serve for a term of five years. 

The works were conducted in a spirit of family and the program included, among other things, the presentation of national reports, conferences on the message of Fatima, workshops, moments of prayer and a pilgrimage to the sacred sites in Fatima and Lisbon. There was also time to reflect on the Synodal process of the Church, the 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon and the Centenary of the Apparitions in Pontevedra, Spain, in year 2025.

In the morning of October 27, the delegates assembled to elect the new WAF International Board of Directors, composed of nine people. The list of the new elected Board is presented here by their position, name and country of origin:

President: Prof. Michael Ogunu, from Nigeria, Vice President: Reynald Andales, from the Philippines, Secretary: Edith Koch, from Switzerland, Treasurer: David Kelly, from USA, Trustees: Oksana Bodak, from Ukraine, Fr. Damian Maria, from South Korea, Fr. MV Sunni, from India, JR Pereira, from Samoa and Walter Karger, from Germany

From left to right: Fr. Damian Maria, Walter Karger, Oksana Bodak, David Kelly, Prof. Michael Ogunu, Reynald Andales, Edith Koch, Fr. MV Sunni and JR Pereira.

Congratulations to the new officers! May the Good Lord and Mother Mary guide them in the service of our Apostolate. To the former Board members who ceased their office, thanks for their generosity and commitment. Orbis Unus Orans!

flyer 1webA special prayer event at the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany, with the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, will take place on October 12th, 2022, in thanksgiving for the peaceful German unification.

The Marian prayer group of Krefeld, Germany, together with the famous German writer and specialist of Fatima, Dr. Michael Hesemann, the World Apostolate of Fatima and many other prayer organizations are planning a special celebration at the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany, on October 12th, 2022. This prayer event is meant to be a thanksgiving to Our Lady of Fatima for the 33-year-jubilee of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German unification, in the conviction that the German-European reunification is strongly due to the intervention of Our Lady of Fatima and the work carried out by Pope John Paul II.

The Brandenburg Gate, Germany’s most famous national symbol, is a representation of its separation as well as of its reunification, Germany’s darkest and happiest hours. Here, St. John Paul II celebrated the reunification with a prayer of thanksgiving and gave an historic address to the German people.

The prayer event will start with a Pontifical Mass at the Spiritual Centre of St. Clement, which is located very close to the former German border and leaded by Indian priests from Kerala. It will then be followed by a candlelight procession through the Brandenburg Gate with the Pilgrim Virgin Statue from the World Apostolate of Fatima in Germany which was blessed by Pope Paul VI., in Fatima, on the 13th of May 1967. At the end of the procession there will be the consecration of Germany to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The day's offerings will be used for building a Fatima Chapel near the Brandenburg Gate and to support the work of the Indian Fathers of St. Clemens.  Please find here more information.

AIS ENAll over the world, children will be praying the rosary on the 18th of October 2022. This prayer initiative by the Foundation “Aid to the Church in need” aims to rekindle faith in the power of prayer. The worldwide campaign is an invitation to remember the words of Our Lady of Fatima that the childlike and trusting prayer of the rosary can truly change the world, defeat evil and bring peace.

The World Apostolate of Fatima, as in the past, is a partner to this initiative, helping to spread it and inviting its members, families, parishes, catechists, teachers to pray the rosary together with children, on the 18th of October, for peace and unity in the world.

Praying the rosary together with children will strengthen unity in the Church and among peoples. We are all called to form one family across borders, united in prayer. Out of prayer grows love for God and neighbour. The rosary opens our hearts to concrete help for the persecuted, the needy and the poor in whom Christ himself suffers.

On this day, children will also recite the Rosary in the Chapel of the Apparitions, at Fatima, Portugal, in union with many other children in the world.