First World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life announced the celebration of the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, on Sunday 25th July. This World Day will become a fixed event, to be celebrated every year, on the fourth Sunday of July, the memorial of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim, the parents of the Blessed Mother Mary.

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this inaugural commemoration is “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20). It expresses the closeness of the Lord and the Church to every older person, especially in these challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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104th Anniversary of the First Apparition of Our Lady

The World Apostolate of Fatima has launched a spiritual challenge to all Marian devotees to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady in Fatima, occurring  this May 13th, 2021, by offering spiritual acts of reparation, expression of our conversion to God.

On this year of 2021, when the world is still fighting the pandemic, we shall celebrate the anniversary of the 13th of May by converting ourselves in the best possible way and offer our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The purpose is to take this opportunity to renew our life away from sin and in a spirit of penance, requesting the grace and mercy from God to bring to our lives the practice of Christian virtues and perfect love.

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Postponement of the International General Assembly

To Leaders and Members of the World Apostolate of Fatima:After evaluating the present reality of the pandemic in the world, we and our Board of Trustees, have decided, once again, to postpone the W.A.F. General Assembly until year 2022. The new dates will be communicated to you as soon as they are fixed.

The reasons for this decision are all associated with the pandemic Covid-19. Although the reality may be quite different from one country to another, both in terms of the daily number of Covid cases or the ongoing vaccination process; the fact is that we are far from having the pandemic controlled. Therefore, since our General Assembly is an international event that gathers people from many different countries, for a full week, in Portugal, we consider too risky, at this stage, both for the Secretariat and for

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WAF Online Store offers proximity to Fatima

In this difficult time of pandemic, when the majority of the devotees of Our Lady cannot travel to Fatima, the online store of the World Apostolate of Fatima is a precious instrument to bring a piece of Fatima to the people who love this place so much. This platform has been online for several years and offers a selection of rosaries, sculptures, books, devotional items and souvenirs, as well as exclusive items of our association.

The store, which is integrated in the website of the Secretariat of the World Apostolate of Fatima, also offers visitors the possibility to send their prayer intentions and to purchase candles to be burned at the Shrine of Fatima as well as to request the celebration of Holy Masses.

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Messaggio del Presidente sulla pandemia

Una crisi di portata mondiale come questa, che sta provocando migliaia di morti e uno stretto confinamento in molti Paesi, inclusa la sospensione delle cerimonie pubbliche e la chiusura delle chiese, è un tremendo fardello per l'umanità. E' un momento di autentica purificazione, nella pedagogia divina, a causa dei nostri molti peccati e dei peccati dell'umanità. Non possiamo riunirci nelle nostre parrocchie, non sono possibili celebrazioni in pubblico. E' come se Dio volesse confinarci nelle nostre case, affinché ci concentriamo sulla nostra individualità, sul nostro "castello interiore", il nostro cuore, e sviluppare in quella sede una maggiore intimità con il Signore. Egli prenderà dimora nei nostri cuori e asciugherà le nostre lacrime, soccorrerà le nostre miserie e perdonerà i nostri peccati. Al calar della sera resterà con noi per sempre. Ci sarà un mondo rinnovato dalla purificazione.

Sarà valsa la pena di tutti questi malati e questi

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