March 9, 2022: Online Rosary for Peace

Pilgrim Virgin Icon cropped 1536x923The World Apostolate of Fatima, through its Secretariat, is inviting its members to join an international online prayer meeting, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 12h30 (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, 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”.

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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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Feast of Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta Marto

On the 20th of February the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta Marto, the two little children of Fatima, canonized in year 2017. The World Apostolate of Fatima, every year, takes this date to celebrate the sanctity of these two little shepherds and to promote their spirituality. This year, due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, many will have to celebrate this Feast at home, in prayer or by joining events through the digital platforms.

One of these can be the program that has been formulated by the Sanctuary of Fatima for this date. A program that, for the first time, will be carried without the physical presence of pilgrims.

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