May 13, 2024, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary,

Today is Our Lady of Fatima’s feast day. In 1917, in the tiny village in the diocese of Leiria, Portugal, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children — Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco.

One year before, in the summer of 1916, an Angel appeared to them several times and taught them a prayer to the Blessed Trinity.

Then on Sunday, May 13, 1917, at noon, a flash of lightning drew the attention of the children, and they saw a brilliant figure appearing over the trees of the Cova da Iria.

Our Lady asked them to pray for the conversion of sinners and an end to the war and to come back every month, on the 13th.

The main message of Fatima was a call to repentance from sin, along with a request to pray daily the Rosary and venerate the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Today is also the traditional commemoration of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament. This title was given to our Blessed Mother in May 1868 by Saint Peter Julian Eymard to honor her relationship to the Holy Eucharist.

Come, Holy Spirit, come!

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel Amigot |, New York