We are sending an emailed Novena each day, leading to the centenary of Our Lady's apparitions in Fatima.
The Society St. Pius X is organizing an International Pilgrimage to Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady. Three pilgrimages with SSPX chaplains will be leaving the US and participating in this SSPX Fatima Pilgrimage. Regina Pilgrimages has designed the following trips:
All pilgrimages meet in Fatima for the SSPX official program:
|Saturday, August 19|
|3pm||Solemn Mass||Shrine - "Parking 14"|
|5pm||Rosary||Shrine - "Os Valinhos"|
|Shrine - "Parking 14"|
|Sunday, August 20|
|9:30am||Pontifical Mass||Shrine - "Parking 14"|
|3pm||Rosary & Conclusion||Shrine - "Os Valinhos"|
Bishop Fellay during the ordinations in Zaitzkofen
At the priestly ordinations in Zaitzkofen (Germany) on July 2, 2016, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced another Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (May to October 1917). This crusade is ongoing and will be held until August 22, 2017. The goal set by Bishop Bernard Fellay is a bouquet of 12 million rosaries and 50 million sacrifices for Our Lady of Fatima.
You can download a tally sheet here, or submit your rosaries online
It follows the intentions indicated by the Blessed Virgin herself:
(I) Jesus wishes to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In order to do so, all the faithful are invited:
(II) We pray for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
(III) We also pray for the pope and all the bishops of the Catholic world to consecrate Russia to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
(IV) And as a special intention, we ask the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Society of St. Pius X and all its members in addition to all the religious communities of Tradition.
The three visionaries who relayed Our Lady's request
During her July 1917 apparition at Fatima, Our Lady said to Lucy:
I shall come to ask... that on the First Saturday of every month, Communions of reparation be made in atonement for the sins of the world.”
To those who faithfully follow our Lady’s requests, she has made this wonderful promise to “assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation.” This means that our Blessed Mother will be present at the hour of death with the actual grace of final perseverance.
Learn more about this important devotion
An all-night vigil at Our Lady of Sorrows in Phoenix - Feb, 2017
Since March 25, 2015, a Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima has been touring our chapels and schools throughout the country.
See the calendar of upcoming visits
Every day, a Mass is offered for the success of the apostolate and all the intentions entrusted to Our Lady. This daily Mass will be offered until the end of Her trip which will end in May 2017. Do not miss this opportunity to entrust your prayer intention in a daily Mass!
Send your intentions today
For more information about Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue, visit: sspx.org/fatima
Specators of the Miracle of the Sun
On May 13, 1917, the children did not know the confused condition of the world. They had not heard the voice of Pope Benedict XV, who had addressed himself to the Mother of Mankind, asking the Blessed Virgin Mary to look upon the world in tears, to sympathize with the wailing of innocent children, the anguished cries of mothers and wives. This was the day on which the Queen of Heaven had decided to answer the Holy Father’s plea.
Around noon, the children were startled by a sudden flash of lightning. Looking up, they saw no sign of a storm. The sky had never been so beautiful, nor the valley more peaceful. Again came the flash.
Fearing now that a sudden storm would overtake them, they ran in the direction of the little cave. As they turned, they were startled to see a beautiful lady standing in one of the little oak trees nearby. “Do not be afraid. I will do you no harm,” said the beautiful lady. Unafraid, Lucy questioned:
Where is Your Grace from?
I am of Heaven.
Shall I go to Heaven?
Yes, you will.”
Then, thinking of her companions:
Also, but he will have to say many rosaries."
Indeed, Francisco became an inspiration to the others. One day the girls were so busy playing that they did not think of Francisco until lunch time. “Francisco,” they called, “Are you ready to eat lunch with us?” “No, I don’t want any lunch.” Later they asked what he was doing, “I was thinking of Our Lord, Who is sad because of so many sins. How I wish I could make Him happy!” Another time they called him to play, and he simply held up his rosary. “Oh, say that later.” “Now, and later too,” answered the boy. “Don’t you remember that Our Lady said I would have to say many rosaries?”