The parishes of St. Augustine and St. Mary’s Cathedral hosted an Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Celebration Oct. 13 to honor the 100-year anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s final apparition to the children of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun. The event began with a prayer service in the Prayer Garden at St. […]
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport told Massgoers, Our Lady of Fatima’s message about prayer, conversion and peace that she imparted to three shepherd children in a field in Portugal “is as important now as it has ever been since” she appeared a century ago.
Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.
Mary’s example of believing and following Jesus is what matters most; she cannot be some image “of our own making” who Christians barter with for mercy, Pope Francis said.