Fatima centenary to be celebrated with Pope Francis in attendance

Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto while in Fatima for the centenary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three children.

More coverage in the June edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin.

This prayer was written for the occasion.

Jubilee Prayer of Consecration

Hail, Mother of the Lord,
Virgin Mary, Queen of the Rosary of Fatima!
Blessed among all women,
you are the image of the Church dressed in the Paschal Light,
you are the honour of our people, you are the triumph over the mark of evil.

Prophecy of the merciful Love of the Father,
Teacher of the Annunciation of the Good News of the Son,
Sign of the burning Fire of the Holy Spirit,
teach us, in this valley of joys and sorrows,
the eternal truths that the Father reveals to the little ones.

Show us the strength of your mantle of protection.
In Your Immaculate Heart, be the refuge of sinners
and the way that leads to God.

In unity with my brethren,
In Faith, Hope and Love, I surrender myself to you.
In unity with my brethren, through you, I consecrate myself to God,
O Virgin of the Rosary of Fatima.

And thus surrounded by the Light that comes from your hands,
I will give Glory to the Lord for ever and ever. Amen.

Headlines, May 2017