Faithful across Ireland invited to celebrate the centenary of the Fatima apparitions

14 Jun, 2017 | News

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  Between 13 May and 13 October of 1917 three shepherd children, Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto, reported visions of the Virgin Mary.  Pope Francis was in Fatima in May where he canonised the young shepherds Jacinta and Francisco Marto.

To coincide with this important anniversary in the Church, bishops invite the faithful to the National Marian Shrine, Knock, on Sunday 9 July for the celebration of the Eucharist to mark this centenary.

This celebration on 9 July will offer a time of prayer and reflection to coincide with the centenary of the apparitions and also to celebrate the canonisation of two of the visionaries of the Marian apparitions at Fatima.

All are welcome.



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