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Fatima Anniversary

On October 13, the Church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the final appearance of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children— siblings Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their older cousin Lúcia de Jesus dos Santos—from May 13 to October 13, 1917. The children said that Mary urged them to pray the Rosary daily for peace in the world. Share this printable page from Visions with your children and families. In class this week, pray a decade of the Rosary in memory of the new saints —Francisco and Jacinta— and Sister Maria Lúcia de Jesus, in honor of Our Lady of Fatima—and for the continued struggle to achieve peace in our world.

Image credit: Alessia GUILIANI/CPP/CIRIC

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