May 13th is the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima

May 13th is the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima

Wednesday, May 13th is the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, a day in which we honor our Blessed Mother as we recall her appearance in 1918 to three Portuguese children who were asked to pray the rosary for peace. Please join in praying a Novena to Our Lady of Fatima for 9 days beginning May 12th. Let’s ask Our Blessed Mother to intercede before her Son for a swift end to the Coronavirus pandemic, a complete surrender to Jesus and to His Divine Mercy, and that we might return to regular Mass attendance with a revitalized devotion to and belief in His Real Presence in the Eucharist. We also implore the intercession of two of the Fatima visionaries who died of the Spanish Flu pandemic: St. Francisco Marto and St. Jacinta Marto.

Novena to Our Lady of Fatima

Daily Prayer:

Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the Rosary and Mother of Mercy, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts and the hearts of all the faithful of Colorado with a sincere love of this devotion.  Trusting in your maternal mercy, and grateful for the goodness of your Immaculate Heart, we beg you to hear our prayers and to answer the favors we so earnestly seek of you in this novena:

Namely, for a swift end to the Coronavirus pandemic, for a prompt return to regular Mass attendance with a revitalized devotion to and belief in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Most Holy Eucharist, for a complete surrender to Jesus and to His Divine Mercy, and for any other intentions we may offer (mention here any additional requests)…

We ask this of you, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor and for the good of all people.  Amen.

(optional):  My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You!  Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He Himself is offended. And, through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners. Amen. (These are the prayers taught by the Angel to the children at Fatima).

(optional): recitation of the Rosary