Celebrating the Centennial
Our Lady of Fatima’s 100th Anniversary
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Today is the great 100th Anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima, Portugal — a perfect time to stop for a moment and recall to mind and ponder the great events that took place during the incredibly momentous year of 1917. What follows is a brief historical review, and then a list of resources at the end.
Our Lady of Fatima: A Brief Overview
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three little shepherd children at a field called Cova da Iria at Fatima for a total of six different times, between May 13 and October 13, 1917.… READ MORE
Hideous Benediction Ceremony
Francis and the “Blessed Sacrament” at Fatima
It happened around 12:07 pm local time at Fatima, Portugal, on May 13, 2017. “Pope” Francis concluded his worship service on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the “canonization” of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and proceeded to the scheduled benediction rite of the “Blessed Sacrament”. This is when his assistants put a “ventilator monstrance” on the altar that was probably supposed to remind people of the Miracle of the Sun which took place at Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917.
Stiff-kneed as ever, Francis stood there like a stubborn little school boy, refusing to kneel before what he claims to believe is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ.… READ MORE