'Gentle Woman' -- Faithful from Christ the King Parish, Long Branch, joined in a May 13 procession through neighborhood streets at which time they commemorated the miracle of Fatima. John Batkowski photo
In nearly six months, faithful around the Diocese and indeed the world will gather to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, which culminated the Virgin Mary’s visitations to that small Portuguese town. More ... Tuesday, May 16, 2017
UNITED NATIONS -- The message of peace Mary gave to three shepherd children 100 years ago at Fatima, Portugal, is still timely and urgent in 2017 and is an ongoing reminder that flashes of the divine are revealed in unexpected places, according to speakers at a May 12 U.N. panel. More ... Tuesday, May 16, 2017
FATIMA, Portugal – Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.
"We declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto as saints," the pope said May 13 as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims broke out in applause before he finished speaking.