Monday, May 04, 2015

Novena to Our Lady of Fatima May 4-12

Our Lady of Fatima is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima. The three children were Lucia Santos, Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto. Our Lady asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners and for the conversion of Russia  This Marian Apparition was approved by the Holy See in 1930. Today, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal is a popular Marian Pilgrimage site. Around 4 million pilgrims visit the Basilica every year. The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is celebrated on May 13th. Here is a novena to Our Lady of Fatima in preparation for her feast. Let us pray to Our Lady for the conversion of sinners and for all our special intentions.

Novena Prayer

Most Holy Virgin, who 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 with a sincere love of this devotion,
so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it,
we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners,
the conversion of Russia and this favor which I so earnestly seek,

(Mention your Request)

which I ask of thee in this novena, for the greater Glory of God,
for thine own honor and for the good of all people.

Pray 3 sets of : Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.

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