MARY, OUR MOTHER: POPE FRANCIS TO WELCOME THE ORIGINAL STATUE OF THE VIRGIN OF FATIMA ON SATURDAY 10/12/2013

 

 

POPE FRANCIS TO WELCOME THE ORIGINAL STATUE OF THE VIRGIN OF FATIMA ON SATURDAY 10/12/2013

Pope John Paul II venerates the original Our Lady of Fatima statue.

Vatican City, 8 October 2013 (VIS) – On Saturday, 12 October, at 5 p.m. in St. Peter\’s Square, Pope Francis will preside over a prayer on the occasion of the Marian Day convoked in the context of the Year of Faith and will receive the original statute of the Virgin of Fatima, which normally resides in the Portuguese sanctuary of the same name. The bullet which struck Blessed John Paul II in the assassination attempt of13 May 1981, is set into the crown of the statue.

On Sunday, 13 October, at 10.30 a.m., again in St. Peter\’s Square, the Holy Father will celebrate Holy Mass on the Marian Day.

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Our Lady of Lourdes

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Nine Day Novena http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/lourdes.htm

I must also pray, she said, for the conversion of sinners. I asked her many times what she meant by that, but she only smiled. Finally with outstretched arms and eyes looking up to heaven she told me was

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As a young 14 year old girl, Bernadette Soubirous had 18 visions of the Blessed Lady in a grotto in the outskirts of Lourdes. Although doubted at the time, she was later canonised by the Catholic Church. Lourdes has become one of the most popular locations of religious pilgrimage.

068_BernadetteSoubirousSt_Bernadette_incorruptableBiography of St Bernadette http://www.biographyonline.net/spiritual/bernadette-soubirious.html