Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
Our Lady's First Apparition 
in Fatima
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Fatima Novena 2017 - Day 2: May 6, 2017
The apparitions of the angel prepare us as they did the three children

Novena Prayer to be Said Each Day:

Most Blessed Virgin Mary, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of grace hidden in your Immaculate Heart, inspire our hearts with confident love and generosity in suffering, so that by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary we may obtain the conversion of sinners and of Russia, the triumph of the Church and peace in the world, and this favor that I so earnestly seek, that is [state your request here], which I ask of you in this novena, for the greater glory of God and for your own honor. Amen

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father ...

Francisco's Devotion

Of the three children, Francisco was the most contemplative and perhaps the one to distinguish himself more for his love and reparation through the Eucharist. After receiving Holy Communion from the Angel, he said, “I knew God was in me, but did not know how He was.” During his life, he had real devotion to the angels, saints, and the Virgin Mary. He was amazed by the beauty and gentleness of the Angel and the Mother of God, and they led him to encounter Jesus. Above all else Francisco wanted to console God Who was greatly offended by the sins of humanity. This is what most impressed him during the apparitions. The Angel’s words in the third apparition, “Console your God,” made a profound impression on the soul of the small shepherd boy. He desired only to think of ways to console our Lord and the Virgin Mary whom he had seen so sad. He said, “We were burning in that light that is God and we were not burnt. How is God? This we cannot say. But what grief. He is so sad; if only I can console Him!”

Prayer for May 6:

My God, I believe; I adore; I trust, and I love Thee. I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee. - Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly, and I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

For further study and devotion, we recommend the following from Angelus Press:

Mary in Our Life - Fr. William Most

"For the first time in the history of Marian writing, here is a book that co-ordinates and integrates the dogmatic truths underlying devotion to Mary with a solid, unsentimental, and balanced application of these truths to the life of the soul."
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