Feast of Our Lady of Fa­tima

Manila Bulletin - - National News -

Mar­ian devo­tees from across the world will cel­e­brate to­day the Feast of Our Lady of Fa­tima, mark­ing the first of the six ap­pari­tions of the Blessed Mother to three shep­herd chil­dren – Lu­cia dos San­tos and her cousins, Fran­cisco and Jac­inta Marto – at the Cova de Ira in Fa­tima, Por­tu­gal in 1917. In the coun­try, a con­cel­e­brated high mass will be cel­e­brated by Bishop Bar­tolome San­tos, Jr. at the Na­tional Shrine of Our Lady of Fa­tima in Maru­las, Valen­zuela, Metro Manila at 6 p.m. It will be fol­lowed by a can­dle­light pro­ces­sion. A holy mass will also be cel­e­brated at 6 a.m. Last year, devo­tees marked the cen­ten­nial of the Fa­tima ap­pari­tions. The event co­in­cided with the can­on­iza­tion of Blessed Fran­cisco and Jac­inta by Pope Fran­cis in Fa­tima, Por­tu­gal. Fran­cisco and Jac­inta both suc­cumbed to the flu epi­demic. Fran­cisco died on April 4, 1919 at the age of ten while Jac­inta died at the age of nine on Fe­bru­ary 20, 1920. (Christina I. Her­moso)

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