A guide to local Fatima anniversary celebrations

Tue, May 2nd 2017 09:00 am
Bishop Edward M. Grosz proceeds with the Fatima statue. (WNYC File Photo)
Bishop Edward M. Grosz proceeds with the Fatima statue. (WNYC File Photo)

One hundred years ago, on Oct. 13, 1917, an estimated 70,000 pilgrims traveled to the Cova da Iria, of Fatima, Portugal, to witness the miracle promised by the Blessed Mother. Our Lady appeared six times to three shepherd children, on the 13th of each month from May to October of 1917, each time exhorting them to "Pray, pray, pray."

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fatima appearance, Bishop Richard J. Malone will celebrate 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 14 at St. Joseph Cathedral in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Several local parishes will also host special celebrations throughout the year beginning this month. Click on the links below for more information:

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Youngstown

Sacred Heart Parish, Bowmansville 

Dominican Nuns' Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Buffalo

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