Our Lady of Fatima
This Year we celebrate the Centenary Jubilee of Our Lady of Fatima. 2017 Marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary to the three shepherd children of Fatima. In observance of this occasion, the Holy Father, Pope Francis has invited Christians to a deeper encounter with Our Lady and her invitation to ongoing conversion
Lisbon, Portugal • Pope Francis is to visit the Fatima shrine in Portugal this year on the centenary of the date when three shepherd children said the Virgin Mary first appeared to them above an olive tree.
The Portuguese president's office announced on its website Thursday that the pontiff will be in the small farming town on May 12 and 13, 2017. The first apparition was May 13, but a midnight Mass the previous day usually begins the annual celebrations.
While the Vatican only confirms papal trips closer to the date, Francis himself has previously said he planned to visit Fatima to mark the anniversary.
To help those who cannot make pilgrimage to Fatima - or similar Marian Shrine, Santiago Retreat Center has established a place of local pilgrimage which will qualify for the plenary indulgence (under observance of the necessary circumstances).
These include :
The Marian Grotto
Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine
Our Lady of Peace Shrine
Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in the St. James Chapel
Please go to: Ambassadors of Mary Apostolate
During the Centenary Year, we at Santiago Retreat Center will host Marian Days of Reflection on:
May 13 - Saturday
June 13 - Tuesday
July 13 - Thursday
August 13- Sunday
September 13- Wednesday
October 13 - Friday
8:00 Morning Prayer
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Joyful Mysteries
9:30 am Talk I (focus on that month apparition)
10:15 am Luminous Mysteries
10:30 am Talk 2 (Focus on that month apparition)
11:15 am Quiet Time
11:30 am Mass
12:00pm Veneration of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
1:00pm Visit to The Grotto
Shrine of Our Lady of
Sorrows - Talk 3 Rosary of the Seven Sorrows
2:45 Rosary Walk - Sorrowful Mysteries
3:00pm Talk 4 Divine Mercy Chapel
Shroud Center of So Cal
3:45 Chaplet of Divine Mercy
4:00 Rosary Walk Glorious Mysteries
4:15 St. James Chapel
Reconciliation available through the day.
More info to come... time and location at the Retreat Center. Please come and join us.