Next Sunday marks the 95th anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children on a hillside outside Fatima, Portugal. Our Lady of Fatima promised the children that the world would know peace through prayer and repentance.
Close to a century later, the world is still riven by wars and moral upheaval, including the great holocaust of abortion. And so, for this week's novena, I have chosen a prayer To Our Lady of Fatima, for peace in our nation and in the world. If you start this novena on May 4, you will finish it on the eve of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
If you have a favorite novena that you'd like me to choose as Novena of the Week, or if you'd like me to suggest a novena for a particular intention, send me an e-mail, and I'll work it into the rotation.
Other Fatima Prayers and More on Fatima:
- Act of Reparation From the Angel of Fatima
- The Fatima Prayer for the Rosary
- The Third Secret of Fatima and Clerical Sexual Abuse