Background: Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of the Rosary, are titles given to the Blessed Virgin Mary following her appearances to three children at Fatima, Portugal, in 1916. The children were born to poor families. Their work consisted of household chores and herding the family’s sheep. They witnessed several visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary who performed multiple miracles including, one witnessed by many thousands, and is often referred to as, “The dancing sun”. Her message was one of prayer, including, the reciting of the Rosary. Francisco and Jacinta died, aged 9 and 10, from the great influenza epidemic, and Lucia in 2005. The Feast of Blessed Jacinta & Francisco Marto is 20th February. The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is 13th May.
(Novena Dates: 12th – 20th February)
Most Holy Virgin,
you appeared at Fatima and revealed,
to the three little shepherds,
the treasures of graces hidden in the reciting of the Rosary.
Inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion,
so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption,
we may gather its fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners,
and the conversion of non-believers throughout the world.
O Holy Mary,
I also ask for the favour that I now so earnestly seek…
(Share your request…)
O Mary, may that which I ask in this novena,
be for the greater glory of God,
for your own honour,
and for the good of all people. Amen.
Say: Our Father… (x3), Hail Mary… (x3) and Glory Be… (x3)
… Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us …