our-lady-fatima-w-gold-frame-7x10-2222926 (2)Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Much has been documented on these approved apparitions that took place in Portugal in 1917. Pope Francis encourages us to nurture devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, especially in these difficult times. To read the Pope’s message, visit Vatican News .

“O God, who chose the Mother of your Son to be our Mother also, grant us that, persevering in penance and prayer for the salvation of the world, we may further more effectively each day the reign of Christ.”

From the collect of the Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.