Our-Lady-of-Fatima-statue-of-CoimbraHappy Solemnity of Mary Mother of God as we enter Anno Domini 2017!

We wish to place the world, our nation, and all the needs of humanity into her hands so that she may bring them to her Son every day of the new year.  As part of the Centenary Celebrations of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal in 1917, special events calling for peace will take place throughout 2017 .

From the Vatican

Pope Francis has released the Message for the 50th World Day of Peace concerning “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace.”  Let us join him in praying for governments around the world who seek solutions to the threats posed against civilians, especially in places of conflict in the Middle East and Africa, as well as targets throughout the West.  We thank God for the sacrifices and travels of Pope Francis in the care for God’s People, the Church, during 2016.

Mary Mother of God at Tepeyac

Finally, we recall Our Lady’s privileged visit to the New World at Guadalupe which we celebrated just two weeks ago on December 12th.  We will again invoke her aid with great hope for the March for Life at the end of January.

Speaking to Saint Juan Diego she said: “Know, know for sure, my dearest, littlest, and youngest son, that I am the perfect and ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the God of truth through Whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near us, the Lord of heaven and earth.”

We close with some images of the Guadalupana celebrations of Mañanitas throughout our Province.  Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!  Pray for the new year!  Blessed be God forever!

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New chasuble of Our Lady of Guadalupe made by one of our sisters

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