“two candles which God lit to illuminate humanity in it’s dark and anxious hour.”
Saint John Paul II
Beatification of the Little Shepherds, May 13th, 2000
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“Tell everybody that God grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary;
that people are to ask Her for them; and that the Heart of Jesus wants
the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be venerated at His side.”
“Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace,
since God has entrusted it to Her.”
Saint Jacinta Marto’s message to the world
as conveyed told to her cousin Lucia
Let us pray for the intercession of the
Child Saints of Fatima
APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF POPE BENEDICT XVI TO PORTUGAL ON THE OCCASION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATIFICATION OF JACINTA AND FRANCISCO, YOUNG SHEPHERDS OF FÁTIMA
Excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI Homily
“Their descendants shall be known among the nations, […] they are a people whom the Lord has blessed” (Is 61:9) with an unshakable hope which bears fruit in a love which sacrifices for others yet does not sacrifice others. Rather, as we heard in the second reading, this love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor 13:7).
“An example and encouragement is to be found in the shepherd children…
An example and encouragement is to be found in the shepherd children, who offered their whole lives to God and shared them fully with others for love of God. Our Lady helped them to open their hearts to universal love.
Blessed Jacinta, in particular, proved tireless in sharing with the needy and in making sacrifices for the conversion of sinners. Only with this fraternal and generous love will we succeed in building the civilization of love and peace.
Let us spiritually unite in prayer to these child saints who suffered and died, from
the Spanish fly pandemic of 1918. One year after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.
ALL TO OFFER THEIR SACRIFICES TO GOD FOR THE CONVERSION OF OTHERS!
SHORT STORY (SHEPHERDS OF FATIMA) This is short
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT of the WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA
AMERICO LOPEZ ORTEZ
OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
SAINT JACINTA MARTO’S DEATH, 20th OF FEBRUARY, 2020
Dearest leaders and members of the WAF nations of the world,
dear Marian devotees and faithful of the Catholic faith:
The World Apostolate of Fatima International, in conjunction with the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, is convoking all of the faithful to join the great celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the death of Saint Jacinta Marto of Fatima, on the 20th of February, 2020.
On this day, the Church celebrates the liturgical feast of Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta Marto, the Little Shepherds of Fatima, canonized on May 13th, 2017.
With this message, we are also sharing with you a set of documents/resources to assist you and all your WAF members to have a unique spiritual celebration in your parishes or in any other religious places, to mark solemnly this Feast day, with abundant graces and mercy to all.
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1. Letter from Prof. Américo López-Ortiz, WAF International President, with the Program and guidelines
for celebrating this anniversary date;
2. The Mass Prayers and Readings for the Feast Day, February 20th.
3. The Litany of the Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto
4. A collection of sayings from Saint Jacinta Marto
5. An article by Prof. Américo López-Ortiz, on the life of the Saints of Fatima and Eucharistic Adoration
May the little Saints of Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, assist us from Heaven, to prepare and celebrate this anniversary, on the 20th of February 2020. Please send to all your contacts. God bless.
- Program of the 100th anniversary of Saint Jacinta Marto’s death 20-02-2020
- Mass Prayers and Readings of Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta Marto
- Litany of Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta Marto – English
- Inspirational sayings of Saint Jacinta Marto
- The Fatima Saints and Eucharistic Adoration Professor Americo Ortiz