Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pontificate of Pope Francis to be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2013



A Portuguese sites is reporting that Pope Francis has asked Card. Polycarpo of Lisbon to consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima.  The Cardinal Patriarch told his brother bishops that the Pope had asked him twice.

It will be done on May 13th, the 96th anniversary of first apparitions to the Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco.

For those thinking of going to Fatima on the 13th of May, the Cardinal said something would be inserted in the prayer booklet for that day.

I would imagine that everyone could unite in prayer that day, likewise. Fatima has live stream available, so as we get closer we'll see if we can look in.

Here's the original Portuguese article.

One thing I have noticed and told others about is how Pope Francis responds after Mass when there is a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary nearby to venerate.  He practically runs for the statue like a boy running to his mother, stands there in visible devotion for a minute or two, then leaves.  The first time I saw him do this on video, he almost plowed down an unsuspecting MC trying to get there.

There is little doubt in my mind that Pope Francis is very devout when it comes to the Blessed Mother.

I'll publish any comments related to this, but what is not in scope for this post is discussion concerning the third secret.  Comments not in scope will be deleted.  At some point I may make a post to explain my position, but this is not the post for that.  I don't have time for debate right now. 



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3 comments:

Nick said...

Maybe he'll canonize the visionaries :)

Mark said...

The fact that this Pope is devoted to Our Lady has been a great comfort to me, especially in light of so much uncertainty regarding this Pontificate.

This is wonderful news.

Magdalene said...

I am off on pilgrimage to Fatima next week!