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Mater Ecclesiae Senatus of Houston 

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Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico

Our Lady of Fatima May 13th

Our Lady of Fatima, or in Portuguese Nossa Senhora de Fatima, refers to the Marian apparitions that occurred at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. The first apparition occurred on May 13th, and the last occurred on October 13th with the miracle of the sun. In a world where Our Lady has appeared hundreds of times throughout the centuries and worked tens of thousands of miracles, what makes the apparitions at Fatima so extraordinary is the prophecy of a coming world war and the secrets that were entrusted to the children who spoke with the Blessed Virgin Mary. The three children the Blessed Virgin appeared to were Lucia dos Santos, aged 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged 9 and 7. They were tending sheep in the Cova de Iria when they saw a woman “brighter than the sun,” who exhorted them to do penance.

SAINT FEAST DAYS IN MAY

May 1 - St. Joseph the Worker, May 2 - St. Athanasius

May 3 - SS. Philip and James, May 9 - St. Damien de Veuster

May 12 - SS. Nereus and Achilleus and St. Pancras

May 14 - St. Isidore the Farmer, May 18 - St. John I

May 20 - St. Bernardine of Siena, May 22 - St. Rita of Cascia

May 25 - SS.Gregory VII and Mary Magdalene de Pazzi 

May 26 - St. Philip Neri, May 27 - St. Augustine of Canterbury