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Global Invitation to Participate in International Rosary Procession May 13th, 2012

4/27/2012 - 2:35 AM PST

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ARLINGTON, TX (April 27, 2012) - North Texas Catholics Welcome United Nations International Pilgrim Virgin Statue

Statue and Relics mark 95th Anniversary of Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Event Dates: May 10-14, 2012

All are invited to join in the International Rosary Procession at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson, Texas at 3pm on May 13th, 2012. St. Ann Catholic Church is located at 100 SW Alsbury, Burleson, TX 76028.

Catholics from across the country are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to North Texas to participate in the International Rosary Procession to honor Our Lady of Fatima on May 13th, 2012, the 95th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima.

All are invited to unite in prayer with the International Rosary Procession from wherever they are at 3pm on May 13th, if they are unable to join us in person. Kindly contact us via email at with a subject line of: FATIMA DFW or May13th and notify us that you will be joining us in prayer at 3pm on May 13th. Please tell us your name, parish name, city and country.

Next week, we hope to start buzz on Facebook and Twitter with the hash tag #FATIMADFW and #May13th. You can help with the buzz by putting "FATIMADFW" and "MAY13th" - everywhere now. We encourage all Teens and Young Adults especially to help spread devotion to Our Lady of Fatima and the Messages of Fatima by getting on the FATIMADFW Facebook and Twitter pages, available later next week, to post questions and pictures about Fatima.

North Texas Catholics and pilgrims from all over the southwest and across the country will observe the 95th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in a very special way.
The United Nations International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to come to four locations in the Catholic Dioceses of Fort Worth and Dallas. Accompanying the statue will be the Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco, two of the three who, as children, reported the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal in 1917.

This event represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Texas faithful to view this extraordinary and blessed piece of art as well as venerate the relics of two of the witnesses of Fatima.
Our Lady of Fatima appeared in apparitions reported by three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal in the early part of the 2oth Century. These occurred on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on May 13. The three children were Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto.

This treasured International Pilgrim Image travels the globe and occupies a unique place in Catholic art and the Roman Catholic religion. It was hand-carved in the mid-1900's and is the property of the World Apostolate of Fatima – Rhode Island Division, WAF Fatima Sanctuary in Portugal. Pope Pius XII blessed this unique statue on May 13, 1947, for a mission to the United Nations and world travels.

We are asking Pastors everywhere to invite their parishioners to make a National Pilgrimage to Texas to be part of the International Rosary Procession at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson, Texas at 3pm on May 13th, 2012.

Contact  TX, 76012 US
Suzette Chaires - , 


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