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A PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Thursday, July 13th is the 100th anniversary of the 3rd apparition of Our Lady of Fatima which began on May 13, 1917. In May of this year the Church celebrated the canonization of Blessed Francesco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto — two of three shepherd children who received miraculous visions in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. In honor of this event, we welcome all brother Knights, their families and all Catholics to join in the Supreme Chaplain’s prayer entrusting the Knights of Columbus to Our Lady of Fatima.
With filial love, we address you, O Mary, Our Lady of Fatima.
We, the family of the Knights of Columbus, come to this place hallowed by your apparitions a century ago, O woman clothed with the sun.
To you and to your maternal love we entrust our beloved Order.
Through you, O Mary, God’s only Son assumed our human nature so as to redeem us of our sins. Through your maternal love, Jesus entered the world to show us the Father’s love and to reveal fully our human dignity. Look upon us, O Mary. Pray for us sinners that we may open our hearts to the message of Fatima by turning from sin, doing penance and praying for peace in our troubled and violent world.
By your loving example and intercession, may we be confirmed in the Gospel principles of our Order.
O Mary — through whom Jesus, the very incarnation of the Father’s love, came into the world —
pray that we may be strengthened to live the principle of charity.
O Mary, through your Son the enmity of Satan was crushed, help us to live the principle of unity for the good of the Order, the Church and the world.
O Mary, whose love for your children is so evident in this holy place, help us to be strengthened in our fraternity in service to one and in service of all.
O Mary, assumed into heaven, pray that we may safely journey to our true homeland in heaven
by living the principle of patriotism and striving to build a civilization of love.
To you, O Mary, we entrust our Order — every Knight, every family member, every activity — that we may be pleasing in the sight of your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
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