The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. Our Lady appeared six times to the Three Shepherd Children -- Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco -- between May 13 and Oct. 13 in 1917.
This year, the Diocese of Sacramento, in collaboration with Christ the King Retreat Center, will be acknowledging the Centenary of the Apparitions that took place between May 13 and October 13 of 1917. For six months, on the 13th day, Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children and entrusted to them a message from Heaven of hope and peace in our lives and for the world.
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary, the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento are invited to make a "prayerful visit" - a pilgrimage - to the shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima located on the grounds of Christ the King Retreat Center. For scheduling a pilgrimage visit, please call the Retreat Center for information at 916-725-4720.
May the prayers of the children of Fátima: Lúcia, Jacinta and Francisco accompany the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento throughout this "graced" Year of 2017 as we ask God's blessing upon the Diocese.
Our Lady of Fátima, pray for us.
Lúcia, Jacinta and Francisco, pray for us.