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Words from Archbishop Lefebvre on the necessity of keeping
the Blessed Virgin in our lives, especially today.
Novena prayer to be said Each Day:
Most Blessed Virgin Mary, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary and in the devotion to your Immaculate Heart, inspire our hearts with a confident love, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption, we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, and this favor that I so earnestly seek, that is [state your request here], which I ask of you in this novena, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, for the triumph of the Church, and for the peace in the world. Amen
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father ...
Today's Reflection from Fatima:
The Death of Francisco
On April 2, 1919 his state worsened so much that the pastor was called. He had not received his First Communion and was afraid he would not be able to receive the Lord before death. He confessed in the afternoon and fasted to receive Holy Communion. The following day he received Holy Communion with piety and great lucidity of spirit. After the priest left he asked his mother if he could receive the Lord again. After this, he asked forgiveness for all the problems he might have caused. To Lucy and Jacinta he added, “I’m going to Paradise, and from there I will ask Jesus and Mary to come get you too.” The following day on April 4, with an angelical smile and without agony or lamentations, he expired gently. After five months of continuous suffering, on a First Friday at 10:00 am, the consoler of Jesus died a holy death. He was not yet 11 years old.
Prayer for May 5:
Litany of Our Lady of Fatima:
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for our beloved country.
Our Lady of Fatima, sanctify our clergy.
Our Lady of Fatima, make Catholics more fervent.
Our Lady of Fatima, guide and inspire those who govern us.
Our Lady of Fatima, cure the sick who confide in thee.
Our Lady of Fatima, console the sorrowful who trust in thee.
Our Lady of Fatima, help those who invoke thine aid.
Our Lady of Fatima, deliver us from all dangers.
Our Lady of Fatima, help us to resist temptation.
Our Lady of Fatima, obtain for us all that we lovingly ask of thee.
Our Lady of Fatima, help those who are dear to us.
Our Lady of Fatima, bring to Holy Catholic Church those who are in error.
Our Lady of Fatima, give us back our ancient fervor.
Our Lady of Fatima, obtain for us pardon of our manifold sins and offenses.
Our Lady of Fatima, bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child.
Our Lady of Fatima, obtain peace for the world.
O Mary conceived without sin, Pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Immaculate heart of Mary, Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Let us pray:
O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our hearts with a great confidence in Thy dear Mother, whom we invoke under the titles of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Fatima, and grant us by her powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and temporal, which we need. Through Christ our Lord.