the Visit of the International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima

24 August 2017

On 24th August 2017 we,the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, the Residents and many parishioners are excited to welcome the Visit of the International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima to celebrate 100th Anniversary of Her appearances to the three shepherds Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta in 1917.
This is the good chance for us to reflect on her three requests: penance, prayer and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and her Immaculate Heart.our lady pilgrimage

Our Lady of Fatima told the children on 15th August 1917, "pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them." Sr. Lucia explained, "Many persons feeling that the word penance implies great austerities, and not feeling that they have the strength for great sacrifices, become discouraged and continue a life of lukewarmness and sin." Then she said Our Lord explained to her: "The sacrifice required of every person is the fulfillment of his or her duties in life and the observance of My law. This is the penance that I now seek and require."

On this special day, we respond to her request of prayers by the Eucharist Celebration at the Boronia heights chapel, following by the Rosary Procession from the chapel to the Hall of the SPC Residential Age Care. Thus the strong and the sick, the young and old, the cheerfulness and heavy burden, we are all the same voice and the same heart to praise the Lord with Our Mother. Beside the joyful hymns and prayers together, we enjoy the tranquility time of silence with Our Mother at the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. We worship Jesus Christ, her Son. We give thanks for the our lady pilgrimageabundant blessings which have been given to us generously. . . Heart in heart, mind in mind we entrust our lives to God through the powerful intercession of Our Mother, Mary. The Scapulars are distributed to each one of us as the reminder of her care and protection. And the Liturgical dance Magnificat as the loving expression to farewell the Pilgrim Image.

How happy for the children to be with their loving mother!
The feeling of love, care, guidance, and protection seems to be very deep in the heart of each one of us. Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us.

Sr. Inede PHAM

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