Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cardinal Nichols to crown Our Lady of Fatima statue to mark centenary year

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through the crowd May 12 at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal.  (CNS photo/Rafael Marchante, Reuters)Cardinal Nichols will crown Our Lady of Fatima and consecrate England to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday February 18.

The consecration will be a renewal of the original offering made by Cardinal Bernard Griffin on July 16th. 1948.

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue and Relics will arrive at 1.45pm on Saturday and remain in the Cathedral until 2.30pm the following day.

After Mass people will be invited to venerate the relics and participate in Marian devotions. 

This will be followed by a Fatima Symposium in Westminster Cathedral Hall.

2017 marks the 100th anniversary since Our Lady first appeared to two children in Fatima, Portugal.

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