Laudetur Iesus Christus! This Sunday while the secular world focuses on a naturalistic event that will draw close to 70,000 people, another event will occur this Sunday at St. Thomas Aquinas parish examining a series of supernatural events which culminated in a miracle witnessed by 70,000 people and even reported in the Masonic secular newspaper at the time.
That supernatural event was Fatima, when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children at Cova da Iria (Fatima), Portugal in 1917 to deliver a prophetic message about the future of the Church, the world, and the need for prayer and reparation. These apparitions concluded with the miracle of the sun on October 13, 1917, which was witnessed by 70,000 people. While that event occurred over 105 years ago, the late Pope Benedict XVI cautioned the Church in 2010 when he said, “We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete.”
With that mission ongoing, this Sunday February 12, at 2pm (after the 11:30am Latin Mass), St. Thomas Aquinas is hosting a talk entitled “Fatima: Why the time is now!” with David Rodriguez (Fatima Center) and St. Thomas Aquinas parishioner and author Charles Fraune.
“At a time when the human family was ready to sacrifice all that was most sacred on the altar of the petty and selfish interests of nations, races, ideologies, groups and individuals, our Blessed Mother came from heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in her the Love of God burning in her own heart. At that time it was only to three children, yet the example of their lives spread and multiplied, especially as a result of the travels of the Pilgrim Virgin, in countless groups throughout the world dedicated to the cause of fraternal solidarity.” – Sermon, Pope Benedict XVI, May 13, 2010, Fatima Portugal.
For more details please see the parish website: https://www.stacharlotte.com/
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.