Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

Last Sunday was Fatima Day at “The Dome of Home” on the Wirral.

The day began with a sung Tridentine Mass after which a beautiful statue of Our Lady was crowned. In a moving ceremony the faithful who had each been given a flower were invited to place it prayerfully at Our Lady’s feet before solemnly processing through the neighbourhood with the adorned statue, whilst singing Marian hymns.

After lunch, Deacon Altiere gave a talk in which he shared profound insights into the simple prayer of the “Hail Mary”. This was followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with prayers of the Rosary and a solemn Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fatima Day ended with Vespers and Benediction.

The photos below are but a faint reflection of the sheer beauty, dignity and reverence of the liturgies celebrated at the church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. For the faithful this was a foretaste of heaven, an enrichment of the soul to nourish them for a long time to come.

This is the Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which was prayed on the day.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

High Mass Crowning of the statue
Outdoor procession Praying at the altar of Our Lady Benediction Adoration and vespers

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2 Responses to Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

  1. Roger says:

    And near of course to where Teresa Higginson is buried promulgator of Sacred Head Seat Of Divine Wisdom (also on the wirral).

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  2. Toadspittle says:

    ..At first,I thought, “Sacred Head” was an unfortunate, and Freudian, misprint.
    But, no.
    (“What did you do today?” “I Googled the Sacred Head.”)

    ..Which is the kind of small, but wonderful, detail that makes Catholicism so endlessly fascinating.
    Why, however, is it necessary to point point out that the head of The Deity is “sacred”?
    How could it not be?
    How could His heart not be, for that matter?
    …Or His big toe?
    But, I also suppose, if you start thinking like that – there’s no end to it all.

    Anyway, what lovely vestments.

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