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!