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Pontificate of Pope Francis to be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2013 (Cath Caucus)
Te Deum ^ | April 11, 2013

Posted on 04/12/2013 6:17:14 AM PDT by NYer



A Portuguese sites is reporting that Pope Francis has asked Card. Polycarpo of Lisbon to consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima.  The Cardinal Patriarch told his brother bishops that the Pope had asked him twice.

It will be done on May 13th, the 96th anniversary of first apparitions to the Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco.

For those thinking of going to Fatima on the 13th of May, the Cardinal said something would be inserted in the prayer booklet for that day.

I would imagine that everyone could unite in prayer that day, likewise. Fatima has live stream available, so as we get closer we'll see if we can look in.

Here's the original Portuguese article.

One thing I have noticed and told others about is how Pope Francis responds after Mass when there is a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary nearby to venerate.  He practically runs for the statue like a boy running to his mother, stands there in visible devotion for a minute or two, then leaves.  The first time I saw him do this on video, he almost plowed down an unsuspecting MC trying to get there.



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1 posted on 04/12/2013 6:17:14 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 04/12/2013 6:17:55 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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Pontificate of Pope Francis to be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

As an answer to the request of the Pope to the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal José Policarpo, asking that he consecrate the Pope’s Pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, the Bishops of Portugal have just decided that this consecration be made next May 13. 

The consecration will be included in the program of the International Pilgrimage of May 12/13 and will be made on the 13th at a time to be announced later. 

May’s International Anniversary Pilgrimage, on the 96th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to seers Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, will be presided over by Mons. Orani Tempesta, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro. 

Let us remind you that, during the opening speech of the 181st Plenary Assembly of the Bishops Conference of Portugal, Cardinal Policarpo said that he could very well fulfill the request all alone, “in silent prayer”, but that “it would be nice if the entire Bishops Conference joined him in fulfilling the Pope’s request”.

3 posted on 04/12/2013 6:23:07 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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This is absolutely AWESOME!

Everyone could unite in prayer that day - Excellent !!


4 posted on 04/12/2013 4:33:13 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: NYer

Very good.


5 posted on 04/12/2013 4:34:25 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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