Laurie hosts Fatima centennial pilgrimages on First Saturdays

Beginning in April, the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, in Laurie will host monthly First Saturday pilgrimages commemorating the 100th anniversary of the miraculous apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.
Pilgrimages will be held on: April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, (9 a.m. Mass and Rosary only), Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and Oct. 7.
Registration will start at 9 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available prior to the 11 a.m. Mass.
Each pilgrimage (except July 1) will also include lunch, speakers, the Rosary, Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacraments, and a tour of the shrine grounds and gift shop.
Beginning in May of 1917, at the height of World War I, three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, witnessed a series of apparitions of the Blessed Mother. The apparitions continued once a month until Oct. 13, 1917, and later were declared worthy of belief by the Church.
In those apparitions, Christ’s mother urged the faithful to frequently call upon her prayerful intercession, especially by praying the Rosary.
The Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, is located on the grounds of St. Patrick parish, 176 Marian Drive off of Highway 5 in Laurie.
There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is necessary to plan for the number of pilgrims.
Call Rose Vanderbeck at (573) 374-MARY (6279).

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