Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

She appeared to three young children and gave them secret messages for the Pope.  She asked the children to pray the rosary daily and go to confession regularly.  She promised to provide proof to the skeptics that Our Lady was truly the Mother of Christ and not some agent of the devil.  She performed the miracle of the sun, where it left its orbit and spun around witnessed by some 50,000 and reported in the media.


She asked for frequent recitation of the Rosary, penance, greater devotion to her Immaculate Heart, prayers for the conversion of Russia and a church building in her honor.


At our Church we pray the rosary daily and do special monthly rosaries for the children on the 13th of each month...We did a balloon rosary where the beads were tied together and each represented  by a helium balloon.  Another time we lit candles after dark and had a procession


Our Lady of Guadalupe

She appeared to a peasant, Juan Diego,and told him to go and ask the Bishop for a cathedral to be built on that spot, The Bishop was very skeptical and asked for proof that this Lady was real;  Juan was discouraged and avoided the hill on which he had first encountered the lady.  But she appeared to him a second time.  He told Her that the bishop wanted proof.  She sent him to the top of the hill to gather roses which were growing there miraculously.  Juan picked the roses, placing them in his tilma or cloak,  He took them to the bishop.  To everyone's amazement Her image was imprinted on his cloak 

We celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th with a covered dish dinner.  Our students enacted the story with the help of an adult narrator.



The apparitionknock

On the evening of Thursday, 21 August 1879, at about 8 o'clock, fifteen people, whose ages ranged from five years to seventy-five and included men, women, teenagers and children, witnessed what they stated was an apparition of Our LadySaint Joseph, andSaint John the Evangelist at the south gable end of the local small parish church, the Church of Saint John the Baptist. Behind them and a little to the left of Saint John was a plain altar. On the altar was a cross and a lamb (a traditional image of Jesus, as reflected in the religious phrase The Lamb of God) with adoring angels.[2]

Two women, passing by the church, first noticed it and summoned what would become a small crowd of 15.[3]