Fatima Pilgrimage 2017

About 100 pilgrims of the District of Great Britain travelled to Fatima for the Society of St. Pius X Pilgrimage to mark the centenary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta. Between 8,000 and 10,000 pilgrims assembled in "Car Park 14" for the Solemn High Mass celebrated by Rev. Franz Schmidberger on Saturday 20 August. A procession followed to Valinhos where the rosary was recited on the spot 100 years to the day that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared. It was truly special.

All night adoration in "Car Park 14" was followed by a Pontifical High Mass at 9:30am celebrated by the Superior General, His Lordship Bishop Fellay. After the Mass, Russia was consecrated the the Immaculate of Heart of Mary by the three bishops of the Society. The pilgrimage closed at Os Valinhos with a meditated rosary, litany and act of consecration of the Society of St. Pius X to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Following the closing ceremony, Rev. Karl Stehlin, Director of the Militia Immaculatae, lead a ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the Militia Immaculatae by St. Maximillian Kolbe and six companions. Bishop Fellay gave a short sermon and the members repeated their Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Deo gratias.

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