Day 8: All Day Fatima! 100th Anniversary!
by Steve Ray on November 4, 2017
We started the day with a wonderful breakfast at our Sancta Maria hotel before taking a tour of the whole shrine and the homes of the three children.
Then archbishop Lucas celebrated with other two priests at the Chapel of the Apparition where 70,000 people saw the sun dance 100 years ago. You can hear/see the homily here.
Then we boarded our buses and went to the village where the children lived and we toured their homes and the places of the apparitions and prayed the Rosary along the walk up to the place the angel gave the children their first Holy Communion.
This was followed by an excellent lunch and a lot of time for shopping at a huge Fatima shop which covered about an acre, or at least it seemed too. We gave everyone the afternoon off to pray, explore, rest, shop or whatever they wanted to do.
The next video will be our final Mass and dinner with thanks and sharing. Will have a lot of comments and farewells from all the pilgrims.
Steve and Janet it was great bumping into you today at Fatima! I will email you our photo. It was a most memorable pilgrimage my brother and I had with you tracing the footsteps of St Paul (with Scott and Kimberly Hahn and Mike Aquilina). Pity my mom then had to cancel last minute. God bless you and your work and see you on some future pilgrimage!
STEVE RAY HERE: Great Seeing you today at Fatima! Brought back memories of when we were with you on the cruise. Look forward to having you join us again someday in the near future. God bless you and keep the faith!