Ralston, NE

Our Lady of Fatima

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Be sure to see Our Lady of Fatima Statue, located in St. Gerald Chapel on the west wall at 96th and Q streets. Fr. Mark blessed the statue as well as the rosary in her hands. For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions in 1917 of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal , Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year which will end Nov. 26, 2017.

One way to obtain a plenary indulgence is to pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the 13th of the month now through November, as the 13th of the month was the day Our Lady appeared to the three Fatima children from May 1917 through November 1917. This is done along with fulfilling ordinary conditions: going to confession and Communion, praying for the intentions of the Holy Father and being detached from sin.

Pamphlets explaining more completely what Plenary Indulgences are, other ways to obtain them, and requirements for attaining them are available next to the statue in the chapel or can be downloaded here. The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit St. Gerald, 96th and Q streets Tuesday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Excitement Builds: Our Lady of Fatima Tours America

Fatima: A Message of Hope

Episode 1 - Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 2: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 3: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 4: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 5: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 6: The July 13 Apparition and the Secret of Fatima

Episode 7: The Third Part of the Secret of Fatima

Episode 8: The Miracle of the Sun

Episode 9: The Three Shepherds of Fatima

Episode 10: Our Lady's Prophecies Begin

Episode 11: Request for the First Saturday Devotion

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