Saturday, November 4, 2017

Day 8: Fatima all day! 100th Anniversary!

by Steve Ray on November 4, 2017

ED3935B9-EA61-4731-9FCE-F01BD1D5E5BF 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.