The May 13 Feast Day of Our Lady of Fátima will be held without the faithful this year at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, Portugal, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But people across the globe have a unique opportunity to still celebrate the feast day by participating in “Together in Spirit,” a virtual pilgrimage to Fatima, hosted by the World Apostolate of Fatima/USA and FATIMA the movie via the FATIMA Facebook page at 3 PM ET/noon PT Wednesday, May 13.
“This beautiful short program, streamed over Facebook Premiere, gives viewers a unique way to experience the power of the story of Our Lady of Fátima, told through exclusive footage from our new film FATIMA,” says Bob Berney, Picturehouse’s CEO. “They’ll also hear messages from the Rector of the Shrine of Fátima and David Carollo, executive director of the World Apostolate of Fátima USA, as well as experience a moving homage to pilgrimages past, over the last 100 years.
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“In some ways, our current situation may create a larger surge of virtual visitors, surpassing the traditional way of pilgrimage to Fátima, Portugal,” said Dave Corollo, executive director of the World Apostolate of Fatima. “Heaven operates outside of space and time and has no limits. I encourage everyone to join us and to share your petitions. Invite your family. Invite your friends. Tell someone who needs a message of peace, hope and love.”
Prayers and intentions may be submitted before, during, and after the event, and will be physically delivered to the Shrine of Fatima, Portugal as part of World Rosary 2020’s “spiritual bouquet” and offered to Our Lady by the Rector of the Shrine, Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas, in a ceremony on both May 13 and October 13. A selection of the prayers will be featured during the “Together in Spirit” broadcast.