11 Apr 2016
Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima at the Miraculous Medal Shrine
Miraculous Medal Shrine Presentation:
“Fatima and the Miraculous Medal: Prayer as the Power for Peace”
by Fr. Michael Callaghan, CM
May 13 at 7pm
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima at the Miraculous Medal Shrine! On May 13 at 7pm, Fr. Michael Callaghan, CM, will give a special presentation on “Fatima and the Miraculous Medal: Prayer as the Power for Peace.” His talk will explore the connection between the two apparitions, which deliver important messages to humanity.
“Both the Miraculous Medal and the Rosary are special gifts from the Mother of God,” said Fr. Callaghan. “The Medal and the Rosary light the way and lighten the burden in this valley of tears. Mary’s messages at the Rue de Bac and Fatima begin the healing process for a troubled world: work for peace, pray for peace, live in peace.”
Following Fr. Callaghan’s talk will be refreshments in the lower Shrine area; there is no cost to attend.
In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to gain a plenary indulgence through veneration of an
image of Our Lady of Fatima that day. Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions from November 27, 2016 to November 26, 2017. In addition to venerating the image, conditions for obtaining the indulgence include: attendance of the talk, and praying the Our Father and the Creed, and invoking Our Lady of Fatima, as well as the usual
requirements: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the
Holy Father, and complete detachment from all sin, even venial sin. Reception of a plenary indulgence
grants the remission of all temporal punishment due to sin, and the faithful can obtain partial or plenary
indulgences for themselves, or apply them to the deceased.
For more information about the plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima
apparitions, click here.
Fr. Callaghan’s presentation is part of The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal’s Speaker Series, which presents noteworthy Catholic speakers throughout the year to inspire people in their Faith and in their Devotion to the Blessed Mother.