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USA (Chicago, Illinois) Candlelight walk for Fatima Anniversary
May 13, 2017
Thousands to Walk in Candlelight Procession
for 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
CHICAGO—This Saturday, May 13th, thousands will peacefully walk in the
streets of Chicago praying for an end to violence.
The candlelight procession marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the
Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, who asked
prayers for peace, forgiveness, and conversion for our world.
After the 7:00 pm presentation by Rev. James Presta, Professor of Mariology in
the Archdiocese of Chicago, the faithful will process along Milwaukee Avenue led
by Rev. Anthony Bus, C.R., and members of the local law enforcement
community as they escort a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
The procession will move along Milwaukee Avenue passing Holy Trinity Polish
Mission and will arrive at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church for a concluding prayer
“We hope that this peaceful candlelight procession will be a striking counterpoint to
the violence so often seen in our streets,” say organizers, “Far from being any sort
of protest, this is a procession invoking divine aid, shining light in the darkness too
often experienced in our city.”
Pope Francis who will be in Fatima Portugal, this May 13th
, has granted to the
faithful a special Plenary Indulgence for taking part in the Centennial Celebrations
around the globe. The events are being sponsored by the World Apostolate of
Fatima, USA and Relevant Radio
Fatima Centennial Committee
Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC
Associate Pastor, St. John Cantius