Our Lady of Fatima - Crowned Queen of our Monastery

Last Sunday we had our May procession with crowning of the image of our Lady.  During this 100th Anniversary Year of Fatima we have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima brought into our chapel. This image is usually found in our retreat house.

“We all know that a mother’s heart represents love in the bosom of a family. In fact, it is love which makes the mother bend over her baby’s cradle, sacrifice herself for it, give herself, rush to the defense of her child. All children trust in the heart of their mother, and we all know that we have in her a place of special affection. The same applies to the Virgin Mary. Thus the message says: ‘My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.’ Hence, the Heart of Mary is the refuge and the way to God for all his children.”

Sr. Lucia in ‘Calls’ from the Message of Fatima