Frequently asked questions and answers on how to prepare for Our Lady’s visit
1. Why the Fatima visits?
We aim to bring Our Lady of Fatima into every home that wishes to learn more about Her message of conversion, prayer and penance. Many have either forgotten or are unfamiliar with what our Blessed Mother asked of us so that, as individuals and as a nation, we may participate in Her promise, “Finally, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!”
2. What does a visitation of Our Lady’s Pilgrim Statue entail?
The visit begins with a short video presentation on the message of Fatima, followed by a group recitation of the Holy Rosary. (We bring all the necessary equipment for the presentation.) Throughout the presentation, the custodian will give explanations, examples and answer questions.
3. How long does the program last?
Generally, one to two hours.
4. Who should lead the Rosary?
If present, a member of the clergy. Otherwise, we suggest the host, someone of your choice or even the Fatima custodian.
5. Should I offer refreshments?
Although they are optional, most participants do welcome light refreshments. They offer an opportunity for further questions, conversation and a chance to meet people.
6. What do I need to set up for the visit?
For Our Lady’s statue, we will need a small sturdy table or stand about three feet high. The surface area need not be large. It should be placed in your home’s largest room. Flowers and/or candles add a nice touch but are optional. We will also need an extra table at the back of the room or in an adjacent area to display our beautiful religious articles and informative books.
7. Whom should I invite?
Please remember that this visit could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn more about Our Lady and Her Fatima message. Our Pilgrim Statue has a history of touching hearts, and we believe yours will prove no exception! You will want to share the blessings of Her presence with as many people as possible. We suggest you begin by checking the names listed in your personal address book. Invite your relatives, friends, neighbors, co-parishioners or prayer group members. Everyone is welcome.
8. What should I say to people when inviting them?
Here is an example of an introduction:
“Hello, . This is . I’m calling to share some exciting news with you. The America Needs Fatima Pilgrim Virgin Statue is coming to our home on (date) at (time). This is a unique opportunity, and I feel privileged to have this special statue in our home. There will be an audio-visual presentation on the Fatima message and recitation of the Rosary, as Our Lady requested. We would love to have you join us.
9. What do I do if things go wrong?
If anything changes or does not go as planned, do not hesitate to call our office at 1-888-460-7371. We will do all we can to accommodate.
10. Should I suggest a dress code for those I invite to Our Lady’s visit?
Yes. Modest attire is deeply appreciated. How many of us dress with care when preparing for a job interview? What about for Our Lady? This wonderful occasion ought to be approached with the respect and reverence due to the Mother of God. Keep in mind Jacinta’s warning, “Fashions will appear that will greatly offend Our Lord.”
P.S. If possible, please leave an open parking spot in front of your home for the Fatima custodian’s car.
DAILY QUOTE for July 20, 2019
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Apollinaris of Ravenna
In the Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort relates that a Dominican, Father Jean Amat, was once giving a Lenten Mission in the Kingdom of Aragon, Spain, when a young girl, possessed by the devil was brought to him.
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"In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph!"
Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917