WAF Southwark Quarterly Assembly

WAF Southwark Quarterly Assembly
Sing praise to our God, all you who fear God, both small and great, for now salvation and strength have come, and the power of his Christ, Alleluia.”
Greetings to you and your families in this season of Easter and in this Jubilee Year of Mercy!
Thank you for signing up to receive news updates about the WAF and/or becoming part of Our Lady’s apostolate, especially in your respective parishes and in the Archdiocese of Southwark!
It has been agreed with our spiritual adviser, Rev Fr Philip de Freitas, for all of those interested to gather in a Quarterly Assembly, which will both be devotion and formation (with a service meeting).
The first one will be on Saturday, 14th of May 2016, from 10 am until 7 pm at Our Lady and St Peter Catholic Church with the following address:
             15 Victoria Drive
             Wimbledon Common
             SW19 6AD
The day’s programme will be as follows:
10 am – Registration and coffee
1030 am – Holy rosary
11 am – Session 1: Plenary/talk
12 pm – Lunch (bring your own provision)
130 pm – Marian hymn teaching
2 pm – Session 2: Talk
3 pm – Divine Mercy chaplet
315 pm – Afternoon tea
345 pm – Service meeting/action planning
445 pm – Holy hour/exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/confession/benediction
545 pm – Preparation for Holy Mass
6 pm – Holy Mass (with people of the parish)
The future dates of the quarterly assembly will be as follows:
20 August 2016
19 November 2016
The National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco will be present at all quarterly assemblies. 
If you can come, please email back to reserve a place for you, not later than Saturday, 30 April 2016. The day will be free but monetary donations to the parish are welcomed.
Thank you very much indeed! Hope to see you on Saturday, 14th of May 2016, from 10 am until 7 pm. God bless and Ave Maria!

Novena to Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Novena to Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, whose feast day is 20 February.


Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly with all the powers of my soul, and I thank You for the apparitions of the most Holy Virgin in Fatima which have made manifest to the world the treasures of the her Immaculate Heart. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary I implore You, if it should be for Your greater glory and the good of our souls to glorify in the sight of Your Holy Church Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta attaining for us, through their intercession, the grace we now implore… mention your intentions …Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be…

Our Lady of Fatima…Pray for us.
Blessed Jacinta Marto…Pray for us.
Blessed Francisco Marto…Pray for us.

Litany of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us

God the Father, Creator of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of mankind, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Perfection of those who are chosen, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Immaculate heart of Mary, pray for us.

Francisco and Jacinta, children blessed by God, pray for us.
Children so dear to the Heart of Our Lady, pray for us.
Children so loved by all of us, pray for us.

Little Shepherds, in admiration of the glories of creation…
Little Shepherds, gazing in wonder at the starry sky…
Little Shepherds, fondling your furry white lambs…
Little Shepherds, with your clear innocent gaze…
Little Shepherds, with your angelic smile…
Little Shepherds, with your pure soul…

Hearts enchanted by beauty, pray for us.
Hearts yearning for truth…
Hearts overflowing with love…
Amazing wonders of prayer…
Wells brimming over with sacrifices…
Children totally committed and ready for martyrdom…

Francisco, seeker of peace and contemplation, pray for us.
You who would console God…
You who died smiling…

Jacinta, faithful helpmate of the Holy Father, pray for us.
You, the apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary…
You, the friend of sinners…

You two, who enjoyed the company of angels, pray for us.
Confidantes of our Lady…
Living witnesses of her Message…
You who loved God so deeply…
Watchers beside the Hidden Jesus…
Adorers of the Most Blessed Trinity…
Stars of light for all human beings…
Burning Bushes of the Most High…
Flames of love for all eternity…

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, forgive us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Let us pray: O God who granted to our two little Shepherds the grace to become little burning bushes on fire with love for the Holy Father and for sinners, and burning with love for Our Lady and the “hidden” Jesus, grant that we, too, may be other Franciscos and other Jacintas, so that we, too, may burn with the same love and, with them, all meet together again in Heaven around Our Lady in adoration of the Blessed Trinity. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.

13 October 1917 – The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima

Today is the 98th anniversary of the amazing Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.

While the children saw various apparitions of Jesus, Mary and St Joseph, the crowd of at least 70,000, saw sun gyrate in the sky for about ten minutes, sending out shafts of multi-coloured light, before seeming to plunge towards the earth.

Many in the crowd thought it was the end of the world, but the sun then resumed its normal appearance and place in the heavens.

Other people witnessed the solar miracle from a distance thus ruling out the possibility of any type of collective hallucination.

When the sun resumed its normal place in the sky, “everyone noticed that their clothes and the entire Cova da Iria were completely dry.”  (Francis Johnston, Fatima the Great Sign, p. 52).

For more details see: http://www.worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk/miracle.html

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