Our Lady of Fatima honoured at Xellim
The Miracle of the Sun, also known as the Miracle of
Fátima, is a series of events reported to have
occurred miraculously on 13 October 1917, attended
by a large crowd who had gathered in Fátima,
Portugal, in response to a prophecy made by three
shepherd children, Lucia Santos and Francisco and
Jacinta Marto. The prophecy was that the Virgin Mary
would appear and perform miracles on that date.
To mark this event, on October 13,
2021 the Chaplain, Confraria community in
collaboration with St Sebastian Church, Loliem
Parish organised a procession after the Eucharistic
celebration. The procession commenced at 6-00 pm and
concluded at 10-00 pm. During the procession, the
faithful devoutly prayed the Rosary and sang hymns
in honour of our Lady. The response of the people
was very positive as the image of our Lady of Fatima
went in procession. The People on the way honoured
Mary by lighting the candles and offering incense.
After the procession the solemn blessing was given
to the devotees of Mary. It was a moment of
happiness to see even the non-Christian brethren
were present outside their houses and received
blessings from Mary.
The Confraria and the Loliem Parish faithful
immensely thank the maternal protection of Blessed
Virgin Mary and thank the Lord for the numerous
blessings that they have received through the
intercession of Mary.