Most holy Virgin, who hast deigned to come to Fatima, to reveal the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, that meditating on the Mysteries of Our Redemption recalled therein, we may obtain the conversion of Russia. And (here name other favors you are praying for); which we ask you in this Novena, for greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls. Amen.
My parish has a traveling Our Lady of Fatima statue and this week it is our turn to have her in our home, which fits perfectly with today's feast day.
Yesterday, the kids watched The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima. It was part of the bag of prayers and rosaries and aids that travel along with the statue. The kids enjoyed the show.
I am putting into place something that has been on my wish list for a few years. Each month on the 13th the kids and I are going to specifically remember the events of Fatima, pray specifically for world peace on that day, learn a new prayer given to us by Mary during those visitations, and do a little something special. In October, we will do something a little bigger to wrap up the story of Fatima.
We are praying a Rosary decade daily. Today we added the Rosary Decade Prayer that the prayer book we were using does not include:
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.
We were going to color a page (like this one) but Mr. A spiked another fever, the day turned out middle-of-the-summer hot, and we just vegged. Hey, it was a birthday present to myself. :)