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The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown hosted its Fatima Day celebration Sept. 13 as Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, celebrated a Mass and preached the homily.
At 7 p.m. every 13th day of the month from May to October, the shrine hosts a Fatima Day Mass in the lower chapel followed by the Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. A candlelight procession follows the Mass, with attendees walking the shrine’s grounds and the Rosary Garden, reciting the mysteries of the rosary and singing hymns of praise.
The procession concludes with prayers of reparation and the Fatima prayer at the outdoor Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima on the Czestochowa grounds.
Father Pavone’s homily (listen to an audio file here) was a poignant reminder of God’s merciful love for sinners and Our Lady of Fatima’s motherly guidance.