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Rosary at Vatican, October 13

Update: October 14

The Fatima Center held its Rosary at the Vatican on October 13.

Under Our Lady’s banner, we gathered in St. Peter Square to mark the 98th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, and to pray for the Ordinary Synod on the Family now underway in Rome.

Father Linus Popian, long-time friend of Father Gruner, led the 15 decades of the Rosary, as well as the Fatima Ave Hymn at the end. Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, another long-time friend of the Fatima Center, who spoke at out Bishops conference in Mexico in 1994, also joined us at the Vatican in prayer.

The Fatima Center’s Lenny Cecere said, “We are holding this prayer vigil to honor the 98th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. We gather here together today to also pray for the Synod now in its second week. We pray the men at this Synod follow Catholic dogma and do not violate magisterial teaching and genuine Catholic practice.”

Joanna Swords, head of our Volunteer Department, said we conduct this Rosary vigil “to defeat the enemies within the Church, to persevere and defend the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His rights. And of course, we pray that the Pope will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart in compliance with Our Lady of Fatima’s requests, which will bring about a period of peace in the Church and the world.”

As we prayed our Rosary, various people walking through St. Peter’s square would gravitate toward our group. Some ended up staying for the entire Rosary, others prayed with us for a time and then moved on.

While in Rome, the Fatima Center also conducted daily processions of Our Lady of Fatima through the streets, and have distributed thousands of our leaflets about the Synod, “A Quick Q & A: Synod Drama” and “Gender Theory and the Threat to Civilization.”

Prior to the prayer vigil, we had asked our friends to join us in prayer at the same time we would pray our Rosary in Rome. We thank our friends for their support, and urge everyone to continue to pray the Rosary each day in obedience to Our lady of Fatima. Please offer your Rosaries too for our beleaguered Church.