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Friday, December 8, 2017

our lady of fatima

The story begins in the village of Fatima, Portugal, on May 13, 1917. On that fateful day near that tiny village, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, appeared to three young peasant children: Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia; ages 10, 9 and 7. As was the custom, these youngsters were tending their family’s sheep when “a Lady all in white, more brilliant than the sun… indescribably beautiful,” standing above a bush, appeared to the youngsters.

Yesterday at our church in Georgetown, TX, the Lady of Fatima statue came through on it's US tour for the day. I have been looking forward to this for months! The statue arrived at 8am and left at 8:30pm. I attended the noon mass and I cannot tell you how incredibly surprised I was to see how many people were there. I try to attend mass at least a couple of time during the week and there are usually about 25-30 people. This mass had more people then one of our Christmas services. It was insane...and beautiful.

I wasn't going to take my kids out of school for the Mass but I knew this might be their only opportunity in their life to see this statue so after school and dance we headed over to the church to pray at our Mother's feet.


On the way there I told them the story and the boys were very intrigued. Once there Aiden went straight to the alter and kneeled and prayed.


It was such a special moment. We didn't stay long because Amelia was starving and after her reminding me for the 50th time I figured it was time to go so others could pray in quiet 😉 As we walked outside we were very surprised to see it was snowing! Like really snowing!!!!


C'mon kids I know you are freezing but we have to document this!!!!!


We haven't seen snow in our area in 7 years so this was so exciting. Aiden thinks someone prayed to Our Lady for snow because in his eyes this was a MIRACLE! Not a miracle...that none of it really stuck and they are in school today 😀

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