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February 20

Lent 2018

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent


Today we read about Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta Marto, two of the three Fatima visionaries.


"No other creature ever basked in the light of God's face as did Mary; she in turn gave a human face to the Son of the eternal Father. Now we can contemplate her in the succession of joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious moments of her life, which we revisit in our recitation of the rosary. With Christ and Mary, we abide in God."

—Pope Francis, Blessing of the Candles, Chapel of Apparitions, Fatima, May 12, 2017

African American praying the rosary


Reflect on the Five Sorrowful Mysteries as you pray the Rosary today.


As part of your prayer of the Rosary today, say this prayer in between each decade. It was requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima. "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy." 



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