Festa dos Pastorinhos

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16, February, 2020Posted by :Yuresha Perumal(0)Comments

Saint Francisco de Jesus Marto (11 June 1908 – 4 April 1919), his sister Saint Jacinta de Jesus Marto (11 March 1910 – 20 February 1920) and their cousin Lúcia dos Santos (1907–2005) were children from Aljustrel, a small hamlet near Fátima, Portugal, who witnessed three apparitions of the Angel of Peace in 1916 and several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria in 1917. The title Our Lady of Fátima was given to the Virgin Mary as a result, and the Sanctuary of Fátima became a major centre of world Christian pilgrimage.

The two Marto children were solemnly canonized by Pope Francis at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, in Portugal on 13 May 2017, the first centennial of the first Apparition of Our Lady of Fátima. They are among the youngest Catholic saints, with Jacinta being the youngest saint who did not die a martyr. In 1920, shortly before her death at age nine, Jacinta Marto reportedly discussed the Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary with a then 12-year-old Lúcia dos Santos and said:

When you are to say this, don’t go and hide. Tell everybody that God grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that people are to ask her for them; and that the Heart of Jesus wants the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be venerated at his side. Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God entrusted it to her.

23 de fevereiro – Festa dos Pastorinhos: celebraremos a festa dos Pastorinhos, St. Jacinta e St. Fransisco, com procissão e Missa as 12h00 e uma pequena festa. Procuramos doações de comida (Galinha, Espetada, etc.), bebidas, bolos ou qualquer patrocínio para esta ocasião. Também estamos procurando voluntários para este dia. Por favor, tome nota que não haverá missa às 08h00 neste dia.

 

Source – Wikipedia

Photograph of Francisco and Jacinta in 1917

 

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