100-year observance of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima
by Paul Braun | New Earth
This Enthronement certificate will be available
to those who wish to enthrone their home and family to the Sacred Heart of
Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Certificates and prayer booklets will be
available through local parishes or the diocesan office.
On May 13, 2017, the world faithful will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, where Mary appeared to three young children at Fatima, Portugal. Millions have made the pilgrimage over the years to Fatima to honor and venerate our Mother, but millions more have never had the opportunity. Now there is something Bishop Folda is encouraging all families to do this year to honor both Mary and her divine son, Jesus.
The World Apostolate of Fatima, founded in 1947, is an organization commissioned by the Vatican dedicated to help people learn, live and spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima. Since 1993, the organization has been encouraging home enthronement, and has developed a certificate and prayer booklet to help families consecrate their homes.
When Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta saw Our Lady, she informed them that in order to prevent future war, she asks for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. Jacinta, before she died, told Lucia to “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 to be venerated at his side.”
Since this command has been handed down to all the faithful, any family may request the certificate and prayer booklet. The Enthronement begins in the home itself, in the presence of a priest or deacon. The family publically and solemnly acknowledges that Christ is the King of the home. The certificates are printed on card stock and are suitable for framing, to be shown in a place of honor. The booklets are easy to read and follow, so the entire family may take part in the ceremony.
Individuals who wish to receive a certificate and booklets should first contact their local parish to make the request. They may also contact the diocesan offices at (701) 356-7900 to request copies if none are available through their local parish. A small fee will be charged to offset printing costs.
These links will lead you to PDF files for the certificates and booklets as well.