100th Anniversary of Fatima in the Diocese
Information on Fatima
Homily which Bishop Folda gave on May 13th, 2017, the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparition in Fatima.
Information on enthronement the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart
Consecration of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Consecration of the Diocese of Fargo
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Most Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother and our Queen,
on this the 100th anniversary of your apparitions at Fatima,
we consecrate and entrust all the peoples and parishes of the Diocese of Fargo
to your Immaculate Heart.
Protect our bishop and all the priests and deacons who minister to us.
Protect the consecrated religious who serve and pray for us.
Protect families, the unborn, the elderly, the disabled and all of the faithful.
Bring peace to our homes, to our nation, and to our world.
Draw forth the precious gift of many vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
O Mary, lead us closer to Jesus, your Son.
Look with pity upon sinners, the tempted, the sick, the poor, and all in need.
Draw all indifferent and straying souls back to your Son.
Make us fit instruments in your immaculate and merciful hands for the sanctification of all
peoples and the glorification of God.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother and our Patroness, we thank you and honor you.
Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the will of your Divine Son,
we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.
On May 13 –14, Bishop Folda was joined by the priests of the diocese in offering a prayer of Consecration of the Diocese of Fargo to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The prayer is reproduced to the right, and is also available as a printable document (PDF).
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima
Fr. Peter Anderl, pastor and Spiritual Director for the World Apostolate of Fatima, and Fr. Andrew Jasinski, Chancellor of the Diocese of Fargo, will lead pilgrims from the Diocese of Fargo to Rome, Assisi and Fatima, for an incredible experience of grace October 2-14, 2017, commemorating the apparitions of Our Lady and the “Miracle of the Sun” which occurred in Fatima 100 years ago. For more information see the pilgrimage brochure. (The pilgrimage is full and additional registrations are not being accepted.)
Pilgrim Virgin Statue
The Diocese of Fargo had the unique honor and privilege of hosting the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima. It was at the following locations throughout the diocese:
- June 11: St. Anthony’s, Mooreton
- June 12: Sts. Anne and Joachim, Fargo
- June 13: St. Michael’s, Grand Forks
- June 14: St. Joseph’s, Devils Lake
- June 15: St. James Basilica, Jamestown
The statue was sculpted in 1946 in the image of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which is based on the likeness
described by Sister Lucia, one of the three children to whom the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in 1917. It has toured all over the
world. For information on the statue itself visit www.pilgrimvirginstatue.com.