Our Lady of Fatima is a Catholic title for Mary, mother of Jesus, based on the Marian apparitions in Fátima, Portugal in 1917. Three shepherd children saw the apparitions: Lucia dos Santos (aged 9) and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. During the six apparitions, Our Lady revealed three prophetic “secrets”, asked for reparation to be made for sins committed against her Immaculate Heart, and declared that “My Immaculate Heart will triumph”. The event quickly made Fátima a significant pilgrimage center, with two million pilgrims visiting the site in the decade following the events of 1917.
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina is a parish that is a thriving example of the New Evangelization. The church offers Mass times daily from Monday to Friday at 8:30 am and noon, and on Saturdays at 8:30 am. Confessions are heard in the church on Wednesdays during the Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration from 5 to 6 pm, on Saturdays from 3.30 to 4.30 pm, and anytime by appointment. The Liturgy of the Hours is also offered at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, and there is an eBulletin available for those who wish to stay up-to-date with news from the church.
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