Today is also the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, on May 13, 1917, the date coincided with the feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament as well.
The image shown here is similar to the very first picture I saw of Our Lady of Fatima when I was little, and I was immediately attracted. It is one of my favorites. I soon learned about the apparitions, the children, and the message, taking to heart Our Lady's request to pray the rosary every day.
Pray for little children who suffer and for those who are abused, abandoned, or neglected - especially those who have no religion and do not know the love of God.
Love little children. Always show them patience and kindness and always make them feel protected and loved. Never make fun of them or be mean to them. Preserve them from vanity, impurity, greed and selfishness. Teach them devotion to Our Lady and Our Lord. Teach them how to pray the prayers of the rosary.
Blessed Francisco (9), Lucia (9), and Blessed Jacinta (7).