October 6, 2009 // Uncategorized

World Fatima apostolate calls for 100 million prayers for life, peace

WASHINGTON, N.J. (CNS) — The World Apostolate of Fatima/Blue Army USA hopes to inspire 100 million prayers for life and peace on Worldwide Fatima Sanctity of Life Day Oct. 18.

Catholics are being asked to pray the rosary and non-Catholics to pray as they are accustomed for 20 minutes to mark the day.

Participants will pray through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima for an end to war, abortion, terrorism, genocide, child slavery, assisted suicide and all other instances where death is chosen as a solution to world problems.

“The message of Fatima was meant not just for Catholics, but for all people and for all time,” said Michael La Corte, executive director of the World Apostolate of Fatima. “At Fatima we were taught that we must sin less and repair the damage sin causes through acts of reparation and devotion, or the result will be souls lost to hell and wars so bad that nations will be annihilated.”

Prayer events will be held around the world, with events at the main prayer center at the Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Washington, N.J., being broadcast live by the Eternal Word Television Network.

Trinitarian Father Clement Machado and Father Andrew Apostoli of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will speak at the main prayer center about the heightened significance of the Fatima message in today’s world. Other events at the prayer center will include a rosary walk and candlelight procession, Mass and entertainment by Catholic musician Tony Melendez and his band.

Participants in Worldwide Fatima Sanctity of Life Day are asked to register their prayers online at www.wafusa.com.

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