Join us for a virtual pilgrimage to Fátima on May 13
Facebook Premiere event to unite the world in prayer
on one of the Catholic Church’s most important feast days
The May 13 Feast Day of Our Lady of Fátima will be held without the faithful this year at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, Portugal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But people across the globe have a unique opportunity to still celebrate the feast day by participating in “Together in Spirit,” a virtual pilgrimage to Fatima, hosted by the World Apostolate of Fatima/USA and FATIMA the movie via the FATIMA Facebook page at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT Wednesday, May 13.
“This beautiful short program, streamed over Facebook Premiere, gives viewers a unique way to experience the power of the story of Our Lady of Fátima, told through exclusive footage from our new film FATIMA,” says Bob Berney, Picturehouse’s CEO. “They’ll also hear messages from the Rector of the Shrine of Fátima and David Carollo, executive director of the World Apostolate of Fátima USA, as well as experience a moving homage to pilgrimages past, over the last 100 years.
Watch and share this video https://youtu.be/Q-FJycKeix8 to encourage others to come “Together in Spirit” on May 13.
“In some ways, our current situation may create a larger surge of virtual visitors, surpassing the traditional way of pilgrimage to Fátima, Portugal,” said Dave Corollo, executive director of the World Apostolate of Fatima. “Heaven operates outside of space and time and has no limits. I encourage everyone to join us and to share your petitions. Invite your family. Invite your friends. Tell someone who needs a message of peace, hope and love.”
About the movie FATIMA
In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of a world yearning for peace. Based on real-life events and starring Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”), Goran Višnjić (Beginners), Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate) and Lúcia Moniz (Love, Actually), with Sônia Braga (Aquarius) and Harvey Keitel (The Piano, The Irishman), FATIMA is an uplifting story about the power of faith.