WAF Pledges placed at the Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima

On November 6th2014, the International Secretariat of the World Apostolate of Fatima joined the pilgrimage group from WAF-USA for Holy Mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima. The purpose was to pray and place the signed Pledges of WAF new members at the site of the Apparitions, a practice that exists since the beginning of the organization.

At the beginning of Holy Mass, officiated by Rev. Fr.Joshua Caswell, SJC, a couple ofpeople from the pilgrimage group carried in procession various baskets full of prayer petitions brought from America and placed them at the exact spot where Our Lady appeared in 1917. Ana Reis, from the International Secretariat, also joined the procession and carried a basket with the WAF signed

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Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements in Rome

The Pontifical Council for the Laity is organizing its third world congress of ecclesial movements and new communities, from November 20 to 22. Titled “The joy of the Gospel: a missionary joy…” (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 21) the meeting is to take place at the International Pontifical College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, in Rome.

The Council for the Laity has invited members of large, officially recognized international associations and others involved “in ongoing dialogue” with the Dicastery to participate. The World Apostolate of Fatima, one of the international associations under the Council for the

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Marian Conference in Florida

The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA co-sponsored a Marian Eucharistic Conference on Our Lady of Fatima, on May 16-18, 2014 at Ave Maria University, in Naples, Florida.

The conference brought together Marian devotees and several guest speakers that presented the relevance of the Fatima message for the Church and the world. Speakers included Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Sister Angela Coelho, Postulator for the canonization of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto; Tony Thomas, member of the Pontifical Marian Academy and Nuno Prazeres, Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima international Secretariat.  The Sanctuary of Fatima in Portugal was also represented by his

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WAF National Conference in Slovakia

On May 3, 2014, the World Apostolate of Fatima in Slovakia held its first national conference, in the diocese of Žilina, here the movement has its official national seat. 

The conference was attended by one hundred delegates, members of the Fatima Apostolate from 56 parishes and also 22 invited guests. Among them, there were Nuno Prazeres and Ana Reis, the WAF International Secretaries that travelled from Fatima and offered a wonderful presentation to all by sharing their family stories from the time of the Apparitions. During the event, the Episcopal Decrees of nomination for the members of the Board of Directors of the WAF in Slovakia (Josef Mikloško, Ladislav Štefanec, Mária Kovacsova and Stanislav Pápez) were handed solemnly to them. The

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Meeting of the WAF Board of Trustees in Czech Republic

From April 29 to Mai 2, 2014, the International Board of Trustees and the Secretariat of the World Apostolate of Fatima met at the WAF National center in Koclirov, Czech Republic.

During the meeting, this year dedicated to St. John Paul II, the Board discussed and finalized a three year Strategic Plan for the International WAF, leading up to the  Fatima Centennial in 2017. Apart from the working sessions, there was time for prayer and for meeting with H. E. Bishop Jan Vokál, the ordinary of the diocese and other representative of the Fatima Apostolate in the country.