What is it?
A World Apostolate of Fatima Prayer Cell (Cell Hour of Holiness) is a weekly or monthly spiritual gathering for small prayer groups before the Blessed Sacrament or in a home. Members endeavour to grow in holiness by responding to Our Lady of Fatima’s requests for prayer, penance and sacrifice in a spirit of reparation.
It may be said that the first prayer cell started with Our Lady and the three children at Fatima. During her six apparitions at Fatima in 1917, Our Lady and the children prayed together.
Why are they called “Cells”?
Just as the cells in a body divide and grow, a prayer group should do the same after there are between eight and nine members. Part of the group splits and forms a new prayer cell.
How may I join?
If there is an established World Apostolate of Fatima Prayer Cell in your parish or in a nearby home, you can join it. If not, please contact your diocesan division of the Word Apostolate of Fatima and inquire about the location of prayer cells in your diocese. If a diocesan division does not exist, contact the national centre. Interest others in participating in a prayer cell. By all means approach your pastor, show him the ten-point program and explain your reason for wanting to pray in a group. If you cannot obtain permission to meet in a church, begin a prayer cell in your home. Just one or two more with you is sufficient to form a prayer cell.