Monday, May 10, 2010
CatholicTV to Air Pope’s Visit to Fatima, Former Site of ‘Miracle of the Sun’
From May 11-14, CatholicTV will air coverage of Pope Benedict’s visit to Fatima, and the surrounding areas of Portugal. Our Lady of Fatima’s feast day is on May 13th.
The Pope will visit Fatima 93 years after the “Miracle of the Sun” where tens of thousands of onlookers in Fatima witnessed the sun moving about in the sky as though it were “dancing” and radiating unusual colors. During the apparition people were asked to pray for peace and reconciliation for our world.
Two of the child visionaries of Fatima have already been beatified. They are Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco Marto- poor shepherd children from Fatima.
The television schedule along with air times is listed below (all time are Eastern):
May 11 Mass in the “Terreiro do Paço” (Lisbon) 8 p.m.
May 12 Visit to the Chapel of Apparitions with vespers and rosary 8 p.m.
May 13 Mass on the Esplanade of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima Noon and 8 p.m.
May 14 Mass at Av. dos Aliados Square (Porto) Noon and 8 p.m.