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Miraculous Medal Shrine to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions with Special Presentation:

 “Fatima and the Miraculous Medal: Prayer as the Power for Peace”  Fr. Michael Callaghan, CM

Fr. Callaghanhttps://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/772989ad-4a87-4dae-b4fd-e6839bd8ab60Germantown, Philadelphia, PA – March 30, 2017 – In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Fr. Michael Callaghan, CM, Associate Director of the Miraculous Medal Shrine, will speak on “Fatima and the Miraculous Medal: Prayer as the Power for Peace” May 13 at 7pm at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia. Fr. Callaghan’s talk will explore the connection between the two apparitions, which deliver important messages to humanity.

“Both the Miraculous Medal and the Rosary are special gifts from the Mother of God,” said Fr. Callaghan. “The Medal and the Rosary light the way and lighten the burden in this valley of tears. Mary’s messages at the Rue de Bac and Fatima begin the healing process for a troubled world: work for peace, pray for peace, live in peace.”

Following Fr. Callaghan’s talk will be refreshments in the lower Shrine area; there is no cost to attend.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to gain a plenary indulgence through veneration of an image of Our Lady of Fatima that day. Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions from November 27, 2016 to November 26, 2017. In addition to venerating the image, conditions for obtaining the indulgence include: attendance of the talk, and praying the Our Father and the Creed, and invoking Our Lady of Fatima, as well as the usual requirements: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, and complete detachment from all sin, even venial sin. Reception of a plenary indulgence grants the remission of all temporal punishment due to sin, and the faithful can obtain partial or plenary indulgences for themselves, or apply them to the deceased.

For more information about the plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100thanniversary of the Fatima apparitions, click here. [https://wafusa.org/pope-francis-grants-plenary-indulgence-for-jubilee-year-of-fatima/.]

Fr. Callaghan’s presentation is part of The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal’s Speaker Series, which presents noteworthy Catholic speakers throughout the year to inspire people in their Faith and in their Devotion to the Blessed Mother. One upcoming speaker will be Bill Donaghy, internationally known speaker for the Theology of the Body Institute, who will speak in September.

For more information about upcoming events at the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal and the Miraculous Medal Shrine, please visit www.MiraculousMedal.org.

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The Miraculous Medal Shrine, home of the Miraculous Medal Monday Novena, welcomes all visitors to our beautiful Shrine, located in the heart of Philadelphia. The Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal provides a sanctuary for prayer, meditation, and pilgrimage to God and to The Blessed Virgin Mary. Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy our Museum’s historical collection of Marian and religious artwork. The Shrine and Museum are run under the auspices of the Vincentian Community and The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal.

For over 100 years, The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) has dedicated itself to spreading devotion to Mary Immaculate and her Miraculous Medal. CAMM also supports the formation and education of seminarians, provides care to the aged and infirm Priests and Brothers of the Vincentians’ Eastern Province, and supports programs that assist the poor.