Fatima Rosaries: June 13 and The Immaculate Heart of Mary

12 Jun


From May to October 1917, Mary, the Blessed Mother, appeared on the 13th of each month to three children near Fatima, Portugal.

During the June 13, 1917 appearance, Mary referred to her Immaculate Heart.  In her memoirs, Lucia, the oldest of the children, recalled that Mary said, “Are you suffering a great deal?  Don’t lose heart.  I will never forsake you.  My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God”.  *

Many rosaries honoring the Blessed Mother’s appearances at Fatima contain symbols of Mary’s Immaculate Heart.  The pictures above show Mary’s words on  the center medal and cross of the Fatima 100th Anniversary Rosary made by the Ghirelli Company of Italy.

To learn more about rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner.  This 152 page, hardcover reference book published by Schiffer Publishing has over 200 color photographs of rosaries, crosses, center medals, and crucifixes ranging from the Boxwood Rosary owned by England’s King Henry VIII to rosaries honoring Pope Francis.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, the Catholic Faith Store, and other book stores, religious article stores, and online vendors.

*M., Irmã,. (1976). Fatima in Lucia’s own words : Sister Lucia’s memoirs. Fatima, Portugal: Postulation Centre.


2 Responses to “Fatima Rosaries: June 13 and The Immaculate Heart of Mary”

  1. Mary June 12, 2017 at 2:51 PM #

    I love my Fatima rosary. It is soooo special and makes me feel close to God. Thanks for all you have done to promote the rosary in the world. You are doing a great deed for all mankind!!


    • rosarycollector June 12, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

      I’m glad you like the blog. I have enjoyed learning more about the Blessed Mother’s appearances in Fatima.


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