Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Fatima beckons

"Repent, do penance, pray...."

We leave, on Wednesday, for Fatima.

There we will join a small group of pilgrims led by an old and venerable priest; one who eschewed the Vatican II changes and carried on celebrating the Latin Mass.

from 1973 to within the past few years he travelled the country, bringing Mass and the Sacraments to the young, the old and the dying (especially dying priests).

He is, alongside Fr Hugh Thwaites, probably one of the most well known priests in England and Wales. But, he keeps a low profile.

We shall have daily Mass in the hotel chapel plus the Rosary and Benediction and all the prayers associated with Fatima.

All friends, readers, commentators and critics will be remembered in our prayers.

We will be in Fatima from 10th to 14th May - blogging may be sporadic; we shall also spend a little time in Lisbon.

Please pray for my niece, Mary, who is suffering from a serious brain tumour, thank you.


  1. Prayers for your niece Richard.Please say a prayer for me at Fatima.God Bless you and yours,and safe journey.

  2. Of course Sandy, you are on the list. Thank you.

  3. I will indeed. And please pray for my brother who is suffering from Alzheimer's.

  4. God Bless you on your trip to Fatima, Mr. Collins. And I will pray for your niece, Mary. +JMJ+

  5. I will certainly pray for your niece, and also for Mack's brother. Safe journey for your pilgrimage.

    God bless.
    Dorothy B

  6. Please pray that Ireland will be saved from the great evil that is about to be forced upon us - the legalisation of the intentional killing of a child in utero (at any age) if the mother otherwise threatens suicide, a charter for malicious baby-killing, and irrational, unjust and unconstitutional. The Government has declared war against the people of Ireland. Tyranny reigns.

  7. Prayers for your niece Mary and of course for a safe trip for you and your wife. Your prayers at Fatima will be much appreciated.
    God bless

  8. Thank you for your prayers Dorothy, Joyce, Clinton. Lynda, we will indeed include Ireland in our prayers.

  9. Richard,
    Prayers assured for your niece-hope you have a fruitful and spiritual pilgrimage and also a safe journey there and back. Please keep me in your prayers at the shrine as I really need them at the moment!

    God bless,


  10. I have written everyone's intention. I will pray each earnestly +

  11. Safe journey, sir. And thank you for asking for the prayers for your niece. That is one of the best things Catholic blogs are for.