Anniversary of the First Apparition of "the Great Sign in heaven"* in Fatima, Portugal
Our Blessed Mother on this day, May 13, exactly 95 years ago - Her first apparition in Fatima, Portugal: "Are you willing to offer yourselves to God (cf., our post "'My Sacrifice and yours...'") to endure all the sufferings He may be pleased to send you, as both an act of reparation for the sins with which [God] is offended, and an act of supplication for the conversion of sinners? Well, then, you will have much to suffer. But the grace of God will be your comfort. Pray the Rosary everyday to obtain peace for the world..."
---* Cf., our post "The 'Great Sign in Heaven'"
The First Fatima "Message" and its import:
"Our Lady's First Fatima Message (I): Penitential Life in Union with the Crucified"
"Our Lady's First Fatima Message (II): Everyday Rosary to Obtain the Peace of God"