Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima

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The feast of Our Lady of Fatima is this Wednesday, May 13. We welcome all brother Knights and their families to join in a prayer re-entrusting the Knights of Columbus to Our Lady of Fatima. Did you know that, according to past Supreme Knight Virgil Decant, it was a statue of Our Lady of Fatima that inspired the Knights’ first Marian Hour of Prayer?


Knights of Columbus Prayer of Entrustment to Our Lady of Fatima
Offered in Fatima, Portugal, by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori, March 16, 2015.

With filial love, we address you, O Mary, Our Lady of Fatima.

We, the family of the Knights of Columbus, come to this place hallowed by your apparitions a century ago, O woman clothed with the sun.

To you and to your maternal love we entrust our beloved Order.

Through you, O Mary, God’s only Son assumed our human nature so as to redeem us of our sins. Through your maternal love, Jesus entered the world to show us the Father’s love and to reveal fully our human dignity. Look upon us, O Mary. Pray for us sinners that we may open our hearts to the message of Fatima by turning from sin, doing penance and praying for peace in our troubled and violent world.

By your loving example and intercession, may we be confirmed in the Gospel principles of our Order.

O Mary — through whom Jesus, the very incarnation of the Father’s love, came into the world —
pray that we may be strengthened to live the principle of charity.

O Mary, through your Son the enmity of Satan was crushed, help us to live the principle of unity for the good of the Order, the Church and the world.

O Mary, whose love for your children is so evident in this holy place, help us to be strengthened in our fraternity in service to one and in service of all.

O Mary, assumed into heaven, pray that we may safely journey to our true homeland in heaven
by living the principle of patriotism and striving to build a civilization of love.

To you, O Mary, we entrust our Order — every Knight, every family member, every activity — that we may be pleasing in the sight of your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.