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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Portuguese bishops consecrated Portugal to the Immaculate Heart of Mary



* February 13 – Queen of Apostles (Italy, 1647) – Death of Sister Lucia of Fatima (2005)  * Portuguese bishops consecrated Portugal to the Immaculate Heart of Mary  ----- A Moment with Mary --

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February 13 – Queen of Apostles (Italy, 1647) – Death of Sister Lucia of Fatima (2005) 

Portuguese bishops consecrated Portugal to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 


After the sign in the sky given on the night of January 26, 1938, Sister Lucia, the visionary of the Virgin of Fatima, understood that the war announced by Our Lady in her message of July 13, 1917, was near. On several occasions, she informed the Bishop of Leiria, Reverend Bishop da Silva.

In particular, on February 6, 1939, seven months before the formal declaration of war, Sister Lucia wrote to him to tell him of the imminence of war. And she added a crucial point—Portugal would be spared because of the national consecration made by all the bishops to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 13, 1931. This special consecration of Portugal had been renewed on May 13, 1938.

Sister Lucia’s prediction was fulfilled to the letter. No Portuguese soldiers took part in WWII and no foreign army ever occupied Portugal, even temporarily. While all of Europe experienced five years of total war, only Portugal enjoyed uninterrupted peace.

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Sr. Lucia with Dom Jose Alves Correia da Silva, the Bishop of Leiria, in 1946