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The World Apostolate of Fatima in England and Wales are organising an October Rosary Campaign as a follow up to the very successful visitation of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco, to many dioceses and cathedrals around the country last year.

  Since then, a special Centennial Rosary to match the Centennial Crown for the statue has been donated to the World Apostolate of Fatima by Mr Jorge Leitao, whose jewellery firm were responsible for the original crown for the first Fatima statue.

  So we would like to celebrate October, as the Month of the Rosary, by inviting parishes, groups, families and individuals in England and Wales to pray the Rosary during the month of October.

  The success of the Rosary on the Coast initiative last April is a sign that people are interested in Marian devotion, do want to pray the Rosary and realise its importance.  The organisers estimate that some 45,000 people took part in around 400 locations.

  And likewise, the Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage, from 2018 to 2020, when there will be visitations to the cathedrals of England of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, is another very important initiative, which will lead up to our Bishops renewing the dedication of the country to Our Lady as her Dowry.

  So the World Apostolate of Fatima England and Wales wants to play its part in this Marian renewal by focusing on October as the month of the Rosary.

Oliver Abasolo, the acting World Apostolate of Fatima National President, holds the new Centennial Rosary, with Fr Jason Jones, WAF National Spiritual Director (left), and Mr Jorge Leitão (right), in Fatima

  Further information, including posters and flyers, is available on the World Apostolate of Fatima website at: https://worldfatima-englandwales.org.uk/october-2018-rosary-campaign-2/.