The event will be shown on Facebook via Live Streaming for our brothers and sisters who could not come due to their illness or location. Just follow the Facebook page of the Young Thomasian Professionals (click here).
The celebration is a project of the Santisimo Rosario Parish, headed by Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., and the UST Center for Campus Ministry, in cooperation with other parish and university groups, organizations, and offices.
As the first World War ravished Europe, on May 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary began a series of apparitions to three (3) little shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco in Cova da Iria, Fatima, Portugal. She brought messages from heaven, primarily calling on the world to abandon their sinfulness and return to God. She also gave prophecies on what would happen to the world: the coming of the Second World War, the spread of communism, the persecution of Christians, and an attempt on the life of the Pope. The Virgin Mary called on everyone to cling to the Rosary as a powerful means of fighting evil and sin.
She continued to appear to the children until October 13, 1917, when the Lady gave a sign for the world to believe: the miracle of the dancing sun, witnessed by thousands and covered by journalists.
The Church has duly investigated these apparitions and granted them approval. Popes themselves, such as St. John Paul II, have spoken favorably of the devotion to our Lady of Fatima.