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Churches across the Diocese of Charlotte held several special events Oct. 13 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearances in Fatima, Portugal – including Marian processions and Masses.

— Catholic News Herald

In Hendersonville, parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church welcomed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima for two Masses, after which they prayed the rosary. Photos by Paul Vincent Photography
In Hendersonville, parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church welcomed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima for two Masses, after which they prayed the rosary. Photos by Paul Vincent Photography
In Hendersonville, parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church welcomed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima for two Masses, after which they prayed the rosary. Photos by Paul Vincent Photography
In Hendersonville, parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church welcomed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima for two Masses, after which they prayed the rosary. Photos by Paul Vincent Photography
Parishioners of St. Aloysius Church in Hickory, with Father Larry LoMonaco, pastor, held a 150-foot rosary to form a “living bilingual rosary” Oct. 14 to commemorate the Fatima anniversary, despite the rain – which they called “tears of joy” as a blessing
Parishioners of St. Aloysius Church in Hickory, with Father Larry LoMonaco, pastor, held a 150-foot rosary to form a “living bilingual rosary” Oct. 14 to commemorate the Fatima anniversary, despite the rain – which they called “tears of joy” as a blessing
An evening bilingual Mass was offered Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Jefferson to honor the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to the shepherd children at Fatima. Photo by Patrick Hession, Catholic News Herald
An evening bilingual Mass was offered Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Jefferson to honor the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to the shepherd children at Fatima. Photo by Patrick Hession, Catholic News Herald
At Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensboro, parishioners and Father Paul Buchanan, pastor, welcomed the International Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima Oct. 6. Photos provided by Eileen Rohan
At Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensboro, parishioners and Father Paul Buchanan, pastor, welcomed the International Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima Oct. 6. Photos provided by Eileen Rohan
At Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensboro, parishioners and Father Paul Buchanan, pastor, welcomed the International Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima Oct. 6. Photos provided by Eileen Rohan
At Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensboro, parishioners and Father Paul Buchanan, pastor, welcomed the International Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima Oct. 6. Photos provided by Eileen Rohan
Students in all eight grades at Sacred Heart School prayed a “living rosary and laid flowers at the foot of a statue of Mary. Photo by Bill Washington, Catholic News Herald
Students in all eight grades at Sacred Heart School prayed a “living rosary and laid flowers at the foot of a statue of Mary. Photo by Bill Washington, Catholic News Herald
Father John Eckert, pastor, and Deacon Jim Mazur lead parishioners in a candlelight Marian procession on the grounds of Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury Oct. 13. Photo by Bill Washington, Catholic News Herald
Father John Eckert, pastor, and Deacon Jim Mazur lead parishioners in a candlelight Marian procession on the grounds of Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury Oct. 13. Photo by Bill Washington, Catholic News Herald
Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Mark Church in Huntersville Oct. 13 to welcome one of six Immaculate Heart of Mary statues blessed by Pope Francis.
Hundreds of parishioners gathered at St. Mark Church in Huntersville Oct. 13 to welcome one of six Immaculate Heart of Mary statues blessed by Pope Francis.
After they prayed the rosary, Mass was celebrated and people had the opportunity to consecrate themselves to the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary and be invested with the Brown Scapular
After they prayed the rosary, Mass was celebrated and people had the opportunity to consecrate themselves to the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary and be invested with the Brown Scapular
A candlelight procession around the church followed the evening Mass. Photos by John Cosmas, Catholic News Herald
A candlelight procession around the church followed the evening Mass. Photos by John Cosmas, Catholic News Herald
The pilgrim statue of Our Lady at St. Mark Church in Huntersville
The pilgrim statue of Our Lady at St. Mark Church in Huntersville
Parishioners at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte also gathered to honor Mary as part of church’s monthly Fatima processions on the 13th of every month. Photo by Megan Whiteside, Catholic News Herald
Parishioners at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte also gathered to honor Mary as part of church’s monthly Fatima processions on the 13th of every month. Photo by Megan Whiteside, Catholic News Herald
A father and son kneel in prayer before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima after a High Mass offered by Father Roger Arnsparger, pastor, at St. John the Baptist Church in Tryon. Photo by Giuliana Polinari Riley, Catholic News Herald
A father and son kneel in prayer before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima after a High Mass offered by Father Roger Arnsparger, pastor, at St. John the Baptist Church in Tryon. Photo by Giuliana Polinari Riley, Catholic News Herald
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