Monday, May 19, 2014

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

BEADS OF JOY 05-19-14
“Our Lady of Fatima Shrine”
©2014 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
My Friends,

Some pictures and tid-bits of our most recent visit to one of our most favorite places... In the past when we lived in Niagara Falls, New York, 6 miles from here -I use to spend an infinite amount of hours in prayer here: Praying, working, serving Mass (Eucharistic Minister), writing, taking pictures... I love this place beyond any explanation of how wonderful it feels to be here in prayer: Our priests: (Barnabite Brothers) -Fr. Julio Ciavaglia, CRSP –a blessed most insightful priest (who is dearly loved by many, including me) and Fr. Peter Calabrese CRSP –his wisdom and biblical knowledge is incredible (I admire him a great deal)… Check out his bible study.

Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

1023 Swann Rd.: Lewiston, NY

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 167

Youngstown, NY 14174-0167

Phone: 716-754-7489

Fax: 716-754-9130
“Since 1954, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to thousands who visit the unique buildings and grounds each year. The magnificence and natural beauty of the Shrine is highlighted by an awe-inspiring Dome Basilica covered with two layers of glass and Plexiglas, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere of the globe. The impressive approach to the Basilica is down the Avenue of the Saints (over one hundred life-size marble statues represent Saints from every race and walk of life) and around the serenity of the Rosary Pool. Two flights of stairs, with 63 steps, lead to the top of the Dome, where, in graceful majesty, stands a huge statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The statue, carved from Vermont granite, is 13 feet high and weighs ten tons. From the top of the Dome, visitors can view the entire Shrine grounds and surrounding countryside.” ~straight from the website:

Come PRAY THE ROSARY with us every evening Monday through Friday 9pm EST with our
"Our Lady's Rosary Text Vigil Group"

Invitations posted daily… and throughout the evening…
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

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