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The Assembly for the World Union of Catholic Women Organizations will be held at Fatima, Portugal. NCCW will be represented by 22 women, including our President, Rebecca Woodhull, Immediate Past President, Patty Johnson, President-Elect, Sheila Hopkins and our Secretary, Carolyn Morrison. They leave Oct. 21st. There will be Catholic women from all over the world, as many as 50 countries, many from Africa. Please, keep all of them in your prayers for travel, safety and health
The Day The Sun Danced!
|What is the significance of Our Lady of Fatima? Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal. She told the children She had been sent by God to spread the news that Heaven would grant peace to all if Her requests for prayer, reparation and consecration were heard and obeyed.
Why are we celebrating Our Lady of Fatima now? The Miracle of the Sun, commonly referred to as the Day the Sun Danced, occurred just after midday on October 13, 1917, witnessed by 30,000 - 100,000 people in Fatima. The three children spread the news that at high noon, a great miracle would be performed in a field near Fatima. The people gathered and, after a period of rain, the sun appeared as a spinning disc in the sky. It was said to cast multicolored lights across the area, and careen toward the people in a zigzag pattern. Their previously wet clothes and the muddy ground around them suddenly dried. According to the three children, Our Lady performed the miracle "so that all could believe."
The visions of Fatima were officially declared "worthy of belief" in October, 1930. Five successive Popes have publicly approved of the apparitions and Her message. Saint Pope John Paul II went on Pilgrimage to Fatima twice.
NCCW History Book, The First 75 Years, now available. Click here for promotional flier and order form.
Photos of the NCCW Convention 2014 are available on CD for $15 with part of the proceeds going to NCCW.
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Press Release - October 1, 2014 - Convention Wrap-Up
We Are Called to Witness - A program of the National Council of Catholic Women designed to help members and affiliations discover and actively participate in sharing the Good News, the Joy of Jesus ---the New Evangelization! Presented at the 2014 NCCW Convention. Click here to download. There is also a promotional brochure avalaible.