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100th anniversary of Fatima

3:19 PM  Jun 26th, 2017
by Gita Balakrishnan

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Fatima, the event commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary appearing monthly to three shepherd children in the village of Fatima in Portugal from May 13, 1917 to Oct. 13, 1917.

In the famous three secrets that were revealed to the children at Fatima, the Blessed Virgin Mary predicted many of the wars, conflicts, and martyrdoms of the twentieth century.

The University’s Roesch Library has an exhibit on display now until Aug. 20 on Fatima which shows the many collection materials held by the Marian Library.  On display include items such as books, periodicals, pamphlets, photographs, films, rosaries, medals and statues.

Brother Andrew Kosmowski S.M., a librarian at the Marian Library, hopes visitors to the exhibit will get a better understanding of the influence of the Marian apparition and the importance of prayer — a central theme in Mother Mary’s message to the children.  He also hopes visitors can appreciate the library’s collections.

“We are showing the breadth of what we have here. I hope visitors will get a better sense of what our collections are about and see actually how many items we do have here in our library,” he said.

For more information on the exhibit, please click here.

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