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Photo book about Fatima anniversary

A book about the Vermont celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, is dedicated to the late Roland and Clairette Berard, longtime active members. Mrs. Berard is shown here next to a picture of Our Lady of Fatima and the three children to whom she appeared. (Vermont Catholic/Cori Fugere Urban) A book about the Vermont celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, is dedicated to the late Roland and Clairette Berard, longtime active members. Mrs. Berard is shown here next to a picture of Our Lady of Fatima and the three children to whom she appeared.
As a way to keep alive the memory of the Vermont celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, the Burlington Diocesan Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army) has produced a commemorative book with photographs of events throughout the statewide Diocese.
 
It is dedicated to the late Roland and Clairette Berard, longtime active members.
 
“If this book were not done, this tour would fade into the distant past and be gone very quickly,” commented Richard A. Gravelin of St. John Vianney Parish in South Burlington, former interim secretary and current president. “Having this little book as a remembrance will help keep this work alive a little longer.”
 
To celebrate the centennial, the Burlington World Apostolate of Fatima spread the message of peace, reconciliation and reparation throughout the state with a series of  events focusing on Our Lady.
 
The state statue of Our Lady of Fatima was brought to more than a half dozen parishes beginning in May at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Wilmington and concluding in October at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Burlington.
 
“We believe that Our Lady is with us in helping her to spread the message for peace, and that God will grant the grace of conversion to sinners,” Gravelin said.
 
He is gathering photos people took on the tour as well as critical documents from the planning and implementation. He hopes to have 60 books published through an on-line publisher.
 
The book includes copy and about 60 or 70 color photos including photos of churches, windows, Marian processions with people, celebrants and priests.
 
For more information about the book, call is 802-862-2240. A PDF version can be downloaded from the attachment below.
 
Last modified onFriday, 17 November 2017 12:02
Cori Fugere Urban

Cori Urban is a longtime writer for the communications efforts of the Diocese of Burlington and former editor of The Vermont Catholic Tribune.

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