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Fatima Consecration

This is the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of our Lady of Fatima. 

To honor the occasion, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap, will consecrate the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Our Lady of Fatima on Sunday, Oct 15 at the 11 am Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul.

Two other Fatima celebrations at St. Norbert's will be:

  1. Marian Dedication:  Join us on Sunday,  Oct 15, at the 9 am Mass at St. Norbert's where all those that have been dedicating themselves to Mary durning this 33 day period will be consecrated or reconsecrated  to Mary at this Mass.  See below for the information about the Preparation for Total Consecration. 
  2. Public Rosary:  A special public recitation of the Rosary will be held on Saturday, Oct 14 at noon at the Blessed Mother's Grotto at St. Norbert's on Rt. 252.  This too is in honor of the Blessed Mother's final apparition in Fatima 100 years ago. 


All are invited to participate in this momentous occasion and a decisive moment when we turn ourselves over to the incomparable care of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To prepare for this consecration, Archbishop Chaput is encouraging the use of one of these resources (both available on

  • ¨ St. Louis de Montfort’s Preparation for Total Consecration (en español)
  • ¨ Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory preparation process (en español)

St. Norbert’s is offering two 5 week sessions of Fr. Gaitley’s 33 Days program to prepare for the Consecration:

  1. Mornings:  Mondays, Sept 11 to Oct 9, 9:30 am.  Contact:  Mary Galloway at 610.356.8916 or 
  2. Evenings:   Mondays, Sept 11 to Oct 9, 7-8:30 pm.  Contact:  Peggy Kravitz at or 610.644.6538


On Sept 11 at the Introductory Session, you will receive your retreat packet (ordered through Mary or Peggy), including a workbook, and view a DVD introduction and talk by Fr. Gaitley.  

This material is based on the charisms and teachings of 4 important Marian Saints Louis de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II, and is packed with many profound insights into the role of Mary in our journey to salvation and encounter with Jesus.  Part of each session will be a 20-30 minute DVD presentation and explanation by Fr. Gaitley.

Join with thousands of Philadelphians as we energize and practice a more joyful, visible Christian discipleship that is so needed in our present society. 

RSVP/Contact:  Mary Galloway at or 610.356.8916



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