Sunday, May 7, 2017

Get a FREE Printable Fatima Prayers Copywork Set!

In 1916, three shepherd children named Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta from Fatima, Portugal were visited by an angel that called himself the Angel of Peace and the Angel of Portugal.   Then, on, May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to same three children with an urgent message for the whole world.

Our Lady identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and urged the children to pray the rosary daily for peace in the world and to make sacrifices for sinners.

Our Lady continued to appear to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta on the 13th of each month from May to October of 1917.  Over the course of  her visits, and in the several preceding visits by the angel, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta were taught a number of prayers.  These prayers are wonderful ones to memorize and pray as we offer up sacrifices throughout each day for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against God.

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To help my children memorize the Fatima prayers - as well as to work on their handwriting - I have made copywork sheets of all the prayers found in the back of The Children of Fatima and Our Lady's Message to the World by Mary Fabyan Windeatt, which we are reading this week.  I am sharing the simple FREE PRINTABLE Fatima Prayer copywork sheets in case your children might benefit from them, too. 

In the set, I included both ejaculations and longer prayers:
I also made copies of each prayer in print and in cursive.


My hope is that in doing so, the set will be helpful across ages and abilities. 

Other Our Lady of Fatima Resources and Activities

My plan is to also center a good deal of our week's learning, review, and activities around the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.  In case you're doing the same, I thought I'd also share some other resources and activities we'll enjoy this week:

We always enjoy listening to Holy Heroes CD's in our minivan, during chore time, or when we're playing with Legos and such.  Secrets from Heaven: The Story of the Children of Fatima will be perfect for this week. The audio is also available as a digital download/MP3.

My youngest got the darling
Jesus and Mary hardcover for Easter and has been making his way through reading it with me.  We're going to read the sweet, 1960's version of the Story of Fatima as part of his lessons this week and will share it with his siblings, too.

We love CCC's animations here and will likely be watching The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima again this week.

I am fairly certain that we will be making our now annual mini-Mary Gardens this week or next, which are a lovely way to honor Our Lady of Fatima's feast day, Mary's month of May, Mother's Day, or Saint Isadore the farmer's feast day, which is also coming up.

I am not sure yet if we will make simple paper Marian baskets to pass forward again this year, but I wanted to mention them here in case you are looking for an easy service idea for this week.
I've love to hear what your favorite Our Lady of Fatima resources, prayers, and traditions are. 

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.


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