[Courses 2013-2017] Course on the Message of Fatima
Course on the Message of Fatima | 2013-2017
Opening session in June 2013
Retreat House of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Many people who are interested in Fatima haven’t yet had a change to identify in a comprehensive and co-ordinated manner the message that God brought to mankind through Our Lady in Cova da Iria. It’s a very extensive message and with many religious elements that shape the proclamation of hope for men and women of our times. In this cycle of celebrations, that is a preparation for the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima, the Shrine of Fatima has included, among its purposes, the task of «develop the various thematic aspects of the message of Fatima and its implications in Christian life» and more specifically, «reread it theologically in a broader context of the Christian message».
It is for this reason that, the Shrine of Fatima has introduced the Course on the Message of Fatima, addressed to the devotees and pilgrims of Fatima, to the pastoral ministries in various areas, to the employees of the Shrine of Fatima or Marian movements and intended for all the Christians who are interested in better understand the spirituality of Fatima. The Shrine of Fatima has tried to explain the key elements of the apparitions of Cova da Iria, to systemize the thematic contents and to provide a context to the various aspects of these apparitions, carrying out a deepening of the message of Fatima and a reflection on some of its implications for the Christian life.
Theological Framework of the apparitions: meaning of Maryophanies
Ongoing importance and meaning of Fatima
Events and key players of Fatima
Centrality of God and call to adoration
The Trinitarian face of God in the Message of Fatima
Eucharistic adoration as a call to a self-giving conduct
Mary as intercessor and the prayer of the Rosary.
Mary as a manifestation of the maternal presence of God
The Immaculate Heart of Marty introduces us to God’s compassion for the world
The pedagogy of the Secret: from fear to hope
Reparation as a call to take part in the God’s work of redemption
Consecration as self-giving and acceptance
Biography and spiritual profile of the Seers of Fatima