October 13, 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the famous Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.
Something’s been nagging at me for a while that we should go. We were already planning on going to Spain next October, so why not add in Fatima? And regular readers know that I’m not one to discount interior feelings.
I told Jesus that if we’re supposed to go, let me know and make it happen.
Nothing really stuck out at me, but that little feeling of “let’s go there” has stayed with me.
So we’re going.
I never thought I’d be going on a pilgrimage—or to Portugal, no less. We love to travel, but these things were never on our list.
And really, I’m not sure what it means to me. We’re not Fatima groupies or apparition junkies. We do pray the rosary most days. I would like to say daily, but I tend to skip it most Saturdays and Sundays. I’m working on that.
I’ve been on quite a faith journey in the last year, and who knows where I’ll be next October. But this feels like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m going to take it.
Maybe this trip will change my life.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.