World Apostolate of Fatima

England & Wales

An approved Public Association of the Faithful erected by the Pontifical Council for the Laity

Recently, at his audience on Wed 5th April 2017, speaking on the 12th anniversary of his death, Pope Francis commented that Pope St John Paul II gave two great messages to the world: that of the merciful Jesus and that of Fatima. Then the Holy Father said: “Let us accept these Messages (the Divine Mercy and Fatima ) so that they fill our hearts.”

The World Apostolate of Fatima, (WAF), is an association present in many countries throughout the world which is open to all the baptized, and directed primarily to the laity.

It seeks to make known and lived the very important message of peace and salvation for all mankind given by Our Lady of Fatima, though the young seers of Fatima, Lucia dos Santos, and Jacinta and FranciscoMarto, and to explain why this message is so important.

On 7 October 2005 its international statutes were approved ad experimentum by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, and on 7 October 2010 it was permanently erected as an international Public Association of the Faithful by Cardinal Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. This confirmed that the World Apostolate of Fatima is in full communion with the Holy See and that its purpose is, according to its statutes: 1) promoting the authentic teaching of the Church in adherence to the tenets of the Gospel; 2) the personal sanctification of its members through faithful adherence to the message of Fatima; 3) promoting the common good by spreading the message of Fatima; 4) promoting the Pledge given by each member of the WAF. The World Apostolate of Fatima has millions of members in 57 countries.

The World Apostolate of Fatima in England and Wales

WAF England and Wales is involved in promoting the message of Fatima through Visitations to cathedrals and churches of the National PIlgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco. It also seeks to promote the daily Rosary, the Brown Scapular and the Five First Saturdays devotion, and the annual WAF National Pilgrimage to Fatima. Likewise, it seeks to promote Fatima by means of the distribution of books, booklets, literature and DVDs, and through home visitation statues, and the formation of Rosary groups.

We are encouraging people to join WAF England and Wales, and are particularly looking for anyone who would like to promote the Fatima message either locally or nationally.

Finally, if you are in a position to make us a donation of whatever size, that will be a real help which will be put to immediate good use, such as producing new promotional leaflets or DVDs. 

Thank you for your prayers and support for our work on behalf of Our Lady’s Apostolate.

The aerial photos of Fatima were taken by the Portuguese Air Force 

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