10 may, 2017
The Message of Fatima, the Rosary and the Peace are the remaining subjects already announced.
The films are based on excerpts of the memoirs of Sister Lucia about those subjects and include statements of Pope Francis, that were mentioned on several occasions, related to those topics.
“I enjoyed a lot seeing the Angel but I enjoyed even more seeing Our Lady. What I liked the most was seeing Our Lord in that Light that Our Lady put into our chests. I like God so much!” Words of Francisco Marto, according to the Fourth Memoir of Sister Lucia.
In this video, in Portuguese and English, with a length of 3:16 minutes, available on the official webpages of the visit and the Shrine, the Pope talks about a merciful God who want to save us all, since “God doesn't perceive anyone as completely lost”
“The problem is to let [Him] enter our heart”, states the Pope, emphasizing that God is searching for everyone “until the last moment”.
This way, the initiative joins a series of others promoted by the Shrine, with the purpose of presenting the pilgrims who talk about Fatima on their own words.
Among these initiatives, it is worth mention the Vozes do Centenário (Voices of the Centennial), produced in partnership with Rádio Renascença and the Mural de Testemunhos (Mural of Testimonies), in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
The project Voices of the Centennial, which began on the 2nd of February, consists in short videos produced by Rádio Renascença, with more or less one minute each, with 100 testimonies of pilgrims who came to Fatima with very different backgrounds , from politics to sport, from performing arts to literature, without forgetting the Church itself.
During 100 days, until the 12th of May, several stories of a connection to Fatima will be told, based on the experience of faith that each of the protagonists is searching for and experiences when visiting the Shrine of Fatima.
The Voices of the Centennial come together with another testimonies of anonymous pilgrims, but with a face, who visit the Shrine of Fatima and that are captured by the camera of the Mural of the Testimonies project – Fatima and Me, an online mosaic in which several pilgrims can tell the experience of faith that they had in this place.
Available since the 8th of December at muraldetestemunhos.fatima.pt and throughout the year of the Centennial for the Apparitions, the Mural, in constant update, currently includes 83 testimonies, from Portuguese or foreign pilgrims to priests and religious.
The construction of the Mural, as well as the collecting of all the testimonies has been accomplished in the scope of the Media and Communication Course of the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, also in charge of the editing and post-production of these videos.
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