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Feasts, birthdays, rosaries and sanctuaries

Signs of the Divine Plan at work, or just mere coincidence?

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falls today, 7th October, coming just a short while after the incredible announcement that a sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima will be raised in St. Petersburg. Now, the rosary is very closely related to the events of Fatima, of course. And so is Russia. But to fully underline the profound portent of things that may be to come consider also that today, 7th October, so closely connected to the rosary, is also the birthday of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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A Fatima Sanctuary for St. Petersburg

A Byzantine Rite sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima is due to be built in St. Petersburg, according to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX).

Father Alejandro Burgos, a Spanish priest exercising his apostolate in St. Petersburg is quoted as saying that “the Orthodox confessions are not opposed to this project. Many Russians have great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, who interceded for the conversion of Russia during the communist persecution.”

Some years ago a founding trustee of The Saint George Educational Trust, due to his role in the European Parliament, was invited to speak as a guest to Deputies of the Russian State Duma. He was able to briefly explain something about the appearances of the Mother of God at Fatima in 1917 and of the eventual resurgence and reuniting of Christendom with Russia being Heaven’s chosen instrument.