Welcome to the Novena for PEACE

Parishes, Schools, Families

Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of Peace, pray for us

PEACE ~ PEACE and there was no PEACE!

In the summer of 1916, the Great War of World War (WW1) was raging across Europe. Pope Benedict XV having exhausted every diplomatic means to intervene and avert the war and later to try  to end the horrible conflict, turned to ask the prayers of children and to have them unite them  around the Eucharistic Banquet. From Rome, Pope Benedict XV, through his Bishops, called for the children of the world and especially children of the warring nations, to unite in prayer and to receive Holy Communion  on the 30th of July in Reparation for the crimes of men and in supplication for peace.

The following year, in a letter dated May 5, 1917, Pope Benedict XV filled with anguish at the continuing slaughter of millions, made yet another appeal to Heaven for peace. His desire was that the Catholic world would have recourse to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Throne of Grace and that all would go to this Throne through Mary. In his letter he ordered the invocation: Queen of Peace, pray for us! to be inserted universally into the Litany of Loreto and concluded with these words:

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First video – Knights of the Holy Eucharist & Pope Benedict XV
Second video – Young Catholic school children sing the Litany of Loreto
Third video – History of the Rosary
Fourth video – Fatima and the Angel of Peace

On May 5th, 1917,
Pope Benedict XV called the Catholic world to prayer,
it was eight days later then, on the following day prayers were answered on
May 13th, 1917

Our Lady appeared to three small shepherd children
to offer God’s Supernatural Plan for Peace.


Novena to Our Lady of Fatima ~
Queen of Peace, pray for us!

Let us spiritually unite in Nine Memorares a day for nine days and Ten Hail Mary’s a day for children.

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother.
To thee do I come, before thee do I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

After each of the nine Memorares pray the invocation!
“O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee.”

Catholics, let us unite and open the hearts of our parishes, schools, catholic organizations, families, children, country, and the entire world to pray for peace because now is the time.
Let us open our hearts to Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of Peace which is the answer to the times that we are living in.

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Children of the Eucharist
Young Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

“Continue to say the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary,  to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war, because only she can obtain it.”
Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, July 13, 1917.

In 1917 Pope Benedict XV added the invocation “Queen of Peace” to the Litany of Loreto.
The peace of the world is a special theme at Fatima.