Our Lady of Fatima changed my life, and now… time to say Thanks.

My life changed on May 13, 1997. That was the day I left my old life behind, and took a giant leap towards the missionary life. And I am still here.

My mom never fails to remind me every year that May 13 is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. And I should thank her for that special day of conversion. And I do. Every year. It has been 14 years!

And this Saturday, the unthinkable for me is going to happen. I am going to Fatima in Portugal. I am actually going to the World Youth Day. And our Days in the Diocese is going to be in the Diocese of Coria-Caceres. At first, I was very iffy about it. Who knows where that is? I wanted Barcelona or Pamplona or any of those famous places. But God has other plans for me.

Apparently, Coria-Caceres is 3 hours away from Fatima. And our host Diocese will be bringing us there on Saturday to spend the day there.

… silence…

… mouth open …

… tears …

I have been saying thank you to Our Lady of Fatima every year for the past 14 years. This time, I can go there and thank her in person. You changed my life, and I am going to commit to working even harder. You can count on it.



  1. hey xavy
    i am very glad to hear this – i am glad you have found a pathway that is so enriching to you…and I am sire countless others.

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