Thursday, November 26, 2015

Known as Cova da Iria

Camino Cova da Iria
Pierini Fitness wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day with hope that you enjoy many pleasant memories this day.

For some, today is a time to remember our Thanksgiving Days of the past when we may have been somewhere far from home doing something different than normal.

For this chief executive blogger, that yesteryear memory takes me back 14 years ago to Thanksgiving Day 2001 when my wife and I were in Fatima, Portugal.

To some, particularly those of my Catholic faith, Fatima is synonymous with our Lady Of Fatima and the three shepherd children – Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto – who experienced apparitions from the Blessed Virgin Mary over a course of several months almost a century ago in 1917.

These reported apparitions at Fatima were officially declared worthy of belief by the Catholic Church.

For my wife and I, this Thanksgiving Day 2001 was a beautiful day and we were enjoying the late autumn sunshine while talking a leisurely walk on a trail with meandering orchards of  olive trees whose trunks were covered with moss.

Our destination that day was to a field, where Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the shepherd children, known as Cova da Iria.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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