Saturday, August 12th was a day of celebration at St. Joseph Residence. We held a Portuguese Festival with special food native to Portugal, customs, and a celebration of the famous Lady of Fatima Apparition. Each month on the 13th, the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima is celebrated. A special thank you to the Diaz family who baked and made other “goodies” native to Portugal.
The oldest daughter dressed up as Our Lady, and the 3 younger children dressed up as children who the Blessed Mother appeared to. As the script of the story of the Apparition was being read, the children were very still as if the Blessed Mother was speaking to them. Everyone was inspired and left happy with a better appreciation for this special feast and encouraged to do what Our Lady asked for; to do penance and pray more.