On March 20, two members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), went on pilgrimage to the site of the 1917 apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal, to deliver over 40,000 petition cards collected through the TFP’s America Needs Fatima Home Visitation Program.
America Needs Fatima began taking its supporters’ petitions to Fatima shortly after they began their Home Visitation Program. Since then they have hand-delivered nearly 200,000 petition cards from people across the nation.
“By taking our supporters’ petitions to the place where Our Lady appeared in Fatima, we give them the opportunity to present their problems and aspirations to the Blessed Mother in a way that many of them would never have a chance to do,” said Home Visitation Program coordinator Byron Whitcraft. “It is an excellent service that we are happy to provide.”
In this way, America Needs Fatima hopes to strengthen the link Catholic Americans have with the Virgin of Fatima, who is the Mother of God and their own mother.