7-8 July 2017 at the FR2-5 SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
09 June 2017
Your Eminences, Your Excellencies and Reverend Administrators:
Praised be Jesus and Mary!
This year is a grace-filled moment in the Church because 2017 marks the centennial anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal. In 1917, “the Virgin Mary appeared there and warned that World War II would come, that Russia would spread her errors, that the Church would be persecuted, and that various nations might be annihilated. And yet she promised her triumph in the end.”
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) joins the tribute, tasking the Marian Solidarity for Pope Francis with three important projects in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. One of which is the National Marian Congress this coming 7-8 July 2017 at the FR2-5 SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
In this connection, we would like to invite you, dear bishop, and your parishioners to attend the said event on 7-8 July 2017. Like the Marian Retreat scheduled on 3-6 July 2017, of which we too are organizers, the congress will also focus on the story of the Fatima apparitions, Our Lady’s message, and the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Marian Solidarity for Pope Francis invited Ms. Angelyn Dee, Rev. Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, and Dr. Peter Howard to give talks on the topics abovementioned. A token donation of five-hundred pesos (Php500) per person will help us pay for the venue expenses.
To confirm your attendance, please contact the Marian Solidarity Secretariat (Gina or Albert) at (02) 632-1001 to 03 / 0922-846-3702 / 0922-846-3703. An online registration will be made available beginning June 12, 2017. You may deposit your donation to: Assisi Development Foundation, Inc. at BPI C/A 2431005126. Please fax a copy of the deposit slip with your name and contact numbers to (02) 6327844 or scan a copy and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrance tickets will be delivered by special courier if remitted on or before June 22, 2017. After June 22, 2017, Entrance Tickets will be picked-up at the SMX Convention Center, 2nd Level at Marian Congress Registration Table Ticket Reservations.
On behalf of the Marian Solidarity for Pope Francis, it is our hope and prayer that you will accept our humble invitation. Thank you.
Entrusting your concerns to the care of Our Lady and for Saints Francisco and Jacinta to intercede for us, we remain,
+MOST REV. GUILLERMO V. AFABLE, D.D.
Bishop of Digos
Bishop Coordinator for Marian Retreat and Congress