May 13, 2017, UMass Dartmouth's Commencement Day, marks the 100-year anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
To focus our students’ attention on the important message of peace, repentance and prayer that Our Lady of Fatima gave the Church and the world in her appearances at Fatima, we will pray the rosary each Monday and Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 pm in the Reflection Room.
We invite faculty, staff, students and friends of the college to sign up to lead the Rosary on a particular day.
The heavenly appearances to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, which started in 1916 with three encounters with angels culminating in the Fall of 1916 when the children were taught to say prayers. Marian apparitions began May 13 and ended October 13, 1917, with the miracle of the sun.