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Peruvian children make act of consecration to Our Lady of Fatima

Lima, Peru, May 13, 2011 / 06:26 pm (CNA) .- The Archdiocese of Lima announced that 5,000 children will make an act of consecration to Our Lady of Fatima on  May 13.

The director of the archdiocesan press office, Daniel Jacobo, told CNA that the consecration will begin with a Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Monserrat in city’s historic district. 

This is the second year the event is being held.

Jacobo said the idea is “to promote devotion to the Virgin among the students of schools in central Lima. It’s beautiful because the children enter in procession carrying a small statue” of the Virgin Mary.

Participating schools will be given rosaries, holy cards and certificates of attendance during the ceremony.