From Saturday, September 9 to Monday, September 11, 2017, Reno has been selected to be a host for the World Apostolate of Fatima’s U.S. Tour For Peace. The world famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which has traveled worldwide since 1947, is on a historic journey across America to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, visiting more than 100 dioceses in 50 states.
The statue has visited more than 100 countries, including the United States, Russia and China, proclaiming the message of salvation, peace and hope, known as the Peace Plan From Heaven. Miracles and graces have been reported wherever the statue has traveled.
On May 13, 1917, in Fatima Portugal, three shepherd children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, who later were declared saints, were tending to their flock of sheep when they were visited by the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus. She advised the children that in order for there to be peace on earth, people must turn to God and pray each day. On October 13, 1917, as Mary promised, the “Miracle of the Sun” occurred before thousands of people, from believers to non-believers. The witnesses were able to look a the sun without any damage being done to their eyes. The sun began to fluctuate in color, and began to swirl in different directions. Then the sun appeared to fall from the sky, hurtling towards the earth. The sun then returned to its normal position in the sky. Prior to the miracle the people were wet and muddy due to a rain storm. After the miracle, the ground was dry and their clothing was miraculously dry and clean. The most skeptical non-believers became believers. The people of Nevada are honored to have the statue and event in Nevada, where a beautiful opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the City Plaza in downtown Reno, where the statue will be placed in front of the “BELIEVE” sign, followed by a procession around the River Walk. The statue will then be placed at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral for the evening mass. The tour continues with the statue being placed on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sparks, Nevada, for all day ceremonies. Finally, on the last day of the Nevada tour, the statue will go to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church for the students to embrace the beauty of the statue and the message of peace.
All are welcome to attend the events. Just as people from all different religions, including atheists, were present in 1917 for the Miracle of the Sun, all people, regardless of your religious beliefs, all people are encouraged to attend the opening ceremony and the following events. The many type of blessings that have happened to those that have been in the presence of the statue are described as incredible.
On May 13, 1951, Pope Pius XII proclaimed, “In 1946, I crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the following year, through the Pilgrim Virgin, She set forth as though to claim Her dominion, and the favors She performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe what we are seeing with our eyes.”
John Haffert, co-founder of the Blue Army of Fatima, who arranged for world peace tours for the statue, stated, “I do not hesitate to say that I myself have seen that image change its appearance. I was privileged to accompany the statue to America, with Canon Oliveira, in October 1947. On more than thirty occasions the statue has shed tears and once I myself wiped a tear from its cheek.”
In 1947, well-known sculptor José Thedim, under the direction of Sister Lucia, sculpted two statutes of Our Lady of Fatima. The first statue spread the message of peace to Europe and was eventually retired and put on display in the Basilica at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. The second statue, which is the one that will arrive in Reno, was blessed by the Bishop of Liera, Fatima on October 13, 1947, and was commissioned to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin who would carry the blessings of Fatima throughout the world. The Bishop prayed that Mary herself accompany the statue wherever it goes and to bring the message of hope, peace and salvation to the world.
On October 16, 1992, six bishops descended on Red Square in Moscow carrying the Pilgrim Virgin Statue. It was crowned at midnight in front of Lenin’s tomb.
Updates will be posted to his page as we draw nearer to the event. If you would like to participate in the event and help out, please feel free to contact Joel Santos at: Joel@SantosLawOffices.com
When: Friday, January 27, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sponsors: The event is being held by The Law Firm of Joel A. Santos Joel Santos, Esq. and Cory Santos, Esq.) and Herbert J. Santos, Sr., Esq., along with St. Vincent’s Food Pantry.
Purpose: Continuing a history of giving back to the community, our law offices are holding a “Free Law Day” to help our community with their legal needs and questions during this difficult economic time our county is experiencing. At the same time, we are hoping to assist St. Vincent’s Food Pantry in filling their shelves for those in need.
Particulars: We are holding this free law day for anyone who has a legal problem or has legal questions. Individuals can come on first come first served basis, or they can contact our office at 323-1084, in order to schedule an appointment with an attorney. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of their income level.
So that as many people as possible have an opportunity to meet with an attorney, each person will be given a set amount of time to meet with an attorney and obtain free legal advice. The attorney may extend the amount of time if he deems it to be necessary.
Free legal advice will be given in the following areas of law:
Worker’s Compensation (on the job injuries), Personal Injury, Immigration Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, Wills and Probate, and Power of Attorneys.
Cost: The event is free, however, we do ask that each person please bring several cans of non-perishable food for St. Vincent's Food Pantry. A donation barrel will be on site for the collection of all food donations.
In addition, each person who attends may enter into a drawing to be eligible to win 2 free tickets to a Reno Bighorns Basketball Game with excellent seats that are in mid court, 2nd row. One entry form will be given for attending the event. Additional entry forms will be given for each donation of 5 items of food to the food pantry barrel.
If you already are represented by an attorney for your legal matter, you are not eligible. For all terms and conditions, you may contact our office. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at the sole discretion of our offices.
Free Reno Bighorns Basketball Tickets
Have you had a chance to attend a Reno Bighorns Basketball game for the 2011-2012 season yet? Here is your chance. This season the games have been described as exciting, family friendly, very reasonably priced, and tons of fun!
We are giving away two free tickets to the upcoming Bighorns basketball game on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The seats are located in center court in row 2. In order to have a chance to win the tickets, follow these instructions:
1. Send us an email to email@example.com and ask to be entered into our January 3, 2012 Reno Bighorns drawing. In the email you must include your name, address, email address, and telephone number.
2. On Facebook.com, "like" the Law Firm of Joel A. Santos. If you already "like" us on Facebook, you may skip this step.
Winners will be notified on January 3, 2012, by 2:00 p.m.
A few rules to consider: You must be 18 years of age or older to enter this free giveaway. By accepting the tickets, you release our office from any liability whatsoever and you assume all risk, if any, in attending the event. By entering this giveaway, if you win the tickets, you consent to the use of your name on any of our firm's promotional materials, facebook postings, website, or any other media. For a full set of rules, you may visit our offices in order to review same.
FREE MOVIE PREMIERS
Would you like to see a movie for FREE and before it is released to the public?
We welcome you to keep track of upcoming events, such as free movie premiers and advanced screenings sponsored by our office. We recommend that you check this site often, as free tickets to the movie premiers are in high demand and go quickly. Some of the free movie premiers in the past have included "Role Models" and "The Express".
Attorneys Joel and Cory Santos at opening day of the Reno Aces in the new, beautiful downtown Reno stadium.